The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic leader of outstanding reputation to serve as Director of the Popular Music program. This is a full-time appointment, appointment type and rank based on experience, beginning fall 2020.
We seek an innovative individual who will participate in and further our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century. The successful candidate will lead the popular music program and manage the teaching and recording facility opening in downtown Phoenix in fall 2021; initiate meaningful collaborations with faculty colleagues, the larger university community and regional professional arts organizations; build external partnerships with area music professionals and venues; teach in the candidate’s areas of expertise, which may include specialties such as the music and recording industry, music creation/production, artist management, legal issues, and/or music performance; and mentor students through the specialization and capstone processes. Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally and internationally, and mentoring and assisting students in developing their professional goals. The candidate is expected to possess a broad knowledge of the music industry as well as significant first-hand experience working within it, and to continue to pursue a professional career and actively participate in creative activity and/or research at the school. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to instruct at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to work effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music.