Faculty Position Announcement

Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

New York University / Steinhardt School

Music Business, Full-Time Assistant Professor, Clinical-track (non-tenure)

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in Music Business to begin in September 2024. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

Position Description: We are seeking a dynamic and innovative colleague to join our Music Business program. The field of specialization for this position is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who could teach existing courses and develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as the business structure of the music industry, music and cultural/media studies, live concerts and touring, music publishing and rights management, artists and repertoire, and artist development, strategic marketing, and international music markets. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


●      There is an expected 3:3 teaching load with the possibility of reduction for administrative work.

●      Other duties include undergraduate capstone project supervision, masters’ final project thesis supervision, academic and career advisement, developing and maintaining professional bridges to the music industry, student recruitment, and program administration.

●      Participation in faculty meetings, committees, and other service appropriate to a university faculty member is required.


Qualifications: PhD, MBA, JD or other post-baccalaureate degree is required. Background in music business or in the music industry and creative professions is required. Full-time commitment to teaching and advisement is required, as is a strong track record of teaching and curriculum development at the university level. Previous university-level academic program leadership is preferred. Previous experience in a diverse teaching environment or a demonstrated history of DEI service is preferred.


The Department and Music Business Program:

The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (MPAP) was established in the Steinhardt School at New York University in 1925. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music, the oldest conservatory of music in New York City. Since that merger, the Department has functioned both as the conservatory of music and a locus of research in the performing arts. Today, 1,500 students—baccalaureate through doctoral—major in: classical, jazz and music theater performance; music composition (jazz, film scoring, multimedia, and traditional), music technology, and music business; music education, dance education, and educational theater education;  performing arts administration; and music therapy and drama therapy guided by more than 400 faculty. Faculty and students share a spirit of openness and innovation encouraging the pursuit of high artistic goals. Department interests cross school lines and bring performers and composers together with choreographers, directors, actors, librettists, and filmmakers in innovative, collaborative projects, often reviewed by the New York media. Music business students study with world-renowned faculty through private lessons and participate in ensembles, master classes, and live performances. Distinguished Department alumni include: Jazz great Wayne Shorter, Tony Award winners Cy Coleman and Betty Comden, composer and conductor Tania Leon, music technologist Enoch Light, and Academy Award, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley.


Founded in 1976, the NYU Steinhardt Music Business program prepares both graduate and undergraduate students to be leaders in the dynamic, global music marketplace. Academically rigorous and cross-disciplinary by definition, the Music Business course of study combines the boundless artistic resources of New York City with the cutting-edge inquiry and innovation of a major research university. The undergraduate curriculum includes a foundation in music theory and history, as well as business courses taught in collaboration with NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In addition to providing structured courses, the curriculum promotes individual choices and development through an interactive classroom atmosphere, internships, participation in our record company, Village Records, and completion of research requirements.

The Department website may be viewed at: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/departments/music-and-performing-arts-professions


The Program website may be viewed at: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/programs/music-business


Applications: Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and diversity statement through Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/135370


Review of applications will begin November 20, 2023 and will remain open until the

position is filled.


New York University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

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