Assistant Professor

Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The School of Theatre at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Sound Design and Technology, with appointment to begin in the spring semester of 2022. 

Responsibilities: Teach courses in design and technology area and other courses assigned; supervise and mentor student designers and technicians; design and engineer for both LSU Theatre and Swine Palace mainstage productions, as well as supporting departmental needs including dance concerts, special events, and the LSU Lab Series; maintain sound inventory; maintain an ongoing presence working at the professional level in regional/national theatre; actively assist with student recruitment and participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited program or equivalent experience.

Specific Experience:

Professional sound design experience, live reinforcement experience and current with technology in the field, including sound recording and editing software. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience at the Undergraduate level; ability to teach at the graduate level, music composition; and sound editing/mixing for film and TV. Experience using sound recording and editing software ProTools, Logic, Q-Lab, Vectorworks, and Dante Network Interfacing

An ideal candidate is committed to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion; and has the ability to work and communicate effectively with community members with respect to gender, expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and national or ethnic orientation. 

LSU’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts is a performing arts community that trains, cultivates, prepares, and rewards excellent artists, educators, scholars, and performers, fostering passion for the arts, collaboration, and the creation of new works. We engage with our community, heightening our collective ability to communicate with expressive power and purpose. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a national flagship institution with world-class intellectual and creative resources. Located in a dynamic city situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant, evocative and diverse culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities, with a metropolitan area population of over 700,000.

The LSU School of Theatre is committed to Racial Equity and Inclusivity. The school is engaging in local and national conversations regarding dismantling bias and racism in academia as well as in our industry. We are actively revising our production calendar, examining our syllabi and curriculum, and establishing a grievance policy grounded in restorative justice. In your teaching philosophy, please elaborate on how your pedagogy incorporates equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Special Instructions:

Review of applications begins September 10, 2021. To receive full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, list of three references, link to portfolio materials, and a statement of teaching philosophy.
We encourage BIPOC and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Position will remain open until filled.  

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Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (  

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed