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Music Faculty (Theory) Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate)
University of Illinois Chicago

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2022
Title Music Faculty (Theory) Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate)
University University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department The School of Theatre and Music
Application Deadline Dec. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Music - Scientific Study/Theory
    Music - General

The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track (assistant or associate) faculty position, music theory.


We seek a music theory scholar and teacher with the facility to engage a diverse set of musical repertoires and methodologies; who will take a leadership role in the development and implementation of curriculum, and teach the core sequence in the theory area. The successful candidate will approach the discipline as a creative, dynamic, and global tradition, attributing equal value to aural as well as written ways of knowing and organizing sound.


All tenure-track faculty members contribute to the university's general education program as needed and provide service. Teaching duties will be determined by qualifications, preference, and institutional needs. Continuing academic year (nine-month) appointment begins 16 August 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in Music Theory (Ph.D.) by 16 August 2023. A record of, or clear potential for, peer- reviewed publications and presentations at conferences, and demonstrated leadership potential in the field. Demonstrated success in teaching at the college/university level, including graduate assistantships. A proven commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and belonging in teaching and/or scholarship. Evidence of administrative, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. For tenure consideration, a sustained record of excellent teaching, significant scholarly recognition on a regional and national level and promise for future growth, and accomplishments in service in support of the unit, university, and profession.

Preferred Qualifications

Competence in and engagement with vernacular, popular, indigenous, and non-Western musical practices. Expertise in performance practice. An understanding of and experience teaching populations that reflect UIC’s diverse student body. Experience with curriculum development across undergraduate music degrees, and an ability to help realize a future music education degree program.


Application Deadline 2 December 2022: Submit a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly trajectory, and contact information for three recommenders (including e-mail and phone numbers) to the UIC job board at Questions can be directed to Ruth Rosenberg,


UIC, a Carnegie Research 1 university, enrolls over 33,000 students and is located one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The School of Theatre and Music provides creative, responsive, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. The Department of Music offers coursework leading to a BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BM in Jazz Studies, BM in Music Performance.


The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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