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Institution: Mount Holyoke College

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

The Music Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Entrepreneurship, beginning July 1, 2017. Innovation Hires begin as four-year contracts but are budgeted as regular tenure-track lines and the process of faculty development and review is identical to those of tenure-track candidates, with reappointment review after three years. At this point, the curricular innovation itself is also reviewed. In the case of a successful reappointment and curricular innovation review, the innovation hire would convert to a tenure track line and proceed as if in the fourth year of a tenure track line.


A Master’s degree is required, doctorate preferred. College and/or professional experience is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This position will carry a 2/2 teaching load that will include introductory or intermediate courses, as well as advanced courses in the applicant’s specialty. The successful applicant should also have experience in program building with an interest in creating cross-disciplinary conversations and initiatives. Commitment to liberal arts education, the ability to contribute to the wider educational aims of the Department, and the capacity to reflect the College’s commitment to diversity through course offerings are essential.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach courses in digital music and music entrepreneurship at the introductory level, and develop more advanced courses and initiatives in her/his substantive areas of research and practice interest. For example, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape and participate in interdisciplinary conversations about the upgrading of a SoundLab in the department, as well as developing project-based curricula and programming partnerships with other departments in the Humanities and STEM disciplines, and that engage the Five Colleges and Pioneer Valley academic and performing arts communities.

We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in digital music and entrepreneurship with possible areas of concentration including: electronic music composition, production, and sound design; music business and management; music production and engineering; music and digital media; interactive and intermedia applications; community engagement and collaboration; and music and social entrepreneurship.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Items to Send:

Applications must be made online at by submitting a letter of application, a CV (with links to online creative work, if applicable), and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, with an emphasis on how the candidate would develop curriculum appropriate to the Innovation Hire, (2) scholarly research and/or industry experience and future plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. [*Recommendations should address the candidate’s professional work, teaching and organizational skills. Our application system will automatically send an email to each of your referees with a secure link through which to submit the letter of recommendation. Review of applications materials will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please do not send hard copy materials.

Deadline: open until filled


Tian Hui Ng
Chair of Search Committee
Mount Holyoke College Music Department
50 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
E: tng@mtholyoke.eduy

Other Information:

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Date Listed: 10/23/2016

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