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Lecturer of Music Theory, Fall 2024

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Lecturer of Music Theory, Fall 2024

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Nov 10, 2023

Nine-month, full-time, non-tenure-track, one-year appointment (possible renewal) beginning August 1, 2024. This faculty member will teach a wide range of music theory classes to undergraduate music majors/minors and graduate music students including possible courses in the undergraduate theory sequence, graduate theory review, and classes in popular music, analytical techniques, theory pedagogy, and topical seminars depending on the applicant's interests. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

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The University of Tennessee College of Music offers a broad and comprehensive professional music program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The College has approximately 60 faculty members and approximately 350 music majors. General Information: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Knoxville's cultural resources include a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a professional jazz orchestra, theatrical productions, ballet and modern dance, art galleries, and museums. Within an hour's drive is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with its scenic beauty and wide variety of recreational activities, plants, and wildlife.


Required: Terminal degree required at time of appointment. Applicants should have a successful record of university-level teaching experience.

Preferred: Collaborative skills and experience in the creative use of technology in music theory instruction.

Application Instructions:

Upload via Interfolio a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio as one PDF with syllabi and teaching materials (not to exceed 10 pages), and list of contact information (email and phone) for 4 references. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Additional questions regarding the position can be sent to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equity & Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 E.J. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or

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