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Oct. 20th, 2006 @ 01:25 pm
Hello,
I'm looking to get into PhD musicology program in NYU, Columbia, CUNY or North-Western Uni. Question is: how easy (or how hard) it is to get the teachers job after you complete the program? Can anybody tell about her/his experience in finding musicology (music history) teacher job?

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From:varanus
Date:October 20th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I responded in academics_anon, but you should be aware that (at least in the US) any academic program in the humanities is going to have more PhDs produced than there are jobs.
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From:nurenzia
Date:October 20th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
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not entertaining at all...
Do you wish to find a job in the teaching field or you see some other opportunities?
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From:nurenzia
Date:October 20th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
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why, more than 2 :)
I was thinking about trying some adjoining discipline - like sociolology or culture studies department. To persuade my music issue there (something like music in relation with society)...
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From:nurenzia
Date:October 21st, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
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thank you very much for the names, it's certainly matters for me! And why New York - I live here and I love to be here and actually scare to death to find myself in some deserted college in the middle of nowhere - that's actually another side of teaching-after-PhD
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From:ephraim_oakes
Date:November 23rd, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
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if you're thinking about music and society or music and cultural studies, you should look into ethnomusicology programs.
aside from maybe fitting your interests better, the job prospects are slightly higher than western musicology. Not great, mind you, but closer to 1 in 4 rather than 1 in 6.
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