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Institution: Humboldt State University

Position: Visiting Faculty

General Information:

Humboldt State University's Department of Music invites applications for one full-time Visiting Faculty appointment in Music Theory and Ear Training for academic year 2016/2017. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2016 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2017 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation.

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 or equivalent in Music Theory or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward terminal degree complete by appointment date or a MA/MM in Music Theory or related field and 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 (major, general education, 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. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit:

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to teach courses in Music Theory and Ear Training. Other courses (such as Music Appreciation, Orchestration, studio lessons, etc.) will be assigned depending upon candidate expertise and department need. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of visiting faculty are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

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

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. These materials may include the following: 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. Other evidence, such as teaching schedules and employer evaluations are often helpful to the search process, and may be submitted along with any requested materials.

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7676.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 23, 2016. Early response is encouraged.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Music, or Humboldt State University to:

Dr. Cindy Moyer, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3531

Other Information:

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

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefit plans can be found at:

The Department of Music has 8 full-time faculty, 12 part-time faculty, and approximately 100 music majors. The Music Department, a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, Performance, Composition and Liberal Arts. For more information, please visit:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information.Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees 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. 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.

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. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

Date Listed: 03/01/2016

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