Music Theory and Orchestra or Jazz (Full-time/Tenure Track) Mt Hood Community College, Oregon

Music Theory and Orchestra or Jazz (Full-time/Tenure Track)
Mt Hood Community College, Oregon

Closing Date: 03/02/15
Salary: $4,277.83 – $7,254.58 Monthly
Job Type: Full-time Faculty (tenure track)
Location: Gresham Campus, Oregon (Portland Metro)

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions

The Performing Arts Department at Mt. Hood Community College is seeking a full-time, tenure track music instructor beginning in the Fall of 2015. The successful candidate will teach a full spectrum of undergraduate music theory and aural skills classes and depending on the candidate’s area of expertise, an instrumental and/or jazz ensemble.

The college is located 20 minutes from Portland, Oregon’s thriving creative community, and on the doorstep to some of the best hiking, skiing, windsurfing and outdoor activities in the country.

The music curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive education, preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution as music majors or minors. In addition to the required foundational classes, we also offer a variety of courses for students with an occupational interest or general interest in music and a range of performance opportunities including chamber and symphonic choirs, jazz ensemble, orchestra and symphonic band.

The Position:
The music instructor works alongside music and theatre faculty members to maintain, develop and lead a creative and robust performing arts program. The music program’s core values are centered on providing students with a highly personalized education including courses in music theory, classical and contemporary music studies, instrumental and vocal instruction, technical production and performance. The instructor’s primary responsibility is to provide high quality instruction, assist the Dean of Performing Arts with departmental responsibilities, advise students, coordinate annual music festivals and performance events and maintain departmental budgets and college procedures. Demonstrated experience with student recruitment in an academic setting is highly valued.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in Music
Demonstrated teaching experience at the high school and/or college level
Demonstrated experience directing instrumental ensembles
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting and/or professional work environment
Demonstrated professional experience in music research and/or performance
Strong musicianship skills
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Desired Qualifications:
Master’s degree in music theory or music education
Two years or more college-level teaching experience
Experience in curriculum development, course design and evaluation
Demonstrated experience in student recruitment
Demonstrated experience in conducting for musical theatre
Demonstrated experience in music arranging and composition preferred
Online teaching experience
Demonstrated experience in implementing current and emerging technologies in the classroom
Demonstrated experience with marketing, event coordination and fundraising
Memberships and associations with music-based professional organizations
Demonstrated experience in community engagement

Essential Duties:
Teach full-time classes as assigned and scheduled
Hold regular office hours to advise and assist students
Serve as a student advocate for careers and professional activities in the performing arts
Comply with all Board policies and administrative regulations

MHCC only accepts applications through the online application system. Visit:
For assistance with this, please call 503-491-6029 or email

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.


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