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[http://apply.interfolio.com/22335 Dartmouth College (deadline October 7th) Open-rank position in Sonic Arts or related discipine. ]
 
[http://apply.interfolio.com/22335 Dartmouth College (deadline October 7th) Open-rank position in Sonic Arts or related discipine. ]
 
*(11/18) Candidates contacted for additional info via Interfolio (x2)
 
*(11/18) Candidates contacted for additional info via Interfolio (x2)
*(1/14) On-campus interviews scheduled
 
 
[http://apply.interfolio.com/22232 Dartmouth College] (deadline 10/1): Assistant Professor of Music
 
[http://apply.interfolio.com/22232 Dartmouth College] (deadline 10/1): Assistant Professor of Music
 
*(11/1) request for more materials (re: musicology wiki)
 
*(11/1) request for more materials (re: musicology wiki)
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[http://www.music.cmu.edu/pages/employment-opportunities Carnegie Mellon University] (deadline 12/1) Asst. Teaching Professor of Sound Media
 
[http://www.music.cmu.edu/pages/employment-opportunities Carnegie Mellon University] (deadline 12/1) Asst. Teaching Professor of Sound Media
 
*Any word?
 
*Any word?
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*(12/19) References requested, due 1/13. 
   
 
[http://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=45001 College of Saint Rose] (until filled) Asst. Professor of Music Industry (music technology, record production, composition)
 
[http://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=45001 College of Saint Rose] (until filled) Asst. Professor of Music Industry (music technology, record production, composition)

Revision as of 15:27, 20 January 2014

For Music Theory and Composition jobs that begin in Fall 2014.

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Composition

Appalachian State University  (deadline December 17) Lecturer, Assistant, Associate Professor of Composition

Arizona State University (deadline January 13, 2014 **REVISED**) Assistant Professor of Composition

Columbia University (until filled) Assistant Professor of Composition

Montclair State University (deadline unspecified) Asst./Assoc. Professor of Composition

  • (11/23) Application acknowledged via email
  • (12/19) Notification that deliberations are still in process (via email)

Princeton University (deadline Nov. 1 **REVISED**) Assistant Professor of Composition

  • (12/1) Four interviews scheduled for this week and the following week

Soochow University (deadline Nov. 1) Assistant Professor of Music Composition

  • (11/6) Skype interview scheduled for the following week

Sweet Briar College(deadline Oct 31) Assistant Professor of Music

  • (11/25) Phone interview
  • (11/7) Campus interview scheduled

Texas State University (deadline Nov. 4)  Asst. Professor of Composition

  • (11/12) Application acknowledged via snail mail
  • (11/16) Additional Materials Requested via Email

Washington University of St. Louis (until filled) Asst. Professor of Composition

  • (10/24) Additional Materials Requested via Email
  • (11/18) Skype Interviews Requested for First/Second Week of December
  • (1/14) Campus interview scheduled

Theory Only

Colby College (deadline 11/22): Faculty Fellow in Music Theory (one-year)

  • (1/9) Phone interviews scheduled

College of St. Rose (review begins immediately): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (11/8) Phone interviews scheduled

CUNY Queens College (deadline 12/30): Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory

Florida Gulf Coast University (10/30): Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory

  • (11/12) Phone interview scheduled

Ithaca College (deadline 11/15): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (11/25) Email acknowledgement of application
  • (12/20) Rejection received via e-mail
  • (12/20) Phone interview request via e-mail
  • (1/17) Campus interviews scheduled

Louisiana State University (deadline 12/16): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

New England Conservatory of Music (deadline 2/7): (Not sure level of position from posting)

New York University (deadline 12/1): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Oberlin College (deadline 11/30): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Snail mail acknowledgment of application with AA survey
  • (12/23) Phone interviews requested
  • (1/8) Campus interviews scheduled

Scripps College (review begins October): Visiting Lecturer of Music Theory, Spring 2014

  • (12/16) Job accepted

Stetson University : Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (12/5) Skype interviews scheduled

St. Joseph's University (OUF): Lecturer of Music Theory

SUNY Fredonia (deadline 12/31): Lecturer in Music Theory

Texas Woman's University (deadline 11/5): Assistant Professor

  • (12/3) Phone interviews requested
  • (12/17) Campus interview scheduled

Tufts University (deadline 10/21): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (10/25) Applications acknowledged by e-mail
  • (12/16) Job accepted (Frank Lehman, Harvard [Tufts, Brown])

University at Albany (deadline 1/31): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (10/25) Snail mail acknowledgment of application

University at Buffalo (deadline 12/2): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • (12/8) Review of applications has begun; a shortlist will be announced soon, by requesting further materials from some candidates.
  • (12/11) Candidates contacted.  And a collective thanks, search committee, for keeping us updated! (x3)

University of British Columbia (deadline 10/15): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (10/23) Applications acknowledged by e-mail
  • They will be using this page rather than emails to update about the progress of the search.
  • (12/6) Shortlist made, awaiting approval
  • (12/17) Campus interviews scheduled

University of Missouri (deadline 10/15): Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Theory

  • (11/17) Scheduling Skype interviews for the coming week
  • (1/11) Job accepted — acc. snail mail rejection letter. (Successful candidate not listed.)

University of North Carolina - Asheville (deadline 1/15):  Assistant Professor of Music Theory

University of North Carolina - Greensboro (deadline 11/22): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (11/27) Application and reference letter submissions acknowledged via email
  • (12/9) Additional materials requested
  • (1/3) Skype interviews requested
  • (1/13) On-campus interviews scheduled

University of North Georgia (OUF): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

University of North Texas (deadline 10/21): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • (10/30) Additional material requested

University of Oklahoma (review begins 11/1): Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Snail mail acknowledgment of application with AA survey
  • (11/11) Additional materials requested
  • (12/12) On-campus interviews scheduled

University of Tennessee (deadline 12/15): Lecturer (75% FTE, one-year)

  • (1/7) Skype interviews scheduled

University of Texas San Antonio (deadline 10/1): Assistant Professor of Theory and Aural Skills

  • (10/22) Additional materials requested
  • (12/4) On-campus interviews scheduled

University of Waterloo (deadline 11/1): Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory

Composition, Theory, Etc.

Boise State University (OUF) : Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition

  • (12/7) Additional references requested
  • (1/4) Phone Interviews Scheduled

Brigham Young University (deadine 1/10): Visiting Faculty Music Theory/Composition

California State University, Northridge (OUF): Assistant Professor

  • (1/14) snail-mail receipt of application
  • (1/14) Additional materials requested via e-mail

Dartmouth College (deadline October 7th) Open-rank position in Sonic Arts or related discipine. 

  • (11/18) Candidates contacted for additional info via Interfolio (x2)

Dartmouth College (deadline 10/1): Assistant Professor of Music

  • (11/1) request for more materials (re: musicology wiki)
  • (1/9) On-campus interviews are being scheduled (Question: Does this mean that interviews were not scheduled on 1/4 as originally posted?)
  • (1/15) answer: sorry, was contacted about another position in same department, so I moved this to the correct posting. Not an applicant for the sonic job.

Fordham University (deadline 12/1): Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition (Jazz)

  • (1/7) Skype interviews scheduled

Nazareth College: Assistant Professor of Theory and Aural Skills

  • (12/24) Request to contact references for semi-finalists

Peabody Conservatory (deadline 12/1): One-Year Position, Non Tenure Track (Musicology with Theory Teaching)

  • (12/12): Request for more materials (according to musicology wiki)

Regis University (deadline 2/1): 1-Yr Sabbatical Replacement, Music Theory/Comp

Rocky Mountain College (deadline 10/31): Assistant Professor of Music Theory and History

  • (1/8) References phoned
  • (1/14) Phone Interview scheduled

Roger Williams College (deadline OUF, applications reviewed starting 1/22): Asst. Professor of Music

SUNY Geneseo : Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Composition

  • (12/6): Skype interviews scheduled

Texas Christian University (deadline 10/15): Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition

  • (10/8) Calls made to candidates
  • (10/16) Skype interviews scheduled
  • (10/29) On-campus interviews are being scheduled
  • (12/20) Offer made and accepted (Sean Atkinson, University of Texas, Arlington [Florida State University])

Trinity College Dublin (deadline 1/24/2014): Professor of Music

University of California Los Angeles (deadline 11/30): Assistant Professor of Musicology

  • (12/19) Request for more materials (according to musicology wiki)

The University of Miami (deadline 12/5/2013) : Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Music Theory and Composition

Ursinus College : Visiting Assistant Professor (theory, technology, and string performance)

Wesleyan University (deadline 9/20): Assistant Professor of Theory and Musicology

  • (11/11) On campus interviews scheduled over the next several weeks

West Chester University (deadline 12/15): Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition

Western Connecticut State (deadline 12/2): Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Class Piano

  • (12/20) Additional Materials Requested
  • (1/16) Telephone interviews scheduled

Williams College (deadline 2/7): Visiting Asst. Professor in Composition

Music Technology

Eastern Kentucky University (deadline 11/1): Assistant Professor of Music (music technology)

Keene State College: NTT Artist-In-Residence (music technology and aplied music)

  • (1/7) Phone interviews scheduled

University of California, San Diego (deadline 11/8) Lecturer in Computer Music and Audio Engineering

University of California, Santa Cruz (until filled) Asst. Professor of Sound Art and Design

Carnegie Mellon University (deadline 12/1) Asst. Teaching Professor of Sound Media

  • Any word?
  • (12/19) References requested, due 1/13. 

College of Saint Rose (until filled) Asst. Professor of Music Industry (music technology, record production, composition)

State University of New York at Oswegoo (until filled) Asst. Professor of Music Industry and Technology (music technology, business of music, songwriting)

  • (1/9) Phone interviews scheduled

DISCUSSION

New Wiki

9/25 - Thanks to whoever set up this new wiki! Wikihost has been down for weeks now. That was a pretty seamless transition, and this new editing interface is much easier/faster.(x2)

9/25b - I believe we should adopt the layout guidlines from Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2013-14 (which are in turn from Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14 ). What do you guys think? Right now, our page looks clean enough, but once job searches start being updated, it might get messy without a contingency plan.

9/25c - I'm happy someone got this page started up and think organizing it like Musicology/Ethno is a great idea. There's one aspect I don't think we should emulate--pasting the whole job posting under school headers. It's a cluttery waste of space when hyperlinks generally work just fine (as they had at the comp/theory wiki). Also, am I totally wrong for thinking that this isn't the first time wikihost just went AWOL? Maybe I'm misremembering, but couple of years ago we were faced with a similar problem. No matter. The old MT/Comp wiki is dead, long live the new MT/Comp wiki!

9/27 - Question about this new wiki: is there a way to tell that it's been edited without combing through the whole thing? The old wiki had a little counter thingy (that's a technical term) on the side that indicated the last time it was edited. I'm wondering if there's something similar here — something I'm missing, some link to click that'll take you to the counter thingy, something of that nature. Later in the job season, things can (hopefully) get rather unwieldy, so a counter thingy would save a lot of people a lot of time.


9/27b - It looks like we're not doing the statistics section (how many jobs people are applying for and what stage they are in their careers)? This information is interesting, but not particularly useful or accurate because it relies on self-reporting. For what it's worth, I'm currently on a 1-year VAP and I haven't submitted any applications yet.

9/30 - (I'm 9/27): I'm glad to see that there's an RSS feed, and yes, this is what I had in mind. However, I see that each change is accompanied by an IP address (the string of numbers punctuated by decimal points). I'm not tech savvy, but I do know that if you google an IP address, it'll tell you the location of the post, i.e. where the person is when they post. You can change the IP address through what I've heard called a "proxy server," but I don't know what that entails. Googling mine will narrow my institution down pretty darn quick (even down to location on campus), but (as far as I know) won't tell you precisely who I am. Or does it? I don't know. Googling the others narrows them down in terms of institution as well. For grad students, this is probably less of a problem; for faculty, this is probably more of a problem because if they say, for example, that they are on a tenure-track job but looking for a change, it's not too difficult to go directly to that institution's faculty page and see who's an "Assistant Professor." Obviously, the concern is anonymity. I, myself, am not planning to post much — really at all. But it could be an issue when things heat up a little bit later in the season: when people post that they've had interviews, etc.

Thoughts?


10/3 - Since the RSS feed went up and poster 9/30 pointed out the ability to determine an editor's location through IP address, we've seen a decline in edits. Who knows if those are actually connected, but if people are more comfortable contributing without their IPs not showing up on the wiki front page, I'm fine with removing the feed. (Another reason for the lack of activity may simply be that most theorists/composers don't know about the new location of this page. Any way to spread the word?)

10/5 - I like the RSS feed. We could announce the new page on SMT announce.

(Naz convo moved to below)

12/30 - Another question about this new wiki: on last year's wiki, when a job was accepted, it was confirmed by listing the successful candidate's name directly in the wiki. Here, I notice a few accepted jobs, but nobody is naming names. Of course on any wiki, we don't always know that all of the info is certified true (let's save debates about the epistemology of "truth" for the geniuses of SMT talk), but we know, via the honor system, that we can trust it most of the time, particularly within a relatively small scholarly community such as ours. When a job goes from being "open" to "accepted," it's significant for anyone else vying for it who hasn't heard back from the search committee (especially for those who have completed on-campus interviews and whose cell phone nearly causes cardiac arrest anytime their dry cleaner calls). And for me, seeing a name confirms the information a great deal more. Is there any reason why this practice has changed?

Application Etiquette Thread

12/19 - What do we think about sending "follow-up" emails to SC chairs after applying? A no-no? Helpful?

12/21 - I'll bite: a no-no. It comes across as pushy and they're overworked and assuming they got your materials they'll ask if interested.

12/21 - I have a related question.  Should we contact the SC if a publication of ours, "forthcoming" on our C.V., gets published?  

12/22 - Yes, that's a legit reason to contact the SC.

1/8 - Although, "forthcoming" means that it has already been accepted for publication... in the situation 12/21 describes, the only change is that the item has become available in print/electronic versions. I'm not sure that's all that significant (although, download it and send it out as requested!). I would definitely contact the SC if an item goes from "under review at X" to "forthcoming" or "accepted pending revisions." Just be sure to reserve the word "forthcoming" for articles that have been accepted at a journal and that are now in production. "Forthcoming" is not the same as "under review."

1/9 - Right: "forthcoming" is different from "published," as per 12/21, or "in print,"  or etc., etc.

1/12 Better to use the phrase "in press," which in my experience is more standard and is as good as being in print for a SC. 

1/12 - On wording standards, see: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7240/>.

School-Specific Discussion

College of St. Rose

(10/22) Any movement here yet?

(11/8) Phone Interviews Scheduled for following week

Texas Christian University

(10/14) Anybody have info on the process going on here? The deadline above says 10/15, but a poster has already indicated that they "contacted candidates" on 10/8.

(10/15) The deadline was 10/1.  TCU has also taken the listing down.

(10/28) I didn't interpret 10/1 as a "deadline." It said, "application review will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled." HR took down the ad on the 2nd or 3rd I think. Usually an OUF search will remain open longer than a few days past the first review date.

(10/28) I believe the search technically still is open, but they are proceeding quickly in order to make a hire before winter break.

Florida Gulf Coast

(10/3) Wow, never had an application require a letter about mentoring students in research within the discipline. 

(11/21) I heard there's a strong internal candidate...

Peabody Conservatory

(11/15) Complete job description copied below. Please note that although the position is housed within the Musicology Department, it entails teaching two graduate seminars in Music Theory.

  • The Musicology Department at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position to begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will have the doctorate in musicology (earned by July 2014), and will have the training and experience to teach required undergraduate survey courses in music history, as well as musicology and theory seminars for graduate students in the MM and DMA programs. The candidate will not have responsibilities for advising graduate students. The course load will be seven classes for the year (either 4-3 or 3-4). Two of the seven classes will be graduate music theory seminars.
  • Founded in 1857 and conveniently located in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon cultural district, the Peabody Conservatory is the oldest existing American conservatory. Approximately 150 artists and academicians deliver a curriculum that includes degree and diploma programs in performance, early music, jazz studies, conducting, music education, and recording arts and sciences. Peabody is one of the nine colleges that comprise the Johns Hopkins University. For more information on the musicology department and its course offerings, please visit our website: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/musicology/
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference by December 1, 2013 to: Dr. Mellasenah Morris, Dean, Peabody Conservatory of Music, One East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202. Materials may also be submitted electronically to lambert@peabody.jhu.edu, noting Musicology Search in the subject line.
  • The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community. Smoke free/drug free environment.

Nazareth College

(11/20) - Anyone heard back from Nazareth College yet?

(12/24) Semi-finalists at Nazareth contacted via email.

(1/8) Were the semi-finalists for position #1 (theory) or #2 (comp/theory), or for both?

(1/9) I can only speak for myself, but I was contacted for position #1.

(1/9) (2) Ditto. I was unaware that there was also a comp search until one of my references relayed the information to me, per his conversation last week with an SC member.

Tufts University

(12/18) Above lists this as being accepted per 12/16. Um, WHAT?!?!

(12/18)(2) Inside candidate?

(12/18)(3) They interviewed four candidates in early December. (I was one of the three that didn't get the job.)

Montclair State University:

(12/21) I'm just curious if almost everyone who applied for this job was asked for more materials. I only know of one person who wasn't but they also never received an email acknowledging their application.

(12/22) Yeah, I got excited at first, but when I got an identical email a few weeks later (even after acknowledgment from the SC of my initial submission of additional materials), I realized that this was almost definitely a generic request. Seems like a bit of a disorganized search. Still, a job I'd love to get...

(12/31) ...conducted skype interviews two weeks ago.

(12/31) Skype interviews two weeks ago? I only received an email stating that they were "still deliberating" 13 days ago. Can someone else confirm. 

(12/31) Confirmed skype interviews in December. Campus interviews scheduled for January. 

(1/1) Were people already notified about campus interviews?

(1/6) On-campus interviews are starting in a few weeks, but applications are still being accepted.  As announcement says, job remains open until it's filled, i.e., no deadline.

University of North Texas

(1/6) Surely this search has moved beyond the long list by now, right?

(1/7) I was asked for more materials in October and have heard nothing since, so I have been wondering this as well.  Has anyone heard anything?

Linfield College

1/8 - Anyone have any news about the job at Linfield College in OR?

1/9 - Phone interview scheduled with Linfield College. (X2)


SUNY Albany

1/19 - Anyone have any inside scoop about this position? I've heard that Albany closed several departments a few years back as a cost cutting thing. Any danger of something similar happening with music? Or at least junior positions being not very secure? Also, does anybody know the general load and tenure requirements?

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