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Institution: St. Olaf College

Position: Music Theory/Aural Skills Term Faculty

General Information:

he Department of Music at St. Olaf College seeks applicants for a full-time, term appointment beginning August 15, 2019, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a one-year appointment with potential for subsequent appointments.


Doctorate in music theory preferred, although ABD will be considered. The successful candidate will be a pedagogue and scholar of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to pedagogy and to situating music within a liberal arts education. The candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and the college. Keyboard skills sufficient to support instruction are desirable.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to teach written theory and aural skills to music majors in both professional and liberal arts degree programs. In addition to classroom instruction, responsibilities will include serving on department committees.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Writing samples
Names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate\'s abilities as a teacher and singer
Link to a recent video recording of a teaching demonstration on YouTube. A personal website URL will also be accepted.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in April 2019.

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Deadline: March 15, 2019


Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Justin Merritt at Applicants who need technical assistance with the application process should call 507-786-3356.

Date Listed: 04/24/2019

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