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Assistant Professor of Musicology

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Missouri, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor of Musicology, nine-month, tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible.


QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level, with preference given to candidates with a specialty in Western European or American music since 1750 (research areas should complement the existing faculty); demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching courses in musicology in a university setting; demonstrated ability working with and supporting students of diverse identities and experiences, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds; Ph.D. in Musicology or Music History (ABD considered, as long as degree is completed by time of appointment).

JOB  DESCRIPTION:  Teach general education classes with a music focus, undergraduate music history classes, graduate period and genre courses, research & bibliography, and graduate seminars in areas of specialized interest; advise master’s theses (in musicology) and DMA documents; build and sustain a national profile of musicological research and publication that reflects the career of a consistently productive scholar; serve on appropriate student and faculty committees and maintain active participation in other Conservatory activities; contribute to all facets of the Division of Music Studies and the UMKC Conservatory, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university, such as the support and mentorship of a diverse student body; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and scholarly credentials), and example of scholarly writing (i.e. a dissertation chapter, an article in preparation, or a published article). Apply at Search keyword "Musicology."

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:  Review of application materials will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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