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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: Orchestra Conductor
Assistant/Associate Professor, full-time, tenure track position

Description: Responsibilities include conducting the Minot Symphony Orchestra, a 75 member university/community ensemble, and teaching other courses in related areas as determined by qualifications and institutional needs. Other duties include taking a lead role in music student recruitment efforts. The Orchestra Director is expected to maintain a high level of professional visibility and show leadership with public school music educators and regional orchestral activities.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Music preferred, ABD will be considered. Demonstrated success in conducting and maintaining a comprehensive orchestra program is required. The successful candidate will also show evidence of significant musical, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills, participate in faculty governance and collegial activities of the Division of Music and university, maintain a rigorous professional profile and a strong commitment to Music Education.

Starting Date: August 2015.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education.

Procedure: Send application letter, curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts.

Candidates are urged to include hyperlinks to audio-visual materials as part of the application document. CD/DVD’s may also be submitted.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

Division of Music: 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.

The Minot Symphony Orchestra
This year marks the 90th season of the Minot Symphony Orchestra. It stands as a leading organization in the arts community across the Great Plains. With a five-concert season, the orchestra plays to a fully subscribed audience in MSU’s newly renovated Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Concerts frequently feature regional and nationally acclaimed soloists. The MSO enjoys the musical expertise of eight music faculty, more than twenty area professional musicians and educators and a rich combination of MSU music students and community members. Additional information can be viewed at www.minotstateu.edu/symphony

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.

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.

Apply To:

Dr. Kenneth Bowles, chair
Orchestra Conductor Search Committee
Minot State University Division of Music
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707

Kenneth.bowles@minotstateu.edu



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.



FULL-TIME SPECIAL CONTRACT 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 full-time special contract position in mathematics beginning August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications: A master's degree in mathematics or mathematics education is required; a terminal degree in one of these areas is preferred. Other required qualifications include: excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated success in and enthusiasm for teaching; and a desire to join a team of teachers who enthusiastically work together to engage students in the study and application of mathematics and statistics.

Desired qualifications: Mathematics teaching experience is preferred; ability to teach developmental mathematics and/or introductory statistics at the undergraduate level; experience in integrating technology and manipulatives with teaching; and experience in teaching mathematics to elementary education majors.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The teaching load for this position is 15 to 16 hours per semester (fall and spring) and possibly one or two graduate and/or undergraduate classes during the summer term. The person may serve on department and campus committees and may serve as a member on graduate committees. 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 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 3400. 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. Information on the M.A.T. graduate program is available at www.minotstateu.edu/matmath.

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.

THE VISION
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 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:
Wes Matthews
Department of Human Resources
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
wes.matthews@minotstateu.edu
Online application form: www.minotstateu.edu/hr

Preliminary questions may be directed to Dr. Cheryl Nilsen at 701-858-3106 or cheryl.nilsen@minotstateu.edu. Screening of applications will begin in late January and will continue until the position is filled.



MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY 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 position in mathematics beginning August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications: A terminal degree in mathematics or statistics is preferred. Other required qualifications include: excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated success in and enthusiasm for teaching; a demonstrated desire to contribute to the mathematics education community through service and scholarship; and a desire to join a team of teachers who enthusiastically work together to engage students in the study and application of mathematics and statistics.

Desired qualifications: Ability to teach a variety of mathematics topics at the undergraduate level; experience in integrating technology with teaching; experience in computing (programming); and an area of specialization such as (but not limited to) calculus, statistics, analysis, or mathematical history.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The teaching load for this position is 12 hours per semester (fall and spring) and possibly one or two graduate and/or undergraduate classes during the summer term. The person will advise master's research projects, serve on department and campus committees, and make scholarly contributions to the mathematics education community. 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 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 3400. 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. Information on the M.A.T. graduate program is available at www.minotstateu.edu/matmath.

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.

THE VISION
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 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:
Wes Matthews
Department of Human Resources
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
wes.matthews@minotstateu.edu
Online application form: www.minotstateu.edu/hr

Preliminary questions may be directed to Dr. Cheryl Nilsen at 701-858-3106 or cheryl.nilsen@minotstateu.edu. Screening of applications will begin in late January and will continue until the position is filled.



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 position in mathematics education beginning August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications: A terminal degree in mathematics education is preferred. A terminal degree in mathematics with strong background in education will be considered. Other required qualifications include: excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated success in and enthusiasm for teaching; a demonstrated desire to contribute to the mathematics education community through service and scholarship; and a desire to join a team of teachers who enthusiastically work together to engage students in the study and application of mathematics and statistics.

Desired qualifications: Mathematics teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, or secondary level preferred; ability to teach mathematics education courses to elementary, middle school, and secondary math education majors; ability to teach introductory statistics; experience in integrating technology with teaching; and an area of specialization in addition to mathematics education such as (but not limited to) statistics, geometry, or mathematical history.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The teaching load for this position is 12 hours per semester (fall and spring) and possibly one or two graduate and/or undergraduate classes during the summer term. The person will advise master's research projects, serve on department and campus committees, and make scholarly contributions to the mathematics education community. 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 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 3400. 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 25 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. Information on the M.A.T. graduate program is available at www.minotstateu.edu/matmath.

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.

THE VISION
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 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:
Wes Matthews
Department of Human Resources
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
wes.matthews@minotstateu.edu
Online application form: www.minotstateu.edu/hr

Preliminary questions may be directed to Dr. Cheryl Nilsen at 701-858-3106 or cheryl.nilsen@minotstateu.edu. Screening of applications will begin in late January and will continue until the position is filled.



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.