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Institution: NYU Steinhardt - Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Non-Tenure Track

General Information:

The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Music Assistant Professor position in Music Theory to begin September 2019. The appointed faculty member will join the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and we highly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


A master’s degree in music theory pedagogy or a doctoral degree in music theory are required, but applicants with ABD status in a music theory PhD program will also be considered. Candidates must possess strong musicianship skills, demonstrate effective pedagogical skill in the classroom, and be willing to collaborate with faculty on ongoing curricular development and program initiatives. Candidates with a combination of professional experience and a proven record of research and publications in the field of music theory will be considered.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Steinhardt seeks candidates who are music theorists and who have a strong interest in music theory pedagogy. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a record of particularly creative, innovative, and effective classroom teaching in music theory and aural skills, and those who have experience working with diverse populations. NYU's Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions functions as NYU's “school” of music and has developed into a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). Our degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—integrate performance, research, technology, and practice in an environment that fosters creative cross-program collaborations. The music theory program serves this diverse department by providing a wide array of core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, is actively involved in mentoring and supervision of graduate studies, and plays an important role in the department’s research agenda.

Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate core courses in music theory and aural skills, and graduate seminars in the area of the candidate’s research specialization. Administrative and service responsibilities include contributing to the program in areas reflective of applicant’s strength; participate in the advancement and administration of the program and department, and engage in faculty meetings, committees, and other services relative to the University.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Please apply online with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching and broader work), and names and contact information for three referees to upload confidential letters. Optionally, it is highly recommended that you include a teaching video with your application materials, if available.


Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than May 10th, 2019

Deadline: open until filled


Additional information about the position can be obtained from Panayotis Mavromatis, search committee chair,

Other Information:

Steinhardt: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. The Department of Music and Performing Arts and Professions is part of an urban university concerned with the multiethnic, multicultural issues and challenges that characterize New York City and other urban environments around the world.

NYU is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

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 have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.

Date Listed: 04/30/2019

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