New York, USA
New York University
Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Theory

The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Theory, who will serve as Director of the Music Theory Program, to begin September 2022. The appointed faculty member will join the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and we highly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


The Music Theory program serves all undergraduate and graduate music programs of our department by providing a curriculum of core courses and electives in music theory, aural skills, and music history. The program director oversees and coordinates the development of the above curriculum; supervises all program faculty; coordinates placement and advisement in music theory and history; and participates in the development of the doctoral program (PhD and DMA), including the administration of doctoral exams and participation in doctoral research supervision. A successful candidate will augment and extend the current strengths of the program by complementing existing faculty in background and skills; will introduce innovative methods in pedagogy and curriculum design; will play an active role in the department’s ongoing project to expand and diversify the curriculum; will be conversant with educational technology and its applications; and will contribute to the program and department research in the areas of music theory and pedagogy.

Steinhardt seeks a dynamic Clinical Assistant Professor to engage in the various aspects of teaching and administration described in the previous paragraph, including the full range of tasks entailed in the music theory director position. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, and will contribute to the program and department research agenda. In addition, the candidate will participate in faculty meetings and serve on department, school and/or university committees


The requirements of this position include a doctoral degree in Music Theory; strong teaching skills, with a minimum of five years teaching experience at the college level; experience in curriculum design; a strong interest in music theory pedagogy; a commitment to diversifying and expanding the curriculum beyond the traditional focus on European and American music and the classical canon; and strong leadership and inter-personal skills. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate knowledge of technology-based pedagogical approaches, and should be conversant with some area of music theory research.


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Please submit your application online including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching and broader work), and the names and contact information for three references that will be contacted automatically to submit letters of recommendation. Optionally, if available, you are encouraged to include a teaching video with your application materials.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than January 5, 2022.


For additional information about these positions please contact Prof. Panayotis Mavromatis (pm68@nyu.edu), Search Committee Chair.


About Steinhardt: Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We have award-winning faculty and alumni engaged in ground-breaking research and artistic creation, at the cutting edge of their professions. The Department of Music and Performing Arts and Professions’ Music Education Program offers unrivaled opportunities to perform and study with New York City’s finest musicians and artist teachers.

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may have the opportunity to engage in research and teaching at these global study and research sites.