Assistant Professor of Music Business and Technology

Assistant Professor of Music Business and Technology

Appointment: September, 2014

Responsibilities: Teach and coordinate undergraduate courses in the School of Music’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Music Business Entrepreneurship and Technology. Applicable subject areas can include technology, music technology, recording, live sound, business (marketing, finance, contracts), music business (licensing, intellectual property, publishing, entertainment law), and project courses such as web radio, student record label, booking agency, and event production). Depending on the interests and expertise of the successful candidate, additional teaching activities in related areas such as music skills, music literature, or an interdisciplinary interest, may be included. Responsibilities will include administrative duties, student advising and curricular development.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred; significant experience that reflects a record of excellence in creative and scholarly achievement, and proven success teaching at the college level is essential. The candidate letter of application should address: knowledge in, and experience with contemporary and traditional music business and practice including production, distribution, licensing, marketing, and/or contract and entertainment law; experience in programmatic supervisory or administrative experience in music or music industry; and ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and guest artists. Preference will be given to candidates with a background of contribution to the academic fabric of a contemporary music school in a collaborative university environment.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and rank.

The University of the Arts School of Music was founded in 1870 as the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and is located in the heart of center-city Philadelphia on the “Avenue of the Arts”. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The music program is distinguished by its emphasis on Jazz and contemporary American music idioms. The School offers a BM in Jazz Studies with majors in performance (instrumental or voice), and composition; a BS in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology; an MM and a GD in Jazz Studies; an MAT in Music Education; an MM in Music Education; and undergraduate minors in MBET, Music Education, Musical Theater, and Songwriting. There are approximately 340 music majors, and 2,200 full-time students University-wide. The University of the Arts is a private institution offering 39 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its College of Art, Media & Design, College of Performing Arts and Division of Liberal Arts. Schools within the colleges include: School of Art, School of Design, School of Film, School of Dance, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, and the School of Music. The University of the Arts is the only University in the nation devoted exclusively to education and professional training in the performing, visual, and media.

Application: Applicants should send a letter of application, CV and/or resume, audio and/or video recordings, and contact information for three professional references to:


School of Music Search Committee, Music Business and Technology

c/o Amanda Melczer, Administrative Assistant

The University of the Arts

320 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 17, 2014; position will remain open until filled.