Assistant/Associate Professor, Sound Design
Winston-Salem, NC 
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Job Description
Assistant/Associate Professor, Sound Design
Please see Special Instructions for more details.
An EHRA Faculty application is required in order to be considered for a faculty position. Please note, EHRA applications do not have an employment entry section. Instead, a resume/CV will be required to be uploaded by the applicant, along with any other documents the Department or assigned Search Committee deem relevant for the review process. Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process.

The following documents are required to be uploaded with the application;
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • List of References
  • Portfolio (samples of sound design work)

UNCSA follows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines for faculty credentialing. The successful candidate will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of earned degrees, and/or substantiating documentation of experiential qualifications as a condition of employment.

Pursuant to UNCSA policy, as a condition of employment the University must obtain a criminal background report and determine that the nature and seriousness of any criminal offenses do not render employment with the University inappropriate.

UNCSA is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.

UNCSA requires all permanent and temporary, full and part-time employees either voluntarily submit proof of vaccination prior to starting employment or submit a weekly negative COVID-19 test. Employees may request an exemption for special circumstances from Human Resources, but there is no guarantee it will be approved.
For more information visit the UNCSA Overcoming COVID-19 web-page
Posting Details
Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Sound Design
Position Number 030214
School/Department Information
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is committed to deeply embedding equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging into our values and actions to transform our campus into a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone. We strive to create a safe environment, one that allows people from all walks of life to thrive. Doing so demands that we commit to an explicit and continual process of identifying and dismantling systems and practices of bias, exclusion and oppression. Education and art-making can be transformational forces for change and we are working so that change leads toward justice.

Located in Winston Salem, UNCSA is a conservatory-style school and one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system. The university community consists of more than 1,200 students ranging from middle school to graduate school. The school of Design & Production is one of the five collegiate level training programs (along with Drama, Dance, Music and Film). The school has 367 students, 32 full time faculty and 12 adjuncts. Sound Design is an undergraduate BFA and graduate MFA program, with 26 students currently enrolled, and one of 12 different concentrations offered by the School of Design & Production. In addition to a specialized classroom curriculum, students gain practical experience working as sound designers, composers, and sound engineers on productions in Drama, Dance, Music, and Film as well as campus and outside community events.
Position Summary
Three full time faculty in the Sound Design program work closely with the students to ensure their educational progress, both in the classroom and the production environment, while also maintaining professional activities outside of the institution.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
  • Teach courses within the Undergraduate and Graduate Sound Design program in the School of Design and Production.
  • Mentor and advise student sound designers and technicians throughout the production process.
  • Assist in the admissions process by interviewing prospective students during on-campus interview dates.
  • Continued professional activity within the entertainment industry.
  • Active participation in shared governance of the University community through service to the program, school and institution.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Design and Production.
Required Qualifications
A terminal degree or equivalent professional experience.
A minimum of five years of recent experience working on sound and/or music in the entertainment industry.
Evidence of work that incorporates and supports diverse identities.
Evidence of potential for high quality mentorship.
Evidence of potential for high quality teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience and skill in music composition.
Experience teaching sound design, sound technology, and music composition.
Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration.
A terminal degree or equivalent professional experience.
Tenure Information UNCSA utilizes a multi-year contract system in lieu of tenure.
Instructions to Candidates
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three references to 211
Review of applications will begin November 19th
More information about the school can be found online at and information about Winston Salem can be found at and
Classification Code F1
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F60P
Open Date 10/19/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Recruitment Range, if applicable $69,000 - $79,000
Special Instructions to Candidates
An EHRA Faculty application is required in order to be considered for a faculty position. Please note, EHRA applications do not have an employment entry section. Instead, a resume/CV will be required to be uploaded by the applicant, along with any other documents the Department or assigned Search Committee deem relevant for the review process. Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process.

The following documents are required to be uploaded with the application;
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • List of References
  • Portfolio (samples of sound design work)

UNCSA follows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines for faculty credentialing. The successful candidate will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of earned degrees, and/or substantiating documentation of experiential qualifications as a condition of employment.

Pursuant to UNCSA policy, as a condition of employment the University must obtain a criminal background report and determine that the nature and seriousness of any criminal offenses do not render employment with the University inappropriate.

UNCSA is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.

UNCSA requires all permanent and temporary, full and part-time employees either voluntarily submit proof of vaccination prior to starting employment or submit a weekly negative COVID-19 test. Employees may request an exemption for special circumstances from Human Resources, but there is no guarantee it will be approved.
For more information visit the UNCSA Overcoming COVID-19 web-page
Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
    • UNCSA Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Online Job Board
    • Other
  2. If "Other", please list here:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. List of References
  5. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Media File

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts strives to cultivate an environment that is diverse, inclusive and free from discrimination. UNCSA is committed to prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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