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Institution: Wellesley College

Position: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Theory

General Information:

The Department of Music at Wellesley College invites applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Theory. The appointment will be at the rank of a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for a period of two years to begin on January 1, 2019.


A PhD, DMA degree, or the equivalent is required.

We seek a Fellow who is committed to undergraduate education and whose pedagogical outlook incorporates original methodologies for engaging with the Western musical canon, jazz, and/or the music of other traditions and cultures.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Fellow will be expected to teach one course in music theory per semester, in addition to developing their own research and participating in the academic life of the department.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Required materials for submission are a CV; Cover Letter; Three Letters of Recommendation; and a Statement of Teaching and Research (not to exceed one page in length). To apply, visit

Deadline: October 19, 2018


Date Listed: 01/16/2019

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