Position Information: Description
The Department of Music at the University of North Dakota is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Education. The position begins August 16, 2022 and is contingent upon availability of funding.
The mission of the University of North Dakota Department of Music is to inspire our students and community through education, performance, scholarship, and human relationships in music. The professional and liberal arts degrees of the Department of Music provide rigorous courses of study that cultivate the highest degree of artistry, innovative teaching, professionalism, and critical inquiry. The University of North Dakota is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.
UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Grand Forks boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, and annual events throughout the year. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will receive a contract that allocates 60% effort to instruction, 30% to research/creative activity, and 10% to service. All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community and to participate in the department’s recruitment and outreach initiatives. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor studentsEffective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and studentsAbility to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of MusicAbility to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery
PhD in Music Education completed by August 15, 2022.Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Experience teaching music at the elementary and/or secondary school level.Evidence of proficiency in teaching music education courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.Published original research in music education. Experience working with online and/or hybrid courses and degree programs.
Minimum Hiring Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Work Schedule/Start Date
Position is full-time and benefitted. Initial contract extends from August 16, 2022 to May 15, 2023. Summer teaching may be available but is neither guaranteed nor required.
To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 8, 2021 and include the following materials:
Letter of applicationCurriculum VitaeThree letters of recommendationContact information for three to five current referencesUnofficial copies of academic transcripts Short video recording of demonstrated teachingStatement of teaching philosophyIf applicable, proof of eligibility for veteran’s preference.
Position is open until filled.
Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Scott Sandberg at [email protected].
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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
Confidentiality of Application Materials
Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.