The University of Memphis invites applications for an Instructor in Music Business in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits and is eligible for a three-year renewable contract after a full year with exemplary performance.
Qualifications: Graduate degree preferred or commensurate professional experience in the music industry or related fields as well as a strong commitment to teaching. Candidates should possess a broad knowledge of the music industry and significant first-hand experience in their field of expertise. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. The School of Music is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty to offer our students richly varied perspectives, ways of learning, and areas of study. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has a special interest in candidates who have expertise in a combination of the following areas: concert production, concert promotion, touring/tour management, marketing/public relations in the music industry, and artist management. We particularly welcome applications from those committed to recruiting, mentoring, and teaching students from diverse musical backgrounds, especially first-generation college students.
Responsibilities include a full teaching load in the core curriculum that are within the candidate’s area of expertise. This may include music industry specialties such as concerts and touring, artist management, and marketing. Additional responsibilities may include officiating over music industry forums; mentoring and coordinating student internships; participating in curriculum planning, assessment, and new course development; supervision of student-run artist residencies and festivals; increasing relationships within the music industry; and serving as a liaison to high school music programs and music industry stakeholders.
Celebrating 40 years in 2021, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music’s Music Industry Program has alumni with successful careers in recording, music publishing, marketing, artist management, and more. Based in the heart of Memphis, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn in a thriving music community, mere minutes away from where soul and rock and roll were pioneered at Stax Records and Sun Records. Our faculty are actively involved in the local and national music business as well. The School of Music distinguishes itself as the only doctoral granting institution in the state of Tennessee, has an enrollment of almost 500 music majors, with instruction offered by over 60 full and part-time faculty, and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music has partnered with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in a historic collaboration to train tomorrow’s musicians and provides regular performance opportunities with organizations like Opera Memphis and the Memphis Chamber Music Society. The School is scheduled to open a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, the Scheidt Family Music Center, in spring 2022. In a city teeming with performance venues, it adds to the wonderful sound by presenting more concerts and events than any music organization in the region. The School of Music is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. www.memphis.edu/music
The University of Memphis is a comprehensive metropolitan research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most musically active communities in the Mid-South. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000 students.
Candidates should go to: http://workforum.memphis.edu to submit an application. Additional items required at time of application include the following:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- A link to your online portfolio
- Complete contact information (address, phone, and email) for four
Preference will be given to candidates that apply by March 26, 2021. Review of applications may continue until a successful candidate is named.