Assistant Professor - Music (Humanities)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 14, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10376

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College of City University of New York invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2014.

The primary responsibility will be to teach liberal arts courses including Introduction to Music and American Popular Music. Additionally, we seek a candidate interested in expanding our historical musicology and/or ethnomusicology courses for the liberal arts students. Secondary areas of expertise could include music theory and/or music industry business practices.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position requires continued research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise and shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology.  ABD will be considered.  The candidate must posses experience teaching in an urban setting and with a highly diverse population. Candidate must have an expertise in American music, experience teaching introductory courses to non-music majors, excellent writing skills, an engaging classroom style, and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three professional references.

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