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Assistant Professor of Musicology

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Musicology

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Department Shepherd School of Music

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology. Candidates with research interests in 20th- and 21st-century music and with substantial teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate will be expected to 1) publish at a level consistent with a research university, 2) teach in the undergraduate music history sequence, 3) offer graduate seminars on topics that reflect ongoing research interests and complement offerings of the current faculty, and 4) advise undergraduate and graduate theses.

Employment begins July 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in musicology, evidence of a distinguished program of scholarship, and a strong commitment to innovative and engaging teaching.

To Apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two publications or samples of your scholarship.

In addition, applicants will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they will be given instructions on the process for submitting their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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For further information about Rice University, please visit

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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PhD or other Doctoral Degree in Musicology

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18006
Open Date 08/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/01/2017
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents

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