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CUNY Lecturer - Instrumental Music Education in Queens, New York

Job Title: Lecturer - Instrumental Music Education

Job ID: 21313

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Queens College (City University of New York) is an engine of social mobility, a public institution serving New York City’s highly diverse and global population. Our 19,000 students realize their potential through our undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors programs, and experiential learning opportunities (including internships, service learning, and research). Located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the NYC workforce, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the NY metropolitan area, and has renowned programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The School of Music at Queens College serves a vibrant and diverse student body of over 400 students.

The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) invites applicants for a Lecturer in Instrumental Music Education, full-time position to begin fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music education including instrumental, brass, and woodwind methods, and instrumental conducting. The candidate will also coordinate student teaching placements and develop professional relationships with nearby pre-K to 12 instrumental teachers. The position includes service on department, divisional, and college committees as appropriate, and conducting an instrumental ensemble. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to teaching and an ability to work with diverse student populations. While research and publication are not requisites for the position, they are looked upon favorably by the college, and are used in determining eligibility for a Certificate of Continuing Employment, which is available after five years of service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in scholarly activity and professional organizations for music education. This position has a teaching load of 4 courses per semester, including administrative duties.

We especially welcome candidates whose experience and qualities will aid Queens College in increasing faculty and staff diversity in order to reach the same level for which our student body is recognized and lauded. Our faculty and staff serve as mentors to our diverse students, stimulating their academic success and personal development. Those who join the Queens College community foster a culture of inclusion, respect, collegiality, and collaboration across departments and disciplines, and commit to the campus-wide goal of being a college that is affordable, accessible, and intellectually and culturally rich. Queens College students and professionals are engaged as leading citizens in our global society and are committed to the vitality of New York City and its communities, embodying our campus motto “Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve.”


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in music education (or a related field), demonstrated successful K-12 instrumental music teaching experience, and evidence of successful college teaching and conducting.

Preferred qualifications include a post bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, or another appropriately related terminal degree. Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with fieldwork placements and supervision, edTPA preparation, technology in music education, jazz or world music, and/or work with children with exceptionalities and/or children of diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.


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 must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, and a curriculum vitae, as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format, through the CUNY system.

Please also submit (1) philosophy of teaching statement (2) digital links to video samples of candidate teaching and conducting (3) contact information for 3 current professional references, to the chair of the search committee, Susan A. Davis, at, by the review date.

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


Open until filled with view to begin December 23, 2019


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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.