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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

 

Announcement of  Anticipated Part-Time Faculty Openings             

 Effective Date of Appointment:       AY 2014-2015

 

All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.

Anticipated needs:  Each Spring, the Department of Music solicits applications for several categories of instruction. For AY 2014-2015 there exists the potential for part-time need in the following areas.

                                                                                   

Courses or Specialization                                   

                                                                                                           

  1.      Music Education                                 
  2.      Music in General Education  
  3.      Music in General Education (World music)    
  4.      Music History                                            
  5.      Music Theory Traditional                              
  6.      Class Piano                                                        
  7.      Applied Music Lessons                                          
  8.      Music Technolog
  9.      Music Industry
  10.      Media Compositio
  11.      Traditional compositio
  12.      Musicianship
  13.      Orchestral Ensemble
  14.      Jazz Ensemble
  15.      Vocal Ensemble
  16.      Wind Ensemble

1.     MUSIC EDUCATION

Qualifications - Appropriated graduate degree, strong record of relevant experience in Music Education, both

(Pre and post-secondary desired). Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student population.  Good Professional references

      Current Salary Range - $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 2.     MUSIC IN GENERAL EDUCATION

Qualifications - Appropriate graduate degree, strong record of teaching experience in the area. Good references in profession. Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.

            Current Salary Range - $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 3.     MUSIC IN GENERAL EDUCATION (WORLD MUSIC)

Qualifications - Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent experience in World Music. Strong record of relevant   teaching experience. Good professional references.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.

Current Salary Range - $2,921.00-$4,683.00      

 

 4.     MUSIC HISTORY

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent, in Musicology/Music History.  Strong record of college-level teaching experience and ability in this field.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population. Good professional references.     

Current Salary Range -  $2,921.00-$4,683.00   

              

 5.     MUSIC THEORY TRADITIONAL

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent in Music Theory or Composition.  Strong record of College-level teaching experience and ability in this field.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population. Good professional references.      

Current Salary Range -   $2,921.00-$4,683.00     

 

 6.     CLASS PIANO

Qualifications - Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of ability in class piano.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population. Good professional references.

Current Salary Range - $2,921.00- $4,683.00 

 

 7.     APPLIED MUSIC LESSONS

Qualifications  –  Appropriate performances degree or equivalent.  Outstanding record of professional performance and successful applied music teaching at the University level.  Good professional references.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Please list the instrument you are interested in teaching.

Current Salary Range –  $2,921.00-$4,683.00     

 

8.     MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of relevant experience in this area.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Good professional references.

Current Salary Range  – $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 9.     MUSIC INDUSTRY

Qualifications –  Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent in Music Industry and/or related fields.  Strong record of relevant teaching experience in this area.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population. Good professional references.

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00 

 

 10.   MEDIA COMPOSITION

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent experience in Media Composition and/or related area.  Strong record of relevant teaching experience.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Good professional references.

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00     

 

 11.   TRADITIONAL COMPOSITION

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of college level teaching experience and ability in this area.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Strong professional references. 

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00       

 

 12.   MUSICIANSHIP

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of college level teaching experience and ability in this area.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Strong professional references.

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 13.   ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of ability, experience and current activity in area of specialization.  Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Good professional references.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population.

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 14.   JAZZ ENSEMBLE  

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of ability, experience and current activity in area of specialization.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Good professional references.

Current Salary Range – $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 15.   VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of ability, experience and current activity in area of specialization. Commitment to working with a diverse student population. Good professional references.

Current Salary Range –  $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

 16.   WIND ENSEMBLE

Qualifications – Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent.  Strong record of ability, experience and current activity in area of specialization.  Commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Good professional references.

Current Salary Range - $2,921.00-$4,683.00

 

         

Application Process:  Applicants should forward a current resume and a letter which designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching and, whenever possible, times available for teaching assignments.  The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

 

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Ron Borczon, Chair

Music Department

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA. 91330-8314

 

Application Deadline for 2014-15 school year is May 10, 2014.  For Spring semester only October 31.

 

Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

 

General Information:

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

 

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

 

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

 

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

 

 

 

 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-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/
2) In the middle pane, click on New and Returning Job Seekers (External Applicants)
3) In the left pane, click on View Job Openings
4) 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.