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Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Theory - Bemidji State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Bemidji, MN
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music, Theory
Deadline: December 4, 2018
Posted: November 5, 2018

Job Description / Duties

• Teach undergraduate courses in music theory and aural skills including Theory I-IV. The candidate would be expected to teach in an applied area. Other courses that the successful candidate could be asked to teach include music history, methods courses, and liberal arts courses, based upon the needs of the department and/or interests of the candidate.
• Contribute to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
• Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University's signature themes: International/Multicultural Understanding, Environmental Stewardship, and Civic Engagement.
• The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
• Assist with programmatic accreditation.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• MM degree in music theory or composition from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
• Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching is required.
• Doctorate in music theory or composition from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
• Prior teaching experience in theory and an applied area.
• Demonstrated experience working with and/or interest working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice

Contact Information

Scott Guidry
Department of Music
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (218) 755-3365
FAX: (218) 755-4369

Employer Profile

Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. The city of Bemidji has a population of 14,000 and serves as a regional commerce and health care center for about 130,000 residents of north-central Minnesota. Bemidji State enrolls more than 5,100 students and offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 600. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.

Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
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