Clinical Assistant Professor, Music Theory

University at Buffalo

United States

February 15, 2022


Posting Details Position Title Clinical Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Department Music Posting Number F220005 Posting Link https: // www. Employer State Faculty Appointment Term Term Position Type UUP Faculty

Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Position Summary

The Department of Music at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications from music theorists for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor beginning fall 2022.

The successful candidate's primary responsibilities for this non-tenure track position will be to teach courses for undergraduate majors and non-majors. While the position has no requirements for research and minimal service expectations, the successful candidate is invited to perform, collaborate, and otherwise contribute to the creativity of our department, which offers performance and academic degrees for undergraduates and graduates in composition, historical musicology, performance, and music theory. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in music theory by time of appointment and a demonstrated record of teaching experience, though strong ABD applicants will be considered.

The initial appointment for this academic-year position will be for two years, and future reappointment will be based on performance, available funding, and College need. The salary will be competitive, in line with qualifications and experience.

The position carries a 4+4 teaching load with principal courses that potentially include: core written theory and aural skills; advanced undergraduate courses in counterpoint or analysis, music theory courses for non-majors; and courses from our department's general education offerings, possibly including a freshman seminar. In addition, the successful candidate may also be asked to teach a graduate seminar in music theory. All final course assignment decisions rest with the chair of Music, and are subject to change.

There will be teaching assistant support for this position, and thus the successful candidate will demonstrate clear evidence of excellent organizational and mentoring skills. With recent events having shown that the immediate future may necessitate faculty being able to move quickly and efficiently into online teaching, remote teaching experience will be considered a valuable asset. Further, because many of the assigned courses may be described as “gateway courses” to the Music Department majors and minors, we are searching for a teacher that possesses a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and recruiting student into Music.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ABD in Music Theory or related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Music Theory or related field by time of appointment and demonstrated record of teaching experience.
  • Physical Demands Type Full-Time Campus North Campus Posting Alerts

    Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2022.

    Special Instructions Summary

    Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2022.

    Application materials including a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position and a CV should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

    Additional Information

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    Is a background check required for this posting? No Background Check Notification

    Contact's Name Dusti Dean

    Contact's Title Department Administrator Contact's Email Contact's Phone 716-645-0620

    Posted 01/14/2022

    Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled 08/22/2022

    Number of References Required 3

    Reference Cutoff Date Instructions to Applicant

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