Commercial Music Sound Engineering Instructor

Company Name:
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
START DATE: August 2014
SALARY RANGE: $34,500/Bachelors; $36,500/ Masters; 9 Month/ Faculty Appointment/Excellent Benefits Package/Paid Sick Leave/Retirement. Additional pay available for overloads and summer. Normal load is 15 credit hours per semester; hours may include evening and online classes.
Duties and Responsibilities: Include teaching courses in Sound Engineering, Digital Audio Production, Live Sound, MIDI, Acoustics, Electronics and in the candidates area of specialization. This position reports to the Chair of Commercial Music.
Requires: Master's degree (DMA, MFA or other terminal degree preferred) in Sound Design, Audio Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Audio/Music Production, Music Composition, Acoustics, Film or a related field is preferred. Candidates not meeting the minimum credentialing requirements must submit a portfolio/demo reel outlining professional experience along with application materials. Three to five years of professional experience is required for this position along with the ability to communicate to a diverse student population.
Experience with multi-format analog and digital consoles is required. Expert knowledge of Avids Pro Tools, Apple Logic, Propellerheads Reason, Native Instruments and Apple products is required with advanced certification desirable. Candidates must have extensive live and studio production experience working with consoles similar to the Soundcraft SI 1, Toft ATB 24, Yamaha 02R and others. Advanced proficiency in video editing, lighting and multimedia production is desirable. Proficiency on an instrument including guitar or percussion enhances the candidates qualifications. Candidate may teach other courses in the Commercial Music program according to area of specialization and departmental need. Candidates with theatrical lighting and sound design experience and audio electronics repair are particularly encouraged to apply.
Ability to deal with students, faculty, and staff members in professional manner. Must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others. Ability to clearly communicate. Must comply with established College rules and procedures. This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorized the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Must receive and maintain security clearance for the prison system.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter, application, resume, names and telephone numbers of three professional references and copies of transcripts to the Human Resources Office (originals required if hired), P.O. Box 310; Port Arthur, TX 77641. (Photo copies of transcripts will be accepted for the initial application process.) For an employment application and/or information, call (409) 984-6259. Application forms may also be downloaded from the Lamar State College - Port Arthur web site at http://www.lamarpa.edu.
CLOSING DATE: Review of qualified candidates will begin immediately. Open until filled. Packages may be sent to Dr. Ben Stafford,
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, requires that we employ only U. S. Citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment. Lamar State College - Port Arthur is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive equal consideration in the selection process. We encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with physical disabilities.
Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a two-year state supported institution, is a member of The Texas State University System. Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman and sophomore level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1000 and 1800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.
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