Open Position: Music Theory Lecturer in Discipline

The Department of Music at Columbia University 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.

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three referees, and a statement about teaching experience and interests. The Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and we seek candidates who are able to contribute to this commitment through their teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD (in Music Theory or a related field) or DMA by the time of appointment. Previous experience teaching music theory at the college level is required.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications to be filed online at:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.