Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Music

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Position  Details

Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Music School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Music Position Description

The Department of Music seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology, with a global perspective on music and expertise in critical approaches to historiography and/or popular music. Ideally, the scholar in this position will be able to move between the spheres of musicology and ethnomusicology and will do at least some of their research beyond the Western European canon and/or will have a critical perspective on that tradition. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. 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

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7138). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 28, 2016; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. 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.
6. One publication or unpublished writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, including footnotes.

Contact Information

Professor Anne Shreffler, Search Committee
Harvard University Department of Music
3 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email evakim@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents