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Assistant Teaching Professor of Music History

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Classics, English & Literature, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Position Title

Assistant Teaching Professor of Music History

Additional Information

The School of Music at Ball State University invites applications for full-time contract, non tenure-line position in Musicology, with a specialization in American music or popular music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and World music, beginning in August 2022. We seek applicants who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community


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Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


The teaching load for this position is four courses in each semester and will include classes ranging from appreciation to graduate level. Other teaching duties based on programmatic need and the expertise of the hired individual may also be assigned. Candidates who are ABD from an accredited, PhD-granting institution will be considered although candidates with a PhD are preferred. Application materials should include: a CV, a cover letter, and the contact information of three references (who will not be contacted unless candidates advance in the process). On-campus interviews will not take place, so we may require a video demonstrating your teaching ability (again for those candidates who advance in the process). Candidates should submit an online application at [ URL FROM Susan]. For more information, please contact Murray Steib (

Faculty members are expected to function as collaborative, innovative, inclusive and adaptive members of the College of Fine Arts community, both within and beyond one’s home unit.

Minimum Qualifications

ABD in musicology from an accredited PhD-granting institution by date of employment; demonstrated potential for excellence in college-level teaching and demonstrated potential for significant contributions in the area of research.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned Doctorate in musicology from an accredited, PhD-granting institution by date of employment; demonstrated potential for excellence in college-level teaching and demonstrated potential for significant contributions in the area of research; related experience in string bass, music theory, and piano accompanying,

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate Assistant

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.


School of Music:600040

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Deliberation will begin January 31.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Murray Steib. 765-285-5410.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2

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