Adjunct Faculty - Music

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

Amarillo College is accepting applications, cover letters, and resumes for Part Time Faculty in Music who will teach applied instrumental and vocal private lessons and/or other music courses. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, studio, or laboratory courses, and in preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; and reviewing examinations, performances and papers; evaluating student work. Adjunct faculty are hired in a part-time capacity on a semester-by-semester basis, contingent upon institutional need.

Amarillo College is a 2-year community college and an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Required: Associate degree or above

Preferred: Master's degree or above

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Professional experience with demonstrated teaching competence for the subjects and levels taught.

Preferred: Professional experience with demonstrated teaching competence at the college level.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the discipline
  • Ability to work with and motivate students.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching skills.
  • Ability to maintain an established schedule, which may include evenings and multiple campus locations.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Ability to work well with a team or independently.
  • Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management.
  • Must understand and apply learner-centered and high impact instructional methods.
  • Must be able to deal with people in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to work with students of diverse backgrounds.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration and instructional quality.
  • Perform teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.
  • Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.
  • Teach day and/or evening courses as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.
  • Select instructional materials (textbooks).
  • Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.
  • Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
  • Assist with registration. Participate in recruitment activities.
  • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Educate themselves regarding College policies.
  • Provide extra help to students outside of class (not for pay).
  • Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Participate in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.
  • Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.
  • Participate in and complete performance assessments/evaluations as assigned.
  • Perform additional related duties as required
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the Faculty (iCare) Ideals.

Attendance Expectations: Regular attendance is an essential condition of employment.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: Teaching will primarily occur in the Music Building on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College.

Salary: Based on Instructional Compensation Schedule (relevant to the degree and years of teaching experience at Amarillo College).

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill adjunct/part time assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or divisions will refer to the pool of applications on file to fill assignments as needs arise. Applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Applications are valid for one year, at which time applicants with a desire to remain the applicant pool must reapply.

Organization

Working at Amarillo College

Established in 1929, with 86 students answering the inaugural roll call, Amarillo College today is a vibrant, multi-faceted community college that typically enrolls about 10,000 students in academic classes at six campuses and an outreach center.

In 2018, Amarillo College was named a “Great College to Work For” in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s eleventh annual survey on the academic workplace.

With a proven blend of quality and affordability that makes Texas community colleges so appealing – approximately half of the students enrolled in higher education in Texas attend a community college – Amarillo College provides students with a solid academic foundation, whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.

AC, which enjoys unflagging community support, received a major boost in May of 2019 with passage of an $89 million bond issue. Among the many projects this enables the College to undertake are creation of an Innovation Hub, construction of a First Responders Academy and centralization of Student Life Services.

Amarillo College adopted a Culture of Caring in 2015 and since that time has launched a unique and ambitious No Excuses Poverty Initiative that has garnered national attention for connecting first-generation and/or academically underprepared students with social services structured to help them overcome barriers to success.

The College’s game-changing initiatives led national community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) to name Amarillo College a co-recipient of its 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award, a significant national accolade contingent upon measurable improvements in student outcomes.

Over the past six years, Amarillo College opened a counseling center, a legal aid clinic, a career and employment center, and a childcare center. AC also launched an Advocacy and Resource Center, which houses a food pantry and connects students with social services provided by more than 60 local nonprofits.

Since their inception, AC’s initiatives have led to steady gains in A-to-C pass rates, fall-to-fall retention, and three-year graduation/transfer rates, which among first generation students have increased from 12 percent to 21 percent.

Additionally, the percentage of students who attend AC on a full-time basis continues to climb – 75 percent of AC students attended the College part time in 2015, while only 57 percent were part-time students in 2018.

The College enjoyed its largest graduating class ever in May of 2019, when more than 1,000 students were awarded credentials of completion.

 

OUR MISSION & VALUES

The mission of Amarillo College is “enriching the lives of our students and community by helping learners identify and achieve their educational goals.” The mission is driven by our vision to ensure that 70% of our students complete a certificate or degree or transfer within 3 years. Both the mission and vision of the college are lived out among our staff through our Culture of Caring which embodies our five core values: Wow, Innovation, Family, Fun, and Yes.

Caring through WOW: 

Every student and colleague will say "WOW, you were so helpful, supportive, and open" after an interaction with us.

Caring through FUN:   

We will find ways to have fun with each other and celebrate each other.
We will find ways to make our work fun and effective.

Caring through INNOVATION:     

We will see ourselves as "roadblock removers" - for students and for each other.
We will always look for ways to help others and improve our processes.

Caring through FAMILY:     

We will find ways to show we care about our students and each other.
We will readily and effectively share information with each other.
We will approach our interactions with each other with trust and openness.
We will put the needs of others before our own.

Caring through YES: 

We will think "yes" first and find solutions rather than saying "no."
We will be passionate about our jobs and helping each other.

 

ABOUT OUR REGION

Amarillo is the largest city in the 26-county Texas Panhandle. It is located in the center of the Panhandle – which produces 30 percent of the nation’s beef – and serves as a crossroads on Interstate 40 for travelers between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, and a mid-point for Dallas-to-Denver traffic, as well.

Amarillo has just shy of 200,000 residents, while the Amarillo metropolitan area has a population of about 255,000. The city’s central location makes it the region’s natural hub for healthcare services and cultural pursuits – and Amarillo boasts several superlative illustrations of each.

With a diverse economy – from agriculture and oil and gas to aircraft production and precious-metal refining –Amarillo typically has an unemployment rate of less than 3 percent, routinely one of the lowest in the state.

Amarillo received the following accolades in 2018:

  • Top 20 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, by SmartAsset
  • Best Places to Find a Job, by WalletHub
  • Best Small Places for Business Careers, by Forbes

Amarillo is the Spanish word for the color yellow. The entire Panhandle, unlike most of Texas, enjoys all four distinctive seasons each year, and gorgeous sunsets are typical. The region is often referred to as the Golden Spread.

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Telephone
8063715000
Location
PO Box 447
Amarillo
Texas
79178
United States

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