Music - Assistant Professor (World Music) Tenure Track

Music - Assistant Professor (World Music) Tenure Track
Date:  09/22/2011

The Department of Music at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2012.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment, potential for establishing a strong record of published research, and clear ideas about the role of music in a liberal arts education. Teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred.
Teaching responsibilities include offering an introduction to and specialized topics in world music (potentially including courses with performance components) and classes for both majors and non-majors in areas that complement the strengths of our faculty.  
Applications from candidates with additional expertise in film music, music in popular culture, or cultural criticism/critical theory are especially welcome.

All application materials should be sent in a single email to [email protected] with the candidate’s last name in the subject line. Pdf format files are preferred. Each file name should begin with the candidate’s last name.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of written scholarshipand a teaching statement listing possible course offerings and how the candidate sees these classes contributing to a rigorous music curriculum in a liberal arts setting. Candidates wishing to send audio/video files should include hyperlinks to these files within the relevant application documents. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly, by their recommenders, to the same email address. Letters of recommendation should also be in pdf format and, if possible, arrive with the candidate’s last name in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position or submission process should be directed to:

Prof. Jonathan Hallstrom, Chair, Department of Music, Colby College, [email protected], 207-859-5671

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

For more information about the College, please visit our web site: