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Lecturer - Sound Design for Live Performance
Arizona State University

Date Posted Jun. 3, 2019
Title Lecturer - Sound Design for Live Performance
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Department School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Application Deadline Jun. 14, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Performance Studies

The Lecturer of Sound Design for Live Performance will be responsible for teaching, educating, mentoring, and preparing students; while also advancing the mission of the design & production concentration within the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. The successful full-time candidate will be joining a faculty of veteran industry professionals in shaping and delivering a curriculum which places emphasis on design as an element of storytelling for theatre and live performance through lecture and hands-on production experiences. They will also be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity, and excellence. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students; regularly offering courses in sound design, live audio mixing, system installation and should the successful candidate be so qualified, recording and composition. Courses may be in-person, online, or a hybrid. They will also collaborate with ASU colleagues on initiatives central to the growth of the program; and serve the mission of community engagement central to the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and ASU. We are in the process of diversifying our faculty, and asking ourselves what defines our design and production program as part of the New American University.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree and 3 + years professional experience in sound for Theatre and Live Performance
  • Demonstrated experience and record of excellence with emerging sound and entertainment technologies
  • Significant demonstrated experience with industry standard computer software such as QLab, Logic, and ProTools
  • Experience working with diverse populations and with the intention to promote equity in student learning
  • Demonstrable excellence in teaching at the university level and/or professional mentorship in the field

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with Max/MSP, PureData, MainStage, and CAD softwares
  • Diverse types of sound experience
  • Membership in United Scenic Artists

Instructions to Apply:
Please submit the five following items: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a one-page teaching philosophy, (3) up to two-pages on approach to, and evidence of diversity and inclusion through creative work/research, teaching, and/or service, (4) links to a portfolio of up to three representative works; for longer works, provide the in to out-points for an excerpt no longer than twenty-minutes and a brief statement to contextualize the excerpt, (5) a curriculum vitae with contact information of three references.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 14, 2019; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

  • Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at

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