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Institution: Alverno College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Music Director

General Information:

The College is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Music Director position for the Music department located in Milwaukee, WI.



> PhD in Music with Music Theory specialization
> Experience teaching music theory and other music topics for undergraduate majors and Gen Ed students
> Fulfilled administrative duties within a music department (performance, curriculum organization, staffing)
> Holds the PhD in Music, with Music Theory specialization at the Masters level at a minimum
> Knowledge of current approaches in music theory and composition, with diverse music literature, including use of technology
> Strong interpersonal skills in teaching undergraduates and with colleagues, creative in curricular development
> Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities.
The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

> Teach core music theory classes, aural analysis and keyboard labs for undergraduate Music majors
> Rotate into a 1st year Intro to Music section for mixed Gen Ed and Music major population
> Develop/teach music and digital technology classes to serve both Gen Ed students and Music majors
> Participate with faculty in Music and other fields for curriculum development in a collaborative manner
> Administer department protocols for Performance, collaborate with colleagues for course-planning and other department functions.
> Develop expertise in ability areas relevant to teaching assignments, serve on college-wide committees
> Preference given to candidates with strong academic ability to facilitate musical performances and ensembles

Salary Range: unspecified

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Deadline: open until filled


Other Information:

Alverno College is a private liberal arts college with an internationally acclaimed ability-based program and diverse student body. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences in the classroom, in study abroad opportunities and in professional internships related to their major. These experiences, among others, have resulted in Alverno College being recognized as the “Most Innovative School” among Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. For the sixth consecutive year, Alverno was also ranked first in the Midwest in the “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category.

Alverno College’s acclaimed ability-based curriculum supports Music majors who are preparing to enter the growing field of Music Therapy with a B.M. in Music degree. Alverno’s Music Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Our location in a large metropolitan area with many music resources and a high concentration of working music therapists allows students in the department to experience many kinds of music-making while also gaining clinical experience working with music therapists in a wide variety of settings. The Music Department seeks a fresh perspective on musicianship training, with literature that reflects diverse, contemporary music styles and integration of relevant music technology. Duties that support the administration of a small undergraduate Music Department will also be part of this position. This is a full-time exempt position contingent on funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Alverno College health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and qualified dependents.

Alverno College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workplace diversity

Date Listed: 03/29/2017

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