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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry University of North Alabama

08 Feb 2024 8:47 AM | Anonymous

The Department of Entertainment Industry in the College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry beginning August 2024. Located in the Shoals – renowned for its rich musical heritage and iconic studios that continue to attract legendary artists, shaping the sound and evolution of music – we are seeking a colleague to contribute to a dynamic and unique department. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our department webpage to learn more about us! www.una.edu/entertainment

Essential Job Duties

The standard teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours per semester. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching courses in multiple areas, with preference given to individuals who can teach multiple courses from the following: copyright law, artist management, music publishing, record label operations, and/or production techniques. The successful candidate should also be proficient in ProTools and other relevant software.

Our new colleague will also serve as a faculty advisor and mentor, actively supporting and guiding undergraduate students pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. The successful candidate will be instrumental in student

recruitment, retention, and alumni engagement activities, and will make service contributions to the department and within the School of the Arts. We expect a strong commitment to diversity in all areas of learning and engagement. This includes regular, positive collaboration with colleagues, producing scholarship and creative works, and contributing to the university and professional community.

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree in a discipline related to the entertainment industry is required. ABD candidates may be considered, provided the doctorate will be complete at the time of the appointment. University-level teaching and industry experience is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume/CV at the time of application, as well as provide contact information for at least three professional references. In addition, this position requires submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which may be found here -


To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at


Applications will only be accepted via this system.

Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to employment@una.edu. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process.

The diversity statement and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments of cover letter and resume/CV have been uploaded.

If you have previously worked at UNA as an adjunct or faculty member and your transcripts are already on file, please email employment@una.edu and ask that they be moved to your completed application for this position.

Applications submitted without supplemental attachments will be considered incomplete and non-viable. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 may result in a delayed response.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.

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