Adjunct Faculty in Music Theory

New York University


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.