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Assistant Professor of Musicology

Employer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Department:

Music - 310300

Posting Open Date:

09/26/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Assistant Professor of Musicology

Appointment Type:

Faculty

Vacancy ID:

FAC0004738

Full-time/Part-time:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:

40

FTE:

1

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications

Proposed Start Date:

07/01/2024

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The Department of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill offers a BMus and BA in Music and an MA and Ph.D. in Musicology for undergraduate and graduate students. Our educational mission is to teach music majors, provide general music courses for non-major students, and guide graduate students as researchers and teachers. We serve the public by presenting performances and academic lectures by students, faculty, and guest artists and scholars. We offer over one hundred concerts and recitals each year. We have a state-of-the-art auditorium which includes recording (audio and video) capabilities as well as lighting and sound systems. We have a total of 60 full-time and part-time faculty who teach approximately 2500 students during the academic year and another 200 during summer school. Throughout teaching, research, and creative activities we share music’s multiplicity of forms and meanings, connecting the study of music to the larger understanding of societies, and affirming music’s importance as an expression of humanity.

Position Summary:

The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as assistant professor in musicology, broadly defined to include the full range of music studies’ subdisciplines and interdisciplinary conversations. The department’s faculty includes composers, conductors and ensemble directors, performers, scholars, and sound engineers engaged in manifold creative practices in a liberal arts context. Our current academic faculty members critically employ methods from cultural studies, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, popular music studies, and sound studies. We seek a colleague with a record of accomplishment and a clear trajectory for future excellence as a scholar and teacher whose intellectual profile and expertise complement and expand upon our collective investments.

We welcome applications from candidates whose work aligns with our departmental mission as outlined on our website (https://music.unc.edu/about/). The successful candidate will contribute to our MA/PhD program by teaching graduate students. They will also teach within and nurture our newly revised music curriculum (https://music.unc.edu/undergraduate/transformations-in-music-studies-at-carolina/). Further responsibilities include developing lecture courses that contribute to the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum (https://ideasinaction.unc.edu/) of UNC-CH. This position contains a 2-2 teaching load. Candidates must possess a record of research related to the study of music and/or sound and a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the position start date.

Applicants are asked to submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for four references. Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application.

The committee may solicit additional materials including letters of recommendation, one writing sample (a complete chapter or article, which may be in draft form), a research statement, and a teaching statement that addresses strategies candidates might use in a public university setting where students reflect the socioeconomic, racial, religious, and other diverse characteristics across the state.

Application review will begin on November 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. This offer of appointment is also contingent on documentation of employment eligibility.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Record of research related to the study of music and/or sound.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements:

N/A

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions:

Applicants are asked to submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for four references. Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application. The committee may solicit additional materials including letters of recommendation, one writing sample (a complete chapter or article, which may be in draft form), a research statement, and a teaching statement that addresses strategies candidates might use in a public university setting where students reflect the socioeconomic, racial, religious, and other diverse characteristics across the state.

Company

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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