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  • 5/12/21: In an effort to make this page easier to edit (it's gotten too large, as it always does towards the end of the season), I have moved the material after Miscellaneous Jobs (adjunct positions, General Discussion, etc) to the Talk page. If you are still having trouble editing, the Source Editor is generally quicker than the Visual Editor. -5120j
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RECENT ACTIVITY on Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Wiki[edit | edit source]

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5120j: Goldsmiths (x2), College of William and Mary - 5120j - 2021/06/18 13:31

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Recent Edits to the Talk Page[edit | edit source]

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Schools with Accepted Offers[edit | edit source]

Please add a row to the table and fill in the information under each heading if known or relevant.

Use the following template for entries:

  • If an institution had multiple positions open this year, please indicate the position in parentheses.
  • For "Type of Position," please use "Full-time TT", "Full-time NTT," or "Part-time"
  • For ABDs, please only indicate a graduation year if you've already defended and submitted.
  • The table is easier to edit if you select the Visual Editor from the blue drop-down Edit menu at the top right.
Hiring Institution Type of Position Name PhD Date, Institution Degree (if known) Current Position (if different) (Sub)discipline
Florida State University Full-time TT Maria Ryan 2021, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Musicology Musicology
Hamilton College Full-time NTT Tonia Passwater ABD, CUNY Graduate Center PhD, Musicology Lehman College adjunct Music History/Theory
Indiana University (Ethno VAP) Full-time NTT Bertie Kibreah 2019, University of Chicago PhD, Ethnomusicology Ethnomusicology
Lewis University Full-time TT Adrianne Honnold 2021, University of Birmingham PhD, Ethnomusicology Adjunct, Maryville University Popular Music Studies
North Carolina State University Full-time NTT Kirsten Paige 2018, UC Berkeley PhD, Musicology Postdoc, Stanford University Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Oxford College of Emory University Full-time NTT Jason Rosenholtz-Witt 2020, Northwestern PhD, Musicology Musicology
Rollins College Full-time NTT Molly M. Breckling 2010, UNC Chapel Hill PhD, Musicology Instructor, Univ of West Georgia Musicology
University of Cambridge (Contemporary Societies) Full-time TT Alisha Lola Jones 2014, University of Chicago PhD, Music (Ethnomusicology) Asst Prof, Indiana University Popular Music Studies
University of Copenhagen Full-time TT Jessica Holmes 2017, McGill University PhD, Musicology Lecturer & former Postdoc, UCLA Popular Music Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Full-time TT Paula Harper 2019, Columbia University PhD, Historical Musicology Postdoc, Washington University in St. Louis Musicology
University of North Texas Full-time TT Kimberly Hannon Teal 2012, Eastman School of Music PhD, Historical Musicology Asst Prof, University of Arkansas Jazz Studies/Musicology
University of Queensland Full-time Anne Levitsky 2018, Columbia University PhD, Historical Musicology Postdoc, Dixie State University Musicology
University of TX-Rio Grande Valley Full-time TT Teresita Lozano 2020, University of Colorado Boulder PhD, Ethnomusicology Postdoc, West Virginia University Musicology
University of Washington Full-time TT Frederick Reece 2018, Harvard University PhD, Musicology Lecturer, University of Washington Musicology
Wake Forest University Full-time NTT Megan Francisco 2020, University of Washington PhD, Musicology Musicology
Western Kentucky University Full-time TT Sophie Benn 2021, Case Western Reserve University PhD, Musicology ABD Musicology
College of Southern Maryland Full-time TT Brent Ferguson 2020, University of Kansas PhD, Music Theory Adjunct, Washburn University (and others) Musicology/Composition/Popular Music Studies

UPCOMING DEADLINES[edit | edit source]


Schools with Failed/Canceled/Postponed Searches[edit | edit source]

  • Paused 3/22: University of Virginia: Assistant Professor in Music - Black Sound Art and/or Black Sound Studies


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.

Ambrose University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins November 1, 2020.
  • Ambrose University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant/Associate position in Music, starting August 2021. Reporting to the Academic Dean of Arts and Science and working collaboratively with the Chair of Ambrose Arts and other Arts faculty, the individual has shared responsibility for developing and executing a robust Music Program vision while successfully maintaining individual teaching, committee and research loads.
  • Primary areas of responsibility will be in Musicology and Music History. The music program offers a 4 year Bachelor of Music and 4 and 3 year Bachelor of Arts with a major in music with a tradition in choral, vocal, piano and jazz music.
  • Duties will include: Preparation and teaching of lectures in music/arts courses; Revising and building curriculum; Student recruitment and advising; Regular committee work; Ongoing research, publication and/or professional practice; Academic/Program planning; Production responsibilities, participation in or oversight of Ambrose Arts productions.
  • Additional duties of this position may include: Public relations responsibilities; Music facilities responsibilities; Development of an interdisciplinary Ambrose Arts research agenda that aligns with program and university mission around arts advocacy and civic engagement; Oversight of integrated arts capstone courses, student work-integrated-learning outcomes, and departmental service requirements for music students.
  • QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • PhD in Music
  • Demonstrated success in post-secondary teaching
  • Demonstrated research success in publication and public dissemination
  • Demonstrated experience as a team player and colleague in a music faculty
  • EMPLOYEE INFORMATION: Ambrose Employees agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her work in accordance therewith. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check and academic transcripts. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Compensation package is commensurate with education and experience. A relocation allowance may also be provided.
  • To apply for this position: Send a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees to Ambrose University c/o ssylvester@ambrose.edu indicating "Position in Musicology” in the subject line. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled.
  • 1/28: Rejection e-mail (x2)
  • 2/26 Have interviews happened? No rejection email yet, no communications.
    • 3/1 I had a pre-interview through Zoom (recorded interview, but with only one search committee member) on 12/1. Then no communication until rejection e-mail on 1/28.

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Director, Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (Open Rank)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 09 April 2021
  • The Department of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for the director of the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM). This is a Tenure-track position at the rank of Open (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2021.
  • The director for the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM) and Assistant or Associate Professor of Music will engage in activities that support the three core objectives of advancing the scholarship, performance, and preservation of Negro spiritual music as well as advancing community engagement and appreciation The successful candidate will be either an ethnomusicologist, with a research background in Negro spiritual music and/or a choral music specialist, with a speciality in Negro spiritual music. The Center will build on the existing strengths of three programs: the Music Department, the University Archives and the Africana Studies Department, supporting cross-unit collaboration.The Center director will serve as an ex-officio member of the CADSMM Advisory Committee.
  • Responsibilities
  • Preservation of archival materials related to Negro Spiritual music by acquiring new collections by the University Archives and providing financial support for critical archival tasks such as preservation, cataloguing (e.g., creation of finding aids), and digitization of materials.
  • Production of choral performances of Negro spiritual music both on and off campus, including by the CSUDH Jubilee Choir and our partner organization, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, as well as festivals.
  • Commissions and performances of new choral works within the tradition of Negro Spiritual music.
  • Support for visiting artists, including to lead master classes and conduct choral concerts.
  • Support for scholars of Negro Spirituasl music, including grants to graduate students, visiting scholar positions for established, and travel grants to use archival materials.
  • Organization and support for scholarly conferences on Negro Spiritual music, including presentations, combination lecture/performances, and the publication of the conference proceedings.
  • Continued development and support for a robust website with resources for scholars, community members, and choral groups, including links to materials in the University Archives.
  • Applications and proposals for external grants and contracts, for example, from private donors, foundations, and government agencies such as Cal Humanities, the NEH, and the NEA.
  • Additional activities that directly or indirectly support the scholarship, performance, and preservation of Negro Spiritual music, including, for example, collecting oral histories, student scholarships, supporting a scholarly journal, newsletters, lectures, podcasts, films and videos, equipment purchases, and community engagement.
  • Direct and conduct the CSUDH Jubilee Choir, which includes weekly rehearsals and on and off campus performances.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Music, Musicology or Ethnomusicology; Demonstrated knowledge of African American Music or music of the African diaspora; Outstanding vocalist, instrumentalist or conductor; College or university-level teaching experience; Demonstrated scholarship of Negro Spiritual music; Experience teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds; Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; Excellent project management skills; Ability to seek external funding for the Center’s core goals; Familiarity with leading virtual choirs.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience directing a music-related program or center; Demonstrated experience with seeking and being awarded external grant funding; Ability to manage a budget; Ability to promote and pursue community partnerships for the Center; Experience directing and conducting a choir.
  • How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in April 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than April 9, 2021.
  • Required materials:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Research
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.
  • For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Stephanie Brasley, Search Committee Chair, CSU, Dominguez Hills, University Library - South, 1000 East Victoria Street, (Room 5034), Carson, CA 90747, sbrasley@csudh.edu

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 https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/ 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 ngraham@fullerton.edu 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 https://employment.davidson.edu. 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, nelerner@davidson.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • Skype interview 10/30
  • 11/6 Campus (virtual interview) Scheduled
  • 12/16 Rejection (finalist)

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/79914
  • 12/14 Does anyone know what the word or character limit is for the field where we're supposed to describe teaching/diversity? I mistakenly assumed this was supposed to be submitted as a separate document. Thanks in advance!
  • 2/16 Does anybody know if there has been movement on this search?
  • 2/23 Skype interviews took place a few weeks ago
  • 2/23 (2) "Campus" interviews (done online) are continuing from the past couple of weeks.
  • 3/31 Rejection e-mail - "[A]n offer has been extended to another candidate. No other offers will be extended at this time."

Florida State University: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Musicology) FILLED: Maria Ryan, University of Pennsylvania 2021[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 efrancis@fsu.edu 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 https://jobs.fsu.edu. 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.
  • 12/03 Any movement here?
    • 12/16 - I've received no word, but I checked my application portal on the FSU jobs site, and the status reads, "interviews in progress."
  • 4/26 - https://music.sas.upenn.edu/news/2021/04/22/we-are-happy-report-maria-ryan-phd-2021 (published 4/22)

Harris-Stowe State University: Assistant Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 January 2021
  • Harris-Stowe State University, a teaching and research-oriented institution located in the diverse, vibrant, and culturally rich downtown area of St Louis, Missouri, seeks an Assistant Professor of Music.
  • Qualifications: The Department of Humanities invites applications for the tenure tracked faculty position of Assistant Professor of Music, beginning Fall 2021. The successful candidates must have an earned PhD in Music Education or earned doctorate in music from an accredited university or college, at least two years of college/public school teaching experience, and experience with current classroom instructional technology. Additional Requirements/Responsibilities: The successful candidate must have experience in African-American music, Latin American music, Hip Hop, Jazz and Country. In addition, the candidate must have experience organizing and running concert chorale and university choirs. Candidates must be prepared to teach a variety of music courses, participate in faculty advising, teach day as well as evening classes and participate in other university wide committee assignments.
  • Applicants: Submit a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vitae and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, copies of teaching credentials and three letters of reference to: Harris-Stowe State University Office of Human Resources 3026 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103 www.hssu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2021. Employment Application may be downloaded off www.hssu.edu
  • 3/17 According to post on HR site, deadline was January 25, but it was posted to HigherEdJobs on March 15, so they may still be accepting applications.

Hebrew Union College: Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021
  • Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music announces the opening of a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek candidates with a completed Ph.D. with expertise in Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology, as well asa grounding in Jewish liturgical music and text. The position encompasses instructional responsibilities in Jewish music, as well as in specific areas of cantorial development. This scholar and pedagogue will be part of a multi-disciplinary, integrative faculty team devoted to the education and training of cantors.
  • The assistant professor will oversee Judaic musicological studies within the DFSSM, contribute to the study of Jewish music within HUC-JIR,and represent the College-Institute through their own research in the larger world of Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology. Academic duties will include full-time instruction in the cantorial school; serving as principal architect of the research component of the cantorial curriculum and lead faculty member in the collaborative process of DFSSM curricular development; consultant in areas of Jewish music studies for the broader College-Institute in partnership with the cantorial Program Director; individual academic advisor and capstone project advisor; and participation in the various academic, liturgical, musical, and deliberative activities of the DFSSM and the College-Institute. The assistant professor will become part of an integrative learning environment and community of practice in which holistic student growth—spiritual, vocational, and intellectual—is a priority.
  • Candidates for this position should be committed to the vibrancy of the Reform movement within Klal Yisrael and desirous of serving as a role model to students in their cantorial and overall clergy formation. Queries may be directed to Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Chair of the Search Committee (bschiller@huc.edu). The application should be submitted electronically to Cantor Schiller at the above email address and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or more published articles and/or chapters of a dissertation, and an optional recording of a presentation, along with the names, titles and email addresses of three references.The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.
  • This is a 2022 job - I will move it to next year's page once it's created. -5120j
  • Please put any updates on the Musicology 2021-22 page.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assistant Professor of Music History or Ethnomusicology FILLED: Paula Clare Harper, Columbia University 2019[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, shelby.foged@unl.edu
  • 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
  • 1/19: Request for more materials
  • 2/8: Semifinal interviews in progress
  • 3/4: Invitation for (virtual) on-campus interview
  • 4/14: Hiring announcement: Paula Clare Harper (former Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, WUSTL; PhD Columbia 2019)
  • https://arts.unl.edu/hlfpa/news/harper-hired-new-assistant-professor-musicology

Lewis University: Assistant Professor, Music FILLED: Adrianne Honnold, University of Birmingham 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Job Description Summary: Full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Music Department.
  • Responsibilities: Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.
  • Teach courses related to contemporary music. The teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year.
  • Take a leading role in developing a contemporary music program
  • Actively work to recruit students
  • Pursue scholarly activity related to musical expertise
  • Availability to hold office hours and meet with other faculty members and department chairs or directors when necessary
  • Serve as a model of professionalism and act as a resource for students within the teaching-learning environment
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (ABD considered) in ethnomusicology, musicology, or performance with research interests and/or professional experience in genres of contemporary pop music, jazz, post-colonial Mexican folkloric music, music industry, choral conducting, game music, song writing, and/or applied instrument/voice. Strong commitment to teaching and recruitment.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Strong technology skills and college teaching experience. Curriculum development experience.
  • Special Instructions Summary: Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021.
  • 2/12 Asked for zoom interview x2
  • 3/4 "On-campus" Zoom interview scheduled (x2)
  • 3/31 offer made and accepted

Syracuse University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 10 April 2021
  • The Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University seeks a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor specializing in popular music of the African Diaspora. This position is part of a Cluster Hire initiative in the area of Social Differences / Social Justice, spanning different Syracuse University schools and colleges. As its main focus, this research cluster is dedicated to racial, ethnic, indigenous, LGBT and gender identities; understandings of culture; ability; and disability centered around the pursuit of just futures. Further information on this campus-wide hiring initiative can be found at https://www.syracuse.edu/academics/research/cluster-hires/.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper-level, and graduate music history and cultures courses, and advising music history and cultures majors. Service on departmental, college, and university committees will be required appropriate to tenure-track or tenured level appointment. A successful candidate will be committed to diversity and inclusion.
  • Application Instructions: In addition to completing an online application, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references with names and addresses. Applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
  • Job Posting Date: 03/09/2021
  • Application Deadline: 04/10/2021
  • 5/14 Notified that I was not selected for this position, implying someone else was selected and accepted.

University of Florida: Assistant or Associate Professor in African American Studies (Black Cultural Studies - Music)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for four full-time, tenure track, nine-month appointment, at the Assistant or Associate level and one position in Artificial Intelligence/Critical Race and Digital Studies, at the Assistant Professor level, in African American Studies as part of a nationally-focused cluster hire,  to begin August 16, 2021. The five new faculty members will play a central role in moving the current program in African American Studies towards departmental status. We are, therefore, seeking candidates who have experience in curriculum and departmental development. The African American Studies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in research that is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’s intellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests of our undergraduate students. While the field is open, preference will be given to scholars with research and teaching expertise in the following areas: Economics of Racial Inequality, Health Disparities, Carceral Studies, and Black Cultural Studies (sport or music).
  • The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, and strategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as well as the local and national community. Core strategic priorities include: Research that examines the African American experience in a transnational context from a broad base of disciplinary theories; Community-based outreach and learning; and Teaching and skills development that introduces students from all disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history, critical theory, and professional development.
  • Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research and experience in developing a department. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or a terminal degree in a related field. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’s mission and values. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship, with community engagement.
  • Application Instructions: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82852 and must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Sample publication
  • The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can comment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, the potential referees must be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on quality of research, teaching, engagement and/or service.
  • Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and continue until all five positions are filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
  • Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair, Steering Committee, at akinyemi@ufl.edu

University of North Texas: Assistant/Associate Professor of Jazz FILLED: Kimberly Hannon Teal, Eastman 2012[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 18 November 2020
  • The Division of Jazz Studies in the University of North Texas College of Music invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor of Jazz (tenure-track or tenured), beginning August 2021.
  • Duties may include: TEACHING – undergraduate and graduate courses in jazz research, jazz theory, jazz history, and other areas of specialization, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications; serve on undergraduate and graduate advisory committees (BM, MM, and DMA); RESEARCH – contribute original scholarship to a national/international audience through publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, and through scholarly monographs; and SERVICE – recruit undergraduate and graduate students into the Division of Jazz Studies; serve on divisional/college/university committees; participate in professional organizations (JEN, AMS, SMT, CMS, etc.), and perform other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in music (PhD, DMA, DMus, etc.) in jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, or music history at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in college-level teaching; an active research agenda; expertise in jazz and related genres, as evidenced in a dissertation and scholarly publications/conference presentations; expertise and/or enthusiasm for student recruiting; and commitment to high standards, professional ethics, and collegiality.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or master’s degree in Jazz Studies preferred but not required. Experience in teaching jazz courses (theory and/or history) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience and/or expertise in teaching non-jazz theory courses.
  • Posting Number: F323P
  • Special Instructions to Applicants
  • 1. Cover letter that speaks to the required and preferred qualifications of the position
  • 2. Curriculum Vitae
  • 3. One example of professional writing
  • 4. Statement (300 words or less) uploaded as “Other Document” speaking to your commitment, previous record, and/or future plans for mentoring and recruiting a diverse student population, as well as fostering a more inclusive curriculum and learning environment
  • 5. Names and contact information for three references

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

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021, for best consideration (review begins May 1; applications will be accepted until June 30) 31 July 2021
  • The University of Notre Dame seeks a music historian, appointable at the level of associate or full professor, with tenure, who will direct Notre Dame's Graduate Program in Sacred Music. The person appointed to this position will have a distinguished record as a scholar, a gift for and interest in teaching graduate students, and successful experience in or a strong aptitude for administrative work and collaboration within the arts. Knowledge of the musical and liturgical traditions of some period within the history of the Roman Catholic Church, and/or an understanding of contemporary issues regarding music and liturgy within the Church is essential.
  • Affiliated faculty, most of whom are also appointed in the departments of Music and/or of Theology, work with the Director of SMND to design the curriculum, manage the choral ensembles, and maintain musical instruments and facilities. The Director of SMND shares the responsibility with the Chair of the Department of Music for O'Neill Hall of Music and Sacred Music (opened in 2018), including its concert venues, classrooms, and other spaces. O'Neill Hall also houses a full-service music library. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, liaises with the development officer within the College, manages the SMND budget, and is a member of both the Dean's Committee of Deans, Chairs, and Directors, and of the Provost's Committee for Departments Chairs/School Liaisons/Program Directors.
  • The Director works in close partnership with the Chair of the Department of Music and with the professional staff of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to sustain the vibrant musical life now flourishing at the University of Notre Dame. The Director also meets regularly with the Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to advance common goals. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (opened in 2004) (https://performingarts.nd.edu) has six acoustically outstanding performing spaces, including the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, and presents top-ranked international and national performers. O'Neill Hall and the DPAC form the core of an emerging “arts corridor” on campus.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. required
  • Application Instructions: The committee will begin reading applications on May 1, 2021 and interviews will be in the early Fall, 2021. The committee will begin reading applications during the summer and interviews will be in the early Fall, 2021. The appointment as Director will be for three years, starting fall semester 2022, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should upload a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation addressing teaching and research, as well as administrative abilities and experience.
  • Please do not send supporting materials in this initial stage of the search.
  • 5/19 Deadline pushed back - new material in bold above.
  • Please put any updates on the Musicology 2021-22 page.

University of Tennessee: Open Rank Professors (2), Africana Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 February 2021
  • In response to Chancellor Donde Plowman’s announcement of The University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus) seeking the advancement of current interdisciplinary program (IDP) of Africana Studies into a future Department of Africana Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University invites applications for two, open-rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) tenure-track positions from individuals whose research agendas encompass a broad spectrum of scholarship and creative activity related to the continent and/or peoples of Africa, the African Diaspora, and/or the African-American experience.
  • Individuals appointed to these positions will begin their tenure home in one of the College's 21 academic Departments or Schools (https://artsci.utk.edu/departments-programs/by-divisions/). The candidates are expected to make substantive contributions to the mission of the College's interdisciplinary program in Africana Studies (http://artsci.utk.edu/departments-programs/interdisciplinary-undergraduate-programs/), including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Africana Studies.
  • Although the process to convert the Africana Studies IDP into a fully-fledged, tenure-granting Department in the College of Art & Sciences is just starting, we have every expectation and the full support of the Central Administration that this will be the ultimate outcome.
  • The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship or creative activity, and a commitment to excellent teaching. Appropriate terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Appointment will be made at a rank commensurate with an individual's level of experience, with an expected start date of Fall Semester 2021.
  • Qualifications: We encourage applications for these positions from qualified individuals pursuing research agendas aligned with our Africana Studies academic unit, especially in the following disciplines and concentrations:
  • Humanities (English and Literature [emphasis on 20th and 21st centuries], Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures);
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology, or Geography); and
  • The Arts (Ethnomusicology or Historical Musicology).
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.   Send electronic application, including the following:
  • A letter of application;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of reference (excluding applicants who are Full Professors);
  • research prospectus;
  • A teaching statement; and
  • A statement on how their home discipline and Africana Studies intersect.
  • Questions? Please contact africanastudies@utk.edu.
  • Posted on SEM Career Center 2/19

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley: Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Teresita Lozano, University of Colorado Boulder 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 December 2020
  • The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Tenure Track – Assistant Professor of Musicology to join the School of Music in Fall 2021. Primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology and related topics as assigned by the director of the School of Music. Other expectations include participation in research/publication, scholarly presentations, and service activities. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for an Assistant Professor and may be required to teach on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses depending on departmental needs.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A completed doctorate in Music or related field from an accredited university by August 1, 2021. A record of research and successful teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Experience teaching musicology and related courses. Evidence of productivity or potential for publishing/research/active creative activity/scholarship is important.
  • Preferred Qualifications: While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to applicants who complement the strengths of current musicology and ethnomusicology faculty, and whose research and teaching is culturally relevant to the Rio Grande Valley and UTRGV’s aspiration to becoming the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving research institution. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, scholarly activities, and publications. Experience with diverse student populations is preferred.Innovative teaching methods, including the ability to develop online courses are strongly encouraged. Evidence of undergraduate and graduate student recruiting is a plus.
  • Open Date: 11/02/2020
  • Close Date: 12/31/2020
  • To apply: https://careers.utrgv.edu/
  • To be complete, the application online, fill out the reference stage of the application for the 3 letters of recommendations, letter of interest, current vitae, list of three references for name, title, email/telephone contact by search committee, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Writing/Publication Sample, Other Documents: Statement on Diversity.
  • 11/3 - No less than eight documents are required. I doubt than anyone will read more than a quarter of the submitted applications. If you are on the search committee for this position, please relay the message to your fellow members that this is ridiculous.
  • 11/9 - In addition to the eight required documents for the first round, it is unclear what two other documents are required. Their HR system does not allow an application to be submitted without uploading files under the rubrics "Other Document" and "Additional Documents."
  • 12/17 - Has anyone clarified what these mystery "Other Document" and "Additional Documents" are supposed to be?
    • 12/20 - Looking through the job ad, it says at the end of the (long) list of required uploads, "Other Documents: Statement on Diversity." So that would be the "other" document. But then, along with a required "other" document is also a mystery "additional" document, and who knows what that might be, and there is no contact information anywhere.
    • 12/20 - Part of the problem is that the application itself asks for a required Teaching Statement and Teaching Philosophy (two separate docs). So, I figure one of those is the Diversity Statement? This application is really very messy...
  • 1/22: request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 2/12: any news after Zoom interview on 1/22?
  • 2/12: crickets
  • 2/12: same here (3rd poster)
  • 2:12: I've also heard nothing. Oddly enough, none of the jobs I've had phone interviews for have been updated here after that stage. So, either the finalists aren't on the wiki or people just stop updating at that stage for some reason.
  • 2/12: Campus interviews (Zoom) occurred this past week, I believe.
  • 3/11: notification that another candidate has been offered and accepted the position

University of Virginia: Assistant Professor in Music - Black Sound Art and/or Black Sound Studies, Tenure Track SEARCH PAUSED[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of Virginia seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a focus on Black sound art and/or Black sound studies. We seek a colleague who uses and teaches experimental, participatory, collaborative, and/or community-based methods. We are especially interested in candidates whose work blends creative and scholarly production. Possible fields include, but are not limited to, sound art, sound studies, interface and instrument building, improvisation, composition, musicology, creative ethnography, and sound design. Candidates should have a PhD or DMA.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students in and outside the major, teaching and advising PhD students in the Composition and Computer Technologies program and / or Critical and Comparative Studies program. Responsibilities also include mentoring and contributing to an inclusive and equitable community in the department and university. We are particularly interested in applicants committed to ethical community partnerships.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD or DMA at the time of appointment.
  • TO APPLY: Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.
  • Visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  and search on posting number R0021307, complete a candidate profile, and attach the materials noted below.
  • A cover letter of interest that describes your research and / or creative practice, teaching, as well as a statement describing how your courses, research and / or service have helped, or will help, advance issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within academic institutions, in the field of music and sound studies, or in broader community engagements.
  • A CV
  • An example of creative work / writing sample (25-50 pages) with a one-page context to the work included. For electronic submissions of creative work, please include a link to your work. If you prefer to submit a physical copy, please mail it to the Department of Music, attention: Kim Turner, 112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville VA 22904
  • Names and titles of 3 referees
  • The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2021, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2021.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 3/21: Received email saying search was paused, would resume in September.

University of Washington: Assistant Professor in Music History FILLED: Frederick Reece, Harvard University 2018[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 02 December 2020
  • The School of Music at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle seeks a scholar of music history for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin September 16, 2021. This position holds a nine-month (September 16-June 15) annual service term. The UW operates on the quarter system, with a teaching load consisting of one or two courses per quarter, depending on the type of classes and enrollment.  
  • The area of specialization sought is music of the 18th and 19th centuries, including instrumental music, in order to complement the research and teaching activities of the current academic and performing faculty of the School of Music. Additionally, some teaching in music theory will be expected, ranging from non-major theory to upper-level courses in theory.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a well-developed research agenda and teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both music majors and other undergraduates. It is expected that applicants will represent a broad array of approaches to the issues of repertory, composers, and trends, and will examine music within the context of larger themes of music history and the issues of diversity and inclusion. As a research-intensive (R1) institution, the University of Washington requires and supports research through funding that is awarded through internal competitive processes. The successful candidate will be expected to perform appropriate departmental and university service, to serve on graduate committees for academic and performance degrees, and to encourage diverse views of musical creativity and representation.
  • Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in musicology, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. Experience in developing and teaching via an online platform for large non-major classes is required. The successful candidate’s portfolio will contain indications of national recognition at the early career stage, and will be expected to develop a research portfolio that will have a significant influence in the field of musicology.
  • Instructions: A review of applications will begin on December 2, 2020, based on materials submitted via Interfolio. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one sample of writing (an article; or dissertation or book chapter), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a separate statement on the applicant’s perspectives on equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly in regard to teaching and research. Via the Interfolio link, please request three reference letters that can address the teaching experience and research promise of the applicant.  All application materials and letters of reference should be submitted via Interfolio.
  • Candidates are encouraged to describe components of inclusiveness in their core teaching for music majors and in advanced coursework in both music history and music theory. The search committee looks forward to learning about the context of the research of each applicant through the combination of the candidate’s materials and reference letters. Short-listed applicants will be asked for additional materials after the initial review of applications; the eventual screening interviews and full interviews will be conducted online. More information about the program can be found at https://music.washington.edu/areas/music-history  and inquiries can be sent to muhst@uw.edu
  • 1/7 Just for the record: the position appears tailored to an inside candidate (current lecturer), who is also a spousal hire. Good luck!
  • 2/17 I applied for last year's position here when there was an inside candidate. And an external candidate was selected (not me).
  • 06/01: Hiring announcement on 05/24: Frederick Reece (Lecturer in Music History at UoW; PhD Harvard 2018).
  • https://music.washington.edu/news/2021/05/24/music-history-program-welcomes-dr-frederick-reece-september-2021

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

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 17 December 2020
  • STARTING DATE:Fall 2021
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Required: Ph.D. in Musicology or Music Theory or D.M.A. ABDs with strong teaching credentials may also be considered.
  • Preferred: Proven expertise in piano instruction
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate core music theory and music history courses. Other responsibilities may include an applied area of specialty. Student recruiting and participation in faculty governance is expected.
  • The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or be ABD with graduation date no later than December 31, 2021; demonstrate excellence in teaching; and be an innovative and productive researcher.
  • SALARY: Competitive
  • CONTRACT: Nine-month, contract; tenure track.
  • APPLICATION: Nominations or application package (Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current references) should be sent electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu.
  • For specific questions contact Brian Pfaltzgraff, Chair of Search Committee at brian.pfaltzgraff@wartburg.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 3/16: Any updates here? I noticed on Chronicle that Wartburg just posted another position, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, asking for evidence of studio/strings instruction and preferred DMA in orchestral conducting.
    • 3/17: Applied a while back, but have not heard anything. (x2)
  • 3/17: Offered a Zoom interview
  • From theory wiki: 3/23 According to email today from HR, "The Search Committee has been working on narrowing down candidates and plans to schedule interviews within the next week."
  • 4/28 Any news here? Has anyone been offered a second round interview?
  • From theory wiki: 5/11: Rejection Received
  • 5/17 Rejection received. Email indicates someone has been hired.

Western Kentucky University: Assistant Professor of Music/Musicology FILLED: Sophie Benn, Case Western Reserve University 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2020
  • The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound classroom management, organizational skills, and an ability to foster critical thinking, research, and scholarly writing skills in students; will teach required courses in music history and music literature to undergraduate and graduate music majors; teach and oversee core curriculum courses in music appreciation and other musicology courses; sustain an appropriate teaching, scholarship, and service portfolio; serve as the departmental liaison with the university library; and work collaboratively within a large and comprehensive music program. Candidates will have a broad approach to the musicology curriculum, will be capable of imagining and implementing innovative approaches to the discipline and emerging fields of study, and be able to teach and/or oversee curricula across the genres from Classical, Jazz, World Music, to other popular styles in an inclusive vision of musicology. Additional responsibilities will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate's strengths.  
  • Requirements: Earned Doctorate in Music History or Musicology (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment. Demonstrated research and scholarship in the field, and a commitment to public and professional service. Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, and the ability to work effectively within a diverse campus community.
  • Application Instructions: The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by December 1, 2020, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (addressing pedagogy, use of technology, and teaching a diverse population)
  • Video Link of a Teaching Presentation
  • Names and contact information of five reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.
  • You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.
  • 12/3 (1) I submitted a day early and received a confirmation email, but no links to send to my references. Anyone else in that boat, or did I miss a step?
    • 12/3 (2) my understanding is that the search committee will contact your five references you are asked to fill out on the online application form.
    • 12/3 (3) Yesterday I received what I assumed was an automated email requesting that I login to their portal and request letters from my five references. The process involved logging into their portal and clicking "request letter" five times, once for each reference that I had entered earlier in the process.
    • 12/3 (1) Okay, I did not receive that (presumably second) automated email. My references on the site still say "not sent" and the help desk basically gave me the FAQ answer. Oh well. Perhaps it will still come.
    • 12/3 (3) Yes, I had received a first email (weeks ago when I applied) acknowledging receipt of my application and a second the day after applications closed. I can't imagine they had gone through and hand selected a second round the day after the applications were due. I had never seen this quirk before in which I had to request letters (rather, click "request" on each recommender) myself following the application deadline. Typically this step is automated by HR.
    • 12/3 (4) I wonder how many people received this second email about logging in to request letters? I also submitted the day before the deadline and received confirmation of receipt but haven't received this request.
    • 12/3 (5) Submitted a few days before the deadline, but haven't received the second email about reference letters either. x2
    • 12/7 received the second email requesting reference letters through the application portal. x2
    • 12/7: request for Zoom interview. x2
    • 12/18: virtual campus interview (on Zoom) scheduled.
  • 2/2: notification that position has been offered and accepted

Western Washington University: Assistant Professor, Black American Music and Social Justice[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Summary of Duties: The successful applicant will develop and teach Music of Black America, Music and Social Protest; they might also be asked to develop dedicated online versions of these courses for WSU Global Campus.  Other possible teaching assignments will be dependent upon the strengths of the successful candidate and program needs.  The successful candidate will direct a performance ensemble or guide our students in some form of applied music-making.  They will build relationships with on-campus and across-system culture bearers to create social platforms allowing music, and other arts, to be a form of safe and creative expression.  They will facilitate opportunities for students to engage in musical performance as protest, enabling students to acquire a transformative education while completing their college degrees.  Additionally, the successful candidate will mentor Music majors, supervise graduate students, maintain scholarship, research, and/or creative activity, and provide service to the department, college, university and/or profession.
  • Tenure Track: Yes
  • Required Qualifications: Terminal degree required, or commensurate professional experience.  Potential to produce significant scholarly achievements, creative activities, and/or research related to the position.  ABD candidates must have degree completed by August 15, 2021.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior college teaching experience; Jazz drumming background preferred but not required; Experience working in collaborative production spaces or on collaborative projects and programs; Commitment to retention of underrepresented students and student-success initiatives; Experience with, or willingness to, teach online.
  • Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please supply a letter of application, addressing creative activity, teaching qualifications, and links to relevant projects; Curriculum Vita; three current letters of reference; undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts; creative activity sample and statement; diversity statement, addressing commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogies, research, and creative activity; and Optional: Syllabi from any similar courses taught. For questions, contact Dr. Melissa Parkhurst, melissa.parkhurst@wsu.edu, 1-509-335-6481.
  • This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://provost.wsu.edu/clusterhire/.
  • Zoom interview(s) held 3/9.

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

Algoma University: Assistant Professor in Music (1-year Term Appointment)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 May 2021
  • MUSIC, ALGOMA UNIVERSITY – SAULT STE. MARIE CAMPUS
  • Algoma University invites applications for a 1-year contractually-limited term appointment in Music, in the Department of Music and Visual Arts, at its Sault Ste. Marie campus, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.
  • The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in Music, PhD preferred.  The candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Music and Materials of Music courses. In addition, the appointee will provide up to eight hours of applied instruction per week, assist in the organization of and attend weekly performance classes, participate in final examination juries as required, and contribute to university service as requested. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching experience at the university level.
  • Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer teaching review and/or  student evaluations), and a statement outlining research interests and accomplishments to Dr. István Imre, Acting Academic Dean, via deanapps@algomau.ca.  Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received by 4 pm EST on May 4, 2021 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.

Alma College: Lecturer, Department of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • The Department of Music at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer for the 2021-2022 year. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021.
  • The department seeks a candidate who will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context. The department supports both a B.A. in Music and a B.M. in Music Education. We seek a dynamic choral director with strengths in historical musicology and music education. The successful candidate would be expected to conduct the College Chorale (a treble ensemble) and teach required courses for music majors in music history and music education. A D.M.A. or Ph.D. is strongly preferred, but candidates who are ABD or with a master’s degree will be considered. Previous teaching and conducting experience are essential.
  • Review of applications will begin February 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Applications should include: C.V.; a cover letter that includes a statement of the candidate’s commitment to working in an institution that promotes diversity; a teaching statement that incorporates evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, and phone number). Video of conducting and classroom teaching are not required in this initial phase, but will be asked of all finalists.
  • Please send applications via email to: Sandra Hagerman, Academic Secretary, Department of Music, hagermansa@alma.edu

Bradley University: Assistant Professor/Instructor in Residence of Music History and Piano (Non-Tenure-Track)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 June 2021
  • The NASM accredited Department of Music at Bradley University seeks a highly qualified and dynamic individual to teach Music History and Piano. Teaching assignments will include Music History I, II, III, IV, and Applied Piano. Additionally, the ability to teach Aural Skills in the theory sequence is strongly desired. Other teaching may be assigned based on the candidate’s skill set.
  • This is a full-time non-tenure-track position beginning August 25, 2021.
  • Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach courses as assigned, which includes the four-course sequence in Music History and Applied Piano.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to teach Aural Skills.
  • Perform as appropriate with University ensembles and for university events.
  • Maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students.
  • Serve as an advisor and mentor to students.
  • Engage in meaningful and useful service that promotes department, college and university strategic goals and priorities, commensurate to rank.
  • Develop and maintain strong links with music alumni and professional organizations.
  • Qualifications:
  • An appropriate master’s degree is required for appointment at the rank of Instructor in Residence.
  • An appropriate terminal degree is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence. Preference will be given to those with an appropriate terminal degree in a position-related field.
  • Outstanding classroom teaching skills.
  • Classroom teaching experience in a collegiate environment.
  • Superior musical and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to teach Aural Skills in the theory sequence is strongly desired.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Application materials are due ­­­­June 1, 2021. Electronic submission is required. Qualified candidates should email all application materials to tkelly@bradley.edu in digital PDF format, including:
  • Letter of application addressing qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of successful teaching. Such evidence should include student evaluations, course syllabi, teaching philosophy, and videos of teaching
  • Complete contact information, including email address, from five professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation, sent directly from the reviewer to chairperson
  • To ensure full consideration, application material should be received by June 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • Also posted at Piano 2020-21

Brandeis University, Visiting Assistant Professor in Music FILLED: Name(s) unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The Department of Music at Brandeis University invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Music beginning July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will join a small, active department and will have a 3-2 teaching load, which, depending on the candidate’s area of expertise, could include the following: a music fundamentals class for non-majors, a course in our music history sequence, a half-credit music ensemble course, and one or two graduate seminars of interest to our musicology students and/or our composition students.
  • We seek a dynamic scholar-teacher to augment our current program strengths. The area of specialization is open; however, we particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that reach beyond the traditional Western canon. Ethnomusicologists, scholar-performers, specialists in folk and popular musics, and music historians with global and/or interdisciplinary perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should preferably hold a Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Music Theory by the time of appointment but advanced ABDs will be considered.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes a description of the candidate’s research plans and teaching experience, and a CV.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 4/23 - Request for additional materials and interview (x2)
  • (5/11) any movement since the 4/30 interviews? Sounded as if they wanted to make a decision within a week or so?
  • 5/21 - Notified that the department has been approved for a second position. Request for additional materials and brief interview.
  • 6/1 - Notified that department has hired two individuals.
  • 6/4 In addition to the two full-time hires, they are also now looking for someone to teach one music history courses for Fall 2021 - see the Talk page or https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis---Waltham-Campus/Lecturer-in-Music_R0004273

Carleton College: Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Music (Ethnomusicology)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 22 March 2021
  • The Department of Music at Carleton College invites applications for a sabbatical replacement position (0.66 FTE, non-tenure track, eligible for health benefits) in Ethnomusicology at the rank of visiting assistant professor or instructor level, appropriate to education and experience, beginning September 1, 2021.
  • We seek an ethnomusicologist who is an active scholar and who has an understanding of, and commitment to, teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. A Ph.D in Ethnomusicology or closely related field is required. ABD applicants will be considered, but the doctorate should be completed before the position start date. The candidate will teach four courses over the academic year, concentrating on a mix of global area studies and American vernacular music. Specialists in African, Latin American or Indigenous music(s), and/or hip-hop are strongly preferred. We also seek a scholar who may incorporate aspects of practical music making and/or experiential learning into their courses.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.
  • Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.
  • To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at careers.carleton.edu and submit an online application by March 22, 2021, including a letter of application, a C.V., and a written statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Contact information for three letters of reference should also be uploaded at the same site.
  • 4/29 Has anyone had an update since their initial Zoom interview?
  • 5/28 Rejection e-mail

Case Western Reserve University: Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 March 2021
  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for three postdoctoral scholars in the humanities. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the scholarships support research in the humanities by scholars in the early stages of their careers and provide them with opportunities to explore leadership in higher education as participants in the Humanities in Leadership Learning Series (HILLS).  Scholars will join a community of postdoctoral researchers, CWRU faculty, and graduate students and be affiliated with one or more of the humanities departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • We are particularly interested in scholars whose research explores issues related to race and racism, ethnicity, and/or social justice within the humanities and humanities-related fields (including Anthropology and Archaeology, Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies, Art History, Classics, Geography and Population Studies, English, Film, Cinema and Media Studies, Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Linguistics, Literature, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theater Studies).
  • To support research and leadership development, each scholar will be assigned two CWRU faculty mentors: one in the scholar’s field of specialization and one from the HILLS program. In addition to participating in these mentoring relationships, the scholars will be expected to teach one course related to their speciality and to actively pursue their own research project, such as a scholarly book, in order to develop their future professional career. The scholars will have the opportunity to organize a seminar and/or workshop with faculty as a means to support their research interests and career options.
  • Application Instructions
  • Cover letter, including a description of the research project to be developed during the one-year period
  • Diversity statement, which explains either:  
  • How their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future, Or
  • How they value diversity, equity, and inclusion within their research and discipline(s) and how their own scholarly work might contribute to structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also suggest how the candidate’s work, while as a member of Case Western Reserve University, will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how moving forward they intend to foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference.  
  • One-page description of up to three ideas for courses that the candidate would be interested in teaching
  • List of top three current CWRU College of Arts and Sciences humanities or humanities-related faculty members who might serve as research mentor
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of reference
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand prior to the appointment start date (on or about August 15, 2021).
  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by March 26, 2021 at http://apply.interfolio.com/83795. Applications will continue to be considered until the positions are filled.
  • Contact Interim Program Director Meagan Rodgers at meagan.rodgers@case.edu with questions.
  • 04/26: Offer received

Colby College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Music History[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 March 2021
  • The Colby College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in music history for the 2021-22 academic year. The successful candidate will join a small, active, and highly collaborative department and will have responsibilities that include teaching our Introduction to Music class, two courses in the music history sequence, and an elective open to both majors and non-majors. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates with a record of previous college teaching and the ability to offer an elective course in one of the following areas: music in film, jazz history or theory, American musical theater or non-Western music history/theory. Completed Ph.D. or ABD preferred.
  • To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/83248
  • Include a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. The department would also appreciate a list of the candidate’s ideas for 2-3 possible eective offerings that would appeal to a broad range of students. (Please include a brief description of each course and how it might contribute to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting.) Application materials can include hyperlinks to audio/video files within the relevant application documents but the department requests that physical copies of recordings and/or publications not be sent unless requested. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions about the application or submission process should be directed to: Professor Jon Hallstrom, Co-Chair, Department of Music, Colby College, jfhallst@colby.edu, 207-859-5671
  • 3/22: Zoom interview request (x7)
  • 4/9: Invitation for (virtual) finalist interview
  • 4/27: Rejection, after virtual campus visit

Columbia University: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, African American and African Diaspora Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021
  • Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Department invites applications for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance, to begin July 1, 2021. The position is open to those who have received the Ph.D. within the last three academic years; and candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment.
  • This position is supported by AAADS’s new Andrew Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Envisioning the Arts as Central to Conceptions of African-American and African Diaspora Studies.” This project deepens AAADS’s commitment to scholarship and programming on the literary, musical, performance and visual arts of the African Diaspora and builds upon this rich intellectual tradition by ensuring a place for the study, analysis and practice of the arts through curricular, intellectual and programming initiatives of the new department and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS). We invite applications from scholars whose work examines and engages with the role of the arts in African American and African Diaspora cultures and communities. Disciplinary orientation, period of study, and area of specialization are open; but might include anthropology, art history, architecture, literary and cultural studies, musicology, and performance studies.
  • The successful candidate will be free to pursue an independent research agenda. However, the postdoctoral research scholar is also expected to be actively involved in the intellectual life of the department and will have opportunities to participate in various programs associated with the department’s Mellon-funded project. The postdoctoral research scholar will teach one course per year during the fellowship term.
  • Complete applications are due by April 30, 2021
  • Questions about this position may be directed to Professor Josef Sorett at js3119@columbia.edu.
  • This appointment is a full-time position for a term of one year, renewable for up to one additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site, applicants should upload the following required materials:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Writing Sample (up to 25 pages)
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • Applicants should enter the information and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.
  • As of 4/6, I can't find the listing on Columbia's HR site (RAPS) - 5120j
  • 4/15 - Job is now available on Columbia's site: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7499

Connecticut College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Name unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 05 April 2021
  • The Connecticut College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in historical musicology for the academic year 2021-2022. We seek a colleague with broad expertise in the area of musicology, its subfields, and its pedagogies, and who is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. The successful candidate’s expertise will complement current departmental offerings and extend to such topics as African diasporic, Latinx, Indigenous, or popular musics, and to such approaches as critical race studies, decolonization, or gender and sexuality studies. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the history of western art music, American music, and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy to musicsearch@conncoll.edu. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to musicsearch@conncoll.edu, as well. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Midge Thomas, chair of the search committee, at metho@conncoll.edu.
  • Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.
  • The teaching load for full-time visitors is five courses per year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.
  • Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.
  • 4/14: invitation to "finalist" virtual interview (x2)
  • 5/26 Offer made and accepted

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

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021 (applications still accepted until 2/12/21, per AJO post)
  • 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. Review will begin on January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 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: humctr@cornell.edu
  • Edited 1/22/21 - Please note that applications are still being accepted for this position. The AJO posting has reopened and the description edited to read "Review will begin January 15 and continue until position is filled."
  • 1/25 Updates marked in bold above.
  • 3/12 Rejection email received

Douglas College: Regular Probationary Faculty -- Music History[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 16 May 2021
  • The Music Department is seeking to hire a probationary regular instructor to teach the Music history survey courses in our University Transferable Music Diploma programs for the 2021- 2022 academic year.
  • The position is half-time (4 courses per academic year) and starts August 16, 2021. For Fall 2021, we anticipate these courses will be delivered in person. Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.
  • Responsibilities: You will be responsible for: Teaching all four survey courses in the history of Western art music: MUSC 1120, 1220, 2320, 2420. Assessing and evaluating students’ progress and achievement. Overseeing curriculum revision and development in music history. Working with the library to ensure currency and relevance of music history resources. Attending departmental meetings, sharing in departmental responsibilities, and participating in committee work. Maintaining currency in the field through professional development activity.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need: A Ph.D. in Musicology, or equivalent. Mastery in the literature of Western art music from the Greeks to the present. Familiarity with popular, jazz, world, and Canadian music. Current knowledge of pedagogical approaches in music history. Demonstrated success in teaching music history at the post-secondary level. Familiarity with online and audio/visual resources for music history. Evidence of ongoing research and/or other scholarly work in music. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others in a respectful manner. Successful completion of administrative and organizational tasks. Experience with online delivery of Music history courses will be considered an asset.
  • Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online.
  • This position will remain open until filled with a first review date of May 17, 2021. We anticipate holding interviews online in June 2021.
  • Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
  • All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.
  • Position Type: Faculty - Probationary Regular
  • Posting Category: Faculty
  • Start Date: 08/16/2021
  • End Date: 08/31/2022
  • 4/23 I'm confused about where to put this posting. "Probationary faculty" means "tenure-track" to me, but it's only half-time and for one year? Anyone know knows more about Canadian hiring contracts have an idea? Job duties & desired qualifications sure sound like a tenure-track hire. -5120j
    • This is a community college position, so there is no tenure track. BC college faculty do have strong unions, however, so the position would be relatively secure after the probationary period.

Drexel University: Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Program[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 April 2021
  • The Department of Performing Arts seeks a candidate to serve as full time, one year Assistant Teaching Professor in the Music Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Areas of teaching include African Diasporic Music Practices, such as Jazz Orchestra, History of Jazz Music, History of African American Music, and History of Popular Music with an emphasis on the contribution of Black musicians and African Diasporic musical forms. Additional responsibilities of this position will be to work on the development of the Arts & Culture activities at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships by supporting community-based learning initiatives in music, including music lessons and music recording, as well as serve as the point person for arts and culture activities at Dornsife, including supporting inquiries from the local art community. The responsibilities include up to 27 credits of teaching per academic year, as well as service to the department, college, and University. Teaching load will be spread over nine months of the year during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  • Preferred candidates will have expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration. They will have knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education; and experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.
  • Priority consideration given to applications received prior April 15, applications open until position is filled.
  • Essential Functions
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the Music Program including, but not limited to Jazz Orchestra, History of Jazz Music, History of African American Music, and History of Popular Music.
  • Support community-based learning initiatives in music, including music lessons and music recording, as well as serve as the point person for arts and culture activities at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, including supporting inquiries from the local art community.
  • Attend meetings of the Dornsife Center staff, as well assist when appropriate, in grant writing efforts to support Arts & Culture at the Dornsife center
  • Develop and teach other undergraduate courses within both the Music Program based on individual skillset and industry expertise.
  • Participate in the Music Program’s curriculum assessment and development.
  • Develop and maintain industry relationships supporting curriculum, student co-ops, and creative collaborations with the university’s Music Program.
  • Assist in the programs’ administration including student recruitment, curriculum development and revisions, course evaluation, and raising awareness of the programs’ activities.
  • Continue their professional creative work or scholarship on a national level and integrate it into their teaching.
  • Serve on committees for the college and university, maintain involvement in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrable depth, breadth and working knowledge of African diasporic music practices and popular music studies.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in music performance.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in an applicable field
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Additional Information: Salary ranges between $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 depending upon experience.
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
  • Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.
  • Advertised: Mar 31 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Applications close: Apr 30 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17176
  • 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. pbodager@duke.edu
  • 11/27 Question: Has anyone requested and received clarification regarding the length of the Research Statement and/or the format for the syllabi?
  • 11/28 From the search committee: The research statement offers you an opportunity to expand on your ideas represented in the cover letter (eg. give us an outline of your dissertation chapters and say what you plan to work on first for post-diss publication). Length is flexible, max 5pages, ideally less than this. Syllabi: no format stipulated. Ideally send us a fully worked out syllabus for a class you've taught or would like to teach, with a blurb and readings/listenings stipulated for each week. Minimally, send us the idea and its motivation, the class topics, and give us some idea of how you'd go about fleshing it out.


Emory University: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Description: The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to two annual Post-Doctoral Fellowships for one academic year of research, writing, teaching, and residence at the Center. The purpose of the FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time, space, and other resources necessary to advance their work. In addition, the Program was created to give the Emory community access to a range of humanistic work by scholars from other institutions.
  • An essential feature of the Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory. Thus Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an upper-level undergraduate course on a subject of their choice during the spring semester of their fellowship year.
  • Stipends of $47,000 will be offered to Post-Doctoral Fellows. In addition, a research fund of $2,000 will be made available to each Fellow, along with shared office space in the Center and access to the Emory University Libraries.
  • Qualifications: The Ph.D. must be in hand before the application deadline of January 15, 2021. Post-Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to those who have held the Ph.D. for no more than six years before receiving the Fellowship.
  • 4/6: Rejection email

Grinnell College: Visiting Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor in Jazz and Popular Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 March 2021
  • The Department of Music invites applications for a one-year appointment in jazz and popular music studies beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. The candidate will be expected to direct a jazz/improvisation ensemble and teach classes in their area of interest.
  • Such classes might include, but are not limited to, jazz history, American popular music, afro-diasporic music, improvisation, and ethnomusicology. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. A one-semester ensemble counts as a full course, and the candidate will have the option to direct the ensemble during one or both semesters. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/majors-concentrations/music
  • Minimum Qualifications: Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Processor possible
  • Preferred Qualifications: Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 30, 2021. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Mark Laver, at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4849.
  • 4/20 Request for interview

Hamilton College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Music History) FILLED: Tonia Passwater, CUNY Graduate Center ABD[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 March 2021
  • The Department of Music at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates to teach music theory and Western music history with an emphasis on the period from 1750-1900. Further, we seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. The teaching load for this position is five courses, including music theory, music history, and an introductory listening course that encompasses a diverse range of musics and approaches.
  • Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. A completed doctorate is required by the start of employment, and the strongest candidates will have evidence of college teaching experience and an established scholarly record.
  • To apply for this position please submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/84033
  • 1) letter of application, including a section that addresses the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment
  • 2) curriculum vitae
  • 3) sample syllabi and other evidence of college teaching experience
  • 4) examples of scholarship
  • 5) three names of potential references.
  • Questions regarding the search may be directed to Lydia Hamessley, Music Department Chair, at lhamessl@hamilton.edu. Our review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 3/19: Zoom interview request (x3)
  • 3/26 Invitation for virtual "on-campus" interview (×2)
  • 4/15 offer made and accepted

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology FILLED: Bertie Kibreah, University of Chicago 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 23 April 2021
  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology invites applications for a one-year position (with possibility of renewal) at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology to begin in Fall of 2021. We seek creative scholars who integrate ethnography and theoretical analysis, and who deepen our dialogue with other disciplines and debates. The successful applicant will be able to teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate courses, and their research and teaching interests should complement the strengths of our existing curriculum. The teaching load for this position will be 4 courses per year (2 fall/2 spring).
  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary center for the study of music and culture in global contexts, which offers BA, MA and PhD degrees. The department has a full-time teaching faculty of 15 folklorists and ethnomusicologists, and a graduate and undergraduate student population of over 100 students. Applicants must have completed the PhD in ethnomusicology or a related field by the date of appointment, and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
  • How to Apply / Contact: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to Michelle Melhouse (mmelhous@indiana.edu), and addressed to Dr. David A. McDonald, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, 800 E. 3rd St., Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47405. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Interview 5/10
  • Rejection 5/14
  • Congratulations to Bertie Kibreah (UChicago 2019)! https://music.uchicago.edu/news/music-department-phd-graduates-and-recent-alumni-receive-academic-appointments-and-fellowships

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Postdoctoral Resident Scholar (Musicology)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 January 2021
  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates for a two‐year, full‐time visiting position in musicology for the academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23. The successful candidate will teach two courses during one semester (typically in the first year), and one course per semester during the remaining three semesters; conduct an active program of research during the appointment, resulting in the submission of proposals to research conferences, the submission of articles to academic journals, or other scholarly projects; attend two conferences per year; deliver a colloquium to the department each year; and participate in other departmental activities as assigned by the chair of the department.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. Degree in music is required. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. from an institution other than Indiana University no more than five years prior to their appointment.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a document (approximately two pages in length) describing your areas of expertise and proposing specific course topics that would be of interest, and the names, titles, and email addresses for each of three professional references. An email message with instructions about uploading letter of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, please contact Cecilia Bass, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean, (812) 855-5541 ceciflem@indiana.edu
  • 2/5- Request for additional materials (writing sample) (x2)

Longy School of Music: Artist-Teacher for Folk Traditions Ensemble[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College seeks applications for artist-teachers to guide our new Folk Tradition Ensemble which traverses folk and improvisation traditions from around the world, from Balkan/Klezmer to Turkish/Middle Eastern, American (Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass), and Chinese/Pan-Asian. The Folk Traditions Ensemble will teach each tradition on a rotating basis.  Familiarity with each style listed above is not necessary.  Instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to percussionists, applicants who play traditional instruments, and pianists.    
  • Date of appointment: Fall 2021
  • Job Responsibilities: Run an ensemble focused on folk traditions undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Attend and provide professional feedback on undergraduate and graduate student admission auditions, student juries, dress rehearsals, and recitals. Provide recommendations and support to students seeking to pursue graduate or doctoral study. Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer programs post-graduation. Creatively incorporate elements of the Longy mission, “to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world”, into private lesson delivery. Participate in large school events including full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings. Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory and its Jazz and Contemporary Music Department. Evaluate and grade the performance of your ensemble students, according to the grading standards of the Longy Conservatory. Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles. Provide curricular recommendations to conservatory advisors about failing students. Communicate with Longy advisors about students who are struggling emotionally
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as a teacher and performer, with a strong national or international reputation. An advanced degree in music or demonstrated equivalent is required. Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education are preferred.
  • To Apply: Interested candidates complete online application via ADP, should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three references addressed to Jeremy Van Buskirk, Assistant Dean
  • Posted to SEM Career Center 09 December 2020

Middle Tennessee State University: Music (Musicology), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 May 2021
  • The School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (131260) at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one year temporary appointment. Start date for the appointment is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.
  • The successful candidate will:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate core courses in western music history.
  • Other teaching opportunities may include: American Popular Music, World Music, Introduction to Music, and other areas as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.
  • Required Education: Master's degree in musicology or closely related field
  • Other Desirables: Applicants who possess a Doctorate in Musicology or are ABD will receive special consideration. Also, those who can show evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level will receive special consideration.
  • Documents Needed to Apply: In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.
  • 6/17 Interviews for this position took place in early June.

Missional University: Online Professor of Ethnomusicology: African Focus[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 21 December 2020
  • The School of Creative Expression at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in Ethnomusicology with a African Music focus teaching courses in the Department of Music & Ethnodoxology. Applicants must have a DMA or PhD or DMiss in Ethnomusicology with significant study and exposure to African music & culture.
  • Applicants may teach online from anywhere on the globe and do not have to have US residency, but must be fluent in English and have a stable internet connection.
  • Since the Missional University is dedicated to training grassroots missional leaders in the evangelical tradition, administrative staff and faculty members must commit to both our faith and ethos statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women, majority world scholars, ethnic minorities, and recent doctoral graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The position is 100% online, remote position
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Applicants must have practical missions experience within their own country or beyond. Applicants must have a strong orientation to relating media & communication to the missio dei (mission of God) in the scripture. Teaching responsibilities include the development and delivery of elearning courses in communication & media to equip Christian believers to do missional ministry in mission and denominational agencies, churches and other faith-based organizations. The successful applicant will function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with an instructional technologist to design, develop and deploy his or her own courses. Course development will begin immediately upon hire.
  • Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from an accredited university or seminary with specific background in African music and culture. Teaching experience, preferably online. A vibrant Christian testimony. Practical missions experience in his/her own country of origin or beyond. Agreement with the faith and ethos statements of the Missional University
  • Education: Doctorate (Required)
  • Experience: Teaching: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Duties: Contribute to ongoing program or department curriculum development. Contribute to service at division/school levels. Participate in school and faculty governance and activities. Serve on review and thesis committees for graduate students. Mentor graduate students
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND DOCTORATE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY TO BE CONSIDERED (DMA or PhD or DMiss required). EdD & DMin APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. THANK YOU.

North Carolina State University: Teaching Assistant Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology FILLED: Kirsten Paige, UC Berkeley 2018[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
  • 12/8 -- Request for Zoom interview (x4)
  • 12/15—rejection email
  • 1/15: Did anyone else receive neither an invitation to interview or a rejection? When I check my application status it says "Still under review."
    • 1/15 -- I haven't heard anything since the Zoom interview. In it, they said we'd hear about the next stage around the beginning of January, which seems to have come and gone. My application portal says "Review underway."
    • 1/19 -- I had a Zoom interview back in December. They didn't mention a timeline to me then. I haven't heard anything since then -- nothing either way.
    • 1/19 -- In my interview, they said that we'd hear about next steps in early January but that there's a lot of "red tape" and communicating decisions takes some time. I've heard nothing since the initial interview...
    • 2/05 -- I had a Zoom interview back in December and emailed asking for updates. It seems like they are moving forward with finalist interviews.
  • 2/19 -- request for Zoom campus interview
  • 4/5 -- Offer made + accepted

Oberlin College & Conservatory: Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 December 2020
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory invites applications for a full-time, three-year position in the Department of Musicology, beginning July 1, 2021, with research interests in music of the late eighteenth or the nineteenth century. Additionally, a broad methodological approach that complements current departmental offerings and extends to areas such as ethnomusicology, disability, de-colonial, sound, or queer studies is desirable.
  • The teaching assignment for the position will likely include period survey courses (Classic and Romantic Eras), advanced seminars, courses for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and introductory courses for conservatory students.
  • Candidates with a willingness to engage with a diverse student population that includes multiple language groups are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in musicology
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled.
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of References, Letter of Reference1, Letter of Reference2, Letter of Reference3
  • 3/5 - received mail rejection, a candidate was appointed to this position
  • 5/30 - Wait, wasn't Daniel Walden (recently announced as the music analysis hire at the University of Durham) originally announced for this position? I wonder if they'll be re-opening the search...

Pittsburg State University: Assistant Instructional Professor - Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 27 May 2021
  • The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester for a non-tenure track position in the areas of music history and applied voice.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach a rotation of graduate and undergraduate courses in music history
  • Teach applied voice and related courses as needed (literature, diction, or pedagogy)
  • Participate actively in the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Required Education and Experience: Master's Degree. Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative activity. Experience in university-level teaching. Commitment to excellence in teaching and advisement of students. Ability to relate well with students and faculty in a regional institution within an environment of shared governance
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Doctorate Degree
  • Job Type:  Unclassified, Faculty, Non-Tenure Earning
  • Estimated Position Start Date: August 8th, 2021
  • Application Documents Required:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information (email and phone) of three references.
  • Recordings or links to several performances
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • First Consideration Date: May 27, 2021 (11:59 P.M.)
  • Search Committee Chair: Susan Marchant (smarchant@pittstate.edu)
  • Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • (5/19) NB Email with committee chair clarifies that this is a one year, temporary position

Princeton University: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Crossroads Project[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 February 2021
  • The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities and Cultures, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation within Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion (CSR), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher working at the intersections of Black Religious Studies and digital humanities and/or public scholarship.
  • Applicants who approach the study of Black religions in the Americas through religious studies, African American studies, history, literature, art, music, anthropology, sociology, politics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will conduct their own research (50%) and work closely with the directors of The Crossroads Project to develop an online resource for research, teaching, and public engagement related to Black Religious Studies, oversee contributors to the online resource, participate in the Black Religious Studies Working Group, a Center for the Study of Religion Workshop, and other public programming.
  • For more information on The Crossroads Project, see: https://www.hluce.org/news/articles/crossroads-project-advance-public-understanding-african-american-religions/.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date. The initial appointment will be for one year, anticipated to be August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding.
  • Applicants should apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18981 and submit:
  • A cover letter including research plans and experience in digital humanities and/or public scholarship
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample of up to 30 pages or portfolio of relevant work
  • Contact information for three recommenders
  • All materials must be submitted online, and review of applications will begin February 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Reed College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 11 January 2021
  • Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.  The Music Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year position in musicology as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021–2022 academic year.  Areas of specialization and scholarly approach are open. Teaching responsibilities will be a two-semester music history sequence plus three one-semester electives of the candidate’s choice.  The latter are typically open to both majors and non-majors.
  • Application Instructions: A Ph.D or equivalent and experience in undergraduate teaching is required at time of appointment. The cover letter should make clear the methodological expertise you would bring to the position and electives you might teach. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed’s diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).  
  • Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Mark Burford, chair of the search committee, through Interfolio. Letters of recommendation and supplementary materials may be requested at a later date.  Review of application materials will begin January 11, 2021. An equal opportunity employer, Reed College strongly encourages applications from women and from members of underrepresented groups.
  • 1/22 -- request for further materials (x9)
  • 2/19 -- request for Zoom interview (x3)
  • 2/20 -- request for Zoom interview

Rollins College: Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology FILLED: Molly M. Breckling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2010[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 10 March 2021
  • The Department of Music at Rollins College seeks a candidate for a full-time, visiting assistant professor, beginning Fall 2021. The primary responsibilities will be to teach musicology courses to music majors in liberal arts degree programs, and non-music majors at the undergraduate level. In addition to musicology courses, responsibilities may include Department of Music research courses, teaching in the acclaimed general education curriculum, advising Rollins students, other departmental needs as required. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent, innovative teaching; show evidence of scholarly promise, expand the areas of interest represented in our department; and have the potential to work well with the variety of students in our diverse undergraduate programs. The appointee will also be expected to serve on departmental and faculty committees.
  • Qualifications/Required Skills: Ph.D. in musicology at time of appointment; evidence of scholarly promise; demonstrated success as an innovative classroom teacher; commitment to nurturing a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as demonstrated through pedagogy, service, and other activities.
  • Preferred: 2-years of successful college-level teaching. Specialization in any aspects of nineteenth through twenty-first-century art music. Innovative approaches to music history pedagogy. Applicants engaged in multi-disciplinary musicological inquiry including and not limited to identity, gender, sexuality, race, disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:
  • Cover letter outlining qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy outlining commitment to the liberal arts and to student development
  • Provide names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities on application*
  • Documents should address an interest in and qualifications for the job responsibilities listed above.
  • Review of candidates will begin immediately. The position is open until filled.
  • N.B. A similar search was started but postponed last year. I note the promise of a future TT position is now gone.
  • 4/3: Request for Zoom interview
  • 4/15: Any more movement here since the semifinal Zoom interviews?
  • 4/15: Finalist Zoom interviews were held earlier this week.
  • 5/10: Offer made and accepted.

Santa Clara University: Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Music (full-time)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 17 May 2021
  • The Department of Music at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (one-year, non-tenure-track) in Music. Courses may include MUSC 16 Music At Noon, MUSC 7 Intro to Listening - Global, MUSC 122 Motown and the Sound of Young America, MUSC 52 World Music Ensemble, and MUSC 133 Music in the Community (for course descriptions, please see https://www.scu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/chapter-3/Music.html). Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses, with at least one course in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2021.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • (1) Terminal degree (Ph.D./DMA) in Music.
  • (2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching Music at the college level.
  • (3) Excellent communication skills.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstration of inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • TEACHING (95%): Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including: a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively; b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students; c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus; d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline; e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses; f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee; g. Serving as an advisor to a reasonable number of students, commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment, by providing informed advice to those students; h. Developing courses for which they are responsible and contributing to general curriculum development.
  • SERVICE (5%): Faculty Handbook section 3.6.3.3 “Specific Functions Related to Service” defines service as “fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.” Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment. To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment. Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member’s formal written appointment.
  • Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
  • REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Application Deadline: May 17. Interested applicants should submit the items listed below:
  • CV
  • Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from previous courses,
  • A short cover letter
  • Applicants should upload all of their materials in Workday.
  • Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Position Type: Full time, Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
  • Hiring Range: Salary will be based on the number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.

Syracuse University: Assistant Teaching Professor, Music History and Cultures[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 March 2021
  • The Department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to appoint a musicologist or ethnomusicologist specializing in global music history. Duties will include teaching Understanding Music I and II (an introductory-level music appreciation sequence taught from a global music history perspective), Introduction to World Music, undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and participation in committees and service work at the departmental and college levels. A successful candidate will be committed to diversity and inclusion.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience and demonstrable expertise with online teaching modalities are preferred.
  • Application Instructions: In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a list of 3 references with names and addresses.
  • Job Posting Date: 01/25/2021
  • Application Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • 03/15 Request for Zoom interview
  • (4/11) Have any of the interviewees heard anything since March 26? I heard that it was meant to move "quickly" (x2)
  • 4/21 Teaching videos submitted and interviews with 4 finalists held on Apr 16-19
  • 5/14 Rejection e-mail received.

Swarthmore College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology beginning in Fall 2021. We seek applicants who specialize in the music of Black communities (specific area of specialization and region of the world are open). We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is grounded in music scholarship and its intersections with critical race theory.
  • Course load for the position is four courses each year including an introductory ethnomusicology course and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Course topics of particular interest include but are not limited to jazz, music of Africa, Black music and power/protest, music of the Caribbean and/or South America, and Black musics of Philadelphia. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for generous research and faculty development funding available through the College. The position will begin in August 2021.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. completed by the appointment starting date of August 2021 and will have a demonstrated commitment to creative teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. They will have a broad range of teaching and research interests and be responsible for teaching both introductory and advanced level courses in a small classroom setting.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit the following application materials to Interfolio:
  • cover letter of no more than two pages that describes your research, teaching philosophy, and the titles of four courses you are prepared to teach at the undergraduate level
  • current CV
  • one or two sample syllabi for courses in your area(s) of specialization
  • names and contact information (email and phone) for three academic/professional references. At least one of the references should be prepared to speak to your teaching experience.
  • Apply via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/84878
  • (4/11) Any updates on this?
  • (5/11) Still wondering about updates.

Texas A&M International University: Visiting Instructor of Music (American Popular Music)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 Apri 2021
  • The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks a full-time Visiting Instructor of Music (a temporary, non-tenure track position) to begin Fall 2021. Primary duties will include teaching five courses of American Popular Music.
  • Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree in Music or closely related discipline before the time of hire (August 16, 2021).
  • Initial review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021. The application will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Applications must be submitted online at https://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/ohr/employment/.
  • 4/22: Invitation to Zoom interview
  • 5/5: Notification of finalist status; final interviews scheduled

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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/#what-does-each-application-status-mean/. 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.
  • 12/8 - Any updates anywhere? My "referred" status has not changed since these last posts, nor have I received further contact.
  • 12/11 - Nope. I think there is an AFA general hiring committee which further weeds candidates and then sends a reduced list to the departmental committee, so my expectation was more movement on this in the spring semester.
  • 2/8 -- Email rejection (x4)

University of Alaska Anchorage: Term Instructor of Music (Aural Skills/Music Appreciation/Brass Methods/Orchestral Conducting)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 February 2021
  • The Department of Music, within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), invites applications for a full-time, one year, term-funded faculty position at the rank of Term Instructor to teach courses in aural skills, music appreciation and brass methods as well as to direct the school’s orchestra, Sinfonia. This position will also involve other instructional activity and service as part of a bipartite workload with service to include student recruitment and departmental committees (as needed). This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.
  • Duties: Teach courses in aural skills, music appreciation and brass methods as well as direct the school’s orchestra, Sinfonia. This position will involve other instructional activity and service as part of a bipartite workload with service to include recruitment of students and departmental committees (as needed).
  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidate must have the knowledge, skill, and ability to teach Music courses as identified in the workload. Competence in the profession or discipline and the ability to effectively communicate subject matter to others. Ability to work with students and sensitivity to a diverse student population. Collegiality is a must.
  • TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: Successful college level experience teaching aural skills, brass methods and conducting is required. Experience as an active performer on a brass instrument.
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING: Master of Music degree or related field is required.
  • Review Date: To ensure consideration, please apply prior to February 14, 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time. Application review begins on February 15, 2021.
  • Required application materials: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vita, including contact information for three professional references; Unofficial Transcripts (The successful candidate must provide an Official Transcript(s) documenting required degree as a condition of employment.)
  • Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
  • This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.
  • 1/29 Does the above statement mean the position is open ONLY to current employees? I kind of hope so... given the job duties this sounds like a targeted/internal hire. -5120j
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

University of Arkansas: Instructor of Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 07 May 2021 10 May 2021
  • The University of Arkansas Department of Music is accepting applications for an Instructor of Musicology beginning August 16, 2021.
  • This is a non-tenure-track, one-year position (not renewable). Teaching duties could include courses at the general education and major level on topics such as popular music, jazz, Western art music, and musics of the world. The ideal candidate will have broad teaching interests in musicology, be engaged with current research and pedagogy, and show commitment to reaching our diverse student body.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology, music history, or ethnomusicology conferred by the time of appointment (ABD considered). Teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success teaching general education courses in music beyond the graduate assistant level. Experience teaching courses in popular music and/or jazz history.
  • Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details)
  • Recruitment Contact Information: Lia Uribe, Chair of the Search Committee, luribe@uark.edu
  • All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  
  • Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
  • Additional Information: Completed applications received by May 7, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number), and one sample syllabus for an introductory or general education course, such as music appreciation, popular music, or music in world cultures, uploaded to the “other” documents link.

University of California, Davis: Post-doctoral position in Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 May 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of California Davis invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in ethnomusicology. The appointment is for one year.
  • The position is funded through the Henry Luce Foundation. The project, “Toward a music history of the Indonesian archipelago,” has two overall goals: (1) to consolidate and corroborate existing evidence about the musics of the Indonesia archipelago, and (2) to mine a hitherto underutilized resource: documentation, in assorted media, from Christian missions that took root in many parts of the East Indies in the colonial era.
  • The post-doctoral scholar(s) will (1) identify, procure, and examine mission archival data for information about musics in the Indonesian archipelago together with the project’s principal investigators, Anna Maria Busse Berger and Henry Spiller; (2) help organize and participate in one or both of two international conferences, to be held in Davis (November 2021 and November 2022) that will invite scholars to share research related to music history in Indonesia and Christian missionaries’ musical activities in Indonesia; (3) pursue the post-doctoral scholar’s own research. The position comes with $2,000 of research/travel funding.
  • The post-doctoral scholar may be eligible to apply for teaching position(s) at UC Davis during their term, which would result in a salary increment.
  • PhD in ethnomusicology, musicology, history, anthropology, or another related discipline is required. Degree in hand at the time of appointment (applications from students close to completing their degrees considered). Candidates’ research must relate to the project’s overall goals; candidates should provide evidence of ongoing interest and research in the musical records of missionaries and/or historical documentation of the musics of Indonesia. In their letter of application, candidates should address their specific relationship to the project goals, as well as potential qualifications for undergraduate or graduate courses (if applicable). Submit CV, application letter, and three letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04006
  • Open date: March 1st, 2021
  • Next review date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Sunday, Jun 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
  • Re-posted position from last year.

UCLA: Associate Director of Armenian Music Program[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 June 2021
  • The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks a distinguished scholar, university-level instructor, and experienced organizer to be the Associate Director, under the title of Academic Administrator Level I, of the UCLA Armenian Music Program (AMP), and to teach School of Music courses.
  • The position is for a three-year appointment at 100 %. On average, about 60% time will be devoted to teaching, 30% to research, and 10% to administration and co-Artistic leadership of the Armenian Music Program. The appointment will be in one of the School of Music Departments appropriate for the candidate; a Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or a related field, or a D.M.A. in Music, is required.
  • The Academic Administrator should have expertise in Armenian studies, with the potential for establishing strong connections and contributions to one of the AMP’s important campus partners, the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute at the UCLA International Institute. The successful candidate will assist the AMP Director with scholarly programming and outreach for the Program, and will also enhance research and instructional capabilities in ethnomusicology and other fields relevant to the AMP, including working with and teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The Associate Director would teach the equivalent of three courses per year, pursue research, and work with the Director of the Armenian Music Program as co-artistic Director of the Program, with emphasis in the areas of ethnomusicology, scholarship, and archiving. The courses taught would include specialized graduate courses for music majors, in cooperation with the Departments in the School of Music, as well as campus-wide undergraduate Armenian music appreciation courses.
  • The Associate Director will report to the Director of Armenian Music Program.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or a related field, or a D.M.A. in Music, is required.
  • Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference requirements: 2-3 required (contact information only). Please provide contact information for three people who may serve as a reference.
  • Help contact: stopete@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu


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
  • INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED
  • 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 https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/faqs/
  • 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/autumn2@umbc.edu

University of Missouri: Visiting Assistant Professor - Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 24 February 2021
  • The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology with an emphasis in American Music for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a full-time position. Duties include teaching music history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serving as the Director of the Budds Center for American Music Studies (administration, research, and other duties as necessary). The successful candidate will also provide service to the School and the University in keeping with expectations for visiting assistant professors.
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum Qualifications: An MM in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by the time of appointment.
  • Candidates evaluated on: Evidence of successful teaching at the university level and Administrative experience.
  • Application Materials: Interested candidates should use the online application and be prepared to submit: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and (4) a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s experiences, commitment, and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in teaching, and mentoring is required. These materials must be combined into a single electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) and uploaded online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ Click on “prospective employees.” Find this position (ID #35772), check the “select” button, and click “apply now.” Register, creating a username and password. You will then upload your materials, after which you will be asked to complete a profile with your contact information and to verify your application. Continue the steps until your application has been confirmed.”  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Visiting Assistant Professor (full-time, nine-month, unranked, non-regular position). Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided (see https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits). The appointment begins August 15, 2021.
  • 3/3 Added some further details (marked in bold above) from the Chronicle of Higher Ed post that do not appear on the official HR site. -5120j

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: https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/.
  • Posted to AMS-L 10/5

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 1 Year Fixed Term Faculty - Lectureship in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 19 April 2021
  • The Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill solicits applications for a one-year lectureship in musicology, broadly conceived, starting 1 July 2021. The lecturer will teach six courses (3+3) for music majors, general undergraduates, and graduate students. The teaching assignment will include core undergraduate surveys as well as courses in the lecturer’s area of expertise. Review of files will begin on April 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UNC-CH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Education Requirements: Applicants will have completed a PhD by July 1, 2021 in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or a related field.
  • Qualifications and Experience: Teaching experience at the collegiate level is required.
  • Special Instructions: Required materials include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (two page maximum). Please do not send letters of recommendation or references at this time. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage. Further inquiries may be made of the chair of the search committee, Professor Mark Katz (mkatz@unc.edu).
  • Vacancy ID: F002316
  • Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000
  • 4/27: Invitation to Zoom interview + request for reference contacts x 2
  • 5/26: Rejection email (post interview)
  • 5/28: No rejection email received, also no invitation to interview. Application status states "referred," anyone else? (x3)
    • Got a rejection email today (5/28), indicating the position has been filled.

University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Institute: 2021-2022 Community Engaged Humanities Early Career Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto will accept applications from recent doctoral graduates for a one-year Community-Engaged Humanities Research (CEHR) Early Career Fellowship intended to foster knowledge exchange between the academy and public. The JHI CEHR Early Career Fellow will be a recent Ph.D. who is establishing a track record in their own discipline and working on a project at the intersection of the academy with one or more extra-academic, public and/or non-profit organizations (e.g., museums, galleries, Indigenous communities, archives, libraries, arts organizations, etc.). The JHI CEHR Early Career Fellow will hold a 12-month residential fellowship at the JHI where s/he will be expected to pursue their own research in their own discipline while developing their public humanities research profile. At the JHI they will pursue their own research in their own discipline, including some work relevant to the JHI’s annual theme; participate in activities with the multigenerational circle of fellows, including weekly lunch seminars and occasional workshops and lectures; and present aspects of their research that engages public and/or community interest at one or more Community-engaged Public Humanities Workshops. In addition, the JHI CEHR Early Career Fellow may participate, as appropriate, in the other “Humanities at Large” pillar activities.
  • The Jackman Humanities Institute interprets “Humanities” as a broad category, including political theory, interpretive social science, music, and the arts.
  • The Annual Theme for 2021-2022 is PLEASURE: Whether understood as light amusement or passionate pursuit, as pure enjoyment, sensual gratification, bliss or hedonism, pleasure may be the most agreeable motivator. Yet pleasure has been described as “curious and appalling,” one of modern civilization’s most deadly poisons. Through its diverse manifestations – as intellectual satisfaction and the pleasures of knowledge, across studies of media audiences, addiction, virtual sex – when, and how, has pleasure become divorced from ideology, politics, and power? Uneasiness concerning pleasure resonates readily with humanists’ tendencies to formulate our subjects of study as constellations of problems, but is there space in our discourses for unironic joy?
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. within five years of the beginning of the fellowship (after 1 July 2016). Applicants who will complete doctoral degree requirements before 1 May 2021 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested to confirm completion. Any award will be conditional on a successful defense. Applicants who received their Ph.D. before 1 July 2016 are ineligible. Fellowships are open to citizens of all countries. Doctoral candidates and Ph.D. recipients from the University of Toronto are eligible to apply. This position is not open to those who hold a tenure-track position.
  • Selection Criteria: We are seeking individuals whose intellectual scope moves between formal academic research and public communications. The JHI is a site for interdisciplinary humanities research conversations, and we are therefore interested in candidates who have an interest in and capacity for presentation of their research across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.  Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of commitment to the public humanities knowledge exchange, achievement as appropriate to their career stage, promise of excellence, and relevance of their proposed research project to the Annual Theme.
  • The Fellowship: The Fellowship provides funding for twelve months, with residency required for nine months (September—May). The stipend is $50,000 CAD plus benefits. Moving expenses are not provided. The JHI will provide an office, University of Toronto Library access, faculty mentoring, and administrative support.  Fellows are expected to attend weekly lunches on Thursdays from September through the first week of May. Teaching is not a component of this fellowship, but incumbents may apply for sessional positions in their home disciplines as available.
  • Procedure: You must have or create an account in the JHI website (https://humanities.utoronto.ca) to apply. You will be asked to upload the following documents in your application:
  • Letter of Application (maximum 1000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (formal, as for academic job applications; include public humanities work)
  • Proposal for Public Humanities Research relevant to the annual theme of Pleasure (maximum 3000 words)
  • Writing Sample (academic) – a thesis chapter or published article
  • Communications Sample (public) – an article for popular press, a blog post, podcast, interview or other media product. Please upload a .pdf format file that contains links and a brief explanation of what each sample is.
  • This application is located at: https://humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/37809
  • All documents must be in .pdf format. The size limit for your completed application is 8 mb.  If your upload documents are too large, you will see an error message; please reduce the size of your files and try again. You must complete this application in one sitting.  It is not possible to edit or revise once you have saved your application.
  • You will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two references. Your referees will receive an automated request for their letters, which will be due on Monday 7 December 2020.  Please ask your referees to watch for our request email.
  • Deadline
  • Application materials: 30 November 2020 at midnight
  • Reference letters: 7 December 2020
  • Questions? For questions relating to the scope and expectations of this fellowship, please contact Professor Alison Keith, Director, at jhi.director@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Scarborough: AfroSonic Cultures across the African Diaspora - Postdoctoral Fellow[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 March 2021
  • Area of Research: AfroSonic cultures across the African diaspora
  • Description: The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is a vibrant department that brings together a wealth of artistic and academic activity under one umbrella. The department provides opportunities for scholars who want to explore a variety of artistic and academic endeavours by focusing on a single discipline, or following a number of interdisciplinary offerings that are unique to the campus. UTSC is located in the eastern border of the city of Toronto, surrounded by the lushness and beauty of one of Ontario’s environmental treasures, the Rouge National Urban Park.
  • We seek a dynamic emerging scholar, with PhD in hand, to take up the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in our department, with a focus on music and music cultures from within a Black Studies framework. We welcome applicants from a variety of traditional disciplines such as Sociology, Geography, Musicology, English Literature, Philosophy as well as interdisciplinary scholars working across a number of fields such as, but not limited to Cultural Studies, the Digital Humanities, Theatre & Performance Studies, Gender Studies or Caribbean Studies. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media will offer the successful candidate access to office space, a plethora of professional development opportunities and access to the university’s multiple and vast library collections.
  • Required qualifications: This fellowship award is open to both domestic and international postgraduate applicants. Nominees must:
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and high potential for success in their chosen fields;
  • Identify as having lived experience in Black communities
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, normally within the last five years from the start date of the funding, or will have obtained the degree at the time the fellowship commences; and
  • Not have held a UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship or a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, previously.
  • Salary: $70,000 per year
  • Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit the following materials to acm-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date:
  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • One scholarly paper or publication written in the course of the last three years
  • A statement (1,500 words or less) describing the proposed research project
  • Two confidential letters of reference (sent directly to us before the deadline)
  • Graduate Transcript(s)
  • Applicants are invited to submit a research proposal focusing on AfroSonic cultures across the African diaspora. Applicants must provide evidence of excellence through their research proposal and CV, and a demonstrated capacity for research excellence based on the quality of their research contributions. Applicants must also demonstrate alignment and mutual benefits between the research proposal and the research goals of the supervisor/unit/department, as well as the mission of the university.
  • Closing date: March 31, 2021
  • Supervisor: Prof. Mark V. Campbell
  • Expected start date: July 1, 2021
  • Term: Two years
  • FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (prorated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.
  • Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Valparaiso University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Ear Training/Music History/Composition)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 21 June 2021
  • Valparaiso University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Music ( https://www.valpo.edu/music/ ) for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 
  • This is a full-time, one-year position, which will carry a 24-credit teaching load consisting of first- and second-year musicianship (ear training), introductory level survey of Western music history, and composition studio.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have a minimum of a master’s degree in music and should have college teaching experience.  
  • Application Instructions: As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities. 
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/87885. After submission through Interfolio, please send an email to Stacy.Maugans@valpo.edu  to confirm the submission. In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) your approach to teaching, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Candidates should expect references to be contacted in confidence and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check. 
  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by June 21, 2021 for timely consideration.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

Verto Education: Faculty, Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 20 April 2021
  • Title: Faculty, Music
  • Location: Hawaii
  • Type: Fall Semester Adjunct or Full-time Contract, with option for renewal in Spring 2022. Adjunct available only for those who reside in Hawaii
  • Dates: Early August through mid-December, 2021
  • Min. Experience: 2 years teaching experience
  • Verto is on a mission to help change Higher Education in positive, student-focused ways. We want to make immersive travel and experiential education a core part of every students’ college degree. Verto Education, in partnership with over sixty colleges and universities, offers the only international freshman year experience that gives students full college credit and a pathway to a bachelor’s degree in four years.
  • Position Description: Verto provides dynamic, engaging, academically rigorous courses for all students on our programs.  We seek highly motivated, student-oriented educators who will bring the courses alive for students through a combination of active classroom learning and experiential field activities. Faculty must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate experiential education. Verto courses are 3 or 4 credit courses, depending on the discipline. You will maintain all academic information related to the course and provide assessments of student learning.  
  • Faculty work with team members on location, such as Academic Success Coordinators, and Program Leaders, to provide excellence in teaching and learning to a diverse student body.  Throughout their time in a semester, faculty ensure that academic functions and processes run smoothly within Verto and in coordination with our academic partners.  You will also be responsible for completing processes required by Verto’s schools of record to establish academic credentials as defined by regional accreditation organizations. These include the verification of academic rosters, processing student withdrawals, and submitting grades in a timely manner.
  • Position Duties: During the semester you’ll teach in a classroom setting (though not a typical one!) and accompany your students on certain excursions designed to connect to course content. You’ll meet with the Sr. Associate Director of Academics bi-weekly to discuss successes, areas where further support will aid faculty, staff, or students, and resolve any challenges that might arise. Your Associate Academic Director will help ensure unity across instructors, offer feedback and coaching, and provide a selection of course materials.
  • While this position is an academic position, the ideal candidate will be a team player, ready and willing to jump in and assist where necessary to support students.
  • Faculty will teach up to 5 sections of one described below.
  • Course Offerings for Fall 2021: Diversity in American Music (Max section size: 24 students): Students will learn how music helped various cultures and cultural elements persevere through adversity. Students will examine various types of music from the various cultures of America. The contributions of these cultures to the development of various musical styles will be studied with an emphasis on the oppression of certain cultures and the dominance of others.
  • Responsibilities: Provide an engaging classroom experience based on the experiential learning model and structured academic activities. Engage with students and help them connect the coursework to what they are experiencing in the field. Collaborate with a dynamic team of Program Leaders, Faculty, Academic Success Coordinators, Regional Managers, and in-country partners to support students as they navigate potential challenges of a traveling program. Facilitate coursework in compliance with credit requirements. Maintain flexibility with the curriculum as dictated by a changing travel itinerary. Build and maintain positive relationships with Verto students, staff, and community partners. Evaluate students’ course submissions, provide ongoing, formative feedback, and score student work in a timely manner. Verto uses Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS). Assess student mastery of Student Learning Outcomes for the course and organization. Diligently meet the specific, documented needs of students with academic accommodations. Work closely with Academic Success Coordinators on specific student issues related to student academic success in your course(s). Participate in faculty training & development. Other duties as reasonably assigned.
  • Qualifications & Experience: Master’s or Ph.D. in the field of study or a closely related field. Minimum eighteen graduate credits in the field of study. A minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. Able to assess student progress on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the course and organization. Able to be flexible and adapt to challenges as they arise. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with careful attention to the fine details. Ability to receive and apply feedback. Appreciation for and proven record of successfully working with students of diverse economic, racial, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Success in teaching students with varied learning styles and abilities. Passion for discussion-based learning and helping students make meaning of their experiences. Eager to learn from colleagues and enjoys open collaboration and teamwork.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit the following: Cover Letter that articulates your experience in relation to the job description.  If you have experience living or working in Hawaii, please indicate this in your cover letter. Teaching Philosophy Statement. Current CV. Names and contact information of three people who will provide a professional recommendation. Unofficial transcripts of your graduate work.  If your graduate degree was conferred from an institution that doesn’t traditionally issue transcripts, please upload a scanned copy of your diploma. Teaching evaluations from up to three separate semesters, if available.

Wake Forest University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology FILLED: Megan Francisco, University of Washington 2020[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 March 2021
  • The Department of Music at Wake Forest University seeks a dynamic teacher and scholar to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (full-time, one year), to begin in fall 2021. The course load for this position is three courses per semester. The successful candidate may be asked to teach introductory-level undergraduate survey courses chosen from the following areas, pending student enrollment and applicant expertise: modern popular music, American music, Western classical music, music and gender, and Black diasporic musical traditions. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are especially welcome. Evidence of successful teaching of undergraduate level students or equivalent graduate training is desired; doctorate or ABD in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field is required.
  • Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/.
  • The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following:
  • 1) a current CV;
  • 2) a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness;
  • 3) current contact information for three references.
  • Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds in a liberal arts context.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.  
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by March 15, 2021. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Dr. Peter Kairoff, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7345, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
  • 3/26: Request for Zoom interview and additional materials (x2)
  • 4/15: Request for additional materials (x2)
  • 4/15: Zoom teaching demo scheduled

Washington University in St. Louis: Postdoctoral Research Associate - American Ethnic Studies - American Culture Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 December 2020
  • This position is in the Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS).  This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences.
  • The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Ethnic Studies for the academic year 2021-2022 with possibility of renewal for a second academic year contingent upon satisfactory performance. AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social services.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants whose research, teaching, and practice (1) center the study Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous American experience (2) speak to historical and/or contemporary public debates about immigration, law, electoral politics, citizenship, borders, as well as identity and community formation.
  • There is a possibility for a workshop to support the peer review of a polished book manuscript.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2021.
  • Applicant Special Instructions: Interested applicants will need to submit a cover letter and CV as part of the online application process.
  • Applications are due by December 14, 2020. For more information and how to apply, please see https://amcs.wustl.edu/news/american-culture-studies-postdoctoral-fellowships.

West Virginia University: Teaching Assistant Professor of Musicology FILLED: Name unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins 17 November 2020
  • A full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, benefits eligible position. The appointment may be renewed, at the Dean’s discretion, on an annual basis up to three years. The primary assignment is the teaching of undergraduate and graduate musicology/ethnomusicology courses. The direction of one world music ensemble may make up part of the load. The usual teaching load will be four three-credit classes (or equivalent). Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. This position might include supervising doctoral research documents. Additional teaching, administrative and/or service responsibilities might include other assignments according to the needs of the program, the School of Music, and the abilities and interests of the candidate. Participation in School of Music activities, attracting and retaining students, and faculty governance is required.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must be prepared to teach musicology/ethnomusicology courses for general education, undergraduate major, and graduate student learners, including special topics courses, as needed. Additional expertise directing a vernacular music ensemble is preferred. A Doctorate degree is required. The School of Music seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three references who may be contacted (include names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses). Additional materials may be requested later.
  • Applications must be submitted online at https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=14347 (sic - N.B. correct link is https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=15789)
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 17, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Offer accepted
  • 2/16: rejection email received. Position filled!

Western University: Postdoctoral Associate in Music Cognition (one-year)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 February 2021
  • The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position. This position is part of Western’s “Music, Cognition, and the Brain” Initiative, an interdisciplinary initiative that connects music, psychology, neuroscience, audiology, and related fields. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct original research on music and cognition, in collaboration with faculty members and students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, and the National Centre for Audiology. Candidates should have completed a PhD in music or a related field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience, with music-related research interests), within three years of the appointment.
  • Applications should include a letter of interest that discusses academic background, long-term professional goals, a proposed research project, and potential start date; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least two references. Please submit materials to Chantal Rochon at crochon4 -at- uwo.ca. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Benefits include Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, a health care spending account (to cover eye and dental care, prescriptions, etc.), parental leave, and Western’s mentorship and professional development program for postdoctoral scholars, Competitive Edge.
  • For further information, please contact Jonathan De Souza at jdesou22 -at- uwo.ca.
  • Posted on AMS-L December 21, 2020

William Paterson University: Pre-Doctoral Fellow - Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 08 February 2021, but review begins immediately
  • William Paterson University invites applications for the appointment of Fellow in the College of the Arts and Communication, Department of Music.  This two-year teaching fellowship is designed to support the academic career launch of candidates from underrepresented backgrounds at the institutional or disciplinary level who are pursuing a terminal degree in the field of music. The College of the Arts and Communication will support the Fellow through a structured program of focused research, experiential pedagogy, and an introduction to university and professional service.  
  • William Paterson University's inaugural pre-doctoral fellowship program will support five non-tenure track fellowship positions across the University.  The goals of the program are to (a) support the academic career success of selected candidates, (b) advance the University's commitment to building a diverse campus community, and (c) expand the University's pool of highly qualified candidates for faculty positions. Fellows will gain supported teaching experience in a highly diverse campus, be provided individualized mentorship, and receive the same level of scholarship support and course release as tenure-track faculty members. A recommendation to convert the fellowship to a tenure-track faculty line may be considered after the end of the first year if the candidate has completed the terminal degree and the department and Fellow agree.
  • Fellowship duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching
  • Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship.
  • Teach three courses each semester, including team teaching, with an option for paid summer teaching.
  • Instruct online and/or on-campus; undergraduate and graduate.
  • Contribute to student success through curriculum development and excellent pedagogy.
  • Research and scholarship
  • Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship.
  • Develop a sustainable program of scholarship or creative expression.
  • Disseminate work via scholarly publication and presentation or appropriate performance venues.
  • Service
  • Collaborate with faculty through tailored mentorship to participate in department, College and University service opportunities.
  • Required qualifications:  
  • Has completed all but the capstone requirement in a terminal degree program in music from an accredited college or university.
  • Possesses the training and expertise to teach entry level collegiate music theory and ear training courses, music appreciation, as well as to teach applied lessons and coach music ensembles that correspond to the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Demonstrates evidence or promise of achievement in scholarly activity, research, or creative activity.
  • Can incorporate concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion to the field of music.
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Expertise, training and teaching experience in one or more of the following fields: popular music, music business, ethnomusicology, musicology, or jazz studies and history.
  • Demonstrated record of working collegially in a music department.
  • Personal attributes and traits:
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative environment by freely offering expertise and being open to meaningful feedback.
  • Commitment to supporting student success.
  • Capable of engaging and contributing in order to make a positive impact.
  • Ability to navigate the complexities of a multi-faceted organization with competing wants and needs.
  • Interested candidates will be prompted to:
  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references.
  • Submission of all documents listed above is required forconsideration.
  • Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact talent@wpunj.edu
  • Timeline for the fall 2021 fellowship cohort:
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00-3:30 Eastern Standard Time:  National webinar exploring the experiences of underrepresented faculty. Effective strategies for recruiting, retaining, and supporting faculty from underrepresented backgrounds will be discussed (1:00pm – 2:30pm). Information about this pre-doctoral fellowship program will follow from 2:30pm - 3:30.  Registration link: https://wpunj.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fNkzOCdSSYmuitnlpZSi6w
  • Monday, February 8, 2021: Applications due.  
  • Thursday-Friday, April 8-9, 2021: Campus visit and interviews.  Details to follow.
  • Fellowship offers are anticipated by the end of April 2021 for appointments beginning August 2021.
  • 3/21 Invitation for Zoom interview

Yale University - Institute of Sacred Music: Post-doctoral Associate in Christian Music Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Christian Music Studies.
  • The subfield is open and can include ethnomusicology, music history, or music theory and is not limited by musical tradition or geography.
  • Broad knowledge of the liturgical and theological contexts of sacred music is also expected.
  • The successful candidate would typically teach two courses per year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Some team-teaching with other areas in the ISM is expected, and courses can be hosted in the Department of Music, Divinity School, and School of Music. Interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and research centers at Yale are also welcomed.
  • Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2015, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.
  • A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/82569. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
  • 2/26: Request for interview and additional materials

Yale University: Assistant or Associate Professor, Adjunct, & Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 December 2020
  • APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, Adjunct, & Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life, beginning March 1, 2021, (earliest) with an initial appointment of three to five years, depending on qualifications. Appointment renewable with review during the penultimate year. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is full-time and includes all faculty benefits.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has dual responsibilities. As a member of Faculty: Report to the Coordinator of Academic Studies. Teach one course each semester in the area of expertise. Participate in writing, monitoring, and grading placement examinations and the subsequent placement of the incoming class. Participate in curriculum evaluation and development, bringing forward new ideas about equity and belonging. Mentor and advise students. Attend area and school faculty meetings. As an Administrator: Report to the Dean of the School of Music. Create a vibrant school environment that supports the artistic and academic mission of the School and University. Participate as a member of the School of Music Cabinet, working in strategic planning and administration of the school. Create professional development and recruitment programs for students, faculty, and staff which includes support for equity and belonging initiatives. Organize and oversee School of Music student government and affinity groups and student representation on university committees. Committee responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the Dean.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in music, doctorate preferred. Possible areas of specialization could include music history, music theory, or ethno-musicological perspectives on American music, popular music, and/or vernacular musics. Demonstrated successful teaching experience, including the ability to teach graduate students who are preparing for professional careers as performers or composers. Demonstrated successful administrative experience that reflects commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in all professional endeavors. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programs related to diversity, equity, and belonging. Ability to listen to a broad range of ideas and consolidate them into a working plan. Strong listening, mentoring, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Application Instructions: Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 18, 2020. Interested candidates must complete an online application via Interfolio. Applications must include a letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of reference from outside Yale (uploaded directly to the Interfolio site), a statement of teaching philosophy oriented around the candidate’s specialty, and a sample of scholarly prose. For more information, contact stefanie.parkyn@yale.edu.
    • 02/05 Any news? What's the deal with this position?
  • 2/24 Rejection email (x4)
  • 3/29 Reposted on HERC with no mention of a deadline. - 5120j

Faculty positions outside North America[edit | edit source]

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


Aarhus University: Associate Professor of Musical Anthropology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 February 2021
  • The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor of musical anthropology based at the Section of Musicology within the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology.
  • The appointment is full-time and tenured and begins on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The position: Studies of contemporary Western musical cultures and practices, both popular and classical, are a cornerstone of the musicology programme at Aarhus University. To strengthen these key research and teaching activities, we are looking for an applicant theoretically and methodologically grounded in musical anthropology and/or cultural musicology informed by ethnographic methods. The applicant’s research portfolio must document a consistent focus on music as an institutionalised practice in contemporary, and preferably, Scandinavian and European musical life. In sum, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will enhance the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
  • Research: The successful applicant will have a solid publication record within the subject areas outlined above and will, through future research activities, contribute to the diversification of the overall culture theory orientation of the current research profile of musicology and its study programmes. In their applications, applicants are expected to outline how current and upcoming research projects will contribute to fulfilling this expectation.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to take a role in developing research in the field of musical anthropology. The successful applicant will be expected to publish original peer-reviewed research internationally as well as making scholarly contributions to developments within the field. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of musical anthropology and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners and in connection with external research funding.
  • Teaching and supervision: We are looking for applicants with teaching and supervision experience in the field of musicology at university level.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the department’s teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on the Section’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, particularly the courses on music culture featuring prominently at both undergraduate and graduate level. Please indicate in your application which of the following courses you could teach: Music Culture (BA), Contemporary Music Culture (BA), Music as a Means of Social Engagement 1 & 2 (MA), and Project Placement: Field Study (MA). The successful applicant will also be expected to supervise PhD students affiliated with the Section as well as teaching more interdisciplinary courses, e.g. internationalisation electives. Finally, the successful applicant will be expected to apply innovative teaching methods.
  • As the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of curricula and the degree programme(s) within the field of musical anthropology, the experience of degree programme and curriculum development at universities or similar institutions will be an advantage.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to teach in English as well as Danish.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in musical anthropology as well as teaching and research experience commensurate with that attained through an assistant professorship. Applicants must be able to document the following qualifications relevant to the position:
  • an internationally oriented research profile as documented by a strong international peer-reviewed research publication record specifically within the research areas outlined above
  • experience of participation in international research projects as well as national and international research networks
  • teaching and supervision competences and experience at BA and MA level, including curriculum development
  • experience of knowledge exchange
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions
  • completion of a teacher-training programme designed for university teaching or an equivalent qualification
  • Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document
  • experience of applying for external research funding
  • time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions
  • Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum eight) will not be considered.
  • International applicants: International applicants are encouraged to read about the attractive working conditions and other benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. You can also find information about the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be required to acquire sufficient Danish to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture within three years of commencing the appointment.
  • For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Steen Kaargaard Nielsen by tel.: +45 51264809 or email: musskn@cc.au.dk
  • If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk
  • The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production (mandatory). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
  • If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.

Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz: Digital Musicologist, Centre for Digital Music Documentation[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 05 April 2021
  • The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz is seeking for a Digital Musicologist (m/f/d) (EG 13 TV-L) for the Centre for Digital Music Documentation (CDMD) to start as soon as possible and initially for a three-year term.
  • The Academy of Sciences and Literature is a Germany-wide association of scientists and scholars and at the same time a funding institution for research projects in the humanities. Since 2020, the Academy has been the hosting institution of NFDI4Culture, the consortium for research data on tangible and intangible cultural assets in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). Within the framework of NFDI4Culture and under the umbrella of the Academy, the CDMD works on the cross-linking of musicological projects. It develops digital strategies and applications for making music-related data accessible. Affiliated with the Digital Academy team, it operates at the interface between musicology and digital humanities. The CDMD's goal is to shape the digital transformation in musicology by developing customised and intuitive solutions.
  • Your tasks
  • Design and development of research software for the Academy's musicological projects, such as web-based directory and analysis tools and corresponding input interfaces
  • Development of data models and application of corresponding standards in the context of digital musicology
  • Development of web-based API
  • Active participation in agile project teams
  • Presentation of project results at (inter)national conferences and in scientific publications
  • Our offer
  • Employment as a research assistant (m/f/d) in the Digital Academy team, optionally for further qualification on a part-time basis (65%) or with a completed doctorate on a full-time basis (100%)
  • Salary according to grade 13 TV-L, taking into account qualifications and professional experience
  • Company pension scheme, health promotion as well as individual training and further education offers
  • Modern and individually configurable office and IT equipment
  • Flexible working hours and individual part-time models
  • Collegial working atmosphere in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team
  • Requirements
  • University degree either in musicology or in the field of computer science, information science, digital humanities or comparable subjects.
  • Willingness to complete or already completed a doctorate
  • Understanding of musicological research projects and issues
  • Practical experience in the field of web or software development
  • Knowledge of current web technologies and programming languages (e.g. PHP 7, JavaScript, XML)
  • The Academy strives to increase the proportion of female academics in research and therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
  • Ideally, a sample of work (code or software publication) or a reference project should be submitted together with the application documents.
  • Please send any queries and your application (a PDF file) with a short cover letter and significant documents by 5 April 2021 to the:
Generalsekretär der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 2
55131 Mainz generalsekretariatatadwmainz.de

Ca' Foscari University of Venice: Fixed-term researcher, Musicology and History of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 21 December 2020
  • A public selection procedure is opened for No. 1 fixed-term researcher (36 months) in compliance with Art. 24, Par. 3, Letter b) of Italian Law 240, 30 December 2010.
  • Academic recruitment field: 10/C1 Cinema, Music, Performing Arts, Television and Media Studies
  • Academic discipline: L-ART/07 Musicology and History of Music
  • Department: Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
  • Work place: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
  • Teaching commitment: at least 60 hours of teaching commitment consistent with the contents of the s-d sector L-ART / 07 Musicology and Music History, possibly also in English, in the three-year degree, master's and doctoral courses. The researcher will be able to hold courses of:
  • History of musical instruments;
  • History of medieval and Renaissance music;
  • History of musical production systems;
  • Music theory;
  • Music Production.
  • The courses may undergo variations in line with the Department's didactic program approved from year to year
  • Scientific commitment: The research activity, while having to take into account the whole theoretical debate in the musicological field - from philology (critical editions, etc.) to cultural studies (gender), from historiographical problems to questions of language (the whole analytical methodologies for hermeneutic purposes) - will mainly concern the 'social' history of opera and instrumental music in the 19th-21st centuries, in the field of musical production systems, between private and public, up to the present day. In this context, it will be even more necessary than usual to know how to move across vast horizons, both European and non-European: this attitude must also emerge from the publications presented for selection.
  • Foreign languages of which will be verified the knowledge: German or English or French
  • Language of the interview: Italian
  • The Selection Procedure is open to both Italian and foreign applicants with a PhD or equivalent degree awarded either in Italy or abroad.
  • DISCLAIMER: The English version is a translation of the original in Italian for information purposes only. In case of a discrepancy, the Italian original will prevail.
  • 11/23 I find Italian academic job ads more opaque than most, but it appears that this position is open to non-Italians and the teaching can be in English (though the interview will be in Italian). I did not post the full text of the ad above, so please read through it in detail if you might be qualified. This link is to the mostly-Italian hiring website and here is a direct link to the full posting in English (at the above page, it's the link to a .DOC file labeled "Call". -5120j
  • 11/24 Job ad posted to Chronicle Vitae with slight differences from the above, including the title: Assistant Professor in the area of Musicology and History of Music. I'm leaving the above as-is since it was copied directly from the posting on the university's hiring site. -5120j

Ca' Foscari University of Venice: Research fellowship on “Preservation and Valorization of Archival Records of Musical Interest”[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 April 2021
  • Research fellowship on “Preservation and Valorization of Archival Records of Musical Interest” - Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italian law 30 December 2010, n.240, art. 22)
  • The present document in English is to be considered as a mere summary of the main provisions of the notice of competition which is available in Italian at the following: http://www.unive.it/bandiassegni. The text in Italian is the official text of the notice of competition for all legal intents and purposes and, in the event of non-conformity with the present document, it shall prevail.
  • The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia invites applications for a fellowship in: Title Preservation and Valorization of Archival Records of Musical Interest SSD: LART/07, CHIM/12
  • Abstract: As part of a wider scientific collaboration with the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice, having as its object the valorization of the musical archival patrimony (texts and secondary literature, manuscripts and printed books), a one-year research grant is awarded, focusing on the following research topics: -Valorization of archival documents of interest kept in the Conservatory's fonds, in particular the one left by Fausto Torrefranca and named after him, through digital restoration; -Study of the materials and the state of conservation of the above-mentioned archival documents through multispectral photographic techniques.
  • The research may be carried out in English. The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
  • Who can apply: Prospective candidates are expected to hold a master’s degree, or related disciplines.
  • Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar. Researchers having success fully completed Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply.
  • Duration of contract: 12 months (approximately starting: June, 2021).
  • Stipend: The research fellowship amounts to 19.367,00 Euros per year, including taxes and social charges.
  • Deadline for submission of applications: April, 26th 12.00 noon.

Campus Condorcet Aubervilliers (Centre Asie du Sud-Est): Postdoctoral Position, Decolonizing South East Asian Sound Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 13 May 2021
  • 1 position of 12 months (renewable) is open in the framework of the European project DeCoSEAS, Decolonizing South East Asian Sound Archives (2021-2024)
  • A Dutch-French-British research consortium, led by Barbara Titus and meLê yamomo (University of Amsterdam), has received a grant for a three-year project (2021-2024) entitled Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS). The project renegotiates established understandings of heritage curation by disclosing three unique sound collections, located in Europe, with extremely rare music and sound from Southeast Asia (SEA). These collections have worldwide fame in terms of their quality, quantity and diversity, but are barely accessible. The project responds to the European Call “Cultural Heritage, Identities and Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies” (CHIP).
  • The multidisciplinary and transnational research team encompasses expertise in ethnomusicology, sound studies, anthropology, linguistics, digital humanities (audio-visual production, digital data preservation) and theatre studies. The project's management structure and procedures are network-based, working with partners in archives, museums, media and festivals in The Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, The Netherlands, France, the UK and Germany.
  • The project partners carry out four work packages (WP). They facilitate physical access to the collections for Southeast Asian stakeholders (WP1), online access for scholars, artists and stakeholders worldwide (WP2), publication channels about heritage curation for Southeast Asian stakeholders (WP3) and outreach projects for culture consumers worldwide (WP4). The WPs have been devised to interrogate the colonial patrimony of archives, to conceive a new digital curational framework, to transfer publishing and editing agencies about heritage curation to heritage stakeholders, and to democratize curatorial practices.
  • The postdoc will be part of the international and interdisciplinary project team and is supposed to :
  • develop and maintain contacts with South-East Asian academic and non-academic partners
  • participate in the inventory of South-East Asian archives and sound corpus preserved in France
  • participate in the development of OnLine Digital Humanity Project Songs from the Thrice-blooded Land : Ritual music of the Toraja from Sulawesi (deposit of data on the platform Didomena at EHESS, computer input, working with IT specialists for the website). Develop a structure and description of archived data corresponding to the needs of the communities.
  • assisting the project leaders with various tasks, such as the organization of workshops, the taking of minutes and the communication among the consortium partners.
  • Skills: Applicants must hold a PhD in ethnomusicology. Proficiency in at least one vernacular language of a Southeast Asian country will be appreciated. A perfect command of French and English is required.
  • A successful applicant is expected to
  • be able to motivate and valorise research findings,
  • be a team player adapting to various professional, cultural and linguistic contexts,
  • be well versed into the digital humanities environment
  • Particular skills encompass:
  • expertise in documentary practices, online databases, common metadata formats and audio and video files, and tools for disseminating multimedia heritage on the web,
  • Proficiency in the handling of data tables (Excel or Libre Office) and in employment of computer tools related to the handling and documentation of multimedia archives (images, sound, video, text, video and audio software),
  • knowledge of organology of the South East Asian region and of European colonial history.
  • Work Context: The postdoc will be based at the Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE), Aubervilliers (Campus Condorcet). He/she may conduct his/her own research parttime, research that is aligned to the DeCoSEAS aims. The intersections of the postdoc research and the project's aims will be discussed with postdoc, project leaders and/or principal investigator in consultation. The fixed-term contract will be signed for 12 months initially (part time), renewable for 6 months.
  • The application file must be in PDF format and include:
  • A curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or equivalent certificate
  • The “rapport de thèse” (report on the PhD defense), or, only in the case of doctorates obtained from universities that do not release such rapports de thesis itself, three letters of reference.
  • A project describing postdoctoral research and activities fitting in precisely with the Decoseas project program (2 pages maximum) – in French or English.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be requested to provide additional materials.
  • Reference: UMR8170-DANRAP-002
  • Workplace: PARIS 06
  • Date of publication: Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • Type of Contract: FTC Scientist
  • Contract Period: 12 months
  • Expected date of employment: 1 October 2021
  • Proportion of work: Part time
  • Remuneration: gross monthly remuneration for a half-time ranging from €1364 to €1940 depending on experience (CNRS scales)
  • Desired level of education: PhD
  • Experience required: 1 to 4 years

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
  • 4/15 Does the below posting indicate that this search failed? -5120j

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

  • Deadline: 30 June 2021
  • Applications are invited for: Department of Music, Assistant Professo (Ref. 210000MQ)
  • The Department is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor in historical musicology.
  • Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in a relevant field; (ii) a primary research area in historical musicology (18th - 20th century) with a secondary specialty in pedagogy and global musicology; and (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 two courses per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (c) supervising students’ projects and theses; and (d) assisting in administrative duties.
  • Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2022, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.
  • Application Procedure: 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 email addresses of at least three referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for providing references.
  • The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.
  • Closing date: June 30, 2021.

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen: Academic Leader in Academic Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 26 January 2021
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is looking for candidates to take up academic leadership in various disciplines for its newly-established School of Music. They will lead an international teaching team to provide the highest level of teaching and professional practices in the designated disciplines. They are expected to work under the Dean to establish the School as one of the top music institutes internationally meanwhile creating a strong impact in the southern part of China in particular the Greater Bay Area.
  • A. Academic Leader in Piano Studies
  • B. Academic Leader in Vocal Studies
  • C. Academic Leader in Strings
  • D. Academic Leader in Woodwinds
  • E. Academic Leader in Brass
  • F. Academic Leader in Academic Studies
  • set up the area of Academic Studies and develop the teaching materials of academic courses including history, theory and other non-performing and non-composition courses following the approved syllabus from undergraduate to postgraduate levels;
  • lead and coordinate all full-time and part-time teachers from undergraduate to postgraduate levels;
  • network regional and international community for the promotion of the area and the preparation for professional development of graduates;
  • plan and supervise academic activities such as conferences, symposiums and related outreach programmes regionally and internationally.
  • Qualification Requirements
  • high international standing with a global vision and academic connections, management and administration experience in tertiary music institutes, well-recognized performance, and innovation, willingness to relocate to Shenzhen full time.
  • The successful candidates for Positions A-E will demonstrate a high level of artistry in his/her own performance of classical musical genres. The successful candidate of Position F should be an international scholar and/or researcher in an academic area in music.
  • These academic leaders will be appointed as a tenured professor.
  • Salary & Benefits: Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK-Shenzhen, and employee benefits will be provided according to the relevant labor laws of Mainland China as well as CUHK-Shenzhen regulations. Subsidies from various government-sponsored talent programmes will also be made available for eligible candidates.
  • To apply: Please submit a current CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position addressing to the Planning Office for School of Music at psmrecruit@cuhk.edu.cn. All submissions will be kept in strict confidence.  
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • 3/24 Re-posted on the [https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/328912/school-of-music-academic-leadership-appointments-tenured-positions-/

Chronicle of Higher Ed].

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Principal Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in School of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 18 May 2021
  • Aiming to build an international, innovative and top-ranking music conservatory, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, is integrating extraordinary teaching and research resources to compose a world-class outstanding teaching team. Welcome talents from all over the world to join.
  • I. Academic Positions opened for recruitment. According to the syllabus, we are now sincerely hiring faculties in the following discipline:
  • A. Keyboard & Piano Studies
  • B. Opera & Vocal Studies
  • C. Orchestral Studies (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion)
  • D. Conducting
  • E. Composition
  • F. Musicology (include Ethnomusicology)
  • G. Academic/General Studies
  • IV. Job Description: Under the leadership of the Dean and academic leaders, all the faculties of the School of Music will work together with an international teaching team to provide high-quality teaching and practical services for all disciplines.
  • F. Musicology (include Ethnomusicology)
  • i) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on the approved syllabus;
  • ii) Assisting in networking the regional and international community for the promotion of the area and the preparation for professional development of graduates;
  • iii) Participating in activities such as seminars, symposiums, conferences, field works and outreach programmes regionally and internationally.
  • G. Academic/General Studies
  • i) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on the approved syllabus;
  • ii) Assisting in networking the regional and international community for the promotion of the area and the preparation for professional development of graduates;
  • iii) Participating in activities such as seminars, symposiums, conferences, field works and outreach programmes regionally and internationally.
  • V. Qualification Requirements
  • iv) Doctorate degree in related discipline is required for Position E/F/G.
  • v) High level of academic and teaching ability, excellent in spoken and written English. 
  • VI. Salary & Benefits: Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK-Shenzhen, and employee benefits will be provided according to the relevant labor laws of Mainland China as well as CUHK- Shenzhen regulations. Subsidies from various government sponsored talent programmes will also be made available for eligible candidates.
  • VII. To apply: Please submit a current CV and a cover letter (both in Chinese and English) that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. Addressing to the Planning Office for School of Music at psmrecruit@cuhk.edu.cn and make sure to name the e-mail as: Position-Discipline-Name (e.g. Lecturer-Piano-XXX)

Communication University of Zhejiang: Musicology Faculty (x2)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 23 March 2021
  • CUZ - COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF ZHEJIANG is an internationally renowned, highly professional Chinese institution of higher education in China in the field of media and broadcast industries. The University was founded 42 years ago when China first began the new era of openings and reforms.
  • Centre for Innovation in Music Research, Production and Performance is a centre led by the highest National Level experts in music filed. The main purpose of this centre is to provide comfortable enviroment for young scholars to produce quality research paper, and opportunities for performers with quality concerts and performing productions.
  • Job announcement for musicology: Two Vacancies
  • Responsibility will include: To work in the Centre as a research faculty member. To teach the relevant western musicology or Ethnomusicology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To reinforce, and expand school’s curriculum. To supervise stundents in thesis writing. To represent the school in faculty meetings and act as jury during auditions, competitions, and student recruitment
  • Additional teaching responsibility may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the Academic needs.
  • Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and to offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidates must be an outstanding scholar with the prominence in the field, and is expected to lead and develop undergraduate and graduate curriculum in western musicology or Ethnomusicology. Excellent demonstration in teaching is expected. Earned PhD degree in musicology or Ethnomusicology is required.
  • Work Place: Hangzhou, China
  • Work language: Bilingual ability in English and Chinese is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Salary: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with candidate’s qualification and experience.
  • Contact number: TEL: +86 18810407188 (also WeChat)
  • E-mail:2147130031@qq.com
  • Required materials: Letter of application, A full curriculum vitae, Copy of your passport (photo page), Writing samples and/or publications, Two letters of recommendation from reputable individuals of the international music scene with contact information for further references, Copy of the certificate of the highest degree.
  • Further additional material, such as non-criminal record (background check) and meaningful documents,which can support your application.
  • All Documents must be in English. Non-English documents must be translated upon submission.
  • PLEASE send a PDF file of the required documents and the recording (sic) to:2147130031@qq.com
  • 3/23 My guess is that the request for a recording is likely an error, since there is also a composition position listed on the same ad.

École normale supérieure de Lyon: Professor in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 March 2021
  • Research Profile: The successful candidate will join the ENS de Lyon. He or she will have the opportunity to join the research laboratory Institute of History of Representations and Ideas in the modern era (mixed research unit 5317 IHRIM). The appointee’s research should be in tight correspondence with the methods and research directions of the research unit he or she will join. Their research will fall within at least one of the research unit’s specific research areas: Editions and history of the book (with relevant expertise on critical edition, including digital edition); History and imagination of sciences and technologies; Norms, canons and their critiques; History of philosophical, political and social doctrines in the modern era; Arts: discourses, forms and practices. Complementarity is expected between the appointee’s area of expertise and the areas of expertise of the academic scholars and researchers of their newly joined research unit.
  • The successful candidate, with a view to research training and supervising students throughout their education, will have identified promising research directions in their field (i.e. practical research, research-creation, etc.) in order to effectively support future doctoral students in the development of their research project; he or she will supervise Doctoral students in their field. Expertise as well as experience of research in their field at international level is desirable; he or she should also be ready to forge and develop strong partnerships with artistic and cultural institutions (in research as well as in training).
  • Teaching Profile: The successful candidate will be expected to teach Music and Musicology courses offered by the Department of Arts and Letters, within the framework of the ENS diploma from 1st to 4th year (from L3 to M2 level): Agrégation courses, Master and research training, first year of the ENS diploma (L3 level), interdisciplinary courses, organization of master classes, etc.
  • Audience: students majoring in French, Classics and Arts, and every other disciplinary field offered at the ENS de Lyon, as well as international visiting students.
  • He or she will contribute to the implementation of a “music and stages” course dedicated to these trainings. He or she will work in collaboration and in complementarity with the other academic teachers of the Arts section of the ENS and more generally of the Lyon site.
  • The successful candidate will provide tutoring and pedagogic supervision for their students and will supervise Master’s theses (M1 and M2) in Music and Musicology.
  • The appointee is expected to take part in the selection process and recruitment of students of the ENS de Lyon.
  • Primary teaching language: French.
  • Responsibilities: The newly recruited colleague will be expected to assume both teaching and administrative responsibilities at the ENS in Lyon.
  • 2/26 See further information on the recruitment process, including eligibility for applicants not already in the French system: http://www.ens-lyon.fr/en/about-us/recruitment/opening-positions/faculty-positions

Goldsmiths, University of London: Lecturer A in Musicology (Teaching & Scholarship, .4 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 Jun 2021
  • The Department of Music seeks a dynamic individual with experience in delivering teaching, learning and assessment in HE to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate programmes, including the Foundation Year in Music. This role is open to anyone with a specialism in any area of musicology currently represented by Goldsmiths’ undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Particular experience of working with students at Year 0 as well as undergraduate students is also welcome.
  • The successful candidate should have teaching experience in any area of musicology and will be able to demonstrate experience in areas linked to our existing curriculum. Areas of desirable expertise include contemporary musicology—including of art and experimental musics, jazz, electronic and popular musics, analysis of contemporary music (in any analytical tradition, including those that are not reliant on western notation), the sociology of music, and ethnomusicological approaches.
  • Vacancy Type: Fixed-Term
  • Contract Length: 1 year
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
  • Part Time Hours: Fixed
  • Salary: £39,306.20 - £43,783.32
  • Actual Hours: 14
  • FTE: 0.4FTE
  • Contact Details: L.Redhead@gold.ac.uk
  • Posted Date: 28/05/2021
  • Closing Date: 25/06/2021
  • Ref No: 9174
  • Documents: Job Description and Person Specification

Goldsmiths, University of London: Lecturer A in Music (.6 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 July 2021
  • The Department of Music is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Music. The Department contributes to Goldsmiths' focus on creativity, innovation and interdisciplinarity. The post-holder will join a team of academic staff delivering our successful BMus programme in Popular Music and on MMus pathways in Creative Practice, Popular Music and Sonic Arts.
  • Teaching experience should lie in popular music production, performance technologies and creative practice broadly understood, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in HE. Areas of desirable expertise here include Afro-diasporic musics, performance, improvisation, DIY and fringe culture, audio-visual media/site-specific work, music industries, as well as having a good understanding of contemporary critical debates in popular music. Candidates should ideally have teaching experience at HE level, with a demonstrable ability to engage and enthuse students in practice-based work and have an undergraduate qualification in a relevant area, a postgraduate qualification, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Vacancy Type: Open-ended/Permanent
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
  • Salary: £39,306.20 - £43,783.32
  • Actual Hours: 21
  • FTE: 0.6
  • Interview Date: Week of 19th July 2021
  • Contact Details: S.Deacon@gold.ac.uk
  • Posted Date: 18/06/2021
  • Closing Date: 18/07/2021
  • Ref No: 9186
  • Documents: Job Description and Person Specification

Goldsmiths, University of London: Lecturer B in Music (.6 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 July 2021
  • The Department of Music is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Music. The Department contributes to Goldsmiths' focus on creativity, innovation and interdisciplinarity. The post-holder will join a team of academic staff delivering our successful BMus programme in Popular Music and on MMus pathways in Creative Practice and Popular Music.
  • Teaching experience should lie in creative and performance practice, with a focus on fringe/popular music, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in HE. Areas of desirable expertise here include improvisation, DIY and fringe culture, Afro-diasporic musics, audio-visual media/site-specific work, music industries, as well as having a good understanding of contemporary critical debates in fringe/popular music. Candidates should have teaching experience at HE level, with a demonstrable ability to engage and enthuse students in practice-based and theoretical work and have an undergraduate qualification in a relevant area, a postgraduate qualification, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Vacancy Type: Open-ended/Permanent
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
  • Salary: £46,253.72 - £53,013.61
  • Actual Hours: 21
  • FTE: 0.6
  • Interview Date: Week of 19th July 2021
  • Contact Details: S.Deacon@gold.ac.uk
  • Posted Date: 18/06/2021
  • Closing Date: 18/07/2021
  • Ref No: 9185
  • Documents: Job Description and Person Specification

Goldsmiths, University of London: Lecturer in Music (.5 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 March 2021
  • The Department of Music is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Music. The Department contributes to Goldsmiths' focus on creativity, innovation and interdisciplinarity. The post-holder will join a team of academic staff delivering our successful BMus programmes in Music, Popular Music and Electronic Music, Composition and Technology and on MMus pathways in Creative Practice, Sonic Arts and Popular Music.
  • Teaching experience should lie in creative practice, with a focus on sonic art/electronic music, or fringe/popular music, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in HE. Areas of desirable expertise here include cross-genre work, spanning art music and sonic art, or jazz and fringe music, as well as musicology as a scholarly discipline. Candidates should have teaching experience at HE level, with a demonstrable ability to engage and enthuse students in practice-based and theoretical work and have an undergraduate qualification in a relevant area, a postgraduate qualification, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Vacancy Type: Fixed-Term
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
  • Salary: £39,306.20 - £43,783.32
  • Interview Date: Week of 12th April
  • Contact Details: S.Deacon@gold.ac.uk
  • Actual Hours: 17.5
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Posted Date: 26/02/2021
  • Closing Date: 26/03/2021
  • Ref No: 9092
  • Documents: (Word, 102.85kb)
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21


Hochschule für Musik Freiburg: W3 Professorship for Musicology (19th/20th Centuries)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 17 January 2021
  • The following position, at the Freiburg Music Research and Teaching Centre (FZM) of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg ((HfM) and the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, is to be filled at the earliest possible date: W3 Professorship for Musicology with focus on music history of the 19th and 20th century (100%)
  • The HfM Freiburg is searching for a researcher who can represent music and music practices analytically, philologically and historiographically in a well-founded and methodologically diverse manner in teaching and research. An interest in practice-oriented approaches and in cooperation with performing musicians is expected.
  • The tasks of the professorship include teaching in all courses of study of all three study cycles as well as participation in the cross-institutional cooperation of the HfM with the university within the framework of the FZM (e.g. in the development of the field of artistic research). Applicants should have relevant experience in teaching as well as academic self-administration at a conservatory, university or comparable institution. Requirements for employment are an above-average doctorate in musicology, habilitation or an equivalent qualification. Willingness to participate in the academic self-administration of the university is required.
  • The HfM Freiburg aims to increase the proportion of women in the artistic and scientific field and therefore asks female artists and scientists to apply. Severely handicapped persons have priority in recruitment if they have the same aptitude, ability and professional qualifications. We kindly ask you to submit your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and description of your artistic-scientific career, proof of teaching and teaching experience, copies of certificates) digitally summarized in a PDF file. Publications (if available) each as individual PDF files, sound documents in the form of audio files. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from sending letters of recommendation.
  • Application documents should be sent to the following address until January 17th, 2021: Rector of the University of Music Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier, berufungen(at)mh-freiburg.de
  • 12/19 - Does this require teaching in German?

Hochschule für Musik Freiburg: W3 Professorship for Musicology (Systematic Musicology)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 17 January 2021
  • The following position, at the Freiburg Music Research and Teaching Centre (FZM) of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (HfM) and the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, is to be filled at the earliest possible date: W3 Professorship for Musicology with focus on systematics (100%).
  • The position announcement targets a broad range of research interests. The job profile is open to a variety of different approaches, methodologies, and content orientations.
  • We are looking for a scientist who represents the subject of musicology in research and teaching in an appropriate breadth. The future holder of the position should have proven expertise in researching contemporary aspects of music and sociocultural contexts of music performance and music reception. She/he should bring quantitative and/or qualitative empirical methods and cross-genre approaches (new music / jazz / pop / classical etc.) to interdisciplinary research at the FZM and be able to connect to historical musicology.
  • The duties of the professorship include teaching in all degree programs of all three cycles, willingness to participate in academic self-administration, and participation in cross-institutional collaboration between the HfM and the University within the Freiburg Music Research and Teaching Centre (FZM). Applicants should have relevant experience in teaching as well as academic self-administration at music colleges or universities.
  • Requirements for employment are an above-average doctorate in musicology, habilitation or an equivalent qualification as well as proof of relevant pedagogical experience.
  • The HfM Freiburg aims to increase the proportion of women in the artistic and scientific field and therefore asks female artists and scientists to apply. Severely handicapped persons have priority in recruitment if they have the same aptitude, ability and professional qualifications.
  • We kindly ask you to submit your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and description of your artistic-scientific career, proof of teaching and teaching experience, copies of certificates) digitally summarized in a PDF file. Publications (if available) each as individual PDF files, sound documents in the form of audio files. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from sending letters of recommendation.
  • Application documents should be sent to the following address until January 17th, 2021: Rector of the University of Music Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier, berufungen(at)mh-freiburg.de

Institut de Recherche en Musicologie (IReMus-CNRS): 12-month post-doctoral contract[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 27 November 2020
  • IReMus announces a one-year postdoctoral full-time position starting from the first quarter of 2021 for the project Polifonia: a digital harmoniser for musical heritage knowledge (Horizon 2020 - DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020).
  • The project focuses on the development, application and release of digital tools for: 1. encoding music from oral traditions, 2. studying large collections of notated music, 3. producing and sharing knowledge about musical objects and their links with their socio-cultural environment.
  • Our research institute is particularly involved in the case study Tonalities which focuses on the identification, analysis and modal-tonal classification of monodic and polyphonic music from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century.
  • IReMus is also in charge of the roadmap of WP 1, a project management program that facilitates development and registers resources and materials recovered, used and produced within the project, in the form of a web portal
  • Activities
  • Enhance the dialogue between the different teams involved.
  • Survey and collect the needs of internal and external users.
  • Identify the objectives and challenges of the case studies planned in Polifonia and translate them into technical/scientific specifications.
  • Analyse different collections related to the Tonalities case study led by IReMus.
  • Skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Good knowledge of music analysis.
  • Sensitivity to historical musicology and awareness of the challenges relating to cultural heritage preservation and dissemination.
  • Sound knowledge in the field of digital humanities.
  • Interest in epistemological issues, particularly those relating to the benefits of computer science and digital technologies on musical analysis.
  • Excellent mastery of English and French
  • Work Context: IReMus (UMR 8223) in conjunction with the team on site and all of the institutional partners of POLIFONIA.
  • Reference: UMR8223-MARCOU-009
  • Workplace: PARIS 02
  • Date of publication: Friday, November 06, 2020
  • Type of Contract: FTC Scientist
  • Contract Period: 12 months
  • Expected date of employment: 11 January 2021
  • Proportion of work: Full time
  • Remuneration: 2 729 € gross monthly salary
  • Desired level of education: PhD
  • Experience required: Indifferent

Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Musicology: Assistant professor (Adjunct)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 28 May 2021
  • The management of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for the position of assistant professor in the Department of Musicology of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • PhD degree obtained in the discipline of arts studies,
  • publications in the field of the history of early music, including articles in peer-reviewed journals and collected volumes,
  • international scientific activity, documented by foreign-language publications and participation in conferences,
  • experience in working in research projects (NCN, NPRH or European projects),
  • experience in early music editing,
  • fluent knowledge of Polish and English or Italian
  • Specific Requirements
  • cover letter (application for participation in the competition),
  • a copy of the diploma documenting the PhD degree,
  • curriculum vitae with particular emphasis on the education, professional career and scientific activity (including participation in research projects and conferences),
  • list of publications,
  • opinion of a professor in the discipline related to the competition,
  • declaration that in the case of winning the competition and employment, the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences will be the candidate’s primary workplace,
  • GDPR statement
  • Eligibility criteria: Documents in digital form should be sent to the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, e-mail address: ispan@ispan.pl (one file is preferred) within 30 days from the date of the competition announcement, i.e. by May 28, 2021
  • Selection process: The competition board will conduct interviews with candidates who meet the conditions of the competition. Candidates will be informed about the date of the interview by e-mail at least 7 days before the date of the interview. The interviews will be held online using the MS Teams platform. The results of the competition will be published on the website of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences no later than 60 days from the date of the competition announcement
  • Full ad on institutional site (Polish only): http://www.ispan.pl/pl/konkurs-na-stanowisko-adiunkta-w-zakladzie-muzykologii-instytutu-sztuki-pan

Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Musicology: Associate Professor (History of 20th-century music)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 28 May 2021
  • The management of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for the position of a professor of the Institute in the Department of Musicology of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • habilitation degree obtained in the discipline of arts studies,
  • publications in the field of the history of 20th-century music, including articles in peer-reviewed journals and collected volumes, and a monograph published 5 years before the announcement of the competition,
  • international scientific activity documented by foreign-language publications and participation in conferences,
  • experience in working in research projects (NCN, NPRH or European projects),
  • experience in editing of musicological texts,
  • fluent knowledge of Polish and English
  • Specific Requirements
  • cover letter (application for participation in the competition),
  • a copy of the diploma documenting the habilitation degree,
  • curriculum vitae with particular emphasis on the education, professional career and scientific activity (including participation in research projects and conferences),
  • list of publications,
  • declaration that in the case of winning the competition and employment, the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences will be the candidate’s primary workplace,
  • GDPR statement
  • Eligibility criteria: Documents in digital form should be sent to the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, e-mail address: ispan@ispan.pl (one file is preferred) within 30 days from the date of the competition announcement, i.e. by May 28, 2021
  • Selection process: The competition board will conduct interviews with candidates who meet the conditions of the competition. Candidates will be informed about the date of the interview by e-mail at least 7 days before the date of the interview. The interviews will be held online using the MS Teams platform. The results of the competition will be published on the website of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences no later than 60 days from the date of the competition announcement.
  • Full ad on institutional site (Polish only): http://www.ispan.pl/pl/konkurs-na-stanowisko-profesora-instytutu-w-zakladzie-muzykologii-instytutu-sztuki-pan-27438

Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Musicology: Associate Professor (History of 19th-century music)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 28 May 2021
  • The management of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for the position of a professor of the Institute in the Department of Musicology of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • habilitation degree obtained in the discipline of arts studies,
  • publications in the field of the history of 19th-century music, including articles in peer-reviewed journals and collected volumes, and a monograph published 5 years before the announcement of the competition,
  • international scientific activity documented by foreign-language publications and participation in conferences,
  • experience in working in research projects (NCN, NPRH or European projects),
  • experience in editing of musicological texts,
  • fluent knowledge of Polish and English or French
  • Specific Requirements
  • cover letter (application for participation in the competition),
  • a copy of the diploma documenting the habilitation degree,
  • curriculum vitae with particular emphasis on the education, professional career and scientific activity (including participation in research projects and conferences),
  • list of publications,
  • declaration that in the case of winning the competition and employment, the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences will be the candidate’s primary workplace,
  • GDPR statement
  • Eligibility criteria: Documents in digital form should be sent to the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, e-mail address: ispan@ispan.pl (one file is preferred) within 30 days from the date of the competition announcement, i.e. by May 28, 2021
  • Selection process: The competition board will conduct interviews with candidates who meet the conditions of the competition. Candidates will be informed about the date of the interview by e-mail at least 7 days before the date of the interview. The interviews will be held online using the MS Teams platform. The results of the competition will be published on the website of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences no later than 60 days from the date of the competition announcement
  • Full ad on institutional site (Polish only): http://www.ispan.pl/pl/konkurs-na-stanowisko-profesora-instytutu-w-zakladzie-muzykologii-instytutu-sztuki-pan

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main: Professorship (W2) in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 March 2021
  • The Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts, Institute for Musicology of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting 01.04.2022.
  • Professorship (W2) in Musicology: The teaching and research of the future holder of this position should focus on music of the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily on phenomena of art music. Applicants will bring particular expertise in the fields of media and/or aesthetics, have experience with approaches of cultural studies and media theory and be willing to develop these core areas through teaching and research at the Department of Musicology. The position requires an internationally experienced scholar who is a team player and well-versed in the application of third-party funding.
  • The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in interdisciplinary projects of the faculty and contribute to the development of the university’s profile. This includes taking a leading role in the cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt as well as promoting the Rhine Main Universities (RMU) alliance.
  • All applicants will have a postgraduate qualification, a PhD, and a habilitation (or a comparable academic qualification / achievement such as a second monograph) as well as excellent teaching skills. The salary for the position is based on “W2” on the German university scale, including performance bonuses, that are subject of negotiation.
  • Goethe University is committed to in-creasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of persons with international experience are explicitly encouraged. Applicants with disabilities having equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: www.vakante-professuren.unifrankfurt.de.
  • Researchers with an excellent international record in research and teaching are invited to submit their application in English or German CV (artistic, academic and professional), records of publications, teaching and research experience, extramural funding, teaching evaluations, certificates. Please send your application by 04.03.2021 in a PDF file to: berufungen-fb09@dlist.uni-frankfurt.de.
  • Professor Barbara Alge is also available to answer any questions you may have: alge@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

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 https://www.jku.at/en/institute-of-computational-perception).
  • 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 jku.at/application 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: gerhard.widmer@jku.at.

King's College London: Lecturer in Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Education[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • We are seeking an interdisciplinary educator with interests in and experience of digital and online education and a track record of teaching interdisciplinary studies within Arts & Humanities.  
  • This appointment will join the Liberal Arts Department and will play an important role in delivering the Faculty’s online Global Cultures MA (teaching, pastoral support, and academic administration) as well as contributing to some aspects of the Liberal Arts Department. These additional duties may include on-campus teaching at undergraduate level, organisation of relevant extra-curricular events, administration and providing pastoral support to students.  
  • We seek applicants who can contribute to our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and globally-minded education. This appointment will be expected to have expertise in online pedagogies. Our twenty-first century Liberal Arts Education seeks to enable students (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) to develop a flexible, interdisciplinary skillset and thus equip them to address complex, multi-faceted global problems in the modern world. Our approach to learning in the Liberal Arts programmes is student-centred, research-based, co-creative, and highly interdisciplinary.
  • This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 2 years.
  • This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.
  • Salary: £38,304- £41,517 including London Weighting Allowance
  • Essential criteria
  • PhD awarded or near to completion in a relevant field of expertise, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies;
  • A developing record of high-quality scholarship in an academic discipline and/or educational inquiry/scholarship of teaching and learning appropriate to career stage;
  • Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion and inter-cultural competencies or willingness to undertake it in post;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of aspects related to digital (online and technology-enhanced/blended) education, and the ability to connect this material to a range of disciplines;
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills;
  • Experience of teaching interdisciplinary studies in Higher Education, with evidence of innovative, inclusive, and effective teaching, and ability to engage and inspire students;
  • Experience of assessment procedures in UK Higher Education and providing excellent feedback.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Interest and experience in interdisciplinary teaching and learning within arts & humanities.
  • Experience of designing, delivering, and managing online modules in Higher Education.
  • Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice
  • Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students
  • Further information: Given the six-term academic year operational for the Global Cultures MA, we would like the successful candidate to commence in May 2021.

Leiden University/Codarts Rotterdam: Combined Professorship, Intercultural Performing Arts[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 March 2021
  • The Faculty of Humanities Leiden University and Codarts Rotterdam are looking for candidates for a Combined professorship Intercultural Performing Arts
  • Professor by special appointment (bijzonder hoogleraar) for the chair “Intercultural Performing Arts’, 1 day per week (0.2 FTE) at Leiden University
  • Professor (’lector’) Intercultural Performing Arts (0.3 FTE) and Dean Graduate School (0.5 fte) at Codarts University of the Arts Rotterdam
  • The three positions will be combined into one nomination. The successful candidate will be fulltime employed by Codarts University of Arts Rotterdam. For the Professor by special appointment, the candidate is assigned by Codarts to work at Leiden University/ACPA for one day per week for a period of five years. Both Codarts Rotterdam and Leiden University are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.
  • Professor by special appointment (bijzonder hoogleraar) for the chair “Intercultural Performing Arts’, 1 day per week (0.2 FTE) at Leiden University. The professor by special appointment “Intercultural Performing Arts’ will be expected to devote one day per week to teaching and research at Leiden University. He/she will become a full member of the academic community of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) at the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Key responsibilities: To conduct scholarly research in the field of Intercultural Performing Arts with a focus on practice-based artistic research in music; To carry out teaching for the Leiden University community; To initiate, stimulate, and supervise doctoral research; To bring the field to the attention of a wide audience, in the Netherlands and abroad, by means of lectures and publications in conventional and new media; To represent ACPA and to connect Intercultural Performing Arts to societal issues.
  • Selection criteria: PhD degree in a relevant field; Solid international research portfolio and reputation in Intercultural Performing Arts; Experience in supervising PhD research; Ability to attract research funding; Broad teaching experience and outstanding teaching qualities; Good proficiency in the English and preferably also the Dutch language; Possession of the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs) or willingness to acquire it in the Leiden setting; Empathic and unifying leadership.
  • Professor (’lector’) Intercultural Performing Arts (0.3 FTE) and Dean Graduate School (0.5 FTE) at Codarts University of the Arts Rotterdam
  • Key responsibilities: Conducting research in the field of Intercultural Performing Arts, with a focus on practice-based artistic research in music; Providing and developing education in the field of Intercultural Performing Arts, with a focus on musical diversity; Supervising research by faculty, PhD students and postdocs; Establishing links and collaborations with other relevant institutes of higher learning and research; Representing Codarts’ Music department internationally; Contributing to the public distribution of knowledge of and to the public debate on Intercultural Performing Arts, especially with regard to music; Connecting Intercultural Performing Arts to societal issues.
  • The professor will also oversee, as Dean of the Graduate School, the research by faculty and master students at Codarts, and will contribute proactively to the enhancement of diversity and inclusivity in master education and research.
  • Selection criteria: A doctorate in a field relevant to the domain of study and research, e.g., cultural musicology or artistic research; Expertise in at least two genres of music; Experience at the intersection of research and performance practice, preferably as practitioner-scholar, and the capacity to connect artistic knowledge to science and the humanities; Excellent research qualities, evidenced by a track record of publications and other research output; Competences in inter- and transdisciplinary research; Preferably experience with the supervision of master and PhD students; Proven experience and achievements in teaching higher education, preferably also in higher arts education; Knowledge of discussions and concerns with regard to cultural diversity and inclusivity; Excellent command of English; preferably proficiency in Dutch; A demonstrable and relevant international network; Experience with the acquisition of indirect funding.
  • With regard to the function of Dean of Codarts Graduate School the following additional requirements apply: Affinity with the mission and vision of Codarts; Active contribution to strengthening diversity and inclusivity in the master programs of Codarts; Ample experience in one or more relevant management functions; Strategic, financial and entrepreneurial insight; A keen sense of administrative, political and cultural relationships, and comfortable in communicating externally; Motivating, innovating, communicative, and a healthy sense of perspective.
  • Terms and Conditions: The holder of the special chair will not become an employee of Leiden University. The chair is financed by Codarts. The professor by special appointment -  based as lector/dean at Codarts Rotterdam – will be assigned by Codarts to work at Leiden University/ACPA for five years for 0,2 fte (7,6 hrs).
  • Information: Enquiries may be directed to the Academic Director of ACPA Erik Viskil, via e-mail acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
  • Terms and Conditions: The Lector Intercultural Performing Arts (0.3 FTE) and Dean Graduate School (0.5 FTE), and the holder of the special chair will be employed by Codarts. The professor by special appointment -  based as lector/dean at Codarts Rotterdam – will be assigned by Codarts to work at Leiden University/ACPA for five years for 0.2 FTE (7.6 hrs). The starting date is 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Salary depending on experience in scale 15 (min. € 5.797,43 - max. € 7.485,19 gross per month based on 1 FTE) in accordance with the collective labor agreement for 2020. The contract will be for 5 years, with the possibility of extension. Appointment and renumeration are in accordance with the collective agreement for higher professional vocational education cao-hbo. Codarts employees benefit from an attractive conditions pension (ABP), opportunities for further study and collective health insurance
  • Information: Enquiries may be directed to the president of the board of Codarts, University of Arts Rotterdam, Wilma Franchimon, email wfranchimon@codarts.nl  of Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens, Professor Transformative Academic Education at Erasmus School of Philosophy and Lector Transdisciplinary Education Innovation at Codarts, email noordegraaf@esphil.eur.nl.
  • Applications: Please submit your applications for the combined professorship no later than March 1 2021  via the recruitment system of University Leiden, by clicking on the blue button at the top of this page. In your application – in the form of a single PDF file – please include the following items in the following order:
  • Application letter, including a vision of the working field of the chair (max. 2 pages);
  • CV, including education, positions filled, employers, publication list, courses designed and given, research projects, grants and prizes;
  • Research plan, including reflection on how the research output can be shared with broader audiences;
  • Vision statement on how teaching in this subject area should be given;
  • Course description of a course that the applicant would like to offer in this subject area;
  • Names and contact details of three referees (no reference letters at this stage).
  • The selection procedure may include a trial lecture. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are planned for March and April 2021.

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)
  • 11/16 Has anyone heard anything?
  • 11/20 Rejection email received

Masaryk Institute and Archives (Czech Academy of Sciences): Postdoctoral position[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 05 March 2021
  • The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences is offering a one to two-year postdoctoral position, starting on July 1, 2021.
  • Research focus: Late-medieval and early-modern music culture in Bohemia and Central Europe
  • Eligibility and requirements: This position is open to post-docs, who in the moment of application can have max. two years after acquiring PhD (excluding possible parental leave and/or long- term stay abroad. In that case the maximum time span between acquiring PhD and applying can be 4 years). The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position.
  • Active knowledge of English or German.
  • Terms: The position is a part of the Czech Academy of Sciences´ special program for funding post-docs. The selection will be a result of a two-staged process. The Institute will select one to two candidates whose materials will be passed on to the Presidency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which makes the final decision. In the first stage selected candidates might be invited for an interview, in the second stage the selection will be made only on the basis of the written materials.
  • Masaryk Institute and Archives is a mid-sized humanities research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Its Department for the Cataloguing and Study of Manuscripts conducts also original research in the field of medieval musicology.
  • The Institute provides all the necessary equipment for research, library services etc. Researchers are expected to be in residence in Prague. The Institute can offer assistance in finding accommodation for non-Czech applicants. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all activities of the Institute (research seminars, conferences and other events). We reserve the right not to fill this position.
  • The starting date of the position can be negotiated.
  • Deadline for applications: March 5, 2021
  • Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to sekretariat@mua.cas.cz
  • Application: Please submit all of the following materials:
  • CV (including the date of acquiring Ph.D., email and nationality).
  • Publication list.
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Project title and project proposal (in two to four pages) including planned deliverables (doc/docx).
  • Rough work plan (up to 4500 signs in doc/docx), please indicate the preferred length of the contract between 12 and 24 months.
  • Mailing Instructions: Please send all the materials electronically to: sekretariat@mua.cas.cz under the subject Post-Doc Music 2021.

Midlands State University: Full-time Ethnomusicology Lecturer[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 12 February 2021
  • MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY, GWERU, ZIMBABWE
  • FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC BUSINESS, MUSICOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
  • APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED PERSONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSTS:
  • POST C: TEMPORARY FULL TIME ETHNOMUSICOLOGY LECTURER – TWO-YEAR CONTRACT (GWERU CAMPUS) (1 Post)
  • The candidate should have at least a master’s degree in music from a recognized university, a PhD will be an added advantage. The prospective candidate should possess:
  • Indigenous African Musical practices and African musical instruments,
  • Theories of African Music
  • Ability to teach wind instruments
  • Demonstrate understanding of music business operations in the music industry
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, workshops, and seminars.
  • Developing curricula and course material that can be used across a number of platforms.
  • Collaborating with other academics and lecturers to improve teaching methods and expand knowledge base.
  • Setting and grading assignments, tests, and exams.
  • Conducting research, and writing papers, proposals, journal articles, and books.
  • Attending and participating in meetings, conferences, and other events in and outside of the institution.
  • Participating in training opportunities and initiatives at the institution.
  • Providing support to students and other colleagues.
  • Staying current by reading widely and producing published work in the field.
  • APPLICATIONS: Applicants must submit six sets of applications, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification and Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full names, date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees addressed to:
The Deputy Registrar – Human Resource
Midlands State University
P Bag 9055
Gweru
  • NB: Closing date for applications is Friday, 12 February 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.

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 liberal@ntu.edu.tw and gim@ntu.edu.tw; 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: http://www.gim.ntu.edu.tw/default_eng.aspx)
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 liberal@ntu.edu.tw (National Taiwan University, College of Liberal Arts), gim@ntu.edu.tw (Graduate Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University), and yanchy@ntu.edu.tw (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 gim@ntu.edu.tw
  • Institute website: http://www.gim.ntu.edu.tw/default_eng.aspx
  • 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 Jobbnorge.no) 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 http://www.musikkarven.no); 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 Jobbnorge.no weblink for application information and greater detail. Questions about the position can be directed to: Head of Department, Nora Bilalovic Kulset, email: nora.kulset@ntnu.no, or to Head of Programme, Musicology, John Howland, email: john.howland@ntnu.no. Queries about the application process should be directed to HR-adviser Hege Tverå Nilsson, email hege.tvera.nilsson@ntnu.no.


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 www.mtdml.uni-osnabrueck.de
  • 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 (michael.oehler@uos.de) 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: michael.oehler@uos.de.

Royal Holloway, University of London: Post Doctoral Research Associate[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 09 December 2020
  • Applications are invited for the post of 22 months in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway as part of an AHRC funded project led by the Royal College of Music. This is a full time post, immediately available from the 11 January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join a project team of the AHRC funded project, Music, Migration and Mobility (funded by the AHRC and led by Norbert Meyn at the Royal College of Music). The project’s main aim is to investigate the geographical, institutional and creative mobilities of musicians who migrated to Britain from Nazi-ruled Europe during the 1930s and '40s, and the contributions they made to the shaping of post-war British musical culture (https://www.musicmigrationmobility.com)
  • The post holder will contribute to the research and web communication components, including the creation of interactive maps or visualisations drawing from a range of project media including archives records, oral histories, musical recordings and productions. The post-holder will be working within a wider project team based at the Royal College of Music and the University of Salzburg. At Royal Holloway the project sits within the Department of Geography and the Royal Holloway Centre for the Geohumanities
  • This position would suit an experienced, versatile and dynamic researcher with strong interests in 20th century culture, mapping and storytelling as well as technical skills and experience of research in the digital humanities; the ability work independently in a wide range of environments; produce research outputs for scholarly and general audiences; and to assist with public engagement and events.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Adey on peter.adey@rhul.ac.uk.
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk
  • Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.
  • Please quote the reference: 1120-241
  • Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 9 December 2020
  • Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 December 2020 (Candidates will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation)
  • Salary: £35,931 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
  • 12/17: Interview

Royal Holloway, University of London: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Cyborg Soloists Research Project (.5 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 16 April 2021
  • 2-Year Fixed-Term, Part-Time [FTE 0.5]
  • Starting Salary is £33,797 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Allowance rata (£2,134 London Allowance is payable in addition to salary). This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
  • Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Music Department, as part of the UKRI-funded research project Cyborg Soloists: Advancing Interdisciplinary Music in the Post-Internet Age Through New Musician-Technology Interactions, working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Zubin Kanga.
  • Cyborg Soloists explores interdisciplinary interactions between music, the other arts, and new digital technologies. Dozens of composers and performers will work together with 12 industry partners to develop artistic and technological innovations including new types of interaction between musicians and live computer-generated video, AI interactive co-performers, virtual reality performances, new digital instruments, the interactive use of mobile phones in performance, and expanding the bodies of musicians with robotics, motion-sensors and brain-scanning biosensors. Research outputs will include journal articles, conference papers, an edited book, performances, performance films, software patches and exhibitions.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work closely with the PI to document and analyse the research collaborations between performers (including the PI), composers, technology industry partners and other researchers. A number of documentation techniques will be utilized, including audio-video documentation of all meetings. The role will focus on directed and independent research outputs, including sole and co-authored journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, public lectures and other public communication of the research. Assistance in the management of the research workstreams, suggestions of new approaches to the research, management of research outputs, and overseeing major output events such as a conference and festival will be required.
  • The applicant should have a PhD (or close to completing) related to contemporary music. The applicant should also have a track record of published research or strong potential to deliver published research. Experience in documenting practice-based research, or ethnographic research, and management of practice-based outputs (including performances and recordings) is desirable. Excellent communication and organization skills are essential.
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk.
  • Applicants should apply online, responding to a series of questions on how their knowledge, skills and experience make them an ideal candidate for the position. They should also upload a CV and cover letter to their online application. For queries on the application process, the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Zubin Kanga: zubin.kanga@rhul.ac.uk
  • Please quote the reference: 0321-055
  • Closing Date: Midnight, 16 April 2021  
  • Interview Date: TBC

Università degli Studi di Cagliari: Postdoc, "Public Ethnomusicology and Multipart Singing in Sardinia"[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 11 May 2021
  • A selection, based on qualifications and interview, is called for the awarding of grants aimed at implementing the research under the following characteristics:
  • Place for the implementation of the research: Department of humanities, languages and cultural heritage.
  • Scientific Manager: Ordinary professor Prof. Ignazio Macchiarella.
  • Department resolution: del 30.03.2021.
  • Note of the Adm.ve Department Research and Territory: Prot.77209, April 7th, 2021.
  • Grant number: 1 research grant.
  • Grant duration: 12 months.
  • The project consists in designing a series of multimedia installations aimed at disseminating scientific knowledge on the oral tradition of multipart singing in Sardinia. The project should be articulated in the following phases:
  • retrieval, study and critical analysis of the recent bibliography on Public Ethnomusicology and on the musealisation of intangible musical heritage;
  • retrieval, study and critical analysis of the scientific bibliography on multipart singing in Sardinia and consequent definition of the contents of the multimedia installations;
  • retrieval of audiovisual contents on multipart singing in Sardinia;
  • production of new textual and audiovisual contents on multipart singing in Sardinia;
  • co-ordination of the other professional figures involved in the project in order to implement the multimedia installations;-
  • writing of a scientific essay on the research experience.
  • Funding Authority: 9307/Conv/34 del 24.12.2020) CUP F29C20000300002"-"Progetto Tender “TeDiMuS Tecnologie Digitali e Multipart singing in Sardegna”
  • Annual gross pay, net of taxes charged on the Management: 25.177,10 euros.
  • Deadline for applications: May 11st, 2021
  • Foreign Language, of which the applicants must attach a specific certification of knowledge at least level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or a comparable one: English B2 (CEFR).
  • Date for the interview: June 1st, 2021, h.10:00. Because of the sanitary emergency, in order to avoid any form of aggregation and social contact, the applicants will becalled and interviewed by the Selection Committee, at the hour and in the date above, using the videoconferencing tools (Skype or similar).
  • Full posting (English)
  • Full posting (Italian)

University College Cork: Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 06 April 2021
  • Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music, Department of Music, Permanent Whole-time Post
  • UCC wishes to appoint a composer, performer or scholar of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music. Reporting to the Head of the Department of Music, the Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music will make a key contribution to teaching and research in the area of Irish Traditional Music. The appointee’s approach might include, but is not limited to, performance; composition; historical studies, such as the biography of musicians; ethnographies of sound communities; archival work; the comparative investigation of Irish music in the global context; the study of instruments; the development of educational models; the analysis of gender, race, migration, politics or other key themes; or analytical work modelling improvisation, modality or other music-theoretical topics.
  • It is expected that the appointee will have a record of innovative scholarship, a strong publication profile (which may include composition and performance), while also demonstrating a suitable aptitude for developing funding applications. She or he will be dedicated to achieving excellence as a university teacher, at all levels. Further, the successful candidate may have experience in external engagement, for instance through an active record of performance or other research-led outreach. Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
  • For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
  • Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Jeffrey Weeter, Head of Department of Music, Email: j.weeter@ucc.ie For more information on the Department of Music see https://www.ucc.ie/en/fmt/music/
  • Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €34,748 - €61,370 (Scale B)/ €36,658-€58,397 (Scale A). Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy
  • Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.
  • Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 6th April 2021. (N.B. 7:00am EDT on the same day). No late applications will be accepted.
  • If link to posting doesn't work, search for Job ID 043731

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 www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs
  • 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, p.cooke@abdn.ac.uk. Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooke.
  • Please quote reference number LAN103A on all correspondence

University of Bristol: Lecturer in Music (.6 FTE, fixed term)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 19 January 2021
  • The Department of Music is seeking to appoint a part time Lecturer in Music. You will be able to teach broadly across the music curriculum and must have a good working knowledge of 19th and 20th-century Western art music and its political, historical and broad cultural contexts. We would also welcome specialisms in film and popular music.
  • You will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars at undergraduate and MA level as well as mark written work and recitals. You will be asked to supervise and mark undergraduate and MA dissertations and to undertake any necessary teaching-related administration providing tutorial support to students. We expect that you will participate fully in the daily life of the department.
  • You should apply if you have a strong background in Western art music, especially 20th-century, and a PhD or D Phil in Music. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and be ready to teaching outside of your research specialism.  
  • This post is offered on a fixed term, maternity cover basis from 01.09.2021 – 31.01.2022 at 0.6FTE
  • Salary: £38,017 - £42,792 pro rata per annum

University of Bristol: Lecturer in Music (Jan 2022)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 June 2021
  • The Department of Music, University of Bristol, is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Music, from 10 January 2022 to 31 January 2025.
  • You will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars at undergraduate and MA level and mark written work and recitals. You will be asked to supervise and mark undergraduate and MA dissertations and to undertake any necessary teaching-related administration and provide tutorial support to students. We expect that you will participate fully in the daily life of the department.
  • You should apply if: You have a strong background in the history of Western art music, especially 19th- and/or 20th-century and its political and cultural contexts and have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD or DPhil in Music. You should have previous lecturing experience, a strong research background, excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Additional information: This post is offered on a fixed-term contract, starting 10th January 2022 for 3 years. Interviews will be held on the week commencing 12th July.
  • Job number: ACAD105267
  • Contract Type/Work Pattern: Fixed-term / Full time
  • Closing date: 18 Jun 2021
  • Salary: £38,016 - £42,792 per annum
  • Job Description
  • Further Particulars
  • Please put any updates on the Musicology 2021-22 page.

University of Cambridge: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies (Fixed Term)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 21 February 2021
  • The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies from any relevant field of expertise or experience who are best able to contribute to expanding our research and teaching coverage to include the history, society and culture of Taiwan. The successful candidate will conduct research, publish, and contribute some teaching and administrative support. The successful candidate will be part of the Chinese Studies subject group while also expected to interact more widely with other colleagues in the Department, Faculty and University. This position is tenable for three years. The successful candidate is expected to begin the Fellowship on 1 October, 2021. The salary is commensurate with experience and is set at £32,816 - £40,322 with annual increments. Once appointed, the Department will assist the candidate to seek a college affiliation.
  • We welcome applicants from all relevant fields, though preference will be given to those in the following fields: history (pre-modern and/or modern); anthropology; religion; art history; cultural studies; sociology; ethnomusicology; and literature.
  • Key activities associated with the Fellowship in Taiwan Studies include: Independent and collaborative research to be published as articles, books, and other more innovative forms of outputs; Organising Taiwan-themed seminars and outreach activities (such as film festivals); Teaching one or two courses (called 'papers' at Cambridge) on the Fellow's specialised area and contributing sessions to team-taught courses; Participation in Department-wide activities, both internally and through contributions to our outreach and engagement efforts; Development of collaborations with other institutions relating to Taiwan Studies in the UK and internationally.
  • Applicants must have: A PhD in a relevant field (PhD in hand or thesis approved at point of application); Evidence of strong research and teaching skills; Ability to work independently as well as in collaborative environments, and the ability to engage with diverse audiences; Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills (including proficiency in English and Chinese);
  • Fixed term: Funding for this Fellowship is available until 30 September, 2024.
  • Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
  • If you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Dr Adam Yuet Chau at ayc25@cam.ac.uk, or about the application process, please contact Molly Carrick, HR Coordinator on SAHHR@admin.cam.ac.uk.
  • The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 21 February 2021. We expect to hold interviews (online due to COVID-related travel restrictions) with shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 8 March 2021 subject to change. Please quote reference GX25427 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Music in Contemporary Societies FILLED: Alisha Lola Jones, University of Chicago 2014[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 February 2021
  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Music in Contemporary Societies, starting on 1 September 2021.
  • Holding a PhD in Music or a related discipline and with a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research, you will be a scholar focusing individually or in combination on popular, art and traditional music cultures as they are produced, debated, and experienced today. Your work will complement that of an expanding and interdisciplinary research cluster within the Faculty, made up of colleagues working in sound studies, ethnomusicology, popular music, jazz, and global histories of music including post- and decolonial approaches.
  • You will teach on new courses within a revised undergraduate degree at Cambridge. While these will require expertise in popular music studies, your precise disciplinary area, geographical focus, or research methodology are less important than your general breadth of vision.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • In order for your application to be considered, please upload to the application system:
  • a covering letter;
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and areas of teaching competence;
  • a statement of research interests and future research plans (up to 500 words);
  • at least one sample of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total);
  • contact details for three referees which will be requested at the long-listing stage.
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Katharine Ellis (chair@mus.cam.ac.uk). If you have queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (musichr@admin.cam.ac.uk).
  • The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Thursday 04 February 2021.
  • Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
  • Please quote reference GT25032 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Link to Further Particulars.
  • 2/11: rejection email
  • https://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/news/appointment-alisha-lola-jones

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Music and Science FILLED: Peter Harrison, Queen Mary University of London 2019 (PhD Cognitive Science)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 17 December 2020
  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Music and Science to sustain, develop and extend the twenty-year work of Cambridge's renowned Centre for Music and Science.
  • Holding a PhD in Music or a related discipline and with a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research, you will lead the Music and Science strand within the Faculty's taught programme at undergraduate level in addition to a Music and Science strand within our MPhil. You will convene and/or contribute to versions of current courses, suitably tailored to your strengths.
  • You will have the potential to bind scientific thinking about music into Faculty activity in new ways while also forging collaborative connections across the University and beyond. With appropriate support, you will take responsibility for the coordination and oversight of activity within the Faculty's Centre for Music and Science following the retirement of its founder, Prof Ian Cross.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • In order for your application to be considered, please upload to the application system:
  • a covering letter,
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and areas of teaching competence
  • a statement of research interests and future research plans (up to 500 words);
  • at least one sample of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total)
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Katharine Ellis (chair@mus.cam.ac.uk). If you have queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (musichr@admin.cam.ac.uk).
  • The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Thursday 17 December 2020.
  • Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
  • Please quote reference GT24467 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
    • Rejection (1/10)
  • https://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/news/appointment-peter-harrison

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 https://jrf.christs.cam.ac.uk/rf_2021/ 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, Corpus Christi College: Stipendiary Early-Career Research Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 January 2021
  • Corpus Christi College invites applications for one Stipendiary Early-Career Research Fellowship tenable for four years from 1 October 2021. Eligible applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career. If postdoctoral, this is defined as being within two years from the date of a successful viva voce examination. This year applications will be considered in the following fields: English; Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic; Theology; Music.
  • An Early-Career Research Fellow is expected to pursue learning and research in their chosen field and publish the results. The College’s academic environment provides favourable conditions for research, which will be undertaken freely and without oversight on the part of the College.
  • Early-Career Research Fellows are permitted to teach up to six hours per week for additional remuneration, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of Leckhampton (the College's second site where most of its postgraduates are housed).
  • Application deadline: noon on Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Please see the Further Particulars for the position for more information.
  • Applications should be uploaded as a pdf to the CASC Fellowship Application System (FAS) at the following link: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/ccearly.aspx.
  • Applicants should provide:
  • (i) a curriculum vitae with details of the applicant’s education record, any publications and a brief statement of eligibility for this early-career post;
  • (ii) academic transcripts of undergraduate degree and for any higher degrees awarded;
  • (iii) a statement of not more than 1,500 words outlining present and proposed research;
  • (iv) the names and contact details of two referees familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Reference requests should be sent from the CASC Fellowship Application System to the two referees, who will be asked to upload their references by the same date (noon on Thursday 14 January 2021). Selected candidates will be invited to submit two copies of written work before the end of January 2020. This work need not be in its final form, but must provide evidence of outstanding originality and promise.
  • Interviews are expected to take place at the College (or by Zoom) in the week beginning Monday 8 March 2021.
  • For informal enquiries please contact Dr Rory Naismith (Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition) by email at research-fellowships@corpus.cam.ac.uk.

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 http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/fellows-staff/vacancies/ 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 https://jrf.jesus.cam.ac.uk 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 sally.thorp@kings.cam.ac.uk 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 sally.thorp@kings.cam.ac.uk the competition administrator.

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

  • Deadline: 09 November 2020
  • JOINT APPLICATION SCHEME FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2021
  • 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 Copenhagen: Assistant Professorship in Musicology FILLED: Jessica Holmes, McGill 2017[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 September 2020
  • The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to be filled by January 1st, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration. Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor. Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/.
  • Qualification requirements: The position is to be filled by a person who can document research in musicology with a particular focus on popular music studies. Popular music is here understood broadly, both historically and geographically, and as for theoretical and methodological approaches the candidate’s orientation may be historical, sociological, anthropological, or cultural-theoretical.
  • In relation to teaching, the successful candidate should be able to teach at both BA and MA levels in collaboration with other staff and draw on the newest research and knowledge within the field. The applicant’s teaching experience will thus be important, and the possibility of teaching the course “Introduction to Popular Music Studies” will be expected. In relation to teaching the candidate should also be able to fill the position with a broad range of topics, both in relation to musical material as well as theoretical and methodological perspectives.
  • The applicant is expected to provide a statement of his/her academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching.
  • The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).
  • Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:
    Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output, e.g. number of publications published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses.
  • Applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolio when appointing staff at the UCPH https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/
  • Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.
  • Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.
  • Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students.
  • Application: Please click on the “Apply online” icon at the bottom of the page.
  • The application must be written in English and must include the following enclosures:
  • Application letter/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email address, telephone number and list of referees (maximum five names))
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. At least two of these publications must have been published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 5.
  • Reference/recommendation
  • Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.
  • Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, German and French and will be assessed.
  • Appointment procedure: After the application deadline, the Dean and Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.
  • Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by email.
  • Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0057/20-2N
  • Salary and conditions of employment: Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,654.76 (EUR 4,919.83) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
  • UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
  • The closing date for applications is 14 September 2020, 23:59 CEST.
  • Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered

University of Durham: Assistant Professor in Music Analysis FILLED: Daniel Walden, Harvard University 2019 (PhD Music Theory)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 26 February 2021
  • We seek to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor, tenable from 1 September 2021. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in any musical style or tradition, addressed from any analytical or theoretical angle, including (but not limited to) formal, historical, computational, ethnographic, and cognitive perspectives.
  • This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities for career progression and professional development.
  • You will contribute to high-quality teaching and curriculum development at UG and PG levels in the fields of music analysis or music theory (broadly conceived) and may also contribute towards teaching in other areas. You will specialise in any musical style or tradition, from any analytical or theoretical angle, including (but not limited to) formal, historical, computational, ethnographic, and cognitive perspectives. You will conduct high-quality research in your field of expertise and will be expected to develop connections and interdisciplinary dialogue between your field and other areas supported by the Department. You will be entitled to apply for research leave and research support in accordance with University and Departmental guidelines.
  • Person Specification: You are expected to fulfil the essential criteria at either grade 7 or 8. At grade 7, we recognise that you may possess limited direct experience of some of the requirements of the post. In your application you will be able to outline how your skills, experiences, and achievements prepare you for the role.
  • Essential Research Criteria – Grade 7
  • Qualifications – a good first degree and a PhD in Music Theory and Analysis/Musicology or a related subject (which for grade 7 candidates may be completed or under examination).
  • Outputs – experience, skills and/or achievements which demonstrate experience of or the potential to produce high-quality outputs, some of which are recognised as world-class. You are asked to submit two research outputs with their application (as outlined in the How to Apply section below). You may additionally choose to submit evidence such as external peer review of their outputs.
  • Personal Research Plan – evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Department’s research strategy.
  • Essential Research Criteria – Grade 8
  • Qualifications – a good first degree and a PhD in Music Theory and Analysis / Musicology or a related subject.
  • Outputs – evidence of world-class outputs. You are asked to submit two research outputs with their application (as outlined in the How to Apply section below). You may additionally choose to submit evidence such as external peer review of their outputs.
  • Personal Research Plan – evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Department’s research strategy.
  • Contact Information: Department contact for academic-related enquiries: Professor Julian Horton, Head of Department, julian.horton@durham.ac.uk
  • If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to academic.recruitment@durham.ac.uk
  • How to Apply: We prefer to receive applications online.
  • As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s values. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do. At Durham we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the world’s best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. It’s important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We therefore ask that as part of your application you provide a statement (of no more than 1 side of A4) which outlines work which you have been involved in which demonstrates your commitment to EDI and our values.
  • What to Submit: All applicants are asked to submit:
  • A CV. We prefer to receive a concise CV of no more than four pages that focuses on the qualifications, skills and experience set out in the essential criteria and role description.
  • A covering letter of no more than four pages which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above. The ability to demonstrate that you meet the criteria clearly and concisely will be assessed in terms of written communication skills;
  • A personal research plan indicating future plans/schemes (publications, grants, collaborations, etc.), taking account of our strategic research priorities, which are: 1) to strengthen the sustainability of all our subject areas, while remaining responsive to opportunities to further diversify and enrich our research; 2) to enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our researchers, and promote research that addresses equality and diversity issues and which supports increased social engagement; 3) to maintain and enhance the quality and utility of our research infrastructure, including studios, labs and performance facilities; 4) to increase research capacity by further enhancing project grant, postdoctoral and postgraduate research funding; and 5) to maintain active and strategic support for demonstrable research impact across all subject areas.
  • A statement on your approach to equality, diversity and inclusion: this can include areas such as teaching, research and workplace culture. The Department’s EDI page can be accessed here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/music/edi/.
  • Two of your most significant pieces of written work of article length. Your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 2mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria;
  • Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files. We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.
  • Referees: You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).
  • Next Steps: All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates.
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to meet key members of the Department. The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to staff and students in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days in or around mid-April 2020. In the event that you are unable to attend on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.
  • Job Number: 21000069
  • Grade 7/8: - £33,797 - £49,553 per annum
  • Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours per Week: 35
  • Closing Date: 26-Feb-2021, 6:59:00 PM
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • N.B. Continuation of failed/postponed/cancelled (?) search from last year.
  • From theory wiki: 3/18 Rejection received (x4)
  • From theory wiki: 3/19 Notification of long-listing.
  • From theory wiki: 5/13 Offer accepted by Daniel Walden (Junior Research Fellow, Queen's College Oxford; PhD Harvard)

University of Durham: Assistant Professor in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 07 April 2021
  • We seek to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor, tenable from 1 September 2021. We welcome applications from candidates with research and teaching specialisms within musicology broadly defined, which enhance and diversify our current strengths. Your specialism may be in any kind of music (including elite and vernacular genres) and period (from early to contemporary music cultures) and may be interdisciplinary in nature. You will contribute to high-quality teaching and curriculum development at UG and PG levels, including the Department’s ongoing efforts to address challenges relating to gender equality, race and/or decolonisation. You will conduct high-quality research in your field of expertise and will be encouraged to develop connections and interdisciplinary dialogue between your field and other areas supported by the University, as well as with audiences beyond academia. You will be entitled to apply for research leave and research support in accordance with University and Departmental guidelines.
  • Person Specification: You are expected to fulfil the essential criteria at either grade 7 or 8. At grade 7, we recognise that you may possess limited direct experience of some of the requirements of the post. In your application you will be able to outline how your skills, experiences, and achievements prepare you for the role.
  • What to Submit: All applicants are asked to submit:
  • A CV. We prefer to receive a concise CV of no more than four pages that focuses on the qualifications, skills and experience set out in the essential criteria and role description.
  • A covering letter of no more than four pages which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above. The ability to demonstrate that you meet the criteria clearly and concisely will be assessed in terms of written communication skills;
  • A personal research plan of no more than 2 sides of A4 indicating future plans/schemes (publications, grants, collaborations, etc.), taking account of our strategic research priorities, which are: 1) to strengthen the sustainability of all our subject areas, while remaining responsive to opportunities to further diversify and enrich our research; 2) to enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our researchers, and promote research that addresses equality and diversity issues and which supports increased social engagement; 3) to maintain and enhance the quality and utility of our research infrastructure, including studios, labs and performance facilities; 4) to increase research capacity by further enhancing project grant, postdoctoral and postgraduate research funding; and 5) to maintain active and strategic support for demonstrable research impact across all subject areas.
  • A statement of no more than 1 side of A4 on your approach to equality, diversity and inclusion: this can include areas such as teaching, research and workplace culture. The Department’s EDI page can be accessed here: https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/music/about-us/diversity-initiatives/.  
  • Two of your most significant pieces of written work of article length. Your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 2mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria;
  • We would prefer that publications are provided as accessible web links.  Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files of no larger than 1MB.
  • We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system.  Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.
  • Referees: You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).  Please note:
  • We shall seek the academic references during the application process.  Academic referees should not (if possible) include your PhD supervisor(s) and a majority should be from a University other than your own (save for early career applicants applying for their first post).  We would ask that you alert your academic referees to this application as soon as possible, and provide them with a copy of the CV you submit with your application, so that we can quickly obtain references should you be progressed to the interview stage. As part of your application you will be asked whether you give your consent to your academic references being sought should you be invited to attend interview.
  • Academic references sought for short-listed candidates may be made available to the panel during the interview process.
  • We will seek a reference from your current line-manager if we make you an offer of employment (albeit you may have also nominated your line manager as an academic referee).  Please clearly indicate which referee is your current line-manager and please let us know if we should only approach them once an offer has been made.
  • Next Steps: All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates. Short-listed candidates will be invited to meet key members of the Department.  The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to staff and students in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days in or around 26 and 27 May 2021. In the event that you are unable to attend on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.
  • The role is full time and we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
  • Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 September 2021
  • Grade 7/8: - £33,797 – £49,553 per annum
  • Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours per Week: 35
  • Closing Date: 07-Apr-2021, 6:59:00 PM local time (N.B. 1:59pm EDT)
  • 3/30 This information may be helpful to some users of this wiki - I emailed the search chair to see if they would consider an ethnomusicologist for this position (given that it says the applicant's specialism may be in "any" kind of music and any time period, and they make no specifications about methodological approach). This is their reply: "We are looking for a musicologist rather than an ethnomusicologist, narrowly defined, although we are open to discussions about the intersections between these disciplines."
  • 04/08 That seems like a pretty nonsensical response, given the broad job description. The best sense I can make of it is that they want someone whose primary methodology is the analysis of texts, rather than ethnography. But either way it seems at odds with the "you can do anything and it can be interdiscipliary" description, and is particularly at odds with the decolonial emphasis. If we were to get petty we could interepret this as "focus on the crown, not the colonies," but it's probably more about protecting a position of traditional musicology despite the gestures toward something more radical. Honestly this response angers me, because it seems the committee has posted a job description that does not at all match with what they're hiring for. I wish they would have through through this more. Anyway, good luck to all those who applied.
  • 04/22 This response by the chair paints this job post as a blatant bait and switch, a superficial lip service to progressive hiring when in reality it's the same old thing. What a disappointment, not that they are hiring a musicologist but that they are being so manipulative in the description. How disrespectful to people languishing on this terrible job market, toiling away at these extensive applications, and then to realize the efforts never had a chance to manifest into anything resembling employment.
  • 04/27 Rejection via system-generated message. The algorithm did not match my ethnoid app to the position for the longlist, thus confirming the above conclusion that they were never going to consider ethnomusicologists for this role.
  • 04/27a: I was also rejected via the same message, and I'm a musicologist—so as ever, who knows what they actually want??

University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Music (3-year)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 13 May 2021
  • The Reid School of Music is seeking to appoint a 3-year, full-time Teaching Fellow post to contribute undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on the historical, cultural, and critical study of music. The Reid School is committed to decolonisation and we particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching profile can contribute to this ongoing process.
  • The Opportunity: You will deliver and assess courses on the historical, cultural, and critical study of music at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, teach on specialist honours options, and supervise BMus and MMus dissertations. You will also contribute to the academic administration of these programmes and assist in curriculum development. While this post is teaching focused, the postholder will be encouraged to participate in the research culture of the School and will be supported to undertake research that enhances their teaching activities.
  • Your skills and attributes for success:
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of teaching, assessment, and course organisation in Higher Education
  • The ability to deliver a wide range of teaching on the historical, cultural, and critical study of music.
  • The ability to deliver teaching on different methodological approaches to the study of music
  • A commitment to the decolonisation of music in Higher Education
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description.
  • Interviews will be held in May. If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.
  • The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.
  • UE07 - £33,797 - £40,322
  • Fixed Term - 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2024
  • Full Time - 35 hrs per week
  • Posting Date: 04/15/2021, 6:06 AM
  • Apply Before: 05/13/2021, 12:00 PM
  • 5/31: rejection email received

University of Glasgow: Lecturer (LTS) in Music (Jan-Jun 2022)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 09 July 2021
  • Lecturer (LTS) in Music
  • Job Purpose: To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Culture & Creative Arts (in Musicology and Music History).
  • This post is available from January 2022 for a period of 6 months, to 30 June 2022.
  • Qualifications: Essential:
  • A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 [PhD] or equivalent in a related discipline and/or teaching experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Essential:
  • C1. Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline (Musicology and Music History) and of teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area.
  • C2. Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.
  • C3. Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
  • C4. Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external [e.g. commercial] awareness.
  • C5. Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.
  • Standard Terms & Conditions: Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum. This post is full time (35 hours per week) and is fixed term for until 30 June 2022.
  • New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
  • The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
  • Vacancy Reference: 057588
  • Closing Date: 9 July 2021
  • Please put any updates on the Musicology 2021-22 page.

University of Greenwich: Research Fellow 1 - Ethnography - Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound (.5 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 29 June 2021
  • We are seeking a Research Fellow in Ethnography to join the AHRC funded research project “Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound”.
  • This 18-month project seeks to challenge institutional Whiteness in Experimental Sound practice by investigating the creative identities of contemporary Black and South Asian composers working in the UK.
  • Building understandings from their individual and collective experiences, through exposition of material practices – applying methods of participant observation alongside practice research, interviews and focus groups – this research will unpack how these unique experiences are situated in relation to the structural and cultural contexts of experimental sound in the UK. (Further details about the project can be found on the UKRI Gateway to Research - https://gtr.ukri.org/)
  • Working with world leading Black and South Asian artists/musicians and nationally significant project partners (Musicians Union, PUNCH, Usurp Arts, Sound & Music) , you will be an integral partner within the research, collaborating with the PI (Dr. Amit D. Patel) to conduct ethnographic fieldwork via participant observation, interviews, focus groups and the accompanying data analysis (for which you will be assigned your own team of postgraduate research assistants).
  • The project team will be mentored by Prof. Georgina Born (University of Oxford) and Prof. Tracey Reynolds (University of Greenwich).
  • You will be encouraged to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of outputs including written publications (journal articles, edited volumes, white paper policy documents), public events (talks, concerts, conferences); while fostering your own research ambitions and building experience of working as part of a team on externally funded UKRI projects.
  • Candidates will have knowledge and experience of contemporary ethnographic methodologies and the theories and practices of anthropology and the wider social sciences. Prior ethnographic experience need not specifically be in music, but the candidate should demonstrate a keen interest and experience in ethnographies of arts, music and culture.
  • As a project on diversity, we are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates who are under-represented in the academy and those with an interest in research addressing Black and South Asian communities.
  • Please contact - Dr. Amit D. Patel (sound-image@gre.ac.uk) for informal enquiries. *Further details: Job Description & Person Specification
  • Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 plus £3706 London weighting
  • Part Time Hours: 0.5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 2682-E

University of Groningen: Assistant Professor in Popular Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 05 April 2021
  • The Faculty of Arts is seeking one full-time Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures. Candidates should have experience teaching and researching popular music and exhibit knowledge of a range of analytical perspectives from critical musicology and ethnomusicology to practice-based research. Areas of specialisation are not predetermined but one or more of the following are especially of interest: hip hop, electronic dance music, rock, popular musics of Asia, Africa or Europe, or the music industries. We also welcome scholars specialising in music and technology within digital platforms such as modern production techniques, or the affordances of music technologies within other media such as video game sound and music, interactive and VR music videos, and AI music. Knowledge of the interrelations between popular music, new media and other arts disciplines and fields including arts criticism, film studies, theatre and performance art, and media studies is also valued.
  • The candidate’s research should indicate an interest and familiarity with a variety of contemporary theoretical approaches including critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sound and media studies, music and affect, and/or critical musicology. The candidate should also be knowledgeable of analytical models especially attuned to the most pressing issues and opportunities surrounding popular music, sound and media cultures. Research on understanding the relations between popular music institutions and local and global music scenes and communities is welcome, as are projects investigating music’s role in processes of identity formation within performance and reception contexts.
  • Research is conducted within the Groningen Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and its Research Centre Arts in Society, specifically the Music, Sound and Culture research group. ICOG and the Faculty of Arts provide ample support in applying for bids with national and international funding agencies. There is also an annual travel budget for conference participations and other research-related activities.
  • Specific tasks
  • teach and supervise students in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes, specifically popular music and interarts related courses as well as in the specialisation of Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures in the MA programme of Arts & Culture
  • participate actively in curriculum development, design and administration of course modules
  • carry out and eventually also generate high-quality research in above mentioned fields
  • external grant acquisition
  • participate actively in international research networks
  • participate in the activities of the interdisciplinary research centre Arts in Society and (one of) its theme groups (such as ‘Music, Sound and Culture’, ‘Art, Medium and Moving Images,’ ‘Narrative in/and Art,’ or ‘Arts, Culture and Cognition’)
  • performing administrative and organisational duties.
  • Qualifications: In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, a results-oriented attitude, and excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking), we are looking for candidates who have a PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields and, in the area of teaching:
  • have substantial and relevant teaching experience at a university level; are excellent teachers, as demonstrated by creative, innovative and meaningful approaches to teaching and learning described in the teaching statement
  • have gained the University Teaching Qualification or are prepared to do so within a year
  • are prepared to foster inclusive learning environments
  • are demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the design and development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research.
  • In the area of research:
  • have established an excellent international research profile or set up their own innovative research line and have published with internationally recognised journals and publishers
  • have success with or the motivation and potential (through documented record of e.g., past applications) to acquire third-party funding on the national or international level (future research plans to be described in the research statement)
  • have international experience and a relevant national and international academic network
  • are able to supervise students (all BA, MA and PhD levels).
  • In the area of management and organisation:
  • have excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking)
  • are expected to have or gain understanding of the Dutch language (CEFR B2 for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 for writing and speaking) within two years
  • are willing to contribute to the development of the department’s research and educational programmes
  • are able to make a constructive contribution to interdisciplinary collaboration and a friendly atmosphere within the department
  • have demonstrable administrative, time-management and organisation skills.
  • Conditions of employment: We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,826 (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% year-end bonus
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees.
  • The position entails a contract combining 60% teaching tasks with 40% research time. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
  • The appointment will be on a temporary basis for 5 years.
  • The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/new-staff/
  • Starting date: 1 September 2021
  • Applications (in PDF files) should include:
  • a cover letter which explains the motivation for applying for this position
  • a full curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, taught courses, external funding, teaching qualification
  • a research plan of 1-2 pages including future ideas for projects and grant applications
  • a teaching statement, in maximum of 2 pages, that outlines your teaching philosophy
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • You can submit your application until 5 April 11:59pm / before 6 April 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.
  • The selection interviews will take place during late April / early May 2021.
  • For information you can contact: Dr M.M. Schiller, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Popular Music, m.m.schiller@rug.nl; Drs. Miralda Meulman, Degree programme coordinator, sec.amc@rug.nl
  • Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.
  • 03/17: Anyone know anything about this gig? They were hiring for the same or similar position a few years ago and I don't believe that search failed.
  • 04/19: Growing program + more support = more faculty positions. Yay!
  • 05/05: Any news here?
  • 05/05a: phone interviews on 04/30 and 05/03

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: https://cutt.ly/0fn0A26.
  • 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: rabeliovi@univ.haifa.ac.il
  • Please send the requested materials electronically in one PDF file to: dybbuk@univ.haifa.ac.il by January 10, 2021.

University of Hong Kong: Society of Fellows in the Humanities[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 February 2021
  • The Society of Fellows in the Humanities at HKU invites applications for the 2021-2022 intake. Up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships will commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Submission deadline is 23:00 on February 1, 2021 (Hong Kong Time). (N.B. this is 10:00am EST on Feb 1)
  • Eligibility: The Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates who have a PhD degree conferred after January 1, 2018. Candidates will have defended or submitted their dissertation by December 31, 2020 and their degree conferred not later than May 31, 2021. They will not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.
  • Deadline for Applications: The deadline for application is 23:00 on Monday, February 1, 2021 (Hong Kong time).
  • Application Documents: Applicants shall complete their application online and submit the following documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter not exceeding 300 words
  • A research proposal not exceeding 1,500 words (excluding bibliography). Proposals are vetted by specialists as well as non-specialists.
  • One writing sample: one dissertation chapter or one published article
  • Three letters of recommendation to be submitted in PDF format directly to the Society by referees via email to: sofhku@hku.hk. Letters should be addressed the Director of Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Letterhead is preferred. Applicants shall reach out for the letters; the Society/HKU will not approach the referees.
  • All applications documents, including the letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered. There is no application fee. Please do not send a transcript of graduate courses or grades. Only applications submitted via the HKU’s career site will be considered. Applications should be submitted with all attachments in PDF format.
  • Notification to Applicants: Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of March 2021 at the latest. Please notify us should there be any update to your email address.
  • Contact: Please address your inquiries to Ms. Winnie Ling at sofhku@hku.hk.
  • Appointment Details
  • Each successful applicant will be given a three-year appointment as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows. Up to 6 Fellowships will be offered. The Fellowship appointment is not tenure-track and is non-renewable. Successful applicants are expected to take up their appointment from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2024.
  • A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Fellows are expected to reside in Hong Kong for the duration of their appointment but may carry out research abroad in accordance with university guidelines.
  • Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research. It is not necessary to contact Departments/Schools or Faculty members for a potential supervisor.
  • Fellows will be expected to cite their affiliation with the Society of Fellows in any publications that result from research work undertaken during the term of their appointment and to provide the Faculty with copies of these publications.
  • The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact among themselves and with other members of the Faculty. They will be invited to initiate and participate in seminars, talks and other university activities. A dedicated Society of Fellows communal space has been created to facilitate engagement and collaboration.
  • Posted on AMS-L 11/30

University of Hong Kong: HKU Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship (HKU-PPF)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Year-round
  • Up to three-year appointment term;
  • Annual salary of at least HK$621,600* (~US$80,000) (including an accommodation subsidy, subject to terms and conditions), and the following employment/annual benefits:
  • Research grant of HK$50,000 (~US$6,400);
  • Conference support of HK$16,500 (~US$2,100); and
  • Annual leave, medical benefits and access to a range of campus facilities.
  • Each successful fellow will join a research team of his/her choice, subject to approval. It is possible to change supervisors/advisors (once) to gain different experiences within the first six months of appointment.  
  • Interested applicants should apply online and upload the following documents:
  • (a)    cover letter of max two pages including the proposed Faculty/Department and preferred supervisor/advisor;
  • (b)    curriculum vitae with full publication list;
  • (c)    official PhD certificate and transcript  (if available);
  • (d)    succinct research proposal of max five A4 pages; and
  • (e)    list of top three publications plus a brief synopsis.
  • Applicants should apply to the Faculty* of their choice via the corresponding link below: Architecture | Arts | Business and Economics | Dentistry | Education | Engineering | Law | Medicine | Science | Biological Sciences | Social Sciences
  • Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for at least three references, including one from their PhD supervisor/advisor.
  • All enquiries can be directed to presidentialPDF@hku.hk.

University of Jyväskylä: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track), Musicology (Music Psychology)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 13 June 2021
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track), Musicology, starting January 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the Assistant Professor position for 3 years or in the Associate Professor position for a fixed term of 5 years.
  • The position is allocated to the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies and to the discipline of Musicology.
  • The position focuses on music psychology as a strategic field of the Department and on Social sustainability for children and families (SOSUS, term 2021-2026) as a profiling area of the University. https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en/research/child-and-family-research/current
  • The discipline of Musicology concentrates on music psychology and cognitive musicology, which study musical phenomena using a multidisciplinary approach, implementing a variety of methods, and in a dialogue with research questions and teaching of music education and music therapy.  The position of the Assistant/Associate professor also focuses on research of the SOSUS profiling area, which addresses the impacts of music on the development of children and adolescents and the wellbeing of families.
  • The position of the Assistant/Associate professor focuses on active research work and on initiating and carrying out research projects. The duties include teaching and guidance for students completing Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, and supervision of doctoral and master’s theses, and active participation in the activities of the university community and networks.
  • A successful candidate is expected to have strong merits on the Department’s research areas described above. In addition, high-quality and international outputs in research and publication, methodological competence, success in acquiring external funding and experience in leading or working in research projects, and a competence to act in a multidisciplinary research environment are regarded as a merit.
  • Familiarize yourself with the general requirements of the position and the faculty’s tenure track model. The qualification requirements should be met by the closing of the application time.
  • The position of an Assistant Professor is for a fixed term of 3 years, or the position of an Associate Professor is for a fixed term of five years. When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for the next level in the tenure track. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract.
  • In the Assistant Professor position the annual salary range will be approximately EUR 37.750 – 53.150 (gross income, and in addition a holiday bonus is paid), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
  • In the Associate Professor position the annual salary range will be approximately 50.750 – 61.200 EUR (gross income, and in addition a holiday bonus is paid), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
  • A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.
  • For more information, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Heikki Hanka, e-mail: heikki.hanka@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 805 3206 or Associate Professor Suvi Saarikallio, e-mail: suvi.saarikallio@jyu.fi, tel. +358 536 1900.
  • The application must include the following documents in English (publications need not to be translated) and the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name:
  • 1. A CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK);
  • 2. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post, according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland;
  • 3. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits in scientific activities and supervision of research work, including an account of acquired complementary research funding and the responsibilities related to the research conducted through such funding and in international activities;
  • 4. A brief (2-3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits i.e. teaching portfolio;
  • 5. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction and international cooperation;
  • 6. A brief (2-3 pages) account of how the applicant intends to develop research, teaching and societal interaction in the field of Musicology;
  • 7. A maximum of ten publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
  • Please submit your application at the latest on June 13th 2021 using the online application form.

University of Innsbruck: Assistant Professor (Ethnomusicology) - Tenure Track[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 May 2021
  • Start date/duration: from 01.10.2021, for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement
  • Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in musicology (specialised in ethnomusicology). Moreover, applicants must have acquired postdoctoral experience and merits beyond their dissertation and conducted field research in non-European music cultures. A distinguished list of publications, experience with third-party funded projects, academic mobility and evidence of university teaching are also expected. Fluent spoken and written language skills in German and English are required, as well as knowledge of at least one further language. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding management, communication and leadership skills as well as capacity for teamwork.
  • Application: The application should include a detailed research concept in the field of ethnomusicology to a “Habilitation” level (maximum of 5 pages; if the project is in progress, please note its current state) and a teaching curriculum for a class of your choice according to the University´s Bachelor programme for Musicology (https://www.uibk.ac.at/musikwissenschaft/studium/bachelor.html.en). In your list of publications please highlight the five most relevant pieces and attach one reading sample (an article or a book chapter).
  • Tenure-Track model: The vacant post offers a continuous scientific career up to an associate professor. A key component of this tenure track model is the so called "Qualifizierungsvereinbarung" (qualification agreement). This agreement shall be concluded as the case may be at the latest one year after being employed. More information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/forschung/qualifizierungsvereinbarung.
  • Salary: An initial salary of € 3.946 p.m. shall be offered for this position. In the following, the conclusion of the qualification agreement will entitle to an increased salary of € 4.599,60 p.m. and the fulfilment of the agreed qualification objectives will entitle to an increased salary of € 4.987,20 p.m.. All mentioned salaries are monthly gross salaries, paid 14 times p.a. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en).
  • Application: We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 25.05.2021. The University of Innsbruck emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy. The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers. In case of underrepresentation women with the same qualifications will be given priority.

University of Leuven/Royal Library of Belgium: Joint Position in "From Script to Sound: Connecting Heritage and Art through Research and Technology"[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 January 2021
  • The Alamire Foundation – International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries (KU Leuven) and KBR (Royal Library of Belgium) are jointly offering a full-time position (50% at each institution) in the context of the FED-tWIN programme run by BELSPO (Belgian Science Policy Office), aimed at establishing a sustainable cooperation in research between the federal scientific institutions and the universities.
  • The 50% appointment at KU Leuven is a tenure-track professorship. The 50% position at KBR implies a contract of undetermined duration in the salary scale SW2 (work leader).
  • DUTIES:
  • Research: to conduct source-based research into (1) the cultural scene in the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands (15th-16th centuries), and (2) music production and music consumption in the Low Countries; to contribute to the dissemination of musical sources from the Middle Ages and Renaissance; to support the practice-based research conducted by the Alamire Foundation; to develop and execute new and innovative research projects.
  • Teaching: take on teaching tasks within the Musicology Department programme and/or other programmes in the Faculty of Arts, with regard to a relevant area of expertise (such as music notation, editing techniques, music history and analysis).
  • Service: a strong commitment to scientific communication, both verbally and in writing, for a diversified target audience; a constructive role in the museum activities of the two organisations, particularly with regard to the KBR museum and exhibition projects of the Alamire Foundation; contextualisation and support for the projects relating to performance that are organised or supported by the Alamire Foundation.
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • The candidate has a PhD degree in musicology or the arts (discipline: music). A doctoral degree should be awarded no more than twelve years before the submission of the job application. This period of twelve years is extended by one year for each maternity, parental or adoption leave and for each long-term sick leave of the candidate or their immediate family.
  • The candidate must demonstrate experience in the field of verbal scientific communication for more than one target group.
  • The candidate must have demonstrable experience in the history of books, libraries and/or collections from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • The candidate has to demonstrate experience in the valorisation of manuscript and printed musical heritage from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch, and the candidate will be listed among the Dutch-speaking staff at KBR. If their knowledge of Dutch is insufficient or lacking at the time of the appointment, KU Leuven will offer training to obtain the required knowledge.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: see https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/56121124?hl=en&lang=en

For more information, please contact Bart Demuyt, general director of the Alamire Foundation (promotor at KU Leuven; mail: bart.demuyt@kuleuven.be), and/or Ann Kelders, scientific collaborator (work leader) and assistant curator of manuscripts (promotor at KBR; mail: ann.kelders@kbr.be).

  • Applicants are requested to attach the following to their application:
  • a biographical sketch demonstrating that they fulfil the conditions stated in the profile (maximum 2 pages);
  • a file on the five most important projects or publications they have completed;
  • an extensive CV (including a full list of publications);
  • their vision for the relationship between academic research, practice-based research and the study of heritage (maximum 2 pages);
  • their vision for the synergy between universities and federal scientific institutions in general, and the present and future relationship between the Alamire Foundation and KBR in particular (maximum 2 pages);
  • their contribution to service activities (membership of boards and executive bodies, contributions to society through education and research, outreach and scientific communication) (maximum 1 page).
  • You can apply for this job no later than January 25, 2021 via the online application tool

University of Limerick: Post Doctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 12 November 2020
  • Job ID: 040108
  • Applications are invited for the following position: University of Limerick, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Irish World Academy: Post Doctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology – Specific Purpose Contract
  • Salary Scale: €38,362 - €50,029 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €43,410 p.a. pro rata)
  • OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: The successful applicant will be part of a European team engaging in fieldwork and ethnography of Music Festivals across five national sites. The post holder will collaborate with the Irish PI in researching and contextualizing three music festivals in Ireland from which solo and group papers, chapters, reports and books will be published in fields ranging from ethnomusicology and festival studies to sociology and cultural studies. The position may involve some travel to partner countries and special events held by the funding agency HERA.
  • Essential Criteria:
  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in ethnomusicology (or cognate, e.g. music anthropology; music sociology).
  • Evidence of solid publication record in the area.
  • Experience with contemporary fieldwork and qualitative methods, especially in performing, transcribing and coding interviews; data analysis; writing ethnographies.
  • Experience with or clear willingness to engage with sound recordings and various digital platforms for research dissemination (podcasts; websites; etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Broad knowledge of music genres, including Irish traditional, pop and choral musics for site-specific fieldwork.
  • Familiarity with music festival settings and related academic literature.
  • Ability to work with audio and audio-visual materials to generate online content.
  • Experience of collaborative writing projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team context and to meet rolling deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and take the lead in aspects of the research project.
  • Please include the following information in your application:
  • Full title of PhD thesis.
  • Full list of publications including weblinks to publications.
  • 1-2 page statement on the particular skills you will bring to this project.
  • Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to: Dr Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, aileen.dillane@ul.ie
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 12th November 2020.
  • Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.
  • On HR site, search for Recruitment Reference 040108

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 Lincoln: Senior Lecturer in Music (Part time)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 16 June 2021
  • The School of Fine & Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Lecturer (0.4 FTE) to contribute to its BA (Hons) Music degree and (where appropriate) our postgraduate provision. Established in 2015, BA (Hons) Music at Lincoln has grown into an industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers, and collaborators within a flexible curriculum that encompasses classical, rock, pop, and non-Western music.
  • We welcome applications from candidates with research experience in any area of music. Applicants should have a PhD (or be nearing completion) and a research profile commensurate with the stage of their career. We are looking to expand our provision through new expertise, and are flexible in the expertise of the appointment. The ideal candidate may have particular expertise in one of the following areas, although this list is not exhaustive: music enterprise, composition (in any genre), music technology, community music, music education, music therapy, music psychology, music history (across any genre or culture).
  • Applicants should be able to contribute to practical elements of the degree programme through, for example, leading a staff-run ensemble, contributing to the running of performances and events, or piano accompanying. They should have experience of teaching in a higher education environment and will be required to engage with and contribute to a broad range of music-based activities and modules as required by the School: this is likely to include fundamentals of music theory, analysis and arranging.
  • Salary: From £39,152, pro rata. This post is part time, 0.4 fte
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Interview Date: Friday 09 July 2021
  • Further details:



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
e-mail: ralf.jaeger@wwu.de
  • "1 January 2020" appears to be a typo - the posting in German has "1 January 2021". -5120j

University of Manchester: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 02 March 2021
  • The Music Department at the University of Manchester invites applications for a temporary lectureship in Ethnomusicology, tenable from 1 August 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 June 2022. This opportunity has become available due to the need to provide teaching cover for a member of staff on maternity leave.
  • You will be expected to convene and deliver course-units in Ethnomusicology across the curriculum, contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and Master’s level as required (including dissertation supervision), and contribute to the management and administration of the department under the guidance of the Head of Music. While the post is teaching-focused, you will also be encouraged to contribute to the research culture of the department.
  • You will hold a PhD or equivalent ​​​​​​​in Music / Ethnomusicology, demonstrate subject expertise in your specialist field, have a strong awareness of current thinking in the field, and have a proven ability to provide high-quality and innovative teaching to a range of student groups at different levels.
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music, Email: caroline.bithell@manchester.ac.uk
  • This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
  • Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.
  • Job reference: HUM-016299
  • Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/03/2021
  • Salary: £36,914 - £40,322 per annum
  • Employment type: Fixed Term
  • Hours per week: Full time
  • Contract Duration: 1 August 2021 until 30 June 2022

University of Manchester: Lecturer in Music Analysis (Teaching Focused)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 24 June 2021
  • The Music Department at the University of Manchester invites applications for a temporary lectureship in Music Analysis, tenable from 1 August 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 June 2022. This opportunity has become available due to the need to provide teaching cover for a member of staff on maternity leave. The August start date is available to allow time for preparation in advance of the new teaching year; a slightly later start may also be considered. You will need to be available for teaching and administrative duties in Manchester from September.
  • You will be expected to convene and deliver course units in Music Analysis across the curriculum, contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and Master’s level as required (including dissertation supervision), and contribute to the management and administration of the department under the guidance of the Head of Music. While the post is teaching-focused, you will also be encouraged to contribute to the research culture of the department.
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • You will be expected to:
  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Music / Musicology
  • Demonstrate subject expertise in Music Analysis and a strong awareness of current thinking in the field
  • Have a proven ability to provide high-quality and innovative teaching to a range of student groups at different levels
  • Be able to communicate clearly and with enthusiasm to groups of varying sizes, and be an effective seminar leader
  • Be able to contribute to other related areas of teaching as agreed with the Head of Music
  • Be able to work as an effective member of a team
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • You may have or be able to demonstrate:
  • Relevant teaching experience at postgraduate level
  • An existing or emerging research portfolio in your specialist area, with clear potential for developing an international profile in the future
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Name: Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music, Email: caroline.bithell@manchester.ac.uk
  • This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
  • Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.
  • Job reference: HUM-016927
  • Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
  • Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/06/2021
  • Salary: £36,914 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)
  • Employment type: Fixed Term
  • Hours per week: Full Time
  • Contract Duration: 01 August 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 June 2022

University of Manchester: Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 June 2021
  • The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is looking for a Research Associate to work under the direction of its new head, Professor Thomas Schmidt, on several research projects, notably the completion of a catalogue of music sources of the 15th to early 17th centuries held in the Fondo Cappella Sistina in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, to be published by the Vatican Library in collaboration with RISM (the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales).
  • The post is available immediately for a duration of 24 months. The Research Associate will undertake internet-based research, double-check and amend existing catalogue entries based on digital imagesand the original sources, update the bibliography and commentary, edit and format the catalogue entries, create the indexes etc. They will undertake research trips to the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and possibly other libraries and archives in Europe. The Research Associate will also contribute to the ongoing curation of the Production and Reading of Music Sources digital resource (http://www.proms.ac.uk) and to other related projects as required.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Musicology or equivalent. They will need to combine skills in the historical and physical analysis of music sources, (musical and textual) paleography, archival research,and bibliography. They will be able to read Latin, have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Italian, and reading knowledge of German. The Research Associate will be given the opportunity to conduct their own research in conjunction with their work on the projects, under the guidance of Professor Schmidt.
  • The post is available from 1 June 2021 or ASAP thereafter for a duration of 24 months.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to follow the University’s New Academics Programme and be subject to a probationary period.
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Name: Professor Thomas Schmidt, Head of School, Email: thomas.schmidt@manchester.ac.uk
  • This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
  • Please see the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.
  • Job reference: HUM-016849
  • Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
  • Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/06/2021
  • Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)
  • Employment type: Fixed Term
  • Hours per week: Full Time
  • Contract Duration: 01 June 2021 or ASAP thereafter

University of Maynooth: Assistant Lecturer in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 24 June 2021
  • We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as an Assistant Lecturer in Music with expertise in any field of musicology, performance or music theory. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication appropriate to career stage. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of M.A. students.
  • The appointee will be expected to continue to build a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy. This is a term-time post aligned with the Academic calendar and student activity.
  • It is essential that candidates have the following:
  • A completed PhD in Music;
  • A demonstrable record of excellence in teaching musicology and/or music theory at university level;
  • A record of scholarly work and publication of international quality, demonstrating potential to become a significant contributor in the field of musicology and/or music theory
  • Experience of, and a demonstrated commitment to, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, programme development and academic innovation;
  • Experience supervising graduate research students;
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Good administrative, organisational, teamwork and communication skills.
  • It is desirable that candidates have the following:
  • Teaching experience in early music, baroque, classical and romantic repertoire.
  • Coaching performers
  • Selection and Appointment: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview; Candidates invited for interview will be required to make a brief presentation; Appointments will be approved by the President based on the report of the selection board; It is anticipated that interviews will be held in July 2021. The appointment is expected to be effective from 1st September 2021.
  • Salary Scale: €34,746 p.a. (1 point) Full-time salary.
  • This is a temporary contract position, working a term-time pattern aligned with the Academic calendar and student activity. Salary will be paid pro-rata based on the above salary scale aligned with a term-time working pattern.
  • Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Thursday, 24 June 2021.
  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late applications will not be accepted.

University of Melbourne: Dean's Research Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 24 May 2021
  • We invite applications from early career researchers for a Dean’s Research Fellowship. The Research Fellowship is designed to support talented, doctoral graduates who are working on digital innovation within the disciplines of Fine Arts and Music to establish and consolidate their research careers by contributing to the intellectually vibrant research culture of the Faculty. Applicants would be expected to contribute to one or more areas of research strengths within the Faculty.
  • The Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for dedicated research time within a supportive and collegial research environment. A small teaching component is also an essential part of this position, enabling the development of teaching skills and a teaching portfolio. The successful candidate will receive research, teaching and academic career training and mentoring, designed to equip the candidate for a career as a teaching and research-focused academic at an Australian or international university.
  • A research fund of $25,000 will be provided to support project costs during the Fellowship.
  • About you: You will be a PhD graduate with a strong record in research. A demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research, an ability to generate external funding, and eagerness to contribute to the research outcomes of the Faculty are required.
  • The Details: Please download a copy of the position description for full details of the role and selection criteria.  
  • In developing your application, you must include the details required as outlines in the Guidelines for Application for Deans Research Fellowship document.
  • Application Guidelines:  Guidelines for Application for Deans Research Fellowship.pdf
  • Position Description
  • Advertised: 22 Apr 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
  • Applications close: 24 May 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time (N.B. 9:55am EDT on the same day)

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: bewerbung-UProf@kug.ac.at 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 Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 January 2021
  • Starts March 2022
  • OFFER DESCRIPTION
  • Teaching in the fields of music education, instrumental & voice education, instrumental stuides, scientific doctoral studies and in the master’s course in ethnomusicology
  • Participation in the research agendas of the department and the mdw
  • Own field research
  • 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 as well as the department
  • 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.
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • A university degree corresponding to the field of study and a scientific doctorate in ethnomusicology / musicology with a focus on ethnomusicology
  • An excellent academic qualification for the relevant field, proven by habilitation or equivalent achievements
  • Broad international lecture and publication activities
  • Experience in ethnographic research
  • Involvement in the international scientific community
  • Rich academic teaching experience
  • English and German at a high level
  • Specific Requirements
  • Familiarity with current international ethnomusicological discourses
  • Competencies in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation
  • Pedagogical and didactic experience for the position to be filled, which is checked by means of a teaching sample
  • Experience in the conception, acquisition and implementation of research projects as well as in research organization
  • Experience in academic self-government
  • Relevant experience in supervising academic theses at all curricular levels
  • Experience in leadership positions

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
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES: GERMAN: Excellent
  • 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 https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal. All application material should be sent in PDF format.
  • Full ad on institutional site (German only): https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal/professur/33

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

  • Deadline: 26 November 2020
  • Starts March 2021
  • OFFER DESCRIPTION
  • 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
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES: GERMAN: Excellent
  • 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 Music and Performing Arts Vienna: University Assistant (Prae- or Post-Doc) at the Department of Music Sociology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 April 2021
  • OFFER DESCRIPTION: Teaching in the fields of music, arts 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 Department, in committees of the university and in evaluation measures
  • According to the Austrian collective labour agreement, the monthly gross pay for Prae-Doc-positions is at a minimum € 2.971,50 (14 salaries per year), in case of job-related former experience for Prae-Doc-positions, a gross pay of € 3.522,70 (at a maximum) is possible. For Post-Doc positions, the monthly gross pay is € 3.945,90 (14 salaries per year).
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES: GERMAN: Excellent
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • 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 publishing activities
  • Participation in international conferences
  • Organizational skills in the scientific field
  • Willingness to work cooperatively in a team
  • Specific Requirements:
  • A PhD (in progress or completed studies) 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, proven by publications and lectures
  • Very good knowledge of (music-)sociological theories
  • Selection process: Applications must be submitted in electronic form via the mdw application portal https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal. All application material should be sent in PDF format.
  • It should be specifically mentioned, however, that applicants who are invited to the audition will not receive remuneration from the university for incurred travel and hotel expenses.
  • Full ad on institutional site (German only): https://www.mdw.ac.at/bewerbungsportal/mittelbau/64

University of Newcastle: Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music (.6 FTE)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a 0.6 FTE Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music to contribute to the teaching and supervision of music at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of performance and historical-cultural approaches to folk music in the British Isles or Ireland.  We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in traditional song and are seeking to appoint an established individual who has a strong track record of performance and/or scholarly research and who may be capable of working across the textual and practical musical domains.  You may hold a PhD in traditional/folk music, creative practice, ethnomusicology or a related field, or have equivalent professional experience in the field of traditional performance or composition.  You will have a portfolio of internationally-recognized outputs (academic, performance and/or composition) and will be able to contribute significantly to Newcastle's research culture and future REF submissions.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of high quality teaching ideally within a higher education environment, as well as experience of having effective administration capabilities.  You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and engagingly to students, staff and external audiences. You must be collegiate in approach, and will be able to work within a diverse and plural teaching and research environment.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Kirsten Gibson (Head of Music) (kirsten.gibson@newcastle.ac.uk / tel: 0191 208 5247).
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Essential:
  • Nationally-recognised performance skills and knowledge of the folk and traditional music of the British Isles or Ireland.
  • Knowledge to lead and contribute to modules in folk and traditional music in UG and PG music programmes.
  • Demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching practice in HE or equivalent professional domain.
  • Evidence of outputs in scholarly research and/or creative practice and a personal plan to contribute significantly to Newcastle’s research culture.
  • Public profile and experience of successfully contributing to music-related professional or scholarly societies or in broadcasting.
  • Excellent communication skills to students, staff and external audiences.
  • Track record of having undertaken administrative roles in the HE sector, or demonstrable potential to contribute to School administration.
  • Evidenced contributions to diversity and inclusion.
  • Desirable
  • Knowledge to lead and contribute to modules in a secondary research area related to the primary research area at UG and PG level and to contribute to the supervision of PGR students to doctoral completion in this field (for instance, bringing traditional music of the British Isles or Ireland into conversation with global music traditions).
  • The ability to supervise research students in folk and traditional music or ethnomusicology to doctoral completion.
  • Willingness to engage in innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching.
  • Experience in the development of UG and PG modules and/or programmes.
  • Potential for, or evidence of, engagement and impact beyond academia with personal research practice.
  • IT skills that go beyond standard word processing software packages and demonstrate fluency with specialist music-related software and/or website or social media design and communication for research and teaching.
  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship or equivalent.
  • Qualifications
  • Good first degree in music or a related subject.
  • PhD in folk/traditional music, creative practice, ethnomusicology or a related field, or equivalent professional experience in the field of folk and traditional performance or composition.
  • Salary: £35,845.00 - £49,553.00, pro rata
  • Requisition ID: 5379
  • Contract Type: Open Ended
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Posted Date: 02-Nov-2020
  • Closing Date: 30 November 2020

University of Newcastle: Lecturer in Music (full-time, 3 years)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 May 2021
  • The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University invites you to apply to the role of a Lecturer in Music to contribute to the teaching and supervision of musicology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • You will be expected to contribute to the teaching of historical musicology with a specialism in Western art music history over the long nineteenth century. You should have a growing portfolio of internationally-recognized research outputs and will be able to contribute significantly to Newcastle's research culture. You will need to demonstrate a track record, or your potential to develop a track record, of high quality teaching within a higher education environment, as well as experience of having effective administration capabilities. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and engagingly to students, staff and external audiences. You will be able to work within a diverse and plural teaching and research environment.
  • You also must be able to demonstrate (through formal or informal actions) a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and widening participation in their spheres of work.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Kirsten Gibson (Head of Music) via email kirsten.gibson@newcastle.ac.uk or tel: 0191 208 5247.
  • This post is a full, time fixed term for a duration of three years. The position is to cover an academic in the department who has been seconded to faculty for three years.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Essential)
  • Knowledge to lead and contribute to modules in Western art music history of the long nineteenth century (and to be able address core themes such as nationalism, Romanticism, or colonialism) in UG and PG music programmes.
  • Demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching practice in HE or an equivalent professional domain.
  • Evidence of growing profile of outputs in scholarly research and a personal plan to contribute significantly to Newcastle’s research culture.
  • Potential to develop a public profile through contributing to music-related professional or scholarly societies or in broadcasting.
  • Excellent communication skills to students, staff and external audiences.
  • Track record of having undertaken administrative roles in the HE sector, or demonstrable potential to contribute to School administration.
  • Evidenced contributions to diversity and inclusion.
  • Attributes and Behaviour
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team in a pluralistic and inclusive environment.
  • Qualifications:
  • Good first degree in music or a related subject.
  • PhD in musicology or a related field
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Desirable)
  • Knowledge to lead and contribute to modules in a secondary research area at UG and PG level (for instance, bringing Western art music history into conversation with global contexts or an interest in histories of vernacular musics).
  • The ability to supervise research students in musicological research.
  • Willingness to engage in innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching.
  • Experience in the development of UG and PG modules and/or programmes or demonstrable potential to do so.
  • Potential for, or evidence of, engagement and impact beyond academia with personal research practice.
  • IT skills that go beyond standard word processing software packages and demonstrate fluency with specialist music-related software and/or website or social media design and communication for research and teaching.
  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship or equivalent.
  • Salary: £35,845.00 per annum
  • Closing Date: 4 May 2021

University of Nottingham: Research Associate/Fellow (part-time), "Cantus"[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 11 May 2021
  • The role holder will be an integral part of a research project investigating medieval practices of wordless singing, as recorded across a number of editions, catalogues and original archival documents. Working closely with the PI, they will compile data, transcribe texts, and translate this information into an innovative database.
  • The successful applicant will have, or is shortly to be awarded, a doctoral-level qualification in music. Title will be 'Research Associate' where an appointment is made before PhD is completed. Applicants with equivalent experience and an advanced level of musical literacy will also be considered. Prior experience of working with pre-modern notations, archival sources, and/or databases would be highly advantageous. Initial training will be provided by the PI.
  • This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 4 months, hours of work are part-time (18.13 hours).
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to henry.parkes@nottingham.ac.uk. Applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.
  • For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.
  • Job Description/Role Profile
  • Closing Date: Tuesday, 11th May 2021
  • Salary: £27511 to £34804 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD).

University of Nottingham: Research Associate/Fellow (part-time), "The Symphony: Transnationalism, Networks, and Cultural Exchange, 1800-1914"[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 19 May 2021
  • Applications are invited for the above Research Associate/Fellow post based at the University of Nottingham working with Dr Joanne Cormac on her project ‘The Symphony: Transnationalism, Networks, and Cultural Exchange, 1800-1914’. The successful candidate will work with Dr Cormac to examine the transnational networks through which symphonies travelled across Europe and North America during the 19th century. The project examines the way travel, transnational exchange, and dissemination through networks, shaped the development of the symphony in ways not previously understood. It also uses digital technology to express and interpret these transnational journeys and relationships. The role-holder will focus particularly on French networks.
  • Duties will include analysing secondary literature, using newspaper and periodical databases, data entry, and translation. The role-holder will also help to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Travel in the UK and France may be required (travel bursary included).
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area OR be near to completion of a PhD (title will be 'Research Associate' where an appointment is made before PhD is completed). It is essential that candidates are able to read and translate written French to a fluent level (CEFR C1-2). Experience of working in the digital humanities is desirable.  
  • This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 6 months. Hours of work are part-time (0.6 FTE).
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed via email to: joanne.cormac@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
  • Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.
  • For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.
  • Job Description/Role Profile
  • Interview Date: Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, 19th May 2021
  • £27511 to £40322 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

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, peter.edwards@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 99 52 64 75, HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, h.k.sletner@hf.uio.no

University of Oxford: Departmental Lecturer in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 June 2021
  • Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DB
  • Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a. (pro rata)
  • The Faculty of Music proposes to appoint a full time, fixed-term Departmental Lecturer in Music in association with Christ Church. This is for a fixed term of one year with effect from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • For the Faculty, the appointee will give 36 hours of lectures/seminars per year and will undertake examining and graduate supervision. For Christ Church, the appointee will take responsibility for the organisation, supervision and teaching of music at the college.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and in musical theory and analysis, and who have teaching expertise and experience – at undergraduate and graduate level - in music.
  • Candidates must hold a doctorate in music or a closely related discipline, already awarded at the time of application.
  • The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.
  • The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 14 June 2021. Interviews are expected to take place remotely on Monday 5 July.

University of Oxford: St John's College Junior Research Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 November 2020
  • Three Colleges at the University of Oxford—St John’s, Merton, and Christ Church—propose, provided that suitable candidates present themselves, to elect in cooperation up to thirteen Junior Research Fellows, tenable from 1 October 2021.
  • This year, St John’s College will be accepting applications from scholars working in music studies.
  • St John’s College is proposing to elect up to two JRFs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and two in the Sciences. Music will be considered in a field that includes applications from scholars working in four other disciplines: history, archaeology, geography and anthropology.
  • Please note: the guidelines stipulate that applicants “hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate. Those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination prior to 1 October 2019 are not eligible, unless they have had a career break (e.g. a period of parental leave, family commitments, illness or other circumstances), or there are exceptional circumstances."
  • A Junior Research Fellowship (commonly known as a JRF) is essentially an extended postdoctoral fellowship. At St John’s College, Junior Research Fellowships are tenable for three years and may be extended for a further year. Teaching is not required, but a Junior Research Fellow may be permitted to undertake teaching up to a maximum of six hours a week during full term.
  • A Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College is entitled to College accommodation (subject to availability) which will incur a modest tax charge, or to a housing allowance (as outlined in the further particulars). Partnered accommodation may be available (for details contact the relevant College). Fellows are entitled to rather sumptuous free lunches (6 days per week) and dinners at High Table (6 evenings per week). Other allowances (including University fees) and facilities are offered at the discretion of the Governing Body.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (GMT) on Friday, 20 November 2020.
  • Shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing procedures will be conducted in late February and early March 2021.
  • Further Particulars and application procedures can be found here.

University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall: Stipendiary Lectureship in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021
  • The College proposes to appoint a stipendiary lecturer in Music from 1st September 2021 to teach undergraduates for an average of six contact hours a week.
  • The appointee will be expected to contribute primarily to the teaching undergraduate students, Foundation Year and Visiting Students Music. In addition to teaching, the lecturer will be expected to help, as needed, with related administrative duties. This will include the setting and marking of collections (termly college examinations), and involvement in the admissions processes for undergraduates, foundation year students, graduate students and visiting students. This will include interviewing undergraduate candidates for Music in December.
  • The lecturer will, along with the Tutor for Music, act as Personal Tutor and Director of Studies to Music students in College and act as College Advisor to graduate students. The appointee would be expected to cover all the pastoral duties of the Departmental Lecturer in Music during any period of leave given to the Departmental Lecturer in Music.
  • The lecturer will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers’ scale (£13,756 to £15,471 for 6 hours at current rates), with entitlement to join USS and with entitlement to some meals without charge during University terms.
  • The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 30th April 2021. (N.B. 7am EDT)
  • Further Particulars

University of Oxford, Merton College: Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 19 May 2021
  • Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music from 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term appointment with a negotiable duration from a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 4 years, depending on candidate availability. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.
  • The main duties of the post will be:
  • to undertake innovative research in the broad area of Music (musicology, and/or music theory);
  • to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Music, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and
  • to teach undergraduates reading Music for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term.
  • The Fellow will be eligible for election to the Governing Body of the College. The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.
  • The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a field of research in Music and will demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of Music at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.
  • Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music - further particulars
  • Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music - application form
  • The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 19 May, 2021.
  • Interviews will be held in mid-June 2021.
  • Salary £31,490 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa or free accommodation.

University of Plymouth: Lecturer in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 03 June 2021
  • Job reference: A7814
  • Date posted: 06/05/2021
  • Application closing date: 03/06/2021
  • Salary: £34,804 - £49,553 per annum - Grade 7/8
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time
  • The newly formed School of Society and Culture are looking for an energetic and committed Lecturer in Music.  You will be expected to teach across the University's undergraduate and postgraduate Music curriculum, including core areas such as performance, composition, and musicology.  You will also be able to contribute to our new School’s vision of demonstrating the crucial role our subjects play in society through leading on and embedding a new Community Music theme across our programmes.
  • You will also be expected to contribute to the department's research culture and group, including the supervision of research students, and will have a strong research track record (appropriate to career stage).  You will need to demonstrate that they have excellent interpersonal skills and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal, and external associates.
  • The post requires:
  • A first degree and PhD in Music.
  • Advanced instrumental playing and performance abilities.
  • Previous teaching experience and the ability to teach across areas of the undergraduate and postgraduate music curriculum including performance, composition, and musicology.
  • Experience and knowledge in Community Music.
  • A strong research track record in Music (appropriate to career stage).
  • Experience of academic administration responsibilities.
  • Excellent academic and pastoral support for students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team and to take initiative.
  • For an informal discussion please contact: Dr John Matthews, john.matthews@plymouth.ac.uk
  • This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.
  • Interviews are expected to take place Tuesday 15 June 2021 and you will be notified whether you have been shortlisted or not. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.
  • Job Description
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

University of Queensland: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music FILLED: Anne Levitsky, Columbia 2018[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 09 February 2021 (extended deadline)
  • An opportunity exists for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music to teach into the curriculum for the Western Civilisation Major. A significant part of this teaching will include the development and delivery of a course on the integral role of music in the development of Western cultures from antiquity to the present time, not only in relation to how music is an artefact of those cultures but also acts as an agent of change within them. The successful candidate will also contribute modules to other courses in the Western Civilisation major according to their expertise and interests. The Western Civilisation Major attracts students from a broad range of backgrounds and with varying levels of prior musical training.
  • The Western Civilisation major is an interdisciplinary sequence of courses developed by academic staff at The University of Queensland. Taught in small seminars of approximately 10 students, these courses follow a ‘great books’ format and are designed to encourage close reading and critical reflection. As part of the Western Civilisation faculty, you will join an enthusiastic, collaborative teaching team that prioritises student experience and intellectual rigour. Teaching in this major will bring you into contact with some of the brightest and most engaged students that The University of Queensland has to offer.
  • Our Ideal Candidate: We welcome applications from individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge in an area of musicology. The position is open to candidates from any relevant disciplinary background.
  • Successful Level B candidates will demonstrate:
  • Completion of a doctorate in an area of musicology
  • Evidence of teaching experience at tertiary level in musicology
  • Academic supervisory skills
  • An ability to contribute music modules and/or content to other courses in the Western Civilisation major (e.g. courses on Art History, Australian Studies, American Studies, or Religious Traditions)
  • In addition to the essentials for Level B above, Level C candidates must have the following:
  • A developing international profile for research, evidenced by an outstanding record of publication
  • Experience in academic administration at a disciplinary level
  • A track record in the production of course materials for courses at a range of undergraduate levels
  • Experience in obtaining and successfully managing external research funds, especially grants and fellowships, and other research project funding
  • For a more detailed list of duties and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Position Description.
  • What We Can Offer: This is a full-time, fixed term position for five years at Academic Level B/C. The remuneration package will be in the range $99,542 - $140,603 p.a., (full-time equivalent) plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.
  • Our Selection Process: As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to teach a seminar to members of the academic community prior to their scheduled interview. Further information about the teaching demonstration will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates. The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, therefore video interview options will be available.
  • Questions? To discuss this role please contact Professor Alastair Blanshard on a.blanshard@uq.edu.au
  • For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.
  • Want to Apply?
  • To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.
  • Teaching Seminars Tentatively Scheduled: Tuesday, 16 February 2021 TBD
  • Interviews Tentatively Scheduled: Wednesday, 17 February 2021 TBD
  • Advertised: 14 Dec 2020
  • Applications close: 12 Jan 09 Feb 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time (N.B. 8:00am EST on the same date)
  • Job No: 511427
  • 12/18 - Is this position open for Americans? Does anyone know if Australian Universities sponsor visas?
    • 01/07 - The application asks for your residency/citizenship status, and has options for current visa-holders and people who would need visa sponsorship, so I would presume it's open internationally.
  • 01/07 - Checking the university website, it seems as though the application window has been extended, with a new deadline of 09 Feb 2021 (11:00 pm) E. Australia Standard Time (NB 8:00am US EST same date). Dates for teaching seminars and interviews appear to have reverted to TBD.
  • 2/4: Can anyone explain what is expected for the requested document, Responses to the Selection Criteria?
    • 2/4 (2) I don't know for sure that this is correct, but there is a list of Selection Criteria for Levels B and C in the Position Description (it's a PDF on the job application website). I just copied and pasted those into a document and described how I have achieved them. Not sure if this is what they're after but it was all I could think of!
  • 2/5 This article from the University of Melbourne might be helpful: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
  • 3/11: notification of shortlisting and request for Zoom Teaching Demonstration x 2
  • 4/27: request for informal meeting and formal interview
  • 5/19: Rejection email
  • https://music.columbia.edu/news/dr-anne-levitsky-appointed-lecturer-in-music-at-the-university-of-queensland-in-brisbane

University of Siegen: Postdoctoral Researcher, “Transformations of the Popular”[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 28 December 2020
  • In the Faculty I, School of Arts and Humanities, the German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Transformations of the Popular” offers as soon as possible a full-time position (100%) for a postdoctoral researcher, subject to the following conditions: 100% =  39,83 weekly hours, Pay group 13 TV-L, temporary 31.12.2024
  • The CRC is an interdisciplinary research network consisting of 18 projects and more than 60 scientists from the fields of literature studies, media studies, linguistics, history, music, education, social sciences, art history as well as theology and business administration, collaborating with national and international cooperation partners for a period of four years. The CRC will be funded by the DFG from January, 1st 2021. The CRC deals with interrelated, interdisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of the epochal erosion of the culturally dominant high/lowaxiology in the course of the development of quantifying methods of measuring attention and its popularisation. The CRC is divided into three areas of research „pop“, „popularisation“ and „populisms“. Further information on the CRC’s research agenda and subprojects can be found at https://popkultur.uni-siegen.de/sfb1472/
  • Your tasks:
  • Self-directed realization of the research project „‘Bring me my machine gun‘: political violence in African music“, including longer phases of fieldwork (about 9 and 6 months) and the organization of scientific workshops
  • Continuous participation in the cooperative program of the CRC (colloquia, workshops, conferences, working groups, interpretation groups, etc.)
  • Regular presentation of preliminary findings of the project within the CRC and on relevant national and international conferences
  • Presentation of findings in internationally visible publications*

Your profile:

  • Outstanding doctorate in sociology, social/cultural anthropology, or a closely related discipline; a thesis focus in political sociology/political anthropology and/or the sociology/anthropology of music is desirable.
  • Social-scientific competences in the research areas political violence and/or popular music, preferably African music
  • Methodological competences in ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative methods of data analysis, preferably Grounded Theory; skills in the analytic inclusion of musical structures are welcome
  • Interest in the interdisciplinary questions of the CRC and in the thematic field of the project
  • Experience in writing up and publishing of scientific results
  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills; at least basic knowledge of German language; skills in indigenous South-African languages are welcome
  • Ability for self-directed working as well as for team work, flexibility and a high level of commitment
  • Experiences in applying for and/or implementing publicly funded research projects are an advantage
  • Our offer:
  • Support in advancing the own scientific qualification according to the ‘Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz’ (‘Habilitation’ or equivalent/‘second book’)
  • Responsibility for a working area with a large scope for self-directed conceptual elaboration
  • Intense scientific exchange in an interdisciplinary research context with diverse formats of inter-project cooperation
  • Advancing experiences with publicly funded research and support of conference activities and disciplinary networking
  • Multiple offers such as flexible working hours, company pension scheme, dual-career service, coaching/mentoring and a comprehensive personnel development program.
  • We are looking forward to your application until 28.12.2020. Please include two relevant publications (max. one monoghraph).
  • Applications will be accepted through the application platform of the University of Siegen https://jobs.uni-siegen.de or by postal mail. We highly recommend to use our application platform for submission. Applications sent by email will be rejected.
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Katharina Inhetveen, +49 (0) 271-740-4799 (Sek.: -3425), katharina.inhetveen@uni-siegen.de

University of Siegen: Postgraduate Research Assistant Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 January 2021
  • We are looking for: In the Faculty II – Education – Architecture – Arts, in the subject music, we are looking for a postgraduate research assistant to 01.02.2021 at the following conditions: 100% = 39,83 weekly hours, Pay group 13 TV-L, temporary 31.01.2024
  • Your tasks: The position is intended to facilitate the academic qualification, specifically a German habilitation (post doctorate degree). You will be teaching two courses (4 hours per week) and working closely with the chair of music education and its staff. Within this framework you have the opportunity to further and follow your own research interests.
  • Your profile: PhD in the fields of (applied) ethnomusicology, ideally related to music teaching (formal and informal), familiarity with discourses in music education or sociology of music education, visible focus on interdisciplinary ethnomusicological research related to educational contexts (classroom, communities, policies etc.), original fieldwork in areas related to Applied Ethnomusicology, experience with different methodologies (preferably qualitative research, videography etc.), strong research interest in the overlapping areas between ethnomusicology and music education, capability to identify additional areas of research interests that could result in new seminar offerings as part of our music-curriculum (with regard to music practice as well as a culturally sensitive classroom music teaching).
  • Our offer: We offer a modern working environment at an institution which is host to scholars from throughout the world. Candidates have at their disposal an excellent library and various possibilities for a fruitful interdisciplinary research in an active and friendly atmosphere. The salary and benefits conform to the German civil service pay scale.
  • The Department of Music and Arts and the chair in Music Education prepare classroom teachers from primary to secondary school and put not only a strong emphasis on musical practice, but have a noticeable profile in comparative music education, musicology and popular music studies. It also seeks to further its expertise into areas of inter-/transcultural music education.
  • We look forward to receiving your application by  31.01.2021 .
  • Please apply exclusively via our application portal (https://jobs.uni-siegen.de). Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications in paper form or by e-mail.
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Bernd Clausen, 0271/ 740 - 2563, bernd.clausen@uni-siegen.de

University of Utrecht: Assistant Professor in Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 May 2021
  • The Department of Media and Culture Studies invites applications for a position in Musicology as Assistant Professor, starting August 15, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant is expected to complement the current teaching and research staff of Musicology. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the (historical) relationships between music and media, yet we also welcome other fields of expertise complementary to the research and teaching focus of our programmes.
  • We are looking for candidates with:
  • a track record in teaching at Bachelor's and Master's level;
  • significant research output, evidence of which includes a completed PhD and publications at an internationally recognized level;
  • experience with applications for internal and external research funding;
  • experience in university administration, in particular administering a teaching or research programme (desirable);
  • excellent communication skills and evidence of team spirit;
  • Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) according to Dutch university standards (or to be obtained within two years);
  • fluency in English at near-native or native-speaker level in oral and written communication;
  • fluency NT2 level in Dutch as a foreign language (for non-Dutch speakers: to be obtained within two years of appointment).
  • Offer: This is a position of 1.0 FTE for the duration of two years with the intention of converting it into a permanent contract after a positive assessment. The minimum gross salary is €3,746 and the maximum gross salary is €5,826 (scale 11-12 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment.
  • Additional information: For more information about this position, please contact: Prof. dr. Emile Wennekes (Professor in Musicology), via e.wennekes@uu.nl
  • Applications should include:
  • a letter of motivation (detailing how the candidate fulfils the requirements of the post as described above);
  • a CV including a full list of publications and/or relevant work experience;
  • (certified) copies of relevant diplomas;
  • evaluations of courses taught within the past five years if available;
  • names and contact details of three (academic) references.
  • The first round of interviews will preferably be planned on 2-3 June.
  • The application deadline is 25 May 2021.
  • 06/02 did interview invites go out? (x2)
  • 06/15 rejection letter (US applicant)

University of Vienna: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (part-time)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 16 June 2021
  • The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2021 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology) to 06.01.2022.
  • Reference number: 12053
  • The Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna is one of the largest in the world, with a dynamic team and a very broad research spectrum. To cover a leave, we are looking for a person with a PhD, research interest in the field of European music history after 1600 and a focus on music theatre.
  • The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.
  • Extent of Employment: 20 hours/week. Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
  • Job Description: Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
  • Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
  • Involvement in research projects / research studies
  • International publications and presentations
  • Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Preparing / writing a habilitation thesis
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
  • Profile:
  • Doctoral degree/PhD in musicology with a focus on music theatre
  • Competence in the field of the history of musical multimedia
  • Excellent didactic competence
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have: Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning; Experience of working on research projects; Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards); International presentation experience
  • Desirable qualifications are: Knowledge of university processes and structures; Experience abroad; Experience of supervising students
  • Application documents
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Text of the dissertation and 2 publications
  • Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
  • Languages: German, Excellent knowledge: MUST; English, Excellent knowledge: MUST
  • Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 16.06.2021, mentioning reference number 12053.
  • For further information please contact Ladislav, Sabine +43-1-4277-44266.

University of Warsaw: Senior Assistant, Institute of Musicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021
  • Open call for senior assistant position in research and teaching at the Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw. One full time position starting from 1.10.2021
  • The call is open for all the applicants meeting requirements of the Law on Higher Education of 20 July 2018 (Dz. U. z 2020, item 85, as amended) And the Statue of the Warsaw University (§ 122, no.1).
  • Position type: senior assistant
  • Group of employees: research and teaching
  • Number of positions to be filled: 1 full-time
  • Period of employment: 2 years from October 1, 2021
  • Qualification criteria:
  • 1. PhD degree in humanistic sciences;
  • 2. Scientific achievements in the field of research on modern music after 1800, confirmed by significant publications (including at least two published in the so-called scored journals or publishing houses listed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education);
  • 3. Presentation of a plan for further scientific activity;
  • 4. Knowledge of the Polish language sufficient to conduct didactic classes and English or/and German at an advanced level.
  • Additional criteria: Experience in the preparation and implementation of research projects or/and projects popularizing science.
  • A scientific discipline in which an academic teacher is to conduct research: art science; field of musicology
  • Basic duties:
  • 1. In the research area: conducting research on modern music (after 1800) and publishing research results in publishing houses appropriate for the evaluation of the quality of scientific activity in the discipline of art science; submitting at least one article / chapter for publication in a publishing house / journal important for the evaluation of scientific activity in the discipline of art science;
  • 2. In the didactic area: conducting academic teaching in the obligatory number of hours of study (210 hours per year), in particular classes in the principles of music, introduction to musicology, and in the field of West-European and Polish music after 1800, especially in the 20th and 21st centuries;
  • 3. Submitting an application for funding a research project to an institution that grants funding from public funds by way of a competition (does not apply to persons managing similar projects, the implementation time of which covers more than half of the employment period);
  • 4. In the organizational area: readiness to assume administrative functions related to the activities of the Institute of Musicology (determined in consultation with the management of this Institute).
  • The candidates are asked to submit the following documents:
  • Method and deadline for submitting documents: documents should be sent by e-mail to the address imuz@uw.edu.pl or submitted (in person or by post) to the secretary’s office of the Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 32, 00-325 Warsaw; no later than 30 April 2021. Confirmation of acceptance of documents for the competition will be sent by e-mail.
  • Expected date of the competition results: 31 May 2021. Applications will be considered by the competition committee. The candidates will be informed about the results of the competition procedure by phone or e-mail by the chairman of the committee.
  • The competition is the first stage of the employment procedure for the position of an academic teacher specified in the Statute of the University of Warsaw, and its positive outcome is the basis for further proceedings.
  • The Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw reserves the right to answer only selected offers, and also the right to conduct an additional interview with candidates and to close the competition without selecting a candidate.

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: H.Rudge@wlv.ac.uk
  • Salary: £35,844 - £42,793 pa
  • Job Reference: 12238

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

  • Deadline: 24 June 2021
  • The School of Performing Arts is seeking to appoint a lecturer in popular music. You will have a track record of delivering teaching in Higher Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will possess a PhD (or be near completion) with evidence of publications in the field of popular music.
  • The ability to deliver specialist modules in any of the following is desirable: Popular music performance, studio arranging and musicianship, songwriting, musicology, or industry practice. You will also be required to contribute to project supervision and supervising students on recital and performance projects. Experience as a vocalist would also be desirable.
  • Your approach will be student-centred, focused on promoting student achievement, celebrating diversity and working to remove disparity from the student experience.  You will also demonstrate excellent academic citizenship, working collegiately and collaboratively with colleagues in the School of Performing Arts and in the positive promotion of the University’s values.
  • For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Helen Rudge, Deputy Head of the School of Performing Arts: h.rudge@wlv.ac.uk 
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £35,844 - £42,793 pa
  • Closing Date: 24/06/2021
  • Job Reference: 12571
  • Document: Recruitment Pack - Leturer in Popular Music.pdf

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: https://stellenausschreibungen.uni-wuppertal.de.
  • 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?

University of Würzburg: Assistant Professor of Digital Music Philology and Music Theory[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 January 2021
  • The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Würzburg announces a vacancy in the Institute of Music Research for a junior professor with tenure-track to a university professorship in Digital Music Philology and Music Theory
  • The junior professorship (grade W1) will start with an initial three-year contract, which may be extended up to a total of six years upon probation. Continuation and appointment as a permanent university (full) professor (grade W2) may be granted if the junior professor has proven him/herself in accordance with the requirements of the university's internal quality assurance concept. The position start date is April 1, 2022.
  • The candidate must represent the field of digital music philology and music theory in research and teaching. The candidate is expected to focus on those products of cultural techniques of sound that have been handed down or are culturally present as notated texts, that can be transcribed, coded, digitally modeled, and represented, and that can be subjected to computer-assisted analysis. By combining music theory and digital music philology, a connection is sought to the digital textual disciplines and the corpus-analytical procedures developed there. Collaboration with the Center for Philology and Digitality (ZPD), which is under construction, is expected.
  • Teaching responsibilities include offerings for the degree programs in the subjects of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. Experience in obtaining external funding and in interdisciplinary research cooperation is expected. The University attaches great importance to the intensive supervision of students and doctoral candidates and expects a corresponding commitment from the teaching staff.
  • Requirements for employment are a relevant university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and a special aptitude for scholarly work, which is usually demonstrated by the outstanding qualification of a doctorate in the field of digital and music theory-oriented research (cf. Art. 14 Sentence 1 BayHSchPG). Experience with the methods of philological work is desirable.
  • According to Bavarian law, if employment as a research associate or research assistant (in Germany) preceded or followed the doctorate, the doctoral and postdoctoral employment phases together should not exceed six years (cf. Art. 14 Sentence 3 BayHSchPG). Applicants for tenure-track positions should be in an early phase on the way to a professorship and should have changed universities after obtaining their doctorate or, if the doctorate was obtained at the Julius Maximilian University, should have worked academically outside the Julius Maximilian University for at least two years.
  • The University of Würzburg aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore expressly invites applications from suitably qualified female academics. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in the case of otherwise essentially equal suitability. Applications should be submitted with the usual documents (dated and signed curriculum vitae, diplomas and degree certificates, list of publications, list of academic courses taught, list of grants and external funding received to date) by 25.01.2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg. Applicants are requested to fill out an application form (https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/fileadmin/phil2/user_upload/Berufungsverfahren/Bewerbungsbogen/Bewerbungsbogen_Digitale_Musikphilologie_und_Musiktheorie.docx) and send it as a Word document by e-mail to the Dean's Office at berufungsverfahren.phil@uni-wuerzburg.de.
  • Further information can be found on the homepage of the faculty: https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/berufungen/. The application includes the consent of the applicants to the electronic recording of the application documents, the production of copies, the storage and possible forwarding of the application documents to the reviewers as well as the return of the application documents only after the completion of the procedure.
  • The application form and further information on the application process can be found at www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/berufungen. For further information on the Institute of Music Research at the University of Würzburg, visit: https://www.musikwissenschaft.uni-wuerzburg.de
  • 1/4 Note: this is an unofficial translation from the German into English. For the original, official position announcement, see: https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/berufungen/juniorprofessorinjuniorprofessor-fuer-digitale-musikphilologie-und-musiktheorie
  • 1/4 Note: subject expertise in musical style/historical era/music-culture is open.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

York St. John University: Lecturer in Music (part-time)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 June 2021
  • Part time, permanent
  • Salary is £33,797 to £39,152 per annum (£13,518 to £15,660 pro rata)
  • Hours: 14.8
  • Closing Date: Friday 25 June 2021 at midnight
  • Interview Date: Thursday 15 July 2021
  • Reference: 073-21
  • The Role: We are seeking a music practitioner who has experience in teaching practical and theoretical subjects in Higher Education. The majority of your work will involve supporting undergraduate students’ engagement with different forms of musicological research. This will include scaffolded provision within Level 4 and Level 5 teaching about different sub-specialisms within musicology, methodologies currently used across musicology, and articulating research through writing, leading to dissertation-level work. This may involve liaising with external professionals to provide specialist support. In addition, you will contribute to practical musical activities of the team, including running rehearsals and supporting students’ development as community musicians, composers, and performers. The successful candidate will join the Music team within the Performance department and contribute to delivery, recruitment activities, tutoring and the overall student experience.
  • Key Requirements: Our team fosters a wide-ranging musical outlook covering any from popular music, Jazz, Folk and classical. We encourage applicants who can also support a varied background of musical styles.
  • The candidate must have experience in the following:
  • Teaching Music and academic skills at HE level.
  • Ensemble practice, musical leadership, or performance.
  • The teaching of academic writing and music research across a wide range of musical styles and approaches.
  • Please direct enquiries to: Sarah O’Brien (s.obrien@yorksj.ac.uk)
  • Please note that this vacancy may close early if a large volume of applications are received to ensure that we can meet the above timescales. Any applications currently in progress at this time will be notified and given the opportunity to complete their application prior to closure.
  • Closing Date - Friday 25 June 2021 at midnight
  • Provisional Interview Date - Thursday 15 July 2021
  • Please note that these interviews are due to take place on campus and not remotely
  • Further details:

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

Amarillo College (Amarillo, TX): Faculty - Humanities[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 24 March 2021.
  • We are accepting applications for full time faculty in Humanities Department who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, and perform duties primarily related to the instruction of general education Humanities courses, including Introduction to Humanities, Fine Arts Appreciation, and World Cultures. Instruct students in classroom and online.
  • GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • EDUCATION: Required: Master's degree in Humanities, in Interdisciplinary Studies, Visual or Performing Arts, Music, or Fine Arts with a minimum of 18 graduate hour credits in any of the following subjects: Art -- History; English -- Literature, History, World and American Studies; Film -- History, World and American Studies; History of Ideas; Humanities -- Aesthetic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities; Music -- History, World and American Studies; Philosophy -- History, World and American Studies; Religion/Theology -- History, World and American Studies; Theater -- History, World and American Studies; Western/Eastern Cultural Civilizations; World Cultural Studies; Comparative Literature; Latin American Studies; and Classics.
  • EXPERIENCE: Preferred: One or more years teaching experience at the college level. Experience teaching Humanities courses. Experience teaching in an online and in class environment.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work in a diverse environment to motivate students to pursue goals. Ability to work well with a team or independently. Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management. Willing to teach on satellite campuses. Must be able to work with nontraditional students and students with disabilities.
  • JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be willing to teach online, daytime and evening classes and work on departmental and college wide projects and committees on and off campus as needed. Assist with Creative Mind Humanities Lecture Series. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, curriculum development, advising students, sponsoring student activities, professional development, promoting community awareness of the program, recruiting students, and maintaining appropriate records and office hours. An understanding of and a commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy. Required to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility, and to provide an exemplary level of customer service to all internal, external customers, vendors, community leaders, etc. Must make a commitment to student success by using high impact practices, learner-centered pedagogies, and flexible course delivery. Performs other related duties as required.
  • Teaching Load: The teaching load for full-time faculty will normally consist of 15 load hours or equivalent assignments. Faculty are assigned by their chair to teach in their major fields, insofar as possible. They may, however, be assigned to teach in their minor fields in accordance with standards of accrediting associations. (Responsibilities for Non-teaching faculty will be individually prescribed).


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
  • Rejection email (11/25)

College of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD): Faculty - Music - La Plata Campus FILLED: Brent Ferguson, University of Kansas 2020 (PhD Music Theory)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 05 March 2021
  • The music faculty member will teach courses in general education, such as Music Appreciation, with a special emphasis on music of world cultures. Our faculty teach courses in several genres including jazz, rock, and American music. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge, experience, and expertise in musicianship (music theory, ear training, or music history), an applied music studio area, and/or an ensemble specialty. CSM is especially interested in candidates with experience or interest in multicultural approaches to music education.
  • This position is open until filled.  For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, March 19, 2021 (sic).
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Music faculty teach a wide range of freshman and sophomore level undergraduate classes. The successful faculty member will teach 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per academic year of day, evening or weekend classes. Flexibility is required to work in this position as teaching assignments may vary from semester to semester.  There may be an opportunity to teach classes in the summer also. Faculty may be assigned to teach on the La Plata campus or any campus or center where CSM offers classes. The faculty member hired in this position is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student-centered learning and success.  At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and demonstrating a commitment to professional development thorough participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.  
  • Minimum Education and Training: M.A. in Music, M.M., or closely related field, Required. Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music, or other terminal music degree, Preferred. At least two years of college-level teaching experience, preferably at the community college level. Ability to use word processing, basic internet applications, and basic database navigation. Ability to use an educational enterprise, learning management system such as D2L Brightspace to support and facilitate instructional delivery. Ability to teach in face-to-face, virtual, web and web-hybrid formats. Experience with music software/technology.
  • Additional Information: Your cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required as part of the application process.  Please attach those documents to your application. When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:  
  • Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse population.
  • Please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy.  
  • Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience.  Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan.  For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions page at:  https://www.csmd.edu/employment/frequently-asked-questions/   
  • This position is open until filled.  For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, March 6, 2021 (sic).
  • 2/23 Hopefully they will correct the two different deadlines, one of which is a date that does not exist. In the meantime, I am listing the deadline as the earlier listed date (assuming that the deadline is more likely to be a Friday than a Saturday). -5120j
  • 4/10 Request for a Zoom Interview
  • 6/1 Offer Made and Accepted

College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA): Music History & Vocal Music Instructor, full-time tenure track[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 February 2021
  • GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s in music OR Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities OR the equivalent.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ability to expand the music history curriculum to include music from a variety of cultures and ethnic groups (Latin America, Africa and/or African American, other regions of the world, LGBTQ music, etc.).The ability to incorporate music from outside of the Western art tradition into the vocal music curriculum.
  • The ability to oversee the music history area of the curriculum.
  • The ability to oversee the vocal music area including directing one or more choral ensemble(s).
  • The ability to teach a variety of classes within the music history area including History of Rock and Intro to Music.
  • Salary Detail Information: Salary Placement is according to the Full time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum Master level starting rate is $ 7,460.32 per month for an annual 10-month assignment. Maximum starting salary with a doctorate and significant instructional experience is $ 9,576.66 per month for a 10-month annual assignment. This is a 10 month per year full-time tenure-track position.
  • REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • Online Application: Please fill out your online application completely with all requested details.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer.
  • Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess.
  • Unofficial Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution, show name of institution, degree awarded, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts.
  • IN YOUR APPLICATION: List of Professional References: References should include at least two current or previous supervisors, two faculty members, and two other references not related to the applicant (including classified support staff). Please include names, e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers for each professional reference in your application. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references. Letters of reference will not be accepted in lieu of the required List of Professional References.
  • APPLY BY: For first consideration, apply by February 24th, 2021. The posting may remain open past the listed closing date; however, applications received before the closing date will receive first consideration.
  • INTERVIEWS: Interviews are tentatively scheduled for last week of March or first week of April.
  • START: Fall 2021
  • Posting Number: 20-046-F
  • Open Date: 12/21/2020
  • Close Date: 02/20/2021 (sic)
  • 12/22 I'm listing Feb 20 as the deadline even though the ad states February 24, in case the application really does close on the earlier date. -5120j
  • 4/1 Any news? Announcement stated last week of March / first week of April as tentative range for interviews

Columbus State Community College (Columbus, OH): Instructor - Humanities (Multi-disciplinary Arts)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 29 January 2021
  • Requisition ID: req3084
  • Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Colleges’ mission, vision, values, strategic plan, President’s & Board of Trustees’ charges and educational philosophy, and primary goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the College. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are subject to Board policies, including academic freedom, and are also bound by its accompanying responsibilities. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, mentor, and facilitator of learning. This position is intended to be in humanities instruction.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, or comparative arts OR in an arts-focused general Humanities program OR combination of a graduate degree that includes theory, analysis, history, and criticism in a fine art, film, or music area together with significant study at the post-secondary level of an additional arts discipline. At least one (1) year teaching experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). Qualifications and previous experience will be considered for placement of base rank and salary.
  • Application Requirements: Must attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and appropriate transcripts with application.
  • Salary Details: 9 Month Instructor Salary $41,460--$46,435; Optional Summer Semester (Full load): $13,413--$15,023

Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA): Instructor, Humanities[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 10 June 2021
  • The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Humanities, Foothill College.
  • Foothill College is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and collegial full-time Humanities instructor with a strong commitment to the importance of the arts and humanities in the development of global citizenship, critical thinking skills, creative problem-solving approaches, equity-mindedness, and the strengthening of a moral compass to prepare students to contribute meaningfully to contemporary society. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of courses within the discipline that further the students’ capacity to synthesize and integrate methods and insights from a variety of intellectual disciplines and develop their ability to approach problems in an integrative manner. Teaching assignments may include on-campus and online.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Master’s in Humanities OR bachelor’s in Humanities AND master’s in Art, Drama/Theater Arts, History, Music, Philosophy, Religious Study OR the equivalent (see below requirements to establish equivalency) OR see Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the qualifications below.
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in subject matter and pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community.
  • Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of Foothill College.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral skills in English.
  • Bilingual skills/abilities.
  • Familiarity with the department and its course offerings.
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology.
  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
  • STARTING DATE: Fall 2021

Frederick Community College (Frederick, MD): Faculty Member, Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 25 March 2021
  • This faculty member supports the Frederick Community College music program and related activities. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Liberal Arts, and collaborates with the Communications, Humanities, and Art department in the creation of a premier, student-centered learning environment accessible to individual learners with diverse backgrounds, educational needs and goals. The faculty member teaches 15 credits per semester in program courses covering a full range of courses, which can include general education music classes, core curriculum course in musicianship and theory, and applied lessons in specialty area. The faculty member is expected to demonstrate innovation and excellence in curriculum and co-curricular planning, foster an atmosphere of active intellectual and creative engagement in student achievement in and out of the classroom, and contribute the advancement and overall welfare of the College community. This faculty member will also serve as the program manager for the music program, receiving credit release commensurate with the current scope of responsibilities.
  • Leadership responsibilities include the scheduling and staffing of credit and non-credit classes, adjunct faculty supervision, student advising, maintaining a transfer focused curriculum, overseeing program related space and equipment, and coordinating music program events.
  • The faculty member demonstrates the use of varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications
  • 1. Master’s Degree in Music Performance, Pedagogy, Musicology, Music Theory or Music Education.
  • 2. Two (2) years of college teaching experience teaching experience that includes a mixture of studio and classroom teaching; community college teaching experience preferred.
  • 3. Demonstrated experience in concert management or in administrating academic, community, or professional music organizations.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • 1. Doctorate or terminal degree (D.M.A, PhD, EdD)
  • 2. Experience working with students of varying levels of musical proficiency
  • 3. Secondary area of professional musical experience (i.e., directing an ensemble, teaching chamber music, performing as a professional musician)
  • 4. Knowledge of music pedagogy and assessment strategies specific to the music performance curriculum
  • 5. Prior concert management experience
  • 6. Prior administrative experience in an academic or community based music program
  • 7. Demonstrated vision for specialty curriculum development and implementation in music, reflecting knowledge of current standards, and combining credit and non-credit courses to enhance community participation.
  • 8. Demonstrated experience with multicultural and/or world music styles.
  • 9. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Work Schedule: 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday
  • Full/Part Time: Full Time
  • Pay Rate: $56,441 - $62,085 annually
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications and required documents must be submitted online. Mail, e-mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee and should briefly address your qualifications as related to the requirements of this position. For best consideration, applications should be received by March 25, 2021. Review of applications after this date is not guaranteed.
  • 4/27 Zoom Interview Invitation

Greenville Technical College (Greenville, SC): Instructor, Music (full-time)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 April 2021
  • GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: In this challenging role, you will be supporting the HUM-Humanities department at Greenville Technical College. Duties may include any or all of the following.
  • Teach variety of Music courses, including Music Appreciation and Music Fundamentals
  • Prepare lectures, course plans, tests, and other course-related materials
  • Grade papers and submit students' grades in a timely manner (within one week generally)
  • Advise students on academic progress in the course
  • Maintain course-related records
  • Attend departmental meetings and/or other functions as requested/required
  • Attend professional development workshops as requested/required
  • Complete other necessary paperwork as requested/required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctorate or a Master's degree with a major in music or a Doctorate or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Music, experience teaching at a community/technical college, experience teaching courses in an online and/or hybrid format, experience directing an ensemble (instrumental and/or vocal)
  • For ALL Faculty Positions - An unofficial/student copy of your transcript must be submitted along with your on-line application if the position you are applying for requires a degree and/or certificate. Official transcripts are required when you begin employment.
  • POSTING DATE: 4/16/2021
  • POSITION: 019823 Instructor: MUSIC
  • DEPARTMENT: HUM-Humanities
  • APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 4/30/2021
  • Classification Code UG 70 / Slot 0056

Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL): Instructor in Music (Tenure Track)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 June 2021
  • The College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Music for Fall 2021. Application review will begin June 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled
  • Purpose of Position: Teach and assess student learning outcomes in such music courses as Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and Applied/Studio vocal instruction. In collaboration with colleagues, responsible for ongoing curriculum evaluation, assessment of student learning, and program improvement. Facilitate student learning outside of the classroom through participation in student ensembles and concerts, college and community events.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and coursework in music: music performance, preferred, music education considered.
  • Instrumental background, strong piano skills and accompaniment experience preferred.
  • Minimum of two years music teaching experience preferably in a college or university setting, studio experience considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach studio/applied vocal music.
  • Demonstrated commitment to our community college mission required.
  • Demonstrated performance skills.
  • Open Date: 04/28/2021

Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, WI): Instructor, Music Occupations (Full-time) LTE (Spring 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 08 December 2020
  • Salary: $54,743,104.00 - $70,912,712.00 Annually
  • Location: Multi-Campus, WI
  • Job Type: Full-Time Limited Term
  • Job Number: 2020-03230
  • Closing: 12/8/2020 10:00 PM Central
  • Please note, this is a Limited Term position that ends at the end of the Spring Semester.
  • Develops and teaches concepts and strategies for a variety of courses. May require teaching courses at MATC campuses, business, community, other sites, and online during the day, evening, and/or weekend. Related duties include participation in department and advisory meetings, department and college functions, course and curriculum development in both traditional and non-traditional formats, online courses, staff development, conduct open labs (if/when necessary), student advising, student outcome assessment and quality review assessment and implementation, student organization involvement, recruitment and retention of students, and other duties as assigned**. Required to keep current with the latest trends and technologies in discipline. To primarily teach program courses in Voice, Piano, Theory, Music Analysis, Music Appreciation, Performance Ensembles, and other subdisciplines as assigned. In addition, Instructor would aid in development and implementation of a Major Instrument Organ track. Assignments will include on campus and online classes during the day, evening, and /or Weekend College sections designed to address student demand. Other duties include providing leadership in curriculum development and revision, divisional and departmental assessment, and student recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Qualifications: Educational requirements:
  • One of the following must be met:
  • Must have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in a Music related field of study, such as, but not limited to: Music Performance, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Composition, Music Conducting, Music Business or •Music Recording/Production.
  • OR
  • A combination of music related occupational or teaching experience, education and training preparing a person for the occupation, totaling 2 years Full Time or Part Time equivalent (4000 hours). Each academic credit or equivalent credit shall be equal to 110 hours of occupational experience.
  • Additional Occupational experience:
  • Must have two years full-time or the part-time equivalent (4,000 hours) of occupational related experience, such as, but not limited to: performing, conducting, studio teaching, editing, transcribing, composing, arranging, recording, mixing, mastering.
  • In addition one of the following must be met:
  • At least one of the two years must have occurred within the last 5 years
  • Two years of teaching Music related course work at the post-secondary level within the last 5 years

San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX): Professor, Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 12 May 2021
  • Professor, Music - Central Campus
  • Teach 15-16 hours per week from the following list of classes, as appropriate:
  • Theory I-IV
  • Ear Training I-IV
  • Music Literature and/or Music Appreciation
  • Music Fundamentals
  • American Popular Music
  • Class Piano I-IV
  • Applied Lessons on Major Instrument
  • Ensemble Director
  • Faculty load for this position consists of 35 hours per week of instruction and office hours. Instructor is expected to actively support and promote the department within the community. Maintain active liaisons with high schools, universities, business and industry or external agencies and assist with program advisory committees as appropriate. Complete instructional duties, reports, and paperwork assigned by college leadership in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching the collegiate-level class piano sequence. Preferred experience teaching applied piano to collegiate-level music and non-music majors. Strong candidates will have innovative plans for recruiting piano majors to the department. The successful candidate will have additional collaborative piano experience. Candidates are expected to actively support and promote the department within the college and community at large through masterclasses, workshops, and adjudicating activities. Preferred additional experience teaching academic music courses at the collegiate level. Effective interpersonal skills with an ability to collaborate with other fine arts departments. Experience with technology-enhanced learning preferred. Membership and/ or associations with music-based community and professional organizations. Strong communication skills are required.
  • Required Education: Master's degree or above with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate hours in Music required.
  • Required Experience: Demonstrated experience teaching at the collegiate or secondary level.
  • Requisition Number: req2846
  • Posting Close Date: 5/12/2021
  • Also posted at Piano 2020-21

University of South Carolina-Sumter (Sumter, SC): Instructor of Music FILLED: Name unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, review begins "March 2021."
  • Instructor of Music (non-tenure track). USC Sumter invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Music to begin August 2021. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is required. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory music (Music 110) and other Music classes as needed. The teaching load will be twelve contact hours per semester, on/off campus; possible evening and online classes. Student advising, mentoring and participation on campus committees are expected.
  • Review of credentials will begin March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • USC Sumter is part of USC’s Palmetto College (http://www.sc.edu/palmettocollege/), which involves offering four-year degrees through multiple forms of course delivery and learning, such as two-way video delivery (videoconferencing) and online learning (Blackboard or similar course management system). Qualified candidates should demonstrate a commitment to distance, online, and traditional learning environments.
  • Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Music with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Music is required at the time of appointment. Applicants with PhDs encouraged to apply.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior higher education experience preferred.
  • The University of South Carolina requires individuals to apply online for all job vacancies. You may access the USC Jobs Online Employment site at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. As part of the online process, an application letter (which should include philosophy of teaching describing the candidate’s experience mentoring diverse individuals, summary of scholarship plans, as well as professional goals and interests), vita, three current letters of recommendation, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and summaries of teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching must be attached to the online application form. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Andrew Kunka, Division of Arts & Letters at (803) 938-3718 or ajkunka@uscsumter.edu.
    • Virtual interview (3/31)
    • Virtual campus visit (4/19), told that decision would come in "two or three weeks, could go into early May"
  • (5/13) After inquiry, told that an offer has been made and verbally accepted.

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.

American Scholar Group, Inc: Director of Performing Arts Program[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 24 November 2020, re-posted 19 April 2021
  • The American Scholar Group and American Education and Development Group are engaged in a joint venture to open a career college in the city of Greenville in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania as part of an area revitalization effort involving career training and business development.
  • Located in Greenville’s historic downtown, the school will provide accredited market-driven programs for domestic and international populations with programs in areas such as culinary arts, hospitality management, computer management, accounting and business management, and visual communications, offering career diplomas/certificates and specialized associated degrees. The school will use a blend of in-person and online tools as well as state of the industry facilities for student learning and training to prepare students for entry level positions upon graduation.
  • We are looking for someone to join our team to help develop and launch a Performing Arts program and then oversee it after the school opens.
  • Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of development plan from applying for a license through the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the opening of the college by writing a performing arts curriculum and giving feedback on educational requirements for facilities
  • Building academic programs in music, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, art history, architecture and landscape architecture.
  • Recommend and participate in hiring process for staff necessary for a performing arts program
  • Build relationships with local and regional members of the performing arts industry, government officials, and community leaders to successfully facilitate the operation of the performing arts program
  • Recommend and monitor the budget necessary for the successful running of a high-tech performing arts program
  • Facilitate the process of accreditation of the performing arts program
  • Required:
  • A degree and certification in a relevant discipline
  • Two to four years of relevant performing arts experience, preferably in management of post-secondary or private performing arts programs.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced global business
  • Appreciation for the arts and knowledge of current events and trends related to performing arts.
  • Experience in planning, administering, managing, and reconciling budgets.
  • Positive attitude: proven ability to work successfully with diverse student populations; and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Preferred:
  • Experience with overseeing a performing arts program
  • Pay: $48,000.00 - $52,000.00 per year
  • 11/24 This was just so weird I had to post it. -5120j

American University: Professorial Lecturer in African American and African Diaspora Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 Jun 2021
  • The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in African American and African Diaspora Studies for Academic Year 2021-2022 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. The successful applicant will teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) at the introductory and advanced levels.
  • This appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence in August 2021. The contract is renewable annually.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Ph.D., or have an anticipated Ph.D. completion date before August 2021, in a field conducive to an appointment in African American and African Diaspora Studies. We especially welcome candidates with expertise in fields such as Gender and/or Sexuality, Caribbean Studies, or Black Popular Culture.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin 6/14/21 and will continue until the position is filled. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and recent teaching evaluations if available. Please contact Monica Morin, Senior Administrative Assistant, at crgc@american.edu with any questions.

Augustana College: Diversity Fellowship Program: 10-Month Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 14 January 2021
  • The Diversity Fellowship program supports a doctoral candidate or recent doctoral graduate from an underrepresented group or who otherwise contributes to diversity to engage in teaching and research in a liberal arts college environment and prepare for a tenure-track position. The program is a part of our comprehensive efforts to increase the diversity of Augustana faculty and of liberal arts colleges generally.
  • This fellowship begins in August of the 2021-2022 academic year, with possible renewal for an additional year upon mutual agreement. We invite applications from graduate students who will use the fellowship to complete their dissertation or early career scholars within two years of completing their terminal degree who will use the fellowship to hone teaching skills and advance their scholarly agenda. The successful candidate will strengthen the diversity of our campus community and bring a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion, demonstrate a commitment to developing as a teacher, have an interest in participating in the life of the college and interacting with students beyond the classroom, and show a commitment to actively infusing multiple perspectives and critical thinking into pedagogy.
  • Applicants must be a member of a group or population that has been historically underrepresented in faculty positions at Augustana College or in higher education, or otherwise contribute to diversity. This includes, but is not limited to, racial and ethnic diversity, sex and gender, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with other diverse backgrounds.
  • Total compensation in the first year is $40,000 (to be split between research support and salary, at the discretion of the fellow); the fellowship also comes with benefit eligibility and a relocation allowance. In the first year, the fellow will teach three courses, preferably, one fall semester course, one intensive J-term course, and one spring semester course. The college offers a New Faculty Orientation and year-long Faculty Mentoring Circle program to support first year faculty in acclimating to the college and developing in the areas of pedagogy and student learning. Diversity Fellows are also eligible to apply for Professional Meeting Allowance and other institutional funding to support their teaching and scholarship. In the second year of the fellowship, the candidate teaching load and salary will increase to be commensurate with that of a full-time contingent faculty member.
  • Final approval of the position is pending funding. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021.
  • Requirements: Must be a doctoral candidate or recent doctoral graduate. Area of expertise is open, but candidates must be able to teach in one of the college's six divisions.
  • We are especially interested in candidates from disciplines for which we anticipate longer-term teaching needs, including Art, Biology, Business Administration, Data Analytics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Music, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology and Anthropology, and Spanish.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing their likely contribution to Augustana's goal of strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion and career interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies), statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Associate Dean of the College Jessica Schultz (jessicaschultz@augustana.edu).


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.
  • 1/25 Appears to have failed/canceled and been replaced by below search.

Berklee College of Music: Dean, Center for Africana Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 January 2021
  • Berklee College of Music is seeking a dynamic educator and leader to serve as the Dean, Center for Africana Studies. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean 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 an annual 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 Dean must be committed to providing the highest and most- inclusive educational experience to all students. The Dean will work collaboratively with College and Conservatory deans as well as with other senior leaders in the institution providing advice and counsel in matters of pedagogy and strategic program design.  The Dean will have appropriate staff support.
  • 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. The dean will have oversight of Africana Studies curricula.  In addition, the dean will work with office of Faculty Development in advising on curriculum development and also work with the office of Institutional Research and Assessment on advising on an Africana Studies research agenda.
  • 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 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 Summer 2021.
  • 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
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
  • 1/25 This probably replaces the earlier (above) search for a Managing Director?

Bushnell University: Faculty Position: Music and Performing Arts (Rank Open)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 16 March 2021
  • Bushnell University seeks to fill a strategic lead music faculty position in its School of Music and Performing Arts.  The School of Music and Performing Arts is home to undergraduate music programs and co-curricular music performance programs that the University views as “strategic enrollment opportunity programs.”  The successful candidate for this position will champion the departmental programs in music and worship and will foster excellence among students both in the academic study of and in performance/leadership in music and worship.  The appointee will be responsible for routine teaching in the general music curriculum (e.g., theory, music appreciation, music technology, performance) and in areas of personal expertise.  The appointee will mentor students, individually and in groups and engage in marketing and recruitment efforts of the University.
  • As the lead faculty member of the School of Music the person in this role will administer departmental budgets and will coordinate and supervise departmental staff, adjunct faculty, and private instructors. He/She will demonstrate dynamic and visionary leadership in growing the Bushnell music program through curriculum design, effective teaching and mentoring, and networking with experts in the field.
  • Experience and Qualification Requirements: Minimal requirements include a Master’s degree in an area of music and performance.  A doctoral degree in music and/or worship arts or a related academic discipline is highly desired, along with teaching experience in higher education and demonstrated organizational/administrative skills.  Must demonstrate a high level of personal musicianship (instrumental and vocal) and excellent communication skills.  Experience in leading, growing, and energizing music/worship program, especially in a local church setting, is required; also skills in and knowledge of music technology for worship (Pro Tools and Finale software, equipment, digital soundboards, computer notation, etc.) and established networks with other professionals in the area of music and worship.
  • Candidate must be a member of and actively engaged in a Christian congregation. Must also be able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
  • To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:
  • Bushnell University Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement of Faith that addresses: how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership; how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life; the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
  • Official Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with Bushnell.)
  • Email application materials to academicsearch@bushnell.edu
  • Or mail application materials to: Dennis Lindsay, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty, Bushnell University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
  • Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

California State University Monterey Bay: Assistant Professor of Music FILLED: Name unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • The Department of Music & Performing Arts (MPA) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music to begin Fall Semester 2021. The successful candidate of our search will be a well-rounded scholar-practitioner who can flexibly support the curriculum for our B.A. in music and help us develop our forthcoming “Heritage Musics of Monterey Bay” initiative through which MPA will provide stewardship of our region’s engagement with music as intangible cultural heritage.
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in the scholarship and performance of one or more Chicanx/Latinx musical traditions, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and hold an interest in innovative collaboration with faculty and students from a variety of departments and backgrounds.
  • CSUMB is committed to the diversity of our campus community, and candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate understanding of the CSUMB Vision Statement and can articulate a compelling rationale for how their work in MPA will nurture this vision.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D./D.M.A./Ed.D. in music or a closely related field from an accredited doctoral program by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship and/or creative practice that would warrant tenure and promotion
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic fluency in concepts and vocabulary of music technology (particularly those involving audio engineering)
  • Experience in, or evidence of potential for, teaching in a lower-division music theory and musicianship core sequence
  • Experience in, or evidence of potential for, work associated with stewardship of our service region’s engagement with music as intangible cultural heritage
  • Demonstrable scholarly and/or performance expertise in one or more Chicanx/Latinx musical traditions
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Applicants should submit
  • Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement in response to the CSUMB Vision Statement
  • Writing sample (a recent publication is preferred) and/or evidence of creative practice
  • For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit the required materials by the priority screening date found at csumb.edu/job. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
  • Job Number: FAC2020-343
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 2/12: Request for more materials (x2)
  • 2/16: Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • 3/19: Invitation for (virtual) on-campus interview
  • 5/20: Email stating a candidate has accepted the position

Cleveland Institute of Music: Future of Music Faculty Fellowship[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 01 May 2021
  • CIM’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind career development initiative for Black and Latinx music professionals considering and/or currently pursuing an academic career. Powered by the Sphinx Venture Fund, the competitive Fellowship spotlights and prepares future faculty leaders who will influence generations of musicians.
  • A cohort of up to 35 Fellows will engage in a powerful series of virtual convenings led by some of the most influential artists, academicians and thinkers of today. Keynotes by resilience researcher Dr. Angela Duckworth and leadership expert Simon Sinek will inspire, and program faculty – including university presidents, music school deans and teaching artists from institutions ranging from The Juilliard School to the University of Richmond to the Heifetz Institute – will blend practical advice, skill building and creativity. The program concludes with an in-person convening coinciding with SphinxConnect in January 2022. Through purposeful curriculum and personalized mentorship, Fellows will gain a competitive edge in the complex world of academia.
  • Program Details: Takes place June 2021 through January 2022. Apply online by May 1, 2021.
  • Includes five virtual modules and a final in-person convening. Fellows receive ongoing, personalized support from a faculty mentor. The fellowship is offered at no cost to selected Fellows. Travel, lodging and conference registration for SphinxConnect 2022 will be covered by the program.
  • Application & Eligibility: Black and Latinx professional musicians who are considering and/or already pursuing careers in academia are eligible to apply. Black and Latinx performing musicians, graduate students, adjunct and junior faculty and scholars from across disciplines and genres – from classical to jazz, from performance to pedagogy – are also encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, two short form essays, a three-minute video essay and a resume. Completed applications are due by May 1. If you have any questions, please email facultyfellowship@cim.edu.
  • Join our Virtual Information Session: Register for our live, free virtual information session on Saturday, January 30, from 12:15-12:45pm Eastern, in conjunction with SphinxConnect.

College of the Atlantic: Full Time Faculty Member in Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 07 January 2021
  • College of the Atlantic (COA) is seeking a scholar, practitioner and instructor of music in relation to global, contemporary and historic composing, performing, and listening practices. The anticipated start date will be in August of 2021. The successful candidate will be the sole full-time faculty member in music and will have great freedom in shaping the COA music program. This hire will be responsible for developing a wide range of coursework, directing and advising student projects and producing a variety of public performance events. Candidates should have an active creative/studio practice as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching including studio courses in instrumental performance, music theory, music history, and composition. Experience directing student ensembles that accommodate a variety of skill levels is desirable. The candidate should also have experience working with current software, sound recording and production tools and knowledge of emerging technologies. The job requires a strong interest in exploring connections and developing collaborations between music and other areas of the COA curriculum. We encourage applicants who bring highly innovative, uniquely interdisciplinary perspectives and cross cultural approaches to their work. We are especially interested in applicants whose practice, research and teaching explores the intersection of music and questions of race, class and gender.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include teaching 5 courses per academic year, devising and nurturing a unique, robust, consistent music curriculum that provides solo and ensemble public performance opportunities. Courses will cover a variety of instruments, methods, music history, theory and composition. We welcome course work in other areas as well, including (but not limited to) ethnomusicology, vocal production and performance, music technology and music education. This faculty will advise on a limited number of senior projects and independent studies, responding effectively to evolving student interest and need. They will also supervise the COA recording lab and practice spaces, oversee the care and maintenance of all studio instruments/equipment and contribute effectively to required college service assignments and governance.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in a directly related field or equivalent professional experience and significant interest in unconventional, transdisciplinary education. They will have a broad and deep understanding of creative and experimental practice and methods as well as knowledge of current trends and transformations in the field. They will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and be committed to developing an effective, innovative and inclusive curriculum for a student body with wildly diverse interests and experience levels. They will also be capable of fostering a collaborative classroom environment that welcomes all learners, attracts and engages students and offers multiple approaches to music study.
  • TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single attached PDF document to musicsearch@coa.edu. Please include your name in the subject line of the email and in the file title.
  • A letter of application
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae including full names and complete contact information for three references.
  • A clear and easily accessible sampling of creative work (via link(s) to professional website, youtube, vimeo etc.)
  • A concise diversity, equity and inclusion statement, directly tied to personal pedagogical approach and teaching philosophy.
  • 5-7 short course proposals (brief descriptions not syllabi). These can be courses you’ve taught before and/or courses you’d like to teach. Please include at least one foundational course, one advanced course incorporating personal research/practice interests, and one interdisciplinary team-taught course.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to the committee chair: Jodi Baker jbaker@coa.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
    • 2/24 Any updates on this search?
    • 2/24 I received an email that my application had been received several days after I submitted it, but nothing since then. (x2)
  • 3/1 Email received to schedule interview (x2)
  • From theory wiki: 3/21: Rejection received (x3)


College of William and Mary: Visiting Instructor / Visiting Asst Professor of Music in Choral Conducting[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 11 July 2021
  • Teaching responsibilities will include a choral ensemble (Concert Choir) and an academic course each semester (2-2 load). This position is two-thirds of a NTE full-time teaching load. Experience teaching college level courses in music history or music theory and composition is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate and maintain a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to the growth of a dynamic music department through departmental participation and service. The candidate should also possess a strong interest in advancing the goals of the discipline of music within the context of a liberal arts curriculum.
  • Required Qualifications: A Master’s degree is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or ABD is preferred at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2021).
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to include a statement on research and teaching interests, and describe previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, July 12, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

Columbia University: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, The Art, Politics and Publics of Black Faith[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 28 February 2021
  • Columbia University’s Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice (CARSS) in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies invites applications for a non-renewable one-year postdoctoral research scholar position, to begin July 1, 2021.
  • The position is open to those who have received the Ph.D. within the last three academic years; and candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment.
  • This position is supported by CARSS’s new project, “The Art, Politics and Publics of Black Faith,” as part of a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. This project deepens CARSS’s work on the intersections of religion, gender and sexuality in the context of African-American life and extends it to the broader role of religion in black life. Accordingly, we invite applications from scholars whose works moves across and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of black studies and the academic study of religion. We are especially interested in applicants drawing on humanistic and social scientific approaches to the study of religion in the African Diaspora. Disciplinary orientation and area of specialization are open.
  • The successful candidate will be free to pursue an independent research agenda while also having the opportunity to participate in and contribute to a variety of programs associated with the center’s current project, “The Art, Politics, and Publics of Black Faith,” and to take advantage of the wider intellectual life of Columbia University.
  • This position will carry a salary of $60,000 (plus benefits). The postdoctoral research scholar will also have the opportunity to teach one course during the fellowship year for additional compensation.
  • Complete applications are due by February 28, 2021
  • Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Professor Josef Sorett at carss@columbia.edu
  • Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D.
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site, applicants should upload the following required materials:
  • 1. Cover Letter
  • 2. Curriculum Vitae
  • 3. Statement of Research
  • 4. Writing Sample (up to 25 pages)
  • 5. 2 Reference Letters
  • Applicants should enter the information and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

Cornell College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Visiting Clinical Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 18 March 2021
  • Cornell College, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, or as a Visiting Clinical Professor of Music, beginning August 2021. This position will serve as conductor of two of the college's large instrumental ensembles: Concert Band, and either Chamber Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble, according to the candidate's area(s) of specialization. In addition to these two ensembles, responsibilities will also include: recruiting prospective student musicians, mentoring students in the instrumental Music Education track, and teaching courses within the department.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: World Music, Jazz History, and/or Music Technology. A Visiting Assistant Professor must have earned a DMA or PhD in a music field by September 2021. A Visiting Clinical Professor must have a Master's degree in a music field, and must be pursuing a terminal degree. A candidate with a doctoral degree could be considered for a future tenure-track position; A.B.D. candidates could also be considered.
  • Application Process: Interested applicants should submit the following materials online:
  • A letter of application/cover letter, which includes a description of any experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement, describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of inclusive pedagogy
  • Link to a video recording of the applicant conducting an instrumental ensemble
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three references
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning March 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions can be directed to Professors James Martin, (jmartin@cornellcollege.edu) Christopher Nakielski, (cnakielski@cornellcollege.edu) or Jama Stilwell. (jstilwell@cornellcollege.edu)

CUNY Graduate Center (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale): Associate Editor[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 04 April 2021
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is seeking to fill one position with either: 1) an Associate Editor who will be responsible for publications from Southeast Asia or 2) an Associate Editor who will be responsible for publications from Japan and Korea.
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position for its International Office in New York City. RILM publishes RILM abstracts of music literature (along with a suite of other resources), which is widely recognized as the world’s premiere abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.
  • RILM abstracts covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.) anywhere in the world and in any language. The database is fully searchable, with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a high uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over one million bibliographic records and is published online.
  • (1) The successful candidate responsible for countries of Southeast Asia will be required to establish RILM networks in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines, making sure that music scholarship from these countries is fully and accurately represented in RILM abstracts.
  • (2) The successful candidate responsible for Japan and Korea, will be required to work in a collaboration with RILM’s national committees in these countries, making sure that music scholarship from these countries is fully and accurately represented in RILM abstracts.
  • The candidate will also work on bibliographic records related to other geographic areas, applying RILM’s editorial style as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content of the material through research, and will engage professionally and culturally with music scholarship of the areas of responsibility.
  • The position is available either as part time or full time (35 hours). Comprehensive benefits become available for 20 hours per week or more.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement about his/her own scholarly and research interests, and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address how the candidate has engaged in the past with the scholarly community of Southeast Asia or Japan or Korea. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Other Duties: Edit, index, translate, and when needed write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of literacy and scholarship. Develop RILM’s networks in the countries of his/her responsibility. Work on development of indexing vocabularies specific to the countries of his/her responsibility. Track the development of scholarship and publishing in the countries of his/her responsibility. Advise the marketing/sales teams about academic networks in the countries of his/her responsibility.
  • Full-time is a minimum of 35 hours per week. After a lengthy training period, the schedule of when these hours are fulfilled can be flexible. Remote work is possible, but the successful candidate will need to spend some time in the office in New York City.
  • Qualifications: PhD/ABD in ethnomusicology or cultural studies with the focus on music is strongly preferred. Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts, with proven research and writing skills. Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work. In addition to English, native or near native fluency in one or more languages spoken in Southeast Asia; or in the Korean or Japanese language. Willingness to engage in administrative and technological work.

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

Drexel University: Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry Program & Music Program[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 24 January 2021
  • The Department of Arts and Entertainment Enterprise and the Department of Performing Arts seek a candidate to serve in a joint position between the Music Industry Program and Music Program. Areas of teaching include modern music songwriting & production, music technology, ethnography of modern music makers and popular music studies. An ideal candidate will be prepared to create modern music courses with a focus on the African diaspora. The responsibilities include up to 27 credits of teaching per academic year, as well as service to the departments, college, and University. Teaching load will be spread over nine months of the year during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  • An ideal candidate should have a current music production & audio engineering discography focused on popular music. Candidates with experience & expertise with Pop and Hip Hop music are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior teaching experience in a nationally recognized music industry program is preferred, but not required.
  • Preferred candidates will have expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration. They will have knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education; and experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.
  • Priority consideration given to applications received prior to January 25th, applications open until position is filled.
  • Essential Functions
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the Music Industry Program including, but not limited to Survey of Music Production, Music Production, Electronic Music Production, Cities of Music and Culture.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the Music Program including, but not limited to Digital Music Composition.
  • Develop studio-based courses for the Music Program.
  • Develop and teach other undergraduate courses within both the Music Program and the Music Industry Program based on individual skillset and industry expertise.
  • Mentor and advise Music Industry students including supervision of student internships and co-ops.
  • Participate in the Music Industry & Music Program’s curriculum assessment and development.
  • Other teaching and mentoring duties in the Music Industry Program & Music Program as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain industry relationships supporting curriculum, student co-ops, and creative collaborations with the university’s Music Industry Program and the Music Program.
  • Assist in the programs’ administration including student recruitment, curriculum development and revisions, course evaluation, and raising awareness of the programs’ activities.
  • Serve on committees for the college and university, maintain involvement in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Demonstrable depth, breadth and working knowledge of recording arts, music production and popular music studies. At least 5 years of professional experience in music production & recording arts.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree in an applicable field. College-level teaching experience
  • Additional Information: Salary ranges between $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 depending upon experience
  • Special Instructions to the Applicant: Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.
  • Posted to AMS-L 1/7/21
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16885
  • 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

Duke University: Postdoctoral Associate, Divinity School[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • Occupational summary: Duke University Divinity School seeks a Postdoctoral Associate, effective July 1, 2021, for a two-year appointment. The Postdoctoral Associate will enrich the liturgical focus of Duke Divinity School in its research, teaching, and common worship, especially with respect to the various dimensions of diversity that exist within the school. The position will be expected to teach at least three courses total, provide administrative support and leadership to the anticipated MA certificate in Christian worship, and support the Divinity School Chaplain in resourcing musical offerings for chapel services at Duke Divinity School.
  • Work Performed: Lead the development and implementation of a new certificate in Christian worship. In collaboration with the associate dean for hybrid programs and relevant faculty, design and launch a certificate program to launch during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Support DDS external partnerships which revolve around Christian worship programs. In collaboration with senior leadership and key faculty, sustain and develop relationships and partnerships for non-degree certificate worship programs and events, including possibilities for stackable credit/advanced standing options.
  • Serve as a liturgical resource person for DDS worship services. In collaboration with the Divinity School Chaplain, contribute to the enrichment of worship at Duke Divinity in terms of denominational and ethnic diversity.
  • Teach in DDS programs. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to teach at least 3 courses in Duke Divinity School’s degree programs in the subject areas of worship including Latinx and Latin American worship traditions.
  • Qualifications and Experience: Position requires a Th.D. or Ph.D. in Religion, Theology, or a closely related field. At least 3 years of experience in teaching and leading worship, particularly in Praise & Worship/Contemporary Worship/Modern Worship, is required.
  • Departmental Preferences: An academic doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D. or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and graduate. A graduate degree in music is highly desirable. In addition, facility and expertise in sacramental (Liturgical Movement), Free Church, and Pentecostal liturgical traditions with sufficient breadth to understand the historical, theological, and embodied (both non-musical and musical) aspects of those traditions. Prior experience in teaching and leading worship in Latinx and Latin American contexts is strongly preferred.
  • Application Materials Required:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site
  • Appl Deadline: 2020/11/30 11:59PM (posted 2020/11/23, listed until 2020/11/30)

Earlham College: Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of Music (Jazz and allied)[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 February 2021
  • The Earlham College Music Department invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position in jazz and allied fields, to begin August, 2021. We are seeking a dynamic jazz director with a dedication to general education, and with strengths in one or more of the following: popular music studies, ethnomusicology, hip-hop production, recording arts, interdisciplinary musicology, or music business. Background in music education a plus. Duties include directing the jazz program and teaching courses in one or more of the above areas each semester. A completed doctorate or equivalent professional experience is preferred; previous teaching and directing experience is essential.
  • The music curriculum fosters respect for all musics: music majors study Western musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music, in addition to music technologies. The curriculum is also designed to spark connections across disciplines, both within and outside the arts. The music department is housed in a new, superbly designed visual and performing arts facility. Earlham’s foundational “Principles and Practices,” which stem from Quaker practice, inform our department’s philosophy and its close working relationship with each student. The jazz program has had various emphases over the years, including big band, small combo, and Latin jazz (including merengue), and we are open to any approach that provides students with training in improvisation. We are particularly interested in a director who is a culture bearer and tradition bearer in a genre with a strong non-Western core.
  • Application Instructions: Requested materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, video recordings of both rehearsal and performance under the candidte’s direction, a 300- to 500-word statement of how your teaching might contribute to Earlham’s goal of exemplifying a diverse and inclusive institution (cf. /policies-and-handbooks/general/diversity-aspiration-vision-statement/), three letters of recommendation from people who can speak to the candidate’s teaching and directing abilities.
  • Please send written documents electronically to Jeff Templeton, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, along with a link to your securely uploaded video files (e.g., using Vimeo or Youtube), at the following address: http://templeje@earlham.edu. (If you prefer, Mr. Templeton can invite you to join a secure Earlham site that can accept large digital files.) Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions about the position may be addressed to the convener of the Music Department, Forrest Tobey: tobeyfo@earlham.edu.

Glendale Community College: Faculty Diversity Internship Program[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 31 March 2021
  • The Faculty Diversity Internship Program trains and prepares interns, interested in teaching at a community college, for future faculty employment opportunities. The intent of the program is to increase the pool of potential candidates that reflect the diversity of our student population in the local community, greater Los Angeles area, and internationally. The Faculty Intern will participate in professional development workshops on various instructional related topics and classroom training with a mentor in a specific discipline. ALL Program activities for 2021 will be virtual.
  • Applications will be accepted for all disciplines including, but not limited to, the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Computer Science, Economics, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), Marketing, Math, Music, Social Sciences, Sociology, Language Arts and Speech/Communications. The program is not available for counseling interns.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • The eligibility requirements are:
  • No community college teaching experience. Applicants with teaching experience in the following areas are eligible to apply: Teacher's Assistant or K-12 teaching experience
  • Must be in good academic standing at an accredited college or university
  • General Education Disciplines: Within one year of completing a master's or doctoral degree program at an accredited institution
  • How To Apply: The following documents must to be attached to the online application:
  • Professional Resume
  • Letter of Interest (2 page limit)
  • Unofficial copy's of all transcripts be considered.
  • The District does not sponsor Visas.
  • Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Lander University: Assistant Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 15 March 2021
  • Position Description: The Department of Music at Lander University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music, beginning August 15, 2021. We seek candidates to teach our music history sequence for majors, general education courses with broad appeal (“History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and other courses such as “History of American Musical Theater,” “History of the Blues,” and “Music and Film”), a capstone course in professional practices, and applied lessons and ensembles in percussion, piano, or wind instruments. The candidate will also actively engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service, student advising, and scholarly or creative activities.
  • We seek a dynamic faculty member with a commitment to teaching excellence who can help recruit students to our music programs and offer stimulating general education courses for non-majors. As such, we have left the specific area of performance open.
  • Required: Earned doctorate in percussion, piano, or wind instrument with music history training and expertise. Special consideration will be given to candidates with training and experience in music education and/or music technology.
  • Application Materials: Review of applications begins March 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit the following to Karen Hammond at khammond@lander.edu with the subject “Assistant Professor of Music”:
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for at least 3 references
  • 4/6 Invitation for Online Interview
  • 4/23 Campus Interview

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

  • Deadline: 05 April 2021
  • Music. Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, to start September, 2021.
  • Ph.D., DMA or other terminal degree required. Preferred specializations: Popular music and jazz studies, music theory. Ability to contribute to both academic and performance aspects of broad-based, liberal arts Music and Interdisciplinary Arts majors. Teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3) including a rotation of traditional and pop music theory, music history and culture courses, Rock Lab, a co-taught Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts course, and upper-level electives. Expertise in music production and music technology is a plus. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester program for first-year students.
  • Send letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, representative scholarly work, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 5, 2021. Inquiries to Prof. Joan Epstein at epsteijo@eckerd.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 4/21: Rejection email received

Illinois College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 19 April 2021
  • Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music, beginning fall 2021. Doctorate preferred, Master’s degree considered with equivalent professional experience.
  • Responsibilities include directing choral ensembles, teaching courses in music theory and music history, and offering general education courses in areas such as Western Art Music, World Music, and Popular Music.  Additionally, the successful candidate will offer private lessons in voice and piano.
  • Additional responsibilities include working closely with colleagues in music and in other disciplines, supervising student workers, and maintaining instruments. The successful candidate will assume an active role in the recruitment of students and in advising current students. The candidate must have demonstrated success in teaching across the music curriculum and directing choral ensembles. A proven commitment to and record of successful teaching and an understanding of the liberal arts education is essential.
  • Applicants should upload the following attachments in PDF format to their application submission​:
  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body.
  • Contact information for three references and/ or three letters of reference.
  • Review of applications begins April 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Start Date: August 1, 2021
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • 4/19: when I click on the link, I am taken to a page that says "This opportunity is for current employees only." However, there was nothing about this in the post that I could see—does anyone know the situation?

Interlochen Center for the Arts: Instructor of Humanities[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 22 March 2021
  • A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.
  • The Humanities Instructor will teach a course load of five sections, either in History or Literature and Composition. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to teach courses in African American Studies, Asian Studies, or English as a Language. Additional consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated skill and interest in teaching students at all levels, grades 9-12.
  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Creates course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, presentations, and other course materials required to deliver course information in an understandable and interesting manner to ensure students are engaged with the course material in order to achieve the course learning outcomes. Teaches a full load of classes in a variety of humanities subjects. Develops and maintains a course page through Canvas learning management software. Maintains up-to-date attendance and gradebook records. Completes timely and thorough interim and grade reports. Writes letters of recommendation for college admissions. Serves as a mentor for an advisory group. Collaborates and builds relationships with fellow faculty members. Provides office hours 4 days a week for students (minimum of 30 minutes per session) and holds scheduled evening tutorials when needed. Attends department, division, faculty, community and other meetings as necessary. Participates in mission oriented events like all-school events and student performances.
  • Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, Social Sciences, English as a Language, History, Political Science, Literature, Composition or related field required. Master’s degree a plus. Recent high school teaching experience preferred. Experience teaching all levels of high school (or desire to do so) preferred. Ability to demonstrate effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc) which enhance student interest and engagement. Ability to use technology to introduce new materials. Background or interest in the arts is a valuable asset.
  • Application Materials Required: Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Teaching Philosophy

Kansas Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor of Music[