Instructor of Music and Director of Bands

03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Music within the School of Art & Communications invites applications for an Instructor (0.80 FTE ranked academic faculty) and Director of Bands (0.20 FTE unranked professional faculty) position. One appointee will be hired to fill both positions which will result in a combined full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, fixed-term appointment. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

Instructor Position Summary:
Teaching in the School of Arts and Communication requires a focus on engaging, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which includes creating high-impact opportunities such as sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, developing service learning courses, developing collaborative teaching opportunities with other disciplines, and using innovative pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning. Teaching in SAC also requires mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as appropriate in their scholastic academic, research and professional development to support student success.

Director of Bands Position Summary:
Oversee the concert band program currently comprised of: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Symphony, Campus Band and Jazz Band. Provide oversight for the Athletic Bands including Marching Band, Basketball Band, and Rhythm and Beavs (auditioned travel band).

The School of Arts and Communication service expectations include participation in the development of annual giving and endowed funds for the band and music area and other related scholarships in SAC. Additionally, the position requires recruiting musicians for an ambitious and successful instrumental music education and instrumental performance program. School, college, and university service expectations include serving on program, school or college committees as appropriate and participation in professional academic organizations outside the University, including professional and community-based groups that advance OSU’s goals of student success and diversity.

Music at Oregon State University offers rigorous programs in music performance, production and technology, and education leading to a BA or BS degree, a minor in music and an online (ecampus) minor in popular music. A Bachelor of Music (BM) degree, a Contemporary Music Studies online bachelor’s degree, and a Master’s in Music are 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.

The School of Arts and Communication (SAC) includes programs in Art, Graphic Design, Music, New Media Communications, Speech Communication, and Theatre. SAC is one of six schools in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. In 2014 the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles announced OSU as an official university affiliate, one of two inaugural universities to join the affiliate program. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.

Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan ( articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring initiative that is designed to support these strategies. In alignment with this initiative, the College of Liberal Arts seeks to fill the Director of Bands position. The School of Arts and Communication is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.