Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theory - 54545
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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Hiring Department

Conservatory of Music and Dance

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theory. The Music Theory position is a full-time benefits-eligible, tenure-track position. Duties - lead and further develop a dynamic undergraduate music theory core curriculum, including aural skills, demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of a sustained record of scholarly production, and interest in contributing to the intellectual rigor of a performance-oriented community. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level theory classes.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. by May 2013, have a growing documented record of innovative and successful teaching, and clearly have demonstrated prominence in the field of music theory. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and assessment, to advise master's theses and DMA documents, to maintain scholarly productivity, and to serve on committees that contribute to the conservatory and university.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time tenure track position


Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and professional profile.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 19, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to November 19, 2012. The starting date for this position will be August, 2013.

Application Instructions

Application materials to be submitted online - application (registration of name, address, and contact information),, personal letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Applicants must combine all application materials (letter and curriculum vitae) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Support materials to be mailed to Music Theory Search Committee, c/o Carol Dale, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110 - an example of scholarly work and evidence of teaching effectiveness (video of teaching, peer evaluations, etc.), and three confidential reference letters.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

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