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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

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a resume/CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references.

In addition, indicate what areas of expertise for which you wish to be considered should a temporary position become available at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance using the interest form at this link:

Screening of applications will occur as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active through 08/31/2020.

Department Summary
The music program has an enrollment of more than 500 music majors and a faculty and staff of 90, 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 the largest and most comprehensive music program in the Pacific Northwest.

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 (non-tenure-track) teaching positions in the academic music area of the school. 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. 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.

Professional Competencies
In order to create a more inclusive and diverse institution, the School of Music and Dance seeks 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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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