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The Music & Performing Arts Department at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Ethnomusicology with expertise in jazz, hip hop, and/or one or more musics of the African diaspora, to begin Fall Semester 2019. The emphasis of this new position is on interdisciplinary, integrated approaches to scholarship and practice. The successful candidate will assume a reduced teaching load and the chairship of the department in their first semester of appointment, continuing for a minimum of three consecutive academic years. CSUMB is committed to the diversity of our campus community, and candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity. The ideal scholar-practitioner will bring a critical intellectual approach to the literature and practice of one or more musical traditions, demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and hold an interest in innovative collaboration with faculty and students from a variety of departments and backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of published ethnomusicology research who demonstrate understanding of the CSUMB Founding Vision Statement and an ability to flexibly support (1) a music major core based on written, musicianship, and keyboard skills in common practice western notation; (2) general education courses for non-majors; and (3) courses in their individual areas of expertise.
Teach lower- and upper-division courses, which may include independent studies
Develop and teach general education courses
Commitment to developing a relevant, contemporary curriculum
Typical teaching load as defined by CSU-wide standards (12 credits per semester or 6 while chairing)
Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology or a closely related field from an accredited doctoral program
Established record of ethnomusicology scholarship published in peer-reviewed academic journals
Established record of robust creative performance, improvisation, and/or compositional practice, in meaningful discourse with above scholarship
Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
Candidates should have achieved the rank of Associate Professor
Fluency in basic computer office, internet, and collaborative skills
Demonstrated leadership experience and skill in faculty self-governance and/or department administration
Basic fluency in reading, writing, and digitally engraving Common Western Music Notation
Expert fluency in concepts and vocabulary of western music theory
Special Conditions of Employment:
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.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location.
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Quick Link for Job Posting: 4471
Internal Number: 4471
About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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