Assistant Professor, General Faculty

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in Hip Hop and the Global South, focusing on scholarship and/or production. Areas of teaching, research, and performance specialization might include (but are not limited to) hip hop, DJ culture, and related forms of music (such as house, electronica, gqom), African-American, Asian, Latin American or Caribbean musics, hip hop production, or other modes of performative creativity. 

The Global South refers both to a post-Cold War cartographic conception that embraces Africa, Latin America, Asia, including parts of the Middle East and the Pacific Islands; and politico-cultural spaces shaped by global histories of capitalism, empire, race and diaspora. In this regard, the American South, the Caribbean, the border zones of Latino/Latina Study and immigrant communities of European nations and cities are as much part of the Global South as are Nigeria and Argentina. 

We seek an adventurous colleague who will enrich our graduate and undergraduate programs, and who will engage productively with a vibrant and diverse music department as well as with other arts and humanities disciplines at the University. The University of Virginia Music Department offers innovative programs in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) and Critical and Comparative Studies (CCS) which tend to cross conventional disciplinary boundaries, supporting a Ph.D. in Music track along with the B.A. In addition, we maintain a diverse Performance program featuring a wide range of ensembles such as Jazz, African Music, New Music, Orchestra, Marching Band, Chorus, Klezmer, Electronic / Computer Music, and more. 

Candidates must have a strong background in teaching and hold a Doctorate in a supporting field. The position has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. 

Application review will begin on February 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. 

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To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA ( Search on posting number 0620256. Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and/or links to sample performance / production materials online, and three references who will provide letters under separate cover. Letters should be submitted via email to Kim Turner:, or mail: P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Contact Information: Kim Turner, Administrative Supervisor, McIntire Department of Music, email:, tel: 434.924.6491, mail: P.O. Box 400176, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176.  


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176