Faculty, Music: Percussion

Oct 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION: FACULTY, Music: Percussion STATUS: Full time Tenure track DEPARTMENT: Fine Arts DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Faculty REPORTS TO: Department Chair PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications. MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Teach applied percussion lessons, teach general education music courses, direct JJC Percussion Ensemble, 2. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support. 3. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities. 4. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses. 5. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees. 6. Assist students with academic advising. 7. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning. 8. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission. 9. Teach at other campus sites as needed. 10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education. 2. Coursework at the graduate level should demonstrate a significant concentration in music theory or music history. 3. College-level teaching experience. 4. Two (2) years of teaching experience in the disciplines including percussion ensemble and applied lessons. 5. Experience and interest in performance, both on and off campus. 6. Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins. 7. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the community college mission. 8. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Doctorate Degree in Percussion Performance or Music Education. 2. Five (5) years community college teaching experience. 3. High level of proficiency on mallets, battery, and jazz drum set. 4. Experience teaching general education courses. 5. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Normal classroom physical demands. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom teaching environment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at http://employment.jjc.edu To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following items with their application: (1) cover letter, (1) application, (1) resume, transcripts, (3) current reference letters, and (2) videos (1- a recent live solo performance or performances demonstrating your proficiency as a player and 1-directing a percussion ensemble). For the including videos: Use the Multi Media document types (one slot for each video). The system cannot support uploaded videos therefore you must provide a URL of where the video is posted on the internet (I.e. YouTube, personal web page, etc. (3) Letters of reference are collected via the People Admin System. As you progress through your application, you will come across the Reference Letter section which will allow you to provide contact information for your (3) letters of reference. Please include the current contact information for your references. Request for reference letters are solicited via the People Admin system using the contact information provided therefore it is critical for you to include the correct information. Additionally, we strongly recommend that you reach out to the individuals that you are having write letters of recommendation and have them complete this ASAP. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu" Application Deadline: October 1, 2017 All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: * Satisfactory results of a background check * Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN "ON CAMPUS" STUDENT HOUSING Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in "on campus" student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : http://jjc.edu/about/operational/campus-police/Pages/crime-statistics.aspx along with other safety information. If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses. This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.