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Institution: Appalachian State University

Position: Instructor or Assistant Professor

General Information:

tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2018


An excellent record as a teacher/scholar and evidence of successful, college-level teaching experience. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in the undergraduate core as the instructor of record. A master’s degree in music theory or composition is required. The candidate is also required to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education, mentoring, and current pedagogical practices. A doctoral degree in music theory or composition completed by August 15, 2018, is required for appointment to the tenure track. Other applicants will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2018.

POSITION: Music Theorist to teach music theory/aural skills courses within the undergraduate core. Additional teaching assignments may include orchestration, composition, upper level analysis, and other courses related to the candidate’s interest and background. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership including curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and educational preparation.

Items to Send:

A complete application will include PDFs of a letter of interest, a current vita, and a list of names and contact information for 3-5 references. Send applications via email to:

Chair, Music Theory Search Committee

Please do not send other materials at this time; such materials may be requested later. Individual search committee members\' reviews of files will begin on December 5, 2017, with identification of a semi-finalist pool to occur after January 5, 2018.

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Deadline: December 5, 2017


Other Information:

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 students. The Hayes School of Music consists of 480 music students and 50 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance, music therapy, music theory/composition, sacred music, and music industry studies, and graduate degrees in music performance, composition, and music therapy. The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence, and the School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at .

The Hayes School of Music values individuals with experience in a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University\'s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Date Listed: 11/02/2017

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