Visiting Assistant Professor

Music Theory and Cognition

Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music requests applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Cognition. Full-time, non-tenure eligible. Position begins September 1, 2021.


Teaching, research, and service activities consistent with those of a large school of music within a research university. Teach upper level undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in music theory as well as other courses and seminars in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise and scholarly interest(s).



  • Doctoral degree in Music Theory
  • Record of research activity through publications and/or national/international presentations
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching music theory at the university level

Preferred Requirements

  • Expertise in 19th- and/or 20th-century repertoires.

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications will begin Friday, March 12, 2021.

Application Materials: Apply via email with letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three individuals qualified to serve as references.

Send to: Morris Phibbs, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Bienen School of Music,


Please address inquiries to Dr. Richard Ashley, Music Studies, Bienen School of Music,

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.