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Indiana University Seeking to Fill Folklore Professorship

Friday, September 20, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Bloomington, IN—The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in Folklore, to begin in the fall of 2014. We welcome applicants who have well-established research and teaching records and are currently engaged in scholarship central to the discipline of folklore. We are especially interested in scholars who are prepared to teach foundational concepts and theories of the discipline to graduate and undergraduate students and who relate their ethnographic research to broader regional concerns, theoretical problems, and disciplinary histories. Our preference is for candidates with ethnographic, theoretical, and teaching concentrations in narrative and performance with an area focus in the UK/Ireland. Applicants must show evidence of a continuing research agenda and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. A PhD in Folklore or a related field is required. The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that focuses on expressive culture with a broad international focus. The Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees and has a full-time teaching faculty of 15 folklorists and ethnomusicologists, with special strengths in the verbal, musical, and material arts. Indiana University and the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology are especially eager to receive applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups. If you have any questions about the position or are interested in discussing it, please feel free to speak to our faculty at the American Folklore Society Meeting in Providence, RI.

Letters of application, along with a curriculum vitae and three reference letters should be submitted at Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Diane Goldstein, Chair, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology,, Indiana University, 504 N. Fess Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408. Applications received by December 1, 2013 are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer.

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