Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
December 1, 2022; position open until filled.
Required Application Materials
To ensure consideration, please include the following with your online application by the review date:
1) A letter of interest highlighting how your knowledge, skills, experience, and professional/teaching interests qualify you for the position.
2) A current curriculum vitae including your professional experience, teaching experience, and education.
3) A digital portfolio (submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document, uploaded as “additional document 1”) to include 3-4 links to recent live performances AND 2 links to recent live teaching videos.
4) A statement including contributions and/or plans you have made to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations (upload as “additional document 2”).
As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide names and current contact information for at least three professional references.
The School of Music and Dance (SOMD) is seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Piano position to begin September 16, 2023.
Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching applied piano lessons at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels, holding weekly studio classes, coaching chamber music, and recruiting and maintaining a successful piano studio.
Additional responsibilities include performing with SOMD faculty colleagues and sustaining artistic excellence, innovation, and high visibility in the field through regular performances. The appointee will also be expected to participate in faculty governance, attend faculty meetings, and serve on school and university committees as appropriate.
In addition to teaching, candidates will advise undergraduate and graduate-level creative activity. Candidates must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively within the campus community. We are dedicated to the UO’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourage applications from individuals whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including those from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities in higher education.
Department or Program Summary
The Piano/Keyboard Area is housed in the Department of Music Performance within the School of Music and Dance (SOMD). SOMD has an enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in dance, music 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 known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in the state of Oregon. It is also home to the internationally recognized Oregon Bach Festival and ChamberMusic@Beall performance series.
SOMD hosts a World Music Series, Music Today, Musicking Conference, Summer Camp for Computer Music, and Jazz Camps. The comprehensive nature of the school’s curriculum, program, and outreach is supported by a commitment to diversity in the recruitment of students, faculty, and staff.
• Master’s degree in piano performance or closely related field
• Demonstrated accomplishment as a performer
• Evidence of excellence in teaching
• Ability to contribute effectively to an inclusive working and learning environment
• Commitment to recruiting and maintaining a successful piano studio
• College-level teaching experience
• Evidence of recruiting and maintaining a successful piano studio
• National reputation as a performer/pedagogue
• Doctoral degree in piano performance or closely related field
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