Musicology/Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Musicology/Assistant Professor
Department Name 12203-Music
Position Number 0002906
Position Details

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Musicology to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in a relevant field must be in hand by the time of appointment.

We are seeking a music historian of the highest caliber, ideally with specialization encompassing post-1800 Western music and the music history of another region, language tradition, or diaspora. Facility with global historical, transnational, postcolonial, ethnohistorical, intersectional or other innovative approaches to musicology is especially welcome. The successful candidate should complement the research and teaching profile of the current faculty, and should be prepared to engage across the sub-disciplines as well as with other outstanding departments, the Humanities Center, and interdisciplinary programs across the University.

The Department of Music offers the Ph.D. in composition/theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and musicology, and the B.A. in music. Duties will include active research and publication, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, directing theses and dissertations, participating in the profession, and sharing in administrative responsibilities.

Application Process

Candidates should submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement; and contact information for three references online at: 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 September 15, 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

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 08/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
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