Vocal Jazz & Theory Instructor
Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Cypress College – North Orange County Community College District

Job Description

  • Teach representative courses including (but not limited to) Music Theory and Musicianship I, II, III, and IV, History of Jazz, Pop-Commercial Vocal Style & Technique, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
  • Participate in curriculum development and appropriate professional development activities.
  • Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
  • Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes and SLO assessment cycle.
  • Maintain formal office/campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.
  • Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies.
  • Timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies.
  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and students.
  • Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required.
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in music OR Bachelor’s in music and Master’s in humanities OR equivalent. All applicants must demonstrate commitment to diversity.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Evidence in the instruction of Music Theory and Musicianship, Music History, Vocal Applied Lessons at college/university level.
  • Experience in directing or conducting major Vocal Jazz and other choral performance ensembles at college/university level.
  • Evidence of outreach and recruitment of students.
  • Experience in publicity and marketing of music programs, concerts or recitals.
  • Experience using and supporting current technologies and instructional methods.
  • Evidence of collaboration with other disciplines in academia.
  • Experience using and supporting current performance technology.
  • Evidence of performance and/or teaching in contemporary, pop and jazz musical repertoire.
  • Evidence of piano accompanying skills for performance ensembles.
  • Experience developing culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
Application Deadline: 4/16/2021

For more information and to apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2195097