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Assistant Professor of Music Education

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties


Department of Music

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Music Education beginning September 1, 2023.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Education; the normal teaching load is nine (9) semester hours per semester.
  • Direct and supervise the undergraduate music education curriculum, which also involves the oversight of adjunct faculty.
  • Coordinate placement and supervision of student teachers.
  • Play a pivotal role in revitalizing and administering the graduate music education degree programs (MSEd and MA in Music Education).
  • Conduct band or wind ensemble.
  • Actively recruit for the Music Department and the University.
  • Establish professional contacts with music educators in area preK–12 public schools.
  • Engage in Department, College, and University service.


  • Doctorate in Music Education required.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience teaching music in a public-school setting.
  • Evidence of successful recruiting ability.
  • Professional activity in music education at the state/national level is required. Previous college teaching experience is preferred.

Special Instructions:

Applications should be submitted electronically and include

  • A letter of application with documented professional experience.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information, including email address, for three professional references.
  • A one-page teaching philosophy that includes a statement of principles and vision regarding matters of campus inclusion and equity.
  • A link to a 15-minute video example of teaching/conducting with an ensemble.


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

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.


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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