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Institution: MIT

Position: Assistant Professor of Music

General Information:

The Music and Theater Arts Section at MIT seeks a musicologist for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate subjects in Western Music and in another area of specialization: music theory, music technology, interdisciplinary studies, composition or performance, beginning September 2012.
The teaching load for the rank of Assistant Professor at MIT is two subjects per semester.

The music history/literature program currently includes an introductory survey as well as subjects concerning epochs (Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Early-Twentieth, Late Twentieth-Century) and topics )Film Music, Jazz, Opera, Symphony/Concerto). The World Music curriculum currently includes two survey courses and courses concerning regions (Africa, India, Indonesia).

Submit applications online at Applications should include: cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 2011 will receive first consideration. For further information contact Professor Patricia Tang, Search Chair:, or (617) 452-3572.

MIT subscribes to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action and is particularly interested in identifying candidates who are women as well as minorities that are under-represented in our School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, namely, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives and native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.


A Ph.D in musicology is required. Candidates should have manifested excellence and potential growth in at least one field of Western musicology, begun to have published research, and worked within a second field.

Salary Range: TBD

Items to Send:

Cover Letter, CV, three letters of recommendation

Deadline: October 20, 2011


Submit all materials online at

For further information contact Professor Patricia Tang, Search Chair:, or (617) 452-3572.

Date Listed: 08/26/2011

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