Assistant Professor of Teaching: Music Theory | Oregon State University Job at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • Oregon State University
  • Corvallis, OR

Job Description

Internal Job Number: P07934UF


The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts ( SVPDA ) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE ), 9-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Music Theory position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

Appointment at the Assistant rank is anticipated; however, appointment at a promoted rank may be considered depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Candidates must demonstrate potential for successful undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarly productivity. One or more years of full-time teaching experience (beyond the graduate assistant level) is preferred, as is a secondary area of expertise such as composition, performance, music education, or music technology.

The faculty member appointed will teach core music theory and aural skills classes and will help to develop and maintain the music theory curriculum. Opportunities will exist for teaching advanced-level music classes as well as colloquia in OSU's Honors College. We anticipate that the person in this position will bring a broad range of expertise, repertoires, and methodologies to the role and will contribute to the diversity of curriculum and research in the School. Cross-disciplinary collaborations in teaching and research is encouraged. The faculty member in this role will be expected to maintain an active scholarly output and profile.

Oregon State University offers rigorous programs in music performance, music education, and music technology and production leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Music degree; minors in music, production, and performance; and an online major in Contemporary Music Industry through OSU's highly regarded Ecampus. The arts are uniquely and prominently featured at OSU , with new opportunities emerging in the Huang Collaborative Innovation Center's Extended Reality Theatre and the opening of the Patricia Valian Reser Center for Creative Arts (PRAx), which will serve as the new performance home for the School.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Requires a PhD

Requirements :

  • Doctoral level degree (in hand by start date).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of music theory and aural skills.
  • Knowledge of current music theory topics, curriculum, and pedagogy.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.
  • Record of scholarly achievement and potential that aligns with an R1 research institution.
  • Record of and/or demonstrated interest in engaging, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of learners and enhancing diversity through teaching, outreach, or programming.
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty, staff, and students.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.



Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.

About Oregon State University

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon's natural wonders. Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose - making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state's Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon's leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State's impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension off ... ices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon, State has a presence in every one of Oregon's 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion. Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology. Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose - making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visit 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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