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NEW 6/16 Next year's page, for jobs that begin in 2018: Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2017-18

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Hiring Institution New Faculty PhD Date, Institution Current Position (if different)
Amherst College Amy Coddington ABD, University of Virginia
Anglia Ruskin University Christopher Tarrant 2015 Royal Holloway, University of London
Australian National University Mike Cheng-Yu Lee 2016, Cornell University Indiana University-Bloomington, Postdoc/VAP
Baldwin Wallace University (Scholar-In-Residence) Danielle Kuntz 2014, University of Minnesota Baldwin Wallace University VAP
Bowdoin College (Asst Professor) Marceline Saibou 2016, Columbia University
Brandeis University Name unknown
Butler University Clare Carrasco 2016, University of North Texas Butler University VAP
California State University, Fullerton Katherine Reed 2015, University of Florida Utah Valley University Lecturer
Central Connecticut State University Name unknown
Central Michigan University David McCarthy 2016, CUNY Graduate Center
College of William & Mary Lauron J. Kehrer ABD, Eastman School of Music
Duke University Roseen Giles 2016, University of Toronto Colby College VAP
Duquesne University (Ethnomusicology or Musicology) Meghan Hynson 2015, UCLA Duquesne University VAP
Duquesne University (Musicology only) Christopher Lynch 2013, University at Buffalo West Chester University of Pennsylvania
East Carolina University Miguel J. Ramirez 2009, University of Chicago Austin Peay State University
Hampden-Sydney College Victor Szabo 2015, University of Virginia University of Virginia (Teaching Resident)
Harvard University Braxton D. Shelley ABD, University of Chicago
King's College London (Teaching Fellow) Joanna Bullivant 2009, University of Oxford University of Oxford (Lecturer)
Kutztown University Katherine Kaiser 2015, Stony Brook University
Millikin University Katherine Leo 2016, Ohio State University
Northwestern University Andrew Talle 2003, Harvard University Peabody Conservatory
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Thomas Hilder 2011, Royal Holloway University University of Bergen, Postdoc
Oklahoma City University Jake Johnson ABD, UCLA
Peabody Conservatory Anicia Timberlake 2015, University of California, Berkeley Williams College Postdoc
Peabody Conservatory David Gutkin 2015, Columbia University Columbia Univ Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Ramapo College Christopher Reali 2014, University of North Carolina Campbell University (RTP Campus); NC State
Royal College of Music (Postdoc) Jonathan Clinch 2015, Durham University University of Birmingham (Teaching Fellow)
Royal Holloway, University of London Daniel Elphick 2016, University of Manchester
Rutgers University Nicholas Chong 2016, Columbia University
Sam Houston State University Melissa Cummins ABD, University of Kansas
Scripps College (Music Appreciation) Alexandra Grabarchuk 2015, UCLA
Scripps College (Gender in Music) Lara Rann 2015, UCLA Claremont Graduate University Postdoc
Scripps College (Music in Western Civ) Beth Snyder 2016, NYU
Skidmore College Charles Lwanga 2012 (Comp/Theory); ABD (Ethno), University of Pittsburgh Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh
Smith College Andrea Moore 2016, UCLA UC Riverside Chancellor's Postdoc
St. Lawrence University Fritz Schenker 2016, University of Wisconsin Washington University Postdoc
St. Olaf College Rehanna Kheshgi 2016, University of Chicago
Swarthmore College Lei Ouyang Bryant 2004, University of Pittsburgh Skidmore College Assoc Prof
Texas Christian University Gina Bombola 2017, University of North Carolina
Towson University David Cosper 2011, University of Virginia New Zealand School of Music
Tufts University (Intro to World Music) Stéphanie Khoury 2014, University of Paris West Nanterre
Tufts University (Music, Tech, & Digital Culture) Byrd McDaniel ABD, Brown University
Tufts University (Music of the Middle East) Ian Goldstein ABD, Berkeley
University College Cork Tríona Ní Shíocháin 2008, University College Cork University of Limerick
University of Arkansas Micaela Baranello 2014, Princeton Smith College Postdoc
University of Bristol Sarah Hibbard 1998, University of Southampton University of Nottingham
University of California, Berkeley Maria Sonevytsky 2012, Columbia Bard College
University of California, Davis Juan Diego Diaz 2014, University of British Columbia University of Essex Postdoc
UCLA (Musicology Postdoc) Jessica Holmes ABD, McGill University
UCLA (Ethnomusicology Postdoc) Shannon Garland 2014, Columbia University Adjunct, Columbia University
University of California, Merced Patricia Vergara 2017, University of Maryland
University of Cambridge Katharine Ellis 1991, University of Oxford University of Bristol
University of Cambridge (Early Modern) Name unknown
University of Cambridge (Ethnomusicology) Peter McMurray 2014, Harvard University Harvard Society of Fellows
University of Dayton Julia Randel 2004, Harvard University Hope College Assoc Prof
University of Evansville Kristen Strandberg 2014, Indiana University Wabash College VAP
University of Hawai'i, Mānoa Abigail Fine ABD, University of Chicago
University of Hong Kong (Society of Fellows) John Gabriel 2016, Harvard University Peabody Conservatory VAP
University of Kentucky James Revell Carr 2006, University of California, Santa Barbara UNC-Greensboro Assoc Prof
University of Mary Washington Name unknown
University of Maryland Siv Brun Lie ABD, New York University
University of Melbourne (Ethnomusicology) Nicholas Tochka 2012, Stony Brook University University of Maryland Lecturer
University of Miami Marysol Quevedo 2016, Indiana University SEM, Program Specialist
University of North Carolina-Pembroke Joshua Busman 2015, University of North Carolina UNC-Pembroke
University of Nottingham (Teaching Associate/Ethno & Pop Music) Sheryl Lynch 2016, University College Dublin
University of Oxford (Postdoc Research Assistant - HIP) Marten Noorduin 2016, University of Manchester
University of Rochester Andrew A. Cashner 2015, University of Chicago Univ of Southern California Asst Prof
University of Sussex Mimi Haddon 2015, McGill University
University of Tampa Sarah Iker ABD, University of Chicago
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Name unknown
University of Utah Stephanie Doktor 2016, University of Virginia University of Virginia Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-Madison (German/Jewish Studies) Jeremy Zima 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Western Michigan University Maria Cristina Fava 2012, Eastman School of Music Eastman School of Music Asst Prof

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches Edit

  • Green River College: Ethnomusicology Instructor
  • St. Peter's University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • University of Washington-Tacoma: Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History (position beginning January 2017)

Jobs for 2017 Edit

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2017" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2016-2017 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2017-2018 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between July 2017 and April 2018, 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.

Aarhus University: Professorship in Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • Professorship in musicology 864977
  • The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a professorship in musicology, specialising in musical culture. The professorship is available on 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The place of employment is Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C.
  • The position: The successful applicant will be expected to improve, expand and raise the profile of the department’s external commitments by studying and analysing contemporary Danish and international musical culture. The professorship comprises research, teaching and supervision in this subject area, so the successful applicant will be expected to inspire and initiate relevant research activities and help to improve the status of musicology at Aarhus University in the Danish and international musicology environment. The successful applicant is also expected to play a productive and cross-disciplinary role in relevant parts of Aarhus University’s research, teaching and talent development programmes, as well as strengthening knowledge exchange activities both internally at the university and externally.
  • Research: The successful applicant is expected to develop and strengthen the department’s research profile with regard to the study and analysis of musical culture in relation to both institutional analysis and the analysis of music-cultural practice. This applies in relation to improving and developing new methods, in relation to choosing and designing empirical evidence, and in relation to including external circumstances and/or interaction with external partners. In other words, the successful applicant must help to develop relevant research projects, and in this connection to strengthen the department’s collaboration both internally and in relation to external partners. Consequently, in their applications applicants are expected to outline clear visions for upcoming research projects and external collaborations within the study and analysis of musical culture.
  • Teaching: The successful applicant is expected to take part in and be committed to the department’s teaching activities, to develop and initiate new ways of teaching musicology, and to teach and supervise students at all levels: BA, MA and PhD. In this connection, documented experience of the development and administration of degree programmes is required.
  • Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to recruit and supervise PhD students, and must have experience of including and encouraging talented students.
  • Knowledge exchange: Applicants are expected to contribute to knowledge exchange as outlined in the strategy of the Faculty of Arts, for instance via research collaboration with external partners, public-sector institutions or private organisations. Applicants must be able to document previous experience of research communication and knowledge exchange.
  • Qualifications: With a view to ensuring that applicants can help to strengthen the department’s development and external commitments by studying and analysing contemporary musical culture, they are expected to be able to document an original academic production at the highest international level within this field. More specifically, these qualifications must have been obtained within one of the following research fields:
Studies of contemporary and/or historical Euro-American institutions of musical culture and music-cultural practice with the focus on their didactic, sociological and/or anthropological dimensions. A weighting of musical life as a dynamic process and/or differentiated daily practice is regarded as an additional qualification.
Studies of music as a performative phenomenon with the focus on situated practice in Euro-American musical culture, including aesthetic, institutional, technological and/or media-related dimensions. A combination of these dimensions is regarded as an additional qualification.
  • Applicants must also be able to document qualifications and experience with regard to:
Active participation in international research collaborations and academic networks.
The organisation of research, including research applications, and the achievement and administration of external research funding in relation to studies of musical culture.
Teaching, teaching development and supervision at all levels.
The development and administration of degree programmes.
Talent development, supervision of research projects and development of research programmes, for instance in the form of PhD courses.
  • As part of our research and teaching team, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of the local subject environment, as well as contributing to the academic environment both internally within the Faculty of Arts and at Aarhus University more generally. Participation in the daily life of the programme is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.
  • If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.
  • For further information about the position, please contact associate professor Mads Krogh, PhD, mail: musmk@cc.au.dk
  • Qualification requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Formalities: Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order). Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
  • The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
  • In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by: 01.12.2016

American University of the Middle East: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 07 December 2016)Edit

  • The American University of the Middle East (AUM) - Kuwait, in affiliation with Purdue University, is an emerging university, dedicated to developing students' critical thinking, identities and helping to build their characters, in order to become successful individuals, well-rounded professionals and entrepreneurs, through a unique, learner centered methodology. AUM is committed to creating a value proposition through the integration of multicultural faculty, learning facilities and outreach centers.
  • We encourage innovative teaching methodologies, academic research and publications.
  • Due to our continued growth and success, we are looking to recruit additional faculty members holding PhD. degree in the following major: Music. To commence teaching next academic year - Full 2017/2018.
  • The successful applicant will have strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong commitment to teaching excellence and appropriate publications in leading scholarly journals are expected. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience, as well as industrial experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Candidates should submit an application indicating availability date, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy. He or she will demonstrate an interest in the university's mission, and a desire to make a positive impact on the community through scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Interested applicants should forward their resumes to: hr@aum.edu.kw
  • Job Requirements: PhD degree in Music. Minimum of 3 Years Teaching experience in the related Field. Willing to relocate to Kuwait.
  • Benefits: 60 days annual leave. (Fully paid after 9 months of continuous service with us, as per the Kuwait labor law). Annual tickets (for yourself, and family up to 2 kids). School Fees (up to 2 kids) 2000 K.D/year for each kid (in Kuwait) (to be reimbursed after probation period). Medical Insurance (for yourself and family - up to 2 kids). Life Insurance (for yourself). Baggage allowance up to 250 K.D. Furnished apartment and transportation will be provided ONLY for the first month.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Amherst College: Visiting Assistant Professor of American Music (Deadline: 01 March 2017) FILLED: Amy Coddington, University of Virginia ABDEdit

  • The Amherst College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in American Music to begin July 1, 2017. In seeking a colleague who connects scholarship and/or creative work to innovative pedagogies in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment, we particularly encourage applications from specialists in African American and/or Latinx musical traditions.
  • The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and advanced courses in the history, ethnography, theory, production/composition, and/or performance of American Music.
  • Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • PhD or DMA required by the time of appointment.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 3/3 Request for writing sample and syllabus  x2
  • 3/15 Request for Skype interview
  • 4/3 Any updates on campus visits?
  • 5/11 email from committee chair, position has been filled.

Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 10 July 2016) FILLED: Christopher Tarrant, Royal Holloway, University of London 2015Edit

  • Ref: 000234-4
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Faculty/Support Service: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
  • Salary: £31,656 - £46,414 p.a.
  • Closing Date - 10 July 2016
  • About the role: We’re seeking a committed and dedicated Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music to join the team within the Department of Music and Performing Arts. Based in Cambridge, we’re a thriving multi-disciplinary department, committed to research-informed teaching, with an expanding portfolio of courses. Our BA (Hons) Music course develops students’ understanding of a broad range of areas of musical enquiry, with the opportunity to specialise in performance, composition, music technology, musicology, music education and ethnomusicology. The course regularly enjoys high levels of student satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey (NSS) and our departmental research was recognised as world leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • With a PhD or Professional Doctorate, or nearing completion, you’ll be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, where appropriate, research supervision. You’ll have proven teaching experience at Higher Education (HE) level in critical and practical approaches to aspects of music, ideally with a specialism in historical musicology and analysis. We would particularly welcome applications from those who are able to contribute to the performance activities of the department. With a research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll make a contribution to the thriving research profile of the group, and will engage in income generation.
  • For an informal enquiry, please contact Paul Jackson, Head of the Department of Music and Performing Arts, at paul.jackson@anglia.ac.uk.
  • Guidance Notes: For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

Anna Maria College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 01 June 2017)Edit

  • Department: Faculty
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Education: Graduate Degree
  • Job Description: The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Anna Maria College invites applications for visiting one-year full-time position as an Instructor (or) Assistant Professor of Music. Responsibilities include: Teaching music history, music appreciation, organizing performance lab, collaborate with music core faculty, advising music majors, engaging in productive scholarly activity, engaged in the music community and becoming an active presence on and off campus.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate (Ph.D., D.M.A., D.M.) required for Assistant Professor position. Familiarity with music history, performance, and music core. Minimum of three years’ experience working as a music educator at the high school and/or college-level. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Please submit a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and names of three references.

Arizona State University: Instructor of Musicology (Deadline: 27 April 2017)Edit

  • The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe campus, seeks an instructor of musicology for a one-year, full-time, benefits eligible position for the 2017-18 academic year. 
  • The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology in the instructor's area of specialization depending on departmental needs. Our undergraduate and graduate curricula allow for a range of teaching interests.
  • Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
  • The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700+ students, nearly 400 faculty and faculty associates, 125 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, The School of Arts, Media + Engineering, The Design School, The School of Film, Dance and Theatre, The School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. herbergerinstitute.asu.edu
  • Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or historical musicology; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus. [1]
  • Required Qualifications:
    • PhD in Musicology or related field, ABD considered.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate musicology courses for music majors or non-music majors.
    • In addition to teaching coursework at the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in at least one of these areas: eighteenth-century music, nineteenth-century music, popular music studies.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Record of scholarly achievement as demonstrated through conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publication.
    • Ability to teach basic courses in the core Western art music repertoire.
    • Demonstrated expertise or potential for teaching a wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Research specialty and/or teaching expertise in popular and/or non-Western musics.
    • Experience in online teaching and/or course development.
  • Candidates must submit:
  1. a cover letter stating qualifications and teaching interests;
  2. curriculum vitae or resume;
  3. a representative piece of scholarly research; and
  4. three confidential letters of reference.
  • Application materials should be sent electronically in PDF format to musicsearch@asu.edu  with “Musicology Instructor” in the subject line.
  • The application deadline is April 27, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
  • ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at [2]. See ASU’s Title IX policy at [3].
  • 4/12 Note to moderators: Received via email, could not locate online posting.
  • 4/12 It was posted on more than one society listserv.

Ashland University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History(Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 21 March 2017)Edit

  • PhD in Musicology or related field, ABD considered.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate musicology courses for music majors or non-music majors.
  • In addition to teaching coursework at the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in at least one of these areas: eighteenth-century music, nineteenth-century music, popular music studies.
  • Record of scholarly achievement as demonstrated through conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publication.
  • Ability to teach basic courses in the core Western art music repertoire.
  • Demonstrated expertise or potential for teaching a wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Research specialty and/or teaching expertise in popular and/or non-Western musics.
  • Experience in online teaching and/or course development.
  • Institution: Ashland University
  • Location: Ashland, OH
  • Category: Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Music
  • Posted: 03/21/2017
  • Application Due: Open Until Filled
  • Type: Full Time
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History (one-year, non tenure-track).
  • Duties: teach undergraduate courses as assigned Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation and/or Music History. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.
  • A Ph.D. in Music is preferred, D.M.A. or ABD candidates accepted. Experience teaching undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses required. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, and list of references to music@ashland.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • From theory wiki: (4/15) Request for Skype interview
  • From theory wiki: (4/19) Request for campus interview

Austin Peay State University: Assistant Professor - African American Studies (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 February 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 2012203Faculty
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor - African American Studies
  • Pay Rate: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Type of Appointment: Tenure Track
  • Contract Period: 9 month
  • Position Summary: The African American Studies Program at Austin Peay State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin on August 1, 2017.
  • We seek candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches, including from the areas of theatre and dance, ethnomusicology, women’s and gender studies, communications, film studies, and art. The successful candidate will collaborate with the current coordinator to increase the program’s presence on campus and to recruit students for the minor.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach coursework within the area of African American studies; Teach a range of courses that include introductory and upper-level classes in the minor.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in related field required; ABD will be considered if all requirements are met by date of hire. Evidence of teaching excellence required. A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
  • Open Date: 02/20/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV.
  • If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “facultyapplications@apsu.edu” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.
  • If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. It is highly recommended that you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab before finalizing and submitting your application.
  • You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.
  • Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu
  • Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources

Australian National University: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Music (Deadline: 15 January 2017) FILLED: Kim Cunio, Univ of Western Sydney 2008 (Composition), Queensland Conservatorium; Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, Cornell University 2016Edit

  • Recruiter: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)
  • Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Posted: 22 Dec 2016
  • End of advertisement period: 15 Jan 2017
  • Classification: Academic Level B or Academic Level C
  • Salary package: Level B $94,287 - $107,381 or Level C $113,929 - $127,025 plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed Term: 3 years, with the possibility of conversion to a continuing appointment
  • Design, plan and deliver high-quality courses in music Supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students Contribute to the School's research quality, impact and engagement profile
  • Position overview: The School is currently engaged in a strategic redevelopment, to build on past strengths while addressing the future needs of the rapidly changing music profession and the creative arts sector. It seeks to fill up to 1.5 full-time equivalent staff positions in the broad field of music studies and musicology, at Levels B or C.
  • Appointment at Level B or C, will be according to qualifications and experience. Appointees will be expected to participate in all aspects of the academic life of the School and to engage actively in the governance of the School and the College of Arts and Social Sciences. Appointments will be made initially for 3 years, with the possibility of conversion to a continuing appointment.
  • The appointees are expected to make significant contributions to the teaching, postgraduate supervision and research profile of the School, and to be able to work as part of a team. The appointees will also be expected to contribute to wider-ranging academic and artistic activity within the Research School of the Humanities and the Arts, and within the Canberra community. The Australian National University offers a wide variety of staff development opportunities in education and research, especially for early-career staff.
  • The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au.
  • Enquiries: Head of School, Prof Malcolm Gillies E: Malcolm.gillies@anu.edu.au
  • Application information In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: A statement addressing the selection criteria. 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.
  • For position description please see: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer_PD.pdf
  • Closing date: 11.55pm, Sunday 15 January 2017. (N.B. 7:55am EST January 15)
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
  • 1/12 [NB: The PDF link leads to the job description for a position in criminology.]
  • 1/12 Thanks! Fixed it. -5120j

Baldwin Wallace University: Assistant Professor of Music History, Advisor to the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of the BACH Journal (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University announces a full-time, tenure track position as Professor of Music History (75%) and RBI Advisor and Editor (25%).
  • Essential duties, tasks and responsibilities:
Teach music history and literature courses (specifically Renaissance & Baroque, but also one or more of the following: World & Medieval, Classical & Romantic, and Music Since 1900) in an innovative, all-undergraduate conservatory environment
Develop seminars utilizing the unique holdings of the RBI collection, per the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Conservatory
Participate in academic advising and other departmental and Conservatory duties as necessary
Help realize the full potential of Renaissance & Baroque Music History as a process-writing course
Provide visionary and strategic leadership for the future of the RBI
Implement the Riemenschneiders’ vision of the RBI as a research institution supporting the undergraduate programs in music
Participate in the current RBI advisory board structure and, in collaboration with the Conservatory Dean, Director of the Jones Music Library, and Director of Library Services, explore changes to ensure an effective and meaningful plan for fund development and programmatic support
Prioritize collection development/acquisitions, connecting the collections to new scholarship and helping to identify the RBI’s “audience”
Actively engage in Baroque scholarship, collaborating with other scholars, contributing to the international body of knowledge, and leveraging resources to enhance the academic climate at Baldwin Wallace University
Expand post-doctoral, undergraduate, and graduate student opportunities at the RBI
Reevaluate the content, purpose and direction of the BACH Journal in light of current trends in scholarship and considering the undergraduate focus of the BW Conservatory of Music
Provide overall leadership for the direction of the BACH Journal
  • Qualifications:
Doctorate in musicology
Proven excellence teaching at the collegiate level
Established record of scholarship in Baroque music
Experience in journal editing and/or academic library environments preferred
Superior writing talent and a demonstrated understanding of new media
Commitment to quality teaching and service in a liberal arts institution, especially classes typically found in an undergraduate curriculum
Willingness to work in a small department that thrives and depends on collaboration
  • In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University and the Conservatory actively encourage applications from individuals who desire an environment that celebrates diversity.
  • Please send a professional resume and CV, cover letter and list of three professional references in one (1) Word document or one (1) PDF and submit via the To Apply link on HR’s Current Job Openings web page at https://www.bw.edu/employment. Review of materials will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Baldwin Wallace University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Riemenschneider Bach Institute Scholar-in-Residence – Tenure Track (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLED: Danielle Kuntz, University of Minnesota 2014Edit

  • The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University announces a full-time, tenure track position as Professor of Music History (75%) and RBI Scholar-in-Residence (25%).
  • The successful candidate will teach music history and literature courses (specifically Renaissance & Baroque, but also one or more of the following: World & Medieval, Classical & Romantic, and Music Since 1900) in an innovative, all-undergraduate conservatory environment. S/he will also be expected to develop seminars utilizing the unique holdings of the RBI collection (per the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Conservatory), perform academic advising and other departmental and Conservatory duties as necessary, and help realize the full potential of Renaissance & Baroque Music History as a process-writing course.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the implementation of the Riemenschneiders’ vision of the RBI as a research institution supporting the undergraduate programs in music. This includes establishing a model for and continually developing a program supporting undergraduate student scholarship (including the RBI Undergraduate Bach Scholar program) and understanding its value in terms of student engagement; collaborating with faculty, administrative staff, and the artistic director of the annual Bach Festival to enhance the presence of RBI-inspired scholarship within the activities of the Festival; and innovating new opportunities for faculty to introduce students to Bach and connect learning to the RBI. S/he should expect to engage actively in Baroque scholarship, collaborate with other scholars, contribute to the international body of knowledge, and leverage resources to enhance the academic climate at Baldwin Wallace University.
  • Qualifications:
Doctorate in musicology
Proven excellence teaching at the collegiate level
Established record of scholarship in Baroque music
Commitment to quality teaching and service in a liberal arts institution, especially classes typically found in an undergraduate curriculum
Willingness to work in a small department that thrives and depends on collaboration
  • In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University and the Conservatory actively encourage applications from individuals who desire an environment that celebrates diversity.
  • Please send a professional resume and CV, cover letter and list of three professional references in one (1) Word document or one (1) PDF and submit via the To Apply link on HR’s Current Job Openings web page at https://www.bw.edu/employment. Review of materials will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/29/16: Request for teaching videos

Bangor University: Lecturer in Music (musicology/composition) (Deadline: 05 September 2016)Edit

  • Job Number: BU01215
  • Salary Information: £31,656 - £37,768 p.a on Grade 7
  • Contract Duration: Post is available until 30 June 2017
  • Closing Date: 05-09-2016
  • The School of Music at Bangor University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer for a 10-month period, specializing in composition, electroacoustic composition, and contemporary musicology.
  • The successful candidate will deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in composition (for instruments and voices), electroacoustic composition (including the application of Max software), and music history since approximately 1950 (necessarily including minimalism, but ideally also popular music history). The post-holder will also supervise student projects in composition and musicology, and will contribute to assessment of other modules, pastoral care, and course administration. Expertise in working across traditional composition/performance/musicology barriers will be an advantage. 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.
  • If appropriate, the School may make two part-time appointments to ensure full coverage of these subject areas. Candidates with expertise in only some of the above areas are therefore encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to commence 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available until 30 June 2016. (sic)
  • Interested applicants are warmly invited to contact the Head of School, Dr Chris Collins, (c.collins@bangor.ac.uk), for informal discussion.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Bar-Ilan University: Full-time Music Faculty (Deadline: 10 May 2017)Edit

  • Bar-Ilan University seeks to hire a full-time faculty member for a tenure-track research position in the Department of Music. Applications will be considered in all fields of musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology. A proven record of accomplishment in both research and teaching is required. The beginning of the appointment is flexible, between October 2017 and October 2018.
  • Duties include maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars (in Hebrew), including the undergraduate history and/or theory sequence, advising M.A and Ph.D. candidates, and serving on departmental committees.
  • The appointment is open to scholars at early and intermediate stages of their career. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments of the successful candidate. Doctoral candidates in the final stages of their work (ABD) will be considered, provided their degree will be approved by February 2018. The department is not required to accept any application for this position.
  • Please send:
1. Cover letter
2. Detailed CV
3. List of publications
4. A list of three established scholars who may provide recommendations upon request. Please provide their name, affiliation, email address and phone number.
5. For ABD candidates: an up-to-date progress report letter and a signed assessment from your advisor as to the expected date of completion of you dissertation.
  • Please send all materials to music.vicechair -at- mail.biu.ac.il by May 10 2017. Please make sure you have received a message of confirmation from the office about the receipt of your application (should be sent within a few days. For those sending between April 9-17, shortly after the vacation).
  • In the subject of your application email, write: “Musicology position”
  • For questions, please write to music.vicechair -at- mail.biu.ac.il
  • Posted on AMS-L 3/31
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Bates College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 24 April 2017) FILLED: Benjamin Hansberry, Columbia 2017 (PhD Music Theory)Edit

  • The Music Department of Bates College announces a one-year position for a music theorist or musicologist to begin on August 1st, 2017.
  • The teaching load for this position consists of five courses within the academic year. Teaching responsibilities include three courses in Music Theory (on the material ranging from the 18th to the 20th Century repertoire), Classical Music in Western Culture, and a course in the applicant’s area of expertise commensurate with our culturally and historically engaged approach to music within liberal arts education. A completed or nearly completed doctorate in music theory or musicology is expected, and a specialization in music cognition would be especially welcome. 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 and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their teaching and/or research statement.
  • Qualifications: A completed or nearly completed doctorate in music theory or musicology is expected.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins on April 24, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and/or research statement, and graduate transcripts. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation (one of whom can speak to your teaching experience or capabilities). A sample of scholarly writing, if requested by the department, will be reviewed beginning April 24, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • From theory wiki: (5/2) Request for video interview (x3)
  • From theory wiki: (6/10) Benjamin Hansberry (PhD Columbia)

Beaufort County Community College: Instructor, Music (Deadline: 22 June 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Instructor - Music (9 Month)
  • Posting Number: FY140107FT
  • Job Description Summary: Full-time, 9-month faculty position teaching courses in music. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, online, hybrid, NCIH, and lab-based sections. This individual will also participate in course and curriculum design, development of student learning outcomes and assessment, serve on college committees, advise and register students, maintain office hours, and fulfill all the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required. Flexibility and willingness to change depending upon the needs of the students or the institution.
  • Location: Washington, NC
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
  • Type of Position: Faculty
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Music from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful teaching experience in a community/technical college or similar post-secondary institution. Online teaching experience.
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Estimated Hours per Week: 40 (A minimum of 30 of those to be worked on campus)
  • Salary: $40,551 - $43,596 Based on the College’s salary plan and commensurate with education and relevant work experience. (This range includes a relevant educational level through a Master's degree. A higher, relevant educational level may increase the range.)
  • Open Date: 06/08/2017
  • Close Date: 06/22/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: If on the day of the application deadline, you have requested, but not yet received your transcripts, you may attach a copy of the transcript request form/confirmation in the “unofficial transcript 1” location in order to submit the application before it closes. If we have not received your transcripts prior to the date the selection committee begins reviewing the applications, you may not be considered for this position. If you have applied recently and think your transcripts may still be on file with the BCCC HR Office, you need to call (252) 940-6404 to confirm.

Berklee College of Music: Part-time Faculty, Music History (Deadline: 05 June 2017)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 1146-215
  • Job Description: 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 courses.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Required: Master’s degree in musicology or ethnomusicology with a specialization relating to the topic of the course. Teaching experience. Student centered.
  • Preferred: Doctorate in musicology or ethnomusicology. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching music history
  • START DATE: September 1, 2017
  • SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1. Electronic applications only.
2. Please submit application materials in either Word or PDF format to http://berkleegigs.silkroad.com. Address your cover letter to: Liberal Arts Faculty Search Committee, Attn: Simone Pilon, Chair of Liberal Arts, Berklee College of Music.
3. Candidates should submit: A cover letter of interest outlining background and qualifications
. A curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least three references)
.
  • APPLICATION REVIEW AND DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 5, 2017 and continue until position has been filled.
  • 6/2 Why is a part-time position posted here?? 
  • From the moderator: Please see my response in General Discussion below.

Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 21 November 2016) FILLED: Marceline Saibou, Columbia University 2016Edit

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Posting Number: F00055JP
  • Department: Music
  • Position Summary: The Bowdoin College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnomusicology to begin July, 2017. 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. 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 curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request. Review of applications begins November 21.
  • Posting Date: 08/30/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
  • Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf. You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.
  • Employment Category: Full Time Year Round
  • Job Start Date: 07/01/2017
  • 12/2 Moderator note: Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • 12/2 Request for more materials (that also mentioned 20 finalists)
  • 1/17 Invitation for campus interview in late February
  • 3/12 Offer made and accepted
  • http://music.columbia.edu/news/marceline-saibou-appointed-assistant-professor-at-bowdoin-college

Bowdoin College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology or Music Theory) (Deadline: 03 January 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • Posting Number: F00064JP
  • Department: Music
  • Position Summary: The Bowdoin College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Musicology or Music Theory to begin July 1, 2017. Though a Ph.D. is preferred, we will consider candidates who are ABD. Teaching load is two courses each semester and will include a Western classical music survey course for non-majors, an introductory music theory course, an intermediate-level course in form and analysis, and an advanced seminar in an area of special interest to the candidate. 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.
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request.
  • Review of applications begins January 3, 2017.
  • Posting Date: 11/16/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference. Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf. You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.
  • Job Start Date: 07/01/2017
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • From Theory wiki: (1/31) Request for additional materials
  • From Theory wiki: (2/16) Request for campus interview
  • From Theory wiki: 6/23 Offer made and accepted

Brandeis University: Assistant Professor in American Studies/Music (Deadline: 09 December 2016) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • The American Studies Program and the Department of Music at Brandeis University invite applications for a musicologist in Music and American culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning in academic year 2017-18. We seek a cultural historian in any field of American Music (jazz, bluegrass, salsa, music for stage and screen, popular and art music traditions, etc.), and we welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Duties include the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialty, in addition to core survey courses in the Department of Music and the American Studies Program. Dissertation advising in the field of musicology, thesis advising (graduate and undergraduate), and University and departmental service will also be expected.
  • Candidates must have a completed PhD in Musicology or American Studies at the time of application and a proven publication record.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and two writing samples. Only online applications will be accepted. Please send all materials to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8461.
  • First consideration will be given to applications received by December 9, 2016.
  • Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Maura Jane Farrelly, Search Committee Chair, farrelly@brandeis.edu.
  • 1/19 Request for Skype interview
  • 2/9 Campus interview scheduled
  • 4/21 rejection email indicating offer has been made and accepted

Bucknell University: Africana Studies Faculty, open rank (Deadline: "Late Summer")Edit

  • Bucknell University invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Africana Studies beginning fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Bucknell University seeks to hire a dynamic educator who is committed to teaching and creative practice that integrates Africana (African, African-American, and/or African diasporic) studies with performance studies. Our chief concern is not with a specific arts disciplinary specialization, but rather with attracting an artist-teacher-scholar with an Africana Studies orientation, who is eager to work with students and faculty in creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary, imaginative, and original ways. Expertise of the successful candidate includes but is not exclusive to one or more of the following areas: theater, dance, museum studies, creative writing, cultural studies, music, ethnomusicology, multi-media performance, performance art, performance pedagogy, community-based performance, digital storytelling, performance for social change, and/or mediated communication in art, film, and transmedia.
  • The successful candidate will be charged with contributing to curriculum development and student practice in Africana Studies and arts with an interdisciplinary focus and community-engaged research and pedagogy. S/he will have engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and learning in experimental ways, ideally in a liberal arts setting, and will be prepared to offer courses that uphold and challenge traditions. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her performance, scholarly work, and/or teaching of an ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on questions of justice and equality. S/he will be dedicated to pursuing appropriate professional career objectives. Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required. An MFA or Ph.D. is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application materials must include a cover letter (including a link to a creative portfolio), CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin in late summer and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee.

Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2016) FILLED: Clare Carrasco, University of North Texas 2016Edit

  • The Butler University School of Music, 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. Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff is valued. This advertisement can be viewed online at: https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings.
  • Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • To apply, applicants must submit:
Completed Butler University Employment Application form available at https://www.butler.edu/sites/default/files/employee_application_form.docx
Current Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Contact information for four (4) references
  • Application and completed support materials should be submitted as a single PDF via email to: Joy Rogers, School of Music Secretary at jlroger1@butler.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.
  • 12/2 Moderator note: Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • 12/6: request for skype interview and rec letters
  • 2/24 Received email of rejection stating that the job had been accepted by Clare Carrasco

Cabrini University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 26 September 2016)Edit

  • Posting Number: 2014F0056P
  • Position Number: F00029
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Anticipated Start Date: 08/14/2017
  • Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time
  • Exempt or Non-exempt: Exempt
  • Hiring Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience
  • Qualifications Desired: Doctor of Musical Arts or Ph.D. in a Music related field preferred. ABD (all but dissertation) accepted, although completion of a doctorate is required before consideration of tenure. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; previous teaching experience is desired. Ability to create a course with community partners to teach as part of our Justice Matters core curriculum, Engagements with the Common Good. Ability to collaboratively develop a living and learning community for incoming freshmen related to the field of music. Ability to develop and expand the current music curricular and co-curricular offerings. Professional experience in a field of applied music and music technology. Maintain scholarly activities as part of an active and musically diverse career inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Job Description Summary: The Department of Graphic Design and Fine Arts, Cabrini University, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate courses in music theory and music history, as well as courses in the core curriculum. The successful candidate should be someone eager to engage in continuous curricular and co-curricular innovation to develop the music program at Cabrini.
  • In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, work cross-functionally with existing part-time faculty to grow the music minor, maintain a professional development agenda, and nurture contacts within the Music field to re-envision co-curricular opportunities for students at Cabrini. We are looking for someone who has a cross-disciplinary approach to music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, a global perspective and cutting-edge technology. The position requires teaching 12 semester credits (normally 4 courses) per semester or the equivalent. Expectations for all Cabrini faculty include teaching excellence, scholarship and professional activities, curriculum development, student advising, and departmental and university-wide service.
  • This position is full-time. Start date is August 2017.
  • Open Date: 09/26/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, submit all of the following electronically to jobs.cabrini.edu:
1. a letter of application addressing specific qualifications for the position
2. a current vita
3. statement of teaching philosophy
4. copies of all graduate transcripts
5. contact information for three to five professional references
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until qualified applicant pool has been identified. Only complete application files will be considered.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 12/01/16: Rejection received via email.
  • 11/28/16: Skype interview scheduled.
  • 12/09/16: Rejection received via email.

California State University, Fullerton: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLED: Katherine Reed, University of Florida 2015Edit

  • Musicology
  • Tenure-Track
  • The School of Music at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology. We seek applicants who can help the School of Music enhance its general education and music major course offerings; who have knowledge of diverse traditions, such as music of African American, Latino/a, or Asian American communities; and who are interested in and/or experienced with online instruction. The appointment will begin Fall 2017.
  • Position: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate western art music history survey courses; graduate music history seminars; general education music classes; and other academic music classes to be determined. The successful candidate will have an established record of college- or university-level teaching, and peer-reviewed publication; will supervise undergraduate and graduate musicology theses; and will share in responsibilities in the School of Music, including student advisement and service on committees. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed research and publications, and professional and university service. Applicants must be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods, and effectively use current technologies in teaching.
  • Qualifications
  • Required: Ph.D. in musicology or related field. ABD’s may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by appointment date at the time of appointment is required;  Experience in western art music of various historical periods to music majors; Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and use of technology; Successful prior college- or university-level teaching experience; Research and peer-reviewed publication experience indicative of strong potential for tenure; Ability to work and interact effectively with a wide a culturally diverse range of students, colleagues, and community; A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • Preferred: Experience with teaching and research in film music and/or popular music
  • Rank and Salary: This is a full time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is also offered which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
  • Appointment Date: August 2017
  • Application Procedure: A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9163BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
Letter of application addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications (if applicable) listed above
Curriculum vitae
List of three references
  • Additional materials, including letters of reference will be required of applicants whose applications are to be given further consideration. Do not send additional materials unless requested to do so.
  • Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts @ dmerrill@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3256.
  • Application Deadline: Application review will begin immediately. Applications received by December 1, 2016 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
  • 10/18 Ad changed sometime between 10/8 and 10/17; changes and new text marked in bold above.
  • Request for more materials (12/2) x11
  • 12/5 Only Letters? 
  • What other materials were requested (12/5)?
  • 12/5 Letters, writing samples, syllabi, transcripts, & teaching/research philosophy
  • Skype interview scheduled (12/13) x 2
  • Rejection email (12/23)
    • 12/27 Were you asked for secondary material before rejection email?
  • 12/24 Request for teaching evaluations x3
    • 12/27 Did you have a skype interview before your request for teaching evaluations?
    • 12/28 Yes--evaluations requested after interview x 3
  • 12/28 I received neither a rejection email nor a request for teaching evaluations. Anybody else in this "limbo" situation? x3
  • 12/29 You are not alone in the limbo situation (post-Skype, but no request for evaluations).
  • 12/29 Thanks for responding. Quite peculiar. 
  • 1/1 Rejection email.   
  • 2/1 any movement?
  • 2/2 Campus interviews have been scheduled
  • 2/6 Rejection e-mail
  • Offer made and accepted: Katherine Reed (PhD University of Florida, 2015), currently Utah Valley University

Cardiff University: Teacher - Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 05 May 2017)Edit

  • Teacher - Ethnomusicology
  • 5905BR
  • School of Music
  • Teacher - Ethnomusicology- (Part Time)
  • Cardiff University School of Music invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to provide teaching cover for staff sabbaticals in the area of Ethnomusicology.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to: design, prepare, co-ordinate and deliver teaching programmes in Ethnomusicology, including preparing and supervising different modes of assessment; undertake significant department administrative /other significant managerial-level activities; supervise student projects; and, carry out teaching- related administrative duties.
  • This position is part-time and fixed term until June 2018.
  • Salary: £32,004 - £39,324 per annum, pro rata for hours worked (Grade 6)
  • Date post advertised: Tuesday, 18 April 2017
  • Closing date: Friday, 5 May 2017
  • Interviews will be held in June - date to be confirmed following short-listing.
  • Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
  • 4/20 The application form asks for CV, work and educational history, and contact information for two references. Then, you get this message:
"Use this page to upload your Supporting Statement. It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element. When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for XXXXBR. You may also use this page to upload other documentation. This includes published articles and papers or, where specified in the vacancy information, a written piece to accompany your application."
  • Can anyone provide insight as to what they are looking for here? A standard cover letter? Or, other documents as well?

Carleton University: Instructor, Musicology (2-year term) (Deadline: 24 April 2017)Edit

  • The School for Studies in Art and Culture (Music) invites applications from qualified candidates for a renewable two-year appointment at the rank of either Instructor I or Instructor II, depending on qualifications, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses within the general area of Musicology (including classical music history, jazz history, popular music and/or music of the world's peoples). An ability to teach courses in the general area of Musicianship (elementary musical materials and skills, or musical analysis and practice - classical, jazz or popular) would be considered as an asset, though not essential. Qualified instructors may also have the opportunity to teach the occasional seminar at the MA level.
  • The annual teaching load will be a maximum of 3.5 credits: the equivalent of seven onesemester courses. In the event that the successful candidate is assigned administrative duties for which a 0.5-credit teaching remission is usual or appropriate, the yearly teaching load will be reduced accordingly. There are no research expectations or requirements associated with this position.
  • Applicants must hold an MA degree in Music (PhD preferred, in Music or an appropriate interdisciplinary doctoral program), and have a track record of high-quality university-level teaching as reflected in student evaluation scores and comments. Flexible and imaginative approaches to pedagogical practice are assets.
  • A letter of application, a complete CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of excellence in teaching should be sent electronically as one single PDF file to: Dr Brian Foss Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture Room 423C, St Patrick’s Building Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 brian.foss@carleton.ca . In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Applications will be reviewed starting April 24 and continue until the position is filled. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
  • Invitation for campus visit via email (5/5)
  • Rejection email (5/17)

Central Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor, Music History (1-year) (Deadline: 20 March 2017, review begins 01 March) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, emergency one year appointment to an Assistant Professor (academic year 2017-2018). The faculty member in this position will teach courses in music history for music majors and non-majors. The successful applicant will be an active participant in the Department of Music and will carry out a scholarly agenda with publications and presentations; participate in academic governance at both the departmental and university level, and perform department and university service. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
  • Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Music History or Musicology from an accredited institution. ABD candidates may be considered.
Record of excellence in teaching at the university/college level as the instructor of record.
  • Preferred Qualifications
Experience in teaching music history (full sequence).
Qualified in both performance and studio teaching (preference given to piano).
  • SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 20, 2017. Please submit the following via email (kershnerbrk@ccsu.edu) or mail to: Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050, Attn: Dr. Brian Kershner, Department of Music.
Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
Current curriculum vita
Three letters of professional recommendation including reference contact information
  • Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The department will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2017 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.
  • Posted on AMS-L 2/7/17.
  • 2/7 Just want to make sure I'm reading this correctly: No cover letter?
  • 2/8 According to the ad posted on AMS-L, yes, it does not ask for anything besides CV + 3 letters of rec. As of today the job is not posted on the hiring university's website so I can't verify.
    • 2/8 (2) I emailed the chair of the search committee and received this response: "yes we do need a cover letter." Also confirmed that email submissions are fine.
  • 2/8 (3) Moderator note: The job is now on the University's website, so I've added the link and updated the listing above to match the official posting.
  • 2/20 Vacancy due to an unexpected retirement and the university not approving budget for a full search and hire.  Since one assumes it was already a tenure-track line, one must wonder about it being cut. 
  • 3/16 Are we also to fill out the form online, or just send materials to the search chair? Perhaps I am over-protective, but I am leery of unsecure sites such as this that lack a login before uploading all kinds of documents and personal information.
  • 3/25 Request for more materials (x3)
  • 6/9 E-mail to applicant pool indicating that offer has been made and accepted.

Central Michigan University: Music Theory/Literature Lecturer (Spring 2017) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 12 October 2016) FILLED: David McCarthy, CUNY Graduate Center 2016Edit

  • Position Title: Music Theory/Literature Lecturer
  • College/Unit: College of Communication & Fine Arts
  • Home Department: School of Music
  • Employee Group: Fixed-Term Faculty - Academic Year
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Position Type: One Semester
  • Position Begin Date: 01/05/2017
  • Position End Date: 05/10/2017
  • Position Summary: Central Michigan University’s School of Music seeks a Lecturer in Music Theory and Literature. Full-time, fixed-term, non-tenure-track position beginning January 5, 2017 and ending on May 10, 2017.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in music theory, history, and related areas, principally MUS 114: Music-The Listening Experience, MUS 313: Musics of the World, and MUS 718: Historical Perspectives II-19th-20th Centuries. Anticipated teaching load is 12 semester credit hours in spring term.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate in music theory, musicology, or related areas. Successful teaching experience. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful college teaching experience.
  • Message to Applicants: You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.
  • The Search Committee will accept applications until finalists are selected. Online applications must include a cover letter that specifically addresses position qualifications and duties, current vita, and copies of transcripts (upload as one document). Additionally, you will be prompted to provide the name and email address of three professional references. These references may be contacted during the search process to provide a confidential reference on your behalf.
  • Inquiries should be addressed to: Chair, Music Theory/Musicology Search Committee, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.
  • Posting Begins: 10/12/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Type of Recruitment: External
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 12/19 Position filled

Central Piedmont Community College: PT Instructor, Music Appreciation (Deadline: 16 June 2017)Edit

  • CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of PT Instructor Music Appreciation (Arts: Visual, Performing and Interior Design)
  • Job ID: req2475
  • Position Closing Date: June 16, 2017 or open until filled
  • General Function and Job Duties: PT Instructor, Music Appreciation position available in the Arts: Visual, Performing and Interior Design Division serving Harper Campus.
  • This position involves teaching part-time curriculum music appreciation in the classroom at the Harper Campus in the fall semester for the CPCC music Department. Although it is a classroom/face to face core, there are online web-based components (Blackboard) as well as Critical Core et al initiatives incorporated into the classroom environment that are expected to be included as part of teaching responsibilities In addition to classroom duties, the hired faculty member will also be required fulfill required CPCC responsibilities including Title IX, FERPA, and Safety and Emergency Procedures training.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Music or related field or Master's degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in Music or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • NOTE: Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes must be kept current by the employee, unless noted otherwise.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching in a post-secondary setting. Experience and knowledge in the music field. Experience in using technology in an academic setting
  • Required Documents: A completed CPCC application must be completed on-line. During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume. College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  • All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59pm on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.
  • Conditions of Employment: Salary for this position is part-time. Pay grade for this position is paid by the course. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval.


Chinese University of Hong Kong: Professor of Music (Chinese Music) (Deadline: December 2016)Edit

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Applications are invited for:-
  • Department of Music: Professor
  • (Ref. 160001TJ)
  • The Department is looking for a senior and prominent scholar to fill a post at professor level to enhance its capacity in the field of Chinese Music. It especially encourages applications from scholars with research profiles that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or additional fields of expertise.
  • Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline; (ii) a dossier of outstanding published research, with indications of substantial forthcoming publications; (iii) demonstrable achievements in obtaining external competitive research grants; (iv) a successful track record in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (v) experience in academic and administrative leadership positions.
  • The appointee will (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) conduct independent and/or collaborative research projects with external grant support; (c) supervise research postgraduate students; and (d) assume major academic and administrative leadership roles.
  • Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidate with substantial experience may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith.
  • Review of applications will begin in December 2016 and will continue until the post is filled.
  • Application Procedure: The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.
  • 2/14: Job reposted on Chronicle Vitae and on University website with same text but added note: "Review of applications is in progress and will continue until the post is filled. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (Ref. no. 160001TJ) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance."

Colgate University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 05 November 2016)Edit

  • The Music Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream assistant professor position in musicology with a secondary field in ethnomusicology, beginning fall, 2017. Completion of the Ph.D. in musicology is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include courses in music history and ethnomusicology and may include music appreciation and music theory courses. Active performer preferred. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in university programs, including the Colgate Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Candidates should also describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body further the University’s educational mission.
  • Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters are submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8117.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Invitation for phone interview. (11/17/2016)
  • Invitation for campus interview. (12/1/2016)

College of DuPage: Full-time Faculty - Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 04 November 2016)Edit

  • Function of Position: College of DuPage seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to teach Music courses starting in August 2017. Additional duties include advising students, curriculum development and committee work. Primary teaching responsibilities to include courses in Music Appreciation, World Music, and American Music, with possibilities for teaching courses in Fundamentals of Music, Special Topics or other areas, depending upon credentials, interest and availability. Teaching within the discipline may include using various modalities such as traditional, hybrid, and online.
  • Opportunities may exist to teach a flexible schedule that may include teaching assignments during days, evenings, weekends and on-line or hybrid instruction.
  • Duties of Position: Teaching at College of DuPage is enhanced and enlivened through institutional support of faculty creatively engaging in instructional development, research to improve student learning and remaining current in their field of specialty.
  • Qualifications for Music Faculty: Master’s Degree in Music required with a preference in musicology, ethnomusicology or related concentration. Teaching at the college level required. Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.
  • To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, a cover letter including a list of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and current curriculum vita.
  • Video interview requested (4/5) x3
  • (4/24) Campus interview requested

College of the Sequoias: Music Professor (Deadline: 23 March 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Position: 5426-f-02-17
  • Opening Date: February 8, 2017
  • Closing Date: March 23, 2017
  • Full-time, Tenure-Track Position Beginning August 11, 2017
  • College of the Sequoias (COS) Community College District is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in Music beginning August 11, 2017. Course assignments may include but are not limited to:
Music Theory/Musicianship
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation - History, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Folk, Music of the World
  • This position will require teaching and guiding music majors and non-majors from beginning through advanced music theory as well as music fundamentals and various music appreciation courses. The assignment may include evening classes, weekends and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.
  • Participation in the governance of the college by way of committee assignments is encouraged. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a required number of office hours to meet student needs, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, justice and appreciation for diversity throughout our College.
  • Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
Master's in music, music education, music performance OR
Bachelor's in music, music education, music performance AND Master's in Fine Arts, Humanities, or Musicology OR
The equivalent AND
Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Conditions of Employment: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Initial placement with Master's degree ranges from $57,943 to $76,393. Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents and $100,000 employee life insurance is provided. Retirement Plan provided. Contract period is for ten (10) months during the regular academic year beginning August 2017 through May 2018. Pre-service orientation and/or inservice meetings will be offered in August 2017. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and member- ship in the College of the Sequoias Teachers Association (COSTA) or payment of a service fee is required.
  • Screening Procedure: Only complete application packages will be evaluated by the screening committee as soon as possible after the closing date. Application materials will be evaluated to determine how fully the applicant meets the Desirable Qualifications. This evaluation process will determine which applicants will be invited for an interview including a teaching demonstration. The most successful interviewees will be invited to a second interview with the College Superintendent/President.
  • All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following materials which must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline, March 23, 2017 / 4:30 p.m.
Completed COS academic/administrative application form
Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
Cover Letter to include personal evidence of selected desirable qualities listed above
Resume
Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/ university work (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts required upon employment.
Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.
  • Submit to: Linda Reis, (559) 730-3867, LindaRei@cos.edu
Human Resource Services
Position: 5426–f–02–17
College of the Sequoias CCD
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia Building, Room 5
Visalia, CA 93277

College of William and Mary: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 14 November 2016) FILLED: Lauron J. Kehrer, Eastman School of Music ABDEdit

  • Present Position Number: F0915W
  • Role Title: Assistant Professor/9-Mth
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a full-time, tenure eligible position in musicology/ethnomusicology at the Assistant Professor level. The department seeks an outstanding scholar with a research focus on American popular music and expertise in critical and cultural theory especially regarding intersections of music, race, gender, and sexuality. Teaching responsibilities will include survey courses in American popular music as well as lecture courses and seminars according to individual research interests and larger departmental needs.
  • Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will maintain a research program in their field(s) of interest and demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of a dynamic music department through departmental and college-wide service. The candidate should also possess a strong interest in advancing the goals of the discipline of music within the context of a liberal arts curriculum.
  • Required Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology at the time of appointment (August 10, 2017).
  • Preferred Qualifications: The Music Department especially welcomes applications from individuals who have an interest in creating and teaching courses in the newly-adopted general education curriculum, known as COLL.
  • Job Open Date: 10/14/2016
  • Review Begin Date: 11/14/2016
  • Special Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. The position is listed under “Instructional Faculty.” Submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 14. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
  • 12/18 Skype interview scheduled/request for more material
  • Anyone else get a request? (12/28)
  • Position filled: Lauron J. Kehrer, ABD Eastman School of Music (4/27)

Collin College: Full-time Professor - Music (Deadline: 31 January 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: FT Professor- Music (Fall 2017)
  • Salary Range: $50,000.00 - $61,845.00
  • Location: Spring Creek Campus - Plano, TX 75074 US (Primary)
  • Education: Master's Degree
  • Requirements: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, indicating a major and/or 18 graduate hours in Music History or Music Theory. Ph.D. or DMA desired. Community college or university teaching experience in Music Appreciation/History is required. Community college or university teaching experience in one or more of the following instructional areas preferred: Instrumental ensemble direction (e.g., strings, winds and/or percussion), Traditional Music Theory sequence (e.g., aural skills, class piano, music theory and analysis), Applied Instruction (e.g., strings, brass, woodwinds, and/or percussion), American Music History.
  • Candidates who have their completed materials submitted by January 31, 2017 will be given priority.
  • Any word on this? (3/18)
  • 3/30 I tried to apply the day before the deadline in January, but the job had been removed from their website. Did anyone have success applying to this?  
  • 4/3 - I successfully applied on 1/25 but have not heard anything since.

Columbia College Chicago: Faculty Director (Associate/Full Professor), Center for Black Music Research (Deadline: 31 January 2017)Edit

  • Columbia College Chicago, an urban institution of 8,200 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting, is pleased to invite nominations and applications for an established scholar to serve in a dual appointment as Director of the Center for Black Music Research and Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Music. The starting date for the position is August 16, 2017.
  • We seek a dynamic individual to provide intellectual and programmatic leadership for the Center for Black Music Research at this critical juncture in its history and to move the Center forward in a manner that sustains its global outreach and extends its record of facilitating, producing, and supporting scholarship that documents the black music experience across regions and cultures of the world. We also seek a forward thinking scholar and educator who can contribute to the Music Department's ongoing development of innovative curriculum that places African-American expressive traditions at the very heart of contemporary musical practice.
  • DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of serving as the Director of the Center for Black Music Research include setting the research and programming agenda of the Center, managing the Center's relationship with the Columbia College Library and campus community, establishing community partnerships and pursuing external funding opportunities that will help the Center become sustainable for the long term, and engaging with the CBMR's robust international network of scholars and related research institutions. The responsibilities also require developing new curricular and co-curricular connections between the College's academic departments and CBMR collections and programming.
  • The responsibilities of a tenured faculty member in Music are to contribute significantly over the course of his or her academic career to the mission of the College in the fundamental areas of teaching and teaching- related activity; to engage in an active program of scholarly and/or creative practice, and to provide service to the College, the profession, and the community. We seek a forward-thinking pedagogue and scholar/practitioner who will contribute to the Music Department's ongoing development of innovative curriculum that positions African-American expressive traditions at the heart of contemporary musical practice. The 12-month position will carry a 50-percent teaching load reduction of three Music Department courses during the academic year. All full-time music faculty are expected to contribute to the future planning and ongoing administration of the academic enterprise of the Music Department, the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and Columbia College Chicago as a whole.
  • This teaching load is contingent upon success in fundraising, grant writing, setting the Center's research and programming agenda, and connecting the Center in deeper ways to the College's academic departments. The teaching load will be reviewed every three years based on these criteria.
  • Qualifications:
Terminal degree or a high level of comparable professional experience in a music-related field, such as Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Composition, or Performance; Africana Studies, or in a related field
A tenured appointment at an accredited institution, with evidence of success in teaching and in research and/or creative activity
Demonstrated expertise and track record of publication in one or more areas of black music research
A robust record of scholarly and/ or pedagogical research, presentations, and publications on topics addressing music of the African diaspora
Proven experience and success in fundraising, grant writing, and management of grants
Administrative skills in budget and personnel management
  • Application Materials: Cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (minimum); Review of applications begins January 31 and continues until the position is filled.
  • 4/1 any movement here?

Concordia College, Ann Arbor: Music Faculty, Worship Arts (Deadline: 06 February 2017)Edit

  • Concordia University Ann Arbor seeks applicants for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position in Music beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. This position is in the School of Arts and Sciences located on the Ann Arbor, MI campus.
  • Responsibilities: The primary teaching responsibilities will be to serve as director of the campus Worship Arts Leadership program, providing curricular oversight to both the Worship Arts Leadership and Contemporary Christian Music minors. The successful candidate will be dedicated to fostering a culture of musical excellence amongst students. The position is contained in the Music Department, and specific responsibilities would include: Teach academic courses in music depending on the candidate's interest and expertise, as well as departmental need (church music, musicology, music theory/composition, performance, or related field); Coordinate and provide music for daily worship in chapel, collaborating with the campus ministry staff; Develop and rehearse student ensembles for worship performance that support and encourage congregational singing representing a variety of contemporary musical styles and approaches; Recruit prospective students, and advise current students, for academic programs in Worship Arts Leadership and Contemporary Christian Music.
  • The successful candidate will also connect meaningfully with area churches and pastors, serving Concordia and its partners in the church with worship resources and knowledge. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the LCMS Michigan District to develop and implement a professional development program in WAL for current church workers. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to remaining informed of current developments in contemporary worship music at both a scholarly and practical level, through engagement with appropriate professional organizations, conferences, or publications.
  • Education and Experience: Earned Master's degree in Music required at the Instructor level. Doctorate in Music or substantial progress towards a terminal degree is preferred and is required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Earned doctorate is required for advancement. At least three years' experience directing contemporary worship music in some capacity is also required. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod membership required.
  • In addition to completing the online application for employment, candidates must upload all the following materials to their online application: Letter of Application and Curriculum Vitae; Philosophy of Christian Worship; Links to online video or audio recordings of 15 minutes of representative worship utilizing Contemporary Christian Music performance; Copies of academic transcripts.
  • For questions about the position, please contact Dr. William Perrine, e-mail: william.perrine@cuaa.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, faculty, exempt position. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Concordia health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Concordia College, Moorhead: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 15 January 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor in Music
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Employment Status: Full Time (FTE = 1.0)
  • Secondary Employment Status: Tenure Eligible
  • Benefits Eligible? Yes
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, Music Department seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Primary teaching duties are within the core musicianship area (aural skills, theory) and within one or more of the following areas of specialization: Composition, Music Theory, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology. A completed doctorate (or ABD) in one of the aforementioned areas of specialization is expected. The department seeks a teacher-scholar with a passion for teaching undergraduates in a multi-faceted, liberal arts environment. The successful applicant will have experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching musicianship classes, wide-ranging intellectual and musical interests that might serve the music department’s broadening curriculum and educational goals, outstanding communication/oral skills, and rich experiences in the musical arts outside the traditional curriculum. The department is interested in applicants who have had experience working with diverse populations.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching musicianship classes (aural skills, music theory). Doctoral degree (or ABD) in one or more of the following areas: Composition, Music Theory, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teacher-scholar with a passion for teaching undergraduates in a multi-faceted, liberal arts environment. Wide-ranging intellectual and musical interests that might serve the music department’s broadening curriculum and educational goals. Rich experiences in the musical arts outside the traditional curriculum. Outstanding communication and oral skills. Experience working with diverse populations
  • Position Opening Date: 11/08/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Screening Begins: 01/15/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications may be submitted online at: http://hr.cord.edu. A cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, and three letters of recommendation are requested. Supplemental materials will be solicited later in the search process. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to articulate their sympathy with the mission of a Lutheran (ELCA) liberal arts college. Starting Date: August, 2017.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • From theory wiki: (2/23) Additional materials requested
  • From theory wiki: (3/23) Skype interview requested
  • From theory wiki: (5/12) Position has been filled

Dickinson College: Assistant Professor of Music (Voice) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Dickinson College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the area of Voice (all voice types considered) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July 2017. Dickinson is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with approximately 2300 students. It is located in historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which is 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. We seek an accomplished singer or an accomplished singer/scholar. This position will be responsible for teaching liberal arts undergraduates studio voice. Depending on credentials, other teaching responsibilities will include a first-year seminar, and may also include courses within the following areas of expertise: vocal health and physiology, vocal pedagogy, music theory/history/ethnomusicology, or other core courses in the department curriculum depending on areas of expertise.
  • A doctorate in music (DMA, DM or PHD), or equivalent professional performing experience, and successful experience teaching at an advanced level are required (ABD with projected completion date prior to appointment start will be considered). Candidates must show evidence of a professional career in the area of voice or opera, and must possess a commitment to the teaching and recruitment of high-caliber students. Exemplary musicianship, demonstrated experience in teaching, and evidence of ongoing performance or scholarship are required. A scholarly interest in teaching one of the following will be an asset: theory/music history/ethnomusicology, coaching voice for musicals and opera scenes, vocology or the technique of singing in a classroom setting.
  • An understanding of how the study of music contributes to a liberal arts education is essential. The ability to teach within the academic core curriculum is required. 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. All courses within the department are open to both majors and non-majors. Interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogical approaches are encouraged.
  • For further application information, see the link below:https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/3615
  • Contact information for queries: Stacy Rohrer, Music Department Coordinator: rohrers@dickinson.eduor Music Department Chair, Professor Jennifer Blyth: blyth@dickinson.edu
  • Posting Date: 11/28/2016, Application Review Start Date: 1/05/2017 (Open until filled), Posting number: F00091, Proposed start date: 7/01/2017
  • Please submit the following: -Cover Letter -Curriculum Vitae -Three Letters of recommendation -Teaching: Sample Syllabus of one-page statement of teaching philosophy -Scholarship: Depending on areas of expertise: Four video/audio examples of performance work of different styles. Peer-reviewed scholarship Two examples of written work (can include program, program notes, or grant proposal) One-page research statement.
  • Posted to SEM-L 1/11/17

Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 November 2016) FILLED: Roseen Giles, University of Toronto 2016Edit

  • The Department of Music at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Musicology at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, appointment to begin August 1, 2017
  • Position: Assistant / Associate Professor of Musicology
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in musicology; participate actively in the profession; advise Ph.D. dissertations; share in departmental responsibilities; advise and curate activities of the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC)
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 2017. A Ph.D. in Musicology is required, with specialization in some Early (pre-1725, i.e.) repertory; candidates who hold the Ph.D. in other areas of music studies are also encouraged to apply if they are active scholars of Early Music; demonstrable evidence of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor must be no more than four years out from promotion to Associate at the time of application for this position.
  • The search committee seeks scholars whose primary research area involves Early Music, defined as any music of the pre-1725 period. The successful candidate will have broad expertise in art music, fluent acquaintance with a range of musical repertories, and current developments in musicology. The committee is interested in candidates committed to linking the instruments in the DUMIC collection to undergraduate teaching and graduate research through imaginative pedagogy and public outreach. Additional substantive interests may include (but are not limited to) performance, history of technology, gender studies, queer theory, sound studies, or other recognized subfields within Musicology.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, two or three writing samples (one of which should be an article-length document), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation) to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7669. [edited incorrect URL 10/11/16]
  • Applications received by November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.
  • 12/19 What is going on here?
  • 1/10 Skype interview requested
  • 3/14 Position filled: Roseen Giles

Duquesne University: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor - Musicology (Deadline: 24 February 2017) FILLED: Christopher Lynch, University at Buffalo 2013Edit

  • The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University seeks a gifted, energetic, and collegial musicologist with proven excellence in teaching for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music in the Department of Musicianship, beginning August 2017.
  • The Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor will teach the first segment of the required Western music history sequence for music majors (covering Antiquity to 1750) and possibly another segment of the sequence, Enjoyment of Music (a music appreciation class for non-majors), and at least one graduate elective in the applicant's area of specialization. One of the graduate electives may need to be taught online. The Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor will also participate in and contribute to the community of music faculty as a valued colleague.
  • The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department of scholars, composers, and performers who engage in creative work and research that seeks to advance the discipline. The holder of this position will be fulfilling the teaching duties of a member of the department who will be on Professional Leave of Absence in 2017-18.
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD in musicology; record of excellence in undergraduate teaching; ability to engage performers within a School of Music environment; demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching, including non-majors.
  • Preferred qualifications: completed doctorate; active scholarly agenda
  • Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
  • We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
  • Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, phone, and email) for three confidential references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/40454
  • Application deadline: February 24, 2017. Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Binder, email: binderb@duq.edu
  • Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
  • 3/10 Request for phone interview 
  • 3/28 References contacted following phone interview
  • 4/12 Offer made and accepted

Duquesne University: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor - Ethnomusicology or Musicology (Deadline: 24 February 2017) FILLED: Meghan Hynson, UCLA 2015Edit

  • The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University seeks a gifted, energetic, and collegial ethnomusicologist or musicologist with proven excellence in teaching both Western and non-Western music for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music in the Department of Musicianship, beginning August 2017.  The Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor will teach undergraduate surveys of World Music (for music majors), a segment of the required Western music history sequence (for music majors), Music Cultures of the World (for non-majors), Enjoyment of Music (a music appreciation class for non-majors), and at least one graduate elective in the applicant's area of specialization. One of the graduate electives may need to be taught online. The Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor will also participate in and contribute to the community of music faculty as a valued colleague. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department of scholars, composers, and performers who engage in creative work and research that seeks to advance the discipline.
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD in ethnomusicology or musicology; record of excellence in undergraduate teaching that covers both Western and non-Western musical traditions; ability to engage performers within a School of Music environment; demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching, including non-majors.
  • Preferred qualifications: completed doctorate; active scholarly agenda. 
  • Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC ( http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
  • We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, phone, and email) for three confidential references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/40450
  • Application deadline: February 24, 2017. Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Binder, email: binderb@duq.edu
  • Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
  • 3/7: Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 4/20: Rejection email indicating another candidate has accepted position. (x2)
  • 5/5: Word on the street is that the current VAP decided to stay for an additional year

Durham University: Assistant Professor in Music (fixed-term, 3 years) (Deadline: 26 May 2017)Edit

  • Job Specification: 005746
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Company: Durham University
  • Department: Department Of Music
  • Grade 7/8: (£32,004-£38,183)/(£39,324-£46,924)
  • Assistant Professor in Music (fixed-term)
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a three-year fixed-term Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology, tenable from 1 October 2017.
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching in the field of musicology, including analysis. The Assistant Professor will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum (lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops) at UG and PG Level.
  • Closes midday on: 26-May-2017
  • Click on the link(s) below to view documents: Job description

Durham University: Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Musicology (Deadline: 30 May 2017)Edit

  • 005788
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Company: Durham University
  • Department: Department Of Music
  • Position Type: Academic
  • Grade 7: £32,004 - £38,183
  • Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Musicology
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a full-time permanent Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Historical Musicology, tenable from 1 September 2017. The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching in the fields of historical musicology and musical techniques, including foundational teaching in harmony, counterpoint and analysis. The Assistant Professor (Teaching) will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum (lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops) at UG and PG Level. The successful candidate will also be expected to be involved in pedagogical research and development.
  • Closes midday on: 30-May-2017
  • Click on the link(s) below to view documents: Job Description

Durham University: Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Durham University 12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Durham University 12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Job Purpose: To conduct post-doctoral research in the context of the Priory Library Digitisation Project. This project, entitled ‘Durham Priory Library Recreated’, is a collaboration between Durham Cathedral and Durham University for the digitisation of 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed books belonging to the pre-Reformation Cathedral Library and dating from the seventh century AD onwards. The fellow will work on material that has been, or is being, digitised in one of five (overlapping) research areas: (1) History of the Book; (2) Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being; (3) Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry; (4) Science, Knowledge and the Natural World; (5) Digital Recreations (for more information about these areas, see www.dur.ac.uk/imems/durhampriory/).
  • Please note the Shortlisting for this vacancy will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 20th January 2017.
  • Close Date: 09-Jan-2017
  • Posted to AMS-L 12/14


East Carolina University: Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor of Musicology (Deadline: 03 March 2017) FILLED: Miguel J. Ramirez, University of Chicago 2009Edit

  • Position #001483
  • Advertising Department: MUSIC, SCHOOL OF
  • Job Title: Teaching Asst Professor
  • Working Title: MUSICOLOGY - TEACHING ASSIST. PROFESSOR/TEACHING INSTRUCTOR
  • Job Description: Primary responsibilities will be to teach music-history courses for undergraduate music majors and service courses for undergraduate non-majors. Develop and teach online courses as needed. Additional responsibilities, based on candidate's areas of interest/expertise, may include introductory theory or musicianship, graduate-level music-history seminars. Appropriate university service is expected. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in any area of historical musicology required, but ABD with significant qualifications may be considered for initial employment as Teaching Instructor. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching (including instruction in writing) and evidence of engagement in research/creative activity in one's discipline.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: At least two years' full-time teaching experience is desirable.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit an electronic candidate profile in order to be considered for the position, to www.jobs.ecu.edu.
  • Candidates must also upload the following items:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
List of at least five references with title and complete contact information
500-1000 word essay detailing the candidate's views on what instructional methods and priorities are likely to be effective for teaching music history in a public university environment. Applicants: please include in this statement any experience relevant to teaching online courses, especially service (i.e., "music-appreciation") courses.
  • Please mail copies of unofficial transcripts to:
Dr. Kevin Moll, Search Chair
Musicology Search
East Carolina University
School of Music, Mail Stop 506
AJ Fletcher Music Center
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
  • Additional materials may be requested after initial screening, including samples of research/creative activity. Current letters of recommendation (original hard copies) and official transcripts will be required of finalists to the position.
  • Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
  • Job Open Date: 02-01-2017
  • Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-03-2017
  • 5/14: Rejected received via snail mail, hire (Miguel J. Ramirez, University of Chicago) announced.

Eastman School of Music: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, 1-year (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • University of Rochester
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Ethnomusicology Vacancy
  • The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester invites applications for a full-time, one-year Ethnomusicology position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2017. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology; area of specialization is open. Candidates able to design graduate and undergraduate topics courses on more than one repertory or area of study (including Western art music) will be preferred. The cover letter should discuss undergraduate topics courses and graduate seminars the applicant is qualified to teach.
  • Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. To receive full consideration, please submit pdfs of your cover letter and curriculum vitae to EthnomusicologySearch -at- esm.rochester.edu (subject: “Ethnomusicology Search”) and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Candidates should be prepared to submit a teaching video URL upon request.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/29
  • Request for extra materials 12/21 (x2)
  • Request for Skype interview 1/30

Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor/Humanities/Music/Tenure Track (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 14 September 2016) FILLED: Jonathan Harvey, Univ. of Connecticut 2015 (DMA Conducting)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.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching workload (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year, and preparation for classroom instruction. Participate in academic advising. Continuing scholarship and professional activities which include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, research demonstrated by published or unpublished work, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community. Shared participation in scheduled orientation and registration programs. Attendance at university functions, including commencement, convocation and faculty, committee and departmental meetings. 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. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment.
  • Requirements: Doctorate required, with experience and expertise in choral conducting. Expertise in teaching core appreciation, history, and specialty courses in music. Experience in classroom academics at the university level. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching. Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Additional Information: Shift Information: Full time, Tenure Track, 9 month benefitted MSCA Unit position NEW 10/11/16 beginning in January, 2017.
  • Priority Review: Review begins immediately and remains open until the close date of October 14, 2016.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and the MCSA bargaining agreement.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and portfolio along with you application for review and consideration. If chosen for an on-campus interview, three professional reference letters will be required.
  • 10/11/16 - on their application site it says this job begins January 2017, anyone have confirmation of that? There's no contact info on this job of someone to ask.
  • 10/11/16 (2) - I called the HR department and confirmed that this job has a January 2017 start date, FYI. Start date was not listed here or on other sites.
  • 10/11 (3) - Moderator note - that bit of information was added between when I posted the job on the wiki and today. I've now added it above.

Garden City Community College: Music History Online Adjunct Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Qualifications: A minimum educational requirement of a master’s degree in Music or a master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Music. Previous teaching experience and/or closely related work experience is also preferred.
  • Scope of job: The online adjunct instructor works cooperatively with the Division Director and with other college personnel in following through on stated policies and procedures. The adjunct instruction is responsible for facilitating, guiding and evaluating student learning.
  • Assignment: Reports directly to the appropriate Division Director and/or Dean of Academics.
  • Salary: $500.00 per credit hour, based on the part-time instructor pay scale.
  • Apply: Apply as soon as possible. Position will remain open until filled.
  • Application process: To complete the application process, candidates must submit: Application letter expressing interest in position. Complete online application at www.hrepartners.com, Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial college transcripts and/or appropriate certificates
  • Contact:
Human Resources Office
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-0362; FAX (620) 276-9573
E-mail hr@gcccks.edu

George Washington University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 March 2017 Open until filled)Edit

  • Posting Number: F001074 F001102
  • Academic Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Music History Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Rank: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
  • Specialty: Music History/Ethnomusicology
  • Contract Type: Tenure Track
  • Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2017
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Position Description Summary: The Department of Music at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning as early as Fall 2017. The Department of Music is a core player in the Corcoran’s exploration of new educational and scholarly models.
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to teach courses on historical periods and cultural topics in music; the candidate will be expected to take an active service role in the Department, including advising students and participating in Departmental strategic planning.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph. D. in hand at the time of appointment and have an established record of teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidates must be committed to research that crosses traditional boundaries, to collaborative partnerships in scholarship, to interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, and to community building inside and outside the academy. The successful candidate must have a strong research background in music of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on music of the Americas, music of the African diaspora, or Western art or popular music. Within this background, scholars must have interests in related topics, such as sound studies, gender and sexuality, heritage and cultural policy, spatiality, and body studies. Applicants must have an ability to offer courses across a broad historical or topical range.
  • Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete the online faculty application and upload a cover letter, CV, Sample Publication that is a research essay or chapter, and Statement of Teaching Interest to include a short statement of the relationship between your research and your teaching. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to Robert Baker, Committee Chair, rbaker@gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin on 3/15/17 immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
    • 3/16/2017: From GWU, the following: "Due to an administrative error in the posting for the position in Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology at George Washington University, we are going to close and reopen the search.  You may receive an automated email from the system, but you should disregard this. You are welcome to apply to the new posting. We will notify you when the new posting is available."
    • (3/17) The new posting appears to now be available here
  • 3/19 Moderator note: Above posting updated (including link to job ad) with changes marked in bold.
  • 4/21 Any news here?
  • 4/18 Heard that campus visits scheduled
  • 4/25, Sigh....
  • 4/28 Rejection email received (x2)
  • 5/1 Haven't heard anything - anyone else?

Green River College: Ethnomusicology Instructor (Deadline: 17 March 2017) SEARCH FAILED/EXTENDEDEdit

  • Job Title: Ethnomusicology Instructor - Tenure Track
  • Closing Date/Time: Fri. 03/17/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications
  • Job Type: Tenure Track Faculty
  • Location: Main Campus - 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, Washington
  • Green River College seeks an Instructor of Ethnomusicology to teach music appreciation courses which may include: Music in World Culture, History of Jazz, American Popular Music or Classical Music. The successful candidate will also develop a performing ensemble which may be an ethnic drumming class or guitar seminar. The candidate will also create curriculum for new courses in the music department directly related to their specialty in Ethnomusicology. We seek an instructor who embraces the community and technical college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
  • Position Responsibilities: Teach music appreciation courses. Create new curriculum and teach courses focused on their field of study. Create a performance-based class in ethnic drumming or guitar. Advise students, serve on committees and perform other duties as outlined in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement. Participate in college and division professional activities. Maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships within the Music Department, the Fine Arts Division, and the Green River College campus community.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology or the Anthropology of Music. Experience teaching college-level music classes. Experience as a performing drummer or guitar player. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators. Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent in Ethnomusicology or the Anthropology of Music. Two years' experience (part-time or full-time) successfully teaching Music in World Culture, History of Jazz, American Popular Music or Classical Music courses at the college level as the instructor of record. Participation in professional organizations. Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities. Demonstrated experience with underrepresented and underserved communities.
  • Supplemental Information: This is a full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2017, continuing with annual nine month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience. GRC is an agency shop.
  • APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Cover letter specifically and clearly addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. CV/Resume. Copies of transcripts documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees and all relevant coursework (originals required upon hire)
  • At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.
  • 4/20 Campus interview scheduled (x3)
  • 5/9 Campus interviews this week and last. Seven candidates total.
  • 6/5 Rejection email and notice that the search has been extended.
  • 6/7 Did they say if they're going back to the application pool and trying to fill the position before Fall 2017, or are they extending the search into next year?
  • 6/17 New search posted on next year's wiki page.

Hampden-Sydney College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 December 2016) FILLED: Victor Szabo, University of Virginia 2015Edit

  • Faculty Job Posting: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
  • The Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College invites application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Music, beginning Fall 2017. We seek a candidate with excellent general teaching abilities. The applicant will be a specialist in both music theory and musicology, with the ability to teach theory fundamentals as well as theory for music minors, and music history survey and topics courses. A third area of competence in world music topics, composition, and/or electronic music is a benefit. Candidates interested in contributing to program-building in the music area will be given preference.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. at the time of hire, 2-3 years of teaching experience, and an active program of professional development and scholarship.
  • Application Instructions: Upload the requested documents via Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 12/15 Looks like there is a pretty strong inside candidate for this one.
  • 1/24 From Theory wiki: Request for Skype interview (x2).
  • 2/7 Invitation for campus interview.

Harris Stowe State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 17 October 2016)Edit

  • Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
  • The Department of Humanities at Harris-Stowe State University is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Music. The successful candidate must possess an earned Doctorate in Music from an accredited university and have at least two years of teaching experience at the College or University level. The successful candidate must be available to teach day, night or weekend classes. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in humanities program review and make necessary revisions. He or she will be also be expected to mentor and advise students. The normal teaching load is 4-4, with scholarly productivity (i.e., belonging to professional societies, studying contemporary pedagogy, and conference presentations) and service expected (i.e. participate in university, department and community activities). The ability to recruit students for choir and other artistic performances is essential. We especially welcome candidates with interests in our humanistic core curriculum which will be working closely with the Harris-Stowe State University Wolf Jazz Institute and explore issues of African American music, diversity, and social justice.
  • The position will start in August 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current vitae, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, and three letters of reference and three tapes or recordings of performance through our website posting at HSSU.Edu.
  • Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.
  • Please submit your application on line at www.hssu.edu. Submit your application using either Chrome or Firefox when applying, as our system works most smoothly with these browsers. Please check to ensure documents are in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .ascii, .pdf, or html.
  • Please No Phone Calls: Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status.

Harvard University: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 28 October 2016) FILLED: Braxton D. Shelley, University of Chicago ABDEdit

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology, with a global perspective on music and expertise in critical approaches to historiography and/or popular music. Ideally, the scholar in this position will be able to move between the spheres of musicology and ethnomusicology and will do at least some of their research beyond the Western European canon and/or will have a critical perspective on that tradition. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include seminars for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as introductory courses for non-concentrators.
  • Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.
  • Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
  • Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7138). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 28, 2016; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. When your application is submitted to this system, your reference letter writers will receive a prompt asking them to upload a letter as soon as possible. Please make sure they are informed well before you submit.
6. One publication or unpublished writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, including footnotes.
  • Contact Information
Professor Anne Shreffler, Search Committee
Harvard University Department of Music
3 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email: evakim@fas.harvard.edu
  • 9/28 Does anyone know if this position is genuinely tenure-track? Historically junior faculty at Harvard generally did not receive tenure, more or less as a rule. I know that Yale has moved towards a model of providing an actual path for tenure for newly-hired assistant professors, and I wonder if Harvard might follow suit.
  • 10/11 This is indeed a tenure track position.
  • 12/27 Word on the street is that they've moved on to interviews.
  • 4/1 any update on this?
  • 4/8: Announced on 4/5 on the Harvard music department website that the position will be filled by Braxton D. Shelley (University of Chicago ABD) (link to announcement )
  • 4/9: What a fabulous hire! Congratulations! (x5)
  • 4/12 Remainder of comments moved to "General Discussion" section below.

Haverford College: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2017 (see http://www.haverford.edu/HHC/mellon_post-doctoral_program/index.php for details). The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) seeks a scholar interested in the history, nature, and artistic representation of melancholia. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests.
  • During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar, led by Professor Richard Freedman (musicology), that will bring together faculty with a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including literary, musical, and visual studies, as well as the history of the emotions, cognition, and medicine. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this seminar, which will use melancholia (and how it has been explained) as a focal point of inquiry into works of art: their modes of representation, their genesis, and their place in a broader scheme of cultural prestige. (For a more detailed description, see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/faculty-seminars.)
  • In the second year, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to his or her scholarly field funded by the Hurford Center. During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Mellon Fellow will teach one course at the introductory/intermediate or advanced level and engage a diverse student body. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one for a broad-based introductory course and the other for a more specialized or advanced course.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two course proposals, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/38450. Candidates who earned their Ph.D. as early as 2012 or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 9, 2017 are eligible to apply. The position will begin in fall 2017.
  • Questions can be directed to Kerry Nelson (knelson@haverford.edu)
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/6

Hong Kong Baptist University: Associate Professor in Music (Deadline: 01 May 2017)Edit

  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • FACULTY OF ARTS, Department of Music
  • Associate Professor in Music (PR297/16-17)
  • The Department of Music now seeks outstanding applicants for one substantiable/tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor specialising in the field of historical performance studies (Western Classical Music after 1600).
  • The appointee is expected to fully engage in research works within his/her specialism. In addition, he/she should be able to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in historical performance practice, music history and other courses assigned by the Head of Department.
  • The appointee is expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.
  • Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD or equivalent), collegiate-level teaching experience, an outstanding record of scholarly outputs in historical performance studies, and a proven record of success in their chosen area of expertise.
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2017. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to 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 creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, 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.
  • 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.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 May 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Lecturer in Music (Music General Studies) (Deadline: 18 November 2016)Edit

  • Title: Lecturer in Music (Music General Studies)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track


  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Position Summary: Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester to music minors and general students in a broad range of subjects, and maintaining national visibility as a successful teacher and educator. Participation in appropriate committees and projects within the Jacobs School is expected.
  • Basic Qualifications: Completed doctorate in musicology and/or ethnomusicology is required; equivalent training will be given equal consideration. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher with the ability to teach courses in the classical and other repertoires, such as the music of the Central Asia, the Silk Road, or other non-western traditions. Experience in teaching non-music majors and disparate types and levels of general students in an interactive, exploratory style, and demonstrated ability to teach music theory and/or music appreciation, is desirable. The candidate should complement current faculty strengths and be recognized nationally for his/her work in the field.
  • Salary and Rank: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Rank: Lecturer; renewable, tenure-ineligible ten-month appointment. Initial three-year appointment within a potential probationary period not to exceed six years, followed by a series of roll [sic]
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application and curriculum vitae, along with contact information for three professional references. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen, (812) 855-5541, bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 11/18/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2017
  • 12/3 Request for Phone Interview (x2)
  • 1/25 Rejection email stating a short list has been determined (x2)

International Christian University: Faculty Position in Musicology (Western Music) (begins in 2018) (Deadline: 31 May 2017)Edit

  • International Christian University (ICU) is a private, bilingual liberal arts university with an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and graduate programs. ICU’s educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000 students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas. The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.
  • We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in musicology, with an emphasis on Western classical music. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the Graduate School.
  • Department/Program: Department of Humanities
  • Rank & Title: Assistant Professor or above
  • Employment: Full-time
  • Term of Employment
1. Assistant Professor: A tenure-track position for a five-year term (with the possibility of promotion to Associate Professor after a tenure evaluation at the end of the term).
2. Associate Professor & Professor: Employment until the mandatory retirement age of 65.
  • Employment Conditions
1. Salary: in accordance with ICU employment regulations
2. Allowances: available, in accordance with ICU employment regulations (e.g. commuting allowance)
3. Working hours: in accordance with ICU employment regulation
4. Social insurance: coverage by Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (PMAC), workers’ compensation, etc.
  • Qualifications
1. Ph.D. or equivalent in musicology or a related field is required.
2. Language of instruction: Japanese and English
3. Commitment to the University’s Christian mission
  • Deadline for Applications: Applications must arrive at the address written below no later than May 31 2017. (Deadline may be extended until a most appropriate candidate is found.)
  • Starting Date: April 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018
  • Selection Process: After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be requested to give a lecture and to be interviewed.
  • Notification of Decision: Applicants will be notified by letter.
  • Application materials:
1. Curriculum Vitae. The ICU CV format is available for download at URL.
2. List of Academic Publications (Do not send actual publications until requested.)
3. Names and contact information of three references and one person who can testify the applicant’s commitment to Christianity.
4. Cover letter describing why the applicant is appropriate for the position. (The letter must be submitted both in English and Japanese.)
  • An application package with all necessary materials should be sent by registered mail to:
Matt Gillan
Chair, Department of Humanities
International Christian University,
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
  • Write “Application for Position (Musicology)” on the envelope.
  • No email applications will be accepted.
  • Submitted application materials will not be returned. Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.
  • E-mail: music-search@icu.ac.jp
  • Additional Information: For inquiries, please contact the above e-mail address.
  • 6/16 This job is now on the 2018 page; please put any updates there. Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2017-18

Istanbul Technical University: Full-time instructor/foreign teaching faculty, Ethnomusicology (Spring 2018) (Deadline: 15 July 2017)Edit

  • Continuing (one-year renewable) position at the Center for Advanced Studies in Music. 
  • Salary rank: Instructor/Foreign Teaching Faculty.
  • The contract includes possible university housing (with very low rent). 
  • Start Date: 1 January 2018. 
  • Teaching responsibilities: four courses per semester. Candidates should be able to offer a general course on World Music, and courses in Transcription and Analysis, Foundations of Ethnomusicology, and Fieldwork, in addition to advising students and supervising Masters and Doctoral dissertations. There will also be the opportunity to develop new courses within the program. The language of instruction is English.
  • Located on the university's Macka campus, the Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) was established in 1999. It provides the only U.S.-style graduate music program in Turkey, and attracts top quality international students. MIAM offers a Masters degree in Music with specialties in Music Theory, Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Sound Engineering, Composition, Sonic Arts, Music Business and Management, and Performance. It also offers the Doctorate with concentrations in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music Theory, Sound Engineering, Composition, Sonic Arts, and Performance. In addition to teaching facilities, the Center houses a music library and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Istanbul Technical University is Turkey's oldest (established 1774) and among its most prestigious. Its alumni include presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders. A European City of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a vibrant metropolis of great historical and cultural interest.
  • Doctorate in Ethnomusicology preferred.
  • Send resume, cover letter, and three reference letters. All materials should be submitted electronically to: Paul Whitehead (whitehead@itu.edu.tr). Phone: +90-532-656-7281. Fax: +90-212-248-5316.
  • 6/16 This job is now on the 2018 page; please put any updates there. Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2017-18

John Brown University: Full-time Faculty, Music (Theory/History) (Deadline: 15 November 2016 Open until filled, posted 14 October 2016)Edit

  • John Brown University seeks a full-time faculty member of the pre-performance aspects of music beginning August 1, 2017. Responsibilities include teaching the majority of courses found in the music core curriculum – music theory, aural skills, music history/philosophy, and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Other teaching duties/responsibilities will be added as determined by the needs of the department and candidate’s expertise. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to academic advising of students, participation in departmental governance, performance at appropriate public events, and service on university committees.
  • Qualifications: An earned PhD or DMA in Music Theory or Musicology is recommended as well as significant and successful experience at the college level in teaching as demonstrated by student achievement and references given. Strong keyboard skills and expertise in a secondary area are preferred. Experience in teaching applied voice and a background in Music Education/Teacher Education with a current public school teaching license will be helpful. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to a multi-faceted music program within the context of a program of liberal arts education is necessary. Effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.
  • Salary: A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.
  • Important Dates: Position begins August 1, 2017. Screening process begins November 15, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. NEW 12/10 Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Applications: Submit electronically as attachments a letter of interest and vita to academicaffairs@jbu.edu,
  • John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. Phone: 479.524.7129. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • Sometime between 15 November and 10 December, deadline removed from ad and changed to "open until filled." Also, on 09 December, the position was reposted here: http://careers.cccu.org/jobs/8658904/music-theory-history

Kapi'olani Community College: Instructor, Music (tenure-track) (Deadline: 16 November 2016)Edit

  • Title: Instructor, CC (Music)
  • Position Number: 0084971
  • Location: Kapi'olani Community College
  • Date Posted: October 26, 2016
  • Closing Date: November 16, 2016
  • Salary Information: C2, minimum $4507/mo. Salary commensurate with qualifications and education.
  • Monthly Type: 9 Month
  • Tenure Track: Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Under general supervision, design, deliver and assess instruction in Music in World Culture and two or more of the following music appreciation, theory (general and pre-ed), guitar, ukulele, voice, piano and musical theater, with reference to course competencies and institutional and program level student-learning outcomes. Develop and/or update course content and materials and teaching and assessment strategies and methods to: improve student attainment of learning outcomes; address the learning needs of the college's diverse students; integrate thinking and writing skills into course content, as appropriate; and use technology to support instruction. Supervise music labs and equipment purchase and maintenance. Perform other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi and maintaining office hours for academic advising and for conferring with students about course work (one office hour per week per three-credit class).
  • Regular workload may include evening and weekend classes. Non-teaching duties include work collegially to provide service to the department and college; engage in public service related to one's professional status and/or expertise, engage in professional development, and engage in professional or scholarly activities related to one's discipline or teaching. Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's in Music or related field. Minimum qualification must be met by the effective date of appointment.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to teach Music in World Cultures and other lecture courses in Music. Demonstrated ability to teach two or more performance areas listed above. Successful community college/university level teaching as substantiated by student and peer assessments. History of active involvement in musical performance. Emphasis on continuing professional development. Evidence of ability to work in a collegial manner with peers, department chairs, and administrators. Evidence of experience integrating writing, technology, and thinking skills in teaching at the post-secondary level. Ability to write clear prose as substantiated by an attached one to two page statement and/or publication. Successful use of technology to support instruction inside and outside of the traditional classroom. Commitment to the mission and values of the community college with its open-door and multicultural population. Ability to initiate, execute, and complete projects, including setting specific objectives/competencies and measuring results. Experience with distance learning course presentation, development, and student assessment.
  • To Apply: Submit 1) Signed faculty or executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A application form (http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/forms/Application/Form27a.pdf), indicating the position numbers that the applicant would like to be considered for; 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable for application; however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be accepted. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; 4) Three original signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. *Application materials are to be sent to
Nawa`a Napoleon, Dean of Arts and Sciences
Kapi’olani CC
4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206
Honolulu, HI 96816
  • All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for an application to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833.
  • Inquiries: Nawa`a Napoleon, Dean of Arts and Sciences; 808-734-9472; nawaa@hawaii.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

King's College London: Lecturer in Nineteenth-century Music (Deadline: 23 May 2017)Edit

  • Reference: THW/17/059639/000576
  • Salary Details: £32,958 to £39,324 per annum
  • Allowances: Plus £2,623 London Allowance
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at lecturer level with expertise in any aspect of nineteenth-century music, broadly conceived, who is able to perform teaching, supervision and assessment duties on our BMus and MMus programmes, provide PhD supervision, and conduct high-quality original research.
  • The appointed candidate will be an excellent teacher who can develop and deliver teaching for core modules at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level, as well as contributing to the Department’s suite of optional modules.
  • As King’s is committed to research-led teaching, the appointee must be able to demonstrate an established or growing profile of excellent research. Finally, the appointee is expected to have the commitment and necessary competences to actively participate in the Department’s everyday administrative functions.
  • The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.
  • This duration of the post will be Indefinite. This is a Full-time 100% full time equivalent role.
  • The selection process will include a teaching / research presentation and a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 19 June 2017.
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
  • If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Martin Stokes, Email: martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk,

King's College London: Lecturer in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Music (Deadline: 20 April 2017)Edit

  • Reference: THW/17/059639/000438
  • Salary Details: Grade 6, £32,958 - £39,324 per annum
  • Allowances: plus £2,623 London Weighting
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at lecturer level with expertise in any aspect of twentieth-century and contemporary music, broadly conceived, who is able to perform teaching, supervision and assessment duties on our BMus and MMus programmes, provide PhD supervision, and conduct high-quality original research.
  • The appointed candidate will be an excellent teacher who can develop and deliver teaching for core modules at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level, as well as contributing to the Department’s suite of optional modules.
  • As King’s is committed to research-led teaching, the appointee must be able to demonstrate an established or growing profile of excellent research. Finally, the appointee is expected to have the commitment and necessary competences to participate actively in the Department’s everyday administrative functions.
  • The selection process will include a teaching / research presentation and a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held in late-May TBC.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Martin Stokes (martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk)
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1102
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on 20 April 2017.
  • 5/9 Any news here?

King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 20 November 2016) FILLED: Joanna Bullivant, University of Oxford 2009Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Music (1850 to present)
  • Reference: THW/16/059639/001376
  • Salary Details: Grade 6, £32,958 - £39,324 per annum 0.8 FTE
  • Allowances: + £2,623, London Weighting
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
  • Contract Term: Part time
  • The Department of Music at King’s College London is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Fellow on a part time (0.8 FTE), eight month fixed-term contract. The successful applicants will have strengths in the area of Music from 1850 to the present, and will deliver a first year introductory module on this area. They will have the ability to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate dissertations, as allocated by the Head of Department. We expect Teaching Fellows to be able to underpin their teaching with first-class scholarship and to contribute to the administration of the department.
  • 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.
  • Closing date: 20 November 2016

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Temporary, Part-time Faculty in Music History (Spring 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Katherine Kaiser, Stony Brook University 2015Edit

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 9,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.
  • The Department of Music at Kutztown University announces the following part-time temporary sabbatical replacement to teach part-time for the 2017 Spring Semester - Music History 1750-Present. Teach the second course in the two semester music history course sequence for music majors. Minimum requirements include a Masters in Music. Degree in Musicology or Music Literature preferred. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching ability will be required.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Send all materials to: Music History Search Committee, Department of Music, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. Electronic submissions may also be send to music@kutztown.edu with "Music History - Applicant's Last Name" in the subject line. Include letter of application, current resume, transcripts (copies accepted), and list of at least three references.
  • Posted 28 October 2016

Lansing Community College: FT Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: FT Assistant Professor - Music (Regular)
  • Position Number: FF9931
  • Job Description: Teach musicianship courses (theory & aural skills), private lessons on an instrument or voice, direct an ensemble, and develop/teach online courses in a variety of subjects including rudiments of music, jazz, rock, and classic music appreciation, observing current developments in the discipline and teaching methods. Create strong partnership/articulations with high schools and 4-years colleges and universities. Champion the implementation of newly developed plans for music curriculum through course and program coordination, and student advising. Contribute to program/department/division and college improvement and governance through participation in committees and meetings with a focus on continual improvement of program and college-wide learning outcomes. Participate in the mentoring and reviewing of peers. Must demonstrated commitment to the diversity of a multi-cultural population, as well as a capacity to work effectively in a team-based environment, adhering to the community college philosophy.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Music from a regionally accredited college or university; or, Master’s Degree (from a regionally accredited college or university) in a related field and a minimum of 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) of graduate-level coursework in the discipline. (Coursework information, if applicable, must be added as an attachment under Optional Documents – Additional Transcript and/or Coursework.)
  • Experience teaching at a college level (may include graduate teaching assistant).
  • Job Open Date: 02/01/2017
  • 2/24 This position has been removed from the LCC website.  Any insight?

Leeds College of Music: Part-time Lecturer - Popular Music (Deadline: 08 August 2016)Edit

  • Location: 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD
  • Salary: £30,738 to £46,414 per annum pro rata
  • Part Time / Term Time only
  • Hours per Week: 7
  • Weeks per Year: 20
  • Closing Date: Monday 08 August 2016
  • Interview Date: Wednesday 17 August 2016
  • Reference: 151670-R
  • The conservatoire is looking for a dynamic lecturer to deliver Contextual Studies seminars and/or lectures to undergraduate students on our Popular Music pathway. You will have first class musical and research skills, be passionate about teaching and care about developing and nurturing our students.
  • We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced lecturer with a good research background and a profile in original music performance, who will inspire and bring innovative practice to this progressive institute. The candidate should have an extensive performance and/or tutoring portfolio and be comfortable working within a wide range of popular music styles. The candidate will be delivering lectures and seminars to undergraduate pop students in the areas of Popular Musicology, Cultural Theory and Composition so experience and expertise in all these areas is essential.
  • Academic Travel Scheme is available for visiting lecturers who live over 40 miles outside of the conservatoire. This covers a contribution towards mileage, public transportation and accommodation.
  • Please click apply online to complete the online application form. You may wish to upload your CV in support of your application but please be aware that the shortlisting is completed against the criteria in the application form.
  • For more information specifically about the post, please contact Danny Cope, Curriculum Leader on 0113 222 3432 or d.cope@lcm.ac.uk The HR department is contactable by email jobs@lcm.ac.uk


Lehigh University: Professor and Chair of Music Department (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • Teaching responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for teaching most of the Western music history sequence for majors, minors, and some general students and offering at least one course per year in some aspect of non-Western music with non-major students as the target group. While serving as chair, the teaching load will be one course per semester.
  • Administrative responsibilities: Lehigh’s Music Department chair oversees eight full-time faculty, five full-time staff, and 40 private instructors and adjuncts. The chair encourages and supports the educational, scholarly, creative, and performance activity of the students and faculty, assesses faculty and staff performance, advocates for the department at the University and beyond, and manages the everyday workings of the department. The candidate should expect to lead a reassessment of the department curriculum in the first year as chair.
  • Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Reference Letters
  • Further Info: www.lehigh.edu/music
  • Ellen Lewis ell414@lehigh.edu
  • 610-758-3835
  • Lehigh University Music Department Search Committee
  • Zoellner Arts Center, Room 356
  • Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • 2/6 skype interview scheduled
  • 3/15 Glacial pace, dated and pompous department
  • 4/5 Have campus interviews been scheduled? I am working on the assumption they have moved on, but it is hard to know.
  • 5/9 Any news on this? I have a feeling they just started interviewing in May

Lehman College, City University of New York: Faculty, Open Rank (World Music) (Deadline: 18 November 2016)Edit

  • The Music Department of Lehman College City University of New York is seeking a dynamic faculty member with expertise in World Music with a preferred emphasis in Latin American, African, or Afro-Caribbean music. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate as well as graduate world music courses, building an innovative and collaborative curriculum that includes both academic and performance-oriented classes with links to other programs on campus, and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students through local, regional, and national outreach. The position includes shared responsibility for administrative, supervisory, and other departmental assignments. The applicant should have strong interpersonal skills to actively develop an outreach program, to build and maintain relationships with professional performing artists that further recruitment goals with all educational communities throughout the NY Metropolitan area. Faculty perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and demonstrated success in classroom teaching. We are seeking candidates who desire to contribute to a dynamic, growing Music program with a diverse student body and strong commitment to working with communities. Candidates should show promise of productive scholarship and/or creative achievement, the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution, activity in professional organizations and a strong commitment to students.
  • COMPENSATION: Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.
  • CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
  • Job Title: Faculty Open Rank - Music (School of Arts and Humanities)
  • Job ID: 15616
  • Candidates must attach a CV, cover letter, evidence of teaching success, and three professional references, (name, title, organization, and contact information).
  • For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.
  • For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of CVs will begin November 18, 2016 and continue until a candidate has been identified.
  • 11/10 This link is now broken (I also can't find the job listed at CUNY's horribly designed job search website: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL)
  • 11/11 Here's the ad still up on HigherEdJobs.com and Inside Higher Ed, but you're right that it seems to have disappeared from the CUNY jobs site. I couldn't find it searching either Job Title or Job ID. Since you had to apply using the CUNY jobs site, that means that applications can not longer be submitted, even though review isn't supposed to start until the 18th. Badly done CUNY!
  • 11/14 Job ad is back up here. If the direct link doesn't work, search for the Job ID (15616).
  • 12/19 Received invitation for video interview. x3
  • 4/12 Received generic rejection email.

Life University: Online Adjunct Faculty-Music Appreciation (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 24 January 2017)Edit

  • Online Adjunct Faculty-Music Appreciation
  • Description: The purpose of the faculty member is to fulfill the educational mission of the department, the college and the university in cooperation with the other members of the department and others in the university community.
  • Responsibilities: Comply with the Life University Honor Code as well as all university and college policies, including those in the Faculty Handbook. Complete the Life University online faculty orientation. Build online offerings in collaboration with the instructional designer using the Blackboard Learning Management System; incorporate the essential components of the Quality Matters rubric. Demonstrate faculty engagement through activities such as prompt and meaningful feedback to diverse student populations in a fair, objective, and consistent manner; initiate, facilitate, and interact in online discussion board forums; use rubrics and clear grading criteria; and adhere to stated timelines for assignment and course grading. Primarily responsible for the instruction, supervision and evaluation of students in the online classroom as well as course assessments for the department. Remotely participates in assessment activities. Utilize and post to Blackboard a CGUS course-approved syllabus for each course taught quarterly using the college template. Conduct courses in a professional manner, teaching the material that is present in the syllabus and course outline. Demonstrate continuous quality improvement in online learning including relevant instructional technologies used in teaching and through program/course review and assessment. Be present during posted virtual office hours. Office hours are for the primary purpose of communicating with students regarding the courses you are teaching. Appropriately maintain all necessary records for each course taught and maintains deadlines. Attend additional training and/or professional development opportunities remotely. Cultivate in oneself and others an attitude of helpfulness, personal commitment to building relationships, managing to the best solution, and user friendly always.
  • Requirements: Master's Degree from an accredited University. Demonstrated success in online teaching at an institution of higher education preferably with Blackboard. Experience in teaching online courses.
  • 2/24 This posting has been removed from both higheredjobs and from the university's employment site.

Loyola Marymount University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Instrumental Studies (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY -- Assistant Professor of Music History and Instrumental Studies in a National Association of Schools of Music accredited Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program.
  • Full-time tenure track position beginning August, 2017. Ph.D. in Musicology required. The Instrumental Studies program consists of piano, percussion, guitar, and orchestral strings. Teach the upper division, 3-semester undergraduate Music History survey that fulfills Writing, Oral Communication, and Information Literacy requirements in the University Core. Background in music technology desirable. Have performing/ directing expertise in one of the above instrumental areas, teach Instrumental Pedagogy, and a First Year Seminar. University-level teaching experience required. Demonstrable effectiveness in music administration desirable.
  • The LMU community comprises faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and goals, three letters of reference, up-to-date academic transcripts, and teaching evaluations (preferably two years of evaluations scanned as PDFs on a disk/flash drive) to Dr. Mark Saya, Chair, Department of Music, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive MS-8347, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659; e-mail: msaya -at- lmu.edu
  • Application deadline: November 1, 2016.
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/3
  • 10/9 The request for PDFs of evaluations on a disk/flash drive seems to indicate the desire for a hard copy of the application. Is this accurate I wonder...
  • 10/22 I e-mailed Dr. Mark Saya. Either e-mail or hard copy applications are accepted.
  • 10/22 (2): Thank you, 10/22, for that! This saves so much unnecessary work and paper!
  • 3/22: Did anything ever happen here?

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge: Instructor - Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 June 2017)Edit

  • Job Posting Title: Instructor - Music
  • Position Type: Other Academic
  • Department: LSUAM College of Music and Dramatic Arts (Todd Queen (00009394))
  • Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Pay Grade: Academic
  • The LSU School of Music seeks a full-time, one-year instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework. (100% teaching)
  • Minimum qualifications: Master's in Music or related field.
  • Special Instructions: Full-time Instructor in the School of Music
  • Posting Date: June 23, 2017
  • Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
  • HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 6/24 Anyone want to contact HR and ask WHAT this position is supposed to teach?

MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 31 January 2017) FILLED: Name(s) unknownEdit

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
  • The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will collaborate with MIT faculty and invited guests on the production of an international symposium and a publication issuing from the event (please see “Seeing / Sounding/ Sensing,” Experience and “Being Material”). Additional duties of the CAST Fellow include development of and teaching cross-disciplinary courses or workshops, and possibly supervision of undergraduate research opportunities (UROPs) at the intersection of the arts, science and technology.
  • Young scholars from any relevant field will be considered, but a demonstrated interest in working beyond one discipline is essential, and administrative experience and capabilities are required. Disciplines likely to yield competitive candidates may include (but are not limited to) anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history of science, musicology, performance history, or philosophy.
  • About CAST: Established in 2012 in the Office of the Provost with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has been renewed through 2020, the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology facilitates and creates opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists, engineers, scientists and scholars in the humanities. With Evan Ziporyn, Faculty Director, and Leila W. Kinney, Executive Director, CAST is a joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS). The Center is committed to fostering a culture in which the arts, science and technology thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery.
  • Terms of Appointment: For this position, the Center has 4 academic units participating in the search: Anthropology, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art (HTC), Music and Theater Arts, and the Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS). Applicants must designate one academic unit in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019. Fellows will teach at least one course and no more than three during their appointment and must be in residence at MIT during this time. Teaching opportunities will begin in the second semester of the appointment. The salary will be $66,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.
  • Eligibility and Selection: Applicants must have received the Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017. If applicants have not formally received a doctoral degree at the time of application, they must forward certification from the Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at their institution to confirm that they are expected to earn a Ph.D. prior to July 1, 2017. A CAST Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow may not hold other appointments during the period of the fellowship.
  • Application Materials: Letter describing the applicant’s teaching and research experience and potential contribution to the intellectual project of the symposium and the creative mission of the Center. Curriculum vitae. One-page description of an undergraduate cross-disciplinary class. Three letters of recommendation. Letter of Certification from the Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or Department Head, certifying that the applicant will be formally awarded a PhD diploma by July 1, 2017. This requirement is only relevant for applicants who have not yet formally received a PhD at the time the application is due.
  • All applications and attached materials are due no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to cast@mit.edu.
  • 11/24 "Young scholars... will be considered." So, at what age should we consider ourselves old and ineligible? 
  • 11/25 I don't think they mean old in age but rather date of degree. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017.
  • 3/24 Anyone heard anything...?
    • nope (4/4)
    • Rejection email, offers made and accepted (4/4)
      • 4/5 To the person above, are you sure you are referring to this specific MIT postdoc?  Rejection letters for a separate Mellon MIT postdoc went out yesterday.  I haven't received a follow up email about this specific postdoc (unless they were also sending me two rejection letters at once, which would be kind of weird.)

McGill University: Assistant Professor of Cultural Analytics (Deadline: 15 December 2016)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Cultural Analytics: McGill University’s Faculty of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary area of specialization in the field of cultural analytics and digital humanities. Candidates may be working in a variety of subfields across the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, anthropology, music, photography, art history, cinema, linguistics, information studies, and cultural or media studies, and must have a demonstrable research program that uses computational analysis for the study of culture. Special emphasis should be given to methods that connect with critical approaches to cultural study, such as feminist, post-colonial, transnational, Indigenous, queer-, disability-, or race-theoretical, or other approaches that address questions of social justice and/or inequality.
  • The position will be appointed in the department best aligned with the candidate’s teaching and research. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential and publication records, substantial and relevant teaching experience or potential, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse intellectual communities. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear this out.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in hand or near completion at the time of appointment. The appointment begins 1 August 2017. Inquiries about this position can be sent to academicaffairs.arts@mcgill.ca.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a writing sample (20-30 pages). The committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 December 2016; applications received after that date may not receive full consideration. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8290.
  • McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset for this position. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Aural Studies) (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: 31 July 2016)Edit

  • Job no: 0040960
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Parkville
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • Faculty of VCA and MCM
  • Salary: Level B $95,434 - $113,323 p.a. or Level C $116,901 - $134,792 p.a plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.
  • The MCM seeks to appoint an innovative and committed Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Aural Studies) who will coordinate, teach and further develop the aural studies sequence within the Bachelor of Music degree. The appointee will hold an established reputation as a composer, musicologist, or performer from which to maintain research active status as a key member of the MCM staff.
  • This is a full time, continuing position commencing 1 January 2017 or as negotiated. The position will be primarily located at the Parkville Campus.
  • Close date: 31 July 2016
  • Position Description: Download File 0040960 Lecturer - Senior Lecturer in Music (Aural Studies).pdf
  • Advertised: 20 Jun 2016 12:00 AM Aus. Eastern Standard Time
  • Applications close: 31 Jul 2016 11:55 PM Aus. Eastern Standard Time (9:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time)

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology) (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: 16 October 2016) FILLED: Nicholas Tochka, Stony Brook University 2012Edit

  • Job no: 0041496
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Parkville
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA and MCM
  • Salary: $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. (Level B) or $116,901 – $134,792 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.
  • The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at The University of Melbourne seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology) who will coordinate, teach and further develop ethnomusicology studies within the undergraduate and graduate music programs, and Breadth options offered across the University. The appointee will have expertise in at least two areas, one of which should be an area of popular music or Indigenous Australian music. The appointee will possess a strong reputation as a researcher and be able to serve as a key member of the MCM staff.
  • This is a full time, continuing position commencing 1 January 2017 or as negotiated. The incumbent will be primarily located at the Parkville Campus.
  • Close date: 16 Oct 2016
  • Position Description*
  • (*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)
  • Download File 0041496 Lecturer - Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology).pdf
  • Advertised: 05 Sep 2016 12:00 AM Aus. Eastern Standard Time
  • Applications close: 16 Oct 2016 11:55 PM Aus. Eastern Standard Time
  • Rejection email: 11/15

Michigan State University: Assistant Professor, Performing Arts (South Asia focus) (Deadline: 30 September 2016)Edit

  • Posting Number: 3889
  • Internal Posting Date: 08-23-2016
  • Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Review of Applications begins on: 09-30-2016
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Major Administrative Unit/College: Arts and Humanities Residential College
  • Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS
  • Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month
  • Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty
  • Employment %: 100
  • Position Summary: The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.
  • The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.
  • Special consideration will be granted to candidates whose work engages gender and sexuality or who can contribute to the RCAH's Language and Culture and/or civic engagement curricula.
  • Faculty Minimum Qualifications: A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.
  • Number of Reference Letters Required: 3
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in a SINGLE PDF. Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.
  • Department Website Address: http://rcah.msu.edu/
  • Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Chris Scales/Professor/scalesch@msu.edu
  • 12/6 Skype interview scheduled

Millikin University: Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLED: Katherine Leo (2016, The Ohio State University)Edit

  • Millikin University’s School of Music seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. Salary competitive. Position begins August 2017.
  • 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.
  • To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) vision statement that connects perceptions of a rich historical tradition to the preparation of today’s students for careers in music, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references electronically to: www.millikin.edu/employment.
  • Any questions about this position can be directed to Professor Tina Nicholson at tnicholson@millikin.edu. Millikin University uses the Interfolio platform for job applications. Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 12/2 Moderator note: Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • (Nov 21) Anyone have inside info on this situation? They ran the same search last year (but without the vague "vision statement" requirement) and it failed. The title of the position this time and last is exactly the former title of their current visiting lecturer (who's still listed as ABD). Does anyone else suspect they're just wasting our time over some bureaucratic technicalities? (I know, I know... "sometimes the inside candidate doesn't get the job"... but come on.)
  • 11/22 No info on this particular search, but last two TT hires took positions elsewhere in fairly short order, so take that for what it's worth. Failed search last year much more likely due to internal politics than some long scheme to hire an inside candidate (speaking as someone who was a finalist for a different failed search last year).
  • 12/19 Invitations have gone out (via email) for Skype interviews. (x8)
  • 1/17 Looks like the Visiting Lecturer who seemed like an inside candidate is now listed as Assistant Professor (but not hired through this current search). The plot thickens!
  • 1/20 Call for campus interview (x2)
  • 2/23 Any news?
  • 2/24 Offer received
  • 3/14 E-mail rejection noting that search has concluded

Mt. Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Music History (Deadline: 07 April 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Mount Allison University invites applications for a position in Music History. This is a full-time nine-month sessional appointment, beginning August 1, 2017, 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 an upper-level elective such as Introduction to Music in Canada. 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. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to undertake departmental service, including outreach, recruitment, and committee work.
  • 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. Kevin Morse
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Music
Mount Allison University
134 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1A6
  • Phone: (506) 364-2378
  • Fax: (506) 364-2376
  • E-mail: kmorse@mta.ca
  • Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified applicants of all genders, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship or residency status in their application.
  • 3/23: Since it isn't specified, is there a standard set of things to include in a "teaching portfolio"? Teaching philosophy statement, syallbuses, course evaluations, links to teaching videos, something else?
  • Rejection email (4/27)

Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna: Junior Research Position (Deadline: 15 March 2017)Edit

  • Junior Research Position Prae-doc (50%, 20h/Week)
  • "Interactive Music Mapping Vienna – Exploring a City. 1945 up to the present day"
  • Research Project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (PEEK):
  • Responsibilities
Independent scientific research on specific thematic areas
Research in archives and preparation of materials
Documentation, formal and content related indexing of different sources (images, texts, scores, sound and film)
Database support
Editorial activities as well as small administrative tasks (e.g. organization support of international workshops and symposia)
  • Required Qualifications/Skills
Completed studies in Humanities with a focus on Vienna: History/Urban Studies/Musicology/Media studies
Excellent knowledge of Austrian history of the 20th century within an international context
Knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary scientific work
Ability to work independently and a willingness to work in a interdisciplinary project team
Excellent knowledge of English in speaking and writing
  • Dates & Details
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2017
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Start date: 1 May 2017
  • Salary: Due to the guidelines of the FWF-personnel cost rates the annual gross salary for this position is EUR 24.440,00
  • Application and Contact: If you have any questions please contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susana Zapke: s.zapke@muk.ac.at
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susana Zapke
Head of department
MUK – Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
Institute of Arts and Research
Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna
  • Please send your application (with the usual documents including a statement of interest (motivation letter), full CV, list of publications, etc.) by email no later than the 15th of March to IWF@muk.ac.at.
  • We aim for enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and therefore, we particularly invite women to apply.
  • Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.
  • Posted to AMS-L 2/24

Naugatuck Valley Community College: Lecturer(s) Music History & Appreciation (part-time) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 25 October 2016)Edit

  • Part-Time Lecturer(s) Music History & Appreciation:
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MA, MFA, or Ph.D. in Musicology or related area. Knowledge of and ability to teach Music History and Appreciation survey courses, from the medieval period to the 20th century.
  • 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.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the department chair, part-time instructors for the Visual and Performing Arts: Music will be responsible for teaching students Music History and Appreciation survey courses at either our Waterbury or Danbury Campus.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.
  • APPLY TO: Please send resume and cover letter to:
Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Ldresdner@nv.edu, 203-575-8004
  • The successful candidate(s) will be required to provide an Employment Application and Supplement official transcripts from each degree-granting institution and three letters of reference.

New England Conservatory: Music History Professor (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • Job Summary: NEC is looking for a dynamic, versatile and collegial scholar to complement the current departmental faculty’s areas of expertise and fulfill the department’s curricular needs.
  • Job Description: Teach a variety of courses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels, including core classes, as well as courses in the applicant’s area(s) of specialization. Participate in departmental meetings and on faculty committees. Serve as Chair of the Department on a rotational basis. Fulfill other administrative duties, which may include directing the NEC Intercultural Institute.
  • Qualifications: Dedicated teacher and scholar with a record of successful collegiate experience, research activity, and ability to lead. Strong preference for a PhD in Ethnomusicology and demonstrated expertise in an area of western music. A background in performance is essential.
  • Application: Submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Letter should specify ways in which applicant will complement the current roster of faculty.
  • The priority deadline for these materials is 1 November 2016.
  • 10/8/16: A music history professor with a PhD in ethnomusicology and a background in performance. I'm confused. Also, what type of position is this? Tenure-track, one-year, etc.?
  • 10/8/16: I thought the announcement was strange, too. According to this announcement, the position is not tenure-track. https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000335671-01
  • 10/9/16: The announcement isn't worded as clearly as it could be, but it's not all that strange. As a conservatory, NEC focuses on performers, so they want a scholar who can play. (Too many "pure" scholars" haven't a clue how to talk to, let alone teach and mentor, performers.) There are a number of outstanding scholar/performers around the country right now. I suppose NEC is trying to catch lightning in a bottle, looking for an Ethno PhD who can also cover a Western classical course or two.
  • 10/25 An NEC Music History faculty representative will be attending the Society for Ethnomusicology conference in November, and he will be available for meetings to discuss this position and the Music History Department.
  • 12/07 Additional materials requested x3
  • 1/31 Request for campus interview

New York University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU seeks to fill a tenure-track position of assistant professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology to commence September 1, 2017. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar in musicology or ethnomusicology working in one of the fields of 20-21st century American, African-American or Western music (art, jazz, and/or popular traditions). We are interested in a candidate with broad historical range who can teach music across periods outside of the specific area of focus of his or her research. Possible thematic areas of study could include race studies, diaspora, or music and migration.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching (including the teaching of non-majors and students with little technical or formal training in music) and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate research and arts programs. Assistant Professors teach four courses a year and serve as an adviser for 20-25 students.
  • To be successful, a candidate needs to be able to design and teach imaginative, innovative courses that elaborate and examine musical questions in their historical and theoretical contexts, and in practice. The ideal candidate will also have active interest in participation in the co-curricular activities of the School.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a writing sample of 10-20 pages, a brief description of three dream courses, and three letters of reference.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at gallatin.hr@nyu.edu.
  • (11/18) Some Skype interviews have already taken place.
  • (1/17) Email rejection stating that an offer has been made. [x3]

New York University: Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Liberal Studies (Deadline: 09 April 2017)Edit

  • Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship to begin September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program and we welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds in the Humanities. Fellows will teach global great works surveys of the arts (with an emphasis on literature, but significant attention to visual/spatial arts and some attention to music) in the ancient and medieval worlds.
  • The teaching load for a LS postdoctoral faculty fellow is one course for the first semester and two courses for each subsequent semester. Additional responsibilities include working with a faculty mentor on planning and teaching classes, attending a series of required pedagogy workshops, serving as editors on the program’s pedagogy blog, and submitting for publication work related to their research and scholarly interests. Fellows are appointed for two years, renewable for a third year based on performance and programmatic need; they are non-tenure track and non-renewable beyond the third year.
  • We seek colleagues in the area of Cultural Foundations: PhD in Classics, English, Comparative Literature, Art History, or related field with an emphasis on ancient and medieval periods
  • Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment; commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching required. Some college-level teaching experience, and publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are desirable. Successful candidates will have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before taking up the appointment. Salary is $45,000 p.a. plus University benefits. Fellows will be provided with offices, computers, and professional development funds.
  • Application Instructions: Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by April 9th, 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Additional information about the core program curriculum may be found at: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/mediamosaic/1617LSJobs/Core.html
  • Please direct any questions to lsacademicaffairs-group(at)nyu(dot)edu

New York University, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music: Assistant Arts Professor of Arts, Writing, History, and Emergent Media (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Arts Professor position to commence in Fall 2017. We seek music industry professionals and/or academic scholars to teach undergraduate courses in the Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies area of the Clive Davis Institute. This is a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance.
  • We invite applications for an Assistant Arts Professor, a four year position subject to multiple renewals based on performance, to offer both general and specialized courses in 20th and 21st century popular music history and culture, as well as courses in music journalism.
  • The ideal applicant must have a significant and wide-ranging grasp of 20th and 21st century popular music history, and demonstrated national or international success in writing about popular music as a journalist and/or scholar. Demonstrated success as a writing editor or a writing mentor is a plus. Given that much of 21st century music writing has moved online, applicants who have deeply considered the contemporary impact of new media and emergent technology on music journalism practices (blogging, writing for social media platforms, etc.) as well as journalists or scholars with a focus on, or interest in, music technologies, may be given special consideration in this search.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the Institute’s Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies, and to develop new courses that relate to their area of expertise. They will be required to help undergraduate students develop critical thinking and writing skills and to conduct research on a variety of subjects in popular music and culture. Non-teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, student advising and mentoring, departmental, school and university service, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Institute Chair. Prior university-level teaching experience, and a PhD or terminal degree is a plus. Practical music business or studio production or recording experience is also a plus, though not essential.
  • Applicants should present evidence of effectiveness in teaching, as well as representative writing samples to demonstrate skills and abilities in your area of expertise. Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to the Interfolio application portal
1) Cover letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position;
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Three (3) letters of reference accompanied by a bio or CV from each referrer; and
4) Writing samples and/or work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the cover letter.
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • 12/20: Received notice via Interfolio that applications are now being reviewed and that further information about the status of my application will be sent in late January.
  • 1/24: Rejection email received.

New York University: Clinical Assistant Professor (Performer-Educator) (Deadline: 15 December 2016 1 January 2017) FILLED: Name(s) unknownEdit

  • The FAS Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a performer-educator to expand our multifaceted approach to the study of music, sound, and listening. The ideal candidate will be an active performer who can demonstrate a history of artistic excellence, a creative approach to teaching, and robust ties to a number of musical scenes. Candidates must have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher at the time of appointment; prior college-level teaching experience is valued but not required. We are especially interested in candidates whose musical practices increase the diversity of perspectives available to our students. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • This full-time position is a three-year renewable clinical assistant professorship oriented toward undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Professional responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate lecture courses and advanced seminars on specific music traditions or theoretical concepts; leading one or more ensembles; and presenting performances, master classes, and other musical activities in the Department.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek educators of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
  • A complete application should include: (1) a letter detailing relevant experience and teaching interests; (2) a CV or résumé; (3) names and e-mail addresses of three references; and (4) no more than three links to representative performances. Review of applications will commence on December 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be uploaded through Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/39362
  • From the SC: Update Dec 10th: Frequently Asked Questions
  • In response to questions we’ve received from applicants, the department has prepared the following document. Please note that while the answers reflect the search committee’s best efforts towards a candid and transparent process, this information does not replace the official post and is subject to amendment and expansion.
  • Are there particular performance traditions that are being sought? We are open to all performance traditions. We are particularly interested in applicants whose area(s) of musical expertise go beyond existing department specialties. Look at our course offerings, and at the faculty and graduate student biographies on our website to get a sense of our department. 
  • I have an ongoing career as a performing musician. Will I be able to maintain my performance schedule, including travel away from NYC? Given the nature of this position, the department recognizes the need for a reasonable amount of professional travel. Furthermore, since most courses meet twice per week, it is possible to create a teaching schedule that leaves ample time for weekend gigs.
  • What is a “Clinical Assistant Professor”? A clinical professorship refers to a position that is oriented towards teaching rather than producing scholarly books and articles. Clinical professors are not on the tenure track; rather, they have three-year renewable contracts. As a rule, they teach undergraduates but not graduate students. 
  • Will I be expected to teach private lessons on my instrument/voice/electronic device? We are not looking for someone to give, for example, clarinet lessons. (No offense intended to clarinet players!) Individual musical instruction is not a core responsibility for this position. Rather, the person we hire will offer liberal arts courses to students in the College of Arts and Science. Some of these students will be music majors; most won’t. We will be looking to you to create an innovative set of courses on music that excite both groups. Members of the department faculty are eager to mentor and assist new faculty in developing courses appropriate for our students.
  • What resources will be available for this position? Faculty members have access to our multi-purpose performance space and sound spatialization studio. The position also includes a modest research budget and applicants may propose new budgetary requests towards developing an ensemble or for other performance-related resources. The position also offers a full benefits package that includes health insurance and a retirement plan. 
  • Deadline extended to January 1.
  • Request for more materials 1/26
  • 3/2 Request for a Skype interview
  • 03/24 Request for a campus interview
  • 4/05 Any movement here? It looks like they are moving to the next stage but I would love to confirm if anybody has info. 
  • 4/5 (2) 4 campus interviews are scheduled for the coming weeks
  • 4/25: any news?
  • 6/15 Rejection email stating that they hired two people for the position. 

Norfolk State University: Assistant Professor of Music - Music History/Musicology (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 26 September 2016)Edit

  • Working Title: F0214 - Assistant Professor of Music - Music History/Musicology
  • Job Open Date: 09/26/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.
  • Agency: Norfolk State University (213)
  • Job Posting Number: 1017074
  • Type of Recruitment: General Public - G
  • Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Job Type Detail: Salaried Faculty- S-2
  • Job Description: Norfolk State University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Music position in the area of Music History – Musicology, beginning January 2017.
  • Primary areas of instruction include classes in Music History/Literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor will have additional responsibilities and courses, depending on the qualifications of the candidate, as needed, with a full teaching load of 12 hours per semester, including evening, weekend, off-site and electronic courses. Professor will also serve on committees at the department, school and university level, and participate in scholarly/creative activities including research, composition, and publications.
  • First review of application and materials shall commence immediately, and continue thereafter until final candidate is selected.
  • Minimum Qualifications
1. Knowledge of student learning theory and developmental outcomes.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of educational methods and theories.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of and strong commitment to research and an eagerness to present findings in an array of forums and scholarly gatherings.
4. Considerable knowledge of Music History, with concentration in Musicology.
5. Skill in the use of technology, software, and resources to assist and aid in the delivery of course content; simulation technology preferred.
6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and convey matters to large diverse audiences (students/staff/faculty).
7. Terminal degree, Ph.D. or D.M.A., in Music or relevant discipline.
8. Must be able to begin track January 2017.
  • Preferred Qualifications
1. As delineated above.
  • Special Requirements
1. Letter of Interest / teaching philosophy (via cover letter)
2. A current Curriculum Vitae (via resume)
3. Complete Commonwealth of Virginia State Application
4. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, however, official transcripts are required of finalist)
5. Three current letters of recommendation (under other).
  • Address to:
Dr. Carl Haywood, Chair
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
  • Additional instructions: Candidates must mail the following:
1. In DVD/CD or print format, samples of: music composition; examples of work; samples of research, recordings, and or articles.
  • Mail to:
Office of Human Resources (F0214)
Suite 160
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
  • Special Instructions to Applicants
1. Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material.
2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications.
3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the “Job Close Date.”
4. Applicants who list “see resume” or “see Curriculum Vitae” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration.
5. NSU conducts background checks on all candidates identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.
  • Contact Information
  • Name: Office of Human Resources
  • Phone: 757-823-8160
  • Fax: FAXED APPLICATION MATERIAL IS NOT ACCEPTED.
  • Email: EMAILED APPLICATION MATERIAL IS NOT ACCEPTED.
  • Address: MAILED APPLICATION MATERIAL IS NOT ACCEPTED.
  • 10/11: Am I correct in understanding that we are to (1) upload our own letters of recommendation directly, as a single file and (2) apply online but send writing sample, etc., via snail mail? Both seem unusual, and I'm not sure how my letter writers will feel about the first.
  • 10/12: The chair allowed me to have my letters e-mailed directly to him instead.  I uploaded my writing sample under the 'other' section, but also mailed it to HR per the chair's, and the posting's, instructions.
  • 10/18: Thanks! Good luck!
  • 11/29: Has this search moved on? I haven't heard anything, but I assume they must have progressed since the start date is so soon?

Northeastern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music Industry (Deadline: 18 December 2016)Edit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-line position in Music Industry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a scholar with demonstrated expertise in music industries (broadly defined) that complements and expands existing Departmental strengths, including but not limited to: global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. Candidates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We welcome applicants whose scholarship and teaching are informed by relevant professional activity.
  • The successful candidate may play a leadership role in the M.S. program in Music Industry Leadership and in our graduate certificate program in Arts Administration. The candidate will build upon existing strengths within the College of Arts, Media and Design to expand and integrate innovative graduate education across the College in cross-disciplinary areas such as arts administration and entrepreneurship, media management, and the creative industries. The anticipated start date for this position is the fall 2017 semester.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in music or a related field by the appointment start date, a well-developed and active research agenda as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise graduate students as the graduate programs coordinator, and serve on committees at the Department, College, and University levels. Candidates must possess a strong record of, or potential for, continuing excellence in scholarship, reflecting a national and international scholarly reputation commensurate with rank.
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Department of Music offers its undergraduate and graduate students a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, a global perspective, and cutting-edge technology. Our programs include a B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Music Composition and Technology, a B.S. in Music Industry, a M.S. in Music Industry Leadership, a performance certificate in partnership with the New England Conservatory of Music, and several minors and combined majors.
  • TO APPLY: Apply online via https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/45186 . Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research, teaching, service, and relevant professional background; a curriculum vitae; and the contact information of three references. Do not submit letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time; they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before December 18 will be guaranteed full review. All applications must be submitted electronically. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Matthew McDonald (m.mcdonald -at- northeastern.edu). Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
  • 10/29 SC note: We absolutely encourage applications from ethnomusicologists, historical musicologists, and other scholars from the academic music disciplines and allied/related fields.
  • 11/1 Northeastern will be interviewing at AMS: http://www.ams-net.org/vancouver/interviews/index.php
  • 11/8 Northeastern will be interviewing at SEM on Friday 11/10 11/11 between 2-5pm. Please email Andrew Mall (a.mall -at- northeastern.edu) to schedule.
  • 1/6 Request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabus, statement on graduate education). [x3]
  • 2/10 Invitation for campus interview

Northeastern University: Part-time Lecturers in Music Industry (Spring 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 November 2016) FILLED: See belowEdit

  • The Department of Music at Northeastern University is currently seeking part-time instructors for two courses in its MS in Music Industry Leadership program offered in Spring 2017. Lecturers teach their own course design. Specific courses include the following:
  • Financial Management in the Music Industry: FILLED: JeffreyKushner, Harvard 2014 (MPA) & Columbia 2000 (MBA)
  • Examines financial reporting and decision making in the music industry. Offers students an opportunity to become proficient in analyzing financial statements to predict the future performance and growth of a firm.
  • Marketing Strategies in Music Industry: FILLED: Maria Finkelmeier, Eastman 2009 (MM Percussion)
  • Examines the role of strategic planning in developing effective marketing programs that enhance the overall performance of a music organization. Specific topics include consumer behavior, market segmentation, targeting, customer equity, brand equity, brand positioning, marketing research, product policy, pricing strategy, distribution channels, marketing communications, global branding, new product development, and social marketing.
  • For more information, to apply, or to nominate someone, please email Andrew Mall, current coordinator of the MS program, at a.mall -at- northeastern.edu. Applicants should include a current CV and list of references.

Northwestern University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLED: Andrew Talle, Harvard 2003Edit

  • The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible faculty position in Musicology with specialization in any area(s) of Western music ca. 1720-1920. The ideal candidate complements current faculty strengths and is committed to engaging with performers in a School of Music. The position will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor to begin September 1, 2017. Preference will be given to applicants currently at the Associate and/or full Professor ranks.
  • Qualifications: Required: PhD in Musicology; exemplary record of scholarship as evidenced by publications; demonstrable record of excellence in teaching music at the university level, including the 18th century. Preferred: Proven record of successful teaching in a School or Conservatory of Music within a U.S. university; Demonstrable expertise in a second area of music scholarship.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate survey courses for Bienen School majors; teach upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in field(s) of expertise; direct and advise dissertations; participate in the activities of a School of Music in a research university.
  • Application: Screening will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Provide letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:
Musicology Search
c/o Ms. Tonya Glover
Northwestern University
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2405
  • Please visit http://www.music.northwestern.edu for information regarding the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.
  • 9/19 This search has a targeted external candidate.
  • 9/26 I can guarantee that the above statement is false.
  • 10/1 I can guarantee that it was a NW faculty member who said this.
  • 10/21 Request for writing sample x2
  • 12/28 Any news? It looks like they are going for associate or full professor, the "targeted candidate" scenario. 
  • 6/5 From department website: position filled by Andrew Talle (Peabody/Harvard 2003)
  • http://www.music.northwestern.edu/about/news/2017/bienen-school-welcomes-new-faculty.html

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Professor/Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 20 September 2016) FILLED: Thomas Hilder, Royal Holloway University 2011Edit

  • The Department of Music at the Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), invites applications for a position at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor in ethnomusicology. The position is part of the department’s Programme in Musicology. The Department of Music consists of four university programmes covering Musicology, Music Performance Studies, Music Technology, and Dance Studies. The department, which is located on Dragvoll campus and in Olavskvartalet, Trondheim, is part of the Faculty of Humanities. The Department of Music currently has 57 staff in academic positions and 10 postdoctoral/ Ph.D candidates within musicology and artistic research. Additional information can be found at http://www.ntnu.edu/music.
  • Position - requirements: The successful applicant will carry out teaching, supervision, and evaluation activities from the Bachelor to Ph.D. levels, will pursue research and publication, and will contribute to musicology curriculum development with special responsibility in ethnomusicology. The Professor/Associate Professor must further agree to participate in administrative work. The successful applicant must be able to document his/her extensive disciplinary qualifications on an international level. Particular focus will be on the applicant’s education and former working practice, pedagogic activities, academic publications, student supervision on different academic levels, research management, and scholarly development work. For the position of Associate Professor, the appointed candidate must possess either a doctoral degree or exhibit equivalent academic competence. For the position as Professor, the successful applicant must demonstrate academic expertise that is equivalent to a European professorial habilitation (a second professorial thesis), or a comparable international-level professorial publication record. The person appointed must have documented pedagogical competence and strong presentation skills.
  • At the Department of Music, the musicology curriculum offers topics from the field of ethnomusicology on both the bachelors and masters programme levels. In the present announcement, ethnomusicology is seen as covering both the study of music and musical practices in non-Western cultures, as well as studies of Western and domestic subcultures. Musicologists with academic expertise within any part of this broad cultural scope are invited to apply. Nevertheless, it is preferred that the successful applicant can document academic skills in both Western and non-Western music traditions. In addition to teaching in the field of ethnomusicology, this position must teach other curriculum subjects (e.g., theories and methods in musicology).
  • The Professor/Associate Professor is expected to take part in our academic community by contributing to the strengthening and further development of musicological research activities in the department. Furthermore, the Professor/Associate Professor is obliged to participate in education activities and evaluation procedures according to the NTNU musicology syllabus, and to partake in the scholarly and pedagogical development of his or her academic field.
  • The application must be sent electronically through the website Jobbnorge (http://jobbnorge.no), and be marked with the file number for the position HF 16-031. Please note: Applications that are not sent through Jobbnorge and/or are sent after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.
  • Applicants are asked to provide details of their pedagogical qualifications in accordance with the relevant guidelines (‘Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications’) which can be downloaded from the following Internet address: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications
  • The application must contain information about education, degree exams, work experience, and a list of academic works. Certified copies of certificates and testimonials must be submitted.
  • The application in Jobbnorge.no should have the following attachments: Curriculum vitae; Complete list of publications with a description of where the work has been published and which items are considered to be the most significant; List of pedagogical qualifications; Certified copies of certificates and testimonials.
  • Applicants are requested not to send copies of their academic works at this point. Following the application deadline, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up, and all applicants will be informed about whether or not they are placed on the shortlist. Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to submit samples of their academic work that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant's qualifications by the evaluation committee.
  • Applicants unfamiliar with the appointment system in Norway are advised that the assessment of applicants is based upon submitted academic work, published or unpublished, and that those who submit no such work will not be found qualified for the position. Applicants who have been short-listed will be interviewed and invited to demonstrate their pedagogical ability, usually by means of a trial lecture.
  • Further details about the position can be obtained from the Department of Music. Please contact either Professor Magnar Breivik, Head of Study, Musicology Programme, phone +47 73 59 65 64, e-mail: magnar.breivik@ntnu.no, or Jørgen Langdalen, Head of Department, phone +47 73 59 73 11, e-mail: jorgen.langdalen@ntnu.no. Questions about the application process may be directed to the administrative HR-consultant at the Faculty of Humanities, Ms. Hege Kissten, phone +47 73 59 76 84, e-mail: hege.kissten@ntnu.no.
  • The application deadline is 20 September 2016.
  • 3/10 Interviews in late January 2017
  • 3/10 Offer made

Oberlin College and Conservatory: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology for the College Musical Studies Program (Deadline: 31 March 2017)Edit

  • Job Summary: Oberlin College & Conservatory invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the department of Musical Studies, which houses the music major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a three-year term (with potential for renewal) beginning fall semester 2017.
  • About: Information on Oberlin’s Musical Studies program may be found here .
  • Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach two courses per year, including the Musical Studies capstone seminar and either an introductory ethnomusicology course or an intermediate ethnomusicology class within the incumbent’s area of specialization. The incumbent will also develop and direct an ensemble that complements existing offerings at Oberlin in their own area of expertise for students from across the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory. The incumbent will advise majors in Musical Studies and serve on the Musical Studies Committee. In addition, the incumbent will join the Musical Studies committee in fostering musical engagement across the curriculum, as well as collaboration across the College, Conservatory, and Allen Memorial Art Museum through StudiOC (a state-of-the-art flexible educational space designed to cultivate creative and integrative multidisciplinary inquiry in students).
  • Qualifications: Candidates should possess the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in ethnomusicology. A specialization in either Roots music or Latin American popular styles/genres is strongly desired. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits passage.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application will be comprised of
1) a Cover letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s approach to teaching and a description of their experience in a Liberal Arts environment;
2) a Curriculum Vitae; and
3) up-to-date contact information for three recommenders* who can write a Letter Recommendation for the candidate that addresses their teaching and scholarly abilities.
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College’s online application process at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. The first time you visit this page, click the “Create Account” link on the left-hand toolbar, and follow the instructions to create an account. *By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
  • Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 31 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Charles Edward McGuire, chair of the search committee, at cmcguire@oberlin.edu.
  • (4/24) Skype interviews conducted week of April 10.

Oklahoma City University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 January 2017) FILLED: Jake Johnson, ABD UCLA and ?Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Tracking Code: 1693
  • Job Description: The Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for the nine-month, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Musicology to begin August 15, 2017. We welcome a variety of interests and specializations within the field of musicology or ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and music in global contexts. We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student mentoring, university and community service. Faculty members participate in the school's assessment program and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the school and the university.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology is required at the time of appointment. Three-years of university-level teaching experience is 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.
  • Contact for Additional Questions: Search Chair: Dr. Melissa Plamann, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, mmplamann@okcu.edu; Diversity Advocate: Kelly Holst, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, kmholst@okcu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for phone interview (2/2)(x2)
  • Notification of selection of finalists (2/16)
  • 2/24 Invitations for on-campus interviews sent
    • Candidate pool will fill two positions
    • Offer made and accepted: Jake Johnson, ABD UCLA

Oxford Brookes University: Lecturer in Musicology (part-time, six months) (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer in Musicology
  • £33,943, rising annually to £37,075 pro rata
  • Part Time, Fixed Term - Academic
  • This post is based in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. We intend to appoint a music historian to a Lectureship in Musicology (0.7 fractional post) for a period of six months to cover the teaching and administrative duties of a member of staff who will be on research leave.
  • You will be responsible for: Teaching MA modules, including a specialist module in opera studies, and leading the dissertation module. Acting as Subject Coordinator for the MA in Music and undertaking associated administrative duties (including student recruitment). Contributing to the activities of the OBERTO opera research unit. Caring for the pastoral needs of students including counselling, welfare and guidance
  • You should have: A Masters Degree and a PhD (or a PhD nearing completion) in Music or a related discipline. Experience of teaching in HE at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in relevant subjects. Administrative experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills. A developing portfolio of research in musicology, preferably in the area of opera studies
  • Applicants from outside the EU must provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK
  • Interviews to be held on 17 January 2017


Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University: Full-Time Position, Musicology (1-year renewable) (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLED: Anicia Timberlake, Berkeley 2015 and David Gutkin, Columbia 2015Edit

  • PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY -- Musicology Faculty. Full Time Position, Musicology, one year renewable position. This position has the expectation of ongoing renewal. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate surveys and seminars as well as graduate advising of Masters in Musicology and Doctor of Musical Arts students. The ideal candidate will be an effective and versatile teacher, an active scholar with a specialization in twentieth- or twenty-first-century music, and a dedicated colleague willing to contribute through departmental, conservatory, and university-wide service. For consideration, the Ph.D. in Musicology must be completed by May 2017. Start Date: August 1, 2017.
  • Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages more than 850 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University. Please submit nominations and letters of application, accompanied by a resume, three letters of recommendation, and 2 writing samples which show the breadth of their scholarly works (e.g., articles or book chapters), through the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/37140. A review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/2/16
  • Updated 9/9/16. Changes/additions in bold.
  • 9/19 Peabody has no tenure and offers no typically tenure-related protections
  • 12/16 Invitation for campus interview [x3]
  • Two appointments made: 1) Anicia Timberlake https://peabodyinstitute.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/anicia-timberlake-joins-musicology-department/ 2) David Gutkin https://peabodyinstitute.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/david-gutkin-joins-conservatory-musicology-faculty/

Prince George's Community College: Faculty Full Time - Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 07 June 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Faculty Full Time - Music
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Department: Liberal Arts
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Union/Non Union: Non Union
  • Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
  • Hiring Salary Range: Salary Commensurate with degree and experience
  • Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only): Fixed Term
  • Regular or Temporary: Regular
  • Job Description Summary: Full-time faculty position, effective Fall 2017. Fixed Term Appointment
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree or equivalent* with a minimum of 21 graduate credits in music. Teaching experience at the high school or college level in music, or significant professional experience relevant to the teaching area.
  • CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed for this position.
Relevance of graduate education preparation to the broad range of anticipated teaching assignments found in a community college music curriculum.
Relevance of teaching experience to the broad range of anticipated teaching assignments found in a community college music curriculum, to include music theory, music appreciation, music literature courses and applied woodwind and brass.
Evidence of fluency in performance and teaching of jazz style music both in solo and ensemble work.
Evidence of ability to teach Music Technology courses found in the music program curriculum.
Evidence of experience in teaching computer applications used for ear training, notation, composition and digital audio recording are desired.
Evidence of proficient keyboard skills.
Relevance of non-teaching experience to the broad range of anticipated teaching assignments found in a community college music curriculum.
Evidence of quality teaching, including faculty evaluation scores and ratings, teaching awards earned, courses designed, developed, and/or revised, etc.
Relevance of teaching experience in employing instructional methods and techniques that include interdisciplinary teaching and approaches appropriate to different learning styles.
Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
Evidence of readiness to teach effectively within, and contribute positively to a diverse multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student population and campus environment with widespread student ages and backgrounds.
Evidence of ability to assume responsibilities beyond the required classroom and office hours, in the area of music and administrative duties.
Ability to remain current with rapidly evolving digital media technology, practices and techniques.
  • Job Requirements: Degree from an accredited institution. Unofficial transcripts must accompany application for teaching positions. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment. Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years. Documentation of experience and performance required. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. Willingness to teach day, evening, and/or weekends.
  • Posting Number: PGCC96611/12
  • Open Date: 06/07/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for teaching position who are invited for an interview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching effectiveness in a simulated classroom, laboratory, or other relevant pedagogical situation, the subject matter of which will be determined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to interview. Candidates will all be asked to demonstrate musical performance skills on their particular instruments by performing a solo composition of their choice. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the application.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Providence University College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Institution: Providence University College
  • Location:Otterburne, MB, Canada
  • Posted: 03/06/2017
  • Application Due: Open Until Filled
  • Type: Full Time
  • Providence University College invites applications for a full-time, continuing track faculty position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor. The application period will remain open until the position is filled. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • The successful candidate will have: A PhD in Music from an accredited university (ABD in a PhD program may be considered); Some experience in teaching at the undergraduate level, with potential for excellence in doing so; An ability to teach introductory music courses as well as mid and upper level courses in some of the following areas: Music History, Music Appreciation, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Folk, Worship Music, Choral Music, Music of the World, Music Ensembles, and Performance Studies; Evidence of the potential to be a strong mentor and advisor to students majoring in music; A record or promise of scholarly achievement; An ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a collegial environment; An ability to integrate Christian faith and learning, and a commitment to doing so.
  • Providence University College is a Christ-centred University College in the evangelical tradition with a vision to be identified among Canada’s foremost Christian universities as a learning community that transforms students into leaders of character, knowledge, and faith. Its mission is to educate students at a university level to think, live, and serve effectively in the church and society in a changing world. Therefore, the successful candidate will also be fully supportive of the PUC mission and philosophy of education; be fully supportive of the PUC mission and philosophy of education; subscribe without reservation to the PUC Covenant of Faith; live within the PUC Covenant of Community Life.
  • Applications should be submitted to:
Karen Sunabacka, PhD
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Providence University College
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 ext.271
Email: karen.sunabacka@prov.ca
  • 5/10: Sent an email to Dr. Sunabacka to ask what materials applicants should send. Will post again here when I get a reply.
  • 5/15: Got reply from PUC saying that they have already moved to a shortlist of candidates for this position

Queens College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 10 February 2017)Edit

  • FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
  • The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Musicology, appointment to begin in August 2017. The school seeks an innovative scholar of Western art music, with a demonstrated record of publication and teaching experience. The School of Music at Queens College serves a vibrant and diverse student body of over 400 students.
  • The successful candidate will perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of their expertise; they will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in musicology or music history is required. While advanced standing ABD candidates may be considered, the completed degree must be in hand before the position can begin and candidates should document their anticipated completion date. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, as well as demonstrated scholarship or achievement.
  • COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
  • HOW TO APPLY: If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:
Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
Click "Search job listings"
Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
Search by Job Opening ID number (16089)
Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions
  • Candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, and a curriculum vitae, as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format, through the system.
  • Please also submit a writing sample of no more than 50 pages and 3 letters of recommendations sent confidentially to the chair of the search committee, Emily Wilbourne, at emily.wilbourne@qc.cuny.edu, by the closing date.
  • Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.
  • CLOSING DATE: February 10, 2017
  • (2/27) Request for skype interview
  • 3/10 Request for campus interview

Queen's University Belfast: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Deadline: 14 November 2016) FILLED: Claude Fretz, University of Birmingham 2016 (PhD English)Edit

  • Job reference: 16/104966
  • Date posted: 17/10/2016
  • Application closing date: 14/11/2016
  • Salary: £32,004 - 41,709 per annum (including contribution points)
  • Queen’s University Belfast seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work full-time for 36 months on the AHRC-funded project ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’, led by Prof Richard Schoch (School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast) and Prof Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University, USA). Prof Schoch is a theatre historian specializing in the history of Shakespeare on the English stage and Prof Eubanks Winkler is a musicologist specializing in English theatre music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Recent PhDs in musicology, theatre history, Shakespeare studies, or early modern drama are encouraged to apply. International applications are welcome.
  • Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
  • 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.

Queen's University Belfast: Part-time Research Fellow (Deadline: 28 November 2016)Edit

  • Position: Research Fellow (Part-time)
  • School/Department: School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
  • Reference: 16/105000
  • Closing Date: Monday 28 November 2016
  • Salary: £32,004 per annum, pro rata
  • Anticipated Interview Date: 12 December 2016
  • Duration: Temporary for 4 years
  • JOB PURPOSE: This postdoctoral position is to work on a PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) grant with a team of Fellows of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. Entitled ‘Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation’, the project analyses sound, music and digital media in conflict regions from Brazil to the Middle East and Northern Ireland.
  • We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct research to assist the team in delivering the outcomes of this project. The successful candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop research in the intersections of sound, music and society/conflict transformation/peacebuilding/politics.
  • 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.


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.)
  • This position was also posted on the 2015-16 wiki page.

Ramapo College: Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry (Deadline: None listed) FILLED: Christopher Reali - University of North Carolina, 2014Edit

  • Title:Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry
  • Position Number: 633451
  • Position Type: Faculty Tenure Track - 10 Month
  • Posted Date: 09/26/2016
  • Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: At Ramapo College, your regular instructional schedule of six courses per academic year also may include assignments as College needs dictate, day classes, evening classes and Saturday classes. Faculty assignments also include academic advisement, committee work, unit meetings, education and professional development, supervision of students’ field work, and other related duties. Additionally, as a faculty member at Ramapo College, it is expected that you will support the mission of the College and actively participate in College-wide events, such as Commencement, Fall Convocation, State of the College Address, Open House/Immediate Decision Day. It is important to note that Ramapo faculty is generally expected to teach at a variety of course levels, support the General Education curriculum as assigned, participate in a rigorous student learning outcomes assessment process and can expect to be a presence on campus approximately four days per week. A letter from your Dean is attached, detailing teaching and other expectations.
  • Job Summary/Description: Ramapo College of New Jersey seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of Music Industry. The successful candidate should have primary expertise and demonstrate innovation (as a scholar or professional) in the contemporary music industry and its relationship with broader paradigm shifts, technological advances, new media, law, and cultural values. The candidate must be able to teach all levels of Music Industry courses, which include Business of Music, Advanced Business of Music, Music Online, and Marketing and Management in the Music Industry. The successful candidate should also have expertise in either musicianship or musicology, thereby able to teach either musicianship courses that focus on Western music theory, ear training, rhythmic training, and keyboard skills or music history/culture courses about diverse types of popular music as well as Western art music, jazz, or other music traditions. The Music Program, with its distinctly contemporary orientation, emphasizes creativity and experiential learning in a liberal arts framework. The Program aims to prepare graduates as well rounded, creative, and innovative music professionals.
  • Education/Experience: The candidate should be pursing an artistic or research agenda and be willing to contribute service to the program and college. A doctorate degree is required unless the applicant has a master's degree in music and a M.B.A., J.D., or other professional degree in business or law. College level teaching experience is strongly preferred.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Cover Memo, Organization Chart, Other, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy
  • Posted to AMS-L on 9/27
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 10/3 Required documents list updated on Ramapo website sometime between 9/27 and 10/2, above list edited accordingly.
  • 12/15 Skype interview scheduled
  • 1/25 Invitation for campus interview (x2)
  • 3/20 Offer made and accepted.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Music (Deadline: 15 April 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Music
  • Location: Troy, NY Campus
  • Search Number: F17-00039
  • Portfolio: School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business Unit: Arts Department
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
  • Job Summary: The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for the position of Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, or Professor of Practice in Music, a non-tenure track position focused primarily on excellence in teaching and education.
  • The Department of the Arts has a diverse music faculty within an interdisciplinary department that spans the sonic, screen, digital and interactive arts. The music curriculum complements existing undergraduate degree offerings in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, the Electronic Arts, and graduate programs in the Electronic Arts. The School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences is home to the Center for Deep Listening, a Center devoted to the stewardship the experiential meditative practice and promoting the artistic research of the late Pauline Oliveros.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses that contribute to the music program, collaborate with faculty on curriculum development, as well as teach courses such as creative musicianship, ensemble direction, sound recording, music history/literature, or Deep Listening. The department embraces diversity in musical expression, encouraging and valuing practice across all genres and cultures.
  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness in music at the baccalaureate level through a teaching portfolio comprised minimally of a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and student evaluations.
  • Minimally, candidate’s must possess a terminal degree in music in (PhD or DMA, or foreign degree equivalent). A scholarly/artistic portfolio as composer, conductor, performer, theorist, musicologist, or music technologist is expected. To be considered as a Professor of Practice, candidates must demonstrate having a national or international reputation for excellence.
  • New/Replacement Position: Replacement
  • Instructions for Applying: Screening of applications will begin April 15, 2017 for an appointment that commences in Fall 2017. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, three letters of reference, and optional scholarly/artistic portfolio to: http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/4787
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • From theory wiki: (4/20) Skype interviews scheduled

Royal Academy of Music: Lecturer - Undergraduate Studies (part-time) (Deadline: 05 June 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer - Undergraduate Studies
  • Part Time: 0.6 FTE
  • Salary: £29,565 - £34,589 per annum pro rata
  • Reference: 17/015
  • 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 Analytical Skills modules and the elective Repertoire Studies.
  • Applicants must possess a relevant doctoral-level qualification (or be about to receive one) and will be a musician with a deep knowledge of repertoire and music history and advanced practical skills. 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.
  • Covering letter, which outlines the recruitment process
  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • ‘About us’ – information about the Academy
  • ‘About working at the Academy’ – information about what we offer our employees
  • Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form (in PDF or Word)
  • Completed applications must be received by 10am Monday 5 June.
  • Interviews are anticipated to be held on Thursday 15 June.
  • Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
  • The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students. The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Royal College of Music: Frank Bridge Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Deadline: 21 November 2016) FILLED: Jonathan Clinch, Durham University 2015Edit

  • Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 21 November 2016
  • Interview date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Salary: £27,633 - £30,582 per annum
  • Job Ref No: 503-16
  • The RCM is seeking to engage an outstanding post-doctoral researcher as Frank Bridge Fellow. The work of Frank Bridge, a former student, is of particular significance to the Royal College of Music which holds the largest single collection of his manuscripts. The RCM is hosting a project which aims to bring his music to a wider audience through the preparation for publication of a wide-ranging collection of essays about the composer and his works and an open-access web-resource of materials relating to the composer, including annotated transcriptions of correspondence and links to available editions of music and recordings. The project is part of the RCM’s wider research interests into twentieth-century British music, a major component of the RCM Collections.
  • The Frank Bridge Fellow will be the lead researcher for the preparation of an edited collection of scholarly essays about Bridge and his contemporaries, as well as a number of online resources. The Frank Bridge Fellow will gain skills in project management, editing, working with primary sources, time management and facilitation skills, and will liaise with a wide range of academic partners over the course of the project. The post is funded by the Frank Bridge Bequest.
  • To apply please complete an application form, available to download below. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

Royal College of Music: Lecturer in Music (part-time, 3-years) (Deadline: 30 May 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer in Music
  • Closing date: 12pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017
  • Interview date: Tuesday 6 June 2017
  • Salary: £38,711 - £44,278 per annum, pro rata
  • Job Ref No: 503-17
  • This is a part-time (0.5FTE) role offered on a three-year fixed term contract, available from 1 September 2017.
  • The Royal College of Music seeks to appoint an outstanding music historian to what is one of the world’s top conservatoires. You will be capable of inspiring and enthusing our exceptionally talented performance and composition students in the contextual aspects of their learning across our undergraduate (Levels 4, 5, and 6) and postgraduate (Level 7) programmes. You will also have an active research profile with a record of publication and the potential to produce outputs that are at least internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Although we welcome applicants with any historical specialism, preference will be given to those able to undertake research-led teaching of large-scale genres (opera, symphonic music, etc.) of the long nineteenth century.
  • For further details of this position please see the Job Description and Further Particulars documents.
  • Please apply by completing our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download below. CVs without an Application Form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number (503-17) when submitting your application.
  • With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place.
  • Forms:
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
  • Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
recruitment@rcm.ac.uk
020 7591 4784
  • If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.
  • All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: 13 October 2016) FILLED: Daniel Elphick, University of Manchester 2016Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Music
  • Department of Music
  • Location: Egham
  • Salary: £41,030 to £48,548 per annum - including London Allowance
  • Closing Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 0916-322
  • Applications are invited for the post of teaching fellow in the Department of Music.
  • The role will involve teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. You will be a versatile musicologist with experience of successfully teaching undergraduate courses in music history and analysis. Expertise in Schenkerian Analysis and/or Wagner is desirable. You will be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department and attend departmental committees and sub-committees. You will also contribute to assessment and examination procedures including, if required, the supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. You may be required to contribute to recruitment activity such as student applicant visitor days. You will act as a personal tutor, offering pastoral and academic support to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • This is a full time post, available from January 1 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 12 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey/Bedford Square, London where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Stephen Downes on stephen.downes@rhul.ac.uk
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk
  • The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.ukor via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276540.
  • Please quote the reference: 0916-322
  • Closing Date: Midnight, 13th October 2016
  • Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Royal Northern College of Music: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 05 May 2017)Edit

  • Salary Grade: Grade 7, scale points 32 to 35, currently £33,943 to £37,075 per annum
  • Closing date: Midday Friday 5th May 2017
  • Interview date: Friday 19th May 2017
  • The Royal Northern College of Music seeks to appoint an outstanding musician as Lecturer to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a particular focus on core areas including performance studies and music history during the period 1750-1900.
  • The successful applicant will be a performer (instrumentalist) of the highest calibre, capable of working with colleagues in Principal Study Schools delivering performance training to students, and an experienced lecturer with a flair for bringing together the theoretical and the practical for students at all levels.
  • With a developing research profile, and with ambitious plans for individual and/or collaborative projects, you will make a significant contribution to the further development of practice-as-research/practice-led-research in the music college ranked highest in REF 2014.
  • Working with the Head of Undergraduate Programmes and the Language Support Tutor, the successful applicant will also support the learning and student experience of the college’s continually growing international student body.
  • Please find application form, application form guidance notes, job description and person specification to the right hand side of this page.
  • To apply please submit your completed application form to our Human Resources Department at human.resources@rncm.ac.uk in either Word or PDF format. CV’s are not accepted as form of application however, if you wish you can submit a copy of your CV (two pages maximum) to accompany your application form.
  • If you have any questions regarding applying for this role please contact Bebee Wood, Human Resources Assistant at human.resources@rncm.ac.uk
  • For an informal discussion please contact Lois Fitch, Head of Undergraduate Programmes via email at lois.fitch@rncm.ac.uk


Rutgers University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 September 2016) FILLED: Nicholas Chong, Columbia University 2016Edit

  • Description and Duties: The Music Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, seeks to hire a historical musicologist whose research focuses on 19th -century music. The successful candidate will maintain an active research and publication agenda, teaching music history and musicology courses, including the full undergraduate history sequence and both graduate and undergraduate seminars, advising D.M.A. and Ph.D. candidates, and serving on department committees.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate the potential to contribute actively to the field through publication. Prior college-level teaching experience is required, as is a commitment to serving the academic interests of students in all programs of the department, including musicology, music theory, composition, and performance. A terminal degree of Ph.D. is preferred; candidates holding a D.M.A. will also be considered.
  • Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure-track.
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Starting Date: The appointment carries a full-time, ten-month contract to commence September 1, 2017.
  • Deadline: The committee will begin reading applications on September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one article-length writing sample representative of your research, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Please send all materials electronically, with the subject line “Musicology” to:
Rebecca Cypess, Chair of the Search Committee
c/o Diane Amato
Music Department/Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University
damato@masongross.rutgers.edu
  • 10/17 Skype interviews scheduled
  • 11/21 Invitation for campus interview

Sam Houston State University: Adjunct Instructor of Music (Musicology) (Spring 2017) (Deadline: None listed) FILLED: Melissa Cummins, University of Kansas ABDEdit

  • Job: Adjunct Instructor of Music (musicology)
  • The School of Music at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas seeks to fill a position of Adjunct Instructor of Music (musicology), with appointment beginning January 2017.
  • The successful candidate will teach two sections of Survey of Music Literature for music majors and additional courses as needed in the School of Music, such as Music Appreciation, History of Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music, Creative Arts Seminar, or Survey of World Music Cultures. A Ph.D. in musicology is preferred, ABD or a completed master's degree in musicology will be strongly considered.
  • Adjunct salary is competitive with similar institutions; a full-time teaching appointment is 12 semester credit hours, and benefits are available.
  • Interested applicants should email a letter of intent indicating evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness to Prof. Sheryl Murphy-Manley, mus_skm -at- shsu.edu
  • Additionally, applicants should submit materials using the Sam Houston State University on-line application system at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/pools/14895
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/14

Samford University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • Samford University’s music division invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of assistant professor of musicology. This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will begin Aug. 21, 2017. This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses exploring the Western tradition in musicology, and perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree in music; a Ph.D. or D.M.A. degree is preferred. Particular specialization within musicology is open. Preference will be given to candidates who are accomplished performing artists qualified to teach applied lessons in an area of need within the Division of Music.
  • Candidates should have a current record of scholarship in musicology, and a passion for and record of teaching both musicology and applied lessons at an advanced level. A commitment to Christian values, academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of Samford University, the School of the Arts and the Division of Music.
  • Academic rank, tenure and salary are dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic teaching experiences.
  • Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please send one PDF file comprising: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample representative of research, and links to one audio or video recording of a public performance. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly via email to musicologysearch@samford.edu. All application materials must be sent to musicologysearch@samford.edu.
    • Skype interview Jan 3 (x2)
    • 1/17 Request for campus interview
    • 4/12 Any news here?

San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Professor, Music History (Deadline: 28 February 2017, though review begins in January)Edit

  • The San Francisco Conservatory of Music seeks a full-time professor in Music History. The role will combine teaching a balance of core music history courses, including Western canon surveys, as well as special topics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The incumbent will participate in departmental and institutional leadership and service as needed. In addition, he or she will contribute to curriculum development by bringing creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking approaches to a thriving department.
  • Candidates should have a PhD in musicology and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. We seek candidates who have experience engaging performers and composers in the classroom. Promising candidates from any area of specialization will be considered. Candidates will have a strong portfolio and ongoing work in scholarly and creative activities including research and publications.
  • We prefer to receive applications through our website. However, if you are unable to submit your application online, you may send a hard copy to:
Search Committee
c/o Human Resources
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Applications should include a cover letter addressing your approach to teaching music history at a conservatory, a list of courses you have taught, your CV, and three recent letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked to send additional materials. For confidential letters of recommendation maintained by a third party, please use the address above. You may also have confidential letters forwarded to mpatterson@sfcm.edu.
  • We will begin reviewing applications in January, 2017. This position will begin in the fall of 2017.
  • Reference #: 3628
  • Posted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Closes: Feb 28, 2017
  • Department: Collegiate Faculty
  • Work type(s): Full-Time
  • Invitation for Skype interview (2/24)
  • Any movement here? (4/5)
  • Had Skype interview in late March, received invitation for in-person interview yesterday. Anyone else? (4/5) 
  • Offers have gone out (5/10)

Santa Clara University: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Gamelan/World Music) (Deadline: 16 May 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
  • Specialty or Subdiscipline: World Music
  • Requisition Number: FAC000731
  • College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Department of Music at Santa Clara University, a Catholic, Jesuit university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer position for a one year term to serve as music director and conductor for the World Music Ensemble (Gamelan); and to teach 4 academic class as designated by the chair. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses over the course of each year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations.
  • Salary: $45,780 - $48,600, depending on teaching experience; benefits eligible.
  • Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in music; successful experience conducting a gamelan ensemble at the college or professional level. Must be able to grow and build a program with existing resources and possess the necessary skills to recruit and retain players from the student population of the university. Must be able to teach introductory classes in the music curriculum, including Music Theory, Beginning Composition, and Introduction to Listening: Global Music. In addition to the six courses, this person will have the opportunity to teach applied lessons in the field of their expertise for additional compensation.
  • Start Date: 09/01/2017
  • Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Open Date: 05/02/2017
  • Close Date: 05/16/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit the items listed below:
A letter of interest that includes position being sought, qualifications, relevant experience, and applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities;
Curriculum vitae;
Evidence of past teaching performance and sample syllabi, if available;
Contact information for three references who can address applicant’s teaching abilities and other aspects of his/her qualifications.
Electronic submission of application materials is required through the online application portal.
  • For any questions, please contact Katie Williams (Music Department Senior Administrative Assistant) at kfwilliams@scu.edu.

Santa Monica College: Full-time/Tenure-track Music Instructor (Assistant/Associate Professor) (Deadline: 28 February 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0000269
  • Job Title: Full-Time/Tenure Track - MUSIC INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENTAL HISTORY/THEORY
  • Duties: The Department of Music at Santa Monica College seeks candidates for Assistant or Associate professor of Music Tenure-track for the Fall semester, 2017. The successful candidate must be a dynamic teacher, experienced in several areas, including the development of World Music curriculum and possessing expertise in at least one instrumental area (any, including Guitar, Strings, Winds, Brass or Percussion). Primary teaching responsibilities for the position will include Music History, Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, World Music, and an instrumental area. Other responsibilities include serving on campus committees, curriculum development, student learning outcome (SLO) development and assessment, participation in departmental program review, recruitment activities for the music program, and participation in special projects as needed.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's in music OR bachelor's in music AND master's in humanities OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s). Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.
  • Preferred Qualifications: D.M.A or Ph.D. in Music. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse academic environment. Demonstrated skills in administrative duties beyond teaching and conducting.
  • Closing Date: 02-28-2017
  • Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Applicable Transcript 1 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Number of reference letters required: 2
  • Optional Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: An email notification will be delivered to your reference provider once you have completed your application and attached the required documents (via the online process). The reference provider will then submit their confidential letter of reference via the online confidential portal. Your application is not considered complete without the submission of the confidential letters of reference through the online system. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.
  • Salary Range: $49,282 - $121,340
  • Pay Philosophy: Starting salaries for full-time academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.
  • 3/22: Request for interview
  • 3/23: Rejection received
  • 4/3:  Any further news on this?  I've applied but have heard nothing
  • 4/7: On-campus, first round interview

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Research Associate (50% time) (Deadline: 12 May 2017)Edit

  • The Academy of Music FHNW, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – University for Early Music, is offering the following position with job location in Basel to be filled at the earliest possible date: Research associate (50%) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
  • Your tasks: As part of a five member research team, you will participate in research activities of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (applied research and development in the broad framework of historical performance practice). In close cooperation with the management board and colleagues of the research department, you will develop the research programme and offer academic support in particular to the medieval department of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. You will also generate your own research projects and participate in teaching activities as deemed appropriate. In so doing, you will contribute to the dialogue between research and musical practice in the educational setting.
  • Your profile: You have completed a doctorate in musicology with a focus on the early to high Middle Ages. In this context, your interests demonstrate a clear connection with musical practice. You have experience in the organisation of musicological activities (project proposals, the organisation of symposiums, editorial work for publications etc.). You are familiar with the international research sector in your field and enjoy team-oriented and collaborative work. You have an excellent command of both oral and written German and English. Further competencies in select languages of medieval repertoires are also required.
  • Please submit your application online by May 12th, 2017 via the respective announcement on www.fhnw.ch/offene-stellen, c/o Nadja Sele, HR Representative.
  • For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Kirnbauer, Head of Research Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, T +41 61 264 57 41. Email: martin.kirnbauer@fhnw.ch

Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music Appreciation (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 03 October 2016) FILLED: Alexandra Grabarchuk, UCLA 2015Edit

  • Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, and the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges invite applications for a one-semester position of Visiting Lecturer in Music. The position is for the Spring semester, January-May 2017. Teaching experienced required. Doctorate preferred, ABD considered. Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Music, a music appreciation course, to non-major students from across the consortium.
  • To apply, please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to Professor David Cubek, Chair, Music Search Committee, at dcubek@scrippscollege.edu. Committee review of applications will begin October 3, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • 7/7/16: Is this for teaching just one class or more?
  • 7/8/16: Prof. Cubek confirmed by email that this position is for one class only


Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music (Music in the US or Women and Gender in Music) (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLED: Lara Rann, UCLA 2015Edit

  • Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a one-semester position of Visiting Lecturer in Music. The position is for the Spring semester, January-May 2017. Teaching experienced required. Doctorate preferred, ABD considered. Responsibilities include teaching a music elective: either Music in the US or Women and Gender in Music, appropriate for both music majors and non-major students from across the consortium.
  • To apply, please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to Professor Hao Huang, Chair, Music Search Committee, at hahuang@scrippscollege.edu. Committee review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.


Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music (Music in Western Civilization: 1750 to present) (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 15 October 2016) FILLED: Beth Snyder, NYU 2016Edit

  • Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for the position of visiting lecturer in music to teach ‘Music in Western Civilization: 1750 to present,’ for Spring 2017, only. This course is a music-major requirement open also to non-majors, and will explore music in its cultural context, primarily in the European and American musical canon, in Classical, Romantic, and 20th– and 21rst-century periods. As described in the catalog, “Interdisciplinary relationships to other arts will be examined in a historical context.” Teaching experience required and doctorate preferred (ABD considered).
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, c.v., and two letters of recommendation to ykang@scrippscollege.edu.
  • For more information, email the chair for the search, Prof. YouYoung Kang: ykang@scrippscollege.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 3, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Moderator question/comment: Why don't they just combine all these courses and hire one person full-time for the semester?
    • 9/29/16: I would apply for it if it were all three courses. I think I'd be able to teach all three pretty well. But I am not going to apply for a position that would require me to move for just one course.

Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 03 April 2017) FILLED: Charles Lwanga, University of Pittsburgh, 2012 (Comp/Theory); ABD (Ethnomusicology)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0001615
  • Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department: Music
  • Position Status: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Months per Year: 9 Months
  • Start Date (For temporary positions only): September 2017
  • End Date (For temporary positions only): May 2018
  • Position Band/Level: Faculty
  • Job Summary: The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities include a combination of core music theory courses and ethnomusicology courses; performance- and ensemble-based teaching may also be possible, given the applicant's skills and interest. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience, goals, and approaches will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated professional commitment to both music theory and ethnomusicology.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD preferred; ABD considered.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for the position should fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: letter of application, CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address: 1) the applicant's teaching strengths, including proposed courses to teach at Skidmore; 2) the applicant's interest in, and experience with, teaching a diverse student population; and 3) the applicant's interest in, and experience with, teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Jeremy Day-O'Connell, Chair (jdayocon@skidmore.edu). Review of applications will begin on April 3 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The system will only support Word or PDF files up to 1.9MB. If you receive an error message while uploading, please make sure your document meets the requirements above. You may have to reduce the size of your document to attach. All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802
  • Posting Date: 03-08-2017
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • From theory wiki: 4/4 Request for Skype interview

Smith College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 October 2016) FILLED: Andrea Moore, UCLA 2016Edit

  • The Department of Music at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. Specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be expected each year to teach a one-semester introductory level undergraduate course on music historical methods. Other courses will depend on the successful candidate’s area(s) of specialization and the needs of the department. A Ph.D. in Musicology or a closely related field is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Candidates who specialize in Western art music of any period are encouraged to apply. Additionally, we welcome applications from those who approach the study of musicology from an interdisciplinary perspective, who incorporate in their work current methodologies such as sound studies or disability studies, or whose work emphasizes such issues as the role of music in promoting social justice or the intersection of music-making and listening with matters of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
  • Application Instructions: Submit your application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37005 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (article or chapter length), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016.
  • 11/9 according to interfolio they are interviewing semi-finalists.
  • 11/10 Confirm: skype interviews scheduled
  • 12/12 finalists contacted for on campus interivews
  • 3/20 Email indicating that the position has been filled. The email also mentioned that there were 197 applicants. 

SOAS, University of London: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 23 March 2017)Edit

  • Vacancy Number: 001213
  • Location: London
  • Campus: Russell Square
  • Post Class: Teaching and Research
  • Department / Centre: Department of Music
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 23 March 2017
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of Arts, Department of Music
  • Salary range: £42,277- £49,877 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Please note that successful candidates who have not yet completed their PhD will be appointed on Grade 7 (£34,957 - £41,136 per annum inclusive of London Allowance), and regraded to Grade 8 on successful completion of their PhD.
  • The role and its responsibilities: The Department of Music, within the School of Arts at SOAS, wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. We invite applications from individuals to teach a range of topics within ethnomusicology (including music analysis) and to undertake interdisciplinary teaching within the School of Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in excellent research, to seek opportunities for external research funding and to publish in their specialist field. The successful candidate will be required to teach and examine at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to supervise research students, and to take on administrative duties within the Department.
  • Skills and experience: Applicants will be working in any branch of ethnomusicology, and preference may be shown to individuals who specialise in South Asian music. The successful candidate will have a strong academic record and the potential to make a significant contribution to the research and teaching of the Music Department, and to the School of Arts more generally.
  • Further information: Prospective applicants seeking further information may contact the Associate Head of Department of Music, Dr Angela Impey (ai6@soas.ac.uk), and website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/music/
  • If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form, and provide a copy of your CV and publications list. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
  • Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
  • Interviews will provisionally be held on 05 April 2017.
  • If you have any questions or require any assistance with the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.
  • Click on the link(s) below to download the job description/person specification
  • FINAL JD PS Lecturer in Ethnomusicology.pdf
  • 3/16: Has anyone tried completing the online application form? I am confused about the "Qualifications" section, and their 1-7 result scale for subjects/exams.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Lecturer (Popular Music Studies/Music Business) (Deadline: 20 March 2017)Edit

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Lecturer (Popular Music Studies/ Music Business)
  • School of Music
  • SIU Carbondale
  • Title: Non-tenure-Track Lecturer, 9 month term appointment, specializing in Popular Music Studies/ Music Business. School of Music, SIU Carbondale.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in Music, documented professional experience in popular music, digital music technology, music industry, and university classroom teaching experience.
  • Duties: Teach courses in popular music studies, digital music technology, and music business; Coordinate music business area and develop popular music studies curriculum.
  • Appointment start date: August 16, 2017.
  • Application Deadline: March 20, 2017, or until filled.
  • Application Procedure: Send letter of application, current resume, and three letters of reference by email to music@siu.edu or by mail to:
Professor Richard Kelley
Music Business Search Committee
School of Music, Mail Code 4302
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 S. Normal Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901

St. John's College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 28 September 2016)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 218205-951
  • Job Description: Assistant Professor of Music, 1 Year Term
  • St. John’s College, Department of Art and Design
  • The Department of Art and Design is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music. Responsibilities include a full teaching load each semester and active collaboration between student life and academics in order to effectively engage students in music activities, which will in turn empower their academic excellence.
  • Submit letter of application and resume on line. Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruiting process.
  • Job Location: Queens, New York, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • (11/16) This posting seems to have been removed from the institutional application system.  Any insights?
  • (11/18) I submitted my application on 11/7. Maybe they decided that they received enough applications to proceed?
  • (12/27) Any updates for this one?
  • (4/8) Still no updates? Does this job even exist or did people submit applications for a phantom position?

St. Lawrence University: Music Post-doc Teaching Fellow (Deadline: 15 December 2016) FILLED: Fritz Schenker, University of Wisconsin 2016Edit

  • Position Title: Music Post-Doc Teaching Fellow (potential two-year appointment)
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Primary Responsibilities: The Department of Music at St. Lawrence University seeks a scholar who is skilled at teaching performance in an ensemble setting. We especially desire a colleague with the ability to teach the history and performance of American vernacular musics. A willingness to teach in the university’s First-Year Program is expected. The successful candidate will teach three or four courses per academic year.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate degree is required.
  • Faculty Status: Visiting Instructor
  • Appointment Timing: Full Year
  • Desired Start Date: 08/15/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: To apply, please note the following two-part application process:
1. St. Lawrence is a member of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges. All applicants for the Music Post-Doc Teaching Fellow position should review the definition of a Postdoctoral Fellowship and submit a dossier via Interfolio at http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/current-past-scholars/. By submitting your dossier via Interfolio, you also may be contacted by other liberal arts colleges about additional fellowship opportunities.
2. Applicants must also complete an online application form at http://employment.stlawu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016. Questions about the position may be directed to David Henderson, Search Chair at dhenderson@stlawu.edu.
  • 10/31 The link in the instructions to applicant section is to an entirely different school. Any idea what the correct information is? [Note: a quick search online turned up nothing at St Lawrence and the same incorrect info on other websites besides this one.]
  • 11/1 I found that confusing too. My best understanding is that St. Lawrence is part of a SLAC consortium that includes Gettysburg College. You have to submit a general application to the entire consortium here (this link was buried on the Gettysburg page): https://apply.interfolio.com/35809 and also an application for this specific post-doc at the St. Lawrence employment site.
  • 2/1 Request for Skype interview (x2)

St. Norbert College: Assistant Professor of Music - Music Theory and History (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Music - Music Theory and History — Full Time
  • Duties: St. Norbert College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music to begin August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching an integrated curriculum of music theory and history from the Baroque to modern eras. Secondary responsibilities may include Composition, Aural Skills, Studio Instruction, or other duties according to the applicant's expertise. Please visit http://www.snc.edu/music for information about the Music program and its mission.
  • Experience: Doctorate preferred, ABD considered.
  • How To Apply: Please address a letter of application, CV, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. Stephen Rupsch, 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 February 1st and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • From theory wiki: (2/22) Skype interviews

St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 03 October 2016) FILLED: Rehanna Kheshgi, University of Chicago 2016Edit

  • The Department of Music at St. Olaf College is proud to announce a new position with a specialty in ethnomusicology, as we seek to expand and enhance the breadth of the curriculum. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Ethnomusicology at the Assistant level to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar of outstanding ability who will contribute to the artistic and intellectual life of the college.
  • Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in ethnomusicology (ABD with projected completion date prior to appointment start will be considered), a demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates, evidence of or potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, and a vision of how the study of music contributes to a liberal arts education.
  • Position Description: The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities may include courses in world music, popular music, and topics-based courses related to the candidate’s areas of expertise, in addition to mentored undergraduate research. The successful candidate will maintain an active research profile. Candidates who have particular interdisciplinary interests that may enhance St. Olaf’s intellectual community are encouraged to highlight these aspects in their cover letter. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and service on departmental and college-wide committees.
  • St. Olaf is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and actively encourages applications from groups that are underrepresented in higher education.
  • Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes the following (please upload as PDFs):
A cover letter that speaks to teaching, research, and other professional qualifications
A curriculum vitae
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
A statement of teaching philosophy
  • In addition, please provide the names and emails of three to five professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship. (We only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening, in addition to such things as a scholarly writing sample and a sample syllabus)
  • If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact David Castro, chair of the search committee at musicTT2017@stolaf.edu
  • Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 9/26 Are applications being accepted after October 3? Also, are interviews being done at SEM?
  • 9/27 From a member of the search committee: Yes, applications will be accepted after October 3 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. We won't conduct interviews at SEM, but we will hold an open information session so that candidates can learn more about the institution, the position, and the search process. The session will take place Saturday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Sales Conference Room of the Omni Shoreham.
  • 11/11 Letters of reference solicited (x6)
  • 11/16 I did not apply for this position, but it seems very odd to me that the search committee solicited letters before the "open information session."
  • 11/16 It seemed to me the request for letters was automatically generated for all applicants, not an indication of advancement in the job search, though I could be wrong.
  • 12/2 Request for additional materials (x7)
  • 12/9 Request for additional materials
  • 12/21 Email rejection (x4)
  • 01/11 Phone interview
  • 01/18 Rejection after phone interview

St. Peter's University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 05 January 2017) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • Saint Peter's University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. It has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2000 full-time students, 400 part-time students, and a graduate enrollment of over 700 students. The usual teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The following tenure-track Assistant Professor's position is available for August 2017, pending final budgetary approval. A terminal degree in music or a music-related field is required for this position, as is demonstrated success or strong potential in teaching, research, scholarship, and service to Higher Education. For more information about Saint Peter's University, please visit www.saint peters.edu.
  • Required: 1. Terminal degree in music, or a music-related field; 2. Demonstrated excellence in college teaching; 3. Commitment to cultural diversity and urban education, demonstrated through scholarship, teaching history or creative endeavors; 4. Demonstrated history of academic program and co-curricular program development; 5. Multi-disciplinarian with capacity for teaching a variety of courses in music, including music history, theory, ethnomusicology/world music, instrumental studies on a professional level (keyboard preferred), choral and/or instrumental ensemble work.
  • Preferred: 1. Five or more years of experience teaching in higher education; 2. Experience in acoustic and electronic music composition in addition to studio work; 3. Experience in computer music, music business and other music-focused topics (e.g. American Popular Music, Rock History, Musical Theater); 4. Active artistic career in composition and/or performance, as well as scholarly research, and conducting experience (choral, theatrical and/or instrumental); 5. Demonstrated work in non-arts fields such as theater, dance, literature etc.; 6. Experience in administrative support and academic advising; 7. Commitment to institutional and departmental growth, as well as community arts support and growth; 8. Commitment to arts/music education advocacy.
  • Applications (including curriculum vitae, cover letter, the names of three references and transcripts) should be submitted to:
Fine Arts Faculty Search
The Department of Human Services
2641 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Electronic applications can be submitted to hrdept@saintpeters.edu with the subject heading: Fine Arts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 4/10 Unofficial word that the position was pulled/search has failed. 

Stanford University: Thinking Matters Fellowship (Deadline: 31 January 2017)Edit

  • Stanford University: Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: Stanford Introductory Studies Thinking Matters Fellowship 2017-2018
  • Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Closes: Jan 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5 hours)
  • Thinking Matters Fellowship: The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines. Thinking Matters fosters the development of intellectual curiosity and critical inquiry skills in a student-centered environment designed to help students in their transition to college-level learning. Fellows who will thrive in this program find professional gratification in providing support for student learning in a collaborative exchange with peers about effective strategies for freshman pedagogy. About 25 fellows each year create a vibrant interdisciplinary community dedicated to liberal arts education. Thinking Matters Fellows will continue the long tradition of providing discussion seminars led by post-doctoral scholars, which was established at Stanford in 1919 for the pioneering “Problems of Citizenship” required course for all freshmen.
  • The appointment begins August 1, 2017 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $64,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship. In addition to their salary, Fellows are eligible for a full package of employee benefits.
  • Qualifications: We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in any of the following: American Studies, Biology, Environmental Science, Literature (with the exception of British), Music and Film Studies, Political Philosophy, and Physics.
  • Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2011 and no later than June 2017. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students' skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.
  • Application Instructions: In the application process all candidates must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. For information on selecting courses for 2017-18 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to: https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship
  • Applications open December 15, 2016 and close January 31, 2017 (EST). Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
  • News anybody? (3/13)
  • Applications have been screened and are now under faculty review. (3/29)

State University of Campinas Arts Institute (IA-Unicamp): Post-doctoral fellowships (4) in Local Musicking (Deadline: 14 August 2017)Edit

  • Nº: 1615
  • Field of knowledge: Anthropology
  • FAPESP process: 16/05318-7
  • Project title: Local Musicking - New pathways for ethnomusicology
  • Working area: Ethnomusicology / Anthropology of Music
  • Principal investigator: Suzel Ana Reily
  • Unit/Instituition: Instituto de Artes / Unicamp
  • Deadline for submissions: 2017-08-14
  • Publishing date: 2017-06-02
  • Locale: R. Elis Regina, 50 - Cidade Universitária, Campinas - SP, 13083-854
  • E-mail for proposal submission: pd.musicarlocal@gmail.com
  • Selection of candidates for 4 (four) Post-doctoral Fellowships in Ethnomusicology/Anthropology of Music. The Fellowships are linked to the FAPESP Thematic Project 2016/05318-7 "Local Musicking - New pathways for ethnomusicology". Two fellowships, supervised by Professor Suzel A Reily, will be based at the State University of Campinas Arts Institute (IA-Unicamp); Two fellowships, supervised by Professor Rose Satiko Hikiji, will be based at the University of São Paulo Department of Anthropology (FFLCH-USP).
  • 1) Summary of the Thematic Project: This Thematic Project (TP) aims to investigate how music produces locality and how it is produced by locality. By focusing on the locality of the musical activity, we call attention to the role of music in articulating this context, regardless of the origin of the style in question. Localities are dynamic settings; they are points of continuous encounter between people, ideas, practices, technologies, and objects that converge in the locality over time. The specificity of a locality derives more from its relationships to other localities than from its isolation. Here, we aim to document how musical engagement articulates with the social interactions that occur during musicking, whether the participants are amateurs or professionals. The project, therefore, focuses on the investigation of the relations between music and locality in terms of the people involved in musicking.
  • TP Subthemes:
Musicking and the production of locality;
Localities, encounters and connections in local musicking;
Learning, transmission and preparation;
Technologies of local musicking.
  • 2) Research projects: The specific themes to be developed by each research fellow will be defined by the candidates, according to their previous research backgrounds and personal interests, but it is envisaged that fellows contribute to the collective advancement of the debates surrounding the TP as a whole. In conformity with the general objectives of the TP, the fellows' projects will be guided by the following key questions:
What is the nature of musicking in the local context? What does this tell us about the production of locality and the ways in which localities are experienced by those involved in local musicking?
What contributes to the establishment of musical engagement and of feelings of commitment to music production at the local level?
How do local music groups operate as 'art worlds' and/or 'communities of practice'? How do their organizational structures affect the forms of musicking in a locality, both in the amateur and professional domains?
In what ways do people, objects, technologies, institutions interact in musical practices? How are these 'agents' related to a physical or imagined locality?
  • 3) Description of the job activities: Each fellow will undertake an individual research project throughout the duration of the fellowship, following the criteria set out below:
Use and development of methodologies coherent with contemporary Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music;
Production of publications in various modalities (articles in journals of high impact, articles in edited collections, academic books, textbooks, audio-visual productions, documentaries, CDs, internet sites/blogs etc.);
Participation and organization of scientific events and outreach programmes;
Contribution to undergraduate training (through the supervision of introductory research projects, lectures, contributions to courses) and post-graduate training (through lectures, contributions to courses);
Participation in the regular meetings of the TP research group.
  • 4) Candidate's requirements: a. The candidate should have concluded a doctorate less than seven years before the beginning of the PD fellowship. b. The fellowship demands full time dedication to the research project (except under conditions outlined in resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009). c. The fellowship holder may not hold any formal or informal employment nor receive, during the term of the fellowship, a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of whatever nature (except under conditions outlined in the decree PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).
  • 5) Candidate's obligations: a. Full dedication to research (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009). b. Not to receive a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of any nature (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009). c. To consult FAPESP before accepting any financial support from any other funding source, public or private, for the development of the research project that concerns the fellowship awarded. d. Not to make any modifications to the project (initial plan, dates etc.) without the prior consent of the Foundation. e. To submit scientific reports and reports on the application of the Research Contingency Funds within the time frames laid out in the Terms of Award (TA), accompanied by the requested documentation. f. Not to absent himself from the institution in which he is developing his research project, except to carry out field research or a research placement, for a limited time and with the authorization of FAPESP and with the supervisor's endorsement. g. To refer to the support from FAPESP in theses, articles, books, abstracts of presentations in meetings and any other type of publication or form of outreach activities that result, wholly or in part, from the fellowship.
  • 6) Duration of PD Fellowship: The PD Fellowships will last for 24 months.
  • 7) Funding of the Fellowship:
i) The stipend of the FAPESP post-doctoral fellowship is R$ 6.819,30 (from April 1st, 2016).
ii) The Research Contingency Funds are intended for use in activities developed by the Fellowship holder, strictly related to the fellowship research project, during the term of the fellowship. The funds are equivalent to 15 per cent of the annual value of the fellowship. Together with the Scientific Report, the Fellowship holder should report on the use of the Research Contingency Funds. This Report should be approved by the Supervisor.
  • 8) Documentation: Candidates should send the following documents to the Principal Researcher, Professor Suzel Ana Reily, to the following email address: pd.musicarlocal@gmail.com; or present them in person to the Principal Researcher at the Arts Institute, Campinas State University: Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária "Zeferino Vaz", Barão Geraldo, Campinas - SP, CEP: 13083-854:
i) Certificate of completion of doctoral degree.
ii) Up-dated CV on Plataforma Lattes (lattes.cnpq.br) (foreigners can send an up-dated CV, highlighting their academic background, scientific publications, teaching experience and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students);
iii) Curricular Summary following FAPESP guidelines (www.fapesp.br/en/6351);
iv) Foreign applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary documents for entry into Brazil;
v) A research Project following the FAPESP "Guidelines for Research Proposals" (www.fapesp.br/270);
vi) Copy of a recent publication linked to the theme of the Framework Project (e.g., book; article [international or Qualis A or B]; book chapter);
vii) Two letters of recommendation highlighting: relationship to applicant; academic achievements; research experience and potential; teaching experience and potential; ability to work in a team.
  • 9) Calendar: The selection process will follow the following calendar:
i) Deadline for the submission of the required documentation: 14 August 2017.
ii) Announcement of the candidates selected for the second phase: 4 September 2017.
iii) Announcement of the schedule for interviews with the candidates selected for the second phase: 5 September 2017.
iv) Interviews (face-to-face or via video-link): 6 to 8 September 2017.
v) Successful candidates are expected to initiate activities within 90 days of the communication of the final results.
  • 10) Further information regarding the fellowships can be obtained from the Principal Researcher: Suzel Ana Reily (s.reily@iar.unicamp.br).
  • 11) Further clarification on documentation and procedures, please consult FAPESP norms: www.fapesp.br/270.
  • Note: Click on "English" at the top right of the webpage if you get the Portuguese version.

Swarthmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLED: Lei Ouyang Bryant, University of Pittsburgh 2004Edit

  • The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning with the Fall semester of 2017. We seek candidates with excellent classroom presence, a broad range of research and teaching interests, and a commitment to engaging in cross-departmental collaboration. Areas of specialization are open as we plan to expand and enhance our Department's current curricular reach. Scholarly interest at the intersection of music and dance is particularly welcome. Performance expertise is not required, but would be of interest. *Tenure-track faculty members have a 3/2 teaching load (which will move to 2/2 in 2020) and enjoy a generous leave policy.
  • A Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or a closely related field is expected by August 31, 2017.
  • Qualified applicants should apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org. Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work, three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus by December 1, 2016. The cover letter should address what the candidate finds attractive about teaching in a liberal arts college environment and how the candidate would approach mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Please address any questions you may have to Bernadette Dunning, Administrative Coordinator of the Department of Music and Dance. bdunnin1@swarthmore.edu
  • 1/11: Any news on this one?
  • 1/18: Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 2/9: Campus interviews have begun.
  • Offer made and accepted by Lei Ouyang Bryant

Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Black Political Thought: Music (Fall 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 June 2017)Edit

  • Job #073299
  • Job Title: Part-Time Faculty-Black Political Thought: Music (Fall 2017)
  • Location: Sims Hall
  • Pay Range: $6,000 per course
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Hours: As determined by department/chair
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Campus: Syracuse, NY
  • Job Description: This special topics course investigates the political thought of African American musicians and how that thought informs their musical practices. Why are African American musicians invested in political stances? How have African American musicians used their music to express political views? Looking at primary resources such as writings, interviews, lyrics, musical compositions, and film, this class endeavors to make explicit the connection between political thought and African American creative practices. Students will learn how African American critical consciousness and political thinking about social justice issues have shaped, and continues; showing how African American musical practices become an extension of African Americans. Students will develop critical thinking and writing skills as they engage various types of texts.
  • Qualifications; A doctorate (or ABD) preferred.
  • Job Specific Qualifications: Black Studies and Musicology doctoral training preferred.
  • Application Instructions: Please attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional reference.
  • Job Posting Date: 06/16/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Message to Applicants: Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Herb Ruffin II, at hruffin@syr.edu

Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Masters of American Black Music (Fall 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 June 2017)Edit

  • Job #073294
  • Job Title: Part-Time Faculty- Masters of American Black Music (Fall 2017)
  • Location: Sims Hall
  • Pay Range: $6,000 per course
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Hours: As determined by department/chair
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Campus: Syracuse, NY
  • Job Description: The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University seeks a part-time instructor to teach (AAS 408/608) “Masters of American Black Music” at the undergraduate level in the Fall of 2017. Tuesday/Thursday 2:00pm – 3:20pm. The course is an advanced course on African American music from 1900 to the present. This course critically examines the masters of Black music and the broad range of music that they represent from a race, class, and gendered lens. It is also designed for students to acquire information, improve writing skills, and apply theory to their research, and sharpen their critical thinking ability.
  • Qualifications: A doctorate (or ABD) preferred.
  • Job Specific Qualifications: African International Relations doctoral training preferred.
  • Application Instructions: Please attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional reference.
  • Job Posting Date: 06/16/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Message to Applicants: Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Herb Ruffin II, at hruffin@syr.edu

Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Music in Politics (Fall 2017) (Deadline: 26 June 2017)Edit

  • Job #073285
  • Job Title: Part-Time Faculty - Music in Politics (Fall 2017)
  • Location: Art & Music Histories - 308 Bowne Hall
  • Pay Range: $5,000
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Hours: As determined by department/chair
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Campus: Syracuse, NY
  • Job Description: Teach a 3.0 credit hour – HOM 497 ‘Music in Politics’ undergraduate course. Fall ’17 semester, August 28 – December 8, 2017
  • Qualifications: ABD or Ph.D. in Musicology
  • Responsibilities: Teach HOM 497 – in addition to class lectures: develop course syllabus, meet all designated class periods, prepare guidelines for projects or other student assignments, maintain scheduled office hours. Grade student assignments & exams in a timely manner and submit final grades according to University regulations.
  • Application Instructions: Please attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.
  • Job Posting Date: 06/12/2017
  • Application Deadline: 06/26/2017

Tallahassee Community College: Faculty Humanities Assistant Professor (Deadline: 15 January 2017)Edit

  • Tallahassee Community College announces an opening for the following continuing contract instructional faculty position for 2017-2018.
  • Faculty responsibilities include instruction, curriculum, service and support of college policies and procedures, and professional development. Starting salaries for instructional faculty positions are competitive.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree with a major in humanities, literature, philosophy, religion, ethics, classics, music history, musicology or art history or a Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in one or combination of the following areas: humanities, literature, philosophy, religion, ethics, classics, music history, musicology, or art history. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with at least 18 graduate hours in the area of philosophy. Primary teaching areas are introductory courses in humanities.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Scroll to the bottom of the vacancy announcement to start the application process. 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 May 30, 2017 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, 2017 and will continue until all vacancies have been filled. Please note that applications received after January 15, 2017 may not be given consideration.
  • (1/11) Is "continuing contract instructional faculty" a pseudonym for "adjunct laborer"? Or is this the title for full faculty?

Tarrant County College: Music Instructor (Deadline: None listed, posted 14 April 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Instructor - Music
  • Posting Number: F002288
  • Position Status: Full Time
  • Pay Rate: Commensurate with education and experience.
  • Job Summary: To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process.
  • Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures: Master’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education from a regionally accredited college or university OR Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with 18 graduate hours in Music
  • Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures: Experience teaching musicianship courses that focus on western music theory, ear training, rhythmic training, and some functional keyboard skills. Experience in teaching Music Appreciation/History courses required. Knowledge and functional ability to improvise on simple pop chord progressions. Brass, Vocal, or Piano training
  • Posting Date: 04/14/2017
  • Contact: Gerald Ringe gerald.ringe@tccd.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Tel Aviv University: Music Research (Full-time Senior Faculty Position) (Deadline: 22 December 2016)Edit

  • Applications are invited to a full-time senior faculty position in music research at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Appointment starts October, 2017.
  • The position is open to applicants in all fields of music research, including music theory and analysis, historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music technology, and music cognition.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D in a relevant field, and a record of original research. The position requires research activity, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and directing M.A and Ph.D theses. Command of both Hebrew and English, enabling teaching in both languages, is required.
  • The academic degree of the successful candidate will be determined according to his or her professional qualifications and experience, in accord with University regulations. Appointment processes will be conducted according to Tel Aviv University’s hiring procedures, and are subject to the approval of the authorized academic bodies. The University is not required to accept any application for this position.
  • Applicants should send the following documents to Prof. Zvi Serper, Dean, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel taniab -at- tauex.tau.ac.il
1. Application letter
2. Detailed, current CV
3. Three letters of recommendation (sent directly by the referees).
  • Application deadline: December 22, 2016
  • Posted to AMS-L November 28, 2016.

Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 03 January 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: MUSIC
  • Number of hours per week: 37.5
  • Months per year: Academic (9 months)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Campus: Main Campus
  • Position Number: 014011
  • Advertised Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
  • Job Description: Full-time faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History, World Music, American Music, Music Appreciation and topics-based courses related to the candidate's areas of specialization. Leading and directing a performance ensemble in candidate's area of specialization is desirable, but not required. Lead and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research activities. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, serving on departmental and college-wide activities and committees, and other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications/Experience: Completed doctorate in Ethnomusicology/Musicology. Evidence of acquiring and practicing formal teaching methodologies and classroom management leading to artistic and intellectual exchanges of furthering musical and cultural awareness. Evidence of successful teaching as well as scholarly contributions to the field. Evidence of collegiality and the ability to work with others in a team setting. Experience and interest in teaching students representing diverse educational, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Do not submit recordings or monographs at this time.
  • Job Open Date: 10-10-2016
  • Job Close Date: 01-03-2017
  • Requisition Number: 2784
  • If direct link to posting doesn't work, search for position number 014011.
  • 12/29: Application form asks for contact info for three references but no letters; cover letter, CV, and transcript.
  • 12/29: You have to fill out a generic, "Tennessee State University" application form, then find the specific job again (using the Requisition Number) and apply for that specific job. There you can upload your information.
  • 2/3 Any movement here? (x2 4/1)

Texas Christian University: Music Lecturer-World Music/History (1-year) (Deadline: 01 March 2017)  FILLED: Gina Bombola (University of North Carolina, 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: One-year Lecturer in Music History/World Music (Full-time, non-tenure track)
  • Position Number: 2017-F007
  • School/College: College of Fine Arts
  • Department: School of Music - 76000
  • Position Description: One-year position, non-tenure track. Teaching music history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, world music, and bibliography and research methods; participating in departmental activities appropriate for a faculty member at a major research university with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Other duties as defined by the Director of the School of Music.
  • Position Requirements: Ph.D. in musicology or music history, or ABD; college-level teaching experience.
  • Applications: Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of publications and other examples of scholarship, evidence of teaching success. Have three confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Only electronic materials will be accepted.
  • Application review will begin March 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Date of appointment: August 2017.
  • 2/3 Does anybody know what kind of faculty or staff "lecturer" denotes at TCU? Is this adjunct by another name? or instructor without being faculty? something else?
  • 2/4 According to someone on the faculty, this is "a one-year Visiting Lecturer position."

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts (2 positions) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Extended Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Requisition ID: 9772BR or 9825BR
  • Work Location: Lubbock
  • Campus: Texas Tech University
  • Department: Visual and Perform Arts
  • Position Description: Contributes to the University’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
  • Major/Essential Functions: Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. Demonstrated interest in engaging multiple artistic and/or cultural forms. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in appropriate field; will consider ABD if complete by August 2017. A research and teaching specialization that incorporates cross-disciplinary investigation of contemporary arts, culture, and/or inter or multi-media. Work that addresses music, dance, theatre, engineering, computer science, or psychology, and deals with questions regarding perception cognition, neuroscience, or interactivity a plus. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines.
  • As part of the online application process, please submit the following documents:
Letter of Application that addresses the nature of the candidate’s interdisciplinary interests and experience (cover letter)
Curriculum Vitae (including educational/teaching/research activity)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Research Statement
Teaching materials (including syllabi, instructional objectives, evaluations of teaching, if available)
One or more offprints of publications or sample of unpublished scholarship (should not exceed 25 pages)
  • to the address below:
Interdisciplinary Arts Search Committee
Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts – Texas Tech University
Box 45060
Lubbock, TX 79409-5060
  • Required Qualifications: Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity
  • Preferred Qualifications: Established record of interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research / scholarship engaging the arts, with a research and teaching specialization that incorporates investigation of contemporary arts, digital technology, and/or inter- or multi-media. Work that addresses music, dance, theatre, engineering, computer science, or psychology, and deals with questions regarding perception, cognition, neuroscience, or interactivity, a plus. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistant.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 09 November 2016) SEARCH FAILEDEdit

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • School of Music
  • Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • POSITION/RANK/SALARY: Full-time position in Musicology. Assistant Professor; a tenure-track appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate/undergraduate music history. Record of publication or promise of exceptional scholarly potential in musicology. Completion of Ph.D. in Musicology with eighteenth or nineteenth century specialization by August 2017 required.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate and undergraduate music history courses (eighteenth or nineteenth century specialization); advise thesis and dissertation students; engage in scholarly or creative research and publication; participate in appropriate faculty service; assist in coordinating the music history curriculum. Secondary specializations desired in: ethnomusicology, specific world-music idioms, historical performance, and/or music appreciation teaching. Expertise with new digital media and distance-learning technology. Ability to contribute to the mission, research, and ensembles of the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Service duties might include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the music unit, the college, and the university is expected. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate, available, and in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged.
  • APPOINTMENT EFFECTIVE: Fall 2017
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (a two-step procedure) Applications are to be completed online. The hiring site is http://www.careers.texastech.edu. Refer to job posting and requisition ID – 8915BR.
1) Attach the following materials to your online application: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vita. If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 or e-mail at hrs.recruiting@ttu.edu.
2) Please send the following items electronically to Dianne.caspell@ttu.edu or to the following physical address: Dianne Caspell; School of Music; Texas Tech University; Box 42033; Lubbock, TX 79409-2033.
a) three current letters of recommendation,
b) minimum of three additional reference names with telephone and email contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a future date. Please limit materials to those requested.
  • Completed file should be received by November 9. 2016, but screening will continue until the position is filled.
  • Additional School of Music contact information: dianne.caspell@ttu.edu. 806-834-3817.
  • Request for phone interview (11/21) x2
  • 2/1 Campus interviews are taking place
  • 3/18 Search concluded without a hire

Texas Woman's University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 September 2016)Edit

  • Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus
  • Department: Music and Drama
  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music - Tenure-track
  • Job Code: 16AS-MU05
  • Date Closed: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of research, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number - 16AS-MU05).
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the music history sequence;
2. Teach other courses aligned with secondary area(s) of expertise;
3. Maintain an active agenda of research and creative activity that enhances program standing and increases department visibility;
4. Assist with department recruiting initiatives;
5. Serve on department, college, and university committees; and
6. Actively participate in professional music organizations on the state and national levels.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Hold an earned doctorate in music, with preference given to degrees in the field of Musicology or Ethnomusicology;
2. Graduate study in musicology (primary or secondary emphasis);
3. Evidence of scholarly research and publications in the field of musicology;
4. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment; and
5. Collegiate-level teaching experience preferred.
  • Request for phone interview (11/1)
  • Request for campus interview (12/3)

Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture (Deadline: 21 January 2017) FILLED: David Cosper (University of Virginia, 2011)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture
  • Department of Music
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • COFAC-N-3034
  • Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Music History and Culture in the Department of Music beginning August 2017.
  • Qualifications: PhD in music history, musicology, or ethnomusicology in hand by the time of application. ABD and candidates holding a D.M.A. will not be considered. Record of excellence in teaching at the university/college level as the instructor of record. Ability to incorporate creative, diverse, critical, and interdisciplinary approaches in scholarly work and teaching. Experience in teaching courses in popular musics, African American musics, jazz, film music, non-Western musics, and/or global perspectives in music. Demonstrated scholarly achievement. Areas of expertise in teaching and scholarship should complement those of current faculty; effective in integrating technology into instruction.
  • Responsibilities: Teach courses in music history and culture for music majors (undergraduate and graduate) and non-majors, including Western music canon surveys. Contribute to curriculum development by bringing creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approaches to a large and diverse music department. Carry out a distinctive scholarly agenda with publications and presentations; participate in academic governance and department, college and university service.
  • Application Process: Deadline for applications is January 21, 2017. A completed dossier will include: 1) letter of application outlining your qualification to teach in areas enumerated above, your research agenda, and ideas to integrate your scholarship in our diverse undergraduate music curriculum; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample syllabus; 4) copy of the transcript from your doctoral degree granting institution (an official transcript will be required at the time of the appointment); mailing addresses, e-mail address and business telephone numbers for at least three references who may be contacted by the search committee.
  • 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 candidates for further materials. Submit complete digital dossiers in PDF format as a single file to: musichistorysearch@towson.edu
  • Additional contact information: Dr. Cristina Magaldi, Music History and Culture Search Committee Chair; Email: musichistorysearch@towson.edu; Phone: 410-704-2839
  • 12/2 Moderator note: Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • 2/6 Any movement?
  • 3/1 Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 3/15 Request for campus interview

Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professional Staff (Music) - Academic Studies (part-time) (Deadline: 30 June 2017)Edit

  • Contract: Part-time, Hourly-Paid Teacher, Fixed Term from September 2017 to July 2018
  • Salary (Including LWA): £48.72 - £57.18 per hour depending on experience
  • Closing date: 12:00h (noon), Friday 30 June 2017
  • Integral to the Faculty of Music are the learning opportunities provided by the Academic Studies Department, who deliver core academic and vocational learning across all programmes of study within the Faculty. The team of Academic Studies teaching staff – many of whom also contribute to instrumental/vocal/composition teaching within the Faculty – each exemplify the multi-faceted skillset of modern musicians and thus provide important exemplars for students.
  • We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, versatile and suitably qualified candidates to contribute to the teaching and examination within undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the following areas:
History and context of music in the classical tradition (BMus only: long 19th and 20th centuries)
Audience engagement (BMus and PG: strategies and skills for the public presentation of music to live and/or digital audiences)
Music entrepreneurship (BMus and PG: music leadership skills; music business management and marketing; music industry innovation; arts and the digital economy; creating a professional portfolio)
Analysis (PG only: applied analysis for performers)
Psychology in Music Performance (PG only: applied psychology for performers)
Individual Project/Dissertation Supervision (BMus/PG)
  • The successful candidate(s) will be experienced and knowledgeable, and expected to contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum throughout the period of their appointment. Time commitments are negotiable – it is anticipated that two or more hourly paid appointments will be made.
  • The Faculty of Music is committed to encouraging research-informed teaching, and you will also be encouraged to apply and develop your skills in line with this ethos. Applications from early career researchers seeking their first formal teaching position are strongly encouraged.
  • You can download a job pack and application form by clicking on the links below:
Job Pack
Application Form
  • For queries, you can email staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk or contact Chloe Roper on 02083054382. To apply for this position, please send your completed application form to the email address staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk
  • Closing date: 12:00h (noon), Friday 30 June 2017 (No Agencies)
  • Interviews: 11 and 12 July 2017
  • CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Tufts University: Part-time lecturers (Spring 2017) (Deadline: Review begins 31 October 2016) FILLED: See belowEdit

  • The Department of Music at Tufts University seeks part-time lecturers to teach several undergraduate Music classes in Spring 2017.
  • The position(s) will contribute to a comprehensive, inclusive, and connected music department and to the university’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and diversity.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline is preferred, though applicants with ABD status will be considered. Teaching experience at the college level required.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins October 31, 2016, and continues until the position(s) are 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 Interfolio.
Music 3 “Introduction to World Music”: https://apply.interfolio.com/38666 FILLED: Stéphanie Khoury, University of Paris West Nanterre 2014 (PhD Ethnomusicology).
Music 33 “Music, Technology, and Digital Culture": https://apply.interfolio.com/38667 FILLED: Byrd McDaniel, Brown University ABD
Music 44, “History of Rock ’n’ Roll”: https://apply.interfolio.com/38668 FILLED: Christopher Gagne, Univ. of Miami 2014 (DMA Jazz Trombone)
Music 52 “Music of the Middle East”: https://apply.interfolio.com/38670 FILLED: Ian Goldstein, Berkeley ABD
Music 59 “Psychology of Music”: https://apply.interfolio.com/38669 FILLED: Grace Leslie, UC San Diego 2013 (PhD Music & Cognitive Science)
  • 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(s) may be directed to Julia Cavallaro, Administrative Coordinator: Julia.Cavallaro@tufts.edu

Universidad de los Andes: Postdoctoral Fellow in Music (Musicology or Music Theory) (Deadline: 28 February 2017)Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Music (Musicology or Music Theory)
  • Department of Music. School of Arts and Humanities.
  • Vice-chancellor’s Office for Research.
  • Description: The Department of Music seeks qualified candidates for a one-year postdoctoral position in the areas of Musicology or Music Theory, to start in the second semester (Fall) of 2017. The position is renewable for one more year.
  • The appointed postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach one class per semester (undergraduate or graduate) and to offer a series of short sessions in his/her area of expertise. He or she is also expected to be involved in the research activities of the Department and to present his/her research findings to professors and students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an active program of research, resulting in participation in scholarly conferences, submission of articles to academic journals, and other appropriate projects. This a position conceived to enrich and expand the academic research area of the Department in the fields of Musicology and Music Theory. It is also a position that offers young researchers an opportunity to develop their work.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose interests lie in the areas of:
Latin American academic music, 20th and 21st centuries
Contemporary academic music, 20th and 21st centuries, especially avant-gardes, experimental music, electroacoustic music, computer music, new technologies and musical composition, music with interdisciplinary media.
Music production
Music technology
Music, film, and audiovisual media
Traditional and popular Colombian and Latin American music
  • The researcher will work closely with a professor who will guide him/her in order to develop a plan that engages with the activities of the Department.
  • Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. degree in Music (Musicology or Music Theory).
  • Language: Spanish and/or English. Preference will be given to candidates who can fluently teach in Spanish. Candidates who can fluently teach in English and have an intermediate level of Spanish will also be considered.
  • This position is open to candidates who have completed the doctoral degree between January 1st 2012 and August 1st 2017.
  • Department Contact: musica@uniandes.edu.co, (+57-1) 3394949 ext. 2504
  • Contract and Salary: The position includes an 11-month contract beginning August 1, 2017, renewable for a second year. Universidad de los Andes will provide a salary of COP $6,000,000/month, plus healthcare insurance and other social security benefits. (This position doesn’t include a Beneflex plan).
  • Instructions: Applicants should submit all of the following: A cover letter outlining the research project to be undertaken during the postdoctoral year, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience. Complete Curriculum Vitae, including education, research, and teaching. Proposal of one course at the undergraduate level, and one course of the graduate level. Two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants must send their application materials in a digital manner via e-mail, links, websites or cloud drives.
  • The selection process has two stages: Review of applications and selection of finalists. Finalists will be invited to an interview and to make a public presentation at the University (in presence or by video call)
  • Applications will be received until February 28th, 2017.
  • Send complete application materials to:
Dirección Departamento de Música
musica@uniandes.edu.co
Carrera 1 Este No. 18A – 10, Bloque V
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
  • The appointment decision will be announced no later than March 31st, 2017.
  • Expected Start Date: August 1st, 2017.
  • (4/29) Skype interviews held 3/28; email stating offer has been made 4/1

University College Cork: Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music (Deadline: 18 August 2016) FILLED: Tríona Ní Shíocháin, University College Cork 2008Edit

  • Job Posted: 14 Jul 2016
  • Closing Date for Applications: 18 Aug 2016
  • School: School of Music and Theatre
  • College: College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • Contract Type: Permanent Whole-Time
  • Job Type: Academic
  • Salary: €31,821 - €56,967/€62,353 - €76,942.
  • UCC wishes to appoint a candidate of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music. The appointee will be expected to make a leading contribution to teaching and research in the broad field of Irish traditional music and to contribute to the strategic development of this subject and of music at UCC more generally. We are equally open to applications from composers, performers and writers, and to those whose research outputs combine two or more of these strengths.
  • It is expected that the appointee will have a record of innovative scholarship, a strong publication profile and proven success in funding applications. S/he will be dedicated to achieving excellence as a university teacher, at all levels. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in external engagement, for instance through an active record of performance or other research-led outreach.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
  • 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.
  • In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.
  • To Apply: Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on Thursday 18th August 2016 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 Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 30 June 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology, UCD School of Music, UCD College of Arts and Humanities (Permanent)
  • Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer / Assistant Professor (below the bar) in Musicology, UCD School of Music.
  • The appointed Lecturer / Assistant Professor will teach in the BA and BMus programmes in Music and in the MMus in Musicology (with strands in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology). She/he will also supervise and mentor MA and PhD students.
  • The School in particular seeks candidates with a strong research record and teaching interest in the areas of 20th century music (broadly defined), music and media, and/or music and digital culture. The successful candidate will be an innovative scholar with a proven investment in interdisciplinary topics and approaches within the field of musicology.
  • Note: It is envisaged the successful candidate will commence in post on Monday 8th January 2018.
  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor (below the bar) Scale: €32,820 - €57,602 per annum
  • Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.
  • Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 30th June 2017
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
  • Click on the link(s) below to view documents:
eRecruitment Applicant Guidelines
009379 - Job Description

University of Arizona: Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Deadline: 08 May 2017)Edit

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate I - (Full Time)
  • Department: School of Music (3503)
  • Position Summary: The Fred Fox School of Music American Culture and Ideas Initiative (ACII) is seeking an individual to fill a post-doctoral scholar position for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Duties & Responsibilities: The American Culture and Ideas Initiative (ACII) Research Fellow will: Coordinate and help teach the yearly offering of MUS 160D1 – Human Achievement & Innovation in the Arts, Participate in grant writing, working through the Music Business Office and College office to submit grants appropriately, and fundraising; assist in course development, Engage in public speaking and develop scholarly research/publications, Participate, plan and help launch seminars and conferences, Maintain ACII website.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completion of doctoral degree in Art History, Music, or Dance, with experience and background in philosophy; experience in the realm of art and economics.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at the University level, preferably in a team-taught setting. Experience and background in the areas of epistemology or aesthetics.
  • Job Category: Postdoctoral Research
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
  • Posted Rate of Pay: $35,000 Annually
  • Posting Number: P20354
  • Desired Start Date: 08/14/2017
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 05/20/2018
  • Contact Information for Candidates: Professor Daniel Asia, (520) 621-1655, asia@email.arizona.edu
  • Open Date: 04/06/2017
  • Close Date: 05/08/2017
  • Review Begins On: 05/05/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Please provide the following with your application: Cover letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation: a minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. The letters of recommendation can either be uploaded to your application or sent via email to Prof. Daniel Asia, Chair, asia@email.arizona.edu
  • Please note: Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

University of Arkansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 17 March 2017) FILLED: Micaela Baranello, Princeton 2014Edit

  • Posting Number: F295P
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Music
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Appointment Percent: 100
  • Salary: Competitive and Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
  • Summary of Job Duties: 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 expertise in Western art music after 1750. This position will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate music history courses. 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: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Ph.D. in musicology must be conferred by the start of employment
Demonstrated record of scholarly publication and/or presentations
  • Preferred Qualifications
Expertise in Western art music after 1750
  • Anticipated Start Date: 08/14/2017
  • Recruitment Contact Information: Alan Gosman, agosman@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: Completed applications received by March 17, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and a curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.
  • 3/28 Request for further materials (x2)
  • 4/17 Invitation for campus interview

University of Birmingham: Lectureships in Music (3 positions) (Deadline: 07 March 2017)Edit

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £39,324 to £46,924 see advert text
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 7th February 2017
  • Closes: 7th March 2017
  • Job Ref: 44592
  • (3 posts)
  • Grade 8 - Starting salary is normally in the range £39,324 to £46,924. With potential progression once in post to £52,793 a year.
  • The Department of Music at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint three lecturers with effect from 1st September 2017. The Department is one of the most distinguished in the UK, recognised for strong research performance in REF 2014; world-class facilities, including the new Bramall Music building; and cutting-edge performance activity, such as Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). The Department of Music sits within the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music in the College of Arts and Law.
  • These lectureships are part of a significant investment in Music at the University, which will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths. The successful candidates will be excellent researchers, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research and impact that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointees will be excellent teachers, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including both core and specialist modules.
  • Applications are welcome from specialists in non-Western as well as Western music. One of the lectureships will be in Ethnomusicology in order to expand our presence in this newly-established dynamic and popular research area. Preferentially, the candidate’s area of Ethnomusicology would relate to popular music and/or to the music of a part of the world in which the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History, and Music, and the College of Arts and Law have significant research interests
  • Additionally, in making these appointments, the Department has a preference for one or more of the following areas of specialism:
Sound studies
Music for Film/TV/Media;
Western Art Music post-1800;
Digital musicology;
Popular Music/Jazz;
Performance studies or practice;
Analysis and Critical Theory;
Music Psychology / Cognition and Perception.
  • For further information about these posts please contact Professor Andrew Ginger, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: a.ginger@bham.ac.uk
  • Closing date: 7th March 2017
  • Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an interview and do a presentation on either the 23rd or 31st March 2017.
  • A full job description is available in PDF format here.
  • Candidates are asked to submit up to two pieces of work as part of their application; the panel may make reference to the work in its selection of candidates. Should you have technical issues in submitting your additional documentation please forward directly to Erin Withers at email: E.Withers@bham.ac.uk
  • Application appears to have been removed from the University's job page (2/27)
  • 2/27 Moderator note: It does seem to be gone. I wonder what's up, since it wasn't supposed to close for another week. Here's the ad on Jobs.ac.uk: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC873/lecturer-in-music/
  • Seems to be working today (2/28)
  • 3/13 Any word on this? (Curious to know, since shortlist interviews are happening in a few weeks)
  • 3/20 Automated rejection received.
  • 4/7 Automated rejection following interview.

University of Bristol: Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music (Deadline: 18 December 2016 05 January 2017) FILLED: Sarah Hibberd, University of Southampton 1998Edit

  • Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music
  • Job number: ACAD102296
  • Division/School: Faculty of Arts
  • Contract type: Open ended contract staff
  • Working pattern: Full time
  • Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Closing date for applications: 18-Dec-2016
  • NEW 12/20: Closing date for applications: 05-Jan-2017
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Professor in Music by 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • This prestigious Chair, which will become available following the departure of Professor Katharine Ellis to take up the post of 1684 Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, offers the opportunity for a person with vision and energy to provide academic leadership in the Department of Music at Bristol and more widely in the School of Arts. You will join a young and ambitious departmental team of musicologists, composers and performers and will contribute to a dynamic and distinguished Faculty of Arts.
  • We invite applications from candidates with an international reputation in musicological research and a proven record of successful and collegial leadership. You will have an outstanding record in research and teaching, commitment to the development of the discipline in national and international contexts, and a well-established record of attracting high-quality research students and winning research grants.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact either: Professor John Pickard, Head of Subject [from February 2017] on John.Pickard@bristol.ac.uk Or; Dr Pauline Fairclough, Deputy Head of Subject on Pauline.fairclough@bristol.ac.uk
  • The selection process is provisionally scheduled to take place between late January/end of March 2017.
  • The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 18th December 2016.
  • NEW 12/20: The closing date for applications has been extended to 11.59pm on Thursday 5th January 2017.
  • 6/15 Sarah Hibberd has been appointed: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/news/2017/bristol-appoints-sarah-hibberd-as-new-badock-chair-of-music.html


University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 16 November 2016) FILLED: Maria Sonevytsky, Columbia 2012Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in Ethnomusicology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
  • We seek applicants who can enhance our strengths in the theory and methodology of Ethnomusicology. Scholars with experience in musical ethnography and interest in the following research areas are encouraged to apply: sound studies, space and mobility, heritage and cultural policy, media and sound technology, the body, gender and sexuality. Preference will be given to applications whose geographical strengths expand our present emphases on South-East Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the United States.
  • Basic Minimum Qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.
  • Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.
  • All application items must be submitted electronically by November 16, 2016. Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01155.
  • Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, one writing sample not to exceed 60 pages of typescript, and only contact information of three references. Applicants are encouraged to submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Letters will be solicited only for finalists.
  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer to 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).
  • Please direct questions to Jocelyne Guilbault, Committee Chair, at guilbault@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kristina Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu.
  • The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.  We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state (see below). The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
  • Request for letters and additional writing sample, with note that short list has not yet been formed. 11/24
  • 12/12 That was fast! Notification less than two weeks after all the many applications were received?
  • Request for campus visits (12/13)
  • Email rejection for long list (12/16)
  • 4/1 any update here?
  • 5/24 Offer made and accepted: Maria Sonevytsky

University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 November 2016) FILLED: Juan Diego Diaz, University of British Columbia 2014Edit

  • The University of California at Davis seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of ethnomusicology for a tenure track-position. An appropriate terminal degree such as Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience is required. We seek an exceptional person to join our ethnomusicology program. Candidates should have demonstrated superior intellectual attainment or promise in both research and teaching, strong leadership capabilities, and an appropriate background in university level education. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups is an asset. The appointee will be expected to teach ethnomusicological courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels including general education courses, to direct dissertations, and to accept substantial committee and advising responsibilities. Other possibilities include participating in the Performance Studies or Cultural Studies graduate groups and directing an ensemble. We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation students, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.
  • Applications should include evidence or promise of distinguished scholarship. Professional distinction and excellence with recognized accomplishments in scholarship, research, and teaching are required. Applications should consist of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae with full bibliographic citations, a statement of contributions to diversity and names and contact information for four references. Additionally, candidates should submit a sample of their best work (article or chapter length).
  • Applications should be received by November 15, 2016 to assure full consideration. The position is open until filled.
  • Applications can be submitted electronically through the online application form found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01240
  • Request for additional writing sample (12/16) (x4)
  • 1/13 Any movement here?
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/26)
  • 3/16: Rejection letter
  • 4/1 offer has been made and accepted: JUAN DIEGO DIAZ

University of California, Irvine: Claire Trevor School of the Arts Midcareer Professor Hiring Initiative (Deadline: 09 November 2016)Edit

  • Job #JPF03714
  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Arts-Dean's Office
  • Recruitment Period: Open date: September 26th, 2016
  • Final date: November 9th, 2016
  • 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.
  • Description: Multiple Positions: UCI 2016-2017 Midcareer Professor Hiring Initiative
  • UCI is engaged in ambitious strategic expansion and seeks to hire advanced assistant professors and tenured associate to early full professors with distinguished publication or creative endeavor records and upward trajectories in their research profiles. We will build on the existing strengths of our faculty campuswide, fortify our commitment to diversity, and consider interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and convergent science scholars.
  • Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees and publication/creative endeavor records commensurate with appointment levels in each school.
  • Applications received by November 9, 2016 will receive fullest consideration.
  • Documents
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - At minimum, please specify your desired area(s) of specialization within the Claire Trevor School of the Arts' academic departments of Art, Dance, Drama and Music.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
References - 3-5 references required (contact information only)

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Adjunct Professor 50% time (Deadline: 01 January 2017)Edit

  • Open November 13th, 2016 through January 1st, 2017
  • Description: The Department of Ethnomusicology of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is seeking a 50%-time adjunct assistant professor with strong qualifications in ethnomusicology and musical instrument care. The person hired will be responsible for the day-to-day care and maintenance of the Department's 800-plus-item World Musical Instrument Collection, for forward planning for long-term preservation, and for working with the faculty Director of the World Music Center on public programming and fund-raising. The new hire will also be expected to teach courses related to musical instruments and their care, and to oversee any graduate student researchers assigned to the Collection.
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology; or in a musical field with concentration in ethnomusicology/world music. Strong knowledge of and professional experience with maintaining and restoring musical instruments, in particular non-Western instruments. Familiarity with at least some aspects of the world music scene in California. Experience with one or more of public programming, community outreach, and arts administration. Teaching experience at the college or university level. Ability to handle MSWord and Excel.
  • Duties:
  • Care and maintenance of the World Musical Instrument Collection
Maintain and repair instruments within the adjunct assistant professor's own area of expertise; check Collection once a quarter for needed repairs; maintain list of qualified specialist repairers for different sub-collections of instruments (e.g. tabla, sitar, African drums, Thai instruments, gamelans); organize annual maintenance/repair of individual collections or instruments as needed; work with accounting staff to organize payment for parts, labor, etc.
Ensure proper storage and preventive conservation of instruments, liaising as appropriate with external conservation and restoration staff; develop care plans; supervise any graduate student researchers assigned to the Collection, and any student volunteers wishing to work with the Collection
Check instrument rooms once a month for bunt-out lights, shelving integrity, lock integrity, evidence of leaks/insect damage, etc., and liaise with building manager to get repairs done (consulting where necessary with conservation specialists at the Fowler Museum or elsewhere); consult ensemble teachers on necessary repairs to rooms
Maintain record of temperature and humidity readings in instrument rooms (in consultation with Ethnomusicology Archive)
Set up schedule for cleaning and maintenance of instrument rooms; liaise with necessary parties (faculty Director, GSR if any, building manager, Facilities staff, etc.) to ensure frequent vacuuming and dusting, annual or as-needed cleaning and waxing of floors, painting of doors, carpet shampooing, etc.
Work with MSO and technical staff to manage access to instrument rooms
  • Inventory and acquisitions; fund-raising
Keep the working instrument inventory up to date
Oversee university inventory for annual submission to UCLA Corporate and Financial Services—Arts and Scientific Collections Report
Work with Department Chair, faculty Director, MSO, and Development staff to evaluate and handle paperwork for potential donations and purchases
Liaise with technical staff to keep Collection website up to date and establish the planned "Virtual Instrument Museum"
Work with Department Chair, faculty Director and Development on grants and other forms of fund-raising
  • Public programming and related activities
Handle research and technical queries relating to Collection; administer any loans approved by the Collection's governing body
Work with Department Chair and faculty Director to coordinate K-12 outreach and public education activities, set up tours, exhibitions, workshops and performances featuring the Collection, etc.
  • Teaching
Teach one course per academic year on the subject of musical instruments and/or their care and maintenance.
Supervise and train any graduate student researcher assigned to the Collection.
  • Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Curating Experience - Brief description of experience in curating/maintaining/restoring musical instruments.
Misc/Additional (Optional)
Misc/Additional (Optional)
  • References: 3-5 letters of reference required
  • 12/12 In what fantasy world is this a 50% time appointment? Teaching, public programming, fundraising, acquisitions, on top of actual care and maintenance=full-time job, and then some. Disappointed in the new school of music at UCLA for this. 
  • 3/27 Did anyone actually apply for this?

University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Director of Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music (Deadline: 07 May 2017)Edit

  • Job #JPF02937
  • HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - MUSICOLOGY
  • Recruitment Period: Open April 6th, 2017 through May 7th, 2017
  • Description: The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks an experienced administrator and university-level instructor to be the Associate Director, under the title of Academic Administrator Level III, of the newly formed UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, and to teach School of Music courses.
  • The position is a full-time annual (12-month) appointment. On average, about 80% time will be devoted to administration and 20% to teaching. The appointment will be in one of the School of Music Departments appropriate for the candidate; a Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or a related field, or a D.M.A. in Music, is required. Other qualifications include experience in event coordination and program development. Starting salary will range from Step 4 ($74,664) to Step 7 ($85,704), commensurate with experience.
  • The Lowell Milken Fund will support research, performance and public engagement activities about American Jewish music. Events will occur at UCLA and elsewhere.
  • A. Associate Director of the UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music (80%)
Help to establish and administer the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, including managing its budget of approximately $500,000 per year and staff
Plan, execute, and publicize lectures, concerts and other Fund events, in collaboration with the Fund’s Director, UCLA faculty, and co-sponsoring units. This will include maintaining the Fund’s website, assisting in applying for funds and grants, securing venues and accommodations for out-of-town guests, arranging catering, designing programs, and coordinating the activities of planners and participants.
Field ideas and assist in developing event proposals.
Coordinate periodic meetings of associated faculty and staff.
Work with Development offices in the Herb Alpert School of Music and other campus units to secure ongoing funding.
Represent the activities of this Fund in interactions with off-campus partners.
  • B. Teach one course in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (20%)
Teach one large undergraduate lecture course (and oversee teaching assistants) in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music during the regular academic year. Depending on teaching needs, a graduate-level seminar may also be considered for your workload (instead of the undergraduate course). Specific subjects taught will reflect the expertise and teaching experience of the instructor.
  • Posted to AMS-L 4/11

University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor/Professor, Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • Recruitment Period: Open November 22nd, 2016 through January 9th, 2017
  • Description: The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology seeks a senior scholar for a position with tenure at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on achievements and qualifications.
  • Required areas of expertise are ethnomusicology and jazz studies, with excellence in research, publications, and teaching, in addition to leadership skills that can be applied to further development of the jazz studies concentration, which is administered by the department.
  • 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 Ph.D. 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 till January 9, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, one scholarly publication or other sample of creative work, and the names and addresses of three references ONLINE at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02700.
  • Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
Scholarly Publication or Creative Work
Misc/Additional - i.e. Other samples of scholarly publications or creative works (Optional)
Misc/Additional - i.e. Other samples of scholarly publications or creative works (Optional)
  • References: 3-5 references required (contact information only)
  • 12/19 - After clicking through, the link seems to say that the application is due JANUARY 9, not January 1. Was this just a typo, or is there something I'm missing?
  • 12/20 Moderator note: Thanks for the catch! They must have changed it sometime between originally posting the listing online and today. The above is now updated.

University of California, Los Angeles: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Departments of Ethnomusicology and Musicology (2 positions) (Deadline: 15 January 2017) FILLED: Musicology: Jessica Holmes, ABD McGill University; Ethnomusicology: Shannon Garland, 2014 Columbia UniversityEdit

  • Recruitment Period: Open November 12th, 2016 through January 15th, 2017
  • Description: The Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Departments of Ethnomusicology and Musicology. We expect to appoint at least two fellows for a 1-year term in the Fall of 2017, potentially renewable for a second year, pending funding. Fellows must have earned their doctoral degree no earlier than January 2014 and no later than June 2017. The Fellowship provides a salary of $48,216 a year plus benefits, a one-time moving allowance of $1,500, and a research and travel budget of up to $10,000 and access to apply for UCLA Postdoctoral Housing. Fellows may request summer session teaching, which will be compensated separately.
  • All fellows will have the title of Postdoctoral Scholar and will be housed in relevant departments where they teach two courses, which can include a graduate seminar and an undergraduate lecture course with team teaching. Postdoctoral scholars may also serve as mentors to Ph.D. students. Moreover, the program provides the opportunity for additional professional development through mentorship in topics such as teaching, diversity, administrative, budgetary, or programmatic areas with UCLA faculty. Topical monthly meetings will be organized by the Associate Dean for Mentoring and Development.
  • Appointments begin on July 1, 2017 and visas/work authorizations must be effective by that date. Fellows are required to be in residence during fall, winter and spring quarters and participate in the ongoing intellectual life of their departments. Fellows will also write a progress report due on June 15th of each year of residence.
  • Designed to explore new questions in scholarship on music, especially as they relate to other humanities and social science fields, the aim of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Postdoctoral Scholars program in Ethnomusicology and Musicology is to broaden the study of music as a social, cultural, and historical phenomenon. We seek innovative scholarship that explores music, sound, or performance as major components of community formation. Qualifications required: must have Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology or related field by June 2017; should not have held or currently hold a tenure track position.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. is required before date of hire. Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02702, for job number JPF02702. Applicants should provide the following:
Cover letter — brief letter outlining your fit for and interest in the program
Proposal — project title and description (maximum 3000 words including bibliography) of the scholarly project that you will work on during the fellowship term, also detailing the support your proposed UCLA faculty sponsor will provide in terms of scholarly expertise.
Teaching experience and contribution – overview of previous teaching experience and courses you would like to offer at UCLA
Diversity statement — outlining your previous work to promote diversity in your scholarship, teaching, and community work
Curriculum vitae
  • The application portal will ask you to provide the name and email address of three referees who will write letters of recommendation for you, one of which must be from your UCLA Ethnomusicology or Musicology faculty member sponsor. The referees will be sent a link that they can use to upload their letter of recommendation. If you are using a dossier service, please have the letters emailed directly to Jael Cosico . Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017.
  • 2/10 Does anybody have the selection process scoop on this postdoc?
  • Request for Skype interview (03/02). 
  • Offers made (1 musicology; 1 ethnomusicology) (3/28)
    • 4/1 Were these offers accepted?
    • Ethnomusicology accepted (04/03).
    • Musicology accepted (04/03). 

University of California, Merced: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 01 December 2016) FILLED: Patricia Vergara, University of Maryland, 2017Edit

  • The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications from distinguished scholars and teachers for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Music outside the Western art music tradition. Area of specialization is open, but priority will be given to music scholars who are interested in crossing boundaries of discipline, genre, geography, and history to work in a new interdisciplinary program in close collaboration with colleagues in visual arts. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), we especially encourage applications from scholars who focus on Latin America, particularly Mexico. The successful candidate will teach in Global Arts Studies, an innovative program which is dedicated to providing a diverse student body of undergraduates with the tools to read artistic objects across a range of media, cultural contexts, and as texts bearing information about the societies that produced them. The candidate will also teach and advise students in the Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate program.
  • In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in Ethnomusicology, Critical Musicology, or a related field in hand by July 1, 2017. Candidates should also have a well-established research program, an excellent teaching record, and a dedication to program development. Finalists for this position will have demonstrated a sophisticated capacity to do sociocultural and/or historical analysis via the analysis of musical sound.
  • The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 15,December 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to five writing samples; 6) contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr.
  • Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 15, 2016.
  • Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
  • For additional information, please contact Jayson Beaster-Jones at jbeaster-jones@ucmerced.edu.
  • Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.
  • 10/29 Post on AMS-L that deadline has been extended to December 1.
  • 1/19 Any news here? 
  • 1/23 Request for campus visit

University of California, Merced: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
  • The University of California, Merced is seeking four new faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of Natural Sciences; Engineering; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to build excellence in the broad area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ). IPSJ is one of six strategic research pillars at UC Merced. IPSJ brings together scholars across disciplines and methodological backgrounds for whom historical and contemporary issues of inequality, power, and social justice are of central analytical focus. By incorporating a wide range of approaches, we aim to develop a richer understanding of how inequality and power are produced and reproduced as well as of their social, political, and personal consequences. We aim to develop a critical analysis of how systems of inequality and power interact with social justice and change. In this focus, we recognize and engage with our location in the Central Valley of California, a region marked by great ethnic diversity and high levels of poverty. The IPSJ pillar will provide space for cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as research and teaching, with the aim of theoretical and methodological inclusivity. We value scholarship that engages with the local, national, and international community both in the production and in the dissemination of knowledge.
  • We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality. Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.
  • Assistant professor candidates should show promise of research excellence and creativity, while candidates for associate and full professor ranks should have a record of research excellence and creativity. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with broad interests and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.
  • Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.
  • In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above by the position start date.
  • When submitting your application, please be sure to specify your area(s) of specialization. You may choose more than one option.
  • Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter detailing research area(s) of interest, thematic fit, and listing potential home academic unit(s); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a minimum of one writing sample; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit [4].
  • Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 1, 2016.
  • Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of five references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.
  • The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.
  • Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
  • The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.
  • For additional information, please contact Christina Torres-Rouff at ctorres-rouff@ucmerced.edu
  • Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

University of California, Merced: Lecturer(s) in Global Arts Studies (Deadline: 29 March 2017)Edit

  • The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer(s) to teach courses in Global Arts Studies for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. The courses being offered may include, but are not limited to (Moderator note: non-music courses removed):
Introduction to Music Studies
Music Dance Gender & Sexuality
Songwriting
Making Electronic Music
The American Musical
Popular Musics
Meaning in Music
Art for Social Change
Experimental Ensemble
  • Please indicate your area(s) of interest in your cover letter.
  • This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html
  • In addition to teaching the course, the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.
  • Masters and/or PhD and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching.
  • Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $52,099.00.
  • Review of applications will begin on 3/29/17 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of California, Riverside: Part-time Lecturer, Introduction to World Music (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 15 December 2016)Edit

  • Open November 15th, 2016 through December 15th, 2016
  • Position(s): Part-time Lecturer
  • Starting Date: Winter Quarter Instruction begins January 9, 2017 and ends March 17, 2017. Spring Quarter Instruction begins April 3, 2017 and ends June 9, 2017.
  • Salary: $5,788.20 per course per quarter, pending budgetary approval
  • Duties: Teach one large undergraduate course (for 300 students) Tuesday and Thursdays 3:40-5pm and oversee four Teaching Assistants. MUS 006 Introduction to World Music Course description: A survey of people, identity, and music making. Includes listening to music from many cultural contexts. Also covers a variety of scholarly topics in world music. Cross-listed with ANTH 006.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or DMA. 2 years college-level teaching or equivalent experience. Strong commitment to teaching excellence. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
  • Application Procedure: Provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to diversity, and teaching evaluations and/or arrange for three letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00684. Deadline to receive application is December 15, 2016. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2016.
  • 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/ JPF00684-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System
  • Department Contact person: Benicia L. Mangram at benicia@ucr.edu


University of Cambridge: Professorship in Music (Deadline: 01 April 2016) FILLED: Katharine Ellis, University of Oxford 1991, University of BristolEdit

  • 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.
  • Moderator note: Posting this on 2016-17 (even though the deadline is past) because the job starts in 2017.

University of Cambridge: Research Assistant in Music and Philosophy (Part-time, Fixed Term) (Deadline: 10 July 2017)Edit

  • Department/Location: Faculty of Music, Central Cambridge
  • Salary: £25,298-£29,301 pro rata
  • Reference: GT12508
  • Category: Research
  • Published: 19 June 2017
  • Closing date: 10 July 2017
  • The Faculty of Music welcomes applications for the post of Research Assistant, to work with Dr Tomas McAuley, on a part time basis for 5 months. The primary purpose of the post is to support Dr McAuley in bringing several publication projects to completion upon his return to the Faculty following a period of parental leave.
  • This is a new Research Assistant post which will be based in central Cambridge. The role will involve working on projects relating to music and philosophy in the early Enlightenment, in the years around 1800, and in contemporary thought. In particular, the post-holder will conduct literature searches and basic research and will assist with referencing and proofreading.
  • An undergraduate degree in music, philosophy, or a related subject area is essential, as is expertise in academic publication conventions. A higher degree qualification is highly desirable.
  • This position is part time (0.5 FTE) and fixed term, from 01 August 2017 to 31 December 2017. Working patterns can be flexible to fit around any other commitments the successful applicant may have.
  • 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.
  • For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Tomas McAuley (tgm27@cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Lorna Castle (lorna.castle@admin.cam.ac.uk).
  • Please quote reference GT12508 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Early Modern Music (Deadline: 23 January 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Reference: GT10874
  • Salary: £39,324-£49,772
  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • Closing date: 23 January 2017
  • Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Early Modern Music at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, to begin on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty of Music is looking to appoint someone with a strong academic record whose expertise lies in the Early Modern period, which is understood for the purposes of this post as lying between c. 1400 and c. 1750. The successful candidate should have an area of research expertise that falls within these dates, and be able to teach a range of topics across the period. The terms of the post include an engagement with sacred music, which will be understood to include any music considered sacred to particular cultures. Applicants' primary research focus need not necessarily be Western Europe, and they may also be skilled in approaches that extend beyond the Early Modern period, e.g. sound studies, source studies, gender studies, performance studies, material culture etc. The appointee will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine postgraduate work. The person appointed will also be required to take on administrative duties within the Faculty.
  • Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation and is based in central Cambridge.
  • Interviews will take place in March 2017.
  • 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 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 GT10874 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • Further information
  • 1/10/17: NB, the short description and online form you fill out do not say this, but in the PDF packet it says that you need to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Cambridge (sent to the Libby Jones, Faculty Secretary, at faculty.secretary@mus.cam.ac.uk ).
  • 2/6: Rejection via e-mail

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 23 January 2017) FILLED: Peter McMurray, Harvard University 2014Edit

  • Reference: GT10874
  • Salary: £39,324-£49,772
  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • Closing date: 23 January 2017
  • Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are sought from individuals working in any branch of Ethnomusicology, although preference may be shown to those whose work engages with music in urban popular traditions. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of topics within Ethnomusicology and may also have expertise in approaches that extend beyond the discipline, e.g. sound studies, gender studies, performance studies, material culture, cognitive anthropology etc. The appointee will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine postgraduate work. The person appointed will also be required to take on administrative duties within the Faculty.
  • Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation and is based in central Cambridge.
  • Interviews will take place in March 2017.
  • 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 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 GT10873 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • Further information
  • 4/2 Rumor is that an offer has been made.

University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College: Stipendiary Research Fellowship (Deadline: 03 November 2016)Edit

  • STIPENDIARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
  • Applications are invited for one stipendiary Research Fellowship tenable for three years from 1 October 2017. The Research Fellowship is open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2017 will have completed not more than five years of research. This year applications will be considered in the fields: English; Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic; Theology; and Music.
  • Research Fellows are full members of the College’s Governing Body. Stipendiary Research Fellows have access to a limited stock of College flats and sets. If available they are provided rent free or a living out allowance is offered. The stipend will be in the region of £18,500 to £21,000. Research Fellows are allowed to teach up to six hours per week for additional remuneration, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of Leckhampton, the College’s graduate centre. An annual allowance for research expenditure is available and privileges include free medical insurance, some meals, and a small entertainment allowance.
  • Applications must be made via https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/corpusjrf.aspx. You will need a c.v. together with a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining your present and proposed research (pdf documents only), and the names and contact details of two referees familiar with your work. Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Thursday 3 November 2016 and the two references should be provided by the same date. It is suggested that you send the reference requests from the application system to your referees well in advance of the deadline.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to submit two copies of written work at the end of November 2016. This work need not be in its final form, but must provide evidence of outstanding originality and promise. Research Fellowships are intended primarily as the first post-doctoral appointment for promising researchers. It is expected that short-listed candidates will be called to interview in mid-January 2017.
  • Any enquiries should be addressed to: research-fellowships@corpus.cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College/Robinson College: Early Career Research Fellowship (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2017
  • Welcome to the Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Robinson College and Trinity Hall Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2017.
  • The five colleges invite applications for seven Early Career Research Fellowships which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2017. For more information regarding Fellowships on offer this year, please click here.
  • Early Career Research Fellowships are initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • Applications must be received online by 5.00pm on Monday, 14th November 2016. References must be received online no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 21st November 2016. Please note that the application deadline has been extended and that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your referees' reports reach us before the closing date.
Fellowships at Fitzwilliam College, www.fitz.cam.ac.uk: One stipendiary Isaac Newton Trust Rutherford Research Fellowship in Classics, Education, English (including Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic), Modern and Medieval Languages (including Linguistics) or Music.
Fellowships at Robinson College, www.robinson.cam.ac.uk: One stipendiary Isaac Newton Trust/Robinson College Research Fellowship in the following subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages or Music.
  • The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to pursue their own independent research and scholarship.
  • The stipend of a Research Fellow is at point 30 on the University scale of stipends equating to £22,249 (at August 2016) with a 10% reduction for an appointee who has yet to complete a PhD. The post is pensionable with USS.
  • Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Robinson College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of seven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 10 October 2016:
  • http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • All applications to be submitted online by Monday 14 November 2016.

University of Cambridge, Girton College: Research Fellowship in the Arts (Deadline: 10 February 2017)Edit

  • Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship starting in the academic year 2017-2018 and tenable for three years following. This year’s competition is in Architecture, Economics, Human Geography, Law, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Theology. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university and of any age, but it is intended to support those at the earliest stage of their academic career. It is not meant for anyone who has already held a substantial post-doctoral position of two years or more (excluding any 1-year teaching or research associate positions). Candidates will need to have a PhD in hand prior to and no more than five years before the start of the Fellowship (including career breaks). Potential applicants should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high.
  • The competition involves the assessment of candidates’ submitted work and an interview. Candidates will be asked to provide a 600-word summary of current and future research. Long-listed candidates will be invited to submit two pieces of written work, each of no more than 10,000 words, accompanied by a short note explaining how each fits into their overall research programme.
  • Candidates travelling overseas should note that, should they be invited to interview, the College cannot pay for international travel. We shall, however, cover the costs of travel within the UK and offer overnight accommodation at Girton. Overseas candidates may be interviewed via Skype.
  • The emoluments of the Fellowship are reviewed annually. The present scale (from 1 August 2017) will rise by two annual increments from £19,485 to £21,843 p.a. for Research Fellows who have not yet completed their PhD and from £20,624 to £23,164 p.a. for post-doctoral Research Fellows. The Fellowship is pensionable under the U.S.S. and emoluments are paid monthly in arrears by bank transfer. The post-holder is required to provide four hours of paid supervision teaching per week, but no more than six, during the twenty weeks of the teaching year; in some circumstances, this requirement may be reduced in the first year of Fellowship. Research Fellows may claim research expenses up to a total of £2,500 over the three years.
  • The closing date for the applications is Friday 10 February 2017. Long-listed candidates will be invited to submit work by 14 March 2017 and interviews for short-listed candidates will be held on 12 May 2017.
  • An online application form can be found here. Please note that applications must be submitted online only.
  • Please note that the College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • 3/9 Request for writing sample

University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College: Stipendiary/Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship (Deadline: 25 October 2016)Edit

  • The College Council wishes to make elections to two Research Fellowships, each tenable for three years, to commence on 1st September 2017. One Fellowship is intended for researchers in Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and the Medical and Veterinary sciences) the other for those researching subjects studied in the School of Arts and Humanities (including Architecture, History of Art, Classics, Divinity, English, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music and Philosophy). These Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish a successful research profile.
  • The starting stipend is £21,605 (at 1st August 2015 stipend level for point 29 on the University's single salary spine). If the Fellow does not hold a PhD the stipend is £18,212 per year (point 23). The stipend is pensionable in USS and the Fellow will be entitled to an office in College and to Fellow’s dining and other privileges. Single residential accommodation may be available for a service charge (currently £142 per month), but for those choosing to live in private accommodation there is a non-pensionable living out allowance of £4,270. Research Fellows may apply for research grants of up to £1,050 per year to cover research expenses, including books. Applications for non-stipendiary positions are welcomed from those with an alternative source of funding.
  • The holder of a Research Fellowship will be permitted to teach for up to four hours per week, with priority being given to teaching for the College. Additional payment will be made for this teaching at standard University supervision rates. Prior permission of the College Council is required for other paid work and all emoluments received must be disclosed to the Council. Council may reduce the Research Fellowship stipend in the light of other income.
  • All applications, including references, must be made using the online application form on the College website. The closing date is 25th October 2016 for the receipt of the online application and 28th October 2016 for two supporting references. The latter must also be submitted using the online form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both referees submit the form prior to the deadline. Candidates may be asked to submit written work to supplement their applications and short-listed applicants will be interviewed. Interviews are likely to be held in early January 2017.
  • Enquiries should be directed to the Fellow Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, CB2 3HU (e-mail: research.fellowships@sid.cam.ac.uk).
  • The College reserves the right not to make an appointment. The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
  • Note: It should be noted that a successful candidate for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.
  • 12/11 Invitation to interview


University of Cape Town, South African College of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 05 June 2017)Edit

  • South African College of Music
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • As one of the largest and most diverse tertiary music institutions in South Africa, the South African College of Music pursues a wide range of musical activities. Besides ethnomusicology, music technology and music education, there is a strong practical tradition in the field of African and World musics, as well as very active departments in jazz, western classical performance, musicology, composition, and a flourishing opera school.
  • We are seeking a well-qualified ethnomusicologist with a track record in teaching, research and publication. Successful applicants will form part of a team of ethnomusicologists and African music practitioners dedicated to the teaching of all aspects of the theory and practice of African and World musics at undergraduate level and the supervision of postgraduate work.
  • Requirements:
  • At lecturer level: Imminent completion of a PhD in ethnomusicology; An emerging record of publications as reflected in peer-reviewed articles; Experience of postgraduate supervision; A proven track record of excellence in post- and undergraduate teaching.
  • At senior lecturer level: A PhD in ethnomusicology; A record of publications as reflected in peer-reviewed articles and books; A proven track record of postgraduate supervision; A proven track record of excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • At both levels: A wide range of expertise that includes aspects of ethnomusicology relating to Africa and/or Asia, experience as a performer of African or World musics, experience in curation and/or research in organology, and an awareness of recent trends in the field.
  • Responsibilities:
Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate theoretical courses in the field of African and World musics;
Teaching of undergraduate practical ensemble courses in the field of African or world music.
Postgraduate supervision in ethnomusicology;
Active participation in the Mellon-funded, interdisciplinary research project “Re-centering Afro-Asia”;
Curation of the Kirby Collection;
Research leading to publication;
Administrative duties.
  • The respective annual remuneration packages, including benefits, for 2017 are as follows:
Lecturer: R 592 451
Senior Lecturer: R 728 441
  • Kindly indicate the level at which you are applying. Appointment will take place in alignment with the Faculty’s expectations for performance at each rank.
  • To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Stacey Manuel at recruitment02@uct.ac.za:
UCT Applicat ion Form (download at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc)
Cover letter, and
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
  • An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
  • Telephone: 021 650 1673
  • Website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za
  • Reference number: E17083
  • Closing date: 5 June 2017


University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 03 April 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The start date for the position is August 23, 2017. We seek an outstanding teacher, musician, and scholar with expertise in both Western and non-Western music, who is committed to our mission of higher education in diverse musical fields in the context of a school of fine arts at a major research university.
  • This position is a full-time, nine-month non-tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Residence in the area of Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The position starts on 8/23/2017 and is renewable on an annual basis.
  • The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction in the histories, styles, and cultures of diverse musical traditions at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participate in mentoring students in their professional development as teachers, performers, and scholars. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary teaching responsibilities: undergraduate courses for music majors in the history of Western music from 1750 to contemporary practice, upper-division undergraduate writing-intensive (University-competency “W”) courses in non-Western music and selected topics (“Music, History, and Ideas”), and graduate courses including historical research methods. Secondary teaching responsibilities may include general education music courses for non-majors in popular and/or non-Western music, and directing a non-classical or non-Western music ensemble. Advise Master’s theses, Ph.D. and D.M.A. dissertations, serve on graduate advisory committees, and supervise undergraduate senior theses. Maintain and develop a distinguished profile as pedagogue and scholar. Serve on department, school, and university committees, and perform other service as appropriate to the position.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completed Ph.D. in either historical musicology with a post-1750 topic, or in ethnomusicology, by the time of hire. Excellence in teaching at the University level.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated expertise in the area of non-Western music (for historical musicologists), or in the Western classical tradition (for ethnomusicologists). Demonstrated record and potential in research and scholarship.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track renewable appointment at the Storrs campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. Faculty may be asked to teach at one of the University of Connecticut’s regional campuses as part of their assigned duties. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • TO APPLY: Select “Apply” to complete your application via Academic Jobs Online. Please submit the following materials:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.).
  • Follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • The position will remain open until filled; however, preference will be given to applications received by April 3, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017413)
  • Received email from search chair requesting letters be emailed directly to him by Monday, rather than submitted through the online application. Anyone else get this? (4/1)
  • 4/1 +1 to question just above. Seems strange, since that would negate the letters' confidentiality (unless I can get my writers to send them again via email as well as already having uploaded them, on such short notice). 
  • (4/18) On-campus interviews conducted.
  • (5/31) Email rejections

University of Dayton: Music Department Chair (Associate/Full Professor) (Deadline: 06 November 2016) FILLED: Julia Randel, Harvard University 2004Edit

  • The University of Dayton seeks a collaborative and strategic academic leader to serve as chairperson of the Department of Music.  The chairperson is responsible for all administrative, curricular, co-curricular and budgetary facets of the department and plays a unique role engaging students and faculty, including building and sustaining partnerships across the University and in the broader community. The chairperson will support the full range of undergraduate, graduate and co-curricular performance opportunities in the department.
  • The Department of Music is one of 18 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton.  It offers a Bachelor of Music degree (with majors in music composition, music education, music performance, and music therapy), and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (with concentrations in ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and music studies). Minors are offered in music and music technology. In addition, a certificate in church music is available.
  • The chairperson will be hired with tenure and at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The chairperson carries a 12-month contract and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The chairperson will represent the Department on the College’s Council of Chairpersons and Program Directors and will teach one course in the Department each semester. The chairperson is appointed for a term of four years and is eligible for reappointment for an additional four-year term.
  • Required Qualifications
PhD, DM or DMA (or equivalent terminal degree) in music or in a music-related field
Strong record of teaching and research or artistic activity commensurate with the expectations for tenure and appointment at the rank of associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Dayton. Appointment at the rank of Professor requires a record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with the criteria for promotion to the rank of Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Dayton.
Prior administrative experience in higher education
Record of leadership accomplishments in higher education
Successful experience recruiting students into curricular programs and/or co-curricular performance groups
Record of advancing diversity in higher education
Excellent written communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications
Record of successful experience recruiting diverse students, faculty and staff
Successful experience developing and implementing new curricular or co-curricular initiatives, particularly in a liberal arts environment for non-music majors
Demonstrated success in managing a budget
Successful supervisory experience
Record of fostering successful on- and off-campus collaborations
Capacity to contribute to the Department’s curricular offerings
Record of successfully mentoring faculty through tenure and promotion
Record of successful experience with NASM accreditation standards
Effective presentation skills
Effective classroom management skills
Effective oral communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
  • Required Application Materials
Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter describing the candidate’s experience, how candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications, and candidate’s philosophy of leadership
List of three references (letters of reference may be requested at a later date)

University of Denver: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: Review begins 03 May 2017)Edit

  • Posted: 4/28/2017
  • Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Tracking Code: 002696
  • Position Summary: The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor (VTAP) position in the 2017-18 academic year. The position may be extended for an additional year, contingent on continued need and funding. The desired area of scholarly expertise is open. We are seeking an ethnomusicologist with a strong background in both research and performance of one or more music and/or dance traditions. Visiting Teaching Assistant Professors teach a full load of courses and participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the university.
  • This full-time teaching position involves leading a one-credit performance ensemble every quarter and seven additional courses over three quarters. Teaching involves special responsibility for courses in the undergraduate Common Curriculum. The course mix includes introductory ethnomusicology courses and advanced undergraduate seminars to be developed by the Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor. The VTAP will also facilitate student ensemble performances and participate in departmental meetings. VTAPs have opportunities to participate in career development workshops and our division-wide faculty mentoring program.
  • The VTAP position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Please see our extensive benefits package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits.
  • Essential Functions
Teach courses in the undergraduate Common Curriculum.
Develop introductory ethnomusicology courses on a variety of topics and advanced undergraduate seminars.
Direct student ensemble performances and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology.
Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, verified by the graduate advisor.
At least one year of experience teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications
A strong background in both research and performance.
The desired area of scholarly expertise within ethnomusicology is open.
  • Work Schedule: To be coordinated with department chair.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Sarah Morelli at sarah.morelli@du.edu.
  • Please include the following documents with your application: Cover Letter, C.V., Writing sample (less than 30 pages preferred), One-page statement in which the candidate speaks about their experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
  • In addition, three letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
Nancy Cochran, Director
Lamont School of Music
344 E. Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

University of Edinburgh: Lecturer in Early Music (Deadline: 24 May 2017)Edit

  • Vacancy Details: Lecturer in Early Music
  • Vacancy Ref: 039681
  • Closing Date: 24-May-2017
  • Contact Person: Elaine Kelly
  • Contact Number: +44 (0)131 650 2420
  • Contact Email: Elaine.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
  • The Reid School of music is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Early Music from 1 September 2017, with demonstrable research and teaching expertise in any area of music pre. 1750. The successful applicant will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; will demonstrate a firm commitment to supporting and engaging students academically; and will contribute to the administration of the School, and Edinburgh College Art.
  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant field and will have an outstanding research profile in Early Music, with the ability to produce exceptional publications and attract significant external funding. The appointee will contribute to the teaching of early-music history and stylistic composition at first and second-year level; they will deliver specialised courses on early-music history at honours level, and they will contribute topics to the MMus in Musicology. The appointee will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, and will be expected to make a major contribution to the recruitment and supervision of PhD students in the School. We would be particularly interested in candidates whose research reflects the multidisciplinary ethos of the Edinburgh College of Art, of which the Reid School of Music is part. We would also especially welcome applicants who are able to develop new research and teaching linkages with the university’s world-leading Musical Instrument Museum.
  • This position is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended.
  • Salary: £39,324 - £46,924 per annum
  • Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Application Procedure: All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
  • We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing 26 June. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
  • The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Wendesday 24th May 2017
  • Informal enquiries concerning this post should be directed to Dr Elaine Kelly, Head of the Reid School of Music, elaine.kelly@ed.ac.uk
  • Eligibility to Work: In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.
  • For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website
  • If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, the University has the authority to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa) in accordance with current UK Visas and Immigration rules. For applicants interested in sponsorship information is available on our Working in the UK website
  • The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.
  • 6/12 Anyone heard anything yet?
  • 6/14 Rejection letter

University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 18 April 2017)Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Music
  • Vacancy Ref: 039322
  • Closing Date: 18-Apr-2017
  • Contact Person: Elaine Kelly
  • Contact Number: +44 (0)131 650 2420
  • Contact Email: elaine.kelly@ed.ac.uk
  • Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow in Music. The successful candidate will be expected to teach music history and musicology topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. They will have strengths in western art music from the late eighteenth century to the present and will contribute significantly to teaching on the core undergraduate music history courses and to the MMus in Musicology. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to shared duties in relation to course administration, assessment and attendance at programme and course level meetings.
  • You will be educated to PhD level with a focus on nineteenth and/or twentieth century music. You will have a strong background in the history of western art music and will be able demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current issues in musicology. You will have experience of teaching music at university level, and will have evidence of engagement with innovative teaching methods.
  • This position is fixed term and tenable for a three-year period from August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is part time for 17.5 hours over an average of 2.5 days per week.
  • Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
  • Application Procedure
  • All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
  • You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
  • The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
  • Eligibility to Work: In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.
  • For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website
  • If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, the University has the authority to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa) in accordance with current UK Visas and Immigration rules.
  • For applicants interested in sponsorship information is available on our Working in the UK website

University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Popular Music (Deadline: 30 May 2017)Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Popular Music
  • Vacancy Ref: 039739
  • Closing Date: 30-May-2017
  • Contact Person: Elaine Kelly
  • Contact Number: +44 (0)131 650 2420
  • Contact Email: elaine.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
  • Applications are invited for a full-time Teaching Fellow in Popular Music. The successful candidate will be expected to teach popular music studies, cultural studies and music industries topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. They will have strengths in popular music studies (theory, history, and practice) and will contribute significantly to teaching on core undergraduate music courses and to the MMus in Musicology. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to shared duties in relation to course administration, assessment and attendance at programme and course level meetings.
  • You will be educated to PhD level with a focus on popular music. You will have a balanced background in two or more of the following areas: popular music studies, sociology of music, festival studies, and ethnomusicology. You will be able demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current issues in popular music studies, have experience of teaching music at university level, and will have evidence of engagement with innovative teaching methods.
  • This position is full time and fixed term for a nine-month period from September 2017.
  • Salary Scale: UE07, £32,004 to £38,183 per annum.
  • Closing Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 5pm GMT.
  • Application Procedure: All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page and submitting an up to date CV. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
  • Applicants should also supply a statement in support of the application (around 500 words) stating your reasons for applying and why you believe you meet the person specification set out in the further particulars.
  • The closing date is 5pm GMT on Tuesday 30th May 2017.
  • Eligibility to Work: In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.
  • For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website
  • If you are not currently eligible to work in the UK, the University has the authority to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa) in accordance with current UK Visas and Immigration rules.
  • Pension Scheme: This role is grade UE07 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme. For further information please visit our Pensions website.
  • Salary: The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £32,004 to £38,183 for 35 hours, each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.
  • The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

University of Evansville: Assistant Professor of Music (Music History) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 13 February 2017) FILLED: Kristen Strandberg, Indiana University 2014Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Music: Music History
  • The University of Evansville announces a tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of Music History, beginning August 1, 2017. Primary duties include teaching undergraduate courses in music history and literature, and music courses in the university’s general education curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team-oriented departmental culture. Active recruitment of highly qualified music majors, professional/scholarly activity, academic advising, and service on departmental and university committees are expected. Additional duties will be assigned based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and department needs. Doctorate is required, ABD considered with a completion date of August 2017. Minimum of two years’ university teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is desired.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of recommendation and a list of additional references to: Dr. Garnet Ungar, Chair, Music History Search Committee, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722. Electronic submission of application materials is encouraged and should be submitted as a single pdf to gu2@evansville.edu. Letters of recommendation may be submitted with the rest of the application or by referee.
  • A link to a sample teaching video may be requested at a later stage of the selection process. In addition, complete the University of Evansville online application at http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • (3/17) Request for more materials x6
  • (3/18) May I ask what kinds of materials were requested?
  • 3/18  Teaching video. "We would like to request a recent (within the last two years) video of you teaching a real university class, preferably in the area of the job description (Music History and Literature). If this is not available, then another area is acceptable—Music Appreciation, Musicology, Music Theory, etc."
  • 4/8. Two finalists have been invited for campus interviews.
  • 5/4 The finalist who was not chosen was just informed that the position was filled. Congrats to the newest Asst. Professor of Music History at UE!

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor (Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 31 August 2016)Edit

  • Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: 2016_00190F
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor: Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Title Code: 55100
  • Retirement Plan: TRS or ORP
  • Department: INST LTN AMER CARIBEAN STUDIES
  • Job Summary: The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) at the University of Georgia (www.lacsiuga.org) seeks to hire a tenure track, Assistant Professor with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean beginning August 2017. Candidates must show a record of achievement in indigenous studies of Latin America or the Caribbean, and a commitment to Latin American and Caribbean studies, and an outstanding record of scholarship in their home discipline. The appointment will be 50% in LACSI and 50% in a UGA academic department; tenure will be based in this latter unit. The teaching load is four courses per year, typically two courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and two courses in the other department. Creating and teaching courses cross-listed between LACSI and other departments is possible. There will be ample opportunities for collaboration with LACSI multi-disciplinary faculty affiliates, several of whom are involved in our Latin American Indigenous Languages Initiative and with UGA’s Institute of Native American Studies.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should hold the degree of Ph.D. in religion, literatures/cultures, anthropology, ethnomusicology, or linguistics by the time of appointment. Candidates with Ph.D.s from other or related disciplines will also receive full consideration if the respective unit supports the appointment.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as the knowledge of and ability to teach at least one indigenous Latin American or Caribbean language are preferable. Ability to develop and teach hybrid and/or online courses, and contribute to study abroad, experiential learning and/or service learning is also desirable.
  • Degree Level: Doctorate
  • Posting Date: 08/31/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Appointment Status: Regular
  • Location of Vacancy: Athens Area
  • 1/16 - posting no longer available on UGa website. Has this been filled?

University of Groningen: Associate/Full Professor Arts in Society (Deadline: 28 February 2017)Edit

  • The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Full or Associate Professor of Arts in Society. Candidates must have a background and/or expertise in the field of Sociology and the Arts.
  • The Chair is embedded in the department of Arts, Culture and Media. The department offers tracks in Film, Music, and Theatre, and, in cooperation with the Departments of Art History and European Languages and Cultures, in the Fine Arts and Literature respectively. While developing a thorough expertise in two of these art disciplines, students also specialize in one of the following approaches: Analysis and Criticism, Arts Policy and Marketing / Management, or Arts Education. The department brings together scholars from the mentioned arts disciplines, with a shared focus on the ways in which the arts contribute to the creation and mediation of perspectives, values and world views, which may be factors both of social cohesion and of contestation.
  • The professor will:
coordinate and teach courses in the bachelor’s degree programme in Arts, Culture and Media, and the master’s degree programme in Arts and Culture; in addition, s/he may also be expected to teach in the research master’s programmes in Cultural Leadership and Literary and Cultural Studies, the graduate school/PhD programme and, occasionally, in other bachelor’s and master’s programmes (University College, Honours Programme)
instigate, coordinate and conduct research in the field of arts sociology, with special reference to arts policy and politics, focusing on the interplay between the arts and society, and the institutional context of the arts
supervise PhD research
obtain external funding for research
fulfill organizational roles within and possibly also outside the faculty
represent and promote the department of Arts, Culture and Media in fostering and expanding national and international contacts.
  • Qualifications: The applicant is expected to:
hold a relevant PhD and have a substantial professional track record in the field of Arts and Culture Sociology
have proven excellence in academic research, as demonstrated by publications in leading international journals and books published by high-ranking publishers
have been (and be) successful in acquiring external funding for research
be an excellent, dedicated and innovative teacher with a broad teaching portfolio
have proven experience in supervising PhD students
have a clear vision on the future of Arts in Society
have excellent capacities for collaboration in teaching and research
have organizational and administrative competence
have excellent leadership capacities
be willing to acquire a passive knowledge of the Dutch language (within 2 years)
be willing to take up residence in or near Groningen.
  • Conditions of employment: The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at associate professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 4,749 to a maximum of € 6,349 gross per month for a fulltime (1.0 fte) position (salary scales 13 and 14 for Associate Professor 1 and 2 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). For candidates at full professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 5,260 to a maximum of € 7,659 gross per month for a fulltime (1.0 fte) position (salary scale Full Professor 2 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The above mentioned salaries are all excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. For international candidates an advantageous tax rule may be applicable. For candidates at associate professor level please take notice of the Tenure Track policy of the Faculty of Arts: https://www.rug.nl/research/research-let/rff/tenuretrack
  • The interviews will be held in April 2017. An assessment may be part of the procedure.
  • The new professor will preferably be appointed per 1 August 2017.
  • A description of the Chair can be obtained from the Office of the Faculty of Arts, Ms G. Peters-Beuke, phone +31 50 3635834, email: g.peters-beuke@rug.nl
  • How to apply: Candidates may apply for this position until 28 February / 1 March2017 Dutch local time by using the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the job advertisement on the university website).
  • Applicants are requested to submit:
1. A covering letter including their view on how their research and teaching may benefit the department (max. 1000 words)
2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, teaching activities, fundraising activities and awarded projects, as well as managerial activities
3. The names and contact details of two references.
  • Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
  • For information you can contact: Mrs Prof. G.W. Wakker, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, +31 50 3635834, g.c.wakker@rug.nl

University of Guelph: Faculty, Music Studies (Popular Music) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 05 June 2017)Edit

  • Position Title / Rank: Music Studies
  • College: College of Arts
  • Department: School of Fine Art & Music
  • Deadline: Continuing until a successful candidate has been identified
  • Position Description: The School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) at the University of Guelph is searching for a scholar of popular music, to teach in the areas of popular music, musicianship and/or music theory. With four full-time faculty members and over 20 adjunct instructors, the Music program at the University of Guelph is an undergraduate program offering a BA Honours degree. This is a tenure-track position to start either August 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per academic year and related service, including course coordination, program development, advising, recruitment, and other duties as required. This position includes management of the Applied Music program.
  • Qualifications: a completed PhD in Music (Theory, Musicology, or related field), evidence of scholarly research (such as publications), and a demonstrated excellence in teaching experience at the university level. Applicants will submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, along with any available teaching evaluations. These materials, as well as three current letters of recommendation, are to be sent to:
Professor Sally Hickson,
Director, School of Fine Art and Music,
University of Guelph,
Guelph, ON, N1G 1W2, Canada
E: shickson@uoguelph.ca
  • Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information on the School, please visit our website: www.uoguelph.ca/sofam/. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

University of Hamburg: Junior Professorship for Historical Musicology (Deadline: 30 June 2016)Edit

  • The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a W1 JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP FOR HISTORICAL MUSICOLOGY commencing on 01 July 2017, ref. no. JP 251.
  • Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.
  • In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG), Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of historical musicology. We expect the post holder to conduct substantial research on polyphonic music of the European Middle Ages and manuscripts from various periods. The future post holder will develop a subproject for the third application phase of the Collaborative Research Center “Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe” (SFB 950).
  • Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 HmbHG applies.
  • Requirements: Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG. Qualified disabled candidates receive preference in the application process.
  • The application deadline is 30. June 2016. Please submit your application, including standard documents (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications) and reference number JP251 to: An den Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg, Stellenausschreibungen, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg or preferably by email to Bewerbungen@verw.uni-hamburg.de.

University of Hawaii: Assistant Professor (Music - Musicology) (Deadline: 27 October 2016) FILLED: Abigail Fine, University of Chicago ABDEdit

  • Title: Assistant Professor (Music - Musicology)
  • Position Number: 0084442
  • Hiring Unit: College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Music
  • Location: Manoa
  • Date Posted: October 04, 2016
  • Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins October 27, 2016
  • Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Monthly Type: 9 Month
  • Tenure Track: Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
  • Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2017. Pending position clearance and availability of funds.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and musicology; Supervise student research and writing; Maintain active research agenda; Serve on department committees; Advise students; Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in musicology by the time of appointment; One year of teaching experience at the college level.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Area of specialization that complements research interests of current musicology faculty (music in film); Strong secondary area of research in musicology; Demonstrated scholarly achievement (including conference presentations, grants, awards, etc.); Promising publication record; Evidence of successful university-level teaching.
  • To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how minimum and desirable qualifications are met, curriculum vitae with names and contact information for five references, samples of published work, academic transcripts (copies are acceptable but official transcripts required at the time of hire), and three recent letters from professional references to: Musicology Search Committee Chair, Music Department, University of Hawaii, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Electronic applications are preferred. Materials sent electronically must be sent to Cindy Nakashima at cindymn@hawaii.edu via UH Filedrop Service at http://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop with the expiration timer set to 7 days. Hard copy applications and letters from professional references should be mailed to Musicology Search Committee Chair, Music Department, University of Hawaii, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.
  • Inquiries: Musicology Search Committee; mcquisto@hawaii.edu
  • 10/12 University of Hawaii will be interviewing at AMS: http://www.ams-net.org/vancouver/interviews/index.php
  • 10/27 Have other people taken this ad to mean that letters should *only* be snail-mailed? Or may they also be emailed? Or how did others solve the problem of sending letters if the platform is a filedrop? (My letters are on interfolio, so I don't actually have them.)
  • 10/27 I asked the chair and she directed me to e-mail them to the same cindymn@hawaii.edu address that is used for the file drop.
    • thanks!
  • 11/10 Request for phone interview [x3]
  • 12/6 Invitation for campus interview [x2]

University of Hong Kong: Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (Deadline: 24 March 2017)Edit

  • Title: Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Assistant Professor from scholars in gender, sexuality, and/or women’s studies with an arts and humanities disciplinary base. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate degree in gender studies or a related discipline, and show excellence in teaching and research in these fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to scholarship on women in Asia or the Asian diaspora. Demonstrated success in acquiring external grants and an interest in community outreach on gender and diversity issues would be an asset.
  • The appointee will contribute to a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary initiative in gender/sexuality/women’s studies between the Faculties of Arts and Education; work with Arts/Education colleagues to develop gender-focused Common Core Courses; facilitate the establishment of an interdisciplinary gender/women’s studies programme; collaborate with current campus organizations and academic programs, such as the Women’s Studies Research Centre; supervise postgraduate research students; and take up administrative duties as required.  Major teaching duties would be within the Faculty of Arts, but with the possibility of contributing to teaching in Education.
  • The Faculty of Arts includes the Schools of Chinese, English, Humanities, and Modern Languages and Cultures. Depending on the background, the position may be housed in one of the schools or as a joint appointment. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects, and research and conference support is available. The University is an English-medium university. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://arts.hku.hk/. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Gina Marchetti (e-mail: marchett@hku.hk).
  • A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
  • Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters sent by your recommenders to apsearch@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Please state the post applied for clearly on the application form.  
  • Deadline for applications: March 24, 2017
  • (Note: music scholars with a concentration in gender and sexuality studies are encouraged to apply)

University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Deadline: 01 January 2017) FILLED: John Gabriel, Harvard University 2016Edit

  • Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
  • The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.
  • The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as one of the best in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.
  • The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020.
  • The Fellowship appointment is not tenure-track and is non-renewable. Successful applicants are expected to take up their appointment on September 1, 2017.
  • A globally competitive package including a monthly stipend of HK$45,000 (inclusive of a housing allowance of HK$12,000 per month), medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Fellows are expected to reside in Hong Kong for the duration of their appointment but may carry out research abroad in accordance with university guidelines.
  • Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research. (This includes musicology: for more details: http://arts.hku.hk/research/sofhku/appointment-details)
  • Deadline for applications: January 1, 2017
  • Website: http://arts.hku.hk/sofhku
  • Enquiries: Mr Edward Shen at sofhku@hku.hk
  • Offer made (Mar. 21)

University of Huddersfield: Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice in Music (Deadline: 10 April 2017)Edit

  • Job title: Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice in Music - FluCoMa
  • Job reference: R2815
  • Application closing date: 10/04/2017
  • Salary: Grade 7 (£33,264 - £37,416)
  • Job category/type: Research
  • Job description: Fixed term appointment for 60 months, commencing September 2017, Full time
  • The School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield is looking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice in Music, to join an exciting research project at the frontier of spectral processing, machine learning, and computer composition.
  • The main focus of the Fluid Corpus Manipulation project (FluCoMa) is to empower techno-fluent composers with the latest advances of signal decomposition and machine learning, in order to explore high-level manipulations of large sound banks from within their creative coding workflow. This will be achieved through the creation and dissemination of cutting-edge software extension toolboxes for the two leading environments used by this community of practice-based researchers, namely Max and SuperCollider. The project is funded by the European Research Council, through its prestigious Consolidator Grants programme.
  • As Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice, you will be researching the most potent methodologies for such empowerment, through iterative development and testing of the toolboxes within your practice, and within the communities of creative coding researchers.
  • You will be a practice-based researcher in the field of creative coding within computer composition and/or musicology, mastering one of the leading coding environments. You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject at the time of starting, with a strong track record of publications in the form of music, papers, and/or software.
  • As well as contributing to the design of the toolboxes within your practice-based projects, you will develop dissemination material to research how best to support multiple divergent uses of the tools within many different creative coding workflows, by running workshops, plenaries, and concerts. You will also pursue your own strand of research in the wider field of creative coding to contribute to the FluCoMa objectives.
  • You will be part of a small and flexible team of creative coders and composers, hosted within the dynamic research environment offered by the Centre for Research in New Music and its Creative Coding Lab, as well as the Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (thehiss.org), world-renowned for its concert series, research papers, and software libraries.
  • For more information, please download the recruitment pack.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017


University of Illinois at Chicago: Head of Music (Associate/Full Professor) (Deadline: 12 December 2016)Edit

  • Title: Head of Music (Job ID #72429)
  • Description: The School of Theatre & Music (STM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a distinguished artist or scholar with strong leadership skills for the position of Head of Music beginning August 2017.
  • Duties: The Head will work with the faculty to support and build music degree programs, seek opportunities to develop and expand programs, and enhance visibility of the Department of Music. In addition to overseeing management of the department in consultation with the Director of the School (course timetables, faculty meetings, budgets, etc.), the Head will maintain an active research and/or performance profile and will teach a reduced load in their area of expertise.
  • Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in music or equivalent; demonstrated scholarly and/or artistic distinction and recognition within his/her area of specialty; demonstrated administrative ability and/or experience building academic programs; and an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Desirable areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: music education, performance, conducting, musicology, and ethnomusicology.
  • The Head will be a full-time nine-month appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Interviews are expected to take place mid to late January 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Deadline: For fullest consideration, applications must be received by December 12, 2016. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the UIC job board at jobs.uic.edu. Questions may be directed to Prof. Yayoi Uno Everett at yeverett@uic.edu.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 16 June 2017)=Edit

  • College Name or Administrative Unit: Fine and Applied Arts
  • Category: Faculty and Other Academic
  • Title: College of Fine and Applied Arts: Lecturer - School of Music (F1700057)
  • Open Date: 05/26/2017
  • Close Date: 06/16/2017
  • Long Description: Lecturer - School of Music
  • The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a dynamic, interdisciplinary minded ethnomusicologist for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointment to teach a 3+3 load over the 2017–18 academic year. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach both introductory and advanced courses in ethnomusicology. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to diversity and to teaching diverse populations. Teaching and research specializations should ideally complement existing faculty emphases.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include a large general education survey course in world music. Focused courses for advanced undergraduates in the area of specialization or graduate seminars targeting contemporary issues in musicology may be assigned in accordance with departmental needs. Directing an ethnomusicology ensemble, particularly one that complements an advanced course, may be considered part of the teaching responsibilities, pending other unit 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 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, 2017 is required.
  • Salary is $43K. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by June 16, 2017. 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 your 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 Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, School of Music, office phone 217-244-3084 or moton@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

University of Iowa: Lecturer in Musicology  (Deadline: 05 May 2017)Edit

  • Department: Music
  • Salary: Commensurate
  • Advertising Started on: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
  • Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.
  • Position Details: The School of Music is searching for a Lecturer in Musicology to teach undergraduate major and non-major courses in Western music and music of the Americas, and graduate seminars in musicology.  The successful candidate will also advise students.  This appointment starts on August 16, 2017.
  • Review of applications will begin May 5, 2017 and will continue until filled.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process.
  • Education Requirement: Ph.D. in musicology (completed by date of appointment).
  • Required Qualifications: Evidence of active research program or record of scholarly publication in area of specialization. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Strong primary and/or secondary area of research that complements the specializations of current faculty (such as music before 1750, American music, or music technology/digital audio); teaching experience at the college/university level.
  • Contact: Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
  • Request for Skype interview (6/5) x2

University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor in American Music, Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 20 November 2016) FILLED: James Revell Carr, University of California, Santa Barbara 2006Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor in American Music, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Requisition Number: FE00733
  • Department Name: 8X207: MUSICOLOGY
  • Work Location: Lexington, KY
  • Type of Position: Faculty
  • Position Time Status: Full-Time
  • Required Education: Applicants should have a completed PhD by August 1, 2017.
  • Required Related Experience: A proven record of successful and creative teaching, and clearly demonstrated activity within the professional field of musicology.
  • Doctoral candidates in ethnomusicology will be considered if they demonstrate the training to teach American music and Western art music courses as well as advise graduate students in musicology.
  • Job Summary: The University of Kentucky School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in musicology (Ethnomusicology considered). We seek candidates who exhibit strong potential for scholarly publication, excellence and creativity in teaching, particularly in the realm of American vernacular music. Other desirable areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to) folk or regional genres, film music, sacred music, African-American music, American multicultural musics, Appalachian Studies, contemporary music, sound studies, and popular music.
  • Candidates will be responsible for teaching classes in general musicology according to departmental need and expertise, graduate seminars in areas of specialization and interest, courses for both majors and non-majors including survey courses in American music and other focused topics in American music (Appalachian, jazz, rock, popular music, etc.). Serve as the Director for the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and oversee its associated endowments, programs, invited guests and library collections; contribute actively to public outreach and to the profession; serve on graduate student committees and advise Ph.D. dissertations; share in departmental responsibilities; and possibly support or teach pertinent music ensembles (old-time, bluegrass, Cajun music ensemble, etc.).
  • Applications should include the following documents:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
Sample of scholarly writing (upload under Writing Sample)
Written statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
The names, emails and addresses of three references (upload under Specific Request 2.).
  • Deadline for applications is November 20, 2016.
  • Preferred Education/Experience: 2 years of successful academic teaching at the college level is preferred.
  • 11/30 Letters of Recommendation requested x6
  • 1/9 Has anyone heard anything since letters were requested?
  • 1/11 Nothing here - maybe they will reconvene after break?
  • 1/13 Request for Skype interview
  • 1/27: Any movement here? 
  • 1/31 Invitation for campus interview
  • 4/5 Offer accepted

University of Mary Washington: Associate Professor/Professor & Chair of Music (Deadline: 21 October 2016) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Title of Position: Associate Professor or Professor & Chair of Music
  • Term of Contract: 9-months
  • Position Number: F00079
  • The Department of Music at the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA) will be making a senior level appointment with tenure to serve as chair, duties to commence on August 16, 2017.
  • The successful candidate will be a musicologist who has achieved tenure and promotion to the rank of associate or full professor at his or her university because of excellent undergraduate teaching, a distinguished record of published research, and outstanding academic leadership. As department chair, the successful candidate will provide leadership of curriculum, staffing, budgets, fundraising, assessment, and programming in collaboration with a deeply committed and talented faculty at a university committed to liberal arts education and emphatic about the role of the performing arts in that education. A secondary strength in directing choral ensembles or composition/music theory would be most welcome.
  • Selected candidate should have a PhD in musicology.
  • Initial interviews will be conducted in Vancouver at the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory, November 3-4, 2016.
  • UMW is a public university with an undergraduate student body of 4000 and a member of COPLAC. Faculty teach four courses per semester; department chairs receive an annual stipend and a course reduction.
  • Required Qualifications: Minimal qualifications include a demonstrated record of excellence as a researcher in musicology and undergraduate teaching as well as an ability to lead an academic department is expected. A doctorate is required.
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.
  • Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2017
  • Deadline for receipt of materials is October 21, 2016. For additional information, please contact Dr. Joseph Romero at 540-654-1012 or via email at jromero@umw.edu.
  • 4/5 Position filled and closed

University of Maryland: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 14 November 2016) FILLED: Siv Brun Lie, NYU ABDEdit

  • Posting Number: F0004653
  • Title: Open Rank
  • Functional Title: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Position Number: 104272
  • Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
  • Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology of the University of Maryland, School of Music, seeks an ethnomusicologist of exceptional promise or established reputation. Expertise in any area or areas that complement those of current ethnomusicology and musicology faculty will be considered.
  • The successful applicant should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching and be able to contribute to some or all of the College of Arts and Humanities’ strategic priorities: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity; Area Studies; Language and Culture; Migration Studies; and Digital Humanities. Candidates who have shown a commitment to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching or mentoring, and those with experience teaching and/or conducting research on issues applicable to diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must be prepared to teach undergraduate general education courses; upper-level courses in their areas of geographical and theoretical expertise that will attract students in ethnomusicology as well as historical musicology, music theory, composition, and performance; and core graduate seminars (which may include fieldwork, theory and method in ethnomusicology, transcription and analysis, and anthropology of music). Other responsibilities will include supervision of theses and dissertations in ethnomusicology and historical musicology, mentoring of Teaching Assistants, and service on School of Music, College of Arts and Humanities, and University committees. They should also be able to enhance interaction both within the School of Music and with other departments, schools, and centers (e.g., School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies; School of Languages, Literature, and Culture; Center for Literary and Comparative Studies; Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies; and area studies centers). Other desirable qualifications include experience or interest in mentoring world music ensembles, expertise in audio-visual documentation and editing, and/or interest in applied/public sector ethnomusicology.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (attained by August 2017) in ethnomusicology or a related field; fieldwork experience especially international; background in both cultural anthropology and historical musicology; evidence or promise of excellence in research, teaching (graduate and undergraduate), and graduate advising.
  • Preferences: For best consideration, please apply by November 14, 2016. Review of submissions begins on that date and continues until a successful candidate is named.
  • All Applications Must Be Submitted Online, at https://jobs.umd.edu https://ejobs.umd.edu/; click on FACULTY and look for position #104272.
  • 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.
  • Posting Date: 10/07/2016
  • 10/18 - Does anyone know if this search is still active, since the position announcement is not available at the site listed above?
  • 10/19 (Moderator note) - Since the job listing posted to AMS-L on 10/17 was slightly different (and has a different, earlier, deadline) than the above one as posted online on 10/7, I think they're probably revising the online post and it will reappear shortly. I'll update the URL when it comes back online, and in the meantime I've updated the above post in bold to reflect the job as advertised on AMS-L. It's also unclear if this is still an open rank job as it was originally, or if it's just Assistant Professor now.
  • 10/19 the link above is wrong: https://ejobs.umd.edu/ gets you to the job posting. As of last night the announcement wasn't posting there and I e-mailed a friend on faculty there who tells me there is a glitch in the system that they are working on fixing asap. The job description is listed on the school of music home page: http://www.music.umd.edu/
  • 10/20 I'm so confused - the PDF on the School of Music site (now linked above) has the 11/14 deadline again. And as of this morning the job is still missing from the https://ejobs.umd.edu/ site, so it's hard to know which deadline is authoritative.
  • 10/20 (2) The person I know in the department there let me know the link is fixed on the jobs site. S/he also clarified that this is an Assistant Prof. job, not open rank, but they are open to people other than newly minted Ph.D.s with some prior experience. But they are definitely looking entry level rather than mid-career.
  • 10/21 (Moderator again) Thank you! Looks like they settled on Nov. 14 as the deadline. I've updated the page accordingly and posted the link to the Ejobs site.
  • 12/2 Request for additional materials
  • 12/14 Phone interview scheduled
  • 1/17 Any movement here?
  • 1/22 Request for campus interview
  • 3/5 A very polite rejection email
  • 5/3 Position filled

University of Miami: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 05 December 2016) FILLED: Marysol Quevedo, Indiana University 2016Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor
  • Position Number: P00008721
  • Department: School of Music - Musicology -FAC
  • The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami seeks a dynamic scholar, vibrant educator, and supportive colleague to join the tenure-track faculty of the Department of Musicology. The Search Committee invites applications from scholars whose research focuses on European art musics from a global perspective. We especially hope to hear from scholars who explore the circulation, appropriation, and/or transformation of European art musics in the Americas. Secondary research interests could include popular music, performance studies, gender and sexuality, media and technology, and other areas that resonate with the interests of faculty and students at the Frost School. The responsibilities of the position involve pursuing a vigorous program of scholarly research and publication 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. The application deadline is December 5, 2016 (or until filled).
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in musicology or a related field at the time of appointment. Evidence of success in collegiate teaching and an emerging national reputation as a scholar are preferred.
  • Please DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE UM CAREER SITE for position # P00008721.
  • Contact information: Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and one article-length writing sample electronically, with the subject line “Musicology Application: [applicant’s name],” to Julia Lemus, email: jlemus@miami.edu.
  • Questions about the search should be addressed to Dr Karen Henson, Chair, Musicology Search Committee, email: k.henson@miami.edu
  • 2/1: email notifying of "long list" status (reviewing writing sample) (x2)
  • 2/24 Anything further?
  • 3/21: On-campus interviews have begun for three finalists.
  • 4/25 Offer made and accepted.

University of Michigan: Lecturer I in Arts and Ideas, and Social Theory and Practice Programs (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 21 February 2017)Edit

  • Job Summary: Lecturer I in Arts and Ideas, and Social Theory and Practice Programs
  • The Residential College Arts and Ideas, and Social Theory and Practice Programs, http://www.rc.lsa.umich.edu/, are seeking to hire a full time Lecturer I to teach courses for the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semester. The courses should focus on music, film and popular culture in South Asia, non-Western musical traditions, modern intellectual history in Europe and South Asia, South Asian diaspora, economics, and social theory and youth movement history. This position will be a 100% position for teaching three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the winter semester.
  • Course Description: The primary focus for this position is to be able to teach both in the Residential College Arts and Ideas Program, and in the Social Theory and Practice Program. Teaching in the First Year Seminar writing program is also highly desired. For Arts and Ideas, courses to be developed would focus on history and cultural studies, speaking broadly to the realms of Arts and Aesthetics, Music, Cinema and Popular Culture in South Asia. For the Social Theory and Practice Program, courses to be developed would focus on Social Theory in South Asia, Youth Movement History and South Asian diaspora in the U.S. The content for each program varies per class in consultation with the program heads of each respective program. The primary purpose of the FYS is to prepare students for expository writing at the college level. A further aim of the FYS is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the university through small class size and emphasis on discussion.
  • Responsibilities: The candidate will provide instruction for a class of approximately fourteen undergraduates in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Additional duties include participation in college- and program-wide activities, including attending student exhibitions and program meetings. The instructor will provide written evaluations for Residential College students enrolled in the course.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise and background in college writing or a related field. Establishing a practice of expertise in various academic disciplines and writing appropriate to the years in the field of the candidate is expected.
  • Required Qualifications: Minimum: PhD. with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Additional Information: 100% appointment in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.
  • How to Apply: Combine into one document a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for two references. All applicants must upload the document to UM career website. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
  • Union Affiliation: This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 31 October 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • Full Time Equivalent: 100%
  • Position Type: Academic Faculty
  • List Rank/Range(s): II
  • Tenure Track: Tenure Track
  • Job Description: The Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2017. A candidate’s interest and experience in directing a performance ensemble will be considered but is not required of the position. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and show the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body. We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic inclusivity of the Department and University.
  • The position normally has 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 a world music course, a graduate bibliography and research methods course, and other courses/ensembles to be determined by the candidate’s field of expertise.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Ethnomusicology (ABD with projected completion date by August 1, 2017 will be considered).
  • Preferred Qualifications: 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.
  • Contact Information for this Position: Louis Niebur, Search Chair, lniebur@unr.edu; Cynthia Prescott, Search Coordinator, cprescott@unr.edu; phone: 775-682-9028
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit the following information via e-search:
1. Cover Letter, 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. Contact information for three references
4. TEACHING: Sample Syllabus or one page Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Scholarship information: Two examples of written work
  • Job Open Date: 09/06/2016
  • Job Close Date: 10/31/2016
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Search Number: 72168
  • Rejection letter stating candidates have been narrowed 11/11 (x4)
  • Request for phone interview 11/15
  • Rejection letter stating final three have been chosen 11/19
  • 1/23 Any word yet?

University of Newcastle: Associate Professor - Music (Deadline: 31 May 2017)Edit

  • Vacancy Ref#: 3251: Associate Professor - Music
  • Vacancy Position#: 62901
  • Vacancy Position Title: Associate Professor - Music
  • Description: Provide leadership and academic excellence in the field of Music.
  • Employment Status - Expected Occupant: Full-Time Ongoing
  • Closing Date: 31-MAY-2017 11:59:00 pm (N.B. 9:55am EDT on May 31)
  • Initiator Title: John Germov
  • Initiated Date: 06-FEB-2017
  • Report To: Head of School
  • Contact Email: employment@newcastle.edu.au
  • ROLE DESCRIPTION: The Associate Professor role provides leadership and academic excellence in the field of Music to create opportunities and deliver entrepreneurial, social and cultural impact in the creative industries. Contributing to the University’s Global Impact Clusters, the position plays a key role in building interdisciplinary research teams, with strong industry partnerships, to develop a research agenda and research-led training in this field. As a key senior member of the School, the role combines extensive academic expertise, involving research, teaching and service, practitioner knowledge and networks of national and international standing to support the delivery of outcomes in the University’s strategic plan.
  • This position delivers academic excellence in the discipline of Music with expertise in performance, composition, music production and musicology.
  • ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
1. A PhD in Music or equivalent relevant field of the Creative Industries, combined with demonstrated experience in the application of Music in business or social enterprise.
2. Demonstrated significant contribution to research including: evidence of national and international research collaborations/partnerships, demonstrated ability to align research to organisational research strategies, generation of quality publications and external research funding and demonstrated ability to deliver commercialisation and production research outputs.
3. Demonstrated ability to deliver academic excellence in teaching utilising innovative and contemporary creative mediums that integrate theory and contemporary practice, embed a digital culture and deliver a student experience aligned to organisational objectives including the delivery of work ready students. Demonstrated ability to undertake program convening/course coordination and lead a collaborative/inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and curriculum development.
4. Demonstrated experience in benchmarking and leading change at the Program, Discipline or School level.
5. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including an inter-disciplinary way of working, capacity to build relationships and engagement with industry stakeholders.
6. Demonstrated experience in contributing to leadership, mentoring, governance and organisational administration within an academic or similar large organisational environment.
7. Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.
  • CONDITIONS & BENEFITS: Academic, Level D -$140,644 to $154,943 plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.
  • FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information on the position contact Carla Torell on 02 4913 8708 or email on Carla.Torell@newcastle.edu.au
  • SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: Please note: your application must include; a statement addressing the selection criteria (4 pages max); your CV with contact details for three nominated referees.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • Advertised on Chronicle Vitae on 4/25: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000366458-01

University of Newcastle: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships (Deadline: 01 June 2017)Edit

  • The Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) research group at Newcastle University invites expressions of interest from eligible researchers seeking to apply to the Individual Fellowships scheme of the Marie Skłodowska -Curie Actions for a European fellowship. These fellowships last 12-24 months and have a research project as their focus, with a strong element of advanced training both in the research area and in transferable skills.
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Newcastle is an interdisciplinary research group. Its 30 members work between the early medieval to the early modern periods, and belong to the disciplines of Literature, German studies, Archaeology, History, Classics and Music. Recent projects which exemplify the group’s strengths include the Tudor Partbooks Project (www.tudorpartbooks.ac.uk) and The Thomas Nashe Project (https://research.ncl.ac.uk/thethomasnasheproject/) and Cultural Heritage through Time (http://cht2-project.eu/). Past Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship projects include RESTOMO and RES.CO.PART (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/research/projects). Our most recent Fellowship award (beginning September 2017) is entitled 'Sacred Landscapes in Late Byzantium'.
  • We warmly encourage applications from outstanding scholars eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment for the Individual Fellowship Scheme. Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited higher education institution and must have a track record - appropriate to career stage - of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets.
  • We specifically welcome applications in three key areas:
1. Scholarly Editing: MEMS has wide-ranging and world-leading expertise in editing early modern prose, poetry, drama and music. We invite candidates who are developing or conducting scholarly editing projects in medieval or early modern texts (up to c. 1800). Projects that enhance our existing expertise in digital applications and methodologies are of particular interest.
2. Landscapes: MEMS has significant strengths in the investigation of landscapes as historic, acoustic, ceremonial, social and architectural space. We invite candidates wishing to pursue projects involving one or more of the following: the investigation and analysis of historic landscapes; the development of digital tools (which facilitate scholarly investigation of and public engagement with historic landscapes and buildings); multidisciplinary approaches to understanding historic landscapes; or landscape-based approaches to medieval and early modern cultural heritage.
3. Voices and Books: MEMS is home to cutting-edge research in literature and music dedicated to exploring the life of text off the page. We invite candidates who are developing or conducting research projects that seek to expand the evidence base of the material history of reading, to explore the sound worlds of early modern books, or the implications of recovering ‘voice’ for the development of literary studies/musicology today.
  • Eligibility: On the date of the deadline, fellows must (i) have at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience, which can include doctoral studies (ii) and/or be in possession of a doctoral degree. Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • At the date of the deadline researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • If the fellow is resuming research after a career break of at least one year, or is a European national or long term resident returning to Europe after a period outside Europe, a modified mobility rule applies: in these cases the researchers must not have carried out their main activity in the country of their host for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the deadline.
  • Expressions of Interest: Expressions of interest should be sent to ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk and magnus.williamson@ncl.ac.uk by 1 June 2017. Please submit:
A copy of your CV that is a maximum of five (5) pages.
A two (2) page outline of the proposed project which identifies a proposed supervisor from the MEMS membership. (You should contact that supervisor before sending in your Expression of Interest).
  • These should be sent as PDFs with file names indicating your surname, first name initial, and document (e.g. kingbCV; kingbPROPOSAL).
  • Selection Process: Expressions of interest will be assessed by the MEMS steering committee and colleagues with specific expertise in the project area. Only applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and our additional criteria will be considered. The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals in relation to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie award criteria will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of submitting a full Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship application with MEMS at Newcastle University serving as the host organisation. Successful applicants will work within the same School as their supervisor, will be invited to present to and lead MEMS seminars and workshops and enabled, if they wish, to curate a programme of events relevant to their project.
  • Please ensure that you consult the comprehensive guidance documents on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie website before starting your application:
  • http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2017.html
  • Those applicants whom we wish to support will be contacted by 7 June, 2017.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies (Deadline: None listed, posted 03 October 2016)Edit

  • Classification Title: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies
  • Campus: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Region: Piedmont/Triangle
  • Job Summary: The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies with expertise in Hungarian, to begin July 1, 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong research agenda in literature and culture and be able to contribute fully to the teaching mission of the Department and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (http://cseees.unc.edu/). The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Central European and Hungarian literature and culture and be prepared to teach all levels of Hungarian. Native or near-native fluency in Hungarian and English required.
  • Ph.D. by July 1, 2017 required. Candidates should have a strong research agenda in literature and culture and be able to contribute fully to the teaching mission of the Department and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (http://cseees.unc.edu/). We invite applicants with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, religious studies, Jewish studies, visual studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, musicology, art history, history, geography, or other fields germane to the study of Central European literature and culture.
  • Position Number: FAC0001788
  • Posting Date: 10/03/2016
  • Closing Date:
  • If direct link to ad doesn't work, search by Working Title (Assistant Professor in Central European Studies) here: https://uncjobs.northcarolina.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp

University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music History and Theory (Deadline: 09 January 2017) FILLED: Joshua Busman, University of North Carolina 2015Edit

  • Vacancy Type: Tenure Track Faculty
  • Min T/E Requirements: An earned doctorate in music is required — ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree is to be completed by May 31, 2017. The successful candidate must provide evidence of college teaching experience, scholarship, and professional service. The proven ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Primary Purpose of Position: The primary purpose of this position is Teaching Music History and Music Theory.
  • Job Description: The Department of Music of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music History and Theory. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Music History, as well as Theory I and Theory II, including co-requisite labs. Additionally, it is expected that the candidate will serve as the coordinator for the Music Appreciation curriculum, working with part-time instructors to ensure consistency of materials and delivery. A thorough knowledge of music history, theory, related repertoire, and understanding of current trends in the field is required. Additional responsibilities depend on the candidate’s expertise and department needs, but may include teaching Orchestration & Arranging, second-year theory, applied instruction, or contributing to other department programs in Music Education, Musical Theatre, Music Business, Jazz Studies, Media Integration, or Sacred Music. The successful candidate must maintain an active professional profile of scholarly and creative activities. The candidate will be expected to participate in appropriate departmental activities (meetings, planning, recruitment), and serve as an academic adviser. Full-time faculty at UNCP are evaluated annually in the areas of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.
  • Rank is open and depends on the qualifications and achievements of the candidate, but no higher than the rank currently held at another university. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates must apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Please do not send additional materials at this time.
  • Review of applications begins January 9, 2017 and will continues until the position is filled. The position begins in August 2017.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 12/18 Position tailored for inside candidate with spouse on faculty
  • 12/19 It seems that there are quite a few jobs this year that are tailored for an inside person. I often wonder if it is worth the time to apply.
  • 12/19 Thanks to you folks out there sharing information about inside candidates, which does help to adjust our expectations. But in response to 12/19, I think it is always worth applying, since one never really knows for sure (and if nothing else, it's useful experience and helps make connections in the field).
  • 1/18 Request for video interview (x2)
  • 1/25 Invitation for campus interview
  • 3/2 rejection email from HR went out to applicants not on the short list.
  • 4/12 There is a good reason NOT to apply to a post like this.  The job has been tailored and created for someone they want and fully intend to hire.  The search is a sham and a waste of everyone's time.  Most importantly, in running the search they want to attract enough applicants to make a 'viable' search; that's one of the reasons queries are met with the response to apply.  If they don't get numbers the university administration actually sits up a bit and pays attention to what is going on in the department, in this case a department known for nepotistic hiring. Not applying is among the few ways to facilitate change which brings about better and more fair hiring practices.

University of North Texas at Dallas: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 12 May 2017)Edit

  • Requisition Number: FAC - 201000000217
  • Job Title: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor
  • Job Description: The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor, with a special emphasis on American Music. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received. Adjunct instructors plan classes and implement and evaluate teaching/learning objectives and student learning outcomes. An adjunct instructor undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours. The successful applicant will be expected to provide quality instruction in undergraduate Art Appreciation courses matching the instructor’s background, education, and skills base. Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of Languages and Communication. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design, assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett at sheryl.santos-hatchett@untdallas.edu.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music Education, Music, Music World History, or other Music-related discipline and significant demonstrated experience in teaching Music -related courses.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience in teaching Music in public educational settings to multicultural populations; Performance or directing ability; Significant knowledge of American Music genres, World Music and/or ethnomusicology; Demonstrated ability to inspire Music appreciation for non-majors
  • Substitution of Experience/Education: No
  • Start Date: 09/01/2017
  • Ending Date (if temporary): 12/31/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/.
  • For more information visit http://untdallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett at sheryl.santos-hatchett@unt.edu. Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.
  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

University of Notre Dame: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 March 2017)Edit

  • The Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professorship in musicology for the academic year 2017 - 2018. Founded in 1950, PLS is a Great Books department with 130 undergraduate majors and its own tenure-line faculty drawn from various disciplines and committed to an integrated curriculum.
  • We seek a scholar with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and an interest in interdisciplinary work.  The scholar appointed will be expected to lead Great Books seminars and to teach the PLS music course, which focuses on ways in which music intersects with broader histories of culture and ideas.  The organization of this course reflects the department’s distinctive commitment to a humanistic perspective and discussion-based learning.
  • Ph.D. required.
  • The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of application by March 15, 2017, through Interfolio's ByCommittee. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
  • 3/27 Request for Skype Interview, Additional Materials
  • 4/11 Rejection email, over 50 applicants
  • 4/20 No rejection, but also no requests for additional materials or Skype interview. Anyone else in limbo?

University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor in Music (Musicology/Composition) (Deadline: 07 April 2017)Edit

  • Reference: ART388516
  • Closing Date: Friday, 7th April 2017
  • Job Type: Research & Teaching
  • Department: Music
  • Salary: £34956 to £46924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
  • Applications are invited for the above post based at the University of Nottingham, University Park Campus. The Department of Music is one of the UK’s leading centres for teaching and research in Music. The appointee to this post will play a central role in continuing to develop the Department’s provision in response to changing student demand.
  • The successful candidate will combine expertise in musicology and composition (any style/genre), and will be able to teach at UG and PG levels a range of modules on aspects of composition, music history or practice (the latter might include, but is not restricted to, 20C music, music in the community, music therapy, jazz). Primary research expertise will be in either composition or musicology.
  • S/he will be expected to teach in two or more of these areas, to conduct internationally excellent research (involving the production of research outputs and impact case studies for forthcoming national research assessment exercises), to attract external research funding, to supervise postgraduate research students, and to contribute to departmental administration.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in Musicology, Composition or Performance (or be near completion), or substantial, internationally-recognised experience as a professional composer. They must also have the capacity to contribute to the department in terms of the development and delivery of the curriculum, student recruitment (especially at PG level), research and impact, administration, and pastoral support for students. Desirable attributes include a portfolio of (developing) research outputs of international excellence, evidence of external research grant capture, and 30 credits of a PG teaching certificate (or equivalent).
  • This post will be offered as a permanent contract. The hours of work are full-time, 36.25 hours per week.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Nicholas Baragwanath, tel. 0115 951 4757 or email nicholas.baragwanath@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • The interview process will take place on Thursday 4 May and Friday 5 May 2017 and will include a presentation, some interaction with students, and a formal interview.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

University of Nottingham: ERC Research Fellow/Associate (Deadline: 22 March 2017)Edit

  • ERC Research Fellow/Associate in 'Sounds of occupation in 20th century Asia'
  • Reference: ART001317
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
  • Job Type: Research
  • Department: History
  • Salary: £26052 to £34956 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD)
  • Applications are invited for the above post based at the Department of History in the School of Humanities. The successful applicant will be joining the ERC-funded 'Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia' (COTCA) Project led by Dr Jeremy E. Taylor. Details about the COTCA Project can be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cotca/index.aspx
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for leading Stream 2 ('Sounds of Occupation') in COTCA. He/she must also undertake a case study on 'Sounds of occupation in the Philippines', developing and undertaking a research project on the American presence in the 20th century Philippines from an auditory or sonic history perspective.
  • The successful candidate will have access to approximately 11,000 euros in travel and subsistence costs for fieldwork, funding for making publications produced from and during the project Open Access (Gold Route), and funding for some travel to international conferences during the project.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., history, anthropology, Asian Studies, music, etc) or be close to completion of such a PhD. They must speak, read and write English fluently and have experience of conducting research in the field of auditory/sonic history, as well as have experience of conducting research in or related to East or Southeast Asia. The candidate should preferably already have published in outlets of appropriate quality (or have had work accepted for publication in such outlets). It is desirable that the candidate has had experience in organising workshops and/or conferences, and has had experience of building and/or maintaining digital archives.
  • This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 3 years.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jeremy E. Taylor, Email: jeremy.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate - Music (Deadline: 14 July 2017)Edit

  • Teaching Associate - Music
  • Location: University Park
  • Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
  • Closing Date: Friday 14 July 2017
  • Reference: ARTS173717
  • The Department of Music at The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading centres for teaching and research in Music. The successful candidate will have expertise in musicology and be able to teach two modules within the Department’s existing undergraduate curriculum. First-year Repertoire Studies I is normally in two halves, each based on a particular topic: in the past these have involved Early Music and Opera, although the successful candidate will be able to alter the content to fit her/his own area of expertise. Second- or third-year Opera & Politics aims to develop a critical understanding of opera’s relation to aesthetic, social, cultural and ideological issues. The appointee will also be expected to supervise third-year undergraduate dissertations, to contribute to the MA Research Techniques module, and to contribute to the administration of the Department.
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Music (or be near completion), proven ability to design and deliver modules, excellent communication skills, an ability to relate well with students, demonstrable commitment to collaboration and team-work, and previous teaching experience in UK Higher education.
  • This is a full- time, fixed-term post which is available from 1 September 2017 to 31 January 2018.
  • In addition to the application form, candidates should supply a CV and a covering letter, which includes details of their teaching and administrative experience and the areas of their research expertise.
  • We anticipate interviews will take place during the week commencing 4 August 2017
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Music, Dr Nicholas Baragwanath, email: nicholas.baragwanath@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology & Music Education (part-time) (Deadline: 21 July 2017)Edit

  • Reference: ART183517
  • Closing Date: Friday, 21st July 2017
  • Job Type: Research & Teaching Support
  • Department: Music
  • Salary: £29301 to £30175 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in ethnomusicology and/or music education and be able to teach two modules within the Department’s existing undergraduate curriculum. First-year Global Music Studies provides an introduction to the world’s music cultures and to the fields of ethnomusicology and popular music studies. The successful candidate will be able to alter the content to fit her/his own area of expertise. Second or third-year Contemporary Approaches to Music Education centres on participation in primary school music teaching in partnership with the Nottingham Music Hub. The successful candidate will be required to support the administration of this module and contribute to running three sessions on campus in the second semester. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to MA teaching.
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Music, proven ability to design and deliver modules, excellent communication skills, an ability to relate well with students, demonstrable commitment to collaboration and team-work, and previous teaching experience in UK Higher education.
  • This is a part-time (14.5 hours per week), fixed-term post which is available from 25 September 2017 to 24 March 2018.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lonan O'Briain email lonan.obriain@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology & Popular Music (Deadline: 21 September 2016) FILLED: Sheryl Lynch, University College Dublin 2016Edit

  • Location: University Park
  • Salary: £28,982 to £31,656 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • Reference: ARTS268316
  • The Department of Music is looking to appoint a fixed-term teaching associate from 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2017, to deliver undergraduate courses in popular music and global music studies for first years, and a module for second and third years on a topic related to their own research interests, and to convene a module on early years music education. In addition, the teaching fellow will be expected to contribute to postgraduate modules and dissertation supervision.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in popular music studies and/or global music studies. They must demonstrate high level teaching skills, and organisational and interpersonal skills. They should have an advanced qualification in a relevant area, preferably at PhD level.
  • We are keen to appoint a candidate who will complement and enhance our research-led teaching and who will benefit from our supportive and friendly research environment.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nick Baragwanath, tel: +44 115 951 4757 or email Nicholas.baragwanath@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music of the Nordic Regions (Deadline: 18 April15 May 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, invites applications for an associate professorship in Music of the Nordic Regions. ‘Music of the Nordic Regions’ should be understood in its broadest sense as encompassing themes and areas of expertise related to Nordic music across different styles and genres, geographical locations and historical periods. The position is strategically aimed to correspond with and strengthen key themes linked to the UiO:Nordic research initiative, such as Nordic identity, globality and belonging. The post will provide opportunities for collaboration with other research groups at the University, especially within the humanities and social sciences.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead research, supervise MA and PhD candidates, participate in teaching and exam setting, and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the planning and development of English-language courses within the field of Nordic music.
  • Requirements
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in musicology or similar
A proven track record in the field of Nordic music research and theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to this.
Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
Documented 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 academic production in research fields relevant to Nordic music, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
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 disposition to inspire students
Interest and ability in leadership and administration
Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
Experience with 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 512 700 – 598 200, 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
Please do not submit Letters of Recommendation
  • 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 further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. 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.
  • Region: Oslo
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Application deadline: 18 April 15 May 2017
  • Reference number: 2017/2126
  • 4/28 Application deadline extended to May 15. Ad is otherwise unchanged.

University of Oslo: Associate Professorship in Music and Contemporary Media (Deadline: 18 April 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, invites applications for an associate professorship in Music and Contemporary Media, with expertise in streaming and online media platforms, mobile technology, music videos, computer gaming, virtual reality, or other topics related to music and contemporary media. The successful applicant will be able to document experience with using a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to sound and audio-visual media. The position is intended to build strategically on the strong research track record within contemporary media at the Department.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to connect their research with other disciplines represented at the Faculty of Humanities, depending on the candidate’s particular field of expertise, and will be expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching, exam setting and assessment at all levels, as well as carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
  • Requirements
PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialisation in music and contemporary media, or similar
Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
Documented 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 academic production in music and contemporary media, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
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 disposition to inspire students
Interest and ability in leadership and administration
Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
Experience with 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 512 700 – 598 200, 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
Please do not submit Letters of Recommendation
  • 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 further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. 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.
  • Region: Oslo
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Application deadline: 18 April 2017
  • Reference number: 2017/2136

University of Oslo: Doctoral or Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Philosophy (Deadline: 18 April 2017)Edit

  • One doctoral or postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO1017/SKO1352) in Music and Philosophy is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will work on an independent project dealing with a topic in the interdisciplinary area of music and philosophy. There are no restrictions in relation to period or genre, but the research methodology should be anchored in both disciplines. Projects related to subjectivity studies, embodiment, gesture, music and language, music and ethics, and musical meaning and sense-making are particularly encouraged, but other topical areas will be considered too. Should the topic and methodology require such research facilities, the appointed candidate will get full access to the world-class Music and Motion lab with state-of-the-art motion capture systems and sound spatialisation equipment. The candidate will work under the guidance of Associate Professor Nanette Nielsen.
  • (Moderator note - Doctoral research fellowship information removed as irrelevant to the wiki.)
  • A person appointed in a postdoctoral research fellowship is hired for a period of four years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.
  • The successful postdoctoral candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
  • Qualifications: For a postdoctoral research fellowship:
A PhD degree with a specialization in Music and Philosophy, broadly conceived.
The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the interdisciplinary area of Music and Philosophy, drawing on methodologies from both disciplines
The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline, and the PhD degree obtained by the time of appointment
Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
For a postdoctoral research fellowship: The applicant’s ability to contribute to the broader music and philosophy research environment in the department
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference
Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities and across disciplines
  • We offer
Postdoctoral research fellowship: NOK 486 100 - 567 100 per year, (salary level 57 – 65, depending on qualifications)
a professionally stimulating working environment
attractive welfare benefits
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of education. Applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship should also include positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications in the Curriculum Vitae
Transcript of records of your Master's degree/PhD degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system
Postdoctoral research fellowship: 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.
  • Educational certificates, Master’s theses/PhD theses, Letters of Recommendation and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later on in the process.
  • Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
  • Region: Oslo
  • Job type: Contract
  • Working hours: Full-time
  • Application deadline: 18 April 2017
  • Reference number: 2017/2057

University of Oslo: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Musical Rhythm (Deadline: 21 November 2016)Edit

  • One or two postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) on the topic of musical microrhythm are now available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • The fellowships are part of the project "TIME – Timing and Sound in Musical Microrhythm”. We will investigate temporal relationships at the micro level of music performance and perception, as well as auditory perception in general. A key topic is to study the role of cultural background and/or training in auditory perception. The project is highly interdisciplinary and has a comparative genre design, encompassing jazz, electronic dance music, hip-hop/funk/R&B and Scandinavian fiddle music. It is preferable that applicants have academic and/or practical expertise in one or more of these rhythmic traditions, as well as an academic background in one or more of the following methodologies: qualitative interviews, music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or using computers), behavioral experiments, motion capture, statistics. For more information about the project, see http://www.hf.uio.no/imv/english/research/projects/timing-and-sound-in-musical-micro-rhythm-time/
  • The appointed candidate will be part of the project’s research group and granted full access to sound studios and state-of-the-art motion capture systems and sound spatalisation facilities (http://www.hf.uio.no/imv/english/about/rooms-and-equipment/). It is expected that the candidate will work on an independent sub-project under the guidance of Professor Anne Danielsen (http://people.uio.no/anneda/). The sub-project should be developed to fit with the aims of TIME, as outlined on the project page. Projects investigating temporal and/or sound-related aspects of microrhythm, within the genres above, will be prioritised. Two doctoral research fellows will also be affiliated to the project.
  • The position is for a period of three years. There is a 10 % component of the position that is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.
  • The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the relevant research area and contribute to and participate in the various research activities at the Department of Musicology. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
  • Requirements
A PhD degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music cognition/ psychology, or similar fields that offer a solid foundation for research into the area of musical microrhythm. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
The academic quality of the sub-project proposal
The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the sub-project within the time frame
Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
  • We offer
NOK 486 100 – 567 100 (salary level 57-65), depending on qualifications
A professionally stimulating working environment
Attractive welfare benefits
  • Submissions: Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf-format:
Application letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of publications and unpublished works
Project description that fits within the aims of the larger project (approximately 3-5 pages, see Template for project descriptions). 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
Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.
  • Please note that all documents must be in English.
  • The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
  • Region: Oslo
  • Job type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Working hours: Full-time
  • Application deadline: 21. November 2016
  • Reference number: 2016/10966

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Part-time Research Assistant (Historically Informed Performance) (Deadline: 16 November 2016) FILLED: Marten Noorduin, University of Manchester 2016Edit

  • Part-time Research Assistant (Historically Informed Performance): Transforming 19th Century Historically Informed Performance
  • Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford
  • Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £32,600 p.a.
  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ‘Transforming 19th Century Historically Informed Performance’ (Transforming C19 HIP) project led by Principal Investigator (PI) Claire Holden with Professor Eric Clarke as Co-Investigator (Co-I). Transforming C19 HIP is a 60 month AHRC funded research project hosted by the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford that brings together leading performers and academics to investigate the differences between modern and contemporary performance styles, and to seek to change the way professional performance of nineteenth-century compositions is approached, particularly by ‘period’ instrument ensembles.
  • The appointment is 0.6FTE for a fixed-term of 3 years and the start date will be 1 April 2017. The post will be based in the Gibson building, within the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, with access to the Faculty of Music building and its facilities based in St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB.
  • The successful applicant will conduct archival and interpretative research into the historical evidence for and nature of performance and pre-performance practices in the C19th; undertake primary research into the institutional development of HIP in the period ca. 1980 – 2016; and contribute to the preparation and delivery of practical workshops involving conservatoire students and professional performers.
  • It is expected that the postholder will develop their research into publications/book chapter(s) and will take an active role in disseminating research findings at workshops and conferences. The postholder will work with, the Principal Investigator, Claire Holden, and the Co-Investigator, as well with as other members of the Research Team and members of partner organisations including the Royal Academy of Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Applicants should have a PhD/DPhil in music and specialist scholarly knowledge and practical understanding of Historically Informed Performance (HIP) of nineteenth century classical music. The ability to work from sources in one or more European languages is desirable.
  • A separate job description is available for a second post, which is for a full-time Research Assistant with a background in Empirical Musicology.
  • The closing date for application is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 16 November 2016. It is intended that interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on 2 December 2016.
  • Contact Person: Claire Holden
  • Vacancy ID: 125781
  • Contact Phone: 01865 276134 (Catherine Lieben, Head of Administration and Finance)
  • Closing Date: 16-Nov-2016
  • Contact Email: claire.holden@music.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Empirical Methods) (Deadline: 16 November 2016)Edit

  • Research Assistant (Empirical methods): Transforming 19th Century Historically Informed Performance
  • Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford
  • Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £32,600 p.a.
  • Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ‘Transforming 19th Century Historically Informed Performance’ (Transforming C19 HIP) project led by Principal Investigator (PI) Claire Holden with Professor Eric Clarke as Co-Investigator (Co-I). Transforming C19 HIP is a 60 month AHRC funded research project hosted by the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford that brings together leading performers and academics to investigate the differences between modern and contemporary performance styles, and to seek to change the way professional performance of nineteenth-century compositions is approached, particularly by ‘period’ instrument ensembles.
  • The appointment is full-time for a fixed term of 3 years (the Faculty will consider job share proposals and/or suggestions for working the same number of hours over a longer period of employment (48 months max)). The start date will be 1 April 2017 and the post will be based in the Gibson building, within the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, with access to the Faculty of Music building and its facilities based in St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB.
  • The successful applicant will take the primary role in documenting and analysing the orchestral/chamber music workshops and performances that constitute a core part of the project. S/he will carry out interviews, and questionnaires/surveys with individual musicians and communities of musicians, and will contribute to the development of methods to analyse rehearsal and other pre-performance (and performance) practices, contributing to theory building in this area. It is expected that the postholder will develop their research into publications/book chapter(s), and will take an active role in disseminating research findings at workshops and conferences. The postholder will work with the Co-I, Professor Clarke and the PI, as well with as other members of the Research Team and members of partner organisations including the Royal Academy of Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Applicants should have a PhD/DPhil in music, experience of the design and execution of empirical investigations in performance using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods including interview/observational studies, and competence in a range of data analysis methods including video recording and editing.
  • A separate job description is available for a second post, which is for a part-time Research Assistant with a background in Historically Informed Performance.
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 16 November 2016. It is intended that interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on 28 November 2016.
  • Contact Person: Claire Holden
  • Vacancy ID: 125780
  • Contact Phone: 01865 276134 (Catherine Lieben, Head of Administration and Finance)
  • Closing Date: 16-Nov-2016
  • Contact Email: claire.holden@music.ox.ac.uk


University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researcher, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (begins January 2017) (Deadline: 02 December 2016) FILLED: Laura Slater, University of Cambridge (King's College) 2012 (PhD History of Art)Edit

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (MALMECC)
  • Faculty of Music and TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
  • Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.
  • The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, proposes to appoint a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 3 years, starting late January - early February 2017, to join an established team working on a new ERC Advanced grant, Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC). The post will be based in the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities office (TORCH), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
  • 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’ 14th century, defined as 1250 - 1450. The project consists of the 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, and music) under the leadership of the Principal Investigator (PI), Karl Kügle. The current team comprises an art historian (Dr Laura Slater), a literary historian (Dr David Murray), and a music historian (the PI).
  • Reporting to the project PI, the postdoctoral researcher 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. Ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of medieval studies will be essential, along with high-level competencies in at least one relevant language (Latin, French, German, Czech, Italian).
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent and may come from any of the disciplines relevant for the period 1250 - 1450 except art history, literary history, and musicology (which are already represented by the research team). The MALMECC team is particularly interested in candidates with a doctoral qualification in history.
  • Candidates may apply for one of the following sub-projects: (1) the courts of ecclesiastic princes in France and southern Europe; (2) the artistic patronage of the Luxembourgs in Germany and the Czech lands.
  • More information about these sub-projects can be found in the Further Particulars.
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 December 2016.
  • Contact Person: Martha Buckley
  • Contact Phone: 01865 280308
  • Contact Email: martha.buckley@humanities.ox.ac.uk
  • Vacancy ID: 126071
  • Closing Date: 02-Dec-2016
  • Moderator note: Posted to AMS-L on 10/31, although I'm not sure why, since the full ad says they are not considering applicants with PhDs in Musicology. Posting it here for posterity anyway.

University of Oxford, Lincoln College: Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music (Deadline: 27 April 2017)Edit

  • The Governing Body of Lincoln College invites applications for this Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Music, tenable for a fixed term of three years from August 1st 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will hold, or will be in the final stages of completing, a doctoral degree in an appropriate field, and will have a developing public profile within their field of scholarship, as evidenced by publications and/or performances. At the time of application, applicants should not have accumulated more than six years of full-time post-graduate study or research and may not previously have held a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at another College.
  • The Fellow will be expected to undertake advanced research in any field of music and may be asked to provide a limited amount of undergraduate tuition in music. He or she will also be expected to take an active role in the musical life of the College, working particularly with the Chapel Choir and with the Organ and Choral Scholars.
  • The Fellowship carries a stipend of £24,565 - £26,052 p.a., membership of the USS pension scheme, full Common Room rights, and research and hospitality allowances. College accommodation, suitable for a single person, may be provided at a modest rent, subject to availability.
  • Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded or obtained from the Human Resources Administrator, Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR, tel: 01865 279801, fax: 01865 287478, email: hr@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, to whom applications should be submitted by 1.00pm (UK time) on Thursday, April 27th 2017. Application forms in alternative formats may be requested from the above email address, or by telephone from + 44 1865 287478, or Fax + 44 1865 279802, the completed forms to be received in College by the same date.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and ethnic minorities, who are currently under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

University of Oxford, Merton College: Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music (Deadline: 03 April 2017)Edit

  • MERTON COLLEGE
  • Salary: £29,819 p.a., plus a housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation.
  • Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music for four years commencing on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher. The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad area of Music (musicology, and/or music theory); to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Music, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading Music for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term. The postholder will be eligible for election as a fellow of the college.
  • The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of Music at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.
  • The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. These are available at www.merton.ox.ac.uk/about-merton/vacancies or from the Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford, OX1 4JD (email: lesley.walsh@merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 April 2017. Interviews will be held in college on 24 April 2017. The fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

University of Oxford, Merton College: Junior Research Fellowship (Deadline: 18 November 2016)Edit

  • The Governing Bodies of Christ Church, Merton and St John's Colleges propose to elect in co-operation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The current salary is £22,249 per annum plus accommodation allowances as listed below.
  • Christ Church - £8,204 accommodation allowance per annum
Eligible disciplines: English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physiology & Medicine, Art History, Psychology, Fine Art, Law, Sociology
  • St John's - £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
Eligible disciplines: Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Computer Science, Economics, Biochemistry, Classics (including Ancient History), Materials Science, Geology (including Earth & Environmental Sciences), Theology, Oriental Studies
  • Merton - £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
Eligible disciplines: History, Chemistry, Archaeology, Engineering, Music, Biology, Geography, Anthropology
  • The fellowships are tenable either from 1 October 2017 or, exceptionally, from 1 September 2017.
  • Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. They may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at Christ Church, Merton College or St John’s College.
  • The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who submitted their doctorate, (or, in the case of medical students, completed their professional training) since 1 October 2015. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or an equivalent qualification. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate’s field.
  • Link to further particulars
  • Applicants for positions at Merton College only should complete and submit the online application form below, attaching both a copy of their research proposal and a completed recruitment monitoring form where indicated.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 18 November 2016.


University of Pennsylvania: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Deadline: 03 November 2016)Edit

  • The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in digital humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace the humanistic social sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who make innovative, pioneering use of digital technologies to study textual, geographic, aural, visual, or spatial aspects of the humanities.
  • The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences: Classical Studies, English, German, Music, or Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This appointment will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the digital humanities, a cluster meant to support the newly established Price Lab for the Digital Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of digital humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
  • Applications should be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/991 and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, links to no more than three journal publications, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/20/16
  • 11/9 Reference notified me that they had been contacted (x2)
    • 11/11 Looks somewhat like they were just contacted as soon as they received the application?

University of Pennsylvania: Professor/Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a transformational hire at the senior level (tenured) in Russian and East European Studies to complement existing research and teaching strengths. This search is open to any area of expertise in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, art history, economics, ethnomusicology, literary and cultural studies, history, musicology, politics, religion, sociology, theater studies, visual studies and other fields. Likewise, it is open to scholars of all regions and sub-regions of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. The appointment will be in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, which is in the process of transforming itself into a multi-disciplinary Department of Russian and East European Studies.
  • Demonstrated strength in research and publication and excellence in teaching required.
  • Please submit applications online at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/922 . Include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, and a CV. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 9/13/16

University of Performing Arts Graz: Senior Scientist with PhD in Musicology or Music Theory (Deadline: 31 December 2016)Edit

  • The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria), Institute of Music Aesthetics, seeks to appoint a Senior Scientist (f/m) with PhD in Musicology or Music Theory from 1 October 2017 until 28 February 2021, in line with § 26 of the „Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten“ in Austria. The position is full-time. The minimum salary per month is at present 3.590,70 € before tax and social security deductions (14 times p.a.). Relevant work experience can lead to a higher salary.
  • Job description
independent research in musicology and/or music theory
teaching and examination of music students and of musicology students
supervision of and advice to students concerning their studies
cooperation in and support of all research,
teaching and administrative work within the institute
support of examinations (e.g., chairing examination committees)
cooperation in and support of administrative work and review, assessment and quality audit measures at university level
  • General requirements for hiring
PhD in Musicology or Music Theory
  • Special requirement for hiring
research accomplishments in musicology or music theory at an international level, including research in the field of European classical music and in the field of musical analysis
very good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)
willingness to teamwork
  • Suitable candidates are invited to apply in writing (in German or English) by 31 December 2016 mentioning GZ 51/16 in one single pdf document to be mailed to bewerbung@kug.ac.at. The pdf must contain: cover letter (no longer than one page), CV, scans of certificates of academic degrees – BA, MA, PhD –, and one short piece of academic writing. No letters of recommendation are required.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andreas Dorschel, Head of Institute, by e-mail: andreas.dorschel@kug.ac.at.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • 1/20 Interview requests

University of Performing Arts Graz: Senior Scientist (Post Doc) for a Research Project (Deadline: 15 June 2017)Edit

  • The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Institute of Composition, Music Theory, History of Music and Conducting, is offering a provisional position beginning with the 1 September 2017 and lasting for a period limited to three years for a Senior Scientist (Post Doc) for a Research Project, Music Theory or Musicology, based on § 28 of the collective agreement for university employees, in the form of a full-time contractual position with the extent of employment being 100 %. The minimum gross monthly salary for this position is at present 3.626,60€ (14 payments annually). If need be, and on the basis of the collective agreement instructions, this amount could be increased depending on prior experience.
  • The particular duties that are involved in this position include
participation in the research project Performing, Experiencing and Theorizing Augmented Listening [PETAL]. Interpretation and Analysis of Macroform in Cyclic Musical Works, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF; Project P 30058-G26; project leader: Univ. Prof.PD Dr. Christian Utz), for details see: http://petal.kug.ac.at
leading role as a researcher within the project team
authoring of scholarly publications
participation in administrative activities related to the research project
possibility to write a “Habiliation” thesis
possibility to teach courses on topics related to the research project
  • General Employment Requirements: Completion of an excellent PhD degree in an appropriate professional study area.
  • Special Employment Requirements
expertise and experience in musical analysis
excellent English and German language skills
  • Interested candidates with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their written application before the 15. June 2017 by e-mail in a PDF-file using the identification number 34/17 to: bewerbung@kug.ac.at.
  • Following documents should be included in the application:
a motivation letter outlining possible research foci within the project (up to 2 pages)
CV and list of publications (if applicable)
copy of PhD certificate
a full version of the PhD thesis as well as other relevant scholarly publications (if applicable)
  • The university is striving to increase the proportion of women in its scholarly faculty and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Women will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
  • Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.
  • Following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
  • Posted to AMS-L 5/8/17
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

University of Performing Arts Graz: University Professorship for Artistic Research in Music (Deadline: 31 May 2017)Edit

  • The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Artistic Doctoral School, is offering a position, beginning with the winter semester 2017/18, for a University Professorship for Artistic Research in Music based on § 99 of the university law and § 25 of the collective agreement for university employees, in the form of a fulltime contractual position, limited to five years. An extension of the position is only allowed after complying with the appointment procedure according to § 98 of the university law. It is possible to agree to an overpayment of the minimum monthly contractual salary, which has been determined by the collective agreement and which at present is € 4,891.10 brutto (14 payments annually).
  • Tasks and activities related to the position
management and development of the Artistic Doctoral School
independent research activities
independent teaching of courses and holding exams
setting up a Center of Artistic Research
acquisition of third-party funding
supervision of doctoral and master theses
fostering international collaborations
acquisition and fostering of contacts within relevant European networks
active participation in the further development of the university’s teaching culture and artistic and scholarly life
participation in organizational and administrative duties, as well as evaluation activities
active contribution to the university’s academic self-administration
  • I. Basic Employment Requirements: a completed advanced degree from a domestic or comparable foreign educational institute at the doctorate level, and the Habilitation or equivalent artistic-scholarly achievement that suits the position
  • IIa. Specific Employment Requirements
several years of experience in artistic research at an international level
a substantial international artistic career
an outstanding pedagogical and didactic competence at the university level
a broad understanding of artistic research, including the tradition of Western art music
experience in the conceptual and organizational planning of events and publications
the capability to communicate and publish in both English and German
awareness of gender issues and competence for addressing such issues
  • Interested candidates with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their written application with the usual documentation before the 31 May 2017 in a PDF-file by e-mail to: bewerbungprof@kug.ac.at using the identification number 30/17. If necessary, sound recordings or DVDs can be sent by regular post.
  • The university is striving to increase the proportion of women in its artistic and scholarly faculty and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Women will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
  • Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.
  • Following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 4/5

University of Regina: Lecturer, Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 06 June 2017)Edit

  • Department/Unit: Media, Art, and Performance-Music
  • Employee Group: URFA
  • Category: Academic
  • Position Title: Lecturer, Music Department
  • Salary Range: As per URFA Collective Agreement
  • Status: Term
  • Duration (if term): August 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Pay Grade: Faculty Lecturer
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music, a flexible, responsive and dynamic team of performers and scholars, housed within the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, and with an emphasis on new creative practices invites applications for a 9 month term appointment at the rank of Lecturer to commence August 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate music theory, aural skill development and music history courses as well as teach undergraduate instrumental majors in the candidate's instrumental specialty.
  • Requirements: Applicants must have a PHD or DMA in a cognate field (theory, musicology, and/or performance - low brass preferred), an active record of successful post-secondary teaching in the designated subject areas and a commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, Sample Course Outlines, Unofficial Transcript(s), Other [See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting], Sample Syllabus 1, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Posting Date: 06-06-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Competition Number: 20170674
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their materials immediately. Only short-listed candidates will be asked to provide Letters of Reference. If you require further information regarding this competition, please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.
  • Contact
Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
University of Regina
Regina SK S4S 0A2
PH: (306) 585-5510

University of Rochester: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 January 2017) FILLED: Andrew A. Cashner, University of Chicago 2015Edit

  • The Department of Music in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music History beginning 1 July 2017.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the music history sequence of the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum as well as courses for non-majors and music minors. A secondary appointment in the Musicology Department of the Eastman School of Music, with graduate teaching and dissertation advising, is possible. Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. with demonstrable promise to become a nationally recognized scholar in the field. Primary graduate training should be in musicology or music history, with specialization in an area or areas of music from 1600 to the present as well as strong theoretical/analytical skills. Expertise in one or more of the following secondary areas is desirable: media and technology; composition; analysis; gender/sexuality/ethnicity. Superlative teaching skills are expected, as well as commitment to excellence in undergraduate musical education in a Bachelor of Arts curriculum.
  • Applicants should initially submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes information on teaching experience and evaluation, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded. The portal for application is www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting. No publications or teaching videos are required at this time. Review of applications will begin 15 January 2017 and continue until position is filled.
  • The Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music and serves the broader River Campus community as well. Each semester approximately 600 musicians participate in 16 departmental performing groups, and some 650 students enroll in academic music courses. The Department works closely with the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where College students may take both tuition-free private lessons and advanced music classes.
    • 11/17 The phrasing here is a little ambiguous. Should candidates have completed Ph.D.s at the time of application, or by the time they begin?
  • 2/4 Request for Skype interview and additional materials. (x4)
  • 2/5 Does anybody know if this is a new tenure-track position or a replacement? 
  • 3/6 Request for campus interview (to be held in late March)
  • 4/17 email to applicant pool indicating that the position has been filled by Andrew A. Cashner. Congratulations, Andrew! 

University of Saskatchewan: Term Position in Musicology (1-year) (Deadline: 18 January 2017)Edit

  • TERM POSITION IN MUSICOLOGY
  • The Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a twelve-month term position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017, ending June 30, 2018. Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in a relevant academic field at the time of appointment (late-stage ABD considered); and evidence of successful postsecondary teaching (undergraduate level mandatory; graduate level ideal).
  • The successful candidate will teach core musicology courses (History of Music I “Western Art Music 1600 to 1830”; History of Music II “Western Art Music 1815 to the Present”; History of Music III “Western Art Music Antiquity to High Renaissance”). Additional duties will include teaching upper-level undergraduate / graduate seminars in Musicology—commensurate with departmental needs and the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Examples of seminar content might include: world music; Canadian music; music of Indigenous peoples; jazz history. Experience teaching in online settings, though not mandatory, may prove valuable. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in administrative functions commensurate with rank and type of appointment.
  • Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109
  • Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.
  • Applicants are invited to send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, scholarly writing sample(s) (published article(s) preferred), a statement of teaching philosophy, and other relevant supporting materials. Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. All materials are to be submitted to:
Dr. Gregory Marion
Head, Department of Music
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N OX1
(306) 966-8355
gregory.marion@usask.ca
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications begins on January 18, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
  • 2/22 Anyone heard anything on this?
    • 4/1 nothing yet! 

University of South Wales: Professor in Music and Performance (Deadline: 01 February 02 January 2017)Edit

  • The Faculty of Creative Industries at USW is seeking to appoint a full-time Professor in Music and Performance to lead research in a vibrant area of research strength. We welcome applications from those with expertise in any area of Music or Performance who would be able to add strength and/or diversity to the existing curriculum or research strengths of the Faculty. Successful applicants will have a significant research leadership role and a key role in preparations for the next REF. The post holder will be a highly motivated and ambitious research leader with the vision to build on a highly successful REF outcome in the 2014 exercise.
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake research that is world class or internationally excellent and to produce high quality outputs that are suitable for inclusion in the next REF. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate an outstanding track record of research including a strong publication record and experience of obtaining external research funding. The main purpose of the job is to strengthen the research Centre’s research profile and enhance its submission to the next REF. There is also an expectation that the post holder will contribute to teaching and to the development of their research area at USW.
  • Name of Institution: University of South Wales
  • Location: Cardiff Campus
  • Salary: £57,674 - £63,009 per annum
  • Reference: U000613
  • Closing Date: 02/01/2017
  • 1/24 Position is no longer listed.
  • 1/25 This was my error! The deadline was JANUARY 2, not February 1. I forgot that dates are listed differently in the UK. -5120j

University of Southern California: Adjunct Instructor in Musicology (Spring 2017) (Deadline: None listed, posted 08 December 2016)Edit

  • Position ID: P01484051
  • Academic Title: Adjunct Instructor in Musicology
  • Employment Type: Part-Time
  • Percent of time for Part-time Position: 20%
  • Job Announcement: The University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music is searching for an inspiring educator to teach a graduate course on music writing and criticism during the Spring 2017 semester. The applicant should be able to demonstrate international stature as a recognized journalist and/or critic on music, especially that of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries.
  • Minimum Education: Graduate degree in music, journalism or related field. Substantial professional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Minimum Experience: International stature as a recognized journalist and/or critic on music, especially that of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. This posting has special routing. To apply for this position CLICK HERE

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track) (Deadline: 06 March 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California
  • Position Description: Full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track), to be determined by the qualifications of the applicants. Appointment begins August 2017.
  • The USC Thornton School of Music invites applications for a scholar-educator to teach both undergraduate and graduate music majors in areas of jazz and popular music history and literature, teach General Education courses on related topics, and mentor music students in research and graduate studies. The candidate must be a gifted teacher of writing and will be engaged in both a wide range of music literatures and in dialogs about the relationship of music to culture and society. The candidate should have a strongly emerging national/international stature as a scholar in the study of jazz and popular music and must have a body of scholarly work in one or more areas such as musicology, ethnomusicology music theory, music history, American Studies, or journalism. The ideal candidate should have an authoritative relationship to popular music of the 20th and 21st century as a performer, music producer, music industry professional, composer or songwriter, or music technologist.
  • 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. Candidate will also be expected to serve the School and University in faculty meetings, School of Music committees, and University committees.
  • Required Qualifications: Successful candidates should possess a Master’s degree, PhD or DMA, or significant professional experience in keeping with leaders of the field. Applicants should have prior experience teaching courses in Jazz History and Popular Music History.
  • Review of applications will begin on March 6 and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
  • REQ20040319
  • Posted Date: 02/08/2017

University of Southern California: Professor (Open Rank) of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for an open-rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) with specialization in Russian literature, music, and/or creative/performing arts. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential or accomplishment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University’s general education program.
  • In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “CLICK HERE” link at the top or bottom of this page. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Sussex: Lecturer in Music (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: 18 October 2016) FILLED: Mimi Haddon, McGill 2015Edit

  • School of Media, Film and Music - Department of Music
  • Permanent, full time
  • Salary range: starting at £34,956 and rising to £38,183 per annum.
  • Closing date for applications: 18 October 2016
  • Expected start date: 01 January 2017
  • Description: The School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a Lecturer with expertise in the broad field of Music to a full time post.
  • You will possess a higher degree in a relevant area or will have equivalent scholarly or relevant professional activity. You will have teaching experience to undergraduate level. You will have evidence of a developing international research profile. You will be interested in contributing to early career leadership posts in both Department of Music and the School of Media, Film and Music. All areas of Music are of interest but it is essential to have teaching and/or research expertise in the following area: cultural theories of music. It is desirable to have interests in popular music studies and/or global music studies.
  • 11/10 Invitation for campus interview
  • 11/28 Notified that candidate has accepted the position

University of Tampa: Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory (Deadline: 01 October 2016) FILLED: Sarah Iker, University of Chicago ABDEdit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Tenure Track or Term: Tenure-Track
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure track position in Music History and Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2017.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in music history and theory for majors, courses suited to non-music majors such as Music Appreciation, Fundamentals, World Music or Jazz History, or other course offerings that would serve departmental needs.
  • Responsibilities will include an undergraduate teaching load of 12 credit hours in a 15 week semester. The candidate is expected to produce published scholarship and/or creative work appearing in peer reviewed settings, and service that includes advising and recruiting students, and other service to the department, college, university and broader community.
  • Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Qualifications: PhD or DMA required (advanced ABD candidates considered). Evidence of successful teaching at the college level. Evidence of scholarly productivity and publications.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should be prepared to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, copy of terminal degree transcripts and work sample. Applicants should include in the work sample attachment a sample video recording (secure link to an online source such as YouTube or Vimeo) of conducting. Instructions for the recording: The video should contain two segments - a 10-15 minute unedited rehearsal and a 10-15 minute unedited performance segment with the camera facing the conductor. Links may be provided on document and attached. Please include a statement of vision for an orchestra program in a private liberal arts university. In addition, applicants will be required to enter name and email address for three references providers who can address the candidate's teaching experience.
  • Posting Date: 08-15-2016
  • Moderator note 8/16 - I think the requests for a conducting video and a statement of vision for an orchestral program were included in error. I'll update the above listing if/when the job posting is changed.
  • 8/22 Language about conducting has been removed (although they also removed the request for references, possibly accidentally). Above ad is edited accordingly.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 9/28 Interested applicants beware: this posting doesn't mention three letters of recommendation, but these ARE required, and they can't be sent through Interfolio. The online application system sends out requests to referees. My referees were caught unawares, since the posting didn't mention anything about references, and I didn't know to ask them in advance. 
  • 10/1: This may be a late, but, in reference to the comment made on 9/28, I *think* you can use Interfolio. When uploading the letters of rec. in the documents section of the application, you have to use the email address interfolio assigns to each letter in your dossier. When looking at your LORs in your dossier, left-click on the name of the recommender (the "Recommendation from Prof. X"), and a text bubble will appear prompting you to "Edit Document." Page down a bit, and you'll eventually see "document email." It'll be the recommender's name with a sequence of letters and numbers, followed by @interfolio.com. Use those email addresses when uploading the LOR information. You'll get email notifications from Interfolio to send those individually, but I usually go to the Interfolio home page and click on "applications." It'll have all three or four letters waiting to be checked out, and I send them all in one shot. I just applied to UT using this method, and it appears to have worked. I just got confirmation that the emails were sent. I believe this method works for any general e-application. I hope this helps, but please let me know if I'm mistaken! 
  • 10/5: Job posted on Chronicle and HigherEdJobs.com, despite "Review of applications will begin October 1." I don't think the opening was advertized very broadly before that (I only ever saw it here).
  • 10/10: In response to 10/1: thank you! This is hugely helpful for all future applications that use their own submission form. 
  • 10/19 ^^^ You bet! Good luck out there.
  • 12/8 Request for Skype interview and teaching video.  x3
  • 1/20 Any movement?
  • 1/31 Still nothing here? I had made it to skype interview/teaching video stage, and I'm wondering if I'm still in the running or if the search has moved on.
  • 1/31 (2) After the Skype interview (on 12/23), I was asked to make a "video podcast," due on 1/9. Haven't heard anything since. (2x)
  • 2/1 What on earth is a video podcast? This was in addition to already having sent a teaching video?
  • 2/1 (2) Supposedly, a supplementary video posted to Blackboard that went in-depth on some aspect of a class lecture topic. So yes, it was basically a second (if technologically fancier and more ambiguously defined) teaching video.
  • 2/7 Invitation to on-campus interview.
  • 3/22 Job offered and accepted: Sarah Iker (ABD, University of Chicago)

University of Texas at Austin: Tenured/Tenure-track Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin may from time to time have assistant, associate, or full professor faculty positions open for performers, composers, or scholars who have the potential to contribute to the development of our academic programs and creative/performance activity in any of the following areas:
Brass/Woodwind/Percussion
Chamber Music/Collaborative Arts
Conducting/Ensembles
Jazz Studies/Music Industry
Keyboard
Music and Human Learning
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Strings
Theory/Composition
Vocal Arts
  • Qualifications: Qualifications must be commensurate with rank and include an outstanding academic record, significant achievement in original research/performance/creative activity, and a commitment to the highest quality teaching. The successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a research program or other creative activity, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the profession. The University of Texas at Austin and the Butler School of Music maintain a strong commitment to gender equity, multiculturalism, and human diversity. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to human diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita and one document with names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted by clicking the "Apply Now for Free" button below. Please do not submit additional supporting materials until requested. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.
  • 9/26 "may from time to time have"? So this is an applicant pool for full-time tenure-track positions? Anyone have inside info about this oddity?
  • 9/27 I called the Butler School. This is a yearly posting for an applicant pool, so that they have potential applicants on file in case there is a job opening in one of the above departments. Nothing new in musicology this year, it seems.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley: Open Rank - Musicology (Deadline: 10 January 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Posting Number: FRGV0562
  • Working Title: School of Music: Open Rank – Musicology
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Scope of Job: The School of Music at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology for a position beginning in August 2017. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate surveys and seminars as well as graduate advising of Masters level students. A typical teaching load is 9 credits per semester. The ideal candidate will be an effective and versatile teacher, an established scholar, and a dedicated colleague willing to assist in building a music program of excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level. While the research specialization is open, we encourage researchers of Latin American and Iberian music or music and disabilities to apply. Ability to lead ensembles is a plus. The successful candidate will serve as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in The School of Music and will be considered for the Mary Alice Shivers Endowed Professorship to begin in Fall 2017.
  • Qualifications to meet the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
  • Assistant Professor: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or the equivalent from an accredited university by August 2017. Applicants must present evidence of active research that includes publications in peer-reviewed journals, and must present evidence of potential to effectively teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, potential to supervise research activities of students, potential to maintain active programmatic research, and potential to obtain external grant funding.
  • Associate Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include a demonstrated ability to independently conduct research activities that meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of associate professor; and (2) a high degree of teaching proficiency and commitment to professional service.
  • Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include scholarly professional experience demonstrated through an exemplary record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, external funding, and a distinguished record of accomplishments that have led to a national reputation in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applicant’s professional activities should meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of professor
  • Minimum Qualifications: Musicology, Ethnomusicology or the equivalent. A record of successful teaching at the collegiate level. A strong record of research and writing.
  • Discipline Specific Required Qualifications; Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree in Musicology by the date of appointment. Candidates must also posses proven excellence in musicology; and evidence of potential for leadership in the discipline through publications, papers presented at professional meetings, artistic achievements, and/or other forms of scholarly activity.
  • Preferred Qualifications: UTRGV is an emerging bilingual English/Spanish research institution that is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The ideal candidate is an established music historian with an international reputation. While all candidates must be fluent in English, scholars interested in publishing and teaching in English and Spanish are encouraged to apply
  • Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
  • Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017
  • Open Date: 11/17/2016
  • Close Date: 01/10/2017
  • 1/12 My recommenders are having problems uploading their letters. Is anyone else having this problem?
    • 1/13 email from HR confirming that rec letters were not accepted past the deadline, but they were an optional part of the application. 
    • 1/13 (2) Ditto to both of you. I wish they'd made this clear beforehand.
  • 2/4 Request for phone interview
  • 3/3 Rejection via e-mail (finalists for campus interviews have been selected) x2
  • 3/5 Curious! I had an email request for an phone interview (back in early Feb), but when I responded (next day) to set up a time, UTRGV Dean never got back to me! I wrote again two weeks later to ask about status of search, and my email was again ignored. Now they have on-campus finalists? Is it legal to blow off short-list phone interviewees without an interview?? Any ideas of what is going on at UTRGV?
    • 4/1 They answered my emails promptly and politely at the phone interview stage. Did you ever get a response? I'm sorry that happened to you.
  • 5/11 email from HR department, position has been filled.

University of Utah: Post Doctoral Fellow (Jazz Studies) (Deadline: 06 March 2017) FILLED: Stephanie Doktor, University of Virginia 2016Edit

  • Open Date: 11/14/2016
  • Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
  • Standard Hours per Week: 40.0
  • Department: 00078 - School of Music
  • Pay Rate Range: 20000 to 500000
  • Job Summary: We seek a specialist in jazz studies and music of the African diaspora, whose scholarly focus complements the expertise of our current faculty. The successful applicant will be able to work across subdisciplines within the School of Music and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to strengthen jazz research, study, and performance. Through this appointment, the School of Music seeks to strengthen its relationship across the university with other outstanding departments in the humanities and social sciences and with university programs such as the School for Cultural and Social Transformation.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in jazz history, jazz theory, jazz performance, and other topics of jazz studies; conduct research and publish; participate actively in the profession; assist the Director of Jazz Studies with supervising jazz performance ensembles.
  • Preferences: Candidates will have a doctorate or be ABD. They must present evidence of scholarly promise, and demonstrated excellence in teaching; skills as performer are desirable.
  • To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.
  • Special Instructions Summary: Applications must be submitted online via: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/58857. Candidates must submit a letter of application, CV (including a list of courses previously and currently taught, a list of three to five references with contact information), two sample writings, unofficial academic transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation that must be submitted online.
  • Candidates must submit their materials online before March 6, 2017 in order to ensure full consideration. Do not send additional materials at this time. Audio and video recordings, sample syllabi, or additional supporting materials may be requested later. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the fellowship is filled. Candidates who proceed to the final level of the search must provide official transcripts of all academic work and will be required to participate in a routine FBI background check.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this? (4/24/17)
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • Offer made and accepted: Stephanie Doktor (currently at University of Virginia)

University of Victoria: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 12 December 2016)Edit

  • Music - Faculty of Fine Arts
  • RTR 230-050
  • The School of Music in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.
  • The position will involve:
teaching multiple eras of music history at the undergraduate level, with an emphasis on pre-20th-century music;
teaching a variety of courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, that utilize the instructor’s unique talents;
contributing to the recruiting, advising and mentoring of graduate students at the Master’s and PhD level; and
contributing to the development of a progressive curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level that anticipates the future needs of the University.
  • Requirements
  • For those applying at the Assistant level, completion of a PhD by 1st September 2017, as well as evidence of teaching experience, publication, and scholarly presentation are required.
  • Those applying at the Associate level must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and must have produced a body of published work that contributes significantly to the field of musicology.
  • The successful candidate at either level will be an active scholar (performance experience desirable), eager to collaborate with colleagues in and outside of the School of Music in a variety of endeavours. We seek a dynamic person, with diverse research and teaching interests in the field of musicology.
  • Contact information: Applicants should submit the following documents to music@uvic.ca: cover letter; curriculum vitae (including all contact information); research and teaching statements of no more than 500 words each; and three confidential letters of reference (sent under separate cover).
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide two recent examples of scholarly work, of publishable length and quality. Materials should be submitted electronically (pdf). Excerpts will not be considered.
  • Application deadline: December 12, 2016
  • Request for writing samples (1/23) x 1
  • 2/28: Shortlist has been made; rejection letter received by e-mail x 3

University of Vienna: Historical Musicology (Tenure-track) (Deadline: 28 February 2017)Edit

  • At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Position for the field of Historical Musicology (full-time position) is to be filled.
  • Seeking an outstanding musicologist whose teaching encompasses the entire history of Western music, and whose research augments, in topic and method, the Department of Musicology’s current profile. Desired is a well established research focus in one of the following areas: music of the Middle Ages, 17th-century music, art music in the 20th/21st century, or popular music. Besides an excellent musical competency, a familiarity with current methodological debates in the discipline as well as a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary work is expected. Besides research and teaching, the job profile for this position involves participation in organizational and academic self-governance committees, as well as in curriculum organization.
  • Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution. Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation. Experience in designing and participating in research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups. Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues.
  • The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the University, if necessary.
  • Job description: The announced position is an academic tenure-track position. Within two years’ time, the University will offer a qualification agreement if the academic performance suggests that the required high qualification can be reached. With the conclusion of the qualification agreement, the employee will be allocated to the group of “Assistant Professors”. If the qualification is achieved according to the agreement, employment, which originally has a six-year duration, will be continued for an indefinite period as an “Associate Professor”.
  • Via a further competitive procedure as stipulated in the University’s Statutes, associate professors can be directly promoted to full professor. If the qualification goals are not achieved, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract term.
  • We offer: the opportunity for a long-time career track (initial classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff.: section 48, job group B1, lit. b), in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees, a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions, attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life, a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions.
  • Application documents:
  • Application letter, including a brief description of:
current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae, including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • List of publications, including:
specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track position
provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area
  • List of talks given, including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funds: list of acquired third-party funded projects, as well as a list of third-party funded projects which the candidate was a member of (subject, duration, origin, volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and/or teaching concepts as well as supervised theses
Teaching evaluations (if available)
Copies of documents and certificates
  • Please send your application — preferably in English and in electronic form — to the Job Center of the University of Vienna (jobcenter@univie.ac.at).
  • Reference no.: 7186
  • The application deadline is 28 February 2017.
  • 2/28: E-mail from Univ. Vienna Jobs Center saying they've received a large number of applications and it will take a while to make a short list.

University of Virginia: Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South (Deadline: 31 October 2016 15 February 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0619694 NEW 0620256
  • Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Employment Posting Category: Faculty
  • Type of Application: (required to apply for this posting) Candidate Profile
  • Organization (Position Organization): 31865 AS-Music
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Location: Charlottesville
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor
  • Posting Date: 10-10-2016 NEW 01-25-2017
  • Posting Summary: The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in Hip Hop and the Global South, focusing on scholarship and/or production. Areas of teaching, research, and performance specialization might include (but are not limited to) hip hop, DJ culture, and related forms of music (such as house, electronica, gqom), African-American, Asian, Latin American or Caribbean musics, hip hop production, or other modes of performative creativity.
  • The Global South refers both to a post-Cold War cartographic conception that embraces Africa, Latin America, Asia, including parts of the Middle East and the Pacific Islands; and politico-cultural spaces shaped by global histories of capitalism, empire, race and diaspora. In this regard, the American South, the Caribbean, the border zones of Latino/Latina Study and immigrant communities of European nations and cities are as much part of the Global South as are Nigeria and Argentina.
  • We seek an adventurous colleague who will enrich our graduate and undergraduate programs, and who will engage productively with a vibrant and diverse music department as well as with other arts and humanities disciplines at the University. The University of Virginia Music Department offers innovative programs in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) and Critical and Comparative Studies (CCS) which tend to cross conventional disciplinary boundaries, supporting a Ph.D. in Music track along with the B.A. In addition, we maintain a diverse Performance program featuring a wide range of ensembles such as Jazz, African Music, New Music, Orchestra, Marching Band, Chorus, Klezmer, Electronic / Computer Music, and more.
  • Candidates should have a strong background in teaching, and either hold a Doctorate in a supporting field or have equivalent professional experience as a producer, performer, and/or writer. Responsibilities will include research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and faculty service. The position has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.
  • Application review will begin on October 31, 2016 NEW February 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.
  • To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0619694 NEW 0620256. Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and/or links to sample performance / production materials online, and three references who will provide letters under separate cover. Letters should be submitted via email to Kristen Crawford: knb4d@virginia.edu, NEW Kim Turner: kdt4d@virginia.edu, or mail: P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176
  • The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
  • Contact Information: Kristen Crawford, Human Resources Coordinator, NEW Kim Turner, Administrative Supervisor, McIntire Department of Music, email: knb4d@virginia.edu, tel: 434.982.2071, NEW kdt4d@virginia.edu, tel: 434.924.6491 mail: P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176
  • 12/12 Interviews scheduled
  • 1/26 Reposted with new deadline and small changes to the ad, marked as NEW above.

University of Washington-Tacoma: Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts (Deadline: 15 March 2017) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts
  • The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts (VLPA) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. We seek a broadly trained individual with a record of teaching excellence in the lower division performing arts and humanities courses. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in both art-making and the social, theoretical, or historical contexts of music, sound, or related forms of performing/performance art. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, commitment to, and success with teaching first year students, as well as their expertise and ability to teach existing VLPA classes and develop new classes in the lower division curriculum. The successful candidate should be experienced with working with diverse student populations.
  • The position will contribute primarily to the university’s Core Curriculum, and support the Arts, Media, and Culture major, and/or other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma as appropriate. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in an appropriate field. This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of three to five years with a nine-month service period. It begins on September 16, 2017.
  • To apply, please submit:
Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
Statement of your teaching philosophy,
Evidence of teaching excellence, and
Three letters of reference.
  • Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8444. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at mkula@uw.edu.
  • 3/16 telephone interview scheduled (x2)
  • 4/18 Search cancelled by administration
  • 4/20 Anyone happen to know the scoop on this? Seems odd to cancel after preliminary interviews have taken place.

University of West London, London College of Music: Senior Lecturer, Performance Musicologist / Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist (Deadline: 21 August 2016)Edit

  • London College of Music
  • Salary: £44,705 to £50,713 per annum
  • Closing Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
  • Interview Date: See advert
  • Reference: LCM074
  • London College of Music, the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK, is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Performance Musicologist to provide technology enhanced learning expertise and to take a lead in course transformation.
  • You will be required to follow an agreed research brief together with teaching duties, and contribute to the administration, development and delivery of the course portfolio. You will also be expected to develop links with the professional sector in order to enhance potential employment opportunities for our graduates as well as become involved in recruitment initiatives with relevant UG and PG candidates. Working closely with other colleagues, you will deliver the highest quality of provision to our hard working students.
  • Applicants must have a doctorate or be working towards one, have relevant teaching experience within higher education with an impressive professional and research portfolio relevant to the industry. Specialist knowledge in technology enhanced learning is essential for this role.
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic and self-motivated in order to lead and champion the continued development of this area through practice-facing research within the general ethos of the London College of Music.
  • Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 13th and 16th September 2016
  • CVs without an online application will not be accepted

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Lecturer in German/Jewish Studies (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 01 December 2016) FILLED: Jeremy Zima, UW-Madison 2014Edit

  • Working Title: Lecturer in German, Nordic, & Slavic
  • Official Title: SENIOR LECTURER(D80BN) or LECTURER(D80DN) or ASSOC LECTURER(D80FN)
  • Degree and area of specialization: M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in Music with an emphasis in German and/or Yiddish.
  • Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Two years of teaching music at the college/university level required. Specific experience in teaching in an online setting is preferred.
  • Position Summary: Teach German / Jewish Studies 267, Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience. Oversee operations of blended course, and coordinate and direct plenary sessions in WisCEL classroom space. Supervise teaching assistants in Comm-B instruction and grading of essays, quizzes, and exams. Hold regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students as necessary. Work with German Program faculty member/course coordinator on curriculum, course structure and goals.
  • 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.
  • Employee Class: Academic Staff
  • Department(s): L&S/GERMAN NORDIC & SLAV
  • 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: JANUARY 13, 2017
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Application must be received by: DECEMBER 01, 2016
  • HOW TO APPLY: Please upload your cover letter, CV, and a list of references.
  • Questions about the position can be directed to: Pamela Potter, Phone: 608-263-1906, Email: pmpotter@wisc.edu, 868 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1525

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History (begins Jan 2017) (Deadline: 31 August 2016) SEARCH FAILED/EXTENDEDEdit

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of MUSIC HISTORY
  • JOB DETAILS: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Performing and Visual Arts Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music History to begin the Spring term of 2017. This is a full-time, 9-month, academic year basis appointment.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Required: Doctorate in music or ABD (all but dissertation) required. Completion of a doctorate is required before consideration of tenure; Strong competency in an additional area of specialization that may include (but not be limited to): Applied Instruction, Music Education, Music Business, Ensemble Direction, or related area; Outstanding classroom educator; Excellent communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse and/or underrepresented populations.
  • Preferred: Collegiate teaching experience in one of the additional areas listed above; Experience teaching undergraduate music history courses; Evidence of proven recruiting success.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the Music History sequence; Oversee the Music Appreciation offerings; Teach an Ethnomusicology course; Advise undergraduate music majors; Maintain an active and musically diverse career inside and outside of the classroom; To achieve tenure, the incumbent will have to show significant success in recruitment of music majors and minors.
  • TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by August 31, 2016; however, screening may continue until the position is filled.
  • Applications must be submitted via the online application system in PDF format. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
  • Please be sure you have included:
Letter of Application addressing all qualifications;
Curriculum Vita (Resume);
Statement of philosophy of education;
Separate statement describing the your history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization;
Copy of Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (highest degree obtained or ABD (all but dissertation);
Names and Contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) Professional References.
  • It is the policy of UW Platteville to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
  • If you have application questions call or email: Amy Udelhofen, Administrative Assistant, Phone: 608-342-1143, Email: udelhofena@uwplatt.edu
  • Request for phone interview, 9/23/16
  • 11/26 So who got this job? Or have they still not decided?
  • 12/13 Presumably the below job ad means this search failed

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 January 2017)Edit

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of MUSIC HISTORY
  • JOB DETAILS: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Performing and Visual Arts Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music History to begin the fall term of 2017. This is a full-time, 9-month, academic year basis appointment.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Required: Doctorate in music or ABD (all but dissertation) required. Completion of a doctorate is required before consideration of tenure; Strong competency in an additional area of specialization that may include (but not be limited to): Applied Instruction, Music Education, Music Business, Ensemble Direction, or related area; Outstanding classroom educator; Excellent communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse and/or underrepresented populations.
  • Preferred: Collegiate teaching experience in one of the additional areas listed above; Experience teaching undergraduate music history courses; Evidence of proven recruiting success.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the Music History sequence; Oversee the Music Appreciation offerings; Teach an Ethnomusicology course; Advise undergraduate music majors; Maintain an active and musically diverse career inside and outside of the classroom; To achieve tenure, the incumbent will have to show significant success in recruitment of music majors and minors.
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Full consideration will be given to those that apply by January 15, 2017. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached.
  • TO APPLY: Application materials must be submitted electronically through the UW-Platteville applicant portal. Please be sure to include:
Letter of Application addressing all qualification;
Curriculum Vita (Resume);
Statement of philosophy of education;
Separate statement describing your history of working with or demonstrated committment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization;
Copy of Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (highest degree obtained or ABD (all but dissertation); and
Names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references.
  • If you have application questions, please contact: Amy Udelhofen, Administrative Support, udelhofena@uwplatt.edu or 608-342-1143
  • 1/23 - Rejection by e-mail
  • 2/20 - according to someone in the dept, an offer has been made.

University of Wisconsin-Richland: Music Lecturer (Music Literature/Band) (Deadline: 23 June 2017, but review begins immediately)Edit

  • University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • Music Lecturer
  • University of Wisconsin-Richland
  • The University of Wisconsin-Richland and the University of Wisconsin Colleges Music Department invite applications for an instructor (rank of Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer depending on educational background and experience) for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
  • Qualifications: Candidate should have a minimum of a Master's degree in Music or equivalent. Teaching experience at the University level is strongly desired.
  • Responsibilities: Teach introductory level music courses; hold appropriate office hours; attend orientation activities; perform required course administration including development of a syllabus, grading, assessment, and reporting tasks. Current courses are listed below.
  • Courses Currently Available Fall 2017: MUS 071 Band (2 credits), MUS 173 Music Literature and Appreciation (3 credits)
  • Courses Currently Available Spring 2018: MUS 071 Band (2 credits), MUS 173 Music Literature and Appreciation (3 credits)
  • Starting Date: Contract starts on August 28, 2017, and classes begin on September 5, 2017.
  • To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure consideration, please submit application by June 23rd, 2017. To apply, submit the following:
1. A letter of interest describing your teaching qualifications and teaching philosophy in the context of our needs
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Unofficial copies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts
4. Names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number) of at least three references familiar with the applicant's academic career and teaching experience
  • Please send these materials via email to beverly.simonds@uwc.edu. Please include Richland Music IAS Search in the subject line.
  • Contact: Beverly Simonds, Regional Executive Assistant, University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • Phone: 608-355-5222; Email Address: beverly.simonds@uwc.edu

Valencia College: Adjunct Professor, Humanities (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Valencia College is seeking an Adjunct Professor, Humanities AJ0302 to join our dedicated, passionate team as a part-time, adjunct faculty member. Through this role, you would have a direct impact on our students, community and, ultimately, our world by inspiring students to reach their fullest potential.
  • To view the complete job description for this role, CLICK HERE.
  • Location: Kissimmee, FL 34746 - Poinciana Campus
  • Degree Requirement: Master’s degree in Humanities with a major in Humanities, Liberal Studies with emphasis in Humanities, classics, music history or musicology, art history, philosophy, literature, history, interdisciplinary studies with emphasis in Humanities, religion or theology
  • Closing Date: Position is open until filled.
  • Additional Requirements: All candidates must currently be residing in Florida to teach on-site classes. Adjunct positions are compensated based on the Overload and Adjunct Faculty Salary Schedule.
  • How to Apply: If you’d like to apply for the job listed above, click on either the “Apply with LinkedIn” button to use your LinkedIn profile, or click “Apply Now,” located on the left, to complete the application process. For consideration, all documents must be uploaded at the time of application. This includes a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, letters of reference and any other documents related to this position. Once you have completed the application process, included documents cannot be altered and no additional documents can be uploaded.
  • For consideration, the following is required for all applicants including current Valencia employees: Completed on-line employment application. Learning-centered statement. Unofficial transcripts (degree must be conferred by the time of hire). It is the applicant's responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services. Letters of reference must be attached at the time of application. Cover letter and resume.

Wabash College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology (part-time) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 07 June 2017)Edit

  • Date Posted: 06/07/17
  • WABASH COLLEGE invites applications for a part-time appointment (2/1 course load) as Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the area of historical musicology to begin August 1, 2017. Primary focus within an Early, Common-Practice or Modern period of music, with a secondary interest in American music. ABD required, PhD preferred. Two courses in the fall semester (Music 101: Music in Society: A History, Music 401: Senior Seminar) and one course in in the spring semester (Music 206: Music Since 1750). The position does not include additional benefits.
  • Teaching experience, commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college and an understanding of the role of music within a liberal arts education, and the ability to work with a diverse student body required.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically at www.wabash.edu/employment/. Review of applications to begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. At the time of application, candidates will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation. Please direct questions to Professor Peter Hulen at hulenp@wabash.edu.

Waldorf College: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 22 April 2017)Edit

  • Waldorf University seeks a tenure-track full-time faculty member for the music department, preferably a generalist with keyboard and or vocal training, along with conducting ability. Teaching would include music history, world music and other interests as appropriate. Ideal candidates will have a passion to grow and develop the music programs through leadership, organized activities and taking an active role in recruiting.
  • This is a nine-month position that begins August 15, 2017. Waldorf offers a full-benefits package including health, dental, vision,
  • Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in Music, or a Masters degree with experience
Experience teaching at the college or university level.
Outstanding performance ability.
Demonstrated ability to recruit students.
Commitment to the development and welfare of undergraduate students.
Commitment to professional development.
An appreciation for, and commitment to higher education in a liberal arts context.
  • To Apply: Application by persons in under-represented groups is encouraged. Please apply by completing an online application and uploading a cover letter, resume or CV, copies of transcript(s) and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts and background check required of final candidate.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Piano 2016-17

Washburn University: Lecturer in Music History and Music Theory (Deadline: 19 May 2017)Edit

  • Recruitment Number 99950517
  • Washburn University’s Department of Music invites applications for a 3/4-time Lecturer in Music History and Music Theory. This position is a non-tenure track appointment with a 9- credit hour teaching load per semester beginning August 1, 2017. This position has the possibility of renewal contingent on the need for services and the availability of funding.
  • Required Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Music History and/or Music Theory. A successful record of Collegiate level teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications: An established record of significant Research in Music History and/or Music Theory. Proficiency in an additional area of research and expertise, such as Music Composition.
  • Responsibilities: 9 Load Hours of Teaching responsibilities, each semester. Teach Music History and Music Theory courses, as assigned. May be asked to teach additional music courses, including General Education music survey courses, as assigned to fit qualifications. Provide opportunities for expanded course offerings in the areas of Music History and Music Theory. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the life of the department and university through service activities.
  • Application Procedures: Application review will begin May 19, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. Only electronic applications will be accepted, and may be sent to music@washburn.edu. Applications must include cover letter, vita, copies of transcripts and the name/addresses/phone numbers of a minimum of three references.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Washington & Lee University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 March 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 2007753
  • Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • Department: Music
  • Status: Full-time, With Benefits
  • Contact(s): Dr. Gregory Parker, Dept. Head, Professor of Music. Chair of the search committee.
  • Contact Phone Number: (540) 458-8854
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music at Washington and Lee University is seeking applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music position. The position will begin in the Fall 2017 term.
  • Essential and Related Functions: The successful candidate will be expected to teach first-year music theory, direct the University Jazz Ensemble, teach a jazz history course, supervise a senior composition recital, teach a special topics course of her/his design during the University’s 4-week Spring Term, and administer the SonoKlect Concert Series.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Strong candidates should have a doctorate in music or be close to completion. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
  • Posting Date: 01/24/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should attach a letter of application, CV, official transcripts and contact information for three current letters of recommendation when applying online to this position. ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS REQUIRED (please use .pdf formats for word-processed documents).
  • Review of complete applications will begin March 1. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. Samples of work, such as recordings and/or publications that demonstrate current scholarship, will be requested at a later date.
  • Questions about the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gregory Parker, at parkerg@wlu.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017

Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 07 April 2017)Edit

  • Job ID: 36170
  • One-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology at Washington University in St. Louis. 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 2017, Music of the African Diaspora and American Popular Music and Media; Spring 2018, History of Jazz and a course drawing on the candidate’s research profile.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D., earned before the start of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
  • Application Instructions: Send, via electronic submission, a letter of interest (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu. Review of applications to begin April 7. Questions regarding the search can also be addressed to Kim Daniels.
  • 4/5 Updated link to posting on WUSTL employment site.
  • 4/20 Skype interview scheduled

West Virginia University Institute of Technology: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 13 April 2017)Edit

  • Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music - WVU Tech- 05356
  • Description: The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a regional divisional four-year campus of West Virginia University located in Southern West Virginia (Beckley), seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music to begin fall 2017. We are seeking an outstanding teacher with scholarly promise to compliment 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.
  • Date of Appointment: August 11, 2017
  • Rank/Salary: Instructor or Assistant Professor and salary commensurate with background and experience.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • 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.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017
  • 4/19 Posting no longer on WVU jobs site. Sent inquiry to dept. admin.
  • From theory wiki: 4/25 Phone Interview Scheduled

Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: Maria Cristina Fava, Eastman School of Music 2012Edit

  • Title: Assistant Professor - Musicology - Tenure Track
  • Posting Number: 0603689
  • Department: School Of Music
  • Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000
  • Major Duties:
Teach undergraduate courses in music history.
Teach graduate seminars in musicology and participate in graduate thesis committees.
Collaborate with other faculty in related areas of expertise.
Recruitment, creative/scholarly activity, and service appropriate for a university faculty member.
Other duties as appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the School.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate in Musicology (ABD will be considered if a doctorate is expected by August 2017).
Record of successful teaching in music history at the college/university level.
Demonstrated record of professional activity and research.
The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.
Must remain active in his or her profession.
  • Desired Qualifications:
Ability to direct an early music performance ensemble.
Research or teaching experience in world music, film music, contemporary music, queer and gender studies, popular music, and/or sound studies.
Graduate level teaching experience.
  • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please send 3 current letters of recommendation electronically to (Interfolio preferred, if possible): music@wmich.edu
  • Or, by mail:
Attn: Musicology Search
WMU School of Music
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5434
  • Additional Position Information: Expected Start Date: August 2017
  • GO TO: http://www.wmich.edu/hr/employees/faculty for benefits and other information
  • External Posting Date: 09-16-2016
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Moderator note: if direct link doesn't work, search for Posting #603689.
  • 10/12 Western Michigan will be interviewing at AMS. As of 12 October, all spots are filled but you can still request to be added to the wait list: http://www.ams-net.org/vancouver/interviews/index.php
  • 10/19 (1) Were any other Jewish applicants frustrated that interviews for Western Michigan and UHawai'i were announced and instantly filled on Yom Kippur? x2
    • 10/19 (2) I was extremely frustrated about the U Hawaii one. The Western Michigan one was put up a week earlier over Rosh Hashanah. In my opinion, it gives an edge to people who are not practicing Jews. Perhaps it was on purpose, but more likely a sad oversight on the part of AMS.
    • 10/19 (1) Yes, it does seem like an AMS oversight. I wrote an anonymous message in their online suggestions box, politely requesting that they watch out for high holidays in future. Maybe if more of us let them know, they'll be more conscientious about this next year.
  • 11/18 Request for more materials (x2)
  • 12/17 Skype interviews are being scheduled
  • 1/31 Campus interview invitation
  • Position filled: Maria Cristina Fava, 2012 Eastman School of Music, Eastman School of Music

Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music - Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 03 February 2017)Edit

  • Full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnomusicology for the academic year 2017-2018. Teach four courses, including surveys of world music, courses related to African and African diaspora musics, and upper level courses in ethnomusicology. A complete listing of current courses in the department and their descriptions can be viewed at http://music.williams.edu/courses.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in Ethnomusicology with particular expertise in the musics of Africa and the African diaspora preferred. Doctorate must be in hand by September 2017. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level desirable. We encourage the candidate to speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Application Instructions: A letter of application, detailed resume and three letters of reference must be submitted by February 3, 2017. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Please do not send any additional supporting materials until requested. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
  • 3/27 Any movement? 
  • 4/7 Rejection email 

UPCOMING DEADLINESEdit

  • 01 Apr 2016 - University of Cambridge: Professorship in Music
  • 17 Jun 2016 - Queensland Conservatorium: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music Literature and Research
  • 30 Jun 2016 - University of Hamburg: Junior Professorship for Historical Musicology
  • 10 Jul 2016 - Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 31 Jul 2016 - Melbourne Conservatorium: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Aural Studies)
  • 08 Aug 2016 - Leeds College of Music: Part-time Lecturer - Popular Music
  • 18 Aug 2016 - University College Cork: Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music
  • 21 Aug 2016 - University of West London, London College of Music: Senior Lecturer, Performance Musicologist / Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist
  • 31 Aug 2016 - University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • "Late summer" - Bucknell University: Africana Studies Faculty, open rank
  • 05 Sep 2016 - Bangor University: Lecturer in Music (musicology/composition)
  • 15 Sep 2016 - Rutgers University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Sep 2016 - Texas Woman's University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 20 Sep 2016 - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Professor/Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 21 Sep 2016 - University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology & Popular Music
  • 30 Sep 2016 - Michigan State University: Assistant Professor, Performing Arts (South Asia focus)
  • 01 Oct 2016 - Smith College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Oct 2016 - University of Tampa: Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory
  • 03 Oct 2016 - Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music Appreciation (Spring 2017)
  • 13 Oct 2016 - Royal Holloway, University of London: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Baldwin Wallace University: Assistant Professor of Music History, Advisor to the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of the BACH Journal
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Baldwin Wallace University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Riemenschneider Bach Institute Scholar-in-Residence – Tenure Track
  • 15 Oct 2016 - New York University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Northwestern University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University: Full-Time Position, Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music (Music in Western Civilization: 1750 to present) (Spring 2017)
  • 15 Oct 2016 - Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music (Music in the US or Women and Gender in Music) (Spring 2017)
  • 15 Oct 2016 - University of Pennsylvania: Professor/Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • 16 Oct 2016 - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 18 Oct 2016 - University of Sussex: Lecturer in Music
  • 21 Oct 2016 - University of Mary Washington: Associate Professor/Professor & Chair of Music
  • 25 Oct 2016 - University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College: Stipendiary/Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship
  • 27 Oct 2016 - University of Hawaii: Assistant Professor (Music - Musicology)
  • 28 Oct 2016 - Harvard University: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 31 Oct 2016 - University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 01 Nov 2016 - Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Nov 2016 - Loyola Marymount University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Instrumental Studies
  • 01 Nov 2016 - New England Conservatory: Music History Professor
  • 01 Nov 2016 - Samford University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Nov 2016 - University of California, Merced: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice
  • 03 Nov 2016 - University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College: Stipendiary Research Fellowship
  • 03 Nov 2016 - University of Pennsylvania: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities
  • 05 Nov 2016 - Colgate University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 06 Nov 2016 - University of Dayton: Music Department Chair (Associate/Full Professor)
  • 09 Nov 2016 - Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 09 Nov 2016 - University of California, Irvine: Claire Trevor School of the Arts Midcareer Professor Hiring Initiative
  • 14 Nov 2016 - College of William and Mary: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
  • 14 Nov 2016 - Eastman School of Music: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, 1-year
  • 14 Nov 2016 - Queen's University Belfast: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 14 Nov 2016 - University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College/Robinson College: Early Career Research Fellowship
  • 14 Nov 2016 - University of Maryland: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Nov 2016 - Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2016 - University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Nov 2016 - University of Southern California: Professor (Open Rank) of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • 16 Nov 2016 - Kapi'olani Community College: Instructor, Music (tenure-track)
  • 16 Nov 2016 - University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 16 Nov 2016 - University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Part-time Research Assistant (Historically Informed Performance)
  • 16 Nov 2016 - University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Empirical Methods)
  • 18 Nov 2016 - Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music: Lecturer in Music (Music General Studies)
  • 18 Nov 2016 - Lehman College, City University of New York: Music Faculty, Open Rank (World Music)
  • 18 Nov 2016 - University of Oxford, Merton College: Junior Research Fellowship
  • 20 Nov 2016 - King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 20 Nov 2016 - University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor in American Music, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 21 Nov 2016 - Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
  • 21 Nov 2016 - Royal College of Music: Frank Bridge Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 21 Nov 2016 - University of Oslo: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Musical Rhythm
  • 28 Nov 2016 - Queen's University Belfast: Part-time Research Fellow
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Aarhus University: Professorship in Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2016 - California State University, Fullerton: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Lehigh University: Professor and Chair of Music Department
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Millikin University: Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2016 - New York University, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music: Assistant Arts Professor of Arts, Writing, History, and Emergent Media
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Swarthmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music
  • 01 Dec 2016 - University of California, Merced: Assistant Professor of Musicology (extended deadline)
  • 01 Dec 2016 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Lecturer in German/Jewish Studies (Spring 2017)
  • 02 Dec 2016 - University of Oxford: Postdoctoral Researcher, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (begins January 2017)
  • 05 Dec 2016 - University of Miami: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 09 Dec 2016 - Brandeis University: Assistant Professor in American Studies/Music
  • 12 Dec 2016 - University of Illinois at Chicago: Head of Music (Associate/Full Professor)
  • 12 Dec 2016 - University of Victoria: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology
  • 15 Dec 2016 - Hampden-Sydney College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Dec 2016 - McGill University: Assistant Professor of Cultural Analytics
  • 15 Dec 2016 - St. Lawrence University: Music Post-doc Teaching Fellow
  • 15 Dec 2016 - University of California, Riverside: Part-time Lecturer, Introduction to World Music (Spring 2017)
  • 18 Dec 2016 - Northeastern University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Music Industry
  • 22 Dec 2016 - Tel Aviv University: Music Research (Full-time Senior Faculty Position)
  • 31 Dec 2016 - University of Performing Arts Graz: Senior Scientist with PhD in Musicology or Music Theory
  • ?? Dec 2016 - Chinese University of Hong Kong: Professor of Music (Chinese Music)
  • 01 Jan 2016 - New York University: Clinical Assistant Professor (Performer-Educator) (extended deadline)
  • 01 Jan 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • 01 Jan 2017 - University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Postdoc)
  • 02 Jan 2017 - University of South Wales: Professor in Music and Performance
  • 03 Jan 2017 - Bowdoin College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology or Music Theory)
  • 03 Jan 2017 - Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 05 Jan 2017 - University of Bristol: Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music (extended deadline)
  • 07 Jan 2017 - Haverford College: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 09 Jan 2017 - Durham University: Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Durham University 12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 09 Jan 2017 - Oxford Brookes University: Lecturer in Musicology
  • 09 Jan 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor/Professor, Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies
  • 09 Jan 2017 - University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music History and Theory
  • 10 Jan 2017 - University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley: Open Rank - Musicology
  • 15 Jan 2017 - Australian National University: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Music
  • 15 Jan 2017 - Concordia College, Moorhead: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 15 Jan 2017 - Oklahoma City University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Jan 2017 - Tallahassee Community College: Faculty Humanities Assistant Professor
  • 15 Jan 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Departments of Ethnomusicology and Musicology (2 positions)
  • 15 Jan 2017 - University of Rochester: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 15 Jan 2017 - University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 18 Jan 2017 - University of Saskatchewan: Term Position in Musicology (1-year)
  • 21 Jan 2017 - Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture
  • 23 Jan 2017 - University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Early Modern Music
  • 23 Jan 2017 - University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 31 Jan 2017 - Collin College: Full-time Professor - Music
  • 31 Jan 2017 - Columbia College Chicago: Faculty Director (Associate/Full Professor), Center for Black Music Research
  • 31 Jan 2017 - MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 31 Jan 2017 - Stanford University: Thinking Matters Fellowship
  • 01 Feb 2017 - St. Norbert College: Assistant Professor of Music - Music Theory and History
  • 03 Feb 2017 - Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music - Ethnomusicology
  • 06 Feb 2017 - Concordia College, Ann Arbor: Music Faculty, Worship Arts
  • 10 Feb 2017 - Queen's College: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 10 Feb 2017 - University of Cambridge, Girton College: Research Fellowship in the Arts
  • 15 Feb 2017 - University of Virginia: Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South (new deadline)
  • 24 Feb 2017 - Duquesne University: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor - Musicology
  • 24 Feb 2017 - Duquesne University: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor - Ethnomusicology or Musicology
  • 28 Feb 2017 - San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Professor, Music History
  • 28 Feb 2017 - Santa Monica College: Full-time/Tenure-track Music Instructor (Assistant/Associate Professor)
  • 28 Feb 2017 - Universidad de los Andes: Postdoctoral Fellow in Music (Musicology or Music Theory)
  • 28 Feb 2017 - University of Groningen: Associate/Full Professor Arts in Society
  • 28 Feb 2017 - University of Vienna: Historical Musicology (Tenure-track)
  • 01 Mar 2017 - Amherst College: Visiting Assistant Professor of American Music
  • 01 Mar 2017 - Central Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor, Music History (1-year)
  • 01 Mar 2017 - Texas Christian University: Music Lecturer-World Music/History
  • 01 Mar 2017 - Washington & Lee University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 03 Mar 2017 - East Carolina University: Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor of Musicology
  • 06 Mar 2017 - University of Southern California: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track)
  • 06 Mar 2017 - University of Utah: Post Doctoral Fellow (Jazz Studies)
  • 07 Mar 2017 - University of Birmingham: Lectureships in Music (3 positions)
  • 15 Mar 2017 - Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna: Junior Research Position
  • 15 Mar 2017 - University of Notre Dame: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Mar 2017 - University of Washington-Tacoma: Lecturer in Lower Division Visual/Literary/Performing Arts
  • 17 Mar 2017 - Green River College: Ethnomusicology Instructor
  • 17 Mar 2017 - University of Arkansas: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 20 Mar 2017 - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Lecturer (Popular Music Studies/Music Business)
  • 22 Mar 2017 - University of Nottingham: ERC Research Fellow/Associate
  • 23 Mar 2017 - College of the Sequoias: Music Professor
  • 23 Mar 2017 - SOAS, University of London: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 24 Mar 2017 - University of Hong Kong: Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • 29 Mar 2017 - University of California, Merced: Lecturer(s) in Global Arts Studies
  • 31 Mar 2017 - Oberlin College and Conservatory: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology for the College Musical Studies Program
  • 03 Apr 2017 - Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Ethnomusicology)
  • 03 Apr 2017 - University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 03 Apr 2017 - University of Oxford, Merton College: Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music
  • 07 Apr 2017 - Mt. Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Music History
  • 07 Apr 2017 - University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor in Music (Musicology/Composition)
  • 07 Apr 2017 - Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 09 Apr 2017 - New York University: Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Liberal Studies
  • 10 Apr 2017 - University of Huddersfield: Research Fellow in Creative Coding Practice in Music
  • 15 Apr 2017 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Music
  • 18 Apr 2017 - University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 18 Apr 2017 - University of Oslo: Associate Professorship in Music and Contemporary Media
  • 18 Apr 2017 - University of Oslo: Doctoral or Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Music and Philosophy
  • 20 Apr 2017 - King's College London: Lecturer in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Music
  • 24 Apr 2017 - Bates College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • 24 Apr 2017 - Carleton University: Instructor, Musicology
  • 27 Apr 2017 - Arizona State University: Instructor of Musicology
  • 27 Apr 2017 - University of Oxford, Lincoln College: Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music
  • 01 May 2017 - Hong Kong Baptist University: Associate Professor in Music
  • 03 May 2017 - University of Denver: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 05 May 2017 - Cardiff University: Teacher - Ethnomusicology
  • 05 May 2017 - Royal Northern College of Music: Lecturer in Music
  • 05 May 2017 - University of Iowa: Lecturer in Musicology
  • 07 May 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Director of Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music
  • 08 May 2017 - University of Arizona: Postdoctoral Research Associate I
  • 10 May 2017 - Bar-Ilan University: Full-time Music Faculty
  • 12 May 2017 - Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Research Associate (50% time)
  • 15 May 2017 - University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music of the Nordic Regions (extended deadline)
  • 16 May 2017 - Santa Clara University: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Gamelan/World Music)
  • 19 May 2017 - Washburn University: Lecturer in Music History and Music Theory
  • 23 May 2017 - King's College London: Lecturer in Nineteenth-century Music
  • 24 May 2017 - University of Edinburgh: Lecturer in Early Music
  • 26 May 2017 - Durham University: Assistant Professor in Music (fixed-term, 3 years)
  • 30 May 2017 - Durham University: Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Musicology
  • 30 May 2017 - Royal College of Music: Lecturer in Music (part-time, 3-years)
  • 30 May 2017 - University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Popular Music
  • 31 May 2017 - International Christian University: Faculty Position in Musicology (Western music)
  • 31 May 2017 - University of Newcastle: Associate Professor - Music
  • 31 May 2017 - University of Performing Arts Graz: University Professorship for Artistic Research in Music
  • 01 Jun 2017 - University of Newcastle: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships
  • 05 Jun 2017 - Berklee College of Music: Part-time Faculty, Music History
  • 05 Jun 2017 - Royal Academy of Music: Lecturer - Undergraduate Studies (part-time)
  • 05 Jun 2017 - University of Cape Town, South African College of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Jun 2017 - University of Performing Arts Graz: Senior Scientist (Post Doc) for a Research Project
  • 16 Jun 2017 - Central Piedmont Community College: PT Instructor, Music Appreciation
  • 16 Jun 2017 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 22 Jun 2017 - Beaufort County Community College: Instructor, Music
  • 23 Jun 2017 - University of Wisconsin-Richland: Music Lecturer (Music Literature/Band)
  • 26 Jun 2017 - Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Music in Politics (Fall 2017)
  • 30 Jun 2017 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professional Staff (Music) - Academic Studies (part-time)
  • 30 Jun 2017 - University College Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology (January 2018)
  • 10 Jul 2017 - University of Cambridge: Research Assistant in Music and Philosophy (part-time)
  • 14 Jul 2017 - University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate - Music
  • 15 Jul 2017 - Istanbul Technical University: Full-time Instructor/Foreign Teaching Faculty, Ethnomusicology (January 2018)
  • 21 Jul 2017 - University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology and Music Education (part-time)
  • 14 Aug 2017 - State University of Campinas Arts Institute (IA-Unicamp): Post-doctoral fellowships (4) in Local Musicking
  • Open until filled - American University of the Middle East: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Anna Maria College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Ashland University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History
  • Open until filled - Austin Peay State University: Assistant Professor - African American Studies
  • Open until filled - Cabrini University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Central Michigan University: Music Theory/Literature Lecturer (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - College of DuPage: Full-time Faculty - Music
  • Open until filled - Dickinson College: Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
  • Open until filled - Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor/Humanities/Music/Tenure Track
  • Open until filled - Garden City Community College: Music History Online Adjunct Instructor
  • Open until filled - George Washington University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Music History/Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - Harris Stowe State University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Lansing Community College: FT Assistant Professor - Music
  • Open until filled - Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge: Instructor - Music
  • Open until filled - Naugatuck Valley Community College: Lecturer(s) Music History & Appreciation (part-time)
  • Open until filled - Norfolk State University: Assistant Professor of Music - Music History/Musicology (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - Northeastern University: Part-time Lecturers in Music Industry (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - John Brown University: Full-time Faculty, Music (Theory/History)
  • Open until filled - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Temporary, Part-time Faculty in Music History (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - Prince George's Community College: Faculty Full Time - Music
  • Open until filled - Providence University College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Ramapo College: Assistant Professor of Music - Music Industry
  • Open until filled - St. John's College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - St. Peter's University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Sam Houston State University: Adjunct Instructor of Music (Musicology) (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Black Political Thought: Music (Fall 2017)
  • Open until filled - Syracuse University: Part-Time Faculty - Masters of American Black Music (Fall 2017)
  • Open until filled - Tarrant County College: Music Instructor
  • Open until filled - Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts (2 positions)
  • Open until filled - Tufts University: Part-time lecturers (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - University of Evansville: Assistant Professor of Music (Music History)
  • Open until filled - University of Georgia: Assistant Professor (Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Open until filled - University of Guelph: Faculty, Music Studies (Popular Music)
  • Open until filled - University of Michigan: Lecturer I in Arts and Ideas, and Social Theory and Practice Programs
  • Open until filled - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies
  • Open until filled - University of North Texas at Dallas: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor
  • Open until filled - University of Regina: Lecturer, Music
  • Open until filled - University of Southern California: Adjunct Instructor in Musicology (Spring 2017)
  • Open until filled - University of Texas at Austin: Tenured/Tenure-track Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Valencia College: Adjunct Professor, Humanities
  • Open until filled - Wabash College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology (part-time)
  • Open until filled - Waldorf College: Assistant Professor - Music
  • Open until filled - West Virginia University Institute of Technology: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor of Musicology

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2016-17 Wiki Moderators: 5120j (5120janon@gmail.com) and Hybridist.

  • A few comments from 5120j:
1. My rule of thumb for deciding which jobs to post is: "COULD an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" Not the more narrow question "WILL an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" So, this means I will post 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.)
2. I post almost the entire text of the job ad so that if any changes are made later, they can be noticed and noted. 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 job 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.
3. I don't have a current membership to CMS/MVL or SEM so if jobs are posted only in those locations, I won'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.
4. 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, but I have a professional interest in the ethno/musicology job market.
  • 8/27 Question: I like to read the wiki through news feeds. I can't find the RSS or atom for this wiki; even if I append ?=rss or atom, it doesn't work. How could I access the news feed?
    • Click on the "Subscribe to RSS Feed for This Page" link under Recent Activity above.
  • 9/28 So far, I see 4 jobs that will accept a DMA rather than a PhD, but that nonetheless appear to be primarily musicological. Do others here have any thoughts or insights on this? Is this a new trend?
  • 11/1 Some statistical info: 100th job posted on October 31 this year; in 2015 we hit 100 on November 19 and in the 2014-15 season, the wiki didn't reach 100 until February 11.
  • 3/31: 200th job posted on March 31; in 2015-16 the 200th job was posted April 24, and in 2014-15, the total never got to 200 at all (187 for the entire season).

Part-time positions

  • 6/2 In response to a question regarding the reason behind posting a part-time music history job at Berklee: Since positions like this are rarely widely advertised, if I see a part-time teaching job in a major metropolitan area, my practice the past few years has been to include it on the wiki. My thought was that it may be of interest to the many ABD and doctoral student ethno/musicologists in the Boston area. However, if people would prefer that the wiki be restricted to full-time positions only, I'm open to changing this practice for 2018. Any thoughts? -5120j
  • 6/2 I'm all for you continuing to post jobs like this. In fact, I am planning to apply for the Berklee job and would not have seen it had you not posted it. Thanks for all your work this year!
  • 6/5 Thanks for your input! Good luck on the application. -5120j

Can experience be a negative?

  • 3/6 I've been on the market for a few years now. Having served as a VAP at a couple of different schools, I have a lot of experience teaching and performing university service. I also have several peer-reviewed publications, a book project with a prestigious press, editorial experience, and service to international societies. But I have not landed a TT job and I have found myself getting fewer and fewer bites each year, despite having a bigger and bigger CV. I notice so many people with less experience getting jobs that I'm beginning to wonder if there's a danger in having too much experience. Can anyone shed some light on this?
  • 3/7 Here's an article from the Chronicle with some data on this question: http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-the-Academic-Job-Market/233683
  • 3/9 (1) I believe that it is. I've been at this racket for nearly 9 years and it seems that no matter how much I am able to build my CV, no matter how much teaching experience I gain, no matter how diverse my experience is, I will probably not win the tenure track lottery. I'm in comp/theory but I know several musicologists who do excellent work that are in the same boat. It makes no sense to me why a search committee would prefer someone who is unproven, both professionally and in terms of teaching ability, over someone who has loads of experience in all areas of the profession and has proven that they can remain active while teaching 4-6 classes a semester as an adjunct.
  • 3/9 (2) I feel like my biggest mistake was accepting a VAP position while I was ABD. At the time it felt like an opportunity to get a leg up on the competition. In retrospect, it seems that nobody cared about that experience, and that the most consequential result of taking that job was that it forced me to rush through my dissertation (my employer wanted it finished), which greatly limited the period of time that I was most marketable--ABD and almost done. Accepting that position started a trajectory in which I've bounced around from VAP gig to VAP gig. Now, as a dean recently told me in an on-campus interview for a TT job, all that bouncing around "looks like a red flag." (Sure enough, I didn't get that job, despite my attempts to demonstrate that experience equals wisdom, not a red flag.) In my experience, the only search committees that value experience are VAP committees; they want someone that can walk in and do the job for a year or two. TT committees tend to want the youngest scholars with the most potential. Based on my experience, I would advise graduate students to be very careful about accepting VAP positions. I would also advise students to consider dragging out being ABD until they have a job offer. I've heard it said that the best dissertation is a finished dissertation, or something like that, but when it comes to marketability I do not think that is necessarily the case. I wonder if there are others out there that have had similar experiences with VAP positions?
  • 3/9 (3) First of all I would like to thank you all for opening this debate. I am sure that my post  will touch the sensibility of many pseudo-scholars in the market and "corrupted" search committees (I used "pseudo" because no matter how promising a candidate potentially is, with a dissertation in hand and no peer-reviewed publication is not yet a scholar). I have been on the market for about 4 years. l have seen all kind of things happening: music departments made of 6-7 husband-wives, ABD candidates lying about their publications, search committee members jealous of candidates and their brilliant scholarship. In sum, I have experienced how unethical, non-meritocratic, and disgusting the job market is. I am also an adjunct with a forthcoming book, various articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and years of experience in other universities. I am really sorry for the person who wrote the last post, who has my most sincere respect and understanding (I am on the same boat). If it is true that the dean made such a statement during a campus interview then I believe the dean is an incompetent parasite who has no respect for academic/scientific research, and therefore should not be in that position (and I am being very kind). But again, I am not surpised considering the level of mediocrity that characterizes academia today (especially the humanities). The problem is not that you have too much research and teaching experience, but that the market itself is non-meritocratic. It is about who you know, think about the so-called "networking' (which is antithetical to meritocracy). I certainly know that if I was in charge (and I will probably never be) things would be quite different. I continue to dream that one day important research will be recognized and that academia will be cleaned up from all these abuses, nepotism, "clientelism," ignorance, and mediocrity.
  • 3/23 We all know the job search is frustrating and the wiki may be a good place to commiserate, but since the community is mostly made up of job-seekers (rather than the administrators who make these decisions) comments/questions like these seem unlikely to receive a helpful or satisfying answer. But they can have the (perhaps unintended) consequence of making recent grads who have earned tenure-track positions feel unqualifed and further perpetuate imposter syndrom. I think there is away to have this discussion without making these kinds of insinuations or creating an us vs. them mentality. 
  • 3/23 (2) One dynamic at play: tt hires are a chance for institutions to renew themselves (and departments staffed by people decade(s) from degree) and they (the dean, for example) want to feel they are getting cutting edge people.  If you are several years from degree, with publications and (more than minimal) teaching experience, you increasingly look a lot like the people already on the faculty.  An ABD, though a big gamble, looks shiny, freshly minted, full of promise.  No, it's not fair.  But I don't think it's about "who you know" or totally non-meritocratic.  In one recent TT search, we were able to hire someone several years from degree, but it's rare.  Less advanced scholars are not pseudo, they are simply less far along.  By and large, these bets pay off or institutions would not make them.  
  • 3/23 (3) Nobody is commiserating. That was a sincere response to the previous post. That decisions are made by administrators is a deceiving and incorrect assumption. Search committees are made of full time faculty members (mostly tenured), and can be easily manipulated (friends of friends, etc). Those were not insinuations but real experiences. I know it is hard to believe but that is what I saw.
  • 3/26 I know it's tempting to seek out patterns and "best practices" for how to survive this job market, but the truth is that it's a completely irrational process. There are some institutional trends (i.e. some insititutions have a pattern of hiring people from the Midwest, others trend towards hiring from the Ivies, and still others favor a more prestigious neighboring institution), but there are no set rules about whether or not it's better to finish and take a temporary post or linger as an ABD for as long as you can. I was on the market with a PhD in hand for far longer than most would advise and I have ended up with a tenure-track job. I know others who got their jobs as the "diversity hire" while they were still ABD and still others who worked as a VAP for years. I also know people who had prestigious postdocs and published extensively during that time only to come up empty when it was all over. Meritocracy is a fiction simply because so many of us are doing good, important work and there aren't enough jobs. This job market is irrational and is made worse by the fact that most departments simply don't really understand what musicologists/ethnomusicologists do. It helps if your PhD advisor/sponsor/supervisor excels at advocating for students – I know that certainly helped my case, but so did my teaching experience. I was later told that the reason why I got the job offer was because the committee was certain that I could hit the ground running with publications and teaching. I would advise pusuing the early career path that works for you. Is your PhD-granting institution a toxic environment? Is the VAP a low courseload with supportive colleagues? Is the post close to family / a support network and is it renewable? Make the choices that make the most sense for your situation and try not to get bogged down trying to guess what's happening in these searches because nobody knows.
  • 3/26 (2) What troubles me about several of the recent posts in the general discussion sections is that people aren't actually looking for advice, but rather are blaming others, "diversity hires," recent graduates, etc., for their innability to secure a TT position. Throwing around terms like "pseudo scholar" to describe younger colleagues is not only ugly and, I think, a violation of the spirit of the Wicki, but also demonstrates a refusal to critically assess onesself. Besides publications, teaching records, pretigious grants, etc. committees are presumably looking for a good colleague and the above posters are probably not as skilled at masking their nastiness and bitterness as they think they are. The job application process may not be fair, but that doesn't necessarily mean you aren't doing something wrong. 
  • 3/26 (3) I think it's important to point out that given the number of 2015 and 2016 PhDs on the current list of who's received appointments this year, the question of one's "shelf life" on the market is a perfectly legitimate thing to think about. However, I would urge people to look closely at the wikis of previous years, because they reveal that while many TT jobs go to ABDs and recent PhDs, many other jobs go to people that have been in the field for a while. Of course experience matters, but in the end, whether you're ABD or you've been teaching for years, most of us have the experience that qualifies us for TT jobs. Thus hiring decisions probably almost always come down to something other than experience, at least experience in the sense of number of years teaching, number of publications, etc.
  • 3/26 (4) [Same poster as 3/23 (3)] In response to the previous statements "....also demonstrates a refusal to critically assess onesself," and "above posters are probably not as skilled at masking their nastiness and bitterness as they think they are,.." Maybe I am nasty and bitter asshole but how would the search committees know if they never met me? This is common sense. There is nothing to mask, it is better to be bitter and nasty than corrupted, unfair, hypocritical, and even worst, a Dean who makes 200K a year and has know knolwedge and respect for academic research.
  • 3/27 I mean, I don't check the "I will keep the wiki positive" box either, but this is too much.  If you don't think your disgust for, welp, everyone:  deans, younger scholars, those on search committees, colleagues on the wiki -- comes through in your materials or presentation, you are kidding yourself.  Most institutions don't have the luxury of caring only about brilliant research, but need someone with empathy for students, ability to connect to wide array of colleagues, to care about the whole division/institution, to do advising and sit on committees, and who is eager to be challenged and not just rewarded.  
  • 3/30 I'm sorry, but are we blaming the victim here?  First, a terrible attitude after having been on the job market for a while and having seen colleagues with no or one publication get interviews and jobs and others with multiple years of teaching experience and several publications not even get a phone call is a sign of sanity.  I'm sure the above poster does not belittle the committee in his/her letter of application and aside from that are we assuming that articles that have gone through peer review and multiple levels of editing can be used to divine whether or not a person will be a pleasant colleague?  Some of the most pleasant colleagues I know have pretty acerbic footnotes. This assumption is ridiculous and "you're doing it to yourself" is an answer whose purpose is to delegitimize the legitimate concerns adjuncts on the market are facing.  Empathy is a tie breaker after having met the candidates, not a cause for a first round dismissal, because empathy is impossible to gauge before you have a chance to see a candidate in action.  The first round should be based on teaching and publications, i.e. credentials, and the fact that that does not always seem to be the case, particularly this year, is a reality that we all have to face, from the incoming grad student to the advisor and Dean.  Now it is true that everyone who gets a PhD has earned due consideration for a tt job, and none of the people who got a job this year are unqualified for that job.  Let us dismiss any view to the contrary immediately.  Everyone who has earned a PhD is qualified.  But it is certainly fair to say that some candidates are less qualified than others, and once we admit that we have to start taking a long look at the metric that is actually being used to gauge candidates.  If qualifications like publications and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are not enough to tip the scale in that first round to get the phone call, then all of us in the applicant pool need to know what is enough so we can adjust what we do to meet the new metric.  
  • 3/30 (2) I completely agree with the last poster. I would  like to add that the denial of the existence of meritocracy is a symptom of a corrupted and non-trasparent system, or the defensive attitude of an arrogant individual who has a tt position and does not want to lose it. If you take merit-based selection away from academic research and teaching, we have no hope in this world.
  • 4/16 In what universe is somebody who calls their younger colleagues "pseudo-scholars" a victim? It is really disappointing that the trends I observed (3/26(2)) have continued in threads on the Harvard hire and frankly embarassing that the president of the AMS feels compelled to send a letter out chastising members about unprofessional behavior. 
  • 4/20 Absolutely, experience can be a negative. Among other things, I have taught dozens of courses, presented numerous conference papers, had articles successfully pass peer-review, and even published several books. However, I have never had a continuing, full-time job and have also gone through second and third career attempts, experienced bankruptcy, and lived on welfare. Despite my extremely good conference paper acceptance rate, I can no longer afford to attend them and have had to give that up. Instead of vaguely insisting on professional conduct, the President of the AMS should acknowledge that "professionals" in musicology exist in a wide variety of employment contexts--including unemployment and under-employment--and that something needs to be done to spearhead a fostering of alternative career paths for the rest--i.e., the majority--of us. For every one of the one hundred or so job applicants per posting, there are numerous additional PhDs who are just as qualified, but have given up applying, studied and/or worked in other fields, moved on to non-academic things, and so on. Also, for every adjunct position that shows up on here, there are hundreds of musicology PhDs teaching individual courses for only a few thousand dollars each.
  • 4/21 I'm curious to know what others would suggest that the AMS do to encourage or foster alternate career paths. (I ask this out of pure curiosity, not with a tone of confrontation or challenge.) There is the Committee on Career-Related Issues, but I'm not up-to-date on what that committee does. Just interested to hear some thoughts on what AMS can/should do.
  • 4/22 The American Historical Association realized decades ago that most of its PhDs were never going to get jobs in academia. So, it highlights many of the alternatives: libraries, archives, cultural centres, public humanities, arts administration, K-12 teaching, IT, business, politics, etc. The AHA's April 20th blog post is about career diversity for future PhDs (and written by an MA student, revealingly), and the society's website also features a prominent Career Diversity section. By comparison, the AMS mostly highlights the accomplishments of its privileged, tenure-track few and obscurely buries what it considers to be "non-academic" career paths near the end of a career guide almost entirely borrowed from materials having to do with other disciplines.
  • 4/23 The president of AMS should chastise bad behavior. The organization as a whole should also be more vigilant about plagiarism instead of telling those who have had their work stollen from them (at times in total) to keep quiet. Departments should not turn a blind eye when the hot young scholar that they hired steals the ideas and words of their own graduate students. There are many instances of this and I can't think of any other field where rampant academic dishonesty is tolerated to such an extent.
  • 4/23 I also wish that AMS would lead more on important issues. I was glad to see the president issue a statement on the need for members to be respectful of colleagues as hires are made or not made, and I hope it's the beginning of stronger leadership from the upper levels of the society. I think that this thread on experience raises some important issues that I hope AMS will take the lead on. To name one, many of our colleagues assume that there is something wrong with people that have been adjuncting, and they assume that that's why adjuncts can't find TT jobs. This bias makes it very difficult for those of us working as adjuncts to find better positions, and my experience leads me to believe that it's more widespread than people think. I've personally encountered this bias many times on the job market, and I think you can see it in some of the comments in this thread. I hope the society moves to put this and other myths to rest by raising awareness of the flaws in such thinking and encouraging search committees to give a fair shot to our colleagues who have been working hard in part-time positions. Perhaps AMS could write and distribute suggestions for search committees to raise awareness of unfair biases in the search process? 
  • 4/24 Just adding that although it would be good for more modeling from AMS, many, many places have no other musicologists in the department or on the search committees so, although well-intentioned, these kinds of things may not have much practical effect.  And I agree with previous posters that meritocracy is a fiction, in academia and everywhere else.
  • 4/25 I'm thrilled when anyone gets a job, especially a TT gig as it means a committee managed to work through their inevitable dysfunctions and departmental drama and agree on a candidate. And if all qualifications are equal, diversity status (race, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, etc) absolutely should break the tie. We all know that none of these searches are truly blind. I've seen search committee members google and Facebook stalk job candidates first-hand. We like to pretend that it's a blind or a merit-based process, but it's not. And that really sucks for everyone because most of us are intelligent, doing interesting work, and swallowed the lie that there'd be a job waiting for us at the end of the degree. But  an un(der)employed musicologist is still an un(der) employed musicologist. I'm disappointed in our tenured leaders who find it easier to hide behind the privilege of their positions and do nothing, which makes them complicit in the problem of contingent labor for ALL of us toiling on the market. If you are a senior member of the music disciplines, you should be advocating to department chairs, deans, upper-level administrators, and even university presidents to intervene. We like to blame an abstract system because it's easier than accepting that individual decisions by our own colleagues across the universities make those decisions. Those of you protected by tenure ought to be doing more. You're the people who can demand institutional change in the form of truly diverse hiring committees, hold one another accountable to create greater equity in hiring decisions, and demand an end to one-year contract labor. Those of us still in contingent positions can't even get heard by the people who make those choices because we're usually not considered "real" faculty. We're just the grunts who teach the high enrollment classes that bring in the money to keep the programs going in addition to doing unpaid/uncompensated research and publishing because that's what hiriing committees care about, or at least that's what we're told. So how about y'all senior folks check your privilege (economic, gender, race, intellectual), ease some of the burden on our contingent shoulders, lift as you climb, and work with/for us to benfit our students and the discipline as a whole.
  • 4/26 The following is long (apologies, but please do read, if you have the time), and represents an honest challenge to all of us (I'm in a stable, tenured position and am loving being a musicologist, not exactly a misanthrope). The problems facing musicology hires seem, in my admittedly subjective estimation (as a tenured musicology professor who has served on a dozen or so search committees), to stem from dysfunctions endemic to the profession. The relative youth of our endeavor consigns us inevitably to growing pains: my concern at the moment is that much of the profession is busily conducting business as usual while