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Employment Opportunities

FACULTY POSITION OPENING:

Assistant/Associate Professor - Music Education (Instrumental)

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Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Music. Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate. (DME, D.Mus., DMA, Ph.D.)  At least one post-baccalaureate degree must be in Music Education.  Terminal degree is required for tenure and promotion.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with five (5) or more years, and to those who have a combination of both public school and college/university teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to working with a diverse student population and campus community.
  • At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have the authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach and coordinate courses in Music Education and if elected coordinate the option.
  • Supervise and coordinate Student Teaching in Music Education / Music Credential students.
  • Provide advisement and mentorship to music education students.
  • Provide leadership for the coordination of recruitment of music education students.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with both the local and statewide music education community, which enhances the reputation of CSUN, one of the state’s top teacher training institutions.
  • In concert and coordination with other faculty in the area, lead the effective placement of music education graduates.
  • CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
  • May be assigned to teach applied instrumental lessons in the instrument of expertise as well as other courses needed in the music department depending on the area of expertise.
  • Demonstrate consistent year-to-year publishing, performance, and professional activity as articulated in music department and university tenure and promotion standards.


Application procedures:

  • Screening of applications will begin October 13, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. All applications and supporting material must be submitted electronically.

 

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to the Chair of the Music Department:

Dr. Ric Alviso –
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8314

 

FACULTY POSITION OPENING: 

Assistant/Professor - Violin

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Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or Masters with equivalent consisting of extensive teaching or significant performing experience in the area of Violin/String Performance.
  • Extensive professional performing experience in solo, chamber and/or orchestral repertoire on a national/international level.
  • A minimum of 4 years of university-level teaching experience in violin is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to working with a diverse student and faculty population is required.
  • At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
  • Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Applied Lessons in violin.
  • Provide leadership and teach in the department chamber music program.
  • Coordinate recruitment efforts for the string area.
  • Participate in string area leadership and coordination of responsibilities.
  • Teach other courses as needed in the Music Department and String area, dependent on qualifications.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with local and national string faculties as well as teacher associations.
  • CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
  • Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.
  • Demonstrate consistent year-to-year development of professional activity and research.


Application deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2014, but priority will be given to applications received by September 20, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.

 Applications must include:

(1)    A letter of interest and statement of teaching philosophy (two-page maximum)

(2)    A current curriculum vita with complete professional and academic history

(3)    Three current letters of recommendation with complete contact information (address, telephone and e-mail)

(4)    Official or unofficial transcripts

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Do not submit additional support material (i.e., teaching effectiveness reports, recordings, videos, reviews, press clippings, etc.) until requested. All applications and supporting material should be submitted electronically.

 

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to the Chair of the Music Department:

Dr. Ric Alviso –
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8314

 

 

 Part-Time Staff Pianists

We are seeking qualified collaborative pianists to work with our voice and instrumental faculty/students.


Major Duties
Under general supervision of the Music Department Chair, the part-time staff pianist serves on an on-call basis, rehearsing with vocal and instrumental students prior to their lessons/juries/performances, accompanying students during lessons/studio classes, and performing in recitals.

Qualifications
Equivalent to special training or coursework that would facilitate collaborating, coaching, accompanying, and improvising accompaniment when necessary. Experience which has led to a thorough familiarity with accompanying vocal/instrumental students, and small/large ensembles. Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and Abilities: Artistry, knowledge, and mastery in one or more of the following: string and wind repertoire; operatic and art song repertoire.


Anticipated hiring range: $18.06 - $20.00 per hour , dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Temporary-renewable; end date to be determined.

HOURS: Intermittent; on-call; hours and schedule varies.

Directions on how to apply:

1) Go to: http://www.csun.edu/careers/external-career-applicants
2) Click icon that reads “View Job Openings for External Candidates.”
3) In the “Currently Viewing All Open Job Postings Pane,” click on “Job Title” to sort the list alphabetically.
5) Find “Accompanist (continuous)”: Job ID: 2850 and click for details.