University of Pittsburgh

Faculty Positions in Music at the University of Pittsburgh

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The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two faculty positions to begin September 1, 2012, pending budgetary approval. The appointments will be made at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream.

Positions: Musicologists whose scholarship shows promise of being at the forefront of research in music before 1800 or after 1900.

Qualifications: Candidates will have received the Ph.D., and demonstrated evidence of scholarly promise and excellence in teaching.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in musicology; direct theses and dissertations; conduct research and publish; participate actively in the profession; share in administrative responsibilities.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests could include contextual and/or performance studies, gender and sexuality, critical or source studies, history of music theory, or other innovative areas of research in musicology. We seek scholars whose methodology and research expertise complement those of the current musicology faculty, and who can work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University. 

The Department of Music offers the B.A. degree within a liberal arts school and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and composition and theory. The graduate program provides students with instruction in the histories, methodologies, theoretical frameworks and analytical techniques of the sub-disciplines, and encourages interaction across sub-disciplines. Further information is available at the Department’s Website: http://www.music.pitt.edu/. Through these appointments, the Department seeks to strengthen its relationship across the university with other outstanding departments in the humanities and social sciences, and with university programs such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women’s Studies, as well as the University Center for International Studies with its six renowned centers: Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European, European Union, Global Studies, and International Business, and the newly formed Humanities Center. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample writings, and three letters of reference to:

Musicology Search Committee
Andrew Weintraub, Professor and Chair
Department of Music
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4126

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 14, 2011.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.  We particularly invite applications from women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia.

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