Assistant Professor of Music Education

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Assistant Professor of Music Education

The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music Education, beginning September 2019 subject to financial availability. Primary responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate and graduate music education courses, supervise student teachers, actively recruit for the department, and establish professional contacts with music educators in area public schools.

The Department of Music is a component of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are 10 full-time and 45 part-time faculty, with approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 35 graduate students.  Undergraduate programs include a B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Education (Music Education), B.S. degrees in Music Business, Jazz and Commercial Music, Performance, Theory/Composition and History/Literature, and a B.A. Pre-Med/Pre-Health with a Concentration in Music. Graduate degrees include an M.S. in Music Education and M.A. degrees in Music Education.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Doctorate required in Music Education. A minimum of five (5) years of experience teaching music at the elementary or secondary level in a public school setting, evidence of successful recruiting ability, and professional activity in music education at the state/national level is required. Previous college teaching experience is preferred. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, letter of interest specifically detailing appropriateness for the position, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation.

Dr. Philip Stoecker, Chair

Department of Music

101 Shapiro Family Hall

160 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY  11549-1600

or via email: [email protected]

This position will be open until filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Job No: 896874
Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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Salary: Commensurate with experience