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Preceptor Position in Music

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Title Preceptor Position in Music
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Music
Position Description

The Department of Music seeks applications for a preceptor in Music. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for four courses over the academic year (two per semester), primarily in music theory at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach composition and/or to incorporate popular and/or jazz idioms into introductory theory is an asset. The Preceptor may also be responsible for teaching a theory review course for graduate students. The Preceptor will also be responsible for advising undergraduate theses and independent studies, as well as working with graduate students on pedagogical training.
The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years (within the eligibility guidelines of the FAS), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching music theory.

Additional Qualifications

A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 17, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy, including an outline of what topics and skills you would teach in a two-semester first-year undergraduate theory sequence for music majors.
4. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by
a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
When your application is submitted to this system, your reference letter writers will receive a prompt asking them to upload a letter as soon as possible. Please make sure they are informed well before you submit.

Contact Information

Chair of the Preceptor Search Committee
Harvard University Department of Music
3 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents