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William Paterson University is accepting application for the full-time, non-tenure track position of Director of Sound Engineering Arts (SEA

02 Mar 2023 3:12 PM | Vice President MEIEA (Administrator)
William Paterson University is accepting application for the full-time, non-tenure track position of Director of Sound Engineering Arts (SEA) within the Music Department in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences starting August 15, 2023.

Reporting to the Music Department Chairperson, this position supports the Bachelor of Music program in Sound Engineering Arts (SEA) as well as the minor in Digital Music Creation and Arranging.

In collaboration with the department chairperson, the successful candidate will direct the SEA program as well as coordinate internships for SEA majors and teach classes in the program. This position supports the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body in the program.

The position is renewable annually based on satisfactory job performance in the first five years, with opportunities for promotion as well as subsequent longer-term contracts available based on performance and department need.

For more information visit https://www.wpunj.edu/coac/departments/music/

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaches courses, both in-person and online, in sound engineering, music technology, digital music creation, and other areas as needed and as appropriate to the position.
  • Oversees the SEA curriculum.
  • Supervises and hires student workers.
  • Schedules and oversees recording sessions and classes in the recording studio. Maintains audio production facilities and equipment in the studios.
  • Recruits, supports, and mentors students in the SEA program.
  • Supports student recruitment, enrollment and retention within the program as well as assessment of the program and learning outcomes.
  • Coordinates and oversees the internship program for SEA students.
  • Participates in activities designed to enhance instructional processes and/or programs and services within ones area of expertise
  • Serves on appropriate student committees as pertains to their learning and development.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field through professional development and other opportunities.
  • Supports performances of the Music Department.
  • Perform other teaching or administrative duties as assigned, based on departmental and programmatic needs as well some administrative tasks in the summer as may be required for maintenance of the program, per departmental need.
Required qualifications:
  • Master of Music, Master of the Arts or Master of Science in audio engineering, music technology, sound arts, sound design, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent professional experience.
  • Professional experience related to the functions of the position.
  • Proficiency using analog and digital audio hardware and software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the current professional music recording industry.
  • Knowledge of current and past professional audio recording techniques.
  • Ability to diagnose hardware and software problems in a recording studio setting.
  • Ability to work in an online environment or willing to learn.
Additional, preferred qualifications:
  • Past and continued experience as an audio professional.
  • Relationship to or ability to create relationships among the professional audio industry with the ability to develop and maintain internship opportunities, attract guest speakers, and aid in career opportunities for students.
  • Administrative, curriculum development, and teaching experience in higher education.
  • Professional experience as a performing musician, music producer, or songwriter.
Personal attributes and traits:
  • Ability to advocate for others and recognize and expand their talents and potential.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Evidence of problem-solving and modeling facing challenges with a calm and rational demeanor.
  • Capable of effectively communicating in both oral and written format with a diverse group that may have competing interests, values, needs, and wants.
  • Dedicated to teaching excellence and achieving positive outcomes.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
To apply, visit https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1568&job=director-sound-engineering-arts-nttp-11-10-mo

William Paterson University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, civil union status, familial status, religion, national origin or citizenship, military service status, or any other category protected by law. William Paterson University does not discriminate on the basis of any category stated above or as prohibited by applicable law. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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