The Music for New Media department at the Peabody Institute seeks a new full-time faculty member to teach music and sound design for Film, TV, Games and VR and provide technical support for the New Media studio. Teaching responsibilities will include an online survey course Music Tech for Classical and Jazz Musicians and co-teaching Music for New Media I. The position start date is July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
Students in this four-year undergraduate BMus degree course will study score composition for linear and non-linear media, under the direction of Prof. Thomas Dolby and the chair of Music Engineering and Technology. This full-time position calls for teaching skills coupled to real-world experience in the entertainment industry. Additional information regarding this course can be found here:
The instructor will be responsible for preparing course materials, conducting workshops in our purpose-built New Media Lab, leading class discussions, and evaluating student writing, exercises and exams. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), conducting 1:1 private lessons in composition and production, and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course resources. In addition, the Assistant Lecturer will be responsible for high-level technical support and maintenance of the lab, including audio/visual display systems, a Dolby Atmosâ„¢ loudspeaker array, a Mac-based Pro Tools recording/mixing workstation, and multiple 'gamer' PCs running VR and AR headsets.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 1000 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions of the Johns Hopkins University.
Completed Bachelors, or equivalent degree in Music, Composition, Music Tech, Recording Arts, Film and Media Studies, or a related field
Comprehensive knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms
Full range of Pro Tools audio recording/editing/mixing skills in music and sound for picture
MIDI composition/arrangement/sequencing skills in Apple Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Reason, or equivalent DAW
Familiarity with orchestral sample-based libraries such as East/West or Vienna Strings
Experience in audio post-production for picture (or videogames) as part of a large team
Solid basis in music theory, preferably with sight reading and orchestration
Skills and experience in composition of music for picture
Additional qualifications (preferred):
Experience teaching at college level
Music notation programs such as Sibelius or Finale
Knowledge of videogame development systems such as Unityâ„¢, Unrealâ„¢, and audio middleware such as FMod or Wwise
Experience in non-linear composition techniques, adaptive music, 3D spatial audio algorithms
Coding skills in C++, C# etc
Applications should be received by October 21, 2019 to receive full however applications may be received until the position is filled.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of 5 current references, and a link to a portfolio of work demonstrating depth of experience.
Internal Number: A-65236-1
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.