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Assistant Professor Position | California State University, Chico

26 Feb 2019 9:00 AM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Assistant Professor Position - The Department of Music and Theatre and the College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students.  The Department of Music and Theatre is seeking candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

We now proudly hold HSI designation.

The Position: The California State University, Chico Department of Music and Theatre is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start in August 20, 2019 in the field of Music Industry, with possible additional responsibilities in the field of Recording Arts. The department is seeking a colleague with knowledge/experience in global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. This colleague should be competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic Priorities

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019. Late applications may not receive full consideration.

How to Apply: All applicants must apply online at: Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. Applicants must provide a letter of application which addresses the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications listed below; curriculum vitae; complete set of transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable for the initial screening); and name, phone number, email and address of three references. These references should be in addition to letters of recommendation as requested below.

Additionally, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the recommender to the chair of the search committee (email below). Applicants are advised that additional materials may be requested after an initial screening of applications.

Qualification Details:

Minimum Qualifications: An M.A. or substantial experience in the field will be considered. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence or potential excellence in teaching and in scholarship or creative activity in the field. Candidates should have expert knowledge of the structure and evolution of the music industry. Evidence of activity in national and international professional associations related to the field of music industry is required. Candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and social justice as evidenced in their work experience and record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred education for appointment to this position is an earned Ph.D., D.M.A., or J.D. Candidates nearing the completion of the terminal degree will be given preferred consideration. Candidates with teaching experience in higher education will be given preferred consideration. Candidates with practical experience in musical performance, studio instruction, and/or musical theatre will be given preferred consideration. Candidates currently working in the field of music industry or related field (including the field of recording arts) with knowledge of present practices and developments in the field will be given preferred consideration.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, recruitment, mentoring and administration of the Music Industry program at the undergraduate level and other courses (with a focus on recording arts) related to the candidate’s expertise which serve departmental needs. Teaching load is four courses per semester. Advising and supervision and/or development of student internships may be part of the teaching load. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.


The Department: The Department of Music and Theatre offers BA degrees in Music with concentrations in Education, Music Industry, Recording Arts, General Music; A Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, as well as minors in Music, Musical Theatre Dance, and Theatre to over 400 majors. Department faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests, including cross-disciplinary work. In addition to the coursework offered to majors and minors, the department also participates fully in the General Education, Honors, and Liberal Studies programs.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. David M Scholz

Music Industry Search Committee Chair

Department of Music and Theatre Arts, CSU, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0800

Phone: 530-898-6127

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

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.

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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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

All positions are contingent on funding. 

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