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Instructor of Viola

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Music/Dance

Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 30, 2017; position is open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a full-time, 9-month renewable, non-tenure track appointment with a starting date of September 16, 2017.

Submit your application online by uploading (1) a letter of application that provides evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, a (2) current résumé/curriculum vitae, (3) an unedited audio recording OR include on a separate page of your CV a URL link to a recording, and (4) names and current contact information for at least three professional references.

Department Summary
The music program has an enrollment of more than 400 music majors and a faculty and staff of 85, plus 70 graduate teaching assistants. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is designated as the only full-range professional school of music and dance in the state of Oregon.

Position Summary
Primary responsibilities for the position will be to teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate viola students, coach and direct chamber music ensembles, teach general music courses designed to fulfill university-wide general education requirements in the arts and humanities, and, possibly teach courses in string techniques/methods/pedagogy. Maintain an active performing career, including on-campus performances with faculty colleagues. Additional duties dependent upon qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the school. In addition, candidates will be expected to serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.

Minimum Requirements
-Master's degree in music
-Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.
-Significant accomplishment as a performer.
-Demonstrated high potential for recruiting and building an outstanding program.
-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 Qualifications

-Doctorate in music or equivalent outstanding professional experience preferred

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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