Music Department, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Music Department-AP [#7669]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Musicology
Starting Date:2017/08/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 finished (posted 2016/08/18, updated 2016/10/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Music at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Musicology at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, appointment to begin August 1, 2017

Position:   Assistant  / Associate Professor of Musicology

Duties:      Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in musicology; participate actively in the profession; advise Ph.D. dissertations; share in departmental responsibilities; advise and curate activities of the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC)

Qualifications: Candidates will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 2017. A Ph.D. in Musicology is required, with specialization in some Early (pre-1725, i.e.) repertory; candidates who hold the Ph.D. in other areas of music studies are also encouraged to apply if they are active scholars of Early Music; demonstrable evidence of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor must be no more than four years out from promotion to Associate at the time of application for this position.

 The search committee seeks scholars whose primary research area involves Early Music, defined as any music of the pre-1725 period. The successful candidate will have broad expertise in art music, fluent acquaintance with a range of musical repertories, and current developments in musicology. The committee is interested in candidates committed to linking the instruments in the DUMIC collection to undergraduate teaching and graduate research through imaginative pedagogy and public outreach. Additional substantive interests may include (but are not limited to) performance, history of technology, gender studies, queer theory, sound studies, or other recognized subfields within Musicology.

 Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research agenda, a curriculum vitae, two or three writing samples (one of which should be an article-length document), a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation) to Applications received by December 1, 2016 will receive full consideration. 

 Duke’s Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music within a liberal-arts setting, the A.M. in Performance Practice, and the Ph.D. in Musicology, Composition, and Ethnomusicology. The graduate program encourages students to explore wide-ranging interests encompassing music history and theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance practice. Further information is included at

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Room 105, Biddle Music Building
Box 90665
Durham, NC 27708-0665

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