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Instructor, Music

Employer
Guilford Technical Community College
Location
Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Instructor, Music

Status
Regular

Full Time/Part Time
Full-time

Location

Job Description

Guilford Technical Community College ( GTCC ) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the instructional team.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and collaborative music instructor with significant musical performance experience to join our team. Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach courses designed for transfer and in support of career technical programs to include music and entertainment technology courses. These could include fundamentals of music, electronic music, music appreciation, applied music, music ensemble and other music courses as needed. The ideal candidate should be inclusive, knowledgeable, and articulate in historical and contemporary issues of the music industry and related fields; and be committed to working constructively with all facets of a music and entertainment program within a community college setting.

Mid Salary

Duties/Functions

Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
  • developing learner centered lesson plans
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
  • preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
  • developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
  • complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations
Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
  • conducting recruiting activities
  • providing academic advising
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • assisting students with the registration and graduation process
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
  • maintain student records
College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
  • collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
  • serving on department, division and college committees
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
  • supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
  • participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges

Contacts
  • Dean, Business, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Department Chair, Creative and Performing Arts
Education Required
  • Master’s degree in Music or Music Education that includes 18 graduate credit hours in Music from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
Education Preferred
  • Doctoral degree in Music from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
Experience Required
  • 5 years of recent professional experience in the music or entertainment industry
  • 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience in music
Experience Preferred

• Greater than 5 years of recent professional experience in the music or entertainment industry
• Greater than 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience in music
• Experience teaching applied music – piano
• Experience leading ensembles and other performing groups
• Community college teaching experience
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner-centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first semester teaching
7. eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first semester teaching in that format

Physical Demands

1. May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses

Other:
1 Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type
Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
2024-223-REG

Open Date
05/17/2024

Close Date
06/16/2024

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a short (3-5 minutes) video of a recent musical performance (or if you are a composer, others may perform your work.)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher degree in Music or Music Education that includes 18 graduate credit hours in Music from a regionally accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years do you have of recent professional experience in the music or entertainment industry, music education, music production or music management?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years do you have of post-secondary music teaching experience in a classroom setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other
  3. Letter of Recommendation


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