Woodwind / Jazz Tenure Track

Minot State University, Minot
Jun 23, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Woodwind/Jazz – Tenure Track
Full-Time, Benefited
Position Number 27518
Position Summary
Minot State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Division of Music – Woodwind Studio (Single Reeds) & Director of Jazz Studies.
Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life. The Division of Music currently employs nine full-time and six part-time faculty members. Our program offers an undergraduate BA degree in music, a BA in music with a performance concentration, the B.S.Ed. in Music Education, and a Minor in Music. The Division of Music sponsors community partnerships with the Western Plains Opera Company, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and the Dakota Chamber Music Institute.  It also presents and hosts several festivals, concert series, lectures, and guest artists throughout the year. MSU’s Division of Music proudly offers a comprehensive curriculum that is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Information about the Division of Music is available at http://www.minotstateu.edu/music/.
Minot State University is seeking a dynamic educator and performer to serve as the Woodwind Studio Teacher and Director of Jazz Studies.  Responsibilities include maintaining a successful woodwind (single reed) studio, directing the MSU Jazz Ensemble and student jazz combos, and teaching courses in related areas as determined by qualifications and institutional needs.  Possible teaching assignments may include courses in music education, music theory, and/or music technology.  Other duties include taking a leading role in recruitment efforts and assisting with the MSU Marching Band as needed. A successful candidate would be expected to maintain a high level of professional visibility and show leadership among public school music educators and in regional woodwind and jazz activities. 
Doctorate in Music preferred; ABD will be considered. The search committee seeks candidates with demonstrated success in providing both woodwind and jazz instruction to students of all ability levels. The successful candidate will possess significant musical, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills coupled with a strong commitment to student-centered Music Education. Preference will be given to candidates with public school teaching experience and bassoon teaching/performance experience.
Commensurate with experience and education. Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA retirement plan, and tuition waiver benefits. Explore MSU Benefits

Application Procedures
Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a document with links to the applicant's video files of recent performances using YouTube, personal website, Dropbox, or a similar web-based application (videos demonstrating both performance and teaching are encouraged); and unofficial transcripts.

Additional Information
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. David Rolandson david.rolandson@minotstateu.edu
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2017.

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The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request.  A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference.

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