Job opening: Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology // San Jose

Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology.

The School of Music and Dance at SJSU seeks an interdisciplinary scholar who can advance our focus on music and Chicanx, Latinx, and/or Afro-Latinx cultures.

Job no: 519892
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José State University, San José, California, USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August 17, 2023
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022 (Applications accepted until filled or closed).


About job opening:

The School of Music and Dance at SJSU seeks an interdisciplinary scholar who can advance our focus on music and Chicanx, Latinx, and/or Afro-Latinx cultures.

Scholar/performers who are ready to direct an ensemble, such as SJSU’s Mariachi Oroazul, are especially welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be a scholar in the early stages of their career and will be responsible for advanced courses in ethnomusicology and Chicanx, Latinx, and Afro-musics, directed toward upper-level and graduate students. They will also cover an introductory survey, aimed at the general student population, in Chicanx, Latinx, and Afro-musics.

Our School of Music family includes 15 tenured / tenure-track faculty, 65 lecturers, 7 staff, and over 350 students. Rated #1 in the nation by GreatValue Colleges, the Music Program is accredited by the National Association of School of Music, and offers a range of professional undergraduate degrees including Music Education and Performance, a liberal arts BA, and a number of professional MM degrees, including Music History. The School has long been engaged in social justice through the arts, offering a String Project focused underserved communities and many outreach activities that enhance music education for urban communities in the Bay Area. Home of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, the School actively promotes original scholarship and creative activities that engage with and enhance our region’s quality of life. The Music Program is one of several professional arts disciplines within the College of Humanities and the Arts, including the Departments of Art and Art History, Design, and Theater and Film. Multi-disciplinary collaboration is highly valued and encouraged.


We are looking for colleagues who are dedicated to critically engaging in their teaching and research, who see strength in the diversity of our student community, and who are committed to challenging themselves and the School as we seek to grow and strengthen our work.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholar/performers/teachers whose work aligns with Somos SJSU, our campus’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) framework, or who may be interested in joining a cohort of HSI faculty fellows who engage in professional development in support of Latinx student success.

The School of Music and Dance and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The successful applicant will join a vibrant community of scholars across campus who are engaged in student success and enhancing the University’s HSI status.


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