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Schools with accepted offersEdit

Please add a row to the table and fill in the information under each heading if known or relevant.

Use the following template for entries:

  • Institution Name: -- First Name Last Name -- YYYY (or ABD) Doctoral Institution -- Current Position, if applicable
  • ​For ABDs, please only indicate a graduation year if you've already defended and submitted.
  • For non-ABD faculty without PhDs, please indicate the terminal degree under the PhD column.



Hiring Institution New Faculty PhD Date, Institution Current Position (if different)

American University

Kendra Salois

2013 UC Berkeley

Univ. of Maryland, VAP

Arizona State University Christopher Wells 2014 UNC – Chapel Hill Reed College, VAP
Birmingham City University (Jazz Studies) Tony Whyton 2000 Univ. of Leeds University of Salford
Boston University (Ethnomusicology) Michael Birenbaum Quintero 2009 NYU Bowdoin College
Boston University (Musicology) Miki Kaneda 2012 UC Berkeley Boston University, VAP
Bowling Green State University Ryan Ebright 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro
Brandeis University Paula Musegades 2014 Brandeis University Emerson College
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Jessie Vallejo 2014 UCLA UCLA, UCR
Cardiff University Carlo Cenciarelli 2011 King's College London
Case Western Reserve University (Historical Keyboard Lecturer) Christopher Bagan 2012 Univ. of British Columbia DMA Univ. of Toronto
Central Michigan University Molly Cryderman-Weber ABD U Illinois Lansing Community College
Central Washington University Mark Samples 2011 U of Oregon Millikin University
Chinese University of Hong Kong Jeffrey Levenberg 2014 Princeton Skidmore VAP
Colby College (Visiting Faculty Fellow) Kate Heidemann 2014 Columbia Colby College Faculty Fellow

Colby College (World Music)

Jennie Gubner

2014 UCLA

Colorado College (Music Technology) Jeff Trevino 2013 UCSD Carleton College VAP

Columbia University

Alessandra Ciucci

2008 CUNY

Columbia Univ., Mellon Postdoc; Northeastern Univ., Lecturer

Columbia University (Mellon Postdoc) Vilde Aaslid 2014 Univ. of Virginia
DePauw University Elissa Harbert 2013 Northwestern Macalester College, Postdoc
Denison University Dan Blim 2013 Michigan Drew VAP, Carleton VAP
Duquesne University Meghan Hynson 2015 UCLA
Durham University Katherine Hambridge 2013 Univ. of Cambridge Univ. of Warwick Postdoc
Eastern Connecticut State University Timothy Cochran 2012 Rutgers Muhlenberg College
Emory University Meredith Schweig 2013 Harvard MIT, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Fitchburg State University Todd Borgerding 1997 University of Michigan Colby College
Fitchburg State University Kathleen Sewright 2008 UNC-Chapel Hill
Florida State College at Jacksonville Judith Bernanke 2013 Massey University
Franklin and Marshall College Christopher Lynch 2013 Buffalo Indiana University, Visiting Scholar
Georgia College Dana Gorzelany-Mostak 2013 McGill Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Part-time
Grand Valley State University Bettina Muhlenbeck 2011 University of Berne University of Minnesota
Harvard University (Lauro De Boisis Fellowship) Cory Gavito 2006 UT-Austin Oklahoma City University
Highline College Francisco Orozco 2012 University of Washington
Hillsdale College Derek Stauff 2015 Indiana University
Howard University Matthew Franke 2014 Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Roanoke College VAP
Indiana University, Bloomington (Latin American Music Center) Javier Leon 2003 UT-Austin Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University, Bloomington (Postdoc) Claudio Vellutini 2015 Chicago
Jackson State University Lisa Beckley-Roberts 2008 Florida State Tallahassee Community College
Keele University (part-time) Fiorella Montero Diaz 2014 Royal Hollway, Univ. of London
Keele University (full-time) Nicole Grimes 2008 Trinity College Dublin Royal Holloway, University of London
Knox College Lee Chambers 2014 Texas Tech
KU Leuven Camilla Bork 2001 Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Laramie County Community College Erin Bauer 2014 Claremont Graduate University
Luther College Melanie Batoff 2013 Michigan Baldwin Wallace
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leslie Tilley 2013 Univ. of British Columbia
Middle Tennessee State University Mei Han 2013 Univ. of British Columbia Kenyon College VAP
Mount Holyoke College Adeline Mueller 2011 UC Berkeley Brown University, VAP; New College, Oxford, JRF
Muhlenberg College Kassandra Hartford 2013 Stony Brook Mount Holyoke
Muskegon Community College Richard Rischar 2000 UNC-Chapel Hill Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn
New England Conservatory Ellen Exner 2010 Harvard  University of South Carolina
New York University (VAP) Eldritch Priest 2011 Carleton Univ. Univ. of Montreal, postdoc
New York University Abu Dhabi Andrew Eisenberg 2009 Columbia New York University Abu Dhabi VAP
Newcastle University Adam Behr 2010 Univ. of Stirling University of East Anglia
Northeastern University (Music Industry) Andrew Mall 2012 Chicago Northeastern University VAP
Northern Arizona University León García Corona 2015 UCLA
Oberlin College (American Music)

Rebecca Fulop

Sarah Gerk

2012 Univ. of Michigan

2014 Univ. of Michigan

Oberlin College (18th/19th/20th Century) Julius Reder Carlson 2011/2015 UCLA (Ethnomusicology/ Musicology)
Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University Laura Protano-Biggs 2014 UC Berkeley Univ. of Nottingham, postdoc
Pomona College Gibb Schreffler 2010 UC Santa Barbara Pomona College, VAP
Rice University Alexandra Kieffer 2014 Yale Stanford, Mellon postdoc
Rider University (Westminster Choir College) Carolann Buff 2015 Princeton
Roosevelt University (American music) Thomas Kernan 2014 Univ. of Cincinnati Roosevelt Univ., VAP
Roosevelt University (Music History 1600-1900) David Kjar ABD Boston University Roosevelt Univ., VAP
Royal Holloway, University of London Peter Tregear 1999 Univ. of Cambridge Australian National University
Royal Holloway, University of London Timothy Summers 2012 Univ. of Bristol St. Catherine's College, Oxford
Sarah Lawrence College Nicholas Higgins 2013 Columbia Columbia; The New School
Scripps College Alexandra Grabarchuk 2015 UCLA
Skidmore College Sarah Day-O'Connell 2004 Cornell Knox College
Smith College (Postdoc) Micaela Baranello 2014 Princeton Swarthmore College, VAP

Soochow University School of Music

Lukas Park

Gavin Lee

2015 Univ. of Vienna

2014 Duke University

St. Patrick's College (Research Fellow)

Áine Mangaoang 2014 Univ. of Liverpool Iceland Academy of Arts, VAP
State University of New York, Geneseo Brooke McCorkle 2015 University of Pennsylvania Harvard University, Visiting Fellow

State University of New York, Oswego

Juliet Forshaw 2014 Columbia State University of New York, Oswego, VAP
Swarthmore College James Blasina 2015 Harvard
Temple University Noriko Manabe 2009 CUNY Princeton University
Trinity Laban Conservatory Erin Johnson-Williams 2015 Yale
University of Akron David Blake 2014 Stony Brook
University of Alaska-Fairbanks Paul Krejci 2010 Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks
University of Birmingham Luis-Manuel Garcia 2011 Univ. of Chicago University of Groningen
University of Bristol Christopher Tarrant 2015 Univ. of London, Royal Holloway
University of British Columbia Claudio Vellutini (from 2016-17) 2015 Chicago Indiana University, Bloomington, postdoc (2015-16)
University of California, Berkeley Emily Zazulia 2012 University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
University of California, Riverside Liz Przybylski 2015 Northwestern
University of California, Santa Barbara Martha Sprigge 2013 Chicago Univ. of Michigan, postdoc
University of Cambridge

Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh

2013 Univ. of Cambridge

University of Cambridge Ross Cole 2015 Univ. of Cambridge
University of Delaware Philip Gentry 2008 UCLA University of Delaware; College of William and Mary VAP
University of Delaware (Adjuct) Alexandre Abdoulaev 2014 Boston University
University of Denver Johanna Frymoyer 2012 Princeton University
University of Guelph Colleen Renihan 2011 Toronto Mount Allison University VAP
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Ulrike Praeger 2014 Boston University Boston University, UMass Boston
University of LaVerne Andres Espinoza Agurto 2014 Boston University
University of Leeds (Popular Music) Marian Jago 2015 York University
University of Leeds (Music Aesthetics) Matthew Pritchard 2009 Univ. of London, Royal Holloway Cambridge University JRF
University of Leeds (Postdoc) Emily Payne 2015 Univ. of Oxford
University of Louisville Devin Burke ABD Case Western Reserve University
University of Miami David Ake 1998 UCLA Case Western Reserve University (Professor and Chair)
University of Maryland (Ethno) Nicholas Tochka 2012 Stony Brook Univ. of Northern Arizona VAP
University of Maryland (Musicology) Dianne Goldman 2014 Northwestern Columbia College Chicago
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Lindsay Johnson 2013 UCLA Towson University
University of Memphis Jeremy Tubbs 2008 Univ. of Memphis
University of Melbourne David Irving 2007 Univ. of Cambridge Australian National University
University of Michigan (University carillonneur, tenure-track) Tiffany Ng ABD UC Berkeley St. Olaf College, VAP
University of Mississippi Thomas Peattie 2002 Harvard University Boston University
University of Missouri, Kansas City (Asst. Professor) Alison DeSimone 2013 Michigan Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, VAP
University of Missouri, Kansas City (Asst. Teaching Professor) Elizabeth Batiuk 2015 Michigan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jonathan Rhodes Lee 2013 UC Berkeley University of Chicago, Society of Fellows
University of North Texas Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden ABD Duke
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Michael Figueroa 2014 Chicago UNC, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Lecturer) David VanderHamm ABD UNC-Chapel Hill
University of Oxford (Associate Professor or Professor of Musicology) Christian Leitmeir 2003 Karl-Eberhards-Universitat Tubingen Bangor University
University of Oxford (Lecturer, St. Hugh's and Exeter Colleges) Jeremy Llywellyn 2005 University of Basle Leverhulme Visiting Professor, St. Peter's College Oxford
University of Oxford (Lecturer, Merton and University Colleges) Sebastian Wedler ABD Univ. of Oxford
University of Oxford (Lecturer, St. Peter's College) Matthew Thomson ABD Univ. of Oxford
University of Oxford (Research Assistant) Joanna Bullivant 2010 Univ. of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania Mary Channen Caldwell 2013 Chicago Wichita State Univ.
University of Pennsylvania Glenda Goodman 2012 Harvard Univ. of Southern California, ACLS New Faculty Fellow
University of Pittsburgh Aaron Johnson 2014 Columbia Bates College VAP
University of Pittsburgh Michael Heller 2012 Harvard University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Southern California (Music since 1900) Lisa Cooper Vest 2014 Indiana
University of Southern California (Music of the 17th cent.) Andrew Cashner 2015 Chicago
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Lillie Gordon 2014 Univ. of California, Santa Barbara UIUC lecturer
University of Utah (pre-1750) Jane Hatter 2015 McGill
University of Victoria Joseph Salem 2014 Yale
University of Waterloo Maisie Sum 2012 Univ of British Columbia University of Waterloo
University of West Georgia Molly M. Breckling 2010 Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Austin Peay State University
University of Wisconsin, Madison (African Lang. and Lit.) Damon Sajnani ABD Northwestern
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Musicology Lecturer) Erin Brooks 2010 Washington University in St. Louis UW-Madison
University of York Hauke Egermann 2009 Hannover ZSN Technische Universität Berlin
Victoria University of Wellington Samantha Owens 1995 Victoria University University of Queensland
Washington & Jefferson College Anoosua Mukherjee ABD NYU
Washington University in St. Louis Clare Bokulich 2015 Stanford UC Davis
Washington University in St. Louis (Postdoctoral Fellow) Rachel S. Vandagriff 2014 UC Berkeley
Wellesley College Kariann Goldschmitt 2009 UCLA University of Cambridge, Fixed-Term Lecturer; Ringling College, adjunct; New College of Florida, adjunct/VAP; Colby College, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
Western Washington University Mark Miyake 2009 Indiana SUNY Empire State College
Wesleyan University Alexander Waterman 2014 NYU
Williams College Anicia Timberlake ABD UC Berkeley

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches Edit

  • Kenyon College: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Music
  • Potomac State College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • University of Utah: Assistant Professor, 20th/21st Century Musicology
  • University of Washington: Assistant Professor, American Music Studies

Jobs for 2015 Edit

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2015" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2014-2015 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2015-2016 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between July 2015 and April 2016, 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.


Aims Community College (Greeley, CO): Music Instructor, full-time (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Responsibilities: Teach courses in Music, including Music Appreciation, Music History, Music Theory and Private Instruction courses as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's Degree in Music, or closely related discipline, from a regionally accredited institution.
2. One year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, including experience working with adult and non-traditional learners.
3. Evidence of ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
4. Demonstrated experience in alternative delivery pedagogies, or willingness to learn alternative delivery pedagogies within the first three years of employment at Aims, including teaching online.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
1. Three years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, including experience working with adult and non-traditional learners
2. Terminal degree (doctorate, MFA, etc) in Music or related discipline
3. Documented online teaching experience.
  • Posting Date: 12-17-2014
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Position begins Fall Semester, 2015
  • Full-time, nine-month, benefited faculty

Akita International University: Full-time Faculty Position in Japan Studies (Deadline: 12 January 2015) FILLED: Sean O'Reilly, Harvard 2015 (Japanese Cultural History)Edit

  • Akita International University (AIU) invites applications for multiple positions in its Japan Studies Program at Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and/or Full Professor rank. 
  • About AIU: AIU was founded in 2004 as the first public university corporation in Japan. The university offers an English language medium education in international liberal arts designed to prepare its students for responsible leadership in a globalized age. Located in Akita Japan, the school operates on a semester calendar with an intensive winter program between the semesters. All AIU students must spend one full academic year studying abroad, and each year, roughly one quarter of its students are from one of the universitys 167 exchange partner institutions. For more detail about the school, visit our website at http://www.aiu.ac.jp/.
  • About Japan Studies at AIU: As an International Liberal Arts College, AIU seeks to educate both Japanese and International students to become critical, collaborative, and creative thinkers. The University aims to prepare its students for responsible roles on the global stage as self-motivated, life-long learners. Within these educational parameters, the Japan Studies curriculum at AIU needs to both appeal to and attract international students who may be, but are not necessarily, majoring in Japanese or some aspect of Japan Studies at their home institutions, and also provide a basic understanding of this countrys essential aspects for students from Japan who often do not have a very deep appreciation of their own cultural foundations. This is a broad and complex brief.
  • To deliver on this promise to educate diverse students with varied backgrounds and levels of understanding about Japan, AIU seeks liberally educated scholars who possess both a nuanced knowledge of a particular Japan-related discipline or disciplines, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues across the university.
  • In particular, we seek one teacher-scholar who will assume a central role in coordinating Japan Studies offerings across the university, and one or more additional scholars (either full time or part time) who will be able to complement and work together with the Japan Studies coordinator to provide a coherent set of Japan-related courses. The university is flexible with respect to the specific disciplinary expertise the successful candidates will bring to the school, so we invite applications from scholars working in any one or more of the following areas in the context of Japan and its relations with the rest of the world. Society and Culture (including popular culture and the culture of the workplace), Art, Music, Theater and/or Film, Politics and International Affairs, Business, Finance and Management, History, Literature, Religion
  • Regardless of their specific academic field or fields, the successful candidates will be expected to relate their disciplinary knowledge to current real-world social, economic and/or environmental issues that confront Japanese people in the 21st Century. The principal advantage that a school like AIU can claim is its location and its access to Japan—its people, places and institutions. Japan Studies at AIU must be connected to the world that surrounds the university.
  • Qualifications
Doctorate degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution
Teaching experience at the university level
Native or near native English language ability (We welcome candidates of any nationality and native language background, but with few exceptions, all classes at AIU are taught in English.)
Scholarly achievement and promise as demonstrated by a publication record and a research agenda
  • Responsibilities
Teach 18 units per year (typically six courses)
Serve as an academic advisor for both Japanese and International students
Engage in scholarly activity leading to academic presentation and publication
Participate in service to the university and community outreach activities
  • Appointment Terms, Salary, and Starting Dates: The initial full-time contract is a three-year, fixed-term contract. The contract is renewable up to two times, and tenure is possible. Salary is commensurate with experience and initial rank. Adjunct (part-time) faculty contracts are on a semester-by-semester basis. We seek candidates who can begin on April 1, 2015 or September 1, 2015.
  • Application Procedures: To be considered for the position, please submit the following documents to the university's Division of Academic Human Resources.
Application letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
Statement of research interests
Names and contact information for three references
  • Mailing Address
Division of Academic Human Resources
(Attn: Japan Studies Faculty Search Committee)
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-city
010-1292
JAPAN
  • E-mail Address (Note: Email submissions are preferred. Please specify JAS Faculty Application in the subject line of the email.): f-search@aiu.ac.jp
  • Screening of applications will begin on January 12, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in Skype interviews, and finalists will be invited to Akita for a more extensive interview, to give a presentation, and lead an interactive session in a simulated class.
  • Filled with a film historian: http://dbsg.aiu.ac.jp/html/100000123_en.html

American University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Tenure-Track (Deadline: 24 September 2014) FILLED: Kendra Salois (UC BERKELEY, 2013; University of Maryland VAP)Edit

  • The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2015. A strong commitment to research and demonstrated excellence in teaching are expected. Area of specialization is open. Responsibilities include continuing professional scholarly activities, teaching undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors, student mentoring, and participating in departmental and university service. Successful applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology; ABD with projected completion date prior to appointment start will be considered.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please email materials (preferred) to streeks@american.edu or send by mail to Ethnomusicology Search, Department of Performing Arts, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-8053.
  • FYI, the ethnomusicologist currently teaching at American University will be leaving after Spring 2015. This position is meant to replace her. Those with similar area/theoretical specialization should therefore not be deterred from applying.
  • Request for additional materials received 10/6 x3
  • Invited for campus interview. 10/25
  • Rejection letter received via snail mail stating offer has been made and accepted 2/18

American University of the Middle East: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The American University of the Middle East (AUM) - Kuwait, in affiliation with Purdue University, is an emerging university, dedicated to developing students' critical thinking, identities and helping to build their characters, in order to become successful individuals, well-rounded professionals and entrepreneurs, through a unique, learner centered methodology. AUM is committed to creating a value proposition through the integration of multicultural faculty, learning facilities and outreach centers.
  • We encourage innovative teaching methodologies, academic research and publications.
  • Due to our continued growth and success, we are looking to recruit additional faculty members holding Ph.D. degree in the following major: Music. To commence teaching next academic year - September 2015.
  • The successful applicant will have strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong commitment to teaching excellence and appropriate publications in leading scholarly journals are expected. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience, as well as industrial experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Candidates should submit an application indicating availability date, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy. He or she will demonstrate an interest in the university's mission, and a desire to make a positive impact on the community through scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • For interested applicants, please forward your Resume to the mentioned below address: hr@aum.edu.kw
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Job Requirements:
Ph.D. degree in Music
Minimum of 1 Year Teaching experience in the same or related Field
Willing to relocate to Kuwait
  • The benefits are:
60 days annual leave. (Fully paid after 9 months of continuous service with us, as per the Kuwait labor law).
Tickets (for yourself, and family up to 2 kids)
School Fees (up to 2 kids) 2000 KD/year for each kid (in Kuwait) (to be reimbursed after probation period).
Medical Insurance (for yourself and family - up to 2 kids)
Life Insurance (for yourself)
Baggage allowance up to 250KD
  • We will provide furnished apartment and transportation for the first month only, and then you have to arrange your own housing and transportation according to their needs.
  • Postal Address:
HR
The American University of the Middle East
Block 3, Building 1, Egaila, Kuwait
Kuwait 15453
Kuwait

Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer in Popular Music (Deadline: 22 February 2015) FAILED?Edit

  • We are seeking a committed and dedicated Lecturer in Popular Music, with a specialism in popular music performance and composition, to join the staff team within the Department of Music and Performing Arts.
  • With a PhD or Professional Doctorate (or nearing completion) you will have proven experience in teaching popular music at undergraduate level. You will play a significant role in the delivery of the Popular Music course whilst contributing to and collaborating with the wider Music and Performing Arts team. With a research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you will make a contribution to the thriving research profile of the group, including income generation.
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Jackson, Head of the Department of Music and Performing Arts, at paul.jackson@anglia.ac.uk.
  • Job posted again for 2015-16 season - search failed?

Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 31 December 2014) FILLED: Christopher Wells (UNC-Chapel Hill 2014; Reed College, VAP)Edit

  • The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist-scholar in the area of musicology for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.
  • The School of Music seeks applicants who can contribute a unique voice to the musicology program and provide excellent teaching to the musicology area. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and maintain a high level of creative research, teach musicology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including those in the core curriculum, collaborate with faculty colleagues in recruiting students and in the development of curricular initiatives, mentor graduate students, and engage in professional service.
  • Required Qualifications:
Completed PhD in Music with a specialization in Musicology/Ethnomusicology;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; and,
Significant record of scholarly achievement in popular or traditional world musics, as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.
  • Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
Interest in developing graduate curricula and working with doctoral students;
Demonstrated ability to teach in an area of specialized interest, which might include but is not limited to: ethnomusicology, performance studies, popular music studies;
Ability to teach basic courses in the Western classical canon;
Evidence of online teaching and/or course development;
Experience as a performer informed by scholarship, with ability in improvisation; and,
Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research within and outside of the arts.
  • Instructions to Apply:
  • Please submit a letter of interest addressing research and creative activity, teaching, and professional service experience. Include curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of reference and three examples of scholarly work. One of these examples may be an alternative documentation of scholarly creative work (e.g., an edited DVD documenting field work; a catalog documenting a curated exhibition; curated documentation of a festival).
  • When submitting by email, materials should be in the following formats: text and scores (PDF), audio (MP3) and video (MOV). Letters of reference must be sent directly from the author.
  • Applications by e-mail are preferred; submit all materials to: musicsearch@asu.edu.
  • Applications sent via mail must be addressed to:
Chair, School of Music Search Committee, Musicology
c/o Adrienne Goglia, Coordinator, School of Music
PO Box 870405
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
  • Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.
  • Application Deadline: The application deadline is, December 31, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.


-Does any one know who is chairing the search committee?

-Request for videoconference interview (1/31)

-Invited for campus interview (2/20)

-Offer made and accepted (4/23)

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Professor in Sacred Music (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Eric Wall, Florida State University 1993 (MM)Edit

  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is seeking a tenure-track faculty position in sacred music. Qualified candidates will hold the Ph.D. or terminal degree in sacred music or related field, and will demonstrate facility with the literature of sacred music, hymnody, and liturgics, as well as having a broad grasp of the history and varied traditions of church music. Responsibilities will include teaching in all degree and certificate programs, scholarship and research in the candidate’s field, leadership in the chapel, and a commitment to the practice of worship in and beyond the Reformed tradition. Faculty rank is open. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Send curriculum vitae, letter of application, and three references to Dr. David H. Jensen, Academic Dean, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 E 27th Street, Austin TX 78705, dean@austinseminary.edu.

Bar-Ilan University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology or Music Theory (Deadline: 01 February 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Bar-Ilan University announces an open position, beginning academic year 2015-16. Position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (higher ranks will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates)
  • Position: Full Time
  • Type of appointment: Tenure track
  • Description of the Position: The Department of Music at Bar-Ilan is considering applicants for a full-time position in theory or musicology. Exceptional candidates in any area of music theory or musicology will be given serious consideration, particularly candidates with a record of publications in refereed journals.
  • Responsibilities of the Position: Full time teaching, Research and publication, Advising students, including supervision of MA theses and (for Senior Lecturers) supervision of doctoral dissertations.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in theory or musicology.
  • Candidates are invited to send a letter of application and their c.v.’s (including a list of publications) to:
Search Committee
Department of Music
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel
52900
  • or by email to: music.dept@mail.biu.ac.il
  • Deadline for receipt of applications: 1 February 2015

Birmingham City University: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 14 July 2015)Edit

  • Birmingham Conservatoire seeks to appoint a well-qualified academic musician to join an enthusiastic and ambitious team. The Conservatoire is a thriving community of approximately 600 students and 200 staff dedicated to the highest standards of professional training in performance, composition, music technology and musicology. It also has a strong research profile. Academic study is an integral part of programmes at all levels and is designed to complement the practical training which is at the heart of any conservatoire provision.
  • The successful candidate, who will ideally hold a PhD (or equivalent), will understand the role of academic studies in a modern conservatoire. They will be able to contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules: an ability to contribute to the teaching of performance practice and contextual studies is essential, and a willingness to offer a practical musicianship module in their specialist area is desirable. A specialism in Baroque music or in 19th-century performance practice would be particularly (but not exclusively) welcomed. Some experience of module leading, administration and assessment will be an advantage.
  • The post offers a rare opportunity to work within a conservatoire environment alongside experienced and mutually supportive colleagues.
  • Interviews will be held on July 30th.


Birmingham City University: Professor of Jazz Studies (Deadline: 02 March 2015) FILLED: Tony Whyton, University of Leeds 2000, University of SalfordEdit

  • We wish to appoint a Professor of Jazz Studies to be based in Birmingham Conservatoire and lead an interdisciplinary team of jazz studies researchers from the Conservatoire and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. You will join a team of senior research leaders from across the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media to help develop our vibrant research culture. We share a collective ambition to sustain internationally recognised research and support emergent researchers to develop distinctive, often practice-based, work.
  • The Faculty of Arts, Design and Media has a strong research environment built on four research centres for arts and design, English, media and cultural studies, and music and performing arts. An average of 58% of the faculty’s research was rated as internationally excellent or better in the recent REF assessment.
  • You will also develop your own internationally excellent research and write applications for externally-funded research projects. You will work as part of a team to attract and supervise high calibre doctoral students, and may undertake some postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • You will hold a PhD and have an outstanding track record of academic leadership, research and publication or performance. You will be a strategic thinker, an able communicator and collaborator, and a leading specialist in an area of jazz studies. You will have secured significant research funding from external sources and have supervised students to completion.
  • The title of professor will be available for a suitably qualified successful candidate. Candidates who wish to apply for the conferment of a Professorship must clearly indicate this in their application and comply with the University procedures of conferment. The procedure is available here http://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/022015-57
  • To arrange an informal discussion about this post with Prof Tim Wall, Associate Dean for Research, please contact us on 0121 331 7897

Bowling Green State University: Visiting Instructor, Musicology (Deadline: 03 June 2015) FILLED: Ryan Ebright (UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014; UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro)Edit

  • Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a search for a professorship in Musicology at the rank of Visiting Instructor, beginning August 2015. This is a one-year appointment.
  • The primary responsibilities include teaching music history and other related courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels to both majors and non-majors; advising Master’s theses; and working with DMA students. Additional duties may be assigned by the department chair and/or dean. The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position, and in keeping with the candidate’s experience and credentials.
  • Applicants should submit in one merged document (1) a cover letter indicating interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of 5 references including names and complete contact information. Send to mnatvig@bgsu.edu by midnight (EST), June 3, 2015. Do not send additional materials at this time.
  • At a later date, finalists for the position will be asked to submit three current (dated within one year) original letters of reference; representative research and teaching materials; and an official transcript showing the highest degree earned.
  • Applications will only be accepted electronically.
  • BGSU is an AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans employer. Background check required for employment.
  • Applicants must have an earned doctorate or ABD in Musicology (doctorate preferred), expertise in Western art music of the 20th-21st centuries, demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level.
  • Request for recommendation letters and writing samples (6/4) x2
  • Skype interview scheduled (6/14) x2
  • Invitation for campus interview (6/27)
  • Offer made and accepted (7/24)

Boston University: Position in Ethnomusicology, Assistant Professor, tenure track (Deadline: 31 October 2014) FILLED: Michael Birenbaum Quintero (NYU, 2009; Bowdoin College)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July, 2015. We seek applicants with a broad range of research and teaching interests in any area(s) of ethnomusicological research, and a desire to build on the success of a dynamic program located in one of the world’s most important cities for learning and the arts.
  • Candidates should have an earned PhD in Ethnomusicology (or Ethnomusicology being the major concentration) by the time of appointment, show clear evidence and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong interest in building and sustaining collaborations with other departments and institutes on campus. The ability to perform and direct a world music ensemble will be considered an asset.
  • Duties will include a 2+2 load divided between undergraduate and graduate teaching, the advising of doctoral students, and service to the School of Music. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in the Kilachand Honors College, a selective, innovative, and interdisciplinary undergraduate program.
  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is housed in the School of Music within the College of Fine Arts, but Department faculty are also appointed to and serve in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, teaching in the undergraduate program and in the MA and PhD programs.
  • Interested applicants should send a PDF application consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of recommendation sent separately, by October 31, 2014, to: 
Patrick Waters, Administrative Coordinator
email: watersp@bu.edu
Ethnomusicology Search
School of Music
Boston University
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
  • Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
    www.bu.edu/musicology www.bu.edu/cfa/music www.bu.edu/khc
  • Request for informal interview at SEM (11/10) x3
  • No further movement here?
  • Writing samples and syllabus requested (12/4)
  • Has there been any new movement here? (1/9)
  • Rejection email rec'd stating shortlist has been forwarded to dean (3/25) (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted

Boston University: Position in Musicology, Assistant Professor, tenure track (Deadline: October 31, 2014) FILLED: Miki Kaneda, 2012 UC Berkeley, Boston University VAPEdit

  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July, 2015. Although candidates in any area of research will be considered, we particularly encourage applications from those with a specialization in 20th- and/or 21st-century music.
  • Applicants should have an earned PhD by the time of appointment, show clear evidence and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong interest in building and sustaining collaborations with other departments and institutes on campus, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic program located in one of the world's most important cities for learning and the arts.
  • The 2+2 course load will include undergraduate courses for music majors and non-majors, graduate seminars, and advising and supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in the Kilachand Honors College, a selective, innovative, and interdisciplinary undergraduate program.
  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is housed in the School of Music within the College of Fine Arts, but Department faculty are also appointed to and serve in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, teaching in the undergraduate program and in the MA and PhD programs.
  • Interested applicants should send a PDF application consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of recommendation sent separately, by October 31, 2014, to: 
Patrick Waters, Administrative Coordinator
email: watersp@bu.edu
Musicology Search
School of Music
Boston University
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
  • Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

www.bu.edu/musicology www.bu.edu/cfa/music www.bu.edu/khc

- Has anybody noticed the ad posted on the BU HR website gives a different email to submit the application?

- Yes, I initially submitted via the HR website email, but received an out of office reply saying the receipient would have limited access to email until Nov 4. Maybe that's why there are two emails? Who knows. 

- Thanks! That explains it. I just submitted it to the musicology department coordinator.

  • Email request for four (!!!) writing samples and two syllabi (12/1) (x2)
  • Finalists notified of campus interviews

- Official rejection letter stating shortlist has been sent to the Dean (3/24)

Brandeis University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American Culture (2-year) (Deadline: 10 January 2015) FILLED: Paula Musegades (Brandeis University 2014)Edit

  • The American Studies Program and the Department of Music at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American culture, beginning Fall 2015. We seek a cultural historian of American Music in the 20th and 21st Century, but we are open to expertise in any period, with a specialty in any genre, and we welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ph.D. should be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years.
  • The Fellow, who will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in American Studies and Music, will teach one course per semester and receive a 2015-2016 salary of $56,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. The Fellow will contribute to the vibrant intellectual communities of American Studies and Music; interdisciplinary connections and mentoring are available and encouraged.
  • Applicants should send a letter of interest outlining a research project and a possible course offering, a CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants may be asked to submit writing samples at a later date. The deadline for application is January 10, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. Please send all materials to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4966
  • Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Eric Chafe, Chair, Kay Fellow Search Committee chafe@brandeis.edu.
  • There seems to be a discrepancy between the ad and Academic Jobs Online. The latter asks for three separate files of a letter, research statement, and course offering rather than one letter outlining the research and course offering. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.
    • I'm confused as well, and a little nervous about the looming deadline if I'm to convert my carefully crafted letter into three separate documents. Any word here? (1/8/15)
    • The search committee chair just confirmed that we only need to submit the letter, cv, and references. (1/8/15)
  • Email request for writing sample (1/30/15) x4
  • Any updates on this one?
  • Email invitation for campus visit (3/13/15)x2
  • Rejection email stating that the position has been accepted by Paula Musegades. (5/22/15)

Bryan College: Music Faculty (Deadline: 06 March 2015) FILLED: Vaughn Cardona, Louisiana State Univ 2014 (DMA, Orchestral Conducting)Edit

  • Bryan College, a regionally-accredited, Christian Liberal Arts Institution seeks applications from persons interested in a tenure-track position in music.
  • The successful candidate will conduct instrumental ensembles and teach courses in music history, hymnology, instrumental literature, and private lessons in applied area as well as some possible music theory components. Knowledge of and a background with church music is preferred.
  • To apply: (1) visit the website at www.bryan.edu and complete an online application; (2) send a brief statement of faith; (3) vitae; and (4) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, research interests, and qualifications for the position to Rhonda Kettenring, Assistant to the Vice President of Academics, at rkettenri1486@bryan.edu. All files should be in Microsoft Word or pasted into an email and must be sent on or before Friday, March 6, 2015. Do not send audio or video tapes at this time.
  • NOTES: Additional Salary Information: Appropriate with rank and experience

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology, Latin American Music), tenure-track (Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED: Jessie Vallejo (UCLA, 2014).Edit

  • The Music Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015.  Candidates specializing in Ethnomusicology are especially welcomed to apply.
  • The successful candidate will teach music classes across the music curriculum including World of Music, History of American Popular Music and/or Jazz and Beyond, lead a Latin-based performing ensemble, and teach multicultural General Education courses to a diverse student population. Additional responsibilities may include teaching Music History, Careers in Music, Life and Death in the Arts, Songwriting or studio lessons in the candidate’s expertise area.  The candidate will serve on senior project committees. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and performing.  He/She will be expected to build connections with members of the surrounding communities. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. or D.M.A. in any music field from an accredited university by September 1, 2015
Evidence of 2 years of university teaching experience
Active performer
Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population
Active membership in relevant professional associations
Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., conference presentations/performances, publications, grant development)
  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 
Ph.D in Ethnomusicology or Musicology from an accredited university by September 1, 2015
Active performer or scholar in Latin music
Experience in popular music, the music industry, or recording arts
  • Application Procedure: The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications submitted by November 15, 2014. Early response is encouraged. An online submission process will be used. To apply please go to: https://class.csupomona.edu/apply-mu
  • A completed application will consist of:
a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching, performance, research experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
a link to audio or video ensemble performance examples (a minimum of three examples required).  The link/s will be submitted on a word or pdf document that will be uploaded in the application process;
three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference.  Please ask your letter writers to submit them via https://class.csupomona.edu/apply-mu-letters a completed application for academic employment form available on the application website; and
an unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned from an accredited educational institution. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript.
  • For further information or clarification, please contact:
Ms. Kimberlee Guenette, Administrative Support Coordinator
Music Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768  
Phone: 909.869.3548    FAX: 909.869.4145
kaguenette@csupomona.edu
  • or
Dr. Iris S. Levine, Faculty Search Co-Chair
Music Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.4566
ilevine@csupomona.edu
  • has anyone heard anything on this one? -- Phone interviews are being conducted, on campus interviews will be held after the holidays, most likely in February.
  • Request for phone interview (12/19): 1
  • Word on the street is that a job offer was made and accepted in February.


Cameron University: Temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 06 August 2015) FILLED: Carolyn Keyes, University of Colorado DMA 2013Edit

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The Music Department at Cameron University invites applications for a full time Temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music. This position is a non-tenure track, one year appointment. Duties of Position would commence with the Fall, 2015, semester, which starts August 6, 2015. The Cameron University Music Department is NASM accredited and offers the B.M., B.M.E. and B.A. degrees.
  • Job Duties will include but are not limited to: Music Appreciation, American Popular Music, and other courses as assigned.
  • SUPERVISION: This position will report to the Chair of the Music Department.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For Temporary Instructor, Master’s Degree in Music is required. Evidence of successful, effective teaching in a university setting.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Music Doctorate or equivalency. Demonstrated success in recruiting, retaining and graduating successful music students at the college level. Evidence of successful university teaching instruction in music education coursework, general music coursework (including evidence of positive teaching evaluations).
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience.
  • APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by August 6, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Cardiff University: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 19 May 2015) FILLED: Carlo Cenciarelli, King's College London 2011Edit

  • Cardiff University School of Music is looking to recruit a grade 6 or 7 lecturer within any relevant area of musical research in the fields of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory and Analysis, Popular Music or in any other related field. The postholder will deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals and monographs.
  • These are full-time positions, on an ongoing contract.
  • Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum (Grade 6) or £39,685 - £45,954 per annum (Grade 7)
  • Informal enquires can be directed to Dr Claire Rowden, Deputy Head of School (RowdenCS@cardiff.ac.uk)
  • Interviews will be held in early June.

Case Western Reserve University: Historical Keyboard Lecturer (1-year) (Deadline: 23 March 2015) FILLED: Christopher Bagan, Univ of British Columbia DMA 2012Edit

  • The Music Department at CWRU seeks a historical keyboard specialist for a one-year full-time Lecturer position. Our program is one that combines scholarship and performance, aiming to maintain the highest standards of performance in an atmosphere of vigorous intellectual activity.
  • Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree to be eligible to teach students in our DMA and PhD programs in Historical Performance Practice. Expertise in continuo harpsichord and organ is essential, as well as the ability to coach period ensembles of singers and instrumentalists, and to direct seminars in baroque performance practice. Desirable qualifications also include the ability to teach music courses for a general undergraduate population. The expected teaching load is three courses per semester.
  • Students at CWRU and The Cleveland Institute of Music, with which we have a Joint Music Program, have the benefit of pursuing studies at both schools, thus enjoying the benefits of both a conservatory and a major research university. Music history and historical performance are taught by CWRU faculty. The two institutions share a campus setting in University Circle, together with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and several other cultural organizations. Collaborations also exist with Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and its Library & Archives, The Music Settlement of Cleveland, and area schools.
  • Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae and a selection of audio or video recordings or links, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to lls3@case.edu or to:
Historical Keyboard Search
Department of Music
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7105
Position filled (rejection emails sent 4/30)

Central Washington University, Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Mark Samples (OREGON, 2011; Millikin University)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Central Washington University seeks an outstanding teacher of Music History for a tenure-track (assistant professor), nine- month faculty position.
  • The duties for this position include teaching music history classes for music majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as related general education classes suited to CWU’s liberal arts mission. The ideal candidate is an individual who is an outstanding teacher, passionate about music history and literature at all academic levels, and enjoys working collaboratively in a department that values teaching excellence, student learning, scholarship, and service to the department, college, university, community, and profession. The teacher-scholar model is paramount at CWU; therefore, teaching, research/creative activity, and service is expected of all department faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership, e.g., curriculum development and service activities. We seek candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to the department, the university, the community, and the profession.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or related terminal degree with clear specialization in Music History or Historical Musicology. ABD will be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed by September 16, 2015.
  • Documented evidence of or potential for effective, student-focused classroom and online post-secondary teaching in music history and related general education classes.
  • Research experience with evidence of publication and/or presentations at professional conferences.
  • Experience with or potential for Music History Area curriculum development.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Popular Music, World Music, Film Music, Music Appreciation, or other general education-oriented subjects.
  • Experience in teaching graduate courses in music history/literature.
  • Experience with or potential for leadership in the Music History Area.
  • Experience with or demonstrated interest in curriculum development for general education music classes.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population and multicultural curriculum.
  • To apply, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
  • A letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Transcripts (for the highest degree obtained)
  • Samples of publications/presentations, syllabi for Music History and general education classes, and web address(es) where videos of candidate' teaching can be observed (Note: please upload publication samples, syllabi, and web addresses for videos in ONE file (preferably PDF) under "Other"); and
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.
  • Additional materials and references may be requested, but please do not send materials until asked to do so.
  • Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • 10/14/14: This job asks for a URL for an uploaded teaching video--does anyone know of a video hosting service that can keep the videos more or less private, out of concern for copyrighted material and my students' privacy? It'd be great if I could also upload videos that are 30-45 mins for free.
    • Though I know others will take issue with this solution, Youtube does offer several privacy options when uploading videos. In the past, I have used the option of posting videos that are viewable to all, but are NOT searchable (so random webcrawlers won't happen upon your students' work). In other words, you can only watch them if someone sends you the full URL. I believe there are other options where viewers have to be approved by you. This is in no way an endorsement of Youtube's privacy policies (which I'm not an expert on), but it may be a quick and easy option - especially since the deadline is tomorrow!
  • Email request for reference letters to be sent (11/5) x2
  • Email request for Skype interview (11/26)
  • Email request to contact references (12/8)
  • Rejection email (12/12) x2
  • Email from committee suggests offer made and negotiations in progress (2/8)
  • Offer made and accepted.

Chinese University of Hong Kong: Associate / Assistant / Research Assistant Professor of Musicology (pre-1900) (Deadline extended: 30 January 2015) FILLED: Jeffrey Levenberg, Princeton 2014, Skidmore VAPEdit

  • Applications are invited for: Department of Music
  • Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor
  • (Ref. 1415/109(240)/2) (Closing date: December 1, 2014)
  • (Ref. 1415/144(240)/2) (Closing date: January 30, 2015) (as posted to AMS-L 12/18/14)
  • The Department is seeking a musicologist to fill an academic post at Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor level. Appointment to the appropriate rank will be considered with reference to the candidate's qualifications and experience.
  • Applicants with expertise in any aspects of music before 1900, especially those with more than one research specialty areas are welcome to apply. The appointee is expected to complement the Department's existing strengths in composition, ethnomusicology and Chinese music, music history, and theory and analysis.
  • Applicants should have (i) a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline; (ii) demonstrated potential for becoming distinguished and productive scholars; and (iii) commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants for Research Assistant Professorship should also have a record of significant research achievement and success in research grant applications, or demonstrate potential for such. Applicants for Assistant Professorship / Associate Professorship should also demonstrate a record of significant research achievement, successful teaching, and postgraduate supervision experience.
  • Duties include (a) teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) conducting independent research; (c) supervision of research postgraduate students; (d) serving on postgraduate thesis and dissertation committees; (e) coaching ensembles; (f) participating in departmental, Faculty and/or university committees; and (g) undertaking other administrative duties.
  • Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2015, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. (Substantiation is not applicable to Research Assistant Professorship.)
  • Salary and Fringe Benefits
  • Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointees.
  • Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.
  • Application Procedure
  • Application forms are obtainable (a) at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/personnel, or (b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, or (c) by fax polling at (852) 3943 1461.
  • Please send completed application form, current curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, a letter of interest, evidence of successful teaching, and three confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's scholarly potential, to the Chairman, Department of Music, Room 201, Hui Yeung Shing Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by post by the closing date. Please mark 'Musicology Position Application - Confidential' and the reference number on cover.
  • Position reposted to AMS-L 12/18/14 with the note "Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (Ref. 1415/109/2) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance."

Central Michigan University: Musicology Lecturer (full-time, 1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Molly Cryderman-Weber (ABD U Illinois; Lansing Community College)Edit

  • Central Michigan University School of Music seeks a Lecturer in Music in Musicology. Full-time, 9-month, interim position. Duties: Teach music majors and non-majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels, teach courses in musicology, theory, and aural skills, as well as courses in related areas subject to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the School of Music. Assist with student recruitment efforts.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in musicology or related area, demonstrated potential for successful college teaching, and qualifications to teach in related areas.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in musicology or related area preferred.
  • You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
  • The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will accept applications until the position is filled. Online applications must include a cover letter that addresses position qualifications and duties, current vita, copies of transcripts (upload as one document), and examples of scholarly writing. Additionally, you will prompted to provide the name and email address of three professional references. These references may be contacted during the search process to provide a confidential reference letter on your behalf. Inquiries should be addressed to:
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
School of Music
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
  • Salary range: $43,000 – $46,000.
  • Offer made and accepted.

City University London: Lectureship in Music (Deadline: 24 June 2015)Edit

  • The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Music. The appointed individual will demonstrate existing or emerging world-leading or internationally excellent research in Western art music of the Common Practice period with particular interests in analysis and/or performance; the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and the capacity to make imaginative links between different areas of the Department’s work.
  • City offers a sector-leading salary, USS pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
  • To apply and for more information about the post please go to: www.city.ac.uk/hr/jobs
  • Reference Number: RA60010002
  • Location: Northampton Square Map & Directions
  • School / Central Function: School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Department: Department of Music, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Contract Duration: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Salary Range (£): 35256 - 40847
  • Closing date for applications: 24 June 2015
  • (17 June) Anyone else having trouble with their e-mail address not being accepted? I can't apply without it, but there's also no hint about what's wrong with it, or whom to contact if there are problems with the software.

City University of New York, Graduate Center: Associate or Full Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: December 1, 2014)Edit

  • The Doctoral Program in Music at the City University of New York's Graduate Center seeks applications for an Associate or Full Professor in ethnomusicology. Responsibilities include conducting doctoral seminars and supervising dissertations and other student research on a wide range of ethnomusicological topics, as well as participation in professional development and other departmental activities. Applicants whose research interests complement the geographical and theoretical specializations of current faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The Graduate Center, located in midtown Manhattan, is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York. It is recognized for outstanding scholarship across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and is integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. The Graduate Center offers more than thirty doctoral degrees and fosters globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes. The Doctoral Program in Music, offering concentrations in ethnomusicology, musicology, theory, composition, and performance, draws its faculty from The Graduate Center as well as from colleges in the CUNY system. More details about the program are available at the program website: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Music-Ph-D-D-M-A-.
  • Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • A preferred candidate will demonstrate research and publication beyond the doctoral dissertation; extensive teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level, and a commitment to student mentoring; varied research interests; and national and international stature within the field. Rank of position will depend on the level of qualifications.
  • 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.
  • From our job posting system, 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 and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.
  • Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. Letters of application should include topics of seminars the candidate is prepared to offer, and CVs should include titles of independent student research projects the candidate has supervised, particularly doctoral dissertations.
  • Open until filled with review of applications to begin December 1, 2014.
  • Email request for more materials (12/16/2014)
  • Never thought associate professors would follow and post on this wiki, cool. 
  • Reposted to InsideHigherEd.com on 2/16 as "Search Extended." No new deadline given.
  • The Inside Higher Ed site posting was made in error--this search has not been extended.  There is, however, an open search for a senior music scholar at Hunter College.

Colby College, Visiting Faculty Fellow in Music (Deadline: 01 March 2015): FILLED: Kate Heidemann (COLUMBIA, 2014; Colby Faculty Fellow)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for a Visiting Faculty Fellow (4/5 time, one-year- 4 courses) in 20th/21st century musicology, with secondary specializations in music theory and/or early music. PhD/DMA or ABD required. *Teaching experience at the college level strongly preferred. Applications from candidates with expertise in film/video music, music and gender studies and/or popular music criticism are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include two electives in 20th/21st century music history/cultural criticism; the first semester of a 4-semester music theory sequence for majors; and a survey course on music before 1750. Appointment begins September 1, 2015.
  • Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement listing possible course offerings and how the candidate sees these classes contributing to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting.
  • All materials should be submitted at: http://colby.slideroom.com/. Audio/video files or links to external files may also be uploaded (optional.) Please do not send DVDs or CDs. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by their recommenders to the same address. Applications submitted by employment services such as Interfolio may be uploaded in the CV section of the application page.
  • Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Invitation for phone interview (3/17) x2
  • Email notification that current faculty fellow's position was renewed (4/15, email rec'd 4/8)

Colby College, 1-year Faculty Fellow in World Music/Cultural Criticism (Deadline: 15 December 2014 FILLED: Jennie Gubner, UCLA 2014)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for Faculty Fellow (4/5 time one-year sabbatical replacement - 4 courses) in world music and/or cultural criticism/critical theory beginning September 1, 2015. PhD/DMA or ABD required.
  • Teaching experience at the college level strongly preferred.
  • Teaching responsibilities include offering an introduction to and specialized topics in world music (potentially including courses with performance components) and/or cultural criticism/critical theory for both majors and non-majors. Applications from candidates with additional expertise in film/video music, music and gender studies, or African music are especially welcome.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement listing possible course offerings and how the candidate sees these classes contributing to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting.
  • All materials must be in pdf format and should be submitted at: http://colby.slideroom.com/ Audio/video files or links to external files may also be uploaded (optional.) Please do not send DVDs or CDs. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by their recommenders to the same address. Letters of recommendation should be in pdf format and, if possible, arrive with the candidates last name in the subject line. Applications submitted by employment services such as Interfolio may be uploaded as a single (pdf) document in the CV section of the application page.
  • Any word on this one? (1/17)
    • haven't heard anything positive or negative, but Colby has a January term which might mean no faculty meeting until Spring semester starts - just guessing (1/27)
    • That makes sense -- thanks for pointing that out. (1/29)
  • Request for phone interview (1/30)
  • Could any recipients of a request for a phone interview indicate whether or not they had an "interview" for this position in Milwaukee? I would expect so, but... (1/31)
    • Yes, I had an interview at AMS first (2/1)
  • Any news on this one? (3/11)
    • No response since my phone interview early February (3/13)
  • Received rejection email with announcement that Jennie Gubner got the job (3/20)

College of Marin, Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track) FILLED: Jim Stopher, 2011 Peabody Institute (DMA) (Deadline: 30 January 2015)Edit

  • Music Instructor - Full-time, Tenure-track
  • College of Marin
  • Salary: $45,527.00 - $86,941.00 Annually
  • Job Type: Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty
  • Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, California
  • For FALL 2015 Hire
  • Applications will be screened following the application deadline date of January 30, 2015.
  • REQUIREMENTS
Master's degree in Music; or
A Bachelor's degree in Music AND a Master's degree in Humanities; or
The equivalent; and
Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community and
  • Musical expertise in two (2) or more of the following areas is also needed:
Large ensemble and/or choral conducting
Advanced music theory and ear training instruction
Musicology: classical, popular, world music
  • REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Cover Letter
Resume or C.V. (resume)
Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)
  • If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.
  • To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/555187
  • Update on this one: Rejection letter received (3/10) x2

Colorado College, Assistant Professor of Music Technology, tenure-track (Deadline: 10 October 2014) FILLED: Jeff Trevino, UCSD 2013, Carleton College VAPEdit

  • The Music Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track professorship in music and technology, to begin in the fall semester of 2015.   The emphasis of this new position is on interdisciplinary and digital creativity within the liberal arts.  Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community; candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity.  The ideal candidate will bring an intellectual approach to the history and literature of music and technology, have a commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and hold an interest in innovative collaboration with faculty and students from a variety of departments and backgrounds.  Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise within music and technology lies within one or more of the following areas: sound design, sound installation, multimedia, digital production, theory, composition, and popular music.  We are particularly interested in candidates willing to support the core content courses of the music department in addition to their individual areas of expertise. A Ph.D. is required, but ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the start of employment.
  • Please submit the following materials in application to the position:
    • cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • graduate academic transcript
    • three letters of recommendation
    • teaching philosophy statement
    • statement of research/creativity
    • one representative sample of your scholarly/creative work (publications, audio/visual recordings, etc.). 
  • Review of applicants will begin on October 10, 2014.  Candidates selected to move forward will be asked for subsequent written or creative evidence of their work in music and technology.
  • The Colorado College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.
  • Invitation for "informational interview" at AMS or SEM (10/30) X2.  Unclear whether these are open interviews for all applications or a "short long list."  Anyone know?
    • I certainly don't know, but I am assuming that this represents the "long short list" of candidates, and that this AMS interview takes the place of the normal Skype-interview. Again, this is just my assumption (I too am one of the interviewees).  Anyone else have an opinion?
  • Request for syllabus, course proposals, writing sample (12/4) X 2 (also another posted on the Theory Wiki page)
  • 12/16 just received rejection email stating that all the candidates on the long-short list have been notified.  Evidently the preliminary interviews at AMS and SEM were just that--preliminary.
  • Request for skype interview (1/19) x2
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/22) x3
  • Anyone heard from committee?  Seems like an offer is out but unclear. [Not me! Probably it went to the third person who visited campus.] Has anyone heard anything? Seems like a long while?
  • Reliable source says they made an initial offer to a candidate who turned it down in favor of a position elsewhere, about three (?) weeks ago.  My guess is that it is now either with their internal candidate, who is deciding whether or not to take it, or the committee is still deliberating about the next step.  If anyone can offer additional information, I know I would be very grateful to know more about what's going on.
  • So who got this job? 

Columbia University, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 20 October 2014) FILLED: Alessandra Ciucci (CUNY, 2008; Columbia University, Mellon Post-Doc; Northeastern University, Lecturer)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Columbia University seeks to hire an assistant professor with a specialization in ethnomusicology. The responsibilities of the position include research and publication, graduate and undergraduate teaching, contributing to the programming and development of the Center for Ethnomusicology, and participating in departmental service. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in Columbia’s Core Curriculum. We seek a colleague whose work will complement our current strengths. Applicants must have received the doctorate by July 1, 2015, the time of appointment.
  • Through Columbia University’s online application system, please upload a letter of application, CV, dissertation abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, list of references (three), and one writing sample. The writing sample can be one paper or dissertation/book chapter, not to exceed 65 pages of typescript.
  • To apply, go to: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59831. 
We will begin reading applications on October 20, 2014.
  • The position is open until filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.
  • SEM gossip suggests that interviews are underway.
  • Last on campus interview took place this week.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Columbia University: Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Vilde Aaslid, Univ. of Virginia 2014Edit

  • Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships-Lecturerships in Music at Columbia University
  • The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2015. A PhD, DMA or the equivalent is required. The degree must have been received between 1 January 2011 and 1 July 2015. Fellows will be expected to do research, participate in the academic life of the Department of Music, and teach one course per semester in each of the two years (three in Columbia's Core Curriculum and one in the candidate's area of specialization).
  • Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and to apply, please visit:
  • https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59823
  • Anything here?
  • Offer made

Denison University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 01 February 2015) FILLED: Dan Blim (Michigan, 2013, Drew U VAP, Carleton College VAP)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in Music: The Department of Music is seeking a musicologist/ethnomusicologist to teach courses in the Music History curriculum and related areas. The ideal candidate will be an active scholar whose academic interests and abilities are the best match for the Department of Music. Preferred qualifications include earned doctorate (ABD considered) and college teaching experience.
  • Teaching duties will include courses in music history and courses in the music curriculum as needed.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Job responsibilities will begin in August 2015. Applications will be accepted on line at https://employment.denison.edu.
  • Required Documents
Resume
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Unofficial Transcripts 1
List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
  • Contact: Andrew Carlson, 740-587-5767, carlson@denison.edu
  • Link to online posting
  • Any movement? x3
  • The lack of anything with this one is odd.  Someone want to give them a call and find out what's going on?
  • They have a visiting one-year, so perhaps the search is just for show and that person is moving to the full-time slot?
  • For what it's worth, I went ahead and inquired via email.  No news just yet.
  • Thanks for sharing re: emailing 
  • News is that they are still reviewing applications.
  • Invitation for phone interview (4/10) (x2)
  • Any news since phone interviews?
  • Any News? 
  • Received the axe by email (5/15) (x3)
  • "Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor of Music position at Denison University. At this time, the search committee has decided to consider other candidates whose skills and abilities are better aligned with the position. We wish you the best in your job search."  One sometimes has to wonder at the post vs department wants/needs, for my 'skills and abilities' aligned exactly with what they advertised.
    • Don't panic. News on the grapevine says that this isn't a job that any sane person would want.
      • Thanks for that!  I was interested in the post largely because I have family in the region, but as it generally happens the posts in which I have particular interest don't seem to be interested in me.  Instead I was/am a finalist at 4 universities in which I have little interest.
        • Being a finalist at four universities is nothing to sneeze at! Congratulations. And as to being places that you're not really that interested in ... Join the club! Such is the name of the game these days.
  • Hire posted on facebook that he got the job. (5/19) Congrats Dan!!

DePauw University, Assistant Professor of Music History, tenure-track (Deadline: 10 October 2014) FILLED: Elissa Harbert (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2013; Macalester College Postdoc) Edit

  • The DePauw University School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in the teaching of undergraduate music history beginning August 2015. Preference will be given to applicants with prior years of experience in the teaching of western music history at the college level particularly in the eras since 1600. Consideration will be given to candidates who can expand the offerings in music history in areas that complement the work and mission of DePauw University and its School of Music, such as (but not limited to) 21st century musician skills, ethnomusicology, film music, contemporary music, music business, or musical theatre.  Completed Ph.D. in music history/musicology and evidence of scholarly activity preferred. Commitment to teaching and preparing musicians for careers in the 21st century is essential. Rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
  • Candidates should submit through Interfolio a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and scholarly/creative interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer evaluations, student evaluations, etc.), a short example of scholarly writing (published or near publication), and three recommendation letters specific to this position (or placement file). Application review will begin October 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.
  • Q: the application must be uploaded through Interfolio. Does that mean I have to pay a fee to apply? I've not used anything Interfolio before so I thought someone with experience could elucidate. thanks.
  • A: Usually (but not always) the hiring school pays the Interfolio fees for submitting the application.  But you may have to pay to start an Interfolio account.  However, Interfolio does offer some convenience and peace of mind -- you can have your recommenders upload generic letters so that you don't have to ask them for a letter for each job you apply for!  It does get expensive sending many applications through Interfolio, but it's a relief knowing that everything gets sent on time and in one bundle, at least.
  • Campus visits held. 
  • Offer made and accepted. (11/17)

Duke University, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, tenure-track (Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED: Nicholas Stoia, CUNY 2008 (Music Theory)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Music Theory at the Assistant Professor rank, appointment to begin August 1, 2015.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in music theory, tonal analysis (Music major), and popular musics (non-major); two courses per semester; participate actively in the profession; advise Ph.D. dissertations; share in departmental responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 2015. A Ph.D. in Music Theory is preferred; candidates who hold the Ph.D. in other areas of music studies are also encouraged to apply if they are active scholars of theory and analysis; demonstrable evidence of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching. The search committee is particularly interested in scholars whose primary research area involves popular and vernacular musics of the 20th and 21st centuries. The successful candidate will have broad expertise in both art and popular traditions, fluent acquaintance with a range of musical repertories, and an eclectic grasp of current developments in music theory, analysis, and musicology. Additional substantive interests may include (but are not limited to) digital media, music and technology, or other recognized subfields within Theory and Musicology. Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, two or three writing samples (one of which should be an article-length document), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation) to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4643
  • Applications received by November 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.
  • Duke’s Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music within a liberal-arts setting, the A.M. in Performance Practice, and the Ph.D. in Musicology, Composition, and Ethnomusicology. The graduate program encourages students to explore wide-ranging interests encompassing music history and theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance practice. Further information is included at www.music.duke.edu
  • According to the theory wiki, campus interviews scheduled 1/15
  • Position filled, per the theory wiki: Nicholas Stoia, CUNY 2008

Duquesne University, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology / Musicology (one-year) (Deadline: open until filled) FILLED: Meghan Hynson, UCLA 2015Edit

  • The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University seeks a gifted, energetic, and collegial ethnomusicologist or musicologist with proven excellence in teaching for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music in the Department of Musicianship, beginning August 2015.
  • The Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor will teach undergraduate surveys of World Music (for music-majors), a segment of the required Western music history sequence (for music-majors), World Music (for non-majors), Enjoyment of Music (for non-majors), and possibly a graduate elective in the applicant's area of specialization; she or he will participate in and contribute to the community of music faculty as a valued colleague.
  • The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department of scholars, composers, and performers who engage in creative work and research that seeks to advance the discipline. Minimum qualifications: ABD in ethnomusicology or musicology; record of excellence in undergraduate teaching that covers both Western and non-Western musical traditions; demonstrated enthusiasm for the teaching of non-majors. Preferred qualifications: completed doctorate; active scholarly agenda.
  • The mission statement of Duquesne University commits the institution to "serving God by serving students."  Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.  Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.
  • Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit a cover letter describing your teaching philosophy and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three confidential references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/29743. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • For more information, please visit http://www.duq.edu/work-at-du/employment/faculty-hiring/faculty-openings/music.

Durham University: Lectureship in Music (Deadline: 21 June 2015) FILLED: Katherine Hambridge, University of Cambridge 2013, Univ of Warwick AHRC Postdoctoral Research FellowEdit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a full-time permanent Lectureship in Music, tenable from 1 September 2015. The successful candidate may have expertise in the fields of historical musicology, empirical musicology or music analysis. They will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum, to enhance the Department’s burgeoning research culture, and to teach historical and related technical subjects at UG and PG Level.
  • The successful applicant will have a record of carrying out research of international significance in the fields of historical musicology, empirical musicology or music analysis. He or she will work alongside senior colleagues in developing these areas in both a teaching and a research context. The successful candidate will contribute to research-led and technical teaching, primarily in undergraduate modules (see below). They will be expected to collaborate with other colleagues and to apply for external research funding as appropriate. They will furthermore be required to act as an examiner, initially at UG level, to play an active role in the day-to-day running of the Department, and undertake such administrative duties as will be assigned to them from time to time by the Head of Department.
  • Appointment at grade 7 would be appropriate for early career academics with proven expertise in relevant areas, a developing record of high-impact research, and some exposure to University-level teaching. The successful candidate will be offered support in building their research portfolio.
  • Appointment at grade 8 would be appropriate for candidates with a an established, substantial and internationally distinguished research profile and record of attracting research funding, a more varied and developed teaching record at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and who have the potential to make a significant administrative contribution.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Julian Horton at email:julian.horton@durham.ac.uk, tel:(+44)191 334 3151
  • Rejection received (6/25)

Eastern Connecticut State University, Assistant Professor of Music History, tenure-track (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Timothy Cochran (RUTGERS, 2012; Muhlenberg College)Edit

  • Department: Performing Arts
  • Position: Assistant Professor- Music (Music History), Tenure Track
  • We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring at a small public liberal arts university is required. Teaching experience is preferred.
  • Position Description: The successful applicant will teach the music history sequence in the core curriculum, teach courses within the Global Perspectives in Music History and Criticism concentration, offer courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and develop new courses in their area of research interest.
  • Respond to: Submit electronically the following information to Dr. David Belles, Search Chair (bellesd@easternct.edu)
Letter of application (pdf)
Resume (pdf)
Unofficial transcripts (pdf)
  • Include in your email to the search chair the names and contact information for 3 references from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited.
  • Request for phone interview (11/5)
  • Request for letters of reference (11/11)
  • Request for campus interview (11/12)
  • Offer made and accepted
  • 1/5/2015: JUST received a rejection email from the committee, only after the hiring announcement was made. Not only that, the email was perhaps the coldest and most impersonal rejection I have yet received.  Way to be classy, ECSU. (x2)
  • Hiring committees are often bound by rather strict human resource policies. My visit to the campus was very friendly and I was made aware at the interview that the decision would be made by the dean and provost with the committee's input. It is likely that the announcement information was posted by the selected candidate after an offer was made by one of the campus administrators. The committee may not have known or been instructed to submit emails until this point. The terse nature of the email is not uncommon so, please, don't take out on the committee what may have been controlled by someone else. 
  • I have to say, I found Eastern to be very polite and cordial throughout the process. I got confirmation from the search committee chair as soon as I submitted the application, and I thought the "rejection" email was completely appropriate. As far as the timing, I'm sure the whole committee has other responsibilities (professional and personal) that come before sending out emails that the search has closed. 1/7/15 (x2)I agree w
  • I agree with the comment about the rejection email. I don't care about the personal touch, but there seemed to be something fishy about the speed of this post and its closing and hiring.  My guess is that someone had someone picked out for the position before the search commenced. (x2)
  • I was also given the impression that they knew who they wanted to hire when my questions that I asked about the position went unanswered--twice!
  • Everything being described (including not responding to emails, and fast rejections for certain classes of candidates) is completely within the realm of normal for searches. Sometimes the tea leaves just don't mean anything.
  • (02/24) I still haven't received a rejection letter.

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: Faculty Positions in Digital Humanities (Deadline: 01 June 2015)Edit

  • The College of Humanities at EPFL invites applications for junior and senior faculty positions within its newly created Digital Humanities Institute. We seek individuals who will develop and drive an interdisciplinary research program at the intersection of the humanities and computer science/engineering, who are dedicated to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be active members of the growing digital humanities community at EPFL. Candidates from all areas that use computational methods in humanities research will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates in the fields of art history, museology, musicology, big data for the humanities, and information visualization.
  • EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines including the humanities. It hosts the archives of the Montreux Jazz Festival (http://metamedia.epfl.ch), is involved in a trans-disciplinary project with the Archivio di Stato in Venice (http://vtm.epfl.ch), and numerous other research projects with several national and international institutions. EPFL is committed to build research competence in Digital Humanities; it has recently created an Institute of Digital Humanities and is recruiting world-class talent in this domain. EPFL will also offer a Master of Science in Digital Humanities starting with the academic year 2016/2017.
  • EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, significant start-up resources, and outstanding research infrastructure. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.
  • Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and patents, concise statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references for junior and six for senior positions. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5387
  • Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on June 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • Enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Thomas David
Search Committee Chair
E-mail: dhg-search@epfl.ch
  • For additional information on EPFL, please consult the web sites www.epfl.ch and cdh.epfl.ch


Elgin Community College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Shawn Maxwell, 2002 Eastern Illinois University (MM)Edit

  • Position Title: Music Instructor - Fall 2015 Tenure Track
  • Posting Start Date: 04-02-2015
  • Posting End Date: Open Until Filled
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Job Description: Teaching faculty instruct students and evaluate their progress to facilitate students in attaining their educational goals. Teach music appreciation/history courses, music theory, instrumental (e.g. jazz, concert, urban) music ensemble(s). Other courses appropriate to instructor's specialization
  • Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in the discipline or in a related discipline with at least 15 graduate hours in the discipline.
  • To receive full consideration, include undergraduate and graduate college transcripts. Transcripts can be attached to your online application, faxed, or mailed directly to the Human Resources Department. Copies of transcripts are acceptable with initial application, however official transcripts will be required upon employment.
  • Materials Required to Complete the Application Process for this Position: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Per theory wiki, phone interviews scheduled 5/14

Emory University, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, tenure-track (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Meredith Schweig (HARVARD, 2013; MIT, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Emory University seeks to hire a tenure-track ethnomusicologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. All areas of research specialization will be considered. The successful candidate will teach two academic courses per semester and maintain exceptional records in the areas of teaching, research, publication, and service. A commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate majors and non-majors is essential. A completed PhD is required before August 1, 2015.  To apply, please send an application letter and a CV, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent, to ethnosearch@emory.edu by October 15, 2014. Please do not send additional materials at this time.  Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Request for sample scholarly article. 11/5 x4
  • Anyone heard anything further??
  • Invitation for campus interview

Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor of Humanities/Music (1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Todd Borgerding, University of Michigan 1997, Colby College AND Kathleen Sewright, UNC-Chapel Hill 2008Edit

  • Full-time, one-year temporary assistant professor of music to teach period courses in music history, thematic surveys, and Commonwealth of the Arts, an interdisciplinary course.
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaching workload (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.
2. Provide student assistance possibly including academic advising.
3. Continuing scholarship and professional activities which include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, research demonstrated by published or unpublished work, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
4. Shared participation in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
5. Attendance at university functions, including commencement, convocation and faculty, committee and departmental meetings
6. Instructional responsibilities include period courses in music history, thematic surveys, and Commonwealth of the Arts, an interdisciplinary course. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.
7. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
1. Doctorate required; can be ABD. PhD preferred, in musicology.
2. Expertise in teaching music history.
3. Experience in classroom academics, preferably at university level.
4. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
5. Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
6. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
7. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Full-time, 9-months Temporary Benefited non tenure track Position
  • Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement
  • Position contingent upon funding
  • Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV with three professional references and statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be required to submit three (3) professional letters of reference and can use the following email address: humanresources@fitchburgstate.edu
  • Posting Number: B0100571
  • A note to anyone not from the U.S. - their employment website specifies that they do not sponsor work visas.
  • Thanks for the heads-up.
  • Has there been any movement here?
  • Nothing (as of 4/23) but they may not be in a hurry since it is a one-year and their semester goes into the spring longer than many universities
  • received rejection (5/20) indicating that they selected another candidate.
  • http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/faculty-profiles/todd-borgerding-phd-music-humanities/

Florida State College at Jacksonville: Professor of Humanities (Deadline: Review begins 27 February 2015) FILLED: Judith Bernanke, Massey University 2013Edit

  • Position Title: Professor of Humanities (180 Day Contract)
  • Position Number: 046214
  • Date Position Available: 08-16-2015
  • Department: Downtown Campus - Liberal Arts
  • Position Classificatiom: Faculty
  • Position Is Full-Time
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a graduate major concentration in humanities or a related field (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in humanities courses).
  • Applicants must attach transcripts confirming conferral of the required degree in order to be considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidate's credentials will include direct coursework and ability to teach Fine Arts Appreciation/History (e.g., Art History, Art Appreciation, Music History, or Music Appreciation).
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position all applicants, including current Florida State College at Jacksonville employees, are required to submit an unofficial student copy of transcript(s), confirming the awarding of the required degree and coursework, for review by the department and/or screening committee. You may either attach it to your online application or fax it to the Human Resources Department at (904) 632-3390.
  • Salary: $43,195 - Master's Degree, $48,889 - Doctorate Degree
  • Job Open Date: 01-29-2015
  • Review Date: 02-27-2015
  • Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 27 February 2015) FILLED: Christopher Lynch, 2013 U of BuffaloEdit

  • Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, one-year leave replacement to teach five courses in music history (3+2), including MUS 101: Introduction to Music, and MUS 230 and 231—a two-course survey of music history required for the music major.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or terminal degree) in a related field, with teaching experience at the college level. Preferred research emphasis on Western art music of the 18th century or earlier.
  • Application: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, teaching and research statement, and teaching evaluation forms (no supplemental materials, such as sample work, at this time) to:
Professor Matthew Butterfield
Chair, Department of Music
Franklin & Marshall College
Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
  • Alternatively, application materials may be sent electronically to debra.joseph@fandm.edu.
  • Sent an email asking if all my materials had been received.  After a week sent another email.  2 weeks later, AFTER post had closed, finally got an email back telling me they had not gotten one of my reference letters.  Not a good sign.
  • Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Invitation for phone interview (3/8) x3
  • Any movement here?
  • Invitation for campus interview (3/23)
  • Offer accepted (4/16)
  • Finally received rejection letter (5/14)

Georgia College: Assistant Professor of Music-Musicology (tenure-track) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, McGill 2013Edit

  • The primary purpose of this position is to teach the music history sequence for music majors and graduate students. The position will also teach courses in world music and specialty areas and contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum
  • Additional duties include carrying out a research agenda, and providing service to the institution. Faculty participate in committee and departmental work, mentor students, supervise capstone projects, and meet with prospective students.
  • All faculty support department, college and university goals and support the academic environment to promote the educational mission of the University.
  • Ph.D. or DMA in musicology preferred; ABD considered. The terminal degree is required for tenure and promotion.
  • Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
  • Preferences
Musicologist with sub specialty in ethnomusicology and a performing area.
Demonstrated research agenda.
2 years teaching in liberal arts college/university
Strong communication skills.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia Colleges mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.
In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
  • Required Applicant Documents include:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List of 3 References and Contact Information
4. Unofficial Transcripts
5. Writing Sample (Published article, chapter, etc.)
  • Applicants will be prompted to upload their documents as part of the application.
  • Request for phone interview (4/1)
  • Any movement here?

Goldsmiths, University of London: Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 30 April 2015) FILLED: Holly Rogers, University of Cambridge 2005Edit

  • Salary from: £51,510 - £57,607
  • Available from 1 October 2015
  • New Cross, London
  • The Department of Music at Goldsmiths is internationally renowned for its multi-disciplinary academic and practice-based research. You will be a scholar of international renown with a significant research profile in music and media, which may include film, television, games, theatre, installation, internet and visual art. Your research outputs are likely to achieve Grade 3 or Grade 4 in the Research Exercise Framework assessment. You will have the potential to develop a research centre that draws together the rich expertise in creative practice and research in the Music Department and across the college, and you will have experience in, or potential for, writing successful research proposals and directing research activities. The recent expansion of the Goldsmiths Screen School, based in the Media & Communications Department, will provide opportunities for cross-Departmental collaboration.
  • You will have significant experience teaching music and media at university level, and in convening and developing programmes. You will be able to attract post-graduate and research students. The Department of Music contributes to the College’s research on how creative relates to academic practice, and you will demonstrate some sympathy with this focus, and with the College’s interdisciplinary research culture. Experience in practice-based work would be advantageous.

Grand Valley State University: Assistant Professor of the Arts (Deadline: 05 January 2015) FILLED: Bettina Muhlenbeck, University of Berne 2011Edit

  • Honors College - Assistant Professor of the Arts
  • Brooks College Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Responsibilities - Essential Functions: Teach general education arts courses within an interdisciplinary college. Develop new courses in his/her area of expertise that expand upon our current offerings. Assist in teaching First Year Interdisciplinary Sequences (FIS. Develop upper-division general education arts courses (e.g. Junior Seminars). Engage in scholarship and/or creative activity. Provide service to the unit, college, university and the discipline.
  • Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions: Contribute to the development of the Honors College. Collaborate and interact with discipline-specific home unit.
  • Required Qualifications and Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree in an arts discipline (e.g. art history, music history, or other arts discipline) or in a related discipline in the humanities that has the arts as the area of specialization (e.g. philosophy with aesthetics as the area of specialization). Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Record of ongoing scholarly and/or creative activity relevant to the position. Interest/experience in interdisciplinary education.
  • Preferred Qualifications and Education: Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. Demonstrated ability to use innovative pedagogies, such as problem-based and/or high-impact practices.
  • Application Deadline Info: Review of applications to begin January 5, 2015 and continue until January 30, 2015.
  • How To Apply: www.gvsujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=181023 Click "Apply to this Posting". Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references familiar with your teaching and research potential. Review of applications to begin January 5, 2015 and continue until January 30, 2015. Contact Kurt Ellenberger at ellenbek@gvsu.edu with any questions. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
  • request for Skype interview (2/10/15) X2
  • Reference letters requested (2/23/15)
  • Campus interview invite (3/02/15)

Harvard University: Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization (Deadline: 13 March 2015) FILLED (for Fall 2015): Cory Gavito, UT-Austin 2006, Oklahoma City UniversityEdit

  • The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University seeks candidates who attained their Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the past ten years (December 2004 or after), for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society, to be held during the academic year 2015-2016. The fellowship may be one or two semesters in length, depending on the proposed research project; it carries a stipend of $25,000 for one semester and $50,000 for two semesters. The recipient of the fellowship will be expected to be in residence in Cambridge for the entire period of her or his appointment, and to use the resources of the University to pursue a project with a substantial Italian component. He or she will also have the opportunity to teach a course or organize a workshop at Harvard, and will be expected to make a seminar presentation of his or her work.
  • Applicants should submit a 1000-word English-language description of their project, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommenders) by e-mail to Christopher Brown at ldebosis@fas.harvard.edu. All applications should include a facing page including the following information: the candidate's name, current affiliation, mailing address, telephone, e-mail address, the title of the proposal, the month and year the Ph.D. (or equivalent) was obtained, the name of the institution that granted the degree, and the names and e-mail addresses of the recommenders. All queries regarding the fellowship should be sent via e-mail to the following address: ldebosis@fas.harvard.edu.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by Friday, March 13, 2015.
  • Posted to AMS-L 2/20/15
  • Any movement here, or is it too soon?
  • Nothing yet, and I have not even received a confirmation of receipt of application from Mr. Brown either. Anyone heard anything back yet?
    • emailed over a week ago asking for an update. No response. (4-21)
    • No returned calls either. Very frustrating. Anyone heard anything at all?
    • At least one fellowship (for one-semester of support) was officially offered last week. (5/12)
  • http://www.okcu.edu/music/faculty-staff/bio/cory-gavito

Highline College: Music Instructor, tenure-track (Deadline: 16 January 2015) FILLED: Francisco Orozco, 2012 University of WashingtonEdit

  • This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placements typically range from roughly $50,000 to $58,000 (depending on the candidate’s qualifications) for a 9-month contract (170 instructional days). Additional optional summertime assignments may be available.
  • First consideration will be given those applications received online by 4:00 p.m., January 16, 2015. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.
  • Teaching: Teach a wide range of introductory and intermediate music courses, including history and performance (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line, and off-campus sections).
  • Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college’s values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advising, community outreach) as required.
  • Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities.
  • Outreach: Establish connections with area high schools and community organizations to recruit music students and community participants for Highline's programs.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS APPOINTMENT:
Master’s degree (or higher) in music from an accredited institution (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution).
Experience teaching music in a classroom or group setting.
Ability to communicate in English, orally and in writing.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS APPOINTMENT:
Doctorate in music (or related field).
Ability to teach music from multiple cultures, from an academic and/or performance perspective.
Current professional activity as a performer, composer, and/or musicologist.
Experience teaching and developing lecture courses at the college level.
Significant multi-cultural experience(s) and/or fluency in an additional language(s).
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Your online application must include the following five attachments to be considered complete:
1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
2. A letter of application (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
3. A one-page DIVERSITY STATEMENT addressing the following: Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities. What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of personal experiences?
4. A one-page statement addressing the following: Please describe how you would shape a growing music program within the mission of a community college. You may want to address career pathways in music, collaborations with fellow music colleagues, interdisciplinary connections across campus, and/or connections with the community.
5. Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).
  • Note: Three letters of recommendation will be required at a later point in the selection process.
  • If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact Shelley Werner at swerner@highline.edu or 206 592-3587.
  • Request for Phone Interview (2/13): 2
  • Rejection via email, indicating that the position has been filled (3/1)

Hillsdale College: Assistant Professor of Music History (tenure-track) (Deadline: 16 January 2015) FILLED: Derek Stauff, Indiana University 2015Edit

  • Hillsdale College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music in the area of Music History/Musicology, beginning August 2015.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include a sequence of Western music history survey courses for undergraduate music majors and music minors, Liberal Arts Core course in music understanding, and various course topics in the area of music history.
  • A secondary area of musical expertise may be applicable. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to mentor undergraduate students in their academic progress, and the desire to work collaboratively in a highly active music department. Salary competitive. Doctorate Required. 
  • Hillsdale College is a small (1400 students) fiercely independent college of liberal arts, committed to the Western tradition, informed by Judeo-Christian religion, and dedicated to excellence in teaching undergraduate students.  Complete applications will include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) three up-to-date letters of recommendation, (e) a statement of teaching philosophy & research interests.  Within the statement of teaching & research interests there should be detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. For a copy of the Mission Statement, and further information on the music program, visit www.hillsdale.edu. EOE.
  • Priority will be given to applications received by January 16, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please send your application materials to:
Music Department Chair
The John E.N. & Dede Howard Department of Music
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI 49242
  • 02/09: Request for phone interview via email 
  • 02/11: Request for on campus interview 
  • Letter indicating offer has been made, but it is unclear whether it has been accepted 03/20 <--- A friend of mine accepted the position. I'm not sure if a formal announcement has been made yet. (4/3)

Howard University: Lecturer, Music History (non-tenure track) (Deadline: 10 April 2015) FILLED: Matthew Franke, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2014, Roanoke College VAPEdit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate music history core sequence of western art music courses, including Music Literature to 1600, the Baroque and Classical Period, and 19th and 20th Century Music Literature. Additional teaching responsibilities may also include the history of the Symphony, Chamber Music, Choral Music, and Solo Vocal Literature. Candidate will be expected to participate in activities and governance within the Department of Music. Candidate is expected to be significantly active in lecturing, research, and publication activities, and must be effective in fulfilling related service obligations.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Music History required at time of appointment. Candidate should have a documented record of significant research and teaching experience, and a demonstrated capacity as a music history instructor at the university level.
  • Candidates selected to be interviewed for this position will be expected to present his/her written educational philosophy as part of the interview process.
  • APPLICATIONS: Applicants for this position should send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcripts (may be unofficial); three letters of recommendation; and a writing sample to:
Dr. Chinyerem Ohia, Chair
Appointments, Promotions & Tenure Committee
Department of Music
Howard University
2455 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
  • Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be submitted to: cohia@howard.edu
  • For inquiries please contact Dr. C. Ohia at cohia@howard.edu
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10, 2015.
  • Review of candidate materials will commence April 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for Skype interview. 5/2. x3
  • Campus interview held. 5/6. x1
  • For clarification, I assume the "campus interview" above a 30-minute preliminary interview, not a true all-day "campus interview"? I had a Skype interview 5/6, for which I was given the option of an in-person interview if possible.
    • I had a Skype interview around the same date, and was similarly given the option of an in-person interview.
    • Yes, my "campus interview" was only about one hour long. Didn't know what else to call it; sorry if the wording confused people.
      • No problem; just wanted to confirm that they hadn't moved on to a campus visit stage. Has anyone heard anything since the 5/6 interviews?
        • Not a peep on this end. (5/20) x2
        • follow-up Skype interview (5/27) x1
  • http://www.coas.howard.edu/music/facstaff/full-time/franke.html

Indiana University-Bloomington, Director of the Latin American Music Center (Deadline: 09 February 2015) FILLED: Javier Leon, UT-Austin 2003, Indiana UniversityEdit

  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Academic Specialist and Director, Latin American Music Center, Twelve-month, tenure-ineligible, renewable position; initial three-year appointment.
  • The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSoM) seeks a person of academic and administrative distinction to serve as Director of the JSoM's Latin American Music Center (LAMC).
  • Responsibilities: Coordinate the activities of the LAMC: public advocacy for the Center, outreach to JSoM/University faculty and organizations, arranging guest artists and research residencies, corresponding with individuals and institutions on research-related matters, and writing grant proposals for special projects and support of the Center.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory or composition in hand by the start of the appointment (July 1, 2015). Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and/or Portuguese, and expertise in a broad range of Latin American repertories, is required. Effective Beginning July 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015.
  • Apply online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/faculty/positions.shtml or by hard copy to:
LAMC Search Committee
c/o Eugene O'Brien, Executive Associate Dean
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7006.

Indiana University-Bloomington, Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar (Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED: Claudio Vellutini (CHICAGO, 2015)Edit

  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a two‐year, full‐time visiting position in musicology for the academic years 2015‐2017. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester during three semesters, and two courses during one semester; conduct an active program of research during the appointment, resulting in the submission of proposals to research conferences, the submission of articles to academic journals, or other scholarly projects; attend two conferences per year; deliver a colloquium to the department each year; and participate in other departmental activities as assigned by the chair of the department.
  • A completed Ph.D. degree in music is required. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. from an institution other than Indiana University no more than five years prior to their appointment.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor; salary is $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all full‐time faculty.
  • A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a document (approximately two pages in length) describing your areas of expertise and proposing specific course topics that would be of interest, and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, email address, and other information, for each of your reference providers. An e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send publications or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, please contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • Apply online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/faculty/positions.shtml or by hard copy to:
Musicology Search Committee
c/o Eugene O'Brien
Executive Associate Dean
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7006
  • Request received for writing sample. (12/3) x4
  • Rejection email received. (1/10)
  • Received rejection email stating that an offer has been made and accepted. (3/11)

Jackson State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 20 February 15 March 2015) FILLED: Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Florida State 2008, Tallahassee Community CollegeEdit

  • Jackson State University's Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor. The Department of Music at Jackson State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Toward continuing diversity, applications are encouraged from minorities and women.
  • Assistant/Associate 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 2015. A Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology is required at the time of application. Teaching load is 9 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 recent letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted.
  • Materials should be addressed to:
The Musicology Search Committee
Jackson State University
Department of Music
P.O. Box 17055
Jackson, MS 39217
  • Official application must be submitted at https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/. Please address all questions to Alfred Duckett, Chair alfred.c.duckett@jsums.edu
  • Application Deadline: February 20, 2015.
  • Does anyone know what happened with last year's search?  It looks like an offer was made and accepted--but no evidence of that on the website?
  • Candidate received and accepted the offer and ultimately "issues" within the university and administration abolished the hire long after the offer was made and accepted that had nothing to do with the candidate or the search committee. There is reason to be cautious.
  • 2/12 E-mail received stating that the decision has been made not to fill the vacancy due to restructuring within the department
  • JSU website says application deadline is 3/15/15...
  • Can anyone else corroborate the above? As of 2/18/15 the job is indeed still on the JSU jobs website, now with a deadline of 3/15.
  • It was just reposted (2/18) on Chronicle of Higher Ed (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000872549-01) with an application deadline of March 15, 2015
  • Re-posted to AMS-L on 2/19
  • Confirmed via listed JSU Contact: 3/15 is new review date.
  • Contacted via phone on 4/9 for skype interview on 4/14. Was told by the chair that they were contacting 8 people. Very unclear about the kind of candidate they are interested in. (4/13)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology: Tenure-track position in Music History and Theory (Deadline: 12 June 2015)Edit

  • The School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the area of (1) Music History and Theory with a specialization in computational musicology and (2) Asian Studies with a specialization in East Asian Geography.
  • We are particularly interested in junior scholar of outstanding promise, who is interested in developing interdisciplinary research programs in line with the mission of the institution. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline and will also be able to provide evidence of outstanding research and excellence in teaching.
  • KAIST is an internationally-recognized, government-funded research university based in South Korea, which aims to become a global leader in the key areas of research for the 21st century. As a rapidly expanding global institution, KAIST mandates English as the language of instruction. KAIST is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Foreign nationals are welcome. Salaries and benefits are comparable to those of major American universities, and negotiable depending on qualifications. In addition, on-or off-campus housing will be provided as well as financial subsidy for settlement expenses and start-up funding for research. Positions will begin in March 2016.
  • Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and an application form (downloadable from http://hss.kaist.ac.kr) to Assistant Professor Hyunjung Cho at the E-mail address below for initial screening by June 12, 2015. Those who successfully pass the initial screening will be invited to submit additional materials.
  • Contact:
  • Acting Search Chair, Hyunjung Cho
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, 305-701 Republic of Korea
Phone: +82-42-350-4626
Fax: +82-42-350-2380
Email: ustay76@kaist.ac.kr

Keele University: Lecturer in Music (half-time) (Deadline: 21 April 2015) FILLED: Fiorella Montero Diaz, Royal Holloway–University of London 2014Edit

  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • (part-time, 0.5fte)
  • Keele University seeks to appoint a 0.5fte Lecturer in Music. It is intended that the post will complement and enhance existing strengths in Music and in the School of Humanities, in areas such as Media, Communications and Culture. The post-holder will have the potential to build on Music’s strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Teaching will contribute to existing modules, including core teaching in Music, and will develop new research-led teaching within the Music programme, and beyond. Desirable areas of research interest include, but are not restricted to, ethnomusicology, world music, and popular music. It is expected that the post will commence in September 2015.
  • Applications from women are particularly welcome.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
  • Programme Director in Music, Dr Alastair Williams, Email: a.williams@keele.ac.uk
  • For full post details and to apply, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/lry5t8r
  • http://www.keele.ac.uk/music/news/newstaffposts.html

Keele University: Lecturer in Musicology (full-time) (Deadline: 22 April 2015) FILLED: Nicole Grimes, Trinity College Dublin 2008, Royal Holloway, University of LondonEdit

  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Keele University seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Musicology. It is intended that the post will complement and enhance existing strengths in musicology (music since 1900 and its precursors, approached through a range of methodologies and repertoires). The post-holder will have the potential to build on Music’s strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Teaching will contribute to existing modules, including core teaching in Music, and will develop new research-led teaching within the Music programme. It is expected that the post will commence in September 2015.
  • Applications from women are particularly welcome.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
  • Programme Director in Music, Dr Alastair Williams, Email: a.williams@keele.ac.uk
  • For full post details and to apply, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/AC15-18

Kenyon College: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Music (1-year sabbatical replacement) (Deadline: 15 December 2014) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • The Department of Music at Kenyon College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the assistant professor or instructor level in musicology. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (or ABD) in musicology, strong teaching abilities, and promise/evidence of scholarly potential.
  • Kenyon seeks applications from candidates whose qualifications complement and expand our liberal arts approaches to studying music. Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Musical Style, a common-practice period course (1600-1900), Music Fundamentals, and upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The contract year for this position begins July 1, 2015.
  • Applications received by December 15th will be given full consideration.
  • Email request for phone interview (1/14) x 2
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Notified via email on 4/6 that the search was terminated. They did not offer the job to any of the canididates (4/13).

Knox College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (Spring 2016) (Deadline: 15 June 2015) FILLED: Lee Chambers, Texas Tech 2014Edit

  • The Knox College Music Department seeks a musicologist for a visiting appointment to teach four courses over two 10-week terms, beginning January 1, 2016.  This is a 2/3 salaried position, with benefits. Teaching responsibilities will include three introductory history/music studies courses and an advanced history seminar course. The successful candidate must exhibit high quality, enlightened teaching skills, display intellectual clarity and energy, and genuine enthusiasm for teaching and learning within the liberal arts environment. PhD preferred, ABD considered.
  • Review of applications will begin June 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Email cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to: musicsearch@knox.edu
  • Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college.Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and more than 50 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with our 177-year commitment to equal rights, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from women and members of other under-represented groups. For more information on Knox, visit our Web site at http://www.knox.edu

KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium), Assistant Professor in Musicology, tenure-track (Deadline: 30 September 2014) FILLED: Camilla Bork, Humboldt-Universität Berlin 2001Edit

  • There is a full-time academic vacancy (tenure track) in the Musicology Department of the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence within this field.
  • For more information please contact:
    • Prof. dr. Pieter Bergé, tel.: +32 16 32 48 96, mail: pieter.berge@arts.kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Luk Draye, tel.: +32 16 37 68 45, mail: luk.draye@arts.kuleuven.be
    • Online job-information and link to the online application tool at: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/52493752?lang=en
    • For problems with online applying, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be.
    • You can apply for this job no later than September 30, 2014 via theonline application tool 
  • Great looking position, but this is a lot more detail then is usually posted on the Wiki (and it is therefore crowding the page a bit). Any objections if I edit it down to the basics, and include the link for the full description?
    • No objection here. Please do!
    • Done!
  • Am I missing the info on letters of recommendation (how many and where to submit) or are there none requested?
  • Received letter of rejection indicating I did not make the shortlist (11/13) x 2
    • Letter stated there were 55 applicants

Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY): Instructor, Music (full-time) (Deadline: 19 January 2015) FILLED: Erin Bauer, Claremont Graduate University 2014Edit

  • The music faculty member is responsible for teaching a full range of college level music courses. Assisting in program building, recruitment, and building articulations and partnerships with universities and high schools.
  • Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by January 19th, 2015.
  • Starting Date: August 2015.
  • Essential Functions:
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of the music discipline.
Teach a full range of college music courses.
Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
Participate in ongoing, systematic, and documented assessment of student learning for all courses, programs, and the College's general education core competencies.
Assist in program building and articulation.
Participate in college committees and process improvement teams as applicable and assigned.
Assist in program building, recruitment, promotion and building articulations.
Assist in developing and maintaining strong partnerships with the Laramie County community, regional universities and high schools.
Comply with all college policies and procedures.
  • Non-Essential Functions:
LCCC Music Instructor positions also have the option to serve as Director of Vocal Music or Director of Instrumental Music, as need dictates.
An employee serving as Director would complete an additional duties contract for course release and would perform these responsibilities:
Conduct Instrumental ensembles or Vocal ensembles.
Assist the Dean with the planning and execution of concerts.
Coordinate applied music lessons.
  • Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education
  • Preferred Qualifications:
Three or more years of college-level teaching experience.
Experience teaching online courses.
Community College teaching experience.
Salary Information: http://lccc.wy.edu/Media/Website-Resources/documents/Presidents-Office/Human-Resources/2014_2015FacultySalarySchedule.pdf
  • Request for phone interview (3/30).
  • Request for campus interview (4/7).
  • Offer accepted.

Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music and Worship, tenure-track (Deadline: 02 February 2015) SEARCH EXTENDED?Edit

  • The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Musicianship Studies, starting August 2015. We seek a dynamic classroom teacher who is committed to mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an earned doctorate in church or worship music, though applicants with degrees in other areas will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate understanding of the practices of traditional and contemporary worship and a cognate in one of the following areas: an applied area that complements the current faculty, music technology, instrumental music education, or music history. Besides classroom teaching, the position includes service to students, the university, the community, and the profession.
  • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
  • Lee University is a Christian liberal arts institution with approximately 5,000 students. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 300 majors enrolled in graduate and undergraduate curricula. For more information, visit http://leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/.
  • Applicants should forward a letter of intent, current curriculum vita, a statement of personal faith, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Phillip Thomas ( pthomas@leeuniversity.edu), Chair, Department of Musicianship Studies. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2015.
  • Request for phone interview (3/12)
  • Search suspended but will re-open in the fall (7/21)

Leeds College of Music: Curriculum Co-ordinator (Senior/Principal Lecturer: Popular Music (Deadline: 07 July 2015)Edit

  • Part Time: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours per week)
  • Grade 9-10: £38,511 - £45,954 per annum pro rata
  • Ref: 141550E
  • The conservatoire wishes to appoint a part-time (0.5 FTE) Senior/Principal Lecturer for the Popular Music pathway on its BA (Hons) Music programme. The successful candidate will lecture for 9 hours per week, have additional managerial and administrative responsibilities, and report to the Popular Music Curriculum Leader.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a specialist Pop Music practitioner to enhance the development and running of the conservatoire’s popular music undergraduate provision. Full details are provided in the job description and person specification available on the panel to the right.
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following disciplines:
Composition
Performance
Socio-cultural and historical elements of Popular Music
  • To apply please complete and forward the application form and a copy of your CV to the HR department on jobs@lcm.ac.uk. The application form is available to download from the panel to the right of the page. If you have any queries you can call the HR team on 01132 223425.
  • Closing Date: Tuesday 7th July at 12 noon.
  • Interviews are anticipated to take place on 21st July 2015.

Lewis-Clark State College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 19 January 2015) FILLED: Sarah Graham, 2005 Michigan State (DMA), Kaskaskia CollegeEdit

  • The Humanities Devision of Lewis-Clark State College seeks a collaborative, creative, and dynamic Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Music. PhD, MFA, MMEd, or Equivalent in hand is necessary at start of employment (August 2015). Responsibilities will include: teaching General Education Core, direction of a campus music group, general leadership of the Music program, and other duties as assigned. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to collaborate with Theatre, develop a Music Education endorsement, direct choral ensembles, and/or a background in building/promoting music programs. A record of teaching excellence is expected.
  • Phone interview requested. (2/5)

Loras College: Assistant Professor of Music (History or Theory) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Luke Tyler, ABD Ball State University (DMA), Taylor UniversityEdit

  • POSITION SUMMARY. The Loras College Music Program announces a full time, 2-year appointment, conversion to a tenure track pending approval, in the Division of Communication & Fine Arts to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will teach in either the area of Music Theory (I, II, III, IV) or in the area of Music History (I, II, III). The position will include teaching in the areas of applied keyboard or applied voice to both majors and minors, as well as, students interested in participating as choir members or accompanists. Additional teaching duties may include contributing to the general education curriculum of the college or other areas of interest/expertise. Will be expected to actively participate in the recruitment and retention of students. Recruiting activities will include, but are not limited to: high school visits, guest conducting, and auditioning prospective students. The Music program has experienced tremendous growth during the past few years. We are searching for an individual to maintain this momentum. This is a multi-faceted, challenging, yet satisfying opportunity for an ambitious, independent musician who will thrive within a larger institutional context.
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Ph.D. or DMA in music (ABD considered). A record of successful public school teaching, previous college teaching experience, or outside performance experience is preferred. A passion for student learning is vital for this position.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For more information contact, Chairperson, Music Search Committee, Dr. Mary Carol Harris at 563.588.7820 or marycarol.harris@loras.edu or Search Committee Member, Dr. Glenn Pohland at 563.588.7153 or glenn.pohland@loras.edu.
  • APPLICATION. Applicants must go to: http://loras.iapplicants.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, and curriculum vitae. Have three letters of recommendation mailed directly to: Mary Carol Harris, c/o Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, IA 52001. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.

Luther College: Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track (Deadline: 16 February 2015) FILLED: Melanie Batoff (MICHIGAN, 2013)Edit

  • Luther College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music, a tenure-track position with a focus on music history/ethnomusicology, to begin late August 2015.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or DMA preferred; ABD considered (instructor rank). The ideal candidate will be a musicologist with a sub specialty in ethnomusicology and a performing area. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a private liberal arts college of the church and have a research agenda.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching duties may include core courses for majors in the history sequence (Antiquity, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary) as well as courses in world music and specialty areas. A teaching load of six, 4-credit course equivalents per year, spread over spring and fall semesters and a January term. Additional duties include advising, committee and departmental work, and meeting with prospective students.
  • STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.
  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of completed applications will begin February 16, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. Applicants' dossiers will include:
Letter of application describing teaching, research/performing interests, experience, and educational philosophy
Curriculum vitae
Course syllabi, if available
Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Three current letters of recommendation (the college will send an email to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload letter)
  • Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.
  • INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Gregory Peterson, Search Committee Chair, at petegr01@luther.edu or 563-387-1205. Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website, www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to facultysearch@luther.edu.
  • 03/05 Request via email for Skype interviews on 03/11-03/12 
  • 03/13 Request for on campus interview
  • Offer accepted (04/14)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology), Tenure-Track (Deadline: 1 October 2014) FILLED: Leslie Tilley (U BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013) Edit

  • The Music and Theater Arts Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Ethnomusicology, beginning September 2015.
  • Faculty duties include: teaching undergraduate subjects in world music and other areas according to the candidate's field(s) of concentration and Section needs; conducting research in Ethnomusicology; and service to the Section and Institute. The teaching load for the position is two subjects per semester.
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a related field completed by the start of employment. Strong research abilities and agenda including plans for publication. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Additional expertise will be taken into consideration (but is not required), e.g. in performance, popular music, sound studies, historical studies, dance, theater, composition, or music technology as they relate to the study of music in culture.
  • Submit applications online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4111. Applications should include:
    • a cover letter,
    • CV,
    • three letters of recommendation.
  • In the cover letter, applicants should discuss their ongoing professional activities, their plans for future scholarly initiatives, and how they might successfully interface with an active undergraduate music program. Applicants should also indicate topics of classes they would like to create and teach.
  • Complete applications should be submitted by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to receive first consideration.
  • MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MIT is also interested in applicants with experience and interest in working with culturally diverse groups and those interested in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural perspectives.
  • email: ethnomusicology_search@mit.edu ; website: http://web.mit.edu/music/
  • Rejection email received, 10/10. That was quick! x4
  • Request for additional materials received 10/10 x4
  • Request for campus interview 10/20 x1
  • Offer made and accepted


McGill University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music Information Retrieval (1-year) (Deadline: 30 March 2015) FILLED: Reiner Kraemer, Univ of North Texas 2015 (Music Theory)Edit

  • The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in music information retrieval with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software for musical searching and analysis. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator. The Fellow will work with Julie Cumming on the Analysis axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students, and also in close collaboration with the Content team.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, Music Theory or Musicology, Information Science, or related fields
  • Knowledge of music theory and analysis, especially for early music
  • Fluency in programming and scripting
  • Familiarity with music analysis toolkits, such as music21 or Humdrum
  • Experience with designing and managing websites and databases
  • Track record of publications in relevant conferences and journals (e.g. ISMIR, SMT)
  • For more information visit http://simssa.ca/opportunities
  • PRACTICALITIES:
  • The fellowship stipend is $38,000 per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin May 1, 2015 or as soon as the candidate is available; there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal. Adjudication will begin March 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Applications should consist of:
a cover letter
Curriculum vitae
a writing sample
evidence of programming skills
  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Jane Hatter, SIMSSA Project Manager, at jane.hatter -at- mcgill.ca. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent over e-mail to the same address; ask that referees to include the name of the candidate in the subject line of their emails.
  • Posted to AMS-L 2/24/15
  • https://simssa.ca/blog/profile-of-new-simssa-postdoc-reiner-kraemer

Middle Tennessee State University: Director of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture (Deadline: 23 March 2015) FILLED: Mei Han, University of British Columbia 2013, Kenyon College VAPEdit

  • College of Liberal Arts: Director of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture
  • Associate/Full Professor of Ethnomusicology (#143390)
  • Position is Tenure-track with consideration for possible tenure upon appointment.
  • Start date of position is July 1, 2015
  • Responsibilities: Serve as Director of the new Center for Chinese Music and Culture of the Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University. Serve as the Center's chief administrator, dealing with collection development, museum/archival activities, community outreach, facilities design/function and building a performance program. Teach undergraduate and possibly graduate courses in Chinese, Asian, and World musics (one course per semester once the Center is fully operational). Collaborate with colleagues in the School of Music, the Confucius Institute, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Office of International Affairs and other units in academic and performance opportunities. Active and visible research with resulting presentations and publications, developing a national and international reputation. Service to the School of the Music, the University, and the profession. Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Director of the School of Music, and the Director of the Confucius Institute.
  • Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology or related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Reading and conversational skills in Mandarin. Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level in Chinese or other Asian music, with an interest in cultural anthropology, and related fields. Strong research profile, demonstrated by a distinguished record of publication and/or presentation at professional conferences. Evidence of ability to work with diverse constituencies for the development of the new Center for Chinese Music and Culture at MTSU.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of position begins March 23, 2015 and is advertised as open until filled.
  • Submission of application letter, curriculum vita, as well as other documents which include teaching philosophy, and research interest statements must be attached via online system. Additionally, applicants must supply contact information (including email) for a minimum of three individuals (in the sections provided) that may be contacted at any point during the search for letters of recommendation and references. Applicants may submit published articles, texts, or recordings that display their successful research and professional activity.
  • Candidates selected for campus interviews must provide Official Transcripts of all Degrees. These should be sent directly from the university to:
Middle Tennessee State University
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Hilary Miller
MTSU Box 546
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • Submitted items will not be returned.
  • For questions please call 615-898-5986.
    • Email notification of short list status 3-31
    • Two candidates invited for campus interviews 4-26

Mount Holyoke College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 10 December 2014) FILLED: Adeline Mueller, 2011 UC Berkeley Edit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in musicology at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2015. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. Teaching experience in a liberal arts context and the ability to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives are preferred. The successful candidate will routinely teach courses in Western music history for liberal arts music majors and minors, and will develop entry-level courses with broad appeal to a general student body in rotation with upper-level courses in areas of expertise. Supervision of independent research of undergraduate majors is also expected.
  • Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 230 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. The College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a cover letter, c.v., transcripts, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also supply contact information for three references. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after a complete application has been submitted. Please do not submit sample publications or teaching evaluations at this time. To be assured full consideration applications must be complete by December 10, 2014.
  • Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. Teaching experience in a liberal arts context and the ability to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives are preferred
    • Out of curiosity, does anyone know what the course load is?
    • It was 2-2 in the past, but I have heard it might be 2-3; in any case, it's quite competitive.
    • Reliable source says that they have an inside candidate.
    • Request received for Skype interview (1/8)
    • Any movement here? X2??
    • Rejection email this morning, stating a hire has been made (unnamed). 3/23

Muhlenberg College: Music Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Deadline: 31 March 2015) FILLED: Kassandra Hartford, Stony Brook 2013Edit

  • The Music Department at Muhlenberg College seeks an outstanding teacher for the 2015-16 academic year with the possibility of continuation to 2016-17. The ideal candidate would be a musicologist/music historian able to teach the music history survey and one or more specialized courses such as electives in the music of the Classic or Romantic period, American Music or Pop, Rock, & Soul.
  • We are a liberal arts college with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching supported by scholarship; thus a successful record of teaching is expected. This is a full-time position with a course load of three courses per semester. Doctoral-level work required. Doctorate or ABD preferred.
  • Please email cover letter, C.V., and one-page statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Douglas Ovens, MusicologistSearch@muhlenberg.edu. In addition, please send three current letters of recommendation. For mailing of hard copies: Dr. Douglas Ovens, Chair, Department of Music, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
  • For full consideration apply by March 31, 2015.
  • I sent an application and, in a separate email, a question. I've not heard back from either that the messages were even received - has anyone gotten a confirmation of their application, etc?
  • Any news? (5/18)
  • Nothing so far, but according to the school website exams just finished on May 8, so maybe that explains the delay? (5/18)
  • Axed via e-mail (5/18)

Muskegon Community College: Humanities Instructor (full-time) (Deadline: 24 April 2015) FILLED: Richard Rischar, UNC-Chapel Hill 2000, University of Michigan-DearbornEdit

  • Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs. Muskegon Community College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Full Time Humanities Instructor, pending availability of funds
  • Responsible for instruction and facilitating student learning in Humanities Classes or other classes in the instructor’s area of expertise; committed to student recruitment, retention, and success; assessment of learning, development of curriculum, and use of instructional technology.
  • Typical Qualification:
Master's Degree or higher in Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy, Arts, Communications, or other related fields
Ability to teach a general humanities course and develop others (Approximately 75% of teaching)
Ability to teach in one or more of the following classes (Approximately 25% of teaching): journalism, radio/film/TV classes, music technology, conduct choral ensembles/activities, piano, music literature, music theory, introduction to philosophy and other classes in the arts & humanities
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills
Successful teaching experience and committed to working with a diverse population of students and staff
Willingness to teach during the day, at night, and online, as well as a the main campus and extension centers
Preferred minimum of two year teaching experience at the college level
For full consideration, please include your CV and Teaching Philosophy.




Anyone have any news on this job?

New England Conservatory: Full-Time Faculty, Department of Music History & Musicology (Priority Deadline: 30 January 2015) FILLED: Ellen Exner (Harvard, 2010; Ass't Prof. Univ. of South Carolina)Edit

  • NEC is looking for a dynamic, versatile and collegial scholar to complement the current departmental faculty’s areas of expertise and fulfill the department’s curricular needs.  Open to scholars working in any area of musical research.
  • Duties: Teach a variety of courses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels, including core classes, as well as courses in the applicant’s area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental meetings and on faculty committees; serve as Chair of the Department on a rotational basis;  and fulfill other administrative duties.
  • Qualifications: Dedicated teacher and scholar with a record of successful collegiate experience and research activity; strong preference for a PhD in Musicology.  An interest or activity in performance is a plus.
  • Application: Submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references.  Letter should specify ways in which applicant will complement the current roster of faculty.
  • Salary: negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
  • Starting Date: Fall 2015
  • The priority deadline for these materials is Friday, 30 January 2015.
  • Does anyone know whether this position is to replace a retiring faculty member?
  • According to his page on NEC's website, Gregory Smith is retiring at the end of the academic year.
  • Saw that, but wanted to confirm. Thanks.
  • Request for more materials received (2/19)
  • Email indicating I didn't make the cut received 3/17/15 x2
  • Received the axe by email 3/27/15
  • I never got any email. The online application system was so clunky, I wonder if they ever got my application. (x2)
  • This was by far the worst application experience I had this year--quite embarrassing for such a notable institution. (x2)
    • I had to call HR at least 3 times to figure out the system, and I consider myself quite good with computers. I was hoping I'd get the job just because I was the only one dedicated enough to complete the application. Alas.
    • I also called HR and the person there assured me everything was fine with my application, even though I couldn't see the documents myself when logging into my account. It's probably an indication they had some insider candidates already in mind and the online application was just a formality.  
    • As an "interested onlooker" who has many contacts throughout NEC (but is neither involved with the search nor looking for a job), I can say the last comment is way off the mark. It is quite simply an outdated, clunky system, as others mentioned. It probably would have been better for them to circumvent their own HR department and just accept the applications directly. A very notable institution, indeed - but a very small one without the central IT support of a university of even a larger college. (Furthermore, I saw the announcements of the lectures that must have been the job talks, and they were all from other institutions.)
    • Thanks to the "interested onlooker" for the input. In any case, I think that as hard-working applicants living on food stamps the very least we can expect is to receive full consideration and to be notified in time and form of the job search progress. I have never received any acknowledgment nor any notification. It is safe to assume that my application was not even considered due to the system's glitches. 
  • Does anyone know if there were actually job talks, as this person suggests?  Any movement on it at all?  4/30/15
  • Job has been filled & yes, there were actually job talks & interviews. 4/30/15 (x2)
  • Who is the lucky winner?
  • On the NEC website, Ellen Exner is listed as a new music history faculty for 2015/2016.


The New School: Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts (1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Position Availability: One-Year Position
  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Requisition Number: 0106071374
  • Location: New York City
  • Position Type: Full Time Faculty
  • Position Status: Full-Time
  • Department: ELC/Arts in Context/Faculty
  • Responsibilities: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts with a start date of Fall 2015. Lang’s Interdisciplinary Arts (LINA) curriculum features discussion-based seminars and practice-based courses that bridge disciplinary boundaries in order to explore artistic traditions and creative innovations in broader historical and cultural perspectives. We have a preference for a scholar-practitioner of interdisciplinary approaches across the arts whose research, teaching, and professional activities highlight an emphasis on civic and social engagement through the arts.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and achievements in a wide range of collaborative work across arts disciplines (including dance, music, theater, and the visual arts) as well as the ability to engage students from across the arts disciplines in shared curricular projects. His/her scholarship, creative work, and teaching will address the LINA curriculum focus areas of History and Theory (including Aesthetics), Writing and Criticism, and Creative Practices, as well as contemporary social issues such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and transnational and post-colonial politics and identity. Applicants who can facilitate engagement and partnership opportunities with performance venues, cultural institutions, and archival resources in New York City will be at a distinct advantage.
  • The successful candidate will teach required foundational courses in interdisciplinary aesthetics, an arts writing course, and senior seminars, and will also develop new courses in his/her area of expertise for the LINA curriculum shared by all four Arts areas of study (Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Studies). S/he will advise Lang Arts majors and minors plus Arts in Context students pursuing interdisciplinary paths of study. S/he will also serve on the Arts faculty committee that oversees the planning and management of the LINA curriculum.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Completed M.F.A. or Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in an arts discipline or performance studies
Record of excellence in research and teaching, including a significant record of scholarship and a significant record of curriculum development and teaching from self-designed syllabi
Commitment to a focus on the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity across the arts through a range of pedagogical achievements as well as arts performances, installations, and/or exhibitions
  • Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system

https://careers.newschool.edu/ a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

  • Posting Date: 06/29/2015

New York University: Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Deadline: 01 March 2015)Edit

  • ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese of New York University seeks a distinguished Latin Americanist at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor, to start September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We are interested in a scholar working at the intersections of literature, cultural and critical theory, visual/cinema/media studies, music, or urban cultures. Scholars engaging Brazil in a broader regional or Atlantic context are also encouraged to apply. Duties will include administrative responsibilities as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese web site at http://spanish.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link.

New York University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 March 2015) FILLED: Eldritch Priest (Carleton University 2011; Postdoctoral fellow, University of Montreal)Edit

  • The Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a one-year appointment as a musicologist at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2015, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have interests which complement those of the present faculty, and have an active program of research and publication. We are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to the dialogue between musicologists, ethnomusicologists and composers.Applicants must have earned the doctorate before taking up the position.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Copies of publications and other writings should not be sent at this stage. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be uploaded through the NYU Department of Music web site at http://music.as.nyu.edu/ via the "Employment" link.
  • Any news on this one?
  • Request for Skype Interview (4/20)
  • Email indicating offer had been made (4/29)

New York University Abu Dhabi: Ethnomusicology Professor (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Andrew Eisenberg (COLUMBIA, 2009; NYU Abu Dhabi VAP)Edit

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for an open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology. Preference will be given to specialists of any historical period focusing on the Middle Eastern region writ broadly (North Africa and Egypt, East Africa, Turkey, Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Levant). 
  • We are seeking ethnomusicologists with an active research and publishing agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The Music Program at NYUAD is committed to educating a new generation of musicians capable of understanding and making music on a transnational and interdisciplinary scale in an eclectic yet rigorous fashion. Students majoring in music acquire skills in composition, technology, and performance while developing a wide-scope theoretical, historical, and cultural perspective. Please visit the Music Program’s website for more information: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/arts-humanities/music.html
  • The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. Faculty may also spend an occasional semester at NYU New York and sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment will begin as soon as September 2015, with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, twenty-page writing sample or representative publications, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply.
  • Hooray for Andy!

Newcastle University: Lecturer in Contemporary and Popular Music (Deadline: 21 June 2015) FILLED: Adam Behr, University of Stirling 2010, University of East AngliaEdit

  • Newcastle University’s School of Arts and Cultures is responding to the expansion of popular music studies in ICMuS with the appointment of a Lecturer in Popular and Contemporary Music. Based in ICMuS, you should be enthusiastic about dealing with a diversity of interests in popular music, particularly of the Anglophone world.
  • We are looking for someone able to engage with the diversity of our student body and who will teach practice-based and/or musicological modules in popular music, ideally combining creativity with critical and intellectual rigour.
  • You will teach and administer popular music modules, and will supervise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. You will also perform some administrative duties, in a team that includes ethnomusicologists, composers, cultural theorists, contemporary music practitioners and analysts. ICMuS has consistently achieved excellent RAE/REF results, and is committed to the delivery of an outstanding student experience.
  • You will be expected to show evidence of existing and planned research outputs in musicological and/or practice-based fields, and to demonstrate a clear research trajectory that will contribute to a successful future REF submission.
  • This position is full time and open-ended.
  • Informal enquiries concerning the position can be made to Professor Agustín Fernández, Head of Music, telephone 0191 208 7636 or agustin.fernandez@newcastle.ac.uk.

Niagara County Community College: Music Instructor (tenure-track) (Deadline: 30 March 2015)Edit

  • DESCRIPTION: Full-time, 10-month, term (tenure-track) position in the Division of Arts, Media, and Technology. Responsibilities include teaching 15 contact hours per semester, student advisement, curriculum and course development, and participation in college and departmental activities. Person selected may be appointed as the Program Coordinator for Music. Current annual salary for an instructor, 10 month, is $47,785. Program Coordinator remuneration is equivalent to one (1) three hour lecture course for the academic year. Finalist(s) is/are subject to successful results of a criminal background check. Position is available August 27, 2015.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree or equivalent in music-related area; teaching experience in 3 of the following disciplines: Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Music History, Keyboard Skills, Instrumental or Choral ensembles, and/or American Music.equivalent to one (1) three hour lecture course for the academic year. Finalist(s) is/are subject to successful results of a criminal background check. Position is available August 27, 2015.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree or higher in music-related area from NASM accredited graduate institution; 3 years experience teaching music courses in community college setting; current and ongoing experience as a solo or ensemble performer; experience in Music Director capacity with Musical Theatre productions; experience with such administrative functions as budgeting, program recruitment, program and course development, and arts programming.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should send:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications;
resume;
copies of unofficial transcripts of all degrees
names and contact information for three (3) current, work-related references
  • Application materials should be sent to Human Resources, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY 14132. E-mail: HR@niagaracc.suny.edu. Additionally, written letters of reference from applicant’s references must be sent to the above address or email before an on campus interview.Incomplete packets may be rejected for lack of information. Position will remain open until filled however review of materials is scheduled to begin March 30, 2015. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. NCCC is an EOE/AA SUNY NCCC is an EOE/AA SUNY Institution, dedicated to work force diversity.

Northeastern University: Professor and Chair of the Department of Music (Deadline: 09 January 2015) FILLED: Daniel Strong Godfrey, University of Iowa 1982 (Composition), Syracuse UniversityEdit

  • Requisition Number: FTFR000574
  • Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
  • FT/PT: Full Time
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music of Northeastern University seeks a qualified candidate for appointment as Professor and Chair of the Department of Music. Located in the recently formed College of Arts, Media and Design, a college of six academic departments within a top 50 research institution, the Music Department currently offers three concentrations: Music Industry, Music Composition and Technology, and Music History and Analysis.
  • The ideal candidate will have a record of success in the following areas: leadership of a diverse faculty; developing, maintaining, and enhancing undergraduate and graduate curricula; implementation and oversight of departmental budget, personnel, and program policies and goals; encouraging and supporting faculty in pursuit of research and funding opportunities; recruiting, mentoring, and retention of faculty, staff, and students; and teaching in the area of expertise as appropriate. We seek a Chair who will strongly advocate for the Department within the University and with external agencies.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate or terminal degree in music or a related field by the start date. The successful candidate will have a proven record of significant artistic and/or scholarly achievement and professional activity to warrant appointment to the rank of full Professor with tenure. 
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
  • Additional Information: To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/camd and click on the Faculty Positions link or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Include a letter of application with details of relevant qualifications and experience; curriculum vita; and letters of reference from at least five references. The application deadline is Friday, January 9th, 2015. Questions concerning the position can be addressed to Professor Ron Smith at ro.smith@neu.edu.
  • Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. *Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
  • http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/music/people/daniel-strong-godfrey/

Northern Arizona University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Latin America) (Deadline: 10 October 2014) FILLED: León García Corona, 2015 UCLAEdit

  • The NAU School of Music seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and dedicated teacher of non-Western music for a tenure- track assistant professor position. The assignment primarily involves face-to-face classroom teaching in ethnomusicology and music research, as well as possible blended and online courses; research leading to publication and presentation; and service.
  • Doctorate in ethnomusicology or related discipline (must be completed by August 24, 2015).
  • Background in Latin American ethnic music highly desirable. Demonstrated success in teaching at the university/collegiate level. Strong research abilities and agenda, including plans for publication and presentation. Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations.
  • To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button on this page. Application must include a single attachment that contains: Letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) for five references, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, one or more examples of written research, and official or unofficial transcripts of the last degree earned or in progress. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.
  • This seems to be moving slowly... or has anyone had a bite?
  • Maybe they're trying to figure out what they meant by "Latin American ethnic music"?
  • Ha ha!
  • Request for telephone interview (12/16)
  • Any updates?
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Rejection letter "we have selected another candidate" dated 4/29 (rec'd 5/6)

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music: One-year sabbatical replacement (American music) (Deadline: 31 December 2014) FILLED: Rebecca Fulop, University of Michigan 2012; Sarah Gerk, University of Michigan 2014Edit

  • The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching survey courses of nineteenth-century music and American music, and other areas related to the candidate’s research specialty or general needs of the department.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; established record of scholarly research in American musical topics.
  • To Apply: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, résumé, a list of references, and short statements on his or her creative/research interests and teaching philosophy to musicologysearch2@oberlin.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
  • Request for letters of recommendation x3
  • Any movement?
  • Invitation for campus interview
  • Offer made and accepted
  • http://catalog.oberlin.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=35&ent_oid=2867&returnto=916

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music: One-year sabbatical replacement (late-18th, 19th, 20th century music) (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Julius Reder Carlson, 2011/2015 UCLA (Ethnomusicology/Musicology)Edit

  • The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation’s 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, music history, historical performance, electronic and computer music, and jazz studies. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Music in conducting, Master of Music in historical performance, Master of Contemporary Chamber Music, and Master of Music Teaching are available. Performance and artist diplomas are also offered.
  • The Division of Musicology at Oberlin offers both a major and minor for students interested in the advanced study of musicology and/or ethnomusicology, as well as course work for music majors in the Conservatory of Music and musical studies majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division also offers non-major courses for students in the College. All members of the Division are expected to participate actively as faculty advisors and in the general committee life of the institution. An overview of the Division is available at http://new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/departments/musicology/.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching survey courses in the Classic Era and Music since 1914 and other areas related to the candidate’s research specialty or general needs of the department.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; established record of scholarly research in late eighteenth-, nineteenth-, or twentieth- century topics.
  • To Apply: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, résumé, a list of references, and short statements on his or her creative/research interests and teaching philosophy to musicologysearch1@oberlin.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
  • Request for reference letters (12/18)
  • Any movement?
  • Offer made and accepted
  • http://catalog.oberlin.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=35&ent_oid=2867&returnto=916

Paine College: Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track (Music Appreciation/Keyboard) Deadline: 01 August 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College located in Augusta, Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music.
  • The Mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world.
  • Faculty in the Department of Humanities are expected to teach undergraduate courses, which may include night, weekend and/or on-line courses; advise students; conduct socially significant research; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees; and pursue professional service opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • This position hire will be expected to teach music appreciation courses, as well as additional undergraduate music courses. The candidate will also serve as primary accompanist for the Paine College Concert Choir and other ensembles as determined by the Director of Music for Paine College.dent learning; serve on faculty committees; and pursue professional service opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • This is a nine-month tenure track appointment.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an earned a PhD or DMA. in music. Those candidates with a background in keyboard performance or pedagogy (piano and/or organ) are preferred. ABD candidates will be considered; however, eighteen hours of discipline-specific graduate level course work will be required for serious consideration.
  • Salary: $40,000 - $45,000
  • Expected Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Palo Verde Community College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track) (Deadline: 02 April 2015) FILLED: Juliette Singler, Claremont Graduate University 1997 (DMA), Point Loma Nazarene UniversityEdit

  • POSITION: Music Instructor - Full-time, tenure track certificated position (177-day academic year)
  • NATURE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: Palo Verde College offers a unique opportunity to develop an emerging music program. The college recently opened a new, multi-million dollar Fine and Performing Arts Center, which includes office, classroom, storage, and rehearsal space, a state-of-the-art digital piano class room, a fine collection of new pianos and percussion instruments, and a 400-seat theater. The music instructor will build relationships with the local community, including personnel at the local school district. The instructor will teach transfer and general music courses that may include: a) one or more performing ensembles such as concert band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, choir, mens or womens chorus, or show choir; b) music history and appreciation, including history of rock music; c) music of non-western cultures; d) music composition with digital media; e) group instruction, such as piano, voice, musical theater workshop, guitar, wind instruments, and/or percussion. Classes will be assigned by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services in consultation with the successful applicant and in consideration of his or her areas of interest and expertise. In addition, the instructor shall be responsible for creating, maintaining and updating curricula relevant to the assigned instructional area. Further, the instructor will participate in all appropriate faculty functions, including non-teaching assignments, office hours, and committee meetings. This position could require day, evening, possible weekend, distance learning assignments and on-line assignments.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. The instructor shall meet the minimum qualifications required for this position, consisting of a masters degree in music OR bachelors degree in music AND masters degree in humanities, OR the equivalent.
2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • TO APPLY: The application is available on the Palo Verde College website at www.paloverde.edu. All materials must be typed and submitted together and include: the PVC Certificated application, resume, copies of a complete set of transcripts (if hired, official transcripts are required) and 3 references including, e-mail address and complete phone number.
  • Human Resources Contact:
Cecilia Garcia
Chief Human Resources Officer
Palo Verde Community College District
One College Drive
Blythe, California 92225
  • If you have any questions, please call (760) 921-5478.

Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University: Full-time Faculty in Musicology (Deadline: 25 February 2015) FILLED: Laura Protano-Biggs (UC Berkeley 2014; Univ. of Nottingham postdoc)Edit

  • The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Musicology, to begin July 1, 2015. The Ph.D. in Musicology must be completed by June 2015. Duties include teaching undergraduate surveys and graduate seminars, and advising Masters in Musicology and Doctor of Musical Arts students. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher, active scholar, and dedicated colleague willing to contribute through departmental, conservatory, and university-wide service. The Conservatory does not offer faculty tenure or rank.
  • 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, musicology, and recording arts and sciences. Peabody is one of the nine colleges that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three letters of reference by February 25, 2015, via Interfolio at the following website: http://apply.interfolio.com/28632
  • 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.
  • Please direct questions to search committee chair Joshua Walden, jwalden2 [a] jhu.edu.
  • Might be premature, but has anyone heard anything yet? (3/27)
    • Search committee chair kindly informed me that the committee has moved on to the semi-finals. Did not make the cut. No info about number of candidates or whether this is the "more materials" stage or the interview stage. (4-13)
    • It should also be noted that this is primarily a search for a scholar working on pre-1700 repertories
  • Received an email that offer has been made an accepted. (5/16) (x3)
  • "The committee at Peabody Conservatory has concluded the search for a faculty member in musicology, and the position has been filled. Thank you for your interest in the position. We were truly impressed by the quality of the applications we received, and it was a difficult decision. We wish you the best in your career, and look forward to learning more about your work in the future. Sincerely, Josh Walden Musicology Search Committee Chair Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University"
    • Classy rejection email (said sincerely).

Potomac State College of West Virginia University: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 January 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Potomac State College, a division of West Virginia University, located in Keyser, West Virginia, seeks qualified candidates committed to excellence in teaching and service at the undergraduate level in the following area:
  • Music: Instructor or Assistant Professor, tenure track. A minimum of a master's degree in music is required from a regionally accredited college or university. Teaching responsibilities include introductory music courses, such as music history and music appreciation. The successful candidate will also work closely with undergraduate students and the community in creating and/or implementing integrative ensembles that will reflect the diverse musical environment of the College. (Job 1520)
  • This position is full-time, nine-months, with benefits, with a starting date of August 16, 2015. Previous teaching experience is required.
  • Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, unofficial college transcript, and names and addresses of three references to: Harlan Shreve, Business Office, (Job #), Potomac State College, 101 Fort Avenue, Keyser, West Virginia 26726 or to Harlan.Shreve@mail.wvu.edu
  • Please specify in the address or subject line the job for which you are applying.
  • Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2015.
  • http://potomacstatecollege.edu/about/jobs.html
  • Email detailing position and salary and asking if, based on those conditions, I wished to continue in the search (this is a great idea which more universities should use - why do candidates usually have to be at the interview stage before we get salary info?).
  • Request for phone interview (x2)
  • Skype interviews held, week of 5/9.
  • Anyone heard anything??
  • "Dear Mr. (not even 'Dr') X,  Thank you for taking the time....  Due to unforeseen circumstances, that position will not be filled at this time."

Pomona College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Gibb Schreffler (UC SANTA BARBARA 2010; Pomona College VAP)Edit

  • The Pomona College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position with specialization in ethnomusicology, beginning with the 2015-16 academic year at the rank of Assistant Professor. Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
  • The four-course annual teaching load will likely include offerings of an introductory course in world music and a theory and methods course in ethnomusicology.  A section of the College’s first-year writing seminar must be offered at least once during the first three years of employment.  Other courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.  The position also includes oversight of and administrative support for the department’s non-Western performing ensembles.  Geographic region of expertise is open.
  • We seek a scholar-musician who shares the department’s philosophy that scholarship and music-making are equally valued parts of a liberal-arts college music curriculum. We further seek a colleague who can build bridges to the wider campus community; the successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for under-represented students.  A completed Ph.D. is expected, or, by the very latest, would be required by the end of the second year of employment.
  • Please submit through academicjobsonline.org, position #4235: 1) a letter of application; 2) graduate transcripts; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) three letters of reference; 5) a statement regarding your approach to teaching ethnomusicology in a liberal-arts setting; 6) a statement of plans for research; and 7) a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body. Applications received by October 15 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 ten full-time faculty members and about thirty part-time applied music and ensemble instructors, and serves both majors and non-majors.
  • Request for additional materials (10/22) x6
  • Request for phone interview (11/20) x2
  • Rejection via email announcing appointment of Gibb Schreffler 13 March 2015.

Regis College: Assistant Professor in Music and Humanities (Joint Appointment) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Elizabeth Smith, Catholic Univ of America 2012 (Theology)Edit

  • The Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences at Regis College seeks one term-track Assistant Professor in Music and Humanities as a joint appointment.
  • The Department of Humanities offers a variety of interdisciplinary and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful applicant will be academically qualified to teach courses in Music as well as in one additional field within the Department of Humanities (Art, Theatre, English, History, Political Science, Sociology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, or World Languages). The individual will teach 2 courses per semester in Music and 2 courses in the additional field within the Humanities. Full time faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load, academically advise students, actively serve on School and College committees, and contribute to the college community life beyond the classroom, especially in working collaboratively with relevant administrators to grow interdisciplinary, global, and experiential learning opportunities for students. We are currently engaged in strategic planning and restructuring of the Department and the individual will be required to actively participate in this process.
  • All applicants are required to have an earned PhD (or DMA) in Music or in another Humanities field as well as at least an earned Masters' degree in a second Humanities area indicated above for the joint appointment. The ideal candidate will have at least three years prior college/university teaching experience, professional experience and a forward-looking vision for interdisciplinary liberal arts education. Documented evidence of curriculum design and delivery in online and hybrid is preferred.
  • Email letter of application and CV with three professional letters of recommendation to:
Search Committee
Office of Academic Affairs
Regis College
Weston, MA 02193
  • Email: academic.affairs@regiscollege.edu

Rice University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 October 2014) FILLED: Alexandra Kieffer (YALE 2014; Stanford Mellon postdoc)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology.  Candidates with research interests in 19th-century music and with substantial teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to 1) publish at a level consistent with a research university 2) teach in the undergraduate music history sequence, 3) offer graduate seminars on topics that reflect ongoing research interests and complement offerings of the current faculty--particularly in opera studies--and 4) advise undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • Employment begins July 1, 2015.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in musicology, evidence of a distinguished program of scholarship, and a strong commitment to innovative and engaging teaching.
  • To Apply: Submit electronically in PDF a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two publications or samples of your scholarship to: gbarnett at rice.edu (Gregory Barnett) with the subject line, MUSICOLOGY SEARCH. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately as PDF attachments to an email.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • AMS interviews conducted. (11/12)
  • Invitation for campus interview (11/18).
  • Rejection letter via snail mail (12/30ish)
  • Offer accepted.

Rider University (Westminster Choir College): Assistant Professor (Deadline: 20 October 2014) FILLED: Carolann Buff, Princeton 2015Edit

  • Westminster Choir College of Rider University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music to begin on August 15, 2015.
  • Duties: The successful candidate will be a scholar who can make a significant impact on the department and the college by developing a national and international presence in choral musicology. As a leading center for the study of choral and sacred music, Westminster seeks a masterful teacher who will create and foster a dynamic classroom and contribute to the performance life of the school. The successful candidate will teach courses in choral literature, performance practice, and other areas as appropriate. This position will also develop an alliance with the Talbott Library staff to promote and develop research materials and choral music collections. Service to the department, college, and university through participation on committees, campus activities, and contribution to the health of the Westminster community is expected.
  • Qualifications: Master's Degree required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest and background in publication, teaching choral literature, and performance practice. Other areas of expertise may include performance as a singer or instrumentalist, scholarly editions, composition, and technology. Exemplary musicianship, pedagogy, and scholarship are also required in addition to teaching experience at the collegiate level. Additional areas will be considered to the extent that they complement the current strengths of the Department. Doctorate preferred.
  • Westminster Choir College of Rider University has an international reputation for excellence in choral performance and a strong commitment to scholarship and developing teachers and conductors. The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
  • All applicants must complete an on-line application at www.rider.edu/hr, 'Employment Opportunities'; 'Create Application'; and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Position #: 315390. A sample of scholarly writing and names of three references with contact information should also be sent separately to aquist@rider.edu or mailed to Dr. Amanda Quist, Conducting Search Committee Chair, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540. Candidates may be asked to submit a video of teaching and letters of recommendation later in the process. Deliberations will begin October 20, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for more materials (writing sample, teaching video, rec letters)  (11/12) x2
  • Has there been any movement on this position?
  • No, the committee is still reviewing applications and no final decisions have been made (2015/01/15)
  • Any movement here? 
  • On-campus interviews ongoing.
  • Offer Accepted.

Roosevelt University: Assistant Professor of Music History (American Popular Music) (Deadline: 15 December 2014) FILLED: Thomas Kernan (University of Cincinnati, 2014; Roosevelt University)Edit

  • Roosevelt University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music History with specific expertise in the field of American popular music and experience in teaching undergraduate music history. The teaching load will include on an annual basis MUHL 210 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 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.
  • An earned doctorate in musicology or ethnomusicology is required (candidates who are ABD will be considered). Broad competence in the discipline of American popular music is required. Proven record of teaching excellence with a minimum of one year as an instructor of record is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching interest in music since 1900 is desirable.
  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 15.
  • Direct discipline-specific questions to Dr. Dana Brown, Chair of the Music Faculty, at dlbrown@roosevelt.edu. Phone: 312-341-4154.
  • Required Documents: List of References, Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application
  • Request for Phone Interview, 1/9 (x6)
  • Began reading up on this U after request for interview.  It has a reputation as a degree mill.  Faculty salaries have remained stagnant while adminstrative pay has soared.
  •       * Gotta do better research, folks. Roosevelt is a legitimate and accredited university, not a degree mill, and is in no way associated with the fake Roosevelt University that was shut down by Dipscam in the 1980s. (x3)
  •        *Just because it's not a "degree mill" doesn't mean that they're totally on the up and up. Their recent history includes financial crisis and some questionable treatment of faculty, all while their president is outrageously well compensated. To me, that would at least raise some concerns. (x2)
  • Everything seems to have gone quiet though campus interviews are scheduled for their other position.  DId anyone hear anything about their timeline or how the search is progressing?
  • Campus interview scheduled (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/21)

Roosevelt University: Assistant Professor of Music History (1600-1900) FILLED: David Kjar (ABD Boston University; Roosevelt University)Edit

  • Roosevelt University’s invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music History. Specialty open; preference will be given to candidates with expertise in European music, 1600-1900. The teaching load will include at least 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 remainder of the instructional assignment is flexible, and may include undergraduate literature surveys (piano, vocal, orchestral, chamber), and/or graduate seminars.
  • Required application materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three people who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching and professional qualifications. Screening begins December 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • An earned doctorate in musicology is required (candidates who are ABD will be considered). A broad range of repertory and teaching interests within the Western art music tradition is essential. Proven record of teaching excellence with a minimum of one year as an instructor of record is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching interest in music since 1900 is desirable.
  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 15.
  • Direct discipline-specific questions to Dr. Dana Brown, Chair of the Music Faculty, at dlbrown@roosevelt.edu. Phone: 312-341-4154.
  • Required Documents: List of References, Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application
  • 1/8/15: Request for phone interview (x2)
  • This entry had been deleted, so I put it all back up. Does anybody have any idea why it was deleted?
  • Campus interviews scheduled

Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 03 August 2015) FILLED: Peter Tregear, 1999 Univ. of Cambridge, Australian National UniversityEdit

  • Location: Egham
  • Salary: £40,645 to £48,088 per annum - including London Allowance
  • Closing Date: Monday 03 August 2015
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 0615-196
  • Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in the Music Department.
  • The duties will include teaching on the BMus and MMus degree programmes, personal tutoring of students, dissertation supervision, assessment and examinations duties, departmental committee and administrative roles as designated by the Head of Department.
  • The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completing, a PhD in historical musicology, music theory, or music analysis. You will have a proven record of teaching undergraduates in the context of a University degree course, with experience of teaching music theory, analysis and history, and of assessing and examining work in those areas.
  • This is a full time post, available from 1st September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period to 31st 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.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Stephen Downes on stephen.downes@rhul.ac.uk

Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 12 August 2015) FILLED: Timothy Summers, Univ. of Bristol 2012, St. Catherine's College, OxfordEdit

  • Location: Egham
  • Salary: £40,645 per annum - including London Allowance
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 12 August 2015
  • Interview Date: Monday 07 September 2015
  • Reference: 0715-231
  • Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in the Music Department.
  • The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completing, a PhD in musicology. You will have a proven record of teaching undergraduates in the context of a University degree course. Expertise in the analysis and criticism of music and film/media is highly desirable.
  • You will teach courses in musicology in the BMus and MMus degrees, lead student tutorials, undertake assessment and examination duties, serve on department committees, and take on other administrative tasks as designated by the Head of Department.
  • This is a fixed term position (28 months) from September 2015 to 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 London.
  • The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Saint Xavier University: Music Adjunct, Music History/World Music (Deadline: 15 June 2015) FILLED: Andrew McManus, University of Chicago ABD (Composition)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Saint Xavier University is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Music History I: Medieval-Baroque (T, TH 9:30-10:50 AM) and World Music (T, TH 11:00-12:20 PM). Music History II: Classical-Contemporary is offered during Spring semesters.
  • The successful candidate must have a graduate degree in Music History or related field. An earned doctorate is preferred. Highly sought-after candidates will have experience teaching Music History at the collegiate level.
  • Review of applications will begin June 15, 2015.
  • Start date: August 25, 2015.
  • Length of Temporary Position: Fall/Spring (renewable).
  • Items to include: Cover letter, 3 references, CV, Unofficial graduate transcripts.
  • Contact Information: Dr. Greg Coutts, Chair, coutts@sxu.edu.

Sarah Lawrence College: Guest Position in Ethnomusicology (1-year, half-time)(Deadline: 01 February 2015) FILLED: Nicholas Higgins, Columbia University 2013Edit

  • The Sarah Lawrence College Music Program announces a one-year, half-time (two days) guest appointment in ethnomusicology beginning September 2015. The successful candidate will offer a range of courses and seminars and oversee and participate in world music ensembles.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest detailing their teaching experience, academic background and interests, and a CV including the names of three references.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please go to the online application site: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50731
  • Anyone hear anything yet?
  • Campus interview scheduled for mid-April (2/28)

Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer of Music (part-time, Fall 2015) (Deadline: 27 May 2015) FILLED: Alexandra Grabarchuk, UCLA 2015Edit

  • Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for the position of visiting lecturer in music to teach Introduction to Music: Sound and Meaning, in Fall 2015. This course is a non-music-major elective focusing on European and American music repertoire and history. Teaching experience required and doctorate preferred (ABD considered).
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, c.v., and two letters of recommendation to ckamm@scrippscollege.edu. Submissions by mail may be sent to:
Professor Charles Kamm
Introduction to Music Search Committee Chair
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
  • For more information, email: ckamm@scrippscollege.edu. Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Shorter University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology), tenure-track (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Shorter University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology), tenure-track.
  • Requirements: Ph.D in musicology; ABD considered. Ideal candidate will have studied music theory at the graduate level. Courses to be taught: music history sequence, world music, music appreciation, and fundamentals of music theory. Preferred: experience with music technology software such as Finale.
  • Applications accepted until filled.
  • In addition to the required online application, send letter of application, unofficial transcripts of all academic work and three current letters of reference to
Human Resources
Shorter University
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, Georgia 30165
  • Or email hrjobs@shorter.edu (Name the title of the position in the Subject line.)
  • http://su.shorter.edu/wp-content/uploads/personal_lifestyle_statement.pdf
    • Just to annotate, for those who aren't inclined to click through: the above links to a "Personal Lifestyle Statement" that must be signed by Shorter University employees. It includes language rejecting homosexuality, the expectation that employees will join a local Christian church, and a prohibition on using alcohol in public places (including restaurants). Thought the Wiki community would want to be aware.
    • Good warning, thanks.  A music friend who lives in the area told me, "When the Baptists took over, almost all of the theatre and music department faculty quit."
    • Yes -- thanks for posting.
    • Position announcement has been deleted so one assumes they have candidates (7-9-2015)

Skidmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology(Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED: Sarah Day-O'Connell (Cornell University 2004, Knox College)Edit

  • Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Music. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in music history/musicology and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Western music history surveys, advanced undergraduate seminars in the candidate's fields of specialization, as well as courses for non-majors such as the first-year seminar. Ability to teach core undergraduate music theory is desirable. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working collaboratively in a liberal arts environment, and be prepared eventually to lead the department. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music history/musicology
  • Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other (NEW 10/31 - presumably this means the 3 email addresses for recommendations)
Teaching Statement
Research Statement (NEW 10/31)
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please complete an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching statement. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process.
  • NEW 10/31: Candidates for the position must complete an online application and provide an updated CV and a cover letter addressing (1) teaching, (2) research, and (3) interest and/or experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process.
  • ATTENTION INTERFOLIO USERS: Visit the link below for instructions to acquire email addresses from Interfolio to enter into our application system for your recommenders. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System
  • This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. All "required" documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802
  • Email from HR (10/31) requesting a research statement and a statement about interest and/or experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. This request is the result of an update to the job advertisement. 
  • Per Skidmore jobs website, deadline is now November 15.
  • 10/31 Made changes above to match the current job ad.
    • Wait, so this went from "open until filled" to "deadline Nov. 15th"? If we haven't put in applications yet, does this mean we shouldn't bother?
  • Request for more materials 12/17
  • I'm assuming interviews are scheduled?
  • Campus visits completed.
  • Rejection e-mail stating that the committee received applications from "several fine candidates" (?!?) and that the position has been filled.
  • I heard through the grapevine that Skidmore hired both Sara Day-O'Connell and Jeremy Day-O'Connell, both tenured at Knox College. Can anyone confirm?
  • I have no actual knowledge, but that would explain why someone with a Skidmore IP address changed Sarah's name to Jeremy's in the Accepted Offers section. Knox College also has current searches for VAPs in both Musicology and Music Theory, too.
  • Dear anonymous user that just deleted the above two comments: That action goes against the general ethos of the wiki. If the rumors or names are false, duke it out in the comments here not by erasing the contributions of previous users. Kthxbye - a job wiki admin.

Smith College: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Musicology (Deadline: 15 February 2015) FILLED: Micaela Baranello (PRINCETON, 2014; Swarthmore College)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Smith College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in musicology with a primary focus on Western music, to begin July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will teach three courses per academic year and will be expected to conduct research and participate in the life of the Department. The McPherson/Eveillard Fellowship includes full benefits, mentoring, and research support.
  • We seek candidates prepared to teach an introductory undergraduate course on methods of musicological study and other courses at intermediate or advanced levels designed to appeal to majors and non-majors. Specialization is open but we especially encourage candidates whose work engages with one or more of the principal themes and concerns of current Western music scholarship, such as the impact of race, gender, and sexuality upon the social and aesthetic aspects of music; the roles of nationalism, empire, and postcolonial relations in the development of music; the critical study of performance; music technologies and changing epistemologies of sound; and the interaction of music with film and other media.
  • Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/28399 with a cover letter (including a short description of current research), curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015.
  • Request for more materials received (2/19) x2 [<-- apologies for my delay]
  • Any movement?
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Position filled

Soochow University School of Music (Suzhou, China): Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Lukas Park, University of Vienna 2015Edit

  • The School of Music at the Soochow University (Suzhou, China) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology. 
  • Required: completed doctorate at the time of application in Ethnomusicology or related field. Preferred area of specialization in Chinese Music or East Asian Music. Duties will include introductory courses in world music for music majors and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate seminars in ethnomusicology, and thesis advising for graduate students. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information, please visit our school's website: http://music.suda.edu.cn/en/news.asp?id=362
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2015, or earlier depending on the candidate’s availability
  • Application deadline: Until filled
  • Rank: Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar with the promise of significant contribution to the field and will lead and develop an undergraduate and graduate curriculum in ethnomusicology. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired. Earned Ph.D. required. All courses taught in English.
  • Send:
1)  A letter of application
2)  Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3)  Three names of references with contact information (email & tel.)
  • via email to: music_hr@suda.edu.cn
  • Chair of Search Committee, School of Music, Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Southeast Missouri State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology/Double Reed (tenure-track) FILLED: Jacqueline Wilson, University of Iowa (DMA), University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Deadline: 04 May 2015)Edit

  • Teach undergraduate courses in Western Music History in addition to World Music, including American Popular Music/Ethnomusicology. Additional teaching assignments may include applied study, Music Appreciation or other appropriate interdisciplinary courses offered by the department, or in a secondary area as assigned. Advising and mentoring students is an important component of this position. Service will include departmental, college, and university committees as assigned. This position also serves as the library liaison, working and consulting with Library and Arts Resources Center staff to coordinate departmental and university holdings of music books, scores, and multi-media.
  • Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Demonstrated ability and experience to teach Music History/Literature courses to undergraduate students
Demonstrated active applied performance area or secondary academic area (double reeds or other applied area, music theory)
Demonstrated experience incorporating appropriate technologies (audio, audio-visual, web-based), in Music History/Literature courses
Demonstrated active research agenda, including peer-reviewed professional productivity
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
  • Application Deadline: The position is available August 2015, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 4, 2015.
  • Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
Letter of interest addressing position requirements
Current curriculum vita
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Name and contact information of three current references

St. Patrick's College, 1-year Research Fellow in Popular Music Studies (Deadline: 09 January 2015) FILLED: Áine Mangaoang, Univ. of Liverpool 2014Edit

  • The successful candidate will carry out research on the project Mapping Popular Music in Dublin, funded by Fáilte Ireland (Tourism Development Agency of Ireland)
  • S/he will have a doctorate in Popular Music Studies, Musicology/Ethnomusicology or similar field (applicants at post submission stage of a doctorate are also eligible to apply), and a proven commitment to research and publication. 
  • Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday, 9 January 2015 to: 
Human Resources Department
St. Patricks College
Drumcondra
Dublin 9
Ireland
  • St Patrick’s College does not accept electronic/fax applications.
  • It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held during week commencing Monday, 19th January 2015.

Stanford University: Lecturer, Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC) (Deadline: 18 February 04 March 2015) FILLED: Scott Wallin, UC Berkeley 2014 (PhD Performance Studies)Edit

  • Working closely with the teaching team of three Stanford faculty, the program’s Assistant Director, and one other lecturer, the ITALIC lecturer will lead two discussion sections of 15 students per quarter and offer individualized instruction to his/her students. The lecturer will work with freshmen in probing the nature of artistic and aesthetic invention, discovery and issues.
  • Through a series of close investigations and analyses of major works and ideas of the visual, performing and filmic arts, as well as less considered instances of the aesthetic in everyday life, this three-quarter class will question what the cultivation of aesthetic perception, analysis, art making skills and experience in art can bring to creativity and perception in important areas of human endeavor outside of art.
  • Initial appointments are for a term of one year with a start date of September 1, 2015. The position may be renewable for additional years should the pilot program be continued beyond the start-up period. Salary and full benefits package is competitive.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in college-level teaching, both in small seminar style classes as well as larger lectures. Must be sensitive to the particular demands of teaching freshmen in a year-long, residence-based course, and committed to effective, engaging pedagogy. Exceptional communication skills and experience in working collaboratively and in team-taught courses is also highly desirable. Evidence of distinction in relevant scholarship and research and (if relevant) arts practice, is required.
  • The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.F.A, M.A., or DMA in one of the Arts or affiliated fields (e.g. Art History, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Music, Dance Studies, Film Studies, and related arts and humanities disciplines), conferred no later than June 2015.
  • Application Instructions: Please include a letter of application (addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a teaching philosophy statement. For full consideration of an application, all required materials must be uploaded to Interfolio by 8:59:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on on February 18, 2015.
  • Interfolio page says deadline is March 4th (2/18)
  • Email request for Skype interview (3/9)x4
  • Rejection e-mail received after Skype interview (3/20)x3
  • Request for campus interview (3/19)
  • Anyone not get rejection or campus interview invite after skype interview? (03/21)
  • Yes - I did not get a rejection nor invite after skype, but my iview was just this past Monday. (03/21)
  • Curious, are they proceeding with campus interviews down whatever internal list? Anyone else get a campus invite aside from (3/19) poster? (04/07).
  • My guess is that there might have been only one, possibly two musicologist/ethnomusicologist (someone who reads this wiki) invited for a campus interview.  The rest might be art, film, etc.
  • Who was hired for this job?  We have a right to know.  Also if Stanford knew they only wanted to hire someone from X discipline, they shouldn't have wasted our time.
    • I don't know who got the job, but I do know that one finalist was a musicologist, and that this person was flown in for a campus interview. The insinuation that the committee was somehow "wasting our time" seems off-base. 
    • Agreed. They conducted more skype interviews only 3 weeks ago. At least one ethnomusicologist was invited. 
    • There are other disciplines besides ethno.  If they only wanted ethno, they should have just said so.
    • THEY DIDN'T ONLY INTERVIEW ETHNO PEOPLE
  • Still no word on the hire here.  What is Stanford hiding?  

State University of New York, Geneseo: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 06 April 2014) FILLED: Brooke McCorkle, Univ of Pennsylvania 2015Edit

  • The SUNY Geneseo Music department invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Musicology for the 2015-2016 academic year. The department seeks an engaging and dedicated teacher with broad interests in the arts and humanities, who is committed to the values of a liberal arts education. Teaching responsibilities include: introductory music courses for the non-major (history of jazz, rock, popular music, opera, etc); a western music history survey for the music major (1750-present); an upper-level topical seminar in orchestral literature; and electives in the candidate's area(s) of specialization.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in Music History at the time of appointment and should have prior college teaching experience. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the candidate's teaching experience, teaching interests and philosophy (including potential courses and electives that the candidate would be interested in teaching), and research interests. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate an interest in teaching music history within social, cultural and political contexts, who have experience teaching interdisciplinary coursework and/or college writing, and who demonstrate a clearly defined area of research specialization.
  • To apply, complete an online faculty application at https://jobs.geneseo.edu. To receive full consideration, please have your application completed by April 6, 2015. Review will continue until the position is filled. The online application must include a cover letter, current CV, and unofficial transcripts of graduate work. Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the Music Department secretary, Tammy Farrell at farrell@geneseo.edu.
  • Request for Skype interview (4/12)
  • Any news?
  • Request for in-person interview (4/27)
  • I know that the hire was made, but has anyone received a rejection?

State University of New York, Oswego: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED: Juliet Forshaw, Columbia 2014Edit

  • The Department of Music at the State University of New York at Oswego announces an opening for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Musicology. This position entails a full-time, ten-month contract beginning August 2015.
  • Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, 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 2015
  • Description of Responsibilities: Teach main history sequence for majors, general education electives in both classical and popular music 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 Musicology. Expertise in musicology, excellent writing skills, engaging classroom style, and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment are required.
  • To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference to: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=53624
  • Please also send a video example of your teaching (DVD, www.youtube.com, or similar link acceptable) to:
Dr. Juan La Manna, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music, SUNY Oswego
28B Hewitt Union
Oswego, NY 13126.
  • REQUIRED - One example (video) of a typical classroom lecture. Note: Materials will not be returned to candidates unless requested.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Official transcripts required prior to hiring.
  • Request for references to provide letters (11/11) x3
  • Request for references to provide letters (11/24) x14
  • Request for a phone interview (12/23) x4
  • Request for a Skype interview (1/22)
  • Request for a campus interview (2/4)
  • any news here? X3
  • rejection email stating that offer has been made (perhaps accepted?) (03/02) x2
  • rejection phone call indicating that offer has been made and accepted (3/2)

Swarthmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (2 years) (Deadline: 15 April 2015) FILLED: James Blasina, Harvard 2015Edit

  • 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 and advise students in senior thesis writing. An ability to teach courses in film music and/or popular music is also desirable. Teaching experience is required.
  • This is a two-year, full-time appointment (five courses per year) beginning Fall 2015. 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 April 15, 2015. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an article-length writing sample and a sample syllabus. Please address any questions you may have to Bernadette Dunning, Administrative Coordinator for Music & Dance (music -at- swarthmore.edu).
  • Phone interview (4/28)
  • Any news? (5/18)

Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, tenure-track (Review begins November 3, 2014) FILLED: Noriko Manabe, CUNY Graduate Center 2009 (Music Theory/Ethnomusicology), Princeton UniversityEdit

  • POSITION: Full-time faculty appointment in Music Theory
  • RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor Music Theory, Tenure track appointment in Music Studies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Boyer College of Music and Dance seeks a music theorist with a strong background in critical theory and a research agenda that focuses broadly on music and culture. The successful candidate will have expertise in an array of musical repertories and a familiarity with developments in music theory, analysis, and musicology. Possible research areas include but are not limited to: hermeneutics, performance and analysis, affect studies, music and race, music and politics, music and subjectivity, music and anthropology (ethnomusicology), music and the media, music and disability studies.  Teaching duties will include but not be limited to undergraduate courses in the music-theory sequence, undergraduate writing courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, graduate seminars, courses for non-music majors. An ability to advise research at the graduate level is required.
  • 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 candidate must be capable of creating innovative courses for both music majors and non-majors. Ability to take a leadership role in Boyer’s Ph.D. in Music program is required.  The successful candidate must be able to engage highly talented musicians and dancers who major 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: August 1, 2015
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins November 3, 2014; continues until position is filled.  Please e-mail a letter of application and current curriculum vitae (pdf only) to Florence Brown-Palmore at palmore@temple.edu
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED.  Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:
    • 3 confidential letters of recommendation directly from the referee
    • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
    • additional materials upon request
  • SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Professor Michael Klein
Committee Chair
Temple University – Boyer College of Music and Dance
(ATTN:  Florence Brown-Palmore)
Temple University/Tyler School of Art
Dean’s Office Suite 210
2001 North 13 Street
Philadelphia, PA  l9l22
e-mail:  palmore@temple.edu
Phone:  215-204-8097; Fax 215-204-5528
  • Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia.  It enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate and 350 graduate students who are served by more than 50 full-time faculty and approximately 100 affiliate faculty.  Degree programs combine the best conservatory training with rigorous academic grounding in a comprehensive range of concentrations.
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
    • Committee is already reading applications so please get them in on or before Nov. 3rd for best consideration!
    • Any movement here?
      • On campus interviews scheduled.
      • Job accepted (3/26)


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Visiting Instructor, Music (full-time) (Deadline: 24 July 2015) FILLED: Rebecca Watson, University of Arizona ABD (DMA), Washington Adventist UniversityEdit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for a Visiting Instructor of Music for core instruction.Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in music appreciation which are part of the university’s core curriculum. Depending upon area of specialization, the candidate may teach applied music lessons or courses in other secondary areas, depending upon the candidate’s strengths and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team-oriented departmental culture and to provide service according to the needs of the department.
  • Qualifications: Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree in music will be considered. Evidence of ability to be a successful teacher and congenial colleague is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate or ABD status in music by the time of appointment is preferred. Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate college-level courses is preferred.
  • Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu
  • A completed application will include:
1. Letter of application addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching/research philosophy,
2. Curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address,
4. Copies of transcripts.
  • Application Deadline: July 24, 2015
  • Date of Appointment: August 17, 2014
  • Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Courtney Noe, Administrative Assistant, 361-825-5523 or email courtney.noe@tamucc.edu.
  • Rejection via email (08/10)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Professorial Staff, Music (part-time, permanent) (Deadline: 25 June 2015) FILLED: Erin Johnson-Williams, Yale 2015Edit

  • Contract: Permanent, Part-time (up to 0.5 FTE)
  • Salary: £34,852 - £40,904 p.a. pro-rata (Including LWA)
  • Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 25 June 2015 (no agencies)
  • The Faculty of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a 0.5 FTE, permanent teaching position with effect from 1 September 2015. The successful candidate may have expertise in the fields of historical musicology, music theory, applied musicianship &/or music business (music leadership; audience development; mentoring & developing musicians). They will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum, in particular teaching music history/context and/or applied musicianship and/or music entrepreneurship at undergraduate level, in addition contributing to teaching and the development of new curricula at postgraduate level and enhancing the Faculty’s developing research culture. Consideration will be given to suitable individuals who apply to teach one or more of the specified areas (in exceptional cases the Faculty will consider offering a larger fraction to a candidate able to contribute to teaching in more than one of the listed fields). Applications from early career researchers seeking their first formal teaching position are also strongly encouraged.
  • Educated to at least Masters degree-level, you will have proven higher music education teaching experience, strong or emerging research interests, outstanding communication and organisational abilities, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment.
  • Please click on the links below to download a Job Pack and an Application Form or contact Pamela Thompson, HR Advisor by phone on 020 8305 4374 or by email at staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk
  • request for in-person interview 06/30/15
  • http://yalemusic.yale.edu/news/erin-johnson-hill-1

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Professorial Staff, Music (part-time, fixed-term to July 2016) (Deadline: 25 June 2015)Edit

  • Contract: Part-time, hourly paid, fixed-term contract to 31 July 2016
  • Salary: £47.72 - £56.00* per hour (including formal assessment)
  • Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 25 June 2015 (no agencies)
  • The Faculty of Music is seeking to appoint enthusiastic, versatile and suitably qualified candidate(s) to contribute to the teaching and examination of one or more of the following areas within the BMus (Hons) undergraduate programme from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2016:
History and context of music in the classical tradition
Applied musicianship
Music leadership (music business management & marketing; music entrepreneurship; music industry innovation)
Audience development (workshop leadership; community engagement; learning & participation; etc.)
Mentoring & developing musicians
  • The successful candidates will be experienced and knowledgeable, and expected to contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum throughout the period of their appointment. Time commitments are negotiable – it is anticipated that two or more hourly paid appointments will be made. Consideration will be given to suitable individuals who apply to teach one or more of the specified areas.
  • A postgraduate degree or equivalent in music or a cognate area is essential. You will evidence experience of teaching within higher music education, outstanding communication and organisational abilities, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment.
  • Applications from early career researchers seeking their first formal teaching position are strongly encouraged. The Faculty of Music is committed to encouraging research-informed teaching, and you will also be encouraged to apply and develop your skills in line with this ethos.
  • Please click on the links below to download a Job Pack and an Application Form or contact Pamela Thompson, HR Advisor on 020 8305 4374 or by email at staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk. CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

University of Akron: Visiting College Lecturer, Musicology (Deadline: 13 July 2015) FILLED: David Blake, Stony Brook 2014Edit

  • The School of Music at The University of Akron invites applications for a one-year interim appointment for Visiting College Lecturer of Music History. Duties will include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate courses in Music Literature and History, graduate courses in Music History, and others as assigned. Date of Appointment: A 9-month salary will be offered beginning fall semester, 2015. This is a temporary, one year position.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Music. Candidates must provide evidence of scholarship and teaching in music. Preferred Qualifications: PhD, ABD, DMA. Evidence of successful college teaching and research in Musicology or Ethnomusicology.
  • For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 8743
  • When submitting the online application please be prepared to attach the following information to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three to five references, and a PDF of a recent research paper or presentation. Candidates are encouraged to send a PDF of links to streaming audio or video recordings of teaching or scholarly presentations . Unlisted YouTube or password protected Vimeo (list password on PDF). For questions, please contact Dr. Ann Usher, Director, School of Music, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at ausher@uakron.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin July 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled
  • Their online system is touchy and time-consuming, so leave a good chunk of time to do it.
  • First-round Skype interviews held (7/22)
  • This surely wins some sort of 'unward'. 12/12 load, FIVE classes per semester (3 2hr and 2 3hr) using someone else's syllabus. They asked what I would do if students weren't interested - it isn't a problem I have but it immediately made me even more concerned about following someone else's syllabus, but when they told me the salary all worries ceased, for there is no way I would do all that for...wait for it...$32,000 for the year! A few days after the interview the university announced a series of layoffs, so they are struggling. I and others withdrew from the search but best of luck to the fellow who took the post.

University of Alaska-Fairbanks: Term Lecturer of Music Theory (and Music History) (Deadline: 26 June 2015) FILLED: Paul Krejci, Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks 2010Edit

  • Title: Term Instructor of Music Theory
  • Classification: Term Instructor
  • Assignment Type: Full-time
  • Posting Number: 0070749
  • Position number (PCN): 411113
  • Job Open Date: 06-17-2015
  • Jobs close at 5:00 PM Alaska time on the date listed: 06-26-2015
  • Assignment Information: Non Tenure-Track
  • Job Posting Summary: The principal duty of the position is to function as instructor of music theory and music history.
  • Duty: Teach music theory and music history. Additional duties as assigned. Provide University and community service.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position: Evidence of successful teaching experience to include music theory and music history.
  • Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses): MA in music or commensurate professional experience.
  • Length of time and type of experience required for this position: Two years experience teaching at a college/university or a comparable professional level.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, 3 references and 2 letters of recommendation.
  • This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2016 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
  • This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.

University of Arizona: Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Part-time, with benefits) (Deadline: 29 June 2015) FILLED: Edit

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar I - (Part Time)
  • Department: School of Music (3503)
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Position Summary: The Center for American Culture and Ideas (CACI) seeks an individual to fill a post-doctoral scholar position for academic year 2015-16. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
  • Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate and teach the yearly offering of MUS 160D1, Human Achievement and Innovation in the Arts.
Manage the Center’s website.
Help to plan and coordinate the Center’s next course offering, An Introduction to Man’s Quest for Meaning: Religion, Philosophy and Literature.
Engage in fundraising duties as assigned.
Co-plan seminars and conferences.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completion of doctoral degree with studies in Art History, Music or Dance, with experience in philosophy, preferably in the areas of epistemology or aesthetics.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience teaching at the University level, preferably in a team-taught setting. Plans for future publication of the thesis or derivatives of it should be in place.
  • Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
  • Job Category: Postdoctoral Research
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
  • Desired Start Date: 08/17/2015
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 05/22/2016
  • Contact Information for Candidates: Professor Daniel Asia, (520) 621-1655, asia@email.arizona.edu

University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 10 June 2015) FILLED: Luis-Manuel Garcia, University of Chicago 2011, University of GroningenEdit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a Lecturer in musicology. Applications are invited from candidates within any relevant field of research but the Department’s preferred areas on this occasion are: Global and Diasporic Popular Musics; Ethnomusicology; Film and/or Television and/or Game Music. The postholder will undertake high-calibre research and will be expected to produce a full complement of research outputs of high quality for the next REF; the appointee will also be expected to apply for external funding to support their research, and to contribute to the Department’s Research Environment and Impact Strategy. The postholder will also deliver high-quality research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants are asked also to propose a second area they are able teach at undergraduate level; this may include any aspect of Western Art Music history and/or theory. The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake academic administration and to contribute constructively and positively to the Department and School’s overall aims and objectives.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online click the link, alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.
  • 4 people interviewed by 15/7; offer made

University of Bristol: Teaching Fellow in Musicology (Deadline: 02 July 2015) FILLED: Christopher Tarrant, University of London, Royal Holloway 2015Edit

  • Based in the Department of Music, you will either already possess a doctorate in Music or have had the degree awarded, subject to minor corrections. You will already have some relevant teaching experience.
  • You will principally contribute to our teaching programme at undergraduate level, including delivering general Music History teaching at all levels, and specialist teaching at second-/third-year level. You will contribute to the Music portion of the interdisciplinary Criticism & the Arts unit; potentially (but not necessarily) also analysis, technical studies (harmony, pastiche composition) and to historical teaching on notation and its relation to performance. You will assist with other aspects of the running of the Department of Music and the delivery of its academic and concerts programmes.
  • The post is a 1-year fixed-term appointment (1.0 FTE) and is available from 21 September 2015. The anticipated date for interviews will be 22 or 23 July 2015.
  • Informal enquiries should be emailed to Katharine.Ellis@bristol.ac.uk

University of British Columbia, School of Music, Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure-track (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Claudio Vellutini, Chicago 2015 (from 2016-17) Edit

  • The School of Music at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a musicologist to a full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2015. The Musicology Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music, situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology.
  • We seek an accomplished, ambitious scholar with expertise in the music and culture of the nineteenth century and an additional field of interest complementary to the interests of current faculty (such as film music, popular music, critical theory, cultural studies, new media). Candidates should demonstrate aptitude for innovative teaching, use of new technologies, and collaborative curriculum development within the School of Music and in interdisciplinary contexts. Teaching duties include undergraduate courses for music and non-music majors, graduate seminars, and graduate student supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service to the School and University.
  • Candidates must have successfully defended the Ph.D. by July 2015, and demonstrate achievement or potential for high quality research and teaching. Applicants should apply online by 15 October 2014 through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV outlining primary and secondary research interests and teaching experience, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining one upper-level undergraduate and one graduate course the candidate could offer to enrich our programs, two samples of scholarly work representing the candidate's expertise and versatility. Additional writing samples, course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later date.
  • In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to musicology.search at ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. For more information about the School of Music, please visit http://www.music.ubc.ca.
  • The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Request for teaching-related materials (11/19)
  • Any news here?
  • Campus interviews completed.  (No information here about anything further.)
  • Offer made and accepted (06/02/2015)

University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology, pre-1700 (Deadline: 14 November 2014) FILLED: Emily Zazulia, Univ. of Pennsylvania 2012, Univ. of Pittsburgh Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in musicology (tenure track/tenured), with expertise in the music and musical cultures of the period before 1700. The expected start date is July 1, 2015. A Ph.D. or equivalent in musicology or a related field must be in hand by the time of employment.
  • We encourage applications from scholars with a comparative cultural perspective or an interdisciplinary focus, and an ability to engage across fields. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate a passion for the music, history, and culture of the period to music majors and non- majors, as well as aptitude for or interest in innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Applicants for an assistant professor position must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application; applicants for an associate or full professor position must hold a PhD or equivalent in musicology or a related field.
  • All applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Non-tenured applicants should also include three letters of recommendation. Tenured applicants should include contact information for three referees, but should not request letters through the system; letters will be solicited for finalists. Tenured applicants: please note that your application will appear incomplete when you do not request the letters, but it will receive full consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
  • Applications must be received by November 14, 2014. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at masmart@berkeley.edu.
  • Rejection e-mail stating that committee has moved on to short list (2014-11-26)
  • Request for additional materials (2014-11-26) x3
  • Any news?
  • Nothing yet (2015-03-12).
  • Campus visits completed.

University of California, Berkeley: Musicianship (Full-time lecturer) (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Matthew Hough, Manhattan School of Music DMA 2012Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint a full-time lecturer in the field of musicianship. This position is an Academic Senate position and has the potential for security of employment. The expected start date is July 1, 2015. An MA, MM, or equivalent degree in music is required at the time of application; doctoral degree (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • We seek an experienced and accomplished musician to teach and coordinate our undergraduate core musicianship curricula focused on ear training, sight-singing, keyboard harmony, and score reading. We encourage innovative teaching approaches and curriculum design across various musical practices. Successful applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach and direct undergraduate music majors, non-majors, and graduate students. An additional area of expertise in performance, improvisation, composition, theory, music technology, or scholarship is desirable.
  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
  • Applications must be received by December 1, 2014. Please direct questions to Nanette Hara at nhara@berkeley.edu.
  • The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
  • Request for Skype interview (2/2)
  • 2/24/14, according to the theory wiki, campus interviews scheduled

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music Performance Studies (Deadline: 17 April 2015) SEARCH EXTENDED TO 15-16Edit

  • The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music are pleased to invite applications for a tenured or tenure track professorial position as Professor of Music Performance Studies.
  • Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience required. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2015 (actual start date subject to negotiation).
  • The Department seeks to appoint a person who can serve as a pivotal member of a distinctive MM/DMA graduate program centered on the performance of Western art music, within the context of a major research university. UCLA’s highly selective program is built around a suite of core courses in bibliography, notation and performance, analysis, and historical performance practices.
  • We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
  • The successful candidate should possess a broad skill set that encompasses as many of the following as possible:
an active publication record in the area of music performance studies, including but not limited to historically informed performance, performance as related to cultural theory, organology, and musical analysis as applied to performance;
documented skills as a professional level performer, such as recordings and/or professionally-reviewed public performances;
the ability to teach core courses within the Department’s MM/DMA curriculum;
the ability to direct DMA dissertations;
the ability to coach soloists and ensembles;
a commitment to mentoring graduate students in both academic and career matters;
experience in teaching undergraduate music history and General Education courses;
interest in helping to forge a collective vision for music performance at the new, fully integrated UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
  • Application: Candidates should submit a letter of interest with special attention to their vision of the role of performance studies in the broader training of professional musicians and educators, including a statement of philosophy about encouraging diversity within the classroom; a professional resumé; a representative selection of publications in the area of performance studies (in PDF format); links to live or recorded performances; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time.
  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2015, or until the position is filled. Electronic application required.
  • Address letter of application (through the UC Recruit website only) to:
Search Committee Chair
c/o Performance Studies Search Coordinator Ref. # JPF00848
UCLA Department of Music
Box 951616 - 2359 SMB
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1616
  • Apply online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00848
  • 5/16 Anyone heard anything? This call went out rather late.
  • 7/1 This was re-posted on the UCLA jobs site with the deadline extended to 11/16/15 and a new start date of 7/1/16. I will put it up on the 2015-16 page. Anyone who applied hear anything else?

University of California, Riverside: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Tenure-Track (Deadline: 20 October 2014) FILLED: Liz Przybylski (NORTHWESTERN 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in ethnomusicology (open specialization) with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We seek a dynamic scholar of the highest intellectual, creative, and pedagogical potential to contribute to an active and expanding department that includes a vibrant PhD program, dual undergraduate majors in Music and Music and Culture, and a variety of performance ensembles. The successful candidate’s research and teaching specializations will complement and/or extend existing program strengths in Southeast Asian, Asian American, and Latin American musics, while also enhancing interdisciplinary connections with other UCR programs including Anthropology, Dance, Media and Cultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. A commitment to ethnography with significant fieldwork experience, expertise in contemporary cultural theory (broadly defined), and a demonstrated interest in emerging subfields such as sound studies and popular music studies are all desirable.
  • DUTIES: Establish a record of professional excellence through innovative scholarship and publication; teach diverse interdisciplinary music courses, including broad undergraduate surveys, focused courses in the area of specialization, and graduate seminars targeting contemporary topical, theoretical, and methodological issues in ethnomusicology; mentor theses and dissertations; and service, including advising, committee membership, and public outreach.
  • Applicants must be ABD at time of application. Ph.D. will be required at time of appointment on July 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must apply online at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00204. A complete application includes cover letter, CV, research sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 20, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Interview underway
  • Was an offer made and accepted for this position without anyone noticing here? UCR Music Department's website proudly announces Liz Przybylski as their new ethnomusicologist starting Fall 2015. 
  • It seems like everyone involved in the search chose to update publicly there first rather than via the wiki. I see nothing wrong with it. 

University of California, Santa Barbara: Assistant Professor of Musicology, Tenure-Track (Deadline: 1 October 2014) FILLED: Martha SpriggeEdit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of musicology with demonstrated potential for growth and distinction in university research and teaching. Area of research specialization is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates with more than one area of research and teaching expertise. The department includes strengths in performance, composition, musicology, theory, and ethnomusicology and offers BA, BM, MM, MA, Ph.D. and DMA degrees. For more information, see www.music.ucsb.edu. UCSB is known for its interdisciplinary landscape, and our department houses the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music. We therefore encourage applicants whose scholarship crosses disciplinary boundaries, with possible specializations including (but not limited to) jazz, musical theater, film music, popular culture, and other innovative areas.
  • Duties include research, publication, teaching undergraduate, non-major, and graduate courses in music history, graduate advising, and participating in departmental governance The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
  • Ph.D. is expected by time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date July 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014; strongest consideration will be given to applications received by that date.
  • Please submit the following documentation in pdf format:
    • Cover letter (required)
    • Curriculum vitae, (required)
    • At least three letters of references (required)
  • HOW TO APPLY: Go to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply
  • If you have questions:
    • Recruitment questions: click 'Contact' associated with the recruitment below.
    • Technical assistance: contact Recruit technical support: help at aait.ucsb.edu.
  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
  • ----------
  • Any inside information on whether or to what extent this would be open to ethnomusicologists?
  • Answer to ethno question (8/13): When in doubt, APPLY! The search committee is open to any specialization within Musicology, including popular and contemporary music, to complement the interests of current Musicology faculty. If your degree is in Ethnomusicology, you would still need to be able to market yourself as a Musicologist with interdisciplinary interests (possibly some of those listed in the ad) and probably have experience teaching Music History.
  • Anyone get an answer on how to submit letters through Interfolio and to whom? Been trying to get in contact, but no response. (9/29)
  • Interfolio has a service that will upload letters to websites for you for $4 apiece. Unless you want to make your referrees do it every time, use that. (If you click on the letter on Interfolio it will give you an e-mail address; enter that e-mail address instead of your referee's e-mail address on the Santa Barbara jobs website, and Interfolio takes care of the rest. Is it a racket? Yes. But I'm not about to bug my recommenders for uploading every single time.) (9/30)
  • Any news yet? (11/11)
  • I heard at AMS that they received 280 applications and have not notified a short list yet. Can anyone confirm? (11/11)
  • Request for more materials (11/12) x 4
  • Campus visits scheduled for January and early February.
  • E-mail rejection stating position has been filled. (3/30/15) x4
    • "The experience of the job search has made committee members that much more aware of how necessary it is for our discipline to engage in an honest conversation about the state of the academic job market. I realize this is little consolation. But I do hope a collective discussion, with real actions to follow, will lead to a more reasonable situation." And the award for kindest rejection email goes to... x3 !
    • I agree -- this rejection email was not only kind and classy, but also refreshingly honest.  There is indeed a huge pool of qualified applicants for each one of these jobs, and the pool of these jobs is shrinking.

University of Cambridge: Two Temporary University Lectureships in Music (Deadline: 28 May 2015) FILLED: Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh, Univ. of Cambridge 2013 and Ross Cole, King's College Cambridge 2015Edit

  • Salary: £38,511 (Grade 9, Spine point 49)
  • Limit of tenure applies.
  • Applications are invited for two temporary University Lectureships at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge. The first is a Temporary University Lectureship in Ethnomusicology, a fixed-term appointment for nine months from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016. The second is a Temporary University Lectureship in 20th/21st-century music including popular music, a fixed-term appointment for twelve months from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.
  • Both appointments will be based in central Cambridge. The successful applicants will be required to teach in the areas of specialism indicated and in addition to teaching (which may include lectures, seminars and/or small-group teaching), duties include research, examining and some administrative work. Candidates are expected to have a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area, and have a record of excellence in research with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career. Candidates will be able to demonstrate evidence of the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and should be willing to contribute to the smooth running of the Faculty.
  • The posts are graded at Grade 9 of the University’s single salary spine and initially will be available at step 1 on this grade.
  • Further information about the Faculty is available at: http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk
  • Please complete the online recruitment process which can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/, along with further particulars about the position. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register for an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Applications must be submitted by midnight (UK time) on 28 May 2015.
  • Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Sue Round, scr25@cam.ac.uk, who will answer your query or redirect it to an appropriate member of the Faculty’s academic staff.
  • Interviews will take place on 22 June 2015. Quote Reference: GT05939 Closing Date: 28 May 2015, midnight (UK time).
  • The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
  • The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • E-mail rejection (6/4)
  • Invitation for short-list interview (6/3)

University of Chester: Lecturer in Popular Music (Deadline: 26 March 2015) FILLED: Kristian Rozells, Univ. of Wolverhampton (BA), Leeds College of MusicEdit

  • We wish to appoint an enthusiastic research-active Lecturer to contribute to the Department’s music programmes. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching on all the music-based courses, supervise research students and undertake pastoral duties in support of students.
  • The Department offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate provision in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Music. Successful candidates will join a thriving department with 24 staff members, around 350 students (UG, PGT and PGR), wide-ranging interests and a developing research profile. The Department can be found at the University’s Kingsway Buildings with excellent facilities having seen a significant spend over the last three years to develop the site. The Department made its first RAE submission in 2008 and was graded 2* 70%; 3* 25% and 4* 5%. It has also recently submitted to the REF 2014 where 59% of staff research was graded as being of a quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • You will have a proven track record of Lecturing in Popular Music, though a knowledge of other musical styles, e.g. classical, world music, may be advantageous. All areas of expertise in music are welcomed, but a specialism in two or more of the following may be beneficial: Performance, Ensemble Coaching, Improvisation, Theory, Music Technology, World Music. Experience of working professionally in the music industry is desirable and evidence of an emerging research profile is essential.
  • Closing date: Thursday 26th March 2015
  • Salary: £32,277 - £35,256 per annum
  • Location: Chester Campus
  • Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
  • Date Posted: 3/9/2015
  • Reference: HR14234
  • A full job description is available for download here: https://jobs.chester.ac.uk/wrl/downloadVacancyAttachment?id=1426009493415&index=0
  • FYI, this looks like another position that essentially requires a UK-style education, plus a variety of other bizarre requirements that could only be fulfilled by a resident (living within an hour of Chester 12 months prior to appointment, for instance.)  Not sure who comes up with this stuff.

University College Cork: Professor of Creative Practice (Music/Theatre) (Deadline: 06 August 2015) SEARCH EXTENDED TO 15-16Edit

  • Professor of Creative Practice (Music/Theatre) (Scale 2)
  • UCC wishes to appoint an inspirational scholar of international standing to a Professorship within the School of Music and Theatre in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. This is an exciting opportunity for leadership in a vibrant community of active researchers and full-time post-graduate masters and PhD students.
  • The Professor will be expected to provide leadership and support for the School’s research and teaching activities. The appointee will have an extensive track record of scholarship in the field of creative practice (music, theater, performance studies, or related fields), the capacity to provide strong academic leadership, and skills to develop new initiatives for the promotion and co-ordination of teaching, learning and research across the School.
  • The appointment will be made at Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale: €90,671 - €105,738.
  • Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Patrick O’Donovan, Head of College Email: headofcollege-cacsss@ucc.ie  For further information on the School of Music and Theatre http://www.music.ucc.ie/school/
  • To Apply:  Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on Thursday 6th August 2015 by emailing a completed application form to recruitment@ucc.ie
  • Job Posted: 12 Jun 2015
  • Closing Date for Applications: 06 Aug 2015
  • School: School of Music and Theatre
  • Contract Type: Permanent Whole-Time
  • Job Type: Academic
  • Salary: €90,671 - €105,738
    • Should this one go on next year's wiki (not yet in existence but I can create it)? I was unable to find a prospective start date in the application materials. Does someone with more knowledge of the Irish/UK system know when this position would begin?
    • The Irish and UK systems have a much quicker turnaround.  The position is likely to start Fall 2015.
    • Thanks!

University of Delaware: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Philip Gentry (UCLA 2008; University of Delaware / College of William and Mary)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Music History. We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active and significant research agenda. Candidates should specialize in music after 1800 and show a keen interest in the relationship between historical and popular music and culture. The successful candidate will be joining a department that places a high value on research by faculty and students and whose recent collaborations have emphasized the creative integration of academics, scholarship, and performance.
  • The expected teaching load is five courses per year, with primary teaching responsibilities drawn from courses in the following areas: core undergraduate history courses (introduction and sequence); graduate methods and topics courses; and upper level literature courses (symphonic literature, chamber literature, and contemporary literature). In addition, he or she may teach courses of his or her choice for the general university student. The appointee will be expected to provide mentoring and thesis advisement for undergraduate Music History and Literature majors. Additional responsibilities will include actively contributing to the department's recruitment and retnetion goals and engaging in collegial participation in departmental, college, and university activities in governance. Candidates music have a completed doctorate at the time of appointment, and their record must show successful experience in collegiate-level teaching, as well as an established record of research that demonstrates the promise of continued growth.
  • Applicants should upload their letter of application and current curriculum vitae with three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/26329. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the site separately. After initial screening, examples of scholarly writing and a teaching portfolio with a video of classroom teaching will be requested. Application materials will not be returned.
    • Request received for writing sample and teaching portfolio. (11/24) x 5
    • Invitation for campus visit (1/23)
  • Yay Phil! x2


===University of Delaware: Music History (adjunct) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Alexandre Abdoulaev, Boston University 2014===

  • The Department of Music at the University of Delaware seeks qualified instructors for Fall 2015, with the possibility of teaching further courses in Spring 2016. The initial courses in the fall will consist of two sections of music appreciation for non-majors and a music history review course for graduate students; future offerings might be expanded to include other topics such as world music and film music, with the possibility of contributing to the music major's music history sequence.
  • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or ABD in musicology or ethnomusicology with successful college teaching experience, and will be an energetic, enthusiastic teacher excited about expanding the department's course offerings for non-majors. Compensation will be on a per-course basis.
  • Please submit a brief cover letter (in the body of an email is fine) and CV with reference contact information to Phil Gentry by email: pgentry -at- udel.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 6/16/15

University of Denver: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Musicology (1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Johanna Frymoyer, Princeton University 2012Edit

  • The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor for the 2015-16 academic year. We are seeking a musicologist with a strong background in research and writing in any area of scholarly expertise and one who has a teaching record. Although the position does not require research, publication, or University service, we welcome the successful candidates participation in the intellectual and cultural life of the University. Teaching Assistant Professors have opportunities to participate in career development workshops and our division-wide faculty mentoring program.
  • This position entails eight courses distributed over three quarters. These courses include three lower-division musicology survey courses: Medieval and Renaissance Music, Baroque Music, and Classical Music; three upper division/graduate seminars, one in his/her area of expertise and two in other areas of her/his choice (e.g., interdisciplinary, genre or composer based, performance related); and a Common Curriculum course, taught twice, designed for non-music majors.
  • Required Experience
A PhD in Musicology. Applicants with substantial teaching experience who are ABD may be considered, provided that they complete their degree prior to the beginning of the 2015 school year.
At least one year of experience teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
  • Instructions for Candidates: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Those who wish to apply must submit an online application to www.dujobs.org (or via the links below) and attach a cover letter and a C.V. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin the application.
  • Please include in the cover letter a list of potential courses the candidate would want to teach at non-major, major, and masters levels with your application. The committee will request additional supporting materials from selected candidates beginning immediately. Please have 3 letters of recommendation sent from the recommender to the search committee via email. Emails can be directed to Deanna Goldstein at: Deanna.Goldstein@du.edu
  • Am I reading this right? 8 classes, 7 preps, for a one-year gig? Yikes!
  • With all due respect to the person who posted above, welcome to the world, dear reader! (5/5) x2
  • I know, I'm well aware of how this world works, as someone who has been unemployed/contingent/NTT faculty for four years now (plus next year!). Unsolicited advice to anyone applying for this job: strongly consider whether this job is worth it, professionally, financially, and personally. If you already live in Denver or were planning on moving there anyway, great. But if this job means moving across the country, being away from spouse/significant other/children/friends, learning a new university bureaucracy, and teaching your butt off for what will likely be a pretty meager salary in a not-cheap city, ask yourself if this is really going to be contributing towards your professional goals and personal happiness. If so, great: best of luck. And if you do take this job and it ends up being very stressful and unrewarding, at least there is great craft beer in Colorado. https://chroniclevitae.com/news/491-is-the-vap-trap-worth-it
    • Pardon me for pointing out the obvious, but if anyone here were inclined to back away from opportunities because they were not "worth it," they probably would not have a professional interest in this blog.
    • Respectfully to the poster above. It is not unrealistic to expect decent working conditions and salaries.  If we as a profession stood together and boycotted positions below a certain threshold, universities would be forced to improve their offers.
  • Denver is also on the quarter system, so there are three shorter terms, making the load 3-3-2 (in whatever order).
    • Request for syllabi and article-length paper via email (4/30)
    • Any news here?
    • I'm the one who posted the "request for syllabi..." on 4/30, and I have not heard anything either way
    • Anything? (5/29)
    • Rejection email received stating that the appointment had been finalized.
  • Offer accepted.

University of Guelph: Assistant Professor in Musicology (two-year) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Colleen Renihan, University of Toronto 2011Edit

  • The School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) at the University of Guelph is searching for a historical musicologist, specializing in 20th-Century Music, with teaching in other areas;  popular music, musicianship, music theory.  The Music program at the University of Guelph is an undergraduate program with four faculty members offering a BA Honours degree. This is a contractually limited position for the period. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year and assisting with administration of the Applied Music Program. A completed doctorate is required for this position, along with teaching experience at the university-level. 
  • Applicants will submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, along with any available teaching evaluations. This material as well as three letters of recommendation are to be sent to:
Professor Sally Hickson, Director 
School of Fine Art and Music 
University of Guelph 
Guelph, ON  N1G 1W2 Canada
  • Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Does anyone know whether this is a real search or an exercise to rehire the current CL person?
  • Good morning. The information on the website is out of date. The position currently listed as a CL has been converted to TT. This is indeed a "real search." 
  • Confirmation of materials (29/5)
  • Quick question for the poster above: do you mean that the current CL person's position has been converted to TT, or that this advertised CL position has been converted to TT? Thanks in advance for any clarification!
  • Apologies for any confusion. I mean that the person currently listed on faculty at the UofG as under a CL position has in fact been converted to TT. The posting above stands exactly as it reads: a two-year, CL contract.
  • Noticing "Confirmation of materials" on 29/5 (above); I haven't received confirmation of materials & am now worried they didn't arrive. Did others receive confirmation?
  • Yes, on 6/2.
  • Any news here?

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Instructor/Lecturer of Musicology (1-year) (Deadline: 1 July 2015) FILLED: Ulrike Praeger, Boston University 2014Edit

  • The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a dynamic, interdisciplinarily minded musicologist for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointment to teach a 3-3 load over the 2015–16 academic year. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach broadly across the musicological discipline, providing courses to diverse student populations on both historical and ethnomusicological topics. Teaching and research specializations should ideally complement existing faculty emphases.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include large general education survey courses in world music and western music history, and music history review courses for MM and DMA students. Methodological courses in scholarly writing and research techniques for MM and DMA students, as well as focused courses in the area of specialization or graduate seminars targeting contemporary issues in musicology, may be assigned in accordance with departmental needs. Additional duties in the area of service may be requested as circumstances dictate.
  • The successful candidate will exhibit versatile instructional ability, for undergraduate and graduate students, non-majors and majors, large and small classes. Commitment to college-level teaching and evidence of appropriate pedagogical experience, including engagement with both historical and ethnomusicological topics or approaches is expected; experience and interest in teaching large general education musicology courses (including online courses) strongly preferred. Ph.D. completed by August 16, 2015 strongly preferred; advanced ABDs will also be considered.
  • Review of applications will begin July 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should e-mail, as .pdf attachments, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3–5 professional references familiar with their qualifications and experience to Lori Melchi, Assistant to the Director: lmelchi -at- illinois.edu.
  • Posted to AMS-L June 16.
  • Letter of rejection received via snail mail 08/11. Candidate hired, but not named.

University of Lausanne: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 15 May 2015)Edit

  • Position: Assistant Professor in Musicology (100%)
  • The Faculty of Letters, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) seeks a qualified scholar with strong skills in teaching at university level and with an interest in performance practice.
  • DUTIES: Teaching introductory and advanced courses, 6 hours a week. Supervision of MA and PhD students. Collaborative teaching at the Collège des Humanités (EPFL) and Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU).
  • STARTING DATE: 01.02.2016
  • DURATION: two years, renewable for max. 6 years.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: PhD
  • DEADLINE: 15.05.2015
  • Full call: https://applicationsinter.unil.ch/inter/noauth/php/Po/pooffres.php?poid=3511&langage=37
  • The above website only yields an error message.
    • As of 5/5/15 the link is working ok for me.

University of LaVerne: Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Andres Espinoza Agurto, Boston University 2014Edit

  • The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne is seeking a broadly trained Musicologist, who is committed to teaching and preparing musicians for careers in the 21st century. This position is integral to departmental offerings in music history, ethnomusicology, and other areas of music that complement departmental strengths. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level, begins Fall 2015.
  • The Department seeks someone with a strong background in music history and musicology, who can expand program curricula to actively engage students; develop courses in areas such as ethnomusicology, Latin music, music business, music therapy, film music, musical theatre, 21st century musician skills, or other area of specialty that complements existing program; and teach other music and/or humanities courses as needed. Student advising and committee work is required, as well as maintaining a record of scholarship, publication and professional activities to assure department and university visibility.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates whose teaching, research and service complement the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity and who understand the barriers faced by underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, The La Verne Experience focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative pedagogies.
  • Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, samples of published research, video link to classroom teaching or performance (if possible), and contact information for at least three professional references in Word or PDF format preferred to jobs@laverne.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Specific Duties: Teach music history and musicology; expand program curricula to actively engage students; develop courses in areas such as ethnomusicology, music business, music therapy, film music, musical theatre, 21st century musician skills, or other area of specialty that complements existing program; teach other music and/or humanities courses as needed; student advising and committee work; assure department and university visibility through research, scholarship, publication, and professional activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in music history/musicology and evidence of scholarly activity. Commitment to teaching and preparing musicians for careers in the 21st century. Must have excellent teaching evaluations and excellent communication skills,.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prefer prior experience in teaching music history at college level.
  • Special Instructions Summary: If possible, provide video link(s) of classroom teaching and/or performance; provide two publications or samples of scholarship.
  • To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/570223
  • Request for telephone interview (March 15) 

University of Leeds: Lectureships in Music (3) (Deadline: 17 June 2015) FILLED: Marian Jago, York University 2015 (Popular Music Lecturer); Silviu Cobeanu, Sheffield Hallam University 2011 (MSc) (Music and Management Lecturer); Matthew Pritchard, University of London, Royal Holloway 2009 (Musical Aesthetics Lecturer)Edit

  • Location: Leeds - Main Campus
  • Faculty/Service: Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
  • School/Institute: School of Music
  • Salary: £34,233 to £37,394 per annum pro rata, Appointments are expected to be made at the bottom of this scale
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015
  • Reference: PVMUS1006
  • Three posts
  • The School of Music seeks to appoint three Lecturers in Music to 50% of full time positions in the fields of popular music, music and management (including all areas of the music industry), and musical aesthetics. Each successful candidate will be able to teach within one of these areas and it is expected that one appointment will be made in each area (in exceptional cases the School will consider offering a larger fraction to a candidate able to teach and research in more than one of the listed fields). The successful candidates will possess a PhD in music or a related area, and have the ability to teach undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in their specialist field(s) examining a wide range of musics and using a diverse range of methodologies. Each of the areas listed is central to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Your duties will be to contribute to existing team-taught modules in your specialist field(s) under the guidance of established staff and to pursue independent research in the same area(s). The School of Music is committed to bringing research activity to bear on the student experience, and you will be encouraged to contribute in line with this ethos.
  • Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Martin Iddon, School of Music, via email to m.iddon@leeds.ac.uk

University of Leeds: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (3 years) (Deadline: 13 July 2015) FILLED: Emily Payne, Univ. of Oxford 2015Edit

  • Location: Leeds - Main Campus
  • Faculty/Service: Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
  • School/Institute: School of Music
  • Category: Research
  • Grade: Grade 6
  • Salary: £25,513 to £30,434 per annum pro rata
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)
  • Closing Date: Monday 13 July 2015
  • Reference: PVMUS1008
  • Fixed term from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018; subject to confirmation of funding. Based in Leeds, but may require some travel within the UK and internationally
  • John Cage and the Concert for Piano and Orchestra
  • You will work on a £508k Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, as a part of a small team of investigators led by Dr Philip Thomas (Huddersfield, Principal Investigator) and Professor Martin Iddon (Leeds, Co-Investigator) dealing with the performance materials and published sources related to John Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra, as well as archival and interview materials.
  • The Concert for Piano and Orchestra is widely regarded as a seminal work, not just within Cage's own output but in the context of twentieth-century music and techniques. Examples from the extravagant notations, particularly of the piano part, but also the instrumental parts (the clarinet part adorns the cover of James Pritchett's important 1993 survey The Music of John Cage) decorate most studies of twentieth-century and experimental music (the front covers of the second editions of both Michael Nyman’s Experimental Music and Paul Griffiths’s Modern Music and After: Directions since 1945 are two such examples). Ever since Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg organised an exhibition to run alongside the first performance of the work, exhibitions of graphic scores, American experimental work, and other themes associated with Cage regularly include pages from the piano part, the Solo for Piano. As well as the innovations in notations, formally - as a set of parts without score, to be performed in any combination and relationship, including with other works - it throws open the notion of open form and the open work to a far greater degree than any earlier work by any twentieth-century composer.
  • You will possess a PhD in Music (or a relevant subject area), with expertise in post-war music, especially experimental music. It is essential that you have experience of the musicological study and analysis of post-war music and its contexts and excellent interpersonal and team-working skills with the ability to work with colleagues from academic institutions and non-academic organisations. You will also need to have good communication and writing skills and the ability to work independently, under pressure and to deadlines. It is desirable that you have experience of conference organisation and public engagement activities.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Martin Iddon, email m.iddon@leeds.ac.uk.
  • Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

University of Louisville: Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure-track (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Devin Burke (ABD Case Western Reserve University)Edit

  • Position Description MUSICOLOGY
  • RANK: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE-TRACK
  • EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2015
  • APPOINTMENT: We seek a candidate in Western musicology with primary specialization in music before 1750, preferably with extensive experience in the Baroque period. 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 a full-time, tenure-track position with a 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.
  • APPLICATIONS: Please follow exactly the application procedure described here. Apply online via the "Online App. Form" link below and include a letter of application and curriculum vitae as attachments. Three current letters of recommendation in hard copies should be sent directly by your referees to
Professor Seow-Chin Ong, Chair
Musicology Search Committee
School of Music
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
  • Writing samples are not required at this time. Address all inquiries to musicosh@louisville.edu (please do not send application materials-including letters of recommendation from referees and materials forwarded on behalf of applicants by service agencies-to this email address or the email address of the search committee chair as they will be ignored).
  • Please satisfy yourself that your credentials and expertise match what we are seeking before applying. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Online App. Form: https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp
  • Request for writing sample (1/21)
  • Invitation for a campus visit (2/22)
  • Invitation for campus visit (3/4)
  • Congratulations, Devin! (x3!!)

University of Maryland: Two Lectureships in Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 11 May 2015) FILLED: Nicholas Tochka [Ethno] (Stony Brook, 2012; Northern Arizona University VAP); Dianne Goldman [Musicology] (Northwestern, 2014; Columbia College Chicago)Edit

  • The University of Maryland School of Music seeks two full-time lecturers, one in musicology and one in ethnomusicology for the 2015-16 academic year (subject to institutional funding). The successful candidates will teach five courses during the academic year, will have PhDs in hand by August 2015, and will be dynamic teachers with significant classroom experience.
  • The successful musicology candidate will be expected to teach two parts of the undergraduate music majors' history survey course (Antiquity-1600 and 1600- ca.1810), a general education course in music appreciation, and a survey of symphonic or chamber or, perhaps, piano music for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also teach a graduate seminar on a topic of their choice to complement the specializations of the current faculty.
  • The successful ethnomusicology candidate will be expected to teach "Selected Music Cultures of the World" (a survey course that includes both music majors and non-majors), and "Popular Music of Black America," for non-music majors. In the spring, they might also teach an "Area Studies in Ethnomusicology" course in an area of their choice (to complement the specializations of the current faculty).
  • Both positions will involve the supervision of teaching assistants and service on examination panels and thesis/dissertation committees. We especially encourage candidates able to teach across the two disciplines.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information (mailing address, telephone numbers, and email) to Prof. Richard King (rgking -at- umd.edu), for musicology; and to Prof. J. Lawrence Witzleben (jlwitz -at- umd.edu), for ethnomusicology. Please be sure to write "Musicology Position" or "Ethnomusicology Position" as the subject line in your email. Do not send publications, letters of reference, or other materials at this time.
  • For best consideration, please apply by May 11.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 5 May 2015.
  • Request for skype interview (ethno)
    • Any updates on either front? (x2)
    • Received the heave-ho via e-mail (musicology) (6/1) (x5)
    • Received rejection via e-mail (ethno) (6/1)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Lecturer, Musicology (full-time) (Deadline: 6 July 2015) FILLED: Lindsay Johnson, UCLA 2013 (PhD)Edit

  • The Department of Music at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) seeks a well qualified Lecturer (full-time), specialist in Musicology with an Early Music focus, to begin August 2015. Teach courses for undergraduate majors including a 2-semester music history sequence, Counterpoint (Theory 3), and an upper-level writing intensive seminar (Topics in Music, Art, and Society). Coach the Collegium Musicum for majors and qualified non-majors. Teach a “Music and Performance” course for first-year majors and non-majors, as well as a lecture course designed for non-majors. Additional duties could include courses in the candidate’s expertise, and other instruction, advising, and service as needed.
  • Salary competitive. Doctorate preferred, masters required with successful teaching experience. Applicant should send a current CV, a detailed statement of qualifications, and contact information for 3 references. Priority will be given to applications received by July 6, 2015.
  • The Department of Music is a fast-growing department, currently enrolling 150 undergraduate majors, that moved into a new facility during Summer 2014. A number of tenure-track faculty have a research focus in contemporary art-music. In addition to its undergraduate programs, the department offers two post-baccalaureate certificates – one in Music Entrepreneurship, and one in American Contemporary Music.
  • UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks the applications of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Please submit materials electronically to Dr. E. Michael Richards, Chair, Department of Music - emrichards -at- umbc.edu
  • Posted to AMS-L 6/22/15
  • Any updates on this search?
  • Late July, request for further materials.  I see the position has been reposted to the MVL as of early August so I suspect they are still looking?

University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Jazz Pedagogy and Performance (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Fumi Tomita, Eastman 2015 (DMA)Edit

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Jazz Pedagogy and Performance. Tenure-track. (String bass, Trombone, Trumpet, Piano, Guitar as Principal Instrument)
  • Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate preferred, Masters required. Equivalent professional experience considered.
  • The successful candidate will have the potential or an already established national reputation as a jazz performer and will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching large General Education classes and jazz pedagogy as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level. Preferred principal instrument: piano, string bass, trumpet or trombone.
  • Responsibilities: Teach large General Education classes in Jazz History and related topics. Additional teaching responsibilities will include jazz pedagogy for music education majors, and may also include Jazz History for undergraduate and graduate jazz majors, coaching ensembles, applied jazz lessons and/or jazz theory and improvisation.
  • Maintain regional and national visibility as a performer/pedagogue as part of professional development. Participate in on-campus faculty performances. Advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in auditions (both weekend and during campus breaks), serve on committees, and perform other university and professional service as appropriate. Applicant must be willing and available to address responsibilities during the regular work week, as needed. Recruiting activities may include visiting secondary schools, offering workshops, participating in summer programs and adjudicating.Position begins September 1, 2015.
  • To apply submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54350
  • Applicants must send three current letters of recommendation with reference contact information (email and phone number) to
Chair, Jazz Pedagogy/Performance Search Committee
Department of Music & Dance, Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9330
  • In addition, applicants should submit current CD/DVD that illustrates performing ability. The applicants may submit their performance using YouTube if preferred. The URL and date(s) of performance excerpts should be included in the Cover Letter.
  • The CD/DVD must be mailed to the address above.
  • Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.
  • Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2014 in order to ensure consideration.
  • We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
  • The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because  broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
  • http://www.umass.edu/music/faculty_tomita.php

University of Melbourne: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Music Scholarship and Performance (Deadline: 16 December 2014) FILLED: David Irving, Univ. of Cambridge 2007, Australian National UniversityEdit

  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA and MCM
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • This is a full-time continuing position for a scholar-performer in early music with an emerging national and international profile. In this role you will bring imaginative and innovative perspectives to building on the distinguished tradition of early music scholarship and performance at the MCM.
  • The MCM seeks an individual able to contribute collegially to the undergraduate curriculum as well as develop integrated scholarship and practice in the graduate area.
  • Employment Type: Full-time continuing position. Commencement date 1 July 2015 or as negotiated.
  • Enquiries only to: Professor Gary McPherson, Director, MCM, Tel +61 3 8344 7889, Email: g.mcpherson@unimelb.edu.au
  • Close date: 16 December 2014
  • For position information and to apply online go to http://hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, go to Job Search and Job Alerts, click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff) and search under the job title or job number 0002151.
  • Position description available for download here.

University of Memphis: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 13 May 2015) FILLED: Jeremy Tubbs, Univ. of Memphis 2008Edit

  • Full-Time Faculty, School of Music
  • The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis invites applications for a Lecturer to teach primarily undergraduate classes at its new Lambuth campus. This position will begin Fall 2015. This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of renewal for two additional years.
  • Responsibilities include teaching a 15-hour course load per semester with course reduction to assist with advising and/or other service functions. Instruction may include off-campus or online if needed. The course load will include lower and upper-division courses, such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to Music Industry, Western Music History, and other courses as needed.
  • Graduate degree is required (Doctorate desired). Demonstrated professional experience in the music industry and a full time commitment to teaching and advising (University teaching experience desired).
  • Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
  • Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript
  • Any movement here?

University of Miami: Chair, Department of Musicology (Associate/Full Professor) (Deadline: 15 April 2015) FILLED: David Ake (UCLA, 1998; Case Western Reserve University, professor and chair)Edit

  • The Frost School of Music is seeking an individual to chair the Department of Musicology. Candidates should be experienced scholars possessing qualifications appropriate to appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor, on a three-year fast-track transition to the earning of tenure. The successful candidate must demonstrate research and publication at the highest level; extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to student mentoring; varied research interests; and national and international stature within the field. Demonstrated administrative abilities, leadership skills, and an earned Ph.D. in musicology are required. Applicants with research and performance interests in twentieth-century and/or popular musics are particularly encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Miami is a private, independent, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students from all fifty states and over 100 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.S., B.M., M.M., M.S., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are served by approximately 60 full-time and 34 part-time faculty, plus 74 graduate teaching assistants.
  • The Department of Musicology has four full-time faculty who possess a wide variety of research and teaching interests, serving both traditional and contemporary programs in one of the nation’s most comprehensive music units. Twelve faculty from other departments teach specialized literature courses for majors and non-majors. The Frost School offers a Master of Music degree in Musicology. Of special note is the state-of-the-art Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library which contains substantial collections in support of the work of students, faculty, and wider clientele.
  • Applications are encouraged by April 15, 2015; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. Letters of application should include a narrative that addresses the essential experiences and qualifications stated or implied above and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of five references. Please address to: Dr. Melissa deGraaf PO BOX 248202 Coral Gables, FL 33124.
  • Please DO NOT APPLY ON-LINE for position #031432.
  • Snail mail rejection letter received 5/27/15.
  • Filled: David Ake

University of Michigan: Faculty Position in Carillon and University Carillonneur (Deadline: 08 December 2014) FILLED: Tiffany Ng (UC BERKELEY, ABD; St. Olaf VAP) Edit

  • Post: Faculty Position in Carillon and University Carillonneur
  • Duties: Provide studio instruction in carillon performance to undergraduate, master’s-level, and doctoral students at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Administer all aspects of the carillon program year-round, including scheduling and performance (or delegation) of daily recitals at both Lurie and Burton Memorial Towers and other performances, maintenance of the carillon library, supervision of maintenance work on the University carillons, and development of effective outreach to the local community. Develop and/or maintain national and international visibility as a performer, teacher, and clinician, while meeting faculty service responsibilities at the School. Other duties may include teaching handbell choir techniques and/or church music and community outreach activities.
  • Qualifications: Distinguished record as an artist and teacher, or (for assistant professors) promise of same. Thorough knowledge of carillon repertoire and its history. Expertise in handbell choirs and church music desirable. Potential to thrive in a cross-disciplinary environment. Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Rank: Open, tenured or tenure-track
  • To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae including evidence of performance and teaching activity, and a list of at least five references with contact information. Do not send recordings or other supporting materials at this time. Applications should be received by December 8, 2014 to ensure full consideration.

University of Mississippi: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will begin November 2014) FILLED: Thomas Peattie, Harvard University 2002, Boston UniversityEdit

  • The Department of Music at The University of Mississippi announces a vacancy for Assistant Professor, Musicology. Candidates with all areas of specialization will be considered. Tenure-track appointment, beginning August 2015.
  • Teach undergraduate music history and graduate history and musicology courses. Courses will include undergraduate classes in western art music and graduate research and bibliography, graduate period and genre courses, as well as graduate seminars with the possibility of a course in the candidate’s specialty. Other teaching duties assigned by the department chair as needed. Pursue an active research, publication, and lecturing career at the national and international level. All Department of Music faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental and university affairs. These duties include such activities as academic advising and service on committees. The successful candidate must maintain a high level of professional activity in teaching, research and service in order to be eligible for tenure.
  • Completed Ph.D. in musicology at the time of application. Demonstrated record of prior teaching success at the college level. Demonstrated potential for a successful career in teaching and for distinction in research. The successful candidate will be expected to combine a strong dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment with an active research agenda. All areas of specialization will be considered.
  • Interested applicants will electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation [uploaded by the professional reference], and contact information for at least three additional current professional references. Do not send samples of writing or other materials until requested. The review of applications will begin November 2014 and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established or the position is filled.
  • Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.
  • Request for Skype interview 12/9
  • Invitation for campus interview 12/15
  • Any movement on this? 3/28 x2
  • Keeping in mind this position first posted in mid-fall! 6/9 -

Dear XXX,
Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor, Musicology position at the University of Mississippi.  After careful consideration of many qualified candidates, the hiring department has decided to move forward with a different individual or not to fill this position at this time....
Sincerely,
Department of Human Resources
University of Mississippi

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 20 June 2015) FILLED: Elizabeth Batiuk, Univ. of Michigan 2015Edit

  • The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester, and over the academic year will teach sections of the undergraduate music history survey, co-teach an interdisciplinary class with a dancer as part of the general education anchor curriculum, teach courses on writing and speaking through the general education discourse curriculum, and lead graduate courses on research methods and a topic of their choice. For more on UMKC’s general education curriculum, see http://www.umkc.edu/core/about/course-types.cfm
  • Candidates must have an earned PhD by August 2015 (in either musicology or ethnomusicology), be an engaging and dynamic teacher dedicated to the general student population of an urban institution, and have significant classroom experience.
  • SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Please send an application letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a video of teaching along with other documentation such as peer evaluations, student evaluations, etc.), and arrange for two confidential reference letters to be sent to:
Dr. Andrew Granade
Chair of Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology Division
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
5228 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • or electronically to musicology@umkc.edu
  • One year. Full-time, benefit-eligible.
  • Salary: $36,000 plus benefits
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Preference given to applications submitted prior to June 20, 2015; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website. Use search keyword “musicology.” http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/job-posting-search-academic.aspx

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: November 15, 2014) FILLED: Alison DeSimone (MICHIGAN, 2013)Edit

  • Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate music history and musicology classes as well as graduate supervision of master's theses and DMA documents. The successful candidate will have a growing, documented record of innovative and successful teaching; be able to maintain a record of scholarly productivity that indicates continuing growth and national and/or international visibility; and be willing to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities.
  • We seek a scholar with growing prominence in musicology with strong preference given to candidates with specialties in music before 1750. Candidates must have successfully defended the Ph.D. by May 2015.
  • Tenure track. Full-time, benefit-eligible.
  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Preference given to applications submitted prior to November 15, 2014; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials.
  • SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Send an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (video of teaching, peer evaluations, etc.), and three confidential reference letters to musicology@umkc.edu or to Dr. Andrew Granade at the address below:
    • Dr. Andrew Granade
    • Chair, Musicology Search Committee
    • c/o Dr. Carol Dale
    • Office of the Dean
    • UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
    • 4949 Cherry Street
    • Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Request to contact references (12/3) x2
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/18)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/4)


University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 06 April 2015) FILLED: Jonathan Rhodes Lee (UC Berkeley, 2013)Edit

  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Music (musicology), tenure track, with intended appointment on August 1, 2015 [15315]
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history, to include one or more music history survey courses for music majors as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses appropriate to the candidate's fields of expertise and Departmental needs. Teaching load is 9 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be encouraged to help forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University. The position requires a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, an active and productive research agenda, and service to the Department and University.
  • A completed Ph.D. in musicology from a regionally accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with primary specialization in any pre-Romantic repertoire. Desirable secondary areas of research interest and expertise include especially any of the following: pre-Romantic performance practices, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, critical theory, jazz, and contemporary art, film, or commercial music. Proficiency in one or more performance skills is desirable; UNLV's Department of Music promotes pedagogy that fosters integration of historical and theoretical research with practical music making.
  • Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of references using the on-line application system at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu: "Assistant Professor, Music (musicology)." In addition, email or send by post a statement of teaching philosophy accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample course syllabi, an example of scholarly writing (e.g., dissertation chapters, or an essay published or near publication), a research agenda, academic transcripts, and three recent confidential letters from professional references who may be contacted. These letters should be sent to anthony.barone@unlv.edu or Anthony Barone, Department of Music, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 455025, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5025. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 6, 2015, and best consideration will be given materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Anthony Barone, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.
    • Notification that application is still under consideration (4/28) x4
    • Request for Skype interview (5/11)
    • Any news here?
    • Have campus interviews been scheduled?
    • Offer made and accepted (6/30)

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Lecturer of World Music (Deadline: 15 August 2015) FILLED: David VanderHamm, UNC-Chapel Hill ABD Edit

  • Classification Title: Lecturer of World Music
  • Working Title: Lecturer of World Music
  • Campus: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Region: Piedmont/Triangle
  • Job Summary: This position will teach MUSC 146, World Music.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Must have vocal concert experience as well as teaching music history courses.Must have a doctoral degree.
  • Position Number: F000969
  • Posting Date: 08/10/2015
  • Closing Date: 08/15/2015


University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Music Theory and Ethnomusicology Lecturer (Deadline: 15 February 2015)Edit

  • Music Theory and Ethnomusicology, Lecturer, Full-Time, One-year appointment with possibility of renewal, Non-Tenure Track
  • The committee seeks engaging candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. *Candidates must be prepared to teach courses in the Department of Music Studies, including any of the following: freshman and sophomore music theory and ear training, introductory world music survey, American music, and other classes for music majors and non-majors based upon the needs of the Department and qualifications of the candidate.
  • Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Music Theory, Ethnomusicology, or Musicology; ABD considered.
Applicants should have a successful record of university-level teaching experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who have the ability to cross boundaries of discipline, genre, geography, and/or history, and who can teach both canonical and non-canonical music theories.
We welcome candidates with growing research agendas that complement the strengths of Music Studies faculty.
  • What to Send: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three current recommendation letters (within the last twelve months) are required. Recommendation letters will be solicited via email from the list of references you provide. Additional evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations of teaching and/or a link to a teaching video) is welcome but not required. All materials must be submitted electronically on JobSearch.
  • Additional Information: Review of applications will begin February 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested. Selected candidates, upon request, may be asked to submit supplemental materials at a later date.
  • Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Adam Ricci, adamricci@uncg.edu
  • To apply for this position, please go to jobsearch.uncg.edu, Position #1985
  • Skype interview requested (3/17) (x1)
  • Per theory wiki, Skype interviews held on 3/30 and 4/6 (4/13)
  • Posted on the theory wiki: (5/12) I heard from Adam Ricci when I withdrew from this search (I got another position). Apparently the search has been slowed significantly by HR procedures, but the committee has a candidate in mind (it wasn't me).

University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (DUKE UNIVERSITY, ABD) Edit

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS -- The area of specialization will fall between 1700 and 1900 with a special focus on European Classical and Romantic music history. A secondary focus on performance practice research within this period, or other secondary areas of expertise, complementary to those of existing faculty members, would be desirable. Duties: Teaching on all levels: undergraduate music history survey classes; master's-level introduction to research; graduate introduction to current issues in Classical and Romantic performance practice research; master's-level survey of 18th-century European music; and doctoral seminars. Continue to develop and maintain a strong research and publication agenda that reflects an emerging national reputation in the field of historical musicology. Duties will also include: participation on thesis committees for the B.A., B.M., MA, PhD and DMA programs of the College of Music, and participation on committees at the level of the division, college, and university. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology, or equivalent degree at the time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching, and an active research profile. Rank: Asst. Professor. Start Date: 08/24/2015. Application deadline: Until filled. Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, List of Names and Contact Information of Three References. All applications must be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Please attach or upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Transcripts and additional materials may be requested at a later time. Please direct any questions to Frank M. Heidlberger, Chair, Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology: heidlberger@unt.edu. Phone: 940-565-7542. Fax: 940-565-2002. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its educational programs.
  • Consideration of applications will begin on Sept 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for Research Sample, 9/26
  • FYI: This is likely an internal hire.
    • It couldn't really be more obvious.
    • I'd be careful assuming things from the outside. Sometimes someone appears to be the favored internal candidate and they don't get the gig. It happens all the time. It can't hurt to apply.
      • It happened the last time North Texas had a musicology search.
    • To say that "it happens all the time" is nice wishful thinking. Statistics from the last two years prove otherwise for this kind of searches: the internal candidate was hired every single time (in music history jobs, don't know about ethno).
  • I wish universities had a way to hire someone they want/already holds the position as a lecturer instead of having to stage a "search" to legitimize the appointment. It would save everybody who applies for these jobs precious time and energy.  x 2
  • 10/18: Campus interviews scheduled
  • Any movement here? Just curious.
  • 12/19: Offer made and accepted.
  • It couldn't really be more obvious that this is not an "internal candidate". While it is probably too much wishful thinking to hope that the silly internal candidate speculations will end now, I seriously hope that the above discussion did not deter anybody from applying. 
  • I understand that it is cool to vilify the "internal candidate" but keep in mind that some poor bastard probably moved from a civilized part of the world to North Texas to teach in the country's armpit only to be laid off after a number of years of dedicated service. Further, it was probably his/her teaching load, and dedication therein, that prevented him/her from publishing enough to qualify for the position. This search represents so much that is wrong with the academy. Can't we do better?
    • A fair point regarding the overworking of non-tenured faculty within the modern corporatized academic culture. However, whoever wrote this post (the internal candidate, perhaps? I hope not) articulates very effectively--and unfortunately--why s/he will likely have a hard time landing a tenure-track job, since the road to tenure often moves through places that may not match your social sensibilities or preferences (or as this poster expresses it through her or his bias, the "uncivilized armpits" of the country). There was a great article on the professional peril created by this sort of cultural egocentricsm from Chronicle or Vitae, posted within the past year or so. (I cannot find it, though; anyone have the link?) 
    • this, perhaps? http://chronicle.com/article/Location-Location-Location/134264
    • That's the one--thanks!
    • Just to keep things in perspective -- the University of North Texas is in Denton, a small city (~100,000) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area.  It's a liberal, quirky, artsy town.  If it's an "armpit," it's the kind of armpit that just passed a ban on fracking.  It also has very easy access to DFW airport (30 or so minutes away) with direct flights to most places if something different/bigger is necessary from time to time.  As for "publishing enough to qualify," I believe the internal candidate just published an insightful article with a top-tier journal.  While there are plenty of cases of non-TT faculty being overworked and pushed out by an institution that doesn't value them, I suspect that the situation here is different.  There's a tendency to try to justify and quantify instances in which someone gets passed over for a job (either the winning candidate has a book contract, or a more prominent article, or a great postdoc/fellowship/award).  I would guess that most job searches yield enough great candidates that committees wish they could pick 10 of them, yet they can only pick one.  It's a crapshoot in the end, and it's terrible to be stuck in the middle of it.  But it shouldn't have to be this way.  I see two ways to be proactive about this: 1) non-TT faculty should continue to organize and, when possible, negotiate more favorable conditions en masse, and 2) TT and especially tenured faculty need to be as vocal as they can about creating demand for classes (lowering caps and whatnot), reducing loads to promote research, and making sure that as many courses as possible are covered by full-time faculty.

University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor in Music - Composition (Deadline: 28 April 2015) FILLED: Elizabeth Kelly, Eastman School of Music 2012, Texas Woman's UniversityEdit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a new assistant professor with specialism in the field of composition. The successful candidate will be expected to provide composition teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, to supervise postgraduate research students, to undertake research in their specialist areas, and to contribute to departmental administration. An ability to work with composition students in a wide range of genres and styles (including contemporary acoustic composition, film composition, electroacoustic composition, and pastiche styles) is essential. The successful candidate will be engaged in research activities (whether scholarly or practice-as-research, or both) suitable for REF submission.
  • Hours of work are full-time; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to job share.
  • This post is available from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Robert Adlington, email: robert.adlington@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • Further information can be found here

University of Oxford, Associate Professor or Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 17 October 2014) FILLED: Christian Leitmeir (KARL-EBERHARDS-UNIVERSITAT TUBINGEN, 2003; Bangor University)Edit

  • The University of Oxford, in association with Magdalen College, proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor of Musicology with effect from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship or Professorship will also be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Magdalen College.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any aspects of music before 1750, with a view to complementing the teaching and research interests of current postholders within the Oxford Faculty of Music. Candidates must hold a doctorate in music or a closely related discipline, already awarded at the time of application.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to the Administrator of the Faculty of Music (administrator@music.ox.ac.uk) no later than 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 17th October 2014.
  • Further information can be found here
  • 9/11/2014: letters of recommendation solicited

University of Oxford: Research Assistant (Deadline: 19 June 2015) FILLED: Joanna Bullivant, Univ. of Oxford 2010Edit

  • Part-time Research Assistant, AHRC Delius, Modernism and the Sound of Place, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the British Library
  • The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the British Library, proposes to appoint a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Assistant to work on a new AHRC funded research project, Delius, Modernism and the Sound of Place, starting 1 October 2015 for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The project aims to develop a detailed understanding of place in Delius’s music through philosophical, hermeneutic and music-analytical perspectives.
  • Reporting to the project’s Principal Investigator, Professor Grimley, the Research Assistant will assume primary responsibility for compiling the Delius Online Catalogue, using data recently gathered by the British Library in conjunction with its extensive holdings of Delius manuscripts. The Research Assistant will be employed by the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, but most of the work will be undertaken in the Music Department at the British Library in London.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates who hold a PhD/DPhil or equivalent in a relevant field, with experience of working with music manuscripts, music cataloguing procedures and digital databases. They will demonstrate both the ability to work independently and operate within a small team.
  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19 June 2015.

University of Oxford, Merton and University Colleges: Stipendiary Lecturer in Music (1-year) (Deadline: 20 April 2015 FILLED: Sebastian Wedler, University of Oxford ABD)Edit

  • Salary £14,348 (1 October 2014 rate) for the academic year 2015-16.
  • Merton College and University College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Music for an average of six hours teaching per week in full term in the academic year 2015-16. The post is strictly for a fixed-term to cover the research leave of one of Merton’s Tutorial Fellows, Professor Daniel Grimley, who also acts as a Senior College Lecturer at University College, under a `joint-joint’ arrangement.
  • The main duties of the post will be to teach undergraduates reading Music for up to six hours per week in full term at Merton and University Colleges.
  • The successful candidate will have completed or be about to complete a doctorate in a relevant field in Music in a topic relevant to the teaching range required of this post holder. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with the temporary Director of Studies in Music in organising the undergraduate schools of Music, and sharing in the general care of graduates in Music within the College.
  • Further particulars and details of relevant music courses.
  • Apply online
  • The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20 April 2015.
  • Interviews will be held in College on Thursday 7 May 2015.

University of Oxford, St. Hugh's and Exeter Colleges, Departmental Lecturer in Music (3 years) (Deadline: 13 March 2015) FILLED: Jeremy Llywellyn, University of Basle 2005, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, St. Peter's College OxfordEdit

  • The University of Oxford, in association with St Hugh’s and Exeter Colleges, proposes to appoint a fixed-term Departmental Lecturer in Music with effect from 1 October 2015 for a period of 36 months. This post will provide cover for Professor Leach, who is in receipt of a Leverhulme research grant, and will be offered on a Grade 8 (£38,511 p.a.), with annual increment.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any aspects of music before 1400 with a view to covering Professor Leach’s existing teaching commitments. Candidates should have completed their doctorate by the date of their appointment, and should have acquired teaching and administrative experience.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a high standard of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to undertake examining, admission duties, teaching and graduate supervision in the faculty and in St Hugh’s and Exeter Colleges. The postholder will be based at St Hugh’s College and will be expected to play a full and active role in the faculty and colleges’ administration.
  • Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the Faculty of Music website (www.music.ox.ac.uk/about/people/vacancies/).
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 13 March 2015.
  • Rejection e-mail received (3/31)

University of Oxford, St John's College: Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: 28 November 2014)Edit

  • Three Colleges at the University of Oxford—St John’s, Merton, and Christ Church—propose to elect in co-operation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. This year, St John’s College will be accepting applications from scholars working in music studies. St John’s College is proposing to elect up to two JRFs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and two in the Sciences. Music will be considered in a field that includes applications from scholars working in four other disciplines: history, archaeology, geography and anthropology.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship (commonly known as a JRF) is essentially an extended postdoctoral fellowship. At St John’s College, Junior Research Fellowships are tenable for three years and may be (and often are) extended for a further year. Teaching is not required, but a Junior Research Fellow may be permitted to undertake teaching up to a maximum of six hours a week during full term.
  • A Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College is entitled to single College accommodation (subject to availability) or to a housing allowance (as outlined in the further particulars). Partnered accommodation may be available (for details contact the relevant College). Fellows are entitled to rather sumptuous free lunches (6 days per week) and dinners at High Table (6 evenings per week). Other allowances (including University fees) and facilities are offered at the discretion of the Governing Bodies.
  • Candidates are asked to name two referees and to request that each referee email a reference to: academic.vacancies@sjc.ox.ac.uk
  • Shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing procedures will be conducted in late February and early March 2015. General information can be found here: http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/460/Academic-positions.html.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (GMT) on Friday 28th November 2014.

University of Oxford, St. Peter's College: College Lecturer in Music (part-time, 1-year) (Deadline: 15 April 2015) FILLED: Matthew Thomson, University of Oxford ABDEdit

  • We have a vacancy for a part-time (5-hour) Lecturer in Music to cover the sabbatical leave of the Fellow and Tutor in Music Dr Roger Allen, for a period of one year starting on 1 October 2015. Applicants should have submitted, or be close to submitting, a doctoral dissertation in this subject. This position will be suitable for an early career scholar seeking experience in college teaching and administration. Salary £10,630 - £11,956 per annum.
  • Further details and how to apply. Closing date 15 April.

University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Music, Jazz Studies (Deadline: 15 November 2014) FILLED WITH TWO HIRES: Aaron Johnson, Columbia University 2014; Michael Heller, Harvard University 2012Edit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a tenure-stream faculty position to begin September 1, 2015, pending budgetary approval.
  • Candidates will have the Ph.D. by June 2015. They should present evidence of scholarly promise, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and performance.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in history, theory, performance, and other topics of jazz studies; direct theses and dissertations; conduct research and publish; participate actively in the profession; assist the Director of Jazz Studies with supervising jazz performance ensembles, the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and outreach initiatives, International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, Sonny Rollins International Archives, International Jazz Archives Journal, and the William Robinson Studio; and share in departmental administrative responsibilities.
  • We seek a specialist in jazz studies and music of the African diaspora, whose scholarly focus complements the expertise of our current faculty. The successful applicant will be able to work across subdisciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to strengthen jazz research, study, and performance.
  • Through this appointment, the Department seeks to strengthen its relationship across the university with other outstanding departments in the humanities and social sciences and with university programs such as Africana Studies, Cultural Studies, the Center on Race and Social Problems, the Center for Latin American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Womens Studies.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two sample writings, and three letters of reference. Only online applications will be considered for this position. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/OTI=. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio's Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.
  • A performance DVD, if available, should be sent to
Courtney Cameron
Music Building 110
Department of Music
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2014.
  • Request for Skype interview, 1/6 (3x)
  • Request for campus interview, 1/16 (2x).
  • Job re-posted on Pittsburgh jobs site on 5/5/15 with new deadline of 5/15/15: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/94905 Text of the ad appears unchanged. Anyone know what's going on?
  • Perhaps they are trying to hire a second person? The announcement about Aaron Johnson was posted on Columbia's music department news page: http://music.columbia.edu/AaronJohnsonPittAppointment
  • Two offers made and accepted, 5/18.

University of Pennsylvania: Two Assistant Professors of Music History, Tenure-Track (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Mary Channen Caldwell (CHICAGO, 2013; Wichita State) and Glenda Goodman (HARVARD, 2012; University of Southern California, ACLS New Faculty Fellow)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to make two assistant professor appointments in musicology to begin 1 July 2015. All areas of specialization will be considered. We encourage applications from scholars with strong interdisciplinary orientations and with an ability to engage other sub-disciplines. We seek candidates with proven classroom experience; teaching responsibilities will include core and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by 1 July 2015.
  • Submit applications online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/270
  • Include:
a letter of application,
three letters of recommendation
CV.  
  • Review of applications will begin 9 September 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • The Department of Music is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Q: Does anybody know who is chairing the search committee?
Q: Sorry to seem silly, but is this position meant for someone whose primary field is "history" with interests in other sub-disciplines? Or would candidates whose primary field is not necessarily "history" but with intersecting skills be considered?
A1: My impression (just based on reading the description) is that they are using Music History and Historical Musicology interchangeably, rather than wanting someone who is primarily allied with a History, rather than a Music, department.
A2: It sounds to me that the question is not about "history" vs. "music history" but whether someone with, say, a degree in ethno would be considered if he/she has some interests in or experience with some historical topics. It sounds like they're looking for musicologists, but if you can make a case for yourself, well, why not? Might as well apply and let them decide, no?
+1. These are musicology positions. Look at who they are meant to replace. Look at who is on the faculty now. If you feel like you would be a nice complementary research fit (with broad-based humanistic inquiry as a central dimension of your work), and could lead musicology courses for undergraduate and graduate students, apply. If not, it's going to be more of a stretch, but if you can make the case, go for it.
  • 9/24/2014: Request for additional materials (writing sample, teaching statement) received (x6).
  • 10/13/2014: Invitation for campus interview.
  • One offer has been made and accepted. (2015/01/30)
Any news here?
Anyone know if they are proceeding with both positions simultaneously or doing one at a time?
  • 2/19/15 Rejection email received, 230 applicants. Positions went to Dr. Mary Channen Caldwell and Dr. Glenda Goodman.
Wow - I was shortlisted but received no rejection email.
Congrats to Mary and Glenda!

University of South Florida: Assistant Professor of Contemporary Critical Theory/Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Ya-Hui Cheng, Florida State University 2008 (Music Theory), Fort Valley State UniversityEdit

  • The University of South Florida invites applications from accomplished researchers and scholars with a demonstrated commitment to one or more of USF's strategic priorities in community engagement; enhancing global literacy and impact; and integrated, interdisciplinary inquiry.
  • Assistant Professor of Contemporary Critical Theory/Musicology, 9-month tenure earning faculty, position #4326, start date August 7, 2015.
  • The School of Music nurtures a supportive community of faculty interested in interdisciplinary partnerships, global engagement, and critical thinking. The successful candidate will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization, as well as courses relevant to their experience and expertise as related to needs of the School of Music. Duties will include developing a broad range of research and teaching interests in any area(s) of music theory, musicology or ethnomusicology, with emphasis outside the Western canon being encouraged. The candidate will pursue interdisciplinary projects across the college and university, and establish a global presence through exchange programs for students and faculty. Exploration of new ways to train undergraduate and graduate music majors and contributions to curricular development based on research and teaching interests will be expected. The candidate will be active in service to the school, university and profession.
  • Minimum qualifications: PhD or equivalent terminal degree in either music theory, musicology or ethnomusicology, required at time of appointment; established research agenda with a strong potential of future productivity; teaching experience at the post-secondary level in area of specialization with secondary areas as required by school.
  • Preferred qualifications:Strong preference will be given to research interests incorporating a global focus or North American/European topics with strong ties to a global agenda. Evidence of potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field and demonstrated excellence in teaching. A strong interest in pursuing collaborations across the College of The Arts, the University and in the global community. Experience in advising/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Please submit application, vitae, cover letter online at www.usf.edu/employment and search for Posting Number 5739.
  • Submit three (3) current reference letters to musicsearch@usf.edu. Qualifying applicants may be asked to provide additional materials as needed. To ensure full consideration please apply by December 1, 2014.
  • Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Q: Can anyone confirm the rumor that this is an amalgamation of two previous tenure-track jobs that ended in tenure denials? 

A: I can't vouch for there being two tenure denials, but I know of one.  This search definitely seems timed to follow on the heels of that one.

A: Yes, there were two tenure denials. Both of them are brilliant women.

A: Awkward situation there for interviewees: you might ask them about it during interviews to get a clear answer on their current financial situation and not get the job offer... but then again you might not ask, get the job seemingly unaware of the problems, and end up paying for it big time in five years!

A: I know something of it. Both are brilliant, and both have very little idea why they were denied tenure. (x4)

Please note: Do not engage in gossip.  The decisions that were made at USF were made by those with authority, and those decisions are final.  It is not in anyone's interest to speculate here as to why these decisions were made.  If you wish to continue this conversation, please do so privately.  

With all due respect (seriously) I don't read anyone as speculating as to the reasons for decisions nor engaging in gossip, merely discussing a situation that affects all of us as academics. Certainly past decisions impact current situations, and I can't see why the discussion of such should be censored here, an open forum. (x6)

What an arrogant and obnoxious position this university is taking. "Those with authority?" (x2)

Well, and this entire wiki is based on "gossip" much of the time, no?

Yeah, I think we should gossip.  Why don't we start naming names and giving all the details?  That seems like the most professional thing to do.  

It is absolutely in the interest of this wiki community to know whether "those with authority" at USF have misused that authority in the recent past. The tenure denials raise the question of whether junior faculty are likely to be treated fairly in that department (and I'm not just picking on USF here--at many places they are not!), and the overbearing tone of the "Please note" comment is not encouraging in this regard.

Please note: The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity employer.  USF follows all requirements and the higest professional standards with regard to hiring and tenure procedures.  Those with questions should contact Human Resources or the Chair of the Search Committee for more information.  It is not in the interest of anyone to engage in gossip or hearsay.  Such discussion is unprofessional and potentially slanderous.  Updated 3 February 2015. CJ

Previous edits that were deleted by someone who signed him- or herself as "CJ" on 2/3 apparently in Paris, France on Feb. 3:

"1/26 request for phone interviews. 1/28 request for materials."

In reference to the contribution made by "CJ," I would like to add that I believe many readers of this Wiki will wish to decide for themselves what is "in the interest of" others and what constutites "unprofessional" conduct. Further, in a legal sense, written material (including this Wiki) cannot be "slanderous," since civil and criminal definitions of "slander" confine its meaning to false spoken statements. (X3)

Dear CJ: Thank you for drawing further attention to (and conveniently personifying!) what seems to be systematic problems at your institution. (X4)

9 February 2015 CJ/r

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music of the 17th Century (Deadline: December 12, 2014) FILLED: Andrew CashnerEdit

  • University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for an anticipated opening as Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Musicology with an emphasis in music of the 17th century. Appointment begins August 2015.
  • The ideal candidate is a researcher and teacher of outstanding ability who is willing to contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of the Thornton School, to participate in Thornton’s revision of its undergraduate and graduate curricula, and to engage dynamically in the training of all our music students. Prior experience in performing, conducting, or composing is particularly desirable.
  • Principal duties will include: 1) teaching a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology; 2) advising PhD students in musicology and DMA students pursuing an academic field in musicology; 3) maintaining an active research profile through peer-reviewed publications, and 4) serving the department and university in faculty meetings, School of Music committees, and university committees.
  • Successful candidates must have completed a PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology on pre-1750 music (preferably music of the 17th century).
  • Successful candidates must have demonstrated success in teaching at the college level, and must possess a promising record of publication. Successful candidates must also be prepared to teach classes on multiple areas of music, particularly music of the Baroque.
  • Candidates are asked to provide:
    • a cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • three letters of recommendation
    • one representative article or book chapter
    • Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
  • All application materials are due on December 12, 2014.
  • Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system.
  • To apply for this position, click here
  • Request for more materials (12/25)x3
  • for real? That WAS a merry Christmas!
  • Invitation for campus visit (2015/01/13)
  • Offer made & accepted (2015/03/30)

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music since 1900 (Deadline: November 14, 2014) FILLED: Lisa Cooper Vest (INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2014)Edit

  • University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for an anticipated opening as Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Musicology with an emphasis in music since 1900. Appointment begins August 2015.
  • The ideal candidate is a researcher and teacher of outstanding ability who is willing to contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of the Thornton School, to participate in Thornton’s revision of its undergraduate and graduate curricula, and to engage dynamically in the training of all our music students. Prior experience in performing, conducting, or composing is particularly desirable.
  • Principal duties will include: 1) teaching a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology; 2) advising PhD students in musicology and DMA students pursuing an academic field in musicology; 3) maintaining an active research profile through peer-reviewed publications, and 4) serving the department and university in faculty meetings, School of Music committees, and university committees.
  • Successful candidates must have completed a PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology with an emphasis on music since 1900.
  • Successful candidates must have demonstrated success in teaching at the college level, and must possess a promising record of publication. Successful candidates must also be prepared to teach classes on multiple areas of music, particularly post-1900 Western art music, jazz, and pop.
  • Candidates are asked to provide:
    • a cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • three letters of recommendation
    • one representative article or book chapter
    • Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
  • All application materials are due on November 14, 2014.
  • Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system.
  • To apply for this position, click here
  • Request for more materials (11/25) x 2
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Is this likely an internal hire?
  • Offer made and accepted


University of Southern California: Part-Time Lecturer in Musicology (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Sean Nye, Univ of Minnesota 2013, USC Provost's PostdocEdit

  • University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music invites applications for an anticipated opening as Part-Time Lecturer in Musicology. This position is for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Principal duties include teaching one non-major upper division class on the history and aesthetics of Electronic Dance Music in the fall and spring semesters. Additional teaching of undergraduate or graduate courses on Electronic Dance Music and/or German music since 1945, may be assigned based on department needs.
  • To Apply: In order to be considered, all candidates must apply online via the “Apply to this Job” button at the top of this page.
  • Candidates are asked to provide:
a letter of application
CV
Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
  • Applicant must already have a PhD in music or the humanities, with an emphasis in a music-related topic.
  • Applicant must have prior experience teaching courses on electronic dance music.
  • Applicant preferably is fluent in German, and is conversant in the history of electronic music.
  • Applicant has experience designing undergraduate classes and organizing panels involving EDM.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Lecturer in Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 13 March 2015) FILLED: Lillie Gordon, University of California-Santa Barbara 2014, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignEdit

  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - KNOXVILLE -- Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Lecturer (pending funding), beginning August 1, 2015.
  • This is a full-time teaching position, non-tenure track, with a nine-month appointment. Renewal possible, contingent upon funding and evidence of excellent teaching.
  • Duties include: teach lecture sections of introductory courses in musicology, with possible topics selected from western art music, jazz, American music, and rock music; teach upper-level undergraduate course in Music in World Cultures. Other teaching duties possible as needed.
  • Ph.D. in historical musicology or ethnomusicology required by time of appointment.
  • Applicants whose teaching and research interests complement those of the existing faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should include: cover letter; CV; teaching statement; sample course syllabus; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Materials should be sent to: Secretary, Musicology Search Committee, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, Room 117B, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2600. Deadline: March 13, 2015, or until position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 02/20/15
  • Invitation for Skype interview 3/31 X2
  • Anybody heard back from the committee after the Skype interviews?  
  • Not me...I assumed that they had just invited other people...perhaps a bit of hope remains. At any rate, the semester is ticking away and it would just be great to hear something either way!
  • Heard from an indirect but reliable source that an offer has been made.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer I in Music Appreciation and/or Music Education (Deadline: 26 April 2015)Edit

  • Faculty Title: Lecturer I
  • Working Title: School of Music: Lecturer I Music Appreciation and/or Music Education
  • Location: Rio Grande Valley
  • Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 year appointment renewable annually based on favorable evaluations
  • Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
  • FTE: 1 (Full-Time)
  • Scope of Job: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks a lecturer for a 3-year appointment (renewable annually based on favorable evaluations). A Lecturer I in Music Appreciation and/or a Music Education specialist is preferred for this position. This appointment will be effective fall 2015. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Music Appreciation and/or Music Education and serving as accompanist for Dance Courses and other classes as assigned by the department chair/Dean. Experience teaching methods and applied classes in percussion, string, wind, and/or brass instruments is an asset. Experience teaching at the college level and the desire to continue scholarly activity required. Other expectations include collegial participation in recruitment efforts in collaboration with other faculty members in the department.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Education Masters in Music, or in a related field from an accredited university.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience Teaching at the college level. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly activity
  • To apply, please fill out the application on line and upload the required documents:
Curriculum Vitae
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest
Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate Once hired, official transcript are required)
Optional Documents: Teaching Philosophy
  • Close Date: 4/26/2015
  • Review of Candidates Start Date: 4/27/2015

University of Ulster: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 21 August 2015)Edit

  • Faculty/Department: Faculty of Arts
  • School/Section: School of Creative Arts and Technologies
  • Campus: Magee
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Percentage hours of full time post (Academic Only): 100%
  • Duration of Post: Permanent
  • Salary Range: £33,261-£47,355
  • Closing Date: 21 Aug 2015
  • Interview Date: 8 September 2015
  • Additional Information: The University wishes to appoint a pioneering, fresh-thinking, and inspiring individual with spirit, energy, and a passion for their work. The successful applicant will be expected not only to support the existing programmes, but also to offer input to future developments.
  • The post is available at an early date mutually convenient to the University and the successful applicant.
  • Main Duties: To contribute to the delivery of the taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses and postgraduate research provision. To contribute to and develop the teaching of musicology and/or performance within the Music section. To contribute to the developing engagement with new and emerging technologies. To develop interdisciplinary work in the School and across the University. To conduct assessment using a variety of methods and in accordance with the strategies employed within the Music section. To undertake research and analogous activities at national/international level and to make public the output of these activities.
  • Note: The UKVI Resident Labour Market Test has not been applied to this vacancy and therefore only applicants with unrestricted entitlement to live and work in the UK can apply (i.e. applicants who do not require a certificate of sponsorship).
  • Invited for campus interview 10/09/2015
  • ​Rejection email received 17/09/2015

University of Utah: Assistant Professor, 20th/21st Century Musicology (Deadline: 12 January 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Responsibilities Include: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars in music of the 20th/ 21st centuries, and in other specializations of the successful candidate, American music being one preference; (2) maintain a record of scholarship and publication that indicates continuing growth and national visibility; (3) supervise senior undergraduate and graduate projects and theses for musicology majors as well as DMA documents; (4) serve on School of Music committees; and (5) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
  • A letter of application, CV (including a list of courses previously and currently taught), academic transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically via: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/37249. *Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Candidates must submit their materials online before January 12, 2015 in order to ensure full consideration. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work and will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check.
  • For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Steve Roens, Search Committee Chair, at s.roens@utah.edu.
  • Request for more materials (1/22) (writing sample) x4
  • Request for campus interview (2/12) x2
  • Has anyone else had an interview request?  (2/17)
  • Any movement on this search? 
  • Rumor is, from a trusted source, that this search failed

University of Utah: Assistant Professor, Pre-1750 Musicology (Deadline: 12 January 2015) FILLED: Jane Hatter, McGill 2015Edit

  • Responsibilities include: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars in music before 1750 and in other specializations of the successful candidate; (2) maintain a record of scholarship and publication that indicates continuing growth and national visibility; (3) supervise senior undergraduate and graduate projects and theses for musicology majors as well as DMA documents; (4) serve on School of Music committees; and (5) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Specialist in Renaissance and/or Baroque music; (2) PhD in Musicology (ABD considered, but PhD must be received before Fall 2015); (3) evidence of successful university-level teaching; and (4) publication of scholarly, original, peer-reviewed research OR evidence of the potential for the publication of scholarly, original, peer-reviewed research for recent recipients of the PhD.
  • The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
  • APPLICATION: A letter of application, CV (including a list of courses previously and currently taught), academic transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically via: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/37276. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Candidates must submit their materials online before January 12, 2015 in order to ensure full consideration. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work and will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check.
  • For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Steve Roens, Search Committee Chair, at s.roens@utah.edu.
    • Request for writing sample (1/22)x4
    • A couple of days ago, someone added the "x4" to the request for writing sample for this position (U of Utah, Pre-1750). Since it is a little unusual (though hardly impossible) that someone would add this update three weeks after the fact, and since Utah is doing another search for a 20th-21st century specialist, could the person who made the edit clarify that they intended to add to the update from three weeks ago, or that you have just received a request for writing sample (or maybe even that it was meant for the other Utah search, or perhaps that it was meant to indicate a request for a campus interview for the Pre-1750 position)? Thanks!
    • Campus interviews scheduled.
    • Re: x4 - Not a frequent visitor to this site, hence my belated addition.
    • Sorry but I am confused, can anybody confirm that campus interviews have been scheduled?
    • Confirmed. Invitation received last week.
    • Has anyone else had an interview request?
    • Sorry, I don't visit this site often,  but yes, I had an interview in March. Best wishes to all the candidates!
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Victoria: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 Nov 2014) FILLED: Joseph Salem, Yale 2014Edit

  • Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor in Musicology after 1950 in the School of Music at the University of Victoria.
  • The appointment as Assistant Professor is tenure-track with a start date of July 1, 2015. A PhD must be completed by the start date. A specialization in the repertory and theory of post-1950s music is required, with the ability to teach undergraduate music theory. The ability to teach popular music, world music, music and technology, and/or musicianship is an asset. The successful candidate will have teaching experience, evidence of scholarly/creative work, and the capacity and aptitude for committee work and student advising. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to build a national and international research profile, to be an effective teacher, and to work in a collegial and supportive artistic and university environment.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate music history courses in 20th and 21st century music, undergraduate music theory, and large enrollment undergraduate courses for non-music majors. Additional courses in musicology may be substituted in future years based upon departmental needs. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to and demonstrate the capacity for leadership in program development within the context of the broader curricular goals of the School. The successful candidate will build a body of research commensurate with tenure requirements and take an active role in governance and/or professional and community engagement.

Candidates should include the following documents in their application package:

  • cover letter addressing the position and job duties;
  • curriculum vitae (with complete contact information, including telephone numbers and email address);
  • teaching statement (teaching philosophy, including the applicant’s approach to cultural awareness and diverse learning styles; maximum 1000 words);
  • research activity statement (maximum 1000 words) and two samples of scholarly publications (electronic or links to online content preferred); and
  • three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover.

All application materials should be sent to:

  • Dr. Susan Lewis, Director
  • Electronic submission of materials is encouraged: music@uvic.ca
  • Someone deleted this entry. The ad went out on AMS-Announce and it is currently on the institution's HR website. If someone on this wiki has knowledge that the search has been cancelled, the practice of this wiki is to keep the info available here and amend it to the list of Schools with Cancelled or Failed Searches

12/18: Wondering if there's been any movement on this position?

  • Still nothing? (1/25) x 3
  • Request for a telephone interview 1/26
  • Rejection email stating the committee had established a short list (2/17) X 2

University of Vienna: Full Professor of Comparative Musicology (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 31 May 2015)Edit

  • The Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna announces the position of Full Professor of Comparative Musicology (Ethnomusicology) (full time, permanent position).
  • The department of musicology of the University of Vienna counts among the largest departments of musicology in the German-speaking area.
  • The future professor shall cover the discipline of comparative musicology / ethnomusicology in its full spectrum both in research and in teaching, taking into account actual methods and theories.
  • Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member of the international academic community; Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable
experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to team leadership of research groups
experience in university teaching, willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues
  • The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in Bachelor programmes and participation in committees.
  • The University of Vienna intends to increase the num­ber of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore especially encourages ap­­pli­cations from women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential con­sider­a­tion.
  • Applications in German or English should be submitted by e-mail (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Matthias Meyer, Universitätsstrasse 1, 1010 Vienna (dekanat-pkw -at- univie.ac.at) no later than May 31st, 2015 with reference 106-2015.
  • For the full announcement with application requirements and details see: http://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/fuer-mitarbeiterinnen/professorinnen/job/english/singleview/article/the-faculty-of-philological-and-cultural-studies-of-the-university-of-vienna-announces-the-position-7/?tx_ttnews

University of West Georgia: Instructor, Music History (Deadline: 13 July 2015) FILLED: Molly Breckling, 2010 UNC-Chapel HillEdit

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: MUSIC HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA
  • APPOINTMENT: Instructor. Full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month appointment, effective August 3, 2015.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach in the undergraduate music history sequence (discipline-specific writing courses), an online course in Graduate Music History or Research, and general studies courses in music appreciation. Secondary teaching areas may be assigned according to department needs and the experience and expertise of the successful candidate. Participate in faculty meetings and committees.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Musicology preferred, ABD with Music History cognate considered. The ideal candidate will have strength in both historical musicology and world music, demonstrated excellence as a teacher, experience in using current instructional technologies, and strength in one or more areas of need in the department.
  • APPLICATION: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching excellence, transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation by July 13, 2015, to: Dr. Kevin Hibbard, Chair, UWG Department of Music, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118. khibbard -at- westga.edu
  • Posted to AMS-L 6/30/15
  • Any news yet? You'd think they'd need to move fast, given they need someone in residence in 17 days!! (7/17/15)
  • Request permission to contact references (7/17/15)
  • Phone interview (7/20/15)
  • Offer made, but rejected (7/28/15)
  • Offer made, and accepted (8/5/15) (Molly M. Breckling, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - 2010, Austin Peay State University, adjunct)

University of Washington: Assistant Professor, American Music Studies (Deadline: 15 November 2014) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • The School of Music at the University of Washington is seeking a versatile, boundary-crossing scholar/musician with a broad specialization in American music for a full-time (100%, 9-month) tenure-track position, to begin in September 2015. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • The individual selected will have the unique opportunity to play a critical role in developing and launching new degree programs in American Music Studies. The School of Music is recognized for its present strengths in jazz, contemporary composition, and traditional academic areas of American music studies, and it is anticipated that the new American Music Studies programs will enhance and expand these strengths in many significant and innovative directions. The ideal candidate will be conversant with the many styles and genres of American music—including concert music, avant-garde and “experimental” music, jazz, blues, musical theater, opera, film music, popular music, folk and community music, country music and rock—in both their historical and their contemporary manifestations, and will be able to demonstrate scholarly expertise and achievement in at least one of these areas. Applicants must have a conferred terminal doctoral degree or foreign equivalent prior to the start of the appointment.
  • University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position will offer opportunities for close scholarly and curricular collaboration with colleagues across the School of Music and beyond. Teaching will include American music courses on both undergraduate and graduate levels, for both majors and non-majors, and will present opportunities to introduce courses designed by the candidate.
  • Other duties will include the advising of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing American Music Studies, and service on graduate degree and other departmental committees.
  • Applications should include (1) a letter describing the applicant’s experience, interests and suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly work, and (4) three letters of reference (sent directly to the Search Committee Chair by the writers).
  • Materials should be submitted via email to: Larry Starr, Chair, American Music Studies Search Committee: amerms at uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 2014.
  • Any movement on this one?
  • I was wondering the same thing (1/13)
  • Rejection email received (1/13) x2 (1/16) x4
    • Thanks for being cool enough to post about the email.
  • Rejection email received (1/20): 3 finalists selected out of 130+ applicants (x2)
  • Have received no word either way, and now am confused about where I stand. Anyone in the same boat? (1/16). x10
  • Campus visit scheduled
  • Search concluded. No finalist was made an offer. 
  • Any ideas if they're going back to the pool or failing the search?
  • In attendance at the Society for American Music conference this weekend, overheard many stories about the way this search went down, ranging from inappropriate conversations/lines of questioning from committee members to uncertainty about the level of support any ultimate candidate might receive from the institution while navigating the track to tenure within this position.  Would be curious if others (attending or not) got a similar sense...
  • It’s important to remember that search committees can/do see these wiki pages. The above poster should take their hearsay to the “Universities to Fear” page and share their second-hand experiences in a different venue. Whoever posted above has inadvertently put all three final candidates into the awful situation of potentially being “difficult” job candidates. This isn’t fair to any of them, nor is it appropriate. If it was a finalist who posted, they have put the other finalists into an awkward situation by their own anonymity. If anyone has questions or concerns with this search, please contact Larry Starr at lstarr@uw.edu. 
  • It's important to remember that the above poster is stating her or his personal opinion. Moreover, it's by no means evident to me that anyone has put candidates for this position in an "awful situation." Most people reading this site, I would suggest, take what they read here with a pinch of salt and don't consider it the next Watergate. As if anyone is really going to email a faculty member in this department about this search...

University of Waterloo: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 October 2014) FILLED: Maisie Sum, Univ of British Columbia 2012, Univ of WaterlooEdit

  • Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time regular faculty position in Global Music at the University of Waterloo. The appointment will begin July 1, 2015 at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
  • The College will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014. The College is committed to employment equity. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 
  • For further information about the position, qualifications and application procedures, see: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/contact-us/positions-available/faculty-position-global-music-0
  • Request for course evaluations (11/21)
  • Request for phone interview (12/4)
  • Invitation for campus interview (12/19)
  • https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/news/distinguished-ethnomusicologist-hired

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Assistant Professor of Music History and Applied Instruction (woodwinds or low brass) (Deadline: 12 March14 August 2015) FILLED: Jonathan Borja, 2010 UMKC (DMA)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Music History and Applied Music (woodwinds or low brass). Our department seeks an engaging teacher/scholar/performer who can inspire and guide students in all aspects of music. The department and the university are committed to being an inclusive community as well as a supportive learning and teaching community. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar and/or performer, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation and career goals.
  • Primary responsibilities include instruction of a four-course Music History sequence (two courses in the fall and two courses in the spring), two sections of music appreciation (with a multi-cultural component) and applied lessons. Additional responsibilities may include other areas dependent upon the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Required: Earned DMA or PHD at the time of appointment with a concentration in Music History, one or more year(s) of experience teaching music history or music appreciation, and applied music.
  • Desirable: Experience teaching Music History and/or Music Appreciation, and Applied Music at the college level. Evidence of scholarly publications or presentations. Interest or experience in developing online course instruction and courses covering non-western music.
    • Updated as of 7/14/15:
    • Required: Earned DMA or PHD at the time of appointment in Music or other relevant field.
    • Preferred: Earned degree with a concentration in Music History, one or more year(s) of experience teaching music history or music appreciation, and applied music. Experience teaching Music History and/or Music Appreciation, and Applied Music at the college level. Evidence of scholarly publications or presentations. Interest or experience in developing online course instruction and courses covering non-western music.
  • Electronic submission of application materials is required. In order to ensure full consideration, candidates should submit their application materials by 03/12/15. Please include the following: A) a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how you meet the required as well as the desirable qualifications in the position description; B) a current vitae/resume and C)the names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. At least one of your references must have observed or evaluated your teaching abilities.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning on 03/13/15 and continue until the position is filled. The position begins August, 2015.
  • If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Terence Kelly at tkelly@uwlax.edu.
    • Updated as of 7/14/15:
    • At the time of application, please include the following: A) a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how you meet the required as well as the desirable qualifications in the position description; B) a current vitae/resume and C) the names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. At least one of your references must have observed or evaluated your teaching abilities.
    • Position Contact Name: Dr. Chris Frye, Department Chair, cfrye@uwlax.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Assistant Professor of African Languages and Literature, with an expertise in Music Studies (Deadline: 18 November 2014) FILLED: Damon Sajnani (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ABD)Edit

  • The Department of African Languages and Literature (ALL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015 in African and African diaspora cultural studies, with particular expertise in music studies.
  • Ph.D. prior to start of appointment. The ideal candidate for this position will be an intellectually flexible scholar, well-versed in contemporary cultural, critical, or literary theory, who will be able to actively support the Department’s interest in the interdisciplinary study of African cultures. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the interdepartmental initiatives in global music studies and African studies. Specialists in African popular music, African diaspora studies, sound studies, political/social theory, and/or critical race studies are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special courses devoted to the appointee’s areas of specialization. It is the department’s expectation that the successful candidate will become a vital member of the intellectual life of the Department of African Languages and Literature, a top- tier African Studies Program, the African Diaspora and Atlantic World Research Circle, and the Global Music Studies initiative. Service to the department, college, university, and academic community nationally or internationally is required.
  • Please send a cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 15-25 page writing sample, and names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee in due course. All application materials should be submitted online at http://go.wisc.edu/4uk170 . If necessary, materials may also be sent as e-mail attachments to Professor Aliko Songolo (asongolo@wisc.edu), Chair, Department of African Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Please copy search committee co-chairs, Professors Tejumola Olaniyan (tolaniyan@wisc.edu) and Ronald Radano (rmradano@wisc.edu).
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 18, 2014.
  • Additional information about this position and any updates available at: http://go.wisc.edu/nd2rw8.
  • Request for phone interview (12/10)
  • Campus visits begin 2/2
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Musicology Lecturer (part-time) Deadline: 26 June 2015 FILLED: Erin Brooks, Washington University in St. Louis 2010, UW-Madison LecturerEdit

  • Working Title: Musicology Instructor
  • Official Title: SENIOR LECTURER(D80BN) or LECTURER(D80DN) or ASSOC LECTURER(D80FN)
  • Degree and area of specialization: PhD in Music/Musicology/Ethnomusicology required.
  • Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Two years of teaching at the college/university level and significant experience in music/musicology field required. Preference given to those with previous experience within UW Madison's Music program.
  • Principal duties: Teach Music 103, Music Cultures of the World. Conduct office hours, answer student questions and queries, grade students, handle emails and other related course administrative duties, attend meetings related to position as appropriate, and supervise two teaching assistants.
  • Additional Information: There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of course(s) listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.
  • Department(s): L&S/SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months), Depending on Qualifications
  • Term: This position will end on MAY 22, 2016.
  • Appointment percent: 33.3% - 33.4%
  • Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 24, 2015
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Application must be received by: JUNE 26, 2015
  • HOW TO APPLY: Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #83132 to:
Benjamin Schultz
3561 Humanities
455 N. Park St.
Madison WI 53706-1483
  • Phone: 608-263-4018
  • Email: assistantdirector@music.wisc.edu

University of York: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 12 February 2015) FILLED: Hauke Egermann, Hannover ZSN 2009, Technische Universität BerlinEdit

  • University of York - Department of Music
  • Location: York
  • Salary: £37,394 to £45,954 a year
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 16th January 2015
  • Closes: 12th February 2015
  • Job Ref: 4029
  • We seek an outstanding, research-active individual with specialist interests in one or more of the following domains: Music Psychology, Popular Music, Media Aesthetics, Music for Stage and Screen. The purpose of this appointment is to bring new diversity to the department’s portfolio of research and teaching.
  • It is essential that you have a clear research vision and a strong publication track record in relevant peer-reviewed international fora. Prior experience in teaching and research in higher education is desirable for this role, as you will contribute to research (including the supervision of research students), teaching and administration within the department. You will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • The start date for this appointment is 1 September 2015 and salary will be within the range: £37,394 - £45,954 a year.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ambrose Field: ambrose.field@york.ac.uk
  • Rejection email received, 19 Feb.  (x2)
  • https://www.york.ac.uk/music/news-and-events/news/2015/newstaffbringspecialistmusicpsychologyandmusictechnologyexpertise/

Valley City State University (ND), Woodwind Specialist/Music History Faculty Tenure-track (Deadline: 12 December 2014) FILLED: Jason Laczkoski, University of Iowa ABD (DMA)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Valley City State University seeks an experienced woodwinds teacher and performer for a tenure-track appointment for Fall 2015. Duties to include applied teaching of single and double reeds, teaching the Woodwinds Methods course, coaching chamber ensembles (including Jazz), and teaching the department Music History sequence. Other courses may be taught depending on candidate's experience. The candidate will have responsibility for growing and maintaining their applied studio and contributing to the musical life of the department through regular performing. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, in addition to scholarship, service, and student advising.
  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: An earned masters degree in music; teaching experience; demonstrated skill in applications of technology in music. Strong secondary teaching area.
  • QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Doctorate in woodwind performance.
  • SALARY, BENEFITS, AND TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Commensurate with education and experience. Group health and disability are provided. Participation in TIAA-CREF is part of the state higher education retirement program. This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position. Criminal background checks will be conducted on all hires. Duties begin August 2015.
  • PDF applications are encouraged (see email below). If desired, printed materials may be sent to:
Dr. Christopher Redfearn, Chair
Department of Music
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072
(701) 845-7377 or (701) 845-7272
music@vcsu.edu ~ www.vcsu.edu/jobopenings
  • Complete applications include a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference with full contact information sent from the author, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable for application, if hired official transcripts will be required), a videotaped demonstration of teaching and performing, and completed VCSU faculty employment application located at www.vcsu.edu/jobopenings/. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.
  • It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that reference letters are submitted in a timely manner. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after December 12, 2014 may not be considered.

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand): Associate Professor in Music Studies (pre-1800) (Deadline: 30 March 2015) FILLED: Samantha Owens, Victoria University 1995, University of QueenslandEdit

  • Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM)
  • Associate Professor in Music Studies
  • Base Salary Range: NZ $117,408 - $127,063 per annum
  • Permanent full time position
  • Reporting to Director of NZSM
  • Associate Professor in Music Studies is a pivotal role within the school and requires someone with a well-established international research profile and current active networks. You will be a leader and an outstanding teacher focussed on creating distinctive academic opportunities for our students. We aspire to work in an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary way with colleagues throughout the university and in the wider community, with a special strategic focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Our programme engages in performance-led musicological research and teaching. This position would welcome someone with performance-practice scholarship, especially in music prior to 1800. All staff are encouraged to engage with and contribute to projects in the wider community.
  • NZSM has a proud heritage of research in music prior to 1800, informing teaching and learning of the highest calibre. You will have active international networks, a stellar research portfolio and be an experienced teacher and research supervisor at tertiary level. Proven leadership and engagement skills are also essential to this position.
  • Further information can be obtained from Marcia McNab, Executive Assistant to the Director, marcia.mcnab@vuw.ac.nz, phone +64 4 463 5342
  • Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies
  • Applications close, Midnight New Zealand time, 31 March 2015 (note: this is 7am Eastern Daylight Time on March 30)
  • Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers
  • Reference 557

Virginia Wesleyan College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 02 February 2015) FILLED: Bryson Mortensen, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2012 (DMA Choral Conducting)Edit

  • VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (VWC) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music, beginning fall of 2015. A D.M.A. or Ph.D. in Music is required. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in one or more of the following: Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, Early Music, Chamber Music, and/or Music Business.
  • VWC seeks a committed teacher/scholar/performer who will be professionally active and will assist in growing the dynamic Music Department, recruiting new students, fostering undergraduate research, advising students, and advancing the colleges quest for Phi Beta Kappa recognition. The successful candidate should have applied experience and an educational philosophy blending theory and practice, as well as a record of effective teaching.
  • Course assignments may include, but not be limited to, Music Theory, Music History, Ensembles and/or Applied Teaching based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. Experience in establishing relationships with community groups and other educational institutions is a plus. The teaching load is three four-credit courses per semester. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package is offered.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of reference as PDF attachments to Ms. Leslie Hines, Assistant to the Music Search Committee, at ljhines@vwc.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Michael Trotta, Coordinator of the Music at mtrotta@vwc.edu.
  • Any movement? (3/22)
  • Rejection letter recieved from Dean indicating list of candidates to be interviewed had been chosen (3/27)

Washington and Jefferson College: Assistant Professor of Music, non-tenure track (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Anoosua Mukherjee, ABD NYUEdit

  • The Music Department of Washington and Jefferson College, a selective private liberal arts college in Washington, PA, seeks a music historian for a non-tenure track, renewable appointment. A related field in music business, music technology, or arts management is highly desirable. Keyboard skills are a strong asset. Outstanding teaching is a hallmark of the College and evidence of teaching ability is essential for consideration. W&J strongly encourages students to study abroad and also recruits students from around the world. As a result, the ability to work with an interesting and diverse student population is essential.
  • The department offers a B.A. in Music. In addition to providing music history courses for music majors and minors, the department supports the general education curriculum of the College through its classes and programming. This position will focus primarily on offering music history and literature courses in the Western canon. Additional teaching responsibilities may include developing new courses in the related field of study. Departmental and College service are expected. Research, publication, and other professional activities are strongly encouraged and supported.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.M.A. preferred, ABD considered. Teaching experience highly desirable.
  • Consideration of candidates will begin on 12/01/2014 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are required to submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a short statement of their philosophy of teaching, 3) C.V., and 4) a list of three references. The letter of application should address the candidate's ability to contribute to the liberal arts mission of the College and ability to work effectively with a diverse student population. Applications should be sent to hr@washjeff.edu (Please type Assistant Professor Music in the subject line).
  • I have to protest. A "non-tenure track, renewable appointment" is not an Assistant Professorship. It's dishonest for W&J to say that it is.
    • Numerous (at least a few?) other institutions with NTT Assistant Professors, though, so not unheard of. (That is not to say that it's ideal in any way, though.)
    • Yes; there's no official standardization of these things, a school can call positions whatever they'd like. My institution (not W&J) extends "assistant professor" to include part-time non-renewable faculty, as long as they teach enough classes to receive benefits.
    • Request for phone interview 2/11 (x2)
    • Invitation for campus interview 2/19

Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 23 October 2014) FILLED: Clare Bokulich (STANFORD 2015, UC Davis)Edit

  • Washington University in St. Louis announces a full-time, tenure-track position in music at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2015. We are seeking a musicologist with a primary expertise in the European concert tradition, particularly music before 1800; candidates with multiple areas of expertise are encouraged to apply, as are scholars with strong interdisciplinary orientations and an ability to engage other sub-disciplines.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in musicology, a promising record of publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Those with several years of post-doctoral experience are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who wish to pursue interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise; pursue research and publication; supervise independent projects, theses, and dissertations; and participate on department and university committees
  • Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on October 23, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching interests to:  Dr. Dolores Pesce, Chair, Musicology Search Committee, Department of Music, Washington University, Campus Box 1032, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.
  • The Washington University Music Department is encompassed within the School of Arts & Sciences. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs and the following graduate degrees:  Master of Music in Keyboard; Master of Arts in Musicology and Theory; and Ph.D. in Musicology and in Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our applied music teaching staff includes members of the local jazz community and of the St. Louis Symphony. Our student body consists of highly motivated, academically-oriented young men and women who pursue music primarily as a means of personal enrichment and less commonly as a professional goal.  We especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.
  • See full description at http://music.wustl.edu/people/jobs

Request for writing sample, teaching video (2014-11-17) x2

Request for Skype interview (2014-11-25) x2

Request for campus visit (2014-12-18)

Rejection letter received, stating the position has been accepted by Clare Bokulich. (3/20)

Congratulations, Clare! (x2)


Washington University in St. Louis: Lecturer, Musics of the World (part-time, 1-year) (Deadline: Review begins 09 April 2015) FILLED: Ruth Mueller, Univ of Sheffield 2013, St. Louis UniversityEdit

  • Washington University announces a one-year part-time position for the 2015-16 academic year, teaching Musics of the World, one section per semester.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD
  • Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
  • Send, via electronic submission, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu.
  • Review of applications to begin April 9.
  • N.B. According to Wash U jobs site, this ad was posted April 8.

Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology, 1-year (Deadline: 15 April 2015) FILLED: Rachel S. Vandagriff, UC Berkeley 2014Edit

  • POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP IN MUSICOLOGY
  • Washington University announces a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Musicology. Our postdoctoral program features mentoring from senior faculty, participation in the full intellectual life of the department and college, and a teaching expectation of two courses per semester. Anticipated schedule: Fall 2015, a 400-level topics course and a Freshman seminar; Spring 2016, a 300-level course within our 3-semester Western music history survey and a 100-level course.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D., earned before the start of the Fall semester 2015.
  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Send, via electronic submission, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels, daniels -at- wustl.edu. Review of applications to begin April 15. Please direct any specific questions related to the teaching assignment to Todd Decker, tdecker -at- wustl.edu.
  • Posted to AMS-L 4/2/15
  • Is anyone else getting an error today when trying to log into the WashU Jobs site? (4/15/15)
    • You don't need to log in. The application is to be submitted via e-mail. (4/15/15)
    • This is what I initially thought, based on the wording from AMS-L. But then when I clicked the link, there was a jobs website with an online application form. It was working as of yesterday afternoon, but seems to have gone down at some point last night. I just tried it on a second computer and got the same error. I am planning to e-mail it as a backup right now (4/15/15).
    • For what it's worth, I don't see any mention of the online careers system in the posting on the music department website: https://music.wustl.edu/people/jobs.
  • Request for Skype interview received on 4/20 and did the Skype interview the same week. (x2)
  • Any follow up?
  • Rejection letter, date April 29. Includes name of the postdoctoral fellow. x3
  • Can anyone other than the person above confirm? I did the Skype interview but did not get anything from them...
  • Rejection letter arrived by snail mail

Wellesley College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2014) FILLED: Kariann Goldschmitt (UCLA, 2009; University of Cambridge, Fixed-Term Lecturer)Edit

  • Faculty position in Ethnomusicology at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to: cultivate an active research agenda; teach a 2 and 2 course load; develop new courses in World Music in a specific area of specialization; offer courses in Field Methods, Global Pop, and, ideally, Jazz; guide student research; and participate in departmental and college service.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae at https://career.wellesley.edu. The  names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) If there are difficulties submitting online, please contact working at wellesley.edu for assistance. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is October 15, 2014.
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology preferred (ABD considered); open specialization (ability to teach jazz and/or music of the African diaspora strongly desirable, regardless of primary specialization); demonstration of outstanding scholarship evidenced by conference participation and publication; teaching experience; and interest in mentoring the department’s Jazz/World Music program.
  • Request for SEM/Skype interview 10/29 x6
  • Has anyone heard anything since SEM?
  • Request for syllabi and writing samples 12/4
  • Offer made and accepted.

Western Washington University: Assistant Professor, Music and Society (Deadline: 01 December 2014) FILLED: Mark Miyake (Indiana 2009, SUNY Empire State College)Edit

  • About the Position: Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University seeks applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Music and Society beginning September 2015. We seek a colleague with strong disciplinary or interdisciplinary expertise in a popular music-related field such as ethnomusicology, music performance, or audio technology who is passionate about teaching. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the use of music, on one hand, as a tool for cultural cohesion and preservation and, on the other, as a tool for deeper understanding across cultures and for creating positive social change. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising students who want to integrate music studies into their student-faculty designed interdisciplinary concentrations (majors) and advising students in Fairhaven’s Minor in Audio Technology, Music and Society.
  • About the College/Department: Fairhaven College cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world. Among its interdisciplinary offerings is a longstanding emphasis in audio recording, taught at a studio at the College, and a strong interest in the performance of popular music among faculty and students.
  • Fairhaven College is building a culturally diverse curriculum, faculty, and student body and strongly encourages applications from applicants who can serve as role models to our students, offer a range of perspectives and scholarly interests, and serve well in an increasingly diverse university community.
  • Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate’s teaching will include developing and teaching Music and Society courses, offering music-related courses in Fairhaven’s interdisciplinary core curriculum, and teaching interdisciplinary electives in the faculty member’s areas of expertise and current interest. The faculty member will also be expected to supervise independent study projects and gradually take a leadership role in coordinating the Audio Technology, Music and Society Minor, in addition to other administrative service to Fairhaven College and the University. The professor of Music and Society must continue creative activity or scholarship to achieve tenure at Western Washington University.
  • Required Qualifications:
Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree, or MM, in music or music-related field
College teaching experience in a music-related field
Demonstrated record of creative activity or scholarship
Extensive knowledge of music history and popular music
Ability to engage students in a critical dialogue about music's use as a tool for social transformation
Commitment to working with diverse students and faculty and understanding power and privilege in a diverse society
  • Preferred Qualifications:
Direct experience in the professional practice of creating and/or producing music, with both a critical and practical understanding of the commercial music field
Knowledge of current audio recording practices, equipment and software
Demonstrated ability to teach musical analysis in an interdisciplinary context
Ability to build relationships between students, local/regional music performers, venues and social change and civic leaders
  • Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applications must be submitted via Western’s electronic application system for employment (EASE): https://jobs.wwu.edu.
  • Please include a cover letter, resume and short statement of your educational philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are to be sent separately by their authors via email to kathy.hutchinson@wwu.edu.
  • Semi-finalists will be asked to provide additional information, including teaching evaluations and course materials prior to invitation for interviews.
  • Closing Date Notes: Application review begins December 1, 2014; position is opened until filled
  • Any word on this position?​ Still early but curious. (12/29/14)
  • The email I received with this announcement says that the search closes on Jan 2. Does anyone know if applications can still be submitted?
  • The deadline posted has been Dec 1, 2014 but not sure about a closing date. In what email did you receive this info if you don't mind me asking? (12/31/14)
  • Not the original poster but also encountered this issue. It was advertised through the SEM listserv initially with an incorrect submission email and original deadline of Jan 2 2015 and this advertised job call had the same exact formatting as the later job call that can be found currently online. I sent an email inquring about the differences but have not received a response as of yet. (12/31/14)
  • Request for a phone / skype interview (6/1/15) X 2
  • Clarification question: The scheduled phone / skype interview times are in the Pacific time zone, yes? Yes! and thank you for the heads up!
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/22)
  • Received rejection letter via snail mail.  It was accidently addressed to Mr. ... and instead of editing and re-printing, "Mr." was simply crossed out with pen and "Dr." was scribbled above.  Times are tough, folks!  x5
  • phone call from the Dean that an offer had been made and accepted.

Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (one semester) (Deadline: 02 March 2015) FILLED: Anicia Timberlake (UC BERKELEY, 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Musicology for Fall 2015.
  • Teach two courses: “Musics of the 20th Century” for music majors and an elective course in music history for the general student. A complete listing of courses and their descriptions can be viewed at http://www.williams.edu/courses.
  • Doctorate in Music required. Doctorate must be completed by fall of 2015. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level desirable.
  • A letter of application, detailed resume and three letters of reference must be submitted by March 2, 2015. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/28277. Please do not send any additional supporting materials until requested. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
  • Any word on this one?
  • Rejection email announcing that the position has been filled by Anicia Timberlake (3/26).

Wesleyan University: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Music (1-year) (Deadline: 10 April 2015) FILLED: Alexander Waterman, NYU 2014Edit

  • The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified teacher and scholar with strong skills in the teaching of Music Theory and History. This is a full-time one-year visiting position beginning July 1, 2015.
  • RANK: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.
  • DUTIES: Teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate music theory and history courses. Advising majors and non-majors, and supervising undergraduate capstone projects. The teaching load is five courses (3-2 load) per year.
  • INSTITUTION: The Music department’s courses range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the MA in music, and the PhD 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

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. completed or very near completion by July 1, 2015; teaching experience in a college or university environment.
  • You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) writing sample.
  • You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.
  • After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
  • DEADLINE: Review of applications begins April 10, 2015 and the position will remain vacant until filled.
  • Please contact Deb Shore, Administrative Assistant (dshore@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.
  • Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.
  • For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.
  • Any news here?

Wharton County Junior College: Instructor of Music (full-time) (Deadline: 16 March 2015) FILLED: Rochelle Waddill, University of Houston (MM), Wharton County adjunctEdit

  • Job Title: Instructor of Music
  • Closing Date/Time: Mon. 03/16/15 5:00 PM Central Time
  • Salary: $42,550.00 - $54,050.00 Annually
  • Job Type: Faculty Full Time
  • Location: Sugar Land Campus, 14004 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Pay for this position is based on a nine month contract. Anticipated start date for this position is 08/24/15.
  • The permanent responsibility of a faculty member is to provide the most effective instruction possible in his/her discipline. Supervision is received from appropriate supervisor. The faculty member works to insure that his/her instruction is meeting the educational needs of students.
  • Requirements: This position requires a Master’s Degree (in Music or other discipline) and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Music from a regionally accredited institution. This position requires credentials that meet minimum requirements for teaching at the post secondary level set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and accrediting agencies for individual programs. A criminal background check is required.
  • To be considered for this position, all qualified applicants must attach to their online application the following documents:
1. Transcripts showing degree(s) conferred
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Cover Letter outlining teaching philosophy
4. Copy of Sample Syllabus
5. Copy of Sample Course Exam

Yale-NUS College: One-Year Music Faculty Position (Deadline: 15 March 2015) FILLED: Nirmali Fenn, Oxford University 2010, NYUEdit

  • Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking one faculty member in music in any of the following fields: Composition, Music Theory, and Music from 1900 to the present. Interest in and ability to teach basic to intermediate western music theory in a liberal arts context is desirable. This search is being held at the assistant professor rank and is tenable for one year with the possibility of renewal for another year following review.
  • Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring within their specialties and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum. Demonstrated ability to teach outside of one’s discipline is a plus. The successful candidate may be asked to coordinate Student Music, which involves: coordinating student music groups; providing opportunities for co-curricular music experiences on campus; leading a chamber ensemble; and liaising with other arts administrators and faculty on campus and in the wider Singaporean arts community. For information about the curriculum, please refer to http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum.
  • Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply in advance of March 15, 2015, when the Search Committee will initiate its review. Consideration will be ongoing until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Skype, and finalist candidates may be invited to Yale-NUS College campus early in April 2015. For general inquiries, please refer to http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg, or email Rajeev Patke, Search Committee Chair, Division Director, and Professor of Humanities: at yale-nus.college@yale.edu.
  • Yale-NUS College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For additional information about the College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, and to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/careers/faculty/. To directly access the application portal, please visit: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.
  • Did ANYTHING happen with this search?  I get the sense it was either 1) cancelled or 2) they had an internal candidate, likely with a Yale connection.  We have a right to know.
  • Filled by a composer/theorist.

UPCOMING DEADLINESEdit

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

  • 24 Sept 2014 - American University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 30 Sept 2014 - KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium): Assistant Professor of Musicology (tenure-track)
  • 01 Oct 2014 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor of Music (ethnomusicology)
  • 01 Oct 2014 - Rice University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2014 - University of California, Santa Barbara: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2014 - University of Waterloo: Assistant/Associate Professor 
  • 10 Oct 2014 - Colorado College: Assistant Professor of Music Technology
  • 10 Oct 2014 - DePauw University: Assistant Professor of Music History (post-1600)
  • 10 Oct 2014 - Northern Arizona University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Latin America)
  • 15 Oct 2014 - Central Washington University: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 15 Oct 2014 - Emory University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2014 - Pomona College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2014 - University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2014 - University of Delaware: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 15 Oct 2014 - Wellesley College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 17 Oct 2014 - University of Oxford: Associate Professor or Professor of Musicology
  • 20 Oct 2014 - Columbia University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 20 Oct 2014 - Rider University (Westminster Choir College): Assistant Professor
  • 20 Oct 2014 - University of California, Riverside: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 23 Oct 2014 - Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 31 Oct 2014 - Boston University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 31 Oct 2014 - Boston University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 03 Nov 2014 - Temple University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory
  • 14 Nov 2014 - University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology (pre-1700)
  • 14 Nov 2014 - University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Music Since 1900)
  • 15 Nov 2014 (or until filled) - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (ethnomusicology - Latin America)
  • 15 Nov 2014 - Indiana University-Bloomington: Postdoctoral Resident Scholar
  • 15 Nov 2014 - Skidmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2014 - State University of New York, Oswego: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2014 - University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Professor of Musicology (pre-1750)
  • 15 Nov 2014 - University of Victoria: Assistant Professor of Musicology (post-1950)
  • 15 Nov 2014 - University of Washington: Assistant Professor, American Music Studies
  • 18 Nov 2014 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of African/African Diaspora Music Studies
  • 28 Nov 2014 - University of Oxford, St John's College: Junior Research Fellowship
  • 01 Dec 2014 - City University of New York, Graduate Center: Associate or Full Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2014 - Oberlin College: One-year Sabbatical Replacement (late-18th, 19th, 20th century music)
  • 01 Dec 2014 - University of California, Berkeley: Musicianship (full-time lecturer)
  • 01 Dec 2014 - University of Louisville: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2014 - University of South Florida: Assistant Professor of Contemporary Critical Theory/Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2014 - Washington and Jefferson College: Assistant Professor of Music, non-tenure track
  • 01 Dec 2014 - Western Washington University: Assistant Professor, Music and Society
  • 08 Dec 2014 - University of Michigan: Faculty Position in Carillon and University Carillonneur
  • 10 Dec 2014 - Mount Holyoke College: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 12 Dec 2014 - University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Musicology (17th Century)
  • 12 Dec 2014 - Valley City State University: Woodwind Specialist/Music History Faculty Tenure-track
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Colby College: 1-year Faculty Fellow in World Music/Cultural Criticism
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Kenyon College: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Music (1-year)
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Roosevelt University: Assistant Professor of Music History (American Popular Music)
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Roosevelt University: Assistant Professor of Music History (1600-1900)
  • 16 Dec 2014 - University of Melbourne: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Music Scholarship and Performance
  • 31 Dec 2014 - Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 31 Dec 2014 - Oberlin College: One-year Sabbatical Replacement (American Music)
  • 05 Jan 2015 - Grand Valley State University: Assistant Professor of the Arts
  • 09 Jan 2015 - Northeastern University: Professor and Chair of the Department of Music
  • 09 Jan 2015 - St. Patrick's College: Research Fellow in Popular Music Studies (1-year)
  • 10 Jan 2015 - Brandeis University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music and American Culture (2-year)
  • 12 Jan 2015 - Akita International University: Full-time Faculty Position in Japan Studies
  • 12 Jan 2015 - University of Utah: Assistant Professor, 20th/21st Century Musicology
  • 12 Jan 2015 - University of Utah: Assistant Professor, Pre-1750 Musicology
  • 15 Jan 2015 - Potomac State College of West Virginia University: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music
  • 16 Jan 2015 - Highline College: Music Instructor, tenure-track
  • 16 Jan 2015 - Hillsdale College: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 19 Jan 2015 - Laramie Community College: Music Instructor, full-time
  • 19 Jan 2015 - Lewis-Clark State College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 30 Jan 2015 - Chinese University of Hong Kong: Associate/Assistant/Research Assistant Professor of Musicology (pre-1900) (extended deadline)
  • 30 Jan 2015 - College of Marin: Music Instructor, tenure-track
  • 30 Jan 2015 - New England Conservatory: Full-Time Faculty, Department of Music History & Musicology
  • 01 Feb 2015 - Bar-Ilan University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology/Music Theory
  • 01 Feb 2015 - Denison University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Feb 2015 - Sarah Lawrence College: Guest Position in Ethnomusicology (1-year, half-time)
  • 02 Feb 2015 - Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music and Worship
  • 02 Feb 2015 - Virginia Wesleyan College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 09 Feb 2015 - Indiana University-Bloomington: Director of the Latin American Music Center
  • 12 Feb 2015 - University of York: Lecturer in Music
  • 15 Feb 2015 - Smith College: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Musicology
  • 15 Feb 2015 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Full-time Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Music Theory
  • 16 Feb 2015 - Luther College: Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track
  • 22 Feb 2015 - Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer in Popular Music
  • 25 Feb 2015 - Peabody Conservatory: Full-Time Faculty Member in Musicology
  • 27 Feb 2015 - Florida State College at Jacksonville: Professor of Humanities
  • 27 Feb 2015 - Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Mar 2015 - Colby College: Visiting Faculty Fellow in Music
  • 01 Mar 2015 - New York University: Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 01 Mar 2015 - New York University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 02 Mar 2015 - Birmingham City University: Professor of Jazz Studies
  • 02 Mar 2015 - Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 04 Mar 2015 - Stanford University: Lecturer, Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC) (extended deadline)
  • 06 Mar 2015 - Bryan College: Music Faculty
  • 13 Mar 2015 - Harvard University: Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization
  • 13 Mar 2015 - University of Oxford: Departmental Lecturer in Music (3 years)
  • 13 Mar 2015 - University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Lecturer in Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Mar 2015 - Jackson State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (extended deadline)
  • 15 Mar 2015 - Yale-NUS College: One-Year Music Faculty Position
  • 16 Mar 2015 - Wharton County Junior College: Instructor of Music (full-time)
  • 23 Mar 2015 - Case Western Reserve University: Historical Keyboard Lecturer
  • 23 Mar 2015 - Middle Tennessee State University: Director of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture
  • 26 Mar 2015 - University of Chester: Lecturer in Popular Music
  • 30 Mar 2015 - Niagara County Community College: Music Instructor (tenure-track)
  • 30 Mar 2015 - McGill University: Postdoc in Music Information Retrieval (1-year)
  • 30 Mar 2015 - Victoria University of Wellington: Associate Professor in Music Studies
  • 31 Mar 2015 - Muhlenberg College: Music Lecturer/Assistant Professor
  • 02 Apr 2015 - Palo Verde Community College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure track)
  • 06 Apr 2015 - State University of New York, Geneseo: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (1-year)
  • 06 Apr 2015 - University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • 09 Apr 2015 - Washington University in St. Louis: Lecturer, Musics of the World (part-time, 1-year)
  • 10 Apr 2015 - Howard University: Lecturer, Music History (non-tenure track)
  • 10 Apr 2015 - Wesleyan University: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Music (1-year)
  • 15 Apr 2015 - Swarthmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (2 years)
  • 15 Apr 2015 - University of Miami: Chair, Department of Musicology (Associate/Full Professor)
  • 15 Apr 2015 - University of Oxford, St. Peter's College: College Lecturer in Music (part-time, 1-year)
  • 15 Apr 2015 - Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology (1-year)
  • 17 Apr 2015 - University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music Performance Studies
  • 20 Apr 2015 - University of Oxford, Merton and University Colleges: Stipendiary Lecturer in Music (1-year)
  • 21 Apr 2015 - Keele University: Lecturer in Music (half-time)
  • 22 Apr 2015 - Keele University: Lecturer in Musicology (full-time)
  • 24 Apr 2015 - Muskegon Community College: Humanities Instructor (full-time)
  • 26 Apr 2015 - University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer I in Music Appreciation and/or Music Education
  • 28 Apr 2015 - University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor of Music (Composition)
  • 30 Apr 2015 - Goldsmiths, University of London: Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 04 May 2015 - Southeast Missouri State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology/Double Reed
  • 11 May 2015 - University of Maryland: Two Lectureships in Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
  • 13 May 2015 - University of Memphis: Lecturer in Music
  • 15 May 2015 - University of Lausanne: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 27 May 2015 - Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music (Fall 2015, part-time)
  • 28 May 2015 - University of Cambridge: Two Temporary Lectureships in Music
  • 31 May 2015 - University of Vienna: Full Professor of Comparative Musicology (Ethnomusicology)
  • 01 Jun 2015 - Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: Faculty Positions in Digital Humanities
  • 03 Jun 2015 - Bowling Green State University: Visiting Instructor, Musicology
  • 10 Jun 2015 - University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Music
  • 12 Jun 2015 - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology: Tenure-track position in Music History and Theory
  • 15 Jun 2015 - Knox College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (Spring 2016)
  • 15 Jun 2015 - Saint Xavier University: Music Adjunct, Music History/World Music
  • 17 Jun 2015 - University of Leeds: Lectureships (3) in Music
  • 19 Jun 2015 - Oxford University: Research Assistant
  • 20 Jun 2015 - University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology (1-year)
  • 21 Jun 2015 - Durham University: Lectureship in Music
  • 21 Jun 2015 - Newcastle University: Lecturer in Contemporary and Popular Music
  • 24 Jun 2015 - City University London: Lectureship in Music
  • 25 Jun 2015 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Professorial Staff, Music (part-time, permanent)
  • 25 Jun 2015 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Professorial Staff, Music (part-time, fixed-term to July 2016)
  • 26 Jun 2015 - University of Alaska-Fairbanks: Term Instructor of Music Theory (and Music History)
  • 26 Jun 2015 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Musicology Lecturer (part-time)
  • 01 Jul 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Instructor/Lecturer of Musicology (1-year)
  • 02 Jul 2015 - University of Bristol: Teaching Fellow in Musicology
  • 06 Jul 2015 - University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Lecturer, Musicology (full-time)
  • 07 Jul 2015 - Leeds College of Music: Curriculum Co-ordinator (Senior/Principal Lecturer: Popular Music)
  • 13 Jul 2015 - University of Akron: Visiting College Lecturer, Musicology (1 year)
  • 13 Jul 2015 - University of Leeds: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (3 years)
  • 13 Jul 2015 - University of West Georgia: Instructor, Music History
  • 14 Jul 2015 - Birmingham City University: Lecturer in Music
  • 24 Jul 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Visiting Instructor, Music (full-time)
  • 29 Jul 2015 - University of Arizona: Postdoctoral Research Scholar (part-time)
  • 01 Aug 2015 - Paine College: Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track (Music Appreciation/Keyboard)
  • 03 Aug 2015 - Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 06 Aug 2015 - Cameron University: Temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor - Music
  • 06 Aug 2015 - University College Cork: Professor of Creative Practice
  • 12 Aug 2015 - Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 14 Aug 2015 - University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse: Assistant Professor of Music History and Applied Instruction (extended deadline)
  • 15 Aug 2015 - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Lecturer of World Music
  • 21 Aug 2015 - University of Ulster: Lecturer in Music
  • open until filled - Aims Community College, Music Instructor (full-time)
  • open until filled - American University of the Middle East: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music
  • open until filled - Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Professor in Sacred Music
  • open until filled - Central Michigan University: Musicology Lecturer
  • open until filled - Columbia University: Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships
  • open until filled - Duquesne University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology / Musicology (one-year)
  • open until filled - Eastern Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • open until filled - Elgin Community College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track)
  • open until filled - Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor of Humanities/Music (1-year)
  • open until filled - Georgia College: Assistant Professor of Music-Musicology (tenure-track)
  • open until filled - Loras College: Assistant Professor of Music (History or Theory)
  • open until filled - The New School: Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts (1-year)
  • open until filled - Regis College: Assistant Professor in Music and Humanities
  • open until filled - Shorter University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • open until filled - Soochow University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • open until filled - University of Delaware: Music History (adjunct)
  • open until filled - University of Denver: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Musicology (1-year)
  • open until filled - University of Guelph: Assistant Professor of Musicology (2-year)
  • open until filled - University of LaVerne: Assistant Professor of Music
  • open until filled - University of Mississippi: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • open until filled - University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Music
  • open until filled - University of Pennsylvania: Two Assistant Professors in Musicology
  • open until filled - University of Southern California: Part-time Lecturer in Musicology

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

  • A note from an admin: please don't delete entire sections of the wiki without leaving an explanatory note somewhere as to why.
  • It's that time of year again: if you have an announcement regarding paper/panel selection for the 2015 AMS National meeting in Louisville and you are ready/willing to share, here's the place to do it.
    • Notified of acceptance (4/14) x6
    • Not yet heard (4/14) x2 (seconded on 4/15)
    • My apologies for breaking the wiki's "code of positivity," but this is so infuriating! I have found success in nearly every professional forum (publication, grants, conferences, teaching, etc.), except AMS National. Given the paucity of papers on well known works, or based on traditional analytical approaches from last year's program (as noted in the NYT), I do have to wonder if proposals like mine are being rejected simply because they are not sufficiently trendy. Personal frustration aside, I do fear that the laudable inclination to include non-traditional topics and approaches is beginning to result in the exclusion of the traditional, at least in in this particular forum. I understand that such trends tend to swing back and forth like a pendulum, and that many scholars who focus on non-traditional topics have felt the same frustration in past years, but I do wish there was a way to come to equalibrium on this issue (or at least avoid the extremes).
    • AMS National is not the be all of musicological scholarship, so don't get too down about it. If it makes you feel better, I had a proposal rejected by AMS twice (and actually only ever presented it at a chapter meeting) but it ended up published in a very prestegious journal. I've had papers accepted that I thought were much weaker too - just a real crap shoot. If you're American-based then consider going to Europe to give a paper. It helps the CV quite a bit to have the international presentation on there (and you go to Europe instead of Louisville, which is a bonus).
    • I can guarantee you, the program committee does not in any way reject papers because of topic choice. Approaches, perhaps in rare occasions, but not topic choice. If getting into the AMS national meeting is important to you (and as the the above comment points out, it's by no means the definitition of musicological scholarship) it is crucial to bite the bullet and take a frank look at how you are writing your abstracts, and see how they match with the prevailing aesthetic of what is accepted. Not topic or intellectual approach, but the way your work is framed and represented. Ask for feedback from trusted mentors, and swallow your pride. I know that sounds harsh, but it is what I did after many years of constant rejection. Since coming to terms with the fact that perhaps my own personal vision of an AMS abstract was not shared with the various program committees (which of course change every year!), I've been successful every (other) year. x1
    • FWIW, I've been rejected every time for more 'traditional' scholarship (and have had the same abstracts/topics accepted to a wide variety of other national & international venues & publications). In my limited discussions with other scholars who have successfully applied to AMS, my impression is that panels are more likely to be accepted than individual papers, regardless of topic. Wondering if others have had the same experience.
    • I work in a very traditional field, and have had all abstracts accepted that were submitted over the past 10-12 years (so, three). I only am chiming in to say that there are strong ways of presenting all sorts of topics that will get the better scoring from the program committee. Asking a colleague to review the abstract, as mentioned above, is very good advice. And submitting the same topic (maybe with a rewritten abstract) the next year might get a better result, depending on the balance the next program committee is trying to create. This feels like a new concern if you are encountering it (lack of acceptance rate) in the past ten years, but the same was said by very senior scholars over twenty years ago.
    • Experiences here seem very individual, and despite what other comments have said, I do think there is *sometimes* a (usually unintentional) bias based on topic.  As someone who has served on multiple program committees (though not yet at the national level), posters who are simply stating that papers are never "rejected" because of topic are overlooking the number of proposals submitted: it's not just a matter of "rejection," but deciding the relatively select fraction that will be "accepted."  Often there are plenty of borderline proposals that are well-written, but hard decisions must be made.  I've had good luck overall at international and national conferences, but I also was rejected three times in a row by a regional society for different abstracts, ALL of which were immediately accepted at the national and international level.  I eventually realized that my topics were just not very much like most of the stuff presented at that regional society.  A similar thing seems to happen at the national level, particularly when it comes to more specialized areas of research -- some are trendy, others not.  I have a friend who has applied to AMS 5-6 times and has been rejected every time, even though she has sent her proposals to various high-powered mentors ("traditional" musicologists) in the field to get feedback, and they think her abstracts are great.  She has had the same topics accepted at numerous specialist conferences at the national and international level -- but AMS isn't interested.  (And yes, her work is very traditional musicology dealing with some historical figures who are well-known though underappreciated and not trendy at the moment.)  So, "your mileage may vary," but topic bias can and does exist.  Now -- whether that indicates some sort of *pervasive* bias against traditional topics?  That is a different question, and I don't believe that such a pervasive bias exists.  I do think there's always a certain fraction of papers that get accepted because of trendy topics/methodologies (or "buzzwords" in the abstract), but that's always the case.  "Traditional musicology" became so when it *was* the "trendy" way of doing things.
    • For whatever reason, I have been successful at the AMS national level (2/2 proposals accepted). But I think it's pretty safe to say that my topic is one of the most obscure, least trendy out there... and I suppose rather traditional, too, in that German wissenschaftlich kind of way... :-) I am waiting for my luck to change at any moment, though. I have certainly experienced my share of rejection on the job market. 4-22-15
    • What does it mean to be selected for AMS?  And what does it mean to be a musicologist?  If you are a performer your function, talent, and skill are clear.  You get on the stage and are judged.  Hearing is believing.  The same for composers.  They can actually hear what is happening and understand how to create music.  They can do dictations and sight sing.  These are real, practical, measurable, impactful abilities.  But what do musicologists really do?  Where is the talent?  What is feeding the ego except for a group of self-declared elites patting each other on the back?  Call me bitter if you want, but I suspect deep down many of you feel the same way.  And to anwer your question, no, I was not accepted either.  
    • To the above poster: no, I do not feel that way "deep down," and I think your comment demonstrates a profound and sad misunderstanding of humanitistic scholarship. Critique the institutional problems of the discipline (and the academy more broadly) all you want, but if you think that there is no intelligence or hard work required in producing good scholarship, then I don't see why you would want to be a part of this profession..  
    • As the OP on this topic, I would like to make it clear that--unlike the poster above--my frustration is with the selection process for the AMS national meetings, not the profession in general. I am not seeking validation of my work via selection to the national AMS meeting, but as someone still on the job market, I know that presenting at this event is one of those CV items that really catches the attention of hiring committees (especially when they are leafing through a few hundred applications for a single position). I'm sure there are more than enough qualified proposals to fill every conference, but if we are honest, it is not difficult to observe that the selection process can be unfairly influenced by topical trends, personal biases, and even less-than-honest practices (e.g., the selection committee member who shepherds his or her student's borderline proposal through the final rounds of decision-making). It is for all of these reasons that I am frustrated with the process, while hopeful to contribute to the profession.
    • I agree with the poster above who pointed out that you can always try to publish rejected papers. The professional payoff is exponentially bigger on the job market anyway. And when it comes out, it will be an eternal one-finger salute to the committee that rejected you.
    • The above comment about the greater value of published articles is spot on. Conferences can at times be useful to solicit feedback for work, but they are rather hit or miss in my experience. On the other hand, once a paper is far enough along to submit to a journal, the feedback will almost certainly be valuable—whether the paper is accepted or not. If it's accepted for publication, this "line on the CV" will be considerably more beneficial on the job market than a conference paper. It's better to focus on writing and publication than to get too hung up on conference acceptance rates.
  • In an above comment, someone mentioned that their impression is that AMS is more likely to accept panels than individual papers. I agree that this has been the conventional wisdom, but colleagues of mine have recently submitted very strong panel proposals that have not been accepted. I'm wondering if it is no longer "easier" (if that was ever actually the case) for a panel to be accepted because of a swell of panel proposals in recent years. Does anyone have any insight on this?
  • It is so helpful when comments have a date next to them! Please think about adding a date when you make a comment on a job listing. 10-11-14
  • Wiki Running Slow?? Has anyone else noticed this year's Wiki causing serious lags in their web browser? Or is my computer just getting old? 10-18-14 - I've noticed this too. And the updates aren't loading at the top of the page, either. 10-22-14
  • Yes, it is heavily bogged down by all the ads (more than last year, I think). 10-22-14
  • RSS feed at top of page has been fixed. Tip: if ads are interfering with site's functionality for you, consider creating a Wikia account (it blocks most ads as well as hides your IP address): http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Create_an_account
  • I've noticed this year (and perhaps last) a significant trend towards including community college positions. I'm not sure if they belong here. My thought is that while one is likely to apply and move across country for a one year that may lead to a tt, a CC job does not have that same weight. Also, keeping track of who's retiring and what departments are adding what kind of hires is of interest to the discipline as a whole. Would you move across the country for it? Do CC hires impact the discipline? I'm happy to be out voted but I don't think this is the best place for those postings.
    • Since the original poster here seems open-minded on this issue, I'll assume that they did not mean to suggest that people who teach at community colleges are any less a part of the discipline than people who teach at more "prestigious" college and universities. Many of us who teach (or hope to teach) at community colleges do so because we genuinely believe in the CC mission and believe that this is where our education and expertise can best be put to use—not because we have just failed to get a "real" job. To address the specific questions: Yes, I would move across the country for the right CC position (and correspondingly, I might not be willing to do so for a temporary job at a "better" institution). Yes, CC hires impact the discipline. And yes, I think they definitely belong on this wiki. x6
    • I agree with second poster, and thanks to both posters for the respectful tone in the discussion of this potentially incendiary topic (i.e., the role and/or importance of tt/university vs. cc).
    • Since I'm the one who has put many of the CC job listings on the wiki I thought I should weigh in (for the record, I am neither a musicologist nor on the market, just an "interested observer"). I have been posting full-time (but not part-time/adjunct) CC jobs that include the teaching of music history/music appreciation as a significant percentage of the job duties. This is in response to a discussion on the wiki a couple years ago that full-time CC jobs would be welcome. I am glad to see the consensus hasn't changed and will continue to post these as I find them. I hope people will update the CC listings with requests for materials/interview requests/job offers as they come in!
      • A few years ago (back when I was the wiki administrator), there was some discussion on the issue; the consensus was that people were interested in seeing the job listings, so we started adding them. The general trend in the field is that more and more searches are listed nationally, including community college jobs, so they're increasingly likely to come to the attention of our readers in their searching. YMMV.

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: 48

I am an ethnomusicologist: 26

I am a little of both: 26

I am currently in a TT position: 13

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 12

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

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 28

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 31

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 12

I was denied tenure and am back on the market: 

I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position: 4

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

I am working outside of the academy: 7

I am ABD and on the market: 23

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 8

I am a member of a search committee: 4

I will keep this wiki a positive place for discussion and not post negativity: 71

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 65

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 20

How much have we given (totaled together) to Interfolio this year: $905

Results Counter Edit

I have not had any bites: 9

I have had my references called: 11

I have had 1-2 requests for more materials: 24

I have had 3+ requests for more materials: 10

I have had 5+ requests for more materials: 4

I have had a "request for more materials" which turned out to be an embarrassing clerical error by the search committee: 2

I have had 1-2 requests for a phone/Skype interview: 20

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

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

I have had 1 request for a campus visit: 18

I have had 2+ requests for a campus visit: 8

I have received 1 offer: 4

I have received 2+ offers: 2

I am ABD and have received interest from a tenure-track search: 8

I am ABD and have received interest from a temporary/short-term faculty search: 1

A reliable source says it is likely an internal hire: 437 x6 + 24

Salary InformationEdit

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http://salaries.texastribune.org

http://www.sacbee.com/statepay/#req=employee%2Ftop%2Fyear%3D2013

http://new-york-employees.findthedata.com/

http://www.masslive.com/database/statepayroll/

http://connecticut-employees.findthebest.com/

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2013/10/23/public-employee-salary-database/3171481/

http://www.umsalary.info/

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/page/salary

http://archive.mycentraljersey.com/section/DATAUNIVERSE12/Datauniverse-Rutgers-University-employees

http://apps.newsobserver.com/know/uncga/

http://www.open.georgia.gov/

http://cascadepolicy.org/govdocs/state/universities/

http://www.ibhe.org/pa96266/search.aspx

http://www.uvm.edu/~isis/sr/sr13.pdf

http://extra.twincities.com/car/salaries/

https://opendata.socrata.com/Education/2013-Salaries-Pennsylvania-State-System-of-Higher-/26jq-uk2i

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