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Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Production and Electronic Performance

Arizona State University at Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in Music Production and Electronic Performance with a start date of spring 2023. This is a full-time, fixed term position for a candidate to teach multiple levels of music production and technology as well as electronic music performance. The position has both a teaching and service requirement with an approximate start date of January 1, 2023. This position will be located in the school’s downtown Phoenix facility and on the Tempe campus.

About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

About the School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is widely recognized for preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to become creative leaders who transform society through their art. Our internationally recognized faculty artists, scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth. Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of degrees plus minors and certificates and more than 600 concerts, events, performances, productions and recitals each year. Located in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant, expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience and voice each student brings to the school. For more information on the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, visit

The popular music concentration within the BA in Music at Arizona State University welcomes and accommodates musicians interested in popular music, music industry studies and entrepreneurship. This includes singers and songwriters, laptop performers, producers, composers, instrumentalists, vocalists and musicians whose practices and playing styles are representative of varied popular music idioms. Students can elect to choose either the performer or non-performer track, following a flexible major map to design their desired experience. All students in the Popular Music program develop general musicianship and foundational skills that prepare them to specialize in areas of study that include songwriting, production, composition, performance, engineering, sound design, live sound and event production, music business, popular music education and advocacy. The program is housed in the state-of-the-art Fusion on First building on the ASU Downtown campus in Phoenix.

We seek an innovative individual who will participate in and further our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century. The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to provide instruction at the undergraduate level in-person, hybrid and online formats, to build music curriculum for multiple modalities, and to work effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to advance the mission of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to foster the educational and cultural needs of all ASU students who study popular music, and to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the field. Demonstrated teaching excellence and innovation in music production. Demonstrated performance experience in the electronic music field, including fluency with synthesizers, samplers, controllers, hardware and software tools, visuals, lighting, and connected systems
  • Master’s degree in Music or related field, or commensurate experience; a graduate degree is required for international candidates.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in sound design and music composition using both software and hardware tools such as synthesizers, modular synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, PA’s, interfaces and other associated tools.  Competence in electronic music composition, production and performance Proficiency in related Digital Audio Workstations and software suites including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, ProTools, MAX/MSP, Pure Data, VCV Rack. Demonstrated expertise in multi-media and interactive-media tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Arduino, Raspberry Pi. Demonstrated expertise in computer programing languages including Python, Max, Java, JavaScript, C++, SQL.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, creative activity, collaboration, innovative teaching, and service. Curriculum vitae. A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Names and contact information of at least three references. A document with up to five live hyperlinks to a variety of samples of the candidate’s recent (within the last five years) creative work and/or teaching. For detailed instructions on how to create a document with live hyperlinks, please click here.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 18, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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