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Music History Faculty

Roberts Wesleyan University invites candidates to apply for a part-time, 9-month, Music History faculty position for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The Department of Music and Performing Arts is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities on our park-like campus in Rochester New York, providing the program with the advantages of a suburban setting within a vibrant metropolitan area.

Roberts Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving approximately 1800 traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The University is committed to integrating a Christian worldview with learning in order to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society. Roberts believes that all people are created in the image of God and therefore values and affirms human diversity and is committed to providing a supportive environment that promotes awareness of, sensitivity to, and appreciation of human diversity. In support of the diversity of thought, Roberts has more than 60 undergraduate programs/majors, including 6 different adult-degree completion programs, 14 graduate programs, and 12 online programs; our first doctoral program launched in 2016.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts at Roberts Wesleyan University offers majors in Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, and General Music, as well as minors in Theatre and Jazz. The mission of the Department is “to prepare students to succeed and serve by providing programs of high quality that integrate and express a Christian worldview”.

The faculty of the department are highly qualified and experienced professionals who are committed to supporting students in their academic and artistic pursuits. The Professor of Music History would be responsible for teaching the full music history sequence, which includes the following undergraduate courses:

  • MUSC 2301 Music History and Literature I (3 cr)
  • MUSC 2302 Music History and Literature II (3 cr)
  • MUSC 3303 Music History and Literature III (3 cr)

Additional courses would be determined based on areas of expertise.

Required qualifications include advanced study in music history or related field (doctoral degrees preferred, masters degrees considered). Previous academic experience preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support the University’s Christian mission and identity. Candidates must also exhibit cultural competence and show strong commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Process:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed Application for RWU Faculty Employment (download at to:

Megan Resig
Chair, Department of Music and Performing Arts
Roberts Wesleyan University
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY  14624-1997

For further information, contact Megan via e-mail: or call 585.594.6299. Racially or ethnically diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply as well as persons from other historically underrepresented groups.

Roberts Wesleyan University complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.