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Postdoctoral Fellow -Music Theory and Cognition

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton

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Position Summary:

The Department of Music seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to teach courses and help develop music theory curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform research in the area of music theory, music cognition, and/or music and health. The teaching load for this position will be the equivalent of two (2) three-credit courses per semester (Fall and Spring). Preference will be given to candidates with pedagogical expertise in a plurality of musical genres (classical, pop, Latin, etc.), supporting students in both traditional degree programs, such as music performance and music education, and those enrolled in Commercial Music degree programs, such as commercial music composition, music business, and music technology. Research specialties include but are not limited to: music theory; music cognition; music therapy; music and healing, music and neuroscience. It is the hope that this position creates research connections between FAU’s Department of Music, College of Medicine, and the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.

The Department of Music is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment, and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Further information about the Department of Music can be found at:

Primary responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Theory.
  • Lead Music Theory and Aural Skills faculty in the modernization of undergraduate and graduate music theory curricula.
  • Develop and conduct research partnerships with the FAU College of Medicine and Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Serve as mentee to the Chair or other assigned faculty member in accordance with the FAU Department of Research Postdoctoral Fellowship policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory, Music Cognition, or closely related fields by the time of application. Demonstrated expertise in Music Theory pedagogy. Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants who have demonstrated successful collaboration with researchers in the sciences.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Department of Music


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, and (5) contact information for three references.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
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