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Recording Industry (Music Business), Tenure-Track Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 9, 2023

Job Details

Job Title

Recording Industry (Music Business), Tenure-Track Faculty


Recording Industry

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for two Music Business full-time, tenure-track faculty positions (#145020 and #145130) at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The start date for the positions is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidates will teach courses in various areas of the music business, including Survey of the Recording Industry, Concert Promotion and Touring, Record Label Operations, Digital Strategies, Branding, Artist Management, Venue Management, Marketing, History of the Recording Industry, Intellectual Property Law and other specialized popular music topics (i.e. Hip Hop History and Culture, History of Country Music). A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to accomplish group goals, documented excellence in teaching, research or creative activities, and university service is expected.

Required Education

A terminal degree in recording industry or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. A master’s degree in recording industry or a closely related field with five (5) years of industry experience will be considered in lieu of a terminal degree.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at .

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Charlie Dahan at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/08/2023

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