University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Teaching Assistant Professor in Hip Hop / Audio Production

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill offers a BM and BA in Music Performance and an MA and Ph.D. in Musicology for undergraduate and graduate students. Our mission is to educate performance and musicology majors and to provide general music courses for non-major students. We serve the public by presenting performances by students, faculty, and guest artists. We offer over one hundred concerts and recitals each year. We have a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium which includes recording (audio and video) as well as an improved lighting and sound system. We have a total of 60 full- and part-time faculty who teach approximately 2500 students during the academic year and another 200 during Summer School. Through our teaching, research, and creativity we share music’s multiplicity of forms and meanings, connecting the study of music to the larger understanding of societies, and affirming music’s importance as an expression of humanity.

Position Summary
The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking candidates for a Teaching Assistant Professor position with teaching and professional experience in the areas of hip hop and audio production. This is a 9-month position over a 3-year term with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities begin on July 1, 2022. With a 3+3 teaching load, the selected candidate will be expected to teach courses ranging from Music Production I and II to Beat Making Lab, Rap Lab, Introduction to Music Technology, and/or Digital Media and Live Performance. Candidates should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse and under-served backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to working toward equity and inclusion in the classroom.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates must be able to demonstrate expertise in the areas of hip hop and audio production both in professional and academic settings. Significant teaching experience with references and/or evaluations is preferred, as is robust professional/research activity and peer recognition in the field. Work samples should demonstrate a wide knowledge and mastery of current techniques and practices in hip hop and audio production. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse and under-served backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to working toward equity and inclusion in the classroom.

Special Instructions
Applicants should submit the following documents with their initial application: 1. a 1-2 page letter of application; 2. a teaching statement highlighting the candidate’s teaching and mentoring philosophies; 3. a curriculum vitae with contact information for 3-4 references; 4. a Word doc or pdf with descriptions and internet links to 3 work samples demonstrating candidate’s abilities in the areas of hip hop and audio production. Work samples can be in a variety of formats and mediums, including, but not limited to: audio recordings or videos of produced tracks or live performances, documented/notated music or lyrics, examples of DAW sessions or other customized music technology applications, etc. Note: Four letters of recommendation will be requested only from shortlisted applicants at a later date. The application materials should reflect the candidate’s commitment to the Department’s goal of establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment.

Please apply online https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/213311

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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