Instructor of Music, Full-Time-Temporary One (1) Year 2021-22 – Columbia College

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Job Title:

Instructor of Music, Full-Time-Temporary One (1) Year 2021-22 – Columbia College


Columbia College

Tenure Track:

Non-Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2020-2021 Salary Schedule – $61,366 to $114,555 per year, plus an annual $2,579 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,841.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.
•Temporary One-Year appointments are not eligible for the District’s Retiree Benefit Programs.
•Benefits eligibility is based on work assignment

Required Quals Summary:

Master’s degree in Music, OR Bachelor’s degree in Music AND Master’s Degree in
Humanities, OR the equivalent.

Determined by California State Chancellor’s Office. Click link below for discipline-applicable Minimum Qualifications:

The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency go to: Choose: Human Resources, Choose: HR Forms & Documents, Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach an equivalency form to your letter of interest.

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population

Job Description Summary:

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teaching lower division college courses in Music such as the following: general education, music theory, and instrumental/vocal music performance groups.
•Implementing effective strategies to teach music theory.
•Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines and evidence-based teaching practices.
•Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
•Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
•Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
•Provide letters of recommendation to students as appropriate
•Support students in their development, including academic program, transfer, and career options
•Participating in department, division, and college-wide meetings and committees on a regular basis.
•Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
•Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
•Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum.
•Actively participating in the accreditation cycle.
•Collaborating in the development and revision of program review and engaging in program improvement initiatives.
•Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.
•Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
•Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
•Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
•Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
•Perform other duties as assigned.


• Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
• Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:


•Education and/or experience in teaching in Music at the community college level.
•Emphasis in Jazz and popular music (also including, but not limited to, Country, R&B, and Latin Salsa).
•Plays the piano with the ability to teach students and accompany instrumentalists and vocalists.
•Ability to teach guitar and other stringed instruments.
•Instrumentalist who can also teach vocal.
•Current knowledge of home and/or small studio recording and production.
•Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
•Competency in current pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, online or hybrid teaching, and other strategies directed at improving student success and student equity.

Desirable Characteristics:

•Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
•Enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
•Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
•Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate diverse students.
•Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
•Vision and energy to plan and organize improvements for student success.
•Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.
•Personal qualifications, such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, and ability to conduct effective public presentations.
•Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, classroom, and workplace practices to more effectively engage issues of equity.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time