Maine, USA
Colby College
Visiting Assistant Professor (Composition)

The Colby College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant
Professor position in technology-based music and composition for the 2024-25 academic year.


The successful candidate will join an active and highly collaborative department and will have
responsibilities that will include:

1. Teaching a first-semester music theory course (MU181).
2. Teaching Introduction to Music Theory through Digital Audio Workstation (MU153).
3. Teaching a Composition Seminar for students with at least one semester of music theory (MU345).
4. Offering an elective of the candidate’s choice in technology-based composition.

All courses need to be suitable for both majors and non-majors.


The search committee is especially interested in candidates who have a record of previous college teaching, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community, have the ability to offer an elective that has wide appeal to students in a liberal arts environment, and have an interdisciplinary approach. Experience with basic audio equipment and with programming geared toward music composition is expected, as the successful candidate would supervise music-related activities in the Arts Incubator (interdisciplinary technology lab). Completed Ph.D., D.M.A, or ABD preferred.


To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/139327.
Include: 1) a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position as well
your engagement with equitable and inclusive teaching; 2) CV; 3) three confidential letters of
recommendation; 4) three ideas for the elective course, with a brief description of each. A statement of teaching philosophy and a representative example of recent scholarship may be
requested further into the review process. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the application or submission process may be directed to:

Professor Steve Saunders
Department of Music, Colby College

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel
decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational
objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color,
age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic
origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental
status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability
unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal
arts college and the law.