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CUNY Faculty Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Ethnomusicology in New York, New York

Faculty Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Ethnomusicology

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Hunter College

Full/Part Time





Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Department of Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York announces an open-rank tenure-track or tenured position in Ethnomusicology. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in teaching, research, and service in a department that aspires to be a public center for music study in the 21 st century. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars.

The Department of Music at Hunter College is committed to providing the highest quality musical instruction in the areas of performance, composition, education, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Through our varied courses and numerous performances, the department seeks to enrich the musical lives of not only Hunter students, but all members of the Hunter community. Through our world-class faculty we offer an outstanding musical education at a reasonable price. By drawing on our central in location in Manhattan, we strive to engage students in the musical vibrancy of our great city. In our performance ensembles and classes, we teach students listening and analytical skills, historical context, performance practice and technique, and critical thinking. We also provide vital services to Hunter College via our many introductory music courses and our large performing ensembles.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

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.

Candidates with a specialization in Asian or Middle Eastern music are strongly preferred. A professional performance practice in one or more of these areas and experience in leading ensembles focused on music from these regions is also desired, as is knowledge of global popular musics. Expertise in Asian American music-making is encouraged. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who advance the perspectives of historically underrepresented groups in the academic study of music.


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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website . To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 23417 .

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Statement of scholarly interests

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on February 28, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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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.