The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from
candidates of exceptional ability for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2011,
pending budgetary approval. An appointment will be made at the tenure stream or
tenured level, and appropriately qualified candidates may be considered for
appointment to the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Music.

Ethnomusicologist specializing in African Music

Junior level candidates will have the Ph.D. by June 2011 and should present evidence
of scholarly promise and demonstrated excellence in teaching; senior level
candidates will have the Ph.D. and present a record of outstanding research and
excellence in teaching.

Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in African Music and theoretical
topics; direct theses and dissertations; conduct research and publish; participate
actively in the profession; share in administrative responsibilities; direct and/or
supervise the African music and dance ensemble.

We seek a specialist in African Music whose scholarly focus complements the
expertise of our current faculty as well as our offerings in jazz studies and
ethnomusicology. We seek a scholar who can work across sub-disciplines within the
department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to develop African music
research, study, and performance into an area of strength.

The Department of Music offers the B.A. degree within a liberal arts school and M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees in ethnomusicology, musicology, jazz studies, and composition and
theory. The Department supports numerous performing ensembles including African
music and dance, Carpathian, Gamelan, Heinz Chapel Choir, Jazz, and Symphony
Orchestra. The graduate program provides students with instruction in the histories,
methodologies, theoretical frameworks and analytical techniques of the
sub-disciplines, and encourages interaction across subdisciplines. Further
information is available at the Department's Website:
<> .  Through this appointment, the Department seeks to
strengthen its relationship across the university with other outstanding departments
in the humanities and social sciences, and with university programs such as Africana
Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, and Women's Studies, as well as the
University Center for International Studies.

Junior level candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
sample writings, and three letters of reference; senior level candidates should
submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of
three individuals who have agreed to serve as references, whom we might contact
directly.   Materials should be sent to:

Ethnomusicology Search Committee
Mathew Rosenblum, Professor and Chair
Department of Music
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4126
In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November
22, 2010.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. We particularly invite applications from women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia.