Assistant Professor – Vocal Arts/Opera – #20-14



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Job description

Northridge, CA

Department: Music
Faculty Hire Number: 20-14
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.

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Doctorate in vocal performance desired. A master’s degree with extensive national or international professional performing experience will be considered. Evidence of previous successful university-level teaching required. Previous experience as an opera director or head of a university opera program preferred.

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.

The successful candidate will be expected to 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.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with a diverse student population.

At 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.

The successful candidate will serve as Coordinator/Head of the Vocal Arts area. In addition to teaching Applied Voice, the candidate will be expected to administer CSUN Opera Theater with colleagues, direct Opera Workshop and to teach foreign language diction courses or Vocal Pedagogy when required as well as to direct on-campus opera productions as needed.

Responsibilities include advising prospective and continuing students, coordinating student entrance auditions, coordinating vocal juries, supervising recitals and serving on graduate committees.

The standard teaching load at Northridge for a full-time faculty is 12 units a semester, combining teaching, administrative meetings and university service.

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

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.

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:

General Information:
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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.