University of the Pacific – Lecturer in Music Management and Music Industry Studies (US)

Position Description

The University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music seeks a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach courses including Introduction to the Music Industry, Artist Management, Intro to Music Industry Technology, Independent Record Label Operations, Performing Arts Administration, Concert Promotion, Music Industry Careers or other courses depending on program needs.

The candidate will be familiar with current music business strategies and practices including software platforms and equipment associated with music business and music technology fields. In addition, the successful candidate will utilize their industry connections to invite guest speakers to campus and arrange off campus field trips when possible for students.

Faculty member will assist in student recruiting and retention activities and demonstrate an unflagging commitment to supporting student success for an increasingly diverse student population.

This faculty member will be available for student access and inquiry throughout each term via an appropriate schedule of published office hours. The appointment will begin Fall of 2020 and conclude in May of 2021.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Pacific’s Conservatory values a diverse faculty and staff.

Basic Qualifications

The selected candidate will have either a graduate degree in music industry or a related field or the equivalent to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Qualifications

Collegiate level teaching in the field; documented experience in entrepreneurial activity or business innovation; publication in the field; recruiting and training adjunct faculty in the field; service/recognition to or from institutions or trade associations related to the music industry.

Physical Requirements
  • Frequent sitting and computer use. Occasional walking, standing, bending, kneeling and use of phone.
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Work Environment/Work Week/Travel
  • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone.
  • Work performed during standard business hours between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional overtime required to meet critical business deadlines. May require some nights and weekends
Special Instructions

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference from associates which include statements supporting the candidate’s fit for the position; and contact information for two additional references whom may be contacted by the search committee.

Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee that may include teaching videos and additional documentation or recommendations. A review of the applications will begin as soon and they are received. The position will remain open until filled.

Candidates who apply by December 1, 2019 will be given first consideration. Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee that may include teaching videos and additional documentation or recommendations.

Contact Information

Contact Email [email protected]

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