Michigan, USA
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor (TWO positions)

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Music Theory.


Candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence; create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise. Maintain an active record of research and publication. Teach a full range of courses in music theory, including core and upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise; contribute to the development of new courses; direct graduate research through independent studies and dissertation supervision. Perform service duties to the department, school, university and the field of music theory. The appointee will also be expected to: participate in faculty governance; attend faculty meetings; serve on faculty and University committees as appropriate.


A completed PhD in Music Theory or related field by the time of appointment. Applicants with strong musicianship and strengths in undergraduate theory core teaching are particularly encouraged to apply, especially those with demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities.
Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests that both support and complement those of existing music theory faculty at the University of Michigan, as well as a commitment to nurturing a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as demonstrated through pedagogy, service, and other activities. We aspire to promote a learning environment and curriculum inclusive in nature and fully representative of diversity, not only with respect to traditional markers such as race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, religion, gender, and ability, but also diversity of thought, experience, and outlook upon the world. Preferred: Specialization in an emerging subfield of music theory.


Application materials are being accepted only via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/100317

Required documents to be uploaded are: a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments.

Applicants should be prepared to submit further materials promptly on request, such as a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample teaching video, and writing samples (published or unpublished).

Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account.

Deadline: Review of materials will begin January 18, 2022. Materials will be accepted until position is filled.

See original job posting online at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/209200/assistant-professor-music-department-music-theory


For further questions, please email the department chair, Dr. Aleksandra Vojcic, at: vojcic@umich.edu.


As an integral part of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Theory Department at the University of Michigan combines the focus and rigor of a conservatory with the academic breadth and depth of a major public research university. Our faculty, one of the largest in the nation, includes 11 full-time members ranging in expertise from traditional specializations to the forefront of theory and practice. We invite applicants to visit our website for more information about our program: