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Institution: Connecticut College

Position: Sylvia Marx Chair in Music

General Information:

Connecticut College is seeking an experienced, creative, and active composer and teacher of composition to be appointed to the Sylvia Marx Chair in Music at the senior level. This appointment begins in the fall of 2006.


We expect the successful candidate to be an energetic teacher who inspires students to do their best work, works collegially with others in the department and reaches out to other performing arts departments on campus. Ph.D. or D.M.A. and significant teaching experience at the college level required.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Duties include the teaching of composition in a broad range of styles, both acoustic and electronic; overseeing our electronic music studio; serving as advisor to and overseeing senior projects for students in composition and music and technology; serving as an active member of our Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology; organizing concerts of student compositions and encouraging the performance of other new music on campus; teaching other courses as time permits in such areas as 20th century theory, orchestration, musical analysis.

Salary Range: competitive

Items to Send:

A letter of application, CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of your background and your aspirations as a composer, and three letters of recommendation. Teaching evaluations, transcripts, and supplementary materials (scores and recordings) may be requested later.

Deadline: open until filled


Prof. John Anthony, Chair; Music Department: Box 5583, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London CT 06320-4196

Questions about the position can be emailed to The College's web address is <>.

Other Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research.
The normal teaching load is five courses annually, and faculty members are expected to contribute to the college's general education program, which includes a first year seminar component. Salary is competitive. The College is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (<>), and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College is committed by mission to developing diversity and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff.

Date Listed: 12/29/2005

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