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Assistant Professor of Sound

Michigan Technological University
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Sound

Michigan Technological University and the Visual and Performing Arts department seek an Assistant Professor of Sound to teach in the BA Sound Design and BS Audio Production & Technology major programs and establish a professional record of research in sound. 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 departments in the College of Sciences and Arts, College of Engineering, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and 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 2 classes per semester based on curricular needs and the specialty of the candidate. The position will be expected to develop 1-2 new courses in their area of specialty. In addition, practicum teaching will involve supervising student work in one or more areas, including live music reinforcement, streaming, and recording; sound design for theatre and themed entertainment; sound for picture; sound for interactive experiences; and studio recording based on the candidate’s expertise as well as other projects of interest to the candidate.  Continued artistic practice and/or research in the candidate's area(s) of specialization is expected.

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, supervision of applied production work, and continued research/creative activity in sound. 

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 (

For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by January 17.

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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