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Job ID: 196040

Asst Professor
University of North Texas

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2022
Title Asst Professor
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Music Hist, Thry, & Ethnomusic-134360
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Musicology/Music History
    Music - Ethnomusicology
    Music - General

Department Summary

The College of Music is the largest public university music program in the United States and one of the most globally respected. We offer fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and are home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, musicology, music theory, and performance. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts, lectures, recitals, and master classes annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the world in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide range of music professions.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary

The University of North Texas College of Music and the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology invite applications for a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. The Division encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunities in higher education through teaching, research, and service. Situated within a large, public university that is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Service Institution (MSI), we recognize that a diverse faculty is essential for promoting equity and inclusion. Duties in these areas will include the following:
  • Research – maintain a dynamic scholarly profile through research and peer-reviewed publications. This profile may also include collaborative research initiatives, ethnographic film and social media projects, and research that consider the many ways music, sound, and performance intersect with commerce, politics, public practice and sustainability, cultural policy, the environment, and more.
  • Teaching – recruit, retain, and mentor graduate students in ethnomusicology; the possibility of teaching undergraduate courses in ethnomusicology, including African American Music, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, and courses related to the BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society; teach MA and PhD courses including Ethnomusicology Field and Research Methods, Ethnomusicology History and Methodology, geographical and cultural area studies, and seminars related to the candidate’s research; and serve on graduate advisory committees (MA, PhD, and DMA).
  • Service– participate on divisional/college/university committees; serve on committees and boards of appropriate professional organizations, and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Ethnomusicology or related discipline at time of appointment; a record of ethnographically-based research; demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching either as a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant; strong commitment to, and evidence of, collegiality and respect to faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred Qualifications

An active research agenda in an area of specialization that complements and diversifies those of current area and division faculty; strong peer-reviewed publication record, and interest in securing funding for – and developing – innovative, creative, and transformative research projects through UNT’s own initiatives and external sources such as private foundations and local, state, and federal agencies.

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