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Director, Delta Music Institute | Delta State University

12 Dec 2018 2:00 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Posting Information

Working Title

Director, Delta Music Institute

Position Type



Delta Music Institute Department

Posting Number


Full or Part Time

Full Time

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Tenure/Non-Tenure Track

Non-Tenure Track

Salary Basis

12 month

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Position Summary Information


The Director of the DMI is responsible for all aspects of the DMI including mission, vision, programs, building, publicity, budget, and organization of the institute. Other duties include: academic advising, committee work, student mentoring, scholarly activity, fundraising, departmental grants, recruiting, appointment/non-appointment of faculty and staff positions. The teaching load is two courses per semester (1/2 teaching load) in entertainment industry studies, unless candidate chooses to teach additional courses. Courses may include survey, business, marketing, creative, and/or audio courses as related to the discipline. The Director will work with a DMI Advisory Board of academic and industry professionals to shape the focus of the DMI. All positions and areas of the DMI report to the Director. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Post baccalaureate degree in entertainment industry studies, business, recording arts, music technology or related discipline required. Thorough understanding of methods and current developments in the field of entertainment industry studies; knowledge and demonstration of successful college-level instructional strategies and techniques; ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate faculty, staff, and students; professional-level knowledge of the music and entertainment industry; skilled in the use of computers and internet resources; ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses; ability to learn relevant sections of Delta State University’s online integrated database systems for records management; ability to integrate technology into the teaching/learning and administrative processes.


Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Post baccalaureate degree in entertainment industry studies, business, recording arts, music, music technology or related discipline required; professional-level knowledge of the music and entertainment industry.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Three letters of recommendation are required. Requests for letters will automatically be generated to the references you list on the application. They will be sent a link to allow them to submit letter directly to application.

Additional Information

Posting Detail Information

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


To apply:

1900 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37212 | 615-460-6946

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