Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition

Washington D.C.
Sep 25, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Music Program at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time tenure line position in Music Theory and Composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2019. We seek a candidate with a record of peer-reviewed publications and/or compositions with broad expertise, which could include film/media and popular traditions. Extensive teaching experience and curriculum development in undergraduate music theory (e.g. diatonic harmony, form and analysis, and counterpoint) and composition is preferred. A terminal degree (Ph.D or DMA) in music theory or composition is required and must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The music program is especially interested in candidates whose research and creative work link to the music major in American Musical Culture, Film and Media Studies and the highly integrated liberal arts curriculum in Georgetown College. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and seminars to both music majors and minors, advising composition projects and undergraduate theses, maintaining an active research/composition profile, and fulfilling service and committee responsibilities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their teaching experience and research, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference by October 15, 2018. Please do not send other materials at this time; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Materials (in pdf format) can be submitted to [email protected]. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Materials in hard copy can be sent to the following address:

Music Theory – Composition Search Committee
Attn: Megan Gotimer
Georgetown University
Davis Performing Arts Center
Box 571063
Washington, DC 20057

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

The Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts fosters artistic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, socially engaged performance, and the spirit of collaboration. Home to the College’s undergraduate degree programs in American Musical Culture and Theater & Performance Studies as well as dozens of performing groups in music, theater, and dance, the Department features a renowned faculty and close partnerships with leading arts organizations from the D.C. region and beyond.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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