Lecturer position in Music and Conducting




Lecturer / Sr. Lecturer in Music and Conducting


The Department of Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of full-time Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer in Music and Conducting. The successful candidate will conduct the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir and teach courses in Chamber Music and musicianship. Administrative duties include overseeing the private lessons program and coordinating the performance faculty to enrich the ensembles. The position begins in August 2022. The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree, doctorate preferred, or foreign degree equivalent in music and possess an emerging national reputation as a musician and conductor. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have demonstrated competence in orchestral and choral conducting, with a creative practice in contemporary fields such as music technology, composition, improvisation, telematic performance, or interactive art. 


The Department of Arts features an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the musical arts with a focus on the use of experimental techniques and methodologies in artistic conception, creation, and performance. The department offers the BS degree in Music and BS, MFA, and PhD degrees in Electronic Arts. In addition, the department contributes to the nationally ranked BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.


We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please use this link to apply: https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492618/adjunct-lecturer-sr-lecturer-professor-of-practice-school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

You will be asked to create a short online profile, which includes the names and contact information for three (3) references. You will be prompted to upload the required following documents:

  1. A letter of interest:
    • Please use the document type labeled “Cover Letter”
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Please use the document type labeled “Resume/CV”
  3. A sample syllabus
    • Please use the document type labeled “Optional Document 1”
  4. Evidence of effective teaching at a collegiate level
    • Please use the document type labelled “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness”
  5. A diversity statement
    • Please use the document type labeled “Diversity Statement”

Please do not submit audio or video documentation at this time. Video documentation of performances and teaching may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by the deadline to ensure full consideration.


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 4307, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576

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