Non-NU Email
The University of Missouri School of Music seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology with an emphasis in American Music for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a full-time position. Duties include teaching music history courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and serving as the Director of the Budds Center for American Music Studies (administration, research, and other duties as necessary). The successful candidate will also provide service to the School and the University in keeping with expectations for visiting assistant professors.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in musicology or ethnomusicology completed by the time of appointment. Candidates evaluated on: Evidence of successful teaching at the university level and administrative experience.

Rank/Salary/Benefits/Start Date: Visiting Assistant Professor (full-time, nine-month, unranked, non-regular position). Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package provided (see The appointment begins August 15, 2021.

Application: Interested candidates should use the online application and be prepared to submit:
(1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and (4) a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s experiences, commitment, and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in teaching and mentoring is required. These materials must be combined into a single electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) and uploaded online at Click on “prospective employees.” Find this position (ID #35772), check the “select” button, and click “apply now.”

Budds Center for American Music Studies: Established in September 2019 by Dr. Michael J. Budds, former professor of musicology, and housed in the MU School of Music, the Center upholds a mission to serve as an academic destination for research, teaching, and the celebration of musical achievement and performance of American music with special emphasis on the musical culture within the State of Missouri. For more information, see

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. 

AMS-Announce mailing list and bulletin board:

How to submit a post

Visit the AMS-Announce archive

TO UNSUBSCRIBE, switch to/from Digest mode, change your subscription address, etc.: log in and edit your subscription.

AMS-Announce is a free service provided to the musicological community by the American Musicological Society.