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Limited Term Instructor of Music Theory

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144

Job ID: 273276

About Us

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs to over 43,000 students. Our high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and across the globe. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional, and national level.  

Our vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. As part of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State exemplifies the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university.  Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, elevational, open and impact-generating, and being true to ourselves. In addition, Kennesaw State supports the University of Georgia's core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect.  For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information

Serving over 250 music majors and 1600 non-majors, the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music is a dynamic community of learners within the College of the Arts at KSU, the 3rd largest public university in the University System of Georgia. The Bailey School of Music offers undergraduate degrees in performance (instrumental, vocal, and jazz), music theory, composition, and music education, as well as a music minor. KSU is an R2 institution located in the north metro Atlanta suburbs with easy access to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and all the world-class arts and cultural events that this vibrant area has to offer. Please visit our Bailey School of Music Website for more information. 

The KSU College of the Arts (COTA) is a student-centered community of distinguished artists and scholars. With over 100 public performances, exhibitions, and research presentations each year, serving over 37,000 patrons annually, COTA plays a pivotal role in advancing KSU's institutional focus on community engagement. Integral to Atlanta's thriving arts ecology, COTA benefits from ongoing partnerships with the premiere arts organizations in our region. Dedicated to expanding the boundaries of knowledge, possibility, and imagination, we form a dynamic collaboration between four nationally accredited programs: the School of Art and Design, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music. For more information about our programs, our season, and our state-of-the-art facilities, please visit our website at: KSU College of the Arts.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track, Limited Term Instructor of Music Theory faculty position in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music with a preferred start date of August 2024. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.


  • Teaching music theory, aural skills, and other related coursework based on the candidate's strengths and academic needs of the Bailey School of Music at the undergraduate level.
  • Additional responsibilities may include recruiting and other university service.  

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines. 

Required Qualifications

  • An earned master's degree, or the foreign equivalent, in music is required.
  • Experience teaching music theory and aural skills coursework is required. 
Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.  
Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV  
  2. Cover Letter  
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)  
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, please apply by June 18, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Nathan Nabb,

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email

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