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Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, Texas
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Musicology in the School of Music to begin fall 2023.  Anticipated rank is Assistant or Associate Professor. 

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field.  (ABD considered with completion by August 2023)
  • Evidence of excellence in higher education teaching Western classical music, non-Western music, including the music of groups historically excluded from music pedagogies, music education and historiography.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach undergraduate major and core curriculum courses in music history to music majors.
  • Teach special music topics to students from other disciplines across campus in such areas as:  postcolonialism, women and gender studies, LGBTQIA+ studies, civic engagement/protest music, social justice, critical race theory, and anti-racist frameworks, especially pertaining to the music of Latin America, Africa, and non-Western music.
  • An interest and ability to recruit students to the program, both majors and non-majors.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field through research, professional development, and other additional opportunities.
  • Strong Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advising of undergraduate students.
  • Ability and desire to affirm the mission of Texas Lutheran University and work collegially with fellow faculty members.

The successful candidate will:  teach in-person courses on our Seguin campus, assist to actively recruit music majors and non-majors in cooperation with the other members of the School of Music and Admissions; engage in scholarly and/or creative research activities; work collegially with representatives of other disciplines, programs, and offices on campus.  Additional teaching assignments based on a candidate’s strengths, interest, and qualifications.  Preference will be given to candidates who meet the above qualifications and who also offer one or more of the following:

  • Performance experience in world music, jazz, music of our time.
  • Experience and knowledge of music technologies in teaching and area of research.

Additional expectations include engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; university committee service; academic advising; and involvement with the campus community.  We seek a colleague who can both challenge and support majors from a diverse student body, and one who is committed to collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness.  Candidates should display a commitment to working with colleagues in the School of Music and university-wide and have an understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university. Texas Lutheran University is NASM accredited, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Music Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.  

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning.  Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well.  Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. 

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at  

To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (pdf preferred for all documents, with the exception of video links):

  • A letter of application addressing the above criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research interests
  • Three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers)
  • Unrestricted links to video recordings of portions of at least three recent lectures (total of 45 to 60 minutes - please use online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or similar; videos should be directly accessible, without download, from a link embedded in a Word document – not PDF).
  • A statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.  
  • Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted.  The letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching and conducting experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and remain open until position is filled.  Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval.

Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.  

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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