Music (Vocal) Instructor (One Year Temporary) Reedley College

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Posting NumberAA2019-0783TitleMusic (Vocal) Instructor (One Year Temporary) Reedley CollegeCampus LocationReedley CollegeStart Date08/08/2019Essential Functions of Position

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of The 2017-2018 academic year, we currently enroll over 16,000 students in which 71% are Latinx, 6% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% are Black/African American, 17% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% are multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of faculty dedicated to improving the success of the student body with appropriate curriculum.

The instructor will be responsible for:

  • Teaching the following:
    • Concert Choir;
    • Small chamber groups emphasizing vocal jazz and pop;
    • Voice (beginning, intermediate and/or advanced);
  • Teaching other classes as needed (e.g., Music Appreciation, Theory, History, Composition, Ear Training);
  • Participating in professional and community music organization;
  • Participating in the development, and maintenance of college curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs to improve student learning;
  • Communicating and collaborating successfully with administrators, faculty, staff, and students as part of an educational team;
  • Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s in music;


  • Bachelor’s in music AND master’s in humanities;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications
  • Master’s in music with an emphasis in choral performance and/or pedagogy is preferred;
  • Experience teaching both technique and musicianship to choral ensembles;
  • Knowledge of literature for various sizes of choral ensembles;
  • Knowledge of literature for solo voice;
  • Experience performing as a soloist and ensemble member;
  • Knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following:
    • Music theory;
    • Computer music applications (e.g., MIDI, FINALE, MOSIAC);
    • Recording (including digital and computer hard drive);

  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff orally and in writing;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment177 duty days.Salary and Benefits

Salary is $57,320 – $86,295 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3695.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, temporary position.

Additional Information about the Position

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Open Date07/15/2019Close Date07/24/2019Closing Time11:55 pmOpen Until FilledNoQuick Link Specific Questions

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        Posted: 7/16/2019
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