Tenure-track Music Instructor

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Music

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Music Instructor. Primary teaching duties include directing the concert band and jazz ensemble. Additional teaching responsibilities will also include some combination of the following coursework: music history, music theory, ear training, and music appreciation. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 14, 2018.  
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
General Faculty Responsibilities  Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.  Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.  Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.  Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.  Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.  Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.  Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies  Master’s degree in Music or Music Education.   Teaching experience.   Experience conducting concert band and jazz ensemble.  Understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the kinds of faculty work expected at an open admissions college.  Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects  Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications  College and public school teaching experience.   Understanding of the goals of a music department within the mission of the two-year community college system.  Demonstrated success in developing high quality performing concert band and jazz ensembles.   Demonstrated success in recruitment and retention of students.   Experience in touring with large student ensembles.  Practical experience in budget management skills.  Proficiency in the use of technology and music technology (experience in distance learning).  Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.  Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of technology that enhances student success.  Familiarity with current research in the discipline.

 Excellent classroom teaching and communication skills.  Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning.
Salary Statement Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
APPLICATION PROCESS Required Online Application Materials:  Clark College Online Application, including names of five references  Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position  Conducting demonstration DVD or online YouTube links of candidate’s own ensembles in either rehearsal or live performance (maximum 30 minutes).  Current résumé including five references.  Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.  Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application 1. Describe your philosophy of teaching music. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.  2. As an ensemble director, describe your strategies for recruitment and performance working within the open enrollment system and a small department. 3. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., December 28, 2017.
Condition of employment: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/studentsupport/security/report.php
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree