Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Audio Production

Position Information
Department: Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications (CHSOC)

Reports to: Chairperson, Department of Media, Journalism and Film

Basic Functions: Teach courses in audio/radio/sound production, conduct academic research and/or creative productions, serve on committees as assigned, and provide service to the national and/or international communications community.

Supervisory Accountability: Faculty member must be able to work collaboratively across the disciplines of journalism, television, film, and shall be accountable to the B.A. in Audio Production Sequence Coordinator, Department Chairperson and CHSOC Dean.

Nature and Scope: The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate, senior and/or graduate courses in audio/sound production. This candidate also will undertake creative productions in audio and/or academic research. Additional responsibilities may include academic advising, student mentoring and university/community service.

Principal Accountabilities: The faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor rank shall be evaluated annually in four (4) key areas—Creative Production and/or Scholarly Research, Teaching, Professional Development and Service.

Description of Position: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in audio. This full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor begins August 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an audio-related field
A record of creative, professional, and research accomplishments in audio/radio/sound production
A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in audio/radio/sound production
Focus on working within a production culture
Commitment to furthering the goals of a diverse, interdisciplinary academic department
Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates with:

An M.F.A, M.A. or Ph.D. in an audio related field.
Advanced experience teaching audio/radio production at the college-level
Experience in the areas of music recording and recording studio management, and familiarity with a broad range of audio software and hardware platforms.
Research specialization in audio production with emphasis on diversity and inclusion;
A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years professional experience in directing, producing, engineering audio along with the demonstrated ability to teach courses in audio.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (including email addresses)
Portfolio via URL link
Names of three (3) academic and/or professional references to be contacted prior to interview.
Please submit these materials electronically to:

Dr. Montré Aza Missouri

Search Committee Chair

Department of Media, Journalism, and Film

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To insure full consideration, please submit application materials by February 28, 2019.

The Department of Media, Journalism and Film, in Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications, provides a professional and supportive scholarly environment informed by the African American experience in which students learn to become exemplary practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs who serve the profession and society. The department strives to graduate students empowered with the skills and tools necessary to understand and address social, political, economic and cultural injustices, particularly involving African Americans and other people of color.

For more information about the Cathy Hughes School of Communications and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, please visit our website:

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.