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Lecturer of Musicology/Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Fall 2024

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Lecturer of Musicology/Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Fall 2024

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Mar 11, 2024

Nine-month, non-tenure-track, one-year appointment beginning August 1, 2024. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Teach review courses in musicology for incoming graduate students. Teach musicology courses for music majors, with a significant writing component, especially required courses in western art music (particularly 18th through 20th centuries) at the sophomore level. Selected service duties, to include participation in College committees, or as needed in support of the Academic Division and Musicology Area.  Other teaching duties, primarily at the undergraduate level, are based on the successful candidate’s areas of specialty. University of Tennessee’s musicology unit is an integrated program in historical musicology and ethnomusicology; teaching approaches that blend these methodologies and that encourage interdisciplinary thinking are welcome.

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The University of Tennessee College of Music offers a broad and comprehensive professional music program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The College has approximately 60 faculty members and approximately 350 music majors.

General Information:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Knoxville’s cultural resources include a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a professional jazz orchestra, theatrical productions, ballet and modern dance, art galleries, and museums. Within an hour’s drive is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with its scenic beauty and wide variety of recreational activities, plants, and wildlife. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.


1. Doctorate in historical musicology or ethnomusicology required by time of appointment
2. Proven success in teaching at the college/university level with ability to foster students’ critical thinking and academic writing
3. Facility in teaching western art music of various style periods

1.  Ability to teach a sophomore-level ethnomusicology class on music and society
2.  Expertise to teach special topics courses in areas that complement those of the existing faculty
3.  Teaching areas that invite interdisciplinary student participation
4.  Teaching abilities in a non-canonical or non-western music performance area

Application Instructions:

Upload a cover letter of interest, at least two current (within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching methodologies and goals.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to those received by April 1. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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