Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology

NZ School of Music, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

An exciting opportunity to work in the NZ School of Music with its strong existing tradition of ethnomusicology, and to shape the future development of the programme.

Location: Kelburn Campus
Term of Contract: Permanent
Reference: A162-08Z
Link to the Post
Closing Date: 30 May 2008

The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for an appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. The position will be based at Victoria University in Wellington, the thriving cultural capital of New Zealand.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in ethnomusicology or a related discipline, teaching experience at university level, and evidence of the ability to maintain a research profile of international distinction in ethnomusicology. A strong grounding in ethnomusicological theory, as well as the ability to connect theory to creative practice (through, for example, incorporating various forms of music-making and performance into research and/or teaching), is essential.

The NZSM will give preference to candidates who are sensitive to local musics, including in particular the music of Maori and Pacific Islanders, and who will consider ways to foster the study of these musics in the NZSM. Willingness to maintain and develop stimulating relationships with other disciplines within the School (such as musicology, music therapy, composition or performance) and with relevant departments of Victoria and Massey Universities would be an advantage. Responsibilities will include leading the ethnomusicology programme in the NZSM, teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate level, and contributing to the general administration of the School.

Appointments will commence on 1 February 2009.

Two representative samples of scholarly writing should be included with the initial application. These can be e-mailed separately to Kushla Beacon.

In addition please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent/e-mailed under separate cover to Kushla Beacon, by 30 May 2008.

Further information please contact the search committee chair, Inge van Rij.

Additional Information: RD – L.SL in Ethnomusicology.doc

Post at the University of Bergen

Professor/Associate Professor in musicology
Ethnomusicology and/or popular music studies

The Grieg Academy-Department of Music at the University of Bergen, Norway, has a vacancy in a permanent position as professor in musicology (ethnomusicology and/or popular music studies).

If applicants do not meet the qualification criteria for a position as Professor, they may be evaluated for a position as Associate Professor.

Application deadline is 25 May 2008.

For the full position announcement, please see:
http://melding.uib.no/doc/Ledige_stillinger/1207124571.html

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Interactive Media and Performance

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Interactive Media and Performance

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina

The Faculty of Fine Arts, with Dr. Charity Marsh, (Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Performance) at the University of Regina, is now advertising for a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The fellowship is related to Dr. Marsh’s research in one or more of the following areas: 1) (Indigenous) Hip Hop Cultures; 2) DJ Cultures including EDM, Club-Culture, Rave Culture, Techno, Psy-Trance, on-line, community, and pirate radio; and 3) Isolation, Identity, and Space: Production and Performance of Popular Music in Western and Northern Canada.

In addition to working on the Canada Research Chair research projects, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own research interests, participate in the broader activities of the Interactive Media and Performance Lab (IMP), the Interdisciplinary Studies graduate program, Department of Media Production and Studies, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the University of Regina. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have access to the IMP labs (which house a multi-media DJ interactive studio and performance/ workshop space, beat-making/production studio, and an ethnomusicology and field work lab), and the New Media Studio Lab (which houses HDTV Imaging and Editing Suite, a surround sound research studio, and a 3-D visualization lab).

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is a one-year term, starting May 1, 2008 (or July 1, 2008), and renewable for a second year after a successful year-one review. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Innovation and Science Fund. The Fellowship award is $32,500 per annum (non-negotiable).

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to engage in an active program of scholarly research in collaboration with Dr. Marsh and will be supported by a $2,500 research/travel grant for the tenure of the fellowship. The candidate will also have the opportunity to apply for sessional teaching and corresponding stipends (up to two half courses per year) subject to the availability of funds and the needs of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of Regina.

The successful applicant will have a recent Ph.D. and research experience in the areas of Media Studies, Popular Music Studies, Ethnomusicology, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, or equivalent. The Fellow will have the capacity to undertake independent research as well as to manage large and ongoing research projects related to the Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Performance.

Applicants should submit a c.v., a one-page description of a research plan that would be carried out during the period of the appointment; a description of courses that one could offer in Media/ Film Studies, Music, and Interdisciplinary Studies; and a proposal for a special topics course. Applicants should describe the areas and strengths in research and teaching that they would bring to the Faculty of Fine Arts.

For more information please consult Dr. Charity Marsh at
charity.marsh@uregina.ca or 306-337-2623.

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2008.

Send applications to the following address:

Dr. Charity Marsh
Canada Research Chair
Ed. 243 – Media Production and Studies
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2

Roll Hall of Fame is seeking nominations and applications

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking nominations and applications for Vice President, Education and Public Programs.

The ideal candidate will have five+ years of professional managerial experience in educational programming and curriculum development, preferably in a museum, cultural institution or academic setting. He/she will be a skilled manager who will bring to the position a high degree of energy and creativity as well as the organizational, analytical and personal qualities that will inspire enthusiasm within the organization and cooperation from the Rock Hall’s key partners.

It is preferred that candidates have a strong network of relationships in either the music industry or in academic circles, but the successful candidate will have the communication and interpersonal skills to develop productive relationships with both types of partners.

Other specific qualities and attributes include:

  • Extensive knowledge of and passion for the history and cultural significance of rock and roll and its related forms, with an emphasis on critical thinking, writing and/or research.
  • Ability to create broad-based educational programming that emphasizes collaboration and creativity.
  • Visionary, entrepreneurial, and dynamic leadership style.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Versatile interpersonal style and sensitivity to artistic and cultural diversity.
  • Collegial attitude and the ability to become a supportive and collaborative member of the Rock Hall’s senior management team.
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently, and solid organizational and decision-making skills.
  • An understanding of the various forms of education and public programs at the Rock Hall.
  • Ability to advocate for his/her department while supporting overarching institutional goals.
  • Advanced musical training/abilities or professional experience in the music industry is a plus.
  • Prior experience in classroom teaching and curriculum development is highly preferred.
  • A Graduate Degree in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Museum Studies, Museum Administration, Musicology or related field is required. PhD preferred.
  • Compensation is competitive. There is no deadline for submissions, but the position will be filled as soon as the ideal candidate is identified.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The complete position description is available upon request.

    Please submit all inquiries, nominations and/or applications to:

    Michele Baird Counter
    DHR International
    Principal, Nonprofit Practice
    (P) 919-465-9354
    mcounter@dhrinternational.com

    Seeking a full-time faculty member at Ramapo College

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    At Ramapo College in northern New Jersey we are seeking a new full-time faculty member with a specialty in music business with possibly some experience in music production as well. We’ve had a music business program for a number of years, but this represents a commitment from the college supporting growth in this area. We are about 30 miles from New York City and have been able to place many students in internships there.

    We are looking for a person with experience in the industry and in music itself, as well as a very clear and sophisticated understanding of the many changes, realignments, and opportunities within the industry particularly brought on by digital media. We are seeking good candidates—ideally with some teaching experience—who can help students to understand where we are in music now, and who will mentor them in developing their skills and creative potential for the world as it is, and as it is becoming.

    Ramapo College is a progressive, multi-cultural institution with a lively and creative faculty and a music program long engaged with contemporary and global popular music, digital media, music production, and innovative performance.

    Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in and qualified fornthis position, as well as other individuals or places where potential candidates might be found. The official job description and instructions for application can be found at www.ramapojobs.com

    Position at University of Virginia

    The University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music invites applications for a
    tenure-track Assistant Professor of Critical and Comparative Studies in Music, from
    scholars with a disciplinary background in musicology or other relevant field. Specialty
    will include 19th-, 20th-, or 21st-century music. The successful applicant will join a
    department committed to studying music from a range of historical, critical, and
    performance-based perspectives, and to crossing boundaries between musicology,
    ethnomusicology, music theory, performance studies, and related disciplines.
    Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching. The appointment begins on
    August 25, 2008. Completed Ph.D. or ABD required. Teaching experience preferred.

    To apply, 1) submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and brief writing sample
    (maximum 20 pages) at jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52619, and 2)
    arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Stacey Trader, Musicology Search
    Committee, McIntire Department of Music, P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia,
    Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4176. Review of applications by the committee will begin on
    October 4, 2007; however, the position will remain open to applications until filled. The
    search committee expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Musicological
    Society convention in Quebec City.