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Lecturer of Sound

Michigan Technological University
Michigan, United States
$50,000.00 - $53,000.00
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film & Video
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lecturer of Sound

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 work. 

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

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

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.

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