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Assistant Professor of Voice

Apply now Job no: 516146
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

School of Music
College of the Arts
Assistant Professor
Fall 2023

The School of Music at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position in Voice with appointment to begin Fall 2023.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Position
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate voice students, which may include courses in vocal pedagogy, vocal workshops, diction, and song and opera literature, depending on department needs; share in departmental responsibilities, including student advisement, recruitment activities, auditions and juries, and committee service; and continue scholarship and/or creative development at a regional/ national/ international level. Must have a strong commitment to excellence and a record of successful voice teaching. It is expected that the successful candidate will be an active performer and remain active in the professional field while teaching in the college environment and/or continue a record of scholarship through peer-reviewed publications, master classes and lectures.

Required Qualifications 

  • Terminal degree in music or MM with commensurate experience
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Proven record of voice teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues, including marginalized social groups

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Soprano or mezzo-soprano
  • Proven artistry as a performer
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students

Application
A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position #516146, and provide the following required materials:

  • cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • research and/or creative activities statement
  • teaching statement 
  • link to recent solo performance(s), approx. 30 minutes, do not send individual video files
  • unofficial transcripts from all previously attended colleges/ universities/ conservatories
  • candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
    • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • a list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation that specifically address the candidate’s qualifications for the position. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application should you become a finalist. At the appropriate time in the search process, finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Referents will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. Finalists will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Mark Goodrich, Voice Search Committee Chair, mgoodrich@fullerton.edu, 657‐278‐3305.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 31, 2022. The anticipated appointment date is August 2023. 

The College and Department
The College of the Arts is a destination of choice for students seeking the highest quality training in the visual and performing arts. We take great pride in our role as a college of regional focus with national impact. Locally, the College serves as an academic and cultural resource for the community. Nationally, our alumni contribute to the thriving creative economy as artists, educators, performers, and professionals. We are leaders in arts education, marked by our continuous national accreditation in all four areas – Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. At Cal State Fullerton, our motto is “Titans reach higher.” In the College of the Arts, not only do we reach higher, we reach forward to shape the future of the arts in new and innovative ways. For more information about the College of the Arts, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/

The School of Music in the College of the Arts is a school of artistry, community, and distinction. Our mission is to provide a vibrant learning environment that encourages individual achievement and artistic expression. Music is key to what makes us human—an expression of our creative beings. We daily and collectively engage our creative humanity as performers, composers, researchers, teachers, and students. Together, we collaborate, inspire, discover, reflect, mentor, innovate, and create. The curriculum provides preparation for careers in music, music education, or further graduate study. We offer a variety of degree programs and concentrations that balance theoretic and applied learning. Artist-teachers offer instruction in all aspects of performance; practicing composers and theorists teach courses in theory and composition; active musicologists provide instruction in history and literature; and specialists in music education teach the courses in that field. Our goal is to develop each student’s musical and intellectual potential to the highest level of individual capability. Our school has been fully and continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966. For more information about the School of Music, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/

Additional Information 

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@fullerton.edu.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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