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Instructor, Music

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor, Music

Initial Review Date: 03/14/2022*; Next Review Date: 02/03/2023*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Music, Foothill College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:

Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.


Foothill College is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and collegial full-time General Music instructor with a strong commitment to the mission of California's community colleges. Housed in the division of Fine Arts and Communication, the successful candidate will be able to teach a broad range of courses within the discipline, including Music Theory, World Music, Music of American Cultures, and Introduction to Music, using current pedagogical methods and technologies. The successful candidate will develop curricula in Music for a diverse student body and provide leading discipline expertise in program development, including collaboration with faculty colleagues from across the disciplines to reach new/expanded populations of students. Teaching assignments may include on-campus and online.

Standard duties expected of all full-time faculty include development, assessment, and revision of curricula and textbooks; program review; Student Learning Outcomes assessment; maintaining scheduled office hours; attending department/division meetings; pursuing professional growth activities; service on district and/or college committees; and working with other departments and community partners to improve student success. We seek faculty members who are themselves the life-long learners and independent thinkers we wish our students to become. We are looking for educators who are creative and responsible in their use of time and resources, who possess a clear vision for creating a democratic learning environment, and who can translate that vision into practice.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's in music OR Bachelor's in music AND Master's in humanities OR the equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the qualifications below.

1. Demonstrated ability to develop and use culturally responsive, student-centered instructional (pedagogical/andragogical) approaches.

2. Demonstrated ability to develop and use multiple teaching modalities (e.g., computer-assisted instruction, multimedia demonstrations, lecture/lab, and individualized instruction) that address the needs of a diverse, multicultural student population.

3. Experience with online pedagogy and instructional technology/learning management systems in asynchronous online/hybrid settings.

4. Experience with/knowledge of music from both theory and performance perspectives.

5. Experience in and/or knowledge of commercial music.

6. Commitment to supporting the success of underrepresented, disproportionately impacted students

7. Experience teaching or assistant teaching at the post-secondary and/or community college.

8. Knowledge of the California community college system and the populations it serves.

9. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues across disciplines, to design, revise, and implement new and existing curriculum and to advance the development of the Music program.

10. Strong leadership and communication skills



1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.

2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.

3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.

4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.

6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education, and training.
  4. The following Required Supplemental Documents (2 documents, Word or PDF):

a. A list of Music courses you are prepared and qualified to teach

b. A 1-page lesson plan to introduce a musical concept to students in the first week of an Intro to Music class (MUS 1 at Foothill) and a 1-page rationale explaining the instructional approach.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $67,090.00 - $110,186.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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