VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MUSICOLOGY
The Binghamton University (State University of New York) Department of Music invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Musicology beginning in September 2020. This position begins Fall semester 2020 (9/1/2020) and runs through Spring semester 2022 (8/31/22), with the potential for renewal. We seek a colleague with the ability to engage students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a broad array of courses. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to advise honors projects and master’s theses.
The Binghamton University Music Department offers nationally-accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in History & Literature, Composition, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; the Master of Music in Opera, the Bachelor of Music in Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Students from across the university participate in a wide range of music courses, lessons, and ensembles, and the Department serves the university and local community through a varied program of performances.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TASKS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position entails a 3-3 course load. The yearly schedule will include one graduate-level seminar, one Western-music survey for music majors (1750-1900 or 1900-present), an introductory course in the Western classical tradition for non-majors (taught both semesters), and both major- and non-major electives, preferably focusing on 20th- and 21st-century popular and vernacular musics. The Music Department is particularly interested in expanding our curricular offerings in African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, and other historically marginalized musical cultures.
-A completed PhD or ABD status in Musicology or a closely related field (PhD strongly preferred) by the appointment start date.
-experience teaching college courses in music history as instructor of record.
-experience teaching courses in music history for music majors or master’s students.
-experience teaching courses focused on popular or vernacular musics, especially those of African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or other historically marginalized musical cultures.
-experience developing and teaching new courses.
-teaching experience that engages closely with the candidate’s research and publication program.
Applications must be submitted through the Binghamton Interview Exchange site:
Please submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two sample syllabi, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references who can comment on your teaching and research; do not send reference letters or other materials at this time.
Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled.