The exemplary applicant for this position is an outstanding artist/scholar/teacher and an experienced administrator with a forward-looking vision. We seek an individual who is deeply committed to supporting excellence across all music disciplines in a collaborative manner and who shares CSUF values and dedication to building a diverse, collegial community. Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community demonstrated through strength in teaching, research and service will be strongly considered.
The ideal candidate is an artist/scholar who can demonstrate a successful teaching and leadership record in a university setting and who displays high energy, research/creative excellence, and a commitment to inclusion, equity-minded student success, technology, collaboration, and program development. The successful candidate will lead the way in defining and implementing a vision for the School of Music, with the goal of enhancing its strengths and keeping it competitive with respect to today’s changing academic climate and the challenges newly confronting higher education, particularly in the arts and humanities. The Director will seek the advice and recommendation of their colleagues while conducting School of Music affairs in a collaborative and democratic manner. The Director is typically appointed for a three-year term, with opportunities for re-appointment based on departmental election.
Terminal degree in a music discipline, or its equivalent, and a record of excellence in teaching, and scholarly and/or creative activity in music
Currently tenured as Associate Professor of Music or Professor of Music
Evidence of strong leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills, including shared governance
Evidence demonstrating the ability to actively foster and work effectively with a diverse constituency, including students, faculty, staff, and administration, as well as the public
Evidence of effective strategies for recruitment and retention of highly qualified music majors.
Evidence of successful fundraising and/or community engagement activities
Substantial experience in budgetary matters, including the ability to oversee and administer scholarship awards, grants, and endowment funds
Knowledge of and understanding of the California State University system’s policies and procedures
Strong record of service in an academic setting
Experience working with the National Association of Schools of Music accreditation process
Experience managing a large administrative and technical staff
Experience working within a collective bargaining environment
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.