Oregon State University

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Department Music Department (CLA)
Position Title Instructor
Job Title Instructor
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Benefits Eligible
Job Summary The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts (SVPDA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term position as an Instructor of Music Technology and Production.
This position is expected to last for one 9-month academic year with the possibility of extension. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The faculty member appointed will be expected to add to the growing culture of music technology at Oregon State through curricular and co-curricular activities. The instructor is expected to become a vibrant and collaborative member of the university community through course instruction, engagement, and collaboration with other tracks in Music and across other disciplines within the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts (SVPDA).
Oregon State University offers rigorous programs in music performance, education, and technology and production leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), or Bachelor of Music degree; a minor in music, production, and performance; and an online major in Contemporary Music Industry (Ecampus).
Music Technology and Production (MTP) is a comprehensive program that lies at the intersections of commercial and experimental media, art and science, research and practice, and teaching and learning. We bridge classroom study with real-world experiential learning opportunities on campus and within our community. Regular co-curricular opportunities for students include a term-end concert series, annual MTP album, ongoing STEAM research, sound design for theatre and visual media productions. MTP facilities include six post-production labs, a multitrack recording studio, and an 8-channel immersive audio lab. A general access recording service and recording label are in development.
Why OSU? Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!
Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.
Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit:
Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine county. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.
Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities 80% Teaching and Assigned Duties
The specific teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and experience as well as departmental needs. Possibilities include a three-part recording sequence, live sound, mixing/mastering, music business, audio technology, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) production, new media technologies, and/or music technology ensemble.
The position may offer opportunities for summer teaching and involvement in SVPDA Academy workshops and pre-college programs.
10% MTP Facility and Student Worker Management
Job duties may include maintaining a recording studio and post-production facilities, managing a team of six student workers, directing a concert recording service, and curating performance opportunities.
10% Service
Provide a balance of service to the institution (Program, School, College, and University) and profession including recruiting and outreach to wider communities as appropriate.
What You Will Need Master’s in Music or related degree.
Demonstrable knowledge of the music technology industry.
Record of creative achievement.
Demonstrated evidence of engaging, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of learners.
Experience in promoting and enhancing diversity through teaching, outreach, or programming.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other faculty and students on interdisciplinary/collaborative projects.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
What We Would Like You to Have Music technology industry experience.
History of success in recruiting and program/curriculum development.
Additional experience working with and teaching new media technologies (i.e. sound design, camera operation, film approaches, theory, other).
Pay Method Salary
Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P06896UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2023
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 05/22/2023
Full Consideration Date 06/11/2023
Closing Date 09/03/2023
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External – open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6/11/2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A Curriculum Vitae; and
2) A Cover Letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) A Portfolio – Three examples of creative or technical audio production (original compositions, songs, sound design, studio/live recordings, other production content). Please upload a text file with links only. (upload as Portfolio)
4) A Statement of Teaching (upload as Statement of Teaching)
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
For additional information please contact:
Coleen Keedah
[email protected]
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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