Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Austin, TX
Aug 09, 2019
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 6, 2019

Full-time, tenure-track; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate instruction, advising, supervision of theses, and university service. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of professional scholarly activity appropriate for tenure at a Tier 1 research university.


PhD completed by August 2020. We seek candidates whose areas of research and teaching expertise complement those of existing faculty, with a particular interest in music, media, and technology (digital humanities, mediated sound, studio production, sampling, the internet and musical communities, etc.). We particularly welcome individuals who are willing to seek and expand cross-departmental collaborations, and who are able to introduce students to practical skills in digital humanities (or other technologies) as part of their pedagogical practice . Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of (or potential for) research, as well as evidence of successful teaching at the college level.

The Musicology/Ethnomusicology division offers a diverse curriculum that includes many different music-making traditions and cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins September 23. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications should include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • complete contact information for five references

Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.

All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system:

Inquiries only may be directed to: [email protected]

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some 90 faculty and approximately 600 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The musicology and ethnomusicology faculty emphasize, in both their teaching and their research, an approach that integrates history and ethnography. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also provides many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations, and is home to a very active and creative music scene.