Open-rank Professor of Composition and Sound Design (full-time, tenure track)
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Number: 117101
The School of Drama within the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an open-rankProfessor of Composition and Sound Design (full-time, tenure track) to join our BFA/MFA sound design program!
We seek a dynamic, student-centered teacher who can offer all levels of courses, from introductory to advanced level, for both graduate and undergraduate students in a rigorous conservatory setting. We take pride in having grown the sound area over the last decade and we regularly attract a diverse cohort of students at all levels of study. Base salary is $70k plus benefits with negotiation based on rank and commensurate experience.
The ideal candidate could teach skills such as: :
Conceptual design, including design process and collaboration
Composition for theater - theory, composition, scoring, music notation & copy, writing songs to lyrics from text, song form, orchestration, arranging, virtual instruments, DAW(s)
Immersive theater systems design and implementation
Networking and Dante
Intercom - Analog & Digital
In addition, because all design and management of our productions is by the students, the ideal candidate will have experience offering hands-on, active mentorship of students in both classroom and production.
Game Audio design - Unity, Unreal Engine, Wwise, FMOD, compositional techniques for non-linear media
3-D Audio Spatialization - Binaural, Ambisonics
Sound Studies - acoustic ecology & sound related cultural studies
The position is Pittsburgh-based. Pittsburgh is a mid-sized city with a growing creative scene, encompassing sound, visual, and performing arts of all types, as well as film and television.
We are deeply committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists encourages innovative ideas that influence and improve the world at large.
Applicants should have:
A minimum of five years experience in professional sound design and music composition
An MFA in sound design or a related field
Previous experience teaching at the college or university level is strongly desired in candidates for this position
To apply, please submit the following:
Cover Letter that describes your professional background, your qualifications to teach the above skills, your teaching philosophy, and your experience applying principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the classroom or the profession.
List of Three References, including contact information. Note: references will only be contacted for finalists.
Interested in this opportunity? Apply today!
Applications Open: Immediately
Review of Applications begins: November 29, 2022
Application Submissions close: December 16, 2022
If you have questions about this position or the application process, please reach out to CMU School of Drama Faculty Search Coordinator; Joyce Dellovade at email@example.com.
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the US. Founded in 1914, we combine established practice with innovation and pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. Our graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school's conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically, and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media. Carnegie Mellon University is an AA/EOE employer.
Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. We seek to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches. Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide physical and programmatic access to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the employment process, please contact Equal Opportunity Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 412-268-3930.
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