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
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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

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