Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Management (Music Industry)

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Internal Title Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Management (Music Industry) Position Type Visiting School/Area School of the Arts Department Arts Management Position Description

The Arts Management Program in the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor (Music Industry) of Arts Management. The position begins August 16, 2019.

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is the thirteenth oldest public liberal arts and sciences university in the nation and is located on a scenic campus in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. The College offers more than 49 undergraduate degree programs and 17 graduate degree programs to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students, drawing these students from fifty states and seventy-five countries.

The College of Charleston School of the Arts is home to the undergraduate Arts Management Program which includes a Music Industry Concentration. Graduate offerings include a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management and concentrations in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing Programs. The Program has close ties with Charleston and South Carolina arts and cultural institutions including Spoleto Festival USA, the South Carolina Arts Alliance, and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Visit the Arts Management Program website at

A doctorate or master’s degree in Music Business/Industry, Arts Management or a related field is required (if the degree is in a related field, at least 18 hours of music business/industry-related graduate coursework is required). Additionally, the successful candidate will have 3-5+ years of experience in the music industry which can include a combination of teaching music business/industry, entertainment, arts management and closely related courses in colleges and universities, and professional experience in the music business field or closely related industry on a local, regional or national level with close connections to musicians, nonprofit musical and other arts and cultural organizations, music businesses and enterprises, recording studios, professional associations in the music industry, and discipline-specific groups. We are especially seeking candidates with a national presence in the music industry and who have experience working with diverse musical genres, musicians, and enterprises. The visiting rank will be dependent on academic credentials, primarily, and also on experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (1) teaching 4 courses each semester in the music industry concentration of the undergraduate program, (2) advising undergraduate majors who are music industry students, and (3) assuming other program, school and College responsibilities as assigned including coordinating 1770 Records, the student-run record label of the program, IN THE MIX, a speaker series connecting students to music industry leaders, and a music industry study abroad program each summer. Courses may include introduction to the music industry, history of the recording industry, marketing in the music industry, legal issues in the music business and entertainment industry, arts presenting, festival management, and/or internships. The position is a nine-month visiting appointment with benefits. The annual appointment may be renewable based on need and satisfactory performance. Summer teaching may be available.

A review of materials will begin on January 2 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Arts Management Program, School of the Arts, seeks applications from those with a range of diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts which include ethnicity, race, age, philosophies, socio-economic status, gender, language, geographic region, social and life experiences, religious beliefs and affiliations, political views, heritage and other differences that are embraced and celebrated by our program. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants Posting Date 01/04/2019 Closing Date 02/05/2019 Open Until Filled? No Posting Number F2016150P EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Posted: 1/22/2019
Application Due: 2/7/2019
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