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Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Lecturer in Music

Applications Due:
February 10, 2022


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a position as Lecturer in Music, beginning in September 2022. Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do.

Job Description: The initial appointment of this non-tenure-track, nine-month teaching position will run for Caltech's 2022-2023 academic year (September 27, 2022-June 21, 2023), which begins September 2022, with the possibility of renewal subject to successful job performance. The successful candidate will teach six classes per year (two per term) with limited student enrollments. Classes will cover a range of topics in music history, theory, and appreciation.

Requirements: Master’s degree in music; PhD is preferred. Previous teaching experience at the college/university level is required.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement. Applicants should submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants may upload their application materials electronically, or mail their material to Chair, Music Search, HSS 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena CA 91125.

Deadline for applications is February 10, 2022.

Questions about the application process may be directed to: music-lect@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a letter of application;
    • a current CV;
    • and a teaching statement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3609 for assistance or contact music-lect@caltech.edu.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.