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Oct 4 2021

Faculty Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology or Musicology Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States

Haverford College welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as the inaugural Norton Family Assistant Professor of Music, with an anticipated starting date of July 2022. The chosen candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology or allied field (by August 2022 at the latest), with a scholarly focus on some aspect of the living musical traditions of the Americas (North, South, Central, Caribbean). The successful candidate will be capable of teaching a wide range of courses on music at all undergraduate levels, including explorations of topics such as identity, cultural property, gender, technology, tradition, and change. We also welcome candidates whose research interests will connect students at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (Haverford’s department serves both campuses– with musical communities in the Philadelphia region through ethnographic fieldwork and possibly documentation or related modes of musical inquiry. Depending on interest and expertise, the candidate might establish and direct a student performing ensemble connected to their area of scholarship.

A broad knowledge of the repertories explored in our current core music history curriculum would be highly desirable, as would the ability to collaborate with colleagues in history/musicology, performance and theory/composition. The successful candidate will value the contribution of all musical disciplines in creating a comprehensive and balanced musical curriculum, and actively seek connections with other departments and interdisciplinary programs within the College and the Bi-College community, including (but not limited to) Africana Studies, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Visual Studies, and Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies.

Candidates should submit an application via Interfolio (, including a current CV, a cover letter, a two-page statement of current research projects, two sample course syllabi (one at the introductory and another at the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level), a statement of your capacities to engage students with different backgrounds, identities, experiences, and interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation by November 1, 2021.

Inquiries concerning the position can be directed to

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Nicole Ruffin Price, Coordinator for Faculty Hiring and Review, at

For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or

Special Requirements: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary people, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically excluded identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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