MIKE CURB ENDOWED CHAIR IN MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES Rank: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Effective Date of Appointment: August 2017 (Subject to Budgetary Approval) Salary: Dependent upon qualifications PDF Announcement Qualifications: Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music required
Earned Masters degree in Music, Business Administration (MBA), or related discipline required
Earned Doctorate in Music, Business, or related discipline desired
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire
Professional Experience: Teaching Experience: General:
A full time commitment to teaching, mentoring, and advising
Potential to become a national leader in the field of Music Industry Studies
Professional music industry connections useful to the Music Industry Studies option
Involvement in music industry related academic, professional, and/or trade organizations
Demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student and faculty population
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.
Teach various undergraduate courses in Music Industry Studies, such as Early Field Experience (including industry guest lecturers and industry tours), Music Production, and other courses as assigned such as History of Jazz and History of Pop and Rock. Successful candidate may also be asked to teach courses in the graduate Music Industry Administration program according to expertise
Teaching may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of candidate, including course in undergraduate General Education Curriculum such as popular music and/or music in film
The standard teaching load at CSU Northridge for a tenure-track position is comprised of a combination of teaching units and release time for research, administrative meetings, and university service.
Assume leadership as Area Coordinator of the Music Industry Studies (MIS) option for the Department of Music including the coordination of curriculum and part-time faculty teaching assignments
Provide academic advisement and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community
Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods
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.
Contributions to the Profession
Demonstrate consistent year-to-year development of professional activity and research at the state and national levels culminating in peer-reviewed publications and other significant scholarly contributions
Continue to develop and nurture professional music industry connections useful to the Music Industry Studies option
Maintain involvement in music industry related academic, professional, and/or trade organizations
Screening of applications will begin
January 19, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.
Applications must include:
(1) a letter of interest and statement of teaching philosophy including demonstrated experience dealing with diverse student populations (two-page maximum)
(2) a current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history
(3) three current letters of recommendation with complete contact information (address, telephone, and e-mail)
(4) an official or unofficial transcript
Incomplete applications may not be considered. Do not submit additional support material (i.e., teaching effectiveness reports, research reports, recordings, videos, editorial reviews, press clippings, etc.) until requested.
Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Chair – Search and Screen Committee
Music Industry Studies Music Department California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8314 About the University:
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