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Visiting Faculty in Music Performance - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Faculty in Music Performance - Open Pool

Job no: 530051

Work type: Faculty - Other

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Music/Dance, Instruction

Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: No Rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please include the following with your online application:
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter clearly indicating your area(s) of interest, your education, training, and/or professional experience.

    As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide names and current contact information for at least three professional references.

    Department Summary

    The Department of Music Performance is housed within the School of Music and Dance (SOMD). The school 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.

    Position Summary

    The Department of Music Performance invites applications for visiting faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, or Professor of Practice. The department will award faculty teaching positions, each lasting from one term to a full academic year, as needs arise.

    We seek performers and creative scholars who bring an ability to translate practice into the learning environment by teaching applied lessons and studio classes, coaching, conducting ensembles, preparing students for recitals and juries, and/or teaching established courses, Candidates should be strongly committed to quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, service to students, and adding value to the school.

    We have a particular interest in applicants whose teaching and creative activity align with one or more of the following performance-related areas: brass, conducting, jazz studies, keyboard, piano and string pedagogy, percussion, popular music, strings, voice/choral and opera, and woodwinds.

    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

    Assistant Professor (Visiting):
  • Master's degree in a relevant field in music
  • Relevant university-level teaching experience or professional experience

    Associate Professor (Visiting):
  • Master's degree in a relevant field in music
  • 6 years of relevant university-level teaching experience or professional experience OR
  • Same rank held at another university

    Professor (Visiting):
  • DMA in a relevant field in music
  • 12 years of relevant university-level teaching experience or professional experience OR
  • Same rank held at another university

    Professor of Practice (Visiting):
  • Master's degree or performer's certificate in a relevant field in music
  • Significant professional experience in a relevant field (level must be equivalent to that of a full professor)

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability 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

  • Preference will be given to applicants who hold a DMA and/or demonstrated teaching experience.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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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