Alabama, USA
University of North Alabama
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The University of North Alabama’s (Florence, AL) Department of Music invites applications for a Lecturer of Music – Theory position beginning in Fall 2024. The Department of Music is a proud member of the UNA School of the Arts, alongside wonderful colleagues from the Departments of Cinematic Arts and Theatre, Visual Arts and Design, and Entertainment Industry. Located in the Shoals, known for its rich musical heritage, The Department of Music cultivates musicians equipped to contribute to the world stage.


The successful candidate will teach a 15-credit hour course load for the fall and spring semester that encompasses Theory I-IV, Sight-Singing and Ear Training I-IV, Form and Analysis, Orchestration and Arranging, and other coursework as assigned; teach applied composition lessons; provide service to the university community; and perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain excellence in teaching music theory courses, and teach related coursework such as composition and music technology as needed; attend faculty and other relevant meetings; and foster diversity and inclusion among students. The initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


A terminal degree in music theory and/or composition is preferred. A master’s degree in music theory or music theory and composition is required. Experience in teaching collegiate-level theory courses is required. Experience teaching composition is preferred.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.


To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/una/jobs/4367193/non-tenure-track-lecturer-in-music-theory. Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and link to a Creative portfolio containing at least one to two links to a performance/digital realization of a composition and score at the time of application, as well as provide contact information for at least three professional references. In addition, this position requires submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which may be found here - https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/employment/deistatements.pdf.

Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to employment@una.edu. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process.

The teaching statement, diversity statement, and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments of cover letter and resume/CV have been uploaded.

If you have previously worked at UNA as an adjunct or faculty member and your transcripts are already on file, please email employment@una.edu and ask that they be moved to your completed application for this position. Applications submitted without supplemental attachments will be considered incomplete and non-viable. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 may result in a delayed response.


For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 may result in a delayed response.