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Assistant Teaching Professor of Music (Music Media Production)

Ball State University

Last Updated: 8/06/22

Job Description

School of Music

Assistant Teaching Professor of Music (Music Media Production)

Ball State University

The School of Music invites nominations and applications for a one-year, non-tenure track faculty position available 8/19/2022. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the Music Media Production Department. Course topics reach from live sound, mixing/mastering, acoustics, to digital audio and immersive formats.

Faculty members are also expected to function as collaborative, innovative, inclusive and adaptive members of the College of Fine Arts community, both within and beyond one’s home unit. All College of Fine Arts faculty are expected to be quality teachers, productive in creative and/or scholarly work, engaged in public service activities, and contributors to the Ball State and Muncie communities and beyond.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Teach undergraduate courses in Music Media Production; maintain a high quality-level of instruction; teach courses in digital and analog signal flow as pertinent to audio production and live sound; teach undergraduate acoustics; teach mixing and mastering; depending on qualifications, DSP/immersive audio courses may be assigned.

Pursue scholarly and/or creative endeavors appropriate to music technology; maintain a national profile in music technology; provide consulting and technical expertise to events of the School of Music or the College of Fine Arts as needed.

Service in the School of Music, the College of Fine Arts, Ball State University and the community (committee work, performance, and recruitment), as well as service to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A completed master’s degree in Audio Engineering or a related field,
  • Experience in live sound
  • Experience in mixing, mastering, and production
  • Teaching experience at the university level.
  • Proficiency in Pro-Tools and digital and analog signal flow

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree and one of the following:
    • A producer or songwriter with significant experience and recording releases/publications.
    • A live sound or installation professional with significant experience.
    • A recording engineer with significant professional experience in the music production industry and credits for published recordings.
    • A music business professional with significant experience working in A&R (artists and repertoire), publishing, artist management, or event management.
    • Significant teaching experience in music production, songwriting, recording, audio engineering, and/or music business.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Audio Engineering/DSP
  • High proficiency in development of audio applications in MATLAB, including the DSP toolbox
  • High level proficiency in immersive audio formats, psycho acoustics
  • Significant experience in recording of commercial groups and classical large ensembles
  • Significant experience in live sound production, including FOH and monitor
  • Experience with Ableton Live

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31998 . Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter of application (maximum length two pages), portfolio, and Inclusive excellence statement addressed to search committee chair Christoph Thompson. Under “Portfolio” please provide a document containing a link to an online accessible creative portfolio. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 07/20/2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
  • We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
  • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...