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Institution: Syracuse University

Position: Part-Time Faculty

General Information:

FLSA Exempt


A minimum of a Master of Music (preferred), or demonstrable equivalent professional experience.

Strong knowledge of music theory and how it applies to practical music making (performance and analysis, composition, arranging).

Experience having taught music theory at the college level preferred (music theory pedagogy).

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Fall 2017 semester: MTC145 Diatonic Harmony I 3 credits
Spring 2018 semester: MTC 146 Diatonic Harmony II 3 credits

MTC145: Instruction of music fundamentals: elementary counterpoint, basic principles of diatonic harmony, voice leading and analysis, all diatonic triads and their inversions. Primarily for music majors.

MTC146: Instruction of diatonic harmony and voice leading continued from MTC145 – Diatonic Harmony I. Seventh chords. Nonharmonic tones. Common chord modulation. Melody harmonization. Analysis of music literature.

> Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.
> Preparation of lectures, projects or other student assignments.
> Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
> Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
> Meeting all designated class periods:
- Fall Semesters (MTC145): Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:00 AM-9:20 AM (M001), Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:20 PM (M003)
- Spring Semesters (MTC146): Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:00 AM-9:20 AM (M002), Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:20 PM (M003)
- Teach the first and second semester of a two-semester course sequence of freshman music theory.
> If you are unable to meet your class due to illness or emergency, you should exercise your best effort to reschedule the class or to obtain a substitute. You must also notify the department chair of your absence and of your plan to cover the class.
> Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.
> Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.
> Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.
> Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Items to Send:

For full consideration, submit the following materials online:
> Cover Letter
> CV
(Optional: Reference List)

Files may be no larger than 5MB, however, you may submit an external link to a larger file if needed.

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Deadline: October 23, 2017


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About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Date Listed: 10/24/2017

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