Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

The Connecticut College Department of Music invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in historical musicology for the academic year 2021-2022. We seek a colleague with broad expertise in the area of musicology, its subfields, and its pedagogies, and who is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. The successful candidate’s expertise will complement current departmental offerings and extend to such topics as African diasporic, Latinx, Indigenous, or popular musics, and to such approaches as critical race studies, decolonization, or gender and sexuality studies. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the history of western art music, American music, and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to, as well. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Midge Thomas, chair of the search committee, at

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

The teaching load for full-time visitors is five courses per year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.

Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.