Adjunct Faculty in the School of Design's Marching Band provide individual and group instruction to marching band students in music, movement and choreography. Responsibilities may include involvement off-campus, evening or weekend duties, and student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.
Master's degree in education or music, plus previous marching band and/or drum corps instructional experience or equivalent combination of education and professional experience. College level teaching experience is preferred.
Ability to instruct students of varying preparation and abilities
Excellent commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
Experience teaching the marching arts
Proficiency in music and drill chart reading
Proficiency playing a musical instrument, dance, flag, rifle, saber or choreography
Commitment to excellence in teaching and service
Ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds
Proficient with Microsoft applications.
Ability to work in Blackboard or similar online learning management system
Instructional Activity Engage in instructional activity for the required number of credit hours per week per semester.
Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
Create, evaluate, update and revise student music or choreography, as needed.
Prepare for class rehearsals.
Take inventory and submit supply orders to Director of Bands.
Actively participate in the assessment activities of the Program, Department, School and University.
Attend continuing education, such as workshops, meetings, and presentations related to the discipline.
Attend Marching Band faculty meetings.
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the rehearsal area and immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies. Professional peer review is an essential feature of effective teaching.
Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the University, and the community.
Prepare and distribute course syllabi according to university and departmental requirements. Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters.
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