Adjunct Faculty - Music
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
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.
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.