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Instructor - Department of Music - Division of College of Visual and Performing Arts (27240)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Music, Other Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

Looking to hire 2 positions for recording arts.

Fall 2022:
MUTC 400 Recording Techniques; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUTC 500 Recording Techniques; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUTC 320/520 Studio Design; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUSC 699D Final Project (capstone); 3 CUES, 25% FTE

Total: 100% FTE**

Spring 2023:

MUTC 401 Advanced DAW ; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUTC 501 Advanced DAW ; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUTC 224/524 Live Sound theory, Technique and Practicum; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUTC 223/623 Applied Mixing Techniques; 2 credits, 3 CUES, 25% FTE
MUSC 699D Final Project (capstone)

UPI Contingency:
This contract subject to termination as of the last day of the appointment period listed above, in the event that the Department Chair determines that program needs do not warrant continuation of the position beyond the initial 4.5 month period. In the event that this provision is exercised by the Department Chair, notification shall be provided to the instructor no later than the Friday before scheduled finals week of the given Fall semester

Should my course(s) fail to enroll the minimum number of students as determined by the College of Visual and Performing Arts ( CVPA ), the course(s) may be canceled. In the event of a course cancellation this contract may be voided or (in the case of multiple course assignments) reduced proportionally by the number of courses canceled. The decision to cancel a course shall be made no later than one week prior to the beginning of class. I understand that the compensation rate for this contract is based on student enrollment and may be adjusted based on the student enrollment upon the official 10-day count.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We envision one position focusing on Recording Arts and Production and the other on Songwriting and Production. Both faculty will supervise music industry and recording internships; advise on recording studio activities; work collaboratively with the director, faculty, staff, and students to advance the strategic direction of the program; and participate in recruitment and retention efforts of Recording Arts students.

The successful candidates will have strong communication skills, extensive knowledge of music industry and technology standards, and a vision for the Recording Arts program.

Minimum Required Qualifications

A Master of Music or a Bachelor of Music degree and 5 years of professional experience is required; a demonstrated commitment to diversity and student success.

Additional Requirements

Physical Demands Summary

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred – experience teaching in higher education and a strong track record of achievement in the music industry

Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

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Anticipated Appointment End Date


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Hourly Rate or Semi-monthly Pay Rate

semi monthly

Hiring Rate/Range

Commensurate with experience

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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For full consideration, applicants should submit application materials by July 15, 2022 at . Applications received after this date are welcome, but will be considered as needed.

Required Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Links to examples of audio and video work.
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  • Example course syllabi.
  • List of References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Special Instructions

Pass Message

Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.

Fail Message

Thank you for your interest in this position. Based on your responses to the questions on the employment application, you do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please do not let this discourage you from applying for other positions that interest you.

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EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
  5. Other #2
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Other
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