Music and Theatre Arts: Assistant Professor with emphasis in Music Theory and Applied Viola


A full-time, probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Music Theory (67%) and Applied Viola (33%) beginning August 25, 2014.


  • Teach sections of written and aural music theory.
  • Serve as instructor of applied viola which includes an active studio class.
  • Maintain professional performance activities.
  • Other courses and responsibilities are possible according to candidate interest and departmental need.
  • Participate in recruiting, research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.


  • Doctorate required (ABD applicants must complete the doctoral degree by March 20, 2015).
  • A music theory minor, equivalent training in graduate music theory course work, or successful experience teaching undergraduate music theory is required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in performance as both a solo and ensemble artist in viola and demonstrated success as a teacher of viola is required, preferably at the university level.
  • Salary will be commensurate with teaching and related professional experience.

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts serves approximately 320 music majors and minors supported by 27 full-time and nine part-time faculty. The department and its musical programs are highly regarded in the state and region and enrich the Eau Claire community while providing outstanding academic opportunities. Our faculty are well known for the quality of their performances and for their innovative teaching. Academic programs include the BM degree in performance, theory and composition; the BME degree in instrumental, choral and general music education; the BA and BS degrees in music and music history. All degree programs are fully accredited by NASM. The department also serves 95 majors and minors supported by six full-time faculty and two staff in undergraduate programs in theatre arts and dance and offers BA degrees in theatre and theatre education, as well as a minor in dance. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the department's website at .

Application Procedure

Materials required:

  • Letter of application addressing position qualifications
  • Copy of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendations.
  • High quality recordings (upload mp3, links to video/audio; no video upload, please). Please include several recent performances that demonstrate both solo and ensemble repertoire.
  • A list of additional references including e-mail addresses.

To apply, go to: UW-Eau Claire Careers .

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If you have application questions, call or email:

Nichole Akright, Academic Department Associate
Phone: 715-836-4954

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 30, 2013 (extended from November 15, 2013). However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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Posted 9/23/13

Revised 11/15/13--Extended priority application date to 11/30/13