North Carolina, USA
Appalachian State University
Assistant Professor of Music Theory


The theory curriculum at the Hayes School of Music offers students a wide variety of options at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Hayes School of Music offers an undergraduate and graduate degree with a concentration in theory/composition as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. This faculty member will teach in the core theory and aural skills sequence, upper-level undergraduate theory electives, as well as graduate studies. The faculty member may also teach in the general education curriculum.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining active research or creative agenda, assisting with outreach and recruiting for the Hayes School of Music, and full participation in the responsibilities of faculty membership (e.g., advising, curriculum development, and service activities). The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to students of diverse musical backgrounds, perspectives, and interests.



Earned doctorate in theory and/or composition required.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence and experience teaching in the undergraduate theory/aural skills core.

Additionally, the faculty member should have demonstrated ability to provide instruction in the following courses:
* Analysis of Band and Orchestra Literature
* Analysis of Popular Music
* Songwriting


For a complete application, please apply and submit the following documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
* a curriculum vitae
* a letter of interest addressing the essential duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description
* a diversity statement addressing the candidate’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
* five (5) references with contact information (email and phone)

Additional materials, including teaching videos, may be requested later in the search process. Please do not send these materials until they are requested.



HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC: The Hayes School of Music consists of 410 music students and 50 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music therapy, music industry studies, and music performance with concentrations in instrumental or vocal performance, music theory/composition, and sacred music. Graduate degrees are offered in music therapy and music performance with concentrations in instrumental or vocal performance, music theory/composition, and conducting.

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, scholars, and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region, and nation.

The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence. Appalachian State University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at www.music.appstate.edu

The Erneston Music Library, located in the Broyhill Music Center, supports the curriculum of the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music and the University and contains books, scores, and recordings. In addition, the Special Collections Research Center in Belk Library contains a growing collection of rare books and manuscript materials relating to classical music. Highlights of the collection include the scores of conductor Hans Schwieger, the original manuscripts of composer Tui St. George Tucker, and the Matanya Ophee Collection, one of the largest collections of 19th-century guitar music in the world.

HAYES SCHOOL OF MUSIC DIVERSITY STATEMENT: We recognize the importance of preparing our students to be music professionals in a diverse world and value diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, pedagogy, community, and interactions. We engage in reflection and intentional action that values, respects, supports, acknowledges, and advances the preparation of our students to be leaders who celebrate multiple approaches and points of view.

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio, and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.