Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music and Theater Arts

876 18648
Position ID:MIT-MTA-LECTURER [#18648]
Position Title: Lecturer, Music Temporary Part-time AY21-22
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Music / Jazz, Music History
Music Technology
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/17, finished 2022/07/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Music and Theater Arts Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking temporary part-time lecturers for the academic year 2021-2022 to teach the following courses:  

Medieval and Renaissance Music (F21)

Introduction to Western Music (F21 & Sp22)

History of Jazz (F21)

Jazz Harmony and Arranging (F21 and/or Sp22)

Jazz Composition (F21)

Interactive Music Systems (Sp22)

Introduction to World Music (F21)

Jazz Advanced Music Performance (F21 and/or Spr22)

Teaching is expected to be in-person unless COVID protocols change significantly.


Advanced degree is required; ABD will only be accepted if the applicant has another advanced degree.

Application Instructions  
Please submit a dossier including curriculum vitae along with evidence of teaching experience (i.e. course evaluations and/or sample syllabi). All application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online (AJO). 

We will begin screening applications on June 1, 2021 and will continue until all positions are filled.  Please contact with any questions. 

MIT Music and Theater Arts is united in our pursuit of artistic, intellectual, creative and technical excellence; this requires intense focus and dedication by all members of our community.  We value diversity and practice inclusion with regard to identities, backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. Because we see our students as whole people, we prioritize their mental, emotional and physical health above the quality of their work. This ethos extends to both our advisory and pedagogical relationships.  Diversity, wellness and inclusion are likewise central to our curriculum and hiring; we are therefore committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff to enhance the educational experience of the students we serve. 

To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in position descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Music & Theater Arts
Cambridge, MA 02139-4037