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Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology - (FAC003169)

University of Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston seeks candidates for an ethnomusicology/musicology position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Applicants with expertise in Latin American music and/or Jazz or music of the African diaspora are especially encouraged to apply. Those with expertise in other research areas of musicology or ethnomusicology are also welcome to submit materials. This is a full-time, 9-month position that begins Fall of 2024.

The teaching load for this position (2/2) will include courses in musicology and ethnomusicology, including undergraduate or graduate electives in music. The successful applicant will be expected to pursue an active program of scholarly research and publication as well as participate on committees and supervise student research. All faculty at the Moores School of Music contribute, through teaching as well as through a combination of research and service, to the McGovern College's objective to foster an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum and to offer interdisciplinary experiences for its students.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following electronically: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) contact information for three professional references; 4) statement of teaching philosophy, including documentation of success in teaching and addressing how you will serve a classroom of individuals with varied backgrounds; 5) research activity statement, including documentation of success in research activity. Additional materials may be requested later. Candidates should be prepared to submit a teaching video URL upon request.

Initial screening of materials will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries and nominations to Dr. Matthew Dirst, Search Committee Chair, at .

Salary is competitive.

About the Moores School of Music
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) is one of the leading comprehensive music schools in the nation. Its remarkable faculty — of internationally recognized performers, composers, and scholars — outstanding student body, modern facilities, and broad range of programs make MSM the natural choice for around 500 students annually. The school’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest performance standards has ensured its role as a vital resource in the educational and cultural life of Houston and beyond.

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is the leading public research university in Houston and the third largest university in Texas. In 2021, UH enrolled more than 47,000 students in 276 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. UH awards more than 11,000 degrees annually and has more than 360,000 alumni. The City of Houston, Texas is the fourth-largest city and one of America’s great arts destination cities for the twenty-first century.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology. (ABD considered, but completion of the doctoral degree is required by the start of Fall 2024 semester). Evidence of scholarly potential/achievement and successful teaching experience are essential.

Applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following core values and competencies
  • Passion, energy, and tenacity
  • Integrity and collegiality
  • An ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the school’s mission
  • An aptitude for building dynamic degree programs and recruiting top-tier students
  • An ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems.
Moores School of Music faculty are also committed to
  • Excellence in the arts, arts education, and arts scholarship
  • Fostering student growth and success
  • Collaboration with others, both within and cross disciplines
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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