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Institution: West Virginia University

Position: Assistant Professor—Music History

General Information:

The West Virginia University School of Music seeks nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor-Music History (open specialty) with a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to cutting-edge musicological research to join a diverse and energetic music faculty. This position is full-time, 9 month, tenure-track, benefits-eligible beginning August 16, 2014.


The successful candidate will hold the Ph.D. in music history or a related field by the time of appointment (August 2014) and will have taught successfully at the collegiate level for at least two years. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all periods of western music history; a working knowledge of jazz, popular music, and non-western musical traditions; and a commitment to research and publication with the potential for national and international achievement as a scholar. Additionally, the successful candidate will be collaborative, intellectually adventurous, and willing to embrace all aspects of music studies.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Primary duties include teaching general education courses for non-majors, music history courses for music majors, and seminars for graduate students; serving on masters and doctoral committees; and serving as research advisor for students enrolled in the M.M. program in music history and the D.M.A. programs in performance.
Like all faculty in the School of Music, the successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and professional development sufficient to meet the expectations of a land-grant university categorized as Doctoral/Research—High. Participation in University, College, and School activities, committees, advising, recruitment, professional service and participation in faculty governance is expected.

Salary Range: The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Items to Send:

For a complete application, interested candidates should submit the following:
• letter of application
• current curriculum vitae
• three (3) letters of reference which address the applicant's potential as a publishing scholar and/or provide evidence of successful teaching
• the names of three (3) additional references

Please do not submit writing samples at this time. Samples from finalists for the position will be requested at a later date.

Deadline: open until filled


Applications should be sent electronically (via email) to:
Jodie Lewis
Administrative Associate/Music History Search Coordinator

Other Information:

The School of Music ( has been central to the cultural climate of West Virginia University and surrounding region for more than 100 years. For generations, its acclaimed faculty of teachers, artists, and scholars has prepared students for futures in music while contributing to the quality of life in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the region.

The School of Music comprises 46 full-time and 17 part-time faculty and professional staff. It is the State of West Virginia’s only accredited program offering B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in music, and of the 735 arts majors at West Virginia University, nearly 40% of them are in music.

The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education and the West Virginia Department of Education.

The College of Creative Arts ( is one of 15 colleges within the university, includes the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art & Design, and offers the state’s premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NAST, NASM, and NASAD).

The College of Creative Arts is housed in WVU’s Creative Arts Center and has 72 full-time faculty and 21 professional staff whose mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the Arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the global community.

West Virginia University ( is classified as a Doctoral/Research -- High University and is the state’s only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land grant institution. WVU has a current enrollment of approximately 29,000 students on the Morgantown campus enrolled in more than 184 graduate and undergraduate programs. The university community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state.
WVU is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Morgantown, West Virginia which has received a number of national rankings, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by for its quality of life. Other city rankings have included: One of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.
WVU is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. Women, minorities, veterans and protected-class individuals are encouraged to apply.

Date Listed: 01/11/2014

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