Recording Engineer #001392

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Recording Engineer

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Recording Engineer #001392


School of Music

Position Summary:

This is a time-limited, full-time, one-year appointment.

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

The Recording Engineer will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the audio recording/production and music technology learning spaces that are part of the WCU School of Music. The Recording Engineer will also be expected to teach specific School of Music courses and serve as the instructor of record for upper-level practicum and independent study offerings in the Commercial Music and Audio Production (CMAP) program. The CMAP Recording Studio is housed in the WCU Center for Applied Technology, which serves both the School of Music and Department of Communications broadcasting programs. Some areas of studio functionality are maintained jointly by both programs, so duties may include oversight of the facility networking systems, data backup and retrieval, and maintenance of the facility routing system. Specific CMAP faculty-related responsibilities include teaching classes in recording arts, facilitating student and faculty recording sessions, and may also include undergraduate studio instruction in the candidate’s individual area of commercial music performance. Alternate teaching may be assigned by the Director of the School of Music in areas that are commensurate with the abilities and interests of the successful candidate and the needs of the School. Non-instructional, faculty-related duties include advising students, recruiting for the program, and serving on faculty committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

A masters degree is required. Demonstrated professional audio engineering expertise, a record of accomplishment in the music recording industry, and a successful record of college teaching are all necessary qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will hold a terminal degree in music or demonstrate a record of commensurate professional experience; commercial studio experience; and/or substantial video editing and media post-production experience. Preference will also be given to candidates with a successful record of teaching in an applied commercial performance area or who are able to present a portfolio of work in curriculum development in the relevant subject areas.

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Time-Limited Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited, full-time, one-year appointment.

Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted. Please attach a cover letter, a vita highlighting education, work experience, and professional activities, at least three (3) professional references with complete contact information, and an unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned.

For questions or additional information, please contact the School of Music via email at [email protected] or phone (828) 227-7242.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time