The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; and social sciences that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world.
The Music Program in the Department of the Arts welcomes applications for a Professor of Practice in Music Technology position for a four-year contract to begin in the Fall of 2021. The Music Program currently offers both a major and a minor in Music Technology and the only degrees of this kind in the region. The Program is looking to hire a dedicated and collaborative person to grow the Music Technology unit. The ideal candidate possesses a Master's Degree in Music Technology and professional experience in studios with DAW's (Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, etc.). The candidate will also have experience with various digital formats (Dante, MADI, etc.) and a track record of interdisciplinary work in the field of musical arts, including work with MaxMSP/Pure Data or some form of programming experience. Further, applicants demonstrating experience in video production (Final Cut Pro X) and the integration of media in the audio workflow will be at an advantage. Finally, applicants should demonstrate significant work, teaching and service experience in a liberal arts academic environment.
The professor of music technology will:
- Teach three courses per semester.
- Manage recording, editing and archiving of all Music Program concerts (as organized by the Concert Series Committee)
- Create and oversee experiential co-curricular learning opportunities for music technology majors.
- Serve on the Concert Series Committee (and various other committees).
- Manage recording and mastering studios and ensure that facilities operate at the standards of the Music Technology Institute.
- Update inventory, manage equipment and direct equipment acquisition in coordination with the Department of the Arts Technical Manager and full-time faculty in the Music Programs.
- Draft regular strategic planning vision for Music Technology in coordination with the Director of the Music Programs.
- Manage and mentor music technology majors, especially those completing graduation projects.
- Advise music technology majors.
- Manage the hiring and evaluation of adjunct faculty in the Music Technology area.
- Create and update curricular standards in the fast-paced and changing field of music technology.
- Recruit new students to the music technology major and help grow the program both within Egypt and internationally.
Priority will be given to applications received by January 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin after that date.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
(a) an updated CV; (b) letter of interest or cover letter for the position that details relevant experience; (c) statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate has taught or developed; (d) an example of creative work; (e) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (f) three letters of reference/recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's background as well as the names and contact information for those three references.