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Institution: University of Utah

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Tenure Track
Start date: July 1, 2018



Qualifications include: (1) An earned doctorate or ABD in music theory, or equivalent experience in music theory research; (2) publication of scholarly, original, peer-reviewed research or evidence of the potential for the publication of scholarly, original, peer-reviewed research for recent recipients of the doctorate; (3) teaching experience in music theory at the college level; (4) excellent classroom keyboard skills; (5) demonstrated experience and effectiveness with instructional technologies. The successful candidate must have a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and ability or potential to teach and mentor a diverse student body. We are seeking a resourceful, creative, innovative, and accomplished music theorist who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction, as defined in our Retention, Tenure, and Promotion guidelines

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Duties include: (1) Establish a notable professional career as a music theorist with continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory according to curricular needs and the candidate’s abilities/expertise, such as undergraduate theory courses in diatonic harmony, form & analysis, and 20th/21st century styles & techniques, as well as courses at the graduate level, such as analysis, pedagogy of music theory, and others, as needed; (3) supervise undergraduate final projects and graduate theses and dissertations, and promote the graduate music theory program; (4) advise undergraduate and graduate music theory majors; (5) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the core music theory curriculum; (6) participate on committees, including doctoral supervisory committees; and (7) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references); (3) a succinctly written statement of teaching philosophy; (4) 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders); (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Submit all materials electronically. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to February 4, 2018, to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Steve Roens, chair of the search committee, at Do not send other materials unless requested.

Deadline: February 4, 2018


Other Information:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Date Listed: 05/02/2018

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