Instructor, Music (Arts: Performing and Visual) requisition number 3182

Instructor, Music (Arts: Performing and Visual) requisition number 3182


Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-330-2722

Job Location

Central Campus 


Master's Degree $47,092 -$70,369



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, September 21, 2018
Closes: Monday, November 12, 2018

Target Start Date

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Central Campus

Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications


Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Music or related field


Master’s degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in Music or related field from a regionally accredited institution


NOTE: Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes must be kept current by the employee, unless noted otherwise.



Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

   Experience in teaching Music privately and in the classroom at the community college level

   Experience in teaching Music Appreciation in the classroom and online

   Experience directing Chorus, Early Music/Baroque ensembles, or Jazz ensembles.

   Other styles of ensemble direction experience will be considered 

   Experience directing Show Choirs or Musical Theater

   Experience teaching Theory and/or Ear-Training

   Experience in coordination of Music Department concert/recital series and Applied Study

Position Description

Instructor Music position will be serving the Central Campus.

Overview of Department

The Visual and Performing Arts Division represents one of the largest divisions of the College. The program areas that are housed under this division are Music, Dance and Visual Arts. The Music program includes courses in theory, history, applied study, class piano, class voice, class guitar, composition, jazz history, music appreciation, as well as a large number of ensembles including opera theatre, jazz, jazz big band, guitar, early music, baroque, and chorus. The Music department offers an Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree that permits graduates to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program. The department shares the College’s dedication to general education by providing Music Appreciation and Introduction to Jazz as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any NC state college.

The responsibilities of the position will include teaching major and non-major college level curriculum courses incorporating strategies necessary to a diverse student body. Courses include, but are not limited to, Music Appreciation and Music Ensembles. The position may include coordinating Applied Music and Music Appreciation classes, serving as faculty advisor; maintaining office hours; handling the administration of the department curriculum and scheduling of course sections; program maintenance and development which includes maintaining SACSCOC accreditation standards, developing articulation agreements with four-year institutions, and supporting the larger mission of the college. 

Central Piedmont Community College is a comprehensive institution which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment with the College: 


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

I. Mastery of Subject Matter 

a. Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.

b. Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.

c. Connect their subject matter with related fields.

d. Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.

e. Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.


II. Teaching Performance 

a. Teach a course load appropriate to their field or discipline.

b. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.

c. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.

d. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.

e. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the internet, telecourses, interactive technology, when appropriate.

f. Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.

g. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.

h. Incorporate core competencies into curriculum.

i. Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.



III. Evaluation of Student Learning 

a. Establish meaningful learning student learning outcomes for courses/programs.

b. Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.

c. Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning. d. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.

e. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.


IV. Support of College Policies and Procedures 

a. Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment.

b. Teach credit or non-credit courses within field or discipline as needed.

c. Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation.

d. Serve as faculty advisor within the current college advisement system.

e. Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies.

f. Maintain confidentiality of student information.

g. Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.

h. Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.

i. Record and provide attendance data in accordance with College Policies and Procedures.


V. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities 

a. Serves on college, divisional, and program committees as assigned.

b. Participate in meeting and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.

c. Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.

d. Support both part-time and full-time colleagues.

e. Contribute to program and division curriculum development processes.

f. Participate in graduation ceremonies

g. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.


VI. Contribution to Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs 

a. Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.

b. Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.

c. Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals on the college and its constituents.

d. Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.

e. Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty and staff.

How to Apply

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CPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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