Visiting Assistant Professor in Music History

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Colby College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in music history for the 2021-22 academic year. The successful candidate will join a small, active, and highly collaborative department and will have responsibilities that include teaching our Introduction to Music class, two courses in the music history sequence, and an elective open to both majors and non-majors. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates with a record of previous college teaching and the ability to offer an elective course in one of the following areas: music in film, jazz history or theory, American musical theater or non-Western music history/theory.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at . Include a cover letter outlining interests and specific qualifications for the position, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. The department would also appreciate a list of the candidate’s ideas for 2-3 possible elective offerings that would appeal to a broad range of students. (Please include a brief description of each course and how it might contribute to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting.) Application materials can include hyperlinks to audio/video files within the relevant application documents but the department requests that physical copies of recordings and/or publications not be sent unless requested. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the application or submission process should be directed to:

Professor Jon Hallstrom, Co-Chair
Department of Music, Colby College

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