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Recording Industry (Audio Production), Tenure-Track Faculty | Middle Tennessee State University

16 Nov 2022 4:40 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Recording Industry (Audio Production), Tenure-Track Faculty

APPLY NOWJob Number: FAC315

Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track

Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Categories: Communications

Job Title: Recording Industry (Audio Production), Tenure-Track Faculty

Department: Recording Industry

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Recording Industry (Audio Production) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity, and service is expected. The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the following areas of audio production: studio recording, mixing, music production, sound reinforcement, sound for visual media, electro-acoustics, immersive sound, or other audio production areas. In addition, the successful candidate will conduct research or develop creative products in their areas of specialization.

Required Education

A terminal degree in Recording Industry or a related field is required. A master's degree with five (5) years or a bachelor's degree with ten (10) years of professional experience in sound engineering or audio production may be considered. One year of experience is in addition to what is required for those with a master's or bachelor's degree.

Required Experience

A minimum of one year of professional experience in sound engineering or audio production is required.

Other Desirables

Applicants with the following will receive special consideration:

  • Proven success in production and engineering of commercial recordings
  • Proficiency in more than one of the following disciplines: music production and engineering; sound for picture; interactive media; sound reinforcement; immersive audio; broadcast audio
  • Evidence of high-level professional work as an engineer or producer
  • Experience teaching college-level courses and curriculum development
  • Evidence of strong industry relationships
  • Proficiency with presentation technology and online/remote course delivery tools

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Wiliam Crabtree at Bill.Crabtree@mtsu.edu.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at https://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2022AnnualSecurityReport.pdf.

or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: 11/04/20222

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