Assistant Professor of Music Theory, 38382

UMKC Volker Campus
Mar 25, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music Theory, 38382
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35953
Hiring Department

UMKC Conservatory - Music Studies Divison

Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including core undergraduate musicianship (combined written theory and aural skills), advanced undergraduate courses in analysis, post-tonal theory, and/or counterpoint, and graduate courses in tonal and/or post-tonal analysis and seminars in areas of specialized interest; sustain a national professional profile of music theory research and publication that reflects the career of a consistently productive scholar; serve on appropriate student and faculty committees and maintain active participation in other Conservatory activities; contribute to all facets of the Music Studies Division and the Conservatory, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching courses in music theory in a university setting; evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level (research specialization area open); strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; Ph.D. in Music Theory (ABD considered, but degree must be completed by time of appointment).

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, tenure track, benefit eligible position. Date of appointment is September 1, 2021.


Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

Review of application materials will begin April 2, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at Use search keyword “music theory”


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