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Adjunct Violin and Viola Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Adjunct Violin and Viola Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

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Adjunct - Violin and Viola

The Linfield University Department of Music seeks applications for an Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola beginning in Fall 2023 semester.

Courses may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Applied Violin Lessons (Majors, Minors, and Non-Majors)
  • Applied Viola Lessons (Majors, Minors, and Non-Majors)
  • Ensemble instruction
  • Music History
  • Musicianship (Theory, Ear training, Sight-Singing, Basic Keyboard Skills)

The ideal candidate will promote reading notated music and improvisation. The candidate should also show familiarity with moveable Do Solfège and the Takadimi system of Rhythmic Solfège. Compensation will be determined by experience in the applied area. Courses will be taught on our McMinnville campus from August 2023 through May 2024.

Program and course information can be found at

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Music Performance, or related field
  • Five or more years of experience teaching applied Music lessons
  • Familiarity with diverse Musical styles
  • Experience working with students of all skill levels
  • Experience performing in and leading popular Music ensembles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Music Performance, or related field
  • Familiarity with a variety of musical styles and genres
  • Performance experience in contemporary music ensemble; if interest and experience align, you may be invited to perform with the Lacroute Collaborative Music Ensemble


In order to create the healthiest face-to-face learning environment possible, Linfield University is requiring that all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees should be fully vaccinated no later than two weeks prior to arriving on campus. To be fully vaccinated, employees will need to have one COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. Employees must submit their documentation at least seven days prior to arrival on campus. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 will still be required to show proof of vaccination. Linfield's COVID-19 vaccine policy, including requirements for compliance and exemptions, is available at You will be able to upload your documentation once you've completed the onboarding process.

Application Procedure: To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following as ONE pdf document.

  • Letter of interest outlining qualifications
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement outlining the applicant's plan for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Linfield community
  • Include a list of three to five recorded performances with links (audio and/or video) in a variety of styles

Questions may be directed to the Music Office,

About Linfield University:

Linfield University is an independent, nonprofit university with two physical campuses. The main campus, located in McMinnville, Oregon is on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. The School of Nursing, located in northeast Portland, Oregon, is located on 20 acres. Linfield also has a growing eCampus. Since 1858, Linfield has connected a traditional liberal arts experience with practical education through 57 majors, including wine studies, sport management and nursing. Linfield also offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees in business, nursing, education and sports sciences. Linfield University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With a relentless focus on student success, Linfield is committed to a mission of connecting learning, life and community.

Linfield enrolls approximately 1,800 students from around the nation and globe each year. Thirty-seven percent of Linfield's undergraduate students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. Linfield competes in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference and holds the national record, across all divisions, for consecutive winning football seasons (dubbed "The Streak"). U.S. News & World Report has named Linfield one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation when it comes to social mobility for four years in a row. See more of Linfield's accolades at

The university's two physical locations showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a meaningful connection between the university and its community. Just 1-2 hours from either location are the snow-peaked mountains of the Oregon Cascades or the Pacific Ocean shoreline. McMinnville and Portland are both highly ranked for their access to outdoor recreation, as well as top locations for foodies and wine enthusiasts.

Although the school retains a historic affiliation with the American Baptist Church, Linfield's employees and students are not bound by the religious requirements of its founders. Linfield warmly welcomes all those who seek out Linfield's exemplary educational and career opportunities.

You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail. For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.

We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.

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