Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Elementary Music
Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2022/2023
Available: August 2022
Location: Department of Music and Theatre (9 MUS)
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Contact: Dr. Joel Haney
Chair, Elementary Music Education Search Committee
Phone: (661) 654-2541
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and
will continue until the position is filled.
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield
(CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university
serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's
service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a
socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students.
CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a
100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include
Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges
(2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and
#17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by
US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate,
credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's
students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African-American, 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native,
7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Music and Theatre within
the School of Arts and Humanities at CSUB is committed to academic
and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff,
and student body.
School Information: Comprised of seven departments (Art & Art
History, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages &
Literatures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy & Religious
Studies), the School of Arts & Humanities at California State
University, Bakersfield, provides thriving academic degree programs
to approximately 1,000 students as well as core areas of General
Education for the approximately 11,000 students at the university.
In addition to classroom instruction, the departments in the School
host art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts as well as
"The Runner" (the Student Newspaper) and student broadcasting
programs. Departments often invite distinguished visiting artists
and speakers to present to university-wide audiences. Students
benefit from high impact practices in the School (including
opportunities for Undergraduate Research). The School also offers
three M.A. programs (English, History, and Spanish). Lastly, the
School houses the Institute for Basque Studies, the Public History
Institute, and the Institute for Religion, Education, and Public
Policy (all of which also link to the broader community in Kern
Department Information: Housed in the Department of Music and
Theatre, the California State University, Bakersfield Music Program
seeks to develop knowledgeable, skilled musicians and audiences
through high-quality musical experiences, deep exploration of
musical topics, and musical service to the community. The
NASM-accredited program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music
with emphases in Music Education and General Music; a Music minor;
and curricular support for the Liberal Studies (Elementary
Education) Program. The Music Program enhances the cultural
environment of the region through wind band, orchestra, choir, and
jazz concerts, as well as recitals, workshops, festivals, and
sponsoring guest artists. Each summer, it hosts the CSUB Kodály
Institute, a certificate-granting program endorsed by the
Organization of American Kodály Educators. For more information on
the CSUB Music Program, please visit our website at http://www.csub.edu/music/
Position Description: The successful candidate will teach music
education courses to majors and non-majors and provide academic and
project advising. Additional duties may be assigned in relation to
departmental needs and the interests and preparation of the
candidate. These may include supervising student teachers and
directing an ensemble related to the candidate's expertise. The
successful candidate will be expected to develop an ongoing,
distinguished record of teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and
• Master's degree in music with significant professional experience
• Holds or has held the music teaching certification.
• Record of successful K-8 teaching.
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in music education.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Commitment to building community relationships.
• Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly/creative and
• Doctoral degree in music education.
• Ability to supervise student teachers.
• Ability to direct choral or instrumental ensembles.
• Experience with the Kodály Method.
Application – Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified
in the announcement.
• Current curriculum vitae.
• Graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
• One- to two-page statement discussing teaching philosophy.
• Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The
statement should include information on how the applicant currently
or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through
their teaching, research and service at CSUB.
• Link to a 15- to 20-minute continuous/unedited video recording of
a lesson with K-8 students, or a session of a college course
intended for pre-service music teachers.
• Three current letters of recommendation.
Background Check: 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.
Mandated Reported: 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
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.