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Lecturer, Music History and Culture
Department of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Music History and Culture with the Music Department to begin August 2014.

Earned doctorate in Music History, Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Jazz Studies conferred by June 2014.

Teach Music History and Culture undergraduate survey courses predominantly to non-majors from among the following areas: western music history, world music survey, rock music history, gender and music and Jazz music history. Ability to coach a non-western or jazz ensemble would be an asset. Participate in division business is expected. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching with demonstrated skills at the college and/or university level, the ability to integrate technology in instruction and have a record of scholarly achievement.

The Department of Music:
The Department of Music ( enrolls approximately 325 students served by 30 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. Our comprehensive music program offers the BM in Performance and Composition, the BS in Music (liberal arts degree), the BS in Music Education, MM in Performance and MS in Music Education. A post-baccalaureate certificate program in Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze is also offered. All programs are NASM accredited. Approximately one-half of our undergraduate students are music education majors.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2014 and will continue until April 18, 2014. A completed digital dossier will include: 1) a letter of application outlining your qualifications to teach in the areas enumerated above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a copy of the transcript from your doctoral degree granting institution; 4) mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and business telephone numbers for three referees who may be contacted by the search committee: and 5) a sample syllabus for a course in the area of “Responsibilities” listed above. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Submit complete digital dossiers in PDF format to:

Additional Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Carl B. Schmidt, Music History and Culture Search Committee Chair
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 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.







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