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Assistant Professor of Music and Music Industry

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 28, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Music and Music Industry

Working Title

Fine & Performing Arts

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Central State University is a Historical Black University ( HBCU ) that prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional careers and advanced studies. Central’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, which is accredited by National Association of Schools of Music ( NASM ), is committed to providing pre-professional training for students seeking careers in music education, music performance, and jazz studies. The department strives to create and sustain a nurturing academic, intellectual, and artistic environment.

Position Description
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio requests applications for an Assistant Professor of Music and Music Industry. The successful candidate will teach music-business courses, direct a commercial-music ensemble, advise music industry students, instruct applied lessons, and recruit for the Music Unit. This position requires music-technology skills, commercial musicianship, and experience with musical entrepreneurship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The selected candidate will demonstrate musical excellence, fluidity on an instrument or vocals, and a robust understanding of music business, music technology, and commercial-music performance. Additionally, he or she will show mastery with emergent technologies used for teaching, performing, and platforming music. The successful applicant will possess superior interpersonal skills, be an expert communicator, and be capable of handling requests, suggestions, and complaints. Finally, the new Assistant Professor of Music and Music Industry will be a role model for students, be committed to academic excellence, and be devoted to organization, time management, and public relations.

Duties and Responsibility
The successful candidate will:
  • Teach commercial-music classes and ensembles
  • Participate actively in the Music Industry
  • Collaborate with colleagues on performances, committees, and other projects
  • Evolve with needs of the department
  • Solve problems with creative solutions
  • Recruit for the Music Unit and University
  • Handle fluid circumstances and shifting environments
  • Manage musicians of varied levels of preparedness and ability
  • Maintain a robust record of research
  • Follow the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the faculty and administration, as well as the Faculty Handbook
Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a Master of Music degree, preferably in Music Technology or Music Industry.
Significant experience in the following areas required:
  • Music publishing
  • Artist promotion
  • Commercial-music performance
  • Tour management
  • Concert production
  • Copyright law
To be considered for this position, candidates must be fluent with remote-teaching technologies and be capable of delivering a class wholly within the remote environment.

Preferred Qualifications

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply Applications must include:
  • A letter of interest
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Links to a website, social-network account, or music-streaming channel that advertise musical endeavors
  • Evidence that the applicant had published music through BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC ;
  • YouTube link(s) of the applicant performing commercial music on an instrument or vocals;
  • YouTube link(s) of classroom or remote teaching
  • Three letters of recommendation
Optional: declaration of the applicant’s teaching philosophy

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Performance or Rehearsal Video
  6. Unofficial Transcripts
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