Adjunct Instructor of Music Technology

The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University seeks a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Music Technology. Applicants should send their resume/CV, cover letter, and references to , dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Hiring Salary Range: $1,800 to $2,250 per course, depending on experience
Appointment: Beginning January 2023

Job Summary:

We are seeking an individual who can teach courses in sound recording, mixing, mastering, and sound for video. This position should encourage students to experiment and generate work in a range of styles and media.


  • Master’s degree in music or digital media
  • Experience teaching audio production
  • Knowledge of industry-standard software (Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, etc.)
  • Knowledge of traditional audio recording principles and theory, as well as contemporary issues and emerging platforms in sonic communication
  • Knowledge of music, audio, and sound design history
  • Evidence of a strong professional practice in audio such as recording music, sound design for film, etc.
  • Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage classroom administrative tasks, and communicate effectively with the campus community
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues
  • All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith and community covenant.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two semesters of college-level experience teaching audio or sound design courses
  • A terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D., D.M.A.) in music, digital media, or related field

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.