Assistant Professor Adjunct/Associate Professor Adjunct/Professor in the Practice Head of Sound Design Concentration & Sound Design Advisor

Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT 06520


Emalie Mayo

Job Details


HEAD OF SOUND DESIGN CONCENTRATION– Yale School of Drama (YSD) seeks a dynamic, visionary collaborator to serve as Head of the Sound Design Concentration in the Design Department, which integrates the teaching of costume, lighting, projection, set, and sound design in a conservatory model. Position will lead a distinguished MFA program in Sound Design with 9 students and 6-8 full and part time faculty. Position will oversee coordination of curriculum with the entire Design Department, recruitment of faculty and students, teaching, mentorship, and coordination with other departments across disciplines. Position will work professionally at Yale Repertory Theatre and advise students in production assignments. Applicants should have at least ten years combined experience of professional work in the theater and teaching in the field and demonstrated commitment to practices promoting antiracism, equity, diversity, inclusion. Position requires advanced communication skills; critical thinking and discourse; facility in observing and resolving conflicting values and positions; problem-solving; building effective teams, and motivating and collaborating effectively in a complex environment. 

The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct, Associate Professor Adjunct, or Professor in the Practice of Sound Design for an initial term of three (3) years, beginning July 1, 2021, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.  To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants, and contains the full job description via this link:  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020.

Yale School of Drama encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of communities underrepresented in professional theater and/or academia.

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


July 1, 2021 –