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Institution: New York University, Steinhardt School, Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions

Position: Assistant Professor, Music Theory, Tenure-Track

General Information:

The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins September 1, 2014.


The candidate should hold an earned doctorate in music theory (or the equivalent) by the time of the appointment. They must demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential and a well-articulated research agenda, preferably in tonal theory, and with some experience outside the Schenkerian canon. They should be able to collaborate with current faculty in research projects with potential for external funding. Strong pedagogical and administrative skills are expected, as well as experience teaching music theory and aural skills at the college/university level.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Maintain an active record of research and publication. Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in music theory. Collaborate in curriculum development and supervision. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Serve on thesis and dissertation committees. Participation in faculty meetings, committees, and other service appropriate to a university faculty member is expected.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter explaining research interests, as well as teaching philosophy and experience; curriculum vitae; up to three writing samples; a list of at least three references and their email addresses (letters are not required at this time) to:

Deadline: December 1, 2013


Dr. Panayotis Mavromatis
Chair, Music Theory Search Committee
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 West Fourth Street, Room 627
New York, NY 10012

Other Information:

The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions ( was established in the Steinhardt School at New York University in 1925. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music, the oldest conservatory of music in New York City. Since that merger, the Department has functioned both as the conservatory of music and a locus of research in music education, music technology and the performing arts. Today, 1,500 students – baccalaureate through doctoral -- major in: classical, jazz and music theatre performance; music composition (jazz, film scoring, multi-media, and traditional), music technology, and music business; music education, educational theatre, and dance education; performing arts administration; and music therapy and drama therapy, guided by more than 300 faculty. Faculty and students share a spirit of openness and innovation encouraging the pursuit of high artistic goals. Department interests cross program boundaries, bringing together performers, educators, composers, choreographers, directors, actors, librettists, and filmmakers to create innovative, collaborative projects often reviewed by the New York media. Music education majors study with a world-renowned academic faculty and New York’s finest classical, jazz, and world music performers. Distinguished Department alumni include: Wayne Shorter, Tony Award winners Cy Coleman and Betty Comden, composer and conductor Tania Leon, music technologist Enoch Light, and Academy Award, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley.

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study and research sites.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

New York University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Date Listed: 10/03/2013

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