Assistant Professor of Music

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 16, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Music

Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: Music & Performing Arts
Degree/Program: BA Music
Job Number: FAC2020-343
Priority Screening Date: 01/31/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is January 31, 2021.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we completed the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences building and will complete the Student Union in the near future. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.

The Department of Music & Performing Arts (MPA) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music to begin Fall Semester 2021. The successful candidate of our search will be a well-rounded scholar-practitioner who can flexibly support the curriculum for our B.A. in music and help us develop our forthcoming “Heritage Musics of Monterey Bay" initiative through which MPA will provide stewardship of our region's engagement with music as intangible cultural heritage. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the scholarship and performance of one or more Chicanx/Latinx musical traditions, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and hold an interest in innovative collaboration with faculty and students from a variety of departments and backgrounds. CSUMB is committed to the diversity of our campus community, and candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate understanding of the CSUMB Founding Vision Statement and can articulate a compelling rationale for how their work in MPA will nurture this vision.

  • Typical teaching load is 12 units of lower and upper division music courses each semester
  • Participate in departmental governance, university service, and curriculum development
  • Maintain scholarly or creative practice
  • Advise music majors and minors

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D., D.M.A., or Ed.D. in music or a closely related field from an accredited doctoral program by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship and/or creative practice that would warrant tenure and promotion
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses

Preferred Qualification:
  • Basic fluency in concepts and vocabulary of music technology (particularly those involving audio engineering)
  • Experience in, or evidence of potential for, teaching in a lower-division music theory and musicianship core sequence
  • Experience in, or evidence of potential for, work associated with stewardship of our service region’s engagement with music as intangible cultural heritage
  • Demonstrable scholarly and/or performance expertise in one or more Chicanx/Latinx musical traditions
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Other Related Information:
For full consideration, please submit:

Cover Letter
Teaching Statement
Diversity Statement in response to the CSUMB Vision Statement
List of courses previously taught
Writing Sample (a recent publication is preferred) and/or evidence of creative practice.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Compensation and Benefits:





How to Apply:
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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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