Dean of the Faculty


Two-Year Visiting Position in Music Composition/Theory

The Department of Music at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in Music Composition/Theory beginning Fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities include two one-semester advanced theory, analysis, and/or musicianship courses; a one-semester composition course; two one-semester elective courses in an area of the instructor’s expertise; and supervision of yearlong senior theses, as necessary.  The committee welcomes applications demonstrating experience with notation-based music and/or electronic media as part of the composition portfolio. Preference will be given to the applicant who, in addition to being committed to achieving excellence as a teacher, has experience as a practicing artist. Applicants should have their DMA or Ph.D. in hand by October 1, 2019.  Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. Application materials should address how the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Mark Burford, chair of the search committee, at The deadline for receipt of applications is January 8, 2019. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.  An equal opportunity employer, Reed College strongly encourages applications from women and from members of underrepresented groups.

Deadline: January 8, 2019