Assistant Teaching Professor, MUSIC INDUSTRY

Syracuse University
March 15, 2023
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Details

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Job # 076710

Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor, MUSIC INDUSTRY Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by Dean/Chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Setnor School of Music within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University invites applicants for a non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor in Music Industry, beginning Fall 2023. The position offers a 3-year renewable contract based on exemplary performance and University need.

We are seeking an entrepreneurial and inspiring music industry professional to teach core curriculum courses in music business; music industry and the media; oversee music industry forums; mentor and coordinate student internships; participate in curriculum planning, assessment, and new course development. The ideal candidate will have industry experience in one or more of the following areas: hip-hop, songwriting, Latin music, and R&B. Other responsibilities for this position include academic advising for music industry majors and minors and participation in governance and service to the institution.

The Setnor School of Music is committed to seeking candidates whose personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity will contribute to the advancement of equity, diversity, and cultural wealth.


  • Master's degree in music or business with documented recent music industry experience OR a bachelor's degree in music or business with significant professional experience in the music industry.
  • Industry experience in one or more of the following areas: hip-hop, songwriting, Latin music, jazz, and R&B is a plus.
  • Job Specific Qualifications

    The school is particularly interested in candidates who have the communication abilities and cross-cultural competencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

    Experience, expertise, and working knowledge of all aspects of the music industry. Past and current research and/or teaching experience relating to industry trends and challenges, technological advancements, global issues and initiatives relating to digital music, intellectual property rights and music use in various aspects of media, marketing and sound recording technology.

    Industry experience in one or more of the following areas: hip-hop, songwriting, Latin music, and R&B is a plus.


  • Teaching core curriculum courses in music business and music industry and the media.
  • Overseeing music industry forums.
  • Coordinating and mentoring student internships.
  • Participating in curriculum planning, assessment and new course development.
  • Serving as an academic advisor for music industry majors and minors.
  • Participating in governance and service to the department, college and university.
  • This may include program development, community outreach, and accreditation and assessment-related activities


    Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

    In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following: Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Diversity and Inclusion Statement Teaching Philosophy Portfolio Website/URL Name and contact information for a minimum of four (4) references

    About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at www., www.

    About Syracuse University

    Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

    The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.

    About the Syracuse area

    Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

    EEO Statement

    Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

    Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

    Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military- connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

    Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

    Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi- cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

    Quick Link https: // www. Job Posting Date 10/13/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 03/15/2023 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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  • Resume/CV
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  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Portfolio Website URL
  • Diversity Statement
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