The Department of Musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology. Candidates with research interests in 19th-century music and with substantial teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will be expected to 1) publish at a level consistent with a research university, 2) teach in the undergraduate music history sequence, 3) offer graduate seminars on topics that reflect ongoing research interests and complement offerings of the current faculty?particularly in opera studies?and 4) advise undergraduate and graduate theses.
Employment begins July 1, 2015.
Required Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in musicology, evidence of a distinguished program of scholarship, and a strong commitment to innovative and engaging teaching.
To Apply: Submit electronically in PDF a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two publications or samples of your scholarship to:
gbarnett at rice.edu (Gregory Barnett) with the subject line, MUSICOLOGY SEARCH
In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately as PDF attachments to an email.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Rice University is a private research university founded in 1912 and located in Houston, Texas. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States (2.1 million inhabitants) and its most racially and ethnically diverse. Rice's 295-acre campus is located approximately two miles from downtown Houston and is situated adjacent to the city's Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center, which is the world's largest. Rice is also within walking distance of Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Jung Center, Museum of Natural History, and Children's Museum. Professional performing ensembles in Houston include the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, and the Alley Theater.
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice was founded in 1975 and is one of the nation's premier music schools. It currently has approximately 300 music majors from the United States and abroad. Since 1991, the Shepherd School has been housed in Alice Pratt Brown Hall, which features four performing venues, 54 teaching studios, 55 practice rooms, seven classrooms, and an electronic music studio.
Rice University is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.