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Institution: Boston College

Position: Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

General Information:

Full-time, tenure track. Start date: September 1, 2013.


The successful candidate will have a doctorate, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a well developed research agenda, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to BC's mission. The
Boston College Music Department favors an integrated approach to the discipline and places non-Western traditions within a broad cultural context that emphasizes the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to
forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University.

While specialization in any area will be considered, candidates with expertise in African, Asian, or Hispanic music traditions, an interest in sacred music (broadly defined), and/or a willingness to form and/or direct performing ensemble may be preferred. A willingness to help develop the department's commitment to the innovative use of digital technologies in the classroom would be an advantage.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses
in ethnomusicology, world music and popular music.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

To apply, please upload the following documents to
letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please do not send
additional materials until requested.

Deadline: December 15, 2012


For further information please contact the Music Department at 617-552-8720 or

Other Information:

Boston College is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, and the candidate's willingness to contribute to this educational mission will be regarded as an asset. The Music Department, established in 1989, is a small department within a large undergraduate liberal arts program. In addition to major and minor concentrations in music, the school supports a large chorale, a symphony orchestra, chamber music, a diverse bands program as well as a program in Irish music. The music major, minor and all our courses are open to students who come from varied musical backgrounds. It is important for the candidate to be able to contribute to teaching music within a liberal arts context. Boston College is an AA/EO employer and welcomes applications
from women and minority candidates.

Date Listed: 10/18/2012

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