The Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School invite applications for a joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Sacred Music Studies with an emphasis on Christian traditions. The Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. Yale Divinity School provides an ecumenical environment in which students are prepared for ordained and lay ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional careers, including additional advanced degrees in academic and professional schools, not-for-profit work, and public service.
Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and should have strong potential as an instructor and researcher. The subfield is open and can include ethnomusicology, music history, or music theory and is not limited by musical tradition or geography, though preference will be given to candidates with expertise in African, Asian/Asian American, Indigenous, Latinx or Middle-Eastern Christian traditions. Knowledge of the theology/history of Christianity and strong commitment to theological education are also expected.
The successful candidate would teach two courses per term, and would participate in advising, and other service opportunities in both ISM and YDS. Some team-teaching with other areas in the ISM is expected, and teaching courses in units beyond ISM and YDS is also possible.
A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/99569. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.