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For Music Theory and Composition jobs that begin in 2022.

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Theory Only

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

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

  • Review begins October 25 (posted 10/22)

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

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

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."

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

Theory/Composition/Performance, etc.

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. "

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

  • "Candidates from the fields of jazz performance, composition, and scholarship are encouraged to apply."

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

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

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

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

  • "All candidates for the Mellon Fellowship must have received a qualified PhD within a specified time frame, as follows: PhD received between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2022. ... Doctorates in Arts (DA) and other doctoral degree equivalents may apply but are unlikely to be selected."
  • 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

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

  • "The University of North Texas College of Music announces a search for two, tenure-track appointments as Assistant Professors in Popular/Commercial Music in the College of Music. 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. ... Teaching: 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."

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

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

  • "This position is open to candidates with expertise in this area, including (but not limited to) composers, ethnomusicologists, music education scholars, musicologists, music theorists, performers, and popular music creators and scholars."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22


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

Theory/Composition, etc.

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."

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.)

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

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."


Composition Only

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

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

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

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 (x3)
  • 10/8 request for 20-minute interview (x2)
  • 10/19 request for in-person interview

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

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

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

Composition/Music Technology

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

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

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.

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"

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

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 ..."

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."

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

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

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."

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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."


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

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"

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

Part-time/Adjunct Positions

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."

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

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."

Longy School of Music (no deadline listed, posted 9/16) Film and Game Music Composition Faculty, part-time

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (open until filled, posted 8/25) BAM Music Instructor

  • "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."

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

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. "

University of Southern California (open until filled, posted 10/6) Adjunct Instructor, Screen Scoring (Spring 2022)

Wilfrid Laurier University (deadline 8/1) Part-time Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) Winter 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.

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