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Institution: Portland State University

Position: Assistant Professor of Music Theory

General Information:

Tenure Track
Position FTE: 1.0
Term of Service: 9 month


Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D., D.M.A. or appropriate terminal degree, earned or ABD
• Experience teaching music theory at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications

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

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Professional Standards of Conduct
At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Job Description/Responsibilities:

he School of Music & Theater at Portland State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory position to begin September 16, 2019. The successful candidate will teach music theory, sight singing, ear training, and other subjects within the successful candidate’s area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other duties will be assigned to fulfill the School’s needs. The appointment will also entail service to the School and University, sustaining a continuous and cumulative record of creative/scholarly activities, and community outreach.

Salary Range: The minimum annual salary rate for this position will be $60,597 and starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Compensation includes 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:

Please upload:

unofficial transcripts from your most recent degree (as ‘Other 2’) and
two examples of your scholarly work (URL may be used) (as Work Sample).
You may also upload one or two examples of representative creative work in a secondary area, such as composition or performance (as ‘Other 4’).

As soon as you submit your application, your references will be emailed a link to upload their letter of recommendation. References will be asked to upload the letters no later than 1/25/19.

See original job posting and apply online at:

Deadline: January 11, 2019


Please contact Heather Myers at

Other Information:

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

The School of Music & Theater is located in 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 & Theater 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: 11/07/2018

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