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Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, and cooperation, and upon respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for the future of Minot State University to help people appreciate life and learning and contribute meaningfully to the lives of others.



Position: Division of Music - Director of Choral Activities
Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track position.

Description: Responsibilities include conducting the MSU Concert Choir, overseeing the development of other campus vocal ensembles, maintaining a successful voice studio, and teaching courses in related areas as determined by qualifications and institutional needs. Other duties include taking a leading role in recruitment efforts. The Director of Choral Activities is expected to maintaining a high level of professional visibility and show leadership among public school music educators and regional choral activities.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Music preferred, ABD will be considered. The search will look for demonstrated success in all facets of the choral music program and voice teaching pedagogy The successful candidate will show evidence of significant musical, administrative, interpersonal, communication skills and a strong commitment to Music Education.

Starting Date: August 2016.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education.

Procedure: To apply, send cover letter; resume/curriculum vitae; contact information for references; a Word document with links to the applicant's audio/video files of recent performances using YouTube, personal website, Dropbox, or a similar web-based application; unofficial transcripts; and completed Minot State University application (available at: www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf)

Please e-mail all required materials to devera.bowles@minotstateu.edu. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

Minot State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other proscribed category. MSU supports ND veteran's preference laws, though the laws do not apply to this position. Inquiries or complaints regarding equal employment educational opportunities or the affirmative action program should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.

The University
Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision is to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. Candidates interested in helping achieve this goal are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

The Division
The Division of Music currently employs 10 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members. It offers an undergraduate BA degree in music, BA in music with a performance concentration, the BSE in Music Education, and the MME. 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. Music at MSU 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 www.minotstateu.edu/music.

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Position Title/Overview: The Division of Music at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track position in piano instruction beginning April 15, 2016. The MSU Division of Music is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all its students, to engaged and life-long learning, to the advancement of knowledge, service and to the development of student character. The Division of Music is accredited by the National Association of School. With fifteen highly qualified music faculty members, it offers a comprehensive and personalized curriculum leading to a BA and BSE in music. The Division of Music serves as host for the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Western Plains Opera, Dakota Chamber Music Institute and numerous regional educational and civic events. Information on the Division of Music is available at www.minotstateu.edu/music.

Duties/Responsibilities: Teach private piano lessons, oversee all keyboard studies and set policy, recruit and maintain a high-quality studio, coach chamber ensembles, perform as a soloist and collaborative artist, participate in outreach activities, and serve as liaison with regional music educators. Work cooperatively with colleagues and students. Establish a reputation for high quality performance in the region and nationally. Assume normal professional duties, such as creative activity, service, and student advising. Contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Doctorate in music required. Preference will be given to candidates who have successful college teaching experience and who have a proven track record in recruiting students and working with civic organizations.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Application Process: Candidates must submit a complete application packet which includes a completed faculty employment application, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are urged to include hyperlinks to audio-visual materials as part of the application document. CD/DVD’s may also be submitted. The faculty employment application is accessed at www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf.

Application packets can be submitted via email to Kenneth.bowles@minotstateu.edu or mailed to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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. According to NDCC 15-10-13.2, all faculty members are required to take an oath (or affirm) to support the constitutions of the United States and North Dakota.



Minot State University is a state-supported institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 3800 students. The university is organized into three colleges-Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences and the Graduate School. Bachelor's degrees are offered in more than 40 fields, master's degrees in 12, and one specialist degree.

Minot State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other prescribed category. MSU applies Veteran's Preference Laws. Inquiries or complaints regarding equal employment, educational opportunities, or the affirmative action program should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office.