Assistant Professor – Musicology



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Job description

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Music – Musicology in the Department of Music. The department enjoys endowments and private scholarship funds of approximately $1.6 million, annual university performance scholarships of $800,000, a visiting artist series, and NASM accreditation. Many performances are presented in the new state-of-the-art, 1200-seat, Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. In January of 2023, the new Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts will open with 100,000 or more square feet of dedicated collaborative arts space including a new 450 seat performance hall, percussion suite, string studios, and a choral rehearsal and recital hall.

The department serves 250+ majors and minors, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: BA, BM (Composition, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz and Studio Music), BME, MM (Performance, Music Education, Conducting – Instrumental and Choral, and Music Theory). The faculty is comprised of approximately 33 full-time and 17 adjunct members, most of whom have national and international reputations.

We seek an artist-teacher with proven experience to teach musicological courses which will include Introduction to Music Literature; Music History I and II, Women in Music; The History of Rock and Roll; graduate courses such as Introduction to Research and Bibliography and several graduate seminar courses to be taught on rotation. The ideal candidate should have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Candidates should demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of, and experience teaching all areas of musicology and with proficiency for on-line teaching and methodologies for teaching Music History courses on-line. Other duties will be assigned in accordance with the successful applicant’s expertise, including applied music with preference for low strings, music theory and ear training.

Qualifications include the Ph.D. in Musicology (ABD will be considered for appointment), Ed.D., or equivalent, and significant experience teaching at the college level.

How to apply

Candidates should visit to find the position posting. The application system is accessible from this position posting and will require the candidate to submit the following items: letter of application, current vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references. YouTube links demonstrating rehearsal technique as well as examples of performance ability will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position remains open until filled. Position begins August 16, 2023.

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

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