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Open Positions - College of Arts & Sciences Positions

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.



SCIENCE EDUCATION
The Division of Science at Minot State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Science Education. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2015. A doctoral degree by time of appointment is preferred, but an ABD nearing completion of the doctoral degree may be considered. We seek someone with a background specializing in Science Education who is also qualified to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the science disciplines, preferably physics. The professional background should include at least three years teaching experience at the middle school or secondary (7-12) grade level and the candidate must have familiarity with science teaching methodology for candidates at the K-6 grade level. Teaching expectations include methods courses for both elementary and secondary education students, supervision of secondary-level student teachers, and involvement in a Master of Arts in Teaching: Science program; and may include undergraduate science courses in one’s specialty as deemed appropriate.

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 as well as graduate students in our Master of Arts in Teaching: Science program. This research may be in the area of Science Education or another area in which the person has a strong background.

We seek someone who will enthusiastically participate in undergradaute and graduate education and research. Our institution is one where the faculty work closely with students both in coursework 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 the Science Division and Minot State University can be found at www.minotstateu.edu/science.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching interests/philosophy to: Dr. Bob Crackel, Science Education 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 January 31, 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.



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.



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 candidate's 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.