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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music Technology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

The Music Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure track Assistant Professor of Music Technology to begin September 12, 2022.

Music Department responsibilities include teaching courses that cover fundamentals of music production, the application of acoustics in music production, using a digital audio workstation, music studio procedure, recording, compositional application of sound synthesis techniques, realization of computer music, and production of electroacoustic music in media.  These courses serve both music majors and students who major in areas such as Liberal Arts in Engineering Studies (LAES), Interdisciplinary Studies in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), and Engineering. Additional responsibilities may include teaching General Education courses in the Music Department.

Other duties typically include but are not limited to: overseeing the Music Department's music technology facilities and equipment, both hardware and software; developing new courses; developing and supervising the annual Capstone production (Electronic Music Showcase featuring new works for electroacoustic media); identifying new funding sources, partnerships and internships; supervising student senior projects; and assisting in the recruitment of students.

Cal Poly is committed to the artist-teacher and teacher-scholar models, in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, engage professionally and artistically in their field, and provide service to the Department, College and University.  Faculty also engage in student mentoring and advising.

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.


Terminal degree in Music Technology, Composition, Audio Engineering, Commercial Music or a related discipline; two or more years of successful university teaching; active performance experience; evidence of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom.  This Assistant Professor of Music Technology search will occur at the same time as a university‐wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to DEI, as well as to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies across the university. If the successful Assistant Professor of Music Technology candidate's research overlaps with DEI-related topics, there will be an opportunity to join and support these university efforts.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. 


Relevant industry experience; doctoral degree. Additional areas of expertise and interest including but not limited to successful outreach work with diverse communities.

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


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.

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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and questions may be sent to


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.


Interested applicants should complete the required online faculty application at and submit to Job #506107. Please attach to your online application the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and unofficial transcripts showing highest degree earned.

In the diversity statement applicants must include a statement of demonstrated commitment to DEI in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience, contributions to DEI efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under ‘other’).  Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official sealed transcript showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with complete files by the review begin date will be given full consideration.



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