North Carolina, USA
East Carolina University
Assistant Professor of Music Theory

The East Carolina University’s School of Music is seeking applications for a tenure-track, nine-month, full-time faculty position in music theory available beginning August 2023.


The primary responsibilities will be to teach all levels of theory and aural skills courses for undergraduate majors as well as advanced graduate theory courses, including seminars in the analysis and style of Renaissance or Baroque music. The position also may include additional responsibilities, based upon the candidate’s area of interest or expertise, such as online graduate analysis courses and early music collegium/historical performance practice. As a tenure-track faculty member, this individual will be expected to maintain an active program of research and scholarly activity and serve on departmental committees and perform other appropriate university and professional service.


PhD in Music Theory is required (though qualified ABD candidates will be considered) and an interest in early music is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and an established record of engagement in research/creative activity in their discipline. ABD candidates will be appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to his/her first reappointment.


ECU requires applicants to complete a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. See original job posting and apply online at: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57578

Candidates must upload the following items:
> Cover letter
> CV/Resume
> A List of five references with contact information
> A brief statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy (500-1000 words)

Additional materials, such as videos of teaching, may be required after initial screening.
Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Please be aware, three letters of recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.


East Carolina University is a public doctoral/research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. It is the third largest university in North Carolina. ECU offers 87 bachelor’s degree programs, 68 master’s degree programs, 13 research doctoral degrees, 5 professional doctoral degrees, and various programs of study through the Brody School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine. The School of Music, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, has an enrollment of over 250 music majors and minors with over 50 faculty and staff. The ECU School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.