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Audio Production and Multitrack Recording

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Audio Production and Multitrack Recording
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks a faculty member to teach a 4 quarter hour (0.25 FTE), Fall, Winter, Spring course in introductory audio production techniques. The course is part of the Evening/Weekend Studies (EWS) program and typically consists of 4 class hours on Wednesday evening from 6-10pm. Students work independently for additional hours in the entry level Audio Studio and the Audio Mixing Benches.

The course structure is lecture/demonstration in the studio and/or the associated 5.1 production studio and instructional space. Student interns may be available for help. Proficiency testing is done by TESC staff and guidelines are shared to assure proper training and preparation.

Activities include reading and discussion of texts, lectures, signal flows and drawings. Student projects consists of soundscapes, brief multitrack recordings, and demonstrations of studio proficiencies.

Evergreen teaching includes an emphasis on collaboration, team work, and sharing in a noncompetitive setting with a focus on individual skills building and sharing of work in seminar critique settings. Class content includes communications strategies, methods for working on shared projects, music composition using modern technology, and media. Experience working with diverse and underserved students is desirable.

This is an Adjunct Faculty position and is not eligible for continuing appointment. Salary for all positions based on experience and degrees. We do not offer relocation expenses for our visiting faculty position.

Job Expectations

Most faculty will teach in full-time, team-taught, 16-credit programs connected by a particular theme or line of inquiry. Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter, though their programs may include up to 50-75 students, depending on the size of their teaching team. This arrangement allows for in-depth, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and the building of strong learning communities. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.

Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA or other Masters in music, technology, or related fields; or BA/BS plus college-level teaching experience.
• Knowledge and proficiency in analog audio mixing console technology; microphone technology and use; equalization and filters; dynamic range and compression; multitrack mixing, effects, and automation; studio and field audio recording techniques; MOTU Digital Performer audio sequencing software and Adobe Audition for mono/stereo editing; signal flow and diagramming; digital audio technologies, sampling, audio file formats; ambient and soundscape audio production.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in teaching music theory, performance, and composition for occasional additional teaching opportunities.
• Experience working with diverse and underserved populations

Application Instructions

• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of application that expresses your vision of innovative approaches to teaching in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and inquiry-based setting
• One to two page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today.
• One to two page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues. (more information is available on our website:
• A list of three professional references – names and contact information

We are NOT accepting reference letters so please DON’T complete the reference page of the application.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Full time/Part time Part Time
Salary Information Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Start Date Fall Quarter, 2017
Open Date 04/10/2017
Review Start Date Review of complete applications begins May 1, 2017. The posting may close to new application materials at any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you first learn of this position?
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Equity and Diversity Statement
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Student Evaluations
  2. Document 1
  3. Document 2
  4. Document 3
  5. Student Reference Letter(s)