Asst Professor in Musicology, Specialization in Music before 1750

University of North Texas

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Asst Professor in Musicology, Specialization in Music before 1750


UNT-Music Hist, Thry, & Ethnomusic-134360


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ORP Eligible

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Department Summary:

Located in Denton, Texas and close to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the University of North Texas is a Carnegie Tier-One research institution and a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI). We offer extensive teaching support through the Center for Learning Experimentation, Application and Research (CLEAR).We offer fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and are home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, musicology, music theory, performance, performing arts health, and popular/commercial music. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts, lectures, recitals, and master classes annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the world in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide range of music professions. Faculty are expected to relocate to the DFW Area.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas College of Music and the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology invite applications for a tenure-track position in music history specializing in music of any kind before 1750 at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2024. The Division encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to through teaching, research, and service. We are a collegial group of scholars who seek to complement our current pool of expertise.

Duties will include:Research: maintain a dynamic scholarly profile through research and peer-reviewed publications on any musical tradition or repertoire before 1750.Teaching: recruit, retain, and mentor graduate students in musicology; teach and develop graduate seminars in music history that complement existing course offerings and reflect the candidates’ expertise; teach period courses (pre-1400, 1400-1600, 1600-1700) at the Master’s level; teach undergraduate courses, including the pre-1750 Western music history survey; opportunities to teach seminars for the Bachelor of Arts in Critical Studies in Music and Society; serve on graduate advisory committees (MA, PhD, and DMA).Service: participate on divisional/college/university committees; serve on committees and boards of appropriate professional organizations; perform other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in musicology or a related discipline at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated potential for research in musicology
  • Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant
  • Strong commitment to and evidence of collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engagement with emerging methodologies that complement those of current music history faculty
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Interest in securing funding for – and developing – innovative, creative, and transformative research projects through UNT’s own initiatives and external sources
  • Interest in contributing to UNT’s BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

music history specializing in music of any kind before 1750

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita, and list of names and contact information of three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage of the search. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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