Professor, Music

Primary Function

Primarily responsible for teaching fifteen (15) credit hours per semester of music courses including but not limited to Introduction to Music Theory, Harmony and Aural Theory. May include hours as accompanist. Teach applied individual and group lessons. Reports to the Division Dean. Maintain a minimum twenty-seven and one-half hour per week assignment on campus. The minimum assignment includes teaching an equated 15 credit hours of instruction and fifteen clock hours that include office hours and other College-related duties. Assist in student recruitment, advisement, retention, and transfer activities. Perform committee assignments and other duties as assigned by the Division Dean. This is a nine (9) month, tenure-track position. The hours may vary and may include some evening and weekend assignments. Summer teaching may be available. Cultivate and maintain professional relationships. Deliver effective instruction. Maintain records in accordance with College and division policies. Participate in service to the College and the local community. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Division Dean.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Music or related discipline or a master’s Degree with eighteen (18) graduate hours in Music Two (2) years recent experience teaching college level English. Ability to teach applied individual and group lessons in applicant’s primary instrument; preference will be given to keyboard or brass expertise. NOTE: Applicant must specify instrument(s) of proficiency on their Application for Employment. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to use flexible delivery methods to accommodate individual learning styles. Learner-centered teaching skills. Proficiency with computers and MS Office (Word and Outlook), video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, and Learning Management Systems such as Canvas. Light lifting up to 10 lbs. and light carrying up to 10 lbs. required. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping.

Desired Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Music or related discipline. Thirty (30) graduate hours in Music. Two (2) years recent experience teaching music theory or specifically related courses. Community college teaching experience is preferred.


Salary – Full Time

Salary Range

$39,525 – $45,625

Application Process/Contact Information

Tonya Christenberry

Please submit application materials as requested. The original signed Rose State College application form and unofficial degree conferring transcripts must be received by this office for formal consideration; however, should an offer of employment be extended, official transcripts are required.

Candidate selected will serve a probationary period. All finalists may be subject to a background check and/or drug test.