CUNY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Music (Theory, Aural Skills and Keyboard Workshop) Fall 2019 in New York, New York


The Music and Art Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) invites highly motivated applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor in music with expertise in digital and popular music, as well as jazz and traditional music theory, starting Fall 2019.

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 25 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). The College is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, over 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities—and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice. BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be— a leading community college nationwide— we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural and international environment.


Primary responsibilities for music faculty include teaching courses in their area of expertise, music core curriculum courses and historical survey classes. Candidates for this position will coordinate the music core classes, and teach a variety of courses such as digital music, popular music, theory, jazz theory, aural skills, and music notation software. Other teaching duties assigned according to the candidate’s interests and expertise.

Research, publication, and creative scholarship are expected for tenure and promotion. Other areas of responsibility include curriculum development, participation in departmental and college-wide committees, grant writing, assessment, faculty development, student mentoring, academic advisement, and activities in support of the department. The qualified candidate must be able to work day, evening, and/or weekend classes, as needed.


For Positions of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

The Department of Music & Art requires candidates to have an earned doctorate in music (Ph.D, DMA, DM, EdD in Music) with proven college teaching experience in core curriculum courses.

Candidates must have expertise in digital and popular music, with additional experience in jazz and traditional music theory preferred. Candidates must also have demonstrated interests in productive scholarship or creative achievement. Preferred qualifications include experience in the music industry, instructional technology, teaching experience in K-12 and two-year associate degree programs. Ability to work closely with colleagues to further the goals of the department is essential.


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.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


January 4, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


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Job Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Music (Theory, Aural Skills and Keyboard Workshop) Fall 2019

Job ID: 19844

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Regular/Temporary: Regular