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.