Music

Visiting Position in Ethnomusicology

The Department of Music at Williams College announces a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnomusicology for the academic year 2017-2018.

Teach four courses, including surveys of world music, courses related to African and African diaspora musics, and upper level courses in ethnomusicology.  A complete listing of current courses in the department and their descriptions can be viewed at http://music.williams.edu/courses.

Doctorate in Ethnomusicology with particular expertise in the musics of Africa and the African diaspora preferred. Doctorate must be in hand by September 2017. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level desirable. We encourage the candidate to speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

A letter of application, detailed resume and three letters of reference must be submitted by February 3, 2017. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36880. Please do not send any additional supporting materials until requested. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

The Music Department has 12 full-time faculty and approximately 30 part-time Artist Associates. The Department maintains an active musical life with over 130 events each year including those by the Berkshire Symphony, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Zambezi Marimba Band, Kusika, Williams Wind Ensemble, Williams Chamber Players, Chinese Music Ensemble, I/O New Music, Student Symphony, student chamber groups, and visiting artists and ensembles. The Department provides courses for the general student as well as specialized courses for the music major. Further information is available at http://music.williams.edu/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.