Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music and Theater Arts

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Position ID:MIT-MTA-LEC [#12371]
Position Title: Lecturer I in Music
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Music
Appl Deadline:2018/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/11, finished 2019/06/16)
Position Description:    

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The MIT Music and Theater Arts Section is seeking a full-time Lecturer I to meet the growing demand among our undergraduate students in our core music theory classes and enhance our course offerings in music theory.


The primary responsibilities are teaching three classes per semester (six per year). Though classes assigned will vary, it is expected that the overwhelming majority of teaching assignments will be in fundamentals of music, in the first year of our harmony and counterpoint (music theory) sequence, and/or in musicianship/ear training. The position requires a primary dedication to teaching and teaching innovation, engaging with students in classes four to five days a week during the 9- month academic year. The rank of Lecturer I holds an initial appointment of three years, with successive reviews, potential for reappointment, and possibility of promotion to Lecturer II.


The qualified candidate has 2+ years of experience teaching at the university level and holds a PhD or other doctorate (ABD considered) in music (theory or in another music topic, e.g. composition, musicology, pedagogy, performance, etc. intersecting with music theory). Candidate must be a dynamic and innovative teacher.

An active research agenda is not a requirement for the Lecturer I position. However, candidates whose teaching is informed by actively pursuing theoretical or other scholarly research, composition, or performance are preferred.

We welcome candidates whose teaching incorporates technological innovations and/or diverse musical traditions.

Starting Date: September 1, 2019

Required Materials:

Cover letter including teaching philosophy, CV, two letters of reference, a list of classes taught or designed, syllabi for two classes, and teaching evaluations. Other evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., publications on music pedagogy or links to classroom videos) are welcomed. Additional materials, including research evidence, compositions, or recordings, may be requested at a later date.

Only online applications are accepted.

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

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