Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor, Music Composition/MusicTechnology, Tenure-Track

This position has been filled.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in music composition/music technology at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor level to begin September 1, 2012.  


Serve on the faculty of a large, multifaceted, performing arts department, concentrating on music composition and music technology, particularly in the artistic and compositional uses of technology, teach courses, compose and perform, conduct research, advise students, contribute to curricula and administration, manage adjunct faculty, and provide advisement related to music composition and technology.


Qualifications include an earned doctorate in music composition, music technology or digital media, record of significant performances and commissions on the national and international level and/or record of scholarly publication in music composition and music technology, proven leadership and administrative skills, college teaching experience, and the ability to advise doctoral dissertation research in music composition and technology. Participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a university faculty member is expected.

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study and research sites.

 NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. 



NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. Today, 1,600 students majoring in renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty.  Our degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—share the Steinhardt School’s spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. This unique vision takes many forms. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music. Since that time, Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions has functioned as NYU's "school" of music and developed into a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). Our rich and varied expertise and interests bring performance majors and composers together with choreographers, directors, actors, dancers, educators, librettists, and filmmakers in collaborative projects often reviewed by the New York media. Coupled with leading faculty and advanced studios in music technology, Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts offers an unparalleled environment for artistic, professional, and scholarly challenge and growth.  Distinguished Department alumni include: Oscar winning film composer Elmer Bernstein, Jazz great Wayne Shorter, Tony Award winners Cy Coleman and Betty Comden, composer and conductor Tania Leon, music technologist Enoch Light, and Academy Award, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley. The Department website may be viewed at:



Please apply online with a letter of intent (no scores now), a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the sources) to: 



Further information about the position can be obtained from:

Dr. Ron Sadoff
Chair, Music Composition/Technology Faculty Search Committee
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 West Fourth Street, Room 777D
New York, NY 10012

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011, and will remain open until position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.