Assistant or Associate Professor and Chair of Music Industry

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor and Chair of Music Industry
Rank Assistant or Associate
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Hartford’s Hartt School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Music Industry beginning in Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will also serve as chair of a growing department.

The program in Music Industry, a single unit comprised of three distinct degree offerings, is an exciting leap forward, intermingling our current programs in Music Production Technology and Music and Performing Arts Management. The process of creating , recording, producing, marketing, promoting, distributing, touring and managing careers in music are all part of a broad continuum of requisite skills for students interested in becoming future industry leaders.

Through coursework and practical learning opportunities in music performance, recording and production, arts administration, and entrepreneurship, the program prepares graduates with broadly transferable skills to thrive in extraordinary careers in the rapidly expanding music industry – at record labels, publishing companies, live music venues, non-profit arts organizations; as performing artists, recording engineers, or project studio owners, prepared to manage one’s own or someone else’s career.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent professional experience in key industry areas which may include: music management, entertainment industry studies, business, music, music recording and production, music technology or other related disciplines.

Demonstrated management, academic leadership or other appropriate administrative experience is required, as is significant industry engagement and a minimum of 3 years successful university level teaching experience in relevant areas of the program.

Preferred Qualifications
Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect and inspire the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

University Information

The University of Hartford offers personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our mission and strategic plan can be seen at:

College Information

The Hartt School offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in music, dance and theatre. The Hartt School is a school of performing arts within a mid-size university setting. Hartt students benefit from a diverse array of master classes, artist residencies, internships, and partnerships with leading professional performing arts organizations that help them achieve mastery in their discipline, find personal fulfillment, and transition successfully from college to career. The Hartt School has a total enrollment of 400 undergraduate and 115 graduate students served by 46 full-time and 105 part-time faculty with a 12:1 faculty to student ratio.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F001P
Open Date 11/01/2017
Close Date 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

In the cover letter we ask candidates to briefly yet specifically describe the following:

1) Your vision for where the music industry is heading in the 21st c.

2) Your vision for how the Music Industry program at Hartt might fit into this larger picture for the coming decades.

3) Ideas for how we might recruit and retain members of underrepresented groups in our Music Industry program.

4) How you might shape the Music Industry program at Hartt in order to prepare students for success within such a broad and rapidly shifting industry.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents