The School of Music at the University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition for a one-year, non-tenure track appointment. Teaching duties will include but may not be limited to undergraduate music theory and ear training courses, orchestration, and some composition lessons. Supervision and mentoring of several graduate teaching assistants is likely. Candidates should have a record of research and / or creative activity that demonstrates knowledgeable engagement with current trends in the field. They will be encouraged (but not required) to maintain that engagement during the one-year appointment.
The Division of Music Theory and Composition currently includes five full-time faculty. All faculty members in the UK School of Music are expected to participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, and the University, as well as one's profession.
With an enrollment of over 400 students, the School of Music offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master's degree in music therapy. The School is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu/music.
When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: cover letter and curriculum vitae. Within application materials, candidates should provide evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the classroom, and articulate a vision for ensuring the social and emotional well-being of students. Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD in Music Theory; DMA or PhD in Composition; ABD considered
Required Related Experience:
1 to 3 years of prior university teaching experience in music theory and/or ear training; experience teaching orchestration and composition lessons preferred.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
University Community of Inclusion:
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.