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Assistant Professor for Music
Post Date: 12/24/2020
Close Date: 01/25/2021
Valley City State University
101 College St SW; Valley City, ND 58072

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$30,000 - $49,999

Valley City, ND

Job Description:
The department of Music at Valley City State University is seeking a full time, tenure-track faculty member to join a growth-oriented team committed to implementing a 21st-century music experience across the curriculum.
The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching both progressive music education courses that incorporate music technology in the classroom and applied woodwinds. All members of the department participate in academic advising and recruitment activities. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain/update course and program curricular content, participate in department assessment, contribute to campus committees, and perform other duties as needed.

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $42,000 to $46,000 annually. VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page. This position is a 9-month, full-time position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure:
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references. Candidates that advance beyond the initial screening will be required to submit performance and/or teaching samples. Deadline for full consideration is January 25, 2021.

University and Community:
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 23 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. The Music Department has committed to enhancing the educational legacy of the institution by combining advanced music technology with traditional educational practices. These enhanced offerings will be best reflected as the music department transitions into the newly completed Center for the Arts in December 2021. This $32 million state-of-the-art facility includes a 350-seat performance hall, a 100-seat recital hall/choral room, an extensive audio production studio, an instrumental rehearsal room, piano and computer labs, large and small practice rooms, and faculty offices/studios.

Our 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Valley City State University encourages applications from minorities, women, and disabled persons, and pledges not to discriminate with respect to color, nation of origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status due to receipt of public assistance, or disability as specified in Federal Regulations. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference procedure. A criminal background check will be conducted on all faculty hires. Visa sponsorship for employment is not available for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned Master's degree in Music
Preferred Qualifications:
• Successful public-school teaching experience
• Earned Doctorate
• Ability to teach as a woodwind generalist (flute, clarinet, saxophone)
• Demonstrated proficiency with the use of music technology
• Ability to demonstrate advanced performance ability on one or more woodwind instruments
• Experience with student recruitment efforts

Contact Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Department Chair Mr. Jerrold Heide. Email: jerrold.heide@vcsu.edu, Phone: 701-845-7375. For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about the status of your application or reference letters, please email human.resources@vcsu.edu.
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