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 Music Audio Instructor - Schenectady, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: Schenectady County Community College 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: C3gZVZpxwhvAw2nuD7KzEHGCHMrujk / Latpro-3719802 
Date posted: Dec-02-2019
State, Zip: New York, 12305


About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.


Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Dean of the School of Music, the Music Audio Instructor will include 15 credit-hours of teaching per semester in audio recording and other School of Music courses. Special consideration will be given to candidates with the ability to teach double bass/electric bass, violin/viola, or cello. Responsibilities also include teaching music theory, aural skills, or music history depending on experience and qualifications. Other responsibilities include assignments in academic advisement, assessment, course development, program review, and interdisciplinary collaborations. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic inclusivity of the School of Music and college.

Supervisory Responsibility

The incumbent does not have supervisory responsibility


The faculty member is expected to:

  • Teach a full-time course load in digital music and audio recording, and other courses according to qualifications;
  • Hold office hours;
  • Provide academic advisement to students in music programs;
  • Prepare and administer assessment tools;
  • Provide expertise in developing and revising courses and programs;
  • Build enrollment and partnerships with transfer institutions, high schools, area music teachers, and area music industry businesses;
  • Participate in division activities, to include but not limited to retention, recruitment, and program review;
  • Serve on college committees and participate in the college's shared governance structure; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in music
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body

Preferred Requirements

  • Teaching experience in studio double bass/electric bass, violin/viola, or cello strongly preferred
  • Doctorate in Music
  • Teaching experience at the community college level

Qualifications & Skills

Job Requirements

  • Avid Pro Tools instructor certification
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level
  • Evidence of experience in audio recording and/or hip hop, electronic, beat, or popular music performance


Additional Information:

Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities.  As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.


Application Instructions:

Applicant's Diversity Statement:

SUNY Schenectady and the School of Music are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. The applicant's diversity statement should address their ability to contribute meaningfully to the college's on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:

  • Your experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and college's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, performance, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like SUNY Schenectady
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your performance, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the SUNY Schenectady campus community.
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and college colleague.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following electronically:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • SUNY SCCC Employment Application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Summary of Applicant's Diversity Statement

In addition, please provide a Digital Audio Portfolio (MP3 format) to

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