Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music announces the opening of a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek candidates with a completed Ph.D. with expertise in Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology, as well as a grounding in Jewish liturgical music and text. The position encompasses instructional responsibilities in Jewish music, as well as in specific areas of cantorial development. This scholar and pedagogue will be part of a multi-disciplinary, integrative faculty team devoted to the education and training of cantors.
The assistant professor will oversee Judaic musicological studies within the DFSSM, contribute to the study of Jewish music within HUC-JIR, and represent the College-Institute through their own research in the larger world of Jewish musicology and ethnomusicology. Academic duties will include full-time instruction in the cantorial school; serving as principal architect of the research component of the cantorial curriculum and lead faculty member in the collaborative process of DFSSM curricular development; consultant in areas of Jewish music studies for the broader College-Institute in partnership with the cantorial Program Director; individual academic advisor and capstone project advisor; and participation in the various academic, liturgical, musical, and deliberative activities of the DFSSM and the College-Institute.
The assistant professor will become part of an integrative learning environment and community of practice in which holistic student growth—spiritual, vocational, and intellectual—is a priority. Candidates for this position should be committed to the vibrancy of the Reform movement within Klal Yisrael and desirous of serving as a role model to students in their cantorial and overall clergy formation.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the Reform Movement’s internationally recognized seminary, intellectual and spiritual center, and a world-renowned research institution. Since 1875, it has trained clergy, scholars, educators, and communal professionals. The preeminent center for the training of an American rabbinate and cantorate, first to ordain women, institute gender equality, and incorporate innovative scholarship and professional education into its curriculum, the College-Institute represents the highest values of the Reform movement and is the guarantor of the future of liberal Jewish life and learning in North America and beyond. The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music prepares future cantors to fulfill their roles as ordained clergy, leaders of prayer, builders of sacred community, pastoral mentors, and transmitters of Jewish wisdom and culture, while serving as a center for musical excellence, research, and innovation.
Consistent with the provisions of applicable state and federal law, it is the policy of the College-Institute not to discriminate against or harass any person employed by or seeking employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, or age. The College-Institute also prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or on the basis of citizenship.
Queries may be directed to Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Chair of the Search Committee (email@example.com). The application should be submitted electronically to Cantor Schiller at the above email address and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or more published articles and/or chapters of a dissertation, and an optional recording of a presentation, along with the names, titles and email addresses of three references. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.
|Primary Category:||Music and Music History