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Minnesota State Mankato: Music Industry / Audio Production (Tenure-Track)

17 Nov 2023 1:06 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Job Description:
This position focuses on the audio production and creative aspects of the Music Industry program. Primary responsibilities include teaching foundations of audio.


Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Humanities & Social Sciences, College of
Unit: Communication and Media209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary 
Work Shift: 
Work Schedule/Hours/Days: 

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and will continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION: Tenure Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum: 
Salary Maximum: 
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
This position focuses on the audio production and creative aspects of the Music Industry program. Primary responsibilities include teaching foundations of audio.

  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
  • This position will advise undergraduate majors.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Music industry.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (conferred on an official transcript by August 14, 2024).
  • Four (4) years of documented professional experience in commercial audio production settings within the music industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Terminal degree (conferred on an official transcript by August 14, 2024).
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Documented successful college or professional teaching experience.
  • Documented professional experience in business aspects of the music industry.
  • Documented evidence of music technology skills in music production and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW).
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
  • Creative or scholarly interests that will advance the mission and goals of the Communication and Media Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Department of Communication and Media offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the area of communication studies, public relations, mass communication, health communication, and music industry. We offer courses on the Mankato campus and online. The Department offers an interdisciplinary approach to human communication, digital media, civic engagement, technology, and creative entertainment. 

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes: Enhancing access and student success. Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs. Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions.
The full Equity 2030 plan is linke here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name-Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelors through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesotas the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: 
https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/ APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/ A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankatos goals?
  • Electronic submission of work samples (Optional)

Dr. Michael Olson
Communication and Media
Phone: 507-382-1523
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

1900 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37212
office@meiea.org | 615-460-6946

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The Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

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