Dakota State University invites applications for a full time,
9-month term (non-tenure track) position as Instructor and Director
of Music, beginning fall 2022. The successful candidate will
oversee the music activities at the university and will also teach
courses such as music appreciation and introduction to sound
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is
not available for this position.
- A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant area is required
(including but not limited to MFA, Art History, Education, or
- Excellent teaching skills are essential.
- Teach courses such as music appreciation and introduction to
- Oversee the DSU student music clubs and sponsoring
occasional music events/concerts.
The Director of Music will have significant autonomy in choosing
and directing each event (live concert, recording, etc.) and must
be comfortable working independently. The music events could
include large or small group ensembles, either instrumental or
vocal. While there is no music major at DSU, music provides a
creative outlet for students of all majors and enriches the
intellectual climate on campus. Music is also an important
component of the General Education curriculum as well as the
Digital Sound Design major. Dakota State University has both large
and small performance venues available as appropriate (including
the 500 seat Dakota Prairie Playhouse).
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.
To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu
The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least
three professional references. Review of applications will begin
April 22 and continue until the position is filled.
Nationally known for its computer science, cyber operations, and
network security programs, DSU is recognized by the
National Security Agency as a Center of Excellence. The music
program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and this
faculty member will report directly to the Dean. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other
scholars and teachers across campus. DSU is located in
Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state.
The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style
possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is
just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South
Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible
benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement
benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits
include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training
opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability
coverage. DSU is committed to equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state, or local laws.
Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary
accommodations required in the application process.