Professor of Music
This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment at Merced College under the general direction of the Dean of Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences. The professor will teach a variety of music courses, which may vary from semester to semester. In addition to teaching general music courses and voice classes, the teaching assignment includes directing choral ensembles in class, rehearsals, and public performances. The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.
**Additional compensation for doctorate**
Examples of Duties
- Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
- Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
- Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
- Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
- Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
- Participate in the development and review of curriculum
- Participate in the development of teaching—learning methods and materials
- Participate in departmental, area, and campus professional activities/committees
- Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
- Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g. submit grades on time to admissions and records
- Master’s degree in music
- Bachelor’s degree in music AND master’s degree in humanities
- The equivalent
- Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Experience teaching vocal music at the college level, including directing choral ensembles and musical theatre productions.
- Knowledge of digital music technology and related applications, as well as a willingness to pursue future technological possibilities related to commercial music production.
- Piano proficiency and the ability to accompany vocal ensembles or classes.
- Experience in innovative teaching methods and curriculum development.
- Demonstrated experience in community outreach and recruitment.
How to Apply:
Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career Pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd/promotionaljobs.
- Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
- Three recent letters of recommendation
- Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
- Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
- Diversity Statement: Provide a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Your response is limited to one (1) page.
- OPTIONAL: Equivalency Review Form, if applicable. (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency) http://www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/eqforms.html
- RECOMMENDED: video recording of the applicant directing a vocal ensemble OR of a performance featuring the applicant as a vocalist.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic. Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.
Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.
Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.