One-year Post-Doctoral Instructor in Ethnomusicology (University of Chicago)

This postdoc will teach two courses on a quarter system (10 weeks per course plus one week of finals), ordinarily comprising one undergraduate and one graduate course. All other time will be spent pursuing an intensive program of research and writing. The position is intended to enhance postdoc’s experience and growth in research and teaching through mentorship by faculty in Music. Previous scholars have collaborated with other departments and divisions of the University in addition to working in Music. Outstanding candidates who have completed a PhD in 2006 or later.

Rank: Instructor.

Start Date: September 1, 2012.

The following materials must be uploaded to the Academic Careers Website at

1) cover letter

2) CV

3) two writing samples

4) list of references

5) research prospectus for the year

6) statement of teaching interests.

Three (3) letters of recommendation should be emailed to with subject line earmarked ETHNO POST DOC or, if necessary, hard copy can be mailed to Kathy Holmes, University of Chicago, Music Dept., 1010 East 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637.

IF applicable any applicant currently holding a continuing faculty appointment should arrange for a letter from the department chair or dean stating that the applicant’s institution will grant the appropriate leave time. This is to be emailed or mailed to Kathy Holmes as state above.

For fullest consideration, all materials, including letters of recommendation should be submitted by November 25, 2011. No Materials will be accepted after August 1, 2012. Questions may be directed to Kathy Holmes, with subject heading ETHNO POST DOC SEARCH.

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