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Assistant Professor, Musicology

Belmont University
Tennessee, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Music is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018. Candidates should be engaging successful teacher-scholars with multi-disciplinary teaching expertise and interests in American music (including popular styles), music of non-western traditions, and western music. Areas of expertise that complement those of current faculty are preferred. 

Teaching responsibilities include introductory musicology courses for both majors and non-majors, as well as graduate and undergraduate seminars and special topics courses. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly/ creative activity, and college and university service. PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology required. 
As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. 

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, and Values statement articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service must be attached in order to complete the online application. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

Belmont's School of Music is a premier comprehensive music unit, nationally recognized for distinctive programs that are committed to high standards of artistic scholarship and performance while championing innovation and stylistic diversity. It offers students a winning combination of large university resources and personal, small college service. Its world-class instructors, wide variety of degrees, and state-of-the-art studio resources place it among the best music schools in the country, yet its students also benefit from a sense of community rare in large universities. Located at the end of historic Music Row, near the heart of Nashville, Belmont provides an inspiring environment for musicians to practice, learn, and connect with the multi-faceted professional world of music in Nashville and beyond. 

The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is an All-Steinway school with significant investment in facilities, faculty, and staff over the past 10 years. Enrollment includes more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students in diverse degree programs that include Commercial Music, Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Musical Theatre, Performance, and other music majors within a thriving university. Its nationally recognized faculty are committed to the importance of a comprehensive education in music integrating experiences in diverse styles. Because of this, students are trained in a wide range of musical techniques, encouraging creativity, performance, and scholarship in each style. Find out more at

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance. Artist/mentor faculty along with world-class performances, vibrant visual artists, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities combine to provide a 21st century path for student excellence, artistry and creativity in an inclusive student-centered, Christian environment. 

Belmont University is a comprehensive, coeducational university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont is a student-centered Christian university focusing on academic excellence that seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a "Most Innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont consists of over 8,000 students who come from every state and 25 countries. 

Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of study, 22 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont's Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university's commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions. The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University. Find out more at

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