New York, USA
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University invites scholars, performers, and composers to apply for the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) Fellows Program (2023-2024), a full-time, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level, including full benefits, to commence Fall 2023.

The Department of Music at Stony Brook is one of the participating departments in the IDEA Fellows program. We offer degrees focusing on music scholarship, composition, and performance. The faculty in these areas use their expertise to provide a grounded and transformational educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students, positioning European-derived classical traditions as one among many musical cultures shaping the world, including popular and jazz traditions in the US and abroad. We are interested in scholars, creators, and performers who engage deeply with sound and music in a world characterized by cultural contact, disciplinary blending, and musical transformations over time and space.


The Fellow will be a part of a mentored research and performance environment. At the completion of this two-year position, Fellows with an upward trajectory of scholarly achievement and a demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University through an internal promotion process.

Each successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in a department that supports one of the broad areas outlined above. Both the candidate’s interest and the recruitment and selection process will drive decisions about College/School and departmental affiliation. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to DEIJ; excellence in innovative research and scholarship; and the potential to contribute to the teaching mission of the academic unit they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher, a mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and an active participant in community outreach activities. During their two-year appointment, the fellows will meet together and with university mentors for discussion and support as their research progresses. Discussions will center on paths to academic excellence and success, the experience of diversity and inclusion, ways to overcome barriers, and factors that facilitate belonging and engagement.


Required: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2023 and 9/1/2023 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related fields.

Preferred: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.

We are interested in scholars who evidence a commitment to inclusive excellence. These individuals will bring a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education that includes a focus on one or more of the five key areas as outlined above.


For information about the application process and IDEA topic areas, please see: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/provost/initiatives/idea.php#/tab1

A complete application will consist of six items, plus the required application form: 1) a cover letter that addresses the criteria for each position and that discusses disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests as well as career goals, 2) CV, 3) sample of representative scholarly work (no more than three publications), 4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement, 5) research statement, and 6) teaching statement. Additionally, the candidate should submit up to three letters of reference and identify up to three potential departmental affiliations from a list of participating departments through the Interfolio portal.

Review of applicant files will begin on October 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

Multiple fellows will be hired, hence the list of topics above reflects a broad swath of interest for a pool of fellows, with more than one hire expected in some areas. Candidates whose interests cut across several topical areas, offer critical and creative approaches, and have the potential for successful interdisciplinary DEIJ-related scholarship are particularly encouraged to apply.


For further information about this, please contact: Margarethe.Adams@stonybrook.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to the Provost’s Office ideasfellows@stonybrook.edu


Stony Brook prides itself on attracting a remarkably diverse student body, including many first-generation immigrants and first-generation college students. Recent studies have shown that Stony Brook is one of the top universities in the U.S. for enabling the upward mobility of its students. We aim to grow our faculty in ways that mirror our student body and enhance our commitment to social mobility. We strive to support a faculty complement that connects with and understands the needs, interests, and backgrounds of its student body, in part to maximize the effectiveness of our mentoring.