College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado, Denver — Assistant Professor (TT) – Music Business

University of Colorado | CU Denver
College of Arts & Media (CAM), Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department
Assistant Professor (TT) – Music Business
Requisition #23521

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In recognition of the need for action to combat persisting inequities within higher education and tap into the power of transdisciplinary research and collaboration as the means for addressing the grand challenges that face the creative industries in the 21st century, the College of Arts & Media is implementing a national hiring strategy to attract diverse applicants. This strategy aims to:

  • attract a diversity of scholarly and creative work, pedagogical practices and methodologies, insights and worldviews to the applicant pool
  • attract candidates who mirror and engage with the intersectionalities in our community
  • attract a more inclusive breadth of qualified candidates to the applicant pool
  • foster greater equity across the institution

The College of Arts & Media supports the CU Denver 2030 Strategic Plan by putting diversity in action by becoming an equity-serving institution—one that provides a racially and culturally enhancing educational and work environment and a sense of belonging for all. This means sustaining a culture of belonging for all and providing the necessary resources and supports to help everyone succeed.

This position will play a key role in leveraging CU Denver’s role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution to build institutional capacity for learner success, research, and scholarship. This position will be especially important in providing the creation of new, agile organizational structures that facilitate high-performance, interdisciplinary teams and uniquely integrate arts, humanities, and creative activities as part of CU Denver’s approaches to research and creative work.

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Department/Program Summary:
The Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) department is one of only a few music programs in the United States to be recognized for its focus on modern commercial music, located in the heart of Denver’s vibrant and thriving music scene. With over 500 music students, MEIS is the largest music department in the region. Our programs include industry-connected faculty, small class size, a record label, state-of-the-art facilities, five recording studios, and student internship opportunities. MEIS alumni are frequently hired by major music industry organizations, develop successful careers in performance and recording, and serve as faculty in prestigious music programs.

Examples of Work Performed:
Teaching (40%)

  • Teach a 3/2 course load in the following areas: introduction to music publishing, music licensing, music supervision, and additional music business courses as needed by the department, and pertinent to the individual’s areas of expertise
  • Professors are responsible for the preparation of course syllabi, lectures, presentations, and student assignments; evaluation of student work; tracking and progress of student attendance and engagement; management of course in online platform Canvas; etc.
  • All other duties and projects as requested

Scholarship (40%)

  • Conduct research and scholarship in the music publishing and licensing areas
  • Produce a professional portfolio, a distinctive record of achievement and publication through scholarly activity
  • Engage in professional development opportunities through participation in academic/professional conferences and colloquia, panels, webinars, training sessions, etc.

Service (20%)

  • Fulfill various departmental duties as necessary, and serve on regular and ad hoc department and college committees as required

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal and sex offender background check
  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

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