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Part-time Lecturer for Undergraduate Course - Business Structure of the Music Industry | New York University

09 Jan 2019 3:00 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

New York University: NYU - Domestic: NYU Los Angeles


NYU Los Angeles Program

Open Date

Jan 2, 2019


Jan 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


NYU Los Angeles is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course, Business Structure of the Music Industry under the sponsorship of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The course will take place in the academic center in the Fairfax/La Brea area of Los Angeles. Teaching commences in Fall 2019 (September 3 through December 17). 

The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content and rigorous student assessment is required.

Course Description:

The course will provide a background study of all related areas of the multibillion-dollar music industry, including the evolution and operations of the record company, music publishing, artist management, live entertainment, copyright, business and consumer-facing digital services. The broad objective of this course is to understand the commercial and copyright basis for the music industry, and the importance of entrepreneurial thinking and opportunity recognition in the music industry.

Please review a sample syllabus for more details about the course.

Expectation of Hours: 

The class meeting pattern will be discussed with qualified applicants during the interview process. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute “office hour” on location, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.

About NYU and NYU Los Angeles: 

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. NYU Los Angeles is a new study away opportunity designed for upper-level undergraduate students planning for careers in the entertainment and media industries. The program combines highly focused academic programming, including industry internships with a substantial professional development component. 

 If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit the NYU Los Angeles program website.


Applicants with a graduate degree in the relevant field strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching courses on the music industry at the undergraduate level within a degree granting program. Candidates with experience in music publishing, copyright, talent management, and promotion are strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search

Applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV, list of references, teaching materials such as course evaluations and sample syllabus (if available). In the cover letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and describe your teaching philosophy. 

Consideration for applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed jointly by senior NYU leadership and colleagues in the Office of Global Programs. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant. 

Please direct any questions to

We have several other NYU-LA adjunct openings which may interest MEIEA members.  They are all here.

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