Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Music
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Music at Rollins College seeks a candidate for a full-time, visiting assistant professor in musicology, beginning August, 2020. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. The department is requesting a tenure-track position for academic year 2021-22.

The primary responsibilities will be to teach musicology courses to music majors in liberal arts degree programs, and non-music majors at the undergraduate level.  In addition to musicology courses, responsibilities may include Department of Music research courses, teaching in the acclaimed general education curriculum, pursuing a program of scholarly research and musicological publication, advising Rollins students, other departmental needs as required.  The appointee will be expected to: maintain a national and international profile as a scholar of music; demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent, innovative teaching; expand the areas of interest represented in our department; and have the potential to work well with the variety of students in our diverse undergraduate programs. The appointee will also be expected to serve on departmental and faculty committees, and participate in faculty governance as appropriate.  

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • Ph.D. in musicology at time of appointment;
  • evidence of scholarly promise;
  • Collegiate classroom experience in teaching music history, capstone (research), and general education;
  • demonstrated success as an innovative classroom teacher;
  • commitment to nurturing a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as demonstrated through pedagogy, service, and other activities.


  • At least 3-years of successful college-level teaching.
  • Specialization in any aspects of nineteenth through twenty-first-century art music.
  • Innovative approaches to music history pedagogy.
    Applicants engaged in developing musicological approaches to identity, gender, sexuality, race, and disability are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate's commitment to the liberal arts and to student development
  4. Names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities

Documents should address an interest in and qualifications for the job responsibilities listed above.  

Any questions should be sent directly to:

John Sinclair
Director of Music/Professor 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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