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The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant Arts Professor position in Musicianship & Performance to begin in Fall 2018. This is a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed colleague to help students pursuing an undergraduate degree in popular music entrepreneurship develop their musicianship and live performance skills for the stage and the recording studio. The appointed candidate will be expected to teach students to become commanding and compelling live and studio lead performers and support musicians through a variety of stagecraft, theatrical, and musical methodologies. This candidate will also be expected to help students develop their holistic artistic image for the popular music marketplace.

Additional responsibilities may include: departmental, school and university service, student advising and mentoring, new student recruitment, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Department’s leadership. 

The ideal candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching musicianship and performance, and possess a strong historical and pedagogical understanding of the craft. Previous teaching experience, and professional experience in the field as a pop music performer is a must. This person will also be expected to guide and contribute to the department-wide musicianship and performance curriculum; therefore, the applicant should be a forward thinking leader who possesses effective managerial and organizational skills. Previous teaching experience in a Performing Arts department on the university level is a plus. Candidates who can provide private instruction in contemporary vocal performance and vocal arranging will be given special consideration.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.


Applicants should present evidence of effectiveness in teaching as well as representative work samples to demonstrate skills and accomplishments in their area or areas of expertise.

Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/44472.

1) Cover Letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position;
2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Three (3) letters of reference accompanied by a bio or CV from each Referrer; and
4) Optional: work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the Cover Letter. Samples may include recordings, videos, published materials, etc.


If you have any questions, please email the Institute's Administrative Director, Brianne Hayes, at brianne.hayes@nyu.edu.