Call for Applications: Popular Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society, 2014 Junior Faculty Symposium

by Mike D'Errico on January 29, 2014

Popular Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society

2014 Junior Faculty Symposium

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
June 18 – 20, 2014

Application Deadline:  February 25, 2014

In response to many members’ call for more substantial career development programs, the Popular Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society will host a developmental symposium for early-career popular music scholars (widely defined) this June.  We welcome applications from junior and part-time faculty, recent PhD graduates, and ABD candidates. This symposium is designed to help early-career scholars:

  • Form networks of early-career and senior popular music scholars outside your institution;
  • Establish effective collegial relationships within your institution
  • Navigate promotion and tenure processes
  • Consider different strategies for pedagogical challenges

A substantial part of the program will include work-shopping a journal article or book chapter with two senior scholars and other symposium participants. The remainder of the symposium is dedicated to breakout and one-on-one sessions on teaching, success at the workplaces, and job search strategies.  There will also be ample social time for networking and the informal exchange of ideas.

To be considered for this symposium, applicants should submit the following to Eric Hung (msumeric@gmail.com), Chair of AMS-PMSG, no later than February 25, 2014:

  • A Current CV
  • A brief letter explaining how this symposium might benefit your career
  • A 10-15-page excerpt of a not-yet-published article or book chapter for the workshop

Applicants do not need to be members of the AMS-Popular Music Study Group.

The symposium will begin on the Wednesday afternoon, June 18, and conclude on Friday afternoon, June 20.  The registration fee of $200 covers on-campus housing for Wednesday and Thursday nights, and on-campus meals from dinner on Wednesday to lunch on Friday.  Participants will be expected to cover their own travel to the conference.

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