JOB: Cornell University, Ethnomusicology (asst. professor)

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Sep 27, 2011, 10:53:04 AM9/27/11
September 2011

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

The Cornell University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in Ethnomusicology. The appointment will commence July 1, 2012.

The successful candidate will hold the doctorate (or equivalent professional accomplishment) in ethnomusicology and will have a strong understanding of historical and emerging trends in the field, commitment to ethnographic research, and engagement with music-making. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is expected, as is outstanding scholarly potential with the promise of establishing an international reputation.

At Cornell, ethnomusicology is considered part of the broader study of musicology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our department values performance as integrated with academic study, a flexible curriculum that encourages interdisciplinarity, and our strong connections to various departments and area studies centers across the University.

The successful candidate will continue to strengthen these relationships across disciplines, and within the subdisciplines of musicology. S/he will be qualified to teach undergraduate music courses to majors and non-majors, to lead graduate seminars, to advise students, and to provide service to the Cornell community.

Initial materials requested are a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not send scholarly writings or other materials at this time. Electronic applications are required. Applicants may apply at Any letters of recommendation that must be sent in hard copy may be sent to:

Prof. Bonna J. Boettcher
Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee
Department of Music
Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853�4101

The deadline for receipt of materials is 1 November 2011.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at the address given above, or by e mail at:

bjb57 at

Information about the Department may be found at:

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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