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Jobs for 2014

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2014" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2013-2014 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2014-2015 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between July 2014 and April 2015, and can include such things as 1-term visiting professorships, temporary lecturer opportunities, etc. Listings accidentally placed here but belonging to a preceding or following academic year will be moved appropriately.

In keeping with discussion on the previous year's wiki page, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world, including but not limited to: 'non-tenure track full-time university faculty, 'full-time 'tenure track faculty, and 'full-time community college faculty appointments. 

Boston College, Assistant Professor in Musicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013)

  • Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in Western art music post 1750. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in musicology, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a well developed research agenda, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Boston College's mission. The Boston College Music Department favors an integrated approach to the discipline and places Western music traditions within a broad cultural context that emphasizes the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University.
  • While specialization in any area post 1750 will be considered, candidates with an interest in sacred music (broadly defined), and/or a willingness to help develop the department's commitment to the innovative use of digital technologies in the classroom would be an advantage.
  • Boston College is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, and the candidate's willingness to contribute to this educational mission will be regarded as an asset. 
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2013.
  • To apply, please upload the following documents to letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional materials until requested. For further information please contact the Music Department at 617-552-8720 or musicdep at Fax: 617-552-3807.
  • Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

College of Charleston, Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013)

  • Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology,
  • The Department of Music at the College of Charleston invites applications for the position Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, beginning in the fall of 2014. Completed doctorate at the time of application in Ethnomusicology or related field.
  • Preferred specialization in musics of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, or American traditional music. Experience and training in European art music and scholarship is also required. Teach surveys of world music, courses related to area of specialization, upper level seminars in ethnomusicology, and introductory and survey courses in European art music for music majors and non-majors.
  • Additional materials, including scholarly writings and evidence of successful teaching, may be requested at a later time. For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:

Dartmouth College: "Tenure-Track Professor" of Music (Deadline: 1 October 2013)

  • Dartmouth College, School of Arts & Sciences, Music, Assistant Professor of Music
  • The Department of Music at Dartmouth College seeks a new colleague to create and teach imaginative courses about the music of other times and/or places. Teaching expectations include undergraduate core curriculum courses that bring together aspects of history and literature, analysis, theory, performance, and composition; upper level courses aimed at music majors; and introductory courses that engage students intellectually without requiring specialized knowledge of music. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of music through personal practice and expression as well as an ability to draw on practices, methodologies, and ideas from a variety of disciplines across the arts and sciences. Appointment will be made at the tenure-track assistant professor level. 
  • Completed PhD or DMA required by starting date, July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.

Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) (Deadline: 28 October 2013)

  • Tenure track position in Department of Music (Jazz Studies), starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor with Ph.D. or DMA preferred, Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong jazz tradition (alumni include Herbie Hancock and Gary Giddins) and a growing interest in jazz among students. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence and experience in three main areas: 1) jazz performance/directing, 2) scholarship/classroom teaching in jazz, with possible secondary specialization in other areas of popular music, and 3) commitment to the place of jazz in a broad liberal arts curriculum. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include Jazz Band (both semesters) and Jazz History. The remaining two courses per year will be determined by the candidate's areas of expertise: possibilities include Jazz Theory/Improvisation/Composition, applied lessons, regional or genre surveys or topical courses (preferably cross-listed in American Studies or Latin American Studies). Every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).
  • In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity-of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives-as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 28, 2013.
  • Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Eric McIntyre at or 641-269-4262.

Harvard University: "Tenure-Track Professor" of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013)

  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in musicology; applicants in all areas of specialization are encouraged, in particular candidates who complement current faculty interests.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include seminars for graduate and undergraduate students as well as introductory courses for non-concentrators.  A doctoral degree in the field of musicology is required by the time the appointment begins.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than October 15, 2013:
    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Statement
    4. Research Statement
    5. Names and contact information of three references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted).
  • Does anyone have a sense of whether they're looking for a specific sub-discipline (i.e., historical vs. ethno)? The job description is extremely open-ended! (8/2/2013)
  • I believe they mean historical musicology; at Harvard, they traditionally use the specific term "ethnomusicoloy" for courses, faculty, etc. in that subfield. (That said, those lines have been increasingly blurred in that department.) Look at their current faculty for clues about subfield; my guess is that they are truly open to a range of options, or else they would have at least included a preferred era. (The Deans at Harvard are very concerned with the specific language in job postings and must approve them.) Good luck!

Kalamazoo College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 November 2013)

  • The Department of Music at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-­track position at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin in the fall of 2014. We seek an Ethnomusicologist – any field of scholarly focus is welcome – who also has significant expertise in Western tonal and post-­tonal theory; a Ph. D, or evidence of imminent completion thereof, is required.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship and teaching might resonate with an increasingly diverse student body and with interdisciplinary or experiential education programs at the College. Kalamazoo College faculty teach six courses per year, divided in pairs among three 10-­week quarters. The successful candidate would be expected to teach a lower-­division Ethnomusicology survey course, as well as at least two lower-­division music theory classes. Of the remaining three courses, two could be upper-­division offerings in areas of the applicant's interest, and one should contribute to the "Shared Passages" core curriculum (first-­year and sophomore seminars and senior capstones). In addition to a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda and substantive contributions to faculty governance will also be expected of the successful candidate. While not required, applicants who are also performing musicians are welcome. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.
  • Applications received by November 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration, with later applications considered as necessary until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with representatives from the search committee at this year’s SEM conference in Indianapolis. To apply, please visit and upload the following: a cover letter that describes your scholarly interests and your teaching philosophy, and that explains how both of these might resonate with an increasingly diverse student body and with interdisciplinary or experiential education programs at the College; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Separately, please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to with the subject line lastname_firstname.
  • If you have questions about the search, contact Andrew Koehler Associate Professor of Music

New York University: Assistant Professor of Enlightenment Studies (Deadline: 4 October 2013)

  • The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University invite interdisciplinary scholars to apply for a joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to commence on September 1, 2014. We seek to appoint a scholar in the field of Enlightenment and 18th century Studies, whose PhD might be in Comparative Literature, Philosophy, or Music, among other fields. The successful candidate will approach the period comparatively, and move among languages and fields--for instance, the literary and philosophical traditions of the long 18th century; literature and music; aesthetics; political theory; cosmopolitanism; the colonial spaces of the Enlightenment; modernity and materialist thought. We have a special interest in candidates with demonstrated strength in philosophy and literary theory.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate research programs. To be successful, a candidate will be able to design and teach imaginative and innovative courses in the field within broad, cross-cultural and historically comparative contexts for undergraduates and masters students, as well as teach advanced graduate seminars and work with PhD students in Comparative Literature.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit
    • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of up to 30 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three courses you would like to teach.
  • For questions, please contact Amber Pritchett, amber.pritchett at
    • Deadline for applications: October 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Pacific Lutheran University: Chair, Department of Music – Associate or Full Professor (Deadline: 1 December 2013)

  • Description: The Department of Music of the School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, seeks a dynamic chair with a vision to sustain and advance a widely acclaimed program of artistic and academic excellence.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    • Provide academic and artistic leadership of a vibrant and multifaceted department–oversee policy,personnel and budgetary matters. Sustain and advance program through active student recruitment and faculty development.
    • Manage a collaborative leadership environment and be responsible for:academic planning;assessment and enhancement of the program and curriculum; faculty evaluation; coordination of teaching assignments and schedules; facilities use; budgeting and allocation of resources; student advisement; annual music scholarships process; oversight of a robust international and national ensemble touring schedule; and accreditation.
    • Work collegially with in a university-wide faculty governance structure. Foster support for school - wide and university goals.
    • Advocate effectively for the department with in and outside the university both regionally and the national music community. Encourage collaborative interdisciplinary programming – within the department, school, and across the university.
    • Teach a 50% load (equivalent of three courses) based upon expertise and the needs of the department.
    • Supervise office personnel and work closely with the Dean of the School of Arts and Communication to develop additional resources.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Energetic teacher/scholar/artist with a specialty in a field of music taught within the Department of Music.
    • Demonstrated excellence as an administrator with a distinguished record of continuing research/creative activity.
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of emerging technologies for use in the classroom and in research in order to manage and sustain departmental.
  • Qualifications:
    • Terminal degree in music (PhD or DMA) and a record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity.
    • Academic leadership experience at the level of chair or a demonstrable track record of increasing leadership responsibilities required.
    • Preference given to candidates with at least three years of demonstrable administrative experience including a history of resources management, recruiting, promotion of university music programs, program development, community outreach, strategic planning, experience with national accreditation agencies, and success in fundraising.
  • Application Procedure:
    • Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement describing leadership vision and the most important issues facing music programs within liberal art institutions; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Nominations are also accepted.
    • Additional materials may be required at a later date.
    • To view complete job description and application procedures and to submit materials, please visit

Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013)

  • The Division of Music invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (position number 6357). We seek a creative scholar whose research and teaching are informed by approaches and methodologies that resonate with the global and interdisciplinary nature of the Meadows School of the Arts. Candidates from all specializations will be considered, but the department has curricular needs in topics after 1750. Teaching responsibilities may include survey courses in Western music history, music and cultural studies, graduate and undergraduate special topics seminars (including the candidates research area), and the supervision of masters theses. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Beginning August 2014.
  • Minimum qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in musicology at the time appointment begins; experience in university- level teaching.
  • Preferred qualifications: Completed Ph.D. at the time of application; proven success in teaching undergraduate and graduate music major courses; evidence of ongoing engagement in significant scholarly activities.
  • Application: Send letter of application highlighting qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Samuel Holland, Director, SMU, Post Office Box 750356, Dallas TX, 75275 or as email attachments to caroleh at We encourage digital applications.  E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, please save documents in .pdf format.  Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files.  All digital material must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.
  • To ensure full consideration for the position, applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2013 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision at the completion of the search.

St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 1 November 2013)

  • Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be to teach Western music history, including survey courses and upper level electives for music majors as well as offerings for non-majors. A secondary responsibility will be to teach courses within the music department in an additional area of expertise. The candidate will work together with the music librarian to help students develop writing and research skills within the context of the music history curriculum. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and service on music department and college-wide committees. The appointee will likely be involved in interdisciplinary teaching, for example, first-year writing.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a pedagogue of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, the candidate will demonstrate how the study of Western music history and a liberal education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through research, publication, and other activities. In addition to a proven record of success in teaching music history and an excellent professional profile, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and the college. Doctorate required; ABD considered.
  • Does anyone know if this is a new position?

Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 1 October 2013)

  • The Stony Brook University Department of Music seeks a scholar who specializes in ethnomusicology. Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or have advanced ABD status, and be well versed in research paradigms of both ethnomusicology and musicology. We welcome applications from scholars who study either traditional or contemporary musical practices in one or more world areas, and we are interested in scholars who address issues such as (but not necessarily limited to) the following: globalization and its impact on political-social structures; gender and sexuality; the impact of new technologies on expressive cultures; and the impact of cross-cultural exchanges. We look for demonstrated achievement in scholarly productivity, or the potential for future achievement, as well as a record of successful teaching experience, and the potential for broadening perspectives within a music department with an emphasis on Western, classical music. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, advising, and departmental and university service.
  • This is a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor (if holding a doctorate). Starting date: late August 2014. Salary according to qualifications.
  • Application deadline: review of files begins October 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants may complete the Academic Jobs Online application at Electronic submission of materials is preferred. Alternatively, applicants may submit a State employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three current letters of reference (or reference dossier), and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy to: Chair, Ethnomusicology Search, Department of Music, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz (Deadline: 30 September 2013)

  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia and the Southeast Asian region. The mission of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is to provide distinguished instruction in music and music-related fields as well as outstanding opportunities for performance, composition, research and teacher training for music and cultural studies. Since its inception in 1915, the conservatorium has played an important role in shaping Sydneys cultural identity. The conservatorium has developed strong ties with the citys professional symphonic life through visiting staff relationships with major professional ensembles and maintained strong links with professional music performance internationally. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located in a landmark position at the heart of Sydneys cultural precinct, close to the Sydney Opera House and surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Since 2001, following major renovation to create a facility of outstanding acoustic and architectural quality, the conservatorium is regarded as one of the finest in the world with five major performance venues and over 130 teaching and practice studios.
  • The jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is Australias oldest and most highly regarded jazz program. Entry is by competitive audition and the standard of the student cohort is universally high. Students are able to study all aspects of jazz performance and the requisite skills that inform professional practice including jazz harmony and arranging, jazz ear training, jazz history, principal study and jazz analysis. There are three large ensembles and 11 small ensembles, and dedicated improvisation classes in which the jazz cohort participate. Many of the students who have passed through the jazz program are at the vanguard of the music scene both domestically and internationally.
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and in this position you will:
    • teach music skills and music performance at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels encompassing principal study, jazz improvisation classes, jazz history, jazz harmony and arranging, and ensemble classes
    • make an important contribution to the research strengths of the faculty, including regular publications and performances
    • supervise research higher degree students
    • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic fields and with external stakeholders
    • engage with industry professionals and interested members of the public
    • actively contribute to faculty activities and academic administration
    • work cooperatively within a team.
  • To be successful in this position you will have:
    • a Masters in Music or equivalent professional experience
    • tertiary teaching experience in harmony and arranging, jazz history and music performance
    • evidence of an active research profile
    • extensive professional experience in the field of jazz performance
    • expertise in jazz composition and arranging (for Senior Lecturer level)
    • strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a range of stakeholders
    • the ability to supervise postgraduate students (for Lecturer level)
    • experience supervising postgraduate students (for Senior Lecturer level)
    • academic administration experience (for Senior Lecturer level).
  • A PhD in music (or a related discipline) is desirable for appointment at either level.
  • There are also additional desirable criteria at each level.
    • Remuneration package Lecturer: $104,644-$124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation).
    • Remuneration package Senior Lecturer: $128,185-$147,672 p.a. (which includes a base salary Level C $108,318 to $124,898 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation).
  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number (2051/1212A) for more information and to apply.
    • CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)

University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor, Cultural Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013)

  • The Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level position in cultural musicology, which we interpret broadly to include musicologists or ethnomusicologists whose research includes significant cross-cultural or cross-disciplinary components. We expect this colleague would teach large general education courses (for example, in popular musics or world music cultures), music major courses in musicology and/or ethnomusicology (the department offers both survey and specialized courses), and focused seminars supporting our Ph.D. program in Cultural Musicology. Special consideration will be given to those who can also teach lower-division integrated tonal theory/musicianship core courses.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral, or equivalent degree, in musicology or ethnomusicology with evidence of cross- cultural or cross-disciplinary research interests; record of research and of teaching in higher education.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Those with an ability to teach lower-division tonal theory/ musicianship will be given special consideration.
    • What do you think "creative work" means? On their site they request "one to three samples of creative work or writing." I've never seen this before...any ideas? 
    • I would guess "creative work" would include compositions, for those who have that background in addition to theory/history.
    • Oh duh, that makes sense! Thanks! 

University of Nebraska at Kearney – Department Chair / Associate or Full Professor of Music (Deadline: Open Until Filled)

  • The University of Nebraska Kearney. The Department of Music and Performing Arts invites applications for Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This department is in the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and includes Music, Theatre, and Dance. It offers BM degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Music Business, a BAE degree in Theatre Education; BA degrees in Music and Theatre, an online MAE in Music Education, and minors in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The department is currently staffed by nineteen full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and four lecturers. The Music program is accredited by NASM and is recognized by the university as a Program of Excellence. The Chair supervises budget, personnel, curriculum, class scheduling/staffing, student recruitment, music equipment inventories and maintenance of NASM accreditation. The Chair also represents the department to the Dean, university, NU Foundation, and the outside community. The chair will be expected to teach courses in an area of personal expertise.
  • Required Qualifications:
    • Earned doctorate in music. Academic record in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Excellent communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with strategic planning and commitment to online graduate education. Teaching expertise in at least one of the following fields: Music Industry, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory/Composition, Jazz, or Trumpet. Experience with NASM accreditation procedures.

University of Oxford: University Lecturership in Music (Deadline: 13 September 2013)

  • The University of Oxford, in association with St. Catherine’s College, proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Music with effect from 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have received a doctorate by the deadline for receipt of applications. 
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in music since 1800, with a view to complementing the teaching and research of current postholders within the Oxford Music Faculty, and with the ability to teach in at least two contrasting areas (this may, for example, include music within the Western ‘art’ tradition, interdisciplinary approaches to music studies, popular and folk musics, experimental music, and music for film and mass media). The person appointed will provide teaching for the College, in the form of tutorials, on a range of introductory (i.e., first-year) and advanced (i.e., second-year and beyond) subjects for undergraduates, and will deliver lectures/seminars and graduate supervision for the Faculty.
  • The successful candidate will have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Oxford Music Faculty in research and teaching. She or he will have a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research, or the clear promise of such achievement, and will be required to provide a high standard of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The person appointed will be expected to play a full and active role in Faculty and College administration. An interest in interdisciplinary research and a willingness to collaborate with the work of related University departments or institutes is desirable.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to the Administrator of the Music Faculty ( no later than 12:00 noon on 13 September 2013.
  • Further particulars are available here .
  • Can anyone with knowledge of the British system please help clarify whether it's really the case that this position is the equivalent of a U.S. "tenure-track Associate Professorship," as noted in the Further Particulars document? If it's a quasi-senior position, what are the chances of recent PhDs or U.S. Assistant Professors?
  • There would be no chance for a recent PhD, but an assistant professor would have a chance if s/he has a book out and a top pedigree. Oxford is known to hire nearly exclusively from just a handful of schools (their recent hires came from NYU, Columbia, Chicago, and Oxford), so if you're an assistant professor at one of them, you'd have a very good chance of getting an interview. Otherwise, it would be a long shot because they are so notorious for hiring internally. Good luck!

Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Deadline: 15 October 2013)

  • Musicology: Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2014.
  • The position involves teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in Western music history, developing topical courses for music majors, maintaining a vibrant and active scholarly agenda, academic advising of undergraduate students, and service both to the field of musicology and to the university. The candidate should complement the strengths of the Blair School's current musicology and ethnomusicology faculty. Expertise in instrumental music of the 18th through early 20th centuries is strongly preferred. Ph.D. in musicology at the time of appointment is required. Strong commitment to teaching with proven skills at the college or university level, evidence of scholarly achievement, and promise of continuing research in the area of appointment are all expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement and health/dental/life insurance options.
  • To apply, please send a letter of application which speaks to the candidate's qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, a list of at least three additional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, and one sample of scholarship. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Send materials to: Musicology Search, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (23 October 2013)

  • Tenure-track position in ethnomusicology, with specialization in the music of Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. Evidence of strong scholarship required. Ph.D. preferred; however, A.B.D.'s may apply at the level of Instructor. The candidate will be expected to teach World Music and Introduction to Music, as well as an additional course in a secondary specialty. Rank: Instructor/Asst. Professor. Start Date: 15 August 2014. Letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent publications and working papers. Stewart Carter, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Phone: 336-758-5106. Fax: 336-758-4935. Email: Salary is dependent on qualifications. Deadline is October 23, 2013 or until filled.

Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory / History (Deadline: 20 September 2013)

  • The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified teacher and scholar with a specialty in the music of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. Teaching includes undergraduate courses in both theory and music history and a PhD seminar in comparative theory. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. The teaching load is two courses per semester. This is a full-time, tenure track position, to begin July 1, 2014.
  • DUTIES: Teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in music history and music theory, special topics courses and a graduate seminar. Advising undergraduate honors theses, M.A. theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and undergraduate students (majors and non-majors). The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music Department range from an introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. completed or very near completion by July 1, 2014, and experience teaching in a college or university environment.
  • Applications completed on or before September 20, 2013 will receive full consideration.
  • For details and inquiries, please go to

Whitman College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology (Deadline: 15 December 2013)

  • Tenure-track position in music, with expertise in ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Effective August, 2014. Ph.D. required. The five-course annual teaching load will be composed of courses at all levels of instruction, including a survey of world music, regional topics courses, upper-level ethnomusicology topics, and/or direction of a student world music ensemble. Although this position is intended primarily to serve the music curriculum, preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate an ability to contribute to the broader intellectual and artistic life of a liberal arts college. 
  • All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidates teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidates interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.
  • To apply, go to, click Faculty and Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology). No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


(In chronological order; please update this when you add a new item above, and please mark expired deadlines with strikeout)

  • 13 Sept 2013 – University of Oxford: University Lecturer in Music
  • 20 Sept 2013 – Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory/History
  • 01 Oct 2013 – Dartmouth: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Oct 2013 – Stony Brook University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 04 Oct 2013 – New York University: Assistant Professor of Enlightenment Studies
  • 14 Oct 2013 – Harvard University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – College of Charleston: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 15 Oct 2013 – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor, Cultural Musicology
  • 23 Oct 2013 – Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • 28 Oct 2013 – Grinnell College: Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies)
  • 01 Nov 2013 – St. Olaf College: Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • 01 Nov 2013 – Kalamazoo College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • 01 Dec 2013 – Pacific Lutheran University: Chair, Department of Music – Associate or Full Professor
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Boston College: Assistant Professor of Musicology (1750 - present)
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Southern Methodist University: Assistant Professor of Musicology (1750-present)
  • 15 Dec 2013 – Whitman College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
  • Open Until Filled – University of Nebraska at Kearney: Department Chair / Associate or Full Professor of Music


Acronym guide

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

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