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Institution: Humboldt State University

Position: Visiting Faculty in Music Theory and Ear Training

General Information:

Visiting Faculty Position Starting August 2015, Job #7632

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 20, 2015. Early response is encouraged.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state


An earned doctoral degree in Music Theory or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctoral degree completion by appointment date or a M.A./M.M. in Music Theory or related field with substantial teaching experience will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have two or more years of successful theory teaching at the college/university level.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Evidence of successful theory teaching at the college/university level;
- Evidence of successful teaching of Ear Training;
- Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
- Ability and/or interest to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.).

At the 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) is required at time of hire.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Humboldt State University’s Department of Music invites applications for one full-time visiting faculty position in Music Theory and Ear Training for academic year 2015/16. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2015 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2016 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation.

Primary responsibility will be to teach courses in Music Theory and Ear Training. Other courses (such as Music Appreciation, studio lessons, etc.) will be assigned depending upon candidate expertise. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

Salary Range: Salary is dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
- Letter of application addressing the desired qualifications;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Application for Academic Employment:;
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
- Names and contact information of at least 5 professional references (including e-mails).

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7632.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

After initial screening, additional materials may be requested including: a) a video (DVD or weblink) of class instruction; b) representative course outlines and/or syllabi; c) student evaluation summaries; and/or d) letters of reference.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:
Cindy Moyer, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3531

Other Information:

The Department of Music has 8 full-time faculty, 12 part-time faculty, and approximately 150 music majors. The Music Department, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a B.A. degree in Music Education, Performance, Composition and Liberal Arts. For more information, please visit:

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for this position at Humboldt State University is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or another approved CA Live Scan agency. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university. 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. All CSU faculty and staff are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Date Listed: 03/31/2015

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