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|College of William & Mary||Full-time NTT||Unknown||Ethnomusicology|
|Florida State University||Full-time TT||Panayotis League||2017, Harvard University||PhD, Ethnomusicology||Postdoctoral Fellow, Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature||Ethnomusicology|
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Jobs for 2019 Edit
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In keeping with discussion on the previous year's wiki page, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world, including but not limited to: full-time tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track faculty, full-time community college faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty appointments. (We do not currently post listings for part-time adjunct pools, only for specific part-time/adjunct positions.)
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 11/19 Note that the description above (copied and pasted faithfully from the original) mentions "a letter of application describing their research agenda," when the actual application (the materials required when you enter the academic jobs portal) requires a cover letter and a separate research statement.
- 1/4: did anyone else just receive a "request for letters"? Received a note asking me to submit letters ASAP, if I had not already done so. I hadn't, since this application seemed to ask for just contact info, but not letters (though letters were "acceptable"). (x3)
- 1/7 Request for Skype interview.
- 1/10 so they read the letters and came up with the long list over the weekend? this seems odd...
- 1/11 That doesn't seem like an odd timeline to me, especially this time of year when departments are trying to get searches moved on to the next step before spring classes start up.
- 1/12 It means the committee made the long list within two days of asking for letters and/or met over the weekend. I've been on search committees and that is extremely unusual in my experience.
- 1/17 I agree that this seems odd. Here's why: they requested letters on 1/4. When I inquired when they wanted the letters by, they clarified that the letters should be submitted by 1/11. For someone who posted above, they requested a Skype interview as of 1/7. Thus they didn't wait for the letters to come in before asking for Skype interviews. odd ≠ bad, but definitely confusing
Florida State University: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Ethnomusicology) (Deadline: 24 September 2018) FILLED: Panayotis League, Harvard University 2017Edit
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 644-0415. For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at email@example.com 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
- 11/14 Rejection and notice that position has been filled.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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: email@example.com or 518 580.5800.
- Request for more materials (11/20).
- Any movement here? (01/04/19).
- 1/4 With you in wondering this. Past ready to know if I make the next cut.
- Rejection received (1/18/2019).
- (1/2) Request for Skype interview
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.
- 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
- Request for more materials (11/20).
- Request for Skype interview (12/03).
- On-campus interviews scheduled (01/01)
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)
- (11/21) Any movement here?
- 11/27 Skype interview requested
- The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Ethnomusicology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.
- Applicants should have earned a PhD degree in Ethnomusicology or a related area by time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We are interested in applicants who complement the existing strengths of our program and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and compelling plans for graduate and undergraduate instruction.
- Duties will include research and publication, undergraduate and graduate teaching, dissertation advising, and university service. 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 or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments as evidenced in a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course materials 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 through this University of Toronto webpage . Applications must include
- a curriculum vitae
- a cover letter
- a research statement
- two writing samples
- a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample course materials, and a proposal for a graduate seminar related to your research.
- All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format. If you have questions about this UofT position or the application process, please contact email@example.com.
- Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, printed on letterhead, signed and scanned and sent to the search committee directly by the referee to Prof. Don McLean, Search Committee Chair and Dean, Faculty of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2018.
- The review of applications will begin on December 31, 2018, and the posting will remain open until filled.
- The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
- All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 email@example.com.
- 10/17 - request for additional materials (writing sample, syllabi) x2
- 11/8 - request for Skype interview
- 11/29 - Has anyone heard anything back yet?
- 11/29 - request for campus 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 January 2019)Edit
- Tenure-track Professor of Music History (Open Rank)
- Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
- Open Date: Oct 29, 2018
Dec 15, 2018Jan 15, 2019 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.January 15, 2019.
- 12/13 Deadline extended to January 15.
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)
- 12/10 Request for Skype interview (x2)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)
- 12/14 Campus interview request (x2)
Brandon University: Assistant Professor (Musicology) (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- The School of Music invites applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track position in Musicology (area of specialization open), subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach a range of core and elective undergraduate courses, a graduate-level research methods course and provide leadership in curriculum and program development, maintain an active research profile, and contribute to the academic life of the institution and their field.
- Rank and Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
- Qualifications: PhD in Musicology or related field preferred, ABD candidates will be considered; post-secondary teaching experience is an asset
- Application deadline: January 15, 2019 or until position is filled
- Applications should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a sample publication, and the names and contact information of three references. Address applications to: Greg Gatien, Dean, School of Music, Brandon University. E-mail applications to email@example.com.
- We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
- Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
- Issued: December 10 2018
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!
- 12/7 Request for Skype Interview (x2)
- 1/4 Invitation for campus interview
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?
- 11/19 rejection email received. (x6)
- 11/21 The email cited 322(!) applications for this position.
- 11/19 - additional materials requested (x4)
- 1/3 - rejection from long list (x3)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 11/30 Request for writing sample (x2)
McGill University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Historical Performance Practice and Musicology (Deadline: 09 January 2019)Edit
- Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Open to rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
- Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Historical Performance Practice and Musicology
- Faculty: Schulich School of Music
- Department/School: Performance/Music Research.
- The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.
- We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Historical Performance Practice and Musicology, held jointly in the Departments of Performance and Music Research at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, for an initial 3-year appointment beginning August 1, 2019. Baroque violin performance specialization and 17th/18th-century research focus preferred. Other instruments and areas of musicological research will be considered.
- The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Historical Performance Practice and Musicology, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned his or her highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.
- Eligibility conditions for CRCs are found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nominationmise_en_candidature-eng.aspx
- JOB DUTIES: Instrumental teaching and ensemble coaching and/or leading; teaching music history and performance practice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervision of graduate students in musicology and performance. Active participation in administrative and service duties associated with a university professorship is expected.
- Qualifications and Education Requirements: Completed doctorate preferred; ABD with expected 2020 completion will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate an active profile as both a performer and a researcher, and have significant instrumental teaching experience.
- Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.
- Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
- APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested persons are invited to submit their application using our on-line application form to be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment.
- The following supporting documents are required:
- A cover letter and curriculum vitae
- A statement of research
- Supporting materials, including audio and/or video recordings, and/or a website link
- The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.
- Short-listed candidates will be invited to give teaching demonstrations in performance and music history, give a short recital and a research presentation, and meet with members of the search committee. Further inquiries may be addressed to email@example.com
- For internal applicants only: Supporting documents include a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research aligned with the designated subject area for the Chair.
- All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 01 December 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,December 1, 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
- 11/16 Review deadline has been extended to 01 December
- 12/10 Request for skype interview
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
- 12/17 Invitation for campus interview
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.
- 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
- 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.)
- Request for Skype interview, 12/2
- 12/17 Position removed from HigherEdJobs - no longer open
University of Louisville: Assistant/Associate Professor - Musicology (Deadline: 18 January 2019)Edit
- Deadline to apply: January 18, 2019
- Effective Date: August 1, 2019
- The University of Louisville School of Music is seeking a candidate in Musicology with primary specialization(s) in music after 1900. Those with research specialties in additional areas (such as Jazz studies, popular music studies, ethnomusicology, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
- Appointment: The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching graduate seminars, a course on western art music (1870-present) that is part of the three-semester undergraduate history sequence, and introductory non-major courses, as well as providing service to the department, university, and discipline. In addition, responsibilities may include advising theses and independent studies. Tenure-track faculty must undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within the School of Music.
- Applicants must present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching.
- The completed Ph.D. is a preferred qualification for applicant and is a requirement for successful tenure consideration.
- Experience with web-based instruction and use of current classroom technology tools will be an advantage.
- 11/27: the application site seems to be missing some of the usual components. I started an app to see what documents are required, and it only allowed for a CV upload. No space for a cover letter, contact info. for references, etc., unless I missed a page somehow. (Good old PeopleSoft!) If anyone sorts it out, would appreciate insight. (x2)
- 12/2 It says "please submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter of application, and three current letters of recommendation to Chair, Musicology Search Committee, School of Music, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292." Elsewhere within the application system, it says: "Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers (Do not use any special characters except for _ (underscore) or - (hyphen) in the resume filename) and then upload." I'm taking this to mean that I should put my CV and cover letter into one file and upload, but I will also put all that along with three letters into an Interfolio delivery and send it off to that address. You'll probably be OK just sending the three letters separate from CV and cover letter, but it can't hurt.
- 12/15 I’m the Chair of this Search Committee, and I was appointed after the open position was posted on our HR website with application instructions. I’m writing to clarify or modify three points about the position and how to apply. First, the job is actually open at both Assistant Professor or Associate Professor levels. (That is made clear in the HR position description of rank, although it is not clear from the header of the position announcement.) Second, the deadline for applications is 18 January, after which the website will not accept them. Third, because our HR website only permits the upload of a single file, any or all of the additional items may be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Applicants are encouraged to send their materials as pdfs via email; of course, any documents sent through USPS will be accepted.) The required items for initial consideration after online application at the UofL job website are: cover letter, c.v., and three letters of reference—whether sent from a hosting service such as Interfolio or directly from reference writers.
- 12/18 Thank you for clarifying! I've updated the job title and deadline. -5120j
University of North Texas: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 10 December 2018)Edit
- The College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2019. Duties will include: developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in popular music, film music, and/or music and media; teaching occasional courses in Western music history; pursuing collaborations with colleagues throughout the College of Music specializing in popular and commercial music, jazz, and/or music and media; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication; recruiting students into the graduate program in music history; serving on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MA, PhD, and DMA); serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
- Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in historical musicology at time of appointment; excellence in college-level teaching as demonstrated by service as a faculty member and/or teaching assistant/fellow; an active research agenda; expertise in popular music, film music, and/or music and media as evidenced in a PhD dissertation and/or scholarly publications.
- Preferred Qualifications: Engagement with recent theoretical approaches to popular music, film music, and/or music and media; emphasis in voices and communities traditionally marginalized in narratives of music history; experience in on-line or blended course development.
- Review of Applications Begins: 12-10-2018
- Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, List of Names and Contact Information of Three References, Example of Professional Writing
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).
- Any movement on this? (12/18)
- Short list notification (1/16)
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?
- 11/30 References have been contacted. (x5)
- 12/08 Request for Skype interview (x3)
- 12/18 Invitation for campus interview
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).
- 12/10 On-campus interview request (for "first of two open positions") x2
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.
Cornish College of the Arts: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 07 January 2019)Edit
- The Department of Music at Cornish College of the Arts seeks highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Music position with speciality in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or a related field, to begin in Fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained scholar who is enthusiastic about Cornish’s unique position as an undergraduate art college, training performers and composers in an interdisciplinary context. Cornish has moved away from survey-style courses and seeks the development of a series of courses in Musicology that deepens our students’ understanding of methods and chronology in connection to contemporary artistic practices. The committee is very open as to how a candidate might interpret this need. Our primary candidate will also have experience as a performing artist or composer, able to integrate this part of their background into the study of Musicology at Cornish.
- Job Responsibilities: Delivery of Instruction, including:
- Develop and teach a “Methods of Musicology” course (name subject to change) within our newly-forming, 2-year, Foundations program. This course would incorporate the development of research and writing skills and foster critical and contextual frameworks for music relating to gender, race, politics, and contemporary trends in the field.
- Working with the Department Chair and Music Department Faculty, develop and teach upper-level courses in Music History connected to and/or synthesizing Western Classical (from antiquity to contemporary), Jazz, World Music, and contemporary popular styles.
- Teach in a secondary area of performance or composition, including, but not limited to, private instruction and/or ensembles.
- Teach in Cornish’s First Year Seminar and/or core liberal arts education curriculum offered by the Humanities and Sciences Department and help deepen the institution’s commitment to undergraduate research and writing.
- Develop curriculum related to music for non-Music majors including those that would augment all areas of the performing and visual arts.
- Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field, required at time of appointment. (DMA in another field with secondary work in Musicology/Ethnomusicology will be considered.) Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Evidence of potential for significant scholarship, research, and artistic practice.
- Application Procedures: (All materials to be submitted in PDF format unless otherwise noted)
- Cornish College of the Arts Application Form available here: https://www.cornish.edu/downloads/hr/employmentapp.pdf
- Letter of application describing your background, professional and teaching interests, and qualifications for the position.
- Statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed 1000 words.
- 3 samples of scholarly work or writing and 2 samples of creative practice. (Scholarly samples may be submitted as PDFs or web links, creative samples should be web links only. Please list all web links in a single document, giving a brief description of their content and if they represent scholarly or artistic practice.)
- Response to Cornish College of the Arts’ Diversity Statement found here: https://www.cornish.edu/about/
- Contact information for 3 professional references. These may be included in the CV or in a separate document.
- All materials should be submitted via email to email@example.com
- Please direct questions about this position to Cornish’s Human Resources Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 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, Faculty of 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.
- 11/21 Edited title to reflect that the position is vaguely worded on Interfolio page; position is only music studies, in NYU's FAS
- 1/17 Request for writing sample
Northeastern University: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 31 October 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 11/13 great and thanks for clarifying
- 11/20 Any movement?
- Invitation for campus interview (11/21)
- 12/21 - Rejection and notice that position has been filled
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
- 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.
- 11/28 Notification of Skype interview (x2)
- 1/9 E-mail notification that the search has moved on to other candidates
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 email@example.com. 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
- 12/10/2018 Any movement/word here?
- People were invited for skype interviews on 12/7.
Texas A&M University-Commerce: Assistant Professor - Music (Deadline: 14 January 2019)Edit
- The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks highly qualified applicants for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Music position with specialization in Musicology to begin in August, 2019.
- Major/Essential Duties of Job:
- 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 Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts, the University, and the profession through participation in committees, departmental activities, advising, and other service.
- Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
- Occasional Duties of Job: Other duties may be assigned based on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department.
- Required Education and Experience:
- Ph.D. or equivalent in Musicology or Ethnomusicology, must be completed by the date of appointment
- 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
- Preferred Education and Experience:
- Ability to supervise adjunct instructors and develop an undergraduate music history sequence.
- Experience with web-based instruction and use of current classroom technology tools will be an advantage.
- INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
- This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter describing your background, professional and teaching interests, and qualifications for the position.
- Current CV.
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Three samples of scholarly work or writing and 2 samples of creative practice. (Scholarly samples may be submitted as .pdfs or web links, creative samples should be web links only. Please list all web links in a single document, giving brief description of their content and if they represent scholarly or artistic practice.)
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
- Additional materials may be requested by the search committee as a part of the review process.
- Review of applications will begin on January 14th and continue until the position is filled.
- All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
- 1/7 - question: "samples of creative practice"? Does this mean they want a musicologist who is also a composer? or performer? The job description doesn't seem to indicate what this would mean for this position. Anyone know the scoop?
University of California, Davis: Jan and Beta Popper Endowed Professorship in Opera (Deadline: 01 February 2019)Edit
- Job #JPF02634
- Recruitment Period: Open January 11th, 2019 through February 1st, 2019
- Jan and Beta Popper Endowed Professorship in Opera
- Position Description: The holder of this endowed chair will be a distinguished professor of music whose teaching and research/creative work includes opera and other fields of music. The holder of this professorship must be a highly regarded musicologist, ethnomusicologist or composer whose work is known nationally and internationally. As a recognized leader in her or his field, the holder of this professorship would be expected to pursue original research resulting in articles and books or creative work resulting in musical compositions; to participate in national and international conferences and performances; and to take a leadership role at UC Davis in fostering the field of opera as part of the larger world of musical research and composition.
- The term of the professorship is for four years, with the possibility of reappointment at the discretion of the Chancellor per regularly established University procedures for endowed chair/professorship appointments (APM 191, UCD 191).
- The endowment income will support the professor’s research/creative work, teaching and service, and further the mission of the Department of Music and the campus. The income may also be used to help subsidize a performance of an opera or a portion of an opera.
- The responsibilities of the chair include engaging in scholarly/creative work that includes opera as a field of music; teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs, consistent with departmental teaching policies; provide leadership in the field of opera, and be fully engaged in the activities of the Department of Music; and to enhance the intellectual/creative life of the campus as a whole.
- FTE for the Position: Because there are currently no new FTE for this position, the recruitment will be internal.
- Statement Regarding the Adequacy of Space and Resources for Support of the Position: Incumbents will retain appointments in their current departments. Support resources will include normal departmental support plus income from the endowment for this position. Endowment income may be used for any activity related to the incumbent’s scholarly or creative work.
- Recruitment Advisory Committee: Leo Bernucci (Chair), Anna Maria Busse Berger, Branwen Okpako, Jon Rossini
- Affirmative Action: In the recruitment and appointment, we will be cognizant of Affirmative Action progress and goals. Because this is an internal recruitment, we cannot impact the affirmative action goals of the division.
- Selection Criteria
- a) Demonstrated excellence in research and creative work related to opera.
- b) Demonstrated capability for programmatic impact and leadership.
- Description of Selection Process
- a) Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2019 and should be sent online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02634
- b) Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide the missing materials.
- c) Each application will be reviewed by the entire Recruitment Advisory Committee for basic qualifications. The Recruitment Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and rate each as “unqualified” or “qualified”.
- d) The Recruitment Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and decide on the final slate of top candidates from the qualified pool of applicants. A list of those to be recommended for an interview will be presented to the Dean for consideration and further action.
- e) Upon approval by the Dean to begin the interview process, the Recruitment Advisory Committee chair will schedules candidates for interviews with:
- Recruitment Advisory Committee
- Department Chair
- Other interested faculty
- f) The department chair will provide the following to interviewees:
- Description and terms of the chair, including relevant policies.
- Estimates of income available to the chair.
- List of any and all responsibilities that must be fulfilled as part of the endowed chair.
- Information about duration of the appointment, performance review, and potential reappointment to the chair.
- g) The Recruitment Advisory Committee solicits input about the candidates visiting the campus from interviewers. With the endorsement of the Dean, the Recruitment Advisory Committee recommends to the Chancellor the candidate acceptable for appointment. The department will submit a Final Recruitment Report to the dean for approval.
- Advertisement: The advertisement will be internal to the UC Davis Campus. The position announcement will be sent via email to all Professors of Music at the rank of Associate Professor and higher. In addition, hard copies of the announcement will be placed in each faculty member’s departmental mail box.
- 1/15 Posting purely as an FYI, and to give kudos to UC Davis - THIS is how to do an inside hire! No outside candidates need to waste their time applying.
- 1/15 I second the posting above. This should become a model for all inside and/or spousal hires. Well done, UC Davis. Hope other institutions take note.
- 1/15 Can someone clarify? What does the language about full-time equivalent or FTE mean exactly? And if this is an internal hire and publicly acknowledged as such, then why advertise it publicly in the first place?
- 1/17 My interpretation of what that FTE statement means is that since this will be an internal hire, the addition of this position will not add to the current FTE count for the institution. And I bet that all positions at public universities in California have to be advertised publicly, even if to a limited extent. As far as I can tell, this one was posted only on the UC Davis HR site and on HERC jobs. I didn't see it anywhere else.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any movement here? (11/25)
- 12/5 Request for Skype Interview
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, email@example.com; questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. David Haas, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 706-542-3737, fax: 706-542-2773.
- 1/13: Request for Skype interview (x2)
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 email@example.com 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.
- 11/27 - Request for writing sample and Skype interview (x2)
- 1/8 - Any movement here?
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.
- Any movement here? (01/08).
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
- 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.
- (12/6) Request for writing sample, syllabus, rec letters.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 12/12 Skype interviews scheduled for week of Dec 10
Western Washington University: Assistant Professor Musicology/Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 10 January 2019)Edit
- Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology - full-time, tenure track
- The Department of Music at Western Washington University seeks a dynamic, creative educator to teach courses in music history and world music. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking scholar with a vision for curricular development and professional research. The position will begin September 2019.
- Position Responsibilities
- Teaching: Specific teaching assignments of the position will reflect the candidate’s skill set and department needs including: Design and teach a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in world music and music history including general education courses for the university. Design and teach graduate courses in ethnomusicology and/or musicology according to candidate’s area of concentration. Participate in graduate thesis committees and advising. Other teaching assignments according to departmental needs and applicant qualifications.
- Scholarship: Maintain an active research profile and agenda for professional publication.
- Service: Work collaboratively with faculty in major areas of experience. Actively participate in faculty governance and university service. Create a strong presence through active participation in state, regional and national professional associations.
- Required Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology; or ABD with doctorate from an accredited institution to be received by August 2019. Evidence of successful university teaching in music history and/or world music. Demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds. Evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in other areas such as: popular music, jazz, rock, or other non-western styles. Participation in professional academic and/or music associations. A record of professional presentations and publications. Experience in curriculum development in music history or ethnomusicology. Performance experience on instrument or voice.
- Application Instructions: A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, including how you cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds, (4) contact information for three references, (5) sample of scholarly writing or publication. You must upload all the requested materials into Western PageUp as instructed. Official transcripts documenting degrees will be required prior to a contract being offered.
- Closing Date Notes: Application review begins January 10, 2019; position is 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.
- (12/19) Invitation for Skype interview (x2)
Cleveland State University: Visiting Faculty, India Studies Program (Spring 2019) (Deadline: 27 August 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit
- 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
- 11/29 - Rejection and notice that position has been filled
College of the Holy Cross: Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 11 February 2019)Edit
- The Department of Music at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowship in ethnomusicology with a specialty in Caribbean, South American, and/or Latinx musics. The fellowship is a two-year appointment and begins August 2019. A completed PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology at time of appointment (August 2019) is required. For more information on the Department of Music, please visit: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/music
- Postdoctoral fellows teach three courses per year. Specific courses to be taught must meet the needs of the Department and will be determined in consultation with the Department. Courses will be introductory in nature (including 100-level and 200-level). Applicants should have an interest in teaching courses in their field of expertise (at a level accessible to bright and engaged undergraduate liberal arts students) as well as an interest in teaching a general course on world music. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in collaborating with faculty and students from across the campus, particularly with the Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies program. Curricular offerings in one or more of the three areas of the program is strongly preferred. For more information, please visit: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/latin-american-latinx-and-caribbean-studies
- Fellows are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. The appointment offers a competitive salary and includes full benefits.
- Completed PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology at time of appointment (August 2019).
- Demonstrated commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.
- Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, one sample syllabus of an ethnomusicology course you have taught or would like to teach in this position, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
- The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/59226.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 11, 2019. Questions about this search may be directed to Alice Resker at email@example.com.
College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor of Music/Ethnomusicology (Spring 2019) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 August 2018) FILLED: Name unknownEdit
- 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.
- 11/27 Phone call rejection saying another candidate accepted position.
Colorado College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- The Music Department at Colorado College invites applications for a 1-year visiting assistant professorship in music for the 2019-2020 academic year (with possibility of renewal.) The emphasis of this position is on critical and cultural approaches to music in the United States (popular, vernacular, classical, etc.) within a liberal arts context. The ideal candidate will be well versed in contemporary musicological issues, including decoloniality, gender, and sexuality.
- The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long. Professors are expected to teach six such blocks in an academic year. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. For more information, consult the departmental web page at https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/music. The college supports scholarly activity via generous research funds, travel to conferences, and internal grant opportunities.
- We are particularly interested in candidates willing to support the core curriculum of the music department through offerings based on individual areas of expertise.
- A Ph.D. is required, but ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the start of employment.
- Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) a sample syllabus. All applicants will need to list at least three references. The department will complete reference checks via phone or email for the top candidate(s). Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Grinnell College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (1-year) (Deadline: 01 February 2019)Edit
- The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in ethnomusicology beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell College offers a varied music curriculum open to all undergraduates regardless of their major and maintains a large collection of world instruments. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters includes an introductory ethnomusicology course, intermediate music studies courses that reflect the applicant’s theoretical and geographic expertise, a musical ensemble (two semesters), and an introductory musicianship lab.
- Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2019.Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
- Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Tony Permanat [MusicSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4262.
McGill University: Postdoctoral Researcher in Music Information Retrieval (Deadline: 04 February 2019)Edit
- The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in music information retrieval with a demonstrable interest and strengths in developing software for musical searching and analysis. SIMSSA is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Primary Investigator and Julie Cumming, Co-investigator.
- The goal of this project is to make digital images of musical notation searchable and analyzable. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, and the Archives of the New York Philharmonic. The research team is divided into two axes—Content, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, which addresses the process of creating OMR (optical music recognition) systems for transforming digital images of music into searchable symbolic notation; and Analysis, headed by Julie Cumming, which develops tools for large-scale search and analysis. The Researcher will work with Julie Cumming on the Analysis axis, supervising a research group of graduate and undergraduate students; the position will also involve close collaboration with the Content team.
- Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music Technology, Music Theory, Musicology, Information Science, or related fields. Knowledge of music theory and analysis, especially for early music. Fluency in programming and scripting. Familiarity with music analysis toolkits such as music21 or Humdrum. Experience with designing and managing websites and databases. Track record of publications and presentations in relevant fields (e.g., ISMIR, SMT).
- Practicalities: Postdoctoral researchers have dual status as both students and McGill employees, and are members of the AMURE (Postdocs) bargaining unit. Their pay, benefits, working conditions, etc. are governed by their collective agreement. The salary will be $42,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin in late May 2019 and there is a possibility of a 1-year renewal.
- Adjudication will begin February 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. After reviewing the applications, we will hold skype interviews with selected candidates in mid-to-late February.
- Applications should consist of:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- an article-length writing sample
- three reference letters, sent by the referees, with the candidate’s name in the subject line
- Materials should be addressed to Julie Cumming and Ichiro Fujinaga, but sent to Emily Hopkins, SIMSSA Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Referees should e-mail their letters to the same address.
- Posted to AMS-L 1/14
Oberlin College and Conservatory: Faculty in Musicology (Deadline: 01 February 2019)Edit
- Oberlin College and Conservatory invites applications for a full-time, two-year position in the Department of Musicology, with a research specialty in music of the late-eighteenth or nineteenth century. Additionally, a broad methodological approach that complements current departmental offerings and extends to areas such as disability, sound, or queer studies is desirable. The teaching assignment for the position will likely include period survey courses (especially “Music of the Classic Era”), advanced seminars, courses for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and an introductory course for first-year music majors.
- Candidates with a willingness to engage with a diverse student population that includes multiple language groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Ph.D. in musicology
- Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
- Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and continue until position is filled.
- Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
Purdue University Ft. Wayne: Visiting Instructor in Music History/Musicology (Deadline: 15 February 2019)Edit
- TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: 9 months Academic Year Visiting Instructor
- AREA OF EXPERTISE: Music History and Literature
- REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Music History/Musicology. Teaching experience at the university level as either an instructor or teaching assistant. Ability to teach undergraduate music history music literature and ethnomusicology courses.
- DUTIES: The School of Music invites applicants for an appointment of Visiting Instructor in Musicology, beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about contemporary pedagogical approaches in teaching musicology and ethnomusicology at the undergraduate level. Full load teaching requirements include (but are not limited to): music history, music literature and world music. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the School of Music depending on qualifications and experience.
- EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2019
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2019, and continue until the position has been filled. All candidates who are interviewed will be asked to prepare a 45-60 minute instructional presentation along with other activities determined by the search committee.
- PROCEDURES: Send application letter of interest, curriculum vitae or professional resume, names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement and any other supporting materials to Musicology Search Committee Chair, School of Music, Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, or by electronic submission to Tricia Hennessy at email@example.com.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Lecturer, Music (Deadline: 31 January 2019)Edit
- Job Announcement – Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Position in Music
- The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a full-time lecturer position in Music and Interdisciplinary Humanities for an appointment beginning August 16, 2019.
- We seek a creative musician and energetic teacher to contribute to the development of a new undergraduate major in music, and an expansive interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students. In addition to traditional classes in musicianship, aural skills, music theory, improvisation, song-writing and performance, teaching responsibilities may include the development of interdisciplinary courses in world, popular, vernacular and experimental music cultures, and emerging interdisciplinary fields such as sound art, environmental music, and art-science hybrids.
- The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent.
- For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a diversity statement; a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; selected publications; and the names and contact information for three references by January 31, 2019 to INSERT LINK (sic). For additional information, please visit http://www.arts.rpi.edu.
- For full consideration, please use the “Apply for this job” link found near the top of this page, complete the short online application, and enter the names and contact information for three references, who will later be asked to upload confidential recommendation letters. You will then be expect to upload the following:
- letter of interest;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a diversity statement;
- a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level;
- and selected publications
- Application review will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please visit www.sts.rpi.edu.
- 1/18 Unclear if Jan 31 or Feb 15 is the real deadline, until/unless they fix it I'm listing it at the earlier date. -5120j
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
University of Pittsburgh: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Music (Deadline: 22 February 2019)Edit
- The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Music beginning August 1, 2019.
- We seek applicants who specialize in Indigenous music studies, Latin American/Latinx music studies, or popular music studies from critical race and/or class perspectives. Applicants whose research is supplemented by other forms of writing or artistry are welcome, including those directed toward communities and publics outside the university. We also welcome scholars who engage critically in archive building or curation, as well as those who engage existing collections in challenging ways.
- The successful candidate will pursue an active research and publication program, teach two courses per year (in musicology, ethnomusicology, and/or jazz studies), and mentor students in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise.
- Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before January 1, 2017 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, [click here https://www.as.pitt.edu/dietrich-school-diversity-postdoctoral-fellowships].
- To be considered, please submit by February 22, 2019 via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTMw: curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one course proposal and syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by March 1, 2019.
University of Rochester: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- The Department of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History beginning 1 July 2019. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the music history sequence of the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum as well as courses for non-majors and music minors.
- Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. with demonstrable promise to become a nationally recognized scholar in the field. Primary graduate training should be in musicology or music history, with specialization in an area or areas of music from 1800 to the present as well as strong theoretical/analytical skills. Expertise in one or more of the following secondary areas is desirable: musical theater; film; media and technology; composition; analysis; gender/sexuality/ethnicity. Superlative teaching skills are expected, as well as commitment to excellence in undergraduate musical education in a Bachelor of Arts curriculum.
- Applicants should initially submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes information on teaching experience and evaluation, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded. The portal for application is www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting. No publications or teaching videos are required at this time. Review of applications will begin 15 January 2019 and continue until 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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Queen's College, University of Oxford: Junior Research Fellowship in Music (Deadline: 04 January 2019)Edit
- The Queen’s College, Oxford, wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellowship in Music. Fellowships are tenable for a fixed term of three years and it is expected that the successful candidate will take up the post from 1st October 2019. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant field of specialisation in Music, or be close to completion. Eligible candidates should have no more than three years of post-doctoral research experience by the closing date.
- The main duties of the post are: to engage in research of a quality commensurate with publication in leading international journals of Music; to develop and manage their own programme of independent research; to present their research at international conferences and research workshops; to participate in the intellectual life of the College by attending, and where possible by organising, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other academic events.
- Selection criteria: have a well-developed and intellectually ambitious plan for post-doctoral research over the three-year period of the fellowship; be able to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals and other informed members of the public; be willing to contribute more generally to the intellectual life of the College; have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- There are no teaching responsibilities associated with the post. However, the Junior Research Fellow may engage in paid teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching undergraduates, would normally be expected to give priority to the College’s own undergraduate teaching needs. The Junior Research Fellow will be offered an affiliation with the Faculty of Music.
- Salary: the salary for this post is £32,244 per annum. The Junior Research Fellow will be automatically enrolled in the USS pension scheme unless he or she opts out.
- Research Allowance: a personal research allowance of £1,500 per annum is provided by the College for research activities such as conference attendance, research assistance, and the purchase of books and software.
- Place of Work: The College will provide a non-residential study room on the main site in central Oxford. It may also be possible to provide single residential accommodation at a charge. The successful candidate is expected to reside in or near Oxford.
- The Junior Research Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room at The Queen’s College, and entitled to free meals.
- The Fellowship offers early-career researchers the opportunity to develop their research within one of the world’s leading universities and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.
- Closing Date: Friday 4th January 2019
- Interviews will be held on 17th January 2019
- 1/9: Notice that I did not advance to the next round (x1)
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.
- 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
- 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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Dr Phillip A. Cooke, Head of Music, 01224 274599, email@example.com
- 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)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, email@example.com
- 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
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: 3 postdocs at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- At the DCML, we are always looking for people who share our fascination for music and its inner structures as well as a deeper understanding of the human musical mind. Therefore, we welcome applications from candidates with a background in
- psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience
- musicology, music theory, and linguistics
- computer programming, machine learning, statistical and mathematical modelling
- or a related field
- The open positions have a focus on one of the mentioned points, because we highly value interdisciplinary work. Please feel free to send us your unsolicited application should we not have a suitable position for you currently posted.
- We are devoted to exploring music from cognitive, computational, and musicological/music-theoretical perspectives. The job announcements of three postdoc and two PhD positions in the fields of computational musicology and music cognition can be found on our website: https://dcml.epfl.ch/open-positions/
- The deadline for application is January 15.
- We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly motivated scholars, offering them a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment in a picturesque city located right at the beautiful Lac Léman.
- Three postdoc positions (100%)
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München: Professor W3 for Historical Musicology (Deadline: 18 January 2019)Edit
- Die Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (HMTM) zählt zu den bedeutendsten und vielfältigsten Ausbildungsstätten für Musik-, Tanz- und Theaterberufe in Europa. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ist folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Professur W3 für historische Musikwissenschaft
- Der Stelleninhaber (m/w/d) soll das Fach Musikwissenschaft in Forschung und Lehre in der Breite vertreten. Ein Schwerpunkt in der Musik nach 1880 ist wünschenswert. Neben den allgemeinen dienstrechtlichen Voraussetzungen werden insbesondere die Mitarbeit an der Entwicklung neuer Studiengänge und Forschungsschwerpunkte sowie die pädagogisch qualifizierte, innovationsorientierte Vermittlung von Musik in der Lehre erwartet, einschließlich des Nachweises erfolgreicher pädagogischer Tätigkeit möglichst an einer Musikhochschule.
- Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung sind ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, Promotion sowie Habilitation bzw. eine erfolgreich evaluierte Juniorprofessur oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation. Die Wohnsitznahme im Großraum München sowie die Bereitschaft zur Mitarbeit im Rahmen der Selbstverwaltung der Hochschule werden vorausgesetzt.
- Die Berufung erfolgt bei Vorliegen der beamtenrechtlichen Voraussetzungen in ein Beamtenverhältnis. Bei einer Berufung in das Beamtenverhältnis dürfen Bewerber (m/w/d) zum Zeitpunkt der Ernennung das 52. Lebensjahr noch nicht vollendet haben. Vorgesehen ist eine Stellenbesetzung in Vollzeit. Die Stelle kann auch geteilt werden. Bei Teilung der Stelle werden die Berufenen als Professor (m/w/d) in einem privatrechtlichen Dienstverhältnis eingestellt. Eine Befristung der Stelle bleibt vorbehalten. Im Falle eines befristeten Dienstverhältnisses ist eine Zwischenevaluation vorgesehen, auf deren Grundlage über eine Verlängerung bzw. Entfristung entschieden wird.
- Die Hochschule strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Wissenschaft und Lehre an und bittet deshalb Musikwissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Die Hochschule übernimmt keine Reisekosten im Rahmen des Vorstellungsverfahrens.
- Bitte reichen Sie Ihre Bewerbung über unser Online-Portal bis spätestens 18. Januar 2019 ein.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In case of further questions, please contact Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy II, Prof. Dr. Georg Maas.
Medici Archive Project: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in History of Music (Deadline: 06 January 2019)Edit
- The Medici Archive Project is offering an eleven-month fellowship (February-December 2019) entirely devoted to original research on the history of music in sixteenth-century Florence, with specific focus on the Medici court during the periods of Grand Dukes Cosimo I, Francesco, and Ferdinando I.
- The ideal candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in early modern musicology; substantial research experience with original documentary material from Florentine archives and libraries; an ability to work with early modern musical texts; and fluency in English and Italian (a knowledge of other languages is desirable).
- The stipend is $45,000 plus $3,000 allowance for travel expenses. This fellowship is made possible thanks to the generous support of Michael Lewis and is offered to scholars of any nationality.
- To apply for a MEDICI ARCHIVE PROJECT FELLOWSHIP, please send the following application materials to email@example.com:
- A full curriculum vitae.
- A concise discussion (3 pages maximum) of the applicant’s ongoing interest in archival research.
- A concise summary (3 pages maximum) of the applicant’s research and publication relevant to history of sixteenth-century music.
- The names and addresses of two senior scholars who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications.
- The application deadline is 6 January 2019. The successful candidate will be informed by 18 January 2019.
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carlotta Paltrinieri at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Norwegian Academy of Music: Postdoctoral researcher in music history/music education (Deadline: 01 April 2019)Edit
- The Norwegian Academy of Music seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher for a three-year position from autumn 2019. The aim of the position, which is co-funded by the Lindeman foundation, is to study the institution’s origin, development and activities from its founding as a private conservatoire in the late 19th century up to its establishment as a state Academy in 1973. The research(er) will be part of the History project of the Norwegian Academy of Music, leading up to its 50th anniversary in 2023.
- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree within a relevant discipline, such as musicology or music education, and must submit a project description with the application.
- Deadline: April 1st 2019
- The position requires reading skills in Norwegian.
- Posted to AMS-L 1/15
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 – email@example.com; Prof. Michel Liégeois, Coordinator of the Research Institutes of the Humanities Sector - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com, Prof. Marco Cavalieri, President INCA – firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com 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 Groningen: Assistant Professor in Film Studies (Deadline: 27 January 2019)Edit
- Job description: The Arts, Culture and Media programme of the University of Groningen is looking for a highly motivated full-time Assistant Professor in film studies (in Dutch: universitair docent).
- Date of appointment: 1 August 2019.
- Assistant Professor in Film Studies (1.0 FTE) (218549)]
- The candidate is expected to have a broad expertise in film history, film theory and film analysis, but should also be able to teach courses in theories of (inter)mediality and/or narrative theory on the bachelor’s and master’s level. The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%): while we expect a willingness to teach in a wide range of areas, the research profile of the candidate can be very specific, adding to the already existing expertise of the film staff or open it to new perspectives. The successful candidate will teach both in our bachelor’s programme in ‘Arts, Culture and Media’ as well as in our international master’s tracks ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media,’ ‘Arts, Cognition and Criticism’ and/or ‘Arts Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship’ (depending on her/his research profile). The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate will become a staff member of the Arts, Culture and Media programme, which is responsible for the bachelor’s programme ‘Arts, Culture and Media’ as well as four tracks in the master’s programme ‘Arts and Culture’ (‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’; ‘Music, Theatre and Performance Studies’; ‘Arts Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship’; ‘Arts, Cognition and Criticism’).
- Qualifications: In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have' acquired a PhD in Film Studies, Cinema Studies, (New) Media Studies or a closely related field (or will have received the PhD by 1 August 2019); an excellent research track record in film studies, including relevant book and article publications; he ability to additionally teach (new) media theory and/or narrative theory; 'teaching experience at university level and proven didactic abilities; 'gained the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is prepared to do so within a year; 'the motivation to acquire third-party funding on the national or international level; 'a relevant national and international academic network; the willingness to make substantial contributions to the development of the department’s research and educational programmes; organisational experience and skills; excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking); 'the willingness to learn Dutch within 2-3 years (however, teaching will be conducted exclusively in English).
- Conditions of employment: The University of Groningen offers a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 3,637 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) and € 5,656 (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position. On top of it, there will be an 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year gratification. Moreover, participation in a pension scheme for employees is part of the position. The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for five years with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive ‘Results and Development’ assessment. The assessment for a permanent position is possible from the third year onwards. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (cao NU).
- How to apply: Applications should include the following: 'a cover letter that explains the motivation for applying for this position; 'a full curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and talks; a research plan of 1-2 pages that includes future ideas for grant applications; 'a teaching statement that contains a description of courses taught and teaching qualifications; 'the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applications that are incomplete or are otherwise faulty will not be taken into consideration.
- Date of Application: Please send your application before Sunday 27 January 2019 23:59h Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). A first round of job interviews via Skype is expected to be held on Monday 25 February 2019. The final round of interviews in Groningen, which will include a short guest lecture, will take place on Friday 8 March 2019 or Monday 11 March 2019. Date of entry into employment is 1 August 2019.
- For information you can contact: Miralda Meulman, Degree programme coordinator (for more information on the formal procedure), +31 50 363 8950, dr. J. (Julian) Hanich, Associate Professor of Film Studies (UHD), +31 50 363 8138. Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.
- Program may consider a film sound/music candidate.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org,tel. +358 400 247 417 or Professor Petri Toiviainen, e-mail: email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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 email@example.com. senden. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Gefährdungen der Vertraulichkeit und der unbefugte Zugriff Dritter bei einer Kommunikation per unverschlüsselter E-Mail nicht ausgeschlossen werden können.
University of Vienna: University Assistant (post doc) (Deadline: 22 January 2019)Edit
- The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2019 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology)
- Reference number: 9196
- Duration of employment: 6 year/s
- Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
- Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
- Job Description: Participation in research, teaching and administration, esp. in the field of Early Music History (music before 1600), completion of a habilitation or a book on a subject different from the one of the dissertation - publications in recognized musicological journals and presentations at international conferences – maintenance of the internal databases for sources and recordings in the field of early music - supervision of the publication series “Wiener Forum für ältere Musikgeschichte” – teaching according to extant regulations of wage agreement – examination activities, support of students – participation in the administration of the department, in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
- Profile: Completed doctorate in historical musicology – A research focus in early music history (up to now or for the habilitation project), special knowledge in medieval studies is especially welcome - Openness to discussions in methodology – Teaching experience and high teaching competence – Excellent command of written and oral language – Ability to work in teams – Ability to cope with heavy work load; Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Outstanding academic credentials and excellent scientific competence – Very good knowledge of source study and paleography – Experience in the management of research and teaching activities – Knowledge of institutional processes at a university –Organizational skills
- Your application should include the following documents: Letter of intent - Scientific CV - List of publications - *Draft of the planned habilitation or book - Two articles (among others relating to music before 1600)
- Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 22.01.2019, mentioning reference number 9196.
- For further information please contact Lodes, Birgit +43-1-4277-44261, Ladislav, Sabine +43-1-4277-44266.
Full-time Community College jobs (Music Appreciation/World Music)Edit
Broward College: Assistant Professor, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 14 January 2019)Edit
- Assistant Professor, Music, Central Campus
- Broward College invites applicants for a full time continuing contract teaching position in Music Candidates should be passionate educators who can facilitate the needs of diverse 21st century learners. This position is 163 (duty days) contract position. Candidates should demonstrate (1) a mastery of their specific discipline; (2) a deep commitment to the college mission of fostering student success, achievement and persistence; (3) technology competencies (4) teaching/counseling skills and strategies that facilitate 21st century literacies; (5) the use of resources that prepare students for productive lives.
- Minimum Education: Master's degree in Jazz Studies or a closely related field, with 18 graduate credit hours in Music or Music History. DMA preferred.
- Minimum Training and Experience: The successful candidate must have a high level of computer literacy and a commitment to teaching. Broward College places special importance on helping under - prepared students achieve academic success. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain active professional development activities and service to the Department and College. Committee work is expected. All schedules require office hours and some may require evening and/or weekend hours.
- Position Number: P0002249
- Salary: $37, 586 - $55,627 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
- Posting End Date: Open Until Filled
- Comments: To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required.
- Special Instructions to Applicant: For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and can be faxed to 954-201-7612. On the fax transmittal, please state clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.
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.
College of DuPage: Full Time Faculty - Music (Deadline: 01 February 2019)Edit
- College of DuPage seeks full-time, tenure track faculty member to teach Music courses starting in August, 2019. Deliver Music coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Teach general education lectures, music theory, and aural skills. Lead music instrumental ensembles with a preference in jazz combos, big band, concert band
- Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising students, professional inquiry, committee work and engaging with instructional technology.
- Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends.
- Master's degree in Music Performance or a related Master's degree with 18 semester hours of graduate level credit in the discipline of instruction required.
- Expertise in instrumental music required.
- Experience in leading music ensembles required; prefer one or more of the following: jazz combos, big band, concert band, or other instrumental ensembles.
- Teaching experience required. Ability to teach general education lectures, music theory, and aural skills are required. Teaching experience in Higher Education highly preferred.
- Extensive performance record preferred.
- To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references, and a Teaching Statement.
- Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST February 1, 2019.
- The Teaching Statement must include the candidate’s anticipated contributions to College of DuPage related to academic quality and student success and meet a 2-page limit.
- A teaching demonstration will be required at interview.
- Posted to AMS-L 11/20
Collin College: Professor, Music (Fall 2019, Frisco Campus) (Deadline: 31 January 2019)Edit
- Location: 9700 Wade Blvd, Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco, Texas, 75035
- We are searching for an experienced Professor, Music (Fall 2019/Frisco Campus)
- Required Qualifications:
- Master’s degree from regionally accredited institution, indicating a major and/or 18 graduate hours in Music History, Ph.D. or DMA desired.
- Community college or university teaching experience in one or more of the following instructional areas preferred:
- Music Appreciation
- American Music History
- Fundamentals of Music
- Please include in your application materials:
- College Service/service related to discipline/teaching/students
- College courses taught in the discipline
- Professional development, presentations and publications
- A concise (no more than one page) teaching philosophy highlighting innovations and formats taught
- Current transcripts
- Candidates who have their completed materials submitted by January 31, 2019 will be given priority.
- Employment Type: Full-time Faculty
- Compensation Range: $51,000.00 - 61,845.00
- For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collin College: Professor, Music (Fall 2019, Plano Campus) (Deadline: None listed, posted 21 December 2018)Edit
- Location: 2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, 75074
- We are searching for an experienced Professor, Music (Fall 2019/Plano Campus)
- Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, indicating a major and/or 18 graduate hours in Music. Doctorate preferred.
- Preference for candidates who have community college or university teaching experience in one or more of the following instructional areas: Vocal or Instrumental Performance, Ensemble Direction, Jazz, Music History.
- Employment Type: Full-time Faculty
- Compensation Range: $51,000.00 - 61,845.00
- For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or email email@example.com.
Lincoln Land Community College: Music Instructor, Fall 2019 (Deadline: 06 January 2019)Edit
- Lincoln Land Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Music to begin fall semester of 2019.
- This position includes teaching 15 contact hours per semester of assigned classes; preparing course syllabi and lessons; guiding and assisting students; keeping accurate records of student performance and making timely submission of academic records; providing students with timely feedback; maintaining office hours; participating in departmental/institutional operations and program review; creating a learning environment that fosters student success; developing, integrating, evaluating and reviewing student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation; and contributing to a collegial and collaborative work environment.
- Starting salary is determined by education level and experience and will be between $43,578 and $78,367. The college provides an excellent fringe benefit package and is supportive of faculty development.
- Position Requirements: A master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours concentration in music is required. Individuals with an emphasis in vocal & instrumental music with high level piano skills, the ability to teach a wide range of college music classes and private applied lessons, the ability to run rehearsals and direct ensembles, and experience in on-line instruction will be given preferential consideration. Teaching experience, especially at a community college, will be viewed favorably.
- Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcripts are required for this position and should be uploaded to your application along with a cover letter and resume. If you don’t have transcripts to upload at the time of submission, you may have them mailed directly to the address below. Please send only official transcripts or copies of official transcripts. Online student records will not be accepted. For any courses on your transcripts, which may have vague or obscure titles, please provide an annotated list with a brief (one-phrase) description of the content covered in each such course.
- Please redact (black out) any personal information such as age, gender and Social Security Number from your transcripts or other documents you intend to share with us before you upload them to your application.
- Special Instructions: Please provide the names of three people with whom you have worked or trained who have knowledge of your work-related abilities. Relatives are not acceptable references. These individuals will be sent an email (immediately after you submit your application) and be asked to answer a few brief questions about you. Please advise your references that the email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Schuylkill: Assistant Teaching Professor Fine Arts (Deadline: 01 November 2018) SEARCH CANCELEDEdit
- 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: email@example.com. 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.
- 11/29 Email stating the search has been canceled ("The hiring area has asked us to let you know that they will not be filling the job at this time").
Temple College: Music Assistant Professor (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 05 December 2018)Edit
- Classification Title: Music Assistant Professor (9 Month Tenure Track)
- Min Salary: $44,625 PA
- Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s Degree with a concentration of 18 semester graduate hours in the teaching discipline.
- Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Music. Two (2) years directly related work experience and the ability to teach orchestra, applied lessons, music history, American music, orchestral literature, and string methods. Provide evidence of success in recruiting students. Provide evidence of excellence in performance and teaching.
- Campus Location: Temple
- Desired Start Date: 08/19/2019
- Open Date: 12/05/2018
- Open Until Filled: Yes
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.
Boise State University: Assistant Professor of Trumpet/Music History (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music–Trumpet/Music History.
- Job responsibilities: Teach trumpet lessons, recruit and develop an outstanding trumpet studio for the Department of Music. Cultivate working relationships with area and regional educators to promote music education, trumpet performance, and trumpet pedagogy. Teach courses in Music History in the Department of Music. Perform as a member of the Faculty Brass Quintet, which serves to recruit for the Department of Music. Participate in Department of Music activities and committee work, as load permits.
- At a minimum, candidate will have: DMA or PhD, with Trumpet and Music History/Musicology at the forefront of your curriculum and experience; ABD will be considered. Evidence of creative activity and achievement in trumpet performance. Successful experience teaching trumpet. Successful experience teaching courses in Music History.
- Preferentially, candidate will have: Successful experience teaching at the college level
- Rank, salary and benefits: Assistant Professor, salary competitive, plus an excellent benefits package. For more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/
- Required application materials: Please complete the online application, and in the attachments section, applicants will submit:
- Letter of application, indicating candidate’s interest and qualifications for this position
- CV, including five professional references with contact information
- The following application materials should be emailed to Department Chair, Dr. Linda Kline firstname.lastname@example.org
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Video recordings of recent trumpet performances (2016-current)
- Video recording of a Music History lecture
- The deadline for application and submission of documents is Jan. 15, 2019.
Brown University: Postdoc in International Humanities - Music (Deadline: 11 February 2019)Edit
- Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music with specializations in studio production and/or electronic media, focused on the aesthetics and techniques of music of the African diaspora. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of Music, effective July 1, 2019. Our goal is to appoint an exceptional music producer, composer, sound artist or electronic musician with transnational interests and evidence of exceptional artistic and scholarly promise. The ideal candidate’s work would demonstrate how diverse modes of creative practice and scholarly research may be closely entwined. Applicants from Historically Underrepresented Groups and those outside of North America are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of Music cross-listed in the Cogut Institute’s Humanities course offerings. The successful candidate will help fulfill the Cogut Institute’s mission to encourage interdisciplinary work, interrogate the impact of digital media, explore issues of aesthetics and identity, and nurture relations between the humanities and the studio and performing arts.
- The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Institute.
- Salary of $61,500 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a reimbursable research budget of $2,000 per year.
- A doctoral degree must be in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have been awarded in the last five years.
- Applicants must apply online. You will be asked to upload a letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract, and a link to an online portfolio of 3-4 exemplary creative projects. 3 Letters of recommendation will be required. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 11, 2019 and accepted until the position is filled.
- For further information, contact Todd Winkler, Todd_Winkler@brown.edu
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 email@example.com
- Qualifications: A Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university; 2-4 years prior teaching experience
Duke University: Lecturing Fellow, Thompson Writing Program (Deadline: 15 February 2019, but review begins 15 January 2019)Edit
- Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering Lecturing Fellow positions for Ph.Ds. in a broad range of humanities fields. Candidates should be interested in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experience. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.
- This year we are especially interested in hiring candidates with a Ph.D. in the following humanities fields: African and African American Studies, Archeology, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Dance, Medieval Studies, Musicology, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater Studies. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year (two per semester), with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2019. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2019. To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo ).
- You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter in which you a) outline your scholarly interests and research plans, and b) articulate your interest in the position, indicating prior teaching experience if any, and discussing what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 3) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins November 19, 2018. We will start reviewing applications on January 15; full consideration will be given to applications received by this date. Application period will remain open until February 15, 2019.
Iona College: Assistant Professor, Music Program (Deadline: None listed, posted 04 December 2018)Edit
- Assistant Professor, Music Program (Tenure Track - starting Fall 2019)
- Tracking Code: 2016379 (or 2016396?)
- Duties & Responsibilities
- Teach in four or more of the following: Music Appreciation, Practical Music Experience, Music in Film and Video, Music in World Cultures, Music History, Women in Music, Piano Instruction
- Management of The Iona College Instrumental Ensemble
- Management of Major in Arts Leadership, Music Concentration
- Recruitment and advisement for Major in Arts Leadership, Music Concentration
- Recruit music students for the Fine and Performing Arts Department by attending open houses and recruitment fairs
- Work within the Fine and Performing Arts Department in coordinating classes, developing new courses and strengthening existing courses, supporting program development, and carrying out department goals and objectives
- Create and maintain social media platforms to promote the department and the music program
- Assume department, program and college committee responsibilities as required
- Required Experience
- A minimum of four years college level teaching experience
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of music both lecture and practical
- Production and performance experience
- Experience in teaching general education classes
- Experience in teaching music history/traditions of: Africa, and/or African Diaspora, Native/Indigenous People, Asian or Latin American
- Ability to prioritize tasks, establish and meet deadlines and work cooperatively with others
- A working knowledge and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment
- Applicants selected for interview will be required to demonstrate their teaching technique in a modified class situation
- 1/11/19 Reposted both on HigherEdJobs and on Iona College website (which now has it up twice: tracking code 2016396 and 2016379.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University: Full-time faculty, Liberal Arts (Deadline: 14 January 2019)Edit
- The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the liberal arts with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning Fall 2019.
- The Liberal Arts Department develops critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills, including English as a Second Language, while fostering social awareness and responsibility in the community of exceptional undergraduate artists. Additional information about the department may be found at http://peabody.jhu.edu/academics/instruments-areas-of-study/liberalarts/.
- Qualifications: A passionate teacher and scholar, the successful candidate must be inventive, adaptable, and a proven team-builder. His or her area of specialization may be in a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, the social sciences or the natural sciences. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in his or her field, a strong record of collegiate teaching experience, and dedication to the education of a performing artists. Candidates with proven effectiveness in community college, professional school, or non-conventional undergraduate settings are encouraged to apply.
- Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of the candidate’s choosing, three current letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness through Interfolio. In your cover letter please address how you use the Liberal Arts to engage with wider audiences in your teaching and/or your research. A review of applications will begin on January 14, 2019, after which time additional materials may be requested.
- 12/11: This position is not listed on the institution's website; has anyone been able to locate the Interfolio link? Thanks.
- 12/12 The job title heading above is a link to the Interfolio posting.
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.
Seattle Pacific University: Assistant Professor of Music Education (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 November 2018)Edit
- The Seattle Pacific University Music Department seeks to hire a dynamic, vibrant, and motivated Director of Music Education. A preference will be given to a candidate with experience in string teaching and orchestral conducting. Consideration will also be given to a candidate with an ethnomusicology background.
- This Assistant Professor of Music Education appointment is a full-time (at .90 FTE), nine-month, tenure track-eligible position, to begin on September 1, 2019. This position includes the following responsibilities: Lead, coordinate, and grow the Music Education program. Teach undergraduate courses in Music Education from a global perspective and other courses in areas of the music curriculum commensurate with abilities and programmatic needs. Coordinate with the School of Education's Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Supervise student teachers. Conduct the orchestra, teach ethonomusicology courses, or teach other courses based on skills and interests.
- The successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.
- Qualifications: Doctorate in Music or Music Education, or closely related field, from an accredited institution. ABD accepted. Three years of K-12 teaching experience.
- Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with multicultural students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. More than forty percent of our students are persons of color, and a significant number of our students are first generation college students (see student profile). Thus, applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed.
- Application Instructions: This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please complete the online application, and upload the following additional items:
- Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names and contact information for three references
- Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
- Licensure documentation
- PDF file containing YouTube/Vimeo links to video of candidate teaching/rehearsing and recent performances as soloist and/or chamber musician (private files not searchable through YouTube/Vimeo are encouraged)
- If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:
- Dr. Brian Chin
- Music Department, Chair
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.
- TO APPLY: http://hr.tamucc.edu/Job_Opportunities/index.html
- To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted. A completed application will include:
- 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, email@example.com.
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.
Tulane University: Visiting Professor and Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence (Deadline: 01 December 2018)Edit
- Tulane University: Academic Centers: Stone Center for Latin American Studies
- Location: New Orleans, LA
- Open Date: Nov 20, 2018
- Description: We seek scholars who address questions of the intersections of politics and the arts in the twenty-first century. These might include literature, the visual arts, music, performance, film, and media. Applications from scholars, writers and artists who address urban and environmental issues, especially where water is an issue, are especially welcomed. Salary is $40,000 plus benefits for one semester (although stretching it to two semesters is also possible if desired). Travel and moving expenses are not supported.
- Qualifications: Minimum Associate Professor status or above and a distinguished record of publication.
- Applications must be submitted via Interfolio. Please submit a CV including contact information for two professional references, as well as a cover letter describing how residence at Tulane will aid in advancing your research.
- Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.
- 12/17 Text in bold above was added on 12/17 by a New Orleans IP address, though it is missing from the official Interfolio job posting (which is now closed, though they might still be accepting applications if you contact the department). -5120j
University of California, Los Angeles: Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies (Deadline:
01 December 2018 15 January 2019)Edit
- Job #JPF04084
- HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC - HASOM DEAN'S OFFICE
- Recruitment Period: Open October 1st, 2018 through January 15th, 2019
- 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)
- 11/26 Deadline extended to January 15
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
- Skype interviews completed, Dec 1, 2018
University of Central Oklahoma: Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor (Deadline: 07 January 2019)Edit
- Position Overview: Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.
- Department Specific Essential Job Functions: Humanities professors teach introductory humanities survey courses, which focus on cultural histories and aesthetic analysis of artistic media and ideas, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses in several areas of the discipline. In addition to teaching the humanities survey courses, the successful applicant will be expected to teach courses focused on modern/contemporary humanities. The typical course-load is 4/4 with additional service and research expectations.
- Qualifications/Experience Required: Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.
- Qualifications/Experience Preferred: A completed PhD in a Humanities discipline from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment. Demonstrated ability to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate a mix of film, ideas, literature, music, or visual arts. Experience teaching a diverse student body. Desirable areas of teaching competence or experience are: film or non-Western humanities.
- Job ID: 2018-5558
- Targeted Job Start Date: 8/1/2019
- Special Instructions to Applicants: Online application to include: 1) CV; 2) uploaded as a single document: a cover letter (2 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), and a research statement (1 page); 3) unofficial transcripts for all graduate degrees; 4) three confidential letters of reference. Please instruct senders of confidential letters of reference to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letters will be uploaded to your applications file. Application deadline is 7 January 2019.
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.
- To Apply: Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and search for the Job Number 2018-00791 to submit an application.
- Inquiries: Dr. Antoinette Freitas, Director; 808-956-0591; email@example.com
University of Kentucky: Assistant/Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies (x2) (Deadline: 15 January 2019)Edit
- The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are inaugurating an interdisciplinary major with a significant new investment by the College of Arts and Sciences, and support from other colleges and programs in the University, and we are recruiting several faculty for this growing program. We are searching broadly for scholars whose research and teaching will complement our faculty, add breadth and richness to our new major, while also contributing to their home department. We also seek specialists whose research (or creative activity) is focused on Africa, African Americans, and/or the African Diaspora, in disciplines that include the arts (including visual arts, performing arts, dance, theater, and music), the humanities (including history and particularly west African history), art history, musicology, performance studies, language and literature, film studies, digital studies, philosophy, and religious studies), the social sciences (including anthropology, sociology, psychology, and geography) and fields of business (including global finance, economics of inequality, management, and marketing). The appointment would be in the home department and home college of the successful candidate, and teaching and service would be allocated between AAAS and that home department. Candidates who have successfully developed curricula for new programs, and who have worked within interdisciplinary contexts, are especially urged to apply.
- A Ph.D. or equivalent must have been awarded at the time of appointment. Please submit, along with application:
- A letter of application
- A current CV
- A teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 1)
- Either an article-length writing sample or a documentation of a sample of work from your portfolio (depending upon your discipline). Please upload under Writing Sample.
- A one to two page reflection on commitment, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (please upload under Specific Request 2). As a program and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
- Contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information will be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.
- Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and continues until the positions are filled.
- This position is one of two being hired for African American and Africana Studies. It is recommended that, if submitting an application for this position, that candidates also submit their application materials for the second posting, found here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/207689
- Candidates may direct questions to Search Committee Chair Dr. Anastasia Curwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 12/4/18 - Rejection Received
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, email@example.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.
- 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.
- 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.
Columbia College-Kings Bay (Kings Bay, GA): Adjunct Instructor – Music Appreciation (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 07 December 2018)
GateWay Community College (Phoenix, AZ): Adjunct -HUM251-Ideas and Values in Humanities (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 January 2019)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
Missional University (North Augusta, SC): 4 remote/online positions (No deadlines listed, posted 09 December 2018
- Online Professor of Ethnomusicology (Latin American)
- Online Professor of North American Ethnomusicology
- Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: European Music Focus
- Online Professor of World Music Arts
Montgomery College (Rockville, MD): Part-time Faculty Music Instructor (Deadline: 15 January 2019)
National University (Twenty-nine Palms, CA): Part-Time Onsite Adjunct Instructor (Music) (Deadline: None listed, posted 12 December 2018)
- "National University is looking for a part time adjunct faculty to teach onsite music courses offered by the College of Letters and Sciences at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms. MUS 100: Fundamentals of Music; MUS 326: American Music; MUS 327: World Music."
Palm Beach State College (Loxahatchee Groves, FL): Adjunct Instructor, Music Appreciation (Deadline: None listed, posted 10 January 2019)
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Somerset, PA): Adjunct Faculty (Introduction to Music) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 December 2018)
- Somerset Spring 2019 Adjunct Openings: MUS 100 65 65 Introduction to Music, MW 9:25-10:40AM
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (Salisbury, NC): Faculty - Music (adjunct) (Deadline: None listed, posted 08 January 2019)
- "Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is seeking part time Music Instructors to teach in-person, lecture-based music courses including Music Appreciation, Introduction to Jazz, and/or History of Rock Music."
Roxbury Community College (Roxbury Crossing, MA): Adjunct Faculty--Music (Deadline: 22 January 2019)
- "The Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites qualified candidates to apply for an adjunct faculty position in Music starting in Spring 2019. The successful applicant will have a strong record of achievement as an artist. Candidates should have experience teaching a subset of the following courses: Choral Music, Vocal Performance, Music Theory, Introduction to Music, and World Music, among others."
South Piedmont Community College (Polkton, NC): Music Adjunct (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 07 December 2018)
- "Courses may include: Music Appreciation, Intro to Jazz, American Music, and/or Applied Music."
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)
- Music 301, Progressive Rock (Spring 2019)
- Music 301, Funk Music (Spring 2019)
- Music 402, Film Music (Spring 2019)
- Music 306, James Brown (Summer 2019)
- Music 306, Popular Music & Identity in Canada (Summer 2019)
- Music 306, Heavy Metal (Summer 2019)
- Music 306, Led Zeppelin (Summer 2019)
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 Houston (Houston, TX): Adjunct, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 29 November 2018)
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."
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD): Adjunct Faculty - Fine Arts-Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 19 November 2018)
University of Maryland University College (Online): Music as Cultural Expression, Undergraduate School- Adjunct Faculty (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 January 2019)
University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA): Adjunct Instructor, Music History (Deadline: 07 January 2019)
- "The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences-School of Music is seeking a temporary faculty member for teaching courses in the undergraduate music history sequence in Spring 2019. Posted 04 January 2019"
Valencia College (Kissimmee, FL): Part-Time Humanities Professor (Deadline: 30 January 2019)
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 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 - Tulane University: Visiting Professor and Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence
01 Dec 2018 - University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Musicology (extended deadline)
10 Dec 2018 - New York University: New York University: Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Faculty of Art and Sciences
10 Dec 2018 - University of North Texas: Assistant Professor - Music
15 Dec 2018 - Amherst College: Valentine Visiting Professor (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
31 Dec 2018 - University of Toronto: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
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)
04 Jan 2019 - The Queen's College, University of Oxford: Junior Research Fellowship in Music
06 Jan 2019 - Lincoln Land Community College: Music Instructor, Fall 2019
06 Jan 2019 - Medici Archive Project: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in History of Music
07 Jan 2019 - Cornish College of the Arts: Assistant Professor of Musicology
07 Jan 2019 - University of Central Oklahoma: Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
09 Jan 2019 - McGill University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Historical Performance Practice and Musicology
10 Jan 2019 - Western Washington University: Assistant Professor Musicology/Ethnomusicology
14 Jan 2019 - Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University: Full-time faculty, Liberal Arts
14 Jan 2019 - Texas A&M University-Commerce: Assistant Professor - Music
15 Jan 2019 - Bard College: Tenure-track Professor of Music History (Open Rank) (extended deadline)
15 Jan 2019 - Boise State University: Assistant Professor of Trumpet/Music History
15 Jan 2019 - Brandon University: Assistant Professor (Musicology)
15 Jan 2019 - Colorado College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
15 Jan 2019 - Duke University: Lecturing Fellow, Thompson Writing Program
15 Jan 2019 - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: 3 postdocs at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab
15 Jan 2019 - University of Bayreuth: Research Associate at the Research Institute for Music Theater
15 Jan 2019 - University of California, Los Angeles: Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies (extended deadline)
15 Jan 2019 - University of Kentucky: Assistant/Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies (x2)
15 Jan 2019 - University of Rochester: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History
16 Jan 2019 - Creighton University: Assistant Professor in Music
- 18 Jan 2019 - Hochschule für Musik und Theater München: Professor W3 for Historical Musicology
- 18 Jan 2019 - University of Louisville: Assistant/Associate Professor - Musicology
- 22 Jan 2019 - University of Vienna: University Assistant (post doc)
- 27 Jan 2019 - University of Groningen: Assistant Professor in Film Studies
- 31 Jan 2019 - Collin College: Professor, Music (Fall 2019, Frisco Campus)
- 31 Jan 2019 - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer in Music (Musicology)
- 31 Jan 2019 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Lecturer, Music
- 01 Feb 2019 - College of DuPage: Full Time Faculty - Music
- 01 Feb 2019 - Grinnell College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (1-year)
- 01 Feb 2019 - Oberlin College and Conservatory: Faculty in Musicology
- 01 Feb 2019 - University of California, Davis: Jan and Beta Popper Endowed Professorship in Opera
- 01 Feb 2019 - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Assistant or Associate Professor (Hawaiian Studies)
- 04 Feb 2019 - McGill University: Postdoctoral Researcher in Music Information Retrieval
- 11 Feb 2019 - Brown University: Postdoc in International Humanities - Music
- 11 Feb 2019 - College of the Holy Cross: Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Ethnomusicology
- 15 Feb 2019 - Purdue University Ft. Wayne: Visiting Instructor in Music History/Musicology
- 22 Feb 2019 - University of Pittsburgh: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Music
- 01 Apr 2019 - Norwegian Academy of Music: Postdoctoral researcher in music history/music education
- Open until filled - Broward College: Assistant Professor, Music
Open until filled - College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor of Music/Ethnomusicology (Spring 2019)
- Open until filled - Collin College: Professor, Music (Fall 2019, Plano Campus)
- Open until filled - Iona College: Assistant Professor, Music Program
- Open until filled - Monmouth University: Assistant Professor, Musicology
- Open until filled - Montreat College: Assistant Professor of Music
- Open until filled - Seattle Pacific University: Assistant Professor of Music Education
- Open until filled - Temple College: Music Assistant Professor
- 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 (email@example.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
- I'm just checking in with the Wiki and finding the many categories burdensome and confusing. If you're in the US, have no intention of moving outside of North America, and are a Perotin or Gamelan scholar, it's probably useful, but it strikes me as overly compartmentalized and US-centric (and it should be "Ireland/UK," btw). Any consideration of reverting to the old standard after this iteration? I'm about to post a bunch of positions and am strategizing if I'd like to post them in Ethno or Ethno/Musico -- since Ethno is first on this list that's my lean, but it should really be a both... ah, never mind, UK/Ireland is lower down... and actually, the positions might be EU positions not in "UK/Ireland" after all. In other words, scrolling and looking for *just the institution name* was elegant and user friendly -- otherwise, it's all control-F anyway. Thanks for your consideration! (And, regardless, thanks for your work!).
- 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.
- 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"?
- 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?
- 11/4 As a follow up, I'm curious more generally what the ebbs and flows of the job market are, in terms of the activity from search committees. I imagine TT positions and more prestigious institutions post jobs early in the cycle, and the VAPs, lecturer, instructor, and other non-TT positions appear in the spring. What months tend to have the most activity? October and March? I suppose it revolves around when search committees can actually meet to move things forward, so times like winter break are times of relative inactivity.
- 11/20 An inquiry about the Dartmouth position, for which many on here and on various social media have noted the number of applicants stated in the rejection email: 322. The ad welcomed theorists as well as musicologists, and dozens of scholars already on the tenure track were surely throwing their names into the hat. However, the number still feels much higher than anything that the Wiki, or the common wisdom of peers and mentors, has thus far suggested, at least for this writer. Does anyone know how it's possible for a single ad to receive this many applicants? Why don't more institutions state the number of applicants? Why is there so much talk of the AMS tracking the market, or of increased transparency in hiring, yet no action on this on anyone's part? Should emerging scholars just give up now, if they'll always be pitted against hundreds of people with more developed CVs? Interested in people's thoughts, especially anyone on here who's been on a committee and has an idea what exactly "the market" is and whether people just out of grad school stand a chance.
- 11/21 Great thoughts, and I sympathize with your frustration after having experienced many rejections over the course of my career. I can only address the last question with any authority. It really depends on the type of university (e.g., research-intensive vs teaching, etc.), the needs of the department (unusual curriculum? niche need?), and then the candidate's tenurability according to those needs, assuming the position is TT. A lot of fresh graduates are tenurable in 5-7 years at most places if they have a strong publication trajectory in peer-reviewed venues and/or strong teaching chops, depending on the standards. So I wouldn't give up just because you're relatively inexperienced. A solid research plan and dependable teaching are the coins of the realm--period. Communicate those clearly to the committee, and everything else is beyond your control.
- 11/24 Another voice here. I've kept an eye on musicology job listings for years, twice collecting statistics. It's been a few years and collecting the data was always 'iffy' as getting official numbers is sometimes quite a challenge. For what it is worth, the average number of applicants was 37 per listing, and keep in mind that includes small schools in rural locations. While the number attracted by Dartmouth seems high, one trend I did note was that schools in the NE corridor attracted far more candidates than schools elsewhere. Working conditions are unionized and salaries and benefits are good, plus one is near so very much. There is also the likelihood that many of us not actively looking for a position would see the Dartmouth post and consider giving it a try. These are just thoughts, so take them for the little they are worth. Also, as many of us will attest, sometimes a position seems perfectly tailored to one's strengths, line by line, yet one is in the first pile of those cut. Other times, one makes the final 3 even though the initial ad was somewhat different from the candidates area. Sometimes there is just no telling what the committee was thinking. I look back, too, at the first committee I chaired, and wonder why we instantly rejected one particular candidate who was well overqualified for the post, with numerous publications and a great teaching record. We didn't even discuss it, just moved the candidate to the reject pile. I think looking back we all saw the overqualification and assumed he wouldn't accept what we had to offer or, if he did, wouldn't stay in our area for long.
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
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: 8
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