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Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology

University of Missouri - School of Music
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Responsibilities: The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology with an emphasis in American Music for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a full-time position. Duties include teaching music history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serving as the Director of the Budds Center for American Music Studies (administration, research, and other duties as necessary). The successful candidate will also provide service to the School and the University in keeping with expectations for visiting assistant professors.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by the time of appointment.

Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Visiting Assistant Professor (full-time, nine-month, unranked, non-regular position). Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided (see The appointment begins August 15, 2021.

Application: Interested candidates should use the online application and be prepared to submit: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and (4) a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s experiences, commitment, and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in teaching, and mentoring is required. These materials must be combined into a single electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) and uploaded online ( and click on “prospective employees.” Find this position (ID #35772), check the “select” button, and click “apply now.” Register, creating a username and password. You will then upload your materials, after which you will be asked to complete a profile with your contact information and to verify your application. Continue the steps until your application has been confirmed.”  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Budds Center for American Music Studies: Established in September 2019 by Dr. Michael J. Budds, former professor of musicology, and housed in the MU School of Music, the Center upholds a mission to serve as an academic destination for research, teaching, and the celebration of musical achievement and performance of American music with special emphasis on the musical culture within the State of Missouri. The Center is devoted to nurturing and advocating for live and recorded performances, to generating and disseminating scholarship, and to collecting, housing, and making available materials related to such scholarly study and informed musical presentations. For more information, see


Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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