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Institution: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

Tenure Track, full-time, benefits-eligible.


Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching courses in music theory, preferably in a university setting; evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level (research specialization area open); strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; Ph.D. in Music Theory (ABD considered, but degree must be completed by time of appointment).

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including core undergraduate musicianship (combined written theory and aural skills), advanced undergraduate courses in analysis, post-tonal theory, and/or counterpoint, and graduate courses in tonal and/or post-tonal analysis and seminars in areas of specialized interest; sustain a national professional profile of music theory research and publication that reflects the career of a consistently productive scholar; serve on appropriate student and faculty committees and maintain active participation in other Conservatory activities; contribute to all facets of the Division of Music Studies and the Conservatory of Music and Dance, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.

Salary Range: Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Items to Send:

Please submit online: Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae.

See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at Use search keyword "music theory".

Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: November 1, 2019


David Thurmaier, Chair, Division of Music Studies

Other Information:

UMKC is an equal employment opportunity employer. UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

Date Listed: 10/09/2019

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