Associate Professor of Sound Design University of California, San Diego, Arts and Humanities - THEATRE United States

Associate Professor of Sound Design


  • Arts and Humanities - THEATRE




Open date: September 26th, 2018
Next review date: November 30th, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 28th, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC San Diego ( invites applications for a theater artist in Sound Design. This is an academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor level with tenure beginning Fall Quarter 2019. The successful applicant will serve as a core member of a professional design training program and is expected to participate in all facets of the department life, including mentorship and supervision of MFA designers’ production work, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, recruitment, curricular planning within the design area, and participation in discussions of departmental production seasons. The appointee will be expected to bring continuing innovation to the teaching of sound design. In order to advance in the professorial series, the candidate must continually and effectively engage in research and/or creative activity of high quality and significance along with excellence in teaching and university service.


Required Qualifications: 

Applicant should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience in sound design; a history of productions at the national level; evidence of teaching potential or teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate courses such as Intro-Advanced Sound Design, Sound Systems Design, and Digital Audio Processing. The ideal applicant will have strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.


Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have additional expertise in any of the following areas: music composition, audio engineering, cultural origins of sound, interactive performance technologies for sound design, contemporary practices in dance sonification.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales.


Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin November 30, 2018 or until the position is filled.


Applicants are asked to submit all application materials electronically via UCSD’s online Recruit system at:


UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.



La Jolla, CA



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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