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Assistant Professor of Recording Arts and Music Technology

Department of Music

College of Fine Arts & Communication



Position: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Outstanding teacher with assignments in recording techniques, music technology, and related studies. This position requires a teaching load of 9 credit hours per semester for the first 3 years. Position is contingent on final funding approval for FY 2011.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in recording and use of technology in the contexts of music, research, and culture. 
  • Serve as Pedagogical Director of the recording studio facility.
  • Curriculum development in recording and music technology.
  • Leadership in the oversight and development of the recording studio facility.
  • Other teaching or supervisory responsibilities according to the candidate’s expertise and needs of the department.
  • Scholarship and service expectation commensurate with a tenure-track position.

The Recording Studio of the Towson University Department of Music, a key component of contemporary musical practice, is a professional audio recording and production facility designed and built to support the creative work of the students and faculty of the department and college.


  • Earned doctoral degree with a central focus on the creative linking of music and technology.
  • ABD candidates will be considered if the doctorate is completed by February 2011.
  • Demonstrated or strong potential for success and dedication to teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Musician with background in recording and demonstrated success integrating contemporary technological and musical creativity.
  • Record of or strong potential for creative research/scholarship.


  • Salary competitive.
  • Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer compensation for teaching.
  • Starting date: August 2011.


  • Letter of application, including a narrative demonstrating the breadth, depth, and expertise of the applicant’s qualifications.
  •  a curriculum vita,
  • official transcript,
  • three confidential letters of recommendation mailed under separate cover,
  • one example of the applicant's work that best represents a successful integration of technology and music

 The review of dossiers will begin on November 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.


Address completed application to:

David Ballou, Recording Arts and Music Technology Search Committee Chair

Department of Music

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone: 410-704-2831 Fax: 410.704.2841

For questions e-mail: dballou@towson.edu


General Information: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 63 undergraduate majors, 44 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 822 full-time faculty who work here.


The Department of Music enrolls approximately 300 students served by 31 full-time and 50 part-time faculty. This comprehensive music program offers a variety of concentrations in Bachelors and Masters degrees. The NASM accredited program is housed in the Center for the Arts. For further information, please visit the Towson University Department of Music website at www.towson.edu/music.


Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.  The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone. 

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.






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