Instructor in Commercial Music-Vocal
This is an instructor position that conducts college-level courses for undergraduate students. The instructor will be expected to assist in developing and maintaining a vibrant music program with emphasis on modern music performance, promotion and recruitment for the commercial music program. Instructor must be skilled as a musician/performer and possess strong leadership qualities and communication skills to plan and direct student performance groups in a variety of public performance venues, including live television and music festival settings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruct: Vocal skills related to modern rock, country, metal, and classic commercial music styles.
- Instruct music courses with emphasis on vocal and vocal related ensemble performance
- Instruct music courses as outlined in the proscribed curriculum including hands-on lab skills and academic lecture.
- Remain concerned with any/all matters involving teaching.
- Demonstrate and practice proficient knowledge and skills concerning professional music tactics, strategies, and techniques.
- Prepare syllabi for assigned classes, meet and conduct assigned instruction in classes and labs as specified in the class schedule, maintain official class, grade rolls and grade reports, report drops to registrar, and personally prepare and proctor tests that adequately measure student learning outcomes.
- Prepare and deliver effective lecture presentations to students in musical exercises.
- Prepare and deliver effective lab presentations to students in musical exercises.
- Stimulate and motivate class discussions encouraging positive student goal achievement.
- Counsel and advise students requiring assistance outside scheduled classes, communicate to students at beginning of semester grading procedures and overall coursework expectations, grade performance consistently and equitably for all students.
- Keep students informed of performance, progress and possible problems, tutor students who require special attention, work with student services concerning student welfare
- Be familiar with administrative policies, philosophies, objectives, and goals involving program and institution.
- Participate in college functions, activities, and committees.
- Function as a program advisor and represent a positive role model by participating in student activities.
- Post and observe a 35-hour work week
Other duties may be assigned and/or included in the Faculty Handbook.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus three years minimum of professional experience preferred.
Associate’s Degree in related field plus three years minimum of professional experience required.
Ability to perform physical tasks generally associated with the duties and responsibilities described above. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
The skill level in this constantly changing field is demanding. The frequency of change for new technology remains at a challenging level. Faculty must continually utilize professional development to remain up to date on hardware, software, programming languages, and teaching methods.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.