Stelle: Assistant Professor (University of California, Santa Cruz)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Music Department:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in cultural musicology
Begin: July 1, 2014
Review of applications begins October 15, 2013

The Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level position in cultural musicology, which we interpret broadly to include musicologists or ethnomusicologists whose research includes significant cross-cultural or cross-disciplinary components. We expect this colleague would teach large general education courses (for example, in popular musics or world music cultures), music major courses in musicology and/or ethnomusicology (the department offers both survey and specialized courses), and focused seminars supporting our Ph.D. program in Cultural Musicology. Special consideration will be given to those who can also teach lower-division integrated tonal theory/musicianship core courses.

The Arts Division supports faculty research through the Arts Research Institute and the Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence; the campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups.

The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. In accordance with the department’s workload policy, music faculty members are required to offer the equivalent of 5 five-unit courses per year; advise and mentor students; actively engage in creative work and research; and actively undertake administrative service for the department, affiliated college, and University.

The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral, or equivalent degree, in musicology or ethnomusicology with evidence of crosscultural or cross-disciplinary research interests; record of research and of teaching in higher education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Those with an ability to teach lower-division tonal theory/ musicianship will be given special consideration.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include 1) a letter of application outlining scholarly and creative background as well as current and future research plans; 2) one to three samples of creative work or writing; 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three confidential letters of recommendation.*

Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00048-14 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.

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