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Adjunct Lecturer - Music Department

SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 13, 2023

Job Details

Job Description:

SUNY Oneonta seeks highly qualified adjunct faculty to teach day and evening courses within the Music Department's two major degree programs, a BA in Music and a BA in Music Industry.

Adjunct instructors augment the faculty by providing coverage related to applied music instruction, music theory, music history and literature, music performance, music industry, and audio production, among other areas as dictated by Departmental needs. The Music Department offers applied music instrumental lessons in a wide range of contemporary instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, voice), classical instruments (brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, voice), and music technology (DAWS, electronic digital instruments, synthesis, and music production).

If you are interested in joining a vibrant and dynamic music department, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and recognized as one of Billboard's Top Music Business Schools, apply today. To learn more about the University or the department, please visit or .

  • A bachelor's degree in music, music industry or related fields from an accredited college or university (master's degree or doctoral degree also considered).
  • Professional experience in an appropriate area of practice.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence, student engagement, and student success.
  • A commitment to a welcoming, inclusive campus community.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. 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.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled 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, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to : . Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and transcripts of all post-secondary education. Contact information for three professional references is required.

The university recruits for applicants interested in Adjunct Faculty positions on a recurrent basis. Vacancies are determined on a semester-by-semester basis and may or may not be available for the current academic semester.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: .

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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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


SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, four-year, public university. We offer small classes, loads of activities, opportunities for undergraduate research, student/faculty interaction and an attractive cost of attendance.

Nestled in the hills of Central New York, the university’s idyllic setting is ideal for study, adventure and self-discovery. Just “up the hill” from the charming City of Oneonta, our campus and the surrounding community engages, nurtures, and inspires.

Caring is our longest-standing tradition, traced all the way back to the school’s founding in the late 1800s. Today our growing alumni network spans the globe, advancing the values of inclusivity, service and sustainability that exemplify SUNY Oneonta.


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