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Assistant Professor of Music

Apply now Job no: 509155
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Classification:  Academic Year Faculty
Priority Screening Date:  January 31, 2022
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled
Appointment Date:  Fall 2022 

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (CAHSS) is proud to announce its first Download FileDEI-focused cluster hire to diversify its faculty and promote inclusive teaching strategies.  These faculty will contribute to the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals in their departments and colleges, the University and the community.


The Department of Music & Performing Arts (MPA) at CSUMB invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music to begin August 2022. We seek a candidate with a specialty in African American, African, and/or African-diasporic musical cultures in subfields including but not limited to:

  • Composition and/or Songwriting
  • Jazz and/or Popular Music Studies
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Technology

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the classroom and in higher education, who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, and who have engaged in teaching, creative scholarship, professional, and/or public service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can include pedagogical strategies that contribute to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.


  • Teach lower and upper-division courses
  • Conduct scholarly and/or creative activities
  • Service on Department, College, and University Committees
  • Commitment to developing a relevant, contemporary curriculum


  • M.A. or Ph.D. / D.M.A. in Music or a related field, or six years’ professional experience that consists of a national or international record of performances, recordings and/or exhibitions, or substantive, relevant industry experience at the managerial level; Degree requirements expected to be completed by the time of appointment (August 2022)
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship and/or creative practice that would warrant tenure and promotion
  • Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses, including evidence of potential for teaching in a lower-division music theory and musicianship core sequence


  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Basic fluency in concepts and vocabulary of music technology
  • Experience teaching in and/or coordinating a lower-division music theory and musicianship core sequence
  • Experience cultivating 21st century business skills through engagement with traditional business, entrepreneurial, and/or do-it-yourself strategies for music performance, marketing, contracts, revenue streams, and/or touring


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  For more information, visit: CSU Benefits Summary.  Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.


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).

Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at 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.

Required Documentation:

  1. A completed CSUMB Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A cover letter (no more than 5 pages) that includes:
    1. A discussion of one’s teaching philosophy
    2. Diversity Statement in response to the CSUMB Vision Statement
    3. List of courses previously taught
  4. Three examples of scholarship and creative practice (writings, performance videos, audio recording, scores, recent publications) submitted as a single PDF with links

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB 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 and questions may be sent to

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.   We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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