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Institution: Carleton College

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in composition to begin August 31, 2007. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The Department of Music seeks a composer with a breadth of experience in and continuing composition of a wide range of music. Doctorate (Ph.D. or D.M.A.) required. Exceptional ABD candidates will be considered if the degree is substantially complete.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

In addition to the teaching of composition, the position requires classroom teaching in a liberal arts curriculum and the ability to serve as mentor and advisor to students with the range of intellectual, personal and cultural backgrounds typical of the Carleton student population.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, at least three confidential reference letters (no scores or recordings at present), and a statement which includes ideas on teaching undergraduate composition in a liberal arts setting.

Materials must be postmarked by December 1, 2006.

Deadline: December 1, 2006


Composition Search Committee, Department of Music, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057.

Other Information:

Carleton is a small, highly selective liberal arts college of 1,800 students located forty miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Department of Music includes nine full-time and over thirty part-time faculty members with specialties in ethnomusicology, performance, theory, and musicology. Over 500 students participate in musical activities during each term of the academic year. The Department offers the B.A. with a major in music. For more information about the College and the Department of Music, please visit our website:

Carleton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Minority candidates and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Date Listed: 10/18/2006

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