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Institution: University of Delaware

Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

General Information:

Tenure track appointment
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 28, 2018


The Department of Music at the University of Delaware seeks a dynamic teacher and scholar in Music Theory. The successful candidate will be joining a department in which performers, educators, scholars, and creators of music collaborate to achieve the highest levels of artistry while engaging local, regional, and global communities. We welcome any research specialization and would especially encourage applications from scholars who are also committed to progressive pedagogy. Candidates must have a completed doctorate in Music Theory at the time of appointment, and their record must show successful experience in collegiate-level teaching, as well as an established record of research that demonstrates the promise of continued growth and significance in the field.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach a 3+2 load, focusing on courses for our music majors and graduate students, and may also provide mentoring and thesis advisement for undergraduate Music Theory majors. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in the following areas: core undergraduate theory courses (Written Theory and Aural Skills); graduate topics courses; upper-level courses (Counterpoint, Keyboard Harmony, and Analysis and Interpretation). The candidate will also be expected to produce significant research through presentations and publications. In addition to teaching and research, all music faculty are expected to contribute to the department’s mission and also participate in departmental, college, and university activities and governance.

Salary Range: Commensurate with rank and experience (and guided by our collective bargaining agreement -- which you can look up online!).

Items to Send:

Applicants should upload a single document containing their letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to After initial screening, examples of scholarly writing, and a teaching portfolio (including a video of classroom teaching) will be requested of remaining candidates. Application materials will not be returned.

Deadline: November 15, 2017


Philip Duker, Chair
Music Theory Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Other Information:


The University of Delaware is a private, state-assisted research university, enrolling approximately 22,000 students. The city of Newark, with a population of approximately 30,000 is located in northeastern Delaware, fourteen miles southwest of Wilmington, the principal city of the state. The campus lies midway between New York City and Washington, D.C., affording students and faculty easy access to cultural events in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. We offer the Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music, Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Theory, and Composition; the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music and Music Management; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Teaching. The Department comprises 52 full and part-time faculty and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students. The department of music has a growing national reputation, thanks in large part to the international success of its choral and instrumental ensembles; undergraduate and graduate student research leading to national and international conference presentations; and faculty/student co-publications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: Visit the Department’s home page on the Web at

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.that diversity and inclusion are essential in academic environments, and provide a knowledge base for innovation. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Date Listed: 10/23/2017

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