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Assistant Professor of Live Experience Design and Production: Sound Design, Engineering and Technology [ALT USA Based]

Vacancy details

  • Role(s): Assistant Professor of Live Experience Design and Production: Sound Design, Engineering and Technology
  • Company: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
  • Department: Live Experience Design & Production
  • Location: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design & Academy of Live Technology at Rock Lititz
  • Reporting to: Department Chairperson
  • Contract: Contingent on Funding
  • Application Closing date: 30th January 2024



Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an experienced and accomplished full‐time faculty member to join the Live Experience Design & Production (LiveX) department to teach courses in sound design, engineering, and technology.

PCA&D’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in LiveX combines interdisciplinary professional education in art and design with advanced study in live event and experience design, production, and technology. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in developing and teaching college‐level courses, conducting course and program‐level assessment of student learning, and facilitating student access to career pathways through their industry networks and connections. They will have experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of sound design, sound technology, FOH and monitor audio engineering, RF systems design and coordination, studio mixing, spatial audio, audio tracking systems, and sound system design for the live event industry. 

They will also be able to design a thorough and sequenced curriculum that covers multiple areas of sound design, audio engineering and sound technology while leveraging industry connections to fill curricular needs outside the candidate’s area of expertise.  

As a professional degree, this degree ensures students obtain practical and professional knowledge in their field of study. More than half of the degree is dedicated to the major program, and major courses are offered through a transformative, collaborative partnership with Academy of Live Technology at Rock Lititz (ALT at Rock Lititz), which embeds student learning within the live events industry and facilitates hands‐on, project‐based learning using industry‐leading technology and facilities. Students study art and design at PCA&D's Lancaster City campus and pursue advanced entertainment industry coursework at ALT at Rock Lititz’s educational facilities in Lititz, Pennsylvania  

This position is contingent upon funding.    

Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification in the downloads section.


Candidates should hold a terminal degree in sound design, engineering, and/or technology. Equivalent professional experience may be considered. 

Candidates should have both collegiate teaching experience and professional experience in sound design, engineering, and/or technology. 

Candidates should have well established connections and networks in the entertainment industry. 

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position. Statements must include detailed descriptions of skills and expertise obtained through five or more years of professional experience and explain how those acquired skills and knowledge prepare the candidate for effective teaching, academic assessment, and student‐centered teaching approaches.  


This is an exempt, full‐time position, based on the PCA&D Lancaster, PA, campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long‐Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period. The position is also eligible for paid vacation/personal time and paid holidays. 

PCA&D is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non‐binary persons to apply.   

PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one‐on‐one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first‐ generation students, students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented students. PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their administration and leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.  


Please provide the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Link to applicant's professional website
  • Contact information (email address and phone numbers) of three professional references 
  • Teaching philosophy and relevant materials such as a sample syllabus, assignment and rubric 
  • Samples of student work 
  • A one page statement on diversity, equity and inclusion at it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions and/or mentoring
  • Evidence or statement of teaching evidence 

Materials should be submitted via email to 

For full consideration, please apply by January 30th 2024


For any questions about the role or our recruitment process, please contact