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Professor of Practice (Commercial Music Program)
Auburn University

Date Posted May 10, 2023
Title Professor of Practice (Commercial Music Program)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Music - General

Job Description Summary

9-month Professor of Practice, full-time, non-tenure track, salary commensurate with experience. Appointment begins August 16, 2023.

This position will coordinate the commercial music program, teach classes in music theory/harmony, American popular music history, analytical techniques in commercial music, and ensembles, among other possibilities. This person will also be key to integrating the new music recording studio into the commercial music curriculum and to serving as a liaison among industry partners, musicians, students, and the Department of Music more generally. This position is envisioned as a professor of practice to bring performance and industry experience directly to student training.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in music and significant professional experience at the time of appointment is required. Experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience teaching the performance of a variety of popular/commercial music styles, music theory, and popular music history. Evidence of extensive professional recording and performing activities, experience with leadership, curriculum, budget and general program oversight and maintenance.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Auburn is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In U.S. News and World Report, it has been ranked in the top 50 public universities for the last 23 consecutive years. The institution is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Its fall of 2015 enrollment of 27,287 students includes 21,786 undergraduates and 4,398 graduate students, and 1,103 professional-doctoral students. There are 1216 full time instructional faculty members distributed across nine colleges and three schools with degrees offered in 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.

Candidates should upload the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Contact information for three references. Apply online by the following link:

Questions? Please contact: Dr. Doug Rosener, Chair, Commercial Music Search Committee at or 334-844-3160

Review of applications will begin May 19, 2023, and continue until position is filled.

“Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples”

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