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Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology/Music Theory

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Music at Purdue University Fort Wayne invites applicants for Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology/Music Theory, beginning August 2022. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in the four-part global music history sequence, courses in the four-part sight singing and theory sequence, and other teaching and service responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.




Criteria for evaluating candidates will include: a terminal degree in musicology or music theory (ABD considered), and undergraduate teaching experience.


Rank & Salary


Rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor, salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for health benefits.





  1. Application Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Professional Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (course evaluations, syllabi, teaching portfolio)


Please combine items 2-4 as one pdf file (labeled as your cv or resume) and upload along with your letter of interest to: For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. John Romey, at The School of Music is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2022, and continue until the position has been filled. All candidates who are interviewed will be asked to prepare a 45-60-minute instructional presentation along with other activities determined by the search committee.


The School of Music


The School of Music is staffed by 20 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members. It enrolls 280 students in curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Popular Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Industry, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Music in an Outside Field, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Music Technology, Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Master of Music Therapy degrees. The school is housed in the Rhinehart Music Center featuring state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal facilities. The school also offers the Sweetwater Music Center for its popular music and music industry degrees that features the latest in music industry technology and state-of-the-art studio. Faculty members enjoy collaborative relationships with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Children's Choir, Fort Wayne Community Band, Voices of Unity, and other community partners in campus residence. The school and its degrees have been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.


The College


The College of Visual and Performing Arts is composed of three departments: Art and Design, Theatre, as well as the School of Music. More than 600 students majoring in the visual and performing arts receive instruction from a professional and academic staff that includes 32 full-time faculty, numerous associate faculty, and visiting artists. The faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts are professionally active, recognized nationally and internationally within their fields, and frequently receive grant awards for their research and creative endeavors. The students of the College of Visual and Performing Arts are regular award winners in regional and national competitions. Internship programs are fostered for students as well as an active association with community business leaders and local projects. The college is located in three buildings on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus and one facility at Sweetwater. The Visual Arts Building (1991) houses the Department of Art and Design, and the Visual Arts Gallery where exhibitions include student shows and works by select visiting artists. The Department of Theatre maintains the Ernest E. Williams Theatre (1993) and a recently renovated black box, Studio Theatre. The John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center (2007) includes a 1,500-seat auditorium for concerts and university events. The Rhinehart Music Center is located next to Williams Theatre and the Visual Arts Building as part of an arts complex on the north side of campus. The Sweetwater Music Center is located on the campus of this music industry leader and includes teaching, rehearsal, and collaborative spaces as well as a recording studio.


The University


Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. seek to develop and nurture that diversity by maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

Purdue University Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. The position is contingent on available funding and a satisfactory background records check.  Purdue will not provide visa support for this position.

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