As­si­stant Pro­fes­sor of Mu­si­co­lo­gy (tenure-track)

Chicago, Department of Music

Deadline: 08.10.2021

The Department of Music at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Musicology. We seek a scholar to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Minimum teaching load: four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, plus usual advising and committee responsibilities.

The University of Chicago seeks a scholar and teacher of exceptional potential working at the intersection of music and history. A successful candidate will demonstrate a rich understanding of one or more scholarly subfields; a potential for publishing novel research; an appreciation of the Department of Music’s long-standing integrated and interdisciplinary approach; the ability to shape curriculum and pedagogy creatively; and the ability to work effectively with both graduate and undergraduate students. All requirements for completion of a PhD in Music must be completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website no later than 11pm central time on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the following link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing work as a scholar and teacher
  • A dissertation or book abstract
  • Names and contact information of three potential recommenders

Review of applicants will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications. Questions may be directed to Peter Gillette ( with the subject heading SEARCH—MUSICOLOGY.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.