From: Sandy Ferrell-Neal
Subject: ICMA – International Computer Music Association
ANTICIPATED TEACHING POSITION IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Date: May 17, 2014
ANTICIPATED TEACHING POSITION IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Pending final approval of funding, the Center for Music Technology in
the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri
anticipates hiring a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer in music
technology for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a
one-year/nine-month position that may be renewed in successive years,
depending on the needs of the department and available funds.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2014
Duties to include:
1. Teaching four courses per semester in the music technology sequence
and/or other areas in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise, in
keeping with the department’s needs.
2. Assisting with the supervision and maintenance of the Center for
Music Technology’s facilities and equipment.
3. Supervising and coordinating students tasked with recording
recitals and supporting other departmental technology needs.
4. Participating in the activities of the Center for Music Technology
as a collaborator, composer, performer, audio engineer/technician, or
otherwise, within the candidate’s qualifications and interests.
Master’s degree in music technology or related fields (e.g. music
composition). Experience and interest in working in classical,
commercial/popular, and experimental genres of music. Broad experience
with audio engineering and production. Experience with live sound
reinforcement, including system design as well as operation. Evidence
of successful college/university-level teaching. Thorough command of
current versions of Pro Tools, Logic, and Finale.
Doctoral degree in music technology or related fields (e.g. music
composition). Broad experience with electroacoustic composition.
Fluency with Max, Ableton Live, and other common music production and
electroacoustic composition software applications. Experience
integrating live performance with electroacoustic music (e.g.
interactive computer music, laptop performance, live coding, live
diffusion, motion tracking, new interfaces). Experience with sound
design, audio for game, and audio for video/film a plus. Experience
with collaborating across disciplines a plus. Ability to teach courses
in other areas of departmental need a plus.
Salary and benefits:
Salary range $35,000 – 41,000, depending on qualifications. Full
benefits package. Office space, computer, and full access to the
Center for Music Technology facilities provided.
About UCM, the Department of Music, and the Center for Music Technology:
The University of Central Missouri’s main campus is located in
Warrensburg, MO, a community of approximately 19,000 residents, 50
miles east/southeast of Kansas City. Nearly 12,000 undergraduate and
graduate students are enrolled in more than 150 programs of study.
Student life is varied and vibrant, with 200 student organizations,
strong intramural and club sports, championship NCAA Division II
athletics, 22 Greek organizations, and ample residence halls. The arts
are particularly strong, with
outstanding theater and art & design departments, complementing the
Department of Music.
The Department of Music at UCM offers B.A., B.M. (emphases in
Performance, Music Technology, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz & Commercial
Music), B.M.E., and M.A. degrees (emphases in Conducting, History &
Literature, Kodaly, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and Theory &
Composition). The University is fully accredited by the National
Association of Schools of Music, the North Central Association, and
the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The
department is housed in two buildings and includes a 385-seat recital
hall. A 1300-seat concert hall is located in conjoining Hendricks
Hall. The Department of Music is the third-largest in Missouri, and
the state’s first All-Steinway School, with twenty-two full-time and
seven adjunct faculty, and approximately 280 music majors. See web
site at UCMmusic.com .
The Center for Music Technology at UCM is home to the nationally
recognized B.M. in Music Technology degree program. Comprising two
recording studios, a computer lab, an electronic composition studio,
and extensive live event technology—including a permanently-installed
8.4 Meyer Sound Labs diffusion system in the primary recital hall—the
Center’s facilities are comprehensive and able to provide support for
a wide variety of projects in music technology. UCM is designated as
Missouri’s lead institution for applied and professional technology,
providing significant administrative support for the Center for Music
Technology. The music technology degree program at UCM focuses on
audio production and live sound reinforcement, augmented with a wide
variety of opportunities for students to explore and take courses in
computer music, composition, sound design, live performance of
electroacoustic music, jazz/commercial music, and other related topics.
If you are interested in being considered for the position, please
send a cover letter and current CV via email to Eric Honour, director
of the Center for Music Technology:
While there is no deadline on submitting materials, we intend to move
forward with this hiring process as quickly as possible, assuming that
funding is approved. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials at
their earliest convenience. Please feel free to contact me if you have
Professor of Music
University of Central Missouri