Lecturer - Music Industry / General Music

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College's indeed.com and glassdoor.com ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Music at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a full-time Lecturer - Music Industry / General Music beginning Fall 2021. This is a non-tenure track position. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Department of Music at SUNY Oneonta, offering BA Music and BA Music Industry degrees, is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and has long been recognized for its Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry degree program. Identified as one of the Top Ten Music Business programs in the US by Billboard Magazine (2019), the program features outstanding faculty, recording facilities, and internships. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit https://suny.oneonta.edu or https://suny.oneonta.edu/music-department .

Duties include but not limited to: teaching undergraduate courses in the music industry and music programs, including music business courses determined by applicant's area(s) of expertise and general music courses for majors and non-majors, and other courses to meet department needs. Other duties may include involvement with the curriculum and department service.


Required qualifications:

  • master's degree by May 2021;
  • two or more years of successful experience teaching at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level;
  • two or more years of professional experience in the music industry.


  • two or more years of successful teaching survey of music industry courses, contemporary issues in the music and entertainment industry, marketing, merchandising, licensing, and/or copyright;
  • two or more years of successful teaching of music appreciation;
  • two or more years of successful teaching non-western or contemporary music;
  • one or more years of online teaching experience;
  • experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov .

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=127024 Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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