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Faculty Position in Commercial Music: Recording Engineering and Music Technology

Department: Department of Music
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Faculty in Commercial Music: Recording Engineering and Music Technology beginning Fall 2021Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

Responsibilities include teaching concepts related to Recording Engineering, Mixing, Pre and Post-Production principles and techniques, studio management, use of industry-standard software such as ProTools and Logic, mixing control surfaces for both studio and live sound reinforcement applications, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Livestream technologies and production, Commercial Music Theory, and Commercial Music Business. Also, provide direction and supervision for commercial student recording technology practicums and internships. Other courses and additional duties may be assigned predicated on the interests, qualifications, and experiences of the applicant as well as on the departmental needs. 

This position requires an understanding of recording strategies for live and studio contexts within a variety of music styles including classical, commercial, and worship music. The ideal candidate will have experience performing in commercial-based ensembles (rhythm section, pop-rock ensembles, jazz ensembles, or worship bands). The candidate will be expected to perform in Faculty and University ensembles as directed.

Additional responsibilities encompass service to the department, university, and community along with appropriate scholarly activities.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Commercial Music, Recording Arts, Recording Technology, Music Technology, Studio Production, or equivalent. Experience in: recording engineering and producing in studios and live venues, ProTools, Logic, Livestream technologies and production techniques, and digital audio workstation (DAW). This position requires: the ability to work in a team leadership setting; strong collaborative skills; ability to teach Recording Engineering Techniques, Producing concepts, and Commercial Music Business principles; skill in instrumental performance, preferably commercial piano, keyboard, or guitar. The ability to teach applied commercial instrumental lessons in piano, keyboard, or guitar is preferred. Ability to teach Commercial Music Theory and musicianship/aural skills courses a plus.


Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • DMA or Ph.D. in Music Technology, Sound Recording, Recording Arts or equivalent
  • Extensive studio recording and producing experience and credits
  • ProTools Certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in live sound reinforcement, live stream production.
  • Extensive commercial music performance experience
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Worship ministry experience


Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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