Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University’s Music Department invites applicants for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Music Theory beginning September 1, 2021. The field of specialization is open, with a preference for music theoretical research grounded in historical or ethnographic methods. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. Teaching will include undergraduate courses in both theory and music history and an introductory graduate research seminar. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in music or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as a Visiting Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in music or related field in hand at the time of appointment but will complete it within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current research, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Applicants will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Additional Information

Applications received by March 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Deb Shore ( if you have questions about the application process.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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