Assistant Professor (Tenure Track or Contract) - Music Industry
The Department of Arts and Entertainment Enterprise, Music Industry Program, seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track or contract full-time faculty position. We are looking for individuals that are highly motivated and committed to fostering innovative thinking to teach and advise students in our nationally recognized undergraduate program, beginning September 2013.
The Music Industry program offers students real-world experience by integrating a practicum-based learning model through the operation of several music business enterprises both inside and outside of the classroom. These enterprises include: music publishing, booking, concert promotion, a la carte music marketing services and MAD Dragon Records, Drexel's award-winning student-run record label. The program offers comprehensive learning experiences in both the technology and business components of the music industry. This highly competitive program is also enhanced by Drexel’s co-operative education system that provides experiential learning with industry partners during sophomore and junior years. The Music Industry Program includes a rigorous course of academic study and awards a Bachelor of Science degree. To find out more about the program, go to:
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and significant industry experience. Qualified applicants must demonstrate depth and breadth of working knowledge of the current music industry and extensive connections in the music industry useful to our coop program.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate recent and significant music industry leadership experience in multiple facets of the music business, including, but not limited to any of the following: recording industry, new media, legal policies, marketing, touring, publicity, promotion.
A Graduate degree in a related discipline is preferred, but not required. Prior teaching experience at the university level, experience working with a student enterprise and/or working knowledge of international markets are also preferred.
- Develop and teach undergraduate music industry business courses,
- enhance the curriculum and the program’s various music business enterprises,
- maintain industry connections and involvement in professional organizations,
- publish research in peer-reviewed journals,
- provide service to the college and university.
The successful applicant will also mentor senior students for the duration of Senior Projects, capstone projects encompassing a nine-month span from planning to completion.
Supplemental Posting Information
Apply online at www.drexeljobs.com/. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Preference is given to applications received by January 15, 2013. Position will remain open until filled. Do not submit additional support material (i.e., recordings, videos, editorial reviews, press clippings, etc.) until requested.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Drexel University is a comprehensive research university with more than 22,000 students across its colleges and schools. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel's unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 2 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a "School to Watch for in 2011."
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.