Assistant Professor – Jazz Studies – #20-15

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Northridge, CA

Department: Music
Faculty Hire Number: 20-15
Rank: Assistant Professor, Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Commensurate with background and qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. 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

About the College:
For more information about the College visit: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication

About the Department:
For more information about the department, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music

Responsibilities:
The CSUN Department of Music seeks an individual to serve as Director of Jazz Studies for our internationally renowned and award-winning jazz program. In addition to providing artistic and teaching leadership in the area, you will be expected to maintain the public profile of the jazz program.

The primary responsibilities include overseeing and possibly conducting jazz ensembles or jazz combos and teaching undergraduate students in subjects such as applied jazz lessons, improvisation, arranging, jazz history, composition or theory depending on qualifications and interest. You will engage in the academic advisement of current students and the communication and recruitment of prospective students on the local, state and national levels. Additionally, you will participate in program development, active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities, participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively with colleagues.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Qualifications:
Terminal degree (MFA, DMA, PhD) by the time of appointment is desired. A Master’s degree with significant national/international professional career in the jazz field will be considered. Successful college-level teaching in the jazz music field including leading major ensembles and teaching jazz courses. Additional experience may include evidence of experience working in a professional setting as either a performer, and/or arranger/composer. Experience in recruitment and outreach. Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, creative activities/scholarship, and service. Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and communities. Located in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, CSUN is a learning centered university that is regionally focused and nationally recognized with a student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area. A demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student population is preferred. You will join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, you must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

How to apply

Screening of applications will begin on October 4, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on student success, and a list of at least three professional references that include e-mail and phone contact information to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67823

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: http://www.csun.edu

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 Department of Music at (818) 677-3184.

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.