Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology – Department of Music

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in Ethnomusicology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

We seek applicants who can enhance our strengths in the theory and methodology of Ethnomusicology. Scholars with experience in musical ethnography and interest in the following research areas are encouraged to apply: sound studies, space and mobility, heritage and cultural policy, media and sound technology, the body, gender and sexuality. Preference will be given to applications whose geographical strengths expand our present emphases on South-East Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.

All application items must be submitted electronically by November 16, 2016. Please go to the following link:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, one writing sample not to exceed 60 pages of typescript, and only contact information of three references. Applicants are encouraged to submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Letters will be solicited only for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer to potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (

Please direct questions to Jocelyne Guilbault, Committee Chair, guilbault -at-, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kristina Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, musichr -at-

The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.  We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state (see below). The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy


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