The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning with the Fall semester of 2017. We seek candidates with excellent classroom presence, a broad range of research and teaching interests, and a commitment to engaging in cross-departmental collaboration.  Areas of specialization are open as we plan to expand and enhance our Department's current curricular reach. Scholarly interest at the intersection of music and dance is particularly welcome. Performance expertise is not required, but would be of interest. Tenure-track faculty members have a 3/2 teaching load (which will move to 2/2 in 2020) and enjoy a generous leave policy. A Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or a closely related field is expected by August 31, 2017.

Qualified applicants should apply at: Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work, three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus by December 1, 2016.  The cover letter should address what the candidate finds attractive about teaching in a liberal arts college environment and how the candidate would approach mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Please address any questions you may have to Bernadette Dunning, Administrative Coordinator of the Department of Music and Dance (bdunnin1 -at-


Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.   For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see 


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