Share this Job

Clinical Assistant Professor of Popular Music

Requisition ID:  11763
Job Summary

The School of Music at Purdue University Fort Wayne invites applicants for Clinical Assistant Professor of Popular Music, beginning January 2021. Duties include teaching courses in area of expertise within popular music recording and production, student advising, and other teaching and service responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the School of Music.


Master's Degree in Music Production, Music Technology, or Popular Music Studies preferred. Bachelor’s with significant professional experience considered. Experience teaching music production, music technology, or popular music at the undergraduate level required. Candidates must possess strong teaching skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to reach students from a variety of musical and educational backgrounds. Proficiency in Pro Tools and Mac-based Programs related to music production and recording required.

Rank & Salary

Rank will be Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor depending on degree and experience, with the potential for promotion. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for full benefits.


Upload application letter of interest, curriculum vitae or professional resume, names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references, evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, teaching portfolios), 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement, five examples of professional recording/production work, and any other supporting materials to: https://careers.purdue.edu/FW/go/FW-Faculty/7720100/. For questions regarding this position please contact Tricia Hennessy, Assistant to the Director at hennesst@pfw.edu. The School of Music is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Screening of applications will begin November 9, 2020, and continue until the position has been filled. All candidates who are interviewed will be asked to prepare a 45-60 minute instructional presentation along with other activities determined by the search committee.

The School

The School of Music is staffed by 21 full-time and 45 part-time faculty members. It enrolls 280 students in curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Popular Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Industry, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Music in an Outside Field, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance degrees. The school is housed in the beautiful Rhinehart Music Center featuring state of the art performance and rehearsal facilities. The school also offers the Sweetwater Music Center for its popular music and music industry degrees that features the latest in music industry technology and state of the art studios. Faculty members enjoy collaborative relationships with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Children's Choir, Fort Wayne Community Band, Voices of Unity and Believe in a Dream, and other community partners in campus residence. The school and its degrees have been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

The College

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is composed of three departments: Art and Design, Theatre, as well as the School of Music. More than 600 students majoring in the visual and performing arts receive instruction from a professional and academic staff that includes 32 full-time faculty, numerous associate faculty, and visiting artists. The faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts are professionally active, recognized nationally and internationally within their fields, and frequently receive grant awards for their research and creative endeavors. The students of the College of Visual and Performing Arts are regular award winners in regional and national competitions. Internship programs are fostered for students as well as an active association with community business leaders and local projects.
The college is located in three buildings on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus and one facility at Sweetwater. The Visual Arts Building (1991) houses the Department of Art and Design, and the Visual Arts Gallery where exhibitions include student shows and works by select visiting artists. The Department of Theatre maintains the Ernest E. Williams Theatre (1993) and a recently renovated black box, Studio Theatre. The John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center (2007) includes a 1,600-seat auditorium for concerts and university. The Rhinehart Music Center is located next to Williams Theatre and the Visual Arts Building as part of an arts complex on the north side of campus. The Sweetwater Music Center is located on the campus of this music industry leader and includes teaching, rehearsal and collaborative spaces as well as a full recording studio.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and more than 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the Purdue University Fort Wayne family. We seek to develop and nurture that
diversity by maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. The 688-acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 8,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through Purdue University Fort Wayne’s partnerships with area high schools, more than 2,000 high school students take dual-credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. Purdue University Fort Wayne is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about us at PFW.edu.

FLSA Status
Additional Information

Purdue University Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. The position is contingent on available funding and a satisfactory background records check.

Nov 12, 2020

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne