Assistant Professor, Musicology/Music Theory
Department of Music, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
October 8, 2022
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2023
Post date: September 19, 2022

The Cornell University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in musicology/music theory. The appointment will commence July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate (or equivalent professional accomplishment) and cultivate broad scholarly interests in music theory and other disciplines, including (but not limited to) vernacular musics, global histories, histories of theory, music and media, and music cognition. Evidence of scholarly potential, with the promise of establishing an international reputation, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.

At Cornell, musicology and music theory are part of the broader study of music and sound at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Our department values historical, ethnographic, and philosophical approaches informed by music-making and performance, cultural and critical theories, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the materials and techniques curriculum, and will be able to foster connections to other departments, programs, and centers across the University.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Application Instructions 

Initial materials requested are a letter of application, curriculum vitae, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (on which see, and three current letters of recommendation. Please do not send scholarly writings or other materials at this time. Electronic applications are required. Applicants may apply at Any letters of recommendation that must be sent in hard copy may be sent to:

Prof. Andrew Hicks

Chair, Musicology/Music Theory Search Committee

Department of Music

Lincoln Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-4101

The review of applications will begin on October 1.

Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee at the address given above, or by email at:

Information about the Department may be found at:

Review Begins: 
October 1, 2022

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