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Assistant or Associate Professor in Opera Studies (Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track) - California State University, Fullerton

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Fullerton, CA
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Opera Studies (Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track)
Deadline: January 18, 2021
Posted: December 1, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The School of Music in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Opera Studies with an appointment to begin Fall 2021.

The primary responsibilities of this instructional faculty would be supervising, directing, musical coaching, and preparing the school's opera productions, in addition to program outreach, recruitment, and administrative duties, such as fundraising and overseeing production budgets. Other responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in song and opera literature, diction, and additional music courses in accordance with individual areas of expertise and departmental needs. The position requires working closely with applied voice and music education faculty and staff to promote positive, sustained relationships with regional high school and community college vocal music programs and work collaboratively with area coordinators of the Vocal, Orchestral, Jazz, and Keyboard programs. In addition, the person in this position will be expected to participate in advising students; engage in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participate in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintain office hours; and work collaboratively and productively with colleagues. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to the school, college and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader discipline’s communities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Terminal degree (MFA, DMA, Ph.D.) by the time of appointment, or a significant national/international professional career in the opera field

Evidence of leading a successful university opera program

Evidence of a broad and thorough knowledge of operatic repertoire appropriate to both developing and pre-professional artists

Evidence of leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills as demonstrated through successful recruitment and outreach efforts

Evidence of successful college-level teaching using systematic instruction of song and opera literature classes, and foreign language diction classes (utilizing the International Phonetics Alphabet)

Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, creative activity/scholarship, and service

Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and communities

Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first‐generation college students

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Heather Guzman (

Employer Profile

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.