Department of Music Assistant Professor - Music Technology
Company: California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: November 22, 2021
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located
in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los
Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in
Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of
which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about
5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving
Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and
has one of the most diverse student populations of any university
in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of
all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time
faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral
degree programs and 14 academic programs with national
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our
mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms
are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging
our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire
innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for
our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire,
develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of
networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior
faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB
community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.
Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings
and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student
populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received
the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes
CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact
practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful
volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.
The Department of Music invites applications from a diverse group
of qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in
Music Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in
August of 2022. The department seeks to appoint an outstanding
educator with a broad range of teaching and professional experience
- spanning music production, recording, and engineering - and a
visionary outlook on successful music pedagogy in the twenty-first
Typical teaching duties will include courses in electronic music
production, studio recording, and music industry studies. The
faculty member will also directly supervise applied lessons,
internships, and senior capstone projects, and will work closely
with students across a wide range of musical genres and practices.
New courses may also be developed in accordance with the
individual's interests and the department's needs.
The successful candidate will also be expected to be highly active
in the areas of service to the department, community, and
profession, and will also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in
mentoring a diverse student population.
- PhD, DMA, or MFA in Music Technology or closely-related
- Record of excellence in teaching music technology at the
college or university level PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience mentoring students of diverse academic,
socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, disability, gender, and
gender-identity backgrounds, as well as first-generation and
non-traditional college students
- Experience working at a Hispanic Serving Institution and/or a
Historically Black College or University
- Record of professional working experience in the music
technology and commercial music industries
- Familiarity with NASM undergraduate curriculum standards
- Certification in one or more industry-standard digital audio
- Demonstrated potential for success in innovative research,
scholarship, and/or creative activity as a music technologist
- Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is
valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and
leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be
noted in application. SPECIAL CONDITIONS
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 employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check
(including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB.
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result
in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot
deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal
conviction history until it has performed an individualized
assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific
job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus
will be required to undergo a background check for any position
where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has
designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring
heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on
potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and
security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of
financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university
For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for
all members of our community.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The CSUSB Department of Music provides students with a rigorous
musical education as a foundation for a lifelong understanding and
love of music, as well as preparation for a wide variety of careers
in music. We accomplish this through an emphasis on undergraduate
education, small class size, and close interactions between faculty
and students, all with a continual focus on artistic expression.
Consistent with the university's mission, the department is also
committed to serving the campus and Inland Empire communities
through on-going performance and educational initiatives. Modern
musicians have access to more kinds of music than ever before in
history, and CSUSB's music curriculum-with courses in electronic
music, performance, world music, historical studies, music
education and music theory-reflects that diversity in that it
offers programs for students who wish to enter the teaching
profession, become a professional musician, work in the music
industry, pursue an advanced degree, or simply enrich their
Many graduates of the department's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
Music programs find employment as elementary, secondary, and
university music educators, as performers in symphony orchestras,
opera, musical theater, and jazz settings, and as composers,
arrangers, producers, and technicians in the entertainment
industry. Others apply their musical background to careers in
business, law, medicine, and library science. The department's
Liberal Studies courses provide elementary teachers with the
experience and knowledge necessary to make music an effective tool
in their classrooms. Also offered are minors in Music, Music
Technology, and Alternative Styles, which provide students in other
majors with the opportunity to enrich their educational
Find out more about the Department of Music at .
For more information regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Kevin Zhang
Dr. Catherine Fraser
HOW TO APPLY
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy
b. A statement of your research experience/plans
- If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as
teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or
student evaluations of teaching.
- Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts
(official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
- Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses
of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of
recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation will be
solicited from those listed as references on the application if the
applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process.
Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the
applicant during the application process.
- Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of
diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples
of how your background and your educational and/or professional
experiences have prepared you for this role at California State
University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and
continue until the position is filled.
If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply
by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU..... click apply for full job details
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