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Open Positions

Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology Lecturer (pending funding) - beginning August 1, 2015

This is a full-time teaching position, non-tenure track, with a nine-month appointment. Renewal possible, contingent upon funding and evidence of excellent teaching. Duties include: teach lecture sections of introductory courses in musicology, with possible topics selected from western art music, jazz, American music, and rock music; teach upper-level undergraduate course in Music in World Cultures. Other teaching duties possible as needed. Ph.D. in historical musicology or ethnomusicology required by time of appointment. Applicants whose teaching and research interests complement those of the existing faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should include: cover letter; CV; teaching statement; sample course syllabus; and three letters of recommendation. 

Materials should be sent to: 
Secretary, Musicology Search Committee
UT School of Music
117B Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2600

Deadline: March 13, 2015, or until position is filled. 

Internships in the School of Music (Publicity)

The University of Tennessee School of Music seeks interns each semester to work in the publicity area. Applicants will help with advertising through various mediums. Duties will vary according to the abilities and interests of the applicants. The work may include writing (brochures, posters, mailings, new releases), web/social media (including online publicity), database management, graphic design, photography, video, and coordination/assistance for events and fundraisers. End products will include recruiting materials and publicity for our many concerts & events. This will be a hands-on internship and will give students ample opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in many areas. Applicants should be at least sophomores and be willing to work 10-15 hours per week, which may include evenings and weekends. Work will be mostly on-campus. This is an unpaid position. Submit letter of interest and resume. You will be asked to bring samples of your work at the interview.

Paying position: No

Irene Carney
UT School of Music
2438 Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
865- 974-3241

Preferred method of contact: e-mail or in person

Tutoring Positions in the Music Learning Center

Tutors will assist students registered for undergraduate or graduate music theory and ear training courses learn course material. Tutors will NOT do or correct homework assignments for students.

Tutors are paid $8.00-10.00 per hour for their services. These positions are not Graduate Assistantships; therefore, they do not carry a tuition waiver or stipend.

Students interested in becoming tutors should:

  • Undergraduate Students: Have passed Theory I-IV and Ear Training I-IV with a B or better.
  • Graduate Students: Have passed the Theory and Ear Training Diagnostic Exams.
  • Interview with the theory faculty.

Please contact Dr. Barbara Murphy ( or Dr. Brendan McConville ( if you are interested in becoming a tutor.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. 

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