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Assistant Professor - Native American Scholarship and Performance - Department of Music
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 13, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Native American Scholarship and Performance - Department of Music
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 02/18/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Ethnomusicology
    Music - General

Assistant Professor - Native American Scholarship and Performance - Department of Music

The Department of Music and the Native American Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Native American Scholarship and Performance.

We seek applicants with experience in musical ethnography and practice in Native communities in North America specializing in one or more of the following research areas: sovereignty, indigenizing the academy, sound studies, environmental studies, climate change, traditional and contemporary musical practices, law and cultural policy, philosophy, queer studies, relational ontologies, technologies and indigenous music industries. We are especially interested in candidates who employ Indigenous methodologies and who have experience working in Native communities.

UC Berkeley is dedicating six new faculty positions to establish the university as an international center of excellence in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Building upon substantial existing campus assets-including an undergraduate major and graduate program in Native American Studies and strengths in Native American languages and literature, indigenous archaeology and cultural anthropology-the goal is to make UC Berkeley the pre-eminent institution of higher education in the field.

The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Ethnic Studies (Native American Studies program). The joint appointment promotes exchange and mutual support between Native American Studies scholars, creating opportunities for joint research projects and collaborative undergraduate and graduate teaching. Further information about the NAS program is available at the NAS Program web link.

The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit

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