02 May
Music Faculty
Colorado, Aurora

POSITION TITLE: Faculty, Music

POSITION STATUS: Faculty, 9 month

FLSA Status: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Arts & Communication Department Chair

SUPERVISES: Staff and faculty as assigned

The Position and the College: As a member of the Colorado Community College System, the Community College of Aurora is dedicated to serving our surrounding community. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), CCA is currently the choice of school for nearly 11,400 students representing over 60 countries, the majority of whom are racially minoritized students (1.8% of CCA’s students are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 8.7% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 20.2% are Black/African American, 30.9% are Latinx, and 32% are White). CCA’s service area includes more than 680,000 residents in Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver counties, and its student population reflects the broad diversity of this area. The college offers more than 90 degrees and certificate programs for students seeking to enhance their current skill set, pursue employment, or transfer to a four-year college or university upon graduation.

CCA serves its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusivity. Our Arts & Communication Department is continually working to refine its pedagogy, practice, and assessment to improve outcomes for all students, particularly those with marginalized or minoritized identities. We are a department that values collaboration and experimentation, and we are looking for a colleague who shares these values.

Position Summary: The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to the music industry, including artistry development, production, publishing and marketing, and musical skills development. In addition, this person will work collaboratively with the department chair and their instructional team to develop a vision and growth plan for the newly-created Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program. Responsibilities of this position will also include: actively engaging students; participating in the development and updating of curricula; contributing to instructional planning and assessment; pursuing continued professional development in subject matter and instructional methods; and supporting student activities. CCA is an institution that encourages faculty to be involved in service to the college, including service that contributes to institutional decision-making. Thus, this faculty member will also work collaboratively with colleagues across the college by participating in student outreach, committee assignments, and other academic and institutional support activities. Ultimately, the successful candidate will be a creative educator who values diversity, is committed to Inclusive Excellence, and works well in a collaborative environment.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned courses in multiple skill areas of the Music program (theory, performance, business, production, and others)
  • Develop, revise, and/or pilot innovative curricula and course materials
  • Co-create a vision and growth plan for the Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship (MEE) program
  • Engage the surrounding community by designing and participating in outreach events for the MEE program
  • Serve as a collaborative member of the Arts & Communication Department
  • Support the work of CCA’s highly-skilled and highly-valued adjunct faculty
  • Contribute to the processes of instructional planning and assessment
  • Pursue professional development in subject matter and instructional methods
  • Provide leadership and participate in college service activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential qualifications:

  • Evidence of student-centered and student-empowering teaching practices covering various areas of music such as performance, production, theory, and private instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate inclusive pedagogy, adult learning theory, and culturally responsive teaching and learning practices related to the diverse experiences of students, course curriculum and content
  • Demonstrated experience using diverse perspectives from historically marginalized populations to inform curriculum and lesson planning
  • Experience navigating classroom dynamics when issues of equity arise with ability to recognize historical contributions to inequities from the academic discipline.
  • Evidence of using reflexive practices to improve teaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of multiple genres of music from classical to contemporary styles such as pop and jazz
  • Experience using varied digital audio workstation (DAWS) platforms, including Pro-Tools
  • Professional musical performance experience
  • Entrepreneurship experience in music business
  • Master’s degree in music

Please address in your cover letter how your experiences apply to the position description, job responsibilities, and qualifications, describing how the skills, abilities, and experiences you have would help you contribute to the success of the department and this position. Additionally, if you do not have all of the qualifications listed above, we still strongly encourage you to apply for the position and ask that you describe what skills, abilities and experiences you have and how they would help be successful in the position.

Anticipated Start Date: August 17, 2020

Salary Range: Anticipated salary range is 44,227-$63,238. The specific salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on April 6th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu

By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.

CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:

Create an Inclusive Excellence plan

Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom

Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom

Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness

Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence

Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders

Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence

Foster a climate for open dialogue

Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction

According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is:

“…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).

References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from http://aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.

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