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Model Lab School Vocal Music Teacher, K-12

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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

Job Details

Model Lab School Vocal Music Teacher, K-12

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Model Lab School Vocal Music Teacher, K-12

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 23R200 - P-12 Programming

Division: 3R0000 - P-12 Programming

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week:

Additional Schedule Details: Extracurricular duties required for performances and related activities

Posted Salary Grade: Faculty Full Time - 01

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Holli Hunt

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.
EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.
Model Laboratory Schools at Eastern Kentucky University provides a world-class K-12 educational experience designed to prepare the next generation of leaders. Established in September 1906, Model opened its doors as the first school of its kind in Kentucky as an integral part of the Eastern Kentucky Normal School, which would become Eastern Kentucky University. Model is the only educational laboratory school in the Commonwealth, which has established it as a school of choice throughout the region.

Job Summary/Basic Functions

To plan, organize, and implement world-class educational vocal music programs in a K-12 laboratory school environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential, and helps the school and University meet established goals. To ensure that each student will grow to his/her greatest intellectual ability, emotional development and psychological well-being. Additionally, the teacher will mentor and instruct university students working and observing at Model for experiential learning assignments.

The successful candidate will be willing to support extracurricular opportunities for Model school students and other related functions as required. Faculty must also meet physical requirements such as standing, walking and lifting at least 40 pounds. Requires musical knowledge and ability to perform, play and read music. Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vison and hearing. Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.

Minimum Qualifications



Licensure & Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in field of music and Kentucky certification for teaching vocal music to students in grades K-12

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful experience as a K-12 vocal music teacher

Job Duties:
  • 90% - Meets and instructs assigned classes in the location and at the times designated.
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the Laboratory School philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, school and university policy, and administrative regulation
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for volunteers and substitute teachers
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Attends staff meetings and participates on School and University committees. Membership in appropriate professional organizations is encouraged
  • Maintains regular attendance
  • Follows all University policies, procedures and Institutional Review Board guidelines, and adheres to Model Lab policies and procedures as outline in the Model Laboratory School faculty handbook
  • Responsible for cooperation with students, professional associates, parents, staff, community groups, as well as University faculty, staff and administration
  • Cooperates fully with all investigations conducted by the University and the School as authorized by policy or law
  • Responsive and available for parent conferences and those conference should be scheduled as soon as possible and/or as needed
  • Participates in the School's graduation exercises, include wearing appropriate academic regalia
  • Demonstrates progress in teaching, scholarship and service in areas related to education and departmental goals. Such productivity could include but is not limited to preparation and dissemination of curriculum materials, action research, published article/research, submission of a grant proposal, or presentation at professional conference
  • Performs other duties as assigned - (Essential)
  • 5% - Completes and maintains professional development and promotion and tenure requirements. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Assists with other duties as assigned, such as extracurricular activities, assistance with student dismissal, supervision, etc. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: For this type of employment, state law requires a national and state criminal history background check and a letter provided by the individual, from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the applicant has no administrative findings of child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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