Assistant Professor of Musicology
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Department of Music
The Department of Music in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Musicology to start in August 2024.
Summary of Job Duties:
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publication who is committed to excellent teaching. We welcome applicants from any area of musicology, broadly conceived, and seek a colleague who will contribute to the department’s growth through innovative research and teaching in the field. Applicants whose research and teaching align with the Department’s Arkansas Center for Black Music or jazz programs are especially encouraged to apply.
This is a nine-month faculty appointment with a standard workload of 40% teaching, 40% research/creative activity, and 20% service. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate musicology courses—including topics courses on the candidate’s areas of interest—and graduate courses—including research methods and topical seminars. Responsibilities may also include advising undergraduate honors theses and master’s theses.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
About the Department
The University of Arkansas Department of Music is housed in the George and Boyce Billingsley Music Building in the heart of the University's flagship campus in Fayetteville. The Department has been a chartered member of Pi Kappa Lambda since 1984, and the University of Arkansas has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1951. Home to over 300 music majors, minors, and graduate students, the department has a faculty of over 50 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, pedagogues, and musicians. The program offers degrees at the bachelor and master levels and offers an intensive one-year performer's certificate. Through generous support from alumni and friends, the Department of Music became an All-Steinway School in 2010. The University of Arkansas is the third SEC school to gain this distinction and one of only 150 universities worldwide with the honor.
The Music Department offers a number of recognized ensembles, many of which have toured nationally and internationally. The Razorback Marching Band, originally formed as a Cadet Corps Band in 1874, is the largest and most visible of the ensembles, performing for thousands of Razorback fans most weekends in the fall semester. Schola Cantorum, the University's longest running choral ensemble, was founded almost 70 years ago. The Department also offers Inspirational Chorale and three additional choirs, University Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre, Latin American Music Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, four concert bands including the Wind Ensemble, and a variety of chamber music groups for students. For more information, please visit https://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/music/.
Duties will include:
• 40% Teaching
• 40% Research
• 20% Service
With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate
PhD, or terminal degree, in musicology or closely related field from an accredited institution conferred by the date of initial appointment.
Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations
Evidence of college-level teaching in musicology
At least one year of experience as instructor of record
Commitment to building a scholarly environment for all through teaching, mentoring, and research
Evidence of research and teaching alignment with areas of growth for the department, such as the Arkansas Center for Black Music or jazz programs
Evidence of the ability to be an active, involved, and collegial member of a collaborative faculty team both on campus and in relevant national service organizations
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Completed applications received by 12/03/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Christa Bentley, at email@example.com.
Applicants must submit
• a curriculum vitae,
• a cover letter/letter of application,
• a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews. Additional materials may be requested from position finalists.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
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