Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition
Position Description: Â University of Southern Californiaâs Thornton School of Music invites applications for two anticipated openings as Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition for the 2019-20 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 (aural skills for music majors), MUCO 131 Harmony in Popular Music, MUCO 133ab (freshman theory for music majors), and MUCO 130abx (introduction to music theory for music minors; not open to music majors). Â Additional courses in 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.
Review of applications will begin as soon as May 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system (www.usc.edu/jobs). Â Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references for letters of recommendation. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested. Materials will not be returned.
USC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from female and under-represented minority candidates.
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