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Portland State University Assistant Professor of Music Education in Portland, Oregon

Position Number: D95882


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience with a variety of age groups.

Teaching experience in under-served communities.

Experience with anti-racist educational pedagogy.