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Schools with Accepted OffersEdit

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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.
  • If an institution had multiple positions open this year, please indicate the position in parentheses.
  • For non-ABD faculty without PhDs, please indicate the terminal degree under the PhD column.
  • Please only list positions filled by musicologists/ethnomusicologists in this chart. Positions filled by non-musicologists should/can be noted on the main job listing below (with their degree in parentheses), but this chart is designed to demonstrate which ethnomusicology/musicology programs are placing their graduates.


Hiring Institution New Faculty PhD Date, Institution Current Position (if different)
Australian National University (Lecturer) Bonnie McConnell 2015 University of Washington
Bangor University James Cook 2014 University of Nottingham
Bates College Christy Thomas 2016 Yale University
Berklee College of Music Karl Haas ABD Boston University
Binghamton University Sarah Gerk 2014 University of Michigan Oberlin College
Boston College Timothy Mangin 2013 Columbia University The City College of New York
Boston University Rachana Vajjhala 2015 UC Berkeley
Brandeis University Karen Desmond 2009 New York University McGill University postdoc
Butler University (VAP) Clare Carrasco 2016 University of North Texas
California State University-Long Beach Elizabeth Lindau 2012 University of Virginia Earlham College VAP
Carleton College Megan Sarno ABD Princeton University
Carnegie Mellon University Alexa Woloshyn 2012 University of Toronto
Claflin University Heather Buffington Anderson 2016 Univ. of Texas at Austin
Colby College Roseen Giles 2016 University of Toronto
Columbia University Eben Graves 2014 Univ. of Texas at Austin Yale ISM Postdoc
Deutsches Museum Leon Chisholm 2015 UC Berkeley Columbia University, Italian Academy
East Los Angeles College Graham Raulerson 2011 UCLA UCLA & Glendale Community College (adjunct)
Eastman School of Music Darren Mueller 2015 Duke University
Florida Gulf Coast University Thomas M. Cimarusti 2007 Florida State University Texas Tech University
Grinnell College (Ethnomusicology) Peter Hoesing 2011 Florida State Univeristy Claflin University
Guttman Community College Angelina Tallaj 2015 CUNY Graduate Center
Hampden-Sydney College Vincent Rone 2014 UCSB St. Peter's University
Hong Kong Baptist University Andre Elias 2016 University of Washington
Indiana University (Asst Professor) Unknown
Indiana University (Early Music) Dana Marsh 2007 University of Oxford IU Visiting Associate Professor
Indiana University (Postdoc) Michael Bane 2016 Case Western Reserve University
Lewis and Clark College Kaley Mason 2006 University of Alberta University of Chicago
McGill University (Postdoc in Music Information Retrieval) Unknown
Maynooth University (Lecturer) Danielle Sofer 2016 University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Mount Allison University Amanda Lalonde 2014 Cornell University
Muhlenberg College Kassandra Hartford 2013 Stony Brook University Muhlenberg College VAP
Northeastern University Deirdre Loughridge 2011 University of Pennsylvania University of California, Berkeley
Regis University Trudi Wright 2010 University of Colorado Regis University
Princeton University (Asst Professor) Gavin Steingo 2010 University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
Queen's University Colleen Renihan 2011 University of Toronto
Saint Joseph's University (Spring 2016) Catherine Hughes 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill
Saint Joseph's University (2016-17) Unknown
Seton Hall University Paul Christiansen 2002 UC Davis University of Southern Maine
Southern Virginia University Keenan Reesor ABD University of Southern California
SUNY-Potsdam Erin Brooks 2010 Washington University in St. Louis University of Wisconsin-Madison, lecturer
Syracuse University Sarah Fuchs Sampson ABD Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Tufts University Melinda Latour O'Brien ABD UCLA
Tufts University (Part-Time Lecturer in Musicology) Jacob Sagrans ABD McGill
University at Buffalo Derek Strykowski 2016 Brandeis University
University College Cork (Permanent Lecturer) Jillian Rogers 2014 UCLA Indiana University VAP
University of Akron Samuel Dwinell ABD Cornell
University of Arkansas Kimberly Teal 2012 Eastman School of Music
University of Arkansas (1-year) Andrew Kohler 2015 Michigan
University of California, Berkeley (Assistant Professor, Musicology) Delia Casadei 2015 University of Pennsylvania Post-doc Cambridge University
University of California, Irvine Nicole Grimes 2008 Trinity College Dublin Keele University
University of California, Irvine Stephan Hammel 2014 University of Pennsylvania
University of California, Los Angeles (Ethnomusicology) Katherine Lee 2012 Harvard UC Davis
University of California, Riverside (Indigenous Studies) Unknown
University of California, San Diego Sarah Hankins 2015 Harvard University UMass Boston
University of Cambridge (Part-time Research Associate) Jonathan Clinch 2015 University of Durham
University of Chicago Jessica Swanston Baker 2015 University of Pennsylvania
University of Cincinnati Michael O'Toole 2014 University of Chicago Free University Berlin, Postdoc
University of Colorado, Boulder (Asst Prof, Ethno) Benjamin R. Teitelbaum 2013 Brown University University of Colorado, Boulder (Nordic Studies)
University of Colorado, Denever Aleysia Whitmore 2014 Brown University
University of Georgia Naomi Graber 2013 UNC-Chapel Hill University of Georgia VAP
University of Kansas Martin Nedbal 2009 Eastman School of Music University of Arkansas
University of Maryland, College Park William Robin ABD UNC-Chapel Hill
University of Miami Melvin L. Butler 2005 New York University University of Chicago
University of North Texas (Ethnomusicology/Music Theory) Vivek Virani ABD UCLA
University of North Texas (Musicology) April Prince 2009 UT Austin Loyola University New Orleans
University of Oslo (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship) Áine Mangaoang 2015 University of Liverpool St Patrick's College, Dublin City University
University of Oxford (Associate Professor) Gascia Ouzounian 2008 UCSD Queen's University Belfast
University of Rhode Island Vilde Aaslid 2014 University of Virginia Columbia, Mellon Postdoc
University of South Carolina Upstate Griffin Woodworth 2008 UCLA
University of Utah Elizabeth Craft 2014 Harvard University
University of Vienna Barbara Alge 2008 University of Vienna Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock
Victoria University of Wellington (Jazz Studies) Dave Wilson 2015 UCLA
Washington University Fritz Schenker ABD University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wesleyan University (VAP Ethnomusicology) Kate Galloway 2010 University of Toronto Post-doc, Memorial University of Newfoundland
West Texas A&M University Kimberly Beck Hieb 2015 University of British Columbia California State Univ., Sacramento

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches Edit

  • Bowdoin College: Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture
  • University at Buffalo: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 2016-Spring 2017)
  • University of California, Riverside: Global Arts Cluster, Assistant and Associate Professor (x4)
  • University of Washington, Assistant Professor - American Music Studies


Jobs for 2016 Edit

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2016" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2015-2016 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2016-2017 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between July 2016 and April 2017, 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.

Alamance Community College: Music Appreciation Instructor (full-time) (Deadline: 07 October 2015)Edit

  • Location: Graham, NC
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with education & experience; starting salary range: $4,416-$5,219 per month
  • Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
  • Benefits: Full fringe benefits
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Description: Music Appreciation Instructor, 9-month contract
  • Duties: Teach music courses in both the University Transfer and Associate in Applied Science degree areas. This instructor will assist with the development of course objectives, recruiting, student advising, committee assignments and attendance at college functions; perform other curriculum-related duties as assigned by the department head of Humanities and Fine Arts. Teaching assignment may include both day and evening classes.
  • Qualifications: Required: A master’s degree in music or a master’s degree + 18 graduate credit hours in music, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Degree and coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution. Preferred: Community college or university teaching experience in music; experience with online courses; familiarity with Moodle. Applicants should be qualified through education and work experience to teach a variety of courses in music including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Jazz, and Chorus.
  • DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS: commitment to the vision, mission, goals, core values and strategic plan of the College; innovative and creative educator committed to academic excellence, student success and retention; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other key stakeholders including educational and industry partners.
  • Applicants for full-time faculty positions are to submit a statement on their philosophy of teaching and learning as it relates to the community college setting. Applicants called for an interview will be requested to present a fifteen-minute lesson on a subject chosen by the screening committee.


American University of Sharjah: Assistant Professor (or higher rank) of Music (Deadline: 15 November 2015)Edit

  • The American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program invites applications for a position in Music.
  • Responsibilities include: Teaching three classes per semester for undergraduate students, including class piano, sight singing, and applied lessons (voice/piano preferred), conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on background and departmental needs, but could include courses in music history.
  • Required: Established reputation as a performer through publication and/or performance, record of successful teaching at the university level, and demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. An earned doctorate (D.M.A., Ph.D. or equivalent) in Music from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship with undergraduates. The new faculty member will contribute to the sustainability, growth, and development of the Performing Arts Programs (Music, Theatre, and Dance) artistic goals, and serve on college and/or university-wide committees.
  • Deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.
  • For the position, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: cashr@aus.edu. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a liberal arts university of approximately 6,000 students located in the Emirate of Sharjah, approximately 10 km from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The language of instruction is English. Benefits include on-campus housing for faculty.
  • Please visit www.aus.edu for information regarding the American University of Sharjah.

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Los Angeles: World Music Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two year conservatory programs. We are accepting resumes for part-time World Music instructors at its Los Angeles campus.
  • Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching at a college level. A strong background in ethnomusicology, musicology or advanced World Music studies is preferred.
  • Performance Credentials: AMDA differentiates itself from other performing arts colleges by having students learn from working faculty. Applicants must have performance experience within the industry; preference will be given to those with recent / current performance credits.
  • Experience teaching musicianship, piano, and sight singing is a plus.
  • Teaching Credentials: College-level teaching plus a willingness to learn curriculum-specific material, is required. Applicants will have experience in providing and maintaining a professional studio and performance atmosphere within the classroom. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with diverse populations and varying proficiency levels. Applicants will be able to communicate with students in a positive and effective manner.
  • Academic Credentials: Bachelor's degree (minimum) / Master's degree or higher (preferred) / or comparable educational or professional experience.
  • Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary history. Applicants with performing resumes and teaching resumes are encouraged to submit both.
  • Posted: 04/02/2016
  • Application Due: Open Until Filled

Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Popular Music (Deadline: 16 November 2015)Edit

  • Ref: 000197-4
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Faculty/Support Service: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
  • Salary: £31,342 - £45,954 p.a.
  • Closing Date: 16 November 2015
  • We’re seeking a committed and dedicated Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, with a specialism in popular music analysis and musicology, to join the staff team within the Department of Music and Performing Arts.
  • With a PhD or Professional Doctorate (or within 12 months of completion), you’ll have proven experience in teaching theoretical of popular music at undergraduate level. An ability to teach applied aspects of popular music is an advantage. You’ll be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, where appropriate, research supervision. You’ll play a significant role in the delivery of our BA (Hons) Popular Music course, whilst contributing to other courses and collaborating with the wider Music and Performing Arts team.
  • With a research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll make a contribution to the Department’s thriving research profile, and will engage in income generation. The position of Course Leader will be available to suitably qualified candidates.
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Jackson, Head of the Department of Music and Performing Arts, at paul.jackson@anglia.ac.uk.
  • Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 23 November.
  • (12/9) any news here?

Arizona State University: Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT) (Deadline: 04 February 2016)Edit

  • Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.
  • The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.
  • Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.
  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Australian National University: Professor and Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 21 September 2015)Edit

  • Job no: 505711
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Canberra / ACT
  • Categories: Academic
  • Classification: Academic Level E or D
  • Salary package: Level E $164,647 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Salary Package: Level D $132,857 to $145,457 plus 17% superannuation
  • We are seeking to appoint two continuing positions based in Canberra, one of which will be as Professor (Level E) and the second to be appointed at either Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E).
  • Position overview: These positions each offer an opportunity for an outstanding scholar to take up an ongoing research and teaching position at the ANU School of Music. The positions provide leadership and excellence in music which is essential for the discipline to flourish at the ANU. They involve the development of collaborative research and teaching links to cognate areas of the ANU and relevant external entities.
  • As Associate Professor / Professor, the appointee will be expected to undertake leadership and administrative responsibilities, including Head of School, as required. When serving as Head of School the position will report to the Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.
  • A level D Academic is expected to make an outstanding contribution to the research and teaching activities of the organisational unit and a Level E Academic is also expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and in fostering excellence in research in his/her area of research, in the organisation unit, within the institution and within the scholarly and general community.
  • For further information please see the attached position description.
  • Application information: In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
A statement addressing the selection criteria, noting the level of position for which you are applying.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
  • Applications for this position close on 21 September 2015.
  • For further information please contact: Dr Kylie Message, Interim Director, Research School of Humanities and the Arts. Phone: +61 (2) 6125 4421 Email: kylie.message@anu.edu.au
  • Posted to AMS-L 8/24

Australian National University: Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Music (1-year) (Deadline: 30 September 2015) FILLED: Bonnie McConnell, University of Washington 2015Edit

  • Job no: 505609
  • Work type: Fixed Term
  • Location: Canberra / ACT
  • Categories: Academic
  • Classification: Academic Level A or B
  • Salary package: Academic Level A $66,318 - $84,122 / Academic Level B $91,541 to $104,254 plus 17% Superannuation
  • Length of contract: 12 month fixed-term contract
  • The School wishes to strengthen its teaching, research, and outreach capability through appointments that are research and education focused. We are seeking in particular an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer who has an emerging profile as a teacher and researcher, with a preference for expertise in one or more of the fields of ethnomusicology, Indigenous Australian music, practice-led research, and music theory, and who might also have a willingness to contribute to performance activities in the School.
  • It is also expected that this position will contribute significantly to interdisciplinary academic activity within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, and play a major role in professional activities, including building philanthropic support.
  • For further information please see the attached position description.
  • Application information: In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
A statement addressing the selection criteria. Please address your selection criteria against the relevant academic level and note which level you are applying to.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
  • For further information please contact Dr Royston Gustavson. Email: royston.gustavson@anu.edu.au phone: +61 2 6125 4307

Ball State University: Assistant Professor of Music, Vocal Coach and Online Music History (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The School of Music invites nominations and applications for a full-time, contract faculty position beginning August 19, 2016 to serves as a vocal coach for our opera program and to teach music history courses online. Teaching assignments will include vocal coaching with our growing opera program and teaching music history online (MUHI 100 Tier 1). This appointment joins a team of music colleagues, as part of a faculty of 60 within the School of Music, who remain strongly committed to the teaching profession. Visit www.bsu.edu/music for more information.
  • Minimum qualifications: Completed master’s degree from an accredited college or university and a documented history of professional activity in the area of assignment.
  • Preferred qualifications: Completed doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain quality students on the collegiate level, exceptional creative/scholarly background.
  • Applicants should send a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, a short list of additional references who may be contacted, student evaluations if available and a certified transcript copy of highest degree earned to:
Dr. Ryan Hourigan, Director
School of Music
Vocal Coach Search
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Bangor University: Part-time Lecturer in Music (Spring 2016) (Deadline: 30 November 2015) FILLED: James Cook (Nottingham, 2014)Edit

  • The School of Music at Bangor University seeks to appoint a Lecturer for a 8-month period to contribute to the teaching of historical musicology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • The successful candidate will have academic expertise in music philology and editing, and will be able to teach across the broad spectrum of Western music history, including music before 1600. Experience in teaching harmony & counterpoint would be an advantage, and additional expertise would be welcomed in composition (in any style or genre), and performance (especially pre-1600).
  • Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher, and will have an emerging national or international profile as a scholar, with a doctorate completed (or about to be completed) in one of the areas specified above.
  • This is a fixed-term post at 0.5 FTE, of 8 months’ duration starting 1 January 2016.
  • Interested applicants are warmly invited to contact the Head of School, Dr Chris Collins, (c.collins@bangor.ac.uk), for informal discussion.
  • Has anyone heard about interviews?
  • Offer accepted. (1/11)
  • Congrats to James Cook!

Bates College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 February 2016) FILLED: Christy Thomas, Yale University 2016Edit

  • The Music Department of Bates College announces a one-year position for a musicologist, to begin on August 1st, 2016.
  • The teaching load for this position consists of five courses within the academic year. Teaching responsibilities include Classical Music in Western Culture, Performance in Western Classical Music, Music and Drama, and two courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. A completed or nearly completed doctorate in musicology is expected. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • The college and the Music Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
  • Qualifications: A completed or nearly completed doctorate in musicology is expected.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins on February 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation (one of whom can speak to your teaching experience or capabilities). Supplementary materials (graduate and undergraduate school transcripts and a sample of scholarly writing), if requested by the department, will be reviewed beginning Feb 25, 2016. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
  • 2/23: Request for Skype interview.
  • 4/22: Rejection letter indicating and offer was made and accepted. 

Bath Spa University: Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 October 2015)Edit

  • School/Department: School of Music and Performing Arts
  • Line Manager: Executive Dean of College of Liberal Arts
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 1.0FTE
  • Interview Date: 5 November 2015
  • This post will support developing research themes in creativity by bringing additional expertise and networks to BSU in the fields of Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology. The ability to contribute to themes of transnational creativity or interdisciplinary research work in the long eighteenth century, found in Music, History and Literary Studies, will be an asset. The successful candidate will have experience of obtaining external grant funding and plans to develop further successful bids to funding bodies (research council and educational charities). We are particularly interested in candidates seeking to lead or to contribute to bidding at European level (to Horizon 2020 and the European Research Council). The post holder will also contribute to teaching and will support the development of MRes and PGR programmes.
  • For an informal discussion about this post, please call Dr Charles Wiffen on 01225 875761.
  • About you (requirements)
You will have a sustained and substantial record of internationally recognized outputs in musicology/ethnomusicology.
You will be in a position to make a significant contribution of world-class work to the Research Excellence Framework.
You will have experience of generating substantial external funding for your research both within your own discipline and, where appropriate, across disciplines.
You will contribute significantly to the work of relevant research centres (specifically the Centre for Musical Research)
  • How to apply: To discover more or to apply please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.


Beloit College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Composition/Sound Studies (Deadline: 15 October 2015) FILLED: Yvonne Wu, UCSD ABD (Composition)Edit

  • Beloit College seeks an excellent teacher and productive scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Composition/Sound Studies beginning in August 2016. This faculty member will help the department continue to develop the music program’s new curriculum into one that embraces the intersections and interdisciplinarity inherent in a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will (1) hold a Ph.D. or DMA in music, including composition, sound studies, performance studies, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, or related fields; (2) be able to offer introductory courses in composition and sound studies, upper-level topical/thematic courses in their area of specialty (surprise us!); and (3) lead an ensemble that complements, expands, or augments existing offerings. [italics added]
  • For a more detailed description of the position, see the link above.
  • Inquiries may be addressed to Beth Pohl at pohlb@beloit.edu. Individuals will submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching/scholarship that includes a teaching philosophy, a description of the candidate’s teaching experience, and a research agenda, to musicapplication@beloit.edu, or send them to Beth Pohl, Department of Music, 700 College St., Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511. Application deadline: October 15, 2015.The search will remain open until the position is filled. AA/EEO Employer.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • What are sound studies? x2! :)
  • How about: An emerging academic field of research that brings together thinking from disciplines such as acoustic ecology, cultural anthropology and audio technology as a means to understand how the audible world is reflective of our social and phenomenological experience. Would be interested to see others' thoughts.
  • Not to be snarky, but read the New Grove article . Or the Wikipedia article.
  • From the theory wiki: (11/19) Received email to schedule phone interview
  • (1/22) Were any of the folks interviewed invited for a campus visit?
  • From the theory wiki: (1/24) Not me - perhaps they haven't gotten to making invitations?
    • From the theory wiki: (1/24) - I think you may be right.
  • From the theory wiki: (1/25) - Invited for a campus visit
  • From the theory wiki: (3/9) - Yvonne Wu, UCSD ABD (Composition)

Berklee College of Music: Part-time Faculty, Liberal Arts (Music of the African Diaspora) (Deadline: 30 November 2015) FILLED: Karl Haas, Boston University ABDEdit

  • Tracking Code: 815-215
  • Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for a part-time faculty member to teach Music History, specifically a course entitled Music of the African Diaspora in the United States. This person may have the opportunity to develop other music history courses.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree in musicology or ethnomusicology with a specialization relating to the topic of the course, Teaching experience, Student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Preferred: Doctorate in musicology or ethnomusicology, Academic expertise in an area of African music, Teaching experience at the post-secondary level, Experience teaching music history
  • START DATE: January 11, 2016
  • SUBMISSION PROCESS: Candidates should submit:
A cover letter of interest outlining background and qualifications

A curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least three references)

  • ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY. Please submit the following materials through our website at http://berkleegigs.silkroad.com. Address your materials to: Liberal Arts Faculty Search Committee, Attn: Simone Pilon, Chair, Liberal Arts Department.
  • APPLICATION REVIEW AND DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 30th and continue until position has been filled.
  • (12/22) Anybody heard anything about this yet?

Binghamton University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 09 November 2015) FILLED: Sarah Gerk, University of Michigan 2014, Oberlin CollegeEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Job Description: Teach master's-level research seminars and undergraduate survey courses in music history, elective courses for music majors, and general-education courses for non-majors. Advise master's theses and undergraduate Independent Study projects in Music History. Pursue scholarly research and publishing, developing a national and international reputation in the field. Support the Department through committee service, recruiting, and advisement.
  • Requirements: Earned Ph.D. in Musicology or Music History conferred by date of appointment, demonstrated success in teaching and scholarship, and primary research specialization in music of the Western notated tradition between 1750 and 1950
  • Desirable qualifications: Additional research and teaching interests in multiple areas of music history (including art, jazz, and popular traditions), interdisciplinary studies, and the intersections of music and gender, race, and class. The search committee particularly welcomes applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the field.
  • Application Instructions: Please provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • For questions contact Paul Schleuse at schleuse@binghamton.edu.
  • Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2015.
  • Request for more materials (11/24)
  • Any news?
  • Request for Skype interview (to be held Feb. 1-4) received (12/22)
  • Invitation for campus interview (2/8)

Boston College: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2015) FILLED: Timothy Mangin, Columbia University 2013 Edit

  • Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in Popular Music, American Music, and digital media arts. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a well developed research agenda, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, Boston College’s mission. The Boston College Music Department favors an integrated approach to the discipline that places popular music traditions within a broad cultural context and that emphasizes the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University, and develop the discipline of digital media arts.
  • Boston College is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, and the candidate’s willingness to contribute to this educational mission will be regarded as an asset.
  • Application packets, comprising a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the Interfolio online system at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30695. Please do not send additional materials until requested. Enquiries may be sent by email to musicdep@bc.edu. Please apply by December 15, 2015.
  • Request for more materials (1/20)x3
  • <--Were requests sent via snail mail or email? (1/20)
    • 1/21 requests were sent via e-mail
    • Any movement here? (2/3)
    • Nothing here yet (2/4)
    • 2/10 Did anyone get confirmation of materials submitted, or any word of progress? I'm taking radio silence to mean the search has moved on, but it would be helpful to know with more certainty. (x2, 2/15 still nothing) (2/18 still nothing)
  • 2/18 - Rejection e-mail received
  • 2/18 - Invitation for campus interview. x2
  • 2/21 - did the rejection emails go to people on short list, or all that applied? I haven't heard a thing ...
  • 4/19 - Notified last week that an offer was made and accepted

Boston University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 16 October 2015) FILLED: Rachana Vajjhal, UC Berkeley 2015Edit

  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Musicology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2016. Although candidates in any area of research will be considered, we particularly encourage applications from those with a specialization in 19th-century music. Applicants should have an earned PhD by the time of appointment, show clear evidence of and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong interest in interdisciplinary 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 also 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 or credentials file sent separately, by October 16, 2015, to:
Melissa Riesgo, Administrator
Musicology Search
School of Music
Boston University
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
riesgo -at- bu.edu
http://www.bu.edu/musicology/
http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music
http://www.bu.edu/khc/
  • We are 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.
  • Request for informal interview at AMS (10/29)
  • Any further news or outcomes?
  • Heard rumor (from reliable source) that campus interviews have been scheduled for early next year (12/15)
  • ^ (12/22) Can confirm, on-campus interview scheduled for January.
  • (2/18) Any news, rumor or otherwise? Have a colleague who was a finalist and prefers not to post on the wiki for privacy reasons.

Bowdoin College: Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • The Bowdoin College Department of Music invites applications for a faculty appointment in Ethnomusicology to begin July, 2016. We expect to make an appointment at the level of tenured associate professor or professor, although applicants appropriate for an appointment at the level of advanced tenure-track assistant professor will be considered. We especially welcome applications from candidates who could contribute courses that cross list with our interdisciplinary programs in Africana, Asian, or Latin American Studies. Performance experience and an ability to direct an ensemble preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester; one of these four courses could be replaced by directing an ensemble over the academic year. Courses will include introductory survey courses, an intermediate musicological methods course, and advanced seminars in the candidate’s areas of interest, along with occasional introductory courses on music theory. We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic balance of the Department and College faculty.
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover letter describing your scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy and your curriculum vitae. Names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Review of applications begins December 15.
  • Email requesting more materials; 10 people on long short list (1/6)
  • Any movement? (2/1)
  • Campus visits underway (2/28)
  • Has an offer been made? (3/22)
  • 4/17 An offer was made and not accepted
  • Search is being reopened next year at Assistant Professor level (6/10)

Bowling Green State University: Instructor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 05 August 2016)Edit

  • Position Title: Instructor in Ethnomusicology. Renewable appointment.
  • Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching world music and/or music appreciation in the general education curriculum, area studies courses in world music and other teaching duties as assigned by the chair and/or dean.
  • Qualifications: 1. Doctorate (earned Ph.D. or ABD) in Ethnomusicology (doctorate preferred). Area of expertise is open. 2. Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level preferred.
  • Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position, and in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials.
  • Applicants should submit in one merged PDF or Word 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 Leslie Galan at lgalan@bgsu.edu by midnight (EST), August 5, 2016. 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 and an official transcript showing the highest degree earned.
  • Questions can be directed to Dr. Katherine Meizel, Search Committee Chair, at kmeizel@bgsu.edu.
  • Appointment Effective August 2016
  • Applications will only be accepted electronically.

Brandeis University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2015) FILLED: Karen Desmond, New York University 2009, McGill University postdocEdit

  • The Music Department of Brandeis University seeks to hire a full-time musicologist at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17. Preferred specialties are music of the 20th/ 21st centuries, Medieval/Renaissance or Classical periods. *Candidates must have a completed PhD at the time of application and a proven publication record. Preference may be given to candidates with more than one field of specialization.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statements outlining teaching and research to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6533. Writing samples and letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date and should not be sent at this time.
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015.
  • Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Eric Chafe, Chair, Musicology Search Committee chafe@brandeis.edu.
  • Request for additional materials (12/7)
  • Any news here (2/9)?
  • Is there any news (2/23)?
  • 3/6 Interviews scheduled
  • 5/16 Karen Desmond was hired for the position. Congrats Karen!

Briercrest College and Seminary: Full-time Faculty - Music (Deadline: Open until filled, review began 15 January 2016)Edit

  • Application Start Date: Jan 15, 2016
  • Application Close Date: Mar 30, 2016
  • Briercrest College and Seminary invites applications for a full-time college faculty position in the area of Music which commences August 15, 2016 (pending final budgetary approval).
  • The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher and researcher delivering university level instruction in a Christian liberal arts environment. Specialists from all subfields will be considered. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate music courses, conducting/coaching ensembles (classical and/or contemporary), teaching in his/her area of expertise and helping to shape the future of a music program that has a long and distinguished history. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape an emerging music curriculum in Briercrest's engaging intellectual and spiritual environment where the liberal arts, alongside biblical studies, stand at the core of all undergraduate degree programs. Candidates should possess a doctorate in music (or equivalent professional experience) and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, research/performance, and service to the church. Questions about the nature of the post may be directed to the Dean of the College, Don Taylor (dtaylor@briercrest.ca).
  • How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three references with contact information to Mr. Rob Schellenberg (hr@briercrest.ca), Director of Human Resources, Briercrest College, Caronport, SK S0H 0S0. Additional materials will be required in the second round of the interview process.
  • Application deadline: Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Who we are: Briercrest College and Seminary is a private, confessional post-secondary institution in the evangelical Protestant tradition. Candidates must be committed to historic Christian orthodoxy and be sympathetic to the traditions of the college. All employees agree to sign a doctrinal statement and code of conduct. Information about the school can be found at the institutional web site, http://www.briercrest.ca.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Briercrest College and Seminary hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
  • Click here to view our Institutional Covenant


Brigham Young University: Musicology Faculty (tenure-track) (Deadline: 30 September 2015)Edit

  • Position Title: Musicology Faculty - (150394FAC)
  • Posting Number: 150394FAC
  • Desired Beginning Date: August 22, 2016
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Qualifications:
1. Doctorate in musicology
2. Specialty in early music is preferred
3. Record of research and college-level teaching
  • Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history
2. Offer seminars in area of specialization
3. Be active in research, publication, and professional associations
  • Close Date:
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete online faculty application and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, contact information for two professional references (from other than the three recommenders listed previously), and samples of scholarly work.
Prof. Steven Johnson, Search Committee Chair
School of Music
C-550 HFAC
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602
801-422-3217
steven_johnson@byu.edu
  • N.B. There is no deadline listed on the BYU website, but the posting on Chronicle Vitae gives a September 30 deadline: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000896849-01
  • Posted to AMS-L on 8/28 as "tenured/tenure-track." Job ad on BYU site still says 1-year Visiting Faculty. Hopefully this will be clarified.
    • 9/1 Online job ad now says tenure-track position. I have updated the above listing accordingly.
    • 9/24: I just submitted my application online. I got an automated message saying I did not meet job qualifications because I answered "no" to the question "do you have a PhD in musicology?" (I'm ABD, but my disseration will be submitted by job start date). Maybe they are not considering ABDs? I sent an email to ask for clarification--will report back when I get a response.
    • 9/25: UPDATE on point above: The question has been changed to "will you have a Ph.D. in musicology by the desired beginning date?" Make sure to answer yes, otherwise your application will be thrown out.
  • Email indicating search had moved on (without me) 11/11 [x2]

Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 16 November 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Butler University - Jordan College of the Arts
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Music of Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure-track. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Music History courses emphasizing the periods after 1800. Academic advising, student mentoring, advising master's theses, engaging writing-intensive courses, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A completed Ph.D. in musicology, with specialization in music after 1800, is required. A strong record of teaching college-level music history course must be present. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will have a background in developing online courses or using online course components. A secondary emphasis in World Music or another area of expertise will be expected. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with students of color.
  • APPLICATION: Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four (4) references. Please send application materials as a single PDF scan to:
Joy Rogers
School of Music Secretary
jlroger1@butler.edu
  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Received email request for additional materials (12/16/2015) x5
  • 1/19 Any updates?
  • 1/25 Request for Skype interview
  • 2/18 Received email indicating I was not selected for campus interview (I had a Skype interview)
  • 2/22 On campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • 4/15 Does the posting of the below ad indicate that this search failed?
  • 4/15 Yes, this search failed.

Butler University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 May 2016) FILLED: Clare Carrasco, University of North Texas 2016Edit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Music of Butler University, Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology, non-tenure-track.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Music History courses emphasizing the periods after 1800. Academic advising, student mentoring, advising master's theses, engaging writing-intensive courses, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate. Continuing excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity is expected.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A completed Ph.D. in musicology, with specialization in music after 1800, is required. A strong record of teaching college-level music history course must be present. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will have a background in teaching hybrid courses or using online course components. The ability to teach World Music is an expectation. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with students of color.
  • APPLICATION: To apply please submit a Butler application form available at https://www.butler.edu/sites/default/files/employee_application_form.docx, a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
  • Please send application materials as a single PDF scan to:
Joy Rogers
School of Music Secretary
jlroger1@butler.edu
  • Review of applications will begin May 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 4/16 Can we assume this is a one year position?
  • 4/18 Yes, both the Butler website and the job posting on Vitae specify that it is a one-year position.
  • 5/18 Request for campus interview
  • 6/15 Received letter of rejection (no campus interview)

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona: Music Industry Studies/Technology - Tenure Track (Deadline: 29 January 2016 or until filled)Edit

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Music Industry Studies/Technology
  • Effective Date: September 2016 (Fall Semester)
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Masters degree in Music from an accredited university by August 31, 2016
    • Evidence of 2 years of college or university teaching experience
    • Expertise in Digital Audio Workstations and Notation/Engraving Software
    • Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population
    • Active membership in relevant professional associations
    • Evidence of scholarly potential (conference presentations/performances, publications, grant development)
  • Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ph.D, DMA, MBA or JD
    • Significant professional experience in the music industry
    • Certification in ProTools and/or Sibelius by August 31, 2016
  • Duties: The successful candidate will teach music classes across the Music Industry Studies curriculum including Introduction to Music Technology, Computers and Music, MIDI Ensemble, Music Industry Studies Seminar, and multicultural General Education courses to a diverse student population. The successful candidate may supervise internships and senior projects in Music Industry Studies. Additional responsibilities may include teaching courses in the applicant’s field of expertise as well as existing courses including History of Technology in Music; Music in Film; Non-Profit Music; or Music Publishing, Copyright and Licensing. 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 scholarly work and will be expected to build connections with the music industry. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Required Documentation:
    • 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;
    • three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference. Please ask your letter writers to submit them via http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/mu-letters.shtml
    • a completed application available on the application website or at http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/mu.shtml;
    • two samples of work (a syllabus for a technology class, a composition, or a link to a recording or performance); and
    • an unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned from an accredited educational institution. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript.
  • Please address application inquiries to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Kim Guenette
Phone: 909.869.3548
Fax: 909.869.4145
Email: kaguenette@cpp.edu

  • Please address questions about the position to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Dr. Janine Riveire
Phone: 909.869.3562
Fax: 909.869.4145
Email: jhriveire@cpp.edu

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 29, 2016. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


California State University-Long Beach: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 16 November 2015) FILLED: Elizabeth Lindau, University of Virginia 2012Edit

  • Recruitment #2351
  • Position: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • Effective Date: August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology or official notification of completion of degree by August 1, 2016. Evidence of scholarship that will to lead publications and conference presentations. Demonstrated potential for effective college teaching. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
  • Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Strong record of scholarship leading to published research. Demonstrated experience teaching at the college level including topics related to popular culture or media, research methods, survey courses, and seminar topics.
  • Duties: Teach music history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervise theses and project reports. Engage in research, scholarly and creative activities as appropriate. Participate in service to the conservatory, college, university, and community.
  • Required Documentation
A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
CV (including current email address and a list of five references with contact information)
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Semi-Finalists will be asked to submit syllabi and a writing sample
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, five current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript
  • Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Carolyn Bremer, Director
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
(562) 985-5895 or carolyn.bremer@csulb.edu
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 16, 2015. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
  • 11/12 QUESTION: Does anyone have info on whether or not there's an inside candidate for this position?
  • 11/13 Yes indeed
  • 1/14 Any movement?
  • 2/1 None for me
  • 2/12 Request for phone interview (x3)
  • 3/1 Anybody heard anything since the phone interviews? (x2)
  • 3/2 Campus visit requested
  • 5/21 Any word here?
  • 5/24 Offer made and accepted

Cardiff University: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Deadline: 19 January 2016)Edit

  • Cardiff University School of Music
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund: Commemorating WW1: Conflict and Creativity
  • The project will provide a unique opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to participate in the successful design and delivery of a series of knowledge exchange events for the Commemorating WW1: Conflict and Creativity project. The successful candidate will act as researcher, animateur and event administrator, reporting to and under the guidance and mentorship of Dr Rowden and Dr Monika Hennmann (co-directors of Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)) and Dr Jenny Kidd (JOMEC).
  • This position is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for 3 months with a February 2016 start date.
  • Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)
  • Date advert posted: Monday, 4 January 2016
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 19 January 2016
  • Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received
  • Qualifications and Education: Recent award of a PhD in music, history, literature or related subject. Candidates who have recently submitted their thesis and are awaiting examination may also be considered. With knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
  • Additional Information: Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Clair Rowden (rowdencs@cf.ac.uk).

Carleton College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 18 March 2016) FILLED: Megan Sarno, Princeton University, ABDEdit

  • Carleton College invites applications for a position in musicology, at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, to begin September 1, 2016. This position will include teaching five courses over three terms, and advising senior projects. We seek a colleague who is a dynamic classroom presence with experience teaching a wide variety of music in a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate should have research interests in cultural musicology with the ability to enrich our course offerings and direct student research on a broad range of topics related to Western art music. Areas of particular interest might include symphonic music, opera, American musical theater, or non-Western music. The successful candidate should have the ability to advise student research in non-Western traditions.
  • We seek candidates committed to mentoring and advising a diverse student body. Candidates with particular experience teaching or leading conversations surrounding difficult questions pertaining to diverse viewpoints should speak to this in their application materials. Candidates who have particular interdisciplinary interests that fit into Carleton’s current intellectual community, as well as those who are able to combine elements of classroom and performance study, are encouraged to highlight these aspects of their background and teaching experience. The PhD or its imminent completion is required.
  • Application Documents: To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application; c.v.; and statements describing your teaching philosophy and your research. No further materials are required until requested. Application deadline is March 18, 2016.
  • Request for more materials 4/5 (x2)
  • Any movement? 4/25
  • Received very gracious rejection. 5/10 (x5) Too gracious, perhaps?
    • No way, I am always very thankful when a job takes the time to inform applicants that they didn't get it, especially when otherwise I just have to wonder and/or check here. (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted 5/12

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology/Music History (Deadline: 01 November 2015) FILLED: Alexa Woloshyn, 2012 University of TorontoEdit

  • Carnegie Mellon University School of Music announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Musicology/Music History.
  • POSITION & APPOINTMENT: Full-time, 9-month position at Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (without tenure) level, depending on qualifications. This is a tenure-track position, with appointment scheduled to begin on September 1, 2016.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: First and foremost, the successful candidate must be an outstanding teacher with the ability to impart a thorough knowledge of not only the history of the traditional, Western canon of music, but the syncretic musical intersections of the 20th and 21st centuries. Effectiveness in teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels is absolutely essential. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the intellectual vitality of the School and University through ongoing research, while also serving as mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The school seeks to appoint a person who can work with diverse students, faculty, and staff to effectively contribute historical and broader cultural perspectives to an instructional program that leads to degrees in performance and composition.
  • SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION: A terminal degree is required (Ph.D., D.M., D.M.A.)
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application with statement of interest in the position, a resume that includes education, experience, honors, professional activity and a list of at least 3 references who may be contacted to
Musicology/Music History Search Committee
School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
  • General letters of reference may be included, but the committee reserves the right to require letters directly commenting on the specific qualifications for this position later in the search process.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until December 15, or until the position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/23.
  • Has anyone encountered information on a way to apply other than snail mail?
  • No, how about doing what they ask you to do if you want the job?
    • Thanks, that's fantastically helpful and civil. [x3]
    • Indeed ... unnecessary and not exactly collegial. [x3]
    • No school is required to have an online application.
    • Of course not. Still, virtually every school accepts applications via email (it saves everybody considerable time and money). In any case, the point is there is absolutely no need to be uncivil when a colleague posts here a simple, inoffensive question. [x3]
  • Does anyone know if this is a new position? Or a replacement position? If replacement, does anyone know whose job it is?
    • This is a replacement position
    • I've heard some particularly damning critiques of the music dept.—specifically that they neither understand nor care about scholarship, and that when performance majors and grad students complain that academic seminars are hard, other applied music faculty reliably take their side and throw their academic colleagues under the bus.
    • I've heard CMU has never tenured a musicologist in its history.
    • A quick Google search turns up no instances of CMU having had an Assoc. Prof. of Musicology. Hey search committee, if you're reading this, be ready to explain to interviewees why they'd want to join your department...
  • Got a very polite snail mail letter confirming receipt of my materials, saying they were working on reviewing everyone's applications, and wishing me well. That's old-school, but really rather nice of them. [x3; agreed!]
  • I didn't get any snail mail letter. Can anybody confirm when the letter arrived? Thanks. [x4]
    • I believe I received my letter around 13 Nov.
    • I got two snail mail letters saying the same thing, one right after I sent the application (end of Oct) and a second around 13 Nov. Thought it was a bit odd. Perhaps a clerical error wherein one was meant for someone else?
    • To add to the mystery of the CMU letters: I sent my materials in before Nov. 1st (w/delivery confirmation). I received my letter today (12/10). It was dated 12/4 and postmarked 12/7. Perhaps they're sending these things in batches; I'll be interested to know if anyone else has just gotten one, or gets one in the coming days.
    • Received a letter today (12/14), dated 12/10.
    • I received a letter just a few days ago (12/28?) stating that all applications received by Dec. 15 were being considered. That may mean that we will start to see some progress. [x2]
  • Request for additional materials 01/09 [x3] <— Via email or snail?
  • What did they request if I might ask? 1/24
    • Recommendation letters, transcripts, and a broad request for any additional materials the committee should consider 1/25
    • 1/27 Did they give anyone a due date for these materials? I tried emailing the search chair but got no response. My recommenders would like to know.
  • Materials were requested via email. For the record, I never got a confirmation letter.
  • Did anyone who applied not get a confirmation letter?
    • Yes. (Meaning no confirmation letter.) [x5]
  • Campus interview scheduled (2/22)
  • Rejection email indicating a hire had been made. 4/8
  • Congratulations, Alexa!!

Centura College: Music History Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Music History Instructor
  • Centura College - Virginia Beach, VA
  • (Private, For-Profit Career College)
  • We are currently seeking dynamic and experienced individuals to teach Music History at our Virginia Beach, VA campus.
  • Must be available to work 8:30 am – 1:15 pm.
  • We are looking for candidates who have practical work experience so previous teaching is helpful, but not required! Among the other qualifications that we are looking for in an ideal candidate are:
  • Job Requirements:
Must have a Master’s Degree
Must have 18 graduate credits related to music
Must present a professional image and conduct him/herself in the same manner
Must be able to communicate with staff, faculty and students
  • If you have such prior experience and meet the above qualifications, then call me at 757-340-2121, and ask to speak to E.A. Simmons, Director of Education. Telephone me first! We need to hire someone that can readily communicate over the phone and is a good leader.

Chinese University of Hong Kong: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 31 December 2015 01 February 2016)Edit

  • Reference Number: 1516/128(737)/2
  • Closing Date: December 31, 2015
  • The Department is seeking an ethnomusicologist 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.
  • It welcomes applications from candidates with expertise in any aspects of Asian music, especially those with specialisation in any areas of Chinese music, to complement the department’s existing areas in ethnomusicology-Chinese music, music history, and theory-analysis. Further information about the department’s programmes is available at http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/~music/en/.
  • Applicants should have (i) a doctoral degree in a relevant area; (ii) demonstrated potential for developing as distinguished and productive scholars; and (iii) commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants for Associate Professorship / Assistant Professorship should also demonstrate a record of significant research achievement, successful teaching, and postgraduate student supervision experience. 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.
  • Duties include (a) teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) conducting independent research; (c) supervising research postgraduate students; (d) serving on student 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 2016, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. (Substantiation is not applicable to Research Assistant Professorship.)
  • 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 appointee.
  • The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.
  • Application forms are obtainable
(a) at https://www2.per.cuhk.edu.hk/; 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.
  • Please send the completed application form, full curriculum vitae with indication of the rank applying for, copies of academic credentials, a publication list, two items of research output, and three confidential letters of recommendation, 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 ‘Ethnomusicology Position Application - Confidential’ and the reference number on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.
  • Search extended: Re-posted to Chronicle Vitae on 1/14 with new reference number (Ref. 1516/156(240)/2), new deadline of 2/1, and this note: "Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (Ref. No. 1516/128/2) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance."
  • https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000920030-01

Christ's College, University of Cambridge: Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: 29 October 2015)Edit

  • Christ’s College invites applications for a four year stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for research in a specified area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • This award will be tenable from not later than 1 October 2016 and is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas:
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Architecture; Economics; Geography; History; History of Art; History & Philosophy of Science; Land Economy; Linguistics; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Theology
  • Applications must be submitted online via the Christ’s College website at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 29 October 2015. Reports from two referees must also be received by this date for the application to be eligible. Further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.
  • First shortlist/request for writing samples (11/09)
  • Email informing that my application had not been progressed to the interview stage (01/11)

City University London: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 18 July 2016)Edit

  • Lecturer in Music (fixed term)
  • Reference Number: KT60022307
  • Contract Duration: Fixed Term
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Salary Range (£): 35609 - 41254
  • The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Music for a fixed term of 12 months from 1st September 2016. The appointed candidate will have a PhD in an area of historical musicology, will have produced or will be on track to produce research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality and will demonstrate the capacity to make imaginative links between different areas of the Department’s work. She or he will be able to lead education across a range of areas including particular aspects of the Western art traditions from mediaeval to modern times; music aesthetics; and music analysis. Applicants whose work encompasses musical performance are especially welcome.
  • 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
  • Closing date for applications: 18th July 2016 11:59pm

Claflin University: Music History/Ethnomusicology (Assistant/Associate Professor) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Heather Buffington Anderson, UT Austin A2016Edit

  • Position Number: FT232
  • Position Type: Full-time, Tenure-track, Salaried/Faculty
  • Appointment Date: August 2016
  • Posting Date: March 1, 2016
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the western music history sequence, world music, and other courses within his/her areas of expertise; oversee general education courses in music appreciation; and develop and teach online courses. The candidate is expected to contribute meaningfully to the overall music program, participate fully in departmental recruitment activities, and promote the Department within the state and nationally. Other responsibilities include student advisement, serving on committees, grantsmanship, and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate degree in music history/ethnomusicology is required; a completed doctorate is required for a tenure-track appointment and rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to continue a research agenda and participate in service activities. Ability to teach in a secondary area such as music technology or applied lessons required.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, pending funding.
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit an application available at http://www.claflin.edu/about-cu/human-resources/employment/faculty-job-postings, transcripts of all university-level work, a detailed letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least five references (additional supporting documents may be requested of the final candidates) to:
Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Chair
Department of Music
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
  • E-mail: imcgee@claflin.edu
  • Office Number: 803-535-5234
  • (4/29) Offer made and accepted

Colby College: Faculty Fellow in Music (Deadline: 23 October 2015) FILLED: Roseen Giles, University of Toronto 2016Edit

  • The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for a Faculty Fellow (4/5 time, one year sabbatical replacement) in music history, beginning September 1, 2016. The department seeks a scholar with a specialization in music before 1800 and a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or D.M.A. by the beginning of the appointment; college teaching experience is strongly preferred.
  • Responsibilities include teaching an introductory survey of music history, the first two semesters of a three-semester survey for majors (to ca. 1820), and an elective in the candidate's area(s) of expertise.
  • Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to the following electronic mailbox: musicfacfellow -at- colby.edu
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/8
  • Informal interviews conducted at AMS. 11/17
  • Received email indicating that my application was rejected (11/24)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/14)

Colgate University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (1-year) (Deadline: 22 February 2016)Edit

  • The Music Department at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in musicology with a secondary field in ethnomusicology, beginning fall, 2016. Ph.D. or ABD in musicology preferred. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in music history, music appreciation and ethnomusicology. The successful candidate may also be asked to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. *Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters are submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6916.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Invitation for phone interview (3/2)
  • Invitation for campus interview (3/16)

College of St. Benedict/St. John's University: Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music (1-year) (Deadline: 01 February 2016) FILLED: David Dies, UW–Madison 2007 (DMA Composition)Edit

  • The Music Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invites applications for a full-time one-year position to begin August 2016. Primary responsibilities will be teaching courses in the two-year music theory and ear training sequence and teaching a two-semester music history survey course for music majors. Additional teaching opportunities will depend on the strengths of the candidate and the needs of the department. Candidates with interests in music technology or popular musical styles are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in musicology or music theory is expected (completed preferred, but will consider ABD).
  • Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in musicology or music theory is expected (completed preferred, but will consider ABD).
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online at http://employment.csbsju.edu. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, listing of courses qualified to teach, statement of philosophy of teaching and learning, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required for interview) and three recent letters of recommendation.
  • Recommenders should submit their letter of reference confidentially to Human Resources at employment@csbsju.edu. If your letters of reference are secured with Interfolio Service or another College/University, please contact them and have them send your letters to this email address.
  • Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • Request for phone interview (3/10)
  • On-campus interviews occured (4/17 and 4/22)
  • Position offered and accepted (5/9) (Dr. David Dies, DMA Composition, UW–Madison 2007)
  • (5/19) The qualifications explicitly stated a PhD in musicology or music theory was the minimum qualification. But the job went to an eminently qualified composer. Is it often the case that a composition degree is inadvertently left off the list of acceptable terminal degrees? Or is there another story to this search? (and since this is the internet, I should probably clarify: I am not bitter nor do I hold any ill will against Dr. Dies. He's taught for several years at St. Lawrence, so I'm sure he is a perfectly capable theory pedagogue. I'm only raising this as a point of discussion regarding the vagaries of search committees.)
  • (5/20) I long short listed here, and I got the sense they prioritized theory pedagogy over history pedagogy. So a composer with a terminal degree who has a lot of experience teaching theory would make sense from their perspective. (And, of course, composition terminal degrees can be either Ph.D. or DMA, depending on the program.)

College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music - Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 05 May 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track visiting faculty position that will begin August 10, 2016. We seek an individual with expertise in ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load. Required courses include MUSC/ANTH 241 Worlds of Music in both fall and spring semesters, two courses in the instructor’s area of interest/specialty, one each in Fall and Spring, at levels to be determined in consultation with department chair and faculty, and an ensemble (Fall and Spring).
  • Preferred Qualifications:  A Ph.D. or ABD is preferred at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2016>). Preference will be given to applicants who can direct the department’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (and who can demonstrate competence and training in the region’s instrumental traditions and repertoire). Applicants with expertise in other performance areas, particularly Javanese Gamelan and Latin American Music will also be considered.
  • EEO Statement: The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • Background Check Statement: The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
  • HR-generated email rejection (6/20)

Columbia University: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships (Deadline: 19 January 2016) FILLED: Eben Graves, University of Texas at Austin 2014Edit

  • 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, 2016.
  • A PhD, DMA or the equivalent is required. The degree must have been received between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2016. 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 January 19, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • For more information and to apply, please visit: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61975
  • Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • Campus interview scheduled (2/20)

Deutches Museum: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Musicology (Deadline: 12 April 2016) FILLED: Leon Chisholm, UC Berkeley 2015Edit

  • The new research group “Materiality of Musical Instruments: New Approaches to a Cultural History of Organology” (directed by Dr Rebecca Wolf) offers one position as a postdoctoral research scholar for a fixed-term appointment for 3 years, starting on 1 June 2016. The research group is funded by the Leibniz Association.
  • The research group’s focus lies on the materials in musical instrument building from the second half of the eighteenth century and asks how experimentation in this field influenced music and musical culture over time. The core aim of the group is to develop an extended concept of materiality for musicological research, combining methodologies from musicology with approaches from the history of acoustics and material studies.
  • The research group consists of three sub-projects; the postdoctoral position is to work on one of these sub-projects, entitled “Wood: Material of Nature and Music.” It focuses on one of the most diverse materials in musical instrument building. As early as 1968 Jean Baudrillard was discussing the supposed dichotomy of nature and culture in the context of wood, and asking questions about the tonal quality of the mate-rial and its potential to represent a worldview. This may serve as a theoretical starting point and could also make a case for the subject’s contemporary relevance. At the end of the eighteenth century, piano builders developed methods for maturing of wood to give it more stability; today violinmakers still go directly to the forest to look for wood with the correct tonal quality. Both kinds of instrument builders need experience, knowledge, and techniques to identify the ideal material and to work with it to best effect. Which current and historical processes govern this transfer of knowledge, and what can they tell us about the ideal sound quality? The topicality of wood as a subject for study includes current debates about sustainability in the manufacture of musical instruments. This ecomusicological aspect, and the implications for sound and tone, would be an important additional perspective for the project.
  • Major duties: Independent research on the sub-project “Wood: Material of Nature and Music;” Presentations and publications related to this sub-project and related topics within the discipline; Contribution to the conceptionalization and organization of the group’s colloquia and workshops, and participation in the activities of the research institute; Contribution to the development of the research group’s database and website.
  • Essential criteria: Completed doctoral degree in musicology or related field with focus to music or sound studies; Proven expertise in material culture studies, organology, and/or ecomusicology; Very good knowledge of English and proficiency in German
  • Desirable criteria: Research interests in cultural history and in the history of science and technology; focus on ethnomusicology, environmental studies and/or anthropology; Experience with interdisciplinary working methods; Good knowledge of digital humanities
  • Personal/social/methodological competences: Initiative, analytical ability; Communication skills, team work, cooperativeness; Focus on targets, ability to think in the abstract, organizational capacity
  • We offer: An interesting and diverse workplace with family friendly working hours in central Munich. A fixed term contract for 3 years, funded by the Leibniz Society. The Deutsche Museum offers an initial six-month contract with the option of renewal.
  • Salary scale: E 13 TV-L (3,517 – 4,112 € per month).
  • Part-time employment possible in principle (but not on a mini-job basis).
  • The Deutsche Museum supports gender equality in the workplace and especially welcomes applications from women. Qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference, providing their needs can be met within the requirements of the position.
  • Application process: Applicants should submit: a detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), copies of degree certificates (M.A., PhD), a research proposal on a topic related to the sub-project described above (max 750 words), and the name and address of two referees. Applicants may submit documents in English or German. The deadline is 12 April 2016 (CET).
  • If you have any further questions, please contact Rebecca Wolf, r.wolf@deutsches-museum.de, +49 (0)89 2179-282. We cannot consider applications that are received after the deadline.
  • Please send your application electronically with job reference No. 1615 as a single pdf-file to: bewerbung@deutsches-museum.de.
  • Posted on AMS-L on 3/23

Dickinson College: Assistant Professor of Music (Early Music/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: Review begins 16 November 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Early Music/Ethnomusicology at the rank of assistant professor to begin in July 2016. Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in either musicology or ethnomusicology (ABD with projected completion date prior to appointment start will be considered); demonstrated excellence in teaching; clear evidence of and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field; and an understanding of how the study of music contributes to a liberal arts education. A candidate’s interest in directing a performance ensemble related to their field of expertise will be considered but is not required of the position. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working collaboratively in a liberal arts environment, be prepared eventually to lead the department as Chair, and show the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body.
  • The position is a five-course load that is primarily topics driven. This would allow the candidate some flexibility in defining and designing their offerings. It would include an annual undergraduate survey of western music (800-1750); two 200-level courses in the history/cultural arena (current offerings include Ethnomusicology; Music in the United States; and Music and Film); an upper-divisional seminar (pre-1750 or cross-cultural); and a possible contribution to our theory, studio, or ensemble offerings. All courses within the department are open to both majors and non-majors. Interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogical approaches are encouraged.
  • Please submit the following:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Three Letters of Recommendation
TEACHING: Sample Syllabus or One-Page Statement of Teaching Philosophy
SCHOLARSHIP: Two examples of written work; One-Page Research Statement
  • Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https//jobs.dickinson.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015. Please direct any questions regarding the position to: rohrers@dickinson.edu.
  • Posting Date: 11/11/2015
  • Application Review Begin Date: 11/16/2015
    • (Applications will be accepted and considered after this date, but they highly encourage applicants to post materials by December)
  • This was posted four days before applications are due and they want someone to do a very unusual combination of things. Does this mean the job is likely being tailored to a specific internal candidate? Should I even bother applying as a "regular" early music scholar? (11/14)
  • Institutional Response: There is no internal candidate for the position; the position is replacing a retiring colleague. The early/ethno designation signifies what areas the candidate will be responsible for within the department (teaching), but the area of research specialization must not necessarily involve both early music and ethnomusicology. For example, it would be possible for an early music candidate to apply successfully whose research also dialogues with methods or issues within ethnomusicology. We envision quite a bit of flexibility for candidates in designing their own elective courses and seminars and look forward to what ideas a candidate has. The date associated with the search is not a final deadline, but just the date that the department will start tracking/reviewing applications (this is dictated by the college, not the department). Serious candidates should submit their materials by mid-December for full consideration. (11/15)
    • Kudos to you for this reply! Collegiality at its best. (11/16) x3!
  • 2/4 Any movement here?
  • 2/8 Request for telephone interview (x2)
  • 2/23 Any news?
  • 2/23 Did the phone interview last week, supposed to hear something this week either way...
  • 3/1 Ok, maybe hearing something this week then...?
  • 3/3 I am assuming that those of who did not hear, were not invited. We'll probably all get rejections once the contract is sealed.
  • 3/4 I think you're right, but I don't think it's the best form to say "we'll let you know either way" and then remain silent
  • 3/4 E-mail stating campus visits have been scheduled (omiting number out of courtesy for those invited), but that "your application still remains viable" until the position has been filled. x2

Dixie State University: Music - General Studies and Music Technology (tenure-track) (Deadline: 01 December 2015)Edit

  • Responsibilities: Organize and take responsibility for music general education courses (Intro to Music, Popular Music in America, and Intro to World Music). Design and teach music technology courses to meet NASM standards and needs of the profession. Teach 12 semester credit hours per semester. Teach private applied studio lessons. Assist in recruiting, advising, retention, and placement of students. Engage actively as a collaborating and committed member of the music faculty. Additional duties as assigned by the chair. Perform campus-wide faculty duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department, school, and other administrative unit meetings, service on committees, and adherence to campus policies.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in music from an accredited institution or equivalent experience. Experience teaching music academic courses and private applied lessons at the college level. Demonstrated ability to develop curricula in music technology and general music courses. Strong oral and written communication skills that contribute to a collaborative working environment among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Contract: Tenure track (9 month) faculty position. Salary is based on nationally competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefits package included.
  • Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins December 1st, 2015, and is open until filled. Visit www.dixie.edu/jobs to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including email), and unofficial transcripts electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17

Durham University: Post Doctoral Research Associate (full-time, 2-years) (Deadline: 23 February 2016)Edit

  • Grade 7 £31,656 - £37,768
  • 1.0 FTE Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Fixed Term for 2 years
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to pursue research in the field of entrainment within Durham University’s Music Department. The position is associated with the project ‘Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance’, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and designed to explore the dynamics of interpersonal coordination in music performance, its perception, and its cross-cultural variability. The project includes two workshops at Durham and a final conference at Sydney, and also involves a number of visiting researchers staying for periods in Durham, sharing materials and discussing research methods. The successful applicant will work directly with Professors Martin Clayton and Tuomas Eerola, and will be expected to take an active role in the operation and development of the research and in the research team’s collaboration. The role will also involve working with our project partners, Prof. Antonio Camurri (Casa Paganini – InfoMus, Genoa) and Prof. Peter Keller (MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney), including the opportunity to spend time as a visiting researcher at these institutions, and to work with a number of visiting researchers. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the dissemination of the research through contributions to publications and through attendance at global conferences, and will have opportunities to gain experience in teaching and supervision. The post is fixed term for a duration of 24 months.
  • More details about the project: http://dur.ac.uk/music/iemp/
  • Person Specification
  • Essential: 1. A PhD in music, ethnomusicology, music psychology, or another relevant field (awarded by the date of appointment). 2. Experience in analysis of audiovisual recordings. 3. Experience in computational feature extraction and time-series analysis techniques. 4. Demonstrable interest in cross-cultural music research. 5. Experience in presenting research results at conferences. 6. Ability to work successfully within a team environment
  • Desirable. 1. Experience of carrying out empirical studies of interpersonal entrainment. 2. Experience in preparing research papers for publication in peer-reviewed global journals. 3. Knowledge of appropriate computing environments and of statistics. 4. Awareness of methodological and ethical issues in ethnomusicology.
  • Contact for informal enquiries: Professor Martin Clayton, martin.clayton@durham.ac.uk
  • Close Date: 23-Feb-2016

Durham University: Teaching Fellow (Deadline: 12 June 2016)Edit

  • Reference Number: 001922
  • Post: Teaching Fellow in Musicology
  • Department: Music
  • Location: Durham City
  • Contract Type: Part Time, Fixed Term for 1 year from 1st October 2016
  • Grade: Grade 7 £31,656 - £ 37,768
  • Opening Date: 11 May 2016
  • Closing Date: 12 June 2016, (Deadline for applications is 23:30 on the day of closing)
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a part-time fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Musicology, tenable from 1 October 2016. The successful candidate will have expertise in the teaching of historical musicology, especially 19th and 20th-century music. The ability to support music analysis is also desirable. The Teaching Fellow will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum (lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops) at UG and PG Level.
  • Essential: 1. A PhD in a relevant subject area awarded by the time of starting the post. 2. Ability to teach at UG and PG levels of the curriculum. 3. Familiarity with the UK HE system. 4. Competence in the use of basic ICT applications, and the ability to make effective use of the DUO (Blackboard) online learning environment. 5. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. 6. A demonstrable commitment to teamwork and collegial working practices. 7. Ability to work well as member of a team.


East Los Angeles College: Music Instructor (Deadline: 11 March 08 July 2016) FILLED: Graham Raulerson, UCLA 2011Edit

  • The Music Department is looking for a specialist in Music Literature to join in its pursuit of student success and professional excellence. The College is interested in candidates who possess academic or life experiences that enhance teaching in a multicultural setting.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music OR bachelor’s degree in music AND master’s degree in humanities OR the equivalent.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach 5 courses (15 units per semester; may include Fundamentals of Music and/or Music Appreciation in addition to Music Literature, depending on student demand). NEW 5/11 including Music Appreciation, Music History I and II, as well as other courses in musicology. May also include Music Fundamentals). Maintain scheduled office hours. Participate in curriculum development. NEW 5/11 Develop and update department course curricula. Participate in the development and assessment of Course Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes. Serve on department, campus, and/or district committees. Participate in professional development activities NEW 5/11 on- and off-campus (ie. conferences and workshops) and maintain current knowledge in the discipline. Assignment may include morning, afternoon, evening, and/or weekend classes, and may include classes on the main campus in Monterey Park, the South Gate Center, or at other offsite locations.
  • Desired Qualifications: Successful experience in the teaching of Music Literature, preferably at the community college level. Experience in the use of technology in the classroom. Strong communication skills in oral and written English. Ability to instruct students with widely varying educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. A strong commitment to professional growth. Knowledge of different learning styles and teaching techniques. Willingness to participate in student activities. NEW 5/11 PhD in Musicology/Music History. Evidence of strong and successful classroom experience in music appreciation and music history courses at the community college or university level. Knowledgeable in current technology and experience with using multimedia in the classroom. Ability to instruct and motivate students from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds. Commitment to participate in extracurricular responsibilities with the department and college beyond the teaching assignment. Collaborate within the department to recruit students for our program.
  • Salary and Benefits: Initial placement $53,170 to $82,780 (10-month assignment). Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching history, and related work experience. Opportunities for additional earnings exist with winter and summer assignments. The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. In addition to the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), employees have the option to participate in a 403b plan.
  • The closing date for this position is March 11, 2016.
  • NEW 5/11 The closing date for this position is July 8, 2016.
  • Qualified candidates interested in the position must submit all of the following: Resume; Cover letter indicating how qualifications and experience are met; Transcripts from all degree awarding institutions. Before scanning your transcripts, please circle or highlight the degree and the date conferred (Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES). Otherwise, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial application. Official transcripts will be required before a job offer can be made.
  • Immediate filing is recommended. For questions concerning the application process, please contact Aura Orellana in Academic Affairs, 323-265-8973. For additional information regarding the job description, please contact Robert Dawson, Chair, Art Department, at DawsonRB@Elac.edu.
  • Note: Final hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursements for those invited to interviews.
  • 5/11 Reposted with new deadline of July 8 with the above changes to ad (marked as NEW 5/11).


East Tennessee State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies to begin in August 2016. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position will also serve as Assistant Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. This position requires some summer administrative duties, for which extra pay is provided.
  • ETSU has been recognized since the 1960s as a forefront program for the study of Appalachia, and the Department of Appalachian Studies was formally established in 2008 to promote curricula and research relating to the Appalachian region and to extend the regional service mission of the university. The department houses the BA degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies (the first degree of its kind) along with three minors (Appalachian Studies; Bluegrass; Environmental Studies). The department offers a graduate certificate in Appalachian Studies and an MA degree in Appalachian Studies, the second such degree in the nation. In addition, the department houses a study-abroad program in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies. The department complements the Center for Excellence in Appalachian Studies and Services, which was established in 1984 and includes such resources as the Archives of Appalachia, Now and Then magazine, and the Reece Museum.
  • The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, administer selected programs within the center, mentor students in the department's programs, contribute to the scholarly pursuits of the department, and participate in regional/national presentations. Faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, college, university, and broader professional community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in an academic field directly relevant to Appalachian studies. (2) A proven record of teaching and scholarship in Appalachian studies appropriate to a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level. (3) Expertise in environmental studies or related field. (4) Evidence of strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications: (1) Grant writing experience. (2) Experience with international studies. (3) Experience working with community organizations in Appalachia. (4) Excellent written communication and editing skills with a good record of publications. (5) At least three years of teaching and administrative experience at an institution of higher education.
  • In addition to the references provided on your application, for this position you will be required to provide the names and email addresses of at least 3 references (you may choose to provide the same references you listed on your application, or you may list different references). The references provided in the "Provide References" section of the application process will be automatically contacted by the eJobs system and asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend you contact references before submitting their information to ensure the reference is willing and able to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to the hiring department at: Assistant Professor Search, Appalachian Studies, ETSU, P. O. Box 70435, Johnson City, TN 37614.
  • Posting Date: 03-14-2016
  • Posting Number: 0602449
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester: Assistant Professor, Musicology (Deadline: 23 October 2015) FILLED: Darren Mueller, Duke University 2015Edit

  • The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Musicology Department to begin in fall semester 2016. Applicants may specialize in music of any period; significant expertise in recent music, popular music, sound and media studies, or digital humanities is also desirable. Candidates are expected to supply evidence of outstanding ability in research and excellence in teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Responsibilities: Potential teaching assignments range from undergraduate courses on special topics and surveys of the history of Western music, to period surveys for MM students, seminars for DMA students, and seminars for PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue research activities consistent with national and international prominence in the discipline. Service to the department, School, and University are also expected.
  • Requirements: Applicants must have completed the PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology by Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Review of applications begins October 23, 2015. To receive full consideration, please submit the following as email attachments to MusicologySearch -at- esm.rochester.edu:
Letter of application describing your teaching and research
Curriculum vitae
Three current letters of recommendation
  • Following the initial review of applications, additional materials—including a teaching video—will be requested from selected candidates.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/14
  • Request for more materials (11/4)
  • On campus interviews have been scheduled (12/1)
  • Email received that Darren Mueller (Duke University, 2015) was selected for the position.
    • Congratulations, Darren!!

Elgin Community College: Instructor of Music (fulltime, tenure-track) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0601043
  • Position Title: Instructor of Music (Fall 2016 - tenure track)
  • Posting Start Date: 03-17-2016
  • Posting End Date: Open Until Filled
  • Required Qualifications:
1) A master's degree in the discipline or in a related discipline with at least 15 graduate hours in the discipline. (Ph.D. preferred)
2) Seeking culturally competent faculty eager to work with a diverse population of students and demonstrate strategies for inclusion
  • Desired Qualifications:
1) Masters (or higher degree) in Music, Music Education, Conducting, Musicology, Choral/Vocal Pedagogy or Music Performance
2) Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy;
3) Commitment to the academic needs of non-traditional students, including first generation, older students, minority/multicultural students, non-native speakers of English.
4) Willingness to learn and employ instructional technology to support face-to-face and online courses.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: 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.
  • Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 3/24/2016 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.
  • This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Evergreen Valley College: Instructor, Music (full-time) (Deadline: 31 January 2016)Edit

  • POSITION TITLE: INSTRUCTOR, MUSIC
  • Position #: a1500018
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)
  • Work Location: Evergreen Valley College
  • Position Status: Full-time
  • Academic Position Term: Regular 100% FTE 10-Months per year
  • Salary Range: $64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.
  • Position Summary: Responsibilities include teaching courses in Music including, but not limited to, History, Appreciation, Theory, Intro to Electronic Music, and Performance; working with students on an individual basis during office hours and in applied music courses, participating in concerts and facilitating student participation in concerts and festivals, serving on a variety of departmental and college-wide committees. Create vocational opportunities for student through the creation of relevant certificates and degrees.
  • Assignment may include day, evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.
  • Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Master's in Music OR Bachelor's in Music AND Master's in Humanities OR The Equivalent.
  • Desired Qualifications: 1. Three years post-secondary teaching experience. 2. Evidence of successful teaching experience in Music at the community college level. 3. Demonstrated professional experience in music performance or musical theater or digital music performance. 4. Experience using appropriate technologies in teaching. 5. Experience advising clubs and or performance groups. 6. Commitment to student learning outcomes and student success and the ability to design instruction to meet those outcomes, using a variety of techniques to accommodate varied learning styles. 7. Enthusiasm, creativity, caring, flexibility, a willingness to innovate and an energetic, dynamic attitude. 8. Effective communication skills, both oral and written. 9. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
  • Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: https://sjeccd.hiretouch.com. Click "APPLY"): 1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College DISTRICT application. 2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications) 3. RESUME, and 4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).
  • (4/5) Any news here? 
  • (5/4) Rejection via email

Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor - Humanities/Music (Deadline: Open until filled, review begins immediately)Edit

  • General Statement of Duties: Full-time, tenure track position, assistant professor of music to teach period courses in music history, introductory appreciation courses, thematic surveys, Commonwealth of the Arts (an interdisciplinary course) and direct and administrate the choral program. Work load could also contain class voice or class piano.
  • 1. Teaching workload (24 semester hours of credit per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.
  • 2. Participate in 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 college community.
  • 4. Shared participation in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
  • 5. Attendance at college functions, including commencement, convocation and faculty, committee and departmental meetings
  • 6. Instructional responsibilities include period courses in music history, introductory appreciation courses, thematic surveys, and Commonwealth of the Arts (an interdisciplinary course), individualized lesson instruction, and directing and administering the choral music program. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online and undergraduate and graduate evening courses, including music education courses in support of the Masters of Arts program.
  • 7. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment.
  • Requirements:
  • 1. Doctorate required, with experience and expertise in choral conducting.
  • 2. Expertise in teaching core appreciation, history, and specialty courses in music.
  • 3. Experience in classroom academics at the college 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.
  • Additional Information: Shift Information: Full-time, Tenure Track, 9-month benefited MSCA Unit position
  • Priority Review: Review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled
  • Position contingent upon funding for FY16-17.
  • Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy. If selected for an on-campus interview, three professional references will be required.
  • Phone interview (11/20)

Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor - Humanities/Music/One Year Temporary (Deadline: Open until filled, review begins immediately)Edit

  • Job Description: General Statement of Duties: 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 (four courses a semester), preparation for classroom instruction.
  • 2. Participate in 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 college community.
  • 4. Shared participation in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
  • 5. Attendance at college 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.
  • Qualifications:
  • 1. Doctorate required, PhD preferred, in musicology.
  • 2. Expertise in teaching music history.
  • 3. Experience in classroom academics at the college 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.
  • Additional Information: Shift Information: Full time, 9-months Temporary Benefited MSCA Unit position
  • Priority Review: Review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled
  • Position contingent upon funding for FY16-17.
  • Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume and a statement of teaching philosophy. If selected for an on-campus interview, three professional references will be required.
  • Request for phone interview (11/1)
  • Campus interview scheduled (11/16)
  • Rejection e-mail received (2/3)

Florida Gulf Coast University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 02 November 2015) FILLED: Thomas M. Cimarusti (FSU, 2007)Edit

  • Working Title: Music, Assistant/Associate Professor, Req. #2418
  • Requisition Number: 2418
  • Advertised Salary Range: $52,000 - Negotiable based on education & experience
  • Job Close Date: 11-02-2015
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Music History/Musicology or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. Strong record of teaching in Music History or Literature. High level of musicianship. Resourcefulness in student recruitment. commitment to helping students gain ability to function independently as musicians, teachers and educational leaders. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2016. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Three (3) or more years of successful college/university teaching in Music History, Music Literature or Music Appreciation. Interest in current trends in Music History and General Education courses. Ongoing activity in professional organizations. Demonstrated record of scholarly activities and a passion for undergraduate teaching in music history/literature. Interest or experience in developing on-line general education music courses.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2016.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcript, List of 5 References (Name, Address, Phone #), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline.
    • Applicants for this position should be aware that "The vision for the university [FGCU] was one that would address emerging higher education needs for the 21st century, including ... multi-year contracts as an alternative to faculty tenure. The Board of Regents approved an agreement in May 1995 with the United Faculty of Florida allowing FGCU to offer a contract system for faculty." (see http://www.fgcu.edu/info/HistoricalPerspective.asp)
    • Troubled, politicized department with no job security.
  • 12/17 Any movement?
  • 1/24 Phone interview scheduled for mid-Feb.
  • 3/17 Campus interviews scheduled
  • 4/15 Offer made and accepted

Full Sail University: Associate Course Director - Music History I (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The American music industry has generated hits and new style combinations throughout every decade. The Music History Course surveys this rich evolution from its roots through modern times – through both sound and video – while examining each musical style’s respective sociological and technological precedents. Associate Course Directors may be required to teach both on-campus and online. All positions are full time, on-campus in Winter Park, FL.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Creates and environment of learning by ensuring excellence in teaching skills and classroom content, student-centered focus, and maintain curriculum to keep current and relevant to industry standards. Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and encourage active learning. Create learning activities, including assignments, tests, quizzes and labs, and assess student outcomes in a timely manner through effective assessment and constructive feedback to students to support the learning process. Perform lectures for campus courses, and hold scheduled virtual course meetings for online courses. Teaching will be conducted through on-campus and online delivery. Interact positively with diverse student populations; provide all students with equal opportunities for learning. Demonstrate a commitment to the industry, maintain knowledge and skill relevancy through continuing education as defined in the faculty development plan.
  • Education and/or Experience: The ideal candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years related and verifiable work experience and required to hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Music or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
    • A note of caution – I interviewed for this post a few years ago, and your teaching hours have the potential to vary widely (including in the middle of the night) and terms begin on a rolling basis. This has downsides. They wanted me to start in the middle of March which I couldn't do due to being contracted for the rest of the spring semester at another institution. Also be warned that since the bachelor's degree takes considerably less time, some aspects of the curriculum get short shrift.
  • Request for unofficial transcripts (12/31)

Gannon University: Visiting Professor, Fine Arts (Music) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Visiting Professor, Fine Arts (Music)
  • Opening date: 12/18/2015, Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
  • This is a nine-month, visiting professor position responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the areas of music appreciation that utilize a broad perspective to include history of music as well as contemporary music. Opportunities to teach specialized music courses as well as support musical theater are also available.
  • Essential Functions: Teach 24 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member’s appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course. Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University’s learning management system. Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed. Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught. Assist, advise and mentor students enrolled in the University. Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.
  • Qualifications: Education: Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in music performance with a voice/choral focus, or a background in theory, history or composition with applied experience in vocal performance.
  • University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.
  • 4/18 Someone deleted my comment here. I don't appreciate that. All the other comments by others asking questions about any interviews were also deleted. This may be indicative of the mentality of the arts department at this school.

George Fox University: Adjunct Instructor(s) of Music History (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • George Fox University seeks adjunct instructors for two classes in the Music department for Fall 2016.
  • MUSI 130 Music in World Cultures: (catalog) An introductory thematic study of the roles of music in a variety of world cultures, with emphasis on listening to, viewing and understanding a broad selection of musical styles mostly outside the Western classical tradition. Meets Monday and Wednesday 11-11:50 a.m. 8/29-12/16
  • Instructor must be familiar with and be able to teach basics of multiple world musical styles. Instructor will be expected to meet class regularly, manage and give feedback on assignments, be available for communication with students, and work professionally and collegially with students and faculty
  • MUSI 311 Music History I: (catalog) A study of the development of music from antiquity through the 20th century (first course in two course sequence). Comparisons are made to the development of the other arts. Concentrated study of music literature emphasizing the change in musical styles during the different historical periods. Meets Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10-10:50 a.m. 8/29-12/16.
  • Instructor must be familiar with and be able to teach connections among historic Western musical styles. Instructor will be expected to meet class regularly, manage and give feedback on assignments, be available for communication with students, and work professionally and collegially with students and faculty
  • George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal, which is described in detail in our Diversity Statement, is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community. We especially encourage applications from women and candidates in underrepresented groups.
  • Qualifications: A master’s degree in a relevant field of Music is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential. Experience teaching at the college level is preferred.
  • Application Procedures: Candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a complete faculty application to Dr. Brent Weaver, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to bweaver@georgefox.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Grace College and Seminary: Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship Arts (Deadline: 15 October 2015 Open until filled)Edit

  • Grace College invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship Arts. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, university service, scholarly activity, and professional development.
  • Scope of Responsibilities: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service: The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of traditional and contemporary practices in music and other expressive art forms within the worship setting and will have capabilities to teach worship music theory, sight singing and aural training, keyboard, arranging, conducting, and the history of worship music, and methods for keyboard, voice, guitar, and percussion.
  • The ideal candidate will provide instruction in classroom, lab, and performance settings, and will develop and write curriculum. The candidate will pursue personal scholarship in selected fields of interest for continued development and contribution to the discipline. Additionally, the candidate will serve as program director for the performing arts, collaborate with the Chapel band team, and seek cross-discipline and integration/experiential opportunities through existing courses or community outreach.
  • Qualifications: This position offers a challenging opportunity to a faculty member with musical experience in the field of Worship Arts. The successful candidate will have:
Masters degree or PhD in the field of music; preferred focus areas include ethnomusicology, worship, theology, and/or interdisciplinary creative art forms
Five years of worship music including leading traditional and contemporary services with skills in keyboard, voice, guitar, and percussion
NEW 2/4 Demonstrated leadership of successful worship arts ministry in a local church setting
Evidence of excellence in teaching with minimum of one-year teaching at the college level NEW 2/4 as primary faculty
NEW 2/4 Experience in course design and curriculum development
Demonstrated knowledge and excellence in utilizing music technology software and hardware
Proficiency in integrating faith, visual, performing, and media arts within the worship environment
Evidence of relevant scholarship
Commitment to building a performing arts program NEW 2/4 in an academic setting and growing the new worship arts major and associated worship arts, music technology, and music arts minors
  • Application Process: All contact information including a completed faculty application, cover letter, philosophy of teaching at a Christian liberal arts college, curriculum vitae, and three completed reference request forms should be sent to: Attn: Cheryl Shepherd, Employment Specialist, Grace College and Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590 or e-mailed to shephecl@grace.edu. The Faculty Application and reference request forms can be downloaded at www.grace.edu.
  • Applications are preferred by 15 October 2015, after which the interview process will begin.
  • The start date for this position is August 2016.
  • NEW 2/4 Application Process: Submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy via e-mail (employment@grace.edu), fax (574-372-5115) or send in the mail (Attn: Cheryl Shepherd, Human Resources, Grace College and Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590).


  • 1. Did any applicants hear back from this school (besides the confirmation that materials were received)?
    • (skype interview 11/3.
    • On campus interview scheduled 11/10
  • 2/4 Reposted on the Chronicle and HigherEdJobs (not yet on university website) as "Open until filled" with the above changes (marked as NEW 2/4).

Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Date New Hire Needed: 08/01/2016
  • Job Summary: Grinnell College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies). Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or Doctor of Musical Arts degree (or foreign equivalent) in Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related field. Must have demonstrated ability to teach jazz studies as shown by seminar presentation or teaching experience. Established record of scholarship and jazz performance and/or directing required. Main worksite is Grinnell, Iowa.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit applications to James Mulholland, Trustees of Grinnell College (d/b/a Grinnell College), 733 Broad St., Grinnell, IA 50112.
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Regular
  • Posting Date: 05/11/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Posting Number: F00095

Grinnell College: Ethnomusicology (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, 1-year) (Deadline: 23 February 15 March 2016) FILLED: Peter Hoesing, 2011 Florida State University, Claflin UniversityEdit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in Ethnomusicology beginning Fall 2016. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell College offers a varied music curriculum open to all undergraduates regardless of their major and maintains a large collection of world instruments. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters and will include an introductory ethnomusicology course; intermediate music studies courses that reflect the applicant’s theoretical and geographic expertise; and potentially a musical ensemble (the ensemble may count as either one or two of these courses depending on the time commitment it requires). The ability to direct a world music ensemble is highly desirable. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at http://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/music.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 23. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jennifer Williams Brown, at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4262.
  • Posting Date: 01/27/2016
  • Instructions: We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order for you to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date.
  • If your references are provided by Interfolio, please use the email address provided by Interfolio instead of your referee’s email address. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Robson (robsonam@grinnell,edu; 641-269-3100) for assistance.
  • 3/2 Reposted to HigherEdJobs with a new deadline of 15 March 2016. No changes to the text of the ad.
  • Request for phone interview (3/25) x3
  • Campus interview requested (4/26)
  • Offer made and accepted (5/16)

Guildhall School of Music: Barbican-Guildhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Deadline: 05 September 2016)Edit

  • (Fulltime, two-year fixed-term contract)
  • Department: Barbican Creative Learning/Guildhall School Research & Enterprise
  • Grade: D (salary £32,280 - £36,560 p.a. inclusive of inner-London weighting depending on experience)
  • Location: Barbican/Guildhall School
  • Responsible to: Barbican Directors of Arts and Creative Learning/Guildhall School Head of Research
  • Responsible for: interns and/or research assistants as allocated
  • The Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are looking for a dynamic and creative person to work with the archives of these two unique institutions. This archivist will provide internal and external users the opportunity to research the histories of the institutions, and to connect those histories not only with relevant smaller collections (e.g. of significant associated artists, ensembles, companies, etc.) but also with that of their social and cultural context of the Barbican development, the City of London, and their residents.
  • The post has been conceived primarily as a research position, but one with special emphasis on wider public access, and therefore part of the postholder’s responsibility will be to lay the foundations of sustainable interfaces, digital and physical (the latter in collaboration with the Barbican library), for use by the public. Notably, this work will take place in the context of developing UK and international policy regarding open access to research outputs.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline as well as professional and/or research experience of handling different kinds of archive materials. Depending on the experience of the individual and the direction the project takes, some specialist training will be provided. Also provided will be a limited amount of research assistance, most likely in the form of internships. The post is for two years initially, with the possibility of renewal pending continued funding; the postholder will be supported to prepare grant applications to this purpose.
  • For an informal conversation about the position, please contact Cormac Newark (cormac.newark@gsmd.ac.uk) or Sean Gregory (sean.gregory@barbican.org.uk). The post is available from October 2016 or as soon as mutually convenient thereafter.
  • To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) or email: cru@cityoflondon.gov.uk quoting reference number *****. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.
  • Closing date: Monday 5 September 2016
  • Interviews will be held: w/c 12 September 2016


Guttman Community College (CUNY): Assistant Professor - Arts and Humanities (Tenure-Track) (Deadline: 20 January 2016) FILLED: Angelina Tallaj, CUNY Graduate Center 2015Edit

  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, at CUNY, seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor vacancy in Arts and Humanities with an accomplished educator to support the culture of teaching and learning across the institution. Located in midtown Manhattan, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention, and graduation by rethinking community college education. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve these goals. The centerpiece of Guttman's educational model is an integrated first-year curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic, and affective skills necessary for student success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support services, and the use of electronic portfolios. The successful candidate will be comfortable crossing disciplinary boundaries in order to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in the first year and major courses. This appointment will begin in fall 2016.
  • General responsibilities of Guttman faculty members include: teach courses in the first-year experience program; support the work of instructional teams in the first-year experience; teach courses in the majors; advise students; participate in committees and other governance structures; produce scholarship in the discipline and/or in teaching and learning; and work collaboratively with faculty and staff to build and achieve the goals of the College.
  • In addition to the above, the Assistant Professor in Arts and Humanities will: Teach the "Arts in New York City" course (a core requirement of the first-year experience), serving as the lead faculty member. Coordinate and place artists-in-residence into the "Arts in New York City" classes. Seek and develop experiential activities with the Office of Partnerships and with colleagues to engage students with the visual and performing arts, including museum exhibitions, concerts, theatrical and musical productions, etc. Participate in developing and refining curricula and learning objectives in ongoing course and program assessment and lead professional development in Arts and Humanities.
  • Faculty on tenure-track appointments receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. Professional development, publications, and scholarly activities are expected for these tenure-track positions, and continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in Humanities or a Humanities/Social Sciences related discipline (including but not limited to: Art History, Fine Arts, Visual or Performing Arts, Music, Ethnomusicology), or other terminal degree in a related discipline. At least two (2) years of full-time teaching experience in higher education. Candidate must have a demonstrated ability for curriculum development and course design, and must be able to provide strong contribution to the academic environment by closely collaborating with the existing faculty and staff
  • HOW TO APPLY: Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website (www.guttman.cuny.edu) to learn more about the new institution.
  • From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to an account, and provide the requested information. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document. 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 provided (Job ID 14254).
  • Upload, as one document, a cover letter, CV/résumé, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability, a statement of your scholarly interests, and contact information for three (3) professional references, by the closing date. At least two of your references should be knowledgeable about your teaching.
  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of applications to begin after 1/20/16.
  • Any news here? 2/27

Hampden-Sydney College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (1-year) (Deadline: 01 January 2016) FILLED: Vincent Rone, 2014 UCSB, St. Peter's UniversityEdit

  • Hampden-Sydney College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College invites application for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 1, 2016.
  • Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Music, beginning Fall 2016. We seek a candidate with excellent general teaching abilities. The applicant will be capable of teaching theory, musicology, and an advanced course in her/his area of expertise, to music minors and non-majors. An ideal candidate will possess keyboard skills to accompany the Men’s Chorus. Experience teaching World Music is a benefit.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D., 1-3 years of teaching experience, and a promising program of professional development and scholarship.
  • Application Instructions: By January 1, 2016, send the following materials via Interfolio:
Cover letter stating qualifications and interest in this position addressed to: Helena von Rueden, Chair of Music Search Committee, Hampden-Sydney College
Curriculum vitae with contact information
Three confidential letters of recommendation

Hong Kong Baptist University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 31 December 2015) FILLED: Andre Elias, University of Washington 2016Edit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • The appointee is expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses for music majors and general education students, as well as topical courses in his/her area of specialization. Other duties include directing undergraduate and postgraduate theses, mentoring, grant application, as well as administrative assignments inside and outside the department.
  • Applicants should be dynamic scholars with outstanding ability in interdisciplinary research and excellence in teaching. Area of specialization is open. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise complements that of our current faculty members. They should have a completed PhD degree at the time of appointment and demonstrate clear evidence of scholarly potential.
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2016. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.
  • Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by E-mail to recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.
  • Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, a brief statement of research interests, and their most recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
  • Assistant Professor (PR135/15-16)
  • The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
  • Closing date: 31 December 2015
  • skype interview invitation: 25/1/2016 x 2

Hong Kong Institute of Education: Assistant Professor, Musical Arts (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 18 March 2016)Edit

  • The Institute invites applications for the following post:
  • Assistant Professors (2-3 posts) (Ref: AsstProf/CCA/0316)
  • Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • The Department now seeks applications for 2-3 posts of Assistant Professor with a relevant doctoral degree and strong track record in teaching and research experience in the following disciplines:
(1) Visual Arts
(2) Musical Arts – Applicants must have at least three years’ professional music teaching experience in the field of Musicology / Ethnomusicology in Chinese Music / Western Music.
(3) Interdisciplinary Arts – Applicants must have professional experience in Arts Administration and Management / Cultural Studies in Arts.
  • Applicants should have an excellent command of English and/or Chinese.
  • Appointees will participate in activities related to teaching, research, knowledge transfer and community service. They are expected to contribute to curriculum/programme development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; obtain research/project funding; produce internationally recognized research and/or creative output; and partake in departmental activities and management.
  • For enquiries, please contact Professor Leung Bo Wah at bwleung@ied.edu.hk
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental benefits and, where applicable, housing benefits.
  • Application Forms are obtainable from (a) http://www.ied.edu.hk/hro/applyfor.htm; or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Administration Building, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.
  • The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to hro3@ied.edu.hk or by fax to (852) 2948 6005 or by post to the above address. Review of applications will start from 18 March 2016, and will continue until the post is filled. Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark “Strictly Confidential – Job Application” on the envelope. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to http://www.ied.edu.hk/jobsopp/index.php?glang=en.
  • All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. The Institute reserves the right not to fill the positions advertised. Since the incumbents may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police.

Imperial Valley College: Music Assistant Professor (Deadline: 15 April 2016)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Music in the Arts, Letters and Learning Services Division of a growing community college. This position is a full-time, tenure track, 177 annual service days, which may include teaching day, evening and weekend classes.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to teach a variety of courses within the Music Department including instrumental, vocal and fundamental theory. Experience in directing various instrumental groups. Experience in teaching music history and music appreciation. Experience or knowledge in coordinating and/or managing various types of music festivals. Ability to work effectively with all students regardless of ethnic or cultural diversity especially with those of Hispanic background.
  • REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Provide instruction in music history and appreciation courses. Teaching a variety of music courses, for example, theory, harmony, voice, choral, and instrumental groups. Teaching courses relating to piano, guitar, or other musical instruments deemed appropriate. Work with community groups and high school music directors in order to organize and facilitate a recruitment program for music students to the college. Work with others coordinating an annual music festival that will include some high school districts of Imperial Valley. Serve on departmental/college committees. Advise students on academic matters. Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records, submit in accordance with published deadlines. Willingness to develop and/or teach on-line courses. Participate in technical on-line training. Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations. Provide outreach and articulation services to other educational organizations. Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy. Maintain competency in field.


Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology (Deadline: 04 January 2016) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology
  • Appointment Status: Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in musicology, music history, music digital humanities, and related fields; advise Ph.D. dissertations and D.M. research projects; maintain an active program of research and scholarly publications; plan and execute collaborative research in music digital humanities, including music theory, criticism, history, and aesthetics; prepare and maintain machine-readable texts in multiple languages; prepare applications for and oversee the execution of internal and external grants; and participate on departmental committees, doctoral advisory committees, and in other departmental activities, as well as Jacobs School of Music committees.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology, music theory or related field
  • Apply online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/faculty/positions.shtml
  • A complete application consists of a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, e-mail 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. If you need help completing your application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen, (812) 855-5541, bpoulsen@indiana.edu.


  • N.B. "prepare and maintain machine-readable texts in multiple languages" is a phrase I've never come across in a job posting before. In fact, google suggests that it's a novel coinage for the English language as a whole. Congratulations, Indiana University, for your contribution to linguistic diversity. Now, can anyone from the department explain what in the heck it is that they're asking us to be competent at?
    • Only conjecture here, but often such overly-specific and/or obscure qualifications within a job description suggests a pre-ordained candidate.
    • When you combine the phrase you pulled out with the one just before and the one just after, it seems pretty clear to me that the person they hire will be expected to contribute in a significant way to the CHMTL . No need to jump to the conspiracy theory here.
    • Machine-readable languages refers to things like TEI and MEI. That makes sense given the mention of music digital humanities.
    • 3/31 [I have to do this all the time in German, French, Italian, and English. Having said that, look at their department make-up. They're all from Madrid or nearby]
    • 3/31 This is a weird comment. No one on the IU musicology faculty is Spanish.
  • 2/25 Any movement here?
  • 5/5 Email that search has been concluded.

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Associate or Full Professor of Music, Early Music Department (Deadline: 08 February 2016) FILLED: Dana Marsh, University of Oxford 2007Edit

  • Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track Position in Early Music, and Director of the Historical Performance Institute
  • The Department of Early Music and the Historical Performance Institute (HPI, formerly the Early Music Institute) of the Jacobs School of Music seeks qualified applicants for senior-level appointment (Associate or Full Professor) in the Department who will also serve as Director of the HPI. The search and screen committee will consider applications from both instrumentalists and vocalists. The successful candidate will possess strong credentials and experience in both research in and performance of early music, and the skills necessary for leadership of the HPI.
  • Responsibilities: Oversee the HPI’s long-range strategic planning; work collaboratively with the Early Music faculty and the Jacobs School administration and development office; serve as Editor of the Historical Performance Series of the Indiana University Press. Studio teaching at all levels, and in all degree and diploma programs, in the performance area of expertise. Teach core academic curriculum, coach chamber music, and direct major ensemble projects, where appropriate. Oversee the HPI’s comprehensive collection of period instruments, the Thomas Binkley Early Music Archive, and the Focus Records/IU Music-Naxos series of commercial recordings. Service on Jacobs School committees and participation in departmental meetings, hearings, auditions, recruitment activities and doctoral advisory committees is expected.
  • Basic Qualifications: Completed doctorate in research or performance of early music at the time of appointment (August 1, 2016); equivalent professional experience that integrates research in and performance of early music will be given equal consideration. The candidate’s demonstrated potential to link research goals with performance procedures and a practical vision for teaching will be a priority. Desirable, but not required, will be extensive performance experience in more than one instrumental or vocal area.
  • Additional Qualifications: The search committee intends to recommend appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, as appropriate, to a ten-month, tenured or tenure-track position. For tenure-track appointees: initial three-year appointment followed by annual appointments upon successful reappointment reviews; tenure decision is made during the sixth year of appointment.
  • A complete application consists of a letter of intention in which the applicant should outline the reasons for applying, the skills that the applicant brings to the position, and potential plans for the HPI; a curriculum vitae; and contact details for three references, two of which should be qualified to support the candidate’s research potential in addition to performance achievements. An e-mail message with instructions for uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to referees immediately after the application is submitted. Applicants requiring assistance to complete the application should contact Bettina K. Poulsen, (812) 855-5541, bpoulsen@indiana.edu. At a later date the search committee may request performance recordings or videos, course syllabi, and videos demonstrating the applicant’s teaching
  • 3/2 Question: Any news here? The deadline was 8th February? Anybody being interviewed?
  • 3/9 The comment posted on the above listing may also be relevant for this "position" = "Only conjecture here, but often such overly-specific and/or obscure qualifications within a job description suggests a pre-ordained candidate. It may be that someone already on the faculty was "set up" for this position. Time will tell..."
  • 3/30 I was interviewed. They're looking for a director. They need leadership and funding. The main issue is management experience; early music specialty is secondary.
  • 3/31 Thanks for the feedback! The job description is NOT clear as the put more emphasis on an early music specialist than an administrator. Would have been nicer of IU to post that clearly.
  • 4/24 Apparently the job has been filled but IU doesn't think or seem to think necessary to inform the candidates. Shame on IU...
  • 4/24 The above statement is completely false. I don't feel comfortable deleting other comments but please do not post about things that "apparently" happen. Interviews are being conducted right now.
  • 4/27 *CORRECTION* whoever wrote what is just above, that is TOTALLY FALSE. I received this in the email today, which absolutely confirmed what I already knew.
The Search and Screen Committee at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has completed its review of dossiers and other materials submitted in application for the Early Music position; a short list of candidates for the position has been determined. I regret to say that the committee did not include your name on its short list.
On behalf of Dean Gwyn Richards and the members of the committee, I would like to express my gratitude to all the applicants for their interest in the position, and for dedicating the considerable time and effort necessary to submit a substantial application.
With the collective good wishes of the committee for every future success.
Eugene O’Brien
Executive Associate Dean
Professor of Composition
  • 4/27 This doesn't say that the job has been filled.  This email just says that they have created a short list and you're not on it.  So the above poster is probably right that interviews are going on right now.
  • 4/27 I am 100% certain that campus interviews concluded Monday evening, 2 days ago.
  • 7/12 It went to someone already there. Dana Marsh (imao they turned a dark corner here and have fallen under the septre of the British conservatory system).

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar (2-year) (Deadline: 04 November 2015) FILLED: Michael Bane, Case Western Reserve University 2016Edit

  • Musicology: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar. Musicology Department. Tenure-Ineligible, Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Appointment. 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.
  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a two‐year, full‐time visiting position in musicology for the academic years 2016‐2018. 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.
  • 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.
  • Effective Beginning August 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [Term of appointment corrected to 2016-18 academic years.]
  • (12/8) Received request for more materials
  • 5/3 Received email that the position had been accepted.

Indiana University-South Bend: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Technology/Musicology) (Deadline: 20 June 2016)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department; IU South Bend Music
  • Position Summary: The music department at IU South Bend seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music with a specialization in music technology with secondary interests in musicology and applied music. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include teaching courses in audio technology, electronic music composition, world music, music bibliography, and possibly applied music.
  • The teaching load for this position is 12-credit hours per semester. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, participate in music department recruitment, and other duties as assigned by the department chair.
  • To ensure consideration, application should be received by June 20, 2016, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • Basic Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in music and demonstrated expertise in music technology and musicology. Interest and experience with organizing multi-channel electronic music concerts is a plus. The recently renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall on the campus of IU South Bend is equipped with a 75-speaker Meyer Sound Constellation System used for electronically variable acoustics and as such can host electroacoustic pieces that incorporate multi-channel surround panning involving automated trajectories.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Jeff Wright, at jeffwrig@iusb.edu
  • Salary and Rank: Competitive
  • Special Instructions: In addition to the required documents, please include the following:
attach an unofficial graduate transcript at OTHER
attach an unofficial undergraduate transcript at OTHER 2
attach any other documents you feel would benefit your application at OTHER 3

Illinois State University: Instructional Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Classification Title: Instructional Assistant Professor
  • Working Title: Instructor of Ethnomusicology
  • Job Class #: 700500
  • Type of Position: Non-Tenure/Adjunct Faculty
  • Percent Appointment: .75 FTE Fall 2016 and .25 FTE Spring 2017
  • Department: School of Music - 05660000
  • General Summary: The School of Music is seeking to hire a non-tenure track faculty member to instruct enthnomusicology courses. This position is a 75% teaching appointment for Fall 2016 and 25% teaching appointment for Spring 2017. During the fall semester, this position will teach World Music to undergraduate music majors; Black Music and World Music to undergraduate non-majors; Other duties may be assigned. During the spring semester, this position will teach One World Music course for majors.
  • Required Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in related field. 2. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. 3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
  • Desired Qualifications: 1. Doctorate or ABD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology. 2. Successful teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees: Master's degree.
  • Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Proposed Starting Date: 8/16/16
  • Posting date: 06-15-2016
  • Closing date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted. To assure full consideration, please attach a letter of application, which speaks to the candidate's qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of references (with permission to make contact) with addresses and telephone numbers to this application. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Contact Information: Maureen Parker, maparke@ilstu.edu
  • Request for phone interview (7/12)
  • Request for second interview, Skype (7/18)
  • Offer made and declined (7/21)

Johns Hopkins University: Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities – Religious Culture and the Arts (Deadline: 12 November 2015)Edit

  • The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for two fellows, who will be appointed to two-year terms beginning July 1, 2016.
  • Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. In addition, Fellows are expected to participate in the monthly Mellon Seminar and to present their work to the seminar at least once over the course of their two-year appointment. The initial stipend is $61,060, with an additional $2,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $2,000 are also provided. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.
  • Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields: History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2011 and no later than June 30th, 2016.
  • The deadline to submit applications is 11:59p.m. (EST) Thursday, November 12, 2015. Applications are submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29991, and must include:
Letter of interest
Full curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Academic statement that includes research and teaching proposal.

King's College London: Postdoctoral Research Associates (2 positions) (Deadline: 20 July 2016)Edit

  • Reference: THW/16/059639/000828
  • Salary Details: Grade 6: £32,600 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,323 London Living Allowance
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • The Department of Music wishes to appoint two post-doctoral scholars to work on the interdisciplinary project Music in London, 1800-1851, funded by the European Research Council and located in the Music Department of King’s College London. The appointments are for ten months, from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants are required to have completed their PhD by the closing date of application.
  • Applications are encouraged from any relevant field, including aesthetics, art history, cultural history, geography, history, history of science, literary studies, musicology, sociology, etc. Applicants may propose to work on any aspect of the project. As well as completing a relevant publication, successful applicants will be expected to organise and contribute to interdisciplinary research on the project, and participate in reading groups, seminars, colloquia and conferences.
  • The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 5 September 2016.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Roger Parker, roger.parker@kcl.ac.uk.
  • To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 20 July 2016.
  • Closing date: 20 July 2016

King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Musicology (full-time, 3 years) (Deadline: 22 June 2016)Edit

  • Reference: THW/16/059639/000717
  • Salary Details: Grade 6: £32,600 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,323 London Living Allowance
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Department of Music are seeking to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow in Music on a fixed term three year contract. The successful applicant will have strengths in musicology as well as the ability to teach relevant modules, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as allocated by the Head of Department. We will consider applications from specialists in any area of musicological research, but ability to teach medieval music at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels will be an advantage.
  • The post will be located on the Strand campus. All candidates should have completed a PhD degree. Candidates are encouraged to state in their letter of application how their teaching interests will fit into and enrich the overall profile of the department.
  • The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation and a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: Monday 4 July 2016.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Martin Stokes on martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk or 0207 848 1102.
  • Closing date: 22 June 2016

Konservatorium Wien University: Research Associate (part-time) (Deadline: 31 October 2015)Edit

  • Konservatorium Wien University is an international centre of excellence in music and the performing arts. Currently there are approx. 850 students enrolled in about 30 courses. The Institute of Scholarship and Research (Department of Musicology, Cultural Studies, Artistic Research) is seeking to fill TWO POSITIONS.
  • Both are Research Associate, part time (20 hours per week). Both are to be filled at the earliest possible date. Initially the contract will be limited to 4 years.
  • Position 1 specifics:
University degree in musicology, art history or cultural studies
Proven competence as historian and acquaintance with the current theoretical discourse in cultural history, musicology, artistic research or art theory
  • Position 2 specifics:
University degree in history (preferably contemporary history)
Proven competence as historian and acquaintance with the current theoretical discourse in art and cultural history
  • Both positions: Your responsibilities
Conceiving and contributing to the realization of projects funded by third parties as well as obtaining subsidies
Archive research
Editing academic texts
Programming databases and contributing to web presence
Assistance in teaching – supervision of students, contribution to teaching
  • Your profile
Practical experience in archive research
Practical experience in the production of interactive media desirable (internet, programming of databases and websites, digital humanities)
Completed or planned doctorate in a relevant field of expertise
Willingness and skill to contribute to ongoing research projects (application, fundraising, editing, communication)
Good command of written and spoken English
  • The annual gross salary for each position is EUR 16,800.00. The working language is German.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women in order to increase their percentage in male-dominated sectors. The same applies to men in female-dominated sectors.
  • Unfortunately we can not refund any expenses arising in connection with an application at Konservatorium Wien University.
  • If you are interested in either position, we look forward to your application. Please submit your convincing application documents (preferably in electronic form) at the latest by 31 October 2015 to:
Konservatorium Wien University:
Attn: Mag. Dagmar Stein
Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna
personal@konswien.at
  • www.konservatorium-wien.ac.at

Lebanese American University: Instructor, Music (full-time) (Deadline: 20 December 2015)Edit

  • School of Arts and Sciences

  • Department: Communication Arts
  • Campus: Byblos/Beirut
  • Expected start date: Fall 2016
  • Deadline for applying: December 20, 2015
  • Position Summary: The Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Instructor. Prospective applicants must possess a masters’ degree in Music and demonstrate a record of achievement in music studies/performance. The selected candidate is expected to play an instrumental role in implementing the new program in Performing Arts; and to work with other faculty for advancing the Department.
  • Responsibilities
Teach Music courses based on program needs.
Play an instrumental role in implementing the new program in Performing Arts and in supporting other programs in the Department
Advise and mentor students
Engage in service to the department, the university and the profession.
Additional duties may be set by the department in light of departmental needs and priorities.
  • Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Earned Masters’ Degree in Middle Eastern Music. Demonstration of effective teaching
  • The Department: The Department of Communication Arts consists of 11 full-time faculty and a number of part-time faculty. The Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, and is committed to student-centerdness and to serving the community.
  • The University: The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at http://www.lau.edu.lb.
  • Standard Application requirements: Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of three references. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Candidates must refer to position no. AS-16-10, in the subject line of the email.


Lewis & Clark College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2015) FILLED: Kaley Mason, University of Alberta 2006, University of ChicagoEdit

  • Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music, to begin Fall 2016. Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution is essential. A successful candidate will demonstrate depth in their research portfolio and plans, with preferred research fields including the music of Asia, Latin America, and/or Africa, as well as breadth and versatility in the classroom. Usual teaching load is five courses per academic year and may include introductory courses for majors and nonmajors in the music of Asia, Latin America, and Africa; upper-level seminars for music majors; ethnomusicological research methods; and participation in the Department of Music's music theory program and/or the College’s general education program. Responsibilities will also include coordination of vibrant world music performance faculty and courses. The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html)
  • A complete application must include: (1) cover letter of application which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, as well as a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) sample of scholarship; (6) graduate transcripts; (7) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees).
  • All materials should be addressed to Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31133. Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position has been filled. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position.
  • Has anyone heard from the committee beyond confirming receipt of materials?
  • Skype interviews now being conducted (20 Nov).
  • Campus interviews scheduled (8 Jan).

Linnaeus University: Postdoc fellowship in Intermedial and multimodal studies (Deadline 31 March 2016)Edit

  • Reference number: 2016/264-2.2.1
  • Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, IMS, is an interdisciplinary research centre that studies the relationships and interactions between media (http://lnu.se/lnuc/linnaeus-university-centre-for-intermedial-and-multimodal-studies-?l=en). IMS is located at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and chiefly concerns the disciplines of literature, media and communication studies, linguistics, musicology, film studies and art history. The research environment principally explores four broad dimensions of intermediality and multimodality: narration, meaning, learning and interaction.
  • The Centre is now announcing a postdoctoral position which is open for scholars with a focus on intermedial and multimodal studies and with a disciplinary background related to any of the faculty’s departments (https://medarbetare.lnu.se/organisation?l=en).
  • Field of subject for the position: Intermedial and multimodal studies
  • Placement: Växjö
  • Extent and period: Two years full-time
  • Context of position: The primary responsibility is to conduct research. The applicant is expected to contribute to the development of the centre through research and publications within areas defined by the centre, participate in seminars and other activities of the centre, and collaborate with other scholars and graduate students within the centre.
  • A maximum of 20 % of the time may be dedicated to teaching and administration.
  • Qualification requirements: Qualified for appointment are those who hold a PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, and who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicants must not previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject areas at Linnaeus University.
  • Applicants should have developed research projects specifically in the area of intermedial and multimodal studies. Experience from developing research projects and from cooperation in interdisciplinary networks is an advantage, as well as international experience and documented skills in cooperation, teamwork and university level teaching.
  • Assessment criteria: The most important criteria for assessing the applicants are the quality of research publications and the proposed research project, and furthermore the applicant’s potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher. Documented skills in cooperation and teamwork will also be valued.
  • Further information: Professor Lars Elleström, Head of IMS, Department of Film and Literature Phone: +46-470-708924, email: lars.ellestrom@lnu.se.
  • Cecilia Johansson, IMS coordinator. Phone: +46-470-767566, email: ims@lnu.se
  • Jessica Drott, Human Resources Consultant Phone: +46-470-708950, email: jessica.drott@lnu.se
  • The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number 2016/264-2.2.1. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 on the closing day 31 Mars 2016.

Liverpool Hope University: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Musicology (Deadline: 18 May 2016)Edit

  • We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Music with a particular specialism in Classical Music Studies, who will undertake teaching on the undergraduate programme in Music, as well as the Musicology pathway of the MA Music. Candidates should ideally have experience of teaching Classical Music Studies/Music History (nineteenth and twentieth century), Aesthetics, and (Classical) Performance, as well as a research interest the area of Classical Music. The post will be a 0.6 fixed-term contract and will be for the period 5 September 2016 – 2 June 2017.
  • Requirement for a PhD: Please note that this is a ‘Post-Doctoral’ Fellowship and a Doctorate is in all cases required. Applications from persons who are nearing completion of a PhD will be considered; however, a PhD will need to have been awarded prior to the post being taken up. Please include the title and a copy of the abstract of your PhD in your application.
  • Ref: 2AMUSIC1C
  • Salary: Grade 7 £31,656 - £37,768 per annum
  • Closing date: Wednesday 18th May 2016 by 5.00pm
  • For informal enquiries, please contact: Dr Laura Hamer, Head of Department of Music, Tel: 0151 291 3620, Email: hamerl@hope.ac.uk

Lone Star College-Kingwood: Full-time Faculty, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 28 January 2016)Edit

  • Faculty, Music (#19137) KW
  • Job Functions: 1.Teaches courses in music, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature. at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs. 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods. 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines. 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course. 6.Submits required college reports and forms. 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials. 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community. 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods. 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean. 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: MA in Music (Master of Arts in Music), MM (Master of Music), MM in Education (Master of Music in Education, MME (Master of Music Education), or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Preferred Qualifications: College teaching experience. Demonstrated ability as a collaborative pianist
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications
  • How to Apply: ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE ONLY
  • Special Instructions: Please go into My Career Tools on your Career Home Page and click on Cover Letters and Attachments to add your cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy, transcript, and any other credentials or certificates. These items will be required in order to be considered as a candidate for this position.
  • To attach additional documents, once logged in to your account, look under ‘My Career Tools’, click on Cover Letters and Attachments, and then ‘Add Attachment.” Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file. You must limit your file name to 40 characters or less.
  • To learn of all available opportunities go to: http://jobs.lonestar.edu. Search by keyword or click the "Advanced Search" link to search by keyword or Job Opening ID. Application materials will not be accepted via fax, e-mail, mail or hand delivery.
  • Also posted at Music Theory 2016-17 and Piano/Piano Pedagogy/Collaborative Piano 2015-2016.


Los Angeles Mission College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track) (Deadline: 04 March 2016)Edit

  • Internal/Open to Public: Open to public
  • Posting Open Date: 01/21/2016
  • Posting Close Date: 03/04/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Position Title: Music Instructor
  • Status: Probationary/ Tenure track
  • College Location: Mission
  • Job Description: The Los Angeles Mission College Arts, Media & Performance Department is seeking exceptional applications for a full-time tenure track position in music. The successful candidate will possess a passion for teaching, have a background and expertise in music, and can assist in the development of music programs. Current music classes provide the college community with access to general education in the humanities and associate degree programs with an emphasis on transfer. LAMC currently offers classes in Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Piano, Choir and Voice. The department is planning to expand its courses and programs to include a transfer degree in music.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music OR bachelor’s degree in music AND master’s degree in humanities OR the equivalent.
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Music Instructor: Teach classes such as Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Introduction to Piano and Intermediate Piano, Choir and Voice as assigned and scheduled. Respond to various student learning styles by utilizing a variety of teaching styles. Develop new programs in music. Be available for performing arts schedule that will include days, evenings and weekends. Collaborate with faculty in the department. Implement performing arts outreach in high schools. Advise students on pathways to careers and transfer within our programs. Participate in and/or lead department workshops and teaching demonstrations.
  • Salary and Benefits: This is a 10-month, 30-hour-per-week tenure-track faculty position. The beginning salary range of $53,170 to $79,910 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,350 per academic year. District benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance Optional teaching assignments may be available for additional pay, possibly including winter and summer intersessions.
  • For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following: Letter of Interest addressing the responsibilities of the position; Current resume; Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position; Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview); Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. A one-page response to the following question: 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 your personal experiences?
  • For consideration, please submit your application and required documents by March 4, 2016. Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments [Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail].
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • from theory wiki - Rejection email received 4/18/16

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: W2 Professorship Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 14 January 2016)Edit

  • Immediate opening for the post of W2 Professorship Ethnomusicology at the Arts Faculty II of the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for covering the complete range of this specialist field in research and teaching with a primary focus on transculturalism and migration research. The successful applicant will be expected to introduce the specialist field and his research focus to the interdisciplinary research associations of the Martin-Luther-Universität, in particular to the topics “Society and Culture in Motion” and “Cultural Heritage” and to also expand and develop the existing cooperation with the University’s Institute of Ethnology and Philosophy as well as the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. In addition, the successful applicant will also have experience in fundraising.
  • The required professional qualifications include a relevant doctorate and a postdoctoral qualification or similar scientific achievements and proof of teaching skills. The successful applicant will also be expected to satisfy the requirements contained in Section 34 of the Higher Education Act of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
  • The Martin-Luther-Universität is committed to increasing the percentage of women among its scientific personnel and is therefore strongly encouraging suitably qualified women to apply.
  • The Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg provides its staff with employment conditions featuring a healthy work-life balance.
  • Suitably qualified severely disabled applicants will be given preference.
  • Please forward your application with your curriculum vitae, certificates, an account of your scientific career, a list of your important publications in science, the amount of your previous fundraising and proof of your previous teaching assignments with your private and business address in printed and digital form within 6 weeks after this advertisement has appeared to the following address:
Martin-Luther-Universität
Halle-Wittenberg
Philosophische Fakultät II
Dekan Prof. Dr. Georg Maas
06099 Halle/Saale
  • Salary will be paid in accordance with legal and budgetary management regulations. Your contact is Dr Georg Maas (dekan@philfak2.uni-halle.de).
  • Please note that we will not be able to reimburse you for your application expenses.
  • N.B. Per the ad on academics.de, job was published 12/3/15, so the deadline is 1/14/16.


McGill University: SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music Information Retrieval (Deadline: Review begins 01 December 2015) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • 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, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator.
  • The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, and the Archives of the New York Philharmonic. The research team is divided into two axes—Content, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, which is addressing the process of creating OMR (optical music recognition) systems for transforming digital images of music into searchable symbolic notation; and Analysis, headed by Julie Cumming, which is creating various tools for large-scale search and analysis. 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)
  • The fellowship stipend is $42,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin any time before September 1, 2016 and there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal.
  • Adjudication will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of:
1.a cover letter
2.Curriculum vitae
3.an article-length writing sample
4.three reference letters, sent by the referees (ask that they include the candidate’s name in the subject line)
  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at emily.hopkins@mcgill.ca. Referees should send their letters to the same address.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • Position filled Dec. 19, 2015

McGill University: SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Optical Music Recognition (Deadline: Still accepting candidates as of February 1, 2016; position to be filled by Sept. 1, 2016)Edit

  • The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in optical music recognition (OMR) research with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator.


  • The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, and the Archives of the New York Philharmonic. The research team is divided into two axes—Content, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, which is addressing the process of creating OMR systems for transforming digital images of music into searchable symbolic notation; and Analysis, headed by Julie Cumming, which is creating various tools for large-scale search and analysis. The Fellow will work with Ichiro Fujinaga on the Content axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students, and also in close collaboration with the Analysis team.


  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
PhD in Computer Science, Music Technology, Software Engineering, Information Science and related fields

Fluency in programming and scripting: Python, JavaScript, etc.

Familiarity with image processing and machine learning

Knowledge of music notation, especially of early music


  • The fellowship stipend is $42,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin any time before September 1, 2016 and there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal.
  • Adjudication will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Applications should consist of:


1.a cover letter

2.Curriculum vitae

3.an article-length writing sample

4.three reference letters, sent by the referees (ask that they include the candidate’s name in the subject line)


  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga and Julie Cumming, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at emily.hopkins@mcgill.ca. Referees should send their letters to the same address.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • Search still open (February 2016)

Medgar Evers College: Adjunct Faculty Open Rank (Music History) (Deadline: 11 May 2016)Edit

  • Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty three colleges within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education. Located in Central Brooklyn, MEC was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community, currently enrolling 7,000 students in degree programs. Students represent 105 countries around the world! MEC students obtain Associate degrees in eight fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. The College is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research.
  • There is an immediate need for Adjuncts for the Department of Mass Communication. SLAE is seeking Adjuncts for the Fall 2016 semester to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.They share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Candidates must be able to teach assigned courses and hold office hours.
  • Music History: Candidates are being considered for Adjunct Lecturers and Adjunct Assistant Professors to teach our core music history course, Introduction to World Music, which covers from ancient to modern music both Western and non-Western. Persons with MA, DMA and Ph.D. degrees in music history are encouraged to apply.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Adjunct Assistant Professor: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required is the ability to teach successfully.
  • Adjunct Lecturer: Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.
  • HOW TO APPLY: 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.
  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on May 11, 2016

Mercer County Community College: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Mercer County Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty to lead our Music program in West Windsor, NJ. This position requires a minimum of a Master’s of Music degree or equivalent in music from an accredited institution of higher learning and experience as an active performer, producer or music executive in the field(s) of live performance, concert and/or studio production.
  • Required Qualifications: Requires minimum of Master’s of Music (MM) degree or equivalent in music from an accredited institution of higher learning and a record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity. Evidence of an active performance and/or Demonstrated excellence in college teaching and scholarly activity
  • Understanding of ProTools, Sibelius, Finale, and other corresponding music programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience teaching undergraduate-level music theory, music history, instrumental and/or other related music courses. Four years professional experience in music field and/or successful teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Salary: Low to mid $50's
  • Posting Number: F-0013-2015
  • Date Posted: 10/16/2015
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates selected to be interviewed will be asked to teach a sample class. All applicants should submit the following: One page statement describing a leadership philosophy for music education as well as an administrative philosophy. Three professional references. Sample syllabi for undergraduate courses are welcome, but not required
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Music Department Lecturer (Detroit campus) (Deadline: 11 November 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a Lecturer (Category II Faculty member) for the Music program at its campus in Detroit, Michigan. The successful candidate will teach classes with a focus on commercial music, musicology, music theory, songwriting, music industry, and/or music entrepreneurship. The candidate will be an integral member of the Music Faculty and will serve as the Campus Manager for the Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, and Music Industry Entrepreneurship programs within the Department of Music, located at DIME in Detroit, Michigan. Some travel to Denver will be required to facilitate coordination of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and administration between the Detroit and Denver campuses. This position is a 12-month faculty appointment.
  • Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching 50% This position will be required to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours (or equivalent) per academic year and maintain minimum of 5 office hours per week to include advising and consultation with students. This faculty member will be expected to teach in the classroom. The successful candidate should have the background and expertise to be able to teach classes with a focus in music and music related subjects.
  • Program Coordination 50% The duties of Campus Manager of the Music Program at the DIME campus include working closely with the MSU Denver team, Faculty, and DIME full time staff ensuring successful implementation of courses as per the partnership agreement. The position will supervise and evaluate all music faculty on the Detroit campus. The position will work with the curriculum team through all curricular processes.
  • Required Qualifications: ABD, or Master’s Degree in Music plus significant local recognition as a commercial musician, commercial performer, or music industry entrepreneur. College teaching experience with demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. Experience developing and coordinating the implementation of a program or service. Experience creating and implementing a strategic plan. Ability to/or experience working with others. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
  • Please not that this posting is for a position in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Under other document please submit a link to a video sample of your teaching.
  • References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.
  • If you are unable to submit copies of transcripts at the time of application please submit them to Christine Devine at collinch@msudenver.edu .


Millikin University: Assistant Professor - Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 December 2015)Edit

  • Millikin University’s School of Music seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Salary competitive. Position begins August 2016.
  • Qualifications: Completed doctorate, teaching experience, and commitment to undergraduate education required.
  • Responsibilities: Coordinate music history area; teach courses in western music history, non-western music, and popular music; participate in recruitment, advising, and faculty governance. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision, and leadership are essential.
  • Candidates should submit letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of 3-5 references with contact information, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2015.
  • 11/19 Is there an internal candidate for this position?
  • Any movement here? (1/24)
  • 1/26 Rejection letter received via email (x7)
  • Skype interviews have been conducted. (1/26)

Mount Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 31 March 2016) FILLED: Amanda Lalonde, Cornell University 2014Edit

  • The Department of Music at Mount Allison University invites applications for a position in Music History. This is a full-time nine-month appointment, beginning August 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in Music History/Musicology and an established record of successful teaching at the university level. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the standard Music History sequence and upper-level electives such as Opera History, Women and Music, or an elective in the successful applicant’s area of expertise. These courses will be offered to Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music Major and Minor) students. The expected teaching load will be a total of five courses over the academic year.*

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees. Applications should be sent to the address below. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Dr. Stephen Runge
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Music
Mount Allison University
134 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1A6
Phone: (506) 364-2173
Fax: (506) 364-2376
E-mail: srunge@mta.ca
  • Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.
  • 3/17 Does anyone happen to know whose position this is?
  • 4/6 Invitation for video interview

Mount Saint Mary's University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 04 January 2016)Edit

  • Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
  • Job area: Music History/ General Studies Music
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Rank: Asst. Professor
  • Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Music Position begins August 2016.
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and research that demonstrates continued professional growth and visibility. The department seeks a candidate whose scholarly research relates to music and cultural studies, and music and gender. The candidate is able to place popular music traditions within a broad cultural context and emphasize the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. Experience in the area of music performance is expected.
  • Responsibilities: teach core music courses in western music history, general studies courses in non-western music, and popular music; participate in recruiting, advising, student mentoring, departmental and university service, and faculty governance. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision, and leadership are essential.
  • Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • Requirements: Completed Ph.D in musicology, evidence of successful teaching experience, and commitment to undergraduate education required.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates should submit letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of 3-5 references with contact information, and three letters of recommendation
  • Inquiries may be sent to Committee chair: tfassnacht@msmu.edu
  • N.B. Posted 11/19, no deadline listed. I am putting this up as Open until filled but if anyone emails the Committee chair to clarify, please update the post.
  • Emailed chair- received application date of 1/4/16
  • Invitation for phone interview (2/18)
  • Invitation for campus interview (3/16)

Mount San Antonio College: Professor of Music (2 vacancies) (Deadline: 19 February 2016)Edit

  • Job Description Title: PROFESSOR OF MUSIC (2 vacancies)
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Employee Group: Faculty
  • Time (Percent Time): 100%
  • Term (months/year): 10 months/year
  • Current Work Schedule (days, hours): as assigned
  • Salary Range: Faculty Schedule
  • Salary: $63,906 - $95,375/yr
  • SALARY & BENEFITS: The College contributes $11,821 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and Metlife Social Security Alternative Plan. Subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Department: Music
  • Open Date: 01/08/2016
  • Closing Date: NOTE: Deadline to apply is 4:00 PM PST on the Closing Date. (Read all posting details and Application Procedure.) 02/19/2016
  • Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities: Teach a variety of lower division courses including: Introduction to Music Appreciation; Rock Music History and Appreciation; History of Jazz; World Music; and American Folk Music. Teach courses in at least one of the following areas: music technology, applied woodwind instruction, or applied brass instruction. Participate in curriculum development, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development activities. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies. Participate in department/division meetings and committees. Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:
1. Master’s degree in music; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in music; AND Master’s in humanities OR
3. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential AND transcripts must be submitted with the application.)
  • B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.
  • C. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of experience teaching music technology courses. Evidence of work experiences in live sound venues. Successful teaching experience in wind or brass instruments at the collegiate level. Demonstrated ability to engage collaboratively with colleagues with and across disciplines. Successful teaching experience in community college or lower division college level music courses, including music appreciation
  • Apply between 01/08/16 and 4 PM, 02/19/16. Paper applications are no longer accepted and incomplete packets will not be considered.
  • Inquiries/Contact: Erika Aparicio, Human Resources Technician (909)274-5489; E-mail: eaparicio@mtsac.edu
  • 2/2 Just out of curiosity: can anybody explain what this " 'Valid for Life' California Community College credential (no longer issued)" is? It sounds like the Holy Grail of California Higher Education. I bet this considerably reduces the pool of applicants.
  • 2/3 Why would it reduce the pool, if it's an optional credential for the job?
  • Alright then, never mind about "pool reduction." I am still curious. Can anybody explain what that credential is/was?
    • 2/4 "Q#2: Can a California Community College Credential be used to apply for a faculty position at a California Community College? A: Yes. The issuance of Community College credentials was discontinued in 1990, but lifetime credentials issued before 1990 are “grandfathered” into the MQ (minimum qualifications) process and accepted as meeting the MQs for faculty positions. As a result of Assembly Bill 1725 (1988), MQs are now determined on academic preparation (for both master’s and non-master’s disciplines) and relevant work experience (for non-master’s disciplines) when qualifying individuals for faculty positions---according to the Disciplines List and local equivalency processes."
    • From http://www.asccc.org/sites/default/files/Enclosure%204_MQs_FAQs_September2008_0.doc
  • 3/23: Received a rejection via email. (x2)

Muhlenberg College: Assistant Professor, Music (Deadline: 27 November 2015) FILLED: Kassandra Hartford, Stony Brook 2013, Muhlenberg College VAPEdit

  • The Department of Music at Muhlenberg College seeks an outstanding teacher for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate would be a musicologist/music historian able to teach the music history survey, electives such as American Music, Opera, and Pop, Rock, and Soul, and more specialized, innovative courses based on individual interests and expertise.
  • 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 teaching load of three courses per semester. A completed doctorate degree and full-time college teaching experience are preferred. Please email cover letter, C.V., and one-page statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Paul Murphy, musicologistsearch@muhlenberg.edu. Hard copies may be mailed to Dr. Paul Murphy, Chair, Dept. of Music, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. (E-mailed submissions preferred.)
  • In your cover letter or in a separate document, please discuss how you will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. In addition, please send three current letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 27,2015 will be given fullest consideration.
  • Request for Skype interview, 12/8.
  • 12/29 Invitation for campus interview.
  • 2/29 Offer made and accepted.

Moravian College: Adjunct Instructor of Music History (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Adjunct Instructor of Music History, Fall Term 2016
  • Part-time starting in Fall 2016, Master’s in Music; PhD preferred
  • Moravian College Music Department invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Music History to teach the music history survey course Western Music to 1750, required for all music majors, in fall semester 2016. The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a Master’s in Music; PhD candidates are preferred. Candidates should have experience teaching music courses at the college level.
  • Western Music to 1750 is a survey course; vocal and instrumental music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods are examined in their respective social, political, and aesthetic contexts.
  • TO APPLY: Please send a letter of application, list of references, and a curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Hilde Binford
Chair Moravian College Music Dept.
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Dr. Hilde Binford can be reached at hbinford@moravian.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Posted: 11/19/15

Naropa University: Adjunct Faculty (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Adjunct Faculty - The Evolution of Western Music
  • Job Code: AJ002
  • Job Summary: Naropa University’s BA Music Program seeks to hire an adjunct faculty member to teach the undergraduate level course MUS 245 The Evolution of Western Music, in the Fall semester of 2016. Scheduled location is Nalanda Campus, 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Adjunct Faculty - Music Cultures of the World
  • Job Code: AJ002
  • Job Summary: Naropa University’s BA Music Program seeks to hire an adjunct faculty member to teach the undergraduate level course MUS 250 Music Cultures of the World, in the Spring semester of 2017. Scheduled location at Nalanda campus, 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Minimum Qualifications (both positions): Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or equivalent professional experience. Ability to lecture, discuss and critique regarding a range of musical cultures and their significance from Western and non-Western perspectives. Ability to maintain student engagement throughout the semester. Knowledge of and ability to teach the views of contemplative education and diversity issues. A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity. Willingness to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
  • Preferred Qualifications (both positions): Professional teaching experience in the undergraduate classroom environment, including syllabus development; ability to support many learning styles and grading. Demonstrable knowledge of current trends in musicological discourse and an ability to relate subject matter in the course to current trends in the students’ musical experience. Familiarity with contemplative education and practice methods. A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education communities.
  • Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online and include the following: Curriculum Vitae. A letter of interest specifying the course you are applying to teach, examples of your approach to teaching this subject, and details of how you would teach the contemplative component of your course (see mission statement). Three professional references; names, contact information and relationship. Portfolio and/or professional work related to Musicology. A brief teaching philosophy.






Naugatuck Valley Community College: Music Faculty, open rank (tenure-track) (Deadline: 19 November 2015)Edit

  • POSITION: Music Faculty, Open Rank, 10-Month, Tenure Track Position
  • ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: August 25, 2016
  • LOCATION: Waterbury, Danbury or any other assigned location
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Associate Dean or other Administrator, the faculty member will teach a full load of Music courses per semester. The incumbent will be responsible for music productions, band, choir, applied lesson programs, and other campus events. The “Additional Responsibilities” for this position must entail oversight of the shared technical theater space. Within applicable contractual provisions, teaching faculty and non-teaching professional staff are committed to the operation of the college five days a week, which may include evenings, Saturdays or Sundays.
  • MINIMUM SALARY AND QUALIFICATIONS: All ranks require a Master's Degree in Music and the following:
  • Instructor: $52,128 annual approximate, 0 to 2 years of teaching experience
  • Assistant Professor: $56,298 annual approximate, 4-6 years of teaching experience
  • Associate Professor: $63,592 annual approximate, 7 years of teaching experience
  • Professor: $72,981 annual approximate, 10 years of teaching experience
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. They must also provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons
  • We offer excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
  • TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted): Letter of Intent, Resume, Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted), Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution, Three (3) Letters of Reference
Dr. Lisa Dresdner
Associate Dean of Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences (LABSS)
Room K603
Attn: Music Faculty Search
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 19, 2015

New York University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 December 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a colleague at the assistant or recent associate level. The tenure-stream position will begin September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are looking for a superb scholar with a substantial publication record who will also be a dynamic presence both in the classroom and the department. The department desires a colleague whose work brings fresh approaches to the study of Western classical music and other musical traditions. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience supervising students and making successful administrative contributions, and to applicants whose work - while not limited by historical period - reaches outside the academy to the contemporary world.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/29 request for more materials x4
  • 2/18 Any news? About finalists/campus visits? (nothing here x5). If there has been a selection of finalists and any of the chosen few happen to be reading this, please do share with the rest of us, under a disguised IP if that makes you more comfortable. Better to know either way than to be clinging to false hope.
  • 2/19 last year the movement for the VAP position was quite slow; don't fret yet!
  • 3/4 still no news?(x5 nothing here)
  • 3/8 Rumor has it that interviews are now going on

New York University/The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music: Assistant Arts Professor in Music Business (Deadline: 1 December 2015)Edit

  • The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant Arts Professor position in Music Business to begin in Fall 2016. This is a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance.
  • We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed colleague on the forefront of the music industry’s cultural and technological developments who is excited by this exceptional opportunity to help our students become an integral part of the industry’s growth and transformation.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in business in areas that include: music business entrepreneurship, digital marketing, business development, management and emerging media.
  • The ideal candidate must show evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching music business through previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or the commensurate professional experience in the field. Additional responsibilities may include: departmental, school and university service, student advising and mentoring, new student recruitment, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Department Chair.
  • See http://tisch.nyu.edu/clive-davis-institute/curriculum/course-offerings for more information about the Clive Davis Institute’s curriculum.
  • The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music embraces diversity and seeks qualified candidates of all races, nationalities and genders. Women and qualified individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
  • Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to the application portal, www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52661
  • 1) Cover Letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Three letters of reference accompanied by a bio or CV from each Referrer; and 3) Optional: work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the Cover Letter.

Newcastle University: Teaching Fellow in Traditional and Folk Music (Deadline: 30 September 2015)Edit

  • The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Traditional and Folk Music (fixed-term) for 10 months during the academic year 2015-16 based in the School of Arts and Cultures. Your primary role will be to contribute to the delivery, administration and assessment of modules in traditional and folk music.
  • You will ideally have experience of teaching performance, scholarship as well as professional level performance experience in one of the traditional of folk musics of the British Isles or Ireland. You will be expected to contribute to administrative duties pertaining to the successful running of the music degree programmes. You must hold a PhD that combines both performative and academic knowledge and will have experience of teaching at university level in the UK or Ireland, ideally within ethnomusicology or the sociology of music in Britain or Ireland. In addition to this, you should be able to demonstrate experience of module leadership and a broad knowledge of the musical traditions of the British Isles and/or Ireland.
  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Head of Music, Dr Simon McKerrell: simon.mckerrell@newcastle.ac.uk.

Newcastle University: Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 11 May 2016)Edit

  • Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Salary: £47,801 to £55,389 (with potential progression to £60,844)
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 11th April 2016
  • Closes: 11th May 2016
  • Job Ref: 99944
  • The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Music to make a significant contribution to our collective research and teaching. This is an open, international search, and we are interested in appointing someone with research interests that would flourish in our highly plural research culture and who would have interests in popular, world, traditional or other contemporary musical cultures in an increasingly global and digitally connected world. We are seeking to appoint an established individual who has a strong track record of international quality research and who may be capable of working across the textual and practical musical domains.
  • For informal enquiries contact Dr Simon McKerrell (Head of Music) simon.mckerrell@newcastle.ac.uk tel: 0191 208 5609.
  • More information on the department is available here http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/music/.
  • Click here for further details.


Ningbo University: Faculty Position in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The School of Music at Ningbo University of China invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for open rank faculty positions in piano, voice, chorus conducting and ethnomusicology. The primary duty of the ethnomusicology position is conducting research and publication projects designated by the school.
  • Qualifications: an earned doctorate (D.M.A., PhD or equivalent) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Candidates should present evidence of scholarly promise and achievement, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and performance.
  • Required Experience: 1) Evidence of an active performing schedule or a list of academic publications; 2) Evidence of studio teaching experience at the university level, and; 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications: 1) Publications in scholarly journals; 2) Evidence of artistic and/or scholarly accomplishment at the national or international level; 3) Active participation in national and international organizations and their activities, and; 4) Chinese language or culture familiarity is a plus.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, which includes an international return ticket each year, free housing, and free health insurance.
  • To apply submit cover letter, resume/CV, and a list of three references with contact information to weiyanping1@nbu.edu.cn. References will be contacted only after applicant has been notified.

Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Music Department (Deadline: 01 February 2016) FILLED: Deirdre Loughridge, University of Pennsylvania 2011Edit

  • The Music Department in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Music, tenure-track, with a broadly creative, cross-disciplinary and global approach to teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will provide leadership in developing our newly restructured B.A. in Music, a degree that features a widely encompassing and flexible series of paths to majoring in music, in keeping with a larger view of creativity as inherently collaborative and central to all fields of inquiry.
  • Candidates must have a terminal degree in Musicology or Ethnomusicology by the start date. Candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of, or progress toward, significant achievement in scholarship, reflecting an ability to place music in the context of creative practices across an array of disciplines within and beyond the arts from a richly multi-cultural perspective.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/ and click on the Full-time positions link or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional background, a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Application received on or before February 1, 2016 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2016 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Hilary Poriss, chair of the search committee, at h.poriss@neu.edu.
  • request for additional materials (18/2) X 4
  • Request for Skype interview (2/25)
  • Request for campus interview (3/6)
  • Campus interviews complete (4/2)
  • Offer accepted (4/21)
  • Congrats to Deirdre! (4/23)

Northeastern University: Visiting Assistant Professor (Deadline: 05 June 2016)Edit

  • Northeastern University announces a search for a Visiting Assistant Professor (one-year appointment, 2016-2017 academic year) with a background and research interests in music of the African diaspora and other musical traditions around the globe, engaged from a broadly ethnographic and cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • The visiting faculty member will be asked to teach a load of three classes per semester. In the fall, this might include a course entitled “Music in Popular Culture” and a large course in the history and practice of jazz (with an enrollment of ca. 500), both open to all majors across campus. In the spring, the visiting colleague will have the opportunity to teach a special topics course of his or her own creation, in addition to two courses: “Black Popular Music” and “Global Pop Music.”
  • Qualifications: For this appointment, the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeatern University seeks an inspirational colleague with a doctorate or related terminal degree in a music discipline related to the above-mentioned fields of inquiry. We are looking for applicants who will contribute to a department that offers a widely encompassing and flexible series of paths to majoring in music, in keeping with a larger view of creativity as inherently collaborative and central to all areas of study. The ideal candidate will possess a promising record of, or progress toward, significant achievement in musical scholarship, with an ability to place music in the context of creative practice across and array of disciplines and cultures within and beyond the arts.
  • Additional Information; Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional background, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Application received on or before June 5, 2016 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2016 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Daniel Godfrey, Chair of the Music Department, at d.godfrey@neu.edu.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/ and click on the Full-time positions link or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.”
  • Email rejection 6/29

Northwestern College: Choral Music and Music History Faculty (full-time, 1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Northwestern College invites applications for a one-year faculty position (sabbatical replacement) in choral music and music history beginning in August 2016.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This faculty member will conduct the A cappella Choir and Heritage Singers (chamber choir) and teach vocal diction, choral literature, sections of music history and other courses based on the successful candidate’s strengths and needs of the department. Other responsibilities include recruiting and being active in departmental work.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a completed doctorate and show evidence of excellence in teaching. They should be qualified to lead/conduct choral ensembles and teach music history and courses in choral literature and diction. Leadership in student recruitment is a requirement. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the Christian faith and be able to contribute to a mutually supportive and versatile faculty. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who will support the college’s mission, Reformed and evangelical identity, and commitment to Christian liberal arts as expressed in our Vision for Learning.
  • DEPARTMENT: The music department has 4 full-time and 20 adjunct faculty members. The program is housed in the DeWitt Music Hall and Christ Chapel, which provide outstanding performance, rehearsal, studio and classroom space. The college has 10 performing ensembles, two of which tour annually. Academic programs include a fully accredited undergraduate music education program, music minor and music ministry minor, and career concentrations in music performance and music therapy. The department annually grants approximately $300,000 in music scholarships.
  • SALARY/RANK: Competitive. Commensurate with academic qualifications and professional experience. Excellent benefits.
  • APPLY ONLINE BELOW. Also send an email message with attachments: a letter of interest, CV and statement of teaching philosophy to deanoffaculty@nwciowa.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.


Notre Dame University Louaize: Assistant Professor in Music, Musicology, and Jazz Music (Deadline: 15 February 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Music.
  • The Department seeks a skillful, talented musicologist or educator with considerable professional experience (Minimum 5 years).
  • Candidates should have a professional Master degree (minimum 6 regular years of studies) or Ph.D. in Music. Previous teaching and/or post-doctoral experience is a plus.
  • Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, copies of degrees, documents proving excellence in teaching, a list of research and publications, and three letters of recommendation. Documents should be sent to: faad@ndu.edu.lb.
  • The deadline for application is February 15, 2016.
  • Address:
Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design
Notre Dame University Louaize
P.O. Box 72, Zouk Mikael
Lebanon
  • Posted to AMS-L 11/24

Ohio University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology (Deadline: 29 February 2016)Edit

  • Job Description: Responsibilities include teaching graduate seminars and undergraduate classes in ethnomusicology and music history (world and Western, respectively), participation in team-taught doctoral interdisciplinary seminars, and advising theses and dissertations.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completed doctorate by July 1, 2016 is required. ABDs will be considered during the screening and interview process. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly activity as well as effectiveness in classroom teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in Asian music preferred.
  • Departments: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and School of Music.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, list of references, copies of graduate transcripts, one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, and one-page statement of research accomplishments and goals.
  • Applicants may contact Dr. Marina Peterson, petersm2@ohio.edu, for questions about this position.
  • (2/26/16) Internal candidate there as a visiting. Job description tailored to him.
  • 2/27 Probably, but why would they ask for so many materials and references if that were the case? A lot of work for us AND them. They might be keeping their options open.
  • 2/27 (2) Agree with the "lots of work for us and them" but I suspect it's more a matter of strict HR procedural requirements, as opposed to keeping options open. But I'm an incorrigible cynic (who didn't even apply to this job anyway).
  • (3/22) Invite for campus interview

Ohio University Eastern: Adjunct Instructor in Music (Deadline: 22 October 2015)Edit

  • THIS IS A PART-TIME NON-BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITION FOR THE 2016 ACADEMIC YEAR.
  • Applicants must complete the online quick application and attach the required documents: cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references (with address, telephone number and email).
  • The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 22, 2015.
  • This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 3 - Sick Leave; Retirement
  • Posting Number: 2015181F
  • Job Description: Ohio University Eastern is seeking a qualified adjunct instructor to teach introductory lecture courses in Music such as MUS 1200 Exploring Music Styles an MUS 1250 Intro to Music History and Literature.
  • These courses will be taught on campus in St. Clairsville, OH.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or related area required at time of application.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Music, Prior College Teaching Experience
  • Pay Rate: $1000 – $1075 per credit hour depending on credentials
  • Job Open Date 10/02/2015
  • Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by October 22, 2015.
  • Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Paul Abraham abraham@ohio.edu

Oklahoma City University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (one-year) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 April 2016)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 1628
  • Job Description: The Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Musicology to begin August 15, 2016. This position is a one year appointment. We welcome a variety of interests and specializations within the field of musicology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the department’s assessment program, student recruiting and retention efforts for the department and the university, and in advising students, as well as participating in faculty meetings and other university service endeavors.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in Music Theory Musicology is required at the time of appointment. Three-years university teaching experience preferred. A strong commitment to the teaching of undergraduate students is expected.
  • Required application materials: Applicants will be asked to upload a Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please begin the secure online application process by selecting the click here to apply button below and uploading your CV. The remaining additional application materials listed above should be uploaded during the profile attachment stage of the online application process. An unformatted version of the CV will be presented toward the end of the application process. Please be assured that a formatted CV is automatically saved to the online profile.
  • Scheduled Hours: As a teaching institution, Oklahoma City University expects its faculty to be accessible to students beyond the classroom hours. Intellectual interactions with students are part of the university culture. Courses are scheduled throughout the day and evening hours. Faculty in the performing arts frequently have obligations in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Search Chair: Dr. Mark Belcik, Associate Dean, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, mbelcik@okcu.edu.
  • 4/5 Moderator note - if anyone emails to clarify if this position really requires a PhD in Music Theory and not Musicology, please update us.
  • 4/6 AMS-L posting said PhD in Musicology, and now the job ad does too.
  • 4/7 Did anyone else notice the blatant ableism in the full job description? Under "Physical Requirements" we are told that the position "requires frequent standing, walking and sitting" and that it "constantly requires... seeing near, far and with depth perception." Really?! So, you can't do musicology if you're blind or in a wheelchair? This HR boilerplate is shameful. (x2)
  • 4/21 invitation for phone interview

- 5/23 offer made

Palomar College: Assistant Professor, Music (Deadline: 21 March 2016)Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Music
  • Department: Performing Arts Department
  • Salary/Wage: Starting salary range: $56,682.32 – $88,676.83 annually. An annual stipend of $1,385.90 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution. Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
  • Primary Function: The Assistant Professor, Music, Vocal/Choral/Theory, is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of Music. Specifically, these courses include classes in vocal/choral music, music theory and other music courses including general education, and will direct or perform with an ensemble.
  • Preferred Qualifications: 1. Teaching experience in the fields of choral/vocal music and music theory. 2. Ability to collaborate creatively in an interdisciplinary environment. 3. Educational and/or professional experience in conducting (choral/vocal) and a strong music theory background. 4. Educational background in musicology and ethnomusicology and/or related fields. 5. Teaching and/or professional experience in one or more specialized areas: applied music, composition, musical theatre, jazz, music technology, popular music studies, piano, and/or Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, urban, or Latin American music. 6. Experience in developing music curriculum that incorporates technology. 7. Evidence of leadership experience. 8. Commitment to a student learning-centered college. 9. Evidence of a strong commitment to remaining current in Music and its instructional programs.
  • Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, 10 months per year, tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
  • Open Date: 01/25/2016
  • Close Date: 03/21/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Posting Number: P0241P
  • Additional Application Information: This position is expected to start in the Fall 2016 semester (August 19, 2016).
  • Candidates selected for interviews will be required to interview in person at the College. Interviews will require a live teaching demonstration.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Three professional letters of recommendation are required for this position and must be submitted by March 28, 2016. See “Reference Letters” section of the application for details. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the due date.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17

Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Musicology): Postdoctoral Researcher (Deadline: 05 June 2016)Edit

  • Competition for the Post-Doctoral research post at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Musicology) in Warsaw
  • Required qualifications: PhD in musicology, proven experience in research into 15th- and 16th-century music, familiarity with issues in research into the musical culture of Italy and Central Europe, proficiency in English (knowledge of Polish is not essential, but will be an asset), ability to work as part of an international team.
  • Responsibilities: research as part of the project HERA: ‘Sound Memories. The Musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early Modern Europe’ (SoundMe), organisational work as part of project implementation.
  • Documentation required: letter of application addressed to the Director of the Institute, curriculum vitae, list of publications, letter of reference from a professor (tutor), copy of the PhD certificate
  • Terms: three years’ full-time employment for the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2019, gross remuneration: 1412 EUR/month (plus 1135 EUR/month living and mobility allowance)
  • Deadline for applications: 5 June 2016
  • How to apply: by letter addressed to:
Instytut Sztuki PAN
Konkurs Hera
ul. Długa 26/28
00-950 Warszawa, Poland
  • or by email to: pawel.gancarczyk@ispan.pl
  • Results of the competition: The competition commission will conduct qualifying interviews with selected candidates in person or via Skype. These candidates will be informed about the date of their interviews at least 14 days beforehand. The results of the competition will be published on the website: www.ispan.pl no later than 60 days from the date of the announcement of the competition.
  • Posted to AMS-L 5/13/16

Portland State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 January 2016)Edit

  • The School of Music at Portland State University (PSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position to begin Fall 2016. The successful candidate will teach courses in music history, including undergraduate and graduate-level subjects. Other duties will be assigned to fulfill School of Music needs and may include teaching in the areas of American music, world music, research methods, music literature and any additional subjects within the successful candidate’s expertise and interests. The appointment will also entail sustaining a continuous and cumulative record of creative/scholarly activities. Community outreach will be important aspects of the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D., D.M.A. or appropriate terminal degree. Two years experience teaching music history at the collegiate level. Innovative scholarship in appropriate area.
  • Preferred Qualifications Experience with hybrid and online forms of instruction and technologies for delivery.
  • Complete the on-line application and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a copy of your unofficial transcripts (Other 2), one writing sample representative of your research (additional writing samples may be requested at a later date),and provide the names and email addresses of individuals (minimum of 3 – maximum of 5) who have agreed to serve as references. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of your application.
  • If you have questions: Heather Myers hmyers@pdx.edu
  • 2/16 anything here?
    • 2/26 I haven't heard a thing...
    • 3/14 nothing still...
    • 3/30 shall we assume this search has been canceled? x2
      • 4/11 Inquired with the department (4/5), but have yet to hear back. 
      • 4/11 Inquired with the department on April 1st but haven't heard back. 
  • 4/18 Interviews are going on now.
  • 4/22 Email rejection from HR Department. x3

Princeton University: African Humanities Postdoctoral Research Associate (Deadline: 29 February 2015)Edit

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Department of African American Studies (DAAS), and the Department of English at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position (1 to 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) or an associate research scholar position (4 to 5 years beyond the Ph.D.) for the 2016-17 year (beginning September 1, 2016) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies.
  • Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may be able to teach one course each year with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.
  • The salary for the position will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed five. The research associate or associate research scholar will also receive a modest research and travel fund and will be eligible for benefits.
  • Applicants must apply online and should submit:
(1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project;
(2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals;
(3) selected bibliography;
(4) curriculum vitae and list of publications;
(5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work;
(6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and
(7) names and contact information for three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.
  • Application Deadline: February 29, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2016. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • 2/23 Couple of clarifying questions on the application procedure: is the entire cover letter supposed to be only 200 words? And does a "suggested syllabus for a course" mean you give them a complete syllabus for a course or just describe a suggested syllabus?

Princeton University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 November 2015) FILLED: Gavin Steingo, 2010 University of Pennsylvania, University of PittsburghEdit

  • The Department of Music at Princeton University seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on September 1, 2016. We are seeking a specialist in non-Western musical practices and traditions. Additional teaching and research strengths in popular music, broadly defined, will be an asset.
  • Together with research and publication, the position requires a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervising, and to the performing arts. A completed Ph.D. is required.
  • Documents which can be associated with this posting: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Bibliography/Publications List
  • Per 10/26 AMS-L post, review of applications will begin November 15.
  • Request for writing samples (12/31) x 7
  • Any movement here? (1/22)
  • Campus visits scheduled (2/1)

Queen's University: Queen's National Scholar in Music Theatre and Opera (Assistant/Associate Professor) (Deadline: 01 February 2016) FILLED: Colleen Renihan, University of Toronto 2011Edit

  • The School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University invites applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position in the area of Music Theatre and Opera from outstanding scholars and educators with passion, energy, and a strong vision for innovative interdisciplinary research and education. This is a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic): http://www.queensu.ca/provost/teaching-and-learning/queens-national-scholar-program.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be an emerging leader in the study of Music Theatre and Opera. In speaking of opera separately in the description “Music Theatre and Opera”, we emphasize that we intend to include singing theatre in all its manifestations. The School of Drama and Music, recently created through the merger of the Department of Drama and the School of Music, intends this position to help expand our offerings and invigorate our international and interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area shared by our disciplines. Significant support for these activities is supplied by our shared facilities in the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts: http://www.theisabel.ca/.
  • This position will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to help define and contribute towards what we envision will become the pre-eminent academic program devoted to the study of Music Theatre in Canada, recognized as such internationally. Accordingly, we are seeking a scholar engaged in inspirational and dynamic research in this field rather than seeking to fill a preconceived niche. Recognizing that performance is an integral part of our existing program, experience as a practitioner in some aspect of Music Theatre will be considered an asset.
  • The candidate will display strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in courses that combine creativity and experiential learning, and theory with practice, and will be prepared to become involved in developing a graduate program within the School of Drama and Music.
  • The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
  • To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
  • A complete application consists of: (i) a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), (ii) a full curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received), (iii) a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available), (iv) a statement of current and prospective research interests, (v) a writing sample, and (vi) a minimum of three letters of reference. At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
  • Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either PDFs or MS Word files) to Sheri Wilson at sw16@queensu.ca. Ms Wilson will also forward any questions about the position or the application process to Dr. Craig Walker, Director of the School of Drama and Music. Hard copy applications may be submitted to Craig Walker, Director, School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6.
  • Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.
  • The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016, with interviews to be held shortly thereafter.
  • Anyone know what a letter of reference "at arm's lenth" means?
  • 01/31/16: I would assume that "at arm's length" means somebody not on your committee and preferably not a faculty member from the university that granted/will grant your Ph.D.
  • 2/19 Any movement here?
  • 3/2 I'm not the same person from above---but I am also curious if anybody knows anything. Is there a similar page to this from theater studies that anyone has checked on?
  • 3/2 (2) There is a Theater wiki but this position isn't posted. -5120j
  • 3/2 I checked in at the end of last week and was told they are still in the process of reviewing the applications/narrowing down the pool.
  • 3/14 any updates?
  • 3/14 Pretty sure interviews are scheduled.
  • 3/15 I heard a shortlist of 2 candidates has been finalized

Queen's University Belfast: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 13 June 2016)Edit

  • Position: Lecturer in Music
  • School/Department: School of Creative Arts
  • Reference: 16/104613
  • Closing Date: Monday 13 June 2016
  • Salary: £34,576 - £50,702 per annum (including contribution points)
  • Anticipated Interview Date: Monday 1 August 2016
  • JOB PURPOSE: To undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to School administration/outreach activity.
  • ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
1. At least a 2.1 honours degree in Music or relevant field.
2. A completed PhD in Music related areas (near completion will be considered if viva date has been set).
3. A research record in practice, peer reviewed journals /conference papers or other forms of outputs, appropriate to stage of career.
4. Ability to contribute to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
5. Research interests that are sustainable and which complement or enhance research activities of the School.
6. A minimum of 3 years research experience in one or more of the following areas: popular music, music production, film scoring, music for games, song writing, traditional musics, jazz, music theatre.
7. Potential to earn external research income.
8. Teaching experience at tertiary level appropriate to stage of career.
9. Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
10. High level of analytical capability.
11. Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
12. Effective interpersonal skills.
13. Engagement in continuous professional development.
14. Ability to assess and organise resources.
15. Ability to work outside normal working hours to attend concerts and related events.
  • DESIRABLE CRITERIA:
1. PGCHET and/or membership of an appropriate professional and/or teaching body eg. HEA
2. Interdisciplinary research experience.
3. Interest in knowledge transfer and outreach activities leading to research impact outside academia.
4. Direct experience in research funding applications through the UK research councils, or other funding bodies.
5. Experience in course design and programme administration.
6. Experience of teaching topics such as popular music, song writing, harmony, arranging, music production.
7. Experience in international event organisation.
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.
  • Email rejection (6/7)
  • request for a campus interview (7/7)

Queensland Conservatorium: Lecturer, Music Literature (Deadline: 03 November 2015)Edit

  • Reference: 502901
  • Element: Queensland Conservatorium
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Overview: The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) is one of Australia's leading music schools and has exceptional international standing and partnerships. QCGU is amongst one of the largest visual and performing arts education and research precincts in Australia which is also home to the Queensland College of Art and the Griffith Film School.
  • This is a continuing, part time (50%) position primarily based at the Gold Coast campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work at the South Bank campus.
  • The role: This lecturer position contributes to the development, delivery and coordination of teaching, within the Bachelor of Popular Music and Bachelor of Musical Theatre programs, primarily in the areas of music history and analysis. In addition to taking a leading role in music literature, this position will have input into a range of undergraduate, honours and higher degree programs and courses.
  • The person: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for preparing and teaching music literature courses in the Bachelor of Popular Music and the Bachelor of Musical Theatre. This position would also need to contribute to the development of links with the music industry and wider community through advocacy and liaison work on behalf of the institution, and recruitment of high quality students.
  • Salary range: Lecturer Level B: $86,754 - $103,024 (pro rata) per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $101,503 - $120,538 (pro rata) per annum.
  • Further information: Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link: Download File PD_502901_Lecturer, Music Literature.pdf
  • For position queries, contact Associate Professor Gemma Carey, Head of Pedagogy, Queensland Conservatorium on +61 (0) 7 3735 6339.
  • For application queries, contact Ms Kate Cooper, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.
  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 4:30 PM AEST

Queensland Conservatorium: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music Literature and Research (Deadline: 17 June 2016)Edit

  • Job ID: 101701
  • Location: South Bank
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Work Type: Continuing
  • This is a continuing, full time position based at the South Bank campus
  • The position is central to the music literature and research endeavours. Teaching will be in the form of lectures and tutorials across the Conservatorium, and include higher degree supervision. Engagement in the creative life of the Conservatorium is an expectation of this position.
  • The person for this role needs a highly developed skill-base and theoretical grounding in diverse approaches to music learning and teaching are key requirements. Contribution to the teaching programs in areas of the incumbent’s expertise is required. In addition, active participation in a number of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre projects / clusters, and an ongoing contribution to the research output of QCGU through high level research outputs and other relevant modes of dissemination will be expected.
  • Salary Range:
  • Lecturer, Level B: $89,357 - $106,114 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $104,548 - $124,154 per annum.
  • Lecturer, Level C: $109,462 - $126,220 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $128,072 - $147,678 per annum.
  • Further Information: Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link: 101701_PD_SL_L_in_Music_Literature_and_Researcch_(1)-2.pdf
  • For position queries, contact Professor Scott Harrison, Director, Queensland Conservatorium on (07) 3735 6208 or scott.harrison@griffith.edu.au
  • For application queries, contact Elsa Pressley, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999.
  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • Closing date: Friday, 17 June 2016, at 4.30pm AEST. (Moderator note: this is 2:30am on June 17 on the US east coast.)
  • Does anyone with knowledge of the Australian academic job market know if this job is likely to start in 2016 or 2017? If the latter, I'll repost it on next year's page (not yet created as of 5/24).



Rhodes University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 16 November 2015 04 January 2016)Edit

  • Requirements: Senior Lecturer: At least a PhD in Ethnomusicology and teaching experience at the undergraduate and post graduate levels required. Candidates should have experience in teaching in the area of Ethnomusicology. Research supervision of at least to Masters’ degrees is required. Interests and experience in applied Ethnomusicology, interdisciplinary approaches to music studies, and knowledge of the major world music traditions, will be an advantage.
  • Lecturer: At least a Masters’ degree in Ethnomusicology with progress being made towards a PhD nearing completion and some teaching experience is required. Ability to teach in the area of Ethnomusicology and to undertake research supervision at least to Masters level. An interest in applied Ethnomusicology will be an advantage.
  • Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups to apply.
  • Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates. For more detail, refer to the policy contained in the web link below: http://www.ru.ac.za/humanresources/policies/policiesandprotocols/
  • NB: Preference will be given to candidates from the designated group and Rhodes University reserves the right to re-advertise if no suitably qualified South African Black applicant is recommended for appointment.
  • All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • An employment check will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Additional Requirements: Please refer to the Academic Role Profile
  • Further Particulars: The selection process that will be followed for this post including dates of short-listing, the interviews etc, is detailed in the document above. The Full Minimum requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document. Please complete the application form and save it with your surname as the file name.
  • Please attach your application, substantial letter of motivation, CV, and certificates to an email with the job title as the job title as the subject line and send it to: Jobs-red@ru.ac.za
  • Closing Date: Mon, 16 November 2015 12:00
  • Closing Date: Mon, 4 January 2016 12:00
  • If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
    • Reposted on December 11 with new deadline and added note: "NB: Preference will be given to candidates from the designated group and Rhodes University reserves the right to re-advertise if no suitably qualified South African Black applicant is recommended for appointment."

Regis University: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 04 December 2015) FILLED: Trudi Wright, University of Colorado 2010Edit

  • The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking a creative and energetic individual with strong interpersonal skills to work closely with the Department and Music Faculty to support a growing music program within the context of a comprehensive, Jesuit liberal arts education. `
  • The successful candidate will teach and oversee the teaching of the world music component of the music major and minor. Contribute to the range of undergraduate music survey courses in the Fine Arts Core and Integrative Core. Contribute to the University Core Freshman Seminars. Qualified applicants will have strengths in multiple areas, teaching courses and seminars within the candidate’s areas of expertise as needed by the Department and University. Participate in recruitment of music students, student advising, college and departmental activities, professional development and overall support of the music program. Maintain an active research and creative agenda.
  • This position is pending budgetary approval.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completed doctorate in music required at time of appointment. Evidence of excellent classroom teaching and a documented history of professional activity. Specifically, candidates must be qualified to teach music of multiple world cultures, including music in American culture.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic background, and who incorporate innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative teaching approaches.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: 1) letter of intent (including explanation of your interest in teaching at a small liberal arts college, and how your background and experience fulfills above responsibilities and qualifications); 2) current vita; 3) transcripts (all graduate and undergraduate); and 4) three confidential letters of reference (should be sent under separate cover).
  • Questions about the position may be sent via email to Dr. Loretta Notareschi at: lnotares@regis.edu
  • Review of application materials will begin December 4, 2015 and continue until position is filled.
  • Notification of application received (Jan 4) x 3
  • Any movement here? (Feb 12)
  • Skype interviews (Feb 23)
  • Received rejection via email (Feb 25) [email included name of the new hire: Trudi Wright]
  • 2/27 I'm particularly puzzled why this position was offered to a person already on the faculty. Trudi Wright has been listed as an assistant professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts for several years. What gives?
  • 2/29 She previously was not tenure track but now she will be. Congrats, Trudi!

Royal Academy of Music: Lecturer - Undergraduate Studies (Deadline: 20 October 2015)Edit

  • Part Time: 0.5 FTE (15 hours per week)
  • We are currently looking for a Lecturer to deliver core undergraduate academic studies teaching, according to experience and specialism. A particular focus of the role will be the delivery of history-based modules.
  • Applicants must possess a relevant doctoral-level qualification (or be about to receive one) and will be a musician with advanced practical skills and a deep knowledge of repertoire and music history. You will have high quality teaching skills and the ability to engage intellectually and musically with talented performers, together with excellent administration, IT and organisational skills.
  • A full recruitment pack for this vacancy can be downloaded from www.ram.ac.uk/jobs. If you do not have internet access, please write to Miarah Shah, HR Assistant, quoting the reference 15/018. Completed applications must be received by 10am Tuesday 20 October 2015. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Tuesday 10 November 2015.
  • Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to Anthony Gritten, Head of Undergraduate Programmes at a.gritten@ram.ac.uk.

Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis: 2016-2017 CCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 08 January 2016)Edit

  • “Arts” and “aesthetics” have been integrally linked since the eighteenth century, but this was not always the case. Aesthetics, originally denoting knowledge through sense perception, only later became concerned with taste and judgment, or value and beauty, and integral over time to what we now call “criticism.” Art, initially describing craft, practical skill or technique with matter, language and sound, later migrated to embrace formalism and individual as well as cultural expression. The 2016-17 CCA seminar “Arts and Aesthetics” will explore the divergences and convergences of these related but fundamentally different ideas, approaching them from the perspectives of philosophy, literary history, art history, the fine arts, the history of science, and political and cultural theory. Topics are likely to include form and formalism; the history of criticism and critique; theories of perception; and questions of representation generally, ranging from photography, to painting, sculpture, music, architecture, performance, and conceptual as well as outsider art. Throughout, the idea of the “liberal arts” and their status in 2016—Rutgers University’s 250th year—will be an abiding concern.
  • In 2016-17, CCA will sponsor two external post-doctoral fellowships with awards of $45,000. CCA also awards non-funded associate fellowships. All fellows will have access to the Center’s resources during the tenure of the fellowship and will be expected to participate in and to present their work to the Center seminars, which meet regularly throughout the academic year, and to teach one advanced undergraduate course in their core discipline. All inquiries should be directed to info@cca.rutgers.edu. Please do not direct inquiries to the seminar leaders.
  • Qualifications: All requirements for the PhD must be completed by June 30, 2016.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a detailed research statement (no more than 4 single-spaced pages), a 250-400 word abstract of your research project, and a detailed proposal for an advanced undergraduate course that you would like to teach.
  • (5/16) Received rejection email.

Saint John's University: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Area of Music
  • Tracking Code: 218162-951
  • Job Description: The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University is seeking applications for adjunct faculty in the area of music to teach courses to undergraduate students. The position if for Fall 2016. Graduate degree in music is required.
  • Please submit on line, letter of application and resume. Three letters of reference may be requested further along in the recruiting process.
  • Job Location: Queens, New York, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Saint Joseph's University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Spring 2016) (Deadline: 10 November 2015) FILLED: Catherine Hughes, UNC-Chapel Hill 2015Edit

  • The Department of Music, Theatre & Film at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the Spring 2016 semester. The successful candidate will teach four courses, including Western Music History: 1750 to the Present Day, Introduction to World Music, and History of Rock & Pop. Preference will be given to candidates that can also teach one or more of the following: violin lessons, Music Fundamentals, or chamber music coaching. The candidate will be expected to complete department service.
  • Beginning its fifth year, the Music Major is at an exciting point of growth and development. http: www.sju.edu/mtf
  • Candidates should desire the opportunity to work with department colleagues to build a vibrant and sustainable program of study within the context of a Jesuit Institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts education.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required): Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in musicology or related field (ABD considered) and demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include enthusiastic and committed teacher with a minimum of two years experience teaching in a liberal arts college setting.
  • Message to Applicants: Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.sju.edu, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Application deadline is November 10, 2015.
  • 11/12 - Request for Skype interview


Saint Joseph's University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (full-time, 1-year) (Deadline: 30 May 2016) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • Full Time or Part Time Status: Temporary, Full-Time, 9 months
  • If temporary, please provide a start and end date: August 16, 2016 to May 15, 2017
  • The Department of Music, Theatre & Film at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. The successful candidate will teach the following courses: Introduction to World Music, History of Rock & Pop, and Music Fundamentals. Preference will be given to candidates that can also teach one or more of the following: violin lessons, History of Jazz, or chamber music coaching. The candidate will be expected to complete department service.
  • Secondary Responsibilities: Assist with department juries and programming. Provide academic advising to students. Provide service to the department.
  • Minimum Requirements: Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in ethnomusicology, musicology or a related field (ABD considered and would hold title of Visiting Instructor) and demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include enthusiastic and committed teacher with a minimum of two years of experience teaching in a liberal arts college setting.
  • Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: The successful candidate will teach five days a week.
  • Message to Applicants: This position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.sju.edu, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Application deadline is May 30, 2016.
  • 6/23/16 Skype interviews in progress.
  • 7/21 Rejection email

Saint Norbert College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • 5/3/2016
  • Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music — Full Time
  • Duties: St. Norbert College, a nationally ranked, residential, liberal arts college with a stable enrollment of 2,200 students, invites applications for a one year Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Music to begin August 2016. Responsibilities include teaching an integrated curriculum of music theory and history from the Baroque to modern eras. Secondary responsibilities may include Studio Instruction, Music Education, Composition, or other duties according to the applicant's expertise. The teaching load is 3/3 (fall and spring semesters) with no committee or academic advising duties. For information about the Music program and its mission, visit: http://www.snc.edu/music.
  • Experience: Terminal degree preferred, ABD considered.
  • How To Apply: St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing "an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development." We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community (http://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html).
  • Please send letter of application, CV, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. David Duquette, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, St. Norbert College, Hall of Fine Arts, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to holly.huntley@snc.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17.

San Bernardino Valley College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track) (Deadline: 03 December 2015)Edit

  • Responsibilities include teaching courses in Music including, but not limited to, History and Literature, Appreciation, Theory, and Performance; working with students on an individual basis during office hours and in applied music courses, participating in concerts and facilitating student participation in concerts and festivals, serving on a variety of departmental and college-wide committees.
  • Minimum Requirements: 1) Master’s in Music OR Bachelor’s in Music AND Master’s in humanities OR the equivalent. 2)Experience that indicates a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities
  • Desired Qualifications:
1) Three years post-secondary teaching experience
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience in Music at the community college level
3) Effective communication skills, both oral and written
4) Experience teaching history, appreciation, theory and performance programs
5) Interest in developing collaborative learning techniques or teaching in learning communities
6) Experience using appropriate technologies in teaching
7) Experience and/or preparation in teaching a range of music courses
8) Experience advising clubs and or performance groups
9) Commitment to student learning outcomes and student success and the ability to design instruction to meet those outcomes, using a variety of techniques to accommodate varied learning styles, abilities, and motivation levels in an open access learning environment.
10) Commitment to professional growth, motivation as a teacher, and service to the college
11) Ability to create an open, inclusive learning environment
12) Enthusiasm, creativity, caring, flexibility, a willingness to innovate and an energetic, dynamic attitude
  • Salary and Benefits: Starting salary annual salary $48,320.88 to $78,443.26 for 177 days of service, plus family medical, dental, and vision coverage and employee life insurance (employee contribution depends upon plan selected.) STRS Retirement (employee contributes 8.15%) and CTA dues of $98.90 per month.
  • Posting Date 11/03/2015
  • Closing Date 12/03/2015
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered a qualified applicant, interested persons must submit ALL of the following documents:
1. Completed San Bernardino Community College District online application. (Do not state “See Resume” on the application form.) Determination of applicants meeting minimum requirements will be based upon information provided in the SBCCD application. Resumes will be reviewed by the committee only after information satisfying minimum requirements have been listed in the SBCCD application. Paper applications will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
2. A Resume summarizing your educational and professional experience.
3. A Cover Letter explaining how your experience and background demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements for the position stated in the posting.
4. Teaching Philosophy of your beliefs about teaching and learning. The statement or description should include examples of how you put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples of what you do or anticipate doing in the classroom.
5. Unofficial Transcripts that show you meet the minimum educational requirement(s) for the position. Only transcripts showing the awarded minimum required degree or higher degree will be accepted. Transcripts must be legible. Transcripts must be from a US accredited institution. Transcripts from outside the US must include an official evaluation for equivalency. Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts if the position requires a degree. Official Transcripts will be required upon hire. If possible, please highlight the area indicating the degree name/major and date the degree was awarded or conferred.
  • All interested parties must apply through the www.sbccdjobs.com website to be considered a qualified applicant. Applications that do not include all of the required documents will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
  • Posting Number: 2013P00574M
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • From the theory wiki: Received rejection via e-mail (12/15)


Seton Hall University: Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology (Deadline: 21 December 2015) FILLED: Paul Christiansen, UC Davis 2002, University of Southern MaineEdit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology
  • Location: South Orange
  • Employment Type: Tenure-Track
  • Title Code: 100330
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology to begin August 2016. The Music Program offers a B. A. with a Major in Music Performance or in Music Education, and a number of Minor programs, including Music History, Music Technology, Musical Theater, and Certificate in Pastoral Music Ministry. Grounded in a liberal arts curriculum, the College of Communication and the Arts encourages interdisciplinary initiatives across the College and University.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in music history and theory for the Music Program in the undergraduate music major sequence and also courses in music history for undergraduate non-majors. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in the interdisciplinary university core curriculum and should be prepared to participate in student recruitment and program activities
  • Required Qualifications: Ph. D. in Musicology or Music History is required at the time of appointment as is two or more years of successful college teaching experience. Position is open to all areas of musicological research.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Further materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Application review begins December 21, 2015.
  • Posting Number: 0002235
  • Request for phone interview (1/5)
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/20)
  • Offer made (end of Feb.)

Sheridan College: Instructor of Music and Director of Arts Outreach and Academic Support (Deadline: 23 May 2016)Edit

  • Posting Number: 20150085P
  • Job Posting Date: 05/09/2016
  • Initial Review Date: 05/23/0016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Job Summary: The Instructor of Music and Director of Arts Outreach and Academic Support will be assigned administrative duties pertaining to instruction, institutional effectiveness, student issues, budgeting and external relations. This individual will work closely with faculty and senior administrators. The individual will promote and encourage all faculty to take a more robust role in academic functions. The individual will teach music classes and applied lessons in the candidate’s area of expertise at Sheridan College. The faculty member is a professional educator with the primary responsibility of providing quality instruction to NWCCD’s student population in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college. Faculty is expected to participate in collegial activity with peers, participate in on-going professional development, and to be involved in college governance processes.
  • Education/Qualifications
Master required (doctorate preferred) in an Arts related field.
Strong understanding of music theory and Western music history and literature.
Strong performance proficiency on primary instrument.
Basic piano keyboard skills.
Basic proficiency with computer notation programs.
  • Experience
Three years of higher education teaching experience.
Community college experience is preferred, but a commitment to the community college sensibility is essential.
Experience working with stakeholders in and outside of a college or university.
Educational leadership experience.

Singapore University of Technology and Design: Faculty Members in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) program at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new research university established in collaboration with MIT, invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor in any discipline of the humanities, the arts or the social sciences.
  • Although the search is open to disciplinary specialization, in the humanities and the arts, preference may be given to candidates working in disciplines with a research focus in South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia, in art history, in cinema, media and performance studies, in theater, in music (especially ethnomusicology and music theory) and in the visual and digital arts, as scholars or as practitioners.
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should demonstrate strong research skills, an active research program and an established record of or strong promise for peer-reviewed publications and scholarly productivity. Selected candidates will conduct research, teach elective courses in their fields of expertise and contribute to teaching the first year core courses in the humanities and the social sciences. We seek scholars with the capacity and interest to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple disciplines of the humanities, arts and social sciences, and, where appropriate, with our engineering and architecture and sustainable design faculty. All faculty work closely with the Head of HASS to contribute to the continued development of the program as it grows.
  • Salary, benefits and leave policies are competitive at an international level. SUTD values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17

Soochow University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 30 November 2015)Edit

  • The School of Music at Soochow University (Suzhou, China) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Musicology. Candidates should have a completed PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in musicology or music history and a record of excellent teaching and scholarship. Preferred area of specialization is music before 1700. The duties of this position include teaching courses for graduate and undergraduate students, advising graduate students, and serving on committees within the School of Music.
  • Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2015.
  • The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and scholar who will contribute to the development of the School’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Send via email:
1) Letter of application
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Three letters of reference (to be sent directly by the recommender)
  • Please send these materials to the Chair of the Musicology Search, School of Music, Soochow University, Suzhou, China.
  • music_hr -at- suda.edu.cn
  • Posted to AMS-L on 11/2
  • Request for additional material (12/29)

South Louisiana Community College: Music Instructor (full-time, beginning Spring 2016) (Deadline: 01 November 2015)Edit

  • Position Title: Music Instructor
  • DUTIES: Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities (65 – 75% of Activity, 25 – 30 hrs. wk.), Service to Students, Department, Division or College (20 – 30% of Activity, 10 – 15 hrs. wk.), Research and Professional Development Activities (5 – 15% of Activity, 5 – 10 hrs. wk.)
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum qualification for teaching in an Academic area is a Master’s degree in the discipline or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline being taught.
  • Experience Required: Teaching experience preferred.
  • Type of Position: Instruction
  • Department: Liberal Arts
  • Semester: Spring
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
  • Status: 9/10 Months
  • Degree Required: Masters
  • Degree Preferred: Masters
  • Estimated Hours per Week: 40
  • Posting Number: 13-00212
  • Open Date: 10/13/2015
  • Close Date: 11/01/2015
  • Special Instructions Summary: Unofficial transcript must show minimum of a Master’s degree conferred

Southern Virginia University: Music History/Musicology Faculty (Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2015) FILLED: Keenan Reesor, University of Southern California, ABDEdit

  • Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time position in music history/musicology to begin fall 2016. The appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience. Graduate students finishing their dissertations (ABDs) will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be finished within a predetermined time to be eligible for appointment in Fall 2016. This is a Continuing Status Track position. Responsibilities include: (1) Teach undergraduate courses (both in general education and for the music major) in music history; (2) teach other music core classes, including Music Fundamentals, as needed; (3) have sufficient skill and experience to teach applied music on an instrument (woodwind or piano preferred); (4) accept administrative responsibilities as assigned; (5) serve as student academic advisor and academic committee member. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction.
  • Applications must include the submission of a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications and the university’s mission (see below) as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, a resume/CV, and at least two letters of recommendation. The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
  • Please send your application either to:
Music History Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
  • Or electronically to provost@svu.edu.
  • A review of applications begins November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts university that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and welcomes others who live by like-minded values. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the University Mission Statement and the Code of Honor in the letter of application.
  • Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer
  • N.B. Although review began on November 1, the ad was posted to Chronicle Vitae on 11/30 so presumably they are still considering applications.
  • 11/11 Phone/Skype interview scheduled for mid-January

Southhampton Solent University: Associate Lecturer in Popular Music Studies (Deadline: 08 January 2016)Edit

  • Fixed Term Until 31 July 2016
  • Interview Date: 18 January 2016
  • Part Time Hourly Paid
  • An Associate Lecturer in Popular Music Studies is required to contribute to the BA (Hons) Music Promotion and BA (Hons) Music Management degrees at Southampton Solent University.
  • The successful candidate will need to have a good degree in a relevant subject, and have experience of teaching in a higher education context.
  • He or she will be required to teach on our Level 4 core ‘Popular Music in Context’ unit as well as to teach the Level 5 option unit ‘Pop, Politics and Protest’. The successful candidate will need to have a solid grounding in the academic study of popular music. There is also a possibility that the successful candidate will need to be able to supervise some final year project.
  • For more information about this role or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Chris Anderton: Chris.Anderton@solent.ac.uk

Springfield College: Instructor of General Music (full-time, 1-year) (Deadline: 16 May 2016)Edit

  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Position Title: Instructor of General Music
  • Position Description:The Department of Visual and Performing Arts (Music Program) invites an experienced Instructor for a one year full-time appointment to teach for the Fall and Spring semester of 2016-2017. Subjects will include Music Appreciation, American Popular Music, as well as conducting the Jazz Ensemble and overseeing end-of-semester concerts both fall and spring.
  • Position Qualifications: Desired qualifications: Master’s degree with college teaching experience; B.A. in Music with relevant professional experience will be considered. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., and three professional references with contact information to: Professor Martin Shell, Chair of Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. E-applications can be directed to Professor Martin Shell at mshell@springfieldcollege.edu. Review of applications will begin May 16th and continue until the position is filled with an employment date of August 2016.

State University of New York at Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 01 December 2015) FILLED: Erin Brooks, Washington University in St. Louis 2010Edit

  • Department: CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Full-time, tenure-track position in musicology with teaching responsibilities including core music history survey classes, upper-level courses, working with Musical Studies students pursuing the major in music history, and possibly electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position.
  • Application review begins December 1, 2015 and continues until position is filled.
  • This position is pending final budgetary approval.
  • In addition, this position will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in musicology [NB: They really mean completed by time of application]; teaching experience in music history/musicology.
  • Preferred Qualifications: College-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level; experience and willingness to teach core theory and aural skills classes, if needed.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents: Teaching Philosophy
  • Dr. Jess Tyre, Search Committee Chair, 315-267-3247, tyrejb@potsdam.edu
  • Any news here?
  • No news for me either.
  • Anyone heard anything yet? (01-11-2016)
  • Request for Skype interview (1/13) X 2
  • Request for a Campus interview (2/9)

Stephen F Austin State University: Lecturer in Bassoon and Music History (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0604406
  • Job Title: LECTURER - Bassoon & Music History
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • General Description: This is a full-time, nine-month, faculty position responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the chair.
  • Education: Master's degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required.
  • Experience and Training: Practical experience sufficient to teach at a university level, through teaching or profession, is required. Experience teaching at a university level is preferred.
  • Work Hours: 12 contact hours, as calculated by the university workload calculator.
  • Posting Date: 07-12-2016
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: The following items must be included for the application to be considered complete:
1. Letter of application (Cover Letter)
2. Curriculum vita
3. Please upload transcripts from all institutions attended as the "Other Document."
4. Please upload the following on one document as the "Teaching Philosophy": (A). Evidence of teaching effectiveness, (B). Performance recordings/links
5. Please upload three letters of recommendation along with the contact names and numbers for the list of references.
  • Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting: Teach applied bassoon (music majors and minors) as well as courses in music history and literature as assigned at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other responsibilities may include related courses in bassoon repertoire, performance and pedagogy, woodwind methods and chamber music coaching, as well as performing, touring and recruiting with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet (an all-faculty ensemble). Faculty members are expected to be active as performers, in research and/or creative activities, and to be committed to fulfilling service obligations to the School of Music, College of Fine Arts, the university and the profession. Faculty are expected to embrace and maintain the spirit of collegiality that exists in the College of Fine Arts.


Suzhou University of Science and Technology: Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 May 2016)Edit

  • Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music (SUSTAM), founded in 1989, is one of the leading music institutions in Jiangsu Province, China. Now under the inspiring leadership of Dean Christopher Chen, the Academy has begun to distinguish itself at the forefront of music education in China and is seeking to recruit outstanding musicians and music scholars to join its faculty.
  • Responsibility will include:
To teach the relevant western musicology/history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
To reinforce, complement, and expand school curricular offerings;
To offer students educational guidance and advice and supervision in thesis writing
To represent the Academy in faculty meetings and act as jury during auditions, competitions, and student recruitment;
Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the Academy needs.
  • Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and to offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidates must be an outstanding scholar with the promise of significant contribution to the field and will lead and develop undergraduate and graduate curricula in western musicology. Demonstrated excellence in teaching desired. Earned PhD degree in musicology required.
  • Work Place: Suzhou, China
  • Work language: Bilingual ability in English and Chinese is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Application Procedures:
  • A. Please prepare the following materials and post the hard copies to the address below: a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing samples and/or significant publications, three letters of recommendation and contact information of references, official graduate transcripts to be sent directly to SUSTAM, other supporting materials such as non-criminal record (background check)/police clearance and so on.
Prof. Christopher Chen
Academy of Music
Suzhou University of Science and Technology
1 Kerui Road Gaoxin Area, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Post Code 215009 Phone: 86 13584817578
  • B. Please send the tracking number of the courier deliveries by email to: mucchen -at- mail.usts.edu.cn
  • Note: Once you have been selected as a candidate, you will be invited to Suzhou for the audition, the interview, and the campus visit.
  • Posted to AMS-L 3/31
  • Note from moderator: It is unclear if this position is a reworking of the Assistant/Associate/Full job posted directly above, or is in addition to it. Since the text of the ad is substantially different, I have posted it as a separate job.
  • 3/31 This university (Suzhou University of Science and Technology) is a completely different university from Soochow University, whose job announcement (open-rank) is listed above, although both are located in the city of Suzhou.
    • 4/1 (from the same moderator) Thank you very much for the clarification. I have crossed out my above note conflating the two universities, but I'll leave it there in case others are also confused.
  • 4/1 So, you have to do your own background check? LOL

Syracuse University: Assistant Professor - Musicology (Deadline: 01 November 2015) FILLED: Sarah Fuchs Sampson, ABD Eastman School of Music, University of RochesterEdit

  • Job #: 072053
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor - Musicology
  • Pay Range: $55,000-$60,000
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Description: Syracuse University Musicology – Full-time, Tenure-track appointment. Assistant Professor.
  • The department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a musicologist with a specialization in 19th-century European music. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary areas in film music and/or performance studies. Responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper-level and graduate music history and cultures courses, advising music history and cultures majors and service on departmental, college and university committees.
  • A Ph.D. in Musicology or Music History must be completed before the initial appointment date and college level teaching experience is preferred.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have evidence that a distinguished scholarly profile will be attained in the future.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Musicology or Music History must be completed before the initial appointment date and college level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper level and graduate music history and cultures courses, advising music history & cultures majors and service on departmental, college and university committees.
  • Application Instructions: For full consideration, applicants must complete an online faculty application and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three references, with names and addresses.
  • Request for AMS interview: Nov 5
  • any progress here?
  • 12/7 Campus interviews are happening this week
  • Received kind email noting that search has moved on and a candidate has been hired (15/01)

Tallahassee Community College: Humanities Music Assistant Professor (Deadline: 15 January 2016)Edit

  • Tallahassee Community College announces openings for the following continuing contract instructional and library faculty positions for 2016-2017.
  • Faculty responsibilities include instruction, curriculum, service and support of college policies and procedures, and professional development. Starting salaries for instructional faculty positions are competitive.
  • FACULTY HUMANITIES MUSIC ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 2016-17 FACULTY POSITION
  • Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, world music, or music history or a Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in musicology, ethnomusicology, world music, or music history.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Visit the college’s web site at www.tcc.fl.edu for position criteria and application.
Complete the online TCC application for the position(s) of interest.
  • The following documents are required when completing the online application:
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of interest addressing the following faculty attributes and responsibilities.
Commitment to student retention, success and completion.
Commitment to development and assessment of student learning
Use of technology and innovative approaches to enhance teaching and learning, including online learning and alternative delivery systems.
Willingness to support a diverse population of learners inside and beyond the classroom.
Ability to work in a participatory and collegial setting
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of all relevant college coursework.
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Applicants currently enrolled as graduate students who anticipate completing their course of study prior to May 30, 2016 are encouraged to apply, but must submit from the dean of their school their current standing and anticipated program completion date in addition to the required documents listed above.
  • The application review process will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until all vacancies have been filled. Please note that applications received after January 15, 2016 may not be given consideration.
  • Webex interview scheduled 3/14
  • On-campus interview 4/7, still no word as of 5/26. Administration is being evasive.

Temple College: Division Director, Fine Arts (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher degree in music or master's degree or higher degree with a concentration of 18 semester graduate hours in music and 5-7 years of teaching and/or directly related job experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in Music History and/or Music Theory/Composition. Teaching experience in private instruction in instrumental or vocal area of specialization. Professional Performance experience in classical and/or jazz.
  • Essential Duties: Under general supervision of the Vice President of Educational Services the incumbent manages the administrative functions of and provides instructional leadership for the assigned division including the supervision of the division's departmental chairs. Oversees fiscal and budgetary management of the division, coordination of contract and grant efforts, and the development and implementation of operational procedures, and special projects.
  • Documents Needed To Apply: Required Documents: Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Open Date: 03/11/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17.

Temple University: Full-time appointment in Music History (Open until filled, posted 12 February 2016)Edit

  • RANK/SALARY: Non-Tenure-Track appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Boyer College of Music and Dance seeks a new member of the music studies department who has experience teaching Music/Gen-Ed courses, including, but not limited to: Music Appreciation, Music History, World Music, Music and Literature (Shakespeare). The successful candidate will have innovative ways of teaching large sections of students.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree desirable; equivalent experience teaching large sections of students acceptable. A master’s degree in musicology a must.
  • APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall 2016
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins immediately; continues until position is filled. Mail, e-mail, or fax (1) a letter of application and (2) a current curriculum vitae to:
Professor Michael Klein, Music History Search Committee Chair
c/o: Mrs. Florence Palmore
Temple University – Boyer College of Music and Dance
Rock Hall
1715 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
e-mail: palmore@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-8097; Fax 215-204-4060
  • IF YOU E-MAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO MRS. PALMORE, PLEASE BE SURE THE FILE NAME FOR YOUR APPLICATION AND CV BEGIN WITH YOUR LAST NAME. FOR EXAMPLE: Smith.TempleApplication.pdf or Smith.TempleCV.pdf.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. UPON REQUEST, APPLICANTS MAY BE ASKED TO SEND AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS AND REFERENCES.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Professional Assistant Professor, Music (Core Instruction) (Deadline: 01 December 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for a non-tenure track Professional Assistant Professor of Music (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.
  • A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching/research philosophy,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
4. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.
  • Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Courtney Noe, Administrative Assistant, 361-825-5523 or email courtney.noe@tamucc.edu.
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Date of Appointment: August 15, 2016
  • Qualifications: A doctorate or ABD status in music by the time of appointment is required. Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate music appreciation or music history courses is required. Evidence of ability to be a successful teacher and congenial colleague is required. Demonstrated success in teaching double reeds (oboe and/or bassoon) and in recruiting and retaining students is preferred.
  • 2/17 Any news here?
  • I believe that some interviews were held. (Second hand information) (2/19)
  • Received email stating that candidates for inteview have been selected (3/30)

Texas A&M University-San Antonio: Lecturer, Music/Music Appreciation (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0600853
  • Job Title: Lecturer - Music / Music Appreciation
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Duration of Position: Full Time
  • Work Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: The College of Arts and Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer position beginning in Summer 2016. The appointment is for a Lecturer in Music; specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach introductory-level courses in Music Appreciation, and assist in the planning of a Music program. The College seeks excellence in instruction. The regular teaching load is 5/5. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.
  • Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.
  • Applicants must complete online
(1) Application/Faculty Form
(2) Letter of Interest
(3) Curriculum Vita
(4) Unofficial copies of transcripts (under Other Documents)
  • The position is open until filled.
  • Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.
  • Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
  • Please direct any questions to Brittaney Mora at bamora@tamusa.edu
  • Posting Date: 06-02-2016
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Qualifications: Education
  • Necessary Qualifications: Master's degree in Music Performance, Music Education, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Music Performance, Music Education, or a closely related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Music Performance, Music Education, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience
  • Necessary Qualifications: A minimum of one year college or university teaching experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios. Broad training in Music Performance or Music Education, and experience teaching introductory-level Music Appreciation.


Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture (Deadline: 23 October 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture, Department of Music, College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • COFAC-N-2908
  • The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Music History and Culture with the Department of Music beginning August 2016.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in Music History, Musicology, or its equivalent conferred by August 1, 2016. Record of excellence in teaching at the university/college level, demonstrated scholarly achievement and will be conversant in integrating technology into instruction.
  • Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Teach courses in music history and culture for music majors (undergraduate and graduate) and non-majors. Areas of expertise should complement those of current faculty and might include Western art music, popular music, jazz, and global perspectives in music. Carry out a scholarly agenda, contribute to curriculum development, and participate in academic governance, department and university service.
  • Application Process: Deadline for applications is October 23, 2015. A completed digital dossier will include: 1) a letter of application outlining your qualifications to teach in areas enumerated above and your research agenda; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a copy of the transcript from your doctoral degree granting institution (an official transcript will be required at the time of the appointment); 4) mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and business telephone numbers for at least three referees who may be contacted by the search committee; and 5) a sample syllabus for a course in one of the areas listed under “Responsibilities” above. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please do not submit copies of publications, letters of recommendation, or a teaching philosophy statement at this time. The committee will contact individual candidate for further materials needed. Submit complete digital dossiers in PDF format to: musichistorysearch@towson.edu.
  • Additional Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Cristina Magaldi, Music History and Culture Search Committee Chair
Email: musichistorysearch@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-2839
  • Any movement here?
  • None yet as of 12/12
  • Pretty long time here...
  • Probably got stalled over the holiday break.
  • Request for phone interview (1/6) x2
  • Rejection email (1/11) x4
  • Without wishing to add confusion/pain to possible injury/disappointment, can I ask if these rejection emails came after phone interviews? I submitted an app but didn't get an interview or a no email. x5
  • For me, no phone interview. Submitted my application and the next contact was the rejection email on 1/11. Good luck!
  • Received rejection email (1/13) without phone interview (actually, received two rejection emails from Towson today--seem to be going out in batches)
  • Question above- phone interviews have not yet taken place. I assume they decided to notify non-short-listed applicants immediately that their applications are no longer being considered. Since many schools have HR procedures requiring search committees to wait until a job offer has been accepted to contact unsuccessful candidates- and many others simply don't bother sending a rejection email- it comes across as unusual. (1/14)
  • Thanks for the info!
  • Rejection email received (without phone interview request) (1/18) x3
  • Interesting, I haven't received a rejection email yet (1/29). x2
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled (2/18)
  • Search concluded without a hire (4/8)
  • 4/9 Before I add this to the failed searches list, can anyone corroborate? - 5120j (moderator)
  • 4/9 yes. I spoke with a faculty member about it.

Tufts University: Lecturer in Music, Musicology (Part Time) (Deadline: 15 April 2016) FILLED: Jacob Sagrans, McGill University ABDEdit

  • The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a part-time, one-semester position in Musicology beginning in September 2016. The teaching responsibility will be an introductory level course (Introduction to Western Music) for undergraduate students and a required course for music majors (History of Western Music).
  • Ph.D. in Musicology (ABD status will be considered) and teaching experience required. We seek candidates with broad interests in the relationship of musicology to other disciplines, with proven excellence in teaching and creative work, and with expertise in the teaching of tonal and post-tonal theories and analysis. The Music Department is comprehensive and inclusive, with substantial offerings in musicology, ethnomusicology, world music, composition, jazz, music technology, and performance.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications begins April 15, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All application materials must be submitted via: http://apply.interfolio.com/34624/. You can request letters of recommendation from letter writers directly through your Interfolio account. When you send a new request, your letter writer will receive instructions (via email or a printed form, whichever you prefer) with all the information they need to upload or mail their letter to Interfolio. Questions about the position may be directed to Julia Cavallaro, Administrative Coordinator: Julia.Cavallaro@tufts.edu
  • 5/13: Request for Skype interview (x1)
  • 5/22: Offer made and accepted

Tufts University: Lecturer in Music, Ethnomusicology (Part Time) (Deadline: 15 April 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a part-time, one-semester position in Ethnomusicology beginning in September 2016. The teaching responsibility will be an introductory level course (Music As Culture) for undergraduate students.
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (ABD status will be considered) and teaching experience required. We seek candidates with broad interests in the relationship of ethnomusicology to other disciplines, with proven excellence in teaching and creative work, and with expertise in the teaching of tonal and post-tonal theories and analysis. The Music Department is comprehensive and inclusive, with substantial offerings in musicology, ethnomusicology, world music, composition, jazz, music technology, and performance.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications begins April 15, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All application materials must be submitted via: http://apply.interfolio.com/34625/. You can request letters of recommendation from letter writers directly through your Interfolio account. When you send a new request, your letter writer will receive instructions (via email or a printed form, whichever you prefer) with all the information they need to upload or mail their letter to Interfolio. Questions about the position may be directed to Julia Cavallaro, Administrative Coordinator: Julia.Cavallaro@tufts.edu

Tufts University: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 09 October 2015) FILLED: Melinda Latour O'Brien, ABD UCLAEdit

  • The Department of Music at Tufts University announces a tenure-track position in Musicology at the rank of assistant professor (the Rumsey Family Professorship) beginning in September 2016. Specialization in music before 1800 is desirable. We seek a creative scholar with broad interdisciplinary interests, exceptional promise, and a strong commitment to teaching historical and cultural studies in an imaginative and compelling manner. Ph.D. in musicology, publications commensurate with level, and teaching experience required. Teaching responsibilities will include courses for non-majors, majors, and graduate students at the master’s level. The position will contribute to a comprehensive, inclusive, and connected music department and to the university’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and diversity.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins 9 October 2015 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and a syllabus that exemplifies your teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All application materials must be submitted via: https://apply.interfolio.com/31600.
  • You can request letters of recommendation from letter writers directly through your Interfolio account. When you send a new request, your letter writer will receive instructions (via email or a printed form, whichever you prefer) with all the information they need to upload or mail their letter to Interfolio.
  • Questions about the position may be directed to Julia Cavallaro, Administrative Coordinator: Julia.Cavallaro@tufts.edu
  • Is this another fake search? Did they already have two people in mind?
    • Speed in replying does not necessarily mean they have any candidates in mind. They could simply be prioritizing doing this search in the fall.
  • Request for interview at AMS (10/28) (x2)
  • On campus interview scheduled (12/5)
  • Offer accepted


Tulane University: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 14 February 2016)Edit

  • We are seeking a candidate who is a specialist in Western music. The successful candidate should have a robust research agenda and demonstrate the potential for developing a strong publication record.
  • The position requires a teaching load of two courses per semester. Courses will include but are not limited to core Western Music History courses.
  • Ph.D. in Musicology by the start date. Preference will be given to applicants specializing in 17th-, 18th-, or 19th-century Western art music, broadly defined.
  • Please submit a cover letter, and a CV with the contact information for three references through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/33539
  • Reference letters and a writing sample will be requested during the second phase of the search.
  • The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on January 25, 2016, and the search process will remain active until the position is filled.
  • Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.
  • An Equal Opportunity/ADA/Affirmative Action Employer: Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • According to the Tulane jobs site, this position is accepting applications until 14 February 2016. [This is true, although, as the position states, consideration of the applications began right after 1-25]
  • 2/11 Request for additional materials and skype interview.

Université libre de Bruxelles: Post-doctoral Research Assistant (Deadline: 15 June 2016)Edit

  • Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research assistant attached to the international research project ‘Music and Identity-Construction: The National Churches in Rome (16th-17th Centuries)’, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique and co-directed by Emilie Corswarem (Université de Liège) and Marie-Alexis Colin (Université libre de Bruxelles). The post is a full-time fixed-term appointment for two years (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2018). The position will be based in the MUCIA-BRAHMS research centre at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in 16th- and 17th-century sources. The postholder will be required to play a full and active role in the project, including working in archives located in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. He/she will be expected to participate in workshops and seminars in Belgium and Rome. Candidates are expected to have research experience in the early modern period, and to be fluent in both English and French; knowledge of Latin is required and knowledge of Dutch or Flemish would be an advantage.
  • Fellows must not have resided, studied, or been employed in Belgium for more than 24 months between October 2013 and October 2016. The applicant cannot have held a doctorate for more than 6 years prior to October 2016.
  • Net salary: € 27,550 minimum ; Tax exemption granted
  • For further particulars and any queries, contact Marie-Alexis Colin, mcolin -at- ulb.ac.be. Applications must be submitted to mcolin -at- ulb.ac.be by midnight (Brussels time) on 15 June 2016 and should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent written work either published or unpublished; two letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed between 20th and 30th June.
  • See a description of the project at http://web.philo.ulg.ac.be/transitions/portfolio-item/projets-en-cours/
  • Posted to AMS-L 4/27

University at Buffalo: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 2016-Spring 2017) (Deadline: 18 November 2015) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • The University at Buffalo Department of Music seeks to make a clinical term appointment for three semesters: spring 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017. The position carries a term, non-renewable contract for these semesters, with teaching load at four courses per semester.
  • We are searching for a highly effective and charismatic instructor of music history courses for undergraduate non-majors and music majors, as part of the comprehensive roll-out of the University at Buffalo's new general education program (The UB Curriculum). There are no research requirements for this clinical position, and Departmental and College service expectations will be minimal. Focus is on team-oriented contribution of high quality, high visibility music-historical instruction of large-enrollment classes of non-majors and majors. There will be significant teaching assistant-support for this position, with the successful candidate displaying clear evidence of excellent organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Music. Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD, DMA (or ABD) preferred. Demonstrable experience as a master teacher of the relevant subject areas and levels also preferred.
  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $47,000 annual
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a letter of application that specifically addresses teaching credentials, experience, and teaching philosophy; a resume; and a list of three references with email addresses and phone numbers. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide video documentation of their teaching, along with samples of teaching materials.
  • Please submit application through the University at Buffalo’s Job Website at: www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58462
  • Contact's Name: Dr. Jeffrey Stadelman
  • Contact's Title: Chair, Music Department
  • stadelm@buffalo.edu
  • External Posting Date: 11-03-2015
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled; review begins Nov. 18, 2015
  • Date to be Filled: January, 2016
  • Request for additional materials (12/7) x3
  • (1/12): 2 Emails: One stating I was not a finalist, One stating that the search was cancelled. (x3)

University at Buffalo: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2016-Spring 2018) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Derek Strykowski, Brandeis University 2016Edit

  • Position Title: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: 1600242
  • The University at Buffalo Department of Music seeks to make a two-year clinical term appointment for the period 2016-2018: fall and spring semesters of the 2016-17 academic year, and fall and spring of 2017-18. The position carries a term, non-renewable contract for these semesters, with teaching load at four courses per semester. The salary range is $45,000-47,000. The position cannot be renewed.*
  • We are searching for an effective instructor of music history courses for undergraduate non-majors, as part of the comprehensive roll-out of the University at Buffalo's new general education program (The UB Curriculum). The successful candidate will also be able to offer a compelling musicology seminar for students in our Ph.D. programs [see below].
  • There are no research requirements for this clinical position, and Departmental and College service expectations will be minimal. Focus is on team-oriented contribution of high quality, high visibility music-historical instruction of large-enrollment classes of non-majors and majors. There will be significant teaching assistant-support for this position, with the successful candidate displaying clear evidence of excellent organizational and supervisory skills. Since all assigned courses may be described as "gateway courses" to the Music Department majors and minors, we are searching for a lecturer deeply committed to the classical repertory, in possession of a contagious enthusiasm for teaching, and recruiting into Music.
  • A likely initial teaching load will consist of three or four large sections of MUS 115, "Understanding Music." In several semesters the load will be three 115's along with one graduate seminar, preferably on a contemporary music topic. All final course assignment decisions rest with the chair of Music, and are subject to change.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Required: a Musicology Ph.D. (or ABD)
  • Preferred Qualifications: Significant teaching experience and a 20th/21st century musical research focus.
  • Salary Range: $45,000-$47,000
  • Contact's Name: Dr. Jeffrey Stadelman
  • Contact's Title: Chairman, Music Department
  • Contact's Email: stadelm@buffalo.edu
  • Contact's Phone: 716-645-2764
  • External Posting Date: 04-14-2016
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

University College Cork: Professor of Creative Practice (in Music or Theatre) (Deadline: 06 August 2015)Edit

  • 2015 or 2016 Start Date
  • 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
  • Full details and to Apply: http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/academic/full-details-552850-en.html


University College Cork: Permanent Lecturer in Musicology (Performance Studies) (Deadline: 15 December 2015) FILLED: Jillian Rogers, UCLA 2014Edit

  • UCC wishes to appoint a scholar of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Musicology (tenure-track assistant professor). Reporting to the Head of the Department of Music, the Lecturer in Musicology will make a key contribution to teaching and research in the common practice period of Western music, c. 1600-1914, offering additional expertise in the area of Performance Studies, and exploring the interface of the two. Such an approach might include, but need not be limited to, historical performance practice, archive-centred performance histories, performance and reception histories, the study and/or performance of/on period instruments, ontologies of notation and performance, or historically informed improvisation.
  • It is expected that the appointee will have a record of innovative scholarship, a strong publication profile, and/or successful funding applications. She or he will be dedicated to achieving excellence as a university teacher, at all levels. Further, the successful candidate will ideally have experience in external and community engagement, for instance through an active record of performance or other research-led outreach.
  • The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
  • Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Jonathan Stock, Tel: +353 (21) 490 4535, email: j.stock@ucc.ie. Further information on the School of Music and Theatre, please visit http://www.music.ucc.ie/
  • Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €31,821 - €56,967/€62,353 - €76,942.
  • Job Posted: 12 Nov 2015
  • Closing Date for Applications: 15 Dec 2015
  • Contract Type: Permanent Whole-Time
  • Salary: €31,821 - €56,967/€62,353 - €76,942
  • To Apply: Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm GMT on Tuesday 15th December 2015 by emailing a completed application form to recruitment@ucc.ie . CVs and handwritten forms will not be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
  • http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/academic/full-details-610374-en.html
  • rejection received by email (1/18)
  • request for interview (1/18)
  • 4/27 offer accepted

University of Akron: College Lecturer of Music History (Deadline: 19 January 2016) FILLED: Samuel Dwinell, Cornell ABDEdit

  • The School of Music at The University of Akron invites applications for a full time, 9 month non-tenure track, annually renewable position of College Lecturer of Music History beginning August 29, 201 6. 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.
  • Required Qualifications: A Master of Music and provide evidence of teaching and scholarship in the Western Arts tradition. The successful candidate must be a citizen of the United States or have the necessary employment authorization certification from the federal government permitting permanent employment in the United States.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD, ABD, DMA. Evidence of successful college teaching and research in Musicology and Ethnomusicology with a Caribbean, Latin and/or African emphasis. Evidence of development and implementation of online courses in Music History and Ethnomusicology.
  • For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/ Job #9266
  • When submitting the online application please be prepared to attach 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 also upload 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 email Dr. Ann Usher: ausher@uakron.edu or visit the website at www.uakron.edu/music.
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 19, 2016
  • (1/18/16) They have someone in a one-year but I do not know if he is an internal candidate. I was offered this job last year and turned it down. The university has serious financial problems and is firing faculty. The position was remarkably bad - 5/5 load, they wanted me to teach someone else's syllabus (and then asked what I do with problem students), and their offer was $34,000. No, just no.
  • 2/25. Skype interview scheduled for early March
  • 5/11. Hire made Samuel Dwinell (Cornell ABD) according to department's facebook page

University of Amsterdam: Assistant Professor in Cultural Musicology (Deadline: 01 October 2015)Edit

  • The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Additional didactical training is part of the appointment with an introductory programme that includes earning a 'basic training qualification' (BKO). Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration.
  • The successful candidate will:
teach and develop teaching activities both within and outside the Musicology Programme;
(help) supervise bachelor and master students;
independently conduct research, resulting in contributions to leading international publications and other subject-specific modes of distribution, such as conferences or festivals;
be expected to raise funds for, and be involved in (international) research projects.
  • The candidate:
holds a PhD in a relevant (musicological) field. Expertise in fields such as ethnomusicology, popular music studies and post-colonial studies must be evidenced through relevant and high level publications, the acquisition of grants, and/or partnerships / networks with national and international (research) institutions;
has experience in teaching core courses in musics of the world and/or popular music and jazz at Bachelor, Master and Research Master level. He or she has an affinity with developing new and relevant forms of teaching;
must be fluent in both Dutch and English, or he/she will acquire this level of linguistic competence within two years of taking up the post.
  • For further details, please contact: dr. Barbara Titus
  • Appointment: The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be turned into a permanent contract. The gross monthly salary will range from €3,324 (scale 11) to €5,171 (scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).
  • Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications and taught courses should be sent no later than 1 October 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree via solliciteren2015-FGW@uva.nl. Please state 'Assistant Professor in Cultural Musicology' and reference number 15-247 in the subject.
    • Are we to send send only a CV to this email address, or shall we include other materials? What about a cover letter?
    • rejection received by email (11/18) (x2)
    • Rejection received by email after phone interview (12/9)

University of Arkansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 10 December 2015) FILLED: Kimberly Teal, Eastman School of Music 2012Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas seeks applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the rank of assistant professor. The committee is particularly interested in candidates with experience or ability in teaching jazz studies. The position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate musicology courses from among the department’s current offerings as well as in the candidate’s area of expertise. We seek candidates with a record of scholarly publication and ongoing research, who are also committed to excellent teaching, and are excited to contribute to the growth of this music department.
  • Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology by the time of employment
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience or ability in teaching jazz studies
  • Close Date: 12/10/2015
  • Recruitment Contact Information: Martin Nedbal mnedbal@uark.edu
  • Request for additional materials (12/16) x3
  • 1/20 Any news?
  • 1/22 Received rejection email
  • 1/25 Anyone contacted after sending additional materials? (x2)
  • 2/4 I believe campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • 3/2 Campus visits have concluded
  • 3/20 Offer accepted

University of Arkansas: Instructor of Music (1-year) (Deadline: 24 May 2016) FILLED: Andrew Kohler, Univ of Michigan 2015Edit

  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Appointment Percent: 100
  • Salary: $35,000
  • Summary of Job Duties: The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas seeks applications for a one-year position in Musicology at the rank of instructor. The committee is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Western art music after 1750. The position will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate courses from the department’s core music history offerings. We seek candidates with a record of scholarly publication and ongoing research, who are also committed to excellent teaching, and are excited to contribute to the growth of this music department. A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of employment. Music faculty are expected to participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.
  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D degree in Musicology
  • Preferred Qualifications: Collegiate teaching experience
  • Close Date: 05/24/2016
  • Anticipated Start Date: 08/15/2016
  • Recruitment Contact Information: For further information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Margulis; ehm@uark.edu.
  • All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
  • Special Instructions Summary: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Completed applications received by May 24, 2016 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
  • Offer made and accepted (7/13)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: Chair, Department of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • POSITION: Chair, Department of Music
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate degree in a discipline of music. The candidate must be an outstanding musician with considerable experience and success as a performer and teacher. The candidate must have at least two years of successful academic administrative experience; a history of successful teaching and curriculum development; creativity and academic integrity; evidence of significant scholarly and creative endeavors; experience with accreditation; a strong commitment to and concern for student academic achievement and retention; excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills; and an ability to lead the faculty and the department with vision.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise and evaluate music faculty; manage departmental budget; teach classes in Music History, and in an Applied Music area; provide leadership in the instructional program and in curricula innovation directed toward an expansion of course and degree offerings; maintain an aggressive recruitment and retention program; develop a successful plan for external fundraising; and other responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
  • SALARY AND RANK: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • DEADLINE: Applications will be received until position filled.
  • APPLICATION: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and supporting materials to include; a letter of application, official transcript of undergraduate and graduate studies; and three (3) letters of references to:
Human Resources Department
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive
Mail Slot 4942
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
  • Posted 4/11

University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Music (20th/21st Century Musical Studies) (Deadline: 27 May 2016)Edit

  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Post is open to: External and internal candidates
  • Salary: Starting salary is normally in the range £38,896 to £46,414 . With potential progression once in post to £52,219 a year.
  • The post holder will possess research and teaching expertise in an aspect of 20th/21st musical studies complementing that of the Department's existing staff (one or more of: music history either focused on, developing from or related to the Western Art Music tradition; critical theory; analysis; performance studies or practice; composition). They will hold a PhD in a relevant field and be an experienced teacher at undergraduate level and will be expected to teach postgraduates commensurate with experience. They will develop a research profile in their field and be expected to produce a full run of outputs for REF assessments (these outputs being in media appropriate to the research and not necessarily prose-based). They will apply for external funding to support their research activities and to develop strategies and plans for ensuring that their work has Impact, as defined by the REF.
  • The post holder will deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in modules of their own devising deriving from their research specialism(s) and will also contribute more widely at a non-specialist level to core modules in Undergraduate Years 1 and 2. The post holder will also be expected to supervise research postgraduates. The post holder will contribute to the academic administration and management of the Department and School in roles to be determined by the Head of School of their nominee.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference 54929 in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs.
  • Closing Date: 27 May 2016
  • Email rejection (7/6) X2

University of Bonn: W3-Professur für Musikwissenschaft (Deadline: 15 January 2016)Edit

  • In der Philosophischen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn ist eine W 3-Professur für Musikwissenschaft zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zu besetzen.
  • Bewerber/-innen müssen im Bereich der historischen Musikwissenschaft in ihrer ganzen Breite ausgewiesen sein, Kenntnisse kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektiven vorweisen können sowie medienwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen gegenüber offen sein. Er/Sie sollte zudem mit me-thodischer Reflexion und medienästhetischen Fragestellungen vertraut sein.
  • Vorausgesetzt wird die Bereitschaft, an bestehenden und neu zu entwickelnden musikwissen-schaftlichen Studiengängen sowie bei der Verwaltungs- und Gremienarbeit mitzuwirken. Initia-tive und Beteiligung bei der Einwerbung von Forschungsprojekten sowie eine Fortführung und Stärkung der Vernetzung der Abteilung im regionalen und internationalen Umfeld werden er-wartet.
  • Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen richten sich nach § 36 HG (NRW). Die Universität Bonn erwar-tet, daß die/der zu Berufende bereit ist, den Lebensmittelpunkt nach Bonn oder in die Region zu legen.
  • Chancengleichheit ist Bestandteil unserer Personalpolitik.
  • Bewerberinnen bzw. Bewerber werden gebeten, ihre Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Schriftenver-zeichnis, Verzeichnis der Lehrveranstaltungen, Lehrevaluationen, Zeugnis- und Urkundenko-pien) dem Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Bonn (Am Hof 1, D-53113 Bonn) in elektronischer Form (eine pdf-Datei mit max. 5 MB an philfak.berufungen@uni-bonn.de) bis zum 15. Januar 2016 einzureichen.

University of Bristol: Lecturer in Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 21 December 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a permanent Lecturer in Music (Musicology) commencing 1 September 2016. The appointee will pursue musicological research focusing on intermediality (the place of music in multi-medial cultural artefacts and practices, e.g. music and screen/stage/poetry, music and material/digital cultures) and/or music and society. Within those parameters we are open to applicants working in any musicological field. The post offers great flexibility for the holder to develop their teaching portfolio in line with their research interests and to work with exceptionally gifted and committed students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NB on this occasion we are not seeking to appoint in Composition.
  • Based in the Department of Music, the successful candidate will possess a doctorate in Music (or will have passed his/her PhD viva) and will already be conducting independent research of international significance, with the clear potential to develop it further to the highest levels of excellence. He or she will also have significant relevant teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an outstanding research profile, to contribute to teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to assist with other aspects of the running of the Department.
  • With three composers among the permanent full-time staff, the Department’s coverage of Composition is unusually wide. Staff interests include electroacoustic music and live electronics, music with film and mixed media, cultural transfer through composition, and music for traditional media such as orchestras, brass bands and choirs.
  • For informal enquiries emailkatharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk or guido.heldt@bristol.ac.uk
  • The post is available from 1 September 2016. The interview date is Thursday 28 January 2016.
  • Rejection email (1/13) x4
    • There are rumors of an internal search.
    • Just curious, have there been additional batches of rejection emails? Limbo here (1/14)
    • 1/29 No internal search.

University of Bristol: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 14 January 2016)Edit

  • Applications are now being accepted for a four-year, Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Bristol as member of the ERC-funded 2015-2020 project Beyond East and West: Developing and Documenting an Evolving Transcultural Musical Practice. This project facilitates integration of Turkish and Western instruments and voices through practical work that reinforces evolving modes of interaction between different musical traditions. Through a series of workshops an ethnography, to be included in a team-authored book, will trace the web of issues musicians must navigate in order to realise the music for two operas produced in Istanbul and the UK.
  • Main responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to maintain project archives, an interactive project website, organise grant activities, workshops and conferences, and ideally contribute his or her own research to project outputs.
  • The Department is amongst the most prestigious in the U.K. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2014) rated all our research as of international calibre, and 74% of it as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world class’. We are equally committed to teaching excellence, the two most recent National Student Surveys yielding an average 84% overall satisfaction rating.
  • Informal enquires can be emailed to michael.ellison@bristol.ac.uk
  • Anticipated Interview date: 22 February 2016
  • Start Date: 15-31 March, 2016
  • Salary: (4 years) £31,656 to 35,609 pro rata as a 0.8 fte post
  • Please note the University will be closed from 24 December 2015 to 4 January 2015.

University of Bristol: Teaching Fellow in Musicology (Deadline: 14 August 2016)Edit

  • In the Department of Music at the University of Bristol we are seeking a 0.5 FTE Teaching Fellow in Musicology. Eligible candidates will either already possess a doctorate in Music or have had the degree awarded, subject to minor corrections. They will already have some relevant teaching experience.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and master’s teaching programme, including delivering general Music History teaching at all levels. They will teach Analytical Techniques (Schenker) at second-year level and act as musicology project and dissertation supervisor for undergraduates and MA students. They will also 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 fixed-term appointment (0.5 FTE) and is available from 19 September 2016 to 30 June 2017. Interviews will take place in the week of 22 August.
  • Informal enquiries to Katharine.Ellis@bristol.ac.uk

University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology, 20th and/or 21st Centuries (Deadline: 02 November 2015) FILLED: Delia Casad, University of Pennsylvania 2015Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track/tenured) in musicology, twentieth and/or twenty-first centuries. The expected start date is July 1, 2016.
  • Basic qualifications: 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 professor position must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in musicology or a related field at the time of application. *Preferred qualifications: At the associate level, preference will be given to applicants with a distinguished record of research and publication; at the assistant professor level, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. For applicants for an assistant professor position, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in musicology or a related field must be in hand by the time of employment.
  • To apply, please go to the following links: For the Assistant Professor position - https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00867, and for the Associate Professor position – https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00875.
  • Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, along with three letters of recommendation. Applicants have the option of submitting a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 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.
  • Applicants for the position of Associate Professor should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, along with contact information for three references. (Letters will be solicited only for finalists.) Applicants have the option of submitting a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Applications must be completed by November 16, 2015. We will begin reviewing applications on November 2, 2015. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at masmart@berkeley.edu.
  • Received request for more material (12/4)
  • Received request for campus interview (12/30)
    • To the person who reverted this entry, may I ask why? The link that was posted seemed like it contained relevant information to the topic of this wiki, and it is publicly available. I don't have any particular stake in this, I'm just curious what is the rationale for not having that link here.
    • Hi, I'm the admin that reverted it. I think it's one thing to post the names of those who have accepted an offer (which very few wikis do, actually - we are one of the few that lists the names of successful candidates) but it's another thing entirely to post the names of people who are at this point only interviewing (and whose home departments may or may not know they're on the market). If someone would post the names of interviewing candidates on the wiki, we would delete those - and have, on the rare occasions when this has happened. However, since this link was to publicly accessible information on the UC Berkeley site, I will not be deleting it from the history of the wiki, and if anyone is curious, it can be found there easily enough.

University of California, Berkeley: Lecturer Pool (Deadline: 24 July 2017, with next review in October 2015)Edit

  • LECTURER POOL – History and Literature of Western Music
  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open August 10, 2015-July 24, 2017. Applications will be accepted through July 24, 2017. The position is open until filled.
  • DESCRIPTION: The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses on topics in the history and literature of Western music. Such courses will be offered for undergraduate music major and undergraduate general university students.
  • Courses taught under these rubrics offer a comparative study of different genres and composers in Western music history. Topics vary each semester. For detailed descriptions of our courses, please see the online catalog of music courses at http://bulletin.berkeley.edu/courses/music/
  • The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants will continue as needed. These positions are temporary, part-time positions and typically start at the beginning of the semester. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
  • Minimum Basic Qualifications Required: PhD degree (or equivalent degree) in Musicology by time of application.
  • Additional Qualifications: Teaching experience in the areas of Western and European Music by start date.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with teaching in a university setting (especially in the subject area) is preferred.
  • Annual, Full-time Base Salary: $49,012 – $54,100; commensurate with experience. This is a 33% (variable) appointment.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for future needs, through July 24, 2017. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in March. If you wish to remain in the pool after July 24, 2017 you will need to reapply.
  • HOW TO APPLY:
  • Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00777

University of California, Irvine: Assistant Professor in Musicology, tenure-track (Deadline: 15 October 2015) FILLED: Nicole Grimes (Trinity College Dublin, 2008) and Stephan Hammel (University of Pennsylvania, 2014)Edit

  • FACULTY POSITION IN MUSIC
  • Start Date: July 1, 2016
  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine, seeks to appoint a new colleague in musicology who will complement and extend the research interests of current members of the faculty. We are especially keen to receive applications from those whose scholarship embraces cultural or critical theory and from those with teaching competency in music theory and analysis. All outstanding applicants, however, will be given full consideration regardless of their areas of expertise. The new appointee will play a key role in the Department’s development of a graduate program in musicology.
  • The PhD degree is required by the time of appointment. Prior teaching experience at the college or university level is desirable.
  • Applications must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03040. Completed applications will consist of four parts: a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a list of three references (names and contact information only). No letters of recommendation should be submitted at this time. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • For additional information, please contact Peter Chang, Secretary to the Musicology Search Committee, at pechang@uci.edu or at the following address:
Department of Music
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Tel: (949) 824–4281
  • The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
  • More information about this recruitment: http://music.arts.uci.edu
  • Any movement here?
  • (12/4) received request for more materials. (x3)
  • (1/30) anyone heard anything since the request for materials? Feels like it's been a while...
  • 2/2 - campus interview scheduled

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 March 2016) FILLED: Katherine Lee, 2012 Harvard University, UC DavisEdit

  • Recruitment Period: Open January 21st, 2016 through March 15th, 2016. If you apply to this recruitment by March 15th, 2016, you will have until March 22nd, 2016 to complete your application.
  • Description: The Department of Ethnomusicology seeks an early career faculty member to join the department. This year we are particularly interested in recruiting at the early career level (from recent doctorates to early career Assistant Professors).
  • All applicants, regardless of theoretical specialization and/or geographical emphases, are invited to apply; however, our areas of greatest need are specialties in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • The Department seeks to recruit a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the Department, School and University. All applicants are expected to have a PhD in Ethnomusicology or a closely related field. Applicants are expected to have a robust research agenda and should be prepared to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The position is open until filled. All applications received by March 15, 2016 will be given first consideration. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and addresses of three references.
  • Learn More: More information about this recruitment: http://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/
  • Anyone know what the SEM "pre-interviews" were about, and how this relates? It seems like a very late review date for a fall appointment, so perhaps they have found someone through pre-interview and going through the motions? (02/14).
  • 2/15 The "pre-interviews" were open to anyone who signed up and similar to any other informational pre-interview I've had. They probably knew it was going to be a late review date and wanted people to have the job on their radar.
  • 3/10 Does anyone know who to address the cover letter to in the hiring committee?
  • 5/11 Campus visits begin this week.
  • Offer accepted. (7/14).

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music Performance Studies (Deadline: 15 November 2015) FILLED: Jocelyn Ho, Stony Brook University ABD (DMA Piano)  Edit

  • Recruitment Period: Open February 18th, 2015 through November 16th, 2015
  • UCLA Department of Music: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music Performance Studies
  • 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, 2016 (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.
  • 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: November 16, 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

University of California, Riverside: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Indigenous Studies (4 positions) (Deadline: 04 January 2016) FILLED: Name(s) unknownEdit

  • The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition (clusterhiring.ucr.edu). Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.
  • The faculty recruited in Indigenous Studies will join an active and vibrant community of scholars whose work is focused on North America, but is also hemispheric and global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are seeking applicants to fill four full-time tenure-track and tenured positions at both the assistant and associate/full professor levels. We are seeking scholars with expertise in two areas: Native American/Indigenous Arts and Knowledge and Global Indigenous Medicine. The placement of each successful candidate may be in any CHASS department or the School of Medicine, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments/schools.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.D. (BA and/or MFA/MA and extensive years of experience in the field for candidates in the performing and creative arts); college teaching experience; experience working with Native American/Indigenous communities; and interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following research interests and expertise:
  • Candidates whose research focus is Native American/Indigenous arts and knowledge, including, but not limited to: art, art history, comparative global Indigenous studies; dance; digital arts and new media; education; environmental justice/sustainability; film and visual culture; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; history; Indigenous methodologies; languages; legal studies; literary studies; music; performance and media arts; politics; public policy; public/contemporary art; sociology; sovereignty; and/or theater. Particular consideration will be given to scholars working in the field of California Indian Studies and scholars who are engaged in community-based research.
  • Candidates with an interest in exploring scholarly and artistic intersections, interdisciplinary, community-based, and/or international collaboration.
  • Candidates with expertise in Native American/Indigenous global health; Indigenous medical knowledge with a research orientation that recognizes connections between history, culture, policy and physical health of humans and the environment; Indigenous science and technology studies; property and intellectual rights vis-à-vis medicine; and/or health and social justice.
  • Responsibilities will include keeping an active research agenda and record of publications; teaching a regular course load (4 courses per year) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participating in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization. In addition, the successful candidates will actively contribute to developing and strengthening the campus’s cross-disciplinary Native American/Indigenous Studies program and is expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students’ research.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants are required to submit a two-page cover letter indicating current and future research interests, a curriculum vita, one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), two sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations if available. Three letters of recommendation are required for junior level positions; those applying for senior positions should include contact information for three references. Candidates in the arts must also submit a website or media-player links with access to samples of their artistic work. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must also be included. To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received by January 4, 2016. All appointments will begin June 30, 2016. The positions will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
  • Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system application portal.
  • Assistant Professor tenure-track: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00491.
  • Associate and Full Professor tenured: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00499
  • Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).
  • Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Michelle Raheja, michelle.raheja@ucr.edu.
  • (1/9) Offer made and accepted --> WTF, already?! for all four positions? the deadline was less than a week ago!
  • ^ (1/13) Received email from Raheja asking for confirmation of recommendation letter. Either that is cleaning up the applications to reject them or the positions are not (all) filled.
  • I am friends with Michelle Raheja, and she just posted on Facebook that the deadline has been extended until February 5th.
  • 2/16 One person was hired early from the UC Fellows pool, and this person does music related research but is not a music scholar per se (anthropologist) Please note that UCR already has a faculty member in ethnomusicology who does indigenous music in North and South America.
  • 2/17 ^ UCR actually has two ethnomusicologists working in Indigenous studies, but this is a seperate position from the music department. Neither ethnomusicologist will be full-time in the new Indigenous studies initiative.
  • (3/10) Rejection email received

University of California, Riverside: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Global Arts (4 positions) (Deadline: 21 December 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross- disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship and the arts, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars and artists committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. For more information regarding UCR's hiring initiative please go to: http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu.
  • The faculty recruited in Global Arts will join a vibrant community of scholars and artists whose work is global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are conducting an open rank recruitment for four positions (two junior, two senior) seeking individuals who exhibit a range of geographical and cultural diversity, and who all are actively using or doing art—engaging directly with creative artistic practices--either themselves or in active partnership with artists. Preference will be given to candidates with significant international experience and whose work extends UCR’s existing globally oriented arts and research programs. Successful candidates will join departments corresponding to their areas of expertise, teach in Global Studies and contribute to other interdisciplinary programs. Required qualifications are a terminal degree in the area of specialization or related field (e.g. Ph.D., MFA, DMA) or a prior university appointment or other evidence of international recognition for creative achievements appropriate to an academic environment.
  • We invite applicants in the following four areas. We seek to make two junior (tenure-track) and two senior (tenured) appointments.
  • 1. Global Writing and Public Memory: We seek a writer or scholar of international reputation who explores transnational topics (e.g. cities and their interactions, genocide, human rights, humanitarianism and protest politics) and treats such subjects as a form of global public memory. The ideal candidate will not be limited by genre, geography, or language, and will be comfortable developing, with fellow artists and social scientists, collaborative projects that address memory for diverse publics.
  • 2. Global Sound Composition: We seek a sound composer of international reputation whose work explores the diversity of artistic forms emerging in the medium of sound, going beyond the boundary of music and reflecting on the differentiation processes of sound in a global society. Areas of expertise may include creative work in sound art, design, synthesis, installation, radio art, electronic or digital sound composition or soundscape; research on topics such as the role of sound in digital culture, the development of sound in relation to information and communication technology, or the interdisciplinary relations connecting sound to image, body, visual and media art are also desirable.
  • 3. Global Aesthetics and Art Practice: We seek a scholar of the philosophy of art whose work takes a global perspective. The appointee should have significant expertise in aesthetics and one or more area of artistic practice, and be able to contribute to “practice-informed theory.” Serious engagement with debates about globalization and the arts and the effects of global dynamics on theorizing about the arts, and the ability to work creatively across disciplinary boundaries is essential. A familiarity with both analytic and continental approaches to aesthetics is highly desirable.
  • 4. Performance Maker: We seek a performance maker who can galvanize practices of and exchanges about performance and performativity across disciplinary lines. This performer should have substantial international experience, adding to the transnational scope and diversity of UCR’s programs across and beyond the performing arts. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in more than one language, with an interest in and facility with integrating media and new technologies within performance, and experience working with artists from various countries across geographic boundaries. Engagement with intercultural issues in performance is highly desirable.
  • Applicants should indicate which of the four areas their work engages at the top of all of their application materials. They should submit a CV, cover letter that includes a research statement, evidence of teaching and a sample of work. Three letters of reference are required for junior level positions; those applying for senior positions should include contact information for 3-5 references. Deadline for applications is December 21, 2015. All Appointments will begin June 30, 2016. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
  • Application Procedure: Applications will be submitted electronically through UCR’s online application portal.
  • Assistant Professor tenure-track: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00476
  • Associate and Full Professor tenured: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00477
  • Letters and inquiries should be addressed to; Susan Ossman, Chair, Global Arts Search Committee at susan.ossman@ucr.edu.
  • 2/17 any news here?
  • 3/10 any movement on this?
  • 4/12 how has there been nothing on this so far? i know it's a cluster hire, and thus more complex than a regular search, but no news more than 4 months after the deadline seems disheartening (failed search?). i applied to the composition track (2), did anyone here apply to a different track?
  • 4/15 campus interviews scheduling in-process
  • 6/9 Failed search: "As a finalist for the Global Arts recruitment at the University of California, Riverside, I would like to inform you that the college has decided to re-advertise the positions in the Fall. We thank you for your interest in our college and for the time that you spent on our campus."

University of California, San Diego: Assistant Professor in Sound Studies (Deadline: 01 December 2015) FILLED: Sarah Hankins, Harvard University 2015Edit

  • Open date: August 17th, 2015
  • Final date: December 1st, 2015
  • The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego (http://music.ucsd.edu/) invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (full-time/ tenure-track) to begin July 1, 2016. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D. degree in music research or an allied field, demonstrated teaching experience as a teaching assistant or independent instructor, and the potential for excellence in independent research and teaching.
  • We seek a dynamic individual who is able to engage emerging academic theories and artistic practices, and are particularly interested in candidates working in sound and auditory culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, involving historical, anthropological, philosophical, technological, and conceptual approaches. We encourage applications from scholars formally trained in a wide variety of music research disciplines that inform the emerging field of Sound Studies, as well as from scholars working on sound and music within other departments. We are most interested in innovative researchers with an interdisciplinary orientation that works across formal academic boundaries.
  • The Department of Music at UC San Diego (UCSD) offers B.A, M.A., Ph.D., and D.M.A. degrees, and maintains state-of-the-art performing, recording and research facilities. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
  • The successful candidate will join a vital community of scholars, artists, and artist-scholars in the Music Department at UCSD, and will complement and extend the strengths of the current faculty. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate program in Integrative Studies, including advising graduate student researchers on theses and dissertations, and to the undergraduate program in Music, which has concentrations in Literature, Composition, Performance, Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora, and Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts. The candidate will be expected to perform departmental and university service. The ability to foster connections with other departments, programs, and research centers across the campus is highly desirable.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
  • To apply, please upload the following documents to the UCSD Recruit on-line application system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00881.
CV
Personal Statement
Statement of Contributions to Diversity (for more information see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/)
Three letters of Recommendation
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news yet? (12/30/2015)
  • Nothing yet, as far as I'm aware... (1/16/16)
  • Still nothing? Seems late... (1/29) X3
  • And, still nothing? Starting to wonder if the search has been cancelled (2/12)
  • Just today, request for writing sample and skype interview (2/12) x 3
  • Invitation for campus visit (2/17) x 2
  • 4/1 Offer accepted
  • 4/1 I know for a fact that this is not accurate yet
  • 4/4 I'm hesitant to delete the above comment, because of previous conversations on this wiki indicating that's not the right way to approach things.  However, I do know that the offer has NOT been accepted yet, and I'd ask the person who posted the above to either delete it, or say more about where this information came from.
  • 4/22 Offer now accepted.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Lecturer of Persian/Iranian Music (Deadline: 22 August 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a teacher of Persian/Iranian music for a part-time, non-tenure track lecturer position at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the 2016-17 academic year. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the techniques, culture and performance of Persian/Iranian music. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Professional training in the music and music theory of Persian/Iranian classical music
Professional Persian/Iranian music performing experience
A minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching of Persian/Iranian music at the university level
  • ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Deep knowledge of Iranian music history, music genres, and music repertoire
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Scholarship and scholarly presentations on Persian/Iranian music.
Command of Iran’s non-urban musics, including regional musics such as music of northern Iran, Loristan, and Kurdistan
Proven track record of collaboration with performance faculty, students, and community
Advanced degrees in Persian/Iranian music or related fields, or equivalent qualifications
  • To receive full consideration for this position, all application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by August 22, 2016.
  • CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
Cover letter - required, (PDF format only)
Curriculum vitae - required, (PDF format only)
Three recent letters of reference – required
Sample recordings: please submit a PDF file with a list of dates performed and URL links of sample recordings and/or a Dropbox link – required
  • HOW TO APPLY: Go to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply, Locate recruitment position Job # JPF00787, Click the view/apply to this recruitment link, Create applicant ID (username and password), Provide requested information to complete application submission

University of California, Santa Cruz: Associate Professor in Critical and Cultural Theory (Deadline: 19 October 2015)Edit

  • Recruitment Period: Open date: August 13th, 2015
  • Next review date: October 19th, 2015
  • Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: June 30th, 2017
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  • Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.
  • Description: The Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Critical and Cultural Theory at the associate professor (with tenure) level. We seek a scholar who is making original theoretical contributions beyond any one field of disciplinary expertise. The successful candidate should be able to engage with the broad range of interdisciplinary projects represented by the doctoral program in History of Consciousness and the interdisciplinary Humanities. Possible areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to: 1) race and ethnicity; disability; gender and sexuality; animal studies; 2) philosophy and theory, including psychoanalytic, political, postcolonial, Marxist; science and technology studies; humanisms and posthumanisms, human rights; theology and religion; 3) political economy and social movements, including globalization, world systems, environmentalism; 4) media, aesthetics, poetics: visual culture, music, literature, and digital arts.
  • We seek scholars with teaching and mentoring experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision, and an interest in program building on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students and must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
  • This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses scheduled over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant field in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts; a record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly productivity; a record of college teaching and graduate student supervision.
  • Learn More: More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00296-16.pdf

University of Cambridge: Part-time Research Associate on the Online Chopin Variorum Edition Project (Deadline: 02 November 2015) FILLED: Jonathan Clinch, Univ. of Durham 2015Edit

  • Salary: £28,695 - £30,434 per annum (Grade 7, steps 39 to 41), pro rata for .50 FTE (18.5 hours a week) Limit of tenure applies and the funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance.
  • We have a vacancy for a part-time Research Associate on the Online Chopin Variorum Edition project (OCVE; www.chopinonline.ac.uk/ocve), based in the Faculty of Music. This post is a fixed-term appointment for fifteen months; it will commence on 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The postholder will be a key member of the OCVE team, carrying out independent research and working in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator (Professor John Rink) and the Programme Manager (Mrs Sarah Williams). The RA will play a central and important role in three out of four constituent 'work packages'. The Further Particulars give full details of the activities in which the Research Associate would be engaged and of the expectations tied to the role.
  • You will have a Doctorate in Music or a cognate subject. You will have excellent writing skills and other specialist knowledge and experience, ideally including knowledge of MEI, TEI, and/or other encoding/markup techniques. You will be experienced in writing articles, reports, and/or other material suitable for scholarly publication, and in giving papers at academic seminars and conferences. You will be able to manage and organize a wide range of activities and to exercise judgement regarding time-management and the prioritizing and organizing of workload. You will be highly attentive to detail but also capable of grasping and resolving sophisticated conceptual problems relevant to this project. You will be able to work independently to tight deadlines and will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including the project team.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Further information about these posts is available by clicking on the 'Further information' link below. Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to John Rink (jsr50@cam.ac.uk) or Sarah Williams (sw587@cam.ac.uk).
  • Please quote reference GT07231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-jonathan-clinch

University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (3 positions) (Deadline: 14 March 2016)Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
  • 3 Fixed Term Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for an ERC-funded project, 'Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century.'
  • Vacancy Reference Number GT08326
  • Salary: £28,982 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 7, steps 39 to 48) Limit of tenure applies
  • We have a vacancy for three Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on an ERC-funded project 'Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century', based in the Faculty of Music in Cambridge. These are fixed-term appointments for three years starting on 1 September 2016.
  • About the project: The research project aims to enlarge substantially our understanding of the dialogue between 19th-century music and natural science. It examines in particular how a scientific-materialist conception of sound was formed alongside a dominant culture of romantic idealism. Placing itself at the intersection of historical musicology and the history and philosophy of science, the project will investigate the view that sound, for a time the cherished mantle of idealist metaphysics, was also regarded by writers, composers, scientists and engineers as tangible, material and subject to physical laws; that scientific thinking was not anathema but - at key moments - intrinsic to music aesthetics and criticism; that philosophies of mind and theories of the creative process also drew on mechanical rules of causality and associative 'laws'; and that the technological innovations brought about by scientific research - from steam trains to stethoscopes - were accompanied by new concepts and new ways of listening that radically impacted the sound world of composers, critics, and performers.
  • About the role: Appointees will be key members of the project's research team, carrying out independent research and working in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (David Trippett). It is hoped that an appointment will be made within each of the following broad subfields:
machines and mechanism;
forms of nature;
technologies for sound.
  • In conjunction with the research team, appointees will be expected to work within these broad subfields towards an individual monograph. Information concerning these research areas is given in the Further Particulars, as are full details of the activities in which the Research Fellows would be engaged and the expectations tied to the role. Appointees will have access to research funds, and may, if desired, have the opportunity to offer supervisions or contribute to courses in the Faculty of Music.
  • Appointees will be experienced in writing articles, reports, and/or other material suitable for scholarly publication, and in giving papers at academic seminars and conferences. They will be able to manage and organize a wide range of activities and to exercise judgment regarding time-management and the prioritizing and organizing of workload. They will be highly attentive to detail but also capable of grasping and resolving sophisticated conceptual problems relevant to this project. They will be able to work independently to tight deadlines and will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including the project team.
  • Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in musicology (or related field) or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Applications should include a letter of application and Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of research publications and the names of at least two referees.
  • Further information about the Faculty is available at: www.mus.cam.ac.uk. These are full-time positions based in the Faculty of Music in central Cambridge.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Additional information about this post is available by clicking on the 'Further Particulars' link below. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact David Trippett (djt31@cam.ac.uk).
  • Please quote reference GT08326 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • 3/18 Are the interviews for these positions taking place on Good Friday? Has anyone heard?
  • 4/1 Were these interviews already held? Any news?

University of Cambridge: Professorship in Music (Deadline: 01 April 2016]Edit

  • The Board of Electors invite applications for the Professorship of Music from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Applicants will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Music, and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current Faculty strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision, mentoring and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.
  • Further information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).
  • Applications consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and details of three referees should be made online no later than 1 April 2016.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Sam Barrett, Chairman of the Faculty Board of Music, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 335179/338150 or email sjb59@cam.ac.uk.
  • Please quote reference GT08224 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge: Senior University Lecturer in Wagner, Liszt and the Cultural History of Technology (Deadline: 14 December 2015)Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Senior University Lectureship in Wagner, Liszt and the Cultural History of Technology at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 January 2016. The appointment will be based in central Cambridge. The purpose of the role is to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Contribution to excellence in research will be through publications submitted in the most recent or next Research Excellence Framework at a level commensurate with an experienced and research active academic. The role holder will be required to teach in the areas of specialism indicated and will be able to demonstrate evidence of the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The role holder will participate in administration and examination for the Faculty, where appropriate.
  • The post is graded at Grade 10 of the University's single salary spine. Further information about the Faculty is available at: http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Further information about this post is available by clicking on the 'Further information' link below. Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Nicholas Cook.
  • Please quote reference GT07644 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • All of the rumors about this post are true.

University of Central Oklahoma: Music, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Lecturer (1-year) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 27 January 2016)Edit

  • Posting Number: F00145
  • Position Title: Music, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Lecturer (Online Courses)
  • Department Specific Essential Job Functions: Teach online Music Appreciation classes. Teach other online music classes as needed. Participate in collaborative performances with UCO faculty. Participate/coach in the chamber music initiative program. Other duties as needed to fit experience, training and interest.
  • Qualifications/Experience Required: An earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in an area of music or contemporary music. Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills, along with a high level of comfort in an online virtual instructional environment. Earned Doctorate in Music is preferred. Previous experience in online music instruction and experience in online course design and maintenance would be preferred. Professional experience in the music industry—especially in popular or rock music—would be a tremendous asset in this position.
  • Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Higher Education experience. Online class experience.
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and credentials.
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Desired Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 05/19/2017
  • Job Open Date: 01/27/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Chicago: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music: Ethnomusicology/Musical Anthropology (Deadline: 14 January 2016) FILLED: Jessica Swanston Baker, University of Pennsylvania 2015Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications from candidates of exceptional potential for a position in ethnomusicology or musical anthropology. This position is anticipated to commence July 1, 2016. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2016 is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date.
  • Rank: Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). Minimum teaching load: four courses/year, graduate and undergraduate; plus advising and committee responsibilities.
  • Required elements of the dossier are curriculum vitae and cover letter addressing work as an ethnomusicologist and teacher, as well as future plans for research; these must be submitted online to the Academic Careers web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting #02881. Do not request letters of recommendation or send additional materials at this time.
  • All materials must be received by January 14, 2016.
  • Position contingent upon budgetary approval.
  • Questions may be sent through the Academic Careers website or directed to Melanie Cloghessy, Chair's Assistant (cloghess@uchicago.edu) with the subject heading ETHNOMUSICOLOGY SEARCH.
  • Request for additional materials (2/4)

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 26 February 2016) FILLED: Michael O'Toole, University of Chicago 2014Edit

  • Date: Jan 28, 2016
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH, US
  • Job description: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an ethnomusicologist for a one-year position (2016-2017) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory. The selected candidate will be expected to teach one semester of an undergraduate "Music of the World's Peoples" course, to offer three graduate courses in her/his area(s) of specialization, and to participate in departmental activities. Please submit letter of cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Application deadline: February 26, 2016.
  • Job Min Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology, and one-year teaching experience at the college level.
  • Required application materials: Cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Request for additional materials (3/7)
  • Campus visit scheduled (3/18)
  • 5/12 Offer made and accepted

University of Cologne, Institute for Musicology: Junior Professor of Sound Studies, non tenure-track (Deadline: 04 December 2015)Edit

  • The scope of this professorship encompasses electroacoustic music, its history and analysis, the artistic use of recent sound technologies, and related areas such as sound design, noise art, sound installations, audiovisuality, as well as radio art, acoustic art, and relevant theoretical approaches. Duties include the supervision of the sound studio with its archive of multi-channel electroacoustic compositions since 1950 and its multi-channel sound systems. In addition, applicants are expected to cooperate in the ongoing research project Komposition und Musikwissenschaft im Dialog (Composition and Musicology in Dialogue) and the concert cycle Raum-Musik (Space–Music).
  • Applicants should take account of more recent scientific and artistic developments such as acoustic ecology, digital art, game studies and interactive audio and thus establish a link to the partner disciplines History of Art and Media Culture and Theater.
  • Teaching duties will be assigned within the BA and MA programs in Musicology and the MA program inter artes, which is currently being developed. In the third year after the appointment there will be an interim evaluation. On the basis of this evaluation, the contract may be renewed for three more years. The teaching load is four semester hours in the first qualification phase and five semester hours in the second qualification phase.
  • Applicants will be hired in concordance with § 36 of the University Law of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia.
  • The University of Cologne particularly encourages applications from disabled persons. Disabled persons are given preference in case of equal qualification. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferential treatment is given to women if their professional qualifications and abilities are equivalent to those of other applicants.
  • Applicants should submit their documents (CV, list of publications, list of taught courses, teaching evaluations if available, and copies of official certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany by 4 December 2015.
  • Please do not send original certificates, as we are unable to return the documents.
  • 2/3 any news here?
  • request for more materials by post (dated 2/17)
  • Request for a campus interview 15/04

University of Colorado Boulder: Instructors (2) - Herbst Program of Humanities (Deadline: 15 January 2016)Edit

  • The Herbst Program of Humanities, in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for two non-tenure-track Instructor positions to begin in Fall Semester 2016.
  • Each appointment is for a three-year renewable term. The contract is 90% teaching and 10% service; applicants will be expected to teach six undergraduate courses per academic year, typically in small discussion seminars, and to perform service within the Program and in the College. There is no research requirement in this appointment.
  • The Herbst Program of Humanities was founded in and remains committed to the Great Books tradition in the broad sense of the term. Accordingly, we seek excellent teachers who are experienced and comfortable in discussing foundational works in European culture, who might also have experience teaching foundational works in other traditions, and who can complement, augment, and creatively reflect upon those works. Herbst Program courses typically study the human condition through literature, philosophy, and some combination of art, music, film, architecture, and history. We therefore seek applicants who have broad interests and abilities throughout the Humanities, rather than in one narrow field, and who are eager to share their love of learning with both students and colleagues.
  • The application period will close at midnight on January 15, 2016. First consideration will be given to early applications.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A doctorate within (or closely related to) the Humanities, at least two or three years of teaching experience, and proven excellence in leading undergraduate discussion seminars and in teaching critical thinking.
  • Desired Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to candidates who show aptitude for and proven success in teaching humanities courses to students from different disciplines, especially to students of engineering and applied science. Special consideration will also be given to those applicants with current or past research that demonstrates intellectual acuity and lively imagination in fields that harmonize with and/or can fruitfully enrich the interests of the Herbst Program.
  • Applications should include:
1. A letter of application specifying areas of academic and teaching interests.
2. A complete curriculum vitae.
3. A statement of teaching philosophy.
4. Names and contact information of three references.
5. A writing sample.
6. Evidence of excellent teaching.
  • We are currently improving and evolving our online application system, and on December 5, 2015, CU will transition from our current application platform to a new online system.
  • Because of this change, it is important that your application is either complete by December 4, or that you begin your application after December 5. If you begin but do not complete an application (including all application materials) before December 4, you will need to re-apply after December 5 on the new site.
  • Prior to December 4, applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com. After December 5, applications are accepted electronically at www.careers@cu.edu.
  • Job posting contact: Lori Walker
  • Job posting contact email: herbst.humanities@colorado.edu
  • Job Posting Number: F03029
  • Rejection Email (2/17) x2
  • Request for video interview (online) 2/12

University of Colorado Denver: Assistant Professor in Music History / Musicology / Contemporary World Music (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Aleysia Whitmore, Brown University 2014Edit

  • MEIS seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Music History / Musicology / Contemporary World Music with particular expertise in world musics or contemporary popular styles.
  • The College of Arts & Media, located on the Downtown Denver campus, offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Studio Arts, Art History, Film and Television and B.S. degrees in Music. The music department also offers M.S. degrees in Recording Arts and Media Forensics.
  • Music majors choose an area of emphasis among programs in Performance, Singer Songwriter, Music Business, and Recording Arts. Candidates should address how their pedagogical approach complements the commercial and contemporary emphasis among program areas and the students enrolled at CU Denver.
  • This full-time, nine-month faculty appointment will have a teaching load of five courses per academic year. The start date for the position is August, 2016.
  • The successful candidate will primarily teach Music History courses, with possible additional assignments including, but not limited to: History of Rock and Roll, and the History of Jazz. This position will be responsible for creating new curriculum in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The ability to demonstrate innovative ways of teaching, incorporating hybrid pedagogies that includes appropriate teaching and learning technology is preferred.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate (degree completed), Record of scholarly activity, Demonstrated pursuit of publication and research/scholarly funding, Expertise with contemporary world music and/or popular styles, Knowledge of hybrid and digital methods of instruction, Ability to teach and work with a diverse student body, The candidate must have the ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity, and that treats faculty, staff, and learners fairly, while promoting an environment that fosters creativity and innovation.
  • Preferred Qualifications: 2-3 years teaching experience, Record of peer-reviewed publications, Experience with curriculum development, National profile in musicology and/or contemporary world music
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/careers, refer to job number 04505. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. *Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Primary Location: Denver
  • Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30121 - CAM-Music & Entertain Inds Stu
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Posting Date: Apr 13, 2016
  • Closing Date: Ongoing
  • Posting Contact Name: Sam McGuire
  • Posting Contact Email: sam.mcguire@ucdenver.edu
  • Invitation for Skype interview (5/11)
  • Invitation for campus interview (5/17)

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 11 January 2016) FILLED: Naomi Graber, UNC-Chapel Hill 2013Edit

  • 2+2 course load including undergraduate courses for music majors, an American Popular Music course for non-majors, and graduate seminars. Advising and supervision of graduate students in the MA, PhD, and DMA degree programs. Pursue professional activities. Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in musicology. Candidates in any area of research will be considered. We look for someone whose research and teaching complements existing strengths. Applicants must show clear evidence of and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and institutes on campus, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program located in a city known for its music and arts culture.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 11, 2016, until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, vita, and academic transcript (of latest degree) in PDF format to http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/503. Candidates should provide contact information for three references, which will be contacted by the School of Music for letters of recommendation as part of the initial review process. Application questions can be directed to: Dr. David Haas, Search Committee Chair, davhaas@uga.edu, Phone 706-542-3737, Fax: 706-542-2773
  • Request for Skype Interview (1/30)x2
  • 2/15 - Any action here?
  • 2/18 - Campus interview requested
  • 2/20 - Campus interview requested
  • 4/27 - Offer made and accepted

University of Glasgow: Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Popular Music Studies (Deadline: 17 April 2016)Edit

  • To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Research Fellowships.
  • Our flagship LKAS Fellowship Scheme was established in 2006 to enable the recruitment of outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and are on a trajectory to become leaders in their chosen field. The scheme offers Fellows the opportunity to establish or further develop an independent research career.
  • Each Fully Funded Fellowship will run for three years and will cover salary costs on academic Grades 7 or 8 (£33,574 – £47,801) or an equivalent Grade for Clinical Fellows. In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research costs will be made at a rate of £10,000 per annum for each year of the fellowship for laboratory-based research and £5,000 per annum for each year for non-laboratory-based research.
  • Once in post, Fellows will be appointed a mentor from outside their immediate line management, be entitled to participate in any of the training programmes and courses offered by the School/Institute, College or University, and be required to report their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities as agreed with their Line Manager through the Performance and Development Review (PDR) process.
  • Music at Glasgow is a vibrant subject, providing excellent research, teaching and knowledge exchange. Building on our success in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we are seeking to expand our provision in Popular Music Studies (PMS), with the view to consolidating our position as a world-leading centre in the field. Popular Music Studies at Glasgow benefits from a range of unique specialist resources, including the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection, the Simon Frith Archive and the Peter Frame Archive.
  • The successful candidate will join a network of scholars and practitioners who critically engage with music as a social, cultural, historical and political activity. They will contribute to developing the field of Popular Music Studies, by building on current initiatives, specifically in research on the Music Industries, and/or by developing complementary foci within the overall area of PMS. He or she is expected to contribute to internationalisation and knowledge exchange activities in the subject and beyond. The successful candidate is expected to have an excellent portfolio of individual research and to build on the exciting opportunities for collaborative research within Music, the School of Culture and Creative Art, the College of Arts and beyond.
  • Vacancy ref: 012806, closing date: 17 April 2016.
  • For more information, please go to www.gla.ac.uk/fellowships.
  • Rejection received via email (05/31)).

University of Groningen: Lecturer in Popular Music (Deadline: 24 April 2016)Edit

  • History and theory of popular music (0.8-1.0 fte), vacancy number 216045
  • The music section of the Arts, Culture and Media programme offers students a specialization in popular music at the BA and MA level. This tract prioritizes music’s relation to culture and society. The BA programme consists of five music-dedicated courses and several inter-arts courses featuring music subjects. In the MA, students focus upon Music in combination with a job/oriented framework. For this position, we seek an excellent candidate specializing in modern music with possible areas of expertise such as electronic dance music, the music industry, musical theatre, rock, popular music of the world, but other areas of concentration can also be considered. The candidate's work should exhibit a familiarity with contemporary theoretical approaches such as post-colonial theory, queer theory, music and affect, and/or new musicology. It should also reflect an understanding of new analytical models, which recognize and theorize the values and modes of identification attached to musical genres, practices, and interpretive regimes. In terms of research, a candidate with expertise in cognitive and/or empirical approaches is of interest. Experience in ethnomusicological research methods is also desirable. More broadly, research undertaking an engaged commitment to understanding the relations between popular music institutions and communities is welcome, especially when examining music’s role in negotiating cultural identities (such as race, ethnicity, nation, gender, and sexuality). Ultimately the highest priority is for an exceptional candidate with relevant expertise and internationally significant research potential.
  • The candidates’ research (40% of the appointment) is conducted within the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). The Arts, Culture and Media department also encourages collaboration within the Arts in Society (https://www.rug.nl/research/arts-in-society/) research group.
  • Qualifications: In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have a PhD and who in the area of teaching,
have teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level
are prepared to gain the University Teaching Qualification within two years
are or have the ambition to become an excellent teacher, as demonstrated by positive teaching evaluations
are demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research.
  • In the area of research:
have the potential to author at least two publications every 2 years, preferably international
have the potential to set up a research line and publish within it, dovetailing with the profile of the research institute
have international experience and the potential to establish and develop an international network
are supervising or have the potential to supervise PhD students or are prepared to play an active role in this
have experience with the acquisition of grants.
  • In the area of management and organization:
have a good command of Dutch or are willing to learn the language within two years
are able to constructively contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration and a friendly atmosphere within the department
have demonstrable administrative and organization skills.
  • Conditions of employment: The University of Groningen is offering a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 3400 (scale 11 Dutch Universities) and € 5288 (scale 12) gross per month for a fulltime position, plus 8% holiday allowance and an annual end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. These positions are for a period of one to two years with the prospect of renewal for an indefinite period, subject to appraisal in the first or second year of appointment. For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/. (Partial) reimbursement of moving costs and/or a beneficial tax rule may be applicable.
  • Date of entry into employment: 1 August or 1 September 2016.
  • Job interviews will be held in the week of 30 May – 3 June 2016. A short lecture for staff and students is part of the selection procedure.
  • How to apply: You may apply for this position until 24 April / before 25 April 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Please state very clearly which position you are applying for.
  • The cover letter should contain your reasons for applying and a description of what your contribution to research, teaching and administration could be. Your application should contain:
1. A cover letter
2. A curriculum vitae with an overview of your teaching portfolio
3. A list of publications and an outline of your research plans
4. The names, titles and complete addresses (including email and telephone) of two people who are willing to provide additional relevant information.
  • For information you can contact: Dr K.A. McGee (for Popular Music), k.a.mcgee@rug.nl
  • 5/19 Any news on this one?
  • Request for materials 05/09; Skype interview 05/16

University of Hawaii: Assistant/Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies (Deadline: 11 December 2015)Edit

  • Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (Hawaiian Studies)
  • Position Number: 0082784
  • Hiring Unit: Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Location: Manoa
  • Date Posted: September 25, 2015 November 17, 2015
  • Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins October 12, 2015 Continuous - application review begins December 11, 2015
  • Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Monthly Type: 9 Month
  • Tenure Track: Non Tenure Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
  • Funding: General
  • Other Conditions: To begin Spring 2016 pending availability of funds and position clearance. CORRECTED ADVERTISEMENT. To begin Fall 2016 pending availability of funds and position clearance.
  • Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications
1. A PhD, JD, or MFA from a college or university of recognized standing in a field of study closely related to or focusing on Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge in Hawaiian culture, environment, and society, including Anthropology, Art, Dance, Education, English, Ethnobiology, Ethnobotany, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, Indigenous Politics, Law, Marine Resource Biology, Natural Resource Management, Theater, and Urban and Regional Planning. ABD's will be considered provided that all course requirements are completed by January 2, 20I7. ABD's may be considered.
2. Demonstrated ability/competence as a teacher.
3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement and research experience in Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge.
4. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
5. Considerable knowledge of traditional, historic, and contemporary human/environment relationships in Hawai'i and broader Oceania.
6. Proficiency in Hawaiian and English including the ability to translate and do research in Hawaiian.
7. Ability to work online or on the web.
  • Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications
1. A PhD, JD, or MFA from a college or university of recognized standing in a field of study closely related to or focusing on Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge in Hawaiian culture, environment, and society, including Anthropology, Art, Dance, Education, English, Ethnobiology, Ethnobotany, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, Indigenous Politics, Law, Marine Resource Biology, Natural Resource Management, Theater, and Urban and Regional Planning.
2. Evidence of proficiency in teaching.
3. Minimum of 4 years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent, with evidence of increasing professional maturity.
4. Scholarly achievement well on the way to becoming an established scholar in his/her discipline judged competent and adequate for the rank in comparison with peers active in the same field at major universities.
5. Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization, or in other appropriate job-related service activities.
6. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities, for students and junior colleagues.
7. Demonstrated scholarly achievement and research experience in Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge.
8. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
9. Considerable knowledge of traditional, historic, and contemporary human/environment relationships in Hawai•i and broader Oceania.
10. Proficiency in Hawaiian and English including the ability to translate, do research and teach in Hawaiian
11. Ability to work online or on the web.
  • Desirable Qualifications
1. Demonstrated research in Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge in the field of Malama 'Aina Hawaiian Resource Management.
2. Ability to teach and develop new courses in Malama 'A ina Hawaiian Resource Management.
3. Proficiency in Hawaiian and English, including the ability to translate, do research and teach in Hawaiian and/or English.
4. Experience in working with the Hawaiian community on issues of land, environment, and culture.
5. Demonstrated ability to attract significant extramural funding and secure grants and contracts to build program base.
6. Willingness to assume leadership role within the department such as serving on departmental and university committees.
  • To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names with contact information (including e-mail addresses) of 3 professional references, current curriculum vitae, one research paper, any other relevant materials, and copy of transcripts that reflect degree and course work (official transcripts required at time of hire) to the address below. Application materials will become property of the school upon submission. Applications submitted via e-mail and/or fax will not be considered.
  • Address:
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge UHM
Attn 0082784
2645 Dole Street KAMA 209A
Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Inquiries: Dr. Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa; lilikala@hawaii.edu Donna Shaver; shaver@hawaii.edu
  • Reposted on 11/17/15 as a tenure-track position, deadlines changed. I have updated the above listing accordingly.

University of Hildesheim: Research Assistant for the Center for World Music (Deadline: 07 January 2016)Edit

  • An der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim ist am Center for World Music zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters für die Geschäftsführung und Forschungskoordination (TV-L E 13, 100%) für den Zeitraum von 2 Jahren zu besetzen. Die Befristung des Arbeitsverhältnisses erfolgt nach § 14 Abs. 2 des Gesetzes über Teilzeitarbeit und befristete Arbeitsverträge. Eine anschließende Weiterbeschäftigung wird angestrebt.
  • Das 2009 an der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim gegründete Center for World Music versteht sich als Kompetenzzentrum der Musikethnologie an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit. In Kooperation mit der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover widmet es sich in Forschung, Lehre und Veranstaltungen der Vielfalt der Musikkulturen der Welt. Das Center for World Music beheimatet umfassende Tonträger- und Instrumenten-Sammlungen und ist Standort verschiedener Sammlungs-, Forschungs- und Erschließungsprojekte.
  • Aufgaben:
Koordination der Aktivitäten des Center for World Music
Konzeption, Einrichtung und Organisation von Drittmittel-Projekten
Koordination der laufenden Aufarbeitung und Erweiterung der Sammlungen
Mitarbeit in der Lehre
Pflege und Ausbau von Netzwerken innerhalb der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, auf Landes- und Bundesebene sowie mit Kooperationspartnern und Institutionen im Ausland
Außenvertretung und Budgetplanung
Konzeption und Organisation von Veranstaltungen
Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Voraussetzungen:
Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium und Promotion in Musikethnologie/Vergleichende Musikwissenschaft
nachgewiesene Kenntnisse am Bereich Musikarchive und/oder Instrumentensammlungen
Forschungsorientierung und Lehrerfahrung
Organisatorische und kommunikative Fähigkeiten
Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse sowie Kenntnisse einer weiteren Fremdsprache (wünschenswert)
  • Die Stiftung Universität Hildesheim will die berufliche Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern besonders fördern. Daher strebt sie eine Erhöhung des im jeweiligen Bereich unterrepräsentierten Geschlechts an.
  • Bewerbungen von Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern mit Schwerbehinderung werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
  • Weitere Auskünfte erteilt Prof. Dr. Raimund Vogels; Anfragen an Tel.+49(0)511 3100-7631, E-Mail: cwm_vogels@uni-hildesheim.de.
  • Bewerbungen sind mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Bewerbungsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Hochschulabschluss, Publikationsliste, sowie max. fünf einschlägige Publikationen) auf dem Postweg bis zum 07.01.2016 unter Angabe der Kennziffer 2015/117 zu richten an den Präsidenten der Universität Hildesheim, Dezernat für Personal- und Rechtsangelegenheiten, Universitätsplatz 1, 31141 Hildesheim.
  • Bewerbungsunterlagen senden wir Ihnen zurück, wenn Sie einen ausreichend frankierten und adressierten Rückumschlag beifügen.
  • Eingangsbestätigungen/Zwischennachrichten werden nicht versandt.

University of Houston: Adjunct Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston seeks an adjunct instructor for the 2016-2017 academic year, beginning 22 August 2016 and renewable on an annual basis or by semester.
  • Teaching load is three courses per semester, comprising courses primarily for non-majors: Listening to World Music (1 section) and Popular Music of the Americas (2 sections). Opportunities for music-major courses during the spring 2017 semester are pending. Courses are supported with teaching assistants. Per course salary is slightly over $2,500, encouraging applications from those with connections to the Houston area. Applicant’s status should be ABD or PhD in ethnomusicology or historical musicology.
  • Please send a cover letter, current C.V., and transcript of doctoral and, if relevant to specified courses, other graduate course work to Paul Bertagnolli, pbertagnolli -at- uh.edu with a cc to Barbara Rose Lange, rlange -at- uh.edu. Please use “Adjunct Instructor” as the subject heading. After review of the submitted materials, two letters of recommendation will be solicited. Review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Posted to AM-L 6/28.

University of Huddersfield: Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music (Deadline: 28 March 2016)Edit

  • Job title: Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music
  • Job reference: R2231
  • Salary: Competitive salary on the University's Professorial pay scale (£59,297 upwards)
  • Job category/type: Academic
  • Job description: Permanent, Full time
  • The University is seeking to appoint a distinguished research professor in contemporary music to mark its receipt of a 2015 Queen's Anniversary Prize for 'world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience'. The QAP award recognises the combined achievements of the University's Music & Music Technology staff and students, its Centre for Research in New Music, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, which was created and is hosted by the University. You will join a dynamic and energetic team already dedicated to taking the University's commitment to new music, as one of a wide range of music specialisms, to new levels.
  • For the purposes of this post, the field of contemporary music is interpreted broadly, to include performance, composition, sound art, improvisation, multimedia, technological, and musicological research that addresses any aspect of contemporary musical cultures. Of particular interest are candidates engaged in one or more of the following:
innovative research with an interdisciplinary orientation that works across formal academic boundaries;
emerging and groundbreaking fields of artistic practice and related philosophical, conceptual, technological and theoretical approaches;
research that has global impact and that is able to articulate a relationship to 'grand challenge' ideas.
  • You will also be expected to contribute at an international level (or show potential to do so) to the maintenance and development of the Department's high standing in research (in REF2014, 85% of music research at Huddersfield was judged to be Internationally Excellent, with 44% of the overall submission ranked as 'World-Leading').
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Rachel Cowgill on r.e.cowgill@hud.ac.uk , or by phone on +44 (0)1484 471397.
  • Closing date: 28 March 2016
  • Interview date: 14 June 2016
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17.

University of Illinois: Instructors/Lecturers in Musicology (1-year, 2 positions) (Deadline: 18 April 2016)Edit

  • The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two dynamic, interdisciplinary minded musicologists for full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointments to teach a 3-3 load over the 2016–17 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 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 the anticipated start date of August 16, 2016 is strongly preferred; advanced ABDs will also be considered.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 18, 2016. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3–5 professional references familiar with their qualifications and experience. Interviews may occur before the close date but no hiring will occur until after the close date.
  • Please direct any inquiries to Cynthia Howard, Director, Performing Arts Service Center, office phone 217-333-9722 or choward1@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
  • Any news here? (5/4)
  • 5/14: request for phone interview

University of Kansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure track (Deadline: 02 November 2015) FILLED: Martin Nedbal, Eastman School of Music 2009Edit

  • Req ID: 4405BR
  • Position number: 00004479
  • Department: School of Music
  • Position overview: Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure track.
    • The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
    • The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
  • Job Description
    • (40%) Teach undergraduate and graduate music history and musicology, typically the equivalent of five courses divided over two semesters. Advise master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and DMA documents.
    • (40%) Maintain a record of scholarly productivity that indicates continuing growth and national and/or international visibility.
    • (20%) Participate actively in the intellectual life of the school and university. Serve on graduate and faculty committees.
  • ​Required Qualifications
    • Ph.D. in musicology required by August 2016.
    • Successful teaching at the college/university level required, as evidenced in the application materials.
    • Scholarly productivity in Classic or Romantic periods, with the ability to teach graduate courses and advise graduate documents in both areas, as evidenced in the application materials.
  • Additional instructions
    • On-line application required (https://employment.ku.edu/academic/4405BR). A resume, cover letter, contact information (e-mail and telephone) for 3 references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and scholarly writing sample must be attached to the on-line application. The teaching statement (1-2 pages) should include discussion of personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university music school, including objectives and the means of assessment.
  • ​Contact Information: Janet Corwin (jcpiano @ ku.edu)
  • Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications/experience
  • Application Review begins: 2 November 2015
  • Anticipated Start Date: 18 August 2016
  • Disclaimer: The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policies_procedures/category_details/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
  • Request for phone interview, 12/3. (x2)
  • Request for campus interview, 12/16.
  • 3/31 Offer accepted

University of Leuven: Postdoctoral Position in Musicology (Deadline: 01 July 2016)Edit

  • UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN – POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN MUSICOLOGY: “THE CHANT BACKGROUND TO THE EARLY POLYPHONIC REQUIEM”
  • Duration: 2 years, full-time
  • Start date: 1 October 2016
  • Salary: c. €2500 / month (net)
  • Application deadline: 1 July 2016
  • The University of Leuven is excellently located just 30 km from Brussels, and is one of Europe's leading research universities. Founded in 1425, it is also the oldest university in the Low Countries. Distinguished alumni include Desiderius Erasmus, Juan Luis Vives, Andreas Vesalius, and Gerardus Mercator.
  • Applications are invited for a two-year, fixed-term, full-time post-doctoral research assistant position in the University of Leuven’s musicology department, beginning on 1 October 2016. The position is attached to a research project focussing on the chant background to the early polyphonic Requiem (15th and 16th centuries), directed by prof. dr. David Burn, and funded by the University of Leuven Special Research Fund.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with research expertise in relevant topic areas, including plainchant traditions, plainchant sources, liturgy, and polyphony based on chant. The post-holder will be expected:
to carry out primary research into the traditions connected to the chants of the Requiem in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with particular attention to those chants that were set in polyphonic Requiems
to research associated Requiem liturgies
to prepare that research for publication
to present that research at international conferences
  • Some limited research periods outside Belgium are expected.
  • Applicants should:
hold a Ph.D. in musicology, awarded by the project start-date, in a relevant topic
must not have resided, studied, or been employed in Belgium for more than 24 months during the 3 years immediately preceding the start-date of the position
should preferably not have held a doctorate for more than 6 years prior to the start-date of the position
  • Applications should consist of:
A letter of motivation
A CV, including list of publications
A writing sample
Two letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover
  • The application and letters of recommendation should be addressed to prof. David Burn (david.burn -at- arts.kuleuven.be), and should to be received no later than 1 July 2016.
  • Prof. Burn may also be contacted for further particulars and informal enquiries.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 5/27.

University of Liege: Post-doctoral Research Assistant (Deadline: 15 June 2016) Edit

  • Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Université de Liège
  • Net salary: € 27,500 (subject to reevaluation according to experience)
  • Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research assistant attached to the international research project “Music and Identity-Construction: The National Churches in Rome (16th-17th Centuries)”, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, and co-directed by Emilie Corswarem (Liège) and Marie-Alexis Colin (Brussels). The post is a full-time fixed-term appointment for two years, from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2018. The post is based in the Université de Liège, at “TRANSITIONS. Département de recherche sur le Moyen Age et la première modernité” http://web.philo.ulg.ac.be/transitions/musique-et-processus-identitaire-le-cas-des-eglises-nationales-romaines-16e-et-17e-siecles/
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in 16th- and 17th-century sacred music. The postholder will be required to play an active role in the project, including working in archives relevant to the project’s geographical scope, participating in workshops, providing scientific translation (into English), and providing editorial support. A research period in Rome will probably be required.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from native English speakers. Candidates are also expected to be fluent in both French and Italian.
  • Fellows must not have resided or been employed in Belgium for more than 24 months during the 3 years preceding the start-date of the position. The applicant cannot have held a doctorate for more than 6 years prior to the start-date of the position.
  • For further particulars and any queries, contact Emilie Corswarem, E.Corswarem -at- ulg.ac.be. Applications must be submitted to E.Corswarem -at- ulg.ac.be by midnight (Brussels time) on the 15 June. Applications should include: a covering letter mentioning what would be his/her particular contribution to the project, a CV, a sample of recent written work; two letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to E.Corswarem -at- ulg.ac.be. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed between 20th and 30th June 2016.
  • Posted to AMS-L 4/27

University of Limerick: Lecturer below the bar in Ritual Chant & Song (Deadline: 27 May 2016)Edit

  • TITLE OF POST: Lecturer below the bar in Ritual Chant & Song
  • LOCATION: University of Limerick
  • REPORTS TO: Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff
  • SALARY SCALE: €37,348 - €51,722 p.a.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chant performance/scholarship or a related discipline
  • OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To teach on the MA Ritual Chant and Song programme; conduct relevant academic administration; carry out relevant research and contribute to other programmes within the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, within the overall ethos of the Academy.
  • DESCRIPTION: The MA Ritual Chant and Song programme is one of thirteen taught Masters programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, which also offers two undergraduate programmes (BA Voice and Dance; BA Irish Music and Dance Performance), as well as doctoral-level research opportunities and a structured PhD programme in Arts Practice.
  • The catalyst for the development of this unique performance specialisation at the Academy was a longstanding creative collaboration with the Benedictine community at Glenstal Abbey. The aim of the programme is to provide students with vocal tuition in a variety of ritual song repertoires with a specialist interest in Latin plainchant, within the academic context of historical musicology and ritual studies.
  • The programme has a special relationship with the BA Voice and Dance programme, which offers chant tuition as an aspect of its vocal stream. It also explores aspects of ritual studies as part of its broader academic interest in performance studies.
  • Essential Criteria:
A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chant performance/scholarship or a related discipline.
A proven track record of research interest (which may include practice-based research) in a relevant area.
A proven track record of Latin chant performance and/or a related area. The candidate will have a demonstrable interest in working within a variety of ritual chant/song traditions as well as specialist knowledge of Latin plainchant.
A demonstrable ability to communicate effectively in an environment of innovation in teaching and learning practice.
A demonstrable ability to coordinate administrative responsibilities relevant to an academic programme of study.
An ability to form strong academic and performance relationships across a wide range of interests at the Irish World Academy.
A resonance with and an ability to contribute to the developing programmes at the Academy.
  • Desirable Criteria:
Experience directing a vocal ensemble.
Experience of teaching at third level.
A knowledge of academic disciplines and professional practices relevant to the study of performance.
  • Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sandra Joyce, Director
Irish Word Academy of Music and Dance
University of Limerick
Email: sandra.joyce@ul.ie
  • Job ID: 017848
  • Close Date: 27-May-2016 12:00


University of Liverpool: Lecturer in Music (Games) (Deadline: 26 October 2015)Edit

  • We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Music (Games), to join a thriving centre for teaching and research in music, technology, composition and AV media. You will play a major role in the development and delivery of an innovative (video) games programme, to be offered in collaboration between the School of the Arts and the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science. You may also contribute to teaching on the Music Technology and Composition pathways. Experience of teaching in Higher Education is desirable, and the ability to teach and communicate with students undertaking study in non-music disciplines is essential.
  • You should have a PhD in Music – Games or equivalent research experience/achievements. You will be research-active and will be expected to be REF-returnable in 2020. Responsibilities include consolidating links between the Arts and the Sciences; developing new research and grant initiatives, particularly collaborative projects in the field of Art and Science and promoting the delivery of cross-disciplinary research and teaching in both the Department and the School.
  • £32,277 - £48,743 pa
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of the Arts, Department of Music
  • Location: University Campus
  • Ref: A-589444/WWW
  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMT

University of Manchester: Lecturer in Music (3-years) (Deadline: 28 April 2016)Edit

  • Date of external posting: Tuesday 29 March 2016
  • Closing date: 28/04/2016
  • Reference: HUM-07965
  • Faculty/Organisational unit: Humanities
  • School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • Division: Art History, Drama and Music
  • Employment type: Fixed Term
  • Duration: from 01/09/2016 until 31/08/2019
  • Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
  • Salary: £34,576 per annum
  • Hours per week: 1.0 FTE
  • The Music subject area at the University of Manchester invites applications for a 36-month temporary lectureship in Music arising from the award of a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowhip to Dr. Susan Rutherford. Applicants from all areas of Musicology or Ethnomusicology will be considered, but preference may be given to those offering specialism in vocal studies or performance studies.
  • You will be expected to lead undergraduate and Master’s-level teaching in your field of specialism, to contribute to the management and administration of the subject area under the guidance of the Head of Music/Head of Division. While the post is primarily teaching-focused, it is expected that you will contribute to the research culture of the subject area; a notional 10% of your working hours will be allowed to pursue these activities, and appropriate support will be available from the Division and School.
  • You will hold a PhD in Music (Musicology or Ethnomusicology), demonstrate subject expertise in your specialist field, have a strong awareness of current thinking in the field and have a proven ability to provide high-quality and innovative teaching to a range of student groups at different levels. You will also be expected to contribute to the planning and development of new course units.
  • The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Dr Camden Reeves, Head of Music, Email: camden.reeves@manchester.ac.uk
  • General enquiries: Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk, Tel: 0161 275 4499
  • Technical support: Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk, Tel: 01565 818 234
  • This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

University of Mary Hardin Baylor: Assistant / Associate Professor - Church Music (Deadline: Open until filled, review began 08 December 2015)Edit

  • Department: College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Post Date: December 8, 2015
  • Position Available: August 8, 2016
  • Requirements: Doctoral degree in Church Music or related field. Tenure track requires terminal degree in hand. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Three (3) years of church music experience in various styles of worship with an understanding of skills or proficiency in voice, guitar, keyboard, and conducting. Five (5) years of excellence in teaching at the university level. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of utilizing technology software and hardware in worship. The ability to perform and conduct an ensemble (choral or instrumental) at a high level. Must have a thorough understanding of the Baptist tradition and must be an active member of a local Baptist church.
  • Responsibilities: The University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks an Assistant / Associate Professor for its Department of Music beginning in August of 2016. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
  • Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to the department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.
  • Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Church Music and related subjects. The related course may include and are not limited to courses in music technology, music theory, aural skills, conducting, and music appreciation. Full-time faculty members typically teach 12-14 hours per semester with three course preparations. The candidate will be the academic advisor for all church music majors and minors.
  • Salaries and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
  • Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled.
  • To Apply: Please click the “Apply Now” link to apply for this position.
  • FACULTY: Please submit a CV, copies of transcripts, evidence of quality teaching, and a cover letter of interest with your online application.


University of Maryland, College Park: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2015) FILLED: William Robin, UNC-Chapel Hill ABDEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology; tenure track; salary commensurate with experience.
  • The Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland School of Music seeks a musicologist of exceptional promise or established reputation whose expertise is in any area of Western music after 1750 and complements that of the current faculty. We are especially interested in scholars whose research interests intersect with performance practice, gender studies, technology, critical theory, or vernacular/popular traditions. The successful candidate will be committed to public musicology and interested in strengthening our program’s ties to the many cultural and research institutions in the greater Washington-Baltimore area. They will also be a dynamic teacher whose courses will attract students in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology, as well as those in other areas of the School of Music, and will be able to enhance interdisciplinary interaction both within the School of Music and with other departments, schools, and centers on campus. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to create and teach undergraduate general education courses, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars, as well as supervise Teaching Assistants. Other responsibilities will include supervision of theses and dissertations in historical musicology and service on School of Music, College of Arts and Humanities, and University committees.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology or a closely related field (attained by August 2016); evidence or promise of excellence in research, teaching, and advising.
  • For best consideration, please apply by December 1, 2015. Review of submissions begins on that date and continues until a successful candidate is named. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.
  • Applicants are asked to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three names of references with contact information, including mailing address, telephone(s), and email address. Please do not send publications, letters of reference, or other materials at this time.
  • Request for more materials, 12/18/15.
  • Any news? 1/25/16
  • Invitation for onsite interview, 1/28/16.
  • May I ask whether there was a skype or telephone interview?
    • 1/29 There was no earlier distance interview; the last step in the process was the submission of more materials.

University of Miami: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 December 2015) FILLED: Melvin L. Butler, New York University 2005, University of ChicagoEdit

  • ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF MUSICOLOGY OR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
  • Position Description: The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami seeks an innovative scholar, dynamic teacher, and supportive colleague to join the tenure-track faculty. Exceptional candidates from all areas of musicology and ethnomusicology who complement existing faculty strengths are invited to apply. The responsibilities of the position involve pursuing a vibrant program of scholarly research that demonstrates continued professional growth and visibility; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; recruiting, mentoring, and advising students; engaging in service within and beyond the institution; and contributing to the intellectual life of the university.
  • Required Qualifications: A successful candidate at the rank of Full or Associate Professor will have an exemplary record of publication and research, extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a strong national and international reputation. A successful candidate at the rank of Assistant Professor will hold a PhD in musicology, music history, or ethnomusicology at the time of appointment, and show evidence of success in collegiate teaching and an emerging national reputation as a scholar. Applicants whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and who can teach a broad spectrum of courses throughout the curriculum, and who enhance the diversity of the department will be given special preference.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2015 (or until filled).
  • What to Submit: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with contact information). Sample publications will be requested at a later date.
  • Contact Information: Please send electronic copies of all materials to Joan Chalakani, email: j.chalakani@miami.edu. Do not apply online. Questions about the search should be addressed to Deborah Schwartz-Kates, Chair, Musicology Search Committee, email: dkates@miami.edu, telephone: (305) 284-6911.
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE UM CAREER SITE for position #00009644.
  • 12/16 Many thanks to those of you who have applied. It has been an active search at a busy time of year. Please bear with us, as we send out emails to confirm receipt of your materials. This process is ongoing, but it may take a bit longer due to the 200+ applications we have received. All best wishes ... The Search Committee.
  • 1/20 any news here?
  • (1/25) Received request for more materials.
  • (2/8) Campus interview scheduled.
  • (4/14) Associate-level hire announced by candidate's current institution

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz: Junior Researcher (part-time) (Deadline: 31 January 2016)Edit

  • We are searching for a Junior Researcher with excellent English skills to join the team of the artistic research project "TransCoding –From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture" at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (http://www.kug.ac.at), to help bring the project to its conclusion throughout the next year (overall project duration 2014-2017).
  • The candidate may have a background in any relevant field, including but not limited to (systematic) musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, or media/communications studies. This is a part-time position (15 hours/week), which runs from 15.2.2016- 14.2.2017 with a monthly gross salary of 1012,45 € (in accordance to Austrian Science Fund-standard personnel salaries).
  • TransCoding–From ‘Highbrow Art’ to Participatory Culture“ is an arts-based research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (PEEK AR 259-G21) and located at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz/Austria. Our research topic is the question of how we can involve an audience that is hitherto not available for the new arts in our project, exemplary create a link between the world of young people coming from the popular culture and that of internationally working multimedia artists and thus make “highbrow art” more accessible. Via social media we encourage an online community to participate in the creation of a multimedia artwork on the topic of identity. (http://transcoding.info)
  • The junior researcher should be interested in investigating the processes of (online) communication, participation strategies, our community's motivators, and questions of artistic authority in a democratic creative process, as well as the effects of the project on our own art, the participating artists, and the community. The research is context-based and user-oriented, employing the project's inherent creative processes as the starting point for research.
  • The position is part time (15 hrs a week). All relevant information can be found at http://transcoding.info/english/jobs.html
  • Your Application: Along with your application e-mail, please send us your CV and master's diploma as PDF attachments, together with evidence of your social media presence and experience. Please also include three academic writing samples, in English or German, preferably related to our topics of interest. Deadline for applications is 31.1.2016.
  • Contact: Dr.phil. Barbara Lüneburg, Project Leader, Phone: +43 316 389 3218
  • Email: barbara.lueneburg@kug.ac.at
  • Address: University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria
  • Posted to AMS-L on 1/21

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Part-time Lecturer (Deadline: 09 July 2016)Edit

  • Campus: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Region: Piedmont/Triangle
  • Job Summary: The Department of Music is seeking a Part-Time Lecturer for the 2016 Fall Semester to teach MUSC 141 : Survey of Western Music History.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Experience in teaching Music; Masters Degree in related field
  • Position Number: F001203
  • Posting Date: 07/06/2016
  • Closing Date: 07/09/2016


University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Music Theory (Deadline: 01 October 2015) FILLED: Vivek Virani, UCLA ABDEdit

  • System Identification Number: 6001116
  • Department: Music History & Theory (N24107)
  • College/School: College of Music http://music.unt.edu
  • Rank/Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: This position is a shared position between the areas of Music Theory and Ethnomusicology, within the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in World Music Analysis, Research in Asian Music, and interdisciplinary methodologies between Music Theory, Anthropology, and Ethnomusicology.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory and ethnomusicology (Analytical Techniques, Asian Music, World Music Analysis), including surveys and doctoral seminars; additional instructional assignments are possible, based on the candidate's background and experience; participate on thesis committees for the PhD, DMA, and Master's programs; participate on committees at the level of the division, college and university.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Music Theory or Ethnomusicology, or equivalent degree at time of appointment; active research profile; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching.
  • Area of Specialty: Ethnomusicology/Music Theory
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Appointment Basis: 9 Months
  • Pay Frequency: Monthly
  • Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed
  • Review of Applications Begins: 10-01-2015
  • Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • Reference letters requested (through online system) 10/22/15 x3
  • Skype interview scheduled - 11/08/15 x2
  • Writing sample requested - 11/21/15 x2
  • Campus visit scheduled - 12/10/15
  • 2/14 Offer made and accepted

University of North Texas: Senior Lecturer of Musicology (3-year) (Deadline: 01 October 2015) FILLED: April Prince, UT Austin 2009, Loyola University New OrleansEdit

  • System Identification Number: 6001111
  • Department: Music History & Theory (N24107)
  • College/School: College of Music http://music.unt.edu
  • Rank/Title: Senior Lecturer (multiple-year)
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Applicants are expected to have considerable experience in non-music major instruction, including large-lecture classes. Experience in distance learning (web-based, blended), and in specialized instructional software development and application is highly desirable. The lecturer will be in charge of broadening the possibilities of non-music major instruction at the UNT College of Music.
  • Teaching introductory Music Appreciation for non-music majors, undergraduate classes in Music as Communication, and on 19th century and 20th century music; management and development of the undergraduate non-music major curriculum; development of web-based music classes for non-music majors. Further assignments may include TA/TF supervision for large-lecture classes, participation on thesis committees, and participation on committees at the levels of the division, college and university.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology, or equivalent degree at time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching. Additional experience in teaching non-Western music and/or popular music is desirable.
  • Area of Specialty: Musicology
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Appointment Basis: 9 Months
  • Pay Frequency: Monthly
  • Non-Tenured Appointment Term: 3 Years
  • Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed
  • Review of Applications Begins: 10-01-2015
  • Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  • Reference letters requested (10/22) x3
  • Additional materials requested (11/8)
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/24)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/7)
  • 6/26 Not sure where the info about this hire came from but it is incorrect.
  • 6/27 thank you for the correction! - Moderator 

University of Oregon: Instructor of Jazz Studies (Deadline: 01 February 2016)Edit

  • POSITION: Instructor of Jazz Studies (Announcement #15468)
  • RANK & SALARY: Non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. Salary commensurate with training and experience. Nine-month, full-time, fixed term renewable appointment.
  • STARTING DATE: September 16, 2016, through June 15, 2017
  • DUTIES: Primary responsibilities for the position will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Jazz Studies. Courses will be assigned from the following areas based upon the expertise and experiences demonstrated by the successful candidate: Jazz Arranging, Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Repertoire, Composition and/or Instrumental Studio Instruction, and Ensemble coaching/direction. The two-term sequence in Jazz History will be a required assignment. In addition he or she will be expected to serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service including the assignment of some jazz program area administrative duties.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in music required; doctorate or equivalent outstanding professional experience preferred. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate high potential for assisting in the recruitment of excellent students in support of sustaining and building our outstanding program. We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute positively to the musical ecosystem of the Oregon Jazz Studies program, serve as a professional role model for students, and work effectively to create a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.
  • MUSIC PROGRAM: The music program has an enrollment of more than 400 music majors and a faculty and staff of 85, plus 70 graduate teaching fellows. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctoral level, including programs in performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology and ethnomusicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is the largest and most comprehensive music and dance program in the Pacific Northwest.
  • PROCEDURE: Interested and qualified candidates must send a single PDF containing (1) a letter of application that describes their abilities to teach in the areas described under duties above (2) a résumé or curriculum vitae, and (3) a representative portfolio of compositions and/or arrangements for small and/or large jazz ensembles. Label the PDF using the applicant’s last name and search no. 15468 as the document title (e.g., Smith_15468.pdf) and e-mail it to musicsearch@uoregon.edu.
  • Applicants must also send either on a separate page of the application PDF links to—or mail a USB flash drive with—(4) recordings of the included composition/arrangement portfolio (see above), (5) a representative recording of recent performances as a soloist in combo and/or large ensemble settings, and (6) a 20- to 30-minute video demonstrating their teaching in a small ensemble or studio setting.
  • In addition, at least three recent letters of recommendation must be sent by the writers directly to the search committee (packets such as Interfolio are acceptable). Reference writers are encouraged to create a PDF with a similar document title (e.g., Smith_15468_letter.pdf) sent to the same e-mail address.
  • USB Flash Drives should be mailed:
Chair, Jazz Studies Search Committee
School of Music and Dance
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1225
  • APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS: To ensure consideration, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

University of Oslo: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Popular Music (Deadline: 15 March 2016) FILLED: Áine Mangaoang, University of Liverpool 2015Edit

  • The Department of Musicology seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in the area of popular music. Areas of specialization need to be clearly identified within the broad field of popular music studies. Applicants must already hold a PhD in popular music, demonstrating theoretical and methodological competence through a combination of textual and contextual perspectives in popular music research. The successful recipient of this post will undertake research at a high international standard, with a publication production outcome commensurate to three years. In addition the candidate will be required to fulfil a range of duties stipulated by the Department of Musicology.
  • The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the relevant research area and contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by the Department of Musicology. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
  • The appointment is for a duration of four years and the position entails a 25% compulsory workload per year of teaching and supervision duties.
  • Requirements: A PhD degree with a specialization in popular music. Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • We offer: salary level 57 - 65 (NOK 483 400 - 560 700, depending on qualifications), a professionally stimulating working environment, attractive welfare arrangements.
  • Submissions: Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format: Application letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of published and unpublished works, Project description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • The short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
  • Request for a Skype interview 15/04 x3
  • Email indicating position had been filled 30/6

University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music Technology (Deadline: 02 May 2016)Edit

  • A position as Associate Professor in Music Technology is jointly available at the Departments of Musicology and Informatics, University of Oslo. The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.
  • The Department of Musicology is one of the largest musicology institutions in Europe with its 30 permanent staff members, 200 bachelor students, 100 master students and 10 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. The staff and students are involved in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on cognitive musicology, popular music studies and music history and aesthetics. The Department houses labs with state-of-the-art motion capture, sound spatialization, and music production facilities, and is internationally known for its research on music and movement, popular music, and musical rhythm.
  • The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of eight departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has over 1100 bachelor students, 450 master students, and over 190 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, with 70 full time scientific staff. The announced position is affiliated to the Robotics and Intelligent Systems research group focusing on adaptive systems research, often including biologically inspired methods and custom built robots and human interfaces.
  • Through the fourMs project (Music, Mind, Motion, Machines), the two Departments have established a close research collaboration which also includes the Department of Psychology. The Departments of Musicology and Informatics now seek to strengthen further the collaboration by appointing an Associate Professor in a joint position specializing in the area of music technology. Music technology includes analytical directions (such as computer-assisted music and motion analysis, foundations of music cognition, signal processing, and music information retrieval) as well as performance and production directions (such as development of computer music systems, new interfaces for musical expression, and musical robotics). We are particularly looking for candidates that can strengthen our Departments in one or more of the following: motion tracking/capture, spatial audio, machine learning, and robotics. Applicants will need to be critically informed and pioneering in their research, with identified specializations in the field, and with a capacity to combine technological and musicological perspectives and methods.
  • The successful recipient of this post will be expected to undertake research at a high international level, participate in teaching, supervision and evaluation of students at all levels, while fulfilling administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the two Departments. As a joint position, the recipient is expected to share his or her working time equally between the two Departments, and initiate joint research projects and courses within both environments.
  • Requirements
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within music technology, musicology, informatics, computer science, or similar
Solid programming skills and knowledge of computer science
Solid music theory skills and knowledge of music perception and cognition
Pedagogical skills and qualifications in leadership and administration, see How to document your pedagogical skills
Potential for project acquisition
Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
Academic qualifications and production, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. A capacity for original and innovative work will be prioritized above quantitative productivity.
A substantial track record of international peer-reviewed publications
Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Departments
Pedagogical qualifications and a capacity to actively engage students
Interest, ability and experience in management and administration
Capability of attracting external funding for research projects
Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects
Experience with collaboration across established academic environments and ability to build international networks
Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
  • In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.
  • Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.
  • The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • We offer
Salary level 60 - 70 (510 100 - 614 700 NOK per year, depending on qualifications)
A professionally stimulating working environment
Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Attractive welfare benefits
The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:
Application letter describing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of published and unpublished works
  • Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
  • Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.
  • Selection procedure: As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).
  • Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.
  • Contacts:
Administrative Head of Department Målfrid Hoaas, Telephone: +47 22844428
Head of Department Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Telephone: +47 22844834


University of Oslo: Associate Professorship in Music History (Deadline: 25 April 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo seeks to appoint an Associate Professor specializing in the field of music history, broadly conceived. We emphasize a critical approach to musicology and cover a wide range of research areas. The recipient of this post will be expected to contribute to and complement the Department's diverse research environment, initiate and conduct research at a high international standard, teach and supervise broadly at all levels, and fulfill administrative duties.
  • Requirements:
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in music history, musicology, or similar.
Specialization in the field of music history, broadly conceived.
Pedagogical skills and qualifications in leadership and administration.
Potential for Project acquisition.
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Qualifications:
Academic qualifications and academic production, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. A capacity for original and innovative work will be prioritized above quantitative productivity.
A track record of international peer-reviewed publications.
Experience with research projects.
Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department.
Pedagogical qualifications and a capacity to actively engage students.
Interest, ability and experience in management and administration.
Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects.
Experience with collaboration across established academic environments and ability to forge international networks.
Skills within communication, popular dissemination and public outreach.
  • Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to "strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication, and innovation."
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • We offer:
Salary level 60 - 68 (510 100 - 591 400 NOK per year, depending on qualifications).
A professionally stimulating working environment.
Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Attractive welfare benefits.
The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage.
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:
Application letter describing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of published and unpublished works
  • Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
  • Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.
  • Selection procedure: As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration). Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.
  • Contacts:
Administrative Head of Department Målfrid Hoaas
Telephone: +47 22844428
Head of Department Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Telephone: +47 22844834

University of Oxford: Associate Professorship or Professorship in Music, in association with a Tutorship and Official Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (Deadline: 28 September 2015) FILLED: Gascia Ouzounian, UCSD 2008, Queen's University BelfastEdit

  • The University of Oxford, in association with Lady Margaret Hall, proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Music with effect from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £44,620 - £59,914 per annum (as at 1 August 2015).
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in music since 1930, with a view to complementing the teaching and research interests of current postholders within the Oxford Faculty of Music. This expertise may embrace a range of interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to music studies, and may be in any musical tradition, including Western art music, popular, folk and world musics, experimental music, and music for film and mass media. Please note that this is not a position for candidates who are primarily composers.
  • The person appointed will provide teaching for the College, in the form of tutorials, on a range of introductory (i.e., first-year) and advanced (i.e., second-year and beyond) subjects for undergraduates, and will deliver lectures/seminars and graduate supervision for the Faculty.
  • Candidates must hold a doctorate in music or a closely related discipline, already awarded at the time of application. The successful candidate will have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Faculty of Music in research and teaching. She or he will have a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research, or the clear promise of such achievement, and will be required to provide a high standard of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervision of research students. The postholder will also be expected to play a full and active role in Faculty and College administration. An interest in interdisciplinary research and a willingness to collaborate with the work of related University departments or institutes is desirable.
  • The postholder will have an office in Lady Margaret Hall and a shared office in the Faculty of Music, Oxford.
  • The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
  • Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the Music Faculty website http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/about/people/vacancies/
  • Applications must be submitted by email to office@music.ox.ac.uk no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 28 September 2015.
  • Invitation to interview on site received on 10/16.
  • Rejection received via email (10/23).
  • offer made and accepted (11/18).

University of Oxford: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford (Deadline: 18 January 2016)Edit

  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites proposals from anyone interested in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Up to two such Fellowships in Music, of three years’ duration will be offered, funded jointly by The Leverhulme Trust and the John Fell Fund of the University of Oxford.
  • Applications in any field of music/musicology are welcome.
  • Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers (defined as having had their doctoral viva no more than five years prior to the closing date, i.e. after 10 March 2011) but with a proven record of research. Applicants should not have held an established academic appointment. The intention is to support the career development of those building an academic career within the UK. The Trust gives priority to applicants who show evidence of mobility during their academic careers to date. The Leverhulme online application deadline for the 2016 competition will be 4pm 10 March 2016.
  • For more information on the scheme, including eligibility, please see The Leverhulme Trust website: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships
  • Expressions of interest should be sent to research@music.ox.ac.uk by noon on Monday 18th January 2016, consisting of one PDF document containing:
a one-page CV including education, publications, any awards, thesis title and examiners;
a two-page draft statement of research (which may use headings similar to those in the Leverhulme scheme’s notes of guidance);
an indication of any additional research expenses that may be needed for the proposed project, such as travel and subsistence.
  • A selection process internal to the Faculty of Music will then determine which proposals go forward to a full application.

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions) (Deadline: 06 July 2016)Edit

  • Postdoctoral Researchers, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (ERC funded)
  • The Faculty of Music proposes to appoint two postdoctoral researchers for a period of 4 years, starting 1st September 2016, to work on a new ERC funded Advanced grant, Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC). The posts will be on a grade 7 (£30,738- £33,574 per annum) and will be based in the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities office (TORCH), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
  • Reporting to the project’s Principal Investigator (PI), Karl Kügle, the post-doctoral researchers will pursue an individual research project within their specific selected sub-project, in collaboration with the project team. They will be expected to collaborate with all members of the team and participate in the preparation of relevant research publications, as well as representing the project at internal and external meetings, contributing ideas and engaging in dissemination.
  • The project seeks to develop a new, post-national and trans-disciplinary method of studying pre-modern cultures; specifically, the focus will be on European courts of the ‘long’ fourteenth century, defined as 1250-1450. The project will consist of systematic collaboration of a team of scholars drawn from relevant disciplines (including but not limited to history, art history, architectural history, modern and classical languages, music) under the leadership of the PI.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD or equivalent and research experience in a relevant discipline for the period 1250-1450. In addition, ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of musicology and medieval studies will be essential, along with high level competencies in at least one other relevant languages.
  • Candidates may apply for any one of the following subprojects:
(1) the effects of gender and lineage on patronage in northwestern Europe;
(2) the courts of ecclesiastic princes in France and southern Europe;
(3) the artistic patronage of the Luxembourgs in Germany and the Czech lands;
(4) the politics of prince-bishop Pilgrim II of Salzburg and the songs of the ‘Monk of Salzburg’.

University of Pittsburgh: Two Professorships in Musicology (Tenure Stream, Open Rank) (Deadline: 15 October 2015)Edit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two faculty positions to begin September 1, 2016, pending budgetary approval. The appointments will be made in the tenure stream at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.
  • Submit applications online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTIy
  • Include:
    • Letter of Application
    • C.V.
    • Three Letters of Reference
  • "We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests include sound studies, media and technology, digital humanities, critical theory, performance studies, cultural studies, queer studies, or other innovative areas of research. We seek scholars whose expertise complements that of the current faculty, and who engage across sub-disciplines. Successful candidates will help set a vision for the graduate program in musicology."
  • The Department of Music offers the Ph.D. in composition/theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and musicology, and the B.A. in music. Graduate students engage with a broad range of histories, methodologies, and analytical techniques and interact across sub-disciplines. The successful applicants will engage with other outstanding departments, the Humanities Center, and programs across the University such as the Cultural Studies Program and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2015.
  • Has anyone heard back from the search committee (beyond confirmation of recieving materials?)
  • Nope. apparently they are still gathering recommendation letters until December.
  • (11/19) Request for additional materials (x4)
  • (12/2) Request for Skype interview
  • (12/10) Irritatingly, received a request from the Department to complete and submit an EEO survey, with no mention of the actual search. Knew it had moved on without me because of this wiki. I respect their need to gather EEO info, but really should not ask failed applicants to complete this, especially since I never recieved any notice from the committee that I was no longer in consideration.
  • (1/14) Any news? I had a phone interview before the holidays, but nothing since. I'm assuming the search has moved on without me, but would be useful to know for sure.
    • (2/5) Still nothing?
    • 2/5 campus visits in late January
    • 2/5 thanks for the update!

University of Rhode Island: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 February 2016) FILLED: Vilde Aaslid, University of Virginia 2014Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University anticipates a full-time, tenure-track position beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year (appointment is effective July 2016).
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 22, 2016. Applications received after the second consideration date (February 22, 2016) may not be given full consideration.
  • Duties and responsibilities of the position: Teach undergraduate and graduate music history and music appreciation courses in western and non-western music as assigned. Conduct research leading to publication in quality refereed journals. Participate in university and professional service and outreach activities. Engage in other duties as assigned depending upon the needs of the music department and the candidate’s expertise.
  • Required Qualifications
1. Hold a doctoral degree in musicology or ethnomusicology at time of appointment;
2. Demonstrated experience teaching at the college or university level.
3. Demonstrated record of scholarly activity;
4. Demonstrated experience in service and outreach;
5. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications.
6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Preferred Qualifications
1. Demonstrated academic record of publications in peer-review journals;
2. Demonstrated music teaching from a global perspective.
  • ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Profile Application as follows:
(#1) Cover letter describing how your qualifications match the position requirements;
(#2) Full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact information (including email addresses) for at least three references;
(#3) “Other Document” A sample of scholarly work (e.g.,published article, unpublished research study ( as one complete file doc), and if desired you may include additional information/documents evidencing ability to teach effectively (e.g. teaching evaluations, syllabi).
  • Additionally: Three letters of recommendation must be either directly mailed or sent electronically to Ann Danis, Search Chair, Department of Music, University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 or anndanis@uri.edu
  • 3/9 Any news? (x2)
  • 3/23, notification of short list (x4)
  • 3/30 Request for campus interview

University of Rochester Humanities Center: Postdoctoral/Junior Faculty Fellowships, Spring 2016 (Deadline: 30 September 2015)Edit

  • External Fellowships
  • We invite applications for our inaugural external fellowships, which will be awarded to two scholars at the postdoctoral or junior faculty level. Applicants may be in any field of humanistic study, including anthropology, art and art history, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy, or religion.
  • Fellows will participate in the bi-weekly Humanities Center seminar and in the Center’s other workshops, conferences, and programs. They are expected to be in residence in Rochester and to play an active role in the Center’s community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Fellows will present the results of their research at least once during their tenure at the Center.
  • The fellowship period is January 13 to April 27, 2016.
  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 and an allowance of $5000 for research and travel related to their project.
  • To apply, please submit
A cover letter
A research proposal of no more than 1000 words
A C.V.
A writing sample
Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Materials may be sent to Prof. Joan Rubin, Interim Director, Humanities Center at joan.rubin@rochester.edu. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.
  • Form email rejection stating that they received 225 applications for one fellowship spot. (11/18)

University of Sheffield: Postdoctoral Research Associate (full-time, 1-year) (Deadline: 18 January 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Research Associate
  • Contract Type: Fixed-term for 12 months
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Salary: Grade 7 (£29,847 per annum)
  • Closing Date: 18th January 2016
  • Summary: The Department of Music is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on a research project, entitled Digital Folk: Digital Media in Folk Arts Participation. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and will consider the ways in which folk arts participants make use of digital resources, tools and networks in order to learn, collaborate, reinterpret traditional material and create new work.
  • You will work alongside the Principal Investigator (Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps) and Co-Investigator (Prof. David Gauntlett – University of Westminster), to carry out the day-to-day running of the project, conduct a range of field- and desk-based research, and contribute to the authoring and dissemination of the project’s findings.
  • You will have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. ethnomusicology; media; cultural studies; digital anthropology), and a proven ability to disseminate research findings to both academic and non-academic audiences. You will play a key role in a leading and cross-disciplinary research team; benefit from opportunities to develop a number of co-authored publications; and develop experience of public-engaging and industry-facing research.
  • For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Naomi Nathan-Thomas on N.Nathan@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0470.
  • For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps on s.keegan-phipps@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0465.
  • This is a very interesting position. But, is the application process spelled out anywhere on these wonderfully informative pages? (12/21)

University of Sheffield: University Teacher in Musicology (1-year) (Deadline: 22 February 2016)Edit

  • Job Reference Number: UOS012734
  • Job Title: University Teacher in Musicology
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term for a period of 12 months
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Salary: Grade 8 £38,896 per annum
  • Closing Date: 22nd February 2016
  • Summary: We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Department of Music as a University Teacher in Musicology. You will contribute to the co-ordination and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will lead undergraduate research skills and practical learning modules in Musicology and Musicianship, and postgraduate modules within the MA Musicology programme. You will also contribute to team taught modules and supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and support undergraduate students through the role of Personal Tutor.
  • We welcome applications from candidates with research experience in any area of Musicology. It is essential that applicants have completed a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in Musicology or a related field, and can demonstrate proven teaching ability, and their potential to enhance the students' learning experience.
  • This is an externally-funded fixed-term post to cover research leave, and will involve some (infrequent) work outside office hours, to support Departmental ensemble/performance and recruitment activity.

University of South Carolina Upstate: Assistant Professor of Commercial Music (tenure-track) (Deadline: OUF) FILLED: Griffin Woodworth, UCLA 2008Edit

  • Tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
  • The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses based on the area of specialization and departmental needs, chosen in consultation with the program coordinator and department chair. The area of specialty is open, but scholars and performers working in the areas of popular musicology, jazz studies or commercial music are especially encouraged to apply. Although the focus of USC Upstate's music program is commercial music, we offer courses in jazz studies and Western Art music. We offer a B.A. in Commercial Music, a Minor in Commercial Music and a Minor in Jazz Studies. Based on the hire's interests and experience, the teaching load may include directing one or more ensembles. The hire will have the option to teach applied lessons (voice, guitar, bass, or piano/keyboards are preferred), but lessons on other instruments would be possible. The ability to teach courses in music business and technology as well as the ability to lead ensembles would be seen as beneficial.
  • USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, such as service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application; and experience with teaching online or hybrid courses. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music or ABD (if completed before August 15, 2016) in music . Experience teaching music courses at the college or university level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Proven record of creative and/or scholarly activity related to commercial music. Experience teaching courses related to commercial music at the college or university level.
  • Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, "Apply for this Posting." Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; click on the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. Additionally, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead, letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.
  • Special Instructions: Send two or three samples of creative or scholarly work (articles, conference papers, recordings, etc.). To submit a recording, please upload a PDF with a link to the file, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc.
  • Mail to: Dr. Benjamin Myers, Chair, Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies, USC Upstate, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, bmyers@uscupstate.edu
  • Request for more materials (11/11) (x2)
  • Invitations for Skype interviews (11/20) (x2)
  • For the past few weeks, the search committee has been checking/calling references. (1/8) (x2)
  • Any news here? (1/17/16)
  • Not yet... (1/18/16)
  • 1/19 Hmmm... either the s.c. has moved on to other candidates or paperwork for campus visits is still processing through HR/admin
  • 2/1 campus visit scheduled
  • 3/15 Offer made and accepted

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Musicology (Deadline: 28 December 2016)Edit

  • Full-time non-tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Musicology with an emphasis on history and aesthetics of electronic dance music and hip-hop. Appointment begins August 2016. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment with potential for renewal.
  • 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.
  • Principal duties will include teaching non-major upper division classes on the history and aesthetics of electronic dance music and hip-hop, as well as other classes for undergraduates or graduates on electronic music, German post-1945 music, and/or music since 1945. The candidate should demonstrate an active profile as an academic researcher and should also demonstrate connections between her/his research and the larger non-academic community. Candidate will also be expected to serve the department and university in faculty meetings, School of Music committees, and University committees.
  • Candidates are asked to provide:
a cover letter
curriculum vitae
three letters of recommendation
Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
  • All application materials are due on December 28, 2015.
  • Minimum Education: Successful candidates must have completed a PhD in music or the humanities, with emphasis in a music-related topic.
  • Minimum Experience: Applicants should have prior experience teaching courses on electronic dance music and hip-hop.
  • Preference will be given to applicants fluent in German and conversant in the history of electronic music as well as experience designing undergraduate classes and organizing panels involving EDM and hip-hop.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Associate Professor, Music (Deadline: 08 February 2016) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Posting Number: FRGV0422
  • Working Title: Associate Professor, Music
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Location: Edinburg, Texas
  • Tenure Status: Tenured
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Scope of Job: Teach various lower and upper division level courses in Music; Engage in research, publication, and grant writing; hold office hours, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and the community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musical Arts from an accredited university.
  • Salary: 49,700
  • Desired Start Date: 02/15/2016
  • Open Date: 01/08/2016
  • Close Date: 02/08/2016
  • Review of Candidates Start Date: 02/08/2016
  • Additional Information: UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Apply online at careers.utrgv.edu or mail a letter of interest referencing the job code, resume, and official transcripts to Alberto Castillo, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539. Note: These positions are security-sensitive and are subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17.
  • 1/23: The "desired start date" is one week after applications are due, and it's a "tenured" "associate professor" position but the only required qualification is having a doctorate and the pay is under $50K per year. What on earth is going on here? (x2)
  • No idea about the start date, but McAllen/Edinburg has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S., so maybe that explains the salary. It's about that same as getting 90k in Boston, 65k in Atlanta, etc. (2/4)
  • From the theory wiki: (3/14) Rejection letter stating that position has been filled

University of the West Indies: Instructor in Indian Music (Deadline: 17 January 2016)Edit

  • Minimum qualification: BA in Indian Music or the equivalent with considerable experience in: Teaching and performing Indian Music; Evaluating students and project management at the tertiary level; Designing, developing and evaluating Indian Music curriculum; Candidate with a MA in Indian Music would be considered an asset.
  • Special Responsibilities: Teaching Musical Arts courses in the Certificate and Degree programmes; Assisting in the development of courses in area of his/her specialization as well as courses related to the disciplines; Supervising student projects; Supervising Certificate and Undergraduate students in performance; Undertaking primary responsibility for one ensemble and assisting with Department concerts.
  • The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of oral and written English is essential.
  • Candidates must also have: The ability to inspire and lead students at tertiary level in the creation of Indian Music performances; A background in Indian Classical Music and Western classical music including singing and the playing of instruments; Demonstration of the ability to adapt, use and create local materials in the practise of Indian Music Leadership skills; Evidence of ability to work within a team and to inspire and mobilise student involvement in projects that relate to the practice of Indian Music.
  • Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu.
  • Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Current Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained here: http://sta.uwi.edu/jobs/docs/1830.pdf
  • In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

University of Utah: Assistant Professor in 20th/21st Century Musicology (Deadline: 11 January 2016) FILLED: Elizabeth Craft, Harvard University 2014Edit

  • DUTIES: Responsibilities include: (1) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars in music of the 20th/21st centuries, and in other specializations of the successful candidate, preferably opera and/or American music; (2) maintaining a record of scholarship and publication that indicates continuing growth and national visibility; (3) supervising senior undergraduate and graduate projects and theses for musicology majors as well as DMA documents; (4) serving on School of Music committees; and (5) performing other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in musicology by the time of appointment; specialization in music of the 20th/21st centuries, preferably opera and/or American music; 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; teaching experience in musicology at the college level; demonstrated experience and effectiveness with instructional technologies.
  • Special Instructions for Candidates: A letter of application, CV (including a list of courses previously and currently taught), academic transcripts, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders) must be submitted electronically via: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/47304. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Candidates must submit their materials online before January 11, 2016 in order to ensure full consideration. Candidates who applied to this position last year but were not selected to interview are encouraged to reapply. 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; state law also requires that the University perform a background check on successful candidates.
  • For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dr. Steve Roens, Search Committee Chair, at s.roens@utah.edu
  • Appointment is subject to available funding. Do not send other materials unless requested.
  • 1/11 The link given for letters of recommendation is that for the application itself. Are other applicants assuming that letter writers will be contacted through the Utah system?
  • Request for writing sample (1/14) (x2)
  • Anything here? (3/22)
  • 3/22 I was a finalist for this position and I was notified a couple of days ago that they offered it to someone else. I don't know any more than that.

University of Vienna: Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology (4 months) (Deadline: 01 December 2015) FILLED: Barbara Alge, University of Vienna 2008, Hochschule für Musik und Theater RostockEdit

  • The Institute of Musicology at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies announces the position of a visiting professor in Ethnomusicology.
  • Duration of Employment: 4 months Expected start date: 01.03.2016 End of employment: 30.06.2016
  • The teaching duties entail 8 hours (= 4 classes) per week on different levels and the courses will be taken from required subjects for the Bachelor and Master Curricula of the department of musicology (specialization in Ethnomusicology). Successful candidates will 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 in a typical ethnomusicological field, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community - experience in academic teaching and the willingness and capability to advise theses and to teach on various levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable - good skills in communication and teamwork within the whole discipline musicology and the Faculty.
  • Applications in English or German should be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean's office of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring1, A-1010 Vienna, dekanat-pkw@univie.ac.at, no later than 01.12.2015 with reference 6216
  • http://musikwissenschaft.univie.ac.at/institut/personalverzeichnis/alge/

University of Washington: Assistant Professor - American Music Studies (Deadline: 01 December 2015) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Search Number : AA14357
  • University of Washington: Assistant Professor—American Music Studies
  • The School of Music at the University of Washington is seeking a versatile, boundary-crossing artist/scholar with broad interests and experience in American music for a full-time (100%, 9-month) tenure-track position, to begin in September 2016. The 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 and “experimental music” composition and performance, as well as in musicological (History, Theory, Ethnomusicology) research in American music; it is anticipated that the new American Music Studies programs will enhance and expand these strengths in many significant and innovative ways. The ideal candidate will be conversant with many styles and genres of American music in both their historical and their contemporary manifestations, and will be able to demonstrate expertise and achievement in at least one of these areas. Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) and/or analogous significant professional experience by the start of the appointment.
  • University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position will offer opportunities for meaningful collaboration with colleagues across the School of Music and beyond. Teaching will include American music courses at 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, which may include scores and recordings, 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, at amerms@uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2015.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-17
  • Just noticed that the listing specifies that the letters should be "sent directly to the Search Committee Chair by the writers." Does anyone know if this means that you can't have them sent from Interfolio?
  • 1/3 Skype interviews have been conducted.
  • 1/14 Campus visits are being scheduled
  • 3/22 Was the position really not filled a second time?
  • 3/26 Yes, it was not. Thank you for not continuing to repost the comment as deleted by the original poster.
    • I'm sorry, but because this information is clearly of interest and value to many people on this wiki (as evidenced by the series of edits), and because it is available elsewhere (see the Theory/Composition wiki, for instance), I'm going to put it back. If someone has a reason why the information should not be here (i.e., you know the information to be false), please feel free to say so. Otherwise, there seems to be plenty of interest in leaving it here. "A candidate was selected by the Search Committee, but more than 50% of Tenured Faculty voted against the hire, resulting in the position being lost." 
    • ^ Posters should be allowed to edit and delete their own comments. Now this is punitive; you are not thinking very clearly.
    • It's one thing to delete one's own updates, and quite another to delete the updates and comments of others.

University of Western Australia: Lecturer / Associate Professor (Music) (Deadline: 04 September 2015)Edit

  • Job no: 494558
  • Work type: full-time
  • Location: Crawley
  • Categories: Arts
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Appointment commencing 7 January 2016
  • Salary range: Level B $90,468 - $107,431 p.a. or
  • Salary range: Level D $133,440 - $147,012 p.a.
  • We are seeking a Musicologist with strong leadership qualities, vision and energy.
  • The successful applicant will have highly developed skills in teaching Harmony, Aural, Ethnomusicology and/or Music History and will be responsible for the development of curriculum and teaching materials in their area, as well as contributing to changes in the degree structures.
  • The appointee is expected to have a demonstrated active research and publication output including performance-based research. As a member of the academic faculty, you are expected to make a contribution to the performance programme as a performer, tutor or director.
  • To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
Doctorate in Music, or equivalent.
International recognition and expertise in either Musicology or Ethnomusicology.
Ability and willingness to develop, co-ordinate and teach units at all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework levels.
Excellence in research and ability to attract research funding and build research collaboration.
Ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Students.
Commitment to pursue the best educational practices and to implement institutional goals.
Ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have the capacity to contribute to the performance programmes of the School and in particular the ability in the teaching and development of instrument programmes. It is an advantage to be fluent in at least one language other than English with the capacity to teach into other areas in the Faculty.
  • Benefits include 17% superannuation, generous leave provisions, and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependents, along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.
  • Closing date: Friday 4 September 2015
  • This position is open to international applications.
  • Advertised: 05 Aug 2015 W. Australia Standard Time
  • Applications close: 04 Sep 2015 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time (N.B. this is September 4, 11:55am Eastern Standard Time)
  • Offer made (12/15)


University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Eastern European Jewish Studies (Deadline: 15 December 2015)Edit

  • The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the Lipton Professorship in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Appointment will be as assistant professor, full-time, tenure-track. Field of research and teaching specialization is open. Scholars working in the social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. We seek applications from literature, history, religion, sociology, anthropology, art history, musicology, gender and women's studies, and other disciplines. The appointee will hold a joint appointment between the Center for Jewish Studies and a relevant department as appropriate. Appointment is to begin in August 2016.
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research and teaching. They are expected to have comfort with inter-disciplinary scholarship in Jewish studies and situate the study of Jews and Judaism within broader, comparative contexts. Fluency in Yiddish is required, and proficiency in the languages of the region of specialization and topic of study is expected.
  • Interested candidates should send paper copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a recent sample of scholarship. Three signed letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to
Judith Sone, Lipton Search in Eastern European Jewish Studies
Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
4223 Mosse Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706.
  • If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract, table of contents and a statement of how the sample fits within the larger project. Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2015.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 10/8.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Musicology Lecturer (Deadline: 23 July 2016)Edit

  • 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.
  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
  • A period of evaluation will be required
  • Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months)

Depending on Qualifications

  • Term: This position will end on MAY 28, 2017.
  • Appointment percent: 33.3% - 33.4%
  • Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 29, 2016
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: JULY 23, 2016
  • HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information to Dr. Benjamin Schultz at assistantdirector@music.wisc.edu.

University of Zurich: Professur für Musikwissenschaft (Deadline: 17 January 2016)Edit

  • An der Universität Zürich ist zum 1. Februar 2018 eine Professur für Musikwissenschaft zu besetzen. Die wiederzubesetzende Professur ist integraler Bestandteil des im Forschungsprofil wesentlich historisch ausgerichteten Faches Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Zürich. Die Stelleninhaberin bzw. der Stelleninhaber soll das Fach Musikwissenschaft in seiner ganzen Breite vertreten, erwartet wird jedoch ein Schwerpunkt in der neueren Musikgeschichte.
  • Vorausgesetzt werden die Habilitation oder gleichwertige Leistungen. Die Universität Zürich strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in Forschung und Lehre sowie in leitenden akademischen Positionen an und bittet deshalb qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen ausdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung. Auskünfte erteilt Prof. Dr. Laurenz Lütteken (luetteken@access.uzh.ch).

Uppsala University: Senior Lecturer in Musicology (Deadline: 29 February 2016)Edit

  • The position to be filled no earlier than 1 August 2016.
  • The Department of Musicology conducts research and education on the music of different time periods and cultures from historical, aesthetic, and cultural studies perspectives. The department has historically had a focus on music history, and music theory and analysis, but we also offer education in e.g. ethnomusicology, world music and popular music.
  • Duties: As Senior Lecturer, the successful applicant will be expected to teach music history at undergraduate level, in addition to other subjects within the field of Musicology, and to conduct original research in his or her area. Teaching duties include course planning, development and administration as well as thesis supervision at undergraduate level. Further responsibilities include keeping abreast of developments within the applicant’s own subject area and in society as a whole that are of relevance for a member of the university’s faculty. The successful applicant must also be prepared to take on a leadership role, for example as Director of undergraduate studies, or as Head of the Department.
  • Eligibility requirements: An applicant is eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer if s/he has completed a doctorate in a relevant field or possesses equivalent academic qualifications, has demonstrated good teaching ability and has the personal capabilities required to carry out the duties of the position well.
  • A condition for the determination that the necessary pedagogical expertise exists is that the applicant has completed relevant tertiary-level teacher training comprising at least ten weeks or has in some other way acquired equivalent proficiency. In special cases, the tertiary-level teacher training may be completed during the first two years of tenure.
  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish and English is required. The successful applicant is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years of taking up the position.
  • Salary: Uppsala University sets employee salaries on an individual basis. Kindly state the salary requested in the application.
  • Please note that the application should be made digitally! Books or other publications in a non-digital form that are referred to should be sent in two copies to: The Office of Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala, SWEDEN. Please mark the package with ref. no. UFV-PA 2016/19.
  • The University’s Appointment Regulations are available at: http://regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/137/137344_anstallningsordning_for_uu.pdf
  • http://www.histfilfak.uu.se/digitalAssets/65/65633_3komplriktlinjeranst201582.pdf
  • Information about the position can be provided by: The Head of Department, Professor Lars Berglund, tel 018-471 1566, Lars.Berglund@msuik.uu.se
  • The closing date for applications is 29 February, 2016.
  • In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Utah Valley University: Assistant Professor - Music Studies (Deadline: 18 May 2016)Edit

  • Job Posting Number: JPF11216
  • UVU Title: Assistant Professor - Music Studies
  • Job Open Date: 04/18/2016
  • Job Close Date: 05/18/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Pay Range: $52,000 - $54,000
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.
  • Summary of Duties: Creates and maintains a productive learning environment for students. Teaches courses in pop music, rock/metal, world music, honors, and interdisciplinary subjects. Develops, delivers, and maintains online, live-interactive, and hybrid courses.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in musicology, and 5 or more years of university teaching experience required. Preferred qualifications include online course development experience, and scholarly publications in rock, pop, or metal.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of the history and development of pop, rock/metal, world, and western art music.
  • Skills: Proven skills as an accomplished teacher. Skills in online course development and delivery.
  • Abilities: Develops curriculum and teach assigned courses. Engage students in learning and performing opportunities on campus and in the community. Communicates (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.
  • On May 25, I received a request for additional materials: two teaching videos (one up to 25 minutes live and the other for use online), three references, a teaching philosophy statement that includes addressing online teaching, and an outline for an online lesson.

Utrecht University: Assistant Professor in Musicology (2 posts) (Deadline: 15 January 2016)Edit

  • Successful candidates will carry out teaching and research in Musicology, and contribute to the internal administration of the Department within a dynamic and challenging professional environment.
Post 1: The successful applicant for post 1 is expected to complement the current teaching and research staff of Utrecht Musicology in the area of Historical Musicology. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the history of music from 1600 to the present day.
Post 2: The successful candidate for post 2 is expected to complement the teaching and research staff of Utrecht Musicology in the area of Historical Musicology with particular expertise in the history of music before 1500.
  • Candidates with the capability to liaise through their research and teaching interests with the department's complementary fields of Media Studies and/or Applied Musicology (post 1), and with the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (post 2) are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: We are looking for candidates with: experience in teaching at both BA and MA levels (required); significant research output (or clear promise thereof), evidence of which include a completed PhD and publications at an internationally recognized level (required); experience with applications for internal and external funding (desirable); experience in university administration, in particular administering a teaching or research programme (desirable); excellent communication skills and evidence of team spirit; Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) according to Dutch university standards (candidates without BKO are expected to acquire this certification within two years of appointment, internal support will be provided); fluency in English at near-native or native-speaker standard in oral and written communication; fluency in Dutch (for non-Dutch speakers: to be obtained within two years of appointment).
  • Offer: The initial appointment, for post 1, will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 3,366 to € 5,236 for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment Agreement) scale 11/ scale 12 for Dutch Universities.
  • The appointment, for post 2, will be on a temporary basis for a period of five years. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 3,366 to € 5,236 for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment Agreement) scale 11/ scale 12 for Dutch Universities. This appointment will include a probation period of two months.
  • Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. For more information visit Working at Utrecht University.
  • For informal inquiries concerning post 1 please contact Professor dr. Emile Wennekes (e.wennekes@uu.nl) and concerning post 2 please contact Professor dr. Karl Kügle (k.kuegle@uu.nl).
  • Applications must include: a letter of motivation (detailing how the candidate fulfils the requirements of the post as described above); a CV including a full list of publications; certified copies of relevant diplomas; evaluations of courses taught within the past five years; names and contact details of three (academic) referees.
  • Please refer to the position (post 1 or post 2) you are applying for and use the application button below to apply. Application deadline: 15 January 2016.

Victoria University of Wellington: Lecturer in Music (3 positions) (Deadline: 30 October 2015) FILLED (Jazz Studies): Dave Wilson, UCLA 2015Edit

  • Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Applications are invited from the areas of jazz studies, music theory and analysis, or musicology for three positions at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music. These are permanent positions and will commence from February 2016.
  • The successful applicants will have completed their PhDs, be capable in the administrative areas encountered in university academic positions, and offer a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and research-led teaching.
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following specialties would also be an advantage: critical approaches to music, film music studies (including composition and sound production), New Zealand musics, and audio recording and production.
  • The successful applicants will be expected to develop new areas of teaching as well as contributing to the core courses in the School. Supervision of postgraduate research will also be expected.
  • Please indicate on your application the area/s of your specialty you are applying for.
  • Further information can be obtained from Marcia McNab, EA to the Director, NZSM, email Marcia.mcnab@vuw.ac.nz or phone +64 04 463 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, Friday 30 October 2015
    • N.B. This is 7am US Eastern time on 29 October.
  • 11/15 invitation for skype interview
  • 12/18 Offer made
    • 1/8 For which position?

Walters State Community College: Instructor of Music, full-time (Deadline: 13 June 2016)Edit

  • The Instructor of Music will be responsible for teaching Music Appreciation and other music classes as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications
A. Master’s degree with eighteen or more graduate semester hours in Music from a regionally accredited institution.
B. Experience in teaching Music Appreciation courses.
C. Experience with online course instruction.
D. Proficiency in vocal/choral education OR instrumental education and the ability ::to teach private instruction.
E. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Full-time teaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics: Teaching competence in music; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Posting Date: 05/13/2016
  • Closing Date: 06/13/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: An unofficial transcript is required; however, if you are unable to attach it online, you may mail it to the following address:
Walters State Community College
Attn: Human Resources
500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy
Morristown, TN 37813
  • Please specify the position for which you are applying.

Washington University: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 11 April 2016) FILLED: Fritz Schenker, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison ABDEdit

  • Washington University announces a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Our postdoctoral program features mentoring from senior faculty, participation in the intellectual life of the department and college, and a teaching expectation of two courses per semester. Anticipated schedule: Fall 2016, Music of the African Diaspora and American Popular Music and Media; Spring 2017, History of Jazz and a course drawing on the candidate’s research profile.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D., earned before the start of the Fall semester 2016.
  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Send, via electronic submission, a letter of interest (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu Review of applications to begin April 11. Questions regarding the search can also be addressed to Kim Daniels.
  • EOE Statement
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.
  • Posted to AMS-L 3/29
  • 4/22 Request for Skype interview
  • 5/2 email rejection

Waubonsee Community College: Humanities Instructor (full-time) (Deadline: 01 January 2016)Edit

  • Requisition Number: 2273
  • Essential Responsibilities: Primary teaching assignment in Humanities. Collaborate with the dean in providing leadership for the Humanities curriculum and program development, student recruitment and retention. Participate in related college and curricular activities. Incorporate learning-centered college principles and concepts.
  • Classes may be offered during daytime, evening and weekend hours and at multiple campus locations.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Humanities, or Master's degree in Liberal Arts with a Humanities core of at least 18 hours, or a Master's degree in any of the following Humanities disciplines: Art, Art History, Music, Musicology, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Western/Eastern Civilization, or English/Literature required. Minimum two years teaching experience required, preferably at the community college or university level. The ability to teach introductory Humanities survey courses that include Art, Music, Literature, Architecture, Philosophy, Theatre, Film and Religion. Candidates must have a global understanding of the humanities and cultural history. An interdisciplinary focus integrating innovative learning strategies and demonstrated ability to enhance the success of diverse student populations is essential. Experience incorporating technology and multimedia applications into the teaching and learning process and interest in all forms of alternative learning are highly desirable.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: A copy of your transcript is required at the time of interview, or you may attach it electronically during the application process.
  • Placement on the salary schedule is dependent on qualifications. Qualifications include education and teaching experience.
  • Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
  • Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document, Transcripts
  • Review of applications will begin January 2016.


Wesleyan University: Artist/Scholar in Jazz and African American Musics (tenured/tenure-track) (Deadline: 15 September 2015)Edit

  • The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative artist/scholar with a primary background in jazz and African American musics. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. This is a full-time, tenure track/tenured position, to begin July 1, 2016. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Duties include teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, directing performance ensembles, advising undergraduate and graduate theses, and administrative duties. The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Applications completed on or before September 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 31 March 2016) FILLED: Kate Galloway, University of Toronto 2010, Memorial University of Newfoundland PostdocEdit

  • POSITION: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified ethnomusicologist in any specialty. This position is a full-time, one-year position beginning in the academic year 2016-17.
  • RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • DUTIES: Teaching undergraduate and graduate seminars; advising undergraduate senior projects and honors theses, and graduate theses; and contributing to departmental administrative committee work. Course load is three courses in the Fall semester, two in the Spring.
  • INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music department range from introductory to graduate level. The program offers a strong undergraduate major, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD and experience working in a college or university environment.
  • Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) work samples, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. Work samples may include audio or video recordings, a dissertation chapter, a published article or review, or any combination that best reflects your creative interests and potential. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
  • 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.
  • Applications completed on or before March 31, 2016 will receive full consideration.
  • Please contact Deb Shore (dshore@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.
  • 3/2 - notice to SEM-L showed the advertisement with 31 March deadline.
  • 4/21 Skype interview scheduled
  • 4/30 Offer made and accepted

West Texas A&M University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Music History (Deadline: 21 March 2016) FILLED: Kimberly Beck Hieb, 2015 University of British ColumbiaEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology/Music History NOV #32-906
  • Job Description: The position primarily includes teaching Music History and Literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels, graduate research methods, graduate research seminar, and other related courses. Additional responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s interests and qualifications, including but not limited to, vocal or instrumental performance, conducting, and music theory. Maintain active program of research and publication. Serve as requested on school, college, and university committees and in leadership positions in community and professional organizations.
  • Necessary Qualifications: Doctorate (PhD or DMA) in Musicology or Music History.
  • The ability to creatively engage students in the classroom and to teach effectively online and in hybrid classes will be expected. The candidate will demonstrate knowledge of musical research and provide evidence of successful publication of research and scholarship. Active participation in professional organizations will also be expected.
  • Preferred Qualifications: At least two years of previous college-level teaching is preferred. Other preferred qualifications will include proficiency on a musical instrument, instruments and/or voice, interest in non-Western music and/or early music.
  • The effective date for this position is August 15, 2016.
  • Submit electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names/addresses/phone numbers of at least three references, and a statement of personal educational philosophy and pedagogical practices. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent, preferably by email, directly from their source or placement bureau and should be requested by the candidate.
  • Please send application materials to:
Dr. Mark Bartley
WTAMU School of Music
Box 60879
Canyon, TX 79016
mbartley@wtamu.edu
806-651-2840
  • For best consideration, applications should be received by March 21. Screening of applications will begin at that time, and will continue until position is filled.
  • 4/22 Any news here?
  • Campus Interviews are being held. (4/23)
  • Offer made and accepted (5/9)

West Virginia University: Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 February 01 June 2016)Edit

  • The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a divisional four year campus of West Virginia University with two locations in Southern West Virginia (Montgomery and Beckley), seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music with the potential for renewal up to three years and beginning in fall 2016.
  • We are seeking an outstanding teacher with scholarly promise to complement the faculty in the Department of History, English & Creative Arts. The primary responsibilities will include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester of freshman-level music courses in the university core curriculum, curriculum assessment, and similar activities. Additional responsibilities include student advising, recruitment, and retention. All college faculty are expected to demonstrate value to the profession and university through creative activity and scholarship. The successful candidate will join a department that works closely with first-year students. The department seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. Participation in faculty service activities, including committee work, is expected. Additional responsibilities will be assigned according to the needs of the department. Successful candidates must be willing to teach at both division campuses in the first year and the Beckley campus in subsequent years.
  • Date of Appointment: August 16, 2016
  • Rank/Salary: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor and salary commensurate with background and experience.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin FebruaryJune 1, 2016.
  • Qualifications: A master’s degree in music is required; terminal degree in music preferred.
  • Experience at the college level and an ability to effectively teach music appreciation, as well as general music courses is required. The successful candidate may also teach music courses of interest depending on student demand. Demonstrated ability to mentor students is also required.
  • Application: Letter of interest; Curriculum vitae; Three (3) professional references with their full contact information; One-page teaching philosophy statement; University transcripts. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Reposted 5/26 with new deadline of June 1. Text of the ad is otherwise unchanged.
  • Request for phone interview (6/9)

Westminster College: Robertson Visiting Professor in British History (Deadline: 06 November 2015)Edit

  • The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 Robertson Visiting Professor in British History Award
  • This award provides a career-development opportunity for an exceptional, British historian to teach at Westminster College, Missouri, a small, selective liberal arts college for one academic year. The modest lecturing requirement will allow time for establishing a collaborative relationship with the US National Churchill Museum and Churchill Institute and for conducting personal research.
  • ‘British Historian’ is inclusively defined: we welcome applications from historians of all time periods, thematic areas, and geographical regions of the British Isles, candidates with a specialisation in British Imperial or Colonial history and historians in interdisciplinary fields, such as art history, music history, or the history of science. The applicant should have at least one year’s experience of teaching undergraduates and can be in the early- or mid-stages of their academic career.
  • The Fulbright-Robertson Award offers the following benefits:
A grant of $52,500, plus travel allowance of up to $10,000
A number of memberships
Sickness and accident benefit coverage
Visa sponsorship
Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July)
Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion
  • Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen (resident anywhere) and hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the time of application, may not apply for an Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
  • Closing Date: 6 November 2015 for complete applications

UPCOMING DEADLINESEdit

  • 06 Aug 2015 - University College Cork: Professor of Creative Practice
  • 04 Sep 2015 - University of Western Australia: Lecturer / Associate Professor (Music)
  • 15 Sep 2015 - Wesleyan University: Artist/Scholar in Jazz and African American Musics
  • 21 Sep 2015 - Australian National University: Professor and Associate Professor of Music
  • 28 Sep 2015 - University of Oxford: Associate Professorship or Professorship in Music
  • 30 Sep 2015 - Australian National University: Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Music (1-year)
  • 30 Sep 2015 - Brigham Young University: Musicology Faculty
  • 30 Sep 2015 - Newcastle University: Teaching Fellow in Traditional and Folk Music
  • 30 Sep 2015 - University of Rochester Humanities Center: Postdoctoral/Junior Faculty Fellowships, Spring 2016
  • 01 Oct 2015 - Bath Spa University: Professor of Music
  • 01 Oct 2015 - University of Amsterdam: Assistant Professor in Cultural Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2015 - University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Music Theory
  • 01 Oct 2015 - University of North Texas: Senior Lecturer of Musicology (3-year)
  • 07 Oct 2015 - Alamance Community College: Music Appreciation Instructor (full-time)
  • 09 Oct 2015 - Tufts University: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Beloit College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Composition/Sound Studies
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Lewis & Clark College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2015 - University of California, Irvine: Assistant Professor in Musicology, tenure-track
  • 15 Oct 2015 - University of Pittsburgh: Two Professorships in Musicology
  • 16 Oct 2015 - Boston University: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 19 Oct 2015 - University of California, Santa Cruz: Associate Professor in Critical and Cultural Theory
  • 20 Oct 2015 - Royal Academy of Music: Lecturer - Undergraduate Studies
  • 22 Oct 2015 - Ohio University Eastern: Adjunct Instructor in Music
  • 23 Oct 2015 - Colby College: Faculty Fellow in Music
  • 23 Oct 2015 - Eastman School of Music: Assistant Professor, Musicology
  • 23 Oct 2015 - Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture
  • 26 Oct 2015 - University of Liverpool: Lecturer in Music (Games)
  • 29 Oct 2015 - Christ's College, University of Cambridge: Junior Research Fellowship
  • 29 Oct 2015 - Victoria University of Wellington: Lecturer in Music (3 positions)
  • 31 Oct 2015 - Konservatorium Wien University: Research Associate (part-time)
  • 01 Nov 2015 - Carnegie Mellon University School of Music: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology/Music History
  • 01 Nov 2015 - South Louisiana Community College: Music Instructor (full-time)
  • 01 Nov 2015 - Southern Virginia University: Music History/Musicology faculty
  • 01 Nov 2015 - Syracuse University: Assistant Professor - Musicology
  • 02 Nov 2015 - Florida Gulf Coast University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music
  • 02 Nov 2015 - University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology, 20th and/or 21st Centuries
  • 02 Nov 2015 - University of Cambridge: Part-time Research Associate on the Online Chopin Variorum Edition Project
  • 02 Nov 2015 - University of Kansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure track
  • 03 Nov 2015 - Queensland Conservatorium: Lecturer, Music Literature
  • 04 Nov 2015 - Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar (2-year)
  • 06 Nov 2015 - Westminster College: Robertson Visiting Professor in British History
  • 09 Nov 2015 - Binghamton University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 10 Nov 2015 - Saint Joseph's University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Spring 2016)
  • 11 Nov 2015 - Metropolitan State University of Denver: Music Department Lecturer (Detroit campus)
  • 12 Nov 2015 - Johns Hopkins University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 15 Nov 2015 - American University of Sharjah: Assistant Professor (or higher rank) of Music
  • 15 Nov 2015 - Brandeis University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2015 - Princeton University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Nov 2015 - University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music Performance Studies
  • 16 Nov 2015 - Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Popular Music
  • 16 Nov 2015 - Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 16 Nov 2015 - California State University-Long Beach: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 16 Nov 2015 - Dickinson College: Assistant Professor of Music (Early Music/Ethnomusicology)
  • 18 Nov 2015 - University at Buffalo: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 2016-Spring 2017)
  • 19 Nov 2015 - Naugatuck Valley Community College: Music Faculty, open rank (tenure-track)
  • 27 Nov 2015 - Muhlenberg College: Assistant Professor, Music
  • 30 Nov 2015 - Bangor University: Part-time Lecturer in Music (Spring 2016)
  • 30 Nov 2015 - Berklee College of Music: Part-time Faculty, Liberal Arts (Music of the African Diaspora)
  • 30 Nov 2015 - Soochow University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2015 - Dixie State University: Music - General Studies and Music Technology (tenure-track)
  • 01 Dec 2015 - McGill University: SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music Information Retrieval
  • 01 Dec 2015 - McGill University: SIMSSA Project - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Optical Music Recognition
  • 01 Dec 2015 - Millikin University: Assistant Professor - Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2015 - New York University/Clive Davis Institute - Assistant Professor of Arts in Music Business
  • 01 Dec 2015 - State University of New York at Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 01 Dec 2015 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Professional Assistant Professor, Music (Core Instruction)
  • 01 Dec 2015 - University of California, San Diego: Assistant Professor in Sound Studies
  • 01 Dec 2015 - University of Maryland, College Park: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2015 - University of Miami: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology or Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2015 - University of Vienna: Visiting Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2015 - University of Washington: Assistant Professor - American Music Studies
  • 03 Dec 2015 - San Bernardino Valley College: Music Instructor (full-time, tenure-track)
  • 04 Dec 2015 - Regis University: Assistant Professor - Music
  • 04 Dec 2015 - University of Cologne, Institute of Musicology: Junior Professor of Sound Studies
  • 10 Dec 2015 - University of Arkansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 11 Dec 2015 - University of Hawaii: Assistant/Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies
  • 14 Dec 2015 - University of Cambridge: Senior University Lecturer in Wagner, Liszt and the Cultural History of Technology
  • 15 Dec 2015 - Boston College: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Dec 2015 - Bowdoin College: Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Dec 2015 - New York University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music
  • 15 Dec 2015 - University College Cork: Permanent Lecturer in Musicology (Performance Studies)
  • 15 Dec 2015 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Eastern European Jewish Studies
  • 20 Dec 2015 - Lebanese American University: Instructor, Music
  • 21 Dec 2015 - Seton Hall University: Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology
  • 21 Dec 2015 - University of Bristol: Lecturer in Music (Musicology)
  • 21 Dec 2015 - University of California, Riverside: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Global Arts (4 positions)
  • 28 Dec 2015 - University of Southern California: Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Musicology
  • 31 Dec 2015 - Hong Kong Baptist University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Jan 2016 - Hampden-Sydney College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Jan 2016 - Waubonsee Community College: Humanities Instructor (full-time)
  • 04 Jan 2016 - Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology
  • 04 Jan 2016 - Mount Saint Mary's University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 04 Jan 2016 - Rhodes University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Ethnomusicology (extended deadline)
  • 04 Jan 2016 - University of California, Riverside: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Indigenous Studies (4 positions)
  • 07 Jan 2016 - University of Hildesheim: Research Assistant for the Center for World Music
  • 08 Jan 2016 - Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis: 2016-2017 CCA Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 08 Jan 2016 - Southhampton Solent University: Associate Lecturer in Popular Music Studies
  • 11 Jan 2016 - University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 11 Jan 2016 - University of Utah: Assistant Professor in 20th/21st Century Musicology
  • 14 Jan 2016 - Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: W2 Professorship Ethnomusicology
  • 14 Jan 2016 - University of Bristol: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ethnomusicology
  • 14 Jan 2016 - University of Chicago: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music: Ethnomusicology/Musical Anthropology
  • 15 Jan 2016 - Tallahassee Community College: Humanities Music Assistant Professor
  • 15 Jan 2016 - Portland State University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Jan 2016 - University of Bonn: W3-Professur für Musikwissenschaft
  • 15 Jan 2016 - University of Colorado Boulder: Instructors (2) - Herbst Program of Humanities
  • 15 Jan 2016 - Utrecht University: Assistant Professor in Musicology (2 posts)
  • 17 Jan 2016 - University of the West Indies: Instructor in Indian Music
  • 17 Jan 2016 - University of Zurich: Professur für Musikwissenschaft
  • 18 Jan 2016 - University of Oxford: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at the Faculty of Music
  • 18 Jan 2016 - University of Sheffield: Postdoctoral Research Associate (full-time, 1-year)
  • 19 Jan 2016 - Cardiff University: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 19 Jan 2016 - Columbia University: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships (2-year)
  • 19 Jan 2016 - University of Akron: College Lecturer of Music History
  • 20 Jan 2016 - Guttman Community College (CUNY): Assistant Professor - Arts and Humanities
  • 29 Jan 2016 - California State Polytechnic University - Pomona: Assistant Professor in Music Industry Studies/Technology
  • 31 Jan 2016 - Evergreen Valley College: Instructor, Music (full-time)
  • 31 Jan 2016 - University of Music and Performing Arts Graz: Junior Researcher (part-time)
  • 01 Feb 2016 - Chinese University of Hong Kong: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (extended deadline)
  • 01 Feb 2016 - College of St. Benedict/St. John's University: Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music (1-year)
  • 01 Feb 2016 - Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Music Department
  • 01 Feb 2016 - Queen's University: Queen's National Scholar in Music Theatre and Opera (Assistant/Associate Professor)
  • 01 Feb 2016 - University of Oregon: Instructor of Jazz Studies
  • 01 Feb 2016 - University of Rhode Island: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 04 Feb 2016 - Arizona State University: Honors / Open Field / Open Rank
  • 08 Feb 2016 - Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Associate or Full Professor of Music, Early Music Department
  • 08 Feb 2016 - University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Associate Professor, Music
  • 14 Feb 2016 - Tulane University: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 15 Feb 2016 - Bates College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Feb 2016 - Notre Dame University Louaize: Assistant Professor in Music, Musicology, and Jazz Music
  • 19 Feb 2016 - Mount San Antonio College: Professor of Music (2 vacancies)
  • 22 Feb 2016 - Colgate University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (1-year)
  • 22 Feb 2016 - University of Sheffield: University Teacher in Musicology (1-year)
  • 23 Feb 2016 - Durham University: Post Doctoral Research Associate (full-time, 2-years)
  • 26 Feb 2016 - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 29 Feb 2016 - Ohio University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology
  • 29 Feb 2016 - Princeton University: African Humanities Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 29 Feb 2016 - Uppsala University: Senior Lecturer in Musicology
  • 04 Mar 2016 - Los Angeles Mission College: Music Instructor
  • 14 Mar 2016 - University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s)
  • 15 Mar 2016 - Grinnell College: Ethnomusicology (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, 1-year) (extended deadline)
  • 15 Mar 2016 - University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Mar 2016 - University of Oslo: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Popular Music
  • 18 Mar 2016 - Carleton College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 18 Mar 2016 - Hong Kong Institute of Education: Assistant Professor, Musical Arts (Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 21 Mar 2016 - Palomar College: Assistant Professor, Music
  • 21 Mar 2016 - West Texas A&M University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Music History
  • 28 Mar 2016 - University of Huddersfield: Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music
  • 31 Mar 2016 - Linnaeus University: Postdoc fellowship in Intermedial and multimodal studies
  • 31 Mar 2016 - Mount Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 31 Mar 2016 - Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Apr 2016 - University of Cambridge: Professorship in Music
  • 11 Apr 2016 - Washington University: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 12 Apr 2016 - Deutches Museum: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Musicology
  • 15 Apr 2016 - Imperial Valley College: Music Assistant Professor
  • 15 Apr 2016 - Tufts University: Lecturer in Musicology
  • 15 Apr 2016 - Tufts University: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 17 Apr 2016 - University of Glasgow: Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Popular Music Studies
  • 18 Apr 2016 - University of Illinois: Instructors/Lecturers in Musicology
  • 24 Apr 2016 - University of Groningen: Lecturer in Popular Music
  • 25 Apr 2016 - University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music History
  • 28 Apr 2016 - University of Manchester: Lecturer in Music (3-years)
  • 01 May 2016 - Butler University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 May 2016 - Suzhou University of Science and Technology: Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 02 May 2016 - University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music Technology
  • 05 May 2016 - College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music - Ethnomusicology
  • 11 May 2016 - Medgar Evers College: Adjunct Faculty Open Rank (Music History)
  • 11 May 2016 - Newcastle University: Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 15 May 2016 - Springfield College: Instructor of General Music
  • 18 May 2016 - Liverpool Hope University: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Musicology
  • 18 May 2016 - Utah Valley University: Assistant Professor - Music Studies
  • 23 May 2016 - Sheridan College: Instructor of Music and Director of Arts Outreach and Academic Support
  • 24 May 2016 - University of Arkansas: Instructor of Music (1-year)
  • 27 May 2016 - University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Music (20th/21st Century Musical Studies
  • 27 May 2016 - University of Limerick: Lecturer below the bar in Ritual Chant & Song
  • 30 May 2016 - Saint Joseph's University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Jun 2016 - West Virginia University: Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (extended deadline)
  • 05 Jun 2016 - Northeastern University: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 05 Jun 2016 - Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Musicology): Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 12 Jun 2016 - Durham University: Teaching Fellow
  • 13 Jun 2016 - Queen's University Belfast: Lecturer in Music
  • 13 Jun 2016 - Walters State Community College: Instructor of Music
  • 15 Jun 2016 - Université libre de Bruxelles: Post-doctoral Research Assistant
  • 15 Jun 2016 - University of Liege: Post-doctoral Research Assistant
  • 17 Jun 2016 - Queensland Conservatorium: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music Literature and Research
  • 20 Jun 2016 - Indiana University-South Bend: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Technology/Musicology)
  • 22 Jun 2016 - King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Musicology (full-time, 3 years)
  • 01 Jul 2016 - University of Leuven: Postdoctoral Position in Musicology
  • 06 Jul 2016 - University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions)
  • 08 Jul 2016 - East Los Angeles College: Music Instructor (extended deadline)
  • 09 Jul 2016 - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Part-time Lecturer
  • 18 Jul 2016 - City University London: Lecturer in Music
  • 20 Jul 2016 - King's College London: Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • 23 Jul 2016 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Musicology Lecturer
  • 05 Aug 2016 - Bowling Green State University: Instructor in Ethnomusicology
  • 14 Aug 2016 - University of Bristol: Teaching Fellow in Musicology
  • 22 Aug 2016 - University of California, Santa Barbara: Lecturer of Persian/Iranian Music
  • 05 Sep 2016 - Guildhall School of Music: Barbican-Guildhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Open until filled - AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Los Angeles: World Music Instructor
  • Open until filled - Ball State University: Assistant Professor of Music, Vocal Coach and Online Music History
  • Open until filled - Briercrest College and Seminary: Full-time Faculty - Music
  • Open until filled - Centura College: Music History Instructor
  • Open until filled - Claflin University: Music History/Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - East Tennessee State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies
  • Open until filled - Elgin Community College: Instructor of Music
  • Open until filled - Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor - Humanities/Music
  • Open until filled - Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor - Humanities/Music/One Year Temporary
  • Open until filled - Full Sail University: Associate Course Director - Music History I
  • Open until filled - Gannon University: Visiting Professor, Fine Arts (Music)
  • Open until filled - Grace College and Seminary: Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship Arts (new deadline)
  • Open until filled - George Fox University: Adjunct Instructor(s) of Music History
  • Open until filled - Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies
  • Open until filled - Illinois State University: Instructional Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - Lone Star College-Kingwood: Full-time Faculty, Music
  • Open until filled - Mercer County Community College: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Moravian College: Adjunct Instructor of Music History
  • Open until filled - Naropa University: Adjunct Faculty
  • Open until filled - Ningbo University: Faculty Position in Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - Northwestern College: Choral Music and Music History Faculty
  • Open until filled - Oklahoma City University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (one-year)
  • Open until filled - Saint John's University: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music
  • Open until filled - Saint Norbert College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (1-year)
  • Open until filled - Singapore University of Technology and Design: Faculty Members in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Open until filled - Stephen F Austin State University: Lecturer in Bassoon and Music History
  • Open until filled - Temple College: Division Director, Fine Arts
  • Open until filled - Temple University: Full-time appointment in Music History
  • Open until filled - Texas A&M University-San Antonio: Lecturer, Music/Music Appreciation
  • Open until filled - University at Buffalo: Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2016-Spring 2018)
  • Open until filled - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: Chair, Department of Music
  • Open until filled - University of Central Oklahoma: Music, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Lecturer (1-year)
  • Open until filled - University of Colorado Denver: Assistant Professor in Music History / Musicology / Contemporary World Music
  • Open until filled - University of Houston: Adjunct Instructor
  • Open until filled - University of Mary Hardin Baylor: Assistant / Associate Professor - Church Music
  • Open until filled - University of South Carolina Upstate - Assistant Professor in Commercial Music

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

  • 10/16 Just a note of interest, a year ago (Oct 16, 2014), there were 47 jobs posted. This year there are 67 so far.
    • I'm sorry, respectfully, counting posts like "fall semester adjunct" and "adjunct lecturer pool" as "jobs" is misleading.
  • But the VAST majority of the jobs this year are for musicologists, not ethnomusicologists. The market for ethnomusicologists this year is worse than it's been in years.
  • 11/13: Question - what resources do you all use to hunt for job postings? I check the wiki with some frequency, as well as the Chronicle of Higher Ed and AMS-L; occasionally postings appear here that do not come up on Vitae and AMS-L.
  • Answer: I use Vitae and use/have used these others: CMS's Music Vacancy List, though it's paid (http://www.music.org); Media Match (http://www.media-match.com/usa/music/); Academic Keys (http://www.academickeys.com); Simply Hired (http://www.simplyhired.com); Higher Ed Jobs (https://www.higheredjobs.com); Indeed (http://www.indeed.com); There is some overlap between them, but very often, the jobs are unique to each service. It pays to scour each closely.
  • In addition to the above I also check Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, www.hercjobs.org; Inside Higher Ed Careers, careers.insidehighered.com, and http://www.jobs.ac.uk for UK jobs. Unfortunately there is no one place where they all show up (although I am trying to make the wiki fill that role!).
    • I have noticed your diligence; it is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the suggestions!
  • 100 jobs as of November 19; last year the wiki didn't reach 100 jobs until February 11.
  • But again, hardly any in ethnomusicology. Many schools seem to want a historian who can also do world music and/or pop music. (As if these are side gigs that don't require actual experts to teach them.)
  • The reality is that many (most?) departments do not have the financial nor practical luxuries of hiring someone who can only do/teach one thing. Whenever my undergraduate students express to me that they're interested in pursuing musicology/ethno grad degrees, one of the first things things I tell them is that they need to be putting eggs in several different baskets, and quickly. This means not just embracing different (ethno)musicological subject areas, but also diffrerent disciplinary areas - piano, vocal, ensemble directing, theory, etc. That way they have both attractive, diversified skills and viable contingency options. This really hits home when you yourself are on a search committee and see both who applies and who gets picked.
    • Maybe I have this wrong, but I don't think that the complaint about there being so few ethno jobs was also a complaint about jobs requiring multiple specialties. (We've pretty much all had to accept that we need to be versatile.) It seems that all those job listings that are requiring people with multiple skill sets are framing the job title firstly as "musicology" and not "ethnomusicology." There's a very big difference, for instance, in a job ad that wants a musicologist specialising post-1750 who can also teach world music, compared with a job for an ethnomusicologist specializing in Africa who can also teach post-1750 Western music history. There are plenty of ethnomusicologists who are able to teach in the historical musicology sequences, too, but we only ever seem to see jobs for historical musicologists who can also teach the ethno courses.
      • I'm sorry. I took the following statement wrong: "Many schools seem to want a historian who can also do world music and/or pop music. (As if these are side gigs that don't require actual experts to teach them.)" My bad.
      • I'm adding this again because (ironically) my previous attempt to respond was apparently deleted or overwritten: I'd take that statement for exactly what it suggests: that the job listings imply that there's no expertise needed to teach world music or pop music. Which the ads do imply by almost always making historical musicology the core field (for which expertise is assumed) and ethno/pop as the "additional" areas of teaching. Yes, there are cases where a department really does need a historical musicologist—but if the issue is really about covering courses, it's faulty to assume that a historical musicologist can do any better with the ethno courses than an ethnomusicologist can do with the historical courses.
        • ​I really don't take the ads that way at all, though. Like I suggest below, I think most places are looking to get the most value in their hire. When they can hire only one full-time person to teach an array of courses, they're going to look for the person whose credentials most overlap with their curricular and other needs. And most of the time, Western/historical subjects dominate those needs in American music departments. To suppose that these departments are somehow claiming that ethno or any other courses require less expertise, simply because these areas are secondary practical concerns for them, is going too far I think.
        • You can think whatever you want. But for many of us who consider ourselves ethnomusiciologists, we feel our expertise and labor are being devalued by departments that are shifting those teaching responsibilities to people with other areas of expertise (i.e., historical musicology). In one sense this is obviously a problem of a contraction (or at least a big shift) in the sorts of academic jobs that are available at all. But it sucks for ethnos that within that context, music departments seem to be running back to that old assumption that everything that they actually need can be done by historical musicologists, and that having an ethnomusicologist is a luxury that they can't really afford.
        • To the extent that this is true, it is just one degree in a larger pattern. Some departments think that having an historical musicologist is a luxury they can't afford, and they assign history and appreciation courses to piano teachers or choral conductors etc. who once minored in musicology or had some other experience with it (or maybe even no significant experience at all). I myself was once in this position as an historical musicology adjunct who was let go. It was difficult at the time, but my department had little choice during the economic downturn, when funds and enrollment were low. It was not 100% ideal for them by any means, but they did the best they could within very real limitations. And that's all that most of these departments are probably trying to do. They prioitize in their hires, and not necessarily by choice/principle. I'm sure just about any department chair would think it great to have BOTH ethno and historical experts affordably on hand to teach their respective areas, but this is just not feasible in many places. While we think about ourselves and our disciplines, and rightly so, they have to think about their students, their curriculums, their budgets, and the hard decisions before them. We shouldn't assume the worst of them, simply because what we do may not be on the top (nor even in the middle) of their priority lists. (By the way, many departments hire oboe teachers to teach both oboe and bassoon, or "low brass" professors to teach trombone/euphonium/tuba but who specialize in only one of them, or clarinet players to teach both clarinet and saxophone. The list goes on a long way. We're hardly the only ones to deal with this, and I think we need to recognize that the vast majority of department committees and chairs know that this is all far from optimal and would change it if they could.)
        • With all due respect, are we simply supposed to accept that there's nothing that can be done about a situation we recognize is not optimal? If you're in such a position—department chair, search committee chair, etc.—you have an opportunity, however local and small-scale, to attempt to shape your search or department in a more optimal way. You might fail in your effort, of course, because you are not the only force at work. But if we all just accept that this is the way things are and will always be—that there factually is just a more fundamental need for historical musicologists than others—then I'm really not sure why we're here at all. This seems to me worse than shuffling chairs on the Titanic; it's deciding (or at least affirming a decision about) who drowns and who lives.
        • New person here (12-31-15) pointing out that music departments may have skewed ideas about what is optimal. Studio choices usually outweigh academic, despite the fact that most of us work in UNIversities and not conservatories. There are many places out there in which hiring a studio person with the 'right' instrument but only a master's degree outweighs hiring a musicologist or ethnomusicologist with a Ph.D. Last year my dept cut academic positions and an academic graduate program with 22 students, replacing the cut professors with adjuncts who could cover more studio options. Note that that university does not even have a performance program, but does have some significant attrition problems. I exited and found myself teaching at a wonderful private liberal arts university and, for the first time ever, not in a music department. I only know a small handful of ethno/musicologists who are employed outside of music, and my experience echoes what I have heard from them; everyplace else is better than a music department! More collegial, more academic in focus, more interested in education than recruiting ill-suited students, and no gossip whatsoever. I digress, but we will continue to reshuffle the deckchairs on the Titanic as long as we are on that particular ship. If music departments want to survive the coming changes in higher education they need to make some significant changes. (x1)
          • Yes, to all of what this person said. At least, it definitely applies to where I teach, where the performance faculty mostly control department decisions. They're the ones who believe that an ethnomusicologist couldn't teach music history or music theory, but someone how that the clarinet professor is perfectly qualified to teach "world music," that graduate students in band conducting can teach a western music history class with no problems, and that the flute professor is capable of teaching a graduate course in twentieth-century music history. I repeatedly tell members of the department that we need an ethnomusicologist, and I find myself allied with the music theorist, who even though we approach the study of music really differently, also argues for high academic standards and appropriate qualifications re: instructors in terms of academic classes. The bias that one reads in job ads re: popular music and ethnomusicology rarely come from musicologists or theorists, but rather from the surprisingly large gulf that can separate academic faculty and performance faculty within a music department.
        • I should have used the word "optimal" more carefully, because it is highly relative and context-dependent. In the largest sense, it would be "optimal" if everyone who sought the jobs they want got them. That's never going to happen in the real world of constraints, risks, and disappointments. As I said, most search committees and chairs would find it "optimal" to be able to hire specialists to teach all of the areas their curriculums cover...or even enlarge their curriculums to include more areas of speciality that could be covered by corresponding "experts" (however you want to define this term). But what about when one discipline's interests (assuming for the moment that they're monolithic) conflict with another's, or when an optimal situation on the one hand is not optimal situation on the other...and you are one of those tasked with making a hard choice? You'll run across these things in committee work constantly. Should the bassoonist ask why she "is even here at all" when a search committee settles upon an oboist to teach the double-reed students? Or when a bassonist gets hired to help an oboist teach double-reed students, and another oboist applying for the position gets turned down? It's a mistake to suggest that because what we do/offer is not necessarily always the most essential thing, there's no point in doing it. We're all here because we see value in what we do, and others do as well (or there would be NO jobs). Hopefully, we also carefully weighed the risks of enrolling in (ethno)musicology grad programs and seeking employment in our fields. (I wouldn't compare embarking upon this kind of career to being aboard the Titanic, neither. Despite what transpired, booking passage on the Titanic was a much safer bet.) I'm no department nor division chair - I'm just another faculty member who has been through the job-search process and has now seen some things from the other side.
      • But it makes sense that there are more positions for historians who can also teach ethno courses. More departments offer more historical- rather than ethno-oriented courses and curriculums. Hiring an ethnomusicologist who can also teach history courses is not as practical for departments that need a person to teach their Western music history sequence, Western-oriented music appreciation courses, Western music literature courses, Western period-specific courses, and maybe one or two ethno or world music courses. This hire might be teaching a 1-1 at most in his/her main area of expertise, which is not cost-effective. It makes much more sense for many departments to hire a historian specializing in the same musical traditions commonly practiced by the majority of their applied studios and ensembles (and reflected most in their core curriculums), and who can also teach ethno courses. I'm not saying that things should or shouldn't be this way, I'm just recognizing what is.
      • I won't deny that there is a serious deny double-standard involved. Hiring committees tend to assume that somebody who specializes in the Western art music tradition can, of course, teach popular music, film music, jazz, ethno, etc. courses. But there's always a doubt as to whether the specialists in those other areas can teach the Western art music tradition well enough. I'm a specialist in one of those areas myself and, a few years ago when the institution I was at was doing a theory search, I was troubled to find myself asking whether a particular pop music specialist who got an on-campus interview could effectively teach the elementary theory courses, counterpoint, and so on. It's not fair, but I think it's a result of how the curricula and positions are defined. As far as the ethno postings specifically? SEM has half as many members as AMS; every school that I've been involved with as a student or faculty member has had a majority of the musicology faculty lines defined in terms of the undergraduate music history sequence, which at best has accounted for 1 of 4 semesters (and usually less than that). If you want to pursue an academic career in ethno, I think you have recognize the reality of how institutions and curricula are currently organized. In addition, changes in the wording of the NASM Handbook over the past ten years have softened the emphasis on world music as a mandatory part of the curriculum, which will not help the cause of ethnomusicologists. There will always (at least as far as I can predict) be more historical-focused jobs than ethno-focused jobs. (One year out of the past nine being a surprising exception.) But as somebody mentioned above, for ethnomusicologists, even more than historical musicologists, the name of the game is versatility in teaching, research, and career options (because let's face it, there are a lot more museum jobs, to name one possibility, for ethnomusicologists than music historians).
      • I have been participating in the job market for longer than I'd care to admit, and this is far from a new problem. I'd even say that jobs for "popular music/world music" generally mean someone who researches English-language popular music styles but can also teach a world music survey (assuming that the rest of the world's popular music doesn't count). Clearly, this is a problem. But I'd say that many people smaller departments working in completely other fields don't really know what's going on in popular music studies and ethnomusicology and, worse, many PhD programs aren't properly preparing us for the huge range of skills that many cash-strapped departments are now seeking (even top departments at major research univeristies are reducing in size). There's a double standard out there that assumes ethnomusicologists and pop music specialists can't teach within the core requirements of music history and theory UNLESS said scholars show that they can. I had a visiting post at an extremely small department, and I managed to pursuade them to let me teach music history courses well outside my area of expertise. This led to further work the following year at neighboring institutions on a range of music topics. It can be done.
      • Hi - I'm butting in here (I've not posed anything on this thread yet) since I saw someone bring up NASM. The handbook pretty much says that music majors need to have World Music - so that usually means one class - the wording on "regular" music history combined with state licensing exams for music ed majors implies multiple courses. So one reason you see fewer ethno jobs is because there is an inherit/implied ratio in the requirements of states and accrediting bodies. The same is at least, if not more, true for non-musicological graduate students (mus ed., performance). I think there is a second issue you might be ignoring: demographics. For a solid decade or two in the late 90s and 00s there were, at least percentage-wise, more ethno jobs relative to "regular" history jobs. Or at least that was my impression living through it. So I think there was a bubble of sorts, where departments who could afford more than one musicologist opted for the second as ethno because of the NASM and state changes in emphasis (they saw the need for an ethno person b/c of the "trend" and new requirements). Now those institutions have their ethno line already, and so the new lines for ethno aren't being created at the same pace. At the same time there was a boom in the number of ethno grads, many of whom are not even near retirement yet - they were a first generation of sorts, so won't retire until, say, the 2020s or later. So there is a natural levelling of the market going on here. Basically the ethno job market has been developed and reached maturity. Just my humble opinion, and I've got no reason to be biased since I'm not on the market for anything nowadays other than writing NASM accreditation documents!
  • I would like to make a suggestion about the formatting/sections of the wiki. I personally find the results counter to be enormously depressing - for exactly the reasons you are imagining. I also have difficulty understanding how the information there is helpful to anyone. For one thing, I can't understand how anyone would need to know how anonymous people are doing in their job searches. But in addition to that, so few people update it that the information must be hopelessly innacurate. Other job wikis, such as English Literature and Art History, don't have the corresponding section. In fact, I've never seen a results section anywhere else. Might we consider, as a group, deleting it?
    • Hi, I'm one of the wiki admins and can lend some perspective. The Results Counter is relatively new, wiki-wise, and I think someone opted to add it a few years well after the Wiki Counter appeared. In general, adding sections or categories to the wiki has rarely been controversial - they are in effect passive decisions and you'd have to look through previous wikis to find when Results Counter first appeared. (Deletion is far more controversial, IMO.) To be generous, I think it's there to give the rest of us a snapshot of whether or not a handful of people are getting the lion's share of the bites / interviews. It's better to have numbers here than to simply rely on rumors. Further, since our academic societies had not been collecting these data in a systematic way, this was all that we had. But as you point out, there's a fundamental problem that biases for those who participate in the wiki, and we can't even tell if it's a representative sample. If the majority of active job seekers are barely using the wiki and no one is filling it out, it isn't doing much good. Personally, I'd rather not have it here and I'm sure that it doesn't need to be there in the future. The negative feelings about this wiki are valid. This is the time of year when the wiki becomes a depressing and draining place; everyone who is on the market starts to see the fruits of their labor, and the odds are not in our favor, so to speak. For the sanity of everyone on the job market, I'd vote in favor of removing it.
    • Just to register my opinion: I'm in favor of keeping the results counter. I recognize the difficulties (both statistically and emotionally) of having that on here. However, since this information is not available in any other form that I know of, I think that some data is better than none.
    • I'm the other admin this year. I don't have a strong opinion either way but if the consensus is that we are better off without it, I would prefer to leave it for this year and then remove it when next year's wiki is started. Thankfully, more people are editing the wiki this year than the numbers on the counter would suggest, but that does mean that the data from the counter is unrepresentative and nearly useless, at least for the current year. --5120j
    • I don't have an opinion one way or the other about keeping/deleting the section, but I do wonder if it might be less depressing if those of us without good news also used it. It's the end of January and I have nothing positive to report. That's discouraging, of course, and that empty "I have not had any bites" section doesn't make me feel any less panicky. Anyone want to join me in a chorus of haven't had a bite?
    • I'm in favor of getting rid of it. What do we really gain by knowing if an individual is getting a lot of bites? Assurance that luck is real? The most useful item, as I see it, is the question about ABD applicants in TT faculty searches. Cross-year comparisons might give us an idea of how backlogged the market is. But either way, we shouldn't delude ourselves into thinking there is a magic bullet or formula. (I do, however, appreciate the move toward solidarity made by the poster above. There is absolutely no shame in rejection, though it certainly can be deflating.)
    • I also think we should leave it off of next year's wiki. Less is more. More clarity, less c(h)attiness.
  • 2/16 Might we also get rid of the section at the top that lists who got what job and where they got their PhD and their most recent position? No other discipline's wiki does this as it's unnecessary. My sense is that on our wiki it is more about pride and less about the circulation of helpful info. (Remember that "drumroll please" a year or few ago? #puerile) If one is really curious about who took a job, one will know sooner than later and/or could easily find out. Several disciplines' wikis note each search's status (additional materials, preliminary interviews, campus interviews, offer made, offer accepted) in the job's heading text. Many wikis do not bother including all of the job information (which one should always find in an official posting arrived at by clicking on the hyperlink): the wiki provides information only about a search's progress and there is no chance of someone incorrectly copying information from a job posting. Notes, when absolutely necessary and helpful to others, could of course be added. Admin could be responsible for cleaning up unnecessary text. Such a format creates a page that is easier to read. It also eliminates the need to scroll for an hour before getting to information about, for example, University of [X], Vanderbilt, Yale, Xavier, or Zane State. [There is no ctrl+F on my mobile device.] This would also create less space for bad affect and unnecessary venting. I would prefer a wiki that is more like an information kiosk and less like a stage.
  • 2/16 (2) - I'd say keep the doctoral institution listed with who got the job. It is a useful tool for students out there trying to figure out which program is placing graduates in jobs. AMS doesn't really keep good tabs on it, and while the wiki isn't necessarily comprehensive, it is the best we have for seeing which Ph.D. programs are putting people in jobs.
  • 2/16 (3) I agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment. Even with its difficulties (in terms of scope, number of users, etc.), I think that there is real value in having this information on the wiki, since it is not available elsewhere. Current and future job applicants surely benefit from having some impression (rather than none) about trends in the job market.
  • 2/17 I second this. I come from a "big name" institution that has abysmally poor completion and placement rates, and this fact is NOT widely known in the (ethno-)musicological community. Obviously, the department would rather it not be publicly available. If I'd had access to a resource like this when I was filling out grad school applications, I might well have thought differently about what schools to target and which one to choose for my doctorate. Also, to anyone who's "had no bites" - I've had lots of bites, but no offers, and the end result is I still have two children and no job or health insurance for next year. I totally get where you're coming from, but in some ways, I think it would have been better had I had no interest in my applications to begin with, as then I'd have had more time to devote to applying for Medicaid and launching my fabulous new career as a Target team member, medical biller or coder, or TV/VCR repairperson. In any event, knowledge is power and more information is better than less.
  • 2/18 This is 5120j, one of the two admins this year. Here are some disjointed thoughts, some of which are in response to the recent posts (above) and some of which I have been wanting to state out in the open but haven't gotten around to it.
1. I think the listing of names and doctoral institutions is one of the most valuable parts of the wiki, for all of the reasons stated above. Unless there is a very strong consensus to remove it, I will be keeping this long-standing tradition (the names/doctoral institutions of successful hires have been posted on the Ethno/musicology wiki as long as it's been in existence, I believe). Names of job candidates are another thing (even if they're available on a public site) and those I will delete. I wish that someone would take the time to "crunch the numbers" like the Amusicology blog used to do, but I haven't had the time to do this myself.
  • The ideal situation is that the winning candidate will post his/her own name, but if several months have passed and the name is findable on the department website (within a reasonable degree of accuracy), I will post it. I have to say I enjoy the detective work.
2. I have noticed the unwieldy-ness of the wiki on mobile and for next season's page, will try to make it a bit more mobile-friendly. There are some tips on how to do this in the admin sections of Wikia, and I haven't dug into them deeply yet, but your concerns are noted and will be addressed.
  • I am also planning to delete the "results counter" for next year since it seems like the consensus is that it's at best, useless, and at worst, demoralizing.
3. I like posting almost the entire text of the job ad so that if any changes are made later, they can be noticed. The ads also usually disappear from the institution's website after the application deadline has passed, so it's helpful to preserve them here. And it's very instructive to see how the winning candidate did and didn't fit the jobs as it was advertised. I do usually excise the description of the hiring school/department/facilities and the EOE boilerplate, but I leave the rest of it as-is. Removing anything more feels like editorializing on my part.
4. This year, my rule of thumb for posting jobs has been: "COULD an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" Not the more narrow question "WILL an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" So, this means I have been posting more general "humanities" jobs, and positions (mostly at small schools) looking for someone to teach music history/appreciation but also direct an ensemble/teach applied lessons/etc. (If the most important part of the job seems to be the ensemble directing/applied lessons and music history/appreciation is an add-on, I don't post it.) If I got rid of all the more general jobs, that would also shorten the wiki, but people have been putting updates on those posts, so there seems there is interest.
  • The other ones I put up this year but wasn't sure if they were of general interest were the German-language-only job ads. If there aren't updates on those (meaning that the people applying for them aren't reading this wiki), I won't put up jobs not advertised in English next year. I will continue to post jobs at non-US/UK schools that are advertised in English and/or posted to AMS-L. I don't have a current membership to CMS/MVL or SEM so if jobs are posted only in those locations, I don't see them. I don't think we've missed too many in the last few years though, since most jobs are advertised fairly widely.
5. My anon email is 5120janon at gmail, and I welcome comments and questions about the wiki and its moderation this year. I'm not a musicologist of any type and am not (and will not be) on the market myself so I am fairly neutral, but I have a professional interest in the ethno/musicology job market so I will probably moderate for at least one more year. Thank you for reading this and thanks to all for keeping the wiki very drama-free this year!


  • (2/18) Thanks for your hard work, 5120j!
  • 2/28 As someone who is not on the market this year and is instead on a search committee (but who scanned this wiki obsessively for the five previous years), I really appreciate having the results of the searches listed at the very top of the page. I think this is a helpful way for observers and search committee members to check in. There are way more observers checking this page than you might imagine; keeping the results at the top makes it much more easily accessible than, say, the Theory/Comp wiki. Good luck and best wishes to all of you. The job market is an incredibly harrowing rite of passage (and unfortunately non-passage, sometimes), so remember that your value as a person has nothing to do with how many bites you get. <3
  • 2/28 (2) - Hi all, this is Hybridist, the other admin for this Wiki. For the record: I have a tenure-track post in a music department and I am also no longer on the market for at least the next bunch of years (these two aren't always mutually exclusive). Of all the years I've been an admin here, this has been by far the easiest. Thank you! Like 5120j, I prefer posting more info when possible and I view my main admin task as keeping the wiki a clean, usable resource. We go through and tidy up formatting and restoring accidentally deleted posts and the like. Given that role, I believe that data related who got what job, the doctoral granting institution, and even where they have been previously employed are all crucially important since the AMS refuses to keep an official record (and, if memory serves, some committees actually rely on this wiki to make arguments for certain outreach efforts). I am not sure what SEM is doing on this front. So until the AMS leadership takes this on this task, we have to volunteer it (or rely on our friends to post it for us...)
  • Question (7/13): Should the Schools with Accepted Offers table include filled positions that were not advertised on the wiki?
  • (7/13) 2: Yes!? would be helpful too I would think.
  • (7/13) 3: Yes, please do. There's already at least one in the table this year that fits that description. And as the person who posts many of the ads to the wiki, I'd be interested to know if it was a regularly (but not widely) advertised position that just never got onto the wiki, or if it was an opportunity/spousal hire, or some other special circumstance. I'm not sure if there's any way to indicate that tactfully though, unless the person who got the job is willing to post the info themselves. -5120 (moderator)




Acronym guideEdit

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: 34

I am an ethnomusicologist: 17

I am a little of both: 10

I am currently in a TT position: 2

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 5

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 8

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 17

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 21

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 5

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

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

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

I am working outside of the academy: 2

I am ABD and on the market: 18

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 9

I am a member of a search committee: 2

I will keep this wiki a positive place for discussion and not post negativity: 37

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 37

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 9

How much have we given (totaled together) to Interfolio this year: $462

Results Counter Edit

I have not had any bites: 5

I have had my references called: 8

I have had 1-2 requests for more materials: 15

I have had 3+ requests for more materials: 4

I have had 5+ requests for more materials: 6

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: 10

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

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

I have had 1 request for a campus visit: 5

I have had 2+ requests for a campus visit: 5

I have received 1 offer: 5

I have received 2+ offers: 1

I am ABD and have received interest from a tenure-track search: 7

I am ABD and have received interest from a temporary/short-term faculty search: 2

Salary InformationEdit

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http://transparentcalifornia.com/agencies/salaries/#university-system

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

http://data.baltimoresun.com/salaries/state/cy2014/

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