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Institution: UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology

Position: Associate/Assistant Professor

General Information:

The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology invites applications for a tenure-track position in one of two areas: (1) World music theorist-composer or (2) Jazz scholar-composer. Review of applications begins February 5, 2007. Start Date: July 1, 2007.


World music theorist-composer qualifications: doctorate, potential for distinguished creativity and scholarship, record of excellent teaching. Jazz scholar-composer qualifications: doctorate desirable, potential for distinguished creativity and scholarship, record of excellent teaching.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

World music theorist-composer teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate instruction in world music theory, composition, and studio techniques. Fluency with appropriate digital media and breadth of engagement with diverse musical repertoires, including popular music, are highly desirable. Jazz scholar-composer teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate instruction in jazz theory, composition, and history, as well as studio recording and digital techniques. Other activities would include shared duties in administration, production, and auditions. Responsibilities for both the world music theorist-composer and the jazz scholar-composer will include active research and publication, teaching courses for non-majors, undergraduate majors, and graduate seminars, service on graduate committees, supervision of M.A. exams and Ph.D. dissertations, and may include ensemble coordination, as appropriate.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Items to Send:

Applications should consist of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three names of references with their contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email address. Applicants are encouraged to send these materials via email as attachments in .pdf format to: All applications will receive equal consideration, whether submitted electronically or in hard copy. For express delivery, our street address is: 445 E. Charles E. Young Drive. Please do not send supporting materials until requested by the Search Committee.

Deadline: open until filled


Applications should be addressed to: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Chair, UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. ATTN: Ethnomusicology Search, Box 951657, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657

Other Information:

UCLA ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Department of Ethnomusicology, comprising some 43 faculty and approximately 135 students, has maintained an outstanding reputation for its academic and performance programs. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Date Listed: 01/25/2007

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