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Anderson University (review begins immediately, posted 4/30) Music Theory (Tenure-Track Faculty)

  • PhD in Music Theory preferred. DMA in Composition considered, and ABD considered.
  • Teach undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses, and teach music theory in the Masters of Music Education program.
  • "Duties include ... teach composition as needed."
  • Mandatory statement of faith and denominational affiliation on application.
  • Filled: Matthew Bilik, 2022 PhD Music Theory, UNT

Appalachian State University (review begins 4/28) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 6/27 Rejection received, notified that hire has been made
  • Filled with VAP: Roger Zare, 2012 DMA Composition, University of Michigan; Instructional Asst Prof, Illinois State University

Arizona State University (deadline 12/27/21) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Auburn University (review begins 7/8/22) Lecturer (Music Theory)

  • 8/18 Position filled by Andrew S. Powell (PhD University of Kansas)

Baldwin Wallace University (deadline 2/21, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 3/6 - Request for Zoom interview (x4)
  • 3/25 Informed I didn't make the short list (after Zoom interview) (x3)
  • 3/26 - Invitation for a campus visit
  • Filled, Hon Ki Cheung (PhD University of Minnesota)

Baylor University (deadline 12/1) Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track, Music Theory

  • 12/14 - Request for statement on religious background (x3)
  • 12/22 - Request for letters of recommendation
  • 1/8 - Invitation for a short Zoom interview
  • 2/2 - Invitation for a campus visit
  • 3/9 - Rejection received which says another candidate has been hired.
  • Andrew Vagts, 2020 PhD Music Theory, UNT

Belmont University (no deadline listed, posted 9/15) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Review will begin Nov. 15.
  • "During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy."
  • 11/22 Invitation for a Zoom interview (x3)
  • 1/23 Any updates?
  • On campus interviews completed 2/25.
  • 4/19 Search failed.
    • 4/20: what do you mean by search failed? Did they suspend the search for budgetary reasons, or didn't like any of the candidates?
    • ^Your guess is as good as mine.
    • 5/2 (4/19 here) Boilerplate rejection received. In the email, they said that they did hire a candidate, so who knows?
    • 5/2b: I received that same canned rejection from HR. Not that it matters much, but the chair personally told me that it was a failed search (didn't tell why). Today's was probably an automated email from HR. I suspect that HR doesn't want to say that it was, indeed, a failed search...

Belmont University (review begins immediately, posted 8/1/22) Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • 8/2 Given the above, this is odd. Seems to be pretty much the same ad. In addition to the university's HR site, it's also posted on HigherEdJobs:
  • 8/2b: Odd indeed. I'm wondering if it's for 2023-2024...but the ad doesn't specify.
  • 8/10 Ad has been updated to specify this is a 2023 job. Please see next year's page for updates.

Berklee College of Music (Review begins immediately, posted 11/5) Full-time Faculty, Harmony

  • 3/22 Rejection received

Berklee College of Music (review begins immediately, posted 2/7) Assistant Chair, Ear Training

  • 3/9 - Request for Zoom interview
  • 3/15 - Request for second round interview
  • 4/9 Anyone heard back?
  • 4/9 Rejection semi finals

Berlin University of the Arts (deadline 4/29) Professor, Music Theory (.5 FTE), starts April 2023

Central Michigan University (review begins immediately, posted 6/2) Music (Theory) Lecturer

  • "Duties: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, aural skills, counterpoint, form and analysis, musicology, and related areas; teach in other music areas subject to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the School of Music. A background in popular music genres (rock/pop/hip-hop/etc.) is preferred."
  • 6/30 - Request for a Zoom interview.
  • 8/1 - Semester starts in less than a month, still no word.
  • Filled: Ashlee Busch, 2021 DMA (Composition & Theory), Arizona State University

Colgate University (review begins 3/18) Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • 3/31 - Request for a zoom interview (x2)
  • 5/2 - Any updates here?
  • 5/7 - Notification that position has been filled.
  • Filled: Kristi Hardman, 2022 PhD (Music Theory), CUNY Graduate Center

Clemson University (deadline 2/28, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor of Music (Theory)

  • 3/11 - Request for Zoom interview
  • 4/1 - Rejection received (x2)
  • Position Filled - Lauren Crosby (Ph.D. Florida State University 2021; Assistant Professor of Instruction (lecturer) University of Texas at Dallas)

Cleveland Institute of Music (review begins 12/6) Music Theory Faculty

  • "CIM does not employ a traditional rank-and-tenure system."
  • 12/10 Rejection received (x2)
  • Didn't even click on my teaching video. Fake search?
  • Surprisingly quick rejection, too...only five days...
  • 12/10 Request for interview + aural skills assessment/interview (x8)
  • 12/10 - I wouldn't jump to the "fake search" conclusion. They're probably trying to get as much done on this search as possible before winter break. I'd assume that teaching videos would be reviewed in a later round. It is surprising, though, to hear of actual rejections so quickly - many schools keep the pool of applicants available for as long as possible.
  • 12/10 - In that sense, it's sort of refreshing that they'd actually send rejections, since so many searches ghost all the candidates until well after they're out of the running...
  • 12/10 - I agree, I'd rather just know right away rather than clicking "refresh" on this wiki every hour. (The last search committee I was on, I remember being explicitly told by HR that we could not officially "reject" anyone until the search closed.)
  • 1/12 Anyone heard about next steps yet since the holidays?
  • 1/12 I haven't heard anything either. (x5)
  • 1/25 Rejection email (x7]
  • 1/25 Request for second interview
  • 1/26 Gotta love the sincerity of the rejection email, at least: “ Thank you very much for taking the time to interview with us for the Music Theory Faculty position at [company_name}. It was genuinely a pleasure to meet with you…” No reflection on the SC or faculty, but come on, administration. Do better than that.
  • 2/14 Invitation for campus visit (x2)
  • 7/4 Offer accepted by Joe Sferra (Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook 2018, VAP SUNY-Potsdam)

Cleveland Institute of Music (open until filled, preferred deadline 6/21/22) Music Theory Faculty, one-year (w/possibility of renewal)

  • 6/27 Notice that the position has been filled.
  • Gabriel Novak, University of Chicago ABD

Cleveland State University (deadline 2/28) Assistant College Lecturer-Music Theory

  • 3/31 Any movement here?
  • 3/31 - Invitation for campus visit
  • Filled: Corey Rubin, 2020 DMA (Composition), Indiana University; Cleveland State Adjunct
  • 04/04/2023 (!): Canned email saying that the position has been cancelled. HR cleaning out their systems?

Columbia University (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Race

Concordia University of Edmonton (review begins immediately, posted 6/8) Sessional Instructor, Music Theory

  • Is this full-time or part-time?

Conservatorium van Amsterdam (deadline 3/18) Music Theory Teacher)

Edinburgh College of Art (deadline 11/19) Tutor in Music (part-time, starts January 2022)

Elon University (deadline 8/15/22, but review begins immediately) Music Theory Position

  • "Elon University's Music Department has a part-time/full-time position open this Fall in the theory area. The course assignments are two sections of Aural Skills 1 and two sections of Theory 1. This is a 12-hour load and the employee will qualify for insurance."

Florida Southern College (review begins immediately, for full consideration apply by 5/13) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

  • "The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in introductory and advanced Music Theory and Ear Training. The teaching load is the equivalent of 12 hours each academic semester."
  • 7/13 Rejection received.
  • Filled: Benjamin Montgomery, 2020 DMA (Music Composition), University of Miami

Florida State University (deadline 11/22, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried (Music Theory)

  • 12/8 Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 1/4 Invitation for campus visit
  • Position accepted by Julianne Grasso (PhD UChicago 2020, VAP UT Austin)

Furman University (review begins 12/13) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 1/12 Rejection received (x4)
  • 1/12 Request for Zoom interview and permission to contact references (x3)
  • 2/10 Post-Zoom-interview rejection received (x2)
  • 2/10 On campus visit invitation (x2)
  • 4/1 Position accepted by Megan Lyons (PhD, University of Connecticut)

Grand Valley State University (review begins immediately, posted 5/23) Visiting Faculty - Music Theory

  • Kaja Lill, ABD University of Michigan

Howard University (review begins 6/15) Lecturer, Music Theory (x2)

  • 7/5 Request for Zoom interview.
  • Filled: William Kenlon, 2017 DMA (Composition), University of Maryland

Hunter College (CUNY) (review begins 5/27) Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Musicianship

  • 6/6 Request for on-campus interview.
  • 7/29 anyone know what happened with this position?
  • 8/1 Rejection received.
  • Position filled: Stephen Spencer (ABD, CUNY Graduate Center)

James Madison University (deadline 7/29/22, but review began immediately) Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory

  • "The position’s duties include teaching three sections of aural skills 1 and one section of written theory in the Fall, and teaching three sections of aural skills 2 and one section of music appreciation in the Spring"
  • Filled: Jeremiah Padilla ABD James Madison University (DMA Piano)

The Juilliard School (no deadline listed, posted 4/29) Ear Training Faculty

  • "The Juilliard School seeks applicants for a full-time instructor for first and second-year musicianship courses to begin in the 2022–2023 academic year"

Luther College (deadline 3/23) Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music (Theory and Ear Training)

  • 3/31 Request for a teaching video (x6)
    • 4/1 Also informed by a reference that they were contacted
  • 4/13 Search cancelled.

McGill University (review begins 1/24) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Michigan State University (review begins 10/28) Assistant Professor of Music Theory (tenure-stream)

  • 11/11 Additional materials requested (x5).
  • 12/2 Request for Zoom interview (x2).
  • 12/17 Rejection received (x3).
  • 1/13 Anyone heard anything else since the winter break?
  • 1/17 MSU's spring semester only began on 1/10, and my guess is that the first week of a new semester is probably busy enough to make scheduling a search committee meeting very difficult. I wouldn't expect anything immediately.
  • 1/21 Notification of being an alternate; campus interviews have been scheduled
  • Position accepted by Richard Desinord (PhD, Eastman School of Music [ABD], currently on the faculty of Howard University)

Michigan State University (review begins 11/29) Assistant Professor of Music Theory (fixed-term)

  • 12/17 Additional materials requested (x5).
  • 1/31 Request for Zoom interview (x3).
  • 2/25 Request for on-campus interview (x2)

Michigan State University (deadline 6/2) Instructor of Music Theory

Montana State University (review begins 2/22) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 4/5 - Invitation for campus visit

Morehouse College (no deadline listed, posted 2/4) Assistant Professor/Instructor of Music, Music Theory (non-tenure-track)

Northwestern University (deadline 9/1) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Music Theory and Cognition

  • 11/11 Any updates here?
  • 1/19 Position accepted by Daniel Shanahan (Associate Professor, Ohio State)
  • 1/27 Rejection received (at least HR, et al. didn't wait until, like, April to tell us)

NYU (deadline 1/5) Clinical Assistant Professor, Music Theory (non-tenure)

  • 2/18 Request for Zoom interview
  • 3/3 Request for on-campus (hybrid) interview (x2)
  • 6/16 Any updates?

Oberlin College & Conservatory (deadline 3/15) Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 4/29 References were contacted (I was informed of this by my references, but I don't know when they were contacted)
  • 5/1 Offer made
  • Samuel Gardner 2022 PhD (Music Theory, Ohio State

Occidental College (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 12/9 Request for Zoom interview and samples of scholarship (x3)
  • 12/20 Campus visit invitation (x2)
  • 3/25 Position accepted by Stephen Hudson (Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Richmond)

The Ohio State University (deadline 4/15) Visiting Assistant Professor(s) of Music Theory x2

  • Zachary Zinser, 2020 PhD (Music Theory), Indiana University

Oklahoma State University (deadline 7/11/22) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory (x2)

Sam Houston State University (review begins immediately, posted 4/27) Lecturer-Music Theory

Skidmore College (review begins 3/18) Visiting Assistant Professor, Music

  • "The successful applicant will add a fresh perspective to our existing courses in music theory, analysis, and musicianship, and possibly to other curricular needs in musicology, ethnomusicology, and general education (according to the applicant’s strengths). A background in performance, and/or a demonstrated ability to integrate performance and academics is desirable."
  • 4/13 References contacted
  • 4/15 (for 4/13 poster) Did Skidmore inform you directly that references were contacted, or did you hear from one of your references? Thanks.
  • (4/13 here) I was told by one of my references
  • Unionization election in September:

South Dakota State University (review begins 3/9) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 5/9 Any updates here?
  • 5/17 They filled the position with someone who is also teaching a flute studio

Tarleton State University (priority deadline 3/25, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • "A secondary field is also required, such as Music Education, Music Technology, Composition, Applied Music, or Musicology"
  • 3/8 Asked for Teaching Demonstration Video (x4)
  • 3/28 Request for a Zoom interview.
  • Filled: Trevor Smith,2021 DMA (Composition), Michigan State University

Temple University (review begins immediately, posted 2/14) Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory

  • 2/28 Request for additional materials and Zoom interview (x8 long-short list, inquired with the SC)
  • 3/1 They weren't kidding about review begins immediately ... the job isn't even on Temple University's faculty hiring site yet.
    • 3/21 Note: Not a friendly environment for women, people who are identifiable as AFAB, or people of color.
    • What does it mean? note 3/21?
  • 3/29 Short list compiled and on-campus interviews ongoing through April 4
  • FILLED: Stephanie Doktor, 2016 PhD (Critical & Comparative Studies in Music) University of Virginia; VAP, Colorado College

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (review begins 3/21) Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory)

  • 4/5 Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 5/2 Has anyone heard anything further?
  • 5/3 Campus interviews have taken place.
  • Filled: Angela Ripley, 2015 PhD (Music Theory), Ohio State

Texas Tech University (no deadline listed, posted 9/30) Lecturer in Music Theory (full-time, non-tenure-track)

  • 10/22 Looks like this was removed, anyone know if it was cancelled or already filled?
  • 11/23 It has already been filled.

Universidad de los Andes (deadline 11/1) Postdoc, Music Theory Pedagogy - Popular and Classical Music.

  • "Language: Spanish or English (preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in Spanish, but candidates who can teach courses in English and who have a good command of Spanish will also be taken into account)."

University at Buffalo (priority deadline 2/15) Clinical Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • 3/15 Request for zoom interview & rec letters (x4)
  • Any updates on this position?
  • 4/22 On-campus interviews (x3)
  • 6/4 Position accepted by Stephen Guerra (Yale University)

University of Alabama (review begins 5/16) Instructor of Music Theory (NTT, 3-year renewable)

University of British Columbia (deadline 7/8) Lecturer, Music Theory

University of Dayton (deadline 1/17) Assistant Professor Specializing in Music Theory

  • 1/28 Request for zoom interview (x2)
  • 2/10 Campus visit invitation (x2)
  • 3/22 Offer made.
  • 4/14 Offer made and accepted: Danielle Sofer (VAP, University of Dayton; PhD University of Music and Performing Arts Graz 2016)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (deadline 11/29) Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Musicianship and Music Theory

  • Review begins October 25 (posted 10/22)
  • 12/28 Additional materials and Zoom interview requested (x2)
  • 2/10 Campus interview invitation (x2)
  • Filled: Matthew Chiu, 2022 PhD (Music Theory), Eastman

University of Michigan (review begins 1/18) Assistant Professor of Music, Music Theory (2 positions)

  • 1/27 Additional materials requested (x3)
  • 2/11 Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 4/11 Position accepted by Leah Frederick (PhD Indiana University, VAP Oberlin)
  • 4/12 Position accepted by Nancy Murphy (Assistant Professor, University of Houston)

University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna (deadline 1/14) University Professor for Music Theory

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (review begins 1/5) Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • 1/20 Request for rec letters (x5)
  • 2/7 Request for Zoom interview (x3)
  • 2/25 Request for on-campus interview (x3)

University of North Carolina-Greensboro (deadline 1/15) Lecturer in Music Theory

  • 2/21 Request for Zoom pre-screening (x2)
  • 3/6 References contacted
  • 3/7 Invitation for on-campus interview (x2)
  • 4/15 Any updates?
  • 5/10 Position accepted by Nathaniel Mitchell (PhD, Princeton)

University of North Texas (no deadline listed) Senior Lecturer - Music Theory

  • 4/21 Job is not yet available on the UNT hiring site so there is currently no way to apply. I will update the link once I find a better posting. -5120j
  • 4/27 Anyone know if this is a real position? It's been a week since it appeared on the Chronicle, but it is still not on the UNT HR site (or anywhere else online).
  • 5/17 Posting never appeared on UNT hiring site, though Chronicle posting is still live. Not sure if this is/was a real job or not. -5120j

University of Oklahoma (deadline 12/1) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 1/14 Campus visit invitation
  • Vivian Luong, PhD 2019 (Music Theory), University of Michigan

University of Oklahoma (review begins immediately, posted 4/15) Lecturer, Music Theory

  • 5/6 Invitation for Zoom interview
  • Soo Kyung Chung 2022 PhD (Music Theory), University of Cincinnati

University of Regina (deadline 10/14) MU 101 - Introduction to Basic Music Skills (Spring 2022, full-time)

  • "This course will be offered by remote delivery only. There will be no face-to-face component. Individuals who are interested in and have the capacity to teach via remote delivery are invited to apply."

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music (deadline 10/11) Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Theory

  • 11/15: Any updates here? The confirmation letter I received last month said the committee had already begun screening and was "hoping to move rapidly toward a short list of finalists." Has anyone heard if they made the short list?
  • 11/15: Campus interviews start this week
  • 12/26: Offer accepted by Nathan Lam (PhD Indiana University; Lecturer at MIT)

University of Texas at Arlington (review begins immediately, posted 2/3) Assistant Professor of Instruction in Music Theory

  • "Open to University Wide (Internal Only)"
  • Inside hire - posting as FYI only
  • Filled: Amy Hatch 2022 PhD (Music Theory) UNT; UTA adjunct

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (review begins 1/10) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • Request for Zoom interview (1/10)
  • on-campus interviews (2/7–2/15)
  • 2/28: Offer accepted by David Dies (DMA Univ Wisconsin–Madison; Visiting Assistant Professor at St. John's University)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (deadline 11/29) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Request for additional materials (12/12) (x2)
  • Request for Zoom interview (01/07)
  • Any updates?
  • Rejection received (4/19)
  • 5/2: Offer accepted by Michael Weinstein-Reiman (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2021; VAP, Wesleyan University)

Wichita State University (deadline 8/5/22 but review begins immediately) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • "This is an emergency hire. It is not, for all sorts of reasons, a "search." We expect to also be doing a full search for an Assistant Professor in Music Theory this academic year. ... 3–3 load (2–2 prep)"
  • 8/1 Position filled
  • Filled: Frank Nawrot, 2019 DMA (Composition) University of Kansas

Yale University (School of Music) (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor, Adjunct, of Music Analysis and Musicianship (full-time)

  • 12/17: Rejection (x4)
  • 45-minute Zoom interview conducted week of 1/17
  • 3/1: Rejection
  • Position accepted by Stephanie Venturino (PhD, Eastman School of Music [ABD])

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (open until filled, posted 9/30) Assistant Professor, Jazz & Music Theory

  • "Teaching responsibilities will include directing the ABAC Jazz Ensemble, teaching music appreciation, first and/or second year theory with aural skills, applied instruction of candidate’s major instrument, and collaborations with other ensembles."

Alabama State University (deadline 4/20) Music, Assistant/Associate Professor (Music Technology & Contemporary Musical Styles)

  • "The successful applicant will teach a variety of courses for the department, including music technology courses, and courses on contemporary musical styles with an emphasis on music of the African diaspora and world music."
  • 5/23- any updates?

Alabama State University (deadline 3/23) Music, Assistant/Associate Professor (Trombone/Theory)

  • "The successful applicant will teach a variety of courses for the department, including applied trombone, upper division music theory and aural skills courses, and will lead the weekly applied trombone studio seminar class, and trombone ensemble."
  • 5/23- any updates?

Augustana College (deadline 1/1) Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (Orchestra Conductor and Music Theory/Aural Skills Instructor)

Bard College (deadline 11/15) Tenure-Track Jazz Faculty Position

Barenboim-Said Akademie (deadline 4/25) Professor of Musicology and Composition (W2)

  • "We are looking for an internationally renowned educator and composer able to represent the field of musicology in its entirety."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Beloit College (review begins 3/10) Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor - Music

  • "The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. (or be A.B.D.) in a music or sound-related discipline and may propose any topics that would appeal both to majors and non-majors who may have limited musical training and diverse musical interests. We are especially interested in courses that integrate or feature current topics, popular genres (including songwriting), and/or interdisciplinary approaches."
  • New version: "The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or D.M.A. (or be A.B.D.) in a music or sound-related discipline and will teach a) our unique fundamentals course MUSI 170 Music, Sound and Theory, b) two or three elective courses of their design, and c) an innovative ensemble of their creation. Strong consideration will be given to an individual who may draw from interdisciplinary approaches to music and sound studies, ethnomusicology, performance-based inquiry, and/or popular styles. We are also interested in an individual who may be able to contribute to an emerging Hip Hop Studies program at the college. "
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 3/4 Posting changed substantially and is now a one-year full-time job. Please see the musicology wiki for the exact changes. -5120j
  • 3/17 Zoom interview requested
  • 5/4 Rejection received
  • Filled: Cullyn Murphy, University of Pittsburgh ABD

Bilkent University (deadline 12/31) Instructor/Lecturer, Music Arts Core

  • "Teach Music Humanities courses in the core curriculum and other music courses according to the candidate’s specialty and departmental needs"
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: 1/26: Zoom interview requested, held 1/28.

Binghamton University (review begins 3/21) Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harpur College

  • Two fellowship appointments will be made in Harpur College of Arts & Sciences for the 2022-23 academic year in two of the following areas: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theatre. The college is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Digital and Data Studies ( and Global Public Health (degree program currently under development).
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Bucknell University (deadline 3/24) Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano/Music Theory

  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022
  • Filled, Elizabeth Crecca, Eastman School of Music 2020 (DMA Piano)

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (deadline 2/10) Lecturer in Music

  • "The successful candidate will teach six classes per year (two per term) with limited student enrollments. Classes will cover a range of topics in music history, theory, and appreciation."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 3/31 Rejection received. Apparently, they assume that all applicants are "young" scholars, and that they will "remember" encounters with them. Awfully presumptuous and off-putting--one of the strangest rejections I've seen.
  • Becky Ying Lu, 2022 Cornell University (PhD, Musicology)

California Institute of the Arts (review begins 1/4) Faculty in School of Music: Music Skills and Theory

  • Required qualifications include "experience across jazz, popular, and classical styles" and "an artistic practice as performer or composer that demonstrates investment in exploratory aesthetics"
  • 2/7 Invitation for a short Zoom interview (x3)
  • 3/9 Rejection

Calvary University (no deadline listed, posted 2/10) Full-time Faculty, Music

  • "Required Qualifications: Earned Doctor of Music Arts (DMA) degree from an accredited institution in: Music Education or a closely related field, or Any area of Instrumental Performance, Composition, Conducting. ...Teaching responsibilities, such as: Applied lessons, Music History, Music Theory, Music Business & Law, Research & Bibliography, Music Philosophy and Leadership, etc."

California State University-Monterey Bay (deadline 1/31) Assistant Professor of Music

  • "We seek a candidate with a specialty in African American, African, and/or African-diasporic musical cultures in subfields including but not limited to: Composition and/or Songwriting; Jazz and/or Popular Music Studies; Music Theory; Musicology/Ethnomusicology; Music Industry Studies; Music Technology"
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • Filled: John Wineglass, NYU 1999 (MA Composition) and Althea Sully Cole, Columbia 2022 (PhD Ethnomusicology)

Carleton University (deadline 1/15) Assistant Professor – Studies in Art and Culture (Music and Culture)

  • "We especially encourage applications from music scholars with expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: critical race studies, gender and sexuality, decolonization, music theory, creative practices (e.g., composition, performance, improvisation, production, etc.), and technology and media."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 3/18: Rejection received (x2)

Clovis Community College (deadline 3/24) Music Instructor (Full-Time)

  • "Preferred degree emphasis in one or more of the following: Music Composition; Music Theory; Music Education; or Music Performance with concentration on a keyboard instrument (piano, organ)"
  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022

Coastal Carolina University (deadline 2/1) Lecturer of Music (Commercial Music and Jazz, Theory and Ear Training)

College of Charleston (deadline 1/10) Assistant Professor of Music (African American Music)

  • "We seek a dynamic educator who can draw on both scholarly and performance-based perspectives. The successful candidate will develop courses on Black American musics that fulfill the College’s Race, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum requirement, in addition to other teaching responsibilities within the Department of Music in accordance with their training (e.g. applied lessons, ensembles, music history or theory). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in viola, gospel choir, jazz voice, or another area complementary to our departmental needs."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: 1/18 More materials requested
  • 9/16/22 Search failed/postponed until next year; see posting on following year's page: Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2022-23

Columbia College (deadline 1/31) Instructor of Music, Full-Time Tenure-Track

  • "The teaching assignment for the position is very broad and could include a combination of courses such as music theory, ensembles, general education courses, and/or specific music major course work."
  • 4/17 Position has been filled
  • Daniel Godsil, PhD UC Davis (Composition)

Concordia University Ann Arbor (review begins 7/11/22) Faculty: Music (Applied Piano or Organ & Music Theory)

  • "The primary teaching duties will include applied music lessons in either piano or organ, and teaching assigned facets of the music theory and aural skills sequence."
  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022
  • Angie Zhang, ABD University of Michigan (DMA Piano)

Dakota State University (review begins 4/22) Instructor and Director of Music

  • "Responsibilities: Teach courses such as music appreciation and introduction to sound design. Oversee the DSU student music clubs and sponsoring occasional music events/concerts."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 5/3 Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 5/10 Invitation for a campus visit
  • 5/26 Rejection received (x2)...I wonder if it was an inside hire...
  • Filled: Kayla Nunnery, University of South Dakota (MM Orchestral Conducting)

East Texas Baptist University (no deadline listed, posted 5/10) Career-Track Faculty Position in Music

  • "The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in music in his/her area(s) of specialization, including collaborative artistry, ensemble and musical theatre accompanying, music theory and/or music history. ... Faculty must live lifestyles consistent with the University’s biblical standards of morality, temperance, stewardship, as well as membership and active participation in the faculty members’ local Christian church."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22 and Piano 2021-2022
  • Filled: Jonathan Kaan, Baylor University 2006 (MM Piano Performance)

Five Towns College (open until filled, posted 2/7) Coordinator of Graduate Music Studies

Florida College (deadline 4/28) Music Professor, Tenure-Track

  • "To facilitate continued growth, the Department is seeking a visionary faculty member, with open specialization. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in music. ... All qualified applicants for this position must be Christians and be active, faithful members of a church of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the college."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22 and Piano 2021-2022
  • 5/23 Inquired about late application, received notice position was filled.
  • Filled: Joy Thurmon, Florida State University (DMA Piano, 2014)

Foothill College (deadline 3/14) Instructor, Music (General Music)

  • "... the successful candidate will be able to teach a broad range of courses within the discipline, including Music Theory, World Music, Music of American Cultures, and Introduction to Music, using current pedagogical methods and technologies."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • Rejection Received (4/14)

Georgia College (no deadline listed, posted 5/24) Limited Term Lecturer of Music - Voice and Aural Skills

Georgia State University (deadline 1/10) Lecturer in Music Theory/Technology and/or Applied Performance

  • "The successful applicant can expect to teach four courses per semester focused primarily in the undergraduate music theory and aural skills curriculum at the first- and second-year levels. We are especially interested in applicants who can also teach entry-level courses for music technology students, such as “Computer Applications in Music,” and/or applicants who can offer instruction in applied music in addition to music theory and aural skills courses."
  • 1/7 Application materials are excepted through a OneDrive link. Click the blue "Select Files" button and upload your materials. You will be prompted to enter your name. (paraphrasing instructions from search committee chair)
  • 2/21 Invitation for short video interview.

Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität für Musik (deadline 3/15) University Professorship for Artistic Research

  • "Employment Requirements:A doctorate in Artistic Research or Practice-Based Research (e.g. in Performance Studies, Composition, or Musicology)"

Goldsmiths, University of London (deadline 2/23) Lecturer A in Popular Music (.6 FTE)

  • "Areas of desirable expertise here include: Afro-diasporic musics, music production/performance technologies, improvisation, DIY and fringe culture, audio-visual media/site-specific work, music industries, as well as having a good understanding of contemporary critical debates in fringe/popular music."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Hamilton College (deadline 10/17) Assistant Professor of Music

  • "The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter, including music theory, music history, an introductory listening course that encompasses a diverse range of musics and approaches, and electives open to both majors and non-majors."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: 10/24 - Request for preliminary Zoom interview
  • From musicology wiki: 12/10 - Notification on request that 3 campus interviews have been scheduled
  • 1/5: Rejection received
  • From musicology wiki: 1/6 - Notification that a candidate has been hired
  • FILLED: Alex Bádue, Univ of Cincinnati (PhD Musicology)

Harper College (deadline 1/10) Music Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

  • "The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of music theory and literature courses, and courses in our Audio/Video Arts Technology program."
  • 4/8: Position filled

Harper College (review begins 5/20) Music Full Time Faculty (One Year Non-Tenure Track Appointment)

  • "The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of music classes and instrumental/choral ensembles: MUS 101 Fundamentals of Music Theory, MUS 103 Music Appreciation, MUS 104 Introduction to American Music, MUS 106 Introduction to Jazz, MUS 145 Jazz Ensemble, MUS 145 Jazz Lab Band, MUS 145 Vocal Jazz Ensemble"
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Hillsborough Community College (deadline 2/4) Music Instructor (full-time, tenure track)

  • "Strong preference will be given to candidates whose areas of specialization include choral conducting (including staging opera/musical theatre productions), voice pedagogy and theory/aural skills pedagogy through the standard 4-semester sequence."

Lehman College (CUNY) (deadline 3/14) Lecturer, Music Theory, Music History, and Interdisciplinary Music Studies

  • "The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach a curriculum of introductory non-major courses, including Introduction to Music [MSH 114] and Fundamentals of Music [MST 100]. The ability teach students in introductory Music major courses, including Musicianship I [MST 266], Musicianship II [MST 267], and Theory I [MST 236], Theory II [MST 237] in the Bachelor of Science in Music degree, is highly desired."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 4/15 Any updates on this Lecturer position? [x2]
  • 5/12 Invitation for a Semi-Finalist Zoom Interview
  • 5/15 (Q for 5/12): did they follow up with an invitation to sign up for a specific time? I think I got the same email you got and was told there would be a follow up, but I have not had that.
  • 5/20 Did anyone receive follow up post-interview?
    • 5/25 They said answers regarding final round in 10-12 days.
  • 6/1 Any word?
  • 6/22 Private e-mail notification that an offer was made and accepted
  • Filled: Smee Wang, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa ABD (PhD Composition)

Los Angeles City College (deadline 5/6) Music Instructor (full-time, tenure track)

  • "The primary emphasis is in teaching courses, such as: Music Notation, Applied Master Class, and Music General Education Courses (depending on individual area of expertise)."
  • 7/6 Any word on this position?

Louisiana State University (deadline 12/1) Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies

  • Teach applied jazz at all levels and in all degree programs; depending on qualifications, teach relevant jazz courses in history, theory, arranging/composition, and pedagogy; lead ensembles (chamber jazz and big band)
  • 3/23 Position Filled

Manhattan College (deadline 1/10) Visiting Professor - Music and Theater

  • "This search is open to candidates specializing in all areas of music research. Special consideration will be given to those with expertise in digital audio recording and contemporary sound design."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 2/14 Rejection received (Happy V-Day to me!) (x2)
  • Filled: Suzanne Thorpe, PhD UCSD

Muskingum University (review begins 5/1) Associate Professor of Music Theory or Musicology (Music Department Chair)

  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: (5/1): Invitation for Zoom interview.
  • From musicology wiki: (5/8): Invitation for campus interview.
  • Erin Bauer, Claremont Graduate University (PhD Musicology)

Norfolk State University (deadline 11/9) Music Instructor (Brass, Theory, and Humanities) (Spring 2022)

Northwest Missouri State University (review begins 3/15) Assistant Professor of Applied Voice and Music Theory

Northwest Nazarene University (review begins immediately, posted 2/22) Faculty in Instrumental Performance & Music Theory

  • "We encourage candidates with expertise in any of the following areas including, but not limited to, the following to apply: instrumental performance, music theory, composition, teaching, leadership, and recruiting. ... The University requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU."

Oglethorpe University (review begins 5/9) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

  • "This new hire will be responsible for directing the University's Choral Program (which includes the University Singers and University Chorale), teaching existing courses in the Music program (music technology and/or music composition as a preferred secondary field) and contributing to the University's Core curriculum."

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (no deadline listed, posted 5/20) Director of Music

  • "Directing the university performance groups (concert choir, chamber singers, concert band, athletic band) and teaching music theory courses; recruiting to the music program; mentoring music student campus organizations; and fulfilling university responsibilities as needed."

Purdue University Fort Wayne (review begins 4/15/22) Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology/Music Theory

  • Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in the four-part global music history sequence, and courses in the four-part sight singing and theory sequence. Criteria for evaluating candidates will include: a terminal degree in musicology or music theory (ABD considered), and undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 4/7 Posting revised to remove requirement for letters of reference
  • 4/19: Request for Zoom interview
  • 4/22: Invitation for campus interview
  • From musicology wiki: 5/13 Offer made and accepted.
  • FILLED: Jacques Dupuis, Brandeis University (PhD Musicology)

San Jacinto College (deadline 3/28) Professor, Music

  • Teach 15-16 hours per week from the following list of classes, as appropriate: Theory I-IV; Ear Training I-IV; Music Literature and/or Music Appreciation; Music Fundamentals; American Popular Music; Class Piano I-IV; Applied Lessons on Major Instrument; Ensemble Director
  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022 and Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Salve Regina University (priority consideration deadline 5/1) Lecturer, Music (Choral/Voice/Theory)

  • "The successful candidate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the choral program, teaching courses in all levels of music theory and individual voice."

Skidmore College (review begins 4/1) Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Orchestra), full- or part-time

  • "The successful applicant will direct the Skidmore Orchestra Program and, if full-time, ideally teach music theory along with musicianship, and possibly composition, orchestration, conducting, music technology, studio instruction, and/or other innovative ensembles, according to the strengths of the applicant."

South Dakota State University (deadline 11/5) Instructor of Music Theory and Voice

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) (deadline 2/27) Lecturer Positions in the Arts Center (x2)

  • "Recruitment requirements: He/she obtained a doctorate degree in arts (Conducting, Composition, History of Chinese and Western Music, Music Aesthetics, History of Western Art, Choreography, Drama, Film Choreographer, Design, etc.); ..."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

South Puget Sound Community College (review begins 2/25) Music Professor (Jazz and Music Theory), Full-Time Tenure Track

Stanford University (deadline 11/1) Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities

Stevens Institute of Technology (review begins 1/3) Professor of Music & Technology

  • "The successful candidate will have a significant portfolio of international recognition and accomplishment in a Music & Technology-related area; examples of areas of interest include but are not limited to AI-related fields of musical creation and inquiry, musical robotics, sound and media studies, critical software studies, theory and musicology within electronic music genres, technologically mediated performance, music information retrieval, sound design, and musical instrument design."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Swarthmore College (deadline 12/1) Assistant Professor of Music

  • "We seek candidates who specialize in African-American, African and/or African-diasporic musical cultures in subfields such as (but not limited to) ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music education, composition, or music technology/production."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: 12/16 References contacted
  • From musicoogy wiki: 03/31 Rejection e-mail stating candidate has accepted offer
  • From musicology wiki: Tracey Stewart, PhD University of Virginia (Swarthmore VAP)

Tulsa Community College (no deadline listed, posted 1/6) Assistant Professor - Music

  • "Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses for music majors, including Introduction to Music History and Aural Theory, and general education courses, such as Music Appreciation and American Pop Music, based on the candidate’s specialization and program needs. ... Knowledge in recording techniques, music technology, and songwriting/composition are preferred."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Queen's University Belfast (deadline 12/20) Lecturer (Education) in Music

  • "You will be responsible for delivering a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities in music including convening and delivery of modules in song-writing and performance, and contributing to teaching on other modules in the School in one or more of the following areas of specialism: music production, composition, historical musicology, traditional Irish music and music business."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University College Cork (deadline 03/24) Radical Humanities Laboratory Cluster Hire (12 tenure-track posts)

  • Applications encouraged across music and sound studies fields, including creative- and performance-led research. Ultimately, 12 posts will be selected from across the arts and humanities, but will target interdisciplinary researchers pushing the boundaries of their fields. While the committee's primary search criteria is research excellence, the job ad particularly highlights intersectional and critical race theory research and methodologically experimental arts practice research in addition to other interdisciplinary fields.
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University College Dublin (deadline 12/2) Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Composition & Performance (Artistic Director, UCD Composition Ensemble and the UCD Gamelan Orchestra)

  • Three year, temporary part-time appointment (equal to 0.4fte)
  • "The appointee should be experienced in teaching a wide range of compositional approaches, from contemporary classical to non-Western musical traditions, jazz, electronica and audio-visual work. The UCD Gamelan Orchestra primarily studies and performs the karawitan repertoire of Central Java, with a special focus on the Yogyakarta style. The appointee should be fluent in the theory and performance practise of both Solo and Yogya styles."
  • Job Reference 013830

University of California, Davis (review begins 5/18) Lecturer in Music - Musicianship & Keyboard Instructor

  • "The Department of Music at the University of California, Davis, announces openings for a lecturer to teach the following courses during the 2022-23 academic year: Music 2A, 2B, 2C: Keyboard Competence; Music 16A, 16B, 16C: Elementary Musicianship; Music 17A, 17B, 17C: Intermediate Musicianship"
  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022
  • 5/10 Re-posted with new job number and extended deadline

University of California, Merced (deadline 5/31, but review begins 2/2) Lecturer in Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies: Academic Year 2022-23

  • Course(s) being offered may include but not limited to: Making Electronic Music, Recording Studio Techniques, Cultures of Hip Hop, Creative Coding, Songwriting, Swing Music Ensemble
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University of California, San Diego (review begins 12/10) Assistant Professor - Music of the African Diaspora

  • "The successful candidate's work could encompass composition, performance, and emerging forms of interdisciplinary practice. They will contribute to graduate programs in composition, performance and Integrative Studies. Undergraduate teaching would include courses contributing to our emphasis in Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora and general education offerings."

University of Edinburgh (deadline 11/12) Teaching Fellow in Creative Musicianship (.2 FTE)

  • "A minimum of a PhD degree in an area relating to composition, analysis or musicology ... Demonstrable ability to deliver university-level teaching in music analysis and pastiche composition."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University of Houston (review begins immediately, posted 5/26) Visiting Assistant Professor - Music Theory/Musicology

  • "Teach music history and music theory courses at undergraduate, graduate, and performance certificate levels, including [sic]"
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University of Liverpool (deadline 11/12) Lecturer in Music in Audio-Visual Media

  • "Aside from several specific modules on music and film, we have particular focus on music and videogames, offering a BSc in Music and Game Design Studies and a BSc in Game Design in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science. You will be required to teach history, theory and musicology of audio-visual media at undergraduate level."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

University of Maryland Baltimore County (deadline 6/14) Lecturer in Music Theory and Advising

  • "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."
  • 5/17 Interfolio link in ad is bad and the job isn't yet up on the university HR site. Will update when I find a better link. -5120j
  • 5/20 Still not up on UMBC HR site but here it is on the Chronicle (minus the incorrect Interfolio link):

University of Miami (review begins immediately, posted 8/3/22) Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Contemporary Music

  • "The principal duty is teaching Contemporary music theory (Freshmen and/or Sophomore level). Additional teaching duties may include private lessons based on the applicant's skillset, directing live and recording ensembles focused on original music, and/or additional courses as needed based on skills and background."

University of North Carolina-Asheville (review begins 2/1) Lecturer in Music

  • "The successful candidate will direct the Wind Ensemble and Pep Band and teach classes in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Applied Music, and other classes pending the candidate’s area of expertise."

University of North Carolina-Pembroke (review begins 3/28) Assistant Professor, Music

  • "Teach a portion of the Music Theory curriculum (Theory I – IV, Aural Skills I-IV, Theory Lab). Teach applied lessons, studio class, and assist in one or more of the following programs depending on the candidate’s expertise: Music Industry, Jazz Studies, Musical Theatre, Media Integration, Sacred Music, Music History."

University of Richmond (review begins 4/29) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Popular Music)

  • "The successful candidate will oversee a theory curriculum that includes courses in harmony, musicianship and analysis, and offer courses in a secondary area such as popular music composition, music industry, arranging, leading popular music ensembles, and/or song writing."
  • 3/29: The job call says "PhD expected prior to appointment." But I've received word from the search committee chair that ABD candidates are also encouraged to apply.
  • Filled: Stefan Greenfield Casas, Northwestern University

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (open until filled, posted 6/21/22) School of Music: One Year Appointment Lecturer I – Applied Music

  • "The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a one-year appointment as Lecturer I in Applied Music to join the UTRGV School of Music to start Fall 2022/Spring 2023 in Brownsville & Edinburg campuses. Primary responsibilities include teaching Class Piano, Aural Skills, World Music and Accompanying; and other duties assigned as needed by the School of Music Director. ... There will be multiple positions with teaching assignments in, Piano and Theory."
  • Also posted at Piano 2021-2022

University of the South (deadline 2/28) Visiting Assistant Professor in Popular Music

  • "In addition to classes on mixing, mastering, DAWs, and related technologies of recorded music, the successful hire may, depending on qualifications, teach and do research in any of the following areas: hip hop, popular musics of underrepresented groups, rock, and/or the commercial music industry."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 2/24 Deadline extended to 2/28
  • FILLED: Trent Leipert, University of Chicago (PhD Music History & Theory)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville (deadline 7/14) Lecturer-Percussion Instructor and Music Theory

Ursinus College (deadline 1/14) Assistant Professor of Music, Music Technology and Production

  • "We seek a collaborative faculty member who can teach dynamic courses and mentor independent research students in music technology and production. Additional responsibilities will include departmental service related to managing the department’s MIDI lab and technology equipment, and/or advising the student electronic music club, as well as the college’s first-year liberal arts seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. Other responsibilities could include teaching courses in (but not limited to) composition, ethnomusicology, musicianship, film or game music, or ensemble direction (existing ensembles or a new ensemble related to candidate expertise), in complement to the other faculty in the department."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 1/27 Request for Zoom Interview
  • 1/27 Canned rejection received
  • 3/31 any updates?
  • 4/1 Campus interviews are ongoing
  • Andrew Davis, University of Pennsylvania 2017 (PhD Composition)

Virginia Commonwealth University (deadline 7/15/22) Assistant Professor (NTT, one-year) – Jazz Studies and Theory/Aural Skills

Virginia State University (open until filled, originally posted 2/23/22) Chairperson, Department of Music (Associate Professor)

  • "Teaching expertise in at least one of the following fields: Music Education, Music Industry, Music Theory/Composition or Jazz. Experience with NASM accreditation procedures and/or Academic Program Review in Music. Prior experience as a Department Chair or Assistant/Associate Dean is preferred. "

Washington and Lee University (review begins 4/15) Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music – Theory and History

  • "This teacher-artist will teach courses in the music core curriculum, including Theory III, History I/II, and Post-Tonal Music. The person in this position will also teach various departmental liberal arts survey courses (i.e. Intro to Music, World Music, etc.), depending on candidate qualifications and interests."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • FILLED: Scott Williamson, University of Maryland 2003 (DMA Vocal Performance)

Washington State University (review begins 4/4) Assistant Professor in Music Business, Jazz Studies, and Commercial Composition

Western University (deadline 12/4) Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Music, Equity and Social Justice

Wilfrid Laurier University (deadline 10/29) Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Music (Indigenous Faculty Cohort Hire)

  • "The Faculty of Music is seeking a musician/teacher (broadly defined as performer, composer, conductor and/or scholar) to join the Community Music program with expertise in Indigenous music that intersects with community health and wellness."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

Yale University (Dept of Music) (deadline 10/1) Assistant Professor, Music

  • "This scholar may specialize in any culture or repertoire beyond the sphere of Western culture and have trained in any relevant discipline including (but not necessarily limited to) ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, music history, music theory, or cultural studies."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • From musicology wiki: 12/10 Campus interviews are ongoing
  • From musicology wiki: 1/12 Offer extended (official status pending)
  • From musicology wiki: Offer accepted by Ameera Nimjee (PhD Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Univ of Chicago; Asst Prof, Univ of Puget Sound)

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Stephen F. Austin State University (open until filled, posted 3/4) Assistant Professor - Bassoon and Music Theory

  • 4/16 There is a very strong internal candidate for this position, FYI. Most likely a faux search.
  • Or not - filled by Cody Hunter, University of Memphis DMA (Bassoon Performance), currently Assistant Professor of Music at Mayville State University

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (deadline 12/1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Double Reed and Theory/Aural Skills

  • Filled: Mezraq Ramli, 2017 DMA (Oboe Performance), Texas Tech

Virginia Tech (review begins 6/6) Instructor, Bassoon/Music Theory

West Virginia University (review begins 2/1) Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Theory

  • Andy Sledge, Yale ABD (DMA Bassoon)

Theory/Composition, etc.[]

Berklee College of Music (open until filled, posted 3/31) Assistant Chair of Harmony and Jazz Composition

  • 5/27 Semi-finals rejections.

California State University, Long Beach (deadline 12/19) Assistant Professor of Theory/Composition

  • Requires D.M.A or Ph.D. degree in composition
  • 2/16 Any updates on this position?
  • 3/15 Invitation for Zoom interview
  • 4/3 Invitation for on-campus interview

California State University, Sacramento (deadline 12/15) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition

  • "The successful candidate will contribute fresh pedagogical perspectives to an evolving, innovative curriculum that engages a diverse spectrum of music from around the world; will serve undergraduate and graduate students as a progressive, creative, collaborative, and well-rounded educator; and will be able to teach a wide range of academic courses and applied composition lessons."
  • 1/4 Semifinalists are being interviewed over Zoom between January 4 and 16.
  • 2/5 Rejection received (x3)
  • 3/8 Finalists are being interviewed on campus between March 1 and 10.
  • 4/7 Offer accepted: Shuying Li (Gonzaga University; DMA, University of Michigan)

Carleton College (review begins 3/15) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Composition & Theory), .8 FTE

  • 3/30 Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 5/20 Rejection Received
  • Filled: Alican Camci, 2021 PhD (Composition), University of Chicago; Carleton VAP

Carnegie Mellon University (deadline 1/15) Assistant Professor of Composition/Music Theory

  • 2/8 References contacted.
    • 2/10 OP, can you clarify how you were notified? Were you prompted to solicit your own letters, or did you hear from one of your recommenders that they had been contacted by the committee?
    • 2/10 One of my recommenders told me that they were recently contacted by the committee. Looks like I was rejected anyway…
    • 2/10 Bummer, sorry! Odd timing (I guess 2/8 is when you heard from recommender, not necessarily the date they were contacted, but still, that's disappointing and must make you wonder if they awaited and evaluated your letters!).
  • 2/10 Rejection email sent (x7)
  • 2/16 Request for Zoom interview
  • 3/18 Request for on campus interview
  • 5/10 Notification position has been filled
  • Katherine Pukinskis, 2016 PhD (Composition), University of Chicago

Central Washington University (review begins immediately, priority date 2/1) Assistant Professor - Composition

  • "The ideal candidate will be an exceptional musician with a strong and effective commitment to building and maintaining a vibrant composition program, and who will coordinate and supervise the core undergraduate theory area."
  • 3/10 any updates?
  • 2/21 - Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 3/31 - Rejection email sent
  • Jiyoun Chung 2019 DMA (Composition), University of Missouri-Kansas City; Central Washington Univ Lecturer

College of Wooster (deadline 7/1) Visiting Assistant Professor (Two-Year), Music-Composition and Music Theory

  • 6/12 - Invitation for a Zoom interview
    • 6/12, is that a typo considering the deadline was 7/1?
    • It was 7/12 (x2)
  • 7/15 - Invitation for final interview (over Zoom)
  • 8/11 - Rejection email received
  • 8/11 - Position filled: Dylan Findley (DMA, UMKC; Lecturer, UW-La Crosse)

Drake University (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • "Secondary areas of specialization may include composition, music technology, pedagogy of theory, and/or music industry and administration."
  • 9/13 Is anyone aware of a specific deadline or timeline for this Drake search? X2
  • 9/23 "Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled." (They just added this deadline to the posting on their site.)
  • 12/7 Anyone know if there has been movement on this search? x2
  • 1/11 Does anyone know if this search has moved forward?
  • 1/17 Request for Zoom interview to take place on 1/20.
  • 2/4 References contacted.
  • 2/6 Invitation for on campus interview.
  • 3/21 Email stating that the search has been suspended.

Illinois State University (review begins 4/1) Instructional Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition

  • 4/7 Request for additional materials and Zoom interview (x2)
  • 4/15 Invitation for on-campus interview
  • 5/23 Position filled: Alex Stephenson (Ph.D. UCSD, ABD)

Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (deadline 12/5) Tenure-track Position (Open Rank)

  • "Responsibilities include teaching the standard courses on the department (music theory, orchestration, improvisation) and elective courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise, and providing individual instruction in composition. ... The languages of instruction are Hebrew and English."

Lehman College (CUNY) (deadline 1/1) Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition

  • 12/16 This link no longer seems to work. Anyone know what happened?
  • 12/17 The entire CUNY system shows zero jobs available in any department. There are no postings for the college on HigherEdJobs either. Was there a hiring freeze in the CUNY system?
  • 12/27 The application portal is back up
  • 2/11 any word?
    • 2/11b I haven't heard anything yet.
  • 2/16 Request for Zoom Interview (x4)
  • 3/16 Invitation for on Campus Interview
  • 5/26 Offer Made and Accepted: Jennifer Jolley (Assistant Professor of Composition, Texas Tech; DMA University of Cincinnati CCM)

Moody Bible Institute (deadline 9/1/22) Faculty - Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting

  • "The Music Department of the Moody Bible Institute invites applications for a faculty member in the areas of Music Theory, Composition, and Songwriting. Other areas may include contemporary worship leading and church music philosophy. Potential secondary assignments include, but are not limited to, directing ensembles (Moody Campus Orchestra, Worship Collectives, small ensembles) and teaching courses in music history, piano pedagogy, and applied piano. ... As a religious institution, we have the right to, and do, require that employees hold beliefs consistent with our Doctrinal Statement and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with our religious beliefs, as explained in our Community Standards."
  • This must be a Spring or Fall 2023 job, if application review doesn't begin until 9/1/22

Royal College of Music (deadline 10/11) Area Leader in Creative Musicianship & Improvisation (.6 FTE)

  • "You will be an experienced creative practitioner, ideally a composer and/or classical improviser, with outstanding communication skills. You will have substantial previous experience of undergraduate teaching and assessment in musicianship, stylistic composition, analysis, and/or tonal improvisation."

Saddleback College (deadline 1/31) Music Theory & Composition Instructor (Full-time)

  • 3/21 Request for Zoom interview
  • 4/18 Rejection

Shepherd University (review begins immediately, posted 11/1) Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Composition & Technology

  • 12/8 Request for Zoom interview. (x2)
  • 12/16 Request for on campus interview
  • 3/14 Offer accepted: Stefan Swanson (New York University; Ph.D. Rutgers University)

University of Pittsburgh (deadline 6/1) Visiting Lecturer in Music Technology/Theory

  • "Teach three undergraduate courses per semester in music theory and electronic music; offer upper-level courses on topics that serve the needs of music majors/minors and general undergraduate education; share in developing the undergraduate curriculum; help coordinate the university’s undergraduate composition program ... The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in Composition/Music Theory by June 1, 2022."

University of Siegen (deadline 6/17) Junior Professor in Composition and Music Theory

University of Utah (deadline 1/20, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor in Composition & Music Theory

  • 1/21 Are reference requests automatic once the application is submitted, or are they choosing individual applications to request letters of reference from?
    • 1/21a I believe letter requests should have been automatic, but I had some trouble with it. If your references have not received the automatic request, have them email their letters directly to the committee chair.
  • 2/10 invitation for Zoom interview
  • 3/4 request for on-campus interview
  • 5/18 Position filled: Jessica Rudman (Department Head of Composition & Musicianship, University of Hartford, PhD Composition CUNY Graduate Center)

Composition Only[]

Baldwin Wallace University (deadline 1/3, but review begins immediately) Assistant Professor of Music Composition

  • 1/11 request for 30-minute zoom interview. (x3)
  • 1/19 invitation for on-campus interview
  • 3/11 Rejection Phone Call
  • 3/18 Heard a rumor they are now not hiring a single person for this position but splitting it into several part-time/adjunct positions. Can anyone confirm?
    • 3/23 This rumor is incorrect. There was a single full-time hire.
  • 3/22 Rejection email stating that the position has been filled. (x4)
    • They didn't even watch the teaching video I made for this application. (x4)
      • Not a good look, especially when considering the amount of materials requested for the first round.
  • 4/13 Received second rejection email, identical to rejection email from 3/22 (Thanks for rubbing it in!) (x2)
  • Filled: Carolyn Borcherding, 2022 DMA Composition, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Berklee College of Music (deadline 10/15) Full Time Faculty, Composition

  • 11/11 request for 20-minute Zoom interview.
  • 12/8 rejection received. x2
  • 12/20 invitation to on-campus interview
  • 2/16 Any word on the search?
  • 4/3 Position Filled (Evan Williams, Assistant Professor, Rhodes College)

Berklee College of Music (review begins immediately, posted 11/5) Full Time Faculty, Jazz Composition

Berklee College of Music (review begins immediately, posted 5/18) Full Time Faculty, Film Scoring

  • "To start, the successful candidate will teach the following courses: GAIM-371 Scoring for Interactive Media; PW-265 Composting for VR/AR/XR; LHUM-433 Digital Narrative and Practice"
  • "Composting"?

Brandon University (deadline 7/22/22) Composition, One-Year Term

  • "The successful candidate will have knowledge of and engagement with Indigenous musical practices, and a keen interest in engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members through musical, artistic, and pedagogical endeavours."
  • Jason Young, ABD University of Calgary

California Institute of the Arts (review begins 1/4) Faculty in Composition and Experimental Sound Practices

  • 2/7: Any movement on this search?
  • 2/10: Zoom interview request
  • 3/2: Request for on campus interview
  • 3/8 Rejection received x2

California State University, Northridge (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Commercial Media Composition

  • 12/18: Request for more materials
  • 3/30: Campus interview stage
  • 6/20: Position filled

Chapman University (open until filled, posted 11/3) Assistant Professor of Music Composition

Emory University (deadline 4/1) Fellowship in Music Composition or Performance

Goldsmiths, University of London (deadline 4/11) Lecturer A in Composition

Indiana University (deadline 11/19) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Music (Composition)

Knox College (review begins 7/15/22) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition

  • "We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in both acoustic and digital music and with possible areas of concentration including (but not limited to) electronic music, composition, sound studies, music production and engineering"
  • Maria Kaoutzani, ABD (PhD Composition) University of Chicago

Louisiana State University (review begins 1/21) Assistant Professor of Music Composition

  • 2/18 request for Zoom interview
  • 03/23 any updates?
  • 3/29 Rejection x2
  • 4/20 Position filled: Brian Raphael Nabors (Lecturer, Samford University, DMA University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)

Reed College (deadline 9/17) Tenure-Track Position in Music Composition

  • College requested additional materials on 9/24 via Interfolio (x7)
  • Question: Any updates about the next round?
  • ^10/12: I haven't heard anything further (x4)
  • 10/8 request for 20-minute interview (x2)
  • 10/19 request for in-person interview
  • 12/10 rejection received (x5)
  • 12/10 position filled (Bora Yoon, ABD Princeton)

Royal College of Music (deadline 11/19) Head of Composition

  • "This post is offered on a permanent basis on either a part-time or full-time basis (from 0.6FTE to 1FTE) and is available from January 2022."

Royal College of Music (deadline 4/25) Masters Composition Coordinator (.3 to .6 FTE)

  • "The Masters Composition Coordinator supports the Head of Composition in running the Masters Composition programme (excluding Composition for Screen)."

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (deadline 4/25) Lecturer in Composition (.7 FTE)

  • 05/02 Interview scheduled
  • 05/10 Zoom Interview
  • 06/27 Offer accepted by Bekah Simms (D.M.A, University of Toronto, 2019)

Stephen F. Austin State University (review begins 1/10/22) Assistant Professor of Composition

  • 1/21 Any movement on this search?
  • 1/26 Contacted for references and Zoom interview. (x2)
    • Have you been contacted for references and interview or is it the general email?
    • References and Zoom interview (x2)
  • 1/26 Received email about search update (beginning to request references and zoom interview)
  • 4/8 Position filled: Ben Morris (DMA, CU Boulder, 2022)

University of Aberdeen (deadline 8/15/22) Teaching Fellow in Music (Composition), .6 FTE

University of California, Santa Cruz (deadline 11/8 initial review date 11/29) Assistant Professor, Composer w/Specialty in African/African-American/Global-African Traditions

  • James Gordon Williams, 2013 UC San Diego (PhD Integrative Studies in Music); Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

University of Cambridge (deadline 11/28) Assistant Professor in Composition (Part-time)

University of Chicago (deadline 10/1) Associate/Full Professor of Composition

  • 1/11 Are there any updates on this search?
    • Campus visits are set to begin the week of 1/31
    • 03/23 any updates?
  • 4/20 failed search - no position filled

University of Chicago (deadline 12/20) Assistant Professor of Composition

  • 1/14 Request for additional materials
  • 1/21 Rejection received (x2)
  • 2/22 On-campus interview invitation
  • 5/11 failed search - no position filled
    • 5/12: 5/11 is misinformed. From the chair of the department himself in an email addressing this update: "No decision has been made about the final status of the search." [Emphasis his] Only the senior faculty search has failed so far.
  • 8/1 Sean Shepherd (DMA, Cornell) hired as a VAP:

University of Chicago (deadline 12/30) 2022-2023 Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition Postdoctoral Instructor

  • 1/20 Rejection received. (x4)
  • 1/20 Request for recommendation letters
  • Position filled: Ania Vu (UPenn, ABD)

University of Huddersfield (deadline 1/4) Lecturer in Composing for Screen (.5 FTE)

University of Manchester (deadline 4/29) Lecturer in Composition for Interactive Media and Film

University of Music & Performing Arts Graz (deadline 3/21) University Professorship for Composition (Starts Winter Semester 2023-24)

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University of Music & Performing Arts Graz (deadline 8/22/22) University Professorship for Interdisciplinary and Intermedial Forms of Composition (Starts Winter Semester 2023-24)

University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna (deadline 3/16) University Professor for Composition

University of North Carolina School of the Arts (deadline 11/21) Assistant/Associate Professor of Composition

  • Request for 25-minute zoom interview (2/5)
  • Posting was listed as closed recently. (5/5)
  • 5/6 Position filled: Jared Miller (Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University; DMA, Juilliard)

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (deadline 9/30/22) UNCW Visiting Artist & Scholar Program Spring 2023

University of Nottingham (deadline 8/23) Teaching Associate in Music Composition (.4 FTE, 2 years)

University of Oxford, Jesus College (deadline 3/4) Career Development Fellow in Music (Composition)

University of Sheffield (deadline 12/7) Teaching Associate in Music Composition (.7 FTE, Jan-Sep 2022)

University of Southern California (review begins 1/1) Program Chair and Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice in Screen Scoring

Composition/Music Technology[]

Amherst College (review begins 2/15) Visiting Professor of Digital Music Production and Recording

  • "The Amherst College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, two-year visiting appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, from scholars, artists, and teachers whose work engages the creative and social dimensions of digital sound technologies."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • 3/7 Rejection received
  • 3/24 Any updates?
  • 10/13/22 Reposted again for next year - search failed?

Berklee College of Music (open until filled, posted 9/21) Chair of Songwriting

Berklee College of Music NYC (review begins immediately, posted 5/10) Full Time Faculty, BNYC Songwriting & Production

Berlin University of the Arts (deadline 6/29) Professor (part-time), Composition/Studio for Electroacoustic Music, starts April 2023

Bushnell University (no deadline listed, posted 4/8) Assistant Professor of Music

  • "The candidate should have a strong competence in music technology (live and recording), music industry, arranging and composing. A strong background in vocal music and musical theatre is preferred ... Bushnell University seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith."

Cal Poly (deadline 11/21) Assistant Professor of Music Technology

  • 12/2 request for 30-minute Zoom interview
  • 12/20 campus visit invitation
  • Julie Herndon, Stanford DMA

California State University, San Bernardino (deadline 10/1) Assistant Professor - Music Technology

  • 10/19: Request for letters of rec sent (x2)
  • 10/21a: Were the requests sent through the application portal?
  • 10/21b: Received email notification that references would be contacted.
  • 11/8 request for 30-minute Zoom interview
  • 1/26: Finalists invited for interviews
  • Filled: Martim Galvão, Brown University 2022 (PhD Computer Music & Multimedia Composition)

City, University of London (deadline 9/6) Lecturer(s) in Music, x2 (Jan-June 2022)

  • " Duties for one of these will likely involve teaching the BSc core Year 3 module Sound-Image Interaction, and BMus/BSc electives in Music, Sound and the Moving Image and Video Game Music: helping with supervision of third year major projects in Composition and/or Music, Sound and Technology, and possibly providing some seminar support for BSc Year 2 Sound Recording. The second lecturer is likely to teach a term of the BMus core modules Materials of Music (Year 1), Practical Musicianship (Year 1), and Analysing Music (Year 2), as well as an BMus/BSc elective in Nineteenth-Century Opera, and help with teaching on the BMus core module Western Music in Context 2 (Year 1)."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22

College of William & Mary (deadline 11/15) Lecturer of Music

  • "We seek an individual with expertise in audio engineering, production, and computer music"
  • 12/13 Any updates?
  • 12/26: Request for additional materials
  • 1/24: Request for additional materials (x3)
  • 2/21: Request for Zoom Interview
  • 3/17: Campus visit invitation
  • 5/20: Offer made and accepted (Benjamin D. Whiting, Postdoc UChicago, DMA UIUC)

Connecticut College (deadline 10/4) Assistant Professor - Composition and Music Technology

  • Is anyone aware of movement on this one?
    • I had to email about a recommender of mine that was having trouble and was told they are going through applications around (11/10)
    • Offer made and accepted (12/6)
  • Andrew Greenwald, DMA Composition, Stanford Univ; Connecticut College VAP

Florida State University (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor Composition

  • "Direction of FSU's electronic music facility; instruction of Digital Music Synthesis courses; individual instruction in composition; participation in composition colloquia ..."
  • 11/10 request for 30-minute Zoom interview
  • 12/30 position filled (Eren Gümrükçüoğlu, PhD Duke)

Francis Marion University (until filled, posted 9/15) Assistant Professor of Music Industry

  • "...a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Industry to teach areas of expertise in music business/technology."
  • 1/14 Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • Brian Jones, PhD American Studies, College of William & Mary

Georgia Tech (deadline 8/22) Lecturer, Music Technology

Georgia Tech (no deadline listed, posted 3/9) Postdoctoral Fellow, Remezcla Project

Georgia Tech (review begins 6/20) Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Technology

  • "Responsibilities for this appointment include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as Music Perception & Cognition, Technology Ensemble, and/or Introduction to Audio Technology; advising undergraduate and graduate majors in collaborative and individual research projects and theses; and pursuing an active agenda of research and creative work that advances the field of music technology and the reputation of the School."
  • Peter Knees, PhD Computational Perception Johannes Kepler Universität Linz; Associate Professor, Technische Universität Wien

Goldsmiths, University of London (deadline 6/5) Lecturer in Electronic Music, Computing and Technology

Goldsmiths, University of London (deadline 6/28) Lecturer A in Popular Music (.5 FTE)

  • "Teaching experience should lie in creative and performance practice in popular music and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in HE. Areas of desirable expertise here include: Afro-diasporic musics, songwriting/composition, embodied practice, performance technologies, DIY and fringe culture, music industries, as well as having a good understanding of contemporary critical debates in popular music."

Grinnell College (deadline 11/15) Tenure-track Appointment in Performance and Creativity (Music/Sound Art)

  • "Performing, teaching, and research interests might include, but are not limited to: music performance, sound art, sound studies, interface and instrument building, improvisation, creative ethnography, and sound design."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • FILLED: Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena, UIUC ABD (PhD Musicology)

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (deadline 3/24) Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (Creative Arts)

  • "Planning, development, coordination and delivery of courses (including classroom and/or studio teaching) in Sound design and editing, sound recording, audio mixing, music technology, sound engineering or Advertising, media and communication, cultural and creative industries at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels"

IRCAM (deadline 6/15) Researcher position - ANALYSIS-SYNTHESIS TEAM

Johnson University (none listed, posted 12/7) Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Technology

  • "All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith and community covenant."
  • Filled: Ryne Siesky, ABD University of Miami (DMA Composition)

Keele University (deadline 4/29) Lecturer in Music Production

  • "A completed PhD in Music Technology or a cognate field is essential."

Lane Community College (deadline 3/13) Faculty - Music Technology

  • "The focus of teaching responsibilities will be in Music Technology/Audio Engineering and some Music Core courses (Music Theory, Aural Skills, Keyboard Skills, Music Fundamentals, and any developmental music course)."
  • 3/30 any updates?
  • Seth Mulvihill, University of Minnesota PhD Composition; Lane Community College Adjunct

Louisiana State University (deadline 10/31) Assistant Professor of Sound Design and Technology

  • "Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the Undergraduate level; ability to teach at the graduate level, music composition; and sound editing/mixing for film and TV."
  • Tyler Kieffer, MFA Sound Design, Yale School of Drama

Manchester Metropolitan University (deadline 7/14/22) Reader - Creative Coding and Sound/Music

McGill University (deadline 4/15) Postdoctoral Fellow Positions, ACTOR Project (x2)

  • "The post-doctoral researchers will work primarily on either the Analysis Axis or the Output Innovation Axis."
  • Output Innovation Axis Postdoctoral Fellow: The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in music theory, musicology, or composition, with a strong background in orchestration and an interest in pedagogical innovation.
  • Analysis Axis Postdoctoral Fellow: The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in music theory, music psychology, or music-related computer science, with a strong background in orchestration and an interest in interdisciplinary innovation.
  • For both: A deep knowledge of common-practice and contemporary orchestral repertoire is a significant plus. ... Ability to communicate fluently in French is an asset.
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • FILLED: Ben Duinker, McGill University 2020 (PhD Music Theory) and Andres Gutierrez Martinez, UC San Diego 2022 (PhD Composition)

Michigan Tech (deadline 1/10) Assistant Professor of Sound

  • Jeff Sherwood, MFA Theatre Sound Design, Purdue University

Michigan Tech (deadline 1/10) Lecturer of Sound

  • Michael Maxwell, MFA Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University

Middle Georgia State University (open until filled, posted 5/24) Lecturer - Music Technology/Music Industry

Middle Tennessee State University (review begins 4/15) Full-Time Lecturer in Recording Industry (Audio Production)

Missouri Western State University (priority deadline 05/11/2022) Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Technology

Missouri Western State University (priority deadline 6/10) Instructor - Music Technology

National Sun Yat-sen University (deadline 10/1) Tenure-Track Position in Sound Engineering and Music Composition

  • "This position requires teaching the following courses:1. Music Composition and Arrangement for DAW; 2. Digital Audio Recording and Mixing; 3. Sound Engineering Theory and Practice; 4. Pop and Jazz ensembles ... Proficiency in Chinese is necessary."

National Taiwan Normal University (deadline 5/30) Music and Technology Full-Time Faculty

New College of Florida (review begins 6/15) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Digital Medial Arts

  • "New College of Florida seeks a composer or sound artist/designer whose work explores the diversity of artistic forms emerging in the medium of sound. The ideal candidate for this visiting position will have facility with current music software and production tools as well as experience teaching practice-based studio courses and discussion-based seminar courses."
  • Please note review begins June 15, not July 15 as previous posted.
  • Ashkan Tabatabaie, 2020 University of Utah (PhD Composition)

NYU (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Interaction Design, Music and Sound

  • 12/20 Request for letters of rec sent
  • 1/4 Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • Magdalena Fuentes, PhD Image and Signal Processing, Université Paris Saclay

Northeastern University (review begins 1/12) Open Rank Professor, Music Technology and AI

  • Rébecca Kleinberger, 2020 PhD (Media Arts and Sciences), MIT

Northern Illinois University (deadline 7/15/22) Instructors of Commercial Music (x2)

  • "The NIU School of Music seeks two accomplished and dynamic instructors who are inspiring professionals with a record of significant achievement in their respective fields to teach courses in Recording Arts, Contemporary/Commercial Music and Production. In combination, the two instructors will develop and cover the curricular needs of the recording arts area. ... We envision one position focusing on Recording Arts and Production and the other on Songwriting and Production."
  • Kerri-Ann Chandler, MM NYU (Music Technology) & Mark Snyder, DMA University of Memphis (Composition)

Nova Southeastern University (no deadline listed, posted 6/29/22) Assistant Professor - Music Technology and Production

  • 7/1 Unclear if this is a 2022 or 2023 job?
  • 9/26/22 Posted on SMT with a preferred application deadline of Jan 31, 2023, so must be a fall 2023 job - see next year's page for any updates.

Oberlin College & Conservatory (review begins 3/25) Visiting Assistant Professor in Technology in Music and Related Arts

  • "The ideal candidate will both support and expand upon TIMARA’s current curriculum, which includes core courses in electroacoustic music, real-time techniques, multi-channel/ambisonic composition, and electronic music performance, as well as advanced courses in DSP, studio recording, cultivating creative practice, interactive sensor systems, musical gesture, mixed media circuits, audiovisual composition, and sound installation."
  • 05/25 Rejection - offer been made and accepted.
  • Eli Stine, 2019 UVA (PhD Composition and Computer Technologies); Oberlin VAP

Open University of Hong Kong (deadline 8/2) Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts

Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University) (no deadline listed, posted 1/4) Computer Music Composition Faculty

  • 05/19 Rejection letter- Offer made

Principia College (no deadline listed, posted 3/4) College Faculty: Music Theory & Technology (Open Rank)

  • "Teaches a full course load in Music Technology, including the Music recording sequence, Electronic Music, Introduction to Computer Music, Music Theory, with Composition and general education elective courses as needed. ... Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist"

Purchase College (SUNY) (deadline 3/1) Assistant Professor (Music)

  • "The qualified candidate will teach courses in both the “studio composition” and the “studio production” areas (both parts of the Music and Technology Board of Study), such as songwriting, production techniques, recording and mixing (for Classical and Jazz students), and courses in theory and ear training."
  • "Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in music."
  • 2/28 Went to apply online, but link is dead...anyone know what's up? Will probably send to the Director in lieu.
  • 3/1 It's working for me this morning.
  • 3/26 Any updates?
  • 4/1 Request for Zoom interview
  • Adam Pietrykowski, 2018 MM (Studio Composition) Purchase College; Purchase College Adjunct

Purdue University (deadline 11/15) Clinical Assistant Professor of Music/Theatre in Music Technology

  • 12/13 Any further word here?
  • 12/15 Request for additional materials (x2)
  • Request and job listing asks for experience with DPS/Max? is it a typo for DSP?
    • 1/1 I am certain they meant Max/MSP
  • 2/14 Any movement since the request for further materials?
  • 8/22 Position Filled (Monte Taylor, DMA University of Texas at Austin)

Portland Community College (deadline 2/4) Instructor, Music and Sonic Arts

  • "This position requires knowledge and applied experience in contemporary electronic and experimental music composition techniques, historical music composition techniques, MaxMSP, interactive media, and the profound social, cultural, and economic influence of digital art creations, with particular attention to social justice and equity for people who have historically been oppressed."
  • Ravi Kittappa, 2017 UC Berkeley (PhD Music Composition)

Rochester Institute of Technology (no deadline listed, posted 3/4) Visiting Assistant Professor in Electronic Music Composition and Production

  • "We seek candidates with digital performance-based competence that explores the intersection of computer code and music."
  • 5/9 Offer made and accepted
  • Joel Hunt, 2016 PhD (Music Theory), UCSB; Penn State, Associate Teaching Professor

Royal Northern College of Music (deadline 12/6) Creative Multi-Specialist (Composition / Production / Musicianship) – School of Popular Music

  • Part-time 17.5 hours per week for 30 weeks a year

Temple University (review begins immediately, posted 2/18) Assistant Professor, Music Technology, Non-Tenure Track

  • 3/19: Request for Zoom interview
  • 6/15: Rejection, offer Accepted.
  • Sam Wells, DMA Composition, California Institute of the Arts

Texas A&M University (review begins 5/15) Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer, Performance Studies

  • "Depending on departmental need courses may include PERF 301: Performance in World Cultures, PERF 316: Music Technology, PERF 317: Recording and the Producer, or PERF 318: Electroacoustic Composition. "

University of Amsterdam (deadline 11/1) Postdoctoral Researcher, Unravelling our Capacity for Music

University of Birmingham (deadline 5/25) Teaching Fellow in Music

  • "Contribute to the delivery of Year 2 optional module ‘Music Cognition’ (20 credits), teach topics related to experimental music and music and the internet in the first year modules ‘Music and Ideas’ and ‘Music and Cultures’, and contribute to the teaching of ‘Studio Composition’ across the UG and MA curriculum, plus undertake associated marking and assessment."
  • Caitlin Trevor, Ohio State PhD (Music Theory)

University of Bristol (deadline 2/14) Lecturer in Music Practices (.5 FTE), starts April 2022

  • "You will contribute to teaching in Music practices including at least two of the following areas: orchestration, conducting, acoustic and/or studio-based composition, film music composition, music recording and production, and performance coaching."

University of California, Merced (deadline 5/31) Lecturer in Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies: Academic Year 2022-23

University of California, Riverside (deadline 12/1) Assistant Professor of Teaching in Popular Music: Creation and Production

University of California, San Diego (review begins 12/10) Assistant Professor of Composition

  • "The ideal candidate will have a strong profile as a composer whose creative practice engages creatively with technology. We are understanding technology expansively here: the successful applicant could have experience in computer music research, DIY electronics, intermedia work, live electronics or any combination thereof."
  • Any updates as of 3/2?
  • Contacted for short Zoom interview 3/2
  • Filled, Michelle Lou, DMA Stanford

University of Colorado Boulder (deadline 11/15) ATLAS Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Creative Technology and Design

  • 12/27 Request for Zoom interview
  • Grace Leslie, PhD (Music and Cognitive Science) UCSD, Georgia Tech Assistant Professor

University of Connecticut (priority deadline 2/28; closes 3/16) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sound Design

  • "MFA in Sound Design or related terminal degree with at least 3 years of professional experience in sound design for the theatrical stage." Will consider PhD/DMA/DMs in related field(s).
  • This is Drama position, so the applicant must meet all minimum requirements (see ad). Musical composition/technology experience a plus.
  • 5/25 Anyone heard back?
  • Jake Neighbors, Ohio University, 2020 MFA in Production Design and Technology

University of Glasgow (deadline 12/15) Lecturer in Music, Sonic and Audiovisual Practices

University of Kansas (review begins 12/22) Associate Professor of the Practice in Electronic Composition

  • Zoom interview requested along with requests for 3 compositions (2/24/2022) (x2)
  • 5/2 Rejection received
  • Gulli Björnsson, ABD Princeton (PhD Composition)

University of Minnesota (review begins 1/28) Assistant Professor Composition/Music Technology Emphasis

University of New Haven (review begins 4/1) Studio Manager / Practitioner in Residence

  • "This position is responsible for managing and maintaining equipment and software in our three recording studios and twenty-station music lab, as well as teaching classes in recording, digital audio, and electives in their area of specialty."

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (deadline 12/10) Teaching Assistant Professor in Hip Hop/Audio Production

  • "The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking candidates for a Teaching Assistant Professor position with teaching and professional experience in the areas of hip hop and audio production. This is a 9-month position over a 3-year term with the possibility of renewal. Candidates will be expected to teach courses ranging from Music Production I and II to Beat Making Lab, Rap Lab, and/or Music Technology."
  • Filled: Maya Shipman/Suzi Analogue, Temple University BA

University of North Texas (no deadline listed, posted 10/20) Assistant Professors in Popular/Commercial Music (x2)

  • "One of these appointments is likely to reside in our Division of Jazz Studies and the other will reside in our Division of Composition Studies. ... duties include teaching courses in popular/commercial music, including songwriting and music production, and courses in the analysis and history of popular music; teach courses in music technology that will enable our students to achieve professional results in composition, recording, post-production, and notation with affordable software and equipment; recruiting and mentor excellent undergraduate and graduate students with interests in popular/commercial music."
  • 1/20: Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 2/25: Invitation for on-campus visit
  • Filled: Federico Llach (Division of Jazz Studies), PhD Composition, UC Santa Barbara; Jeffrey Hepker (Division of Composition Studies), MM Music Production, Berklee

University of Oslo (deadline 6/26) Associate Professor in Music Technology

University of Oslo (deadline 10/18) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Music Production Technology

University of Oslo (deadline 3/15) 1-2 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Audiovisual Rhythms

University of Southampton (deadline 7/13/22) Senior Teaching Fellow in Composition & Creative Music Technology (.5 FTE)

University of Texas at Arlington (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor of Music – Music Industry Studies

  • "Required Qualifications: Strong record of creative activity in audio production, music producing, commercial music performance, film scoring, or video game composition/sound design"
  • 1/27: Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 3/7: Invitation for an on-campus interview

University of Texas at Arlington (review begins immediately, posted 6/20/22) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Music Industry Studies

  • "Required Qualifications: Strong record of creative activity in audio production, music producing, commercial music performance, film scoring, or video game composition/sound design"
  • 6/21 Does this posting imply that the above tenure-track search failed?
  • Will Townsley, 2015 DMA (Saxophone Performance), TX Christian University

University of the West of Scotland (deadline 4/24) Senior Lecturer in Music

  • "Research, creative practice and teaching interests in some or all of the following areas: popular music performance and/or audio production and/or business; songwriting/composition; production and distribution of popular music; music entrepreneurship; music in the community"

Utah Valley University (deadline 3/31, but review began 2/1) Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

West Chester University (deadline 12/15) Instructor or Assistant Professor of Studio Composition

  • 12/21: Request for additional materials (x2)
  • 1/13: Invitation for a Zoom interview
  • 4/6: Rejection received
  • Devin Arne, 2021 DMA (Music and Interdisciplinary Digital Media), Arizona State University

Schools with Failed/Canceled/Suspended Searches[]

  • Belmont University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory (failed)
  • Drake University:Assistant Professor of Music Theory (suspended)
  • Luther College: Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music (Theory and Ear Training) (canceled)
  • University of Chicago: Associate/Full Professor of Composition (failed)

Part-time/Adjunct Positions[]

Atlanta Metropolitan State College (Atlanta, GA): Part Time Temporary Faculty - Music (no deadline listed, posted 3/18)

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College is seeking part-time instructors in Music who will play a key role in educating and supporting students, teaching classes or Dual Enrollment students in metro-Atlanta high schools, and manage online courses for instructors experienced in online teaching.

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA): Part Time Faculty, Contemporary Writing & Production (Deadline: 31 October 2021)

  • "Primary responsibilities for this position will include teaching the Arranging 1 core course, which focuses on writing for the rhythm section with one or two horns in several contemporary music styles, and possibly other writing courses as needed. This is a part-time faculty position with an appointment to begin on January 1, 2022."

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA): Part-time Faculty, Composition Department (Summer or Fall 2022) (Review begins immediately, posted 24 March 2022)

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA): Part Time Faculty, Songwriting (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 28 January 2022)

  • "This appointment is a temporary position replacing a Songwriting core-focused faculty member on sabbatical during the Fall semester."

Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS): Part-Time Adjunct Instructor of Sight Singing and Aural Development II (Spring 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 08 December 2021)

Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS): Part-Time Adjunct Instructor of Sight Singing and Aural Development I (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 11 July 2022)

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT): Adjunct Instructor for Avid Media Composer Courses (Deadline: 15 July 2022)

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT): Adjunct Film Scoring Instructor (Deadline: 22 July 2022)

Brenau University (Gainesville, GA): Adjunct Faculty: Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 03 May 2022)

  • "The Department of Music is seeking an Adjunct Instructor of Music to teach undergraduate music majors. Responsibilities include teaching courses as-needed per semester, with an emphasis on music theory and keyboard."

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT): Adjunct Faculty-Teaching (Music Technology) (Deadline: 29 November 2021)

California State University San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): MUSC 210 - Introduction to Music Technology (Spring 2022) (Deadline: 02 November 2021)

California State University, Stanislaus (Turlock, CA): Part-Time Lecturer in Music - Composition (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 23 May 2022)

Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA): Music Theory Instructor (part-time) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 13 July 2022)

Carroll University (Waukesha, WI): Adjunct Instructor of Music for the Fall 2022 Semester (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 March 2022)

Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ): Adjunct Faculty - Music Department (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 21 April 2022)

  • "Seeking applicants to teach one or more of the following areas of study, including: Integrated Music Theory III and IV, Class Piano, Private Instruction (Piano, Voice, Guitar/Bass, Woodwinds, and Percussion), Choir"

Columbia College (Columbia, MO): Adjunct Instructor – Music Theory and Aural Skills (Review begins immediately, posted 28 February 2022, re-posted 27 May 2022)

  • "Columbia, Missouri Day Campus seeks an Adjunct (part-time) instructor to teach Music Theory III and Aural Skills III in the Fall 2022 semester. The courses are scheduled to run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:15-12:10 and 1:25-2:20, respectively."

Community College of Vermont (Winooski, VT/Online): Part Time Faculty - Introduction to Technology in Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 13 April 2022)

  • "The Community College of Vermont seeks applicants for a part-time faculty position to teach Introduction to Technology in Music (3 Credits) Online for the Fall 2022 semester."

Concordia University Irvine (Irvine, CA): Adjunct Professor of Songwriting (Deadline: Review begins 05 July 2022)

Conservatorium Maastricht: Lecturer, Music Theory (.2-.4 FTE) (Deadline: 17 June 2022)

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS): Part-Time Academic (Applied Study in Composition) (Deadline: 23 May 2022)

  • "This Part-Time Academic is required to teach MUSC 3211.03/3212.03: Composition I and/or MUSC 4211.03/4212.03 Composition II, from September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023."

Dillard University (New Orleans, LA): Faculty - PT Part-Time (Music Appreciation & Music Technology, Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 13 December 2021)

Dillard University (New Orleans, LA): Music Technology (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 30 March 2022)

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA): Adjunct Faculty, Music Program - Songwriting (Deadline: 30 April 2022)

East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN): Adjunct Faculty in Music Theory and Composition (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 04 March 2022)

  • "Courses may include sections of our three-semester combined theory and aural skills sequence, composition, applied composition, orchestration and arranging, counterpoint, or advanced music theory. Additional courses may be available depending on the skillset of the individual, including introduction to music or music fundamentals. All theory/aural skills are taught in a digital lab with students at individual computer and piano keyboard lab stations."

Glendale Community College (Glendale, CA): Music Adjunct Instructor (Deadline: 05 November 2021)

  • "The teaching assignment will be for Music 184- Electronic Music for Spring 2022."

Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ): Adjunct – MUS-160: Music Theory II – Traditional Campus (Deadline: None listed, posted 06 December 2021)

  • "The ideal candidate will hold at least a master’s degree in music theory or a directly related field and showcase a strong record of professional practice. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in theory and composition and have strong performance skills, experience teaching tuba preferred."

Harper College (Palatine, IL): Adjunct Faculty Credit -Music Theory and Literature (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 27 July 2022)

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA): Part-Time Professor of the Practice of Musical Theater Writing (begins Jan 2023) (Deadline: 04 May 2022)

Henry Ford College (Dearborn, MI): Adjunct Faculty - Music Fundamentals and/or Music Theory (Fall 2022/Winter 2023) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 August 2022)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA): Temporary Part-Time Faculty (Spring 2022) - Music Theory and Composition (Deadline: 29 December 2021)

  • "The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a part-time, temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor position to teach Music Theory IV and applied composition lessons for Spring 2022."

Indiana University Northwest (Gary, IN): Adjunct Professor - Music (Deadline: 04 July 2022)

  • "In the Fall 2022 Semester, IU Northwest will run an online Music Theory course as well as an in-person History of Jazz course, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 PM–3:45 PM"

Juilliard School (New York, NY): Composition Faculty, Pre-College (Deadline: None listed, posted 10 January 2022)

  • 3/17 Request for interview

King University (Bristol, TN): Part Time-Adjunct Faculty-Music Dept (Deadline: None listed, posted 07 January 2022)

Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA): Part Time Faculty Position in Music Composition (Deadline: 29 April 2022)

Las Positas College (Livermore, CA): PT Instructor, Music for Music Technology (Deadline: 30 June 2022)

  • "Applicants will be expected to provide instruction in MUS 35 Introduction to Music Technology and MUS 36 Intermediate Music Technology."

Lesley University (Cambridge, MA): Adjunct Faculty - Music Theory (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 19 April 2022)

Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA): Adjunct – Music Department (Deadline: None listed, posted 02 May 2022)

  • "The department of Visual & Performing Arts seeks applications for adjunct professors to teach courses in the following areas: music composition, arranging, music production, and woodwind performance."
  • 5/4a: Why is a fourth or fifth tier department requiring an application package that is more in line for a tenure track search for an adjunct position?
    • 5/4b: We can address the problems with the market and adjunctification without looking down on regional colleges and HBCUs.

Longy School of Music (Boston, MA): Film and Game Music Composition Faculty (no deadline listed, posted 9/16)

Longy School of Music (Boston, MA): Artist-Teacher of Composition (no deadline listed, posted 5/19)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Theory Group Instructor-5 (Deadline: None listed, posted 03 March 2022)

  • For a 3-week session only on Saturday mornings, teach the McGill Conservatory of Music Theory and Ear Training Program at the Secondary 3 level in group format; the students of this class rage in age from 12 years to adults.

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer Positions - Department of Music Research - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 16 June 2022)

  • Courses available include MUSP 140-00x: Musicianship Training 1 and MUSR 232-001: Introduction to Electronics, among others.

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer MUTH 656-001: Seminar in Music Theory 5: Theory and Analysis of Hip-Hop Music - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 13 July 2022)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer MUSR 300D1-001: Intro to Music Recording - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 13 July 2022)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer MUSR-629D1-001: Technical Ear Training - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 13 July 2022)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer MUSR 631D1-001: Adv Technical Ear Training - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 13 July 2022)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer MUSR 668-001: Digital/Analog Audio Editing - Fall 2022 (Deadline: 13 July 2022)

McGill University (Montreal, QC): CCourse Lecturer (MUJZ 340-001) Jazz Composition I (Deadline: 11 August 2022)

Middlesex Community College (Middletown, CT): Part-time Instructor Electronic Music (Spring 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 16 November 2021)

  • "The Center for New Media at Middlesex Community College is seeking a part-time instructor in music production to teach an introductory-level course in Electronic Music for the Spring 2022 semester. This individual should be technically versatile with MIDI keyboards, virtual instruments, Pro Tools, GarageBand, music composition, music recording & production, and digital audio production technology. They should also have a solid grasp of music theory."

Molloy College (Rockville Center, NY): Music Auxiliary Part-Time Faculty/Communications Coordinator (Deadline: None listed, posted 11 April 2022)

New College Franklin (Franklin, TN): Adjunct Music Instructor (No deadline listed, posted 23 March 2022)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Private Screen Scoring Composition Lessons (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 December 2021)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Seminar in Composition: Advanced Scoring Toolkit (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 December 2021)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Music Technology (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 December 2021)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Orchestration Lab (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 November 2021)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Music Technology (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 15 December 2021)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Music Technology (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 May 2022)

  • Courses available: Advanced Computer Music (Graduate Level); Mixing in the Digital Audio Workstation (Graduate & Undergraduate Combined); Electronic Music Performance (Graduate & Undergraduate Combined); Fundamentals of Music Technology (Undergraduate Level); Midi for Non-Majors (Undergraduate Level); Digital Electronics Lab (Undergraduate Level)
  • If NYU needs this many music technology adjunct faculty every semester, why don't they offer a full-time position?
    • That is a great point!!!

NYU (New York, NY): Music Technology Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 13 June 2022)

  • Courses available: C Programming for Music Technology Lab (Graduate Level)

NYU (New York, NY): Adjunct Faculty - Seminar in Contemporary Music History (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 1 June 2022)

  • "The NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP) Music Theory and History program seeks a qualified candidate to teach a graduate seminar in post-1945 contemporary music history, with an emphasis on recent trends in contemporary music. The course meets on campus Tuesdays from 4:55–6:35pm, starting September 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will have strong interest in inclusivity and expanding diversity in music history pedagogy."

NYU (New York, NY): Music Technology Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12 July 2022)

  • Courses available: Fundamentals of Digital Signal Theory Lab (Graduate Level); Graduate Fundamentals of Music Technology (Graduate Level)

North Central College (Naperville, IL): Adjunct Instructor for Aural Skills (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 August 2022)

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ): Lecturer in Music Theater Composition (Spring 2023) (Deadline: None listed, posted 14 June 2022)

Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ): Adjunct Faculty - Music Production (Deadline: None listed, posted 30 June 2022)

  • "The Department of Fine Arts at Rider University seeks an adjunct instructor of Music Production for the Fall 2022 Semester beginning September 7th, 2022. This position is to teach one or more of the following classes: Pop Music Theory, Pop Songwriting, Pop & Rock History."

Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL): Adjunct Professor in Music Theory, CCPA (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 August 2022)

  • "The Chicago College of Performing Arts is looking for a part time instructor in Music Theory. This adjunct professor in will teach MTA 305, Form and Analysis, a class that considers the forms, structures, and styles of selected works from 18th through the 20th century."

Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ): Adjunct Faculty, Classroom Theory Instructor (Deadline: 01 August 2022)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA): BAM Music Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 8/25)

  • "We are looking for a Music Instructor who will be responsible for teaching Bridge to Arts and Music musicianship classes two hours a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, from September through May."

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA): Musicianship Instructor, Pre-College (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 3/8)

  • "Classes will be on Saturdays from September through May."

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA): Part-Time Faculty, Introduction to Computer Science for Musicians (Technology and Applied Composition Program) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 July 2022)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA): Part-Time Faculty, Introduction to Music Technology & MIDI (Technology and Applied Composition Program) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 July 2022)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA): Part-Time Faculty, Production Techniques in Logic Pro X, Technology and Applied Composition (TAC Program) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 July 2022)

St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA): Adjunct/Affiliate in Music Theory (Open until filled, posted 05 November 2021)

St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA): Adjunct/Affiliate in Music, Music Fundamentals (Review begins immediately, posted 22 June 2022)

Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA): MUSC 9 - Introduction to Listening: Electronic Music (Spring 2022) (Deadline: 03 December 2021)

Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK): Traditional Adjunct Instructor-Aural Theory (Deadline: None listed, posted 16 June 2022)

Spelman College (Atlanta, GA): Instructor/Lecturer (Deadline: 30 November 2021)

  • "The Department of Music at Spelman College invites applicants for a one-semester, part-time appointment for the Spring semester of 2022. The successful candidate will teach Music Theory and Musicianship 1."

Spelman College (Atlanta, GA): Lecturer/Instructor, Music Technology (Deadline: 31 May 2022)

  • "The Department of Music at Spelman College invites applicants for a part-time lecturer/instructor. The successful candidate will teach both music major and non-major music technology classes in person"

Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ): ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR - MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY - HMU 231 – Sound Recording I (Deadline: None listed, posted 12 July 2022)

Sul Ross State University (Alpine, TX): Adjunct Instructor - Music - Brass and Arranging (Deadline: None listed, posted 06 January 2022)

  • "The Fine Arts Department seeks a part-time music instructor for the Spring 2022 semester to teach arranging and individual instruction in brass instruments."

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MTC 145.3: Diatonic Harmony I (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 23 June 2022)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MTC 245.3: Chromatic Harmony I (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 23 June 2022)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: DRA151.1.2: Foundations of Musical Theater I (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 05 July 2022)

  • "Part-time instructor needed for freshman musical skills course for Musical Theater majors. Course consists of building music literacy skills (including rhythms, intervals, keys, and score reading), and applying those skills to Musical Theater repertoire, with an emphasis on inclusive work from diverse artists."

Tianjin Juilliard School (Tianjin, China): Pre-College Music Theory Teacher (Part-time) (Deadline: None listed, posted 14 January 2022)

Tianjin Juilliard School (Tianjin, China): Pre-College Ear-Training Faculty (Part-time) (Deadline: None listed, posted 14 January 2022)

University of Alabama at Huntsville (Huntsville, AL): Adjunct Position in the Department of Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 01 August 2022)

  • "Specifically, positions are available in Applied piano, voice, organ, and strings as well as music theory/ear-training, music technology, music literature and appreciation, and world music. "

University of Calgary (Calgary, AB): Sessional Instructor, Introduction to Music Theory for Non-Majors (Summer 2022) (Deadline: 11 February 2022)

University of Calgary (Calgary, AB): Sessional Instructor, Jazz Theory (Fall 2022) (Deadline: 07 July 2022)

University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland): Tutor, Composing for Screen (Deadline: )

  • "There is a guaranteed minimum of 80 hours to be offered in Semester 2 of the academic year 2022-23. This will include direct teaching (contact), preparation and marking etc."

University of Louisville (Louisville, KY): Part-Time Lecturer - Music Theory (Deadline: 13 June 2022)

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX): Adjunct Faculty - Music Technology - Fall 2022 (Deadline: None listed, posted 31 May 2022)

  • "The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks qualified Christian adjunct faculty to teach Introduction to Music Technology on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for the Fall 2022 semester."

University of Miami (Miami, FL): Part-Time Lecturer - Music Theory & Composition (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted ??)

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): Lecturer, Music Theory Department (Deadline: 11 November 2021)

  • "Lecturer I, Winter 2022 semester, 25% appointment in Music Theory, Teach one section of Theory 436/536, Analytical History of Jazz"

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): LEO: Rap Song Writing Instructor (Deadline: 19 December 2021) LEO: Rap Song Writing Instructor

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): LEO Intermittent Lecturer - COMP 421: CREATIVE COMPOSITION (Deadline: 07 May 2022)

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): LEO Lecturer I - COMP 221/222 (Deadline: 07 May 2022)


University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): LEO Intermittent Lecturer, Winter 2022 (Open until filled, posted 17 December 2021)

  • "ArtsEngine is seeking a Lecturer to teach a section of UARTS 250, Creative Process, for the winter 2022 term."

University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH): Resident Artist in Composition (Deadline: 15 April 2022)

  • "The Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire (College of Liberal Arts) is seeking applicants for a part-time (hourly) Resident Artist in Composition position ... no benefits. $65/hour with possible additional compensation available for recruiting."

University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, PE): Sessional Instructor - Aural Skills (Fall 2022) (Deadline: 05 July 2022)

  • "The Department of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a sessional instructor(s) to teach two three-credit-hour courses (Music 1150 & 2150) in Aural Skills for the fall 2022 semester."

University of Regina (Regina, SK): MU 399 AD Video Game Music (Online) (Deadline: 14 February 2022)

University of Regina (Regina, SK): CTCH 112 - Intro to Audio Tools (Spring/Summer 2022) (Online) (Deadline: 14 March 2022)

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): Adjunct Instructor, Screen Scoring (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 06 October 2021)

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): Part-Time Lecturer(s), Music Theory and Analysis (Deadline: Review begins "as soon as" 06 June 2022)

  • "University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for one or more anticipated openings as Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition for the 2022-23 academic year ... Principal duties will include: Teaching MUCO 132ab and/or 232ab (freshman and sophomore aural skills for music majors) and MUCO 133ab (freshman theory for music majors). Additional courses in theory, composition, orchestration and counterpoint may be assigned, either as courses or individual instruction, as needed by the department."

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): Adjunct Instructor, Screen Scoring (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 26 July 2022)

University of Toronto Scarborough (Scarborough, ON): Sessional Lecturer VPSB88H3 Sound Art Lec 02 (Fall 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 10 August 2022)

University of Toronto Scarborough (Scarborough, ON): Sessional Lecturer - MUZB81H3 Independent Music-Maker (Deadline: 06 December 2021)

  • "Qualifications: A graduate degree in music composition (DMA preferred); an active career as a composer is required. Ability to compose in various music styles is highly desirable."

University of Toronto Scarborough (Scarborough, ON): Sessional Lecturer VPSB88H3 Sound Art (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 29 June 2022)

University of Toronto Scarborough (Scarborough, ON): Sessional Lecturer MUZB40H3 Music and Technology (Fall 2022) (Deadline: None listed, posted 29 June 2022)

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA): Lecturer, Composition and Computer Technology (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 29 October 2021)

  • "The University of Virginia’s Department of Music is seeking a composer to teach three courses in our Composition and Computer Technology program for the Spring 2022 semester. The successful candidate will be able to teach tonal and acoustic composition as well as courses in computer assisted composition. A Ph.D. in Music, Composition, or related field is required. "

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): Part-time Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) Winter 2022 (Deadline: 01 August 2021)

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): MU142 – Popular and Commercial Music (Fall 2022) (Deadline: 01 July 2022)

Other Positions of Interest[]

This section is for non-academic jobs of interest to theorists/composers. Please see also the list on the Musicology/Ethnomusicology page.

As of 7/11/22, new postings are on the 2022-23 page.

School-Specific Discussion[]

  • 9/2 University at Buffalo: Currently taking nominations for under-represented minority scholars for a position in music theory - see
  • 12/12 University of Chicago: does anyone know what is going on there? Why do they have searches at every level?
    • 12/13 - Wondering the same thing (have heard rumors/warnings about turnover and departmental instability, but don't have specifics). Currently, the UChicago Composition faculty consists solely of Augusta Read Thomas and this year's post-doc, Felipe Tevao-Honar. Sam Pluta, formerly on faculty and director of CHIME Studio, has been appointed Associate Professor of Computer Music at Peabody, following his wife Sky Macklay's hiring last year. This appointment appears to be an internal negotiation, substituting for Peabody's announced search for Adjunct Computer Music Teacher. So, the UChicago Assistant Professor search, preferring "advanced fluency with electronic music techniques," will replace Sam Pluta. The Associate/Full Professor search may be a modified repeat of last year's failed [Assistant/Associate] search. The Post-Doc has been annually renewed since 2017.
    • 12/19 - my understanding was that there are two searches because two composers (Anthony Cheung and Sam Pluta) have left in the past year or two, both because other institutions offered them spousal hires. Maybe this is a lesson to UChicago admin about what they should do if they want to retain faculty.
    • 12/19a - The "UChicago admin" is not going to learn a lesson from faculty taking another job. They don't need to "retain" faculty. The University of Chicago is one of the best schools in the entire world. It is greater than any single faculty member. The great universities are always in competition with each other at levels much more complex than what happens with individual faculty. It's delusional to think that Chicago, or any school for that matter, needs to do a spousal hire to get an outstanding person for the job. And to be frank: are the positions these two people left for (Brown and Peabody) "better" than Chicago? No, they're not. Never underestimate the harshness of universities and academics.
    • 1/10 any movement here?
    • 5/11 - what has happened? Any updates on why or how both searches failed (?!)?
    • 5/11(b) - Really, what happened? The 12/19a post is just too good to leave be without bringing up 3 failed searches in 2 years. Maybe the supreme arrogance of the poster might have had something to do with the fact that no one wants to work at the University of Chicago Music Department. I think none of us have underestimated the harshness of universities and academics, just that people have run the calculation and decided they would rather not, thanks.
    • 5/12 The update is incorrect. The search is still ongoing per an email by the department chair.
  • Belmont University: It's a rather interesting sociological phenomenon seeing how on this wiki there's a yearly massive controversy about topics related to gender and race, but not a single person complains whenever a post like this emerges, a job ad that shows blatant discrimination based on religious beliefs. I attribute this event to the fact that this wiki is almost entirely US-centered, a country with normalized behaviors towards exclusion when it comes to adhering to a particular (the majoritarian Judeo-Christian) religion. I would love nevertheless to hear opinions from my American colleagues.
    • US-based composer here. Unfortunately, private colleges and universities here can use religious affiliation for hiring criteria. It stinks, but it is allowed. This is not allowed at public universities, so 300+ applicants gravitate to those jobs that do not promote this kind of discriminatory practice.
    • There's a few issues here. One is that religion is a choice and race/gender isn't, so it's legal to openly discrimate like this, as morally abhorrent as it is. But more importantly, the people that post on here about race and gender are always parroting conservative viewpoints, and their favorite Republicans also promote the same evangelical nonsense that these schools espouse. It really has little to do with most mainstream Christianity, and certainly not with any Judaism: these schools specifically operate within the American tradition of right-wing evangelical proto-fascism. And the adherents who benefit from this are also the ones most opposed to "wokeness." One can only wish that these schools would go the way of Grove City College and reject all federal funding if they're going to maintain these obscene sorts of practices.
    • I can only speak for myself. I have no desire to work at one of these "Christian" schools because they're all terrible. On the other hand, many of the most elite institutions in the country are jobs that interest me and reflect my own training and skill set. Tragically, these same institutions have often been pressured into prioritizing a couple specific races and sex over qualifications, artistry, and experience. We see this movement increasing even more openly in some of the postings this year. I'm not a conservative in any way; I just don't support discrimination and/or elimination based on race and sex, which is what's happening in so many searches in recent years.
    • Oh goodness, this old chestnut again: "Tragically, these same institutions have often been pressured into prioritizing a couple specific races and sex over qualifications, artistry, and experience." There are tons of people who aren't white men that are highly qualified and do good work, and I say this as a white male. I can't think of anyone in the past several years who won a job simply because they were a "diversity hire," with one possible exception that I won't go into details about (there were also other shady things going on with that search). I understand the frustration of not getting a job (I've given up at this point since I'm 14 years out of my Ph.D.), but to say that people are getting hired simply because the fit a specific profile is ridiculous. There are just too many highly qualified people of all shades and makes, and too few jobs, for this argument to make any sense. And hell, does anyone actually expect to get hired at an "elite" institution? Finally, and unfortunately, experience means nothing. Ageism, along with the financial privilage to play the game, is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. I can think of many people aside from myself who have loads of teaching experience, have received numerous commissions (yes, actual commissions), have pubilshed in good journals, won grants, etc., but nobody will touch them because they are older and aren't present at every conference because they can't afford to go. Add to that the numerous people who got stuck in the adjunct grind (god forbid at a community college-GASP!) for a number of years, and continued doing it because they love teaching, all the while being active in the field. Look, academia is broken, and nobody really wants to talk about how or why. But to say that well qulified people are being passed over for jobs at elite institutions because they would rather hire an underqulified minority, woman, furry, whatever, is insane.
      • Replying to this. It isn't easy to be sure, and the whole situation is unfortunate. I can certainly assert that there is nobody to blame for not getting a position in 2021. Anyone with a doctorate degree deserves a full time job. The increasing reality of the past decade or so is that some institutions provide a helping hand in terms of achievements for students, while others still expect some recognition on a wider field. It's impossible to determine how a committee will react to an achievement's value, especially if what can be given by an institution (directly or underhandedly) appears better than anything that could be gained outside of it. Comparing someone 5 years out of school with someone just out of school is like comparing apples with oranges, I am sure. And yes, there is a lot of denial about the problems, but I'm certain that most committees know right from wrong. We can't really say what they will do, however. Academics tend to be very skilled at coming up with premises that fit the way they view the world, for better or worse. It's human nature, really. Thank you for once again bringing awareness to a problem in academia that needs solving. Best of luck to you. And yes, I do respect the beliefs of others, and that is important to the way I live. I can respect the need of institutions to hire individuals who support their specific religious mission, and get a job somewhere else. Imposing my views on them, or being a bad example to them and their students would be disrespectful. I think everyone is happier that way.
    • Why do y'all even respond to this dude? The OP is clearly a troll, just ignore him. But the rest of you, I don't understand the bad-mouthing of Belmont. All the faculty and alumni I know are fantastic. This job is a great opportunity for the right person. If that person isn't you, you don't have to apply.
    • I wouldn't call the OP a troll, it was a legitimate question and the answers provided insight into it (at least for me, I'm not from America either). Nobody was bad-mouthing the faculty / alumni of Belmont, rather the practice of discriminating based on religious beliefs (which doesn't seem to be relevant to the ability of teach music).
    • I understand there
  • 1/10: Indiana - does anyone have an update?
    • See above, IU had finalist interviews
  • 2/18: Beloit: The title is "Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor" but the job ad says "Beloit College seeks a candidate trained in any music-related field to teach one or two electivecourses [sic] in Fall 2022." Is this not a full-time position, and only for one semester? Seems more like an adjunct position from the description.
    • 2/21 I put it in the full-time jobs category rather than the adjunct/part-time section due to the title. If Beloit's teaching load is 2-2 it could be full-time. If anyone knows definitively, please share. -5120j
    • 3/3 The job ad has been changed. It is no longer a one-semester position but, instead, a full year/full-time job with a 2-3 teaching load.
    • 3/4 Please see above for the changes. -5120j
  • 3/17: Carleton University (not College): does anyone have an update or know any background on this? The ad was incredibly open-ended as to discipline or specialization; are they mainly looking to expand faculty numbers so that e.g. they can move some experienced faculty to cover more grad courses?
  • 6/29 Columbia University: Has anyone seen this protest letter that's been circulating?
    • 7/6 I don't understand. Who is this "Pool of Potential Candidates?" Was a search announced and this is a subset of those who applied and never heard back, or was Balter seemingly a direct hire and this is a group of composers who objected to the lack of a national search?
    • 7/16 "Circulating"? Lol. I did a Google search for that URL, and the only hit was this wiki
    • 7/29 big "just asking questions" energy from this incredibly disingenuous letter that adopts a comically fictional royal we. It's hard to imagine MB wouldn't be a finalist on credentials alone and at this point it really is a matter of taste. (Also very funny to take the lineage of The Fritz Reiner Professorship so seriously).

General Discussion[]

  • 2022-23 Wiki page:
    • 6/1/22 I will likely be creating next year's page sometime in the next month (I usually create it after 1-2 tenure-track jobs in the US have been posted). Any suggestions for next year in terms of changes of layout/sections/content etc? You can post here or email me at my anon email below. -5120j
  • 6/22 The first job for next application cycle is up. University of British Columbia is looking for a TT Theorist. Is it time for the next page to begin?
    • Yes, thank you, I'll get it up today or tomorrow. Not having received any comments about changes to the format, I will keep everything the same as this year's page. -5120j
  • 2021-22 Wiki Moderator: 5120j. Contact me at 5120janon at gmail with questions/comments.
  • 1/6 For those who have made it to/past the interview stage, what kinds of additional materials have been solicited (besides letters of recommendation) and what kinds of tasks were you asked to performed during your interview? e.g. classroom teaching (theory)? master class (composition)? lecture presentation on your creative or scholarly interests? I am new to the job market (recent Composition PhD, with secondary qualifications in Theory) and have only observed searches from a student perspective within my own institutions. I am especially curious about the expected subject matter (whether given or chosen) for teaching demonstrations in theory and the amount of prep time beforehand.
    • To answer 1/6's question, I have been asked to provide work samples (scores and audio/video), course descriptions and syllabi for classes I would like to develop, and teaching evaluations from students. I have had two finalist interviews for comp-only jobs and two for theory/comp jobs. For all of them I gave a presentation about my music and for all of them I gave composition lessons to students with faculty watching. For the theory job interviews I taught a normally-occuring theory class for one session, so I was given whatever topic was on the instructor's syllabus that day. For the amount of prep time, I think they should give you at least a week of warning, usually multiple weeks. I would say start prepping as soon as you know what the topic is and over-prepare so you're super confident.
      • 1/9 (OP): Thank you for your generous and informative reply!
    • I think that the prep-time should be proportional to what's at stake (if a tenure-track job, and if tenure is ultimately granted, then a life time of full-time income with benefits totalling $1-$2 million or so over a life time, depending on the institution, location, etc.) SO: come prepared to your job interview. Of course you can't anticipate every student question or interaction and might have to improvise some of the time (the same of course goes to the interview portions with committees and administrators and chats with students, where you need to prepare but might also haver to improvise). It's really in the committee's best interest to put you at ease and see you perform at your best--if they're not out of their mind--but on your end, PLEASE COME PREPARED.
      • 1/9 (OP): Thank you for your perspective – I agree! My question about prep time was worded ambiguously but meant with reference to a teaching demonstration in theory, i.e. how much advance notice a committee might provide with respect to a given topic. (The post above suggests a week+, which is good to know).
  • 1/10 This is a question especially for people who have been on a search committee before. I've noticed a bunch of listings that list an application deadline but also say "review of applications starts immediately". In these cases, is there any benefit to getting an application in well before the deadline as opposed to just before it?
    • 1/25: Nope. I've been on a bazillion search committees and it's never made any difference when someone submits their materials, as long as they're in hand by the deadline. Now: reference letters are another thing. I don't know how you can suss out who's going to get their letter in by the deadline, but we have had borderline cases where we say "damn, if only we had the letter from [faculty member], it would really help us decide..."
    • 1/25a: Agreed. Have been on one search committee (for a performer) and files were not released to the committee until a few days after the deadline. The chair might have had access, but I doubt many HR departments would allow this. I can't speak directly to those "review begins immediately" jobs, but as a busy faculty member, there's no way I'm spending weeks on the edge of my seat looking at apps as they come in if I know there's a deadline in the future before which no decisions will actually be made.
  • 1/15 SUNY Buffalo recently posted an opening for a "Clinical Assistant Professor" non-tenure track job. With the increasing number of non-tenured lines, is it time for mass action, namely refusing to apply to posts that don't offer tenure. No more adjuncts, no more visiting, no more "clinical", no more period. We deserve better, and without us (the workers), the universities can't operate. Mass action. Shut them down. Make them beg. If Starbucks and Krogers workers can take action and improve their lives, why can't people armed with PhDs?
  • 1/18: 1/15, Labor relations in academia are a most worthy topic for serious conversation. I would just like to point out a couple of things: 1) There is a sharp difference between temporary gigs, adjunct gigs, visiting lectureships etc., vs. long-term, continuing lectureships (not sure how the specific posting that you mentioned works, I am just giving some general information on the topic as I understand it). The latter can be full time, with benefits, with an option for promotion (lecturer-->senior lecturer or some other title), though with no tenure at any stage---the exact length of contracts etc. might vary widely between institutions, so ask a lot of questions and read advertisements very carefully, and also look at faculty handbooks and HR documents. Good continuing lectureships might even be more desirable for some PhDs---academic laborers--who would rather teach more courses and have no expectations for research productivity like publications for a theorist or high-profile creative stuff for a composer. 2) There is of course no guarantee that a temporary gig would lead to a tenure-track or good lectureship gig in the future, but if it's a stepping stone for a better job, then it might be the right thing to do to accept a temporary gig / adjunct gig for a year or two (or for as long as one is able to play this game and stay happy). So just going on a national strike of the type that you describe (anti-all-non-tenure-track jobs) may not be the right thing to do. Also, I wouldn't assume that---if all job applicants go on this type of national strike---universities would create tenure lines or continuing, good lecturer positions to replace exploitative adjunct positions and the like. They might simply increase teaching loads for tenured faculty or find other creative solutions. Another consideration: Kroger and Starbucks employees during the pandemic have more bargaining power than academics, for a variety of reasons---labor shortages, government stimulus money, and the like. It is of course very positive that---for a change--employers have to compete for employees and entice them to work. With the over-production of PhDs respective to available good positions (tenure-track jobs or long-term lectureships), I am afraid that academic laborers do not have much bargaining power. This is not to say that PhDs don't all deserve tenure-track jobs----there's so much interesting and innovative work being done in music theory right now---only that it might not be a realistic prospect for academic laborers to force all academic employers to only create good tenure lines and lecturer lines (OR: per your post, create only tenure lines) and discontinue all other types of positions.
  • 1/19 (1/15 again) Thank you for your reply. I am new to the search (ABD) but also active in worker rights, and I do spend time thinking about what can be done. My advisor was hired as an ABD to his current position (a couple decades ago) and has told us that those who "make it" (his words) get hired as ABD because they represent "the cream of the crop." I'm hoping to get a post this year--there have been a couple positive signs--but I wonder whether I should also consider these non-tenure track posts. I just get the feeling that if I don't get a job right away it's over. I've also heard that we have "2 years max", after which our degrees are too old to be considered. Anyway, just sharing some of my fears anonymously here. Thanks for all the wisdom!
    • 1/21b Pessimism can be profoundly liberating, but you received terrible, outdated advice -- I'm sorry for that. I taught in K12 public schools for three years after getting my Ph.D. (2015) in theory from a good university, but not an Ivy or an Ivy-of-the-blank. I was completely out of the field for two years but went on the conference circuit my third year after deciding to reenter academia. I submitted nearly 50 applications and received one offer for a NTT assistant professor gig. Two years later, I found the TT position I'm in now. I don't consider myself to be an above-average theorist in any way. I received help from family, friends, and mentors and got very lucky. I recommend reaching out to a variety of people to get a broader perspective. I think you'll find it empowering. I know this isn't the practice of this wiki, but if you'd like to chat by email or Zoom, don't hesitate to reach out to I'll then respond with my work email.
    • 1/21 Despite what many people think, I don't think we can generalize on what the behavior of a search committee will be, at all. From being an entrepreneur, there are certainly patterns that characterize human behavior that might provide results. But, those patterns are not fully predictable. When I put in X amount of work, I don't expect the same results each time. One of the big pitfalls of being young is that you might see people who have a certain opinion about something and not question it. As you create your research, art, etc. you have that in mind as the right way. But, not everyone thinks the way you do. Theory ped anyone? Some people don't want to rock the boat, and others do. Personality is a big factor in the study of the arts, like it or leave it. You probably want to get a job with people you get along well with.
  • 1/19b Ironically, it's the adjuncts and lecturers that I've seen most successful at creating faculty unions and boosting pay/benefits, etc.. With the way things are going in academia, non-tenure jobs are the way of the future; perhaps a longer-term contract plus unionization for job protection is a boon for today's faculty. Should we instead applaud universities replacing part-time, ephemeral gigs with long-term lecturers? Given what I've heard anecdotally about the shenanigans in tenure-track promotion and hiring practices, I'd jump for a contract (with union support). (And remember, this is how virtually every other job out there works. No one gets multi-year job guarantees in most industries. Employment is "at will.")
  • 1/19c: (Replying to 1/15) This is the first reference I've ever seen of a two-year limitation on our degrees. I received my DMA in 2018 and, while admittedly not yet having been offered a tenure-track post, have held several appointments since my ABD days as adjunct, VAP, and as of October of last year a postdoc at an institution of some renown. Furthermore, I have acquaintances who were languishing for years without any academic appointment finally strike gold and land tenure-track positions. It could be that one has a grace period of two years without any kind of appointment or scholarly/creative activity, but so long as one remains active in their field and continues to network then one will remain a viable candidate. Please don't worry and continue to remain active and apply! Eventually your efforts will bear fruit.
  • "1/18" again. A few things: 1) It might be that it's different between theory and composition--I think that theorists who land full-time (tenure-track / continuing lecturer) gigs in music theory tend to have no academic "gaps" on their resume--moving from grad school to a temporary gig and then to a more stable position (or getting hired ABD), but I have not studied this issue closely, so take it with more than a grain of salt. 2) Saying that those hired ABD are the "cream of the crop" is self-indulgent nonsense as you describe it, I'm really sorry. You can't take getting really lucky and make it into a statement about quality of work seriously. 3) There's no question that institutions would do better to rely on continuing lecturers rather than adjuncts in terms of emplolyment relations in academia, but I am not sure how these lecturer lines are born in reality (sometimes to replace older tenure lines)? From an individual's perspective, it's surely better to accept a continuing lecturer line rather than adjunct, no question. 4) Circling back to one-year or two-year positions and the like: one of the greatest nightmares of a hiring institution would be to hire an ABD and discover that all of those advisor/diss. committee promises that the "work is almost done" and the "student is on track to defend on X date" were actually false, and that instead of discharging their duties in research, teaching, (and service), the person is going to be hard at work on their dissertation while on the job. Therefore, it is safer for a hiring committee to hire someone with a PhD at hand, who is also currently teaching somewhere on a 1-year position, say. This means that the person is surely and unequivocally "done," and also that they have unequivocal independent teaching experience (though many teaching assistants teach with a great deal of independence and have good experience already). 5) This ties nicely to my next point: if you really want to talk about exploitative labor practices in academia, you also have to take into account the efforts of graduate teaching assistants. If this is an apprenticeship (borderline indentured servitude?) that leads to stable employment later, so be it, but if this is one step of a cycle that ends up in adjunct positions, then it's perhaps more difficult to justify. 6) Of course, the counter-argument (call it "neoliberal") might be that individuals enter graduate school voluntarily, often knowing that employment propsects are problematic (OR: without having done a sufficient amount of research in advance). One can also say that you can quit at any stage and that you have a lot of qualifications for many jobs, even if you don't think that you had been trained for them (see under Karen Kelsky et al.'s organizations). Surely people pursue degrees that make them look at this wiki not because they think it's lucrative, but because they have a passion for something. That's it--enough rambling. Good luck to everyone!
    • Thanks. I can add it here as well. I love positive vibes and supportive comments on here. I think how easily it will be to get out of academia largely depends on what you want to do. In some circumstances, I think it's better if you go back to school to achieve your objectives if making money and doing what you want as a career is what you desire. In any case, I have seen people get research jobs when they left academia. If you want to do music, it might actually be more problematic in some situations. Academic learning about music and working in the music field outside of institutional teaching are two different, distinct fields for composers and theorists. Some academics may not like that that is the state of things in some situations, but it's often true. Just so you know, that's going to take a while. And in some situations, it's better to shed academic attitudes that don't work. Academia doesn't always have a good reputation. I echo what was said before: good luck in whatever you do!
  • 1/21a (Replying to 1/15). I'm on the search committee for the position at Buffalo. We've seen a general increase in the number of non-TT "Clinical" positions (aka "Teaching Assistant Professors", "lecturers", etc) here over the past decade. It would be great to return to the days when there were lots of academic jobs and they were all TT, but it's unfortunately unlikely to happen any time soon. And in my opinion, these clinical positions are vastly superior to hiring fewer TT faculty and supplementing them with low-paid adjuncts. I'm not sure about elsewhere, but at UB clinical professors are treated very well: the pay is a bit lower, but comparable to TT faculty; there are good benefits (including retirement and medical insurance); clinical faculty are involved in decisions about what they'd like to teach; clinical faculty can be promoted; clinical faculty can serve on important university committees. Clinical faculty also have relatively good job security. Sure, the contracts are term-limited, but if a person is doing a good job, they should have a high degree of certainty that they'll get renewed. At UB, there's even some movement in regards to allowing tenure for clinical faculty. In my experience, the best way to make change is by advocating for it internally, on those committees and in conversation with people that make big decisions. I hope that our clinical hire at UB will be the kind of person that would do that kind of work. At the end of the day, this isn't as good as an all-TT university, but it's better than most alternatives. And so while we can, I think we should probably be doing everything possible to give as many rights and protections to clinicals as possible.
  • 2/15: Can anyone help me understand the timeline/logistics of a job listed with "review begins immediately" in place of a deadline? The only searches I've been on have had specific deadlines, so I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around when the process starts to move in the other kind of situation. Do these committees usually have an internal deadline that they just don't publicize? Do they usually ask for additional material/etc from a number of candidates at the same time, or is it more "rolling" than that? (I know my school will not let you invite anyone for a Zoom interview before that list of semi-finalists has been vetted by HR, and likewise again for finalists for the on-campus interview -- so I assume at some point, there has to be a cut-off). Anyway, if anyone has insight on how these searches run, I'd love to learn. Thank you!
    • 3/4: At my institution (public, regional), faculty members receive a formal charge to serve on the SC from the department/school chair, and the job ad posts soon after. The SC completes training for HR (if needed), discusses desired attributes, and creates an evaluation rubric before its members begin their individual reviews. I'm currently on a SC for a non-theory/non-comp position that posted three weeks ago. Although, the ad states that "review begins immediately," we only began looking at applications yesterday. We will (informally) narrow the list to 5 or 6 candidates in two weeks, at which time we'll call references and schedule Zoom interviews. The committee will then name 3 finalists for campus visits that will take place during the second and third weeks of April. Importantly, we must continue to evaluate new applications until we've identified this list of finalists. Altogether, it will be about 8-9 weeks from posting the ad to naming finalists, and another week to make a soft offer. Searches posting closer to the end of the term will move more quickly. I was recently on a search for a NTT job that posted the last week of April. We named finalists in 4 weeks.
  • 2/25 I can't tell you how they work exactly. I would apply relatively fast (maybe within a week of the posting going out). If you are on the market and have your materials (CV, cover letter, research/teaching/diversity statements), the process of researching an institution and applying should be relatively fast, I think. (Is this a "high research/creativity position?" is this a "teaching first institution"---these are some of the things that would help you fit your cover letter etc., beyond some institutional identity stuff. If they DO have a date where "review of applications will begin on [date X]," I would apply the day before then at the latest.
  • 4/18 I think a lot of about the state academia these days. I think it's easy for academics to blame funding; I mean, it's obvious. However, I do know that the employment problems in academia are worldwide issues. There isn't a single place I can think of where academia hasn't fallen short. That being said, I think it's time for academics to stop looking outward and look inward. They should ask: how do we show that we care about academics who want jobs? I don't really see any claims to advocacy adding up to genuine care if this isn't accomplished. This is so obviously a problem. It's time to look inward and stop looking outward. If we try to uphold a music scene that is separate from the music scene outside of academia, we are going to fail sooner or later. The idea that we teach people so that they can teach never had the best math in it. We aren't keepers of the flame: we serve the people, first and foremost.
  • 4/20 I don't really understand your post. Academia is not about "care." It is about giving a small group of (relative) experts the opportunity to pursue their research and/or craft. This requires them to be at least somewhat (or perhaps largely) removed from society. I am not serving the public in my role as a composer or a teacher of composition and other music courses. I am pursuing an art that has been the focus of my existence since I was a young child. This is not related to academia, funding, the public, or anything else except it's what I want and need to do. The general public has no clue what academia or advanced arts are about.
  • 4/23 You don't understand it because you disagree with it. I'm still saying what I'm saying and it makes sense. Academics should serve the public, they should stop being insular, they should stop believing they are above others, and most of all they should believe that academia is about care. Universities are great places with the potential to do good. Do you understand now?
  • 4/23 I kinda like that "keepers of the flame" of 4/18. Imagine that: Kind regards, X. Associate Professor, Keeper of the Flame.
  • 4/25 4/18 here. I'm happy I could flatter you at least. I respect and even understand your point of view. I also know plenty of people who see the way I do, and I don't think they are going away. Perhaps there can be a reasonable compromise made between our points of view; I don't see a wholesale contradiction. Kind regards, X. Entrepreneur, Servant of the People.
  • 5/13 I saw the rebuttal to this which was deleted. The kind, understanding response to my statement is simple: so many people share my point of view that it would be hard not to miss it. I invite those who don't understand my point of view to find out more about it. Humans all have something worthwhile about them. Nobody is better than another person. People should be useful and serve others. This is what advocacy is all about. Those are obvious axioms in mainstream society that I'm sorry you missed.
  • 5/25 I believe when you say "so many people share my point of view that it would be hard not to miss it" you actually mean "it would be hard to miss it." Of course, "humans all have something worthwhile about them", but this has nothing to do with academia or the academic job process. To say "nobody is better than another person" is also irrelevant to the discussion. In fact, academia is partly about supporting some of those people who are, in fact, better in certain areas than other people. That's called expertise and achievement. That's why we have grades, juries, degrees, prizes, letters of recommendation, and all manner of output. Academia is not related to or part of "mainstream society." Quite the opposite. Have you heard of the Ivory Tower? That's the place where specialists go to pursue their work apart from mainstream society. If we rely on mainstream society, we won't have anything except fast food, pop music, and Marvel superhero movies. A rather sad world with no hope for advancement. Your thoughts seem to align more with counseling, social work, volunteer work, religious work, or similar pursuits, but not so much to do with academia or even the arts.
  • 6/10 I'm sorry you feel that way. I will keep feeling the way I do and if you think I'm mistaken, so be it. I stand for what's right, and I would never discard that for any reason. There is no special circumstance that ever justifies ignoring right and wrong, even in a so-called "ivory tower." I understand some of you aren't that feeling-prone and would prefer facts to feelings, so all of this is no doubt foreign. But here's the truth: most people do have feelings, most people want to feel something about art, and if nobody is benefiting we are doing except ourselves, I will not be surprised if funding keeps getting cut. This, despite the realities of academia. I'm very intentional about avoiding jobs where the values you have stated true. Many people share my point of view within academia as well, and I wish more did. I'm very happy where I am, much happier than in a cut-throat, self-serving, ego-laden environment, the very embodiment of torture for me. How about we keep being happy where we are, accept our differences, and let this conversation go?
  • 5/31 This is my first year on the job market looking for comp/theory and comp only jobs. I notice there has only been one visiting professor opening in these categories this year (not counting the University of Pittsburgh one which seems like it should be in the comp/technology section) and that deadline was back in March. I was told to expect a last wave of visiting positions opening up late in the year after those taking new positions gave notice to their employers, but it seems this hasn't happened. Is this an unusual year in this respect? Any ideas why?
  • 6/1 There's still a little time left before that final deadline. But I haven't seen that great of a surge of openings late in the game in the past several years. In some situations, a last-minute search can be a closed-door opportunity in which a search committee does not legally need to widely advertise a short-term hire. If your faculty are well integrated into the fabric of their academic community, they might receive a request from one of those search committees and might recommend you if you have worked closely with them (a good reason to keep in touch with your former professors). Aside from those types of last-minute hires, I've noticed that purely composition or composition/theory jobs are becoming a bit more difficult to find. Technology is a big deal because it's a bridge into commercial music. Similarly, experience in film or video game scoring is becoming a common ask as is a music business class. Performance+theory/comp is big because they can let go of their adjunct faculty or reduce their workloads, and that could include directing ensembles. It's a great time to consider wearing three hats if this year's searching hasn't come to fruition--to start performing again or getting a nice electronic music/digital media portfolio together (or even better--teaching these subjects somehow, even if to a few private students). Side note: kudos to those who have contributed to the "Other Positions of Interest" category here. There have been really amazing opportunities there for those who are ready to jump ship (like me!).
  • Page Updates:
    • 2/17 Am I the only one who doesn't care how many rejections a post receives? Updating the number of candidates advancing/interviewing is important to see how many folks are potentially vying for a job, but rejections tells us almost nothing and clog up the edits on the page.
    • In my opinion, the main thing that is useful is to know is whether a search has moved on (and someone knows about it because they had some request from the search, such as a Zoom interview invitation). *2, *3, *4, or *91 is not a representative sample and does not help---there might be any number of wiki readers vying for any number of positions, but this remains pretty opaque either way. (*4 on campus invitation would indicate that there are 4 finalists, but that would require all of them to report that here, which they may well not be willing to do---exposed IP address or not).
    • I think it comes from a more "community-oriented" perspective where you are not only contributing some bit of information (even if, as you say, it's not that useful), but also feeling like part of the community. As one who has used this wiki to get jobs over the last few years, I am beyond grateful for it. I want to contribute in any way I can because so many others have done that, which in turn helped me. You're not wrong in that knowing if 3 people got rejected vs. 2 people is somewhat useless for us as readers. But perhaps it helps the person make it final for themselves by adding it.
    • 2/21 Yeah, the last thing I'm going to do is police the benign updates, though I agree that once someone has updated with a rejection, the x2/x3/x4 don't really give us any further info. What it does give me is a general idea of how many people are using this page and finding it helpful. I also moderate the Piano wiki but aside from me posting jobs, it gets almost no updates from candidates, so I think I probably won't bother with that one next year. This one and musicology consistently get updates from candidates which means that I know people are at least checking the page. -5120j
    • 2/27 Back from "In my opinion..."---it's not my intention to rob anyone of a sense of community here! I am glad to hear that there are some positive sentiments about the work of this wiki and this community, for a change. Thank you, 5120j, for moderating and explaining how our participation encourages you to continue! And---to a point made above--yes, positive vibes and any possible support is great! Good luck!
      • 2/27a Hear hear! And, I especially want to second the thanks to 5120j for maintaining and moderating this wiki. The negativity that sometimes gets expressed on here aside, this page is a very, very useful resource. I'm grateful for all of the work that makes it possible.
    • 09/23: @5120j, Holy crap, you're my hero! It's sucks to end the year with no closure, not knowing what happened with most of the searches. And so getting all of this info is incredibly helpful. Thanks for all the work you do for this wiki and community.
  • 9/26 Thanks! I hope I got them all correct - please fix if not. And if anyone knows who got any of the jobs I wasn't able to fill in, it's never too late to post an update.

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