[AMS-announce] JOB: Univ. of Notre Dame, tenure-track position in ethnomusicology

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Tue Nov 28 09:16:47 EST 2006

Department of Music
University of Notre Dame

Rank Open
Ethnomusicology / Music and Culture

The University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology.  The rank is anticipated to be Assistant Professor, but appointments as Associate Professor or Professor may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Responsibilities include pursuing an active research program leading to publications, teaching the normal university workload, which is two 3-credit courses or the equivalent in each 15-week semester, and performing departmental, university and professional service.  The departmental duties include student advising and mentoring, and administrative service in developing and coordinating the department’s new interdisciplinary concentration in Music and Culture. Courses taught will include undergraduate surveys of world music, advanced topics in cross-cultural musicology and occasional university service courses.  Overseeing appropriate ensembles may be considered as a service contribution.

Applicants will have completed (or will have completed within one year of appointment) a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or in Musicology with a subspecialty in ethnomusicology.  (Doctorates in Anthropology with a rigorous musicology component may be considered.) Preference will be given to specialists in the music Diasporas of Latin America, Africa, Asia or India, but candidates with other competencies, for example, world Christian music, and the vernacular sacred music of indigenous peoples, should apply.  Candidates should be committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, have wide-ranging interests in music and the arts in general, and expect to contribute to the diversity and character of the academic community through their research, teaching and service.

The department currently offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.  There are fourteen regular faculty as well as visiting scholars and artists.  The University of Notre Dame is a leading Catholic university.  We solicit applications from Roman Catholics and persons of other religious affiliations or no affiliation.  The Department and the University have made a commitment to diversity.  We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Notre Dame is located in northwest Indiana, 90 miles east of Chicago.  There are several venues for music performance in the community, including a 2500-seat performing arts center downtown, and excellent facilities on campus.  The centerpiece is the new DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts (see: http://performingarts.nd.edu). 

Notre Dame offers competitive salaries and generous fringe benefits (see: http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/).  There are also many resources and incentives for carrying out programs of research and professional development.

To apply, please mail a CV and a Letter of Application to the address below.  The letter should include statements about the candidate’s teaching aims and research, a comment on why the candidate is interested in a position at Notre Dame, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.

Please do not send other supporting materials until contacted.  The search is now open and will continue until the position has been filled.

For additional information about Music at the University of Notre Dame, please visit our website at http://www.nd.edu/~music.

Donald Crafton, Chairperson
Department of Music
105 Crowley Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46556
(574) 631-6211

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