POSTING DATE: 08/29/2016

Music Professor with tenure
Department: Music
Academic Category&Field of Expertise: Arts: Music
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Position Description - The Department of Music at Lehigh University invites applications for a senior, tenured position that entails chairing the Department and teaching courses in Music History (Western and non-Western) to begin in August 2017. The candidate should be a student-centered teacher-scholar who will support diversity, inclusion, and a liberal arts mission.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Music History, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology with a substantial record as a publishing scholar, capable of teaching the Western Music canon as well as offering courses in some aspect of non-Western music (exact field is open). The candidate should have administrative experience that promises success as department chair.

Teaching responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for teaching most of the Western music history sequence for majors, minors, and some general students and offering at least one course per year in some aspect of non-Western music with non-major students as the target group. While serving as chair, the teaching load will be one course per semester.

Administrative responsibilities: Lehigh’s Music Department chair oversees eight full-time faculty, five full-time staff, and 40 private instructors and adjuncts. The chair encourages and supports the educational, scholarly, creative, and performance activity of the students and faculty, assesses faculty and staff performance, advocates for the department at the University and beyond, and manages the everyday workings of the department. The candidate should expect to lead a reassessment of the department curriculum in the first year as chair.

Rank: Senior Professor with tenure.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmation action employer that offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Lehigh strongly believes in work/life balance. Please visit the Faculty Web site for more information on this issue: life balance.html

Review of Applications - Application: Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin December 11, 2016, and we seek to fill the position by May 2017.

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region. Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our ideal size and student-to-faculty ratio allow students considerable personal attention and consistent collaboration with faculty. Our faculty, staff and students hail from across the United States, more than 79 countries, and all walks of life. We treasure this diversity in all its forms.

The Music Department at Lehigh offers a B.A. in Music with concentrations in composition/theory, history, performance, jazz studies, and conducting. There is a more extensive B.A. in Music Composition for students planning to attend graduate school in composition. In recent history, the number of majors at any one time has been between ten and twenty students, most of them double majors. The department sponsors a full array of excellent performance ensembles (jazz, orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, etc.) generally populated by non-majors. Student musicians at Lehigh are often among the best and brightest from all three of Lehigh’s undergraduate colleges. Since the conductors of these organizations are either arrangers or composers, there is an emphasis on the performance of new works by department faculty and students. Please visit the department website for more information:

The department is housed in the Zoellner Arts Center, a multi-purpose facility boasting a comfortable 1000 seat, fully-rigged concert hall with superb acoustics. The department is well supported by the Center’s staff in the production of over forty performances each year. For more about the Center:

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Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
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Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

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