Volume 9, Number 1, March 2003
Copyright 2003 Society for Music Theory

Employment Listings


Western Michigan University

POSITION/RANK: Asst. Prof, Aural Skills/Music Theory

INSTITUTION: Western Michigan University

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in theory or theory-composition required (ABDconsidered but doctorate necessary for rank of assistant professor);strong background and successful teaching of upper- and lower-levelaural skills at the college level required; background or research inmusic theory pedagogy preferred; keyboard skills to effectively fulfillteaching responsibilities required: background in technology that willallow for leadership in developing and applying pedagogical applicationsto the aural comprehension/theory curriculum required; potential for orevidence of professional accomplishment required. The successfulcandidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal andcommunication skills, as well as maintain an active career in his or herprofession.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach core courses in auralcomprehension and theory. Advancing the aural comprehension and coremusic curriculum through the development and application of pedagogy andtechnology. Teaching of upper division theory courses/or compositionconsidered. Actively contribute to the life of the School of Music. Other assignments to be determined by the needs of the School and thequalifications of the applicant.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ITEMS TO SEND: Please send a letter of application, detailed curriculumvitae, three current letters of reference (placement file acceptedprovided letters are dated no earlier than 2000), and transcripts.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2003

CONTACT: Richard N. O'Hearn, Director
School of Music
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Tel: 269.387.4667
Fax: 269.387.1113

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The City College, CUNY

CCNY Music Theory Position


There is a tenure track opening for an Assistant Professor of MusicTheory at The City College, CUNY. Please see our web site for details.

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University of Southern Mississippi

Teaching Position

Music Theory. Full-time, assistant professor, tenure-track position inmusic theory (pending funding). Coordinate undergraduate theoryprograms, teach undergraduate and graduate music theory, and serve ongraduate committees. Requirements include: Ph.D. in music theory,demonstrated success in teaching written and aural theory, and potentialfor continued scholarly contributions. Studio double bass as asecondary area may be considered. Salary negotiable. Begin fall 2003. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2003, and continue until theposition is filled. For further information or a complete jobdescription, reply to Dr. Charles Elliott, Music Theory Search, Box5081, The University of Southern Mississippi, MS 39406-5081. Include letter of application, vita, threeconfidential letters of recommendation, and evidence of scholarlyactivity. AA/EOE/ADAI.

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Skidmore College

POSITION/RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

INSTITUTION: Skidmore College

QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. in music theory strongly preferred, but ABD may apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:Full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory. This positionis IN ADDITION TO the sabbatical replacement position previously announced.Appointment date is September, 2003. The Department of Music seeksapplicants to teach in a liberal arts environment. Possible courses mayinclude freshman and sophomore theory (counterpoint, harmony, 20th-centurytechniques taught in a historical context), and upper-level courses in thecandidate's areas of specialization.

ITEMS TO SEND:Applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and three letters of referralto: Richard Hihn, Chair, Music Department, Skidmore College, 815 NorthBroadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

DEADLINE: 03-21-03

Richard Hihn, Chair
Department of Music
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
PH (518) 580-5320

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Royal Academy for Music & Performing Arts

POSITION/RANK: Violin Teacher, Piano Teacher and Guitar Teacher Openings

INSTITUTION: Royal Academy for Music & Performing Arts

QUALIFICATIONS:Open to all music students, Bachelors recommended or equivalent. However not mandatory. Must have experience teaching private lessons.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Royal Academy has openings inPiano, Violin and guitar for instructors in the Worcester and shrewsburyMassachusettes schools. Work in a professional, beautiful and stressfree environment with great faculty. Every instructor has their ownstudio, use of facilities and much more. Lessons consist of "one onone". The position is a secured employed position ranging from $15 - $18per hour. One year contract as a minimum. For more information, pleasecontact us at 508-755-7373 or by email at Or mailresume to Royal Academy, 258 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609. Visit ourwebsite at

SALARY RANGE: $15-$18 per hour

ITEMS TO SEND:Resume, bio

Omar Soffan
c/o Royal Academy
258 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609

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Updated 02 July 2003