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Employment Opportunities

Effective Date of Appointment:       AY 2015-2016

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 2015-2016 there exists the potential for part-time need in the following areas.

Courses or Specialization                                                           

  1.      Class Piano                                                        
  2.      Applied Music Lessons                                          

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:
Ric Alviso, Chair
Music Department
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA. 91330-8314

Application Deadline for 2015-16 school year is July 23, 2015.

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:

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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.

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:
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.