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Lecturer in Musicology (3-year term)

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The Department of Music at Binghamton University (State University of New York) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Musicology for a three-year term to begin in Fall 2022, with the possibility of reappointment at the end of the term.

The successful candidate will be an engaged and inspiring educator of graduate and undergraduate students, and will teach a 3-3 load of non-major, music-major, and masters-level courses that span Western classical and popular music. In the first year, this will include a graduate research seminar (Fall), an upper-level undergraduate elective (Spring), a non-major popular music survey (both semesters), and a non-major Western classical music history course (both semesters).

The Department seeks candidates with documented excellence in teaching and course design, an approach to curriculum design that disrupts canons and integrates historically excluded groups and repertoires, and an ability to nurture critical thinking, listening, and writing skills.

The Binghamton University Music Department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in History & Literature, Composition, Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; the Master of Music in Opera, the Bachelor of Music in Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

The department also serves students from all majors across the university as part of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.

The Music Department has a strong commitment to hearing and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded in musical practices and pedagogy. Members of historically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or ABD status in Musicology or a related field at time of appointment
  • A record of university-level teaching experience in music history
  • Evidence of experience or expertise in teaching both Western classical and popular music traditions, including the music of groups historically excluded from music pedagogies and historiography.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A completed PhD in Musicology at time of appointment
  • A record of creative and innovative course design that develops critical thinking and writing skills


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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