Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Education
University of St. Thomas (Minn.) - Saint Paul, MN

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Job Summary:
The Department of Music at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Music Education – Open Rank to begin September 2013. Teaching responsibilities will include some of the following: undergraduate courses in music education methods; graduate courses in music education methods; teaching musicianship to music educators; advising master’s theses; and other courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise and interest.

The candidate should have experience in teaching elementary music education courses to both graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, preference will be given to the candidate who possesses the administrative skills needed to provide oversight of the elementary-focused portions within Graduate Programs in Music Education, as well as the field experiences for undergraduate music education majors. Participation in advising undergraduate and graduate students, department committees, campus wide committees and activities is also expected.

The mission of the University Of St. Thomas Department Of Music is to provide outstanding music instruction through our progressive curriculum, enabling students to realize their full potentials in the development of their musical, artistic and career goals. Our accomplished faculty provide and model musical and academic excellence while mentoring students in a creative environment, which in turn enhances the cultural, spiritual and intellectual life of the university and community. The mission of Graduate Programs in Music Education is to raise the standard of music teaching in the United States by promoting artistic, intelligent, reflective, and inspired music teaching at all levels of music instruction. Our work encourages a continual process of music education reform. We initiate programs that address practitioners’ musical, intellectual, and professional needs. We value classroom practice, theory, and research equally in our quest to improve the quality of music education.

Qualifications include


Ph.D. in music education preferred, but ABD nearing completion of the Ph.D. (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) will be considered. The candidate must also possess the following credentials: Kodaly and/or Orff certification; five years of elementary level teaching experience; demonstrated expertise in elementary music education; demonstrated activity in local and national music education organizations; and demonstrated potential for excellence in research/scholarly activity. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit the University strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, the University of St. Thomas requires consent for and successful completion of a background screening of its employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online and submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by clicking below. In addition, please submit the following either online or as email attachments: a sample of scholarly writing; graduate transcripts; and a list of three to five references to: Douglas C. Orzolek, Search Committee Chair, Music Department, BEC9, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; email

. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. - 2 years ago - save job