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Institution: Appalachian State University

Position: Lecturer of Composition and Theory, Non-Tenure Track

General Information:

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


Evidence of accomplishment as a composer and college/university-level teacher required. Doctorate must be completed by August 2019. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in the undergraduate theory/aural skills core. The candidate is also required to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and mentoring. The successful candidate will provide evidence of ongoing, intentional commitment to diversity and inclusion through professional interactions and service as well as teaching or scholarship and creative activity.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include individual and class instruction in composition at both the undergraduate and masters level and undergraduate classroom teaching within the theory/aural skills core. Other teaching responsibilities may include orchestration, electronic music, and special topics theory/composition courses. The successful candidate will participate in the responsibilities of faculty membership including curriculum development, student advisement, recruitment, and service activities.

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.

Deadline: open until filled


Send applications via email to:
Chair, Composition Search Committee

Other Information:

Please do not send other materials at this time. Additional materials such as video recordings of teaching and sample compositions may be requested later. Reviews of files will begin on January 7, 2019. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above.

HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 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.

HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC DIVERSITY STATEMENT: We recognize the importance of preparing our students to be music professionals in a diverse world and value diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, pedagogy, community, and interactions. 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. Appalachian State University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY: 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. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above.

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.

Date Listed: 12/06/2018

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