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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Commercial Media Composition - #22-26

Last Updated: 10/16/22

Job Description

Department: Music

Faculty Hire Number: 22-26

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:

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About the Department:

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The Department of Music at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Commercial Media Composition at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Commercial & Media Writing curriculum, including Media Composition and Media Orchestration. They will also be expected to give private lessons in composition, supervise the required internship program, conduct the Studio Ensemble sight reading lab, and engage in creative activity in commercial visual media (e.g. film, television, gaming, or other media).

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

In addition, the successful candidate shall have:

  • A graduate degree in a discipline appropriate to the position required; terminal degree preferred.
  • College or University-level teaching experience.
  • Professional Experience in commercial music composition (for example, film, games, TV, trailers, music production libraries)
  • Active engagement with contemporary film, television, and other media composition community.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated effective engagement with a racially diverse student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that lead to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Recording and conducting experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to research and mentoring

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

For consideration, applicants must submit the following to the website indicated above:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • The names of three referees who can address the candidate’s teaching, creative activity, and service qualifications to the website in the section above.
  • In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, professional work samples, and work produced through student mentoring.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

CSU 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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting

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Northridge, California, United States