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This page is for jobs that begin in 2014

Last year's page: Musicology/Ethnomusicology, 2012-13

The year before that's page: Musicology/Ethnomusicology, 2011-12

Music theory and composition page: Music Theory/Composition

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Schools with accepted offersEdit

Please use the following template for entries:

  • Institution Name: First Name Last Name (DOCTORAL INSTITUTION, YYYY or ABD; Current Position (if applicable)
    • For ABDs, please only indicate a graduation year if you've already defended and submitted. Nothing against you, but ABD->Done is often a moving target.
    • For folks who weren't/aren't enrolled at a doctoral institution, congrats on being an exception! A note in square brackets indicating the terminal degree is fine.

And with no further ado:

  • Baylor University: Monique Ingalls (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2008; University of Cambridge)
  • Beloit College: Tes Slominski (NYU, 2010; Beloit College)
  • Berkeley City College: Aaron Mobley (UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2013)
  • Butler University: Nicholas Johnson (OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2012; Butler University)
  • College of Charleston: Michael O'Brien (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN 2010; Luther College)
  • Columbia University: Julia Doe (YALE UNIVERSITY, 2013; Columbia University Mellon Postdoc)
  • Dartmouth College: William Cheng (HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2013; Harvard Society of Fellows)
  • Grinnell College: Mark Laver (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 2011; University of Guelph Postdoc)
  • Kalamazoo College: Beau Bothwell (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2013)
  • Middle Tennessee State University: Director, Center for Popular Music: Gregory Reish (UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2001; Roosevelt University)
  • North Central College: Kelley Tatro (DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2013)
  • Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University: Loren Ludwig (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2011: Grinnell College)
  • Reed College: Christopher Wells (UNC-CHAPEL HILL, ABD [2014])
  • St. Mary's College:  Emily McManus (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2011; Texas A&M University)
  • St. Olaf College: Louis Epstein (HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2013; University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  • San Diego Mesa College: N. Scott Robinson (KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2013; Towson University)
  • Southern Methodist University: Zachary Wallmark (UCLA, ABD [2014])
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook: Erika Supria Honisch (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2011; University of Missouri, Kansas City)
  • Temple University: Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2008: Stanford University)
  • University College Cork: J. Griffith Rollefson (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, 2009; UC Berkeley & University of Cambridge)
  • University of California, Los Angeles: Jessica Schwartz (NYU 2012, Columbia University)
  • University of California Santa Cruz: Nicol Hammond (NYU, ABD [2014])
  • University of Georgia: Emily Frey (UC BERKELEY, ABD [2014])
  • University of Kansas: Colin Roust (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2007; Roosevelt University)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst: Marianna Ritchey (UCLA 2011, Lewis & Clark) and Emiliano Ricciardi (Stanford University 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • University of Oxford: Laura Tunbridge (PRINCETON, 2004; University of Manchester)
  • University of Oxford / New College, Tutorial Fellowship and Organist: Robert Quinney (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, 1998 [BA, MPHIL]; Peterborough Cathedral)
  • University of Pittsburgh: Shalini Ayyagari (UC BERKELEY 2009; American University)
  • University of Texas, Panamerican : Andrés Amado (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, 2013)
  • Vanderbilt University: Douglas Shadle (UNC-CHAPEL HILL, 2010; University of Louisville)
  • Wake Forest University: Elizabeth Clendinning (FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2013; Emory University)
  • Wesleyan University: Roger Mathew Grant (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2010; University of Oregon)
  • Wichita State University: Mary Channen Caldwell (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2013; University of Texas, Austin)

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches Edit

1. The Catholic University of America - Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology — CANCELLED (to resume next year)

  • Just had a conversation with a professor friend at Catholic.  They are letting at least one music faculty member go this year and replacing that person with a 'do everything' adjunct.  

2. University of Louisville

  • according to email, they couldn't agree on a candidate based on telephone conversation

Jobs for 2014 Edit

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2014" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2013-2014 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2014-2015 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between July 2014 and April 2015, and can include such things as 1-term visiting professorships, temporary lecturer opportunities, etc. Listings accidentally placed here but belonging to a preceding or following academic year will be moved appropriately.

In keeping with discussion on the previous year's wiki page, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world, including but not limited to: non-tenure track full-time university faculty, full-time tenure track faculty, and full-time community college faculty appointments.

American University of Sharjah, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Middle East focus) (Deadline: 28 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program invites applications for position: Ethnomusicology with a Middle-Eastern focus for Fall 2014.
  • Responsibilities for Ethnomusicologist: teach applied lessons on Middle Eastern instruments and/or a Middle Eastern ensemble; other teaching duties will be assigned based on candidates strengths and areas of specialization, but could include courses in Middle-Eastern music studies, string ensemble, music appreciation, survey of non-western music, music theory, and/or music history; Required: established reputation as an ethnomusicologist through publication and performance; record of specialization on the study and the performance of Middle-Eastern music; record of successful teaching at the university level; proven ability to recruit outstanding students. Preferred: doctoral degree or equivalent experience; and commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. Both new faculty members will contribute to the sustainability, growth, and development of the Performing Arts Program's (Music, Theatre, and Dance) artistic goals; serve on college and/or university-wide committees. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2013.
  • Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (cv and resume for the TD position), and the names and contact information of three references to:cashr@aus.edu
  • The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is liberal arts university of approximately 5000 students located in the Emirate of Sharjah, approximately 10 km from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The language of instruction is English. Generous benefits including housing on campus are provided. Please, visit www.aus.edu for information regarding the American University of Sharjah. Positions contingent upon funding.
  • Request for additional materials (12/10/13).
  • Request for skype interview (12/17/13).

Australian National University, Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 23 March 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • Situated in a magnificent purpose-built building in the heart of Australia’s leading research University, the School of Music at ANU is seeking a Lecturer in Music who has an established record of research and performance activity, and is a skilled educator and performer. You will be able to make a significant contribution to the teaching of our core undergraduate courses, as well as be capable of working as part of a team, and comfortable with using emerging technologies for teaching and learning in music.
  • The School supports world-class education in both elite music practice and scholarship to meet the need of students at the Australian National University, the local and regional community, Australian creative industries, and, more generally to help promote and sustain a musically aware and critically informed citizenry.
  • To be successful in this role you will make significant contributions to the teaching, outreach, research profile and international standing of the School, in line with this educational philosophy. It is also expected that you will lead or contribute significantly to interdisciplinary academic activity within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.
  • ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities are not limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity @ ANU, visit http://hr.anu.edu.au/staff-equity
  • Requires a letter of application, CV, and list of references
  • Request for Skype interview (April 2, 2014) x1
  • Request for more materials (April 6, 2014) x1



Bates College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - African American Music (Deadline: 1 February 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department of Bates College announces a one-year position for a scholar of African American music, to begin on August 1st, 2014. Teaching responsibilities include courses in African American popular music cross-listed in the African American Studies program, cultural politics in the American Cultural Studies Program, and first-year music theory. The teaching load for this position consists of five courses within the academic year. A completed or nearly completed doctorate in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, or another relevant field is expected. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • The search will begin on February 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of application, and curriculum vitae to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at academicservices@bates.edu. Please arrange with three recommenders to send letters of recommendation (one of whom can speak to your teaching experience or capabilities) to the same email address, preferably in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Supplementary materials (graduate school transcript and a sample of scholarly writing), if requested by the department, will be reviewed beginning February 24, 2014. Please include your last name and R2076 in the subject line of all submissions.
  • The college and the Music Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
  • Email rejection claiming position has been filled - 4/14/14

Beloit College, Assistant/Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 January 2014 – PASSED)Edit

Description:

  • Beloit College seeks an excellent teacher and productive researcher to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in ethnomusicology beginning in August 2014. This faculty member will help the department develop the college’s music program into one that embraces the spirit of the liberal arts. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, musical anthropology, or related fields and be able to offer introductory courses in ethnomusicology. upper-level topical/thematic courses in her or his area of specialty that examine the intersections between music and other disciplines, and can contribute to courses in sound studies. Courses that could be cross-listed or encourage collaboration among faculty are especially welcome. We also invite candidates interested in forming and leading a musical ensemble of their choosing. The successful candidate will be an active and engaged teacher, will develop a scholarly program that can involve undergraduates, will contribute to all-college programs such as first-year seminars, interdisciplinary courses, and international education, and will serve in leadership roles in campus governance.
  • Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
  • Inquiries may be addressed to Beth Pohl at pohlb@beloit.edu. Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and scholarly interests, and contact information for three references to musicapply@beloit.edu or send them to Beth Pohl, Department of Music, 700 College St., Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511. Application deadline: January 1, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • AA/EEO Employer.
  • Any ideas on whether the current postdoctoral fellow is an inside candidate? Her two-year term is up after this year, and as an outsider, it looks awfully like this TT position is meant to take the place of that fellowship. Any thoughts on whether my suspicions are correct?
  • If the deadline is in January, then they are probably serious about getting a big applicant pool. It can't hurt to apply.
  • Request for reference letters, 1/22 (x3)
  • Request for phone interview, 2/2 (x2)
  • Request for campus visit
  • Beloit has a track record of hiring internal candidates, across disciplines. I don't mean to spread malice or gossip in any way. I am simply stating something that is easily verifiable. 

Birmingham-Southern College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 1 December 2013)Edit

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2014. Candidates should hold a doctorate or ABD by the date of appointment (August 2014) in the appropriate area, and demonstrated expertise in applied music teaching and specific experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment and to working with colleagues to accomplish the overall goals for the music department and the College.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate performance in area of expertise and one classroom course in the secondary area per term (musicology preferred); upper-level courses according to need and load capabilities. Approximately one-third load each term to include class room instruction in the secondary area. Evidence of professional and pedagogical accomplishment in the primary area is essential. Pursue appropriate research/performance, publication and scholarship, which may include on-campus presentations in the form of lectures and/or recitals as appropriate. All College faculty serve on elected and appointed committees of the faculty.

Birmingham-Southern College is a highly selective liberal arts college consistently recognized for its academic quality. The college currently enrolls 1,300 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. A vibrant center for arts, entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities, Birmingham ranked in the top 10% of all metro areas for quality of life by the Places Rated Almanac 2000. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; the largest art museum in the Southeast; and annual art, music, and film festivals--as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application including a concise teaching philosophy, statement of how you would contribute to a diverse campus, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and the most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the preliminary stage). Electronic submission is preferred. Email to: http://jkensmoe@bsc.edu or send to Dr. Jeff Kensmoe, Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 9033, Birmingham, Alabama 35254.

Application review begins Dec. 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.

Anyone hear anything about this one?

  • 4/15 - Email from search com chair - "All I can say at the moment is that we are still in the process."

Boston College, Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in Western art music post 1750. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in musicology, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a well developed research agenda, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Boston College's mission. The Boston College Music Department favors an integrated approach to the discipline and places Western music traditions within a broad cultural context that emphasizes the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University.
  • While specialization in any area post 1750 will be considered, candidates with an interest in sacred music (broadly defined), and/or a willingness to help develop the department's commitment to the innovative use of digital technologies in the classroom would be an advantage.
  • Boston College is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, and the candidate's willingness to contribute to this educational mission will be regarded as an asset. 
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2013.
  • To apply, please upload the following documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/22084: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional materials until requested. For further information please contact the Music Department at 617-552-8720 or musicdep at bc.edu. Fax: 617-552-3807.
  • Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
  • Anybody get any nibbles yet (asked 2/7/14)?
  • Oh man, I forgot I even applied to this job. What's going on!?
  • I have heard third hand (2/15) that interviews have taken place but I have no direct knowledge.
  • On-campus interviews have taken place. (2/17)
  • Offer made (3/16)

Butler University, Assistant Professor of Musicology (Pre-1800) (15 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The School of Music of Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts is inviting applications and nominations for Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure-track. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Music History courses emphasizing the periods before 1800. Academic advising, student mentoring, advising master's theses, engaging writing-intensive courses, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate. Continuing excellence in teaching and scholarship is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion. This position begins August 2014.
  • Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. in musicology, with specialization in music before 1800, is required. A strong record of teaching college-level music history course must be present. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will have a background in developing online courses or using online course components. A secondary emphasis in World Music or another area of expertise will be expected. Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the University's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to apply. In their applications, candidates should address how they can contribute to diversity. You may view this advertisement online at: http://www.butler.edu/human-resources/employment/faculty/jca/
  • To apply: Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Send supporting materials to:
Dr. James Briscoe
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
School of Music
Jordan College of Arts
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
  • Materials may be submitted electronically in one PDF document to: jcamusicologysearch@butler.edu
  • Submitted materials will not be returned. We will be interviewing at the AMS meeting in Pittsburgh. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The Jordan College of the Arts is the home of nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate programs in music, dance, theater, arts administration, arts plus design, and a graduate program in music. The School of Music includes nearly 250 undergraduate and graduate students in twelve majors. Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with roughly 4400 students, located in a residential area five miles from downtown Indianapolis. Named one of the "Best in the Midwest" by US News & World Report, Butler emphasizes a liberal arts-infused education that develops engaged citizens committed to making a positive difference in the world. The University is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as five professional colleges: Business, Communication, Education, Jordan College of the Arts, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
  • PLEASE tell me that this is because Jim Briscoe is finally retiring.
  • Jim Briscoe is the one who is receiving materials (see above). It does not look like he is retiring.
  • I most sincerely hope the above poster meant to say "I wonder if Dr. Briscoe has decided to retire after many years of service" rather than what might come across as negative (and there seems to be a consensus that such behavior is inappropriate and gossipy).
    • A) Agreed with the above poster; let's not be snippy.
    • B) I would imagine that this post is meant to fill the void left by Sarah Eyerly; there was a temporary one-year position posted last year, and this is likely the search for a permanent replacement.
      • I agree
  • Phone interviews occured earlier this week (12/15)
  • Campus interviews are underway (2/5)
  • Email with best wishes for our future, announcing the end of the search (3/5)
  • Offer Accepted (4/16)

CalArts: Full-Time World Music in Performance, African Music (Deadline: open until filled)Edit

  • World Music Performance With Specialization in African Music: The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts seeks an artist/teacher skilled in African music performance for a full-time position in its World Music Performance program, to be filled by one or more qualified candidates. The qualified candidate(s) will have the ability to help lead the overall administration of the World Music Performance program. The World Music Performance program embraces the mastery of traditional styles alongside contemporary explorations. The School offers courses of study leading to the BFA in World Music Performance and the MFA with specializations in African Music and Dance, North Indian Music, Indonesian (Javanese and Balinese) Music and Dance, and World Percussion. Additional classes and ensembles are also taught in Persian Classical Music, introductory Japanese music, and some Latin American areas. The program emphasizes professional-level performance techniques, repertoire, theory, and musicianship skills in all areas. World Music classes, augmented by courses surveying a variety of music cultures, serve as essential core elements in many of the School's degree programs. We are seeking a faculty member with experience teaching in all levels of African music performance and theory for both undergraduates and graduates. S/He should have experience in other areas related to integrating knowledge of world music into the School's general curriculum and program administration. All traditions of African music are presently being considered for this position, although West African/Ghanaian ensembles have traditionally been offered in the curriculum and are still active. It is essential that the candidate be an artist/performer/teacher/scholar who is capable of leading ensembles and giving students in-depth experiences in the music and culture of his/her expertise. An international reputation as an accomplished artist is desirable, along with interests in exploring contemporary directions in a global musical context and a commitment to program building. Performing in concerts sponsored by the School is also included in the responsibilities of the position. For the full job specifications and information on how to apply please visit: http://calarts.edu/employment/world-music-performance-specialization-african-music. CalArts is an equalopportunity employer. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000821717-01#sthash.1oheJJVJ.dpuf

Carleton University (Deadline: March 17, or until position is filled) Edit

  • Located in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2014.
  • Applicants should have expertise in ethnomusicology. A specialty in an Asian music tradition and/or in other non-Western popular musics is preferred. A background in non-Western musical performance would also be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in ethnomusicology, from introductory undergraduate courses to the M.A. level (in our Music and Culture M.A. program), as well as to supervise graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D., a strong commitment to scholarship as reflected in publications, an active research profile and demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Please submit your complete application electronically in four (4) separate files including: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample publications; and 4) a teaching dossier.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent separately.
  • Your application should be sent electronically to:
Dr. Brian Foss
Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture
Carleton University
Attention: laurie.jaeger@carleton.ca
  • Request for Skype interview (4/10)
  • E-mail rejection (4/17)
  • "It is my sad duty to inform you that your name is not included on that shortlist. I am sorry to be the bearer of this bad news." Really, this is the best letter of rejection a PhD can write?? I didn't lose a family member or friend, don't flatter yourself...

The Catholic University of America (Deadline: 15 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 10/xx/13 - AA survey received via email.
  • 12/17/13 - Search canceled because of budgetary constraints (notified via e-mail). (x2)
  • They are holding the 2014-2015 applications and will recontact us in the Fall (Thanks, CUA, that's a nice gesture.)

Cleveland State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open Until Filled, Review begins: January 10th)Edit

  • Description: The Department of Music seeks a Historical Musicologist for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, beginning August 18, 2014. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in music history, music appreciation, and writing about music, and graduate seminars in music history, publishing scholarly research in music history, and performing university service.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Minimal requirements consist of a completed Doctorate in Historical Musicology, demonstrated teaching experience, and publications in music history.
    • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated achievement in teaching music history and a substantial record of publication and expertise in the areas of 20th century music, film music, popular music or related subjects.
  • Response Information:
    • Interested applicants must submit the following documentations:
      • Cover Letter;
      • Curriculum Vitae;
      • Sample Written Research/Document;
      • Evidence of Teaching Experience (e.g. Course Evals, etc.);
      • and List of Courses Taught.
    • Applications will be exclusively accepted online at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52921. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Hiring is contingent on the maintaining of existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Cleveland State University is an AA/EOE committed to non-discrimination. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.
  • Note: posted on Chronicle Vitae today. From the internal page it was apparently posted on Oct. 25. *shrug* (5 Dec)
  • Any news on this? (2/26)
  • don't get your hopes up, it's a sham. Compare the search description to this fellow's bio: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/music/facultyandstaff/bios/baumgartner.html
  • I'd encourage people not to worry about internal candidates. I don't know anything about this particular seach, but I've seen a number of positions go to someone other than the VAP. Sometimes a new person looks shinier than someone whose faults have been on display for the past year. 
  • Campus interviews are underway (3/7)

Coastal Carolina University: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 18 February 2014 – PASSED)Edit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in music, with a focus on ethnomusicology. The appointment will be effective August 2014.
The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in ethnomusicology/music history/musicology and demonstrated teaching and scholarly expertise in African-American vernacular culture, with particular emphasis on Gullah/Geechee musical culture, African-American spirituals and Gospel music. The successful candidate will exhibit a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring in a cross-disciplinary context, and should be able to conduct field work in our service region of eastern South Carolina. Teaching responsibilities will include music department courses for majors and non-majors, including ethnomusicology courses in support of anthropology, history, archeology, linguistics and literature programs. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial. The salary range is competitive with regional CUPA Averages.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,400 students from 45 states and 56 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarship or scholarly agenda and a curriculum vita listing at least three (3) references with contact information. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 18, 2014, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Donald Sloan, Chair, Ethnomusicologist Search Committee at dsloan@coastal.edu or 843-349-2192.
Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.  

4/1: Any news on this position? 

4/9: Heard a rumor of an institution-wide hiring freeze.  Rumor confirmed via email.

Colgate University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 10 February 2014)Edit

  • The Department of Music as Colgate University invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in ethnomusicology beginning Fall 2014. Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will have a PhD in ethnomusicology and performance experience in world music. Preferred areas of specialization will be the music of Africa, South Asia, East Asia, or Java. Teaching duties will involve five courses for the 2014-15 year, which will incle an Introduction to World Music, a world music student performing ensemble in the candidate's specialty, a course in basic music theory, and one to two courses in Colgate's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. One possibility for this core course would be to focus on the coutry's culture and identity.
  • Please submit a letter of application and CV, along with any supporting performance materials, via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3871 . Also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation through academicjobsonline, at least one of which should address teach. Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2014, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
  • Does anyone have any information regarding how to upload "any supporting performance materials" to the academicjobsonline website? I don't see any option there to upload anything else besides a letter of application and CV? Any  thoughts on what they are looking for here--recordings of performances...?

College of Charleston: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology,
  • The Department of Music at the College of Charleston invites applications for the position Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, beginning in the fall of 2014. Completed doctorate at the time of application in Ethnomusicology or related field.
  • Preferred specialization in musics of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, or American traditional music. Experience and training in European art music and scholarship is also required. Teach surveys of world music, courses related to area of specialization, upper level seminars in ethnomusicology, and introductory and survey courses in European art music for music majors and non-majors.
  • Additional materials, including scholarly writings and evidence of successful teaching, may be requested at a later time. For more information and to apply, please visit the following link: http://jobs.cofc.edu:80/postings/2046
  • Request for Skype interview.
  • Has anyone yet been contacted for a Skype interview? Yes.
  • Is there a long list already? Yes.
  • Thanks for the timely response. Best of luck to all.
  • Campus invites scheduled for late January / early February.
  • Campus visits underway.
  • Offer accepted (3/22).

Columbia University: Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology (Deadline: 1 November 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department of Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in historical musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2014.
  • Although the Department has instructional needs in opera, it is seeking the best possible candidate in any period or area of specialization. The reponsibilities comprise graduate and undergraduate teaching, including participation in Columbia's Core Curriculum; research and publication; and departmental service.
  • All continuing appointment begin with a one-year contract, for which renewal is anticipated. Applicants must have received the doctorate by 1 July 2014, the time of the appointment.
  • Through Columbia's online RAPS system, please upload a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, an abstract of the disertation, the names and contact information for three references, and one writing sample.  Web address is: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58221
  • Review of applications will begin 1 November 2014.
  • Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
  • 10/7: anybody know what a dissertation abstract is meant to be, in this context? Is this like a full 20 page thing with chapter outlines? What if you have a book manuscript outline of the book your dissertation later became--do they still want to see an abstract for the earlier work? I've never seen this requirement before. Any hot tips?
    • It is most likely the 250--300-word abstract that many institutions require of dissertations. Since they are asking for a writing sample, it's unlikely they want a lengthy (book-proposal/dissertation-prospectus-like) summary of the diss in addition. If you have a book, I imagine an up-to-date summary of it (instead of diss summary) can't hurt. The diss abstract requirement is probably aimed at ABDs and recent PhDs.
    • thank you! Very helpful!
  • Request for further written work (11/22)
  • Campus visits scheduled.
  • Can anyone else confirm the above two updates (request/campus)? Both updates seem to have come from Columbia itself (according to IP). I haven't directly heard a peep from them at all.
  • Both of those updates are correct.
  • Any news here? Interviews should have been a while ago already.
  • Offer accepted. (3/25)

Columbia University: Director, Music Performance Program (Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) (Deadline: Review begins April 7, 2014)

The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to serve as Director of its Music Performance Program, beginning on July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates with artistic and intellectual accomplishments, with relevant teaching and administrative experience, and with broad interests in the musical disciplines. The appointee will manage the budget and recommend policies and priorities for the MPP, reporting directly to the Chair of the Department, and will work in consultation with the Department to frame and implement the activities of the Music Performance Program. The appointee's responsibilities will also include coordinating auditions, forming student chamber ensembles, assigning appropriate coaches to these ensembles, scheduling concerts, student recitals, and other performances, and overseeing the teaching of private lessons. In addition, the appointee will teach one course per term, usually in the Core Curriculum, to be determined in consultation with the Chair.

This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

Through Columbia University's online system, please upload a letter of application (including a statement of teaching interests and experience), a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For more information and to apply, please go to academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59001

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College: "Tenure-Track Professor" of MusicEdit

(Deadline: 1 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • Dartmouth College, School of Arts & Sciences, Music, Assistant Professor of Music
  • The Department of Music at Dartmouth College seeks a new colleague to create and teach imaginative courses about the music of other times and/or places. Teaching expectations include undergraduate core curriculum courses that bring together aspects of history and literature, analysis, theory, performance, and composition; upper level courses aimed at music majors; and introductory courses that engage students intellectually without requiring specialized knowledge of music. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of music through personal practice and expression as well as an ability to draw on practices, methodologies, and ideas from a variety of disciplines across the arts and sciences. Appointment will be made at the tenure-track assistant professor level. 
  • Completed PhD or DMA required by starting date, July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.
  • apply.interfolio.com/22232
  • I just glanced quickly at the application page on Interfolio, but they appear to require only a CV and cover letter. Are letters of rec not required?
  • Seems so. 
  • More and more universities seem to be doing it this way: a brutal first hurdle in which about 90% of candidates are cut on the strength of their CV and/or a cover letter alone, with letters of recommendation and writing samples only coming into play later on.
  • Go Big Green! 
  • Has anyone gotten confirmation that their application was received?
  • No. When I submitted got email from Interfolio saying it was delivered to Dartmouth by electronic delivery. But nothing more since then. (x7)
  • While we're all waiting for Dartmouth to get back to us, can we just have a moment to reflect on how weird Dartmouth's call for a scholar of "music of other times and/or places" was? What does that even mean? Other than what?
  • That sounds like fairly standard wording for a search committee that is unsure about precisely what it wants. "Other times" covers musicology, while "other places" covers ethnomusicology. It sounds weird, but no weirder than asking for someone who can teach "Asia, broadly defined"...
  • I laughed out loud when I read that line. These job postings are full of bizarre descriptions, but that one takes the cake.
  • I read it as, "Americanist ethnomusicologists need not apply."
  • Request for more materials received by email (11/1) x4
  • Rejection received by email. There were 359 applicants. (11/15) x5
  • Rejection email was classiest I've ever received. Congratulations to the successful candidates. x2
  • Scary to think that there are 359 PhDs out there looking for a job at the same time. Great to hear the rejection email was classiest ever. Curious to know, how did they phrase it? 
  • The number of applicants is probably due to the broad phrasing in the job ad, which probably encouraged applications from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, composers, theorists, and performers with DMAs.  I can imagine that newly minted Ph.Ds along with those looking to trade up to a "better" job applied for the job.  That along with the ease of being able to apply through interfolio probably contributed to the sheer number of applicants.
  • Here is the "classy" part of the rejection e-mail: "Speaking for the committee, I can say that we feel truly privileged to have read so many fascinating letters and looked at so many impressive CVs from such outstanding candidates. It has been a humbling experience, and we have all learned a lot. Please accept my personal thanks for your interest in Dartmouth, and my best wishes for continued productivity and professional development."
  • Kudos to Steve Swayne and the search committee. That's truly the classiest (and kindest) rejection email ever. A model to be imitated. 
  • Anyone heard anything? (12/11)
    •  Nothing yet (12/11) x2
  • Campus visits scheduled, rejection email received (1/21) x3
  • Offer accepted

Duquesne University: Dean, Mary Pappert School of Music (Deadline: 8 January 2014)Edit

  • Duquesne University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, to begin July 1, 2014. Duquesne University is a private Catholic, coeducational urban university founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. It is committed to academic excellence, developing moral and spiritual values, and maintaining an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity for its nearly 10,000 students. Its attractive campus setting is located on a bluff overlooking the City of Pittsburgh, one of the nation's most livable cities.
  • The School of Music, founded in 1926, celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2011. It was named in honor of Mary Pappert in 1999 after a bequest of the Pappert family. Undergraduate degrees offered at the Pappert School include the Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Music in Music Technology and Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business. Students may pursue applied studies in classical and/or jazz styles. Graduate level degrees include Master of Music degrees in Performance, Music Technology, Music Education and Sacred Music, as well as Artist Diploma in Performance. A Master's Degree in Music Therapy is pending approval from the AMTA. There are 27 full-time and 80 adjunct faculty, 23 of whom are members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The student body numbers 340, with 264 undergraduates and 76 graduates. Further information about the School can be found at: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/music.
  • The Dean is the chief academic officer of the School of Music and reports to the Provost and Academic Vice President. The Dean assures the quality of academic programs, directs organizational planning and development, and participates in policy formation for the University. The Dean also oversees curriculum planning and development and is responsible for fundraising, budgeting, and faculty and staff recruitment, evaluation, and development.
  • The successful candidate for the position should have a demonstrated record of effective leadership in academia and the arts and should be able to contribute to the task of increasing the visibility of the School of Music both regionally and nationally. The candidate should, in the spirit of the city of Pittsburgh, be a builder of bridges - between departments within the school, between the school and the whole of the university, and between the school and the vibrant musical community of the region. A proven track record in fund raising is important. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills and should have the ability to serve as an advocate for the School of Music in all of its creative, scholarly, and service-oriented endeavors. The ideal candidate will embrace the collegial and collaborative spirit of the faculty, staff, and students at the school, opening avenues for the development of individuals' strengths while at the same time providing strategic leadership for the school as a whole. The candidate should be adept at navigating the academic environment but should also be familiar with - and should be able to position the School of Music to meet - challenges and opportunities offered by the changing landscape of professional music-making in the 21st century (including music technology, distance learning, interdisciplinary studies, and industry trends). A strong commitment to the University mission is expected, and candidates should also value diversity - of people, ideas, talents, and faiths. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Music or a related field is desirable.
  • The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. References will not be contacted until the final stages of the selection process. Review of applications will begin 8 January 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application documents electronically, addressed to Ms. Marla Bradford, at: FacultyJobs@duq.edu.

Earlham College, One Year Renewable Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Jan. 31)Edit

Earlham College invites applications for a one-year position in music at the assistant professor level, renewable up to three years, to begin August 2014.  Duties and Responsibilities: We are seeking a broad-minded, inspiring teacher with a deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for Western music history and theory.  Research focus on vernacular or diasporic musics of the United States or of the Caribbean, or on film music, is highly desirable, as is a degree in some branch of musicology (including ethnomusicology).  The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, some of which will support the music major, others of which will contribute to general education.

Experience & Qualifications: Minimum of A.B.D. required, doctorate preferred.


Application Instructions: Please send applications as a single PDF including curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, syllabi of courses taught, three letters of recommendation and a cover letter addressing your specific areas of interest to:

Connie Haselby, Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator
Music Search Committee
Drawer 48
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374

Or electronically to haselco at earlham.edu. Applications received by January 31 will be assured of full consideration; position will remain open until filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

  • Phone interview requested via email (2/13)

East Central University: Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Music History or Theory (Deadline: Open Until Filled, review begins 18 April 2014)Edit

Music Position: the Department of Music of East Central University seeks applicants for a full-time position in Woodwinds (Clarinet and/or Saxophone) and Music History or Music Theory, at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level. Starting date will be August 2014 at the latest.

  • East Central University is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states. About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates. The University is committed to teaching excellence and invites applications from candidates with strong records of teaching, scholarly activity, program development, and professional service. The position is located in the Music Program in the School of Fine Arts.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will: 1) be responsible for delivering quality instruction in undergraduate courses in the following areas: Private Woodwind Instruction, Chamber Music, Music History or Music Theory according to candidates level of expertise; 2) assist with overall instrumental program; 3) advise students; 4) recruit qualified music majors; 5) hold active membership in relevant professional associations/organizations; and, 6) serve on committees and participate in official activities at the department, college, and university levels. Position may include other responsibilities commensurate with applicants experience or qualifications.
  • Qualifications include: An earned Doctorate in Music; ABD may be considered. Applicant must demonstrate an outstanding record of performance on clarinet or saxophone and pedagogical knowledge of the entire woodwind family. Ability to teach music history or music theory courses at the undergraduate level.
  • To Apply: Send letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, CD of performances, names/addresses/telephone numbers of three professional references, and a completed *Disclosure Statement to Stephanie Moss, Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu. Application review will begin April 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE Ada, OK 74820.

Florida State University, ethnomusicology or musicology: online teaching faculty position; 12-mo. appt., renewable for two years (Deadline: Mar. 1)Edit

  • Anticipated Salary Range: $55,000.00 
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music; ABD will be considered.  Experience in online course design and implementation.  Excellent critical thinking, decision-making, collaboration, communication and marketing skills. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with doctoral degrees in Ethnomusicology or Musicology. Teaching experience in world music, popular music and music appreciation preferred. Specialization in any research area will be considered.  Interest and experience in teaching music to non-music majors is highly desirable. 
  • Responsibilities: Individual will work closely with FSU Musicology faculty and with the FSU Office of Distance Learning (http://distance.fsu.edu/) to conceptualize, design, implement, maintain and upgrade online course delivery and content for undergraduate music and non-music majors. Emphasis will be on the existing Music in World Cultures course, and will include developing online courses for Modern Popular Music and Music Appreciation. There is the possibility of developing new graduate-level area or topical courses in ethnomusicology. 
  • Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled. 
  • For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Tony Daniels: TDaniels at admin.fsu.edu or (850) 644-0415.  For all other inquiries, please contact Mitzi Woods: MWoods at fsu.edu or (850) 644-4361. 
  • This position is Time Limited, Non-Tenure Track. This is a 12-month appointment, renewable for 2 years. 
  • The Florida State University is a comprehensive, national graduate research university of 16 colleges and schools with 2,300 faculty serving a student body of more than 41,000 students.  The University is situated in Florida's beautiful, wooded capital city, Tallahassee, with an area population over 240,000. Located in the Big Bend area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season. 
  • How to Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu
  • Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.  Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.  It is necessary to complete fully the online application. 
  • In addition, please upload a single document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio with work samples, and contact information for three references (mailing address, phone, E-mail). 
  • If already employed at FSU, please apply for this position internally through your OMNI access. 
  • The College of Music, with 90 faculty, 40 support staff, and 1,150 students, offers a wide range of degrees in music, baccalaureate through the doctorate.  See the College of Music web page at: http://www.music.fsu.edu.
    • Does anyone know if FSU is requiring residency in Florida for this position? If it's an online job, you'd think they might let the person work from anywhere. (2/11)
    • Just going by the description, it seems to suggest being local -- hence it says "work closely with FSU Musicology faculty" to develop online courses.  I find it hard to believe that all of that can take place via SKYPE, etc. but I don't want to burst anyone's bubble.  Maybe someone can confirm? (2/11)
    • Request for skype interview via email (3/8)
    • Anyone else get on the short list? Status update requested.
    • Any news on this position? (4/3) Yes, any news? 4/11

Framingham State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 3 March 2014)Edit

  • The Department of Art and Music at Framingham State University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Music to begin in September 2014. The course load will be three four-credit courses per semester with advising duties. Responsibilities will include teaching lower-level undergraduate courses in music theory and appreciation, Western music history, and the history of jazz. In addition, because the Department is looking to expand creative opportunities for students in the area of music technology, the ideal candidate would have sufficient experience in electro-acoustic music composition to oversee the establishment of a music laboratory and develop related courses. A broad pedagogical vision with an interest in collaborative, innovative learning is preferred. It is essential that the candidate have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to ongoing critical engagement with students of diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Music (specialization flexible) and successful college-level teaching experience.
  • Please apply online by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three examples of scholarly and creative work and three letters of reference should be mailed to the attention of Lisa Burke, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Art and Music, Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Box 9101, Framingham, MA 01701. Review of materials will begin on March 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard if this is an inside hire? The date the position was announced (2/27) and the review of materials (3/3) was VERY close together.
  • Could be but there is conflicting information. One of the two faculty members is listed as an assistant professor on the school's website but he states that he is a visiting assistant professor on his personal web page. At any rate, they are in the process of scheduling interviews.

Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 18 April 2014)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in ethnomusicology for the 2014-2015 academic year, pending administrative approval. Ph.D. or ABD, preferred research emphasis on music of Africa; teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2 and includes a 100-level introduction to world music for non-majors and a 200-level course entitled "Music in Cultural Perspective," which is required for the music major, and introduces students to concepts and practices central to the field of ethnomusicology. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and teaching evaluation forms to Prof. Matthew Butterfield, Department of Music, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. We will also accept application materials electronically (please email them to debra.joseph@fandm.edu). Deadline for application is Friday, April 18, 2014, or until the position is filled.

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 25 March 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for the following position at the department of musicology to be appointed from 1st October 2014: Professorship (W2) in Ethnomusicology.
  • The position is limited to 6 years and can be offered again after 6 years without limitation if applicable. The successful candidate should be able to represent the whole spectrum of subjects, methods and theories in ethnomusicology. The applicant should be specialized in at least one field of non-european music. She or he should possess relevant experience in fieldwork as central method of the discipline, while her or his research should reach beyond traditional ethno-musicological scope, as well as it should embrace methods from cultural studies and media studies. Experience in popular music research is expected; familiarity with procuring research funding is desired.
  • The department seeks a person who is willing to work in a team and who is disposed to establish the subject(s) of ethnomusicology within the departmental framework by implementing her or his own research fields. The willingness to participate in interdisciplinary activities within the faculty and to develop (external funded) projects is a prerequisite.
    • Mandatory requirements are a university degree, Ph.D., preferably a second book or proof of scientific merits of equal value and a marked didactic capability.
  • The designated salary for the position is based on “W2” of the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer which implies that applications from women are specifically encouraged. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/aktuelles/ausschreibung/professuren/index.html.
  • Qualified academics are invited to submit their applications including a CV, a list of publications, details of teaching experience including a teaching concept and a copy of the doctoral diploma within four weeks of publication of this announcement to the Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, D-60054 Frankfurt, E-Mail Dekanat-FB09@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 25 March 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for the following position at the department of musicology to be appointed from 1st October 2014: Professorship (W2) in Musicology with special focus on history of early music and / or social history of music.
  • The position is limited to 6 years and can be offered again after 6 years without limitation if applicable. Applicants will represent the full topical range of musicology, with particular emphasis on the history of early music. She or he will be familiar with methods of music sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
  • The department seeks a person who is willing to work in a team and who is disposed to establish the subject(s) of early music history within the departmental framework by implementing her or his own research fields. The willingness to participate in interdisciplinary activities within the faculty is a prerequisite.
    • Mandatory requirements are a university degree, Ph.D., preferably a second book or proof of scientific merits of equal value and a marked didactic capability.
  • The designated salary for the position is based on “W2” of the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer which implies that applications from women are specifically encouraged. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/aktuelles/ausschreibung/professuren/index.html.
  • Qualified academics are invited to submit their applications including a CV, a list of publications, details of teaching experience including a teaching concept and a copy of the doctoral diploma within four weeks of publication of this announcement to the Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, D-60054 Frankfurt, E-Mail: Dekanat-FB09@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) (Deadline: 28 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • Tenure track position in Department of Music (Jazz Studies), starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor with Ph.D. or DMA preferred, Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong jazz tradition (alumni include Herbie Hancock and Gary Giddins) and a growing interest in jazz among students. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence and experience in three main areas: 1) jazz performance/directing, 2) scholarship/classroom teaching in jazz, with possible secondary specialization in other areas of popular music, and 3) commitment to the place of jazz in a broad liberal arts curriculum. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include Jazz Band (both semesters) and Jazz History. The remaining two courses per year will be determined by the candidate's areas of expertise: possibilities include Jazz Theory/Improvisation/Composition, applied lessons, regional or genre surveys or topical courses (preferably cross-listed in American Studies or Latin American Studies). Every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).
  • In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity-of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives-as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 28, 2013.
  • Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Eric McIntyre at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4262.
  • On Campus interviews scheduled/in progress (12/4/13)
  • Offer accepted (but not yet formally announced)

Hampden-Sydney College: Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Music)Edit

  • The Department of Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Fine Arts - Music, to begin August 2014.  Candidates must have a specialty in choral conducting.
  • Duties include conducting and managing the Hampden-Sydney Men's Chorus and teaching five courses per year, including sections of music appreciation, fundamentals, and special topics seminars in the candidate's particular areas of expertise.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to develop the music history curriculum, including the establishment of a critical survey of Western music.
  • DMA in choral conducting at time of appointment preferred; Ph.D.'s in musicology with exceptional choral experience will be considered.
  •  Applicants should submit a letter of application (including site address or other access information for a recorded sample of your conducting), CV, and three confidential letters of reference by going to apply.interfolio.com/22864.  Address letter to Professor David Lewis, Department of Fine Arts. 
  • Review of applications will begin in mid-November.  Deadline for submission is January 1, 2014.

Harvard University: "Tenure-Track Professor" of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in musicology; applicants in all areas of specialization are encouraged, in particular candidates who complement current faculty interests.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include seminars for graduate and undergraduate students as well as introductory courses for non-concentrators.  A doctoral degree in the field of musicology is required by the time the appointment begins.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than October 15, 2013:
    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Statement
    4. Research Statement
    5. Names and contact information of three references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted).
  • Does anyone have a sense of whether they're looking for a specific sub-discipline (i.e., historical vs. ethno)? The job description is extremely open-ended! (8/2/2013)
  • I believe they mean historical musicology; at Harvard, they traditionally use the specific term "ethnomusicoloy" for courses, faculty, etc. in that subfield. (That said, those lines have been increasingly blurred in that department.) Look at their current faculty for clues about subfield; my guess is that they are truly open to a range of options, or else they would have at least included a preferred era. (The Deans at Harvard are very concerned with the specific language in job postings and must approve them.) Good luck!
  • Request for further written work (10/30) x2
    • Would you be willing to share vague details, like research period or area, degree in hand, type of university (some or all of these)?
    • A number of people with degrees in hand (and tenure-track positions) were invited to apply for this job. My guess would be that many of the requests went out to people in this pool. Hope that helps answer your question.
    • FYI: it's normal for people to be invited to apply for jobs of this sort to strengthen the applicant pool. That doesn't mean that they will be the ones to get the campus interviews. So many factors are at play in faculty search committees.
  • I heard 3rd-hand that interviews had been scheduled. Can anyone confirm?
  • Search rumored to have failed.
  • Can anyone confirm this?
  • The rumors are wrong.
  • Has an offer been made/accepted? (Not sure why this question was deleted. There seems to be lots of confusion about the search.)
    • Someone updated an older version of the page and jacked up the intervening edits. I don't think it was malicious.

Hope College: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology & Asian Studies (Deadline: 15 February - PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Music and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Hope College, with the support of the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. We are seeking an Ethnomusicologist with a specialty in Asian Music.  This full-time fellowship involves half-time teaching, delivering one or more public lectures, participating in the intellectual and cultural life of the college, mentoring students, and pursuing research and other scholarly projects. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching one World Music course (with Asian focus) and other courses, depending on the the candidate's particular expertise. Possible courses might include Asia-focused courses in: history, religion, philosophy, art, dance, theatre, language, music performance, film, literature, gender study, and interdisciplinary studies. Regional specialty is open, but -- because of Hope's current program strengths -- scholars focusing on Japan will be given preference. The Fellowship includes a stipend of $48,000 for the academic year, health insurance, and on-campus housing.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in Ethnomusicology (Asia research focus) completed within the last 3 years. Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the fellowship year, verified by their graduate advisor.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at http://www.hope.edu/employment. As part of your application, you will need to upload a letter of application and CV.  In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to jobs at hope.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary inquiries can be sent to Prof. Julia Randel, randel at hope.edu.
  • ABOUT HOPE COLLEGE: Hope College is a liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America; its ecumenical faculty offer an education in the context of the historic Christian faith. Hope has over 3,000 students (3,343 FTE) and 240 FTE faculty; is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by the North Central Association; and is located in a city of 35,000 in an urban area of 100,000, with all of the diversity and opportunity of a small city. We are near Lake Michigan, within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (urban area of over 500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago. Additional information about Hope College can be found at www.hope.edu. For more information the music department, please see:www.hope.edu/academic/music.
  • Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for non-discrimination in employment.
    • I had a request for more material on 3/7 (a missions statement). Anyone else hear anything since? I figure they already have gone on to the final round. Any confirmation? (4/19) x2

Indiana University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 December 2013- PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in ethnomusicology, beginning August 1, 2014. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in African American and/or African diasporic music and culture. We are particularly interested in candidates who also have experience in new media technologies and/or public sector ethnomusicology. We will also consider candidates with other specializations that complement our faculty’s current research. The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary center for the study of expressive culture with a broad international focus. The Department offers BA, MA and PhD degrees and has a full-time teaching faculty of 15 ethnomusicologists and folklorists. Applicants are expected to have a strong research agenda, a plan for publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants must have completed the PhD in ethnomusicology or a related field prior to the date of appointment. 
  • Applications, including letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted at the link below. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Daniel B. Reed, Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee, ethnosearch1314@gmail.com, Indiana University, 504 N Fess Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408. 
  • Applications received by December 1, 2013 are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer.
  • For Additional Information: Questions: ethnosearch1314@gmail.com; to apply: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/519
  • Skype long/short list interviews 12/13.
  • Already?! Wow. Did they ask for additional materials? Or did they go straight from the first cut to interviews?
  • they didn't ask for additional materials. And I haven't heard anything from them since the Skype interview...
  • Is it weird not to have received ANY response 3 months after doing a Skype interview? Has anyone else received a rejection or anything else?
  • Not really weird, but not exactly courteous either. I think it is safe to say that your application is probably not under consideration anymore though. Since they did give you a Skype interview, you'd be justified in asking them I think.
  • (From Member of Search Committee) Rejection notices cannot be sent out until a search has been completed.  This search has not yet been completed.
  • Rejection email received on 3/28 (I was one of the Skype interviewees), they have completed their search and hired someone.

Jackson State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 17 March 2014)Edit

  • Jackson State University's Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.
  • Assistant Professor of Music. As a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Department of Music at Jackson State University seeks applications for a tenure track position beginning August 2014. A Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology is required at the time of application. Teaching load is 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities of graduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology; additional teaching responsibilities depend on the candidate's areas of expertise and departmental needs. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all periods of western music history; a working knowledge of jazz, popular music, and non-western musical traditions. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, an active and productive research agenda, and service to the University that will enable them to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure at the appropriate time in the Department of Music. For more information visit: http://www.jsums.edu/liberalarts.
  • Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, academic transcripts, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. David Akombo, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line at https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately for materials received by March 3rd, and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to March 17th.
  • Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson State's nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Skype interview requested (3/24)
  • Campus interview scheduled (4/2)

Kalamazoo College: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 1 November 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-­track position at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin in the fall of 2014. We seek an Ethnomusicologist – any field of scholarly focus is welcome – who also has significant expertise in Western tonal and post-­tonal theory; a Ph. D, or evidence of imminent completion thereof, is required.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship and teaching might resonate with an increasingly diverse student body and with interdisciplinary or experiential education programs at the College. Kalamazoo College faculty teach six courses per year, divided in pairs among three 10-­week quarters. The successful candidate would be expected to teach a lower-­division Ethnomusicology survey course, as well as at least two lower-­division music theory classes. Of the remaining three courses, two could be upper-­division offerings in areas of the applicant's interest, and one should contribute to the "Shared Passages" core curriculum (first-­year and sophomore seminars and senior capstones). In addition to a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda and substantive contributions to faculty governance will also be expected of the successful candidate. While not required, applicants who are also performing musicians are welcome. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.
  • Applications received by November 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration, with later applications considered as necessary until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with representatives from the search committee at this year’s SEM conference in Indianapolis. To apply, please visit https://www.kzoo.edu/music/search/ and upload the following: a cover letter that describes your scholarly interests and your teaching philosophy, and that explains how both of these might resonate with an increasingly diverse student body and with interdisciplinary or experiential education programs at the College; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Separately, please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to musicSearch@kzoo.edu with the subject line lastname_firstname.
  • If you have questions about the search, contact Andrew Koehler akoehler@kzoo.edu Associate Professor of Music
  • SEM / Skype interview request.
  • Campus interview invitations extended. (x3)
  • Offer extended and accepted (via email)

LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 12 May 2014)Edit

  • The Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2014.The primary responsibility will be to teach liberal arts courses including Introduction to Music and American Popular Music. Additionally, we seek a candidate interested in expanding our historical musicology and/or ethnomusicology courses for the liberal arts students. Secondary areas of expertise could include music theory and/or music industry business practices.In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position requires continued research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise and shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology. ABD will be considered. The candidate must posses experience teaching in an urban setting and with a highly diverse population. Candidate must have an expertise in American music, experience teaching introductory courses to non-music majors, excellent writing skills, an engaging classroom style, and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment.Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • COMPENSATION:
    • CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
  • HOW TO APPLY:
    • Please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three professional references.From our job posting system, www.cuny.edu, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site -- http://www.cuny.edu/ -- and search for this vacancy using the Job ID #10376.
  • CLOSING DATE:
    • 05/12/14
  • JOB SEARCH CATEGORY:
    • CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
  • EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
    • We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Lunds University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2013 - PASSED)Edit

  • Lund University, Sweden, invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer in Musicology based until further notice at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.

Mercer University: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 November 2013 PASSED).Edit

  • There has been virtually no word on this position since the deadline. Does anyone have knowledge of where they are in the search?
  • This search went through the usual stages beginning with Skype interviews early in the year. An offer was made recently and accepted.
  • By whom? The internal candidate?
  • Yes, it was an internal hire.

Middle Tennessee State University: Director, Center for Popular Music (Deadline: 28 October 2013 PASSED).Edit

  • The Director is a 12-month faculty position that provides administrative leadership and promotion of the Center. Position available July 1, 2014. Tenure upon appointment possible. Must qualify for appointment at the associate professor or full professor rank. Director will teach at least one course per semester in a relevant field. Faculty appointment will be made in academic department aligned with relevant degree. Review of position begins 10/28/2013 and is advertised as open until filled.
  • Required documents for a complete application:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Statement of research interest
  • Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of recommendations, specific to the position, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview. Please send to:
Dr. Ken Paulson,
Dean, Mass Communication
MTSU Box 91 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132 
  • Offer made and accepted.

Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant / Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 17 February, open until filled)Edit

  • College of Liberal Arts School of Music
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology Position(131040) starts August 1, 2014. Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching. Duties include teach undergraduate and graduate core courses in western music history (other teaching opportunities may include: American music, 20th century music, and other areas either as needed or befitting the strengths of the candidate); Active and visible research with resulting presentations and publications, developing national-international reputation: Assist in recruiting of graduate students in musicology; Service to the School of the Music, the University, and the profession; and other duties as assigned by the director of the School of Music.
  • Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the MTSU School of Music serves nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate music majors in Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degree programs, and specialized minors. Keyboard degrees (piano and organ) include performance (BM/MA) and collaborative piano (MA). Other degrees with piano as a major instrument include composition, music education, jazz studies, music industry and conducting. MTSU was the first music school in Tennessee to become an "All-Steinway" institution and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music provides myriad performing opportunities including five wind bands, two orchestras, three choral ensembles, an opera company, a vocal jazz ensemble, big bands, jazz combos, chamber music and percussion ensembles, a steel drum ensemble, and a salsa band.
  • Located 45 minutes from Nashville, the School of Music houses an acclaimed faculty of 34 full-time and 34 adjunct artists/educators. Our faculty perform, compose, teach, conduct, publish and present their research or music continually, from South Korea to Costa Rica to Rome. The School's low faculty-to-student ratio enables a high quality of personalized instruction, interaction and learning. Our prime objective is to fully invest in each student's future, providing state-of-the art educational experiences that will help ensure professional success. The School produces two hundred events annually from solo recitals to fully-produced operas. Guest artists have included the Beaux Arts Trio, Peter Erskine, Bill Holman, Jens Lindeman, Robert McDonald, and Peter Serkin. MTSU houses the Center for Popular Music, a major repository and working research center. Our alumni teach in studios and schools from kindergarten through university levels. They perform in orchestras, military ensembles and opera companies, appear in clubs and recording studios, compose music for Hollywood films, lead music organizations, work in the music industry, serve as church musicians, and continually enrich the lives of others. Minimum Qualifications: PhD or ABD with mandatory completion date before August 1, 2014. Preferred Qualifications: Musicology preferred; prior experience in teaching at the college-university level in the subject area; Extensive research experience with evidence of publication and/or presentation at professional conferences.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications begins 02/17/2014 and continues until the position is filled. Please submit curriculum vita, application letter, and teaching-research philosophies. Submit a list of references with names, contact information and relationship. Applicants may submit published articles or texts that display their successful research. The committee would like to review three letters of recommendation. These documents may be scanned and attached to the application, mailed by applicant, or mailed from a service.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS REQUIRED IF SELECTED FOR AN ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW:

  • Three ORIGINAL letters of recommendation (original signature, on letterhead, current date)
  • OFFICIAL transcripts of all degrees.
  • These required documents are to be sent directly from the recommenders/university to the MTSU College of Liberal Arts. MTSU College of Liberal Arts Middle Tennessee State University MTSU Box 546 Murfreesboro, TN 37132If you have questions, please call 615.898.5986. Additional Information: Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.

Online application form:  http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu 2/18 Email acknowledgment of application

  • Anyone hear anything about this one?
  • Nope. (3/24)
  • Any word yet on whether they have gone to the short list?  Any offers made?
  • I got an email today stating that I was on the short list and requesting permission to contact my references. x3
  • Any more movement on this one? x2
  • As one on the short list, I have heard nothing yet. x3
  • In reponse to an inquiry I was told that the top three candidates have been selected and that campus visits are being organized. I gather that these people know who they are, but I could be mistaken.
  • Were you one of the three on the short list?
  • No--I contacted them directly and was informed that the search had advanced.

National University of Ireland Maynooth: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 22 April 2014)Edit

  • Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Music - National University of Ireland Maynooth - Department of Music (Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy)
  • NUI Maynooth is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 8,500 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centered on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalizing the university. To support this development, we are seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong record of research and teaching.
  • For the job specification and application information, please see: http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml
  • Note: this page links to a detailed description of duties.
  • Closing Date for Applications: 22 April 2014
  • National University of Ireland Maynooth is an equal opportunities employer.


New York University: Assistant Professor of Enlightenment Studies (Deadline: 4 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University invite interdisciplinary scholars to apply for a joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to commence on September 1, 2014. We seek to appoint a scholar in the field of Enlightenment and 18th century Studies, whose PhD might be in Comparative Literature, Philosophy, or Music, among other fields. The successful candidate will approach the period comparatively, and move among languages and fields--for instance, the literary and philosophical traditions of the long 18th century; literature and music; aesthetics; political theory; cosmopolitanism; the colonial spaces of the Enlightenment; modernity and materialist thought. We have a special interest in candidates with demonstrated strength in philosophy and literary theory.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate research programs. To be successful, a candidate will be able to design and teach imaginative and innovative courses in the field within broad, cross-cultural and historically comparative contexts for undergraduates and masters students, as well as teach advanced graduate seminars and work with PhD students in Comparative Literature.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51696
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of up to 30 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three courses you would like to teach.
  • For questions, please contact Amber Pritchett, amber.pritchett at nyu.edu
  • Deadline for applications: October 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Also posted at Comparative Literature 2014
  • Jan 23, 2014: REQUEST for more materials via email.
  • Mar 1, 2014: Offer made; notice at Comparative Literature 2014

New York University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013)Edit

  • The Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval.
  • We seek a dynamic and forward-thinking colleague in the area of ethnomusicology, broadly conceived. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an active research agenda, excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing reciprocal relationship with the community about which s/he writes. Regional specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates whose ethnographic work involves the global south and whose theoretical engagements complement the department's strengths in other areas.
  • The study of music at NYU takes place in an intellectually flexible, multi-disciplinary department. We enjoy ongoing collaborative relationships with numerous Humanities and Social Science departments and area studies programs, such as Anthropology, Performance Studies, and Social and Cultural Analysis. We seek colleagues who are eager for interdisciplinary conversation and opportunities for collaborative teaching and research.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. or expect to hold one by the starting date. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Review will continue until the position is filled, but applications received before December 15, 2013, will receive the fullest reading. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • any movement on this position?  (1/12)
  • nothing yet (1/15)
  • updates?
  • request for additional materials via email on 1/23/14 x2
  • any further updates from those asked for more materials? (2/7)
  • Nope.
  • I'm gonna guess something has happened and no one has posted (2/22). Inside scoop, anyone?
  • invitation for campus visit, 2/13
  • Disorganised search as emblamatic of NYU, most likely they will hire the current ACLS fellow.
  • Okay. Heartbroken, but thanks for the info.

Newcastle University UK: Full-time Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 4 February 2014)Edit

  • JOB VACANCY, Newcastle University UK, Full-time Teaching Fellow in Music
  • The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Music in this dynamic and research-intensive subject area based in the School of Arts and Cultures.
  • You should have a background in ethnomusicology, music sociology, popular music studies or a cognate discipline, and applications from candidates with a research specialism or performance experience in the traditional music of the British Isles or Ireland will be particularly welcome.
  • You should ideally have an established track record of research and teaching in the critical understanding of traditional or popular musics. You will be expected to show evidence of an existing research trajectory that would support the scholarship element of the role and experience of learning and teaching in a tertiary educational context. A part-time appointment may be negotiable for an outstanding candidate wishing to retain another minor, yet essential, commitment.
  • You will deliver existing modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, contribute to examination panels, supervise dissertations and/or projects and make an administrative contribution to the running of the centre.
  • This post is fixed-term for 12 months.
  • www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies

North Central College (Naperville, IL): Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 2 December 2013)Edit

  • North Central College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Music with a focus on Music History/Literature and Ethnomusicology at the assistant professor level to begin September 1, 2014.  A DMA or Ph.D. in music is required by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will be committed to musical excellence and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring within a liberal arts environment.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include department courses for majors and a general education ethnomusicology/world music course.  An active research, publication, and/or performance profile is expected.  Interest and experience in developing a chamber program in strings and in conducting the Chamber String Ensemble is desirable; other secondary areas of expertise will be considered. The position may also involve opportunities to teach in one or more of the Colleges interdisciplinary or general education programs.
  • North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 3,000 full-time undergraduates. The campus is located in west suburban Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station.  The community is one of Money Magazines Best Places to Live.
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a statement of research and performance interests and plans, unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/23778 .   There is no application cost for the Interfolio service.  For further information, please email Dr. Ramona Wis, Chair, Music Search Committee, at rmwis@noctrl.edu.  Review of applications will begin December 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are especially encouraged to apply.  EOE.
  • Request received today (12/11) to schedule a phone interview for tomorrow. Anyone else get more than 24 hours notice? (12/11)
    • Not exactly. E-mail request late yesterday (12/10) afternoon; offered interview slots today and tomorrow. There were sixteen slots total. (12/11)
  • Any word about campus interviews? They said during the phone interview that they hoped to move quickly (with interviews starting in January).
    • Received an invitation for a campus interview (X2)
  • Email rejection received, which said they had filled the position. (3/4)

Oberlin College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Musicology / Assistant Dean - African American Music  (Deadline: 15 December 2013)Edit

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time position in Ethnomusicology or Musicology (0.5 FTE, tenure-track) and Student Academic Support (0.5 FTE, Administrative & Professional Staff), beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

  • About Oberlin College: Oberlin is a highly selective residential liberal arts College and Conservatory of Music located in Northeast Ohio, with easy access to the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Together the two divisions enroll approximately 2,850 students.
  • Founded in 1833, Oberlin was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission - traditions that live on today in advancements in environmentally sustainable community living and in the Colleges ongoing commitment to a residential community of learning where scholarship, artistry, access, diversity, and inclusion are central to the curricular and co-curricular educational experience. As a college and as a conservatory of music, Oberlin is committed to academic and artistic endeavor within the context of a rigorous and supportive student-oriented educational environment.
  • The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nations oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college.  Students are enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, musicology, historical performance, electronic and computer music, and jazz studies.  Graduate programs leading to the Master of Music in contemporary chamber music, Master of Music in conducting, Master of Music in historical performance, and the Master of Music Teaching are available.  Performance and artist diplomas are also offered.
  • Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Musicology: The Division of Musicology at Oberlin offers coursework at the introductory, survey, and advanced seminar levels to students in both the Conservatory of Music and in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Those course offerings are part of the comprehensive curriculum for all music majors, as well as components of undergraduate majors in musicology (BMus) and musical studies (BA). The Assistant Professors responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate courses in African-American music and other areas related to the candidates research specialty or general needs of the department; maintaining a dynamic scholarly research profile; contribution to departmental discussion and participation in departmental meetings.
  • Assistant Dean for Academic Support: Reporting to the Conservatory's Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Academic Support works with a diverse group of approximately 600 Conservatory and Double-Degree students, as well as faculty and staff from across Oberlin College to foster student achievement and academic success.  The Assistant Dean's responsibilities include: advising and supporting students on matters that impact academic performance and achievement; assisting in the development and execution of new-student orientation and academic-support programming; serving as a resource for Conservatory students and faculty on matters related to diversity and inclusion; serving as the Conservatory liaison for the Multicultural Resource Center; and serving on committees as assigned by the Dean of the Conservatory.
  • Requirements:  Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or Musicology with expertise in the area of African-American music; teaching experience at the undergraduate level; promise of a dynamic scholarly research profile; experience that reflects the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty, and staff and to contribute to and function effectively within a socially diverse educational environment.
  • Compensation:  The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor/Assistant Dean and at an annual salary commensurate with the incumbents experience.  Compensation includes a generous benefits package.
  • Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Andrea Kalyn, Acting Dean of the Conservatory, Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music, 77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074.  Please direct any electronic correspondence to: conservatory@oberlin.edu.  Review of applications will begin December 15th and continue until the position is filled.
  • QUESTION: Does anyone know if they are accepting electronic submissions? If so to what email should we send them?
  • Request for Skype interview (12/24)
  • Rejection via snail mail, 2/13.
  • Ditto, with a letter dated Feb 5 stating that a "short list" is established.
  • I never heard anything from them (a bit surprised), I wonder what that means? (x2)
  • Campus visits underway (3/5).

Oklahoma State University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology - Native American Music (Deadline: 6 January 2013)Edit

  • Teach courses in world music for majors and non-majors, masters-level graduate seminars, and, depending on qualifications, portions of the undergraduate music history sequence. Applicants with a research specialty in Native American music are encouraged to apply. Additional teaching assignments may be made according to the successful candidate's expertise and needs of the department (e.g., undergraduate music history, graduate history review, graduate theory). In addition to instructional assignments, all music faculty are expected to be productive as scholars/artists and to engage in departmental, university and professional service. Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary and rank negotiable, dependent on qualifications and contingent. upon funding availability.
  • Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in ethnomusicology is expected at the time of appointment. Beginning date of assignment is August 15, 2014. To receive full consideration, please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Please do not include copies of publications; these will be requested at a later date. Enclose a postage-paid envelope for return of materials if desired. Incomplete files will not be considered.
  • For full consideration, all materials must be received by January 6, 2014. but screening will continue until position is filled. Submit required material to Ethnomusicology Search Committee, Department of Music, 132 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-4077.
  • Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Allen Scott, committee chair, at allen.scott@okstate.edu or by phone 405.744.8998.
  • Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.


- Anyone know anything about the progress of this job search? (3/17)

  • Rejection letter dated April 1. Letter states, "We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Perry has accepted the position."

Pacific Lutheran University: Chair, Department of Music – Associate or Full Professor (Deadline: 1 December 2013)Edit

  • Description: The Department of Music of the School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, seeks a dynamic chair with a vision to sustain and advance a widely acclaimed program of artistic and academic excellence.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    • Provide academic and artistic leadership of a vibrant and multifaceted department–oversee policy,personnel and budgetary matters. Sustain and advance program through active student recruitment and faculty development.
    • Manage a collaborative leadership environment and be responsible for:academic planning;assessment and enhancement of the program and curriculum; faculty evaluation; coordination of teaching assignments and schedules; facilities use; budgeting and allocation of resources; student advisement; annual music scholarships process; oversight of a robust international and national ensemble touring schedule; and accreditation.
    • Work collegially with in a university-wide faculty governance structure. Foster support for school - wide and university goals.
    • Advocate effectively for the department with in and outside the university both regionally and the national music community. Encourage collaborative interdisciplinary programming – within the department, school, and across the university.
    • Teach a 50% load (equivalent of three courses) based upon expertise and the needs of the department.
    • Supervise office personnel and work closely with the Dean of the School of Arts and Communication to develop additional resources.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Energetic teacher/scholar/artist with a specialty in a field of music taught within the Department of Music.
    • Demonstrated excellence as an administrator with a distinguished record of continuing research/creative activity.
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of emerging technologies for use in the classroom and in research in order to manage and sustain departmental.
  • Qualifications:
    • Terminal degree in music (PhD or DMA) and a record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity.
    • Academic leadership experience at the level of chair or a demonstrable track record of increasing leadership responsibilities required.
    • Preference given to candidates with at least three years of demonstrable administrative experience including a history of resources management, recruiting, promotion of university music programs, program development, community outreach, strategic planning, experience with national accreditation agencies, and success in fundraising.
  • Application Procedure:
    • Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement describing leadership vision and the most important issues facing music programs within liberal art institutions; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Nominations are also accepted.
    • Additional materials may be required at a later date.
    • To view complete job description and application procedures and to submit materials, please visit https://employment.plu.edu

Peabody Conservatory: One-Year Position, Non-Tenure-Track, Musicology (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013)Edit

  • The Musicology Department at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position to begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will have the doctorate in musicology (earned by July 2014), and will have the training and experience to teach required undergraduate survey courses in music history, as well as musicology and theory seminars for graduate students in the MM and DMA programs. The candidate will not have responsibilities for advising graduate students. The course load will be seven classes for the year (either 4-3 or 3-4). Two of the seven classes will be graduate music theory seminars.
  • Founded in 1857 and conveniently located in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon cultural district, the Peabody Conservatory is the oldest existing American conservatory. Approximately 150 artists and academicians deliver a curriculum that includes degree and diploma programs in performance, early music, jazz studies, conducting, music education, and recording arts and sciences. Peabody is one of the nine colleges that comprise the Johns Hopkins University. For more information on the musicology department and its course offerings, please visit our website: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/musicology/
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference by December 1, 2013 to: Dr. Mellasenah Morris, Dean, Peabody Conservatory of Music, One East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202. Materials may also be submitted electronically to lambert@peabody.jhu.edu, noting Musicology Search in the subject line.
  • The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community. Smoke free/drug free environment.
  • 12/12: Request for more materials (x2)
  • 1/27: Skype interview scheduled
  • 3/18: Rejection via e-mail
    • 3/19: Rejection via e-mail indicating that the position had been filled (but not naming said person)

Pomona College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, One-Year Position (Deadline: 31 March 2014 PASSED) Edit

  • Pomona College is seeking a visiting assistant professor to fill a one-year replacement position in Ethnomusicology in the Music Department from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed or are approaching completion of the Ph.D. 
  • Candidates should show evidence of ethnomusicological research as indicated by scholarly presentations and publications. Area of specialization is open. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years' teaching experience. The candidate should be committed to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching five courses and supervising one or two non-Western ensembles taught by specialists. 
  • Teaching load includes an introductory course in World Music, a theory and methods course in Ethnomusicology, and three additional courses based on the candidate's expertise and the department’s needs. Such needs may include leading a non-Western ensemble or teaching courses in music theory and aural skills. 
  • Send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, sample publication or conference paper, and three letters of recommendation to
Ethnomusicology Search, Department of Music, Pomona College, 340 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711.
  • Complete applications received by March 31, 2014 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is a member of the Claremont Colleges and is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The Music Department has nine full-time faculty members and 28 part-time applied music and ensemble instructors. The Department serves music majors as well as a large number of non-majors each semester. Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Princeton University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Open Field) (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013)Edit

  • Position Summary: The Department of Music at Princeton University seeks to appoint a historical musicologist to a rank of assistant professor to begin September 1, 2014. We are looking for a candidate whose strengths will complement those of current faculty. The search is open to specialists in any period of music history. Together with research and publication, the position requires a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervising, and to the performing arts. A completed or near-completed Ph.D. is required. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and bibliography with their application. Three letters of recommendation are also required. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
  • You may apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. For fullest consideration, please apply by December 1, 2013.
  • Essential Qualifications: Completed or near-completed Ph.D. is required.
  • Education Required: Doctorate Degree
    • Okay, I'll bite: what the hell do they mean by submitting a "bibliography" with an application, in addition to a CV? Is this a Princeton thing, like eating clubs and rich people?
    • Snap! 
    • My guess is that they mean the applicant's "list of publications." To make sure, perhaps just write to the search committee and ask? (p.s. Why be so unduly snarky about Princeton? Lots of job descriptions have ambiguous, unclear wording; usually takes just a quick email to clear things up. If you have such disdain toward the institution, maybe it's best if you don't apply there. Both you and they will be better off.) (x3)
    • Oh, I'm pretty sure it's okay to snark at Princeton, and a sense of humor is definitely mandatory when on the market. (x3)
    • My first thought when I saw this was, "I look forward to never hearing from them." Hey, at least they are honest about their "volume of applications."
    • It's unclear to me -- does anyone know if the three letters is all they want or a minimum? The online portal says "Please provide at least three references"
    • Paraphrasing a member of the search committee: Don't worry about the "bibliography." It's the result of a box mistakenly checked by an administrator. Just apply for the position. 
    • Any word here? (12/18)
    • Nothing (12/19)
    • 12/21 request for more materials x2
      • was this by email? snail mail? 
      • anyone else hear anything?
      • This was by email
      • Heard nothing (12/30)
    • As of 12/27, SC member stated that committee is still considering additional applications.
      • Thanks for the update! Are you able to clarify -- is "additional applications" referring to applications still coming in now, or that were part of the original pool submitted by 1 Dec?
    • 1/30 Campus interview scheduled for February
    • I heard through the grapevine that an offer was made
    • Yes.

Reed College: 1 Year Visiting Assistant Professor Musicology (Deadline: 28 October, 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year position in musicology as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2014-2015 academic year. The area of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities will be a two-semester music history sequence plus three one-semester electives of the candidate's choice.  The latter are typically open to both majors and non-majors. All Reed faculty members also advise senior theses.
  • Applicants should hold the Ph.D or equivalent and have experience in undergraduate teaching. Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Your cover letter should make clear the nature of your background and preparation for this position and your understanding of the role music plays in a college of this kind; it would also be helpful if you described electives you might teach. Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In the letter of application, we strongly encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).
  • Please submit by Interfolio a cover letter and curriculum vitae and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to Mark Burford, chair of the search committee.  Review of application materials will begin October 28, 2013.  Members of the search committee will be available to interview applicants of interest at the AMS annual meeting in Pittsburgh in November.
    • Invitation to interview at AMS (11/4) X 2
    • Campus visits scheduled
    • Offer made and accepted

Rocky Mountain College: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History (Deadline: 31 October 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • Rocky Mountain College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in music theory and music history. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in teaching in a small college environment and be committed to undergraduate music education. A terminal degree in music (DMA, PhD) is required. Primary responsibilities include a four-course music theory sequence and a two-semester music history sequence. Other courses include aural skills, counterpoint, form and analysis, and general education courses, all of which are taught on a rotating basis. Expertise with music technology is preferred. The candidate will be expected to participate in the service of the college including student advising and recruitment and to maintain appropriate professional activity in the field.
  • Rocky Mountain College is a private, comprehensive, baccalaureate college located in Billings, Montana. Information about Rocky Mountain College is available at http://www.rocky.edu.
  • Questions should be directed to Greg Kohn, Director of Human Resources at 406-657-1160 or greg.kohn@rocky.edu.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation and a Rocky Mountain College application. The application can be found at: www.rocky.edu then click on faculty/staff then employment opportunities. Additional materials may be requested. Application materials should be mailed to: Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102 Attn: Human Resources; emailed to: jobs@rocky.edu; or faxed to 406-238-7262. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2013. Those received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. AA/EOE
  • From the theory wiki:
    • (1/8) References phoned
    • (1/14) Phone Interview scheduled

Roosevelt University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (Western Art Music) (Deadline: April 22 or until filled)Edit

The Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History for a one year appointment beginning August 2014. This position will be located on the Chicago Campus.

  • The teaching load will include two courses in the undergraduate music history core as well as Style and Literature, a required graduate course that introduces students to advanced discourse about Western music of any genre and style period through application of the concepts of style, criticism, analysis, context, and interpretation, examination of a wide variety of music through various analytical and critical approaches, and refinement of research and presentation skills.
  • The load will include assigned service components: advising and serving on graduate comprehensive review committees.
  • The remainder of the instructional assignment is flexible, and may include other courses in the undergraduate music history core, undergraduate literature surveys (piano, vocal, orchestral, chamber), and/or graduate seminars.

Review of applications begins April 22, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants please upload all required documents including:

  1. A letter of application.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of three references who can speak to your teaching and professional qualifications.
  4. Transcripts.

An earned Doctorate in Musicology or ABD. A broad range of repertory and teaching interests within the Western art music tradition. Proven record of excellence in teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications:Expertise in European music, 1600-1900.Secondary teaching interest in music since 1900.

Direct discipline-specific questions to Dr. Stuart Folse, Chair of the Music Faculty, at sfolse@roosevelt.edu

For consideration please apply via the Roosevelt Careers webpage: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/postings/103. All applications must be submitted online. Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.

Roosevelt University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (American Popular Music) (Deadline: April 22 or until filled)Edit

The Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History for a one year appointment beginning August 2014. This position will be located on the Chicago Campus. The teaching load will include two sections of Music of America, a required course focusing on American popular song, musical theater, ragtime, jazz, blues, gospel, country, bluegrass, folk, Latino, Cajun, and rock as well as the roots of American folk and popular music in African, Anglo-Celtic, and other musical cultures. The course also introduces students to world music studies, and perspectives and methods of ethnomusicology. The load will include assigned service components: advising and serving on graduate comprehensive review committees. The remainder of the instructional assignment is flexible, and may include other courses in the undergraduate music history core, undergraduate literature surveys (piano, vocal, orchestral, chamber), and/or graduate seminars. Review of applications begins April 22, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants please upload all required documents including:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of three references who can speak to your teaching and professional qualifications.
  4. Transcripts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • An earned Doctorate in Musicology or Ethnomusicology or ABD.
  • Proven record of excellence in teaching and broad competence in the discipline of American popular music.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of American popular music and experience in teaching undergraduate music history.


Preferred Qualifications: Secondary teaching interest in music since 1900 is desirable.


Direct discipline-specific questions to Dr. Stuart Folse, Chair of the Music Faculty, at sfolse@roosevelt.edu For consideration please apply via the Roosevelt Careers webpage: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/postings/1033. All applications must be submitted online. Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.

Sam Houston State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Euro-American canon, research, and world music, while producing significant research and publication, serving on graduate exam and theses committees, performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music, and providing collegial commitment and service to the School, University, and the profession.
  • Ph.D in Musicology is required; ABD applicants will be considered if the Ph.D. is completed before the end of the first year of employment.
  • Teacher-scholar candidates must have successful University teaching experience and possess exceptional research and publication qualifications.
  • Candidates with commitment to using integrative technologies in teaching including potential on-line delivery, and those with Baroque performance experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Submit application, cover letter, curriculum vita, university transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation electronically to https://shsu.peopleadmin.com. Other supporting materials may be requested at a later date. This position will begin August 2014.
    • Request for teaching video (3/1) x2
    • Skype interview (3/25)
      • Any updates? (4/19)

Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory (Deadline: Open Until Filled)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (or Visiting Instructor) of Music History and Theory to begin Fall 2014. PhD or ABD in Music; salary commensurate with experience. Teaching responsibilities include the third semester in the music theory sequence (compositional and analytical procedures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries) and courses on Western classical traditions. A candidate's cover letter should indicate what courses they would be prepared to offer. Course load is six courses per year.
  • We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Note: According to Skidmore College's HR website, this position was originally listed 10 March 2014.

SOAS, University of London: Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music (Deadline: 30 December 2013)Edit

  • Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music
  • Department of Music
  • £32,558 - £46,741 p.a Inclusive of London Allowance
  • Vacancy No: 000593
  • Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Jewish Music based within the Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The Department of Music is the leading centre in Europe for teaching and research in the music of Asia and Africa. Your principal responsibilities will be to lecture on Jewish music to BA and Master’s students, contribute to interregional, interdisciplinary or thematic teaching and research in Music, supervise research students, engage in research and publication, and contribute to the administration of programmes of study in Music. Ability to teach the musics of the Middle East and/or popular musics may be an advantage. You will have a relevant PhD and appropriate publications. The post commences on September 1st 2014.
  • You can obtain further information about SOAS and the Department of Music from the Head of Department, Rachel Harris (rh@soas.ac.uk), and from the Department’s web site: http://www.soas.ac.uk/music.
  • To apply for this vacancy or download a job description/further information, please visit http://www.soas.ac.uk/jobs . CV’s will only be accepted when accompanied by an application form. No agencies.
  • The closing date for applications is: 30 December 2013
  • Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing: 10 February 2014
  • SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
    • Rejection received via email (1/16).
    • Interview scheduled (x2) (1/16)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 February 2014)Edit

  • The primary responsibility will be to teach classes in undergraduate and graduate music history and literature. The secondary responsibility will be to coordinate the Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Music History and Literature program and to contribute to the general education and service missions of the University.  The Assistant Professor may be assigned other tasks in support of the department's mission and goals.  The successful candidate will be dedicated to undergraduate education while maintaining a professional profile through research, publication and other scholarly activities.
  • PhD required, but ABD very near completion will be considered. Demonstrated record of research desired. Candidates with expertise in ethnomusicology are encouraged to apply.
  • 100%, Tenure-track contract for academic year beginning August 16, 2014; summer teaching may be available.
  • Submit a letter of application, transcripts, CV, three letters of recommendation, a list of current references, and a representative portfolio of scholarly work to:
Dr. Michael Mishra, Search Committee Chair 
Department of Music 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Campus Box 1771 
Edwardsville,  IL, 62026-1771
    • heard second-hand of at least 1 phone interview (2/27)
    • They have a list of finalists (not sure how many) and are contacting references for them (3/25)

Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013)Edit

  • The Division of Music invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (position number 6357). We seek a creative scholar whose research and teaching are informed by approaches and methodologies that resonate with the global and interdisciplinary nature of the Meadows School of the Arts. Candidates from all specializations will be considered, but the department has curricular needs in topics after 1750. Teaching responsibilities may include survey courses in Western music history, music and cultural studies, graduate and undergraduate special topics seminars (including the candidates research area), and the supervision of masters theses. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Beginning August 2014.
  • Minimum qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in musicology at the time appointment begins; experience in university- level teaching.
  • Preferred qualifications: Completed Ph.D. at the time of application; proven success in teaching undergraduate and graduate music major courses; evidence of ongoing engagement in significant scholarly activities.
  • Application: Send letter of application highlighting qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Samuel Holland, Director, SMU, Post Office Box 750356, Dallas TX, 75275 or as email attachments to caroleh at smu.edu. We encourage digital applications.  E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, please save documents in .pdf format.  Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files.  All digital material must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.
  • To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2013 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision at the completion of the search.
    • Acknowledgement of application received 12/11
    • Request for more materials 1/10 (x2)
    • Invitation for campus interview 1/29
    • Rejection letter noted position filled 3/14

Stetson University - Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 1 Dec 2013)Edit

STETSON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Assistant Professor, Music History, full-time, tenure-track
  • This position is a joint appointment: the primary appointment is in the School of Music, and the secondary appointment is in a department of the College of Arts and Sciences. The secondary appointment will be determined on the successful candidate’s expertise and areas of teaching and research interest. Likely departments would be, but are not limited to, History, Creative Arts, and Modern Languages.
  • Qualifications:
    • Stetson University is seeking a vibrant, energetic musicologist with proven excellence in the teaching of undergraduate students in the history of Western classical music, who has a broad and thorough knowledge of the canon of literature and repertoire as well as strong research and writing skills. The successful candidate should have a professional development plan for research and publication. Doctorate required or completed by the time of appointment.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Primary responsibilities are to develop further, coordinate, and teach courses in a unified music history curriculum for undergraduate music students, and courses in the College of Arts and Sciences in the department of their secondary appointment; teach introductory courses, upper-division courses in his or her area of specialization, a University Freshman Seminar and/or a Junior Seminar. The successful candidate will work closely with School of Music students in the development of critical thinking skills, writing skills, bibliography and research methods, and the use of foreign languages in scholarship. This faculty position will advise senior research projects and prepare students who are planning on pursuing graduate work in music history. University service is expected of all full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty members.
  • The School of Music:
    • An exclusively undergraduate program known for excellence, depth, and a long-standing tradition of quality, the School offers BM, BME, and BA degrees, with majors in performance, music education, and academic areas that include theory, composition, music technology, and outside-field areas. A faculty of 47 serves approximately 200 music majors. The school holds full membership in the National Association of Schools of Music. Recent graduates of the School of Music are found on the stages of the world’s great opera houses (including the Metropolitan Opera), hold leadership positions in major symphony orchestras, are faculty members of prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation, and gain admission to some of the most distinguished graduate programs in the United States, including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, the University of Michigan, and Yale. The School of Music is deeply proud of the placement of its graduates in the most highly-regarded public school music programs in Florida.
  • THE UNIVERSITY:
    • Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s teacher-scholar faculty works with 3,800 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,500 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading, Education, Counseling, and English. Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning. Working closely with faculty, staff, and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Stetson’s academic program prepares and inspires students to dare to be significant™, realizing 21st century learning goals that will foster their ability and commitment to make a difference in the world. We seek faculty who themselves dare to be significant; think across disciplinary, methodological, and social boundaries; exercise pedagogical creativity and adaptability (including the use of technology to enrich and extend learning); and are passionate lifelong learners.
  • Stetson values the development of the whole person committed to engaging and building lifelong connections with the larger world through Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, and Global Citizenship. To that end, the University fosters policies, practices, and modes of inquiry to support and explore these values areas, integrated in a University-wide commitment to personal and social responsibility. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
  • THE COMMUNITY:
    • DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
  • SALARY: Salary is competitive.
  • STARTING DATE: August 15, 2014
  • APPLICATION:
    • Applicants should send a letter of application, detailed current vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate both a commitment to and leadership in undergraduate music education.
    • Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit all materials electronically as an e-mail attachment in the form of either a PDF or Microsoft Word document to: musicologysearch@stetson.edu
    • Electronic copies are preferred; if a candidate is unable to submit materials via e-mail, hard copies may be sent to the following postal address:
Dr. Michael Rickman, Chair
Search: Music History
School of Music Unit 8399
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland, Blvd., Unit 8399
DeLand, FL 32723
  • Transcripts and other materials may be requested at a later date.
    • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
    • 11/26 Could anyone please tell me where this job was posted?
    • It was posted on the Chronicle site "Vitae" on the 17th of November. The "deadline" is likely a typo, perhaps reproduced here as passive sabotage.
      • Many thanks! 
    • 11/27 For what it's worth, the ad on Vitae says it's a November 1st deadline. I doubt there's passive sabotage here.
      • Ahem. I am the person who posted this to the wiki; if you follow the link, you will see that the Chronicle Vitae page in fact does list the 1st of November as the date when applications started being reviewed. When the Chronicle of Higher Ed launched the Vitae jobs listing service, they did a phased migration of listings from the old Chronicle Jobs database, resulting in a lot of older entries like this showing up with new posting dates. I added this to the wiki, as I have with many others, as part of my effort to make this a comprehensive historical reference of the job market. (11/27)
      • An addendum: Nov. 1 is also the date listed in the job posting PDF on the Stetson U. website.
      • Oh gosh! did I offend your sensibilities? Mercy me, I do apologize! My message was only an expression of my frustration that the listing was posted here for “archival purposes” an entire month after the deadline had passed. By “passive sabotage” I primarily meant that by doing nothing, by not posting the job, you and anyone else who knew about the job and didn’t post it are passively sabotaging other applicants. The addition of the deadline seemed only to enhance the initial damage. Further, I thought that the poster who asked where this was posted should be aware that some very serious Darwinian selection occurs on this Wiki, despite all these beautiful vows to keep it as a “positive place for discussion,” and I hoped that they were seeking a more dependable means of finding position listings.
      • For what it's worth, I posted this job listing the day that I first saw it. I don't read through the Chronicle/Chronicle Vitae listings every day, nor does this position appear to have been widely advertised. I can only speculate as to how far in advance the original Chronicle post was made, as said posting would have gone offline when Chronicle Vitae launched. 
      • I checked the MVL on the College Music Society. As of 11/29 Stetson is advertising there with a new deadline: December 1st.
      • Dec. 1 deadline confirmed via email, although they're still accepting applications and the posting on their website still reads Nov. 1. The email in question reads, "December 1st is correct, we’ve still been accepting applications until the committee says otherwise."
  • Skype Interview Requested (12/23)
  • Skype Interview Requested (1/7)
    • Just to inquire, did they request the interview on the 7th, or did you complete the interview on the 7th? (1/8)
    • They requested the interview on 1/7.
    • Has anyone heard anything since the Skype interviews?  I assume this search has progressed to the campus interview phase.

St. Mary's College - Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 December 2013 PASSED)Edit

POSITION Full-time tenure-track appointment in the Department of Music.

DESCRIPTION The department seeks a committed, enthusiastic, active Musicologist to teach 2-semester Music History sequence, World Music, Senior Seminar, and several courses for the non-major such as American Popular Music, Folk Music, Film Music, or Women in Music, possibly with an additional Writing component. Participate fully in departmental activities.

APPOINTMENT Beginning August 2014

QUALIFICATIONS Doctorate preferred; ABD considered.

DEPARTMENT The Department of Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, has an energetic faculty of artists that works closely together, providing studies leading to the B.M. in Music Education and the B.A. in Music. There are extensive on-campus performance activities for music majors as well as the general student. Housed in the Moreau Center for the Arts, the department’s facilities include a computer and piano lab, excellent practice facilities, the Little Theatre recital hall and the 1,300-seat O’Laughlin Auditorium. The Moreau Center also serves as home to performances of the South Bend Chamber Singers and various touring productions. www.saintmarys.edu/music

COLLEGE Saint Mary's College, the nation’s premier Catholic women’s college, founded and continually sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1844, is located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Its mission is to educate women in the liberal arts tradition, focusing on intellectual vigor, religious sensibility, aesthetic appreciation, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Mary’s College among the top 100 Nation’s Best Liberal Arts colleges. Saint Mary’s students enjoy all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, but also have access to many courses and extracurricular activities at the University of Notre Dame.

APPLICATION Review of credentials will begin DECEMBER 1. Please send a letter of application, resumé, transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of effective teaching to:

Dr. Nancy Menk, Chair

Department of Music

Saint Mary’s College

Notre Dame, IN 46556-5001

Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opporunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty,and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.

    • Any word on this one? (1/4)
    • Campus visits have been scheduled (1/16)
      • Seriously? Did this skip right to the campus interview, or are people just not updating the wiki? 
      • Given that there is a strong inside candidate, my guess is that they skipped right to the campus interview to speed the process along. Just a hunch.
    • Received rejection letter naming job recipient (3/3):  Dr. Emily McManus (PhD Musicology/Ethnomusicology, U. of Minnesota 2011; Texas A&M University). Congratulations, Emily!

St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 November 2013 PASSED)Edit

    • Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be to teach Western music history, including survey courses and upper level electives for music majors as well as offerings for non-majors. A secondary responsibility will be to teach courses within the music department in an additional area of expertise. The candidate will work together with the music librarian to help students develop writing and research skills within the context of the music history curriculum. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and service on music department and college-wide committees. The appointee will likely be involved in interdisciplinary teaching, for example, first-year writing.
    • Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a pedagogue of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, the candidate will demonstrate how the study of Western music history and a liberal education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through research, publication, and other activities. In addition to a proven record of success in teaching music history and an excellent professional profile, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and the college. Doctorate required; ABD considered.
    • Does anyone know if this is a new position?
    • This is not a new position. Sadly, one of the musicologists passed away.
    • Actually, the position was posted *before* the recent (tragic and sudden) death. I believe the position is actually to replace the early music person who is set to retire. Now, however, it is anyone's guess if they may move forward with two musicologists who cover different time periods. In any case, it may be an exciting time to join the department if the entire musicology section is created anew. But in any case, not a new position.
    • Does anyone know what they mean by "additional area of expertise"? Are they looking for a secondary research interest, applied skills, conducting experience, the ability to teach crocheting?
      • From a committee member: "We are primarily searching for a musicologist, but we are looking for a second area of musical expertise. In addition to music history, the successful candidate will teach in his or her secondary area, whatever that might be. We decided to leave the secondary area open in order to allow candidates to share their specialties with the committee."
    • 12/11: Rejection via email x 6
    • Did they send out rejections first? Did anyone get a request for more materials/interview, or hear of anyone getting one? 
    • I heard today that one of my letters of recommendation was missing. They said they needed it by January 2.
      • I heard today (Jan. 6) that my transcripts didn't upload properly. I was asked to submit them by tomorrow afternoon.
    • 1/12: Request for phone interview x4
    • 1/26: Request for campus interview x2
    • Position filled.
    • NB: The tenure-track position (to replace retiring faculty member) is separate from other recent replacement hires (due to the untimely passing of Alice Hanson last fall).

State University of New York at Oswego: Assistant of High Strings/Musicology (Deadline: 4 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

The Department of Music at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position entails a full-time, ten-month contract beginning August 2014.

Posting Date: October 2, 2013. Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment: August 18, 2014

Description of Responsibilities: Teach individual applied violin or viola lessons, recruit and revitalize the string program, and maintain an active performance profile on-campus and in the region. Additional teaching areas include a history sequence for majors and other musicology and/or ethnomusicology courses as interests/needs of department and candidate dictate.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Completed Doctoral degree in Music. ABD considered. Performance experience should reflect a significant record of artistic accomplishment in solo literature and chamber music, along with substantial teaching experience. The successful collegial candidate will demonstrate effective teaching including engagement of students, knowledge of instrument, effective pedagogy and appropriate repertoire selection. Expertise in historical musicology and/or ethnomusicology, excellent writing skills, engaging classroom style, and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong background in string pedagogy and ability to promote student success in a multicultural and global community a plus.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references electronically to

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43018

Please also include recorded video examples of your work (DVD, www.youtube.com, or similar link acceptable). REQUIRED - One example (video) of: a live performance; an applied lesson; and a typical classroom lecture. Please send video examples to Dr. Todd Graber, Chair, Department of Music, SUNY Oswego, 107 Tyler Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Official transcripts required prior to appointment.

If you have any questions about the position, please email: Todd Graber at todd.graber@oswego.edu

Description of Department: The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts in Music. Minors in Music, Audio Design and Production, Expressive Arts Therapy and Arts Management.


    • Given that this morning I saw posting for a 1-year VAP in Musicology, at SUNY-Oswego, is it safe to say that this search failed? (1/23)
    • I don't know anything about this search specifically, but it wouldn't shock me that it failed.  This is what happens when schools try to hire what should be two positions in one.

State University of New York at Oswego - Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology (10 months), Deadline 15 March 2014 (open until filled)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the State University of New York at Oswego announces an opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology. This position entails a full-time, ten-month contract beginning August 2014 and ending May 2015.
  • Review Date: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
  • Date of Appointment: August 2014
  • Description of Responsibilities: Teach main history sequence for majors, general education electives and other musicology and/or ethnomusicology courses as interests/needs of department and candidate dictate.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed Doctoral degree in Musicology. Expertise in historical musicology and/or ethnomusicology, excellent writing skills, engaging classroom style, and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment are required.
  • Other Preferred Qualifications: Ability to promote student success in a multicultural and global community a plus.



  • To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:
  • http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=46136
  • Please also send recorded video examples of your teaching (DVD, www.youtube.com, or similar link acceptable). Dr. Todd Graber, Chair, Department of Music, SUNY Oswego, 107 Tyler Hall, Oswego, NY 13126. REQUIRED - One example (video) of a typical classroom lecture. Note: Materials will not be returned to candidates.
  • If you have any questions about the position, please email:
  • Robert Auler, Search Chair
  • robert.auler@oswego.edu
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Official transcripts required prior to hiring.


  • Description of Department: The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts in Music. Minors in Music, Audio Design and Production, Expressive Arts Therapy and Arts Management.


  • SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu
  • Application Information
  • Contact:
  • Robert Auler
  • Department of Music
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • Online App. Form: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=46136


Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Stony Brook University Department of Music seeks a scholar who specializes in ethnomusicology. Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or have advanced ABD status, and be well versed in research paradigms of both ethnomusicology and musicology. We welcome applications from scholars who study either traditional or contemporary musical practices in one or more world areas, and we are interested in scholars who address issues such as (but not necessarily limited to) the following: globalization and its impact on political-social structures; gender and sexuality; the impact of new technologies on expressive cultures; and the impact of cross-cultural exchanges. We look for demonstrated achievement in scholarly productivity, or the potential for future achievement, as well as a record of successful teaching experience, and the potential for broadening perspectives within a music department with an emphasis on Western, classical music. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, advising, and departmental and university service.
  • This is a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor (if holding a doctorate). Starting date: late August 2014. Salary according to qualifications.
  • Application deadline: review of files begins October 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants may complete the Academic Jobs Online application at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3068. Electronic submission of materials is preferred. Alternatively, applicants may submit a State employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three current letters of reference (or reference dossier), and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy to: Chair, Ethnomusicology Search, Department of Music, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475.
  • Request for more materials received by email 10/31/13 x6
    • To the people who keep updating this one (x4 x5 x6)--were you all asked on 10/31 or is Stony Brook gradually sending these requests?
    • I'm the one who changed it to x4 and I was asked on 10/31. I just got around to updating it here later.
  • Campus interview requested 11/20/13 x2
  • Offer made and accepted 1/20/14

Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The SUNY Stony Brook Department of Music seeks a scholar with primary specialization in music of the Baroque period; appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Candidates should hold a Ph.D, or have ABD status, and should be well-versed in both historical and theoretical domains and conversant with cultural perspectives. Expertise in performance practice issues is desirable. Preference will be given to those who show strong research accomplishment or potential and who have a record of successful teaching experience. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, dissertation direction, advising, and departmental and university service.
  • Application deadline: review of files begins December 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants may complete the Academic Jobs Online application at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3523.
  • Electronic submission of materials is preferred. Alternatively, applicants may submit a State employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three current letters of reference (or reference dossier), and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy to: Chair, Baroque Search, Department of Music, Staller Center, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475. For further information visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref#: F-8270-13-10).
  • Any updates here? Two months have passed since reviewing began. (2/5)
    • Request for more materials at the end of December; nothing since. (2/6) x3
  • Campus visit scheduled (before 2/20)

Swarthmore College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (two-year) (Deadline: 15 March 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College seeks a visiting Assistant Professor of music history. The candidate should be able to teach upper-level survey or topics courses in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. An ability to teach courses in film music and the Broadway musical is also desirable. Teaching experience is required.
    • This is a two-year, full-time appointment (five courses per year) beginning Fall 2014. We expect applicants to have completed a PhD in historical musicology by the start of the appointment. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at https://academicjobsonline.org no later than March 15, 2014. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an article-length writing sample, and at least two sample syllabi. Please address any questions you may have to Bernadette Dunning, Administrative Coordinator for Music & Dance (music at swarthmore.edu).
    • Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
  • Invitation for campus visit (3/25).
  • In his/her zeal to erase what he/she perceived to be snark, someone took away the job description??! Is it possible to replace the latter, at least? And without being snarky myself, I am interested to know how this job proceeded so quickly. Usual at this late in the search year, I guess.
  • VAP searches often don't involve as many intervening stages, so the speed doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Also, if it were me, I would have read all the applications over spring break just to get it done. Let's not fault a committee for going quickly when it's infinitely better than the alternative!
  • offered to a non-Renaissance-Baroque alumna 

Suzhou University: Two Tenure-Track Vacancies in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 April 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music
    • One of the leading music institutions in Jiangsu Province, China, is seeking to recruit distinguished musicians to join the Faculty at the Academy of Music, which is based in Suzhou China – an ancient city with 2,500 years history and known for its exquisite life and cultural legacy. The Academy presents an ideal intellectual and musical environment with huge potential for achievement in China’s burgeoning arts arena.
  • Job announcement for Musicology/ Ethnomusicology

(Two tenure-track vacancies)

With the increasing demand of classical music and the construction of many new and impressive theatres in China, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music (SUSTAM), founded in 1989, and now under the new leadership of Dean Christopher Chen, is taking advantage of this new wave and seeks tenure-track artists/faculty members who want to be a part of this exciting time in SUSTAM.

    • Responsibility will include: To teach the relevant curriculum at the college undergraduate and graduate levels; To reinforce, complement, and expand school curricular offerings; To offer students educational guidance and advice; To serve the department at faculty meetings, in juries and auditions etc; Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned based on candidate’s strengths and department needs.
    • Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and to offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidate must be an outstanding scholar with the promise of significant contribution to the field and will lead and develop undergraduate and graduate curriculums in historical musicology or ethnomusicology. Demonstrated excellence in teaching desired. Earned Ph.D or DMA required.
    • Work Place: Suzhou, China
    • Work language: English and Chinese bilingual candidate are preferred, but being bilingual is not necessary.
    • Salary: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application Procedures: Send the following material by email to mucchen at mail.usts.edu.cn

  • a letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • official transcripts of university work sent directly to SUSTAM
  • sample written research/document
  • evidence of Teaching Experience (e.g. Course Evaluations, etc.)
  • list of courses taught (Optional)
  • three letters of recommendation and contact information of references
  • non-criminal record / police clearance
  • supporting material such as publications and others

Please also send a hard copy of the above materials to Prof. Christopher Chen Academy of Music Suzhou University of Science and Technology 1 Kerui Road Gaoxin Area, Suzhou Jiangsu Province, China Post Code 215009

Start Date: August 2014


Application Deadline: 1 April 2014


Note: Please do not make phone calls. After you have successfully submitted material, you will get an auto-email reply. Once you have been selected as candidate, you will then be invited to Suzhou for a campus visit and interview.

  • Note: this was posted to AMS-L on 2/24, but no one posted it here. Oh, well.
  • Anyone hear anything? (4/21)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz (Deadline: 30 September 2013 PASSED)Edit

  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia and the Southeast Asian region. The mission of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is to provide distinguished instruction in music and music-related fields as well as outstanding opportunities for performance, composition, research and teacher training for music and cultural studies. Since its inception in 1915, the conservatorium has played an important role in shaping Sydneys cultural identity. The conservatorium has developed strong ties with the citys professional symphonic life through visiting staff relationships with major professional ensembles and maintained strong links with professional music performance internationally. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located in a landmark position at the heart of Sydneys cultural precinct, close to the Sydney Opera House and surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Since 2001, following major renovation to create a facility of outstanding acoustic and architectural quality, the conservatorium is regarded as one of the finest in the world with five major performance venues and over 130 teaching and practice studios.
  • The jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is Australias oldest and most highly regarded jazz program. Entry is by competitive audition and the standard of the student cohort is universally high. Students are able to study all aspects of jazz performance and the requisite skills that inform professional practice including jazz harmony and arranging, jazz ear training, jazz history, principal study and jazz analysis. There are three large ensembles and 11 small ensembles, and dedicated improvisation classes in which the jazz cohort participate. Many of the students who have passed through the jazz program are at the vanguard of the music scene both domestically and internationally.
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and in this position you will:
    • teach music skills and music performance at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels encompassing principal study, jazz improvisation classes, jazz history, jazz harmony and arranging, and ensemble classes
    • make an important contribution to the research strengths of the faculty, including regular publications and performances
    • supervise research higher degree students
    • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic fields and with external stakeholders
    • engage with industry professionals and interested members of the public
    • actively contribute to faculty activities and academic administration
    • work cooperatively within a team.
  • To be successful in this position you will have:
    • a Masters in Music or equivalent professional experience
    • tertiary teaching experience in harmony and arranging, jazz history and music performance
    • evidence of an active research profile
    • extensive professional experience in the field of jazz performance
    • expertise in jazz composition and arranging (for Senior Lecturer level)
    • strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a range of stakeholders
    • the ability to supervise postgraduate students (for Lecturer level)
    • experience supervising postgraduate students (for Senior Lecturer level)
    • academic administration experience (for Senior Lecturer level).
  • A PhD in music (or a related discipline) is desirable for appointment at either level.
  • There are also additional desirable criteria at each level.
    • Remuneration package Lecturer: $104,644-$124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation).
    • Remuneration package Senior Lecturer: $128,185-$147,672 p.a. (which includes a base salary Level C $108,318 to $124,898 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation).
  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number (2051/1212A) for more information and to apply.
    • CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)

Syracuse University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Black Studies (Deadline: 15 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University seeks scholar with training as a musicologist, centered in Black Studies, for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates must hold either a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree. Applicants must be grounded in the history, thoery, practice and performance of African American musical heritages, including jazz, blues, spirituals, work songs, and hip-hop. The Department now has in its curriculum four music courses: Introduction to African American Music, A Surviey of African Music, Jazz from 1940 to the present, and Masters of American Black Music. Candidates should be able to teach all, or some of these courses, as well as develop new ones. In addition, candidates must be knowledgeable about African and Caribbean musical heritages, whiles generally demonstrating the ability to make linkages with Pan African, African Diasporan and Global African ethno musicological traditions/discourses.
  • The successful candidates will be to enhance the world of the Community Folk Art Center, a unit of the Department of African American Studies. A well-defined research agenda addressing academic concerns related to the Department's Pan African Studies frame of reference is expected, as is a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and community service. In addition, the successful candidate should seek to collaborate with Musicologists in the Art and Music Histories Department.
  • We will begin to review applications as we receive them and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2013. For full consideration, interested candidates must go to www.sujubopps.com and complete an online faculty application and attach the following documents: CV, a letter of application that includes a statement on teaching philosophy, one publication sample, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
  • Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Request for phone interview, 1/24/14.
  • Reasonably humane rejection email 2/11 (x2).
  • Invitation for campus visit, 2/18.

Temple University: Assistant Professor Musicology/Contemporary/Popular Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Boyer College of Music and Dance seeks a musicologist with a primary research area in American popular music (particularly contemporary rock/pop). A secondary research area in world music is desirable. The candidate must be capable of creating innovative courses for music majors and non-majors. Ability to take a leadership role in Boyer's new Ph.D. in Music is required. Teaching duties will include but not be limited to graduate and undergraduate courses in popular music, undergraduate courses in the music-history sequence, writing courses (undergraduate) in a variety of topics related to American popular music. An ability to advise research at the graduate level.
  • Qualifications: A completed doctoral degree is required. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications with a strong promise for a national reputation. The successful candidate must be able to engage highly talented musicians and dancers in a variety of performance and academic areas (jazz, performance, musicology, music theory, composition, music therapy, music education, and dance). A record of strong teaching is required.
  • Appointment Date: Fall 2014. Review of Applications: Screening begins immediately; continues until position is filled. Mail, e-mail, or fax (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) documentation of teaching experience (course outline or syllabus that relates to the candidate's teaching).
  • Submit application to: Dr. Michael Klein, Chair, Music Studies Department, c/o: Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Suite 210, 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122; e-mail: palmore@temple.edu; phone: 215-204-8097; fax 215-777-3385. Please do not send additional materials until requested. Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance is part of the Center for the Arts, which includes the Division of Theater, Film & Media Arts, Tyler School of Art, and the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The Center is located on the University's main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia.
  • request for more materials received Oct. 28 (X2)
  • campus interview requested Dec. 10

Texas A&M University: Assistant Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 29 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University seeks a scholar whose research engages with one or more world music traditions. The successful candidate will have an established research program and have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, historical musicology, or a related field by August 2014. The ideal candidate will contribute to existing departmental strengths in ethnomusicology, performance studies, music technology, and composition.
  • Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate music major courses in Western historical musicology, world music surveys, graduate seminars for the M.A. in Performance Studies, as well as topical courses in the candidate's area of research expertise. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high expectations for research productivity.
  • The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies. Texas A&M , an AAU, Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a Public Records state.
  • Applications must include a cover letter articulating the candidates approach to musicology and ethnomusicology; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations, class observations); and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on November 29, 2013.
  • Send complete applications to Musicology/Ethnomusicology Search Committee, attn. Ms. Alisha Bhutani, Department of Performance Studies, Mail Stop 4240, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4240
  • For more information contact Dr. Peter Lieuwen, lieuwen at neo.tamu.edu
    • Has anyone been contacted about this position? (2/13)
    • Top 10 list established by Mar. 1st; campus interviews scheduled towards end of March

Texas A&M University: Department Head, Performance Studies (Deadline: 13 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Performance Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University seeks a Department Head with research and administrative expertise in Performance Studies broadly conceived. Exceptional and suitably qualified candidates may be considered for an endowed position in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Department of Performance Studies currently houses B.A. programs in Music and Theatre, and an M.A. program in Performance Studies, with 11 tenure/tenure-track faculty and eight instructional faculty. We seek a department head who will contribute to the departments strategic emphases on the cultural politics of expressive forms, ethnographic research, performance technology in theatre and music, and performance as research. The area of research specialization is open.
  • The successful candidate must have a terminal, doctoral degree (such as a Ph.D. or D.M.A) and a substantial record of nationally prominent artistic and/or scholarly achievement for appointment as a tenured faculty member at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or Professor. Additionally, candidates must have administrative experience and be able to pursue a program of research, teaching, and service commensurate with other Texas A&M faculty. Knowledge of undergraduate curricula in music and/or theatre, support of undergraduate creative work (including theatre production and music performances), graduate teaching and supervision, commitment to national standards for creative and scholarly work, experience in undergraduate and graduate student recruiting, a demonstrated ability in program development, and a commitment to diversity are essential.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 13 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Start date: on or before August 1, 2014
    • To apply, send a letter of application that articulates your vision of performance studies scholarship, teaching, creative work, and service; details your previous administrative experience; and outlines your program of research and/or creative work along with your CV and contact information for three references to:
      • Department Head Search Committee
      • ATTN: Ms. Alisha Bhutani
      • Department of Performance Studies
      • Mail Stop 4240
      • Texas A&M University
      • College Station, TX 77843-4240
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen, kpullen@tamu.edu.
  • The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies. The Department is housed in a new building with a recording studio, teaching laboratories, extensive rehearsal facilities, a black box theater, and full featured production facilities. Texas A&M, an AAU, Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and Texas is a Public Records state.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology – Tenure-track (Deadline: 21 April 2014)Edit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate musicology courses. Additional duties may be requested based upon the needs of the department and qualifications of the candidate. Faculty members are expected to maintain appropriate scholarship activity.
  • EDUCATION
  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of music from a regionally accredited institution or university is required. Doctorate preferred.
  • Assistant or Associate Professor with a doctorate degree, tenture track; Lecturer with a master’s degree, non-tenure track.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning April 21, 2014
  • Applicants must formally apply by submitting the following items:
I. Online: https://javjobs.tamuk.edu/ [select Kingsville Campus] 1) Letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) scanned transcripts; 4) TAMUK Official Application Form; 5) List of references
II. Mail: 1) Three letters of reference to be sent by the referee to the committee chair listed below (if letters are emailed they must include a signature to be valid) Please do not send additional materials unless requested.
  • Address additional questions and correspondence to:
Dr. Kenneth Williams, Chair
Musicology Search Committee
Music Department, MSC 174
905 Engineering Avenue
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TEXAS 78363
Kenneth.williams at tamuk.edu
    • Note: this was just published to AMS-L today. Review starts one week from yesterday! (4/15)

Towson University: Lecturer, Music History and Culture (Deadline: 4 April 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Music History and Culture with the Music Department to begin August 2014.
  • Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Music History, Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Jazz Studies conferred by June 2014.
  • Responsibilities: Teach Music History and Culture undergraduate survey courses predominantly to non-majors from among the following areas: western music history, world music survey, rock music history and Jazz music history. Ability to coach a non-western or jazz ensemble would be an asset. Participate in division business is expected. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching with demonstrated skills at the college and/or university level, the ability to integrate technology in instruction and have a record of scholarly achievement.
  • The Department of Music: The Department of Music (www.towson.edu/music) enrolls approximately 325 students served by 30 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. Our comprehensive music program offers the BM in Performance and Composition, the BS in Music (liberal arts degree), the BS in Music Education, MM in Performance and MS in Music Education. A post-baccalaureate certificate program in Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze is also offered. All programs are NASM accredited. Approximately one-half of our undergraduate students are music education majors.
  • Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
  • Application: Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2014 and will continue until April 18, 2014. A completed digital dossier will include: 1) a letter of application outlining your qualifications to teach in the areas enumerated above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a copy of the transcript from your doctoral degree granting institution; 4) mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and business telephone numbers for three referees who may be contacted by the search committee: and 5) a sample syllabus for a course in the area of “Duties” listed above. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Submit complete digital dossiers in PDF format to: musicsearch@towson.edu
  • Additional Contact Information:
    • Name:  Dr. Carl B. Schmidt, Music History and Culture Search, Committee Chair, Email: musicsearch@towson.edu, Phone:  410-704-2830, Fax:  410-704-2841

Tulane University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 16 December 2013)Edit

  • The Newcomb Department of Music, Tulane University, announces a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Musicology to begin in the Fall, 2014. 
  • We are seeking a candidate who is a specialist in Western music. The successful candidate should have a robust research agenda and demonstrate the potential for developing a strong publication record.
  • The position requires a teaching load of two courses per semester. Courses will include but are not limited to core Western Music History and opera courses. There is also the potential to complement current departmental strengths in American Music.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology. Experience in teaching Western Music History.
  • Please submit a CV, a cover letter, and three confidential letters of recommendation through interfolio. Dr. John Joyce, search committee chair. apply.interfolio.com/23697
  • Deadline for submission of materials is December 16, 2013. The search committee will begin screening applications as they arrive.The advertising and search process will remain active until the position is filled.
  • For more information, contact Dan Sharp at dsharp at tulane.edu
    • 12/20 contacted for Skype interview (x2)
    • Very interesting: Skype interviews scheduled 3 (three) days after the deadline. 
    • Search committee member here. We reviewed the applications thoroughly as they came in each day, starting on November 4th. I took 34 pages of notes on 111 candidates. When the deadline passed, it didn't take long to finish reviewing the 15 or so that arrived the last day so that we could move forward with the search. There is no inside candidate. We have not sent out rejection letters yet because we may end up doing a second wave of skype interviews.
    • I had a feeling that was the case when someone from New Orleans logged onto my website the same night I submitted my application. Best of luck in your search.
    • Kudos to this search committee for their commitment to completing the application reviews so efficiently. 
    • Request for campus visit (1/17)

Université de Montréal: Assistant Professor of Music Theory (Deadline: 1 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Campus interview scheduled (April 7-8)

University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts: Director of School (Deadline: 2 January 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The School of Creative and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts. The appointment as Director is for a five year period (with possibility of renewal) commencing July 1, 2014.
  • As the successful candidate you will have a Masters Degree or PhD in a related discipline and will be an artist or a scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in one of the disciplines of Dance, Drama or Music with some demonstrated record of engagement with at least one of the other disciplines. You will have developed strong leadership skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a faculty member. As the new Director, you will have a vision to lead the School to build on its current strengths and promote development of strategic research areas through faculty recruitment and program development as well as interacting with the community and government on a regular and sustained basis on academic, research and fundraising activities. Reporting to the Dean, the Director will be the academic leader for the School of Creative and Performing Arts and its principal representative.
  • The School of Creative and Performing Arts provides academic and technical support for programs leading to eight degrees (BA Dance, BA Music, BFA Drama, BMus, MA Music, MFA Drama, MMus and PhD Music), three combined degrees (BA Dance/BKinesiology ,BFA Drama/BEd, BMus/BEd) and two interdisciplinary degrees in Computational Media Design (MSc, PhD) Annually, the School presents more than 200 public performances in its theatres and recital hall featuring the work of its faculty, students, alumni, and professional performers. Drawing its students from countries in every continent, the School of Creative and Performing Arts is a global cultural hub in Canada’s most enterprising city. Further details can be found at http://arts.ucalgary.ca/departments-programs.
  • Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:
Anessa Friske, HR Advisor
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Email: ajfriske@ucalgary.ca
  • Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
  • Additional Information about the University of Calgary
  • The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes.'
  • To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
  • About Calgary
  • Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. It has been named a cultural capital, and one of the best places to live in the world. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than residents of any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor, Musicology (Deadline: 30 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology at UCLA seeks a theoretically sophisticated scholar-teacher of diverse interests and extraordinary promise for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply, and candidates are encouraged, in their letters of application, to highlight research and teaching activities that demonstrate a strong commitment to the needs and perspectives of disadvantaged populations. The department is fully open to all research specialties, and is particularly interested in candidates with more than one research specialty. The Department of Musicology is in the Division of Humanities at UCLA, in the College of Letters and Science, and is also aligned with UCLA’s Departments of Music and Ethnomusicology within the Herb Alpert School of Music. Given this unique set of alignments and our faculty’s history of interdisciplinarity, candidates are encouraged to highlight any relevant interdisciplinary experience.
  • Ph.D. should be in hand by spring 2014. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Application materials may be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit, the university’s online academic employment recruitment system, at the following address:https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00090 Required materials include: a letter of interest addressed to UCLA Musicology Search Committee Chair, a current CV, and three confidential letters of reference sent on your behalf (link and login information to be provided upon receipt of application letter). Letters of reference should address the applicant’s potential as a publishing scholar and provide evidence of successful teaching.
  • To ensure full consideration, all materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 30, 2013. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. This posting is subject to pending budgetary approval.
  • Documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • 3 letters of reference required
    • Statement of Research
    • Statement of Teaching
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    • (Note: Crossed out above, since the linked job description specifically says DO NOT [their emphasis] submit Teaching Statement, Research Statement or Additional Materials at this time)
  • Is this basically a repeat of last year's search (does anyone know what happened there)? Are applicants who applied last year eligible to reapply this year?
  • From what I heard, this is a repeat. My advice: apply away.
  • If it's a newly configured search committee, then perhaps they won't even know who had applied last time around.
  • And even if it is the same (or quite similar) committee, I'd apply anyway. Searches can fail for all sorts of reasons, but one of them is that a committee decides to pursue a certain direction that ultimately doesn't work. Most applicants who didn't fit that profile probably weren't discussed much to start with. If any of last year's applicants are "tainted" it would only be the finalists--and even they might be reconsidered this year anew. Anyone who wants the job and would be competitive in a high-profile search should apply, regardless of last year. After all, given how many people applied last year, if every one of those candidates was ineligible this year they would only have a handful of applicants.
    • Rumor has it the search failed last year because they tried to hire/interview Associate Profs for the Assistant position? Usually isn't a good idea, I would think. But as everyone is saying, of course everyone should apply away!
    • A minor query: they say to address the cover letter to the head of the search committee. Anyone know who this actually is?
    • If you don't like the language in the job ad, don't apply.
    • Yikes, calm down. The question didn't really have anything to do with the language in the job ad!
    • If you look in the history of this listing, you'll see that there was some snark deleted.
    • Don't fret, there are a lot of people who "need not apply " to UCLA
    • Request for additional materials, 12/19 x5
    • Have you guys received an email requesting the materials? I did not get an email but I see a message on the online application system that reads "an additional optional document has been requested" and a list of documents to be uploaded to "My Files." Is everybody else seeing this? x7
    • Can somebody explain what x4 next to the date means? Does that mean that the requests for additional materials were all sent on the same day (on 12/19)?
      • The x4 (or x5 as it is now) likely indicates the number of folks self-reporting the request for additional materials, not the date. Those generally go out all at the same time, however. In this case, I'd say the x4 indicates both.
      • Thank you. Does it imply that whoever did not receive a request for additional material is out of the game???
      • just to be clear: those reporting additional material requests did not receive an email from the dept, but checked the job website and found the requests on their own? Because I just checked and got a request, but never got an email... so bizarre.
      • I received an email request for additional materials on 12/19. x3
        • Or, on the other side, has anyone checked the job site and NOT had a request for additional materials? (Though I'd love to be optimistic, I'm guessing it's a glitch and the real long list got emails).
        • Did the email request give the same deadline as that given on the website?
        • The email request didn't give a date, but said "We look forward to reading [the materials] in early January."
    • Question for those who received no email, but saw materials requests on the jobs site: what's your move? Are you submitting materials anyway? Emailing for clarification? Not bothering? It's got to be a glitch, right?
      • I emailed the committee through the link on the jobs site and received a very nice message confirming that, "Unfortunately, there was a system glitch with the programming, so there is no need to upload any additional materials unless you were contacted."
  • Contacted for Skype interview (1/29)
  • On campus interviews scheduled for March
  • E-mail rejection received (2/27)
  • The email indicated that they have already made an offer. Yet, latest post here indicates that interviews have been scheduled for March. Out of curiosity, anybody knows which one is correct?
    • They finished Skype interviews a couple weeks ago and have since scheduled campus interviews.
  • E-mail rejection received (3/19, I had a Skype interview)
  • Jessica Schwartz hired (NYU, 2012)

University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant, Professor, Cultural Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level position in cultural musicology, which we interpret broadly to include musicologists or ethnomusicologists whose research includes significant cross-cultural or cross-disciplinary components. We expect this colleague would teach large general education courses (for example, in popular musics or world music cultures), music major courses in musicology and/or ethnomusicology (the department offers both survey and specialized courses), and focused seminars supporting our Ph.D. program in Cultural Musicology. Special consideration will be given to those who can also teach lower-division integrated tonal theory/musicianship core courses.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral, or equivalent degree, in musicology or ethnomusicology with evidence of cross- cultural or cross-disciplinary research interests; record of research and of teaching in higher education.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Those with an ability to teach lower-division tonal theory/ musicianship will be given special consideration.
    • What do you think "creative work" means? On their site they request "one to three samples of creative work or writing." I've never seen this before...any ideas?
    • I would guess "creative work" would include compositions, for those who have that background in addition to theory/history.
    • Oh duh, that makes sense! Thanks!
  • Request for skype interview (11/27). 281 applicants.
  • Campus visit scheduled (01/09)
  • Rejection email received (x2) (01/24)
  • Offer made and accepted (Nicol Hammond, ABD NYU)

University of Cambridge, UK: Temporary University Lectureship in Music - 20th/21st-century music, incl. popular music (Deadline: 21 April 2014)Edit

  • Applications are invited for a temporary University Lectureship at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge. This post is a fixed-term appointment for two years and three months from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2016 and will be based in central Cambridge. The successful applicant will be required to teach in the area of 20th/21th-century music, including popular music; in addition to teaching (which may include lectures, seminars and/or small-group teaching), duties include research, examining and some administrative work.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 27 months in the first instance.
  • Closing date: 21 April 2014
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a short presentation on a subject of their choice, preferably related to their research, to members of the Faculty on Tuesday 6 May 2014. This will be followed later the same day by an interview.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology (one-year) (Deadline: 3 March 2014 PASSED)Edit

  • The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks a musicologist specializing in Baroque music for a one-year position (2014-2015) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Composition, Musicology and Theory Division. The selected candidate will be expected to teach one semester of the undergraduate music history survey, to offer three graduate courses in their area of specialization, and to participate in departmental activities.
  • Position Qualification: PhD in Musicology and a year of teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Application deadline: March 3, 2014
  • To apply for position (214UC7358), please see http://www.jobsatuc.com
  • Anyone heard anything? (3/24)
    • Campus interviews in progress

University College Cork Ireland: Permanent Lectureship in Music (Deadline: 31 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Applications are invited for the above permanent wholetime post within the School of Music and Theatre in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. (This is the equivalent of a tenure-track assistant professorship.)
  • The School of Music and Theatre was formed in 2011 from the Departments of Music and of Drama and Theatre Studies. The Department of Music is one of Ireland’s oldest and most renowned. Its programmes and ethos reflect a fundamental belief in the value and interest of all music—Irish and global; traditional and contemporary; classical, popular and experimental. We seek a lecturer who will help us develop new strengths, and have particular staffing needs in the field of popular music studies. Candidates should have a completed doctorate or equivalent experience, a successful record of university teaching and a strong research profile or evidence of great potential as a researcher.
  • The appointee will be expected to teach and examine on the BMus and BA Arts-Music programmes and associated courses for international students, to contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision in an area of their own specialization, to carry out research and creative work, and to contribute to the running and further development of the Department and to the academic and musical life of the University more widely.
  • Appointment will be made on the Salary Scale (new entrants): €31,821 - €51,270/€62,353 - €76,942.
  • For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor Jonathan Stock, tel: 021 490 4535, email: j.stock@ucc.ie. For more information on the Department, visit http://www.music.ucc.ie/
  • To Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available, together with details of the post, including the full list of duties and Selection Criteria, from www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies or Recruitment Office, Department of Human Resources, University College, Cork, Ireland. Email: recruitment@ucc.ie / Tel: +353 21 490 3073
  • The completed application form must be returned by email to recruitment@ucc.ie.
  • Closing date: Thursday, 31st October at 5pm GMT
  • Rejection via email (11/13) x3
  • Updates?
  • Job offered and accepted. J. Griffith Rollefson (University of Cambridge/University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009).

University of Central Missouri: Music Department Chair – Associate/Full Professor (Deadline: 17 January 2014)Edit

  • The chair's responsibilities include: acting as an advocate for the Department of Music within and outside the university; supervising budget, personnel, curricula, class scheduling/staffing, student recruitment, and music equipment inventories; providing support for area and faculty initiatives; and teaching courses in an area of personal expertise.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate required. The University seeks an individual with leadership abilities and administrative experience as well as a record of high quality professional achievement and successful university-level teaching. Applicants should demonstrate: effective communication, interpersonal, and management skills; ability to work effectively with department faculty across different area; ability to represent the department with other campus constituencies as well as the local/regional community; commitment to collaborative and transparent leadership. Each applicant should have a national presence in his/her field of music; evidence of creativity/innovation in the area of curriculum development; knowledge and appreciation of various avenues through which faculty and students can and should engage with music (e.g. music education and pedagogy, performance in both traditional and contemporary/popular music, scholarly research, technology as a creative/productive medium as well as a supportive means to other ends); and evidence of successful activity in the areas of public relations and marketing.
  • See https://jobs.ucmo.edu for complete instructions on applying for position #999944. Please attach to the faculty profile a letter of application, CV, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

University of Copenhagen: Assistant Professorship in Musicology (Deadline: 22 November 2013)Edit

  • The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for an assistant professorship in musicology to be filled by 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • An assistant professorship is a three-year, fixed-term academic position involving research and teaching. The person appointed to the post will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching devised especially for assistant professors, and is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration. At the end of the three-year period, provided the appropriate funding is secured, a post as associate professor will be advertised for which the assistant professor may apply.
  • Applications are invited from scholars who work on historical source materials in theoretically and methodologically innovative ways. We interpret "historical source materials" in the broadest sense of the term, i.e. from any era or geographical area. Possible fields of research may include, but are not limited to: Western or non-Western art music, popular music, and jazz. Applicants whose work crosses borders between such categories are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or its equivalent within the area advertised.
  • the Dean has appointed an assessment committee with the following members:
Lektor Jens Hesselager
Lektor Nanette Nielsen
University of Nottingham
Lektor Steen Kaargaard Nielsen
Aarhus Universitet
  • The work of the assessment committee is expected to last about four months. The further process is such that after the assessment committee has evaluated your qualifications in connection with this specific position, you will receive a mail with the assessment. A number of the selected qualified candidates will then be invited for an interview, after which the Dean makes the final decision of appointment. (11/27)

University of Copenhagen: Professorship in Musicology (Deadline: December 9, 2013)Edit

  • The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a full professorship in musicology to be filled by 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration and also manage research projects, provide pedagogic supervision, supervise assistant professors and sit on academic assessment panels.
  • The department seeks an internationally recognized scholar with abilities to strengthen the interdisciplinary dynamics that already characterizes the research environment.
  • There will be a preference for candidates primarily researching relationships between music and media, in relation to multi-media, to the role of music in different media, to sound studies, or as part everyday life, the avant-garde or popular music. Applicants with a research profile focusing on the history of music in the broadest sense - encompassing both classical music and popular music and not limited to Western music - will also be considered. Such applicants will have contributed to the development of the historiography of music through re-readings of historical sources, the renewal of theoretical and methodological approaches, or the expansion of types of material for musicological research.
  • The position involves research, research management, teaching, supervision, dissemination, as well as administrative duties. The successful applicant is expected to teach at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level, to strengthen the research environment through her or his own research and to initiate, organize and manage research projects and networks.
  • Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.


University of Denver: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Ethnomusicology (3-Year) (Deadline: Open until filled [posted ca. 20 Feb 2014])Edit

  • The Lamont School of Music invites applications for a three-year, annually renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. This position is intended for recent Doctoral Degree recipients. The desired area of scholarly expertise is open. We are seeking an ethnomusicologist with a strong background in both research and performance of one or more music and/or dance traditions. Holders of Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships teach a full load of courses and participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the university. This full-time postdoctoral teaching position involves leading a 1-credit performance ensemble every quarter and five additional courses over three quarters each year. Teaching involves special responsibility for courses in the undergraduate Common Curriculum. The course mix includes introductory ethnomusicology courses, first-year student seminars, advanced undergraduate seminars, and graduate seminars to be developed by the Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology will also facilitate student ensemble performances, organize select performances by outside groups, and participate in departmental meetings. Fellows have opportunities to participate in career development workshops and our division-wide faculty mentoring program.
  • Required Experience:
    • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, and will have received the doctoral degree no earlier than May 2011.
    • Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the fellowship year, verified by the graduate advisor.
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Candidates with a strong background in both research and performance
  • Instructions for Candidates:
  • Please apply online through dujobs.org and upload a letter of application, CV, and writing sample. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the online job description, please click "New Resume/CV" to begin the application.
  • In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Nancy Cochran, Director of the Lamont School of Music, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed, exempt positions at the University of Denver are posted for a minimum of 10 business days. Preliminary inquiries can be sent to Prof. Sarah Morelli, sarah.morelli@du.edu.
  • The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  • Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits
  • Request for Skype interview (3/17)
  • Any movement here? (4/16)
  • Wondering the same thing. I haven't heard anything since my skype interview a month ago (4/16) x2

University of Dublin, Trinity College: Professorship in Music (Deadline: 24 January 2014)Edit

  • Professorship of Music
  • University of Dublin, Trinity College -School of Drama, Film and Music
  • Permanent (full time)
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Location: House 5, Main Campus
  • Salary: This appointment will be made on the Professor salary scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy.
  • The University of Dublin, Trinity College, invites applications for the full-time permanent Professorship in Music, in the School of Drama, Film and Music. The Professorship was instituted in 1764, and 2014 marks the 250th anniversary of the post.
  • The successful candidate for this position will have the abilities and skills to lead the development of the Discipline while providing strong academic leadership in research, teaching and supervision, primarily in relation to Music.
  • S/he play a principal role in shaping the research and teaching of Music in the School at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will enhance the School’s international profile in this area. The candidate will have an internationally recognised track record in the field of Music and will be expected to have an active personal research agenda consistent with the Professorship.
  • This post is tenable from 1 September 2014.
  • Closing Date: 12 Noon on Friday, 24th January 2014

University of Hong Kong - Assistant Professor in Popular Music (Deadline: 3 January 2014)Edit

  • Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 110 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
  • Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Popular Music in the Department of Music in the School of Humanities, from September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
  • A metropolis with a global outlook, Hong Kong is a hub of popular music as a center of creation, distribution and consumption. The ideal candidate should embrace musical practices across the full spectrum of popular music, integrate modes of historical and ethnographic inquiry, and demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary work, a strong commitment and innovative approach to both teaching and research, and readiness to actively contribute to curriculum reform. Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. degree before taking up the appointment. The appointee will be responsible for developing new courses and is expected to play a full and active role in departmental administration. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.music.hku.hk.
  • A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
  • Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to music950@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes January 3, 2014.
  • The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
  • Acknowledgement of application materials [1/6]
  • Request for more materials (2/5)
  • Any news on this?
  • Request (via email) for skype interview (3/10)

University of Kansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Music: Assistant Professor of Musicology, School of Music. The School of Music at the University of Kansas seeks candidates to conduct creative activity and offer instruction in music history and musicology. The position will be a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 18, 2014. Applications accepted until the position is filled; priority consideration for applications received by November 15, 2013.
  • A resume, cover letter, list of references, teaching statement, and scholarly writing sample must be attached to this on-line application. The teaching statement (1-2 pages) should include discussion of personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university music school, including objectives and the means of assessment. Three current letters of reference are also required; these may be submitted electronically with the rest of the application or mailed to:
Dr. Roberta Freund Schwartz, Chair
Musicology Search Committee
University of Kansas School of Music
434 Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102
  • Has anyone heard anything yet (12/21)?
  • Skype interviews will be conducted soon
    • In the interest of keeping my "Spreadsheet of Destiny" up to date, does this imply that people who have been selected for Skype interviews have already been informed, or that invitations will soon be sent? (1/30)
    • Fantastic. I am renaming my spreadsheet this instant.
    • Skype interview conducted today and sounds like they are going on through next week. I received an invitation a few days ago. (x2)
  • Any news here? (3/6)
  • I have heard that finalists have been selected (3/7)
  • Offer accepted.
  • Did anyone get a rejection email or letter? (3/23)

University of Kentucky, Director of the School of Music (Deadline: 3 January 2014 – PASSED) Edit

  • The University of Kentucky's School of Music seeks a dynamic, innovative leader.
  • The School of Music (SOM) has over 50 full-time faculty in residence serving over 400 majors enrolled in comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs including: the D.M.A. in music performance, conducting, and composition, the Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology, music education, and music theory, and a master's of music in music therapy. UK SOM supports five large ensembles and more than twenty smaller ensembles.
  • The director is the primary academic, administrative, and public advocate for the UK School of Music; he/she reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The director will be responsible for organizing and implementing all aspects of the School's mission in teaching, research, and service.
    • The University of Kentucky seeks an accomplished administrator with significant experience in strategic planning and strong familiarity with best practices in finance and administration, especially within a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budgeting environment, and in the context of a major public research I university. The director should be effective at building relationships and developing institutional talent. The director should be focused on advancing the School of Music effectively within the University, within the region, and among comparable institutions nationwide.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should be able to achieve the rank of full professor with a distinguished academic career outside administration. Applicants should possess a substantial record of administration in music and demonstrate significant leadership experience regarding hiring, promotion and tenure, curricular programming, development, and financial planning. The director should be an effective leader with strong communication skills. The director should be able to establish and execute strategic decisions and be familiar with and be an advocate for all aspects of the School's operations.
  • Applications should include a statement of interest, curriculum vita, a statement regarding the candidate's philosophy of governance and thoughts regarding undergraduate and graduate education/performance in a School of Music such as ours, an example of creative or scholarly research, and contact information for five references.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3rd, 2014 until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from minority and female candidates are strongly encouraged. Submit application materials, excepting large music files, as PDFs, c/o Robert.Jensen@uky.edu. Supporting materials too large to email may be submitted in CD or DVD format by mail c/o SOM Search Committee, 202 Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0022. Position begins July 1, 2014.

University of Leeds - Senior Research Fellow in Operetta (Deadline: 1 January 2014)Edit

  • Senior Research Fellow in Operetta – University of Leeds - Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
  • Fixed term until 28 February 2019
  • Part-time - 26.25 hours a week
  • You will have a PhD related to the study of late nineteenth and/or twentieth century opera or operetta, and have experience of postdoctoral research and of operatic archives in Europe, as well as fluency in two European languages. You will have some experience of performing in or directing operatic works. It is expected that you will have significant academic publications and knowledge of external research funding opportunities, and be a scholar of international standing with the capability to develop a research profile that will enhance the reputation of the School of Music and the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (PVAC).
  • University Grade 8 (£37,756 - £45,053 p.a. pro rata)
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Derek B. Scott, tel +44 (0)113 343 2589, email d.scott@leeds.ac.uk
  • Closing Date: 1 January 2014
  • Ref: PVMUS0013
  • For further information about working at the University of Leeds see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

University of Lethbridge - Assistant Professor of Music History (3-year Term) (Deadline: 7 March 2014)Edit

  • The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music invites applications for a three‑year term appointment (12-months per year) in Music History at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014. The position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • A Ph.D. in musicology is required; applicants who are ABD and nearing completion of their dissertation will also be considered. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, and have potential to participate in the development of the area of Music History as well as contribute to the promotion and profile of the Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the core music history sequence as well as upper-level seminars. Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department may be assigned depending upon the candidate’s areas of expertise.
  • The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state‑of‑the‑art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama and New Media within the liberal arts education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. For more information about the University of Lethbridge and the Department of Music, please visit our websites at:[www.uleth.ca/finearts/music www.uleth.ca/finearts/music]
  • Candidates should submit an application describing interest and all areas of teaching expertise and professional activity, along with a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of recent research. Please arrange to have three letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts by the closing date. Any electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be submitted on a disc or be available online throughout the period of the search.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date of March 7, 2014.
  • Please address applications to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329‑2155
Fax: (403) 382‑7127::

email: angela.luck@uleth.ca

  • Application acknowledged by snail mail. Candidates will be notified as soon as the search committee comes up with a short list (03/03)
  • Rejection letter by snail mail. (04/04)
  • Anyone hear anything on this yet, aside from above letter? (4/17)

University of London, Royal Holloway - Teaching Fellow in Musicology (24 months) (Deadline: 24 April, 2014)Edit

  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • Salary is in the range £32,862 to £38,795 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
  • Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Musicology in the Music Department. 
  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD and will have a proven record of teaching undergraduates in the context of a University degree course. You will be researcher in historical musicology and a versatile teacher. Applications from candidates with expertise in analysis and nineteenth-century music are particularly welcome. Ability to assess musical performance in a range of styles is also desirable.
  • This is a fixed term position (24 months) from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit the apply button below. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.
  • Please quote the reference: 0314-022
  • Closing Date:  Midnight, 24th April 2014
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community

University of London, Royal Holloway - Teaching Fellow in Musicology (36 months) (Deadline: 24 April, 2014)Edit

  • Fixed term for 36 months
  • Salary is in the range £32,862 to £38,795 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
  • Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Musicology in the Music Department.
  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD and will have a proven record of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates in the context of a University degree course. You will be a researcher in musicology and a versatile teacher. Applications from candidates with expertise in Anglo-American popular music are particularly welcome. Ability to assess musical performance in a range of styles is also desirable.
  • This is a fixed term position (36 months) from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit the apply button below. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.
  • Please quote the reference: 0314-023
  • Closing Date:  Midnight, 24th April 2014
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

University of Louisville - Assistant Professor of Musicology, pre-1750 (Deadline: 20 January 2014 – PASSED)Edit

Appointment: We seek a candidate in Western musicology with primary specialization in music before 1750, preferably of the Baroque and Renaissance periods. Those with research specialties in additional areas (such as jazz studies, popular music studies, ethnomusicology, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses, independent projects and theses; research and publication; service to the university community and profession. Experience with distance learning and familiarity with classroom technological tools will be an advantage. This is an entry level, full-time, tenure-track position with comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology, preferably with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a promising record of publications.

  • Cryptic request for a phone conversation (02/03)
    • I got one of those once. In my case, it was to give me insider info just before the campus invite. Don't be alarmed.
      • Tread lightly. Apparently unethical is part of this particular search. (2/5)
        • I don't know that I'd go that far. I was involved in a search once where the formal invitation came from the head of the school, but was preceded by a call from a member of the committee who asked if I could make myself available at a certain time and gave a few background tidbits (nothing juicy, just something to help orient/remind me). My understanding from later meeting one of the other candidates was that this courtesy had been extended to everyone who made that short list. (2/5)
        • What is unethical about it? (2/6)
          • If you can't say something nice...
  • Has anyone else heard anything, or is this a singular occurrence? (2/5)


  • Request for additional materials (by phone). (2/6)
  • Just out of curiosity, did anyone receive an email confirming the receipt of application materials? (2/8)
    • I did, today. 2/8
      • Me too. So glad they could take the time to send an automated receipt after not shortlisting me. (2/9) [note to the "editor": you can delete my comment, but I can just paste it back again!]
  • Has anyone heard anything further? (2/20)
    • No (2/23)
  • Request for phone interview (2/21) x2
  • Failed search (notification from chair by email, 3/23)
    • Was there any indication why?
      • Search committee couldn't agree on a candidate.
    • Did this search make it to the campus visit stage before it failed? (3/29)
      • No (3/29)
  • So let me get this straight: There have been three searches in three years for someone pre-1750, two of which failed, allegedly amid some sort of controversy (see previous wikis). The committee "couldn't agree on a candidate" this time around, in a buyer's market. The search chair is reportedly making weirdly unethical phone calls (see above). Will the position even be open again? What a waste of time and efforts.
    • As someone who advanced in this search, I'd like to respond to this as well as the vitriol that someone else posted and immediately deleted. The phone calls from the chair were perfectly cordial. I observed nothing unethical about them. They simply took the place of endless back-and-forth over email. As for the failure of the search, I'm not entirely surprised. I wouldn't speculate here about the possible reasons for it, but I'm sure it had nothing to do with phone calls.
    • As the person who initially posted about the phone call, I'd also like to clarify that it was only the emailed request to speak on the phone that was odd and vague. The call itself was perfectly normal and in no way unethical.
    • It is good that some phone calls were normal. That element aside, it is hard for me to accept that a committee would find it so difficult to identify a decent candidate in what has to be a flooded market. I guess I'm just a little frustrated by what was already a bad year for early music being made even worse with a cancellation.
  • I know several members of the music faculty and from them have learned that it is a vitriolic politically-charged department.

University of Manchester: Lecturer in Music, Contemporary Music and/or Popular Music (Deadline: 27 February 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • Join one of the leading music departments in the UK, ranked joint second in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and rated the top Music department in the Complete University Guide and Sunday Times league tables for 2014. Help us build on the outstanding success of this thriving department. Making a strong contribution to the subject area’s research strategy through the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research outputs, you will also lead teaching at undergraduate and master’s level. Recruiting and supervising PhD students is also a vital part of the role.
  • Specialists in all fields of musicology are welcome, but preference will be given to those with expertise in contemporary music and/or popular music cultures.
  • Please send any enquiries to Dr Rebecca Herissone, Head of Music
  • Email: rebecca.herissone@manchester.ac.uk
  • The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
    • Has anyone seen directions for what to include under the "Additional Information" portion of the online application?
    • I asked Rebecca Herissone the same question. Her response, "There is no need to upload any additional information unless there is something specific you need to include; most people don't."
    • Thank you!
    • So just to be clear, they seem to be asking for names of references, and for a CV, but for no cover letter. Or am I missing something?
    • That's how most British applications work. In the application form, there are "branching questions" where you basically paste in most of the contents of your cover letter.
    • Agreed that this is how most British applications work. But this particular one doesn't have any of those "branching questions" or areas for one to paste in the contents of a cover letter or research statement. So are they really just making the first round of cuts from the CV? Or, to echo a previous poster, am I missing something?
    • I asked around, and the consensus is that you should put your cover letter as the first page of your CV file. Upload it all as one document.
    • Can you clarify what you mean by "asked around"? Does that mean you talked to people in the department? For what it's worth, the University of Hong Kong job similarly called for a CV and application form BUT NO COVER LETTER, and I personally know someone who passed the first screening and was asked for more materials. It seems excessive to send a cover letter if it's not absolutely necessary.
    • I emailed the search chair, and she forwarded my query to the campus's HR Services Department. They, in turn, told me that candidates can combine the CV with the cover letter into one document.
    • Thanks, everyone, for the help on this one. An application without a cover letter always seems a bit unprofessional to me. May we all get to spend a couple of lovely/awkward hours together at the interview!
    • Does anyone know what timescale is likely for a UK job? Am I right in thinking we should hear back much more quickly than would be the case with a North American search?
    • Yes, definitely. I would expect that we will hear something within a few weeks, and that the interviews will likely be in April (and they are usaully not very flexible with interviews, as all of the candidates are interviewed in one go). In addition, they tell you the results much more quickly here...offers are often extended the evening the interview is done.
    • Very helpful - thanks!
  • Rejection email received 04/01

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Assistant Professor of Music HIstory (Deadline: 10 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Qualifications: A doctorate in music history, musicology, or other relevant field required at the time of appointment; ABD required for initial consideration.
  • A record of excellence in college or university teaching and a record of accomplishment in one or more music historical subfields. An interest in teaching Interdisciplinary Arts and/or Music in General Education.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history; additional teaching responsibilities depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and department needs. Oversee the Lively Arts and General Education department offerings. Serve on Masters and Doctoral committees. Assist with recruiting and advising. Maintain an active program of research and scholarly activities. Serve on department committees and perform other appropriate university and professional service. Position begins September 1, 2014.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Full details: http://www.umass.edu/music/facultyvac/MusicHistory-UMassTT9-9-13.pdf
    • Apparently they've not heard of the electric interweb at U-Mass Amherst. Looks like postal applications only.
    • By the end of the job season, they will be far from the only ones. On some levels, this is more straightforward than some of the electronic application systems.
    • Think you could send the required writing samples on DC or thumb drive? I hate printing out so much stuff for this application.
    • Confirmation of materials via email. EEO form attached w/request to return via snail mail. (10/10/2013) x2
    • Anyone heard anything on this? A very early deadline and have heard nothing since. (12/6/13)
      • Nothing so far (12/6) X 2
      • I emailed the administrator who'd sent the EEO form and received the following response this morning (1/17): "The search is ongoing and the committee is in the process of reviewing all applicants."
    • Request for campus visit, via email (1/17) x3

Univesity of Miami - Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (review of applications begins on 15 March 2014)Edit

  • The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to invite applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, beginning in August 2014. We seek innovative scholars at the early stages of their careers, who have received their doctorates within the last 5 years. Doctoral candidates will also be considered, provided that all degree requirements have been completed by June 1, 2014. This colleague will teach three courses a semester, in addition to pursuing a vibrant program of research and contributing to the intellectual life of the university. Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold the PhD in Ethnomusicology. A minimum of one year collegiate teaching experience (that may include graduate assistantship experience) is required. Applicants in all areas of ethnomusicology will be considered; scholars who specialize in the musics of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States are especially encouraged to apply. Submission Materials: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Writing samples will be requested at a later date.
  • Deadline: Our review of applications begins on March 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Mailing Address: Please send all applications in hard copy to: Dr. Deborah Schwartz-Kates, Chair, Musicology Department, Frost School of Music, P. O. Box 248202, Coral Gables, FL 33124-6610. Do not apply online, position# 049010. The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 15,650 students from all fifty states and over 114 countries. The main campus is located in Coral Gables, a residential suburb of Miami. The Frost School of Music has an enrollment of approximately 750 majors in 31 programs leading toward B.A., B.M., B.S., M.M., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 71 full-time and 45 part-time faculty, plus 139 graduate teaching assistants.
  • The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • 3/28: Email request for publications and Skype interview

University of Minnesota/Twin Cities – Assistant Professor (Deadline: 1 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2014 (08/25/2014), Assistant Professor.
  • As a theoretically-oriented, comparatist, interdisciplinary department whose research and teaching span word/image/sound, we seek scholars with specific training in, and who work across, two or more of these three areas. Ideal candidates will be scholars in Film and Media Studies who are forging innovative and productive connections with other disciplines. Preferably, they will have demonstrable and specific expertise - engaging a global perspective yet anchored within a particular historical and material context - in one or more of the three following areas: a) histories and theories of technology and media broadly defined (including networks and networked media), b) histories and theories of the nexus between the moving image and sound/music/word, and c) histories and theories of non-Western (especially African and East Asian) cinemas and media. In addition to courses in her or his area of expertise, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in the theory, history, and analysis of the moving image. Knowledge of the intellectual and disciplinary genealogies of Comparative Literature is highly desirable. Fluency, near fluency, or high proficiency in one or more modern languages other than English is required.
  • Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.
  • In order for the application to be considered, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references must be submitted to the University of Minnesota's employment application web site: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=115762 (use requisition number 187844). All completed applications must be submitted by December 1, 2013. Applicants may be solicited at a later stage for a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.
    • Request for more materials (12/13)
    • Dear Richard Leppert: this process is demoralizing enough without you INCLUDING THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF APPLICANTS in your rejection letter. (1/28)
    • How many applicants were IDed in the e-mail? (1/28)
    • about 70. letter states there were 200+ applicants

University of Nebraska at Kearney: Department Chair / Associate or Full Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The University of Nebraska Kearney. The Department of Music and Performing Arts invites applications for Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This department is in the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and includes Music, Theatre, and Dance. It offers BM degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Music Business, a BAE degree in Theatre Education; BA degrees in Music and Theatre, an online MAE in Music Education, and minors in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The department is currently staffed by nineteen full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and four lecturers. The Music program is accredited by NASM and is recognized by the university as a Program of Excellence. The Chair supervises budget, personnel, curriculum, class scheduling/staffing, student recruitment, music equipment inventories and maintenance of NASM accreditation. The Chair also represents the department to the Dean, university, NU Foundation, and the outside community. The chair will be expected to teach courses in an area of personal expertise.
  • Required Qualifications:
      • Earned doctorate in music. Academic record in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Excellent communication skills.
    • Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with strategic planning and commitment to online graduate education. Teaching expertise in at least one of the following fields: Music Industry, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory/Composition, Jazz, or Trumpet. Experience with NASM accreditation procedures.

University of New Haven: Assistant Professor for Music (Deadline: 2 December 2013)Edit

  • University of New Haven Assistant Professor for Music-Search #13-64
  • The University of New Haven invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Music beginning Fall 2014. Our growing and vibrant department has thriving programs in Music Industry and Music and Sound Recording in addition to our program in Music; we seek someone with deep knowledge of contemporary American musics (e.g. hip-hop, R&B, salsa, C&W) to complement our current faculty. Candidates should possess significant professional experience and/or a graduate degree or in the cultural context, theory and performance of contemporary American musics. Global perspectives (e.g. international trends in metal, rap, EDM) are a plus. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching music at the undergraduate level and a commitment to experiential education. We especially welcome applicants qualified to organize and direct ensembles in American music traditions. Ethnomusicologists are encouraged to apply.
  • Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching experience (including course syllabi and student feedback if available), and the names and contact information of three references to Search #13-64, Human Resources Department, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516 or via email to hrdept@newhaven.edu (electronic submission is strongly encouraged). You must reference the search # in the subject line of the email to help ensure proper delivery. Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013.
  • The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive university recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, the University has an 80-acre main campus, along with satellite campuses located throughout the state and abroad. UNH has an enrollment of approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates - the majority of whom reside in University housing. The University offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering and forensic sciences. Conveniently located near downtown New Haven, the University provides employees with a comprehensive benefit package and a professional, productive and pleasant work environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
    • Email confirmation that application was received (12/21)
    • Skype interviews for semifinalists scheduled (2/1)
    • Any news since Skype interviews?
    • Campus visits scheduled. 2/28
    • Any news since campus visits?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Lectureships in Music (Deadline: 15 March 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill solicits applications for two lectureships in music; these will be one-year appointments, starting 1 July 2014. Each lecturer will have teaching responsibilities for six courses (3+3) during the academic year. Our undergraduate and graduate curricula allow for a wide range of teaching interests; one lecturer, however, may be required to teach a pre-1750 music-history survey for music majors. We expect applicants to have completed, or nearly completed, a PhD in musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, or another relevant field. Review of files will begin on 15 March 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified applicants should submit an online application at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39442 . Required materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Further inquiries may be made of the chair of the search committee, Professor Tim Carter (<cartert at email.unc.edu>).
    • I hope the rumor that "skype interviews for semifinalists have been scheduled," is a joke. In a serious, meritocratic (and I would even say democratic) job search something like that should not happen. If this is true, they are deceiving all potential candidates for the position. Is it even legal to schedule interviews more than 3 weeks before the deadline?
    • Let me say unequivocally (and as chair of the search committee) that this rumor is untrue. Review of applications will begin on 15 March; interviews cannot and will not be scheduled in any way, shape, or form until after that review has begun. (Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • Any news on this job?
    • I haven't heard anything, but I noticed that the job posting is still active online, but they removed the original closing date. This leads me to think they might be looking for more applicants. (4/9)
    • Heard second hand that Skype interviews have been scheduled
    • Received email requesting Skype interview (4/17)

University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 13 March 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • POSITION: The primary responsibility will be to teach Western music history, including writing-intensive 300-level courses. This will include working with the Writing Lab to help students develop writing and research skills within the context of the music history curriculum. Additional general survey courses will be assigned as feasible. Other departmental responsibilities include student advising and committee assignments. Preference will be given to a music history specialist who is also able to contribute to the department as a performer and applied teacher. All instrumental specialties and voice will be considered.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in musicology and a record of successful teaching in this discipline. In keeping with the mission of the university, we seek an individual capable of meshing the study of Western music history and performance practice with an undergraduate liberal arts education. Doctorate required; ABD will be considered.
  • SALARY: Commensurate with rank.
  • APPLICATION: A copy of the job description may be found on the music department website at [www.uncw.edu/music www.uncw.edu/music]
  • To apply, complete the online application available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of five references (including full contact information), and a statement of educational/teaching philosophy. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
  • In addition, please provide a performance DVD (preferred) or audio CD of current performance(s) (an internet video link can substitute for a mailed disc).
  • Finalists will be asked to provide original undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as three letters of recommendation referencing both teaching and performing experience (letters of recommendation should come from the sender directly to the music department).
  • Priority review of applications will be given to applications received by March 13, 2014, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to an on-campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration and performance. The appointment will begin in August 2014.
  • For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196 or coombsj@uncw.edu*DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:
Dr. Barry Salwen, Chair
Search Committee
Department of Music
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5975
  • Request for Skype interview (3/19)
  • Request for campus visit (3/29)
  • Offer accepted (4/18)

University of North Georgia: Assistant Professor of Music History and World Music (Deadline: Open Until Filled)Edit

  • Successfully teach a range of general and specialized music history and music appreciation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; serve on departmental, school, and university committees; and, if qualified, recruit and maintain a robust applied studio. Successful applicants are expected to remain active in pedagogical and/or scholarly pursuits and seek opportunities for peer-review and publication. The ability to teach using current music and classroom technology is required, to include teaching of fully online courses.
  • Applicants must have a completed doctorate or its equivalent in training and expertise in historical musicology or ethnomusicology, a strong record of publication in historical musicology or ethnomusicology or clear evidence of the potential for establishing such a record. Equally important is a demonstrated commitment to inspiring undergraduate students to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the canon of western musical history and essential knowledge of non-western music. Candidates who are qualified to teach an applied music area will be considered over those without such a qualification. Essential qualities for this position are exceptional teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills. The University of North Georgia is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms.
    • My one contact with this school emphasized a 9/30 deadline (x2). Is this still the case? Did they extend the search?
    • Keep yer eyes open people. If my math is correct, this is a job with not one, but two inside candidates, for meager pay and a 5+5 course load. No funding for travel/research and you'll have to pay for your own ticket to the interview (they'll reimburse after a month or two). Good pension though.
    • The Faculty Manual states 24 credit hrs is normal (4-4).
    • The search committee will meet in January to review the applications. Finalists will be invited to campus in February.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this one? (1/23)
    • Confirmed that they were still working on short-listing as of last week.
    • Many southern colleges closed this week b/c of snow. Would not be surprised if that impacted search committees.
    • Finalists contacted for phone interview (2/3).
    • The possible downsides of this job are the high level of teaching (4:4) with such low compensation (average salary in the UNG music dept., according to the state salary database, ranges between $46,000 - $48,000, a level more appropriate to a lecturer or visiting assistant professor).
      • The possible upside of this job is, if you got, you would actually have a job. FWIW, I made around 32,000 as a lecturer at a state university (2:3 teaching load). Got lucky and got a TT job at a small regional university that, yes, has a 4:4 load and pays only a bit higher than what you have listed here. To repeat, I _got lucky_. This kind of job is a lot of work and not elite by any means, but it can still be rewarding and pay the bills.
      • Right? Why would we ever ask for more? We should be happy with whatever scraps they want to give us, and if we can teach 5:5 or even 6:6 (which we all can) why not do it for the same money?
      • Look, I don't have my head in the sand. I'm not someone who will defend the poor practices of higher education and its treatment of adjuncts, and I don't deny that there are downsides to many jobs. What I'm saying is that 4:4 is actually pretty common, and that not everyone is going to get an R1 job with a 2:2 teaching load. The reality is that change in hiring practices, fair pay, teaching loads, etc. are more likely to happen from the inside than the outside. I think it's required that those of us who find jobs (whereever they may be) continue to work actively for adjuncts and colleagues who can't find a job. And we have to practical in attempting to negotiate pay: many institutions rely on state funding, and until the political situation changes in several states, their universities actually have few options in setting pay for their instructors.
    • As the inside candidate, I feel compelled to make it clear that I am NOT the one posting negative things about this job. I love everything about teaching here and whoever gets this job will be very lucky.
    • (But I also don't want to slander anyone. The data is perfectly accurate.)
    • Invitation for campus visit (3/11).
    • Offer made and accepted.

University of Northwestern St. Paul: Faculty Professor/Associate Professor and Chair of Music (Deadline: Open Until Filled)Edit

  • University of Northwestern St. Paul (UNWSP) is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian liberal arts university, founded in 1902, located on the shores of Lake Johanna in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living and learning. Exceptional people, a dedication to higher education, a comprehensive benefits package, and a Christian environment are distinctions that make Northwestern a great place to work and grow professionally.
  • Position Summary: Position is 75% administrative and 25% teaching. Fulfill the established duties of an academic department chair, including serve as communication liaison between administration, department

faculty and staff; oversee program curriculum, assessment and improvement; recommend new faculty positions, and recruit part-time and adjunct faculty; and assign faculty to teach department courses. Oversee and maintain NASM accreditation. Provide Department of Music representation to College of Arts and Humanities, university, and the community. Oversee music office personnel; annual departmental budget development and administration; and department events. Lead recruitment efforts for the Department of Music. Maintain an atmosphere of collegiality within the department. Teach in area of specialization.

  • Qualifications: Masters in music required; earned doctorate in music or related field preferred (DMA or PhD). Previous successful administrative experience in music required; college or university level preferred.

Previous successful teaching experience in music at the college or university level required. Must have ability to work effectively with outside organizations and constituencies; ability to delegate projects and responsibilities; ability to prioritize and complete tasks accurately within established deadlines; and ability to work independently without close supervision. Must also have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to foster teamwork and interact with professionalism, kindness, and tact; ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends; knowledge and understanding of FERPA and basic employment law; computer proficiency; excellent knowledge and understanding of financial management; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

University of Oxford: University Lecturership in Music (Deadline: 13 September 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The University of Oxford, in association with St. Catherine’s College, proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Music with effect from 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have received a doctorate by the deadline for receipt of applications.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in music since 1800, with a view to complementing the teaching and research of current postholders within the Oxford Music Faculty, and with the ability to teach in at least two contrasting areas (this may, for example, include music within the Western ‘art’ tradition, interdisciplinary approaches to music studies, popular and folk musics, experimental music, and music for film and mass media). The person appointed will provide teaching for the College, in the form of tutorials, on a range of introductory (i.e., first-year) and advanced (i.e., second-year and beyond) subjects for undergraduates, and will deliver lectures/seminars and graduate supervision for the Faculty.
  • The successful candidate will have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Oxford Music Faculty in research and teaching. She or he will have a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research, or the clear promise of such achievement, and will be required to provide a high standard of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The person appointed will be expected to play a full and active role in Faculty and College administration. An interest in interdisciplinary research and a willingness to collaborate with the work of related University departments or institutes is desirable.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to the Administrator of the Music Faculty (administrator@music.ox.ac.uk) no later than 12:00 noon on 13 September 2013.
  • Further particulars are available here .
  • Can anyone with knowledge of the British system please help clarify whether it's really the case that this position is the equivalent of a U.S. "tenure-track Associate Professorship," as noted in the Further Particulars document? If it's a quasi-senior position, what are the chances of recent PhDs or U.S. Assistant Professors?
  • There would be no chance for a recent PhD, but an assistant professor would have a chance if s/he has a book out and a top pedigree. Oxford is known to hire nearly exclusively from just a handful of schools (their recent hires came from NYU, Columbia, Chicago, and Oxford), so if you're an assistant professor at one of them, you'd have a very good chance of getting an interview. Otherwise, it would be a long shot because they are so notorious for hiring internally. Good luck!
  • Just to nuance this last comment further, Oxford and Cambridge JRFs (Junion Research Fellowships) do have a reputation for hiring internally, but as we can see from the recent Asst. Prof(US)/Lecturer(UK), hires, they have taken the strongest applicants who will contribute to UK Higher Education agendas on internationalization ('world-leading research') and the intense quantitative (and some qualitative) focus on research outputs. And yes, Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge) might take more home grown graduates for jobs than a North American institution would, this is also because they know the sometimes confusing 'college system' and are inevitably some of the strongest candidates. From what I've seen, there is a stronger 'college' (e.g. St. Catherines, Gonville and Caius) identity in some respects than a University one. Colleagues at my UK R1 who went to Oxbridge have left us or other good UK R1s for a job back in Oxbridge, perhaps due to personal ties but also they feel more comfortable in that system (getting free meals from your college, for example, is a good perk--and many do their undergrad, masters and PhD and possibly a post-doc within the same institution).
  • position offered and accepted.


University of Oxford, New College: Tutorial Fellowship and Organist, Lectureship in Music (14 January 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • New College, Oxford, in association with The Faculty of Music in the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint a Tutorial Fellow in Music and Organist at New College, with a University Lectureship in Music, with effect from 1 September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £43,312 to £58,157 per annum (as at 1 August 2012). Additional allowances are provided by the College.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any period of music history or discipline of musical study, but who should be able to teach in one or more of the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Music, particularly in the areas of performance studies, historical musicology, or music theory and analysis.


  • Candidates will have, or be able to demonstrate the promise of, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching in any musical field at a level appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career. They will have, or will shortly be awarded, a doctorate. In exceptional circumstances, candidates without a doctorate will be considered, but they should be able to demonstrate equivalent research expertise and experience. The person appointed will be expected to play a full and active role in Faculty and College administration.
  • The successful candidate will also hold the College post of Organist, which will entail the rehearsal, administration, and overall responsibility for the Choir of New College, Oxford. Candidates will have, or be able to demonstrate the promise of, a distinguished record of performance and choral leadership at a level appropriate to the stage of their careers. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the College and the Headmaster of New College School in the planning and delivery of the College’s choral music.


  • Applications must be submitted by email to the New College Tuition Office (tuition@new.ox.ac.uk) no later than 12.00noon on Tuesday 14 January 2014.

University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Music with a focus in any area of Asia or the Asian diaspora (Deadline: 1 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a tenure-stream faculty position at the level of assistant professor to begin September 1, 2014, pending budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be able to work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to maintain and develop the departments strengths in music research, study, and performance.
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have the Ph.D. by August 2014 and should present evidence of scholarly promise and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars with an area focus in Asia, theoretical topics, and ethnomusicology; direct theses and dissertations; conduct research and publish; participate actively in the profession; share in administrative responsibilities; direct and/or supervise an ensemble.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two or three sample writings, and three letters of reference.
  • Diversity survey received via snail mail (12/10).
  • Skype interview requested (Jan 3, 2014) x 4.
  • Heard 3rd-hand that campus interviews are underway.
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of San Francisco: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology - Applied Ethnomusicology (12/10/2013)Edit

  • The Music Program of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Music (Ethnomusicology) at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall of 2014. We seek an applied ethnomusicologist who combines scholarly research with an interest in social justice issues and with community involvement.
  • The Music Program is part of the Performing Arts Department, which offers a Major in Performing Arts and Social Justice (PASJ), and a minor in Music. The major includes concentrations in Dance, Music, and Theater. The successful candidate will be interested in joining a dynamic, committed, interdisciplinary and innovative faculty and in furthering the PASJ Major.
  • Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities include teaching primarily undergraduate survey courses in the Music concentration of the PASJ Major, both culture-area-specific for the general student population, as well as courses closely aimed at performing arts majors concerning the intersection between music, community building, and social justice. The teaching load is two 4-unit courses per semester, with an additional 4 units every fourth semester (2-2-2-3). Other responsibilities include participating in the ongoing curriculum development, program administration, concert production, together with advising, committee, and service responsibilities
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Qualifications include experience of University teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and working professionally in a Performing Arts and Social Justice context. Experience and interest in performing and/or conducting a music ensemble a plus. Solid evidence of research and/or making music in the context of social justice and/or community settings, willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment, and an understanding of and commitment to support the missions of the Department and the University are necessary as well. Ability to direct or oversee ensembles is especially desirable. A Ph.D. degree in Ethnomusicology (or Musicology with a course of study and dissertation in ethnomusicology) earned by the start of appointment is required. Other degrees will not be considered. We especially welcome candidates who have proven excellence in both performance and research.
  • To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [1]
  • EEO Policy
  • The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.
  • Is this the same position that was posted several years ago?
    • A source connected to USF told me that the person who filled that position several years ago is now vacating it, so this new search will fill their TT ethnomusicology position again.
  • Request for phone interview (2/6) x2
  • Request for campus interview (2/19)
  • any news? (4/11)
  • An offer was made in March. Not sure if it was accepted.

University of Texas - Austin: Open-Rank Scholar-Teacher of Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Music (Deadline: 2 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Job Description:
    • The Butler School of Music is inviting applications for an open rank Scholar-Teacher of Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Music. This position will be either tenured or tenure-track; rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Masters degree or professional equivalent required. The School supports performance and scholarship across a broad spectrum of musical practices, and the Division is committed to the integration of musicology and ethnomusicology, history and ethnography. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach courses that will reinforce, complement, and expand our curricular offerings. While research specialization is open, areas that are most likely to complement current faculty are North American repertories and Early Modern (Renaissance) traditions. All candidates must demonstrate teaching strengths across the Euro-American canon such as symphonic repertories, for example; candidates with multiple areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.
    • The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The School of Music, comprising some 100 music faculty and approximately 700 music students, has maintained an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also offers many cultural advantages through its many arts organizations and is home to a very active music scene.
    • The University of Texas at Austin maintains a strong commitment to equity and diversity. Given its continued efforts to achieve a diverse and equitable work environment and campus community, the University of Texas at Austin encourages all interested candidates to apply.
  • Applicant Instructions:
    • Review of applications begins Dec. 2, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
    • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and contact information of references. Please do not send supporting materials until requested by the search committee. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:
      • bsom-musicologysearch@utlists.utexas.edu
  • Background check conducted on applicant selected.
  • The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Was this advertised anywhere else besides the University jobs website? Sure seems peculiar for such a big, open hire not to be advertised on the MVL, AMS-L or elsewhere. (1 Dec)
    • (Original poster here) Aside from a couple job aggregator sites (e.g., SimplyHired), I'm not seeing it posted anywhere, yet. It's not the first search by a big school that I've seen come with a very short window and not a lot of advertising. (1 Dec)
      • Maybe the deadline is incorrect? (1 Dec)
        • (Original poster here) I can only confirm that the posting does say Dec. 2 and that it first appeared on the internet around 11/26 or 11/27 (it was picked up by job aggregator sites on the 27th). (1 Dec)
        • SC member confirmed that Dec 2 deadline is "rolling" and that they will not begin reviewing applications this week. (1 Dec)
          • Those of you debating/arguing back and forth will be amused to see this clarification in today's AMS-L posting: "Please note that the date currently indicated there (Dec. 2) is not a deadline, but rather an indication of when the committee would begin to process the incoming information." (4 Dec)
    • Can anyone explain what the F a scholar-teacher is supposed to be? Is this a legit faculty position or a fancy way of paying us less?
    • Off the top of my head, I'd say that UTA's Andrew Dell'Antonio is the model of the "scholar-teacher" they are looking for: a successful scholar who puts equal effort into developing and improving effective pedagogical method and curricula. In other words, not a scholar who also takes care of required teaching duties, or vice-versa, but someone who cares equally about achieving a high level of accomplishment in both fields. (Full disclosure: this is not meant as flattery to the UTA faculty, though such approbation would be well deserved. I did not apply for this job, as one of the faculty members specializes in the same subject matter as myself.)
    • I read scholar-teacher not as a job type, but simply as a term signaling that scholarship and teaching are equally important to the committee. It is a tenure-track/tenured position.
    • I think that "scholar/teacher" is a beautiful way of describing the ideal candidate for the type of job I'd find most fulfilling -- someone who believes in research, believes in the importance of the classroom, and most of all believes that each of these roles we play informs the other.
    • The entire Faculty Jobs website for UT has been down for several days, not just the listing for this specific job. (12/27)
    • Has anyone got a notification that an application was received? People don't usually post those here, but given the rolling deadline it would be nice to know.
    • Request for additional materials (1/31)
    • Invitation for on-campus interview (2/19)

University of Texas - Pan American: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology (Deadline: Open Until Filled)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology / Musicology
  • Department: Music & Dance Department
  • Position Number: F13/14-048
  • Closing Date: Until filled (posted Nov 19, 2013)
    • Scope of Job:
    • The University of Texas - Pan American seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track position in Ethnomusicology / Musicology.
    • This appointment will be effective Fall 2014. A completed doctorate (by July 1, 2014) is required, but ABD’s will be considered during the screening and interview process. Primary responsibilities include teaching Ethnomusicology, Music History; World Music, Music Appreciation, and other classes as needed by the department. Latin-American, Mexican-American, or Music of the Borderlands (Texas and Mexico) specialist preferred. A bilingual candidate (English/Spanish) is preferred. Proficiency on Guitar or Percussion is considered a strong asset. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in classroom teaching and the ability to relate to a diverse group of students. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly activity. Other expectations include collegial participation in committee and service activities.
    • The Department of Music and Dance of UTPA is committed to (1) providing high-quality training in the areas of music education, music performance, and ethnomusicology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students pursuing careers in music, (2) offering a broad musical education in the liberal arts tradition to general students, and (3) enhancing the multi-cultural musical environment of the community through the talents and expertise of its faculty and students. The Department of Music and Dance faculty seeks to fulfill its responsibilities in a collegial learning community through excellent teaching; appropriate and expanded course offerings; a wide variety of multi-cultural and multi-lingual performance opportunities that reflect the international character of the community; and scholarly and creative contributions to the academic and general communities. We seek candidates who are committed to these same goals and wish to contribute to our learning community. For more information about the UTPA please visit www.utpa.edu.
    • Required: Education- Doctorate in Music (Ethnomusicology/Musicology) field.
    • Other information: Committee review of applications begins immediately (and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the University & Department visit: www.utpa.edu & http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/daa_home/coah_home/music_home
  • Salary: Negotiable (Pending budget approval).
  • To apply send the following information:
    • 1) the university’s faculty employment application form, 2) an original, signed letter of application addressing the required qualifications (scanned and emailed), 3) a current vita, 4) official transcripts of university work sent directly to UTPA, 5) three current (within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation sent directly from the reference source in electronic copy, 6) names, addresses, titles, phone numbers, and e-mails of at least three additional references, 7) recent (within the last 12 months), unedited video recordings that will reflect the applicant’s diverse teaching ability, 8) criminal background check (cbc) form – faculty. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Send information to: coah@utpa.edu. Candidates should place job search number (F13/14-048) on subject line.
  • Applicants must remove all personal information, such as Social Security Number and/or Date of Birth from the documents submitted (i.e. transcripts, certifications).
  • Electronic format is required for all non-audio/video materials and must be emailed to this address: coah@utpa.edu
  • Please submit documents in PDF file format.
  • Teaching samples may be sent in the form of a VHS/DVD and must be mailed to this address:
UTPA, College of Arts and Humanities,
Dean’s Office, Room 334
Attn: Ethnomusicology/Musicology Search
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
    • Note: UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by Texas Government Code 411.09 (a) (2). All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). CBC will be required of all individuals invited to campus. Pending budget approval.
    • Rumor has it that this job has been filled.
    • Offer made and accepted

University of Virginia: Comparative and Critical Studies in Music since 1900, Open Rank (Deadline: 30 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The UVa Arts & Sciences McIntire Department of Music invites applicants for a tenure-track, open rank position in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world class institution. Candidates will teach and conduct research in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music. The field of emphasis may include any topic in music since 1900, including but not limited to fields traditionally defined as musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, or popular music studies. We seek a scholar who will enrich our graduate and undergraduate programs, engage productively with a vibrant and multi-faceted music department, and draw connections to other disciplines at the University.
  • In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.
  • Review of applications will begin October 30, 2013. The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612984 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to hmh6c@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Bonnie Gordon, bongordon@virginia.edu or 434-924-3052.
  • FYI - the official job posting on the UVA HR site says that the review of applications will begin 10/30/13, not 10/25/13
  • REQUEST FOR SKYPE INTERVIEW. Contacted 12/13/13. (X4)
  • Any news here? (2/16)
  • Campus interviews completed


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature (two-year) (Deadline: 7 April 2014 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a musicologist with expertise in some or all of the following--Twentieth century music, Early Music (including the possibility of ensemble leadership), Latin-American music; popular musics. The position calls for a scholar who can teach a wide variety of music history, literature and special topics courses including undergraduate classes for music majors, graduate level Research Methods and Bibliography and graduate seminars, and a gen-ed course in American Popular Music. The candidate will participate in a full range of faculty governance activities within the Music Department, Peck School of the Arts and the University. The position is a two-year fixed term, teaching academic staff appointment.

Specific Duties and Tasks:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate course in music history
  • Actively work with students in the musicology program
  • Demonstrate active research/scholarship
  • Attend faculty meetings
  • Work collaboratively with music history faculty in shaping and developing program

The above statements may not represent a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts.

  • The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), www.uwm.edu, is one of two public doctoral research universities in the state of Wisconsin. Located on a 104-acre campus a few blocks from Lake Michigan and only minutes from downtown Milwaukee, UWM has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students and offers 180 majors and degree programs through twelve schools and colleges. The UWM Peck School of the Arts (PSOA), www.arts.uwm.edu, is composed of five academic departments (art & design, dance, film, music, and theatre), plus an inter-arts degree program that includes interdisciplinary arts and technology and musical theatre. The Peck School of the Arts schedules over 350 visual, performance and media arts events each year. The UWM Music Department is home to over 400 majors pursuing BFA, BA, and MM degrees.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Musicology (ABD required for consideration)
  • Evidence of college or university teaching beyond graduate assistant level
  • One-year of college or university teaching as instructor of record
  • Research and teaching specialties in the following areas:
20th-21st Century music
Medieval/Renaissance
General History of Western Music and period courses for music majors
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of ability to direct the Early Music Ensemble
  • Evidence of teaching Graduate level Research Methods and Bibliography, and seminar
  • Evidence of teaching expertise in Latin-American and popular musics
  • Evidence of an active research profile, conference presentations, journal articles
  • Evidence of potential as an emerging scholar; research profile
  • Additional Requirements:
Finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.
Start Date: August 18, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The candidate must submit the following application material online:

A cover letter
A current curriculum vitae including a list of relevant classes taught, books, journal articles, papers submitted and/or published, conference presentations
A separate document listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three
professional references
A statement of teaching philosophy

Screening of candidates will begin April 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after midnight April 6, 2014, may not receive consideration. Do not send additional supporting materials at this time. Additional supporting materials may be requested by the Search Committee at a later date.

  • Additional questions may be directed to:
Professor Gillian Rodger, Search Committee Chair
E-mail: Gillian Rodger, grodger@uwm.edu
  • Application Information
Contact: Dr. Gillian Rodger
Department of Music
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Online App. Form: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/17508
  • 10/4 Contacted to schedule phone interview
    • Anyone else? (4/14)

Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013 – PASSED) - FILLED: Douglas Shadle (University of Louisville, UNC-CHAPEL HILL, 2010)Edit

  • Musicology: Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2014.
  • The position involves teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in Western music history, developing topical courses for music majors, maintaining a vibrant and active scholarly agenda, academic advising of undergraduate students, and service both to the field of musicology and to the university. The candidate should complement the strengths of the Blair School's current musicology and ethnomusicology faculty. Expertise in instrumental music of the 18th through early 20th centuries is strongly preferred. Ph.D. in musicology at the time of appointment is required. Strong commitment to teaching with proven skills at the college or university level, evidence of scholarly achievement, and promise of continuing research in the area of appointment are all expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement and health/dental/life insurance options.
  • To apply, please send a letter of application which speaks to the candidate's qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, a list of at least three additional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, and one sample of scholarship. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Send materials to: Musicology Search, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
    • The link goes to a 404 at the CHE, and I cannot find the job listing on the Vanderbilt site. Has this search been cancelled?
    • The Vanderbilt jobs site appears to be for non-faculty jobs only. They do advertise the position on the Music Department page: http://blair.vanderbilt.edu/news/2013/09/the-blair-school-seeks-musicology-professor/
    • Has anyone been sent confirmation that their materials were received? (10/19)
    • No confirmation whatsoever, quite odd at this point (11/22). Anybody heard anything about this search?
    • request for skype interview (12/11) (x3)
    • Snail mail confirmation of materials received + diversity survey (12/21)
      • ??? Isn't it late to be sending this out, and somewhat awkward after skype interviews requested?
    • request for campus visit
    • Offer made and accepted.

Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (23 October 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in ethnomusicology, with specialization in the music of Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. Evidence of strong scholarship required. Ph.D. preferred; however, A.B.D.'s may apply at the level of Instructor. The candidate will be expected to teach World Music and Introduction to Music, as well as an additional course in a secondary specialty. Rank: Instructor/Asst. Professor. Start Date: 15 August 2014. Letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent publications and working papers. Stewart Carter, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Phone: 336-758-5106. Fax: 336-758-4935. Email: carter@wfu.edu. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Deadline is October 23, 2013 or until filled.
    • why is there no mention of this job on the Dept website?
      • 10/9 - There seems to be one up now. I have added the link to the subject heading above.
    • Does anyone have a link for this posting? I can't find it on the Wake Forest listings. (10/6/13)
    • I have only seen it advertised on the MVL. If you are planning to apply, contact the department asking for a link to the ad. Most departments want a good applicant pool and will be willing to oblige.
    • What are "working papers"?
    • Has anyone heard anything? It's been almost three months since the deadline! (1/13)
    • I know one candidate is doing an on-campus interview/presentation this week. (1/17)
    • Rejection letter by snail-mail (2/8)
    • Offer made and accepted.

Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory / History (Deadline: 20 September 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified teacher and scholar with a specialty in the music of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. Teaching includes undergraduate courses in both theory and music history and a PhD seminar in comparative theory. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. The teaching load is two courses per semester. This is a full-time, tenure track position, to begin July 1, 2014.
  • DUTIES: Teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in music history and music theory, special topics courses and a graduate seminar. Advising undergraduate honors theses, M.A. theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and undergraduate students (majors and non-majors). The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music Department range from an introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. completed or very near completion by July 1, 2014, and experience teaching in a college or university environment.
  • Applications completed on or before September 20, 2013 will receive full consideration.
  • For details and inquiries, please go to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4001
  • Contacted for Skype interview 10/22
  • According to Music Theory/Composition Wiki : "(11/11) On campus interviews conducted over the next several weeks."
  • Received notification that position has been offered and accepted. (1/24/14)

West Virginia University: Assistant Professor, Music History (Open Specialty) (Deadline: February 10)Edit

  • Assistant Professor-Music History (open specialty) with a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to cutting-edge musicological research to join a diverse and energetic music faculty. This position is full-time, 9 month, tenure-track, benefits-eligible beginning August 16, 2014.
  • Duties: Primary duties include teaching general education courses for non-majors, music history courses for music majors, and seminars for graduate students; serving on masters and doctoral committees; and serving as research advisor for students enrolled in the M.M. program in music history and the D.M.A. programs in performance. Like all faculty in the School of Music, the successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and professional development sufficient to meet the expectations of a land-grant university categorized as Doctoral/Research-High. Participation in University, College, and School activities, committees, advising, recruitment, professional service and participation in faculty governance is expected.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold the Ph.D. in music history or a related field by the time of appointment (August 2014) and will have taught successfully at the collegiate level for at least two years. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all periods of western music history; a working knowledge of jazz, popular music, and non-western musical traditions; and a commitment to research and publication with the potential for national and international achievement as a scholar. Additionally, the successful candidate will be collaborative, intellectually adventurous, and willing to embrace all aspects of music studies. Rank: Asst. Professor. Start Date: August 2014.
  • For a complete application, interested candidates should submit the following: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; three (3) letters of reference which address the applicant's potential as a publishing scholar and/or provide evidence of successful teaching; the names of three (3) additional references. Please do not submit writing samples at this time. Samples from finalists for the position will be requested at a later date. Applications should be sent electronically (via email) to: Jodie Lewis, Administrative Associate/Music History Search Coordinator, Jodie.Lewis@mail.wvu.edu. The position has a competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Application review begins February 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. WVU is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. Women, minorities, veterans and protected-class individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • (Posted on www.music.org Music Vacancy List)


  • confirmation of receipt of materials with EEO request (1/27)
  • phone interviews scheduled (3/4)
  • campus interviews scheduled (3/12)

Whitman College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in music, with expertise in ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Effective August, 2014. Ph.D. required. The five-course annual teaching load will be composed of courses at all levels of instruction, including a survey of world music, regional topics courses, upper-level ethnomusicology topics, and/or direction of a student world music ensemble. Although this position is intended primarily to serve the music curriculum, preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate an ability to contribute to the broader intellectual and artistic life of a liberal arts college.
  • All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidates teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidates interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.
  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click Faculty and Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology). No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Update? (1/23)
  • Request for Skype interview. (2/5)
  • Any updates on this (3/11)?
  • Job was offered to someone.
  • Can you add the person who was hired on the list of filled positions?
  • Offer made and accepted but name not yet released (4/17)
  • Rejection recieved (4/17)

Wichita State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 4 November 2013 – PASSED)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure track. Teach undergraduate and graduate music history courses in all periods and graduate bibliography. Teach courses in other areas of expertise depending on departmental needs. Advise and recruit graduate musicology students; advise graduate theses. Fulfill faculty expectations associated with traditional university appointment (teaching, scholarly/creative activity, service).
    • Required: Doctoral Degree in Musicology from an accredited institution conferred by the time of the appointment - August 2014; demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college or university level; evidence of potential for significant scholarly achievement in musicology; excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.
    • Preferred: Expertise in ethnomusicology; classroom teaching experience beyond the assistantship level; experience with or knowledge of 21st century teaching technology; demonstrated ability to connect music history to performance.
  • Start date: August 3, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of completed applications will begin November 4, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an AA/EEO employer. For full description of qualifications, application requirements and procedures, and to apply, go to http://jobs.wichita.edu For more information contact: Musicology Search Chair, Dr. Frances Shelly, Professor, Wichita State University, School of Music, Phone 316-978-6598 Email: frances.shelly@wichita.edu
  • Request for Skype interview (11/29/13) x3
  • Request for teaching video (12/14/13) x2
  • Request for campus visit (1/5/14) x2
  • Offer made and accepted
  • Name, last name and curriculum vitae please

UPCOMING DEADLINES Edit

(In chronological order; please update this when you add a new item above, and please mark expired deadlines with strikeout)

  • 13 Sept 2013 – University of Oxford: University Lecturer in Music
  • 20 Sept 2013 – Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History
  • 30 Sept 2013 – Sydney Coservatorium of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Jazz
  • 01 Oct 2013 – Dartmouth: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2013 – Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 04 Oct 2013 – New York University: Assistant Professor of Enlightenment Studies
  • 10 Oct 2013 – University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 14 Oct 2013 – Harvard University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – Catholic University of America: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – College of Charleston: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor, Cultural Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – University of Nebraska at Kearney: Department Chair / Associate or Full Professor of Music
  • 15 Oct 2013 – Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 23 Oct 2013 – Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • 25 Oct 2013 – University of Virginia: Open-rank Music since 1900
  • 28 Oct 2013 – Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies)
  • 31 Oct 2013 – Rocky Mountain College: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History
  • 31 Oct 2013 – University College Cork, Ireland: Permanent Lecturer in Music
  • 01 Nov 2013 – St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Columbia University, Assistant Professor, Historical Musicology
  • 01 Nov 2013 – Kalamazoo College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 04 Nov 2013 – State University of New York at Oswego: Assistant of High Strings/Musicology
  • 04 Nov 2013 – Wichita State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2013 – Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Pre-1800)
  • 15 Nov 2013 – Lunds University: Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2013 – University of Kansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 22 Nov 2013 – University of Copenhagen: Assistant Professorship in Musicology
  • 28 Nov 2013 – American University of Sharjah: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Middle East)
  • 29 Nov 2013 – Texas A&M University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology
  • 30 Nov 2013 – University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Indiana University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (African American / African Diaspora)
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Pacific Lutheran University: Chair, Department of Music, Associate or Full Professor
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Peabody Conservatory: One-Year Position, Non-Tenure-Track, Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Princeton University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Stetson University: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2013 – University of Minnesota/Twin Cities: Assistant Professor
  • 01 Dec 2013 – University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 02 Dec 2013 – University of New Haven: Assistant Professor for Music
  • 02 Dec 2013 – University of Texas - Austin: Open-Rank Scholar-Teacher of Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Music
  • 09 Dec 2013 – University of Copenhaguen: Professorship in Musicology
  • 10 Dec 2013 – University of San Francisco: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Applied Ethnomusicology)
  • 13 Dec 2013 – Texas A&M University: Department Head in Performance Studies
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Boston College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (1750 - present)
  • 15 Dec 2013 – New York University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Oberlin College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Musicology / Assistant Dean
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (1750 - present)
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Syracuse University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Black Studies
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Whitman College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 16 Dec 2013 – Tulane University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Jan 2014 – Beloit College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Jan 2014 – University of Leeds: Senior Research Fellow in Operetta
  • 02 Jan 2014 – University of Calgary: Director of the School of Creative and Performing Arts
  • 03 Jan 2014 – University of Kentucky: Director of the School of Music
  • 03 Jan 2014 – University of Hong Kong: Assistant Professor in Popular Music
  • 06 Jan 2014 – Oklahoma State University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Native American Music)
  • 08 Jan 2014 – Duquesne University: Dean, Mary Pappert School of Music
  • 14 Jan 2014 – University of Oxford, New College: Tutorial Fellowship and Organist, Lectureship in Music
  • 17 Jan 2014 – University of Central Missouri: Music Department Chair – Associate/Full Professor
  • 24 Jan 2014 – University of Dublin, Trinity College: Professorship in Music
  • 31 Jan 2014 – Earlham College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Feb 2014 – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Feb 2014 – Bates College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 04 Feb 2014 – Newcastle University UK: Full-time Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 10 Feb 2014 – Colgate University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 10 Feb 2014 – West Virginia University: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 15 Feb 2014 -- Hope College: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology and Asian Studies
  • 17 Feb 2014 – Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 18 Feb 2014 – Coastal Carolina University: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 27 Feb 2014 – University of Manchester: Lecturer in Music
  • 01 Mar 2014 – Florida State University: ethnomusicology/musicology online teaching faculty position
  • 07 Mar 2014 – University of Lethbridge - Assistant Professor of Music History (3-year term)
  • 13 Mar 2014 – University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 15 Mar 2014 or until filled – University of Miami: Visiting Assitant Professor of Ethnomusicology (2-year)
  • 15 Mar 2014 – State University of New York at Oswego: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology (open until filled)
  • 15 Mar 2014 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 2 Lectureships
  • 15 Mar 2014 – Swarthmore College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (2-year)
  • 17 Mar 2014 – Carleton University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 17 Mar 2014 – Jackson State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 25 Mar 2014 – Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Professor of Ethnomusicology 
  • 25 Mar 2014 – Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Professor of Musicology 
  • 01 Apr 2014 – Suzhou University: Two Tenure-Track Vacancies in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 April 2014 PASSED)
  • 04 Apr 2014 – Towson University: Lecturer, Music History and Culture
  • 07 Apr 2014 – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature (two-year)
  • 18 Apr 2014 – Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (ethnomusicology)
  • 20 Apr 2014 – University of Cambridge: Temporary University Lectureship in Music
  • 21 Apr 2014 – Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 24 Apr 2014 – University of London, Royal Holloway: Teaching Fellowship in Musicology (24 months)
  • 24 Apr 2014 – University of London, Royal Holloway: Teaching Fellowship in Musicology (36 months)
  • 12 May 2014 – LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open Until Filled – Cleveland State University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open Until Filled – East Central University: Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Music History or Music Theory
  • Open Until Filled – Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory
  • Open Until Filled – Temple University: Assistant Professor Musicology/Contemporary/Popular Music
  • Open Until Filled – University of North Georgia: Assistant Professor of Music History and World Music
  • Open Until Filled – University of Northwestern St. Paul: Faculty Professor/Associate Professor and Chair of Music
  • Open Until Filled – University of Texas - Pan American: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology
  • Open Until Filled – University of Denver: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Ethnomusicology (3-year)

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

Acronym guide Edit

CMS: College Music Society

CHE: Chronicle of Higher Education

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

IHE: Inside Higher Ed

MVL: Music Vacancy List (published by the College Music Society). Requires a member login.

AMS-L: American Musicological Society listserv

SAM-L: Society for American Music email list

SEM-L: Society of Ethnomusicology listserv

SEM: Society of Ethnomusicology. Their current job list requires a member login.

TT: Tenure Track

VAP: Visiting Assistant Professor

ABD: All-But-Dissertation


Wiki Counter: (check all that apply) Edit

I am a musicologist: 52

I am an ethnomusicologist: 17

I am a little of both: 15

I am currently in a TT position: 17

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 17

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 6

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 17

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 13

I was denied tenure and am back on the market: 2

I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position: 5

I am working outside of the academy: 4

I am ABD and on the market: 24

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 11

I am a member of a search committee: 3

I will keep this wiki a positve place for discussion and not post negativity: 64

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 1

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 7

How much have we (totalled together) given Interfolio this year: $508

I am a tenured or tenure-track professor whose position has been cut: 1

Results[?] Counter Edit

I have not had any bites: 2

I have had 1-2 requests for more materials: 14

I have had 3+ requests for more materials: 4

I have had 5+ requests for more materials: 3

I have had 1-2 requests for a phone/Skype interview: 14

I have had 3+ requests for a phone/Skype interview: 8

I have had 5+ requests for a phone/Skype interview: 4

I have had 1 request for a campus visit: 11

I have had 2+ requests for a campus visit: 6

I have received 1 offer: 9

I have received 2+ offers: 1

I am ABD and have received interest from a tenure-track search: 6

I am ABD and have received interest from a temporary/short-term faculty search: 3

AMS National meeting responsesEdit

  • It's that time of year again! Please share any responses you receive from AMS National regarding abstract submissions for next year's national meeting. Thanks!
  • Anyone?
    • The AMS conference website says that notifications will go out by April 15.
    • Notified by email of acceptance! (4/8) x5
    • Notified today (4/9)
    • Rejection received today. This is, as I recall, in keeping with prior practice in most years where the acceptances are sent before the rejections. (4/15)
    • Thought I'd share my personal statistics over the past decade. Success rate of applying to national AMS meetings: 0/9. Success rate of applying to any other conference: 22/23. Cracks me up!
  • FYI, the AMS website says: "The Program Committee has completed its evaluation process and the first round of acceptances has been sent (8 April). Acceptances will continue to be sent over the next week, following which non-acceptance notes will be sent. The process should conclude by 15 April." ("Non-acceptance notes." Ha?)
  • Does "first round of acceptances" mean that they're sending out the acceptances in batches, or that they emailed all of their first choices and if you haven't heard, you'll only be accepted at this point if someone declines?
  • Q: Does anyone know how many papers they accept?
    • A: I've been told that is around 30% 
    • A: The numbers received and accepted as well as statistics for area/era of acceptance rates are listed every year in the AMS Newsletter.
    • A: Per the AMS's Administrative Handbook, there are approximately 160 papers selected in the first round (which is done blind, i.e., the abstracts are anonymous). In the second round, the authors' names are revealed and additional abstracts are selected to bring the total to 192.
    • A: Yes, but all those decisions are made at the same time -- the program committees does not reconvene to create a second round.  I read "first round of acceptances" to mean that they were being sent over several days.  I much prefer when everything is sent at the same time, as it was two years ago when I had an acceptance.  Awkward to get an acceptance and have colleagues waiting.  It generally means they will get a "non-acceptance" soon. 
    • A: Per today's rejection email, there were "only 216 proposals [accepted] from over 650 submissions". (4/15)
  • Q: any panels (evening or otherwise) been accepted yet? I'm still waiting on the outcome of my evening session proposal. (04/11)
    • Sort of A: I also submitted a panel and have not heard.  However, I was chatting with someone who submitted a panel last year and was informed that the panels were the last to hear, yea or nay (my friend's panel was a nay, but he saw friends post on FB about an accepted panel right around the same time, and overall these acceptances/denials were later on in the process).
    • Follow-up to my A above: Our heard today and it was a nay.  Other things that are awesome about April 15: anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings, Tax Day, those observing Passover can't wolf down leavened baked goods to console themselves.  Good timing, AMS.

Non-search Hires Edit

  • University of Georgia: Emily Frey (UC BERKELEY, ABD [2014])
  • Number of applicants 1, job offers 1
  • I am wondering what the community thinks of having non-search hires included on the wiki. On the one hand, I can see how it's helpful to know about them, on the other it seems like the focus of the wiki is to share information about hires made through search processes. In the interest of keeping the wiki a positive place, I thought maybe a poll might be in order.
    • Yes, I want to see non-search hires on the wiki.
    • Having these hires on the "accepted offers" section helps me follow the landscape of the field, and I see these names as colleagues and potential friends (if they aren't my friends already), just as I do the standard hires. People get jobs in a variety of ways. But for the record, I never posted my name whenever I got my NTT job through backchannels.
    • No, I do not want to see non-search hires on the wiki.
  • The more info the better, let's just keep it civil.  Here's the text from "Schools with Accepted Offers"
    • I hadn't heard of this search, was this North Georgia? 
    • I did not see this job search anywhere, is this another joke? 
    • No, you're correct, there was no search (UGA, not the North Georgia search).  This was an opportunity hire.
    • Wow, that must be nice. No applications, no costs, and a ready-to-go career in academia.
    • Not original poster here, just another observer. Although it may seem unfair, this is common practice at many institutions. It does not necessarily remove a position out of your range of possibilities, as opportunity hires may arise out of a variety of circumstances that are institutionally specific. I do, truly do, understand your frustration (I, too, am fledgling on the market), but this person should not be the target of your bad wishes. x2
    • What bad wishes? There is nothing personal in my statement. Do you want me to say that this is all normal and meritocratic? Okay, it is.
    • A tip from someone who has seen it all: expect the unexpected in this market (which looks to be the new normal, btw).  This Georgia job could be a spousal hire, or just about anything.  Don't take it personally--the point is that you just never know.  Do good work, tread water, and stay positive. (x3)
    • Let's also not forget that actual searches are not models of meritocracy either. We can only control what we do. x2
    • Quite right. This wiki lists not only legitimate open searches, but obvious inside hires, predetermined faux-searches, and people who work in departments where their parents are on faculty. In this climate, any tool at someone's disposal should be mobilized, and the more information we are equipped with about how the job market works, the better we can do at trying to identify which searches are worth all this effort.
    • It is nice to know where people will be. In judging the employment landscape, it would be helpful to know what kind of position it was. Many non-tenure track hires are done without searches at the discretion of the chair. It is not uncommon, so making judgements on the process without being totally informed as to the type of position is pointless.  
    • I want to see non-search hires on the wiki b/c it gives us a more accurate picture about how many people are getting jobs. If anything, I would like to see the accepted offers list expanded or a new space created on the wiki where musicologists & ethnomusicologists can identify jobs and fellowships that they won in non-music departments, including administrative positions, and non-academic jobs. (x2)
    • I'm concerned about thinking of non-search hires as less or other than legitimate, and that we're singling them out for reasons perhaps not entirely benign. Hiring a new TT professor is a big financial decision/risk for a university and department. If a hiring committee feels that they are best served by going outside of what many of us would consider to be "meritocratic" or "legitimate" means by simply choosing someone they know/trust to meet their needs, I don't see why we should scorn them for this. We should consider how our own assumptions about what constitutes "merit" or "fairness" may not be universally absolute, nor what people with different priorities and goals would necessarily hold. 

Update the Damn WikiEdit

  • This seems to be a particularly bad year for updating the Wiki. I propose we adapt the common Chronicle Forum phrase "Apply for the Damn Job" to "Update the Damn Wiki" (UTDW). In all good spirits and fun, of course. :)

Seriously, though...why is no one updating the wiki this year?

  • FWIW, people are updating job listings much more regularly than last year. In terms of updates, I think most candidates aren't updating when they get good news. Given how intensely combative the wiki has been in recent years, this behavior isn't all that surprising. I'm just happy that there are enough of us to move news along to make it somewhat usable.
  • I get that you don't want to be the one candidate who updates the wiki when you are one of three or four, but this wiki isn't very useful for anybody if all of these searches remain stagnant. Please don't leave all of us in the lurch. There's enough anxiety in this process as is... (x1)
  • Just sticking with a few high-profile searches: Princeton looks like it made an offer and some people on the wiki suggest that Harvard did too. Dartmouth's interviews were over in mid-February and they should have made an offer by now. Ditto Columbia. An offer at SUNY-Stony Brook is listed as having been accepted two months ago. Maybe some of these offers are still being negotiated and maybe some people have accepted offers but don't want anyone to know. But surely all this information can't be secret. So perhaps another UTDW reminder is in order...
  • (3/19a): Let's not lose sight of the real problem: search committees need to be more transparent and honest with candidates who are no longer under consideration. If HR prevents them notifying candidates early in the process, well, there's always the anonymous wiki, right? Hounding our colleagues to share personal information seems a little like bullying to me. Candidates with good news are still vulnerable and relatively powerless in the grand scheme.
  • (3/19b): I agree 100% with your first two sentences. At the same, I would think that having reasonalby up-to-date information about completed searches might help the cause of transparency and honesty as well. I hadn't intended my appeal to keep this site as informative, active, and complete as possible to come across as bullying, and doubt the previous comments were meant that way either.
    • (Same poster as 3/19a): Thank you for clarifying!

Dear Search Committee...Edit

Why do some search committees insist on reference letters being sent with special modifications that require extra time and effort from the letter writer(s)? I've already had one app for which the letter had to be addressed to the committee members (no other required modifications), one which had to be on letterhead, one which required "fresh ink" on the signature, etc. I see it as an unnecessary bother to my referees, but I'm interested to gain a little understanding on such practices. Can anyone enlighten me?

  • As someone at a large, state institution which often has silly procedures such as this, I can only assume that they were once burned and need to therefore change procedures for everyone so that they will not get burned again.  For instance, my large, state institution has had at least two individuals embezzle over $50k (each) because of lax financial monitoring.  Now the procedure for reimbursement is immensely cumbersome and annoying as a result--although I do understand why.

I've got a couple publications, good references and a nice bouquet of teaching experience. What I don't have is a lot of money so I'm forced to prioritize my applications.  If you would like to see my application (and it is REALLY GOOD) you might consider restricting the initial documents to just a cover letter and C.V. I'm sure that when you see mine, you'll be so interested that you will immediately request additional supporting documents. But if you aren't interested, you can save all of us (you, my advisors, and me) a whole lot of time, paper and money. And please try to avoid interfolio, it really is unethical to make me pay "membership fees" AND "delivery fees" to apply for your job. Finally, remember that a failed seach means that one of your collegues will live in poverty next year because YOU couldn't get your act together. See you at the convention. ;)

9/28 Amen!

11/15 Hey there Seach Committee members! How many applications did you get for your search?

11/18 Contributors report that Dartmouth had 359 applications.  The self-id tally includes fewer than 100 users on this wiki.  How do we account for the discrepency?  The musicology wiki the last two years has logged about 70 positions each year.  Are these numbers clues to the size of the distance between number of applicants and number of successful job searches?


  • 11/18 Don't forget that the Dartmouth job search was broad ("music of other times and/or places") and encompassed more than just historical and ethnomusicology applications. I know a number of music theorists, composers, and DMAs who applied for that position -- so surely the 359 applications must include a significant number of applicants who would not be eligible for most of the other "Ph.D. in Musicology" positions that are listed on this wiki. That said, there does seem to be a large discrepancy. But this is nothing new.
  • I would guess that the department also received a number of applications from people who are totally unqualified for the job, who perhaps even aren't academics but decided to give it a try for the hell of it. This probably always happens to some degree in academic job searches. But the labor situation is terrible everywhere right now, so I wouldn't be shocked if there were a higher-than-usual number of applications from left field.
  • Not everyone chooses to use the wiki.  Probably some people don't know about the wiki.  From having done this for a while, attractive jobs will likely garner over 200 applicants and could include recent grads plus those seeking to change positions, although I can see this one creating an especially large pool because it was such a broad description.  As for trying to determine number of applicants vs. number of successful job searches, I suspect that the only way to do that would be to get data from institutions themselves (this might be possible at some public universities with broad privacy laws, although matters relating to HR are often still confidential) and/or data from AMS and related societies.  To the best of my knowledge, AMS does not collect such data.

LetterheadEdit

  • Is it usual practice to submit your cover letter on the letterhead of your institution? Also what's the general opinion on length of teaching statements, research statements (if not otherwise specified)?
    • 04/16: The advice from Prof. Karen Kelskey, a well known US expert in academic job placement/application states in her blog (The Professor Is In): "Your letter must be on institutional letterhead if you have a current academic affiliation of any kind. This is not negotiable. It has come to my attention that some departments are denying their graduate students access to letterhead. This is unacceptable, and any act is justified in response."
    • 9/28: As a member of many past search committees, I would discourage you from using school letterhead. Letterhead is used for communications coming from the institution, and when you're applying for a job you represent yourself alone. It looks particularly odd to me when postdocs, VAPs, or people unhappy in their current job use institutional letterhead for cover letters. As to length of statements, keep them to a single side.
    • 9/28: Using letterhead from your institution is definitely a no. About the statements, I would say keep them to ca. 500 words.
    • 9/28 WHAT? After asking so many people (including profs who have sat on many searches), I finally started sending out my cover letter on my institution's letterhead (I'm in a one year position)! I was told by SEVERAL people that letters not on letterhead don't seem as professional. How can opinion be so intensely divided on this issue? This makes my stomach hurt--I've sent out five already. 
    • 9/28: I'll agree with the last poster - everyone I have asked in search committees has told me to use official letterhead. With so much disagreement on this point there is probably not a correct answer, but rather should be left up to personal preference. 
    • 9/29: For graduate students who are not in full-time positions, people have pretty strong opinions either way and you'll have to trust your mentors (I'm ambivalent). For people in current positions that are terminal (VAP, lecturer, etc.) it seems fine, even positive, to me. For people leaving one open-ended appointment for another, I think it depends on whether you are open with your institution that you are applying for other jobs. If you hate your current institution and are trying to get away quietly, best not to use it.  If you're open and even have current colleagues as recommenders, I don't see a problem. (from someone who has been on the market and on two search committees).
    • 9/30: For what it is worth, of the hundreds of jobs I've applied for, both as a grad. student and a professor, both with and without letterhead depending on my mood and whatever others told me, the only four job offers I ever got were not on letterhead - just my own personal "stationary,"
    • 9/30b: I've been on about five search committees, all at R1 departments.  I can't recall in any of the searches either myself noticing whether someone used letterhead or not, or a colleague bringing this up in discussion.  My vote is to use it, but if you don't I wouldn't worry about it.
    • 10/5: I personally don't feel that I should use up the resources of the institution I'm trying to leave. I would consider it unethical to have campus put the stamp on it, for example. I don't even use my campus email address, it keeps my communications private and since I'm not doing university business, I don't use university materials.

Finding Community College Jobs PostingsEdit

  • I really want a community college job - not as a fall back or plan B, but because I believe deeply in the mission of community colleges. Does anyone have any recommendations on finding job postings for community colleges? I've been searching for a few years (ahem...3 or 4 years) and have only found a handful of full time CC jobs to apply for. Is this the reality of the market? Are CC music departments mostly hiring adjuncts these days? Or am I looking in the wrong places?
    • 10/12: I assume you're looking at this already, but I found a bunch on higheredjobs.com one year (2011). I went on some interviews and it became clear that I wasn't right for a CC job. The jobs are attainable and it sounds like you have the kind of attitude they're looking for; just be prepared to answer lots of questions about how you'd function with no research responsibilities. 
    • 10/14: I found quite a few on higheredjobs last year. They have a special section for CC jobs and you can browse the "Fine Arts" category for music listings. Some of them looked like quite desireable jobs, but I don't think my candidacy was taken seriously.

Adjunct PositionsEdit

  • 11/21 Would those of you who have adjunct gigs be willing to share how you got those positions and what the pay is per course?
  • 11/21 I work for two institutions, one pays just over $3K per course, the other around $4K per course. Both treat me very well considering... I got both gigs because I knew people in both departments before their need arose.
  • 11/22 I found mine on the job postings for the university in my area, via their HR website. In my experience, this is the best place to look for adjunct work. The starting pay for most adjuncts in humanities departments at my institution is $5000 per 3-credit course. With a PhD and extensive experience, that can jump to $7000. However, other schools in the area pay adjuncts as little as $1800 per course (practically indentured servitude), and seem to have a going rate of $3000.
  • 11/22 I got mine because of knowing people in the department. They pay $3,000 [much later edit--sorry, I meant $6,000! Much better] per class, and I also have to give them major kudos for not being stingy about benefits. If you teach a 2/1 you get full coverage, which I think is unusual (though it shouldn't be, obviously). It's a small liberal arts school. My experience here is very different from my partner's, who adjuncts at a bigger state school where they pay $1,500 a class and you have to teach 6 classes a year (quarter system) before they give you benefits (so of course they hire adjuncts to teach exactly 5 and no more)
  • 11/22 I got positions through (1) getting to know people at conferences and then contacting them later to inquire about their department's teaching needs and (2) emailing every department chair of every college/university within an hour drive from my house. Some did not respond; most had no current needs; a couple responded with offers (sometimes a year or so later).
  • 11/22 I was once hired to teach for 8 weeks, 5 hours/wk, for $2,000 at a satellite campus in a strip mall for an extension course. I had contacted the institution over a year earlier through their website, and they contacted me when their normal adjunct instructor was unavailable.
  • Cold Call/Email. Seriously. "Greetings, my name is ____ and I work on ____. Just checking to see if you have any teaching needs coming up in _______. My c.v. is attached. Thanks for your time...." Got my foot in the door, and now ___ years later, I've got a seat at the table.
  • 12/11 Via the university's list of vacant positions. This particular institution has a very rigorous and transparent process for hiring adjuncts, and they treat them quite well. The pay per course is about $6,000. I'll also put in a quick plug for the Chronicle of Higher Education's Adjunct Project (http://adjunct.chronicle.com/), which uses user-submitted data to track adjunct salaries across the US.
  • 4/3: Seriously, I don't know who these people are working for, but, in my experience, these salary numbers are seriously out of whack. I currently hold two adjunct positions. The first, I have held for 16 years, and even with my Ph.D., I am paid $2100 per course (with a 3/4 courseload). The other, I make $1600 per course (with a 4/4 load). Yes, that does mean that I regularly teach 7 classes in the Fall and 8 in the Spring. Wanna complain some more about your 4/4? This is at a state university and a community college. I have had opportunity to pick up one-time-deal courses at a local R1 at $7000 a pop, but those are rare and sporadic at best. Due to a rare opportunity to accept a full-time position at my comm. coll., in the interest of sanity, I am finally calling an end to my five-year search for a tenure track position. Am I disappointed? Hell yeah! Do I appreciate that I can continue teaching a subject that I love (even if it means pulling in at best 42K (likely with a 6/6) and dealing with students who, on their best days, are in serious help of basic learning and study skills)? Hell yeah! For me, it's time to accept that this is a raw deal, and one has to make the best out of what they can. I hope you all find something that brins you joy - whether it is teaching, research, or working the the dreaded "real world." As for me, I'm out.
  • If you are taking a full-time teaching job that pays 42k plus benefits, I'd say your search was successful.
  • It's interesting how wildly adjunct salaries fluctuate. My partner currently is paid $1,500 a class at a small state university; next year he's getting paid $7,500 a class at a big R1

2013-14 versus 2012-13Edit

  • For what it's worth, there were 64 positions last year with deadlines prior to January 1st. This year, 50. Granted not every announcement makes it on to the "upcoming deadlines" list.
  • (2/2): It seems like a lot of schools are skipping the "request for more materials" stage so common to years past and going straight to Skype interviews, and then straight from Skype to campus visits. Is this true? If so, is it interesting / what does it mean?
  • (2/2): Personally I think it's better to think of the stages as "semifinals" and "finals," where the semifinal stage can take multiple forms. Some schools request a writing sample up front and wouldn't have much need to request anything else before doing a Skype interview. Other schools don't even request letters up front and then ask for them after the first cut, followed by a phone interview, etc. In other words, the stages between initial application and on-campus interview are widely variable. I wouldn't read too much into anything.
  • (4/15): Update: There were 78 positions last year with deadlines prior to April 15. This year, 79.

Plan BEdit

10/9: There are some very sobering numbers on the Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology database, which shows approximately 1,370 dissertations between 2008 and 2012 (this number is probably low, because many of the more recent dissertations haven't yet been reported to DDM). Over this same period, there have been about 250-300 TT jobs advertised. It therefore seems likely that the vast majority of people reading this page will never get a TT job. My aim here is not to complain, but to explore alternatives to the traditional academic career. What are some of the things that readers of this page are doing or thinking about doing as a plan B (e.g. music librarianship or academic administration)?

10/9b: Interesting numbers. From what I understand the current estimate is that 75% of academic faculty are serving as adjuncts which seems to agree with your numbers, I would guess that all these folks are adjuncting. (Do you really think that music librarianship is growing enough to accomodate?) It might get better though, this year there is a plethora of well endowed schools hiring, maybe the rest are not far behind.  

10/9c(OP): I'm currently adjuncting, but I have reached the conclusion that it is not possible to make a decent living from part-time faculty jobs. What else are readers of this page doing?

10/10: Wait, I thought we were supposed to stay positive? Ok, if we just put a decimal point before "1,370 dissertations" then it becomes ".1370 dissertations between 2008 and 2012." A simple math operation and it suddenly looks like a seller's market, now doesn't it? Take that, Harvard. 

10/16: If you want to be a librarian, better get cracking on the MLS.  Not many people are hiring librarians without one these days (you could start in a para position and transition, depending on the organization).  A Ph.D. no longer substitutes.

10/26: A number of Arts Entrepreneurship, Music E-ship, Arts Leadership, etc. programs are burgeoning in the US; some are aimed at UGs. some at grads. This is a growing field no longer limited to music industry/business or traditional arts non-profit positions. Worth checking out the literature and programs if you are inclined to do something novel with your skills and think outside the cube.

10/26: How would someone go about checking these opportunities?

02/09: I don't think Plan B even begins to cover it. The Pollyannas out there need to wake up and face the reality. I've got publications, awards, international exposure, and teaching experience, and I'm still adjuncting out of necessity. Tangential moves into arts admin, non-profits, and public/private ed have all been non-starters for me in two different cities. The Ph.D. just turns people off, and if it doesn't the "music" part does. I don't know what to do, but I know I'm not alone, and I know the answer isn't to just sit on my hands and hope that schools will make new hires. They will make new hires, and they'll pay them minimum wage. Anyone who doesn't see the current trajectory of higher ed as a pyramid scheme, with highly educated, impoverished adjunct (aka, us), at the bottom, needs to get their head out of the sand.

02/09b: I hear ya 02/09. The way I see it, two things have to change: First, administrator glut (an issue which is obv and well-documented) and second, slacker, 70 year old boomer "musicologists" who haven't published anything in a decade, can't teach and who are sitting on their positions for whatever reason. Give them moocs or push 'em out, do whatever you have to do, just make way for people who can get something done I say! 

02/15: The original 02/09 speaks the truth...and those same observations were just as true in the 1980s (if not earlier) as they are today. The hope of retirements creating positions was a promise of the 1990s that never came to fruition. Once, back in the day, there was a class of faculty, who had been tenured in the 1950s and 1960s under different criteria than have pertained more recently. But certainly very few of these mid-century tenures, a group born before the end of WWII, remain. (BTW, the oldest boomer, born January 1, 1946, just turned 68 in 2014....no 70-something boomers.)

02/19: My two cents: a Plan B that leverages your doctoral studies and teaching experience is a whole lot more satisfying than the prospect of going back for another degree (unless that's really what you want to do, in which case go to town with it). My institution had very limited teaching opportunities for grad students and was in a very competitive adjunct teaching metro area, so I found an area of higher ed administration and students services that I enjoyed and pursued that part-time as I did the research & writeup phase. This turned out to be key going into the job market, as it gave me another area that I was qualified to work in and leveraged my teaching experience. It's not a bad way to go as you accrue publications and so forth, and beats the pants off some of the postdocs and VAPs that I interviewed for.

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