Assistant Professor, Musicology - Lamont School of Music

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

With approximately 300 music students, the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music is a highly selective and nationally renowned music program that values interactive, in-person teaching. An accredited institutional member of NASM, Lamont is distinguished by a highly talented student body as well as an internationally recognized faculty who tour, record, perform, publish, present scholarly work, and compose at the highest professional levels. Residing in the acclaimed Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the music program offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Jazz and Commercial Music Studies, Composition, and Recording and Production; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music; 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 is committed to training artist-citizens who are stylistically nimble, entrepreneurial, skilled with technology, and committed to the public good. The culturally vibrant city of Denver is located in the beautiful Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. With a metropolitan population of nearly 3 million, it has a robust and diverse arts community that boasts outstanding professional ensembles across all music genres. For a more detailed description of the school as well as a listing of events, performances, and recordings visit

Position Summary

The University of Denver's Lamont School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Musicology, to start in Fall 2022, specializing in music before 1750 and with a secondary theoretical area of specialization in a (sub)discipline such as opera studies, performance studies, popular music, ludomusicology, ecomusicology, deaf and disability studies, film music, jazz, or sound studies. An interest in leading an early music ensemble or regularly bringing applied music experiences into the classroom is preferred. The individual will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.

Essential Functions

  • Teach a course load of two classes per quarter for a total of six classes per year. Courses include the music history sequence for undergraduate music majors from the Middle Ages through the Classical period, upper division/graduate seminars in the applicant's area(s) of expertise, and Common Curriculum courses for the general student.
  • Maintain an active and visible research agenda.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Serve on School of Music and University governance committees as assigned or elected, and/or examination committees for graduate students.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Musicology. Applicants with teaching experience who are ABD may be considered. If the PhD is not completed upon appointment, the initial rank/title will be at the Instructor level.
  • Strong background in research and writing in any area of scholarly expertise related to music before 1750.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior college-level teaching experience in Musicology.
  • A developed secondary area of specialization in the field.
  • Ability to lead an ensemble focusing on some style of early music, or regularly bringing applied music experiences into the classroom.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $68,000 - $74,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter that speaks to the position description and that describes the candidate’s scholarly work and college-level teaching experience.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A list of potential courses the candidate would want to teach for general students and for graduate students at the master’s level.
  4. A one-page statement about experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions [] in these areas and work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  5. Names and contact information for three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application is submitted. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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