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Assistant Professor or Instructor, Music

Employer
Columbia College (MO)
Location
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

Job Details



Assistant Professor or Instructor, Music
Department: Visual Arts & Music
Location: Columbia, MO
Type: Academic
Term: Tenure Track
Pay:$55,000-$59,000 per year (Pay range may vary based on geographic location)

Diversity Statement:
Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

Description:
The Department of Visual Arts & Music at Columbia College invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Instructor (non-tenure track) in Music beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. We are looking for a candidate with a wide-ranging background and expertise in musicology.

Teaching, professional development, and service are all required aspects of the position. Customarily a 4-4 teaching load; courses could include Music History, World Music, Music of the U.S., general music courses. The ability to teach Music Theory and Aural Skills is preferable. Various other music courses could be available depending on the candidate’s credentials, including applied lessons. The opportunity to contribute to growing the music program exists with this position. The ideal candidate will also have experience engaging in service to an institution of higher education. Competitive salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Columbia College is known for its small class sizes, which enrich teaching and mentoring experiences. Funding for conference attendance and other professional development activities is provided on an annual basis. We highly value strong interpersonal skills, cultural humility, and a demonstrated ability to make positive contributions to the College community. Faculty also hold important service roles at Columbia College--in admission and recruiting events, academic advising, curriculum development, academic assessment, and collaboration across instructional venues. They participate in the Faculty Association and its committees, and support co-curricular activities, and College events (may require occasional afternoon, evening and/or weekend commitments).

The Department of Visual Arts and Music currently has seven other full-time faculty. More details about our programs can be found here: https://www.ccis.edu/degrees/music-bachelor

Qualifications:
A PhD in Music or closely related degree would qualify the candidate for a tenure-track position, rank based on experience. A Masters in Music is required if the candidate does not possess the PhD as indicated above (Instructor, non-tenure track). A terminal degree in the field is preferred. Prior higher education teaching experience and a record of professional activities is expected. The position requires an ability to develop and effectively teach undergraduate courses, a commitment to student-centered learning, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to use various instructional technologies.

About Columbia College:
Founded in 1851, Columbia College is dedicated to improving lives through higher education. As a private, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the College takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Columbia College has a traditional campus and active evening program in Columbia, Missouri, more than 20 additional venues in 11 states, and a robust online presence. Columbia College reflects the growing diversity of the United States, with nearly 46 percent of its undergraduates self-identifying as members of historically underrepresented groups, which include more than 25 percent identifying as Black/African American and 11 percent as Hispanic/Latinx. Spurred by the creative ingenuity of faculty and staff and the financial commitment by the Board of Trustees, Columbia College is investing in the development of multiple new programs and the hiring of faculty to support new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs. It is an exciting time at Columbia College!

To Apply:
Interested applicants may apply online at www.ccis.edu/jobs . Review of completed applications will begin by March 29, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

To be considered, please submit the following:
  1. completed Columbia College application
  2. cover letter, including the names and contact information for three professional references
  3. curriculum vitae
  4. statement of teaching philosophy
  5. copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those who apply by March 20, 2024, will be given priority.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive of every duty and responsibility required by the employee in the position.

Eligibility for employee benefits and perks is determined by employment status. For more information please see https://www.ccis.edu/careers .

The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Campus Safety for Columbia College has provided the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and crime statistics for the main campus and venues nationwide.

Columbia College is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students. Please follow the link below for the full report or contact Human Resources at 573-875-7495 for a printed copy.

https://www.ccis.edu/campus-safety/crime-reporting/reports-stats

Company

Columbia College

Founded in 1851, Columbia College is dedicated to improving lives through higher education. As a private, nonprofit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Since the college’s modest beginning, Columbia College has flourished in size and has become a nationally recognized educational institution. 

Originally founded as Christian Female College, the college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it changed from a two-year women's college to a four-year coeducational college. Today, it serves thousands of students at locations across the nation.

At Columbia College, we strive to create an inclusive employee experience for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Columbia College is a safe place for open dialogue, a supporter of activities promoting diversity and inclusion, and ultimately, a community that welcomes all.

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