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The School of Music at the University of South Florida

23 Dec 2022 10:18 AM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Department: School of Music / 0-2402-000

College/Division: College of The Arts / Academic Affairs

Salary Plan: Faculty- Regular

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of The Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, art, art history, music, theatre, dance, and design. The College’s three research centers lead the way making meaningful contributions to their field in practical ways every day, the most prominent being the university’s world renowned Graphicstudio. 

Our Contemporary Art Museum, Wilson Gallery, three professional theatres and two state of the art concert halls allow us to produce nearly 400 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all free of charge and open to the entire Tampa Bay community.  

The mission of the School of Music at USF is to advance the art of music globally while generating new knowledge in existing and emerging fields. Our more than 50 full and part-time, forward-thinking faculty, have spent the last year reimagining curricula that are relevant for 21st century realities, provide significant student choice, and are informed by diversity, equity and inclusion. The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is housed in state-of-the-art facilities on the Tampa campus.

The College is an integral engine for socioeconomic progress through research, advocacy, and engagement. Our interdisciplinary ecosystem facilitates, prepares, and educates our students and faculty to become creative leaders in a global society as we engage and collaborate to create lasting positive impact. 


The School of Music at the University of South Florida is searching for a creative and collaborative musician who has an established record as an innovator in music and the arts, and as an entrepreneur in music industries. The Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Arts and Entrepreneurism is a 9-month, full-time, tenure track position which contributes to the teaching, research and service missions of the University of South Florida. Anticipated start date is August 8, 2023 or earlier depending on the availability of the successful candidate and the needs of the school.

The successful candidate will create and maintain an active research agenda involving any aspect of innovation in music and the arts and offer entrepreneurism courses for undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of the arts, as well as music courses in their specialty and as needed by the school. They will be expected to organize workshops, symposia, convocations, etc., covering a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurism topics and areas in the arts. They will also liaise with faculty from other areas in the School of Music, across the University, and with entities in the community. In addition, they will participate in shared governance within the institution.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (PhD, DMA, etc.) in music or ABD or professional experience equivalent.
  •  An established record as an innovator and entrepreneur in music industries. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the music industry including contemporary commercial trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience engaging the community and/or the schools. Demonstrated experience working professionally with artists from other art forms (dancers, actors and/or visual artists). An established record of research in artistic areas of interest curriculum design, and leveraging social media and technology.

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 32871

Posting Date:  12/8/22

Posting End Date: Open until Filled

How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume.

Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. 

  • To receive full consideration, submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing items from both minimum and preferred qualifications, a statement articulating your teaching philosophy and approach to fostering an inclusive learning environment, and contact information for three individuals familiar with your professional experience as it relates to this position.

Only online applications are accepted for this position. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF - Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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