Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Theatre: Technical/Sound Design (24-25) Job at DePaul, Chicago, IL

  • DePaul
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Theatre: Technical/Sound Design (24-25)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

Below you will find the details for the posting including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening or submitting your interest in teaching. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

Posting Details

Job ID: 136472

Rank: Instructor/Professional Lecturer
College/School: Chicago, The Theatre School


The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a Full-Time faculty to serve as head of its Sound Design program. This is a one-year contract with opportunity for renewal. The Theatre School is an urban multicultural conservatory located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant theatre community.

The ideal candidate will be a great teacher, accomplished professional, strong collaborator, visionary designer and technician, and a proactive leader. The position begins September of 2024.

Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Lead and further develop the BFA Sound Design Program
  • Teach a range of courses across the Sound Design Program according to the candidate's expertise
  • Prepare students for diverse and multicultural work environments
  • Collaborate with Sound Shop manager and staff to maintain the studio and supply needs
  • Advise students on academic progress
  • Mentor and advise on student production work and internships
  • Recruit new students and develop enrollment
  • Hire and collaborate with adjunct instructors

Required Qualifications:
Candidates for consideration will possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching, mentoring, advising, and/or supervising young people
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to equitable practices that allow for inclusive and diverse educational experiences.
  • Evidence of a diverse, professional production and/or client portfolio
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing antiracism practices
  • Extensive knowledge of sound design and technology including-
  • Knowledge in networking technologies, such as DANTE, MIDI and OSC.
  • Experience in analog and digital sound technologies, for various theatrical spaces.
  • Ability to support students across the gender spectrum.
  • Extensive experience collaborating with designers at all experience levels.
  • Experience with a variety of dramatic forms and venues or media
  • Professional experience equivalent to and/or a terminal degree in Sound Design or related fields
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application and deadlines: Please apply onlineand include:

  • Cover letter
  • Personal narrative
  • Teaching philosophy
  • CV/resume
  • List of three references
  • A full portfolio (via a digital file or website link)
  • Three letters of recommendation

All applicants must apply online to be considered. Paper applications will not be accepted. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by midnight EST on May 29, 2024. Deadline for submission is midnight EST June 12, 2024.

Finalist candidates will be brought for in-person interviews soon after the the closing date of 6/12/24.

Applicant Documents
Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
Personal Statement(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Contact Reference(3)

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