Southern Oregon Univ.

Teaching Job

Ashland, OR USA
Teaching Job
Deadline: 01/14/2022




The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music – Director of Choral/Vocal Studies & Music History position in the Music Program. The Music Program seeks a candidate with great versatility who understands how diverse experiences in choral/vocal music link to the Creative Industries in myriad ways.

Duties include: assuming the position of Director of Choral/Vocal Studies and teaching the upper-division music history sequence. The successful candidate will direct all facets of the University Choral/Vocal Program including conducting the Chamber and Concert Choirs, developing a strong relationship with regional music educators, and leading the annual High School Honor Choir Festival. They will be expected to contribute to the program, division, and university through active recruitment, departmental and interdisciplinary committees, and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. They will initiate curricular and pedagogical approaches that reflect innovative directions by embracing stylistic plurality and cultural diversity in their teaching and music-making. The position will require a dynamic vision and an ongoing plan for recruiting and retention of music majors and ensemble members.

Additionally, assignments may include choral conducting, vocal/choral methods, individual instruction to majors and non-majors in the candidate’s applied area, and/or courses in other areas of expertise; for example, courses and ensembles related to popular music, jazz, improvisation, or composition. In the long-term, the candidate could develop a Master of Music in Conducting or another appropriate graduate program.

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As a tenure-track faculty member, the new hire will be expected to engage in ongoing professional development through a balance of teaching, service, and scholarship. SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022, and the position is tenure-eligible and will be open until filled with priority deadline of January 14, 2022.

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