Faculty Fellow in Music Theory/Composition



Job description

The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Faculty Fellow (4/5 time sabbatical replacement) in Music (music theory/acoustic and electronic composition) beginning September 1, 2019. The department seeks a theorist/composer with a specialization in contemporary music and a strong commitment to a liberal arts education. College teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching an introductory music theory course, a late-19th century-to-present music history course for majors, and two electives. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Applications from candidates with additional experience in sound studies, music for film and video, the composition and theory of EDM, sound engineering/mixing, and/or DJ experience are especially welcome.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

Questions about the position or submission process should be directed to:

Steven Nuss,
Chair, Department of Music
Colby College

Questions regarding this opening can be addressed via email to HR@colby.edu.

How to apply

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/55392. Include a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a representative sample of recent scholarship/research in progress. The department would also appreciate a list of the candidate’s ideas for possible elective offerings and a description of how the candidate sees these classes contributing to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting. Application materials can include hyperlinks to audio/video files within the relevant application documents but the department requests that physical copies of recordings and/or publications not be sent unless requested. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.