Assistant Professor, Performing Arts-Music (Vocal)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Performing Arts-Music (Vocal)
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Associate Dean of Comm & Performing Arts
Department Fine Arts
Requisition Number F17026
Position Type New position
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary $44,393-$66,590/Academic Yr
Job Open Date 02/14/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Priority Review Date 03/30/2018
Job Summary

The School of Arts, Communication & Media, located in the Center for Arts and
Media at the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus, offers a diverse array of disciplines and programs that together engage and inspire all SLCC students. The combined talents of students, faculty and staff produce a quality learning experience unmatched by any other two-year college.
The Performing Arts Department enables students to discover and diversify their talents, in varied learning environments that encourage and celebrate freedom of expression. Students who study performing arts at SLCC may transfer to 4-year institutions, or move directly into
the workforce as musicians and/or singers, designers, theater and/or film technicians, actors, costumers, dance performers, and more.

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body in the state. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses, including the eLearning virtual campus. Its values emphasize collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, and trust. The college is dedicated to engaging and supporting students from all cultures, abilities, and ages, including English Language Learners from around the world, and first generation and refugee students.

Under supervision of the Associate Dean, the successful candidate will teach a variety of general education and music courses, including different genres and skill levels, including:
1. Music Appreciation, and Music in Culture General Education courses.
2. Improvisation and Composition.
3. All Vocal styles with emphasis on contemporary genres including Jazz, Pop, etc.
4. Jazz Choirs, Pop Choirs, and other diverse chorale traditions.
5. Music Recording and Media Composition.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate will direct vocal studies at the college, to include:
1. Oversee the vocal music studies adjunct faculty and classes.
2. Direct/produce/create performance opportunities for music students during Fall & Spring semesters, with a priority on film and television recordings, studio and live audio recordings, music videos, etc.
3. Work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines.
4. Work collaboratively with rock and pop style ensembles, to include vocal coaching and performance.
5. Participate in service to the department, division, school and college.

The successful candidate will:
1. Develop, revise, and distribute course materials and/or syllabi, using LMS software.
2. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops.
3. Participate in curriculum development and textbook selection.
4. Demonstrate a professional commitment to Department and College mission and values.
5. Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, and administration.
6. Pursue professional development activities and contribute to Department and SLCC policies and procedures.
7. Serve on committees as needed to assist in policy development, curriculum development, procedures, or other matters that benefit the Department, School, or College.
8. Administer program and course assessment, as prescribed by Department/College procedures, and discuss results with Associate Dean.
9. Participate in professional local and national organizations.
10. Advise/mentor students; hold regular office hours.
10. Attend New Faculty Orientation sessions as required.
11. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

DMA in music from an accredited college or university.
Minimum 3 years full-time teaching experience at a community college. Curriculum development experience at the community college level.
Experience in collaborative projects.
Experience teaching music business.
Demonstrated knowledge of music technology with a focus on vocal recording.
A working knowledge of music technology, in areas such as recording, digital audio workstations, and media development.
Skills in song-writing and composition a plus.
Experience with diverse musical traditions.
Portfolio of performances, professional and/or with students.
Experience working in modern music ensembles including rock, country, pop, etc.
Demonstrated experience in multicultural teaching practices.
Demonstrated experience teaching performing arts courses with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Established record of positive working relationships with faculty and staff. Demonstrated experience with community engagement and audience building.
Experience working with unique communities (for example, autism spectrum, differently-abled, aged, etc.).
Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher
education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in
higher education.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Music or equivalent degree in music from an accredited college or university.

Successful teaching experience in the discipline at the college/university level or full-time teaching in the discipline at the high school level, including producing student vocal performances.

Proven performance production background, including successful promotion, marketing, budget and costume management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates deep knowledge of discipline area.
Effectively communicate complex and relevant educational materials.
Ability to work successfully with diverse student populations.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships with faculty and staff.
Ability to oversee vocal studies, adjunct faculty and classes.
Ability to direct/produce vocal performances.
Ability to successfully collaborate with faculty in other disciplines, including Theater, Music and Film.
Provide leadership and outreach to area high schools, colleges and universities,
community music organizations and professionals, in order to build and
maintain community and educational connections and partnerships.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date March 30, 2018: All applications received by this date will receive first priority in screening. All others will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled.

Please follow the instructions for application documents:

The required documents to complete application are:
1. Copy of Transcripts
2. Resume/Vitae
3. Diversity Statement — Please addresses your commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education and include your experiences in multicultural teaching practices. (Upload in “other documents” or include with “resume”)

Performance Portfolios: The committee will request portfolios from selected candidates. Please only submit upon request of the committee.

Reference Letters: All documents, including reference letters are preferred to be uploaded with the candidate’s application online. If other methods of submitting reference letters are necessary, please clearly indicate Assistant Professor, Performing Arts-Music (Vocal) #F17026:
1. Mailing address:
Salt Lake Community College

Attn: Human Resources (F17026)
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808


2. Email to

Selected finalists will be required to conduct a classroom teaching demonstration.

Salt Lake Community College Human Resources will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.

Official Transcripts are required to be submitted by the finalist before the job offer is extended.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit our Benefits Information web page at:

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
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    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
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    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations