Assistant or Associate Professor, Adjunct, & Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life

Yale School of Music


New Haven, CT

Open Date

Oct 23, 2020


APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, Adjunct, & Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life, beginning March 1, 2021, (earliest) with an initial appointment of three to five years, depending on qualifications. Appointment renewable with review during the penultimate year. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is full-time and includes all faculty benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has dual responsibilities. As a member of Faculty: Report to the Coordinator of Academic Studies. Teach one course each semester in the area of expertise. Participate in writing, monitoring, and grading placement examinations and the subsequent placement of the incoming class. Participate in curriculum evaluation and development, bringing forward new ideas about equity and belonging. Mentor and advise students. Attend area and school faculty meetings. As an Administrator: Report to the Dean of the School of Music. Create a vibrant school environment that supports the artistic and academic mission of the School and University. Participate as a member of the School of Music Cabinet, working in strategic planning and administration of the school. Create professional development and recruitment programs for students, faculty, and staff which includes support for equity and belonging initiatives. Organize and oversee School of Music student government and affinity groups and student representation on university committees. Committee responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

THE SCHOOL:  The Yale School of Music, a graduate professional school within Yale University, is a worldwide leader in educating the creative musicians and cultural leaders of tomorrow. It is the only school of music in the Ivy League and has 40% international enrollment.  Degrees offered in music are:  Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Certificate in Performance.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.


Master’s degree in music, doctorate preferred. Possible areas of specialization could include music history, music theory, or ethno-musicological perspectives on American music, popular music, and/or vernacular musics. Demonstrated successful teaching experience, including the ability to teach graduate students who are preparing for professional careers as performers or composers. Demonstrated successful administrative experience that reflects commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in all professional endeavors. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programs related to diversity, equity, and belonging. Ability to listen to a broad range of ideas and consolidate them into a working plan. Strong listening, mentoring, and conflict resolution skills.

Application Instructions

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 18, 2020. Interested candidates must complete an online application via Interfolio. Applications must include a letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of reference from outside Yale (uploaded directly to the Interfolio site), a statement of teaching philosophy oriented around the candidate’s specialty, and a sample of scholarly prose. For more information, contact

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