Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music

Job Opening:
Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music
Position Description

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music are pleased to invite applications from distinguished figures in composition, performance, ethnomusicology, musicology, or other scholarly disciplines for a tenured, professorial position as inaugural holder of the Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music. The Chair supports the study and practice of Jewish music broadly defined in terms of geographical area, historical period, and genre or style. Candidates are welcome to apply from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including interdisciplinary ones. The eventual occupant of the Chair will hold an appointment in at least one department of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Ethnomusicology, Music, Musicology), with the possibility of cross-appointments in other departments, as appropriate.

Responsibilities of the position include: active pursuit of research, publication, and/or creative work; graduate and undergraduate teaching in Jewish music and in subjects appropriate to the department(s) where the appointment is held; and service to the university, relevant professional and/or scholarly organizations, and the community. Experience in teaching in a university setting, and an advanced degree or commensurate professional experience, are preferred.

Rank and salary will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2013.


The search committee is accepting electronic applications only. All candidates should submit a letter of interest along with a vision statement for the Mickey Katz Chair, addressed to Professor Timothy Rice, Search Committee Chair. Include comprehensive curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references. Please do not send supporting materials until they are requested.
Please send application documents as email attachments to:
Ms. Shannon Regan Hickman (sregan@arts.ucla.edu)
Subject line: Mickey Katz Chair Application
Application Deadline: December 15, 2012