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Adjunct Faculty, Music Business

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Music Business

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Department of Music at Hofstra University is pleased to invite applications for one Adjunct Faculty of Music for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.

Hofstra University is located on Long Island near New York City (25 miles east of Manhattan), with its wealth of business, entertainment, and cultural opportunities. Our faculty and students have diverse backgrounds, and we welcome diverse applicants. For more information about our graduate programs, our faculty, and our students, applicants are encouraged to visit our PhD and MA programs’ websites at Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Teach Music Business Courses: MUSB 105 Advanced Seminar in the Music Industry · and/or MUSB 108 Global Music Marketing in the Music Industry MUSB 105 Advanced Seminar:

This is a capstone course in the music business program and encompasses all aspects related to being an artist in the music marketplace. This course utilizes the practicum learning model, applying concepts learned in the classroom through the implementation of real-world projects and assignments. Students form a musical group and traverse the course as a member of the group by writing, releasing, and promoting music in the marketplace. The successful candidate will oversee and manage student teams to:§ Assess, create and/or affiliate with various professional business entities and partners.§ Compose, record, release and market an original and cover song.§ Book, perform, and promote a record release concert. § Produce and release a music video for an original song.§ Create and implement various marketing assets.§ Develop and execute a marketing plan for your release. MUSB 108 Global Music Marketing in the Music Industry:

This is an immersive course designed to provide students with hands-on experience and practical skills in the field of music business marketing. Through experiential learning, industry engagement, and applied projects, students will be able to apply theoretical concepts learned in previous coursework to real-world scenarios within the music industry. The successful candidate for MUSB 108 will successfully teach students to:

1. Gain a firm understanding of the foundational best practices involved with successful global music marketing campaigns. 2. Cultivate an integrated approach to music marketing in the areas of Publicity, Touring, Radio, New Media, Advertising, Distribution, Grassroots and Licensing.3. Establish and measure outcomes using relevant tools to assess audience exposure and financial performance.4. Develop a comprehensive marketing campaign implementing the various components of integrated global marketing strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • And/or equivalent professional experience working in the music industry in the field of artist management, product management, or music marketing.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusive in an educational environment

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter (including a commentary on how you have contributed or plan to contribute to a diverse learning community, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effectiveness as an educator or professional experience.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • After initial review, candidates who are selected to proceed to the next stage will be asked to provide 3 letters of recommendation.


Open until filled

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EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$1,422-$1,669 per credit


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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