CUNY Assistant Professor - Digital Music/Music in Bronx, New York


The Humanities Department at Hostos Community College is composed of five units: Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages, Media Design and Visual and Performing Arts. The Visual and Performing Arts unit includes courses as far ranging as painting and drawing, art history, digital design, animation, public speaking, acting, music, and audio recording. These courses provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue many possible creative paths.

Those who elect to earn credits in the visual and performing arts will find a variety of approaches to learning that include lecture and studio based classes as well as workshops that allow for the exploration of extracurricular interests or even for the development of career centered skill sets vital to the pursuit of employment opportunities.

The successful completion of courses in the arts are a useful and, in many cases, essential basis for study in other disciplines. They are also a valuable source for personal development. The Visual and Performing Arts unit now offers an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Digital Design and Animation as well as in Digital Music.

The Visual and Performing Arts Unit at Hostos Community College seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor for the spring 2017 semester to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaches courses in Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design, Music Theory.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Media Programs.

  • Assists in the oversight of the operation of the Recording studios, Piano Lab and associated equipment.

  • Assists in the organization and implementation of the annual student portfolio review & select media projects.

  • Participates actively in committees, student retention, and outreach efforts to secure extramural funding for education program development.

  • Advises students.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • MFA or Ph.D in area of expertise or equivalent

  • Minimum two years teaching experience in a multicultural, urban college setting in addition to significant professional achievements and ongoing professional growth

  • Terminal degree in Music or media with strong background in audio production, music, media history and media development

  • A thorough understanding of the Apple Operation System, ProTools, the Adobe Creative Suite Software (Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Photoshop Premiere)

  • Experience with Art and Design History as well as online instruction

  • Ability to teach ancillary courses in Video production or Piano

  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish


The salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience.

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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings"

Please attach resume, cover letter, three professional references, and statement of scholarly interest.


December 13, 2016


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Hostos Community College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Digital Music/Music

Job ID: 15680

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular