Lecturer - Music Technology / Audio Engineering

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working TitleLecturer - Music Technology / Audio EngineeringPosting Number2019021FP Position Information

Classification TitleLecturerClassification Code8209RCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99380CUPA Code50.09 - MusicFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary Information

The minimum salary for this position is $51,169.

Anticipated Start Date09/16/2019Term of Appointment100% Academic YearLocationCheney, WACountySpokaneProject Description

N/A

Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with AccessBekah BrayResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

Note: this recruitment will close to further applications on 8/16/2019, midnight Pacific time.

The College of Arts, Letters, and Education invites applications for a full time one-year Lecturer position in the Department of Music to begin mid-September 2019.

This position will serve as a Lecturer in Music Technology and Audio Engineering to support a new multi-disciplinary degree: BA in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The Department of Music offers NASM accredited programs and prepares students for professional careers and graduate studies. The faculty have a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality in teaching and advising, as well as consistent scholarly and artistic output.

The responsibilities for this position including teaching (80% of workload, or 36 credits), plus 20% release time (9 credits equivalent) to perform administrative duties for the Department of Music. The position requires expertise in audio engineering, including sound reinforcement for concerts with live audio needs, and audio recording of concerts.

Position will teach courses in multi-track recording, mastering, 3D audio, sound editing and mixing with Pro Tools software and other courses as needed. Note: The department reserves the right to change the courses based on departmental needs and student enrollment. Teaching assignments may include evening classes.

Faculty responsibilities may include developing curriculum leading to creation of certificate programs in Audio Engineering and/or other non-performance professional fields; and supervising student internships focused on audio engineering studies and activities. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Administrative duties include:

—Evaluating special requests from faculty, visiting artists, and students and determine most appropriate solutions to meet the requests.
—Coordinate student staffing for concerts and events in the recital hall.
—Record keeping for student concert attendance requirements for MUSC 110.
—Record keeping for the portion of the department’s budget allocated to technology and equipment related to audio engineering and recording, and the recital hall facility and its maintenance.
—Supervising non-intern student employees, hourly employees, plus graduate student assistants.
—Assist in the upgrade and maintenance of recording and editing technology in the music building
—Assist with the design of a new Music & Media Lab.

Candidates are also expected to be active scholars and/or music artists and to provide service to the Department, College, University and community.

Screening of applications will begin August 12th; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after that date and until further notice. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2019.

The person hired for this position will receive a one-year contract for academic year 2019-2020.

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis, which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

Physical Demands

None

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment

N/A

Required Qualifications
  • Masters in Music Technology, or closely related graduate degree in Audio Engineering
    • Candidates may be considered who offer a Bachelor’s in a relevant discipline plus significant professional experience performing related duties
  • Requires expertise in audio engineering, including sound reinforcement for concerts, audio recording of concerts as demonstrated by a record of coursework, teaching experience, publications, and/or relevant professional experience
  • Two or more years’ experience using specialized Pro Tools software (or equivalent) for editing of audio files with multitrack recording
  • Supervising/teaching students engaged in audio engineering, stage management and/or related activities
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one of more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Certification in Pro Tools software
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
Work Schedule TypeOtherWork Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities. Teaching assignments may include evening classes.

Posting Date07/24/2019Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing Date08/16/2019Screening to Begin08/12/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Note: this recruitment will close to further applications on 8/16/2019, midnight Pacific time.

Screening of applications will begin August 12th; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after that date and until further notice.

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on August 12, 2019. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet each of the qualifications, including a description of your professional performance activity
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Recruiting Philosophy – attach to the link labeled “Other Document #1”
  • Evidence of directing a large ensemble – attach to the link labeled “Other Document #2”
  • Provide at least three diverse video and/or audio samples of unedited recordings demonstrating your work. These may be submitted by posting your samples to a Dropbox account and/or by providing a website address where your samples may be listened to/viewed. Please advise in your cover letter where we can access your samples (i.e., Dropbox and/or website).
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, titles, organization names, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.

Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.

Job Duties

% of Time100Responsibility / Duty

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits (or equivalent) per academic year.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize, and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations, and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

The responsibilities for this position including teaching (80% of workload, or 36 credits), plus 20% release time (9 credits equivalent) to perform administrative duties for the Department of Music. The position requires expertise in audio engineering, including sound reinforcement for concerts with live audio needs, and audio recording of concerts.

Position will teach courses in multi-track recording, mastering, 3D audio, sound editing and mixing with Pro Tools software and other courses as needed. Note: The department reserves the right to change the courses based on departmental needs and student enrollment. Teaching assignments may include evening classes.

Faculty responsibilities may include developing curriculum leading to creation of certificate programs in Audio Engineering and/or other non-performance professional fields; and supervising student internships focused on audio engineering studies and activities.

Administrative duties include:

—Evaluating special requests from faculty, visiting artists, and students and determine most appropriate solutions to meet the requests.
—Coordinate student staffing for concerts and events in the recital hall.
—Record keeping for student concert attendance requirements for MUSC 110.
—Record keeping for the portion of the department’s budget allocated to technology and equipment related to audio engineering and recording, and the recital hall facility and its maintenance.
—Supervising non-intern student employees, hourly employees, plus graduate student assistants.
—Assist in the upgrade and maintenance of recording and editing technology in the music building
—Assist with the design of a new Music & Media Lab.

Candidates are expected to be active scholars and/or music artists and to provide service to the Department, College, University and community. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Philosophy
    4. Other Document #1
    5. Other Document #2
    6. Diversity Response
    7. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
    1. DD214 Form

     

     

     

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