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Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinical Teaching Track), Music Business - University of Colorado Denver (UCD)

21 Feb 2018 1:50 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

POSITION: Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinical Teaching Track), Music Business


The Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department (MEIS) in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) seeks a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in Music Business (Clinical Teaching Track). The position will begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of six courses per academic year (3/3), with Research/Creative work and Service components. This position has an 80/10/10 split between, teaching, research and service.

About MEIS

The music business program in MEIS has been ranked as one of the top in the country by Billboard. In recent moths Billboard also mentioned MEIAS as a top three location for starting a path toward entertainment law. The Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) lives up to its name with state-of-the-art recording studios, private teaching studios and cutting-edge technology. This department is designed to prepare students for a variety of exciting careers in the arts and entertainment industries through its intense focus on finding career pathways in the creative inductors and especially commercial music styles.

Our students have access to:

  • The City of Denver and a region where the creative industries are a major part of the economy

  • Five state-of-the-art recording studios

  • 16-station piano lab the most up to date applications

  • 12 student practice suites

  • King Academic & Performing Arts Center – 500-seat concert hall, 200-seat recital hall and multiple production studios

MEIS offers a Bachelor of Science in Music with four emphasis areas: Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business and Recording Arts. In addition we offer a Master of Science in Recording Arts or one with an emphasis in Media Forensics.

The University of Colorado Denver and the College of Arts and Media

The University of Colorado Denver is comprised of the Downtown Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research.

The Denver Campus is located downtown, next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, and city and state government oces. The Denver Campus alone has an enrollment of over 15,000 learners, and has a highly diverse student population.

The College of Arts & Media, located on the Downtown Denver campus, offers undergraduate degrees in Music in the following areas: Recording Arts, Music Business, Performance and Singer/Songwriting. It also offers M.S. degrees in Music in two areas, Recording Arts, and the rapidly growing field of Audio Forensics. The College of Arts and Media also offers undergraduate degrees in Film and Television, Photography, Digital Design and Digital Animation.


The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters level, terminal degree in the field of music business or other academic equivalent (MBA, MM, JD, etc.) 

  • Minimum 5 years experience in one or all of the following music industry sectors: Artist management, concert promotion, talent buying, concert booking and venue management. 

  • Extensive and active music industry/internship connections. 

  • Proven research, creative, and scholarly activity.

  • Proven successful job performance in one or all of the aforementioned music industry sectors. 

  • Proven ability to effectively teach at the university level.  

  • Ability for high quality independent teaching and administrative service.

  • Demonstrated capacity for professional development through scholarly activity. 

  • An empathy and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. 

  • Realizing the importance of working with others in a collegial and productive manner, that respects and values diversity, treats faculty, staff and learners fairly, and is an agent that enables and advances both creativity and innovation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 to 10+ years experience or executive level experience in artist management, concert promotion, talent buying, concert booking or venue management. 

  • Successful teaching experience in artist management and concert promotion at an institution of higher education.

  • Curriculum and course development experience. 

  • Active connections and networking in the community of music industry educators and scholars. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: ______

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of  application which  specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

  2. A current Resume/CV

  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

  4. Semi-finalists will be asked to provide supporting materials (e.g., links to creative work, sample syllabi and a teaching statement). The interview process will include a pre-scheduled phone interview. On-campus interviews for finalists will be selected from the phone interviews.

For more information on the College of Arts & Media, or the University of Colorado Denver in the downtown Denver campus, visit our websites at or

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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