Lecturer or Professor of the Practice in Music Technology
The Department of Music at UMBC seeks a well-qualified Lecturer or Professor of the Practice (Full-time) in Music Technology, to begin August 23, 2020. The successful applicant will have experience in commercial recording and in creative applications of music technology that could include contemporary composition, sound design, contemporary media including commercial composition. This position will be responsible for all first year courses for the music technology major (audio recording and editing), mentoring upper level required senior projects, and supervising internships. Individual must demonstrate required skills and aptitude for maintenance of music technology teaching spaces and recording studios. This position will have the opportunity to design new courses to broaden the curriculum, contributing to the growth of the major. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application.
Salary competitive. Masters required for a Lecturer, equivalent terminal degree professional experience required for Professor of the Practice; in each case with successful college or professional teaching experience or equivalent graduate-level training. Applicant should send a current CV; a detailed statement of qualifications addressing the candidate’s academic, industry, and teaching preparedness; a personal Statement on Diversity and Inclusion (see below); and current contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
For best consideration, please submit all application materials by December 5, 2019 via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/70037). Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Airi Yoshioka, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is a growing diverse and supportive community enrolling 120 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (2014), the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, new 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs. All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional and national level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music. See music.umbc.edu for more details.
UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
For Statement on Diversity and inclusion, following are possible topics to cover:
Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like UMBC.
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of UMBC.
Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).