Director of Indo-Persian Music
Recruitment Period: August 10, 2021 – August 27, 2021
The Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music at UCLA is seeking a Director of Indo-Persian Music. The Director of Indo-Persian Music will build on an immensely successful series of symposia and performances on ‘The Indo-Persian Musical Confluence’ to work on a specific project of translation of Persian texts on Indian music, to teach a course related to Indo-Persian music, and to administer events on Indo-Persian music. They will be expected to lead the growth of Indo-Persian music as a research area and an area of study at UCLA that connects with communities outside the university. They will also be expected to support the Sambhi Chair of Indian Music highlight other areas of Indian music in research, teaching, and events. This will include community.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music seeks a distinguished scholar, university-level instructor, and experienced organizer to be the Director of Indo-Persian Music, under the title of Academic Administrator Level III, and to teach at least one School of Music course per year. The successful applicant must show real scholarly creativity, vision and leadership, and the ability to grow new areas of research. They must have a track record of publishing outstanding research in English and of being an excellent and enthusiastic teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and have experience in administration and event organization.
The position is for a one-year appointment at 50%, renewable for up to 3 years. The appointment will be in the Department of Ethnomusicology in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music; a Ph.D. in Musicology or Ethnomusicology and experience in codicology and working with historical Persian manuscripts is required.
The Associate Director will report to the Sambhi Chair of Indian Music.
Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online.
Application deadline: Open Until Filled