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JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor of Music Business and Technology
DEPARTMENT: School of Music in the College of Preforming Arts
REPORTS TO: Director for the School of Music
APPOINTMENT: September 2018


The School of Music at the University of the Arts is part of the College of Performing Arts - alongside the School of Dance and the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. The School of Music was founded in 1870 as the Philadelphia Music Academy, and is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia on the “Avenue of the Arts”. The school 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. Offering 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; a MAT in Music Education; a MM in Music Education; and undergraduate minors in MBET, Music Education, Musical Theater, and Songwriting.

Position description:

The School of Music seeks to hire one full-time Assistant Professor of Music Business and Technology.  Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.  Appointment begins September, 2018 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree required or equivalent professional activity
  • Significant experience that reflects a record of excellence in creative and scholarly achievement
  • Proven success teaching at the college level is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, students, staff, and guest artists
  • A history of support and contributions to the mission and culture of contemporary music school within a collaborative university environment
  • Proven success in programmatic, or administrative experience in music or music industry

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching and coordinating undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology.
  • Applicable subject areas can include digital distribution, promotion/marketing, and media studies, audio electronics, music business, entrepreneurship, licensing, and publishing.
  • Additional Responsibilities will include student advising, administrative duties, and curricular development
  • Depending on the interests and expertise of the successful candidate, additional teaching activities in related areas such as music concepts, live sound reinforcement, music literature, or an interdisciplinary interest may be included

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of the Arts is one of the nation’s only universities dedicated solely to educating students in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing. UArts is a leader in educating creative individuals through an innovative, flexible, rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that prepares students to be the creative leaders of tomorrow, whether in a specific artistic discipline or by applying their arts education to virtually any career. Our alumni are leading some of the Philadelphia region’s most important cultural institutions and are positively impacting the creative economy nationally. With nearly 1,800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, UArts students collaborate across disciplines and benefit from being in one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities. For more information, please visit uarts.edu.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a current CV, letter of application, two or more writing samples, and three letters of reference to jobs@uarts.edu.  Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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