Open Rank, Music Industry Studies (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Department/College College of Arts & Sciences

Position Title Open Rank, Music Industry Studies (Tenure-Track) Job Category Faculty Posting Number 00408 FLSA Exempt Full or Part Time Full-Time Other Temporary No If Temporary, number of months

Position Summary Information


Athens State University announces an Open Rank position in Music Industry Studies for leadership and instruction, as appropriate, in: music directing, songwriting/arranging, music publishing, artist management, record label and publishing, and other areas within the candidate's interest and expertise. The candidate will work with the Department Chair and Dean to: establish and develop a robust curriculum in Music Industry Studies, hire and coordinate adjunct instruction in Music, serve as the content expert in matters of curriculum, standards, and accreditation in music industry, and develop rich industry and community connections for the purposes of student recruitment and job/internship placement.


In addition to adhering to the general faculty guidelines, as specified by Athens State University, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost/VPAA, duties include:

  • Teach a variety of upper-division (junior/senior) courses in Music/Music Industry Studies
  • Develop and deliver courses and musical ensembles of high quality
  • Establish and promote a record label and publishing company within the Alabama Center for the Arts
  • Work with and advise a range of students and to assist them in achieving academic and career success
  • Serve on university, college, and departmental committees as needed or assigned
  • Participate in the recruitment activities of the Alabama Center for the Arts, college, and university
  • Assume any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel
  • Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS : A Master's degree in Music, Music Performance, or Music Industry (or related field) or professional equivalency. Preference given to applicants with music industry or college teaching experience.

    Salary Schedule

    Salary Band: AS50/AO90

    To view salary schedules, visit: https: // www. resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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    University Information

    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society's “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    EEO Statement

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

    Background Check Statement

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application. Include correct email addresses if available.

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    Athens State University participates in the E-verify System to verify employment eligibility for all newly-hired employees.

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    Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and the position will remain open until filled.

    For assistance, contact the Human Resources Office at 256-216-3333 or email us at [email protected].

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