Music

  • Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra

Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position | Director of Jazz Studies

Department: Music

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant Professor - Jazz Studies Full-Time Tenure-Track

Salary: Commensurate with background and qualifications

Responsibilities: 

The CSUN Department of Music seeks an individual to serve as Director of Jazz Studies for our internationally renowned and award-winning jazz program. In addition to providing artistic and teaching leadership in the area, you will be expected to maintain the public profile of the jazz program.

The primary responsibilities include overseeing and possibly conducting jazz ensembles or jazz combos and teaching undergraduate students in subjects such as applied jazz lessons, improvisation, arranging, jazz history, composition or theory depending on qualifications and interest. You will engage in the academic advisement of current students and the communication and recruitment of prospective students on the local, state and national levels. Additionally, you will participate in program development, active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities, participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively with colleagues.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (MFA, DMA, PhD) by the time of appointment, or a Master’s degree with a significant national/international professional career in the jazz field required.
  • Successful college-level teaching in the jazz music field including leading major ensembles and teaching jazz courses. Additional experience may include evidence of experience working in a professional setting as either a performer, and/or arranger/composer.
  • Experience in recruitment and outreach.
  • Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, creative activities/scholarship, and service.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and communities.
  • Located in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, CSUN is a learning centered university that is regionally focused and nationally recognized with a student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area.  A demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student population is preferred.
  • You will 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.
  • At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, you must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin on October 4, 2019.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on student success, and a list of at least three professional references that include e-mail and phone contact information to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


How to Apply:

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67823


About the College:

For more information about the College visit: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication


About the Department:

For more information about the department, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu

 

General Information:

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 here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Department of Music at (818) 677-3184.

Faculty Position | Director of Vocal Arts/Opera

Department: Music

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant Professor - Vocal Arts/Opera Full-Time Tenure-Track

Salary: Commensurate with background and qualifications

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will serve as Coordinator/Head of the Vocal Arts area. In addition to teaching Applied Voice, the candidate will be expected to administer CSUN Opera Theater with colleagues, direct Opera Workshop and to teach foreign language diction courses or Vocal Pedagogy when required as well as to direct on-campus opera productions as needed.

Responsibilities include advising prospective and continuing students, coordinating student entrance auditions, coordinating vocal juries, supervising recitals and serving on graduate committees. 

The standard teaching load at Northridge for a full-time faculty is 12 units a semester, combining teaching, administrative meetings and university service.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

  Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in vocal performance is preferred. A master’s degree with extensive professional performing experience will be considered.
  • Previous successful university-level teaching is required.Previous experience as an opera director or head of a university opera program preferred.
  • Experience in recruitment and outreach.
  • Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, creative activities and service. 
  • Located in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, CSUN is a learning centered university that is regionally focused and nationally recognized with a student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area.  A demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student population is preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin on October 4, 2019.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on student success, and a list of at least three professional references that include e-mail and phone contact information to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67818

About the College:

For more information about the College visit: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication

About the Department:

For more information about the department, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu

General Information:

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 here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Department of Music at (818) 677-3184.

Faculty Position | Part-Time

Department: Music               Effective Date of Appointment:  AY 2019-2020       

About the University:

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to traditionally underserved students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College:

The Mike Curb college of Arts, Media, and Communication includes the departments of Art, Cinema and Television Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theatre with approximately 110 tenured/tenure-track faculty and over 5,300 undergraduate and graduate students. The Mike Curb College is one of CSUN’s most publically visible colleges, producing art exhibitions, theatrical productions, music performances, speech and debate competitions, film screenings, and news programs. The College’s facilities include art galleries, theatres, screening rooms, performance halls, and film and television studios as well as a vast array of student labs that range from theatrical costume shops to virtual reality studios. The College is also home to many high impact educational practices including student-run, faculty-mentored groups such as VISCOM (a creative agency), Agency 398 (public relations), The Sundial (journalism), and Five of Five (music and entertainment label), as well as many impactful capstone experiences such as Senior Film Projects in Cinema and Television Arts and Senior Recitals in Music. In addition, the college hosts the following centers, institutes, and community outreach initiatives: The Entertainment Industry Institute, the Center for Visual Communication (VISCOM), The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic, Teenage Drama Workshop, Youth Orchestra, and Communication for Youth.

About the Department:

The Music Department has been recognized often as being one of the top 25 music departments in the nation. Bachelor of Music Degrees offered include: Keyboard (including piano and organ), Orchestral Strings, Vocal Arts, Winds and Brass, Classical Guitar, Jazz, Percussion, Composition, and Commercial and Media Writing. Bachelor of Arts Degrees include: Education, Therapy, Music Industry and Breadth Studies.

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu


ANTICIPATED NEEDS:

Note: All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank. Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

Current Salary Range: Typical salary range is $4,126 - $6,180 monthly based upon a full-time15-unit course load. Actually salary will be determined by the appropriate fraction of a full-time course load

Courses or Specialization

Qualifications

1. Music Education

Appropriated graduate degree, strong record of relevant experience in Music Education (both pre- and post-secondary desired). Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

2. Music in General Education

 

Appropriate graduate degree, strong record of teaching experience in the area. Good professional references. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Indicate the type of general education music classes you are qualified to teach from the following: Jazz, Music Appreciation, Hip Hop, Film, and Contemporary Music.

 

3. Music in General  Education (World Music)

Master's or doctorate in ethnomusicology or anthropology with emphasis in world music. Minimum 2 years’ college teaching experience. Good professional references. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

 

4. Music History

PhD in historical musicology or music history. Strong record of college-level teaching experience in the field. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

5. Music Theory (traditional)

 

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent in Music Theory or Composition. Strong record of college-level teaching experience and ability in this field. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

6. Class Piano

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of ability to teach class piano. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

7. Applied Music Lessons

Masters or doctorate in specific applied area, or a significant performance career in a professional orchestra or other professional ensemble. Successful teaching and recruiting at the university level. Good professional references. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. You must indicate the instrument you are interested in teaching.

 

8. Music Technology

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of relevant experience in this area. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

9. Music Industry

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent in Music Industry and/or related fields. Strong record of relevant teaching experience in this area. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

10. Media Composition

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent experience in Media Composition. Strong record of relevant teaching experience. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

11. Traditional

Composition

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of college level teaching experience and ability in this area. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references

 

12. Musicianship

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of college level teaching experience and ability in this area. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

13. Orchestral Ensemble

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of ability to conduct an orchestra. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references. Commitment to working with a diverse student population.

 

14. Jazz

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Indicate the specific area(s) within Jazz that you are applying to: combos, big band, theory, arranging. Candidates must have a strong record of teaching in the specified areas. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

15. Vocal Ensemble

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of ability to conduct a choir. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Good professional references.

 

16. Wind Ensemble

Appropriate graduate degree or equivalent. Strong record of ability to conduct a wind ensemble. Good professional references. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

17. Opera Director

Master’s degree in conducting, or equivalency via extensive professional experience. Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Substantial experience as an opera conductor and opera coach. Advanced

ability as a pianist. Expertise in Italian, German, French, and English lyric diction. Responsibilities include: rehearse and conduct CSUN Opera productions; coach cast members on their roles; order and coordinate orchestral music. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

18. Music Therapy

Degree in Music Therapy from an accredited school or the equivalency to the degree as recognized by the American Music Therapy Association. Active in the field of music therapy with at least one year clinical experience. Evidence of clinical music therapy supervision preferred. Good professional references. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

 


Application Process:

Applicants must submit a current resume and a cover letter which describes their contributions to diversity and 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.


Application Deadline:      

For AY 2019 – 2020:  April 30, 2019            

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Steven Thachuk –

General Information:

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 here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at (818) 677-2962.

Part-Time Postion | Piano Technician

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our
values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement
of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse
population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in
candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of
the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban,
comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly
40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and
beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on
California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The
LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more
students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of
the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to
underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the
13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and
hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for
scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for
graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through
them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Music Department Chair, the Piano Technician maintains and cares for
approximately 110 pianos and 2 harpsichords in Cypress and Nordhoff Halls. This incumbent is
responsible for tuning, voicing, action regulation, and general repair of pianos; performs restoration work;
is responsible for inventory and record keeping; purchases parts and supplies using departmental
procurement card; and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Two years of experience in tuning and repairing pianos, harpsichords, and related instruments; which
includes overhauling and rebuilding pianos. Completion of a formal training program which provides the
individual with the knowledge and abilities required of the position may be substituted for the two years of
general tuning and repairing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles of design, construction and mechanical operation of pianos.
Ability to: tune, regulate and voice a piano to the exact tonal qualities and touch desired by various
individual pianists; overhaul and rebuild pianos; tune, regulate and voice a piano to exact specifications;
inspect and diagnose problems, and make minor repairs to pianos and related instruments; and ability to
read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $2364,70 - $4278.30 (PTE)per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $2364.70 - $3575 (PTE), dependent upon qualifications and
experience.

HOURS: Part-Time; 26 hours per week; Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and
weekends.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period

Applications received through March 23, 2020, will be considered in the initial review and review of
applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed
above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of
the University.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link.
NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply
link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
www.csun.edu/careers

Background Check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the
position.

CANRA

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color,
ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy
is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.