The School of the Arts Music Program at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, three-year Professor of Practice position in Audio Production and Music Technology, beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in cultivating a thriving Music Technology and Audio Production area, and will work with faculty colleagues to enhance the offerings of a dynamic and growing program in the School of the Arts. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, program and school-level service, and academic mentoring. The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University offers a wide array of degree programs in the visual and performing arts. The music program within the School of the Arts offers the B.M.E. in Music Education, the B.M in Performance, Jazz Studies, and Composition, and the B.A. in Music with tracks in audio production and music technology. See the music web site at music.nku.edu for additional information. The music program is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University is a 14,000-student nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Greater Cincinnati has one of the most vibrant and multifaceted cultural scenes in the Midwest, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, a large community of working artists, musicians and designers and a variety of theaters. It offers an outstanding quality of life and an affordable cost of living. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.
Primary Responsibilities :
Full-load teaching requirements will include teaching an array of courses in Audio Production and Music Technology such as but not limited to, Music Technology I & II, Mixing Techniques I & II, Commercial Music Production I & II, Advanced Music Production and Capstone Experience. Additional responsibilities may include commitment to recruitment, auditions, juries, recital hearings, attendance at degree recitals, participating in SOTA and Music Program faculty meetings, some University/Program service and committee work.
The ideal candidate will: · Teach courses in technology as it applies to the arts · Serve as a liaison for the community of professionals in technology and the arts · Assist with placing interns in local organizations and businesses · Consult with area and program leaders with grant writing and opportunties · Assist with the planning, organization and installation of instructional equipment and software · Maintain an active presence in the professional arena · Effectively engage with NKU's commitment to student success in the following areas: access, completion, community and career engagement · Have a drive to create, implement, and execute recruitment and retention activities on and off campus for current and prospective students
Master's degree and or applicable experience / Terminal Degree Appropriate to Discipline / Master's degree in music preferred
Successful record of instruction in audio production and related technologies
Experience with a variety of technologies associated with the arts including audio production, video editing, post-production, and media networking technology.
Commitment to recruitment, retention, and developing relationships with students, area music educators, local organizations and businesses.
A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentorship, and development is essential and is in keeping with the needs and mission of the area/program
Successful college teaching experience is desirable
Additionally, the candidate must remain current within the music discipline and apply continued knowledge towards course instruction, provide mentorship along with fellow faculty to music students, maintain office hours to be accessible to students and staff, maintain grades and submit mid-term and/or final grades through myNKU by established University deadlines, and work cooperatively with all music and SOTA faculty.
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Candidates should submit materials electronically through Northern Kentucky University's website portal jobs.nku.edu. Required materials include: 1.Cover Letter/Letter of Application 2.Curriculum Vitae 3.Three current references 4.Link to website, demo reel or video of teaching demonstration 5.A statement of your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Please include specifics regarding your commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Applications must be received by July, 7 2019 to ensure full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Terminal Degree appropriate to discipline
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About Northern Kentucky University
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