Assistant Professor of Music, Tenure-Track

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Music Department of Colby College seeks applicants for a unique tenure-track position in electronic music, music theory, and composition at the rank of assistant professor, starting September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will join a small, active, and highly collaborative department and will have a central role in further expanding our electronic music program. We seek a dynamic teacher and scholar who will offer classes in music theory, composition, and the candidate’s field of interest, as well as teach students in Colby’s Music and Interdisciplinary Computation Major (offered jointly with Computer Science). The candidate will also maintain a strong research trajectory in their field(s) of specialization.

The Colby Music Department will move into a new performance center in 2023

( /), built to foster collaboration among the departments of Music, Theater and Dance, and Cinema Studies as well as to facilitate work with the Waterville Downtown Arts Collaborative and the Colby Art Museum. We are looking for a colleague who will have the ability to contribute to these cross-disciplinary initiatives in dynamic ways.

Our teaching load is four courses in the first year, alternating between four and five courses per year thereafter, including the option to teach one course during Colby’s January term. Faculty members also serve as mentors for a limited number of independent studies and honors projects.

Application should include: i) a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position; ii) a curriculum vitae; iii) three confidential letters of recommendation; iv) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching; v) a representative sample of recent scholarship/work in progress, which may include examples of recent audio and/or visual projects; and vi) ideas for possible elective offerings and a description of how they might contribute to the music curriculum at Colby College. Application materials may include hyperlinks to audio or video files, but please do not submit physical copies of recordings or publications at this time. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All materials must be submitted electronically to:

Questions about this search may be directed to Natalie Zelensky, chair of the search committee ( ).

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:

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