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Institution: Florida International University

Position: Instructor of Music Theory and History

General Information:

The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a nine month, non-tenure earning, Instructor of Music Theory and History. Start Date: Fall 2018.

The FIU School of Music (SOM) is comprised of 250 students and 50 full- and part-time faculty. The SOM offers B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition, performance, music business, and music technology; a B.A. degree in Music; and a B.M. and M.S. in music education.


Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Music; degree must be in hand before August 1, 2018; A minimum of three years of experience teaching at a 4-year university, including music theory, sight singing, music history, electronic music, orchestration, and online classes; and administrative experience that demonstrates effective administrative and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of excellence in university teaching; experience in designing and implementing undergraduate online courses, and music technology, and electronic music courses; candidates with a strong background in performance and/or composition are preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Expectations: develop and teach courses in undergraduate music theory, sight singing, and music history; supervise and implement the School of Music’s Student Success Initiative. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 514333 at and attach a cover letter and a complete CV as a single PDF document or individual attachments. Candidates will also be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who may be contacted at a later date by the search committee.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 15, 2017. Review will continue until position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct all inquiries to Orlando Garcia at

Other Information:

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.

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Date Listed: 12/05/2017

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