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Assistant Profess of Music- Musicology

Texas Lutheran University
Job Location:
Seguin, 78155


Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Musicology in the School of Music to begin fall 2024. Anticipated rank is Assistant Professor. 

Required qualifications:

    • Earned doctorate in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field. 
    • Evidence of excellence in higher education teaching Western classical music, non-Western music, including the music of groups historically excluded from music pedagogies, music education and historiography.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Teach undergraduate major and core curriculum courses in music history to music majors.
    • Teach special music topics to students from other disciplines across campus in such areas as: postcolonialism, women and gender studies, LGBTQIA+ studies, civic engagement/protest music, social justice, critical race theory, and anti-racist frameworks, especially pertaining to the music of Latin America, Africa, and non-Western music.
    • A willingness to teach general education courses when necessary.
    • An interest and ability to recruit students to the program, both majors and non-majors.
    • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field through research, professional development, and other additional opportunities.
    • Strong Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advising of undergraduate students.
    • Ability and desire to affirm the mission of Texas Lutheran University and work collegially with fellow faculty members.

The successful candidate will: teach in-person courses on our Seguin campus, assist to actively recruit music majors and non-majors in cooperation with the other members of the School of Music and Admissions; engage in scholarly and/or creative research activities; work collegially with representatives of other disciplines, programs, and offices on campus. Additional teaching assignments based on a candidate’s strengths, interest, departmental needs, and qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who meet the above qualifications and who also offer one or more of the following:

    • Performance experience in world music, jazz, music of our time.
    • Experience and knowledge of music technologies in teaching and area of research.

Additional expectations include engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; university committee service; academic advising; and involvement with the campus community. We seek a colleague who can both challenge and support majors from a diverse student body, and one who is committed to collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness. Candidates should display a commitment to working with colleagues in the School of Music and university-wide and have an understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university.

To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (PDF preferred):

    1. letter of application addressing the above criteria
    2. a current curriculum vitae
    3. a statement of teaching philosophy
    4. a statement of research interests
    5. three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) 
    6. unrestricted links to video recordings of portions of at least three recent lectures (total of 45 to 60 minutes - please use online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or similar; videos should be directly accessible, without download, from a link).
    7. a statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.

Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. The letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to

Completed applications received by March 18, 2024 will receive full consideration; review of applications will remain open until position is filled. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval.

Texas Lutheran University is NASM accredited, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Music Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

TLU, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic/Latinx, with a strong Black/African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. TLU is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at

TLU is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking third on the list for “Best Value”. This is the ninth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility – the fifth year the university has appeared in this category.

TLU is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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