Full-time Lecturer - Director of Marching Band (School of Music)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Temporary, Full Time

COLLEGE: Arts & Letters

DEPARTMENT: School of Music

POSITION TITLE: Lectureship Position in Marching Band & Athletic Bands


The Sacramento State School of Music is a tightly knit community of experienced, accomplished, and passionate teachers, performers, conductors, composers, scholars, and support staff. Its students receive a comprehensive and rigorous music education while enjoying the many benefits of studying in a major liberal arts institution.  

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The School of Music at Sacramento State seeks applications for a full-time lecturer position as Director of Marching & Athletic Bands.  This is a temporary lectureship with a start date of August 23, 2023. This full-time, temporary, non-tenure-track appointment, which is not a probationary position, will have an initial appointment for one year and will terminate at the end of the 2023/24 academic year, and does not establish consideration for subsequent appointments or any further appointment rights. However, this lectureship may be renewed annually dependent upon satisfactory performance, curricular needs, student enrollment, and budgetary considerations.  A decision concerning extension of the appointment will be made at the end of the first year and annually thereafter. 

Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional and/or teaching experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:

Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056

Lecturer B: $5,406-$11,994

Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172

Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797


Design the elements and teach the Marching Band’s presentations in pregame and halftime performances at football games and special events 

• Direct the Pep Band, Winter Percussion group, and the Winter Guard 
• Active recruiting at Sacramento State, high schools, and community colleges 
• Administration of marching and athletic band program 
• Develop/sustain marching/athletic bands, management of budgets and equipment, fund-raising, grant-writing, and touring  


• Earned master’s degree in music (M.A. or M.M.) or equivalent experience 
• Three years Marching Band teaching experience at high school or collegiate level 
• Strong background as a creative designer marching band director with demonstrable potential to teach successfully at the collegiate level  
• Ability to work with a diverse student population and to embrace cultural diversity in their work  
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff colleagues  


• Record of success at marching band competitions  
• Experience as an innovative and skilled instructor of record at the collegiate level  
• Evidence of ability and interest in student recruitment and community outreach 
• Experience with administrative duties, budget managing, travel, logistics, and fundraising 


Review of applications begins on June 5, 2023; position remains open until filled. Applicants must submit:  
• A letter of interest referencing the position of Lectureship in Marching Band & Athletic Bands 
• A detailed curriculum vita listing qualifications and teaching experience  
• Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position 
• A statement with examples of your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and service  
• A statement of teaching philosophy  
• A portfolio document including link(s) to YouTube videos of performances of groups under your direction 
• The names, titles, and email addresses of at least three professional references who may be contacted. 

Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications.  

Please direct specific questions about the position to Stephen Blumberg,


The Sacramento State School of Music supports and strives to fulfill Sacramento State’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Applicants should demonstrate through their service, teaching, and scholarship a commitment to serving women, first-generation college students, socially marginalized groups, and students with intersectional ethnic and gender identities. We seek a colleague who shows increasing competence in creating inclusive learning environments, actively engaging the campus and Sacramento communities, and participating in cross-disciplinary work. We are committed to diversifying our faculty and encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. For more information on our values and commitments, please read our Inclusive Excellence Statement and Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan at, as well as our Anchor University Initiative at    

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

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Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. (updated May 2023)

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agent for non-tenure track (temporary/lecturer) faculty for the H1-B Visa.

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