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Institution: University of Northern Colorado

Position: Assistant Professor (Music Theory)

General Information:

Assistant Professor of Music, Music Theory; full-time, tenure track. Start Date: August 2007


Minimum Requirements:
MA/MM and ABD with doctorate near completion. A finished doctorate must be completed before tenure and promotion consideration. The candidate should show potential for taking a leadership role in departmental operations and theory curriculum development. A minimum of one year's experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the university level is required. Evidence of scholarly activity leading toward a national research profile is also required.

Preferred Requirements:
Completed doctorate in Music with documented background and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. in Music Theory. The candidate should have a minimum of two years' experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the university level, a documented record of significant research in music theory (including conference presentations and publications in scholarly journals), and potential for taking a leadership role in departmental operations and theory curriculum development. Performance ability and interest will be viewed favorably.

Additional Requirements:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in music theory and aural skills, graduate advising, and thesis and dissertation advising. Additional teaching opportunities are possible depending upon needs of the School of Music and the candidate's qualifications and interests.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates should complete and submit the Faculty Voluntary Demographic and Acknowledgement form located on the UNC Human Resources website, along with a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts

Deadline: open until filled


H. David Caffey, Director
School of Music, Box 28
Music Theory Search
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639

Other Information:

Benefits include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs.

Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a research intensive institution enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 50 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The School of Music currently enrolls over 500 majors with 35 full-time and 15 part-time faculty. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at

Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.
Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Date Listed: 03/10/2007

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