Music, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Music-2017413 [#9001, 2017413]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Music / non-Western music, Western music
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/16, finished 2017/06/26)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology

The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence of Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The start date for the position is August 23, 2017. We seek an outstanding teacher, musician, and scholar with expertise in both Western and non-Western music, who is committed to our mission of higher education in diverse musical fields in the context of a school of fine arts at a major research university.

The University of Connecticut is experiencing a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Music within the School of Fine Arts.  This position is a full-time, nine-month non-tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Residence in the area of Musicology/Ethnomusicology. The position starts on 8/23/2017 and is renewable on an annual basis.

The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music with 20 full-time faculty members, 27 part-time faculty members, 150 undergraduate students, and 50 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, composition, music history, and music theory, as well as preparation for the music education program through the Neag School of Education. Additional information can be found at

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction in the histories, styles, and cultures of diverse musical traditions at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participate in mentoring students in their professional development as teachers, performers, and scholars. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


Primary teaching responsibilities: undergraduate courses for music majors in the history of Western music from 1750 to contemporary practice, upper-division undergraduate writing-intensive (University-competency “W”) courses in non-Western music and selected topics (“Music, History, and Ideas”), and graduate courses including historical research methods. Secondary teaching responsibilities may include general education music courses for non-majors in popular and/or non-Western music, and directing a non-classical or non-Western music ensemble. Advise Master’s theses, Ph.D. and D.M.A. dissertations, serve on graduate advisory committees, and supervise undergraduate senior theses. Maintain and develop a distinguished profile as pedagogue and scholar. Serve on department, school, and university committees, and perform other service as appropriate to the position.


  1. Completed Ph.D. in either historical musicology with a post-1750 topic, or in ethnomusicology, by the time of hire.
  2. Excellence in teaching at the University level.


  1. Demonstrated expertise in the area of non-Western music (for historical musicologists), or in the Western classical tradition (for ethnomusicologists).
  2. Demonstrated record and potential in research and scholarship.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track renewable appointment at the Storrs campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. 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.


Select “Apply” to complete your application via Academic Jobs Online. Please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • 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.).
  • Follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

The position will remain open until filled; however, preference will be given to applications received by April 3, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017413)

Further information:
Contact Amanda Daddona
University of Connecticut
Department of Music
1295 Storrs Road – Unit 1012
Storrs, CT 06269-1012

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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.

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

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