The successful candidate will have a firm foundation in K-12 public Music Education in the United States. The successful candidate will be well aware of the current best practices in the field of Music Education. The successful candidate will be looking toward the future of innovation and social justice in the field of music, especially in providing access to public music education in marginalized communities. The Assistant Professor of Music Education will be the primary mentor for a large, diverse cohort of Music Education undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate students seeking public school teaching credentials. They will administer a large program with multiple adjunct faculty, and a Summer Kodály program. They will teach a variety of classes in Music Education that could include elementary, choral or instrumental depending on background.
Portland State's College of the Arts has made a strong commitment to anti-racism and is seeking faculty whose life-experience, research, and teaching can advance this work throughout our campus and community. This position is one of five full-time positions (Choral Music/Social Justice, Opera/Voice, Theater/scenic design, Music Theory/Brass, and Music Education) open in the School of Music and Theater through which we intend to advance our work promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
Master's Degree (MM, MA, MEd).
A proven record of public school teaching experience (minimum of 5 years); secondary or K-12.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
Teaching experience in under-served communities.
Experience with anti-racist educational pedagogy.
Internal Number: 33957
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Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state