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Florida State University, Tallahassee: Teaching Faculty- Commercial Music Production, Recording, and Engineering

17 Nov 2023 4:07 PM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

The College of Music at Florida State University invites applications for the position of Teaching Faculty I in Commercial Music with a focus on Recording, Production, and Engineering; a specialized (non-tenure track) position responsible for teaching and related activities. 


Job Title: Teaching Faculty I in Commercial Music Recording, Production, & Engineering - 9 Month Salaried (College of Music) 

Job ID: 56073 

Location: Tallahassee, FL 

FT / PT: Full-Time 

Regular / Temporary: Regular 


Teaches undergraduate and graduate-level coursework in the successful candidate's area of expertise within the College of Music's Commercial Music and Music Industry degree programs. 

Supervises student practical and internships. 

Actively engages in curriculum development, recruitment, and overall expansion of this growing program. 

Participates in activities related to the academic mission of the University, including service on committees and student advising. 

Participates in professional service appropriate to rank. 


A graduate degree in a related field is required at the time of appointment. Experience is substitutable for education as appropriate. 

The successful candidate will: 

·       demonstrate experience in teaching and/or mentoring in a university or professional environment

·       have experience in the music industry including recording, live sound, and production

·       demonstrate proficiency in Pro Tools and other industry-aligned DAW programs related to music production and recording

An undergraduate degree in music is preferred. 

Other Information:

Appointment will begin August 6, 2024. 

The College of Music at Florida State University: is the largest such college in the Southeast and the third largest university-based music program in the nation. The University is situated in Tallahassee, Florida's beautiful, wooded capital city with an area population over 375,000. Located in the Big Bend area of northern Florida, Tallahassee enjoys a mild change of season and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. With over 90 faculty and 40 support staff, the College offers a range of degrees in music, baccalaureate through the doctorate. We are home to approximately 700 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, who represent nearly every state in the nation and 20 foreign countries. 

Contact Information:

For technical assistance applying to this position, please contact Jeremy Cope at jbc22f@fsu.edu 

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair as follows: 

Rodney Jordan, Professor of Jazz Studies
Jazz & Commercial Music Area Coordinator

University Information:

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news! 

Learn more about our university and campuses. 

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How to Apply:

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. 

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. 

Please combine each item below into a single PDF and attach to the additional documents section of the online application: 

·       one to two-page cover letter detailing qualifications for this position

·       Statement on Teaching Philosophy (no more than three pages)

·       up-to-date CV

·       names & contact information for three professional references (phone & email)

Please be prepared to obtain and provide three professional letters of recommendation upon request. Finalists will be asked to submit a 20-minute video of teaching or an academic presentation. 


This is a 9 month Faculty position. Salary competitive. 

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 10th, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials prior to that date. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed HERE

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