Research Associate and Lecturer in Music

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-01
Req: R0004360

The Department of Music at the University of Virginia invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship.

Teaching duties include three courses across the two-semester academic year. These courses will include instruction in music history and music theory within the undergraduate music major, but may also include seminars in the Critical and Comparative Studies PhD program. The Research Associate will also have the opportunity to present their research within the department and, more broadly, within relevant contexts within the University.  The appointment begins August 25, 2019 and the salary is $47,500 plus full benefits.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a completed PhD in a music-related field at the time of appointment and a commitment to and experience in teaching both music history and music theory at the undergraduate major level, especially within a liberal arts environment. In addition, they should have an exciting research agenda that complements work done within the department.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at and attach a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience in both music theory and music history, a current curriculum vitae, a course description and syllabus—a maximum of two pages in total—for a music course that you have already taught, or would like to teach, and a sample article or scholarly work of approximately twenty-five pages in length.

Please also have three recommenders email confidential letters of recommendation to Kim Turner, [email protected] 

Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

This is a one-year academic appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional one-year increment, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Michael J. Puri at [email protected] .

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at [email protected].

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 5/22/2019
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