Available Positions (Ethnomusicology)

Members of ICTM Ireland have contacted us to circulate information on available positions throughout the world. Below is information relating to positions in Ireland and Canada. The information below is copied from communications received by ICTM Ireland members. ICTM Ireland cannot verify the particulars of posts advertised.



The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Applications are invited for the following position:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Irish World Academy of Music & Dance

Lecturer below the bar in Festive and Community Arts

Contract Type: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University’s Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff

Salary scale: €37,348 – €51,722 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 29th September 2014. Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date. Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates. The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.


Memorial University of Newfoundland

Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Ethnomusicology

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Ethnomusicology. The ideal candidate will be a distinguished scholar with an established record of music research with a PhD in ethnomusicology, folklore or cognate discipline.

The CRC will benefit from the fertile environment at the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP). Established in 2003, MMaP serves as a bridge between academy and community, initiating and facilitating research and creative activity. The CRC will work toward further establishing Memorial University of Newfoundland as an international centre of excellence, and will provide stimulating research opportunities and training for graduate students in the interdisciplinary MA and PhD programs in ethnomusicology. S/he will also have demonstrated a commitment to communicating the results and importance of scholarly research to the public.

We invite applications from ethnomusicologists at the level of Associate or Full Professor

· • in any area of specialization and/or geographic focus;

· • engaged in visionary research, with a proven capacity for international networking and interaction;

· • interested in the ways digital media and technology mediate expressive culture, and in new opportunities for audio-visual research production and dissemination;

· • with a track record of successful grant application and superior research publication.

The successful candidate will direct and provide new vision for the MMaP Research Centre, while continuing its recording community engagement and collaboration. The CRC will be a joint appointment between the School of Music (60%) and the Faculty of Arts/ Department of Folklore (40%). S/he will be expected to engage in and act as a catalyst for strong interdisciplinary research and teaching both within these areas and in collaboration with researchers in other academic units. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees to:

1. Search Committee

c/o Dr Ellen Waterman, Dean

Reference number: MUSI-2014-002 School of Music

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 5S7 Telephone: (709) 864-7486

Fax: (709) 864-2666

Email: ellenw@mun.ca


A Tier I CRC should be an established researcher who is internationally recognised as a leader in his or her field. Tier I CRC terms are for seven years and are renewable once. Details on the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. For further information about research at Memorial University visit www.mun.ca/research. Information on the School of Music, the Faculty of Arts, and the Department of Folklore can be found at the following websites: www.mun.ca/music; www.mun.ca/arts; www.mun.ca/folklore.