Job Listing: Lectureship in Pacific Music and World Music and/or Popular Music, University of Otago, New Zealand

Lectureship in Pacific Music and World Music and/or Popular Music
University of Otago, New Zealand

Please find below details of a position advertised at the University of Otago, New Zealand. The appointee will be a specialist in Pacific Music and World Music and/or Popular Music, and will join a flourishing department that offers musical diversity across teaching, research and performance. Otago has developed strengths in the fields of ethnomusicology and popular music at all levels of teaching and in research, and the appointee will help consolidate these areas. Informal enquiries are welcome to Professor Henry Johnson, Head of Department (

The Lecturer in Music is expected to contribute to the research and teaching efforts of the Department. The appointee will be a specialist in the area of Pacific Music and in addition will also be expected to teach in the area of World Music and/or Popular Music. The Department is strengthening its offerings in these areas and the position requires advanced knowledge of relevant theoretical issues and culture areas. Candidates are advised to assess other areas within the Department to which they might be able to contribute. Administrative duties will be agreed upon in consultation with the Head of Department. A completed PhD is required, as well as proven potential for distinguished scholarship and effective teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Department of Music offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within a musically diverse curriculum. Pacific music is an established area in the Department, which includes strong links with Pacific Studies and related fields, and the successful applicant would support this field in teaching and research. The successful applicant will also be supportive to colleagues and students across the whole range of the department's work, willing to participate in interdisciplinary activities in research and teaching, and a good contributor to the strategic and detailed planning of the Department's work.