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Assistant /Associate Professor of Music History/Ethnomusicology

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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The Asst./Assoc. Professor of Music History/Ethnomusicology will report to the Chair of Music.  He/she will teach the western music history sequence and world music.  Additional teaching responsibilities may include other courses within the candidate’s areas of expertise.  One is expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment activities, promoting the department within the state and nationally, committee service, grantsmanship and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.


A graduate degree in Music History/Ethnomusicology or related field is required.  A competed doctorate is required for a tenure track appointment and the rank of Assistant Professor. ABD will be considered.  The successful candidate will be expected to continue a research agenda and participate in service activities.  Administrative experience and or expertise in music technology is helpful, but not required. Experience working with diverse student populations and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


SALARY:  Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website: (, to include uploading a current curriculum vita. Send a letter of application, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three professional references to:


Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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