Alaska, USA
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Assistant Professor of Music Theory

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts Department of Music is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track Term Assistant Professor of Music Theory beginning August 9, 2020.

Explore the opportunity to teach music in the heart of Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is looking for an energetic, creative music educator to coordinate the undergraduate music theory curriculum and teach a variety of theory, ear training, and music analysis courses.


Duties primarily include coordinating and teaching the sequence of undergraduate courses in music theory, ear training, and music analysis. Opportunities for teaching in other areas of specialization are possible (Composition, Counterpoint, Orchestration). Service on Department or College committees assigned as needed and available.

Serve on department committees as needed and available. Research/Creative Activity: May seek opportunities for research/performance/collaborationTeaching undergraduate courses in Music Theory, Ear Training, Music Analysis; 4-5 per semester.


A minimum of two years of experience teaching undergraduate music theory/ear training courses at the college/university level is required. Advanced knowledge and training in areas of music theory, ear training, music analysis is vital; piano skills sufficient to demonstrate musical examples in class is highly desired.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


Please include the following with your application:

1. Cover Letter

2. CV

3. Transcripts for all post-secondary education

4. Names of three professional references with phone number and email address

The initial review period will begin on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to Sunday, April 6, 2020 at 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time.

See original job posting and apply online at: https://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/514686/uaf-cla-term-assistant-professor-of-music-theory


The UAF Music Department reflects the diverse and rich culture of Alaska with a heritage of artistic and academic excellence. The Department develops musicians and educators destined to become tomorrow’s cultural leaders who will help shape the course of music not only in Alaska, but nationally and worldwide.

The Music Department offers a full range of music degree programs through the masters’ level. In preparing for successful careers in music, students will be enriched by the diversity of their peers, the artistry of the faculty, and the resources of the University at large.