The Department of Music at Brown University invites applications for an assistant professor in historical and cultural studies of music to begin July 1, 2006. The field of expertise is open. We seek a candidate with broad interdisciplinary interests and evidence of exceptional scholarly promise. Experience in undergraduate teaching is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and to help develop a new, multidisciplinary graduate degree in historical and cultural studies of music. Applicants should have received the Ph.D. in music by June 2006.
Brown University is a leading Ivy League institution with a distinctive undergraduate academic program, a world-class faculty, outstanding graduate students, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study. A commitment to diversity and intellectual freedom has remained a hallmark of the University since its establishment. The Department of Music--with 13 full-time faculty, 30 teaching associates, and a state-of-the-art music library--supports undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of history, theory, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, computer music and multimedia. Under the leadership of President Ruth Simmons and Provost Robert Zimmer, the University’s research profile has been growing, and Music has been changing along with it. Since 2004 the Department has added three new faculty members to its roster, and, in 2005, a new Ph.D. in Electronic Music and Multimedia joined the long-standing graduate degree program in Ethnomusicology. We are now seeking, with the current position, an energetic and imaginative scholar who will help expand our graduate offerings in the area of historical and cultural studies.
Candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:
Department of Music
Box 1924, 1 Young Orchard Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
Applications received by February 1, 2006 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until position is closed or filled. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.