Assistant Professor of Music Production

Oct 03, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Applications are sought for an Assistant Professor of Music Production at Buena Vista University, beginning August 2021. We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in all levels of music production.  A well-prepared candidate must be able to teach courses specific to Music Production such as:  Mixing and Mastering in AVID Pro Tools, Introduction to Live Sound, Introduction to AVID Sibelius, and Introduction to Film Scoring; as well as Music Theory and Music Appreciation.  The candidate will be expected to run and maintain a college lab recording studio.  The candidate’s load would include 24-credit hours of undergraduate teaching in addition to academic advising and service on university committees.

A well-qualified candidate must have graduate degrees in Music and Music Production; or a graduate degree in Music and professional experience in the commercial industry as a producer/recording engineer/live sound engineer.  The candidate must have advanced knowledge of AVID Pro Tools and AVID Sibelius, Logic Pro X, Cubase, and Steinberg Wavelab (or other mastering software.) 

The position requires strong teaching skills, engaged advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, and service to the institution. The ideal candidate will be an active musician in the commercial industry.

BVU prepares students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs. In addition, Buena Vista University offers an exceptional faculty development program and opportunities for international experiences. Review of applications will begin October 19 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Through our commitment to rural Iowa, we currently have 15 bachelor’s degree completion locations across the state, as well as online bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at

Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), and current vita with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number).

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.