Open Position: Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Race

Assistant Professor


The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Theory and Race, which may include a scholarly emphasis on critical race theory, historical perspectives on race and music theory, or other issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity as they pertain to music theory and analysis. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD or DMA by June 30, 2022, the time of appointment.  The responsibilities of the position are graduate and undergraduate teaching (including required courses in the undergraduate theory sequence), research and publication, and departmental service. 


PhD or DMA. Candidates must demonstrate excellent promise for future development as scholars and teachers.  

Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching experience and research interests, a statement describing how your scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities, contact information for three referees, and one writing sample of no more than 30 pages.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications to be filed online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran