Music- Assistant Professor in Music Theory

University of North Carolina Asheville in North Carolina

Date Posted October 29, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Music- Assistant Professor in Music Theory

University of North Carolina at Asheville. The Music Department is seeking an experienced theory and aural skills teacher to teach undergraduate theory/aural skills sequences and other music courses as needed. The position will require the ability to support our new BFA program in Jazz and Contemporary Music and our well-established BS program in Music Technology. The new faculty member will also be expected to contribute significantly to UNCA’s Integrative Liberal Studies (general education) program. Other duties will be expected, as assigned by the Chair of the Music Department. Experience in and strong commitment to teaching theory and aural skills at the undergraduate level is expected. Interdisciplinary teaching experience is preferred. A working knowledge of popular and commercial music is important, as well as fluency in jazz styles. Candidates with secondary areas of teaching and scholarly specialization in world music, American roots music, and related fields are encouraged to apply. A doctorate in music theory, composition, musicology or jazz studies is required.

As UNC Asheville is committed to promotion of diversity, the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving our institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion, in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity.

Application materials should be emailed to Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references and a brief (no more than 3 pages in total) summary of research, creative and teaching interests. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Melodie Galloway, Department of Music, 828-251-6769.

UNC Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, is the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, committed to student-centered teaching and to being an inclusive campus community. We encourage applications from women and traditionally underrepresented minorities. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its liberal arts mission. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, UNC Asheville does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race and ethnicity, age, religion, disability, socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, national origin, culture and ideological beliefs.

Music Theory Search, Department of Music, One University Heights, CPO 2290, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC 28804.

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