North Carolina, USA
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Lecturer in Music Theory

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% historically underrepresented students and 67% female-identifying students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, including 3,800 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is a leader in the UNC system with respect to access and inclusion. UNC Greensboro is in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to achieving equity with respect to faculty hires.


The School of Music at UNC Greensboro welcomes applications for a 2-year, renewable Lecturer position in music theory and aural skills beginning in Fall 2022. We invite applicants who are teacher-scholars actively engaged in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in their teaching. The position centers on teaching music theory and aural skills courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Candidates with expertise in world music, jazz, blues, rap, hip-hop, musical theatre, pop, rock, gospel, and related musical styles are of particular interest. Theorists with additional experience in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, or composition are also encouraged to apply. Graduate courses may be assigned based on the applicant’s areas of expertise. Position start date is August 1, 2022.


Minimum: Demonstrated success teaching music theory at the college/university level; and a commitment to implementing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of one’s practice. Applicants with ABD status in a doctoral music program with substantial coursework in graduate-level music theory will be considered, but hire should have a doctoral degree in hand by August 1, 2022.

Preferred: A deep, sustained, and demonstrated commitment to music theory pedagogy; a colleague who can broaden our current course offerings and collaborate with existing faculty to address changing curricular needs; a strong rapport with students; an ability to connect the world of music theory to a wide range of musical pursuits.

commensurate with experience

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. In the cover letter, candidates are asked to articulate how systems of inequity have shaped both their discipline and university environments, as well as their vision for equitable transformation of these institutions. Please describe how you implement principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in your teaching.

Please include the following information for three (3) professional references:
• Name
• Company Name
• Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references should be a current or previous supervisor.
• Email Address
• Contact Phone Number

See original job posting and apply online at: https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/20996


We encourage applicants to contact the Chair of the Music Theory Search Committee, Dr. Mark Engebretson, for questions or information about the position, the Music Theory area, or the School of Music: engebretson@uncg.edu.


This is a teaching-focused, non-tenure-track position.