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The Department of Music at Carleton College invites applications for a one-year replacement position (.8 FTE, non-tenure track, with benefits) in Composition at the rank of visiting assistant professor or instructor, appropriate to education and experience, beginning September 1, 2021. We seek a composer who is active in the field and who has an understanding of and commitment to the teaching of music composition in an undergraduate liberal arts setting.  A Master of Music is required; doctorate (DMA or PhD) is preferred. This sabbatical replacement will teach the equivalent of five (5) courses over three 9.5 week academic terms.  Teaching will include private composition lessons and topical composition seminars in music technology, as well as seminars in the applicant’s areas of interest and expertise. Supervision of senior comprehensive thesis projects in composition may also be possible. Experience with both acoustic and electronic media is strongly preferred.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society, and are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota. It is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at and submit an online application by March 15th, 2021, including a letter of application, your C.V., a written teaching statement that addresses teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, a portfolio of representative compositions as well as a link to approximately one half-hour of audio and/or video of your works, and contact information for three letters of reference.

To ensure full consideration all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021.

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