Missouri, USA
University of Missouri - Columbia
Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory for the 2021–22 academic year. The appointment begins August 15, 2021.


Teaching duties include freshman music theory, freshman and sophomore aural training and sight singing, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise or assigned based upon the needs of the department. The teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will also provide service to the School and the University in keeping with expectations for visiting assistant professors.


Minimum Qualifications: A MM/MA degree in music theory and/or a DMA in composition.

Candidates will be evaluated on their willingness to nurture a progressive, creative classroom environment where all voices are welcomed and valued, their training in music theory, how their pedagogical approach intersects with their research interests, and experience teaching at the university level.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should use the online application and be prepared to submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, including how the candidate will address current discussions in the field regarding representation of diverse perspectives, and (4) the name, relationship to the applicant, email address, and phone number of three references. Please do not send other materials until requested to do so.

Application materials must be combined into a single electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) and uploaded online. Register, creating a username and password. Applicants will then upload materials, after which they will be asked to complete a profile with contact information and to verify the application. Continue the steps until submission of the application has been confirmed.

See original job posting and apply online at: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=9&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=9&JobOpeningId=35856&PostingSeq=1


Peter Lea, leap@missouri.edu


Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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The MU School of Music comprises 35 full-time faculty members, 230 music majors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The School of Music also recognizes that faculty, staff, and students with diverse identities enrich the educational experience of everyone by offering multiple perspectives. The Sinquefield Music Center, its state-of-the-art performance and teaching facility, opened February 1, 2020. Additional information about the School of Music is available at https://music.missouri.edu/.

MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River, the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, an AAU member, and a Research I institution with over 30,000 students. It is located in Columbia, a community of over 120,000 in mid-Missouri and a center of academic, cultural, medical, and business activity.