FACULTY POSITION IN MUSIC UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 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. Position: Ethnomusicologist specializing in African Music Qualifications: 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. Duties: 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: http://www.pitt.music/ <http://www.pitt.music/> . 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) 624-4126In 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.