Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor - One Year Appointment
of Music

The Department of Music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a one-year, visiting position in music theory at the rank of instructor or assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who have the ability to teach various courses in the standard four-semester theory sequence, as well as a rudiments course and a liberal-arts music topics course.

Candidates are sought who have recently completed or are nearing completion of the doctoral degree and who have experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates having experience and affinity with a small liberal arts academic environment. A background working with underrepresented populations and/or inclusion of underrepresented populations throughout student coursework are desirable.


Application must be received by March 8. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via Interfolio :https://apply.interfolio.com/48874. Additional inquiries can be directed to Charity Lofthouse, Search Chair, at lofthouse@hws.edu.

Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Peggy Ferran (ferran@hws.edu).


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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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