Music

  • Production shot from DON GIOVANNI
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra

Employment Opportunities

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.

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Accompanist (Piano) | Continuous

Job Link: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=70586

Job ID: 7885

Job Title:
Accompanist (Continuous)

Appointment Type:
Temporary

Time Base:
Part-Time

Date Posted:
September 26, 2018

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:
https://cmshr.csun.edu/psc/HNRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/

Description:
Accompanist (Continuous)(JID 7885)
Department of Music
Part-Time / $18.30 - $26.80/hr. 

Major Duties
Under general supervision of the Music Department Chair, the Accompanist serves on an on call basis accompanying students during lessons when necessary. Provides support to recitals for vocal students and wind or string students. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Special training or coursework in piano that would facilitate composing and improvising music and/or coaching and accompanying. Experience which has led to a thorough familiarity with accompanying choral groups and soloists.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge and mastery in one or more of the following: string and wind repertoire; operatic and art song repertoire; fundamentals of harmony and skill in playing one or more musical instruments as accompanist; digital recording; theatre lighting; sound equipment; musical instrument tools; graphic arts software; AV equipment; Microsoft Word and Excel; high competency in performance and coaching for young artists. Ability and specialized skills to: compose or improvise music, and transcribe music from recordings.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The salary range for this classification is: $18.30 - $32.15 per month. 
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $18.30 - $26.80, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Intermittent, on call; Hours and schedule vary.

TEMP: Temporary - renewable, end date to be determined.

General Information
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.

The person holding this position is 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.

How To Apply
Applications are currently being accepted to establish an Accompanist II POOL. Applications for these on-call positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through June 30, 2019 or until an adequate amount of applications have been received.

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.

Applications received prior to October 9, 2018, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
www.csun.edu/careers