University of Dayton — Music Theory & Technology Lecturer

The Department of Music at the University of Dayton seeks a creative and innovative teacher/scholar in the fields of Music Theory and Music Technology. The successful candidate will teach courses in music theory and music technology, and will contribute to ongoing revisions of our music theory curriculum, which serves music majors (in Performance, Education, Music Therapy, Composition, Jazz Studies, and Music Studies) as well as non-majors. We particularly seek candidates who have experience integrating material from outside the Western classical tradition in music theory courses. We welcome candidates who are qualified to teach in a secondary area. This is a non-tenure-track appointment, but is expected to be a long-term position.

The University’s Department of Music serves approximately 65 undergraduate music majors and an increasing number of students majoring in other disciplines. Program offerings include Bachelor of Music degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance, and Music Therapy (currently the largest enrollment), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Jazz Studies, and Ethnomusicology. Music and Music Technology minors are offered, as well as a master’s degree program for music educators.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in music theory, composition, or closely related field
  • Three years experience in teaching music theory as instructor of record at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to teach in one or more areas of music technology, such as digital recording, computer music, film and video game scoring, or multimedia
  • Articulated commitment to diversifying the music theory curriculum
  • Excellent written communication skills

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Applicants need to submit all materials online: a cover letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (instructions provided at time of application), a statement of teaching philosophy which addresses diversification of the theory curriculum, a sample syllabus for an undergraduate music theory course.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017.