The Department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University is seeking a full-time lecturer in Sound Engineering. The successful candidate will serve as the sound engineer for the department’s theatrical and dance productions; teach an undergraduate course in sound engineering; and receive course releases for work on student and faculty shows as well as mentoring of student projects. The start date is flexible: the successful candidate may join the faculty either on January 1, 2018 or on September 1, 2018.
The Sound Engineer collaborates with faculty and students on all productions in the Balch Arena Theater and the Jackson Dance Lab; mentors student productions; supervises student production staff; and oversees the regular maintenance of sound and lighting equipment for the Department of Drama and Dance.
The Sound Engineer also offers an introductory-level course in Sound Engineering appropriate for students in theatre and potentially cross-listed with the department of Music and the program in Film and Media Studies. The course will introduce students to the following topics: physics of sound; acoustical characteristics of spaces; transducers; microphone techniques; basic digital audio theory; computer editing of recorded audio; processing audio; recording sound effects; Foley; live reinforcement for theatre; playback systems. Depending on demand and on area of expertise, the candidate may also offer an occasional additional upper-level course in sound engineering for theatre, dance, film, or television.
Qualifications:MFA in Sound Engineering or equivalent professional expertise in Sound Arts or Sound Engineering; college-level teaching experience; professional Sound Engineering experience for theatre and/or dance. Additional experience/skills may include: sound design for theater, film, or television; film production; ethnography.
Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/43450. Please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and course evaluations or other evidence of effective college-level teaching. References will be contacted for finalists only. Questions about the position can be addressed to department administrator Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi at email@example.com. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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