Starting in the 2020/21 school year, the music department seeks a dedicated and energetic full-time instructor to provide leadership and direction for a growing program in Music Technology. In addition to teaching courses in music technology, the instructor will
be responsible for the overall vision, planning and support for the music technology curriculum.
have a broad range of experience in music technology - recording/post production and electronic composition. The Academy currently uses Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and MaxMSP.
be conversant with current trends in music technology, its interdisciplinary potential with dance, theater and poetry, and its potential in multi-media, film, augmented and virtual reality, interactive and distributive music-making.
be able to teach classes in music theory, and/or the history and appreciation of jazz, contemporary, and popular music such as EDM and Hip-Hop.
In addition to teaching daytime courses, the Director of Electronic and Emerging Music will create and lead a music technology “collective”, as a music technology analog to our evening music ensembles. In collaboration with campus IT services, the Director will work to maintain and grow our production suite and the recording technology associated with our performance hall. Duties may include occasional audio recording and live sound support for concert series productions, as well student recordings for college admissions, competitions, etc.
Experience and enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential. Spending time with students giving extra help, advising, and leading extracurricular activities is an integral part of the job. An ideal candidate will collaborate and work with a team of 45 music department members for the development of our students and to enrich the cultural and community life of the Academy.
While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members include the following:
Teaching:Faculty teach four classes or their equivalent per trimester. Classes use a student-centered Harkness pedagogy which prizes inquiry and discussion. In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend and one to three week nights of dormitory duty per month, depending on the dormitory size.
Advising:Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the Academy.
Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).
Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
Proof of authority to work in the United States, full time.
Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Clean Driving record.
Successful completion of a pre-employment physical/health screening examination that may include a drug screening.
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.