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Institution: Appalachian State University

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2019.


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 theory/aural skills core as the instructor of record. A doctorate in music theory or related field completed by October 1, 2019. A strong research agenda within music theory and music theory pedagogy and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and current pedagogical practices. The committee is especially interested in candidates with research in any of the following areas: music theory pedagogy, public music theory, distance education, film music, and popular music.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Music Theorist to teach music theory/aural skills courses within the undergraduate core. Additional teaching assignments may include upper level/graduate analysis, music theory pedagogy 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, mentoring, student advisement, and service activities. The successful candidate must actively and intentionally exemplify diversity and inclusion in teaching, curriculum, and service.

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 November 1, 2018. We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey. This brief survey can be accessed at

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Deadline: open until filled


Other Information:

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 prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, scholars, and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region, and nation. Recognizing the importance of preparing our students to be music professionals in a diverse world, we value diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, pedagogy, and community interactions; and we engage in reflection and intentional action that values, respects, supports, acknowledges, and advances the preparation of our students to be leaders who celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. 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 .

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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.

Appalachian State is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, and understanding and global awareness. Learn more at

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Date Listed: 10/16/2018

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