Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg State University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Theory and Composition

Full-time, one-year temporary, visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Theory and Composition

Full-time, 9 month benefited position, beginning September 1

There are opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate courses


Teach music theory and composition courses, as well as music technology courses and general education music courses, in a liberal arts setting to non-Music majors.

Teaching workload includes four courses per term (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities:
> Teach courses such as Basic Music Theory, Harmony I and II, Introduction to Music Technology, and other general education music courses.
> Provide student assistance including academic advising.
> Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment and departmental and college-wide committees.
> Attend university functions, including commencement, convocation, and faculty, committee and department meetings.
> Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
> Engage in continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
> Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.


> Terminal degree in Music Theory, Composition, or related fields.
> Previous college teaching experience.
> Ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses music theory and composition.
> Ability to teach music technology courses, including use of DAWs and audio editing software.
> Ability to teach introductory general education music courses.
> Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
> Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
> Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and in accordance with the MSCA Bargaining Agreement

See original job posting and apply online at: http://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=160129

Please submit cover letter, CV, three professional references and statement of teaching philosophy

Priority Review: Application review begins immediately. Application deadline April 15, 2023

Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Fitchburg State University is committed to diversifying its workforce. We strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply for the advertised position.


About Fitchburg State University:
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.

Institutional Diversity and Social Justice:
Fitchburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging and social justice. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply and also those who can contribute to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and mentorship.