After being on hiatus for a few months, A Life In Music is back! With the academic hiring cycle just around the corner, I thought it would be helpful to have a post aimed at the entrepreneurial musician looking to make inroads into academia.
I recently accepted my first full-time college teaching position. I applied to academic positions for two years before getting this job. It can be a tough market. With that in mind, a friend who is a former academic and well-acquainted with the challenges of finding an academic position, urged me to tell my “success story.” Truth be told, I was reluctant to do so, because it feels self-aggrandizing. She disagreed, however, and suggested that my experience could be insightful for candidates applying to academic positions.
So in the spirit of entrepreneurship, I present an auto-Q&A about how I got my academic job.