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Adjunct Faculty, Music

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Music

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Department of Music at Hofstra University invites applications for an adjunct position for Spring 2024.The successful candidate will teach one section of the Music around the World class (MUS 004). Through an ethnomusicological lens, this lecture-based class is designed to develop students’ appreciation for music traditions from around the world. Introducing an appropriate vocabulary, this class is an opportunity to discuss themes such as indigenous epistemologies, decolonization, diaspora and cultural representations in the global music industry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 semester hours. Classes are held twice a week. The duration of each class is 85 minutes.


Applicants are expected to have:

  • Completed a PhD or close completion in Ethnomusicology.
  • Preferred secondary interest area: Popular and African-American music.
  • Dedicated teacher and active researcher.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate classes.
  • Previous teaching experience is desirable, but not required.
  • Applicants for the position should have knowledge of current research methods in Ethnomusicology.

Special Instructions:

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following:

  • Cover letter (including commentary on how you have contributed or plan to contribute to a diverse learning community)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Separate or combined statement(s) of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (optional if not available)
  • 2-3 representative publications

All applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be directed to Francesca Cassio,


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.

Salary/Salary Range:

$1,387-$1,750 per credit


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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