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Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2019" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2018-2019 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2019-2020 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2019 and April 2020, and can include such things as 1-term visiting professorships, temporary lecturer opportunities, etc. Listings accidentally placed here but belonging to a preceding or following academic year will be moved appropriately.

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Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Ethnomusicology Edit

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 Applications received by November 25, 2018 will receive full consideration.

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

  • The Musicology area seeks a colleague to teach courses from among current undergraduate and graduate offerings and/or in the candidate’s area of expertise, and to integrate ethnomusicological and historical approaches in an environment that values interdisciplinary scholarship and hands-on performance.
  • The successful candidate will maintain an active agenda of research and publication, participate in the comprehensive mentorship of graduate students, and provide service at the international, national, state, local, and university levels to develop the field and fulfill the mission of Florida State University.
  • Qualifications: Completed Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or a related discipline at time of appointment. Demonstrated record of achievement in university-level teaching experience, record of publication and ongoing research, and service. Demonstration of outstanding scholarly potential. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Contact Info: For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Stephanie Kemp at or (850) 644-0415. For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at 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 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.

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.

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

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:
  • Applications completed on or before September 4, 2018 will receive full consideration. Apply at:

Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Musicology Edit

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

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 ( You may also visit the college website at

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 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.

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.

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
  • The Jacobs School of Music is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address how they can contribute to this goal.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 10/19/2018

University of 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 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...

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

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

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

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

Rutgers University-Newark: Assistant Professor (Deadline: 01 November 2018)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 1, 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory, upper-level, and graduate level courses, as well as providing service to the department, university and discipline. Candidates must undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.
  • Requirements: Applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching. Earned Ph.D. by September 2019 required.
  • Overview: The Department of Arts, Culture & Media is an interdisciplinary department with undergraduate degrees in music, fine arts, graphic design, art history, journalism, theater, video production, and a nationally recognized master's program in jazz history and research. Rutgers University-Newark hosts the world's largest archive of jazz materials at the Institute of Jazz Studies. With this appointment, the university seeks to strengthen the interdisciplinary ties among departments within the university, and forward its mission to provide social mobility through education to the nation's most diverse student body.
  • Posting Number: 18FA0436
  • Posting Open Date: 08/22/2018
  • Posting Close Date: 11/01/2018
  • 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.

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 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 Please consult for information on the School and its programs, or for open positions and application procedures.
  • Posting date: 08/22/2018
  • Closing date 11/01/2018

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

  • Job #JPF01810: Arts and Humanities - MUSIC
  • Recruitment Period: Open date: July 16th, 2018
  • Next review date: October 15th, 2018, Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: November 30th, 2018, Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  • The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professorship (full-time/ tenure-track) to begin July 1, 2019. We seek to hire a music scholar who navigates contemporary research issues and concerns across the Lat 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 Documentation of teaching excellence is also strongly encouraged.
  • All materials should be submitted electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT at
  • If you have questions, please contact Miguel Ramirez at

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 We invite applicants to submit up to three examples of scholarly and/or creative work at as well. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Faculty positions outside the US / Canada / UK Edit

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

  • Professor in Musicology 980855
  • The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the position of professor of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The appointment is tenured and begins on 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is based at the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture.
  • The position: The professorship comprises research, teaching and supervision within the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to developing the profile of the department’s research and degree programmes and to strengthening them nationally and internationally. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and provide leadership in relation to tasks and responsibilities within Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
  • Research: The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing the research programme in musicology. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of musicology, broadly conceived as music studies, and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, as well as external research funding.
  • Applicants must therefore be able to document original academic production at the highest international level, as well as significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within the field. Applicants are furthermore asked to state how they see themselves and the department contributing to future developments within the field and to document a solid record of accomplishment in research leadership as well as in international research funding and international research cooperation.
  • Teaching: The successful applicant is expected to take part in and be committed to the department’s teaching activities, to participate in thematic and didactic development of the degree programmes and courses, and to teach and supervise students at all levels. In this connection, documented experience of the development and administration of degree programmes and a specification of teaching competencies within musicology is required.
  • Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to recruit and supervise PhD students, and must have experience of including and encouraging talented students.
  • Knowledge exchange: Applicants are expected to contribute to knowledge exchange as outlined in the strategy of the Faculty of Arts, for instance via research collaboration with external partners, public-sector institutions or private organisations. Applicants must be able to document previous experience of research communication and knowledge exchange.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to musicology. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:
  • a record of international academic, peer-reviewed research publications at the highest international level which have contributed to developments within the field, preferably but not exclusively in one or more of the following research areas:
music aesthetics and aesthetic theory, for example the relation of aesthetic theory to issues of music analysis, historical musicology, musical mediation and music philosophy
music performance and music as a performative phenomenon, for example the relation of performance and performativity to issues of musical liveness, mediation or mediatisation, the music industry and event culture, music theatre and opera, music analysis and historiography
music didactics and pedagogy, for example the relation of music education to issues of learning, creativity and technology, socio-cultural differences and institutional contexts in musical life, issues of studying and improving on pedagogical practices, methodologically and theoretically
gender, race and sexuality, for example the relation of music and musicology to gender studies, studies of race and queer theory along with issues of gender, race and sexuality in musical life, historically and at present
music anthropology, for example developments of ethnomusicology or music anthropology in terms of theory and method in the study of changes in musical life, musico-cultural transformations or social processes; or studies relating music anthropology to other disciplinary subfields, such as music history, analysis, sociology, performance and production
  • a successful record of accomplishment in research management and in attracting external research funding within the field;
  • active participation in international research collaboration and academic networks;
  • teaching, teaching development and supervision at all levels;
  • the development and administration of degree programmes;
  • talent development, supervision of research projects and development of research programmes, for instance in the form of PhD courses;
  • significant accomplishments within knowledge exchange.
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be required to acquire sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the appointment in order to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture.
  • Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis, which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal of establishing one of the best research environments in the Nordic countries.
  • Further information: For further information about the position, please contact head of department Thomas Rosendal, on +45 8716 3025 or
  • For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal,
  • 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:
  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by: 30/08/2018

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:
  • In case of further questions, please contact Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy II, Prof. Dr. Georg Maas.

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

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:
  • 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:,tel. +358 400 247 417 or Professor Petri Toiviainen, e-mail: 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 (
  • Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Publikationsliste, Liste bisheriger Lehrveranstaltungen, Lehrevaluationsergebnisse, Kopien der Urkunden/Zeugnisse) richten Sie bitte bis zum 10.10.2018 an den Dekan der Fakultät II, Universität Siegen, 57068 Siegen.
  • Gerne können Sie Ihre Bewerbung auch per E-Mail zusammengefasst in einer einzigen PDF an das dekanat@bak.uni-siegen. senden. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Gefährdungen der Vertraulichkeit und der unbefugte Zugriff Dritter bei einer Kommunikation per unverschlüsselter E-Mail nicht ausgeschlossen werden können.

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

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.

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. 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

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

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

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

  • Job #JPF03969
  • 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:
  • Candidates should submit:
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest with special attention to the role of music performance studies in the training of today’s professional musicians and educators
  • a representative selection of publications in the area of performance studies (in PDF format)
  • links to live and/or recorded performances
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • EDI statement describing the applicant’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of professional achievement
  • names and contact information of five to six professional references. Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.
  • Application deadline: November 2, 2018

University of 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

Part-time / Adjunct Positions Edit

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.

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

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

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: 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

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)


  • 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 - Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 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)
  • 25 Oct 2018 - Christ's College, University of Cambridge: Junior Research Fellowship - Stipendiary
  • 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 - Dartmouth College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 01 Nov 2018 - Rutgers University-Newark: Assistant Professor
  • 01 Nov 2018 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois: Tenure-track Faculty, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • 02 Nov 2018 - University of California, Los Angeles: Leo M. and Elaine Krown Klein Endowed Chair in Performance Studies
  • 15 Nov 2018 - Carleton College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • 15 Nov 2018 - University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 25 Nov 2018 - Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Dec 2018 - Amherst College: Valentine Visiting Professor (Open Rank)
  • Open until filled - College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor of Music/Ethnomusicology (Spring 2019)
  • Open until filled - Montreat College: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Open until filled - Texas A&M University at Galveston: Lecturer in Music (Spring 2019)


Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2018-19 Wiki Moderator: 5120j (

  • A few comments from 5120j:
1. My rule of thumb for deciding which jobs to post is: "COULD an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" Not the more narrow question "WILL an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" So, this means I will post more general "humanities" jobs, and positions (mostly at small schools) looking for someone to teach music history/appreciation but also direct an ensemble/teach applied lessons/etc. (If the most important part of the job seems to be the ensemble directing/applied lessons and music history/appreciation is an add-on, I don't post it.)
2. I post almost the entire text of the job ad (except in the case of part-time/adjunct jobs) so that if any changes are made later, they can be noticed and noted. The ads also usually disappear from the institution's website after the application deadline has passed, so it's helpful to preserve them here. And it's very instructive to see how the winning candidate did and didn't fit the job as it was advertised. I do usually excise the description of the hiring school/department/facilities and the EOE boilerplate, but I leave the rest of it as-is. Removing anything more feels like editorializing on my part.
3. I don't have a current membership to CMS/MVL or SEM so if jobs are posted only in those locations, I won't see them. I don't think we've missed too many in the last few years though, since most jobs are advertised fairly widely.
4. My anon email is 5120janon at gmail, and I welcome comments and questions about the wiki and its moderation this year. I'm not a musicologist of any type and am not (and will not be) on the market myself, but I have a professional interest in the ethno/musicology job market.
5. NEW FOR 2019! I am going to try separating jobs into a couple categories, as other wikis do. Also, I'm going to stop posting the entire text of part-time/adjunct jobs, since this wiki always gets borderline unusable by the spring, since it's so huge.

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

  • 9/14 General inquiry: for those of us on the market, is it essential to attend AMSMT? Given the cost and timing, it's tempting to forego the trip this year, but I'm worried about missing out on some potentially life-changing prelim. interview or networking opportunity. Thoughts from those with more experience?
    • 9/17 It wasn't for me. I hadn't attended the previous national meeting when I landed my TT job. I'm not saying that you shouldn't, nor can I say definitively to what extent my situation is typical or not. If I had to guess, based upon my experience, I'd say that the AMS national conference component is more crucial to interviews for jobs where you won't be the only musicologist in your department. In positions where you're going to be the only musicologist, it seems less likely that this will be crucial to your chances. Indeed, many of your potential non-musicology colleagues might not know exactly what AMS is, let alone attend its national meeting to network with applicants. (That's not a slight. They have their own societies, in which few of us often participate.) But if you're in doubt, go.   
    • 9/18 Attending SEM was crucial to landing my tenure-track job in ethnomusicology because the department that hired me conducted first round interviews there. In my case, they requested the interview the week before the meeting. I know many departments do this at the big fall conferences, while others do "informational interviews" before applications are due. It's a very unpredictable system. I'd say that if you can afford to go even for just one or two days, it can't hurt your chances. The cost to your personal finances, however, is a different story. This year's meetings are more expensive than normal.
      • Thanks for sharing. I'm curious when schools set up these first round interviews that take place at SEM. Is a week's notice pretty typical? Also, is there any value to attending these "informational interviews"? 
        • I don't think an "informational interview" alone is worth the expense of going to to a fall conference. The cattle call nature of them can feel overwhelming. If you have another reason to go, then they can be interesting because you can get a sense of whether or not you want to apply. They can also give you a good idea of what to put in the application and the priorities of the committee. I have only been invited to a couple of first round interviews at fall conferences, and in both cases, the notice was relatively short (1-2 weeks) and the committee was prepared to do skype interviews for those who couldn't attend.
    • 9/18 Speaking from the other side of the table: our university has done AMS interviews in the past. In no case ever was anyone not considered for the job because they were not at the meeting, or there but could not get a slot. All CVs were carefully considered at home. In many cases, however, that initial contact did help weed out people who didnot move on. Only if someone really stood out as special, did it help their case. More often, that preliminary meeting kept individuals from moving on because in person they may not have seemed like a "good fit," even if their CV might have held up to the next round without the contact.  Of course, every institution is different, and thereby their approach to the matter is different, so as the previous person stated, if you think it will help do it, but you probably should not worry if you choose not to. Remember, though, those preliminary interviews may help your case, but they may also do the opposite. Food for thought.

Acronym guideEdit

CMS: College Music Society

CHE: Chronicle of Higher Education

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

IHE: Inside Higher Ed

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

AMS-L: American Musicological Society listserv

SAM-L: Society for American Music email list

SEM-L: Society of Ethnomusicology listserv

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

TT: Tenure Track

VAP: Visiting Assistant Professor

ABD: All-But-Dissertation

Wiki Counter: (check all that apply) Edit

I am a musicologist: 11

I am an ethnomusicologist: 3

I am a little of both: 4

I am a theorist: 5

I am currently in a TT position: 5

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 3

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

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 1

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 7

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 2

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: 2

I am ABD and on the market: 3

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: 15

I will respect the anonymity of the wiki and create a safe atmosphere by not trying to find out who posted what: 15

I am so deeply discouraged professionally: 5

I am unsure of whether to keep trying or cut my losses and find a new career: 4