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Assistant Professor of Musicology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Musicology.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division Music
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date February 1, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

Per the recent injunction issued to halt enforcement of the vaccine requirement for federal contractors that was included in Executive Order 14042, USM employees are no longer required to submit proof of vaccination or request an exemption at this time.


 Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a list of references, a recent example of scholarly writing, and a sample syllabus.  


Application deadline:  February 1, 2022. 

Telephone queries regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee by calling Dr. Ashley Allen, at 601-266-5966.

Job Summary 
The School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks an engaged teacher and active scholar to offer a broad array of courses in the Western musical tradition and to engage in service to the school, particularly in the realms of undergraduate teaching and graduate research advising. The area of specialization is open, but experience in historical performance practices, world musics, or music after 1945 is particularly welcome. The School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi serves students of varied socio-economic backgrounds as well as a vibrant population of international students. The successful candidate must appreciate and engage this diversity.

Minimum Qualifications 
  • A completed Ph.D. in Musicology at the time of application. ABDs will be considered with completion of degree by position start date required for a tenure-track appointment.
  •  University teaching experience as an instructor-of-record
  •  Evidence of professional activity/publishing in the field of musicology
  •  Ability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to have an approved legal exemption and/or accommodation on file with Human Resources prior to your anticipated start date.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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