Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry

Job Overview:

Drexel University's Music Industry Program seeks applications for a full-time teaching faculty member to teach and advise in its nationally recognized undergraduate program (technology concentration) beginning September 2014. The Bachelor of Science degree program offers comprehensive learning experiences in both the technology and business components of the music industry. This highly competitive program is enhanced by Drexel's co-operative education that provides experiential learning with industry partners. The program offers students real-world experience by integrating a practicum-based learning model with six recording studios and two digital work station labs for use by students for both coursework and extra-curricular activities. These studios feature two SSL 4000G+ consoles, Pro Tools, Logic, comprehensive microphone collections, as well as state of the art analog outboard equipment. In addition to our recording facilities, Drexel is home to MAD Dragon Records, an award-winning student-run record label.


Candidate must have a minimum of five years of current and significant technical experience in a variety of areas in music production (e.g., recording engineer, music producer/composer, studio technician, etc.). M.M. or Masters Degree in a related discipline strongly desired. Must be able to teach and develop courses in the techniques and technology of music production, with specific proficiency in digital audio workstations, editing, mixing, and remixing techniques using current DAW platforms such as Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, or other platforms as they develop. Professional experience with contemporary electronic music genres such as Hip-hop and EDM is desirable as are extensive connections in the music industry useful to our coop program.

Prior teaching experience at the university level desired.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Essential Functions:

Teach undergraduate courses in Music Industry (technology concentration), enhance the curriculum, develop music industry professional connections, maintain involvement in appropriate professional organizations and provide service to the College and University’s mission. The successful applicant will also mentor senior students in their Senior Projects, which are capstone projects encompassing a nine-month span from planning to completion.

Supplementary Posting Information:

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Online applications must include (pdf files): (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, and (3) three current references with complete contact information (address, telephone, and e-mail). Do not submit additional support materials (i.e., recordings, videos, editorial reviews, press clippings, etc.) until requested.

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university with more than 22,000 students across its colleges and schools. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel’s unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 2 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a “School to Watch for in 2011.”

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

General Information:

Music Industry Program Search Committee
Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Building 71-210
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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