Date New Hire Needed 08/01/2022
Job Title Department of Music (Performance & Creativity, TT)
The Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in
Performance and Creativity in music or sound art beginning Fall 2022.
Assistant Professor (DMA or Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or
Associate Professor possible. This is an unprecedented position for which we
are prioritizing performers in historically marginalized and under-represented
sonic practices. Thus, exceptional creative artists without an advanced
terminal degree may also be considered. We seek a colleague whose practice
complements the contributions of our current faculty and who uses and teaches
experimental, participatory, collaborative, community-based methods, and/or
digital practice to engage with issues of social justice or inequality.
Performing, teaching, and research interests might include, but are not
limited to: music performance, sound art, sound studies, interface and
instrument building, improvisation, creative ethnography, and sound design.
Artist/scholars whose work engages with the Global South, indigenous North
America, or the African diaspora are particularly encouraged to apply.
The teaching load is equivalent to five courses over two semesters, including
two course equivalencies in applied instruction; periodically one course will
be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year
students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major
in an individually-advised curriculum); periodically one course will be
Introduction to Music Studies (a course that gives students a general
overview of a wide variety of perspectives on and approaches to music).
Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at
https: // www. grinnell.edu/academics/majors-concentrations/music.
Assistant Professor (DMA or Ph.D.)
Special Instructions to Applicants
In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in
developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate
liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They
should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that
maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.
To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be
received by November 15, 2021. Candidates will need to upload a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), links or
materials related to their creative work, and provide email addresses for
three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search
chair, Professor Tony Perman , at MusicSearch@grinnell.edu or
FLSA Category Exempt
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Tenure-Track
Posting Date 10/07/2021
Closing Date 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number F00227
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