Published: Sept. 21, 2017 By

macky auditorium exteriorThe University of Colorado Boulder College of Music seeks an assistant, associate or full professor of musicology and director of the American Music Research Center, starting in August 2018.

The Musicology area of the University of Colorado Boulder is well-regarded nationally and internationally and currently includes ten dynamic faculty scholars, with research trajectories in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology. The American Music Research Center (AMRC) is a joint venture between the College of Music and the University of Colorado Libraries, devoted to discovering, sharing and preserving American music of all kinds.


We seek an outstanding scholar of American music, broadly defined. Duties of this appointment include teaching courses in historical musicology or ethnomusicology and directing the AMRC. The director will serve as editor-in-chief of the American Music Research Center Journal, advise the CU Libraries on acquisition and collection matters, oversee the organization of AMRC festivals and events, actively work with the College of Music advancement team in AMRC fundraising, preside over the AMRC’s advisory board, supervise the AMRC staff assistant and student assistants and provide a vision for continued growth. Teaching duties include three courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as student advising. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and a significant national and international presence, as well as participating in college, university and professional service.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in music and will have an established record of published research, commensurate with his or her career stage. A substantial record of university teaching experience and at least two years of administrative, archival or curatorial experience are strongly preferred.

What we can offer

  • Located right next to the famous Flatirons and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in beautiful Colorado and offers an unparalleled picturesque university setting, an inspiring higher education environment, year-round outdoor activities and close proximity to the amenities of Boulder and Denver.
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits.

About the American Music Research Center

The centerpiece of the AMRC is a celebrated repository of rare publications and manuscripts—housed in and curated by the university libraries—that includes significant resources in early American sacred music, the Silent Film Era and the Swing Era, along with the region’s most important collection of manuscripts and other materials devoted to Colorado and the American West. The center produces a journal, sponsors lectures, symposia, concerts and other events, and promotes scholarship into American music through a variety of channels, including fellowships that bring scholars to campus to conduct research in our unique collections. Find more information on the AMRC's website


In order to complete your application to this position, please complete the following two-step application process:

  1. Complete the CU Careers online application process for this position. A CV and cover letter will be required.
  2. Within 48 hours of submitting the online application, you will then be notified via email to submit the contact information for three letter-of-recommendation providers.

Applications received by Nov. 1 will receive full consideration. 

All job-related inquiries should be directed to Rebecca Maloy, chair of the Musicology/AMRC director search, at

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