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Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
The School of Arts and Communication at Southern Oregon University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music position in the Music Department. The Music Department in the School of Arts & Communication is medium-sized program ranging from 65–100 undergraduate music majors (BA and BS). The program maintains an active presence on campus and in the community, hosting over 100 events each year. The Music Department and the School of Arts & Communication are actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education. As Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music and Director of Bands, the successful candidate will direct all facets of the University Band Program, develop a strong relationship with regional music educators, and lead the annual High School Honor Band Festival. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the program, department, and university through recruitment, departmental and interdisciplinary committees, and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative courses which reflect new directions within the band community and to weave cultural diversity throughout their teaching and music making. Assignment includes: Conduct the Wind Ensemble, conduct the Jazz Ensemble, teach undergraduate conducting, and offer individual instruction to majors and non-majors in the candidate's applied area (trumpet preferred) through a multicultural lens. The position will require a dynamic, ongoing plan for recruiting and retention of music majors and ensemble members. Additional assignments may include teaching courses in music theory or music industry and production. Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree in the discipline taught or ABD. As a faculty member on a tenure track, the candidate will also be expected to maintain their professional development. This may be achieved by outside performances, publishing, conference attendance and presentations, workshop presentations, and continued involvement in professional organizations. SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2024, and the position is tenure eligible and will be open until filled with priority deadline of January 15, 2024. Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students and is located in the heart of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, one of the most ecologically diverse regions of North America. Located in Ashland, the surrounding area is also known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the Britt Music & Arts Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, running, skiing, snowboarding, and fishing.
More than two years of professional experience in a similar position or in the professional music field.
Demonstration of expertise in trumpet.
At least three years of successful public high school band or university teaching experience.
Active member of CBDNA, NAfME, or other professional organizations according to candidate's area of expertise.
Experience teaching music theory, music industry & production or another secondary area.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.