Lecturer in Music Business & New Media

Job description

The School of Music at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a Lecturer in Music Business & New Media to help us create new opportunities for instruction in music business and entrepreneurship, new media, and commercial music production and support. The position begins August 2019, and the successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in the School of Music's life as we launch new efforts to recruit and train students interested in careers in production, management, and popular music performance. The ability to work across disciplines within the School as a recording engineer and to help expand collaborative curricular opportunities across the College of Fine Arts is essential.

The successful candidate will teach two courses in audio engineering each year and will supervise students trained to assist in recording School of Music recitals and concerts. The incumbent will also teach additional courses in music business and entrepreneurship or other commercial music courses or lab experiences, depending on the candidate's training and experience. As a lecturer, the new faculty member will not be required to carry out research, but the incumbent will provide additional support for recording School of Music lectures and concerts as part of the service requirements and will assist other faculty in fostering relationships with prospective students interested in music business, new media, and audio engineering.

Master's degree in music business, commercial music, or related disciplines, and 1-3 years of relevant experience in commercial music industry, including work as an audio engineer, is required. Candidates with a DMA or Ph.D. in music and/or extensive commercial music performance and recording experience and some teaching experience is preferred.

Applications should include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time)
• A sample audio recording produced by the candidate (A document with links is acceptable, upload under Specific Request 1)

When prompted in the application, please also include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Bradley Kerns, at [email protected] More information about the College can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu

Job Title
Lecturer in Music Business & New Media

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8X200:Fine Arts - Music

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Master's degree in music business, commercial music, or related disciplines from an accredited university

Required Related Experience

1-3 years of relevant experience in commercial music, including work as an audio engineer.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

DMA or Ph.D. in music and/or extensive commercial music performance and recording experience and some teaching experience preferred.

Some collegiate teaching experience, ongoing creative work, and experience recording both commercial and classical music is preferred.

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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 12/16/2018
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