Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts

Date Posted July 21, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Music and Theater Arts, Cambridge, MA

Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track)


Employment: Academic position

Primary Area of Specialization: Ethnomusicology


Position description: The Music and Theater Arts Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Ethnomusicology, beginning September 2015.


Faculty duties include: teaching undergraduate subjects in world music and other areas according to the candidate’s field(s) of concentration and Section needs; conducting research in Ethnomusicology; and service to the Section and Institute. The teaching load for the position is two subjects per semester.


Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a related field completed by the start of employment. Strong research abilities and agenda including plans for publication. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Additional expertise will be taken into consideration (but is not required), e.g. in performance, popular music, sound studies, historical studies, dance, theater, composition, or music technology as they relate to the study of music in culture.


Submit applications online at Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants should discuss their ongoing professional activities, their plans for future scholarly initiatives, and how they might successfully interface with an active undergraduate music program. Applicants should also indicate topics of classes they would like to create and teach. Complete applications should be submitted by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to receive first consideration.


MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MIT is also interested in applicants with experience and interest in working with culturally diverse groups and those interested in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural perspectives.


Additional requirements: Start Date: September 2015. Address Applications to Professor Peter Child. Please do not contact Professor Child. Contact Information for Interested Applicants: Email: Website:


How To Apply

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