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Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, Pomona College, 3-year position (pdf)

Pomona College is seeking an assistant professor to fill a three-year replacement position in Ethnomusicology in the Music Department from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2013. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. and show evidence of ethnomusicological research as indicated by scholarly presentations and publications. Area of specialization is open. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years' teaching experience. The candidate should be committed to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching five courses and supervising two non-Western ensembles taught by specialists. Teaching load includes an introductory course in World Music, a theory and methods course in Ethnomusicology, and three additional courses based on the candidate's expertise and the department's needs. Experience teaching courses in music theory and aural skills is desirable. If appropriate, leading a non-Western ensemble may be considered part of the teaching load. Send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, sample publication or conference paper, and three letters of recommendation to Ethnomusicology Search, Department of Music, Pomona College, 340 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711. Complete applications received by October 16, 2009 will receive full consideration.

Pomona College is a member of the Claremont Colleges and is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The Music Department has ten full-time faculty, 26 part-time applied music and ensemble instructors. The Department serves music majors as well as a large number of non-majors each semester. Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Contemporary music temporary lectureship at NZSM (pdf)

The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for a temporary appointment as Lecturer in Contemporary Music and Culture. The position will be based at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, for the 2010 academic year (February-November 2010).

The New Zealand School of Music is committed to the idea of music as an essential human activity that powerfully informs our contemporary social interactions and multiple identifications. The field of expertise required for this position is open and may be grounded in a number of areas: creative, critical, performative, theoretical, technological, or historical. Whilst the field of expertise remains flexible, the applicant should have a wide-ranging perspective on music and musical culture from the twentieth century until the present day.

The successful applicant will teach four courses, two in each semester, as follows:
- the yearly compulsory introductory course on music in contemporary life
- the same, taught as a distance course via a combination of video conference,
online teaching, and pre-recorded lectures
- an undergraduate course on popular music
- an upper undergraduate/graduate seminar on a contemporary music topic
reflecting the research interests of the applicant

S/he may also be called on to supervise graduate research projects in related fields, engage actively with the programme, and assist in other areas as needed.

The successful candidate will have completed or nearly completed PhD or DMA and will
have teaching experience at university level

For more information please contact the search committee chair, Inge van Rij,

Potential applicants attending the SEM meeting in Mexico City should seek a brief interview with Brian Diettrich (, and Inge van Rij, and check for the sign-up sheet at the conference).

To apply please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and two representative samples of scholarly writing to Sheetal Devi: In addition please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent/e-mailed under separate cover