Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music and Theater Arts

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Position ID:MIT-MTA-ETHNO [#20628]
Position Title: Lecturer I in Music (non tenure-track)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Music / Ethnomusicology
Appl Deadline:2022/01/21 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/11/29, finished 2022/07/23)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The MIT Music and Theater Arts Section is seeking a full-time Lecturer I to teach introductory classes in musics of the world and to expand our course offerings in ethnomusicology, broadly construed. The rank of Lecturer I holds an initial appointment of three years, with potential for a two-year reappointment, subsequent promotion to Lecturer II, and further renewals at that rank. 


The qualified candidate has at least two years of teaching experience at the university level and holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology or a related field (ABD considered, but degree must be conferred by June 30, 2022) or equivalent experience.

The Lecturer I position is teaching-focused. However, candidates whose teaching is informed by active scholarly research and/or performance are preferred. In addition, we seek professionals who embrace empathy, courage, and self-reflection, and who will contribute to our program’s goals of inclusivity and equity.


The primary responsibility is to teach three classes per semester. Though teaching assignments will vary, at least two per semester will be sections of Introduction to World Music (21M.030), a writing-intensive course. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach other subjects in the existing curriculum and will be expected both to develop new course offerings in their area(s) of expertise and interest and to help shape the goals and directions of the ethnomusicology curriculum. The position demands dynamic and innovative teaching and entails substantive engagement with students during MIT’s nine-month academic year.

Starting Date:

 September 1, 2022

Required Materials:

 Cover letter, CV, names of two referees (to be contacted for letters as needed), list of classes taught or designed, syllabus for an introductory-level class, teaching evaluations, and video excerpt of classroom teaching (10-20 consecutive minutes of class time). Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Complete applications should be submitted by Monday, January 17, 2022.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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(617) 253-3210
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Music & Theater Arts
Cambridge, MA 02139-4037