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Assistant Professor of Music Industry (Songwriting/Composition)

29 Nov 2017 10:24 AM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

The College of Saint Rose invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Music Industry (Songwriting/Composition) in the School of Arts and Humanities to start August 2018.

The Music Industry Program at The College of Saint Rose has been recognized as one of the top 11 academic programs of its kind by Billboard Magazine. The degree program includes courses in songwriting/composition, record production, music business, contemporary performance ensembles, alongside traditional academic music courses. The program facilities are housed in the Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media, which includes recording studios, music technology labs, classrooms, and performance spaces. 

Responsibilities will include teaching 12 credits per semester of undergraduate courses in the Music Industry Program, engaging in scholarship, participating in recruitment events including new student auditions, attending internal and external events applicable to the College and the candidate's academic discipline, academic advising, program assessment, curriculum development, and participation in Department, School and College committees.

The successful candidate will teach courses in songwriting, applied lessons in the Songwriting/Composition concentration, and facilitate student recording projects and performances. The candidate may also teach special elective courses on topics in the music industry.


The successful candidate will have a Doctorate in Music (PhD or DMA; Composition, Performance, or allied discipline); recording and performance credits; a significant body of original music; experience working in a popular or commercial music genre; experience teaching songwriting, composition, and performance; a strong commitment to excellence in teaching; and superior written and oral communication skills. Appreciation and commitment to diverse musical cultures and styles is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who are active singer/songwriters or composer/performers with strong vocal capabilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and qualified dependents, retirement plans through TIAA, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at .

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