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Professor of Practice and Director, Bandier Program

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For consideration, candidates must complete an electronic application at https://www.sujobopps.com. Follow the Faculty link and in the keyword search box enter Job #073261. Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 7, 2017, though the search will remain open until the position is filled. The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073261
Job Title Professor of Practice and Director, Bandier Program
Location Syracuse University
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a professor of practice who will also serve as the Director of the undergraduate Martin Bandier Program for the Music Business and Entertainment Industries and Co-Director of the Audio Arts master’s program.

Significant industry experience in music and entertainment media is required. Previous teaching experience is a plus as is prior management/administrative experience. The successful candidate will oversee an undergraduate and master’s program and work with other leaders in the Newhouse School and sister schools at Syracuse University to maintain program excellence and nurture cross-disciplinary synergies. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2017.

In its inaugural decade, the Bandier Program has rapidly gained both national and international recognition as one of the top music business programs in the country. In 2017, the renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will become the home for this multidisciplinary program, and retain its focus on the business of music as it functions in all media—particularly new media—along with an understanding of marketing, entrepreneurship, and supported by a strong liberal arts background.

To learn more about the Newhouse School, our faculty and students, and our programs, visit: newhouse.syr.edu.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Communications, Music, Business or related field preferred. The School seeks an educator with substantial professional expertise and accomplishments in the music and entertainment industries who also has the ability to lead and plan for growing undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate students in relevant music business and entertainment topics and trends related to new and social media. Experience in a leadership role with strategic planning, assessment and development are critical along with the ability to nurture a positive and productive environment for students, faculty and support staff. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to cultivate and build relationships—both internally and externally––and possess excellent communication and presentation skills. Candidate should also demonstrate skill in advancement, fundraising and cultivating alumni and professional support for the programs.

Job Specific Qualifications
Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach in the programs and work closely with the Assistant Director, as well as full- and part-time faculty teaching courses in the programs, to ensure the success of each program.

Administratively, the Director will serve as an effective leader, facilitator, and liaison with Newhouse School deans, administrators, and other interdisciplinary colleagues. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to build external relationships with the entertainment industry in conjunction with our advancement efforts. This hire will be responsible for reviewing student applications at the graduate level, identifying programmatic issues on both levels, analyzing enrollment data and projections, and generating reports to brief the Dean and senior administration.

Additional responsibilities include the following.

Student recruitment and placement:
• Assist in developing recruitment and marketing strategies to attract prospective students and maintain high-quality academic standards.
• Assist in oversight of all web communications and social media content to ensure the messaging accurately reflects the programs and the Newhouse School brand.
• Communicate with prospective students to discuss the respective programs and how they may be well suited to helping them achieve their goals.
• Work with the Assistant Director on student internship and job placement opportunities.

Curriculum management, development and advising:
• Collaborate with School leaders and its Office of Academic Affairs to supervise, support and implement curriculum efforts and changes. 
• Develop undergraduate and graduate curricula.
• Develop, implement and analyze data for a full range of program assessment tools.
• Supervise and coordinate academic and career advising at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Faculty hiring, teaching and evaluation:
• Recruit and hire part-time instructors as needed, in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs.
• Work effectively with faculty in the coordination of program development, defining and developing new initiatives and ensuring effective teaching.
• Oversee the process of evaluation for any part-time instructors teaching in the programs.

External Relations and Development:
• Oversee and coordinate development efforts with the Dean and Development Office to include the Bandier Program Alumni Association, Bandier Program Parents Advisory Group, Newhouse Advisory Board, industry professionals, donors, students, families and supporters.

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About the Bandier Program

The multidisciplinary Bandier Program brings together coursework and experiential learning in the business of music, media, marketing, and entrepreneurship with a strong liberal arts background. It is a non-performance-based program.

The curriculum prepares students for the music and entertainment industries via a rigorous course progression; contact with prestigious industry professionals; numerous hands-on learning opportunities, including a study abroad option in London, England and an optional semester in Los Angeles. Industry internships further prepare students for a successful career in the music and entertainment industries. Bandier students are part of a small, selective class of 25 students per year.

About the Audio Arts Graduate Program

Audio Arts is a one-year professional M.A. program offered in collaboration with the College of Visual and Performing Arts/Setnor School of Music, which serves as the home college. Students may choose from a highly-individualized program of study with concentrations in one or more of these four areas: Music Industry Studies; Sound Production and Recording Arts; Radio Horizons; Music Video.

About the Newhouse School

The Newhouse School has an international reputation for excellence and is also home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 residential graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes new broadcast and production studios and an Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry. 

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

About Syracuse and the region

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals around 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, performing arts, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions like water sports, skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes, biking along the Erie Canal, and more.

Job Posting Date 06/06/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 07/07/2017
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

For consideration, candidates must complete an electronic application at https://www.sujobopps.com. Follow the Faculty link and in the keyword search box enter Job #073261. Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 7, 2017, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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