Teaching assistant professor music Job at University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • University of North Dakota
  • Grand Forks, ND

Job Description

Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Full-time Faculty

Salary/Position Classification
$50,000 9-month contract, Exempt
40 hours per week
100% Remote Work Availability: No
Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

The Music Department is in need of a Director of Choral Activities to fill the role
of conductor of the Concert Choir, Varsity Bards, Goliards, a capella chamber choir,
instructor of Choral Literature, and other essential study courses. We are
requesting an interim position for AY2024-25 to fill the failed search during AY2023-25 and
will file another request to recruit in the F25 with the intent of executing a search for a
continuing position.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will receive a contract that allocates 87% effort to the direction of:

Concert Choir (mixed voices)
Goliards (tenor-bass chamber choir)
Varsity Bards (tenor-bass choir)
A Capella Chamber Choir (mixed voices)
Instruction of Choral Conducting
An essential study course

The successful candidate will receive 13% service allocation for assisting in coordination of the UND Honor Band, Choir, and Strings Festival, the UND Winter WUNDerland VIP Concert, and participation in faculty meetings. All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community and to participate in the department’s recruitment and outreach initiatives. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

Required Competencies
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students
Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Music
Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery
Knowledge of choral literature & repertoire
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge.
Demonstration of strong leadership skills
Master of Music in Choral Conducting completed by August 15, 2024
Successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working as a choir director
Experience working with a chamber vocal ensemble
Experience teaching in the areas of choral and vocal pedagogy
Active membership in professional choral/vocal organizations
To Apply

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by June 21, 2024 and include the following materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Unofficial copies of academic transcripts
  • Sample rehearsal and concert conducting videos
  • If applicable, proof of eligibility for veteran’s preference
Please note, all employment postings close at 11:55pm CST.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, sick leave in addition to paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Need help?

Please email the Human Resources Department at UND.humanresources@UND.edu or contact us by phone at 701-777-4226. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to participate in any portion of the University's employment process, including completion of the online application process, please contact our office in advance of your participation or visit.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or a copy of NGB 22 from National Guard or Reserve (with a unit located in ND) or certification from the applicant's unit command that the individual is expected to be discharged or released from active duty in the uniformed services under other than dishonorable conditions not later than one hundred twenty days after the date of the submission of the certification. If claiming disabled veteran status, proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and a current letter of disability dated within the past year.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

Job Tags

Remote job, Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Interim role, Flexible hours,

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