INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION (STRINGS)
POSITION: Instrumental Music Education (Strings) (Posting #16185)
RANK & SALARY: Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with training and experience.
INITIAL CONTRACT: September 16, 2017, through June 15, 2020
DUTIES: The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is seeking a dynamic teacher and researcher to provide leadership in music education and string/orchestral instrumental music for the state, region, and nation. Primary responsibilities for the position will include (1) teaching music education courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels including String Materials, String Pedagogy, String Techniques, and String Methods; (2) coordinating and supervising student teacher field experiences and practica; and (3) supervising graduate and undergraduate research. Other courses assigned are dependent upon candidate’s expertise and area needs and may include Music Education Research Methods, Curricular Strategies, Classroom Management, Psychology of Music, Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques, or instrumental ensemble direction. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in student recruitment and advising graduate and undergraduate students. Position provides opportunities for summer session course instruction and development. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of research/scholarly and creative activities, serve on committees, and perform other appropriate university and professional service.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Doctorate in music required by Fall 2017. At least one degree must be in music education. An exemplary record of teaching instrumental music (strings) in secondary schools for a minimum of three years is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional maturity and desire to establish good relationships with the secondary schools and state and national professional music organizations. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of publication/research and the ability to produce scholarly writing and research presentations sufficient to achieve tenure. We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.
Preferred: Doctorate in music education. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.
MUSIC PROGRAM: The music program has an enrollment of approximately 400 music majors and a faculty and staff of nearly 100, plus 70 graduate teaching fellows. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music education are offered including a B.M.M.E, M.M., and Ph.D. The music education program has consistently placed 100% of its graduates in teaching positions for more than two decades. The school is designated as the only full-range professional school of music and dance in the state of Oregon.
PROCEDURE: Interested and qualified candidates should send a single PDF containing (1) a letter of application that describes applicant’s experience and strengths in meeting required skills and experiences as well as any preferred qualifications, (2) current résumé/curriculum vitae, and (3) an example of professional or scholarly writing. Label the PDF using the applicant’s last name and posting no.16185 as the document title (e.g., Smith_16185.pdf) and e-mail it to email@example.com. Please reference posting no.16185 and the applicant's last name in the subject of the email.
(4) Applicants must also send either on a separate page of the application PDF links to—or mail a USB flash drive with—unedited video recordings of recent classroom teaching/rehearsing.
In addition, at least three recent professional letters of recommendation must be sent by the writers directly to the search committee (packets such as Interfolio are acceptable). Reference writers are encouraged to create a PDF with a similar document title (e.g., Smith_16185_letter.pdf) sent to the same email address.
USB Flash Drives should be mailed to the following address:
Chair, Instrumental Music Education (Strings) Search Committee
School of Music and Dance
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1225
DEADLINE: To ensure consideration, all application materials should be received by November 14, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.
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