Musicology - Tenure Track - 2014-15
Appointment Tenure-track appointment, beginning August 15, 2014, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities The primary responsibility will be to teach Western music history, including survey courses and upper level electives for music majors as well as offerings for non-majors. A secondary responsibility will be to teach courses within the music department in an additional area of expertise. The candidate will work together with the music librarian to help students develop writing and research skills within the context of the music history curriculum. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and service on music department and college-wide committees. The appointee will likely be involved in interdisciplinary teaching, for example, first-year writing.
Qualifications The successful candidate will be a pedagogue of outstanding ability who will contribute proactively to the artistic and intellectual life of St. Olaf College. In particular, the candidate will demonstrate how the study of Western music history and a liberal education are mutually beneficial in the life of undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through research, publication, and other activities. In addition to a proven record of success in teaching music history and an excellent professional profile, the candidate will show a commitment to the mission of both the department and the college. Doctorate required; ABD considered.
Application Applicants must submit application materials online at https://jobs.stolaf.edu. A complete application includes:
1) a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications,
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts,
4) names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities as a teacher and as a scholar (we will immediately solicit the letters once you submit your application),
5) a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing.
Application Date The search committee will begin reading applications on November 1, 2013 and will accept applications until the position is filled. On-campus interviews are scheduled to begin in February, 2014.
Contact If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-786-3356.
The Department: Seeking a balance between the kinds of instruction a student might obtain at a conservatory with that typically valued at a liberal arts institution, the St. Olaf College Music Department encourages in its students a high level of musical achievement enhanced by a breadth of general knowledge and learning experiences. The department offers both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degrees, with programs in performance, music education, church music, theory-composition, and history-literature, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music department includes 31 full-time and 35 part-time faculty members. Approximately 300 students are enrolled as music majors, and approximately 1000 of the college’s students are regularly involved in music through ensembles, lessons and course work. The nationally recognized St. Olaf Orchestra, St. Olaf Band and St. Olaf Choir all undertake major domestic tours each year as well as frequent international tours. The top jazz band was recently named the top undergraduate jazz ensemble by Downbeat Magazine. Other ensembles include the Philharmonia, Norseman Band, Collegium Musicum, 3 Jazz Ensembles, 3 Handbell Choirs and 6 other faculty-led choirs. Archived performances for all of these groups can be viewed online.
The College: Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and a full-time-equivalent faculty of about 300. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 40 miles 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 a global perspective. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus program, St. Olaf seeks to stimulate critical thinking and heighten moral sensitivity; it encourages students to be seekers of truth, leading lives of unselfish service to others; and it challenges them to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.