Assistant Professor of Composition - 015241

Hayes School of Music

Appalachian State University
Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position to begin in August 2018.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory. Responsibilities will include individual instruction in composition at both the undergraduate and graduate level and undergraduate classroom teaching within the theory/aural skills core. Other responsibilities will include teaching of orchestration and electronic music. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the responsibilities of tenure-track faculty membership including scholarly and creative activity, curriculum development, student advisement, recruitment, and service activities.

REQUIREMENTS: Evidence of accomplishment as a composer and college/university-level teacher required. Doctorate must be completed at time of application. A minimum of two years teaching experience in the undergraduate theory/aural skills core and/or composition as the instructor of record. Evidence of scholarly and creative activity. The candidate is also required to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and mentoring. Significant knowledge of and experience in current hardware and software used in contemporary composing is strongly desirable.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience and educational preparation.

A complete application will include PDFs of a letter of interest, a current vita, and a list of names and contact information for 3-5 references. Send applications via email to:
Chair, Composition Search Committee

Please do not send other materials at this time. Additional materials may be requested later. Individual search committee members' reviews of files will begin on March 1, 2018.

UNIVERSITY: Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University enrolls approximately 18,500 students. The Hayes School of Music consists of 470 majors, over 50 full-time faculty, more than 20 part-time instructors, and over 30 graduate assistants, and offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance, music therapy, music theory/composition, sacred music, and music industry studies, and graduate degrees in music performance, composition, and music therapy. The Hayes School of Music is generously supported by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence, and the School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is located at <>.
The Hayes School of Music values individuals with experience in a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee chair at the address above. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.