Full-Time Lecturer AY - Music (AY 23/24)

California Polytechnic State University
June 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$4,530-$6,056
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Full-Time Lecturer AY - Music (AY 23/24)

Apply now Job no: 527119 Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer Location: San Luis Obispo Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time


MUSIC - The Music Department, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, seeks an engaging teacher for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement position in music theory and musicianship (aural skills). This lecturer appointment will be for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning September 14, 2023. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Classes to be taught will include Music Theory I-IV (Diatonic Materials, Chromatic Materials, Advanced Chromaticism, and Contemporary Practices), Musicianship I-VI, and additional courses such as Orchestration, Counterpoint, and/or Introduction to Composition.

Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:

Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056 Lecturer B: $5,405-$11,994 Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172 Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) sees diversity as central to its mission and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment within the college and university. We value our diversity of complex and intersecting identities, while striving to maintain an environment that is socially just, equitable, respectful, and inclusive. The successful applicant should be able to clearly demonstrate how they have infused these values and student learning objectives into their work. They should be prepared to present clear examples for how they would infuse these areas into their work as a faculty member.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


A master's degree in music theory, music composition, or a related field is required as well as evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level.


An earned doctorate in music theory, music composition, or a related field is preferred; advanced ABD candidates will also be given preference.

Preference will be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities. Preference will also be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.


All CSU employees are designated "mandated reporters" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. As a condition of your employment, you will be required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 and any subsequent amendments.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.


The Music Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Music, and provides opportunities for personal enrichment to students from all other departments of the University as well. It serves as a cultural center for both the University and community through a program of public performances by student and faculty groups and through department-sponsored concerts, workshops, and lectures.


A complete application will include the following:

(1) Cover letter

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) DEI statement describing how you would demonstrate a commitment in these areas as an instructor at Cal Poly

(3) unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

(4) Please upload your teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations

(4) Link(s) to a teaching video of an undergraduate music theory and/or musicianship class (examples of both are preferred) via YouTube, Vimeo, or a personal webpage.

Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the people listed by applicants. For full consideration apply by the REVIEW BEGIN DATE: June 5, 2023. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment.

Send any materials that cannot be attached to the online application to: Alicia M Doyle, Chair, Music Department, Cal Poly State University, [email protected].

For questions, please contact the Music Department by phone at (805) 756-2406 or by email at [email protected].

Advertised: May 04, 2023 (3:30 PM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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