The Department of Music at Augsburg University invites applications for an entry level tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music, Media, and Management. The department seeks a highly qualified individual who, in addition to experience and expertise in music business, technology, and management, will advance curricular alignment with university-wide values of social justice, urban education, diversity, and inclusion. In accord with the recently released College Music Society report, Transforming Music Study from its Foundations, the department seeks individuals professionally and personally committed to the core values of creativity, diversity, and integration.
Augsburg's music department is primarily undergraduate, with majors and concentrations in music therapy, music education, performance, and music business. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science degrees. There are currently about 160 majors, approximately 40 of whom are in the current music business degree programs. The department offers a master's degree in music therapy. Complete information about the existing music business program may be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/music/programs/musicbusiness/
Given the fluidity and rapid pace of change in the industry, the successful candidate will possess both advanced academic credentials and evidence of currency in the profession. Expertise may include broad understanding of the music industry, encompassing both non-profit and profit domains; legal dimensions of recording, production, and publishing; and technological advances in business practices, marketing, and recording. Candidates should be equipped to teach majors in the field, music majors who need to develop entrepreneurial capacity, and non-majors who seek elective courses in the field. Relevant scholarship is required, consistent with Augsburg's stipulations for tenure-track positions. Positive collaborations and curricular relationships with the Twin Cities' rich and abundant music opportunities is expected.
Teach courses in music business, including concert promotion, entrepreneurship, arts management, and entertainment law
Oversee ongoing development of the program consistent with the needs of the field and the interests of students
Advise students in the program and oversee curricular/programmatic issues
Advise and recruit students and assure retention of students in the program
Collaborate with faculty in Business Administration, other fine arts departments, and possibly the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship on curricula and programs
Forge positive relationships with non-profit and profit agencies locally and regionally
An advanced degree (master's or higher) in a directly related field; doctorate preferred
Experience in/knowledge of profit and non-profit music management
Experience in music performance, preferably with diverse music styles
Interest in/ability to collaborate with business administration department and music colleagues
Initiative in networking with Twin Cities internship sites
Interest/capacity to teach technology and recording
Strong ethical and pedagogical value system consistent with Augsburg's priorities on access, inclusion, and civic engagement
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church..., and shaped by its urban and global settings.Set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg Augsburg offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and seven graduate degrees to more than 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.Augsburg's undergraduate program of liberal arts and sciences is offered on both a traditional weekday schedule and a non-traditional weekend and evening schedule. Augsburg offers master's degree programs in business, education, leadership, nursing, physician assistant studies, and social work, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. Augsburg's 4,000 students come from diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, representing 43 states, 40 foreign countries, and 24 tribal nations/reservations. The University also is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical or learning disabilities. This on-campus diversity is enhanced by Augsburg's location at the crossroads of the Twin Cities' most diverse neighborhoods. The Univertiy's location also provides access for all of Augsburg's students to participate in community service and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society.