Assistant/Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075600 Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Associate Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Musicology or Ethnomusicology. The Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University seeks a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor specializing in popular music of the African Diaspora. This position is part of a Cluster Hire initiative in the area of Social Differences / Social Justice, spanning different Syracuse University schools and colleges. As its main focus, this research cluster is dedicated to racial, ethnic, indigenous, LGBT and gender identities; understandings of culture; ability; and disability centered around the pursuit of just futures. Further information on this campus-wide hiring initiative can be found at


A Ph.D in musicology, ethnomusicology, or related field by the appointment date is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper-level, and graduate music history and cultures courses, and advising music history and cultures majors. Service on departmental, college, and university committees will be required appropriate to tenure-track or tenured level appointment. A successful candidate will be committed to diversity and inclusion.


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references with names and addresses. Applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 03/09/2021 Application Deadline 04/10/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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