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School of Music College of the Arts Assistant Professor Fall 2024
The School of Music at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Elementary General Music Education with an appointment to begin Fall 2024.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Position Teaching courses related to music education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including elementary music methods
Supervising preservice music educators involved in both field observations and student teaching
Candidates with appropriate qualifications may also be assigned to teach other courses as teaching load allows.
Essential Functions Teaching a variety of music education courses
Assisting with student teacher placements
Supervising student teaching and practicum interns placed at schools throughout Southern California
Collaborating with other School of Music specialists in the music education area to evaluate and improve curriculum and degree offerings
Assisting with student advisement, recruitment, and retention activities
Maintaining strong working relationships with Southern California music instructors, ensemble directors, and district officials
Maintaining affiliations with appropriate state, district, and national professional associations
Participating in School, College, and University committees and initiatives
Possibly serving as an advisor to the student chapter of NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
Teaching graduate courses in the Master of Music in Music Education degree in area of expertise.
Supervising graduate theses research, and projects
Broad ability to teach to all music education students including instrumental, choral and elementary specializations.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university- wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include elementary general classroom music methods for both music majors and non-majors, choral methods for instrumental majors, and specific classes in the sequence for a single-subject teaching credential in music education. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will also be responsible for producing scholarship and creative works that contribute to the School of Music and the profession commensurate with the requirements for tenure with a specific focus on elementary general music pedagogy, research, and high impact classroom practices. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the School of Music, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities. We encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic and artistic communities.
An earned doctorate in Music Education, Ph.D. preferred (if ABD, doctorate must be completed by time of appointment)
Three (3) or more years of full-time public school teaching experience as a credentialed teacher at the elementary level (K-6)
Research and peer-reviewed publication experience indicative of strong potential for tenure
Ability to interact effectively with students and faculty in a culturally diverse university community
Previous collegiate-level teaching experience
Orff Certification, Kodaly and Dalcroze training or related elementary music teaching certifications
Experience supervising student teachers in the classroom
Application A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for the position #532472 and provide the following required materials:
Letter of interest relating your experiences and expertise to the responsibilities of the position as well as explicitly addressing each of the stated required qualifications and preferred qualifications
1-2 recent scholarly publications (or drafts of works in progress)
A list of three references with relevant contact information
Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. This statement aims to help the department identify candidates with professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. The statement shall address one or more of the following criteria:
The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education.
The candidate has experience in and is committed to serving underrepresented populations in higher education.
The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education environment.
The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities.
Semi-Finalists must submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back into your applicant portal.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Christopher Peterson at email@example.com or call 657-278-3537
Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 1, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August 2024.
The CSU Fullerton School of Music The mission of the School of Music is to grow artistry, build community and advance distinction. The school achieves these three pillars of artistry, community, and distinction by fostering an environment in which individual achievement and artistic expression thrive fully and equitably for our diverse students. Our degree programs and curriculum offer preparation for careers in music, music education or further graduate study. Our artist-teachers are professional musicians and academics who offer instruction in all aspects of music: theory, composition, musicianship, history, literature, performance, and music education. The faculty and students in the School of Music share a deep passion for and common desire to achieve excellence in music. The school offers a wide spectrum of degree programs and options with an overall emphasis in musical performance. The curriculum provides comprehensive preparation for careers in music, music education, or further graduate study, and is designed to provide a balanced education in the many facets of musical experience. Artist-teachers offer instruction in all aspects of performance; practicing composers and theorists teach courses in theory and composition; active musicologists provide instruction in history and literature; and specialists in music education teach the courses in that field. It is the goal of the department to develop each student's musical and intellectual potential to the highest level of individual capability. California State University, Fullerton has been fully and continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966.
Compensation The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring salary is $6,688 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.
CSUF Benefits An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
CSU Policies The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self- disclose.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.