Assistant Professor of Music (Tenure-track)

California State University, Bakersfield
California, United States
Not specified
Oct 18, 2017
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Music Theory and Composition

Assistant Professor of Music (Tenure-track)

Academic Year: 2018/2019 Available: August 2018

Department of Music and Theatre
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Dr. Leo Sakomoto, Chair, Theory/Composition Search Committee

Application Deadline Date:
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Music Theory and Composition at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2018.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)

Doctoral degree in music theory or composition by time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach music theory, musicianship, composition and related courses. Ability to teach general education courses in music. Excellent interpersonal skills for working with a diverse student population and a dynamic faculty. Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly, creative, and professional record. Background in musicianship methods (such as Kodály) and a commitment to community engagement are desirable.

Teach courses in music theory (such as tonal harmony, tonal analysis, counterpoint, post-tonal and contemporary techniques); musicianship; composition and related areas (such as orchestration, music technology); and general education (such as music appreciation, global music, music and media). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a distinguished record of scholarly, creative, and professional achievement and to provide collegial service and advising at the department, school, and university levels.

The complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and 4) two to three current letters of recommendation. Please do not include any additional materials at this time. The complete application package should be sent to Dr. Leo Sakomoto either by e-mail ( or by U.S. mail, using the following address: Dr. Leo Sakomoto, Chair, Theory/Composition Search Committee, Department of Music and Theatre, 9 MUS, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022.

School Information:
In the School of Arts and Humanities, our talented and accomplished faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching and serving students by providing a quality education for the 21st century. With over sixty faculty in eight departments, A&H serves 1,052 majors in nine baccalaureate and two graduate degree programs, including Communications and English majors at CSUB's Antelope Valley campus. Visit the web page at"> for additional information about the School's programs and the area.

Department Information:
Housed in the Department of Music and Theatre at California State University, Bakersfield, the Music Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with emphases in Music Education and General Music, as well as a Music minor. For more information, please visit our web site at">

General Information:
California State University, Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is one of twenty-three campuses of the CSU System and currently has an enrollment of 7,800 students. The University services a socially and ethnically diverse population of 800,000 in an area of 10,000 square miles. The city of Bakersfield (population over 325,000) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a much lower cost of living than coastal California. Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within a two-hour drive from campus.

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