Professor of Cinematic Arts in Sound
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
United States

Professor of Cinematic Arts in Sound, Division of Film and Television Production

School of Cinematic Arts Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Division of Film and Television Production within the USC School of Cinematic Arts is seeking a professional Film and Television Music Editor/Sound Editor with a high degree of experience within the industry to fill a full-time tenured teaching position in Sound. This appointment carries with it the Ken Wannberg Endowed Chair in Music Editing.

Duties include teaching multiple Sound courses involving all aspects of Production and Post Production Sound at the undergraduate and graduate level; significant service to the Sound Track, the Production Division and the School of Cinematic Arts is an important aspect of the full-time position. Experience teaching at the university or conservatory level would be a plus. The candidate is expected to maintain a significant ongoing professional/creative/research practice. 

The Division of Film and Television Production offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees. The primary goals of the degree programs in film and television production are to develop the student's ability to express original ideas in filmed media and to instill a thorough understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of motion pictures and television. Courses in production provide individual and group filmmaking experiences and the opportunity to learn all aspects of filmmaking in a collaborative environment.  

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience:         

  • Ten years professional experience in the film and television industry  

  • Demonstrated teaching experience, ideally at the college level, but inclusive of professional and community seminars, workshops, and mentorships.

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant teaching experience

  • Significant national and international Sound credits and awards in film and television at studio and/or independent production levels

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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