Community College Job Openings – Music Instructor

Website California Community Colleges

Job Description:

The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in Music who will work collaboratively with colleagues to expand the music program, including its ensemble offerings, modes of instruction, and career preparation to meet the needs of 21st century students. Our music program is moving beyond traditional offerings to create new ensembles that reflect the interests of a diverse student population and to develop additional modes of delivery that provide flexibility to students. The ideal candidate will have expertise and success in preparing students for employment in areas, such as music business, electronic music production, music education, and performance. The successful candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with colleagues on new course development, curriculum revisions, department planning, program review, and the assessment of student learning
  • Provide one-to-one and small group support to students during regularly scheduled office hours
  • Develop and practice effective teaching strategies that foster success in students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, interests, and abilities
  • Work with colleagues to oversee maintenance and repair of the department’s musical instruments and audio equipment
  • Participate in department, division, and college meetings and committees
  • Commitment to professional endeavors in the arts outside the classroom and to integrating this experience into the curriculum and classroom
  • Teach day, evening, hybrid, and online classes as required by the college
  • Teach general education and major courses from the music curriculum based on program needs and expertise of applicant
  • Collaborate with faculty in music and other disciplines to enrich the curriculum and enhance student learning and success

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom
  • Possession of a Master’s or above in music OR Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s or above or above in humanities OR the equivalent (see below)

Qualification & Experience:

  • Willingness to examine and adjust instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support a variety of student backgrounds and learning styles
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices
  • The ability to lead at least one ensemble and expand ensemble offerings based on areas of expertise and student interest
  • Experience with creative arts community outreach and partnerships
  • Expertise and success in preparing students for internships and employment in areas, such as music business, electronic music production, songwriting, music education, and performance
  • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in a community college setting along with an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • An interest in exploring new modes of instruction, including but not limited to hybrid and online classes and innovative class scheduling

Job Details:

Company: California Community Colleges

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Education

Job Location: Tupelo, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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