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Institution: Green River College

Position: Music Instructor - Tenure Track

General Information:

Green River College seeks a music instructor to teach first year music theory and aural skills (ear training), and courses in MIDI technology including music notation and sequencing programs. Strong piano skills would be beneficial and other courses are possible depending on the expertise of the candidate. We seek an instructor who embraces the community and technical college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

This is a full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2018, continuing with annual nine month contracts.


> Master's Degree in Music
> Experience teaching college-level music classes as teacher of record.
> Demonstrated working knowledge of current MIDI technologies and music software.
> Ability to creatively adapt teaching methods and curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying levels of musical knowledge and abilities.
> Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators.
> Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, particularly students from underrepresented and underserved communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.
> Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.

> Two years' experience (part-time or full-time) successfully teaching music theory and aural skills.
> Experience teaching MIDI technology classes.
> Experience teaching music at the community college level.
> Strong piano skills and knowledge of jazz and contemporary styles.
> Participation in professional organizations.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

> Teach first year music theory and aural skills and possibly second year music theory and aural skills in the future, using pedagogical methods appropriate for community college students, possibly leaning towards more contemporary styles.
> Teach computer music courses that rely on current sequencing technology.
> Build a vibrant program that is current with the latest trends in music technology and attractive to and appropriate for a community college general student as well as a music major transfer student.
> Other courses may include: songwriting, piano class, and/or courses that are in line with the expertise of the candidate.
> Manage music lab that includes electronic piano/computer work stations, music software, and any other necessary equipment needed for classes in the lab.
> Advise students, serve on committees and perform other duties as outlined in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement.
> Participate in college and division professional activities.
> Maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships within the Music Department, the Fine Arts Division, and the Green River College campus community.

Salary Range: The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience.

Items to Send:

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position.

> Cover letter specifically and clearly addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
> CV/Resume
> Copies of transcripts documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees and all relevant coursework (originals required upon hire)
> Supplemental diversity-equity-inclusion question in a maximum of 300 words: How do you believe you would contribute to Green River's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?

See original job posting and apply online at:

Deadline: March 8, 2018


Other Information:

At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (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.)

Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students who are speakers of English as a second language and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.

Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, ability/disability, religion, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

Date Listed: 02/06/2018

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