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Assistant Professor of Musicology

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK
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Jun 24, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Musicology

Wanda L. Bass School of Music

The Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Musicology to begin August 15, 2022. The area of specialization is open; however, we particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that reach beyond the Western classical canon. This position carries a full-time teaching load of 12 credits per semester. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in an innovative musicology curriculum that includes courses in non-Western and popular music traditions, the Western classical canon, and specialized, topical writing seminars. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the department's assessment program, student recruiting and retention efforts for the department and the university, and in advising students, as well as participating in faculty meetings and other university service endeavors.

OCU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the faculties of higher education institutions. The Bass School of Music is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and are aligned with our university's overarching vision and mission. Further, we aspire to engage in our work in equitable and inclusive ways, and desire to work with a team member who is committed to our university's and Office of Diversity and Inclusion's strategic goals.


A PhD in Musicology or Ethnomusicology is required at the time of appointment. Three-years university teaching experience preferred. A strong commitment to the teaching of undergraduate students is expected.

Required application materials:

Applicants will be asked to upload a Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, and a list of 3-5 references with contact information.

About the Wanda L. Bass School of Music:

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music, an all-Steinway school, is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM with 32 full-time and 30 adjunct faculty members, 280 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. For more information, please go to

About Oklahoma City University:

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences, and business. OCU is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."

About Oklahoma City:

Oklahoma City University is located in the historic and vibrant Uptown 23rd District in the heart of Oklahoma City, a unique, thriving, friendly city with a low cost of living and lots of sunshine. Oklahoma City has a population of more than 580,000 in the city proper and a 10-county population of more than 1.3 million people. Public and private partnerships during the last 10 years have dramatically transformed the face of the city, staking a claim for the future as a preeminent American city. Downtown Oklahoma City is made up of 8-character districts - each with a distinct feel and personality.

Oklahoma City offers all amenities found in a modern metropolitan community including a vibrant arts community, quality health care, excellence in education, great food options and many recreational activities. It is a distinctly livable city where you can live comfortably without high energy costs, energy shortages, smog or traffic congestion. The weather offers four distinct seasons with the annual average temperature of 60 degrees. The cost of living is low compared to similar cities in other locations.

Employee Benefits:

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.


Dr. Jacob Johnson, Chair, Musicology Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply at: Assistant Professor of Musicology - 2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City University (
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Music - Assistant Professor, Location: Oklahoma City, OK - 73106
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