Visiting Asst Professor in Musicology

The Binghamton University (State University of New York) Department of Music invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Musicology beginning in September 2020. This position begins Fall semester 2020 (9/1/2020) and runs through Spring semester 2022 (8/31/22), with the potential for renewal. We seek a colleague with the ability to engage students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a broad array of courses. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to advise honors projects and master’s theses.

The Binghamton University Music Department offers nationally-accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in History & Literature, Composition, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; the Master of Music in Opera, the Bachelor of Music in Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Students from across the university participate in a wide range of music courses, lessons, and ensembles, and the Department serves the university and local community through a varied program of performances.

This position entails a 3-3 course load. The yearly schedule will include one graduate-level seminar, one Western-music survey for music majors (1750-1900 or 1900-present), an introductory course in the Western classical tradition for non-majors (taught both semesters), and both major- and non-major electives, preferably focusing on 20th- and 21st-century popular and vernacular musics. The Music Department is particularly interested in expanding our curricular offerings in African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, and other historically marginalized musical cultures.

—A completed PhD or ABD status in Musicology or a closely related field (PhD strongly preferred) by the appointment start date.
—experience teaching college courses in music history as instructor of record.

—experience teaching courses in music history for music majors or master’s students.
—experience teaching courses focused on popular or vernacular musics, especially those of African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or other historically marginalized musical cultures.
—experience developing and teaching new courses.
—teaching experience that engages closely with the candidate’s research and publication program.

Applications must be submitted through the Binghamton Interview Exchange site:

Please submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two sample syllabi, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references who can comment on your teaching and research; do not send reference letters or other materials at this time.

Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence, victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Contact Information
René Neville
Binghamton University
Department of Music P. O. Box 6000
Binghamton, 13902