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Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
The University of Texas at Austin

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
University The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, United States
Department Butler School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Musicology/Music History
    Music - Ethnomusicology

The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Position start date is August 2024.

Position: The division of Musicology/Ethnomusicology at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a tenure-track scholar at the Assistant Professor level whose methodology is grounded in collaborative practices for community-engaged research, artistic citizenship, the creation and implementation of cultural policy, and/or public-facing scholarship. This position will be central to the Division’s goal of building on its existing strengths to become a national leader in publicly engaged scholarship and collaborative methodologies. We are especially eager to recruit a colleague who wishes to collaborate across the College of Fine Arts or University. This position requires relocation to Austin, TX.

We seek a specialist in the musical traditions of Mexican, Mexican American, Tejano, or related communities represented in the US-Mexico border region. Experience in grant writing and public/private partnerships is desirable. This search is separate from our coterminous search for a non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice to direct the Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán. However, this search welcomes expertise in mariachi among the potential genres of focus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally prominent research profile, teach in our PhD and MM programs in Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology and our BM programs, mentor graduate students including DMA and MM music performance majors, and participate as an active citizen of the School of Music. Musicology/Ethnomusicology faculty in our school often lead ensembles, but are not required to. In addition, The University of Texas at Austin houses many interdisciplinary research centers and departments that may provide opportunities for cross-campus collaboration, such as the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and Expanding Approaches to American Arts.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or other relevant discipline. Demonstrated potential to produce nationally impactful scholarship in musicology and/or ethnomusicology with a focus in community-engaged research, artistic citizenship, cultural policy, and/or public-facing scholarship in music.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in the musical traditions of Mexican, Mexican American, Tejano, or related communities, including mariachi traditions. Demonstrated ability to tailor teaching and mentoring methods to meet the needs of higher education students from varying backgrounds. Experience in grant writing.

Application Information: Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and names and complete contact information for three references to interfolio via this link:

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 8, 2023.

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  • UT Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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