Music and Theatre (22/23 AH 05)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Museum and Arts

Job Description

Job#: 22/23 AH 05

Position: Assistant Professor of Music (Elementary Music Education)

Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2022/2023
Available: August 2022

Location: Department of Music and Theatre (9 MUS)
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Joel Haney
Chair, Elementary Music Education Search Committee
Email: | Phone: (661) 654-2541

Deadline: The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree-granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Music and Theatre within the School of Arts and Humanities at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

School Information: Comprised of seven departments (Art & Art History, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages & Literatures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy & Religious Studies), the School of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Bakersfield, provides thriving academic degree programs to approximately 1,000 students as well as core areas of General Education for the approximately 11,000 students at the university. In addition to classroom instruction, the departments in the School host art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts as well as "The Runner" (the Student Newspaper) and student broadcasting programs. Departments often invite distinguished visiting artists and speakers to present to university-wide audiences. Students benefit from high-impact practices in the School (including opportunities for Undergraduate Research). The School also offers three M.A. programs (English, History, and Spanish). Lastly, the School houses the Institute for Basque Studies, the Public History Institute, and the Institute for Religion, Education, and Public Policy (all of which also link to the broader community in Kern County).

Department Information: Housed in the Department of Music and Theatre, the California State University, Bakersfield Music Program seeks to develop knowledgeable, skilled musicians and audiences through high-quality musical experiences, deep exploration of musical topics, and musical service to the community. The NASM-accredited program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with emphases in Music Education and General Music; a Music minor; and curricular support for the Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) Program. The Music Program enhances the cultural environment of the region through wind band, orchestra, choir, and jazz concerts, as well as recitals, workshops, festivals, and sponsoring guest artists. Each summer, it hosts the CSUB Kodály Institute, a certificate-granting program endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators. For more information on the CSUB Music Program, please visit our website at

Position Description: The successful candidate will teach music education courses to majors and non-majors and provide academic and project advising. Additional duties may be assigned in relation to departmental needs and the interests and preparation of the candidate. These may include supervising student teachers and directing an ensemble related to the candidate's expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ongoing, distinguished record of teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in music with significant professional experience in education.
• Holds or has held the music teaching certification.
• Record of successful K-8 teaching.
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in music education.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.
• Commitment to building community relationships.
• Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly/creative and professional record.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in music education.
• Ability to supervise student teachers.
• Ability to direct choral or instrumental ensembles.
• Experience with the Kodály Method.

Application: Please send to
• Cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement.
• Current curriculum vitae.
• Graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
• One- to two-page statement discussing teaching philosophy.
• Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.
• Link to a 15- to 20-minute continuous/unedited video recording of a lesson with K-8 students, or a session of a college course intended for pre-service music teachers.
• Three current letters of recommendation.

Compensation: Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. CSUB offers a generous benefits package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reported: 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.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at:

EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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