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Assistant Professor of Music Production

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position requiring a strong educational background specifically in more than one area of music production .

The candidate shall be dedicated to expanding the boundaries of contemporary music production, technology, and education. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a passionate educator to shape the future of music in a technologically advanced, artistically rich environment. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Music Production, Music Business, and Traditional Music courses to enhance and support our growing department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in music production, sound design, digital audio workstations (DAWs), and related areas.
  • Provide one-on-one mentorship to students, guiding them towards academic and professional success.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create cutting-edge curriculum that integrates technology, innovation, and creativity in music production.
  • Pursue original research, experimentation, and creative work in the field of music production, and contribute to leading conferences, publications, and artistic projects.
  • Foster strong relationships with the music industry, local artists, and community organizations to promote collaboration, innovation, and real-world applications of music production.
  • Participate in departmental committees, contribute to program development, and take on leadership roles within the university and the broader academic community.
  • Offer both introductory and advanced courses directly related to scheduled instruction, including lecture, laboratory, clinical, performance and coaching assignments; preparation for instruction; and student assessment activities.
  • Develop and utilize a course syllabus for each course, following established institutional guidelines.
  • Be accountable for collaborative and applied research in various disciplines, including assistance with grant applications and data analysis on funded grants.
  • Perform teaching, scholarship, service, professional development, and program assessment for accreditation.
  • Advise students for both academic and career fields. Other qualifications include: cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or staff population.
  • A thorough understanding of technology, learning management systems, and computer applications is essential (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, Powercampus, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning).
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishments of the responsibilities and functions of the Department of Arts and Humanities.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the department head from assigning tasks that logically relate to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong technology skills in music software and DAW.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff and student populations.
  • Exceptional customer service and organizational skills.
  • Professional level performance in one or more instruments.
  • Competence to teach Music History and Music Theory courses.
  • Adaptability to a changing environment.
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the university.
  • Ability to innovate and lead in the field of music productions with a portfolio of showcasing original works.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Proficient in using data in assessment and decision making.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and cross-disciplinary initiative.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship, service, and professional development.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • An earned doctoral/terminal degree in music production, audio engineering, or a related field and 18 graduate credits hours in music production, audio engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Logic, ProTools, Finale or Sibelius. Proficiency in a variety of DAW and contemporary production techniques. Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • The ability to provide quality instruction in the academic discipline.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience working at the university level with a record of excellence in both instruction and creating practice.
  • The potential for peer reviewed research, scholarly and/or creative accomplishment by representing the University in the academic discipline.
  • The potential to have a positive impact through service that represents the University on campus and within the greater community.
  • Active engagement with professional organizations, conferences, and networks within the field of music production.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Familiarity with the Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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