JOB: Society for Ethnomusicology research positions

by | Jul 2, 2020 | Announcements

Job posting of possible interest:

“The Society for Ethnomusicology invites applications for three research positions for “Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic,” a new project funded by a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Researchers will conduct short interviews with a variety of musicians throughout the United States through video-conferencing software, edit video recordings, write related texts, and work with SEM staff to produce an open-access online archive of interviews. Each Researcher must commit to 12 weeks of full-time work (40 hours/week) between July and October 2020. The Researchers will work as contractors of SEM and will be compensated at the rate of $45/hour. In keeping with the CARES Act goal of retaining or creating jobs, SEM seeks applicants who are unemployed or underemployed.

Requirements for the positions include: (1) a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or a related field; (2) broad knowledge of music in the United States; (3) experience in conducting interviews with musicians; (4) expertise in producing and editing videos; and (5) ability to write for a general audience.

To apply for a position, submit a letter of interest, CV, two short writing samples, links to two videos or video excerpts, and names of three references to Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, at Nominations of candidates are also welcome. The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is July 15, 2020.”

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