Adjunct Faculty Music
Job Title: Adjunct Faculty Music
Location: GRCC Main Campus
Job ID: 977
Date: May 7, 2019
Title: Adjunct Faculty – Music- Applied Jazz Bass
Adjunct Faculty – Music- Applied String Bass
Adjunct Faculty – Music- Applied Trumpet
Position number: 977
Work schedule: Fall and Winter Semesters
Reports to: Kevin Dobreff, Program Director
- The College is interested in seeking candidates to teach Applied Jazz Bass, Classical String Bass, and Trumpet lessons in the Fall and Winter semesters at our downtown campus. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.
- Teach private applied lessons to music majors and general college students.Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.Effectively assess student performance.Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
Education and Credentials
- Master’s Degree in Music is preferred however, applicants with extensive professional experience will be considered.
- Successful applied teaching experience is required.Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.
- Excellent pedagogy skillsPiano accompaniment skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills.Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
- An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Must have the physical capacity for standing and sitting for technique demonstration.
- Applied Teaching Studio environment in an academic setting.