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Faculty - Music

College of the Mainland
Texas City, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 5, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title
Faculty - Music


Contract Length
9 months

Class Summary

Responsible for providing instruction within the appropriate department/program. Develop and revise curriculum and course work. Provide scheduled office hours for student consultation. Serve on College committees as needed and assigned. Participate in student oriented instructional and advisement activities as needed and assigned.

Position Type

Employment Status
Full Time

Position Funding

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

Master’s Degree in Music (Vocal Performance, Music Education, and/or Conducting Major), or Master’s with 18 hours of Music; prior teaching experience.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Doctorate in Music or Music preferred. Performance and conducting experience desired.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

- Principles and practices of teaching.
- Vocal coaching and training techniques.
- Detailed knowledge of material being taught in the specific course and program area.
- Student engagement techniques.
- Record keeping procedures.
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Ability to teach vocal ensembles such as A Capella, Chorale.
- Able to instruct/coach all vocal ranges and styles.
- Skills in effective Sight Singing and Ear Training methods.
- Knowledge needed to teach other courses as assigned such as American Music, Music Appreciation, Music Literature, Music Theory.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

- Familiarity with hybrid and/or online course delivery.
- Working piano proficiency.
- Prior attendance and participation in conferences and activities involving students and educators such as GCIC, NATS, TMEA, etc.
- Record of hosting and/or leading master classes.
- Success with vocal majors auditioning, entering competitions, teaching in communities, embarking on careers as public performers.
- Comfort with lifelong learners and groups containing mixed ages and abilities.
- Experience organizing and leading tours from local area to international travel.
- Demonstrable history of forming or supporting new initiatives to attract public and student interest such as A Capella, Madrigal, Mariachi, Musical Theatre.
- Established marketing and publicity skills including social media activity.

Job Duties

- Comply with all college policies and safety policies to ensure a positive learning environment for student instruction and to support the activities of the college and to attend meetings and training as required.
- Direct minimum of two concerts per ensemble each semester.
- Organize and present vocal music at special events such as commencement, holiday celebrations, memorial observations.
- Teach vocal ensembles such as A Capella, Chorale; teach Applied Music to both majors and non-majors; instruct/coach all vocal ranges and styles; teach Sight Singing and Ear Training classes; other courses as assigned such as American Music, Music Appreciation, Music Literature, Music Theory.
- Hold and/or participate in studio classes allowing students to try out performing prior to juries and recitals.
- Attend and provide student critiques in juries for all Applied Music students in the department.
- Guide students in selecting repertoire for recitals and prepare them for successful performances.
- Attend and arrange for audio and video recordings of recitals.
- Maintain regular visibility in the community as performer and/or conductor.
- Supervise students at performance events.
- Participate in departmental recruitment activities as needed.
- Maintain professional credentials and contacts outside of COM Fine Arts.
- Maintain a minimum of 7.5 scheduled office hours per week to be available for students.
- Develop multiple articulation agreements through contacts especially with area universities.

Licensing/Certification Requirements


Physical Requirements

Physical: Moderate physical demand. Must be able to stoop, bend, lift up to 25 pounds. Assist in transit of equipment such as sound system and keyboard for performances across and off campus

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Candidates that are eligible apply

Special Instructions to Applicant

Upload a file with video footage (up to 30 minutes total; 10MB limit) of the applicant teaching:
  1. Individual voice lesson(s)
  2. Ensemble rehearsal(s) and/or directing performance(s)

Applicants without sample teaching media available may provide solo performance recordings.

Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories, which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name of employer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attached to the online application.

Minimum Salary Range
Masters: $45,395 - Doctorate: $54,129

Mid Point Salary Range

Maximum Salary Range
Masters: $59,013 - Doctorate: $70,362

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree and 18 graduate semester hours in Music?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 2 years of relevant experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (1 of 3)
  4. Media File
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  5. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)
  6. Licensure/Certification

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