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Institution: Union College

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:



The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate in music [PhD or DMA]. ABD will be considered, with degree conferred no later than December 2019.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Department of Music at Union College in Schenectady, NY seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching courses in theory and composition is the primary responsibility of this position. In collaboration with current faculty, the successful candidate will administer and teach an undergraduate music theory and composition curriculum, including aural skills. Keyboard skills proficient to teaching theory and musicianship are essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate expertise in Digital Audio Arts, offering classes and supervising projects using digital media to create, record, and process sound. In addition to competencies in music theory and composition, we seek a candidate with a breadth of interests and skills and a passion for teaching music within a liberal arts framework. According to his or her expertise and the needs of the Department and College, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach other interdisciplinary courses. Sample courses include opera, musical theater, music cognition and psychology, gender and sexuality in music, surveys or performance workshops in various areas of world music, or courses in other areas of specialization.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

By December 15, 2018 please submit the following through our online application ( (1) a cover letter, including a statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a short statement describing the approach you might take to teaching music theory and composition and (4) a short statement describing possible introductory and intermediate courses in your specialty that you might teach at a small liberal arts college. Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. Each will automatically receive an email message requesting that he or she upload a letter of recommendation to our system.

Deadline: December 15, 2018


Please direct any questions to Prof. Jennifer Matsue, Chair, Search Committee, at

Other Information:

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, and it continues to be one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in the heart of New York’s Capital District, Union College is only a short drive away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal (approximately three hours). To learn more about Union College please visit

The campus hosts a distinguished chamber music series ( held at the acoustically-superb Memorial Chapel. The Department of Music offers courses in music theory, composition, Western music history, world musics and cultures, and performance. Our faculty-led ensembles include Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, a student/community Orchestra, and Japanese Drumming Ensemble. To learn more about the Department of Music at Union College please visit

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

Date Listed: 10/16/2018

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