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Assistant Professor - Music

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Music
Department Performing Arts Department - Music Program
Position Category Faculty
Job Summary

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach Voice Class, Opera Workshop, Introduction to Music, Foundations
• Teach other theory and music history courses at the discretion of the Chair
• Serve as the lead voice instructor for applied voice. Maintain a voice studio as schedule allows. Applied students are not on load and instructors are reimbursed at an hourly rate.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Engage in high-quality instruction in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, and the ability to work with students with various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
• Participate in college activities, including committee work.
• Use technology to enhance instruction and communicate effectively with the campus community.
• Be willing to travel and teach at multi-campus locations as required by department needs

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Music Education or Music Performance with a specialization in voice required.
• Strong performing skills and experience as a singer required.
• Experience in teaching collegiate studio voice required.
• Experience teaching collegiate music courses required, preferably at a community college.
• Record of excellence in teaching, curriculum and program development, outcomes assessment, and maintaining a learner-centered environment.
• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications
Reports To Performing Arts Department Chair
Campus Location Multi-Campus Locations
Work Schedule Academic
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Appointment beginning 2018 Fall Semester; Tenure-Track position
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIFA
Pay Grade N/A
Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience
Additional Salary Information
Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Desired Start Date 2018 Fall Semester
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 11/09/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes

The posting period for this position has been extended. If you applied recently, you do not need to re-apply. Your application materials will still be reviewed by the search committee.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by January 12, 2018.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application and and attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts. Information of three references must be included within the application. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Reference letters may be requested if you become a finalist. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree, or higher, in Music Education or Music Performance with a specialization in voice?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have strong performing skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience as a singer?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in teaching collegiate studio voice?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience teaching collegiate music courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience teaching collegiate music courses at a community college?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document