Illinois, USA
Harper College
Full-Time Tenure-Track Music Faculty

The Department of Music at Harper College, a two-year institution located 20 miles northwest of Chicago, seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure track position.

Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as music theory, aural skills, music technology, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing/teaching music classes using traditional and alternative delivery methods.


The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of music theory and literature courses, and courses in our Audio/Video Arts Technology program. In addition to teaching 15 contact hours per semester, a full-time music faculty member serves on departmental, divisional, and institutional committees; holds 10 office hours per week; and pursues professional development opportunities related to discipline and pedagogy. This position is also responsible for coordinating equipment recommendations and maintenance for the electronic music lab, curriculum revisions to emerging trends in the discipline and NASM accreditation as well as convening and incorporating changes to the curriculum as recommended by the Audio/Video Arts Technology Advisory Committee. The candidate will need to work collaboratively with the Mass Communication department on our blended certificate program to best meet the needs of students.


Educational Requirements: Masters degree in music or music education.

Experience Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants who have previous community college teaching experience, experience teaching music theory, aural skills, and literature at the college/university level as well as experience in developing new courses and teaching courses in our emerging Audio/Video Arts Technology program. Experience in developing audio and electronic music labs and working with industry advisory groups is preferred.


See original job posting and apply online at: https://jobs.harpercollege.edu/cw/en-us/job/494204

You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
> Cover letter
> CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
> Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
> A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 10, 2022


Throughout its more than fifty-year history, the Department of Music at Harper College has maintained a distinguished tradition of excellence in the cultural life of Chicago's Northwest suburbs. With a faculty of more than fifty artists and scholars brought together from institutions from around the world, every facet of our program is guided by recognized expertise. Members of the performance faculty in the Department of Music maintain active careers ranging from appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and many others, to a wide variety of professional chamber ensembles and solo appearances.

Complementing a high level of excellence in performance, the Department of Music maintains a similar tradition of academic excellence in the classroom. It is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music with recognized transfer programs in music. The combination of a strong curriculum and a thoroughly dedicated faculty provides students with the constant guidance of experienced professionals and the tools for future success.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.