The Music Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Music for academic year 2022-23.

We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory music courses, as well as upper level undergraduate courses, effectively in classroom and/or applied music environments.  Candidates will teach three courses, or potentially two courses and an ensemble, per semester.

Candidates with interdisciplinary specializations employing methodologies from, for example, data science or computational methods, music and digital media, music and cognition, music and race in society, U.S. vernacular traditions, etc., are of interest to the department, as would be a pairing with experience leading an ensemble representative of a musical tradition complementing the European tradition.  Such ensembles might include an African Ensemble, Japanese Percussion Ensemble, Latin American or Caribbean Ensemble, Urban Music Ensemble, etc.  Of related interest to the department would be an ability to bring applied music experiences into the classroom and potentially the larger community.

A Ph.D. in musicology or ethnomusicology, D.M.A., M.F.A., or other terminal degree is preferred.  (ABD candidates will also be considered.)  More information about the department is available at  Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference at  In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, is in Easton, Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.