Temporary Faculty Pool - Music Composition

California State University - Fresno
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022

Temporary Faculty Pool - Lecturer in Music Composition

Department Overview [ Department website ]

The Department of Music boasts a full spectrum of activities in option concentrations of Music Education, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Composition, and Jazz Studies, with performance specializations in voice, instrumental wind, brass, string, percussion and piano. We are recognized as a growing music department with students from across the California Central Valley region.

Position Summary: [ course catalog link ]

The department is considering temporary faculty openings in the following:
  • Music Composition
Instructor Responsibility : Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306 , paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester, in the mode assigned and listed in the in the schedule of classes (i.e. asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to the 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.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule (Lecturer AY-2358)

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
  • Spring 2023: January 18, 2023- May 21, 2023
Required Qualifications for all areas:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A Master's degree in Music with an emphasis in music composition.

Experience : Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential teaching excellence at the university level as follows:

  1. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of music composition skill and be active as an accomplished professional composer, orchestrator, and/or arranger.
  2. Must have the ability to recruit and retain students.
  3. Must be able to maintain excellent relations with both public and private educators in the area you are being considered.
  4. Must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications for all areas:

  1. Education: A doctorate in the area you are being considered.
  2. Preference will be given to candidate with a distinguished professional background and successful university teaching or comparable experience.

*Additional experience requirements for composition applicants:

  • Candidates must have experience teaching music composition or music theory at the university level or comparable experience.
  • Candidates must have familiarity with a broad range of contemporary music styles and approaches, including knowledge of contemporary composers and ensembles.

  • Application Procedures :

    A review applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022 for Spring 2023 assignment, and will remain open until the position is filled.
    • Deadline is November 30, 2022 to be fully considered for Spring 2022 hiring.
    • Job Announcement for 2022-2023 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2023.
    Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:

    1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested in teaching,
    2. Curriculum vitae,
    3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
    4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
    5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
    6. Three representative scores of original compositions with recordings. Scores should be submitted as PDF files, and recordings may be submitted as either .mp3 files or as downloadable links.
    7. Candidates should provide a Google Drive link with their scores, recordings, and additional files provided there. Please make sure that permissions are set so anyone with the link can view the files.


    8. After initial screening, selected finalists will be asked to visit virtually for an interview with the committee members of the area you are being considered and to teach a public lesson.

    For inquiries contact Dr. Matthew Darling, Chair, E-mail: matthewd@csufresno.edu .

    The position advertised will remain open until filled . Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.

    About the Campus

    California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

    The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

    California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

    Fresno State’s Principles of Community

    These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be. Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

    We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

    Our Students

    California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

    Other Campus Information

    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

    A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

    The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html .

    California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

    California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    The California State University requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ . Accordingly, you may be required to show proof of vaccination by your start date. You can find more information here .

    Out of State Employment

    Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

    Advertised: 27 Oct 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
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