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Institution: St. Olaf College

Position: Tenure-Track Flute/Theory Position

General Information:

Tenure-track appointment, beginning September 1, 2010,
with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Within the context of a liberal arts education, the successful candidate will teach flute performance studies to music majors, including BM performance, and non-music majors, and courses in theory/aural skills. Other responsibilities will include coaching chamber ensembles, assisting with coordination, organization, and recruitment in the woodwind area, and academic advising. Opportunities may arise to teach related courses within the department or in the candidate's area of expertise.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Doctorate preferred. Excellent performing skills and proven record of success in teaching flute to undergraduate students. Demonstrated successful experience in teaching music theory and aural skills to undergraduate students. Commitment to liberal arts education and to the college’s mission. Ability to contribute to the wider aims of the department.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Send letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), a list of references with five names with contact information (no letters of recommendation at this time), and a CD recording of recent flute performances.

Please submit a recording playable on a standard CD player.

Include a self-addressed postage-paid mailer for return of audio material.

Deadline: February 1, 2010


Dr. Alison Feldt, Chair
Music Department
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Other Information:

The search committee will begin to read applications on November 15, 2009 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in February 2010.

Seeking a balance between the kinds of instruction a student might obtain at a conservatory with that typically valued at a liberal arts institution, the St. Olaf College Music Department encourages in its students a high level of musical achievement enhanced by breadth of general knowledge and learning experiences. The department offers both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degrees, with programs in performance, music education, church music, theory-composition, and history-literature, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Approximately 300 students are enrolled as music majors, and nearly one-third of the college’s students are regularly involved in music through ensembles, lessons and course work. The music faculty includes 25 full-time and 35 part-time faculty.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and a full-time-equivalent faculty of about 300. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 40 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus program, St. Olaf seeks to stimulate critical thinking and heighten moral sensitivity; it encourages students to be seekers of truth, leading lives of unselfish service to others; and it challenges them to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its students, faculty and staff.

Date Listed: 09/15/2009

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