Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-18
Req: R0003108
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Music at Wake Forest University seeks a dynamic teacher and scholar to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology (full-time, one year), to begin in fall 2021. The course load for this position is three courses per semester. The successful candidate may be asked to teach introductory-level undergraduate survey courses chosen from the following areas, pending student enrollment and applicant expertise: modern popular music, American music, Western classical music, music and gender, and Black diasporic musical traditions. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are especially welcome. Evidence of successful teaching of undergraduate level students or equivalent graduate training is desired; doctorate or ABD in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field is required.

Job Description:

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. The University is consistently ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Wake Forest offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following: 1) a current CV; 2) a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; 3) current contact information for three references. Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds in a liberal arts context. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by March 15 , 2021. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Dr. Peter Kairoff, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7345, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time