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Institution: Northwest College

Position: Assistant Professor of Music


Masterís degree in Music from a regionally accredited college or university

Commercial performance experience

Documented successful teaching

Guitar expertise

Experience in promoting learning in and/or out of the classroom

Demonstrated commitment to assessment of student academic achievement

Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development

A high level of personal artistry on guitar or other instrument(s) relevant to American popular music

Experience in music industry current trends

Experience with emerging music technology

Interest in integrating informal and formal pedagogies

Experience in delivering distance education, hybrid, and/or online classes

Proficiency in computer applications

Demonstrated understanding and a commitment to the community college mission

Advising and student support experience

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Tenure track faculty position in multi-faculty, highly visible music program. Primary emphasis of the position is American popular music classes and ensembles. Develop an engaging American popular music performance curriculum for freshman and sophomore majors and non-majors. Position typically requires a teaching load of the equivalent of 30 credits per year. Priority is on excellent teaching including online instruction, along with advising, assessment, service, student recruitment, curriculum development, articulation with high school and university faculty and professional development activities. Division responsibilities are described in the faculty employment policies section of the Employment Handbook.
Design and teach innovative courses in Music Theory, American Music, and class guitar

Develop and direct popular music ensembles

Participate in music program recruitment

Direct guitar ensemble

Provide high quality, engaging instruction

Assist in the on-going development and assessment of curriculum

Develop course syllabi for assigned courses and effective varied instruction techniques that promote learning and address student achievement of expected learning outcomes

Evaluate student performance and achievement of course, program, and all-college student learning outcomes

Recommend appropriate texts and teaching aids which will be of the most value to the teaching-learning process

Contribute to delivery of instruction using distance delivery methods

Assist with academic advising and other related activities to include:
- Advise students and support students in program-related activities
- Post and observe office hours for the purposes of academic advising and student consultation. Hold office hours at times that support student success. Meet with students as needed by appointment.
- Advise and assist students during the ongoing registration process.

Serve on College committees as requested, elected or assigned

Contribute to program, division and department meetings

Personal and Professional development to include:
- Maintain a high level of content knowledge and engage in ongoing professional development in relation to oneís field and teaching
- Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic disciplines

Demonstrate mutual respect and civility and coordinate activities to promote the highest level of student learning and productive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, and community members

Contribute to positive program articulations with schools and colleges

Contribute to the college-wide assessment student learning outcomes

Actively participate in assisting the College in maintaining standards required for accreditation

Assist others on an as-needed basis

Participate in college activities

Work closely with other music faculty

Perform additional duties as assigned

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Teaching philosophy



TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: Unofficial transcripts accepted in the application process. Include copies of both undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. All transcripts must be attached as one document.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY REQUIRED: Applicant is required to provide a written summary of his/her philosophy of teaching and assessment of student learning.

SKYPE REQUIRED: Candidates who are selected for screening interviews must have the ability to access and utilize Skype.

OTHER: Applicant may provide instructions to access professional portfolio and/or links to online media.

Deadline: January 28, 2014


Other Information:

Date Listed: 01/25/2014

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