Vocal Jazz & Theory Instructor
North Orange County Community College District
Position Number: 2016226FT
Location: Cypress College
Department: CC Fine Arts
Percentage of Employment: 100%
Months of Employment: 10 Months Per Year
Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track
Teach representative courses to include, but not limited to: Music Theory and Musicianship I, II, III and IV, History of Jazz, Pop-Commercial Vocal Style & Technique, Pop/Commercial Vocal Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation and related courses to a diverse student population.
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.
Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.
Work cooperatively with staff and students.
Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.
Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
Master’s in music
Bachelor’s in music
Master’s in humanities
OR the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.
Evidence in the instruction of Music Theory and Musicianship, Music History, Vocal Applied Lessons at the college and/or university level.
Experience in directing or conducting major Vocal Jazz and other choral performance ensembles at the college and/or university level.
Evidence of outreach and recruitment of students at the college and/or university level.
Experience in publicity and marketing of music programs, concerts or recitals.
Experience using and supporting current technologies and instructional methods (i.e., teaching online/hybrid courses, pod casting, Pro Tools, Logic, Sibelius, Finale, other online resources, etc.).
Evidence of collaboration with other disciplines (i.e., theater, dance) in academia.
Experience using and supporting current performance technology (i.e., sound engineering and amplification equipment).
Evidence of performance and/or teaching in contemporary, pop and jazz musical repertoire.
Evidence of piano accompanying skills for performance ensembles.
Experience developing culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Salary Range: $67,769 - $102,601 Annually
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Number: 2016226FT
Open Date: 03/16/2021
Close Date: 4/16/2021
Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.
The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/4494