Ohio, USA
Cleveland Institute of Music
Full-time Music Theory Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), a private, independent conservatory located in University Circle - Cleveland’s hub for innovation in healthcare, education, and arts & culture - announces at least two full-time faculty positions in Music Theory to begin in Fall 2023. CIM has a 102-year history of providing classical musical training at the highest level for preparatory, undergraduate, and graduate populations. As it moves into its second century, CIM actively embraces the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing musical and social landscape in preparing its students for musical careers of distinction and impact; accordingly, the theory curriculum is designed to develop their abilities to be creative, courageous artists, and critical thinkers. Committed also to hosting and stimulating thoughtful debate and dialogue, CIM recently co-sponsored Theorizing African-American Music for scholars nationwide. Further information on the school, faculty, students, and programs may be found at: http://www.cim.edu.


Teaching Responsibilities:

• a skills-focused undergraduate core of written theory, keyboard, singing, and dictation;
• upper-level undergraduate and graduate coursework;
• mentoring of undergraduate theses;
• seminars

Additional duties, depending on candidate interest, may include (but are not limited to): serving on CIM faculty and DMA-examination committees, developing and/or teaching coursework in CIM’s general-education curriculum, teaching music theory at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) through our Joint Music Program, or serving as a mentor for the Future of Music Faculty program, which identities and supports early career Black and Latinx professionals pursuing musical disciplines in higher education.

We are seeking candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and approach the discipline of music theory from a broad array of perspectives, including Western European music, as well as early music, jazz, popular, and non-Western music. Due to the nature of our undergraduate core curriculum, candidates should be competent and prepared to demonstrate excellence in keyboard harmony, sight singing, and aural skills during the interview process.


Required Qualifications:

• a completed Ph.D. in music theory, or
• a completed terminal degree in music, or
• ABD with requirements completed by September 2023

Desired Qualification:

• a proven record of university-level teaching


Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, a URL to a teaching video, and the names and email addresses of three references to contact for letters of recommendation. Please submit all application materials online to: https://clevelandinstituteofmusic.applytojob.com/apply/EFZb4jF97z/Music-Theory-Fulltime-Faculty.


For questions related to the search please email: diane.urista@cim.edu, chair of the Theory Faculty Search Committee.


The Cleveland Institute of Music embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create an inclusive climate for students of all races, ethnicities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. CIM is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; we support and practice non-discrimination in all areas of employment regarding gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.