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Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2019" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2018-2019 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2019-2020 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2019 and April 2020, 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.

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Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Ethnomusicology Edit

California State University, Monterey Bay: Associate Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 15 December 2018)Edit

  • Job Number: FAC2018-308
  • Priority Screening Date: 12/15/2018
  • Projected Start Date: 08/19/2019
  • Position Description: The Music & Performing Arts Department at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Ethnomusicology with expertise in jazz, hip hop, and/or one or more musics of the African diaspora, to begin Fall Semester 2019. The emphasis of this new position is on interdisciplinary, integrated approaches to scholarship and practice. The successful candidate will assume a reduced teaching load and the chairship of the department in their first semester of appointment, continuing for a minimum of three consecutive academic years. CSUMB is committed to the diversity of our campus community, and candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity. The ideal scholar-practitioner will bring a critical intellectual approach to the literature and practice of one or more musical traditions, demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and hold an interest in innovative collaboration with faculty and students from a variety of departments and backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of published ethnomusicology research who demonstrate understanding of the CSUMB Founding Vision Statement and an ability to flexibly support (1) a music major core based on written, musicianship, and keyboard skills in common practice western notation; (2) general education courses for non-majors; and (3) courses in their individual areas of expertise.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach lower- and upper-division courses, which may include independent studies
  • Develop and teach general education courses
  • Commitment to developing a relevant, contemporary curriculum
  • Typical teaching load as defined by CSU-wide standards (12 credits per semester or 6 while chairing)
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a closely related field from an accredited doctoral program
  • Established record of ethnomusicology scholarship published in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Established record of robust creative performance, improvisation, and/or compositional practice, in meaningful discourse with above scholarship
  • Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Candidates should have achieved the rank of Associate Professor
  • Fluency in basic computer office, internet, and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and skill in faculty self-governance and/or department administration
  • Basic fluency in reading, writing, and digitally engraving Common Western Music Notation
  • Expert fluency in concepts and vocabulary of western music theory
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience chairing a music department or in a similar leadership role
  • Basic fluency in concepts and vocabulary of music technology and acoustics
  • Experience teaching in and/or coordinating a lower-division music theory and musicianship core sequence
  • Experience designing and implementing department assessment and program review
  • Experience designing, maintaining, and assessing effective transfer articulations with two-year institutions
  • For full consideration, please submit:
  • Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement in response to the CSUMB Vision Statement
  • List of courses previously taught
  • Writing Sample (recent publication)
  • Evidence of creative practice (up to 3 examples of scores, performance videos, and/or audio recordings, submitted as a single annotated .pdf file containing hyperlinks to media hosted via Dropbox, Soundcloud, etc.)

Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 25 November 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ethnomusicology at the Assistant Professor or early-stage Associate Professor rank, appointment to begin July or August 1, 2019.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in Ethnomusicology; participate actively in the profession; advise dissertations and contribute actively to the development of the new Ph.D. track in Ethnomusicology; share in departmental responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: Candidates will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 2019. A Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a related field is required; demonstrable evidence of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor must be no more than four years out from promotion to Associate at the time of application for this position.
  • The search committee seeks scholars whose primary research area involves Ethnomusicology. The precise area of study and specialization are open. The successful candidate will have theoretic and research interests that complement the strengths of the current graduate faculty in Music; will participate actively in developing the newly established Ethnomusicology Ph.D. track; and will be open to imaginative collaboration with other units on campus. We are receptive to a range of approaches—from social-scientific or humanistic to the performative—to undergraduate teaching.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, two writing samples (one of which should be an article-length document), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11877. Applications received by November 25, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Florida State University: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 24 September 2018)Edit

  • The Musicology area seeks a colleague to teach courses from among current undergraduate and graduate offerings and/or in the candidate’s area of expertise, and to integrate ethnomusicological and historical approaches in an environment that values interdisciplinary scholarship and hands-on performance.
  • The successful candidate will maintain an active agenda of research and publication, participate in the comprehensive mentorship of graduate students, and provide service at the international, national, state, local, and university levels to develop the field and fulfill the mission of Florida State University.
  • Qualifications: Completed Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or a related discipline at time of appointment. Demonstrated record of achievement in university-level teaching experience, record of publication and ongoing research, and service. Demonstration of outstanding scholarly potential. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Contact Info: For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Stephanie Kemp at skemp@fsu.edu or (850) 644-0415. For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at efrancis@fsu.edu or (850) 644-4361.
  • Pay Plan: This is a tenure track Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary competitive.
  • How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
  • Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
  • Please upload a single document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references (mailing address, phone, e-mail).
  • Open until filled: Review of applications will begin September 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment is effective August 2019.
  • 10/7 Phone interviews underway
  • 10/22 Invitation for campus interview

Skidmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 04 November 2018)Edit

  • Ethnomusicology (Assistant or Associate Professor). The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Ethnomusicology. The successful applicant will teach 18 workload credits (the approximate equivalent of five courses) per year at all levels, including the possibility of an ensemble of the candidate’s design and the possibility of an all-college first-year seminar. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and those with experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization of interest include the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other musical cultures that have been historically marginalized in the American academy. Additional teaching strengths will be welcome.
  • We seek an engaging and energetic teacher with: the ability to contribute to our curriculum in multiple and imaginative ways; a commitment to liberal-arts education and to Skidmore’s tradition of “hand and mind” (including the integration of performance and academics); good communication and interpersonal skills and an inclination toward collaboration; an established or emerging scholarly profile; and experiences and approaches that will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community through teaching, research, and service.
  • Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on experience. PhD preferred; ABD considered.
  • Applications must be submitted online to http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/2408 by November 4th and should consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) current cv; 3) contact information for 3-5 references. (Further materials, including reference letters, are not necessary at this time but may be solicited at a later time.) Questions may be referred to Jeremy Day-O’Connell, Chair (jdayocon@skidmore.edu).
  • 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.

University of Florida: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • The University of Florida School of Music seeks an academic colleague prepared to interact fully in the life of a vital and collegial department that strives to integrate the values and approaches of ethnomusicology and historical musicology, to mentor graduate and undergraduate students at the highest levels, and to work collaboratively within the department, school, and College of the Arts.
  • Responsibilities
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate seminars and courses in the ethnomusicology area
  • Advise theses, dissertations, and honors projects
  • Pursue a vigorous research agenda
  • Participate fully in faculty governance and the life of the School of Music, College of the Arts, and the University of Florida
  • Qualifications
  • Earned PhD
  • Excellence in college-level teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development
  • Evidence of established and active research
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to complement existing programs.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018 and continue until a candidate pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by November 15, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at http://apply.interfolio.com/56443.
  • Online applications must include the following:
  • Detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research narrative
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.
  • Nominations and inquiries may be sent to: Jennifer Thomas, Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee, Email: jthomas@arts.ufl.edu
  • The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

University of Puget Sound: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 28 September 2018)Edit

  • Appointment: Full-time, tenure track appointment; begins Fall Term 2019
  • Responsibilities: The University of Puget Sound seeks an ethnomusicologist to broaden and diversify our curriculum by designing and teaching courses for music majors and general students. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in non-Western music; other areas of teaching are dependent on an applicant’s qualifications and the needs of the program. Responsibilities also include advising students, participating in School of Music and university governance, and participating in efforts to recruit and support a more diverse student body. We seek a candidate who shares Puget Sound's commitment to innovative pedagogy that includes experiential learning, collaboration with on-campus interdisciplinary programs, and off-campus opportunities in International Studies.
  • Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology or PhD in Musicology with significant background in Ethnomusicology; ABD considered. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.
  • Required Documents:
  • Letter of interest that speaks to the qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity statement (see prompt below)
  • Philosophy of teaching statement
  • Three (3) letters of reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than September 28, 2018 to ensure consideration.
  • (10/19) Request for additional materials (teaching video & writing sample) (x3)

Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 October 2018)Edit

  • Washington University in St. Louis Department of Music announces a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall semester 2019. Consideration will be given to all subfields.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (ABD applicants must complete the Ph.D. before taking up the position). Candidates should demonstrate significant post-doctoral teaching experience, a promising record of publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise; pursue research and publication; supervise independent projects, theses, and dissertations; and participate on department and university committees.
  • Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the search is concluded.
  • Application: Send cover letter (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu.
  • 10/17 - request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabi) x2
  • 11/8 - request for Skype interview

Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 4 September 2018)Edit

  • The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative scholar with a primary background in ethnomusicology. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate and graduate theses, administrative duties, and the possibility of directing a performing ensemble. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge and expand upon canonical thinking as well as the Music Department’s traditions, are welcome. This is a full-time tenure track position to begin July 1, 2019.
  • Duties: Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate honors and M.A. theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and undergraduate students (majors and non-majors), and administrative responsibilities including participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. When appropriate, teaching may include directing a performing ensemble. The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or related field completed by the time of appointment for Assistant Professor; otherwise, the candidate may be hired as an Instructor, but must complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.
  • Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) work samples, which could include published articles or reviews, a dissertation chapter, audio or video recordings, or any combination that best reflects your scholarly interests and potential, 4) statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
  • A pdf of the full job announcement: https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu/home/echarry/Wesleyan_EthnomusicologyPost_2018.pdf
  • Applications completed on or before September 4, 2018 will receive full consideration. Apply at:http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6361
  • 10/3 - Invitation for Campus Interview

Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Musicology Edit

Bard College: Tenure-track Professor of Music History (Open Rank) (Deadline: 15 December 2018)Edit

  • Tenure-track Professor of Music History (Open Rank)
  • Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Open Date: Oct 29, 2018
  • Deadline: Dec 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • Description: The Music Program at Bard College solicits applications for a tenure-track position in performance and music history with a specialty in Baroque and pre-classical music. Geographic and theoretical specializations are open. Bard is a liberal arts college located two hours North of New York City in the Hudson Valley. It has a music program and conservatory with an international reputation which includes Bard Summerscape and the Bard Music Festival. The college has a strong tradition of progressive education and academic, literary, and artistic innovation.
  • Qualifications: The candidate should be a practicing musician with strong skills in keyboard playing including organ and continuo who could maintain and expand the existing Baroque music ensemble. Duties will include advising students and teaching advanced and introductory courses in performance and history. Candidates with teaching skills in music theory are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with an established performance career and with evidence and an expectation of maintaining both creative and scholarly activities.
  • Application Instructions: To apply please submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest describing research and teaching interests, any relevant scholarship and/or recordings, and the names of four contact references through Interfolio. com. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2018.

Baylor University: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 01 October 2018)Edit

  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Tenure Information: Tenure Track
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the position involve teaching courses on the history of 20th/21st-century art music as well as topics in the scholar’s particular field of expertise. Teaching responsibilities include the core undergraduate music history sequence course History of Music from World War I to the Present, graduate seminars in 20th/21st-century music, and may also include courses in Jazz, Popular Musics, American Musics, and other courses as assigned. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active agenda of research and publication, as well as coordinate closely with the musicology faculty. Other duties include service and participation in area, divisional, School of Music, and University activities.
  • Required Qualifications: Completed PhD in Musicology or related field at time of appointment August 2019; teaching experience at the collegiate level; and evidence of scholarly productivity or potential.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching both majors and non-majors preferred.
  • Desired Start Date: 08/01/2019
  • Open Date: 08/30/2018
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin 10/01/2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Signed letter of application detailing qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, list of references
  • 10/5 Question: does "list of references" mean that formal letters of recommendation will be solicited? I believe, in this case at least, it did mean that. I didn't realize this when I put in the application. Wondering if my recommenders should expect to write letters in every case where "contact info" or "list of references" is what the application calls for.
  • 11/8 Request for more materials (x4)

Bowling Green State University: Assistant Professor - Musicology 20th-21st Century (Deadline: 13 October 2018)Edit

  • Opened Date: 09/13/2018
  • Closing Date: 10/13/2018
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Musicology/Composition and Theory, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University. Tenure-track faculty position available August 19, 2019.
  • Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching music history and other related courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels to both majors and non-majors; supervising Master’s theses; recruiting graduate students for the MM program in Music History; working with students in our DMA in Contemporary Music program; developing a research agenda that leads to publications in the fields of 20th- and 21st-century music; serving the department, college and university as well as the profession at a national level; and contributing to the artistic and intellectual environment of the college and the university. Additional duties may be assigned by the department chair and/or dean.
  • Minimum Qualifications & Salary:
  • 1. Doctorate (earned Ph.D.) in Historical Musicology.
  • 2. Demonstrated research productivity through one or more published or in press journal articles or book chapters related to music of the 20th-21st centuries in peer-reviewed music outlets.
  • 3. Minimum of one year experience teaching music history courses at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1. Secondary expertise in critical theory, aesthetics, interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, demonstrated through cognate area or research activity (one or more conference presentations or publications on a relevant topic) is desirable.
  • Additional Information:
  • Credentials required for application:
  • 1. Cover Letter
  • 2. Curriculum Vitae
  • 3. Names and contact information for three professional references
  • At a later date, finalists for the position will be asked to submit an original final transcript showing highest degree earned.
  • Application Deadline: October 13, 2018
  • Further Information: Questions concerning the search may be directed to Dr. Effie Papanikolaou, search committee chair (papane@bgsu.edu). You may also visit the college website at www.bgsu.edu/music.
  • 10/8 Again, noting the ambiguity here: "three professional references." Are these people going to upload letters of recommendation? Or simply be there to answer the phone if someone wants to call? This makes a difference. I don't know why the job listings can't be clear on this point. This ambiguity is everywhere.
  • 10/16 Request for additional materials (one sample of scholarship) (x3)
  • 10/29 Skype interview request (x2)

Carleton College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September 1, 2019. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms (2-2-1 teaching load). The PhD or its imminent completion is required.
  • We seek a colleague who will be able to lead our course offerings in Western art music, who is a dynamic classroom presence, and who has experience teaching a wide variety of musics in a liberal arts setting. A strong preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in art music of the 20th and 21st centuries. We also seek candidates with interdisciplinary interests that complement our current departmental strengths and fit into Carleton’s current intellectual community (e.g., Media Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc.), as well as those who are able to combine elements of classroom and performance study; we encourage candidates to highlight these aspects of their background and teaching experience.
  • Carleton faculty members are committed to mentoring and advising a diverse student body. Candidates with particular experience teaching or leading conversations surrounding difficult questions pertaining to diverse viewpoints should speak to this in their application materials.
  • Application Documents: To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application; c.v.; and statements describing your teaching philosophy and your research. No further materials are required until requested. Application deadline is November 15, 2018.
  • 10/5 This is likely to be an inside hire.
  • (10/6) How is it known that this is an inside hire? Please advise.
  • 10/15 I am on the search committee. We are seeking the most qualified candidate possible, and will consider all applications carefully. Everyone should apply!
  • 10/15 Many thanks!

Dartmouth College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 November 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Dartmouth College seeks outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will focus on Western art music history and theory. We will prioritize candidates with the demonstrated ability to make music come alive in the undergraduate classroom through performance and/or creative pedagogies. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018.
  • Qualifications: Completed PhD or DMA or equivalent professional achievement required by the July 1, 2019 starting date.
  • Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and CV via Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2018-19
  • Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
  • 10/31 I don't see an option to attach letters to the interfolio application. Is it right to conclude that they don't want letters for the first round?

Indiana University: Assistant Professor(s) of Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 19 October 2018)Edit

  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for two tenure-track positions in musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in music history and literature and musicology; advising Ph.D. dissertations and D.M. research projects; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; and participating on departmental and School of Music committees and in other departmental activities.
  • Basic Qualifications: Research interests in music complementary to those of the current musicology faculty. We are particularly interested in demonstrated expertise in music of 1850 to the present and seek to expand the musicology department’s offerings in African diasporic music, media studies, and art music. Global musicological perspectives are welcome. A completed PhD or equivalent in the field of musicology, music history, or related.
  • Salary and Rank: Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application and curriculum vitae, along with contact information for three professional references. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials unless requested to do so. If you need assistance in completing your application, contact: Cecilia Fleming, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, (812) 855-5541 ceciflem@indiana.edu
  • The Jacobs School of Music is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address how they can contribute to this goal.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 10/19/2018

University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • The School of Music at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. in historical musicology is required by time of appointment; college teaching experience required. We seek a creative and collegial musicologist whose scholarly interests center on 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 School of Music and University committees; directing theses and other research projects when appropriate.
  • Employment begins August 16, 2019.
  • To apply for this position, please complete an online application at: https://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 (or as signed emails). Only applicants who complete the online application will be considered for the position.
  • The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Don Fader
Chair, Search Committee
email: djfader at ua.edu
  • Send letters of recommendation to:
Chair, Musicology Search Committee
The University of Alabama School of Music
Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
djfader at ua.edu
  • 11/5 Letters of recommendation can be sent "as signed emails." But to what address? Any thoughts?
  • 11/6 the search chair confirmed by email that his email address should be used for rec letters


University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor – Music History, Middle Ages to 1750 (Deadline: 07 November 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in Musicology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.
  • We seek a historian specializing in music before 1750. The successful candidate will be doing innovative work that increases the diversity and intellectual range of the field, connecting areas that might include the history of performance and musical technologies, ritual and religious practices, the history of science, critical histories of the senses and theories of affect, the emergence and limits of humanism and the human, the anthropology of sound, and music-making in the colonial world.
  • Basic Minimum Qualifications: The completion of all PhD, or international equivalent, degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.
  • All application items must be submitted electronically by November 7, 2018. Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01917
  • Applications must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample not to exceed 12,000 words (article, dissertation chapter, or book chapter, published or in press).
  • Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (For additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants are also encouraged to submit a statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer to potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html).
  • Please direct questions to Nicholas Mathew, Committee Chair, at nicholas.mathew@berkeley.edu. Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu.


University of Indianapolis: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: None listed, posted 24 October 2018)Edit

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Music in the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Indianapolis is seeking a faculty member beginning in August 2019, for a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level.
  • The individual in this position will coordinate and teach the undergraduate music history core. A secondary specialization in ethnomusicology is desirable as is the ability to develop and implement elective courses in music for non-majors in areas determined by the candidate’s interests. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching music history at the undergraduate level and provide evidence of scholarly achievement and promise. Leadership and vision to develop and deliver a unified approach to music history throughout the core curriculum is essential. The successful candidate will maintain an active agenda of research and publication, participate in student advising including honors theses, and provide service within the university and the community to promote the mission of the University of Indianapolis.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach 24 credit hours per year
  • Provide service to the department, college, University, and/or community
  • Make scholarly contributions to the discipline
  • Maintain an active agenda of research and publication
  • Participate in student advising including honors theses
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Record of excellence in teaching music history at the undergraduate level
  • Provide evidence of scholarly achievement and promise
  • PhD in Musicology or Music History
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues within and outside of the department
  • SPECIAL NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within minutes of your job application submission, please check your email bulk or spam folders.
  • 10/25 I couldn't find a deadline or application requirements without starting an application myself. If anyone can find them, please post. -5120j
  • Application Requirements: Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover Letter, Letters of Recommendation 
  • 10/25  FYI: for letters, the instructions state to attach a single PDF that contains 3 letters of recommendation. (I didn't see anything about a closing/best consideration date, though.)

University of Oregon: Assistant Professor of Musicology (19th-Century) (Deadline: 26 November 2018)Edit

  • The School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Musicology position to begin September 16, 2019.
  • Primary responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in music history and literature while maintaining an active program of appropriate research and publication. Must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in nineteenth-century music. Additional classes may cover (but are not limited to): twentieth-century survey and history of opera/musical theatre/dance genres. Research topics should complement those of our current faculty and may involve issues of gender and sexuality, critical theory, and public musicology. In addition, candidates will advise graduate and undergraduate research projects including theses and dissertations. Additional duties dependent upon qualifications and interests of the applicant, and the needs of the school. Serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate in musicology by time of appointment
  • Evidence of potential for significant scholarship is expected
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level is essential
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in Classic period, 19th century, or 20th century, or history of opera, theater, and/or dance will be considered advantageous
  • Significant experience teaching music literature classes to general campus studies
  • Application Deadline: November 26 2018; position open until filled.
  • Required Application Materials: Apply online by uploading:
  • CV or résumé
  • Letter of application describing your background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including the equity and inclusion
  • The names and contact information (addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three professional references; indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each
  • A PDF with a sample of scholarly writing;
  • A PDF with three statements: (1) Your academic accomplishments and future plans, (2) your teaching experience and approach, and (3) your personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and, students from diverse backgrounds. (see equity and inclusion statement below).

University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington is inviting applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music/musicology at the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Duties: Teach courses in music history, music literature, and related areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in focused and significant research that leads to substantive and multiple publications in top-tier national journals with high scholarly impact in the candidate's area of specialization, contribute to the growth and development of the Department of Music, the College of Liberal Arts, the University, and the profession through participation in committees, departmental activities, and other service. Other duties may be assigned based on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Musicology, Music History, or a related field by time of appointment. Preferred research specialties include music and its relationship to film and the stage; ethnomusicology; the study of music and arts economies and how they interact with the private and public sectors; or ludomusicology. Other musicology research agendas pertaining to the four pillars of the University's Strategic Plan (Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery) are also encouraged and welcomed. Demonstrated record of excellence, or evidence for potential excellence, in teaching music history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated record of publication or evidence of potential for substantial scholarly research
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/7218 and submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) email addresses of three references who can provide (within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation. Do not submit additional materials at this time.
  • 9/18: Where is the 11/15 review date coming from? On the linked job posting page it says open until filled...
  • 9/20 The AMS-L post said review begins 11/15.
  • 10/17: Does anyone know when references will be contacted—right after application, or later in the process? 

Wayne State University: Assistant Professor-Music History (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 October 2018)Edit

  • Review of applications begins December 3, 2018.
  • Posting Number: 043913
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history, Music Appreciation for non-majors, and serve on Department, College and University committees as appropriate and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: The Department seeks candidates with a PhD in musicology, two years of college-level teaching experience across the spectrum of Western music (may include teaching assistant positions), a record of peer-reviewed scholarly activity, and experience with current classroom instructional technology.
  • 10/11 - Any contact information for inquiries? Only list of referees seem required, not actual letters of reference?
    • 10/15 - Only a list of references is required for the initial application (I'm told 3-5 is the norm).  Letters of recommendation will be solicited once the search committee narrows things down.  (Confirmed via email.)
  • 10/18 - the listing seems to have been taken down; I get an error from the link, and it's no longer in job listings. Any info?
  • Still working for me as of 10/21 - from the HR home page, go to Search Postings on the left and search for posting number 043913 or title "Assistant Professor-Music History" in the Position Title dropdown. The HR software they're using does not allow direct linking.

Yale University: Two Tenure-Track Musicology Positions (Open Rank) (Deadline: 15 September 2018)Edit

  • Open Date: Jul 30, 2018
  • Description: The Yale University Department of Music seeks to hire two historical musicologists, with primary specializations in music since 1600, for tenure‑track or tenured positions, with a preferred starting date of Fall 2019. Rank is open and appointments can be made at the assistant, tenured associate, or full professor levels. We are looking for scholars and inspiring teachers of exceptional intellectual promise and/or accomplishment, whose research is methodologically innovative and profoundly engaged with music‑making and musical repertories. Interdisciplinary emphases and a demonstrated engagement with related fields of study are highly desirable.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of hire.
  • Application Instructions: Applications should include a CV and cover letter. Candidates applying for an untenured appointment should also submit a minimum of three reference letters from outside Yale, along with a writing sample. The committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 September 2018, and the review will continue until the positions are filled.
  • 9/15 (1) What does this last paragraph mean? I gather that if I'm applying as an assistant, then I DO need to submit three recommendations? But if I designate (somewhere?) that I'm applying at the tenured level or "full professor" level, then I DON'T? Is that right? Also, why do they not make a firm deadline? Will applications submitted after Sept. 15 be considered, or not? No promises? Strangely ambiguous.
  • 9/15 (2) I think if you already have tenure you don't have to send in letters. But if you are currently untenured then you should submit letters.
  • 9/15 (1) Got it...what about the rolling deadline thing? I have seen this once or twice before. Does anyone know what it means? Thanks.
  • 9/15 (3) I've been on the market for a couple of years, and I think it's best to always treat the wording above (in Tenure-Track job ads) to mean that the firm deadline is September 15. Keep in mind that more often than not, the application software is set up to stop accepting applications after the date mentioned (in this case, September 15). 

Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Ethnomusicology and/or Musicology Edit

  • This section is for jobs that will accept applications from both musicologists and ethnomusicologists, even if the teaching duties are only in one or the other area.

Emory University: Assistant Professor of African American Popular Music in Hip Hop/Culture (Deadline: 19 November 2018)Edit

  • The Department of African American Studies, Emory University, Atlanta GA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the area of African American popular music with a specialization in hip hop music and culture. The teaching load is 2/2. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests take advantage of Atlanta’s central position in the production of hip hop music and culture. Areas of teaching and research might include, but are not limited to, hip hop genres, DJ culture, social media and activism, and other modes of performative creativity.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD in a supporting field by the time of appointment. The successful applicant is a scholar who can contextualize hip hop in the context of African American history and culture and consider its global impact.
  • Application Instructions: Applications should include the following: a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a 20-25-page writing sample, and a list of potential courses. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equality and inclusion. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due by November 19, 2018. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered. Interviews will begin in December or January of the 2018-19 academic year.
  • 9/22 I can't find an Interfolio link. If anyone has it, please post. -5120j
  • 10/2 Interfolio link added: https://apply.interfolio.com/55268

Georgia Southern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Irish Studies (Deadline: 18 November 2018)Edit

  • The College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) in the field of Irish Studies, with a broad focus on Ireland, Irish-America, and/or the global Irish diaspora. The appointment can be made in any academic discipline, with special consideration given to applicants in History, Music, Theatre, Art, or Linguistics. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but will also include responsibilities on the Armstrong campus.
  • Position Description. Reporting to the academic area's Department Chair, the Assistant or Associate Professor of Irish Studies requires a record of outstanding teaching and a demonstrated ability to become a scholar in his or her field. The teaching load is a 3-3 assignment. The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Earned PhD in any area of Irish Studies, or a closely related field within the College of Arts and Humanities, by August 1, 2019.
  • Applicants must be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries to meet the mission of the interdisciplinary nature of the program.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent record of teaching experience in pertinent academic area
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a record of outstanding scholarly achievement
  • Assistant Professor is preferred, but junior Associate rank will also be considered. Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Screening of applications begins November 18, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Suzanne Shurling, Administrative Assistant, Search # 67613, Georgia Southern University, sshurling@georgiasouthern.edu, 912.478.0572

Monmouth University: Assistant Professor, Musicology (Deadline: None listed, posted 04 October 2018)Edit

  • Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Music and Theatre Arts department. This anticipated opening is for the 2019-2020 academic year and is tenure track.
  • We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a strong record of teaching and research for a tenure-track faculty appointment in musicology/ethnomusicology. Candidate must have a PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology. All areas of specialization will be considered, but specialists in ethnomusicology, American music, and/or vernacular music are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in musicology/ethnomusicology, advising student research, student academic advisement, maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; participating in department and university-wide committees, recruitment, and other service activities.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcripts and three letters of recommendation can be directed to: Search Chair, Music and Theatre Department, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.
  • 10/9 Has anyone reached out about this one to see about the deadline for full consideration?
  • 10/21 RE: letters & transcripts: it looks like they can either be uploaded under Optional Documents (and therefore would not be confidential) or sent hard-copy, but I'd like to confirm that's what they really want. Has anyone had luck tracking down contact info for a departmental assistant or anyone on the SC there who might be able to advise? I can't find anything on their website apart from the generic HR phone/email.
    • 10/22 I wondered the same thing. I assumed that this meant hard copy letters sent via snail mail (which you can do on Interfolio). 

New York University: Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Art and Sciences (Deadline: 10 December 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at New York University invites applications for a scholar of music studies at the assistant level. This tenure-track position will begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are looking for a superb scholar who will be a dynamic presence both in the classroom and the field. Their work should complement the research and methodologies of current faculty and bring fresh approaches to the study of musical and sonic practices and their historiography. Our department is committed to interdisciplinarity. We encourage work that crosses and connects the department’s three subfields--composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology--and reaches out to other fields and modes of inquiry.
  • The successful candidate should be able to teach the graduate proseminar, the department’s undergraduate general education course in sound, and undergraduate and graduate elective courses in their areas of expertise.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (ABD applicants must complete the Ph.D. before taking up the position), demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and exceptional intellectual promise.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. The letter of application should discuss the candidate’s research and teaching interests. Because diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, we request that applicants include a paragraph in the cover letter telling us how diversity figures into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be uploaded through Interfolio.

Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 31 October 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with expertise in music industries (broadly defined) that complements and expands existing Departmental strengths, including but not limited to: global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. Candidates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We welcome applicants whose scholarship and teaching might be complemented by real-world professional engagement in the music industries.
  • The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the Department’s graduate programs, which currently include the M.S. program in Music Industry Leadership and graduate certificate and M.S. programs in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship. The candidate will build upon existing strengths within the College of Arts, Media and Design to expand and integrate innovative graduate education across the College. The anticipated start date for this position is the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field by the appointment start date; a well-developed and active research agenda as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications; and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of music industries and arts administration, and in developing and teaching online courses. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, continuing excellence in research and scholarship, student advising, and service to the Department, College, and University.
  • To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website: https://camd.northeastern.edu/about/careers/. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience; CV; and the contact information of three references. Do not submit letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time; they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before October 31, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Matthew McDonald, Search Committee Chair, m.mcdonald@northeastern.edu.
  • Request for materials (11/02) (that was quick!) (x3)
  • Skype Interview Scheduled (10/30)
  • 11/09 So they scheduled Skype interviews before the search even closed, let alone before they asked for or received further materials from at least 4 people? That's either untrue or dodgy AF. 
  • 11/10 yeah surely this is untrue, perhaps someone posted that by mistake
  • 11/12 Looks like someone confused this search with the Music Technology Search NU is also running. The Music Technology search recently had Skype interviews. This search hasn't. 
  • 11/12 Comments on the Music Theory/Composition page back this up. -5120j


Rutgers University-Newark: Assistant Professor (Deadline: 01 15 November 2018 (extended))Edit

  • The Department of Arts, Culture and Media of Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for a tenure track position in musicology or ethnomusicology at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2019. We seek a creative and interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated evidence of scholarly promise and a successful record of teaching experience. Applicants’ work should show promise of being at the forefront of research in jazz studies and America’s sonic culture more broadly. We seek a colleague whose methods and research interests complement our unique department and university. Applications must be received no later than November 01 15, 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory, upper-level, and graduate level courses, as well as providing service to the department, university and discipline. Candidates must undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.
  • Requirements: Applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching. Earned Ph.D. by September 2019 required.
  • Overview: The Department of Arts, Culture & Media is an interdisciplinary department with undergraduate degrees in music, fine arts, graphic design, art history, journalism, theater, video production, and a nationally recognized master's program in jazz history and research. Rutgers University-Newark hosts the world's largest archive of jazz materials at the Institute of Jazz Studies. With this appointment, the university seeks to strengthen the interdisciplinary ties among departments within the university, and forward its mission to provide social mobility through education to the nation's most diverse student body.
  • Posting Number: 18FA0436
  • Posting Open Date: 08/22/2018
  • Posting Close Date: 11/01/2018
  • Posting Close Date: 11/15/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants; Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship and the classroom and names of three references.
  • 10/29 Deadline extended to November 15.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois: Tenure-track Faculty, Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 01 November 2018)Edit

  • The Liberal Arts department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Musicology / Ethnomusicology, beginning August 2019. The department seeks a scholar whose research focuses on modern and contemporary music. The department has a preference for applicants with a research agenda and teaching competencies in one or more of the following geographical regions and/or their diasporas: Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America.
  • Fields of special interest include music and politics; music and technology; music and globalization; gender, sex and music; hip-hop music and performance; performance studies. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time faculty in Liberal Arts teach undergraduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design environment of SAIC. The position involves coordinating and managing the music curriculum within the Liberal Arts department, staffing part-time faculty, and curricular development of, on average, eight courses per semester. In addition to courses in music, the successful candidate will teach in the department's introductory, topics-based writing course, First Year Seminar. Preference will be given to scholars who can teach in an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts department, including courses in music history, theory, or criticism that intersect with other, Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science disciplines. The successful candidate will contribute to the department and SAIC through ongoing engagement in scholarly and professional activities, other administrative duties and service, including curricular development, and departmental administration and school governance.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or a related discipline is required. Candidates must show evidence of substantial college/university teaching experience within their area of study as well as a record of robust and ongoing scholarship and/or performance history. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before November 1, 2018 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.
  • Complete the fields for: educational background; current position.
  • Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy including details on how your teaching has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, gender, and/or socio-economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field; statement of research and practice; published work/writing samples (combined maximum of 30 pages); and three letters of recommendation.
  • QUESTIONS Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult www.saic.edu for information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobsatsaic for open positions and application procedures.
  • Posting date: 08/22/2018
  • Closing date 11/01/2018

University of California, San Diego: Assistant Professor in Latin American Music (Deadline: 15 October 2018)Edit

  • Job #JPF01810: Arts and Humanities - MUSIC
  • Recruitment Period: Open date: July 16th, 2018
  • Next review date: October 15th, 2018, Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: November 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.
  • The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (full-time/ tenure-track) to begin July 1, 2019. We seek to hire a music scholar who navigates contemporary research issues and concerns across the Lathttps://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=music+history&sort=date&fromage=last&start=10&pp=AAoAAAFlXVL_CAAAAAFFVbvRAQARPmopPv3W-fVFWtM4-K-win American and/or Caribbean region, the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands, or with immigrant Latinx communities, who also has a strong background in Western art music history. A Ph.D. in an academic music field or related discipline is required. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate should have a strong grasp of contemporary musicological issues, a record of excellence in teaching at the university level, and a demonstrated potential for significant scholarship.
  • A concerted engagement with creative performance practices is also highly valued. She or he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the graduate program in Integrative Studies, including advising MA and PhD students, and to teach in the department’s undergraduate music history sequence, potentially re-envisioning its scope.
  • The successful candidate will complement and extend the strengths of the current faculty, and will feel at home in a department that nourishes musical creativity and innovation. She or he will be expected to perform appropriate departmental and university service, and an ability to foster connections to other departments, programs, and research centers across the campus is also highly desirable. The Department especially seeks candidates who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an example of scholarly writing, and a personal statement that outlines one’s teaching philosophy and past or potential contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu). Documentation of teaching excellence is also strongly encouraged.
  • All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01810.
  • If you have questions, please contact Miguel Ramirez at maramirez@ucsd.edu.

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 17 December 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: F0209P
  • The University of Georgia (UGA) Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Institute for Women’s Studies invite applications and nominations for the position of assistant professor of women’s studies and musicology or ethnomusicology. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. This is a joint appointment between the two disciplines on campus; the tenure home will be in Music. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.
  • Position Summary: This position is a joint appointment with the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Institute for Women’s Studies. It has teaching and research/creative responsibilities in the fields of musicology or ethnomusicology and Women’s Studies. The person in this position would also be expected to participate in activities related to Music, Women’s Studies, and/or UGA, including but not limited to committees, student advising,recruiting and assessments.
  • Additional Requirements: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in musicology or ethnomusicology. ABD applicants with a terminal degree transcript on file no later than nine months from the appointment date may be considered. At least one academic year of college-level teaching experience in one of these fields.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Evidence of training, expertise, and commitment to women and gender studies.
  • Musicology applicants whose scholarly expertise broadens the current research profile of the musicology faculty, and ethnomusicology candidates with a background in the musics of Asia or Latin America are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty.
  • Interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to other academic units and to academic or performance-based areas of the school.
  • A desire to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program located in a city known for its music and arts culture.
  • Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2018. Apply online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/34100 providing a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications detailed in the posting; C.V.; the names and contact information for at least three references; and an unofficial transcript. Letters of reference, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and transcripts will be requested from a smaller pool of applicants at a later date. Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Edith Hollander, somadmin@uga.edu; questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. David Haas, davhaas@uga.edu, phone 706-542-3737, fax: 706-542-2773.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 02 November 2018)Edit

  • Description: The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an excellent scholar with teaching and research interests that complement the specializations of the current Musicology faculty in geographical and historical terms. The successful candidate will work in a program that combines the perspectives of music historians and ethnomusicologists, and will join colleagues who place high value on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Read about "Our Commitment" at the School of Music website: https://music.illinois.edu/our-commitment.
  • Duties: Build a record of professional excellence through innovative scholarship and publication; contribute to the teaching of a diverse curriculum for majors and non-majors, including topical, genre, and period courses in the area of specialization for undergraduate and graduate majors, and graduate seminars targeting specialized topics and contemporary issues in musicology; mentor and advise Ph.D. and D.M.A students; and undertake service obligations as assigned.
  • Rank and Salary: The position is a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty appointment with a proposed start date of 16 August 2019. Salary is competitive.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by August 15, 2019. Evidence of scholarly excellence and a strong commitment to teaching required. College-level teaching experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas: music histories between ca. 1450 and ca.1750; music of Asia, Africa, and/or Spanish America; and global perspectives in music. An ability to take on a wide range of curricular assignments and evidence of creative approaches to pedagogy will be advantageous, as will an ability to interface with cross-campus research initiatives.
  • Application: To submit an online application and obtain more information about this position, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three current references. Please do not send additional material until requested. All required information must be included with your completed online application by November 2, 2018 in order to receive full consideration. For further information, you may contact Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, at moton@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3084.
  • 10/24 FYI this is one of those applications that prompt your references to upload a letter, but only *after* you submit the entire application.  

University of Oregon: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Popular Music) (Deadline: 26 November 2018)Edit

  • The School of Music and Dance is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Musicology position to begin September 16, 2019.
  • Primary responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in popular music studies while maintaining an active program of appropriate research and publication. Must be able to teach an undergraduate survey class on hip-hop, but additional graduate and/or undergraduate course offerings may include (but are not limited to): history of popular music studies, African American and/or Native American musical genres, protest music, and twentieth-century survey. Research topics should complement those of our current faculty and may involve issues of decoloniality, gender and sexuality, analysis of the music industry, and applied ethnomusicology. In addition, candidates will advise graduate and undergraduate research projects including theses and dissertations. Additional duties dependent upon qualifications and interests of the applicant, and the needs of the school. Serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate in ethnomusicology or musicology by time of appointment.
  • Potential for significant scholarly contributions is expected.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level is essential.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.
  • Application Deadline: November 26 2018; position open until filled.
  • Required Application Materials: Apply online by uploading:
  • CV or résumé
  • Letter of application describing your background, professional/teaching interests, and qualifications for the position including the equity and inclusion statement.
  • The names and contact information (addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three professional references; indicate your professional and/or academic relationship to each
  • A PDF with a sample of scholarly writing
  • A PDF with three statements: (1) Your academic accomplishments and future plans, (2) your teaching experience and approach, and (3) your personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and, students from diverse backgrounds. (see equity and inclusion statement below).
  • 10/30 Although the teaching duties indicate that this position is most likely to be filled by an ethnomusicologist, I'm putting it in the "ethnomusicology and/or musicology" section because it states that candidates can have a doctorate in either area.

University of Saskatchewan: Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 30 November 2018)Edit

  • Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a fulltime tenure-track position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor with the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate-and graduate-level courses in musicology; maintain an active research profile; apply for external research funding; supervise graduate students; and undertake administrative activities commensurate with rank. In keeping with a significant University of Saskatchewan commitment, the Department welcomes candidates who will demonstrate leadership with respect to Indigenization, curricular renewal, and novel forms of community and outreach engagement.
  • Qualifications: A doctorate in musicology (or related field, such as ethnomusicology) at the time of appointment is required. We are seeking candidates who: (i) have demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship at the university level; (ii) within the breadth of the field of musicology, have an established or an emerging research profile; (iii) will commit to embedding Indigenous learning outcomes into a combination of new and revised music courses; and (iv) will participate in advancing the department’s engagement in interdisciplinary collaboration and community-inspired projects.
  • Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Professor: $139,925 to $152,877. This position is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level.
  • This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
  • Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and other supporting documents (such as scholarly writing samples (publications preferred); statements of (a) research, and (b) teaching philosophies). Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. All materials are to be submitted to:
Dr Gregory Marion
Head, Department of Music
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
(306) 966-8355
gregory.marion@usask.ca
  • Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor, Musicology (World Music) (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Musicology with a specialty in World Music. The appointment is Tenure-Track and at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins August 2019.
  • The ideal candidate for this position is a researcher and teacher of outstanding ability who is willing to contribute fully to the artistic and intellectual life of the Thornton School, to participate in Thornton’s revision of its undergraduate and graduate curricula, and to engage dynamically in the training of all our music students. Prior experience in performing, conducting, or composing is particularly desirable.
  • Duties: Principal duties will include: 1) teaching a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in World Music, especially those focusing on musics of the Los Angeles-area; 2) advising PhD students in musicology and DMA students pursuing an academic field in World Music; 3) maintaining an active research profile through peer-reviewed publications, and 4) serving the department and university in faculty meetings, School of Music committees, and university committees.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a completed (prior to June 2019) PhD in ethnomusicology, or musicology, provided the dissertation demonstrates mastery of a non-Western musical practice. Successful applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated record of experience and accomplishment working in a highly diverse environment and of promoting equity and inclusion in the work that they do and in their approach to the profession. They must have demonstrated success in teaching at the college level, and must possess a promising record of publication. Successful candidates must also be prepared to teach classes on multiple areas of music including, but not restricted to, World Music. Conversancy with Western art music, jazz, and various forms of popular music is highly desirable.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018.
  • Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Do not send other materials unless requested. Materials will not be returned.

University of Toronto Scarborough: Assistant Professor - Music and Society (Deadline: 20 December 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Music and Society. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.
  • Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in music or another area relevant to music and society by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • We seek candidates with a focus on music and society, specializing in one of the following areas (listed alphabetically): applied ethnomusicology, health humanities, music and cultural theory, participatory world music ensembles (e.g., gamelan, samba, steel pan, West African drumming), and/or popular musics.
  • We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental and Music and Culture program strengths. The successful candidate should also have the demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary department, where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes that embody the indivisibility of theory and practice, and that serve the musical and intellectual needs and interests of UTSC’s diverse student body. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.
  • Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to MusicAssistantSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact MusicAssistantSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
  • All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 20, 2018.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology/Musicology (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 15 October 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0604735
  • Major Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in the music history sequence and ethnomusicology/world music; Design, develop, and teach topic-based graduate level courses in ethnomusicology and/or musicology; Participate on graduate thesis committees; Collaborate with other faculty in major areas of experience; Engage in service to the School, College, and University; Actively recruit for the MA Music degree; Actively recruit for the BA Music degree; Other teaching and non-teaching assignments determined by departmental needs and applicant qualifications.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or DMA in musicology or ethnomusicology or ABD with expected doctorate by August 2019 from an accredited institution
  • Record of successful teaching in music history and/or ethnomusicology at the college/university level
  • Demonstrated record of professional activity and research
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Desired Qualifications: Skills, experience, or knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
  • Research and/or teaching experience in ethnomusicology
  • Research and/or teaching experience in popular music studies, black studies, music of the African diaspora
  • Research and/or teaching experience that intersects with one or more of the following: disability, race, class, gender, or sexuality studies
  • Research and/or teaching experience in contemporary music
  • Graduate level teaching experience
  • Required Applicant Documents
  • Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please send 3 current letters of recommendation electronically (Interfolio preferred) to: music@wmich.edu OR by mail to:
Bradley Wong, Director
Attn: Ethnomusicology Search
WMU School of Music
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5434
  • External Posting Date: 10-15-2018
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Non-tenure-track Full-time Faculty Positions, Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology Edit

Amherst College: Valentine Visiting Professor (Open Rank) (Deadline: 15 December 2018)Edit

  • Open Date: Sep 10, 2018
  • Description: Valentine Visiting Professor (open rank). The Amherst College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time one-year appointment at the rank of visiting assistant, associate, or full professor that will begin on July 1, 2019. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color.
  • Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. In seeking a colleague who connects scholarship and/or creative work to innovative pedagogies in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment, we invite applications from specialists in fields that extend or complement the areas of expertise of our current faculty. We are especially interested in applications from those who can teach courses in ethnomusicology and/or sound studies. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and advanced courses in the individual’s field(s), courses in musicianship, theory, or other subjects required for the music major, 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/54570. We invite applicants to submit up to three examples of scholarly and/or creative work at https://apply.interfolio.com/54570 as well. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Cleveland State University: Visiting Faculty, India Studies Program (Spring 2019) (Deadline: 27 August 2018)Edit

  • The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University, invites applications for the position of Visiting Faculty for the College’s India Studies Program. Rank is open and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Duties: teach two courses in area of expertise; present a series of colloquia to faculty, staff, and students and to the community at large on India-related subjects; collaborate with other University faculty involved in India Studies research.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Must have earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in the fine or performing arts, art history, humanities (e.g. religious studies, ethnomusicology, film studies, and cultural studies) or in the social sciences ( e.g. communication, sociology, and political science), with concentration on India.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A distinguished record of scholarship or creative achievement; successful post-secondary (undergraduate) teaching; previous experience working within a cross-cultural learning environment; and scholarship in ethnomusicology and/or South Indian music and culture. Additionally, the preferred candidate should possess the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the CSU academic community.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is a temporary one-semester appointment and is not eligible for tenure. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the State.
  • This one-semester appointment is for Spring semester 2019, with a starting date of January 07, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must upload the following for full consideration:
  • 1) Contact information of 3 references (to be submitted in Reference section of application)
  • 2) CV
  • 3) Letter of Interest (upload under “Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section for Required Documents)
  • Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/9398. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.
  • Posted Date: 07/27/2018
  • Review Begins: 08/27/2018
  • Tentative Start Date: 01/07/2019

College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor of Music/Ethnomusicology (Spring 2019) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 August 2018)Edit

  • Position Number: F0983W
  • The Department of Music at William & Mary invites applications for a one semester (Spring 2019), non-tenure-track Visiting Instructor of Ethnomusicology position that will begin January 10, 2019. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and teaching responsibilities will include one course that is an introduction to ethnomusicology, "Worlds of Music", two 2-credit sections of "Introduction to Tonal Theory," and one additional topic-course to be determined based on the individual's research interests and the needs of the Department.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree or M.M in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, or Music Performance is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D., D.M.A., (or ABD) in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, or Music Performance is preferred at the time appointment begins January 10, 2019
  • Candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information to our online system at http://jobs.wm.edu.
  • 11/7 Invited for video conference interview.

Texas Christian University: TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: 20 December 2018)Edit

  • With a strong commitment to scholarly work and achievement, Texas Christian University (TCU) is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship committed to our strong teacher-scholar model. This program offers a postdoctoral fellowship of up to two years to stellar scholars who are committed to research, teaching, and service. The program is designed to promote diversity in the academy. This term the fellowship is seeking individuals with research/creative activity and pedagogical experience in one or more of the following areas: Music Composition, Music Theory, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. higher education system are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection committee will consider all factors that enhance a candidate's ability to contribute to diversity in the academy, including varied socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research and/or creative activity, teaching goals emphasizing diversity and first-generation college graduates. Candidates meeting these criteria should highlight these experiences in the diversity statement. Fellowship applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-sponsored VISA. Earned a PhD, DMA, or equivalent from an accredited institution within the past five years and no later than July 1, 2019. Have experience in and a demonstrated commitment to research/creative activity and teaching.
  • Award: Starting salaries begin at approximately $50,000, depending on the field of study and level of experience, plus a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only one additional year upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2019.
  • Expectations: The TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow is expected: 1) to teach a minimum of one class during each semester of the fellowship. Additional duties, which might include tutoring or other types of instructional support, will be assigned in a manner befitting the fellow's area(s) of expertise; 2) to focus on research/creative activity; 3) to meet regularly with assigned faculty mentors; 4) to participate in professional development opportunities; and 5) to connect and collaborate across the college and institution when deemed appropriate.
  • Application process: A one-page document with name, mailing address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and the title of the research and/or creative activity project, including a 250-word abstract of proposed research project. A cover letter describing applicant's interest in doing postdoctoral work specifically at TCU and relevant personal and professional background and interests. A curriculum vitae. A research and/or creative activity proposal describing the research and/or creative activity that the applicant would like to pursue during the fellowship (five-page limit, double-spaced). A statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU's commitment to fostering an inclusive community (1-3 pages). Three letters of recommendation. Letters should reflect the candidate's ability to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Any accommodations required.
  • All application materials should be submitted by December 20, 2018.
  • Submitting Details: Applications should include all application materials. The three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu and include the applicant's name in the subject line. Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Uploading instructions are available at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_faculty. Application review will begin in February 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

UK / Ireland Faculty Positions Edit

Christ's College, University of Cambridge: Junior Research Fellowship - Stipendiary (Deadline: 25 October 2018)Edit

  • Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a four-year stipendiary Fellowship for a researcher in a specified area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from not later than 1 October 2019 and non-renewable.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career and, in this case, is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, English, History and Philosophy of Science, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theology.
  • A Junior Research Fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2018. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • The annual stipend of a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,285 (with a PhD) or £19,850 (without a PhD) provided that the Fellow is not paid from elsewhere (other than remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week). Fellows living out of College receive a non-pensionable living-out allowance of £4,405 (with a PhD) or £2,016 (without a PhD).
  • In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that a Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges or a Fellow. Privileges include seven free meals per week, the possibility of financial support for expenses associated with their research, use of a study room or possibly single accommodation in College.
  • Applications must be submitted on-line via the Christ’s College website at www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf by 12:00 noon on Thursday 25th October 2018. Reports from two referees must also be received by the same deadline for the application to be eligible. Interviews are expected to be on or around Thursday 10th January 2019 and further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.
  • A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

Durham University: Lecturer in Music Psychology and Musicology (Deadline: 27 August 2018)Edit

  • Job Specification: 015824
  • Company: Durham University
  • Department: Department Of Music
  • Position Type: Academic
  • Grade 7 (£32,548-£38,832)
  • Lecturer in Music Psychology and Musicology
  • This post is full-time and fixed term.
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to the position of Lecturer in Music Psychology and Musicology, tenable from 1 January 2019 to 30 September 2021.
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching in the field of music psychology and possibly contribute towards the teaching of musicology.
  • The Lecturer will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our curriculum (lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops) at UG and PG Level.
  • Closes midday on: 27-Aug-2018

King's College London: Lecturer in Musicology (begins Spring 2019) (Deadline: 16 November 2018)Edit

  • Lecturer in Musicology (Academic Education Pathway)
  • The Department of Music at King's College London is seeking to appoint an outstanding Lecturer on a fixed-term, one-year contract starting 1 January 2019. The successful applicants will have strengths in the area of 20th-century music, opera and voice, and 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 Lecturers 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.
  • This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 1 year
  • This is a full-time [sic]
  • The selection process will include a panel interview
  • To apply, please register with the King's College London application portal and complete your application online.
  • For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Martin Stokes (martin.stokes@kcl.ac.uk) Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1102*
  • Grade and Salary: £37,412 per annum inclusive of £3,223 London Weighting Allowance per annum
  • Job ID: 005967
  • Post Date: 25-Oct-2018
  • Close Date: 16-Nov-2018
  • 10/28 Rookie question: is this the sort of job that a scholar based outside the U.K. should even think of applying for? I'm guessing there's little chance of the institution choosing an overseas candidate, as the paperwork would be a major inconvenience for such a brief appointment...?
  • 10/29 From the 2nd page of the Job Pack that you can download from the hiring page: "Applications are welcome from international candidates. However, this post does not meet Home Office requirements that would qualify it for a Certificate of Sponsorship and consequently the university would be unable to offer sponsorship for a visa under Tier 2 of the points based immigration system to anyone appointed to the post."

Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge: Stipendiary and Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowships (Deadline: 19 October 2018)Edit

  • The College Council wishes to make elections to two Research Fellowships, each tenable for three years and not renewable, to commence on 1st September 2019. One Fellowship is intended for researchers in the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and the Medical and Veterinary sciences) the other for those researching subjects studied in the School of Arts and Humanities (including Architecture, History of Art, Classics, Divinity, English, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music and Philosophy). These Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish a successful research profile. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, expecting to submit their PhD Degree (or equivalent) no later than June 2019, or a post-doctoral researcher with less than three years since completing their PhD Degree. Candidates should only apply if they have the right to work in the UK.
  • The starting stipend is £22,659 (at 1st August 2018 stipend level for point 29 on the University's single salary spine), with a single spine point increase each year. If the Fellow does not hold a PhD the stipend would be £19,202 per year (point 23). The stipend is pensionable in the USS Pension Scheme. The Fellow will be entitled to an office in College and to Fellows’ dining and other privileges. Single residential accommodation may be available, and would be subject to a service charge of £150 per month for 2018/19 (reviewed annually). For those choosing to live in private accommodation there is a non-pensionable annual living out allowance of £4,505 for 2018/19 (reviewed annually). Research Fellows may apply for research grants of up to £1,100 per year (rate for 2018/19) to cover research expenses, including books, and an entertainment allowance of up to £385 per year. Applications for non-stipendiary positions are welcomed from those with an alternative source of funding.
  • The holder of a Research Fellowship will be permitted to teach for up to four hours per week, with priority being given to teaching for the College. Additional payment will be made for this teaching at standard University supervision rates. Prior permission of the College Council is required for other paid work and all emoluments received must be disclosed to the Council. Council may reduce the stipend in the light of other income.
  • All applications, including references, must be made using the online application form on the College website. The closing date is 19th October 2018 for the receipt of the online application and 22nd October 2018 for two supporting references. The latter must also be submitted using the online form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both referees submit the form prior to the deadline. Candidates may be asked to submit written work to supplement their applications and short-listed applicants will be interviewed. Interviews will probably take place in early January 2019.
  • Enquiries should be directed to the Fellow Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, CB2 3HU (e-mail: research.fellowships@sid.cam.ac.uk).

University College Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 28 September 2018)Edit

  • Post Duration: Permanent
  • Grade: Lecturer/Assistant Professor (below the bar)
  • Competition Ref. N⁰ 010764
  • Position Summary: The School of Music seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology. The lecturer will teach in the BA and BMus programmes in Music, the BA Humanities pathway Music, Film & Drama, and in the MMus in Musicology (with strands in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology). The lecturer will also supervise and mentor MMus, MLitt 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 School seeks an innovative scholar with a proven investment in interdisciplinary topics and approaches within the field of musicology.
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor (below the bar) Salary Scale: €33,148 - €58,178 per annum. Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules
  • Supervise and mentor BA, BA Humanities, BMus, MA and PhD students
  • Undertake administrative duties as required by Head of School
  • Participate in the scholarly activities of the School of Music
  • Publish high-profile research
  • Further the development of 20th century music studies in the School and University
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head of School or nominee.
  • Mandatory:
  • PhD in Musicology
  • Active publication and research profile and capacity to complement and enhance current school research themes
  • Relevant teaching experience and broad knowledge of theories, contexts, and practices of 20th century music
  • Ability to complement existing teaching areas in the School of Music
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake academic administrative work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School and the wider academic community
  • A proven commitment to high-quality teaching at undergraduate (and possibly graduate) level
  • Desirable:
  • Ability to attract research funding
  • Experience of BA/BMus, MA, or PhD supervision
  • Training in performance and/or composition
  • Ability to contribute to transdisciplinary pathways in the College of Arts and Humanities, particularly the pathway in Music, Film & Drama.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary engagement
  • An ability to teach courses outside areas of specialist research interest
  • Informal Enquiries ONLY to: Name: Dr Ciarán Crilly, Title: Head of Music, Assistant Professor in Music, Email address: ciaran.crilly@ucd.ie, Telephone: +353-1-716-8263
  • 11/1 rejection received (x2)

University of Aberdeen: Lecturer in Music (Deadline: 25 October 2018)Edit

  • The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Music. We welcome applications from high quality candidates of outstanding promise and/or with established reputations as musicologists. The successful candidate will contribute work of outstanding international distinction to the research profile of the Department of Music. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to, and some experience of, teaching at undergraduate level.
  • Ref No: LAN082A
  • The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in an area of Music relevant to the requirements of the Department. A specialism in Classical and Romantic music would be desirable and an interest in a secondary area (such as popular music, ethnomusicology, aesthetics, music and gender etc.) is preferable. S/he will teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Music, including introductory courses and research-informed specialist options; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Head of Music and the Head of the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.
  • You will have a PhD in an area of Music relevant to the requirements of the post. Preference may be given to those with a specialism in Classical and Romantic music and an interest in a secondary area (such as popular music, ethnomusicology, aesthetics, music and gender etc.) is preferable. You will have a record of excellent research and publication appropriate to your career stage, a clear plan of research activity for the coming years, including plans for obtaining external research funding and research impact, and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have native or near-native competency in English language, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and be able to engage with students and promote student learning in a range of ways. Your covering letter should set out how you would envision making a contribution to the Department of Music at the University of Aberdeen.
  • Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7salary scale (£40,792-£48,676 and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
  • Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.
  • Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.
  • Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Dr Phillip A. Cooke, Head of Music, 01224 274599, p.cooke@abdn.ac.uk
  • Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooke
  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25 October 2018.
  • Rejection Received 11/2/18 (x2)

Faculty positions outside the US / Canada / UK / Ireland Edit

Aarhus University: Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 30 August 2018)Edit

  • Professor in Musicology 980855
  • The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the position of professor of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The appointment is tenured and begins on 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture.
  • The position: The professorship comprises research, teaching and supervision within the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to developing the profile of the department’s research and degree programmes and to strengthening them nationally and internationally. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and provide leadership in relation to tasks and responsibilities within Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
  • Research: The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the research programme in musicology. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies, and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, as well as external research funding.
  • Applicants must therefore be able to document original academic production at the highest international level, as well as significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within the field. Applicants are furthermore asked to state how they see themselves and the department contributing to future developments within the field and to document a solid record of accomplishment in research leadership as well as in international research funding and international research cooperation.
  • Teaching: The successful applicant is expected to take part in and be committed to the department’s teaching activities, to participate in thematic and didactic development of the degree programmes and courses, and to teach and supervise students at all levels. In this connection, documented experience of the development and administration of degree programmes and a specification of teaching competencies within musicology is required.
  • Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to recruit and supervise PhD students, and must have experience of including and encouraging talented students.
  • Knowledge exchange: Applicants are expected to contribute to knowledge exchange as outlined in the strategy of the Faculty of Arts, for instance via research collaboration with external partners, public-sector institutions or private organisations. Applicants must be able to document previous experience of research communication and knowledge exchange.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to musicology. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:
  • a record of international academic, peer-reviewed research publications at the highest international level which have contributed to developments within the field, preferably but not exclusively in one or more of the following research areas:
music aesthetics and aesthetic theory, for example the relation of aesthetic theory to issues of music analysis, historical musicology, musical mediation and music philosophy
music performance and music as a performative phenomenon, for example the relation of performance and performativity to issues of musical liveness, mediation or mediatisation, the music industry and event culture, music theatre and opera, music analysis and historiography
music didactics and pedagogy, for example the relation of music education to issues of learning, creativity and technology, socio-cultural differences and institutional contexts in musical life, issues of studying and improving on pedagogical practices, methodologically and theoretically
gender, race and sexuality, for example the relation of music and musicology to gender studies, studies of race and queer theory along with issues of gender, race and sexuality in musical life, historically and at present
music anthropology, for example developments of ethnomusicology or music anthropology in terms of theory and method in the study of changes in musical life, musico-cultural transformations or social processes; or studies relating music anthropology to other disciplinary subfields, such as music history, analysis, sociology, performance and production
  • a successful record of accomplishment in research management and in attracting external research funding within the field;
  • active participation in international research collaboration and academic networks;
  • teaching, teaching development and supervision at all levels;
  • the development and administration of degree programmes;
  • talent development, supervision of research projects and development of research programmes, for instance in the form of PhD courses;
  • significant accomplishments within knowledge exchange.
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be required to acquire sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the appointment in order to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture.
  • Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis, which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal of establishing one of the best research environments in the Nordic countries.
  • Further information: For further information about the position, please contact head of department Thomas Rosendal, on +45 8716 3025 or afdelingsleder.dramus@cc.au.dk
  • For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, hsi@au.dk
  • The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
  • If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.
  • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
  • Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/Proces_for_shortlisting_december_2017.pdf
  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by: 30/08/2018
  • Rejection Received 10/05/18

Linnaeus University: Lecturer in Musicology (Deadline: 18 November 2018)Edit

  • Reference number: 2018/557-2.2.1
  • Field of study for the position: Musicology
  • Placement location: Växjö
  • Scope of the position: Full time
  • Period of employment: 08-15-2019 and until further notice
  • Job Description: The work includes teaching, administration and research as described below. Education planning, teaching and supervision in the field of popular music, but also to some extent in other areas within the field of musicology. Teaching within the department's different and varied programmes, e.g., the Cultural Leadership programme, the Music Production programme, and the Subject Teacher education programme in Music Course. Development in collaboration with the department's other two main areas, Music and Music Education. Course responsibility, course administration, course development and examination at the undergraduate and graduate level. The development of distance-based education. Other general administrative tasks may occur.
  • Eligible candidates for the position of lecturer in Musicology must have
  • A Ph.D. degree in Musicology.
  • Proven scientific skills relevant to the subject matter of the position and the duties that the position involves.
  • Proven pedagogical skills relevant to the subject matter of the position and the duties that the position involves.
  • Undergone a university-level pedagogical education or have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other manner.
  • In accordance with Linnaeus University's appointment procedure, pedagogical proficiency is considered to include the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination.
  • Other favourably viewed qualifications include
  • Documented experience with teaching and education planning at the college/university level, and good references to this effect. Teaching experience in various areas within the field of musicology (especially in the area of popular music) is an advantage.
  • Documented experience with leading and working in teaching teams and student groups in which teamwork and flexibility are of great importance, and good references acknowledging aptitude in this area.
  • Experience with distance-based education.
  • Have current experience in the work area to which the job description refers.
  • The closing date is on November 18.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: W3-Professorship for Music and Media (Deadline: 05 September 2018)Edit

  • The Institute of Music, Media and Communication Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy II of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg invites applications for the position of a tenured
  • W3-Professorship for Music and Media
  • The holder of this interdisciplinary professorship is expected to represent areas of systematic musicology as well as of the dramaturgy and aesthetics of the use of music in auditory media cultures. The professorship is placed at the intersection between music and media studies and is meant to interconnect the two fields.
  • Within the study programs of musicology, the successful candidate is expected to teach the fundamentals and research topics of systematic musicology (e.g. music reception, music psychology, acoustics) and to further their development. Within the media studies programs, the focus in research and teaching is on the aesthetics of production and reception of music in the media as well as on sound studies.
  • The professor is expected to further the synergetic networking within the Institute of Music, Media and Communication Studies and to contribute significantly to the development of new study programs in the fields of music and media. Relevant academic qualifications and teaching experience in both fields are therefore required. The candidate should also have experience in acquiring third-party funding.
  • In addition, the post holder’s duties will include the requirements specified in section 34 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Applicants must meet the conditions of employment specified in section 35 of the above Act. Applicants must hold a relevant post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent academic qualifications and provide proof of academic teaching experience in systematic musicology and auditory media cultures.
  • Please send your complete application (including curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and certificates, description of academic career, lists of publications and previous teaching experience) in printed and digital form (as a PDF file) within 6 weeks of publication of this advertisement to the following address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät II, Prof. Dr. Georg Maas, 06099 Halle (Saale)
  • E-Mail: dekan@philfak2.uni-halle.de
  • In case of further questions, please contact Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy II, Prof. Dr. Georg Maas.

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer in Music (Musicology) (Deadline: 31 January 2019)Edit

  • Job no: 0046910
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Southbank
  • Division/Faculty: Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • Department/School: School of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation
  • The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music invites applications for a full-time continuing appointment in music (Musicology) at the rank of Lecturer. We seek a creative and collegial scholar-teacher with an established reputation in the scholarship of one historical period, as well as expertise in a secondary area. The appointee will be an enthusiastic musician capable of developing innovative curricula and articulating a vision for the discipline in the 21st century, as well as maintaining an active research profile and attracting high-quality students at honours, masters, and PhD level.
  • You will have a PhD qualification in musicology, expertise in a secondary area, strong academic publication record in the relevant areas of specialisation, research strengths that provide evidence for the potential to attract research grants and supervision capacity in the field of musicology and demonstrated experience teaching at a University level.
  • Expected date of appointment is July 2019, or as negotiated.

Université catholique de Louvain: Academic position in Digital Humanities (Deadline: 15 December 2018)Edit

  • Vacancy Reference : 22364 / FIAL 081 / 2019 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
  • The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Digital Humanities - Altissia Chair, three years contract
  • The objective of this chair is to provide an analysis of the changes occurring in languages, arts, cultures and thought in relation to digital technology and artificial intelligence, but also to inspire and stimulate teaching in this field at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and to innovate by bringing together the main research actors in the field and suggesting new applications in the relevant subject matters.
  • Specific qualifications
  • Hold a Master's and/or PhD degree in one of the subjects taught at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters: philosophy, ethics, archaeology, history of art, musicology, history, modern, ancient or oriental languages and literatures, linguistics, translation and interpreting, performing arts. Training in more than one of these subjects is an additional asset.
  • Hold a Master's and/or PhD degree in a digital field: computer science, information science and technology, engineering, etc. The lack of training in a digital field can be compensated by significant professional experience. In this case, the applicant must include in his or her cover letter an explanation of their background and achievements in order to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the digital field. The expected level of technical skills is high (ability to design or program digital environments).
  • Application deadline: Thursday 15 December 2018 at noon
  • Starting date: 1st September, 2019
  • Further information: Prof. Cédrick Fairon, Dean FIAL – doyen-fial@uclouvain.be; Prof. Michel Liégeois, Coordinator of the Research Institutes of the Humanities Sector - michel.liegeois@uclouvain.be

Université catholique de Louvain: Academic position in Organology (part-time) (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • Vacancy Reference : 20676 / FIAL 080P / 2019 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
  • The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured part time position in organology
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach in the field of musicology, especially in the field of organology.
  • Research: We seek talented individuals who will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program in musicology.
  • Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00 am
  • Starting date: 1st September, 2019
  • Further information: Prof. Cédrick Fairon, Dean FIAL – doyen-fial@uclouvain.be, Prof. Marco Cavalieri, President INCA – president-inca@uclouvain.be
  • Tasks : the applicant will: be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education; supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses; be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes; contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence; be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities; contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.
  • Qualifications : the applicant must have: a PhD degree in musicology or any related discipline; a significant scientific record with international publications; either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCLouvain; experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments; the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching; creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity; the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team; have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages ​​is an additional asset.
  • Offer: The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: http://jobs.uclouvain.be/.

University of Bayreuth: Research Associate at the Research Institute for Music Theater (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit

  • Am Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater der Universität Bayreuth ist zum 01.04.2019 eine halbe Stelle als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit Vergütung nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L 50 % befristet zu besetzen.
  • Vergeben wird eine Qualifikationsstelle, die ein Lehrdeputat von 2,5 SWS in den Studiengängen B.A. Theater und Medien, B.A. Musiktheaterwissenschaft und M.A. Musik und Performance umfasst.
  • Vorausgesetzt wird ein abgeschlossenes Studium der Musik- oder Theaterwissenschaft. Von der Stelleninhaberin/vom Stelleninhaber wird erwartet, dass er/sie eine Weiterqualifikation am Forschungsinstitut und im Rahmen eines unserer Programme anstrebt (Promotion/ Habilitation). Bewerbungen von Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, die ein Forschungsprojekt im Bereich Musiktheater und Repertoire oder Musiktheater und Dramaturgie (einschließlich Programmhefte) planen, sind besonders aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Erfahrungen im Bereich der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit sind besonders willkommen.
  • Die Stelle ist nach dem Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz befristet und dient der Förderung einer wissenschaftlichen Qualifizierung. Die Dauer des Beschäftigungsverhältnisses richtet sich dabei nach den gesetzlichen und persönlichen Voraussetzungen. Im Übrigen gelten die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen nach dem Bayerischen Hochschulpersonalgesetz.
  • Menschen mit einer Schwerbehinderung werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt. Die Universität Bayreuth strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils der Frauen am Personal an und bittet deshalb Frauen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung.
  • Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung sowie eine Skizze zu Ihrem Forschungsvorhaben als Papierausdruck und in digitalisierter Form (in einem Dokument) bis zum 15.01.2019 an fimt.thurnau@uni-bayreuth.de sowie an das:
Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater der Universität Bayreuth
Prof. Dr. Anno Mungen
Schloss Thurnau
95349 Thurnau

University of Cologne: Professorship in Musicology with a focus on Media (Deadline: 31 October 2018)Edit

  • In the Department of Art and Music at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Cologne, a professorship (W1 with tenure track after W2) for musicology with a focus on media is now available.
  • This call for proposals is part of the Bund-Länder-Program for the Promotion of Young Scientists (WISNA). It is aimed at scientists in an early career phase. In the third year after taking up employment, an interim evaluation is envisaged, on the basis of which a further extension of three years will be decided. At the latest in the sixth year after taking up employment, a final evaluation is envisaged, on the basis of which a decision is made on the continuation of a W2 professorship. Both evaluations are carried out according to the quality assurance order in the Tenure Track procedure of the University of Cologne. In the W1 professorship, the teaching load includes four semester hours per week in the first qualification phase. At the W2 professorship, a teaching load of nine semester hours per week is planned.
  • The prerequisite for a successful application is a research focus in musicological media research. The tasks of the professorship include teaching in the field of musicology in the courses of study (Lehramt Musik, Musikvermittlung and Intermedia) at the Institute of Music Education. The readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation and cooperation in academic self-government is expected.
  • The entry requirements of § 36 of the Higher Education Act NRW apply.
  • Please apply by 31 October 2018 for the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of references and courses, results of teaching evaluation (if available), certificates of academic examinations and appointments) as well as three documents relevant to the call for applications via the Appointment Portal of the University of Cologne https://berufungen.uni-koeln.de

University of Jyväskylä: Associate Professor (tenure track), Music Science (Spring 2019) (Deadline: 31 October 2018)Edit

  • Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies is currently seeking to recruit an Associate Professor (tenure track), Musicology starting January 1st 2019 for a fixed-term period of five years.
  • The Associate Professor will conduct high-quality research and deliver high-quality publications, launch and lead research projects, acquire external research funding, operate actively in national and international networks and teach and supervise at master’s and doctoral level.
  • The application procedure provides more detailed information on the duties, qualification requirements and attachments, see: https://www.jyu.fi/en/workwithus/appointment-procedure
  • The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this apply.
  • The appointment is for a fixed period of five years, see tenure track path.An especially distinguished and unquestionably qualified person may exceptionally be appointed directly to the position of professor presuming there is no candidate available who is more competent and suitable candidate for the position. The purpose of the fixed-term is, that the Associate Professor gathers enough merits for full Professor position. When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term associate professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for a professorship filled through an invitation procedure. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract. The evaluation procedure follows the same practices used in the expert evaluation procedure for filling a professorship.
  • For more information, please contact Professor Heikki Hanka, e-mail: Heikki.hanka@jyu.fi,tel. +358 400 247 417 or Professor Petri Toiviainen, e-mail: petri.toiviainen@jyu.fi tel. +358 50 354 1753.
  • Please submit your application at the latest on October 31st 2018 using the online application form.

University of Siegen: University Professorship for Historical Musicology (Deadline: 10 October 2018)Edit

  • In der Fakultät II (Bildung • Architektur • Künste) ist im Fach Musik zum 1. Oktober 2019 eine Universitätsprofessur (Bes.-Gr. W 3 LBesG NRW) für „Historische Musikwissenschaft“ zu besetzen.
  • Die zukünftige Stelleninhaberin/der zukünftige Stelleninhaber soll die Historische Musikwissenschaft in ihrer ganzen Breite und methodischen Vielfalt vertreten. Erwünscht ist ein Arbeitsschwerpunkt im Bereich der Musik des 20./21. Jahrhunderts mit einem klaren kompositionsgeschichtlichen, kulturgeschichtlichen, mediengeschichtlichen oder sozialgeschichtlichen Profil. Ein aktiver Beitrag der Stelleninhaberin/des Stelleninhabers zu institutsübergreifenden und transdisziplinären Forschungsaktivitäten der Fakultät II wird erwartet.
  • Die Lehre wird überwiegend in den Lehramtsstudiengängen des Fachs Musik (Grund-, Haupt-, Real-, Sekundar- und Gesamtschule, Berufskolleg, Gymnasium, Großfach Gymnasium) erbracht sowie in anderen Studiengängen unter Beteiligung der Fakultät.
  • Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind neben den allgemeinen dienstrechtlichen Voraussetzungen ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, pädagogische Eignung, die besondere Befähigung zu wissenschaftlicher Arbeit, die in der Regel durch die Qualität einer Promotion nachgewiesen wird, sowie zusätzliche wissenschaftliche Leistungen, die ausschließlich und umfassend im Berufungsverfahren bewertet werden. Die zusätzlichen wissenschaftlichen Leistungen werden im Rahmen einer Juniorprofessur, einer Habilitation oder einer Tätigkeit als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an einer Hochschule oder außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtung oder im Rahmen einer sonstigen wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit erbracht.
  • Erwartet werden eine einschlägige Promotion von überdurchschnittlicher Qualität, Erfahrungen in der Hochschulselbstverwaltung und in der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln sowie Lehrerfahrung und der Nachweis didaktischer Kompetenz. Erwünscht ist zudem die Präsenz in internationalen wissenschaftlichen Netzwerken.
  • Eine aktive Mitwirkung in den Selbstverwaltungsgremien der Universität wird erwartet.
  • Auskunft erteilt Prof. Martin Herchenröder (herchenroeder@musik.uni-siegen.de).
  • Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Publikationsliste, Liste bisheriger Lehrveranstaltungen, Lehrevaluationsergebnisse, Kopien der Urkunden/Zeugnisse) richten Sie bitte bis zum 10.10.2018 an den Dekan der Fakultät II, Universität Siegen, 57068 Siegen.
  • Gerne können Sie Ihre Bewerbung auch per E-Mail zusammengefasst in einer einzigen PDF an das dekanat@bak.uni-siegen. senden. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Gefährdungen der Vertraulichkeit und der unbefugte Zugriff Dritter bei einer Kommunikation per unverschlüsselter E-Mail nicht ausgeschlossen werden können.

Full-time Community College jobs (Music Appreciation/World Music)Edit

Central Piedmont Community College: Instructor, Music (Deadline: 01 October 2018)Edit

  • CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Instructor, Music (Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Job ID: req3182
  • Position Closing Date: October 1, 2018 or open until filled
  • The responsibilities of the position will include teaching major and non-major college level curriculum courses incorporating strategies necessary to a diverse student body. Courses include, but are not limited to, Music Appreciation and Music Ensembles. The position may include coordinating Applied Music and Music Appreciation classes, serving as faculty advisor; maintaining office hours; handling the administration of the department curriculum and scheduling of course sections; program maintenance and development which includes maintaining SACSCOC accreditation standards, developing articulation agreements with four-year institutions, and supporting the larger mission of the college.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Music or related field or Master’s degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in Music or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • 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
  • Experience directing Chorus, Early Music/Baroque ensembles, or Jazz ensembles.
  • Other styles of ensemble direction experience will be considered
  • Experience directing Show Choirs or Musical Theater
  • Experience teaching Theory and/or Ear-Training
  • Experience in coordination of Music Department concert/recital series and Applied Study
  • 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.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary for this position is $46,168 - $70,369.

Penn State Schuylkill: Assistant Teaching Professor Fine Arts (Deadline: 01 November 2018)Edit

  • Penn State Schuylkill invites applications for Assistant Teaching Professor Fine Arts (music or art) (or a rank commensurate with qualifications), multi-year appointment, 36 weeks to begin August 2019, or as negotiated.
  • Responsibilities: Teach four courses (12 credits) each semester. Courses will include general art or music classes depending on the candidate’s specialty. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree or doctorate in either music or art is required. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
  • Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Cory Scherer, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill. E-mail: crs15@psu.edu. Telephone: (570) 385-6100. *Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.
  • Closing Date: Application review begins November 1, 2018 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Wake Technical Community College: Instructor, Music (Deadline: 02 October 2018)Edit

  • Instructor 9M Music
  • Location: Southern Wake Campus
  • Job Type: Full-time, Annual
  • Job Number: 174RF19
  • Requirements: Master's degree in Music OR Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Music, One year of post-secondary teaching experience.
  • College transcripts must be uploaded with your application or submitted to the HR office prior to consideration for interview.
  • Preferences: Community College teaching experience, Teaching experience in Introduction to Jazz

Miscellaneous Jobs Edit

  • This section is for jobs that might be of interest to musicologists/ethnomusicologists, but don't fit in any of the above categories.

Albright College: Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Applied Commercial Music  (Deadline: 01 November 2018)Edit

  • Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Music with a focus on Applied Commercial Music and Commercial Arranging beginning August 2019.  A DMA or Ph.D. in Music is required prior to appointment along with evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level and successful experience in Commercial Ensemble activities (conducting, coaching, arranging, recruiting, etc.).
  • Responsibilities include: the creation and ongoing directorship of a Commercial Music Ensemble at Albright as well teaching such courses as: Commercial Music Theory; Commercial Arranging; Introduction to Music Business; History of Popular Music; and, History of Jazz. 
  • Application review will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Qualified applicants should apply via our website.

Albright College: Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities (Deadline: 01 November 2018)Edit

  • Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Music who will serve as the Director of Choral Activities beginning August 2019. Qualified applicants must have completed a DMA or PhD in Music prior to appointment along with evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level and successful experience in choral activities (conducting, coaching, arranging, recruiting, etc.).
  • Responsibilities include the directorship of two auditioned choirs — Concert Choir (SATB) and Women’s Choral (SSAA) and teaching courses in applied music/general education (theory, history, etc.).
  • Application review will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Qualified applicants should apply via our website.

Creighton University: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: 16 January 2019)Edit

  • Creighton University’s Fine & Performing Arts Departments seeks to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Music. This position is to develop the string program, conducting University Orchestra, teach Music History, and additional courses based upon the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. The Assistant Professor will teach a 3-3 course load beginning in August 2019. Candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission at http://www.creighton.edu.
  • To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter (including expression of interest specific to the University mission), current vitae, evidence of prior teaching effectiveness (if applicable), and other relevant supporting documents, through the following site: http://careers.creighton.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin January 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. In addition, please confirm application with email to Dr. Frederick Hanna, Search Committee Chair, at fhanna@creighton.edu
  • Qualifications: A Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university; 2-4 years prior teaching experience

Montreat College: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 05 September 2018)Edit

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Location: Montreat, North Carolina
  • Start Date: August, 2019
  • Summary: Montreat College seeks a broadly-trained music faculty member to teach music and to lead the college in elevating and promoting the fine arts (music, theatre, and art) on campus. For the right candidate, this position could also serve as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department.
  • The successful candidate will have interest and skill in building student participation in music, especially by non-majors. This is a full-time position.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of music courses, leading vocal ensembles, and organizing student performances at college events, cooperate in promoting fine arts activities in the life of the college. Additional responsibilities may include advising students, participating in faculty committees, and other duties for faculty members and department chairs as described in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidate will affirm and support the Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant of Montreat College. https://www.montreat.edu/about/mission/ The successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and the discipline in a compelling, thoughtful manner. Teaching excellence and a willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work are also expected.
  • Education/Experience: Doctorate in music or related field preferred; master’s degree required.
  • Application Requirements/How to Apply: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates are requested to send the following materials:
  • 1) Complete Application
  • 2) Letter of Application
  • 3) Curriculum Vitae
  • 4) Transcripts of Undergraduate and Graduate Work
  • 5) Statement of Faith
  • 6) Statement of Philosophy of Christian Higher Education
  • 7) List of Three References with Contact Information
  • Send materials by email to:
Dr. Gregory Kerr
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Music Faculty Search
Montreat College
Jclements14@montreat.edu

Ohio State University: The Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies (Open Rank) (Deadline: 26 November 2018)Edit

  • The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies. Candidates may be of any rank. *Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The chair appointee will be expected to teach courses on the history of modern Zionism and Israel and provide scholarly mentoring to students in the study of modern Israel. Duties will also include the development and communication of study abroad and internship opportunities for students related to Israel and the area of Israel Studies. The successful applicant will also serve as a community and university resource for Israel Studies.
  • Qualifications: Specialization is open and may include, but is not limited to, areas such as: History, Philosophy, Political Science, Music, English, Economics and Comparative Studies. The academic unit of appointment will be based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Qualified applicants should possess fluency in Hebrew, be knowledgeable about contemporary Israeli society and culture, and hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
  • Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12543 A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Lori Botnick Fireman at fireman.2@osu.edu.

Rider University: Assistant Professor in Popular Music Studies (Deadline: 02 January 2019)Edit

  • THE SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (SFPA) OF RIDER UNIVERSITY announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Popular Music Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2019 on the University’s Lawrenceville campus.
  • We are looking for promising scholars or practitioners with demonstrated teaching experience whose primary field is popular music theory and whose secondary area of interest complements the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • designing and delivering courses with the Popular Music Studies major, primarily in the areas of music theory, songwriting, etc.
  • teaching and/or supervising delivery of other courses in the major, such as history, composition, instrument/voice lessons, or performance ensembles
  • recruiting a diverse cohort of students through official University events as well as through communication with prospective students throughout the recruiting season
  • participating in departmental activities including representing the department on committees and working groups on campus
  • engaging in ongoing scholarly or creative work, which can include traditional academic publications or a portfolio of creative work
  • advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
  • Position Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (PhD or DMA) in music or a related field with a primary focus on popular music studies. ABD candidates who will complete their degree within one year of appointment will be considered.
  • Desired qualifications include:
  • Experience in the popular music industry as a scholar and/or practitioner
  • Significant experience with the broad spectrum of popular music
  • Performance experience in some genre of popular music
  • Familiarity with current research on race, class, and gender studies as these relate to popular music study and practice
  • Experience coaching students in popular music performance ensembles
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants must apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5440 and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement outlining their commitment to diversity, including evidence of their experience working with and teaching diverse students, contact information for three references, undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The completion of a satisfactory background check is required. Please reference Position No. 312534. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applicant materials will begin on January 2, 2019.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Assistant Professor, Music (Oboe/Music History) (Deadline: 02 January 2019)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music in Oboe/Music History. Responsibilities will include teaching applied oboe and undergraduate music history courses. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching music appreciation, music theory, and/or aural training, depending upon the candidate’s experience. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team-oriented departmental culture and to undertake other duties according to the needs of the department. Appointment will begin fall 2019.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • A doctorate in performance or music history.
  • Evidence of excellence in applied instruction and classroom teaching is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Other desirable secondary teaching areas include theory, aural training, music appreciation and/or chamber music.
  • Evidence of ability to be a successful performer, teacher/mentor, scholar, and congenial colleague is preferred, including demonstrated success in the ability to recruit and retain a successful oboe studio.
  • 1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed,
  • 2. Curriculum vitae,
  • 3. Copy of all academic transcripts,
  • 4. At least three professional references (including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address), and
  • 5. A document with hyperlinks to audio and/or video recordings of recent performances (20-30 minutes in length).
  • The posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019.
  • Please direct any inquiries to Scott Pool, Search Chair, scott.pool@tamucc.edu.

Texas A&M University at Galveston: Lecturer in Music (Spring 2019) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 10 September 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Lecturer in Music #4237
  • Agency: Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Department: Liberal Studies
  • Proposed Minimum Salary: $5,333.33 monthly
  • Required qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position include an earned Master’s degree in Music Education and experience teaching college level creative arts Music courses (Music Appreciation, History of Rock, History of Jazz).
  • This is predominantly a teaching position, so the successful candidate is expected to have an exceptionally strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and other interactions leading to overall student success. Applicants will be evaluated based on current credentials as well as potential for future development. The employee does not have a professional reason to be in a lab utilizing hazardous materials or equipment.
  • Applications should be submitted via the Workday system and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses).
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January, 02, 2019. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of Texas A&M University at Galveston’s academic community. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, contact the Department Head, Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz at 409-740-4463.

University of California, Los Angeles: Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies (Deadline: 01 December 2018)Edit

  • Job #JPF04084
  • HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - HASOM DEAN'S OFFICE
  • Recruitment Period: Open October 1st, 2018 through December 1st, 2018
  • The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks to appoint an accomplished senior faculty at the full professor level to be the inaugural holder of the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies and a key faculty in establishing the School’s new Global Jazz Studies major. Global Jazz Studies, an interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts program, is an extension of the former jazz studies concentration established by Burrell in 1996. The new program focuses on the study of jazz from a world perspective, recognizing the importance of learning traditional, contemporary, and global approaches to performance, composition, and scholarship, as well as the African American musical heritage of jazz. Responsibilities for the position include teaching undergraduate (and eventually graduate) students in one or more of the following areas: analyses of early and contemporary jazz styles; composition, arranging, and theory; and cross-cultural perspectives in jazz. Responsibilities may also include directing a student ensemble. Candidates are expected to have an exceptional background in scholarship, performance, composition, or other creative areas. Additionally, academic leadership and fundraising skills are essential for advancing the new program.
  • Candidates must be eligible for a split appointment in one of the School’s three cognate departments: Ethnomusicology, Music, or Musicology. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to furthering the values of diversity in our university community through exemplary teaching, research and service. Candidates with a doctorate or its professional equivalent in academic and creative experience are preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Document requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement - Sample Guidance for Candidates: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/
  • Statement answering the following: - a) What would you consider to be the most crucial points of focus for the new Global Jazz Studies Program? b) Discuss the role of culture, gender and race in the effort to balance tradition and innovation as well as performance and scholarship. c) What would you add to Global Jazz Studies to assure that the program remains relevant for the next decade, and beyond?
  • Scholarly Publications and/or Sample of Creative Works
  • Reference requirements: 5-7 required (contact information only)

University of California, Los Angeles: Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies (Deadline: 02 November 2018)Edit

  • Job #JPF03969
  • HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - MUSIC
  • Recruitment Period: Open August 16th, 2018 through November 2nd, 2018
  • The Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to invite applications for a senior-level, tenured, professorial position as inaugural holder of the Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies. In 2014, longtime UCLA arts philanthropist Elaine Krown Klein made a $2 million gift to establish this chair in music performance studies in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Department of Music to honor her late husband, Leo M. Klein. This permanent endowed chair — the first in the history of the Department of Music — will support a distinguished, senior-level professor with a demonstrated record of excellence as a scholar, musician, and teacher. The chair holder’s primary role will be to lead and teach in a distinctive MM/DMA graduate program centered on the performance of Western art music and built around a suite of core courses in bibliography, notation and performance, analysis, and historical performance practices.
  • We seek a scholar/performer for this position for two reasons: because we believe that the advanced training of performers greatly benefits from mentors who exemplify excellence in both fields; and because we aim to graduate students from our program who not only understand the value of both approaches, but who can bring both skill sets to their future careers. In addition to supporting the chairholder’s individual research, the Klein Chair is intended to support departmental and School of Music-wide* initiatives integrating performance and scholarship, such as festivals, recordings, theme-based programming, conferences, touring and multimedia collaborations.
  • The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music consists of three departments: Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology. Its founding principles strongly encourage interdepartmental student and faculty collaboration.
  • The successful candidate should possess a broad skill set encompassing as many of the following as possible:
  • an active publication record in the area of music performance studies
  • documented skills as a professional-level performer, such as recordings and/or professionally reviewed public performances
  • a distinguished record of teaching at the graduate level
  • experience in directing DMA dissertations and leading graduate seminars for performers
  • the ability to coach soloists and ensembles
  • a dynamic and collaborative approach to curriculum development
  • a commitment to mentoring graduate students in both academic and career matters
  • interest in helping to forge a collective vision for music performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to furthering the values of diversity in our university community through exemplary teaching, research and service.
  • Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred; master's degree required. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.
  • APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03969
  • Candidates should submit:
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest with special attention to the role of music performance studies in the training of today’s professional musicians and educators
  • a representative selection of publications in the area of performance studies (in PDF format)
  • links to live and/or recorded performances
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • EDI statement describing the applicant’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of professional achievement
  • names and contact information of five to six professional references. Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.
  • Application deadline: November 2, 2018

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Assistant or Associate Professor (Hawaiian Studies) (Deadline: 01 February 2019)Edit

  • Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiinuiakea School for Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Date Posted: October 31, 2018
  • Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins February 01, 2019
  • Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1. Phd, JD, or MFA from a college or university of recognized standing in a field of study closely related to, or focusing on, Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge including but not limited to Anthropology, Archealogy, Architecture, Arts, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Ethnobiology, Ethnobotany, Ethnomusicology, Geography, Health, History, Indigenous Politics, Law, Marine Biology, Natural Resource Management, Planning, Public Health, and or Theatre. ABDs may be considered.
  • 2. Demonstrated ability and expertise in teaching.
  • 3. Demonstrated ability to utilize educational technology in teaching (in person and/or online).
  • 4. Demonstrated scholarly achievement and research experience including publication in Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge.
  • 5. Considerable knowledge of ancestral, and historical topics in Hawai'i and the broader Moananuiakea.
  • 6. Proficiency in Hawaiian and English including the ability to translate and do research in Hawaiian.
  • 7. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
  • Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications
  • 1. All minimum qualifications in the Assistant Professor rank plus minimum of four years of full-time college/university teaching at the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent), with evidence of increasing professional maturity.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • 1. Demonstrate competence and experience teaching in higher education.
  • 2. Experience teaching courses in higher education in areas such as Hawaiian Studies, Kukulu Aupuni, Mo'olelo 'Oiwi, Halau o Laka, and Kumu Kahiki topics.
  • 3. Demonstrated research in Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge in the fields Kukulu Aupuni, Kumu Kahiki, Mo'olelo 'Oiwi, and/or Halau o Laka.
  • 4. Ability to teach and develop new courses in one of the following concentrations: Kukulu Aupuni, Kumu Kahiki, Mo'olelo 'Oiwi, and Halau o Laka.
  • 5. Ability to teach classes in Hawaiian, including the ability to translate and research in Hawaiian.
  • 6. Diverse experience in working with, and advocating for, the Hawaiian community on issues of history, land, culture and politics.
  • 7. Demonstrated ability to attract significant extramural funding and secure grants and contracts to build program base.
  • 8. Willingness to assume leadership role within the department such as serving on departmental and university committees.

University of Portland: Assistant Professor, Orchestra and Music History (Deadline: 15 October 2018)Edit

  • Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Orchestra and Music History
  • The Music Program at the University of Portland seeks a candidate to conduct the University Orchestra and teach Music History for its NASM-accredited program starting August 15, 2019.
  • This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, tuition remission benefits, retirement contributions (generally after 2 years of employment), and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)
  • Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018. This posting was posted on September 4, 2018 and will remain open until filled.
  • Primary responsibilities include directing the University Orchestra, teaching a university core course introducing fine arts, and teaching Music History courses for music majors.
  • Requirements: Doctorate degree, Teaching experience at the university level.
  • Qualified applicants should submit the following documents:
  • A cover letter that includes (1) an educational philosophy for a liberal arts music program and (2) addresses experience and/or interest in supporting the University of Portland's strategic goals to increase internationalization and diversity and inclusion. In your letter, please also include an online link to rehearsal and performance footage of you conducting an ensemble. (If you prefer to send physical media, please review the information at the end of the application instructions.)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3-5 references
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • If you prefer to send a physical copy of rehearsal and performance footage of you conducting an ensemble, please mail to:
Dr. Patrick Murphy
PFA Dept.
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203

University of South Dakota: Director of the National Music Museum (Deadline: 24 October 2018)Edit

  • The University of South Dakota and the Board of Trustees of the National Music Museum are seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the Director of the National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota (USD).
  • Qualifications: Graduate degree in the field of musicology, museum studies, ethnomusicology, arts administration, business or a related field required. At least three years of experience in museum administration, music administration, or other non-profit organization administration preferred. Experience with non-profit fundraising for operations and capital, including private-donor development, grant-writing, and membership development giving at a scale appropriate to this museum is preferred. Communication and people skills to engage the Board, membership, donors, and the public, and to serve as the face of the Museum desirable. Knowledge of new trends in nonprofit administration to engage new, younger audiences and exhibit experience is desirable. Knowledge of and passion for music history and for rare and historical musical instruments desirable.
  • Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Sponsorship is not available.
  • This position is a full-time, twelve-month administrative job with the salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. USD offers benefits package. The person in this position reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Appointment begins on or about February 2019.
  • Applications will only be accepted on-line at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/13212. Include on the website: application letter, resume, one-page statement on how the applicant would lead the museum in the 21st century and thoughts on creating new educational programming, and names and contact information of five current references.
  • Inquiries and nominations, contact: Marilyn Hoffman or Connie Rosemont, Museum Search & Reference, searchandref@museum-search.com
  • For details and updates, visit: https://museum-search.com/open-searches
  • Review of applications will begin October 24, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Posted on AMS-L 10/18

University of Southern California: Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Choral and Sacred Music (Deadline: 15 November 2018)Edit

  • The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applicants for the full-time position Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Choral and Sacred Music. The appointment is non-tenure track and begins August 2019.
  • Duties: Principal duties will include teaching courses in Sacred Music: Sacred Music Administration and Hymnology, Graduate Choral Conducting and individual instruction in conducting. Additional responsibilities include supervision of dissertations, graduate student recitals and student-led ensembles; and participating on School and University committees.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will hold a doctoral degree with a background in sacred music and/or choral literature. Successful applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated record of experience and accomplishment working in a highly diverse environment and of promoting equity and inclusion in the work that they do and in their approach to the profession. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated experience teaching at the college or secondary level with time spent conducting professional/community ensembles including church or synagogue choirs. Evidence of success in scholarly pursuits is preferred. A doctoral degree is required.
  • Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system. Candidates are asked to provide:
  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • three references
  • teaching philosophy statement
  • representative repertoire list
  • Please note: materials will not be returned.
  • Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.

University of Toronto Scarborough: Associate Professor - Music Creativity and Technology (Deadline: 20 December 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Music Creativity and Technology. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.
  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.M.A.) in an area relevant to music creativity and technology and a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • We seek candidates who specialize in the research and practice of music creativity and technology with a focus on at least one of the following areas (listed alphabetically): digital and participatory culture, electro-acoustics, electronic and computer musics, innovation and entrepreneurship, multimodal creativities, popular musics, and/or sound studies.
  • The successful candidate must have established and sustained over several years innovative and independent research at the highest international level and is expected to lead and maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
  • We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental and Music and Culture program strengths. The successful candidate should also have the demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary department, where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes. They will be expected to teach classes that embody the indivisibility of theory and practice, and that serve the musical and intellectual needs and interests of UTSC’s diverse student body. They also will be expected to provide leadership for the department’s sound lab, participate in curriculum development, and serve on departmental and university committees in order to contribute to interdisciplinary departmental initiatives. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication (of no more than 30 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.
  • Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to MusicAssociateSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact MusicAssociateSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
  • All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 20, 2018.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Warren Wilson College: Professor of Music (Deadline: Review began 01 November 2018)Edit

  • Warren Wilson College seeks applicants for a full-time, entry-level faculty position in the Department of Music. The faculty member will teach curricula connected with the College’s major in music, which includes a distinctive concentration in Traditional Music in addition to a General Music concentration. This will include applied and ensemble instruction in addition to relevant courses in music theory, history, and culture, all of which will depend upon the faculty member’s expertise and departmental needs.
  • It is a basic expectation that all Warren Wilson College faculty exhibit excellence in teaching, maintain an active research and/or performance agenda, and contribute to the life of the College. A completed doctorate degree in a music field (Ph.D., D.M.A., D.M.E., or equivalent) is required except in cases where the faculty possesses significant experience as a national and international performing artist, which may be acceptable in lieu of a terminal degree in music. The faculty member must develop a strong teaching record that contributes to the College’s innovative General Education, First-Year Seminar, and Community Engagement programs.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Regular teaching load is 24 credit hours per year.
  • Provide academic and career advising to students within Music.
  • Participate in and contribute to the business of the Music Department.
  • Contribute to the college’s General Education Program, as appropriate.
  • Service to the college, and ongoing professional development and scholarly activity.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD, DME or DMA earned by July 1, 2019, or significant equivalent experience required.
  • Successful undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and scholarship
  • Commitment to experiential and applied learning pedagogy
  • Past work in diverse or multicultural environments; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work with a diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Interested candidates should apply electronically and should include in their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three professional letters of reference. Cover letter should describe how the position aligns with the candidate's expertise and interests and explain how, as a teacher, scholar, mentor, or community member, the candidate would contribute to Warren Wilson College's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Electronic submission is required. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the search concludes.
  • Posted to AMS-L on 11/5.

Part-time / Adjunct Positions Edit

American Public University System (Charles Town, WV): Online Part-Time Faculty - Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 15 October 2018)

Baton Rouge Community College (Baton Rouge, LA) (Deadline: None listed, posted 08 November 2018)

  • "The Department of Fine Arts and Communication seeks adjunct instructors to teach music courses, particularly Music Appreciation."

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): Lecturer in Music, 527518 (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 July 2018)

  • The Brandeis University Department of Music seeks to hire an instructor to teach a graduate proseminar, musicology topic TBD, in Spring 2019.

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): Lecturer in Music, 527519 (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 July 2018)

  • The Brandeis University Department of Music seeks to hire an instructor to teach a graduate seminar, musicology topic TBD, in Spring 2019.

Brandon University (Brandon, Manitoba): Sessional Instructors, School of Music (Deadline: 13 August 2018)

  • Brandon University is seeking sessional instructors in the School of Music to teach the following courses from January 3, 2019 to April 23, 2019: Music History Survey I, Music History Survey II, Music of the Romantic Period.

Caldwell University (Caldwell, NJ): Adjunct Instructor of Music, World Music - The Global Beat (Deadline: None listed, posted 09 August 2018)

  • Caldwell University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach an on-campus undergraduate course, Introduction to music as a world phenomenon, tracing many different cultures and societies through their musical traditions. Will include the study of selected art, folk, and popular music from world cultures through live performances, recordings, video and readings. This course is an undergraduate Fine Arts foundational core course that will run on Thursday evenings 7:00pm to 9:30pm during the Spring Semester 2018 (sic).

Coconino Community College (Flagstaff, AZ): PT Faculty, Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 10 August 2018)

  • Specifically we are looking for an instructor for our MUS 100 Music Appreciation course. We have two open sections--online section and an in person section meeting Tuesday/Thursday 10-11:15.

Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, GA): Music: Part-time Faculty - Spring 2019 (Deadline: None listed, posted 28 September 2018)

Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, MO): Adjunct Instructor in Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 23 October 2018)

Henry Ford College (Dearborn, MI): Adjunct Faculty – Music (History of Rock and Roll) (Deadline: None listed, posted 13 August 2018)

Husson University (Bangor, ME): Adjunct Instructor, Music Appreciation (History of Rock and Roll, Spring 2019) (Deadline: 01 December 2018, but review begins immediately)

Oakland University (Rochester, MI): Music History (one-semester, visiting part-time) (Deadline: 15 September 2018)

  • "The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University announces a one-semester, part-time position to teach undergraduate survey courses covering Romantic music to the present. We seek candidates who are dynamic teachers with research specialties in this time frame. Applicants must be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in musicology. Submit a letter of application, CV with contact information for references, and, if available, supporting teaching materials (e.g. teaching statement, teaching videos) to Dr. Deborah VanderLinde, Chair, Music Department: vanderlinde@oakland.edu. Electronic submission is preferred. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. Term of position is Winter 2019 (one semester /January through April)."
  • Posted to AMS-L 8/14/18

Iona College (New Rochelle, NY): Adjunct Professor in Music (Music Appreciation) (Deadline: None listed, posted 15 October 2018)

Mid Michigan College (Mt. Pleasant, MI): Adjunct Fine Arts (Music) Faculty (Deadline: 15 November 2018)

Strayer University (Feasterville-Trevose, PA): Adjunct faculty in Humanities (Open until filled, posted 01 October 2018)

  • We are currently in search of a passionate professor for an on-ground undergraduate Humanities class for the upcoming Winter quarter, starting January 2, 2019. Education Requirement: Master’s in Humanities or Master's degree in any Humanities discipline - Art History, History, Literature, Music History, History of Religion, or Philosophy

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 466/666.1 History of Jazz (Spring 2019) (Deadline: None listed, posted 12 July 2018)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 526.1 Survey of Keyboard Literature: 1850-Present (Spring 2019) (Deadline: None listed, posted 12 July 2018, re-posted 26 October 2018)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: HOM 400 World Music in World Cities (Spring 2019) (Deadline: None listed, posted 29 September 2018)

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Adjunct Professor of Musicology (Forensic Musicology) (Deadline: 02 November 2018)

  • "The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks a senior forensic musicologist for a part-time appointment in Musicology. An advanced degree in Musicology (or equivalent) is preferred, master’s degree required, as well as extensive professional experience in testimony in music copyright infringement disputes, including trials and depositions, and in filing reports that are accepted by courts, and have been considered qualified by a federal judge, and national reputation in forensic analysis, commensurate with an appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Musicology, Step VI or higher."

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL): Lecturer, School of Theatre & Music (Deadline: 26 November 2018)

  • "The School of Theatre & Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks applicants with strong teaching skills for part-time and full-time music faculty positions in the areas of percussion, choral studies, or Latin American music, to begin August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching core and/or general education music courses, and collaborating with other faculty in advancing the School’s mission to develop practical knowledge, cultural sensitivity, intellectual resourcefulness, and imaginative daring in emerging artists and scholars."

UPCOMING DEADLINESEdit

  • 27 Aug 2018 - Cleveland State University: Visiting Faculty, India Studies Program (Spring 2019)
  • 27 Aug 2018 - Durham University: Lecturer in Music Psychology and Musicology
  • 30 Aug 2018 - Aarhus University: Professor in Musicology
  • 04 Sep 2018 - Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 05 Sep 2018 - Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: W3-Professorship for Music and Media
  • 15 Sep 2018 - Yale University: Two Tenure-Track Musicology Positions (Open Rank)
  • 24 Sep 2018 - Florida State University: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Ethnomusicology)
  • 28 Sep 2018 - University College Dublin: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 28 Sep 2018 - University of Puget Sound: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Oct 2018 - Baylor University: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2018 - Central Piedmont Community College: Instructor, Music
  • 01 Oct 2018 - Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 02 Oct 2018 - Wake Technical Community College: Instructor, Music
  • 10 Oct 2018 - University of Siegen: University Professorship for Historical Musicology
  • 13 Oct 2017 - Bowling Green State University: Assistant Professor - Musicology 20th-21st Century
  • 15 Oct 2018 - University of California, San Diego: Assistant Professor in Latin American Music
  • 15 Oct 2018 - University of Portland: Assistant Professor, Orchestra and Music History
  • 19 Oct 2018 - Indiana University: Assistant Professor(s) of Music (Musicology)
  • 24 Oct 2018 - University of South Dakota: Director of the National Music Museum
  • 25 Oct 2018 - Christ's College, University of Cambridge: Junior Research Fellowship - Stipendiary
  • 25 Oct 2018 - University of Aberdeen: Lecturer in Music
  • 29 Oct 2018 - Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge: Stipendiary and Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowships
  • 31 Oct 2018 - Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Music Industry
  • 31 Oct 2018 - University of Cologne: Professorship in Musicology with a focus on Media
  • 31 Oct 2018 - University of Jyväskylä: Associate Professor (tenure track), Music Science (Spring 2019)
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Albright College: Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Applied Commercial Music
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Albright College: Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Dartmouth College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Penn State Schuylkill: Assistant Teaching Professor Fine Arts
  • 01 Nov 2018 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois: Tenure-track Faculty, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Warren Wilson College: Professor of Music
  • 02 Nov 2018 - University of California, Los Angeles: Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies
  • 02 Nov 2018 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 04 Nov 2018 - Skidmore College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 07 Nov 2018 - University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor – Music History, Middle Ages to 1750
  • 15 Nov 2018 - Carleton College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Nov 2018 - Rutgers University-Newark: Assistant Professor (extended deadline)
  • 15 Nov 2018 - Université catholique de Louvain: Academic position in Organology (part-time)
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Southern California: Assistant Professor, Musicology (World Music)
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Southern California: Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Choral and Sacred Music
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Florida: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
  • 16 Nov 2018 - King's College London: Lecturer in Musicology (begins Spring 2019)
  • 18 Nov 2018 - Georgia Southern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Irish Studies
  • 18 Nov 2018 - Linnaeus University: Lecturer in Musicology
  • 19 Nov 2018 - Emory University: Assistant Professor of African American Popular Music in Hip Hop/Culture
  • 25 Nov 2018 - Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 26 Nov 2018 - Ohio State University: The Saul and Sonia Schottenstein Chair in Israel Studies (Open Rank)
  • 26 Nov 2018 - University of Oregon: Assistant Professor of Musicology (19th-Century)
  • 26 Nov 2018 - University of Oregon: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Popular Music)
  • 30 Nov 2018 - University of Saskatchewan: Assistant Professor in Musicology
  • 01 Dec 2018 - University of California, Los Angeles: Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies
  • 10 Dec 2018 - New York University: Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Art and Sciences
  • 15 Dec 2018 - Amherst College: Valentine Visiting Professor (Open Rank)
  • 15 Dec 2018 - Bard College: Tenure-track Professor of Music History (Open Rank)
  • 15 Dec 2018 - California State University, Monterey Bay: Associate Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • 15 Dec 2018 - Université catholique de Louvain: Academic position in Digital Humanities
  • 17 Dec 2018 - University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Musicology or Ethnomusicology
  • 20 Dec 2018 - Texas Christian University: TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 20 Dec 2018 - University of Toronto Scarborough: Assistant Professor - Music and Society
  • 20 Dec 2018 - University of Toronto Scarborough: Associate Professor - Music Creativity and Technology
  • 02 Jan 2019 - Rider University: Assistant Professor in Popular Music Studies
  • 02 Jan 2019 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Assistant Professor, Music (Oboe/Music History)
  • 15 Jan 2019 - University of Bayreuth: Research Associate at the Research Institute for Music Theater
  • 16 Jan 2019 - Creighton University: Assistant Professor in Music
  • 31 Jan 2019 - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer in Music (Musicology)
  • 01 Feb 2019 - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Assistant or Associate Professor (Hawaiian Studies)
  • Open until filled - College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor of Music/Ethnomusicology (Spring 2019)
  • Open until filled - Monmouth University: Assistant Professor, Musicology
  • Open until filled - Montreat College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Texas A&M University at Galveston: Lecturer in Music (Spring 2019)
  • Open until filled - University of Indianapolis: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Open until filled - Wayne State University: Assistant Professor-Music History
  • Open until filled - Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology/Musicology

GENERAL DISCUSSION Edit

Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2018-19 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 (except in the case of part-time/adjunct jobs) 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.
5. NEW FOR 2019! I am going to try separating jobs into a couple categories, as other wikis do. Also, I'm going to stop posting the entire text of part-time/adjunct jobs, since this wiki always gets borderline unusable by the spring, since it's so huge.


  • 8/14 question for the moderator: I like the new categories, but what to do if a job potentially fits two categories? For example, the tenure-track job at UC San Diego seems likely to attract candidates from ethnomusicology as well as musicology (or someone who does a little of both). Also, a comment: thanks for all that you do!
  • 8/15 Yes, I concur. I don't want there to be TOO many categories (or the goal of being able to focus quickly on the jobs most relevant to you will be compromised), but tenure-track jobs that are open to both historical musicologists and ethnomusicologists is probably going to be a common enough situation that it does deserve its own category. I'll go ahead and add it and move the UC San Diego job. -5120j


  • 9/14 General inquiry: for those of us on the market, is it essential to attend AMSMT? Given the cost and timing, it's tempting to forego the trip this year, but I'm worried about missing out on some potentially life-changing prelim. interview or networking opportunity. Thoughts from those with more experience?
    • 9/17 It wasn't for me. I hadn't attended the previous national meeting when I landed my TT job. I'm not saying that you shouldn't, nor can I say definitively to what extent my situation is typical or not. If I had to guess, based upon my experience, I'd say that the AMS national conference component is more crucial to interviews for jobs where you won't be the only musicologist in your department. In positions where you're going to be the only musicologist, it seems less likely that this will be crucial to your chances. Indeed, many of your potential non-musicology colleagues might not know exactly what AMS is, let alone attend its national meeting to network with applicants. (That's not a slight. They have their own societies, in which few of us often participate.) But if you're in doubt, go.   
    • 9/18 Attending SEM was crucial to landing my tenure-track job in ethnomusicology because the department that hired me conducted first round interviews there. In my case, they requested the interview the week before the meeting. I know many departments do this at the big fall conferences, while others do "informational interviews" before applications are due. It's a very unpredictable system. I'd say that if you can afford to go even for just one or two days, it can't hurt your chances. The cost to your personal finances, however, is a different story. This year's meetings are more expensive than normal.
      • Thanks for sharing. I'm curious when schools set up these first round interviews that take place at SEM. Is a week's notice pretty typical? Also, is there any value to attending these "informational interviews"? 
        • I don't think an "informational interview" alone is worth the expense of going to to a fall conference. The cattle call nature of them can feel overwhelming. If you have another reason to go, then they can be interesting because you can get a sense of whether or not you want to apply. They can also give you a good idea of what to put in the application and the priorities of the committee. I have only been invited to a couple of first round interviews at fall conferences, and in both cases, the notice was relatively short (1-2 weeks) and the committee was prepared to do skype interviews for those who couldn't attend.
    • 9/18 Speaking from the other side of the table: our university has done AMS interviews in the past. In no case ever was anyone not considered for the job because they were not at the meeting, or there but could not get a slot. All CVs were carefully considered at home. In many cases, however, that initial contact did help weed out people who didnot move on. Only if someone really stood out as special, did it help their case. More often, that preliminary meeting kept individuals from moving on because in person they may not have seemed like a "good fit," even if their CV might have held up to the next round without the contact.  Of course, every institution is different, and thereby their approach to the matter is different, so as the previous person stated, if you think it will help do it, but you probably should not worry if you choose not to. Remember, though, those preliminary interviews may help your case, but they may also do the opposite. Food for thought.
  • 10/8 Kudos to the Moderator for removing hateful, ignorant posts. There should be, however, a serious discussion about the kinds of positions opening for music studies candidates. The majority of TT jobs posted in the last two years desire some amount of expertise in ethnomusicology, popular music, 20th-21st-century musics, global perspectives, etc. Is this a wave of (much-needed) openings for such experts, or a paradigm shift in the field? What responsiblity do we have to our PhD students, who are choosing their dissertation topics? Should we be teaching to the needs of the job market?
    • 10/17 Good question. From the other side of things, a lot of ethnomusicology jobs (or jobs in the hybrid category above) require teaching WAM along with things like world music--something I'd imagine some ethnomusicologists are not trained to do. I imagine that there's a convergence of musicology and ethnomusicology occurring from both sides, out of a desire to both diversify musicology methods/scope and also bring ethnomusicology in line with the existing needs/focus of departments. It seems like this should encourage grad programs to teach both, or at least help students gain proficiency in both modes of scholarship/teaching. I wonder if this is indeed a paradigm shift or if it's been a common thing to see over the past 10 years or so. And I'd be curious to know whether these hybrid jobs usually go to ethnomusicologists or musicologists. 
  • 11/1 Notably, I believe this is the first year with ZERO institutions doing interviews (even preliminary informational interviews) at AMS. The only two institutions listed are both interviewing for theory jobs as part of the SMT joint meeting: https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/SA_interviews Does this mark the end of the conference interview for musicology/ethnomusicology?



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: 14

I am an ethnomusicologist: 5

I am a little of both: 6

I am a theorist: 5

I am currently in a TT position: 5

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 5

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 1

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 2

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 7

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

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

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

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

I am working outside of the academy: 3

I am ABD and on the market: 6

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: 20

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: 8

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