The Music Department of Bates College announces a one-year position for a music theorist or musicologist to begin on August 1st, 2017.


The teaching load for this position consists of five courses within the academic year. Teaching responsibilities include three courses in Music Theory (on the material ranging from the 18th to the 20th Century repertoire), Classical Music in Western Culture, and a course in the applicant’s area of expertise commensurate with our culturally and historically engaged approach to music within liberal arts education. A completed or nearly completed doctorate in music theory or musicology is expected, and a specialization in music cognition would be especially welcome. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor.

The College and the Music Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their teaching and/or research statement.


A completed or nearly completed doctorate in music theory or musicology is expected.

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins on April 24, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and/or research statement, and graduate transcripts. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation (one of whom can speak to your teaching experience or capabilities). A sample of scholarly writing, if requested by the department, will be reviewed beginning April 24, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


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