University of Connecticut, Music

Position ID:UConn-Music-497273 [#24403, 497273]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Musicology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Music
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/02/23, listed until 2023/03/25)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Musicology (broadly construed to include ethnographic and historical approaches). We seek an outstanding and collaborative teacher, musician, and scholar, with broad expertise in the Western musical tradition and one or more additional traditions, which could include indigenous or vernacular musics. This colleague will teach within our musicology curriculum as well as advise theses and dissertations on the undergraduate and graduate levels and will engage in regular outreach (through public presentations and/or ensemble leadership) with University and state communities that advances the Department’s visibility and furthers its recruitment efforts.

The successful candidate will have broad knowledge in the field of musicology as well as depth within a specific area or areas of expertise; will have already produced scholarship that demonstrates an openness to diverse approaches to research and publication; and will possess a record of community engagement and/or service in relation to the field(s) of expertise. The teaching profile will include not only excellent communication and pedagogical skills (particularly with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion), but an understanding of the complex demands of music curricula in the twenty-first century. Prior experience with thesis advising, music technology, and/or student ensemble leadership is highly desirable.

The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut is a fully accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, with 21 full-time faculty members, 25 part-time faculty members, 165 undergraduate students, and 30 graduate students. The Department provides a wide range of opportunities for music and intellectual growth with degrees offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Its faculty takes an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging approach to music teaching and learning, engaging in collaborations across the University. Additional information about the Department and its programs can be seen at               

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Primary teaching responsibilities: five courses per year, including undergraduate courses for music majors in the history of Western music, upper-division undergraduate writing-intensive (University-competency “W”) courses in indigenous musics, popular musics, and/or other selected topics (“Music, History, and Ideas”), and graduate courses, including historical research methods. Secondary teaching responsibilities could include general education music courses for non-majors and/or directing a musical ensemble related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities include advising undergraduate and master’s theses as well as Ph.D. and D.M.A. dissertations and serving on graduate advisory committees. Research responsibilities include developing and maintaining a distinguished profile as a scholar with a significant public-engagement component. Service includes work on Department, School, and University committees as well as other services as appropriate to the position.

Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


  1. Completed Ph.D. in either historical musicology or ethnomusicology, by the time of hire.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in a vernacular or indigenous music (for historical musicologists), or in the Western musical tradition (for ethnomusicologists).
  3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.


  1. Demonstrated record of and/or potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and public engagement.
  2. The ability to lead a student ensemble whose primary work will be outside of the scope of Western art music as traditionally defined.


This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track renewable appointment at the Storrs campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. Faculty may be asked to teach at one of the University of Connecticut’s regional campuses as part of their assigned duties. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online: and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • At least one writing sample
  • Three letters of reference.
  • If desired, candidates may include one to two additional items reflecting aspects of the candidate’s teaching and research profile that are not present in other elements of the application.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Music, please visit the Department's website at  Please contact Emily Cole, Program Assistant ( with any questions.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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University of Connecticut
Department of Music
1295 Storrs Road, Unit 1012
Storrs, CT 06269-1012