Faculty Position in Ethnomusicology Announced

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. An appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor in the tenure stream.

Position: Ethnomusicologist

Qualifications: Candidates will have the Ph.D. by June 2018 and should present evidence of scholarly promise and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

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

We seek a scholar whose scholarly focus complements the expertise of our current 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 ethnomusicology, musicology, jazz studies, and composition and theory. The Department supports numerous performing ensembles including African music and dance, Carpathian, Gamelan, Heinz Chapel Choir, Jazz, and Symphony Orchestra. The graduate program provides students with instruction in the histories, methodologies, theoretical frameworks and analytical techniques of the subdisciplines, and encourages interaction across subdisciplines. Further information is available at the Department’s Website: http://www.music.pitt.edu.  Through this appointment, 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 Cultural Studies, Film Studies, and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, as well as the University Center for International Studies. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions; a curriculum vitae; a statement addressing their contributions to diversity; and contact information for three references online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTk5.  For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2017.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled