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California State University, Chico
  • Position Number: 2563197
  • Location: Chico, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

California State University, Chico

Assistant Professor in Music and Theatre Department

Recruitment Number: FA0233

Posting Period:
Initial Review Date November 29, 2021. Complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Department: Music and Theatre

Position Information:
The Assistant Professor in the Music and Theatre Department will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in sound recording and audio engineering and other courses related to the candidate's expertise. They will be required to design and implement a research agenda in the candidate's area of expertise. Potential areas of expertise, for both instruction as well as research interests, could include live performance/theatre audio production and mixing, multimedia production, audio archiving and acoustics, podcasting, and analogue/ legacy equipment and techniques. They will provide direction and leadership for the Recording Arts program (including collaborative curriculum development in the Recording Arts degree program at the undergraduate level) and will serve as the primary advisor for the degree program as well as the supervision of student internships and general service opportunities. Additional responsibilities include co-management/oversight of university recording studios, student studio managers, and advisement for the purchase and maintenance of departmental equipment. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Minimum Education and Experience:
The Department of Music and Theatre seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to collaborating with colleagues and to innovative teaching and mentorship as well as an established professional record within the field of recording arts. An M.A. or extensive professional experience in Recording Arts/Music Technology will be considered. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship/professional creative activity in the field of Recording Arts (Studio & Audio Theory). Candidates that pass an initial screening will be required to submit examples of their recording work.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS:Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to:

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 1082 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Recruitment Preferences:
Preferred candidates include those with teaching experience in higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and social justice as evidenced in their work experience and demonstrate a commitment/experience/willingness to teach and mentor diverse student populations. They should have a demonstrable record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service including significant work with professionalsoftware/consoles/microphones, engineering, mixing and related knowledge of stereo and multi-microphone techniques, digital consoles, signal processing, signal flow, and gain structure. Preferred candidates should be currently working in the field of recording arts with knowledge of present practices, technology, and developments to ensure student preparation and practical skills for a professional career in the music and entertainment industries.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Michael "Rocky" Winslow, Search Committee Chair

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Department: The Department of Music and Theatre offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music with concentrations in Education, Music Industry, Recording Arts, and General Music; a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre; as well as minors in Music, Dance, and Theatre Arts to over 300 majors.
Department faculty have a wide range of teaching and research interests, including cross- disciplinary work. In addition to the coursework offered to majors and minors, the department also participates fully in the General Education, Honors, and Liberal Studies programs.
The Recording Arts Program is uniquely situated in the Department of Music and Theatre in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. It features multiple studio/lab spaces operating 24/7 including two full studios, one mix/dub studio, two mix/edit suites and one electronic music studio, mobile recording capabilities and live sound equipment, an outstanding microphone selection with access to multiple acoustic environments/venues including the newest venue, the HFA Recital Hall with variable acoustics.
The University: As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working in a cross-cultural learning environment. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to build upon our diverse intellectual community. CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda. 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. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:
All positions are contingent on funding

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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