Assistant Professor of Music History, Tenure-track

Wilmington, New Hanover County
Feb 11, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Vacancy: #14F075 Position: #6085 POSITION: The primary responsibility will be to teach Western music history, including writing-intensive 300-level courses. This will include working with the Writing Lab to help students develop writing and research skills within the context of the music history curriculum. Additional general survey courses will be assigned as feasible. Other departmental responsibilities include student advising and committee assignments. Preference will be given to a music history specialist who is also able to contribute to the department as a performer and applied teacher. All instrumental specialties and voice will be considered. QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in musicology and a record of successful teaching in this discipline. In keeping with the mission of the university, we seek an individual capable of meshing the study of Western music history and performance practice with an undergraduate liberal arts education. Doctorate required; ABD will be considered. SALARY: Commensurate with rank. APPLICATION: A copy of the job description may be found on the music department website at To apply, complete the online application available on the Web at Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of five references (including full contact information), and a statement of educational/teaching philosophy. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. In addition, please provide a performance DVD (preferred) or audio CD of current performance(s) (an internet video link can substitute for a mailed disc). Finalists will be asked to provide original undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as three letters of recommendation referencing both teaching and performing experience (letters of recommendation should come from the sender directly to the music department). Priority review of applications will be given to applications received by March 13, 2014, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to an on-campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration and performance. The appointment will begin in August 2014. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196 or DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: Dr. Barry Salwen, Chair Search Committee Department of Music University of North Carolina Wilmington 601 S. College Road Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5975 Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to offers of employment. UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.