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Adjunct Instructor in Music - Commercial Music (Recording, Engineering, and Producing)

Department: Department of Music
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Adjunct Instructor in Music - Commercial Music (Recording, Engineering, and Producing). 

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:

  • Teach Recording Engineering, Mixing, Pre and Post-Production Principles and Techniques. Candidate must have the ability to teach ProTools, Logic, mixing control surfaces, and Commercial Music Business principles.
    • Courses include:
      CMU 210 Commercial Music Theory
      CMU 230 ProTools I: Fundamentals
      CMU 231 ProTools II: Production
      CMU 305 Commercial Music Business
      CMU 300/400 Commercial Music Lab
      CMU 362 Studio Producing, Mixing & Audio
      CMU 462 Advanced Digital Audio Production
      CMU 463 Music Mixing and Post Production
      CMU 391 Practicum I
      CMU 392 Practicum II
      Emphasis in: Recording Engineering and Producing Techniques

  • Provide direction and supervision for commercial student recording technology practicums as assigned.

  • Perform in Faculty and University ensembles as directed.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Music degree in Commercial Music, Music Technology, Studio Producing, Jazz Studies, or M.A. in Worship, and experience teaching college-level music and technology is required. This position also requires the ability to work in a team leadership setting and strong collaborative skills. The candidate must also have the ability to perform in a variety of music styles and venues, such as: classical music (orchestral, choral, and chamber music), popular and rock music styles, Contemporary Worship, and jazz or blues.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Commercial Music, Music Techonology, Studio Producting, Jazz Studies, or Worship Studies. Extensive credits recording and mastering in various styles and venues, as well as teaching experience at the college level and/or the commercial industry is also preferred.

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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