Arkansas, USA
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Assistant Professor

The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publication who is committed to excellent teaching. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the department’s growth through innovative research and teaching in the field. Applicants whose research and teaching areas align with the Department’s Arkansas Center for Black Music or jazz programs are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a nine-month faculty appointment with a standard workload of 40% teaching, 40% research/creative activity, and 20% service. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate and graduate music theory courses, including topics courses on the candidate’s areas of interest. Responsibilities may also include advising undergraduate honors theses and master’s theses.


Minimum Qualifications:
With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate
• PhD in music theory from an accredited institution conferred by the date of initial appointment.
• Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations.
• Evidence of college-level teaching in music theory.

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least one year of experience as instructor of record.
• Commitment to building a scholarly environment for all through teaching, mentoring, and research
• Research and teaching aligns with areas of growth for the department, such as the Arkansas Center for Black Music or jazz programs.
• Evidence of the ability to be an active, involved, and collegial member of a collaborative faculty team both on campus and in relevant national service organizations.


For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Assistant-Professor-of-Music-Theory_R0048281?locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249.

Applicants must submit
• a curriculum vitae,
• a cover letter/letter of application, and
• a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews. Additional materials may be requested from finalists.

Completed applications received by 12/20/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.


For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Christa Bentley, at cb129@uark.edu.


The University of Arkansas: Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

Fulbright College: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright College promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

The Community: Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, and is known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. For more information, visit: https://www.experiencefayetteville.com/ and https://diversitynwa.com/.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

SMT Jacksonville 2024

The Society for Music Theory celebrates its forty-seventh Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, November 7–10, 2024.


Visit Jacksonville built a microsite for our attendees to use. Visit the site to learn more about Jacksonville, including where to eat, what to do, and how to get there.


Information about the conference can be found on the SMT website

Hotel Reservations 

The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel (225 E Coastline Drive) has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees. The rates are $169/night for single and double occupancy; $194/night for triple occupancy; $219/night for quadruple occupancy; and $169 for student quadruple occupancy (limited rooms available). Hotel reservations for non-students may be made online.  SMT student members should have received an email with a code to reserve at the student rate; please email Jennifer Diaz at smt@societymusictheory.org if you did not receive the email. 

Using the conference room block at this hotel helps us meet our contractual obligations and keeps you close to all conference activities.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is open and available on our website. The rates are as follows:

Rate Category Early (6/01–9/27/2024) Regular (9/28–11/1/2024)
Student or low-income $70.00 $95.00
Emeritus/Retired $100.00 $135.00
Standard $130.00 $175.00
Student Helpers

We are in need of student volunteers to assist during the conference. Volunteers will receive a registration fee waiver in exchange for 6.5 hours of service. The deadline to apply is September 6

Hotel Accessibility

Every effort will be made to meet the unique requirements of all attendees. For specific needs or questions please contact Jennifer Diaz, Executive Director, at smt@societymusictheory.org.  


The Society provides several sponsorship opportunities for organizations at our Annual Meeting. 


The deadline to reserve an exhibit booth is September 6

Program Guide Advertisements 

The final deadline to reserve a program guide ad is September 6