Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Greensboro, NC
Oct 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 13954

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The UNCG School of Music, part of the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology to join the graduate faculty of the Music Studies Department.

Teach three courses per semester; offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise, including: American music, music cultures of the world, topics/area courses, and graduate seminars. Serve on graduate and dissertation committees. The UNCG School of Music seeks applications from candidates who will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural diversity and who are committed to advancing inclusion and equity.

The UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts, a member of NASM since 1938, is the only institution in North Carolina offering comprehensive degrees in music and music education from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Over 70 faculty members teach a music student body of c. 600 majors. For years, the School's alumni have distinguished themselves in important professional positions throughout the world while its justly renowned student ensembles continue to perform frequently in prestigious state, regional, and international settings. Since 1999, the School of Music has occupied a new state-of-the-art building that affords students and faculty an outstanding environment for all aspects of music study and performance.

Greensboro, equidistant between Atlanta and Washington, DC, between the mountains and the seashore, has recently been designated an All-American City. Greensboro is extremely arts-oriented and, along with its sister cities in the "Triad" (Winston-Salem and High Point), provides a vital cultural stimulus to the entire Piedmont region and state of North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology or a related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in teaching at the university level
  • Ongoing research activity with strong record of (or potential for) publication
  • Ability to lead an ensemble is an asset but not required

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit all materials electronically.
Please provide:
Applicants must include:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. One-page description of research
4. One-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy
5. Names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Music Performance - 12611

Job Open Date 10/06/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/20/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents

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