MUSIC VAP for 2024-25 & 2025-26

The Department of Music at Davidson College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for a temporary, two-year appointment to begin July 1, 2024. This full-time faculty appointment comes with benefits and carries a 5-course teaching load for each academic year. Applicants must be dedicated to creating equitable and inclusive learning environments within our undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Previous college-level teaching experience is highly desirable.

We seek a music scholar with a terminal degree in ethnomusicology, musicology, or related field, whose research and teaching interests include global musics and musicking, folklore studies, diaspora studies, and/or area studies. Completed degree preferred, but ABD considered. Specializations may include, but are not limited to, Indigenous music(s) broadly defined, musics of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and transnational/transcontinental histories. Music scholars with global, interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged to apply. Though not a requirement, we value scholars who have a vision and the ability to collaborate with ensemble directors, or who can direct student performances related to their area of expertise.

Consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.

Applications must be submitted online at and must include a cover letter addressing professional interests and aspirations pertaining to teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a 1-2 page diversity statement that outlines how one’s teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s Institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. Three letters of recommendation will be solicited from candidates later in the process.

Applications completed by February 26, 2024 will receive full consideration.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellences, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origin.


Department of Music University of California, Riverside

The Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Popular Music with an expected starting date of July 1, 2024. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to innovative teaching and research focused on technology-mediated Popular Musics of the Americas and/or their Diasporas.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (DMA, PHD, MFA) in music, or a related field completed by June 30, 2024.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) scales/t1.pdf

The salary range for this position is $74,600 -$97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive condition.

Applicants must submit their applications to where a complete job description can be found. Applications must include a cover letter, Professional CV or Resume, statement of teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), evidence of teaching excellence/teaching evaluations, diversity statement specifically detailing past experience and/or future plans for equity and inclusion activities (1-2 pages), Three examples of recent scholarly or creative work (publications, musical performances, or recordings) in an accessible format (such as a personal website, YouTube channel, or PDF), and Contact information for three references; letters are not required for the first round of application review. Applications received by Monday, January 15, 2024, will receive full consideration.

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ADA/Veterans Employer.

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, College Conservatory of Music

The Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, seeks an outstanding candidate with a research specialization in African, African Diasporic, Latinx, and/or Indigenous music(s) to augment our current program strengths and support relationships with allied departments and local communities. The tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the Assistant Professor level starts in August 2024. Candidates with an established record in teaching, research, and service may accelerate their tenure review process.

In this role, candidates will be expected to use research and performance to critically engage and expand canonical repertories, practices, and knowledge-building in ethnomusicology and/or related disciplines. The successful candidate will integrate performance, research, and teaching of one or more historically marginalized musical styles in ways that will benefit a culturally diverse population of conservatory students. The candidate is encouraged to collaborate with faculty and students in Africana Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino/a/x Studies, or other related disciplines.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology/ethnomusicology
  • Developing original courses in the candidate’s field of specialization, with the possibility of directing a student performance ensemble
  • Advising research in area(s) of expertise; maintaining an active program of research and scholarly publication
  • Participating in divisional, college, and university-wide committees

Minimum Requirements
Prior to effective date of appointment, all of the following are required:

  • PhD in ethnomusicology or a related discipline.
  • Research specialization in African, African Diasporic, Latinx, or Indigenous music(s), as evidenced by (a) a doctoral dissertation or (b) at least one research publication or (c) at least one research presentation.
  • One academic year of collegiate teaching experience.

Application Details
Please complete an online application at Applicants should submit:

  • Contact information only for three professional references
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  • Letter of application indicating areas of research specialization and university-level teaching experience

Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.

Appointment Date: August 15, 2024

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $60,000 – $63,000 dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Associate Editor for Journal of World Popular Music 

Call for Applications 

Associate Editor for Journal of World Popular Music 

The editorial team of JWPM seeks to appoint an Associate Editor to support the editing and production of articles and special issues covering world popular music in all its forms and from a variety of academic and other perspectives. JWPM publishes articles and special issues which respond to the latest releases in the fields of popular music, ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology, cultural sociology, communication, media and cultural studies, and/or others. 

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PhD scholarships at the University of Huddersfield

This is a brief update on 4 PhD scholarships (full fee waiver and an annual bursary of £17,668) relevant to popular music at the University of Huddersfield, UK, that we previously advertised on this list. The original deadline of 10 February was extended to 27 February 2023, so there is still enough time to write and submit a proposal. Please spread the word and invite students or graduates to apply. The 4 scholarships are:

The Creative Music Production Scholarship is aimed at projects focused on the art of record production or other relevant subjects.…/creative-music-production…/

The Nitin Sawhney Scholarship is open to any popular music topic, whether focused on text-based or practice-based research. It will include some tutorial support from British composer, performer, and producer Nitin Sawhney.…/nitin-sawhney-scholarship/

The Richie Hawtin Scholarship focuses on electronic music and may include some tuition from DJ and Producer Richie Hawtin if appropriate.…/richie-hawtin-scholarship/

The John Warhurst scholarship is focused on film music and media composition, named after and supported by Huddersfield University graduate and Oscar winner John Warhurst, as well as the Nitin Sawhney Scholarship supporting any area of popular music scholarship.…/john-warhurst-scholarship/

Jobs: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Popular Music, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Popular Music, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

The Department of Music Research and Composition, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, invites applications for a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) appointment in Popular Music Studies (Production, Creation, Dissemination), at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2023.

An earned doctorate or professional equivalent is required. The candidate will have a specialization in one or more of the following areas: music production for motion media (including film, television, streaming, and gaming), electronic songwriting and record production modalities, popular music performance and production pedagogies, and other areas related to the production, creation, and dissemination of popular music. Professional experience working with musics of the African diaspora or non-Western popular musics is an asset, as is professional experience in all aspects of licensing and music supervision.

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Job Announcement: Northeastern University (Boston, USA) FT/NTT “Freshman Experience” in Music

About the Opportunity: The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University (Boston, USA) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, Teaching Professor, or Professor of the Practice, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We seek an experienced college-level educator and advisor with an advanced degree in interdisciplinary music studies or the equivalent, and/or with a strong background in cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching, advising and curriculum design. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the Department’s academic programs, assist in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a flexible array of future professional opportunities, and support Northeastern University’s traditional strengths in experiential education. The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2023.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, College-Conservatory of Music

Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, College-Conservatory of Music

Job Overview
The Division of Musicology, Composition and Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, seeks an outstanding candidate with a research specialization in African, African Diasporic, Latinx, and/or Indigenous music(s) to augment our current program strengths and support relationships with allied departments and local communities. The tenure-track position in ethnomusicology at the Associate or Assistant professor level starts in August 2023. Candidates with an established record in teaching, research, and service may accelerate their tenure review process.

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Jobs: Tenured Professor, Musicology (UCLA)

Department of Musicology – Tenured Professor Position

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08009

The Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles is searching for a senior hire in Musicology. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply, and candidates should, in their letters of application, highlight research and teaching activities that demonstrate a strong commitment to the needs and perspectives of disadvantaged populations.

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