Assistant Professor of Clarinet
School of Music
College of the Arts
The School of Music at California State University, Fullerton,
invites applications for a tenure‐track position as Artist/Teacher
of Clarinet at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall
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.
CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established
affinity groups you can join to support your success.
The School of Music invites applications for a tenure track
position as Artist/Teacher of Clarinet at the rank of Assistant
Professor beginning Fall 2024. Primary responsibilities include
teaching applied clarinet to both undergraduate and graduate
students, recruiting and maintaining a quality clarinet studio, and
serving as coordinator of the woodwind area (including organizing
events and assisting with outreach and recruitment for all woodwind
instruments). Other responsibilities include coaching chamber
music, participating in faculty ensembles, and teaching other
courses in accordance with individual areas of expertise and School
of Music needs. The position also requires working closely with
other applied faculty, ensemble directors, and music education
faculty to promote positive relationships with regional high school
and community college music programs.
CSUF faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and
creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and
studios and through individually mentored projects. They teach
broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and
serve on departmental and university-wide committees. In addition,
this position will be expected to engage in active peer-reviewed
creative/scholarly activities; maintain office hours; and work
collaboratively and productively with colleagues. Positive tenure
and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of
creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; impactful
contributions to school, college, and university committees and to
external professional organizations that serve the broader
- Terminal degree (DMA, PhD, or MM with commensurate experience)
by the time of appointment.
- Evidence of successful college-level clarinet
- Evidence of successful chamber ensemble coaching.
- Demonstrated excellence in musicianship and performance skills
befitting a professional clarinet performer.
- Evidence of a distinguished record of achievement and national
or international reputation as a clarinet soloist, and/or
orchestral musician, and/or chamber musician.
- Evidence of strong leadership, communication, organizational,
and management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with a
wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and
- A strong record of creative activity and/or scholarly
accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment.
- Experience in working collaboratively with
- Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and
- Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students
from intersecting marginalized social groups.
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
532444, and provide the following required
Recent live or studio recordings (All video and audio files
should be submitted as links to external sites; physical copies of
recordings will not be accepted nor reviewed) of the applicant
performing the following repertoire:
Mozart Concerto (1st and 2nd movement; accompaniment highly
- Cover letter relating your experience to the required
- Current Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial transcripts of all graduate study
- List of three professional references (names, telephone
numbers, email addresses)
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- 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
- 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
- The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented
populations and communities into scholarly and creative
A twenty or twenty-first-century concerto or major work for
clarinet. Selections from the accompanied or unaccompanied
repertoire are appropriate, AND
A third selection of the candidate's choice. This may be
another major work for clarinet or a chamber work that features the
Finalists only: 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 both: Dr. Dustin
Barr and Professor Sycil Mathai at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject
line “Clarinet Search” or call 657-278-7624.
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be
received by December 1, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is
The College and Department
The College of the
Arts is a destination of choice for students seeking the highest
quality training in the visual and performing arts. We take great
pride in our role as a college of regional focus with national
impact. Locally, the College serves as an academic and cultural
resource for the community. Nationally, our alumni contribute to
the thriving creative economy as artists, educators, performers,
and professionals. We are leaders in arts education, marked by our
continuous national accreditation in all four areas - Dance, Music,
Theatre, and Visual Arts. At Cal State Fullerton, our motto is
“Titans reach higher.” In the College of the Arts, not only do we
reach higher, we reach forward to shape the future of the arts in
new and innovative ways. For more information about the College of
the Arts, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/
The School of Music in the College of the Arts is a school of
artistry, community, and distinction. Our mission is to provide a
vibrant learning environment that encourages individual achievement
and artistic expression. Music is key to what makes us human—an
expression of our creative beings. We daily and collectively engage
our creative humanity as performers, composers, researchers,
teachers, and students. Together, we collaborate, inspire,
discover, reflect, mentor, innovate, and create. The curriculum
provides preparation for careers in music, music education, or
further graduate study. We offer a variety of degree programs and
concentrations that balance theoretic and applied learning.
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. Our goal is to develop each student's
musical and intellectual potential to the highest level of
individual capability. Our school has been fully and continuously
accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since
1966. For more information about the School of Music, please visit:
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.
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/
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the
strength of the applicant pool.
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
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.
Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact
Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/532444/assistant-professor-of-clarinet