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Hiring Institution New Faculty PhD Date, Institution Degree (if known) Current Position (if different) (Sub)discipline
Alma College Jonathan Spatola-Knoll ABD, UC Davis PhD, Musicology; MA, Conducting Musicology/Conducting
Amherst College Amy Coddington 2017, University of Virginia PhD, Critical Comparative Studies in Music Amherst College VAP Musicology
Arizona State University David Fossum 2017, Brown University PhD, Musicology University of Pittsburgh Postdoc Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Bard College Whitney Slaten 2016, Columbia University PhD, Ethnomusicology New School VAP (Music Technology) Ethnomusicology
Belmont University Virginia Christy Lamothe 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology  Belmont Univ Lecturer Musicology
Beloit College Darci Sprengel 2017, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology The American University in Cairo Ethnomusicology
Bowdoin College Unknown Musicology
Columbia University (Mellon Postdoc) Ted Gordon ABD, University of Chicago PhD, History & Theory of Music Musicology
Columbia University (Mellon Postdoc) Yun Emily Wang ABD, University of Toronto PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Cornell University Leila Tayeb ABD, Northwestern University PhD, Performance Studies Ethnomusicology
Durham University Kelly Jakubowski 2015, Goldsmiths PhD, Music Psychology Durham Postdoc Musicology
Green River College Ruth Mueller 2013, The University of Sheffield PhD, Ethnomusicology Saint Louis University Ethnomusicology
Iowa State University Ryan Sheeler 2006, Iowa State University MA, Interdisciplinary Studies Musicology
Istanbul Technical University Robert Beahrs 2014, UC Berkeley PhD, Ethnomusicology University of Pittsburgh, Postdoc (Music and REES) Ethnomusicology
Melbourne Conservatorium Andrea Meagher ?, Queensland University of Technology MA, Creative Industries Musicology (Jazz & Improvisation)
Merrimack College Jeannette DiBernardo Jones ABD, Boston University PhD, Musicology Musicology (Appreciation)
Middle Tennessee State University Kathryn Fenton 2012, University of Western Ontario PhD, Musicology Wilfred Laurier University, Instructor Musicology
Missional University (African Music) Paul Neeley ?, University of Ghana PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Missional University (Asian Music) James Mitchell 2012, Macquarie University PhD, Ethnomusicology Khon Kaen University Ethnomusicology
Mt. Allison University Unknown Musicology
New College of Florida Hugo Viera Vargas 2008, Indiana University PhD, History Universidad Metropolitana, Associate Research Professor Ethnomusicology
The New School Clara Latham 2015, NYU PhD, Music Dartmouth University, Visiting Lecturer Music Technology
Northeastern University Francesca Inglese 2016, Brown University PhD, Ethnomusicology Dartmouth College, Mellon Postdoc Ethnomusicology
Oberlin College & Conservatory Austin Glatthorn 2015, University of Southampton PhD, Musicology Dalhousie University Postdoc Musicology
Reed College Nicole Reisnour ABD, Cornell University PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Rice University Unknown Musicology
San Jose State University (Center for Beethoven Studies) Erica Buurman 2013, University of Manchester PhD, Musicology Canterbury Christ Church University, Senior Lecturer Musicology
St. Anselm College Andrew Haringer 2012, Columbia PhD, Musicology Quest University Teaching Fellow Musicology
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Sr Researcher) Cristina Cassia 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles PhD, Musicology Musicology
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Jr Researcher) Rolf Wissmann 2017, University of Vienna MA, Musicology Musicology
Shenandoah Conservatory Christopher Ruth 2012, University of Pittsburgh PhD, Musicology Carnegie Mellon University, Lecturer Musicology
Skidmore College (2-year VAP) Name unknown
Southern Methodist University (Asst Prof) Kristina Nielsen 2017, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology Musicology/Ethnomusicology
SUNY Potsdam Erica Levenson 2017, Cornell University PhD, Musicology Syracuse University Part Time Lecturer Musicology
SUNY Geneseo Name unknown Musicology
Stanford University (Islam & the Arts) Denise Gill 2011, UCSB Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, Doctoral Emph., Feminist Studies Assist. Prof., Washington University in St. Louis Ethnomusicology
Stanford University (Mellon Postdoc) Lyndsey Hoh ABD, University of Oxford PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Syracuse University (Musicology/Sampling) Erica Levenson 2017, Cornell University PhD, Musicology Musicology
Syracuse University (Musicology/African American Studies) Ian Sinclair 2017, University of Toronto DMA, Jazz Piano Musicology
University of California, Davis Alexander Stalarow 2017, UC Davis PhD, Musicology Musicology
University of California, Los Angeles (Early Music) Cesar Favila 2016, University of Chicago PhD, Music History and Theory Musicology
University of Colorado Boulder Susan Thomas 2002, Brandeis University PhD, Musicology University of Georgia Ethnomusicology
University of Miami Anne Searcy 2016, Harvard PhD, Musicology University of Miami VAP Musicology
University of Michigan (Asst Prof) Inderjit Kaur 2016, UC Berkeley PhD, Ethnomusicology; PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics UC Santa Cruz, Research Associate and Lecturer Ethnomusicology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Kelsey Klotz 2016, Washington University in St. Louis PhD, Musicology Emory University, Postdoc, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Ethnomusicology/Musicology

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Unknown
University of Oslo (Music Technology) Unknown
University of Oxford, Christ Church (Assoc Prof/Organist) Steven Grahl 2001, University of Oxford BA, Music Peterbourough Cathedral Musicology
University of Oxford, St John's College (JRF) Darci Sprengel 2017, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology Beloit College, VAP Ethnomusicology/Musicology
University of Pittsburgh (Musicology, Asst Prof) Dan Wang 2017, Chicago PhD, Musicology University of Chicago Postdoc Musicology
University of Pittsburgh (Musicology, Lecturer) Name unknown Musicology
University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music Anaar Desai-Stephens 2017, Cornell PhD, Ethnomusicology Eastman VAP Ethnomusicology
University of Southern Maine Carolyn Paulin 1989, UIUC DMA, Choral Conducting Musicology
University of Vermont Brooke McCorkle 2015, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Musicology SUNY Geneseo, VAP Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Erin Bauer 2014, Claremont Graduate University PhD, Musicology Laramie County Community College Musicology
Victor Valley College Brigham Welch 2012, Boston Conservatory MA, Music Education Musicology
Washington University in St. Louis Esther Kurtz 2018, Brown University PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
West Chester University Jordan Stokes 2013, CUNY Graduate Center PhD, Musicology Musicology
Williams College Jacek Blaszkiewicz ABD, Eastman School of Music PhD, Musicology Musicology

Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches Edit

  • Colby College: Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture (3-year) (canceled)
  • University of Copenhagen: Lecturer/Associate Professorship in Musicology (canceled)
  • University of Richmond: Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (canceled)

Jobs for 2018 Edit

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2018" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2017-2018 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2018-2019 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2018 and April 2019, 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: full-time tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track faculty, full-time community college faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty appointments. (We do not currently post listings for part-time adjunct pools, only for specific part-time/adjunct positions.)


Alma College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting/Musicology) (Deadline: 20 February 2018) FILLED: Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, UC Davis ABDEdit

  • The Department of Music at Alma College invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in orchestral conducting and musicology, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This position begins in August 2018. The successful candidate will be a dynamic conductor as well as an experienced musicologist, who will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education through excellent teaching, performance, and quality advising/mentoring of students.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include a full range of music history courses, as well as responsibility for leading the Alma Symphony Orchestra, an outstanding college/community ensemble. Additional courses may include basic and advanced conducting, or other coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise. The faculty member accepting this position will be expected to play an active role in recruiting qualified students to the College.
  • Please send the following to Debra Smith (smithdeb@alma.edu):
  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, which should also discuss research interests and expertise
  • Contact information for three references to address the candidate's teaching and conducting abilities
  • Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to the chair of the music department, Dr. Murray Gross (gross@alma.edu).
  • Qualifications: A completed doctorate by August 2018 is strongly preferred; prior teaching and conducting experience is essential.
  • 3/23 campus visits are underway.
  • 4/4 Offer has been made and accepted

American University of Beirut: Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Music (Deadline: 15 November 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the 2018-2019 Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Music to begin August 15, 2018.
  • The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship is a one-year non-renewable position that is intended to expand our curricular offerings in areas not normally covered in the department. Suitable offerings include:
Musical Theater
Film Music
Music and Politics
Popular Music
Ethnomusicology, especially Asia, Africa and/or the Middle East
Philosophy of Music
Music Psychology
Music Cognition
  • Applicants should hold a terminal degree.
  • The Department offers both major and minor degrees in Art History and Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music. The successful applicant will be expected to teach two to three courses per semester depending on academic rank, and contribute to the development of the department. The language of instruction is English.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, a statement on teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.
  • (2/8): Has anyone heard anything?

Amherst College: Assistant Professor, American Music (Deadline: 15 November 2017) FILLED: Amy Coddington, University of Virginia 2017Edit

  • Amherst College: Faculty Search: Department of Music
  • Assistant Professor, American Music
  • Location: Amherst, MA
  • The Amherst College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in American music at the rank of assistant professor that will begin on July 1, 2018.
  • In seeking a colleague who connects scholarship and/or creative work to innovative pedagogies in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment, we particularly encourage applications from specialists in African American and/or Latinx musical traditions. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and advanced courses on the history, ethnography, performance, composition, and/or production of American music and to supervise senior honors projects.
  • A Ph.D. or D.M.A is required by the time of appointment.
  • A cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of reference should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/44242. We invite applicants to submit up to three examples of scholarly and/or creative work at https://apply.interfolio.com/44242 as well.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 8/29.
  • 12/15: Request for Skype interview in January (x2)
  • 2/27 Email to applicant pool stating that position has been filled.

Appalachian State University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Appalachian Studies (American Traditional Music) (Deadline: 31 October 2017)Edit

  • The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, a three-year position in Appalachian Studies.
  • The position would support undergraduate and graduate instruction. This work includes teaching three courses per semester and coordinating the MA in Appalachian Studies degree, including recruiting students. Recruitment duties include arranging campus visits for prospective MA students, advising applicants about important deadlines, and reviewing all graduate applications.
  • We seek a faculty member who is an effective communicator, collaborator, and advocate for Appalachian Studies. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well across academic programs and disciplines. Candidates should have a successful record of teaching, advising, and research related to the Appalachian region. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field related to American traditional music; should have excellent organizational skills; a proven commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and regional service; and leadership abilities. The appointment starts July 1, 2018. Applications from underrepresented populations are encouraged.
  • Position duties include: Organizing recruiting strategies for the MA program. Guiding MA applicants through the Graduate School's admission process and serving as liaison to ASU's Gratis D. Williams Graduate School. Advising graduate students of deadlines and requirements for comprehensive exams, theses, internships, scholarships, and assistantships. Providing first-year orientation and professional development workshops for students. Planning for student participation in annual Appalachian Studies Association conferences. Coordinating with academic programs on campus to develop a schedule of Appalachian Studies classes each fall and spring semester. Advising undergraduate minors, graduate minors, and graduate certificate students.
  • To apply, please send
(1) a letter of application explaining your reasons for applying, highlighting work that reflects your effectiveness in recruiting/organizing, advising, community engagement, teaching, and your research interests, and
(2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references.
  • Please send the application electronically (as one .pdf attachment, labeled with your name) to the search chair, William R. Schumann, schumannwr@appstate. edu, with the subject line: Visiting Assistant Professor search. Review of complete applications will begin October 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2017) FILLED: David Fossum (PhD, Brown University 2017)Edit

  • The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist-scholar in the area of Ethnomusicology/Musicology for a full-time tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2018.
  • The School of Music seeks applicants who can contribute a unique voice and excellent teaching to the Ethnomusicology/Musicology program. We seek a candidate who will complement and augment the strengths of our current musicology faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and maintain a high level of creative research, teach musicology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including those in the core curriculum, collaborate with faculty colleagues in recruiting students and in the development of curricular initiatives, mentor graduate students, and engage in professional service.
  • Required Qualifications:
Completed PhD in Music with a specialization in Ethnomusicology/Musicology;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; and,
Significant record of scholarly achievement, as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.
  • Desired Qualifications:
Research specialization in popular or traditional world musics from any time period;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
Interest in developing innovative curricula and imagining new possibilities for student and community engagement with musicology;
Evidence of creative applications of technology in pedagogy or online teaching and/or course development;
Experience with one or more improvisational traditions;
Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research within and outside of the arts; and
Evidence of a commitment to diversity in teaching and recruitment, research and creative activity, and service.
  • Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing research and creative activity, teaching, and professional service experience. The letter of interest should also address the candidate’s vision for a 21st century ethnomusicology/musicology curriculum that embraces musical diversity and new technologies. Include curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, and three examples of scholarly work. One of these examples may be an alternative documentation of scholarly creative work (e.g., an edited DVD documenting field work; a catalog documenting a curated exhibition; curated documentation of a festival). Letters of reference must be sent directly from the author via Interfolio. Video and/or audio samples must be submitted via links to media sharing websites (ex. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.).
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/45542
  • Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
  • Jan 7: Request for "virtual interview" 
  • Rejection letter (3/12) -- who did they choose? Must be someone interesting! Dying to know! (and also learn about their work!)

Athens Technical College: Adjunct Instructor (Online) (Deadline: 06 April 2018)Edit

  • Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia, seeks an adjunct instructor to teach courses in music online. The successful applicant will be expected to implement course materials that support stated initiatives and use appropriate teaching techniques to provide students with the knowledge needed to achieve the learning outcomes for each course offered.
  • Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree with 18 semester hours in music; graduate hours in teaching or education does not meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements. Ability to communicate effectively with students through our Learning Management System (LMS) Blackboard, including Blackboard Collaborate. Maintain a presence in the online classroom a minimum of 5 days per week, one being on a weekend. Ability to conduct a minimum of two 1-hour live sessions per term using our communication tool, Blackboard Collaborate. Grade and provide detailed feedback on all assignments (critical thinking assignments and discussion board) within 72 hours of assignment due date. This includes feedback on paper style format, writing structure, the use of critical thinking skills and research skills. Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24 hours.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experience with online teaching platforms; Blackboard preferred.
  • To apply, click "Apply to This Job" and submit your cover letter, resume/vita, three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • NOTE: Official transcripts will be required upon an offer of employment. Official copies of transcripts must be sent directly to: Athens Technical College, Attn: Human Resources, 800 U.S. Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601 or send electronically to hr@athenstech.edu.

Aurora University: Adjunct Faculty (online) – Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 22 August 2017)Edit

  • Aurora University Online is looking for adjunct faculty to teach online music courses, particularly Exploring Music. Exploring Music has the “aim of increasing active listening skills, components of musical composition and history.”
  • A Master’s degree in music or a closely related field is required, and a terminal degree is preferred. Online teaching experience is strongly preferred, and course development experience is a plus.
  • Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter stating the specific areas you are interested in teaching to: adjunctfaculty@aurora.edu

Bard College: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 November 2017) FILLED: Whitney Slaten, Columbia University 2016Edit

  • Bard College solicits applications for a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2018. Geographic and theoretical specializations are open. Whatever their specialty, the candidate should feel comfortable teaching courses in methodology and musical anthropology that provide a general outlook applying to all aspects of ethnomusicology, as appropriate to a small program which must cater to a wide range of student interests. In-place resources include an active jazz program, samba class, and a gamelan ensemble.
  • Duties will also include advising students and teaching advanced and introductory courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Ability to teach fundamental Western music theory and more general music courses is a plus.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a practicing musician with a Ph.D. who will start and maintain a music ensemble in their musical area. The successful candidate will have a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college; maintaining an active scholarly and artistic program; contributing to the general education curriculum; and engaging with the life of the college.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, any relevant recordings, and the names of four references (at least one who can address teaching) by November 15, 2017 through Interfolio.com. http://apply.interfolio.com/45269
  • 11/7 Has anyone figured out how to just use the names of references in Interfolio? The way it's set up it looks like you have to submit letters or you can't apply.
    • 11/7 (2) It does not appear this way to me. It appears that one can request letters as one can with any other Interfolio-based application. What is ambiguous is whether they want letters by the 15th or just contact info of referees.
    • 11/7 (original poster) Yes, but they also have a section to just upload one document with the contact. This makes me think you don't need to have letters submitted, but the way the system is set up, you have to request the letters anyway, even if you just want to upload a contact document, or you won't be able to submit (because those references are configured as "required"). 
    • 11/7 (2 again) My apologies: yes, I just saw the upload section for a sheet with contact info. I'm hoping the search committee offers some clarification.
  • 11/7 (2 again, separate question) Does anyone know if they want the statement of research and teaching combined all into one document or just a statement of research? The call suggests the former while the Interfolio system has things labeled in accordance with the latter.
  • 12/14 Anyone hear anything?
  • 1/25 Request for more materials and Skype interview
  • 5/2 Rejection email reporting "we have decided on a candidate." 

Belmont University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 17 November 2017) FILLED: Virginia Christy Lamothe, UNC-Chapel Hill 2009Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • Posting Number: F00161
  • Posting date: 10/11/2017
  • Job Type: Full Time Tenure Track
  • The School of Music is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2018. Candidates should be engaging teacher-scholars with multi-disciplinary teaching expertise and interests in American music (including popular styles), music of non-western traditions, and western music. Areas of expertise that complement those of current faculty are preferred.
  • Job Functions:
  1. Teach undergraduate musicology introductory courses for both majors and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate seminars, and special topics courses (total of 24 semester hours per academic year).
  2. Recruit, advise, and mentor students majoring in music.
  3. Engage in professional development and scholarly activity appropriate to the position.
  4. Engage in college and university service.
  5. Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the School of Music.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements and are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge: Thorough knowledge and interest in American music (including popular styles), music of non-western traditions, and western music. Areas of expertise that complement those of current faculty are preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities: Commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design. Demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses. Demonstrated commitment to student recruitment and retention. High level of organizational skill. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students. Skilled in the use of technology for daily work and for instructional needs in the classroom. Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems for student records management. Successful interaction with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner. Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.
  • Experience: Successful record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity. Engaging teacher-scholar with multi-disciplinary teaching expertise.
  • Education: PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology required
  • Additional Information: Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith. Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at http://www.belmont.edu/about/missionhtml.
  • Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.
  • Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/12: Posting on Chronicle Vitae says review begins November 17.
  • 1/8 Any movement here?
  • 1/25 Request for Skype Interview (x2)
  • 2/7 Campus interview scheduled (x2)
  • 4/13 Email stating position has been filled.

Beloit College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (begins Jan 2018) (Deadline: 11 October 2017) FILLED: Darci Sprengel, UCLA 2017Edit

  • Beloit College seeks a candidate trained in ethnomusicology to teach three courses in the spring semester of 2018. The position is a one-semester, limited term appointment as a leave replacement. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. (or be A.B.D.) in music and will be responsible for teaching three courses: (1) an introduction to the ethical, musical, historical, and methodological concerns of the field of ethnomusicology; (2) a hybrid course that introduces students to sound studies and music theory fundamentals; (3) a topics course designed by the candidate. All three courses offered will be open to majors and nonmajors who may have limited musical training. The proposed new course should be pitched toward liberal arts college students who bring a broad range of interests and disciplinary backgrounds to the classroom (cross-listed course proposals are welcome).
  • Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
  • Interested candidates should submit materials to musicsearch2018@beloit.edu. The application requires a cover letter, C.V., the names and contact information for two references, and a title and course description for the proposed course. Priority will be given to applications received by October 11, 2017. Additional queries should be directed to Beth Pohl (pohlb@beloit.edu).
  • 11/3: Offer made and accepted

Berea College: Tenure-Track Position in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 01 November 2017)Edit

  • Berea College’s Music Department announces a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching musicology/ethnomusicology and directing the Black Music Ensemble (African American gospel and sacred music) and supervising the Ensemble’s associate staff. The position will also allow opportunities for teaching in areas of specialization and in the College’s General Education Program. Doctorate at time of appointment is required. Other responsibilities include continuing professional and scholarly growth, advising, and assisting other faculty and staff at the College on areas of diversity.
  • The ideal candidate will have an established record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level, display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community, and demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the unique mission of Berea College.
  • To apply, please send a complete Berea College application form, found at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, a current CV, a cover letter that includes a statement on the attraction to Berea College, most recent transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample student evaluations or a professional portfolio, including a link to a video that demonstrates directing capability), and three letters of recommendation, to mussearch@berea.edu. Deadline for receipt of materials is November 1st, 2017.

Berkeley College: Adjunct, Music History (Deadline: None listed, posted 26 March 2018)Edit

  • Requisition Number: 18-0072
  • Title: Adjunct
  • Description: Berkeley College is currently seeking a highly qualified and motivated part-time instructor to teach Music History and to support our vision of becoming the college of choice for students pursuing lifelong success in dynamic careers and employers seeking graduates prepared to meet the demands of the global marketplace.
  • The New Jersey locations are seeking applicants to fill a part-time faculty position in Music History instruction. The course is called History of American Pop Music. It is at our Woodland Park campus and it is offered on Thursday night.
  • The successful candidate will have earned a minimum of a Master's degree in Music; prior teaching experience at the high school or college level is required.
  • The current opening is for spring semester 2018. Classes begin the week of April 23 and end the week of August 4, 2018.
  • Requirements: Master’s degree in Music History, or related discipline. Instruction experience and/or demonstrated ability to teach at the higher education level. Willing to travel and teach at multiple campuses in New Jersey. Ability to teach morning and/or evening classes. Instruction administrative experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of online teaching technology is desired, especially in Blackboard. Engagement with students in the classroom and prompt reply to emails, etc. within 24 hours.

Birmingham City University: Post-doctoral Researcher (0.5 FTE) (Deadline: 16 November 2017)Edit

  • Birmingham School of Media
  • Location: City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
  • Salary: £29,345 to £31,897 per annum pro rata, 9 months Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 112017-410
  • As part of our mission to support innovative media and cultural studies research, the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) at Birmingham City University is offering a post-doctoral fellowship to develop a range of programming initiatives, research events and publications around our annual research theme of Cultural Translation. The research fellow will focus on developing interdisciplinary approaches to the research theme and embed it within the BCMCR research environment. The fellowship holder will also organise impact activities that supplement the weekly BCMCR seminar series in advancing the exploration of the chosen theme, and develop their own research project through publications and applications for external funding.
  • The research fellow should have a PhD in a relevant area that speaks to one or more of our research themes: Creative Industries; History, Heritage and Archives; Jazz Studies; Journalism, Activism and Community; Popular Music Studies; and Screen Cultures. Applicants should have clearly developed research objectives and a proposal that demonstrates how their own work will connect to the theme. Experience working in an interdisciplinary research environment, presenting work at conferences, and organising events which engage with a broad range of publics are also required. The post-holder will work with the research cluster leads within the BCMCR and will liaise with the BCMCR management team. They will also deal with guest speakers and have some experience of project management.
  • This is a great opportunity for the post-holder to develop their research agenda within an exciting, dynamic research culture.
  • Informal enquiries can be addressed to Kirsten Forkert, BCMCR Associate Director (Kirsten.Forkert@bcu.ac.uk).
  • As part of your application please ensure you upload your CV and cover letter. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details from your CV and cover letter, such as your name. This is to ensure a fair and transparent shortlisting process.

Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 17 November 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Posting Number: F00090JP
  • Department: Music
  • Position Summary: The Bowdoin College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Historical Musicology, beginning fall 2018. Two areas of focus are desired:
1) Western Art music, and
2) an equal or secondary interest in subfields such as cognitive musicology, film music, musical traditions in a geographical region not currently covered by our faculty, or other areas that would broaden departmental offerings.
  • Teaching load is two courses each semester, and will include introductory-level survey courses, introductory and intermediate-level courses in music theory, an intermediate musicological methods course, and intermediate- and upper-level seminars in the candidate’s areas of interest. Ability to contribute to the Department’s performance concentration through courses and/or chamber ensemble coaching is welcomed.
  • The Department welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship will support our campus-wide engagement with inclusive excellence.
  • Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. A Ph.D. in Musicology or a related field is expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit:
1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience;
2) a curriculum vitae; and
3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin November 17, 2017.
  • Posting Date: 10/02/2017
  • 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: 07/01/2018
  • 10/30 Bowdoin will be interviewing at AMS. Sign up for a time here: http://www.ams-net.org/rochester/interviews/index.php
  • 10/31 All AMS interview slots are now filled but there are still spots on the waitlist.
  • 10/31 (2) Wow, those slots went fast. Are candidates who weren't lucky enough to secure one already out of the running even before applications are due, or is there still hope?
  • 10/31 (3) When Bowdoin did similar interviews for the ethno job at SEM last year my impression was that they seemed simply to be 10 minute informational sessions where candidates could learn more about the school rather than formal interviews that had a major impact on the search.
    • 10/31 (2 again) Thank you for sharing your experience.
  • 12/18 Any movement here?
  • 12/18 Request for more materials (12/13) (x3)
  • 02/01 Any news here?
  • 02/06 Received second request for more materials in mid January.
  • 02/12 Any movement here?
  • 02/17 I am guessing they must be conducting on campus interviews at this point. 
  • 2/17 I mean, it's certainly been a while since any other news was posted on here. But there's no point in updating this Wiki with guesswork, I'd say. Risks making the whole page kind of pointless, no?
  • 2/18 I thought this was an open forum. Everybody involved has the right to make an educated guess and share it as a free-thinking member of this community. Still, thanks for your efforts in trying to enforce some unwritten law.  
  • 2/18 It's actually not an open forum (moderators and others may remove undesirable posts, as they have done in the past). But I definitely wasn't trying to "enforce" anything, either—hence my careful couching. We all know the academic job market is a pain at times, if not always, and that the pain is always already spread unevenly. Still, wishing a happy weekend to all.
  • 5/2 Received email that position has been filled. 

Brandeis University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 27 November 2017)Edit

  • The Music Department of Brandeis University seeks to hire a full-time musicologist at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor beginning in academic year 2018/2019 specializing in either Renaissance/Early Modern or Long 19th Century. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and evidence of scholarly achievement and should be prepared to design and teach courses that will broaden and diversify the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Additional duties will include departmental and university service and active participation in the profession. Candidates must have a completed PhD at the time of application and a proven publication record.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statements outlining teaching and research to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10181. Writing samples and letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date and should not be sent at this time. Review of applications will begin November 27, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Eric Chafe, Chair, Musicology Search Committee chafe@brandeis.edu.
  • Is there something strange happening with the job website?
    • (01/27) Can you be more specific?
    • (1/27) (2) I'm not the OP, but after logging in, I see that my application is now marked as "incomplete," with the "missing" materials being 2 syllabi, letters of recommendation, and 2 writing samples. Presumably these are the materials they will seek from candidates who reach the next stage. But I haven't been notified that I am among those candidates.u
    • (1/27) (3) I have the same status (incomplete: need syllabi, letters, etc.) but I have not been sent a request for them.
  • (2/1) Has there been any movement in this search? My status is still "incomplete." I emailed Prof. Chafe four days ago but have not received a response.
  • 2/2 They sent out requests for more materials (syllabuses, recommendations, writing samples) in late December. I have not heard anything since.
  • 2/2 (3)b I received a request in late December.
  • 2/27 Any movement here?

Bridgewater State University: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 21 May 2018)Edit

  • Title: Dept. of Music, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time,Temporary, 1 Year)
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Tenure Information: 1 year Temp
  • Essential Duties: The Department of Music is seeking a full-time, temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year to teach courses that fulfill requirements for the core curriculum. Participation in departmental meetings, recruitment activities, committee work and productions is expected.
  • Required Qualifications: Masters Degree in Music. Minimum of 2 years of distinguished teaching experience in music in higher education.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Terminal Degree (e.g. PhD or DMA). years of distinguished teaching in music in higher education. Ability to develop and teach FYS and/or SYS courses with a music centered focus. Ability to teach applied lesson on respective instrument.
  • Posting Number: F00189P
  • Open Date: 05/11/2018
  • Close Date: 05/21/2018
  • 5/15: What do FYS and SYS mean? A little googling suggests they may be first-year and second-year undergraduate seminars but it's not totally clear.

Brown University: Associate/Full Professor of Music (Department Chair) (Deadline: 04 December 2017)Edit

  • Brown University seeks an accomplished music scholar who will contribute to the Department of Music’s intellectual and organizational leadership.
  • Background and Opportunities: Brown’s Department of Music is at an important transitional moment. Following several senior retirements and some highly promising new hiring, the department is partnering with the Provost and the Dean of the Faculty to develop a strategic plan. The next department chair, who will ideally take up the position on July 1, 2018, will have the opportunity to build upon strategic planning work already underway and to shape its future.
  • The Department of Music is a key department in Brown University’s current strategic plan, Building on Distinction. Spanning scholarship, creation, and practice, Music is central for two of the plan’s integrative themes: “Cultivating Creative Expression” and “Exploring Human Experience.” Music is one of the constituent members of the recently established Brown Arts Initiative, and the department’s chair serves on the Initiative’s executive committee. Music is also the main stakeholder in a new Performing Arts Center currently in the initial stages of design and slated for completion in 2021. The next chair of Music will be centrally engaged in these exciting new developments.
  • To fill this position, Brown is seeking a music scholar who is currently an advanced associate or full professor. Best consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:
  • An earned PhD, preferably in musicology, and with a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with a tenured appointment. While a degree in music is not a requirement, candidates’ scholarly expertise and affiliation should be in music and they should ideally have held appointments in music departments or programs.
  • Research and teaching interests preferably in musicology but also extending to other areas within music (e.g., composition, electronic/new media, ethnomusicology, improvisation, jazz, performance, popular music studies, production, sound studies, theory).
  • Administrative experience and organizational skills appropriate for overseeing the programs and resources of a complex department.
  • Intellectual leadership and vision for building upon the department’s strategic planning work and contributing to the advancement of Brown’s larger strategic goals in the arts.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion within the discipline and in the academy generally.
  • To apply for this position, please use the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/46329. Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio: cover letter describing research and teaching interests as well as administrative experience, and a current curriculum vitae. Candidates should submit the names of five references (via the application form) the search committee may contact later in the process. Applicants should not request letters at this time.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but best consideration will be given to materials submitted before December 4, 2017.
  • Also posted at Music Administration 2017-18
  • 11/1: Does anyone know whether this is a 9 or 12 month appointment, and whether the job has teaching or research responsibilities?
  • 2/2 Does anyone know, have they shortlisted yet or sent out interview invitations?

California State University, Fresno: Gospel Choir Assistant Professor (Deadline: 30 January 2018)Edit

  • Job ID: 13403 Gospel Choir Assistant Professor
  • Discipline: Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Appointment Type: Tenure-Track
  • Time Base: Full-Time
  • Date Posted: December 14, 2017
  • Description: California State University, Fresno, College of Social Sciences, Africana Studies, Vacancy # 13403
  • Gospel Choir, Assistant Professor
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • The Africana Studies Program (AFRS) at California State University, Fresno is especially interested in candidates whose scholarship covers areas of the History and Culture of Gospel and/or Black Music. We seek a generalist with a research emphasis in the history and culture of Gospel and/or Black Music that includes but is not limited to the following areas: slave songs, gospel, spirituals, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, soul, hip hop, and opera. Specific courses that the successful candidate may teach include: African American Music, the Gospel Choir, Race Relations, Diversity in the U.S., and Art and Music of Africa. Teaching responsibilities will include lower and upper-division courses and multiple course sections in General Education including those offered by other departments. Other responsibilities may include coordinating with and recruiting for the Fresno State/community Gospel Choir.
  • Teaching responsibilities include teaching courses in Africana Studies and will also include teaching and/or developing cross-listed courses both within and outside the College. The successful candidate will maintain a commitment to teaching excellence, publishing, student advising, and engaging in university and community service.
  • Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D., D.M.A. or appropriate terminal degree in the field) from an accredited institution in Africana Studies, Ethnomusicology, or closely related field is required. Doctorate must be completed by August 16, 2018.
  • Required Experience: The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of scholarly and/or creative activity in Ethnomusicology, or History of African American music and African American voice.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability in the practice of music as well as community based projects. These may include but are not limited to, choir direction or conduction, recruitment of singers, community service, community based projects with local churches, ministers of music and choir directors, and an understanding of teacher/education. Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching; Teaching/research interests in multiple genres of Black music and the influence of Black musical styles globally.
  • Application Procedures: For full consideration, applications must be submitted on or before January 30, 2018 (11:59 PST). Review will continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply, please complete an online application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae with a list of three references. Have three current letters of recommendation sent digitally or e-mailed to Dr. Melissa Jordine mjordine@mail.fresno.edu with the subject line “Black Music Search”.
  • Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • For all other inquiries, contact:
Dr. De Anna Reese, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Fresno
Africana Studies Program M/S SB 69,
2555 East San Ramon Ave.,
Fresno, CA 93740-8029
  • Phone: 559 278 2832
  • Email: dreese@mail.fresnostate.edu

California State University, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate Professor in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas (Deadline: 02 January 2018)Edit

  • Job ID: NSS/Pan African Studies/Joint Assistant/Associate Professor position
  • Appointment Type: Tenure-Track
  • Time Base: Full-Time
  • Date Posted: November 17, 2017
  • Link to Apply Online: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_applic_academic.pdf
  • Description: Department of Pan-African Studies, College of Natural and Social Sciences
  • Position: Joint Assistant/Associate Professor position with specialization in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas in the Department of Pan-African Studies and Latin American Studies Program.
  • Starting Date: August 2018
  • Minimum Qualifications:
1) An earned Ph.D. in a field of the Social Sciences or Humanities closely-related to Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, including Pan-African/Africana/Black Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies, Comparative Literature, Ethnomusicology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Women/Gender Studies is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018).
2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness and demonstrated experience teaching classes in the area of Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas;
3) Evidence of academic scholarship in the area of Afro-Latino / Afro-Caribbean Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas. Evidence includes any of the following: books, scholarly journal articles, chapters, or grant-based monographs, and;
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
1) Demonstrated success in teaching, research, and publication in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas, and;
2) Demonstrated experience of community-engaged research, teaching, and practice.
  • Salary: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Required Documentation: Please submit the following documents electronically, compiled in one single PDF file: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references, and; 4) a university application for employment (http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_applic_academic.pdf). Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation, and; 2) official transcripts. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Application: Review of Applications will begin January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please put the words "PAS-LAS Search" in the subject line of your email and send a pdf file of required documentation to: pas@calstatela.edu.
  • Address any additional required documentation and/or request for information to:
Dr. Melina Abdullah
Department of Pan African Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-2290

Canadian Mennonite University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: 26 February 2018)Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Full Time
  • Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Music.
  • We seek an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar in Music, drawing on one or more of these core scholarly disciplines: musicology, ethnomusicology, or popular music studies.
  • The successful candidate will be:
  • an outstanding teacher, engaged with students' research, and able to work with a diverse student body
  • an active researcher, engaged with the life of their discipline and the musical practices or communities they study
  • interested in being part of the broader intellectual and community life of our University
  • CMU is a liberal arts university rooted in the Mennonite tradition, a Christian standpoint emphasizing peace and community service. We encourage faculty to teach and pursue research engaging with this standpoint and set of emphases. Applicants should hold a PhD or be near completion of their doctorate, have a solid theoretical and methodological background, a strong record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a research statement; a statement on how their faith commitment would contribute to teaching and scholarship at CMU; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three references.
  • Subject to final budgetary approval, the appointment will begin July 1, 2018, or when the position is filled. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Jonathan Dueck, Vice President Academic and Academic Dean, jdueck@cmu.ca / 204-594-0512.
  • Applications should be submitted in confidence either electronically to hrdirector@cmu.ca or by paper mail addressed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.
  • Posted to AMS-L 2/12

Cape Cod Community College: Online Course Developer and Instructor, Music Appreciation (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Job Description: Develop (MUS100) Music Appreciation in an online format and deliver online instruction and assessment of student learning. Course to be delivered in Summer I/ II (May 21 through August 23, 2018) and Fall, 2018 (September 4 through December 18, 2018). Instructor will be required to complete the Quality Matters online professional development program provided through Cape Cod Community College which includes the following modules: Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery (TOL), Creating Presence in your Online Course Design, Evaluating Your Course Design
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in music or a closely related field. Excellent writing skills. Expertise in teaching music appreciation. Experience developing and using multimedia (audio, video, podcasts, etc.) to enhance student engagement in active and collaborative learning. Experience using evidence based best-practices in online learning pedagogy (e.g., frequent communication, active learning practices) that supports student success in ubiquitous spaces. Experience teaching a diverse student body at a community college or in a similar environment. Enthusiasm for and interest in excellence for the delivery of online learning.
  • ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Professional development in teaching at the community college level.Expertise teaching the necessary content knowledge in music appreciation using a popular Learning Management System (i.e. Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard).
  • COMPENSATION: Compensation for developing this online course is $500/credit hour. Completion of the Quality Matters online professional development program earns an additional stipend of $250. Compensation for course delivery will be in accordance with the DCE/MCCC Contract (Memorandum of Agreement, Distance Education).
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications to be reviewed upon receipt.
  • 4/26 Re-posted on Chronicle Vitae

Carleton University: Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada (Associate or Full Professor) (Deadline: 26 February 2018)Edit

  • Academic Unit: Studies in Art and Culture
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Field of Specialization: Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada
  • Rank/Position Title: Associate or Full Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2018
  • Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting February 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled
  • About the Position: Carleton University invites applications for a new full-time position, the Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada, beginning July 1, 2018. This Chair is named after Dr. Helmut Kallmann (1922-2012), former Head of Music at Library and Archives Canada, and is funded through the generous support of the Elaine Keillor Endowment and Carleton University.
  • This call for applications is aimed at well-established scholars. The appointment will be made at either the Associate or the Full Professor level. Tenure on appointment will be considered in the cases of an applicant who already has tenure at their current institution. The term of the Chair is seven years and is renewable.
  • For the purposes of this position, the rubric of ‘music in Canada’ is taken as broadly as possible and may include, but is not limited to: the music of First Nations or Indigenous Peoples of Canada; the history of European music in Canada (high art and folk music traditions); popular music and jazz (historical and contemporary); the music of immigrant, refugee, and displaced communities; the study of music in Canada and its relationship to issues of class, age, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality; or the relationship of music in Canada to media (print, film, broadcast, and digital), public policy, cultural institutions, or community action.
  • The Chair will also have the opportunity to teach and supervise students in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Cultural Mediations at Carleton.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent, and have an active commitment to scholarship as reflected in publications, and a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching. Applicants may have ‘traditional’ profiles as scholars and researchers, but may also be individuals involved in various forms of research-creation as composers, producers, curators, and/or performers. A proven ability to secure external funding is important.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to the equivalent of two half-credit courses each year, supervise theses at the graduate level, and prepare major research papers at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to carry out the following responsibilities specific to the Chair:
  • Taking a leadership role in the teaching of music in Canada within both the undergraduate and graduate Music programs of the School for Studies in Art and Culture;
  • Establishing and directing a Carleton University research centre where they can carry out their own research projects and coordinate and aid in the work of other researchers;
  • Promoting the study and appreciation of music in Canada within the Ottawa community, fully engaging with the resources available within the National Capital Region (including Library and Archives Canada, the National Arts Centre, and/or various Canadian museums, agencies, institutions and festivals); and
  • Forging campus, national and international links with other researchers and organizations so as to foster a network of scholars and institutions devoted to the study of music in Canada.
  • Application Instructions: Complete applications, including a curriculum vitae, sample publications and a teaching dossier, should be sent electronically in one single PDF file to Dr Brian Foss, Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture, at brian.foss@carleton.ca. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately. Initial screening will begin February 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Central Piedmont Community College: Instructor, Music (Deadline: 15 May 2018)Edit

  • CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Instructor, Music.
  • Job ID: req2976
  • Position Closing Date: May 15, 2018 or open until filled
  • Instructor Music position will be located on the Central Campus.
  • Some of the responsibilities of the position will include teaching college level curriculum courses and incorporating strategies necessary to a diverse student body. Courses will include, but are not limited to, Music Appreciation and Music Ensembles. Also, this position may coordinate Applied Music and Music Appreciation, act as faculty advisor, maintain office hours, contribute to program development, and support the larger mission of the college.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Music or related field or Master’s Degree with 18 graduate semester hours from a regionally accredited institution in Music or related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching Music privately and in the classroom at the community college level. Experience in teaching Music Appreciation in the classroom and online. Familiarity with engaging/managing faculty as coordinator of Music Appreciation. Experience as a Choral director, Early Music/Baroque ensemble direction or other styles of ensemble direction. Experience in coordination of Applied Study. Experience in coordination of Music Department concert/recital series
  • Required Documents:
  • A completed CPCC application must be completed on-line.
  • During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
  • College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  • All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.
  • Salary for this position is $46,168 -$70,369. Pay grade for this position is Master's Degree. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Contract type is Faculty/Librarian. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval. CPCC offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Education Benefits, Disability and more.

Colby College: Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture (3-year) (Deadline: 22 November 2017) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture, beginning September 1, 2018. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology, Art, and Music. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and cohesion of the campus community.
  • Qualifications: We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. popular culture with expertise in critical race, ethnic, or indigenous studies. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2018.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit applications through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45511. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Applications received by November 22 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in early December. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair, lsaltz@colby.edu.
  • 1/30: Email received: "this search has been cancelled for administrative reasons"

College of the Holy Cross: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies (Deadline: None listed, posted 15 December 2017)Edit

  • The Asian Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/asian-studies ) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies to begin in August 2018. Teaching and research foci within Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies are open. We seek early-career applicants who could benefit from mentorship from faculty in Asian Studies and in an appropriate disciplinary home department in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. A key priority is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for tenure-track appointments at liberal arts colleges and universities.
  • The Asian Studies Program at Holy Cross includes faculty and courses in history, anthropology, Chinese language, literature, religion, philosophy, political science, economics, music, and theatre. We are especially interested in fellows who could design and teach compelling, innovative courses in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies to undergraduates as part of an initiative to expand our curriculum in this area.
  • This full-time fellowship carries a 1-2 annual teaching load. It offers a competitive salary and full benefits, as well as funds to support research and conference travel. Fellows also participate in a faculty development program that fosters excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as promise of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate must have earned the doctorate by August 2018.

Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks: Adjunct Instructor – Music Appreciation (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 22 February 2018)Edit

  • Position: Adjunct Instructor – Music - Lake of the Ozarks
  • Date posted: February 22, 2018
  • Department: Division of Adult Higher Education
  • Location: Lake of the Ozarks
  • Type: Academic
  • Term: Part time
  • Description: Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks seeks an Adjunct (part-time) instructor to teach in-seat Music Appreciation starting in August 2018.
  • Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in the related field including courses directly related to content area. Current workplace experience in an associated field and college teaching experience are highly desired.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.


Columbia University: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow/Lecturer (Deadline: 10 October 2017) FILLED: Ted Gordon, University of Chicago ABD; Yun Emily Wang, University of Toronto ABDEdit

  • Requisition Number: 0008025
  • Field(s) of Specialization: Open (Music Theory, Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition)
  • Position Title: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow/Lecturer
  • Department: 4028- A&S Music
  • Department Number: 4028
  • Location: Morningside
  • Summary Description: The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2018. A PhD, DMA degree, or the equivalent is required. The degree must have been received between 1 January 2014 and 1 July 2018. Fellows will be expected to do research, participate in the academic life of the Department of Music, and teach one course per semester, three in Columbia's Core Curriculum and one in the candidate's area of specialization.
  • Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D. or DMA (for composers) at time of appointment
  • Minimum Qualifications: All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. All candidates must demonstrate excellent scholarship and show promise for future development as scholars and teachers.
  • Additional Information: For questions about the RAPS application process please email gk2255@columbia.edu
  • Posting Date: 08-22-2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system. Please upload the following required materials: letter of application, CV, list of three references, a statement of research interests and plans, one writing sample or musical composition, and one syllabus (two pages in length) for the class in the candidate's area of specialization. The syllabus should be uploaded under the category "Other Document 1." RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two megabytes in size per document. Composers who wish to include recordings of their music should submit a web URL from which the files can be downloaded.
  • Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position must include a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded into the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address:
Dept of Music (Attn. Mellon Postdoctoral Search Committee)
MC1813, 621 Dodge Hall
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
NY NY 10027
  • After completing the "Provide References" screens, the applicant will come to the "Attach Documents" screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.
  • For inquiries please email Gabriela Kumar at gk2255@columbia.edu.
  • Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2018
  • Date Review Begins: 10-10-2017
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
    • Anyone else having trouble with the online submission system (RAPS)? 10/7
    • Yes, the site isn't loading for me. (10/7)
    • Yes, I was. My referee was having trouble uploading their letter, but I called HR at 212-851-2888 and the person on the other end fixed the issue immediately. (10/9)
  • Notification of finalist status and on-campus interview scheduled (11/29)
  • From theory wiki: Ted Gordon (ABD Music History, University of Chicago) – according to https://music.uchicago.edu/page/alumni-job-placement

Cornell University: Postdoctoral Associate, Music and Islam in the Contemporary World (Deadline: 28 February 2018) FILLED: Leila Tayeb, Northwestern University ABDEdit

  • The Department of Music invites applications from scholars whose work focuses on music and Islam in the contemporary world for a Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are interested in work that challenges geographic and disciplinary boundaries; all regional specializations will be considered. The term of the fellowship is two years, with the appointment beginning July 1, 2018. Fellows will teach three courses during the term of their appointment, one each semester for three semesters with a fourth semester free of teaching obligations. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the term of the appointment and to take an active role in the intellectual life of their home department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the university. Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $60,000, full benefits, and a research account of $3,000 per year. Eligibility is limited to candidates whose PhD was conferred in 2016 or 2017 or will be conferred by August 1, 2018.
  • Please apply through academicjobsonline.org with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three references by February 28, 2018.
  • 4/10 Offer made and accepted.

Coventry University: Senior Lecturer in Music (0.6 FTE) (Deadline: 09 November 2017)Edit

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Music
  • Job reference: REQ005416
  • Application closing date: 09/11/2017
  • Faculty / School or Service: Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Salary: £37,713 - £53,698 pro rata per annum
  • Package: As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
  • Job category/type: Academic
  • Job description: Part Time (0.6 FTE) Permanent
  • We are seeking an academic with an established profile within the field of Music, to join our thriving, innovative course. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience and be able to relate to the key debates framing the current challenges relating to music practice and theory. In addition, applicants must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous. Experience in modular and/or course leadership and curriculum development are essential to this role which includes co-course directorship responsibilities.
  • Successful candidates will undertake teaching assessment and delivery within our BA Music course. A particular focus on new, emerging and innovative forms of music practice and theory across a range of areas such as composition, performance, pedagogy, and musicology.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University's PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship; and must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment.
  • Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research/scholarship (contributing to REF, and subsequent evaluations). They will have engaged actively in research, publication, income generation and/or professional practice in recent critical/theoretical approaches to new and emerging forms of music practice and theory
  • Informal enquires can be directed to Tom Williams or Principal Lecturer in Music TomWilliams2@coventry.ac.uk
  • Closing Date: 9 November 2017
  • Click here to view job description and person specification
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

Drake University: Teaching Artist of Music History and Musicology (Deadline:Open until filled, posted 01 May 2018 )Edit

  • Title: Teaching Artist of Music History and Musicology Adjunct Instructor, Music - 200055

Description: Drake University invites candidates interested and experienced in teaching Music History and World Music to undergraduate majors and minors. Courses to include Music History I. The history of music from ca. 800-1700; Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras and Music History III. The history of music from ca. 1900; Modern era during Fall 2018. World Music, this course is designed to familiarize students with music of the non-western world and Music History II. The history of music from ca. 1700-1900; late Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras during Spring 2019.

  • Qualifications: Masters degree required, Doctorate preferred
  • Date Available: 05/01/2018
  • Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Resume/CV


Douglas College: Regular Probationary Faculty -- Music History (part-time) (Deadline: 27 February 2018)Edit

  • Position Title: Regular Probationary Faculty -- Music History
  • Posting Number: 00012F
  • Location: New Westminster Campus
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Employment Type: Part Time
  • Start Date: 08/27/2018
  • The Music Department is seeking to hire a probationary regular instructor to teach the two-year Music history survey. The position is half-time (4 courses per academic year) and starts August 27, 2018. Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.
  • You will be responsible for:
  • teaching all four survey courses in the history of western art music: MUSC 1120, 1220, 2320, 2420.
  • assessing and evaluate students’ progress and achievement.
  • overseeing curriculum revision and development in music history.
  • working with the library to ensure currency and relevance of music history resources.
  • attending departmental meetings, sharing in departmental responsibilities, and participating in committee work.
  • maintaining currency in the field through professional development activity.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • Ph. D in Musicology, or equivalent
  • Mastery in the literature of western art music from the Greeks to the present
  • Familiarity with popular, jazz, world, and Canadian music
  • Current knowledge of pedagogical approaches in music history
  • Demonstrated success in teaching music history at the post-secondary level
  • Familiarity with online and audio/visual resources for music history
  • Evidence of ongoing research and/or other scholarly work in music
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others in a respectful manner
  • Successful completion of administrative and organizational tasks.
  • Open Date: 02/14/2018
  • Close Date: 02/27/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Interested applicants must ensure that a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references are submitted online by 4:30 pm on February 27, 2018. This position will remain open until filled with a first review date of February 28, 2018.
  • Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
  • All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.

Dublin City University: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 24 November 2017)Edit

  • The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music teaches its constituent subject areas on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Staff supervise PhD students in Ethics, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes in Music, in the identification and design of new pathways in their specialist area(s), and in enhancing the School’s profile in Musicology, Composition, and Performance. The School offers excellent opportunities for candidates to teach within their own area of research specialization, and to supervise PhD candidates. The School is committed to high quality research and supports its staff in such work.
  • Skills and Experience: Applicants for the position must hold a PhD in Historical Musicology (Early Music); and must have the capacity to teach Composition and Techniques, Music History, Choral Studies, and Music Technology. The successful candidate will have an excellent record in research and publication, and will have the capacity to contribute to the cultural life of the School and the University through composition and/or ensemble performance and leadership. *Competency in Irish traditional music and vocal/choral performance are desirable. Applications welcome from those who engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research activities, and who can demonstrate innovation and quality in teaching and assessment. The post will contribute to the BA Joint Honours and Teacher Education programmes, along with taught postgraduate and research programmes. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team context and of providing leadership in developing the teaching, research, and engagement agenda for Music within the School.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Music, including introductory and advanced modules on Historical Musicology (Renaissance and Baroque), Harmony and Counterpoint, Contemporary Composition, Music Technology, Aural and Keyboard Skills, and Choral Studies
Leadership in student ensemble performance
Contribute to the future development of taught postgraduate programmes
Supervision of postgraduate research, at both MPhil and PhD level, in Musicology and Composition
Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing creative outputs and research publications in leading international academic journals and with high profile book / music publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere
Actively promote Music in the University and in the public domain, through composition/performance, interaction with cultural organisations and performance ensembles, and the planning of concerts, workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.
Contribute to the School’s profile in Musicology and Performance/Composition
Participate actively in School activities and contribute to the development of the School’s profile in teaching and research
Administrative duties and professional development related to the position
  • Informal Enquiries to: Dr. Ethna Regan, Head of School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music *E-mail: ethna.regan@dcu.ie ; Tel. +353 1 700 8164
  • Further information: More information on the School, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at: http://www.dcu.ie/theology_philosophy_music/index.shtml
  • Salary Scale:
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer above bar): €51,159 - €79,147 *
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer below bar): €38,352 - €52,724 *
  • Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above Bar or Lecturer Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy
  • Closing date: 24th November 2017
  • Application Procedure: Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #690: Assistant Professor in Music
  • Applications should be submitted by email to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Durham University: Assistant Professor in Music Psychology and Musicology (Deadline: 07 December 2017) FILLED: Kelly Jakubowski, Goldsmiths 2015 (PhD wMusic Psychology), Durham PostDocEdit

  • The role: Based in one of the very best Music departments in the UK, you will benefit from world-class research facilities and a wealth of methodological expertise to tap into. The department is internationally renowned for its research strengths in a host of areas including musicology and music psychology. You will make a major contribution to further research and teaching in both of those fields. We will look to you to help develop and deliver our curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Conducting high-quality research, you will develop connections and valuable interdisciplinary dialogue between the field of expertise and other areas supported by the Department.
  • Vacancy Reference: MUSI18-1
  • Download the full job description as a PDF.
  • You’ll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in musicology, psychology, music psychology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress). The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department. Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers. The confidence to supervise PhD students. To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income. Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups. Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.
  • How to apply: We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.
  • We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.
  • Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.
  • 01/24: Received Rejection Email. 
  • 4/1: Job accepted

Earlham College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music — Choral Direction and Musicology (Deadline: 08 January 2018)Edit

  • Earlham College invites applicants for a full-time, two-year position in choral directing and musicology at the visiting assistant professor level, to begin August 2018. A subsequent tenure-track line may become available. The Earlham College Music Department is seeking a dynamic choral director with a dedication to general education, and with strengths in historical musicology, popular music studies or ethnomusicology. Background in music education is a plus.
  • Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Duties include directing the choral program with the support of a part-time choral assistant, and teaching two courses in musicology every semester.
  • Experience & Qualifications: A completed doctorate is strongly preferred; previous teaching and directing experience is essential.
  • Application materials include: A letter of interest;Your curriculum vitae; Video recordings of both choral rehearsal and performance under the candidate’s direction; A 300- to 500-word statement of how your teaching might contribute to Earlham’s goal of exemplifying a diverse and inclusive institution (cf. Diversity Aspiration Vision Statement); and three letters of recommendation from people who can speak to the candidate’s teaching and directing abilities.
  • Please send written documents along with a link to your securely uploaded video files (e.g., using Vimeo or Youtube) electronically to:
Jennifer Isaacs, Administrative Assistant, Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College
Email: choral-musicology@earlham.edu
  • If you prefer, Jennifer Isaacs can invite you to join a secure Earlham site that can accept large digital files.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions about the position may be addressed to: Marc Benamou, Professor of Music, Music Department Convener, Earlham College
  • Email: benamma@earlham.edu

Eureka College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 22 February 2018)Edit

  • Eureka College seeks to fill a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that will begin August 2018. Teaching includes undergraduate voice studio for majors and minors and courses in music history and theory. Additional responsibilities include the ability to craft general education music capabilities courses and active participation in music programming and development.
  • Position Requirements: Master’s degree in Music Performance or Music Composition or Musicology, experience in teaching Music Theory and keyboard skills. We will also consider D.M.A., or A.B.D. ABD will be considered if mutually accepted date of completion can be established. Professional experience in the field is also desirable.
  • Application Materials: Submit application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference in WORD or PDF format to employment@eureka.edu (please put “VAP Music” in the subject heading). Print materials may be sent to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL 61530. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Rhea Edge, chair of the search committee, at redge@eureka.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • (3/21) Request for phone interview
  • (4/4) On campus interview scheduled

Florida International University: Instructor of Music Theory and History (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY -- Instructor of Music Theory and History. The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a nine month, non-tenure earning, Instructor of Music Theory and History. The FIU School of Music (SOM) is comprised of 260 students and 50 full- and part-time faculty. The SOM offers BM and MM degrees in composition, performance, music business, and music technology; a BA degree in Music; and a BM and MS in music education.
  • Responsibilities and Expectations: Develop and teach courses in undergraduate music theory, sight-singing, ear-training, and music history; supervise and implement the SOM’s Student Success Initiative.
  • Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Music; a minimum of three years of experience teaching at a 4-year university, including music theory, sight-singing & ear-training, music history, and online classes; demonstrates effective administrative and communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of excellence in university teaching; experience in designing and implementing undergraduate online courses, music technology, and electronic music courses; candidates with a strong background in performance and/or composition are preferred.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as individual attachments. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 15, 2017. Review will continue until position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Latin American and/or Caribbean Music (Deadline: 16 February 2018)Edit

  • Three-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Latin American and/or Caribbean music
  • Location: Lancaster, PA
  • Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a visiting position in Latin American and/or Caribbean music in the Department of Music beginning Fall semester 2018. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications.
  • Teaching load is 3/2 and will consist of: one or more 100-level courses, including either a music history or world music survey for non-majors; one or more 200- or 300-level electives targeted at music majors; and an interdisciplinary general education course in F&M’s Connections curriculum.
  • Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field. Position is renewable for up to 3 years on evidence of good teaching and/or continued administrative approval. Teaching experience required.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements, a writing sample, and teaching evaluation forms. Interested candidates should apply at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/48245
  • For full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, February 16, 2018. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Matthew Butterfield <matthew.butterfield@fandm.edu>.
  • (3/7) Request for phone interview (x2)
  • (3/23) Request for campus interview

Freie Universität Berlin: Professorship in Musicology (Deadline: 14 December 2017)Edit

  • Department of Philosophy and Humanities - Institute for Theater Studies
  • Professorship in Musicology, salary grade W 2
  • reference code: Musik
  • The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.
  • Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
  • The successful candidate will have a focus on the areas music and movement and/or music theater and/or music in moving image media. She or he will have an outstanding track record of excellent research in musicology, and international teaching. The selectee will have experience with interdisciplinary research alliances and with third party funding.
  • Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfil in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act in particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled additionally: The appointee will participate in the interdisciplinary research activities of the Department, especially in the research alliance project on the topic Rhythms of the Arts. She or he will furthermore participate in the existing bachelor’s and master’s degree programs of the Institute. The position includes collaboration with colleagues from art and culture institutions, such as orchestras, museums, and theaters as well as with non-university research institutions. In addition to that, she or he will be prepared to include issues of gender studies and/or diversity studies in research and teaching.
  • Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please add the translations if needed), if applicable the letter of appointment, a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content areas, please give information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and spin-offs.
  • All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than December 14th, 2017 at
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Dekanat
Frau Hehn
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin, Germany
  • or as an email to: bewerbung@geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de
  • anyone hear anything yet? (3/1)

Front Range Community College: Part-time instructor, History of Jazz (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 13 November 2017)Edit

  • Part Time Instructor, History of Jazz #600000 BC
  • Tracking Code: 1201448
  • Job Description: This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits except Colorado State retirement, PERA.
  • SELECTION PROCESS: Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:
A letter of interest detailing experience as related to the position;
An eForm application, resume;
A copy of transcripts;
A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.
  • All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. If hired, official college transcripts will be required. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
  • Job Duties: Teach History of Jazz course introducing non-music majors to the rudiments of jazz music. Provide an overview of the landmark styles, composers, compositions, performers in Jazz history.
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION: Master's degree Music
  • PREFERRED EDUCATION: Master's degree with emphasis in jazz performance, music history, composition or conducting.
  • REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: One year of High School or higher education instruction.
  • Job Location: Brighton, Colorado, United States
  • Position Type: Part-Time

Goldsmiths, University of London: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Music (Deadline: 20 March 2018)Edit

  • Senior Lecturer / Reader in Music
  • Department: Music
  • Vacancy Type: Open-ended/Permanent
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
  • Interview Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Contact Details: David Badger, Department Business Manager, d.badger@gold.ac.uk
  • Actual Hours: 35
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Closing Date: 20/03/2018
  • Ref No: 8215
  • The Department of Music at Goldsmiths is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer / Reader in Music.
  • We are looking for an experienced musicologist and lecturer within HE, with a significant research profile in the study of 20th- and 21st- century music, including but not necessarily limited to art music traditions. Your research outputs are likely to achieve Grade 3 or Grade 4 in the forthcoming Research Exercise Framework assessment, and you will be able to attract postgraduate students from both in and outside the UK. You will develop and innovate in areas of contemporary music teaching and research, working in complement with Department staff in cognate areas. Expertise within the Department presently includes theoretical, practical and historical perspectives on art, jazz, popular, audiovisual, experimental and other forms of modern and contemporary music. You will match and supplement these specialisms with your own theoretically-informed work on 20th- and 21st- century music. You will also take on a senior academic admin role, with some leadership responsibilities.
  • Please note the appointment is available up to Reader level only.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 March 2018 (23:59). Interviews will take place on Thursday 12 April 2018.
  • 3/2: What does "within HE" mean? 
  • 3/3: "HE" is UK-academia's pervasive abbreviation for "higher education." An idiomatic US "translation" of the phrase "within HE" would be "at the college level." Anyone who doesn't know "HE" will surely face many, many more unexpected Britishishisms—even during the application process itself, to say nothing of an interview or day-to-day life on the job. Not to say you can't do it, but may wish to start preparing early...
  • 3/3 (2): The application system has a place for uploading "supporting docs". Has anyone come across an indication of what would be appropriate here? (I would imagine probably a cover letter, and perhaps a list of references...?)

Green River College: Ethnomusicology Instructor (begins Jan 2018) (Deadline: 24 September 2017, but review begins 09 September) FILLED: Ruth Mueller, University of Sheffield 2013Edit

  • Job Title: Ethnomusicology Instructor - Tenure Track
  • Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/24/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications
  • Job Type: Tenure Track Faculty
  • Location: Main Campus - 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, Washington
  • First review of applications starts September 9.
  • POSITION SUMMARY: Green River College seeks an Instructor of Ethnomusicology to teach music appreciation courses which may include: Music in World Culture, History of Jazz, American Popular Music or Classical Music. The successful candidate will develop and lead an ethnic drumming ensemble. The candidate will also create curriculum for new courses in the music department directly related to their specialty in Ethnomusicology or Musicology. We seek an instructor who embraces the community and technical college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
  • Position Responsibilities: Teach music appreciation courses. Create new curriculum and teach courses focused on their field of study. Develop and lead an ethnic drumming ensemble. Advise students, serve on committees and perform other duties as outlined in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement. Participate in college and division professional activities. Maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships within the Music Department, the Fine Arts Division, and the Green River College campus community.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology, the Anthropology of Music or Musicology (with coursework in Ethnomusicology). Experience teaching college-level music classes as teacher of record. Ability to lead an ethnic drumming ensemble. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators. Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years' experience (part-time or full-time) successfully teaching Music in World Culture, History of Jazz, American Popular Music or Classical Music courses at the college level as the instructor of record. Experience teaching music at the community college level. Experience as a performing drummer. Participation in professional organizations. Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities. Demonstrated experience with underrepresented and underserved communities.
  • Supplemental Information: This is a full-time tenure track position beginning Winter Quarter 2017 [sic - this should probably read Winter Quarter 2018], continuing with annual nine month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience. GRC is an agency shop.
  • Base Salary: In addition to the base salary, a premium for your degree or vocational certificate is included in the contract each year.
  • APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Cover letter specifically and clearly addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. CV/Resume. Copies of transcripts documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees and all relevant coursework (originals required upon hire)
  • At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.
  • 6/17 Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • 10/12/2017 Received request for campus interview. x2
  • 12/21 Offer accepted. Position filled.
  • 12/27 By whom?

Grinnell College: Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor in Jazz Studies (1-year) (Deadline: 28 February 2017)Edit

  • Job summary: The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in Jazz Studies beginning Fall 2018. Assistant Professor (Ph.D. or DMA) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence and experience in jazz performance and directing as well as in scholarship and classroom teaching. They should also demonstrate an understanding of how to situate jazz studies within a broader liberal-arts context. The teaching load of five courses over two semesters will be drawn from the following: Jazz Band, Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Improvisation, and surveys or topical courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at http://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/music
  • Special instructions to applicants: In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 28, 2018. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Eugene Gaub, at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4262.
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Temporary
  • Posting Date: 02/06/2018
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Posting Number: F00142
  • Phone interview 3/12. Apparently only one candidate will be interviewed in person. Has anyone ever known a committee to do that?
  • 3/16 reply to above: yes
  • 3/16a (same as 3/12 above) Thanks for response. Just curious here, but why would they do that? I mean, what if they don't choose to hire the one they've brought out to interview? Interviewing only one candidate seems to defeat the purpose of a second round of interviews.
    • 3/16 Interviews are expensive. If someone stands out during the phone/Skype stage, the school will bring that person in for a more in-depth interview. If good, hire. If not, fly out #2 on the list. Still cheaper than bringing in 3-4 candidates. Also, fwiw, this process is far more common for a 1-year position than TT.
  • 4/3 Any movement on this one?

Harford Community College: Musicology Faculty, Tenure-track (Deadline: 27 March 2018)Edit

  • DATE OF NOTICE: March 1, 2018
  • Position Highlights: This is a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position scheduled to begin August 2018. This person will join a team of 30 dynamic, innovative and eager faculty team members in the Arts and Humanities division engaged in making a difference in the lives of students.
  • In addition to teaching courses such as Art of Listening, Popular Music of the United States, World Music, and more, the faculty member shares administrative responsibilities within the music program, to include organizing and staffing music program events such as student recitals and scholarship auditions. The faculty member serves as lead for adjunct faculty teaching music history courses as well as course assessments.
  • REQUIREMENTS: A master's degree in musicology or a closely-related field, a demonstrated minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in musicology, and a minimum of one year or equivalent full-time teaching experience, preferably at a community college, are required. A doctorate is preferred.
  • Applicants must have experience developing instructional material; demonstrated ability to teach courses in western classical music; demonstrated ability to teach a range of other music history courses that may include world music, popular music and jazz; demonstrated interest or experience in assessment of student learning; experience using evidence-based pedagogies in the teaching of musicology to continually improve student learning; and demonstrated competency with current technology and learning management systems. Experience teaching on-line as well as face-to-face classes is preferred. A familiarity with electronic music and recording technology is beneficial.
  • The ability to interact with students and potential students outside the classroom environment in discipline-related activities, effective communication skills, and a well-articulated understanding of the role of community colleges and their students are required.
  • Candidates will be asked to validate teaching experience. A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.
  • SALARY WILL BE COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE.
  • TO APPLY: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only). Only complete submissions will be accepted and reviewed. Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to humanresources@harford.edu or call 443-412-2202. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
  • For best consideration APPLY BY: March 27, 2018
  • 4/18 Received rejection email
  • 4/19 Did you have a phone/Skype interview?
    • 4/19 no
  • 4/24 Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 5/8 Any news?
  • 5/8 I've heard nothing at all, but saw on the Chronicle a couple days ago that they are hiring for the other full-time position (theory/comp) in the music department. It's frustrating to deal with hearing nothing after phone interviews.
  • 5/8 Campus interview request

Heidelberg University: Professorships (2) in Musicology (Deadline: 15 March 2018)Edit

  • Heidelberg University invites applications for two tenured positions. Both are expected to start with winter-term 2019.
  • Professorship (W 3) in Musicology (in succession to Prof. Dr. Inga Mai Groote)
  • The successful candidate will be able to cover the entire field of Musicology both in research and teaching. He or she is expected to have a focus in the History of Music before 1800.
  • Professorship (W 3) in Musicology (in succession to Prof. Dr. Dorothea Redepenning)
  • This position is a former C 3-professorship. The successful candidate will be able to cover the entire field of Musicology both in research and teaching. He or she is expected to have a focus in the History of Music after 1800.
  • We kindly ask you to indicate for which professorship(s) you apply.
  • Prerequisites for application are a university degree and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualification. The University of Heidelberg seeks to achieve a higher proportion of women in areas where they have not been adequately represented so far. Women with the required qualification are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications for the position.
  • Applications will consist of a CV, including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a statement of research interests and objectives collated in one PDF file. Additional documentation, including copies of publications, will be requested from selected candidates, and should not be sent with the application. Please send your complete application package by 15 March 2018 to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Gerrit Kloss, VoBstr. 2, Geb. 37, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany: philosophische.fakultaet -at- uni-heidelberg.de.
  • Posted to AMS-L (in English) on 2/20

Hong Kong Baptist University: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 May 2018)Edit

  • Hong Kong Baptist University, FACULTY OF ARTS, Department of Music
  • Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR347/17-18)
  • The Department of Music now seeks outstanding applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions as Associate / Assistant Professors in the following areas of expertise:
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following fields:
  • i. East-Asia
  • ii. China or Chinese diasporas
  • iii.Cross-cultural research
  • (listings for positions in Music Education, Cello, Piano, and Composition removed)
  • The appointees are expected to teach a wide range of courses effectively, including both core and elective courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum, general education courses and, where appropriate, the taught MA Programme in Music, as well as other courses assigned by the Head of Department. They are also expected to be an active member in Department- and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, internal / external grant application, and active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.
  • Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD, DMA, or equivalent). Candidates with three to four years of collegiate-level teaching experience are preferred. Appointees are expected to demonstrate teaching excellence as well as recognised accomplishments in scholarship and/or creative activities, and to work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to further develop departmental strengths in music research, study, and performance.
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018 or January 2019. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
  • Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
  • The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Hong Kong Baptist University: Cluster Hire (Open Rank) in Creative Media & Practice (Deadline: "early April 2018")Edit

  • UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CLUSTER on CREATIVE MEDIA & PRACTICE
  • Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors / Research Assistant Professors / Post-doctorate Researchers (Creative Media & Practice) (PR289/17-18)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is seeking a number of academics who are critically-engaged scholars and/or practitioners with strong track records in innovative creative media/practice and research. We welcome candidates whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and connects to the disciplinary strengths of HKBU, including music, film, creative writing, and/or visual art.
  • At HKBU, we are launching a new and robust interdisciplinary research cluster in creative media/practice. It is envisioned that a number of new appointees will be recruited into this cluster. They should have a demonstrable interest in collaborative work across some of these disciplines at HKBU: music, visual and multimedia arts, creative writing, film; while having a successful track record in their own research specialisation and/or creative practice, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, and in service to the global profession. A commitment to working in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting, as well as in leading a cluster of fellow researchers in creative media/practice within HKBU, is essential. We envision these appointments be made to those who can help to lead this path.
  • HKBU therefore invites applications for various new positions to help develop two major interdisciplinary themes of the cluster, namely:
  • Theme 1: Innovating Artistic and Socially Motivated Design through Creative Media
  • Theme 2: Employing Creative Media for the Socially Disadvantaged
  • Candidates with the following background, or combination of such, are invited to apply:
  • 1. creative writers in media and genre fiction
  • 2. games designers
  • 3. documentary filmmakers
  • 4. sound design engineers
  • 5. computer engineers in extended realities technology
  • 6. composers for screen and media
  • 7. social anthropologists in media arts and creative industry
  • 8. cultural studies of creative media
  • 9. visual artists
  • 10. neuroscientists in creativity and cognitive development
  • 11. sociologists in creativity and society
  • 12. experts in creative coding and computational art (animation/motion capturing technology)
  • 13. experimental and contemporary performing artists
  • Where appropriate, candidates should submit a digital portfolio of multimedia work (preferably through web-links or PDFs of works). Candidates are also expected to have a track record in academic research.
  • The appointees are expected to be an active member in the cluster including (but not limited to) work in the areas of curriculum design, undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring, quality assurance, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate research. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in relevant fields.
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Appointment of Assistant Professor or above will be made on a tenure-track basis. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above may be considered for tenure on appointment.
  • For enquiry, please send email to chesterchan@hkbu.edu.hk. More information can be found at http://strategicplan2018-2028.hkbu.edu.hk/en/
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
  • The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
  • Review of applications will begin in early April 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Indiana University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity (Deadline: 08 December 2017)Edit

  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity (RMI), to begin Fall 2018. RMI is a pioneering multi-disciplinary unit that investigates the complex social dynamics of race, ethnicity, human movement, and power relationships. The primary geographical focus is the United States, but extends to transnational and diasporic scholarship as well. This new program is intended to build closer ties among existing ethnic studies programs (African-American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American studies) as well as reach out to other interdisciplinary units and to core disciplines in the arts, humanities and sciences.
  • The successful candidate will help to establish an internationally recognized academic research program, have a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate instruction including mentoring of graduate student research, and a commitment to program, department, college, and university service appropriate with rank. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
  • The College of Arts & Sciences is conducting a cluster hire of tenure-track faculty to help establish the program, with the goal of hiring 2-3 positions this year. Each of the faculty hired under this program will have tenure homes in a department or program within the College of Arts and Sciences, and each will be expected to teach one or two courses a year for the RMI program. Positions are open-rank, but at least some hires will be at the junior level. Full professors who would like to help build this innovative program are encouraged to apply.
  • RMI brings together faculty and students who study the relational nature of racial formations in the U.S. Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race/ethnicity, migration, and indigeneity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. Candidates working on topics such as social movements; intersectional feminism(s); border politics (US-Mexican and US-Canadian); citizenship; Latino/a, Asian American, and Afro-Indigenous communities; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander literature, religion, and media representations are particularly urged to apply.
  • Since RMI serves as a hub for multi-disciplinary, cross-ethnic, and/or cross-racial studies, scholar-teachers trained in any of the disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, or technology may apply. We welcome applications from anyone working in disciplines that do not normally consider ethnicity as a major topic of concern, but whose own research and teaching interests could make unique contributions to the RMI program. Potential examples include scholar-teachers who specialize in psychology, cognitive science, human biology, ecology, environmental racism, or the human dimensions of climate change.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment. Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, current CV, teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also submit a brief statement of their understanding of the importance of diversity in a university setting. The statement should identify the types of diversity-related research, teaching, and service activities in which the candidate would anticipate adopting a leadership role.
  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 8, but they will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit application materials online until the search is complete.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to: Dean Michael McGinnis, Search Committee Chair (RMI@indiana.edu). Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.”
  • Posted to SEM 11/2/17

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 26 October 2017)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Musicology)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Musicology
  • Position Summary: The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a two‐year full‐time post-doctoral visiting position in musicology for the academic years 2018‐2020. The resident scholar will teach one course per semester during three semesters, and two courses during one semester; conduct an active program of research during the appointment, resulting in the submission of proposals to research conferences, the submission of articles to academic journals, or other scholarly projects; attend two conferences per year; deliver a colloquium to the department each year; and participate in other departmental activities as assigned by the chair of the department.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. degree in music is required. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. from an institution other than Indiana University no more than five years prior to their appointment.
  • Department Contact for Questions: If you have any questions please contact Cecilia Fleming, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, IU Jacobs School of Music: ceciflem@indiana.edu or (812) 855-5541
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor; salary is $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all full‐time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a document (approximately two pages in length) describing your areas of expertise and proposing specific course topics that would be of interest, and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, email address, and other information, for each of your reference providers. An e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send publications or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, please contact Cecilia Fleming at (812) 855-5541 or ceciflem@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 10/26/2017
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • OAA: #21708-20
  • 12/3: Request for written materials (x2)
  • 2/6: Anyone heard anything?
  • 02/07: Invitation for campus visit
    • 2/7 Was there a round of phone/skype interviews? Or are they proceeding directly to campus visits?

International Christian University: Faculty Position in Musicology (Western Music) (Deadline: 1 May 2017 10 March 2018)Edit

  • International Christian University (ICU) is a private, bilingual liberal arts university with an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and graduate programs. ICU’s educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000 students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas. The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.
  • We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in musicology, with an emphasis on Western classical music. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the Graduate School.
  • Department/Program: Department of Humanities
  • Rank & Title: Assistant Professor, or above Associate Professor or Professor
  • Employment: Full-time
  • Term of Employment
1. Assistant Professor: A tenure-track position for a five-year term (with the possibility of promotion to Associate Professor after a tenure evaluation at the end of the term).
2. Associate Professor & Professor: Employment until the mandatory retirement age of 65.
  • Employment Conditions
1. Salary: in accordance with ICU employment regulations
2. Allowances: available, in accordance with ICU employment regulations (e.g. commuting allowance)
3. Working hours: in accordance with ICU employment regulation
4. Social insurance: coverage by Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (PMAC), workers’ compensation, etc.
  • Qualifications
1. Ph.D. or equivalent in musicology or a related field is required.
2. Language of instruction: Japanese and English
3. Commitment to the University’s Christian mission
  • Deadline for Applications: Applications must arrive at the address written below no later than May 31 2017. Post mark no later than March 10, 2018. (Deadline may be extended until a most appropriate candidate is found.)
  • Starting Date: April 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018
  • Selection Process:
1.Register your application online
2.Send all the applupcomcation materials by mail as described below.
3. After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be requested to give a lecture and to be interviewed.
  • Notification of Decision: Applicants will be notified by letter.
  • Application materials:
1. Curriculum Vitae. The ICU CV format is available for download at URL.
2. List of Academic Publications (Do not send actual publications until requested.)
3. Names and contact information of three references and one person who can testify the applicant’s commitment to Christianity.
4. Cover letter describing why the applicant is appropriate for the position. (The letter must be submitted both in English and Japanese.)
  • An application package with all necessary materials should be sent by registered mail to:
Professor Matt Gillan
Chair, Department of Humanities
International Christian University,
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
  • Write “Application for Position (Musicology)” on the envelope.
  • No email applications will be accepted.
  • In addition to sending the application materials, you must complete the online registration.
  • Submitted application materials will not be returned. Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.
  • E-mail: music-search@icu.ac.jp
  • Additional Information: For inquiries, please contact the above e-mail address.
  • 1/12 Job re-posted on Chronicle Vitae with extended deadline and some small changes to the ad, marked in bold above.

Iowa State University: Part-time Lecturer (Spring and Summer 2018) (Deadline: 05 December 2017) FILLED: Ryan Sheeler, Iowa State University 2006 (MA, Interdisciplinary Studies)Edit

  • Posting Number: 700230
  • Working Title: Lecturer
  • Advertised Employing Department: Music & Theatre
  • Appointment Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible
  • Base of Employment: B - Faculty (9 Months)
  • Full or Part Time: Part-Time
  • Proposed Start Date: 1/01/2018
  • Proposed End Date or Length of Term: 08/15/2018
  • Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Music and Theatre seeks an individual to teach one section of Music 304 (History of Rock-n-Roll) in the Spring of 2018 and one section online in the Summer of 2018.
  • Required Education and Experience: Masters degree in Music.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree in Music. Prior instruction experience teaching music in a college setting. Prior experience teaching the History of Rock-n-Roll or a similar class.
  • Department Contact Name: Donald Simonson
  • Department Contact Phone: 515-294-0400
  • Department Contact Email: drs@iastate.edu
  • Additional Information: Appointment will be for Spring and Summer of 2018.
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
  • If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
  • Guaranteed Consideration Date: 12/05/2017

Istanbul Technical University: Full-time instructor/foreign teaching faculty, Ethnomusicology (Spring 2018) (Deadline: 15 July 2017) FILLED: Robert Beahrs, UC Berkeley 2014, University of Pittsburgh Postdoc)Edit

  • Continuing (one-year renewable) position at the Center for Advanced Studies in Music.
  • Salary rank: Instructor/Foreign Teaching Faculty.
  • The contract includes possible university housing (with very low rent).
  • Start Date: 1 January 2018.
  • Teaching responsibilities: four courses per semester. Candidates should be able to offer a general course on World Music, and courses in Transcription and Analysis, Foundations of Ethnomusicology, and Fieldwork, in addition to advising students and supervising Masters and Doctoral dissertations. There will also be the opportunity to develop new courses within the program. The language of instruction is English.
  • Located on the university's Macka campus, the Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) was established in 1999. It provides the only U.S.-style graduate music program in Turkey, and attracts top quality international students. MIAM offers a Masters degree in Music with specialties in Music Theory, Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Sound Engineering, Composition, Sonic Arts, Music Business and Management, and Performance. It also offers the Doctorate with concentrations in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music Theory, Sound Engineering, Composition, Sonic Arts, and Performance. In addition to teaching facilities, the Center houses a music library and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Istanbul Technical University is Turkey's oldest (established 1774) and among its most prestigious. Its alumni include presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders. A European City of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a vibrant metropolis of great historical and cultural interest.
  • Doctorate in Ethnomusicology preferred.
  • Send resume, cover letter, and three reference letters. All materials should be submitted electronically to: Paul Whitehead (whitehead@itu.edu.tr). Phone: +90-212-247-1733. Fax: +90-212-248-5316.

Ithaca College: Diversity Scholars Fellowship (Music) (Deadline: 09 December 2017 18 January 2018)Edit

  • Vacancy ID: F2079
  • Job Title: DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP
  • Department: Music
  • School/Parent Organization: School of Music
  • Division: Provost and Educational Affairs Division
  • Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary
  • Academic Year: 2018-2019
  • Anticipated start date: 08/16/2018
  • If temporary, expected end date: 05/31/2019
  • Faculty Status: Term
  • Position/Job Summary: The School of Music at Ithaca College announces its Diversity Scholars Fellowship Program search for 2018-19. Hosting two fellows, this program supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments at liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities. Fellows who successfully obtain the doctoral degree and show an exemplary record of teaching, scholarship, and engagement in academic service throughout the fellowship may be considered as candidates for tenure-eligible appointments anticipated to begin in fall 2019.
  • We welcome applications in the following areas: a) ethnomusicology, with the capacity to lead a scholarly and performance-based exploration of the musics of India, China, Africa, or other cultures typically underrepresented in U.S. schools of music; and b) hip-hop music performance, preferably with an interest in music education or music for children and an ability to help explore pedagogy of non-traditional musics and ensembles in K-12 public education.
  • Position Responsibilities and Terms of Fellowship: Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2018, to May 31, 2019) and are non-renewable. Fellows will receive a $32,000 stipend; $5,000 in travel/professional development support; relocation reimbursement; office space; health benefits; and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. Fellows will teach one three-credit course (or its equivalent) in the fall semester and another in the spring semester, will be mentored by senior faculty, will participate in at least one official function per semester, and must partake in an exit interview.
  • Applicant Stipulations: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program leading to a doctoral degree (DMA, EdD, PhD) at a U.S. institution, display evidence of superior academic achievement and a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level, and be authorized to work in the United States. Prior to August 15, 2018, potential fellows must be advanced to candidacy at their home institution. Preference will be given to candidates in the last year of dissertation writing, or of completing the final document or its equivalent.
  • Instructions for submitting your application: Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter, CV, transcripts from an accredited doctoral-granting institution, and two syllabi of courses you propose to teach. You must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the references upon final submission of your application. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 9, 2017.
  • Work authorization: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
  • Apply at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/12731
  • 1/9 Per post on AMS-L, deadline extended to 18 January 2018

John Tyler Community College: Music Faculty (Deadline: 10 May 2018)Edit

  • Job Open Date: 04/10/2018
  • Job Close Date: 05/10/2018
  • Position Number: F0004
  • Job Posting Number: 1036577
  • Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Job Description: To teach music appreciation, music history and music theory in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online formats, in addition to vocal and/or instrumental performance in class, applied, and ensemble formats. Full-time responsibilities include teaching the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations. Responsibilities will include student advising, outreach to high schools for recruitment, and working with transfer partners to ensure curriculum alignment. The selected incumbent will work closely with the department chair on program assessment, curriculum development and oversight, strategic planning for the music department, music programming for the Lynn Theatre, and will actively serve on division and college committees.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Music (MM) in Music/Music Performance from an accredited college or university, or equivalent with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Music. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and demonstrated communication skills required. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree (DMA or PhD) in Music; postsecondary teaching experience; experience leading postsecondary music programs; experience conducting and/or musical direction.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/. *REQUIRED: A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

King's College London: Lecturer in Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 02 April 2018)Edit

  • Reference: THW/18/059639/000352
  • Salary Details: £33,518 to £39,992 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,923 per annum LWA
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at lecturer level who is able to teach, supervise and assess our BMus and MMus programmes, provide PhD supervision, and conduct high-quality original research. Applicants with expertise in any aspect of music between 1450-1750 are invited to apply.
  • The appointed candidate will be an excellent teacher who can develop and deliver teaching for core modules at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level, as well as contributing to the Department’s suite of optional modules.
  • As King’s is committed to research-led teaching, the appointee must be able to demonstrate an established or growing profile of excellent research. Finally, the appointee is expected to have the commitment and necessary competences to participate actively in the Department’s everyday administrative functions.
  • Closing date: 02 April 2018
  • If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Martin Stokes, Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1102, Email: martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk

King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 19 November 2017)Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • Reference: THW/17/059639/001530
  • Salary Details: £33,518 - £39,992 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,923 LWA per annum
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • The Department of Music at King’s College London is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Fellow on a fixed-term, twelve month contract. The successful applicant will have strengths in the ethnomusicological study of the Muslim world, and will deliver an MMus level module in this area. They will have the ability to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate dissertations, as allocated by the Head of Department. We expect Teaching Fellows to be able to underpin their teaching with first-class scholarship and to contribute to the administration of the department.
  • The post will be located on the Strand campus. All candidates should have completed a PhD degree. Candidates are encouraged to state in their letter of application how their teaching interests will fit into and enrich the overall profile of the department.
  • The selection process will include a panel interview.
  • Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 4 December
  • Closing date: 19 November 2017
  • If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Martin Stokes, Tel: 020 7848 1102, Email: martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk

Koc University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Byzantine Musical Instruments (Deadline: 06 April 2018)Edit

  • Koc University - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM), with the cooperation of the Friends of Music Society in Athens is launching a new research project, focusing on Byzantine Musical Instruments, which is scheduled to conclude within a 2-year period. The main aim of the project is to create an elaborate documentation of Byzantine Musical Instruments through the design and production of a web portal that will include by-products such as a fully integrated database for researchers, a digital exhibition for the wider public, and educational applications.
  • In the framework of the project, GABAM will appoint a post-doctoral fellow, who will be member of the research team and will be fully employed on the Byzantine Musical Instruments project. The Fellowship includes monthly salary, accommodation, travel and health insurance. The appointed fellow will be able to take full advantage of the facilities and libraries connected to Koc University.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in any of the following subjects: Byzantine Art/History/Literature or on Medieval Instruments/Historical Musicology/Music Iconography with a specific interest on the time period described with in the bounds of the research project, ideally proven through published literature. Candidates should be able to read music and be digitally literate.
  • The place of work will be GABAM at Koc University main campus, in Istanbul. However, the project will involve traveling to Greece and elsewhere to participate in fieldwork. Nikos Maliaras, professor at the Music Department- University of Athens, will be one of the scientific supervisors for this project and the successful candidate will collaborate closely with him.
  • The study and working language of both Koc University and GABAM in Eglish. However, knowledge of Byzantine Greek is extremely desirable. Knowledge of a language such as German will be an asset.
  • Period: 1-year contract, with a possible renewal of 1 year.
  • Application: Applications should be submitted to both gabam@ku.edu.tr and sfm@megaron.gr no later than 6 April 2018 and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and other scholarly work.

Laramie County Community College: Instructor, Instrumental Music (Deadline: 17 May 2018)Edit

  • The Instructor, Instrumental Music position teaches a wide range of academic music courses ranging from music theory and music history to conducting an ensemble. This position will have a split teaching load between direction of instrumental ensemble(s) of wind symphony and/or jazz band and the academic music courses. The individual in this position must be adaptable to diverse learners and backgrounds and have the ability to coordinate a large private lesson program. This position will work closely with the choral music director, adjunct instructors, and community ensembles. This position will also engage with the community and actively recruit for the programs and ensembles. This position is also awarded release time for the planning and coordination of music productions as detailed in the assigned position description addendum.
  • (4/20) This is certainly a generalist position, but currently held by a musicologist.  The ideal candidate will teach history and theory and direct at least one ensemble (wind, jazz, strings, depending on expertise).  4-4 teaching load, with program coordination responsibilities as well.  It's no R1, but actually a pretty good job.  Good students, supportive administration, decent research/travel support, and a good salary (don't believe the posted salary- that's entry level with just a masters; there is an actual salary schedule online).  And easily commutable from Northern Colorado, if Wyoming isn't your thing.  Feel free to email either of the current full-time faculty with questions.
  • (4/26) Note priority consideration date has been moved forward to May 17.

Lebanese American University: Assistant Professor, Western Music (Deadline: 30 March 2018)Edit

  • Assistant Professor, Western Music
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Communication Arts
  • Campus: Beirut/Byblos
  • Expected start date: Fall 2018
  • Deadline for applying: March 30, 2018
  • Position Summary: The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a tenure-track faculty position in Western Music at the Assistant Professor rank. The department is interested in applicants able to balance theory, research, critical inquiry, performing arts, especially western music, teach various undergraduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs in the Department of Communication Arts.
  • Responsibilities
  • Teach on both campuses professional, research and theoretical courses in western music and other performing arts areas, from introductory to advanced levels.
  • Advise and mentor students and support student production projects and activities.
  • Actively engage in scholarly and artistic production in music and performing arts, particularly adaptations of Western music and performance to the Lebanese and Arab context.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to fundraising, organizing performances, and developing new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in music arts.
  • Evidence of a strong research and performance agenda and output.
  • Evidence of successful and extensive university teaching of Western music.
  • Evidence of creative/professional output and practical experience in the field.
  • Strong international network of connections with professional musicians.
  • Demonstrated ability to play a Western musical instrument at a professional level.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • Ability to play a musical instrument that complements and does not duplicate other music faculty in the department.
  • Experience in Western music and other related specialized areas.
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major performing arts projects and international programs.
  • Strong international network with musicians and performing artists.
  • The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at http://www.lau.edu.lb
  • Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of three references. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.
  • Candidates must refer to position no. AS-18-19 in the subject line of the email.

Leuphana University: Junior Professorship (W1, TT) in Musicology (Deadline: 14 January 2018)Edit

  • Junior Professorship (W1, TT) “Musicology”
  • The Faculty of Education, Institute of Arts, Music and Mediation at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior professorship:
Musicology (W1, tenure track)
  • You have an acknowledged expertise in historical, systematic or ethnological musical research and you ideally engage yourself in popular music studies. Your specific and distinct profile in teaching and research is demonstrated by relevant projects as well as methods and theories applied; in research ideally in popular music studies and related music cultures. Your innovative research projects apply a qualitative or quantitativ-empirical, ethnomusicological or historical approach.
  • You develop research opportunities and initiate projects that are unique in your field. You promote constructive professional dialog with leading internationally-renowned universities, and create an inspiring and dedicated environment in research, teaching and learning. As a professor (m/f), you take up the challenge of working with other colleagues from the Faculty of Education to expand the Education Research academic initiative at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. You share the idea of the university as an educational community, and make use of the diverse opportunities for academic cooperation offered both within the Faculty of Education and across the whole university.
  • You have a doctorate of outstanding quality and widely publish articles in relevant national and international journals and publishing houses. Experience and initiatives in attracting external research funding – demonstrated by appropriate concepts and/or initial project applications is favourable.
  • Applicants (m/f) also have a proven experience in teaching complementing their musicological competences. You teach with passion and high standards of quality in the courses offered at Leuphana College and Leuphana Graduate School. You also have very good English skills and are verifiably able to conduct courses in English. If you do not have a sufficient knowledge of German at the time of submitting your application, we expect you to have a good knowledge of English and be willing to acquire a sufficient knowledge of the German language within an appropriate period of time.
  • In accordance with § 30 (2) of the Lower Saxony University Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz – NHG, i.e. relevant state law), further requirements for appointment are:
a university degree in musicology or related subject;
an aptitude for teaching, demonstrated by experience and the use of innovative educational methods;
particular ability to engage in intensive, independent academic research, usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of the candidate’s dissertation in political science. [sic]
  • Junior professors (m/f) receive a pay grade W1 and are initially appointed for three years. Subject to a positive academic evaluation it is intended to extend the junior professorship for another three years to a total of six years (in accordance with the guidelines for the mid-term evaluation of junior professors of Leuphana University of Lüneburg). For this position tenure track is intended.
  • Excellent opportunities are available within the university to support women in their academic careers. Qualified women are particularly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.
  • For further information, please contact the dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiss (leiss@leuphana.de ) or the current acting director of the Institute of Arts, Music and Mediation, Prof. Dr. Michael Ahlers (michael.ahlers@leuphana.de ).
  • Please submit your application consisting of the following materials electronically in two separate PDF files: a) cover letter, CV, copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications.
  • Applications should be sent preferably electronically to beko@leuphana.de or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, Lüneburg D-21314 by January 14, 2018.

Liberty University: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Online) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 27 November 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: A00086P
  • Position Type: Adjunct Faculty
  • Disclaimer: Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.
  • Position Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Teaching online classes which may include but not be limited to the following:
ETHM411/511 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
ETHM512 Field of Ethnomusicology
ETHM513 Anthropology of Music
ETHM531 Resources and Materials in Ethnomusicology
ETHM650 Research Methodology
ETHM54_ Ethnic Music Seminar (author’s regional/topical specialization)
ETHM611 Arts in Global Engagement
WRSP811 Principles of Ethnodoxology
WRSP812 Theological and Cultural Contextualization in Worship
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology, DMA in Ethnomusicology or Global Studies. Mentoring/advising on fieldwork projects and graduate theses. Fieldwork/Research experience in one or more regional specialization. Strong collaborative skills. Experience teaching online preferred but not required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology, Experience in and passion for Ethnodoxology preferred. Fieldwork/Research experience one or more topical specialization. Experience in curriculum building. Mentoring/advising on fieldwork projects & graduate theses.
  • Work Hours: Flexible — Usually 10–15 hours a week online/per class
  • Posting Date: 11/27/2017
  • Special Instructions for Applicants: Please include a recent resume and/or CV

Liverpool Hope University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Date of Placement: Monday 30th October 2017
  • Ref: 2AMUSIC10
  • Closing date: Friday 1st December 2017 by 5.00 p.m.
  • Salary scale: £32,548 - £38,833 (Grade 7) per annum/£39,992 - £47,722 (Grade 8) per annum
  • We are looking to appoint two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Music, who will undertake teaching on the undergraduate BA and Major programmes in Music, as well as contributing to the MA Music and other provision. Candidates should have teaching experience, in Musicology, Music Analysis & Theory and Music Performance, and be able to contribute to the supervision of undergraduate (and where appropriate postgraduate taught) dissertations. The department would like to appoint one candidate within musicology, with a focus on classical music, and one within an area of music performance. The ability to teach in the area of popular music would be desirable.
  • The posts are permanent, subject to the normal probationary period of twelve months.
  • Please note that a PhD is required for the post of Senior Lecturer. When completing your application please include the title and a copy of the abstract of your doctoral dissertation. Candidates who have not completed a PhD but are at a very advanced stage can be short-listed and interviewed for the post of Lecturer. However, if offered the post you would be required to successfully complete the PhD within 6 months from the date of appointment to the role. The post will not be continued beyond this point unless this condition is met.
  • We recruit staff nationally and internationally as we seek out the best to help build Hope for the future. If you join us you will be doing so at an exciting and challenging time as we work to build a liberal arts inspired university of distinction in the UK. If you have the energy, drive and commitment to assist us in this task, we would be delighted to hear from you.
  • Job Description
  • Person Specification - 2AMUSIC10
  • Application process


Longy School of Music: Teacher of Music History (Part-Time) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 11 December 2017)Edit

  • The Longy School of Music of Bard College is seeking applications to fill a faculty position in its Music History faculty. Teaching duties will include graduate music history review and possibly graduate music history electives.
  • Responsibilities: Work with department chair and conservatory colleagues to create challenging course content tailored to the needs of Longy’s graduate and undergraduate students. Create and distribute well-organized, thoughtful syllabi for all courses. As appropriate, incorporate elements of the Longy mission into course delivery. Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory. Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles. Provide curricular recommendations to conservatory advisors about failing students. Communicate with Longy advisors about students who are struggling emotionally. Participate in large school events including new student orientation, commencement, full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings. Provide recommendations and support to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to pursue advanced study (graduate and doctoral). Counsel students on performance job opportunities post-graduation.
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates for the position will be musicologists with broadly recognized records of creative work and significant accomplishment as educators in higher education who will bring a creative, engaging, and dynamic approach to the classroom. An advanced degree (MM) or demonstrated equivalent is required; a doctorate is preferred. Also preferred is a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education.
  • Compensation: Longy offers a competitive salary plus an Open Time Off Policy (OPTO), which includes a generous Family Medical Leave policy of 12 paid weeks. Longy also offers discounts on tuition at Longy, enrollment in Longy’s defined contribution retirement plan, group health and dental plans, life and long‐term disability insurance, flexible spending account and qualified transportation programs.
  • To Apply: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of five references by hard copy or email to: Sean Wang, Acting Chair of Historical Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (sean.wang(at)longy.edu). Please do not send any additional materials at this time. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/4/18: Has anyone who applied heard anything? Longy starts its spring term on January 16th! 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität: Professorship (W2) of Musicology (begins April 2019) (Deadline: 24 May 2018 )Edit

  • The Faculty of History and the Arts invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Musicology commencing on 1 April 2019.
  • The professorship covers musicology, focusing on medieval and early modern music history in teaching as well as in research. An additional research focus on systematic musicology, popular music research or digital humanities is desirable.
  • LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.
  • The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.
  • Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.
  • Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of History and the Arts by email to the address W2MW@lrz.uni-muenchen.de, no later than May 24, 2018.

Maastricht University: Postdoctoral researcher, Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (Deadline: 31 May 2018)Edit

  • Applicants are invited for a 4-year postdoctoral position within the project within the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music. The MCICM is a collaboration between Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the South Netherlands Philharmonic.
  • Three research lines guide the research in the MCICM: orchestrating social relevance and value in the knowledge society of the 21st century; modernizing cultural participation; and preserving and adapting sounding heritage. The Postdoctoral researcher will develop the first research line. Classical music as an art form has always reflected and interacted with the societal context in which it developed. What does this mean for classical music in 21st century societies? How do societal changes, e.g. the focus on experiences in what is called the ‘experience society’ affect classical music as a practice? And how can classical music institutions, and especially the symphony orchestra, have an impact on societal issues such as social cohesion or regional development?
  • He/she will work independently and in collaboration with the Special chair that leads the MCICM and the other partners in the centre. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to expand on the details of their own research based on their expertise, the material they gather and their own ideas, in consultation with the director of the MCICM. An important task is the writing of grant applications. They will also work synergistically and collectively with the rest of the team. For example, they will: play a crucial role in the conceptual and methodological innovations required by the project as a collective endeavour; lead, and contribute to, academic publications; participate in team meetings; offer active support to the PhDs; engage in presentations; and be involved in the co-organisation of workshops and other events related to the MCICM. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in Maastricht.
  • Requirements: Humanities or social science scholars who have a completed PhD in innovative classical music practices (or in another relevant field, such as Sound Studies or Artistic Research in relation to music), with methodological experience in qualitative social science research methods, are invited to apply. In particular we are looking for a researcher with a strong background both in academic and practice-oriented music research. The successful candidate must be willing to travel, be open to working together with a multi-disciplinary team of six scholars and researchers as well as music students, teachers and professionals on a collaborative project, and have excellent organisational abilities. Excellent communication and writing skills in English are a prerequisite, since the candidates will be engaging on an international level, collaborating with other team members in English and producing English-language publications. Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage, however not essential.
  • Conditions of employment: This is an exciting opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research team carrying out cutting-edge academic and artistic research on innovative classical music practices. We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The postdoctoral researcher will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within one or more of the four themes within the research programme. They will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.
  • We offer a 1.00 fte appointment as Researcher for 4 years. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for the remaining two years.
  • Your position of Post-doctoral Researcher (Onderzoeker 3) will consist of 100% research.
  • Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about € 3.111,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. After a positive assessment a promotion to scale 11 is possible in the 2nd year.
  • You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.
  • Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave. You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.
  • Starting date: no later than 1 September 2018
  • Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Dr. Peter Peters, 043-3883453/3319 and p.peters@maastrichtuniversity.nl
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit: A letter of motivation summarising relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position. A CV including a complete list of publications. A grade transcript of previous education at Master/graduate level. PhD degree certificate. Their best article or book chapter, preferably single-authored.
  • The deadline for submitting your application is 31 May 2018
  • All applicants will be notified within one month following the deadline as to whether or not they have been selected for an interview with the search committee. Short-listed candidates will be asked to write a research proposal related to the project described above, of 1,000 words (further details will be supplied) and provide two references. Interviews will take place in Maastricht and/or via Skype.

Masaryk University: Assistant Professor (Music History/Piano) (Deadline: 11 May 2018)Edit

  • Department of Music – Faculty of Education
  • Deadline: 11 May 2018
  • Start date: September 1,2018
  • Dean of the Faculty of Education Masaryk University is announced in accordance with § 77 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. the tender for a position of Assistant Professor for the Department of Music with specialisation on music history and piano playing.
  • Requirements: scientific degree Ph.D. in a given or related field, educational practice in the field, qualification for scientific work, qualification for artistic work, potential for international professional/research activities (required a list of attended foreign conferences, research fellowships, participation in research projects, etc.), active knowledge of English.
  • Applications together with a structured CV, motivation letter and photocopies of documents on education, an overview of current professional practice, artistic and publication activities, is collecting until 11.05.2018.
  • To apply, complete an application at the university job e-Application system at https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/39030

Massey University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Critical Studies in Contemporary/Popular Music (Deadline: 23 August 2017)Edit

  • Location: Wellington
  • Term: Fixed Term of 3 Years
  • Grade: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Range 1)
  • Salary: TBA
  • Applications close: 11:45 p.m. on 23 August 2017
  • Position overview: The School of Music and Creative Media Production is recruiting a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in contemporary (popular) music studies. The successful candidate will have a post-graduate qualification and show evidence of vision and innovation in research and teaching. The successful candidate will have expertise in at least one area relating to the critical study of contemporary (popular) music (i.e. political economy of music, music and media), and will ideally have knowledge of critical frameworks and reflexive methodologies transferable to other creative disciplines, including film, games, online or other emerging digital media.
  • Qualifications: Relevant post-graduate degree.
  • Experience
Knowledge of critical perspectives relating to contemporary (popular) music.
Knowledge of theoretical frameworks relating to political economies, free-economy, creative communities, scenes and subcultures.
Critical understanding of music media on multiple platforms such as mobile, web, and television, and the influential role that media, image and identity play in the music industry.
Knowledge of web-based and online platforms relevant to the music industry.
Knowledge of academic texts relating to music media, video, and online environments, as well as creative media practice and industries.
Knowledge of critical perspectives and reflexive methodologies relevant to other creative disciplines, including films, games, online or other emerging digital media.
Ability in effective course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Experience in communicating complex theoretical and conceptual ideas.
Understanding of pedagogical approaches relevant to teaching music in an arts based environment.
Demonstrate a knowledge of practice based research.
Ability in effective course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Experience in supervising postgraduate students to completion is preferred.
Experience in preparing a PBRF or international equivalent research portfolio would be an advantage.
Experience in undertaking in peer review of teaching in order to continually improve own and colleagues’ teaching effectiveness.
Demonstrated track record of research activity and performance appropriate to the level of appointment.
Track record of obtaining research funding is preferred.

McGill University: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline for full consideration: 1 November 2017)Edit

  • McGill University: Department of Music Research (Schulich School of Music)
  • Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • The Department of Music Research invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will begin on August 1, 2018.
  • We seek an outstanding scholar whose primary focus is North American Indigenous music culture. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (ABD considered) and a strong record of published research commensurate with her/his career stage. An interest in collaborating in multi-disciplinary initiatives and native or near-native fluency in at least one indigenous language will be assets. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Courses will include introductory surveys, intermediate/ advanced undergraduate courses, and graduate 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 who will enrich the ethnic and cultural balance of the Department and University.
  • Applicants should submit the following items using our on-line application form at https://www.mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment: Cover letter, including i) a statement of research interests, and ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; dissertation abstract (300-500 words); and three letters of recommendation (hard copies with original signatures on letterhead paper will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews)
  • Further inquiries may be addressed to: Professor Roe-Min Kok – Chair, Department of Music Research and Search Committee Chair; chair.music_research@mcgill.ca (subject title: Ethnomusicology Search)
  • Posted on September 8, 2017
  • 01/27 Request for more materials and Skype interview.
  • 03/02 Invitation for campus interview.

McGill University: Postdoctoral Fellowship positions: Analysis, creation and teaching of orchestration (ACTOR)] (Deadline: None listed)Edit

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship positions: Analysis, creation and teaching of orchestration (ACTOR)
  • Two two-year positions for postdoctoral fellows (PDF) are available at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (www.mcgill.ca/music). The PDFs will work within an international, interdisciplinary partnership directed by Stephen McAdams, and including researchers from McGill and twenty partner universities and institutions. The ACTOR Partnership (www.actor-project.org) proposes to bring the often-neglected topics of timbre and orchestration to the forefront of musical scholarship and practice, through a collaboration including world-class artists, scholars, and scientists.
  • PDF 1: One post-doctoral researcher will carry out original analyses of historical and contemporary orchestration techniques. The PDF will be involved in project coordination, score and text analysis, perceptual experimentation, and co-supervision of students. The ideal candidate must be musically literate and have completed doctoral studies in any combination of music theory, musicology, music psychology, and computer music. Familiarity with databases and computational approaches are a strong asset.
  • PDF 2: The second post-doctoral researcher will be involved in the application of humanistic and scientific research on orchestration in the fields of music theory and musicology, orchestration pedagogy, and compositional practice. They will develop of methods for evaluating the impact of this research in those domains and will co-supervise students. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in music theory, musicology, or composition, with a strong background in orchestration and an interest in pedagogical innovation.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD within 3 years of the application date. They should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 representative papers, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to stephen.mcadams -at- mcgill.ca. Start date (negotiable) is Fall 2018. For further details on the ACTOR Partnership to decide if this PDF is a good fit for you, please contact Stephen McAdams.
  • Posted to AMS-L 5/15

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Jazz and Improvisation) (Deadline: 18 September 2017) FILLED: Andrea Meagher, Queensland University of Technology (MA Creative Industries)Edit

  • Job no: 0043336
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Southbank
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of VCA and MCM
  • Salary: $98,755 – $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 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 an innovative and committed Lecturer in Music (Jazz & Improvisation) who possesses the right blend of performance, imagination and creativity to inspire students to create, innovate and collaborate in new and emerging forms of improvised musics. The appointee will be professionally committed to the core value of personal creativity and able to work outside the notated Western art music tradition to embrace collaborative improvisation and performance with musicians from diverse styles and creative backgrounds. The appointee will also be expected to maintain an active research profile by undertaking artistic research in performance particularly in the area of jazz and improvisational creative practice.
  • We are seeking an expert in contemporary improvisation with a doctoral degree in music or equivalent professional experience. Experience in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate curriculum in improvised musics and ability to champion change and innovation to strategically address the emerging forms of improvised musics is essential.
  • This is a full time, continuing position commencing January 2018 or as negotiated.
  • For further information, please visit http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au. Applications close 18 September 2017.

Merrimack College: Adjunct Lecturer of Music (Spring 2018) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 09 November 2017) FILLED: Jeannette DiBernardo Jones, Boston University ABDEdit

  • The department of Visual and Performance Arts at Merrimack College seeks an Adjunct Lecturer to teach one undergraduate course for non-music majors, FAA 1310: The Nature of Music: The Art of Listening, in the Spring 2018 semester. FAA 1310 is a course designed to introduce students to the art of active listening to music. A multiplicity of musical styles and genres are employed in the course as means toward the ultimate goal of developing deeper, more aware listening habits in the students’ daily life. The course includes exploration of western classical genres, including opera and the symphony; popular styles like jazz and rock; and folk musics of the world, including the Americas.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology preferred, A.B.D. considered; evidence of excellence in classroom teaching at the college level.
  • To Apply: Please apply online with a letter of application, at least two letters of recommendation, and a current C.V. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 06 March 2018) FILLED: Elizabeth Macy, UCLA 2010Edit

  • Posting Number: F00514
  • Position Title: Music - Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology, Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)
  • Position Number: F 127
  • Salary for Announcement: Commensurate with experience and education
  • Duties/Responsibilities: Teach a 12 credit hour load per semester. Teach in a variety of areas within the Ethnomusicology and Musicology concentrations as related to candidate’s background, specialization, and experience, including music survey courses for majors and non-majors. Duties may also include coordinating and/or directing a world music ensemble. Maintain scholarly activity at regional and national levels. Assist with the coordination of the ethnomusicology and general studies areas. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform department, university and community service. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: “ABD” in Ethnomusicology or Musicology.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or Musicology. Successful college teaching experience. A record of scholarly activity in the candidate’s area of expertise, such as conference presentations, scholarly publications, or relevant performance experience.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the needs of a diverse urban population. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
  • Posting date 02/05/2018
  • Closing date 03/06/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AT https://www.msudenverjobs.com.
  • References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.
  • Please note you may submit copies of transcripts at the time of application. This is optional and is not required. If you wish to submit them and are unable to at the time of application please send them to Christine Devine at collinch@msudenver.edu.
  • Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.
  • If you cannot attach any documents at time of application, please submit them electronically to Christine Devine at collinch@msudenver.edu. Label it as Search #F127
  • Hard Copies can be submitted to:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Music Department
Campus Box 58, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
  • This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.
  • 12 credit hours per semester? I hope that's a typo. The way things are going, it probably isn't. 02/16
  • 2/18: 12 credit hours = around 4 courses per term (most courses at MSU Denver are 3 credits). It's a teaching-intensive position. It's not all that unusual.
  • Request for phone interview 3/22
  • 4/19 Any movement on this? "Radio" silence is disconcerting.
  • 5/10: rejection email received

Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 26 February 2018) FILLED: Kathryn Fenton, University of Western Ontario 2012Edit

  • Position Number: 131260
  • Job Title: Music, Musicology, Tenure Track Faculty
  • Job Description: The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#131260) to teach undergraduate and graduate core courses in western music history. Other teaching opportunities may include: American music, 20th century music, and other areas as needed that highlight the strengths of the candidate, or complement the current faculty. Rank to be considered for this position is assistant/associate professor. Start date is August 1, 2018.
  • The successful candidate will have an active and visible research with resulting presentations and publications, developing national-international reputation, assist in recruiting of graduate students in musicology, service to the School of the Music, the university, and the profession.
  • Required Education: PhD in Musicology or closely related field by appointment date.
  • Other Desirable: Candidates with evidence of prior experience in teaching at the college-university level in the subject area and extensive research experience with evidence of publication and/or presentation at professional conferences may receive special consideration
  • Salary and Benefits: Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
  • Job Open Date: 01/19/2018
  • Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration: 02/26/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are required to include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities as appropriate to the discipline, at the time of online application.
  • If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.
  • If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.
  • Additional Information: If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
  • Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters of recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.
  • Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Request for phone interview (3/16) (x2)
  • 3/29  Any news? (x2)
  • 4/16 Anyone hear anything? (x2)
  • 5/2 Email indicating position filled. 

Middlebury College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 11 May 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music invites applicants for a full-time 1-year position in ethnomusicology at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2018. Responsibilities will include teaching survey courses in ethnomusicology and developing as well as directing a curricular or co-curricular Afro-pop ensemble. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in ethnomusicology (ABD will be considered), provide evidence of excellent teaching, demonstrate artistic achievement and/or scholarly potential, and be committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Department of Music; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at http://apply.interfolio.com/50156 and http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/music.
  • The application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2018. For inquiries please contact Jeffrey Buettner, Music Department Chair, (802) 443-5938, buettner@middlebury.edu

Missional University: Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: African Music Focus (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 July 2017) FILLED: Paul Neeley, University of GhanaEdit

  • MISSIONAL UNIVERSITY
  • Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: African Music Focus
  • Work at Home
  • Contract
  • Reports To: Dean, School of Creative Expression, Missional University
  • Approved By: President of the Missional University
  • Notice to Applicants: Please attach a letter of inquiry, curriculum vita, and three references. In your letter of inquiry, please explain your Christian faith commitment and international / missions experience. Thank you!
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND DOCTORATE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY TO BE CONSIDERED (DMA or PhD or DMiss required.) EdD APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. THANK YOU.
  • The School of Creative Expression at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in Ethnomusicology with an African Music focus teaching courses in the Department of Music & Ethnodoxoogy. Applicants must have a DMA or PhD or DMiss in Ethnomusicology with significant study and exposure to African music & culture. Applicants may teach online from anywhere on the globe and do not have to have US residency, but must be fluent in English and have a stable internet connection. Applicants must have practical missions experience within their own country or beyond. Applicants must have a strong orientation to relating media & communication to the missio dei (mission of God) in the scripture. Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in communication & media to equip Christian believers to do missional ministry in mission and denominational agencies, churches and other faith-based organizations.
  • Since the Missional University is dedicated to training grassroots missional leaders in the evangelical tradition, administrative staff and faculty members must commit to both our faith and ethos statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women, majority world scholars, ethnic minorities, and recent doctoral graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Additional information about Missional University may be seen at: http://missional.university.
  • Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from an accredited university or seminary with specific background in African music and culture. Teaching experience, preferably online. A vibrant Christian testimony. Practical missions experience in his/her own country of origin or beyond. Agreement with the faith and ethos statements of the Missional University.
  • http://missional.university/creativeexpression/index.php/about/faculty-bios/dr-paul-neeley/

Missional University: Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: Asian Music Focus (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 July 2017) FILLED: James Michell, Macquarie University 2012Edit

  • MISSIONAL UNIVERSITY
  • Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: Asian Music Focus
  • Work at Home
  • Contract
  • Reports To: Dean, School of Creative Expression, Missional University
  • Approved By: President of the Missional University
  • Notice to Applicants: Please attach a letter of inquiry, curriculum vita, and three references. In your letter of inquiry, please explain your Christian faith commitment and international / missions experience. Thank you!
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND DOCTORATE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY TO BE CONSIDERED (DMA or PhD or DMiss required.) EdD APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. THANK YOU.
  • The School of Creative Expression at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in Ethnomusicology with an Asian Music focus teaching courses in the Department of Music & Ethnodoxoogy. Applicants must have a DMA or PhD or DMiss in Ethnomusicology with significant study and exposure to Asian music & culture. Applicants may teach online from anywhere on the globe and do not have to have US residency, but must be fluent in English and have a stable internet connection. Applicants must have practical missions experience within their own country or beyond. Applicants must have a strong orientation to relating media & communication to the missio dei (mission of God) in the scripture. Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in communication & media to equip Christian believers to do missional ministry in mission and denominational agencies, churches and other faith-based organizations.
  • Since the Missional University is dedicated to training grassroots missional leaders in the evangelical tradition, administrative staff and faculty members must commit to both our faith and ethos statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women, majority world scholars, ethnic minorities, and recent doctoral graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Additional information about Missional University may be seen at: http://missional.university.
  • Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from an accredited university or seminary with specific background in Asian music and culture. Teaching experience, preferably online. A vibrant Christian testimony. Practical missions experience in his/her own country of origin or beyond. Agreement with the faith and ethos statements of the Missional University.
  • http://missional.university/creativeexpression/index.php/about/faculty-bios/dr-james-mitchell/

Montgomery College: Music Full-time Faculty (Deadline: 30 March 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Music Full-time Faculty
  • Job Description Summary: Montgomery College (Maryland), Takoma Park/Silver Spring is seeking a full-time music faculty member to fill a position for fall 2018.
  • Job Description: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Teach music appreciation and theory courses.
  • Teach classes in piano, guitar, and voice.
  • Teach 30 semester hours per academic year of courses related to the discipline.
  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend, accelerated sections, and/or online courses. Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.
  • Serve on or lead department, discipline, campus, and college committees.
  • Provide academic advising to students.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention activities for the department.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Completed Master’s degree in music or equivalent degree.
  • College-level teaching experience in music. (Graduate school experience is acceptable, but applicant must have been instructor of record)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional activity in music.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate computer/digital technology into course delivery.
  • Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
  • Completed PhD in Music or Doctorate in Musical Arts.
  • Experience teaching or demonstrated ability to teach music appreciation and history.
  • Experience teaching or demonstrated ability to teach piano, guitar, and/or voice.
  • Experience teaching or demonstrated ability to teach music theory.
  • Experience teaching online courses.
  • Experience producing live performances.
  • Experience working with students of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience supporting underprepared students.
  • This position is part of a collective bargaining unit and requires payment of dues or a service fee.
  • Application Process: Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment Online applications must be received by March 30, 2018.
  • In addition to the standard online MC application, applicant must attach a single PDF with the following documents, in this order:
  • Cover letter;
  • CV/Resume;
  • A link to three (3) one minute samples of your work;
  • List of college-level credit courses taught; and
  • Sample course syllabus.

Monterey Peninsula College: Music Instructor (Deadline: 20 February 2018)Edit

  • Music Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018
  • Salary: $54,118.00 - $73,386.00 Annually
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Job Number: 2017-00063
  • Closing: 2/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
  • Description: Monterey Peninsula College is seeking applicants for a full­time tenure track instructor in Music. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of Music classes. This will include conducting a major ensemble (instrumental or vocal) and teaching classes in first and second year Music Theory and Music Appreciation. Additionally, the candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: Music Technology, Choral, Vocal, Instrumental Conducting, Jazz Studies, or World Music. The successful candidate will also provide leadership and vision to the Music department, to include coordination of a yearly performance schedule.
  • Full time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are expected to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's in music OR Bachelor's in music AND Master's in humanities
  • OR the equivalent (Equivalency Form must be submitted for consideration)
  • A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2018.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Full-time music teaching experience at the college or high school level
  • Demonstrated professional level capacity in your performance medium
  • Effective communication skills in a professional environment
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching music theory, music appreciation, and a variety of other music topics
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community groups and campus organizations
  • Experience with program and curriculum development, preferably at the college level
  • Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit members and conduct a college level performing ensemble
  • Assignment & Anticipated Start Date: The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week per semester. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide flex events beginning the week of August 13, 2018. Fall semester begins August 20, 2018.
  • Application Deadline: A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST February 20, 2018. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, extend, cancel, postpone, or restart the recruitment at any time.
  • Application Procedures: To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
  • A completed Online Application including a Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
  • Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications;
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations on Foreign Transcripts
  • At least one (1) current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment.
  • Please Note: Finalists will be required to submit a recording of a recent performance or sound engineering project before receiving an interview and audition at the college. Only the items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials using PDF files and label files clearly reflecting the contents of each attachment. To apply for this position, please go to www.mpc.edu/employment and click on the link for "Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.
  • For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Samara Simeone, Human Resources Department, Monterey Peninsula College, 831-­646-4024,ssimeone@mpc.edu
  • Interview Process: Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the first week in the month of April 2018. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, extend, cancel, postpone, or restart the recruitment at any time.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

Mount Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 25 April 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • The Department of Music at Mount Allison University invites applications for a position in Music History. This is a full-time nine-month appointment, beginning August 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in Music History/Musicology and an established record of successful teaching at the university level. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the standard Music History sequence and an upper-level music history elective, offered to Bachelor of Music students, as well as a survey course for non-majors. The expected teaching load will be a total of five courses over the academic year. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to undertake departmental service, including outreach, recruitment, and committee work.
  • Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees. Applications should be sent to the address below. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Dr. Stephen Runge
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Music
Mount Allison University
134 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1A6
Phone: (506) 364-2173
Fax: (506) 364-2376
E-mail: srunge -at- mta.ca
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until April 25, 2018 or until the position is filled. Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should clearly indicate their citizenship or residency status in their application.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 4/23/18
  • 05/18/18: Informed that another candidate had accepted the position.

National Sun Yat-sen University: Full-time Faculty in Music (Deadline: 31 August 2017)Edit

  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Date Posted: July 3, 2017
  • Type: Tenured, tenure track
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • We invite applications with minimum of two years of college teaching experience for a full-time faculty position in the Music Department at National Sun Yat-sen University.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (at least one of the following):
Doctorate degree
Assistant professor or higher ranking
International Music Competition Awards
Has been invited and collaborated with famous groups
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (at least one of the following):
DMA/PhD dissertation
As a performer, provides five public concerts including at least three solo recitals (minimum 60 minutes per concert)
As a composer, provides at least 60 minutes original music composition
Has been a lecturer for at least three years with evidence of academic achievement and teaching experience
With evidence of outstanding achievement and related working experience for nine years
  • TEACHING DUTIES (at least two of the four categories):
Performance: applied music for violin/voice, chamber music
Literature and pedagogy: strings/voice, chamber music
Production Engineering: intermedia production, computer-based music composition, recording arts
Others: a cappella, production for music theater, music production and administration, collaborative piano, world music
  • The position also requires supervision of graduate thesis, as well as service on department, college, and university committees. Proficiency in Chinese is required.
  • Application Deadline: 31 August, 2017
  • Required Information:
Current curriculum vita
A copy of degree certificate
Official copy of final academic transcripts
A copy of DMA/PhD dissertation needed for QUALIFICATIONS no.1 or no.2
Three recommendation letters
Applicants are required to submit Form 2 and Form 3 (website: http://music.nsysu.edu.tw )
  • To view the position description, please visit: http://music.nsysu.edu.tw (All materials must be received no later than 31 August, 2017)
  • Mailing Address:
Prof. Ying, Kwang-I, Chair
Department of Music
National Sun Yat-sen University
70 Lian-hai Road, Kaohsiung 80424
Taiwan, R.O.C.

National University: Part-Time Onsite Adjunct Instructor (Music) (Deadline: None listed, posted 13 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Part-Time Onsite Adjunct Instructor (Music)
  • Department: College of Letters and Sciences
  • City: Twenty-nine Palms
  • State / Province: California
  • Job Position Type: Part Time
  • Job Description: National University is looking for a part time adjunct faculty to teach onsite music courses offered by the College of Letters and Sciences at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms.
  • MUSIC COURSES:
  1. MUS 100: Fundamentals of Music: An examination of the basic structure of Western music, musical styles, form, different periods and their chief representatives and the dynamics of musical expression and appreciation. Introduces students to elements of music theory common to many cultures.
  2. MUS 326: American Music: A survey of the evolution of American music from the Colonial period to the present. Emphasizes political, social and economic developments as related to the evolution of American music. Styles of music may include colonial hymns and psalters, American Indian music, African slave music, minstrel/sentimental songs, spirituals, folk/country music, brass bands, ragtime, jazz, blues and contemporary music.
  3. MUS 327: World Music: An exploration of musical traditions and techniques in a variety of cultures, including Japan, India, Native America, South America, and Africa. Broadens the students’ cultural understanding of music.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university in related field, for undergraduate level courses. College level teaching experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications:An earned terminal degree (PhD, Ph.D. Candidate or Master degree in related field) from a regionally accredited university. Experience with teaching adult learners preferred.

New College of Florida: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 November 2017) FILLED: Hugo Viera Vargas, Indiana University 2008 (PhD History), Universidad Metropolitana, Associate Research ProfessorEdit

  • New College of Florida seeks a scholar-teacher with expertise in Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean popular music and culture for a new tenure-track position. Applicants who focus on African diasporic culture(s) are particularly welcomed. The candidate should also have the capacity and desire to contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary program in Latin American Studies. Ph.D. or terminal degree in relevant discipline or interdisciplinary area is required by time of hire. Relevant disciplines or interdisciplinary areas may include ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, sociology, folklore, Latin American studies, performance studies, cultural studies, and other areas and fields that engage critically with popular music in a global context. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/).
  • We are particularly interested in those who have demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, including connecting with the local community. Faculty teach two courses per semester, sponsor individual and group tutorials, serve as academic advisors, supervise independent study projects during the January interterm, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Candidates with broad interests and the ability to supervise students across disciplines are preferred. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to establish and maintain a program of research. Experience as a musician or leading a student ensemble is not required, but would be welcomed.
  • Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment . A complete application will include an email to musicologysearch@ncf.edu and contain letter of application, CV, the names of three references (including at least one who can address teaching), unofficial graduate transcripts, two descriptions of potential courses, and a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive learning environment.
  • We will begin reviewing files Nov.15 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.
  • Dec 14: Request for Skype interview (X2)
  • Jan 13: Received campus interview invitation
  • (3/16): Email stating Hugo Viera Vargas has accepted the position.
  • 04/05: Anyone else simply not hear anything from this? No rejection, no acknowledgement of application?     

The New School: Assistant Professor of Music Technology (Deadline: 15 December 2017) FILLED: Clara Latham, NYU 2015 Edit

  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music Technology
  • Requisition Number: 0106071465
  • Location: New York City
  • Position Type: Full Time Faculty
  • Department: ELC/Arts in Context/Faculty
  • Responsibilities: Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal arts division of The New School, seeks to hire a full-time faculty member who is a scholar-practitioner of music technology in relation to contemporary composing, performing, and listening practices. This position is a Renewable Term Appointment (RTA) beginning July 2018. All hiring is subject to Provost budgetary approval.
  • The ideal candidate will have facility with current music software and production tools, experience teaching practice-based studio courses and discussion-based seminar courses, and scholarly publications on music technology. Applicants who bring interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural approaches to their research, teaching, and creative practice will be at a distinct advantage.
  • Responsibilities: Teach introductory and intermediate courses in music technology and related fields; develop and teach advanced undergraduate courses in areas of interest and specialization; contribute to Lang College’s Interarts curriculum shared by Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Studies; maintain a productive agenda of scholarly and creative work and professional involvement in music technology and related fields. The teaching load is five courses per year with the expectation of an advising caseload.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music technology, music composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field, completed by the time of appointment, or ABD with anticipated completion date; recognized scholarly publications and creative projects; successful undergraduate teaching experience in music technology; and interest in contributing to curriculum development for music studies in a liberal arts program.
  • Applicants must use The New School’s online faculty application to submit a cover letter about their research interests and teaching experience, a current CV, and the names of three references.
  • Posting Date: 08/25/2017
  • Closing Date: 12/15/2017
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • 11/7 The New School will be interviewing at AMS. Sign up for a time here: http://www.ams-net.org/rochester/interviews/index.php
  • From theory wiki: 12/23 Request for more materials
  • From theory wiki: 5/4 Offer made and accepted (Clara Latham, NYU 2015)

Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 30 October 2017, but review begins immediately) FILLED: Francesca Inglese, Brown University 2016Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology
  • Requisition Number: FTFR001025
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Tenure Status: Tenured/Tenure Track
  • Posting Date: 10/06/2017
  • Responsibilities: Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Ethnomusicology, with a background and research interest in music of the African diaspora, Jazz, Improvisation (across genres, cultures and media), and musical traditions around the globe, engaged from a broadly ethnographic and cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • The new faculty member will be asked to provide innovation and leadership in adding new course material to our curriculum, and to teach topics that may include (but are not limited to) the history and practice of jazz, jazz improvisation, improvisation across the arts, black popular music (including Hip Hop), global pop music, the urban musical communities (with a focus on Boston), and other courses that integrate ethnographic scholarship and experiential learning in a musical context. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2018.
  • Qualifications: For this appointment, the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University seeks an inspirational colleague with a doctorate in a music discipline related to the above-mentioned fields of inquiry. The ideal applicant will have the ability to integrate critical inquiry and creative practice across an array of disciplines and cultures within and beyond the arts. We seek someone who will make important contributions to a department that offers a widely encompassing and flexible series of paths to majoring in music, in keeping with a larger view of creativity as inherently collaborative and central to all areas of study. The candidate we seek will possess a promising record of, or substantial progress toward, significant recognition and achievement in musical scholarship and performance practice.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically at http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/51108. Click on the full-time positions link or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and contact information for at least three references. Please do not submit additional materials until/unless requested. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received on or before October 30, 2017 will be guaranteed full review.
    • 11/7 Add'l materials requested 11/6, due 11/13 (x2)
    • 1/8 Received an email that the position has been filled, lists successful candidate Francesca Inglese

Northumbria University: Professor in the History of Music (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Northumbria University is seeking to appoint an outstanding leader in the History of Music, to work within the Department of Humanities. We particularly welcome applications from scholars working in the fields of EITHER western art music c. 1750-1914 OR music in twentieth-century America, though candidates working in all fields of music history will be considered.
  • This appointment is the first in a carefully-planned project to establish music as a core discipline, aligned with Northumbria’s vision as a research-rich, business-oriented professional university, with a global reputation for academic quality. This appointment offers an outstanding individual the opportunity to work with the Head of Humanities and other staff to establish this strand, building towards a Foundation year, an undergraduate and postgraduate taught programme and the development of opportunities for PhD studentships. Working under the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, the appointee will develop an academic core in music history and performance, aligned with industry-facing themes in management, technology, pedagogy and music in society.
  • The appointee will have an excellent record in teaching and publications in the field of music history, in grant capture and in leadership of teams. They will have the subject expertise to develop a core strand in music history from Foundation Year to PhD level, and this expertise will underpin their academic engagement with our external partners. They will have successful experience of communicating with different audiences outside academia, and of building inter- or cross-disciplinary links with other disciplines such as American Studies, English Literature, History or Creative Writing.
  • For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Julian Wright (Head of Humanities) via email: julian.wright@northumbria.ac.uk or Tel. 0191 227 3736.
  • To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of this page.
  • Please submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form (found at the bottom of this page).
  • Please note this vacancy will close at 23:59 on 15/12/2017
  • 1/16 Received rejection email.  x2

Northumbria University: Professor of Music (Deadline: 27 May 2018)Edit

  • Northumbria University is seeking to appoint a Professor of Music to establish music as a discipline within the Department of Humanities. As Professor of Music, the appointee will work alongside the Head of Department, Professor Julian Wright, to develop an outstanding culture of research, teaching and partnership, building a team to develop new curricula from Foundation Year to PhD level. The successful candidate will bring significant leadership experience, an international reputation for research in their field, and the capacity for building partnerships and communicating with a range of other stake holders, from music hubs and schools to major arts organizations.
  • Applications will be considered from candidates working in the fields of Music History; Musical Performance; or Music, Society and Management. We particularly welcome applications that speak to the established and developing strengths in the Department of Humanities, which include literary, artistic and popular culture from the early modern to the present; activism, internationalism and social justice; American Studies; environmental humanities and medical humanities.
  • As Professor of Music, you will bring authoritative and insightful leadership in research and in the development of curricula, nurturing music as a core discipline within Northumbria’s vision as a research-rich, business-oriented professional university, with a global reputation for academic quality. Working under the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, the appointee will develop the research culture for music in the rich interdisciplinary context of the Department of Humanities, where historians, scholars in linguistics and literature and creative writers work closely together through the Institute for the Humanities. You will build a team of musical scholars whose research contributes to this rich research environment. You will have oversight of the team’s work in establishing a Foundation Year in Music, an undergraduate curriculum and programmes at PGT and PGR level. You will have the opportunity, working with other members of the developing team, to refine our vision for this curriculum, drawing on the two pillars of research-led teaching in history and performance; and modules in management, society, technology and pedagogy.
  • Essential to this appointment are partnerships which Northumbria is establishing with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the UK’s only fulltime professional chamber orchestra, based at Sage Gateshead; Newcastle Cathedral; Samling Academy, a unique programme for young classical singers in the North-East, and other organizations. Further details are set out in the ‘additional information’ document.
  • The appointee will have an excellent record in teaching and publications, grant capture and institutional leadership. They will have a national or international reputation in one of the three fields of music history, performance or management. They will have successful experience of communicating with different audiences outside academia, and of building inter- or cross-disciplinary links with other disciplines such as American Studies, English Literature, History or Creative Writing.
  • For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Richard Beresford, Executive Search Consultant on 07753443668 or via email richard.beresford@tmpw.co.uk
  • To apply for this vacancy please visit: http://linktrack.info/professorheadmusic
  • Please submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form (found at the bottom of this page).
  • Please note this vacancy will close at 23:59 on 27/05/2018

Northumbria University: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer(s) in Music (Deadline: 19 February 02 April 2018)Edit

  • Northumbria University is seeking to appoint two lecturers or senior lecturers in the history and/or the performance of western art music, from 1500 to the present, to work within the Department of Humanities. These appointments follow the appointment of Northumbria’s first Professor of Music History who will be working with the Head of Humanities to establish a programme of academic music based on high-quality research, a distinctive curriculum and partnership and outreach working within the region.
  • Our vision for music at Northumbria is to develop a distinctive programme that draws on a core of music history and performance and strands in music and society, music pedagogy and music and management. At this stage of the project, we seek to appoint specialists in music and performance and/or music history. While the fields are open to specialists in a range of different areas of western art music, we would especially welcome applicants who understand how musicians have to work in the modern world. Applications are welcome from scholars with excellent records of research and teaching in any of these three areas.
  • In the first year of their appointment, the appointees will work with the Professor of Music History, the campus Music Director and the Head of Humanities to develop a Foundation Year in music, to be introduced in 2019, and future undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The appointees will have the experience and enterprise to work as a team in establishing partnerships, developing a distinctive curriculum, and setting out ambitious research agendas for the music group within Humanities.
  • The appointees will have an excellent record of teaching, and publications in the fields of performance, music history and/or music and society, with a strong potential submission for REF 2021. They will have experience of communicating with different audiences outside academia, and of building links with other disciplines such as American Studies, English Literature, History or Creative Writing.
  • For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Julian Wright (Head of Humanities) via email: julian.wright@northumbria.ac.uk or Tel. 0191 227 3736.
  • To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of this page.
  • Please submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form (found at the bottom of this page).
  • Please note this vacancy will close at 23:59 on 19/02/2018
  • 3/12 New closing date of April 2, 2018.
  • 4/11 Notification of application under consideration; short-list not expected until June.
  • 5/21 Notification of inclusion on long-list; short-listing will happen after Professor of Music is hired

Northwestern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of African Diasporic Music and Sound Cultures (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • The Departments of African American Studies and Performance Studies at Northwestern University invite applications to fill a tenure-track position in African Diasporic music and sound cultures at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, to begin September 1, 2018. Applicants at the assistant level must possess or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by August 1, 2018.
  • We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African diasporic musical forms and sound cultures, particularly as they intersect with political and social aspects of the black experience. The departments are particularly interested in scholars whose work engages critical race studies and performance studies, broadly defined. The applicant’s area of specialty is open. A Ph.D. in music studies, ethnomusicology, performance studies, or cognate area is preferred. While we are also open to various methodological approaches—i.e., historical, ethnographic, theoretical—an applicant who is also a practitioner would be particularly welcomed.
  • The position will be a joint appointment between African American Studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Performance Studies within the School of Communication.
  • In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a willingness to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in her or his research area in addition to core courses in both departments, particularly survey courses and courses on research methods, as both departments have top-ranked graduate programs. The incoming scholar would also have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives across the campus, especially the Black Arts Initiative and the Sound Arts and Cultures undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/about/open-positions.html. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and three letters of recommendation (submitted separately). For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be sent to sdenose@northwestern.edu.
  • Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page: Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below). Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

NUI Galway: Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 10 August 2017)Edit

  • Senior Lecturer in Music - Permanent
  • Applications are invited for an appointment as Senior Lecturer in Music at NUI Galway.
  • The university now wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer to lead the development of Music as an academic subject within the university. The successful candidate will have responsibility for developing a new BA in Music (scheduled to begin in September 2018), and for providing strategic leadership in the development of research, teaching and community engagement in Music. This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious scholar to develop and realise a new vision for music education in the west of Ireland, and to make an international impact in research, pedagogy and community partnerships.
  • The forthcoming BA in Music will provide academic courses in Music, initially admitting 20-30 students per year. The proposed degree programme will provide a broad education in key areas (musicology, western art music, harmony, composition, etc) but there will also be opportunities for the Senior Lecturer to develop areas of specialism. There are also many potential areas of overlap with other disciplines, allowing for the provision of courses in such areas as musical theatre, opera, traditional Irish music, film composition, digital media, creative arts management, and so on. The programme will also be enhanced by the university’s existing resources, including a choral scholarship programme, an orchestra for medical students, several musical societies, and many performance spaces.
  • This senior appointment will be of a person with proven leadership and management skills, who will provide evidence of a capacity to lead the development of Music at NUI Galway (in consultation with colleagues in the School). The area of research specialism is open, but candidates will be invited to state how their work might develop within the context of NUI Galway’s existing strengths and resources. As many of the incoming students are likely to have an interest in teaching music at post-primary level, the Senior Lecturer must have an ability and willingness to provide teaching in at least two of the areas required by Ireland’s Teaching Council:
Instrumental and/or Vocal Performance
Harmony
Composition
Aural, Basic Keyboard and Music Technology Skills
Western Art Music and/or
Irish Traditional Music
  • The successful candidate will have a strong track record of published research, and will be required to contribute effectively to the Creative Arts as an area of strategic development within the university. He/she will show a willingness to work with existing partners (such as Galway International Arts Festival, the ConTempo quartet) and to form new partnerships nationally and internationally. S/he will lead and develop the BA degree programme and in time will develop new programmes in Music and/or creative arts, working collaboratively within and beyond the School.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Patrick Lonergan, Email patrick.lonergan@nuigalway.ie or telephone: +353 (0)91 494426
  • Salary: At Senior Lecturer level €66,035 to €91,242 p.a. (This appointment will be made on the Senior Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy) (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 10th August 2017. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.
  • Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at www.djei.ie
  • For more information and Application Form please see website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music: Faculty Position in Musicology (3-years) (Deadline: 01 January 2018) FILLED: Austin Glatthorn, University of Southampton 2015Edit

  • Oberlin College and Conservatory invites applications for a full-time, three-year position in the Department of Musicology, beginning July 1, 2018, with a research specialty in music of the late-eighteenth or nineteenth century. Additionally, a broad methodological approach that complements current departmental offerings and extends to areas such as disability, sound, or queer studies is desirable. The teaching assignment for the position will likely include period survey courses (Classic and Romantic Eras), advanced seminars, courses for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in rotation, a large introductory course for first-year music majors. Candidates with a willingness to engage with a diverse student population that includes multiple language groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications
Ph.D. in musicology
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and continue until position is filled.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
  • Phone interview requested 2/9
  • campus visit scheduled 2/20
  • 3/24 letter to applicant pool saying position has been filled by Austin Glatthorn.

The Open University: Staff Tutor in Music (Deadline: 09 March 2018)Edit

  • Unit: Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
  • Salary: £39,992 to £47,722
  • Location: Home Based
  • Please quote reference: 14374
  • Temporary contract to 31 August 2019 (maternity cover); Job Share will be considered
  • Closing Date: 9 March, 2018 - 12:00
  • As an academic member of both the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Music, you will have a key role in keeping the OU in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the discipline’s modules, qualifications and programmes. You will also be responsible for the selection, monitoring and staff development of part-time Associate Lecturers, who teach modules in music.
  • You will hold as a minimum requirement a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in music or a cognate area, and have relevant experience of teaching and management of teaching, and student support.
  • You will be a Designated Homeworker in England; but will be required to frequently travel to Milton Keynes during your induction period and regular travel to Milton Keynes throughout the contract period. Travel to other UK locations for School or Faculty work may be expected periodically.
  • Closing date: noon 9 March 2018
  • Interview date: expected to take place during week commencing 9 April 2018
  • Email: FASS-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes University: Lecturer in Music (part-time, 5 months) (Deadline: 16 July 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer in Music
  • £33,943, rising annually to £37,075, pro rata
  • Part Time, Fixed Term - Academic
  • This post is based on the Headington Hill Campus within the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. The School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University has international research excellence in Opera, Popular Music and Sound Art, and the undergraduate courses on offer include Music, Fine Art, Film Studies, Digital Media Production and Publishing. The Music department has an excellent track record in mentoring early-career academics.
  • We intend to appoint a music historian to a Lectureship in Music (0.5 fractional post) for a period of five months to cover the teaching and administrative duties of a member of staff who will be on research leave.
  • You will be responsible for: Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including a first-year music history survey course (1800 to the present) with a study skills component, a specialist module in 19th-century music at postgraduate level, as well as supervising undergraduate dissertations. Supporting the Subject Coordinator for the BA in Music and undertaking associated administrative duties (including student recruitment). Caring for the pastoral needs of students including counselling, welfare and guidance.
  • You should have: A Master's degree and a PhD (or a PhD nearing completion) in Music or a related discipline. Experience of teaching in HE at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level in relevant subjects. Administrative experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills. A developing portfolio of research in music history, preferably in the area of Western music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Interviews will take place on the 25th July 2017. Informal inquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Barbara Eichner (barbara.eichner@brookes.ac.uk)
  • Closing Date: 16-Jul-2017
  • Vacancy ID: 038156
  • Faculty or Directorate: Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
  • Location: Headington Hill Site, Headington Campus
  • For more information: hrteam-operations@brookes.ac.uk
  • Posted on: 04-Jul-2017

Pellissippi State Community College: Music Faculty (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 21 November 2017)Edit

  • Title: Faculty (Fall 2018)
  • Position Title: Music
  • Position #: 350350
  • Department: PSCC-Liberal Arts
  • Type of Appointment: Tenure/Tenure Track
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Employment Category: Faculty
  • Location: Pellissippi State Community College (Knoxville)
  • Position Summary: To teach and develop music courses and to conduct instrumental ensemble choirs, while furthering the goals of the program, department, college, and community college system
  • For additional information please contact Holly King at 865-694-6406 or by email at haking@pstcc.edu.
  • Required Qualifications: A. Completed Master’s degree in Music (instrumental concentration other than piano or guitar) from a regionally accredited institution. B. Minimum one year related teaching experience at the postsecondary level. C. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A. Demonstrated competence teaching music courses in a traditional face-to-face classroom. B. Experience teaching music appreciation course preferred. C. Demonstrated competence leading and directing instrumental ensemble groups. D. Experience teaching in a community college preferred. E. Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. F. Expertise in curriculum development is required
  • Posting Date: 11/21/2017
  • Closing Date: This position will remain open until interviews begin.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please be sure to include the Begin and End Dates under your Employment History. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Scan and attach required documents (diploma, High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma, transcripts, certifications), and resume to the online application in Word or PDF format (less than 2 MB in size). Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.
  • Location of Position: Candidates should be prepared to teach at all campuses (Hardin Valley, Blount, Division, Strawberry Plains and Magnolia) and travel between sites may be required.

Pomona College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 19 March 2018)Edit

  • Pomona College is seeking an assistant professor to fill a one-year visiting position in Ethnomusicology in the Music Department from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. and show evidence of ethnomusicological research as indicated by scholarly presentations or publications. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years’ relevant teaching experience. The candidate should be committed to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching five courses to undergraduates and supervising three non-Western ensembles taught by specialists. The teaching load includes an introductory course in World Music, a theory and methods course in Ethnomusicology, and additional courses based on the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs. Area of specialization is open. If appropriate, leading a non-Western ensemble may be considered part of the teaching load. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.
  • We will begin considering applications as of March 19, 2018, and will continue the search process until the position has been filled. This is a restricted local search; the college is unable to pay travel expenses. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, sample publications or conference papers, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Genevieve F. Lee, Chair, Department of Music, genevieve.lee@pomona.edu.

Princeton University: Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities (Deadline: 31 January 2018)Edit

  • The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in collaboration with the Departments of African American Studies (DAAS) and English at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position (up to 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) or an associate research scholar position (more than 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) for the 2018-19 year (beginning September 1, 2018) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may teach one course per year if mutually agreed, with sufficient course enrollments, and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the candidate would hold the additional title of Lecturer.
  • Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.
  • The research associate or associate research scholar will also receive a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience, modest research and travel fund, and will be eligible for University benefits.
  • To apply, please link to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4261. Applications should include:
(1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project;
(2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals;
(3) selected bibliography;
(4) curriculum vitae and list of publications;
(5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work;
(6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and
(7) three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty.
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2018. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Tim Waldron at twaldron@princeton.edu.

Quest University Canada: Faculty Position in Visual or Performing Arts (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • QUEST UNIVERSITY CANADA FACULTY POSITION IN VISUAL OR PERFORMING ARTS
  • What we are looking for: Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in any artistic discipline in the visual or performing arts. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty expertise, have exemplary teaching skills, a cross-disciplinary perspective, and a willingness to rethink higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach artistic practice/art-making courses, have expertise in non-Western artistic practices, or have expertise in arts education. The Arts & Humanities curriculum at Quest includes lower division ‘Foundation’ courses and upper-division ‘Concentration’ courses.
  • The new hire will develop Foundation courses in the areas of ‘Texts’, ‘Culture’, and ‘Scholarship’, and Concentration courses in areas that complement our existing offerings. Please see http://questu.ca/academics/catalogue-calendar-policies/ for additional information on current course offerings. Candidates who demonstrate the ability and willingness to develop curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to engage with art-making as inquiry are highly desirable. All Quest faculty are expected to teach interdisciplinary ‘Milestone’ courses (Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone) that are taken by all students; most faculty teach one of these courses per year. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant research and teaching experience.
  • APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree required at the time of application. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is strongly encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE
(1) A cover letter of no more than two pages. Please address the following: (i) how you would reach an audience of non-specialist undergraduates for foundation courses; (ii) how you would teach one or more concentration classes; (iii) describe a new course you would create for our curriculum.
(2) A curriculum vitae emphasizing your experience with teaching, research, mentoring, collaboration, and educational innovation. Please include the name and contact information for three references (letters not requested at this stage).
(3) A single-page description of your current research in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience.
(4) A statement of your teaching philosophy of no more than two pages.
(5) examples of your artistic work.
  • Quest University Canada is a diverse community with students representing over 40 different countries, a range of ethnic and religious identities, sexual orientations, and we seek candidates who will help us further the goal of making Quest an inclusive campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Quest University Canada is strongly committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities; First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous persons; and persons with disabilities.
  • TO APPLY "Please send all materials as a single .pdf file to AH.Faculty@questu.ca with "Arts Faculty Position” in the subject line by December 01, 2017.
  • CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2017. Interviews for finalists will be conducted in January or February 2018.
  • START DATE: August 01, 2018
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/24
  • 3/5: rejection email received

Reed College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 February 2018) FILLED: Nicole Reisnour, Cornell University ABDEdit

  • The Music Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in ethnomusicology at the assistant professor level for the 2018-2019 academic year. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach five total courses, including “The Cultural Study of Music” (an introductory course in ethnomusicology required of all music majors), “Musical Ethnography” (an upper-level course in ethnographic research methods), and three additional courses in his or her area of expertise, complementing existing course offerings in the department. The position will also involve supervising senior thesis projects. Preference will be given to applicants who hold or will be nearing completion of the Ph.D. and who have experience in undergraduate teaching.
  • Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Your cover letter should make clear your preparation for this position and your understanding of the role you could play in a college of this kind. Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In the letter of application, we strongly encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).
  • Please send all documents—cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references (recommendation letters may be solicited at a later date)—to Morgan Luker, chair of the search committee, through Interfolio.
  • All application materials must be received by February 15, 2018. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • (3/12) Invitation for 15-minute Skype interview

Rice University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 October 2017) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • The Department of Musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology. Candidates with research interests in 20th- and 21st-century music and with substantial teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to 1) publish at a level consistent with a research university, 2) teach in the undergraduate music history sequence, 3) offer graduate seminars on topics that reflect ongoing research interests and complement offerings of the current faculty, and 4) advise undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • Employment begins July 1, 2018.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in musicology, evidence of a distinguished program of scholarship, and a strong commitment to innovative and engaging teaching.
  • To Apply: Submit electronically in PDF a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two publications or samples of your scholarship to: gbarnett -at- rice.edu (Gregory Barnett) with the subject line, MUSICOLOGY SEARCH. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately as PDF attachments to an email.
  • NEW 9/12 To Apply: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two publications or samples of your scholarship to https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11715.
  • In addition, applicants must provide contact information for three references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation at the time of the application submission.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 8/18/17 and 9/12/17
  • The website linked above has different submission instructions than this posting here. It requests that applications be submitted through the Rice employment website. (9/15)
  • Good catch - I didn't notice that the submission instructions had changed the second time the job was posted on AMS-L (9/12). The above listing is updated accordingly.
  • 10/30 Request for AMS or Skype interview
  • 12/29 Received letter stating that I am not the Chosen One (x2).

Rochester Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor, Music Studies (Deadline: 21 August 2017)Edit

  • Instructional Faculty 3251BR
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • CLA-Performing Arts and Visual Culture
  • Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
  • Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Employment Category: Fulltime
  • Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018
  • The Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Music Studies to begin late August 2018. We are looking for a teacher/scholar/practitioner who can support our Music Studies minor and immersion, including student advising, curriculum development, teaching courses in music history, music theory, direction of the RIT Orchestra, courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other courses as needed by the department. The teaching load is 5 classes per year.
  • The candidate will have an interest and ability to contribute to a community committed to Respect, Diversity, and Pluralism. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications
DMA or PhD. in Music Studies, completed prior to date of hire
Significant prior teaching experience at the college level
Research interests in music theory, music history and practice, pedagogy and new trends
College level orchestral directing experience
Ability to contribute to RIT’s offerings in Music and the Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture
A willingness to collaborate with music related initiatives across the institute including IGM (Interactive Games and Media) and composing for media classes at CIAS (College of Imaging Arts & Sciences)
Experience in disciplinary or interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations
Ability to contribute to RIT’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence
  • Required Minimum Education Level: PhD
  • Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 321BR. Please apply online and submit your application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a CV; and upload the following attachments:
A statement of teaching philosophy
A contribution to diversity statement
The names and contact information for three references.

Ryerson University: Limited Term Faculty - Assistant Professor (Popular Music History & Digital Culture) (Deadline: 15 April 2018)Edit

  • The RTA School of Media in the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron Wendat Peoples invites applications for a limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is music and media.
  • This one-year position will commence July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval. This position will carry out teaching and service duties only.
  • The successful candidate has a PhD in a related discipline such as Media Studies, Fine Arts, Music, or History. They have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level with a significant body of current work that has been widely disseminated and includes peer-reviewed publications, curatorial and/or community-based projects or media productions. Their area of expertise is in popular music history and digital culture. Experience making or producing music is considered an asset.
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in popular music and digital culture and take an active role in developing curriculum.
  • Applicants are requested to submit:
  • (1) Curriculum Vitae
  • (2) Cover letter of application with a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and a diversity statement.
  • (3) sample syllabus
  • (4) sample of a peer-review publication or creative exhibition
  • (5) The names and contact information of three references
  • Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. All applications received by April 15, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.
  • Applications must be submitted via the Faculty Recruitment Portal which can be found at the following website: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/. Up to 10 files can be uploaded, each file being no more than 5MB. If you have issues with the portal, please contact Sumentha D’Souza Human Resources Advisor at sumentha@ryerson.ca
  • Confidential inquires can be directed to Professor Lila Pine, Chair of the Department Hiring Committee via email at lpine@ryerson.ca.

Saint Anselm College: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 01 October 2017) FILLED: Andrew Haringer (Columbia, 2012)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 20120788
  • Job Description: The Department of Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Music to begin fall 2018. The Department consists of five full-time faculty across three areas—Music, Art History, and Studio Art. We seek an outstanding music teacher-scholar with a strong interest in performance who will complement and augment the strengths of our faculty. The College’s Fine Arts Major with a Music emphasis offers students several options: Performance, Music History, Music Theory, Composition, Conducting, and Music Education, as well as a general music track.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s area of expertise, but could include introductory music courses, music history and theory sequence (including aural skills), individual music lessons, Computer Music, World Music, and interdisciplinary seminars for non-majors. The successful candidate will also teach Conversatio, a multidisciplinary first-year course providing every Saint Anselm student a shared learning experience in the Liberal Arts. Finally, the successful candidate will share in the administrative duties of the department, as well as the Music program, and participate in its growth and development.
  • Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles or conference papers), academic transcripts, and audio sample of performance (mp3 or website link) to the attention of Dr. Katherine Bentz, Department Chair, Fine Arts via this website. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Donna Hume at dhume@anselm.edu. Applications should be received by October 1 for full consideration.
  • Required Skills: A Ph.D. in Music preferred, D.M.A. considered (degree in hand by September 2018); Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research. Applications from candidates with experience in piano performance, coaching ensembles, and/or instrumental conducting are especially welcome.
  • Required Experience: Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/13)
  • Rejection email stating that campus finalists have been chosen (12/19)
  • Rejection email stating that someone's been hired, alas....(3/2)

San Jose State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music History (Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies) (Deadline: 15 September 2017) FILLED: Erica Buurman, University of Manchester 2013Edit

  • Subject to budgetary Approval
  • Specialization: Music History, Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
  • Job Opening ID (JOID): 24057
  • Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-track)
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Musicology or closely related field, with demonstrated expertise in Ludwig van Beethoven studies. Knowledge of the historical, analytical, and theoretical aspects of 18th and 19th century composers and music. A record that demonstrates promise of a successful career as a teacher-scholar within the context of an urban comprehensive university. Terminal degree by start of appointment is required. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful teaching experience at the university level. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, community members, and board members. Reading knowledge of German.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Music and Dance, including, but not limited to, courses in Music Appreciation, Music History, upper-division writing, and graduate seminars in Research and Bibliography, Music History, and Performance Practice. Act as thesis advisor for master’s students and serve on graduate student committees. Participate in School administrative activities, and serve on School, College, and University committees. Build and sustain a record of research, scholarly, and creative activities.
  • Initial appointment will be as Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies under renewable term conditions. Individual shall be responsible for overall strategic leadership of the Center, creating and implement educational outreach programs and integrating the aims and mission of the Center with the School of Music and Dance and the broader university to make the Center a resource for students, scholars, performers, and other institutions. She or he shall oversee all functions of the Center, including: budget and space, reporting, staff supervision, event planning and coordination, and oversight of The Beethoven Journal. The Director shall work with the Center’s Curator to (a) build collections and plan and implement exhibits; (b) establish program priorities and development objectives with the Board of Trustees of the American Beethoven Society; (c) develop grant fundraising proposals for local and national funding agencies; (d) work with the Dean and development staff to help build the Center’s endowments and foster relationships with potential donors.
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and expertise
  • Starting Date: January 22, 2018, with possibility of extending start date to August 20, 2018 if necessary.
  • Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Application Instructions: For full consideration, submit an electronic packet that includes: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) statement of research agenda; (5) writing sample; and (6) a list of three references with contact information by noon on September 15, 2017 to Dr. Fred Cohen, Director of the School of Music and Dance via Interfolio. Transcripts and current letters of recommendation will be required of finalists.
  • Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Fred Cohen: Fred.Cohen@sjsu.edu. Please include JOID 24057 in all correspondence.
  • Also posted at Music Administration 2017-18
  • Position filled: Erica Buurman, Canterbury Christ Church Univ., UK   5/12/2018

San Jose State University: Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies (Deadline: 15 October 2017)Edit

  • Mexican American Studies
  • Specialization: Cultural & Creative Expression
  • Job opening ID (JOID): 24219
  • RANK: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required by the appointment start date with academic preparation in the humanities, arts or social sciences with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicanx-Latinx communities.
  • Required: 1.) Experience in Chicanx-Latinx community research and engagement, 2.) Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of multicultural populations, gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience, 3.) Publications or strong potential for publications, and teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty.
  • Preferred: 1.) Expertise in Cultural Production, Art, Performance Studies, Musicology, Folklore, Popular Culture, or other related areas, 2.) Knowledge of curriculum development in Chicana/o Studies, 3.) Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate mentoring, 4.) Successful grant writing skills.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This professor will: 1.) teach courses in Mexican American Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with the applicant’s training and interests; 2.) provide leadership in the development of the Cultural and Creative Expression emphasis in the department; 3.) support the development of the new undergraduate major through course development, advising, and the internship and capstone courses. This work will involve crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Responsibilities include developing and updating curricula, advising students, and serving on administrative and academic committees. The candidate must have experience and/or demonstrate the potential to address the needs of a diverse student population—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies and advising.
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • STARTING DATE: August 22, 2018
  • ELIGIBILITY: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and continue until position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a statement of research plans, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information.
  • Question may be directed to:
Professor Magdalena Barrera, Recruitment Committee Chair
Mexican American Studies Department
San José State University
1 Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0118
Magdalena.barrera@sjsu.edu
  • Please include the Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • From Ethnic Studies wiki: 2/12 Campus interviews were in November-December, an offer was made, not sure if person is negotiating or making time.

Santa Clara University: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Ethnomusicology/World Music) (Deadline: 20 March 2018)Edit

  • Requisition Number: FAC000905
  • Purpose: The Department of Music at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a 6-course Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer position in Music (one-year, non-tenure-track).
  • The successful candidate will serve as Music Director of the Santa Clara World Music Ensemble each quarter (fall, winter and spring— equivalent to two courses); in addition to teaching 4 additional academic courses each year, as designated by the Chair. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. Concerts for the ensemble are typically presented during the last two weeks of the quarter. The courses may include a 2-course sequence for first year students that is approved for the university core curriculum.
  • Salary: $47,160- $50,040 for 6 courses, depending on teaching experience; benefits eligible.
  • Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology (or Musicology) and be able to teach introductory and advanced classes in Ethnomusicology and global music, in addition to other classes as assigned by the Chair. The successful candidate must also have the skills and ability to organize and lead a student ensemble in a global music tradition.
  • Responsibilities: Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty handbook (sec. 3.6). Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • 1) Serving as Director of the Santa Clara University World Music Ensemble.
  • 2) Selecting and programming repertoire; quarterly auditions of new members; weekly rehearsals; a public performance at the end of each quarter for each ensemble, or as deemed appropriate to the department’s overall curriculum and needs; demonstrated ability to recruit and attract new ensemble members,
  • 3) Teaching four additional academic courses including possibly, courses in the Introduction to Listening: Global Music series, Cultures & Ideas core sequence, and/or other courses as designated by the chair. Core courses must be taught from an approved syllabus, or the successful candidate must work with the chair to submit a proposed syllabus to the appropriate Faculty Core Committee.
  • 4) Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including: Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way; Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and with course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students; Organizing quarterly student performances; Holding weekly office hours on campus; Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of students performance to the Registrar’s Office by the designated deadline; Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses; Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Music Department.
  • Start Date: 09/01/2018
  • Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Open Date: 03/07/2018
  • Close Date: 03/20/2018
  • Open Until Filled: No
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit the items listed below via the PeopleAdmin portal. No other information will be reviewed: A letter of interest that includes position being sought, qualifications, relevant experience, and applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities; Curriculum vitae; Evidence of past teaching performance, sample syllabi, and recordings, if available; Contact information for three references who can address applicant’s teaching abilities and other aspects of his/her qualifications. Electronic submission of application materials is required;
  • For any questions, please contact Katie Williams (Music Department Senior Administrative Assistant) at kfwilliams@scu.edu.

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Junior Technical Research Assistant (Deadline: 26 August 2017) FILLED: Rolf Wissmann, University of Vienna 2017 (MA)Edit

  • We are looking for you to join the Academy of Music, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – Institute for Early Music in Basel, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:
  • Junior Technical Research Assistant (50%) for the SNF project "Polifonia sforzesca" at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (30 months).
  • Your tasks: As part of a four-member research team you will participate in the research activities of the forthcoming SNF project "Polifonia sforzesca" at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, which is expected to start in January 2018. You will be in charge of the technical aspects of the project and you will manage the interaction between the research work and the project‘s technical infra­struc­tures. In close cooperation with the colleagues of the research team, you will work at an online edition of the "motetti missales" repertory of the end of the fifteenth century. Furthermore, you will develop your technical skills to contribute to design and build an Omeka-based research portal which will include the online edition, the Motet Cycles Database (see motetcycles.com), as well as the digiti­zation of selected sources and their metadata.
  • Your profile: You have recently completed a Master‘s programme in music or musicology (or another field with additional musical competences) and you are interested in the application of digital humanities to music. You can look back on practical experience with digital editions and ideally with Omeka (or a comparable web-publishing platform). Furthermore, you are able to encode Renaissance music in MEI. You have a very good command of oral and written English and a basic knowledge of German. A strong interest in team-oriented and collaborative work as well as willingness to improve your skills related to digital techniques in the course of the project round off your profile.
  • Please submit your application before 26 August 2017 online via the following button. For further information please contact Dr. Agnese Pavanello, research associate, P +41 61 264 57 57. Email: agnese.pavanello@fhnw.ch

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Senior Research Associate (Deadline: 26 August 2017) FILLED: Cristina Cassia, Université Libre de Bruxelles 2017Edit

  • We are looking for you to join the Academy of Music, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – Institute for Early Music in Basel, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:
  • Senior Research Associate (50%) for the SNF project "Polifonia sforzesca" at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
  • Your tasks: As part of a four-member research team you will participate in the research activities of the SNF project "Polifonia sforzesca" at the Schola Canto­rum Basiliensis, which will start in January 2018. In close cooperation with the colleagues of the research team, you will work at an online edition of the "motetti missales" repertory, carrying out specific research on this repertory and its historical context. You will present the research results in conference presen­tations and publications. Furthermore, you will contribute to designing a research portal which will include the online edition, the Motet Cycles Database (see motetcycles.com), as well as the digitization of selected sources and their meta­data. Preparing and editing contents for the research portal will also be part of your remit. The position is initially limited to 3 years.
  • Your profile: You have completed a doctorate in musicology with a focus on the late Middle Ages or on the Renaissance and are familiar with the international research sector in your field. Additionally, you have a solid philological back­ground as well as experience in transcription and editions of early music (especially polyphony). Competencies in medieval liturgy and liturgical/devotional poetry as well as experience in archival research are desirable. You are interes­ted in the application of digital techniques to musicology. You have an excellent command of oral and written English and a very good knowledge of German; competencies in Latin and Italian are also required. A strong interest in team-oriented and collaborative work rounds off your profile.
  • Please submit your application before 26 August 2017 online via the following button. For further information please contact Dr. Agnese Pavanello, research associate, P +41 61 264 57 57. Email: agnese.pavanello@fhnw.ch
  • Notification of short list and request for interview 9/07

Shenandoah Conservatory: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 12 January 2017) FILLED: Christopher Ruth, University of Pittsburgh 2012Edit

  • Shenandoah Conservatory is seeking an exceptional musicologist and musician passionate about student mentorship and collaborative work to join Shenandoah Conservatory’s Academics Division as Assistant Professor of Musicology. This full-time and career-contract track position begins in August of 2018.
  • The successful candidate will join colleagues in advancing the Conservatory’s reputation as a vibrant and innovative center for excellence in music training, collaborative performance, and work tackling issues at the intersection of the performing arts and contemporary society. Beyond contributing to the intellectual vitality of our intensive arts community, the chosen candidate will have the following primary responsibilities: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in music history; advising DMA lecture-recital documents; and teaching undergraduate courses in the tonal theory track, including lecture and/or ear training as needed. Approximately one-third of the classroom teaching will be in the theory track. Additional duties include service on university-wide committees, participation in division meetings, and assistance with administrative tasks within the music history area.
  • Required qualifications include the following: An exceptionally promising scholarly profile as evidenced by a record of conference presentations or publications; A demonstrated passion for teaching, with experience teaching Western art music history; An orientation towards innovative curriculum and pedagogy; A desire to join and advance an intensive scholarly and performance-oriented conservatory; and A completed PhD in Musicology by August 15, 2018.
  • This search for this position will continue until filled. Complete application submissions will include a cover letter addressing all qualifications outlined above; a Curriculum Vitae, including names and contact information for three references; and a statement of teaching philosophy. A pre-employment background check will be required for employment. If the position requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will be required as well.
  • To confirm, Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.
  • Click HERE to apply for this position. At the resulting page, click on the “Assistant Professor of Musicology” job title written in blue under the heading “Latest Job Listings” on the left side of that screen. Then click one of the “Resume/CV” button choices in the “Apply” box at the bottom of the posting to input your information. If this is the first time you will have applied to a Shenandoah University position using this automated process, please choose the “New” option. Be prepared to upload the previously referenced documents as you go through this process.
  • 12/4 Note from committee member: to ensure full consideration of application, submit by January 12.
  • 1/18 Request for phone interview
  • 3/23 Offer accepted

Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor (2-year) (Deadline: 26 March 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Posting Number: FPA00073P
  • Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor (2-year)
  • Department: Music
  • Position Status: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Months per Year: 9 Months
  • Start Date (For temporary positions only): 08/20/18
  • End Date (For temporary positions only): 05/31/20
  • Position Band/Level: Faculty
  • The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor. We seek an imaginative, engaging, and energetic teacher with good communication and interpersonal skills and an inclination toward collaboration. The successful applicant will contribute to the core music theory sequence and to other courses in musicology, ethnomusicology, and general education, according to the needs of the Department and the strengths of the applicant. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience, goals, and approaches will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community; individuals from underrepresented groups, or with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Review of applications will begin on 3/26 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be submitted online and should consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) current cv; 3) email addresses for three referees. (Letters of reference are required for completed applications.) The cover letter should address: the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching in a liberal arts environment; the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching a diverse student population; and the applicant’s teaching strengths, including proposed courses and topics to teach at Skidmore. PhD preferred; ABD considered. Questions may be referred to Jeremy Day-O’Connell, Chair (jdayocon@skidmore.edu).
  • Minimum Qualifications: ABD
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD
  • Applications will be submitted online and should consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) current cv; 3) email addresses for three referees. (Letters of reference are required for completed applications.) The cover letter should address: the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching in a liberal arts environment; the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching a diverse student population; and the applicant’s teaching strengths, including proposed courses and topics to teach at Skidmore.
  • Interfolio Users: Visit your Interfolio account to acquire email addresses to enter into our applicant tracking system for your referees. https://www.interfolio.com
  • All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • 3/31: Skype Interview Scheduled
  • 4/9 Campus visits
  • 5/4 Offer made

Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (1-year) (Deadline: 15 May 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: FPA00052P
  • Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a one-year appointment in ethnomusicology. We seek an imaginative, engaging, and energetic teacher with good communication and interpersonal skills and an inclination toward collaboration. The successful applicant will lead World Music Ensemble (preferably, but not necessarily, an African music and dance ensemble) and courses in ethnomusicology of the applicant’s design and possibly a variety of courses for non-majors. Depending on the skills and desires of the successful candidate, the appointment could be as Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience, goals, and approaches will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community; individuals from underrepresented groups, or with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply. PhD preferred; ABD considered.
  • Review of applications will begin on 5/15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online to https://careers.skidmore.edu/hr/postings/1496 and should consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) current cv; 3) three letters of reference (to be solicited automatically by our online system). The cover letter should address: the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching in a liberal arts environment; the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching a diverse student population; and the applicant’s teaching strengths, including proposed ensemble and topics to teach at Skidmore. Questions may be referred to Jeremy Day-O’Connell, Chair (jdayocon@skidmore.edu).
  • Minimum Qualifications: M.A.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD or ABD
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references. The list must include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.
  • All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: careers@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5800.
  • Posting Date: 05/09/2018

Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 October 2017) FILLED: Kristina Nielsen, UCLA 2017Edit

  • Southern Methodist University: Meadows School of the Arts
  • 050316 Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Division of Music
  • Assistant Professor Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Tenure Track
  • The Division of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We have curricular needs in Western art music of ca. 1600-1800 and non-western traditions, the latter being a growth area. Thus the ideal candidate will be a dynamic scholar-teacher with trans-disciplinary research and teaching expertise in one or both of these. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses for both majors and non-majors on music in history and culture, survey of the Western canon, research methods as well as graduate and undergraduate seminars and special topics, including in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other duties include the supervision of master theses, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service to the University. Starting date: August 2018
  • Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. by 1 August 2018; proven success in teaching undergraduate and graduate music courses; and evidence of scholarly productivity or potential.
  • Application Instructions: Submit Cover Letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin 1 October 2017, but the committee will accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • 10/6  Request for writing sample, teaching philosophy, and student evaluations from two recent courses
  • 10/30 Anything here?
  • 10/31 Request for AMS/Skype Interview
  • 12/1 Any news?
  • 01/26 Any movement here? 
    • I have not heard anything since December (2/2)
  • 2/5: Campus visits underway
  • 4/11 Notice of accepted offer
  • FILLED: Kristina Nielsen, UCLA 2017

Southern Methodist University: Director of the Church Music Program (Open Rank) (Deadline: 22 January 2018)Edit

  • This is a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position with open rank in church music.
  • A. Full-time teaching, scholarship, and creative activity in church music.
  • Teaching in the degree programs of Perkins School of Theology (particularly the Master of Sacred Music, Doctor of Pastoral Music and Doctor of Ministry programs), of the Music Division, Meadows School of the Arts (particularly as this relates to the choral program), and, as appropriate, the Graduate Program in Religious Studies.
  • Conducting of choral ensembles integral to the worship life of Perkins (particularly the Seminary Singers), with opportunity to enhance the presence of Perkins School of Theology in the wider University community via choral music.
  • Scholarship and/or creative activity in the field of appointment, particularly as related to music’s evolving role in the life of the church.
  • B. Directing the Sacred Music Program, including student recruitment and maintenance of the collaborative relationship between the schools of Theology and Arts.
  • C. Participation in the life and work of Perkins School of Theology (especially in its spiritual and worship life) and in the Meadows School of the Arts, and other parts of Southern Methodist University, including their structures of governance, exercising the responsibilities normally assumed by faculty members.
  • A. Essential Qualifications
  • A Ph.D., DMA, or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated or potential achievement as a scholar, practitioner and teacher in the field of church music.
  • Demonstrated or potential achievement in choral conducting, hymnology and the practice of congregational song.
  • Competence in administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to working across cultural diversity in church music.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the life of a faith community.
  • Commitment to maintain and enrich the relationship between the Sacred Music Program and the church.
  • Commitment to the primary objectives of Perkins School of Theology and the Music Division, Meadows School of the Arts.
  • Commitment to the primary objectives of the MSM, DPM, and D.Min. programs.
  • B. Desirable
  • Background, interests, perspectives and abilities that complement those of other members of the Perkins and Meadows faculties and that further the stated commitment of the faculties to inclusiveness.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for Wesleyan theological traditions and their relationship to other Christian theological traditions.
  • Application Instructions: For most complete consideration, applications should be submitted by January 22, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/43478 and have a cover letter, c.v., and names and contact data for at least three references. The successful applicant should expect to begin teaching in the fall of 2018.


Southwestern Michigan College: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor (Spring 2018) (Deadline: None listed, posted 11 December 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 123
  • Job Title: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor
  • Job Category: Adjunct
  • Job Description Summary: Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced adjunct faculty member to join our Department of Visual & Performing Arts in Spring 2018, teaching Music Appreciation. Online course management and communication via Moodle is a required component in all courses. Instructor must be qualified to teach in hybrid class format.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Music or Music-related field (MFA, MM, or MA) with a minimum of 18 graduate level credit hours in music.
  • Other Information: All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Southwestern Oregon Community College: Music Instructor, Tenure Track (Deadline: 29 April 2018)Edit

  • Salary: $41,600.00 - $53,500.00
  • Location: Coos Bay, OR
  • Job Type: Faculty - Tenure Track
  • Job Number: 18TTFACMUS
  • Primary Purpose: To teach classes in music performance, theory and history. In addition to specific job duties associated with this position, the employee in this position is expected to actively participate in student recruitment, student retention, successful student achievement, K-12 and business/industry partnerships. The employee is also expected to develop courses and programs that enhance the existing music offerings through studio recording and production, as well as collaborate with other campus programs that would provide students with perspective on business, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
  • REQUIRED: Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in Music, or closely related field. Experience: A minimum of two years recent experience teaching.
  • PREFERRED:
  • Recent experience teaching a range of music courses at a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience with range of sound engineering and music production software.
  • Demonstrated experience with the integration of technology, student-oriented software and multimedia formats in the development and delivery of instruction.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using a broad range of instructional delivery methods, including online and/or hybrid course development.
  • Experience with creative and innovative instructional techniques to facilitate the student learning process.
  • Experience developing coursework and programs.

Spring Arbor University: Music Faculty Position (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 November 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: MUSIC FACULTY POSITION
  • Job Description: Spring Arbor University seeks a full-time instructional faculty member for a tenure-track position beginning in August, 2018.
  • Essential Duties Summary: Teach courses in the music undergraduate major as well as courses in the interdisciplinary general education curriculum. The ideal candidate would be an experienced musicologist with strength in teaching music history and literature along with vocal or instrumental private lessons. The teaching load may also include other instruction based on the candidate’s strengths.
  • Required Qualifications: A Master’s degree in a relevant field of music is required, as is teacher certification in music for the State of Michigan. A doctorate and college teaching experience are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to articulate a Christian philosophy of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University seeks scholars who are engaged in the serious study of the liberal arts, are committed to Jesus Christ as their perspective for learning, and are dynamic participants in the contemporary world. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant. Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Spring Arbor
  • Posting Number: P-163
  • Open Date: 11/22/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Applicants: Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues. Official degree transcripts will be required with any eventual offer.

Stanford University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Islam & the Arts (Deadline: 02 October 2017) FILLED: Denise Gill, UC-Santa Barbara 2011Edit

  • Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts
  • Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or Comparative Literature.
  • The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 2, 2017.
  • Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281
  • Further Info: Zach Al-Witri, zalwitri@stanford.edu, 650 736 8169, 417 Galvez Mall, Stanford CA 94305
  • Also posted at Comparative 2018, Art History 2017-2018, and Theatre 2017-2018
  • (11/11:) Six weeks since deadline. Any movement? (x2 I'd like to know as well)
  • (1/9/18) It's been posted on the Theater wiki that they are at Campus Visit stage
    • 1/10 Thanks!
  • 4/18: offer accepted

Stanford University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 15 November 2017) FILLED: Lyndsey Hoh, University of Oxford ABDEdit

  • Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to five fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments or through an interdisciplinary program or project. They are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.
  • The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in all the fields represented by Stanford's fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis).
  • Eligible fields for the 2017 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2018):
History
Music
Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • We invite applicants for these fellowships from any fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department, program, or project. Candidates may wish to specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field or interdisciplinary area in which they would like to be considered.
  • Candidates for this competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2018.
  • The stipend for 2018-19 will be $80,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.
  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 15, 2017. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon
  • You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:
Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
Curriculum vitae
Dissertation abstract (up to three pages).
A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages). Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments or programs; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula.
Three confidential letters of recommendation (or the applicant’s active graduate school dossier)
  • Faxed or emailed application materials cannot be considered.
  • Stanford Ph.D.s and employees are not eligible for consideration.
  • Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/mellon or contact us at mellonfellows@stanford.edu
  • (03/06) Received official rejection email (x2)

Stony Brook University: Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Music History/Theory/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 03 November 2017)Edit

  • STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK: Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Music History/Theory/Ethnomusicology
  • The Stony Brook Department of Music seeks a scholar of music whose research and teaching profiles complement those of our current faculty. We have a particular interest in applicants whose research specialties intersect with one or more of these areas: music before 1600, gender and sexuality, critical race studies, or digital and new media practices. *Candidates must hold a Ph.D, or have advanced ABD status, in Music History, Theory, or Ethnomusicology, and should be well-versed in both historical and theoretical domains. We look for demonstrated achievement in or potential for scholarly productivity, and a record of successful teaching experience. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, advising, and departmental and university service.
  • This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (if holding a doctorate) or tenured position at the Associate Professor level. Starting date: late August 2018. Salary according to qualifications.
  • Application deadline: review of files begins November 3, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10091. Electronic submission of materials is required. The application requires these materials: cover letter; CV; statement of experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship and the classroom; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • 12/1: Request for more materials (x4)
    • 1/28: Anyone hear anything?
      • 1/28: Silence here.
  • 2/5: Campus visits underway
  • 4/16: Still waiting for notice from SBU…

Swarthmore College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 02 December 2017)Edit

  • The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College seeks an excellent teacher/scholar to fill a tenure-track position in historical musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Candidates must be early music scholars who also have demonstrated ability in teaching lower-level harmony and counterpoint. The successful candidate will have a compelling classroom presence, a broad range of teaching and research interests, and be committed to developing a music curriculum (within a Department of Music and Dance) that supports interdisciplinarity and community engagement central to a liberal arts education. Experience leading an ensemble, and scholarly interest in music outside the Western Classical tradition would be particularly welcome. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active professional program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in historical musicology completed by the appointment starting date of August 1, 2018.
  • Application Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit an online application through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44270 by December 2, 2017. Please include a letter of application that includes your teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a sample of scholarly work, and a sample syllabus.
  • 11/2 Does anyone know if "early music scholar" means "a scholar of early music", or does it mean "early career stage music scholars"? Seems a bit unclear.
    • 11/3 I would imagine it means "scholar of early music," however you choose to define that, since it's an assistant professor job which would imply early career stage anyway.
  • 2/09 Anyone heard anything?
  • 02/11 Invitation for campus interview

SUNY Geneseo: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 02 January 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • Campus Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • Department: Music
  • Position Summary: The Department of Music at SUNY Geneseo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music with specialization in Music History/Musicology to begin August 2018. The department offers a B.A. program in Music with two different focuses (Music Performance and Music History/Theory/Criticism/Composition) and a B.A. in Musical Theatre. Students from other majors actively participate in department ensembles as well as in a wide variety of general education courses in music. Music department faculty sustain active profiles in performance and scholarship.
  • Duties of the position include:
Teach undergraduate courses ranging from general education to advanced music history
Pursue an active research program leading to publication in musicology/music history
Provide academic advisement to students
Contribute to department functioning through committee service
Contribute via service to the campus community and the discipline
  • Our priority is teaching excellence: We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise. A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential.
  • Required Qualifications
PhD in Musicology/Music History by August 2018
Primary expertise in western classical music
Evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
Evidence of an active research program in musicology
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment
  • Preferred Qualifications
Secondary expertise in either non-western or non-canonic music
Interest in developing new course offerings that connect to interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender and Women’s studies, Black and Africana studies, Film studies, Latin American studies, Asian studies, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies
Potential to contribute to the College’s first-year writing program
  • Posting Number: F086
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Full or Part-time: Full-Time
  • Appointment Type: Term Tenure Track
  • Length of Initial Appointment: 2 year
  • Appointment Start Date: 08/23/2018
  • Job Posting Date: 11/09/2017
  • Apply By: 01/02/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: The initial application should consist of a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and a CV. Applicants should be prepared to upload contact information for 3 references. References will be contacted and invited to submit a letter of recommendation at the time application is completed. Applicants invited to an initial interview may be asked to upload additional documents, such as a sample research paper, a statement about teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, peer observations, or summary teaching evaluations.
  • To be guaranteed consideration, application should be completed by January 2, 2018. The search committee anticipates conducting initial interviews via telephone or Skype from mid to late January. On campus interviews should be completed in February and March.
  • Invitation for Skype interview (1/31) (x2)
  • Invitation for on-campus interview (2/20)
  • (4/20): Rejection email stating that candidate has been hired. (x2)

SUNY Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 November 2017) FILLED: Erica Levenson, Cornell University 2017Edit

  • Posting Number: U - 00235
  • Position Title: ASST PROFESSOR
  • Local Title if different: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt
  • Obligation: Academic Year
  • Position Type: Term
  • Appointment Start date: 09/01/2018
  • Appointment End date: 08/31/2020
  • Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
  • Department: CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Search Contact(s): Dr. Jess Tyre, Search Committee Chair
  • Search Contact Phone/Extension: 315-267-3247
  • Search Contact Email: tyrejb@potsdam.edu
  • Search Contact Fax: 315-267-2413
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Full-time, tenure-track position in musicology with teaching responsibilities including core music history survey courses, upper-level courses, non-major courses, working with Musical Studies students pursuing the major in music history, and electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position. The person in this position will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse student body and within an increasingly diverse campus community.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in musicology; teaching experience in music history/musicology; expertise in music before 1750; communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse student body and within an increasingly diverse campus community; a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.
  • Preferred Qualifications: College-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level; evidence of scholarly work on underrepresented musics; work, research or teaching involving underrepresented groups; collaborative work across various departments in fostering the success of underrepresented groups.
  • Supervisor: Chair, Dept of Theory/History/Comp
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a list of three references with current contact information (email and telephone), indicating how long and in what capacity you have known each reference.
  • Application review begins November 15, 2017 and continues until position is filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/25
  • 1/14 Request for Skype interview
  • 2/12 Request for campus interview

Syracuse University: Part-time Faculty - Musicology/African-American Studies (Spring 2018) (Deadline: Open until filled) FILLED: (see below)Edit

  • Job# 073266
  • Job Title: Part-time Faculty- African American Studies and Musicology- Intro: African American Music
  • Pay Range: $6,000 per course
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Rank: PTI/Adjunct
  • Job Description: The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for Spring 2018 semester. AAS 206 – Introduction: African American Music" (3 credits), a non-tenure track, African American Studies and Musicology adjunct PTI position. Meets Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 am – 12:20 pm.
  • AAS 206 Intro: African American Music introduces students to the contributions and transformations made in the music that the enslaved African brought to the western hemisphere.
  • Appointment will begin one week before the start of classes in January 9, 2018 and end May 9, 2018. The first day of class will begin January 16, 2018.
  • Qualifications: A Doctorate (or ABD) required. Black Studies and Musicology doctoral training preferred.
  • For full consideration, please submit the following materials online: cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references.
  • Job Posting Date: 11/17/2017
  • FILLED: Ian Sinclair, Univ of Toronto 2017 (DMA Jazz Piano)


  • Job# 073599
  • Job Title: Part-Time Faculty- AAS 409/609 (History of Jazz, 1940 - Present)
  • Pay Range: $6,000 per course
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Rank: PTI/Adjunct
  • Job Description: The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for spring 2018 semester. AAS 409/609 – History of Jazz, 1940 – Present" (3 credits), a non-tenure track, African American Studies and Musicology adjunct PTI position. Meets Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm.
  • AAS 409/609 History of Jazz, 1940 – Present: Determines why Bebop was the most significant style development in the 20th century. How did it liberate the music from dance to its own art form? Additional work required of graduate students.
  • Appointment will begin one week before the start of classes in January 9, 2018 and end May 9, 2018. The first day of class will begin January 16, 2018
  • Qualifications: A Doctorate (or ABD) required. Black Studies and Musicology doctoral training preferred.
  • For full consideration, please submit the following materials online: cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references.
  • Job Posting Date: 11/17/2017
  • FILLED: Ian Sinclair, Univ of Toronto 2017 (DMA Jazz Piano)


  • Job# 073502
  • Job Title: Part-Time Faculty - HOM 400 - Musical Sampling
  • Pay Range: $5,000
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Rank: PTI/Adjunct
  • Job Description: Teach a 3.0 credit hour, Undergraduate course: HOM 400 – Musical Sampling. Spring ’18 semester.
  • Qualifications: ABD or Ph.D. in Musicology
  • Application Instructions: In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.
  • Job Posting Date: 10/31/2017
  • FILLED: Erica Levenson, Cornell 2017

Technische Universitat Dresden: Junior Professorship in Empirical Musicology (Deadline: 21 September 2017)Edit

  • The Institute of Art and Music at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science invites applications for the position of Junior Professorship (W1) in Empirical Musicology to be filled as soon as possible. The position will be offered as a three-year contract. Provided that her or his performance will be evaluated positively, employment may be extended to a total of 6 years.
  • The successful applicant will represent the subject in teaching and research. Research should be focused on the domain of empirical musicology. Connections to areas such as corpus analysis, music psychology, ethnomusicology, or music technology are desired, as are solid foundations in current music theory. Furthermore, the integration of the sound laboratory at the institute into research and teaching is desired. The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in establishing the subject of Empirical Musicology as a component in the teaching programme of "Digital Humanities and Social Sciences" at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Interdisciplinary collaboration in research and teaching is desirable, in particular with other subjects from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Media Centre, the Faculty of Computer Science, the Institute of Acoustics and Speech Communication or the Department of Psychology as well as the Saxon State and University Library Dresden and with the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.
  • The candidate will be expected to teach in the expiring BA and MA programmes in Musicology. Furthermore, participation in academic administration as well as the ability and willingness to conduct classes in English are expected. Contributions in research and teaching as concerns the subject of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences as well as experiences in interdisciplinary collaboration are desired.
  • Language requirements are German and/or English at an academic teaching level. It is expected that the candidate will bring the less proficient of these two languages up to this level within three years. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act Governing Academic Freedom in Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - SächsHSFG). Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and documented teaching experience are desirable.
  • TU Dresden offers a programme that is tailored towards the specific needs of junior professors. Junior professors will be supported by network meetings, mentoring programmes, training packages and individual coaching. For further information please go to: https://tu-dresden.de/forschung/wissenschaftlicher-nachwuchs/nach-der-promotion/juniorprofessur?set_language=en
  • TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions regarding these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty (Mr Hermann Diebel-Fischer, +49 351 463-36389) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms Birgit Kliemann +49 351 463-33175).
  • Please submit your application, including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of your research projects including grants, teaching record, research concept (incorporating the sound laboratory), as well as one certified copy of the highest academic degree by 21.09.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät, Herrn Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Hagen, 01062 Dresden.

Texas A&M International University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 12 February 08 March 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Agency: Texas A&M International University
  • Department: Dept, Fine & Performing Arts
  • Proposed Minimum Salary: Commensurate
  • Job Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Posted: 08 February 2018
  • Posted: 09 March 2018
  • Full time
  • R-002169
  • R-003453
  • Job Description: The Department of Fine & Performing Arts at Texas A&M International University seeks a Assistant Professor of Music to begin Fall 2018.
  • Job Duties: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and maintain a commitment to teaching, producing scholarly/creative research, and participating in service activities appropriate for the candidate’s given rank. Candidates applying for this position may have research, creative accomplishments and teaching interests in any area of musicology or related music fields. Candidates are expected to be versatile with an ability to teach undergraduate music history, applied woodwind, with a specialty in flute or single reeds, and woodwind methods. Candidates are expected to be versatile, with an ability to teach undergraduate music history, applied woodwind, (preference given to flute or single reeds,), woodwind methods, and other musicological or pedagogical courses.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in musicology
  • Active research and/or performing career
  • A doctorate in woodwind performance or musicology, with MM or MA focus in music history.
  • Proven record of research and/or performing career.
  • Required Documents:
  • Application must include a letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample of journal publications
  • Links for video recordings of solo/ensemble performances
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts must be attached to the application.
  • Application Procedure: The reviewing of applications will commence February 12, 2018. March 8, 2018. The start date for the position is Fall 2018 and the search will continue until filled.
  • 3/10 Revamped job posted 3/9. Differences marked in bold above.

Texas Christian University: Assistant/Associate Professor (Roach Honors College) (Deadline: 20 November 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Tenure Track
  • Position Number: 2017-F115
  • School/College: John V. Roach Honors College
  • The John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the College's core interdisciplinary faculty beginning August 2018.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary commitment to intercultural inquiry. While the specific disciplinary background is open, experience, expertise, and publications in comparative critical studies encompassing multiple cultural perspectives and a record of exemplary teaching is essential. Demonstrated ability to contribute compelling and innovative lower- and upper-division courses to the College's curriculum is highly valued, as is engagement with themes and issues of class, gender, sex, nationality, citizenship, race, and ethnic identity. As a university that embraces the teacher/scholar model, TCU emphasizes-and expects-a high level of commitment to both teaching and scholarship, and sustained commitments to student engagement and academic citizenship. Salary and teaching load are competitive.
  • Likely disciplinary backgrounds include (but are not limited to) cultural anthropology, ethnology, comparative race and ethnic studies, linguistics, sociology, geography, history, social work, communication studies, social entrepreneurship, musicology, ethnomusicology, art history, religious studies, and comparative literature.
  • Position Requirements: Ph.D., at least four years of full-time teaching at four-year colleges or universities, and a record of distinguished teaching and scholarship grounded in intercultural inquiry.
  • By November 20, interested individuals should submit: CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and up to three academic publications to https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty; and three confidential letters of recommendation to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Extended Job Title: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Requisition ID: 12128BR
  • Work Location: Lubbock
  • Campus: Texas Tech University
  • Department: School of Music
  • Position Requirements: PhD in Musicology with Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate/undergraduate music history, or equivalent professional experience. Experience teaching at the university level. Record of professional activity and or research/scholarship that demonstrates emerging or established national recognition in the field of Musicology is paramount. Candidate will continue professional research/scholarship that is relevant to current musicological practices and that will provide the tools for future practice in Musicology. Working knowledge of current practice and theory in Musicology with a specialty in eighteenth and nineteenth century studies consistent with emerging trends in the discipline. Commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. Strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service: duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities to the department, college, and the university.
  • The successful candidate will:
Demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including large enrollment offerings, and continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice, research and scholarship.
Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/research/scholarship in the evolving field of Musicology and opportunities to teach broadly across the undergraduate Musicology curriculum, while focusing on specific areas of interest and expertise in graduate offerings.
As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support services such as committee membership, ability to contribute to the mission, research, and where possible assist with ensembles of the TTU Vernacular Music Center; recruitment of students into the program; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); assist in maintaining the area’s accreditation with NASM; and student advising, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.
Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations.
Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
  • Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
  • Required Qualifications: Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the 18th and 19th century and possibly an interest in, and experience with the study of Asian music. A superior knowledge in the discipline and an active record of publication with evidence of continuing promise as an exceptional scholar that includes community engagement and/or collaboration. A willingness to assist in development and implementation of curricula delivered via online and distance education platforms a plus. Sufficient experience in teaching related to the position of hire. Where appropriate, the potential to bring external funding to the School of Music/College. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.
  • Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Pay Basis: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 800
  • Pay Statement: Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
  • 10/28 Moderator note: Continuation of failed search from last year.
  • 10/29 Can anyone get Texas Tech University's careers page to load? I've tried several computers (with cookies enabled) and receive the following error for all job pages in their application system: "Unable to load site properly: Your current browser settings indicate that cookies are disabled. Cookies are required to properly access our site. To enable cookies, please refer to your browser's documentation for instructions." 
  • 10/29 (2) I'm getting the same error message you are with the direct link to the posting (though it was working fine yesterday). Try going here: https://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php, then click on Search Openings, then keyword "musicology."
  • 10/29 (3) Thank you. Unfortunately I received the same error when I click "Search Openings."
  • 10/30 I am pretty much out of ideas, and you may have to contact Texas Tech HR. One last thing to try: does this direct link to the posting work for you?
  • 10/31 Does anyone have clarity on the requirement for a recommendation/referral, separate from the professional references that I assume signify letters of recommendation? Does this mean cold emailing a warm body in the TTU department and getting them to write a referral for you?
  • 11/7 According to post on HigherEdJobs.com, review of applications will begin on December 1.
  • 1/31 Anybody have any news on this one?
  • 2/23 Rejection email sent.
    • "We had a very strong pool of candidates who fit our needs. Our review of those applications has progressed, and we are currently focusing on a small number of other candidates."
  • 03/12 Campus interviews scheduled.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professorial Staff (Music) – Music History in Context (Deadline: 28 May 2018)Edit

  • Professorial Staff (Music) – Academic Studies; Music History in Context
  • Salary: £36,193 to £42,478 p.a. pro rata (Including LWA)
  • Post Type: Part-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 17.5
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 28 May 2018
  • Interview Date: See advert
  • Reference: 003-18
  • The Faculty of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a 0.5 FTE permanent teaching position with effect from 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in the field of historical musicology and will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum, in particular teaching music history/context at undergraduate level, in addition, contributing to teaching at postgraduate level as necessary and enhancing the Faculty’s developing research culture.
  • Educated to a PhD degree-level, you will have proven higher music education teaching experience, strong research interests, outstanding communication and organisational abilities, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment.
  • Interview Date: w/c 4th June 2018
  • If you think this might be just the job for you, please click ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application from. For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk or call Chloe Roper, HR Officer, on 020 305 4382.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professorial Staff (Music) – Jazz History (Deadline: 28 May 2018)Edit

  • Professorial Staff (Music) – Academic Studies; Jazz History
  • Post Type: Hourly-paid
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Contract Length: Fixed term to 31 July 2019
  • Hourly Rate: £49.55 to £58.16
  • Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 28 May 2018
  • Interview Date: See advert
  • Reference: 004-18
  • The Faculty of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate on a fixed term, hourly paid basis from 01 September 2018 to 31 July 2019. The successful candidate will have expertise in the field of jazz history and will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of jazz music history/context at undergraduate level, in addition, contributing and enhancing the Faculty’s developing research culture.
  • Educated to a postgraduate degree level, you will have proven higher music education teaching experience, strong research interests, outstanding communication and organisational abilities, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment.
  • Interview Date: w/c 4th June 2018
  • If you think this might be just the job for you, please click ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application from. For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk or call Chloe Roper, HR Officer, on 020 305 4382.

Ulster University: Lecturer in Music (Community Music) (Deadline: 08 September 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer in Music
  • Faculty/Department: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School/Section: School of Arts and Humanities
  • Campus: Magee
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Percentage hours of full time post (Academic Only): 100%
  • Duration of Post: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 28 February 2021)
  • Salary Range: £34,540-£49,177
  • Closing Date: 8 Sep 2017
  • Additional Information: The postholder will undertake teaching, research, and administrative duties across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with particular responsibilities in Community Music. S/he will have an additional specialism in at least one of the following: Music Technology, Musicology, Music Psychology, Composition, Performance.
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  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

University College Cork: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 13 March 2018)Edit

  • LECTURER IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND THEATRE/COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Permanent Whole Time Post
  • UCC wishes to appoint an ethnomusicologist of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. We are seeking an ethnomusicologist whose specialisms are complemental to existing staff, and whose contributions will enhance and develop our current strengths in both research and teaching.
  • It is expected that the appointee will have a record of innovative scholarship, a strong peer-reviewed publication profile (which may include practice-based outputs), and successful funding applications. She or he will be dedicated to achieving excellence as a university teacher, at all levels. Further, the successful candidate may 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.
  • For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies. 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 John Godfrey, Tel: +353 (21) 490 4534, email: j.godfrey@ucc.ie For further information on the School of Music and Theatre, please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/music-theatre/music
  • Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €33,149 - €58,547/€63,987 - €82,273.
  • Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.
  • Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 13th March 2018.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • Job ID: 028452
  • 20/04/2018: my colleague received a rejection email.

University College Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 30 June 2017)Edit

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology, UCD School of Music, UCD College of Arts and Humanities (Permanent)
  • Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer / Assistant Professor (below the bar) in Musicology, UCD School of Music.
  • The appointed Lecturer / Assistant Professor will teach in the BA and BMus programmes in Music and in the MMus in Musicology (with strands in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology). She/he will also supervise and mentor MA and PhD students.
  • The School in particular seeks candidates with a strong research record and teaching interest in the areas of 20th century music (broadly defined), music and media, and/or music and digital culture. The successful candidate will be an innovative scholar with a proven investment in interdisciplinary topics and approaches within the field of musicology.
  • Note: It is envisaged the successful candidate will commence in post on Monday 8th January 2018.
  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor (below the bar) Scale: €32,820 - €57,602 per annum
  • Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.
  • Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 30th June 2017
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
  • Posted to AMS-L 6/12/17.
  • Campus Interviews scheduled 7/21
  • Rejection received 7/27 (x2); shortlisted applicants contacted

University College Dublin: Teaching Fellow in Music (Deadline: 29 May 2018)Edit

  • Teaching Fellow in Music, UCD School of Music, Specified purpose appointment (Estimated duration: Summer 2018 to January 2019) (part time, 0.7 FTE)
  • UCD seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Music to cover teaching duties for a member of staff whilst absent on Maternity Leave (estimated duration: Summer 2018 until January 2019). The Fellow will teach undergraduate modules on World Music, Popular Music and academic and non-academic writing techniques, as well as contribute to a module on Music in Ireland, the supervision of undergraduate dissertations and the administrative duties to be undertaken at school level. Experience of undergraduate teaching, module design and assessment is crucial, while great interpersonal skills and administrative experience in an academic context will be welcome assets, too.
  • Salary Scale: €35,000 per annum pro rata
  • Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Tuesday, 29 May 2018
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Irish Local Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

University of Alabama: Assistant Professor, Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2017)Edit

  • Requisition Number: 0810987
  • Number of Open Positions: 1
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Other Title Information: Musicology
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Organization: 204241 - MUSIC
  • Position Summary: The School of Music at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in historical musicology required by time of appointment; college teaching experience preferred. We seek a creative and collegial musicologist whose scholarly interests center on pre-1600 and/or post-1900 music. Primary duties will include the teaching of a wide range of courses in music history and musicology at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including graduate seminars and undergraduate surveys; maintaining an active scholarly production suitable for a research institution; serving on graduate student advisory committees, as well as SOM and University committees; directing theses and other research projects when appropriate.
  • To apply for this position, please complete an online application at facultyjobs.ua.edu, upload a cover letter of application and a curriculum vitae, and send at least three letters of recommendation to the mailing address below. Only applicants who complete the online application will be considered for the position. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
  • The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. *If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Joanna Biermann, Chair, Search Committee, email: jbiermann@ua.edu
  • Send letters of recommendation to:
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
The University of Alabama School of Music
Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 10/23 -- Request for two writing samples and skype interview.
  • 10/25 Wow, that was fast, what a waste of time and money to apply to this position.
  • 11/16 -- any news here?
  • 11/15 on campus interviews

University of Arizona: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 16 April 2018)Edit

  • It is with great enthusiasm that the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and the Graduate College announce a search for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position has an anticipated start date of August 2018.
  • The successful candidate should have experience in the application of music and arts knowledge to collaborative problem-solving, incorporating broadly ethnographic and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
  • The hire will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Fred Fox School of Music; recruit and mentor outstanding students; and provide leadership in developing a new graduate interdisciplinary program (GIDP) in Applied Ethnomusicology and Intercultural Arts Research.
  • The interdisciplinary program in Applied Ethnomusicology and Intercultural Arts Research program is managed by the Graduate College and offers a Master of Arts and a PhD in partnership with six other academic colleges: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Science, Social and Behavioral Science, and Public Health. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in the Fred Fox School of Music, which is a comprehensive music program offering instruction and degrees in musical performance, composition, musicology and theory. Included in those programs are the Master of Music (MM) in Ethnomusicology and the minor in ethnomusicology for Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) students in performance and composition.
  • Candidates should be committed to fostering interdisciplinary partnerships and to promoting diverse and inclusive environments.
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach, mentor and advise undergraduate students in Music and graduate students in both Music and the Applied Ethnomusicology and Intercultural Arts Research GIDP.
  • Chair the GIDP in Applied Ethnomusicology and Intercultural Arts Research and thereby participate, on a reasonable basis, in some aspects of the day-to-day running of the GIDP such as organizing seminars and colloquia and helping with recruitment activities.
  • Conduct research and secure funding that would support GIDP students in independent research that integrates intercultural perspectives uniting the arts in the service of problem-solving in education, public health, science, humanities, and social and behavioral science.
  • Provide service to the Department, College, University, and the field.
  • Enhance the GIDP’s reputation and increase its ability to recruit good students.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong record of teaching, advising, and mentoring students
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with interdisciplinary projects and programs
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidenced by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other means.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of ability to secure research grants
  • Record of high quality research published in leading academic journals
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Tenure Information: Tenure-Eligible (TE)
  • Posting Number: F21374
  • Desired Start Date: 08/13/2018
  • Contact Information for Candidates: Joanna Mahon, jym@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-7886
  • Open Date: 04/05/2018
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Review Begins On: 04/16/2018
  • Special Instructions Summary: Please include a service statement/philosophy and a diversity statement/philosophy at the end of the research Interests, and upload as one document. The teaching philosophy is to be uploaded separately.

University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Performance (Deadline: 24 January 2018)Edit

  • Full Time
  • Post is open to: External and internal candidates
  • Grade 8
  • Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year
  • Additional Information: For further information about this post please contact Professor Andrew Ginger, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: a.ginger@bham.ac.uk.
  • Please note that the post holder would be expected to undertake international travel as part of the role.
  • Candidates are asked to submit a piece of work as part of their application:
  • if a written piece, maximum 10,000 words; please upload together with your CV in the application form;
  • if another format, please send to e.withers@bham.ac.uk with name and post number in the email subject and attachment name.
  • The panel may make reference to the work in its selection of candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an interview and deliver a brief lecture recital 22nd or 23rd March 2018.
  • Terms and Conditions: Academic Teaching Staff. (non-clinical)
  • Job Purpose: The Department of Music at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Performance with effect from 1 September 2018. The Department is one of the most distinguished in the UK, recognised for strong research performance in REF 2014 and world-class facilities, including the new Bramall Music building, which will shortly be supplemented by extensive new practice and rehearsal facilities. It offers popular and well-funded solo performance modules at undergraduate and Masters level and works in partnership with University Music to deliver a programme of high-quality extra-curricular ensemble performance activity for students, staff and the local community.
  • The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher and practitioner in music performance, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualification and with ambitious future agendas for research and impact that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointee will be an excellent teacher and manager, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including both core and specialist modules. As Department Director of Performance the appointee will assume leadership of solo performance provision and assessment at undergraduate and Masters levels. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s programme of cultural engagement, for instance by delivering lecture-recitals on campus and in the city of Birmingham. The successful candidate will also undertake performance work in relation to internationalization, and should be willing to travel. In addition the appointee will contribute to the department’s core teaching in at least one of the following areas: harmony and counterpoint, analysis, composition or music history.
  • Applications are welcome from specialists in all areas of performance, including jazz.
  • Closing Date: 25 Feb 2018
  • A full job description is available in PDF format: http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/1858.pdf
  • Posted to AMS-L 1/24

University of Bonn: W2 Professorship in Musicology/Sound Studies (Deadline: 30 March 2018)Edit

  • The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bonn, Germany, invites applications for a W2 Professorship in Musicology/Sound Studies, to be filled as of 1st October 2018.
  • A vital part of the professorship will be teaching and researching within the field of sound studies with a fundamental approach towards humanistic and cultural sciences as well as musicological research. The future holder of the position should engage in the development of relevant research approaches and in interdisciplinary cooperation with the Institute of Linguistics, Media Studies and Musicology as well as with members of other relevant departments. *Applicants preferably should have already gained experience in the field of electronic music media and should have dealt with aspects of the globalization of music. Furthermore, publications or proven teaching experience in Pop Music and/or Jazz are also preferable. We also expect applicants to have profound knowledge in general music history and musical analysis. The future professor should show great willingness to participate in the research activities and in the development of new teaching concepts of the faculty and to contribute to the committees of academic self-administration.
  • Formal requirements are regulated by § 36 Hochschulgesetz (HG NRW). The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Applicants for the academic position are expected to send a CV including teaching experience, research interests, copies of university certificates and a list of publications.
  • Applicants are invited to send their documents electronically as one pdf-file with max. 5 MB in German or English to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany): philfak.berufungen@uni-bonn.de.
  • The deadline for applications is 30th March 2018.
  • Posted to AMS-L 2/21
  • 2/21 This may be a stupid question, but does anyone know if you need to speak German to get jobs in Germany? 
  • 2/21 (2) I think so (I'm pretty sure teaching at a German University requires a fluency exam for non-native speakers--it's what was required of one of my theory colleagues), but it could be worth an email to see if they would allow some time for fluency. 

University of Bristol: Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop Studies (Deadline: 20 February 2018)Edit

  • Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop Studies
  • Job number: ACAD103095
  • Division/School: School of Arts
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract staff
  • Working pattern: Full time
  • Salary: £32,548 - £36,613
  • Closing date for applications: 20-Feb-2018
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop studies to provide support in both the research and administration of the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship ‘Regional Rap in post-Devolution Britain’ (http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=AH%2FP005853%2F1). You will be assisting the Principal Investigator on the project’s aims while developing research independently, yet related to, regional rap in the United Kingdom. Additionally, you will be helping to organize related impact events and their publicity.
  • Based in the Department of Music, you will possess a PhD in music and/or a topic related to hip-hop studies. Ideally, you will have experience in ethnographic methods, public engagement activities, IT systems, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You may also possess familiarity with related subfields that engage with hip-hop studies, which could include geography, linguistics, music analysis, race and/or gender studies. You will have an emerging research profile that we are keen to help foster.
  • The post is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position with fixed term funding available for 9 months. We welcome any applicants who are interested in job share and part-time work
  • It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 27 March 2018
  • Contact for informal inquiries: Justin.williams@bristol.ac.uk
  • Closing date for applications: Midnight Tuesday 20 February 2018

University of Calgary: Sessional Instructors (Spring/Summer 2018) (Deadline: 22 December 2017)Edit

  • The Division of Music in the School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for Sessional Instructor(s) to teach the following course(s) during the Spring/Summer 2018 Terms:
  • Updated: December 8, 2017
  • Location: Main Campus
MUSI 302 - Music in Popular Culture: Performers (James Brown), L01 Tues/Thurs 18:00-20:45, Spring 2018
  • Job ID: 14462
  • Course Description: Study of the impact of performers on the history of commercial music, focusing on selected performers such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, James Brown or Jimi Hendrix.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0)
  • Qualifications/Requirements: At least a Master’s in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on both popular music in general and James Brown in particular (in terms of academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work.
MUSI 402 - Topics in Popular Music (The Music of Led Zeppelin), L01 Mon/Wed 16:00-18:45, Spring 2018
  • Job ID: 14463
  • Course Description: Selected topics examining commercial music from a critical perspective. Topics may include the examination of the work of specific creators or performers, the recording industry, the impact of specific instruments (guitar, percussion, electronic media, etc.), or cross-cultural influences.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0), MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
  • Qualifications/Requirements: Doctoral degree in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on both popular music in general and Led Zeppelin (in terms of both academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work
MUSI 402 - Topics in Popular Music (Film Music), L02 Mon/Wed 12:30-15:15, Spring 2018
  • Job ID: 14464
  • Course Description: Selected topics examining commercial music from a critical perspective. Topics may include the examination of the work of specific creators or performers, the recording industry, the impact of specific instruments (guitar, percussion, electronic media, etc.), or cross-cultural influences.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0), MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
  • Qualifications/Requirements: Doctoral degree in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on film music (in terms of both academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work.
Music 301 - Music and Popular Culture (Progressive Rock), L01 Tues/Thurs 16:00-18:45, Summer 2018
  • Job ID: 14466
  • Course Description: Survey and specific examination of popular music and culture, ranging from classical styles to rock, within a historical and sociological context. The course will examine the meaning and messages of popular music, and its impact on present-day culture. Topics may include The Beatles and Rolling Stones, Rock and Roll, Black Music, jazz, music and media, blues, Sinatra, Broadway and others.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0)
  • Qualifications/Requirements: Doctoral degree in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on progressive rock music (in terms of both academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work.
Music 302 - Music in Popular Culture: Performers (Blues), L01 Mon/Wed 18:00-20:45, Summer 2018
  • Job ID: 14467
  • Course Description: Study of the impact of performers on the history of commercial music, focusing on selected performers such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, James Brown or Jimi Hendrix.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0)
  • Qualifications/Requirements: At least a Master’s in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on both popular music in general and blues music in particular (in terms of academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work.
Music 402 - Topics in Popular Music (The Tragically Hip), L01 Mon/Wed 09:00-11:45, Summer 2018
  • Job ID: 14468
  • Course Description: Selected topics examining commercial music from a critical perspective. Topics may include the examination of the work of specific creators or performers, the recording industry, the impact of specific instruments (guitar, percussion, electronic media, etc.), or cross-cultural influences.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0), MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
  • Qualifications/Requirements: Doctoral degree in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on both popular music in general and music of The Tragically Hip in particular (in terms of academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work
Music 402 - Topics in Popular Music (Heavy Metal), L02 Mon/Wed 13:00-15:45, Summer 2018
  • Job ID: 14469
  • Course Description: Selected topics examining commercial music from a critical perspective. Topics may include the examination of the work of specific creators or performers, the recording industry, the impact of specific instruments (guitar, percussion, electronic media, etc.), or cross-cultural influences.
  • Course Hours: 3 units; H(3-0), MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
  • Qualifications/Requirements: Doctoral degree in Music and/or equivalent professional experience. Research interest or focus on Heavy Metal and its music/history (in terms of both academic work and performance). Significant teaching experience and demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum at the post-secondary level to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Successful teaching record for large lecture sections and experience grading academic work


  • Application Process: To apply to the above teaching opportunities, please submit a letter of application to the email account music@ucalgary.ca indicating which course(s) and session(s) you are interested in teaching.
  • In support of your application, please provide the following:
Current, up-to-date CV (if the SCPA does not already have one on file)
Three references (required if you have not taught for the SCPA before)
Description of your qualifications in support of each course you are interested in teaching, as well as any restrictions (e.g. scheduling day or time constraints) that would need to be taken into consideration
  • If you have any questions, please contact Joelle Welling, Division Chair, Music, by email at welling@ucalgary.ca or by phone at 403-220-6696.
  • Application Deadline: Friday December 22, 2017

University of California, Davis: Music Lecturer - Spring Quarter 2018 (Deadline: 15 February 2018) FILLED: Alexander Stalarow, UC Davis 2017Edit

  • Job #JPF02038
  • Letters and Science: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies - MUSIC
  • Recruitment Period: Open January 31st, 2018 through February 15th, 2018
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACADEMIC POSITION
  • LECTURER IN MUSIC
  • Academic Year 2017-18
  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Davis, announces openings for lecturers to teach the following courses during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Music 121 Topics in Music Scholarship (for music majors” “Sources and problems of a historical period or musical style selected by the instructor and announced in advance”)
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications for Music 121 is a Ph.D. degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • SALARY: Negotiable, dependent upon candidate’s training and experience.
  • STARTING DATE: Spring Quarter (March 29 – June 14, 2018)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018. Positions will remain open until filled.
  • APPLICATION: Please submit a Letter of Application, CV and the names and contact information of three references to the Recruit website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02038
  • Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • References: 3 references required (contact information only)
  • 3/15 offer made and accepted

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Early Music) (Deadline: 15 September 2017) FILLED: Cesar Favila, University of Chicago 2016Edit

  • Job #JPF03092
  • HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - MUSICOLOGY
  • Recruitment Period: Open July 28th, 2017 through September 15th, 2017
  • Description: The UCLA Department of Musicology seeks a scholar in the early stages of their career for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Required areas of expertise are Early Music, broadly defined. A strong plus (but not a requirement) will be applied-music leadership skills appropriate to future development of the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, which is administered by the department. The department welcomes a wide variety of secondary specialties.
  • All applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Musicology or a closely related field. Applicants are also expected to have a robust research agenda and should be prepared to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The position is open until September 15, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and the names and addresses of three references.
  • Please do this ONLINE at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03092.
  • Anyone hear anything? 10/12
  • Request for more materials, 10/16 (x3)
  • 10/18 I have been told that they already know who they want to hire and the search is not transparent. I did not apply for this reason. I know some colleagues who have significant research and teaching background in this field are being excluded. What a shame!
    • 10/19 I did not apply to this either, but respectfully, I disagree with your assessment. The call seeks applicants with diverse methodological approaches (e.g. “early music, broadly defined”); there is evidence above of multiple requests for more materials; recent hires at UCLA have come from several different institutions (again, I’m not connected to this school, but they do seem to have a recent record of transparent hiring practices). Before rushing to judgement, maybe we should wait and see how this job search plays out? In any event, I wish you and your colleagues the best of luck in your respective job searches.
    • 10/25 Yes,but there are only three requests for more material, and those will be the final candidates who were already chosen before the search started. And by the way, this is the same institution that last year hired an ethnomusicologist to fill a music history position. Someone with an interest in Samoan music. Wow!!! So impressed, this is really cutting-edge research. But can someone explain to me what the correlation with western music is? Maybe, that Monteverdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, or Verdi (among all the others) went to an all inclusive vacation there??
    • 10/25 (poster #2) Well, speaking as one of the short-listers I'm pretty sure I wasn't chosen before the search started, as I've never even met anyone in the department. It's unfortunate that your colleagues feel excluded, but we all know that the ratio of qualified applicants to positions makes the whole process more of a lottery than anything else. It had been a while since my number came up, so hopefully theirs will too. The only surefire way not to get a job you want, though, is not to apply for it. I have personally seen "preferred" internal candidates not get the job, even after ten years in a position they basically created. (x2)
    • 10/26 Surely we all realize that not everyone posts to this list. The fact that there are only 3 requests for more materials listed here tells us nothing at all about the overall state of the long list or search. 
  • 11/1 I am a member of the Search Committee for this search.  The information in the comment posted on 10/18 is completely incorrect.  We absolutely do not know who we want to hire yet.  We reviewed all the applications and cut the list to 20 people who were asked for further materials.  We will be meeting next week to cut that list to a group of 8 who will be invited to Skype interviews.  Absolutely no candidates were chosen before the search began.  Finally, as regards the first posting on 10/25 above, we did not hire an ethnomusicologist for a music history position last year.
    • 11/2 Many thanks for your input and for refuting the untruthful statements above. (x3)
  • 11/9 Request for Skype interview (x2)
  • 12/5 Any movement? (x2)
  • 1/10 campus interviews are underway
  • 4/10 Offer made and accepted

University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnomusicology (Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair) (Deadline: 09 October 2017)Edit

  • Job #JPF03043
  • HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
  • Open June 19th, 2017 through October 9th, 2017
  • Description: The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology seeks a senior scholar for a position with tenure at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on achievements and qualifications, to hold the Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music.
  • Required areas of expertise are ethnomusicology and the music of India with excellence in research, publications, and teaching. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in one of its classical forms and possibly one or more of its regional genres.
  • All applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a closely related field. Applicants are expected to have a robust research agenda and should be prepared to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The position is open till October 9th, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, one scholarly publication or other sample of creative work, and the names and addresses of three references ONLINE at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03043
  • Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
Scholarly Publication/Sample of Creative Work
Misc/Additional (Optional)
Misc/Additional (Optional)
  • References: 3-5 references required (contact information only)

University of California, Riverside: Part-time Lecturer (Introduction to World Music, Spring Quarter 2018) (Deadline: 19 February 2018)Edit

  • Job #JPF00879
  • Open date: January 19th, 2018
  • Next review date: February 20th, 2018
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  • Position(s): Part-time Lecturer
  • Starting Date: Spring Quarter Instruction begins April 2, 2018 and ends June 8, 2018.
  • Salary: $5,933.56 per course per quarter, pending budgetary approval
  • Duties: Teach one large undergraduate course (for 300 students,) days and times TBD, and oversee four Teaching Assistants. MUS 006 Introduction to World Music course description: A survey of people, identity, and music making. Includes listening to music from many cultural contexts. Also covers a variety of scholarly topics in world music. Cross-listed with ANTH 006.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or DMA. 2 years college-level teaching or equivalent experience. Strong commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Application Procedure: Provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to diversity, and teaching evaluations and/or arrange for three letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00879. Deadline to receive application is February 19, 2018. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2018.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Black Studies (Deadline: 08 January 2018)Edit

  • Job #JPF01061
  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Black Studies
  • Recruitment Period: Open date: November 13th, 2017; Next review date: January 8th, 2018
  • Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: June 30th, 2018
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  • Description: The Department of Black Studies (www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu) at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.
  • Successful candidates may have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Public Policy, Public Health, Geography, History, African Diaspora Studies, Global Studies, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Architecture, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Economics, Political Science, Education or related disciplines. We welcome applications from all subfields, but especially encourage social scientist to apply, and we acknowledge interests in strengthening our expertise in environmental justice; race, STEM, and bioscience; global/political theory; cultural studies (art/music/literature/social media). The candidate's orientation to teaching and research should correspond with the Black Studies Department’s universal investment in social justice. A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field is preferred. Ph.D. candidates who expect degree completion by the anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 may apply, but any offer is contingent upon the Ph.D. being conferred before the candidate's start date.
  • The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. We will have preference for candidates with publication(s) in peer review journals, higher education teaching experience and evidence of success in that experience, commitment to departmental service.
  • Application materials must be submitted online. A cover letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, relevant teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the appropriate sections of the application website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01061.
  • Questions should be directed to the Department of Black Studies Business Officer, Ashley Thompson, at businessofficer@blackstudies.ucsb.edu.
  • For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by January 8, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. 

University of Cambridge: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 18 August 2017)Edit

  • The British Academy will shortly invite applications to their prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme, with a deadline expected to be in early October 2017 (http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships). These fellowships fund three years of research on a topic of the applicant’s choice, and applications have to be hosted by a UK higher education institution. You should check the latest eligibility details on the British Academy website but basically you need to have obtained your doctorate in the last three years or else to have your viva by the end of March 2018 (but see below). There are also nationality/residency conditions, but you are automatically eligible if you have a doctorate from a UK university.
  • If you would like to apply through the University of Cambridge, you need to submit a draft application to the Faculty of Music by 18 August 2017. Before then you may wish to contact an appropriate member of the Faculty who might act as mentor (for a staff list see http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/directory/academic-staff), but this is not a requirement.
  • In line with new British Academy requirements, applications will be initially scrutinised by the Faculty but the final decision as to whether we can host your application will be made at University level. We hope to tell you this by around the middle of September; if so, you will be asked at that point to commit yourself to applying through Cambridge, and we will work with you to make your application as good as possible.
  • The documentation we require falls into two parts, the first of which is for the University's evaluation process, while the second is the basis of the application to the British Academy.
  • (i) a document containing your name, the title of your proposed research project, and a research project description (maximum 750 words), addressing the following:
the research problem you are seeking to address and why it is distinctive
the design and methodology through which your project will adresss this problem
how your proposed research will significantly change the established landscape
how you will complete your project within the three-year period of the award
why Cambridge is the right place to carry out the project
  • (ii) a draft British Academy application consisting of the following:
an academic CV
a summary of your doctoral or other previous research in about 500 words
a research proposal of about 1500 words. This should be structured as shown at the bottom, since these are the key sections of the British Academy application form.
  • These documents should be supplied as Microsoft Word documents (not PDFs) emailed to research@mus.cam.ac.uk. You can also use this address for any queries you may have.
  • You should be aware that in 2016 the British Academy introduced a restriction on the number of times you can apply within your period of eligibility. Normally only one application is possible, although a small number of near-miss applicants may be permitted to apply in the following year. (If this applies in your case, please say so; otherwise we shall assume this is your first application.) For this reason we would generally recommend you to apply in this round only if you will have obtained your doctorate by September 2017; this is in part because in most cases the best informed referees will be your examiners (supervisors are not permitted to act as referees).

University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century) (Fixed Term) (Deadline: 13 June 2018)Edit

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2019 in the first instance.
  • The Faculty of Music is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr David Trippett on the ERC-funded project 'Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century'.
  • The project aims to enlarge substantially our understanding of the dialogue between 19th-century music and natural science. It examines in particular how a scientific-materialist conception of sound was formed alongside a dominant culture of romantic idealism. Placing itself at the intersection of historical musicology and the history and philosophy of science, the project will investigate the view that sound, for a time the cherished mantle of idealist metaphysics, was also regarded by writers, composers, scientists and engineers as tangible, material and subject to physical laws; that scientific thinking was not anathema but at key moments intrinsic to music aesthetics and criticism; that philosophies of mind and theories of the creative process also drew on mechanical rules of causality and associative 'laws'; and that the technological innovations brought about by scientific research from steam trains to stethoscopes were accompanied by new concepts and new ways of listening that radically impacted the sound world of composers, critics, and performers.
  • With a Ph.D. in Musicology (or related field) or in the History and Philosophy of Science, applicants will be experienced in writing articles, reports, and/or other material suitable for scholarly publication, and in giving papers at academic seminars and conferences. They will be able to manage and organize a wide range of activities and exercise judgment regarding time-management and prioritizing and organizing of workload. They will be highly attentive to detail but also capable of grasping and resolving sophisticated conceptual problems relevant to this project. They will be able to work independently to tight deadlines and will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including the project team.
  • It is hoped that an appointment will be made within one of the following subfields: - machines and mechanism; - technologies for sound.
  • In conjunction with the research team and with access to research funds, appointees will be expected to work within these broad subfields towards relevant research publications and conference participation. Interviews will be held on 22 June 2018.
  • Further information about the Faculty is available at: www.mus.cam.ac.uk.
  • To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Trippett, djt31@cam.ac.uk.
  • Please quote reference GT15590 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge, Pembroke College: Keith Sykes Research Fellowship in Italian Studies (Deadline: 30 September 2017)Edit

  • PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
  • The College hopes to elect not later than 31 January 2018 to the following Fellowship starting from 1 October 2018:
  • KEITH SYKES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ITALIAN STUDIES
  • Following three successful tenures of the Keith Sykes Research Fellowship--Dr Claudia Bolgia was appointed to a Lectureship in the History of Art at Edinburgh University, Dr Kenneth Clarke to an Anniversary Research Lectureship in Medieval Literature at the University of York, and Dr Ambrogio Camozzi is currently in the final year of his outstandingly successful tenure of the Fellowship--the College welcomes applications from scholars with interests in any aspect of Italian culture from the age of Dante to the present: relevant disciplines may include Italian language and literature, music, history and art history.
  • Candidates should have recently completed, or be about to complete, a doctoral degree.
  • The tenure of the Fellowship will be for five years. The holder will be encouraged to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, and to offer an annual course of lectures in the University Department or Faculty with which he or she will be affiliated, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work; the holder will also be expected to support an annual “Italian evening” and other related events, and the annual Keith Sykes Lecture.
  • The stipend will be based on points .30 to .34 of the University’s scale for academic stipends. This is currently £22,494 for a candidate who has not yet completed a doctorate, rising to £25,298 once the degree has been awarded; teaching will be separately remunerated. Research Fellows are offered subsidized accommodation, in college if unaccompanied, in college-owned flats or houses if partnered; where accommodation is not required the Keith Sykes Research Fellow will be provided with a study in College.
  • Research Fellows, like every Fellow of the College, are members of the Governing Body, and enjoy a range of benefits and privileges as well as responsibilities. These include seven free meals per week at High Table, access to a Fellows’ Research Fund, and eligibility for support for conferences or workshops Fellows organize in Cambridge.
  • Applications should be made online at http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/about/job-vacancies/ by 30 September 2017.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

University of Cambridge, Selwyn College & Trinity Hall: Early Career Research Fellowships (Deadline: 13 November 2017)Edit

  • Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eleven Fellowships is offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • Trinity Hall: Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in Anglo-Saxon, Architecture, Classical Literature & Linguistics, Education, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) or Music, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowship is open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • Selwyn College: Applications are invited for a stipendiary Centenary Research Fellowship, supported by the Isaac Newton Trust, in the following arts subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, Education, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music. These will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2018. The Fellowships are open to graduates, men or women, of any University, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. The function of this Fellowship is as an initial (normally) post-doctoral position appropriate to the start of an academic career.
  • The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to engage in research; Research Fellows are also welcome to undertake supervision teaching, if they wish, within a limit of six hours per week. Research Fellows are not expected to undertake any additional administrative duties within a College, but should attend twice-termly meetings of the College’s Governing Body.
  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
  • Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website w/c 9 October 2017: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/applying/fellows/jrf/
  • All applications to be submitted online by 13 November 2017

University of Chester: Senior Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 17 July 2017)Edit

  • Senior Lecturer in Music
  • Salary: £42,955 - £46,924 Per Annum
  • Location: Kingsway
  • Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
  • Vacancy Group: Academic Staff
  • Category: Academic
  • Closing Date: 07/17/2017
  • Date Posted: 07/03/2017
  • Reference: RA001608
  • Description: We wish to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic research-active Lecturer to contribute to the Department’s music programmes. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching on all the music-based courses, supervise research students and undertake pastoral duties in support of students.
  • The successful applicant will have a proven track record of Higher Education lecturing in music. It would be desirable if this teaching could span genres (across classical and popular) and a specialism in one or more of the following is desirable: musicology, performance studies (especially applied to popular music performance) or popular music performance. Proven experience at research supervision would also be beneficial together with evidence of an emerging research profile to support this. Beyond this, all areas of expertise in music are welcomed.
  • To apply for this post please download and complete the "Employment and Education Details Form" from the vacancy links section below before clicking apply.
  • Closing date: 17th July 2017
  • It is expected that interviews will take place in the first two weeks of September.

University of Central Oklahoma: Assistant Professor of Humanities (Deadline: 15 January 2018)Edit

  • Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: 2017-4612
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Category: Faculty
  • Org Number: 010080
  • Department: Humanities and Philosophy
  • Location: US-OK-Edmond
  • Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and credentials
  • Targeted Job Start Date: 8/6/2018
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Weeks Per Year: 52
  • Regular Workdays/Hours: Varies
  • Preference Date: 1/15/2018
  • Department Specific Essential Job Functions: Humanities professors teach core curriculum ancient through modern western Humanities classes, which focus on the cultural history of artistic media and ideas, as well as upper-year undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) classes in several areas of the discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-level courses on the Early Modern/Renaissance period or later.
  • Qualifications/Experience Required: Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.
  • Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Ph.D in a Humanities discipline required, with a documented ability through graduate coursework or teaching experience to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate visual arts, music, literature, and ideas. Competence in a European language desired for potential departmental study tours.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to perform institutional committee and service work. Position also has a research and creative activity requirement.
  • 3/15: Rejection Email

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 February 2018)Edit

  • The Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory (CMT) of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an outstanding candidate with a strong record of teaching and research for a tenure-track faculty appointment in musicology /ethnomusicology to begin Fall Semester 2018. All areas of specialization will be considered, but specialists in ethnomusicology, American music, and/or vernacular music are especially encouraged to apply. The CMT Division offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, and offers required and elective courses for all students enrolled in music programs at CCM, a comprehensive conservatory for the performing and media arts. http://ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt.html
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology/ethnomusicology, including supervision of graduate assistants; advising research in area(s) of expertise; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; participating in divisional, college, and university-wide committees, and other service.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by time of appointment; evidence of outstanding scholarly promise and excellence in teaching musicians.
  • Terms of Appointment: Full-time tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment Date: August 15, 2018.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their material electronically by accessing the University of Cincinnati’s Recruitment site https://jobs.uc.edu and searching for position 25281.
  • Applicants should submit contact information for three professional references, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of application indicating areas of research expertise, university-level teaching experience, and other areas of teaching and scholarly interest.
  • 2/11: Question: with their online system, does it seem right just to attach a file with letter writers' contact information? I see no other way to "submit contact information for three professional references" through the portal.
    • 2/12 I think so! That's what I did.
    • 2/14 Same. This one may very well win this year's hotly-contested Academic Jobs Online Award for Worst Application Design.
  • 2/23: Request for writing sample x3
  • 3/7: Skype Interview
  • 3/21: Request for Campus Interview

University of Colorado Boulder: Professor of Musicology/Director of the American Music Research Center (Deadline: 01 November 2017) FILLED: Susan Thomas, Brandeis University 2002Edit

  • The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Musicology and Director of the American Music Research Center. Appointment to begin August 2018. 

  • Duties: We seek an outstanding scholar of American music, broadly defined. Duties of this appointment include teaching courses in historical musicology or ethnomusicology and directing the American Music Research Center (AMRC). The Director will serve as Editor-in-Chief of the American Music Research Center Journal, advise University Libraries on acquisition and collection matters, oversee the organization of AMRC festivals and events, actively work with the College of Music advancement team in AMRC fundraising, preside over the AMRC’s advisory board,supervise the AMRC staff assistant and student assistants, and provide a vision for continued growth. Teaching duties include three courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as student advising. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and a significant national and international presence, as well as participating in college, university, and professional service.
  • Rank / Salary / Benefits / Start Date: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position; possibility of entering with tenure)
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
  • Appointment begins August 21, 2018.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in music and will have an established record of published research, commensurate with his or her career stage. A substantial record of university teaching experience and at least two years of administrative, archival, or curatorial experience are strongly preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications received by November 1st will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Inquiries should be directed to: Rebecca Maloy, Chair 
Musicology – AMRC Director Search 
maloy@colorado.edu
  • Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV
  • Application Materials Instructions: In order to complete your application to this position, please complete the following 2-step application process:
  • 1. Complete this CU Careers online application process for this position. A CV and cover letter will be required.
  • 2. Within 48 hours of submitting this online application, you will then be notified via email to submit the contact information for three professional references.
  • 12/18 Anybody hear anything?
  • 12/28 Skype interviews scheduled during mid-to late-January

University of Colorado Denver: Lecturer of Music History (Deadline: None listed, posted 09 April 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado Denver seeks a part-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer of Music History.
  • This appointment requires a 100% teaching load. Teaching assignment will focus on the department’s required music history course, Music in Culture, music history electives, and other courses as assigned by the chair. Teaching responsibilities may also include other areas relevant to the Department’s programs and candidate’s expertise.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Disciple knowledge and classroom or applied experience in areas of need. Candidates must have a background in ethnomusicology with focus on pop music. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition, candidates should have a willingness to participate in the growth and development of the music program.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in ethnomusicology. Experience teaching in a higher education environment.
  • Preferred Requirements: Doctorate in ethnomusicology or a music discipline related to the above-mentioned field of inquiry.
  • Salary Range: Salary depends on the number of credit hours per class and ranges from $1,265 to $4,815 per course.
  • Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10594
  • When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. A current Resume/CV. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document.
  • Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
  • Posting Date: Apr 9, 2018
  • Unposting Date: Ongoing
  • Posting Contact Name: Richard Strasser
  • Posting Contact Email: richard.strasser@ucdenver.edu

University of Copenhagen: Lecturer/Associate Professorship in Musicology (Deadline: 11 September 2017) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Musicology to be filled by 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
  • The main subjects covered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are cultural production and art, cultural theory, cultural history and cultural dissemination. The Department conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level. The Department’s musicology section is characterized by cooperation between scholars whose research lies within the fields of music history, popular music studies, and ethnomusicology.
  • The associate professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.  
  • Teaching, examination, and student supervision will take place at the BA as well as MA programs in Musicology. In addition, the Department emphasizes that applicants should be capable of assuming research and teaching tasks across the different sections of the Department. An associate professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is expected to have published in internationally recognized contexts and to display a scholarly performance corresponding in quality to the international standards on the subject.
  • The department seeks a scholar to participate in, and contribute to the cross-disciplinary dynamics of the current research community.
  • Applications are invited from scholars who have made a substantial contribution to historiographical research on topics pertaining to periods, genres, traditions and contexts within, for example, western art music, non-western art music, popular music and jazz. Applicants whose work crosses borders between such categories are also encouraged to apply.  
  • Submitted works should demonstrate that the scholar has contributed to the development of theoretical and methodological approaches to historiographical problems, questions and challenges, and that they are based on a detailed and thorough investigations of a variety of source materials.  
  • Applicants for associate professorships must have qualifications corresponding to at least the level attained on successful completion of a tenure track assistant professorship. 
  • They must be able to document the following criteria:
A minimum of four peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, at least one of them at level two; or a monograph as well as two articles, at least one of them at level two; or similar publications
Advanced teaching qualifications: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme (or equivalent experience) and a teaching portfolio that documents varied pedagogical/didactic practice (both class instruction and individual or collective supervision) See also Educational Charter for the Faculty of Humanities:http://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/ and the University’s guidelines: http://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/university-guidelines/pedagogic-basis-and-guidelines/
Well thought-out research and teaching plans. The research plans must include considerations concerning external dissemination activities and social impact. The teaching plans must include considerations concerning how the applicant intends to maintain and develop their pedagogical/didactic competencies.
Participation in relevant and strong Danish and international academic networks, preferably in both research and teaching.
Good citizenship: interest in and commitment to the maintenance and enhancement of a collegiate community and an academic environment in which approaches to educational questions, the development of research and external contacts are based on solidarity.
  • All of the above mentioned criteria must be met. The guidelines are available at the website: http://humanities.ku.dk/about/vacancies/5668eng_Lektorkriterier_paa_HUM_KUendelig.pdf
  • It is also an advantage if applicants have experience of obtaining external funding, alone or together with colleagues.  
  • The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants’ qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.  
  • Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students. *For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professors, please refer to the job structure for academic staff
  • For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Mette Sandbye, e-mail: sandbye@hum.ku.dk
  • Search cancelled for budgetary reasons (12/13)

University of Denver: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 10 November 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology - Lamont School of Music
  • Tracking Code: 002752
  • Position Summary: The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music invites applications for a new, full-time assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position in Ethnomusicology, to begin September 1, 2018. We seek a scholar with an emerging, established, or secondary specialty in music of the African diaspora. Specific areas of specialization are open, but will complement or deepen the research directions already represented by Lamont faculty. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses for majors and non-music majors and will maintain an active research and creative agenda. Additionally, this person will serve as Spirituals Project Faculty Affiliate, integrating with and expanding the mission of The Spirituals Project, a program housed in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
  • The Spirituals Project is a broad-based initiative to explore the many, varied dimensions of African American spirituals as art form, tradition, and tool. As Faculty Affiliate, this new hire will work with The Spirituals Project Faculty Director to develop programming that extends and expands the mission of The Spirituals Project by focusing on musical, cultural and historical aspects of the spirituals and related music genres, including explorations of the legacy of the spirituals in ongoing struggles for freedom and equality.
  • Essential Functions:
Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ethnomusicology and related topics, for both music majors and non-majors. Leading an ensemble is encouraged but not required.
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Nationally recognized publications, possibly supplemented with creative work, will be considered for tenure and promotion.
Service: Partner with the Spirituals Project Director to plan and organize festivals, symposia, and conferences (approximately one per year) as Spirituals Project Faculty Affiliate. Serve on School of Music committees and/or University committees, departmental duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or closely related field. Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, verified by the graduate advisor. The desired area of scholarly expertise within ethnomusicology is open. A scholarly interest in African American music, including spirituals and related genres of Afro-diasporic music. An ability to interact effectively with diverse communities. An interest and aptitude for event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals).
  • Preferred Qualifications: At least one year experience of teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching. Experience with successful event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals) and community building. Candidates with a strong background in both research and performance are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application Deadline: Applications received on or before November 10, 2017 will be guaranteed full review. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Sarah Morelli at Sarah.Morelli@du.edu.
  • For technical questions, please contact Marcy Cozzens at Marcy.Cozzens@du.edu.
  • Please include the following documents with your application:
CV
Cover letter - Please include discussion of how your research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence and involves effective interaction with members of historically underrepresented communities. To acquaint yourself with the priorities and initiatives of the University of Denver, please visit: http://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/ and http://www.du.edu/cme/.
Three letters of recommendation - Please arrange for these letters of reference to be sent to Deanna Goldstein either electronically to Deanna.Goldstein@du.edu or by mail to the Lamont School of Music, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. The preference is to receive them electronically via email.
  • NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
  • Any movement here? (12/29).
  • (1/7) Request for materials sent 12/20.
  • 1/26 Request for Skype interview
  • Any movement here? (5/18)

University of Edinburgh: Lecturer in Popular Music (Deadline: 18 May 2018)Edit

  • Vacancy Ref: 043548
  • Closing Date: 18-May-2018
  • Contact Person: Dr Elaine Kelly
  • Contact Number: 0131 650 2420
  • Contact Email: elaine.kelly@ed.ac.uk
  • The Reid School of Music is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Popular Music from 1 September 2018 with research and teaching expertise in any area of popular music studies.
  • The successful candidate will lead the teaching of popular music at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will attract and supervise PhD students. They will have an excellent research profile in any area of popular music studies, with the ability to produce exceptional publications and attract external funding. The appointee will also contribute to the administration of the subject area and ECA.
  • The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and open-ended, available from September 2018.
  • Salary: £39,992 - £47,722 per annum
  • Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 18th May 2018.
  • Essential:
  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Demonstrable ability to design and deliver inspiring teaching, assessment and research supervision in the field of popular music studies.
  • Ability to attract and supervise PhD students
  • An outstanding research profile as evidenced by high-quality published research outputs
  • Demonstrable ability to lead the development of knowledge exchange and outreach activities through good working relationships with a wide variety of groups – students, colleagues in the School, the University and partner institutions, industry practitioners and representative bodies, etc.
  • A commitment to collegiality and team working
  • Desirable:
  • Track record in bidding for and securing external funding
  • Practical experience in performance and/or composition of popular music
  • Links with and/or experience of working in the popular music industry
  • Application Procedure: All applicants should apply online via our Vacancy Website and by submitting an up to date CV and cover letter. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
  • The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 18th May 2018.
  • Eligibility to Work: In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and Immigration Act 2016 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK). To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

University of Florida: Lecturer of Music History (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Job no: 505079
  • Work type: Faculty Full-Time
  • Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
  • Department: 13030100 - COTA-MUSIC-DIRECTOR
  • Classification Title: Lecturer
  • Job Description: The School of Music at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Music History. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position.
  • Responsibilities: Teach sections of the undergraduate music history sequence (from Antiquity to the present), music appreciation, and a graduate music history course. Additionally, the Lecturer will serve on graduate committees and contribute to the governance of the School of Music, College of the Arts and the University of Florida through participation in faculty meetings and assigned committees, as well as participation in the School of Music and University events. The teaching load is four courses per semester, with three course preparations. Additional duties may include scholarly or creative activity that supports the teaching mission of the Lecturer position, in keeping with its emphasis on professional development and practice.
  • Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurable with qualifications and experience, and includes a generous benefits package.
  • Minimum Requirements: PhD in Musicology or Music History and previous university teaching experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic about teaching music history and is well-equipped to teach the music history sequence, as well as music from a variety of contexts and cultures in a general education, music appreciation course.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, all application documents should be submitted by December 1, 2017 via the University of Florida's online application system. Applications will continue to be considered until a suitable applicant pool has been established.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials, including letters of recommendation, at a later stage.
  • Inquiries may be sent to: Silvio dos Santos, Chair, Lecturer in Music History Search Committee, Email: mushistsearchuf@arts.ufl.edu
  • Request for teaching video, 1/10

University of Glasgow: Research Associate, Edinburgh Ramsay Project (0.4 FTE) (Deadline: 07 January 2018)Edit

  • Research Associate
  • Reference Number: 019433
  • Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
  • College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
  • Department: SCHOOL OF CRITICAL STUDIES
  • Job Family: Research And Teaching
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Salary Range: £34,520 - £38,833 pro rata
  • Job Purpose: To make a leading contribution to the Edinburgh Ramsay Project working with Professor Murray Pittock and Dr David McGuinness. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in music of early eighteenth-century Scotland and its sources. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this project as opportunities allow. (S)he will principally be engaged in working on the textual editions of Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd and Tea-table Miscellany from a musical point of view. The appointed candidate will be based in the Centre for Robert Burns Studies project room in 7 University Gardens.
  • Knowledge/Qualifications
  • Essential:
A1 An awarded PhD in relevant subject area
A2 Extensive specialist knowledge of the music of Scotland in the early eighteenth century and its sources
A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area and subject specialism
A4 Knowledge of project-specific data sources and archival materials.
A5 Knowledge of specialist IT software as appropriate, including music engraving in the preparation of editions of ::historical music
  • Desirable:
B1 Knowledge of sound recording and editing techniques
  • Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum, pro-rata based on 0.4FTE.
  • This position is part time for 14 hours per week (0.4FTE), funded for 3 years.
  • New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
  • Vacancy Ref: 019433, closing date: 7 January 2018.

University of Glasgow: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor of Popular Music (Deadline: 28 January 2018)Edit

  • Reference Number: 019643
  • Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
  • College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
  • Department: SCHOOL OF CULTURE & CREATIVE ARTS
  • Job Family: Research And Teaching
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: Professor: Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation. For SL/Reader: £50,618 - £56,950
  • Job Purpose: To provide academic leadership by conducting internationally-leading research, delivering research-led education, and contributing to School administration as required by the Head of School. The post-holder will lead a research agenda in Music, with the specific remit of stimulating collaborative research and external grant applications involving colleagues both within and outside the School.
  • Other Information: While Popular Music studies at Glasgow have mostly focused on the Music Industries, their histories and socio-political environment, we welcome applications from candidates with specialisms in one or more area(s) of the broad range of research implied by the term “Popular Music”
  • Informal enquiries to Professor Bill Sweeney (William.Sweeney@glasgow.ac.uk)
  • For Professor: The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business. Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.
  • For Senior Lecturer/Reader: The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 9, £50,618 - £56,950 per annum. New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
  • For all levels: The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.
  • All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.
  • Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
  • Vacancy Ref: 019643, closing date: 28 January 2018.
  • 3/18 Interviews are tomorrow!

University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Deadline: 07 January 2018)Edit

  • The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to commence on August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.
  • The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty. Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017, and not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.
  • A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
  • Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty at sofhku@hku.hk.  Applications must include three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Society by referees. Dossiers are accepted. Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from http://arts.hku.hk/sofhku/. *Closes January 7, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2018.
  • The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

University of Houston: Scholar-In-Residence in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 30 April 2018 extended to 15 May 2018)Edit

  • The Moores School of Music in the Kathrine C. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is now accepting applications for a Scholar-In-Residence for the academic year 2018-2019, with the opportunity for renewal the following year. The successful candidate will teach up to two courses per year, vigorously pursue research, and participate in the musicology division’s activities at the Moores School of Music.
  • This fellowship is open to scholars in all areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology who have received their doctorates within the past three years. We particularly encourage applications from specialists in Latin American art or popular music, or with interdisciplinary interests. In addition, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center and the Moores School of Music can provide important opportunities to interface with Houston's vibrant art community. The Fellow will meet regularly with the other CWM Fellows and the Director of the Center over the course of the residency.
  • Priority deadline for application: April 30, 2018
  • In the cover letters, applicants will need to outline their creative goals during the next five years, aspects of their project they expect to address during their fellowship, how their residency at the University of Houston will facilitate the accomplishment of these objectives, and how they plan to contribute to the school and the college during their residency.
  • Qualifications: This fellowship is open to scholars in all areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology who have received their doctorates within the past three years. Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
  • Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Writing Samples
  • Job Posting: Apr 13, 2018, 10:33:20 PM
  • 5/7: Does anyone have experience with non-confidential letters? As confirmed by the SC, the only option for providing recommendation letters is to upload them in the app system. I am not at all comfortable asking my writers to provide their letters directly to me, and Interfolio doesn't seem set up for this, either. I'm leaning toward having them emailed via Interfolio, but wonder if that will mean automatic disqualification for not following directions. (Oy.)
    • 5/8: How did you even contact the SC? No contact info on posting or jobs site. 

University of Manchester: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 12 January 2018)Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Closing Date : 12/01/2018
  • Employment Type : Permanent
  • Duration : from August 2018
  • Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
  • School/Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • Division : Music
  • Hours Per week : Full time
  • Salary : Grade 6 to Grade 8 £35,550 to £60,410 per annum according to experience
  • Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
  • Job Reference : HUM-11096
  • Music at the University of Manchester is one of the leading Music departments in the UK, consistently ranked in the top three in the principal league tables. In order to build on the outstanding success of this thriving department, we are inviting applications for a permanent, full-time lectureship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology, tenable from 1 August 2018. Applications in any area of Musicology/ Ethnomusicology are welcome, although preference will be given to applicants with a specialism in Ethnomusicology and/or Popular Music (including global popular musics). You will be expected to make a strong contribution to the subject area’s research strategy, including through the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research outputs and the potential to attract external research funding; to lead undergraduate and Master’s-level teaching and supervision in your field of specialism (including both broad-ranging course units and those offering more focused and intensive study), alongside contributing to teaching in other related areas; to recruit and supervise PhD students; and to contribute to the management and administration of the subject area under the guidance of the Head of Music and Head of Division.
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.
  • Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Name: Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music, Email: caroline.bithell@manchester.ac.uk
  • General enquiries: Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk, Tel: (+44)161 275 4499
  • Technical support: Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk, Tel: (+44)161 850 2004
  • This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
  • Further Particulars: HUM-11096 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology FPS
  • Rejection email (1/23) X2

University of Manitoba: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 20 April 2018)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • Desautels Faculty of Music - Requisition No 01718
  • Expected Start Date: Jul 01, 2018
  • Full Time: Yes
  • Permanent: Yes
  • Posting End Date: Apr 20, 2018
  • Job Description: The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Musicology, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold a Ph.D in musicology, and have a strong record of research and teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • We are seeking a musicologist with a breadth of expertise and an excellent record of university teaching and research success. With a primary specialization in musicology, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach throughout the music history core, including graduate bibliography and research methods. Expertise/experience in teaching classes such as Ethnomusicology, Music after 1900, and History of Women in Music will be an advantage. We are seeking an outstanding colleague with a passion for teaching such that students in all programs are encouraged to further their knowledge of musicology, and those who desire careers in musicology will be mentored and given the tools to succeed. In addition to demonstrated teaching and research success, we seek a colleague with an interest in creative and energetic community service and the ability to develop and sustain productive and long-term musical partnerships and collaborations within the Desautels Faculty of Music and the wider community.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will normally teach both undergraduate and graduate music history courses, such as those listed above. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of recent research/, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to:
Dr. Edmund Dawe, Dean
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Email: Edmund.Dawe@umanitoba.ca
Fax (204) 474-7546
  • Position Number: 25721
  • Closing date: April 20, 2018, or until position is filled
  • At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.
  • 4/13 Fair warning to applicants: the 'advantageous' areas of expertise precisely fit the spouse of someone in the department.
  • 5/14 Any news here?

University of Miami: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 10 December 2017) FILLED: Anne Searcy, Harvard University 2016Edit

  • Position Description: The acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami seeks an innovative scholar, dynamic teacher, and supportive colleague to join the tenure-track faculty of the Department of Musicology . The ideal candidate will embrace an interdisciplinary approach to music research that resonates with the interests of the current faculty of the Department of Musicology and the Frost School of Music. Applications from individuals whose work examines the interplay of historical and modern-day cultural processes, global crosscurrents of musical activity, or new trends in music-centered scholarship are especially welcome. The search committee also encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, particularly those who will enhance an environment of inclusion within the Frost School and help to advance the university's initiatives in hemispheric studies.
  • Responsibilities of the position involve teaching courses on the history of European art music as well as topics in the scholar's particular field of expertise. The new hire will also be expected to pursue a vibrant program of scholarly research that demonstrates continued professional growth and visibility; teaching undergraduate courses; recruiting, mentoring, and advising students; engaging in service within and beyond the institution; and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the university. 
  • Required Qualifications: A successful candidate at the rank of Full or Associate Professor will have an exemplary record of publication and research, extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a strong national and international reputation. A successful candidate at the rank of Assistant Professor will hold a PhD in musicology, music history, or ethnomusicology at the time of appointment, and show evidence of success in collegiate teaching and an emerging national reputation as a scholar. 
  • Deadline: December 10, 2017 (or until filled)
  • Please DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE UM CAREER SITE for position #P100033437.
  • What to Submit: Letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation
  • Contact Information: Please send all materials electronically, with the subject line: "Musicology Application: [applicant's name]," to Cynthia Dianne Gross, email: c.gross1@miami.edu. 
  • Questions about the search should be addressed to Melvin L. Butler, Chair, Musicology Search Committee, email: mlb267@miami.edu.
  • 11/15 I'm confused about "hemispheric studies" in the job description. Does that mean that this department is looking for an Americanist? A bit of online search seems to indicate that this is a valid assumption, but if anybody has a clearer idea, please confirm/share. Thanks!   
  • Any updates on this? 01/27
  • 1/26 Request for more materials.
  • 2/13 Campus interviews scheduled

University of Michigan: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2017) FILLED: Inderjit Kaur, UC Berkeley 2016Edit

  • Duties: The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate classes on ethnomusicological theories and world music repertories and practices; supervise undergraduate and graduate student thesis and research projects; recruit students of high caliber; develop and maintain an active and nationally recognized scholarly profile through publications and conference presentations; participate in faculty governance responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: Completed PhD in ethnomusicology or related area by August 2018; exceptional scholarly potential, or established scholarly reputation; collegiate teaching experience.
  • Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure-track
  • To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of five references (letters are not required at this time). In the cover letter, applicants should include brief creative/research and teaching statements.
  • Review of applications begins on December 15, 2017. To receive full consideration, candidates should apply online and submit materials to smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu. Please add Ethnomusicology in the subject line. Candidates should be prepared, upon request, to submit a teaching video URL and writing sample.
  • 1/12: Request for more materials (x2)
    • 2/13 Have they started doing interviews?
  • 2/26: Invitation for on-campus interview (mentioned three finalists)
  • 4/17 Filled: Inderjit Kaur, UC Berkeley (2016) 

University of Michigan: Lecturer I (Islamic Arts) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 05 September 2017)Edit

  • Job Opening ID: 147025
  • Working Title: LEO Lecturer I - Residential College Arts and Ideas Program, Fall 2018
  • Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Posting Begin/End Date: 9/05/2017 – 9/30/2017
  • How to Apply: Combine into one document a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for two references. All applicants must upload the document to UM career website.
  • Course Description: The Residential College Arts and Ideas in the Humanities major program, http://www.rc.lsa.umich.edu/, is seeking to hire a full time Lecturer I to teach courses starting in the Fall 2018 semester. The courses should focus on the scholarly study of Islamic arts, including the visual arts, music, dance, theatre, film, or literature. We expect this person to have a Ph.D. in the scholarly study of one of these art forms, with expertise in any part of the world outside of North America where Islamic arts are practiced. This position will be a 100% position for teaching three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the winter semester.
  • Responsibilities: The primary focus for this position is to be able to teach in the Residential College Arts and Ideas Program, though other program teaching may be available depending on the candidate. Although the Residential College is open to applications from a range of disciplines and specialties, of particular interest would be a specialist in art or music, such as an art historian or ethnomusicologist. The latter could specialize in either music or dance. Though we will prioritize scholars of the modern period, we expect the candidate to have a deep understanding of the historical and cultural context of the art form, and its development over time. Ideally the candidate will be a scholar familiar with large temporal and geographical relationships, and the histories of dialogue, exchange and influence between North and South, East and West. The candidate should also be willing to conduct conversations concerning struggle, misunderstanding, and the imbalances of power. The courses envisioned should encompass a complex and varied field, not limited to a single religion or art form. A multidimensional perspective would demonstrate how Islam has interacted historically with other religious or cultural traditions. The candidate should be prepared to integrate at least two art forms (e.g. literature and painting) in at least one course.
  • Teaching in the First Year Seminar writing program is also highly desired. The primary purpose of the FYS is to prepare students for expository writing at the college level. A further aim of the FYS is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the university through small class size and emphasis on discussion.
  • The successful candidate will find a vibrant scholarly community within the university dedicated the Islamic Studies. The RC, in seeking to broaden its curricular offerings, remains committed to being an active participate in that campus community.
  • The candidate will provide instruction for classes of approximately fourteen undergraduates in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Additional duties include participation in college- and program-wide activities, including attending student exhibitions and program meetings. The instructor will provide written evaluations for Residential College students enrolled in the course.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD. with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • Desired Qualifications: Previous teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Additional Information: 100% appointment for Fall and Winter semesters
  • Union Affiliation: This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • Selection Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
  • 10/27: Any movement here? 
  • 12/24: Request for reference letters
  • 1/28: Request for Skype interview

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Music History (Deadline: 26 April 2018)Edit

  • UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance is seeking qualified applicants for a ranked non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor faculty position. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the needs of the Music Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology Division, and the expertise of the successful candidate. These may include: Teaching undergraduate music history sequence for music majors, general education courses for non-music majors, research methods for graduate music students, and other classes based on the successful candidate’s expertise and specialization; assist with creating and assessing comprehensive examinations for graduate students.
  • Minimum Qualification: The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in musicology by May 2018 and have a record of experience and excellence in teaching.
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full-time, benefit eligible, ranked non-tenure track, 9 month appointment for academic year Fall 2018 through May 2019.
  • Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin on April 26 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter and curriculum vitae, including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials. Use search keyword “music history”
  • SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Please have three references send confidential letters to granadea@umkc.edu
Music History Search
Attn: Andrew Granade, PhD
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
4949 Cherry Street
417 Olson PAC
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Request for more materials (5/4)

University of Mobile: Visiting Professor of Music – Voice/Music History (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 March 2018)Edit

  • Department: Alabama School of the Arts (Department of Music)
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate required. All voice types encouraged to apply. Experience in music history as a graduate assistant, graduate cognate area, tutor, or classroom instructor is preferred. Demonstrates the Imago Dei of Christ (Gen 1:26) in all aspects of one's professional role, personal interactions and community relations. Christian who is an active member in a local church. Supports Statement of Christian Affirmation ( https://umobile.edu/about/mission/)
  • Responsibilities: Teaching applied voice, graduate and undergraduate level music history and research courses, other voice related classroom activities, and maintain an active professional performance profile.
  • To apply: Please send a letter of interest, completed UM employment application, curriculum vitae, a list of references, academic transcripts, video or YOUTUBE upload of recent performances demonstrating a variety of musical styles and genres to amiller@umobile.edu . (Semi-finalists may be asked to submit a teaching video).

University of Montevallo: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 20 March 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: F1500042
  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Position Number: F02492
  • Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Employment Status: Full Time 9 Mos Regular
  • Appointment Type: Full-time Tenure Track
  • Essential Job Duties: Teach undergraduate classes in the music history sequence, applied instrumental music, music theory, and music appreciation/technology. Committee work, recruiting, research. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.
  • Education and Experience: Terminal degree in Music, Music History, or other relevant field and College level teaching experience required.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Secondary area based on candidate’s strengths, with particular emphasis on the ability to teach woodwind, brass, or percussion applied, undergraduate music theory, and/or music technology. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent public relations skills, possess the ability to work closely with students and faculty, and manifest a commitment to the highest artistic standards. Documented successful research and experiences in the music profession strongly desired as is the ability to use technology.
  • Desired Start Date: August 13, 2018
  • Open Date: 03/20/2018
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: The appointee must hold a terminal degree in music by the commencement of duties. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester: Adjunct Faculty, Intro to Music (Summer 2018) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 May 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: ADJUNCT FACULTY-INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
  • Job Description: The University of New Hampshire, Manchester Campus is seeking adjunct faculty to instruct undergraduate sections of Introduction to Music for the summer semester. Fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. Historical perspective, but main emphasis is on confronting significant works of musical art on their own terms.

Location: UNH, Manchester, NH Required Qualifications: Graduate degree required. Successful candidates will have prior teaching experience at the college level.

  • Posting Number: AFP0042FY17
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Lecturer of Liberal Studies (Music) (Deadline: 01 February 2018) FILLED: Kelsey Klotz, Washington University in St. Louis 2016Edit

  • Position Number: 003331
  • Working Title: Lecturer of Liberal Studies
  • Classification Title: 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • College: Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Position Designation: Faculty
  • Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
  • Months per year: 9
  • Vacancy Open to All Candidates
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to teach large sections of a liberal studies course titled “The Arts in Society: Music,” in which students survey the position of music in selected cultures from around the world. Students experience a wide range of ideas and styles and move toward thoughtful, critical, and creative listening, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the place of music in reflecting, shaping and critiquing society. The specific subject matter of this course varies, depending on the instructor’s interest and background. Additional duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and the department’s curricular needs.
  • Minimum Experience/Education: UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
  • Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Candidates must hold a master’s degree in music. Previous success in teaching at the collegiate level, specifically in working with large groups of students, is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of first-generation college students, within the context of an urban research university. Applicants whose teaching incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Special Notes to Applicants: Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:
1) A letter of interest
2) A curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers)
4) A diversity statement that addresses the following questions: a) How do you approach the idea of diversity in your teaching? b) What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an urban research campus? and c) How would you facilitate a culturally competent classroom?
  • Teaching videos and academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Additionally, applicants must have three current letters of recommendation, referenced specifically to this position, sent to:
Liberal Studies Search Committee
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
  • Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman, Office Manager, at lnewman@uncc.edu.
  • Job Open Date: 12/11/2017
  • Job Close Date: 02/01/2018
  • Date Review of Applications will Begin: 02/01/2018
  • Proposed Hire Date: 08/15/2018
  • 2/13 Request for phone interview
  • 2/14 Received rejection email.
  • 4/22 Offer made and accepted.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies (Deadline: 16 October 2017)Edit

  • Position Number: 0900
  • Functional Title: Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Position Type: Tenure Stream
  • Position Summary: The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin America (Assistant Professor), to begin August 1, 2018.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or anticipated by 8/1/18) in Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology, or related fields of study pertaining to the Black Atlantic with a focus on Afro-Latin America. Specialists in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the Circum-Caribbean are welcome. Consideration will also be given to West and Central Africanists with research and/or teaching linked to Latin America.
  • Teaching responsibilities are three courses per semester. Offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated engaged teaching and the ability to contribute to the program’s dynamic intellectual life and broader community is especially favored.
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: We will begin reviewing applications on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Cerise L. Glenn, Program Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies (email: clglenn@uncg.edu).
  • Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #0900) including a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page detailed description of their research program, up to three representative publications, a 1-2 page statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when a candidate is possibly being considered for an interview.
  • Recruitment Range: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Job Open Date: 09/18/2017
  • For Best Consideration Date: 10/16/2017
  • Type of Appointment: 1.0 (Full-Time)
  • Time Limited? No
  • Number of Months per Year: 9
  • From Ethnic Studies wiki: Skype Interview (11/16)


University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 20 October 2017)Edit

  • Position Number: 13954
  • Functional Title: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Position Type: Tenure Stream
  • Position Summary: The UNCG School of Music, part of the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology to join the graduate faculty of the Music Studies Department.
  • Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester; offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise, including: American music, music cultures of the world, topics/area courses, and graduate seminars. Serve on graduate and dissertation committees. The UNCG School of Music seeks applications from candidates who will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural diversity and who are committed to advancing inclusion and equity.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology or a related field
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in teaching at the university level. Ongoing research activity with strong record of (or potential for) publication. Ability to lead an ensemble is an asset but not required.
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit all materials electronically.
  • Applicants must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. One-page description of research
4. One-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy
5. Names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation
  • Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant.
  • Recruitment Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Org #-Department: Music Performance - 12611
  • Job Open Date: 10/06/2017
  • For Best Consideration Date: 10/20/2017
  • (11/9) Request for more materials. (x5)
    • (12/1) Any movement here?
  • (12/21) Request for Skype interview in early January. (x3)
  • (1/19) Request for campus visit
  • (2/23) Automated rejection following Skype interview

University of North Texas at Dallas: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 September 2017)Edit

  • Requisition Number: FAC - 201000000217
  • Job Title: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor
  • Job Description: The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor, with a special emphasis on American Music. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received. Adjunct instructors plan classes and implement and evaluate teaching/learning objectives and student learning outcomes. An adjunct instructor undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours. The successful applicant will be expected to provide quality instruction in undergraduate Art Appreciation courses matching the instructor’s background, education, and skills base. Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of Languages and Communication. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design, assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett at sheryl.santos-hatchett@untdallas.edu.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music Education, Music, Music World History, or other Music-related discipline and significant demonstrated experience in teaching Music -related courses.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience in teaching Music in public educational settings to multicultural populations; Performance or directing ability; Significant knowledge of American Music genres, World Music and/or ethnomusicology; Demonstrated ability to inspire Music appreciation for non-majors
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/.
  • For more information visit http://untdallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett at sheryl.santos-hatchett@unt.edu. Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.
  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 18 October 2017)Edit

  • Reference: ARTS165817
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
  • Job Type: Research & Teaching
  • Department: Music
  • Salary: £35550 to £47722 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
  • Applications are invited for the above post based at the University of Nottingham, University Park Campus. The Department of Music is one of the UK’s leading centres for teaching and research in Music. The appointee to this post will play a central role in continuing to develop the Department’s provision in response to changing student demand.
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in any area of musicology which will enhance the department’s existing curriculum and research strengths. The person appointed will be expected to teach a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to conduct internationally excellent research (involving the production of research outputs and impact case studies for forthcoming national research assessment exercises), to attract external research funding, to supervise postgraduate research students, and to contribute to departmental administration.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to teach in at least two areas of musicology, to conduct internationally excellent research (involving the production of research outputs and impact case studies for forthcoming national research assessment exercises), to attract external research funding, to supervise postgraduate research students, and to contribute to departmental administration.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in Musicology (or be near completion), or substantial, internationally-recognised equivalent experience. They must also have the capacity to contribute to the department in terms of the development and delivery of the curriculum, student recruitment (especially at PG level), research and impact, administration, and pastoral support for students. Desirable attributes include a portfolio of (developing) research outputs of international excellence, evidence of external research grant capture, and 30 credits of a PG teaching certificate (or equivalent).
  • This post will be offered as a permanent contract. The hours of work are full-time, 36.25 hours per week.
  • In addition to the application form, applicants should supply a CV, which should include details of their research expertise, publications, and their teaching and administrative experience. Cover letters should not exceed two sides of A4.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Nicholas Baragwanath, tel: 0115 951 4757, Email: nicholas.baragwanath@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.
  • 10/31: Rejection Email (x3)
  • 11/9: Any developments here?
  • 11/15: Request for campus visit

University of Nottingham: Chair in Music (Deadline: 04 September 2017)Edit

  • Chair in Music
  • Reference: PROF165817
  • Closing Date: Monday, 4th September 2017
  • Job Type: Research & Teaching
  • Department: Music
  • Salary: Salary will be within the professorial range, minimum £59,400 per annum
  • Applications are welcome from specialists in any area of musicology. The successful candidate will offer inspirational leadership to the Department of Music. Through this appointment, we are seeking to enhance the excellence and visibility of existing strengths and synergies within the Music Department, and between the Department and others within the University. In addition to strengthening Music’s research profile, the successful candidate will be expected to play an active leadership role in administrative terms, and to serve as head of department in the near future and in rotation with colleagues thereafter. They will contribute to the teaching programme at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and have a demonstrable interest in pedagogy.
  • Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Music or a related discipline, be able to demonstrate an outstanding publication record in any area of musicology, and have experience of UK Higher education or a comparable higher education in another country. An understanding of the challenges currently facing the UK HE sector is essential.
  • This is a full- time, permanent post which is available from January 2018
  • In addition to the application form, candidates should supply a CV, which includes details of their teaching and administrative experience and the areas of their research expertise.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to supply samples of their publications.
  • This post is open until filled.
Job Description/Role Profile
Faculty Brochure
Additional Information
Information for candidates
Apply Online
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Music, Dr Nicholas Baragwanath, email: nicholas.baragwanath@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music Technology (Deadline: 15 February 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • A position of Associate Professor of Music Technology is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • The Department of Musicology seeks to appoint an associate professor in music technology. The successful candidate will carry out cutting-edge research within her/his specialisation and play an important role in building up the new Master’s programme “Music, Communication and Technology”. Starting in August 2018, this international programme is a joint initiative with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, 500 kilometres from Oslo. The programme is novel for both its two-campus organisation and for its fully “flipped-classroom” approach.
  • The candidate should have experience with network music making, including practical experience with real-time and audio-visual technologies, and network-based communication. Additional competencies could include virtual/augmented reality, motion capture, new interfaces for musical expression, music information retrieval, spatial audio, and entrepreneurship. The candidate must also show an interest in novel teaching-methods, including “flipped classroom”, problem-based learning, and guiding students in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
  • Requirements
  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialisation in music technology
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.
  • The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • We offer
  • Salary level 517 700 – 600 200, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:
  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
  • Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.
  • Selection procedure: As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).
  • Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.
  • Deadline: 15. February 2018
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18
  • 4/9: Received rejection email with feedback (see post in General Discussion)

University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Popular Music Studies (Deadline: 15 February 2018)Edit

  • A position of Associate Professor is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • The Department of Musicology seeks to appoint an associate professor in popular music studies. Expertise within the broad field of popular music studies, across a broad range of popular music genres, is required. The successful candidate will have a solid theoretical and methodological grounding in popular music studies, and must be critically informed and pioneering in their approach to music research, with an identified specialism in the field.
  • The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
  • Requirements
  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialisation in popular music studies
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.
  • The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
  • We offer
  • Salary level 517 700 – 600 200, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage
  • Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:
  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
  • Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.
  • Selection procedure: As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).
  • Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.
  • Deadline: 15. February 2018

University of Oxford: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: 16 August 2017)Edit

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow with the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites applications for this year’s round of British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, for a Fellowship to begin around October 2018.
  • The Faculty of Music offers an exciting and stimulating environment for research, and has a strong record of success in hosting BA Postdoctoral Fellows. Expertise covers a broad spectrum, including European music from 800 to the present day, ethnomusicology, composition, opera studies, film and popular musics, music theory and analysis, the psychology of music and performance studies.
  • For eligibility, further information and the application process, please view this link, https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships#collapse2-0
  • Initial Expression of interest should be submitted on the application form downloadable here, which should be sent to: research@music.ox.ac.uk
  • Please note applicants will need to approach possible mentors and ask them to submit a supporting statement by the closing date. If you are successful in your application to the Faculty, you will be provided with expert support for the full application process to the British Academy.
  • Deadline for application to the Faculty of Music is Wednesday 16th August 2017.

University of Oxford, Christ Church: Associate Professorship in Music/Official Studentship and Organist (Deadline: 01 December 2017) FILLED: Steven Grahl, University of Oxford 2001 (BA), Peterbourough CathedralEdit

  • Christ Church, Oxford, in association with the Faculty of Music in the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint an Official Student (College Fellow) in Music and Organist at Christ Church, with an Associate Professorship in Music, with effect from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £46,336 to £62,219 per annum (as at 1 August 2017). Additional allowances are provided by Christ Church and the Faculty of Music.
  • The successful candidate will hold the College post of Organist, which will entail the rehearsal, direction, administration, and overall responsibility for the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The role’s title notwithstanding, candidates need not necessarily be organists, but candidates will certainly be able to demonstrate a distinguished record of performance and choral direction at a level appropriate to the stage of their careers. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Cathedral Chapter and Christ Church Cathedral School in the planning and delivery of the Cathedral’s music.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any period of music history or discipline of musical study, but who should be able to teach in one or more of the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Music, and from candidates with a high level of professional experience as a performer and choral director.
  • Candidates will also have, or be able to demonstrate the promise of, a record of scholarship in any musical field at a level appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career. They should be able to demonstrate research expertise and experience equivalent to that at doctoral level, which includes practice-led research. The person appointed will be expected to play an active role in Faculty and College administration.
  • Further Particulars can be downloaded here.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to the Academic Registrar at Christ Church, Oxford (academic.recruitment@chch.ox.ac.uk) no later than 17.00 GMT on 1 December 2017.
  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Salary: £46,336 to £62,219
  • Contact: The Academic Registrar
  • Email: alison.tesh@chch.ox.ac.uk
  • Phone: 01865 276157
  • Posted to AMS-L 11/1/17
  • https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/new-organist-of-christ-church-and-associate-professor/

University of Oxford, St John's College: Junior Research Fellowships (Deadline: 17 November 2017) FILLED: Darci Sprengel, UCLA 2017, Beloit College VAPEdit

  • Three Colleges at the University of Oxford—St John’s, Merton, and Christ Church—propose, provided that suitable candidates present themselves, to elect in cooperation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, four at each College, tenable from 1 October 2018. This year, St John’s College will be accepting applications from scholars working in music studies.
  • St John’s College is proposing to elect up to two JRFs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and two in the Sciences. Music will be considered in a field that includes applications from scholars working in four other disciplines: history, archaeology, geography and anthropology.
  • Please note: the guidelines stipulate that applicants “should be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have submitted their doctoral thesis since 1 October 2016."
  • A Junior Research Fellowship (commonly known as a JRF) is essentially an extended postdoctoral fellowship. At St John’s College, Junior Research Fellowships are tenable for three years and may be extended for a further year. Teaching is not required, but a Junior Research Fellow may be permitted to undertake teaching up to a maximum of six hours a week during full term.
  • A Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College is entitled to single College accommodation (subject to availability) or to a housing allowance (as outlined in the further particulars). Partnered accommodation may be available. Fellows are entitled to rather sumptuous free lunches (6 days per week) and dinners at High Table (6 evenings per week). Other allowances (including University fees) and facilities are offered at the discretion of the Governing Body.The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (GMT) on Friday, 17 November 2017.
  • Shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing procedures will be conducted in late February and early March 2018.
  • General information can be found here
  • And further information here
  • 1/24: Invitation for campus interview

University of Oxford, St. Peter's College: College Lecturership in Music (Deadline: 12 February 2018)Edit

  • St. Peter’s College invites applications for a two‐year College Lecturership (6‐hour) in Music. Applicants should have completed (or be about to complete) a doctoral dissertation in this subject and be able to teach a number of core papers for Prelims and the Final Honour School in Music. This is a fixed‐term post following the retirement of Dr Roger Allen and pending a permanent appointment in the subject.
  • The College admits four or five undergraduate students to read Music each year. The Lecturer will fulfil the role of organising tutor in Music for the College and be expected to teach the equivalent of five hours of tutorials and classes for the College each week. Some of the students taught may be from colleges other than St. Peter’s. A further stipendiary hour is allocated for administration and oversight.
  • The main responsibilities of the Lecturer will be as follows: To plan and provide tutorial teaching for up to an average of five hours in each week of full term (eight weeks total), teaching some of the following papers:
  • 1st year Prelims papers:
  • Analysis
  • Special Topics in Music History
  • Supervision of Extended Essays
  • Final Honour School (second and third years):
  • Music Analysis and Criticism
  • Musical Thought and Scholarship
  • Topics in Music History before 1750
  • Topics in Music History after 1700
  • Portfolio supervision (dissertation, edition with commentary, analysis portfolio etc)
  • To be successful, candidates will need to show that they meet the following selection criteria:
  • (i) To have completed (or be about to complete) a doctorate in Music.
  • (ii) To have experience in teaching music at a level that would enable her/him to teach Oxford undergraduates in some of the courses listed above
  • (iii) To demonstrate the ability to be an effective and inspiring teacher of Music, particularly to undergraduates of high ability in a tutorial system.
  • (iv) To have the potential to discharge willingly and competently the full range of academic administrative duties, besides teaching, upon which the effective operation of Music as a subject within the College depends.
  • (v) To be able to contribute to the work of the team of academic staff in Music at St Peter’s.
  • (vi) To be prepared to undertake admissions training if necessary.
  • The appointment will be for a fixed period from 1 September 2018 to 30 August 2020. Remuneration will be on the Senior Tutors Committee scale for Stipendiary Lecturers (pro rata). The rate for a 6‐hour post is £13,248 to £14,900 per annum. The appointee will have access to an entertainment allowance of £136 per annum. Stipendiary Lecturers are eligible to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme and are entitled to subscribe to the Oxford Colleges’ Healthcare Plan.
  • Further Particulars are available here.
  • Application procedure: Candidates should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees to academic.appointments@spc.ox.ac.uk (contact telephone no. 01865 278857) by 12 noon on Monday 12 February 2018. (There is no application form.) Candidates should state in their applications which undergraduate papers they are able to teach. They should ask their referees to write on their behalf to academic.appointments@spc.ox.ac.uk by the closing date.
  • It is expected that shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Monday 26 February 2018, with invitations to interview being sent on Tuesday 20 February.

University of Oxford, Somerville College: Associate Professorship in Music (Deadline: 28 March 2018)Edit

  • Somerville College and the Faculty of Music propose to appoint an Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow from September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The appointment will be a permanent post (after initial probation) and will be on a salary scale of £46,336 - £62,219 p.a., with additional benefits of at least £8,484 (inclusive of Housing Allowance currently £7,925 p.a.) those appointed below the top of this range will receive annual increments until they reach the top point. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.
  • The main duties of the postholder will be to engage in research at an internationally competitive level and teach at all levels. Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in the field of music education, and/or with related interests in the sociology or psychology of music. Candidates should also be able to offer tutorials in one or more of the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Music, particularly in the areas of performance studies, historical musicology, or music theory and analysis. Candidates will have, or be able to demonstrate the promise of, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching in music education and/or the sociology or psychology of music at a level appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career.
  • Applicants should note that the appointment involves two separate contracts, one with the college and one with the University, and the postholder will be expected to undertake duties (as outlined in the further particulars) for both the college and the Faculty of Music.
  • Candidates should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil before taking up the post or as soon as possible thereafter. In exceptional circumstances, candidates without a doctorate will be considered, but they should be able to demonstrate equivalent research expertise and experience.
  • The faculty and the college will also be happy to consider applications from senior faculty staff at other universities.
  • The postholder will be based at Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, UK and the Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB, UK.
  • Further particulars and an application form are available from the following websites: www.some.ox.ac.uk/jobs.
  • The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday (UK time) on Wednesday 28 March 2018.



  • 4/28 Received email stating that I made the "long list" and that only the "short list" candidates will be considered (X2) 

University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 November 2017)Edit

  • FACULTY POSITION IN MUSIC
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. An appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor in the tenure stream.
  • Position: Ethnomusicologist
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have the Ph.D. by June 2018 and should present evidence of scholarly promise and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; direct theses and dissertations; conduct research and publish; participate actively in the profession; share in administrative responsibilities.
  • We seek a scholar whose scholarly focus complements the expertise of our current faculty and who can work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University.
  • Through this appointment, the Department seeks to strengthen its relationship across the university with other outstanding departments in the humanities and social sciences, and with university programs such as Cultural Studies, Film Studies, and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, as well as the University Center for International Studies.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions; a curriculum vitae; a statement addressing their contributions to diversity; and contact information for three references online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTk5. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2017.
  • (11/14) Notification of "long short list," request for writing samples (x2)
    • 11/16 That was quick!
  • (11/26) Request for Skype interview
  • (12/16) Rejection e-mail (x2)
    • Did you have a Skype interview?

University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 15 September 2017) FILLED: Dan Wang, University of Chicago 2017Edit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Musicology to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in a relevant field must be in hand by the time of appointment.
  • We are seeking a music historian of the highest caliber, ideally with specialization encompassing post-1800 Western music and the music history of another region, language tradition, or diaspora. Facility with global historical, transnational, postcolonial, ethnohistorical, intersectional or other innovative approaches to musicology is especially welcome. The successful candidate should complement the research and teaching profile of the current faculty, and should be prepared to engage across the sub-disciplines as well as with other outstanding departments, the Humanities Center, and interdisciplinary programs across the University.
  • The Department of Music offers the Ph.D. in composition/theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and musicology, and the B.A. in music. Duties will include active research and publication, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, directing theses and dissertations, participating in the profession, and sharing in administrative responsibilities.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement; and contact information for three references online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTkw. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2017.
  • 9/20: Request for more materials (x2)
  • 9/20: Rejection via email (x3)
  • 10/13: Rejection via email (x3)
  • 11/6: Any movement here? (x3 – would also like to know this)
  • 11/10: On campus interviews have been taking place
  • 12/14: Has an offer been made?
  • 1/23: Received rejection letter stating Dan Wang has accepted the position

University of Pittsburgh: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 22 February 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the level of Lecturer, not in the tenure stream, for an initial term of three years.
  • Position: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology; full-time, non-tenure stream; renewable.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in ethnomusicology (2 courses per semester); teach the University Gamelan (1 course per semester); and share in departmental responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have received the PhD or MA degree by June 2018 and demonstrated evidence of scholarly promise and excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will work closely with the ethnomusicology faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop and teach new courses in the study of popular music.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjE5.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 22, 2018.
  • 3/1: Invitation for on-campus interview

University of Pittsburgh: Lecturer in Musicology (Deadline: 08 January 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit

  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. The renewable appointment will be made at the level of Lecturer, not in the tenure stream, for an initial term of three years.
  • Position: Lecturer in Musicology; full-time, non-tenure stream
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in music history, 3 courses per semester; participate actively in the profession; share in developing the undergraduate curriculum and other departmental responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have received the PhD degree by August 2018 and demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • The successful candidate will work closely with the musicology faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests complement those of current faculty, who engage actively with current debates in music history pedagogy, particularly efforts toward greater inclusivity and outreach, and who can work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and three letters of reference to: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjE1.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2018.
  • 12/11: The application form also requires "at least one set of teaching evaluations," sample syllabi, and a 1-2 page teaching statement.
  • 1/23 rejection email (x3)
  • 2/2 Request for Skype interview
  • 3/12 Offer made and accepted.

University of Prince Edward Island: Sessional Instructor (Global Musics, Fall 2018) (Deadline: 30 June 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a sessional instructor to teach the following course in the Fall 2018 semester (September – December 2018). This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
  • MUSIC 4220 Global Musics: This course explores traditional and contemporary musics from various world cultures—both the actual sounds of diverse musical traditions and the uses of and beliefs about music within those traditions. Part of each class involves listening to/performing music fom various cultures. Students have the opportunity to investigate a specific musical culture in some depth.
  • Qualifications: The successful applicant will have at least a Master’s degree in Music (Doctorate preferred), a background in ethnomusicology, and evidence of effective teaching at the university/college level.
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and two recent letters of reference to:
Dr. Andrew Zinck, Chair
Department of Music
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
azinck@upei.ca
902-566-0618
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
  • Closing date for applications is June 30, 2018

University of Richmond: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 22 January 2018) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

  • Music: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - 000080M
  • The Department of Music at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time musicologist at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The position is a one-year sabbatical replacement beginning August 2018 with possible one-year renewal.
  • Successful candidates will specialize in any era of Western Art music and have experience connecting scholarship and creative work to innovative undergraduate pedagogies in a liberal arts environment. A secondary specialty in other twentieth and twenty-first century genres is preferred. Assigned courses will include major and non-major courses in Western music, research methods, and opera, with the opportunity to teach courses in the candidate’s research specialty. The teaching load is four courses per semester.
  • Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a teaching statement and a statement on contributing to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and names of three references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting their letters of reference. Applications should be received by January 22, 2018.
  • 10/17 University of Richmond will be interviewing at AMS. Sign up for a time here: http://www.ams-net.org/rochester/interviews/index.php
  • 10/19 All AMS interview slots are now filled but there are still spots on the waitlist.
  • 1/20 I uploaded all the required documents, but when I viewed my application after submitting it, it only shows that I uploaded my CV. Is that normal, or did it eat the rest of my files?
  • 1/20 I uploaded everything as well yesterday, but when trying to view it today couldn't get the completed application to load--hopefully that just means that your files are ok, and it's the HR site. No idea though. Good luck!
  • 3/9 Called departmental secretary yesterday. She said that an offer had been made, although that was all she knew. 
  • 3/13 Received an email saying the search had been cancelled, so maybe they are covering with local part-timers?

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 23 October 2017) FILLED: Anaar Desai-Stephens, Cornell 2017Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Job ID: 203921
  • Location: Eastman School Music
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular, tenure-track
  • The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2018. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Ethnomusicology (or related field) by the time of appointment; area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate classes on ethnomusicological topics; candidates who can also teach undergraduate Western music history courses will receive preference. The cover letter should discuss non-Western and Western repertoires the applicant is qualified to teach.
  • Review of applications begins October 23, 2017. To receive full consideration, please apply online and submit pdfs of your cover letter and curriculum vitae to EthnomusicologySearch@esm.rochester.edu (subject: “Ethnomusicology Search”) and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Candidates should be prepared, upon request, to submit a teaching video URL and writing sample by November 1.
  • 10/17: Deadline extended to 10/23; position announcement revised to reflect that position is TT.
  • 1/8 Rejection e-mail naming successful candidate Anaar Desai-Stephens

University of Sheffield: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Contract Type: Fixed-term with a start date between 1 September 2018 and 1 May 2019 for a period of 36 months.
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Department: Candidates are welcome to submit applications to hold this post in any of the schools or departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Summary: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield comprises four departments and two schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures. We critically reflect on all aspects of human society and culture (past, present, and future) and on the process of reflection itself. We investigate cultures and languages near and far, their ideas, texts, artefacts and landscapes. We aim to create the cultural capital of the future. Working individually and collaboratively, we continually develop innovative methods of enquiry within and across disciplines. Our openness to enquiry and independence in asking and answering questions, enables further understanding, allows us to work creatively and enhances our disciplines.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will support up to three applicants for the current round of Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships, in one or more of the following fields: Archaeology, English, History, Philosophy, Music, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. Applicants with a proven track record of research and high quality research proposals will be selected for support on the basis of their fit with both the Leverhulme Trust's expectations and Departmental and Faculty strategic priorities.
  • Leverhulme Fellows will undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure and conduct a programme of high quality research in line with the Leverhulme project proposal.
  • These are fixed-term appointments for a 36-month duration. The Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2018 and 1 May 2019. Appointments are dependent on the successful award of the Leverhulme Fellowship.
  • If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the Leverhulme Trust's eligibility criteria. These can be found here.
  • For further information about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship process please go to: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/arts-and-humanities/research-innovation/early-career-fellowships/leverhulme-internal-application-process


University of Southern Maine: Part-time Faculty - Music History (Spring 2018) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 16 November 2017) FILLED: Carolyn Paulin, UIUC 1989 (DMA Choral Conducting)Edit

  • The School of Music at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a Part Time Faculty position in Music History. The applicant will be required to teach MUH 223 Music History Survey II. The course will run from January 22 to May 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:45. There may be some flexibility in the offering times and dates depending on the schedule of the instructor.
  • Responsibilities include preparing and teaching course content, assessing student work, and providing available time for student consultation, as needed.
  • MUH 223 is a 3-credit historical study of the language and style of Western art music from 1850 to the present day. Significant composers, major genres, and representative musical compositions are studied. Class is limited to music majors or permission of the instructor.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in music required. Demonstrated successful teaching at the college level preferred.
  • Other Information: Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until there is a suitable pool. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

University of St. Andrews: Lecturer in Theology and the Arts (Deadline: 12 March 2018)Edit

  • School of Divinity, Salary: £39,992 - £49,149 per annum, Start: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • We wish to appoint a Lecturer (a standard position equivalent to a US Assistant Professor) within the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in Theology and the Arts, and commitment to delivering high-quality teaching within that broad field. You will be expected to have a range of interests that strengthen or complement those in the Institute and the School, to be active in research publication, and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • You should have academic and/or professional training in both theology and one of the arts (musical, visual, dramatic, or literary), and hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. We welcome applications from candidates with any theological and artistic specialisms within this interdisciplinary field, and particularly invite applications from those who complement our current strengths, for example by being able to contribute to our growing collaborative work in Sacred Music.
  • It is essential that you have a strong research record, potential for excellent teaching, and an interest in collegial, interdisciplinary work. You should also have some familiarity with grant-seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources.
  • Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Gavin Hopps (grh10@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Prof Judith Wolfe (jw240@st-andrews.ac.uk).
  • Please quote ref: AC2156SB
  • Closing Date: 12 March 2018
  • Further Particulars: AC2156SB FPs.doc

University of St. Thomas: Adjunct Faculty in Music (Deadline: 01 February 2018)Edit

  • The University of St. Thomas invites applications for adjunct faculty positions in Music for the university’s two-year college, the Dougherty Family College. These are non-tenure track positions. Faculty will teach 100- level courses in Music (e.g., Understanding Music and Culture). We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Music courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Teaching load includes 1-2 courses per semester.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION: We seek candidates who recognize the value of high expectations, student-teacher relationships, and home-school-community connections for students’ academic achievement. Competitive candidates will demonstrate how their teaching record fosters successful learning communities reflective of their students' diverse cultures. Candidates will also demonstrate how their teaching has prompted students to make use of their culturally embedded knowledge, resulting in meaningful learning that affirms their students' social identities and connections while promoting high academic performance.
  • Successful candidates will have a background in critical and/or culturally responsive pedagogies and recognize their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege, and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. Candidates will embrace self-reflection, value excellence through educational equity, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing culturally responsive learning in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Required: Master’s degree in Music, with significant experience in music history/musicology or closely related discipline. Candidates with at least three years of college teaching experience (community college teaching experience a plus) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • TO APPLY: Application Deadline: February 1, 2018. All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Emailed materials will not be accepted. Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.
  • When creating a profile, candidates should upload (1) a CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience, (2) a one-page teaching philosophy statement that presents the candidate’s approach to music courses (discuss culturally responsive pedagogy in statement), and (3) evidence of teaching excellence with underserved students (uploaded into "Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness"). At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.
  • Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application.
  • No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.

The University of Texas at Austin: Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 19 February 2018)Edit

  • Butler School of Music - College of Fine Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Open: Jan 3, 2018 · Close: When filled
  • Description: Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Full-time Lecturer in Ethnomusicology; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Direct the Butler School’s Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán, leading them in outreach activities and competitions. Arrange enrichment activities such as master classes or residencies by guest instructors or performers. Expand performance offerings to a second training ensemble. Develop courses in ethnomusicology and/or music education according to individual strengths. Direct and administer the Longhorn Mariachi Camp each summer. Possible creation of a third mariachi ensemble for community youth, similar to UT’s String Project.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A portfolio demonstrating a record of excellence as a performer in and teacher/director of mariachi ensembles. Advanced degrees and background in ethnomusicology or music education preferred, but the search committee will consider equivalent professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop and teach survey courses on music of the Texas-Mexican border, Mexico and Central America, and/or Latinx communities.
  • Application Instructions: Applications should include:
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • complete contact information for five references
  • a separate document with live links to video files of at least three representative performances. The links should connect to a cloud-based folder (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube).
  • Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom-hr@utexas.edu
  • Review of applications begins February 19, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Position to begin June 1, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin: Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 19 March 2018)Edit

  • Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (modernist/contemporary); Lecturer (full-time, continuing); salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Duties will include: teaching research methods and period courses to graduate students, DMA treatise supervision, and undergraduate music history core and general education courses. The incumbent’s areas of expertise will complement and expand upon our current curricular offerings.
  • Qualifications: PhD or ABD required in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate teaching abilities in modernist/contemporary Western-derived music, broadly conceived. We encourage creative approaches to the analysis of such repertoire that expands upon existing canonical practices; applicants who can contribute to the curriculum with additional expertise in other traditions are welcome. Non-tenure track faculty at The University of Texas are encouraged to maintain a research profile, and promotion in rank is possible.
  • Application Instructions: Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, complete contact information for three references. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • Review of applications begins March 19, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom-hr@utexas.edu
  • Request for more materials (3/29) x2
  • 4/24: I hate begging for info, but any updates here?
  • 4/25 campus interview
  • 5/6: Rejection email sent to on-campus finalist

The University of Texas at Austin: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for American Music (Deadline: 15 January 2018)Edit

  • Hiring department: Music
  • Monthly salary: $4,000
  • Hours per week: 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
  • Posting number: 17-11-10-01-0712
  • Job Status: Open
  • FLSA status: Exempt
  • Earliest Start Date: 09/01/2018
  • Position Duration: Funding expected to continue
  • Position open to all applicants
  • Location: Austin (main campus)
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • General Notes: Two-year position.
  • Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
  • Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: 4 course titles and descriptions you can teach, at least 1 grad and 2 undergrad. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
  • Purpose: Increase the visibility of the Center for American Music at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. Increase commitment to research and creative activity within the Center and develop successful scholars within the Center. For more information, please visit: https://cam.music.utexas.edu/
  • Essential Functions: Scholarship: Produce research or creative activity in the area of American Music. Instruct two courses not regularly offered by the ongoing Butler School faculty. Participate in Center for American Music and Butler School of Music activities as assigned by the Director of the Center.
  • Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.
  • Required qualifications: Must have received PhD within the last three years. In Letter of Interest please include clear research or creative goals to accomplish over the next five years and what aspect you will accomplish in residency at UT. Strong background in music.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Significant scholarly or creative activity in American Music, i.e., publications and conference presentations. Teaching experience in American Music at the college level. Desire for extensive engagement with collections at UT. Ability to strengthen and compliment existing faculty expertise. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.
  • 11/20 UPDATE: Deadline listed as January 15, 2018 at https://cam.music.utexas.edu/
  • 1/20/2018 Request for more materials (x3)
  • 2/16/2018 Request for Skype interview
  • 2/27 any updates on this one? 

University of the Incarnate Word: Instructor of Music History (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 April 2018)Edit

  • Position Summary: The Instructor of Music History will manage all aspects of music history classes, including creation of course calendar, classroom teaching, use of classroom management software, and grading of student work. The Instructor of Music History will work with music history coordinator to insure consistency of curriculum.
  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Experience teaching both music majors and non-majors. Experience teaching the European musical tradition and world musics. Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Required Education: M.M. in Musicology
  • Required Work Experience: Experience teaching class piano, or other group keyboard classes.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of teaching experience in music history at the university level. Ph. D. in Musicology preferred
  • Posting Number: UN273PO
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Desired Start Date: 08/06/2018
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 01/11/2019
  • Reports to: Mr. Bill Gokelman
  • Open Date: 04/23/2018
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Toronto: Assistant Professor - Musicology (Deadline: 30 November 2017)Edit

  • Assistant Professor - Musicology - 1701872
  • Job Field: Tenure Stream
  • Faculty / Division: Faculty of Music
  • Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
  • Job Posting: Oct 25, 2017
  • Job Closing: Nov 30, 2017 Open Until Filled
  • Description: The Faculty of Music, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Musicology. This appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2018.
  • Candidates specializing in any area of musicology will be considered. The committee especially encourages applications from candidates with expertise in areas that complement existing departmental strengths. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate advising, research and publication, and university service. A completed doctoral degree (PhD in Music) is required by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in academic journals, or a strong international-level research pipeline, presentations at major conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and a teaching statement and dossier submitted with the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, a complete and current curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and samples of work. All application materials should be submitted online. If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact dean.music@utoronto.ca. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format.
  • Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed and scanned and sent directly to the search committee: Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at dean.music@utoronto.ca by the closing date of November 30, 2017.
  • Review of applications will begin after November 30, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Any motion here? --1/31/18
  • nothing here but heard it might be a spousal/inside appointment --1/31/18 (2)
  • 2/9 I wish they wouldn't make us waste precious time and resources applying for "searches" that are actually inside hires (spousal or otherwise). 

University of Vermont: Assistant Professor of Music History/Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 January 2018) FILLED: Brooke McCorkle, University of Pennsylvania 2015Edit

  • The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music History. The candidate will be responsible for teaching most of the Western music history sequence for majors and minors in addition to introductory courses in music listening for general students. We welcome applications from scholars with an interdisciplinary perspective and who can offer courses in Film Music History and/or Popular Music Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of research that leads to publication in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets. For more information on the Department please see www.uvm.edu/music.
  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in Musicology or related field required. Candidates must apply on line at www.uvmjobs.com. Search for the position using department name (Music and Dance) only. Attach a cover letter describing your research agenda and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the contact information for three references who may be invited to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018.
  • The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
  • Job Open Date: 07/14/2017
  • Posting Number: F853PO
  • Department: Music & Dance/52250
  • Position Number: 005969
  • Employee FTE: 1.0
  • Employee Term (months): 9
  • 10/30 University of Vermont will be interviewing at AMS. Sign up for a time here: http://www.ams-net.org/rochester/interviews/index.php
  • 10/31 All AMS interview slots are now filled but there are still spots on the waitlist.
  • 11/27 Is it worth applying for someone who did not interview at AMS?
    • (11/27) (2) Absolutely! Can't imagine that a school would seek to artificially narrow their hiring pool to the ca. 30 people who managed to sign up fast enough.  (x2)
  • 12/4: References contacted. (x2)
    • 12/5 How are references being contacted when review begins in January?!
    • 12/8 Yeah, excuse me? Why would they do that, to decide who the "go-getters" are and start choosing early?
    • 12/8 (2) I am pretty sure that this was an automated email from HR sent upon submission of an application. 
    • 1/27 Any further progress?
  • 2/7 Has anyone heard anything?
  • 2/7 Request for Skype interview (x3)
  • 2/23 Invitation for on-campus interview (x2)
  • 4/13 Offer made and accepted

University of Vienna: University Assistant, Ethnomusicology (Postdoc) (begins Jan 2018) (Deadline: 21 August 11 September 2017)Edit

  • The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2018 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology) to 31.12.2023.
  • Reference number: 7840
  • Duration of employment: 6 year/s
  • Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
  • Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
  • Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
Involvement in research projects / research studies (a. o. Ethnomusicology during socialism)
International publications and presentations
Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis
Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
Supervision of students
Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
  • Profile:
Doctoral degree/PhD degree in the field of Ethnomusicology/Professional competence ethnomusicology
Methodological competence: Fieldwork experience - Regional focus on the postsocialist world
High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Good command of a language from the Soviet successor states or postsocialist Eastern Europe
IT user skills
Ability to work in a team
  • Application documents: Letter of Motivation, Academic Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given), Description of research interests and research agenda/of the intended habilitation Project (if applicable), Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
  • Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 21.08.2017, 11.09.2017 mentioning reference number 7840.
  • For further information please contact Schmidhofer, August +43-1-4277-44255, Reuter, Christoph +43-1-4277-44280.
  • Reference number: 7840
  • E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
  • 8/25 Deadline extended to September 11, 2017
  • 10/26 Any movement here?

University of Vienna: University Assistant, Musicology (Postdoc) (Deadline: 21 March 2018)Edit

  • The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology) to 30.06.2018.
  • Reference number: 8415
  • The Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna ranks among the largest musicological institutes in the German-speaking world. We offer a productive research climate and a stimulating working atmosphere. The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff. End of contract: 30.06.2018
  • Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
  • Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
  • Job Description: Participation in research, teaching and administration especially in the field of "Music before 1600" - (International) Publishing and presentation activities - Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement - Examination activities - Support of students - Participation in administration of the institute/ department
  • Profile: PhD in musicology with a Focus on the History of Western Music before 1600 - Very good skills in music analysis and source studies - High competence in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research questions - Knowledge of principles of teaching - Excellent command of written and oral language - Ability to work in a team - Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Experience in knowledge management - Knowledge of university structures and processes - Teaching experience - Knowledge in professional music setting and edition of music;
  • Application documents
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Academic Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and Research Agenda/of the intended Habilitation Project (if applicable)
  • Contact Details of People who could provide a letter of reference
  • Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 21.03.2018, mentioning reference number 8415.
  • For further information please contact Ladislav, Sabine +43-1-4277-44266.

University of Washington: Program Operations Specialist, Harry Partch Instrumentariam (Deadline: 24 January 2018)Edit

  • PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, HARRY PARTCH INSTRUMENTARIAM
  • Req #: 152322
  • Department: HARRY PARTCH INSTRUMENTARIAM
  • Job Location: Seattle Campus
  • Posting Date: 01/16/2018
  • Closing Info: 01/24/2018
  • Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Limited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
  • Our College of Arts & Science, Music, has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Operations Specialist to maintain, repair, teach about, and coach ensembles on the performing with a large and historically and culturally significant collection of instruments invented and built by the American composer Harry Partch (1901-1974), directing and overseeing all elements of the Harry Partch program at the University of Washington, and working on efforts to establish a long-term Partch residency at the UW.
  • DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Instrument Maintenance: Maintaining, restoring, repairing, and tuning large, historically and culturally significant collection of musical instruments that comprise the Harry Parch Instrumentarium. Maintenance requirements range from tasks such as sanding, filing, and gluing, to dismantling and rebuilding antique instruments, fabricating replacement parts with hand and shop tools, precision work with wood, glass, rubber, rope, paint, and other materials, and sourcing rare or difficult to find materials.
  • Teaching: Teaching courses within the UW School of Music on subjects including the life and works of Harry Partch, tuning and microtonality, historical tuning systems, composition, music theory, and more.
  • Concert Preparation: Directing and producing concerts that involve the Harry Partch instruments and the music of Harry Partch; managing and training ensembles comprised of UW students, faculty and staff to perform on the instruments; handling and coordinating all transportation of the Harry Partch instruments, e.g. from the rehearsal space to performance venues and back.
  • Ensemble Preparation: Prepare the instruments, scores and parts for rehearsal, which may involve annotating scores, fabricating new parts, and reconfiguring instruments as needed, as well as preparing the rehearsal and concert spaces.
  • General Program Administration: Manage the budgets for supplies and production needs; coordinate student, faculty, and staff schedules; oversee and coordinate the work of student employees and Graduate Assistants; oversee the use of all spaces in which the Partch instruments are used and stored.
  • Program Advancement: Coordinate with University Advancement on efforts to establish a long-term residency of the Harry Partch instrumentarium at the University of Washington, which includes meeting with UW personnel as well as potential benefactors.
  • REQUIRED: LIMITED RECRUITMENT – OPEN TO COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EMPLOYEES ONLY
Master's degree in Music
3-4 years of experience
Doctoral degree in field described below
in-depth understanding of intonation and fluency with the associated terminology,
Ability to understand and follow the various notational systems of Harry Parch, and
Skill with hand tools for woodworking and intricate repair of musical instruments.
Experience teaching a range of courses in a University level music curriculum at high proficiency,
A record of effective and efficient communication with staff and faculty
Extensive experience rehearsing contemporary music ensembles.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
  • DESIRED:
Competence with general shop tools;
Experience tuning keyboard percussion instruments;
Experience with repair and tuning of American pump organs;
Fluency in the various notational systems of Harry Partch, including awareness of when and how these systems changed during Patch’s lifetime;
Performance history on many of Partch’s instruments; experience as a vocalist in productions of Partch’s music.
  • Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington Tacoma: Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts (begins Spring 2018) (Deadline: 15 September 2017)Edit

  • Position ID: UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-PERFORMARTS [#9347]
  • Position Title: Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts
  • Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
  • Position Location: Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
  • Starting Date: 2018/01/03
  • Appl Deadline: 2017/09/15 (posted 2017/07/12, listed until 2017/09/15)
  • Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts
  • The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. We seek a broadly trained artist-scholar with a record of teaching excellence in Theater, Sound, Performance Studies, or related Performing Arts field in order to teach and develop courses serving the Visual and Performing Arts track in the Arts, Media, and Culture major, as well as courses for non-majors from the campus at large. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in performance methods and practices, as well as the social, theoretical, and/or historical contexts of their field. Candidates should have an active and proven history of collaborating with community partners for public performances. The successful candidate should be experienced working with diverse student populations and interested in engaging with Tacoma’s thriving Arts community in ways that further the institution’s urban serving mission. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community.
  • Candidates must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree in an appropriate field. This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years with an annual nine-month service period from September to June, although this position will begin on January 3, or March 26, 2018.
  • Application Instructions To apply, please submit:
Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
Statement of your teaching philosophy,
Evidence of teaching excellence, and
Three letters of reference.
  • Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9347. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at mkula@uw.edu.
  • 7/14 Moderator note: Continuation of canceled search from last year.

University of Waterloo, Conrad Grebel University College: Faculty Position in Musicology (Deadline: 01 November 2017)Edit

  • The position is based in Conrad Grebel University College’s Department of Music, which is the Music Department of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. This is a regular, full-time, tenure-track position that involves undergraduate teaching, scholarship, service, and community education. The successful candidate will have teaching and scholarship expertise in Music History, as well as one or more of the following areas: church music and worship, sacred music, and music in religious traditions. The preferred candidate will be able to lead one of the music ensembles in the Department, and mentor students in practical skills related to music and worship.
  • The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications: A completed doctorate in Music, with a preference for Musicology. Expertise in Music History and one or more of the following areas: church music and worship, sacred music, and music in religious traditions. Demonstrated potential for an active program of scholarship in Music. Demonstrated excellence in post-secondary teaching. Practical expertise and experience in church music is an asset. Ability to teach in a multi-disciplinary setting. Willingness and ability to share administrative duties within the Department and the College. An understanding of and commitment to the identity, mission, and core values of Conrad Grebel University College, a Mennonite college at the University of Waterloo, home of the University’s Music Department. Willingness and ability to engage in public education and community service.
  • Instructions and Information for Applicants: Application materials must be submitted in hard copy and digital format. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Address applications to Dr. Marlene Epp, Dean, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. North, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G6, Canada. grebeldean@uwaterloo.ca.
  • Applications should include the following:
Application letter indicating reasons for applying, summarizing qualifications, and describing how the candidate will contribute to the mission of the Music program and the College
Curriculum vitae
Names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation and respond to questions from the search committee if requested.Referees should be ready to comment on the candidate’s scholarship, teaching competence, capacity for public service, and collegiality
  • All applications will be acknowledged and candidates will be kept informed as the process proceeds.
  • A short list of candidates will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and substantial documentation of teaching, scholarship, and service. These candidates may be contacted for preliminary interviews with members of the search committee and they may be asked to provide supplementary information.
  • One or more candidates will be invited to campus for interviews and presentations to classes and various other groups.
  • The College reserves the right to withhold making a full-time appointment, to fill the position with a part-time or definite-term appointment, or to extend the application process.
  • Appointment Procedures and Conditions: An initial appointment at the Assistant Professor level is normally made for a three-year probationary term which, upon a satisfactory review, is followed by a second three-year probationary term, after which the faculty member is eligible for consideration for tenure and promotion. An initial appointment at the Associate Professor level is normally made for a three-year probationary term after which, upon a satisfactory review, the faculty member is eligible for consideration for tenure.
  • 12/18/17: Received email rejection

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 05 January 2018)Edit

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
  • Job no: 92645-FA
  • Work type: Faculty-Full Time
  • Department: L&S/MEADWITTER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Location: Madison
  • Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018
  • Advertised Salary: Negotiable
  • ACADEMIC (9 months)
  • Degree and area of specialization: Earned Ph.D. required by August 20, 2018 in music or a cognate field.
  • Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: The candidate must be actively engaged in research on music in the cultural sphere, broadly understood. The candidate will have 1-5 years of college-level teaching experience and a desire to explore and forge interdisciplinary connections with other departments and programs across the University.
  • Position Summary: The Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The School seeks scholars and educators in ethnomusicology, global music studies, popular music studies, jazz studies, music sociology, sound studies, and other emerging music interdisciplines to complement and diversify our current course offerings in European/American music for both majors and non-majors, and to help reshape the undergraduate music curriculum more generally. Appointment start date will be August 20, 2018. Appointment will be full time for the nine-month academic year. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 22, 2017 January 5, 2018. Electronic submissions of materials are required. Applicants must apply via the on-line application system at jobs.wisc.edu . Please click on the "APPLY NOW" button to start an application. Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application and a CV, and provide names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted directly to provide a confidential letter of recommendation via the on-line application system. The letter of application should clearly articulate areas of research expertise, college-level teaching experience, and other areas of teaching and scholarly interest. Do not send other materials until requested to do so. For additional information contact Dr. Benjamin Schultz-Burkel at mwsomsearch@music.wisc.edu.
  • 11/28 Online ad updated with new deadline (as indicated above). No other changes to the text.
  • 2/8 Has anyone heard anything?
  • 2/9 Request for materials
  • 3/20 Invitation for on-campus interview

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Residential Fellowships in the Humanities (Deadline: 02 November 2017)Edit

  • The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers two prestigious year-long residential fellowships for 2018-2019. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.
  • Solmsen Fellowships are awarded to scholars working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are also welcome.
  • Kingdon Fellowships are awarded to scholars working on the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions. Projects may focus on any period from Antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and may cover any field(s) in the humanities.
  • Applications are due November 2. Notification of awards will be in March.
  • For further information about the fellowships, go to https://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/solmsen or https://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/kingdon
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Low Brass/Music History or Instrumental Music Education (Deadline: 08 April 2018)Edit

  • Job no: 493945
  • Work type: Faculty
  • Location: Platteville
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Performing and Visual Arts Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Low Brass and either Music History or Instrument Music Education. This is a full-time, 9-month basis appointment, to begin August 22, 2018.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Required:
  • Doctorate in music or ABD (all but dissertation) required. Completion of a doctorate is required before consideration of tenure
  • Evidence of excellent classroom teaching
  • Evidence of continuing artist-level activity as a performer
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse and/or underrepresented populations
  • Preferred:
  • 2 years’ collegiate teaching experience
  • Evidence of proven recruiting success
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Building and maintaining the Low Brass Studio (trombone, euphonium, tuba), also to include teaching Low Brass Techniques. Teaching the Music History sequence including a World Music Survey course as well as coordinating Music Appreciation and other general education courses OR Overseeing the Instrumental Music Education curriculum, including teaching instrumental methods courses and supervising student teachers. Advise undergraduate music majors. Demonstrate ongoing artist-level performance on the primary instrument. Maintain an active and musically diverse career inside and outside of the classroom. To achieve tenure, the incumbent will have to show significant success in recruitment of music majors and minors.
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Fll consideration will be given to those that apply by April 08, 2018. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached.
  • TO APPLY: Application materials are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville Careers portal. Complete applications must include: Letter of Application addressing all qualifications; Curriculum Vita (Resume); Statement of philosophy of education; Online links to three live performances since January 1, 2015; Copy of Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (highest degree obtained or ABD (all but dissertation); and Names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references
  • If you have application questions, please contact: Amy Udelhofen, Administrative Support, 608-342-1143
  • Advertised: March 07, 2018 Central Standard Time

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 02 December 2017) FILLED: Erin Bauer, Claremont Graduate University 2014Edit

  • The Music Department in the College of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Musicology beginning August 2018. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Music History, research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise.
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate music history and other musicology related courses depending on the needs of the department and the candidate’s expertise. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Musicology is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2018; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2019 in advance of their first scheduled review. Demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-Time teaching responsibilities include teaching Music History courses and other musicology related courses depending on the needs of the department and the candidate’s expertise. Additional courses may include Women in Music, Survey of African American Music, or Survey of Latin American Music. Research expectations include maintaining a record of scholarly productivity that contributes to the development of national and/or international visibility. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings. Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving to student success.
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by DECEMBER 2, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews and/or on campus interviews.
  • If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.
  • For questions regarding the position please contact:
Prof. Benjamin Whitcomb
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
Department Phone: 262-472-1310
Email: whitcomb@uww.edu
  • TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
Cover letter/letter of interest
Statement of teaching philosophy
Curriculum Vita
Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • This Job ID is 13529.
  • 12/14 request for more materials (x4)
  • 1/2 Request for phone interview
  • 1/18 Anyone with news after the phone interviews?
    • 1/18 Nothing here... (x2) 
  • 1/26 Request for on-campus interview (x3)
  • 1/31 Received rejection email
  • (2/19) Offer accepted.
  • Still no rejection for an on-campus finalist. Slimy, in my opinion.

Valencia College: Professor, Humanities (Deadline: 28 March 2018)Edit

  • Valencia College is seeking a Professor of Humanities to join our dedicated, passionate faculty team as a full-time annual appointment beginning fall 2018.
  • Degree Requirement: A Master's degree in Humanities with a major in Humanities, Liberal Studies with emphasis in Humanities, classics, music history or musicology, art history, philosophy, literature, history, interdisciplinary studies with emphasis in Humanities, religion or theology or a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in one or several of the following disciplines: Humanities, Liberal Studies with emphasis in Humanities, classics, music history or musicology, art history, philosophy, literature, history, religion or theology.
  • Location: Orlando, FL 32811 - West Campus
  • Closing date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 7:00pm EST
  • For consideration, the following is required for all applicants including current Valencia employees: Cover letter and resume, Completed on-line employment application, Learning-centered statement, Unofficial transcripts (degree must be conferred by the time of hire). Be prepared to bring sealed official transcripts if selected for an interview. It is the applicant's responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services. Letters of reference.
  • Eight-month, Annually Appointed: As an eight-month, annually appointed faculty member, you will be primarily responsible for teaching in discipline, planning, organizing and providing feedback to promote and direct student learning. This position is appointed each year and contracted to teach six courses, maintain 12 office hours and, in addition, works with the dean to identify and then contribute five hours of service in areas that support student learning and engagement.
  • Valencia’s tenure-track professors must successfully complete a five-year tenure earning process for continued employment.

Victor Valley College: Full-time Instructor, Music (tenure-track) (Deadline: 31 July 2017) FILLED: Brigham Welch, Boston Conservatory 2012 (MA Music Ed)Edit

  • Job Title: FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR, MUSIC
  • Opening Date/Time: Tue. 06/20/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
  • Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/31/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Salary: $51,711.00 - $108,490.00 Annually
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Department: Instruction - Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences
  • FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
  • FIRST DATE OF REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 31, 2017**
  • 10-Month Tenure Track Position
  • COMPENSATION: Initial salary placement ranges from $51,711 to $80,979, based upon education and experience. The current faculty salary schedule includes five classes and twenty steps with a maximum annual salary of $108,490. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $50,000 employee life insurance policy are provided. For the most updated information please visit our benefits web page.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. Salary schedule subject to change.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Teaching courses in music, including but not limited to music fundamentals, music appreciation (introduction to music), music history (jazz/rock). Directing ensembles with instrumental emphasis, including but not limited to orchestra (College orchestra) string choir (Preludium Strings) and beginning strings. Collaborating with ensemble conductors and other school of music faculty. Recruiting students for the program and pursuing ensemble outreach opportunities. Participating in program and curriculum development. Teaching scheduled classes and performing related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities. Complying with District policies and procedures in the performance of all duties. Participating in staff development activities. Serving on area and college-wide committees as necessary to support and enrich the instructional program. Demonstrating sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students and colleagues. Promoting the success of a diverse student population through careful preparation of course materials and effective teaching methodologies. Maintaining a visible presence on campus in order to be available to regularly and actively participate in department meetings and other activities. Providing critical feedback on all assignments. Participating in assessment, evaluation, and planning of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes, Program Review, Curriculum Development.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's in music OR bachelor's in music AND master's in humanities OR the equivalent. Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree in related field. At least two (2) years teaching or conducting in a higher education environment.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received at the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date of July 31, 2017. Application materials will be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/ with your username and password.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
  • All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
  • Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.
  • If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
  • It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
  • A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
2. A letter expressing interest in the position
3. A current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application
5. Three or more current letters of recommendation from persons having firsthand knowledge of the applicant's professional qualifications, character, etc.
6. Supplemental Application for Equivalent Qualifications (if applicable)

Wake Forest University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 05 March 2018)Edit

  • Job Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Employment Type: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Benefits Eligibility: Available at full-time University sponsored rates
  • Scheduled Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Number of months per year: 9
  • Department: Music
  • Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
  • Position Closing Date: March 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
  • Tracking Code: 2858-141
  • ONE-YEAR POSITION IN MUSICOLOGY
  • DUTIES: Teach the equivalent of three courses for each of two semesters.
  • FALL SEMESTER: Music History I, Collegium Musicum, Music 101
  • SPRING SEMESTER: Collegium Musicum, two sections of Music 101
  • Interested applicants should apply online with a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Additional application materials may be requested from finalists. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through Monday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. EST. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.
  • Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

Washington and Jefferson College: Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence for Inclusion Initiatives (Deadline: 17 November 2017)Edit

  • Washington & Jefferson College seeks an experienced artist or scholar who can contribute to our inclusion and diversity initiatives on campus through teaching, dynamic out-of-class interactions with students and faculty, and a public event during a one-semester full-time residency. Candidates should possess a Master's degree or at least 5 years of professional experience; college level teaching experience preferred; a body of artistic work, research, or scholarship; and a willingness to engage with Washington & Jefferson students and colleagues on issues of inclusion and diversity. The appointment will last from Aug. 15 - Dec. 23, 2018, and entails the following responsibilities, constituting 25-30 hours of institutional commitments per week:
The artist/scholar will teach one semester-long course on a topic choice related to diversity and inclusion. The scholar will be affiliated with a relevant department on campus.
The artist/scholar will be expected to actively seek out interactions with students beyond the classroom, and will participate in student-focused campus events relevant to the position.
The artist/scholar will be expected to act as a collegial member of the college community by participating in occasional workshops, colloquia, and other faculty or community meetings and events.
Pursue independent artistic or scholarly work.
Give one public performance or presentation of artistic or scholarly work.
  • To apply, submit an application letter, description of proposed course, sample of artistic or scholarly work, and contact information for 3 references by Nov. 17, 2017 to hr@washjeff.edu. This grant-funded position has a compensation package that includes a $20,000 stipend. Additionally, housing and an on-campus meal plan will be provided.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18

Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 23 April 2018) FILLED: Esther Kurtz, Brown University ABDEdit

  • Job ID: 39866
  • Essential Functions: One-year (with possible renewal for a second year) postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology at Washington University in St. Louis. Our postdoctoral program features mentoring from senior faculty, participation in the intellectual life of the department and college, and a teaching expectation of two courses per semester. Anticipated schedule: History of Jazz (100-level); American Popular Music and Media (300-level); Ethnomusicology (300-level); graduate seminar on an ethnomusicology or popular music studies topic.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D., earned before the start of the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
  • Application Instructions: Send, via electronic submission, a letter of interest (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels -at- wustl.edu. Review of applications to begin April 23. Questions regarding the search can also be addressed to Kim Daniels.
  • Completed applications must include a letter of interest (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), curriculum vitae. Review of applications to begin April 23.
  • Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 39866. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.
  • You may upload your documents las one file or individual files.
  • Three letters of recommendation and questions regarding the search should be E-mailed to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu.
  • 4/10 Job is now posted on WUSTL HR site. No changes to the ad, but there is added info and new application instructions (posted above & marked in bold).
  • 4/17: Does anyone see a way to upload a cover letter as a separate file? I see only one 'upload' option, and that is under the Resume tab. It seems that we need to combine the cover letter & CV into one document, yes?
  • 4/17: Page 4 of the "help guide" seems to suggest that that is the way to go.

West Chester University: Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 01 January 2018) FILLED: Jordan Stokes, CUNY Graduate Center 2013Edit

  • 18-84 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music History
  • Location: 700 S. High St. West Chester, PA
  • Job Type: Regular / Full-Time
  • Division: School of Music
  • Job Number: 18-84
  • Position Summary: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition in the School of Music, seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member in the field of music history at the starting rank of Assistant Professor. Start date is August 2018.
  • Duties and responsibilities include teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in western music history as well as American music and film and video game music. Additional teaching assignments comprise music appreciation, music and the interrelated arts, remedial graduate music history, and graduate and undergraduate thesis advisement. Faculty are also expected to provide academic advising, serve on committees, and be active in research and publication. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in historical musicology or ethnomusicology by the date of appointment, a record of successful teaching in music history, and evidence of scholarly activity.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who are able to develop distance education courses and whose expertise strengthens our graduate and undergraduate major programs as well as the Department's new minor in music production.
  • Special Instructions: Please submit your application online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Upload all of the following as a single PDF document: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of courses previously taught or within candidate's expertise/ability to teach. In addition, provide email addresses for three references when completing the application. (Referees will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letter of recommendation directly to the applicant tracking system.) Transcripts may be unofficial at this time, but official transcripts will be requested. Please do not send support material until requested. Review of applications for the position begins January 1, 2018 and the position remains open until filled.
  • Selected applicants will be invited for phone/Skype interviews; on-campus interviews and teaching demonstration will occur in late March 2018.
  • 2/3 Request for Skype interview (x2)
  • 2/26 Any movement here?
  • 2/26a I did a skype interview and haven't heard anything yet (x2). 
  • 2/28 Request for on-campus interview
  • 3/23 Campus interviews have been scheduled
  • 4/11 Anybody hear anything? 
  • 4/11 Offer made and accepted 

Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music History and Literature (Spring 2019) (Deadline: 02 February 2018) FILLED: Jacek Blaszkiewicz (Eastman School of Music, ABD)Edit

  • Application materials may be submitted beginning Dec 15, 2017. Prepare your application materials now by logging in to Interfolio, or if you don't have an account, create one now.
  • One-semester visiting appointment in Music History and Literature for Spring 2019. Teach two courses in the spring semester. One will be Music 232: Music in History II: Classical and Romantic Music, a course intended for music majors and qualified non-majors. The other will be a course in music appreciation or the candidate’s field of expertise, designed for the general student. A complete listing of courses and their descriptions can be viewed at https://music.williams.edu/courses/.
  • Qualifications: PhD in Musicology required. Doctorate must be completed by September 2018. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level desirable. We ask 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 2, 2018. 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/.
  • 2/15 Invitation for on-campus interview.
  • 5/4 Offer made and accepted: Jacek Blaszkiewicz (Eastman School of Music, ABD)

Windward Community College: Instructor, Music (tenure-track, Spring 2018) (Deadline: 09 October 2017)Edit

  • Title: Instructor, CC (Music, Performance Oriented)
  • Position Number: 0083659
  • Hiring Unit: Windward Community College
  • Date Posted: September 22, 2017
  • Closing Date: October 09, 2017
  • Salary Information: C2C09, $54,084 minimum. Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Monthly Type: 9 Month
  • Tenure Track: Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
  • Other Conditions: To begin January 2018, pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Under general supervision, teach college-level courses such as, but not limited to, Hawaiian music, class piano, class voice, college chorus, popular music in Hawaii and the United States, and World music; perform related work including, but not limited to, developing teaching strategies, instructional materials and methods which: 1) use current technology in instruction where appropriate; 2) integrate instruction of appropriate quantitative/logical thinking skills into course content; 3) address the competencies and skills for the course student learning outcomes; and 4) address the needs of community college students. Prepare and revise course outlines, develop curriculum, develop, update and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), develop appropriate assessment instruments. Identify students’ learning needs, advise, evaluate and implement constructive responses to them. Develop and maintain an approved program of professional self-development. Assist with campus student activities. Participate and contribute to faculty and administrative committees, departmental budgeting efforts, community service, in-service training. Direct and/or produce concerts and musical events. Must be able to plan, organize and carry out instructional and non-instructional assignments independently. Be available to conduct teaching, and/or rehearsals, and/or performances during evening, weekend and holidays hours, and at off-campus locations. May include instructional assignments involving distance education. Maintain a minimum of one office hour per week for each course taught. Plan, implement and coordinate the WCC Hawaii Music Institute. Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: (a) Master's in Music; or (b) Bachelor’s in Music and 3 years related work experience; or (c) Master recognition by Music Community and 10 years related work experience.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Ability and experience in teaching college-level courses in music appreciation, music theory, Hawaiian music, class instrument, class voice, college chorus, popular music in Hawaii and the United States, and/or World music. Ability and experience in presentation of music concerts, including coaching students for solo performance. Ability and experience in working with community college students, instructors, and staff. Demonstrated commitment to professional development. Background in basic music theory and history, ethnomusicology, as well as instrumental, vocal, and choral performance. Ability to continue developing the music curriculum, including writing and teaching of new courses, working to facilitate transfer and articulation of Music courses within the UH System, and working toward improved student recruitment and retention. Demonstrated ability in curriculum development using assessment strategies, student learning outcomes, and student-centered learning. Willingness to work with other institutional initiatives, such as the Hawaii Music Institute. Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating institutional initiatives, such as the Hawaii Music Institute. Understanding of the community college philosophy and setting. Familiarity with Hawaiian language.
  • To Apply: No electronic submissions will be accepted. Submit the following documents postmarked by the closing date to the address below: 1) UHCC Form 27 (standard format ) ( large format ), 2) official transcripts verifying minimum educational qualification and coursework to date (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required at the time of hire), 3) a one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, and 4) three letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of hire. An incomplete and/or late application will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned.
  • Address:
Windward Community College
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Attn: Division I Dean
45-720 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
  • Inquiries: 808-235-7445


Woolf Institute: Research Fellow (Deadline: 14 August 2017)Edit

  • Job Vacancy: Research Fellow
  • 5 July 2017 at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge
  • £24,000-£30,000 plus pension
  • Founded in 1998, the Woolf Institute's mission is to further understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in order to serve the greater public good. The Institute wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in a forthcoming project concerned with the musical heritage of Jewish and Muslim communities from Syria and Iraq.
  • We are looking for a scholar with good knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary research which combines ethnomusicology with assorted branches of Jewish and Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern and cultural studies, based on primary sources in Hebrew and Arabic and extensive field work. The research for the project will involve aspects of language and poetry; history, culture and politics; religious writings, prayers and practices; and secular religious and scriptural music; with a strong focus on past and present Jewish-Muslim relations. Thorough expertise of Arabic music, in particular, the Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese repertoires, will be required, as well as language skills in Arabic and Hebrew. The candidate needs to have acquaintance with Middle Eastern Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities living across and outside the Middle East, in particular in Israel, the UK and the USA. Experience in fieldwork will be essential.
  • The Research Fellow will work with the Director of Research and other Woolf Institute staff on the project. The person should also feel comfortable working within a fast-paced work environment, in an Institute with a strong academic focus, and as part of a small staff. Finally, the successful candidate will need to be able to commute easily to the Cambridge area.
  • This is a 3-year contract.
  • For the project, please click here.
  • For the job and person specification, please click here.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and any relevant publications to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk.
  • The applicant should also list in the letter names and e-mail addresses of two referees.
  • The application deadline is 14 August, interviews will be conducted at the beginning of September.

York University: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 05 February 2018)Edit

  • We are inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship as a part of a collaboration between the Children’s Studies program at York University and CultureLink Settlement and Community Services of Toronto. Our project explores the wellbeing and integrative impacts of children’s participation in choirs for newcomers to Canada. The choirs are being facilitated through CultureLink and take place across the GTA.
  • The project is framed through the field of ethnomusicology and requires ethnographic field research across disciplines. Field research will focus on work with children and young people across the GTA who participate in the CultureLink choirs.
  • The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend 50% of the time with the partner organization (CultureLink) and 50% working on the project at York University. Additional teaching and funding may become available over the course of the 3-year position. The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to travel throughout the GTA to work with children and young people at several locations.
  • The postdoctoral position is funded through SSHRC, Mitacs, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The position at this stage is considered part-time but additional funding and teaching may contribute to the salary over the course of the position.
  • Desired skills: an ability to speak Arabic, a musical background (desired background in ethnomusicology), previous demonstrated work with children and young people, previous fieldwork experience, an ability to lead the project and oversee other project collaborators, an ability to apply for future funding, strong organizational skills, an ability to work with people across cultures, generations, and workplaces, a background in applied academic work, an ability to work across sectors (academic and industry)
  • Ongoing deadline to apply with preference given to applications by Feb.5.
  • To apply: send CV, cover letter outlining how skills match the needs of the project, a list of 3 potential referees with contact details, an acknowledgement of your skill level in Arabic if applicable.
  • Send to Dr. Andrea Emberly (aemberly@yorku.ca)
  • Position starts as soon as possible. Part-time salary of $30,000 CDN (additional project funds and teaching may become available throughout the course of the position).

UPCOMING DEADLINESEdit

  • 30 Jun 2017 - University College Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 15 Jul 2017 - Istanbul Technical University: Full-time instructor/foreign teaching faculty, Ethnomusicology
  • 16 Jul 2017 - Oxford Brookes University: Lecturer in Music (part-time, 5 months)
  • 17 Jul 2017 - University of Chester: Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 31 Jul 2017 - Victor Valley College: Full-time Instructor, Music (tenure-track)
  • 10 Aug 2017 - NUI Galway: Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 14 Aug 2017 - Woolf Institute: Research Fellow
  • 16 Aug 2017 - University of Oxford: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 18 Aug 2017 - University of Cambridge: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 21 Aug 2017 - Rochester Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor, Music Studies
  • 23 Aug 2017 - Massey University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Critical Studies in Contemporary/Popular Music
  • 26 Aug 2017 - Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Junior Technical Research Assistant
  • 26 Aug 2017 - Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: Senior Research Associate
  • 31 Aug 2017 - National Sun Yat-sen University: Full-time Faculty in Music
  • 04 Sep 2017 - University of Nottingham: Chair in Music
  • 08 Sep 2017 - Ulster University: Lecturer in Music (Community Music)
  • 11 Sep 2017 - University of Copenhagen: Associate Professor in Musicology
  • 11 Sep 2017 - University of Vienna: University Assistant, Ethnomusicology (Postdoc) (begins Jan 2018)
  • 15 Sep 2017 - San Jose State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music History (Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies)
  • 15 Sep 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Early Music)
  • 15 Sep 2017 - University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 15 Sep 2017 - University of Washington Tacoma: Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts (begins Spring 2018)
  • 18 Sep 2017 - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Jazz and Improvisation)
  • 21 Sep 2017 - Technische Universitat Dresden: Junior Professorship in Empirical Musicology
  • 24 Sep 2017 - Green River College: Ethnomusicology Instructor (begins Jan 2018)
  • 30 Sep 2017 - University of Cambridge, Pembroke College: Keith Sykes Research Fellowship in Italian Studies
  • 01 Oct 2017 - Rice University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2017 - Saint Anselm College: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 01 Oct 2017 - Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 02 Oct 2017 - Stanford University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Islam & the Arts
  • 09 Oct 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnomusicology (Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair)
  • 09 Oct 2017 - Windward Community College: Instructor, Music (tenure-track, Spring 2018)
  • 10 Oct 2017 - Columbia University: Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow/Lecturer
  • 11 Oct 2017 - Beloit College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (begins Jan 2018)
  • 15 Oct 2017 - University of Alabama: Assistant Professor, Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2017 - San Jose State University: Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies
  • 16 Oct 2017 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • 18 Oct 2017 - University of Nottingham: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 20 Oct 2017 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 23 Oct 2017 - Eastman School of Music; University of Rochester: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 25 Oct 2017 - Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Musicology)
  • 30 Oct 2017 - Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology
  • 31 Oct 2017 - Appalachian State University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Appalachian Studies
  • 01 Nov 2017 - Berea College: Tenure-Track Position in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
  • 01 Nov 2017 - McGill University: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 01 Nov 2017 - University of Colorado Boulder: Professor of Musicology/Director of the American Music Research Center
  • 01 Nov 2017 - University of Pittsburgh: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Nov 2017 - University of Waterloo, Conrad Grebel University College: Faculty Position in Musicology
  • 02 Nov 2017 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Residential Fellowships in the Humanities
  • 03 Nov 2017 - Stony Brook University: Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Music History/Theory/Ethnomusicology
  • 09 Nov 2017 - Coventry University: Senior Lecturer in Music (0.6 FTE)
  • 10 Nov 2017 - University of Denver: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 13 Nov 2017 - University of Cambridge, Selwyn College & Trinity Hall: Early Career Research Fellowships
  • 15 Nov 2017 - American University of Beirut: Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Music
  • 15 Nov 2017 - Amherst College: Assistant Professor, American Music
  • 15 Nov 2017 - Bard College: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Nov 2017 - New College of Florida: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Nov 2017 - Stanford University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 15 Nov 2017 - SUNY Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 16 Nov 2017 - Birmingham City University: Post-doctoral Researcher (0.5 FTE)
  • 17 Nov 2017 - Belmont University: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • 17 Nov 2017 - Bowdoin College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 17 Nov 2017 - University of Oxford, St John's College: Junior Research Fellowships
  • 17 Nov 2017 - Washington and Jefferson College: Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence for Inclusion Initiatives
  • 19 Nov 2017 - King's College London: Teaching Fellow in Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 20 Nov 2017 - Texas Christian University: Assistant/Associate Professor (Roach Honors College)
  • 22 Nov 2017 - Colby College: Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture (3-year)
  • 24 Nov 2017 - Dublin City University: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 27 Nov 2017 - Brandeis University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music
  • 30 Nov 2017 - University of Toronto: Assistant Professor - Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2017 - Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2017 - Liverpool Hope University: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music
  • 01 Dec 2017 - Northwestern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of African Diasporic Music and Sound Cultures
  • 01 Dec 2017 - Quest University Canada: Faculty Position in Visual or Performing Arts
  • 01 Dec 2017 - Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2017 - University of Florida: Lecturer of Music History
  • 01 Dec 2017 - University of Oxford, Christ Church: Associate Professorship in Music/Official Studentship and Organist
  • 02 Dec 2017 - Swarthmore College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 02 Dec 2017 - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 04 Dec 2017 - Brown University: Associate/Full Professor of Music (Department Chair)
  • 05 Dec 2017 - Iowa State University: Part-time Lecturer (Spring and Summer 2018)
  • 07 Dec 2017 - Durham University: Assistant Professor in Music Psychology and Musicology
  • 08 Dec 2017 - Indiana University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity
  • 10 Dec 2017 - University of Miami: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Musicology
  • 14 Dec 2017 - Freie Universität Berlin: Professorship in Musicology
  • 15 Dec 2017 - Florida International University: Instructor of Music Theory and History
  • 15 Dec 2017 - The New School: Assistant Professor of Music Technology
  • 15 Dec 2017 - Northumbria University: Professor in the History of Music
  • 15 Dec 2017 - University of Michigan: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Dec 2017 - University of Sheffield: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
  • 22 Dec 2017 - University of Calgary: Sessional Instructors (Spring/Summer 2018)
  • 01 Jan 2018 - Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music: Faculty Position in Musicology (3-years)
  • 01 Jan 2017 - West Chester University: Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 02 Jan 2018 - California State University, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate Professor in Afro-Latino Cultures, Experiences, and Resistance in the Americas
  • 02 Jan 2018 - SUNY Geneseo: Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • 05 Jan 2018 - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 07 Jan 2018 - University of Glasgow: Research Associate, Edinburgh Ramsay Project (0.4 FTE)
  • 07 Jan 2018 - University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • 08 Jan 2018 - Earlham College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music — Choral Direction and Musicology
  • 08 Jan 2018 - University of California, Santa Barbara: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Black Studies
  • 08 Jan 2018 - University of Pittsburgh: Lecturer in Musicology
  • 12 Jan 2018 - Shenandoah Conservatory: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 12 Jan 2018 - University of Manchester: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 14 Jan 2018 - Leuphana University: Junior Professorship (W1, TT) in Musicology
  • 15 Jan 2018 - University of Central Oklahoma: Assistant Professor of Humanities
  • 15 Jan 2018 - University of Vermont: Assistant Professor of Music History/Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Jan 2018 - The University of Texas at Austin: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for American Music
  • 18 Jan 2018 - Ithaca College: Diversity Scholars Fellowship (Music)
  • 22 Jan 2018 - Southern Methodist University: Director of the Church Music Program (Open Rank)
  • 22 Jan 2018 - University of Richmond: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology)
  • 24 Jan 2018 - University of Washington: Program Operations Specialist, Harry Partch Instrumentariam
  • 28 Jan 2018 - University of Glasgow: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor of Popular Music
  • 30 Jan 2017 - California State University, Fresno: Gospel Choir Assistant Professor
  • 31 Jan 2018 - Princeton University: Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities
  • 01 Feb 2018 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Lecturer of Liberal Studies (Music)
  • 01 Feb 2018 - University of St. Thomas: Adjunct Faculty in Music
  • 02 Feb 2018 - Williams College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music History and Literature (Spring 2019)
  • 05 Feb 2018 - York University: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 12 Feb 2018 - University of Oxford, St. Peter's College: College Lecturership in Music
  • 15 Feb 2018 - Reed College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Feb 2018 - University of California, Davis: Music Lecturer - Spring Quarter 2018
  • 15 Feb 2018 - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Feb 2018 - University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music Technology
  • 15 Feb 2018 - University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Popular Music Studies
  • 16 Feb 2018 - Franklin and Marshall College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Latin American and/or Caribbean Music
  • 19 Feb 2018 - University of California, Riverside: Part-time Lecturer (Introduction to World Music, Spring Quarter 2018)
  • 19 Feb 2018 - The University of Texas at Austin: Director of Mariachi Ensembles and Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 20 Feb 2018 - Alma College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting/Musicology)
  • 20 Feb 2018 - Monterey Peninsula College: Music Instructor
  • 20 Feb 2018 - University of Bristol: Research Associate in Music/Hip-hop Studies
  • 22 Feb 2018 - University of Pittsburgh: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 25 Feb 2018 - University of Birmingham: Lecturer in Performance
  • 26 Feb 2018 - Canadian Mennonite University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music
  • 26 Feb 2018 - Carleton University: Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada (Associate or Full Professor)
  • 26 Feb 2018 - Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology
  • 27 Feb 2018 - Douglas College: Regular Probationary Faculty -- Music History (part-time)
  • 28 Feb 2018 - Cornell University: Postdoctoral Associate, Music and Islam in the Contemporary World
  • 05 Mar 2018 - Wake Forest University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Musicology)
  • 06 Mar 2018 - Metropolitan State University of Denver: Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
  • 08 Mar 2018 - Texas A&M International University: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 09 Mar 2018 - The Open University: Staff Tutor in Music
  • 10 Mar 2018 - International Christian University: Faculty Position in Musicology (Western Music)
  • 12 Mar 2018 - University of St. Andrews: Lecturer in Theology and the Arts
  • 13 Mar 2018 - University College Cork: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Mar 2018 - Heidelberg University: Professorships (2) in Musicology
  • 19 Mar 2018 - Pomona College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 19 Mar 2018 - The University of Texas at Austin: Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 20 Mar 2018 - Goldsmiths, University of London: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Music
  • 20 Mar 2018 - Santa Clara University: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Ethnomusicology/World Music)
  • 21 Mar 2018 - University of Vienna: University Assistant, Musicology (Postdoc)
  • 26 Mar 2018 - Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor (2-year)
  • 27 Mar 2018 - Harford Community College: Musicology Faculty, Tenure-track
  • 28 Mar 2018 - University of Oxford, Somerville College: Associate Professorship in Music
  • 28 Mar 2018 - Valencia College: Professor, Humanities
  • 30 Mar 2018 - Lebanese American University: Assistant Professor, Western Music
  • 30 Mar 2018 - Montgomery College: Music Full-time Faculty
  • 30 Mar 2018 - University of Bonn: W2 Professorship in Musicology/Sound Studies
  • 02 Apr 2018 - King's College London: Lecturer in Music (Musicology)
  • 02 Apr 2018 - Northumbria University: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer(s) in Music (extended deadline)
  • 06 Apr 2018 - Athens Technical College: Adjunct Instructor (Online)
  • 06 Apr 2018 - Koc University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Byzantine Musical Instruments
  • 08 Apr 2018 - University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Assistant Professor of Low Brass/Music History or Instrumental Music Education
  • early Apr 2018 - Hong Kong Baptist University: Cluster Hire (Open Rank) in Creative Media & Practice
  • 15 Apr 2018 - Ryerson University: Limited Term Faculty - Assistant Professor (Popular Music History & Digital Culture)
  • 16 Apr 2018 - University of Arizona: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 20 Apr 2018 - University of Manitoba: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 23 Apr 2018 - Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 25 Apr 2018 - Mount Allison University: Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Music History
  • 26 Apr 2018 - University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Music History
  • 29 Apr 2018 - Southwestern Oregon Community College: Music Instructor, Tenure Track
  • 10 May 2018 - John Tyler Community College: Music Faculty
  • 11 May 2018 - Masaryk University: Assistant Professor (Music History/Piano)
  • 11 May 2018 - Middlebury College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 15 May 2018 - Central Piedmont Community College: Instructor, Music
  • 15 May 2018 - Hong Kong Baptist University: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 May 2018 - Skidmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (1-year)
  • 15 May 2018 - University of Houston: Scholar-In-Residence in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (extended deadline)
  • 17 May 2018 - Laramie County Community College: Instructor, Instrumental Music
  • 18 May 2018 - University of Edinburgh: Lecturer in Popular Music
  • 21 May 2018 - Bridgewater State University: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music
  • 24 May 2018 - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität: Professorship (W2) of Musicology (begins April 2019)
  • 27 May 2018 - Northumbria University: Professor of Music
  • 28 May 2018 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professorial Staff (Music) – Music History in Context
  • 28 May 2018 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Professorial Staff (Music) – Jazz History
  • 29 May 2018 - University College Dublin: Teaching Fellow in Music
  • 31 May 2018 - Maastricht University: Postdoctoral researcher, Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music
  • 13 Jun 2018 - University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century) (Fixed Term)
  • 30 Jun 2018 - University of Prince Edward Island: Sessional Instructor (Global Musics, Fall 2018)
  • Open until filled - Aurora University: Adjunct Faculty (online) – Music
  • Open until filled - Berkeley College: Adjunct, Music History
  • Open until filled - Cape Cod Community College: Online Course Developer and Instructor, Music Appreciation
  • Open until filled - College of the Holy Cross: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Asian American and Asian Diasporic Studies
  • Open until filled - Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks: Adjunct Instructor – Music Appreciation
  • Open until filled - Drake University: Teaching Artist of Music History and Musicology
  • Open until filled - Eureka College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Front Range Community College: Part-time instructor, History of Jazz
  • Open until filled - Liberty University: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Online)
  • Open until filled - Longy School of Music: Teacher of Music History (Part-Time)
  • Open until filled - Merrimack College: Adjunct Lecturer of Music (Spring 2018)
  • Open until filled - Missional University: Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: African Music Focus
  • Open until filled - Missional University: Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: Asian Music Focus
  • Open until filled - McGill University: Postdoctoral Fellowship positions: Analysis, creation and teaching of orchestration (ACTOR)
  • Open until filled - National University: Part-Time Onsite Adjunct Instructor (Music)
  • Open until filled - Pellissippi State Community College: Music Faculty
  • Open until filled - Southwestern Michigan College: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor (Spring 2018)
  • Open until filled - Spring Arbor University: Music Faculty Position
  • Open until filled - Syracuse University: Part-time Faculty - Musicology/African-American Studies (Spring 2018)
  • Open until filled - University of Colorado Denver: Lecturer of Music History
  • Open until filled - University of Michigan: Lecturer I (Islamic Arts)
  • Open until filled - University of Mobile: Visiting Professor of Music – Voice/Music History
  • Open until filled - University of New Hampshire at Manchester: Adjunct Faculty, Intro to Music (Summer 2018)
  • Open until filled - University of North Texas at Dallas: Music Appreciation Adjunct Instructor
  • Open until filled - University of Southern Maine: Part-time Faculty - Music History (Spring 2018)
  • Open until filled - University of the Incarnate Word: Instructor of Music History

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2017-18 Wiki Moderator: 5120j (5120janon@gmail.com)

  • 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.
  • 7/6/17 Call for new moderator: After many years of much-appreciated service, Hybridist will be stepping down as back-up moderator, so I am in search of someone new. I plan to continue to do the day-to-day updates and job postings for the foreseeable future, so this will not require a lot of time on your part. However, I prefer to have a backup administrator/moderator to keep an eye on the page when extra care is needed and/or I am unable to do so myself.
  • If you are interested, please send me an email (anonymously is fine) at 5120janon at gmail dot com.
  • Moderators need to be off the job market, have a basic understanding of the wiki setup/formatting/history, and already have a Wikia.com username with an edit history.
    • 7/6/17 Thank you for everything, Hybridist! I have really appreciated your work all these years. 5120j, thank you also for all of your service to the wiki! (x3)
  • 4/9/18 Due to life circumstances, I expect that I won't have as much time next academic year to work on the wiki as I have in the past. If anyone is willing to help out, please send me an email.
  • 7/14 Please note that positions starting in Fall 2017 are still being posted on the 2016-17 wiki page.


  • 11/16 I am interested in visiting forums and websites that discuss the state of music studies in higher education, whether the opinions and observations are positive, negative, anecdotal, scholarly, or just plain venting. My interests include the job market, the state of today's students, changing curricula, etc. Please post your suggestions below.
  • 11/27: People who have used interfolio before: when you list your references does it automatically generate a request?  Also, even if old, is it advisable now *not* to double space after periods?
    • 11/28 I'm not sure about interfolio, but I am sure that you should never use two spaces after a period unless you're using a typewriter.


  • 3/1 Can someone on a search committee please explain why the only people getting jobs are those who graduwed in the last two years?  As a person who has many years of experience, many publications, and far more knowledge of the inner workings of institutions than those who have only recently left school, I find it deeply discouraging  that those who are less qualified are getting positions.  Would it be a mistake to say that if you don't get a position within your first two years out of school, you are simply not going to get a job in the United States?  The only exception seems to be jobs outside of the country.  Any comments by others in this position as to why this might be happening?
    • (2) I would like to second this question. With numerous publications including a book from a major university press, glowing teaching evaluations from top institutions, and prominent service roles within the field, it is difficult to imagine that the most important thing on my record is the age of my degree, but I'm having less luck than I did when I was unpublished, inexperienced, and ABD. I do think it's an exaggeration, though, that it is impossible to land a position more than two years out. I've seen many exceptions to this, and there are already one or two even this year. (Also, several of the positions already awarded this year to 2017 Ph.D.s are non-tenure-track / part-time / temporary appointments.)
    • (3) Thirding this question. My PhD was awarded in 2015 from a top tier research institution; I have teaching experience, publications, a long history of funding/awards/grants/conference organization & presentations and a large network of peers and referees who I know are writing strong letters, etc. Currently affiliated as a postdoc at a prestigious institution. I'm not writing to sound "braggodocious," but only to express my ongoing bewilderment and disappointment at not being able to get an interview. I feel the clock ticking and am increasingly despondent at seeing so many ABDs landing jobs in the last two years. Feeling like the work I've put in will not translate into a position in North America, because hiring committees appear to be skewing towards young scholars right out of their degrees. Is it the case that being 2-3 years out means you're old news now? Someone, please offer some insight... 
    • (2) here again. Although I'm in the same boat, it is so easy to catastrophize in this environment, and that is only counter-productive. Just wanted to point out that there is only one confirmed appointment of an ABD so far this year, and it's an adjunct appointment for a single course. Even if it isn't the norm, I've known many people several years out who have eventually landed jobs.
    • (3.5) Answering the question in the "Recent Activity" section: The problem is that you/we give for granted that the hiring process is based on merit, but is not. Having been trained in Europe, I have to say that, apart from very few universities, research is not valued in this country. Of course, I am referring to the humanities and not to other scientific fields. You can continue to publish in top journals and gain more and more teaching experience but is is abolutely useless. It is a corrupted system! Unless you know someone, have a relative in the department, or belong to an ivy league lobby, it is likely that you are not going to land a permanent position. Spousal hiring is also another scandalous practice, which is used only in the UK and US, and should be abolished outright. Furthermore, the tenure system is a failure and unfair to those who are working hard. But the question is, who really cares about this? Certainly not the university administrators nor the tenured faculty members. In view of the situation (despite my many peer-reviewed publications and years of teaching experience), I would like to leave disgusting academia (if an opportunity comes) and be treated with more dignity and respect as a scholar and educator.
    • (4) The fact is that there are no good generalizations to be had about this question. Yes, there are ABD's and very recent grads who wrote amazing dissertations, can speak compellingly about the future of their research, and who appeal to (some) job committees right out of the gate. And, of course, the market sucks, and some people have bad luck for the first few years, and it might not be for any particular reason. But most committees for TT hires don't prioritize "many years of experience, many publications, and far more knowledge of the inner workings of institutions"--they're looking for a colleague with promise and potential who will be a part of their institution for perhaps the rest of their career. People can learn the "inner workings of an institution" after they get there; members of search committees are faculty members who are qualified to assess the quality of applicants' work even if it's not published yet. On the other hand, an applicant may have published a great deal, but if that research doesn't strike the committee as exciting work, or as the kind of work that complements the faculty they already have, they won't be interested. If you're more than a few years out from the degree, publications and teaching experience aren't enough to land a job; they're expected. Expectations are, entirely reasonably, different for ABD's and recent Ph.D.'s.
    • (1)    Lecturing about what is already known (i.e. the potential long-term placement of a colleague, etc.) does not deal with the reality of the last five years.  Look at the "accepted jobs" list on the Wiki and then try to come up with an answer.  There is a clear bias towards new graduates, and the above comment does not address this directly.
    • (4) I'm disputing that this "clear bias" is what you say it is. The fact that a certain number of "new graduates" are getting jobs doesn't in and of itself say much of anything; you'd have to know the makeup of the entire applicant pool (which we don't), and you'd have to have some way of accounting for the fact that ALL recent graduates who want an academic job are on the market in a given year (because they don't have jobs yet), whereas only a portion of less-recent graduates are on the market because many of them already have TT jobs. And as an aggregate, the pool of less-recent graduates is presumably somewhat less competitive for jobs because many of the more competitive candidates, having secured positions that they don't want to leave, are no longer on the market. This is not to say that there are not highly qualified, excellent candidates in the "less-recent graduates" pool; it's just to say that I don't think these threads about a "bias" towards recent Ph.D.'s are accurately interpreting the data of the wiki. And the idea that job committees SHOULD be hiring mostly or exclusively people who are further out from the Ph.D. simply because they have more publications than an ABD is very much misunderstanding what many job committees (including the one I was on) look for.
  • 3/2 In response to "if 'you are more than a few years out from the degree, publications and teaching experience aren't enough to land a job; they're expected." Are you kidding me?? What should be expected is that tenured faculty members are those who produce the most important scholarly contributions in the field, considering that in my insitution they teach 2 courses a semester, at the most.
  • 3/3 I do not understand the "Are you kidding me??" comment above. You're saying that faculty members who have been teaching full time for several years may well be expected to have published significantly. So is the person who you are apparently trying to refute. I don't get it.
  • 3/5 I've chaired search committees and been on them. There's a lot of tin foil hat stuff going on here about collusion or search committees purpously picking less-qualified candidates. I've never seen a search committee purposely shoot their institution in the foot, even contentious committees reach a consensus candidate by the end that all feel will be tenurable. The bottom line is that every search committee is different just like every job and every candidate. Some faculty prefer candidates with more experience some with somewhat less, some see "too much" experience as a liability and some see it as an asset. This can vary depending on the "self-confidence" of the institution or by the collective experiences of the faculty on the committee. Typically the "performance" of the candidate and their references is the overarching factor in deciding who gets a campus interview. How "authentic" does the candidate seem, can you envision working with them for the next 20 years of your life, do the calls you make to people not on their list of references speak highly of them or not, does the candidate seem to have an attitude on the phone interview that fits with the mindset of the department's faculty. I've seen tenured professors perform very well on phone interviews, and very poorly and I've seen ABDs win and lose the same way. I've seen the same thing at on campus interviews - where the leading candidate walked out of one meeting having lost the job or where the person who barely made the final three vaulted to the top after just 5 minutes in front of a classroom. The research and experience might get you to the phone interview, but after that no one cares what your resume says. Sorry about all the scarequotes, but honestly hiring is an art not a science so, you know, those are phrases you see coming up in committee discussions! Best wishes to all.
    • 3/6 Thanks for this--very insightful and resonates with my own experience. I'm curious what you mean by "do the calls you make to people not on their list..." Do committees call references not on the list of recommended references? Is this only the case at particularly selective institutions? Is this formalized or more of an "asking around" kind of thing? 
    • 3/6 (2) I appreciate the above explanation very much, and I would also be interested in better understanding "calls to people not on their list"--this is one of, I suspect, several methods that may seem clear cut to search committees, but to applicants represent a lack of transparency in hiring processes. Combined with dismal job placement rates, is it any wonder that every spring seems to inspire a new set of so-called tin foil hat conspiracy theories published to the job wiki? 
    • 3/9 OP (3/5 poster) here: the off-list calls depend on the institution. Some institutions (public or private, doesn't seem to make a difference) HR departments virtually require search committees to call off list (some forbid it too). The ones that do it have candidates sign a waiver that says we can call whomever we want about you. The idea is that naturally your references will say good things about you and we've already seen your letters so no news there. The SC is trying to figure out what everyone else says, more or less expecting someone to say "good person, competent, haven't heard anything too crazy about them." Not expecting a glowing report if you will, but at least no "red flags" (if that makes sense). These calls can be hard to do in cases where no one knows anyone connected to your history, but oftentimes with a big search committee someone will know someone somewhere in your past. These calls are actually most important in cases where someone has been employed for a period of time somewhere and then left abruptly (for reasons unknown) and includes no one from that institution on their reference list. Again, just a way of confirming that what the applicant has stated on their CV and such is accurately represented.
  • 03/06 I think some of this discussion is disingenous and/or blind. Whether search committee members want to admit it or not, people further out from the degree are often seen as stale or losers. I even had a diss committee member confirm that this is the case. This is not at all unconnected from the fact that such people are usually adjuncting, and as much as we all would not like to acknowledge it, adjuncting is seen as a loser activity. This is evidenced by all the ways ajuncts are treated from top to bottom: first and foremost, the absurd pay they receive, and their general lack of inclusion in the very concept of "faculty" (where faculty are read as ladder faculty. I have been guilty myself of this). Anyone who has adjuncted knows exactly the sense of inferiority that comes with it, both internal and external. With adjuncting also comes the problem that you spend all of your time trying to earn money and applying for jobs, which means no time to publish. Thus CV gaps start to appear. Myself and many, many of my colleagues share the experience of having search committees interested in us when ABD or just finished, and see that interest wane as the years increase, despite accomplishments. Someone in a TT position with benefits should take the time to look through this wiki to see the pattern of recent grads tending to get jobs over people further afield. Of course the larger problem is the way too many ladder faculty ignore the abysmal labor crisis in academia. That is, everyone knows it's there, because they see budget constraints and the difficulty of getting tenure lines, but I can't tell you how many times tenured faculty have met my ponderings of leaving the field due to lack of jobs with encouragement that I should stick it out, as if persistence is recognized (it is not), and as if hiring occurs because of merit (it does not). As researchers of culture, we ought to be able to acknowledge this, but too many ladder faculty have their heads in the sands of the time when everyone out of a R1 at least was gauaranteed to get a job. In the moment of #MeToo, moreover, it baffles my mind that so many faculty have bought into the neoliberal koolaid of "nothing-but-work" and "stick-it-out-at-contingent-low-paying-jobs," when 1) the majority of adjuncts in the country are women 2) women have to put off family if they want a shot (see recent report about married men with or without kids and single women without kids getting the most TT jobs. Single women with kids get the least, surprise surpise). To my mind, one of the clearest indications of the complete negligence, disrespect, and lack of care and compassion on the part of people training PhDs for jobs that don't exist is the fact that the professional socieities don't even bother to track these kinds of things. He were are, having a discussion about the labor crisis on a friggin' wiki. That shows the institutional committement to not dealing with the problem. Some will say, if you don't like it, why don't you get out? 1) That's what will happent to most PhDs, the question is how long they'll allow themselves to be absued; 2) The prestige that ladder faculty have comes form this very structure of exploitation, which provides a clear incentive not to let it go. Ladder faculty get prestige by having and training grad students, thereby putting their approaches and ideas into the world. They have more time to do this because grad students and adjuncts are doing the bulk of teaching. Ladder faculty need to recognize how their own positions, both their prestige and their salaries, depend on this grad and adjunct labor. I don't blame ladder faculty for doing what they themselves need to do to survive in an environment that undervalues even them, in institutions that have become businesses, in departments not seen as "productive" to our metrics-based, capitalist society. But I DO hope that they recognize 1) This is a crisis; 2) Those without ladder jobs after a few years ARE seen as less than, even if subconsciously, for all the reasons outlined; 3) Tenured, TT, contingent, and grad students are all part of ONE body of laborers. If we recognize this, instead of taking pride and value in our internal hiearchies, we might be able to do something about the crumbling of Higher Ed in the US. Ladder faculty: learn to hear our suffering, our obsevations, and our critiques, do some self-introspection, and join us. If you beleive in education and in true access and equity in education (for students as well as teachers) it's either that or see your job lost to Coursera. Also, it's the right thing to do. We're humanists, after all. Aren't we? 
  • 3/6 (2) Hear hear to the previous post! I would like to offer some evidence about this issue: (https://www.chronicle.com/article/On-the-Academic-Job-Market/233683) Chronicle published data on this a couple of years ago, showing that most people in the humanities are hired ABD, with fewer people hired the more years out from degree you go. The data is not from musicology, but since all fields studied in the humanities show the same thing, I think we can assume that musicology is similar. I wonder if perhaps musicology is more similar to anthropology, where one year out is as good as ABD. Anecdotally from my experience and looking at the job wiki, I would assume this to be true, but it needs to be studied systematically. I do not, however, think that the answer is criticizing or hating ABDs who get jobs. I can remember being an ABD and desperately hoping that I would get a job straight out of the gait. There’s no reason to wish suffering on the younger generations. Instead I hope that, as the previous poster did, we can focus our anger on the institutional problems, from politicians not funding universities to administrators hiring more adjuncts at low pay to departments taking on more graduate students than they can place. In other words, while I agree that the system is not fully meritocratic, I don’t agree that the solution is to fight for more meritocracy. Rather we should focus on making the system, academia, equitable and fair for everyone laboring within it.
  • 3/7 I couldn't agree more with the previous two posts. We're hearing a lot of talk from our professional societies about what they can do to better serve contingent faculty members. I've heard lots of good suggestions and I'm grateful for them, but I worry they are more geared toward making people in positions of power feel better about themselves and that they normalize unacceptable forms of labor (i.e., the more assistance we provide contingent workers, the more "acceptable" this form of exploitation becomes). But as some of the posts on this thread reveal, what our professional societies really need to do is raise awareness of the biases and institutional structures that serve to exploit graduate students and contingent workers in the first place. Since people clearly don't really understand the forces at play here, it might be a productive first step toward change. Perhaps AMS should publish materials and hold workshops at meetings on why biases--like the belief that academics a few years out from their PhD are stale losers--are foolish and should not factor into hiring decisions. I doubt that will ever happen, however, because it would be too painful. It would require that those in ladder positions and positions of power turn their critical apparatuses on themselves and expose the ways in which they have contributed to exploitation, or, at best, been complacent about it.
  • 3/17 So far this year 4 TT positions have gone to people who graduated 1+ years ago while 3 have gone to people who graduated 4+ years ago. Of the remaining positions only 1 is full-time and it was a single semester appointment.  
Humane Rejection Letters
  • 4/9 Today I received a rejection email from the Oslo job. While, as always, sadenned, I was extremely/pleasantly surprised at their process. They sent a PDF to every candidate (it appears) that contained the ranking of all applicants (including names and summary of credentials) into three categories. This gave me some sort of feedback insofar that I was able to see the competition and what I lacked. Why is something like this so hard to do? I understand there are sometimes 100s of applications but even some modicum of communication that includes basic statistics (i.e. "120 applications, 10 skype interviews, 4 on-campus candidates. Top candidates included blah") to allow us to be able to weigh our applications in context. In many cases, I see graduates from top institutions with multiple years of teaching and research just squashed in the market. Talk about lowering morale. I want to say BRAVO to Oslo for transparency and a really great model that many other institutions should/NEED to follow...(Note: they also opened the report up to comments from all candidates until a specific date). 
  • 4/9a In the US, wouldn't something like this run afoul of privacy policies? Did you consent that your name/ranking would be released to all the other candidates? This is just so different from the secrecy that normally surrounds the US search process.
  • 4/9b I don't think I consented to anything - but I frankly don't remember (I've sent too many applications!). However, a similar thing could definitely be done in a way that fits with US//Canada privacy policies (what are those even?). We are, however, reminded in the email that we are bound by a confidentiality agreement to not divulge other candidate information. In either case, it's really quite remarkable...and it gives me some hope for the fixing our current market practices...
  • 4/24 The original job ad said "According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list."  But I didn't see anywhere in the online application form to opt out.


  • 4/27 Is it ethical for institutions to grant their own students post-docs? I have noticed several universities (Chicago, Harvard, UT Austin) do this and although I certainly understand departments wanting to help their students in a tough job market, it seems disingenuous to call those positions post-doc fellowships rather than just lecturer or VAP positions. Or are search committees suspect of post-docs from one's own institution? I'm not yet on the job market so this isn't sour grapes (yet); just curious what others think about it. 
  • 4/27 Some post-docs are specfically for an institution's own (former) students, so it really depends.
  • 4/27 This seems to me to defeat the purpose of a Postdoc, which is to work on a new project (presumably with new people). 
  • 4/30 It seems that the purpose of humanities postdocs is to allow recent Ph.Ds to have a position that is "academically acceptable" since adjuncting is the kiss of death on the job market.
  • 5/01 Ya, it just seems really intellectually dishonest to me. Let's call it what it is and not pretend these positions are earned based on scholarhip. It also just perpetuates the problem that those will the most privledge (those attending institutions who can afford to have postdocs) get the breaks.
  • 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.
  • ^^Is this a moderator's policy? I'd certainly be interested in knowing from the table when and if non-musicologists/ethnomusicologists get music jobs.
    • If someone who has a terminal degree other than a PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology gets a job that was listed on this page, they (and their degree) are still noted on the actual job posting (in the main part of the page, below), but not on the chart, because the point of the chart is to show which Ethnomusicology/Musicology PhD programs are having success on the job market. -- 5120j
    • 4/8 This seems like a bad policy to me. Please reconsider. The point of the chart should be to show who gets the advertised jobs in ethno/musicology, with information about PhD insitution secondary.
    • 4/9 Thanks for clarifying. I figured it was just a good way to eyeball who got what jobs and in what fields. It's often difficult to figure those things out from having to scrolls through so many listings...
    • 4/9b Also, coming from the theory wiki, it's nice to have the chart to be able to see the different jobs that are placed (no matter who got them). Also, I think it may be vital to, given the opening of many European and interdisciplinary jobs, to see who/what types of degrees are getting jobs. We must remember "Musicology" in Europe includes theory, systematic musicology, and often ethnomusicology so if those people are getting USA/Canada jobs, we need to be aware of that too...
  • 4/9 I have an idea for a good compromise on this but won't have time to implement it until later this week. In the meantime I'm moving these comments to General Discussion. Please stay tuned! -5120j
  • (5/2) For next year's Wiki, may I suggest separating into different sections the historical musicology and ethnomusicology, and non-strictly-musicological positions, as well as separate postings by country? Some folks may not be interested in overseas jobs, while historians may not benefit from seeing ethno positions pop up (and vice versa). Moreover, this is exactly what the theory/composition wiki does. I think such groupings would give a clearer sense of just how many jobs are actually available to an individual. The wiki tallies 205(!) jobs so far, but I would bet my next paycheck that absolutely no one felt eligible to apply for even a quarter of them.
  • 5/2 Following on the various comments above re: spending several years on the market and/or adjuncting as the "kiss of death" for those seeking TT jobs, I'd just like to point out that, of the 12 people thus far identified as recipients of first-time TT positions in musicology or ethnomusicology this year (a 13th is being hired from an assoc. position), 6 have been serving in lecturer/adjunct or VAP positions for some time, 4 have degrees more than 3 years old, and 3 (that's 25%) have degrees that are at least 6 years old. If there is any emerging trend this year, it seems to be not so much a preference for newly minted Ph.D.s or those without adjunct experience as for internal candidates. In any case, the data points so far lend further support to the notion that hiring is not an exact science, and every candidate, committee, opening, and hiring year is different.
  • 5/9 At the risk of further bloating the "Schools with Accepted Offers" section might I suggest that in the future the type of appointment be included in parentheses next to the institution? i.e. Generic Univeristy (TT); Some College (VAP); etc. This would make it a much more useful "at a glance" resource, especially in terms of the kind of data compilation Wiki members have recently discussed. It would also preempt some of the hasty judgments based on little information (re: discussion earlyier this year about recent grads getting all the jobs, when in reality most of those jobs were part-time or sabatical replacements). 


  • 5/8 All, I'm not sure about any of you, but one of things that most perturbs me about this entire process is the fact that everything about it is vague, undefined, and non-transparent. We know, for instance, that the market is "tough," "bad," etc., and that a lot of internal candidates get hired (especially this year), and that the statistics in fields such as History and English spell disaster for those seeking TT employment in those fields. Many of us, emerging from PhDs into a market where even the adjunct positions are saturated, simply pitch our applications into a void and have no indication of what the bigger picture is aside from dark initimations and mutterings of a crisis in the General Discussion section. This doesn't feel right. Are we not scholars? Why, as one commenter above points out, don't we run the numbers on the past ten years of hiring under the auspices of a Society, on either a volunteer or institutionally sponsored basis? Why do we all seem so content to not know exactly how bad things are, so we can make an informed choice about whether and for how long to wait for our day to come? Why can't we come up with a chart or two to show our mentors, who don't know how bad things are and simply shrug and tell us to build our publication lists? Here's what I propose: a pitch to AMS, SAM, SEM, and SMT for a task force to examine job market size, job availability, and placement rates from at least 2007 to the present. Who's with me?
  • 5/8 I believe this may be what you seek, though it hasn't been updated in several years (https://amusicology.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/musicology-job-wiki-roundup-2012/).  
  • 5/9 I've been saying for years that I wish someone would do a round-up of the wiki numbers like Amusicology used to do. I don't have time to do it myself though. -5120j
  • 5/11 MLA and AHA both produce annual jobs reports, and they could serve as a useful model: https://mlaresearch.mla.hcommons.org/  https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2018/the-aha-jobs-report-the-2016%E2%80%9317-data-obscure-as-much-as-they-reveal

IDEAS FOR THE 2018-19 WIKI Edit

  • From 5120j (moderator)
  • Hi everyone, before I create next year's wiki page, I am wondering if there is continued interested in the following job categories. Please indicate if you are interested in seeing postings for the following types of jobs. It goes without saying that I will continue to post full-time jobs in the US & Canada specifically in ethno/musicology, whether tenured, tenure-track, VAP, postdoc, or fellowship.
  • Part-time/adjunct music history/music appreciation/world music jobs: 4
    • Yes, but consider separating these from the full-time jobs.
  • Ethno/musicology jobs in the UK: 5
  • Ethno/musicology jobs from non-English speaking countries, if the job ad is advertised in English: 6
  • Ethno/musicology jobs from non-English speaking countries, even if the job ad is not in English: 5
  • Full-time community college jobs where music history/music appreciation is one of the duties: 6
  • If there is another category I'm missing, please feel free to add it.
  • Any other suggestions are also welcome (either here or via email to 5120janon@gmail.com). I have already noted the suggestions for format changes to the main page & to the Positions Filled chart and I am planning to implement them for next year.


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: 13

I am an ethnomusicologist: 7

I am a little of both: 7

I am a theorist: 1

I am currently in a TT position: 2

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 4

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 3

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 2

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 3

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 4

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position: 1

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

I am working outside of the academy:

I am ABD and on the market: 12

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:

I will keep this wiki a positive place for discussion and not post negativity: 22

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 20

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 7

I am unsure of whether to keep trying or cut my losses and find a new career: 8

Salary InformationEdit

  • (2017 note: Many of these links need to be updated, if anyone would like to do so).

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/=