Assistant Professor in Digital Sound Design

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Dakota State University (DSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Sound Design, effective August 2021. We are seeking an energetic and experienced individual who has the right talents and skills to teach sound design and recording arts courses for students in the Digital Sound Design track of the well-established Digital Arts and Design (DAD) major. The courses may also include students from Computer Graphics or Production Animation (also in the DAD major), as well as interested students from other programs across campus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate passion for hands-on instruction, teaching courses in sound design and audio production with a genuine desire to help students excel in the recording arts industry. Experience in electroacoustic / 3D / immersive sound, acoustic ecology, sound forensics, sound therapy, or other applications of sound are highly desirable.

The successful applicant will join the College of Arts and Sciences and will report directly to the Dean. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Biology and Biology Education, Physical Sciences, Digital Arts and Design, Computer Game Design, and English for New Media.

DSU and the College of Arts & Sciences are student centered and committed to the success of the university’s undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to provide service to the university and college through committee assignments, curriculum development, student advising, and recruiting/retention activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An MFA in Sound Design or related field or relevant industry experience;
• Ability to teach topics in the Digital Sound Design specialization;
• Commitment to work collaboratively within the department, college, and university;
• Communication and interpersonal skills to mentor students both creatively and technically.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated professional accomplishment and/or scholarly research;
• Ability to work collaboratively within the program, college, and university;
• Experience in Electroacoustic / 3D / Immersive Sound, Acoustic Ecology, Sound Forensics, Sound Therapy, or other applications of sound.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial copy of the most recent degree transcript, teaching philosophy statement, statement of creative and scholarly interests, three professional references, up to 20 creative/scholarly work examples, and up to 20 examples of student work. Preferential consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2020.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.; sponsorship is not available for this position.

Update: 10/9/2020 to add Sponsorship info

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.