The Western Carolina University School of Music seeks a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty member in Music Technology and MIDI Synthesis beginning in August 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. The Bachelor of Music degree with a Concentration in Commercial Music and Audio Production combines traditional studies in music production and performance with specialized instruction in commercial, jazz instrumental, and vocal performance, music technology, music industry studies, live sound, recording arts, music for film/gaming/video, songwriting, and MIDI/synthesis.
The ideal candidate will be skilled in MIDI sequencing, synthesis, music notation, audio recording and editing, and music production.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Private instruction in applied music technology (MIDI/Synthesis) using MIDI controllers and music creation software. Teach classes in music technology and recording arts to majors in Commercial Music and Audio Production, including MIDI sequencing, synthesis, music notation, audio recording and editing, and music production.The successful candidate will be expected to recruit for their studio, engage in professional scholarly activity, contribute to the growth and development of the School of Music, serve on committees at various levels, and participate in a variety of departmental activities along with other areas of service.
This person will also serve as the director of the Music Technology Ensemble, maintain School of Music Apple computers, electronic musical instruments, and other hardware and software, including software updates and oversight of repairs. Other duties may be assigned that meet the needs of the department and the skills and interests of the candidate, this may include Liberal Studies courses.
Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts, or Master of Science in a field represented within the Commercial Music and Audio Production program and teaching experience (applied lessons and/or classroom).
In certain cases and with approval from WCU’s Provost’s Office, extensive professional experience and creative activity can substitute for an advanced degree. Candidates must have completed at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.
DMA or PhD in a field represented within the Commercial Music and Audio Production program, university teaching experience (applied lessons and/or classroom), and evidence of a developing portfolio of scholarship.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy application materials will not be considered.
Required attachments include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a listing of three professional references with full contact information.
For more information, please contact, Jonathan Henson, Search Chair, School of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.