Towson University: Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture (tenure-track), beginning August 2017



A Ph.D. in music history, musicology, or ethnomusicology in hand by the time of application. ABD and candidates holding a D.M.A. will not be considered. Record of excellence in teaching at the university/college level as the instructor of record. Ability to incorporate creative, diverse, critical, and interdisciplinary approaches in scholarly work and teaching. Experience in teaching courses in popular musics, African American musics, jazz, film music, non-Western musics, and/or global perspectives in music. Demonstrated scholarly achievement. Areas of expertise in teaching and scholarship should complement those of current faculty; effective in integrating technology into instruction.



Teach courses in music history and culture for music majors (undergraduate and graduate) and non-majors, including Western music canon surveys. Contribute to curriculum development by bringing creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approaches to a large and diverse music department. Carry out a distinctive scholarly agenda with publications and presentations; participate in academic governance and department, college, and university service.



Deadline for applications is January 21, 2017. A digital dossier will include: 1) A letter of application outlining your qualifications to teach in areas enumerated above, your research agenda, and ideas to integrate your scholarship in our diverse undergraduate music curriculum; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) A sample syllabus; 4) A copy of the transcript from your doctoral degree granting institution; Mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and business telephone numbers for at least three references who may be contacted by the search committee.


Submit complete digital dossiers in PDF format as a single file to: musichistorysearch -at-


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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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