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Assistant Professor of Sound - University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

06 Dec 2022 12:46 PM | Armen Shaomian (Administrator)

Job Summary 

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sound in the Media Entertainment and Arts program housed in the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media & Communication to begin fall 2023.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the MEA program, have a vibrant research/creative work agenda, and serve as an academic adviser as well as perform other school or university service as needed. Opportunity exists to work with the Student Media Center as well as a variety of other student groups across the school. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in the sound and recording fields, including intro to audio, studio recording, MIDI and digital synthesis, and other offerings. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, as well as service to the school, university, and wider community. Specific areas of proficiency include audio mixing and mastering, sound for video and film; basic music theory as well as in MIDI, virtual instruments, and synthesizers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Teach undergraduate courses in the sound program
  2. Build and maintain an active, nationally recognized research and/or creative project agenda
  3. Engage in student recruitment and advisement
  4. Contribute to the mission of the school, college, university, and wider community through campus and professional service
  5. Seek external and campus funding when needed and appropriate
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

Terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) from an accredited college or university in communication, multimedia, or related field with a specialization in sound engineering or production, which must be completed by the time of appointment (August, 2023). Evidence of effective teaching at a university in a multimedia, sound or entertainment program. Candidate must be highly proficient with Pro Tools, as well as audio signal flow for studio production and live sound. Evidence of a line of creative work or research that would lead to peer-reviewed scholarship, funded research, or juried creative activities. The ability to work with diverse groups/populations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • High-level skills are needed in the use of the software applications Adobe Creative Cloud and Pro Tools.
  • Knowledge is necessary in live sound production in a variety of different environments.
  • Knowledge of a variety of streaming applications is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications  

Prior experience teaching or working in a sound-related program. At least three years of professional experience. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with fellow faculty members to advance the program. The ability to teach courses across the curriculum in new media and technologies. Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstration of familiarity with industry tools and software. Experience working on hands-on experiential projects that engage students in community.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

TO APPLY: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3066&site=1 

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