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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Date Posted: 03/26/24

The Wabash College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory for the 2024-25 academic year. We seek a candidate to teach three courses per semester plus a lab component. The successful candidate will teach Music Theory I (beginning), II (intermediate), and III (advanced) as part of the department’s core curriculum, as well as a special topics course based on their own expertise. The music major and minor curriculum is taught as part of a broader liberal arts education, and an ideal candidate would have interdisciplinary approaches to music theory and analysis. Such approaches might incorporate popular and world music or multimedia theory.


Candidates should have a PhD or ABD status in Music Theory or a related field. Previous college teaching experience is highly desired. Wabash College does not provide H-1B or other immigrant case sponsorship for short-term visiting positions.

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including academically and culturally diverse faculty. More than 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.

Applications, including a letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation, should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin April 9, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Michael Abbott, Professor and Chair of the Department, at Application questions may be directed to Ms. Julia Phipps, Academic Administrative Coordinator,

Wabash seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer.


Ms. Julia Phipps
Academic Administrative Coordinator
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Mr. Michael Abbott
Department Chair


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