Special Appointment Assistant Professor for Vocal/Aural Skills

  • Valley City State University
  • Valley City, ND
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Music

Job Description

The Music Department at Valley City State University is seeking a non-tenure track professor of voice to join a growth-oriented team committed to implementing a 21st-century music experience across the curriculum for Fall Semester 2022.

The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching applied voice, vocal diction and methods, and aural skills courses in an innovative music program. Other teaching areas may be assigned according to candidate strengths and departmental need. 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.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Master's degree in Music (voice primary) 
  • Ability to teach as a vocal specialist

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate 
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced vocal performance ability 
  • Experience teaching in the collegiate setting 
  • Experience teaching in an online setting 
  • Demonstrated success with student recruitment and retention 
  • K-12 music teaching experience 

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $44,000 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. Deadline for full consideration is May 27, 2022.

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. Since then, VCSU's undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. Online Master of Education and Masters of the Arts in Teaching degree programs are also available.

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 are reflected in the newly completed Center for the Arts. 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. The 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:
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. 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.

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