Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

The Department of Music at Colgate University invites applications for a
one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Music Theory
beginning Fall semester 2022. Completion of PhD or DMA is required
prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We are interested in
candidates with a terminal degree in music theory or a related field,
with exceptional musical skills, and a growing or established record
of research. All areas of research/specialization will be considered,
including those that complement and support current Music faculty
interests at Colgate. The successful candidate will be expected to
teach courses from the department’s harmony sequence, basic
musicianship and songwriting, and a potential new course based on
their research interests. The teaching load is five courses per year.
Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
diversity/inclusivity statement and three reference letters must be
submitted through
Review of applications will begin March 18, 2022 and continue until
the position is filled. Colgate strives to be a community supportive
of diverse perspectives and identities. The diversity/inclusivity
statement should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work
effectively with students across a wide range of identities and
backgrounds. Additionally, the candidate should describe in their
cover letter how their approach to teaching and scholarship might
create an inclusive educational environment. Colgate is a vibrant
liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York.
Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and
scholarship. Further information about the music department can be
found at the department website: It is the policy
of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed,
religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status,
disability protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, having been victims of
domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any other
categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from historically
underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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