Open Positions - College of Arts & Sciences Positions
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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.email@example.com or mailed to:
Dr. Kenneth Bowles, chair
Piano Search Committee
Minot State University Division of Music
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
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.
Tenure-track Position in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
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.
- A terminal degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field is preferred. Terminal degree must be obtained within 5 years.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated success in and enthusiasm for teaching.
- Willingness and ability to teach the theoretical, applied, and practical sides of computer science.
- Demonstrated desire to contribute to the computer science community through service and scholarship.
- Desire to join a team of teachers who enthusiastically work together to engage students in the study of computer science.
- Ability to supervise and advise students who are completing undergraduate research, internships, capstone projects, and field experiences.
- Teaching experience and expertise in an additional area(s) also offered in the department is highly desired; these areas include software engineering, network administration, or security.
- Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.
- Evidence of scholarly activity.
- Evidence of student engagement in the classroom and in undergraduate research.
- Experience working in industry position(s) related to computer science.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.