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Theory Only

Belmont University (preferred deadline 9/15) Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • Please see posting on SMT for some additional information and a note from the search chair.

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (review begins 9/19) Faculty Vacancy in Music Theory (x2)

University of British Columbia (deadline 8/30/22) Assistant Professor in Music Theory

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Theory/Composition, etc.

University of Cape Town (deadline 8/7/2022) Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Music Theory and Composition (starts Jan 2023)

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (deadline 10/27/22) University Professorship for Education in Composition and Music Theory (starts "winter semester 2023/24")

Composition Only

Composition/Music Technology

Eastman School of Music (posted 7/27/22) Composer/Director of the Eastman Audio Research Studio

  • "The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester seeks a composer with expertise in electroacoustic composition for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position beginning on 1 July 2020 (sic)."
  • Anyone know what's going on here? If you search the main HR site (search Job ID 217704) you can see that this was posted on July 27, 2022, but the dates in the ad are for a job starting in 2020.
  • 8/18 The search to fill this position was happening in 2019-2020 and they were just about to offer it to someone when the pandemic hit and the university imposed a hiring freeze. That original job would have started on July 1, 2020, so this seems to be the case of them forgetting to change that year in the listing as they start a new search.


Theory/Composition/Performance, etc.

Manhattan College (deadline 1/10/23) Assistant Professor of Sound Studies/Music

  • "The department defines Sound Studies as a hybrid area of research that is at the intersection of musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, digital audio technology, acoustical research, and contemporary sound design."
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2022-23

University of California, Santa Cruz (review begins 10/17) Music: Assistant Professor, Composer w/secondary specialization in Indonesian/Asian/Pacific Islander Traditions/Practices

Schools with Failed/Canceled/Suspended Searches

Part-time/Adjunct Positions

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): Lecturer in Music, MUS 162b Seminar in MAX/MSP (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 28 June 2023)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MTC 146.2.3: Diatonic Harmony II (Spring 2023) (Deadline: None listed, posted 23 June 2022)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MTC 246.1.2: Chromatic Harmony II (Spring 2023) (Deadline: None listed, posted 23 June 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.

School-Specific Discussion

  • Belmont University and Manhattan College: Both universities identify themselves as being Equal Opportunity Employers, but both clearly state that they won't hire a non-Christian/Catholic person, respectively. I don't even know what to say.
    • (8/12) With all the pitfalls of the academic job market and within the music theory field specifically, it is incredibly frustrating to be ineligible for one of the very few available jobs because of my religion. I understand the right of a private institution to align with certain core values but it just really sucks that because I happened to be born into a different religion (of which I am not even observant) I am immediately ineligible regardless of my academic and professional qualifications.
    • (8/12b) This discussion seems to come up quite often. I would like to point out something similar happening with cohort hires. A few positions last year specified a certain race in their posting, and I heard through the grapevine that some others specifically looked for a woman even though nothing of the sort appears on the positing. Is it wrong to either diversify your faculty or ensure it adheres to the same core values? I don't think so. Does it make it any less frustrating to see an opportunity where you're qualified for everything except for race/religion/gender/something else you can't change? Absolutely.
    • (8/15) Neither ad explicitly states that they will only hire people who identify as Christian/Catholic. I can't speak for Belmont, but I do know two people who are tenured at Manhattan College (not in the music department) who are not Catholic. One is Jewish, and the other is openly atheist and could easily be found out as such through his personal website, which is linked on his faculty profile. Neither had to prove their loyalty to the Catholic Church in order to be hired, or make tenure. A job ad stating that an institution identifies as Christian/Catholic is a far cry from only hiring people who subscribe to that faith.
    • (8/17) From the Belmont listing exactly: "the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals." - and there was also something about having to proclaim your faith if hired. Certainly seems like they will only hire a Christian.
    • (8/18) The job listing on SMT, which includes a note from the search chair, specifies that while the religious atmosphere is not necessarily conservative, "Belmont is a private Christian university, so applicants do need to profess a Christian faith."

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