Assistant Teaching Professor, Theory

Montana State University in Montana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary 42000-42000
Employment Type Full-time

An overview of the MSU School of Music can be found here: [MSU School of Music]

Duties and

Teach undergraduate music theory courses as well as composition and/or music technology.

1.    Doctorate in Music or in a relevant field.
2.    Successful teaching experience in music theory and/or composition.
1.    Successful college teaching experience in music theory and/or composition.
2.    The ability to teach courses in music technology.
The Successful
Candidate Will

Possess effective communication skills as a teacher and colleague; demonstrate an ability to foster the development of students in music theory.

1.    In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Review of applications will begin on June 9, 2014, and will continue until an adequate candidate pool has been established.


To apply, submit:

  1. A letter of application that addresses the required qualifications listed in this announcement. Address preferred qualifications if listed. NOTE: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and be specific. (ex: Instructor, Technology Education; Instructor, Educational Leadership; Adult Education, etc.
  2. A curriculum vitae identifying area of interest.
  3. A list of the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three current professional references.

An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #14-394” in the subject line of the email.

Submit materials to:

  • Music Theory Search Committee
  • School of Music
  • Montana State University
  • PO Box 173420
  • Bozeman MT 59717-3420
  • Phone (406) 994-3562

    In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.