Primary responsibilities will include applied studio instruction in both classical and jazz performance. Candidates will work collaboratively with the applied wind, brass, and percussion faculty and directors of instrumental ensembles. Depending on the candidate's areas of interest and expertise, other potential assignments may include teaching Jazz Methods, a course designed to give the student an introduction to the necessary performance and pedagogical techniques for the middle and high school jazz ensemble and jazz combo, teaching Woodwind Methods, a course is designed to enable future music educators to teach the woodwind instruments by introducing the fundamental skills and pedagogical knowledge needed to do so effectively, coaching classical saxophone chamber music ensembles and/or jazz combos, and performing in the faculty chamber ensemble, PASTICHE.
M.M. in music is required; D.M.A. or other appropriate terminal degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with substantial professional performance and education experience. A commitment to the liberal arts and an appreciation for the small college learning environment is essential.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative educat...ion of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.