Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Position
Department of Music

The Department of Music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position in musicology at the assistant professor rank, beginning Fall 2013. The position involves teaching music history courses within the major/minor curriculum, including periodic upper-level seminars and service courses on music history topics to be determined, and general curriculum courses with a preference for interdisciplinary approaches. Other responsibilities include academic advising, and other forms of service; opportunities to mentor honors students also exist. Preference will be given to candidates with a secondary area, such as ethnomusicology, and to candidates with a vibrant scholarly or creative agenda that complements those of the department‚??s current faculty.

Candidates should have completed the doctoral degree (ABD candidates will be considered), and at least two years experience of undergraduate teaching. An appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts is expected.


Review of completed files will begin November 1, 2012; no electronic submissions, please.

Send a letter of interest (including a teaching philosophy, a scholarly agenda, and a list of courses you are prepared to teach), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, CD recording of non-Western performances directed (if applicable), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent, to:

Professor Bob Cowles, Department Chair
Department of Music
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, New York 14456

Candidates planning to attend the AMS/SEM/SMT conference in New Orleans in early November may contact Prof. Charity Lofthouse, lofthouse@hws.edu, to schedule an informal interview.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.