Lecturer /Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
Kelburn Campus, The New Zealand School of Music (Wellington, New Zealand)
Applications deadline: 5pm NZST, 31 July 2013
Start: 1 February 2014
The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for a permanent appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (U.S. equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor). The position will be based at Victoria University in Wellington, the thriving arts and cultural capital of New Zealand.
The New Zealand School of Music is deeply committed to the idea of music as an essential human activity that informs our social and cultural interactions and identities in powerful ways. The NZSM has a long tradition of ethnomusicology, involving undergraduate study and advanced postgraduate work, and areas of strength with Maori, Pacific Island, Indonesian, and New Zealand musics, and in addition to its programmes in musicology, performance, and composition. The NZSM intends to make further advances in ethnomusicology and is committed to a high level of expertise in teaching and research that crosses disciplinary boundaries and speaks to a broad range of practices in music studies. The area of specialty is open, although the NZSM may give preference to candidates who have a strong background in music cultures of the Asia/Pacific region, who are sensitive to fostering musics in the local community, and who will consider ways to enhance the study of music at the NZSM across the breadth of its programmes. An interdisciplinary critical perspective, reflecting the multiple facets of contemporary ethnographic practices in music, would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in ethnomusicology or a related field, have a high level of teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrate the ability to maintain an international profile in research. The appointment will commence on 1 February 2014. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should include a cover letter describing qualifications for the position and a detailed CV. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference emailed separately to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Two representative samples of scholarly writing must also be included with the initial application and should be e-mailed separately to the HR Coordinator: email@example.com. Enquiries about the application process and materials should be directed to the HR Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informal academic enquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Diettrich.
Applications close 5pm NZST, 31 July 2013
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz