Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Music Theory and Cognition

The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible faculty position in the program of Music Theory and Cognition. The ideal candidate will complement current faculty strengths and be committed to music theory as both a practical and academic discipline, engaging musicians in a comprehensive School of Music and the broader population of Northwestern as a research-oriented University. The position will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor, to begin September 1, 2022. 


Required: PhD in Music Theory; proven record of a) scholarship as evidenced by publications and b) excellence in teaching music at the university level

Preferred: Proven record of successful teaching in a school or conservatory of music within a U.S. university


Teach upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in field(s) of expertise; direct and advise dissertations; participate in the activities of a School of Music in a research university.

Application Information:

Screening begins September 1, 2021, and continues until position is filled. Applicants should submit: 

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three persons qualified to serve as references

Please direct questions to Dr. Vasili Byros, Search Committee Chair, at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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