Position Description - The Department of Music at Lehigh University invites applications for a senior, tenured position that entails chairing the Department and teaching courses in Music History (Western and non-Western) to begin in August 2017. The candidate should be a student-centered teacher-scholar who will support diversity, inclusion, and a liberal arts mission.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Music History, Musicology, or Ethnomusicology with a substantial record as a publishing scholar, capable of teaching the Western Music canon as well as offering courses in some aspect of non-Western music (exact field is open). The candidate should have administrative experience that promises success as department chair.
Teaching responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for teaching most of the Western music history sequence for majors, minors, and some general students and offering at least one course per year in some aspect of non-Western music with non-major students as the target group. While serving as chair, the teaching load will be one course per semester.
Administrative responsibilities: Lehigh's Music Department chair oversees eight full-time faculty, five full-time staff, and 40 private instructors and adjuncts. The chair encourages and supports the educational, scholarly, creative, and performance activity of the students and faculty, assesses faculty and staff performance, advocates for the department at the University and beyond, and manages the everyday workings of the department. The candidate should expect to lead a reassessment of the department curriculum in the first year as chair.
Rank: Senior Professor with tenure.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmation action employer that offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Lehigh strongly believes in work/life balance. Please visit the Faculty Web site for more information on this issue: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work life balance.html
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