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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 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 $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. 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 6th 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.

Applied Trumpet

The School of Music in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton is seeking a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Trumpet beginning in the Fall 2019.  The school strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research/creative activities, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

The Department
For over fifty years, the School of Music has been training students for professions in the music field.  CSUF, located about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County, has a legacy of alumni actively engaged within music professions throughout Southern California, the United States, and internationally.  Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966, the School of Music is a comprehensive unit in the College of the Arts and offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in performance of western classical music, jazz, and commercial music; as well as music education, conducting, composition, music theory, piano pedagogy, and music history.  The School of Music serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students, with 21 full-time and 50+ lecturer faculty.  For more information about the school, please visit

The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are to teach applied trumpet to both undergraduate and graduate student; recruiting and maintaining a quality trumpet studio; and serving as coordinator of the brass area (including organizing events and assisting with outreach and recruitment for all brass instruments).  Other responsibilities include coaching chamber music for brass, conducting brass ensembles, and participating in faculty ensembles, in accordance with individual areas of expertise and School of Music needs.  The position also requires working closely with wind applied faculty and music education faculty to promote positive relationships with regional high school and community college music programs.  In addition this position will be expected to participate in advising students; engaging in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working 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 school, college and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader disciplinary community.


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.

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.  Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. 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, based on availability of openings; 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 2019

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 10877BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Cover letter relating to your experience to the required qualifications.
  2. Current Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate study
  4. List of three professional references (names, telephone numbers, email addresses)
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  6. A statement about your teaching experiences, success, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and community
  7. Recent live or studio recordings (CD/DVD recordings or direct hyperlinks to streaming videos) of the applicant performing the following repertoire: Haydn Concerto (1st and 2nd movement) OR Hummel Concerto (1st and 2nd movement), AND Enescu: Legende OR Arutiunian: Concerto, AND a third piece of your choice.

Please Note: During the application review process the search committee may request additional documentation of previous academic and professional work. Do not send additional materials until requested to do so. The finalists for the position will be contacted and are required to submit three current letters of recommendation (see instructions below)

For Finalist only:   On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  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.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at with the subject lined “Brass Search” or call 657-278-3256.

Application Deadline
Application review will begin immediately.  Applications received by January 10, 2019 are assured full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. Multiple positions maybe 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 Revised July 21, 2017 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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 Last Published 4/5/19