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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Open Specialization (3-year term)

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Music Department of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB+SJU) invites applications for 2 full-time, three-year term appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music to begin in August 2023. We seek a colleague whose work will complement our current strengths; therefore, the area of specialization is open and candidates with a variety of backgrounds in music are encouraged to apply.  

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology and Nursing for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses 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 and 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 and 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 and SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 3,200 students, CSB and SJU are unique in all of higher education, distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see
CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.   


Instructional responsibilities are based on the candidate’s qualifications and needs of the department and may include teaching undergraduate courses in musicology and/or ethnomusicology, jazz ensemble, choral ensemble(s), applied lessons, courses within the music curriculum such as music technology, songwriting, or courses designed to fulfill needs in the Integrations Curriculum, the CSB and SJU general education curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship or creative activity, be active in service, advise students, and collaborate with current faculty to build a program that is just, equitable, and responsive to the needs of the 21st-century student.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Music Department includes 7 full-time faculty and 25 part-time faculty, offers degrees music and music education (instrumental and vocal), with over 500 students campus-wide participating in music.



  • Doctorate in music (ABD considered) or terminal degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence 
  • Ability to make contributions to departmental and general education course offerings
  • Strong commitment to recruiting 


  • Ability to advise majors
  • Professional performing experience
  • Ability to bring unique perspectives to the institutions through school, college, and university service.

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