Professor, Music

Polk State College
Florence Villa, FL
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Professor, Music Job Description
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The primary role of this position is to provide college level instruction and instruction-related activities designed to encourage, support and enable students' success. This position will be responsible for direct instruction, assessment of student performance, curriculum design, preparation of course-related materials, selection of textbooks and other course-related materials, maintenance of class records, reporting on student performance and other duties typically and traditionally associated with college faculty positions.

Essential Functions/Duties

·Teach courses in accordance with published course descriptions, schedules, procedures, and course outlines furnished students.

·Develop departmental goals and plans of action to achieve them.

·Provide input and work with other faculty and staff to review, produce and/or select course-related materials.

·Conduct on-going evaluation of student progress and maintain records of student course/class performance.

·Prepare and submit grade reports and other reports on student performance as may be scheduled or required.

·Organize class activities, relating them to the overall objectives of the course.

·Work with the campus dean and other faculty and staff as appropriate to assess and modify as needed course and program goals, objectives, methods, and content.

·Participate in the shared decision-making processes.

·Serve on at least one of the College's standing committees, or on an officially established work group or ad hoc committee each year in the spirit of professional responsibility.

·Serve as a resource in identification and recruitment of faculty and staff, both adjunct and full-time.

·Supervise student learning and other activities as assigned and appropriate in classroom, laboratory, studio, clinical site and/or other areas such activities may occur.

·Exercise due care that College equipment/materials entrusted to his/her care is not abused by students and is used safely and in such fashion as to constitute no threat to life, health, or property.

·Participate in class schedule development working with other faculty members, and with others as appropriate.

·Serve as mentor for new or adjunct instructor when appointed.

·Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of annual and other strategic plans and documents.

·Serve as resource for advisory committees.

·Serve as resource for project/grant development implementation and evaluation.

·Participate in the assessment of personal professional and institutional effectiveness as prescribed in DBOT Rule and College Procedure.
Required Skills
Required Skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) in which the individual is responsible for instruction.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of effective communication and of effective instruction.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of community college students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles of curriculum development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of division, College and State rules, regulations, and practices as they impact faculty, students, and instruction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and orally with a variety of audiences in a variety of settings, as both "sender" and "receiver".
  • Ability to function independently and as a team member to accept responsibility for completing or implementing designated tasks or activities.
  • Ability to serve as a mentor for professional peers.
  • Ability to make and to communicate effectively evaluative judgments about student performance.
  • Ability to make professional judgments within defined parameters of policy and professional standards.
  • Ability to use computers, computer software, and other technological aids to instruction.

Working Conditions/Additional Information

Normal office and classroom working conditions. Attendance at seminars and conferences is beneficial and may be required.

Salary and Benefits Information

·The compensation for this position is based upon the degree level held (pay level) and years of experience in the specific discipline (step).

We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation (except faculty), Holiday and Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability, etc.) are also available.

Required Education

·A master's degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution of higher education in the teaching discipline or a master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline.

·A doctorate in the field to be taught is preferred.
Required Experience
Required Experience

The successful candidate for this position must have teaching experience at the State College or University level. He/she must have demonstrated success in conducting and directing all aspects of an instrumental music program. In addition to directing the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, they would be expected to direct at least, but not limited to, one chamber ensemble in their primary areas of expertise (e.g. Brass choir, woodwind ensemble, or percussion ensemble). Also, the faculty should be adept at the use of computer-based music notation and music education software. They must also be able to teach Music Theory 1-4, as needed.

Preferred Experience:

·A minimum of two years college teaching experience is preferred, within the field of instrumental music.

Submissions that do not include all parts of the following required information will not be considered:
a resumean electronic job application (all sections MUST be completed)
·a statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed one double-spaced typed page.

·unofficial transcripts

This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Important Information
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.Polk State College participates in E-Verify. Candidates must provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States. Polk State College does not provide visa sponsorship. Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit For questions or concerns, please contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chief of Institutional Compliance & Engagement/Title IX Coordinator; To request Veteran's Preference, please be sure to upload all necessary documents (DD-214, etc.) to your application. Polk State College is a drug-free workplace.Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Reference checks, successful completion of a background check, and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.

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Company LocationWinter Haven CampusSalary TypeMonthlySalary43,329.72 - 61,582.17 USD

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