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Assistant Professor of Music Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

Assistant Professor of Music Jobs at Linfield University Faculty

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Assistant Professor of Music

Linfield University, a comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs, invites highly qualified applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music beginning Fall 2022. The position supports an updated curriculum that currently serves majors, minors, and non-majors. Duties include teaching courses in the core music curriculum, specifically courses in Western music history, world music and/or popular music, Musicianship I and II, music research and writing courses, and an applied instrumental area on Linfield's McMinnville campus , along with other music courses as determined by the Department Chair . Responsibilities also include student advising, as well as service to the department and the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Required qualifications include: 1) doctoral degree in music with demonstrated professional achievement ; 2) evidence of successful college/university teaching; 3) experience working with undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom; 4) evidence of successful performing experience in both orchestra, world music, and chamber music; and, 5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion . Highly qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate: 1) evidence of practicing student-centered pedagogy for both majors and non-majors; 2) successful scholarship and/ or professional performance experience in a variety of genres; and, 3) ability to work collaboratively with constituents across campus.

Interested individuals should submit application materials by May 18, 2022, to ensure full consideration for a Zoom interview in May/June. To apply, submit the following as ONE pdf document to 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, including approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and 4) list of three references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly professional achievement, and college/university transcripts will be required prior to campus interview.

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Anna Song at


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 the COVID-19 booster shot when eligible. Employees who have not received their COVID-19 booster shot will be considered unvaccinated, and will need to complete the request for exemption form here. 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

Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive University that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The University is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, located in northeast Portland, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield University Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online.

Enrollment totals 2,000 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2020 US News & World Report. The University was named the top liberal arts college in Oregon by Money magazine in 2019. Linfield was also ranked 27th nationally by The Economist magazine in 2015 for future economic value based on average salaries of graduates. Linfield is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes commitment to civic engagement and service-learning.

Linfield places a strong emphasis on experiential education that creates a rich learning environment. Special features of the University include study abroad programs in fifteen countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Half of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the University pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience.

McMinnville is at the heart of Oregon's wine country in the Willamette Valley. The city is 35 miles from Portland and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches. Sunset magazine ranked McMinnville as a top 20 "dream town" and Bon Appétit rated the city one of the six "foodiest towns" in the United States. In a state famed for its incredible natural beauty, the Northwest Oregon region also provides easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

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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