Job - University of California, Riverside: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

30 Sep 2014 7:30 PM | Anonymous

Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology 

The Department of Music at the University of California Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in ethnomusicology (open specialization) with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We seek a dynamic scholar of the highest intellectual, creative, and pedagogical potential to contribute to an active and expanding department that includes a vibrant PhD program, dual undergraduate majors in Music and Music and Culture, and a variety of performance ensembles. The successful candidate’s research and teaching specializations will complement and/or extend existing program strengths in Southeast Asian, Asian American, and Latin American musics, while also enhancing interdisciplinary connections with other UCR programs including Anthropology, Dance, Media and Cultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. A commitment to ethnography with significant fieldwork experience, expertise in contemporary cultural theory (broadly defined), and a demonstrated interest in emerging subfields such as sound studies and popular music studies are all desirable. 

DUTIES: Establish a record of professional excellence through innovative scholarship and publication; teach diverse interdisciplinary music courses, including broad undergraduate surveys, focused courses in the area of specialization, and graduate seminars targeting contemporary topical, theoretical, and methodological issues in ethnomusicology; mentor theses and dissertations; and service, including advising, committee membership, and public outreach. 

Applicants must be ABD at time of application. Ph.D. will be required at time of appointment on July 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must apply online at A complete application includes cover letter, CV, research sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 20, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. 

For questions contact: Jonathan Ritter: 

The Department of Music is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on the Riverside campus of the University of California and offers the bachelor’s degree (BA) in music or music and culture, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees (with emphases in composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology). Departmental offices, classrooms, and performance spaces are located in the ARTS Building. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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