Florida, USA
Florida State University
Assistant Professor

Florida State University is a comprehensive, national graduate research university of 19 colleges and schools with 2,500 faculty serving a student body of over 42,000 students. A full summary of its comprehensive benefits including a scholarship opportunity for dependents/spouses is available online at https://hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/benefits/FSUBenefitSummary.pdf

The College of Music, with 90 faculty, 40 support staff, and 1,100 students, offers a range of degrees in music, baccalaureate through the doctorate. See the College of Music web page at http://www.music.fsu.edu.

The University is situated in Tallahassee, Florida’s beautiful, wooded capital city with an area population over 375,000. Located in the Big Bend area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.


Teach courses from among current undergraduate and graduate music theory offerings and/or in the candidate’s area of expertise. Maintain an active agenda of research and publication in the field of music theory. Participate in activities related to the academic mission of the University, including service on committees, student recruiting and advising, and administration of area exams.


Completed doctorate in Music Theory or equivalent at time of appointment and university-level teaching experience are required. A strong record of scholarly achievement and ongoing research is preferred. We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar whose academic interests complement those of our current faculty.


To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.fsu.edu. Choose the “Faculty Careers” link, then “Search Careers.” Enter the job opening ID 50355 on the Job Search page or search by position title.

Applicants must complete the online application with all required information, including their work history up to ten years and full educational details. PDF files are preferred. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and contact information for your references (mailing address, phone, e-mail). Confidential letters of recommendation from at least three references should be submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:
1. After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2. Click the My References link;
3. Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4. Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see whether your references have responded, to add additional references, or to resend requests.

For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Emilie O’Connor at esoconnor@fsu.edu. For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at efrancis@fsu.edu.


Michael Buchler (mbuchler@fsu.edu)


Background Check
This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check, which will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Tobacco-Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by FSU. This policy applies to all FSU students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, with preference given to those received by November 22, 2021; the portal will remain open for applications until the position is filled.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro-Disabled & Veteran Employer, FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf