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Assistant Professor, Music Theory (Elon University)

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in music theory beginning mid-August 2024. This position requires someone who brings a broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspective to music theory, who will hold a PhD in music theory or doctoral degree in a related field by August 2024. The successful candidate will reflect Elon’s teacher-scholar model, and will demonstrate scholarly activity, a promising research agenda, and show evidence of successful teaching in music theory and aural skills to college students from a variety of musical backgrounds and abilities. The successful candidate will deliver engaging and effective undergraduate music theory courses, mentor and foster students’ growth, and work collaboratively and collegially with other faculty in the department. The successful candidate will communicate the value of music theory to students considering a broad range of career paths, including performance, education, production, and recording. Additional expertise in sound studies, film music, current music trends, or interdisciplinary research/collaboration on diverse music, a plus.

Teaching responsibilities will include music theory and aural skills courses and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be received by October 13, 2023, to be assured of consideration. Please visit the following link to apply:

Attach letter of application, CV, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to include up to three letters of recommendation.

We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.


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