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Institution: Duquesne University

Position: Assistant Professor of Music

General Information:

The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University seeks a gifted, energetic, and collegial music theorist with a secondary area of specialization for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Musicianship, beginning August 2018.


Minimum qualifications: doctorate in music theory (earned by the time of appointment); record of excellence in undergraduate teaching of music theory and aural skills; ability to engage performers, composers, other music professionals (e.g. music educators, music therapists, sound engineers), and Bachelor of Arts students within a School of Music environment; demonstrated passion for teaching, including non-majors; active scholarly agenda.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor must be able to teach courses at all levels of the required undergraduate curriculum in music theory and aural skills as well as undergraduate and graduate electives in music theory, analysis, and related subjects, including those stemming from his or her areas of expertise. The Assistant Professor will also be called upon to develop and teach courses for non-majors. We seek a resourceful, dynamic, and creative teacher with a flexible range of musical, intellectual, and pedagogical perspectives that will help us address the needs and interests of the wide variety of students whom we serve. The department is also poised to revise its undergraduate core music curriculum in light of progressive trends within the field. With this position, we seek a colleague who would be able to contribute productively and enthusiastically to this process. A secondary specialization in performance and/or composition is highly desirable. At least some expertise in music outside of the Western classical canon is also desirable.

The Assistant Professor must have an active, ongoing research and publication agenda in the discipline of music theory, broadly conceived. He or she may also pursue professional performing or creative activities as part of this agenda. Finally, as a valued member of the faculty community, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in service activities within the university and the discipline.

Salary Range: unspecified

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Application deadline: January 10, 2018.

Deadline: January 10, 2018


Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Binder at:

Date Listed: 11/22/2017

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