Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurism & Innovation in the Arts

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

ID: 7117747
Posted: December 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of the Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio.

Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theaters and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.

The mission of the School of Music at USF is to advance the art of music globally while generating new knowledge in existing and emerging fields. Our more than 50 full and part time, forward thinking faculty, have spent the last year reimagining curricula that are relevant for 21st century realities, provide significant student choice, and are informed by diversity, equity and inclusion. The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in state-of-the-art facilities on the Tampa campus.

The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact.


The School of Music at the University of South Florida is searching for a creative and collaborative musician who has an established record as an innovator in music and the arts, and as an entrepreneur in music industries. The Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurism & Innovation in the Arts is a 9-month, full-time, tenure track position which contributes to the teaching, research and service missions of the University of South Florida. Anticipated start date is August 8, 2023 or earlier depending on the availability of the successful candidate and the needs of the school. The successful candidate will create and maintain an active research agenda involving any aspect of innovation in music and the arts, and offer entrepreneurism courses for undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of the arts, as well as music courses in their specialty and as needed by the School. They will be expected to organize workshops, symposia, convocations, etc., covering a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurism topics and areas in the arts. They will also liaise with faculty from other areas in the School of Music, across the University, and with entities in the community. In addition, they will participate in shared governance within the institution.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree (PhD, DMA, etc.) in music or ABD or professional experience equivalent. An established record as an innovator and entrepreneur in music industries. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the music industry including contemporary commercial trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional experience engaging the community and/or the schools. Demonstrated experience working professionally with artists from other art forms (dancers, actors and/or visual artists). An established record of research in artistic areas of interest curriculum design, and leveraging social media and technology.