Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Music Business & Technology (Fall 2023)

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

ID: 7117152
Posted: December 2, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Responsibilities
Position: The Department of Music at Truman State University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Instructor or Assistant Professor in Music Business and Technology. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment that will begin in August 2023.

Responsibilities to include:
● Teach existing core undergraduate courses in Music Business (Introduction to the Music Industry, Live Sound Technologies).
● Coordinate internship placements and academic advising for Music Business students.
● Develop new courses for the Music Business curriculum.
● Coordinate Recording Services/Music Technology for the Music Department.
● Actively recruit Music students, particularly for the candidate’s areas of specialization
● Additional duties as assigned, according to the candidate’s area of specialization and needs of the Music Department.

Program: The Department of Music offers degrees of Bachelor of Music with emphases in Composition and Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy and Music Business, Master of Arts in Music (Conducting, Composition, Performance and Research emphases), and minors in Music, Jazz Studies, Musicology, and Musical Theatre. Additionally, the Department provides content support for the Master of Arts in Education (MAE in Music) degree, the degree by which music students pursue certification to teach in public schools. Seventeen full-time and six part-time faculty members provide instruction to approximately 100 majors. A full complement of ensembles provides training for students and cultural resources for the community. The music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information visit

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Required Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
● Master’s degree in Music Business, Music Technology, Music Industry, or a closely related field to be hired at the rank of Instructor.
● Documented experience with sound recording and Digital Audio Workstations (e.g., ProTools, Logic Pro, Abelton Live).
● Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
● Commitment to the liberal arts and collegiality within the learning community.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
● Doctorate in Music with a specialization in Music Business, Music Technology, or a closely related field to be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. For doctoral candidates (ABD), the degree must be completed by August 2024. Commensurate professional experience will be considered.
● Documented university teaching experience with a record of student achievement.
● Performance and teaching abilities in an applied area.