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Institution: Columbia University

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Music (two)

General Information:

The Department of Music at Columbia University is pleased to announce two Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to begin in September 2008.


We seek scholars or artists in the early stages of their academic careers (with doctorates received after 30 June 2005 or with all requirements completed by 30 June 2008) whose research, creative work, and teaching will add to the intellectual vigor and diversity of musical life at Columbia.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

In each semester of a two-year appointment, a Fellow will teach one course. At least three of these four courses will be in Columbia’s Core Curriculum: either Music Humanities (Masterpieces of Western Music) or a comparable course in Major Cultures (such as Asian Music Humanities). A fourth course may be on a subject chosen by the Fellow, in consultation with the Department. (For information about the Core Curriculum, visit Fellows will also be encouraged to share their work with the University community in colloquia and other appropriate presentations.

Salary Range: The Fellowship will bring an initial salary of $54,600, with an increase anticipated in the second year. Research expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,000 annually. Fellows may apply for Columbia University housing.

Items to Send:

A letter of application should be accompanied by:
(1) a curriculum vitae
(2) one sample of work: a dissertation chapter or an article, or a composition (score, recording, or both)
(3) a statement of research or creative plans for the fellowship period (up to 1500 words)
(4) a brief statement of teaching experience and interests (up to 500 words)
(5) three letters of recommendation, which may be sent directly by the writers

After initial review, the committee may request further written or recorded materials from applicants.

Applications MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1 OCTOBER 2007. (Please note that the deadline is much earlier than in past years.)

Deadline: October 1, 2007


Send applications to:

Post-Doctoral Search Committee
Department of Music
Columbia University
621 Dodge Hall, MC 1813
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Other Information:

For more information about the Department of Music, visit

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Date Listed: 09/14/2007

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