Connecticut, USA
University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor of Music Theory

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Music at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Earned Ph.D. in music theory; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarly profile, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.

Expertise in theoretical approaches to Western classical music and at least one other area, including popular music, ethnomusicology, and jazz studies; a record of excellence in research and scholarship; a commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, including online instruction; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17924 and submit the following application materials:

> A cover letter
> Curriculum vitae
> Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.)
> Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
> Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
> Sample journal articles and/or other publications
> Three letters of reference

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately.


The Department of Music is a division of the School of Fine Arts at the highest-ranked public university in New England. It has 45 [total, or 21 full-time] faculty members, 200 undergraduate majors and 35 graduate students. Its undergraduate program features concentrations in performance, composition, jazz studies, and music theory and history. Its graduate program is the most comprehensive of any public university in the region, offering master’s and doctoral degrees in performance, conducting, music theory and history, and graduate certificates in performance, conducting, and jazz studies. For more information regarding the Department of Music please visit the department website at https://music.uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.