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Institution: Northwestern University

Position: Associate or Full Professor

General Information:

The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible faculty position in the Program of Music Theory and Cognition. The ideal candidate will complement current faculty strengths, and be committed to music theory as both a practical and academic discipline, engaging musicians in a comprehensive School of Music and the broader population of Northwestern as a research-oriented University. The position will be at the rank of Associate or full Professor, to begin September 1, 2018.


Required: PhD in Music Theory; proven record of a) scholarship as evidenced by publications and b) excellence in teaching music at the university level. Preferred: Proven record of successful teaching in a School or Conservatory of Music within a U.S. university.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate core courses for Bienen School majors; teach upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in field(s) of expertise; direct and advise dissertations; participate in the activities of a School of Music in a research university.

Salary Range: Appropriate to experience and rank.

Items to Send:

Provide letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Screening will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: September 1, 2017


Music Theory and Cognition Search Committee
Please send materials to:

Theory-Cognition Search Committee
c/o Ms. Tonya Glover
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2405

fax 847-491-6260

Other Information:

Please contact Richard Ashley, chair of the search committee, with any questions at

Date Listed: 10/17/2017

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