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  • Institution Name: -- First Name Last Name -- YYYY (or ABD) Doctoral Institution -- Current Position, if applicable
  • For ABDs, please only indicate a graduation year if you've already defended and submitted.
  • If an institution had multiple positions open this year, please indicate the position in parentheses.
  • For non-ABD faculty without PhDs, please indicate the terminal degree under the PhD column.
  • Please only list positions filled by musicologists/ethnomusicologists in this chart. Positions filled by non-musicologists should/can be noted on the main job listing below (with their degree in parentheses), but this chart is designed to demonstrate which ethnomusicology/musicology programs are placing their graduates.


Hiring Institution New Faculty PhD Date, Institution Current Position (if different)
University of Cambridge Katharine Ellis 1991, University of Oxford University of Bristol

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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.


Anglia Ruskin University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 10 July 2016)Edit

  • 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.

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)Edit

  • 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.

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.

Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 21 November 2016)Edit

  • 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

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)Edit

  • 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.

Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • 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/7699.
  • Applications received by November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor/Humanities/Music/Tenure Track (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 14 September 2016)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.
  • 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.


Harvard University: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 28 October 2016)Edit

  • 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

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

Melbourne Conservatorium: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Aural Studies) (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: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 16 October 2016)Edit

  • 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) 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


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

Northwestern University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • 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.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Professor/Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 20 September 2016)Edit

  • 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.

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.


Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University: Full-Time Position, Musicology (1-year renewable) (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • 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

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.


Rutgers University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 September 2016)Edit

  • 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

Scripps College: Visiting Lecturer in Music Appreciation (Spring 2017) (Deadline: 03 October 2016)Edit

  • 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)Edit

  • 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)Edit

  • 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?

Smith College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 October 2016)Edit

  • 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.

St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 03 October 2016)Edit

  • 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.

Swarthmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • 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

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.

University College Cork: Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music (Deadline: 18 August 2016)Edit

  • 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 of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 16 November 2016)Edit

  • 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.

University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • 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

University of California, Merced: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • 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, 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.

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 [1].
  • 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 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 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 Mary Washington: Associate Professor/Professor & Chair of Music (Deadline: 21 October 2016)Edit

  • 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.

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

University of Nottingham: Teaching Associate in Ethnomusicology & Popular Music (Deadline: 21 September 2016)Edit

  • 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 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

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.

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 (Deadline: 18 October 2016)Edit

  • 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.

University of Tampa: Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory (Deadline: 01 October 2016)Edit

  • 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

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 31 August 2016)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 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

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

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/.

Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • 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.


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)
  • 03 Oct 2016 - St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 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
  • 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 - University of California, Merced: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice
  • 03 Nov 2016 - University of Pennsylvania: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities
  • 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 California, Merced: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2016 - University of Southern California: Professor (Open Rank) of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • 16 Nov 2016 - University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 21 Nov 2016 - Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Lehigh University: Professor and Chair of Music Department
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Swarthmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music
  • 31 Dec 2016 - University of Performing Arts Graz: Senior Scientist with PhD in Musicology or Music Theory
  • 03 Feb 2017 - Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music - Ethnomusicology
  • Open until filled - Fitchburg State University: Assistant Professor/Humanities/Music/Tenure Track
  • 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.

Acronym guideEdit

CMS: College Music Society

CHE: Chronicle of Higher Education

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

IHE: Inside Higher Ed

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

AMS-L: American Musicological Society listserv

SAM-L: Society for American Music email list

SEM-L: Society of Ethnomusicology listserv

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

TT: Tenure Track

VAP: Visiting Assistant Professor

ABD: All-But-Dissertation

Wiki Counter: (check all that apply) Edit

I am a musicologist: 5

I am an ethnomusicologist: 6

I am a little of both: 5

I am currently in a TT position: 3

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 2

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 2

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 2

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 2

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 6

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

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

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

I am working outside of the academy: 1

I am ABD and on the market: 4

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 3

I am a member of a search committee: 1

I will keep this wiki a positive place for discussion and not post negativity: 12

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 12

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 1

Salary InformationEdit

http://salaries.texastribune.org

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.umsalary.info/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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