Director of Music Technology and Commercial Music

Employer
University of Missouri - Columbia
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 30, 2023


Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Music invites applications for a full-time position as Director of Music Technology and Commercial Music. This role offers a unique opportunity to lead and develop innovative curricula at the intersection of music technology and commercial music, fostering creative excellence, and empowering the next generation of musicians. We are seeking a highly accomplished candidate with professional experience in one or more of the following areas associated with commercial music: music/audio production and engineering; songwriting; live sound engineering; film and media scoring; music technology and production software development; music licensing and publishing; and sound design.

In this role, the successful candidate will collaborate with our faculty and staff to design and implement a forward-thinking curriculum related to music technology and commercial music, as appropriate to the School’s needs. Another key responsibility is the management and maintenance of our state-of-the-art recording and music production facilities, ensuring they are current and accessible for students and faculty.

The successful candidate may also teach coursework based on their strengths and school needs, which may include music technology, audio production, and related courses, as well as student mentoring and advising. Moreover, the successful candidate will maintain an active profile as an audio engineer and industry professional while demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence. The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners is expected.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Music by time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:
  • Demonstrated expertise in music technology, audio production, and commercial music.
  • Teaching experience and mentoring students in higher education.
  • A portfolio of creative work in the field of music technology and commercial music.
  • Strong connections to the music industry and a commitment to providing students with real-world experiences.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software and hardware used in music production and technology.
  • Experience in curriculum development and program administration.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload your curriculum vitae, letter of interest including links to 3-5 examples of recordings that showcase studio/produced work and live performance capture, and names, with contact information, of at least three references. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Official transcripts of all graduate study will be required prior to appointment.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Samuel Griffith (griffithsv@missouri.edu), with any questions about the job duties. Contact Andrew Longley (andrew.longley@umsystem.edu) for any questions about the application process. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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