Nevada, USA
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Assistant Professor-in-Residence (Theory)

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the School of Music (Theory), non-tenure track. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.


> Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory and aural skills, as well as other courses appropriate to the candidate’s fields of expertise and School needs.
> Participate in curricular development and assist in the design and implementation of pedagogical materials and practices in music theory tailored to UNLV students’ needs.
> Serve as theory area coordinator. The music theory coordinator will be in charge, among others, of overseeing the music theory curriculum and pedagogy, the rotation of theory courses, the teaching assignments, and leading the development, maintenance, and administration of placement tests.

Duties may also include mentoring students and serving on department committees.
The position requires a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, an active and productive academic or artistic career, and service to the School of Music and the University. Assistant Professors-in-Residence may be promoted to Associate Professors-in-Residence in accordance with the general guidelines for academic rank.


The UNLV School of Music is seeking a scholar and pedagogue in music theory or a composer with significant experience in theory pedagogy. This position requires a completed doctoral degree in music theory and/or music composition from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) by the time of appointment; ABD applicants will be considered.

Desirable secondary areas of expertise include any of the following: composition, performance, improvisation (as a pedagogical approach or in performance), music education, conducting, musicology, or interdisciplinary studies. The ideal candidate will have experience in performance or conducting, as UNLV’s School of Music promotes a pedagogy that fosters integration of music theory with practical music making.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

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Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on JANUARY 15, 2024. This position has an expected start date of Fall 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Bellor, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials.


For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.


The UNLV School of Music offers degree programs in music education, performance, and composition. The composition division offers both B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition.

As an institution of higher learning, UNLV represents a rich diversity of human beings among its faculty, staff, and students, and is committed to maintaining a campus environment that values that diversity. Accordingly, the University supports understanding and appreciation of all members of its community, regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or political affiliation. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.