Towson University — Assistant Professor of Music Technology

Assistant Professor of Music Technology
Department of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position and Pedagogical Director of The Recording Studio of the Towson University Department of Music with a clear scholarly agenda beginning August 2018.

Earned doctorate in music. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2018. Demonstrated success and dedication to teaching at the university level including evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Interdisciplinary experience, and evidence of success with external funding. Evidence of collaboration and team work. Record of or strong potential for creative research/scholarship. Evidence of strong pedagogical commitment to teaching and development of curriculum in music technology and related fields including the development of curriculum that addresses diversity and inclusion. Engagement through performing, recording, composing, or producing multiple styles of music including but not limited to current trends in popular music, world music, jazz, contemporary music and the traditional western canon. Experience developing music technology approaches that will be beneficial to a diverse and dynamic music student population including those studying to become music educators.

Teach major and non-major courses in the use of technology in the contexts of music, research and culture. Serve as a Pedagogical Director of the Recording Studio of the Towson University Department of Music, a professional audio recording and production facility designed and built to support the pedagogical and creative work of both the students and faculty of the department. Engage in a trajectory of significant scholarship/creative activity and service. Develop interdisciplinary initiatives and secure external funding. Additional duties, commensurate with qualifications and departmental needs.

Department of Music:
The Department of Music ( is committed to fostering a learning community that mirrors the face of the population surrounding the campus, regionally and statewide. The department enrolls a diverse student population of approximately 260 students served by 27 full-time and over 50 part-time faculty. This comprehensive music program offers a variety of concentrations in Bachelors and Master’s degrees. The NASM accredited program is housed in the Center for the Arts. The

Towson University:
Towson University (, founded in 1866, recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of completed digital dossiers begins on November 15, 2017 and continues until position is filled. A complete digital dossier includes: a) letter of application; b) a curriculum vitae; c) two contrasting examples of the applicant’s work that best represents a successful integration of technology and music. URL links to the applicant’s website and examples of work are encouraged; d) three letters of recommendation written within the past two years and sent by the recommender; e) unofficial university transcripts. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application.

Send application in the form of a digital dossier to:

For additional information please contact the search committee chairs:
Prof. David Ballou
Prof. Kalin Kirilov

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.