Job Openings - Instructor - Music Industry


Instructor - Music Industry

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: March 10, 2017

Job Description:

Full-time professor in the Music Department to oversee the Music Industry area of the new B.S. Music Industry Studies degree.

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Key Responsibilities:

Full-time faculty teaching load is at least 12 credit hours per semester.  Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and advisement, school planning, and regular participation in institutional committee work.  


B.S Music Industry Studies is a new degree in the Music Department beginning Fall of 2017.  This will be made up of three areas:  Music Production, Commercial Music and Music Industry.  We have successfully offered degrees in Audio Engineering and Commercial Music in prior years and now they are being included under the new Music Industry degree along with Music Industry to create a more integrated connection of these interrelated areas.  Greenville College has a long, successful history in the area of Music, and specifically commercially based music (including recording, performance and industry related areas) and this new degree continues that tradition in exciting ways.

Reports To:

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree or terminal degree in Music or Music Industry or an MFA with Music emphasis, preferred. Additional significant skills in Music Industry-related areas and experience desired.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:

  • a mix of skills that include music industry, music performance, songwriting or technical skills.
  • leadership experience in working with a production company or record label.
  • skill in developing and implementing strategic plans and assessment measures.
  • skill preferred in Commercial Piano performance.  
  • experience developing and managing budgets in a challenging fiscal environment;
  • commitment to the importance of diversity in the modern academy.
  • a collaborative and collegial spirit and the ability to work across academic disciplines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Instruction and production management of student performance projects for a student-managed production company called Playground Productions.  This person will help students to integrate their knowledge of the music industry as they engineer, perform, record and promote in a variety of venues.
  • In addition, a teaching load that includes courses in Music Industry, such as Studio Production, Mixing Techniques, Sound Reinforcement, Audio Editing Techniques and Concert Production, Independent Artist Practices and Music Industry Operations.
  • Coordinating with the Briner School of Business about courses in the Music Industry major that the School of Business delivers. 

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include: (1) a letter of application, (2) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, library experience, and professional interests); (3) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (4) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (5) names and contact information for at least three professional references.  Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin F. Estevez
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246-0159
Office:  (618) 664-7020

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