Music Instructor (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)

  • Ohlone College
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Mar 24, 2021
Full time Music

Job Description

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Music Instructor (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)

Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for underserved students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college.

Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with an enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement, specifically serving students from underrepresented backgrounds, through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff, and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming and equity-based learning environment.


Position:
Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the Music instructor's responsibilities include teaching choral classes, overseeing the choral curriculum and assisting with music department course and program review, and mentoring part-time singing instructors. The position may include teaching a range of additional courses, depending on the department's needs and the applicant's background, some of which may be in an online format.

Additional responsibilities will include recruitment from area high schools, including regular visits as well as developing ongoing contacts with local high school music teachers. The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. The instructor may be required to have part of his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekends and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus and/or an off-campus location.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach assigned courses in the Music department, and employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
• Develop the choral program, to include: relationships with local high school choral directors and recruiting from those schools as well as from the general community e.g. home-schoolers, non-music majors, older adults, etc.
• Teach private voice in a range of styles, including Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop/Jazz, Rock and assist with singers in Jazz/Rock Ensemble Class.
• May serve as musical director or vocal director for Summerfest shows.
• Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
• Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
• Initiate and enhance institutional and teaching practices and aim to create a culturally responsive and equity driven teaching environment.
• Teach Music in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
• Develop and act as a Faculty Advisor for campus wide “Civic Engagement Club or Association”.
• Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
• Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
• Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
• Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
• Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student-learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
• Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
• Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference.
• Strategically build support and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
• Create and equity based and welcoming classroom environment.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Desirable Qualifications:
• Teaching experience in Music at the post-secondary level.
• Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
• Experience with choral and instrumental conducting; piano proficiency; performance background as soloist; building a choir and vocal department at secondary or post-secondary level.
• Knowledge of emerging musical and recording technology and choral rehearsal techniques and pedagogy.
• Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote an inclusive environment.
• Ability to direct a range of choral groups including large community choirs, select chamber choirs, jazz/pop a cappella groups, etc.
• Experience teaching group voice classes, including working with beginners, non-readers, and those with no musical background.
• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
• Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to work successfully in a team environment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in music
OR
Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities
OR
the equivalent

AND

Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests

AND

Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.


Physical Characteristics:


Starting Salary Range: $66,889 - $102,374 Annually
Posting Number: F0008-14
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/23/2021
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 03/19/2021
Close Date: 4/18/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Equivalency:
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or the application will not be accepted. The equivalency form can be found at the following link: https://vle456.wixsite.com/ohlone


Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Benefits Statement:
Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, among the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through UNUM.

Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the District is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.

Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and the employee premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(b) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.

Retirement: Ohlone participates in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA.

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).


Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”


District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a center in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.


Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.


To apply, visit https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/48258

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.






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