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Job ID: 18/19 AH 03
Performing Arts
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
October 23, 2017
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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Position: Assistant Professor of Music

Type: Tenure-track / Probationary
Academic Year: 2018 / 2019
Available: August 2018

Location: Department of Music and Theatre
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Contact: Dr. Leo Sakomoto
Chair, Music Theory and Composition Search Committee
Email: I Phone: (661) 654-2848

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

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

Responsibilities: 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.

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

Qualifications: 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.

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 Reporter: 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.

Application: 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 (see above) or by U.S. mail, using the following address: Dr. Leo Sakomoto, Chair, Music Theory/Composition Search Committee, Department of Music and Theatre, 9 MUS, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022.

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California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or covered veterans’ status.