sound design

Lecturer of Sound Design

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a Lecturer of Sound Design beginning Fall 2019. Because the university seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, the College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Theater Division. Nine-month renewable non-tenure track appointment. Generous benefits: tuition for self and dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs and facilities, and employee assistance program.


Minimum Qualifications:

• MFA or equivalent professional experience.

• Experience in sound design for musicals and plays.

• Background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry.

• Knowledge of industry standard sound equipment and software, including Q-lab, Vectorworks and industry standard DAWs.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in university teaching.

• Commitment to ongoing professional engagement.

• Experience with students of diverse backgrounds.

• Experience in theatrical media design.

Responsibilities: Artistic and educational leadership for sound design and production. Teaching in MFA and BFA programs: Sound Design and Production and introductory classes as needed. Strong mentorship of students is critical. Additional duties: oversight of A-V, and of sound, media and lighting budgets, student recruitment, service on academic committees. Application access:


Scenographer, Theater, Film, and Dance

Humboldt State University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Dance invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Scenography. We seek a scenographer with expertise and professional experience in Scenic Design and Art Direction, Lighting, Properties and Production Design, Technical Direction and potentially Sound Design for theatre. An earned MFA or equivalent in theatre or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. We seek a working theatre artist who will teach undergraduate classes in these design and technology areas, general education classes, theatre arts major courses and be responsible for scenic, lighting or other design areas for 1-4 mainstage productions annually as the designer and/or as a mentor to student designers. The Theatre Arts program provides hands-on learning supported by a solid foundation in theory and history. Students participate in performance, design and technology in order to prepare them for jobs in professional, not-for-profit and community theatre, and potentially to prepare them for graduate study. At every level of their education, students are required to actively participate in department productions to apply their classroom knowledge into experiential activities.

For full vacancy announcement, see:

Assistant Arts Professor of Sound Design / Head of Sound Design Training

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor of Sound Design / Head of Sound Design Training for the Production & Design Studio commencing in Fall 2019. This is a full-time, non tenure-track position. Application deadline is November 30, 2018. For more information visit

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position and curriculum vitae/resume. Application should be submitted online at

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Assistant-Associate Professor of Sound Design

Assistant-Associate Professor of Sound Design – UC San Diego

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC San Diego ( invites applications for a theater artist in Sound Design, beginning July 1, 2018. The academic appointment for this position will be for a tenure- track Assistant Professor OR tenured Associate Professor depending upon the candidate’s experiences and accomplishments. The successful applicant will serve as a core member of a professional design training program and is expected to participate in all facets of the department life, including mentorship and supervision of MFA designers’ production work, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, recruitment, curricular planning within the design area, and participation in discussions of departmental production seasons. The appointee will be expected to bring continuing innovation to the teaching of sound design. In order to advance in the professorial series, the candidate must continually and effectively engage in research and/or creative activity of high quality and significance.

Required Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience in sound design; a history of productions at the national level; evidence of teaching potential or experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as Intro-Advanced Sound Design, Sound Systems Design, and Digital Audio Processing. The ideal candidate will have strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. The preferred candidate will have expertise in any of the following areas: music composition, audio engineering, cultural origins of sound, interactive performance technologies for sound design, contemporary practices in dance sonification.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will commence on November 8, 2017.

To Apply: For Assistant Professor applicants, go to:

For Associate Professor applicants, go to:

Only applications submitted via the UCSD on-line system will be considered. The following documents are required: - Cover Letter - CV/Resume - Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Three Letters of Recommendations - Statement of Contributions to Diversity (see ) UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.

Design and Technical Director

DePauw University seeks a full-time Design and Technical Director, who oversees all scenery, lighting, sound, video, and other technical needs for all performing arts events. Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required; degree in technical theatre preferred. Experience with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks, and Pyrotechnics, is desirable.

Some duties will include the following:

• Hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising work-study crew for technical requirements of concerts and productions, as well as the overall support of all performing arts events.

• Competency to design scenery, lighting, sound, and video projections for performing arts events is desired, but may have a concentrated interest in one area.

• Oversee the construction of theatre sets.

• Review technical riders for guest artists as needed by the Director of Productions.

• Assist with the needs of guest artist events.

• Assist in developing a technical plan for space upgrades.

Submit application materials through DePauw Human Resources site: Include: cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Tim Good at