Class Piano -Term position - 2013-14
Appointment: One year appointment at 0.66 FTE, beginning August 15, 2013, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be to teach class piano to music majors. Other responsibilities will be to teach studio piano and to participate in the activities of the piano program.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience in class piano teaching and in establishing class piano curriculum. The candidate will show a commitment to liberal arts education and to the college’s mission.
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) a syllabus from a piano class taught by the candidate,
4) a statement of philosophy regarding piano class teaching,
5) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable),
6) names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities as a class piano instructor.
Application Date: The search committee will begin reading applications on May 31, 2013 and will accept applications until the position is filled.
Contact: Questions can be directed via email to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Nancy Paddleford at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 507-786-3180.
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 7 other faculty-led choirs. Piano students went on a tour of the Great Lakes region in March, 2013 playing a recital of music by composers from the Americas. Their home concert can be viewed online at http://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?e=748.
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.