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Institution: Northwestern University

Position: Open Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

General Information:

The Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible faculty position in 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 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor 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 United States 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:

Submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references via the online application:

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

Deadline: open until filled


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

Other Information:

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Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Date Listed: 09/01/2017

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