University of Oklahoma Seeks Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

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The University of Oklahoma School of Music (Norman, OK) seeks a dedicated teacher and researcher for a tenure-track position in the field of ethnomusicology with an emphasis on Native American or First Nations music to join a program long known for the education and development of generations of exceptional musicians and critical thinkers. 

Job Description

  • Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars (2 + 2 per academic year) in ethnomusicology.  
  • Serve on graduate advisory committees and supervise graduate research, collaborate with the ethnomusicology/musicology area in all departmental activities, and serve on other academic committees as assigned by the Director of the OU School of Music.  
  • Contribute to School, College, and University service.  
  • Maintain an active and visible international, national, and regional research agenda.  

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in ethnomusicology, anthropology, or Indigenous studies, with an emphasis on Native American/First Nation’s music.  
  • Evidence of successful teaching in ethnomusicology.  
  • Record of scholarly/creative accomplishments as demonstrated through regional and national/international presentations, performances, and/or publications.  

Desired Qualifications

  • Engagement with Indigenous sound studies.  
  • Ability to facilitate a presence for Indigenous performance within the School of Music and to collaborate with local communities.  
  • Interest in drawing on the wealth of local fieldwork collaborations and research resources in the State of Oklahoma.  
  • Contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the School of Music.  

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio Job ID #339.  

Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a recent scholarly writing sample, such as a published journal article, article draft, or dissertation chapter, 4) the names and contact information for three references.  

Applications will be reviewed starting on November 1st, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.  

Please contact Dr. Zoe Sherinian, [email protected], for further information. 

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