Music History and Literature

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County
Mar 08, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE; Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a musicologist with expertise in some or all of the following--Twentieth century music, Early Music (including the possibility of ensemble leadership), Latin-American music; popular musics. The position calls for a scholar who can teach a wide variety of music history, literature and special topics courses including undergraduate classes for music majors, graduate level Research Methods and Bibliography and graduate seminars, and a gen-ed course in American Popular Music. The candidate will participate in a full range of faculty governance activities within the Music Department, Peck School of the Arts and the University. The position is a two-year fixed term, teaching academic staff appointment. Specific Duties and Tasks: • Teach undergraduate and graduate course in music history • Actively work with students in the musicology program • Demonstrate active research/scholarship • Attend faculty meetings • Work collaboratively with music history faculty in shaping and developing program The above statements may not represent a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Music Department Chair or Dean of the Peck School of the Arts. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM),, is one of two public doctoral research universities in the state of Wisconsin. Located on a 104-acre campus a few blocks from Lake Michigan and only minutes from downtown Milwaukee, UWM has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students and offers 180 majors and degree programs through twelve schools and colleges. The UWM Peck School of the Arts (PSOA),, is composed of five academic departments (art & design, dance, film, music, and theatre), plus an inter-arts degree program that includes interdisciplinary arts and technology and musical theatre. The Peck School of the Arts schedules over 350 visual, performance and media arts events each year. The UWM Music Department is home to over 400 majors pursuing BFA, BA, and MM degrees. Required Minimum Qualifications: • Doctorate in Musicology (ABD required for consideration) • Evidence of college or university teaching beyond graduate assistant level • One-year of college or university teaching as instructor of record • Research and teaching specialties in the following areas: o 20th-21st Century music o Medieval/Renaissance o General History of Western Music and period courses for music majors Preferred Qualifications: • Evidence of ability to direct the Early Music Ensemble • Evidence of teaching Graduate level Research Methods and Bibliography, and seminar • Evidence of teaching expertise in Latin-American and popular musics • Evidence of an active research profile, conference presentations, journal articles • Evidence of potential as an emerging scholar; research profile Additional Requirements: Finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. Start Date: August 18, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application: Persons interested in being considered for this position must apply through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment Site direct link located at: The candidate must submit the following application material online: 1. A cover letter 2. A current curriculum vitae including a list of relevant classes taught, books, journal articles, papers submitted and/or published, conference presentations 3. A separate document listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references 4. A statement of teaching philosophy Screening of candidates will begin April 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after midnight April 6, 2014, may not receive consideration. Do not send additional supporting materials at this time. Additional supporting materials may be requested by the Search Committee at a later date. Additional questions may be directed to: Professor Gillian Rodger, Search Committee Chair E-mail: Gillian Rodger, UWM is an AA/EEO Employer. All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. For the UWM Campus Security Report, see or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.