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Schools with Accepted Offers[]

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Hiring Institution Type of Position Name PhD Date, Institution Degree (if known) Current Position (if different) (Sub)discipline
University of Bristol Full-time NTT Genevieve Arkle 2021, University of Surrey PhD, Music University of Surrey Associate Lecturer Musicology


Schools with Failed/Canceled/Postponed Searches[]

  • 8/13 Brigham Young University: Assistant Professor, Musicology
  • 9/8 University of San Diego, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

Jobs for 2022[]

Note: in keeping with prior practice, "Jobs for 2022" shall be interpreted as covering jobs that fall into the 2021-2022 application cycle for jobs starting during the North American / UK 2022-2023 Academic Year. Although exact start times will vary, this will generally include any positions starting between January 2022 and April 2023, 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[]

Baylor University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Music Academic Studies, Church Music[]

  • Deadline: 29 October 2021
  • Responsibilities:
  • Conduct widely recognized research and/or creative activity marked by quality, impact, and visibility in the study of music in/of Christian communities
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in church music
  • Maintain active participation in a local church music ministry
  • Build and maintain relationships with church leaders
  • Supervise dissertations and theses
  • Other duties as assigned, according to qualifications and departmental needs
  • Qualifications
  • Research Doctorate (in hand at start date)
  • Established record of or strong potential for widely recognized scholarly research and publication and/or creative activity required
  • Previous practical involvement in music ministries of the church required
  • Record of college teaching preferred
  • Application Instructions: Screening of applicants will begin October 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically a signed letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation may be requested and who may be contacted, via Interfolio. Additional materials may be requested.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Randall Bradley (, Chair of the Church Music Search Committee.
  • NOTE: While Baylor is a historically Baptist institution, applicants of other denominations are welcomed and encouraged.

Brandeis University: Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at Brandeis University seeks a dynamic scholar-teacher to augment our current program strengths. The position is on the tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor and the area of specialization is open; however, we particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that reach beyond the traditional Western canon.
  • Ethnomusicologists, specialists in folk and popular musics, and music historians with global and/or interdisciplinary perspectives, including those specializing in African American Music, Music of the Black Diaspora, Music of Latin America, or Indigenous Musics of the Americas are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application will consist of your letter of intent and curriculum vitae submitted to Your letter of intent and your curriculum vitae should evidence your commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including information about your understanding of these issues. Separate teaching and diversity statements, and writing samples will be requested at a later stage: please do not send additional materials at this time.
  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Please contact Karen Desmond ( for informal inquiries.
  • 9/15 Kudos to Brandeis for only requesting CV and cover letter for the first round! x1000

Brigham Young University: Assistant Professor, Musicology SEARCH CANCELED[]

  • Deadline: 06 August 2021
  • Required Degree: Ph.D. in Musicology or related degree with a dissertation in the area of early music (Medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque). Foreign equivalent degree accepted. Demonstrable ability to teach effectively and to engage and connect with students. Demonstrable ability to do research in the discipline of musicology. Participation in professional associations. This position requires a willingness and affirmative commitment to abide by BYU’s dress and honor code, which is based on the standards of the university’s sponsoring church. All positions are subject to the Board of Trustees’ approval.
  • Duties/Expectations: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology from the Medieval period through the eighteenth century. Courses include but are not limited to: Music Literature from the Middle Ages through 1750, graduate seminars in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. Be actively engaged in research and publication in the area of Musicology. Present original research at national and international conferences. Fulfill service and administrative opportunities within the department, college, and university. Be actively engaged in professional associations outside the university. Mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in coursework and research.
  • To Apply: Applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and an academic writing sample.
  • 13 August 2021 - Received email from the Director of the School of Music saying, "Unfortunately, we are unable to continue with this search." Strange for one week after application deadline...

Butler University: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 15 September 2021
  • The Butler University School of Music, in the Jordan College of the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for Assistant Professor of Musicology, tenure-track.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Music History courses that emphasize the periods after 1800, global musics, and existing Music History or Ethnomusicology courses that satisfy the Social Justice and Diversity requirement of the Butler University Core Curriculum. Academic advising, student mentoring, attendance at faculty meetings (area, department, college, and university), committee participation, and service to the university and community is expected of the successful candidate. Two of Butler’s key strategic goals are “to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,” and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability.” The successful candidate will actively contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population, and demonstrate commitment to teaching diverse repertoires. Continuing excellence in teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in music (ABD is acceptable). Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level
  • APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter; current curriculum vitae; a statement on the candidate’s commitment to and experience in advancing equity, inclusion, and access in their teaching and or professional work; and contact information for four references. The requested information should be submitted in a single PDF document to
  • Zoom interview scheduled for 10/4 X1
    • 10/13 Any words after Zoom interview?
  • 10/15 rejection email from the search committee chair after Zoom interview. They have invited three candidates for campus interview.

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Tenure-track Faculty in Music and Director, Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (Open Rank), Spring 2022[]

  • Deadline: 22 October 2021, but review begins "in September 2021"
  • The Department of  Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for the Director of the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM), which will also include a tenure-track role (e.g. one class per semester). This Tenure-track position is at the rank of Open (12-month) with the appointment starting in Spring 2022.
  • This is an exciting position for the candidate who has experience as a successful faculty member and as an innovative developer of programs. If you enjoy working with students, while also building an outstanding musical enterprise focused on the Negro Spiritual, we enthusiastically welcome your application.
  • As a faculty member in the Department of Music, the successful candidate will be an active member of the department in terms of teaching, research or creative activities, and service, and contribute to a collegial work environment. Evaluation for reappointment, tenure, and promotion (RTP) is through the Department of Music.
  • As Director for the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM) the successful candidate will engage in activities that support the three core objectives of advancing the scholarship, performance, and preservation of Negro spiritual music as well as advancing community engagement and appreciation. He or she will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in his or her role as the Director of CADSMM.
  • The successful candidate will be either an ethnomusicologist, with a research background in Negro spiritual music and/or a choral music specialist, with a specialty in Negro spiritual music. The Center will build on the existing strengths of three programs: the Music Department, the University Archives and the Africana Studies Department, supporting cross-unit collaboration. The Center director will serve as an ex-officio member of the CADSMM Advisory Committee.
  • Responsibilities: As a faculty member in the Department of Music:
  • Teach one class per semester (e.g. Music 302 (African American Music).
  • Direct and conduct the CSUDH Jubilee Choir and other choral ensemble performances.
  • Develop new curriculum, as appropriate, in the areas of African American/Negro Spiritual music.
  • Develop and engage in research, and scholarly and creative activities in Music, choral production, Negro spiritual music, etc., leading to conference presentations and publications.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.
  • As Director of the Center for African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians (CADSMM):
  • Partner with the Gerth Archives & Special Collections to acquire and preserve archival materials related to Negro Spiritual music.
  • Coordinate financial support for critical archival tasks such as preservation, cataloguing (e.g., creation of finding aids), and digitization of materials, through grant and philanthropic activities.
  • Produce choral performances of Negro spiritual music both on and off campus, including by the CSUDH Jubilee Choir and the partner organization, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, as well as festivals.
  • Coordinate commissions and performances of new choral works within the tradition of Negro Spiritual music.
  • Provide coordination and support for visiting artists who will lead master classes and conduct choral concerts.
  • Direct and conduct the CSUDH Jubilee Choir, which includes weekly rehearsals and on and off campus performances.
  • Seek travel grant funding for graduate students and visiting scholars to utilize archival materials located at CSUDH.
  • Support the organization of scholarly meetings on Negro Spiritual music, including presentations, combination lecture/performances, symposia, conferences, and the publication of conference proceedings.
  • Continue development and support for a robust website with resources for scholars, community members, and choral groups, including links to materials in the University Archives.
  • Submit applications and proposals for external grants and contracts, (for example, from private donors, foundations, and government agencies such as Cal Humanities, the NEH, and the NEA).
  • Engage in additional activities that directly or indirectly support the scholarship, performance, and preservation of Negro Spiritual music, including, for example, collecting oral histories, student scholarships, supporting a scholarly journal, newsletters, lectures, podcasts, films and videos, equipment purchases, and community engagement.
  • Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Music, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology by start of appointment. Demonstrated knowledge of African American Music or music of the African diaspora. Demonstrated extensive experience directing and conducting a choir. College or university-level teaching experience. Demonstrated scholarship related to Negro Spiritual music. Demonstrated potential for successful research and publication. Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Demonstrated experience collaborating with individuals and/or groups for effective outcomes. Demonstrated ability to manage projects according to expected outcomes and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to seek and acquire external funding for the Center’s core goals.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience directing a music-related program or center. Ability to manage a budget. Ability to promote and pursue community partnerships for the Center.
  • How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in September, 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 22, 2021.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Research
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Evidence of successful teaching (e.g. syllabi, course handouts, tests, student evaluations, etc.)
  • This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Stephanie Brasley, Search Committee Chair, CSU, Dominguez Hills, University Library - South, 1000 East Victoria Street, (Room 5034), Carson, CA 90747,
  • Continuation of failed/postponed search from last year: Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2020-21

Emory University: Assistant or Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021, but review begins 15 October.
  • The Department of Music at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a colleague who will partner energetically 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 promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. The precise areas of study and research specialization are open, but applications are encouraged from those whose interests complement and expand existing departmental strengths. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester, consisting of introductory courses aimed at the general undergraduate population and advanced topics courses in ethnomusicology directed toward upper-level undergraduates in music, as well as the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate researchers.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in music studies or a related field by the date of the offer letter.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and applications received until November 15th will be given full consideration.  Additionally, review will continue until the position is filled.
  • Required materials: Letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information for three recommenders. Please do not send samples of your work at this time.
  • 9/17 Continuation of failed (?) search from last year?
  • 9/20 Job posting on Chronicle of Higher Ed provides a few more details than the official Interfolio post.
  • 9/27 The rejection letter I got last year said they'd offered the position to someone...

Emory University, Oxford College: Assistant Professor, African American Arts and Culture, Tenure-Track (Music)[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • Oxford College invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Arts and Culture (music)
  • The successful candidate would have an expertise in various African American music and performance traditions including jazz, blues, gospel or hip hop capable of offering a critical perspective on the Western canon combined with courses on global or regional musical streams in ways that benefit a culturally diverse student population. Teaching responsibilities will include a 3-2 teaching load in music history and theory, in addition to administering the Oxford music program, with the possibility of additional course reduction to lead one of our student performance groups. We are looking for an innovative musicologist/ethnomusicologist interested in developing a curriculum catering to Music majors and minors as well as the aesthetic and intellectual formation of liberal arts education in general, and who intends to develop a research program that connects music with relevant interdisciplinary debates in the humanities and, possibly, the sciences.
  • Qualifications: Required – A Doctorate (Ph.D. or DMA) in Music or related disciplines, completed by May 2022.
  • Desirable - Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a track record of excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be committed to integrating their research into their courses and invested in creating a vital artistic and cultural community through academic courses and building programs for students within artistic and musical currents related to African American or African diasporic cultural practices.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, samples of scholarly writing or creative research, evidence of teaching excellence (preferably to include student evaluations of teaching), graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. The cover letter must address the candidate's qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college with first and second-year students. Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Pearl Dowe (

Fresno Pacific University: Faculty in Music[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, review begins November 2021
  • FPU is in search of a musicologist who can teach the core academic courses for the music major and oversee general education courses in music (Main Campus, Degree Completion, & Online). Excellence in choral music has been a tradition at Fresno Pacific University since its inception in 1944 and remains the heart of the music program today. Choral groups perform in churches, festivals, and schools. The music department offers a well-rounded curriculum for students in performance, composition, music education and music & worship ministry.
  • Role
  • Develop and teach 2-year music theory survey on a yearly basis.
  • Develop and teach 2-year music history survey on a bi-yearly basis.
  • Coordinate and teach general education courses in music, both online and in person.
  • Teach courses in additional areas of specialization (music education, music performance, music and worship, composition, conducting, opera, and/or others).
  • Advise music majors and minors as well as mentor general education students.
  • Participate in the music performance program, including grading student juries and overseeing student recitals.
  • Develop interdisciplinary activities and events and help develop the music department’s presence on campus.
  • Coordinate music department events, such as the Pacific Artist Series and the Summer Music Camp.
  • Recruit students into the music program.
  • Nurture relationships with high school and community college students, and churches in the Fresno area and wider Central Valley.
  • Participate in scholarly activities.
  • Participate in departmental and university activities.
  • Participate in service to the community.
  • Qualifications: Required
  • Earned doctorate in Music.
  • Record of scholarly achievement.
  • Experience in college-level teaching with demonstrated excellence in the areas of music history, music theory, and general education.
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and faculty in a collegial environment.
  • Ability to teach and work with persons of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local Fresno-area church.
  • Preferred
  • Candidates with a broad knowledge base and multiple fields of expertise.
  • Experience with academic administrative leadership.
  • Familiarity with or involvement in Anabaptist-Mennonite, Believer’s Church traditions.
  • Bilingual with the ability to speak and teach, preferably in Spanish and English.
  • Application: A faculty application is available at - the link is in the job description on the FPU website.
  • Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:
  • Ron Herms, Ph.D., School of HRSS, Box 2301, Fresno Pacific University, 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno, CA 93702, OR: email
  • Status: 9-month faculty appointment
  • Time commitment: Full-time, with faculty rank; tenure track
  • Start date: July 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed beginning in November 2021, and an appointment made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

Gustavus Adolphus College: Assistant Professor (Ethnomusicology)[]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2021
  • Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Music to begin September 1, 2022.
  • Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. The successful candidate will in their first year receive a reduced assignment of 5 courses.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include new course(s) in ethnomusicology, Music of World Cultures (MUS 102), the music history sequence, and contributions to general education. Other responsibilities, including the creation and design of new courses, will depend upon the candidate’s interests, expertise, and departmental needs.
  • Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • A brief (one page) statement of inclusion and equity commitment
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
  • For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Ethnomusicology (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 30, 2022. Prior experience teaching at the postsecondary level. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising. Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of an emerging pattern of research, scholarship, or creative expression (including research and/or ethnographic fieldwork). Prior teaching experience within a liberal arts setting.

Hamilton College: Assistant Professor of Music[]

  • Deadline: 17 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022. We seek candidates to teach music theory, the history of Western art music, with an emphasis on the period from 1700-1950, and additional areas to further broaden the department’s current offerings. We seek applicants who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter, including music theory, music history, an introductory listening course that encompasses a diverse range of musics and approaches, and electives open to both majors and non-majors. The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.
  • Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. A completed doctorate is required by the start of employment, and the strongest candidates will have evidence of college teaching experience and an established scholarly record.
  • To apply for this position please submit the following to Interfolio at
  • 1) letter of application, including a section that addresses the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment
  • 2) curriculum vitae
  • 3) sample syllabi and other evidence of college teaching experience
  • 4) examples of scholarship
  • 5) three names of potential references.
  • Questions regarding the search may be directed to Lydia Hamessley, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22
  • 10/4 - Worth noting that the desired specialty is a fair description of the work of this year's appointed VAP, so there may be an inside candidate preference at play.

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Music[]

  • Deadline: 29 October 2021
  • The Department of Music seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Musicology. We welcome applications from candidates representing a broad range of areas, including African-American music, Latinx Music, ecomusicology, popular music, sociology and politics of musical cultures, global music history, critical historiography, gender studies, digital media studies.
  • We seek an innovative researcher/teacher with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will include seminars for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as introductory courses for non-concentrators.
  • Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.
  • Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
  • Special Instructions: Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 29, 2021; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • 1. Cover letter
  • 2. Curriculum Vitae
  • 3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
  • 4. Research statement
  • 5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  • 6. Names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.  When your application is submitted to this system, your reference letter writers will receive a prompt asking them to upload a letter as soon as possible. Please make sure they are informed well before you submit. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
  • 7. One publication or unpublished writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, including footnotes.
  • Contact Information: Eva Kim, Harvard University Department of Music, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138,

Haverford College: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 31 October 2021
  • Haverford College welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as the inaugural Norton Family Assistant Professor of Music, with an anticipated starting date of July 2022.
  • Qualifications: The chosen candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology or allied field (by August 2022 at the latest), with a scholarly focus on some aspect of the living musical traditions of the Americas (North, South, Central, Caribbean). The successful candidate will be capable of teaching a wide range of courses on music at all undergraduate levels, including explorations of topics such as identity, cultural property, gender, technology, tradition, and change. We also welcome candidates whose research interests will connect students at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (Haverford’s department serves both campuses-- with musical communities in the Philadelphia region through ethnographic fieldwork and possibly documentation or related modes of musical inquiry. Depending on interest and expertise, the candidate might establish and direct a student performing ensemble connected to their area of scholarship.
  • A broad knowledge of the repertories explored in our current core music history curriculum would be highly desirable, as would the ability to collaborate with colleagues in history/musicology, performance and theory/composition. The successful candidate will value the contribution of all musical disciplines in creating a comprehensive and balanced musical curriculum, and actively seek connections with other departments and interdisciplinary programs within the College and the Bi-College community, including (but not limited to) Africana Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Visual Studies, and Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates should submit an application via Interfolio (, including a current CV, a cover letter, a two-page statement of current research projects, two sample course syllabi (one at the introductory and another at the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level), a statement of your capacities to engage students with different backgrounds, identities, experiences, and interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation by November 1, 2021.
  • Inquiries concerning the position can be directed to
  • Questions about the application process should be addressed to Nicole Ruffin Price, Coordinator for Faculty Hiring and Review, at

Hebrew Union College: Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology[]

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

Indiana University Bloomington: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 1 December 2021
  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in ethnomusicology to begin in Fall of 2022. We seek creative scholars who integrate ethnography and theoretical analysis, and who deepen our dialogue with other disciplines and debates. Topical and theoretical specializations are open, but priority will be given to candidates who complement and strengthen our existing curriculum and faculty resources. In addition to innovative research commensurate with a research institution, we expect the successful candidate to develop a teaching portfolio that includes introductory and higher-level undergraduate courses, methods courses, and core graduate seminars in ethnomusicology and in the candidate’s areas of interest. The teaching load for this position will be 4 courses per year (2 fall/2 spring). We welcome applications from candidates who contribute to the Department’s stated priorities for diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University acknowledges and honors the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee on whose ancestral lands Indiana University is built, and recognizes the responsibility that this carries. The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is committed to promoting respect for human diversity, as described on our website, and supports the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences of Indiana University in building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
  • The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary center for the study of music and culture in global contexts, offering BA, MA and PhD degrees. As one of the oldest and largest ethnomusicology programs in the United States (NRC #1 ranked), the department has a full-time teaching faculty of 16 folklorists and ethnomusicologists and a graduate and undergraduate population of over 100 students. Indiana University Bloomington enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and 8500 graduate students.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Please apply via IU PeopleAdmin with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1, 2021 will be assured full consideration: however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed the PhD in ethnomusicology (or a related field) by the date of appointment, and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
  • Questions about the position or application should be directed to search committee chair Dr. David A. McDonald,

Lehman College, CUNY: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 31 October 2021
  • The Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance (MMTD) at Lehman College, City University of New York is conducting a search for a dynamic faculty member in Music with a specialty in musicology, broadly defined to include: musicology, music history, popular music, ethnomusicology, and related fields. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate as well as graduate music courses and developing an innovative and collaborative curriculum that includes both academic and performance-oriented classes.
  • The tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will begin Fall 2022.
  • Professorial ranks at Lehman teach 6 courses (18 hours) per year. Teaching is reduced for tenure-track professorial faculty over the first five years for scholarly development by 6 courses (18 hours). Lehman College and City University of New York (CUNY) funding is available through competitive grants for research, travel, and professional development. All faculty are also encouraged to seek external funding.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates who will contribute to Lehman’s dynamic, growing Music program within a larger interdisciplinary department with a diverse student body and a commitment to working with communities. Candidates must have a terminal degree (PhD, DMA, EdD) with an emphasis in musicology, broadly defined to include specialties including: musicology, music history, popular music, ethnomusicology, and related fields. Candidates must also have an active record of research and scholarship, a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution, engage actively in professional networks, and maintain a strong commitment to students. Additionally, an ability to teach a broad range of subjects (e.g., performance practice, multimedia technology, and interdisciplinary approaches to the arts) and develop innovative curriculum is preferred.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Visit the employment page at CUNY at For assistance with setting up a user account and applying for a position, visit . Log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
  • Candidates must attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. After an initial review of applications, candidates will be asked to arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to the chair of the search committee, at
  • CLOSING DATE: Please submit completed applications by October 31, 2021 for full consideration. Review of CVs will begin on November 1 and continue until a candidate has been identified.

Loyola Marymount University: Assistant Professor in Music (Ethnomusicology)[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • The Department of Music at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in the area of Ethnomusicology. The department seeks a Performer/Scholar to teach courses in world music cultures and other aspects of ethnomusicology. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the teaching of History of Jazz and the teaching of Social Justice and Civil Rights Music in the United States.
  • Position Qualifications: The terminal degree, Ph.D. or D.M.A., must be in hand at start of appointment. A range of terminal degrees will be considered, but particularly the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. in Musicology, Ph.D. in Music Theory, Ph.D. in Composition, and a D.M.A. in Composition.
  • The ideal candidate will be an innovative program builder who will employ inclusive pedagogies and forge 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. Candidates are required to have evidence of a strong record of university or equivalent teaching excellence in the area of World Music Cultures, Music & Civil Rights, History of Jazz, Sociology of Music, World Music Ensemble, Fundamentals of Music, First Year Seminar in University Core. Application materials should clearly demonstrate the ability to teach the anticipated courses. Candidates must be able to 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 expected to adopt a teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment to service and an established, or promise of, a productive agenda of research and scholarship. We value a diverse array of professional and practical experience in addition to the required academic qualifications.
  • Application Details:Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application portfolio requires:
  • 1) letter of application;
  • 2) a current curriculum vitae;
  • 3) official transcripts;
  • 4) up to two examples of representative scholarship (such as published article/s, key dissertation chapters, competitively selected conference papers, or manuscript submissions);
  • 5) complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) or other evaluations reflecting most recent years of university-level or equivalent teaching;
  • 6) a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • 7) sample syllabi related to this position;
  • 8) names and contact information of three references; and
  • 9) if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion.

The New School, Mannes School of Music: Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Assistant Professor, Race and Musicology[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 August 2021
  • The New School’s College of Performing Arts, including the Mannes School of Music, School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and School of Drama seeks a faculty member to begin as a postdoctoral scholar for two years, followed by appointment to a position as Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
  • The expected start date is July 1, 2022.
  • The New School’s College of Performing Arts seeks a scholar and/or creative practitioner who centers the examination of race in musicology, ethnomusicology, and/or music history. The successful candidate’s research and creative practice will critically examine the construction, impact, and effects of race representations in music and the performing arts, and the implications of a broader inclusion (or lack thereof) of diverse voices in creation, performance, distribution, theory, history, and performing arts organizational structures. Their research program can focus on established, new, and/or emerging styles/genres, be centered on local and/or global issues, and may be interdisciplinary and cross-genre in its nature.
  • The successful candidate will develop new humanities-based research focused on their interests and participate in ongoing research programs and shared expertise with faculty in The College of Performing Arts and its three schools and other colleges within The New School, as well as with other university and external colleagues.
  • This position is part of the new Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence at The New School, started in AY 2021-22 when the first cohort of four Mellon Post Docs was hired. In AY 2022-23 an additional four new Mellon Postdocs will be hired across the University. The goals of the initiative are to integrate a cohort of recent PhDs into the academic community at The New School by providing support, mentorship and participation in the Mellon Transformative Seminar, an interdisciplinary seminar bringing together members of the community representing diverse scholarship across The New School. The appointment begins with a two-year postdoctoral fellowship during which time faculty will develop robust research projects and professional networks, with the option to teach one course in their home department.
  • After the two-year period, faculty will move directly into a tenure-track position (in this case as an Assistant Professor of Musicology). As Assistant Professor, they will teach five courses (or their equivalent) per year in an area of their expertise and will be homed at the College of Performing Arts with the possibility of teaching in other New School colleges.
  • Minimum Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with a potential to build an outstanding record of scholarly research, publications, and contributions to discussions in the area of Race and The Performing Arts, and with an aptitude for scholarly innovation, experimental arts, a keen interest in the crossing of genres and trans-disciplinarity.
  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music History, or a related field by the position start date (July 1, 2022). All applicants must be within four years or less of receiving the Ph.D. A clear potential for a trajectory of excellence in scholarly research and/or creative practice is required. Experience in and demonstrated commitment to teaching at the university level. Excellent research design, organization, communication, and writing skills. Capacity to work well with students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and levels of professional experience. Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online. Email submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will not be returned to applicant. Included with materials should be: Curriculum Vitae; Cover letter; A concise statement of pedagogical approach and teaching philosophy, summarizing past teaching experience; Well-organized selection of artistic work in an easily accessible format (for example: website, Adobe pdf, YouTube or Vimeo); Names and contact information for at least four references; Other supporting material such as a selection of applicant’s writing (writings, interviews, statements, course evaluations) and critical reviews of applicant’s work by others
  • 9/15 -- Submitted an app for this, anyone know what's up with the deadline or best way to find updates?

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music: Assistant Professor of African-American and African Diasporic Musics[]

  • Deadline: 25 October 2021
  • The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of African-American and African Diasporic Musics, beginning with the 2022–23 academic year.
  • This is a joint tenure-track faculty appointment in the Conservatory’s Division of Jazz Studies and the Conservatory’s Division of Musicology. The position also plays an integral role, and works closely with colleagues, in the College of Arts & Science’s Department of Africana Studies. The area of research specialization is open, but we seek an interdisciplinary candidate whose research and teaching focuses on musical aspects of the Black experience in a relevant field of study. Examples include, but are not limited to, Jazz Studies, African-American Studies, African Studies, Cultural Studies, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Sound Studies.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching a two-semester introductory course in African-American music, required for all jazz majors; as such, the candidate should have a foundational understanding of jazz history and its relationship to major traditions in Black American music; Teaching other undergraduate courses in African-American and/or African diasporic musics, and other areas related to the candidate’s research specialty; Maintaining a dynamic scholarly research profile, which may also include creative work, public musicology, and/or community engagement; Participation in Musicology and Jazz departmental meetings and affairs; Active engagement and contribution to institutional service, relationships, and development.
  • Qualifications: PhD or DMA preferred, or equivalent professional experience. Evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity in the candidate’s relevant field of expertise; Experience teaching undergraduate students; Understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging that reflect the mission of Oberlin College.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 25th, 2021, and continue until this position is filled. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University): Assistant Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology)[]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2021
  • The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks an Assistant Professor of Musicology with a specialization in ethnomusicology. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as advising Masters in Musicology and Doctor of Musical Arts students.
  • The initial appointment will be for a period of three years, with the expectation of reappointment and the opportunity for promotion. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment to the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. Peabody does not offer tenure.
  • The Department of Musicology plays an integral role in the education of students across the conservatory. Undergraduates complete a three-semester survey and an upper-level elective. Those interested in additional work in musicology can pursue the Minor in Musicology. Graduate course offerings include a broad range of seminars that reflect the wide-ranging interests of our faculty. In addition to teaching at the conservatory, faculty in the Department of Musicology have the opportunity to teach students at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus through the Peabody at Homewood program.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an effective and versatile teacher, an active scholar, and a community-minded colleague willing to contribute through departmental, conservatory, and university-wide service. The area of specialization within the field of ethnomusicology is open. We encourage applications from candidates whose work engages with scholarship and theory on decolonization, broadly construed, who are eager to teach conservatory students from diverse backgrounds, and whose teaching interests will enrich and complement our current course offerings.
  • The start date is July 1, 2022, and the PhD must be in hand prior to this date.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three current letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Pomona College: Assistant Professor Music History[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Pomona College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in music history, beginning July 1, 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants having a significant musicological research trajectory and/or performance experience with music prior to 1750; secondary areas of fluency with music after 1750 are desirable.
  • We seek a scholar-musician who shares and models the department’s philosophy that scholarship and music-making are equally valued parts of a liberal-arts college music curriculum. We further seek a colleague who can employ current insights from musicology to attract non-majors and stimulate a robust interest in music scholarship among Pomona’s remarkably diverse and inquisitive student body.
  • The four-course annual teaching load will include upper-level seminars in music history as well as introductory courses in music literature. Such courses should reflect an inclusive vision of the field and critically engage with pertinent topics across disciplines in the humanities, arts, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. Teaching as part of the College’s first-year writing seminar (ID-1) is expected; other course offerings may be requested based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The position also includes advising of undergraduate student research and senior projects.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. A completed Ph.D. in music history or historical musicology is expected by July 2022. Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
  • Please upload copies of all materials no later than October 15, 2021: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement regarding your approach to teaching music in a liberal-arts setting, 4) a statement of plans for research, 5) a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, 6) three letters of recommendation, and 7) graduate transcripts.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2021; all applications received by that date will receive full consideration.

University of Chicago: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 08 October 2021, but review begins 01 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Musicology. We seek a scholar to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Minimum teaching load: four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, plus usual advising and committee responsibilities.
  • Qualifications: We seek a scholar and teacher of exceptional potential working at the intersection of music and history.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a rich understanding of one or more scholarly subfields; a potential for publishing novel research; an appreciation of the Department of Music’s long-standing integrated and interdisciplinary approach; the ability to shape curriculum and pedagogy creatively; and the ability to work effectively with both graduate and undergraduate students. All requirements for completion of a PhD in Music must be completed prior to the start of the appointment.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website no later than 11pm central time on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the following link::
  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing work as a scholar and teacher
  • A dissertation or book abstract
  • Names and contact information of three potential recommenders
  • Review of applicants will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications. Questions may be directed to Peter Gillette ( with the subject heading SEARCH—MUSICOLOGY.
  • 9/30: Anyone happen to know who is on the search committee for this one?

University of Denver: Assistant Professor, Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 27 September 2021
  • The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Musicology, to start in Fall 2022, specializing in music before 1750 and with a secondary theoretical area of specialization in a (sub)discipline such as opera studies, performance studies, popular music, ludomusicology, ecomusicology, deaf and disability studies, film music, jazz, or sound studies. An interest in leading an early music ensemble or regularly bringing applied music experiences into the classroom is preferred. The individual will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.
  • Essential Functions
  • Teach a course load of two classes per quarter for a total of six classes per year. Courses include the music history sequence for undergraduate music majors from the Middle Ages through the Classical period, upper division/graduate seminars in the applicant's area(s) of expertise, and Common Curriculum courses for the general student.
  • Maintain an active and visible research agenda.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Serve on School of Music and University governance committees as assigned or elected, and/or examination committees for graduate students.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD in Musicology. Applicants with teaching experience who are ABD may be considered. If the PhD is not completed upon appointment, the initial rank/title will be at the Instructor level. Strong background in research and writing in any area of scholarly expertise related to music before 1750. Commitment to teaching excellence. Knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in the classroom.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior college-level teaching experience in Musicology. A developed secondary area of specialization in the field. Ability to lead an ensemble focusing on some style of early music, or regularly bringing applied music experiences into the classroom.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $68,000 - $74,000.
  • Please include the following documents with your application:
  • Cover letter that speaks to the position description and that describes the candidate’s scholarly work and college-level teaching experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of potential courses the candidate would want to teach for general students and for graduate students at the master’s level.
  • A one-page statement about experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions [1] in these areas and work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  • Names and contact information for three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application is submitted.

University of Michigan: Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 31 October 2021
  • Duties: Teach musicology courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels with an emphasis on late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century concert music as well as additional courses in the musicology program; pursue a significant program of scholarly research and musicological publication, and interdisciplinary research according to the candidate's expertise, which may include international concert repertoires; advise musicology students and mentor dissertations; participate in service for other departmental needs as required. The appointee will be expected to: maintain a national and international profile as a scholar of music; demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent, innovative teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels; expand the areas of interest represented in our department; contribute to DEI and other initiatives at the department, school, and university levels; and have the potential to work well with the variety of students in our diverse undergraduate and graduate programs within a large School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. The appointee will also be expected to serve on departmental, faculty, and University committees, and participate in faculty governance as appropriate.
  • Required: Ph.D. in musicology in hand; evidence of scholarly promise; demonstrated experience as an innovative classroom teacher; demonstrated ability to empower, advocate for, and value a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as shown through pedagogy, mentoring, and related activities.
  • Preferred: Specialization in any aspects of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European concert music.  Applicants engaged in developing musicological approaches to identity, gender, sexuality, race, and disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio.  Please apply at Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance situates diversity as a core value and is dedicated to promoting access, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. In your application, please include a statement that describes how your research, creative activities, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future will advance the School's commitments.  Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account. Samples of scholarly work and publications may be requested at a subsequent stage of this search.
  • 9/27 This ad asks for 5 references (no letters mentioned), but the Interfolio ad asks for 3 letters submitted by the deadline. Which is it?
  • 9/30 Both postings also request "evidence of professional and teaching activity," but don't specify what form that should take. Does anyone know who's chairing the committee? These seem like reasonable questions to ask if only there were contact details available!
  • 10/12 Confirmation from H.R. that application requires three letters of recommendation; no response vis. what professional/teaching activity may entail.
  • 10/15 The job ad now says the deadline is Oct. 31

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • The Assistant Professor of Musicology will teach general education classes with a music focus, undergraduate music history classes, graduate period and genre courses, research & bibliography, and graduate seminars in areas of specialized interest; advise master’s theses (in musicology) and DMA documents; build and sustain a national profile of musicological research and publication that reflects the career of a consistently productive scholar; serve on appropriate student and faculty committees and maintain active participation in other Conservatory activities; contribute to all facets of the Division of Music Studies and the UMKC Conservatory, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university, such as the support and mentorship of a diverse student body; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level, with preference given to candidates with a specialty in Western European or American music since 1750 (research areas should complement the existing faculty); demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching courses in musicology in a university setting; demonstrated ability working with and supporting students of diverse identities and experiences, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds; Ph.D. in Musicology or Music History (ABD considered, as long as degree is completed by time of appointment).
  • This is a tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible, nine-month academic appointment. The appointment starts Fall of 2022.
  • Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and scholarly credentials), and example of scholarly writing (i.e. a dissertation chapter, an article in preparation, or a published article).

University of Notre Dame: Assistant Professor of Musicology, Program of Liberal Studies[]

  • Deadline: September 24, 2021
  • The University of Notre Dame's Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in musicology beginning August 2022. The area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates with teaching or research interests in aesthetics. Scholars with a broad liberal arts education and/or interdisciplinary experience are especially encouraged to apply.
  • PLS is a multidisciplinary, liberal arts department with 150 undergraduate majors. Founded in 1950, it has its own tenure-line faculty drawn from various disciplines and committed to an integrated program of studies grounded in reading core texts from a broadly Western tradition with an additional emphasis on the Catholic intellectual heritage. Undergraduate teaching responsibility will be a 2-2 course load, including the Program’s Great Books seminars and its required course on “Music and Meaning,” which provides an introduction to musical hermeneutics and examines music's place in the history of aesthetics. The candidate might also contribute to other disciplinary-based courses in the department as appropriate and may have opportunities to teach in the Department of Music and graduate program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame. Before applying, prospective candidates are strongly advised to explore the department’s website to learn about the Program.
  • Ph.D. required. Strong publication program, evidence of superior teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education expected. Salary and research support are more than competitive.
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample (e.g., an article or book/dissertation chapter). PLS is dedicated to building an inclusive community and curriculum with a diversity of voices. Candidates are encouraged to reflect in their cover letters on how they might contribute to those goals within the context of the Program and the broader mission of the University. Deadline: September 24, 2021.         

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

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

University of Pennsylvania: Assistant Professor in Music[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor in musicology, specializing in African American music, to begin 1 July 2022. We encourage applications from scholars with strong interdisciplinary orientations and with a demonstrated ability to engage other sub-disciplines. We seek candidates with proven successful classroom experience; teaching responsibilities will include core and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by 1 July 2022. Submit applications online at:
  • Applications should include a letter of intent, CV and contact information for 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy that also describes the candidate’s experience working with and teaching a diverse range of students. Review of applications will begin 15 October 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music: Assistant Professor of Musicology[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 30 July 2021
  • Job ID: 230561
  • Location: Eastman School Music
  • Department: ESM Musicology
  • Job Family: Faculty
  • Posted Date: 07/30/2021
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Strong Candidate Identified
  • No job description available
  • How To Apply: All applicants must apply online
  • 8/3 Posting here for transparency. I guess it's good they aren't wasting everyone's time on a fake search? -5120j
  • 8/3 - I believe this is just to cover for some leaves for Fall 2021 and it has to legally be posted as an open position.
  • 8/4 Wouldn't it make more sense for it to say "temporary" rather than "regular faculty" in that case?
  • 8/5 I'm a student in the department and we haven't heard anything about a "regular faculty" hire. There are 2 faculty on leave this term and even with some TT faculty teaching an overloaded term, there are some courses that need covering (and no grad students to teach them either). Not sure what's up with the label, but we haven't heard anything about any upcoming long term hires.
  • 9/15 Posting has been removed

University of San Diego: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology SEARCH POSTPONED[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in teaching, research, and publications. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper‑level undergraduate courses. Candidates with interdisciplinary specializations intersecting with themes of Borders, Technology and the Human Experience, or Environmental Justice will be preferred (see cluster announcement). The selected candidate will be a contributing member to one of these clusters and will be expected to expand our current interdisciplinary offerings engaging community, social justice, racism, and/or decolonization. Candidates who can lead a performance ensemble will be prioritized. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who advance the perspectives of historically underrepresented groups in the study of Music. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.
  • Applicants should hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2022. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.
  • Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload the following to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement and a sample syllabus
  • Research statement and a sample of scholarly work
  • Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritied populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research
  • Contact information for three references
  • Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christopher Adler ( or to
  • 7/27 - Too many documents required for the first round of consideration. For at least half the applicants (or more), the time spent on this application will be time wasted. (x2)
    • 8/18 - I am convinced this is a tactic to reduce the number of applicants.
  • 8/8 - Fairly certain there is an inside candidate here, too. Nothing is a guarantee but be aware.
  • 9/8 - Received email on listserv from Search Committee Chair: "I regret to announce that the previously posted search for a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the University of San Diego has been postponed. We are hopeful that we will have the ability to re-open this search in 2022-23."

University of Virginia: Assistant Professor in Music - Black Sound Art and/or Black Sound Studies[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • The Department of Music at the University of Virginia seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a focus on Black sound studies, music, and / or sound art. We seek a colleague who engages with the African Diaspora, Afro-futurism, Black feminism, Black sacred practice, or other musical and sonic engagements with Black experience. We are interested in both practitioners and scholars, with a preference for those whose work blends the two. Candidates should have a terminal degree such as a PhD, DMA or MFA, in Music, Sound Studies, Sound Art, or related field.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students in and outside the major, teaching and advising PhD students in the Composition and Computer Technologies program and / or Critical and Comparative Studies program. Responsibilities also include contributing to an inclusive and equitable community in the department and university.
  • Applicants must hold a relevant terminal degree (PhD, DMA, or MFA) at the time of appointment.  
  • TO APPLY: Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.
  • Visit and search on posting number R0028516, complete a candidate profile, and attach the materials noted below. The review of applications will begin on Novemer 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.  Candidates must have the PhD or DMA before starting the position.
  • A cover letter of interest that describes your research and / or creative practice, teaching, as well as a statement describing how your courses, research and / or service have helped, or will help, advance issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within academic institutions, in the field of music and sound studies, or in broader community engagements.
  • A CV
  • An example of creative work / writing sample (25-50 pages) with a one-page context to the work included. For electronic submissions of creative work, please include a link to your work. If you prefer to submit a physical copy, please mail it to the Department of Music, attention: Kim Turner, 112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville VA 22904
  • Names and titles of 3 referees
  • Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.
  • 9/17 Continuation of paused search from last year.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor, African Cultural Studies (Ethnomusicology/Sound Studies)[]

  • Deadline: 01 December 2021
  • African Cultural Studies (ACS) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in ethnomusicology or sound studies. We are especially interested in scholars with research interests in South Africa, but all areas of the continent will be considered. Ability to conduct research in an African language is required; background in queer studies would be a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Principal Duties: The successful candidate will offer courses in cultural expression, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory courses in African expressive cultures, conduct scholarly research, and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include undergraduate and graduate courses, at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in the candidate's field of specialization. Teaching will also involve mentoring of MA and PhD student research and directing dissertations.
  • Degree and Area of Specialization: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or closely related discipline is required. Research interest in South Africa is preferred.
  • Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates will find the position announcement at (PVL 241482), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references, and a diversity statement of 1-2 pages. Reference letters and writing samples will be requested only of short-listed candidates. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:59pm on December 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants with questions may contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Luís Madureira, or the ACS Department Chair, Professor Vlad Dima.

Vassar College: Assistant Professor in Musicology, Tenure Track[]

  • Deadline: 1 November 2021
  • The Department of Music at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Musicology beginning in fall 2022.
  • This position is part of a multidisciplinary cluster hire with curricular focus on race, racism, and racial justice that aims to stimulate collaboration among departments and programs across the college. We seek an experienced teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to the liberal arts and to undergraduate teaching, with broad musicological expertise in music of the African diaspora writ large. Specializations in jazz, music of Black women, other areas of Black music in cultures of the Americas, or related fields would significantly complement our curriculum. We desire a colleague who will contribute to our core courses within the department, such as Fundamentals of Music or the music history survey, as needed. A scholar who could also contribute to our strong performance or composition programs would be welcome.
  • Qualifications:  A completed PhD in musicology or similar field at the time of hire, evidence of ongoing and significant research activity, and experience in college-level teaching.
  • Please apply online at Include cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements (, and three letters of recommendation. 
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021; there is no guarantee that applications submitted after this date will be considered. 
  • Please direct any inquiries about the position to Christine Howlett, Chair of Music (
  • 10/12 Application portal asks for contact details for references but has nowhere to upload letters; confirmation from Christine Howlett that the system will automatically contact references listed in that section to request letters. (I presume when you submit the application!)

West Chester University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 15 December 2021
  • The Wells School of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Ethnomusicology at the starting rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin in August 2022.
  • The Wells School of Music is seeking a gifted educator and scholar to teach courses in global music traditions within our general education, music major and graduate programs and to enhance our current curriculum by drawing on the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching courses in Ethnomusicology and history of Western music
  • Candidates may have additional teaching assignments in music theory, musicianship, or other related music topics. The teaching load is 12 student contact hours per week per semester.
  • Maintaining active research in Ethnomusicology
  • Advising thesis projects
  • Contributing to the university community and department by serving on committees, helping to recruit potential students, and performing other services as needed
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned a doctorate in Ethnomusicology by the date of appointment
  • A record of successful teaching in Ethnomusicology
  • A record of publication and active research agenda in Ethnomusicology
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach musicianship skills, using Western and/or non-Western methods
  • Expertise in directing a world music ensemble and/or teaching lessons in instrumental or vocal technique of non-Western traditions
  • Demonstrate potential for innovative curriculum development
  • Special Instructions: Apply by the online application at .
  • Electronic application allows for cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement and a list of courses previously taught or within candidate's ability to teach. (all required). Three letters of recommendation must also be uploaded by references to the website above. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we have requested a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our Department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some issues you might address in a statement of [[2]] words include the following: (1) Describe a time when you worked to incorporate diversity issues or diverse communities into your teaching, research, and/or scholarship. (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ+, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed? (3) If you were hired, how would you use this position to increase or enhance diversity and inclusion/belonging at West Chester University?
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Wilfrid Laurier University: Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Music (Black Faculty Cohort Hire)[]

  • Deadline: 29 October 2021
  • Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to announce the commencement of its Inclusive Excellence initiative to hire at least six Black full-time tenured and tenure-track scholars. We are truly passionate about this initiative, and our efforts to intentionally build a thriving community. As a multi-campus, multi-community university, Laurier is known for offering unique programs that make each campus its own, while retaining the essence of Laurier's strong community culture that binds us together. We are excited to engage with scholars and further enhance the university's diverse ways of engaging community, teaching, research and scholarship. The available positions align with the inclusive community and Indigeneity themes in the  and as part of the university’s broader efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals and enhance academic excellence and student experience.
  • Successful candidates must belong to one or more of the ethno-cultural groups across the African diaspora and have lived experiences of being racialized/Black. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join and benefit from the support of the newly established Black Academic and Staff Caucus. Successful candidates will be part of a growing number of Black faculty across Laurier’s campuses and will be supported in their careers by their home departments, faculties, and central administration. Black scholars joining Laurier through this Inclusive Excellence cohort program will be warmly welcomed by departments and colleagues that are committed to EDI and have in place a supportive onboarding and retention strategy.
  • Positions are open to scholars from all ranks and from the following disciplines:
  • Faculty of Music: The faculty is seeking a music scholar (broadly defined as a performer, composer, conductor and/or academic researcher) whose expertise explores “classical” and/or “non-classical” music traditions. Expertise in any African music or music of the African diaspora (in traditional, classical, jazz or popular styles, broadly interpreted) would be welcomed. Teaching will be based on the candidate’s expertise and could include existing or new coursework. The candidate’s work will help develop and expand the curriculum at the Faculty of Music, diversify repertoire in the school, and support the school’s interest in growth and innovation. Interdisciplinary work or scholarship across the university and in the community is strongly encouraged.
  • Successful candidates will be emerging or respected scholars and teachers in all career stages who hold a PhD (or ABD), including those who are suitable for appointment at the rank of assistant, associate and full professor. Successful candidates’ research should support and enhance at least one area of priority listed above. Laurier prides itself on the student experience and encourages interest from candidates who have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, effective pedagogy and enhancing the student experience. Laurier is particularly interested in scholars who will enhance the academic standing and culture of the university as it continues to evolve rapidly into a more research-intensive, comprehensive university. Evidence of potential for or history of a strong research program is strongly desired.
  • How to Apply: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by including the following in their application. Please note that additional materials may be requested through the review process as required by the home department.
  • a letter of interest including the candidate’s research and teaching interest and where this best aligns with Laurier’s academic programs;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement on teaching philosophy, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a course syllabus, a peer teaching review, or student feedback);
  • sample publication, report or other scholarly output;
  • the names and contact information of three referees; and
  • candidate statement:
    • a statement that includes their lived experience of being racialized/Black.
    • statement can be included in the statement of interest or cover letter.
  • Applications can be addressed to Mike Young, executive search associate and submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on Oct. 29 and will continue to be collected and evaluated until all the Inclusive Excellence cohort positions are filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early interested as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Wilfrid Laurier University: Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Music (Indigenous Faculty Cohort Hire)[]

  • Deadline: 29 October 2021
  • Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to announce the commencement of its Inclusive Excellence initiative to hire at least six Indigenous scholars into new full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty positions. We are truly passionate about this initiative and excited to attract more high-calibre, diverse talent to Laurier. As a multi-campus, multi-community university, Laurier is known for offering unique programs that make each campus its own, while retaining the essence of Laurier's strong community culture that binds us together. As one of a series of policy changes and initiatives to address systemic racism outlined in Laurier’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Indigeneity Action Plan, aimed at addressing systemic racism, the available positions align with the inclusive community and Indigeneity themes in the Laurier Strategy, as well as the university’s broader efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals and enhance academic excellence and student experience.
  • The new Indigenous scholars will have the opportunity to join and benefit from the support of the Indigenous Faculty Council. Successful candidates will be part of a growing number of Indigenous faculty across Laurier’s campuses and will be supported in their careers by their home departments, faculties, and central administration. Indigenous scholars joining Laurier through this Inclusive Excellence cohort program will be warmly welcomed by departments and colleagues that are committed to EDI and have in place a supportive onboarding and retention strategy.
  • Positions are open to scholars from all ranks and from the following disciplines:
  • The Faculty of Music is seeking a musician/teacher (broadly defined as performer, composer, conductor and/or scholar) to join the Community Music program with expertise in Indigenous music that intersects with community health and wellness. This position would be affiliated with Community Music at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with strong ties to Music Therapy at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and potential for curricular connections across other areas of the Faculty of Music, the university and in the community. Teaching will be based on the candidate’s expertise and could include existing or new coursework. The candidate’s work will help develop and expand the curriculum at the Faculty of Music, diversify repertoire in the school, and support the school’s interest in growth and innovation.
  • Successful candidates will be emerging or respected scholars and teachers in all career stages, including those who are suitable for appointment at the rank of lecturer, as well as assistant, associate and full professor. Outstanding candidates without a PhD will be considered if they are a recognized Indigenous knowledge-holder, hold connection to Indigenous communities, employ Indigenous research and teaching methodologies, and have notable scholarly outputs recognized by other Indigenous scholars. Successful candidates’ scholarships should support and enhance at least one area of priority listed above. Within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic pathways in research and teaching can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty positions. Laurier encourages applications from those whose scholarship and teaching may not fit traditional academic conventions. Laurier is particularly interested in welcoming Indigenous Scholars whose contributions to Indigenous thought and philosophy will enhance the academic standing and culture of the university as it continues to evolve rapidly into a more research-intensive, comprehensive, university.
  • How to Apply: Candidates who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) are encouraged to apply by including the following in their application. Please note that additional materials may be requested through the review process as required by the home department.
  • a letter of intent including the candidate’s research and teaching interest and where this best aligns with Laurier’s areas of priority;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement on teaching philosophy, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course syllabus/description, a peer teaching review and student/participant feedback);
  • a sample publication, scholarly output or writing sample; and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.
  • Laurier will be taking steps to confirm candidates' ‘Indigenous identity’ as part of the recruitment and selection process. The process used to confirm identity has been developed in consultation with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
  • Applications can be addressed to Mike Young, executive search associate and submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on Oct. 29 and will continue to be collected and evaluated until all of the Inclusive Excellence cohort positions are filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

Worcester State University: Assistant Professor, Music and Interdisciplinary Arts[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, posted 17 June 2021
  • The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Music/Interdisciplinary Arts with a start date of September 1, 2022. Visual and Performing Arts, a growing department at WSU, offers a unique Interdisciplinary Visual Performing Arts major, offering core courses in art, music, theatre, and dance with an elective-based module allowing students to tailor the major to their own area of interest(s).
  • Job responsibilities include teaching Music History, World Music, Music Appreciation, Interdisciplinary Art Theory, and other courses as needed, including interdisciplinary and special topic courses; involvement in applied music as director of a small instrumental ensemble(s) and/or teaching individual instrumental applied lessons; participating in department meetings, serving on department and university committees, recruitment and advising; mentoring and advising senior thesis capstone projects; and continuing scholarship and/or creative work.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence; promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture of collaboration in and out of the classroom.
  • Requirements: PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology, conferred by September 1, 2022; strong instrumental background in performance of classical repertoire and other contemporary styles/genres; demonstrated effective teaching experience at the college level; and a portfolio of scholarship and/or creative work.
  • Application Instructions: All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio of scholarship or creative work (or link to), and the contact information for three professional references who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Posted: Jun 17, 2021
  • Closes: Open Until Filled
  • Type: Full-time
  • Position ID: 132444

Yale University: Assistant Professor, Music[]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2021
  • The Department of Music at Yale University is looking to hire an Assistant Professor with an initial four-year appointment beginning July 1, 2022. This scholar may specialize in any culture or repertoire beyond the sphere of Western culture and have trained in any relevant discipline including (but not necessarily limited to) ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, music history, music theory, or cultural studies. The teaching expectation is normally four courses per academic year, plus service to the program (including membership on administrative and academic committees) and providing advising and mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will primarily teach courses grounded in their cultural/geographic specialization(s), but candidates who can work beyond that field are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: The appointee must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 2022.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit an application via They should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, writing sample, and arrange to upload three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. We will be unable to give updates about the timetable or progress of the search until it has been completed. For other questions regarding the search, the position, or the department, please email (administrative assistant to the search), (search committee chair), or (department chair).
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

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

Dixie State University: Instructor of the Practice in Humanities[]

  • Deadline: 18 October 2021
  • The Department of History, Humanities and Modern Languages at Dixie State University in St. George, UT invites applications for a full-time professional (non-tenure-track) Instructor faculty position, specifically teaching general education Humanities-related courses in Art History, Literature, Musicology, etc. This position will start Fall Semester or August 2022. More information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at
  • Responsibilities: Teach 30 credits of lower-division lecture courses each academic year, primarily in art history, literature, and musicology. Opportunities for curriculum development are also available. Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings. Hold regular office hours. Work with other faculty in program management. Adhere to university policies. Perform other duties as assigned by department chair and/or dean.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in Art History, Literature, Musicology, or closely related Humanities field required. Preference given to PhD candidates, ABD candidates and/or those with a PhD in a Humanities field. Significant teaching and/or research background in a secondary area of humanities research listed above is preferred. Evidence of potential for successful teaching at the college level. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills. An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administration to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
  • POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) non-tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins early August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $43,500 - $45,500, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.
  • ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2021; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application.

Harvard University: 2022-2023 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica[]

  • Deadline: 24 January 2022
  • The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. PhDs are required.
  • The Starr fellowships for 2022-2023 will be available exclusively to recent Ph.D. recipients working on topics in Jewish Studies and the Arts, including History of Art and Architecture, Visual Studies and Visuality, History of Music and Ethnomusicological studies, History of Theater and Dance, Performance Studies. (These fellowships are intended for scholars working on scholarly projects in these fields, not for artists or performers, or practitioners.)
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have received the Ph.D. degree between May 2019 and May 2022. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. degree in hand at the time of the application must provide a letter from their advisor stating that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by June 1, 2022.
  • Starr Fellows must be in residence during the time of their appointment (unless University policy, due to the pandemic, forbids Harvard-sponsored travel and access to Harvard buildings and resources). Starr Fellows must minimally be in residence during the spring term, but we encourage Fellows to be in residence for the entire year. Starr Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full academic year.
  • All Non-Harvard external candidates (require Harvard Key Light login access) before you can fill out the Starr Fellowship application in CARAT. Please use this link to create a Harvard Key Light account:  Once you verify the Harvard Key Light account, you will be redirected to CARAT to fill out the Starr application.
  • Applicants should fill out the online application and submit a short project proposal, C.V., and two letters of recommendation by the deadline date of Monday, January 24, 2022.
  • Please be advised that any recommendations sent via email must come directly from the recommender. Please email all recommendations to:
  • The fellowship committee will inform applicants of their decisions in the Spring of 2022.
  • Please see the flyer for more details.

Stanford University: Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a term of two years (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s 15 humanities departments or programs. They are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.
  • Program admissions focus on selected fields of humanities scholarship in each application year on a rotating basis. Eligible fields for the 2021 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2022) are:
  • Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • German Studies
  • Iberian and Latin American Cultures
  • Music
  • We invite applicants from any field whose work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in one of the eligible Stanford departments. Candidates should specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field for which they would like to be considered.
  • Candidates for this competition must have received their PhD between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2022. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2022. Stanford PhDs and employees are not eligible for consideration.
  • The stipend for 2021-22 will be $86,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses.
  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 1, 2021. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:
  • Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dissertation abstract (up to three pages).
  • A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
  • A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages)
  • Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments or programs; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula.
  • Applicants who reach the finalist stage will be contacted (most likely in January) for three letters of recommendation. Faxed or emailed materials cannot be considered. Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. For more information, please visit or contact us at
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

Western University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Don Wright Faculty of Music[]

  • Deadline: 09 November 2021
  • The Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in Canada is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow through Western's Postdoctoral Fellowship program. This is a two-year position, with a stipend of CA$45,000/annum.
  • Potential candidates need to have a completed doctoral degree before the postdoc begins in 2022. An additional Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship is also open for application.
  • Applicants will need to propose a project that aligns significantly with the research program of one of our full-time research faculty members. Those interested in applying should contact the faculty member they wish to work with:
  • If the faculty member expresses interest in supervising them, then the candidate and potential supervisor apply together. The deadline for this joint application is November 9, 2021. More information on the program can be found here.
  • For questions about the program or the process, or if you are interested in the Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship, feel free to contact Dr. Emily Ansari at

Williams College: 2022 Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowship - Music[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging graduate students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and pursue careers in college teaching. The fellowship was established in 1985 to address the shortage of faculty of color in US colleges and universities.
  • These fellowships, which honor Gaius Bolin’s legacy, are two-year residencies at Williams. Two scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—or in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.
  • The annual stipend for the position is $52,500. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.
  • During the period of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be affiliated with an appropriate department or program and will be expected to teach one one-semester course each year, normally in the fall semester of year one and the spring semester of year two.
  • Qualifications: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from groups underrepresented in academia and/or in a particular field of scholarship, who show exceptional promise as scholars, who have an interest in and capacity for teaching students from groups that have been underrepresented in higher education, and who are pursuing a career in higher education in the United States. Eligible applicants include all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program; Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the degree; only those with degrees granted in 2021, or to be granted in 2022, are eligible to apply.
  • Fellowship Application- 2021 Application will open September 1, 2021
  • Candidates should apply via Interfolio before November 15, 2021 with:
  • a cover letter with a description of your research and teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you will advance the goals of the fellowship in furthering diversity in U.S. higher education;
  • a full curriculum vitae;
  • two confidential letters of recommendation;
  • PhD applicants: a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree.

Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music: Interdisciplinary Fellowships[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to African American sacred music, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.
  • The ISM seeks to prioritize applicants for our annual long-term fellowships in several areas of teaching and research during the current cycle, including projects that study the sacred arts and ritual spheres of African American, Africana, Latinx, and/or Indigenous studies. Two new areas of interest during the current application cycle are projects that study music and the Black church and scholars working at intersection of religion, ecology, and the arts. There is the possibility of multi-year appointments in all of these targeted areas of research.
  • The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including: Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology.
  • The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2021 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at The application will be available online beginning on August 15, 2021. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows at
  • The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at:

Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music: Post-doctoral Associate – Music and the Black Church[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 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 Music and the Black Church. Alongside conducting their own research, the fellow assigned to the Institute’s interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church would be expected to contribute to this new initiative pedagogically, programmatically, and administratively, delivering one course and one symposium during each academic year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Implicit in the program’s title in an interest in various configurations of the relationship between music and the Black church: the genres of music most frequently performed by black Christian congregations, as well as the influence of the Black church on a host of idioms—confessional and commercial, American and global.
  • While the successful candidate should have well-formed interests and expertise in black sacred music, their PhD need not be in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. Instead, they might have earned degrees in American studies, African American studies, religious studies, or theology.
  • Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2018, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.
  • Applications for this position should be submitted as part of the Long-term ISM Fellowship program, which are due on October 15, 2021. When applying please note your interest for this specific postdoctoral position on the “Application” page in the online system. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is August 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at

Faculty positions outside North America[]

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Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage): Academy Scientist (Johann Joseph Fux – Werke)[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • Job ID: ACDH-CH126AS121
  • The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading non-university research and science institution, has been bringing together two focal points of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in one institute pursuing basic research in the humanities in long-term projects for the development and preservation of cultural heritage and the research in the methodological and theoretical paradigms of digital documentation, processing, research and visualisation of the digital humanities.
  • The institute is offering a position as ACADEMY SCIENTIST (F*M) (part-time / 30 hours per week) for a duration of 6 years from January 01, 2022.
  • The position is part of the OeAW long-term project Johann Joseph Fux – Werke and includes all activities related to a music edition project (edition of works).
  • Your tasks:
  • edition of works by the Baroque composer Johann Joseph Fux (ca.1660–1741), philological work, source research, editing;
  • co-management of the project website
  • Your profile:
  • completed PhD in musicology;
  • experience with music and source editions, especially of the 17th and 18th centuries;
  • familiarity with Baroque music specifically in central Europe (especially oratorios and/or instrumental music).
  • The following other skills are desirable:
  • knowledge of music notation programs (Finale, Sibelius, or Dorico);
  • application of the layout program Adobe InDesign;
  • knowledge of the English and Italian languages (level B1).
  • The employment contract is initially limited to one year; an extension for a further five years is possible.
  • According to the collective agreement of the OeAW, the initial annual salary is € 37.288,75.
  • Please send your applications including a curriculum vitae, PhD certificate and list of publications via email to (mentioning Job ID: ACDH-CH126AS121) no later than November 15, 2021.
  • Contact: Alexander Rausch, acdh-ch-jobs(at), Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH), Sonnenfelsgasse 19, A-1010 Vienna

Bilkent University: Instructor/Lecturer, Music Arts Core[]

  • Deadline: 31 December 2021
  • Bilkent University Department of Music in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts invites applications for an Instructor/Lecturer position effective September 2022. The Instructor/Lecturer will teach Music Arts Core and possibly other service courses in music. Duties will include the teaching of at least 3 course sections in each regular semester.
  • Faculty members are expected to engage in creative teaching and service to the department and university. The language of instruction is English. Bilkent University is an equal opportunity employer with an international body of faculty and students. The faculty is comprised of academic staff from around 34 different countries. Bilkent University ranked 16th in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia Rankings (2020) and 82nd in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings (2019). Bilkent has also been named as one of Turkey’s highest-ranked universities in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020).
  • Teach Music Humanities courses in the core curriculum and other music courses according to the candidate’s specialty and departmental needs
  • Service on jury exam committees as assigned.
  • Administrative duties and service on committees as assigned.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A doctorate degree is preferred. Candidates with a Master's degree in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Composition, and other relevant areas will also be considered. Degree requirements are expected to be completed by June 30, 2022.
  • Applicants should upload the following materials no later than Friday, December 31, 2021 11:59 pm (GMT+3).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Description of teaching philosophy and motivation.
  • One sample syllabus of a course that conveys basic comprehensions of music theory and history in various genres for non-music majors
  • Contact details for at least three referees (candidates may also arrange for their reference letters to be sent directly to
  • Informal inquiries can be forwarded to Chair Dr. Tolga Yayalar ( or Dr. Onur Türkmen ( Applications will be acknowledged by the automatic response. Preliminary interviews will be held by Zoom, with on-campus interviews to follow.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

City, University of London: Lecturer in Music (x2)[]

  • Deadline: 06 September 2021
  • We are recruiting two new members of academic staff on six-month fixed-term contracts, to run from 1 January to 30 June 2022, to cover a range of core and elective undergraduate teaching. This is to provide cover for a colleague undertaking research leave on a Leverhulme Fellowship.
  • The two lectureships are both education contracts. Duties for one of these will likely involve teaching the BSc core Year 3 module Sound-Image Interaction, and BMus/BSc electives in Music, Sound and the Moving Image and Video Game Music: helping with supervision of third year major projects in Composition and/or Music, Sound and Technology, and possibly providing some seminar support for BSc Year 2 Sound Recording.
  • The second lecturer is likely to teach a term of the BMus core modules Materials of Music (Year 1), Practical Musicianship (Year 1), and Analysing Music (Year 2), as well as an BMus/BSc elective in Nineteenth-Century Opera, and help with teaching on the BMus core module Western Music in Context 2 (Year 1).
  • Both lecturers are responsible for setting, marking and moderating assessments, providing module tutorials, and participating in departmental meetings, and may also be involved in some routine administrative work, membership of working groups, and Open Days.
  • Person Specification: The successful candidates will ideally hold a PhD in Music or another relevant discipline, and have successful experience of teaching, supervision, and assessment at undergraduate level. They will be able to work well with students and as part of a team, adapting their own teaching to the needs of the programmes.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm 06 September 2021
  • Interviews are scheduled for 23 & 27 September 2021
  • For more information about this post please contact, the Head of the Department of Music, Dr. Ian Pace, at
  • Job number: SASS00066
  • Contract type: Fixed-term
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Salary min: £38,587
  • Salary max: £44,706
  • Publication date: 24-Aug-2021
  • Closing date: 06-Sep-2021
  • Available documents: SASS00066 -JD.pdf
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

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

  • Deadline: 30 August 2021
  • The Department of Music of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Historical Musicology.
  • Applicants should have: (i) a PhD degree in a relevant field; (ii) a primary research area in historical musicology (18th – 20th century) with a secondary specialty in pedagogy and global musicology; (iii) a record of outstanding publications and successful grant applications, or clear potential thereof.
  • The appointee is expected to strengthen and complement the Department’s research activities and to actively apply for external competitive grants. Duties include (a) conducting top-tier independent and joint research; (b) teaching two courses per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (c) supervising students’ projects and theses; and (d) assisting in administrative duties.
  • Appointment will normally be made up to three years initially commencing January 2022, which, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.
  • 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.
  • Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. 210000MQ) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.
  • 7/22 Please see last year's page for the previous advertisement (text of the ad is unchanged).
  • 10/12: Any movement here? Anyone heard anything from this search?

Chinese University of Hong Kong: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • The Department of Music of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology.  
  • Applicants should have: (i) a PhD degree in ethnomusicology or a relevant field; (ii) a primary specialization in Chinese music defined broadly with a secondary expertise in another area that complements existing strengths of the ethnomusicology program; (iii) a record of outstanding publications and successful grant applications, or clear potential thereof.
  • The appointee is expected to complement the Department’s Ethnomusicology program, to strengthen research activities, and to actively apply for external grants. Duties include (a) conducting top-tier independent research; (b) teaching two courses per semester at undergraduate/postgraduate level; (c) supervising students’ projects and postgraduate theses; and (d) assisting in administrative duties.
  • Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing August 2022, which, subject to performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer term appointment or substantiation later.
  • 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.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen: Research Assistant, “Sound Knowledge: Alternative Epistemologies of Music in the Western Pacific Island World”[]

  • Deadline: 15 August 2021
  • The Department of Musicology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of doctoral or postdoctoral Research Assistant (all genders welcome) within the European Research Council project “Sound Knowledge. Alternative Epistemologies of Music in the Western Pacific Island World” (see This position is for work on sound knowledge and social alienation/mental health in the Marshall Islands. The position is embedded within the wider research project.
  • Commencement: 1 January 2022 or soon after.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidates will have an excellent academic track record with a degree in ethnomusicology or music studies more broadly, as well as expertise in Pacific Island Studies. We expect a strong interest in the intersections between music and postcoloniality, a high level of interest in theoretical and methodological reflection and willingness to both contribute to the wider research project and implement fieldwork.
  • The regular working hours will be 31.84 hours/week (80%). Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L. The contract will be initially for two years with a fifteenth-month extension subject to a performance review.
  • The successful candidate will hold a highly qualified M.A. degree in Musicology and have focused on research in Cultural Musicology or Ethnomusicology. The applicant's willingness to work as a member of the ERC-research group and high proficiency in the English language are required; good command of languages relevant to the case study is highly desirable. The posts are designed to foster young researchers and scientists and give the successful applicants the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
  • Please send your application with the usual documents (also in electronic form) by 15 August 2021 to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dept. of Musicology, Prof. Dr. Birgit Abels, Kurze Geismarstr. 1, D-37073 Göttingen, E-Mail:
  • If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Birgit Abels (

Griffith University: Research Fellow, Creative Change: The Role of Community Music in Addressing Social Inequalities in Australia[]

  • Deadline: 30 September 2021
  • This position presents a unique opportunity for a Research Fellow to contribute towards a ground-breaking research project on music and social inequality in Australia. The Research Fellow will be part of a leading team of researchers working alongside Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet on her ARC Future Fellowship, Creative Change: The Role of Community Music in Addressing Social Inequalities in Australia. The Research Fellow will be housed in the newly established ‘Creative Change Lab’ at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on South Bank Campus. The Lab is part of Griffith’s exciting new Creative Arts Research Institute.
  • We are currently looking for a Research Fellow to collaboratively work with the research team on co-designing aspects of the project, supporting the collection, management and analysis of data, and co-producing a suite of research outputs for the project. The role will involve both collaborative and independent research aligned with the priorities of the Fellowship, and provide the opportunity for the Research Fellow to shape their contributions in ways that align with their research strengths, expertise, and creative interests.
  • This Creative Change project aims to investigate the role community music can play in addressing social inequalities in Australia. Social inequalities are on the rise, with the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating problems of long-term disadvantage in communities across the country. There are growing calls for place-based initiatives that bring together diverse stakeholders and sectors to work collectively with communities on addressing these complex challenges. This research responds to this call by mapping and analysing a range of social outcomes fostered by music making and exploring how these outcomes can enrich current place-based efforts to address social disadvantage. Specifically, it seeks to bring a ‘creative turn’ to these efforts, by examining how music initiatives can leverage the cultural capabilities and creative assets of communities to drive positive social change. The Research Fellow will play a key role in working collaboratively with the team, case study partners, and project stakeholders to achieve these aims.
  • This a fixed term (available until 11 July 2025), full-time position based at the South Bank campus, however a fractional (0.8 FTE) appointment with flexible working may be negotiated. It is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role (COVID dependent).  Further, you may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises, which the University currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services.
  • About you: To be successful within this role, you will be a highly motivated researcher with a deep understanding and demonstrated track record of research and / or practice in music and social impact. You will have a passion for working closely with communities, NGOs, and arts organisations, and a strong desire to build a highly competitive research track record. In addition, you will hold a PhD or Hons/Masters/equivalent qualifications plus relevant work experience in music, the creative arts, and / or social sector.
  • Salary range: Base Salary $98,174 - $116,584 per annum. Salary package includes 17% employer superannuation $114,863 - $136,404 per annum.
  • How to apply: Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:
  • A statement outlining your responses to the following selection criteria (please also refer to the position description:  00061165_PD.pdf)
  • A PhD or Hons/Masters/equivalent qualifications plus relevant work experience in music, the creative arts, and / or social sector;
  • Highly developed skills in conducting, organising, and managing community-based and / or arts-based research;
  • Experience with compiling and analysing research data in various formats (including audio/video and survey data);
  • Excellent communication skills with sensitivity to considerations of diversity and inclusion;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Proven capabilities to produce research reports, academic publications, as well as community and sector-based outputs and events;
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a research team.
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details
  • Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.
  • Applicants must have unrestricted work rights.
  • Further information: For further information about this role, please contact Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, ARC Future Fellow, on or [(0) 7 3735 6249|+61 (0) 7 3735 6249].
  • Closing date: Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 5 pm AEST (N.B. 3am EDT on the same date). All applications must be submitted online.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Tenure-Track Position (open rank), Ethnomusicology and Popular Music[]

  • Deadline: 31 August 2021
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in the Department of Musicology, in ethnomusicology (with a preferred specialization in Jewish, Arab, and Mediterranean musics) and welcomes applications from candidates who specialize in popular music (rock, pop, film music, and musicals) in both its global and Israeli contexts.
  • The position is open to all candidates with a Ph.D. degree.
  • Job requirements: Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants, and should display an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and the university at large. Where pertinent and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or teaching sharing arrangement may be considered.
  • The Hebrew University’s primary language of instruction is Hebrew. However, the possibility of teaching one or more advanced courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they are unable to teach in Hebrew will be encouraged to master the language during the initial years following their appointment.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for a campus visit, which will include a job talk, an interview and meetings with department members.
  • For further details, please contact the chair of the department, Yossi Maurey:
  • Candidates are requested to apply online to Professor Michael Segal, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
  • Applicants should provide:
  • (1) Cover letter
  • (2) Doctoral diploma or official confirmation of eligibility
  • (3) Curriculum Vitae
  • (4) Current list of publications
  • (5) Statement of research and teaching plans (up to three pages)
  • (6) Letters of acceptance for unpublished manuscripts
  • (7) Teaching evaluations (from the past three years)
  • (8) Two representative publications
  • (9) Two letters of recommendation, to be submitted directly by recommender
  • (10) Declaration Regarding relatives employed at the university
  • Complete applications must be submitted by August 31, 2021
  • All materials should be in English, and submitted via the following system Here
  • Applications submitted not in accordance with these guidelines will not be considered.

Institut de recherche en Musicologie (IReMus): Post-doctorate in musicology «Péniche Opéra»[]

  • Deadline: 25 October 2021
  • Missions: This post-doctoral research is structured around three steps:
  • 1. Creation and online publication of a multi-criteria classification tool for contemporary (post-1982) works displayed at the Péniche Opéra: PO commission, premiere without a PO commission or already premiered elsewhere, composer, author, instrumental / vocal forces, use of electronics, aesthetic links, co-productions, etc.;
  • 2. Last steps of the digital archives inventory;
  • 3. Administrative supervision and monitoring of the April 2022 colloquium and of the show Variations autour d'une barque.
  • Activities: Inventory of works through the use of musicological criteria, which may include analysis of specific corpus. Creation and online publication of a multi-criteria ranking tool. Finalization of the digital archive inventory of the Péniche Opéra. Involvement in the logistical organization of the April 2022 conference and the show Variations autour d'une barque.
  • Skills: PhD in XXth-XXIth musical analysis. Interest for contemporary vocal music, opera and musical theater. Knowledge of digital humanities. Organizational skills and ability to prioritize the most urgent tasks. Excellent interpersonal skills. Oral and written fluency in French and English.
  • Work Context: IReMus, BnF, Péniche Adélaïde. Work from home possible for some of the tasks.
  • Reference: UMR8223-MARCOU-012
  • Workplace: PARIS 02
  • Date of publication: Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Type of Contract: FTC Scientist
  • Contract Period: 6 months
  • Expected date of employment: 1 November 2021
  • Proportion of work: Part time
  • Remuneration: between 1300 et 1370€/month
  • Desired level of education: 5-year university degree
  • Experience required: Indifferent
  • Ensure that your candidate profile is correct before applying. Your profile information will be added to the details for each application.

Leeds Conservatoire: Curriculum Manager (Popular Music)[]

  • Deadline: 26 August 2021
  • The Conservatoire is looking for an experienced, organised, and inspiring full-time Curriculum Manager to join our well-established BA (Hons) Music (Popular) programme. The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of popular music pedagogy and experience delivering popular music modules in higher education. You should be able to demonstrate significant evidence of research and/or practice relating to popular music and possess postgraduate qualifications in a related area. It would be especially beneficial to have experience of analytical or cultural study of popular music.
  • Ambitious and driven, you will make a significant contribution to the design, delivery, and management of this innovative BA (Hons) Music (Popular) programme and will work closely with Programme Leader and other Curriculum Managers to continue the development and success of the programme. You will have strong management skills and will help to line manage our team of part-time teaching staff. As the role involves both teaching and management skills, time-management and organisational skills are fundamental. You will help represent the Conservatoire nationally and internationally and will maintain and establish collaborative ties with external partners.We take the experience of our students very seriously. If you join our team you will play a central role in maintaining these high standards.
  • Further details:   
  • Salary: £41,526 to £44,045 per annum
  • Full Time Permanent
  • Hours per Week: 37
  • Closing Date: Thursday 26 August 2021
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 212207

Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Junior Professorship "Sound Studies" (W1)[]

  • Deadline: 01 August 2021
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior professorship: SOUND STUDIES (W1)
  • Sound Studies is a relatively young field of research, which is also rapidly transformed by technological development and processes related to globalization. Leuphana University of Lüneburg is one of the few German-speaking universities that offers a research focus in Sound Studies at a faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • You intend to actively participate in shaping the field of sound studies and contribute to the profile of Humanities and Social Sciences in Lüneburg, which is characterized by a critical approach to contemporary culture. You are an expert in the analysis of sonic artifacts and their historical development. Your work focuses on the further development of Sound Studies in the context of Humanities by exploring and establishing innovative and internationally emerging topics and issues.
  • While the field of Sound Studies was initially and primarily dedicated to phenomena such as soundscapes, sound art, or experimental electronic music, it has since broadened to include studies on urban sounds, acoustic warfare, transculturality, noise studies, or noise pollution. In addition to a key qualification in Sound Studies, a further research focus in one of the more recent fields is an essential component of the qualification for this junior professorship.
  • Through the professorship you are involved in the „audioLab“, a studio for electronic music and post-production, which can be used for teaching and research purposes as well as by students and regional initiatives. Due to your Humanities orientation, you would like to become engaged in the scholarly initiatives of Leuphana University („Digital Cultures“ and „Cultures of Critique“). You will find particular affinities with the professorships of Media Aesthetics and Media Technology, Media Culture and Media Philosophy, Media Theory and Media History, Contemporary Art, Cultural Theory, Cultural History of Knowledge, Art - Theory - Criticism, and Cultural Mediation and Cultural Organization.
  • You have a background in Sound Studies, Media Studies, Musicology, or Popular Music Studies, significant teaching experience, and have gained experience in research projects as well as in the acquisition of external funding. Your work shows a broad expertise in different methodological approaches of Sound Studies and in the history of sonic artifacts as well as a high potential for innovation with regard to the further development of Sound Studies. You publish in relevant journals and publishing houses on a national and international level. You have excellent skills in the English language and are able to teach courses in English. If you do not have German language skills, you are willing to acquire them within a reasonable time frame.
  • In organizational terms, the professorship is assigned to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM). You will be teaching "Music and Auditory Culture“ (Major) and "Popular Music Studies“ (Minor) in the Bachelor's program and "Media and Digital Cultures“ in the Master's program, but also in the electives of the other cultural studies Master's programs (Critique of the Present: Arts, Theory, History; Culture and Organization; Theory and History of Modernity). In addition, you are involved in cross-faculty programs (Cultural Studies Core) and in cross-university programs (General Studies). It is further required that you will take part in the academic self-administration.
  • The requirements for employment (paygrade W1) are based on § 30 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), and include: a university degree in musicology, sound studies, popular music studies or a comparable degree in cultural and media studies; pedagogical and didactical competence based on experience in using innovative teaching methods; the particular ability to conduct in-depth independent scientific work, which is usually documented by an outstanding dissertation corresponding to the profile of the professorship.
  • The junior professorship is compensated according to the W1 paygrade and has a three-year term. An extension for another period of three years is intended, depending on the availability of sufficient funding and a successful interim evaluation (according to the guidelines for interim evaluations of junior professorships at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg).
  • For further information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ulf Wuggenig (, or the Director of the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media, Prof. Dr. Claus Pias (
  • Please ensure that your application includes the following documents and merge them into two PDF files for electronic delivery: a) cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees, and b) three subject-relevant publications (essays, book chapters).
  • Please submit your application by August 1, 2021, using the keyword Sound Studies, to or to the Office of the President of Leuphana University Lüneburg, P.O. Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany. Please be aware that we cannot return application documents sent physically.
  • The complete call for applications is available for download here.

National Taiwan Normal University: Faculty (Open Rank) in Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 5 September 2021
  • The Music Department at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor (or above) of Musicology position.
  • Duties: Teach Undergraduate History of Western Music; Graduate Seminar in Period History of Western Music; and fulfill other departmental needs as required. The appointee will be expected to: demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, create an innovative curriculum for a broad range of students of varied identities and backgrounds who seek to explore a range of educational opportunities and career pathways; recruit and retain students of exceptional promise, and develop and maintain a visible national and international profile as a scholar and a pedagogue. The appointee will also be expected to: attend faculty meetings, supervise graduate students’ thesis and dissertations; and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate.
  • Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Musicology, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Application Materials:
    1. Cover letter.
    2. Curriculum vita.
    3. An official copy of terminal or highest degree diploma in Taiwan (Note: For overseas degrees, the doctoral degree diploma, academic transcripts, and proofs of related experiences should all be authenticated by the local R.O.C. Embassy, consulate or representative office in your region without which the application will not be considered by the department.)
    4. An official copy of the teaching certificate issued by the Ministry of Education (R.O.C.) (optional)
    5. At least two scholarly papers published or accepted by international journals within the last 3 years (August 2, 2018 - August 1, 2021). Please provide acceptance letters. Applicants should be the first author or the corresponding author of the papers.
    6. Further supplementary publications should provide evidence of comments from reviewers and the publisher.
  • The materials listed from 1 to 6 should be clearly scanned and merged into one PDF file (preferably within 15MB) and submitted via e-mail: s0913538 -at- before the deadline. In your e-mail, please specify the vacancy you apply for in the SUBJECT LINE in the following format, “Application for 2022 Full-Time Position in the Department of Music, NTNU—OOO (specialty)—OOO (Name of the applicant).” For the name of your attached file, please write “Application for 2022 Full-Time Position in the Department of Music, NTNU—OOO (specialty)—OOO (Name of the applicant).” Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application within 3 days, please contact the department office via telephone, [2-7749-3003|+886 2-7749-3003].
  • Please fill in the application form on the Google Chart designated by the department:
  • Applicants advanced to the second round will be invited to the campus interview.
  • Applications and supporting materials must be received by September 5, 2021.

NUI Galway: Lecturer Below the Bar in Music[]

  • Deadline: 30 September 2021
  • Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer in Music at NUI Galway.
  • As part of the development of the BA in Music, the university wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Music. This appointment will be of a musicologist and/or music theorist in the field of western art music with the ability to teach and coordinate modules in performance across a range of musical genres. As a scholar, they should have a national/international profile, or the potential for this, and be expected to engage in high quality research. In addition to teaching and coordinating modules in performance, they would also be expected to teach modules in western art music history and/or theory, and at least three of the following: ethnomusicology, keyboard harmony, musical theatre, musicianship, opera, performance analysis, popular music. The appointee would be expected to take a leading role in developing and shaping a new MA in Music, to teach and coordinate modules at Master’s level, and to supervise doctoral students when PhD degrees are introduced. They should have experience of teaching on Music degree programmes at third level.
  • The successful candidate will have a track record of publications commensurate with their scholarly experience. In their role as coordinator of performance, they will liaise with and build relationships with music practitioners, both performers and educators. They will be expected to make a strong contribution to the academic and creative life of the university, including the organisation of conferences, lectures and other events. Given the strength of the Creative Arts within the university, an ability to work with colleagues in Drama, Film and Creative Writing would be desirable.
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Aidan Thomson, email Additional information on
  • Salary: €39,417 p.a. to €61,176 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011). This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy. This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 30th September 2021. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at
  • For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online. Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.
  • Reference: 009284
  • Job Description

Open University: Staff Tutor in Music (0.6 FTE) x2[]

  • Deadline: 22 July 2021
  • The role of Staff Tutor is a key academic role. Duties include the management of our student-facing Associate Lecturers, contributing to the presentation of modules and qualifications in Music as well as to our inter-disciplinary Level One modules in Arts and Humanities, and supporting students within the School of Arts and Humanities. The role includes a minimum of 22 days p.a. (pro-rata) for research & scholarship.
  • The role will be homebased with occasional travel to the Open University’s Milton Keynes campus and elsewhere in the UK as required (with expenses for this reimbursed).
  • Skills and experience: You will need: A strong academic background in Music or a cognate area, ideally at least a PhD. Experience in teaching, and the management of teaching and student support. Ability to select, manage, motivate and provide staff development for Associate Lecturers. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing and balancing a portfolio of diverse work to meet deadlines. The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found [ within the Job Description below.]
  • If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application, please contact Laura Hamer ( or Martin Clarke (
  • How to apply: Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered. Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: [655544|01908 655544], quoting the vacancy reference above.
  • To apply for this role please submit the following:
  • CV - no more than 5 sides of A4.
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.  
  • The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document. To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial. You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.
  • You will receive updates regarding your application from Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role. You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal.
  • Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions. 
  • Closing date:  noon 22 July 2021
  • Interview date: Interview date to be confirmed but expected to take place during week commencing 6 September 2021.
  • Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (pro-rata)
  • Location: Home Based
  • Please quote reference: 18494

University of Auckland: Lecturer in Anthropology (Ethnomusicology)[]

  • Deadline: 12 September 2021
  • We seek a colleague to teach into Ethnomusicology, and also Social Anthropology, in the subject of Anthropology, at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to supervise doctoral and sub-doctoral students in those fields as appropriate.  An appointment will be made at the Lecturer level. 
  • For more detailed information, please refer to the position description
  • Important Skills / Experience: Teaching and Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate level students. Supervise the research activities and thesis of graduate and undergraduate students within the topics of ethnomusicology and social anthropology. Strong ability to develop and teach courses in person and online and to be able to work effectively with colleagues and diverse student learners. Ability to undertake research aligned with this role and meet UOA Academic standards and publish papers or other scholarly works in academic journals and reviews. Serve on University and/or School committees. Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching research and administrative practices. Contribute to the development of a Department working environment of teamwork and co-operation. Knowledge of and commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi would be an added benefit
  • Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology with a specialty in Ethnomusicology.
  • How to apply: Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of 12th of September 2021 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

University of Bristol: Lecturer in Music (Jan 2022) FILLED: Genevieve Arkle, University of Surrey 2021[]

  • Deadline: 18 June 2021
  • The Department of Music, University of Bristol, is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Music, from 10 January 2022 to 31 January 2025.
  • You will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars at undergraduate and MA level and mark written work and recitals. You will be asked to supervise and mark undergraduate and MA dissertations and to undertake any necessary teaching-related administration and provide tutorial support to students. We expect that you will participate fully in the daily life of the department.
  • You should apply if: You have a strong background in the history of Western art music, especially 19th- and/or 20th-century and its political and cultural contexts and have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD or DPhil in Music. You should have previous lecturing experience, a strong research background, excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Additional information: This post is offered on a fixed-term contract, starting 10th January 2022 for 3 years. Interviews will be held on the week commencing 12th July.
  • Job number: ACAD105267
  • Contract Type/Work Pattern: Fixed-term / Full time
  • Closing date: 18 Jun 2021
  • Salary: £38,016 - £42,792 per annum
  • Job Description
  • Further Particulars
  • 07/01 - Rejection email

University of Cologne: Professorship in Systematic Musicology[]

  • Deadline: 02 September 2021
  • YOUR TASKS: The successful candidate will be expected to represent the full scope of the interdisciplinary and internationally oriented field of Systematic Musicology in research and teaching. The tasks of the professorship include the training of students and doctoral candidates in the field of musicology as well as the contribution to the academic administration of the Institute of Musicology and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Participation in joint research activities of the University, the Faculty or the Fächergruppe will be expected as well as the successful acquisition and implementation of third-party-funded projects. You should be prepared to contribute to the Institute’s goal of broadening research perspectives, furthering digitization of research and teaching, and extending international collaboration.
  • YOUR PROFILE: You are an outstanding academic in the field of international music research. Your study background, publication record, and research plans are within or clearly relevant to one or more of the following areas: Cognitive Musicology, Psychology of Music, empirical Sociology of Music and/or empirical Aesthetics of Music (including Neuroaesthetics of Music). Your work is inspired by recent debates in interdisciplinary music research and addresses key issues such as musicality, comparative research on music and language, or music and emotion. In particular you should integrate recent methodological developments such as modern statistical methods, neuroscientific approaches and computer-based procedures, e.g. the application of artificial neural networks or the measurement and evaluation of event-related potentials.
  • The position is available as of 01.10.2022. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester).
  • Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal ( by 02.09.2021. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

University of Education Freiburg: Tenure-Track-Professorship in Music and its Didactics[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Institute of Music of Freiburg University of Education invites applications for a Tenure-Track-Professorship (W1 Tenure Track to W3) in Music and its Didactics (m/w/d) to be filled at the earliest possible date.
  • This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States.
  • Responsibilities: The future holder of the position represents music and its didactics in the fields of music education and musicology in research and teaching. The responsibilities include a teaching load of 4 SWS, after positive completion of the interim evaluation designed as a feedback procedure 6 SWS, the practical supervision of students, empirical research, acquisition of external research funds, examination activities and participation in the academic self-administration.
  • Requirements: The following prerequisites are required: a completed relevant university degree; a special aptitude for research, which is usually evidenced by the outstanding quality of a doctorate and/or publications; pedagogical aptitude, usually evidenced by university experience; and teaching experience of usually three years. Furthermore, the willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation and the consideration of gender-related issues in research and teaching is expected. Moreover, special expertise in the area of pending future topics such as digitalization, interculturality, inclusion and/or didactics of popular music is much desirable.
  • The duration of the employment as an academic staff member before or after the doctorate, the doctoral and employment phases together should not exceed six years.
  • The tenure-track professorship is limited to six years. In the event of a positive evaluation, the tenure-track professor will be appointed to a permanent W3 professorship. The requirements for the determination of the necessary aptitude, qualification and professional performance as well as the procedure can be found in the statutes and the quality assurance concept of the Freiburg University of Education for junior professorships and tenure-track professorships.
  • We look forward to receiving your online application by 15.10.2021 at the latest via our application portal at
  • For information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Silke Schmid (

University of Glasgow: Lecturer (LTS) in Music[]

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

University of Leipzig: 2 Postdoctoral Researchers, "Imperial Politics of Opera in Habsburg Europe, 1815–1914"[]

  • Deadline: 23 July 2021
  • The Department of History at the Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies seeks to fill the above position, subject to the availability of funds under ERC project TRANSOPERA-101018743 “Imperial Politics of Opera in Habsburg Europe, 1815–1914”, from 1 December 2021.
  • The two postdoctoral positions form part of an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant led by Professor Axel Körner, investigating imperial politics of opera in Habsburg Europe, with a special focus on transnational exchanges between the territories and populations of the Habsburg monarchy, as well as the role of Austria’s multinational concept of state. The project seeks to challenge traditional narratives that have tended to highlight the role of opera as a tool of political nationalism. Instead, it examines the extent to which the Empire supported opera (both the form and the repertoire) as a means to create cultural and intellectual connections between its different lands and peoples. The project language is English. At Leipzig, the team will work closely with researchers at the departments of history, music and the research cluster ReCentGlobe.
  • About the positions: Fixed term of 58 months (1 December 2021–30 September 2026); 100 % of a full-time position; Planned remuneration: E13 TV-L (€4074.30–€5872.94, depending on experience)
  • Duties: In close cooperation with the PI, independent research on the role of opera in Habsburg Europe (Italian opera, grand opera and opera in vernacular languages): Research in archives and libraries of the territories of the former Habsburg monarchy (Postdoc 1: research on opera in Zagreb/Agram, Dalmatia, Slavonia and Croatia; Postdoc 2: research on opera in Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv and Habsburg Galicia); Publication of research output, including a monograph and several related book chapters and articles; participation in collective editorial projects; Organisation of academic events related to the project; Administrative tasks related to the project.
  • Required: PhD in history, music, or area studies, with specialisation relevant to the project; Expertise in nineteenth-century Habsburg history and the history of European music/opera; Experience in archival research; Excellent knowledge of English (equivalent to C1 or above); Knowledge of German (equivalent to B1 or above); Postdoc 1: knowledge of Croatian (equivalent to B1 or above); Postdoc 2: knowledge of Polish (equivalent to B1 or above).
  • Desirable: Reading knowledge of Italian and/or French; Expertise in project management and organisation of academic events; Basic knowledge of web design and social media; Previous academic publications; Postdoc 1: knowledge of Hungarian; Postdoc 2: knowledge of Ukrainian; Research experience in the digital humanities.
  • Applicants are expected to indicate for which of the two positions they wish to be considered. Please send your application with the usual documents (motivation letter, CV with list of publications, degree transcript, proof of PhD) as a single PDF file, quoting reference number 136/202, by email to Professor Axel Körner by 23 July 2021.If you are unable to send your application via email, please send it by post to Professor Axel Körner, c/o Frau Antina Jordan, Leipzig University, Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies, Department of History, Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality and rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating by unencrypted email. We kindly request that you submit copies only, as we are unable to return application documents. Due to the pandemic, interviews will take place via video conference. Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

University of Ljubljana: University Teacher as History of Music Teacher (part-time)[]

  • Deadline: 13 November 2021
  • University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music, Stari trg 34, Ljubljana, Slovenia  
  • 1.Position: UNIVERSITY TEACHER at the Department of Music pedagogy as history of music teacher, part-time employment (20 %), permanent contract  
  • 2. Conditions for the position:  
  • doctoral degree in the field of music or the recognition of significant artistic work
  • valid habilitation title assistant professor/associate professor/full professor of musicology. The candidate meets the condition if he has a valid UL title or valid title of the guest teacher at UL. If, at the time of application, the candidate does not have an election to the above mentioned titles, but he meets the qualitative and quantitative conditions for election to these titles, he can apply for the job vacancy, in which case, together with the application, he/she shall also provide evidence of compliance with the above criteria, accompanied by a statement, in the event of a decision by the selection committee, the application shall also be considered as an application for election to the title or for the recognition of the equivalence of the title.
  • knowledge of Slovenian and English language – level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • rhetoric abilities, inventiveness, organisational abilities and communicative nature
  • 3. Short job description: Designing and updating of curriculum and adaptation of university and higher education study programmes, organization and co-organization of all activities relevant to the execution of study courses in accordance with curriculums and developments in the professional field, coordination of work and control over the work of other teaching staff (assistants, technical and other staff), lectures for students, conduct of seminars and other pedagogical activities on the subject at undergraduate and post-graduate study programmes, guidance of research work and other study activities of students and mentoring for students in their seminary papers, diploma theses and other work, artistic and scientific research work, study and development of concepts, theories and methods. Care for safe and healthy work of the employees and students in the unit, for adequate education and instructions to users of personal protection equipment and other safety measures, performing other tasks from the wider professional area of the job.
  • The University of Ljubljana promotes gender equality in employment and occupation. An employment contract can only be concluded with a candidate who meets the requirements for filling the position. Written applications with a CV, proof of fulfilling the conditions, indication of the vacancy and the registration number of the application ZRSZ (ESS): OE82574 should be sent by candidates to the e-mail address  
  • 4. Publication date: deadline 60 days, until 14.9.2021 – 13.11.2021.  
  • Applications should be sent to: UL Akademija za glasbo, Stari trg 34, 1000 Ljubljana.  
  • 5. Contact person at the Academy of Music: First name and surname: Mojca Žugelj Marič Telephone number: [– 2 4 2 7 3 06|01 – 2 4 2 7 3 06] E-mail:

University of Luxembourg: Postdoctoral researcher in the field of cultural history / historical anthropology[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 12 August 2021
  • The Postdoc will join the Popkult60 project (, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany and the National Research Fund (FNR) in Luxembourg and will be hosted at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH. (S)he will work under the direct supervision of Prof. Dr Andreas Fickers.
  • The Postdoc project will focus on the emergence of popular dance music, especially of local cover bands, in rural areas of the Greater Region during the long 1960s. Using a micro-historical approach, the research should focus on local forms of creative appropriation and / or resistance of new popular music styles and their integration into established forms of juvenile leisure time and village life. Paying attention to generational tensions and social structures of rural life, the project aims at studying cultural, mental, and sensual dispositions that have framed the socialization of people with new forms and formats of popular music and dance.
  • The Postdoctoral researcher will work in close connection with the German-Luxembourg Popkult60 team. His/her tasks include:
  • Doing of oral history interviews and – if possible – ethnographic studies of historical re-enactments
  • Dissemination of research results through peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Presentation of results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • What we expect from you:
  • Doctoral degree in cultural history, cultural anthropology or ethnography, preferably with a specialisation in popular culture
  • Good communicative skills and team spirit
  • Language skills: very good working knowledge of French and German (Luxembourgish and English would be a strong asset too)
  • How to apply: Applications should be submitted online and include:
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of diplomas
  • The contact details of one referee
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: Research Associate, Signature Sound Vienna[]

  • Deadline: 31 October 2021
  • The Department of Music Acoustics – Wiener Klangstil (IWK) at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is offering the position of a Research Associate (doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher) as part of a research project run by the Department of Music Acoustics – Wiener Klangstil (IWK) in cooperation with the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies (IMI) at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
  • The successful candidate will work on the project entitled “Quantifying the Signature Sound of the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concerts” (Signature Sound Vienna), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and led by Dr. David M. Weigl in collaboration with Prof. Werner Goebl (IWK), and Profs. Markus Grassl and Fritz Trümpi (IMI). This project will generate musicological hypotheses pertaining to the renowned New Year’s Concert series and test them using empirical methodologies, finding traces of the influence of the orchestra, conductor, and other contextual factors on historical performance recordings, by means of score-informed audio feature extraction technologies. The project will involve close interdisciplinary collaboration between historical musicology, performance studies, and music informatics, and will also feature a strong emphasis on digital means of disseminating findings to scholarly and lay audiences. We are seeking a candidate with musicological and historical competences, and an openness to collaborate within an interdisciplinary digital musicology context.
  • Expected starting date: 1 November 2021 (flexible)
  • Working hours: Doctoral student: Part-time (75 %), 30 hours per week (alongside PhD); Post-doctoral researcher: Part-time (60 %), 24 hours per week
  • Contract length: 30 months, with possible contract extension of 6 months.
  • Salary: According to the Austrian collective labour agreement, the monthly gross pay for the position as doctoral candidate is € 2,228.60 (14 times), in case of job-related former experience a gross pay of € 2,642,– (at a maximum) is possible, including health care and social benefits. The monthly gross pay for post-doctoral researchers (pro-rata at 60 % FTE) is € 2,367,50 (14 times), including health care and social benefits.
  • Tasks: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and pursuing the musicological, music historical, and performance studies aspects of the research project, and for contributing to the digitisation of music resources (e.g., generating music encodings), interacting closely with project staff, and engaging in dissemination actions (publications) and outreach activities.
  • Employment requirements: Applicants must have completed Masters or Doctoral studies in musicology, performance science, performance studies, or a related field, and be open to working with digital music information technologies. An affinity for archival research and for working with performance-historical sources is essential. Applicants should demonstrate professional competence in English and German.
  • Desired qualifications: Experience with music encoding technologies (e.g., MEI, MusicXML) and/or working with audio feature data and music information retrieval tools would be advantageous. Experience conducting computational musicological analyses within a programming environment (e.g., Python, R) is beneficial, as is an awareness of data modelling and/or semantic Web approaches in the music domain.
  • Application deadline: 31 October 2021
  • Applications must be submitted in electronic form via the application portal (you will need to register for an account). Applications should include 1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the research topic, 2) a CV, 3) a short research proposal (2–3 pages), and 4) contact details for two referees. Applicants are encouraged to contact us before applying (contact: David M. Weigl,, and Werner Goebl, All application material should be sent in PDF format.
  • It should be specifically mentioned, however, that applicants who are invited to interview will not receive remuneration from the university for incurred travel and hotel expenses (interviews via teleconference can be accommodated).

University of Oslo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Microrhythm[]

  • Deadline: 01 September 2021
  • A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1352) in Microrhythm is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.
  • RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behaviour and cultural expressions.
  • All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.
  • The postdoctoral fellow will do research into rhythm at the micro level of groove-based music. The research should address timing in relation to one or more of the following topics: acoustic features, tempo, and body motion.
  • The research will ideally draw on perspectives from one or more of the following traditions: musicology, music cognition, and phenomenology. All applications must include a research outline. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Structure and time cluster at RITMO, as well as the TIME-project.
  • The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2022. There might be a possibility to extend to four years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the departments’ needs for teaching, and the centre’s need for assistance.
  • The successful candidate is expected to be part of the research environment of RITMO and contribute to strengthening the links between different research areas within the centre. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
  • Qualification requirements
  • A PhD degree or equivalent in musicology, music cognition, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post.
  • A formal and/or practical background in music
  • Knowledge of music perception and cognition
  • Expertise in groove-based music
  • Experience with developing experimental designs and statistical analysis is an advantage
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • The candidate’s proposed research project must be closely connected to RITMO’s research profile
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline, and have been approved by the time of appointment.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
  • The applicant’s scientific merit, innovation, and research-related relevance to the objectives of RITMO
  • The quality of the research outline
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research within an allotted time frame and contribute to the research objectives of RITMO
  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to successfully join in academic teamwork within and across disciplines
  • How to apply: Applications must include:
  • Application letter describing the applicant’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 with links to the full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see the template for research outline)
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works will be requested later.
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian Language and preferably in pdf format.
  • The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.
  • Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, phone number: [22 85 44 89|+47 22 85 44 89], e-mail:
  • HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail:
  • Deadline: 1st September 2021

University of Oslo: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within Music Production Technology[]

  • Deadline: 18 October 2021
  • A post-doctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) within Music and Contemporary Media is available at the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo. The position is affiliated with the research project Platformization of Music Production (PLATFORM). The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is led by Associate Professor Yngvar Kjus, the Department of Musicology.
  • The PLATFORM project studies how music production evolves in the digital and online environment in terms of the ways in which production technology is developed, used, and brought to bear on creative roles and modes. The project focuses on digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Logic Pro and BandLab and how these networked clusters of music technologies are reshaping the foundations of creative audio work, including composition, performance, and collaboration. Its hypothesis is that the developers of DAW technology, as well as their various user groups, are all involved in a platformization process that has profound cultural, social, and economic ramifications for the music sector. The project is organized in six work packages, some focused on central aspects of technological development and use, others engaged with technology’s entanglement with its surroundings, including production milieus and genre communities. The project description can be obtained by contacting the project leader Yngvar Kjus (see contact details below).
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to the empirical studies of how DAWs are developed and advanced in the online environment. The candidate is expected to investigate how established as well as more recent DAWs are developed and established as creative resources. Key methods may include qualitative interviews, case-studies of DAW interfaces, as well as field work on how developer milieus evolve and interact with relevant user groups (work package 1 and 2). The applicant is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.
  • The successful candidate is expected to join the research milieu at the Department of Musicology and participate in its working environment and development. The candidate is expected to live in the vicinity of Oslo, Norway. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.
  • Qualification requirements:
  • PhD within an area with relevance to the planned postdoctoral work, for instance within Musicology, Media Studies, Sociology, Software Studies, or other disciplines relevant for the project. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to and relevant for the PLATFORM project.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
  • The project's originality, scientific merit and innovation.
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the research training and his/her research project within the stipulated time frame
  • Knowledge of the theories and methods used in the PLATFORM project
  • Knowledge and interest in music production technology
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join and contribute to the Department’s research environment and interdisciplinary academic communities
  • Research ambition such as demonstrated through academic publications and conference presentations is advantageous, but not a requirement.
  • The application must include
  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications
  • Project description (appox. 3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
  • List of published and unpublished works
  • Educational certificates of your Master’s and PhD degree.
  • A list of 2-3 reference persons (name, relationships to the candidate, contact information)
  • DO NOT include any certificates or transcripts that are not listed above
  • Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
  • The tentative starting date is May 2022.
  • Contact information: Project leader of the PLATFORM project, Associate Professor Yngvar Kjus, phone number: [92084733|+47 92084733], e-mail:
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

University of Oxford: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships in Music[]

  • Deadline: 06 August 2021
  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2022.
  • The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in the university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record and to improve their prospects of obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship. More information about the scheme will be available in due course from the British Academy and on the Oxford Humanities Division website. NB: There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully.
  • We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and strive to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair and open environment that allows staff to grow and flourish.
  • Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Music with Oxford as the host institution are asked to download and submit the application form to no later than 12 noon Friday 6th August 2021.
  • All applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty.

University of Trento: Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology[]

  • Deadline: 23 September 2021
  • The Department of Humanities of the University of Trento invites candidates active in Ethnomusicology to apply for a position at the Assistant Professor level. The post is for a three-year period. The annual gross salary is about 45.000 Euros.
  • Requested research duties: under the scientific program of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy (Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia) and of the Departmental Area of Philosophy, History and Cultural Heritage (Area dipartimentale di Filosofia, Storia e Beni culturali), the senior researcher (RTDB) will be asked to carry out research activities in the specific field of Ethnomusicology, as a subject connecting the methods and topics of Musicology, History of Music and Anthropological Studies.
  • This task will particularly involve a careful study of the repertoires, forms, and performing practices relating to the vocal and instrumental music traditions. The researcher will be also called to cooperate in the management of the activities of the Musical Philology Lab (Laboratorio di Filologia musicale), in the field of research, didactics and “third mission”, this last with special attention to the regional area.
  • Requested teaching duties: the researcher will be charged in performing his didactical activities in the scientific area L-ART/08 (Ethnomusicology), for the bachelor’s degree, the master’s degree and the PhD school of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy, up to a maximum of 90 hours a year. The teaching load must comply with the University Rules in terms of didactic commitment required to the professors and researchers. This educational task is established within the Council of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy, in the planning stage of the didactic activities.
  • The overall annual commitment for carrying out the activities of research, didactics, and student tutorship, in the above-mentioned fields, amounts to 1500 hours per year.
  • The overall annual hours of work for research, teaching and office hours for students within the areas indicated above equal 1,500 hours per year. The teaching activities of the contract holder are defined by the Department Council when it plans the teaching programme, according to the University regulations.
  • Foreign language required: excellent level of English
  • Knowledge of Italian: level adequate to carry out the assigned teaching load;
  • Maximum number of publications to be presented: 15
  • Candidates should apply through the online procedure that University of Trento provides.
  • Application must be submitted online at:
  • Deadline is September 23, 2021 at 13.00 (Italian time zone)
  • This is an English courtesy translation of the original documentation prepared in Italian language. Please consider that only the original version in Italian language has legal value.
  • See also:

University of York: Performing Arts Curator/Associate Lecturer[]

  • Deadline: 19 October 2021
  • Role: You will curate exciting seasons of concerts, performing arts and other cultural events that will inspire students and the wider public, and that will contribute to the University’s research, teaching and public outreach excellence (0.5 FTE). You will manage all aspects of this process, including artist contracts, and will build strong relationships with performing arts and cultural organizations/networks locally and further afield. In addition, you will work as an Associate Lecturer in our new and dynamic area of Creative Business, contributing to our new MA Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries and the BA Business of the Creative Industries (0.5 FTE). You will be able to carry out both roles and will be available to start in January 2022, or soon afterwards.  
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
  • You will have professional experience in the performing arts sector and/or a qualification in arts management
  • You will have a degree related to music or a performing arts/creative industries subject
  • You will have experience in planning, programming and delivering public performing arts events that include concerts
  • You will have an appropriate academic teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • You will be able to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules and programmes related to Creative Business; evidence of successful teaching and student supervision would be an advantage
  • You will ideally have experience – academic or professional/industrial – of management or project leadership, and/or of handling financial or legal business issues
  • You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • You will have a commitment to excellence and collaboration

University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3/CNRS: Postdoc – Vibrotactile mediation for shared musical practice (ANR Staccato)[]

  • Deadline: 09 August 2021
  • The STACCATO project (ANR-19-CE38-0008-05, Vibrotactile mediation for shared musical practice) is an interdisciplinary project falling within the themes of vibrotactile perception and digital and electroacoustic tools allowing its implementation. More precisely, the objectives of the project are 1) to explore the vibrotactile modality as sensory feedback for the perception of the sound event and the gestural control of instrumental interfaces in musical practice with people having or not sensory impairment, 2) to develop a system of vibrotactile signs and analyze its use in context for communication between musicians in collective musical playing situations, 3) to analyze in a comparative manner the functions of the vibrotactile modality for sensory feedback and for codified communication. The originality of the project lies in its aim to combine a technological approach (acoustics, engineering) and a psychological approach to the sensory experience. Another is to bring together teams with complementary skills and expertise in psychology, mechanics and acoustics, music, electroacoustics, digital technologies, signal processing, linguistics and speech analysis (LAM, Lutheries-Acoustique-Musique, UMR 7190, Institut d'Alembert, Sorbonne Université ; Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, IReMus, UMR 3226, Sorbonne Université ; Unité Transversale de Recherche Psychogenèse et Psychopathologie, UTRPP, UR 4403, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord ; ISEN d'Électronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, IEMN, UMR 8520 Lille ; Praxiling, UMR 5267, Université Montpellier 3).
  • This research will be carried out with musicians and non-musicians (with and without sensory impairment). It consists of carrying out semi-structured individual interviews before and after two sessions of individual experimentation with the vibrotactile object. In parallel, two collective experiments with the vibrotactile object will be organized.
  • The mission of the recruited person will consist of: (1) helping to develop the protocol for collective experiments, (2) passing this protocol on to the participants and collecting the audio and video data during the experiment, (3) transcribe the data collected during the completion of this protocol using dedicated software (Praat, Clan, Elan), (4) annotate this data according to the different categories of analysis that will have been determined within the framework of the Staccato project, 5) analyze these data at the quantitative and qualitative levels and 6) disseminate and publish the results of these analyzes in collaboration with the other members of the ANR STACCATO.
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge in the field of linguistics and language data analysis
  • Experience with language data transcription and processing software (e.g. Praat, CLAN, ELAN)
  • Knowledge in the field of music and musicology
  • Experience in setting up experimental studies
  • The candidate must be strongly motivated by work in an interdisciplinary field relating both to the collection of language data in a context of shared musical practice and in the design and implementation of experimental devices.
  • The person recruited will be attached to the Praxiling Laboratory (UMR CNRS 5267) located at the University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3. Praxiling is a research laboratory in language sciences under the double supervision of the CNRS and the University Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3 which is made up of 49 members. The research carried out within the unit is mainly in discourse analysis, these being considered in their concrete conditions of production, that is to say constructed by subjects in interaction and linked to situated practices ("Praxis"). This conception of discourse is the basis of the analysis of linguistic functions and dynamics, developed by the Praxiling unit. Thus, the Praxiling laboratory is made up of linguists, phoneticians and anthropologists whose work is based, for the most part, on the exploitation of written and oral corpora exploited with the help of digital tools. More specifically, the recruited person will work on the research themes of ANR STACCATO (project ANR-19-CE38-0008-05; acronym: STACCATO; title: Vibrotactile mediation for shared musical practice) whose scientific coordinator is Hughes Genevois (LAM, UMR 7190, Institut d'Alembert, Sorbonne University) and the local coordinator for Praxiling Christelle Dodane (MCF HDR in phonetics).
  • Reference: UMR5267-CHRDOD-002
  • Workplace: MONTPELLIER
  • Date of publication: Monday, July 19, 2021
  • Type of Contract: FTC Scientist
  • Contract Period: 24 months
  • Expected date of employment: 4 October 2021
  • Proportion of work: Full time
  • Remuneration: Between 2648,79 and 3054,06€ gross monthly according to experience
  • Desired level of education: PhD

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

American River College (Sacramento, CA): Music (Instrumental) Assistant Professor (January 2022)[]

  • Deadline: 04 October 2021
  • Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position, Beginning on or about January 13, 2022.
  • The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching:
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Survey of Music History & Literature
  • Introduction to Music
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Applied Music
  • Pit Ensemble
  • Music Education
  • Additional duties will include, but are not limited to: Scheduling several performances for each ensemble throughout the academic year.
  • The instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off-campus classes.
  • Minimum Qualifications: 1. Have a Master’s degree in Music; OR, a Bachelor’s degree in Music AND a Master’s degree in Humanities; OR  hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent*. All degrees must be from an accredited institution, completed by January 13, 2022. 2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
  • Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
  • 1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
  • 2. Resume
  • 3. Two letters of recommendation
  • 4. Letter of Interest
  • 5. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
  • Salary: $48,329 to $80,125 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends.

Pasco-Hernando State College (Dade City, FL): Instructor, Humanities (January 2022)[]

  • Deadline: 14 September 2021
  • Overview: Teaches courses as assigned by the Provost, Dean or Associate Dean.  Courses within the College may be taught during the day, evening, weekends, and/or online.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in a humanities-related field from a regionally accredited institution, or a Master's Degree with a least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of the qualifying fields: American Studies; Art; Classical Studies; English; Humanities; Liberal Arts; Liberal Studies; Literature; Music; Philosophy; Religion/Theology; Theatre; Western/Eastern Civilization
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of students. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders. Ability to maintain detailed student records
  • Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2022

Miscellaneous Jobs[]

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

Brown University: Director of Jazz Studies[]

  • Deadline: 01 October 2021
  • Brown University’s Department of Music seeks a full-time Director of Jazz Studies to be appointed at the level of Lecturer. We seek a Director with a vision for how jazz and improvisation can contribute to the education of students in the context of an inclusive liberal arts university and a diverse music department. The Director is responsible for running the big band or large ensemble, forming jazz combos through auditions, organizing combo concerts, coordinating the private instruction of jazz musicians, wind players and percussionists in the Applied Music Program, and teaching two courses per year in jazz history, arranging, improvisation, composition, or theory. The Director manages the ensemble’s budget, mounts two concerts per semester, arranges for guest artists to appear with the big band, coordinates combo concerts, vets admissions applications, and maintains alumni relations. As a full-time, voting faculty member, the Director attends departmental faculty meetings, participates in department administration, and serves as an undergraduate advisor.
  • Qualified applicants will have an advanced degree (M.A., MM., M.F.A., D.M.A., Ph.D.) in Music or equivalent experience, and a record of accomplishments as a performer, composer, or arranger. Candidates with some teaching experience at a university, college, or conservatory and with conducting experience will be strongly preferred. A knowledge of traditional and contemporary jazz styles as well as improvisational practices is required. Applicants should explain in a cover letter what their creative and intellectual work will bring to Brown. A commitment to the goals of Brown’s diversity and inclusion action plan is essential. The initial appointment is for three years, and can be renewed following an evaluation based on the quality of teaching, service, and creative work or scholarship.
  • This position is scheduled to start July 2022; a January 2022 start date may be possible as well.
  • Application Instructions: Please apply for the position through Interfolio. Application requirements include a cover letter responding to the criteria and qualifications for the position, a current CV, 2-3 samples (or links to samples) of creative work (compositions, arrangements, videos, recordings), a syllabus, and the names of three referees who can be contacted at a subsequent stage of candidacy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but best consideration will be given to materials submitted by 1 October.
  • Posted on SEM 9/28

California State University, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of Afro-Latin Music[]

  • Deadline: 09 December 2021
  • Duties: The successful candidate will teach courses related to Afro-Latin Music, including directing the Afro-Latin Ensemble, and teaching Music of Latin America, Advanced Arranging for the Latin Ensemble, and Afro-Latin Rhythm Section Techniques.  The teaching assignment may include History and Literature of Afro-Latin Music and applied music, as well as additional courses or ensembles contingent upon the candidate’s expertise, interest, and department needs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with other faculty as performing and/or composing musicians, and actively participate in the department’s vision to serve the community through workshops and engagement.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1) An earned Master’s Degree in Music from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
  • 2) Evidence of teaching experience.
  • 3) Evidence of professional performing experience in Afro-Latin Music.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1) Evidence of successful teaching experience in related genres, including, but not limited to jazz studies, ethnomusicology, and/or commercial music.
  • 2) Demonstrated composing and arranging skills.
  • 3) Evidence of experience directing an Afro-Latin Ensemble (or equivalent).
  • 4) Evidence of experience creating online course content.
  • 5) Evidence of teaching applied music at the college level as an instrumentalist or vocalist.
  • Required Documentation: Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
  • 1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • 2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  • 3) A curriculum vitae.
  • 4) A list of three professional references.
  • 5) A University Application for Employment Form
  • 6) At least three (3) high-quality audio and/or video performance examples (please embed links or URLs within the application PDF). Performance samples should be representative of the qualifications listed above.
  • 7) One (1) video sample of classroom teaching or a master class (please embed a link).
  • Finalists will be required to submit: Official transcripts. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Review of applications will begin December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Department Chair, Dr. Michael Caldwell, Please type “Department of Music, Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

College of Wooster: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Africana Studies (x3)[]

  • Deadline: 15 September 2021
  • The College of Wooster is pleased to announce a cluster hire in Africana Studies with appointments beginning August 2022. We seek to appoint three tenure-track positions (at least one of which could be at the Associate Professor or Professor level) housed in the Department of Africana Studies. The department welcomes a range of areas of expertise within Africana Studies, which could include, but are not limited to: critical race theory, Black queer theory, Africana religions, Black social and political movements, Africana musicology, Africana popular culture, Black theatre and dance, transnational Black feminisms, Black youth and digital cultures, race and healthcare disparities, and environmental injustice. We welcome scholars who can contribute expertise in African diasporic communities and cultures in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Black Studies, or a related field, have experience teaching about the African Diaspora, and demonstrate their interest in contributing to the general education of the College, including the First-Year Seminar program. An interest in curricular innovation or innovative pedagogical approaches is especially welcome. Candidates will teach the equivalent of five and a half courses, including introductory and advanced courses in Africana Studies, some of which will be cross-listed in other departments and programs, and credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program. Faculty hired into these positions will have the opportunity to collaborate with affiliated faculty teaching in a broad range of other disciplines on campus.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching statement, syllabi, and course evaluations, if applicable) and research (such as research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. *Applications received at by September 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Africana Studies, at Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Lee McBride, Chair of Search Committee, at

Concordia University: Tenure-Track Position in Jazz and Black Studies in Music[]

  • Deadline: 30 November 2021
  • This faculty position centres the intersection of Jazz music (performance, theory and history) and Black Studies in music. At Concordia University, jazz pedagogy goes beyond musical training and fosters human growth by embodying the values of community, democracy, artistry, agency and social change.
  • The role of the Jazz Studies professoriate is to teach a curriculum based on human values, to maintain an active performing/research career, and to fulfill administrative functions. Students are searching for a new paradigm in jazz education that includes diversity of cultural expression, gender equity, mentorship, and an artistic connection to the social/economic changes occurring in society. As an early pioneer in jazz education, we are eager to hire a new colleague to join us in meeting the challenges of the future.
  • Qualifications and assets: The Department of Music is seeking a unique combination of jazz musician with a national/international profile and educator who has made a significant contribution to the musical traditions of jazz both as a researcher and performer. Applicants should possess: a completed doctoral degree in music or in the case of senior performers, a significant body of professional work, preferably in relation to the saxophone, guitar, bass and/or voice, as well as a minimum of two years of university experience or equivalent at pre-professional and professional levels in music.
  • The successful candidate will have an active performance career and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and conducting scholarly and/or practice-based research on the history of jazz and related social issues, particularly as these touch on the African and Black diaspora. In addition, the position requires administrative experience including activities relating to the workings of a healthy jazz program. Administrative duties will include: student recruitment, admissions, academic advising, curriculum management, organizing student performance activities, and evaluating the prestigious Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship competition. A track record of community outreach is an important asset. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French is a considerable strength.
  • How to apply: Applications should be addressed to the Music Department Hiring Committee and submitted electronically to on or before November 30, 2021. For video files, please submit links to a professional website, a YouTube or Vimeo channel. If the link is private, please provide the password. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:
  • cover letter clearly identifying the job title and position code (21_T_MUSI_M);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable) — e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi of courses taught;
  • links to musical examples and performances;
  • links to any relevant research including articles, publications, reviews, recordings, etc.;
  • the names and contact information of three professional referees.
  • All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the Chair of the Department of Music, Dr. Mark Corwin at We anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor for August 1, 2022. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered subject to budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin soon after the application period has closed, and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified, but the department will acknowledge receipt of all submissions to the email provided by each applicant.

CUNY Graduate Center: Deputy Executive Director, RILM[]

  • Deadline: 30 September 2021
  • Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. RILM is committed to representing the world’s knowledge about all musical traditions and to making this knowledge accessible to research and performance communities via digital collections and advanced research and discovery tools. RILM’s collections aim to include the music scholarship of all countries, in all languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries, thereby fostering research in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. RILM is an innovative, entrepreneurial-spirited organization that is well-funded and poised to expand its leadership in support of the world of comprehensive and inclusive music research.
  • Background: This is a newly created position reporting directly to the Executive Director. There is an expectation that, as mutually understood benchmarks and measures are met, the Deputy will assume increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming qualified for promotion to Executive Director.  RILM expects this transitional period to extend for one to two years.
  • Responsibilities: The Deputy Executive Director will assist in the following areas. Depending on the experience the successful candidate brings to the job, related areas of responsibility will be handed over in the first weeks; the rest will develop over time.
  • Setting strategic and operational direction and priorities for the organization
  • Staffing and retention.
  • Developing and maintaining strong professional network
  • Keeping abreast of trends in music research, digital humanities, and scholarly communications, and the evolving needs of the research and performance communities.
  • Hours and location: Full-time (minimum 35 hours/week) position. The RILM Office is at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Remote work is possible. The RILM Deputy Executive Director must reside in and be eligible to work in the USA, and preferably in the New York City region.
  • Other Duties
  • Preparing and presenting/publishing reports for music research communities worldwide, including professional societies and RILM’s boards.
  • Overseeing finances and legal and contractual matters.
  • Supervising approximately six direct reports (senior staff and Office Manager).
  • Maintaining strong relationships with RILM’s distributors and the CUNY Graduate Center administration.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a closely related music research field, with a record of publication and conference presentations. Significant experience supervising staff and managing projects/publications and budgets. Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in RILM’s domain area (music research, libraries, academic/professional publishing, digital humanities) and have a proven track record of success within this domain.  A commitment to the importance of all music and music-related traditions is essential.
  • Application deadline: 30 September 2021 (or until filled)

Dartmouth College: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Leslie Center for the Humanities[]

  • Deadline: 15 September 2021
  • With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth will be accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2022 to the end of Spring 2024. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
  • To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021.
  • We seek candidates for placement in
  • a) The Department of Religion (with preferred specialization in Afro-Caribbean religions, Latin American religions, and/or Mayan/Aztec religion), or
  • b) The Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program (with preferred specialization in the literature, art history/visual culture studies, film, religion, or music of China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia).
  • Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.
  • Terms of Appointment: Fellows are expected to be in residency at Dartmouth during the regular academic year for the full two years of the fellowship, although occasional travel may be approved. Fellows teach one course in their home department(s) or program(s) in the second year of their residency. This course may be offered at any level from introductory to advanced topics that contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and the selection of course will be made in consultation with the home department(s) or program(s). Fellows do not teach basic language courses.
  • The 2021-23 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only $2,500 computer allowance, the use of which must be in adherence with Dartmouth policy.  The terms for the 2022-2024 fellows will be similar.
  • Application and Selection Process
  • Deadlines: The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships will begin on Monday, August 10, 2021.  Applications for the 2022-2024 fellowship must be received via Interfolio on or before September 15, 2021.
  • Applications for Mellon Fellowships are to be submitted via Interfolio.  A link to the posting in Interfolio will be provided here in August 2021.  Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Materials to be submitted by the deadline include the application and all required documents listed in Interfolio. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.
  • Application requirements include a completed application form; three confidential letters of reference; a CV; academic transcripts, and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the candidacy.
  • All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by September 15, 2021 at 12 midnight EST. Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before the deadline, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time. We will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.
  • Application Requirements: Transcripts uploaded to Interfolio technically are considered "unofficial." Uploaded transcripts are required and accepted at the time of application; finalists may be asked to submit official paper transcripts. If your graduate institution does not list grades on transcripts, please provide an explanation in your personal statement.
  • To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021.  Applicants who do not yet have a Ph.D., but expect to complete one by the June 30th that precedes the start date of this fellowship, should submit a letter on institutional letterhead attesting to their anticipated schedule for completion. It may be signed by the advisor, chair of the department, or other relevant faculty member.  Please include this document as part of your transcript.
  • Fellowship applications will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the appropriate Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs.
  • There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Dixie State University: Assistant Professor of Humanities (x2)[]

  • Deadline: 18 October 2021
  • The Department of History, Humanities and Modern Languages at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors with experience teaching interdisciplinary humanities to begin Fall Semester 2022.
  • The Humanities program at Dixie State University aims to foster student understanding of the foundations, central ideas, and expressions of a variety of cultures, value systems, and philosophical perspectives. As such, we are looking for individuals capable of competently participating in a number of disciplines, including philosophy, the arts (including music), art history, religious studies, and global studies. The individuals hired for these positions will be developing and stewarding a number of new courses and programs that work towards integrating the humanities into a larger dialogue with the STEM disciplines. DSU is an open-enrollment teaching institution dedicated to rigorous learning and the enrichment of the professional and personal lives of its students and community. The university has adopted an ambitious new mission built on four pillars: “open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic.” The university is committed to approaching this polytechnic mission as one that supports and fosters the humanities, arts, interdisciplinary learning, and a human-centered approach to technology. The Humanities curriculum is designed to build critical thinking skills through the interdisciplinary study of artistic expression (visual art, literature, film, music, etc.) in different time periods and cultural contexts. Applicants will be expected to be able to fulfill these program objectives by demonstrating an interdisciplinary focus to their learning and research coupled with strong pedagogical skills. Additional information about the Humanities program is found online at
  • Responsibilities: Ability to teach both Western and Non-Western introductory courses in the humanities. Work with the department chair and academic colleagues to develop and/or teach upper-division topics courses in Humanities and at least one of the following disciplines: Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Global Studies. Participate in university and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives. Regularly teach in the University's General Education curriculum. Serve as an advisor/mentor to students. Facilitate service learning and engagement with the community. Work with the department chair, the dean, and other faculty to advance the university's mission, including: Conducting student assessment; Mentoring adjuncts; Performing service for the college and university. Teach 24 credits per academic year as part of base teaching workload. Maintain a research agenda/engagement with your discipline that is appropriate to a teaching university (scholarship of pedagogy and scholarship of discovery are equally valued; scholarship that enhances the faculty member’s teaching is preferred). Fulfill faculty responsibilities including participating in department events and committee meetings, holding regular office hours, and advising students. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: PhD in a discipline applicable to the needs described above (with evidence of a breadth of learning) required. College-level teaching experience in the humanities required with a demonstrated ability to successfully teach courses. Priority will be given to candidates with experience teaching in multiple disciplines. Finalists will be required to demonstrate competence via a teaching demonstration. A background that complements existing faculty specialties. Ability to employ various communication and teaching technologies. Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff and colleagues, both orally and in writing. An eagerness to engage with faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.
  • POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $54,000 - $57,000, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc.
  • ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2021; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application.

Fuller Theological Seminary: William K. Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology & the Arts[]

  • Deadline: Open until filled, review begins 02 August 2021 ("no earlier than 30 days from posting")
  • Fuller Theological Seminary seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as William K. Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology & the Arts, beginning no later than 1 September 2022. The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Mission & Theology (SMT). Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Mission & Theology and the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy (SOPMFT), is a multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to providing indispensable formational education for diverse Christian leaders everywhere. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.
  • Qualifications: 
  • 1. Background: Academic credentials in the relevant areas of worship, theology and the arts including the M.Div. or equivalent and the PhD or equivalent. Can articulate a well-formed, Trinitarian conception of worship, theology, and the arts, and how this theology shapes praxis in multiple contexts. Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean-language programs is a plus. Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
  • 2. Teaching: Ability to teach worship, theology, and the arts in ways that interface with one of the following areas is welcomed: liturgical studies, sacramental theology, homiletics, theological aesthetics, musicology or ethnomusicology. Proven record of effective teaching; the successful candidate will offer core and elective courses and mentor students in the masters and doctoral (professional and PhD) programs. Commitment to thinking theologically/missiologically/psychological about teaching and practicing in ways that speak to established and emerging cultures in the twenty-first-century
  • 3. Research: Capacity to teach worship, theology, and the arts in ways that also draw from and contribute to women’s studies, ethnic studies, Black Church studies, Latina/o theology, or Asian American theology and ministry. Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
  • 4. Administration: Given that work with Fuller’s Brehm Center is one-sixth to one-third of this position’s workload, relevant experience and skills needed include supporting and collaborating with its Executive Director in articulating a theological vision for the Center and developing curriculum, programs, and initiatives for its learners. Ability to offer expertise to and mentor students and learners in the Fuller chapel setting.
  • 5. Alignment with Institutional Commitments: Able to articulate their own experiences of and reflect upon the challenges pertaining to race, gender, and ethnicity, and to handle "difficult dialogues" on these matters in both academic and worship (church) settings. Have the personal, academic, and/or professional development to effectively serve the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse male and female students of the seminary. Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral and other leadership positions. Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statement of faith, community standards and institutional commitments.
  • Rank and Other Considerations: Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience (junior faculty invited to apply). Twelve-month contract. Regular teaching load is six courses per year on the quarter system, although there is a one-course release for Brehm Center administration with this position. Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter. Location in Pasadena, CA, although preferred in Houston, Texas.
  • Date position available: start dates are negotiable but by no later than fall 2022.
  • Application Information: Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Mission & Theology are asked to submit the following materials electronically, using the email address noted below: A letter of interest; A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications; A statement of their commitment and approach to mentoring underrepresented students and women, and that evidences their commitment and efforts toward inclusion and diversity in their teaching; A list of three references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing academic qualifications. Note: references will be contacted once the Search Committee identifies a short list of candidates.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning no earlier than 30 days from posting and continue until the position is filled.
  • Contact information: Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at: Application materials should be submitted electronically to the same email address and uploaded to (follow the prompts to find the position and apply).

Grinnell College: Tenure-track Appointment in Performance and Creativity (Music)[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Performance and Creativity in music or sound art beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (DMA or Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. This is an unprecedented position for which we are prioritizing performers in historically marginalized and under-represented sonic practices. Thus, exceptional creative artists without an advanced terminal degree may also be considered. We seek a colleague whose practice complements the contributions of our current faculty and who uses and teaches experimental, participatory, collaborative, community-based methods, and/or digital practice to engage with issues of social justice or inequality. Performing, teaching, and research interests might include, but are not limited to: music performance, sound art, sound studies, interface and instrument building, improvisation, creative ethnography, and sound design. Artist/scholars whose work engages with the Global South, indigenous North America, or the African diaspora are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses over two semesters, including two course equivalencies in applied instruction; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum); periodically one course will be Introduction to Music Studies (a course that gives students a general overview of a wide variety of perspectives on and approaches to music).  Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at  
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2021. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), links or materials related to their creative work, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Tony Perman, at [] or 641-269-4846.
  • Professional References: We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date. If your references are provided by Interfolio, please use the email address provided by Interfolio instead of your referee’s email address. If you have any questions, please contact Terri Phipps (; 641-269-3460) for assistance.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2021-22

Indiana University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Asian American Studies[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • Applicants sought for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant or associate professor in Asian American studies in a humanities discipline, to begin in fall of 2022.  We will prioritize candidates who have a research profile in literary, film, performance, or cultural studies.  This will be a jointly appointed position in Asian American Studies—which is housed in the Program in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity—and another department to serve as the tenure home.  The ideal candidate will most likely be housed in American Studies, but we are open to other placements and welcome applications from scholars trained across a wide range of humanities-based disciplines.  PhD in hand by August 1, 2022.  The teaching load is 2/2 with course assignments evenly split between the two units.  The successful applicant will teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in Asian American studies as well as more general courses that contribute to both units.  
  • The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.  Applicants should apply online at, including a cover letter; CV; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and three letters of recommendation.  Applications must be complete by November 1, 2021 to receive priority consideration.  
  • Basic Qualifications: Candidates will be prioritized who have a research profile in literary, film, performance, or cultural studies. PhD must be received by August 1, 2022.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Queries can be sent to 
  • Posted on SEM 9/6

Indiana University: Postdoctoral Fellowship(s), Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society[]

  • Deadline: 05 November 2021
  • The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for up to two CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including education, criminal justice, environment, gender/sexualities, public health, and media. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research intersects with African American and African Diaspora Studies, Native and Indigenous Studies, Latino Studies, and/or Asian American Studies. Fellows will be placed in one of IU’s sixteen degree granting schools, and are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published works. CRRES fellowships are designed to advance the careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to research, teach, and connect with mentors and with faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make them competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.
  • Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research, teach one course during each year of residency, and participate in CRRES as well as host department activities and seminars. This two-year position begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on May 31, 2024, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health benefits and $3,000 each year in research support.
  • Basic Qualifications: Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand or a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion and filing by June 30, 2022. Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement describing dissertation project, work in progress, plans for publication, and professional goals; (4) teaching statement; (5) writing sample; (6) diversity statement highlighting contributions to diversity by way of scholarship, pedagogy, and/or community engagement; and (7) three letters of reference.
  • Applications should be submitted online at: Applications received by November 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST will receive full consideration. Cover letters should be addressed to: Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University, Schuessler Institute for Social Research, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.   
  • Posted on SEM 9/6
  • 10/12 Confirmation that while application portal has space for reference contact details (rather than letter uploads), the system will automatically contact listed referees to request letters.

McGill University: Assistant Professor of Black Studies in Media and Technology[]

  • Deadline: 27 October 2021
  • The Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Black Studies in Media and Technology (tenure-track). The candidate must demonstrate outstanding research and publication potential, relevant teaching experience or potential, and a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse intellectual communities.
  • We welcome candidates working in Black Studies as it intersects with one or more of the following areas: media studies, digital culture and/or internet research, cultural studies, science and technology studies, music and sound studies, film studies, infrastructure studies, and gender and sexuality studies. We welcome research and teaching concentrations that could include but are not limited to: Black digital culture and counterpublics; cultural studies of the Black diaspora; Black diasporic expressive cultures; anti-colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial theory and methods; environmental humanities; media histories; feminist, queer and transgender studies; disability studies; and production studies. Black scholars, and scholars working with anti-oppressive research frameworks and methods, broadly conceived, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, develop curriculum in their areas of expertise, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department and university. We prefer that applicants have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.
  • Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances. The position start date is August 1, 2022. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three referees, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (for example: sample course syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations), and two writing samples (20-30 pages). All materials must be submitted electronically. Full review of applications will begin on 27 October 2021. After that date, we will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to take place online in December 2021. Inquiries may be sent to the Chair of the search, Carrie Rentschler (
  • Knowledge of French is an asset. English is the language of instruction at McGill.

New York University Abu Dhabi: Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Professor (Tenure Track / Open Rank)[]

  • Deadline: 24 October 2021, but review begins immediately
  • The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank, multi and interdisciplinary, full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty position. We seek a scholar and educator whose scholarship and experiences bridge the studies of places, movements and environments with the Arts and Humanities focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian Ocean world. The scholarship of applicants should encompass Cultural Theory, Anthropology and Ethnography, Music, Migration and Human Geographies. The ideal candidate must have a strong publication record suitable for tenure at New York University. Commitment to teaching excellence, supervision of BA, MA and PhD students, and strong record of service to their current and previous institution are required. Applicants should also have experience in higher-level administration including expanding undergraduate programs and developing graduate programs and directing departments. We seek a colleague who will lead our students in investigations that intertwine art practices and scholarly disciplines. NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.
  • Qualifications: This position requires a PhD in either or a combination of the following fields: Cultural Theory, Anthropology and Ethnography, Migration and Human Geographies. Fluency in Arabic and other languages is strongly desired.
  • Application Instructions To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy and Statement
  • Research Profile and Plans
  • Scholarly and other Portfolio
  • Teaching Syllabi
  • Three confidential letters of reference that will be uploaded directly to Interfolio by your referee.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be interviewed in the Fall 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2022-2023.
  • For questions about this position, please email

Pomona College: Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2022.
  • This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies.
  • This postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please submit a letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendations by November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST to

Stony Brook University: College of Arts and Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Fellow[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021, but review begins 30 September 2021
  • Stony Brook University invites applications for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows Program (2022/2023), a full-time, 12 month, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level at the annual salary of $ 70,000 including full benefits to commence Fall 2022. The fellow will be a part of a mentored research environment and, with a successful and demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity, will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University after two years.
  • The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Studio Art (digital), Asian and Asian American Studies (Korean American), Economics, Geosciences, Psychology (clinical), Political Science, Music, Sociology or Chemistry. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to inclusion, diversity and equity, excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Department they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities.
  • We are interested in scholars with the potential to offer a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in these particular areas of interest: critical race theory, globalization, health disparities, sustainability/climate justice, aging, racial justice. Multiple fellows will be hired so this list reflects a broad swath of interest for a pool of fellows.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2022 and 9/1/2022 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.
  • Application Instructions: A complete application will consist of six items, including the required Application form: 1) a cover letter that indicates the department applying for and addresses the criteria for the position, 2) CV, 3) sample of representative scholarly work (no more than 3 publications), 4) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement 5) research statement, 6) teaching statement, In addition, three letters of reference should be requested and submitted through the Interfolio portal.
  • Review of applicant files will begin on September 30, 2021 and will continue until job posting closes October 15, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

University of California, Irvine: Chicano/Latino Studies Assistant Professor[]

  • Deadline: 15 October 2021
  • The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.
  • We seek outstanding scholars of the Latina/o/e/x experience and particularly invite applications from scholars whose research, teaching, and service address Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity, broadly or specifically construed (e.g., Afro-Latinidad, Central America, LGBT, indigenous, and multi-racial identities). The UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit and we welcome scholars who examine aspects of Latina/o/e/x heterogeneity via a broad range of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, arts, and/or ethnic studies (e.g., anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, Latina/o/e/x cultural production and performance, etc.).
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate will produce nationally recognized research, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, obtain independent or collaborative research funding, and provide professional service to the program, the university, and/or the community.
  • The position is offered at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses in their field of specialization and contribute to the overall research and pedagogical goals of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies. See department website at:
  • Completed applications must include: a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, up to three publications, and three letters of reference by the deadline. A separate diversity statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Spanish language proficiency is regarded favorably.
  • The Department will begin to review applications on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted through the University of California, Irvine RECRUIT utility at Inquiries can be directed to the Department Manager, Debbie Michel: e-mail:; phone: [824-1424|(949) 824-1424].

University of Illinois at Chicago: Head of Music (Associate/Full Professor) - Department of Music[]

  • Deadline: 08 December 2021
  • The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a distinguished artist and/or scholar with strong leadership skills for the position of Head of Music beginning August 2022.
  • The Head will work with the faculty and administration to realize the mission of the School of Theatre and Music, support and build music degree programs, and enhance the visibility of the Department of Music. In addition to overseeing management of the department in consultation with the Director of the School (degree programs, course timetables, budgets, etc.), the Head will maintain an active research and/or performance profile and will teach a reduced load in their area of expertise.  
  • This position will be a full-time nine-month appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Interviews are expected to take place mid to late January 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree (DMA, PhD) or equivalent record of professional accomplishments; significant scholarly and/or artistic distinction and recognition within candidate’s area of specialty; an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching; substantial academic administrative experience; proven success thinking strategically and working collaboratively to build academic programs; a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in curriculum, the classroom, and the field; and a high level of interpersonal skills and professionalism. Desirable areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: music education, performance, conducting, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Preferred qualifications include leadership experience with facility renovation and arts building projects, as well as music education licensure.
  • For fullest consideration, applications must be received by December 8, 2021. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the UIC job board at Questions may be directed to Prof. Yayoi Uno Everett at

University of South Dakota: Director of the National Music Museum[]

  • Deadline: 20 August 2021
  • The University of South Dakota and the Board of Trustees of the National Music Museum are seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the Director of the National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota (USD). Requires a professional with the stature and track record to fulfill all responsibilities of the Director’s job, including:
  • Provide administrative and academic leadership for the Museum, working collaboratively with its Board, staff, and the College of Fine Arts to continue the growth and development of the Museum as a world leader in outreach, research, education, and preservation of the history of musical instruments.
  • Work with the board and consultants to administer a major capital campaign.
  • Work with staff, trustees and university administration to fund and complete permanent exhibition design and installation.
  • Work to ensure the completion of the off-site storage facility in Vermillion.
  • Raise funds for annual operations, including increasing membership and grant funding.
  • Implement strategic plan and report progress to board and staff.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the university campus and its education programs.
  • Oversee the continuation of successful museum offerings and the development of new programs and exhibitions.
  • Work with and engage a Board of thirty-two members.
  • Manage a professional staff of twelve.
  • Oversee high standards for the care, display, and interpretation of important collections and loans.
  • Develop and monitor the $2M annual budget.
  • Work with staff and the marketing committee to enhance marketing of the museum as a world-class institution and destination.
  • Manage the renovated and expanded museum facility (32,000 square feet) and the off-site Center for Preservation and Research (23,000 square feet).
  • Foster a professional and collegial environment.
  • Oversee the Master of Music degree program in the History of Musical Instruments (a prestigious program and the only one in the US, from which the musical-instrument curators at the Metropolitan Museum in NY and the MFA in Boston and other curators have graduated).
  • Qualifications: Academic credentials: graduate degree in the field of musicology, museum studies, ethnomusicology, arts administration, or business required. At least five years of experience in museum administration, music administration, or other non-profit organization administration preferred. Experience with non-profit fundraising for operations and capital, including private-donor gifts, grant-writing, and membership development giving at a scale appropriate to this museum is preferred. College teaching and museum-curation experience are desirable. Knowledge of and passion for music history and for rare and historical musical instruments desirable. People skills to engage the Board, membership, donors, and the public, and to serve as the face of the Museum desirable.
  • This position is a full-time, twelve month administrative job with the salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. USD offers a benefits package and the NMM and USD offer travel budget to attend conferences and maintain national/international contacts. The person in this position reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
  • Applications will only be accepted on-line at The application should include the following: application letter, resume, philosophy of administration and educational development at a museum, names and contact information of five current references, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Review of applications will begin August 20th 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Texas at Austin: Associate or Full Professor in Expanding Approaches to American Arts[]

  • Deadline: 01 November 2021
  • The College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks multiple, tenured, senior colleagues (associate or full professor rank) with a focus in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and research-based practice in visual, media-based, and performing arts of the United States. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.  We are specifically invested in deepening our engagement with underrepresented archives and repertoires within the United States, inclusive of perspectives from Indigenous, Afrodiasporic, Mexican American and LatinX, Asian American and Pacific Islander. The committee welcomes transnational, hemispheric, circum-Atlantic, and global frameworks and methodologies.
  • This interdisciplinary cohort hire is intended to impact the curricula, research profiles, and culture of more than one department/school in the College of Fine Arts. They will introduce innovations to the study of artistic expression that intersect with complementary disciplines; for example, religious studies, ethnography/anthropology, practice as research, new media/genre studies, technological arts and ethics, science and art, cultural/race/ethnic studies, disability studies, and transnational studies. We invite applications from academics and practitioners whose teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and/or service explore forms of artistic and creative practice not necessarily aligned with traditional institutions or methodologies. We encourage applications from members of groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
  • Required Qualifications:​​​​​​ Terminal degree in field. Established national/international record of research and professional practice with focus on cross-disciplinary approaches in the arts. A record of working productively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities. Hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Desired Qualifications: Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Sustained personal engagement with underrepresented communities and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level. Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship. A demonstrated capacity to work across artistic disciplines
  • Application Instructions: To apply for the position, please submit the following by November 1, 2021 to Interfolio by clicking on the Apply Now button:
  • A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and interest in, the position, including discussion of your most significant research/creative/professional, teaching, and service activities in cross-disciplinary arts research or practice; your experience advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice in the arts; and a vision for what innovative teaching or other professional activities you hope to offer the College of Fine Arts
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional résumé (please include live links to publications, if applicable);
  • A link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent work (if applicable)
  • Contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists).  
  • Questions about the application process may be directed to; questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search committee chair Prof. John Yancey at
  • Posted on SEM 9/6

University of Utah: Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Honors College[]

  • Deadline: 15 November 2021
  • The Honors College at the University of Utah invites applicants for a core faculty position. Honors faculty positions are renewable and on-going, with highly competitive salaries and outstanding benefits.
  • We are seeking an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) for a three-year initial appointment to teach Intellectual Traditions and argumentative writing. Designed to help students develop skills in critical reading and ask fundamental questions about the human experience, Intellectual Traditions courses stimulate intellectual curiosity though a shared pedagogical experience centered around diverse primary texts. By exploring the continuum of ideas that have shaped human thought and experience across eras and cultures, students are able to reconsider their present understanding and perspectives in a new and richer context.
  • Both our Intellectual Traditions and argumentative writing courses are meant to give students practice asking important questions, to encourage them to engage deeply with one another and with evidence, and to broaden their exposure to perspectives other than their own.
  • This full-time (9 month) teaching-centered position includes a 3/3 course load and the service that all Honors faculty provide in support of the college’s mission. While all Honors faculty are encouraged to maintain scholarly profiles, renewal and promotion are contingent on teaching performance and overall contribution to the Honors community.
  • Position start date is August 1, 2022.
  • Qualifications: Applicants from any discipline in the humanities (or a related field) will be considered. Successful candidates will bring particular disciplinary expertise, but will also be comfortable with and excited about the opportunity to teach broadly scoped courses in context of our diverse liberal arts curriculum. We are especially interested in applications from candidates whose interests are global, non-western, and/or speak to the experiences of historically marginalized people.
  • Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. before the position start date. Applicants who are ABD will be asked to supply a letter from their dissertation director attesting that the degree will be awarded before July 1, 2022.
  • Candidates should be highly successful teachers (experience teaching independently is strongly preferred), committed to the work of developing a diverse curriculum and student body, creative in their pedagogy, and able to communicate their disciplinary interests within a broad humanistic curriculum. 
  • Complete applications will contain:
  • (i) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s teaching and research interests, as well as their potential contribution to the Honors College, both as a teacher and community member;
  • (ii) a curriculum vitae;
  • (iii) the names and contact information of three referees;
  • (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy (400-600 words);
  • (v) a statement describing the candidate’s past, present, and future commitments to diversity (400-600 words). Candidates should be sure to describe what they see as their potential contribution to equality, equity, and inclusion, particularly within the context of the Honors College’s own commitment to anti-racist action;
  • (vi) a syllabus for a themed course in Intellectual Traditions that conforms to the principles described above (sample syllabi from past courses and more information about the Intellectual Traditions framework can be found here);
  • (vii) a syllabus for a lower-division course in critical thinking and argumentative writing for students of diverse majors;
  • (viii) a 20 – 30 page writing sample (double-spaced) evidencing innovative scholarship (published work encouraged).
  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021.
  • Special Instructions for Candidates: Candidates please submit your materials for writing samples as follows:
  • (vi) a syllabus for a themed course in IT as Writing Sample I
  • (vii) a syllabus for lower division as Writing Sample II
  • (viii) a 20 – 30 page innovative scholarship as Writing Sample III
  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Please send inquires via email to Cindy Braegger at:

Washington University in St. Louis: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowship[]

  • Deadline: 07 December 2021
  • Washington University in St. Louis announces the twenty-first year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2022, and no earlier than June 30, 2018) who have not previously held a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship for a position as Fellow.
  • In September 2022, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary. The Fellowship salary for 2021-2022 is $57,750; the salary for 2022-2023 will be set in early 2022. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their fellowship, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD, DPhil, DMA or DFA in hand by June 30, 2020 or no earlier than June 30, 2015.
  • Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to reviewers in other disciplines), a brief proposal for a broadly encompassing interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at  Please email us at with additional questions.
  • Submit materials by December 7, 2021.
  • Posted on AMS-L 9/15.
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022

Westmont College: Adams Endowed Chair of Music & Worship[]

  • Deadline: None listed, posted 10 September 2021
  • The Department of Music at Westmont College invites applications for an endowed Chair and senior faculty position with the charge to teach in areas of expertise within the Music Department, provide vision and leadership for the music program including curricular, long-term faculty development and performance domains, work with the Campus Pastor to enhance the worship and spiritual life of the campus, develop relationships with external arts organizations, partner with the Office of Admissions to implement effective recruiting strategies for musicians, and collaborate with the college Office of Advancement to build on the successful history of donor and financial development for the music program. The position may also include the responsibilities of the Department Chair depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate and the will of the Department.
  • The teaching area(s) may include major ensemble leadership (including choral or orchestral), Opera, Musicology, Liturgics, or an applied area. Successive full-time and adjunct positions will be determined based on the area(s) of expertise brought to this position by the successful candidate.
  • As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this heritage.  Applicants should also share our commitment to greater inclusion of underrepresented groups in a field that would benefit greatly from such diversity.
  • Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. L. Steve Butler at

Part-time / Adjunct Positions[]

Blinn College (Bryan, TX): Part-Time Faculty - Music (Jan 2022) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 27 September 2021)

  • "Preferred Experience and Training: 1- Ability to teach Music Appreciation, History of Rock and Roll, any other MUSI classes. 2- College level teaching experience desirable. 3- Online teaching experience"

Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (Martinsburg, WV): Adjunct - Music (Spring 2022) (No deadline listed)

  • "The School of Professional Studies and University Transfer (PSUT) is looking for a student-centered individual to teach MUSC 111 (Music Appreciation) course in Spring 2022 at the BRCTC Main Campus."

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): Lecturer in Music, Spring 2022 (Early Music Ensemble Director) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 30 September 2021)

California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA): Music History/Musicology - Part-Time Lecturer (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 27 September 2021)

Florida Gateway College (Lake City, FL): Adjunct Instructor, Music (Deadline: 08 October 2021)

  • "Applicants should have a Doctorate or Master's degree in Music History, or a Master's degree and 18 graduate hours in Music/Music History."

Ivy Tech Community College (Lawrenceville, IN): Adjunct Faculty - Music Appreciation (Online) (Deadline: None listed, posted 30 September 2021)

  • 10/8 this position is no longer available; apparently the deadline to apply was October 7, 2021 (thought that was not listed in the original posting)

Luther College (Regina, SK): Sessional Opportunities for the Winter 2022 Semester (Deadline: 30 July 2021)

  • Available courses include: Music 100: Introduction to Music; Music History 203: Music History Survey-Middle Ages to Baroque; Music History 305: History of Canadian Music

McGill University (Montreal, QC): Course Lecturer Positions - Department of Music Research - Winter 2022 (Deadline: 15 October 2021)

  • Courses available include MUAR-382-001: Introduction to World Music and MUAR-393-001: Intro to Jazz, among others.

National University (San Diego, CA): Adjunct Faculty - General Education - Music (Deadline: None listed, posted 16 September 2021)

  • "We are looking for professors who can teach courses in music history and fundamentals as well as world music. ... Note: This part-time Adjunct Faculty position will be teaching 4-week courses online and onsite in San Diego"

Penn State Altoona (Altoona, PA): Part Time - Music - Adjunct Instructor (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 24 September 2021)

  • "Teaching responsibilities include one 3-credit course in Music 005, Introduction to Western Music."

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Somerset, PA): Adjunct Music Instructor (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 05 October 2021)

  • "Candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Music on Monday and Wednesday from 12:15-1:30pm at our Somerset Center."

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ): Adjunct Professor in Music (Musicology) (Deadline: None listed, posted 22 September 2021)

  • "Ramapo College of New Jersey is seeking an Adjunct Professor to teach “Music in Asia” in the undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program for the Spring 2022 semester."

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 547 .1 Vocal Literature II (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 July 2021)

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Part-Time Faculty: MHL 557 Survey of Choral Literature I (Spring 2022) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 July 2021)

University of Calgary (Calgary, AL): Sessional Instructor, School of Creative and Performing Art, Music

  • MUSI 306.06: Topics in Music and Popular Culture - Topic 6: Progressive Rock, Course Dates: January 10 - April 12, 2022

UCLA (Los Angeles, CA): Director of Indo-Persian Music (.5 FTE) (Deadline: 27 August 2021)

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI): Lecturer I, Arts and Ideas - Winter 2022 (Deadline: 14 October 2021)

  • "The Residential College Arts and Ideas Program is seeking to hire a part time Lecturer I to teach a course on performing arts practices in Indonesia for the Winter 2022 semester."

University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education (Oxford, UK): Part-time Tutor - Music (Deadline: 01 December 2021)

University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN): Adjunct Faculty in Music, Dougherty Family College (Spring 2022) (Deadline: 15 October 2021)

  • "We seek a faculty member who can teach three Understanding Music and Culture courses in Spring 2022 semester (starting January 31, 2022). The successful candidate should be available to teach in-person the following three cohorts/sections.
    • Cohort 4-  Mondays 9:00 am-11:00 am & Thursdays 9:00 am-11:00 am
    • Cohort 5- Wednesdays 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm & Fridays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • Cohort 6- Wednesdays 9:00 am- 11:00 am & Fridays 9:00 am-11:00 am
  • This is a non-tenure track position.  The compensation range is $5,900-6,100 per course sections (depending on education and experience)."

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): MU141 - Introduction to Community Music (Winter 2022) (Deadline: 27 October 2021)

Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON): MU343 - Public Musicology (Winter 2022) (Deadline: 27 October 2021)


Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2021-22 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.
  • 4. My anon email is 5120janon at gmail, and I welcome comments and questions about the wiki and its moderation this year. I'm not a musicologist of any type and am not (and will not be) on the market myself, but I have a professional interest in the ethno/musicology job market and have been moderating the wiki for going on seven years.

Other Positions of Interest[]

This section is for non-academic/non-teaching jobs that may be of interest to the readers of this page. The date listed is when the listing was added to this page.

Wiki Counter: (check all that apply)[]

  • I am a musicologist: 11
  • I am an ethnomusicologist: 3
  • I am a little of both: 2
  • I am a theorist:
  • I am currently in a TT position: 1
  • I am currently in a VAP/Lecturer position: 2
  • I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow: 2
  • I am currently adjuncting: 3
  • I am between positions/currently unemployed in academia: 3
  • I am ABD: 5
  • I am a recent PhD: 8
  • I am a no-longer-so-recent PhD: 2
  • I was denied tenure and am back on the market:
  • I am a senior tenured scholar looking for a better position:
  • I am a tenured or tenure-track professor whose position has been cut:
  • I am working outside of the academy: 3
  • I am not on the market but am an interested observer: 2
  • I am a member of a search committee:
  • I am committed to actively organizing to take power in my workplace to end the hyperexploitation of contingent faculty & students, particularly through joining & supporting my campus unions, engaging in solidarity actions with union campaigns, & refusing to cross picket lines for talks, conferences, or other: 5