The State University of New York at New Paltz: Assistant Professor of Music violin/viola/youth orchestra conductor

Department Music
Budget Title
Local Title Assistant Professor of Music
Proposed Posting Date
Duties The primary responsibilities for this position include the teaching of studio violin/viola. Other responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, student advising, departmental and university committee service and continuing professional activity/scholarly research. Preference will be given to someone able to direct the College/Youth Symphony, an ensemble comprising college students, community members, and talented high school students. Other areas of teaching could include, but are not limited to: class piano, theory, applied chamber music, or sight singing.

Contact Information: To apply send a letter of application expressing your pedagogical philosophy, CV, transcripts, a video of recent conducting/performing performance and three letters of recommendation by November 15.

Qualifications We seek a person with broad interest in diverse musical styles and we value the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and are especially interested in considering applicants with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.
• Doctorate in either strings performance/teaching pedagogy from a nationally recognized institution
• Significant professional performing experience
• Higher Education teaching experience

• Conducting experience

Special Instructions to Applicants Electronic submission required. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter which expresses their pedagogical philosophy. CV, a link to a URL which contains a video of recent conducting/performing performance. Professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with a link to upload reference letters.
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 11/15/16.
Other important information about this vacancy The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at


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