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POSITION:    ACM-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology for 2011-2013

BEGINNING DATE:   Late August 2011

QUALIFICATIONS:   Exceptional opportunity for a recent doctoral graduate in ethnomusicology to hone his or her teaching and performance skills, to pursue independent scholarship, and to gain experience as a citizen of a liberal arts college.  Doctoral degree must be completed before September 2011.  Applicants must bring expertise in world music and demonstrate an interest in sharing that expertise with undergraduate students, departmental colleagues, and the college and Decorah communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   During the two-year appointment the ACM-Mellon Fellow will teach part time, devote time to his or her scholarly work, and contribute to efforts to revise the World Music Cultures and Musical Styles courses and integrate world music into other courses in the music curriculum.  Each year the Fellow will teach the equivalent of three courses.  Teaching responsibilities will include Music Theory III, Introduction to Musical Styles (x2), World Music Cultures, and a January Term course that will be either a First-Year Seminar on a topic of the Fellow’s choosing or a special topics course in ethnomusicology.  Credit for one course will be given for time spent throughout the first year, in particular during January Term, helping other music faculty to develop world music modules for existing courses. 

Luther College will provide the Post-Doctoral Fellow with funding for professional development and research and for travel to support presentations of his or her work at professional conferences.  In addition, the college will offer many on-campus opportunities for faculty development by providing two senior mentors and inviting the Fellow to participate in the New Faculty Teaching Group, the Teaching Partnership program, the Mentoring Trios program for second-year faculty, a two-day summer workshop on the college mission, and other academic-year and summer workshops, seminars, and teaching discussions.

SALARY:   Salary will be consistent with a full-time appointment at the assistant professor level.

Luther College, a Phi Beta Kappa institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), is committed to fostering cultural diversity in its faculty, staff, and students, and so we welcome applications from the widest range of candidates who meet the qualifications listed above.  Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.  Excellent teaching is of paramount importance.  Additional information about the College is available by visiting the college website:  

Review of applications will begin by October 20, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.  The search process will include the evaluation of the candidate’s submitted materials (receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail), telephone interviews for selected candidates, and on-campus interviews for the finalists.  The successful candidate will be required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.  Applicants’ dossier should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  Send dossier to:
Professor Tim Peter, Music Department, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101.  Phone: 563-387-1817.  Fax: 563-387-1076.  Email: