Assistant Professor of Music Business, Music Industry Program

Tennessee, Memphis Memphis USA
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Position Summary

Assistant Professor of Music Business. This is a nine-month tenure track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August 17, 2020.

Duties include overseeing the Music Business program, teaching in the candidate’s areas of expertise which may include specialties such as artist management, music publishing, legal aspects of entertainment and copyright law, new media/internet operations, the recording industry, and mentorship and supervision of student internships. Additional responsibilities include management of the University of Memphis’ Highwater Records label and Music River publishing company.

Minimum Position Qualifications

Master’s degree, professional experience, and a strong commitment to teaching. Candidates should possess a broad knowledge of the music industry as well as significant first-hand experience working within it. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

Special Conditions

The University of Memphis is a comprehensive metropolitan research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most musically active communities in the Mid-South. Current enrollment is approximately 21,000 students.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has a full-time faculty of 43 with approximately 425 music majors. Degree programs include: Bachelor of Music in performance, music history, composition, music education, music business, recording technology, jazz and studio music performance, jazz and studio composition/arranging and commercial music; Master of Music in performance, musicology, Orff-Schulwerk, music education, pedagogy, jazz and studio music, composition and conducting; Doctor of Philosophy in musicology and music education; Doctor of Musical Arts in performance, composition, and conducting. A graduate certificate, the Artist Diploma in Music, is also offered. The School of Music is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. www.memphis.edu/music/

Posting Date 09/03/2019 Closing Date 11/04/2019 Open Until Screening Begins No Hiring Range Competitive and Commensurate with experience Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should go to: workforum.memphis.edu to submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a list of three (3) references with contact information to include address, telephone number and e-mail address. After initial review, candidates may be asked to provide additional supporting materials including links to videos of teaching. Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

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