Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Music

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Music beginning August 1, 2019. We seek applicants who specialize in Indigenous music studies, Latin American/Latinx music studies, or popular music studies from critical race and/or class perspectives. Applicants whose research is supplemented by other forms of writing or artistry are welcome, including those directed toward communities and publics outside the university. We also welcome scholars who engage critically in archive building or curation, as well as those who engage existing collections in challenging ways.

The Department of Music offers the Ph.D. in composition/theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and musicology, and the B.A. in music within a liberal arts school. Rich opportunities are available for interdisciplinary exchange through Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, the Humanities Center, the World History Center, and the University Center for International Studies, which houses several area studies centers. The successful candidate will pursue an active research and publication program, teach two courses per year (in musicology, ethnomusicology, and/or jazz studies), and mentor students in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before January 1, 2017 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, click here.

To be considered, please submit by February 22, 2019 via curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one course proposal and syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by March 1, 2019.

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