Virginia, USA
University of Richmond
Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Music at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position in Music Theory with a focus on popular music beginning August 2022. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of scholarly distinction, as well as excellence in teaching. Teaching load is six units per year. PhD expected prior to appointment.

We seek candidates with a commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching major and non-major students in an undergraduate liberal arts context. The successful candidate will oversee a theory curriculum that includes courses in harmony, musicianship and analysis, and offer courses in a secondary area such as popular music composition, music industry, arranging, leading popular music ensembles, and/or song writing.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the Department of Music, please visit the department’s website at https://music.richmond.edu/


PhD expected prior to appointment.

Salary is quite competitive, with the exact figure depending on qualifications and experience.

Apply at the following link: https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2511

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals; and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on April 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Andy McGraw (amcgraw@richmond.edu).


Chair of the Search Committee, Andy McGraw <amcgraw@richmond.edu>