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Institution: Portland State University

Position: Assistant Professor of Practice (Music Theory)

General Information:

Faculty Type: Non-Tenure Track Continuous
Position FTE: 1.0
Term of Service: 9 month


Minimum Qualifications
• Earned Ph.D., D.M.A. or appropriate terminal degree
• Two years experience teaching music theory at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated capacity to apply instructional technologies.

Key Cultural Competencies
• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
• Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The School of Music at Portland State University seeks applicants for a nine-month, full time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice (Music Theory) position in the School of Music to begin September 16, 2017. The successful candidate will teach music theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels and oversee our musicianship curriculum. Other duties will be assigned to fulfill the School’s needs. The appointment will also entail service to the School and University.

Salary Range: The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 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.

Items to Send:

Complete the on-line application ( and include a curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of interest; unofficial transcripts (other 2); two examples of representative scholarly work in one pdf document (other 4); and provide the names and email addresses of 3 individuals who have agreed to serve as references. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of your application.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


Heather Myers:

Other Information:

The School of Music is located immediately adjacent to 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 are internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers and scholars. The School of Music serves over 300 music majors, and offers the BA, BS, and BM degrees at the undergraduate level, and the MA, MS and MM degrees at the graduate level. 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 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.

Date Listed: 11/30/2016

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