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Pro Tempore Instructor of Music, Academic - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Music/Dance

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

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise; pool accepts applications through May 10, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications are completed on-line and must include (1) a letter of application identifying areas for which applicant wishes to be considered (general music history, aural skills, elementary music ed, etc.), (2) a current résumé/curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and current contact information for at least three professional references. (Additional materials, including recordings and letters of recommendation, may be requested at a later time.)

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
The School of Music and Dance seeks qualified and available applicants for its open instructor pool. The pool is for possible temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions in the music program. Positions may be one-term (11 weeks) up to three terms (9 months). They are limited duration appointments not to exceed one year, but with the possibility of renewable for up to a total of three years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Potential areas of expertise may include academic courses in general music history and literature including world music; music appreciation; film, jazz, rock, and popular musics; music theory and musicianship courses including aural skills and keyboard skills; undergraduate music composition; and general music education courses including early childhood and elementary music education courses, and practicum field experience supervision.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis and this pool will remain active through May 1, 2018. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

Minimum Requirements
Relevant university-level teaching experience or professional experience required. Master’s degree in a relevant field in music is required. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute for college degrees. The University of Oregon and the School of Music and Dance are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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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