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Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition

Thornton School of Music - Music Theory and Composition Los Angeles, California

Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition

University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for one or more anticipated openings as Part-Time Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Courses to be assigned include MUCO 132ab (aural skills for music majors), MUCO 133ab (freshman theory for music majors), as well as courses and individual instruction in electro-acoustic composition and performance.  Additional courses in composition, orchestration and counterpoint may be assigned, either as courses or individual instruction, as needed by the department.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, gifted teacher with a minimum one year of college teaching experience, expertise in music theory and electro-acoustic music, and will have at least a Masters degree in composition and/or theory, with a completed doctorate or ABD preferred.

Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a rigorous music education in a real-world context. We offer a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding and innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. For more information, please visit us at www.usc.edu/music.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States.


Candidates are asked to provide:

  • a letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.


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REQ20059742 Posted Date: 05/16/2018

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