Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory

University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 15, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION/RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory (tenure-track/tenured); salary and rank commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The University of Maryland School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory. The successful candidate will have an established or emerging record of scholarly excellence and will be an effective and dynamic teacher with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a willingness to contribute to ongoing curricular dialogue. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including portions of the undergraduate core theory sequence; advising and supervising graduate research in the area(s) of expertise; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; and contributing to departmental and university service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Music Theory (or closely related field) completed by the start of the appointment, as well as a record or promise of scholarly accomplishment and demonstrated success as a teacher. We seek candidates whose areas of scholarly and teaching expertise complement those of the existing faculty, with preference given to applicants whose research engages with tonal repertoire (especially music pre–1900), and also with one or more of the following areas: jazz, popular or other vernacular music; race, gender, or sexuality; and non-Western traditions and cultures. The School of Music is committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in all of its programs and pursuits. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to these objectives.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For best consideration, apply by November 8, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. Applicants should upload (1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications in research and pedagogy, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research and pedagogy statement outlining their agenda in scholarship and teaching as well as their interest, experience, or potential for leadership in fostering an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing the participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and (4) complete contact information for three references. Please do not send any other materials until requested by the search committee.

CAMPUS: Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the State of Maryland and in the world.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Situated on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus and part of the College of Arts and Humanities, the School of Music is a dynamic arts community committed to cultivating and transforming musical traditions and preparing students for meaningful engagement with their art, their culture, and the world community. The School of Music is an integral part of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center—a premiere arts presenting venue and creative laboratory for professional artists, teachers, and students—housed within a state-of-the-art complex with six performance venues,

rehearsal rooms, production shops, classrooms, and the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, along with the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

Located just minutes from the nation's capital, the university is linked by mass transit to one of the most vital music scenes in the country. The region is home to two major symphony orchestras (the National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony) and numerous celebrated performance venues including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery, and the Phillips, Corcoran and Kreeger Museums. In addition, world-class research facilities within minutes of the campus include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Archives.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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