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Assistant Professor

Required Qualifications

Doctorate or ABD in music history, music theory, or ethnomusicology.

Preferred Qualifications

Research specialty in one or more of the following: music before 1600; gender, sexuality, and queer theory; critical race studies; or popular music studies. 

Responsibilities & Requirements

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, advising, and department and university service.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.   Anticipated Start Date:   September 1, 2020.

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey. Do not submit this survey to the department with your application. Any questions regarding the survey, please email

2. Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter, CV, statement of experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship and the classroom, and three letters of recommendation by clicking Apply or by going directly to Academic Jobs Online at . Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax number below.

Review of files begins September 23, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Martha Zadok
Assistant to the Chair
Department of Music
3304 Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook 11794-5475

Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members.  SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute.  Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Official Job Title: Assistant Professor
REF#: F-10069-19-08
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: Music
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 09/09/2019
Posting End Date: 11/09/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 11/09/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:   09/09/2019