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Institution: Reed College

Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

General Information:

Reed College, a liberal arts college, in Portland, Oregon, seeks applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Music to begin August 2020.


We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. A PhD or DMA is required at time of appointment.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The person will be responsible for choral activities and for teaching core musicianship and aural skills within a diverse undergraduate music program that emphasizes both musical practice and the critical study of music. The selected applicant will be a proven, professionally engaged, dynamic choral pedagogue and creative programmer for a large chorus and smaller, auditioned choir; will have experience as a rigorous and versatile teacher of musicianship and critical aural skills within and beyond the context of Western Art Music; will have a creative understanding of the role that music theory might play in the context of a liberal arts college music program and, preferably, some experience teaching introductory music theory; and will have the ability to advise independent undergraduate thesis projects, as necessary.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, we strongly encourage you to address how your conducting, teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Please submit to a cover letter and curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Mark Burford, chair of the search committee. Review of application materials will begin December 20, 2019. Reed College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: open until filled


Mark Burford, chair of the search committee

Date Listed: 09/10/2019

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