The West Virginia University School of Music seeks nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor -- Musicology (open specialty) of candidates with a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting cutting-edge musicological research, and fostering a positive and collaborative environment for colleagues and students alike. This position is full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, benefits-eligible beginning August 14, 2020.

Duties: Primary duties include teaching general education courses for non-majors, music history courses for music majors, and seminars for graduate students; serving on masters and doctoral committees; and serving as research advisor for students enrolled in the M.A. program in musicology and the D.M.A. programs in performance.

Like all faculty in the School of Music, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and professional development sufficient to meet the expectations of a land-grant university categorized as Doctoral/Research -- Very High. Participation in University, College, and School activities, committees, academic advising, professional service, and faculty governance is expected.

Deadline: Application review begins February 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold the Ph.D. in musicology or a related field by the time of appointment (August 2020) and will have taught successfully at the collegiate level for at least two years. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a broad knowledge of western art music; a working knowledge of jazz, popular music, and/or non-western musical traditions; and a commitment to research and publication with the potential for national and international achievement as a scholar. Additionally, the successful candidate will be collaborative, intellectually adventurous, and willing to embrace all aspects of music studies.

Application: Apply online at

West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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