Assistant or Associate Professor of Recording Arts

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University of Colorado - College of Arts and Media

Assistant or Associate Professor of Recording Arts


Full-time, Assistant or Associate Professor, Recording Arts
Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies


The Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department (MEIS) in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) seeks a full-time Associate or Assistant Professor in Recording Arts. The candidate for this position will be able to teach one or any of the following topics in recording arts: Audio for Video Games, Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Surround Sound, Audio Post-production, Live Sound, Music Production, Music Synthesis, and Digital Audio. The candidate must possess the ability to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. The position will begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of five courses per academic year (anticipated to be 3/2), with Research/Creative work and Service components. This position is a 40/40/20 split between research, teaching and service. To achieve tenure, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active national or international record of exhibition and professional accomplishments.

About MEIS

The Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver is ranked as one of the top music business programs in the country by Billboard, the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) lives up to its name with state-of-the-art recording studios, private teaching studios and cutting-edge technology. This department is designed to prepare students for a variety of alternative careers in the arts and entertainment industries through its intense focus on commercial music styles.

Our students have access to:

  • Five state-of-the-art recording studios
  • 16-station piano lab the most up to date applications
  • 12 student practice suites
  • King Academic & Performing Arts Center - 500-seat concert hall, 200-seat recital hall and multiple production studios

MEIS offers a Bachelor of Science in Music with four emphasis areas: Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business and Recording Arts. In addition we offer a Master of Science in Recording Arts or one with an emphasis in Media Forensics.

The University of Colorado Denver and the College of Arts and Media

The University of Colorado Denver is comprised of the Downtown Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research.

The Denver Campus is located downtown, next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, and city and state government oces. The Denver Campus alone has an enrollment of over 15,000 learners, and has a highly diverse student population.

The College of Arts & Media, located on the Downtown Denver campus, offers undergraduate degrees in Music in the following areas: Recording Arts, Music Business, Performance and Singer/Songwriting. It also offers M.S. degrees in Music in two areas, Recording Arts, and the rapidly growing field of Audio Forensics. The College of Arts and Media also offers undergraduate degrees in Film and Television, Photography, Digital Design and Digital Animation.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Audio Production or related field
  • Successful professional experience in the field of Audio
  • Knowledge of digital methods of instruction, particularly Pro Tools
  • Ability to teach and work with a diverse student body
  • Ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity, that treats faculty, staff and learners fairly and that enables creativity and innovation
  • Two years of teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Audio for Video Games
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Record of scholarly or creative work
  • Capacity to develop educational/research/creative activities at a Research 1 institution in an urban environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services: The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected] The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of 3 References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11565 When applying, applicants must include: 1. A letter of application which specically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualications 2. A current Resume/CV 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document. Please note that we will always notify candidates prior to contacting any references. First review of applications will begin in early January 2018.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30121 - CAM-Music & Entertain Inds Stu

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 24, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sam McGuire

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00350734





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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