Full-time Faculty in Music Theory/Composition

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time one-year faculty appointment for academic year 2021-2022.  Rank will be dependent on experience. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 30, 2021.

PhD, DMA, or ABD status in music preferred.  Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to music will be considered.  The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester (fall and spring).  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in music theory, ear training, music fundamentals, and/or general education (AU CORE) music courses for non-majors.  Depending on area of specialization, the candidate may teach composition lessons and/or innovative courses that serve a liberal arts program in music. Additional duties include student advising and participation in departmental service activities.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive.  A priority review of applications will begin on June 28 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/89198. For the initial submission, please only include a letter of application and curriculum vitae.  Requests for letters of reference and additional materials will be made at a later date.  Please contact Richard Streeks, Faculty Coordinator at streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu. The Department of Performing Arts at American University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts Management, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Audio Technology.  Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/CAS/performing-arts/.  The American University Music Program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers an undergraduate BA in Music. For more information about the Music Program and the Department of Performing Arts please see: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/BA-MUS.cfm & http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/index.cfm.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.



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