California State University, Fullerton Director of Wind Band Studies Tenure-Track

California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran’s status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Director of Wind Band Studies

The College of the Arts’ School of Music at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Director of Wind Band Studies.  California State University, Fullerton, values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The appointment will begin Fall 2017.

The faculty member will supervise, lead, and direct the Wind Band Studies, University Wind Symphony, and Symphonic Winds. Maintain and develop the graduate conducting studio, coordinate all wind program activities and perform all aspects of recruiting, program outreach, and budget administration. The position also requires working closely with wind and percussion applied faculty and music education faculty to promote positive relationships with regional high school and community college wind music programs and work collaboratively with performance division coordinators and conductors of the Orchestral, Jazz, Keyboard and Vocal programs.

The successful candidate will advise students and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instrumental methods, instrumental literature, conducting pedagogy, music education, and additional music courses in accordance with individual areas of expertise and departmental needs.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, service to the School of Music, University, and community, a record of substantive scholarly and/or creative work that reflects a regional, national, or international profile as distinguished wind conductor and educator, and/or peer-reviewed publications and maintain participation in relevant professional organizations.


  • Terminal Degree; preferred DMA or PhD; ABD’s may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by appointment date;
  • Proven record of success in leading a successful wind band program;
  • Proven record of success in wind ensemble conducting at the university level;
  • Evidence of successful teaching in the classroom and/or in applied music;
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching;
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with a wide a culturally diverse range of students, colleagues, and community; and
  • A background check (including 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


  • Earned Doctoral Degree
  • 5years experience in leading a successful wind and program.
  • Full-time conducting and teaching experience at the High School or University level.

Rank and Salary
This is a full time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.  Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is also offered which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 2017

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to:  to view all job listings and select 9176BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letter of application addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications (if applicable) listed above
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of three professional references
  4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate study
  5. Web links to videos uploaded to You Tube of recent conducted rehearsals and performances.  The video examples must be unedited and accompanied by on-screen information of conductor’s name, repertoire, date, location and ensemble(s).

Successful Candidates contacted by the Search Committee will be required to submit:

  1. Three letters of recommendations (see instructions below)
  2. Additional materials will be required of applicants whose applications are to be given further consideration.

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application, which could be different from your list of three professional references.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Additional materials, including letters of reference will be required of applicants whose applications are to be given further consideration. Do not send additional materials unless requested to do so.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts @  with the subject “Director of Wind Band Studies Search” or call 657-278-3256.

Application Deadline
Application review will begin immediately.  Applications received by December 10, 2016 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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