Professor of Sound Design

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Professor of Sound Design

  • 495434
  • Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Sound Design
  • Academics
  • Full-time
  • Faculty

SCAD Savannah seeks a full-time professor of sound design to join the university’s prestigious faculty and to help students realize their dreams in this creative field.

Whether recording audio in leading-edge studios or in the field, SCAD sound design students amass technical expertise and refine their artistic style. Under the guidance of Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning faculty members, students design sound for animation, games, film, television, theater, and more while also learning professional aesthetics and theory.

In this position, you will instruct students in basic Avid Pro Tools techniques and production audio for film and television; conduct thorough, thoughtful, and fair faculty evaluations, class observations, and individual meetings; and reinforce faculty members’ strengths while outlining areas of needed improvement with suggested strategies. Among other duties, you will also lead introductory courses in audio fundamentals and the theory of sound and image.

The successful candidate has experience teaching at the collegiate level and/or professional production audio experience including location mixing and field SFX. A background in music production is preferred. The candidate’s experience must emphasize sound work or related disciplines.


- Master’s or terminal degree in a relevant field OR equivalent professional experience in sound design, film, and video
- Demonstrated effectiveness as an academic leader and/or industry leader
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills

Minimum Qualifications:

- Terminal degree in the discipline or in a relevant field. Leadership and supervisory experience in academic area.
- Demonstrated effectiveness as an academic leader, normally through service on academic groups or through special assignments.
- A successful career as a faculty member, including a reputation for high academic standards and innovation in curriculum and pedagogy.
- Experience with curriculum development and the utilization of assessment to improve student learning and academic programs.
- Ability to conduct thorough, thoughtful and fair faculty evaluations, including class observations, productive evaluation individual meetings and clearly stated written evaluations that reinforce the faculty member’s strength and outlines areas of needed improvement with suggested strategies and support for that improvement.
- The knowledge to define the needs of the department on new faculty hires and the personnel judgment to make appropriate recommendations to the dean or associate dean on hiring and reappointment.
- The judgment to make good and fair decisions in the student’s best academic interests with regard to various waivers and expectations and the ability to justify and document those decisions in written reports.
- Willingness to collaborate with admission on the recruitment and review of students, with career and alumni success on employment and internship opportunities for students, and on building links to careers related to the discipline, and with other academic and non-academic departments in the best interests of students and the university.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and exceptional work ethics to meet expectations and deadlines in such matters as course scheduling, classroom scheduling, budgetary development and oversight and preparation of required reports.
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
- Innovative and of the highest personal and professional integrity.

Work Hours: As noted in the Employment Agreement.

ADA Tag:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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