Assistant Professor of Music
Swarthmore College: Music & Dance Department
Oct 25, 2021
The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. We seek candidates who specialize in African-American, African and/or African-diasporic musical cultures in subfields such as (but not limited to) ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music education, composition, or music technology/production. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is grounded in music scholarship and its intersections with Critical Race Studies, Black Studies and/or Africana Studies.
Applications are invited for the Dave Laing PhD Scholarship funded by the Margaret Wethered Bequest
The scholarship is attached to the Institute of Popular Music, homed in the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool. It is established in honour of Dave Laing, who was closely associated with the institute, from its foundation in 1988 until his death in 2019.
Dave was a prolific writer and editor, with a wide range of interests and abilities, and his work spanned the history and breadth of British popular music studies. He was a central contributor to the leading journals and encyclopaedias in the field, and authored numerous publications, including the first work of British popular music studies The Sound of Our Time (1969), the pioneering book on punk One Chord Wonders, and two monographs on Buddy Holly. First and foremost, however, Dave was a music journalist and in this role he also broke new ground. He was a contributor to the rock magazine Cream before becoming a founding editor of Let it Rock, but he also had a strong interest in the music business. He became an early leader in the detailed and rigorous study of the music industries, authoring numerous industry reports while also acting as press officer for IFPI, deputy editor of Music Week, and founding editor of Music Business International.
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Popular Music:
Creation and Production
The Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching (LPSOE) in Popular Music: Creation and Production for the Department of Music with an expected starting date of July 1, 2022. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. Appointment requires: (1) The demonstration and maintenance of teaching excellence, (2) Professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity (research in pedagogy and/or music) and (3) University and public service. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching. An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate.
Call for Applications:
IASPM Journal Editorial Board Members
IASPM Journal is the international peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), published in two issues per year (https://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal) and indexed in SCOPUS indexing and citation system. All editorial work is carried out online, via the OJS (Online Journal System), from the preliminary reading of submissions, the peer-review stage and editorial decision-making, to copyediting, layout and final proofreading.
Two positions are now available on the IASPM Journal Editorial Board. The duration of the terms will be October 1, 2021-October 1, 2025. If you are interested, please fill the questionnaire (https://forms.gle/DC6Fm17M9qR9UCjX9) by August 1st 2021. We will announce the results of this call by October 2021.
The Journal of Popular Music Studies (JPMS) is accepting applications for two co-editors to begin three-year terms on July 1, 2021. JPMS, published on behalf of the United States branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research on popular music throughout the world, approached from a variety of positions. Published four times a year, each issue features essays and reviews, as well as roundtables and creative works inspired by popular music. https://online.ucpress.edu/jpms
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.
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
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 (email@example.com).
Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office: https://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/postgraduate-research-how-apply
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.
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:
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).