New York, USA
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Assistant Professor

The Department of Music at Binghamton University (State University of New York) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music Theory, to commence in the Fall 2024 semester in a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and inspiring educator, and will teach undergraduate and graduate theory and related courses that span Western classical, popular, contemporary, and experimental musics. They will have research and/or creative interests that produce innovative work that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and engages current critical discourses in music.

The Music Department has a strong commitment to hearing and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded in musical practices and pedagogy. Members of historically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Binghamton University Music Department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, including the Master of Music degree with emphasis in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, History & Literature, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; the Master of Music in Opera, the Bachelor of Music in Performance, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. The department also serves students from all majors across the university as part of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.

This position is part of a multi-year cluster hire within Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, “Arts Practice, Performance, and Research in the 21st Century.” This program aims to establish a network of artists and scholars who see their mission as foundational to an intellectually rigorous liberal arts education and who take an expansive approach to their creative activities, research programs, and pedagogy. It forms part of an initiative to establish a school of the arts within Harpur College. For further information, see: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/faculty/cluster-hire.html

Binghamton University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Qualifications:
• Doctorate in a relevant field in Music (e.g. Theory, Theory/Composition, Composition) at the time of appointment
• A record of university-level teaching experience in music theory
• Ability to teach across a range of courses in Western classical and popular music
• An innovative research program and/or critically-informed creative practice with the potential to earn national or international recognition

Preferred Qualifications:
• A record of scholarly publication in music theory and/or related professional recognition
• A pattern of engagement with music creation and performance that will inspire students with diverse backgrounds in music making


To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, list of courses taught (indicating role as TA, instructor of record, course designer, etc.), and a list of three references to the university’s applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange (http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=169257). Please do not submit reference letters, syllabi, or other materials at this time. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


Chris Bartlette, cbartlette@binghamton.edu