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For Music Theory and Composition jobs that begin in 2022.

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Theory Only

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

  • "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

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

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

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

Theory/Performance, etc.

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

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

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

Yale University (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.

Drake University (no deadline listed, posted 8/31) 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?

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

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

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

Composition/Music Technology

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

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

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

Florida State University (no deadline listed, posted 9/16) 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

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."

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."

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

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

Part-time/Adjunct Positions

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. "

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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