Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory
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
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.
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.
Applications received by March 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Please contact Deb Shore (dshore -at- wesleyan.edu) if you have questions
about the application process.
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