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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.



TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

OPPORTUNITY
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of computer science beginning August 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications:

Desired qualifications:

RESPONSIBILITIES
The teaching load for this position is 12 hours per semester (fall and spring). The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of computer science classes from beginning to advanced undergraduate programming, as well as related computer science classes. These classes may be taught in a traditional setting (on-campus), at an off-campus location such as Minot Air Force Base, online and/or blended classes. The person will advise students, serve on departmental and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the computer science profession, supervise and advise students who are completing undergraduate research, internships, capstone projects, and field experiences, and develop relationships and collaborate with those in local industry. Additional opportunities for online teaching are possible.

THE UNIVERSITY
Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Masters I Institution. The campus has three colleges and offers 12 masterís degree programs. There is a rich mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering more than 60 majors at the undergraduate level. MSU has a strong online program that uses a wide variety of communication tools to deliver coursework, training, and workshops to a worldwide audience. Enrollment is approximately 3600. Additional information is available at the MSU website: www.minotstateu.edu.

THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science currently includes 12 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members. It offers majors in mathematics, mathematics education, and computer science, and a minor in applied statistics. The department offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Mathematics degree. It also offers a mathematics concentration for elementary and middle school teachers in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program. Faculty research emphasizes applications of computer science, mathematics, and statistics together with mathematics education. Information on the department and its programs is available at www.minotstateu.edu/mathcs. Information on the M.A.T. Math graduate program is available at www.minotstateu.edu/matmath.

THE COMMUNITY
Minot and the neighboring air force base is a growing community of about 65,000 people. Minot is at the intersection of three major highways and is serviced by Delta, United, Frontier, and Allegiant Airlines, and Amtrak. The community provides a variety of opportunities to pursue individual interests and hobbies. Information is available at www.visitminot.org.

THE VISION
Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals that will help us create a community that is pervasively focused on: student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others. Candidates interested in joining us achieve Vision 2013, are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
To apply, please send a letter of application, a current vita, transcript, evidence of successful teaching including student evaluations, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:

Preliminary questions may be directed to Scott Kast at 701-858-3081 Scott.Kast@minotstateu.edu or to Stephen Hayton at 701-858-3075 Stephen.Hayton@minotstateu.edu. Screening of applications will begin in November 2013 and will continue until the position is 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 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.



TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Department of Criminal Justice at Minot State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 20th, 2014. The Department offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Additionally, through a joint program with the Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Dakota, it also offers a joint Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Faculty who qualify teach in all three degree programs. The Program has approximately one hundred seventy-five undergraduate majors and twenty minors, in addition to approximately twenty-five graduate students in the Masters or Ph.D. Graduate Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant must have a completed Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related discipline with a Criminal Justice emphasis, in addition to one of the following four qualifications: An applicant who is actively pursuing a Criminal Justice or Criminology Ph.D. and who are likely to complete the degree within one year of finishing will be considered. All applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) formally evaluated teaching experience in Criminal Justice subject matter; (2) experience in applied and/or the teaching of Criminal Justice related research methodology and/or statistics; (3) CJ field experience in United States Criminal Justice, including law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, court administration or US military Criminal Justice or homeland security or loss prevention; (4) publication record in Criminal Justice or Applied Criminology.. Juris Doctorates do not qualify for this position, however, Ph.D.ís in Law or Law Studies may be considered.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Normal teaching loads are twelve semester hours that combine both graduate and undergraduate coursework. Small class sizes encourage student-faculty engagement. Faculty members are expected to advise students; serve on graduate thesis, departmental and college-wide committees; and to develop a record of excellence in teaching, research and publication. Research, summer and overload teaching opportunities are available.

COMPENSATION
Salary and rank are commensurate with education, teaching and experience. Review of completed applications will begin in October, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

APPLICATION
A completed application consists includes: (1) A letter of application; (2) A Curriculum Vita, (3) Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references attesting to the applicantís qualifications and include the referenceís contact information; (4) Transcripts sent from Universities where degrees were earned or are currently being completed; (5) Evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) Copies of recent publications or publications under development; and other information that applicant wants to be considered.

APPLY TO OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. Wojciech Cebulak, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, 405 Memorial Hall, Minot State University, Minot, ND 58707. (701) 858-3503 wojciech.cebulak@minotstateu.edu

VISION 2013
Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals that will help us create a community that is pervasively focused on: student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others. Candidates interested in helping us to achieve Vision 2013, are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

Minot State University is an EEO/AA Employer.

A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.



Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Minot State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2014. A PhD in Chemistry by time of appointment is expected. We seek someone with a background in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry. Teaching expectations include Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis, and Inorganic Chemistry as well as introductory courses (possibilities include Survey of Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, and General Chemistry).

Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and active engagement in research and scholarship. Research expectations include development of an active research program that would ideally include studies involving undergraduate students. In addition to basic lab equipment, the department is well equipped for a variety of research. Available instrumentation includes Atomic Absorption, X-Ray Diffraction, Inductively Coupled Plasma, and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.

We seek someone who will enthusiastically participate in undergradaute education and research. Our institution is one where the faculty work closely with the students in courses and in carrying out research. Student engagement is important at Minot State University, and in the sciences research is an important part of that engagement process.

More information about this position, the Science Division and Minot State University can be found at http://cmsc.minotstateu.edu/chemistry/position.html.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching interests/philosophy to: Dr. Bob Crackel, Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Division of Science, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58707. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee. Materials may be submitted electronically to robert.crackel@minotstateu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013. However, applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Minot State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.



Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology
The Department of Geosciences at Minot State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in soft-rock geology. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting fall 2014. A PhD in geological sciences or related field by time of appointment is expected. We seek someone with a broad, field-based background in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology. Teaching expectations include upper-level courses in sedimentation-stratigraphy and paleontology; historical geology; and contribution to introductory courses (environmental geology and physical geology).

Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and active engagement in research and scholarship. Research expectations include development of an active research program that would ideally include studies involving undergraduate students. In addition to basic lab and field equipment, the department is well equipped for a variety of types of work, including material characterization (XRD, SEM-EDS), water analysis (ICP, GFAA, GCMS), and geospatial investigations (Topcon total station, ESRI 9.2 ArcEditor Suite, Trimble GeoXT).

We also seek someone who will enthusiastically help the Department grow. We have experienced an increased interest in geology among incoming students because of the increased oil activity in North Dakota in recent years. We welcome applicants with a background in energy resources who could develop new courses such as petroleum geology, well-site geology, coal geology and renewable energy resources.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching interests/philosophy to: Dr. John Webster, Geology Search Committee Chair, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58707. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee. Materials may be submitted electronically to john.webster@minotstateu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014. However, applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Minot State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.



Division of Music-voice special contract

POSITION
The Division of Music at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a one-year special contract in voice instruction beginning August 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS
Masters required, Doctoral work preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have successful college teaching experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach studio voice, conduct womenís chorus and provide related coursework as suits the individuals strengths. Work cooperatively with colleagues and students. Establish a reputation for high quality performance in the region. Assume normal professional duties, such as creative activity, service, and student advising. 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 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. Candidates interested in helping us achieve Vision 2013, are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

THE DIVISION
The Division of Music currently employs 9 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.

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:

Dr. Kenneth Bowles, Chair, Division of Music
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
E-mail: Kenneth.bowles@minotstateu.edu
Phone: 701-858-3190
Fax: 701-858-3823

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.