Job Details

California State University, Fresno
  • Position Number: 2013876
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Music

Flute - Assistant Professor

Job No: 497732
Work Type: Instructional Faculty Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Probationary, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno

College of Arts & Humanities

Department of Music

Title: Flute

Rank: Assistant Professor

Status: Tenure Track

Start: Fall 2021 (August 2021)

The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor of Flute. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and scholarly activities will be in the area of Flute instruction and Flute ensemble, with a secondary focus such as, but not limited to; Music Theory, Ear Training, Music History, Music Appreciation, Music Technology, World Music, or another area of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on background with a secondary area of focus that aligns with the candidate's skills, interests, and the Department's needs.

Active recruitment of flute students and building the flute studio is expected. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a positive relationship with music educators in the region, including active participation in local, regional, state, and national music organizations. Typical workload is 15 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester, generally comprising 12 WTUs of instruction and 3 WTUs of non-instructional responsibilities, including departmental, college, and university committee service. Service learning, student learning outcomes, and assessments are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
  1. An earned doctorate (D.M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.) in Music is required. The masters and/or the doctorate must be in Flute Performance.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2021.

Required Experience:
  1. Documented teaching experience of flute at the undergraduate level or equivalent.
  2. Active as an accomplished professional flutist with demonstrable expertise and experience as a soloist and ensemble member.
  3. A well-articulated agenda for research, scholarship, and creative activity in flute.
  4. Demonstrable organizational and communication skills necessary to excel in an academic setting and to recruit flute students.
  5. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Experience:
  1. Documented teaching experience of flute at the undergraduate level or equivalent for a minimum of two years.
  2. Documented teaching experience of any of the following, including but not limited to; Music Theory, Ear Training, Music History, Music Appreciation, Music Technology, World Music, or another area of expertise; at the undergraduate level or equivalent.
  3. Documented performance and coaching experience of chamber ensemble at the undergraduate level or secondary school.
  4. Documented involvement in local, regional, state, national, and/or international music organizations such as, but not limited to, the National Flute Association and other associated professional organizations.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/2/2020; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2021. Apply online at

Attach the following:
  1. a cover letter specifically addressing how the candidate fulfills each element of the required experience and preferred qualifications listed above.
  2. a curriculum vitae.
  3. a list of three professional references.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional video recordings including:
  1. 10 minutes of solo performance.
  2. 10 minutes of teaching a flute lesson.
  3. 10 minutes of teaching a theory class, ear-training, music history, music appreciation, music technology, World music, or area of expertise.
  4. 5 minutes of a chamber music performance.
  5. An additional referent that will be able to address the candidate's secondary focus in either music theory, ear-training, music history, music technology, World music, or another area of expertise.

All finalists will receive a request to send official transcripts from all relevant educational programs. In addition, your four professional references will be asked to submit current letters of recommendation.

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair: Mr. Steve McKeithen
Department of Music
College of Arts & Humanities

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department:

The Department of Music at Fresno State was one of the original departments when the university was founded in 1911, and continues to be a leader in music education and artistic performance in the Central Valley and the state at large. The Department of Music has a performance schedule of over 150 performances a year that includes landmark symphonic and choral works, operas, festivals and master classes. The Department of Music provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in music for those planning for professional careers as music educators, performers, composers, conductors, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees.

Other Campus Information:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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