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Vocal Music Instructor (A full-time tenure track position to begin instruction Fall 2018) - Citrus Community College

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Glendora, CA
Position: Vocal Music Instructor (A full-time tenure track position to begin instruction Fall 2018)
Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: January 11, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Position Summary:
This tenure track instructor position is a 10-month (175 days) assignment which will consist primarily of classes in voice and choral ensemble work. Course load will include such courses as beginning, intermediate, and advanced level voice classes and assorted vocal ensemble classes with performance component. Based on the candidate's strengths, other classroom assignments will be selected from music fundamentals, vocal jazz, piano class and our private instruction/applied music program. Active student recruitment activities and contribution to the excellence of the Music Department are essential. This assignment will include day, evening, and weekend responsibilities.

This position is contingent upon funding and final Board approval.

Salary Placement:
Salary to be determined by the candidate's proper placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule which is based on education and experience, and can be found at the Citrus College website. Maximum step placement on the Faculty Salary Schedule for newly hired instructors is Step 6.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain professional and ethical academic standards.
- Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
- Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
- Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and student records and submit them in accordance with published deadlines.
- Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations according to curriculum standards set by the District.
- Involve technology in the learning process when appropriate.
- Teach students with diverse backgrounds.
- Participate actively in staff development and professional growth programs.
- Participate in recruitment activities.
- Meet obligation with regard to grade reporting, scheduled classes, required office hours, and other directions provided by the dean of visual and performing arts.
- Active involvement in all aspects of program design, implementation, and evaluation.
- Meet all requirements of course curricula including, but not limited to, conducting rehearsals and performances; teaching and instructing; providing artistic leadership; planning and implementing outreach activities with regard to recruitment and department visibility.
- Participation in combined department productions.
- Perform other professional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of the instructional team.
- Willingness to participate in the online education program.
- Willingness to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
- Evidence of computer literacy and experience with standard computer software on Microsoft Windows platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canvas or similar).
- Willingness to use and promote technology-mediated instructional techniques.
- Possess excellent organization skills.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
- Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff;
- Possession of a master's degree in music OR
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in music AND a master's degree in humanities OR
- The equivalent.


EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website ( and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.  

Preferred Qualifications:
- Possession of a master's degree in music.
- Experience in directing/conducting choirs or vocal ensembles.
- Experience in teaching voice classes.
- Experience teaching piano classes.
- Experience as a private vocal coach or vocal teacher.
- Evidence of broad knowledge of classical and contemporary vocal repertoires.
- Experience in "show choir" musical direction.
- Experience as a musical director for musical theatre productions.
- Experience as a professional musician.  

Additional Information

REQUIRED - Your cover letter must, at a minimum, address/demonstrate the following:
a) your experience as a private vocal coach or vocal teacher;
b) your experience in "show choir" musical direction;
c) your experience as a musical director for musical theatre productions; and,
d) your experience as a professional musician.

It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.

About Transcripts:
--Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
--Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
--Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
--Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
--All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
--Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.

Selection Procedure:
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.  

Contact Information

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Employer Profile

About Citrus College:
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Mission Statement
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at