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  • 6/2/23 Please see important announcement in General Discussion
  • 4/4/23 Due to slow page editing, I have moved Part-time/Adjunct Jobs & Other Positions of Interest to the Talk page.
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Schools with Accepted Offers[]

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Hiring Institution Type of Position Name PhD Date, Institution Degree (if known) Current Position (if different) (Sub)discipline
Appalachian State University Full-time TT Jacob Kopcienski 2023, Ohio State University PhD, Musicology Musicology
Bar-Ilan University Full-time TT Alon Schab 2011, Trinity College Dublin PhD, Music Senior Lecturer, Univ of Haifa Musicology
Baruch College (CUNY) Full-time NTT Musicology
Birmingham-Southern College Full-time NTT Joanna Pepple 2019, Florida State University PhD, Musicology Musicology
Brigham Young University Full-time TT Keenan Reesor 2016, University of Southern California PhD, Historical Musicology Assoc Prof, Southern Virginia University Musicology
Boston University Full-time NTT Erik Broess 2023, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Musicology Ethnomusicology
Bucknell University Full-time NTT Tyler Yamin 2022, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology VAP, Colby College Ethnomusicology
Cal Poly Pomona Full-time TT Kevin Green ABD, UC San Diego PhD, Music & Integrative Studies Musicology/Ethnomusicology
California State University, Dominguez Hills Full-time TT Oghenevwarho Gabriel Ojakovo 2023, University of Alberta PhD, Ethnomusicology Musicology/African Music
California State University, Fullerton Full-time TT Vivianne Asturizaga 2023, Florida State University PhD, Musicology Musicology
Case Western Reserve University Full-time NTT (John P. Murphy Fellow) Laina Dawes 2022, Columbia University PhD, Ethnomusicology Popular Music Studies
Capital University Full-time TT Jamie Blake 2022, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology Lecturer, UNC-Chapel Hill Music History/Theory
Carleton College Full-time NTT (Ethnomusicology Postdoc) Melissa Scott 2023, University of California, Berkeley PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Carleton College Full-time NTT (VAP) Victoria Aschheim 2018, Princeton University PhD, Musicology Lecturer, Dartmouth College Musicology
Central Connecticut State University Full-time TT Heather de Savage 2015, University of Connecticut PhD, Musicology VAP, Central Connecticut Musicology
Christopher Newport University Full-time TT Michael Levine 2022, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology Asst Prof, Wichita State Univ Musicology
City College of New York Full-time TT Sarah Politz 2017, Harvard University PhD, Ethnomusicology Asst Prof, University of Florida Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Clemson University Full-time TT Melvin Earl Villaver ABD, Purdue University PhD, American Studies Music/Global Black Studies
College of Charleston Full-time TT Kim Sauberlich ABD, UC Berkeley PhD, Musicology Musicology/Black Musics
College of New Jersey Full-time NTT Joanna Chang 2022, Duke University PhD, Musicology Music Studies
Colorado College Full-time TT Lidia Chang 2021, CUNY Graduate Center PhD, Musicology Music Studies
Columbia University Full-time TT Ruth Opara 2017, University of Colorado at Boulder PhD, Ethnomusicology Asst Prof, Syracuse University Ethnomusicology
Converse University Full-time TT Rachel Bani 2022, Florida State University PhD, Musicology VAP, Converse University Musicology
Cornell University Full-time TT Carmel Raz 2015, Yale University PhD, Music Theory Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Music Theory/Musicology
Cornell University Full-time NTT (Mellon Africana Postdoc) Benjamin Barson 2021, University of Pittsburgh PhD, Music Postdoc, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Music/Africana Studies
East Carolina University Full-time TT Navid Bargrizan 2018, University of Florida PhD, Musicology VAP, Valparaiso University Musicology
Eckerd College Full-time TT Ryan Lambe 2023, UC Santa Cruz PhD, Music Musicology/Ethnomusicology
George Washington University Full-time NTT Shana Mashego 2010, University of Arizona DMA, Vocal Performance & Ethnomusicology Lecturer, American University African-American Music
Georgia State University Full-time TT Benjamin DuPriest 2021, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, Florida State Popular/World Music
Harper College Full-time TT Sadie Hochman-Ruiz 2019, UC San Diego PhD, Music & Integrative Studies Asst Prof, Western University Musicology/General Music
Hebrew University in Jerusalem Full-time TT Yoel Greenberg 2012, Hebrew University PhD, Musicology Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University Musicology
Hillsdale College Full-time NTT Michael Ruhling 2000, Catholic University of America PhD, Historical Musicology Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology Musicology
Ithaca College Full-time NTT Julia Hamilton 2021, Columbia University PhD, Historical Musicology Lecturer, Columbia University Musicology
King's College London Full-time NTT Katie McKeogh 2018, University of Oxford DPhil, History Junior Fellow, University of Oxford (New College) Musicology/Book History
Kenyon College Full-time NTT Bess Xintong Liu ABD, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Musicology Musicology
KU Leuven Full-time TT (Cultural Musicology) Cassandre Balosso-Bardin 2016, SOAS, University of London PhD, Music Assoc Prof, University of Lincoln Ethnomusicology
Lehigh University Full-time TT Monica Hershberger 2017, Harvard University PhD, Musicology Assistant Prof, SUNY Geneseo Musicology
Loyola University Chicago Full-time NTT Colin Holman 1991, University of Kansas PhD, Musicology Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago Musicology/Orchestral Conducting
Manhattan College Full-time TT Suzanne Thorpe 2020, UC San Diego PhD, Integrative Studies in Music VAP, Manhattan College Sound Studies
Middlebury College Full-time TT Danielle Simon 2020, UC Berkeley PhD, Musicology Postdoc, Dartmouth College Musicology
National Park Service Mellon Postdoc Full-time NTT Rami Toubia Stucky 2022, University of Virginia PhD, Music Lecturer, WUSTL Musicology/Popular Music
New York University Full-time NTT (Global Musicology) Mario Cancel-Bigay 2021, Columbia University PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, Columbia University Musicology/Ethnomusicology
New York University Full-time NTT (Faculty Fellow) Cloe Gentile Reyes 2023, UC Santa Barbara PhD, Musicology Postdoc, Columbia University Musicology/Sound Studies
Northeastern University Full-time NTT (Freshman Experience) James Gutierrez 2019, UC San Diego PhD, Integrative Studies in Music Visiting Asst Teaching Prof, Northeastern University Music Studies
Ohio University Full-time NTT Kelli Smith-Biwer 2023, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology Musicology
Oklahoma City University Full-time NTT Campbell Shiflett 2022, Princeton University PhD, Musicology Musicology
Peabody Institute Full-time NTT (Dept Chair) Remi Chiu 2012, McGill University PhD, Musicology Associate Prof, Loyola University Maryland Musicology
Peabody Institute Full-time NTT Qingfan Jiang 2021, Columbia University PhD, Historical Musicology Postdoc, Yale ISM Musicology
Rhodes College Full-time TT Jacob Sunshine ABD, Harvard University PhD, Ethnomusicology Popular/World/Instrumental Music
Roosevelt University Full-time NTT Ashley Pribyl 2019, Washington University in St. Louis PhD, Musicology Prof of Humanities, Florida SouthWestern State College Musicology/Theater History
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Full-time NTT Joanna Bullivant 2009, University of Oxford DPhil, Music Departmental Lecturer, Univ of Oxford Musicology
Rutgers University Full-time TT Shelley Zhang 2022, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Ethnomusicology Lecturer, Rutgers University Ethnomusicology
St. Joseph's University Full-time NTT Jesse Freedman 2022, UC Riverside PhD, Musicology & Ethnomusicology Adjunct, St. Joseph's Univ Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Skidmore College Full-time TT Anjni Amin 2023, Northwestern University PhD, Music Theory & Cognition Lecturer, Skidmore College Music Studies
SOAS University of London Full-time NTT Yuiko Asaba 2016, Royal Holloway PhD, Ethnomusicology Research Fellow, Royal College of Music Ethnomusicology
Southern Methodist University Full-time NTT Eric Schmidt 2018, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology Adjunct, Boston University Musicology
Stanford University Full-time TT Ioanida Costache 2021, Stanford University PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, Univ of Pennsylvania Ethnomusicology
Syracuse University Full-time TT Cary Peñate 2021, University of Texas at Austin PhD, Musicology Asst Teaching Prof, Ball State University Musicology
Syracuse University Full-time NTT Kyle Kaplan 2021, Northwestern University PhD, Musicology Postdoc, University College Dublin Musicology/Gender and Sexuality Studies
Temple University Full-time TT Micaela Baranello 2014, Princeton University PhD, Musicology Asst Prof, University of Arkansas Musicology
Texas A&M University-Commerce Full-time TT Jessica Stearns 2022, University of North Texas PhD, Musicology Ad-interim Instructor, TAMU-Commerce Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Full-time TT (Musicology) Sarah E. Lucas 2018, University of Iowa PhD, Musicology Lecturer, TAMU-Kingsville Musicology
Truman State University Full-time TT Peng Liu 2021, University of Texas at Austin PhD, Musicology Lecturer, UT-Austin Musicology
University of Alabama Full-time NTT Jonathan Ligrani ABD, Columbia University PhD, Historical Musicology Musicology
University of California, Berkeley Full-time Tenured Marié Abe 2009, UC Berkeley PhD, Ethnomusicology Assoc Prof, Boston University Ethnomusicology
University of California, Berkeley Full-time TT Juan David Rubio Restrepo 2020, UC San Diego PhD, Music and Integrative Studies Interdisciplinary Scholar, UT El Paso Ethnomusicology
University of California, Los Angeles Full-time Tenured Joy H. Calico 1999, Duke University PhD, Musicology Professor, Vanderbilt University Musicology
University of California, Los Angeles Full-time NTT Bernard Gordillo Brockmann 2019, University of California, Riverside PhD, Musicology Postdoc, Yale University Musicology/Latin American Studies
University of Central Arkansas Full-time TT Benjamin Thorburn 2012, Yale University PhD, Musicology Assoc Prof, Chowan University Musicology
University of Colorado Full-time NTT Saraswathi Shukla 2020, UC Berkeley PhD, Musicology Lecturer, Université de Lorraine Musicology
University of Connecticut Full-time TT Janie Cole 1999, Royal Holloway University of London PhD, Musicology Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Florida Full-time TT Payam Yousefi 2023, Harvard University PhD, Ethnomusicology Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Georgia Full-time TT Jared Holton 2022, UC Santa Barbara PhD, Ethnomusicology Lecturer, University of Georgia Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Glasgow Full-time NTT Vera Wolkowicz 2018, University of Cambridge PhD, Musicology Postdoc, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Musicology
University of Groningen Full-time TT Marek Susdorf 2022, University of Oslo PhD, Musicology Popular Music Studies
University of Hartford Full-time TT Sarah Caissie Provost 2011, Brandeis University PhD, Musicology Asst Prof, University of North Florida Musicology
University of Hong Kong Full-time NTT (Society of Fellows) Sheryl Chow 2023, Princeton University PhD, Musicology Musicology/Humanities
University of Houston Full-time NTT (VAP) Jessica Vansteenburg 2020, University of Colorado PhD, Musicology & Ethnomusicology Visiting Lecturer, University of Arkansas Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Full-time NTT Megan Eagen-Jones 2016, UNC Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology Lecturer, UIUC Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Iowa Full-time NTT Zane Cupec 2022, University of Colorado-Boulder PhD, Ethnomusicology Instructor, Metropolitan State University Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Lethbridge Full-time TT Emily Gale 2014, University of Virginia PhD, Critical & Comparative Studies in Music Lecturer, University College Cork Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of Louisiana Lafayette Full-time TT Gwendolen von Einsiedel 2017, University of Oxford DPhil, Ethnomusicology Musicology/Traditional Music
University of Maryland Full-time TT Kelsey Klotz 2016, Washington University in St. Louis PhD, Musicology Lecturer, UNC-Charlotte Musicology
University of Missouri-Kansas City Full-time TT Dan DiPiero 2019, Ohio State University PhD, Comparative Studies VAP, Ithaca College Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of New Haven Full-time NTT Tonia Passwater 2021, CUNY Graduate Center PhD, Musicology VAP, William Paterson University Musicology
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Full-time TT Anna Gatdula 2023, University of Chicago PhD, Music Theory & History Musicology
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Full-time NTT Jason Mitchell 2023, Florida State University PhD, Musicology Musicology
University of North Texas Full-time TT (Ethno) Tamar Sella 2020, Harvard University PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, Rice University Ethnomusicology
University of Notre Dame Full-time NTT (Postdoc) Samantha Heinle 2023, Cornell University PhD, Music & Sound Studies Musicology/Music Theory
University of Notre Dame Full-time TT (Ethno) Jon Bullock 2022, University of Chicago PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, Yale ISM Ethnomusicology
University of Notre Dame Full-time Tenured (starting Jan 2024) Rebecca Maloy 2001, University of Cincinnati PhD, Musicology Professor, UC Boulder Musicology/Sacred Music
University of Oklahoma Full-time TT (Early Music) Nathan Dougherty 2022, Case Western Reserve University PhD, Historical Musicology Lecturer, Univ of Oklahoma Musicology (Early Music)
University of Oklahoma Full-time TT (Ethnomusicology) Maxwell Yamane 2023, University of Maryland PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
University of Oklahoma Full-time TT (20th/21st Century) Jake Johnson 2017, UCLA PhD, Musicology Associate Prof., Oklahoma City University Musicology (20th/21st Century)
University of Oslo Full-time NTT (Postdoc, Music & Nature) Sadie Menicanin 2023, University of Toronto PhD, Historical Musicology Musicology
University of Oxford Full-time NTT (Departmental Lecturer) Min Yen Ong 2023, SOAS University of London PhD, Ethnomusicology Teaching Associate, Univ of Cambridge Ethnomusicology
University of Oxford (Lincoln College) Full-time NTT Emma Kavanagh 2023, University of Oxford (Linacre College) DPhil, Musicology Tutor, University of Oxford (St. Hugh's College) Musicology
University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall) Full-time NTT Jacob Downs 2021, University of Sheffield PhD, Music Research Associate, University of Sheffield Musicology/Sound Studies
University of Oxford (Merton College) Full-time Tenured Naomi Waltham-Smith 2009, King's College London PhD, Music Professor, University of Warwick Musicology
University of Pittsburgh Full-time NTT Jay Arms 2018, UC Santa Cruz PhD, Cultural Musicology VATP, University of Pittsburgh Ethnomusicology
University of Rochester Full-time NTT Ji Young Kim 2019, Cornell PhD, Musicology VAP, Eastman School of Music Musicology
University of San Diego Full-time NTT Charissa Noble 2019, UC Santa Cruz PhD, Cultural Musicology VAP, University of San Diego Musicology
University of South Carolina Full-time NTT Emily Ruth Allen 2021, Florida State University PhD, Musicology and Ethnomusicology Adjunct, Ohio University Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University of South Florida Full-time NTT Angsumala Tamang 2012, UCLA PhD, Ethnomusicology Visiting Instructor, Univ South Florida Musicology/Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Full-time NTT Alison Gilbert 2023, University of Georgia PhD, Musicology Musicology
University of Wisconsin–Madison Full-time TT Gabrielle Cornish 2020, Eastman School of Music PhD, Musicology Asst Prof, University of Miami Musicology
Vanderbilt University Full-time NTT Kathryn Huether 2021, University of Minnesota PhD. Musicology VAP, Bowdoin College Musicology/German Studies
Wake Forest University Full-time TT Megan Francisco 2020, University of Washington PhD, Musicology VAP, Wake Forest University Musicology
Washington University in St. Louis Full-time TT Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit 2023, University of California Berkeley PhD, Musicology Global Musicology
Western University Full-time NTT Kristin Franseen 2019, McGill PhD, Musicology Postdoc, Concordia University Musicology
Western Kentucky University Full-time TT Jason Rosenholtz-Witt 2020, Northwestern University PhD, Musicology VAP, Western Kentucky University Musicology/Applied Music
Widener University Full-time TT Margaret Rowley 2023, Boston University PhD, Ethnomusicology Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Williams College Full-time TT Elizabeth Elmi 2018, Indiana University PhD, Musicology Rome Prize Fellow, American Academy in Rome Musicology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Full-time TT Lucy Caplan 2019, Yale University PhD, American Studies and African American Studies Lecturer, Harvard University Musicology/American Music

UPCOMING DEADLINES[]

N.B. For simplicity's sake, jobs with a "review begins" date but not a hard deadline are listed below with a deadline of one day before the ad states review will begin. Please review the full ad - positions may still be taking applications even if the deadline is crossed off on this list.

Jobs begin in fall 2023 unless otherwise indicated.

Schools with Failed/Canceled/Postponed Searches[]

  • 2/27/23 University of North Texas: Senior Lecturer in Musicology
  • 7/11/23 McGill University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

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[]

Alma College: Assistant/Associate Professor in Music FILLED: Justin Rito, Michigan State University 2016 (DMA Composition), Asst Prof, Northern Vermont University[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 January 2023
  • Summary: The Department of Music at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in music history and music theory. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D in historical musicology or music theory OR a D.M.A. with previous collegiate-level experience teaching music history and theory. Candidates for a faculty position should enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and be committed to undergraduate liberal arts education.
  • Teaching Responsibilities: The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for teaching music theory and music history courses required of Alma College music majors. Additional teaching responsibility could include courses of general interest to non-majors in support of the college’s First Year Seminar and General Education programs. The normal teaching load is three courses in both the Fall and Winter terms.
  • Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive scholarship and creative agenda. Service to the college through participation in student recruitment activities, committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the greater musical world is supported.
  • Application procedure: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of your research/creative activity, a statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to Mrs. Necalli Torres, Music Department Secretary, torreskp@alma.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 3/15 Anyone have any updates on this one?
  • 3/16 I did a zoom interview on 2/15 but never heard back after that.

Appalachian State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Jacob Kopcienski, Ohio State 2023[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 28 November 2022
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology or related discipline required for tenure consideration. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, and all requirements for the degree must be completed by the start date. Evidence of successful teaching experience. Demonstrated commitment or potential to contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in teaching, research, and/or service.
  • Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required): Experience in 20th/21st-century popular music styles and/or Public Musicology. The Hayes School of Music is interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment or the potential to provide leadership in teaching, research, or service that builds an equitable and diverse academic environment.
  • Teaching load will consist of sections of the undergraduate music history and style courses, team teaching a graduate seminar with a theory faculty member for performance and conducting masters students, and possible general education courses based on areas of interest. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and participate fully in the responsibilities of faculty membership, including student mentoring, curriculum development and assessment, service activities, advising, recruitment, and research with students. In the Hayes School of Music, full-time tenure eligible or tenured faculty members are expected to teach 24 full-time equivalent hours (FTEs) per academic year. A faculty member may request up to 6 FTEs annually for extensive research or creative activity.
  • Posting Date: 10/27/2022
  • Evaluation of Applications Begins: 11/28/2022
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board:
  • Cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for Five professional references
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement explaining the ways in which the candidate’s current or potential teaching, research, and/or service reflects a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If selected as a finalist, the candidate will provide examples of teaching and/or research that reflects a commitment to DEI initiatives.
  • Search Chair Name: Dr. Reeves Shulstad
  • Search Chair Email: shulstader@appstate.edu
  • Posting Number: FA00279P
  • 12/15 - Request for Zoom interview
  • 1/12 - References contacted
  • 1/24 - Invite for campus interview
  • 3/22 - Rejection email (hired another candidate)
  • https://music.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/new-faculty-and-staff

Brigham Young University: Musicology Faculty FILLED: Keenan Reesor, University of Southern California 2016[]

  • 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.

Bucknell University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 03 January 03 February 2023
  • Bucknell University’s Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, beginning in August 2023. The position is part of a multidisciplinary cluster hire focused on race, gender, and ethnicity that aims to stimulate scholarly and curricular collaboration in critical areas across the College.
  • We seek candidates with a strong commitment to the liberal arts and whose teaching and research are dedicated to critical intersections of music with race and social justice, with a specific focus on African American, African-diasporic, popular, and/or Black music cultures. The successful candidate will teach five courses each academic year, including courses in African, African American, and/or African-diasporic musics; race, (anti-)racism, and social justice; jazz and/or popular musics; cross-cultural perspectives in music; and/or other related areas, including courses that serve the College Core Curriculum (CCC).
  • Tenure-line faculty members at Bucknell are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, ongoing creative/scholarly development, and committed service to the department, the university, and the field. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and research involve interdisciplinary and/or creative work, community engagement, and/or public musicology/applied ethnomusicology; or whose methodologies and practices contribute to efforts to advance equity and social justice within, among, or across communities.
  • Qualifications: An earned doctorate (by August 1, 2023) in Ethnomusicology, Africana/African American/Black Studies, Jazz Studies, Cultural Studies, Musicology, or another related field; evidence of an ongoing creative and/or scholarly research agenda in the candidate’s area of professional expertise; experience teaching at the undergraduate level; evidenced commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from ABD candidates who will complete their doctorate by August 1, 2023.
  • For additional information and to apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy and scholarly interests; a C.V.; a one-page statement highlighting your approach to equity and inclusive excellence; and contact information for three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. All materials must be submitted online at careers.bucknell.edu. Questions about the position should be addressed to Bethany Collier, search committee chair, at bc022@bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023.
  • January 20 e-mail from chair to SEM listserv indicates extended deadline to February 3, 2023.
  • 3/24: Zoom interview

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Assistant Professor, Director of the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians FILLED: Oghenevwarho Gabriel Ojakovo, Univ of Alberta 2023[]

  • Deadline: 16 December 2022, but review begins in "November 2022"
  • The Department of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2023.
  • This is a new and exciting opportunity for an innovative developer of programs who enjoys working with a diverse student body while also building an outstanding musical enterprise focused on the African musical diaspora. As a faculty member in the Department of Music, the successful candidate will be an active member of the department in terms of teaching, research or creative activities, and service, and contribute to a collegial work environment. Evaluation for reappointment, tenure, and promotion (RTP) is through the Department of Music.
  • As Director for the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM) the successful candidate will advance the mission of the CADSMM:
  • the general study of the life and work of African Diaspora musicians in the field of sacred music, with initial focus upon the musicians of Southern California;
  • the special study of the evolution of the Spiritual within the African Diaspora musical repertoire of Southern California; and
  • the collection, preservation and performance of this music, to be housed in the Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field is required before start date.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the African musical diaspora.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated scholarship related to the mission of CADSMM.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with individuals and/or groups for effective outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects according to expected outcomes and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek and acquire external funding for the Center’s mission.
  • Ability to oversee the Center’s budget.
  • Experience directing a music-related program or center.
  • The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 2022. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than December 16, 2022.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Kathleen Janert, Search Committee Chair, CSU, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, (LCH A331), Carson, CA 90747, kjanert@csudh.edu
  • Continuation of failed/postponed search from 2020-21 and 2021-2022. Earlier iterations were for an open-rank position.

California State University, Fullerton: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology FILLED: Vivianne Asturizaga, Florida State University 2023[]

  • Deadline: 31 October 2022
  • The School of Music invites applications for a tenure‐track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching and research experience in Latin American popular, traditional, and art music; and world music. Experience in teaching art music survey courses of various historical periods to music majors is required. Applicants must effectively use current technologies in teaching and be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods. We seek applicants who can help the School of Music update its general education offerings; who study and/or teach Latin American musics; who have experience with diverse traditions, such as music of African American and/or African diasporic, or Asian American communities; and who are interested in and/or experienced with teaching large general education music courses and in online instruction.
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate music history survey courses; graduate musicology seminars; general education music classes, such as Latin American music and popular music; and other academic music classes to be determined. The successful candidate will have an established record of college- or university-level teaching, and peer-reviewed publication; will supervise undergraduate and graduate musicology theses; and will share in departmental responsibilities, including student advisement and service on committees. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed research, and professional and university service.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in musicology
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness, including use of technology
  • Successful prior college- or university-level teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching art music survey courses of various historical periods to music majors
  • Research and peer-reviewed publication experience indicative of strong potential for tenure
  • Ability to interact effectively with students and faculty in a culturally diverse university community
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching and research experience in Latin American popular, traditional, and art music; and world music
  • Conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods
  • Potential to help the School of Music update its general education offerings
  • Experience with diverse traditions, such as music of African American and/or African diasporic or Asian American communities
  • Interested in and/or experienced with teaching large general education music courses
  • Interested in and/or experienced with online instruction.
  • Please direct all questions about the position to: Katherine Reed, kareed@fullerton.edu, or call 657‐278‐5158.
  • Application Deadline: To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 31, 2022. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2023.
  • 12/02 Request for zoom interview (2x)
  • 01/29 Any updates?
  • 04/09: Job re-advertised on Chronicle Feb 27th with same text.
  • https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=710682407732192&set=a.481415627325539

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnic Studies Affinity) FILLED: Kevin Green, UC San Diego ABD[]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2022 Extended to 17 January 2023, but open until filled.
  • The Cal Poly Pomona Music Department seeks an Assistant Professor in Music specializing in African, African diaspora, or Black popular culture and music. Additional training in ethnic studies, critical race theory, interdisciplinary arts and dance, or digital humanities and technologies is desired. Musical performance experience would be an asset, but it is not required.
  • The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division classes in the music curriculum, such as American Popular Music, Jazz and Beyond, and others as they suit the candidate’s qualifications and interests. They will be expected to develop new curriculum and assist Music Department with updating and refreshing current curriculum. The candidate will also teach and develop classes in their area of specialty within the Cal State University’s new GE Area F: Ethnic Studies requirement (for more information about Area F implementation at CPP, see https://www.cpp.edu/academic-programs/undergraduate-studies/general-education.shtml). The candidate will also participate in Music Department administrative duties and will be expected to pursue and continue their own research interests through publishing/applied scholarship.
  • Minimum requirements include:
  • PhD, DMA, or equivalent in Music, Ethnic Studies, or a related field from an accredited university at the time of appointment.
  • Expertise in African, African diaspora, or Black popular culture and music and cross-disciplinary work between music, ethnic studies, or other disciplines.
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above in this announcement (1,000 word max).
  • Ongoing or clear plan of scholarly/creative activities.
  • Engagement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in research, teaching, and service.
  • Qualified to mentor aspiring scholars and community leaders
  • Ability to develop and teach a general education class that meets the requirements for Area F Ethnic Studies courses. See the learning objectives for Area F courses here: https://catalog.cpp.edu/content.php?catoid=61&navoid=4926
  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • Successful teaching experience at university/college level
  • Experience supervising undergraduate research
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Experience in music performance, music and audio technology, or field work (such as ethnographic films or videos)
  • Industry experience (such as music industry, museum work, or similar)
  • Application Process: A completed application will consist of:
  • Cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, scholarly and creative goals, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • At least two current letters of reference (will be requested after the initial review);
  • The names and contact information for at least three individuals that can serve as phone call/Zoom references (may be the same or different from letter writers);
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, official transcripts will be required of finalists).
  • Supporting materials may be requested of semi-finalists, such as samples of scholarly work: published articles, films, music, etc. Do not upload with the initial application.
  • Finalists for the position will:
  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview;
  • Final candidates being interviewed are expected to make a presentation of scholarly/creative work and a teaching demonstration to faculty, and interact with students.
  • Please direct inquiries to Dr. Jessie Vallejo jmvallejo@cpp.edu or Dr. Dave Kopplin dfkopplin@cpp.edu.

Capital University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory FILLED: Jamie Blake, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2022[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2022
  • The Conservatory of Music at Capital University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member as Assistant Professor of Music History (primary) and Theory (secondary). The successful candidate will have significant experience and a documented record of success as a teacher at the collegiate level. Salary is Assistant Professor level and dependent on the candidate's experience and qualifications. This is a 9-month contract beginning in Fall 2023.
  • Major responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach The History of Western Music I and II, Introduction to Music and Listening, Musicianship I and Audiation I. Additional responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) teaching courses according to the needs of the department or other areas of Capital University, within the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will also maintain an active profile of service and artistic activity, provide academic advisement to students, participate on committees, and provide service to the university and profession.
  • Qualifications: Terminal degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field. A prior pedagogical success in educational settings, including awareness and application of progressive methods and practices of effective instruction, and the ability to work within a highly collaborative learning environment is expected. Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment and ability to engage professionally and collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Application Process: Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) a cover letter which addresses the qualifications for the position and indicates how your teaching, scholarship, and service will support the university mission: Capital University transforms lives by empowering an inclusive community of learners through engaging academic, co-curricular, and professional experiences, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a document outlining how you would support Capital's goal of increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum, 4) name, title, email address, and phone number for a minimum of three references, 5) unofficial graduate transcripts, 6) PDFs of and/or links to representative scholarship in musicology and/or ethnomusicology.
  • Please upload all documents listed above to the drop box, when asked to upload CV on application.
  • Applications must be completed by October 15th to guarantee full consideration.
  • 10/3/2022: Zoom interview requested.
  • 11/1: invitation to campus
  • 01/20: Received rejection letter; candidate has been offered position and accepted

Central Connecticut State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Heather de Savage, University of Connecticut 2015[]

  • Deadline: 03 February 2023
  • Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music beginning in academic year 2023-2024. Responsibilities include teaching all three semesters of the music history sequence required in the music major, additional music history courses for majors, and general education courses for non-majors.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or DMA in Musicology or related discipline completed by date of appointment (ABD candidates will be considered if they provide evidence of anticipated completion of doctorate by December 31, 2023)
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching music history at the university level, with additional preference for candidates with a range of experience encompassing courses for majors and non-majors. Demonstrated experience with curriculum development in the field of music. Scholarly presentations and publications appropriate to the field of musicology.
  • Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2023. To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their email address and telephone numbers.
  • For ABD candidates, include a letter from your dissertation advisor stating anticipated date of completion in this document.
  • Semi-finalist candidates will be contacted for examples of audio/video recordings of class instruction.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Charles Menoche Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2904 or menochec@ccsu.edu.
  • 4/4: Any updates here?
  • 5/4 Request for additional materials (x3)
  • From theory wiki: 5/9 From HR: "Music has three open positions and they received hundreds of applications and no one has been hired yet for the Music positions. Our last update about the Music recruitments was that interviews are in progress."
  • Request for zoom interview 5/24
  • 6/23 any updates/movement here?
  • 7/27: received email saying that the search committee has "identified candidates whose experiences and qualifications more closely match [their] needs."
  • 7/27 received similar e-mail (with letter signed by chair): not sure what their "needs" were... guess they're looking for a unicorn.
  • Hire has been completed: https://www.instagram.com/p/CvNbP2BuK-_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Michael Levine, UNC-Chapel Hill 2022[]

  • Deadline: 17 April 2023
  • The Department of Performing Arts at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Musicology, effective August, 2023. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. Applicants should possess expertise in one or more of the following: global, popular and Western music traditions. Teaching responsibilities include a three-semester sequence which currently focuses on Western music history, a global perspectives course, music bibliography, a seminar of rotating topics, and other courses related to the applicant’s areas of expertise. This position will entail curriculum development as the department transitions to focus more upon underrepresented areas of music, such as global and popular music traditions. Service opportunities associated with this position include supervising the BA Music Studies degree program, coordinating a funded lecture on a tri-annual basis, and creating and administering the Music History Exit Exam required of all music majors. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.
  • A doctorate in music history or musicology, or any other closely related field, is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank, and/or ABD candidates who will not hold a doctorate by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
  • To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu).
  • Review of applications will begin at 11:59 PM ET on April 17, 2023.
  • 6/15: Automated HR email that position was filled.

City College of New York: Assistant Professor - Music FILLED: Sarah Politz, Harvard University 2017[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 31 January 2023
  • The Department of Music at City College of New York (CCNY) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Music. This position is designed to bolster the breadth of faculty research, especially in Ethnomusicological or Historical Musicological areas, and to increase full-time faculty diversity within the department and university.
  • The Assistant Professor will have an annual 18-hour teaching load involving online and in-person courses primarily serving majors in the B.A. in Popular Music Studies degree and non-majors. B.A. major courses will involve electives and topics related to popular music, while non-major teaching will involve overseeing and teaching Music 102: Introduction to World Music. The Assistant Professor will be a member of the Music Department and will serve on departmental and college-wide committees. Assistant Professors at CCNY become eligible for tenure and promotion after 7 years of continuous full-time service in the title of Assistant Professor.
  • The committee is particularly interested in candidates whose research intersects with the upcoming initiative at CCNY, Harlem 2032. Harlem 2032 is a college-wide, inter-disciplinary program to address issues of equity, social justice, and climate resilience in Harlem. Candidates whose work addresses the music culture and issues of equity and social justice in Harlem are especially invited to apply. All research areas related to popular music will be considered.
  • Minimum Qualification: A Ph.D. degree in Music
  • Preferred Qualifications: Two years of successful teaching at the college level. Proficiency with musical and instructional technologies, especially online instruction. Popular music topics and contemporary practice. Preference will be given to applicants whose work intersects with Harlem 2032
  • Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:
  • (1) Cover Letter
  • (2) Curriculum Vitae
  • (3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • (4) Names and contact information for three professional references
  • CLOSING DATE: Ope until filled with review of applications to begin on January 31, 2023
  • Salary Range : $52,267 - $86,645
  • 3/2: any updates?
  • 3/14: earth to CUNY?
  • 03/20: Invitation for zoom interview
  • 5/9: Updates?

College of Charleston: Assistant Professor of Music (Black American and/or Afro-diasporic Musics) FILLED: Carlos Brown, University of Cincinnati 2019 (DMA Choral Conducting & Sacred Music) AND Kim Sauberlich, UC Berkeley ABD (PhD Musicology)[]

  • Deadline: 28 November 2022
  • The College of Charleston Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music, with a focus on Black American and/or Afro-diasporic Music, beginning August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will develop courses on Black American musics that fulfill the College’s Race, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum requirement. Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and interests. Candidates with multiple and/or interdisciplinary areas of expertise are welcome.
  • Responsibilities of every faculty member include a commitment to teaching excellence, maintaining an outstanding program of research, performance, and/or creative activity, and providing service to the Department and College. For faculty members with an active research program, the ordinary teaching assignment is 3/3.
  • Qualifications: Terminal degree in music or related field by August 16, 2023 or equivalent professional experience. Evidence of successful teaching at the *Please submit cover letter, CV, list of 3 references, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy and interests, and a one-page statement indicating your ability to contribute to the College’s commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Posting Date: 09/15/2022
  • Closing Date: 11/28/2022
  • Continuation of failed/postponed search from last year: Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22
  • Request for more materials: 12/7/2022
  • 1/13: Zoom interview invite
  • http://blogs.cofc.edu/sota/2023/07/07/new-choral-director/

Colorado College: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Lidia Chang, CUNY Graduate Center 2021[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2022
  • Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track professor in the Department of Music for the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek a teacher-scholar, with a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts pedagogy. The successful candidate’s work in these areas will draw on current critical and decolonial approaches to music studies, engaging multi-perspectival methodologies. These could include historical, contemporary, creative, performance, theoretical, and/or musicological practices. Beyond our departmental offerings, candidates should have an interest in developing curricula for our college-wide interdisciplinary and General Education programs, as well as implementing experimental, experiential, participatory, collaborative, and/or community-based pedagogies. The successful candidate will help advance the college’s commitment to antiracism.
  • The College actively promotes a dynamic, inclusive and antiracist environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in a dedicated Antiracism/DEI statement based on specific examples of past, present, and future efforts.
  • One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan and candidates are encouraged to explore the opportunities this academic schedule affords for both teaching and research. For more information, consult the departmental web page. In addition to its salary compensation and competitive benefits package, the college supports scholarly and creative activity via start-up research funds, a generous sabbatical program, funds for travel to conferences, and internal grant opportunities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A PhD is required, but ABD will be considered if the degree is completed by the start of employment.
  • Applications should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter discussing “why Colorado College?” as well as anticipated contributions to the music department and college community; 2) a teaching philosophy statement; 3) a research statement; 4) an antiracism/DEI statement; 5) a curriculum vitae; and 6) contact information for three references.
  • Additional materials will be requested of candidates that move forward, including sample syllabi, samples of scholarly work, graduate transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation. References will not be asked for a letter of recommendation unless the applicant is moving forward in the process.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Address inquiries to Ryan Bañagale, Department of Music at rbanagale@coloradocollege.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 10/10 "A cover letter discussing 'Why Colorado College?'" What is this, a middle school club? How infantilizing.
  • 10/11 Why Colorado College? Because Colorado College is the bestest most specialist SLAC and I'd die - I'd really just die- to be part of this super super special community!
  • 10/17 Why Colorado College? Because there is a tenure-track job available and the market is saturated with qualified but unemployed PhDs. Institutions that ask this question are totally ignorant about the current state of the market.
  • 10/21 - Colorado College alum here: echoing 10/11 commenter, CC is a truely unique SLAC. If the request is offputting, then don't apply.  ;-) Seriously though, knowing the faculty in the department, the last thing they would want is to be is infantilizing or convey ignorance of the market. In fact, I read this quesiton as the opposite. It is a unique environment, with the block plan, their wholistic approach to antiracism, and their actual work to decolonize study areas across the college. They want applicants to consider all of that from the start.
    • 10/21 (2) Please refer to explanation from 10/17 as to why CC's requirement- as well as your statement, I might add- ("if the request is offputting, then don't apply"), warrants contempt.
    • 10/22 If you were to ask someone from CC what they're doing here, they'd probably say something like "Look, we want people who really want to be here, but due to the state of the market we get applicants who would rather be at an R1. We think the best way to sort them out is to make everyone write 500 words of flattery, and throw out the ones who seem insufficiently self-abasing." But I worry the real motivation is that they enjoy being flattered. Juilliard would never ask you to write "why Juilliard"--they *know* that they're "super super special," and don't need the reassurance.
  • 10/22 (3): This requirement seems as if it is simply expecting applicants to engage in a somewhat more extended version of the "tailoring" paragraph that goes into all cover letters. It doesn't seem especially outlandish or patronizing. One would expect that all applications are "tailored" to some extent. **10/22 (4)I've found this dialogue interesting, as I too felt my heart drop when I read the "addresing why Coloroado College" part. It's true we must debase ourselves to some degree with all such applications, so I think this point is useful; the difference here is possibly superficial, only some searches do not ask explictly that applicants prostrate themselves. Above message from "CC alum" (10/21) does give pause though. It is of course possible that this self-identified 'anti-colonial' SLAC is more toxic than others.
  • 10/22 (5): and what about the “show us how you are anti-racist, anti-colonial, etc.” for an institution that is 60%+ white and where 46% of students are on no financial aid at all (google the student demographics). Sounds like the kind of place rich white kids pretend to care about social issues and out of touch faculty indulge their performative antics.
  • 10/26 "Sounds like the kind of place rich white kids pretend to care about social issues and out of touch faculty indulge their performative antics." So... a SLAC?  :) In fairness to the committee, this language may not be theirs but a decree from HR or other Lords of Administration. I think the broader issue for all jobs is expecting candidates to do super tailoring when knowing anything beyond a college's basic organization and its corporte branding (non-profit, of course!) is impossible unless you already work there or know someone who does. But the highly specific and yes, infantilizing demand of this ad at the very least suggests that whoever gets the job will be expected to do a good amount of public rainbows and sunshine cheerleading for their employer. Apply at your own risk?
  • 12/4 any updates here?
  • https://gcmusic.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2023/05/09/congratulations-to-musicologist-lidia-chang-ph-d-2021/

Columbia University: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology FILLED: Ruth Opara, University of Colorado-Boulder 2017[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 15 November 2022
  • The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Ethnomusicology to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD by the time of appointment. The responsibilities of the position include research and publication, graduate and undergraduate teaching, contributing to the programming and development of the Center for Ethnomusicology, and participating in departmental service. We seek a colleague whose work will complement our current strengths; the area of specialization is open.
  • Qualifications: PhD. Candidates must demonstrate excellent promise for future development as scholars and teachers.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching experience and research interests, a statement describing how your scholarship, teaching, and/or service contribute to building and supporting diverse communities, contact information for three referees, and one writing sample of no more than 65 pages. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 2/2 - any updates here?
  • https://music.columbia.edu/news/dr-ruth-opara-to-join-columbia-ethnomusicology-faculty-as-assistant-professor-in

Converse University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Rachel Bani, Florida State University 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 February 2023
  • Converse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Musicology position to begin in the fall of 2023. Candidates should hold a PhD in music history or musicology. University-level teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be a scholar active in ongoing research and publication in their field.
  • Converse maintains a robust music history curriculum that includes a 2-year undergraduate music history sequence, upper-level and graduate special topics and repertoire courses, a variety of music history and literature courses for the general student population, and occasional team-taught interdisciplinary courses for honors students. The successful candidate will teach across this curriculum; other duties will vary depending on the candidate's particular skills and experience.
  • Visit www.converse.edu/employment for more information and online application. Documents to be uploaded will include a cover letter, CV, and a list of four references. Additionally, applicants should share their experience with, record of, or interest in supporting today's new majority students, which should be included in the cover letter. For questions concerning the position, contact Dr. Valerie MacPhail, chair of the Search Committee, Petrie School of Music, Converse University, at Valerie.macphail@converse.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin Feb 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 4/4: Any movement here?

Cornell University: Assistant Professor, Musicology/Music Theory FILLED: Carmel Raz, Yale University 2015 (Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 October 2022
  • The Cornell University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in musicology/music theory. The appointment will commence July 1, 2023.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctorate (or equivalent professional accomplishment) and cultivate broad scholarly interests in music theory and other disciplines, including (but not limited to) vernacular musics, global histories, histories of theory, music and media, and music cognition. Evidence of scholarly potential, with the promise of establishing an international reputation, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.
  • At Cornell, musicology and music theory are part of the broader study of music and sound at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Our department values historical, ethnographic, and philosophical approaches informed by music-making and performance, cultural and critical theories, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the materials and techniques curriculum, and will be able to foster connections to other departments, programs, and centers across the University.
  • Initial materials requested are a letter of application, curriculum vitae, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (on which see https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/information-for-faculty-candidates/), and three current letters of recommendation. Please do not send scholarly writings or other materials at this time. Electronic applications are required. Applicants must apply at AcademicJobsOnline.com. Any letters of recommendation that must be sent in hard copy may be sent to: Prof. Andrew Hicks, Chair, Musicology/Music Theory Search Committee, Department of Music, Lincoln Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4101
  • The review of applications will begin on October 1. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee at the address given above, or by email at: ajh299@cornell.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 10/31: request for 2 writing samples and a syllabus (+1)
  • 11/18: request for zoom interview
  • 3/30 Through the grapevine, as offer was extended
  • https://music.cornell.edu/news/newsletter-2023-letter-chair

East Carolina University: Assistant Professor in Musicology FILLED: Navid Bargrizan, University of Florida 2018[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 16 December 2022
  • The School of Music seeks to fill a tenure-track, nine-month, full-time faculty position beginning August 2023. Primary responsibilities will be to teach the undergraduate core music history sequence (currently three semesters) that involves a critical writing component, graduate music research and advanced history seminars, survey courses for non-majors, and committee service within the School of Music. Additional responsibilities, based on candidate’s area of interest or expertise, may include early music collegium/historical performance practice. Candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Education/Experience: PhD in Musicology required (qualified ABD candidates considered). Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and an established record of engagement in research/creative activity in their discipline. ABD candidates will be appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to his/her first reappointment.
  • Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: PhD in Historical Musicology preferred. Expertise in early music performance desirable.
  • ECU requires applicants to complete a candidate profile online to be considered for the position at www.jobs.ecu.edu Candidates will be expected to upload the following items:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • List of five references with contact information
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy (500 to 1000 words)
  • Proper documentation of identity, employability and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, 2-3 Letters of Recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Additional materials may be required after initial screening, including samples of research activity. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • 1/23 Any movement here?
  • 2/15 - Additional materials and interview requested (x2)
  • 3/11 - Invitation for on-campus interview

Eckerd College: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Ryan Lambe, UC Santa Cruz 2023[]

  • Deadline: 14 October 2022
  • Assistant Professor of Music of musicology and/or ethnomusicology, tenure-track position, to start in August 2023. Completed doctorate degree in music at time of appointment required.
  • The music discipline seeks a colleague who will bring innovative and creative pedagogies informed by the latest directions in the discipline. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher and scholar expected to instruct courses including music history and culture, world musics, tonal theory and musicianship. A demonstrated success directing an ensemble is highly preferred. Candidates must have a record of scholarship and additional contributions to the field.
  • Teaching duties include seven courses per academic year (3-1-3). A successful candidate will be able to contribute to both academic and performance aspects of a broad-based, liberal arts undergraduate, interdisciplinary arts, and general education student communities. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program.
  • Send a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s preparedness as a teacher, academic, and professional, CV, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, examples of representative scholarship, graduate transcripts, and contact information of three references so letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by October 14, 2022.
  • Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Leslie La Barre, labarrell@eckerd.edu with the subject heading "MUSICOLOGY/ETHNOMUSICOLOGY APPLICATION".
  • 10/29 Request for Zoom Interview (2x)
  • 11/16 Request for on-campus interview

Georgia State University: Assistant Professor in Music History - Popular and World Music FILLED: Benjamin DuPriest, University of Pennsylvania 2021[]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2022 01 January 2023, but review begins immediately
  • The School of Music at Georgia State University in Atlanta seeks to hire a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Music History with specialization in Popular and World Music to begin in the 2023-24 academic year. The successful applicant can expect to teach the equivalence of five three-credit hour courses per academic year focused primarily in the popular and world music topics. Successful candidates will also have a record of publishing scholarly work and will demonstrate a strong trajectory toward a national reputation as a teacher-scholar in musicology. We are especially interested in applicants who can connect their teaching with the diverse population of the student body at Georgia State University. This position is a full-time, continuing appointment subject to a third-year review in accordance with promotion and tenure policies and eligible for full health and retirement benefits (see https://hr.gsu.edu/service-centers/benefits/new-hire-benefits/ ).
  • SALARY RANGE: $60,000 – $67,000
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The selected candidate can anticipate teaching a mixture of courses for undergraduate and graduate students to include general education courses and courses for students in our music industry programs (History of R&B, Rock, and Rap; World Music; etc.); courses in the music history and literature sequence for music majors (e.g., World music and Western Music History 2), and topical research-based seminars for graduate students in the M.M. and M.M.Ed. programs.
  • Essential Qualifications
  • ABD in Music History or Musicology
  • Specialization in Popular Music and World Music Courses
  • Demonstrable success teaching collegiate music history courses
  • Demonstrable commitment to inclusivity in music instruction (diversity, equity, and accessibility in pedagogy and course design, etc.)
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Completed Ph.D. in Musicology or Ethnomusicology
  • Demonstrable success teaching online, large-enrollment courses
  • HOW TO APPLY: A letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your teaching philosophy and your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching; curriculum vitae; a portfolio demonstrating successes and innovations in teaching popular and world music classes, which may include (but is not limited to) sample syllabi, course materials, student evaluations, and/or a teaching video not to exceed 20 minutes; and names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references.
  • Questions concerning the search may be directed to the committee chair, Javier Albo, Principal Senior Lecturer of Music History at falbo@gsu.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by December 15, 2022 January 1, 2023. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.
  • 12/16 Deadline extended to Jan 1.
  • 1/30 Request for 15-min zoom interview
  • 2/14 Request for on-campus visit
  • https://news.gsu.edu/bendupriest

Lehigh University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music in Musicology/Music History FILLED: Monica Hershberger, Harvard University 2017[]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2023
  • The Department of Music at Lehigh University seeks applications for a tenure track professor in musicology/music history at the Associate or Advanced Assistant professor level starting in August 2023. This will be an appointment with competitive compensation. A DMA or PhD in Music History/Musicology or a related field is required. Applicants must possess at least two years of college teaching experience, and have several publications that have been peer reviewed.
  • Teaching duties for this position will primarily include the Western music history canon. Opportunities exist for the successful hire to teach in other academic areas of interest, including but not limited to, popular and art music traditions from around the world. This will complement the primary function, as well as add possibilities for interdisciplinary teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda. The holder of this position will be expected to work with students towards capstone preparation, as well as fulfill other service duties such as advising, recruitment and committee work in the department as well as the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will also be expected to draw on experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are central components of Lehigh's academic footprint.
  • To apply, please submit: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A chapter or article-length published writing sample 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A research statement 6. Statement of how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in research/creative work, teaching, and service within the college.
  • All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application deadline is January 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Eugene Albulescu, eua2@lehigh.edu.
  • Zoom interview invitation-week of 1/22 (x3)
  • 2/19 Campus interviews scheduled
  • 4/5 rejection received stating that a hire has been made

Manhattan College: Assistant Professor of Sound Studies/Music FILLED: Suzanne Thorpe, University of California San Diego 2020 (PhD Integrative Studies)[]

  • 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.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 12/26 fyi, the application portal seems to require four references, not three. emailed the committee search chair to clarify.
  • 12/27: Committee shared that application portal accepts contacts from "at least three references".
  • 2/7: any updates on this?
  • 2/21: Just seconding the above — any movement on this one?
  • 2/26: Rejection via email. Over 200 applications received.

McGill University: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology SEARCH FAILED[]

  • Deadline: 28 February 2023
  • The Department of Music Research invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2023. Applications at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for exceptional candidates.
  • We seek an outstanding scholar whose focus is in some area of music of Indigenous Peoples of Canada or African, African diasporic, and Black Music Studies including indigenous, traditional, and popular music, although other specialities that complement the current faculty will also be considered. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (ABD considered) and a strong record of published research commensurate with their career stage. Teaching will include undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. We welcome applications from candidates committed to interdisciplinary inquiry and to the instruction and support of a diverse student population.
  • Salary is negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Knowledge of French is an asset. English is the language of instruction at McGill.
  • Required Documents: Applicants should submit the following items using McGill’s platform, Workday (see https://www.mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment for instructions and links to apply):
  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including a statement on the commitment to increasing and supporting diversity within the university community
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (ex., sample course syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations)
  • Contact information for three referees
  • Two samples of scholarly writing
  • Further inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Gary Scavone, Chair, Department of Music Research: search.musicresearch@mcgill.ca.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by February 28, 2023 will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview that will include a public lecture, teaching demonstration, and meetings with the Dean, colleagues, students, and members of the search committee.
  • 7/11 Search appears to have failed or been canceled: posted again on 2024 page: Music Studies 2023-2024

Middlebury College: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Danielle Simon, UC Berkeley 2020[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2022
  • The Department of Music at Middlebury College invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in historical musicology beginning fall 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in Western music traditions and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts pedagogy. We seek an experienced and innovative instructor with abilities to teach courses that enrich our departmental course offerings and contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term curriculum. Candidates should provide evidence of excellent teaching and cutting-edge scholarship or artistic work. A doctorate in musicology or a related field is required.
  • At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. With your application materials provide a separate, one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to Professor Damascus Kafumbe, Department of Music and Search Committee Chair; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research; a sample of scholarly or artistic production; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability.
  • 10/10 Posting on Chronicle of Higher Ed includes the deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.
  • 11/29: Zoom interview request (x2)
  • 12/12: Campus visit invitation
  • 12/12: Rejection email
  • 3/4: Received rejection email; offer has been extended and accepted; 107 applications received, 11 candidates interviewed, 3 finalists on campus in January.

Oklahoma City University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Campbell Shiflett, Princeton University 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 08 May 2023
  • The Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology to begin August 14, 2023. The area of specialization is open; however, we particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that reach beyond the Western classical canon. This position carries a full-time teaching load of 12 credits per semester. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in an innovative musicology curriculum that includes courses in non-Western and popular music traditions, the Western classical canon, and specialized, topical writing seminars.
  • Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the department’s assessment program, student recruiting and retention efforts for the department and the university, and in advising students, as well as participating in faculty meetings and other university service endeavors.
  • Minimum Qualifications - A PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology is required at the time of appointment. A strong commitment to the teaching of undergraduate students is expected.
  • Preferred Qualifications - Three years of university teaching experience.
  • Application Materials and Procedure: Applicants will be asked to upload a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Contact: Dr. Mark Belcik, Associate Dean and Co-Chair Musicology Search Committee, mbelcik@okcu.edu; Dr. Matthew Jones, Co-Chair Musicology Search Committee, matthew.jones@okcu.edu
  • 5/10: From HR, a Letter of Application is also a required part of the application.
  • 5/23: Zoom interview request (x2)
  • https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=663634942477357&set=a.557814699726049

Old Dominion University: Assistant Professor of Piano and Musicology FILLED: Zachary Deak, University of Southern California 2019 (DMA Piano)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 14 April 2023
  • The Old Dominion University F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music seeks qualified candidates for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Piano and Musicology. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Serve as Area Coordinator of the Applied Piano Area, including teaching applied lessons for undergraduate and graduate-level piano majors, preparing students to present degree recitals, and leading graduate thesis work; Lead Applied Piano Studio class with assistance from adjunct and full-time faculty; Lead Applied Piano juries; Oversee studio assignments for adjunct and full-time applied piano faculty; Oversee class piano curriculum; Oversee auditions in the Applied Piano area; Engage actively in recruitment for the Applied Piano program; Serve as Area Coordinator for the Music History area; Teach Music History courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; Oversee Music History curriculum. Evidence of ongoing research and creative activity at the regional, national, and international level will be expected of this position in fulfillment of the tenure and promotion process. Service activity associated with the position will include internal committee assignments, recital attendance, college/university committee assignments, student advising, and developing a visible presence as a performer and educator on behalf of the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of expertise in the required teaching areas; Evidence of current professional performing experience; Evidence of ongoing engagement in artistic projects; Evidence of other associated creative activity and/or research relevant to piano performance or musicology; Evidence of ongoing teaching experience in Applied Piano instruction; Evidence of professional qualifications to lead courses in a collegiate Music History sequence.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Piano Performance, or Musicology/Music History/Ethnomusicology, or other terminal degree in music
  • Preferred Qualifications: Minimum two years of teaching music in a university setting; Evidence of ability to lead the second area outside of the candidate’s primary expertise; Evidence of scholarly publications and conference presentations in music; Candidates with an advanced degree in Piano
  • Application review will begin on April 14, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/18122. The application should include a letter of interest, an updated curriculum vitae, a document containing URLs to performance videos, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. References will be contacted if the candidate progresses in the search. Video recordings must include two unedited live piano performances as a soloist. Video recordings may include supplemental footage of chamber music and ensemble performances
  • Questions may be directed to Dr. Tyler Austin, tgaustin@odu.edu, Chair of the Assistant Professor of Piano and Musicology Search Committee.
  • Also posted at Piano 2022-2023

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University: Musicology Faculty (Two Positions) FILLED: Remi Chiu, McGill University 2012 and Qingfan Jiang, Columbia University 2021[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 15 November 2022
  • The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University seeks to fill two open-rank positions in the Department of Musicology. Qualified candidates may be considered for appointment as chair. One of the two selected applicants will have specialization in music before 1750. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as advising Masters in Musicology and Doctor of Musical Arts students. The initial appointment will be for a period of three to four years, depending on rank, with the expectation of reappointment and the opportunity for promotion. Peabody does not offer tenure.
  • Application Instructions: Nominations and letters of application, accompanied by a C.V. and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through Interfolio. A review of applications will begin on November 1 15, 2022. Candidates will be invited to submit two writing samples that show the breadth of scholarly work (e.g., articles or book chapters).
  • 10/13 Do others understand why the Interfolio application is requiring *non-confidential* letters?
  • 10/14 Also, the verbiage about the writing samples is a little muddled. Do they mean that we submit them at this time or that certain candidates will be invited to submit samples at a later date? Of course, I assume the first but, at the same time, there is no specific heading for writing samples on Interfolio.
  • 10/16 Search committee member here to answer the above questions. 10/13: This is a mistake and the Interfolio site should be fixed by early next week. We are indeed requiring *confidential* letters. 10/14: The second one: certain candidates will be invited to submit samples at a later date (i.e. in the second round). We are looking forward to reading your applications!
  • 10/25 There's nowhere on Interfolio to submit letters of recommendation, though - will the committee reach out to recommenders themselves, or will Interfolio trigger a request somehow? How do you all want to receive the letters?
  • 10/27 Search committee member here. Thank you for letting us know. Working with HR to fix this and will update.
  • 10/28 Question for search committee: In Interfolio, under "additional documents" it is possible for us to request confidential letters of recommendation. Would this be acceptable, or should we wait for a specific tab?
  • 10/29 If you have any questions, you can contact the chair of the search annacelenza@jhu.edu
  • 10/31 Looks like the review date was bumped to 11/15.
  • 12/4 Any updates here?
  • 12/13 Zoom interview invite. x2
  • 1/22 Rejection after Zoom interview
  • 3/12 Offers made and accepted
  • https://peabodyinstitute.wordpress.com/2023/04/04/chiu-jiang-to-join-peabody-conservatory-musicology-faculty/

Princeton University: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Anna Yu Wang, Harvard University 2023 (PhD Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: 30 September 2022
  • The Department of Music at Princeton University seeks a dynamic music scholar for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on September 1, 2023. Applicants from all areas and approaches are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will complement and expand our current programs, and will serve as a committed advisor and mentor. Special consideration will be given to applicants from theory, broadly defined. Applications should be submitted no later than September 30, 2022.
  • You may apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27241. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including a publication list, and contact information for three references.
  • Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The department strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in music studies.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 9/29 An email from a member of the search committee indicated that a publication list separate from the CV is merely an artifact of how the application system works. The committee is not expecting extensive publication lists from early career applicants.
  • 10/10: Referees informed me that they were contacted for letters in the last few days. Not clear whether this was automated.
  • 10/14: Request for 2 writing samples and diversity statement
  • 12/19: has this search moved on since the last update?
  • From theory wiki: 12/21: Campus Interviews happened in November
  • Anna Yu Wang

Rutgers University: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology FILLED: Shelley Zhang, University of Pennsylvania 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 21 November 2022
  • The Department of Music of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in ethnomusicology at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek scholars who are engaged in innovative research and have deep knowledge of the discipline; who are educators with a demonstrated record of success in the classroom and experience working with students from a diverse set of backgrounds. The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate major and non-major curriculum as well as graduate seminars. Other duties include supervision of adjunct instructors, graduate student research, as well as contributing to the university community and department by serving on committees and performing other services as needed. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active career of teaching, research, and publication. The appointment carries a full-time, ten-month contract to commence September 1, 2023.
  • Minimum Education and Experience: Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or related field, proven success in teaching, and the ability to advise research at the graduate level. We seek a dynamic teacher who is engaging in the classroom and has innovative ideas about teaching and curriculum development. Preference will be given to candidates who show the promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Please provide (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy and 1-2 sample syllabi), (4) two samples of scholarly writings, and (5) the names and contact information for three references. For questions, email Lisa Passalacqua at lpassa@mgsa.rutgers.edu. Review will begin November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 12/15: Zoom interview
  • 12/22: invitation for campus visit
  • https://twitter.com/MasonGross/status/1642972485875380224

San Jose State University: Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022 06 February 2023, or until filled/closed
  • The School of Music and Dance at SJSU seeks an interdisciplinary scholar who can advance our focus on music and Chicanx, Latinx, and/or Afro-Latinx cultures. Scholar/performers who are ready to direct an ensemble, such as SJSU’s Mariachi Oroazul, are especially welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be a scholar in the early stages of their career and will be responsible for advanced courses in ethnomusicology and Chicanx, Latinx, and Afro-musics, directed toward upper-level and graduate students. They will also cover an introductory survey, aimed at the general student population, in Chicanx, Latinx, and Afro-musics.
  • Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or equivalent, completed by the first day of employment. Applicants must also be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods and effectively use current pedagogical technologies. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in candidates whose specialties could lead to collaborations with faculty and organizations within the School of Music and Dance, across the University, and in the larger metropolitan area, especially within the overwhelmingly Latinx/Afro-Latinx communities of San José. Also of interest are scholar/performers ready to direct an ensemble.
  • Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • research plans
  • three references with contact information or three reference letters
  • Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Fred Cohen, Director, School of Music and Dance. Fred.cohen@sjsu.edu
  • Target Start Date: August 17, 2023
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2022 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
  • Application Deadline: February 6, 2023 - extended date - (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
  • 12/01 Request for zoom interview (X2)
  • 1/17/23 Search reopened/reposted (no changes to ad) with new deadline.
  • 01/18/23 So did anyone who did the first interview get a campus invite, or are they scrapping those candidates and starting over? This seems rather unusual, reopening the application after first round interviews have been completed. Anyone have insight?
    • 01/18/23 (2) It's a little unusual but not unheard of. But I wouldn't take it as a sign of a particularly healthy department, nor of a collegial search committee.
    • 01/18/23 (1 again) I suppose I got some of those vibes with some very unusual scheduling and management of the interview, and then a couple of very odd questions that sounded like they came from an internet search for "what to ask job candidates during an interview." Along the lines of "tell us about your biggest weakness."
    • 1/19 Did the interview in 12/2022, haven't heard back.
    • 2/2 Also did interview in 12/2022, so glad to hear I wasn't the only one who felt something was off.
  • 04/09 Any movement here? (ie offer made?)
  • 04/28 Rejection letter (after 12/2022 Zoom interview)

Skidmore College: Assistant or Associate Professor, Music Studies FILLED: Anjni Amin, Northwestern University 2023 (PhD Music Theory & Cognition)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 03 January 2023
  • Skidmore College, a vibrant liberal arts college with a long-standing and thriving investment in music, invites applications from music scholars (broadly defined to include historical, theoretical, cognitive, and anthropological/sociological approaches--specialization is open) who are committed to teaching music within the context of a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will have expertise that equips them to teach about a range of musics and methods, and with a variety of pedagogies.
  • Primary teaching will consist of: core courses in (ethno)musicology and/or theory, including our gateway “Thinking About Music”; upper-level seminars in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise; and an interdisciplinary first-year seminar. A background in applied music, and/or a demonstrated ability to integrate musical creation (e.g., performance, ensemble-direction, composition, improvisation) with humanities-based study is desirable. We seek an imaginative, engaging, and energetic colleague with a disposition toward collaboration within a highly interdependent faculty. The successful candidate will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community by proactively fostering an environment of inclusivity; individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and those with experience teaching and mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.
  • Education Required: PhD or ABD required.
  • Required documents needed to apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, and contact information for 3-5 references (who will only be contacted at a later stage of the search). Letters of application should clearly state: the applicant’s interest in liberal-arts education and in Skidmore in particular; the applicant’s understanding of, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the applicant’s scholarly and teaching interests and achievements. Submit applications online here. Application review will begin January 3, 2023.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 01/13 Request for more materials (x2)
  • From theory wiki: 1/28 Request for Zoom interview
  • 2/17 received email that they've selected finalists

Stanford University: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology FILLED: Ioanida Costache, Stanford University 2021[]

  • 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.
  • 10/26 Request for 2 writing samples and 1 syllabus
  • 11/23 Invitation for Zoom interview
  • 12/14 Campus visit invitation

Syracuse University: Assistant Professor of Music and Media Studies FILLED: Cary Peñate, UT Austin 2021[]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2022
  • The Department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts & Sciences seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music and Media Studies, starting August 2023. Area of specialization is open. Successful candidates should demonstrate their potential to maintain an active program of research and publication. In addition to teaching courses within their specialty, the successful candidate is also expected to teach European/American Music After 1800, a required course for students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. They will also advise music history and cultures majors and serve on departmental, college, and university committees. A Ph.D. in musicology or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Start date: August 2023. Priority consideration: December 15, 2022.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in musicology or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Instructions: In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, and a list of 3 references with names and addresses.
  • 01/13: Zoom interview request
  • 02/08: Any movement here?
  • https://artsandsciences.syracuse.edu/people/faculty/cary-penate/

Temple University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology FILLED: Micaela Baranello, Princeton University 2014[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 21 December 2022
  • POSITION: Full-time faculty tenure-track appointment in Musicology (Music Studies department, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University)
  • RANK/SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor of Musicology. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Boyer College of Music and Dance seeks a musicologist or ethnomusicologist who is committed to teaching the music of underrepresented populations. The candidate will collaborate with faculty to expand musicology coursework perspectives beyond the classical tradition, advance the undergraduate and graduate history curriculum, and deepen commitment to university and College initiatives in diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging (DEIAB). The selected candidate will teach students in all of Boyer’s music programs. The teaching assignment will include, but is not restricted to, undergraduate courses in the music history sequence, undergraduate writing-intensive courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and graduate seminars. Candidates will be expected to advise graduate research, mentor students, supervise teaching assistants, and perform faculty service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A completed doctoral degree in musicology or a related field is required by the time the appointment is made. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications with a national reputation or a strong promise of obtaining one. A primary research area in one or more of the following categories is preferred: American vernacular music, global music history, 20th / 21st century music. Candidates must be able to engage talented musicians in a variety of majors: performance (jazz, popular, classical), musicology, music theory, music technology, composition, music therapy, music education, and dance. A record of outstanding teaching is required.
  • APPLICATION REVIEW: Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • SUBMIT APPLICATION: Send a letter of application and CV to Dr. Edward D. Latham, Search Committee Chair, c/o Beth Bolton, E-mail: beth.bolton@temple.edu
  • Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name. For example: LastName.Temple.Musicology.App.pdf or LastName.Temple.Musicology.CV.pdf.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED
  • Prepare to send the following additional material if requested at a later date: 3-5 confidential letters of recommendation, on letterhead, directly from the referee. Samples of course syllabi. Examples of published work or links to online work. Evaluations of your teaching.
  • 5/30: appears to have been filled: https://twitter.com/zerbinettasblog/status/1663541713628180487?s=46&t=u4_mavFJlvJY_Bqdp3zOSQ

Texas A&M University-Commerce: Assistant Professor - Musicology & Ethnomusicology FILLED: Jessica Stearns, University of North Texas 2022[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 13 October 2022
  • The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks highly qualified applicants for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Music position with specialization in Musicology / Ethnomusicology to begin in Fall 2023.
  • DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in music history, music literature, world music, and related areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Engage in focused and significant research that leads to substantive and multiple publications in top tier national journals with high scholarly impact in the candidate's area of specialization.
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: PhD or equivalent in Musicology or Ethnomusicology, must be completed by the date of the appointment; Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrated record of excellence, or evidence for potential excellence, in teaching music history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated record of publication or evidence of potential for substantial scholarly research. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success.
  • PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE: Ability to supervise adjunct instructors and develop an undergraduate music history sequence; Experience with web-based instruction and use of current classroom technology tools will be an advantage.
  • Please provide the following documents: Cover Letter; Resume/CV; Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered); Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
  • 1/20: Request for Zoom interview.
  • 2/10: Campus visit invitation.
  • 04/11: Filled - Jessica Stearns, Musicology, University of North Texas 2022, Ad Interim Instructor of Music, Texas A&M University, Commerce

Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Assistant/Associate Professor, Musicology FILLED: Sarah M. Lucas, University of Iowa 2018[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 08 March 2023
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate music history courses including those in the undergraduate music history sequence. Additional duties may be assigned based on the department's needs and the candidate's qualifications. Faculty members are expected to maintain appropriate scholarship activity.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of music from a regionally accredited institution or university required; Doctorate preferred. Ability to teach music history courses to both undergraduate and graduate music students. Ability to facilitate and expand School of Music offerings including world music and general education courses. Collegiate teaching experience desirable.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 8, 2023.
  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants must formally apply by submitting the following items:
  • I. Online: https://javjobs.tamuk.edu/ [select Kingsville Campus]: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Scanned transcripts; TAMUK Official Application Form; List of references
  • II. Mail: 1) Three letters of reference to be sent by the referee to the committee chair listed below (if letters are emailed they must include a signature to be valid)
  • Please do not send additional materials unless requested.
  • Address questions and correspondence to:
Dr. Kenneth Williams, Chair
Musicology Search Committee
School of Music, MSC 174
775 N. Armstrong St.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX 78363
kenneth.williams@tamuk.edu

Texas Lutheran University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Musicology FILLED: Tyler Webster, UT Austin 2021 (DMA Clarinet)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2022
  • Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Musicology in the School of Music to begin fall 2023. Anticipated rank is Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field. (ABD considered with completion by August 2023.) Evidence of excellence in higher education teaching Western classical music, non-Western music, including the music of groups historically excluded from music pedagogies, music education and historiography.
  • Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Teach undergraduate major and core curriculum courses in music history to music majors. Teach special music topics to students from other disciplines across campus in such areas as: postcolonialism, women and gender studies, LGBTQIA+ studies, civic engagement/protest music, social justice, critical race theory, and anti-racist frameworks, especially pertaining to the music of Latin America, Africa, and non-Western music. An interest and ability to recruit students to the program, both majors and non-majors. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field through research, professional development, and other additional opportunities. Strong Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advising of undergraduate students. Ability and desire to affirm the mission of Texas Lutheran University and work collegially with fellow faculty members.
  • The successful candidate will: teach in-person courses on our Seguin campus, assist to actively recruit music majors and non-majors in cooperation with the other members of the School of Music and Admissions; engage in scholarly and/or creative research activities; work collegially with representatives of other disciplines, programs, and offices on campus. Additional teaching assignments based on a candidate’s strengths, interest, and qualifications. *Preference will be given to candidates who meet the above qualifications and who also offer one or more of the following: Performance experience in world music, jazz, music of our time. Experience and knowledge of music technologies in teaching and area of research.
  • To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (pdf preferred for all documents, with the exception of video links):
  • A letter of application addressing the above criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research interests
  • Three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers)
  • Unrestricted links to video recordings of portions of at least three recent lectures (total of 45 to 60 minutes - please use online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or similar; videos should be directly accessible, without download, from a link embedded in a Word document – not PDF).
  • A statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.
  • Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. The letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching and conducting experience.
  • Please send your submissions electronically to musicology@tlu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and remain open until position is filled.
  • 9/16 Recommendation letters, three statements, AND three different video lectures for the FIRST ROUND??
  • 10/8: AND "conducting experience?"
  • 10/10 I think "conducting experience" may be an error since they are running a concurrent search for a Director of Bands and there is some language that's used in both postings. -5120j
  • 10/20 I'm not so sure that "conducting experience" is an error here. The ad specifies the search committee's preference for "candidates who meet the above qualifications and who also offer one or more of the following: Performance experience in world music, jazz, music of our time." In other words, they are hoping to hire a faculty member who can both teach musicology courses and conduct one or more ensembles. Anyone planning to apply should verify the ask for a conducting video by contacting the hiring department. Good luck!
  • Guess they couldn't find a musicologist who could do all that "extra" stuff after all: https://www.tlu.edu/directory/webster-tyler

Truman State University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Peng Liu, UT Austin 2021[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 07 November 2022
  • Position: The Department of Music at Truman State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Musicology. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment that will begin in August 2023.
  • Responsibilities to include: Teach 2-semester sequence of Western European Music History at both undergraduate and graduate levels; Teach Topics in Contemporary Music (examining music outside the Western European tradition) at both undergraduate and graduate levels; Teach a course each semester within the university’s Dialogues Curriculum. The Dialogues provide undergraduate students with a strong liberal arts education of requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Courses may include Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar, Self and Society Seminar, and Truman Symposium (all with varying topics), or a Perspectives in Music course (Fundamentals, Latin America, Classical, World, Jazz, Hollywood and Broadway, Hip Hop); Other duties, depending on departmental needs and candidate’s experience
  • Required Qualifications: ABD in Historical Musicology, Musicology, Music History, or closely-related field (completed degree required for tenure); Ability to teach American or Non-Western Music; Commitment to collegiality among faculty, staff, and student; Commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholar
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Musicology, Music History, or closely-related field; Specialization in American or Non-Western Music; Experience in university-level classroom teaching beyond assistantship, with a proven record of excellence, as evidenced by student evaluations; Activity in the field of Musicology as evidenced by research publications, conference presentations, and/or other appropriate scholarly activities; Strong oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Completed applications must include:
  • a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above
  • current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy for Musicology that considers our program’s liberal arts and sciences setting
  • contact information for at least three references
  • official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
  • Review of applications will begin November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Jesse Krebs, jkrebs@truman.edu.
  • 11/30: References contacted for phone meetings. I only heard about it through a reference. (+1)
  • 12/9: Zoom interview invited.
  • 1/9: Campus visit invitation.
  • 2/20: Offer made and accepted.

University of California, Berkeley: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Ethnomusicology FILLED: Marié Abe, UC Berkeley 2009 AND Juan David Rubio Restrepo, UC San Diego 2020[]

  • 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)
  • 10/6 Online interview scheduled and second writing sample requested
  • 10/13 Letters from references requested
  • 10/14 Zoom interview
  • 10/17 Zoom interview (it was mentioned in the interview that they're looking to fill two positions; 1 untenured, 1 tenured).
  • 10/20 Invitation for campus visit

University of California, Los Angeles: Department of Musicology - Tenured Professor Position FILLED: Joy H. Calico, Duke University 1999[]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2022
  • The Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles is searching for a senior hire in Musicology. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply, and candidates should, in their letters of application, highlight research and teaching activities that demonstrate a strong commitment to the needs and perspectives of disadvantaged populations.
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in musicology or a related field, and have the experience and academic record commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor at UCLA. Candidates with significant administrative experience (e.g., chairing a department), who have an excellent teaching and mentoring record and accomplishment in more than one research field, and whose research, teaching, and service notably advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate’s areas of specialization should complement or extend the department’s already considerable strengths. Complementary areas could include, but are not necessarily limited to: screen-media musicology (film, television, video games, etc.), global music histories, repertories of music or musicking before 1800, writing, and a number of interdisciplinary combinations such as music and disability, politics, race, urban geography, or LGBTQ+ studies. The department is particularly interested in candidates with a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty and student population, and a demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students from a diversity of backgrounds in musicology and related fields. In addition to teaching in the current musicology curricula, we anticipate that our new colleague will take the lead in developing new courses in their areas of specialty.
  • Candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining their qualifications; (2) a scholarly CV (plus a separate professional resume if appropriate); (3) a statement addressing how their work addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (4) the names/contact information of four referees. Writing samples, letters of reference, and statements on research and teaching may be requested later in the process as needed.
  • To ensure full consideration, all materials must be submitted to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08009 by December 15, 2022.
  • This link is not about the search: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/jenny-olivia-johnson-joins-musicology-faculty/
  • https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/distinguished-musicologist-joins-faculty/

University of Central Arkansas: Assistant Professor of Music - Musicology FILLED: Benjamin Thorburn, Yale University 2012[]

  • Deadline: 27 January 31 May 2023
  • The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.
  • We seek an artist-teacher with proven experience to teach musicological courses which will include Introduction to Music Literature; Music History I and II, Women in Music; The History of Rock and Roll; graduate courses such as Introduction to Research and Bibliography and several graduate seminar courses to be taught on rotation. The ideal candidate should have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of, and experience teaching all areas of musicology and with proficiency for on-line teaching and methodologies for teaching Music History courses on-line. Other duties will be assigned in accordance with the successful applicant’s expertise, including applied music with preference for low strings, music theory and ear training.
  • Qualifications include the Ph.D. in Musicology (ABD will be considered for appointment), Ed.D., or equivalent, and significant experience teaching at the college level.
  • 2/18 Zoom interview request (x2)
  • 3/7 Request for on-campus
  • 4/13 Request for on-campus interview [must be diving back into short-list?]
  • 4/14 Job re-posted, now accepting applications until 5/31 (but review begins immediately). New posting link, though old one above still works/re-directs: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/12835
  • 5/18 Interview request (received a call from the search committee chair)

University of Cincinnati: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology FAILED[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 31 January 2023
  • The Division of Musicology, Composition and Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, seeks an outstanding candidate with a research specialization in African, African Diasporic, Latinx, and/or Indigenous music(s) to augment our current program strengths and support relationships with allied departments and local communities. The tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the Associate or Assistant professor level starts in August 2023. Candidates with an established record in teaching, research, and service may accelerate their tenure review process.
  • Responsibilities include: Teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology/ethnomusicology. Developing original courses in their field of specialization, with the possibility of directing a student performance ensemble. Advising research in area(s) of expertise; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication. Participating in divisional, college, and university-wide committees.
  • Prior to effective date of appointment, all of the following are required:
  • PhD in ethnomusicology or a related discipline.
  • Research specialization in African, African Diasporic, Latinx, and/or Indigenous music(s), as evidenced by a doctoral dissertation -or- at least one research publication -or- at least one research presentation.
  • Minimum one academic year of collegiate teaching experience.
  • Applicants should apply online and submit the following materials electronically:
  • Contact information only for three professional references.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of application indicating areas of research specialization and university-level teaching experience.
  • Please use the Additional Documents option for the additional documents.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $63,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • 2/8: Request for Zoom Interview
  • Failed and reposted for 2024

University of Colorado Boulder: Associate Professor of Humanities[]

  • Deadline: 21 June 2023
  • The Humanities program at CU Boulder encourages applications for an Associate Professor of Humanities.
  • What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be: The successful candidate will receive a visiting position at rank for Academic Year 2023-2024.
  • What You Should Know: The expected start date for the Tenured position is August 19, 2024.
  • What We Can Offer: The salary for this position is $100,000. The successful candidate may be provided a moving allowance, if eligible.
  • What We Require
  • Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline, research and teaching record appropriate to a tenured position at CU-Boulder/Research 1 University.
  • Research and teaching specialization in Musicology and the social and cultural significance of music across different centuries, Medieval to Modern.
  • What You Will Need
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and research accomplishments in the Humanities.
  • Experience and ability to build courses in the Environmental Humanities.
  • What We Would Like You to Have: Currently hold a tenured Associate Professorship at a Research 1 University.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of references
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  • Please submit 3 letters of recommendation directly to ellen.napodano@colorado.edu. Please apply by June 21, 2023 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
  • Posting Close Date: 21-Jun-2023
  • Date Posted: 19-Jun-2023
  • 6/19/23 Inside/fake search alert!

University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Janie Cole, Royal Holloway, University of London 1999[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 23 February 2023
  • The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Musicology (broadly construed to include ethnographic and historical approaches). We seek an outstanding and collaborative teacher, musician, and scholar, with broad expertise in the Western musical tradition and one or more additional traditions, which could include indigenous or vernacular musics. This colleague will teach within our musicology curriculum as well as advise theses and dissertations on the undergraduate and graduate levels and will engage in regular outreach (through public presentations and/or ensemble leadership) with University and state communities that advances the Department’s visibility and furthers its recruitment efforts.
  • The successful candidate will have broad knowledge in the field of musicology as well as depth within a specific area or areas of expertise; will have already produced scholarship that demonstrates an openness to diverse approaches to research and publication; and will possess a record of community engagement and/or service in relation to the field(s) of expertise. The teaching profile will include not only excellent communication and pedagogical skills (particularly with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion), but an understanding of the complex demands of music curricula in the twenty-first century. Prior experience with thesis advising, music technology, and/or student ensemble leadership is highly desirable.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities: five courses per year, including undergraduate courses for music majors in the history of Western music, upper-division undergraduate writing-intensive (University-competency “W”) courses in indigenous musics, popular musics, and/or other selected topics (“Music, History, and Ideas”), and graduate courses, including historical research methods. Secondary teaching responsibilities could include general education music courses for non-majors and/or directing a musical ensemble related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities include advising undergraduate and master’s theses as well as Ph.D. and D.M.A. dissertations and serving on graduate advisory committees. Research responsibilities include developing and maintaining a distinguished profile as a scholar with a significant public-engagement component. Service includes work on Department, School, and University committees as well as other services as appropriate to the position.
  • Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completed Ph.D. in either historical musicology or ethnomusicology, by the time of hire. Demonstrated expertise in a vernacular or indigenous music (for historical musicologists), or in the Western musical tradition (for ethnomusicologists). Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated record of and/or potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and public engagement. The ability to lead a student ensemble whose primary work will be outside of the scope of Western art music as traditionally defined.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track renewable appointment at the Storrs campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. Faculty may be asked to teach at one of the University of Connecticut’s regional campuses as part of their assigned duties. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24403 and submit the following application materials:
  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • At least one writing sample
  • Three letters of reference.
  • If desired, candidates may include one to two additional items reflecting aspects of the candidate’s teaching and research profile that are not present in other elements of the application.
  • Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Music, please visit the Department's website at http://www.music.uconn.edu. Please contact Emily Cole, Program Assistant (emily.cole@uconn.edu) with any questions.
  • 3/28: any updates on this?
  • Zoom Interview Request (4/6)
  • Campus Visit 4/20
  • Email from search chair (6/20) that position has been filed by Janie Cole (University of Cape Town).
  • 6/21 Possibly starting in 2024? Dr. Cole was also named as a Yale University ISM Fellow for 2023-24: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/long-term-fellowships/meet-fellows/2023-2024-fellows

University of Florida: Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology FILLED: Payam Yousefi, Harvard University 2023[]

  • Deadline: 10 December 2022, but review begins 01 December 2022
  • The University of Florida School of Music, within the College of the Arts, invites applications for a tenure accruing, full time Assistant Professor position in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. We seek an academic colleague prepared to interact fully in the life of a vital and collegial department that strives to integrate the values and approaches of historical musicology and ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will advise and mentor both musicology and ethnomusicology students and offer a variety of courses of interest to our undergraduate and graduate students. We value someone who brings musical performance experience and expertise to their work, whether it is through research, teaching, and/or an ability to perform collaboratively within the department, school, and college. All areas are invited to apply with special consideration for work that bridges the boundaries between musicology and ethnomusicology. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching orientation is innovative in a way that complements the current strengths in our department and prepares students for the current, competitive climate in the arts and in the academy. We seek a colleague who is producing and engaging with scholarship at the forefront of music studies through active research and peer reviewed publications.
  • Responsibilities
  • Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars
  • Advise honors projects, theses, and dissertations
  • Pursue a vigorous research agenda by maintaining an active research profile consistent with expectations of tenure and promotion
  • Recruit highly qualified graduate students
  • Develop and teach an original course within the UF Quest 1 Gen Ed curriculum
  • Participate fully in faculty governance
  • Expected Salary: $62,000-64,000; comprehensive benefits package eligible.
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Earned PhD by time of appointment
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellence in college-level teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development
  • Evidence of established and active research
  • Ability to complement existing program
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 10, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
  • Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system. Online applications must include the following:
  • A detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community;
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research narrative (750 words)
  • Statement describing your experience in promoting equity, diversity, in inclusion in your career as educator and researcher (750 words)
  • List of three references with name, relationship and contact information; letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date
  • Other additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Inquiries may be sent to: Imani Mosley, Search Committee Chair, imosley@arts.ufl.edu
  • Zoom interviews week of Jan. 9
  • 01/20: Received rejection letter
  • Finalists on campus week of 3/6
  • FILLED
  • 9/6 Anyone know what happened here? It looks like the same job is going to be posted for 2024: https://arts.ufl.edu/jobs/

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Musicology or Ethnomusicology FILLED: Jared Holton, UC Santa Barbara 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 03 January 2023
  • The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Musicology or Ethnomusicology, tenure-track. We are seeking a dynamic scholar and researcher with a diversity of teaching aptitudes, which could include but is not limited to music before 1830, bibliography/research methods, and other subjects that would appeal to UGA’s diverse student body. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2023.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Instruction: Teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching load is normally four courses per year and includes supervision of graduate teaching assistants. Advise and mentor graduate students.
  • Research: Conduct and/or creative activity in the field of Musicology or Ethnomusicology.
  • Service: Participate in activities related to the academic mission of the university. Serve on committees. Assist in student recruiting. Contribute to Musicology/Ethnomusicology area duties. Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related field, or ABD status, with degree completed by August 1, 2023.
  • Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification: At least one academic year of college-level teaching experience in Musicology/Ethnomusicology (can be as a teaching assistant).
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Teaching profile that broadens the course offerings of the Musicology/Ethnomusicology area, possibly including commercial, vernacular, or non-Western musics. Ability to prepare students for careers both inside and outside academia. Evidence of working collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty across academic and performance areas. Demonstrated ability to forge artistic and educational connections between colleges/universities and surrounding communities.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2023 and until the position is filled. Please provide a cover letter, C.V. and names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should address research, teaching experience, and ability to work with a diverse population (maximum 3 pages). Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Questions about the application process can be directed to Edith Hollander, somadmin@uga.edu; questions about the position can be directed to Naomi Graber, ngraber@uga.edu.
  • 2/17: Zoom interview invitation. (x2)
  • 3/24: Earth to UGA?????????
  • 3/23: Invitation to campus
  • 4/22: Any news?
  • 04:25: Notification that position has been filled (unknown).
  • 8/5: Does anybody know who they ended up hiring here?

University of Hartford, The Hartt School: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Music History FILLED: Sarah Caissie Provost, Brandeis University 2011[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 18 October 2022, Review begins Nov 15, 2022
  • The Hartt School, a conservatory of Music, Dance, and Theatre at the University of Hartford, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music History. Applicants must be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods, effectively use current technologies in teaching, and have experience teaching music majors within and beyond their areas of expertise. The ideal candidate will be a champion of all types of music; an educator who will support and facilitate a culture of curiosity, experimentation, and growth; and a person who has a passion for teaching, mentorship, and research. We seek in particular a colleague whose specialties complement the strengths of our current faculty; preferred areas of specialization are listed below.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate music history survey courses, graduate music history, musicology and/or ethnomusicology seminars, and other academic music classes to be determined. There will also be opportunities to teach in the innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program. An active scholarly/research/artistic agenda with peer-reviewed publications, presentations, performances, or other accomplishments in music history are expected for successful tenure and promotion applications. Service to the division, college, and university will include supervising graduate music history theses, doctoral essays, and graduate lecture-recitals; administering and assessing applications and graduate oral and written examinations; and serving on school and university committees. In addition, the successful candidate will help develop curriculum reflective of diverse perspectives and inclusive teaching practices and research. Other responsibilities include participating in student recruitment, retention, and advising to enroll and maintain a strong, inclusive, and diverse student body.
  • Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in musicology and/or ethnomusicology or closely related field at the time of appointment. Evidence of, or evidence of potential for, successful university and/or conservatory teaching and student mentorship in a pre-professional performing-arts-focused music program. Evidence of, or evidence of potential for, research and peer-reviewed publication experience indicative of the strong potential for tenure. Evidence of, or evidence of potential for, collaborations with colleagues and diverse communities in the fields of musicology and ethnomusicology. Evidence demonstrating the ability and desire to work effectively with an economically and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, staff, administration, and the public.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in American musical traditions writ broadly, including but not exclusive to vernacular music, sacred music, and musical practices within Indigenous, Latinx, Asian diasporic, and/or African diasporic communities throughout the Western hemisphere. Expertise in film music and/or popular music. Solid familiarity with, if not expertise in, critical theories including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and/or disability studies. Evidence of curriculum development and pedagogical practices that demonstrate re-thinking of traditional Western music history curricula. Demonstrated experience with online instruction and other hybrid teaching modalities.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a diversity statement demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their diversity statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-racist and, if possible, provide examples of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and include specific examples to illustrate their experience. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.
  • In your cover letter, please relate your experience to the required and preferred qualifications and explain what your research agenda would include, in addition to highlighting what unique skills you would bring to The Hartt School.
  • In your teaching philosophy, please summarize your teaching and inclusive pedagogy practices which you believe prepare students to be artists, scholars, and critical thinkers in the twenty-first century.
  • 12/4 Any updates here?
    • 12/8 Search committee chair here: we got a large number of terrific applications and we are currently formulating our long list, with the hopes of reaching out to those folks next week with next steps. While specific dates are still TBD, we're aiming to hold first-round interviews as soon after winter break/start of the spring semester as we are able to schedule them. Hope that helps!
  • Zoom Interview request (12/23)
  • Zoom interviews took place from 2/21 - 3/2
  • 3/9 Any updates on campus visits?
  • 03/30 Request for on-campus interview
  • 4/7 Saw the call being advertised again with 4/4 posting date. Anyone know what's up?
  • 5/16 Rejection received
  • https://www.hartford.edu/unotes/2023/07/the-hartt-school-welcomes-new-music-faculty.aspx

University of Lethbridge: Music Assistant Professor (Musicology/Ethnomusicology) FILLED: Emily Gale, University of Virginia 2014[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 May 2023
  • The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in musicology and/or ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The University aspires to hire an individual for this position who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and has the potential to participate in the development of the musicologies area, and who will also contribute actively to the promotion and profile development of the Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the core musicologies sequence as well as upper-level topic courses. Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary expertise. Given that the Music Department is currently working towards redesigning its musicology/ethnomusicology curriculum, experience with, and interest in, developing new courses within the broadly defined musicologies area is considered an asset. These changes are intended to bring the curriculum more in line with the current state of the discipline, and as such candidates specializing in any area of musicology, ethnomusicology, or a closely related discipline are encouraged to apply.
  • A completed doctorate is preferred. Applicants who are ABD and/or nearing completion of their degree or those with commensurate professional experience will also be considered. “Commensurate professional experience” refers to a substantial career as a researcher and/or performing artist with an equal reputation as a pedagogue at the post-secondary level.
  • Application process: Interested individuals should submit via the ULethbridge Careers page an application that includes a cover letter describing interest in the position, and areas of teaching expertise at any level including mentorship. Applicants must also include a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of recent research and creative activity/recordings (if applicable) and contact information for three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be sent a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.
  • All electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be accessible via links online throughout the period of the search and/or be submitted using an established internet-based file transfer service.
  • Please address application documents to: Dr. Shelley Scott, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Tel: (403) 329‑2126, E-mail: finearts.dean@uleth.ca
  • Please ensure that your name and the name of the position are referred to in any additional documents.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023.

University of Louisiana Lafayette: Associate Professor/Professor of Music (The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music) FILLED: Gwendolen von Einsiedel, Oxford University 2017[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 21 September 2022
  • The chair-holder leads a program and curriculum in the study and practice of music in oral traditions. This position administers a generously endowed programming budget that funds a team of roughly a dozen adjunct instructors, guest artists, travel expenses, scholarships for students, and more. The curriculum includes group instruction for beginners and advanced one-on-one instruction in Cajun and Creole fiddle, accordion, and French vocals; songwriting; small ensembles for credit (Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, and blues); music appreciation and history classes on vernacular musics of North America, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in traditional music. Some music majors from other concentrations (especially music business and music media) are heavily involved in traditional music. Responsibilities include staff hiring and supervision, teaching (at a reduced load), academic advising, concert production, guest artist coordination, and recruiting prospective students from the local community and beyond.
  • The mission of this endowed chair is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the foundations and diversity of traditional music worldwide and to advance the preservation, instruction, and performance of traditional music with an emphasis on traditions that have developed in the university’s local region. For more information about the Traditional Music activities at UL Lafayette, visit our website: https://music.louisiana.edu/traditionalmusic
  • Position is subject to approval by the Louisiana Board of Regents.
  • Application materials
  • Cover letter highlighting candidate’s suitability for the position and describing how they would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UL Lafayette
  • Full CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, especially as it relates to offering training in traditional music
  • Artist or research statement
  • On request: Additional supporting materials (e.g. links to videos or publications)
  • On request: List of 4 references with current email addresses and phone numbers
  • Qualifications: Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in a field related to traditional music (e.g. music performance, pedagogy, musicology, folklore, or ethnomusicology) OR Terminal degree in an appropriate field and significant scholarly and/or artistic experience
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Professionalism, collegiality, and excellent organizational and communication skills are essential
  • A significant record of achievement is expected
  • A record of research and/or creative activity in oral-tradition musics of Louisiana or some other specific region of North America is beneficial.
  • The ideal candidate will: have a proven track record in scholarship, musical performance, teaching, community involvement, and administration; provide a creative vision for the program and its partnerships with artists and scholars; and foster and maintain collaborative relationships across the campus, the region, and the globe.
  • Tenure and rank negotiable, dependent upon qualifications. Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Consult the School of Music’s website for information on University and community resources related to traditional music.
  • 9/21/22 Reposted from failed search last year. No changes to ad other than removal of original July 1, 2022 start date.

University of Maryland: Assistant Professor in Musicology FILLED: Kelsey Klotz, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016[]

  • Deadline: 06 November 2022
  • The University of Maryland School of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Musicology. We are seeking a scholar and teacher of exceptional promise or established reputation with a specialization in U.S. popular music, broadly defined, whose areas of expertise complement those of the full-time faculty in the School’s Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will teach in the University of Maryland’s general education program, required coursework in the undergraduate music history sequence, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminars on topics of their choosing. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining an active research profile; supervising and mentoring graduate students and teaching assistants; serving on thesis and dissertation committees; participating on faculty committees for the School of Music, College of Arts and Humanities, and the University.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology or a closely related discipline (attained by August 2023); evidence or promise of excellence in research; evidence or promise of innovative teaching (especially in general education); and an interest in and aptitude for graduate advising.
  • Best Consideration Date: 11/06/2022
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of References (no emails sent from system), DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Statement
  • 11/23: request for additional materials
  • 1/11/2023: Zoom interviews held in late Dec

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology FILLED: Dan DiPiero, Ohio State University 2019[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 October 2022
  • UMKC Conservatory is seeking a qualified tenure track Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach general education classes with a music focus, undergraduate musicology or ethnomusicology (including the jazz history survey), research & bibliography, and graduate seminars in areas of specialized interest; advise masters theses and DMA documents; build and sustain a national profile of research and publication that reflects the career of a consistently productive scholar; serve on appropriate student and faculty committees and maintain active participation in other Conservatory activities; contribute to all facets of the Division of Music Studies and the UMKC Conservatory, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university, such as the support and mentorship of a diverse student body; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level, with preference given to candidates with a specialty in jazz or popular music (research areas should complement the existing faculty); demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching in a university setting; demonstrated ability working with and supporting students of diverse identities and experiences, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds; Ph.D. in Musicology or Ethnomusicology or related field (ABDs considered).
  • This is a full time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, nine-month faculty appointment. Date of appointment starts Fall 2023.
  • Review of application materials will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Applications must be submitted through this UMKC recruitment portal. Please complete the application form and upload the following requested materials.
  • Applicants should combine all application materials: a cover letter that addresses the candidate's qualifications, interest in the position, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and scholarly credentials) and an example of scholarly writing (i.e. a dissertation chapter, an article in preparation, or a published article) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as the resume attachment.
  • 10/29 Request for zoom interview
  • 11/16: Invitation to campus
  • https://conservatory.umkc.edu/posts/welcome-dr-dan-dipiero.html

University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology FILLED: Tamar Sella, Harvard University 2020[]

  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled
  • The University of North Texas College of Music and the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology invite applications for a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. The Division encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunities in higher education through teaching, research, and service. Situated within a large, public university that is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Service Institution (MSI), we recognize that a diverse faculty is essential for promoting equity and inclusion. Duties in these areas will include the following:
  • Research – maintain a dynamic scholarly profile through research and peer-reviewed publications. This profile may also include collaborative research initiatives, ethnographic film and social media projects, and research that consider the many ways music, sound, and performance intersect with commerce, politics, public practice and sustainability, cultural policy, the environment, and more.
  • Teaching – recruit, retain, and mentor graduate students in ethnomusicology; the possibility of teaching undergraduate courses in ethnomusicology, including African American Music, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, and courses related to the BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society; teach MA and PhD courses including Ethnomusicology Field and Research Methods, Ethnomusicology History and Methodology, geographical and cultural area studies, and seminars related to the candidate’s research; and serve on graduate advisory committees (MA, PhD, and DMA).
  • Service– participate on divisional/college/university committees; serve on committees and boards of appropriate professional organizations, and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology or related discipline at time of appointment; a record of ethnographically-based research; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant; strong commitment to, and evidence of, collegiality and respect to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: An active research agenda in an area of specialization that complements and diversifies those of current area and division faculty; strong peer-reviewed publication record, and interest in securing funding for – and developing – innovative, creative, and transformative research projects through UNT’s own initiatives and external sources such as private foundations and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Please submit: curriculum vita, cover letter, list of names and contact information of three references. Additional materials will be requested at a later stage of the search. https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/64455
  • 12/04 Request for materials/interview invitation
  • 1/25 Any movement here?
  • 3/30 Finalists were selected and an offer is in the works
  • https://twitter.com/UNTCoM/status/1649065618245668865

University of North Texas: Assistant Professor of Music History (Specialization before 1750) FAILED?[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 15 December 2022
  • The University of North Texas College of Music and the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology invite applications for a tenure-track position in music history at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. The Division encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunities in higher education through teaching, research, and service. Situated within a large, public university that is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI), we recognize that a diverse faculty is essential for promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Duties in these areas will include the following:
  • Research — maintain a dynamic scholarly profile through research and peer-reviewed publications on any musical tradition or repertoire before 1750.
  • Teaching — recruit, retain, and mentor graduate students in musicology; teach undergraduate courses including a survey of Western music history to 1750; teach and develop graduate courses in music history that complement existing offerings and reflect the candidate’s research expertise; and serve on graduate advisory committees (MA, PhD, and DMA).
  • Service — participate on divisional/college/university committees; serve on committees and boards of appropriate professional organizations, and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in historical musicology or a related discipline at time of appointment; a promising record of musicological research; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant; strong commitment to, and evidence of, collegiality and respect to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Strong peer-reviewed publication record; an engagement with emerging methodologies in musicology and related disciplines; an interest in securing funding for – and developing – innovative, creative, and transformative research projects through UNT’s own initiatives and external sources such as private foundations and local, state, and federal agencies; interest in contributing to the BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society.
  • Please submit: curriculum vita, cover letter, list of names and contact information of three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage of the search. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/13: Request for additional materials
  • 2/20: Invitation for Zoom Interview
  • 03/21: Any movement here?
  • 3/30 On campus interviews are ongoing
  • 7/31 Anyone know what happened here? UNT just announced the hire of a "Visiting Lecturer" who appears to have a pre-1750 speciality. Did the tenure-track search fail? https://twitter.com/UNTCoM/status/1684198542158577669

University of Northern Colorado: Assistant or Associate Professor, LatinX Music FILLED: Javier Vinasco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 2012 (DM Music); Professor, EAFIT University[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 14 February 2023
  • The School of Music in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Latin American/Afro-Caribbean music at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2023.
  • As UNC transitions to becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Latin American/Afro-Caribbean music. The successful candidate will provide strategic and visionary leadership for our new Bachelor of Arts concentrations in Latinx Music and Culture & Expression; develop progressive and inclusive programming that engages students and campus/community members of diverse backgrounds; display a commitment to excellence in teaching students pursuing various music degrees including liberal arts, performance, education, business, and others; actively recruit undergraduate music majors within the framework of our goal of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion; exhibit the potential to develop a regional and national profile as a scholar, artist, and educator; and work collaboratively with colleagues to advance the School’s programs and initiatives.
  • Specific responsibilities include teaching academic courses in the Latinx program and possibly additional areas within the School of Music based on the candidate’s strengths, qualifications, and interests; leading the Latinx Music Ensemble(s) and planning and implementing its performance and outreach activities; advising and mentoring students in the B.A. program; nurturing relationships with high school educators in the state and region; and engaging in service and creative activity and/or research activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completed Master’s degree in Music with appropriate expertise in Latin American/Afro-Caribbean musics. Two years of experience teaching in a college setting. Potential for scholarship/creative activity at a regional or wider scope.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in Music, preferably musicology or ethnomusicology, with appropriate expertise in Latin American/Afro-Caribbean musics. Two years of experience teaching full-time in a college setting. Record of scholarship/creative activity at the national or wider level.
  • Open Date: 02/14/2023
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a CV, cover letter, list of references, and diversity statement electronically.
  • Salary range is $52,681-$64,600 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Notre Dame: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology FILLED: Jon Bullock, University of Chicago 2022[]

  • Deadline: 08 October 2022
  • The University of Notre Dame seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach in the Music Department and in the graduate-level Program in Sacred Music, beginning August 2023. We are looking for a researcher of exceptional promise with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, a willingness to think broadly about music, an ability to develop ethnomusicological dimensions in courses and curriculum, and to collaborate with our faculty and many international programs. We welcome all specializations, in any music-culture(s) or repertories, including (but not necessarily limited to) ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, music history, cultural studies, performance studies, ritual studies, and sound studies.
  • The appointee will be expected to maintain an active research and publication record, and teach a range of courses, including core classes, ensembles, and advanced electives for music majors, and introductory and writing-intensive courses for non-majors. The department is currently revising its curriculum, and the appointee will play a key role in the expansion of course offerings. There is also an opportunity to teach graduate-level courses in the Program in Sacred Music.
  • The deadline for application is October 8, 2022. The appointee must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 2023. Please submit a cover letter outlining teaching qualifications and research interests, a CV, and three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/112794. No further materials will be considered at this stage of the process.
  • https://music.uchicago.edu/news/music-department-students-graduates-and-alumni-receive-academic-appointments-fellowships-and

University of Notre Dame: Associate/Full Professor, Sacred Music Program Director, Musicology FILLED: Rebecca Maloy, University of Cincinnati 2001[]

  • 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.
  • https://music.nd.edu/news-events/news/distinguished-interdisciplinary-scholar-rebecca-maloy-named-director-of-sacred-music-at-notre-dame/

University of Oklahoma: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology FILLED: Maxwell Yamane, University of Maryland 2023[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2022
  • The University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
  • Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars (2 + 2 per academic year) in ethnomusicology. Serve on graduate advisory committees and supervise graduate research, collaborate with the ethnomusicology/musicology area in all departmental activities, and serve on other academic committees as assigned by the Director of the OU School of Music. Contribute to School, College, and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national, and regional research agenda.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in ethnomusicology, anthropology, or Indigenous studies, with an emphasis on Native American/First Nation’s music. Evidence of successful teaching in ethnomusicology. Record of scholarly/creative accomplishments as demonstrated through regional and national/international presentations, performances, and/or publications.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Engagement with Indigenous sound studies. Ability to facilitate a presence for Indigenous performance within the School of Music and to collaborate with local communities. Interest in drawing on the wealth of local fieldwork collaborations and research resources in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Please submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a recent scholarly writing sample, such as a published journal article, article draft, or dissertation chapter, 4) the names and contact information for three references.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting on November 1st, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.
  • https://www.facebook.com/OUCatlett/posts/pfbid0PsHtihcqy1LR3bQik5yTFX5v5qDvmHGNWMjHJnoAkYrG1UcJ5p95d8rrXRKhdi7il

University of Oklahoma: Assistant Professor of Musicology (20th and 21st century Western Art Music) FILLED: Jake Johnson, UCLA 2017[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 February 2023
  • The University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musicology in the School of Music, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
  • Teach a 2 + 2 course load. This load includes part of the undergraduate music major survey, graduate-level seminars on 20th and 21st century music, and new courses related to the applicant’s interests and areas of expertise. Build and maintain an active research program. Establish a record of creative activity and research productivity in national and international venues leading to being a recognized authority in one’s field. Mentor graduate students and serve on graduate advisory committees (MA, PhD, and DMA). Participate in service to the School of Music, the University, and the profession.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Musicology. Applicants who are ABD with an expected date of completion in May 2023 will be considered. Scholarly excellence through written work, either through a record of scholarly publication or strong evidence of the potential for publication. Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching music majors and music graduate students. A secondary area of specialization in media studies or another area that diversifies the course offerings and research strengths of existing faculty in terms of time periods, geographical regions, musical genres, or methodological approaches. Commitment to contributing to the vitality of the academic community within the School of Music and across the University through innovative teaching and dedicated service.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates apply online through https://apply.interfolio.com/118673.
  • Please provide a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of recommendation. A teaching video and writing sample will be requested from finalists at a later date.
  • Review of applications begins on February 1, 2023, and will continue until filled.
  • 3/2: Request for additional materials.

University of Oklahoma: Assistant Professor of Musicology (Early Music) FILLED: Nathan Dougherty, Case Western Reserve University 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 December 2022
  • The University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musicology in the School of Music, College of Fine Arts.
  • Teach a 2 + 2 course load. This load may include undergraduate courses for music majors, graduate-level seminars on renaissance and baroque era music, research and bibliography, leading the Collegium Musicum, and new courses related to the applicant’s other interests and area(s) of expertise. Build and maintain an active research program. Establish a record of creative activity and/or research productivity in national and international venues. Mentor and advise graduate students. Participate fully in service, including School of Music and University governance committees and other duties as assigned by the director.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Musicology or D.M.A. in Historically Informed Performance. Applicants who are ABD with an expected date of completion in May 2023 will be considered. Scholarly excellence through written work, either through a record of scholarly publication or strong evidence of the potential for publication. Undergraduate-level teaching experience.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching music majors or graduate students. Experience leading an early music ensemble. A developed secondary area of specialization that complements the course offerings and research strengths of existing faculty in terms of time periods, geographical regions, musical genres, or methodological approaches. A commitment to contribute to the vitality of the academic community within the School of Music and across the University through teaching, performing, and service.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates must apply online through interfolio.com to be considered: http://apply.interfolio.com/113986.
  • Please provide 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) three confidential letters of recommendation. A teaching video and writing sample will be requested from finalists at a later date.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/24: Request for additional materials.
  • 2/22: Invite for on-campus interview
  • https://www.facebook.com/OUCatlett/posts/pfbid034Hivp9j3kuXspxJp4bQ6xU3Dank92WxGXbE9Yk3wKhLNbkEp3yYjvtYnJazrcui5l

University of San Diego: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Charissa Noble, UC Santa Cruz 2019[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022
  • The Department of Music at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in modern, contemporary, and popular music for the core curriculum and LLC/TLC programs; upper‑level undergraduate courses in Western European music history and topical musicology seminars as part of the Music major; and interdisciplinary courses in music, art, sound art, and intermedia that can serve majors in both Music and Visual Arts. Candidates with interdisciplinary specializations in sound studies, critical music and media studies, performance studies, or intermedia are preferred. The selected candidate will be invited to expand our current disciplinary and interdisciplinary offerings in their areas of expertise. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who advance the perspectives of historically underrepresented groups in the study of Music. Mentorship and networking opportunities will also be available for candidates whose interests align with or are connected to one of the following three cluster hire themes: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences. Find out more information about the cluster themes at https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/hiring.php. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.
  • The successful candidates will:
  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
  • Applications must consist of the following:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement and a sample syllabus
  • Research statement and a sample of scholarly work
  • Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research
  • Contact information for three references
  • Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Emilie Amrein at amrein@sandiego.edu.
  • 12/4 Any updates here?
  • 1/8/23 Zoom interviews held in Dec
  • 1/8/23 Any further updates?

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Historical Musicology FILLED: Gabrielle Cornish, Eastman School of Music 2020[]

  • Deadline: 27 November 4 December 2022
  • The UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in historical musicology. The School seeks to hire an innovative, emerging teacher-scholar. The successful candidate will have previous teaching experience at the college level and a demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship that builds on and complements the work of current faculty in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music education, and performance. The School is particularly interested in teaching and research that explores new areas of inquiry, such as but not limited to, popular musics, music technology, sound studies, that would support the School as it reimagines and re-envisions both the undergraduate curriculum (majors and non-majors) and its graduate programs. The person appointed to the position will be encouraged to forge ties with other departments and programs on campus.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the School's core educational mission and assist in recruiting a diverse population of undergraduate majors and graduate students in addition to pursuing a program of research and scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment. The person appointed to the position will teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses for both majors and non-majors. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring graduate students, serving on degree committees, and providing leadership on committees at the departmental, college, and university levels.
  • Required: Terminal Degree. Doctorate in Music with area of specialization open. ABD considered (degree completion by start date expected).
  • Qualifications: Candidates for the position must be actively engaged in research in historical musicology. Previous college-level teaching experience required.
  • Candidates must apply online at jobs.wisc.edu. Search for PLV 268637. Please click on "Apply Now" to begin the application process. Submit the following in a single PDF document: 1) a cover letter addressing your commitment to teaching and to curricular change as well as describing your current research and scholarship, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a separate statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the application process. Please do not submit any other materials than those listed here.
  • The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 27, December 4, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
  • 11/26 Deadline extended to Dec. 4.
  • 1/20 Any updates here?
  • 1/21 Request for Zoom interview
  • 2/3: Request for more materials (writing sample and syllabus)
  • 3/2: Any updates here?
  • 3/7 Invitation for campus visit
  • 4/25: Offer accepted

Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor in Musicology FILLED: Megan Francisco, University of Washington 2020[]

  • Deadline: 14 October 2022
  • The Wake Forest University Department of Music seeks a dynamic teacher and scholar for a tenure-track position in Musicology, to begin July 1, 2023. The department has adopted a substantially revised curriculum in the past year that is designed to engage students with a greater diversity of musical thought and practice; transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries; increase student and community access to music courses and programming; and allow students in the music major to pursue a course of study whose breadth and depth supports their needs as pre-professionals and as people. We particularly welcome applications from candidates interested in contributing to this vision.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach the latter course (post-1800) in our music history and culture sequence for music majors and minors; extant and new music history and culture survey courses, according to interest and expertise; and first year seminars. The standard teaching load is nine courses over four semesters. The ideal applicant would complement current faculty research expertise and demonstrate commitments to interdisciplinary work and diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, publishing, performance, and/or service; the ability to do so should be addressed in the candidate’s cover letter. Evidence of strong scholarship and successful teaching as instructor of record at the undergraduate level is required. A doctorate in musicology or a related field is required within the first year of employment.
  • Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file that includes all of the following: (1) a current CV (2) a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s preparedness as a teacher, academic, and professional (3) current contact information for three references. Please do not include letters of recommendation.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by October 14, 2022.
  • Inquiries regarding the position or department can be sent to Elizabeth Clendinning, the chair of the search committee, at clendiea@wfu.edu.
  • 10/26 - Request for additional materials
  • 12/5 Zoom interviews this week
  • https://www.facebook.com/WFUMusic/posts/pfbid0SKV2ZovWYQ88fjTKHtrjZQo7TQKr5ki3jHccJLJKuN5MfwK7xLWtXMiWxNpte21El

Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit, UC Berkeley 2023[]

  • 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.
  • 11/28 Campus visits this week
  • 12/17 Any one get an offer yet?
  • 1/19: https://music.wustl.edu/people/parkorn-wangpaiboonkit

Western Kentucky University: Assistant Professor of Musicology and Applied Studio Teaching FILLED: Jason Rosenholtz-Witt, Northwestern University 2020[]

  • Deadline: 15 January 01 February 2023
  • The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor of Musicology and Applied Studio Teaching appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound classroom/applied studio management, organizational skills, and an ability to foster critical thinking, performance, research, and scholarly writing skills in students. The applied studio area will be determined by departmental needs and applicant pool.
  • The successful candidate will:
  • Teach required courses in music history and applied studio;
  • Serve as music history area coordinator;
  • Recruit and retain a diverse and active applied studio;
  • Sustain an appropriate teaching, scholarship/creative activity and service portfolio;
  • Additional responsibilities will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate's strengths.
  • Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Musicology/Music History; or Doctorate in Music with Music History credentials by August 15, 2023 (ABD considered)
  • The successful candidate should be knowledgeable and skilled in teaching both music history and an applied studio area
  • Demonstrated successful pedagogy in a college classroom and applied studio teaching setting, scholarship/creative activity potential, and a commitment to public and professional service
  • Demonstrated expertise in Musicology
  • Demonstrated expertise in Applied Studio Teaching
  • The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by January 15, February 1, 2023, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (addressing pedagogy, use of technology, and teaching a diverse population)
  • Video links for two separate interactive teaching examples: the first in musicology; and the second demonstrating evidence of strength in an applied teaching area
  • Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.
  • 1/17 Deadline extended to Feb. 1
  • 2/28 Invitation for Campus Visit
  • 4/11 Offer made and accepted

Widener University: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Margaret Rowley, Boston University 2023[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Musicology with preferred secondary fields in ethnomusicology and/or string performance beginning in fall 2023. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a knowledge of current trends and research in their field(s). Teaching duties include courses in both Western and non-Western musical traditions that support the musicological component of the Visual and Performing Arts major as well as the University’s general education program. Opportunities also exist to develop and teach new courses to both majors and non-majors as well as co-teaching of an interdisciplinary nature within the College of Arts and Sciences. The ability to contribute to racial-ethnic studies, gender studies, or cross-disciplinary area studies would be welcomed. Specialization is open but we seek someone prepared to teach broadly in areas that support the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) major as well as the University’s General Education curriculum. Opportunities also exist to develop and teach new courses to VAPA majors and non-majors as well as interdisciplinary co-teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates invested in actively expanding the traditional bounds of the field and contributing to course offerings in gender studies or area studies are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate an active and coherent agenda in scholarly and professional development as well as the ability to contribute to a robust system of faculty governance. The Ph.D. in Musicology or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • Essential duties: Teaching; Professional development relating to the discipline including pedagogy; publication of research; participation in academic citizenship at all levels within the University.
  • Secondary responsibilities: Advising; department leadership
  • Required: Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and PhD in Musicology or closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2023
  • Preferred: Secondary area in ethnomusicology and/or string performance Ability to teach multiple musical cultures and periods.
  • Qualified candidates must complete the online application form at widener.edu/jobs by November 1. Please submit a letter of application and CV. , transcripts, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and research plans as a single pdf. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to ArtsandSciences@widener.edu. Three confidential letters of reference and additional materials – e.g., teaching materials and writing sample – will be requested from finalists. Review of complete applications will begin on November 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
  • 10/20 - materials here are different than those listed in the job posting, which says that everything other than the cover letter and CV will be solicited later.
  • Looks like the ad was changed significantly after posting, since I always copy & paste directly from the institutional hiring site. I have marked the changes above - strikeouts indicated material deleted and bold indicates new additions. -5120j
  • 12/4 Any updates here?
  • 12/22 Request for materials and interview (X2)
  • 3/13 Offer made and accepted

Williams College: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Elizabeth Elmi, Indiana University 2018[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2022
  • The Department of Music at Williams College announces a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Musicology beginning in the fall of 2023.
  • Duties: Teach four courses each year, including a survey of European music history before 1750 for majors, introductory courses on early music, and other courses related to the candidate's interests and experience. An additional Winter Study term course is required every other year. A complete listing of current courses in the department and their descriptions can be viewed at http://music.williams.edu/courses
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in musicology with particular expertise in any period of European music history before 1750; expertise in a secondary area that complements the strengths and interests of current faculty is especially welcome. Doctorate must be in hand by September 2023. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable.
  • Application Instructions: A letter of application, detailed resume, and three letters of reference should be submitted by October 15, 2022. Applicants must apply through Interfolio using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/111913. Please do not send additional supporting materials until requested. In the letter of application, we ask you to discuss your teaching experience, your research, and to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The search committee expects to arrive at a short list of candidates by early November and to hold campus interviews in December.
  • Questions concerning the application should be submitted to: Ed Gollin, Department Chair: egollin@williams.edu
  • Request for more materials (10/25)
  • Campus visit invitation (11/15)
  • https://blogs.iu.edu/jsommusicology/2023/01/20/elmi-williams/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Lucy Caplan, Yale University 2019 (PhD American Studies and African American Studies)[]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2022
  • The Department of Humanities and Arts (HUA) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professorship in music starting in August 2023. We seek a music scholar and practitioner whose work engages with the diversity of American musical culture from varied disciplinary perspectives that could include history, sociology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and performance practice. The possibilities of the position are broad, but we are particularly interested in someone whose work is dedicated to the music of the African diaspora in American culture, including (but not limited to) Gospel, Soul, Hip Hop, Blues, and music of the Caribbean. The rich histories and significant impact of these musical traditions have helped to define our culture. We seek someone that can not only reveal the mechanics of these musics but also engage with them as individual and collective expressions that carry social, racial, and political meanings.
  • We welcome someone who will inspire our students and community in an interdisciplinary environment populated by courses, projects, musical practice, and other experimental vehicles. These efforts will involve teaching and rethinking existing courses (for example, Fundamentals of Music) and adding new ones (for example, courses that contribute to WPI’s emerging African Studies initiative). Alongside research, analysis, and discussion, we see the unique benefits of scholar-practitioners that can help students make connections between the classroom to the world beyond. Successful candidates will thus be active in art-making practices that could include composition, production, and performance. In addition to being an excellent teacher and accomplished scholar, we seek someone that will contribute to an evolving culture of diversity and inclusion at WPI.
  • Responsibilities: Teach music courses, seminars / practicums as assigned; Design and revise the music curriculum in collaboration with music faculty colleagues; Contribute to scholarly communities through publications, presentations, and creative work; Advise student projects; Participate in initiatives conducted by the Humanities and Arts Department and the University
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music is preferred; terminal degree in a relevant field considered; Successful classroom teaching at the university level; History of scholarly contributions in the form of publications and / or creative work
  • As part of your application, please submit: A cover letter that describes your interests, values, and practices as a scholar and teacher; C.V. that contains academic and professional experience and includes names and contact information for three professional references; Examples of scholarly and / or creative work (no more than two), which could include audio or video recordings. We will ask for letters of reference and a teaching portfolio for short-listed candidates only
  • Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2022
  • Zoom interview: 2/9/23
  • Campus Visit 3/27
  • 7/6 Lucy Caplan

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

American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music FILLED: Alexandra Burkot, Brandeis ABD (PhD Musicology)[]

  • Deadline: January 15, 2023
  • The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music supports research that focuses on the cultural history of music in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. The fellowship aims to promote the study of interactions among Western European, Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish cultures from the medieval to the modern period.
  • Eligibility: Career musicians or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. Open to all nationalities.
  • Fields of Study: Musical composition, Music conducting, History of Music, Musicology, and related fields. Fellows will be expected to conduct a program of original research on a theme related to the collections of the Gennadius Library.
  • Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2023 to late May 2024, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.
  • Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius Library for Research on Music.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.
  • The award will be announced by mid-March.

Baruch College (CUNY): Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Fine and Performing Arts (Music) FILLED: Name unknown[]

  • Deadline: 23 December 2022
  • The music program at Baruch College, CUNY, seeks a passionate and dedicated teacher, currently completing or having recently attained the Ph.D. in historical musicology, for a Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) position beginning Fall 2023. Lecturers are eligible for a Certificate of Continuous Employment (tenure-like status) based on teaching excellence and dedicated service. All degree requirements must be met by the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • The faculty member will principally teach creative core music appreciation courses and courses in music history and literature to a community that includes music majors and music minors. Other responsibilities may include directing undergraduate research projects, advisement, and the like. The faculty member will be an active participant in departmental and college-level committees and will share responsibility for academic governance, which may include curricular development and program review.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • COMPENSATION: $67,684 - $79,170; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a Curriculum Vitae and narrative statement describing their commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  • CLOSING DATE: Posting will close on December 23, 2022 and review of applications will start on December 26,2022.
  • 12/20 - FYI the application portal seems also to require a cover letter despite this not being listed in job call
    • 12/20 - Or is the "narrative document" the cover letter? The "additional documents" upload section only has fields for writing samples, references, and transcripts.
    • 12/20 Oh good point. That seems to make sense!
  • 1/17 Any updates?
  • 1/18 Request for recommendations X3
  • 2/6: Request for Zoom interview
    • 2/7 Anyone else out their scratching their heads about what just went down with this second round?
    • 2/7 (2): What happened? If they didn't ask any questions and only wanted candidates to ask them questions, they did the same thing with the TT job Zoom interviews a few years ago. It was weird. Still don't know how they decided who to advance.
      • 2/7 (3) Sorry not second round as in interviews. Second stage? For this they requested letters only, due on the 3rd. On the 6th, according to above post, intereview requests were out.
      • 2/7 (2) Oops, sorry, misunderstood! Carry on... but yes, that seems like a strange timeline.
      • 2/23: During the first-round interview, I only got to ask two questions because one of the committee members talked the rest of the time. I did not hear anything afterwards and have no idea how they chose finalists.
  • 2/13 FYI, for international applicants, this position doesn't sponsor visa (was told during the interview).
  • 2/15 Second round interviews are being scheduled (on Zoom) x1
  • 3/17 Offer made and accepted.
  • Who did they hire?

Birmingham-Southern College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music FILLED: Joanna Pepple, Florida State University 2019 (PhD Musicology)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 12 May 2023
  • Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Music beginning in the fall of 2023, with the potential of renewal for a second year.
  • BSC is committed to finding a teacher/scholar whose specialty is in teaching undergraduate theory, music history and music appreciation. Other specialty areas may be considered as needed. The College offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Musical Arts degrees for its majors, and students majoring in Musical Theatre take music theory courses as part of their requirements.
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the liberal arts tradition is essential. Teaching load is 3-1-3, including a non-traditional January term project of the professor’s own creation. A terminal degree is required, and eligible candidates must have received the terminal degree or be ABD by the time of employment. All faculty members are expected to participate fully in the life of the department and College.
  • How to apply: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. The cover letter should summarize research interests and describe ways in which the candidate can contribute to the diversity of the classroom, program, and college.
  • Send application materials and any questions you have to Dr. Lester C. Seigel at lseigel@bsc.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 6/6: Offer Accepted

Brandeis University: Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 27 February 2023
  • The Department of Music at Brandeis University invites applications for a one-year, full-time Assistant Professor, outside the tenure structure position in Music beginning July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will join a small, active department and will have a 3-2 teaching load, which, depending on the candidate’s area of expertise, could include the following: an undergraduate course for majors and non-majors on film music, and another one on popular music, a course in our music history sequence, and one or two graduate seminars of interest to our musicology students and/or our composition students.
  • We seek a dynamic scholar-teacher to augment our current program strengths. The area of specialization is twentieth- and twentieth-century music, particularly film music, video game music, jazz, and/or popular music. Candidates should preferably hold a Ph.D. in Musicology by the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes a description of the candidate’s research plans and teaching experience, a CV, and a graduate or undergraduate syllabus on Film music or Video Game music.
  • Review of applications will begin February 27.
  • 8/29 Given the recent Brandeis news, this position was presumably cancelled?

Brown University: George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowship FILLED[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent foundation administered at Brown University. It awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, who have completed at least one major project and demonstrate potential to be future leaders in their fields. (Please consult Eligibility requirements for further information.) Artists and scholars supported by the Howard Foundation are expected to devote a substantial portion of time during the fellowship year to advancing new work. It is an unrestricted, non-residency fellowship for the sole purpose of aiding the intellectual and artistic development of the recipients. Fellowship funds may be used in combination with sabbatical leaves or other sources of support, but this is not a requirement.
  • A total of nine fellowships of $40,000 will be awarded in April 2023 for 2023-24 in the fields of: Music for Performance and Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Sound Studies.
  • Applications can be submitted beginning 7/1/2022 through 11/1/2022
  • https://www.brown.edu/howard-foundation/about/current-fellowship-awardees

Boston University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology FILLED: Erik Broess, University of Pennsylvania 2023[]

  • Deadline: 07 May 2023
  • The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University’s School of Music is seeking a non-tenure-track one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of ethnomusicology.
  • The successful candidate will be an engaging teacher with a demonstrated record of success in the classroom and experience working with students from a diverse set of backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities (2-3 course load) will include undergraduate classes, graduate seminars, and some graduate advising, with the opportunity to teach a graduate seminar of their own design. The ideal candidate should possess a completed Ph.D. degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field, and experience teaching at the college level.
  • Candidates should provide a cover letter discussing their interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. They should additionally be ready to provide a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, course ideas for the special topic graduate seminar in ethnomusicology, syllabi of courses taught, and course evaluations upon request.
  • This position is a full-time, non-renewable, ten-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023. For best consideration, please send your application materials to musicsearch@bu.edu by May 7, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • 5/21 Request for additional materials.
  • 6/6 Rejection e-mail.

Bucknell University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) FILLED: Tyler Yamin, UCLA 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 11 May 2023
  • Bucknell University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for 2023-2024, beginning August 2023, with the possibility of continuation for a second year. Doctorate in ethnomusicology, performance studies, musicology, or other closely-related fields. Teaching responsibilities include 6 courses per year (three classes per semester) including the Bucknell University Gamelan (2 courses) and introductory and upper-level global and/or popular music courses including Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Music (1 course), and other topical and thematic courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise (3 courses).
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center (careers.bucknell.edu). E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to William Kenny, chair of the Department of Music (kenny@bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
  • Work Type: This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 10-month, non-tenure-track faculty position.

Carleton College: Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology FILLED: Melissa Scott, UC Berkeley 2023[]

  • Deadline: 21 February 2023
  • The Department of Music at Carleton College is pleased to announce a two-year, postdoctoral fellowship in cultural musicology/ethnomusicology, starting on September 1, 2023. We seek an emerging scholar with a strong fieldwork-based component to their research, to complement the research methodologies and expertise of other members of the department, and who is interested in teaching in the context of a liberal arts program. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. The two-year position involves half-time teaching (two courses one year, and three courses the next; Carleton's academic calendar consists of three ten-week terms) and half-time dedicated to research and writing. Courses to be taught could include a general introduction to the topics and methodologies of ethnomusicology, an "area course" which focuses on a particular region or topic, and an undergraduate seminar in the fellow's primary research specialization. Fellows are assigned a mentor through the College mentoring program and will also receive support for attending professional meetings and other development activities.
  • Eligibility: Fellowship candidates must have their PhD in hand when their fellowship begins, and must have obtained their PhD within the past five years.
  • For questions, please contact Justin London at jlondon@carleton.edu
  • In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a statement about teaching students from diverse backgrounds in an undergraduate, residential liberal arts environment. After passing through an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is February 21, 2023. All application materials can be submitted at go.carleton.edu/carletonjobs.

Carleton College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Victoria Aschheim, Princeton University 2018[]

  • Deadline: 10 March 2023
  • The Department of Music at Carleton College is pleased to announce a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in historical musicology for the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek an emerging scholar with a strong background in teaching music history and concepts of musicology to small groups of undergraduates in a liberal arts setting. We look to complement the research methodologies and expertise of other members of the department. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. The position involves full-time teaching of six courses over three ten-week academic terms. Courses to be taught could include offerings in our major history sequence, music and film and/or American music. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach courses in their primary area(s) of research specialization. Visitors receive support for attending professional meetings and other development activities.
  • Eligibility: Candidates should have their PhD in hand before their position begins on September 1, 2023.
  • For questions, please contact Andy Flory at aflory@carleton.edu
  • In order to be considered, applicants should submit the following: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a statement about teaching students from diverse backgrounds in an undergraduate, residential liberal arts environment. After passing through an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience.
  • Applications received by March 10, 2023 will be given full consideration. All application materials can be submitted at go.carleton.edu/carletonjobs.
  • 04/20 Request for Zoom Interview (2x)
  • 04/25 Request for additional info (3 letters of rec, writing sample)
  • 5/1 Request for on-campus interview
  • 6/15 Rejection received; offer has been made and accepted by another candidate

Case Western Reserve University: John P. Murphy Fellow in Popular Music Studies FILLED: Laina Dawes, Columbia University 2022[]

  • Deadline: 31 December 2022
  • The purpose of this Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support research in popular music studies by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their work. During the course of the fellowship, John P. Murphy Fellows will pursue a research and writing project for two full academic years. An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community through their participation in workshops, lectures, and courses. The John P. Murphy Fellow will offer two courses at CWRU (one course each academic year) over the period of the fellowship, in consultation with the Music Department. Fellows will also be given the opportunity to take advantage of the longstanding partnership between the Center for Popular Music Studies and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rock Hall’s Library & Archives.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand from an institution other than Case Western Reserve University before July 1, 2023; the Ph.D must date from no earlier than 2013. Candidates should demonstrate in the dissertation a focus on popular music. The candidate’s Ph.D. may come from musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, area studies, or related fields.
  • For questions, please contact Daniel Goldmark (dig5@case.edu).
  • In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit:
  • A cover sheet with contact and biographical information.
  • An academic c.v. including detailed information on your scholarly projects, publications, degrees and awards, teaching experience, etc.
  • A proposal for the scholarly project that you will undertake during the postdoctoral fellowship. The project can include, but does not necessarily need to, expansion and revision of your doctoral research into one or more new publications. There are two components to the project proposal:
    • Project title and an abstract, including a clear statement of the project’s scholarly significance. (250 word maximum)
    • Project description, explaining the objectives, methodology, contribution and originality of the project in a manner that is clear to a range of scholars in the humanities who may not be specialists in your field. (1000 word maximum)
  • A one page description of up to three ideas for courses that you would be interested in teaching.
  • Contact information for three references

Case Western Reserve University Center for Popular Music Studies/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Research Fellowship[]

  • Deadline: Initial deadline was 31 December 2022, but open until filled
  • The fellowship will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip. Applicants should send the following as a single PDF file to popmusic -at- case.edu by 2pm EST, 31 December 2022:
  • 1000 word (max) statement of your research plan as it relates to the holdings of the Library & Archives (see http://catalog.rockhall.com) including proposed dates of residence
  • CV or résumé
  • If you need assistance searching the online catalogs, please contact library -at- rockhall.org. Successful proposals will be those that make clear why the Library & Archives’ holdings are essential to the work/research described.
  • Please email Daniel Goldmark -at- dig5 at case.edu if you have any questions.
  • Posted on AMS-L 1/4/23, so they must still be taking applications.

Cleveland Institute of Music: Future of Music Faculty Fellowship (Jan-June 2023) FILLED[]

  • Deadline: 30 September 2022
  • CIM’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind career development initiative for Black and Latinx music professionals considering and/or currently pursuing an academic career. Powered by the Sphinx Venture Fund, this competitive fellowship spotlights and prepares future faculty leaders for careers in the music academy so they can influence a new generation of musicians.
  • In January 2023, CIM will welcome its second cohort of fellows into the Future of Music Faculty Fellowship. The program will take place from January 2023 to June 2023 and you can find a complete list of key dates and session topics here: https://www.cim.edu/fellowship/2023-program-highlights
  • Black and Latinx professional musicians who are considering and/or already pursuing careers in academia from across disciplines, genres, performance, and pedagogy are eligible and encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, performing musicians, graduate students, adjunct faculty, and junior faculty and scholars who have been in the academy for less than 3 years.
  • Application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Those selected for the fellowship will be notified via email in mid-October. If you have any questions, please email facultyfellowship@cim.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 2023 Fellows announced: https://www.cim.edu/fellowship/2023-program/fellows

College of St. Benedict/St. John's University: Visiting Assistant Professor(s) in Music - Open Specialization (3-year term) FILLED: Andrew Towsey-Grishaw, University of Southern California 2022 (DMA Viola Performance) AND Adam Kluck, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2015 (DMA Choral Conducting), Asst Prof Virginia Tech[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 18 January 2023
  • The Music Department of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB+SJU) invites applications for 2 full-time, three-year term appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music to begin in August 2023. We seek a colleague whose work will complement our current strengths; therefore, the area of specialization is open and candidates with a variety of backgrounds in music are encouraged to apply.
  • Instructional responsibilities are based on the candidate’s qualifications and needs of the department and may include teaching undergraduate courses in musicology and/or ethnomusicology, jazz ensemble, choral ensemble(s), applied lessons, courses within the music curriculum such as music technology, songwriting, or courses designed to fulfill needs in the Integrations Curriculum, the CSB and SJU general education curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship or creative activity, be active in service, advise students, and collaborate with current faculty to build a program that is just, equitable, and responsive to the needs of the 21st-century student.
  • Required: Doctorate in music (ABD considered) or terminal degree in a relevant discipline; Demonstrated teaching excellence; Ability to make contributions to departmental and general education course offerings; Strong commitment to recruiting
  • Preferred: Ability to advise majors; Professional performing experience; Ability to bring unique perspectives to the institutions through school, college, and university service.
  • Applications are accepted online by clicking on "Apply" above. Review of applications will begin on January 18. The position will be open until filled. Candidates are asked to complete the faculty application and to submit the following application materials:
  • Cover Letter specific to this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching philosophy (Uploaded as “Teaching Philosophy”)
  • Statement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Philosophy that articulates the applicant’s vision for the role of DEIJ in transforming higher education institutions generally and the applicant’s discipline specifically. (Uploaded as “DEIJ Statement”), 500-word limit.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Additional materials may be requested later in the search process, including internet links to videos demonstrating teaching and specific areas of specialization.
  • 2/18 Any movement on this one?
  • 1/25: Request for more materials
  • 2/10: Request for Zoom interview
  • 3/10: Campus visit invitation
  • 4/17: HR Rejection Letter after Campus Visit: "...the position has been offered to another candidate whose qualifications and background most closely matched the needs of the department..." Based on my discussions with faculty while on campus, the intention of this position was a bit of a moving target. I would not be surprised if the successful candidate is neither a musicologist nor an ethnomusicologist.

Cornell University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies FILLED: Benjamin Barson, University of Pittsburgh 2021[]

  • Deadline: 02 November 2022
  • With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the department of Africana Studies & Research Center invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2023. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year.
  • Applicants should be working in the field of contemporary, Afro-Diasporic (outside of the United States) culture (music and religion, especially), and African American religion and music. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching.
  • The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the following two courses: (1) a 2000-level, introductory course that would describe, define, and interrogate the Black Atlantic from the perspective of Afro-Diasporic history and culture so as to propose and evaluate the phenomena of the global African world or a Survey of African American Music or Religion; and (2) a 4000-level course that focuses on the methods and theories that the postdoctoral fellow employed in his or her dissertation; in addition to the examination of the key theoretical concepts or theoreticians that enabled the dissertation, the course should also provide case studies or illustrations of methodology for student discussion and analysis.
  • Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2017 and no later than June 30, 2023. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.
  • Application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #22997 by November 2, 2022.

CUNY Graduate Center (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale): Associate Editor (Arabic)[]

  • Deadline: 07 August 2023
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position for its International Office in New York City. RILM publishes RILM abstracts of music literature (along with a suite of other resources), which is widely recognized as the world’s premiere abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for abstracting and indexing scholarship published in Arabic, making sure that they are fully and accurately represented in RILM abstracts.
  • The candidate will also work on bibliographic records related to other geographic areas, applying RILM’s editorial style as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content of the material through research, and will engage professionally and culturally with music scholarship of the areas of responsibility.
  • Other Duties: Edit, index, translate, and when needed write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of literacy and scholarship. Work on development of indexing vocabularies. Track the scholarship and publishing in Arabic-speaking countries, and work on the development of relevant networks. Advise the marketing/sales teams about academic networks in Arabic-speaking countries. Full-time (a minimum of 35 hours per week). After a lengthy training period, the schedule of when these hours are fulfilled can be flexible.
  • Qualifications: PhD in musicology/ethnomusicology or cultural studies with focus on music is strongly preferred. Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts, with proven research and writing skills. Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work. In addition to English, native or near native fluency in Arabic. Other languages are a plus, particularly
  • Persian. Willingness to engage in administrative and technological work. Scholarly / academic network is desired.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement about his/her own scholarly and research interests, and a list of three references with contact information. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CUNY Graduate Center (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale): Associate Editor (German and French or Italian)[]

  • Deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks an Associate Editor who will be responsible for abstracting and indexing publications in German and French or Italian.
  • General description: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position for its International Office in New York City. RILM publishes RILM abstracts of music literature (along with a suite of other resources), which is widely recognized as the world’s premiere abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. *The successful candidate will be responsible for abstracting and indexing scholarship published in the German language, in addition to publications in French or/and Italian, making sure that they are fully and accurately represented in RILM abstracts.
  • The candidate will also work on bibliographic records related to other geographic areas, applying RILM’s editorial style as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content of the material through research, and will engage professionally and culturally with music scholarship of the areas of responsibility.
  • Other Duties: Edit, index, translate, and when needed write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of literacy and scholarship. Work on development of indexing vocabularies. Track the scholarship and publishing in European countries, and work on the development of relevant networks. Advise the marketing/sales teams about academic networks in Europe.
  • Full-time (a minimum of 35 hours per week). After a lengthy training period, the schedule of when these hours are fulfilled can be flexible.
  • Qualifications: PhD in musicology/ethnomusicology or cultural studies with focus on music is strongly preferred. Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts, with proven research and writing skills. Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work. In addition to English, native or near native fluency in German, with knowledge of French and/or Italian. Other languages are a plus. Willingness to engage in administrative and technological work. Scholarly / academic network is desired.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement about his/her own scholarly and research interests, and a list of three references with contact information. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • 3/11 Appears to be re-post of failed/never filled search from last year: Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22. Job ad is exactly the same (down to the posting ID number), except a sentence about the possibility of remote work has been removed.

CUNY Graduate Center (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale): Associate Editor (Japanese and Korean)[]

  • Deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks an Associate Editor who will be responsible for abstracting and indexing publications in Japanese and Korean.
  • General description: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position for its International Office in New York City. RILM publishes RILM abstracts of music literature (along with a suite of other resources), which is widely recognized as the world’s premiere abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. *The successful candidate will be responsible for abstracting and indexing scholarship published in Japanese and Korean, making sure that they are fully and accurately represented in RILM abstracts.
  • The candidate will also work on bibliographic records related to other geographic areas, applying RILM’s editorial style as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content of the material through research, and will engage professionally and culturally with music scholarship of the areas of responsibility.
  • Other Duties: Edit, index, translate, and when needed write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of literacy and scholarship. Work on development of indexing vocabularies. Track the scholarship and publishing in Japan and Korea, and work on the development of relevant networks. Advise the marketing/sales teams about academic networks in East Asia.
  • Full-time (a minimum of 35 hours per week). After a lengthy training period, the schedule of when these hours are fulfilled can be flexible.
  • Qualifications: PhD in musicology/ethnomusicology or cultural studies with focus on music is strongly preferred. Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts, with proven research and writing skills. Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work. In addition to English, native or near native fluency in Korean or Japanese. Other languages are a plus. Other languages are a plus. Willingness to engage in administrative and technological work. Scholarly / academic network is desired.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement about his/her own scholarly and research interests, and a list of three references with contact information. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

George Washington University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music (African American/Afro-Diasporic Music) FILLED: Shana Mashego, University of Arizona 2010 (DMA Vocal Performance & Ethnomusicology)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 21 October 2022
  • The Music Program at The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design seeks a dynamic musician-scholar for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year in the area of African American/Afro-Diasporic Music.
  • This position will be 100% teaching, with a three credit, three course load for both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Courses to be taught include CMUS 2123 (Music of African Americans), CMUS 2105W (Intro to Ethnomusicology), and CMUS 3175 (Jazz in American Culture), as well as a combination of studio lessons and ensembles in jazz and/or other popular music styles. The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable in both performance and classroom settings, and bring an innovative approach to teaching performance, culture, and history across traditional disciplinary and/or genre lines. The successful candidate will also help organize and possibly perform with students in end-of-the semester concerts and other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field. Applicants must have a minimum 2 years teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Advertised Salary: 60,000
  • To be considered, please complete an online faculty application. Upload a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for the position; a resume; and the names and contact information of three referees. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Hillsdale College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music: Musicology FILLED: Michael Ruhling, Catholic University of America 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 27 March 2023
  • The John E.N. and Dede Howard Department of Music at Hillsdale College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August, 2023. The successful candidate should have a Doctorate in Music (ABD considered) or terminal degree in a relevant discipline, with a record of excellent teaching.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include one course each semester in the music history sequence for majors, one upper-level musicology seminar, and at least one section of the core fine arts class, “Understanding Music.” Additional teaching may be assigned based upon the candidate’s expertise and/or the needs of the department, including the possibility of applied instruction within the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • For full consideration, please submit the following:
  • A letter of application specific to this position, highlighting the applicant’s undergraduate teaching experience
  • A response to the College’s Mission Statement, addressing the applicant’s interest in that mission and the ability to teach in light of its commitments (https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission/).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Review of applications will begin March 27 and continue until the position is filled.

Ithaca College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Julia Hamilton, Columbia University 2021[]

  • Deadline: 25 March 2023, but review begins immediately (posted 3/7/23)
  • The Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applications for a non-tenure track, benefits-eligible Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology. This is a full-time one-year appointment.
  • The successful candidate will be an engaging and creative teacher, will demonstrate skill in classroom management and organization, and will be able to foster students’ critical thinking, research, and scholarly writing. The ideal candidate will be committed in pedagogy to antiracism and equity. Ithaca College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and broad perspective of the academic community.
  • The successful candidate will teach required courses in music history and literature to undergraduate music majors and will demonstrate enthusiasm for working collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will also teach courses on diverse repertoires for non-music majors. Additional responsibilities will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate's strengths.
  • Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have completed (or be ABD toward) a Ph.D. in musicology, ethnomusicology, or an equivalent field. At least one year of full-time college-level teaching experience (or its equivalent) beyond the graduate-assistant level is required.
  • Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach requested documents including a cover letter, CV, and list of references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 25, 2023.
  • Visa sponsorship may be provided for this position. Successful candidates will be required to meet with union leadership prior to their first day.
  • Hiring range: $60,000 - $185,000 (sic) (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
  • 3/8 I assume $185K is supposed to be $85K but I hope I'm wrong! -5120j
  • 4/6- Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 5/19 Rejection received; notification indicated post had been filled
  • https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/school-music-theatre-and-dance/faculty-and-staff/new-faculty-2023-24

Kenyon College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Bess Xintong Liu, University of Pennsylvania ABD[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 13 January 2023
  • Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a two-year Visiting position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2023. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment, with a record of excellent teaching.
  • The primary field of specialization is musicology/ethnomusicology; secondary expertise in areas such as popular music studies, gender studies, wind conducting, or others will be considered. The successful applicant will have the primary responsibility for teaching courses required of music majors and minors. Additional teaching responsibilities could include elective and/or interdisciplinary courses in the applicant’s area of expertise or courses of general interest to non-majors in support of the college’s General Education program.
  • To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter that includes an articulation of the applicant's teaching experience and philosophy, including experience with and plans for teaching diverse student populations as well as evidence of teaching excellence; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 4) names and contact information for three recommenders. Ph.D. in hand preferred; ABDs are welcome to apply. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.
  • Review of applications will begin January 13, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the January 13, 2023 deadline are guaranteed full consideration. Initial screening interviews will be conducted online.
  • 2/9/23: Additional information requested
  • https://www.kenyon.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-the-provost/new-faculty/

Lander University: Assistant Teaching Professor of Music FILLED: Jeremy Ruth, University of Arizona 2019 (DMA Clarinet)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 24 March 2023
  • The Position: The Department of Music at Lander University seeks applicants for a full-time, nontenure-track position as Assistant Teaching Professor of Music, beginning August 15, 2023.
  • We seek candidates to teach our music history sequence for majors, general education courses with broad appeal (“History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and similar courses), and applied lessons in voice, percussion, piano, or wind instruments. The candidate will also actively engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service, student advising, and professional development. We seek a dynamic faculty member with a commitment to teaching excellence who can help recruit students to our music programs and offer stimulating general education courses for non-majors.
  • Requirements: Applicants must have earned a terminal degree in music history, voice, percussion, piano, or wind instrument by the time of appointment. Applicants with expertise in theory or technology will receive additional consideration. The ideal candidate will be a skilled teacher of undergraduates with the ability to engage students in a variety of learning environments. We also seek someone who is actively pursuing professional development; eager to engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service; and able to work collaboratively in a small department. Previous teaching experience at the college level is required.
  • Application: Review of applications will begin Friday, March 24, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are highly preferred and should be addressed to Courtney Myers, Administrative Specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities, at cmyers@lander.edu with the subject “Assistant Teaching Professor of Music,” and should include:
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact Information for at least 3 current references
  • Additional Contact Information: Courtney Myers, Department of Music, Lander University, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649 864.388.8520

Loyola University Chicago: Fine and Performing Arts, Lecturer (Music History & Conductor of Symphony Orchestra), Non-Tenure Track FILLED: Colin Holman, University of Kansas 1991[]

  • Deadline: 31 March 2023
  • The Music Division in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer for academic year 2023–24, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review.
  • We especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from educators committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines). This search is part of a university-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The candidate will be expected to oversee and develop all aspects of the music history course sequence for music majors and minors, which currently includes Music History I, II, and III. The candidate will also teach a course to non-majors that explores the art of music listening and musical styles from cultures around the world. The teaching load is four courses per semester, which will include: conducting the Symphony Orchestra each semester; teaching two sections of the non-major course described above, The Art of Listening, each semester; teaching Music History II each spring semester; and teaching either Music History I or III in alternating fall semesters. Other possible courses may include: honors survey courses, applied conducting, and future courses in music history or musicology.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in music history or musicology is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially regarding socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in the specialty area of music history is desirable, as is having experience as an orchestral conductor. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and performance and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
  • Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position criteria outlined above; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).
  • For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by March 31, 2023.
  • 7/18 Renewed appointment of current lecturer for another year.

McGill University: Postdoctoral Researcher, LinkedMusic Project (Musical Metadata), January 2023[]

  • Deadline: 05 December 2022
  • The LinkedMusic Project at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a demonstrable interest and strengths in musical metadata to work on the creation of a metadata schema. This is a one-year position (renewable for up to three years), starting January 2023.
  • LinkedMusic is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator. The aim of the LinkedMusic Project is to link music databases through metadata schemas: structures for organizing information stored in a database. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, RISM, Cantus Ultimus, Global Jukebox, and MetaBrainz. The goal is a global digital music library that connects all kinds of music data and enables users to make queries across multiple databases. This will go a long way towards bringing online music search to the same level of sophistication currently possible for text-based resources, allowing us to answer fundamental questions about music and how it interacts with human creativity, society, culture, and history.
  • Over the course of the project, the research team will develop tools to convert existing metadata schemas into a flexible and extensible format using linked data principles, in addition to creating a virtual instrument museum with linked data content. The postdoctoral researcher will aid in the first phase of the project, the development of a multilingual metadata schema for music and easy-to-use, semi-automatic mapping tools to align existing metadata schemas to the new schema through a Linked Data format. As part of their work, they will help supervise a research group of graduate and undergraduate student developers and collaborate with a variety of content teams from partner institutions.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD (required before start-date) in Information Science, Library Science, Musicology, or related fields; Experience with library cataloguing and/or music metadata; Experience with Linked Open Data; Familiarity with standard metadata schemas of music databases; Track record of publications and presentations in relevant fields; Track record of supervision of students; Work with large, multi-part projects or partnerships; Knowledge of multiple languages; Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interested people should apply even if they do not feel that their background is a 100% match with the position description. All candidates will be given full consideration.
  • The salary will be $61,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin in January 2023, or as soon as the candidate is available; there is a possibility of a renewal for up to 3 years. The candidate will be full-time. Working hours are flexible, with some obligation to participate in scheduled meetings. A shared office space will be provided to the postdoctoral researcher, as well as access to university services.
  • Applications should consist of:
  • A brief cover letter outlining relevant experience
  • A resume
  • Additional materials (e.g., examples of previous work) are welcome, but not required
  • Candidates short-listed for an interview may be asked for two confidential reference letters
  • Though there are no restrictions regarding nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements.
  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga, but sent to Anna de Bakker, Research Associate, at anna.debakker@mcgill.ca with the subject line: LinkedMusic Postdoctoral Researcher: Metadata. The closing date for the position is 5 December 2022.

McGill University: Postdoctoral Researcher, LinkedMusic Project (Virtual Instrument Museum), January 2023[]

  • Deadline: 05 December 2022
  • The LinkedMusic Project at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music seeks a postdoctoral researcher with experience in web development to work on the Virtual Instrument Museum. This is a one-year position (renewable for up to three years), starting January 2023.
  • LinkedMusic is a seven-year research partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, headed by Ichiro Fujinaga, Principal Investigator. The aim of the LinkedMusic Project is to link music databases through metadata schemas: structures for organizing information stored in a database. The team brings together cutting-edge researchers with the digital musical resources and expertise of partner institutions, including DIAMM, RISM, Cantus Ultimus, Global Jukebox, and MetaBrainz. The goal is a global digital music library that connects all kinds of music data and enables users to make queries across multiple databases. This will go a long way towards bringing online music search to the same level of sophistication currently possible for text-based resources, allowing us to answer fundamental questions about music and how it interacts with human creativity, society, culture, and history.
  • Over the course of the project, the research team will develop tools to convert existing metadata schemas into a flexible and extensible format using linked data principles, in addition to creating a virtual instrument museum with linked data content. The postdoctoral researcher will help develop a unique, crowd-sourced musical instrument picture dictionary, the Virtual Instrument Museum (VIM), which will include pictures and videos of instruments and their names in different locations and local languages, and develop the necessary tools to map them to a Uniform Resource Identifier. This website will help expand vocabularies for linked data in music and improve online queries involving instruments. The postdoctoral researcher will also help supervise a research group of graduate and undergraduate student developers and collaborate with a variety of content teams.
  • Preferred Qualifications: PhD (required before start-date) in Information Science, Library Science, Computer Science, Musicology, or related fields; Experience with designing and/or managing websites and databases; Expert knowledge of Javascript and/or web development; Knowledge of organology and instruments of different cultures and/or periods; Experience with scholarly crowdsourcing; Experience with library cataloguing and/or music metadata; Familiarity with Linked Open Data; Track record of publications and presentations in relevant fields; Track record of supervision of students; Work with large, multi-part projects or partnerships; Knowledge of multiple languages; Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interested people should apply even if they do not feel that their background is a 100% match with the position description. All candidates will be given full consideration.
  • The salary will be $61,000 CAD per annum with a health and dental plan. The one-year position will begin in January 2023, or as soon as the candidate is available; there is a possibility of a renewal for up to 3 years. The candidate will be full-time. Working hours are flexible, with some obligation to participate in scheduled meetings. A shared office space will be provided to the postdoctoral researcher, as well as access to university services.
  • Applications should consist of:
  • A brief cover letter outlining relevant experience
  • A resume
  • Additional materials (e.g., examples of previous work) are welcome, but not required
  • Candidates short-listed for an interview may be asked for two confidential reference letters
  • Though there are no restrictions regarding nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements.
  • Materials should be addressed to Ichiro Fujinaga, but sent to Anna de Bakker, Research Associate, at anna.debakker@mcgill.ca with the subject line: LinkedMusic Postdoctoral Researcher: Virtual Instrument Museum. The closing date for the position is 5 December 2022.

Missional University: Online Faculty Positions in World Music/Ethnomusicology (x3)[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted late Dec 2022/early January 2023
  • Applicants may teach online from anywhere on the globe and do not have to have US residency, but must be fluent in English and have a stable internet connection. Applicants must have practical mission experience within their own country or beyond. Applicants must have a strong orientation to relating social media to the missio Dei (mission of God) in the scripture.
  • Since the Missional University is dedicated to training grassroots missional leaders in the evangelical tradition, administrative staff and faculty members must commit to both our faith and ethos statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women, majority world scholars, ethnic minorities, and recent doctoral graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful applicant will function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with an instructional technologist to design, develop and deploy his or her own courses. Course development will begin immediately upon hire.
  • Professor of Latin American Ethnomusicology, posted 31 December 2022
  • The School of Creative Expression at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in Ethnomusicology with a Latin American focus teaching courses in the Department of Music & Ethnodoxology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology with significant study and exposure to Latino music and culture.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in Latin American ethnomusicology to equip Christian believers to do missional ministry in mission and denominational agencies, churches, and other faith-based organizations. The courses to be taught may include courses such as: Music of the Caribbean World; Mexican Folk Music & Culture; Beyond Bossa Nova: Brazilian Music & Society; Applied Latin American Ethnodoxology
  • The School of Creative Expression at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in African Ethnomusicology teaching courses in the Department of Music & Ethnodoxology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (or DMA or DMiss) with significant study and exposure to African music and culture.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in African Ethnomusicology. The courses to be taught may include courses such as: African Music Theory & Composition; Fundamentals of Music in African Cultures; Music of Western Asia & Northern Africa; Issues & Methods in Music of East & Southern Africa; Trends in African Popular Music
  • The School of Creative Expression department of Music & Ethnodoxology at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in World Music teaching courses in the myths, beliefs, and religious traditions expressed in musical systems of global music cultures. Using the concepts, principles, and theoretical models used by anthropologists, the professor will design and deliver courses that give students an analysis of music making as behavior grounded in both cultural aesthetics and societal customs and practices in Latino, African, Asian, and Western cultures and in 21st-century pancultural global expressions.
  • Applicants must have sufficient background in both cultural anthropology and in music arts. Thus, either a Ph.D. in Anthropology with a bachelor or master’s in music or ethnomusicology OR a doctorate in Ethnomusicology with at least an MA in Anthropology is required.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in world music arts to equip Christian believers to do missional ministry in mission and denominational agencies, churches, and other faith-based organizations. The courses to be taught may include courses such as: World Music Cultures; Ethnic Music Theory; Anthropology of Music; Storytelling through Media; Global Music as Social Life
  • Notice to Applicants: Please attach a letter of inquiry, curriculum vita, and three references. In your letter of inquiry, please explain your Christian faith commitment and international /missions experience. Thank you!
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND DOCTORATE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY TO BE CONSIDERED (DMA or Ph.D. or DMiss required). EdD and DMin APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE POSITIONS. THANK YOU.

Mount Holyoke College: Lecturer in Music; Director of the Five College Early Music Program FILLED: Allison Monroe, Case Western Reserve University 2017 (DMA Historical Performance Practice)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 06 March 2023
  • The Department of Music at Mount Holyoke College seeks a full-time Lecturer and Director of the Five College Early Music Program. This is a three-year renewable appointment beginning July 1, 2023. The position entails directing the Five College Early Music Program Collegium, teaching two 4-credit classes per academic year, and providing artistic and administrative direction for the Early Music Program as a whole.
  • Primary responsibilities: As a lecturer in music, the candidate will be responsible teaching four courses each year: the EMP’s flagship ensemble (2 courses) and one academic course per semester (2 courses). As the leader of the EMP ensembles, the director oversees the overall operation of the program’s various activities (smaller ensembles affiliated with the program, workshops, etc.). The EMP director promotes the program’s offerings, and oversees the Arthur Loeb Early Music Instrument Collection. The Director will also work with faculty in the Five Colleges in coordinating teaching, programming performances, conferences, and other programs.
  • Preferred qualifications: A Master’s degree is required. College and/or professional experience is desired. Commitment to liberal arts education, the ability to contribute to the wider educational aims of the Five Colleges and Mount Holyoke College Music Department, and the capacity to reflect the College's commitment to diversity through repertory choices and curriculum are essential.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of excellence as a specialist in early music performance, balanced with evidence of dedication to effective teaching and recruitment in a higher education environment. In addition to substantial experience with leading instrumental and vocal ensembles, the candidate will demonstrate experience and success in creating and/or collaborating on a variety of performances of early music in both vocal and instrumental repertories. Experience in working with students and communities with diverse musical backgrounds and skill levels, including those seeking pre-professional training, is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Review of completed digital dossiers will begin on March 6th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Please do not send hard copy material.
  • Application Material: Please submit:
  • A one-page letter of interest directly addressing the expectations of the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • A one-page statement about mentoring a diverse student body
  • A PDF with web links to at least one rehearsal and one performance. If the candidate is conducting, at least one of these should be filmed from the perspective of an ensemble member. (Please upload this PDF to the "Research Interests" section of the application.)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process. We will begin reviewing applications on March 6th, 2023. Questions should be directed to Prof. Adeline Mueller (amueller@mtholyoke.edu).

National Park Service Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow: Documenting Punk and Go-Go in the Nation's Capital FILLED: Rami Toubia Stucky, University of Virginia 2022[]

  • Deadline: 30 January 2023, or until 75 applications have been received.
  • The NPS Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship Program places recent humanities PhDs with NPS sites and programs across the agency.
  • Job Title: National Park Service Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow: Documenting Punk and Go-Go in the Nation's Capital
  • Employer: American Conservation Experience (ACE)
  • Department: EPIC Program, National Park Service (NPS) Division
  • Location: Eligible for remote/telework flexibility. Preferred locations are the Washington, DC Metro area
  • Status: Temporary, Full-time, Exempt
  • Term: Position is fully funded through August 31, 2025
  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Position Description: The NCR Cultural Anthropology Program, in partnership with the NCR Interpretation and Education Program, is seeking one postdoctoral fellow to contribute to research, interpretation, outreach, and educational and digital programming initiatives focused on the history and legacy of the DC music scenes of Punk and Go-Go and their impact on creating spaces for youth activism and expression in park spaces and beyond. The fellow will be part of a team that includes NPS staff and scholars. It also will enhance and amplify the existing work Summer in the Parks (nps.gov) which was undertaken by the NCR Cultural Anthropology program.
  • Required Experience and Qualifications: Must be a PhD in any field of the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between May 1, 2018, and August 15, 2023, are eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility, visit https://www.nationalparks.org/nps-mellon-humanities-postdoctoral-fellowship. Subject matter expertise in ethnomusicology; African American history; public history; cultural anthropology; cultural studies; or cultural landscapes. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Skill in project planning, organization, and time management; ability and desire to perform multiple concurrent and variable tasks. Strong organizational skills to keep track of workload, tasks, and interactions. Selective factors include the merit of scholarship and promise, commitment to the public humanities, and capacity to complete research successfully.
  • Compensation: Starting annualized salary $65,000 with annualized COLA to $67,600 for Year 2 (40 hours/week for 52-weeks). Paid bi-weekly, a two-week pay period. Travel funding is provided, and Fellows will not be responsible for allowable/approved program travel. Each Fellow will receive an annual research fund of $3,000.
  • To Apply: Please submit: 1) a cover letter stating interest and vision for the Fellowship (letters may include a summary of the dissertation, a statement of personal research interests and plans, discussion of past engagement with public humanities, discussion of willingness to participate fully in NPS research and education programs); 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample accessible to the general public; 4) confirmation of Ph.D. award by August 15, 2023; and 5) names and contact information for 3 professional references.
  • Deadline to apply: The deadline to apply for this position is January 30, 2023, or until 75 applications have been received.
  • https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/mellon_stucky.htm

The New School: Assistant Professor of Musicology (fixed-term)[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 25 May 2023
  • The College of Performing Arts, a college of The New School, invites candidates for a fixed-term faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Musicology to begin July 1st, 2023.
  • The Assistant Professor will be an outstanding scholar and instructor of musicology and music history, with a broad interest in musical styles and genres from early to bleeding-edge contemporary, including through-composed and improvised. They must show evidence of innovation in their pedagogical approaches and be forward-thinking about what skills and literacies are now required to respond adeptly to complex global conditions, as well as community-based diversity. The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to work with students from diverse backgrounds and from a variety of disciplines across the college. Depending on the area of expertise and qualifications of the candidate, candidate may teach coursework at Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and/or Mannes Prep.
  • The Full-time Faculty Assistant Professor position is split between 70% teaching and 30% service. The Assistant Professor will teach seven courses per year or the equivalent in load hours. They will hold regular office hours and participate in co-curricular activities (e.g., admissions panels, review panels, and independent studies). The Assistant Professor may serve in a leadership capacity within the area of Musicology and may be assigned and receive course release for additional extraordinary service assignments.
  • This Fixed-Term Appointment will be for a period of two years with the possibility of extension pending available funding and review of institutional need. The terms and conditions of faculty appointments are governed by The New School policies set forth in The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook. All hiring is subject to final Provost budgetary approval. The New School is committed to the active recruitment of applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants are encouraged to speak briefly in their cover letters about their experiences in nontraditional and/or diverse environments.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree or demonstrated equivalence. Prior teaching experience at university level. Expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, techniques, and critical issues as they relate to their area of expertise. Active creative or teaching practice and significant currency in the field. Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s progress and a strong commitment to progressive education models. Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Current part-time faculty or administrative staff at The New School.
  • Applicants must submit the following:
  • A current CV
  • A cover letter
  • A brief statement on teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of extraordinary creative practice (please provide links to publications, portfolio, or other web hosted materials)

New York University: Clinical Assistant Professor: Global Musicology FILLED: Mario Cancel-Bigay, Columbia University 2021[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We are especially interested in hiring qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the Liberal Studies community.
  • We seek applicants for the following position: GLOBAL MUSICOLOGY
  • PhD in Musicology, Music Studies, Music History, Ethnography, Ethnomusicology, or related field. Candidates should be a music historian, ethnomusicologist, or other music studies specialist with expertise in popular music studies and/or global studies, and must have the ability to develop upper-division seminars on global music studies and/or creative production of contemporary music in a global context. Candidates must also have the ability to teach with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional emphasis in the Arts and Cultures sequence of the Core Curriculum with an emphasis on the cross-cultural exchange of the arts produced across the globe in a variety of media, or in the Global Cultures area, which introduces undergraduates to politics, history, intellectual thought, and development within and across geographically defined global contexts, interrogating the historical and interconnected roots of current geopolitical and cultural challenges.
  • All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later five years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.
  • Minimum qualifications: PhD by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share Liberal Studies’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life in LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.
  • Application Instructions: Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current c.v., and (3) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html). Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 1st, 2022. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.
  • 11/22 - Request for Zoom interview (+1)
  • 1/12 - Campus invite
  • 04/23 - Movement?
  • https://music.columbia.edu/news/dr-mario-cancel-bigay-appointed-clinical-assistant-professor-at-nyus-liberal-studies-school
  • 6/2 This is not a tenure eligible position. It was listed as NTT originally and the Clinical Professor line remains tenure inelgibile. That's why it's "clinical" and not just "professor." "Although clinical appointments are without tenure": https://as.nyu.edu/administrative-resources/office/office-of-faculty-advancement/policies-and-procedures/clinical-assistant-professor--clinical-associate-professor--and-.html. It's a good job there's no need to lie about what kind of appointment it is. It's NTT.

New York University: Faculty Fellow, Department of Music, Arts & Science FILLED: Cloe Gentile Reyes, UC Santa Barbara 2023[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 10 January 2023
  • The Department of Music at New York University invites applicants for a Faculty Fellow position in the field of music and sound studies. We are looking for a superb scholar who will be a dynamic presence both in the classroom and the field. Their work should complement the research and methodologies of current faculty and bring fresh approaches to the study of musical and sonic practices. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2023, renewable annually for two additional years, subject to pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • The successful candidate will be working at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry into histories of colonialism and processes of decolonization in music and sound studies. Within and alongside this broad area, we are especially interested in building strength in the following specializations: postcolonial studies; the Global South; Indigenous/Native American studies; religion and spirituality; and classical music historiography in relation to colonialism, imperialism, race, gender, and sexuality.
  • Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise - possibly including overseeing undergraduate independent studies. The teaching load will be three courses per annum. Service in the program might involve facilitating the department colloquium series.
  • Compensation: In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary for this position is $60,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 2018 and no later than August 1, 2023.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter (including research and teaching interests), CV, names and contact information of three recommenders, a 20-30-page writing sample, a description of two dream courses (no more than 200 words each), and a statement of diversity and inclusion (no more than 400 words). As diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, for the latter statement we ask you to tell us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on your teaching. Information about diversity statements may be found at http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio.
  • 3/20: any updates here?
  • 5/18: any updates here?
  • 5/31 I've got a rejection. The Search Committee has concluded its review of applications

New York University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies[]

  • Deadline: 25 August 2023
  • New York University: NYU - NY: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS): Taub Center for Israel Studies
  • Description: Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies with a focus on Israeli music and culture.
  • Qualifications: PhD in Israel Studies, Musicology, Anthropology or related fields. Must have experience teaching prior courses on Israeli music and culture.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit cover letter, CV, and description of proposed course.
  • Open Date: Aug 20, 2023
  • Deadline: Aug 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • 8/24 Inside/pre-determined hire alert

Ohio University: Assistant Professor of Instruction - Music History FILLED: Kelli Smith-Biwer, UNC Chapel Hill 2023[]

  • Deadline: 22 January 2023, but review begins immediately
  • Job Open Date: 12/20/2022
  • RESPONSIBILITIES – The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to popular music (History of Rock) and the history of Western art music. They will also participate in graduate oral exams, perform other university duties as assigned, and cultivate a record of scholarly excellence.
  • Minimum Qualifications: ABD required
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in musicology or music history and University level teaching experience preferred.
  • Please submit an online application, you will be asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and contact information for a minimum of three additional references. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For best consideration please apply by 01/22/2023.
  • 01/03: Does anyone know what the "Required Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants for Details)" document should be in the application portal? The section "Special Instructions for Applicants" only lists the letter of application, CV, and references.
  • 2/08: Request for Zoom interview.

Ohio State University at Lima: Lecturer - Music FILLED: Austin Thomas, Ohio State University 2023 (MA Music Education)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 19 May 2023
  • The Lima campus of The Ohio State University seeks a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Music, for a one-year appointment beginning Autumn 2023 through Summer 2024. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the teaching mission of The Ohio State University and a background in teaching both lecture and performance-based courses.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in music and music appreciation such as: therapeutic drumming, world music, history of music, group piano instruction, or other courses according to the instructor’s expertise.
  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Music or an equivalent; ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Desired Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Music or equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team; energetic and enthusiastic self-motivator.
  • This position is located in Lima, OH.
  • Application Procedure: For full consideration, please attach the following materials with your application in Workday: cover letter, teaching statement (philosophy, experience, and effectiveness), a current curriculum vitae. As part of the application process, you will be asked for three references. Within one week of receiving your application, you will receive instructions for completing this portion of the process.
  • Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions concerning the job expectations should be addressed to Dr. Mark Kleffner, Associate Dean, at kleffner.1@osu.edu. Questions concerning the application process should be addressed to Mandi Garver at garver.98@osu.edu.

Pittsburg State University: Assistant Instructional Professor - Music FILLED: Marie Smith, Eastman 2020 (DMA Horn), Pittsburg State adjunct[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 25 May 2023
  • The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) is accepting applications for a non-tenure track position in the area of music history with a secondary area of expertise.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach a rotation of graduate and undergraduate courses in music history
  • Teach in a secondary area aligned with the candidate's qualifications: applied music, jazz studies, music theory, or other
  • Participate actively in the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Qualifications
  • Appropriate master’s degree required; doctorate preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative activity
  • Experience in university-level teaching preferred
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advisement of students
  • Ability to relate well with students and faculty in a regional institution within an environment of shared governance
  • Job Type:  Unclassified, Faculty, Non-Tenure Earning, One-Year Appointment
  • Estimated Position Start Date: August 14, 2023
  • Application Documents Required:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Recordings or links to several examples of performances or scholarly activity
  • Names and contact information (email and phone) of three professional references.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Consolidate documents into a maximum of 2 to upload
  • First Consideration Date: May 25, 2023
  • Search Committee Chair: Susan Marchant (smarchant@pittstate.edu)
  • Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • 6/1: Request to contact references
  • 6/2: Request for Zoom interview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Afro-Diasporic Music and Culture[]

  • Deadline: 01 February 10 March 2023
  • The Department of Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for full-time Lecturer in Afro-Diasporic Music and Culture beginning fall 2023.
  • The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree, doctorate preferred, or foreign degree equivalent in music or a related field and have successful teaching experience at the collegiate level. A minimum of three years of professional experience with an emerging national reputation as an artist and/or scholar is preferred. We are seeking a candidate with a creative practice and/or scholarly engagement with Afro-Diasporic music cultures, which may include composition and improvisation, technology-based practices, or jazz or popular music studies. Teaching responsibilities may include history, cultural and critical studies, performance, improvisation, composition and arranging, and core courses from the curriculum.
  • To apply, please use this link (https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/493562) to create a brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees. When prompted, please select the ARTS Department and be ready to upload the following materials: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement. To ensure priority consideration, applications should be received by February 1 March 10, 2023.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 1/27 Reposted on the Chronicle with an updated deadline. Original ad here: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37367893/non-tenure-track-lecturer-in-afro-diasporic-music-and-culture/
  • 3/28: Invitation to virtual interview

Roosevelt University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History and/or Theatre History FILLED: Ashley Pribyl, Washington University in St. Louis 2019[]

  • Deadline: 14 April 2023
  • This full-time, visiting professorship carries an appointment of one year, and with a desire for the candidate to teach core courses across the Chicago College of Performing Arts. With a teaching load of 4 + 4, this role is well suited for a scholar of Musical Theatre, Vernacular Musical Cultures, or Performance Studies, with credentials in musicology, ethnomusicology, or theatre history, and with research specialty that would prove compelling among a community of performers, composers, and educators in BA, BFA, BM, BMA, and MM degree programs.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD/DMA preferred, ABD considered; or significant teaching and/or performing experience considered in place of earned degrees. Documented record of teaching experience and professional activity and visibility as a scholar.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate experience teaching populations of students across Classical and Contemporary Music and Theatre repertoire, with a focus on intersections within these disciplines. Candidates will engage in approaches to course design, content, and delivery that actively decolonizes historically white-eurocentric narratives and is based in inclusive, student-centered, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • The deadline to apply for this position is April 14, 2023. Please include the following required documents when submitting your application: Letter of Intent (please address the points articulated above); Curriculum vitae; Names and contact information for three references.
  • 4/25 - Request for interview

St. Joseph's University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Jesse Freedman, UC Riverside 2022[]

  • Deadline: 01 May 2023 Open until filled, posted 23 May 2023
  • The Department of Music, Theatre & Film at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the 2023-24 academic year. The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester including Introduction to World Music, History of Rock and Pop, Western Music History: Antiquity to 1750, and Western Music History: 1750 to the Present Day. They may also be asked to teach additional courses including Music Fundamentals. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department by attending student and faculty recitals, adjudicating performance juries, recruiting prospective students, and completing other forms of department service.
  • Candidates should desire the opportunity to work with department colleagues to build a vibrant and sustainable program of study within the context of a Jesuit Institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts education.
  • Minimum Requirements: Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field (ABD considered) and demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include an enthusiastic and committed teacher with a minimum of two years of experience teaching in a liberal arts college setting.
  • Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.sju.edu, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references. Application deadline is May 1, 2023. Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
  • 5/23 Posting was not made available online until 5/22, despite stated "May 1" application deadline. -5120j
  • 5/24 Although the job posting still gives a deadline of May 1 and includes "Open Until Filled: No," since a Philadelphia IP address edited this to indicate "open until filled," I will leave it as such. -5120j
  • 5/25 Re-posted with May 1 deadline removed. I also removed some redundant sentences from the above posting (the duties/responsibilities were stated twice).

Southern Methodist University: Lecturer in Musicology FILLED: Eric Schmidt, UCLA 2018[]

  • Deadline: 28 November 2022
  • The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Musicology position to begin August 2023. We seek a motivated, innovative, and affable teacher and colleague. The position carries a load of four courses per semester, but typically will consist of three preps. Primary courses to be taught include Introduction to Music in History and Culture, Introduction to Music in World Societies, and Introduction to Graduate Studies. Other topics, including seminars in the applicant’s area of expertise, may be possible as needed and/or feasible. The position carries no research production expectations and minimal service duties (e.g., departmental and divisional meetings). The position is benefits-eligible and operates on a three-year renewable contract.
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field by August 1, 2023; expertise in topics of courses to be taught; demonstrated potential as a teacher.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field by August 1, 2023; proven success in teaching topics in question at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Application: Submit a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy and experience as well as preparedness to teach courses in question; complete curriculum vitae; and two confidential letters of recommendation that speak specifically to the applicant’s teaching abilities. Materials are to be submitted via Interfolio (recommendation letters should be submitted directly to Interfolio by letter writers): http://apply.interfolio.com/112498.
  • To ensure fullest consideration, applications must be received by November 28, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Questions can be directed to Peter Kupfer, Chair of Musicology, pkupfer@smu.edu.
  • 12/8: additional materials requested.
  • 1/17: Request for Zoom interview.
  • 2/18: Invitation for campus interview.

Syracuse University: Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Music History and Culture FILLED: Kyle Kaplan, Northwestern University 2021[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 29 May 2023
  • The Department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts & Sciences seeks a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Music History and Cultures for the 2023-2024 academic year, starting August 2023. A Ph.D. in musicology or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to teaching within a multicultural classroom is required. The candidate’s area of specialization is open. However, applicants will teach three courses per semester and should be prepared to offer “European Music Before 1800” (a required survey course for music majors enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts), “Music and Gender,” and other courses to be determined based on curricular needs in such areas as popular music, music and media, and global music.
  • Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references with names and addresses must be attached online. The cover letter should include a brief statement on how the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in the applicants’ teaching and service. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in musicology or related field by the appointment date is required.
  • Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 6/5 - Invitation for Zoom interview. (3x)

University of Alabama: Instructor, I2 - Renewable, Musicology (Jan 2023) FILLED: Jonathan Ligrani, Columbia University ABD[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 26 September 2022
  • The School of Music at the University of Alabama invites applications for a position at the rank of Instructor. A Ph.D. in historical musicology is preferred by time of appointment (ABD considered); college teaching experience required. We seek a creative and collegial musicologist with scholarly interests in any area of music history. Primary duties will include the teaching of a wide range of courses in music history at the undergraduate level and a graduate history review; general education in world music is a substantial component of this position. Duties also include serving on graduate student advisory committees as well as School of Music and University committees, directing theses and other research projects when appropriate. This contract is renewable annually with an initial term of three years. The position carries the standard University of Alabama benefits package.
  • Search Initiation Date: 08/22/2022
  • Expected Starting Date: 01/01/2023
  • Upload a cover letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae, and send at least three letters of recommendation to the mailing address below (or as signed emails). Only applicants who complete the online application will be considered for the position.
  • The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Joseph Sargent, Chair, Search Committee, email: jmsargent at ua.edu
  • Send letters of recommendation to: Chair, Musicology Search Committee, The University of Alabama School of Music, Box 870366, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 8/25 So does this mean the Fall 2022 search failed, or what? I haven't been able to figure out from their website who, if anyone, was hired. -5120j
  • https://music.columbia.edu/news/jonathan-ligrani-appointed-instructor-of-musicology-at-university-of-alabama

University of Colorado Boulder: Visiting Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology FILLED: Saraswathi Shukla, UC Berkeley 2020[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 May 2023
  • The Department of Musicology in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2023–2024 academic year, with the possibility of a second year’s renewal (2024-2025).
  • Teaching two courses per semester (i.e., four per academic year), mentoring graduate students in departments across the College on their advisory committees, and service on College action committees as needed. Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses in the history of Western music (medieval to the present), a graduate course in the history of opera, and other courses suited to the expertise of the candidate, possibly including a doctoral seminar in your field of specialization.
  • The anticipated start date of this position is August 21, 2023.
  • The position is a fixed-term, non-tenure-track, at-will appointment, potentially renewable for a second year.
  • The salary range for this position will be $65,000 to $72,000 for a nine-month appointment. The position is eligible for participation in the University’s health, dental, and vision benefit plans. It is not eligible for paid vacation time or retirement benefits.
  • What We Require
  • Conferral of Ph.D. by August 15, 2023, and the doctorate must include training in historical studies in musicology.
  • At least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study.
  • The following application materials are to be submitted online:
  • Curriculum vitae (Lastname_Firstname_CV.pdf)
  • Cover letter (Lastname_Firstname_let.pdf) briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position. The letter should also describe your teaching philosophy and state your experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion, in teaching or the profession at large.
  • During the application process you will need to enter contact information for two (2) references. We may request letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
  • Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2023, and will continue until finalists are identified.
  • 6/5 - Invitation for zoom interview.
  • Filled: Saraswathi Shukla (Berkeley, 2020)

University of Houston: Scholar in Residence - Music FILLED: Sam Wu, Rice University ABD (DMA Composition)[]

  • Deadline: 17 March 2023
  • The Moores School of Music (MSM) at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is now accepting applications for a nine-month position as a Scholar in Residence at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (CWMCA) for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate will teach a 1/1 course load (one course each semester), collaborate on projects and/or performances with CWMCA and MSM students and faculty, and vigorously pursue their creative/scholarly research.
  • The Scholar in Residence in Music is designed for a post-graduate candidate of the highest caliber in their respective field with a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies. The candidate’s primary musical expertise may be in composition, music theory, musicology, and/or performance. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach in the areas of music and interdisciplinary arts. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them for interdisciplinary collaboration and will contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 
  • The Scholar in Residence in Music will:
  • Give a presentation at one of the weekly Tuesday Recitals within the first month of the residency that serves to introduce them and their work to the MSM community
  • Teach one course per semester (1/1) in either MUSI (Music) or IARTS (Interdisciplinary Arts), to be decided in discussion with the Directors of Music & IARTS
  • Create and execute at least one MSM interdisciplinary project or performance each semester in consultation and collaboration with students and faculty
  • Create and execute a community engagement event in the spring semester through CWMCA in consultation and collaboration with students and faculty and coordinate documentation of the project for CWMCA archives
  • Mentor students who are doing interdisciplinary work
  • Meet monthly with the Director of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and the other CWMCA Scholars to address the connection of their activities to the goals/vision of CWMCA, and plan activities with this group that highlight collaboration
  • Attend CWMCA & MSM events, particularly those involving students and faculty they are collaborating with
  • Serve as community ambassador for the Mitchell Center and Music Department
  • Please submit with your application: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Several samples of your creative/scholarly research; Contact information for three professional references
  • Finalists for the position will be asked to compose a 1–2-page statement that briefly describes potential ideas for MSM interdisciplinary projects and/or performances. The statement should mention specific UH, CWMCA and MSM student populations and/or ensembles they wish to collaborate with.
  • Application Deadline: March 17, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a graduate degree in music. Applicants should have definitive interdisciplinary research interests they wish to pursue while a Scholar in Residence.
  • Job Posting: Jan 11, 2023, 4:34:54 PM
  • Salary: 45,000
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 5/11 - Final interviews have happened

University of Houston: Visiting Assistant Professor - Musicology/Ethnomusicology FILLED: Jessica Vansteenburg, UC Boulder 2020[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 31 March 2023
  • The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston seeks candidates for a musicology/ethnomusicology position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level for the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Applicants should be prepared to (a) teach the required sophomore/junior Music and Culture course, which constitutes the first semester of a four-semester music history sequence (the other three courses survey the history of Western music); (b) teach the Introduction to Research Methods in Musicology course required of all MM and some DMA students; (c) teach either undergraduate or graduate electives in the music history area; (c) pursue an active program of scholarly research and publication; and (e) contribute, through teaching as well as through a combination of research or service, to the McGovern College’s objective to foster an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum and to offer interdisciplinary experiences for all of its students.
  • Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by the date of appointment (September 1, 2023). Evidence of scholarly achievement and successful teaching experience are essential.
  • Applicants in all research areas of musicology or ethnomusicology are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three recommenders to provide confidential letters of recommendation. Recommenders will receive instructions independently on submitting letters electronically. Additional materials may be requested later. Candidates should be prepared to submit a teaching video URL upon request.
  • Further inquiries can be sent to Matthew Dirst, Musicology Search Committee Chair: dirst@central.uh.edu.
  • 6/23 any updates/movement?

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Teaching Assistant Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology FILLED: Megan Eagen-Jones, UNC Chapel Hill 2016[]

  • Deadline: 03 July 2023, but Interviews may begin before the close of the search
  • The School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks an excellent teacher and scholar to work in a program that combines the perspectives of music historians and ethnomusicologists. The successful candidate will join colleagues who place high value on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of a diverse curriculum for majors and non-majors, including topical, genre, and period courses in the area of specialization for undergraduate and graduate majors; and undertake service obligations as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Historical Musicology
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level
  • Secondary areas of specialization in teaching that complement the strengths of current faculty including popular music studies and gender studies
  • Experience and documented success in the following areas:
    • teaching music history survey courses
    • teaching a variety of course types from large lecture classes to small seminars
    • developing and teaching courses in a variety of modalities (fully online, asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, and in person)
    • teaching undergraduate non-majors and majors
    • teaching and working closely with graduate students within musicology and ethnomusicology, including service on M.M. and Ph.D. committees
    • working with graduate students in composition and performance studies, including service on D.M.A. committees
  • Clear commitment to working with diverse populations, expressed within a DEI Statement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty colleagues, staff, and administration
  • Preferred Qualifications: Minimum five years teaching experience at the college level. Commitment to creatively rethinking and revising curricula to be more diverse and inclusive
  • Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on July 3, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Application materials should include:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Interviews may begin before the close of the search but all applications submitted by the deadline will receive full consideration. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.
  • 6/27 If a degree in "Historical Musicology" specifically is required, why list the title as "Musicology/Ethnomusicology?"

University of Iowa: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Ethnomusicology/Musicology FILLED: Zane Cupec, University of Colorado-Boulder 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 March 2023
  • The University of Iowa, School of Music is now accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Ethnomusicology/Musicology. This position is renewable up to three years, pending positive annual reviews and budgetary support.
  • Teaching responsibilities: Course assignments will depend on the experience of the successful candidate. Possible courses include an introduction to graduate research in music, graduate seminars in ethnomusicology/musicology, and undergraduate major and general education courses in music of the Americas (broadly defined), Western music, or world music. The teaching load is 3/3.
  • Responsibilities also include mentoring graduate teaching assistants and, where applicable, contributing to university-wide efforts to connect classroom work to multiple career settings, entrepreneurial initiatives, and broader social challenges.
  • Review of Applications will begin on March 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Education Requirement: PhD in Ethnomusicology or Musicology (must be in hand by the starting date of the appointment)
  • Required Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence as a teacher. Evidence of knowledge of contemporary musicology pedagogy
  • Desirable Qualifications: Teaching experience at a college or university; Evidence of experience with teaching technologies; Evidence of active research program or record of scholarly publication in area of specialization; Strong primary and/or secondary area of research that complements the specializations of current faculty
  • Online Application Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae; Name and Contact Information of References; Letter of Interest; Statement of teaching philosophy; Number of References: 3
  • https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=740402064758804&set=a.492690392863307

University of New Haven: Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Music FILLED: Tonia Passwater, CUNY 2021[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 03 February 2023
  • The Division of Performing Arts at the University of New Haven invites applications for an engaging full-time Instructor of Music (NTT) beginning Fall 2023.
  • We seek a versatile scholar who would be responsible for teaching a broad range of on-ground / in-person courses on musical practices and repertoire. Possible teaching might include "Writing about Music", genre and repertoire courses within the candidate's area of expertise (e.g. "Jazz History", "History of Rock", "American Roots Music") as well as the development of new courses to serve students as they navigate the 21st-century musical landscape.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a graduate degree in music (terminal degree preferred), and experience teaching at the college level. Additionally, ideal candidates will have an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and music’s role in the campus community as well as experience engaging a diverse student body with diverse interests.
  • Application Instructions: All information on candidates will be kept confidential. Review of applications will start February 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit 1) a cover letter that includes a description of relevant qualifications, 2) statement of teaching philosophy and achievements, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) a diversity and inclusion statement, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Candidates are also welcome to submit representative syllabi and or student course evaluations. All materials should be submitted online at Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 3/24/23: Zoom interview

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity FILLED[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022
  • The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actively seeking applicants for this fellowship opportunity.
  • As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from different backgrounds in higher education, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome.
  • The stipend is $50,000 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2023, and no earlier than July 1, 2018 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. An important secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Interested applicants should apply online at research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. Questions may be directed to the program coordinator, Jennifer Pruitt (jennifer_pruitt -at- unc.edu) in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • The application deadline is 5:00PM EST on November 15, 2022 with recommendations due no later than November 22, 2022.
  • https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/
  • Posted on AMS-L 11/1/22
  • Fellows announced - no music scholars this year: https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/about/current/

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Lecturer in Music (1-year) FILLED: Jason Mitchell, Florida State University 2023[]

  • Deadline: Review begins May 15, 2023
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track appointment as Lecturer of Music, to begin on August 15, 2023.
  • Job description: The Lecturer’s primary responsibility is to teach large sections of liberal studies courses titled “The Arts in Society: Music,” “Local Arts/Humanities: Music in U.S. Communities,” and “Global Arts/Humanities: Music in Global Communities,” in which students survey the position of music in selected cultures from local and global viewpoints. Students experience a wide range of ideas and styles and move toward thoughtful, critical, and creative listening, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the place of music in reflecting, shaping and critiquing society. The specific subject matter of these courses varies, depending on the instructor’s interest and background. Additional duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and the department’s curricular needs.
  • Requirements: Candidates must hold a master’s degree in music. Previous success in teaching at the collegiate level, specifically in working with large groups of students, is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of first-generation college students within the context of an urban research university. Applicants whose teaching incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to equity and belonging in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. The position comes with a competitive salary.
  • Applicants must send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers), and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s approach to teaching general education classes, how they would facilitate a culturally competent classroom, and what assets they bring to serving a diverse student population at an urban research campus. Teaching artifacts and academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Send all application materials to:
Liberal Studies Search Committee c/o Lisa Newman (lnewman@uncc.edu)
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
  • The review of applications will begin May 15, 2023, and will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman.
  • 4/26: From someone familiar with the position: load is likely 4:4, class sizes likely 124 in each class, and candidates can expect either 1 or 2 preps
  • https://coaa.charlotte.edu/news/2023-08-04/college-welcomes-new-faculty

University of North Texas: Senior Lecturer in Musicology CANCELED[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 15 December 2022
  • The University of North Texas College of Music and the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology invite applications for a Senior Lecturer in musicology beginning August 2023. This is a three-year renewable appointment that carries a teaching load of six courses per year (three per semester) with opportunities to teach in the summer and winter terms for additional compensation. The Division encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunities in higher education through teaching and service. Situated within a large, public university that is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI), we recognize that a diverse faculty is essential for promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Duties in these areas will include the following:
  • Teaching — teaching courses for undergraduate music majors and non-majors, both in-person and online; teaching courses in the BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society; developing new courses for undergraduate music majors and non-majors; mentoring graduate teaching assistants and fellows
  • Service — participate on divisional/college/university committees; serve on committees and boards of appropriate professional organizations; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Musicology or related discipline at time of appointment; three years of demonstrated excellence in full-time college-level teaching; strong commitment to, and evidence of: 1) inclusive, accessible teaching; and 2) collegiality and respect to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A record of developing innovative courses that emphasize perspectives and communities traditionally marginalized in narratives of music history; knowledge and application of current trends and best practices in musicology pedagogy; experience developing and teaching online courses; commitment to inclusivity; experience mentoring graduate teaching assistants and teaching fellows in pedagogical practices.
  • Please submit: curriculum vita, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of names and contact information of three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage of the search.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/18: Request for additional materials. (x2)
  • 2/6: Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 2/20: Campus visit invitation
  • 2/27: Received email from HR: "At this time, the hiring department has decided to cancel this position," after request for additional materials and Zoom interview.

University of Notre Dame: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Music FILLED: Samantha Heinle, Cornell University 2023[]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2022
  • The Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The area of disciplinary specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will be an emerging scholar or composer with evidence of professional achievement, a successful teaching record (including experience teaching music theory), and a commitment to the study of music in a liberal arts context. A Ph.D. or DMA is required by the time of appointment; the doctoral degree may have been awarded as many as five years prior to the August 2023 start date.
  • Duties will include a 2+1 teaching load (including courses in the music theory core for majors) and a significant scholarly or creative project culminating in a public presentation. The Department is especially interested in candidates qualified to teach in areas outside of the Western classical canon, such as popular music, rock, jazz, music and technology, film music, world music, etc.
  • Application Instructions: The deadline for application is December 1, 2022. Please submit a cover letter outlining teaching qualifications and research interests, a CV, three letters of reference, and either a writing sample (maximum 25 pages) or a sample of creative work (i.e. score and/or recording via YouTube link as appropriate) to the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/113131
  • No further materials will be considered at this stage of the process.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 1/6 Request for additional materials (x2)
  • From theory wiki: 2/28 Zoom interview invitation
  • From theory wiki: 4/11 Rejection received
  • https://music.cornell.edu/graduate-student-news-2023

University of Pittsburgh: Teaching Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology FILLED: Jay Arms, UC Santa Cruz 2018[]

  • Deadline: 01 10 December 2022
  • The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin on September 1, 2023, pending budgetary approval.
  • Position: Teaching Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology; full-time, renewable, non-tenure stream
  • Duties: Teach three undergraduate courses per semester in global and popular music, including the university gamelan; offer upper-level courses on topics that serve the needs of music majors/minors and general undergraduate education; share in developing the undergraduate curriculum; help coordinate the university’s undergraduate global and popular music program.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology by June 1, 2023.
  • The successful candidate will work closely with the ethnomusicology faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in both popular and global genres, with a track record of work among students across various music disciplines.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through teaching, service, and community engagement, and contact information for three references.
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1 10, 2022.
  • 11/17 Deadline extended to December 10

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

  • 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.
  • 5/17/23 Fellows announced: https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/resources/blog/announcing-2023-24-fellows

University of Rochester: Assistant Professor (Non Tenure), Department of Music FILLED: Ji Young Kim, Cornell University 2019[]

  • Deadline: 01 March 2023
  • The Arthur Satz Department of Music at the University of Rochester invites applications for a one-year non-tenure assistant professor in the field of Music Theory, Musicology or Ethnomusicology, with a start date of July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, with anticipated course offerings to include one introductory course and one elective each semester. Classes begin for Fall 2023 on August 30, 2023.
  • Minimum qualifications include PhD in Music Theory, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology (in hand by August 1st, 2023) and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching.
  • The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. To apply, visit https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references by March 1, 2023. A statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia is recommended but optional.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 5/8 rejection received

University of South Carolina: Instructor: School of Music / Institute for Southern Studies FILLED: Emily Ruth Allen, Florida State University 2021[]

  • Deadline: Priority screening begins on 02 December 2022
  • The Instructor for the School of Music and the Institute of Southern Studies will teach at the undergraduate level in a joint appointment in Music and Southern Studies, with a teaching load of 3-3. Music courses include topics and themes related to music in the South, Native American music in the South, music of the global south, and folk and/or popular musics of the South, with a possible graduate level course. Graduate committee service may be required. Southern Studies courses include undergraduate courses on southern music and topical courses such as The Contemporary South, the 20th Century South, and The Global South, with opportunities to teach an upper-level special topics course. Some administrative duties for the Institute will be required. This is a 9-month appointment, renewable based on Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.
  • Required Education and Experience: Candidates must have completed an MA or PhD, in their respective discipline, and have a minimum of two years’ teaching experience, or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.
  • Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have an understanding of the history, music, and culture of the American South and a record of excellence in the classroom.
  • Desired Start Date: 08/16/2023
  • Job Open Date: 09/09/2022
  • Please upload a letter of application that includes a description of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae, and contact information for three additional professional references. Additional supporting materials should not be provided unless requested. This position is open until filled but priority screening will begin on or shortly after December 2, 2022.
  • 1/25: Zoom interview invite

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Instructor for Music History FILLED: Alison Gilbert, University of Georgia 2023[]

  • Deadline: 28 February 2023
  • POSITION: Music History Instructor. 100% FTE Instructional Academic Staff Position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts in the Lecturer title series beginning August 21, 2023. This is a one-year sabbatical replacement appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Musicology required by August 21, 2023. ABD of Ph.D. in Musicology preferred. The following will be considered assets: evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • DUTIES: Duties and responsibilities involve teaching courses in the music history series, including Music History (Antiquity to 1750), Music History (1750-1950), Senior Seminar, and Global Traditions in Music.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Teaching video might be requested at a later date
  • Please direct requests for additional information to: Jennifer Zwicky, Departmental ADA; zwickyjl@uwec.edu. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2023. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
  • 3/23: Request for Zoom interview
  • 4/23: Personal rejection letter (after interview) - Offer made and accepted

Vanderbilt University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Kathryn Huether, University of Minnesota 2021[]

  • Deadline: 01 July 2023, but review begins immediately
  • Responsibilities include teaching two sections of Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries for music majors in Fall 2023, and three musicology/ethnomusicology courses chosen according to field of specialization and departmental needs in Spring 2024.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology before August 16, 2023. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and expertise in 20th- and 21st-century music are required. A scholarly field in opera is recommended, but others will be considered.
  • Applications should include:
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3-5 external references (letters not required at this time)

Wake Forest University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory and History FILLED: Zachary Zinser, Indiana University 2020 (PhD Music Theory), Ohio State VAP[]

  • Deadline: 18 April 2023, but review begins immediately (posted 05 April 2023)
  • The Wake Forest University Department of Music seeks a dynamic teacher for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music position in music theory and history, to begin July 1, 2023. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and within that load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Music Theory I, an undergraduate music theory elective on a topic of their choice, one music history and culture elective class (MSC 101–113, 123), and either an additional music history and elective course or Introduction to Western Music (MSC 100). Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is required. An earned doctorate in music theory, musicology, or a related field is preferred; advanced ABD candidates will also be considered.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those received by April 18, 2023.
  • A complete application will include the following: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Contact information for three references, and (4) Link(s) to a teaching video (preferred) of an undergraduate music theory and/or music history class via YouTube, Vimeo or a personal webpage, or other evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries regarding the position or Department of Music can be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Jacqui Carrasco, at carrasj@wfu.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Western University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Don Wright Faculty of Music FILLED: Kristin Franseen, McGill 2019[]

  • Deadline: 01 May 2023
  • The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in Canada is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow through Western's Postdoctoral Fellowship program. This is a two-year position, with a stipend of CA$60,000/annum plus $5000 research allowance/year. Potential candidates need to have a completed doctoral degree before the postdoc begins in 2023/24. Applicants will need to propose a project that aligns significantly with the research program of one of our full-time research faculty members. Those interested in applying should contact the faculty member with whom they wish to work. If the faculty member expresses interest in supervising them, then the candidate and potential supervisor apply together. The deadline for this joint application is May 1, 2023.
  • See https://twitter.com/_jdesouza_/status/1633218502038286337
  • https://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/students/western_postdoctoral_fellows.html

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

  • 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
  • 1/25/23: Any updates here
  • 6/6 Fellows announced: https://ism.yale.edu/news/ism-welcomes-eight-new-long-term-fellows

Faculty positions outside North America[]

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

Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA): F/T Faculty: Music Department (tenure track)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 31 May 2023
  • Bunker Hill Community College seeks a full-time, tenure-track music faculty. The College is looking for an enthusiastic, student-centered professional with an emphasis on choral and vocal ensembles. The successful candidate must be current in the field, equity-minded, and innovative, with a history of teaching experience and leadership within a music program.
  • Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Requirements:
  • Master's degree in music, with specialization in conducting, voice, choral music, music education, or related field.
  • Demonstrated record of student-centered practice and a commitment towards equitable outcomes for all students.
  • Significant experience in college-level teaching of music with capacity to teach in a secondary field of specialization, such as music history, applied music, music fundamentals, the music business, or music technology.
  • Professional and instructional experience with a wide stylistic variety of music, including styles beyond the western canon.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead an applied music program at college level.
  • Professional experience as a conductor or leader of a vocal ensemble (including educational, professional, or community ensembles).
  • Experience engaging in curriculum design and/or program development.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in music, with specialization in conducting, voice, choral music, music education, or related field.
  • Capacity for leadership in initiatives related to student success and equitable outcomes.
  • Experience in teaching music at community college setting.
  • Enthusiasm for disrupting the Eurocentric norms of music education.
  • Experience coordinating an applied music program.
  • Active current professional career in music, as performer, scholar, or other role.
  • Salary Range: $55,000.00-$66,000.00. Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education and Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Relocation Stipend May Be Available.
  • Effective date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By May 31, 2023. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Central Lakes College (Brainerd, MN): Music Instructor - Temporary FILLED: Kyle Brown, Florida State University 2023 (DMA Composition)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 26 March 2023
  • Full/Part Time: Full Time
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Employment Condition: Limited
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in music or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in music.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching instrumental wind and string music and conducting orchestras, string and/or woodwind ensembles, bands, and/or jazz ensembles. Experience in teaching coursework required for Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music, including Musicology, Music Theory, Music in World Cultures, and/or Introductory Music Education. Commitment to supporting activities of the college by leading student/community musical ensembles, supporting musical theatre, and singing/playing at graduation and other events. Demonstrate familiarity with and commitment to the mission and constituencies of a comprehensive community and technical college. Dedication to teaching and student learning providing quality education emphasizing college level standards. Commitment to studying, analyzing, and implementing learning strategies that will help students reach their education goals. Experience using teaching techniques that support diverse learning styles. Excellent interpersonal and team building skills. Knowledge and experience in the use of instructional technology, including multiple modes of course delivery. Desire to teach in classroom and work with musicians in multiple settings. Ability to work independently, while also functioning in a team atmosphere. Demonstrate high level of cultural competency and ability to building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, aligning with CLC’s Culture of Caring environment.
  • Open until filled with first review of applicants on 03/26/2023.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 4/13: Request for a zoom interview
  • From theory wiki: 5/11: Rejection received

Century College (White Bear Lake, MN): Music Faculty 1-Year Fixed-Term[]

  • Deadline: 13 March 2023
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in Music, or Master’s degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in Music
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in or demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and equity-focused working and learning environment. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, teach, and serve in an institution with a culturally, ethnically/racially, economically, and linguistically diverse workforce and student population. Teaching experience at the community/technical college level or demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision, and values of community and technical colleges. Expertise and experience in multiple modalities, including course design and teaching face-to-face in the classroom, hybrid, and online (synchronous and asynchronous) classes. Evidence of active and experiential learning strategies. Experience in assessment of student learning that includes a variety of summative and formative strategies. Evidence of active and continuous professional development.
  • Faculty Salary min: $48,735, Salary max: $85,892
  • 4/20: Invitation for Zoom interview / Request for more materials

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Chandler, AZ): Music Residential Faculty FILLED: Michele Kalo, Arizona State University 2007 (MM Music Ed)[]

  • Deadline: 09 January 2023
  • This residential faculty position begins August 2023.
  • The successful candidate will instruct courses in Music Theory at all levels, Music Humanities, and Music Performance. Additional courses will be assigned from within the music discipline as needed. Duties will include the coordination of Music Humanities courses as well as collaborative coordination of Music Theory and Music Performance courses with residential music faculty. Active student recruitment, advisement, assessment, and continued contribution to the excellence of the Music Program are essential and ongoing responsibilities. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to service excellence, innovation, assessment, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties as well as contribute to the academic life and mission of the college.
  • Minimum Qualifications: The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:
  • 1. A master's degree in the teaching field of Music, or a master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field of Music
  • 2. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College -- or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Three (3) years or more of secondary and/or college level Music Theory Instruction
  • Three (3) years or more of secondary and/or college level Music Humanities Instruction
  • Three (3) years or more of secondary and/or college direction of Music Ensemble(s)
  • Experience coordinating Music Programs at secondary and/or college level
  • Experience recruiting for Music Programs at secondary and/or college level
  • How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application. If your master’s degree is not in the teaching field, then please list the 18 graduate semester hours completed in the teaching field in your application materials.
  • Posting Close Date: Apply on or before January 09, 2023 to be considered.
  • Hiring Salary Range: $49,705 - $95,595/annually DOE
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 4/12: Rejection received

Chattahoochee Technical College (Marietta, GA): Music Appreciation Instructor[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Educational Level: A Master’s degree in field from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • One-year teaching experience in a post-secondary institution, preferably in a fulltime position.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills along with excellent computer skills
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Three years teaching experience in a post-secondary institution, preferably in a fulltime position.
  • PhD degree. Postsecondary teaching experience with computer-assisted instruction, instructional technology, and student advisement/registration
  • SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary $56,000.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: APPLY ONLINE ONLY @ www.chattahoocheetech.edu and select “Contact Us” then “Jobs & Careers.” For a complete file, complete an online application, upload cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and include three professional references’ contact information on application. Before a candidate is hired, a pre-employment criminal background investigation, motor vehicle records check and employer/professional reference check will be conducted.
  • RESPONSE DEADLINE: Resume review will begin immediately
  • ANTICIPATED OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT DATE: August 1, 2023

Dallas College-El Centro Campus (Dallas, TX): Faculty Full-Time - Music[]

  • Deadline: 11 July 2023
  • Dallas College seeks an enthusiastic faculty member to help expand the Music program at the El Centro campus in downtown Dallas. In addition to a history of instrument instruction in ensemble and solo formats, the candidate is expected to have a strong background in institutional service, curriculum management, administration, and/or running a music program. The position will require an ability to lecture/conduct classes in Music Appreciation and or other forms of direct instruction - American Music, Music Theory, etc. Experience in dual credit instruction and recruitment is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree or higher with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). One year of demonstrated teaching experience required. Official transcript will be required.
  • Salary Minimum: $50,000.00 Annually
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Dallas College-Mountain View Campus (Dallas, TX): Faculty (Full Time) - Music[]

  • Deadline: 16 May 2023
  • The faculty member primarily will teach dual credit music appreciation courses that in some cases will necessitate traveling to high school campuses and instructing in different modalities (face-to-face, online, etc.). Additionally, the instructor might be expected to teach ensembles and private lessons related to the instructor's area of instrumental, practical, and technical expertise.
  • Minimum Knowledge and Experience: Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree or higher with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). One year of demonstrated teaching experience required. Official transcripts will be required.
  • Applications Deadline: May 16, 2023

Doña Ana Community College (Las Cruces, NM): Music Instructor or Assistant Professor[]

  • Deadline: 29 September 2022
  • This position is a tenure track Music Instructor/Asst. Professor with a specialty in Music, credentialed to teach Area VI General Education courses in Music. This position will be responsible for teaching music courses, serving as the lead faculty for part-time instructors, and interfacing with the NMSU, Las Cruces Music Department and area public school programs.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field; i.e., Master of Fine Arts in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, etc. Two years post-secondary teaching experience or equivalent number of part-time hours (60 credit hours).
  • Campus/Work Site East Mesa, Espina, Gadsden, Sunland Park, Online
  • Posting Date: 08/29/2022
  • Closing Date: 09/29/2022
  • Target Salary Rate: $44,191 - $56,971

Douglas College (New Westminster, BC): Regular Probationary Faculty -- Music History (Jan 2023)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 07 November 2022
  • The Music Department is seeking to hire a probationary regular instructor to teach the Music history survey courses in our University Transferable Music Diploma programs.
  • The position is half-time (4 courses per academic year) and starts December 16, 2022 in preparation for the Winter semester. Classes begin Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
  • You will be responsible for: teaching all four survey courses in the history of western music: MUSC 1120, 1220, 2320, 2420; planning, organizing, and managing learning activities and maintaining quality learner-centred instruction; assessing and evaluating students’ progress and achievement; overseeing curriculum revision and development in music history; working with the library to ensure currency and relevance of music history resources; attending departmental meetings, sharing in departmental responsibilities, and participating in committee work; maintaining currency in the field through professional development activity.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need: A Ph. D in Musicology, or equivalent; Enthusiasm for current disciplinary scholarship and the ability to engage first and second year students; An inclusive musical approach; conversant with multiple genres, including but not limited to Western art, popular, jazz, world, and Canadian musics; The ability to engage with reconciliation and decolonization in a meaningful way in the music history classroom; demonstrated experience and success in active student-centred instruction that draws on current pedagogical approaches in music history; Demonstrated success in teaching music history at the post-secondary level; Familiarity with online and audio/visual resources for music history; Evidence of ongoing research and/or other scholarly work in music; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment; Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online. This position will remain open until filled with a first review date of November 7, 2022. We anticipate holding interviews mid-November. Please ensure your cover letter clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.

Front Range Community College (Westminster, CO): Faculty, Music[]

  • Deadline: Priority deadline of 24 April 2023
  • As a full-time faculty member in the Music program, you will teach music theory, history, and performance in both classical and non-classical genres. You will the music department and work closely with audio production. You will also provide program leadership and student support in collaboration with music faculty and related area faculty across all campuses of the college.
  • In this role, you will also assume instructional leadership roles. This includes hiring and mentoring part-time instructors, developing curriculum, scheduling classes, working with industry and community groups, assessing student learning, serving on departmental and college-wide committees and serving as a program director or department chair. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with IT staff to ensure that hardware/software in the music audio labs and the recording studio is current and functions properly. This may include light troubleshooting and repair of equipment as well as coordinating more significant repairs with IT staff.
  • As the Music program lead faculty, you will utilize effective teaching strategies to develop critical thinking skills, maximize student retention and success and support a learner-centered environment and coach other faculty and instructors to do the same. You and the other music faculty will also work with Advising to council students on course selection, career options, and internship opportunities. Concurrent enrollment courses, which are offered at local high schools, online courses and evening classes may be assigned.
  • You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
  • As a faculty member you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College.
  • Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for hybrid remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.
  • Required Education/Training & Work Experience: Master’s degree in one of several related degrees listed below. Also allowed, a Master’s degree in any field, plus 18 graduate credits in one of the related degrees listed below. Related degrees: Music, Music Education, Musicology
  • Preferred Education/Training & Work Experience: Demonstrated, practical experience in music education in both classical and non-classical styles. Demonstrated experience in audio production. Instructional experience, preferably with two years at the community college level.
  • SALARY: $55,754 - $63,465 annually. Please see our 2022-2023 Salary Matrix for more specific information.
  • SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of April 24, 2023.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL): Course Director - History of Popular Music[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posed 24 October 2022
  • Course Directors may be required to teach both on-campus and online. All positions are full time in Winter Park, FL.
  • Education and/or Experience: The ideal candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years related and verifiable work experience and required to hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Music, History, Music Education, Musicology, Music Industry, Media Communications, Radio-Television, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversee associate course directors and lab specialists to ensure the integrity of curriculum and degree learning outcomes.
  • Skills: Proficiency using software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Keynote/PowerPoint and Outlook; Expert knowledge of roots music topics or related genres through the British invasion; Professional experience in music, music production, radio, or music media distribution

Harper College (Palatine, IL): Music Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty FILLED: Sadie Hochman-Ruiz, UC San Diego 2019[]

  • Deadline: 26 October 2022
  • The Department of Music at Harper College invites applications for a tenure-track full time faculty position. The position will oversee our general education courses making sure we are covering concepts throughout Music history while focusing on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our student’s educational experience. Other departmental responsibilities include directing and/or developing ensembles that are academically beneficial and relevant to our community of students, and various departmental responsibilities including advising, outreach and recruitment. Candidates should possess expertise in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, as well as coordinating ensembles, vocal and/or instrumental, of varying genres.
  • Educational Requirements: At least a Master’s degree in Music is required with experience in ethnomusicology, musicology or music history coursework. Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music History or the equivalent preferred.
  • Experience Requirements: Applicants should have previous experience teaching music at the college level.
  • Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: October 26, 2022
  • 4/10: Received rejection letter; Job offered to another candidate who has accepted

Houston Community College (Houston, TX): Instructor Music - Full time Faculty Assignment FILLED: Hannah Percival, Texas Tech University 2021 (PhD Fine Arts - Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 10 March 2023
  • We are currently seeking a Music Instructor who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service. Faculty is expected to teach a full load each semester as defined in the Faculty Workload Guidelines. Demonstrate expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations in the District; including, but not limited to, dual credit sections at partner school districts. Faculty may be assigned to teach in the modalities of face-to-face, hybrid, online (synchronous or asynchronous), or any combination of modalities.
  • EDUCATION: Master’s degree with 18 completed graduate hours in Music required. Master’s degree in Music or higher preferred. Demonstrated outstanding professional competency and experience may be considered in lieu of required degree. Copy of transcript conferring required degree and certification(s) must accompany application.
  • EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of college level teaching experience preferred.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: Offer accepted by Hannah Percival, 2021 Texas Tech University PhD (Full-time adjunct at Sam Houston State University; part-time adjunct at Houston Community College).

Houston Community College (Houston, TX): Instructor Music - Temporary Full time Faculty Assignment[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 01 August 2023
  • We are currently seeking a Music Instructor who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service. Faculty is expected to teach a full load each semester as defined in the Faculty Workload Guidelines. Demonstrate expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations in the District; including, but not limited to, dual credit sections at partner school districts. Faculty may be assigned to teach in the modalities of face-to-face, hybrid, online (synchronous or asynchronous), or any combination of modalities.
  • EDUCATION: Master’s degree with 18 completed graduate hours in Music required. Master’s degree in Music or higher preferred. Demonstrated outstanding professional competency and experience may be considered in lieu of required degree. Copy of transcript conferring required degree and certification(s) must accompany application.
  • EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of college level teaching experience preferred.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn, NY): Lecturer - Music[]

  • Deadline: 16 March 2023
  • The Department of Communications and Performing Arts at Kingsborough Community College seeks a creative and collaborative faculty member for a full-time Lecturer position to teach introductory and survey undergraduate music courses with a specialization in Jazz and Modern Contemporary Music. The desired candidate would be dedicated to exellence in undergraduate education and committed to providing students with robust and varied learning experiences. Responsibilities include teaching music coursework as assigned (primarily Introduction to Jazz), advising students on their academic progress, engaging in professional development, assisting with course/program development and assessment, participating in departmental and campus-wide activities/committees, and working with colleagues on shared learning goals and assignments. Faculty may be assigned a combination of in person, online and hybrid teaching modalities.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in teaching Introduction to Jazz in a community college setting. Ability to teach general survey music courses such as Introduction to Music. Commitment to teaching music courses for students from across the College, as part of their Liberal Arts/General Education requirements. Experience teaching in an urban undergraduate insititution and/or community college setting. Evidence of successful teaching in both in person and online/hybrid modalities. Abiltiy to design, develop, and teach courses in contemporary popular music genres.
  • COMPENSATION: $67,684 - $76,870
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Lamar Institute of Technology (Beaumont, TX): Humanities Instructor[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 12 October 2022
  • The Instructor for Humanities’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing instruction for students enrolled in Humanities/Fine Arts (along with other related courses and topics) in the General Education and Developmental Studies Department, including dual credit high school students. The Instructor will teach a broad-based humanities course that explores the purpose and processes in the visual and performing arts (music, painting, architecture, drama, and dance) and the ways in which they express the values of cultures and human experience.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Humanities/Fine Arts or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Humanities/Fine Arts; Two years (or more) of work experience in Humanities or related field

Lawson State Community College (Birmingham, AL): Music Instructor/Choral Director[]

  • Deadline: 06 October 2022 19 January 2023
  • Position Summary: Provide academic instruction to students at the college level in theory and practice; provide students an overview of the different types of music, music history, and significant music time periods; and included will be instruction on some musical instruments and choral direction.
  • Salary Schedule Placement: Appropriate placement on Salary Schedule D1 ($44,780-87,562) based on education and experience. Summer appointments are based on enrollment- Salary Schedule D1 ($13,825 - $27,081) based on education and experience. Annual Potential Salary including Summer Appointment ($58,605- $114,643)
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Music or related field of study. Or, a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours of graduate-level music, music performance, and music history. 3 years of full-time teaching experience in Music on a secondary or postsecondary level. Specialized training or experience in choral directorship and group performance. Must be computer literate and versed in instructional technology platforms
  • Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.
  • 1/10/23 Re-posted with new deadline and job number.

Miami Dade College (Miami, FL): Faculty, Music[]

  • Deadline: 31 May 2023
  • This faculty member teaches Music courses. This is a full-time Faculty (FAC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master's Degree in Music; or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Music.
  • Salary: $49,973 - $61,320 (Based on Education and Experience)
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Northern Virginia Community College (Sterling, VA): 9-Month Teaching Faculty (Music)[]

  • Deadline: 05 February 2023
  • General Description: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites applications for qualified individuals to join our faculty to support the mission and vision of the largest institution of higher education in Virginia. The open faculty position is available beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. The primary responsibility of a faculty member at NOVA is to provide quality instruction. NOVA faculty are expected to excel in teaching strategies and classroom management that fully engage students in a classroom, laboratory, or online platform, and engage students in individual conferences and related activities. NOVA faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to build stronger citizens within the community. All faculty must be available to teach day, evening, and weekend classes at any of the College’s campuses or off-site locations.
  • Duties and Tasks: Full-time teaching faculty members are responsible for teaching courses offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats. Full-time 9-month teaching faculty positions carry a normal teaching load of 12-15 credit hours and 15-20 contact hours per semester. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, participate in curriculum development, and maintain currency in their discipline.
  • KSAs: Ability in music at the college or university level. A strong commitment to diversity. Familiarity with instructional technologies used in the modern classroom. Ability to teach music theory, musicianship, music history, or music appreciation. Ability to teach traditional and on-line courses. Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Music coursework. Qualifying degrees and/or coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution. At least 2 years teaching experience at the college level. Experience in secondary area, such as strings or music education. Experience in organizing student performance.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at a community college. Experience teaching in classroom, hybrid, and online formats. Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Experience in organizing Student juries.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 3/23 Contacted for Zoom Interview and Teaching Demonstration

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Bentonville, AR): Full Time Faculty, Music[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 03 January 2023
  • This is a 9-month, full-time faculty position reporting to the Dean of the Division of Communication and Arts. The instructor is responsible for teaching 15 load hours each fall and spring semester in Music. The successful candidate joins a highly collaborative, innovative, and forward-thinking faculty teaching in the Division of Communication and Arts. The start date for this position will be in August 2023.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses in the music program, such as Music Appreciation, Composition, Music Theory, Aural Skills, or other courses relevant to the instructor’s credentials and experience. This position will also direct an ensemble relevant to the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will possess the ability to develop new curricula relevant to the changing needs of students, the field, and the College; to recruit students to the program; and to build relationships with community partners.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music or a related master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Music.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years of teaching experience. Experience developing and evaluating curricula. Experience using online learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, etc. Experience completing program assessment. Teaching experience at a 2-year or community college. Experience managing educational or administrative processes.
  • Required Application Materials: Official NWACC application, including two (2) professional references. Curriculum Vitae. Cover Letter describing how your expertise and experience aligns with the position description, particularly relevant software expertise. Copies of transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended must be uploaded with application. Submission of official transcripts will be required to complete the hiring process. Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: Job listing not appearing as of 2/9/2023

Pasco-Hernando State College (Wesley Chapel, FL): Instructor, Music[]

  • Deadline: 01 June 2023
  • Overview: Teaches courses as assigned by the Provost, Dean or Associate Dean. Courses within the College may be taught during the day, evening, weekends, and/or online.
  • Required: Master's Degree in Music or a Master's Degree in Music History or a Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in the qualifying fields. Master's Degree in Music or a Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Music AND professional experience in teaching and performing in the specified area. Degrees must be from a regionally accredited insitution.
  • Qualifying fields: Music; Music History; Music Theory
  • The academic/contract year for faculty for 2023-2024 is from August 16, 2023 through May 4, 2024. Salary is determined based on hire date, number of duty days worked, years of experience, and level of education.
  • ID: 2023-1650
  • Type: Full Time
  • Salary Min: USD $45,000.00/Yr.
  • Salary Max: USD $56,840.00/Yr.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA): Music Instructor - Tenure Track[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 05 April 2023
  • Shoreline seeks faculty who can adapt to a variety of teaching situations and who have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Music faculty are primarily responsible for teaching students in the music program, with possible secondary teaching in the music technology program. Department faculty work collaboratively to develop curriculum integrating the study of music and music technology. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching large and/or small ensemble performance courses and a variety of music-related courses. A portion of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening or weekend program, and/or at off-campus locations.
  • In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise students; promote partnerships with local high schools and other educational institutions, and performance and community organizations; be active in the regional music community; assist with assessment of current instructional methods; develop programs and curricula. Faculty will participate in Shoreline governance, department; division and campus-related professional activities; and include providing input into the proposed new music instruction and performance facility.
  • Faculty at Shoreline will have an array of students from differing programs in their classroom, including professional technical and university transfers. Shoreline seeks a candidate that can identify and mitigate the barriers to success that many students face, and be passionate about creating an equitable learning environment that supports success for all students. As such, candidate response to the supplemental questions below will be the first criteria of consideration.
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in Music or related discipline from an accredited institution. Experience teaching in a secondary, post-secondary or community organization environment. Experience conducting professional, college or high school performance ensembles. Experience teaching in the field of music and may include the following courses: music theory, music history, music appreciation, vocal and/or instrument instruction, aural skills. Experience teaching private instruction (either instrumental or vocal). Expertise in a secondary area of music or music technology.
  • This is a full-time, tenure track position, with a 172-day annual contract beginning September 21, 2023
  • This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Associated Federation of Teachers Local #1950.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. This position is not eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship.
  • Required Materials: To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
  • NEOGOV online application/profile/supplemental questions
    • 01: Describe your experience and/or background with any of the following: - Teaching/mentoring Black, Latinx and/or Asian Pacific Islander students in a higher education environment - Integrating culturally relevant and inclusive resources within assigned pedagogy - Experience addressing instructional barriers to educational success for marginalized students - Experience supporting diversity, equity, and belonging in a higher education environment
    • 02: Describe an experience in which you had a leadership role to organize a significant musical performance.
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire)

University of Hawai'i Maui College (Kahului, HI): Instructor, CC (Music)[]

  • Deadline: 02 August 2023
  • Full–Time, 9 month, Permanent, Tenure Track
  • Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Teach a range of introductory and intermediate music courses with emphasis in various types of Hawaiian Music, music history, music theory, and performance.
  • Manage grants and other funding sources.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to identify, plan, develop, and implement learning strategies to meet student, special population, college, and community needs.
  • Develop teaching strategies, instructional materials, and methods which use learning outcome-based instruction and multi-media resources, including computers and other electronic media.
  • Conduct curriculum and program development for the music discipline for face-to-face, online and hybrid classes in both synchronous and asynchronous formats.
  • Evening, weekend, television, distance education, and off-campus (i.e. Molokai, Lanai, Hana) classes may be assigned regular workload.
  • Provide service in areas of expertise to the university and larger community.
  • Related activities include, but are not limited to, preparing, adapting and revising course materials, objectives and syllabi; maintaining at least one office hour per week for each course taught; advising students; identifying student learning needs and implementing constructive responses to them; participating in faculty and administrative committees; developing a program of professional self-improvement.
  • Assist the Music Studies lead in maintaining Music Studies and the Institute of Hawaiian Music’s websites and social media accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Music (History and Theory) OR Master’s Degree in Music (Performance Oriented) OR Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Performance Oriented) AND three (3) years of related work experience OR Master recognition by Music Community AND 10 years of related work experience
  • Desirable Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or ABD in Music or Ethnomusicology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian music, music of Oceania, and techniques involved in studying and teaching world music cultures.
  • Demonstrated record of cultural sensitivity and responsiveness, especially with Native Hawaiians and peoples of Oceania.
  • Experience managing grants and other types of funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain a college music department, its classroom and its equipment.
  • Experience with a variety of music technologies, including analog and digital recording including outboard hardware (preamps, equalizers, compressors, mixers), microphones, digital audio workstations (DAWS), plugins, music transcription software (Finale, Sibelius, Guitar Pro).
  • Evidence of strong ties within the Hawaii music community.
  • Two or more years of Hawaiian language coursework.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and coordinate positive, productive working relationships with faculty, staff and administration, using good judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Ability to work successfully with multi-cultural groups and individuals with diverse academic abilities, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Three (3) years college teaching experience
  • Evening, weekend and or distance offerings for UH Maui College and or Outreach sites (Hana, Lana`i, Moloka`i) may be assigned as part of regular workload.
  • Position may be converted from 9-month to 11-month, based on program/operational needs.

University of South Carolina-Lancaster (Lancaster, SC): Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Conner Austell, University of Georgia 2022 (DMA Piano)[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 01 December 2022
  • The University of South Carolina Lancaster, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina located approximately thirty-five (35) miles south of Charlotte, NC seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Music beginning August 16, 2023.
  • The position will normally require the teaching of twelve credit hours per semester or its equivalent. One course release a year is given for tenure-track faculty.
  • The basic requirement is the ability to teach MUSC 110: Introduction to Music and other Core (General Education) courses such as: MUSC 113: Special Topics in Popular Music; MUSC 114: Introduction to Music Theory; MUSC 140: Jazz and American Popular Music: MUSC 310: Selected Topics. Seeking a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following: Choir, Music Theater, Music Theory, World Music. The ideal candidate will be able to support and create co-curricular programs in areas such as performing arts and community choir. In addition to teaching foundational music courses for freshmen and sophomore students, there are opportunities to teach upper-division courses in the University’s Palmetto College bachelor’s degree programs. Scholarship, advising, and university/community service are expected. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Required Education and Experience: Applicants must hold a Doctor of Musical Arts or PhD in Music Education with a focus in at least one of the following specializations: Choir, Music Theater, Music Theory, World Music.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the university level.
  • Advertised Salary Range: $50,000
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 1/31 Request for Zoom Interview

University of South Carolina-Sumter (Sumter, SC): Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 09 January 2023
  • The University of South Carolina Sumter invites qualified candidates to apply for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2023. Candidate must be willing and able to teach both lower and upper-level undergraduate courses in Music in both traditional and online settings. This is a 9-month full-time teaching, research, and service position. Candidates must possess a doctorate in Music from an accredited institution by the beginning date of employment, including credentials necessary for departmental approval to teach introductory and upper-level courses as needed. ABD candidates meeting the same qualifications will be considered for an interview but must have a terminal degree in hand by the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate must have at least 8 months of part-time experience as instructor of record for undergraduate courses (such as Introduction to Music, Special Topics in Popular Music, and/or Jazz and American Popular Music). Courses will be taught face-to-face or online. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours (four courses) per semester. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. The position requires the academic advising of USC Sumter students. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong commitment to establishing and maintaining professional activity in scholarship and service, as well as to student advising, mentoring, and participation on campus and Palmetto College committees.
  • Starting salary $46,020 or USDOL prevailing wage rate in effect at the time of offer, depending on qualifications.
  • The initial screening of applicants will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until filled.
  • Required Education and Experience: Candidates must possess a doctorate in Music from an accredited institution by the beginning date of employment, including credentials necessary for departmental approval to teach introductory and upper-level courses as needed. ABD candidates meeting the same qualifications will be considered for an interview but must have a terminal degree in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience as instructor of record for undergraduate courses (such as Introduction to Music, Special Topics in Popular Music, and/or Jazz and American Popular Music).
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: The University of South Carolina requires individuals to apply online for all job vacancies. You may access the USC Jobs Online Employment site at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. As part of the online process, applicants must submit an application letter (to include their goals of teaching at a 2-year campus in addition to their professional career goals and interests), vita, three current letters of recommendation (confidential letters to be submitted by the reviewers directly at the website), copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (evaluation of all foreign transcripts to be submitted by USC accepted agencies), teaching statement (to include a description of teaching philosophy, experience in undergraduate and non-majors courses, and approach to mentoring diverse individuals), teaching portfolio containing summaries of teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in undergraduate-level teaching, and a research statement. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Mary Ellen Bellanca at BELLANCA@uscsumter.edu.
  • 12/12 $46,000 JFC. Yes the cost of living is lower than many other places but this is still absolutely shameful.

Walters State Community College (Morristown, TN): Instructor of Music[]

  • Deadline: 04 May 2023
  • Job Purpose: Provide instruction for Introduction to Music courses and choral music instruction at college campus sites and in dual enrollment college classes offered on high school campuses in the college service area and complete administrative duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Music or 18 or more hours of applicable graduate course work in Music from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching Introduction to Music/Music Appreciation.
  • Experience in online instruction
  • Proficiency in vocal choral education
  • Demonstrated classroom teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of student recruiting and/or outreach efforts
  • Preferred Qualifications: At least two years of experience teaching music at the higher education level
  • Position Closing: Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Wayne Community College (Goldsboro, NC): Music Instructor[]

  • Deadline: 17 February 2023
  • Position Duties:The primary responsibility of the Music Instructor is to provide instruction for classes such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to Jazz, and Music Fundamentals. The applicant will be responsible for course planning, including the development and evaluation of these courses and their assignments. This position will require teaching on-campus, off-campus, and online classes during the day, evening, and/or on weekends and will require other duties to be completed as assigned by the Department Chair and the Dean.
  • Minimum Requirements: A Master's degree in Music or a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Music from a regionally accredited institution is required. The Music Instructor must be a self-starter, a team player, and have a demonstrated ability to work well with others. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Proficiency with computer software programs is required. Two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred (in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online classrooms). Experience working with diverse students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public population is preferred. Experience with Moodle or another learning management systems platform and experience organizing or producing music-related events are preferred. Bilingual is preferred.
  • Length of Employment: Full-time, 9 months
  • Salary Range: $45,405 - $56,754
  • Applications Accepted Through: February 17, 2023, or Until Filled
  • APPLICATIONS: Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications, post-secondary transcripts, resume, and cover letter via ApplicantOne at https://www.waynecc.edu/jobs. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened, and the most qualified applicants interviewed. All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

Williston State College (Williston, ND): Music Instructor[]

  • Deadline: 15 June 2023
  • TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, exempt, 9-month contract, benefitted position. After a preliminary evaluation period, this position may become a tenure-track position.
  • JOB SUMMARY: The Music Instructor is responsible for teaching Music courses and developing Music course offerings at Williston State College (WSC). The successful applicant must demonstrate and maintain competence in Music throughout employment at the college; teach a course load of an average of 15 credits each semester of Music courses; teaching courses during the summer semester is optional for all faculty.
  • The ideal candidate is student-centered and has a passion for teaching and promoting music. The candidate will have a solid foundation in music theory but also possess the ability to translate that theory to a diverse audience. Candidate must be likable and respected, as well as someone able to generate interest and participation. The preferred candidate is knowledgeable on curriculum and assessment. The ability to adapt and work with others in a dynamic work environment will be an important attribute. The ability to work with and within the community is a must. The preferred candidate is visionary and can think and act on ideas to expand the music program. The chosen candidate is someone who can facilitate and champion a state-of-the-art fine and performing arts center.
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Music or a Master’s degree in another discipline and 18 graduate semester hours in the Music discipline or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Preferred qualifications: Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level. Well-demonstrated public speaking and communication skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook email and Calendar. Familiarity with online education and Learning Management Systems. Demonstrated effectiveness in working with others. Experience with curriculum and course development.
  • SALARY: $46,750 base with salary based on WSC Faculty Salary Matrix.
  • APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: June 15, 2023.
  • POSITION START DATE: This position will begin in August of 2023 for the Fall 2023 semester.
  • WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Must be eligible to work in the United States. There is no sponsorship for this position.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

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.

Allen University: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Caleb Carpenter, University of South Carolina (DMA Saxophone Performance)[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 19 April 2023
  • Allen University is seeking applicants to fill a full-time position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2023. Responsibilities include teaching music appreciation, music theory and/or history, applied lessons, and conducting ensembles such as jazz band, pep band, and symphonic band. The position requires advising students and service on university committees.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a doctoral program in the field of music by August 1, 2023. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in brass playing and instruction; at least 1 year prior teaching experience at the collegiate level; prior HBCU band experience.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Kevin Trumpeter, Dean of Arts and Humanities, at ktrumpeter@allenuniversity.edu. Position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Augsburg University: Leland B. Sateren ('35) Endowed Professor and Chair of Music FILLED: Rachel Bergman, Yale University 2001 (PhD Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 July 2022 01 March 2023
  • NEW 9/16 Flexible start date between January - August 2023
  • NEW 1/20/23 Start Date: August 2023
  • 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.
  • NEW 1/10/23: Requirements: The successful candidate will be an accomplished Music teacher-scholar with a demonstrated and recognized record of success and achievement as a collaborative and strategic leader. Higher education leadership experience in honoring both the nuances of tradition and the possibilities of the present and future within a Music program at a mission-based institution is preferred. They will have demonstrated strengths in articulating and developing evolving models of music career and liberal arts music education in the twenty-first century. Candidates must have credentials sufficient for appointment with indefinite tenure at Augsburg University and candidates previously granted indefinite tenure at a comparative institution are strongly preferred. Disciplinary expertise is open though candidates who complement current faculty strengths and expertise in music are preferred.
  • 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.
  • NEW 9/16 To apply for this position, upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg University contacting your references. Application review will begin immediately; position open until filled.
  • NEW 1/10 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.
  • This position is open until filled. The search committee’s review of applications will begin February 1July 1, 2022 (sic) March 1, 2023, with priority consideration given to applications received by this date. The position will remain open until filled. Please do not send supplementary materials unless invited to do so.
  • 9/16 Position is now open until filled, start date between January and August 2023.
  • 1/10/23 Position re-posted on HigherEdJobs and Chronicle Vitae, with some changes to the ad (marked above). Language about Jan-Aug 2023 start date has been removed, and review date is garbled (possibly February 1, 2023?).
  • 1/20/23 Review date corrected and August 2023 start date added.
  • https://www.augsburg.edu/news/2023/05/11/augsburg-university-names-rachel-bergman-the-inaugural-sateren-professor-of-music/

Baylor University: Professor and Lev H. Prichard Chair in the Study of Black Worship FILLED: Stephen Newby, University of Michigan 1994 (DMA Composition)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 28 November 2022
  • The Chair will conduct scholarly research and publishing in the areas of black sacred music, black worship, and relevant studies related to the Black Gospel Archive (BGA). The Prichard Chair will serve in an interdisciplinary role, and conduct innovative research, that relates to the growth, preservation, and promotion of the (BGA). The BGA encompasses the Black Gospel Music Preservation Project, the Black Gospel Music Digital Collection, the Black Gospel Archive and Listening Center, and the Black Preachers Project. The Chairholder will partner with various academic units, including Baylor Libraries to promote interest in the BGA, participate in events, conferences and other initiatives that promote the collection. The Chair will advise the Director of the BGA, serve on the BGA Advisory Board, and participate in advancement activities of the BGA.
  • Duties will include teaching in the area of Black Worship at the undergraduate (B.S. B.A.), professional (M.Div. MSW), and or graduate level (D. Min, Ph.D., Ed. D., D.M.A.). Duties may include making public presentations, planning symposia, organizing to attending professional meetings, contributing to the Pruit Memorial Symposium, and hosting scholarly events associated with Black Worship. The Chairholder may be asked to represent Baylor University at occasions related to music and worship in African American culture(s) and interact with the media by writing articles and assisting with press releases. These activities will enhance the profile of the collections as a national focal point for Black Worship.
  • Qualifications
  • Successful candidates will have a terminal degree such as a research degree Ph. D., performance degree D.M.A. or equivalent professional experience.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively instruct undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of and strong potential for widely recognized scholarly research and publication and/or creative activity.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of previous practical and significant involvement in music ministries of the church at the level of congregations and conferences such as the Hampton Ministers’ Conference and Choir Directors’ and Organist Guild Workshop.

Berklee College of Music: Chair of Liberal Arts & Sciences[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 04 November 2022
  • Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for the position of Chair of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department. The Department, one of the largest at Berklee, offers an innovative Liberal Arts and Sciences Program that includes courses and minors in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. Berklee’s Liberal Arts and Sciences offerings are designed to empower students to advance personal communication, engage in critical and creative thinking, and develop holistically as informed artists. Further, the partnership of Liberal Arts and performing arts at Berklee means that graduates are accomplished artists who are prepared with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement.
  • Reporting to the Dean of the Professional Education Division, the Chair will serve as the academic and administrative leader of the Department. (This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract.)
  • The Chair will be an accomplished educator and scholar with a demonstrated record of administrative experience in higher education (preferably in an arts environment). They must have strong leadership qualities, and managerial and organizational skills. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituencies on—and off—campus. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in a Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline and be student centered.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in a Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline required; A record of administrative success in higher education; Experience leading and managing faculty, within the context of a unionized Faculty Contract Agreement, preferred; College or university teaching experience in a Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline; Record of creative scholarship/professional activity (demonstrating academic excellence and professional service); Record of collaboration and participation in professional organizations; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Strong command of technology to support administrative tasks; Commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and access; Dedication to the education of music, theater, and dance students
  • START DATE: The start date for the position is January 2023 depending on availability.
  • SUBMISSION PROCESS: Electronic applications only. Candidates should submit: A cover letter of interest outlining background and qualifications; A curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least three references). Note: Supporting materials may be requested as the search progresses.
  • Address your cover letter to: Liberal Arts Chair Search Committee, Attn: Dr. Darla S. Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division, Berklee College of Music.
  • APPLICATION REVIEW AND DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. This search will remain open for applications until the position is filled.

Brown University: Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Fellowship in Critical Classical Studies FILLED: Tara Baldrick-Morrone, Florida State Univeristy 2020 (PhD Religion)[]

  • Deadline: 01 March 2023
  • The Department of Classics at Brown University invites applications for two (2) two-year, non-renewable Postdoctoral/Post-MFA fellowships in Critical Classical Studies to begin July 1, 2023. We seek junior colleagues whose work directly addresses and critiques the structures of power, exclusion, erasure, and violence that have scaffolded past and present models of Classics. The Department fosters especially strong relationships with other departments and centers in the humanities and with the Brown Arts Institute (BAI), a recently formed research enterprise and catalyst for the arts within the university and beyond.
  • The Fellowship is open to all areas of specialization and subfields within Classics (e.g. art history, literary studies/philology, numismatics, ancient history, philosophy, reception studies) as well as to those not traditionally housed within it (e.g. political science, linguistics, language pedagogy, higher education studies, public humanities, museum studies, architecture, creative writing, theater, dance, translation studies, indigenous studies, performance or performance history, musicology). Ideal candidates position their work's intervention in relation to other disciplines, fields, institutions, and/or industries. They apply their intellectual, methodological, artistic and/or historical insights to matters of practice and prioritize making contributions to intellectual, artistic, and/or activist communities. The work can take the form of traditional scholarship (e.g. monographs and articles) or be more pedagogical, public-facing, creative/artistic, or otherwise trans/inter/extra-disciplinary.
  • We particularly welcome applications from members of groups that have been minoritized and underrepresented in academia.
  • The Fellowship does not come with any formal teaching responsibilities. Fellows will be given the time and support necessary to make progress on their research/creative projects and to share it with communities on and off-campus. Each fellow should expect to host one departmental event (e.g. lecture, symposium, performance, screening) and one informal event (e.g. workshop, interview, open rehearsal, table read, write-on-site) geared towards graduate students in Classics each academic year. They will also participate in regular cohort-building and networking activities.
  • Each fellow will earn a salary of $65,000 in year 1 and $70,000 in year 2. In addition to a full benefits package, each fellow will receive a research fund of $10,000 and access to a shared office space. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full term of the fellowship and will receive a $3000 moving allowance to ease the burden of relocation.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have received their terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) within the last five years (excluding career breaks, medical leaves, parental leaves, etc.) or have the degree in hand by the start of the fellowship term, July 1, 2023.
  • Application Instructions A complete application should be submitted by March 1st in order to receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. A complete application includes:
  • The online application form
  • A max. 500-word project description/précis/artist's statement
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample of 20-25 pages or equivalent (e.g. an article, a portfolio, a script, an excerpt, a video of a performances, a critical translation or commentary with translator's preface)
  • Any questions should be directed towards the chair of the Fellowship Search Committee, Dr. Sasha-Mae Eccleston.

Case Western Reserve University: Virginia and Walter Nord Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities[]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2022
  • The purpose of the BNC Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support research in the humanities by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their work. During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue a research and writing project for the full academic year. An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures, and courses.
  • Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the humanities departments represented on the BNC Steering Committee: English, Music, and Theater. We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research explores issues related to Race Studies, Ethnicity, and/or Social Justice. BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department. The Fellowship may be renewed for a second year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand from an institution other than Case Western Reserve University before the start date of the fellowship; Ph.D must date from no earlier than 2013. Candidates must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center.

Clemson University: Assistant Professor - Music and Global Black Studies (Specializing in Black Musics) FILLED: Melvin Earl Villaver, Purdue University ABD (American Studies)[]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2022, but review begins immediately
  • Clemson University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 15, 2023. This is a 9-month faculty position serving both the Department of Performing Arts and Global Black Studies, an undergraduate major/minor that arose from student demand for a course of study that attends to the lifeways of people of African descent.
  • Responsibilities include regularly teaching a Hip-Hop and African American Contemporary Culture course, developing and teaching an urban music production course in our audio technology lab or other music courses/ensembles in area of expertise. The successful candidate will participate fully in departmental activities including recruiting, advising, and working collaboratively with faculty members in both Performing Arts and Global Black Studies.
  • Required Qualifications: Degree in African/Diasporic History, African-American Studies, Music Production, or a related field. Though a terminal degree is preferred, equivalent industry experience will be considered.
  • Desired Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college level; evidence of potential to excel in high quality scholarly/creative activity; and demonstrated commitment to student recruitment.
  • Complete materials include the following and should be submitted to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/115873: Letter of interest, Current Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, Three letters of reference
  • Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: December 1, 2022.
  • 10/18 Updated of a failed/postponed search from last year, but revamped so it is now more of a music industry/commercial music job than musicology/ethnomusicology.
  • 01/09 Zoom interview
  • 01/20 Campus invite

The College of New Jersey: Visiting Assistant Professor - Music (Musicianship and Historical and Cultural Studies in Music) FILLED: Joanna Chang, Duke University 2022[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 27 June 2023
  • The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey is seeking applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in our Musicianship and Historical and Cultural Studies in Music curricular areas This is a full-time, one-year temporary position starting August 29, 2023.
  • The responsibilities of this position are:
  • Teach two sections of a course from the Musicianship sequence (music theory and aural skills combined) and two sections of another course from the Historical and Cultural Studies in Music area, including “Music in Global Perspective” (MUS 246), “History of Jazz” (MUS 245/AAS 240), and/or “Music in 600–1750” (MUS 351). All of the classes will be held in-person on TCNJ’s campus in Ewing, NJ.
  • Provide course syllabi, and submit course audits, midterm grades, and final grades, in addition to administering the final assessments during the College’s exam period (December 12 through 19, 2023).
  • Collaborate with the faculty of Musicianship, Keyboard Skills, and Historical and Cultural Studies in Music areas, as regards overlapping and supporting content.
  • Required qualifications: Terminal degree in music theory, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, or in another field of music with appropriate specialization and experience; ABD with appropriate specialization and experience strongly considered. Minimum of two years undergraduate teaching experience in relevant areas, including as a T.A. Evidence of creative and innovative approaches to undergraduate music pedagogies. Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, including timely communications in writing.
  • Preferred qualifications: Developing record of research and/or creative work in the relevant field. Experience in the use of digital and online tools. Ability to engage students with various levels of pre-college music theory experience.
  • Qualified candidates should apply online and submit in PDF format: 1) a letter of application, 2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for a minimum of 3 current references who are ideally familiar with the candidate’s work in educational contexts, and 4) up to 3 syllabi (and/or teaching evaluations) from previously taught relevant courses at the collegiate level. Only electronic submissions via TCNJ’s website will be reviewed. Please do not send further materials (recordings, teaching demo samples, etc.) unless requested.
  • An initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please note that there will be no working visa support attached to this position; the successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • https://artscomm.tcnj.edu/2023/08/24/new-faculty-spotlight-dr-joanna-chang/

College of William & Mary: Associate/Full Professor of Music and Department Chair[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 30 September 2022 01 November 2022
  • The Department of Music at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for the position of advanced Associate Professor or Professor. The appointee will be eligible for off-cycle tenure review. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with an established record of teaching and scholarship and/or creative work in one or more of the subdisciplines of music: musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition, music technology, conducting, and music performance.
  • The teaching expectation for Music faculty is 2 courses per semester. The Chair teaches one (1) course per semester for the duration of his/her term. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in their area of expertise and other lecture and seminar-style courses.
  • Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., DMA, or equivalent terminal degree at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023).
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar, as well as administrative experience suitable for an incoming departmental chair, is expected.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 30 November 1, 2022. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 9/25: Looks like they moved the review date to 11/1. Does anyone know if "off-cycle tenure review" means they're accepting non-tenured applicants/applicants at the assistant professor level?
  • 9/26 I don't know, but an extended deadline usually means they're not happy with the current applicant pool (could be either quality or quantity) so it may be worth applying, even if it's a stretch. -5120j

Cornell University: Africana Studies & Research Center (Open Rank) FILLED: Ambre Dromgoole, Yale University 2023 (PhD Religious Studies and African American Studies)[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022
  • The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to authorize one open-rank search in the Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC) at Cornell University with a starting date of July 1, 2023, for a scholar working in one or across the following fields: African and African American Religious Studies and/or Music of the African Diaspora.
  • We welcome applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor from candidates working on Africana religion, theology, spiritual practices, and/or music of Africa and the African Diaspora.
  • Areas in Religious studies might focus on faith traditions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism; African diaspora spiritual traditions as practiced in the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. Topics might include the Black sermonic tradition, liberation theology/the Black radical tradition, Africana feminist/womanist theology, the protest and activist tradition in Black churches, institutions and organizations, spirituality and revivalism in the Caribbean and the reinterpretation of traditional African religions in the Americas. Connections to studies of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexuality, disability, as well as teaching and research projects anchored in local community and public sphere engagement.
  • In music, topics might include the study of musicology, music theory, music-making and performance and sound, spirituals, gospel and hip-hop genres and Black popular culture, and Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin diaspora traditions informed by a range of interdisciplinary approaches and methods and drawing on history, philosophy and ethnography, as well as the digital arts and humanities, with a grounding on public engagement in campus and community.
  • Applicants should be prepared to design courses and deliver instruction to graduate and undergraduate students on a 2-2 teaching load and to contribute to the department’s curriculum’s development and design, and cordially engage with students, staff and faculty working across a range of disciplines on campus. We encourage applications from candidates with track records of engagement with their respective fields of expertise from an Africana perspective. Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2023.

Cumberland University: Program Director and Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 March 2023
  • Job Type: Full-time faculty appointment with 9-month teaching contract
  • Qualified applicants are sought for a full-time Program Director and Assistant Professor position in Music. Duties will include teaching undergraduate music courses, administrative responsibilities such as hiring new faculty and program assessment, student academic advising, and organizing concerts, recitals, auditions, and juries.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Engage in assessment at all levels within the Music Program while maintaining all necessary paperwork and records based on requirements set forth by the dean.
  • Provide quality instruction and advising to students to display a commitment to broader student success initiatives.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/intrapersonal skills, especially in engaging with traditional and non-traditional university students.
  • Commitment to practicing equity and inclusion within a diverse student community.
  • Display evidence of high level of personal agency and initiative.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills for curriculum management and program design including analysis of data for continuous improvement.
  • Possess ability to contribute positively to a dynamic setting with collaborative faculty while showing leadership to the other faculty within the program.
  • Experience
  • Documentation of successful experience as an undergraduate professor or post-secondary teacher for music courses.
  • Evidence of successful career in related field.
  • Experience and network in the Middle Tennessee region preferred.
  • Education: Master’s degree in music or a related field; terminal degree preferred
  • Electronic submissions including the following are required: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, Philosophy of teaching, Unofficial graduate transcripts, List of 5 references with contact information
  • Posting Date: March 23, 2023
  • Closing Date: Open until filled - To be hired for Fall 2023
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Dallas International University: Full-time Faculty in World Arts[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 14 April 2023
  • The person in this position will serve as the course head for courses in World Arts. They will oversee any associate instructors and teaching assistants and will perform administrative tasks as required for the smooth functioning of the Center for Excellence in World Arts.
  • The supervisor for this position is the Chair of the Center for Excellence in World Arts (CEWA). Full-time professor candidates are reviewed by the department, the Academic Affairs Committee, and are appointed by the President.
  • Salary type: Supported
  • Full-time candidates are expected to teach courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the DIU Catalog, upholding the academic standards of DIU; provide academic guidance to students through academic advising, teaching courses, and guiding research projects and theses; assume supplementary faculty responsibilities, e.g., develop and update curricula, participate in faculty meetings, serve on campus committees, participate in professional development activities, adhere to the policies, principles, and procedures of Dallas International University.
  • All faculty position inquirers must submit an application, a current curriculum vitae (CV), and official post-secondary transcripts in order to be considered a ready applicant for faculty positions.
  • Job-related Skills
  • 1. Experience in teaching in higher education
  • 2. A research record in their domain of interest
  • 3. Academic administration skills, ability to use Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and strong organizational skills
  • 4. Experience in teaching using a Learning Management System (e.g. Canvas)
  • Applicants should:
  • Have a terminal degree in a world arts-related field such as ethnomusicology or folkloristics, worship studies or theology of the arts, missiology, anthropology, arts performance, or expressive arts therapy, with a publication record demonstrating an expertise that would contribute to the department.
  • Be willing to receive a broad foundation of on-the-job training in world arts before receiving a teaching assignment, with the understanding that unless they have a degree in World Arts, this may take a year or more.
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach creatively and effectively.
  • Be committed to the academic community and to academic excellence.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be committed to continued personal and professional development.
  • All faculty position inquirers must submit an application, a current curriculum vitae (CV), and official post-secondary transcripts in order to be considered a ready applicant for faculty positions.

Dakota State University: Instructor of Humanities[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 21 November 2022
  • The College of Arts & Sciences at Dakota State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, term, Instructor of Humanities. The start date of this position is Fall 2023.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of an MA in humanities or a closely related field is required. Ability to teach undergraduate students. Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will be expected to teach some combination of general education courses in English composition, history, philosophy, film, and/or music appreciation. Additional duties may include advising students, serving on university committees, assisting with recruitment activities and/or engaging in ongoing assessment.
  • HOW TO APPLY: To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Drexel University: Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Program[]

  • Deadline: 03 March 2023, but review begins "once a suitable candidate pool is identified"
  • The Department of Performing Arts seeks a candidate to serve in a full time teaching (non tenure-track position) in the Music Program. Areas of teaching may include large ensemble direction (instrumental or choral), music theory and aural skills, music appreciation, and songwriting. Specific assignments will be determined by the candidate’s teaching strengths. The responsibilities include up to 27 credits of teaching per academic year, as well as service to the department, college, and university. Teaching load will be spread over nine months of the year during the fall, winter and spring quarters. The College recently completed a 5 year strategic plan - Westphal For All - which is beginning implementation now. Applicants will have the opportunity to work on the many exciting efforts outlined in the plan. Candidates should have a national, regional or emerging national reputation for their professional work. Their curriculum vitae should demonstrate a track record of creative and scholarly research, and grant activity. The Department of Performing Arts is an inclusive environment. A successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to make a positive impact in advancing anti-racism, diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion in the field and in their lived experiences and will provide evidence of their experience with, and interest in, finding future-oriented practices informed by underrepresented world cultures and the lived experiences and contributions of the underrepresented global majority (or BIPOC). Preferred candidates will have expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration.
  • Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in an applicable field.
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 02/16 When I click on the link to the job posting it says posting not found. Is this position closed?
  • 02/28 Per email conversation with staff member, the applicant limit has been reached, and next steps should come shortly.

Duke University: Associate/Full Professor, Asian American Studies[]

  • Deadline: 13 January 2023
  • Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure in Asian American Studies. This hire will be our third in Asian American Studies, part of a collection of cluster hires designed to increase the number of faculty with global perspectives and expertise across core departments, with support from the Office of the Provost and funded by The Duke Endowment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose work is centrally located in Asian American Studies while also substantially linked to other fields of inquiry. Candidates will be considered in the context of the hiring department, with an interest to increase the representation of Asian American Studies across arts and sciences. This final round of the cluster hire searches will be considered by Cultural Anthropology, English, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Literature, Music, and Political Science departments, in which the tenure home will be located.
  • Candidates submitting materials by January 13, 2023, will receive full consideration. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, work sample (an article or a chapter), and names of three referees. Finalists will be asked to submit three recommendation letters. Candidates should clearly indicate their preferred department from the list above in the application. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.
  • Required application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, work sample, names of three referees

Harvard University: Lecturer in Music FILLED: Liam Hynes-Tawa, Yale University 2020 (PhD Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: 10 March 2023
  • The Department of Music seeks applications for a Lecturer in Music. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. Lecturers at Harvard teach four courses per year (two per semester), one of which may be a graduate or advanced undergraduate course in their area of specialization. Lecturers in the Music Department primarily teach music theory at the undergraduate level (introductory courses), and also cover a graduate musicianship class, which is required for first-year Music graduate students. We invite candidates in all areas of specialization and are actively seeking candidates who can also teach practical courses in sound technology, as well as participate in the Department’s Sound Studies Lab.
  • The appointment is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.
  • Basic Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in Music (music theory, musicology, composition) or a related discipline, required by the expected start date.
  • Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.
  • Complete applications should be submitted by March 10, 2023. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal:
  • Cover letter, including comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement that includes a description of an undergraduate class and a graduate class that you would ideally like to teach.
  • Writing sample (less than 10,000 words, can be an excerpt)
  • Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Please contact referees as soon as possible so they are prepared to upload a letter when prompted.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Culture[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The appointment would be in one of the following academic units: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music and Theater Arts, and Science, Technology, and Society. We will consider only candidates with a PhD in a field related to Chinese Language and Culture by the start of employment.
  • The responsibilities of the position will include: conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to Chinese Language and Culture for those academic units with a graduate program, advising undergraduate and graduate students for those academic units with a graduate program, and committee memberships and other forms of service to the academic unit, the university, and the discipline.
  • Candidates must submit a letter of application, a statement outlining current research interests (of no more than two single-spaced pages) curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. When applying identify which academic unit(s) you wish to be affiliated with. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.
  • Posted on AMS-L 9/20/22

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Faculty in Native American Studies (Open Rank)[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-eligible position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Native American Studies, beginning July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The appointment will be in one of the following academic units: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music and Theater Arts, or Science, Technology, and Society. A PhD in a field in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences with a specialization in Native American Studies is required by the start of employment.
  • The successful candidate must make major scholarly contributions to Native American Studies, including using theoretical and methodological approaches to research and knowledge production rooted in Native American and Indigenous cultures. We encourage candidates who seek to engage and benefit Native American communities through their scholarship, teaching, and professional outreach.
  • Candidates must submit a letter of application, a research statement (of no more than two single-spaced pages), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Please identify which academic unit(s) you wish to be affiliated with. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.
  • Posted on AMS-L 9/20/22

McGill University: Indigenous Scholarship, Schulich School of Music, Open Rank, Contract Academic Staff (Research) or Tenure Track[]

  • Deadline: 01 February 2023
  • McGill University is seeking to strengthen its relationships with Indigenous communities and expand its leadership, research and teaching capacity in areas relevant to Indigenous studies and Indigenous education through the recruitment of new Indigenous faculty members. These opportunities are aligned with McGill University’s overall commitment to increase the number of Indigenous professors over the next decade, one component of the University’s support of Indigenous success and reconciliation, summarized in its 52 Calls to Action. These new academic positions also align with the ongoing commitments of the university to expand access to education for Indigenous students, decolonize curricula, and include Indigenous ways of knowing and respect for Indigenous identities in research, teaching, and service to the wider community. In line with these commitments, preference will be given to candidates who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.
  • Recognizing the importance of critical mass to the success of new faculty members, McGill seeks to hire for several positions in the following areas: ...the Schulich School of Music ... Selected candidates will be offered an appropriate academic position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff group. A tenure track position may be offered to suitable candidates.
  • Faculty members hired in these roles will contribute to the academic mission in areas of Indigenous Studies and Indigenous education, broadly defined and including: ... Music creation or performance; Social and cultural perspectives on Indigenous musics ... Successful candidates who take up research-intensive positions will be expected to develop an independent research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching for our diverse student body.
  • Interested applicants should submit their application electronically at the following website: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/McGill_Careers/job/James-Admin-Bldg/Indigenous-Scholarship--various-disciplines-and-Faculties--Open-Rank--Contract-Academic-Staff--Research--or-Tenure-Track_JR0000034836/apply
  • The following supporting documents are required: Cover letter indicating the departments that particularly align with your interests and curriculum vitae; A teaching philosophy statement; A research philosophy statement, if applicable (candidates interested primarily in teaching positions do not need to submit this document); Names and contact information of three referees
  • The deadline to apply to these positions is Feb 1, 2023. Inquiries concerning this position can be made to Tynan Jarrett (tynan.jarrett@mcgill.ca).
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Mount Marty University: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Tyler Thress, Ohio University 2023 (PhD Interdisciplinary Arts)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 15 December 2022 Open until filled
  • Mount Marty University, a Catholic liberal arts university in the Benedictine tradition, is accepting applications for a full time, tenure track position beginning fall 2023. The successful candidate will have a Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts or equivalent degree with a PhD preferred, along with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and commitment to the mission of Mount Marty University. Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to teach Music Theory, Music History, Conducting and Applied Voice. Additional course teaching load will be based on student need and/or area of expertise. Piano proficiency is a plus but not required. An understanding of Catholic liturgy and traditions preferred.
  • The successful candidate will also lead a small department as chair, serve as Director of Choral Activities (Choral Union, Chamber Choir, and Smooth Benediction acapella group) and provide music direction for one musical theatre production each year, produced in cooperation with the theatre department. The Director of Choral Activities is also expected to assist in liturgical music on campus, recruit prospective music students, and promote music events. The highlights of the rich music tradition at the university include a Christmas Vespers concert, participation in the ICCA regional competition, and an annual regional tour.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the name and e-mail addresses of three references online at Careers at Mount Marty.
  • Application review will begin December 15th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 5/18/23 Re-posted to HigherEdJobs with review date removed.

New York University: Assistant or Associate Professor - Arts Politics[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 19 September 2022
  • The Department of Art & Public Policy at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty member to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Fall of 2023. We seek a dynamic scholar who is able to teach courses in critical theory, cultural analysis, the history of arts activism, and social and community-based practice. Curatorial experience is welcome.
  • The department – the first of its kind – explores the myriad links between art and social life, examining ways in which artists bring their work into the world and engage political questions. We offer a one-year master’s degree in Arts Politics which includes immersion in aesthetic and political theory, cultural study, embodied research, and socially engaged art-making. Our diverse students work across multiple genres, come from across the globe, and bring with them a range of professional, educational, cultural and artistic experiences. In addition to our master’s program, the department offers an undergraduate minor and administers a year-long core writing course for all first-year undergraduate students in the Tisch School of the Arts in which students consider a range of social and ethical issues linked to their own creative practices.
  • The appointment carries a 2/2 teaching load.
  • Qualifications: We are seeking someone with a strong research and writing practice who understands contemporary theoretical developments, the history of art and culture in social movements, the enormous breadth of communal traditions, and the power of creativity in social change. The successful candidate will be dedicated to innovative practices of theory, art making and political engagement.
  • The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D., have significant publications and college-level teaching experience. Leadership and administrative experience are also valued.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., a list of three references, a writing sample and sample syllabi. We will begin reviewing applications September 19, 2022. Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials.

New York University: Assistant Professor of Performance Studies FILLED: Misty De Berry, Northwestern University 2020 (PhD Performance Studies) AND Jeannine Tang, PhD Courtauld Institute of Art[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2022
  • The NYU Department of Performance Studies is seeking applications for one tenure track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates who put live performance (broadly understood) into contact with one or more of the following areas: practice-based research; transnational Asian American Studies; Black Studies; theatre, including musical theatre; performance, media, and technology; queer and trans of color critique.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Performance Studies or a related field required. NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applications from historically underrepresented minorities. Duties include teaching four courses a year, graduate and undergraduate student advisement, and participation in developmental and school-wide committees.
  • Applicants must provide a cover letter, a full C.V., a 25-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted by October 15, 2022.
  • Posted on SEM 9/1/22
  • https://tisch.nyu.edu/performance-studies/news/performance-studies-welcomes-2-new-faculty

New York University: Clinical Assistant Professor: Arts, Cultures and the Environment[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2023, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • We seek applicants for the following position: ARTS, CULTURES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Global Antiquities / Global Middle Ages
  • PhD in the humanities, broadly conceived (Comparative Literature, Art History, East Asian Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, World Arts and Literatures, and related fields), with a focus on pre-modern environmental humanities. Candidates must be able to develop upper-division seminars concerning arts, cultures, and the environment, and teach with a global, interdisciplinary, and intersectional focus in the Arts and Cultures sequence of the Core Curriculum. This sequence requires exposure, training, and methodological background to teach undergraduate students about literature, as well as visual, sonic, and/or performance arts produced around the world, including in traditionally underrepresented areas from antiquity to early modern times.
  • Minimum qualifications: PhD by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who share Liberal Studies’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who can contribute to the diversity of intellectual life in LS and NYU. Candidates must present demonstrated experience and commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and a teaching approach informed by global perspectives. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.
  • Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current c.v., and (3) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html). Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), November 1st, 2022. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.
  • 12/13 - Zoom Interview
  • 1/24 - rejection

Northeastern University: Open Rank Professor in Mental Health[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022
  • Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD) invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position in the broad thematic area of Mental Health. Within this broad theme, we are particularly interested candidates with expertise in mental health challenges (e.g., behavioral health equity; social determinants of health; race and mental health disparities), as well as technology and social media (e.g., interventions; health promotion campaigns; media effects; social support), and mental health and the arts (e.g., music/arts interventions and psychological outcomes; creativity and mental health).
  • The position will have a primary tenure home in one of CAMD’s six schools and departments (Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theater). We have a particular interest in candidates with a home in Communication Studies, Design, Music, or the arts. Joint appointments and/or affiliations with other colleges and institutes at Northeastern University are strongly encouraged and will be considered as appropriate.
  • Qualifications: A PhD or terminal degree (e.g. MFA, MArch) in the candidate’s field (communication studies, design, music, or a field relevant to the home department) by the appointment start date. The College is seeking to give excellent candidates across all demographics of society the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. This includes candidates at the earliest stages of their careers as well as those who are more established. For select candidates, there may be an option of a 1- to 2-year CAMD funded, mentored post-doc Fellow position, to allow candidates to ramp up their research programs before starting on the tenure track.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically at https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers. Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and contact information for at least three references. Candidates may be invited at a later date to provide a link to a portfolio of research and professional outcomes, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement.
  • Applications received on or before November 15, 2022, will be guaranteed full review and consideration. These positions will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Posted on SEM 10/12/22

Northeastern University: Music Department, Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor, Freshman Experience FILLED: James Gutierrez, UC San Diego 2019[]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2023
  • The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, Teaching Professor, or Professor of the Practice, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We seek an experienced college-level educator and advisor with an advanced degree in interdisciplinary music studies or the equivalent, and/or with a strong background in cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching, advising and curriculum design. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the Department’s academic programs, assist in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a flexible array of future professional opportunities, and support Northeastern University’s traditional strengths in experiential education. The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2023.
  • Responsibilities: Duties for this position will include
  • 1) teaching and further development of the Department of Music’s uniquely innovative survey course—Music in Everyday Life;
  • 2) teaching and further development of the first-year foundational “Music at Northeastern” course;
  • 3) varied additional assignments in teaching—and bringing new and diverse perspectives to—other foundational offerings in music fundamentals, theory and history;
  • (sic - there is no 4)
  • 5) assisting music and college staff in providing support for the program’s uniquely flexible approach to advising a wide array of music majors, combined majors and minors;
  • 6) and assisting the Music chair in the recruiting and retention of applicants to the music program.
  • Candidates must have a terminal degree (ex. PhD) in interdisciplinary or integrated music studies and/or a strong background in trans-disciplinary curriculum design and implementation by the start of employment. Required qualifications also include at least two years of full-time teaching experience at all levels. Position level will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.
  • Additional Information: Candidates are required to submit a CV, cover letter, and names of three references. Additional materials and letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later date. All applications received by February 15, 2023 will be provided a full review and consideration
  • In your cover letter, please discuss your research/professional interests and activities and how they fit into the interdisciplinary focus of this position, your teaching philosophy and experience, and how you can support our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 2/21: request for Zoom interview and further materials
  • 3/9: virtual final-round interview scheduled

Northwestern University: Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies FILLED: Casidy Campbell, Univ of Minnesota 2023 (PhD American Culture)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 07 November 2022
  • The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with a start date of September 1, 2023. Candidates with PhDs granted between 2021 and the start date are encouraged to apply. Candidates can be from any (inter-)discipline, but should have a commitment to the field of Black Studies, and have a research and teaching profile in Black digital life, Blackness and technology, Black visual cultures, Black popular culture, or Black music. This is a residential fellowship. The candidate will teach two quarter-long courses in the Department per year, and participate in the intellectual life of the Department and University. Review of applications submitted electronically to the link on our webpage at https://afam.northwestern.edu/ will begin on November 7, 2022.
  • Submission to include:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter detailing research and teaching areas and plans for work to be undertaken during the fellowship
  • Sample of scholarly writing
  • Evidence of teaching quality (e.g., syllabi and teaching evaluations)
  • Contacts for three letters of recommendation, including one from the dissertation Chair
  • All inquiries should be addressed to Suzette Denose at 847-491-5122 or s-denose@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University: Postdoctoral Scholar, “On Decolonizing Theatre”[]

  • Deadline: 15 March 2023
  • Northwestern University seeks applicants for a one-year Mellon-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow will play a leading role in organizing, administering, and participating in the Mellon Sawyer seminar “On Decolonizing Theatre” that explores how contemporary performances of works originating 1650-1830 address slavery, colonialism, and the globalization of trade and communication networks. We seek a scholar working in decolonial theory, race, gender and sexuality, musicology, dance, and/or theatre and performance studies, broadly construed, whose research focuses on one or more of the aforementioned phenomena.
  • The Fellowship carries a 12-month appointment beginning 1 September 2023, a salary of $60,000, and a relocation stipend. To apply, candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree between Spring 2019 and August 31, 2023. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or arts.
  • The Fellow is expected to be an active participant in all aspects of the seminar. Primary responsibilities will be to attend and help facilitate workshops and dramaturgy-led discussions; plan a week-long institute summer of 2024; and assist as needed in the coordination of events. There is also an opportunity for the Fellow to teach a course of their own design.
  • To apply, please provide the selection committee with the following documentation:
  • Cover Letter where you explain your contribution to the seminar
  • CV
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Abstract of dissertation and/or book project
  • Interviews for the position will be conducted on Friday, March 31, 2023.
  • Inquiries about the position may be sent to ondecolonizingtheatre@northwestern.edu
  • The application deadline is March 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (CST)

Ohio State University: Assistant Professor of Music Theory FILLED: Jeremy Smith, University of Minnesota 2019 (PhD Music Theory), OSU VAP[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 01 November 2022
  • The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Music Theory starting August 15, 2023.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty colleagues to innovate within our well-established progressive undergraduate core music theory curriculum. They will mentor graduate student teachers in research-informed teaching methods and design curricula that includes approaches to studying musical structures and processes across a range of styles, cultures, time periods, and genres. The candidate will pursue an active program of scholarly research, as well as teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses aligned with the candidate’s experience and research interests. The field of research is entirely open: we welcome many kinds of scholarship that advance music studies, including research that pushes disciplinary boundaries or combines research methodologies.
  • Qualifications: Earned doctorate preferred, but ABD candidates with an expected graduation date on or before August 15, 2023 are invited to apply. We will consider candidates with research specializations outside of music theory, provided they have experience teaching undergraduate music theory and/or aural training.
  • A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and the names and contact information for three references. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Candidates may be asked to send further materials at a later date, including three letters of reference and a teaching video. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Anna Gawboy at gawboy.2@osu.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 10/15 Added to musicology page at request of Ohio State faculty member: "It’s a music theory teaching position, but musicologists/ethnomusicologists will receive full consideration if they can teach in this area."
  • From theory wiki: 11/16 Request for additional materials
  • From theory wki: Week of 12/12 Zoom interviews held
  • https://music.osu.edu/news/jeremy-smith-joins-theory-faculty-051923

Ohio State University: Creative Practice in Popular Music FILLED: Stevie Johnson, University of Oklahoma 2019 (PhD Higher Education Administration), Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow, Harvard University[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 21 November 2022
  • The Ohio State University seeks a creative practitioner/educator with skills in Black popular music creation, performance, and production, and knowledge of the music industry for a joint appointment in the School of Music and the Department of African American and African Studies. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2023. Focusing on hip hop and related music's, this artist would establish Black popular music's as integral and highly visible aspects of creative activity on our campus and in the Columbus arts scene.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching/developing undergraduate and graduate courses in popular music creation and production, and the practical and technical skills of music making, including but not limited to songwriting and beatmaking. Additional responsibilities will include teaching a course on the historical, social, and political importance of this music, and/or other areas consistent with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will engage in leadership and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students studying popular music's and promote collaborations and outreach with artistic and scholarly stakeholders within and outside the university; and maintain a creative/scholarly agenda commensurate with expectations of a research extensive university. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a firm commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience with research, educational, and community engagement programs that meet the needs of minoritized or underserved populations is desirable. A commitment to music both within and outside the Western canon is expected.
  • Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through creative practice, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Audio/multimedia examples of creative work will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Bruenger (bruenger.1@osu.edu).
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Rhodes College: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Jacob Sunshine, Harvard University ABD[]

  • Deadline: Review beings 21 October 2022*The Department of Music at Rhodes College invites applications from scholar/performers for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Music; Instrumental and Popular Music Studies, to begin in August of 2023.
  • This position would serve as coordinator of instrumental music for the department and provide leadership for the continued growth in areas of Popular and World Music.
  • The successful candidate should have a terminal degree (Ph.D./D.M.A. or equivalent) by the time of hire, and be able to demonstrate the requisite experience and communication skills to coordinate and work with over twenty adjunct instrumental faculty members to continue building a sustainable program for student performers in a wide array of styles (jazz, popular, classical, world music, etc.) through ensembles and individual lessons.
  • Teaching opportunities offer flexibility for the candidate to continue or develop courses in their area(s) of expertise (such as ensemble direction, ethnomusicology, composition/theory, technology, applied instrumental instruction, music industry studies) in alignment with department needs and student demand.
  • Review of completed applications will begin October 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 10/27 Request for Zoom Interview
  • 11/29: invitation to campus
  • From theory wiki: 2/15 rejection received. Notified another candidate was selected.

St. Mary's College of Maryland: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Ellington Carthan, Howard University (MM Jazz Studies)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 31 January 2023
  • The Department of Performing Arts at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music, beginning August 2023. Teaching responsibilities will include the teaching of general education courses in music, as well as teaching in such possible areas of expertise as direction of the College's jazz ensemble and/or instruction in an instrument. All professors at St. Mary’s are expected to contribute to the college-wide core curriculum as well as to their departmental curriculum.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in music or a related field and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants with expertise in jazz/popular music and music technology are encouraged to apply. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The development of professional creative activity involving undergraduates is encouraged.
  • Application materials should include cover letter (within the cover letter, applicants are requested to speak to ways in which their teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity), curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/120735. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sterling Lambert at jslambert@smcm.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 5/3 - Rejection email received stating that the position had been filled (already accepted).
  • https://inside.smcm.edu/announcements/2023-08-05/department-performing-arts-music-program-welcomes-new-faculty-member

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.

Shaw University: FT Faculty, Music[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 18 July 2023
  • Reporting to the Department Head of Humanities, Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies, Music Faculty are responsible for teaching a variety of introductory and upper-level undergraduate Music courses. Courses include Music Theory, Music Appreciation, African American Music, and others as needed. Teaching flexibility is highly desired.
  • Essential Job Functions:
  • Teaching all levels of undergraduate Music Courses. Full-time teaching load is up to 15 credit hours per semester; may have release time to conduct research or other duties.
  • Ability to use technology in the classroom as well as the ability to teach online courses as needed.
  • Effectively advises students through matriculation, including sharing academic and student resource information (when applicable).
  • Effectively managing the classroom environment.
  • Developing, maintaining, and submitting accurate, timely, and complete records (attendance, assignments, grades, end-of-course reports, etc.).
  • Participating in the course and curriculum development.
  • Managing and supervising student-interns (when applicable).
  • Serving the School, the University, and the profession and community as appropriate, including attending required faculty and department meetings. (Not Required for Adjuncts)
  • Complete yearly Professional Development courses as defined by the school. (Not Required for Adjuncts)
  • Mentoring part-time faculty and students, as well as providing service to the School and the University as assigned. (Not required for Adjuncts)
  • Education Required: Masters or better in Music.
  • Experience Preferred: Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to cultural diversity. Experience with publishing and/or presenting research
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23


Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Assistant Professor of Practice (Applied Woodwinds, Music History and Literature)[]

  • Deadline: 01 May 2023
  • The SIU School of Music is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice (Applied Woodwinds, Music History and Literature). This is a term, non-tenure track, full-time, nine-month appointment effective August 16, 2023. This position is contingent on available funding.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach individual lessons to undergraduate and graduate flute and woodwind students. Supervise flute and other woodwind student recitals. Lead weekly studio class. Co-teach Woodwind Methods for Music Education students. Recruit, develop and retain a flute studio and assist other woodwind studios in these matters. Teach courses in the Music History and Literature curriculum relevant to candidate’s experience. Instruct graduate music students in research and bibliography methods.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completed doctorate in music at time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to motivate students and work collegially. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain woodwind students. Experience teaching at the University level. Experience as instructor of Music History courses.
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA in woodwinds or flute performance preferred. Flute as primary instrument with advanced performance experience on at least one other woodwind. Elevated profile as a woodwind performer with an interest in a wide repertoire. Experience teaching many historical periods and topics in music. Experience with research and bibliography methods.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references

Stephen F. Austin State University: Assistant Professor of Oboe and Secondary Area (Music Theory or Musicology) FILLED: Jenna Sehmann, University of Iowa 2021 (DMA Oboe Performance), Instructor of Double Reeds & Music History, Southeast Missouri State University[]

  • Deadline: 27 March 2023
  • This is a full-time, nine-month, faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the chair.
  • Required Education: Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.
  • Experience teaching at the college/university level is required. Primary job duties will include teaching applied oboe (music majors and minors) and being an active recruiter for the oboe studio at SFA; and teaching music theory and ear training courses as assigned. Other responsibilities may include serving on graduate thesis and comprehensive exam committees as well as teaching related courses in oboe methods/pedagogy/repertoire.
  • The successful candidate will be an active professional oboist and will be expected to perform and undertake recruiting tours with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, the resident faculty wind quintet. Classroom teaching experience in theory/aural skills and/or musicology will be considered. Faculty members are expected to be active as performers, in research and/or creative activities, and to be committed to fulfilling service obligations to the School of Music, Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts, the university, and the profession. Faculty are expected to embrace and maintain the spirit of collegiality that exists in the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts.
  • To receive full consideration, please submit your application materials by March 27, 2023.
  • Required documents include:
  • letter of Application (Cover Letter);
  • transcripts from all institutions attended (may be uploaded as one file);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • document with links to performances (video preferred) [upload under Portfolio on the required documents page];
  • teaching philosophy (this should address both studio teaching in oboe and classroom teaching in music theory); and
  • list of three to five references; email addresses of two references who can directly upload a letter of recommendation.
  • Pending legislative approval, Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of the University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.
  • Hiring Salary - $55,000
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Assistant Professor, Latin American Music FILLED: Javier Salinas, UT Austin ABD (DMA Trumpet)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 24 March 2023
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and grow a prestigious Latin American Music Studies program at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Direct one or more mariachi ensembles. Teach undergraduate mariachi courses including those in the mariachi minor and certificate course sequence. Recruit and retain quality mariachi students and maintain a high profile in area secondary schools. Additional duties may be assigned based on the School of Music's needs and the candidate's qualifications. Faculty members are expected to maintain appropriate creative and scholarly activity.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of music from a regionally accredited institution or university required; Doctorate preferred. A record of successful teaching in both individual lessons and ensemble settings. Demonstrated strong performing ability in Latin American music genres; mariachi preferred. Ability to teach courses in Latin American music, pedagogy, and/or ethnomusicology. Evidence of ability to recruit and retain quality mariachi students. Collegiate teaching experience desirable. Ability to collaborate and work well with fellow music faculty and students of diverse backgrounds.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor with a doctorate degree or internationally recognized professional experience, tenure track; Lecturer with a master's degree, non-tenure track. Salary commensurate with rank, qualifications, and experience.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 24th.
  • APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants must formally apply by submitting the following items:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • List of at least three (3) professional references
  • YouTube links to video recordings demonstrating Latin American music performing ability and videos demonstrating Latin American music teaching and/or band leading ability (mariachi preferred).
  • Address questions and correspondence to: Dr. Jesse Orth, Chair, Assistant Professor of Latin American Music Search Committee, School of Music, MSC 174, 775 N. Armstrong St. Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, Jesse.orth@tamuk.edu

University of Miami: The Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Presidential Residence Program, Cuban Heritage Collection of the University Miami Libraries FILLED: Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 2002 (PhD Art and Literature), University of Pennsylvania Assoc Prof[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 24 April 2023
  • The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for the newly established Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Presidential Residence program that will welcome leading scholars and professionals from around the world, with expertise in a wide range of subjects aligned with the focus and scope of the CHC’s vast repository of materials and resources on Cuba and the global Cuban diaspora. Each Distinguished Presidential Fellow will be in residence at the CHC for a twelve-month period, overlapping with the university’s academic year. The first fellow will begin no earlier than June 1st and no later than August 15th, 2022. The Fellow’s main charge will be to conduct in-depth research on a project of scholarly or artistic merit based on a particular area or areas of the collection. The Fellow will also be responsible for developing programming that engages with the university and the greater public, including but not limited to delivering public lectures, organizing panel discussions, and/or performances.
  • SCOPE & ELIGIBILITY: Faculty, researchers, independent scholars, and non-academics (including visual and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, playwrights, etc.) who are recognized leaders in their respective fields will be eligible to serve as Distinguished Fellows. This program will create a global community of diverse and innovative thinkers, which will play a role in expanding the CHC’s academic programming, as well as advance its reputation as the premier destination for groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in Cuban studies.
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Fellow will conduct in-depth research on a project of scholarly or artistic merit based on a particular area or areas of the Collection. In consultation with CHC staff and faculty, the Fellow will develop programming that engages with the university community of students and faculty, as well as the greater public, including but not limited to delivering public lectures, organizing panel discussions, and/or performances. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at the Cuban Heritage Collection.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence and exceptional capacity in their field. They must also clearly indicate how collection materials held at the CHC are relevant to the work they wish to develop while in residency.
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: This is a non tenure-track Faculty position that offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a research/programming stipend. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through November 2021 (sic). The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. The anticipated start date for this position is no earlier than June 1st and no later than August 15th, 2022 (sic). Applications should be submitted here and must include the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae, including name and contact information of three professional references
  • A 2-3 page cover letter outlining the scope of the proposed research project
  • Research plan: an annotated list of Cuban Heritage Collection materials including books periodicals, archives, and manuscripts to be consulted during the residency period. The list need not be exhaustive; however, applicants are encouraged to identify all potential resources using the CHC catalog, archival collection descriptions, Digital Collections and research guides.

University of Minnesota: Post-Doctoral Associate[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 12 October 2022
  • This position is for a postdoctoral researcher interested in the interface between music cognition, auditory perception, and computational modeling. The work involves relating perceptual and musical context effects, along with other measures involving spectro-temporal resolution, to computational modeling of the auditory system.
  • Duties include: Assist with design, planning and piloting of auditory perceptual experiments (15%); Recruit, schedule, and run participants in auditory experiments (30%); Create and analyze results from computational models of auditory processing (20%); Analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication (30%); Take part in meetings with supervisor as well as lab meetings (5%)
  • Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Science, or related field; PhD in Musicology, Psychology or related field
  • Preferred qualifications: Experience and publications in auditory computational modeling

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Anna Gatdula, University of Chicago 2023[]

  • Deadline: 17 April 2023
  • This position is located in the Music Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. This position will be a full time tenure-track position responsible for teaching a 2:2 course load for the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina. Clear promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship and/or equivalent creative artistic activity. Additionally, there are service expectations consistent with standard Assistant Professor workload.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: PhD in Music or related field of study; and completion of all requirements for the doctorate or other terminal degree and the degree’s conferral are required.
  • Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Teaching experience at the university level and promise of excellence in scholarship.
  • Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Posting Open Date: 04/03/2023
  • Application Deadline: 04/17/2023
  • Position Type: Permanent Faculty
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor
  • Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
  • Vacancy ID: FAC0004470
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time Permanent
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • 4/3 Inside/pre-determined hire if I ever saw one - no description, short deadline, only requires a CV, not advertised anywhere other than official HR site ...
  • https://music.uchicago.edu/news/music-department-students-graduates-and-alumni-receive-academic-appointments-fellowships-and

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Teaching Associate Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies FILLED: Joseph F Jordan, Howard University (PhD African Studies)[]

  • Deadline: 23 May 2023
  • The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a cultural studies specialist whose teaching expertise is in the area of African American & Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester that deal broadly with the artistic and cultural productions of communities of African descent in the US and Latin America. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose teaching interests focus on art, cultural politics, and diasporic communities across the Americas. This position is a three-year appointment at the rank of teaching associate professor with the possibility of reappointment.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Applicants should ideally have at least 6 years of related teaching experience.

University of North Carolina Wilmington: Lecturer - Music FILLED: Christopher Luebke-Brown, Univ of Colorado Boulder 2023 (DMA Trumpet)[]

  • Deadline: 03 July 2023
  • The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month Lecturer, beginning August 2023.
  • Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will teach lessons in an applied instrumental area and music courses in the University Studies curriculum that align with the needs of the department, which may include courses in music appreciation, rudiments of music, history of jazz and/or rock, African American music, and/or world music. The successful candidate will contribute to the program, school, and university through outreach, recruitment, and service; maintain a 4:4 teaching load; and work with faculty colleagues in other departmental activities including student advising, committee work, and community engagement.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master of Music degree required.
  • Experience teaching an applied studio (in an area of departmental need) with fluency in classical music.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Music
  • Primary applied area: trumpet or horn; experience in college-level teaching (applied and/or classroom)
  • Experience in recruiting and retaining students
  • Applied teaching experience in jazz and/or popular music
  • Experience teaching courses related to Africana Studies, World Music, Music Technology, and/or Music Education.
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 7/3/2023. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as Adobe PDF documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Combined Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  • Links to Digital Audio/Video Files – PDF containing links to audio or video recordings of recent solo and/or chamber ensemble performances, as well as representative video recordings (if available) of applied and/or classroom teaching. Classroom teaching videos showing direct engagement with students are preferred, but instructional videos will also be accepted.
  • List of 3 Professional References, including name, email address, and phone number of reference.
  • If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
  • Note that all requested components must be submitted in order to meet the application requirements.
  • For questions regarding the search, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Helena Spencer at spencerh@uncw.edu. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sydney Stone at stones@uncw.edu.)
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

University of South Florida: Assistant Professor of Instruction, Humanities & Cultural Studies FILLED: Angsumala Tamang, UCLA 2012[]

  • Deadline: 16 January 2023
  • The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) at the University of South Florida, Tampa campus seeks to fill a Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Earning, Permanent position for Assistant Professor of Instruction. Expected start date is August 7, 2023. This is a 9-month instructional position with a 4/4 load.
  • The Assistant Professor of Instruction will regularly teach HUM 1020: Introduction to Humanities, a course focused on contextualized, close-readings of a variety of expressive media such as film, digital media, visual art, music, and literature. For examples of syllabi, visit, https://usf.to/humanities-courses.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a humanistic field of study is REQUIRED. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by the appointment start date.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given for a candidate whose work is interdisciplinary and who is capable of teaching multiple forms of art, culture, and media in social and historical context. Preferred areas of specialization include black cultural studies, afro-latinx studies, sound studies, indigenous studies, eco-criticism, 19th-century colonialism, feminism, race, ethnicity, and social justice.
  • How To Apply: Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.
  • In addition to the online application, candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV with the names and contact information for three references, and a teaching statement. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 16, 2023. At a later stage, candidates may be asked for sample syllabi and a writing sample.
  • 2/8: Request for additional materials

University of Texas at Austin: Assistant Professor of Music Theory FILLED: Hon Ki Cheung, University of Minnesota 2022 (PhD Music Theory)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 17 January 2023
  • The Butler School of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music Theory with full probationary period, tenure track, as part of the Expanded Approaches to the Arts initiative at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. The initiative seeks scholars whose research engages with underrepresented archives and repertoires in the arts and whose methodological or theoretical approaches expand traditional geographic and/or temporal articulations of artistic canons and/or traditions. The Expanded Approaches initiative places high value on inter- and cross- disciplinary thinking, public humanities, and creative practice components of a scholar’s portfolio.
  • Potential research areas include, but are not limited to: Afrodiasporic musics; global histories of music theory; feminist, queer, and trans approaches to music analysis; popular music and media studies; analytical approaches to world music; and transcultural music theory.
  • Qualifications: PhD in Music Theory or relevant cognate discipline. Demonstrated strong record of or potential for research, as well as evidence of successful teaching at the college level. Research expertise and interest in an area of Music Theory that fits within the Expanded Approaches to the Arts Initiative, including but not limited to the potential research areas listed in the above position description. Research program that uses inter- and cross-disciplinary thinking, the public humanities, and/or creative practice. Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented communities and applying lessons learned from those experiences to research, teaching, and/or advising.
  • Review of applications begins January 17, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23
  • From theory wiki: 02/01 Request for additional materials (x2)
  • From theory wiki: 02/14 Request for a Zoom interview
  • From theory wiki: 02/23 Invitation to an on-campus interview
  • Filled: Hon Ki Cheung (Assistant Professor, Baldwin Wallace University), University of Minnesota PhD 2022

University of Toronto Scarborough: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Music and Culture (Jan 2023) FILLED: Tony Nam-Hai Leong, University of Toronto 2010 (PhD Music Education)[]

  • 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.

University of Tulsa: Post Doctoral Fellow-Honors College[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 23 June 2023
  • The University of Tulsa’s Honors College is seeking candidates who have a PhD in philosophy, literature, languages, history, classics, theology, political theory, art history, musicology, or other humanities discipline for a one year postdoctoral position as a fellow in the College. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research, as well as demonstrated knowledge of the classical liberal arts tradition, which makes up the core curriculum in the college.
  • The fellowships’ responsibilities include both research and teaching, with a 1:1 teaching load in the college. In addition to teaching, fellows will take on undergraduate mentoring responsibilities and are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life and programs of the college throughout the academic year. Fellows who excel in their role will be considered for a one year renewal of the fellowship. This fellowship comes with a competitive salary plus full TU employee benefits.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD in philosophy, literature, languages, history, classics, theology, political theory, art history, musicology, or other humanities discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research, as well as demonstrated knowledge of the classical liberal arts tradition, which makes up the core curriculum in the college.
  • Open Date: 06/16/2023
  • Application materials include: CV and cover letter, research statement, recent writing sample, and a list of references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to advance the mission of the College during their time in the fellowship.
  • Screening of applicants will begin on Friday June 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, you may contact Dean of the College, Jennifer Frey (jennifer-frey@utulsa.edu). The start date for the position is August 15, 2023.

Villanova University: Assistant Professor, Irish Language and Culture[]

  • Deadline: 21 October 2022
  • The Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Irish Studies invites applicants for a tenure track position in Irish Language and Cultural Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the fall semester 2023.
  • Candidates should be trained in Irish language pedagogy and have area expertise in a related Irish Studies discipline, either in humanities or social sciences, such as linguistics, anthropology, or musicology. Teaching responsibilities include basic and intermediate undergraduate Irish language courses and occasional courses in a related discipline. Some teaching-related administrative services are also expected.
  • The applicant must be committed to excellence in the teaching of communication in oral and written Irish.
  • Teaching duties include a 3/2 teaching load for the first three years. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3/2 teaching load is continued for another three years.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu. The online application should include a detailed letter of application indicating your interest in and suitability for the position, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, two short writing samples, two syllabi (if available), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All materials must be received by October 21, 2022. Questions about the position can be directed to the Center for Irish Studies Director, Dr. Joseph Lennon at joseph.lennon@villanova.edu.

Wilberforce University: Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, originally posted 03 May 2022, re-posted 08 November 2022
  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Wilberforce University, Ohio offers undergraduate degrees in Humanities (English, Mass Media Communications, and music) and Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Sociology, and Social Work). The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking multiple Assistant Professor tenure-track and adjunct positions: English, Mass Media Communications, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Rehabilitation Service, Sociology, Social Work
  • Faculty are expected to fulfill the mission and core values of the university with dedication, compliance with all university and academic area policies, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to the success of the students and the university. Broad responsibilities include teaching, research and grant writing, and service to the community. Demonstrate instructional proficiency teaching in various modalities (in-person, hybrid, virtual, or online). Preferred candidates that reside within a commutable distance (greater Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus area), but not limited.
  • Required Qualifications: Terminal Degree in the specific field of study Humanities (English, Mass Media Communications, and music) and Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Sociology, and Social Work) from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferred. Candidates with a Master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution with significant teaching experience and relevant professional work experience will also be considered. Evidence of successful teaching, full-time for at least two full years, including at least a year’s experience with teaching completely online, is required.
  • Submit a detailed CV (including contact information for three references), unofficial transcripts, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy to humanresources@wilberforce.edu and copy Emily Lewis at e_lewis@wilberforce.edu. Official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees and successful completion of a background check (including reference checks) will be required prior to the date of hire.

Wyoming Catholic College: Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2022
  • Wyoming Catholic College seeks to a hire a professor capable of teaching our music courses for non-majors in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching least one other subject in our integrated, pre-set curriculum. The professor is expected to grow to appreciate the wider curriculum of the College as a whole, and to work to integrate the particular courses he or she will teach with the various strands of the curriculum. The position is full-time.
  • The applicant should be capable of collaborating with our inter-disciplinary faculty to develop, teach, and mentor colleagues into teaching two music courses:
  • 1.) a freshman course that will be experiential and elementary in nature, providing a basic introduction to singing and solfège while introducing reflections about the nature of music along the lines suggested by classic authors of antiquity and their successors in the Catholic philosophical tradition, and
  • 2.) a second upper level course devoted to the study of the history of music in its essential dimensions, and to place in a larger historical, aesthetic, philosophical and theological context the works they will listen to and discuss. The hope is that students would come away not only with a basic chronological framework for great composers and their music but also a fundamental understanding of and ability to communicate how the content of this course can illuminate and be illuminated by other disciplines the students have already studied.
  • The applicant will preferably have a doctorate. Especially desired is a candidate who has benefited from a traditional liberal arts education that will enable him or her to teach music with a sympathetic awareness of the principles, methods, and Great Books of other disciplines. A mature understanding and appreciation of the spiritual and religious dimensions of great art will make the applicant more suitable to the overall educational mission of Wyoming Catholic College.
  • The applicant should understand and agree with the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Catalog. This understanding should be manifested in the letter of intent.
  • Interested applicants may wish to apply for the part-time position of Director of Sacred Music, also posted on our website. A candidate who would like to fulfill both positions, would either receive a 3-credit reduction of his or her teaching load, or be paid on an overload basis for the position.
  • Faculty at Wyoming Catholic College are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. At the beginning of each academic year, all Catholic faculty make a Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity, and non-Catholic faculty make a pledge to respect the teachings of the Catholic Church. Faculty are typically required to teach a course load of 12 hours per week, to direct one or more theses, and to assist in some administrative duties. Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. Salary and benefits are competitive.
  • A letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and three names of academic reference (letters will be requested at a later date) should be sent to the acting Academic Dean, Kyle Washut, Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or by email to kwashut@wyomingcatholic.edu. Applications preferred by November 1st.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2022-23

Yale University: Postdoctoral Associate, Pre-Modern Cultures and Civilizations FILLED: Kirie Stromberg, UCLA 2023 (PhD Archeology)[]

  • Deadline: Review begins 25 April 2023
  • Yale University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in ancient and pre-modern cultures and civilizations. This is a two-year position beginning in the academic year 2023-2024 and attached to Archaia: the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies.
  • For the 2023-2024 academic year, the ASW theme will be “Ancient Musical Thought,” led by Profs. Pauline Leven (Classics) and Mick Hunter (East Asian Languages & Literatures). Applicants who can contribute to that theme are encouraged to apply, as are others with innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches for a future workshop and core seminar. We especially welcome applicants working in areas beyond the Mediterranean world.
  • The postdoctoral associate is expected to take an active role in Archaia programming while pursuing research in their own area of expertise. Additionally, the associate’s duties include: (1) in the first year of the appointment, teaching one graduate seminar with the approval of relevant department(s) or program(s); (2) in the second year of the appointment, co-teaching the Archaia core seminar with a Yale faculty member and/or co-organizing the Archaia Study Tour; and (3) serving as a member of the Archaia Steering Committee. The postdoctoral associate will work under the supervision of the Archaia coordinators and will also be provided with at least one mentor from a field/department close to their area of training and expertise.
  • Requirements:
  • A Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Classics, East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, History of Art, or a related field.
  • The intellectual training and trajectory of the postdoctoral associate must show a commitment to cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural research in more than one of the areas, languages, and/or disciplines represented by Archaia.
  • The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a desire and ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and collections.
  • We especially encourage applications from scholars underrepresented in the study of antiquity.
  • Applicants and referees should upload documentation via Interfolio:
  • Applicants must supply (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement (1000 words max.) detailing the work that the associate wishes to pursue at Yale, (4) a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness and syllabi for courses taught or planned), (5) three letters of recommendation addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Noel Lenski.
  • Review of applications will begin April 25th.
  • For any questions please contact Prof. Noel Lenski (noel.lenski@yale.edu) and Keith Geriak (keith.geriak@yale.edu), Archaia Program administrator.
  • 5/29 - any movement here?
  • 5/30 - rejection received, a candidate was chosen.

York College (CUNY): Lecturer in Music[]

  • Deadline: 11 January 2023
  • The Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College / CUNY invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Music to begin August 2023. Duties include (but may not be limited to) teaching introduction to music history, popular music history, and/or music production, in addition to departmental service related to instruction. This position entails a 24-hour yearly workload, with teaching assignments to include fall and spring semesters.
  • Duties Include:
  • Teach courses in introductory music history, popular music history, and/or music production
  • Oversee music production spaces and equipment
  • Advise music majors and minors
  • Recruit students for music program
  • Develop curriculum
  • Provide service to the department, university, community, and field
  • Attend trainings such as new faculty orientation and Title IX
  • Teach face-to-face and online courses
  • Teach daytime, evening, and/or weekend courses
  • Other duties as assigned
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.A., M.F.A., or M.M. in music production or related field
  • Five (5) or more years teaching experience at the college level
  • The position is hybrid and requires some on-site work and is subject to change. The salary range for this appointment is $61,133 - $83,764
  • Candidates for faculty positions should minimally provide a Curriculum Vitae/Resume, a statement of scholarly interests and a summary of teaching philosophy.
  • CLOSING DATE: The posting will close on January 11, 2023.

Part-time / Adjunct Positions[]

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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.


  • 2/13: As folks go through the process of applying and interviewing for jobs, please just keep in mind that, unfortunately, not every search is run in a way that is professional or ethical. Please try to protect yourself and your mental/physical wellbeing, and do not assume that everyone you interact with on a search committee will treat you with the respect you deserve. If someone behaves in a way that is unethical, crosses boundaries, or otherwise breaks reasonable protocol, it is probably an indication that this is a department where you would not want to work. - Smoosh79
  • 2/15 To build on Swoosh’s important statement, it is worth mentioning that we here tracking this page are, for all our various (unfortunate) reasons, tangled up in an extremeley mediocre scene. To my brothers and sisters- the FAILURES- know your failure is your saving grace! Never forget that academia is the bastion of petty, bureaucratic, reactionary, and mediocre minds! And don't let the exceptions delude you- close inspection reveals their shortcomings too! Not to mention our own, but that's a different story. Most of all- never let the fawning or the jargon or the DEI take you for a ride! Hold it as an article of faith that the individuals on these committees aren’t just passive, preoccupied, and incompetent. They are all those things of course, but more: they really do get off on cutting you down! The whole career builds towards that! Whether they admit this to themselves (of course not) is never your concern- let this knowledge by your armor! Know your enemies and you won't fall into the masochistic abyss. When they hit you, never call it a kiss! Ultimately the simplest adage is the best, for it sticks whichever way the thing shakes out: even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat! Stay strong failures!
  • 05/01 Shout-out to all the people who got their PhD before 2020 and so are no longer worthy of a job. We shouldn't have been silly enough to not get jobs right away. Now our degrees are worthless to hiring committess. Oh well!
    • 6/16 It's funny the way that the further out one gets from their degree the more unemployable they become. I finished my Ph.D. in 2008 and interest in my applications started dropping off in 2010. My first year on the market I only applied to nine jobs but received six interviews. The second year, I applied for 15 and received three interviews. After that I started applying for any job that I was even remotely qualified for and received an interview or two every couple of years, with the last three or so years yielding nothing. The frustrating thing is that I had accomplished nothing when I first graduated. I had a few performances and one article published (I'm in comp/theory). I've built a pretty substantial CV in the past 15 years, and have taught a bunch of courses at a broad range of institutions, from the Ivies to community colleges, but none of my accomplishments seem to matter to search committees. They tend to prefer candidates that were like me when I finished; inexperienced, have accomplished very little, but show "promise," whatever that may be.

Changes Move to Discord for 2023-24[]

  • To all users of the musicology/ethnomusicology/music theory/composition wikis:
  • Starting with the 2023-2024 hiring season, we are strongly considering consolidating the two wikis into a general "Music Studies" job wiki and moving to Discord as a new platform, as this one is less than ideal and gets increasingly clunky to use every year. An anonymous user of the wikis has kindly offered to set up a Discord server, and I will be setting things up and troubleshooting over the next couple weeks before launching next year's page. Comments welcome (in case anyone feels strongly that we should keep things as-is, speak now!), and if you would be interested in taking a look at the new setup to offer suggestions before we launch it, plesae email me at 5120janon@gmail.com. If there is anyone who would also like to volunteer as a co-moderator, please let me know. Moderators should NOT be on the job market for next year, in order to avoid any conflict of interest. -5120j
  • 6/5 Please see further discussion on theory wiki.
  • Update 6/7 The wiki will stay at fandom.com for 2023-24 but will be merged with music theory/composition into a general "music studies" wiki. See the discussion on the theory wiki for more details as to the rationale. The core of the wiki will remain tenure-track and full-time non-tenure-track jobs in the US and Canada in: musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music composition, and music technology. Here are some tangential items that I currently post that I could jettison if they're not of enough interest to make it worth my time. If you would like the following items to continue to be posted, please add a vote next to the item (x1, x2, etc).
  • Part-time/adjunct positions in the above fields: (x2)
  • Music technology jobs that lean more towards "commercial music" than composition:
  • Full-time music teaching jobs at community colleges: (x3)
  • Full-time applied music jobs that include teaching a secondary area relevant to this page:
  • Jobs outside North America from Anglophone countries (UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa): (x4)
  • Jobs outside North America from non-Anglophone countries, if the ad is posted in English (most often Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, etc): (x4)
  • "Other positions of interest" (aka "alt-ac") jobs: (x3)
  • And if there's anything NOT currently posted that you would find useful, I am always happy to consider new areas:
    • (6/14) Would you be willing to list the part-time/adjunct positions by deadline next year? Thanks for all you do!
    • (6/15) *Just a strong vote that outside of North America (both categories) stays! I only found out about my current job outside of North America because I found it on this wiki, otherwise I would not have even realized I could apply in that case in English (I am a USA PhD).

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