Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) - Sound/Audio Design
San Jose State University
August 21, 2018
San Jose, California
Higher Education Institution
San José State University
San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialization: Sound/Audio Design
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24702
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
A. or M.F.A. degree in Sound Design, Film, and/or Television by start of appointment. The candidate must demonstrate awareness of contemporary trends as well as the historical developments in a range of professional and independent film disciplines, and have working knowledge of both analog and digital processes, especially sound location recording, and post production mixing for digital cinema on current advanced digital production platforms such as Protocols, Audition, etc. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success in college-level teaching and professional-level entertainment industry experience. Preferred qualifications include:
Demonstrated artistic achievement in sound design for film
Demonstrated commitment to teaching sound design, recording and mixing in a hands-on, student-centered teaching environment
Proficiency with professional recording and mixing software and hardware for field and studio
Experience with digital technologies and equipment as related to professional- level audio production and post-production
Demonstrated ability to produce design support to professional standards and on deadline
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience working successfully in teams and in collaboration across disciplines of television, radio, film, theatre, and/or music
The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience in film sound, post sound editing, and final multi-channel mixing and experience mentoring film undergraduate students in the conceptualization, planning, execution, and presentation of sound for their projects.
Design and teach introductory and advanced level courses in best practices for sound recording for film, including topics such as: microphone pick patterns, microphone placement, sound isolation, production sound mixing, use of recording equipment; supervising and recording ADR/voice and Foley room recording technique, as well as post sound editing and final multi-channel mixing;
Advise students and participate in student recruitment;
Participate in the development and promotion of production design and technology in the department and across the college;
Perform committee and other service at the department, college, and university levels;
Participate in curriculum development and teaching of other courses to meet the needs of the program and its students;
Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, creative activities, and other professional engagement.
Serve the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August, 2019
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: For full consideration, submit an electronic packet via https://apply.interfolio.com/53604 by October 15, 2018 that includes: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Statement of teaching interests/philosophy; Link to an online portfolio and/or inclusion of research and creative work in the application; and three recent letters of recommendation with contact information.
Please include Job Opening ID on all correspondence.
Questions may be directed to Professor Kimb Massey, Department of Film and Theatre at Kimb.Massey@sjsu.edu.
This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank #4 nationally in increasing student upward mobility.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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