Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075532 Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry Location Main Campus Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Per department chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Industry, a three-year appointment beginning August 15, 2021 and renewable based on exemplary performance and University need.

Duties: teaching core curriculum courses in music business and music industry and the media; officiating over music industry forums; mentoring and coordinating student internships; participating in curriculum planning, assessment and new course development. Other responsibilities for this position include academic advising for both music industry majors and minors and participating in governance and service to the institution.


The candidate must have a master’s degree in music with documented music business experience of at least 3 years or a bachelor’s degree in music business with a master’s degree in a business or technical field and documented professional experience of at least 3 years. Experience in commercial composition and/or songwriting a plus.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who have the communication abilities and cross-cultural competencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience, expertise, and working knowledge of all aspects of the music industry. Past and current research experience or teaching experience relating to industry trends, technological advancements, global initiatives relating to digital music, intellectual property rights and music use in various aspects of media, music marketing, and sound recording technology.


Teaching core curriculum courses in music business and music industry and the media, officiating over music industry forums, mentoring and coordinating student internships, participating in curriculum planning, assessment and new course development. Other responsibilities for this position include academic advising for both music industry majors and minors and participating in governance and service to the institution.

Service on committees in the Department, College, and University. This may include program development, community outreach, and participating in accreditation- and assessment-related activities.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, for full consideration, submit the following materials online:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Portfolio Website URL
Name and email address of four references. Reference letters will be requested directly from reference providers for finalists only.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/13/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 02/01/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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