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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Audio Arts in Oneonta, New York

The Department of Music at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Audio Arts beginning Fall 2020. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research/creative activity, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Audio Arts minor provides a framework that encourages students to creatively apply technical knowledge in sound production. The program emphasizes original creative works, current and historical production methods, and applied problem solving. Instruction methods encourage collaboration with diverse populations locally, nationally, and internationally.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The Department of Music at SUNY Oneonta, offering BA Music and BA Music Industry degrees, is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and has long been recognized for its Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry degree program. Identified as one of the Top Ten Music Business programs in the US by Billboard Magazine (2019) the program features outstanding faculty, recording facilities, and internships. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: teaching courses in the audio arts minor; involvement with the curriculum and administration of the music program generally, and audio arts program specifically; working with studio assistants and the instructional support technician supporting the department. Other duties may include teaching music electives or courses that address other curricular needs, discipline-based scholarly/creative activity, student mentoring and advising, service to the College and community.

Required Qualifications:
• terminal degree at time of first renewal notification in audio, sound design, media scoring, or closely related field;
• two or more years of relevant professional experience in audio production (e.g., studio recording contexts);
• extensive experience with Pro Tools and recording equipment (including mixers, microphones, etc.);
• proficiency in other leading DAWs, such as Ableton Live, Logic, and Reaper;
• two or more years of successful experience teaching audio production and/or music technology at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level.

• creative or professional experience in audio for video post-production (including media scoring - film, broadcast, podcast, video, video games, virtual reality, multimedia);
• creative or professional experience with beat production software and hardware and/or object-oriented programming environments;
• creative or professional experience with analog recording;
• international experience in audio production, songwriting, or media production;
• background in music performance and knowledge of a wide range of contemporary music styles/genres;
• teaching and/or scholarly/creative experience related to gender and women’s studies, the African or Latino Diasporas, or Indigenous Studies;
• operational competence in at least one foreign language;
• experience in developing academic-scholarly cooperation programs involving colleges and universities abroad;
• experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest; curriculum vitae including publications, links to samples of professional audio and video productions, scoring, performances, or other pertinent professional work;45 and copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment). The letter of interest should highlight training, professional work in audio and music products, both nationally and internationally, and description of previous teaching experience. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.