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Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Position: Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory

General Information:

Start Date: Aug. 1, 2017


Doctorate in music theory or composition required. Demonstration of successful college level teaching skills. The candidate should possess outstanding organizational and communication skills and have interest in collaborative efforts with other faculty within the College of the Arts. There must be a demonstrated commitment to scholarship and creative activity. International faculty members are responsible for obtaining their own work visas.

Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

- Teach undergraduate and graduate theory classes including Counterpoint, Analysis of Musical Form and Analysis of 20th Century Music.
- Teach in applied or other areas of expertise as needs of the School of Music warrant.
- Assist with student advising and participate in academic affairs of the department.
- May be required to teach in general areas of music and participate in committee work as warranted by departmental need, or as assigned by the Director.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Items to Send:

A complete application will include the following materials:
- Application Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- At least three letters of support
- The names of three or more references with contact information.

Use e-mail for application materials. Direct application materials to: Dr. Garth Alper at Please include “Theory Vacancy” and your name in the subject line.

Application deadline is February 1, 2017. Official transcripts will be required before appointment. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


Other Information:

The Department:
The School of Music & Performing Arts offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in performance, music media, theory/composition, piano pedagogy, and jazz studies as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Music, with concentrations in Music Education, Music Business, and Traditional Music. The Master of Music degree allows students to specialize in the concentrations of performance, music education, theory/composition, conducting, or pedagogy. All music degrees are accredited by
the National Association of Schools of Music.

The School of Music is housed in 56,000 square foot Angelle Hall and hosts approximately 100 concerts, recitals, competitions, or other performances each year. There are numerous opportunities for performance with ensembles sponsored by the School of Music, as well as with other community organizations. Further information about the School of Music is available at the website:

University and Community:

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 28 disciplines and the doctorate in 10 disciplines. Additional information about the University is available on the University’s website at

The core values of the University include equity, integrity, intellectual curiosity, creativity, tradition, transparency, respect, collaboration, pluralism, and sustainability. UL Lafayette consists of nine degree-granting units: Arts, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate School, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, and University College.

Located midway between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is the heart of Louisiana’s Acadian-Creole region. The city of over 126,000 is part of the Lafayette-Acadiana area, which has a total population of 616,000 and is one of Louisiana’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Lafayette serves as the base of Louisiana’s offshore oil industry, as well as the financial, retail, and medical center for South-Central Louisiana.


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at:

Date Listed: 05/05/2017

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