Music Theory & Instrumental Ensemble Leadership Instructor
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Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increase faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.
About the Position: The full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule. The position begins on Monday, August 17, 2020, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.
This position will serve as the lead faculty member in the music theory and musicianship sequence, and will serve as a conductor of one or more of the following ensembles based on the candidate's particular strengths and interests, and the needs of the music department: symphonic concert band, jazz band and combos, and numerous chamber ensembles. Candidate will have experience in, or the ability to develop, multicultural ensembles, especially those focusing on mediums relevant to significant portions of Cabrillo College's student population, such as Mariachi and Banda. Other coursework may be assigned based on candidate's interests, strengths, and the needs of the Music Department.
About the Department:The Music Department at Cabrillo College is housed in state-of-the art facilities and is the largest department within the Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts (VAPA) Division. It is recognized as one of the finest community college music departments in the state of California and the nation, offering a comprehensive course of study for students to pursue their musical goals and interests through rigorous coursework in theory, ear-training, sight-singing, applied study, keyboard skills, music technology and recording arts, and performance. Three (3) two-year degrees and a Certificate of Achievement are offered to prepare students for a successful audition and placement into a university music program, and/or employment in the music technology and recording arts industry: an Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (A.A.-T), which is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in music at a CSU campus; a Model Associate Degree requiring 60 units appropriate to a student's unique educational and transfer goals; and a Music Technology and Recording Arts (MTRA) Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement designed to prepare students for a career in the music industry and/or transfer.
The music theory and musicianship sequence, and core instrumental ensemble experiences including concert band, jazz band and combos (including Latin Jazz), orchestra, and numerous chamber and multicultural ensembles, are part of the core transfer program and play prominently in each music major's coursework each semester. These courses, especially the ensemble courses, provide enrichment for non-music majors and adults in the community.
About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.
Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.
Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $87,673 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the 175-Day faculty salary schedule (Download PDF reader) is Class 6, Step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.
Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.
Examples of Duties
• Take primary responsibility for the music department's music theory and musicianship courses and curriculum
• Play a lead role in the instrumental ensemble program, including conducting one or more of the following ensembles: symphonic concert band, jazz band, and, ideally, multicultural ensembles such as Mariachi and/or Banda
• Contribute to facility and program planning, instrument and equipment management, ordering supplies, scheduling, curriculum development, attending college meetings, and participation in related professional duties as required or assigned
• Communicate with staff and faculty in the music department regarding instructional integrity
• Research and development of curriculum, certificates, and programming to align with growth areas in music, transfer pathways, and career preparation
• Develop cross-disciplinary opportunities at Cabrillo
• Pursue grant funding related to music
• Develop partnerships with area high schools, universities, and community organizations, for the primary purpose of recruiting new students into the College music program
• Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
• Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
• Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
• Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
• Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
• Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
Required Education from a U.S.Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:
• Master's in music OR
• Bachelor's in music AND Master's in humanities OR
• The equivalent OR
• A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Music
Submit this Supplemental Application For Equivalency Determination form (Download PDF reader) with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply with the understanding that the degree must be completed AND confirmed by July 1, 2020.
Required Professional Expertise:
• Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes
• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways
• Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success
• Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
• Successful teaching experience in Music in a higher-education institution.
• Successful online teaching experience.
• Experience in, or the ability to develop, multicultural ensembles, especially those focusing on mediums relevant to significant portions of Cabrillo College's student population, such as Mariachi and Banda.
• Experience or interest in developing in music students an entrepreneurial mindset, such that students will be equipped with skills to create their own creative livelihoods.
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer
Internal Number: 91040
About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. With a commitment to quality and equity, we connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.