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The Department of Music at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates to teach music theory and Western music history with an emphasis on the period from 1750-1900. Further, we seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. The teaching load is five courses, including music theory, music history, and an introductory listening course that encompasses a diverse range of musics and approaches.

Candidates with ABD will be considered; candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The strongest candidates will have evidence of college teaching experience and an established scholarly record.

The Music Department, consisting of six full-time faculty members and twenty-six lecturers in music performance, has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and research. For additional information about the department and program, please visit and

To apply for this position please submit the following to Interfolio at
1) letter of application, including a section that addresses the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment
2) curriculum vitae
3) sample syllabi
4) examples of scholarship
5) names of three references.

Send questions regarding the search to Lydia Hamessley, Music Department Chair, at Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses/Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. 

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