Teaching Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano
- University of North Dakota
- Grand Forks, ND
- Faculty Jobs
- Health & Medical, Medicine
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
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. Short commutes, a great public-school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. 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.Position Benefits
Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.
Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.
Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will receive a contract that allocates 10% effort for instruction of Keyboard Skills, 10% effort for instruction of Applied Keyboard Lessons, 50% effort as collaborative pianist for the Concert Choir, Allegro Treble Choir, and musical theater program, and 20% effort as collaborative pianist with music faculty and guest artists. 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. Service duties will account for 10% of effort. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.Required Competencies
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including 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
- DMA or PhD in Music completed by August 15, 2023; ABD considered
- 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. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.Preferred Qualifications
- Collaborative piano or piano performance degree specialtyExperience teaching class pianoExperience teaching applied pianoExperience collaborating with vocal soloistsExperience collaborating with instrumental soloistsExperience accompanying choirsDemonstrated experience of performing at a high level
- Letter of applicationCurriculum VitaeContact information for three referencesUnofficial copies of academic transcriptsSample video recording of performance with vocal and instrumental soloistsSample video recording of performance accompanying a choirSample video recording of a solo performanceOfficial transcripts from the highest awarding educational institution must be provided upon hire.
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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 or more finalists who will be invited to campus.EEO Statement
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.Veteran’s Preference
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.Clery Statement
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.
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