Indiana, USA
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Lecturer in Music Theory

Coordinate music theory curriculum with other instructors. Teach assigned music theory courses. Advise and mentor undergraduate majors and supervise tutoring program with university personnel. Actively participate in the work of the School of Music and other duties as assigned by the director.


Doctorate in Music Theory required; ABD considered. Experience teaching music theory at the undergraduate level. Candidates must possess strong teaching skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to reach students from a variety of musical and educational backgrounds.

Rank will be as lecturer, with the potential promotion. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

See original job posting and apply online at: https://careers.purdue.edu/FW/job/Fort-Wayne-Lecturer-in-Music-Theory-IN-46801/673228300/

Include an application letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 1-2-page teaching philosophy, evidence of teach effectiveness, three current references including names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Include any other pertinent supporting materials.

Screening of applications will begin September 30, 2020, and continue until the position has been filled. All candidates who are interviewed will be asked to prepare a 45-60 minute instructional presentation along with other activities determined by the search committee.


The Department
The School of Music is staffed by 21 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members. It enrolls 280 students in curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Music in an Outside Field, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Science in Popular Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degrees. The school is housed in the beautiful Rhinehart Music Center featuring state of the art performance and rehearsal facilities. The school also offers the Sweetwater Music Center for its popular music and music industry degrees that features the latest in music industry technology and a full working studio. Faculty members enjoy collaborative relationships with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Fort Wayne Community Band, Voices of Unity and Believe in a Dream, and other community partners in campus residence. The school and its degrees have been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

The University
Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and more than 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the Purdue University Fort Wayne family. We seek to develop and nurture that diversity by maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. The 688‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 8,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through Purdue University Fort Wayne’s partnerships with area high schools, more than 2,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. Purdue University Fort Wayne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at PFW.edu.