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  Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Choral Music Education
  Job ID: 17658
  Department: The Aaron Copland School of Music
  Location: Queens College

​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 an 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.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.


​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.


​CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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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, by the review date.

 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.



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CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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