Adjunct Faculty in Music, Dougherty Family College

University of St Thomas
Minneapolis, MN
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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THE UNIVERSITYEstablished in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesotas largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate program.As a community, the University of St. Thomas is committed to:Pursuit of truth - We value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.Academic excellence - We create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.Faith and reason - We actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.Dignity - We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.Diversity - We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.Personal attention - We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.Gratitude - We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.THE OPPORTUNITYThe University of St. Thomas invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in Music in the Dougherty Family College. Faculty will teach a 100- level Music course in-person (e.g., Understanding Music and Culture). We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Music courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.We seek a faculty member who can teach three Understanding Music and Culture courses in Spring 2022 semester (starting January 31, 2022). The successful candidate should be available to teach in-person the following three cohorts/sections. Cohort 4- Mondays 9:00 am-11:00 am & Thursdays 9:00 am-11:00 amCohort 5- Wednesdays 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm & Fridays 1:00 pm-3:00 pmCohort 6- Wednesdays 9:00 am- 11:00 am & Fridays 9:00 am-11:00 amThis is a non-tenure track position. The compensation range is $5,900-6,100 per course sections (depending on education and experience).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONWe seek candidates who recognize the value of high expectations, student-teacher relationships, and home-school-community connections for students academic achievement. Competitive candidates will demonstrate how their teaching record fosters successful learning communities reflective of their students' diverse cultures. Candidates will also demonstrate how their teaching has prompted students to make use of their culturally embedded knowledge, resulting in meaningful learning that affirms their students' social identities and connections while promoting high academic performance.Successful candidates will have a background in critical and/or culturally responsive pedagogies and recognize their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege, and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. Candidates will embrace self-reflection, value excellence through educational equity, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing culturally responsive learning in a collaborative, collegial environment.Required Masters degree in Music or closely related discipline. Candidates with at least one year of college teaching experience (community college teaching experience a plus) are strongly encouraged to apply.The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.TO APPLYApplication Deadline: October 15, 2021. Applications should be submitted online at and include the following: cover letter; CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidates teaching experience; a one-page statement that presents the candidates philosophy of developing and leading initiatives to support a culturally responsive curriculum (discuss culturally responsive pedagogy in statement); and evidence of teaching excellence with underserved students (e.g., student feedback on your teaching).The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official joblisting on its website at University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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