African American Musicologist
The Assistant Professor position in Ethnomusicology is responsible for teaching about African American culture, music, and music history courses to undergraduate majors; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant's strengths and African American Studies’ Department needs; engaging in scholarly/creative activities leading to national visibility and contributing to a university vision on internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration; advising African American Studies’ Department majors; and providing appropriate university service.
The successful candidate will take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding African American experience in the United States and should be able to offer a broad range of courses, including introductory surveys of race and ethnicity in America, and upper division classes in her or his area of specialty. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publication, and participation in the broader disciplinary community.
The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of a creative, energetic faculty building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate will be eager to join with colleagues in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways enabling students to acquire a transformative education on the way to a college degree.
- Doctorate in Ethnomusicology
- Evidence of energy, creativity, and a commitment to joining with colleagues in building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary department.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level
- Must be an energetic, dynamic, outstanding musician/teacher
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.
- Specialist in African American music
- Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies to promote student learning. A record of successful teaching experience is highly desirable.
- A broad historical view of African American race and social relations.
Rank and Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience. CSU Fullerton operates on a semester system that enables faculty to teach during the summer for additional salary, and/or apply for intramural grants to do research during these months. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/Benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf
Job Control Number
Send a letter of application describing teaching and research experience and interests in African American or Ethnic Studies, vita, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three recent letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Alexandro José Gradilla, Chair
African American Studies Department
California State University, Fullerton
PO Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by November 15, 2012, in order to ensure full consideration. The search committee will review applicants and interview prospective candidates. Position is open until filled.
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.
Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
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