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Music Instructor - Adjunct

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Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA

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Position Summary

Who we are (TCC)

Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream leader college, and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that

Reflects the diversity of our community

Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities

Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations

Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC

Regional Setting

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Responsible to prepare and teach courses in Music for the Arts and Humanities Program at Tacoma Community College.This position reports directly to the Dean for Humanities, Social Sciences,and works closely with the Music Program Chair and faculty.

Essential Functions

Prepare and teach courses in music.

Depending on the quarterly needs of the program, courses assigned may include;

Applied Studio Lessons

Class piano courses

MUSC& 105, Music Appreciation

MUSC 106, World Music

Music Theory courses

Perform duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in music from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at a community college and/or the freshman & sophomore levels.

Experience in using online classroom platforms (Angel, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) as a classroom support and learningtool.

Experience working with and teaching students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds,abilities and learning styles.

Experience using a variety of technology and tools both in and out of the classroom.

Conditions of Employment

Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate

Competence to teach a variety of music courses

Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty, and staff.

Dynamic delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diversebackgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.

Experience using computers as an instructional aide in and out of the classroom to enhance learning.

An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.

Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customersatisfaction.

Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.

Commitment to professional development.

Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

Application Process

Application Materials & Procedures

Complete application packages must include the following: Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

Tacoma Community College online application.

Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.

Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

Terms of Employment

This is a part time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component for some class materials. The salary is $807.80 per credit hour which includes scheduled class time and final exam days as well as time for class preparation, weekly office hours, and grading tasks. The salary is paid per credit which includes scheduled class time and final exam days as well as time for class preparation, weekly office hours, and grading tasks in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be required.Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is anEqual Opportunity Employer and Educator

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act.The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Beth Brooks, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054;ShemaHanebutte, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6006.(*Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.)

Tacoma Community College

6501 S




. 14, Tacoma WA 98466

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Company Profile
Tacoma Community House aims to provide the highest quality of services to all individuals who come seeking services. TCH is a vital and valuable resource for immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents seeking enrichment and pathways to become contributing community members. The diverse programs provided at TCH are a catalyst for change and growth. By fostering self-sufficiency, participants gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and be successful in their lives.

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