University of Southern Californiaâs Thornton School of Music invites applications for one or more anticipated openings as Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition for the 2021-22 academic year.Â
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. Thornton is committed to building a diverse and pluralistic faculty that is committed to teaching in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.
The composers of the USC Thornton faculty are outstanding members of the international musical community, with major commissions, awards, recordings and residencies among the facultyâs many accolades. The Thornton School of Music seeks a composer with experienceÂ inÂ 'classical music' in the broadest sense, inclusive of hybrid styles and digital media.Â
Principal duties will include: Teaching MUCO 132ab (freshman aural skills for music majors) and MUCO 133ab (freshman theory for music majors). Â Additional courses in theory, composition, orchestration and counterpoint may be assigned, either as courses or individual instruction, as needed by the department.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, gifted teacher with a minimum one year of college teaching experience, and will have at least a Masters degree in composition and/or theory, with a completed doctorate or ABD preferred.
Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide:
a letter of application
Please note: materials will not be returned.
Review of applications will begin as soon as April 26, 2021 and the position(s) will remain open until filled.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.