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Lecturer of Music: Theory and Advising

UMBC Department of Music
Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Music at UMBC seeks a Lecturer of Music to begin August 2022. This individual will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in theory and serve as coordinator of the music theory curriculum for the department. In addition, the individual will be responsible for extensive advising of undergraduate majors seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Music Technology, Music Composition, and Jazz Studies. Comprehensive training and support in advising will accompany the appointment. Additional duties include other departmental instruction and service as needed and could involve courses and responsibilities in the candidate’s area of expertise, such as keyboard skills and collaborative piano.  Professionals with experience in piano performance are strongly encouraged to apply. An employment record demonstrating competency in administrative skills (including attention to detail, and clear communication) is much desired as preparation for the advising component of this position.

Salary is competitive. A doctorate in Music preferred; a master’s degree in Music is required, along with successful college teaching experience or equivalent graduate-level training. The complete application package must include:  a letter of interest, a current CV, a detailed statement of qualifications, a separate statement of commitment to Inclusive Excellence, and three reference contacts. Additional materials may be requested later. 

For best consideration, please submit all application materials via email to Dr. Lisa Cella ( by June 18, 2022. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Cella, Chair, Department of Music:

Located in the heart of the culturally rich Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is a growing, diverse, and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs. All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional and national level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music and some with creative activities that include music as a vehicle for civic engagement and social justice. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music. See for more details.

UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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