Minot State University’s Division of Music invites applications for a General Music Education Specialist, tenure track, at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Minot State University is seeking a dynamic educator to teach undergraduate courses in general/elementary music education, observe student teachers, recruit and advise music education majors, and maintain a high level of professional visibility while serving as a resource for regional public school music educators. Other duties may include supervising the student NAfME organization, serving as Division of Music liaison to the Department of Education, providing private studio instruction in their primary area of performance, and teaching other courses in the music curriculum as assigned by the Division of Music Chair.
Ph.D. in Music Education preferred; ABD or Masters Degree in Music Education with significant professional experience in a general music classroom will be considered. The search committee is looking for documented prior success as a general music educator. The successful candidate will show evidence of significant musical, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a strong commitment to Music Education in K-12 settings. Preference will be given to applicants who possess any of the following qualities/skills/attributes:
Certification in Dalcroze, Kodaly, and/or Orff-Schulwerk
Ability to teach studio guitar
Experience in secondary general music including popular music
Ability to teach applications of Music Education technology
Experience teaching in an online environment
Prior work with children’s choirs and community/civic organizations
Applicants will be asked to complete a Minot State University application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, music education philosophy statement, a document with a link[s] to a recent video file[s] of the candidate teaching in a music education environment (undergraduate music education course or general music classroom teaching preferred) using YouTube, personal website, Dropbox, or a similar web-based application (videos demonstrating teaching in various music education courses and private studio teaching are encouraged, if available), and unofficial transcripts.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair:
David Rolandson: email@example.com
Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2020 with the potential to begin January 2020.
About Minot State University
Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.
The Division of Music currently employs eight full-time and six part-time faculty members. The program offers a BA in music, BA in music with a performance concentration, BSEd in Music Education, and a Minor in Music. The Division of Music sponsors community partnerships with the Western Plains Opera Company, Western Plains Children’s Choirs, 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. MSU’s Division of Music proudly offers a comprehensive curriculum fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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