California, USA
University of California, Riverside
Assistant Professor

The Department of Music at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Popular Music with an expected starting date of July 1, 2024. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to innovative teaching and research focused on technology-mediated Popular Musics of the Americas and/or their Diasporas. This position offers an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship and foster relationships with on- and off-campus culture bearers, making music and the arts a vehicle for creative expression and social change.

The ideal candidate should possess an emerging scholarship profile with a steady record of publications. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong critical approach to popular music culture and its industry, and a diverse range of pedagogical practices, including those centered on emerging technologies and/or community-based learning, among others. We encourage applicants with experience in popular music performance, songwriting, and/or music management. Applicants are expected to teach existing classes within the department and may also propose new undergraduate and graduate courses based on their area(s) of expertise. Lastly, the appointment requires student advising and committee service at a level typical for a research university.


• Expertise in teaching and mentorship in popular music
• Record of peer-reviewed publications or a demonstrated potential of scholarly achievement
• Ability to work collaboratively, including with campus and community organizations
• Commitment to UCR’s mission of providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students
• Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity through research, teaching, creative practice, and/or professional service

The salary range for this position is $74,600 -$97,200.

Applications must include a cover letter, Professional CV or Resume, statement of teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), evidence of teaching excellence/teaching evaluations, diversity statement specifically detailing past experience and/or future plans for equity and inclusion activities (1-2 pages), Three examples of recent scholarly or creative work (publications, musical performances, or recordings) in an accessible format (such as a personal website, YouTube channel, or PDF), and Contact information for three references; letters are not required for the first round of application review

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01848

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com).


Benicia Mangram, administrative coordinator, benicia@ucr.edu