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Theory OnlyEdit

Amherst College (deadline 12/15) Visiting Professor - open rank

Appalachian State (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • 11/9: Skype interview scheduled
  • 12/3: Campus interview scheduled

The Colburn School (open until filled) Chair and Faculty Member - Music Theory

Columbia University (deadline 11/26) Postdoctoral scholar - Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

  • "The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanistic and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior." [N.B.: This position was posted on MTO jobs and is open to scholars with PhDs in music and an interest in interdisciplinary work in neuroscience.]

Columbia University (Review begins 12/15) - Lecturer in Discipline

  • "invites applications for a full-time, three-year (limited-term) appointment at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning July 1, 2019. The primary duties of the successful candidate will be to teach courses in the core undergraduate Music Theory curriculum. The Department welcomes applications from candidates who are qualified to teach in the Western classical canon. Other teaching is possible in areas that may include popular music, jazz, film music, and/or non-Western music."

Dartmouth College (Deadline 11/1) - Assistant Professor of Music

  • "Teaching responsibilities will focus on Western art music history and theory. We will prioritize candidates with the demonstrated ability to make music come alive in the undergraduate classroom through performance and/or creative pedagogies." [N.B.: This was sent to SMT-announce, hence I assume that a theorist would be an appropriate candidate]
  • Rejection notification sent (11/19) (x4)

Florida State University (deadline 9/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory (enter job code 44027)

  • 9/21: invitation for on-campus interview
  • 11/13: Position accepted, Gilad Rabinovitch (Ph.D. Eastman 2015, assistant prof. at Georgia State University)

Georgia State University (apply by 2/10/2019 to ensure consideration, open until filled) TT Assistant Professor in Music Theory

  • Converging evidence from SMT-announce vol. 120/10 suggests that the deadline has indeed been postponed to 2/10. I apologize for having introduced a bit of noise into the wiki's "system." A previous poster also mentioned a Chronicle posting. I think that submitting by 2/10 would be safe.

Grand Valley State University (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 11/26: request for additional materials

Indiana University - Bloomington (deadline 11/9) Visiting Assistant Professor/Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar

  • 11/30: Request for additional materials (x2)
  • 1/14: Request for Skype interview for week of 1/21 (x2)

Kent State (deadline 12/16) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • The deadline extended to January 11.

Louisiana State University (deadline 10/1) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 10/12 Request for additional materials (x3)
  • Skype interviews scheduled for week of 10/22 (X2)
  • 11/2 Campus interview scheduled
  • 12/10 offer accepted
    • do we know who?

Michigan State University (review begins 11/16) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 11/12: Reference contacted (Yes, before the review begins.) (x3)
  • 11/27: Request for additional materials (X3)
  • 12/11: Phone interview scheduled (X2)

Millikin University  (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor - Coordinator of Music Theory

  • "Primary responsibilities include: teaching and coordinating the music theory and aural skills curriculum; engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; maintaining an active scholarly profile and current knowledge of trends in music theory pedagogy." 
  • Skype interview scheduled week of 10/29 (x2)
  • 11/5 On-campus interview scheduled
  • 12/7 Position filled per e-mail from HR

MIT (deadline 12/15) Lecturer I in Music

Mount Allison University (review begins 1/18/2019) Assistant Professor (or Lecturer) in Music Theory

Portland State University (screening begins 1/11/19) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

Rutgers University  (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/10: Has anyone heard anything about this? Rutgers has another search (Assistant Professor - Musicology or Ethnomusicology) that, according to the Musicology/Ethnomusicology jobs wiki, already reached Skype interviews (as of 11/28). 
  • 12/10: NB that other Rutgers search is at their Newark campus, not the New Brunswick campus which this advertisement is for.
  • 12/09: Skype interview scheduled
  • 12/25: Any post-Skype activity?

St Olaf College (deadline 3/15) Music Theory/Aural Skills Term Faculty 19/20

Tarleton State University (deadline 2/18) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • " A review of applications will begin as they are received."
  • "A secondary field is also required, such as Music Education, Music Technology, Composition, Applied Music, or Musicology."

Texas A&M University Commerce (review begins 1/14) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • "A completed Doctoral degree in Music Theory or Composition is required for appointment as Assistant Professor."

Texas A&M University Kingsville (deadline ?) Adjunct in Music Theory/Ear-Training, Spring 2019 only

University of Georgia (deadline 11/3) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 11/16 Request for additional materials (x5)
  • 12/13 Request for Skype interview (x2)
  • 1/11 Request for campus visit

University of Iowa (deadline 10/22) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/4: Request for additional materials (x5)

University of Missouri - Kansas City (deadline 11/26) Assistant/Associate Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/10 Request for additional materials

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/3 Request for additional materials (x10)

University of North Texas (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory - Post-1900 emphasis

  • 11/28 Skype interview scheduled (x3)
  • 12/18 On-campus interviews being scheduled

University of North Texas (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory - Pre-1750 emphasis

  • 11/28 Skype interview scheduled (x2)

University of Notre Dame  (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • Any news on this one?
  • I think that it had progressed beyond the initial screening a while ago.

University of Saskatchewan (deadline 8/1) Sessional Lecturer, MUS 234 (02)

  • "The Department of Music invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer to teach the following course during the 2018-2019 Winter session: MUS 234 (02) Fundamentals of Music Theory IV, January 3 to April 5, 2019

University of South Carolina (priority screening 12/1) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/14 Request for additional materials (x5)
  • 1/15 Request for phone interview

University of Texas at Austin (deadline 11/30) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 12/7 Request for additional materials (x5)
  • 1/11 Request for campus visit (X2)

Vassar College (posted 10/31) Adjunct Instructor - Music Theory (Spring 2019 only)

  • 12/8 On-campus interview requested
  • 12/18 Offer Made and Accepted

Virginia Tech (deadline 12/6) Collegiate Assistant Professor - Music Theory (3-year appointment, non-TT)

  • 1/15 request for phone interview

Wake Forest University (deadline 11/30) Assistant Professor - Music Theory

  • 1/9 They are still contacting references
  • 11/26 request for recommender letters by 12/21

Wellesley College (deadline 10/19) Postdoctoral Fellow - Music Theory (start date 1/1/2019)

  • From the Search Committee: First round interviews will be scheduled for Friday 2 November at AMS/SMT. 
  • Position accepted: Maeve Sterbenz PhD 2017 Columbia University

Theory/Performance, etc.Edit

Albright College (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Applied Commercial Music

Albright College (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities 

Bemidji State University (deadline 12/4) Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Theory

  • "The candidate would be expected to teach in an applied area."

Borough of Manhattan Community College (deadline 1/4) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music

  • "Primary responsibilities for music faculty include teaching courses in their area of expertise, music core curriculum courses and historical survey classes. Candidates for this position will coordinate the music core classes, and teach a variety of courses such as digital music, popular music, theory, jazz theory, aural skills, and music notation software."
  • 12/30 System reports that position is closed?

University of Central Missouri (review begins 1/4) Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Music Technology

  • "Teach one or two music technology courses each semester in the University's cutting-edge music technology program."

University of Mary Washington (Virginia) (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory / Director of Keyboard Studies

  • Position number F00165

University of Nebraska – Lincoln (deadline 1/16) Assistant Professor of Bassoon/Theory

  • "…teach undergraduate music theory and aural skills."
  • Besides creative activity involving bassoon performance, the candidate "may also establish and maintain a program of scholarly productivity in the field of music theory."

Rider University (deadline 1/2) Assistant Professor (Popular Music)

  • " The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (PhD or DMA) in music or a related field with a primary focus on popular music studies.

Xavier University (review begins 1/7) Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Responsibilities include a full-time teaching load and departmental service including an Applied Instrument studio, teaching pedagogical classes in primary area, and teaching all lower and upper level theory courses.

Theory/Composition, etc.Edit

Appalachian State University (deadline ) Lecturer of Composition and Theory

Arizona State University (deadline 12/15) Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Composition (two vacancies)

  • "…provide excellent teaching to the composition and theory areas."
  • (1/15) Skype interview scheduled for week of 1/21
    • Any word on whether the interview is for the Assistant or Associate position (or both)?
    • Not sure- wording on the email seems like it's both. (Thanks for response!)

Calvin College (open until filled) Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Musicianship

  • "Our ideal candidate is a generalist with broad musical expertise who can teach our theory and musicianship sequence, including keyboard harmony, as well one or more of the following areas (listed in order of need): music technology (teaching Sibelius and ProTools basics, maintaining our lab and composition studio), composition, piano, strings, and/or voice."
  • "Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship."

Colby College (review begins 1/15, deadline 1/31) Faculty Fellow in Music Theory/Composition

Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (review begins 10/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Composition

  • Additional materials requested (x2)
  • Skype Interviews held the week of 11/5 - 11/8 (x2)
  • 12/7 E-mail notification that the position has been filled. "The hiring department selected a candidate whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position." (x2)

Depaul University (open until filled) Assistant Professor - Composition and Musicianship

  • (11/13) This listing had been up for a while... surprised that there hasn't been any motion yet, at least here.
  • (12/10) Here either. Anyone heard anything?
  • (12/27) Re-listed on Indeed.com.
  • (1/12) Skype interview scheduled for week of 1/14

Fullerton College (deadline 11/5) Music Theory/Composition Instructor (part-time)

George Fox University (open until filled) Adjunct Professor of Music (Spring 2019)

Georgetown University (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Composition

  • On campus interviews scheduled (11/2)
  • 1/9 Position filled per rejection email (x2)

New York University (review begins 12/10) Assistant Professor

  • "The Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a scholar of music studies at the assistant level. ... We encourage work that crosses and connects the department’s three subfields - composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology - and reaches out to other fields and modes of inquiry."

North Orange County Community College (posted 12/27, open until filled) Music Theory and Composition Instructor

  • "NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications."

Reed College (deadline 1/8) Two-Year Visiting Position in Music Composition/Theory

Sewanee: The University of the South (review begins 1/4) Assistant or Associate Professor of Composition/Music Theory

  • "She or he will possess professional-level ability on an orchestral or jazz instrument, will develop a studio on that instrument, and will contribute as appropriate to applied instruction and a University ensemble."

Texas Christian University (deadline 12/20) TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

Union College (deadline 12/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Composition

  • "Teaching courses in theory and composition is the primary responsibility of this position. ... The successful candidate will also demonstrate expertise in Digital Audio Arts, offering classes and supervising projects using digital media to create, record, and process sound."
  • 1/14 Phone interview requested (x2)

University of Kentucky (Lexington) (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor - Music Theory and Composition

  • "We are currently reviewing applications as they are received." (10/23)
  • 1/12 Skype interview scheduled

University of Northern Iowa (deadline 11/2) Assistant Professor - Music Composition and Theory

  • Required Doctoral degree in composition with 18+ hours graduate study in theory
  • 12/3 Additional materials requested
  • 1/10 Phone interview request

University of Utah (deadline 1/7) Assistant Professor - Music Composition and Theory

  • 01/17 Request for additional materials

Wheaton College (posted 12/26, review begins immediately, open until filled) Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition

  • "Desired qualifications include a commitment to the liberal arts, demonstrated Christian discipleship and spiritual maturity."

Wichita State University (deadline 12/9) Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Technology, and Composition; advise and recruit undergraduate and graduate music majors.
  • Doctoral degree in Music Theory, Composition, or closely related field.

Composition OnlyEdit

Berklee College of Music (deadline 10/15) Full-time Faculty, Composition Department.

  • On-campus interviews scheduled (11/16)

Chinese University of Hong Kong (closes 2/8) Assistant Professor of Composition

Emory University, Emory College of Arts and Sciences (deadline 10/19) Assistant/Associate Professor in Composition, tenure track

  • Request for additional materials (11/7)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/10)

Florida State University (review begins 10/15) Assistant Professor in Music Composition (job code: 44174)

  • On-campus interviews scheduled (11/8)
  • Position filled 12/17

Penn State University (deadline 11/20) Assistant Professor of Music Composition

  • "The successful candidate will have significant experience with software composition tools such as MIDI, virtual instruments, sound synthesis, and DAW software."
  • 12/07 Skype interview request
  • 1/12 On-campus interview scheduled

Queen's University Belfast (deadline 10/24) Lecturer in Composition (equal to 1-year VAP)

  • 10/22 Request for additional materials
  • 11/16 Rejection notification sent

University of Arizona (review begins 1/14) Assistant Professor of Music - Composition

University of California, Santa Barbara (deadline 12/13) Associate/Full Professor of Composition

  • Nominations and applications of composers of international stature for the Corwin Endowed Chair of Music Composition.

University of Chicago (deadline 11/1) 2019-2020 Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition Postdoctoral Researcher  (one-year non-renewable post-doc)

University of Chichester (deadline 1/2) Composition Tutor

University of Florida (deadline 11/15) Assistant Professor in Composition

  • 11/30 Skype interview request
  • 12/11 On-campus interview scheduled

University of Missouri-Kansas City (deadline 11/26) Assistant or Associate Professor of Composition

University of Southern California (review begins December 2018) Assistant Professor of Composition

  • 12/8 Additional materials requested (x4)

Composition/Music TechnologyEdit

Australian National University (deadline 9/30) Lecturer in Multimedia Composition/Music Technology

Brandeis University (no deadline listed, posted 7/9) Lecturer in Music, 527517

  • "The Brandeis University Department of Music seeks to hire an instructor to teach Mus162b: Seminar in MAX/MSP in Spring 2019. We seek an excellent teacher specializing in music technology, electronic music, and music composition, who meets departmental needs by offering undergraduate and graduate courses that range both chronologically and methodologically."

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: 3 postdocs at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (Deadline: 15 January 2019)

Fresno City College (deadline 10/20) Commercial Music Instructor - Full Time, Tenure Track

Georgia Tech (deadline 11/1) Assistant Professor - Music Technology

  • Rejection email 12/5 (X3 on 12/17)

Hamilton College (deadline 10/15) Assistant Professor

  • Skype interviews scheduled beginning 10/25 (x2)
  • 11/7 On-campus interview scheduled
  • 12/12 Position has been filled (anyone knows who?)
  • Offer made and accepted (Ryan Carter, VAP Hamilton College, PhD 2014 New York University)

Indiana University Bloomington (deadline 12/1) Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Composition: Electronic and Computer Music)

  • (11/24) Rec. letters requested
  • (12/10) Additional materials requested (x2)

McGill University (SIMSSA Project) (adjudication begins 02/04) Postdoctoral Researcher in Music Information Retrieval: The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University is hiring a new Postdoctoral Researcher in Music Information Retrieval. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator. The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable.

New York University (deadline 10/14) Assistant Professor - Music and Psychology, Tenure Track

  • Rejection email (x3)

Northeastern University (deadline 10/19) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Music Technology

  • 11/1 Skype interviews scheduled (not 10/30) (x2)
  • 11/21 On Campus Interview scheduled (from Musicology List)
  • 11/26 This is a different search than the one listed on the Musicology List. The difference was noted on that list several weeks ago. 
  • 01/04 Rejection email for *this* (music technology) search
  • 01/04 - Rejection email. Offer made/position accepted by another candidate.

San Diego State University (review begins 9/12) Assistant Professor: Sound Design and Digital Composition

  • 12/1 Rejection email (x2)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois (deadline 11/15) Full-Time Faculty - Art & Technology Studies, Tenure Track

Spelman College (deadline 12/1) Senior Lecturer - Music Technology and Composition, Non-Tenure Track

  • (11/17) Has this been closed? Link is dead and position does not appear in search.

SUNY Oneonta (posted 11/27) Assistant Professor - Composition and Audio Production

  • Emphasis on media scoring (film, video game, etc.)

Taylor University (posted 12/20, open until filled) Tenure-Track Position in Theory, Composition & Commercial Music

  • "Successful candidate will teach courses in the electronic music and audio production sequence and build a growing relationship with the TU Film and Media Studies area."
  • "Applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord."

Texas Tech University (open until filled) Assistant Professor of Media Music

University of California, San Diego (deadline 10/15) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) in Electronic Music

  • (11/3) Any movement?
  • (1/17) Still haven't heard anything.

University of Indianapolis  Assistant Professor/Director of Music Technology and Audio Recording Programs

University of Texas, Austin (deadline 02/28) Open Rank Faculty (TT or NTT) in Audio Technology / Computer Music

  • (1/17) Radio silence.

University of Utah (deadline 1/7) Assistant Professor - Electroacoustic Composition and Music Theory

  • (11/14) Rec. letters requested
  • (1/18) Request for additional materials (x2)

Virginia Commonwealth University (deadline 1/11) Assistant/Associate Professor of Composition and Sound Design for Cinema, Games, and Motion Media

General DiscussionEdit

2018-2019 wiki
  • From 5120j: Heads up to the Music Theory/Composition community - due to changes in life circumstances, I have decided that I will not be moderating/monitoring the theory wiki this year. I've gotten the page started, but that will be the extent of my involvement. Since I've been the one adding most jobs to the wiki for the past few seasons, I wanted to let everyone know so you all can be more pro-active about adding them yourselves.
  • Here is the list of bookmarks that I've used. These are basically in priority order - most positions show up on one of the first 5 or 6 sites, so it's fairly quick to click through the rest of the list.

7/23: Thank you, moderator, for your great service to our community of job seekers. Is there any individual or group of individuals who might be willing to monitor the sources mentioned and continue inputting job opportunities into the wiki?

8/21: Do we have anyone who is willing / able to act as moderator or co-moderator?

9/1: I'd be happy to work as co-moderator. I've just updated the Millikin University position with a link to the specific job ad. I'd welcome any additional co-moderators to edit this page.

9/2: Have we done away with the Composition Only category? 

9/8: (re: 9/2) I don't think we have done away with the Composition Only category; it's just that the jobs that fall into that category haven't come up quite yet, or so it seems to me at least.


11/6: Anyone have updates on the composition jobs? Info seems pretty scarce so far...


11/7: For those with more experience: is it okay to contact a search committee if you haven't heard anything back in a while? How long should you wait until it's appropriate to contact them? Or should we just treat silence as negative outcome?


11/7 (2): I wouldn't bother them unless you have another offer or a significant update to your C.V. (like an article acceptance). And these things can take a long time, so don't despair—silence is neutral, not negative! 

  • 11/12: As an applicant who's been on the market for more than a few years, I think this is particularly unhelpful advice. This entire Wiki probably wouldn't exist if institutions and search committees bothered to inform their applicants when a search moves forward to the next round, let alone about a potential timeline for the whole search. And you can have all the cordial interactions you'd like with members of a committee, but they still won't reveal where they are in their process. So I've found that it's far better to assume that silence must be negative, then just move on to the next thing. If you're pleasantly surprised later, then great.
  • 11/16 Yes, in principle you should let the search committee call you, don't call them, they should court you if they are so inclined. Yes, if you have an article acceptance (/new big commission / performance / prize as a composer, say), contact them with a CV update. Yes, the whole process is nerve-wracking and painful from the applicant's perspective. It is unfortunate, but I don't think that there's much wisdom in contacting the search committee unsolicited, since they are busy with whatever procedures they have for narrowing the list of applicants. (Same goes for sending materials that you haven't been asked for at that stage of the process). If you are considering an offer from a different school and would like to know if you're still in consideration for their search, that's different.

School-Specific DiscussionEdit

FSU-Theory assistant prof. (moved from Theory Only section) Whoa, this is remarkably quick. Any details?


The person chairing the search is the kind of person that gets things done.

11/28 Yes, very true. However, committees can be as slow as their slowest member and this most likely represents efficient team work as well.



Sewanee: The University of the South

(12/30) This position asks for audio recordings, but audio recordings can't be loaded into the online application. I emailed the fachire email with a question, but got an out-of-office message. Has anyone else run into this?

1/1 I uploaded a PDF with links to scores and audio files.

12/30 here: From fachire- "it is perfectly fine for you to submit links to streaming locations."

Taylor University

1/2 "Applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord." I will confess my personal and undying commitment to anyone or anything on this turgid job market.

1/2 (Re: Comment above) In doing so you would join a long tradition, dating back centuries, of musicians who undergo career-induced religious conversions.  Please be advised, though, that American evangelicals excel at sniffing out interlopers who would breach their communities.

1/3 I think that stating that you believe in something that you do not believe is equivalent to lying on your resume / cover letter. It's one thing to "tailor" (pun intended) your cover letter slightly and highlight your more relevant qualifications for the specific requirements of the job, and a very different thing to claim that you have qualifications that you do not have, which--if caught--would be a risk of academic dishonesty and dismissal. IF these private organizations want an applicant pool that is committed to Jesus, then that's what they want, whether you like it or not. As an atheist, I have had a great pleasure interacting with very devout Christian colleagues in the discipline (and look forward to seeing them again at SMT etc. etc.) The only place for lenience here seems to me to be if you're a Christian believer and you've not been to church service and Bible study EVERY single week during grad school, but have missed 15% of the "scheduled sessions" of this curriculum. Bottom line: Don't lie on your resume. Don't lie on your cover letter. Just present yourself in the best possible light based on facts, not alternative facts. Period. You don't want to get the job and then have somebody dig out your past Facebook messages in favor of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (or whatever) and then be dismissed after relocating.


Also, for your edification, From Wikipedia on Taylor University (retrieved Jan. 3, 2019):

"Students, faculty and staff are required to sign the 'Life Together Covenant' (LTC) upon joining the University. Community members pledge to adhere to certain standards of conduct and refrain from certain behaviors, including social dancing (excepting marriages taking place off of school property and choreographed or folk dance), premarital sex, homosexuality, smoking, and the consumption of alcohol, with the intention of strengthening the community as a whole. Students cannot register for classes or housing unless they have signed the LTC pledge each year. The LTC is viewed as not only a covenant, but as a binding contract as well. Penalties for not adhering to the LTC range from 'citizenship probation' to expulsion from the university. In 2013 the dancing rule was tweaked to allow officially sanctioned school dances. The Life Together Covenant covers activities and behaviors not only on the Taylor campus, but off-campus as well. The purpose is to strengthen the Christian community and to maintain a sense of maturity and accountability. Chapel services are held three times a week, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Services generally follow a modern nontraditional Christian theme. Chapel attendance is expected but attendance is on the honor system. In spite of this, chapel is nearly always well attended."


1/3 (2). 1/3 (1) makes a great point, but I love 1/2 (2)'s idea. I want to be the Mendelssohn of Taylor University!

1/3 (1 again) I appreciate the fact that we have apparently not lost our collective sense of humor in these challenging professional times. However, if Taylor University's search committee is reading this, they should be extra suspicious that some applicants are not in good Faith. Without judgment for a moment, it seems to me that most academics have no problem with homosexuality, premarital sex, smoking, dancing, and alcohol, and indeed might have very serious conscientious problems with working at an institution that has a problem with these and prohibits them. To be judgmental, furious, and righteous (from my perspective) for a moment, I definitely wouldn't want to work in an anti-gay institution. On a practical level, every minute spent here / spent in applying for jobs that one is not qualified for (including due to lack of commitment to Christian faith under a certain definition) is a minute not spent on doing something productive (like working on a resubmission of an article / applying for a composer opportunity / applying to a job that would consider someone like you) or just relaxing or doing something nice for oneself, including the pleasures forbidden by Taylor University and similar institutions.

1/4 It's all fun & games until you realize that institutions like Taylor tend to foster a culture that is aesthetically restrictive. If your religion and aesthetics don't match theirs already, you'll be giving up your religious and your musical freedom. I can imagine a fake religious conversion, but compromising your aesthetics?

Wiki CounterEdit

  • Check all that apply

I am a theorist: 17

I am a composer: 24

I am a little of both (theorist/composer): 12

I am a musicologist with strong theoretical leanings: 1

I am a computer music scientist: 1

I am currently in a TT position: 14

I am currently in a renewable track non-tenure-track position: 6

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 9

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market:

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 13

I am a recent (3 years or less) PhD and on the market: 7

I am a recent (3 years or less) DMA and on the market: 7

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 9

I am a no-longer-so-recent DMA and on the market: 5

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position: 

I am a tenured or tenure-track professor whose position has been cut:

I am an adjunct professor whose position has been cut:

I am working outside of the academy: 6

I am ABD and on the market: 14

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 6

I am a member of a search committee: 1