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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
Hobart William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York
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Date Posted March 14, 2019
Postdoctoral-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
Department of Music

The Department of Music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications from early-career music theorists for the Postdoctoral Theory Teaching Fellowship. The appointment begins July 1, 2019 with classes beginning at the end of August. The Theory Teaching Fellow will teach a four course load (two courses per semester), consisting of three introductory music theory courses and one course that focuses on the history of music after 1600 and which can be used to satisfy one music history course requirement for majors and minors. Interdisciplinary, critical, and/or non-canonical approaches to the history course are welcome. We desire candidates with experience with and/or interest in working in a multicultural environment and encouraging excellence from students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The appointment is renewable up to a two-year term, contingent on successful annual review. The Fellow will be expected to participate in departmental outreach to first- and second-year students, students from underrepresented/marginalized groups, and prospective majors and minors, and to contribute to an innovative, inclusive, diverse undergraduate theory and aural skills sequence. The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits, a conference travel stipend, and formalized mentoring from a tenured music theorist faculty member.


Completed Ph.D. in music theory is required by July 1, 2019. Application files should be submitted for review by March 29, 2019.


Please submit a letter of interest (citing a list of courses prepared to teach), curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript, a one-page teaching statement that addresses contributing to a rigorous and inclusive liberal arts music curriculum, diversity statement, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via Interfolio:https://apply.interfolio.com/61014. Additional inquiries can be directed to Mark Olivieri, Music Department Chair (olivieri@hws.edu).

If you have a question or need help uploading your application materials, please contact Interfolio's support team at help@interfolio.com or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean's offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges' mission.


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