The Department of Music at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Music Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 15, 2020.
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.
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.
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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About St. Olaf College
One of the nation?s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.Academic excellence informs St. Olaf College's identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students' critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum. For nearly half a century, St. Olaf has been at the forefront of global edu...cation and a pioneer in study abroad. Today, with 110 distinct international and off-campus programs in 46 countries, St. Olaf students enjoy a world of opportunities when pursuing their studies.St. Olaf is an inclusive community that welcomes people of differing backgrounds and beliefs, a community that embraces spirituality and cultivates compassion. Conversations about faith are part of campus life and numerous opportunities are provided for students to grow in their faith and discover how they are called upon to serve others. St. Olaf takes pride in its record of academic excellence. A leader among undergraduate colleges in producing prestigious Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers, St. Olaf ranks 11th overall among the nation's baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees, with top ten rankings in the fields of mathematics/statistics, religion/theology, arts and music, medical sciences, education and the social service professions, chemistry and the physical sciences, life sciences, and foreign languages.