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CUNY Distinguished Lecturer - Woodwind Performance in Queens, New York

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer - Woodwind Performance

Job ID: 20813

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


In support of the campus mission, strategic plans, and values, Queens College seeks a Distinguished Lecturer in Woodwind Performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music. In addition to instruction in individual performance, chamber music, and woodwind repertory, the position may involve courses in performance practice and administrative oversight of the performance area. A clarinetist, flutist, oboist, or bassoonist of national and international reputation is sought to support the vitality of our orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber music programs.

A Distinguished Lecturer’s primary obligation is to provide quality, inspiring instruction to students. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

Often referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system,” Queens College is a place of contrasts: an urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York’s premier educational institutions. With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as America’s Best Value Colleges from The Princeton Review. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore diverse cultures, and use modern information technology. The Aaron Copland School of Music, serving a vibrant and diverse student body of 400 majors, offers BM and MM degrees in classical performance; BA and MS degrees in music education; a BA degree in general music studies; an MM degree in jazz; MA degrees in theory, musicology, or composition; and graduate certificate programs in classical performance and music technology.


Bachelor’s degree and an outstanding record of achievement in woodwind performance and teaching are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in musical performance

  • International reputation and extensive experience working at the highest professional levels

  • A successful teaching record of at least 5 years mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students

  • Evidence of the ability to work with others to contribute to the administrative needs of the School of Music

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through research, teaching, and service


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 include the following items:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 3 references

  3. Links to 3 or 4 audio and/or video recordings demonstrating performance ability

Optional items:

  1. Copies of scholarly publications and/or educational materials developed by the candidate

  2. Sample video of teaching in a lesson or class setting

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Please note that candidates must upload items 1 and 2 – a cover letter describing qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references – as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

Item 3 (required) and items 4 and 5 (optional) should preferably be included through links in the uploaded document, but they may also be sent via e-mail to Jane Cho (Director of Administration, Aaron Copland School of Music) at Submissions of items 1 and 2 via e-mail or postal mail cannot be accepted.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you upload. For example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


August 1, 2019


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