Assistant Professor of Music, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.)

The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with expertise in music industries (broadly defined) that complements and expands existing Departmental strengths, including but not limited to: global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. Candidates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We welcome applicants whose scholarship and teaching might be complemented by real-world professional engagement in the music industries.

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the Department’s graduate programs, which currently include the M.S. program in Music Industry Leadership and graduate certificate and M.S. programs in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship. The candidate will build upon existing strengths within the College of Arts, Media and Design to expand and integrate innovative graduate education across the College. The anticipated start date for this position is the 2019–2020 academic year.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, or a related field by the appointment start date; a well-developed and active research agenda as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications; and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of music industries and arts administration, and in developing and teaching online courses. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, continuing excellence in research and scholarship, student advising, and service to the Department, College, and University.

The Department of Music offers its undergraduate and graduate students a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, a global perspective, and cutting-edge technology. Our degree offerings include the B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Music Technology, a B.S. in Music Industry, a variety of combined majors in music and other disciplines (including computer science, physics and engineering, and game design), a M.S. in Music Industry Leadership, and graduate certificates and a M.S. in Arts Administration (in collaboration with other disciplines).

The College of Arts, Media and Design has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art+Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. It is a collaborative community within the university that acts as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery. See:

Northeastern University is a private R1 university centered in the cultural hub of Boston, Massachusetts, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation. The University is located on the Avenue of the Arts, across from the Museum of Fine Arts and a short walk away from the historic Fenway Park. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connectedness. Northeastern has recently revealed a strategic plan to guide the University’s course for the next ten years. See:

To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website: and click on “Faculty Positions.” Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience; CV; and the contact information of three references. Do not submit letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time; they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before October 31, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Matthew McDonald, Search Committee Chair, m.mcdonald [at]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.