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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer

Performance Studies

College Station, Texas
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The Department of Performance Studies, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track, lecturer position with a 5- month academic appointment beginning January 13, 2020.  

Responsibilities for this position include teaching at the undergraduate level and will carry no research expectations. The teaching load will be four core curriculum courses, MUSC 226: History of Rock (2 sections) and MUSC/ANTH 324 Music in World Cultures (2 sections).

The Department of Performance Studies is one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts. Students use performance to understand and change the world. In Performance Studies we seek the knowledge performance reveals about human experience and culture. Our students take part in performance research, combining creative practices and rigorous scholarship, to explore a range of cultural expressions, including rituals, festivals, religious ceremonies, games, parades, storytelling, dress, martial arts, and the mass media. Performance Studies at Texas A&M is unique in its integration of artistic practice in music and theatre with the analytical, interpretive, and creative skills that prepare individuals for diverse careers in and beyond the arts. The Department offers a B.A. in performance studies that integrates music and theatre, and an M.A. in performance studies.  


The minimum degree requirement is a completed M.A. or M.M. in  in the area of musicology and experience teaching courses in music cultures and the subarea of the history of music, such as the history of rock. A Ph.D. is preferred.


Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online. Applicants must include electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and contact information for 3 references.

Please direct any questions to Katherine Payne kpayne@tamu.edu.


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.