Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
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Department:: Music
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 24, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1717
Position ID:: 154944

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.


Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.



Job Description:


The Department of Music at Binghamton University (State University of New York) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music Theory, to commence in the Fall 2023 semester in a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and inspiring educator of graduate and undergraduate students, and will teach undergraduate major, graduate-level, and non-major courses that span Western classical and popular music. They will have research interests that include theory and analysis of contemporary and/or popular music, producing innovative work that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and engages current critical discourses in music theory.


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.


This position is part of a multi-year cluster hire within Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, "Arts Practice, Performance, and Research in the 21st Century." This program aims to establish a network of artists and scholars who see their mission as foundational to an intellectually rigorous liberal arts education and who take an expansive approach to their creative activities, research programs, and pedagogy. It forms part of an initiative to establish a school of arts within Harpur College. For further information, see: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html.


The Binghamton University Music Department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, History & Literature, 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.



Requirements:


Required Qualifications:


  • Doctorate or ABD status in Music Theory or a related field at time of appointment
  • A record of university-level teaching experience in music theory
  • Experience and/or expertise sufficient to teach across a range of courses in Western classical and popular music
  • A coherent research program that includes theory and analysis of contemporary and/or popular music, with the potential to earn national or international recognition in the field.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • A completed PhD in Music Theory at time of appointment
  • A record of scholarly publication in music theory
  • A complementary creative engagement with music that will engage students with diverse backgrounds in music making


Additional Information:


The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].


Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.



Application Instructions:


All applicants must apply via the university's applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=154944.


To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, list of courses taught (indicating role as TA, instructor of record, course designer, etc.), and a list of three references. Please do not submit reference letters, syllabi, or other materials at this time. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Binghamton University is an equal opportunity employer which bases its employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws of the State of New York. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


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History

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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