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Indiana University, College of Arts & Sciences
Bloomington, Indiana
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology for the Academic Year 2024-2025, with a possibility of renewal for the 25-26 academic year. We seek creative scholars who integrate ethnography and theoretical analysis, and who deepen our dialogue with other disciplines and debates. The successful applicant will be able to teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate courses, and their research and teaching interests should complement the strengths of our existing curriculum. The teaching load for this position will be 2 courses in Fall 2024, including a large undergraduate introductory course which supervises three associate instructors, and 2 courses in Spring 2025, including the same a large undergraduate introductory course. Applicants must have completed the PhD in ethnomusicology (or a related field) by the date of appointment and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. H1-B sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University acknowledges and honors the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee on whose ancestral lands Indiana University is built and recognizes the responsibility that this carries. The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is committed to promoting respect for human diversity, as described on our website, and supports the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences of Indiana University in building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary center for the study of music and culture in global contexts, offering BA, MA, and PhD degrees. As the oldest and largest folklore program in the United States, the department has a full-time teaching faculty of 14 folklorists and ethnomusicologists and a graduate and undergraduate population of over 120 students. Indiana University Bloomington enrolls over 34,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students.

Please apply here: with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and three names of recommenders. Questions about the position or application should be directed to search committee chair Dr. David McDonald, or departmental manager Michelle Melhouse, Applications received by April 15, 2024 will be assured full consideration: however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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