William Paterson University — Instructor, Music (One Year Only)

Department: Music

William Paterson University invites application for the one-year-only position of Instructor in the Music Department.

Reporting to the Chair of the Music Department, this 10-month, one-year-only Musicology position in the Department of Music supports the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of the Arts programs, and the University Core Curriculum (UCC).

The incumbent teaches required classes for all music majors in the core music curriculum, as well as for the general university student population in UCC areas 2A (Expression), 4 (Diversity and Justice), and 6 (Global Awareness).

For more information visit https://www.wpunj.edu/coac/departments/music/ 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Teach undergraduate major and core curriculum courses in music history, world music, genre studies, and other areas as needed and as appropriate to the position.
  • Participate in department, college, and/or university level committees and activities, including assessment and retention, designed to enhance instructional processes and/or programs and services.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field through research, professional development, and other opportunities.
  • Perform other teaching or administrative duties as assigned, based on departmental and programmatic needs.


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or related field (ABD acceptable)
  • Evidence of experience and expertise in higher education teaching Western classical as well as non-Western and/or popular music traditions, including the music of groups historically excluded from music pedagogies and historiography.

Additional, preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of music technologies used in teaching and area research.
  • Performance experience in a genre such as classical music, world music, jazz, new music, or popular music.

Invitation to apply:
Interested candidates will be prompted to: complete an application, submit a cover letter & CV.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

General questions related to this application process, please contact talent@wpunj.edu

About William Paterson University:
William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 8,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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