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
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- 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
- 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
- Strong technology skills in music software and DAW.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a
commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning
- Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff and student
- Exceptional customer service and organizational skills.
- Professional level performance in one or more instruments.
- Competence to teach Music History and Music Theory
- Adaptability to a changing environment.
- Ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the
- 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
- Proficient in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Proficient in using data in assessment and decision
- Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and
- 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
- A minimum of 2-3 years of experience working at the university
level with a record of excellence in both instruction and creating
- The potential for peer reviewed research, scholarly and/or
creative accomplishment by representing the University in the
- The potential to have a positive impact through service that
represents the University on campus and within the greater
- 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
- 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
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