Adjunct Faculty in Music, Dougherty Family College
Posted Date 1 hour ago(9/11/2021 7:49 PM)
Number of Openings
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Dougherty Family College
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major
metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's 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
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 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
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
Cohort 4- Mondays 9:00 am-11:00 am & Thursdays 9:00 am-11:00 am
Cohort 5- Wednesdays 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm & Fridays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Cohort 6- Wednesdays 9:00 am- 11:00 am & Fridays 9:00 am-11:00 am
This is a non-tenure track position. The compensation range is $5,900-6,100
per course sections (depending on education and experience).
We 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 Master's 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.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021. Applications should be submitted
online at https: // jobs.stthomas.edu and include the following: cover letter;
CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the
candidate's teaching experience; a one-page statement that presents the
candidate's 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).
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