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Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design
The University of South Dakota

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design
University The University of South Dakota More About This Institution...
Vermillion, SD, United States
Department Department of Theatre More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design

Department of Theatre

Position Description:  The University of South Dakota invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Lighting and Sound Design to commence in August 2023.  This individual will serve as coordinator of the lighting and sound design specialization within a program offering BFA and MFA degrees in theatre. The successful candidate will teach lighting and sound technology, beginning and advanced levels of lighting design and sound design, and teach other courses depending on curricular needs and personal specialization. Experience in programming, 3D rendering, projection design & technology, intelligent lighting, sound engineering, and stage management is desirable. This appointment requires the candidate to design lights and sound and/or supervise student lighting and sound designs for four main stage productions, two studio productions, and a dance showcase.  As part of a normal workload, you may be asked to teach online courses. Supervision of student crews and equipment maintenance is required.   Other responsibilities include active participation in service to the department/university, BFA and MFA recruitment, ongoing research/creative scholarship, and professional accomplishments. 

Qualifications: MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in lighting design required, experience in sound and projection technology considered, and stage management is desirable.  Higher education teaching and/or professional experience in related fields is required.

Rank and salary:  Assistant/Associate Professor: Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures:  Applications will only be accepted on-line at  Include on the website a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a link to your website and/or your digital portfolio, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and phone numbers of three current references. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Heeren, Office of the Dean,

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin October 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

  • USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

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Contact Information

  • Danielle Heeren, Office of the Dean
    College of Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 East Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069


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