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Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature
Department of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication

Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature - full-time, tenure track.

Teach Music History and Literature. Principal responsibilities include: teaching courses in Western Art Music History for music majors (undergraduate and graduate) and teaching general education survey courses in Western Art Music History for non-majors. Expertise in the broad spectrum of American music is desirable. The successful candidate must show a strong commitment to teaching with proven skills at the college and/or university level, interest in interdisciplinary teaching, interest in curriculum development, and the ability to integrate technology in teaching. Candidates must also demonstrate scholarly achievement and promise of continuing research/creative activity in the area of the appointment, the ability to work effectively with colleagues, and a willingness to participate in academic governance, department, and university service.

Ten-month appointment. Compensated summer teaching possible. Salary commensurate with experience and assistant professor rank. Starting date: 15 August 2013.

Earned PhD in Music History/Musicology conferred by date of hire.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practical, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here. For additional information, visit http://www.towson.edu.

Review of completed digital dossiers and materials submitted in hard copy will begin on 16 October 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

A completed digital dossier will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) addresses, e-mail addresses, and business telephone numbers for six referees indicating the three who will submit letters mailed separately; 4) at least one example of recent, effective scholarly writing in music or a hyperlink to this file. Submit completed digital dossiers to:


Materials that must be submitted by mail in hard copy include: 1) three letters of recommendation written within the past two years and sent by the recommender; 2) an official graduate transcript. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Submit mailed dossier materials to:

Dr. Carl B. Schmidt
Music History/Literature Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Towson University, 8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

For additional information please use the following:
email address: cschmidt@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-2830
Fax: 410:704-2841

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.


Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.





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