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Instructor of Musicology
Arizona State University

  • Apr. 11, 2017
  • Instructor of Musicology
  • School of Music
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Apr. 17, 2017
  • Aug. 15, 2017
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Music - Musicology/Music History
    Music - Ethnomusicology
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Instructor of Musicology – School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe campus, seeks an instructor of musicology for a one-year, full-time, benefits eligible position for the 2017-18 academic year.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology in the instructor’s area of specialization depending on departmental needs. Our undergraduate and graduate curricula allow for a range of teaching interests.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700+ students, nearly 400 faculty and faculty associates, 125 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, The School of Arts, Media + Engineering, The Design School, The School of Film, Dance and Theatre, The School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or historical musicology; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Musicology or related field, ABD considered.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate musicology courses for music majors or non-music majors.
  • In addition to teaching coursework at the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in at least one of these areas: eighteenth-century music, nineteenth-century music, popular music studies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Record of scholarly achievement as demonstrated through conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publication.
  • Ability to teach basic courses in the core Western art music repertoire.
  • Demonstrated expertise or potential for teaching a wide range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Research specialty and/or teaching expertise in popular and/or non-Western musics.
  • Experience in online teaching and/or course development.

Instructions to Apply:
Candidates must submit:
1) a cover letter stating qualifications and teaching interests;
2) curriculum vitae or resume;
3) a representative piece of scholarly research; and
4) three confidential letters of reference.

Application materials should be sent electronically in PDF format to with "Musicology Instructor" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 27, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

  • Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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  • Musicology Search Committee
    School of Music
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ


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