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Adjunct - Music Industry

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2023
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:

The creative heart of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design, media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming, entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century.

About the Program

The Music Industry degree program at the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is a four-year undergraduate program that focuses on the business, management, and technology of the music industry. This is an exciting time in the music industry. Everything about how music is recorded, produced, promoted, delivered and monetized is changing, seemingly on a weekly basis. These rapid changes demand that industry professionals possess a solid understanding of how the music industry fits into the larger entertainment industry. Success in the music industry also requires management and business skills, including an understanding of contracts and the legal issues regarding intellectual property, technological acumen, and the ability to innovate, integrate and adapt in an ever-evolving global music business. The Music Industry program awards a Bachelor of Science degree.

Job Summary

RAMP Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of the global creative and entertainment industries with a specialty in creativity, music production, audio engineering and songwriting. Areas of teaching may include topics such as Digital Audio Workstations – Logic, Ableton, and/or ProTools, Music Production, Survey of Music Production, Songwriting, Introduction to Sound Recording, and Synthesis and Sampling. Music Business Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of the global creative and entertainment industries with a specialty in creativity, marketing and promotion or data analysis. Areas of teaching may include music business topics such as A&R, Marketing, Artist Branding, Copyrights, Music Publishing, Record Label Operations, Entertainment Law, and the Study of Popular Music Culture. Candidates are not expected to have knowledge in all of the above categories but should have extensive experience in their field. An ideal candidate will be prepared to teach existing courses in the music industry curriculum , suggest new courses in their area of expertise, and bring industry experience to bear on the courses they teach.

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student artistic development, learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or remote settings. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Department of Arts Entertainment Enterprise. Responsibilities may include teaching days and evenings.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their contract
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and 3 years of experience in music industry or related field.
  • Ability to teach evenings as assigned
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.

Advertised:Aug 25 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Sep 30 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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