Applied Music Lecturer Pool

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Department Summary

The SJSU School of Music & Dance serves over 400 music and dance majors pursing undergraduate degrees in Dance (BA, BFA) and Music (BA, BM_Composition, BM_Jazz Studies, BM_Music Education, BM_Performance), as well as the Master of Music degree. With a faculty roster of approximately 65 artist/teachers, students in the School receive professional individual and group instruction, supporting curricular standards guided by best practices. The School is accredited by NASD and NASM, and presents over 250 performances per season throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Website:

Brief Description of Duties

Teach courses in Music and Dance as described below:

  • Academic classes, including applied instruction in all band and orchestral instruments, voice and keyboard; classroom courses in all aspects of music and/or dance history; general education courses in music and in dance; and all ensembles, including all music ensembles (e.g., band, chamber, choir, jazz band, orchestra) and dance (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, tap) at introductory and advanced levels.
  • Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.

Required Qualifications

  • Music candidates for history, ethnomusicology, music literature, and theory must possess a Master's Degree.
  • Music candidates for studio instrumental, opera, voice, jazz, popular music, and courses in business/commercial music may possess a Master's Degree or a Bachelor of Music plus exceptional professional achievement.
  • Dance candidates may possess a Master's Degree, or BA or BFA plus exceptional professional achievements.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
  • Ability to and evaluate adult learners. Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range - To commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)
  • Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach
  • List of References

Only complete applications will receive full consideration. This is a continuing open position.

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Advertised: August 11, 2020 (11:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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