DePaul University — Assistant Professor in Sound Design

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:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Application Instructions:
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Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Syllabi for a course you would propose to teach
  5. Links to Creative Work
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation
  7. A diversity statement describing past and proposed efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work

Optional Documents:

  1. Teaching Evaluations