Washington Univ Ethno Job Posting

by justindburton on September 7, 2011

Here’s a post sent in from Washington University:

Position:  Ethnomusicology

Washington University in St. Louis Department of Music announces a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall semester 2012. Consideration will be given to all subfields, with a preference for a scholar whose research interests lie outside of Western Europe and the United States.

  • Qualifications:  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, significant post-doctoral teaching experience, a promising record of publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Because Washington University is an environment that fosters interdisciplinary teaching, preference will be given to candidates who can engage in interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Duties:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise; pursue research and publication; supervise independent projects, theses, and dissertations; and participate on department and university committees.
  • Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on September 30, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Application: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Patrick Burke, Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee, Washington University, Department of Music, Campus Box 1032, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

The Washington University Music Department is encompassed within the School of Arts and Sciences. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs and the following graduate degrees:  Master of Music in Voice and Keyboard;Master of Arts in Composition, Musicology, and Theory; and Ph.D. in Musicology and in Theory. In addition to the music major, the Department also confers minors in music and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our applied music teaching staff includes members of the local jazz community and of the St. Louis Symphony. Our student body consists of highly motivated, academically-oriented young men and women who pursue music primarily as a means of personal enrichment and less commonly as a professional goal.

We especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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