About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University’s Music Industry Program is highly competitive and well-respected amongst industry leaders, having recently been named one of the top music industry programs by Billboard magazine. The program features state-of-the-art music production and classroom facilities, and a collection of award-winning, student-run music entities. The program’s approximately 300 students specialize in either the study of recording arts & music production or music business.

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today’s rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

Fifteen of Westphal’s degree programs enjoy national rankings and the College is ranked one of the best Design and Applied Art schools in the nation. The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is academically accredited, as part of Drexel University, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Additionally, the programs in art, design and media are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD); the architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and the interior design program by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university located in Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities and is passionately committed to interdisciplinary research, experiential learning, and meaningful community engagement.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Job Summary

Drexel University’s top-ranked Music Industry Program is seeking to hire two dynamic, accomplished and passionate music industry experts to join our team as Assistant Teaching Professors. The ideal candidates will bring with them meaningful and in-depth expertise derived from their experience at an entertainment law firm, music publishing company, record label, Digital Service Provider (DSP), management company, and/or other related practical experience. The position affords the right individual an exciting opportunity to contribute their background to teach and mentor highly motivated students, to serve the community and to work with colleagues who are well-respected members of the music industry.

A successful Assistant Teaching Professor will have significant and current experience in the evolving global music industry as it relates to licensing, analytics, and revenue streams. It is preferable that the candidate also have prior teaching experience at the college level. They will bring in-depth expertise related to the music business and will be expected to fulfil a teaching load of 24-27 credits spread over three quarter terms of the academic year, and consisting of classroom teaching.

The Music Industry Program is dedicated to having a faculty that is representative of the student body of its program, therefore we particularly welcome applications from women and non-binary individuals, as they are currently under-represented at this time.

Potential courses in this role include the below, descriptions of the courses can be found in the Music Industry Course Catalogue

• MIP    132 Survey of the Recording Industry

• MIP    161 Copyrights in the Music Industry

• EAM   200 Introduction to the Music Industry

• MIP    270 Live Music Industry

• MIP    361 Music Publishing

• MIP    374 Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry

• MIP    375 Marketing and Promo in Music Industry

• MIP    467 Artist Representation

• MIP    468 Music Industry E-Commerce

Essential Functions

Teaching and Mentoring:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in Music Business not limited to legal, publishing, management and marketing.
  • Teach other undergraduate courses based on individual skillset and industry expertise.
  • Mentor and advise Music Industry students including supervision of student internships and co-ops.
  • Participate in program and curriculum assessment and development.
  • Other teaching and mentoring duties as assigned.
  • Continue their professional creative work or scholarship on a national level and integrate it into their teaching.

Research, Scholarship, and/or Creative Practice:

  • Continue their professional creative work or scholarship on a national level and integrate it into their teaching.

Service to the University:

  • Review student applicants as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain industry relationships supporting curriculum, student co-ops, and creative collaborations with the university’s Music Industry Program.
  • Assist in the program’s administration including student recruitment, curriculum development and revisions, course evaluation, and raising awareness of the program’s activities.
  • Serve on committees for the college and university.
  • Maintain involvement in appropriate professional organizations.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrable depth, breadth and working knowledge of the current global music industry
  • 5+ years of music industry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Preferred Qualification
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline

University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Salary ranges between $70,000.00-$80,000.00 depending upon experience.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Post open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 03, 2022.

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