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Institution: California State University, East Bay

Position: Assistant Professor

General Information:

Start Date: Fall Semester, 2018


PhD, DM, or DMA in music theory or composition required at the time of appointment. Experience teaching music theory or composition is required. Evidence of scholarly activity (presentations and publications) and/or professional activities (performances or recordings) is also required. Experience teaching music technology or audio production preferred. Successful teaching experience at the university level, as well as expertise teaching counterpoint, orchestration, analysis, musicianship, or other special topics is preferred. Supervision of graduate research or background in musicianship methods (such as Kodaly, Dalcroze, or Orff), and evidence of innovative teaching practices is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will lead and direct the areas of musicianship, composition, and music technology across the department and its curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Coursework assignments may include music theory (including aural skills); applied composition; music technology and audio production (including the development of new offerings); and specialized advanced coursework in counterpoint, orchestration, analysis, or special topics based on the candidate’s areas of expertise and departmental needs. Other coursework taught as assigned by the department chair.

The successful candidate will oversee the music computer lab and may also supervise graduate research. The candidate will also contribute to department recruiting activities and efforts. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Salary Range: Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

Items to Send:

Application review will begin October 2, 2017. The position will be considered open until filled. Please submit all of the following via Interfolio (see “Apply Now,” below):

§ Letter of application addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement;
§ Complete and current vita (CV);
§ Three (3) letters of recommendation;
§ Transcripts (highest degree).

Applicants are encouraged to include links to scores and/or recordings in their CVs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how they engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

Deadline: open until filled


Other Information:

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 15,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. For the past three years our campus has been the recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. The University's main campus is in Hayward, with branches in Contra Costa County, Online and in Oakland, California. Our 900+ faculty offer bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, minors in 51 fields, master's degrees in 33 fields, 9 credentials programs, 12 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, will become smoke and tobacco-free effective September 1, 2017.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Music Department, part of the School of Arts and Media, is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering the Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in Music. There are approximately 120 majors, five full-time and 30 part-time faculty. To learn more about the department, visit

Date Listed: 07/25/2017

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