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The Department of Music at Carleton College invites applications for a sabbatical replacement position (0.66 FTE, non-tenure track, eligible for health benefits) in Ethnomusicology at the rank of visiting assistant professor or instructor level, appropriate to education and experience, beginning September 1, 2021. We seek an ethnomusicologist who is an active scholar and who has an understanding of, and commitment to, teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. A Ph.D in Ethnomusicology or closely related field is required. ABD applicants will be considered, but the doctorate should be completed before the position start date. The candidate will teach four courses over the academic year, concentrating on a mix of global area studies and American vernacular music. Specialists in African, Latin American or Indigenous music(s), and/or hip-hop are strongly preferred. We also seek a scholar who may incorporate aspects of practical music making and/or experiential learning into their courses.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at and submit an online application by March 22, 2021, including a letter of application, a C.V., and a written statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Contact information for three letters of reference should also be uploaded at the same site.

Application deadline is March 22, 2021. 

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