Michigan, USA
Mott Community College
Music Instructor (part-time)

This is a position we anticipate filling for future semesters. Specific part-time teaching needs for future semesters may not be known until the end of class registration.


Specific Teaching Assignment: Seeking faculty who can teach the following:
- Music Appreciation: Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:50 at Lapeer
- Fundamentals of Music: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 9:00 – 11:50 on main campus
– OR -
- Both Music Theory/Aural Skills:
~ Aural Skills course meets Mondays/ Wednesday 9 – 9:50am on main campus
~ Music Theory course meets Mondays/ Wednesday 10-11:50am on main campus

Faculty are required to make provisions for student consultations as may be necessary and reasonable.

Must be available to teach onsite; opportunities do not exist to teach online courses only.

Faculty member may be responsible for teaching classes in Music Appreciation, adhering to the stated course objectives, content and delivery.

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities:
1. Facilitate learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve student success
a. Works to create a supportive, student-centered learning environment both in the classroom and outside of it, particularly by being responsive to students needs.
b. Coordinates and integrates efforts for individual students with the support activities and professionals in Student Services.
c. Mentor students seeking career and academic advice.
d. Responds to student needs within the scope of his/her responsibilities by maintaining required office hours and communicating with students by making appropriate use of telephone, email, fax and mail.
e. Takes a pro-active role in the planning and development of instruction to be delivered in both face to face and/or classroom/laboratory presentations and through technology delivered formats based on students’ and institutional needs and subject matter requirements.
f. Follows appropriate standard instructional design practices in course preparation, including creation of timely and current syllabi, development of learning activities and creation off examinations and other assessment mechanisms.
g. Provides learning activities that meet course objectives and the needs of diverse student populations.
h. Uses a variety of measures to implement programs to assess student performance and makes appropriate changes, in content and methods, based upon results in conjunction with departmental and College procedures.
i. Supports and implements an appropriate use of technology in the curriculum.
j. Infuses diversity, local, community, global and environmental awareness into the curriculum as applicable.
k. Maintains accurate records of student progress and adheres to college, State, and Federal deadlines for submitting reports and records related to student learning and student outcomes.
l. Maintains confidentiality of student records according to the guidelines established under FERPA.
2. Maintains an ongoing program of professional development that encompasses both subject matter currency as well as pedagogy.
a. Maintains an active and on-going program of professional development in his/her respective field(s) and in other areas related to institutional objectives.
b. Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents such as presentations at conferences in the discipline, presentations at faculty workshops, writing and publishing in journals, books, etc.

3. Participates in collegial initiatives and activities at the discipline, division, Academic Affairs and College-wide levels.
a. May be invited to attend and participate in College-level, divisional and discipline faculty meetings.
b. Participates in evaluations of faculty where applicable.
c. Assists the Dean and cooperates with colleagues in curriculum planning and development for the discipline. Participates cooperatively in annual discipline evaluation and revision where applicable.
d. Invited to participate in graduation activities.
e. Where applicable, supports the work of advisory committees to include incorporating their suggestions and concerns into curriculum.

4. Actively participate in efforts focused on the College’s operational success.
a. Adhere to and support College policies and procedures, goals and objectives.
b. Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials
c. Supports efforts with Student Services, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development to create a successful learning institution.
d. Be a positive spokesperson for the College when interacting with members of the community.

5. Communicates respectfully and effectively using reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills with students, faculty, staff, and administration.

6. Implements appropriate measures to minimize/eliminate safety risks and hazards and creates a safe learning environment for students.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1. Masters degree in Music, Music Education, Master of Arts in Music, Doctorate of Musical Arts, or Doctorate in Music Theory from an accredited institution.*
2. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
3. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
4. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
5. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
6. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
7. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.

A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate’s expense, by a professional evaluation service.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1. Higher education teaching experience in voice/choral or instrumental/band, music technologies, music business, or other specialty music courses.
2. Experience utilizing technology to enhance teaching (i.e., online/digital resources & course management software, Canvas).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
1. The employee must be able to move about 2/3 of the time and be stationary about 1/3 of the time. S/he is required to be mobile around campus for participant involvement/activities.

2. S/he must be able to converse with individuals on a regular basis with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret their needs via phone conversations, face-to-face conversations, or written documentation.

3. The employee must be able to utilize all programs on a computer independently and efficiently (particularly the internet, Word, and the student database).

4. S/he must be able to present information in an instructional setting and respond to questions from groups.

Starting Salary: $1022.00 per contact hour

See original job posting and apply online at: https://mcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1561

Required Documents:
> Resume
> Cover Letter
> Transcripts

Optional Documents
> Statement of Teaching Philosophy
> Licenses/Certifications

If selected for an interview, candidates may need to provide a professional portfolio. Specific instructions will be shared prior to the interview.

Visa sponsorship is not available.