University of Southern Californiaâs Thornton School of Music invites applications for an opening as a Part-Time Lecturer in Music Industry for the Spring 2021 semester. Â
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. Thornton is committed to building a diverse and pluralistic faculty that is committed to teaching in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.Â
Principal duties will include:
Teaching MUIN 430, Artist Management and Development, 4 units.This course is open to Music Industry majors and minors.This course will be taught wholly or substantially online.
Individual mentoring of student Capstone Projects, if needed and assigned.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, gifted teacher with a minimum of one year of college teaching experience, or similar related teaching experience. Teaching in an online environment is a plus.
The successful candidate will also have these qualifications:
Required:Â Bachelorâs degree in music industry, business administration or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of practical experience working in the field as an Artist Manager for top industry artist(s)-possessing the skills listed below.Â Â Eight (8) years of practical experience as an Artist Manager for top industry artist(s)-possessing the skills listed below may be substituted for an undergraduate degree.
Preferred:Â Masterâs degree in music industry, business administration or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of practical experience working in the field as an Artist Manager for top industry artist(s), singer(s), songwriters(s) and / or producer(s)-possessing the skills listed below.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following skills and or experience(s):
An understanding of the current music industry trends;
A wide range of industry contacts;
Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills;
A strong working knowledge of the music industry- in many of the following areas- record labels (both major and independent), music publishing companies, record producers, music licensing, marketing/branding, tour planning, budgeting and negotiating.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.Interested candidates must apply through the USC online system (www.usc.edu/jobs). Â Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two references for letters of recommendation. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested. Materials will not be returned.
USC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.Â We strongly encourage applications from female and under-represented minority candidates.
Internal Number: REQ20094213
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.