Instructor of Music - Commercial Music Coordinator/MIS Chair

Department
School of Music

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position as Coordinator of the Commercial Music Program and Chair of Music Industry Studies (MIS). Rank and eligibility for tenure based on credentials and experience. Terminal degree preferred; post-secondary teaching experience required. Professional experience in one or more areas associated with commercial music is expected, including but not limited to accomplishments in songwriting, arranging, performing, and/or audio production. Administrative responsibilities encompass oversight of the MIS area, comprised of commercial music and music business programs.

The successful candidate will:

• assume administrative oversight for entire MIS area–course scheduling, curricular development, assessment, accreditation, staffing, special events

• coordinate all aspects of the commercial music program in concert with music business and recording technology programs

• be a catalyst for self-discovery and learning through student advisement, curation of project-based work, collaboration, and professional modelling

• demonstrate evidence of networking, entrepreneurship, and job placement potential

• teach core classes in the commercial music area

  • MC220 Studio Pressure Night
  • MC303 Project Studio
  • MC408 Songwriting
  • MC431 Production Capstone

• teach courses in adjacent areas of study

            • actively engage in student recruitment

Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 163 students, offering degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences. The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

To receive full consideration, please submit: 1) letter of application, 2) vision statement (max. 500 words) for MIS compatible with undergraduate programs of study, 3) curriculum vitae, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references to www.millikin.edu/employment. Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2023. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Katherine Leo, Search Committee Chair: kleo@millikin.edu.

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