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Company:
South Dakota State University
Division:
School of Performing Arts
City:
Brookings
State:
South Dakota
County:
Brooking
Country:
USA
Posted: 10/8/2021
Instructor of Music Theory and Voice

The School of Performing Arts is inviting applications for a 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, term position with rank of Instructor in the area of Music Theory and Voice. This individual will teach second-year music theory sequence and applied voice lessons. This position is supervised by the Director of the School of Performing Arts. The start date is August 2022.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach second-year music theory sequence and applied voice lessons.
  • Enhance curricular needs of the school by teaching in other areas such as history at the discretion of the Director.
  • Plan and organize instructional materials to meet course objectives and program needs.
  • Provide service to the university by establishing positive working relationships with School faculty and staff, area teachers, and potential students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in music or related field by date of application.
  • Experience in teaching applied theory and voice or the study of its pedagogy.
  • Ability to work with other members of an academic community.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position, must be eligible to work in the United States.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Terminal degree in discipline.
  • Experience in teaching in an additional area beyond theory and voice.

SALARY:

Commensurate with qualifications.

BENEFITS:

South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

The School of Performing Arts is housed within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The music program is located in an exquisite new facility, the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The piano program is poised for growth after nearly $500,000 of piano fleet investment consisting of Fazioli, Steinway, and Kawai instruments. The program offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music (with specializations in Music Studies and in Music Entrepreneurship).

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by November 5, 2021.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

For questions on the position, contact Search Chair, Emily Toronto at 605-688-5187 or Emily.Toronto@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.