The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is seeking an adjunct lecturer to join the Department of Music Engineering and Technology to teach a course in Musical Acoustics. This position will serve the undergraduate program in Music and Recording Arts, the Master of Arts in Recording Arts, and the Master of Arts in Acoustics programs.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 1000 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
Completed graduate degree in physics, engineering, acoustics, audio, or a closely related discipline.
Educational or professional background in music. A specific music degree is not required, but a passion for both physics and music is expected.
Ability to teach foundational physics, wave mechanics, vibrations, and acoustics pertaining to music, sound generation and propagation, sound in space, and various musical instruments.
Intermediate/advanced understanding of musical instruments acoustics (including strings, percussion, pipes, membranes, horns, reeds/winds and the human voice).
Intermediate/advanced understanding of electroacoustic transducers and their applications in adapted and emerging musical instruments.
Minimum two years prior teaching experience in higher education.
Willingness and ability to lead in-person, hybrid or virtual instruction of up to 12 students.
Capability to teach in English.
Demonstrated experience intersecting technical understanding with creative applications.
Ongoing/previous research in physics, wave mechanics, and acoustics pertaining to music, sound generation and propagation, sound in space, and various musical instruments.
Ongoing/previous research in electroacoustic transducers and their applications in adapted and developing musical instruments.
Ongoing/previous research in Psychoacoustics and the impact of complex sound fields on human perception and human condition (a candidate with such a background may also be considered for teaching a course on Psychoacoustics)
Internal Number: A-86422-1
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.