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Jobs for 2021[edit | edit source]

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2021" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2020-2021 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2021-2022 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2021 and April 2022, 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[edit | edit source]

  • For 2020-21, we are going back to combining all tenure-track jobs together, since the number of "pure" ethnomusicology or "pure" musicology jobs continues to dwindle. If anyone wants to argue for splitting them like it was last year, please state your case now (preferably in General Discussion) since it'll be way harder to reorganize once there are more jobs up.

California State University, Fullerton: Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor, African American Performance Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2020
  • The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for the combined position of Post-Doctoral Fellow and tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Performance Studies with a focus on music. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021 with a one-year post-doctoral fellowship as ACLS Visiting Faculty and will continue in Fall 2022 with the tenure-track position. The first year of the tenure track appointment will carry the title ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor.
  • As the ACLS Visiting Professor and ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor, the faculty member will receive additional support for research and travel, reduced teaching and service requirements, and the opportunity to work with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows program hosted by the College.
  • The appointed faculty member will be responsible for teaching performance, music appreciation, and other interdisciplinary courses to undergraduate majors; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant’s strengths and African American Studies’ Department needs; engaging in scholarly/creative activities leading to national visibility and contributing to a university vision on internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration; advising African American Studies’ Department majors; and providing appropriate university service.
  • The successful candidate will be conversant with multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches to understanding African American performance and music in the United States and should be able to teach a broad range of courses, including introductory surveys of race and ethnicity in America, Intro to African American Studies, and upper division classes in her/his/their area of specialty. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, research, peer-reviewed publication, and participation in the broader disciplinary community.
  • The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of a creative, energetic faculty building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate will be eager to join with colleagues in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways enabling students to acquire a transformative education on the way to a college degree.
  • CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include African American Music Appreciation, Blacks in Performing Arts, and Black Representations in Film. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies or a related field. ABDs must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date
  • Specialization in African American Music and/or Performance Theory
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in topics related to a broad historical view of African American cultural theory and social relations
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
  • A strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including first generation college students
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Familiarity with other performance subdisciplines (i.e. Theater, Film, and Dance).
  • Application: A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit and select Job# 497711. Applicants will need to provide the following required materials:
1. Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
4. Research statement
5. Teaching statement
6. Reprints and preprints of publications and presentations (submit as a single pdf)
7. Representative course syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries (submit as a single pdf)
8. Diversity statement: This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
9. A list of three references with relevant contact information. On the References page of the online application, enter contact information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. Should you advance to the finalist stage, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
  • Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Natalie Graham at or call 657-278-2791
  • To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2020.
  • Additional Information: Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Davidson College: Assistant Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 October 2020
  • Davidson College invites applications for a regular appointment in Music, with an initial two-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2021. This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with benefits.
  • We seek a specialist in African diasporic musics who has the ability to teach courses such as but not limited to, jazz history & theory, hip hop theory and practice, musical ethnography, improvisation, and transcription. The ability to direct student performances related to their area of expertise is highly desirable.
  • Qualifications: A completed doctorate in ethnomusicology, musicology, or a related field is expected, although ABDs will be considered; previous teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Application: The deadline for applications is October 18, 2020. Because of the pandemic situation, virtual interviews will replace in-person campus visits, and we anticipate scheduling interviews with finalists for the third week of November; these interviews will request presentations that demonstrate the finalists’ teaching and research abilities.
  • Send a cover letter, a statement on teaching philosophy, a statement about how their work would contribute to Davidson College’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a C.V., a writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, article, etc.), and contact information for 3 references to The system will automate an email to your references to upload a confidential letter of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Neil Lerner, Chair, Department of Music,

Emory University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2020
  • The Department of Music at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) seeks candidates for a tenure-track professorship in ethnomusicology. Candidates should be at the advanced assistant or associate professor level; distinguished candidates at the full professor level will also be considered.
  • We seek an innovative program builder who will partner with faculty across the university to create new opportunities for our students, drawing on existing campus resources while also extending the scope of our engagements regionally, nationally, and internationally. The successful candidate will be committed to and experienced in promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity and inclusion. While we are open to various methodological approaches, an applicant with experience teaching ethnographic methods would be particularly welcomed. Area of research specialization is likewise open, but we are especially interested in candidates who will add to and complement the work of current faculty, and whose work engages one or more of the following: critical race theory, disability studies, indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, sound studies, performance studies, critical voice studies, and migration studies.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester consisting of advanced topics courses in ethnomusicology directed toward upper-level undergraduates in Music and introductory surveys aimed at the general undergraduate population, as well as supervising and mentoring undergraduate researchers.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in music or music studies by the date of the offer letter.
  • Required materials: Letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement describing your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds. Please do not send samples of your work at this time.
  • Please apply via Interfolio at

Florida State University: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Musicology)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2020
  • Job ID: 47804
  • The Musicology area seeks a colleague to teach courses across undergraduate, graduate, and honors offerings and from the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as to join current faculty in imagining and implementing new approaches to the discipline and emerging fields of study.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to breaking down the traditional historical-ethnomusicological divide and add positively to an environment that values collegiality, interdisciplinarity, and hands-on music-making. Our new colleague will participate in the recruitment and comprehensive mentorship of graduate students, contribute to rethinking and enacting what Musicology will be in the twenty-first century, establish a national presence as a scholar prior to tenure, and provide support to their disciplines and communities at all levels.
  • Qualifications: Completed doctorate or highest degree appropriate in Musicology or music-related field at time of appointment. Evidence of teaching/mentoring experience. Outstanding scholarly potential. Demonstrated commitment to boundary-crossing thinking inside and outside the classroom. Dedication to innovative, creative, forward-facing research in any area of specialty.
  • Contact Info: For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Emilie O’Connor at (850) 644-0415. For all other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at or (850) 644-4361.
  • How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
  • Applicants must complete the online application with all applicable information, including their work history up to ten years and full educational details. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references (mailing address, phone, e-mail). PDF files are preferred.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assistant Professor of Music History or Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 December 2020
  • The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music History or Ethnomusicology.
  • We are seeking a gifted scholar and educator who can enhance the general education and music major course offerings in Popular and/or Global musical traditions at the Glenn Korff School of Music and who displays proficiency with diverse musical traditions, (e.g., African American, Latinx, or Indigenous musics). Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed research and publications, and professional and university service. Applicants must also be conversant with emerging musicological research and teaching methods and effectively use current pedagogical technologies.
  • Duties and responsibilities:
  • TEACHING: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate western art music history survey courses, graduate music history seminars, general education music classes, and other academic music classes according to the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the School. Serve on graduate supervisory committees and advise graduate theses in musicology/ethnomusicology.
  • RESEARCH/CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Contribute regularly to the national and international conversations in musicology and/or ethnomusicology. Foster an active research agenda through peer reviewed presentations and publications.
  • SERVICE: Serve on faculty committees for the department, college, and university; provide service/leadership in appropriate professional organizations in musicology and/or ethnomusicology.
  • OTHER: Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. Conduct all duties in a collegial, ethical, and supportive fashion.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology or Ethnomusicology completed by the first day of employment, i.e., Monday, August 16, 2021. An established and active research agenda. Collegiate teaching experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and Research expertise in one or more of the following: Music of the African Diaspora, Popular music (especially Rap/Hip Hop), Latinx music, Latin-American music, or Music of Indigenous Peoples. Interdisciplinary experience in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Performance Studies, Gender Studies, or Sound and Visual Studies also desirable. Secondary research and teaching experience in the European concert tradition also desirable. Experience teaching bibliography and/or research methods courses desirable as is interest in or experience with online instruction. Experience in the mentoring and advising of first-generation students and a diverse student body.
  • Click “Apply for this job,” complete the information form, and attach the following documents:
  • letter of interest addressing qualifications specific to this job description
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of three references
  • Semifinalists will be invited to upload digital video recordings of teaching demonstrations and rehearsals to a secure website for review by the search committee. (Finalists will be invited to campus for interviews and teaching demonstrations in Spring 2021 pending COVID restrictions.)
  • The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music believe that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates.
  • For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Shelby Foged,
  • Requisition Number: F_200128
  • Posting Open Date: 10/21/2020
  • Application Review Date (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date): 12/15/2020

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

Cornell University: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music, 2021-2023[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021
  • With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Music invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2021. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $55,000/year.
  • The Department of Music invites applications from scholars working on music and Blackness across Africa and the African Diaspora. While the specific area of specialization is open, we are interested in work that challenges geographic and disciplinary boundaries and that explicitly engages critical race theory and Black studies in innovative ways, through any combination of historical, ethnographic, and analytical methods. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year during their appointment. We expect the Fellow will be able to offer undergraduate music courses and interdisciplinary graduate seminars on Blackness and anti-Blackness in the African diaspora and/or in the specific context of African American experience. The Fellow will participate equally in the Department of Music and the Society for the Humanities’ cohort and will be expected to participate in Department and Society events. Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an advanced, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived as seminars and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2015 and no later than June 30, 2021. 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 Procedures: The following application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online position #16887 by January 15, 2021.
  • Cover page (will be generated via your AJO account): (a) Full name and home institution; (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D.; (c) Research interest(s); (d) Referees’ names and emails
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Detailed statement of research interests (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  • Course proposal with sample syllabus for introductory, 2000-level course
  • Course proposal with sample syllabus for upper, 4000-level course
  • One writing sample (30-page limit)
  • Letter of degree conferral (only for applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by January 15, 2021)
  • Three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to upload their letters directly through the link provided by Academic Jobs Online. Letters must be received on or before January 15, 2021.
  • For further information: Email:

Duke University: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2020
  • Duke University seeks a candidate for a one-year teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology, beginning 1 July 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. While the specific area of specialization is open, candidates should be versatile in music and cultural anthropology. Preference will be given to those whose work is sound focused and addresses structural inequities through emphases on antiracism, intersectional relations, social and environmental justice, migration, or the politics of pleasure. Concentrations might include but are not limited to such knowledge formations as anthropology of sound, ethnomusicology, or performance studies. Multimodal and experimental ethnographic work is encouraged. We look forward to supporting a scholar who works with sound in unexpected ways.
  • The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per year, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department and of ethnomusicology on the campus. The Fellow will be located in the Department of Music or Cultural Anthropology. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date and have been received within the past five years. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $55,000 per year.
  • Candidates submitting materials by December 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. Please provide a cover letter, cv, research statement, work sample (an article or a chapter; and an optional recording), two undergraduate syllabi, and contact information for three referees.
  • Application Materials Required: To complete your application, submit the items below through Academic Jobs Online using this address:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Work Sample (one article or chapter; one recording is optional)
  • Two undergraduate syllabi
  • Contact information for 3 referees
  • Further Info: Pat Bodager, Department of Cultural Anthropology.

North Carolina State University: Teaching Assistant Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2020
  • The Department of Music at North Carolina State University invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate course offerings supporting a music minor, the general student population, and the development of a new undergraduate curriculum in music technology in collaboration with the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Additionally, the department seeks a colleague that will join current faculty in imagining and implementing new approaches to the discipline and emerging fields of study. Candidates who demonstrate an ability to design and implement coursework around the intersections of music and technology from an historical and contemporary perspective are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring of students. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Expected start date is Fall 2021.
  • Minimum Education/Experience: PhD or DMA in Ethnomusicology, Musicology or other related disciplines or Master’s degree and equivalent professional experience. ABD will be considered.
  • Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Three to five years teaching experience at the university level. PhD or DMA in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or other related discipline. Demonstrate outstanding scholarly potential
  • In addition to your application, please submit the following:
  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Names and contact information (address, email, phone) for at least four academic/professional references
  • Combined Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests
  • Job Open Date: 09/24/2020
  • Anticipated Closing Date: 11/15/2020
  • Proposed Hire Date: 07/01/2021

U.S. Air Force Academy: Assistant Professor of Fine Arts[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2020
  • Open & closing dates: 06/17/2020 to 10/01/2020
  • Service: Excepted
  • Pay scale & grade: AD 22
  • Salary: $76,106 to $76,106 per year
  • Appointment type: Permanent
  • Major Duties of the Position: The Department of English and Fine Arts at The United States Air Force Academy invites applications for a teaching position in our small, yet vibrant Fine Arts (Music & Creative Arts) program beginning June 2021. Applicants must hold a terminal degree in one of two categories: 1) Musicology (music appreciation/history); or 2) Creative/Applied Arts with expertise in interactive media, and/or integrated media, with a strong background in digital technology. We are especially interested in candidates whose work is inherently interdisciplinary and fosters collaboration among the arts through digital practices and pedagogy. The most successful candidates will possess requisite expertise and experience to teach in their credentialed field and humanities courses. USAFA's interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Humanities offerings may include, but are not limited to the following potential courses: Studio Art, Photography, Music & Culture, Music Appreciation, Music History, Multi-Media & Computer Art, Film Making, Fine Art Videography, and the study of other fine arts supporting the humanities.
  • Conditions of Employment: U.S. Citizenship is required. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines). The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual's qualifications and experience. You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period. PCS expenses if authorized will be paid. IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in either Musicology or Creative Arts and/or a related field. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Cover letters should consider the role of the fine arts within the framework of a liberal education geared to the formation of ethically-minded officer candidates.
  • ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES: A terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in either Musicology or Creative Arts and/or a related field.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching. Of special interest are candidates who can contribute to further developing the department's Fine Arts program with innovative approaches and/or 21st century technology. Applicants should submit evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as three letters of recommendation.
  • The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Letter of application (cover letter)
Curriculum vitae (resume)
Statement of U.S. citizenship: A statement indicating your country of citizenship (i.e. "I am a citizen of _ .") is required to be included on your cover letter or curriculum vitae
Veterans' preference documents, if applicable (i.e. DD-214 or Proof of Service letter (if active duty military), SF-15, Veterans Affairs letter for federal employment)
  • It is highly desired that your cover letter and/or curriculum vitae address the following areas, as appropriate:
Teaching Accomplishments: Include teaching experience and teaching awards.
Professional Accomplishments: Include research, consultations, publications, and awards.
Service Accomplishments: Include memberships, leadership roles, nature of service and contribution in collegial and/or professional organizations, societies, etc.
Diversity Statement: Include teaching, life experience and/or research interests that contribute to a climate that values and promotes diversity in all its forms.
  • The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/01/2020.
  • (7/21/20) Not sure why this is included in Tenure-Track jobs. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education listing, this is a non-tenure-track position working on 3-year renewable contracts.
  • 7/23 Thanks! All I saw on the USAJOBS ad (which, admittedly, I did not read word-for-word) was "Appointment type: Permanent." Moving to non-tenure-track. - 5120j
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 10/21 This was one of the most complex applications I've done as they wanted so much in the cover letter and/or accompanying documents.  Did I read correctly that the application goes through the USA Jobs site and if everything is in order, goes on to the AFA?  My portal still reads "submitted for processing."  Is that what others applicants are seeing?
  • 10/21 Mine is ever so slightly different: "Received" for processing. No clue if that distinction is significant in any way. I've applied for a couple other USA gov jobs before (NEH, NEA) and the application portal and bevy of required info is identical.
  • 10/21 -- Mine also says "received for processing." 
  • 10/22 -- Application referred to hiring manager. No clue what this means.
  • 10/22 -- Ditto. They have a FAQ on the USAJobs page explaining each application status: Referred reads, "Your application is among the best qualified and is referred to the next step in the selection process." So I'm assuming something akin to a semi finalist group
  • 10/22 -- Mine too, just saw the 'referred to next step' notice. My understanding is that the initial review is just to weed out candidates who don't meet the basic requested qualifications or who did not follow the instructions (eg one does not get forwarded if one failed to write "I am an American citizen," and so forth). Those who meet the requirements and who followed the instructions correctly are forwarded to the next step which, if I recall, is a hiring committee at the AFA. Now the real weeding begins. I'd love to know how many of us applied for this post.

University of Maryland Baltimore County: Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity in the Arts, 2021-2023[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 02 October 2020
  • The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the inaugural cohort of the UMBC Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity in the Arts. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, scholarly environment that encourages outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising creative practitioners and scholars who are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in the academy and to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
  • UMBC will appoint Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2021. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $50,000 per year, health benefits, and $5,500 for professional travel, preparation of creative or scholarly work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space and library and other privileges at the University. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research and/or creative practice fellows teach one course a year in the host department (Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts).
  • Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of artistic and/or scholarly promise or accomplishment and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their terminal degree (MFA, DFA, PhD or other appropriate terminal degree) when the term of appointment commences. Individuals awarded a terminal degree from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (excluding adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.
  • Fields: Applications for artistic and/or scholarly work in any arts field represented at UMBC are welcome. Applicants may specify up to two fields of interest (Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts) if they wish to be considered by more than one department.
  • Stipend: $50,000 per year.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who hold a terminal degree (received no later than July 2021) are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials to Interfolio by October 2, 2020. A complete submission will consist of:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Proposed Creative and/or Scholarly Project for the two-year fellowship period (2-3 Pages)
  • A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
  • Portfolio or writing sample (which may include samples of creative/artistic work) [Or please provide links to documentation and/or digital files illustrative of your creative work history and/or scholarly research. A portfolio is appropriate for applicants focusing on creative practice, while writing samples are appropriate for applicants focusing on scholarly research].
  • List primary, and, if applicable, secondary fields of interest
  • Review and Selection: Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Finalists will be contacted in early November to schedule on-campus interviews. Awardees will be notified by early February 2021.
  • Contact Information: For application submission questions, please visit
  • General questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Autumn Reed, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 410-455-1099/

University of North Carolina: Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2020
  • The Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actively seeking applicants for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD).
  • As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. Its stipend is $50,000, with $2,000 for research per year (including travel). This program is funded by the State of North Carolina. Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.
  • The online application is due November 15, 2020. It includes a cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor for Research, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (1-3 pages), a contribution to diversity statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages), writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters), and two references for letters of recommendation.
  • Further information is available online:
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/5

Faculty positions outside North America[edit | edit source]

  • Non US/Canada job ads are only posted if advertised in English.

Chinese University of Hong Kong: Research Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 July 2020
  • Starts January 2021
  • The Department of Music of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology.
  • Applicants should have: (i) a PhD degree in a relevant field; (ii) a primary research area in historical musicology (preferably 18th – 20th century) with a secondary specialty in music education or pedagogy; (iii) a record of outstanding publications and successful grant applications, or clear potential thereof.
  • The appointee is expected to strengthen and complement the Department’s research activities and to actively apply for external competitive grants. Duties include (a) conducting top-tier independent and joint research; (b) teaching one course per semester at undergraduate/postgraduate level; (c) supervising students’ projects and theses; and (d) assisting in administrative duties.
  • Applicants should submit an online application via the CUHK e-Recruitment platform and upload a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, copies of up to five recent publications, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for providing references.
  • Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing January 2021, renewable subject to performance and mutual agreement.
  • Closing date: July 31, 2020

Johannes Kepler University Linz: University Assistant (postdoc), Institute of Computational Perception[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 23 September 2020
  • We currently have a job opening starting November 2, 2020, for a University Assistant (must hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. degree) for a full-time, six-year position at the Institute of Computational Perception
  • Job Reference Number: 4293
  • Job Duties:
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research in the fields of AI & Music, musical informatics, computational musicology
  • Publish academic findings in international journals and present at conferences
  • Actively take part in acquiring funding for and managing externally funded projects
  • Independently teach university-level classes on the topics related to the institute’s research focus, specifically: musical informatics, machine learning & music, computational musicology
  • Supervise students (e.g. in projects and theses)
  • Contribute to the institute’s administration
  • Your Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. degree in computer science or related fields, preferably with a Ph.D. thesis related to AI & music, computational musicology, music performance research
  • Extensive research experience in the fields of deep learning and computational music research, with pertinent publications
  • Knowledge of music theory
  • Extensive experience working with software frameworks for deep neural networks and deep learning
  • Preferably, teaching experience in the above-mentioned fields
  • Strong language skills in German and English (both oral and written, level C2)
  • In addition to the standard documentation, applicants are requested to submit a 2 to 3 page research statement outlining mid to long-term research plans as well as potential contributions to the institute’s research agenda (see
  • What We Offer:
  • On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 3,889.50 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)
  • Stable employer offering attractive continual educational opportunities
  • Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure and a dynamic research environment
  • Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria)
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2020.
  • How to Apply: Prospective applicants interested in the multifaceted position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria together with the requested documentation via our online portal or to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Human Resource Management, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz. Please include “Job Reference Number 4293“ in your application.
  • If you have questions, please contact: Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Gerhard Widmer, P +43 732 2468 4701, E-mail:

Liverpool Hope University: Lecturer in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 12 October 2020
  • Starts December 2020
  • The School of Creative and Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope University is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Music, who will undertake teaching on the undergraduate BA and Major programmes in Music, as well as contributing to the MA Music and future PGR provisions. Candidates should have HE teaching experience in Musicology, Music Analysis and Theory. We desire an ability to be able to teach across the genres from Classical, Jazz through to other Popular Music styles. The ideal candidate would address Musicology enquiry from the perspectives of Music Performance or Music Composition and be able to contribute to the supervision of undergraduate (and where appropriate postgraduate taught) dissertations or other such research projects.
  • The University is rapidly developing its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future. All new academic staff appointed to the University as lecturers or senior lecturers must either already be research active at REF 3* or above or have the proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for the next REF. The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing this strong research profile.
  • The post of Lecturer is permanent subject to the normal probationary period of twelve months.
  • SALARY RANGE: £33,797-£40,322 per annum (Grade 7)

National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Musicology: Faculty, Open Rank[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 August 2020
  • Starts Feb or Aug 2021
  • The Graduate Institute of Musicology at National Taiwan University announces a faculty position of open rank to begin on 1 February 2021 or 1 August 2021, open to candidates working in any areas of musical scholarship. Applications from those who can add to the diversity of research specializations covered by the institute’s current faculty are especially encouraged.
  • We seek an energetic colleague who demonstrates outstanding research achievement or potential, is a devoted teacher, is committed to an inclusive vision of musicology and thus to fostering dialogues with fellow scholars across disciplinary and geographical boundaries, and regards social engagement as a significant facet of academic research.
  • Ability in Chinese is preferred but not required for this position.
  • Expected starting date: 1 February 2021 or 1 August 2021.
  • Responsibilities: teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses (in English and/or Chinese), thesis advising, and administrative service
  • Application items to be submitted in electronic form:
1) cover letter
2) curriculum vitae
3) two articles or one monograph, representative of your best scholarship (these must have been published not earlier than February 2016; an unpublished doctoral dissertation completed not earlier than February 2016 may count as a monograph)
4) further supplementary publications (at least one and no more than three; these must have been published not earlier than February 2014)
5) one to two sample syllabi of prospective courses to be offered at National Taiwan University
6) three letters of reference, to be submitted by the recommenders in electronic form directly to and; the e-mail message by which a letter is sent should include in its subject header “Reference Letter for Faculty Application, Graduate Institute of Musicology” and the names of the candidate and recommender
7) completed application form (downloadable from the website of the Graduate Institute of Musicology:
8) PhD diploma (or evidence of the expected completion date of the doctoral degree)
9) official transcript of doctoral studies
10) evidence of current and previous work experience, if any
11) Academic Teaching Rank Accreditation Certificate of the Taiwan Ministry of Education (applies only to candidates who have received this document)
  • Application deadline: 31 August 2020 (indicated by date of sent e-mail; all applications will receive acknowledgments of receipt)
  • E-mail addresses to which to submit application materials: please submit application materials in a single e-mail to (National Taiwan University, College of Liberal Arts), (Graduate Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University), and (Professor Fumitaka YAMAUCHI, Director, Graduate Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University); include as the subject header of the e-mail “Application for Faculty Opening, Graduate Institute of Musicology)” and your name.
  • Inquiries: Sophie Tseng, tel.+886-2-3366-4699, e-mail
  • Institute website:
  • Posted to AMS-L 3/26/20

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2020
  • Please see the above weblink (via for full job description and application information
  • The Department of Music invites applications for a 100% permanent position of Assistant/Associate Professor in musicology/music history. We seek a person with significant research experience who can help to strengthen and develop the study programme's teaching and research activities as well as contribute to an increase in externally financed research. The appointed candidate will contribute to a range of important strategic goals for both the Musicology programme in specific, and the Department as a whole. These goals include: increased programme, pedagogical, and research cooperation between and across the programmes of the Department, and strengthening and broadening the pedagogical, subject, and research activities. This includes contributions to the Department's national cultural mission (samfunnsoppdrag) of providing students with a diverse musicology- and research-based educational foundation (from the B.A. to Ph.D. levels) as preparation for a range of music- and culture-related, private- and public-sector professional careers. In addition, the appointed candidate is expected to contribute to strengthening the department's efforts to internationalize staff research activities and professional networks, and to strengthen our role in both national and Nordic cooperation in research training.
  • Duties of the position: Teaching and advisement within historical musicology at the bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. levels; contribution to establishing new research perspectives within historical musicology and developing externally financed research projects; Professional responsibility for teaching and research together with the other academic members of staff; contribution the programme's research and development activities based on the appointed candidate's own competence profile; administrative tasks. In addition, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position will be able to teach other generalized curriculum subjects (e.g., theories and methods in musicology) beyond their research specialization area, to contribute to the obligatory music-history course sequence of the Department of Music (which serves both the BA musicology and performance programmes), and to teach the Norwegian-language writing and research training seminars within the masters thesis course. Teaching and supervision are primarily done in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. However, teaching in English is also an option (with exemption of the Master seminar; see above).
  • Required selection criteria: The applicant must have: a doctoral degree, or equivalent academic competence, in musicology (or an equivalent); educational and research experience within areas connected to historical musicology, and basic pedagogical competence and strong presentation skills; an active and growing record of scholarly achievement through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and related professional work; documented comprehensive professional qualifications at an international level. Particular emphasis will be placed on the applicant's education and previous practice, pedagogical activities, research publications, experiences with student supervision at several academic levels including research supervision and professional development work. The successful candidate for this position will have high fluency in written Norwegian (preferred) or another Scandinavian language (Swedish or Danish). This requirement reflects both Musicology's student demographic and this position's responsibilities for writing and research training seminars within the MA thesis course. Language skills must be documented.
  • Preferred selection criteria. When assessing the applicants, there will be a special interest in candidates who can demonstrate: historical-musicology expertise in twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century repertories and practices related to the Western art-music tradition, as broadly defined (including, for example, electronic and computer music, and music for opera, theatre, film, etc., as well as intersections of these art-music traditions with popular culture and popular music); expertise in Norwegian and/or Scandinavia music of the twentieth- and/or twenty-first-centuries (including work that might contribute to the Norwegian Musical Heritage Project; see; and/or teaching and research experience and interests based on interdisciplinary perspectives (as broadly understood, including – but not limited to – those based on critical theory, theories of culture, gender studies, etc.).
  • The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis of the assessment must be in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian/Swedish/Danish).
  • The application must include:
  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • A list of your research work and information about where it has been published
  • Name and address of three potential referees
  • A research plan
  • Details of teaching qualifications as documented in a teaching portfolio (see "Guidelines for Applicants: Documentation of Teaching Qualifications in Applications and Appointments to Academic Positions at NTNU")
  • Scholarly publications shall NOT be attached to the application. After the application deadline, a sorting committee will evaluate the application pool. The best qualified candidates will be recommend for further evaluation by an international expert committee. All applicants will be notified if they are nominated or not. Nominated applicants will be invited to submit up to 5 publications for evaluation by the expert committee. It is possible to submit extracts from larger scholarly publications as well as unpublished work. Co-written work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. The evaluation of these skills will be based on documented pedagogical materials, the quality and diversity of the scholarly work, teaching experience, doctoral and master's supervision, as well as pedagogical backgrounds of other kinds. Both quality and breadth will be considered.
  • The best candidates will be invited to an interview and to give a lecture to demonstrate teaching skills.
  • Applicants unfamiliar with the appointment system in Norway are advised that the assessment of applicants is based upon submitted academic work, published or unpublished, and that those who submit no such work will not be found qualified for the position.
  • See the above weblink for application information and greater detail. Questions about the position can be directed to: Head of Department, Nora Bilalovic Kulset, email:, or to Head of Programme, Musicology, John Howland, email: Queries about the application process should be directed to HR-adviser Hege Tverå Nilsson, email

Osnabrück University: Research Assistant, Postdoc[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 August 2020
  • The Institute for Musicology and Music Pedagogy at the Osnabrück University, Dept. of Systematic Musicology, Music and Media Technology Group is looking for a Research Assistant, Postdoc (m/f/d) (salary grade 13 TV-L, 100%)
  • The position is limited to three years, an extension up to six years is possible. Earliest start date is October 2020.
  • In a project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the influence of new technologies (including artificial intelligence) on music production and reception as well as on the perception of music / auditory cognition will be the focus of interest. In this context, the role of virtual acoustic environments will also be considered. Further information about the working group can be found at
  • Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Master's degree in musicology, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering or a related subject. Completed PhD in a field relevant to the project. Profound knowledge in the field of empirical research methods
  • We offer you: Research stays with cooperation partners in the USA, Canada and France. Various interdisciplinary networking opportunities both with international cooperation partners and with the partners of the profile lines at the University of Osnabrück (psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, medicine, etc.). Support in the compatibility of work and family. Flexible working time models. Comprehensive training programs
  • The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis. Osnabrück University is a certified family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives. Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments. If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.
  • Please submit your application with the usual supporting documentation (in electronic form in a pdf-document) to Prof. Dr. Michael Oehler ( to arrive by August 20, 2020. We look forward to receiving your application.
  • For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Oehler, E-Mail:

University of Aberdeen: Teaching Fellow in Music (.6 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 September 2020
  • NOTE: Starts as early as October 2020
  • The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks to appoint a part time (0.6FTE) fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Music for 33 months, from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications from high quality candidates with an established or emerging reputation as an academic. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to, and experience of, teaching at undergraduate level and a strong profile in the academic community.
  • Research interests amongst musicological staff within the discipline include contemporary music, aesthetics, music and place and medieval music and this is complemented by a strong composition faculty, including electroacoustic music and sound art. A thematic strand cutting across the broad sub-disciplines of composition, musicology and performance is vocal music. This position will be covering an ERC grant awarded to Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, and it is expected that the successful applicant will cover existing courses and topics. An ability to teach across a variety of areas and be flexible and adaptable is essential.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate courses at all levels, from whole-group lectures and seminars to individual final-year dissertation supervision. The successful applicant may also be required to contribute to the teaching of postgraduate courses as well. The successful applicant may also be required to contribute to academic administration such as course coordination, auditioning/interviewing prospective students, examination invigilation, student advising, and general contribution to the smooth running of the department. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Head of Music and the Head of the School in Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.
  • Salary will be at the rate of £33,797 pro rata per annum on the Grade 6 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
  • As this post is to cover a period of teaching it is available until 30 June 2023. Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.
  • This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.
  • Online application forms are available at
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 September 2020
  • Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Phillip A Cooke, Head of Music 01224 274599, Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooke.
  • Please quote reference number LAN103A on all correspondence

University of Cambridge, Christ's College: 4-yr Research Fellowships (x3)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 22 October 2020
  • Christ's College, Cambridge invites applications each year for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in an Arts subject. Application for a Research Fellowship is open to those in the following disciplines within the Arts: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology; English, History & Philosophy of Science; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; Theology.
  • The Fellowships are fixed-term four year Research Fellowships normally commencing on 1 October 2021.
  • The Fellowships are intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have completed their PhD Degrees after 1st January 2020. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale and will start from £25,217 (with a PhD) or £20,675 (without a PhD). Fellows living out of College receive a living-out allowance of £4,574 (with a PhD) or £2,093 (without a PhD) – point 25 on the University single salary spine provided that the Fellow is not paid from elsewhere (other than remuneration for up to six hours' College or University teaching a week). Fellows living out of College receive a living-out allowance of £4,574 (with a PhD) or £2,093 (without a PhD). The stipend for a Fellow who has additional emoluments (other than that for up to six hours teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of pay received.Certain research benefits may be reimbursed. Research fellows may join the University Superannuation Scheme.
  • The application process is available online at from Thursday 30 July 2020. Applications must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 22 October 2020. Shortlisted candidates (expected to be advised by Thursday 5th November 2020) will be required to submit to the College samples of their written work for assessment by Wednesday 11th November 2020 (in electronic format using the online system). The written work is expected to be papers being prepared for publication or chapters for a PhD thesis and no more than around 20,000 words.
  • Further particulars

University of Cambridge, Jesus College: Research Fellowships[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 August 2020
  • Jesus College, Cambridge invites applications each year for two stipendiary Research Fellowships in an Arts subject. Application for a Research Fellowship is open to those in the following disciplines within the Arts: Ancient History; Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Cultural and Media Studies; Development Studies; Economics; Education; English; Film Studies; Geography; History; History and Philosophy of Science; History of Art; International Relations; Land Economy; Law; Library Studies; Linguistics; Management Studies; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; Politics and Political Science; Social Anthropology; Sociology; Theology and Religious Studies.
  • The Fellowships are fixed-term three year Research Fellowships normally commencing on 1 October 2021, though there may be grounds for a different starting date as described in the further particulars posted on from Monday 27 July 2020.
  • The Fellowships are intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than five years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered. The College is prepared to consider exceptions to these criteria and candidates have the opportunity to present a case for this during the application process.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale and will start from £24,417 for a postdoctoral appointment (or £22,417 for a pre-doctoral appointment). The College is able to assist in the provision of subsidised accommodation (valued at £9,600 per annum). A Research Fellow not resident in College property will received a ‘living out’ allowance of £3,306 per annum together with 7 free meals per week. Certain research benefits may be reimbursed. Research fellows may join the University Superannuation Scheme.
  • The application process is available online at from Monday 27 July 2020. Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 August 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to upload one copy of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words and also a 500 word statement regarding the importance of their current and proposed work. The College is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Further particulars

University of Cambridge, King's College: Research Fellowship in Slavery and its Impact, 2021-2025[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 September 2020 (N.B. deadline is 9am local time, which is 4am EST)
  • King’s College Cambridge is inviting applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the study of slavery and its impact. This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to enable the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on their chosen aspect of slavery and its impact in the context of any Arts, Humanities or Social Science discipline, broadly conceived: viz. anthropology, archaeology, architecture, classics, criminology, economics, English and other literatures, history, the history of art, the history of science, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology. Such projects might be about the substantive treatment of humans as slaves at any period, about the impact of slavery on the lives of slaves or slavers, or about the impact of slavery on the ways in which people have thought and written about the world, whether in the context of literature, music, philosophy, psychology, law, theology, economics, gender studies or the visual arts.
  • A Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4-years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, but must not have undertaken more than 2-years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2021 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2019).
  • Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, with full privileges of Fellows. In addition to pursuing research, a Research Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although these are research posts, Research Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to undertake a small amount of University and/or College teaching.
  • The stipend attached to a Research Fellowship is £21,716 (pre award of doctorate), £24,129 (after award of doctorate), rising each year to a maximum of £27,949. Additional payment is made for teaching. A living-out allowance of £4,000 is made, on application, to those not living in college.
  • Eligibility: Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD but must not have undertaken more than 2-years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2021 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2019).
  • Dates: The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 am (UK local time) on Friday, 4th September 2020. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered. Long-listed candidates will be notified in early October and will be expected to provide within 5-days a writing sample of not more than 20,000 words. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on either Wednesday, 20th January 2021 or Thursday, 21st January 2021. Please ensure that you will be available for interview on these dates, as it is not possible to arrange other times for interviews. The Fellowship will begin on 1st October 2021 and will run until 30th September 2025.
  • Application: Before the closing date, applicants must complete all sections of the online Fellowship Application and upload onto the website (PDF only) the following:
  • A curriculum vitae (of no more than three A4 sides) including details of higher education, degrees awarded, positions held and a list of publications.
  • A document (of no more than 1200 words in length) containing descriptions of your current research and of the research you propose to undertake during the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded onto the site in PDF format by the closing date of the competition, 9 am on Friday, 4th September 2020. Each referee should be asked to provide the names of two further readers, not in the candidate’s institution, to whom work might be sent if the candidate is long-listed. It is the duty of the candidate to ensure that the referees submit the references and the names of two readers before the closing date.
  • Your referees will need to provide their references through the FAS website. They will be sent an email containing a link to do this. Referees unable to submit references electronically via the FAS website may e-mail the competition administrator. Please note that all application materials must be in the English language. The application will not be considered in the competition until it has been submitted and all references, including the names of additional readers, have been received. An email will be sent once this has occurred.
  • In early October, the College will contact long-listed applicants by email to ask for samples of written work, up to 20,000 words (either published papers or chapters of a doctoral thesis). This work must be supplied within 5-days of the sending of the e-mail.
  • Further questions: If you have any further questions regarding any aspect of the competition, please e-mail the competition administrator.

University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall: Early Career Research Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 09 November 2020
  • Trinity Hall and Fitzwilliam College operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. Applications will be considered by both colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of three Fellowships is offered across the colleges in the scheme, of which one is offered at Trinity Hall, but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 1000 applications were received.
  • The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to engage in research; Research Fellows are also welcome to undertake supervision teaching, if they wish, within a limit of six hours per week. Research Fellows are not expected to undertake any additional administrative duties within a College, but should attend twice-termly meetings of the College’s Governing Body.
  • Fellowships at Trinity Hall:
  • One stipendiary* Fellowship in the following Arts subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, Education, English, Linguistics, Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) and Music.
  • (If a candidate is awarded external funding, the Fellowship may still be offered on a non-stipendiary basis.)
  • Entitlements: The pensionable stipend of post-PhD Research Fellows in their first year is currently £23,152, (pre-PhD £20,543) if resident in College. The stipend may be subject to reduction, or the Fellowship may become fully non-stipendiary, if financial support is received from another source. An additional allowance of £2,000 per annum (under review) is paid to any Research Fellow not resident in College. Stipends are reviewed annually and are normally increased in line with increases in Cambridge University academic salaries generally, although the College is not tied to University scales for Research Fellows. College accommodation is rent free. Unfortunately no accommodation is available for Research Fellows with children.
  • Early Career Research Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who have recently or are about to complete their doctorates. Candidates would normally be expected to have completed no more than 5 years full time equivalent post-doctoral research. Research Fellowships will not normally be awarded to people who have held comparable post-doctoral positions. Successful candidates will normally have submitted their theses by the commencement of the Fellowship.
  • The statements of research should be no more than 1,000 words outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications, if requested, and the research they propose to do if elected. Please note that it will be read by people outside, as well as within, the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
  • Candidates must provide details for two referees who have agreed to submit a reference through the website by 5.00pm on Monday, 16th November 2020. The referees should be familiar with the work to be submitted and one should normally be your PhD supervisor.
  • The application must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Monday, 9th November 2020.
  • Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.

University of Haifa: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 10 January 2021
  • The European Research Council (ERC) collaborative research project YIDDISH POPULAR THEATRE, 1880-1920: PERFORMANCE AS KNOWLEDGE (DYBBUK) at the University of Haifa, under the direction of Dr. Ruthie Abeliovich, is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Jewish musicology, beginning October 2021 or shortly thereafter.
  • A research background that includes Ashkenazi music, Jewish folk music, Jewish popular music, Jewish musical theatre, and opera is of particular advantage to applicants. The postdoctoral fellowship offers the opportunity to be part of an innovative research undertaking that aims to uncover and explore the dramatic themes, theatrical and musical forms, and performance practices of the Yiddish popular theatre that made up the daily cultural realities of Jews at the turn of the 20th century. For further information on the project, see:
  • The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team that will work together to map and analyze a rich and largely unexplored corpus of Yiddish theatrical and musical manuscripts. S/he will work closely with Yiddish philologists, theatre historians, a music-theatre director, and a group of actors. S/he will participate in the conferences, workshops and other project activities and present project-related research at a bi-weekly seminar. S/he will be expected to contribute to the project's collaborative ventures (a digital database of Yiddish popular theatre, as well as annotated translations of dramatic and musical texts), and to produce project-related article(s) and/or a monograph.
  • The fellow will receive a full-time monthly stipend of approximately 9200 NIS (approximately 2,600 USD); additional funding for travel to archives and academic meetings abroad will be available following approval. The scholarship will be granted for a maximum of five years (subject to review at the end of each year). The fellow will be assigned an office at the University of Haifa campus and is expected to work full-time on the project (and research), including presence on campus no fewer than 3 days per week. Knowledge of Hebrew is an advantage but not required. Outstanding candidates will be invited for interviews, which are planned to take place in February 2020 (sic).
  • Candidates must have:
  • A PhD degree in musicology.
  • Proven academic excellence and dedication to academic research.
  • Excellent command of modern Yiddish; language proficiency in German, Romanian, Russian, and/or Polish is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of Jewish musicology and proven experience in deciphering and studying handwritten 19th- and early 20th-century music notations and scores.
  • Ability to participate in academic discussions in English.
  • An interest and ability to learn and work with Digital Humanities methodologies.
  • A willingness to work in an interdisciplinary research context and participate in collaborative research ventures.
  • Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents (in one PDF file):
1) Cover letter describing the candidate's academic experience and motivation for participating in the project (2-3 pages).
2) Curriculum Vitae.
3) Abstract of her/his PhD dissertation.
4) Letters of evaluation of the PhD dissertation (if available).
5) A writing sample: a dissertation chapter (no more than 20 pages), or a paper that has been accepted for publication.
6) Two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to:
  • Please send the requested materials electronically in one PDF file to: by January 10, 2021.

University of Lincoln: Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 12 August 2020
  • Lincoln School of Film and Media seeks a suitably qualified and experienced lecturer in the area of sound theory. The school has a dynamic professional and creative culture and we are seeking to maintain our national reputation for excellent and innovative teaching and a positive student experience. You will have a PhD, or working towards one, and a passion for developing research and teaching in the field of sound and music studies.
  • Principal duties include: devising and leading critical studies and theory-practice workshops, seminars and lectures, drawing upon expertise in at least two of the following areas: sound studies; auditory culture; theories and methods of soundscape and field recording; audio-visual theory and analysis; sound and identity; supervision of undergraduate dissertations covering a broad range of audio related topics (e.g. film and game sound, auditory culture, popular music, radio); teaching on key concepts in sound plus related areas. You will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of teaching materials (lectures and seminars) and related assessment and feedback.
  • Your appointment will align with our strong reputation for innovative teaching and learning, and strong research and professional practice outputs and productive relationships with the creative and cultural industries. As well as teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate media programmes, you will be ready to work with colleagues on curriculum development and the advancement of relevant discipline areas.
  • In accordance with our student-centred approach you will undertake personal tutoring and support. You will already have a teaching qualification/accreditation (HE PGCE or HEA fellowship) or commit to achieving one during the probation period.
  • Salary: From £33,797 per annum; Please note this post is permanent, full time at 1.0 FTE.
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020
  • Interview Date: Tuesday 01 September 2020
  • Reference: COA082
  • N.B. The previous holder of this position has a PhD in Musicology.

University of Münster: Research Associate, Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae (CMO): Critical Editions of Music Manuscripts from the Near East[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 23 October 2020
  • The Faculty of History and Philosophy and the Institute of Musicology at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill a post within the long-term DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project “Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae (CMO): Critical Editions of Music Manuscripts from the Near East” for a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/ Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) (Salary Level TV-L E 13, 100% full-time), preferably from 1 January 2020 (sic).
  • This fixed-term post is initially available until 30 September 2021. However, as this is a long-term, third-party funded project with multiple funding phases running until 2027, the aim is for the position to continue beyond 30 September 2021.
  • Currently, the regular full employment time is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week. The place of employment is Münster. All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so. There is no associated teaching load.
  • The scope of duties includes the autonomous participation in the transnotation and critical edition of Ottoman music manuscripts from the 19th century. The ability to work in a team, a reasonable level of activity in the management of the project, involvement in the organization of project-related events and public relation work are also required.
  • The following requirements must be met:
  • a superior PhD or, in exceptional cases, a highly qualified master's degree in musicology with a focus on ethnomusicology
  • good knowledge of Near Eastern music theory, Ottoman music notation types of the 19th century (Hampartsum notation, Western staff notation)
  • advanced knowledge of spoken and written English
  • working knowledge of Ottoman script
  • It is desirable to have:
  • skills working with notation programs (Sibelius)
  • experience using office programs
  • working knowledge of the Armenian script
  • willingness to work with MEI and digital representations
  • The advertised position begins with a training period in which the basic project-specific knowledge and skills are imparted.
  • The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.
  • Please submit your application by post or e-mail, together with the usual documents, by 23 October 2020, to the following address:
Herrn Universitätsprofessor Dr. Ralf Martin Jäger
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Institut für Musikwissenschaft
Philippistrasse 3
D-48149 Münster
  • "1 January 2020" appears to be a typo - the posting in German has "1 January 2021". -5120j

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz: University Professorship for Historical Musicology and Gender Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 27 November 2020
  • Starts Summer 2022
  • The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Institute for Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music, and Conducting, is offering a position, beginning with the summer semester 2022, for a University Professorship for Historical Musicology and Gender Studies based on § 98 of the university law and § 25 of the collective agreement for university employees, in the form of a full-time contractual position.
  • It is possible to agree to an overpayment of the minimum monthly contractual gross salary, which has been determined by the collective agreement and which at present is € 5,245.60 (14 payments a year).
  • Tasks and activities related to the position
  • responsible representation and promotion of the field as well as active participation in the Centre for Gender Studies
  • courses in the field of musicology (inter-university study program with the University of Graz) and music-historical overview and special lecture courses as well as courses in the field of gender studies for all other artistic and scholarly study programs at the university (12 contact/credit hours per week)
  • supervision of doctoral students of the Doctoral School for Scholarly Doctoral Research and the Doctoral School of Artistic Research, as well as bachelor and master theses
  • development and management of third-party funded research projects and promotion of young scholars
  • active participation in the further development of the university’s teaching culture and artistic and scholarly life as well as active contribution to the university’s academic self-administration
  • participation in organizational and administrative duties, as well as evaluation activities
  • I. Basic Employment Requirements
  • a completed advanced degree from a domestic or comparable foreign educational institute at the doctorate level
  • habilitation or equivalent qualification that suits the position
  • substantiated skills and/or experience in dealing with gender and diversity
  • II. Specific Employment Requirements
  • outstanding international academic reputation, independent research and international publications on a broad spectrum of music history topics, with a focus on recent music history (18th to 21st century) as well as gender-related topics
  • pedagogical and didactic competence for excellent university teaching
  • ability to develop research and teaching projects in historical musicology and gender studies as well as in the context of artistic practice
  • experience in the design, acquisition and management of externally funded research projects
  • ability and willingness to work in teams and to accept a leading role in academic functions
  • ability and willingness to teach in artistic study programs
  • Interested candidates with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their written application with the usual documentation including a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a list of courses taught before the 27 November 2020 in a PDF-file by e-mail to: using the identification number 36/20. If necessary, sound recordings or DVDs can be sent by regular mail. The application documents remain at the university.
  • The university is striving to increase the proportion of women in its artistic and scholarly faculty and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Women will be given preference in the case of equal qualification. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: University Professor for Musicology with a focus on Analysis[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2020
  • Starts October 2022 (!)
  • Teaching and research in the field of musicology represented by the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies
  • Teaching in the subject analysis in the fields of composition and music theory, conducting and in Tonmeister Education
  • Participation in the research agendas of the department and mdw
  • Development, participation and implementation of (third-party funded) research projects
  • Participation in organizational, administrative and committee tasks as well as in evaluation measures in the context of the mdw and the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • Familiarity with current music and cultural studies research discourses
  • Competencies in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation
  • Experience in the conception, acquisition and implementation of research projects and in research organization
  • Experience in academic self-administration
  • Relevant experience in the supervision of scientific theses at all curricular levels
  • Solid competence in scientific English (lectures, teaching, publications)
  • Specific Requirements
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies and a scientific doctorate in musicology or music theory
  • Excellent scientific qualification for the subject to be filled, proven by habilitation or correspondingly broad international lecture and publication activities
  • Proof of a methodically reflected analytical examination of a broad historical spectrum of music
  • Extensive academic teaching experience
  • Gross salary, according to the collective agreement, amounts to € 5,245.60 per month (14 salaries per year). A possible higher salary, depending on qualifications and previous experience, is subject to appointment negotiations.
  • Applications must be submitted in electronic form via the mdw application portal All application material should be sent in PDF format.
  • Full ad on institutional site (German only):

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: University Assistant (Post-Doc)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 November 2020
  • Starts March 2021
  • Teaching in the fields of music sociology, arts sociology and cultural sociology as well as research methods at 6 hours per week per semester
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master or diploma theses
  • Independent research in music sociology
  • Development, participation and implementation of (third-party funded) research projects
  • Development and organization of conferences
  • Participation in organizational and administrative tasks of the institute, in committees of the university and in evaluation measurements
  • Offer Requirements
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • Very good knowledge of (music-)sociological theories
  • Very good knowledge of empirical research methods
  • Proven knowledge in at least one of the following research areas: music - media - technology; music and youth (cultures); music and politics or cultural policy with focus on music; music, gender and other categories of social inequality; music, cultural identity and cultural heritage; labour markets and careers in music; music education from a social science perspective; music reception
  • Lecture and publication activities
  • Participation in international conferences
  • Organization experience in the scientific field
  • Willingness to work cooperatively in a team.
  • Specific Requirements
  • A PhD in sociology or in another subject in the humanities, cultural studies or social sciences, if the dissertation has a music-sociological reference
  • Teaching experience
  • Very good knowledge of German and English

University of Oslo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, BENEDICAMUS (x2)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2020
  • Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500 are available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • The two successful candidates will pursue postdoctoral research as part of the €2m European Research Council-funded project, BENEDICAMUS: Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500. The candidates will work as part of a team lead by Principal Investigator Catherine A. Bradley, alongside doctoral researchers, an international Advisory Board, and the performing ensemble Sequentia. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to publish both independently and in collaboration with the BENEDICAMUS team, to present research papers at workshops and international conferences, and contribute to wider public communication of the research results.
  • We seek candidates whose work intersects with at least one of the specilised areas of the BENEDICAMUS project as well as its broader themes. BENEDICAMUS pursues a transformative focus on creative practices surrounding a particular moment in the Western Christian liturgy: the exclamation Benedicamus Domino (“Let us Bless the Lord”), which sounded in song several times a day from c.1000 to 1500. BENEDICAMUS undertakes the first longue durée study of musical and poetic responses to an exceptional liturgical moment, using this innovative perspective to work productively across established historiographical and disciplinary boundaries. The project encompasses half a millennium of musical and ritual activity, hundreds of musical compositions, poetic texts, and manuscript sources. It engages with the beginnings of musical and poetic genres and techniques that were crucial in shaping practices still current today, reflecting on music’s enduringly complex relationship with spirituality, ritual, and the sacred.
  • Successful candidates may have a disciplinary background in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, or theology. Ideally, candidates would already have experience in at least two of these fields.
  • Candidates are asked to provide a Project Description, in which they outline how their research record, interests, and skills align with the BENEDICAMUS project (see detailed proposal here).
  • The Project Description should explain exactly how candidates would undertake one of the specific postdoctoral projects sketched in the BENEDICAMUS proposal. Candidates may suggest ways in which they would tailor or adapt one of these postdoctoral projects to better suit and develop their existing expertise. Alternatively, they are free to design a project that may differ in the specific methodology, reportorial focus, or disciplinary orientation of the postdoctoral projects stipulated in the BENEDICAMUS proposal, but which must still fall within the purview of and further the overall aims and outputs of either Work Package 1 or Work Package 3.
  • The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and have access to dedicated funds for research and conference travel. They will participate actively in and assist with BENEDICAMUS’s international conferences, workshops, and publications. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to live in Oslo, to engage with wider research networks in the faculty of humanities and the department of musicology and to contribute to their development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to better qualify researchers for future academic positions.
  • The postdoctoral fellowships are available for an appointment period of four years. The posts are available from February 1st 2021 (candidates must take up the posts before September 1st 2021).
  • Qualification requirements
  • A PhD in cultural studies, history, musicology, Latin language and/or literature, liturgy, medieval studies, renaissance studies, ritual studies, theology, or other fields that can be demonstrated to offer a solid foundation for research into Musical and Poetic Creativity in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500
  • Doctoral dissertations must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline
  • Strong skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Evaluation Criteria
  • Scholarly merit and relevance of research proposal for the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Knowledge and experience of the study of music, Latin poetry, liturgy, and ritual in the period c. 1000-1500
  • The candidate’s track-record and their potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame and to contribute actively to the BENEDICAMUS project
  • Good team-working and communication skills and the ability to collaborate within and across disciplines.
  • We offer
  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per year, depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Candidates must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
  • Application Letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project Description (approximately 3-5 pages). The project description must include a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
  • Contact information: Head of Department Peter Edwards,, phone number: +47 99 52 64 75, HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner,

University of Wolverhampton: Lecturer in Music Technology and Popular Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 24 August 2020
  • The School of Performing Arts at the University of Wolverhampton is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Popular Music and Music Technology. Housed in the state-of-the-art Performance Hub on our Walsall campus, the School offers a wide portfolio of courses and has strong links with industry. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience and suitable candidates will be expected to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for teaching, with the desire to support students to fulfil their potential and realise their career ambitions.
  • We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic lecturer in Popular Music and Music Technology, with the skills to contribute to both subject areas. You will be a proficient musician with the ability to teach across performance, music production and live sound modules. You will also be required to contribute to research and musicology modules.
  • Teaching across our provision in Popular Music and Music Technology, you will be qualified to at least Masters level in a relevant subject.
  • You will be an excellent teacher and you will have a track record of teaching in Higher Education. You will possess a PGCE or higher education teaching qualification. You will also have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or be willing to work towards.
  • You will make a significant contribution to teaching in the subject areas, working collaboratively with subject colleagues, and have a clear focus on meeting the needs of our students. Demonstrable, active engagement with industry networks would be desirable.
  • Interviews to take place Tuesday 8th September 2020.
  • For an informal discussion regarding any of these posts please contact Helen Rudge, Deputy Head of the School of Performing Arts:
  • Salary: £35,844 - £42,793 pa
  • Job Reference: 12238

University of Wuppertal: Professorship in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 17 August 2020
  • Note: Starts in April 2022
  • The University of Wuppertal invites applications for a Professorship in Musicology (legal basis: W 2 LBesG NRW; § 36 HG NRW). The position will be based in the department of music pedagogy within the faculty of humanities.
  • The position is to be taken up by 1st of April, 2022.
  • We are looking for a personality who represents the compartment of musicology with historical and systematic components in research and teaching in accordance with the basic orientation of the department towards teacher training. One focus of the professorship will be in the field of popular music and digital media culture, another in the field of music of the 20th and 21st century or a field that appropriately complements the respective research activities of the department.
  • The ability to connect to the fields of work of other professorships of the Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies is desirable. Similarly, involvement in the research facilities of the "Centre for Narrative Research" (ZEF) or the "Interdisciplinary Centre for Edition and Document Philology" (IZED) would be welcome.
  • Requirements: Besides pedagogical suitability, which has to be proven by appropriate previous experience or, in exceptional cases, demonstrated by excellent performance during the appointment procedure, the applicant is expected to have a particular aptitude for scientific work substantiated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate. Further scientific achievements must be demonstrated additionally and will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively during the appointment procedure. They include junior professorships, habilitations, employment as a research assistant at a university or at a non-university research institution and scientific positions in business, in administration or another social field in Germany or abroad.
  • In particular:
  • A university degree (at least Mag., MA or equivalent) in a field of study corresponding to the teaching and research area and
  • a respective doctorate in musicology
  • A track record of relevant research and publication activities
  • Experience in the acquisition of as well as participation in research projects
  • International orientation
  • The successful candidate is expected to actively support academic autonomy at the university. The University considers gender equality as an important task, and the successful candidate will contribute to its implementation.
  • Reference code: P20007
  • Applications, including a CV, copies of certificates, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching experiences, should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Ursula Kocher and solely submitted via the online portal of the University of Wuppertal:
  • Kindly note, that incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Application deadline: 2020-08-17
  • (6/26): Anyway to know if German language is a requirement for the job posting?

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

Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC): FT Instructor, Music (9 month)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 06 October 2020
  • Starts Spring 2021
  • Definition: To provide classroom instruction to college students through lecture, demonstration, and laboratory exercises, handouts, responding to questions and testing. Course load may include but is not limited to Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Skills and Applied Lessons as needed for the AFA in music.
  • Minimum Required Education/Training: A Master’s degree in Music or a Master’s degree and at least 18 graduate semester hours in Music from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: Prior experience in teaching at post-secondary level is preferred
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Position to start Spring 2021
  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If highest level of education is High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.
  • Candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Open Date: 09/21/2020
  • Application Deadline: 10/06/2020

Miscellaneous Jobs[edit | edit source]

  • This section is for jobs that might be of interest to musicologists/ethnomusicologists, but don't fit in any of the above categories. My goal this year is to keep this section as short as possible and use it only as a last resort.

Berklee School of Music: Managing Director, Center for Africana Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins in July, posted 15 June 2020
  • Starts January 2021
  • Berklee College of Music is seeking a dynamic educator and leader to serve as the Managing Director, Center for Africana Studies.
  • Reporting to the Dean of Professional Education Division, the Managing Director will serve as the administrative and creative leader of Africana Studies initiatives, programming, partnerships, fundraising, and instruction. In addition to their work within the Center, they will be a crucial asset to the wider Berklee community assessing trends and reviewing programming to promote the broader aspirations of equitable representation in curricula. This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract.
  • The ideal candidate for this role will be an active scholar, artist, innovator, and educator with a strong commitment to higher education and innovation in pedagogy. They will be an action-oriented visionary able to articulate and develop goals and implement strategy. They will expand on and develop new Africana Studies programming and curricula based on student needs/ interests, and collaborative work with the wider community. They will be an excellent communicator with experience with fundraising and multi-media programming. They will be community-minded, with a desire to work with the Boston community, and ties to the communities of Black music scholarship in America and abroad. The Managing Director must be committed to providing the highest and most- inclusive educational experience to all students.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Develop and expand the Africana Studies area through curriculum development, the hiring of faculty and programming including the development and maintenance of undergraduate and graduate course offerings and degrees.
  • Collaborate pan-institutionally to offer engaging and informative programming, events, and initiatives.
  • Engage with Finance and Institutional Advancement to build fundraising opportunities for Africana Studies programming and initiatives.
  • Manage budget for Africana Studies
  • Teach a minimum of one Africana studies course during Spring and Fall semesters.
  • Maintain scholastic and creative presence in the Black/Diasporic Studies community.
  • Serve as a thought leader as Berklee works to achieve its highest aspirations of inclusivity and pedagogical excellence.
  • Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, History, Music History, Sociology or related field within Black/ Diasporic studies or other appropriate specialization.
  • An excellent record of creative scholarship, artistic expression, and innovative ideas.
  • Evidence of administrative success in higher education or related field.
  • College or university level teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated professional engagement and ability to establish, maintain, and sustain relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong organizational skills with a command of technology and programming to support administrative tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to furthering the education of students.
  • Start Date: The start date for the position is January 2021.
  • Submission Process: Electronic submission only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format. All attachments should be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section.
  • Candidates should submit:
  • A formal letter of interest outlining background information ad qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three references.
  • Note- Supporting materials may be requested as the search progress--and may not be returned.
  • Application Review and Deadline:
1) Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis from July 2020.
2) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3) The position will remain open for applications until filled.
  • Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
  • Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.
  • Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Duke University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Asian American Studies (x2)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 October 2020
  • Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for two tenure-track professorships in Asian American Studies. These hires are part of an effort 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.
  • Candidates should be at the assistant or associate professor level; distinguished candidates at the full professor level will also be considered. The search is open to discipline and to field. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is centrally located in Asian American Studies while also substantially linked to other fields of inquiry such as literature, history, anthropology, the arts, sociology, political science, religion, film and media studies, indigenous studies, gender & sexuality studies, and comparative race studies. Candidates will be considered in the context of the hiring department, with an interest to increase the representation of these studies across arts and sciences. Candidates submitting materials by October 26, 2020 will receive full consideration.
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, work sample (an article or a chapter), and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should also indicate their preferred primary department and, where applicable, the secondary department. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled.
  • Posted to AMS-L 9/29

Duke University: Assistant or Associate Professor, LatinX Studies (x2)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 October 2020
  • Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences seeks distinguished candidates for two tenure-track professorships in Latinx Studies. These hires are part of an effort 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.
  • Candidates should be at the assistant or associate professor level. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is centrally located in Latinx Studies. Concentrations might include but are not limited to such knowledge formations as Afro-Latinx Studies; Critical Latinx Indigenous Studies; Global Border Studies; the Global South; Latinx Europe; the Multilingual Latinx Mediascape and New Media; Sound and Music Studies; Trans, Sexuality, and Gender Latinx Studies. Tenure will be located in humanities or interpretive social science departments. Candidates will be considered in the context of the hiring department, with an interest to increase the representation of these studies across arts and sciences.
  • Candidates submitting materials by October 26, 2020 will receive full consideration. Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, work sample (an article or a chapter), and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should also indicate their preferred primary department and, where applicable, the secondary department. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled.
  • Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Work Sample, Three letters of recommendation
  • To complete your application, submit the items below through Academic Jobs Online using this address:
  • 9/26 This is a cluster hire open to applicants in all Humanities, Arts and Interpretive Social Science Departments. Music and Sound Studies scholars can apply identifying the Music department as their primary home. Romance Studies is only one of the range of departmental options.
  • 9/29 I used the link to/text from the MLA job list posting because the more general text on the Academic Jobs Online posting did not mention Music specifically. But yes, Music applicants should indicate Music as their primary home department. I've edited the text above to make it more closely match the general AJO posting but left in the language about Music/Sound Studies from the MLA post. -5120j

Society for Ethnomusicology "Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic" Project[edit | edit source]

  • The Society for Ethnomusicology invites applications for three research positions for “Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic,” a new project funded by a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Researchers will conduct short interviews with a variety of musicians throughout the United States through video-conferencing software, edit video recordings, write related texts, and work with SEM staff to produce an open-access online archive of interviews.
  • Each Researcher must commit to 12 weeks of full-time work (40 hours/week) between July and October 2020. The Researchers will work as contractors of SEM and will be compensated at the rate of $45/hour. In keeping with the CARES Act goal of retaining or creating jobs, SEM seeks applicants who are unemployed or underemployed.
  • Requirements for the positions include: (1) a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or a related field; (2) broad knowledge of music in the United States; (3) experience in conducting interviews with musicians; (4) expertise in producing and editing videos; and (5) ability to write for a general audience.
  • To apply for a position, submit a letter of interest, CV, two short writing samples, links to two videos or video excerpts, and names of three references to Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, at Nominations of candidates are also welcome. The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is July 15, 2020.

University of Southern California: Assistant Professor in Black Feminist and/or Black LGBTQ Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • The department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black feminist and/or Black LGBTQ studies. The search is open to any historical period and field in a U.S. or transnational framework. We are especially interested in building upon our strengths in intersectional feminisms, popular culture, the arts and public scholarship, as well as political culture and social justice. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in relevant field of study. Our department offers minors in LGBTQ studies, and Gender & Global Justice, as well as a robust graduate certificate program for Ph.D. students. For more information about our department, visit
  • Candidates submitting materials by November 30, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) a writing sample (limited to 30 pages), and 4) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference. Letters will only be requested after an initial screening. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.
  • For any questions about the application process, please email our department program specialist, Rebecca Zobeck at

Part-time / Adjunct Positions[edit | edit source]

Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie, ON): Part-Time Contract Faculty: History of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Winter 2021) (Deadline: 29 October 2020)

  • "Qualifications: Minimum Masters of Music degree; Minimum 25 years of university teaching experience; Minimum 10 times teaching a History of Rock ‘n’ Roll course at the university level."
    • Seriously? Minimum 25 years university teaching experience for a part time adjunct job?
    • This smacks of inside hire in the most obvious ways. More fundamentally, how/why is it that the individual with those 25 years of university teaching expertise is only being compensated in the capitalist system with a peanuts hire/re-hire, instead of being compensated properly for that experience?
  • 10/22 Qualifications listing has changed to "Minimum Masters of Music degree. Minimum 5 years of post-secondary teaching experience. Demonstrated experience teaching a History of Rock ‘n’ Roll course"

Auburn University at Montgomery: Adjunct Faculty - Fine Arts (MUSIC) (Deadline: Open until filled)

  • Originally posted July 2020, but re-posted on on 10/2/20.
  • "Minimum qualification: A master’s degree, prior experience teaching for Music Appreciation and the ability to teach online is necessary"

Cochise College (Douglas, AZ): PT Associate Faculty - Music (Open until filled, posted 08 October 2020)

Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA/Online): Adjunct in Ethnomusicology / African Diasporas - Online (Spring 2021) (Open until filled, posted 12 October 2020)

  • "The Elizabethtown College School of Arts and Humanities seeks an online adjunct instructor to teach coursework in ethnomusicology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the Spring 2021 semester."

Leeward Community College (Pearl City, HI): Lecturer, CC (Music History and Theory) – Spring 2021/Summer 2021 (Open until filled, posted 28 September 2020)

Luther College (Regina, SK): Sessional Opportunities - Winter 2021 Semester (Deadline: 30 September 2020)

  • "MUHI 203: Music History Survey - Middle Ages to Baroque; MUHI 416AB: Instrumental Music of the Romantic Era"

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer Positions - Department of Music Research - Winter 2021 (Deadline: 23 October 2020)

Moorpark College (Moorpark, CA): Instructor in Music (Initial Focus - Ethnomusicology), Spring 2021 (Deadline: 01 November 2020)

Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT/Online): Adjunct Instructor for MUS-3330: Worlds of Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 19 September 2020)

  • "Northern Vermont University's NVU Online division is seeking an instructor for MUS-3330: Worlds of Music. Candidates must possess a master's degree or Ph.D. in a field of Music and Musicology with evidence of teaching experience. The instructor must design his or her own course in the Canvas LMS. This is an online course so applicants do not need to be in Vermont."

Pasco-Hernando State College (New Port Richey, FL): Adjunct Instructor (Part-Time Faculty), Music Appreciation (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 15 September 2020)

Pasco-Hernando State College (Wesley Chapel, FL): Adjunct Instructor (Part-Time Faculty), Music (IPAC Center) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 15 September 2020)

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ): Lecturer in Music Theater (Spring 2021) (No deadline listed, posted 03 September 2020)

Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT/Online): Online Adjunct Faculty (Open until filled, posted 13 October 2020)

Tufts University (Medford, MA): Part-Time Lecturer(s) in African Music and Ethnomusicology (Review begins immediately, posted 15 October 2020)

  • "The Department of Music at Tufts University is seeking one or more part-time lecturers in the field of African Music and Ethnomusicology for spring 2021 and academic year 2021-2022 to teach the following courses:
  • Spring 2021: Music of Africa (T/Th 10:30am-11:45am) and Social Justice, Advocacy, and Music (F 9:00-11:30am)
  • Fall 2021: Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice; African Music Systems
  • Spring 2022: Introduction to World Music, and a seminar whose topic will be determined in consultation with the department."

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Musicology 2020-21 Part-Time Lecturer in LGBTQ Pop Music (Deadline: 01 December 2020)

University of La Verne (La Verne, CA): Adjunct Faculty for Music Department - Music of Latin America (Deadline: None listed, posted )

  • "MUS 362 – Music of Latin America: Studies musical styles, important musical genres, social functions, characteristics, and instrumentations of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America."

University of Toronto (Toronto, ON): Sessional Lecturer - SDS478H1S Queer Musics (Spring 2021) (Deadline: 21 October 2020)

  • "Class schedule: Mondays, 15:00-17:00. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course will be delivered remotely/online. Sessional dates of appointment: January 01, 2021 - April 30, 2021."

William Woods University (Fulton, MO) (No deadline listed, posted 03 September 2020) Adjunct Instructor for Music Appreciation (Online)

  • "William Woods is now accepting applications for an adjunct teaching position in Music Appreciation. The Department is looking for someone to teach an online class twice a year in music appreciation. "
  • As of 9/20, this position is listed as no longer available.

GENERAL DISCUSSION[edit | edit source]

Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Wiki Moderator: 5120j (

  • A few comments from 5120j:
1. My rule of thumb for deciding which jobs to post is: "COULD an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" Not the more narrow question "WILL an ethno/musicologist fill this post?" So, this means I will post more general "humanities" jobs, and positions (mostly at small schools) looking for someone to teach music history/appreciation but also direct an ensemble/teach applied lessons/etc. (If the most important part of the job seems to be the ensemble directing/applied lessons and music history/appreciation is an add-on, I don't post it.)
2. I post almost the entire text of the job ad (except in the case of part-time/adjunct jobs) so that if any changes are made later, they can be noticed and noted. The ads also usually disappear from the institution's website after the application deadline has passed, so it's helpful to preserve them here. And it's very instructive to see how the winning candidate did and didn't fit the job as it was advertised. I do usually excise the description of the hiring school/department/facilities and the EOE boilerplate, but I leave the rest of it as-is. Removing anything more feels like editorializing on my part.
3. I don't have a current membership to CMS/MVL or SEM so if jobs are posted only in those locations, I won't see them. I don't think we've missed too many in the last few years though, since most jobs are advertised fairly widely.
4. My anon email is 5120janon at gmail, and I welcome comments and questions about the wiki and its moderation this year. I'm not a musicologist of any type and am not (and will not be) on the market myself, but I have a professional interest in the ethno/musicology job market and have been moderating the wiki for (ugh) going on six years.
  • Alt Ac jobs for ethno/musicologists discussion
    • 9/24 As an alternative to the VAP and/or adjunct gig market, where have you found employment? How do you market your work in music research within these fields? [I'm an ethnomusicologist and I've had some luck within the museum/heritage fields.]
  • Is the SEM annual meeting now (or has it ever been) an opportunity for finding full-time employment? Are you attending the SEM 2020 virtual conference in order to interview for a position? If you are unemployed, can you afford the expense of attending? (10/24)
    • 10/25 As someone who's presented at 5 of the last 6 SEMs and applied for ~200 jobs during the past three years, I haven't found SEM to be a useful place for networking. At least, I've never met someone at SEM who has then been on a job search committee. Most job committees are comprised of a majority of musicologists with one ethnomusicologist. So, I'm inclined to not renew membership at SEM and instead join AMS, just out of a sense that networking there might be more beneficial. Can't afford both and really wish for a dual-membership or conference situation like AMS-SMT this year. And none of my interviews have been at conferences. All of this is not to say that networking at SEM hasn't been useful at all. I've met wonderful and kind people, and I'm sure my presence at SEM has helped my candidacy w/ jobs. But the job crisis means that I can't wait 10 years to build these slow connections but need a job soon. So when I speak of usefulness re: networking, I'm thinking of the short-term job-getting approach.

Other Positions of Interest[edit | edit source]

  • As an experiment, this year I am going to post links to "alt-ac" (for lack of a better term) jobs I come across that might be of interest to the readers of this page. I will post the organization, job title, and a link to the ad only. -5120j
  • 8/10 Thank you for this category -- I think that "related jobs" might be better, as "alt-ac" has been used less, currently. Also thanks for the smaller number of categories -- easier to scroll through for updates and comments.

Acronym guide[edit | edit source]

CMS: College Music Society

CHE: Chronicle of Higher Education

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

IHE: Inside Higher Ed

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

AMS-L: American Musicological Society listserv

SAM-L: Society for American Music email list

SEM-L: Society of Ethnomusicology listserv

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

TT: Tenure Track

VAP: Visiting Assistant Professor

ABD: All-But-Dissertation

Wiki Counter: (check all that apply)[edit | edit source]

I am a musicologist: 14

I am an ethnomusicologist: 5

I am a little of both: 2

I am exhausted by this distinction: 1

I am a theorist:

I am currently in a TT position: 3

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 1

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and on the market: 2

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 1

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 5

I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD and on the market: 3

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position: 1

I am a tenured or tenure-track professor whose position has been cut: 1

I am working outside of the academy: 3

I am ABD and on the market: 8

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 3

I am a member of a search committee:

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