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Division of Music-Voice/Opera specialist

POSITION
The Division of Music at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Voice/Opera instruction beginning August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS
Doctorate required, ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have successful professional or college teaching experience. Experience teaching or working with students in public education is desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach studio voice and provide related coursework as suits the candidateís strengths. Duties may include Vocal Pedagogy, Methods Courses or a vocal ensemble. A principal responsibility will be to serve as General Director for the Western Plains Opera Company (a community supported regional opera company). The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with colleagues, students and teachers within the Northern Plains Region, establish a reputation for high quality performance in the region, assume normal professional duties such as creative activity, service, student advising and contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

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 us 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 6 part-time faculty members. It offers majors in music, music with a performance concentration, and music education. 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 on the Division of Music is available at www.minotstateu.edu/music.

THE WESTERN PLAINS OPERA COMPANY
Western Plains Opera Company's mission is to blend the best of professional, community, and Minot State University resources to produce outstanding opera in the north central plains and to foster the love of singing and good singing practices through its youth program. Information on the Western Plains Opera is available at www.WPOpera.com.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for references. Please do not send other portfolio materials at this time. Send three current letters of recommendation and all application materials electronically to: Kenneth.bowles@minotstateu.edu or Dr. Kenneth Bowles, Chair, Division of Music, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58707. Phone: 701-858-3190, Fax: 701-858-3823. Review of applications will begin November 7th and 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.



Assistant Professor of History - Pre-Modern Europe / World
The Department of History in the Division of Social Science at Minot State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Thematic specialization and geographic focus open, but candidates should be able to teach courses on medieval and early modern Europe as well as the ancient Mediterranean world. Experience with educational/digital technology and an outside field in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: Russia, India, China, or the Pacific Rim.

The successful candidate will typically teach two upper-level courses in his or her specialty and two world civilization surveys each semester. Experience and commitment to high-quality teaching of first-year students and advanced majors is a priority. The candidate will join a dynamic department with approximately 70 majors, a record of excellence in teaching, and a commitment to active scholarship and community engagement. Benefits include health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, and a sabbatical program. Ph.D. required by start of 2015/2016 academic year. Review of applications will begin November 30 and will continue until position is filled.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of research and teaching interests. In addition, please arrange for official transcripts and letters from three referees to be be sent directly. Please include an MSU Employment Application form: MSU Faculty Employment Application

All materials should be submitted to:

Dr. Daniel Ringrose
Department of History
Division of Social Science
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

For more information about the Minot State University and the MSU History Program see: history.minotstateu.edu

Minot State University Strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for all employees and students. To support this objective criminal history background checks are conducted on all new regular hires and some temporary/part-time hires as indicated by SBHE Policy 602.3. All other offers of employment for positions requiring a background check will be conditional pending satisfactory results of the check. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. Minot State University is an EEO/AA Employer.



Assistant or Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Department at Minot State University invites applicants at the Assistant or Associate level with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or related field.

Candidates at the associate level should also demonstrate administrative expertise and interest in serving as department chair. The chair receives a teaching reduction and is responsible for guiding the department in scheduling, personnel reviews, assessment, budget management and program design.

Area of specialization is open, but candidate must be prepared to teach Corrections, Probation and Parole and core courses shared among department faculty, including Introduction to Criminal Justice. Preference will be given to candidates who also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: technology and crime, private/corporate security, human trafficking, or Native American CJ/Governance. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits each semester, divided between core courses and a range of electives. Ph.D. required by start of 2015/2016 academic year.

Benefits include health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, and a sabbatical program. Review of applications will begin December 15 and will continue until position is filled.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of research and teaching interests. In addition, please arrange for official transcripts and letters from three referees to be be sent directly. Electronic materials should be followed by mailed paper original documents. Please include an MSU Employment Application form: MSU Faculty Employment Application

All materials should be submitted to:

Dr. Daniel Ringrose, Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

For more information about Minot State University and the MSU Criminal Justice Program see: www.minotstateu.edu

Minot State University Strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for all employees and students. To support this objective criminal history background checks are conducted on all new regular hires and some temporary/part-time hires as indicated by SBHE Policy 602.3. All other offers of employment for positions requiring a background check will be conditional pending satisfactory results of the check. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. Minot State University is an EEO/AA Employer.