Assistant Arts Professor, New York University

Assistant Arts Professor
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Arts Professor position to commence in Fall 2017. We seek music industry professionals and/or academic scholars to teach undergraduate courses in the Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies area of the Clive Davis Institute. This is a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance.

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music invites applications for an Assistant Arts Professor, a four year position subject to multiple renewals based on performance, to offer both general and specialized courses in 20th and 21st century popular music history and culture, as well as courses in music journalism.

The ideal applicant must have a significant and wide-ranging grasp of 20th and 21st century popular music history, and demonstrated national or international success in writing about popular music as a journalist and/or scholar. Demonstrated success as a writing editor or a writing mentor is a plus. Given that much of 21st century music writing has moved online, applicants who have deeply considered the contemporary impact of new media and emergent technology on music journalism practices (blogging, writing for social media platforms, etc.) as well as journalists or scholars with a focus on, or interest in, music technologies, may be given special consideration in this search.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the Institute’s Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies, and to develop new courses that relate to their area of expertise. They will be required to help undergraduate students develop critical thinking and writing skills and to conduct research on a variety of subjects in popular music and culture. Non-teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, student advising and mentoring, departmental, school and university service, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Institute Chair. Prior university-level teaching experience, and a PhD or terminal degree is a plus. Practical music business or studio production or recording experience is also a plus, though not essential.

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The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from qualified candidates of all races, nationalities, and genders. Women and qualified individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. NYU offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Application Instructions
Applicants should present evidence of effectiveness in teaching, as well as representative writing samples to demonstrate skills and abilities in your area of expertise.
Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to the Interfolio application portal:

1) Cover letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position;
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Three (3) letters of reference accompanied by a bio or CV from each referrer; and
4) Writing samples and/or work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the cover letter.

Application deadline: 1 December 2016

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