Stelle: Assistant Professor of Music (Jackson State University)

Jackson State University, Department of Music:
Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)
Review of applications: March 3rd, 2014
Begin: August 2014

Jackson State University’s Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.

As a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Department of Music at Jackson State University seeks applications for a tenure track position beginning August 2014. A Ph.D. in musicology / ethnomusicology is required at the time of application. Teaching load is 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities of graduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology; additional teaching responsibilities depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and departmental needs. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all periods of western music history; a working knowledge of jazz, popular music, and non-western musical traditions. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, an active and productive research agenda, and service to the University that will enable them to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure at the appropriate time in the Department of Music. For more information visit:

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, academic transcripts, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. David Akombo, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line at

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates‘ materials will begin immediately for materials received by March 3rd, and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to March 17th.

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson States nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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