New York, USA
Manhattan College
Assistant Professor of Music/Sound Studies

The Department of Music and Theater at Manhattan College (New York, NY) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track, full-time appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Sound Studies/Music, with a start date in August 2023. The department defines Sound Studies as a hybrid area of research that is at the intersection of musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, digital audio technology, acoustical research, and contemporary sound design.


This is an excellent time to join the Department of Music and Theater at Manhattan College. In Fall 2020 we launched the major in Sound Studies, the first of its kind in the United States, which redefines traditional music study by integrating it with the science of sound. The core areas of the major include music theory and analysis; music history and culture, including the history of audio technology; performance studies; digital audio recording; and contemporary sound design. To date (2022-2023), the department has over 30 students majoring in Sound Studies with a number of students minoring in theater, musical performance, communication, and various fields of science, including mathematics, computer science, and physics. In addition, the department also houses an international peer-reviewed music journal, "Sound Studies Review," which is published online and in print by Brepols Publishers (Turnhout, Belgium). It is expected that the successful candidate will help support the journal and its editorial operations.


The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in music (musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, or performance) and demonstrate excellence in academic research in sound studies, and a proven commitment to teaching and advising students. We seek faculty members with a strong appreciation for teaching and mentoring who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, to attract and retain a diverse, talented student body. Manhattan College and its faculty view research scholarship and education as mutually supportive activities. A successful candidate must demonstrate plans for research that integrate teaching and undergraduate student participation with their scholarly interests. This candidate must also be committed to the teacher-scholar model at a primarily undergraduate institution. Manhattan College music faculty are expected to maintain high-quality teaching, an active and productive research program, and apply for external grants when appropriate. Please note, Manhattan College requires all faculty to be fully vaccinated with the appropriate booster shot. For more information about the college’s Covid policy, please click here.


Interested candidates must complete an online faculty application (https://manhattan.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/59148872-a9a5-a734-5043-55d62cacd8c1/apply?source=2132989-CS-45515), which will include as a PDF document a letter of introduction, a detailed curriculum vitae, descriptions of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three references.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2023 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.


Please contact the Search Committee Chair at MusicProfPosition@manhattan.edu with any questions.


Manhattan College is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher learning in the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching and research, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, John Baptist de La Salle. Manhattan College offers degree programs in the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, and science. The College has approximately 3,500 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 40 fields of study and is committed to excellence in teaching a diverse student body and preparing students for successful careers and fulfilling lives. Manhattan College is ranked 13th in US News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities in the North and is recognized among the top colleges in the region for undergraduate teaching and veterans.

Manhattan College’s tree-lined campus is located in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, adjacent to Van Cortland Park. Our New York City location offers easy access to world class cultural institutions, performing arts venues, research centers, and multi-national companies in all areas of the economy.

Manhattan College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Manhattan College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity.

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