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Assistant Professor of Performance and Creativity
Grinnell College
The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Performance and Creativity in music or sound art beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (DMA or Ph.D.) preferred; or Associate Professor possible. This is an unprecedented position for which we are prioritizing performers in historically marginalized and under-represented sonic practices. Thus, exceptional creative artists without an advanced terminal degree may also be considered. We seek a colleague whose practice complements the contributions of our current faculty and who uses and teaches experimental, participatory, collaborative, community-based methods, and/or digital practice to engage with issues of social justice or inequality. Performing, teaching, and research interests might include, but are not limited to: music performance, sound art, sound studies, interface and instrument building, improvisation, creative ethnography, and sound design. Artist/scholars whose work engages with the Global South, indigenous North America, or the African diaspora are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses over two semesters, including two course equivalencies in applied instruction; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum); periodically one course will be Introduction to Music Studies (a course that gives students a general overview of a wide variety of perspectives on and approaches to music). Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at
Assistant Professor of Music
Swarthmore College
The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. We seek candidates who specialize in African-American, African and/or African-diasporic musical cultures in subfields such as (but not limited to) ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music education, composition, or music technology/production. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is grounded in music scholarship and its intersections with Critical Race Studies, Black Studies and/or Africana Studies.

Swarthmore's music program in the Department of Music and Dance is a vibrant community of performers, creators, and critical thinkers who share a passion for music. The core music faculty currently represent the disciplines of composition, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, and performance. We have seven faculty-led department ensembles (Chorus, Chinese Music Ensemble, Gamelan, Jazz, Orchestra, Taiko, and Wind Ensemble), in addition to robust programs for private lessons and chamber music. We are housed in the newly renovated Lang Music Building, which includes an acoustically stunning concert hall and the Underhill Music and Dance Library. Our students are often active in many other fields across campus and the wealth of interests and curiosity they bring to music fosters a fresh and exciting atmosphere. Tenure-track faculty members have a 2/2 teaching load, enjoy a generous leave policy, and are eligible to apply for a range of funding to support professional development, teaching, and scholarship.

Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of String Studies and Mariachi
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Posting Soon: Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of String Studies and Mariachi, Full Time Tenure-Track

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience with inclusive teaching practices and culturally responsive pedagogies, have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Teach a 12-hour load per semester. Serve as coordinator of string studies for instruction, juries, and auditions, provide applied violin instruction to music majors and minors and teach string techniques and pedagogy course. Coordinate mariachi program. Work to recruit and retain students in both violin and mariachi and maintain vital growth of mariachi program through community engagement. Duties may also include teaching a lecture class on Musics of Latin America, Musics of America or something similar, and collaborating with other faculty members in coaching chamber music. Maintain local, regional, and national visibility. Advise students, participate in scholarly professional activities, and perform department, university and community service. Perform other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree plus significant experience as a violin performer and teacher and mariachi performer and/or teacher.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrable college level teaching experience
Experience coordinating a college violin program, including recruiting and overseeing affiliate faculty
Spanish fluency to facilitate outreach required with the mariachi ensemble
As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) we at MSU Denver are particularly interested in applicants who show demonstrable evidence of engaging underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Music/Theatre in Music Technology
Purdue University
Purdue University’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance is seeking a music technologist at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. Primary duties include teaching courses; running the computer music/sound design lab, which uses Finale and Digital Performer as its primary software tools; and maintaining a solid understanding of current practice across diverse musical genres.


The candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or DMA) in music technology, composition, production, sound design, or related field with at least three years of advanced-level teaching and/or professional studio experience; they should also be familiar with all the relevant software, including Finale, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, DPS/MAX, Jitter, and other sampling and sound development tools. Candidates with master’s degrees (MM, MA, etc.) may be considered with equivalent professional or academic experience or with evidence of potential success in teaching at the collegiate level. The successful candidate should have a solid understanding of modern recording, production, and sound reinforcement techniques as they apply to live concerts and theatrical productions.

This is not an ethnomusicology position per se; I am posting it here anyway in the interest of attracting a broad pool of candidates with diverse backgrounds. Please see the link on the Purdue careers website and/or contact Prof. Lynn Hooker for more information about the position.
Yale University – Institute of Sacred Music: Post-doctoral Associate – Music and the Black Church
Yale University
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Music and the Black Church. Alongside conducting their own research, the fellow assigned to the Institute’s interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church would be expected to contribute to this new initiative pedagogically, programmatically, and administratively, delivering one course and one symposium during each academic year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Implicit in the program’s title in an interest in various configurations of the relationship between music and the Black church: the genres of music most frequently performed by black Christian congregations, as well as the influence of the Black church on a host of idioms—confessional and commercial, American and global.

While the successful candidate should have well-formed interests and expertise in black sacred music, their PhD need not be in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. Instead, they might have earned degrees in American studies, African American studies, religious studies, or theology.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2018, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.

The deadline will be announced soon for an August 2022 start date. Please email the Fellows Coordinator at for more information.

Assistant Professor of Musicology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The School of Music at UNC Greensboro welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Musicology position beginning Fall 2022. We seek a versatile teacher/scholar committed to implementing the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of their practice and who can articulate how systems of inequity have shaped both their discipline in particular and university environments in general, as well as their vision for equitable transformation of these institutions.
Teach courses including a globally engaged undergraduate core for music majors; upper-level courses, honors courses, and graduate seminars in areas of expertise; and courses in musicological research and writing. Cultivate an active program of research and publication.
Serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees. Engage actively in the reimagining of the curriculum and the decentering of the canon(s). Participate in the intellectual life of the School of Music and the University. Provide service to the School, University, and professional

Position start date is August 1, 2022. All applicants should apply online at and view position #1912.

Director of Equity and Inclusion
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The Director of Equity and Inclusion will provide expertise and vision to embrace and support diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms at the Eastman School of Music with a particular emphasis on supporting and enhancing the student experience.

The Director will promote and foster inclusivity, equity, and belonging in the Eastman community and coordinate the development of community-wide plans, programming and education by partnering with various departments to bring greater diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of Eastman; including, but not limited to enrollment, education, service resources and community outreach. The Director will also teach 1-2 academic courses per year to enrich Eastman’s curricular offerings around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The role requires an ability to help drive institutional change, create more diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences, embrace a diverse student body, and foster a more equitable and inclusive environment.
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