The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The normal teaching load is equivalent to six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include courses within the music education curriculum (both in the music and the education departments) and supervising field experiences and student teachers. There are also opportunities to teach interdisciplinary courses, off-campus courses, first-year writing, etc. Faculty members are expected to be productive scholars; the College and department offer significant opportunities and support for faculty to engage in scholarly activity, including research with undergraduates and interdisciplinary teaching. Duties also involve advising, committee service, and departmental and institutional obligations.
The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. On campus interviews are expected in February, 2020.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Dr. Timothy Mahr, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.
Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Music Education (ABD will be considered); three or more years of experience as a licensed music teacher in a U.S. elementary, middle, and/or high school. Preferred Qualifications: Five or more years of K-12 music teaching experience; recent K-12 experience; experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds; and student teacher supervision experience.
About St. Olaf College
The St. Olaf Music Department devotes itself to creating an educational experience that unites the artistic standards of a professional program with the intellectual rigors and academic breadth of the liberal arts in an environment of free, creative, and critical inquiry. More information about the Music Department may be found at https://wp.stolaf.edu/music/.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.
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