Adjunct Faculty in Music Theory

New York University

United States


The NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP) Music Theory program seeks qualified candidates to teach undergraduate Music Theory 1 and Aural Comprehension 1. Courses meet on campus twice a week, Monday – Thursday, 8:00–9:15am, starting September, 2021. More information about the department can be found at Please direct any questions regarding the position to Sarah Louden (



  • ABD or terminal degree in music theory, composition, or another field of music with appropriate specialization and experience.  

  • Experience teaching undergraduate music theory or ear-training courses as the primary instructor. 


  • Experience in the use of digital or online tools

  • Evidence of innovative and inclusive approaches to music theory pedagogy

Application Instructions

Application Components:

  • Cover letter (including a brief statement on how the applicant might advance NYU Steinhardt’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the music theory classroom.)

  • Resume/CV (including a list of courses taught)

  • Names and contacts of three references

All applications must be made via Interfolio. Materials received via email will not be considered.

In your application, please refer to


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