Anticipated Tenure Track Faculty Opening for Music Fall 2017

Paramus, New Jersey
Jul 14, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Teaching and learning are the central functions of Bergen Community College, and as such, its faculty plays a central role in supporting and fulfilling the College mission. The faculty has the primary responsibility for developing and carrying out effective instruction, counseling and library services.  Since its founding in 1965, the College has been proud of its mix of tradition and innovation in the process of challenging students to raise questions, examine evidence, validate opinions, make decisions and communicate ideas effectively.

Successful candidates must be able to teach both day and evening classes including weekends, be committed to assessing student success and learning outcomes, assessing and developing new programs/curricula, demonstrating competence in instructional technology, especially on-line instruction and willing to accept assignments at any of our three locations (Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst).  All positions require excellent organizational and communication skills as well as demonstrated scholarship and professional involvement.  Candidates invited for an interview will be required to do a teaching demonstration and present a teaching portfolio.

Music (Job Code: F-MUSIC)

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track music professor to develop and teach core musicianship classes such as music fundamentals, music theory, ear training, and class piano, to prepare students for transfer to four-year Bachelors of Music programs. Familiarity with a wide array of musical styles such as classical, jazz, popular music and world music a plus.

Required: Master’s degree in music with graduate coursework in music theory; minimum 2 years college teaching experience with demonstrated success teaching music theory/musicianship; ability to engage students of diverse backgrounds; experience developing curricula, creating/administering placement tests, and developing relationships with partner institutions desired. 

Please include in cover letter or curriculum vitae a list of graduate courses taken in theory and musicianship as well as indicating courses previously taught.

Application materials will be accepted until position is filled.  All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code listed), curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, salary requirements, and three professional letters of reference with current contact information.  Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to

                                                         Bergen Community College

Department of Human Resources

400 Paramus Road, Room A316

Paramus, New Jersey 07652 



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