The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional potential for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2009, pending budgetary approval, at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream, or Associate Professor with tenure.

Position: Musicologist specializing in Medieval or Renaissance music.
Qualifications: Candidates at the level of Assistant Professor will have received the Ph.D. by June 2009, and demonstrated evidence of scholarly promise and excellence in teaching; candidates at the level of Associate Professor will have the Ph.D. and present a record of outstanding scholarly publication and 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 would be 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 areas at the forefront of scholarly research in musicology, and who could lead a performing ensemble. We seek a scholar whose research expertise complements that of the current musicology faculty—which includes the music of the French Baroque, Russian opera and American musical theater, issues of popular music and questions of memory and embodiment—and who can work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University. We also expect to hire a specialist in 17th- or 18th-century music.

The Department of Music offers the B.A. degree within a liberal arts curriculum and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in musicology, ethnomusicology, and composition and theory, with additional strengths in jazz studies and intercultural musicology. 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 Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women’s Studies, as well as the University Center for International Studies with its five renowned Title VI centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education: Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European, West European and the European Union, and International Business.

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

Deane Root, Chair

Musicology Search Committee

Medieval or Renaissance Music

Department of Music

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(412) 624-4126

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 17, 2008.

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.