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Institution: California State University, Sacramento

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

This is a full-time tenure-track Music Theory position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.


- Doctoral degree in Music with concentration in theory, composition or music technology.
ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the
doctorate by August 2017.
- Extensive background in the pedagogy of music theory.
- Experience as a teacher of music theory and musicianship at the undergraduate level.
- Experience in research and/or creative activity.
- Evidence of publications and/or performances of original compositions.
- Ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Sufficient level of facility at the keyboard to freely incorporate its use in teaching theory and
- Up-to-date knowledge of and facility with music technology resources for theory and
musicianship pedagogy.

- Ability to coordinate undergraduate theory and musicianship program.
- Experience as teacher of music theory at the graduate level.
- Evidence of ability to direct research for graduate theses.
- Evidence of potential for continued development as a teacher-scholar.
- Evidence of ability to teach a full range of music theory courses at both undergraduate and
graduate level.
- Evidence of ability to teach general education, research methods.
- Evidence of ability to collaborate successfully in a team environment.
- Evidence of ability to provide community outreach.
- Evidence of ability and willingness to serve on committees within the School of Music as well
as at the college and university levels.
- Evidence of the ability to provide student advising.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

- Teach and coordinate a full range of music theory courses at the undergraduate and
graduate level.
- Potential for continued development in a related field of specialization and teach related
courses as assigned.
- Provide student advising, community outreach, service to the School of Music and university,
and maintain an active program of scholarly and creative activities.
- Secondary assignments may include music technology or applied instruction as appropriate
to the candidate\'s abilities and the School of Music\'s needs.

Salary Range: Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Items to Send:

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter (include statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests.)
2. Current curriculum vita/resume
3. The names and contact information of at least three recent professional references
4. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required if
invited for interview/upon hire).

Deadline: December 1, 2016


CSU, Sacramento
School of Music
6000 J Street, MS 6015
Sacramento, CA 95819
Office: 916-278-5191
Fax: 916-278-7217

Other Information:

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Background Check:A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Date Listed: 04/26/2017

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