Assistant Professor - Music

Job ID: 10148

Contract Title: Faculty

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: Music

Category: Faculty

Issue Date: January 29 2014

Closing Date: April 01 2014

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our students primarily take general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Contractual teaching load is 27 contact hours for the academic year (typically 8-10 course sections); summer optional. Faculty on Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. Teaches courses in class percussion and percussion ensemble; other teaching assignments may include musicianship (including beginning piano), music theory, music education, music history, literature, and appreciation (including world music/ethnomusicology and possibly jazz). Participates in departmental and college activities including committees, course and program assessment, curriculum development, and preparation of grants.  Provides academic support and advisement for students. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend teaching may be required. Position to start in Fall 2014.

The Music Department offers two programs of study:  the A.S. degree in Visual and Performing Arts (Music Concentration) and the A.A.S. degree in Music Production. The department's facilities include two recording studios, a recording lab, three computer labs, classrooms equipped with electronic keyboards, a large rehearsal room, and several performance spaces (including access to an 875-seat theater). In addition to offering courses that support the two degree programs mentioned above, the department offers introductory music history courses, many of which feature writing-intensive instruction. The department provides opportunities in performance, including ensembles such as concert band, chorus, jazz, percussion and pop choir. For more information, please see the department's website at


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in music or music education from a regionally accredited institution is required. Strong preference for candidates with a specialization in percussion (including performance-level percussion proficiency). A specialization in other areas (e.g., jazz or world music/ethnomusicology, including performance-level proficiency in another instrument or voice) with the ability to teach percussion will also be considered.

Preferred qualifications include: 1) college level teaching experience in music (including experience leading ensembles) with a strong preference for community college teaching experience; 2) scholarship and research interests in music; 3) research interests in teaching/learning innovation; 4) experience using instructional technology and knowledge of music technology; 5) experience with student-centered and high-impact pedagogy (see; 6) experience with course and/or program assessment; and 7) experience teaching diverse college student populations.



Salary range: $42,873 - $74,133 / $81,645 with generous benefits package. Initial appointment, commensurate with qualifications and experience, usually near the mid-point.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.




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Candidates should provide a CV/resume. In addition to the curriculum vita, please provide the following:  1) a cover letter (no more than three pages) addressing how your background and experience relate to the preferred qualifications; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 3) a statement of research and/or scholarly interests.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


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