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Assistant Professor of Musicology

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Estimated salary range for this position is $91,000-$111,000.
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of California, Davis seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of musicology for a tenure-track position. An appropriate terminal degree such as Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. The Department of Music is seeking an individual possessing outstanding intellectual attainment or promise in both research and teaching, and strong leadership capabilities.  We welcome applications from all geographic and theoretical or methodological specialties; those with particular interests in race and gender studies, early music, popular music, ecomusicology, and media/sound studies are especially encouraged to apply.  Candidates should demonstrate their capacity to promote the success of historically underrepresented, first-generation, and/or marginalized student communities.

The appointee will be expected to teach musicological courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (including general education courses and portions of the music history curriculum), to direct dissertations, and to accept and fulfill substantial committee and advising responsibilities. Other possibilities include participating in the Performance Studies or Cultural Studies graduate groups and potentially directing an ensemble.

Applications should consist of a letter of application indicating evidence or promise of distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service; a curriculum vitae with full bibliographic citations; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions to diversity; and names and contact information for three references.  Additionally, candidates should submit a sample of their best written work (article or chapter length).

Applications should be received by November 17, 2023 to assure full consideration. The position is open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Beth E. Levy, at

Applications can be submitted electronically through the online application form found at:

Expected salary range is $91,000-$111,000, commensurate with qualifications and previous experience.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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