Vassar Seeks Assistant Professor in Musicology

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The Department of Music at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Musicology beginning in fall 2022. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and may close on that date.

This position is part of a multidisciplinary cluster hire with curricular focus on race, racism, and racial justice that aims to stimulate collaboration among departments and programs across the college. The hiring committee seeks an experienced teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to the liberal arts and to undergraduate teaching, with broad musicological expertise in music of the African diaspora writ large. Specializations in jazz, music of Black women, other areas of Black music in cultures of the Americas, or related fields would significantly complement the curriculum. The committee desires a colleague who will contribute to the core courses within the department, such as Fundamentals of Music or the music history survey, as needed. A scholar who could also contribute to Vassar’s strong performance or composition programs would be welcome.

Qualifications include a completed PhD in musicology or similar field at the time of hire, evidence of ongoing and significant research activity, and experience in college-level teaching.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements (see resource for details), and three letters of recommendation.

Potential applicants may direct any inquiries about the position to Christine Howlett, Chair of Music ([email protected]). 

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