Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies
Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #659
Application Link: https://dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/albrightcollege/Site/ALBRIGHTEXTERNALFACULTY/Posting/View/2825
Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time faculty member who will serve as Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies or Instructor of Entertainment Industry Studies. To be considered for a tenure-track assignment as an Assistant Professor, a terminal degree (PhD, MFA, DBA, JD, or DMA) is required prior to appointment. To be considered for a full-time assignment as an Instructor, a master’s degree (MA, MS, MBA, MPA) is required prior to appointment. Successful candidates will offer evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level, and have professional experience working in the entertainment industries. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. Teaching load is six undergraduate courses per year based on the candidate’s areas of expertise, to be shared across the Music Department and programs in Arts Administration and Business Administration. Possible course options include Entertainment Law, Artist Management, Event Promotion, Entertainment Marketing, Introduction to Music Business, Project Management, Introduction to Arts Administration, or courses within our general education program. The position also carries an expectation of departmental and College committee service, academic advising and mentoring, and ongoing professional scholarship.
In our search for new colleagues to join our dedicated faculty, we are looking for candidates with demonstrated commitments to issues of equity/diversity/inclusion in all aspects of our work and the values of liberal education, in service of Albright’s mission “to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, and fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.”
More information about Albright College is available at http://www.albright.edu/about/at-a-glance.pdf or www.albright.edu.
For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted no later than January 1, 2023. Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking "Apply Now". The following documents should be uploaded with your application: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of scholarly or creative work; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) statement of current and future research; 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi of courses taught) and 7) a diversity statement relating to instruction and student relations. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.