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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty position in Music Theory at the associate or full professor level. The School of Music is seeking an innovative researcher and teacher with expertise in music theory, considered in its broadest sense. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship that builds on and complements the work of current faculty in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music education, music composition, and performance.
The Mead Witter School of Music serves approximately 300 undergraduate majors and graduate students in BA, BS, BM, MA, MM, DMA, and PhD degree programs, and is committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and collegial academic and musical communities, and to increasing diversity among its faculty and students. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.
Applications from researchers in all areas of specialization are welcome. The School is particularly interested in teaching and research that explores recent trends in music theory and interdisciplinary areas of inquiry, including but not limited to new techniques in theory and analysis, sound and media, global, and postcolonial studies. We encourage applications from dedicated scholar-pedagogues, whose teaching reflects a commitment to accessibility and diversity of methodology and representation in the classroom. The candidate will be a leader in reimagining and re-envisioning both the undergraduate curriculum (majors and non-majors) and its graduate programs. The person appointed to the position will be encouraged to forge ties with other departments and programs on campus.
In addition to pursuing a program of research and publication consistent with a tenured appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute vigorously to the School of Music's educational mission, and to assist in recruiting a diverse population of undergraduate majors and graduate students. The person appointed to the position will teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. The general teaching load is four courses per year, two courses in one semester and two in the other. Other responsibilities to include advising and mentoring graduate students, serving on degree committees, and on other committees at the departmental, college, and university levels. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of L&S, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Terminal Degree Doctorate in music theory or cognate field by the start of appointment
Candidates for the position must be actively engaged in research in music theory, broadly construed. The successful candidate will have the qualifications and scholarly record to be appointed as a tenured associate or full professor at a top-ten public research university. They will also demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024
Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)
With 33 full-time faculty, 23 full- and part-time instructional staff, and 22 administrative and technical staff, the Mead Witter School of Music is one of the largest departments in the College of Letters & Science. The Mead Witter Community is committed to pursuing musical and scholarly excellence and fostering an inclusive and collegial environment. The School of Music is located in the Humanities Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with performance and rehearsal facilities in the historic Music Hall and the recently opened state-of-the-art Hamel Music Center.
The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which each of us feels a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate, and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.
How to Apply:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 287332. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. Click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the application process. Please do not submit any other materials than those listed here. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:55pm on December 1, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.
Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.