Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies
Department: CLA-Music (108300)
College/Division: CLA-College of Liberal Arts
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor - Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies in the Music Department, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 7, 2017.
The successful candidate will conduct multiple ensembles of music majors and non-majors, serve as the administrator of an active choral program as part of a comprehensive university music program, oversee vocal studies as part of the Music Major, teach appropriate academic courses, and collaborate with other ensembles and faculty. Past collaborations have included premieres of faculty works; joint concerts with the Arab Music Ensemble, Symphony, and Wind Ensemble; student opera productions; and the department's annual "Bach Week."
Although Cal Poly is primarily a teaching university, our faculty are expected to balance teaching with active professional development, student supervision and advising, and participation in service activities at the department and college/university level. The teaching load averages 12 units per quarter (with course load reductions in each of the first two years to help establish professional development activities) with correspondingly reasonable expectations for scholarship and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to (or potential for) teaching excellence and scholarly/artistic activity at the university level. The department is committed to the teacher-scholar and artist-teacher models. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars/artists, faculty should be engaged in work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.
The department is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly/artistic work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and must be committed to recruit students from diverse backgrounds.
The Music Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Music, and provides opportunities for personal enrichment to students from all other departments of the University as well. It serves as a cultural center for both the University and community through a program of public performances by student and faculty groups and through department-sponsored concerts, workshops, and lectures.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in music and can demonstrate excellence in recent undergraduate teaching. ABD candidates will be considered with degree completion expected before the position start date of September 7, 2017. At least two years of successful experience conducting advanced vocal ensembles is required. The cover letter should address the ability to contribute in other areas within the Music Department.
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.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Review Begin Date: 11-18-2016
Requisition Number: 104215
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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