Assistant Professor - Music

Adelphi University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

College of Arts and Sciences



The Department of Music at Adelphi University is in search of a dynamic and reflective teacher-practitioner who is responsive to student needs, can teach a variety of core undergraduate music education courses, and will assist the department in recruitment initiatives. A demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations is essential. School and university service is expected. Expected starting date is September 1, 2022.


Core Responsibilities:
  1. Teach core music education courses.
  2. Contribute significantly to departmental recruitment efforts.
  3. Pursue an active research and scholarship agenda in the field of music education.
  4. Assist the Coordinator of Music Education.


Required Qualifications:
  1. Earned doctorate in music education.
  2. Demonstrated record as an effective teacher-practitioner with a minimum of five (5) years of successful experience teaching music in public schools.
  3. Experience implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and modeling innovative and inclusive instructional practices.
  4. Ability to maintain current and build new relationships with local schools for field placements and recruitment of future music education majors.
  5. Evidence of a productive scholarly agenda and professional activity in music education at the state and national level.

Preferred Experiences and Qualifications:
  1. Experience with edTPA.
  2. Successful college teaching experience and student teaching supervision.
  3. Certification in one or more major methodologies such as Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, or Music Learning Theory.
  4. Orchestral conducting experience.
  5. Expertise with technology specific to music education.

  1. Candidates should send cover letter, current CV, and sample syllabi along with a statement on their teaching philosophy addressing their experience with culturally responsive teaching and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022.
  3. Selected semi-finalists will be asked to submit the following additional materials: teaching video and conducting video.
  4. Finalists will be asked to submit reference letters and invited to campus interviews.
  5. The search will continue until the position is filled.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


The College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University is a community of educators, learners, and citizens firmly committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that these principles enrich our entire community, foster healthy discussions, improve decision-making, and enhance the educational environment and outcomes of our students. We support initiatives, activities, discussions, and practices that uphold the equitable treatment of all members of our community and strengthen their sense of belonging at Adelphi. We relentlessly strive to become a model for a socially just and inclusive institution.


Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center houses the departments of Music, Theatre, and Dance. The Center includes the 482-seat Concert Hall, the 80-seat Recital Hall, the 315-seat Olmsted Theatre, the 100-seat Black Box Theatre, and the 179-seat Dance Theatre. With state-of-the-art facilities, an exceptional core faculty, and a location in a quiet and historic community a short train ride from New York City, the Department of Music at Adelphi has experienced dynamic growth and expects that the hired music educator will play a central and contributing role in continuing that growth. Faculty in the department enjoy small class sizes and support for diverse pedagogical approaches, as well as benefit from institutional commitment to faculty research, travel, and professional development.

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