DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, and the Production Program is part of the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). In 2018, SCA was ranked 13th in Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the top film schools in the country and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.
In SCA, there are currently over 1000 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Directing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing, Documentary and Animation. Production resources include industry standard camera packages, two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, two sound studios, one television studio, one 4K digital cinema theatre, a lighting and sound stage, grip truck and a two full sound stages at Cinespace Studios. Past visiting artists include directors Lana and Lily Wachowski, Colin Trevorrow, Marc Webb, Tom DeCillo, producer Paula Wagner, filmmaker Werner Herzog, former Disney executive Chuck Viane, and actor Tim Robbins. For more information about the cinema program, please visit our website: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/about/Pages/School-of-Cinematic-Arts.aspx
The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sound Design in one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the country. The School of Cinematic Arts offers a concentration in Sound Design for our BFA students, as well as a concentration in Sound for our MS students.
The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in sound for film and television. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion. Additionally, they participate in service within and beyond campus including: attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.
Position begins fall of 2020.
Ideal candidates for the position will have three years of teaching and industry experience. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.
MFA degree (or equivalent) and three years of professional industry experience in sound for film and/or television
Professional teaching experience in sound including software such as Avid Pro Tools HD and Logic X
Excellent diversity competency skills
DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Sample Syllabi for a course you would propose to teach
Links to Creative Work
Three Letters of Recommendation
A diversity statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work
About DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media
The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University offers a wide range of practical and innovative programs that respond to market demands for new technology and media skills. CDM is organized into three schools to represent the breadth and depth of offerings across the computing and digital media spectrum. The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is home to the animation and film/TV programs; the School of Computing (SoC) houses programs in computer and information sciences; and the School of Design (SoD) houses programs in game design, user experience design, and digital communication and media arts.
CDM currently enrolls over 5,000 students in 17 undergraduate, 24 graduate, and 2 doctoral programs. CDM’s Institute for Professional Development offers more than 20 intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills.