Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Music

Gambier, Knox County, Ohio
Jan 15, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College,  a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a visiting position in Music Theory and Composition at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning in July 2018. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in music theory or a D.M.A. in composition with experience writing for a variety of instruments (including electronic media), strong teaching skills, and promise/evidence of scholarly/artistic potential. 

Kenyon seeks applications from candidates whose qualifications complement and expand our liberal arts approach to studying music. Teaching responsibilities shall include participation in the core music theory sequence and composition. Other duties may include teaching music technology or other electives, including courses that participate in one of Kenyon’s interdisciplinary concentrations. The contract year for this position begins July 1, 2018, and fall semester classes begin in late August. The successful candidate will need to be in residence 7-10 days before the start of the fall semester. 

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. Please do NOT submit scores, recordings, or other supplemental materials at this time.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by February 1 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. 

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