Faculty Position Available

Dear music-technology people,

I am co-chairing a search committee responsible for filling a faculty position at Central State University.

We are looking for a music-industry expert who can perform and teach R&B, modern pop, and hip-hop.

Further requirements are detailed below.

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.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a master’s degree in music, preferably in music technology or music industry. Significant experience in the following areas is 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.

About CSU and The Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Central State University is a Historically 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 NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

If hired, 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 the 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

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.

Application and Nomination Process

Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.

To Apply, candidates must include: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) links to a website, social-network account, or music-streaming channel that platform and advertise musical endeavors; (4) evidence that the applicant has published music through BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC; YouTube link(s) of the applicant performing commercial music on an instrument or vocals; (5) YouTube link(s) of classroom or remote teaching; (6) three letters of recommendation with full contact and email information. (References will not be contacted without the applicant’s consent.) Optional materials include (7) a declaration of the applicant’s teaching philosophy.

Click here for the job posting.

Submission Date

For best consideration, apply by or before January 31, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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