Dean of the Faculty


Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

The Music Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in ethnomusicology at the assistant professor level for the 2018-2019 academic year. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach five total courses, including “The Cultural Study of Music” (an introductory course in ethnomusicology required of all music majors), “Musical Ethnography” (an upper-level course in ethnographic research methods), and three additional courses in his or her area of expertise, complementing existing course offerings in the department. The position will also involve supervising senior thesis projects. Preference will be given to applicants who hold or will be nearing completion of the Ph.D. and who have experience in undergraduate teaching. Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Your cover letter should make clear your preparation for this position and your understanding of the role you could play in a college of this kind. Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In the letter of application, we strongly encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Please send all documents—cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references (recommendation letters may be solicited at a later date)—to Morgan Luker, chair of the search committee, through Interfolio at  All application materials must be received by February 15, 2018.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: February 15, 2018