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Assistant Professor of Musicology, 38374

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

The UMKC Conservatory - Division of Music Studies

Job Description

The Assistant Professor of Musicology will 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.

Minimum 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).

Full Time/Part Time

This is a tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible, nine-month academic appointment.

The appointment starts Fall of 2022.


Salry is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience

Application Deadline

Review of application materials will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

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).


For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion

· Roos Advocate for Community Change

· The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

· Annual Report

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in theAbout UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on ourcareers page.

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