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Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Brass

Company: Portland State University
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Brass Please see Special Instructions for more details. In addition, please provide full contact information for three professional references (including phone numbers and email addresses). Your references will be asked to upload letters of recommendation as soon as you submit your application (due no later than 4/15/2021). Position Announcement Proposed Start Date 09/16/2021 Rank Working Title Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Brass Position Number D98974 Representation AU - AAUP Faculty Type Fixed Term End Date: Position FTE 1 Term of Service 9 month Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept The School of Music & Theater is located in the Portland cultural district, home of the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, the Portland Art Museum, and the Northwest Film Center. It maintains close ties with the major musical institutions of the city, and students have many opportunities to interact with professionals in the community. Faculty members in the School of Music & Theater are internationally recognized performers, directors, designers, conductors, composers and scholars. Portland State University is not only the largest institution of higher education in Oregon, but with a 25% minority student population, it is also the most diverse. The urban location and mission of the University allows students to pursue innovative options in their theatrical and musical education. The city is noted for its numerous cafes, pubs, theaters, restaurants, bookstores, and its public transportation. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking are all accessible within minutes of Portland. The Portland State University School of Music and Theater seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor to teach music theory, applied brass, and related curriculum. The successful applicant will have a documented history of professional activity in brass performance, evidence of successful music theory teaching, and the ability to attract and retain brass students. Portland State's College of the Arts has made a strong commitment to anti-racism and is seeking faculty whose life-experience, research, and teaching can advance this work throughout our campus and community. This position is one of five full-time positions (Choral Music/Social Justice, Opera/Voice, Music Education, Music Theory/Brass, and Theater Design) open in the School of Music and Theater through which we intend to advance our work promoting equity, diversity and inclusion. Primary Activity I - Instructional Minimum Qualifications --- Doctorate or equivalent professional experience --- A minimum of 2 years of teaching at the collegiate level Preferred Qualifications --- Demonstrated engagement with issues around social equity and inclusion --- Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
--- Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
--- Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
--- Adheres to all PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct. Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals. Professional Standards of Conduct At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff.--It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.pdx.edu/hr/professional-standards-conduct. Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement The starting annual salary rate for this position is $63,234. The starting salary may be negotiable above this rate, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR. PSU's excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. Please upload the following documents to your application: --- Cover Letter that addresses key qualifications and reasons for interest in the position --- Scholarly writing sample --- Performance recordings or videos of three contrasting works (Please upload under "Other 2") --- Evidence of successful teaching: (please choose no more than two)
-could include statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, letters from students, syllabi and/or teaching materials In addition, please provide full contact information for three professional references (including phone numbers and email addresses). Your references will be asked to upload letters of recommendation as soon as you submit your application (due no later than 4/15/2021). Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No Background Check Required Yes If you have questions Heather Myers
hmyers@pdx.edu Posting Close Date Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Finalists Identified Application screening begins 03/01/2021 Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position? Yes If yes, when must the degree be earned? 9/15/2021 If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future? No Reference Requests Accept References Yes Minimum Number of References 3 Maximum Number of References 5 Cutoff Date Special Instruction for Reference Provider Please upload your letter of recommendation no later than close of business on 04/15/2021. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Keywords: Portland State University, Portland , Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Brass, Education / Teaching , Portland, Oregon

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