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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Humanities, History
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Full Time
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Job Details

The Music Program at The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design seeks a dynamic musician-scholar for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year in the area of African American/Afro-Diasporic Music.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be 100% teaching, with a three credit, three course load for both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Courses to be taught include CMUS 2123 (Music of African Americans), CMUS 2105W (Intro to Ethnomusicology), and CMUS 3175 (Jazz in American Culture), as well as a combination of studio lessons and ensembles in jazz and/or other popular music styles.  The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable in both performance and classroom settings, and bring an innovative approach to teaching performance, culture, and history across traditional disciplinary and/or genre lines. The successful applicant will also help organize and possibly perform with students in end-of-the semester concerts and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field. Applicants must have a minimum 2 years teaching experience at the collegiate level.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application on the GW website. Upload a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for the position; a resume; and the names and contact information of three referees. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of global leaders. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation. It is an academic experience like no other—inspiring students to research, create and innovate with the potential to shape the world around them.

We are a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners, aiming to impact the world through social change. Our students are poised to not just join the creative field of their choice, but to define it for themselves as they become well versed in both practice and research.

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