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Lecturer in Theatre / Sound Engineering

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Four-Year Institution

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Lecturer in Theatre / Sound Engineering

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The UNCG School of Theatre’s mission is to prepare students to be informed theatre practitioners with commitment to creativity, innovation, inclusion, and the advancement of the art form. The School recognizes the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice by creating systemic change through workshops, continuing education, and professional development centered around anti-racist practices, theatrical intimacy, and bettering ourselves in service of our diverse and intersectional student body. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of seven-to-eight plays and musicals, along with student-driven work and other types of performance opportunities. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers.

Position Summary:

The School of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure-track Professional-Track Lecturer/Sound Engineering beginning August 1, 2024.

Professional-Track Lecturer/Sound Engineering Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Teach two organized courses for the School of Theatre each semester – possibly including but not limited to Stagecrafts: Technical Production
  • Interact kindly respectfully and effectively with people (including students, faculty/staff, audience members, etc.) regardless of different age brackets;, cultural, ethnic, or and socio-economic backgrounds;, (dis)ability;, sexual orientation;, or gender identity.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students in the School of Theatre
  • Participate in School, College, & University Service
  • Supervise undergraduate assistants, work-study students, and Stagecraft/Practicum students
  • Mentor sound technicians and sound designers
  • Contribute to the mentoring of electricians alongside lighting/media faculty
  • Attend design & production meetings
  • Attend technical & dress rehearsals
  • Read and respond to rehearsal and performance reports as necessary.
  • Maintain sound equipment and related inventory in School of Theatre performance spaces
  • Assist in maintaining the Electrics Shop
  • Teach and enforce UNCG and School of Theatre safety policies during load-in & strikes, technical rehearsals, and performances.
  • Oversee students in the implementation and management of all sound aspects of productions staged by the School of Theatre, including, but not limited to: load-in, notes, technical & dress rehearsals, performances, and strike
  • Track and report budget status to the Director of Production
  • Prepare detailed estimates of time & money needed for the sound elements for each production or event.
  • Advise on matters of production requirements, feasibility, technology, etc.

The salary range for this position is $50,000–$55,000. This two-year, full-time faculty appointment is renewable and includes benefits. When the North Carolina state legislature approves cost-of-living increases for state employees, professional-track faculty receive the same cost-of-living increases as tenure-track faculty. Professional-track faculty at UNCG have the possibility for standing for promotion from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer after five years of service and then from Senior Lecture to Principal Lecturer after another five years of service. Each promotion comes with a base salary increase. Professional-Track Faculty can request, at the time of hire, that years of service in comparable appointments at one or more external institutions be recognized as service time at UNCG for purposes of meeting the five-year minimum period for promotion.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree & professional experience and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. This position requires the ability to climb ladders and stairs, work at heights, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Design and/or Technical Production or Bachelors Degree & professional experience and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. This position requires the ability to climb ladders and stairs, work at heights, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching and supervising students a diverse student population in a theatrical setting at a collegiate level
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standard audio techniques and equipment
  • Experience mixing large musicals (singers and musicians)
  • Experience in creating sound designs for non-musicals
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety standards and other entertainment industry standards
  • Proficient with repair and maintenance of audio equipment
  • Experience with Yamaha Audio Consoles and Dante networking
  • Experience with Shure Wireless Microphones and Wireless Workbench
  • Computer literacy (Vectorworks, QLab, ProTools, Audacity, MS Office, MS Outlook, MS Teams)
  • Proficient with counterweight stage rigging systems
  • Proficient with arena rigging methods
  • Valid Driver’s license
Additional Qualifications
  • Proficient in theatrical/entertainment lighting – including, DMX (networked and wireless), Intelligent Fixtures, digital lighting consoles
  • Experience with ETC consoles, dimmers, networking systems

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply through the online application and upload a cover letter including experience teaching in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and how you envision this position working with your career trajectory, CV, teaching philosophy, and a link to a website/digital portfolio. Additionally, applicants are required to provide a list of three references and include their professional affiliation, relationship to the applicant, email address and phone number.

Recruitment Range:

$50,000 - $55,000

Org #-Department:

School of Theatre - 12222

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For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - F, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - F, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - o, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - O, Climbing-Ladders - O, Squatting - O, Reaching - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Outside - F, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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