Assistant/Associate Professor of Choral Music Education

Assistant/Associate Professor of Choral Music Education

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY
Queens, New York
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted On:
November 4, 2017


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 500 students. The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Choral Music Education (dependent upon the experience of the successful applicant), appointment to begin in Fall 2018. The school seeks a dynamic teacher, researcher, and conductor to provide leadership in music education and choral music. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses, and share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory and other functions. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music methods, secondary general music, conducting and other courses related to the candidate’s expertise as well as conducting a choral ensemble. Additional responsibilities include serving as a music education advisor, supervising student teachers and performing departmental and campus-wide service. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of research and scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and/or performances. 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.”


Doctorate in Music Education, Choral Conducting, or other appropriately related terminal degree is required. Five years of secondary school teaching experience and evidence of successful teaching and conducting at the college level are preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates who show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching (e.g., Google Classroom, Music First, Logic, Smart Music), have a background in edTPA preparation, and/or experience working with exceptional children and/or children of diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

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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) a writing sample of no more than 50 pages (2) digital links to video samples of candidate’s teaching and/or conducting (3) contact information for 3 current professional references, to the chair of the search committee, Susan A. Davis, at [email protected], by December 20, 2017. If video samples are only available in DVD format, please send to Susan Davis, Search Chair, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, New York 11367-1597.