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Assistant Professor of Oboe

The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-time (9 month), Tenure-Track Description

The University of Oklahoma School of Music seeks a dedicated teacher of Oboe to join a program and faculty long known for the nurturing and development of musicians and teachers in a collaborative environment.


The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate applied oboe, hold a weekly studio class, teach reed making class, coach chamber music, collaborate with OU School of Music faculty, engage in effective recruiting activities, maintain an international, national, and regional teaching and performing outreach schedule, and serve on various committees as assigned by the Director of the OU School of Music.  


Required Qualifications:  

Earned M.M. in oboe performance. Evidence of successful teaching and performing. 


Desired Qualifications:  

Earned doctoral degree in oboe performance or equivalent professional experience. Evidence of successful recruiting, mentoring, and teaching at the collegiate level. Experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level. Creative/scholarly accomplishments demonstrated through national and international performances, master classes, presentations at conferences, recordings, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who will help cultivate the uniquely collaborative atmosphere in our woodwind program and who can contribute, through their teaching, performing, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will work to build relationships with other departments within the College and the University. 

Application Instructions

Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) four digital links to recent performances within the last two years (live performances preferred), 4) a digital link to applied oboe teaching and/or masterclass teaching (15 minutes minimum length), 5) at least three current letters of reference, and 6) contact information for five additional references.  Screening will begin December 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Letters of application should be addressed to: 

Dr. Valerie Watts, Chair

Oboe Search Committee

University of Oklahoma School of Music

500 W Boyd, Room 138

Norman, OK 73019

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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