Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Music

The Center for American Music, located in the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, seeks candidates for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship for the academic years 2018-2020. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year, pursue an active program of research or creative activity, and participate in Center for American Music and Butler School of Music activities as assigned by the Director of the Center.

This position is open to scholars and creative artists in all areas of American music broadly defined who have received their doctoral degrees within the past three years. Applicants should outline in their cover letter their research or creative goals over the next five years, what aspect of their project they expect to accomplish during their residency at the Center for American Music, and how being at the University of Texas at Austin will facilitate the accomplishment of these goals. Extensive engagement with collections at UT and/or strengthening and complementing existing faculty expertise will be especially welcome.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter, list of references, and in a separate document course titles and brief descriptions of at least four courses in the area of expertise that candidates would be willing to teach (at least one of the courses should be a graduate seminar, and two of the courses should be undergraduate courses suitable for nonmajors). There is no need to submit letters of recommendation unless requested.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018. To apply, follow this link. Questions can be addressed to James Buhler (jbuhler at utexas dot edu). Please use the subject line: “Postdoc in American Music.”

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