Job announcement: Georgetown University (Music Theory)

The Music Program in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University invites applications for a one-year, full-time non-tenure line position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin August 1, 2021. We seek a candidate with commensurate teaching experience and curriculum development in undergraduate music theory, in particular diatonic harmony, form and analysis, and counterpoint. Candidates active in research and whose professional work includes a secondary area of expertise, specifically in jazz, film/media/sound studies, performance, and popular traditions are encouraged to apply. 

A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in music theory is required and must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The music program is especially interested in candidates whose research and creative work link to the music major in American Musical Culture, affiliated programs and the highly integrated liberal arts curriculum in Georgetown College. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and seminars (2+3 over two semesters) to both music majors and minors, advising undergraduate theses, while also fulfilling departmental service and committee responsibilities as needed.

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PhD Scholarship – Music, Dublin City University

PhD Scholarship – Music  (full-time) at Dublin City University, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music (for EU, UK and international students)

Funding amount: €16,500 annual stipend plus fees for up to four years

Closing date for applications: 17:00 (Dublin), Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

For full information on the application process and eligibility criteria see: https://www.dcu.ie/theologyphilosophymusic/theology-philosophy-and-music-phd-scholarships

Topics:
The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in Musicology (across a broad range of music genres, practices and stylistic periods) and especially in the areas of:

  • Electroacoustic Processes and Analysis
  • Contemporary Music (including Irish Contemporary Music)
  • Choral Studies
  • Film Music
  • Popular Music
  • Applied Musicology
  • Music, Society, and Culture

 
Inquiries to the School Research Convenor, Dr Peter Admirand (peter.admirand@dcu.ie).

Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office: https://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/postgraduate-research-how-apply

Wanted: IASPM International official social media assistant

EDIT: The position has been filled.

Dear IASPM colleagues,

Social media plays an increasingly important part in our world, whether Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or QQ. IASPM has an informal facebook page, but wishes to have more presence on for example Twitter and YouTube, maybe also on other platforms. We are looking for someone willing as a volunteer or volunteers to work for IASPM periodically distributing social media posts.

The job would involve posting activities by IASPM and its branches on social media platforms, and increasing the associations profile. It would suit a postgraduate student, or early career lecturer or researcher. This would be an excellent for increasing your profile as an academic, and adding some sparkle to a CV. You would be co-opted on the International Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. You might post material on conferences, our research seminars, and other activities. It may be that two or more people would like to share the workload.

If you are the sort of person who actively and regularly uses Twitter, Insta, Facebook, YouTube etc., then this might well suit you. The position is unpaid, voluntary. 

Journal of Popular Music Studies news

Hi there IASPMites,

Just a few things to run by you from the world of Journal of Popular Music Studies as we kick off 2021. Our book series resumes tomorrow with Daphne Brooks, in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin and Gayle Wald, talking about her Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, coming out next month on Harvard Press. We have a jampacked set of offerings: look for the schedule here:
http://iaspm-us.net/journal-of-popular-music-studies/books-in-process-series/

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UK Members: Post for Research Fellow in Musicians’ Earnings at the University of Leeds

For the UK Members

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds wishes to recruit a fixed-term Research Fellow working full-time from 4 January 2021 until 31 March 2021 on Musicians’ Earnings in the Digital Age, a research project led by Professor David Hesmondhalgh and funded by Research England’s Quality-Related Strategic Priorities Fund (QR-SPF). There is no need to be based in Leeds for the duration of the project, but unfortunately the position is only open to candidates who have UK citizenship (this is out of the control of the research team, as is the duration of the funding).  

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Assistant professor (tenure, electronic music, music theory, composition)

The Music Department of Colby College seeks applicants for a unique tenure-track position in
electronic music, music theory, and composition at the rank of assistant professor, starting
September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will join a small, active, and highly collaborative
department and will have a central role in further expanding our electronic music program. We
seek a dynamic teacher and scholar who will offer classes in music theory, composition, and the candidate’s field of interest, as well as teach students in Colby’s Music and Interdisciplinary
Computation Major (offered jointly with Computer Science). The candidate will also maintain a
strong research trajectory in their field(s) of specialization.

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PhD Scholarships at London College of Music, UWL

The University of West London is inviting proposals for PhDs through the Vice Chancellors scholarship awards. The scholarship includes a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate and a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum for three years. 

London College of Music has supervision expertise in a broad range of music and musical theatre subject areas with particular strengths in Record Production, Audio for Virtual Reality, 21st Century Music Practices (particularly Practice-As-Research) and electronic music composition.

These PhD scholarships are open to all UK/EU students who qualify – details at: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/research/graduate-centre/vice-chancellors-phd-scholarships 

The deadline for applications is 30th November 2020

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16887

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Music
Academic Years 2021-2023
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Music invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2021. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $55,000/year.

The Department of Music invites applications from scholars working on music and Blackness across Africa and the African Diaspora. While the specific area of specialization is open, we are interested in work that challenges geographic and disciplinary boundaries and that explicitly engages critical race theory and Black studies in innovative ways, through any combination of historical, ethnographic, and analytical methods. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year during their appointment. We expect the Fellow will be able to offer undergraduate music courses and interdisciplinary graduate seminars on Blackness and anti-Blackness in the African diaspora and/or in the specific context of African American experience. The Fellow will participate equally in the Department of Music and the Society for the Humanities’ cohort and will be expected to participate in Department and Society events. Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester. Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course and an advanced, 4000-level course. These courses should be conceived as seminars and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests. 

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Fred Rogers Music Fellow

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has a new fellowship.

Fred Rogers had a deep passion for music and composed many of the songs on his television program, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. In honor of Fred Rogers’ love of music, The Gretsch family (of Gretsch Guitars) has endowed a new music fellowship at the Fred Rogers Center. The Gretsch Fellow in Children’s Music will conduct research and develop scholarly work around the ethos and vision of the Fred Rogers Center and its mission “to help children grow as confident, competent, and caring human beings.” You can find more information here: https://www.fredrogerscenter.org/what-we-do/music-fellowship. We are seeking a musician with notable credentials in scholarship, education, or a related background

Masters scholarship for BAME students at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths Department of Music offers a MA/MMus scholarship for BAME students.

There is a dramatic under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) music scholars at the academic professional level. The same is true throughout British academia. This full tuition fee-waiver scholarship aims to support a BAME student who intends to progress through postgraduate study and into an academic research position.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is 9am, 13 July 2020.

Full details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/departmental-awards/music/