Loyola University Hiring for Popular & Commercial Music Program

Loyola University New Orleans’ Popular & Commercial Music degree program invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin Fall 2022 Semester. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer in the Popular and Commercial Music program within the School of Music & Theater Professions. This is a non-tenure track position with the opportunity for renewable appointments.

This faculty position will be responsible for teaching four (4) courses (or 12 credit hour equivalency) within the Popular & Commercial music degree in both the fall and spring semesters, within areas of expertise. Furthermore, this position will serve as academic advisor to a roster of Popular & Commercial Music students, as well as assist program director in the regular activities, logistics, and further development of the Popular and Commercial Music degree program. The ability to recognize and implement trends and developments in the modern / contemporary professional music-making landscape, instruct students on performance best practices, and avail students of new concepts in the intersections of music creation, technology, and business are all critical components of this position.

Mandatory Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate for this faculty position will hold the following:
• Minimum Master’s level and/or terminal degree in music / the arts OR significant, professional music-related experience and superior reputation within field(s) of instruction
• Prior experience with college-level instruction
• Prior experience as a performer, composer, music producer, and/or arranger in a professional setting.
• A respected reputation as a musician / educator within field(s) of instruction
• Proficiency working with computer software / hardware currently used in music production and post-production workflows, including: Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Sibelius/Finale, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and so forth
• Ability to teach a varied array of courses such as (but not limited to): music theory-based lecture courses, ensembles, private lessons, contemporary music history lecture, group piano, music technology lab, etc.
• Prior experience working in creative environments and interacting with artists and personnel within the entertainment industry
• Prior experience and familiarity with the handling of secure and highly confidential information and digital content
• Connections to related professional musical communities, including manifestations of success within such communities

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate knowledge of and experience within music performance and/or production techniques, as well as their concomitant business models, international distribution markets, requirements for successful artistry in music, and trends in content distribution.

Other Desirable Qualifications:
• Ability to instruct courses in other areas, such as music industry, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, music supervision, and professionalism topics.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have attained commercial and/or artistic success, and/or have founded or managed music and entertainment enterprises

This faculty position will be responsible for each of the following:
• Instruct four (4) courses per semester within the program curriculum, which could include music theory, ensemble supervision, music production, style and practice, film scoring, arranging, and private lessons on primary instrument
• Participate in the various events and activities, year-long, as they pertain to recruitment, auditions, and admissions of incoming students.
• Supervise our weekly master class series
• Assist program director in the management of ensembles, accompanist scheduling, and other
• Advise students with respect to the successful and timely completion of the degree program
• Assist in the development of new curriculum and new degree programs, as needed

About the Program / School:
Specifically, the Popular & Commercial Music degree program is designed to offer performers and songwriters of all musical genres a 360-degree training program which teaches students music-making through the lens of artistry, entrepreneurial thinking, and the music industry. Students develop performance and technical skills with instruction on songwriting, performing, recording techniques, theory, audio production, self management/marketing, and more.

Our curriculum and pedagogy are firmly rooted in the tradition of Jesuit, liberal arts education, with particular emphasis on creative expression and experiential learning. We educate our students to be arts entrepreneurs and creative professionals, and are dedicated to the holistic education of the individual student. Our goal is to first expose students to all of the languages involved in the creation and business of art, and then to provide these students with avenues and methods to pursue their passions within the global creative economy.

About Loyola University New Orleans
A unit of Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Music & Media, the programs within the School of Music Industry offer various degrees centric to today’s music industry; ranging from building  artists/performers/producers to working in service of those creators, all are laser-focused on the goal of cultivating well-rounded creative professionals. In addition to our major programs, the department also offers minors and concentrations for business, arts, and humanities students.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit institution of higher education that prepares students of diverse backgrounds to lead meaningful lives with and for others, to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue, and to work in the service of others towards a more just world.

Loyola welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world in the service of others. Through instruction, research, creative activities, and service, our faculty and staff strive to educate the whole student to benefit the larger community.

Application Process:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:
• One (1) letter of application
• One (1) updated curriculum vitae •
• Any additional writing samples, syllabi, productions, or other related materials

Application materials should be forwarded to:

Kate Duncan
Associate Director - School of Music Industry College of Music and Media
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-2308
[email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.