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Professor of Musicology/ Director of the American Music Research Center

Job description

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Musicology and Director of the American Music Research Center. Appointment to begin August 2018.


We seek an outstanding scholar of American music, broadly defined. Duties of this appointment include teaching courses in historical musicology or ethnomusicology and directing the American Music Research Center (AMRC). The Director will serve as Editor-in-Chief of the American Music Research Center Journal, advise University Libraries on acquisition and collection matters, oversee the organization of AMRC festivals and events, actively work with the College of Music advancement team in AMRC fundraising, preside over the AMRC's advisory board, supervise the AMRC staff assistant and student assistants, and provide a vision for continued growth. Teaching duties include three courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as student advising. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and a significant national and international presence, as well as participating in college, university, and professional service.

Rank / Salary / Benefits / Start Date:

  • Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position; possibility of entering with tenure)
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
  • Appointment begins August 21, 2018.

College of Music Overview:

Founded in 1920, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study, uniquely combining advanced musical and musicological training with professionally oriented experiences and the rich resources of a leading research university. Active as award-winning professional performers, composers and scholars, College of Music faculty members are committed to helping students develop their talents and succeed in their chosen musical endeavors. The College offers seven undergraduate and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, along with an array of interdisciplinary opportunities, including certificates in music technology and entrepreneurship.

The Musicology area of the University of Colorado Boulder, well regarded nationally and internationally, offers a BA Musicology - World Musics degree, BM Musicology, and Ph.D. in Musicology. Ten dynamic faculty scholars, with research trajectories in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology, emphasize an integrated core of courses for all Musicology students. Professors and areas of expertise include Drs. Carlo Caballero, 19th- and 20th-Century Music, Historiography, Aesthetics, Ballet, Textual Criticism; Jay Keister, Japanese Music, Ethno-Aesthetics, Popular Music; Rebecca Maloy, Western Plainsong, Early Medieval Liturgy and Ritual, Medieval Music Theory; Austin Okigbo, African Studies, Medical Ethnomusicology; Thomas L. Riis, American Music and American Musical Theater, AMRC; Brenda M. Romero, Latin American and Native American Musics, World Music Theories, Ethnochoreology; Laurie Sampsel, Early American Psalmody, 20th-Century Britain, Research and Bibliography; Robert Shay, 17th- and 18th-Century English Music; Jeremy L. Smith, English Renaissance Music and Politics, Contemporary Popular Music; and Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, Nordic Music, Neofascism and Radical Nationalism.

The American Music Research Center is a joint venture between the College of Music and the University Libraries devoted to discovering, sharing, and preserving American music of all kinds. Its centerpiece is a celebrated repository of rare publications and manuscripts-housed in and curated by the Libraries-that includes significant resources in early American sacred music, the Silent Film Era, and the Swing Era, along with the region's most important collection of manuscripts and other materials devoted to Colorado and the American West. The Center produces a journal, sponsors lectures, symposia, concerts, and other events, and promotes scholarship into American Music through a variety of channels, including fellowships that bring scholars to campus to conduct research in our unique collections. Further information is available at http://www.colorado.edu/amrc/

Located at the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder offers an unparalleled picturesque university setting, an inspiring higher education environment, year-round outdoor activities, and close proximity to the amenities of Boulder and Denver. In 2020, the College of Music will celebrate its centenary with the opening of a new wing, which will house new rehearsal and performance spaces to accommodate Musicology's World Music ensembles.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in music and will have an established record of published research, commensurate with his or her career stage. A substantial record of university teaching experience and at least two years of administrative, archival, or curatorial experience are strongly preferred.


The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected].

Special Instructions to Applicants:All applications received by November 1st will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Rebecca Maloy, Chair
Musicology - AMRC Director Search
[email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:In order to complete your application to this position, please complete the following 2-step application process:

  • Complete this CU Careers online application process for this position. A CV and cover letter will be required.
  • Within 48 hours of submitting this online application, you will then be notified via email to submit the contact information for three professional references.

  • Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Boulder

    Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10362 - College of Music

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Sep 20, 2017

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Rebecca Maloy, Chair of the Musicology-AMRC Director Search

    Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

    Position Number: 00159182





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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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