Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology

Contact Louis Epstein, chair of the search committee
Northfield, MN, US
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The Department of Music at St. Olaf College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Musicology to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar of outstanding ability who will contribute to the artistic and intellectual life of the college. Qualifications for the position include: a doctorate in musicology by the time of appointment, a demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates, evidence of or potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, and a vision for how the study of music contributes to a liberal arts education.

The successful candidate will teach six courses over the course of the academic year, which includes two semesters and a January term. Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester music history survey and several upper-level, topics-based courses related to the candidates areas of expertise. The successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, political views, and religion. Candidates who have particular interdisciplinary interests that may enhance St. Olafs intellectual community are encouraged to highlight these aspects in their cover letter.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Graduate transcript(s) - official or unofficial
Statement of teaching philosophy
Sample syllabus
Scholarly writing sample
The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening)
Review of applications will begin on March 13, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive fullest consideration.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Louis Epstein, chair of the search committee, at Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.