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Lecturer-Music PT Pool Position (Mariachi)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Part Time

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.


The Department of Music seeks a part-time lecturer to direct CSUSB’s Mariachi Los Coyotes (MUS 3834) beginning Fall semester 2024. Mariachi Los Coyotes is a recently-established ensemble open to all CSUSB students (of any major) and community members who sing or play violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, harp, guitar, vihuela, or guitarron. The ensemble is also open to high-school students through CSUSB’s Open University Program.


MUS 3834 Mariachi Los Coyotes typically rehearses once per week for 1 hour and 50 minutes, and performs a public recital each semester. There is also the potential to teach or propose related courses (including independent supervision or general-education courses) in the future depending on the instructor’s and students’ interests and the department’s needs.


Candidates should have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Music or the equivalent professional experience performing Mariachi music and directing a Mariachi ensemble. Preference will be given to candidates who hold at minimum a Master’s degree and have prior experience engaging in Mariachi pedagogy.


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 CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB 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 CSUSB 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 CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

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


To find out more about the Department of Music:

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Department Chair

Dr. Lesley Leighton

(909) 537-5467

Mariachi Search Committee Chair

Dr. Kevin Zhang

(909) 537-5861



Please submit:

  1. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter containing
    • A statement on your interest in teaching Mariachi at CSUSB
    • A statement on your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  1. Links to videos or other documentation of past Mariachi performances as an ensemble member or director
  2. A list of three references (names, telephone numbers, and email addresses)

Formal review of applications will Begin on July 1, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Lecturer A  (Range 2) - $5,007-$6,359

Lecturer B  (Range 3) - $5,925-$12,594

Lecturer C  (Range 4) - $6,500-$13,831

Lecturer D  (Range 5) - $8,184-$14,487

CSU Salary Schedule:

A background check (including a 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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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