Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Technology

The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Technology.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Hiring Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Appointment: Start date is July 1, 2022

Job Summary

The University seeks an individual who can teach courses in sound recording, sound manipulation, MIDI systems, and live production. We seek a candidate who has a record of encouraging students to experiment and generate work in various styles and media, in addition to traditional live- and recorded-sound work experience with solutions like MAX or Pure Data. Experience with Arduino is required.


The successful candidate will hold an earned master’s degree in music, digital media, or a related field. A terminal degree (MFA, Ph.D., DMA) is preferred.

The individual will also have:

  • Two years of college-level experience teaching audio or sound design courses.
  • Experience teaching computer music/sound.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard software, languages (Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, MAX, etc.)
  • Knowledge of traditional sound design principles and theory, contemporary issues, and emerging platforms in sonic communication.
  • Knowledge of music, audio, and sound design history.
  • Evidence of strong professional practice in audio such as recording music, sound design for film, building digital instruments, etc.
  • Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage a classroom, and evaluate student success.
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and 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.

Johnson educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations. Johnson University is associated with the churches of the Stone-Campbell Restoration movement and operates campuses in Tennessee, in Florida, and online. Faculty teach within the context of our Mission Statement and Values and Statement of Faith.


Please direct all inquiries and submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work, and references to:

School of Communication and Creative Arts
Johnson University
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998-0001

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.