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Institution: Colby College

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

General Information:

The Colby College Department of Music invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in music theory (.8 time sabbatical replacement) beginning September 1, 2020.


PhD, DMA or MFA (including ABD) required.
Applications from candidates with a record of previous college teaching and experience/interest in jazz theory, film music (criticism, analysis, or history) and/or music theater (performance or history) are especially welcome.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching a 20th-century music history course, two courses in the department’s four-semester music theory sequence and an elective that could be offered for both music and general interest students.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at Include a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. The department would also appreciate a list of the candidate’s ideas for possible elective offerings and a description of how they see these classes contributing to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting. Application materials can include hyperlinks to audio/video files within the relevant application documents but the department requests that physical copies of recordings and/or publications not be sent unless requested. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: January 1, 2020


Professors Lily Funahashi or Jon Hallstrom, Co-Chairs
Department of Music, Colby College,

Other Information:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

Date Listed: 12/05/2019

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