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Position Title/Overview: Visual Art Special Contract Faculty

Duties/Responsibilities: The Art Department at Minot State University invites applications for a faculty member to teach multiple courses in the art program beginning August 15, 2016. The available position is a 9-month contract that focuses on teaching and management of studio-classrooms. Courses may be assigned in the following areas of specialization:

Qualifications/Selection Criteria: MFA in studio arts required. Applications from artists who are well-versed in theory and practice are encouraged. Previous teaching experience and an exhibition record are recommended. College level teaching experience is desirable, as is evidence of significant scholarly activities in the field. Advising, curriculum development and other related administrative experience highly desirable. Candidates must possess the desire to work in a collaborative environment and to help grow a studio arts program. For more information about the Art program and its faculty, visit www.minotstateu.edu/msuart.

Search Committee members will be present at this year's CAA Conference in Washington DC for interview opportunities.

Application Process: Candidates should submit a complete application packet which includes a completed faculty employment application, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, contact information for three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching and research interests. Candidates should also include 15 examples of student work and 15 examples professional work. Please send a web link to digital materials or a CD/flash drive. The faculty employment application is accessed at www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send physical application packets only. Application packets can be sent to Bill Harbort.

They must be mailed to:

Bill Harbort / Art Faculty Search Chair
Humanities Division, Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-3108

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. Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Minot State University is an 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. ND veteran's preference laws apply to this position.



Position Title/Overview: Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, Tenure Track

Duties/Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of the position encompasses instructing, advising, and working with students in both in-class and outside classroom settings for the Minot State University Theatre program in the Communication Arts Department. The focus of the position is in the area of technical theatre where the successful candidate will also design the main stage productions during each academic year. Specific responsibilities may include:

Qualifications/Selection Criteria:

Qualifications: Terminal degree in one of the many Theatre related fields is required. Successful University teaching experience is preferred.

Starting Date: August 2016

Application Process: Candidates should submit a complete application packet which includes a completed faculty employment application, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, contact information for three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching and research interests. The faculty employment application is accessed at www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf.

Application packets can be submitted via email to Dr. Aili Smith, aili.smith@minotstateu.edu, by fax at (701) 858-3894, or mailed to:

Dr. Aili Smith
Chair of Art & Communication Arts, Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-3865

Preliminary questions may be directed to Dr. Aili Smith at 701-858-3865 aili.smith@minotstateu.edu or Carlen Gilseth at 701-858-3178 carlen.gilseth@minotstateu.edu

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2016, 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.

Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Minot State University is an 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. ND veteran's preference laws apply to this position.



Tenure-track Position in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

POSITION
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science beginning August 2016.

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, software engineering, and electrical engineering 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 is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. It has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Masters I Institution. The campus has three colleges and offers 10 master's 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 3500. 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 5 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, which averages 20 participants each summer. It also offers a mathematics concentration for elementary and middle school teachers in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program. Our research emphasizes applications of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, together with mathematics education. Department faculty also supervise undergraduate research in their specialty areas. Information on the department and our programs is available at www.minotstateu.edu/mathcs.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Candidates should submit a complete application packet which includes a completed faculty employment application, cover letter, current curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, evidence of teaching effectiveness including student evaluations, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. The faculty employment application is accessed at www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf.

Application packets can be submitted via email to Laurie.Geller@minotstateu.edu, by fax at (701)858-3568, or mailed to:

Laurie Geller, Chair
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
Laurie.Geller@minotstateu.edu
Phone: 701-858-3282

Preliminary questions may be directed to Scott Kast at 701-858-3081 or Scott.Kast@minotstateu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 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.

Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Minot State University is an 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. ND veteran's preference laws apply to this position.



Surficial Geology

Position Title/Overview: The Department of Geosciences at Minot State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in surficial geology. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting fall 2016.

Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching expectations include: upper-level courses in geomorphology and soils; introductory GIS; and contribution to introductory courses (environmental geology, earth and planetary science, and physical geology). Research expectations include development of an active research program that would ideally include field-based 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 ArcEditor Suite, Trimble GeoXT).

Qualifications/Selection Criteria: A PhD in geological sciences or related field by time of appointment is expected. We seek someone with a broad, field-based background in surficial processes. Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and engagement in research and scholarship.

Application Process: Applicants should send a faculty employment application form, cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching interests/philosophy to: Dr. John Webster, Geoscience Search Committee Chair, Division of Science, Minot State University, Minot, ND 58707. Application materials should be sent electronically to john.webster@minotstateu.edu. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. 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. Information on Minot State University can be found at www.minotstateu.edu.

Minot State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to the veterans preference laws of North Dakota (NDCC 37-19.1).



Position: Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor, full-team, tenure track position

The Criminal Justice Department at Minot State University invites applicants for Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice tenure track position.

Duties/Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach 12 credits each semester, divided between core courses and electives. Candidates are also expected to maintain an active research and scholarly agenda as well as participate in departmental and university service.

Qualifications
Candidate must be prepared to teach Corrections, Probation and Parole, and core criminal justice 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: private/corporate security, homeland security, gangs and terrorism.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Degrees in closely related field will be considered. ABD's will be considered but a Ph.D. is required by start of 2016/2017 academic year.

Benefits include health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, and a sabbatical program.

Application Process
Candidates should submit complete application packet which includes a completed faculty employment application, cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, letters from three references to be sent directly to the search committee chair, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching and research interests. The faculty employment application is accessed at www.minotstateu.edu/hr/pdf/msu_faculty_app.pdf.

Application packets can be submitted via email to gary.rabe@minotstateu.edu, by fax at (701)858-3335, or mailed to:

Dr. Gary A. Rabe, Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

Review of applications will begin December 15 and will continue until position is filled.

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

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.

Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Minot State University is an 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. ND veteran's preference laws apply to this position.



Position #: Assistant Professor, Communication Arts, Tenure Track
Institution: Minot State University
Location: Minot, North Dakota

Qualifications: Terminal degree in Public Relations or a related Broadcasting/Mass Media field is preferred. Successful University teaching experience; professional experience in Public Relations or Advertising.

Starting Date: August 2015

Position Description: The primary responsibility of the position encompasses instructing, advising, and working with students in both in-class and outside classroom settings for the Minot State University Broadcasting program in the Communication Arts Department. The focus of the position is in the areas of public relations, advertising and other courses related to the broadcasting program. Specific responsibilities may include:

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students with 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 supporting this vision 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: Linda Olson Chair, Division of Humanities, Minot State University, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707 linda.olson@minotstateu.edu Online application form: www.minotstateu.edu/hr

Preliminary questions may be directed to Kevin R. Neuharth, Coordinator of Communication Arts at 701-858-3878 or Kevin.neuharth@minotstateu.edu. Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.



Position # 00024131: Visual Art Special Contract Faculty
Institution: Minot State University
Location: North Dakota

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, and service. To join Minot State University in support of our commitment, please consider applying for the position described below.

The Art Department at Minot State University invites applications for a faculty member to teach multiple courses in the art program beginning August 15, 2015. The available position is a 9-month contract that focuses on teaching and management of studio-classrooms. Courses may be assigned in the following areas of specialization:

Masters required, MFA in studio arts preferred. Applications from artists who are well-versed in theory and practice are encouraged. Previous teaching experience and an exhibition record are recommended. College level teaching experience is desirable, as is evidence of significant scholarly activities in the field. Advising, curriculum development and other related administrative experience highly desirable. Candidates must possess the desire to work in a collaborative environment and to help grow a studio arts program. For more information about the Art program and its faculty, visit www.msuart.org.

To Apply: Send letter of application outlining your area(s) of specialization and qualifications, professional resume/cv including three references with phone numbers, 20 images of recent work (URL to website or JPGs accepted); 10 images of student work, college transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire), SASE, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Linda Olson, Chair; Humanities Division; Minot State University; 500 University Avenue West; Minot, North Dakota 58707. Linda Olson may also be contacted by email at Linda.Olson@MinotStateU.edu or by telephone at 701-858-3836. Review of applications begins April 5, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. Minot State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.



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.