Jazz Studies and Music Technology, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer
Special Instructions to Applicants
-Teaching Philosophy (1 page or less, please)
-Transcript for Highest Degree Earned
-Contact Information for three References
-PDF with Hyperlinks (URL) to sound file(s) that would be indicative of your production/mixing/editing skill in the studio.
-PDF with Hyperlinks (URL) to sound or video file(s) that would represent your performance ability and experience.
-PDF with Hyperlinks (URL) to video file(s) that would represent an example of your group or applied teaching or ensemble rehearsing.
The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work , and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective. The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website http://www.uco.edu/cfad.Position Overview
Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students. Lecturer faculty perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job Functions
Teach an Applied Jazz Instrument in individual and/or group settings as needed.
Teach Jazz and Commercial Music Arranging and Composition.
Teach Jazz Improvisation in individual applied and/or a group setting as needed.
Teach Music Technology-related course work, including Recording Studio Production Techniques.
Direct a large jazz ensemble and/or jazz combo as needed.
Perform with Faculty Ensembles as needed.
Pursue Scholarly and Creative Activities as desired.
Service to the Jazz Division would include upkeep and maintenance of software, hardware and technology-related equipment in the Jazz Lab Recording Studios.Qualifications/Experience Required
An earned master's degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.Qualifications/Experience PreferredThe successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:Ability to direct large jazz ensembles and jazz combos.Ability to teach Music Technology-related course work including AudioRecording Principals/Microphones/Signal Flow/etc.Ability to teach Jazz and Commercial Music Arranging and Composition.
Ability to teach and perform Jazz Guitar at a professional level.
A doctorate or terminal degree in a related music field.
College teaching experience.
Finale Music Notation Software.
Pro Tools certification or demonstrated experience with Pro Tools DAW Software for MIDI and Audio Recording Production.
Ability to supervise formal academic research papers.
Ability to supervise all aspects of tracking, editing, and mixing capstone CD-Album projects.Physical Demands
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.