Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Industry

Organization: Northeastern University
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Industry

Feb 1, 2017

The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-line position in Music Industry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a scholar with demonstrated expertise in music industries (broadly defined) that complements and expands existing Departmental strengths, including but not limited to: global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. Candidates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We welcome applicants whose scholarship and teaching are informed by relevant professional activity.

The successful candidate may play a leadership role in the M.S. program in Music Industry Leadership and play a major leadership role in our graduate certificate program in Arts Administration. The candidate will build upon existing strengths within the College of Arts, Media and Design to expand and integrate innovative graduate education across the College in cross-disciplinary areas such as arts administration and entrepreneurship, media management, and the creative industries. The anticipated start date for this position is the fall 2017 semester.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in music or a related field by the appointment start date, a well-developed and active research agenda as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise graduate students as the graduate programs coordinator, and serve on committees at the Department, College, and University levels. Candidates must possess a strong record of, or potential for, continuing excellence in scholarship, reflecting a national and international scholarly reputation commensurate with rank.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit; under “Faculty Positions,” click on the Full-time positions link. Or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research, teaching, service, and relevant professional background; a curriculum vitae; and the contact information of three references. Do not submit letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time; they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before December 18 will be guaranteed full review. All applications must be submitted electronically.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Matthew McDonald (

The Department of Music offers its undergraduate and graduate students a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, a global perspective, and cutting-edge technology. Our programs include a B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Music Composition and Technology, a B.S. in Music Industry, a M.S. in Music Industry Leadership, a performance certificate in partnership with the New England Conservatory of Music, and several minors and combined majors.