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Jobs for 2021[edit | edit source]

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2021" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2020-2021 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2021-2022 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2021 and April 2022, and can include such things as 1-term visiting professorships, temporary lecturer opportunities, etc. Listings accidentally placed here but belonging to a preceding or following academic year will be moved appropriately.

In keeping with discussion on previous year's wikis, this listing welcomes postings about jobs from institutions around the world (however, we only post international jobs which are advertised in English), including but not limited to: full-time tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track faculty, full-time community college faculty, and part-time/adjunct faculty appointments. (We do not currently post listings for part-time adjunct pools, only for specific part-time/adjunct positions.)

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

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

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.
  • 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 indicating "Position in Musicology” in the subject line. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled.

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

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

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

  • Deadline: 18 October 2020
  • Davidson College invites applications for a regular appointment in Music, with an initial two-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2021. This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment with benefits.
  • We seek a specialist in African diasporic musics who has the ability to teach courses such as but not limited to, jazz history & theory, hip hop theory and practice, musical ethnography, improvisation, and transcription. The ability to direct student performances related to their area of expertise is highly desirable.
  • Qualifications: A completed doctorate in ethnomusicology, musicology, or a related field is expected, although ABDs will be considered; previous teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Application: The deadline for applications is October 18, 2020. Because of the pandemic situation, virtual interviews will replace in-person campus visits, and we anticipate scheduling interviews with finalists for the third week of November; these interviews will request presentations that demonstrate the finalists’ teaching and research abilities.
  • Send a cover letter, a statement on teaching philosophy, a statement about how their work would contribute to Davidson College’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a C.V., a writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, article, etc.), and contact information for 3 references to The system will automate an email to your references to upload a confidential letter of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Neil Lerner, Chair, Department of Music,
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21
  • Skype interview 10/30
  • 11/6 Campus (virtual interview) Scheduled

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
  • 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!

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

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

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

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

Lewis University: Assistant Professor, Music[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.

University of North Texas: Assistant/Associate Professor of Jazz[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 Texas - Rio Grande Valley: Assistant Professor of Musicology[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:
  • 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...

University of Washington: Assistant Professor in Music History[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  and inquiries can be sent to
  • 1/7 Just for the record: the position appears tailored to an inside candidate (current lecturer), who is also a spousal hire. Good luck!

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

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 17 December 2020
  • STARTING DATE:Fall 2021
  • 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:
  • For specific questions contact Brian Pfaltzgraff, Chair of Search Committee at
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

Western Kentucky University: Assistant Professor of Music/Musicology[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

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,, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
  • 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 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 (  
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ( 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:
  • 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

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

West Virginia University: Teaching Assistant Professor of Musicology[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 (sic - N.B. correct link is
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 17, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is 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- 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-
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.

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 Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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

Faculty positions outside North America[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

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

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

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)
  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (
  • 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
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:
  • 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

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

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

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

University of 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 Cambridge: University Lecturer in Music in Contemporary Societies[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 ( If you have queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (
  • 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.

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in Music and 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 ( If you have queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (
  • 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)

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

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

University of Cambridge, 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:
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Durham: Assistant Professor in Music Analysis[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,
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.

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

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

University of 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: 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
  • 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 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).
  • 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.
  • 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, please contact Bart Demuyt, general director of the Alamire Foundation (promotor at KU Leuven; mail:, and/or Ann Kelders, scientific collaborator (work leader) and assistant curator of manuscripts (promotor at KBR; mail:

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

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

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

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

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: University Professor for Ethnomusicology[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 20 January 2021
  • Starts March 2022
  • 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
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • Familiarity with current music and cultural studies research discourses
  • Competencies in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation
  • Experience in the conception, acquisition and implementation of research projects and in research organization
  • Experience in academic self-administration
  • Relevant experience in the supervision of scientific theses at all curricular levels
  • Solid competence in scientific English (lectures, teaching, publications)
  • Specific Requirements
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies and a scientific doctorate in musicology or music theory
  • Excellent scientific qualification for the subject to be filled, proven by habilitation or correspondingly broad international lecture and publication activities
  • Proof of a methodically reflected analytical examination of a broad historical spectrum of music
  • Extensive academic teaching experience
  • Gross salary, according to the collective agreement, amounts to € 5,245.60 per month (14 salaries per year). A possible higher salary, depending on qualifications and previous experience, is subject to appointment negotiations.
  • Applications must be submitted in electronic form via the mdw application portal All application material should be sent in PDF format.
  • Full ad on institutional site (German only):

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

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

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

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

University of 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 Queensland: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music[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
  • For application queries, please contact 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.

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
  • 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 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),

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 ( Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications in paper form or by e-mail.
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Bernd Clausen, 0271/ 740 - 2563,

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

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

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

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

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 ( and send it as a Word document by e-mail to the Dean's Office at
  • Further information can be found on the homepage of the faculty: 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 For further information on the Institute of Music Research at the University of Würzburg, visit:
  • 1/4 Note: this is an unofficial translation from the German into English. For the original, official position announcement, see:
  • 1/4 Note: subject expertise in musical style/historical era/music-culture is open.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

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

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

  • Deadline: 06 October 2020
  • Starts Spring 2021
  • Definition: To provide classroom instruction to college students through lecture, demonstration, and laboratory exercises, handouts, responding to questions and testing. Course load may include but is not limited to Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Skills and Applied Lessons as needed for the AFA in music.
  • Minimum Required Education/Training: A Master’s degree in Music or a Master’s degree and at least 18 graduate semester hours in Music from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: Prior experience in teaching at post-secondary level is preferred
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Position to start Spring 2021
  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If highest level of education is High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.
  • Candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Open Date: 09/21/2020
  • Application Deadline: 10/06/2020
  • Rejection email (11/25)

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.
  • 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

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

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
  • 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

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 (

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.

California State University Monterey Bay: Assistant Professor of Music[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 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

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 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
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

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:
  • 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: (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:

Northeastern University: Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • Job no: 504172
  • The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications for several tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the humanities and humanistic study of race and social justice with an expected start date of Fall 2021.
  • Responsibilities: Successful candidates will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership. We are seeking scholars who work in the areas of African American history, contemporary African American cultural, textual, and artistic production, and/or performance. The college has a strong commitment to the public and digital humanities. We have a particular interest in scholars whose work focuses on race in the United States. Faculty appointments will be made jointly between the Africana Studies Program—which has strengths in three key areas: gender, cultural studies & social justice; global medicine & health equity; and literature, media & technology—and with one or more of the member departments of the college, including the Departments of English, History, Sociology & Anthropology, or Philosophy and Religion. Cross-college appointments are possible with the College of Arts, Media, & Design (CAMD). Successful applicants may affiliate with one of our research centers dedicated to work at the nexus of race and social justice, including the Boston Area Research Initiative and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks or the Institute on Race and Justice.
  • The position will support the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the college’s mission of innovation in experiential and applied learning. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, History, Africana Studies, or a related field is required by the appointment start date.
  • Additional Information: Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity, inclusion & equity statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Nicole Aljoe, Search Committee Chair,
  • To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.
  • Posted on SEM Career Center 18 December 2020

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

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

SUNY Oneonta: Lecturer - Music Industry / General Music[edit | edit source]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 14 December 2020
  • The Department of Music at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a full-time Lecturer - Music Industry / General Music beginning Fall 2021. This is a non-tenure track position. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.
  • Duties include but not limited to: teaching undergraduate courses in the music industry and music programs, including music business courses determined by applicant's area(s) of expertise and general music courses for majors and non-majors, and other courses to meet department needs. Other duties may include involvement with the curriculum and department service.
  • Required qualifications: Master's degree; two or more years of successful experience teaching at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level; two or more years of professional experience in the music industry.
  • Preferred: Two or more years of successful teaching survey of music industry courses, contemporary issues in the music and entertainment industry, marketing, merchandising, licensing, and/or copyright; two or more years of successful teaching of music appreciation; two or more years of successful teaching non-western or contemporary music; one or more years of online teaching experience; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.
  • Application Instructions: To apply online go to:  Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2020-21

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

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

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

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

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

Athens Technical College (Athens, GA): Adjunct Instructor - Music (Deadline: 07 December 2020)

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

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

Chamberlain University (Online): Part-time Online Faculty, Humanities (No deadline listed, posted 25 October 2020)

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

Dean College (Franklin, MA): Adjunct Faculty - The Roots of Popular Music - Spring 2021 (Open until filled, posted 24 November 2020

Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA): Music Adjunct Instructor: The History and Culture of Hip Hop (Spring 2021) (Deadline: 12 December 2020)

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

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

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

Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA): Adjunct Professor for the School of Music Online, All Disciplines (No deadline listed, posted 16 November 2020)

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

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

[h College (Regina, SK): Sessional Opportunities - Fall 2021 Semester] (Deadline: 07 February 2021)

  • "Music History 202: Music History Survey Pre-Classical to Contemporary; Music History 417AC: Song: Histories, Traditions, Practices"

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

Mid Michigan College (Big Rapids, MI): Adjunct Music Faculty - MOISD, Big Rapids, MI (Deadline: 30 November 2020)

  • "This position involves teaching MUS 275 (Music Appreciation) at the Mecosta-Osceola ISD in Big Rapids, MI."

Misericordia University (Dallas, PA): Adjunct: The Department of Fine Arts (Deadline: None listed, psoted 14 January 2021)

  • "Anticipated openings beginning Fall 2021 include the following areas: ... Core Courses in Fine Arts [in person, hybrid, and/or online instruction].  Qualified candidates should have a minimum of a master’s degree in one of the three fields of study offered in the department: visual arts, film, and music. ABD/PhD preferred.  Prior experience teaching at the undergraduate level required. Representative courses include: Music and Gender; Music and Popular Culture; Global Contemporary Art; Art Historical Methods; Introduction to Film Studies; and others."

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

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

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

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

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

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

River Valley Community College (Claremont, NH): Adjunct Faculty - Music Appreciation (Spring 2021) (No deadline listed, posted 03 December 2020)

  • "River Valley Community College seeks a qualified Adjunct Faculty to teach Music Appreciation online during our spring 2021 term. This course is fully online, utilizing Learning Management system, Canvas."

Rutgers University-Newark (Newark, NJ): Part-Time Instructor, HLLC, Spring 2021 (Music in the United States: The African American Influence) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 04 December 2020)

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

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 622.1 Western Musical Styles (Spring 2021) (No deadline listed, posted 11 November 2020)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty - Introduction to World Music (Spring 2021) (Deadline: 25 November 2020)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty - Religion and Popular Music (Spring 2021) (Deadline: 25 November 2020)

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

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

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Part-Time Lecturer in Music of Java (Deadline: 31 December 2020)

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

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Part-Time Lecturer Instruction in Musical Cultures (Deadline: 01 March 2021)

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Part-Time Lecturer in Music of Latin America (Deadline: 01 March 2021)

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Ethnomusicology 2020-21 Part-Time Lecturer Instruction in Women in Jazz (Deadline: 01 March 2021)

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA): Part-time Lecturer in Music, Winter Quarter 2021 (Deadline: 06 December 2020)

  • "The successful candidate should have experience teaching US popular music history for non-music major undergraduates.  MUS 008 Course description:  Explores the so-called popular musics and music cultures of the United States and the social history of these cultures to provide students with a sonic understanding of these extremely fractured, ever reconstituted "United States.""

University of Houston Downtown (Houston, TX): Adjunct, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 04 November 2020)

  • "Experience teaching African American Music, History of Hispanic Music, and Music in American Christianity is especially valuable."

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERAL DISCUSSION[edit | edit source]

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

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

Other Positions of Interest[edit | edit source]

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

Acronym guide[edit | edit source]

CMS: College Music Society

CHE: Chronicle of Higher Education

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

IHE: Inside Higher Ed

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

AMS-L: American Musicological Society listserv

SAM-L: Society for American Music email list

SEM-L: Society of Ethnomusicology listserv

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

TT: Tenure Track

VAP: Visiting Assistant Professor

ABD: All-But-Dissertation

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

I am a musicologist: 15

I am an ethnomusicologist: 5

I am a little of both: 2

I am exhausted by this distinction: 1

I am a theorist:

I am currently in a TT position: 3

I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 1

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

I am currently adjuncting and on the market: 1

I am a recent PhD and on the market: 6

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

I was denied tenure and am back on the market:

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

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

I am working outside of the academy: 4

I am ABD and on the market: 8

I am ABD and no longer on the market:

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

I am a member of a search committee:

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