Music Education Instructor

Corvallis, Oregon
Mar 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The department of Music within the School of Arts & Communication invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach in the Music Education area as part of a vibrant undergraduate and graduate music education program dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in music education. This position will provide leadership and teaching in general music education within the academic programs of the university and in the Pacific Northwest region. Music at Oregon State University offers rigorous programs in music education, music performance, and music production leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, a minor in music and an online (OSU Ecampus) minor in popular music. A Bachelor of Music (BM) program is in development. Music also offers the Professional Music Teacher Education (PMTE) program where students can pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching: Music Education (MAT) degree or the Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree.

Position Duties:

75% Teaching: The primary teaching focus for this position will be teaching methods courses in general music and Introduction to Music Education. This position will also have a developmental role in revising and shaping the future of the general music education curriculum for both general music teaching methods courses and seminars. The music education curriculum developed should provide demonstrable impact for people in the state of Oregon and beyond. Other teaching responsibilities may include supervising student teachers, leading student teaching seminar, and coordination of practicum field placements. This position may require availability for summer teaching (paid in addition to base salary if required), limited administrative responsibilities or meetings, and other workshop and pre-college programs as needed. Teaching in the SAC requires educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include creating high-impact opportunities such as sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, and/or using innovative pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning. Teaching in the SAC also requires mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as appropriate in their academic, research and professional development to support student success.

25% Service: Assist with efforts to further establish OSU as a resource for music education in the state and in the Pacific Northwest region. Examples of these activities might include presentations at music education conferences, regional outreach and community engagement such as guest conducting or performing invitations, work as a clinician or adjudicator, organization of the OSU Music Education In-Service Day, or other activities. Participate in professional academic organizations outside the University, including professional and community groups that advance OSU’s goals of student success and diversity. School, college, and university service expectations may include serving on program, school or college committees as appropriate.