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Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology

Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Music in Musicology


Requisition Number
FE03867


Working Title

Department Name
8X240: Musicology


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track


Required Education

Ph.D.



Required Related Experience

NA



Required License/Registration/Certification

NA



Job Summary

The University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible Assistant
Professor of Musicology to join our outstanding faculty in the UK School of Music to begin August 2024. We are particularly interested in applicants with areas of specialty in Early Music through the 18th century, with secondary areas of research, such as historical performance practice, colonial and/or post-colonial studies, global studies, and gender, race, and sexuality. The committee welcomes transnational, hemispheric, and global frameworks as well as postmodern methodologies. We seek a vibrant, effective teacher and a dedicated, promising scholar who exhibits a high degree of professional integrity and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should articulate a vision for inspiring learning and ensuring student well-being.

Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and musicology and advising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. The successful candidate will also be expected to build a strong research profile consistent with Research I and UK School of Music standards, as well as participate in shared governance within the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, the University, and the professional community. Candidates must hold a PhD by the time of employment and, preferably, have at least one year of teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate school.

Distribution of Effort:
50% Teaching
40% Research
10% Service

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
• Cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this position, including a statement of teaching
philosophy, research goals, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Curriculum vitae
• Complete contact information for three to five professional references.
• Specific Requests 1: upload writing sample such as a published article or book chapter.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those received by January 8, 2024, will be assured full consideration.

The School of Music has over 50 full-time faculty, with an enrollment of over 400 students. The School of Music offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music performance, music education, musicology/ethnomusicology, and theory/composition, as well as a master’s degree in music therapy. The school is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu/music

The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and
communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic
environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. We encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.). As a member of the state’s flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Visit our
website at: http://finearts.uky.edu

Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The University generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients, and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated byUniversity of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background checkand/or drug screen.



Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

At least one year of teaching experience at the college level is preferred.



Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.