Performing Arts - Part-time Lecturer in African Drumming
Program Performing Arts Requisition Number 050849 Position Title Performing Arts - Part-time Lecturer in African Drumming University Mission Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives. Diversity Commitment CI is committed to creating a diverse population that can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, racial or cultural background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Appointment The positions we expect to fill are contingent upon enrollment growth and availability of funds. Position Description / Responsibilities The Performing Arts Program at CI invites applicants for a temporary faculty position. The instructor appointed to this position will teach a new course in African Drumming, as well as other courses in Music or Music Education. Minimum Degree Requirements An MFA or PhD from an accredited institution in Music, Ethnomusicology, or a related field. Required Qualifications Candidates should have expertise in teaching a course covering the culture and techniques associated with African Drumming from a variety of possible areas, including Ghana, Togo, Benin, South African, Egypt, Morocco and Ethiopia; familiarity with constructing and building frame drums; and an understanding of recording techniques.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; positive peer and student evaluations; and an ability to work with General Education students and Performing Arts majors. Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will be a creative, hands-on, practicing musician with an active presence in the field of music, drumming, and/or recording. The candidate should work collaboratively with other faculty, staff, and students. Experience teaching music education is also a positive.
Please include a link to an appropriate portfolio/website if available. Special Instructions to Applicant Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits Eligible Benefits apply if more than 6 units are assigned Job Open Date 05-11-2015 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Review Begins On 05-25-2015