Michigan Technological University and the Department of Visual
and Performing Arts seek a Lecturer of Sound to teach in the BA
Sound Design and BS Audio Production & Technology major
programs. Candidates must be committed to fostering a collaborative
and inclusive creative community that encourages diverse
perspectives, risk taking, and revision and is informed by an
educational philosophy focused on student development.
The Sound programs are supported through the integration of
Music, Theatre and Art in the department as well as collaboration
with other units in the College of Sciences and Arts, the College
of Engineering, the College of Forest Resources and Environmental
Science, and the College of Computing. In addition to
department-based production, the degree programs include
integration with the University Enterprise Program where students
work in multidisciplinary teams on real world projects.
Classroom teaching will include 3 classes per semester from the
following: Introduction to Music Mixing, Sound Technology,
Recording and Recording Lab, Sound System Design & Engineering,
or Sound Design. Exact courses to be determined based on
applicant’s specialization. In addition, practicum teaching will
involve supervising productions in live music reinforcement,
streaming, and recording or sound design for theatre and themed
entertainment based on the candidate’s expertise as well as other
projects of interest to the candidate.
This is one of two current searches in Sound and we hope to hire
individuals who bring contrasting skills, viewpoints, and
experiences. The successful candidate will have a strong mix of
professional and teaching experience. This position requires a mix
of classroom teaching and supervision of applied production
Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the
educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous
students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of
belonging and contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of
Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best
small towns in America and the local community provides excellent
resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for
natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous
all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its own
downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a
nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities
are available on campus and in the community.
Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty
members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews
will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner
Engagement Program can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/.
Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged
by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is
building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and
working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages
applications from all individuals. Michigan Tech is proud to be an
ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science
Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the
participation and advancement of women and underrepresented
individuals in STEM. (see https://www.mtu.edu/advance/).
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity
Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides
equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Link to apply: https://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492754.