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Jobs for 2023[]

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2023" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2022-2023 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2023-2024 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2023 and April 2024, 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 previous year's wikis, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world (however, we only post international jobs which are advertised in English), including but not limited to: full-time tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track faculty, full-time community college faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty appointments. (We do not currently post listings for part-time adjunct pools, only for specific part-time/adjunct positions.)

Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Ethnomusicology and/or Musicology[]

Brigham Young University: Musicology Faculty[]

  • Deadline: 15 September 2022
  • Job Title: School of Music FT Faculty, may be filled with visitor
  • Job Classification: CFS Professorial Faculty
  • Posting close date: September 15, 2022
  • Start date of this position: August 21, 2023
  • Required Degree: Ph.D. in Musicology. Required degree must be completed by the start date.
  • Experience:
  • 1) Specialty in music of the eighteenth or nineteenth century preferred
  • 2) Record of research and college-level teaching
  • Duties/Expectations:
  • 1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history
  • 2) Offer seminars in area of specialization
  • 3) Be active in research, publication, and professional associations
  • 4) Serve on department, college, and university committees as assigned
  • Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically
  • Document(s) required at the time of application
  • 1) Attach to the application your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter.
  • 2) Attach to the application a Diversity Statement (one-page document explaining experiences and commitments to diversity in regard to scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and service engagement).
  • 3) Attach to the application an official transcript for the highest degree received.
  • 4) Include with the application 2-3 scholarly writing samples in the form of publications, dissertation chapters, or seminar papers.
  • 5) If applicant previously taught or is currently teaching at a college/university, including BYU, submit all institutional teaching/student ratings from each institution. (If teaching at any single institution was for more than three years, submit only the last three years of those ratings.)
  • 6) All materials must be received by the application deadline: September 15, 2022.
  • 7) Search committee chair is Dr. Brian Harker, 801-422-2556, brian_harker@byu.edu
  • 8/16 - FYI: BYU advertised a tenure-track position last year and abruptly cancelled the search one week after their posted deadline. Caveat emptor.

Manhattan College: Assistant Professor of Sound Studies/Music[]

  • Deadline: 10 January 2023
  • The Department of Music and Theater at Manhattan College seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Sound Studies/Music, with a start date in August 2023. The department defines Sound Studies as a hybrid area of research that is at the intersection of musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, digital audio technology, acoustical research, and contemporary sound design.
  • The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in music (musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, or performance), demonstrate excellence in academic research in the area of music and sound, and present a proven commitment to teaching and advising students. We seek faculty members with a strong appreciation for teaching and mentoring who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, to attract and retain a diverse, talented student body. Manhattan College and its faculty view research scholarship and education as mutually supportive activities. A successful candidate must demonstrate plans for research that integrate teaching and undergraduate student participation with their scholarly interests. This candidate must also be committed to the teacher-scholar model at a primarily undergraduate institution. Manhattan College music faculty are expected to maintain high-quality teaching, an active and productive research program, and apply for external grants when appropriate.
  • Interested candidates must complete an online faculty application, which will include as a PDF document a letter of introduction, a detailed curriculum vitae, descriptions of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2023 but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Please contact the Search Committee Chair at MusicProfPosition@manhattan.edu with any questions.

Stanford University: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2022
  • The Department of Music at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The applicant must have a conferred PhD in their field by September 1, 2023.
  • The precise areas of research specialization are open. We seek a colleague who will energetically partner with current faculty to serve and expand our ethnomusicology program. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year as well as the supervision and mentorship of PhD students, primarily in ethnomusicology.
  • The Department of Music, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.
  • Candidates should submit:
  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a statement of current and future research interests
  • a teaching statement
  • three reference letters
  • For full consideration, materials should be received by October 1, 2022. Questions can be directed to Professor Denise Gill at dengill@stanford.edu.

University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 18 September 2022
  • The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, in Ethnomusicology (open rank and open field of research).
  • The main criteria guiding our selection of candidates will not be based on pre-selected geographic areas of study. They will be based on the following qualifications: a scholar of ethnomusicology who has ethnographic experience and a deep knowledge of the discipline; who is making significant contributions to it, both theoretically and methodologically; who demonstrates innovative thinking by asking new questions about old or new musical practices in connection with the political, economic, social, cultural, technological, or ecological realities that inform them; and whose commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging informs their theoretical or conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches as well as their course contents and pedagogy.
  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
  • Assistant Professor: Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.
  • Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Writing sample - Writing sample, not to exceed 12,000 words.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Reference requirements: 3 required (contact information only)
  • Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03500
  • Associate & Full Professor: Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.
  • Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Reference requirements: 3 required (contact information only)
  • Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03500
  • Application Window: Open August 2nd, 2022 through Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


University of Notre Dame: Associate/Full Professor, Sacred Music Program Director, Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 31 July 2022
  • The University of Notre Dame seeks a music historian, appointable at the level of associate or full professor, with tenure, who will direct Notre Dame's Graduate Program in Sacred Music. The person appointed to this position will have a distinguished record as a scholar, a gift for and interest in teaching graduate students, and successful experience in or a strong aptitude for administrative work and collaboration within the arts. Knowledge of the musical and liturgical traditions of some period within the history of the Roman Catholic Church, and/or an understanding of contemporary issues regarding music and liturgy within the Church is essential.
  • Affiliated faculty, most of whom are also appointed in the departments of Music and/or of Theology, work with the Director of SMND to design the curriculum, manage the choral ensembles, and maintain musical instruments and facilities. The Director of SMND shares the responsibility with the Chair of the Department of Music for O'Neill Hall of Music and Sacred Music (opened in 2018), including its concert venues, classrooms, and other spaces. O'Neill Hall also houses a full-service music library. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, liaises with the development officer within the College, manages the SMND budget, and is a member of both the Dean's Committee of Deans, Chairs, and Directors, and of the Provost's Committee for Departments Chairs/School Liaisons/Program Directors.
  • The Director works in close partnership with the Chair of the Department of Music and with the professional staff of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to sustain the vibrant musical life now flourishing at the University of Notre Dame. The Director also meets regularly with the Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to advance common goals. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (opened in 2004) (https://performingarts.nd.edu) has six acoustically outstanding performing spaces, including the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, and presents top-ranked international and national performers. O'Neill Hall and the DPAC form the core of an emerging “arts corridor” on campus.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. required
  • Application Instructions: The appointment as Director will be for three years with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should upload a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation addressing teaching and research, as well as administrative abilities and experience.
  • Please do not send supporting materials in this initial stage of the search.
  • 7/15/22 Continuation of search originally started last year (original deadline was July 2021), please see last year's page for previous version of the ad).

Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 03 October 2022
  • Through the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative, Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race. Two previous rounds of this cluster hire initiative took place in 2020-21 and 2021-22. This Initiative is funded by the Office of the Provost. It is supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2), which was founded in 2019 and launched in 2020 to catalyze research, learning, and community at Washington University. Faculty hired through the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative are encouraged to become affiliates of CRE2.
  • We invite applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions across a range of fields, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity. Candidates must have a PhD or other terminal degree in a field related to one or more of the units listed above, or else complete all degree requirements by July 1, 2023. Candidates must have an active and innovative research agenda focused on race and/or ethnicity and a commitment to excellent teaching. Candidates for the rank of associate or full professor should have an outstanding teaching, service, and publication record commensurate with tenure at that rank.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at Washington University in St. Louis. Strong candidates will be required to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University especially encourages applications from women and members of minoritized groups.
  • Applications should be received by October 3, 2022, to ensure full consideration. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by this date. Additional materials may be requested upon initial review of applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement describing your commitment to and experiences with advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service, names and contact information for three references, and two writing samples. These supporting documents should not be submitted at this time, however. Applications may be submitted electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/111329
  • Department of Music, Arts & Sciences: We are seeking an assistant professor of musicology (broadly defined) who conducts innovative scholarship on issues of music, race, and ethnicity. Our search is not limited to a specific historical period or musical tradition. Rather, we seek an outstanding scholar whose work addresses race, power, and (in)justice in geographic and cultural areas that complement and/or expand upon those already covered by our faculty. This position may build upon our strong relationships with such units as African and African American Studies, American Culture Studies, and Performing Arts, or could forge entirely new connections to other units. This hire is intended to enhance our department’s already strong profile in the study of music’s relationship to race and ethnicity in global contexts. Please see music.wustl.edu for more information about our faculty and the Department of Music.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field related to one or more of the units listed above, or else complete all degree requirements by July 1, 2023. Candidates must have an active and innovative research agenda focused on race and/or ethnicity and a commitment to excellent teaching. Candidates for the rank of associate or full professor should have an outstanding teaching, service, and publication record commensurate with tenure at that rank.
  • Applications should be received by October 3, 2022, to ensure full consideration. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by this date. Additional materials may be requested upon initial review of applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement describing your commitment to and experiences with advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service, names and contact information for three references, and two writing samples. These supporting documents should not be submitted at this time, however.
  • If applicants have questions about the application process, they should contact Professor David Cunningham at david.cunningham@wustl.edu.

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

University of Pennsylvania, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies: 2023-24 Fellowship, The Sound and Music of Jewish Life[]

  • Deadline: 24 October 2022
  • The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2023–2024 academic year on the theme of THE SOUND AND MUSIC OF JEWISH LIFE. THE KATZ CENTER is pleased to announce the theme for its 2023–24 international fellowship program—the study of sound, music, and aurality in Jewish life, past and present.
  • The year has two interrelated goals: 1) to promote new research into the study of the various musical cultures that have developed in Jewish contexts; 2) to encourage explorations of the role of sound in Jewish life and culture. The first goal is an effort to build on recent advances in the study of Jewish music and musical culture from a proliferation of new sources, resources, and approaches.
  • The second goal acknowledges the emergence of sound studies as a vital area of inquiry, an interdisciplinary field that encompasses sound- and listening-related practices, the orality of oral traditions, the aural dimensions of Jewish literature, deaf culture, the history and impact of sound-related technologies, the study of Jewish soundscapes, and the linguistic study of Jewish accents, among other potential topics.
  • The Center invites applications from scholars and scholar-artists pursuing research on related topics and who are willing to participate and contribute as part of a cross-disciplinary cohort. The Center is open to proposals from a variety of fields that include musicology and ethnomusicology, the history of Jewish music or sound, literature and folklore studies, the study of technology or architecture, linguistics, the study of liturgy, relevant social sciences, and other fields as they relate to Jewish studies. Though the Center cannot offer rehearsal or performance space, we are open to proposals from applicants seeking to combine scholarship with creative and/or performance-related work.
  • Katz Center fellows are provided with the time and resources needed to pursue their individual projects (including an office, computer, and library privileges at the University of Pennsylvania), and are also expected to actively engage in the intellectual life of the fellowship community. All applicants must hold a doctoral degree or expect to receive it by the start date of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to live in Philadelphia for the term of their fellowship.

Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music: Long-term Fellowships 2023-24[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2022
  • The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to African American sacred music, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.
  • The ISM seeks to prioritize applicants for our long-term fellowship competition who perform research and teaching in the field of Musicology.
  • The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including: Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology
  • Long-term Fellowships: Long-term Fellowship applicants fall under one of two categories: Fellows or Postdoctoral Associates. Fellows are employed as regular full-time faculty or have more than six years of related experience following the terminal degree. Postdoctoral Associates have fewer than six years of related experience following the terminal degree and are not yet employed as full-time regular faculty. Each category of applicant uses the same basic application. After reading the application instructions, you can apply here.
  • The Institute also welcomes applications from a cluster of qualified individuals who wish to work on a common project as Long-term Fellows. Each person must complete a separate application and note that the application is part of a cluster. The same guidelines apply in every other way.
  • The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2022 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2023. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. The application will be available online beginning on August 1, 2022. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows -at- yale.edu.
  • The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships

Faculty positions outside North America[]

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Tenure-Track Position (Open Rank) in Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 11 September 2022
  • The Department of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (open rank) in musicology (including ethnomusicology). The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D. degree, and to advanced doctoral students who expect to be granted their Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2023
  • We encourage applications from scholars with a strong interdisciplinary orientation and with a demonstrated ability to engage with other sub-disciplines. Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising, independent and original research (including applying for research grants), and departmental service.
  • Job requirements: Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants, and should display an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and the university at large. Where pertinent, and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or joint teaching arrangement may be considered.
  • The Hebrew University’s primary language of instruction is Hebrew. However, the possibility of teaching one or more advanced courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they are unable to teach in Hebrew will be encouraged to master Hebrew during the initial years following their appointment.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for a campus visit or a visit via Zoom, which will include a job talk, an interview and meetings with department members. For further details, please contact the chair of the department, Yossi Maurey: Yossi.maurey@mail.huji.ac.il
  • Candidates are requested to apply online to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Complete applications must be submitted by September 11, 2022
  • All materials should be in English, and submitted via the following system: https://ttp.ekmd.huji.ac.il/Pages/default.aspx

NYU Abu Dhabi: Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World[]

  • Deadline: 03 October 2022
  • The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2023.
  • The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (see https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research.html).
  • Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year fellowships.
  • Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, health insurance, work/office space on campus, full access to NYUAD’s library facilities (with close connections to NYU’s main library in New York), research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.
  • We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment on September 1, 2023, pending final approval, and to remain in residence at NYUAD until the end of the academic year.
  • Qualifications: Eligible applicants will have received documents attesting to the completion of their PhDs by September 1, 2023. Successful candidates will be asked to submit these documents prior to the start of the fellowship.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Associate Professor in Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 10 August 2022
  • The Department of Music invites applications for the position of a fixed-term Associate Professor in musicology/music history.
  • Job description
  • Teaching and supervising within music studies at bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels both in and beyond the area of expertise of the applicant.
  • Contribution to establishing new research perspectives within musicology and/or cross-disciplinary music studies.
  • Contribution to the programme's research activities based on the appointed candidate's own scholarly profile.
  • Administrative tasks.
  • Teaching and supervision are primarily done in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. However, teaching in English is also an option.
  • This three-year position is a fixed-term replacement for a permanent staff member. Total work distribution will be divided between research (35%), teaching (60%) and administration (5%).
  • The applicant must have:
  • a doctoral degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent academic competence.
  • educational and research experience within areas connected to musicology and/or comparable cross-disciplinary music studies.
  • an active and growing record of scholarly achievement through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and related professional work.
  • teaching competence and experience within musicology and/or cross-disciplinary music studies. The person appointed must have excellent pedagogical competence and strong presentation skills.
  • documented comprehensive professional qualifications at an international level. Particular emphasis will be placed on the applicant's education and previous practice, pedagogical activities, research publications, experiences with student supervision at several academic levels including research supervision and professional development work.
  • When assessing the applicants, there will be a special interest in candidates who can demonstrate expertise in several of the following research and teaching areas: musicality; musicking; community music; music cognition; music psychology; music and health
  • This position complements the curriculum and research activities of the Musicology programme, which spans general music history and topics from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. In addition to specializing in the above-mentioned subject areas, candidates with additional demonstrable abilities to contribute to generalized musicology curriculum subjects beyond their research specialization area are especially desirable. Further, because of our Norwegian-language M.A. and B.A. research advisement and instruction-assessment needs, documented Norwegian or Nordic language comprehension and reading skills are quite desirable, though not a requirement, in this search.
  • The appointed candidate will be an excellent teacher who can develop and deliver teaching for core courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as contribute to the programme’s open-registration music courses that serve the university as a whole.
  • It is a prerequisite that the appointed candidate will live in a location enabling him/her/them to be present at and available to the Department. The employee's workplace is the Musicology programme of the Department of Music.
  • We desire a starting date of 15.12.2022
  • Questions about the position can be directed to: Head of Department, Nora Bilalovic Kulset, email: nora.kulset@ntnu.no, or to Head of Programme, Musicology, John Howland, email: john.howland@ntnu.no.

Royal College of Music: Area Leader in History[]

  • Deadline: 09 September 2022
  • The College is seeking an experienced musician and educator to provide outstanding leadership in music history. The postholder will oversee the BMus core music history curriculum and elective modules in historical musicology.
  • You will be an experienced educator with a strong research profile in any area of historical musicology. You will have substantial previous experience of undergraduate teaching in music history. You will be adept at using technology in innovative ways to support student learning. You will understand diverse student needs and be able to devise engaging and inclusive learning activities for students at different levels.
  • Working in collaboration with the other Area Leaders, Registry, the Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and the Director of Programmes, you will make an important contribution to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate level.
  • Closing date: 9:00 AM, 9 September 2022
  • Interview date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
  • Salary: £50,192 - £57,494 per annum
  • Hours: Part time (0.9FTE)
  • Term: Permanent
  • Available: From December 2022

University of Cambridge, Christ's College: Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship[]

  • Deadline: 20 October 2022
  • The College invites applications for a Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for four years from no later than 1st October 2023 and is not renewable. Candidates are advised that a Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career. 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 2022.
  • The Fellowship is open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subject areas: Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic; Architecture; English (limited to pre-1800 literature); Linguistics; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy.
  • Applications and referees reports must be submitted through the competition website and received by the College by 12:00 noon on Thursday 20th October 2022. Selected candidates will be invited to the College for interview on or around Wednesday 11th January 2023.

University of Groningen: Assistant Professor in Popular Music (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 14 August 2022
  • The Faculty of Arts is seeking one full-time Lecturer (Assistant Professor, in Dutch: Universitair Docent) in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures. Candidates should have a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching, experience in researching popular music, and exhibit knowledge of a range of analytical perspectives such as critical musicology and/or ethnomusicology and/or music sociology and/or practice-centred research approaches.
  • Areas of specialization are not predetermined but one or more of the following are especially of interest: hip hop, electronic dance music, rock, popular musics within and beyond the Anglo-American context, or music industry studies. We also welcome scholars specializing in music and technology within digital platforms such as modern production techniques, or the affordances of music technologies within other media such as video game sound and music, interactive and VR music videos, and AI music. Knowledge of the interrelations between popular music, new media and other arts disciplines and fields including arts criticism, film studies, theatre and performance art, and media studies is also valued.
  • The candidate’s research should indicate an interest in, and familiarity with a variety of contemporary theoretical approaches including critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sound and media studies, music and affect, and/or critical musicology. The candidate should also be knowledgeable of analytical models especially attuned to the most pressing issues and opportunities surrounding popular music, sound and media cultures. Research on understanding the relations between popular music institutions and local and global music scenes and communities is welcome, as are projects investigating music’s role in processes of identity formation within performance and reception contexts.
  • In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, a results-oriented attitude, and excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking), we are looking for candidates who have a PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields and,
  • in the area of teaching:
  • have relevant teaching experience at a university level; are excellent teachers, as demonstrated by creative, innovative and meaningful approaches to teaching and learning described in the teaching statement
  • have gained the University Teaching Qualification or are prepared to do so within a year
  • are prepared to foster inclusive learning environments
  • are demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the design and development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research.
  • In the area of research:
  • have or are in the process of establishing an excellent international research profile or set up their own innovative research line and have published with internationally recognized journals and publishers
  • have success with or the motivation and potential (through documented record of e.g., past applications) to acquire third-party funding on the national or international level (future research plans to be described in the research statement)
  • have international experience and a relevant national and international academic network
  • are able to supervise students (all BA, MA and PhD levels).
  • In the area of management and organization:
  • have excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking)
  • are expected to have or gain understanding of the Dutch language (CEFR B2 for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 for writing and speaking) within two years
  • are willing to contribute to the development of the department’s research and educational programmes
  • are able to make a constructive contribution to interdisciplinary collaboration and a collegial atmosphere within the department
  • have demonstrable administrative, time-management and organization skills.
  • You may apply for this position until 14 August 11:59 pm / before 15 August 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
  • Applications (in PDF files) should include:
  • a cover letter that explains the motivation for applying for this position
  • a full curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, taught courses, external funding, teaching qualification
  • a research plan of 1-2 pages that includes future ideas for projects and grant applications
  • a teaching statement, in maximum of 2 pages, that outlines your teaching philosophy
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.
  • The selection interviews will take place during early fall (September).

University of Helsinki: Musicology, University Lecturer (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 31 July 2022
  • The Faculty of Arts invites applications to the Department of Philosophy, History and Art for the position of UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN MUSICOLOGY into permanent employment starting from January 1, 2023, or as agreed. The appointment starts with a trial period of six months.
  • The university lecturer teaches musicology in the bachelor's and master's programmes in art studies. He or she is responsible for several musicology courses, including a bachelor’s seminar. The duties also include supervision of dissertations and research work.
  • The university lecturer is required to teach art and popular music research and to have expertise in at least one of the following research areas: music history, music analysis, music and society research, and computational music research. The applicant's versatility in musicology and art studies expertise and teaching competence is considered an advantage. Knowledge of teaching connected to the University of Helsinki's musicology laboratory is also considered an advantage.
  • SELECTION CRITERIA:
  • An appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations.
  • In accordance with the Government Decree on Universities (770/2009) teaching and research staff at universities are required to have proficiency in the language in which they shall provide instruction, either Finnish or Swedish. The language of instruction for this position is Finnish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have satisfactory proficiency in Swedish and good proficiency in English as well.
  • Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from the Finnish and Swedish language requirement of the Government Decree on Universities without a separate application. However, a foreign citizen or a non-native Finnish citizen appointed to the position must acquire a reasonable level of proficiency in Finnish within a reasonable period of time.
  • The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The monthly gross salary of a university lecturer is approximately €3,500-4,500 depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience.
  • Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Hanna Korsberg by phone from June 13 to June 17, 2022, and from June 27 to June 30, 2022. Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Anni Kauppinen by email hr-humtdk(at)helsinki.fi until June 30, 2022. In July 2022, we will not respond to inquiries.

University of Jyväskylä: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in Musicology (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2022
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies is currently seeking to recruit ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK) IN MUSICOLOGY 
  • The employment relationship will start on January 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position of the assistant professor is for a fixed term of three to five years, and the position of the associate professor is for a fixed term of five years (according to the tenure track model). At the end of the fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee's qualifications for promotion to the next level (associate/full professor). 
  • The position will be located at the research focus areas of the department, Cognitive musicology and Music, art, cultural practices as the source of wellbeing, raising and therapy. The assistant/associate professor will work at the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Music, Mind, Body, and Brain (2022–2029), nominated by the Academy of Finland.
  • The main duties include active research work, acquiring external research funding, and launching and implementing research projects.The duties also include tasks related to the under- and post-graduate levels and supervision of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses as well as participating in stakeholder collaboration and other activities in the university community.
  • Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research in the research fields described above. Merits especially in the research fields of embodied music cognition, empirical psychology of music and/or computational music research are emphasized in the evaluation. We also value high-level and international research and publications, strong methodological competence, success in acquiring external research funding, experience of managing projects and being involved them, working at a multidisciplinary research environment and, finally, experience of supervising and teaching international students. The assistant/associate professor is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Please note that candidates for the position of the assistant professor must have completed a doctoral degree within the last nine years and have postdoctoral research experience in Finland and/or abroad. Special circumstances (e.g. maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave and childcare leave, military service / non-military service, or long-term illness), extend the nine-year rule accordingly.
  • How to apply? The online application form should include (in English): 
  • Curriculum vitae, including a personal ORCID ID and composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (maximum 2 pages).
  • A numbered list of all scientific and other publications in which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merit for the position. 
  • A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications. 
  • Research statement (2-4 pages describing research merits, including external funding, and future plans). 
  • Teaching statement (a short 2-4 page description of applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, including future development plans). 
  • Societal impact statement including future development plans (max. 1 page)
  • Please submit your application at the latest on April 30th, 2022 (Finnish time) by using the online application form.  
  • For further information, please contact the head of the department, professor Heikki Hanka heikki.j.hanka@jyu.fi , +358400247417or the dean Jari Ojala.


University of Oslo: Associate Professor in Music Before 1900[]

  • Deadline: 15 August 2022
  • A permanent position of Associate Professor (position code 1011) in Music (musicology) before 1900 is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. We seek candidates who have research and teaching expertise in the study of music before 1900 and its continued relevance in the present day. We welcome applications from a wide range of perspectives within musicology—historical, aesthetic, theoretical, and analytical—as well as from those offering interdisciplinary perspectives. The ability to intersect with music’s compositional, interpretative, and performance practices is especially encouraged. An interest in, or potential to engage with, music of the Nordic Regions is also desirable.
  • The successful candidate will:
  • Have an established track-record of teaching and supervision experience, which enables them to be responsible for music history courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to cover a broad spectrum of topics within the chronological span of ca.1600–ca.1900.
  • Have an established track-record of international peer-reviewed publications and a track-record of national or international external funding or the strong potential to attract such funding.
  • The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.
  • Qualification requirements
  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within musicology or another relevant discipline. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post.
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (see more on language requirement below)
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, s/he is expected to reach proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within two years. Within three years the appointee is expected to, in Norwegian, be able to actively participate in all functions the position may involve, including teaching. The Faculty of Humanities will aid and facilitate the appointee in reaching said proficiency.
  • The application must include:
  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications)
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works
  • List of reference persons: 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation. Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.
  • Selection procedure: As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last 5 years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice)
  • Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

University of Oslo: Doctoral/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms (Feb 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 01 September 2022
  • A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1017) or a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1352) in Complex/Experimental Musical Rhythms is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.
  • The main goal of the project is to examine complex/experimental rhythms in popular music (e.g. jazz, EDM, hip-hop, etc.), including the listening experience and performers’ motivations. The methodological approach should include music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or computer-based), preferably in combination with qualitative interviews, field studies/ethnography, philosophy/phenomenology, and/or music cognition/psychology.
  • The project will be part of an overall thematic area focused on timing, expectations, and attention in complex rhythmic contexts.
  • Applicants should upload a research outline, with research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches.
  • The candidate will be supervised by Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen.
  • The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2023. The candidate will be enrolled in RITMO’s Career Development Programme.
  • For applicants to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2023. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. There might be a possibility to extend to four years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the departments’ needs for teaching, and the centre’s need for assistance.
  • Qualifications/requirements Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • A PhD degree or equivalent in musicology, music studies, music theory, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.
  • Competence in music analysis (auditory, transcription-based and/or computer-based).
  • Experience with one or more of the following is an advantage: music practice, philosophy/phenomenology, music cognition/psychology, qualitative interviews, field study/ethnography.
  • The candidate’s proposed research project must be closely connected to RITMO’s research profile
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • We offer: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: 544 400-626 300 NOK. depending on qualifications.
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. The application must be submitted by the deadline September 1 2022 (23:59 Central European Summer Time).
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

University of Oslo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500 (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 16 September 2022
  • A Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500 is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • The successful candidate will pursue postdoctoral research as part of the €2m European Research Council-funded project, BENEDICAMUS: Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500. The candidate will work as part of a team lead by Principal Investigator Catherine A. Bradley, alongside postdoctoral and doctoral researchers, an international Advisory Board, and the performing ensemble Sequentia. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish independently and in collaboration with the BENEDICAMUS team, to present research papers at workshops and international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.
  • We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specialised areas of the BENEDICAMUS project as well as its broader themes. BENEDICAMUS pursues a transformative focus on creative practices surrounding a particular moment in the Western Christian liturgy: the exclamation Benedicamus Domino (“Let us Bless the Lord”), which sounded in song several times a day from c.1000 to 1500. BENEDICAMUS undertakes the first longue durée study of musical and poetic responses to an exceptional liturgical moment, using this innovative perspective to work productively across established historiographical and disciplinary boundaries. The project encompasses half a millennium of musical and ritual activity, hundreds of musical compositions, poetic texts, and manuscript sources. It engages with the beginnings of musical and poetic genres and techniques that were crucial in shaping practices still current today, reflecting on music’s enduringly complex relationship with spirituality, ritual, and the sacred.
  • Successful candidates may have a disciplinary background in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, or theology. Ideally, candidates would already have experience in at least two of these fields.
  • Candidates are asked to provide a Project Description, in which they outline how their research record, interests, and skills align with the BENEDICAMUS project, detailing precisely their proposed research contribution(s).
  • The disciplinary orientation of the proposed research project is open, as is its methodological, reportorial, geographical, and chronological focus, but candidates should design and descibe a specific project that falls within the BENEDICAMUS project’s chronological purview (c. 1000–1500), furthering its overall aims and outputs.
  • The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and have access to dedicated funds for research and conference travel. They will participate actively in and assist with BENEDICAMUS’s international conferences, workshops, and publications. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to live in Oslo and to engage with and develop wider research networks in the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Musicology. This postdoctoral research fellowship aims to qualify the researcher for a future academic position.
  • The postdoctoral fellowship is available for an appointment period of two years. The post is available from January 1st 2023 (candidates must take up the post by September 1st 2023).
  • Qualification requirements
  • A PhD in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, theology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for research into Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500.
  • Doctoral dissertations must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline
  • Strong skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • We offer: Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year, depending on qualifications
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.

University of Oslo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Popular Music and Criminology (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 16 September 2022
  • A two-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Music, Criminology and Social Justice is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo.
  • The position is affiliated with the research project PRISONS OF NOTE: Mapping music and nuances in penal exceptionalism from the periphery, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The successful candidate will work as part of a team led by Principal Investigator Áine Mangaoang, alongside research assistants and an international scientific advisory board. We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specialised areas of the PRISONS OF NOTE project as well as its broader themes. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to publish independently and in collaboration with the PRISONS OF NOTE team, to present research papers at international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.
  • The PRISONS OF NOTE project investigates the experiences of, circumstances surrounding, and approaches to music and imprisonment in the lives of prisoners, staff, and stakeholders. It will examine the relationship between prison music – which includes music education, music therapy, music-making and listening initiatives – and the sociocultural, political, ethical and aesthetic implications of this creative practice from multiple perspectives. Using an international, comparative approach grounded in empirical research, PRISONS OF NOTE maps the nuances and asymmetries in penal exceptionalism from the smaller, peripheral jurisdictions of Norway, Iceland and the Republic of Ireland, to untangle the ways music is used – and is useful – in prison.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to Work Package 2: Supporting Music in Prisons: Prison Staff, Music Facilitators & Prison Stakeholders’ Perspectives. The aim is to provide the first nuanced and detailed understanding of the multifaceted levels of gatekeeping and politics involved in planning, delivering, facilitating, and sustaining prison music initiatives across a range of contexts (for e.g. in high, medium and open prisons, in different national milieus with varying political and economic backgrounds). The applicant is expected to detail their planned approach and methods for this research in their project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.
  • The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research milieu at the Department of Musicology and participate in its working environment and development. The candidate is expected to live in the vicinity of Oslo, Norway.
  • The appointment is for a duration of two years. The post is available from January 1st 2023 (candidates must take up the post by May 1st 2023). There might be a possibility to extend to three years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the departments’ needs for teaching, and the departments need for assistance.
  • Qualification requirements
  • PhD within an area with relevance to the planned postdoctoral work, for instance within musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, community music, criminology, sociology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for the project.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to and relevant for the PRISONS OF NOTE project
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • We offer: Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year, depending on qualifications
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.

University of Oxford, All Souls College: Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships[]

  • Deadline: 02 September 2022
  • Location: All Souls College, Oxford
  • Salary: £43,455 to £46,428 (including housing allowance of £10,047 if eligible)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Contract: Contract/Temporary
  • All Souls College invites applications for up to six Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, two in Life or Environmental Sciences, and one in each of the following subjects: History since 1800; History of Art or Music or Science (excluding History of Medicine); Mathematics; and Social Anthropology. Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2023 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College. The Fellowships are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable.
  • All Souls is primarily a research institution with particular strengths in the Humanities and Social and Theoretical Sciences, and with strong connections to public life. It is strongly committed to supporting early career scholars. The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research. But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates after 1 August 2020 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2023. (The successful candidates must have completed their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships.) Candidates must be able to demonstrate, both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers.
  • More information can be found in the further particulars.
  • The on-line application system will open on Tuesday 31 May 2022.
  • Closing dates and times for: Applications: 12noon (UK time), Friday 2 September 2022 (N.B. 7:00 AM EDT on the same date)
  • References: 12noon (UK time), Monday 12 September 2022
  • Interviews: Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January 2023
  • Elections to the Fellowships: Saturday 21 January 2023

University of Utrecht: Chair (Full Professor) in Historical Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 09 September 2022
  • The Faculty of Humanities is looking for a historical musicologist with a strong, international reputation and interdisciplinary outlook. The successful candidate has outstanding qualifications in research and teaching, is conversant with the latest developments in musicology and has an interdisciplinary vision for the field; an additional area of expertise complementing historical musicology is an asset. The chair can articulate an inspired ambition in line with the strategic plans of the department, the Faculty of Humanities, and Utrecht University at large.
  • The chair plays a pro-active, leading role in teaching and research and supports innovations in line with current national and international developments in musicology and interdisciplinary research. The chair is also expected to initiate activities that enhance the visibility of (historical) musicology in contemporary society and to play a central role in furthering the contacts of the musicology programmes with conservatoires and other relevant music institutions in the Netherlands and abroad.
  • Qualifications: The candidate we are looking for has a strong publication record, proven abilities to generate external funding, and an extensive international network. The successful candidate has specialist knowledge of specific periods or aspects of music history yet is also able to conduct and supervise research and teaching across a broad range of topics in historical musicology. In addition, we are looking for a new colleague who firmly believes in interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, and collegiality/ shared responsibility and who can inspire colleagues in musicology as well as in other fields within the department, faculty, and beyond.
  • The successful candidate:
  • is an experienced and internationally established senior researcher in the field of historical musicology, as demonstrated by a completed PhD and a substantial peer-reviewed scholarly output in leading academic journals and distinguished book publications;
  • has a successful track record in attracting substantial research subsidies from external funding bodies;
  • has substantial experience in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level as well as experience in developing teaching curricula;
  • has experience in supervising PhD candidates and junior researchers in an inspiring and effective way;
  • has an extensive network in academia and beyond, and is able to engage this network in order to develop research projects;
  • has excellent communication skills and is capable of inspiring a positive team spirit;
  • is willing and able to take on organizational and managerial responsibilities at the departmental level, and beyond;
  • is able to teach in Dutch and English. International candidates will be assisted in acquiring Dutch language skills during the first two years of their appointment.
  • Offer: We offer a permanent position with an appointment as professor for initially five years. After positive evaluation, the appointment will be turned in to a permanent one. The minimum gross salary is € 6,099 and the maximum gross salary is € 8,881 (scale H2 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment.
  • For more information about this position, please contact Emile Wennekes external link (Professor of musicology), via e.wennekes@uu.nl external link.
  • Please note that a trial lecture and an assessment can be part of the selection procedure. Candidate interviews will be held on 25 October (first round) and 17 November (second round).
  • The application deadline is 9 September 2022.

University of Vienna: Tenure-Track Professorship, Musical Cultures of the 20th/21st Centuries[]

  • Deadline: 13 September 2022
  • At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Musical cultures of the 20th/21st centuries, with a special consideration of popular music (full-time position) is to be filled.
  • We are looking for an outstanding scholar with a proven track record in the history of modern and contemporary music and a research focus on popular music. The successful candidate ideally has an interdisciplinary methodological profile.
  • Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Potential for successfully acquiring an ERC Starting Grant or an ERC Consolidator Grant (depending on career level) or comparable renowned funding within the qualification period.
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues
  • The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.
  • We offer: the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure.
  • Reference no.: 13274
  • The application deadline is 13.09.2022.

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

Miscellaneous Jobs[]

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

Augsburg University: Leland B. Sateren ('35) Endowed Professor and Chair of Music (Spring 2023)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 July 2022
  • SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: The University seeks a creative and visionary leader who will advance music's curricular alignment with university-wide priorities of social justice, urban education, diversity, and inclusion. Advocating and advancing a curricular model that honors Augsburg's legacy of engaging music majors and students from across campus, the successful candidate will proactively engage with the wider music community in collaborations and partnerships, and will participate enthusiastically in the department's goals of recruiting and nurturing diverse student participation throughout the department.
  • Teaching: As an accomplished and committed teacher, the Sateren Professor will teach one course per semester, or equivalent, in the area of specialization. The department is particularly interested in, but not limited to, candidates with expertise in diverse musics/ethnomusicology.
  • Requirements: The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader with a demonstrated and recognized record of success and achievement in music, creative activity/research, teaching, and collaboration with community and academic institutions. They will have demonstrated strengths in articulating and developing evolving models of music career and liberal arts music education in the twenty-first century. A terminal degree and/or equivalent professional experience are strongly preferred, including qualification for appointment at the level of tenured full professor, though appointment at the rank of associate professor is an option.
  • Application Instructions: Nominations, including self-nominations, should include a brief summary of the candidate's credentials and the nominee's contact information and be sent to the attention of Annie Heiderscheit, Director of Music Therapy and Associate Professor at heidersc@augsburg.edu. Inquiries and questions may also be directed to Professor Heiderscheit at 612-741-1182.
  • To apply for the position, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter and CV. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three to five current professional references. Those who advance in the search will be notified before any references are contacted.
  • The search committee's review of applications will begin July 1, 2022, with priority consideration given to applications received by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

San Francisco Conservatory: Professor, Humanities & Sciences[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 15 August 2022
  • The San Francisco Conservatory of Music seeks a full-time professor in our Humanities & Sciences department. The position will require teaching an array of courses. The incumbent’s role is to ensure that students who come from diverse cultural backgrounds acquire skills needed to support their academic work and artistic endeavors. The incumbent will participate in departmental and institutional leadership and service as needed. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to curriculum development by bringing creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking approaches to a thriving department. This position will begin in Fall 2023.
  • Requirements: Candidates should have a Master’s, PhD, or higher degree in any, or any combination, of the following History, English, Literature, Film, Foreign Languages, Classics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economic, Art, or Political Science and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. We seek candidates who have experience engaging students whose primary interests are not necessarily rooted in the subject matter the incumbent will be teaching. Promising candidates from any area of specialization will be considered. Candidates will have a strong portfolio and ongoing work in scholarly and creative activities.
  • How to Apply: We prefer to receive applications through our website. For full consideration, please upload your curriculum vitae (under "Select Resume to Upload" in the application system), a letter of application (under "Upload Cover Letter"), samples of your writing (under "Upload Additional Materials"), and the names and contact information of three professional references (under "References"). Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials upon request. Applications will be reviewed after August 15, 2022. This position will be open until filled.

University of Toronto Scarborough: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Music and Culture (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: 03 August 2022
  • The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time three-year Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Music and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and is expected to begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2025.
  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.M.A.) in music or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach in U of T Scarborough’s Music & Culture program, which comprises three areas of focus: Community Music, Music & Society, and Music, Creativity & Technology. The successful candidate would teach a combination of lecture- and practice-based courses (e.g., Foundations in Musicianship, Introduction to Community Music, and Small Ensemble: Amplified and Digital) according to their expertise.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) a complete teaching dossier that includes a strong statement of teaching philosophy linked to excellent pedagogical practice (including references to how your teaching demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion), sample course syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, and documentation of other teaching related activities (e.g. leading workshops or seminars).
  • Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact acm-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca.
  • All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 3, 2022.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Part-time / Adjunct Positions[]

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): Lecturer in Music, MUS 133b Music in Western Culture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 28 June 2022)

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS): MUSC 2355.03 History of Western Music 1750 to Present Day (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 09 July 2022)

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS): MUSC 4353/5353.03 Music Since 1945 (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 09 July 2022)

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS): MUSC 4363/5363.03 Topics in Musicology (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 31 July 2022)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 622: Western Musical Styles (Spring 2023) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 10 June 2022)

University of Toronto Mississauga (Mississauga, ON): Sessional Lecturer - ANT322H5S - Anthropology of Youth (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 28 April 2022)

  • "The course will examine one or more of the following: capitalism and youth cultures, ethnomusicology, and discourses of "youth." Topics may include North American subcultures (such as punk and hip-hop) and/or ethnographies of youth from other parts of the world."

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): CS411eA History of Pop Music Industry W23 (Spring 2023) (Deadline: 19 July 2022)

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): MU275 OC - Music of the World (Online) - (Winter 2023) (Deadline: 28 July 2022)

GENERAL DISCUSSION[]

Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2022-23 Wiki Moderator: 5120j (5120janon@gmail.com)

  • A few comments from 5120j:
  • 1. My rule of thumb for deciding which jobs to post is: "COULD an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" Not the more narrow question "WILL an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" So, this means I will post more general "humanities" jobs, and positions (mostly at small schools) looking for someone to teach music history/appreciation but also direct an ensemble/teach applied lessons/etc. (If the most important part of the job seems to be the ensemble directing/applied lessons and music history/appreciation is an add-on, I don't post it.)
  • 2. I post almost the entire text of the job ad (except in the case of part-time/adjunct jobs) so that if any changes are made later, they can be noticed and noted. The ads also usually disappear from the institution's website after the application deadline has passed, so it's helpful to preserve them here. And it's very instructive to see how the winning candidate did and didn't fit the job as it was advertised. I do usually excise the description of the hiring school/department/facilities and the EOE boilerplate, but I leave the rest of it as-is. Removing anything more feels like editorializing on my part. Change for 2023: I am only going to post the full ad for musicology/ethnomusicology jobs and will post just a shortened version for Community College, non-US/Canada, and Miscellaneous jobs, in an effort to keep the page from getting so large and hard to edit.
  • 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 and have been moderating the wiki for going on eight years.

Other Positions of Interest[]

This section is for non-academic/non-teaching jobs that may be of interest to the readers of this page. The date listed is when the listing was added to this page. Please see also the list on the Music Theory/Composition 2022-23 page.

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