Washington University of St. Louis Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology - 41223 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this faculty opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Music. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions


Washington University in St. Louis Department of Music announces a tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall semester 2019. Consideration will be given to all subfields. Duties are to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise; pursue research and publication; supervise independent projects, theses and dissertations; and participate on department and university committees.

The Washington University Department of Music is encompassed within the school of Arts & Sciences. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees and MA and PhD degrees in Music with concentrations in Musicology and Music Theory. The Department also confers minors in Music and Jazz Studies and provides lesson and performance opportunities for some 500 students per semester. Our applied music teaching staff includes members of the local jazz community and of the St. Louis Symphony. Our undergraduate student body consists of highly motivated, academically oriented young men and women who pursue music as both a means of personal enrichment and a professional goal.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (ABD applicants must complete the Ph.D. before taking up the position).
  • Candidates should demonstrate significant post-doctoral teaching experience, a promising record of publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the search is concluded.

*To apply: *Send cover letter (addressed to Prof. Patrick Burke), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Kim Daniels at daniels@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology - 41223

Job ID: 41223

Location: School of Arts & Sciences

Regular/Temporary: Regular