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NTT, Instructor/Assistant Professor Strings/Percussion/Low Brass POOL

Department: Creative Arts Division

Salary: WOU’s Salary Schedule can be found in Article 16 of the WOUFT-CBA 2017-2020.

Recruitment #: F-SPL
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis
Status: Open

Benefits

Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which 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.

Department / Division / Job Summary

The Creative Arts Division at Western Oregon University invites applications for part-time Non Tenure-track Instructors/Assistant Professors in three areas (Strings, Percussion, and Low Brass) to join the Music department faculty. These positions are not benefit eligible.  

STRINGS

The successful candidate will teach applied strings, direct the WOU chamber orchestra, and teach classes commensurate with the candidate’s skills in support of program outcomes and undergraduate/graduate degree tracks. Instructional course rotations may include music appreciation, chamber music, string methods, music history, and conducting.

PERCUSSION

The successful candidate will teach applied percussion, jazz drum set, percussion ensemble, oversee percussion section needs of the wind ensemble, Latin jazz ensemble and jazz ensemble, and teach other classes commensurate with the candidate’s skills in support of program outcomes and undergraduate/graduate degree tracks. Instructional course rotations may include music appreciation, percussion techniques, jazz history, and history of popular music.

LOW BRASS

The successful candidate will teach applied trombone, tuba, and euphonium lessons, coach chamber music, and teach other classes commensurate with the candidate’s skills in support of program outcomes and undergraduate/graduate degree tracks. Instructional course rotations may include music appreciation, brass methods, jazz history, history of popular music, and conducting.

Start Date

September 16, 2020

We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the university typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments.

Qualifications​

STRINGS 

  • Master of Music (MM), Doctorate preferred, and demonstrated record of accomplishment as a conductor and musician
  • Experience as a versatile musician with the ability to contribute to the department’s innovative curriculum and provide support for repertoire covering diverse styles and genres;
  • Ability to teach violin, viola, cello, and bass;
  • Experience as an active performer in western art music and contemporary styles;
  • Ability to teach music students at all levels
  • Experience teaching and conducting at the high school and/or college level(s);
  • Ability to provide support to music teacher preparation programs;
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment and diversity;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the field from historical, aesthetic and practical realms.

Other desirable attributes include experience in chamber music, music history, and jazz and commercial music.

PERCUSSION

  • Master of Music (MM), Doctorate preferred, and demonstrated record of accomplishment as a musician. 
  • Experience as a versatile musician able to contribute to the department’s innovative curriculum and provide support for repertoire covering diverse styles and genres;
  • Experience as an active performer in western art music and contemporary styles;
  • Ability to teach music students at all levels;
  • Experience teaching and conducting at the high school and/or college level(s);
  • Ability to provide support to music teacher preparation programs;
  • demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment and diversity;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the field from historical, aesthetic and practical realms.

Other desirable attributes include experience in jazz and commercial music, jazz keyboard harmony, and jazz improvisation.

LOW BRASS

  • Master of Music (MM), Doctorate preferred, and demonstrated record of accomplishment as a musician. 
  • Experience as a versatile musician able to contribute to the department’s innovative curriculum and provide support for repertoire covering diverse styles and genres;
  • Experience as an active performer in western art music and contemporary styles;
  • Ability to teach music students at all levels;
  • Experience teaching and conducting at the high school and/or college level(s);
  • Ability to provide support to music teacher preparation programs;
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment and diversity;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the field from historical, aesthetic and practical realms.

Other desirable attributes include experience in jazz and commercial music, and jazz improvisation. Specialty on trombone or bass trombone is a plus, however the instrument focus area(s) is open for consideration.

Contact Information

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kevin Walczyk, Search Committee Chair, at keveli@wou.edu.

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or employment@wou.edu.

Application Instructions

You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/faculty

Required application materials (PDF preferred):
  1. WOU Employment Application available at wou.edu/facultyapp
  2. Letter of application detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development goals. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Curriculum vita
  5. Digital audio/video samples delivered via web links of 2-3 representative performances/recordings that provide evidence of musical excellence and diversity of styles, including repertoire from the concert music tradition and the jazz/commercial music tradition;
  6. Names and full contact information for three professional references; three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date;
  7. Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials by:

Mail:
F-SPL, NTT, NTT, Instructor/Assistant Professor Strings/Percussion/Low Brass POOL
Human Resources, Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

E-mail:
employment@wou.edu
with subject line: F-SPL, NTT, NTT, Instructor/Assistant Professor Strings/Percussion/Low Brass POOL

Fax: 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University seeks diversity as a foundation of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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