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music department

Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology

full-time; tenure-track

The Music Department invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ethnomusicology, at the assistant professor level for a fall 2016 appointment. The primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in Popular Music, American Music, and digital media arts. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a well-developed research agenda, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, Boston College’s mission. The Boston College Music Department favors an integrated approach to the discipline that places popular music traditions within a broad cultural context and that emphasizes the interdependence of theoretical approaches and practical music making. The ideal candidate will be encouraged to forge interdisciplinary links with other departments and centers at the University, and develop the discipline of digital media arts.

Boston College is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, and the candidate’s willingness to contribute to this educational mission will be regarded as an asset.

Application deadline: December 15, 2015.

Application packets, comprising a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the Interfolio online system at: Please do not send additional materials until requested. Enquiries may be sent by e-mail to

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at /offices/diversity.