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Institution: Harford Community College

Position: Music Faculty

General Information:

Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution that promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. The College is committed to building and sustaining a multicultural and diverse community of students and employees. Harford’s music program offers the most comprehensive musical experience in the area, with smaller class sizes and more individualized attention from experienced professors who care about their students and remain active in their field through performance and composition. HCC is able to provide excellent ensemble experiences and performance opportunities for its music students.

The College holds the following values to be fundamental to its community: lifelong learning, integrity, excellence, diversity, communication, collaboration, and service. HCC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.


A master's degree in music theory and/or music composition and two years of full-time teaching experience at the college level are required; a doctorate and experience teaching in a community college setting are preferred. Applicants must have knowledge of and the ability to teach various music software including Finale, Sibelius, Reason, and Melodyne. Recording and editing experience using Pro Tools is a plus. Other requirements include experience in developing and working within a budget, experience in recruiting and mentoring; the ability to assist in the evaluation of part-time music faculty members; the ability to take the lead in course- and program-level assessment. Experience in curriculum development and course scheduling are preferred.
All faculty members should have a well-articulated understanding of the role of community colleges and their students; experience in and the ability to utilize innovative methodologies, techniques, technology, and various delivery methods to continually improve student learning; have effective communication skills, including the ability to interact successfully with colleagues, students, and potential students outside of the classroom environment, in activities that are discipline-related, and with outside agencies.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be asked to validate teaching experience.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening. Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The faculty member is responsible for developing instructional material and teaching all aspects of Music Theory I-IV, including part-writing, ear training, sight singing, etc., and Introduction to Electronic Music. Additional courses may include music history, appreciation, and/or ensemble.

In addition, faculty members are expected to stay current in their disciplines and in teaching methodologies; implement changes in instruction based on assessment results; work with outside agencies, such as government, education, or business in order to promote the College and the Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (VPAA) division; maintain reasonably distributed office hours; develop and revise curriculum, participate in a variety of college committees and task forces, and advise students as appropriate. Faculty members are also expected to demonstrate leadership in teaching, discipline activities, and college service, and participate in community service.

This is a 10-month extended term appointment, which carries academic rank but is not tenure-eligible. The position is scheduled to begin August 2015. Extended term faculty contracts are automatically renewed annually based on the recommendation of the Dean.

Salary Range: $44,555 - $51,134

Items to Send:

Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Resumes are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of an employment application.

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.

Deadline: March 29, 2015


Other Information:

Date Listed: 03/09/2015

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