Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Humanities
Department:13030100 - COTA-MUSIC-DIRECTOR

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Job Description:

School of Music
Faculty Position Announcement
Assistant Professor in Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Position: Full-time, 9-month, tenure-accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2023
Salary: $62,000-64,000; comprehensive benefits package eligible

The University of Florida School of Music, within the College of the Arts, invites applications for a tenure accruing, full time Assistant Professor position in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. We seek an academic
colleague prepared to interact fully in the life of a vital and collegial department that strives to integrate the
values and approaches of historical musicology and ethnomusicology. The successful candidate will advise
and mentor both musicology and ethnomusicology students and offer a variety of courses of interest to our
undergraduate and graduate students. We value someone who brings musical performance experience and
expertise to their work, whether it is through research, teaching, and/or an ability to perform collaboratively
within the department, school, and college. All areas are invited to apply with special consideration for work
that bridges the boundaries between musicology and ethnomusicology. We seek a colleague whose research
and teaching orientation is innovative in a way that complements the current strengths in our department and
prepares students for the current, competitive climate in the arts and in the academy. We seek a colleague who
is producing and engaging with scholarship at the forefront of music studies through active research and peer reviewed publications.

The University of Florida is home to a library with a prominent Latin American collection; individual Centers
for Latin American, African, and European Studies; and valuable cultural institutions such as the Harn
Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History. In addition to Schools of Music, Art and Art
History, and Theater and Dance, the College of the Arts encompasses individual Centers for Arts, Migration,
and Entrepreneurship, Arts and Medicine, and the Digital Worlds Institute. The School of Music supports a
variety of degree programs, including the PhD, and numerous performance opportunities, including African
and Latin American ensembles. We especially seek candidates who can collaborate in these areas, as well as
those who bring fresh perspectives to the discipline and our school.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and
generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker.  We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and
inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
• Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars
• Advise honors projects, theses, and dissertations
• Pursue a vigorous research agenda by maintaining an active research profile consistent with
expectations of tenure and promotion
• Recruit highly qualified graduate students
• Develop and teach an original course within the UF Quest 1 Gen Ed curriculum
• Participate fully in faculty governance

SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Music plays an important role
in the academic and cultural life of the University, the College’s Creative Campus initiative and the community.
The School has 40 full-time and nine adjunct faculty, serving some 200 graduate and 200 undergraduate music
majors. Degree programs include B.A., B.M., M.M., D.M.A., and the Ph.D. in music education, composition,
ethnomusicology, and historical musicology. Program emphases include performance, music education, theory,
composition, music history and literature, ethnomusicology, conducting, and sacred music. The School of Music
is also home to the UF Bands program, which includes “The Pride of the Sunshine” Gator Marching Band.
School of Music facilities include the School of Music Building and Steinbrenner Band Hall, among others. The
University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more
information, visit

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community,
responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission
by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for
critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral
degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built
on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News &
World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research
and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead
and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate
research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American
Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located
midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community
comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such
as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio
Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of
Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Expected Salary:

$62,000-64,000; comprehensive benefits package eligible.

Minimum Requirements:

• Earned PhD by time of appointment
• Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications: • Excellence in college-level teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development
• Evidence of established and active research
• Ability to complement existing program
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until an applicant
pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December
10, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or
hiring authority.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application

Online applications must include the following:
• A detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this
position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative
• Curriculum vitae
• Research narrative (750 words)
• Statement describing your experience in promoting equity, diversity, in inclusion in your career as
educator and researcher (750 words)
• List of three references with name, relationship and contact information; letters of recommendation
may be requested at a later date

Other additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Inquiries may be sent to:
Imani Mosley
Search Committee Chair

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at   

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  

Health Assessment Required: No


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