SUNY Oneonta – Faculty Lecturer, Music (US)


Department of Music
Lecturer – Music and Music Industry

The Department of Music at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for a full-time position as Lecturer of Music and Music Industry beginning August 2023. Expectations include, but are not limited to teaching, student advisement, departmental 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 Music Business Schools in the US by Billboard Magazine in 2020 and 2022, the program features outstanding faculty, recording facilities, and internships. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit and

Duties include but not limited to: Teaching undergraduate courses in the general music and music industry curricula; involvement with the curriculum and administration of the music and music industry programs and advising students. Other duties may include music electives or courses that address other curricular needs or the candidate’s specific areas of expertise.

Base Salary: $44,700. Information on SUNY’s comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree at time of appointment in music, music industry, or related fields of study.
  • Two or more years of professional experience in music or in music industry (e.g., marketing, A&R, music supervision, business and legal affairs, royalty administration, and/or music production).
  • Experience with DAWs and recording equipment.
  • Two or more years of successful experience teaching at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or DMA in music or related fields.
  • Background in music performance and knowledge of a wide range of contemporary music styles/genres.
  • Proficiency in leading DAWs, such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, FL Studio, and/or Reaper;
  • Creative or professional experience with sound reinforcement for live events.
  • International experience in music industry and/or music performance and/or music and media production.
  • Teaching and/or scholarly/creative experience related to gender and women’s studies, the African or Latino Diasporas, or Indigenous Studies.
  • Experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Also Considered: Experience teaching undergraduate courses in history of popular music and other music history and literature courses, experience supervising or advising student internships.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest; curriculum vitae including publications, links to samples of professional audio and video productions, scoring, performances, or other pertinent professional work; and copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment). The letter of interest should highlight training, professional work in audio and music products, both nationally and internationally, and description of previous teaching experience. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-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 College 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 top 20 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 College’s rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it’s the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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

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