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Posted: Sunday, February 4, 2018 2:17 AM

Job Description
With approximately 300 music majors, the Lamont School of Music in the University of Denver's Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is highly selective, and nationally renowned, focusing on performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the context of a larger research University with a strong commitment to the role of the arts in its life and mission. The Lamont School of Music is an accredited member of NASM, and is distinguished by its exceptional faculty, who record, tour, perform, publish, and present scholarly work and compositions locally, nationally, and internationally. Lamont offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz Studies and Commercial Music, Composition, and Recording and Production, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Graduate programs include Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting, and Pedagogy; Master of Arts degrees in Music Theory and Musicology; and other certificates and Artist Diplomas. Lamont's Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology houses The Spirituals Project, an award-winning organization established in 1998 to preserve and revitalize the music and teachings of the sacred songs called spirituals, created and first sung by enslaved Africans in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lamont resides in the highly-acclaimed, 180,000 sq. ft. Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nations finest university arts centers. For a more detailed description of the school, please visit
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**Position Summary**
The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music invites applications for a new, full-time assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position in Ethnomusicology, to begin September 1, 2018. We seek a scholar with an emerging, established, or secondary specialty in music of the African diaspora. Specific areas of specialization are open, but will complement or deepen the research directions already represented by Lamont faculty. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses for majors and non-music majors and will maintain an active research and creative agenda. Additionally, this person will serve as Spirituals Project Faculty Affiliate, integrating with and expanding the mission of The Spirituals Project, a program housed in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
The Spirituals Project is a broad-based initiative to explore the many, varied dimensions of African American spirituals as art form, tradition, and tool. As Faculty Affiliate, this new hire will work with The Spirituals Project Faculty Director to develop programming that extends and expands the mission of The Spirituals Project by focusing on musical, cultural and historical aspects of the spirituals and related music genres, including explorations of the legacy of the spirituals in ongoing struggles for freedom and equality.
**Essential Functions**
* Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ethnomusicology and related topics, for both music majors and non-majors. Leading an ensemble is encouraged but not required.
* Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Nationally recognized publications, possibly supplemented with creative work, will be considered for tenure and promotion.
* Service: Partner with the Spirituals Project Director to plan and organize festivals, symposia, and conferences (approximately one per year) as Spirituals Project Faculty Affiliate. Serve on School of Music committees and/or University committees, departmental duties as assigned.
**Required Qualifications**
* Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or closely related field. Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, verified by the graduate advisor. The desired area of scholarly expertise within ethnomusicology is open.
* A scholarly interest in African American music, including spirituals and related genres of Afro-diasporic music.
* An ability to interact effectively with diverse communities.
* An interest and aptitude for event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals).
**Preferred Qualifications**
* At least one year experience of teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
* Experience with successful event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals) and community building.
* Candidates with a strong background in both research and performance are especially encouraged to apply.
**Application Deadline **
Applications received on or before **November 10, 2017** will be guaranteed full review. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
**Special Instructions**
Candidates must apply online through **** to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Sarah Morelli at
For technical questions, please contact Marcy Cozzens at
**Please include the following documents with your application:**
1. CV
2. Cover letter - Please include discussion of how your research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence and involves effective interaction with members of historically underrepresented communities. To acquaint yourself with the priorities and initiatives of the University of Denver, please visit: and
3. Three letters of recommendation - Please arrange for these letters of reference to be sent to Deanna Goldstein either electronically to or by mail to the Lamont School of Music, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. The preference is to receive them electronically via email.
**NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.**
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
**All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.**
*Tracking Code:* 002752
*Department:* AH-School Of Music (131800)
*Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
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