Detailed Job Description
The College of Western Idaho’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites a dynamic and forward-thinking full-time Instructor to join its faculty. The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing quality instruction and other high impact academic services to the community and to our students. Specific qualifications and duties are outlined below, but in short, the Department of Arts and Performing Arts seeks applicants ready to enrich the lives of a diverse student body by cultivating their academic potential and engaging their commitment to civic responsibility in a dynamic and challenging world.
The successful candidate will teach freshman- and sophomore-level courses in Music. During the next three years, faculty will be redesigning its curricula to meet and anticipate the communicative needs of 21st century citizens. This position would require a commitment to recruiting, developing, and growing the music discipline at CWI.
College of Western Idaho faculty teach assigned classes in accordance with established policies and guidelines, advise, serve on various committees, and perform other academic and institutional responsibilities as assigned. To reach a broad range of students, faculty members are skillful in a variety of instructional delivery methods, and sometimes teach in the evenings and at various campus locations.
With campuses located throughout Boise’s vibrant and growing metropolitan area, the College of Western Idaho is the state’s newest community college. In addition to offering a full range of academic courses leading to transfer-ready Associate of Arts or Science degrees, CWI also serves as Southwest Idaho’s provider of Professional Technical Education, Adult Basic Education, Dual Credit courses, and Workforce/ Employment Skills Training. The College of Western Idaho serves close to 10,000 students and employs 350 faculty.
This is a full-time faculty position with a salary of $40,000.
- Teach approximately 15 credits per semester
- Utilize department course outcome assessment measures
- Participate in professional development that contributes to the individual, students, faculty, and the CWI community
- Advise students about academic and career opportunities
- Complete the CWI Online Instruction Course to improve faculty capacity to facilitate student online instruction
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
- Promote and help with learning assistance services
· Participate in program and curriculum review and development
- Attend and participate in all department and college meetings
- Be regularly and reliably available to students outside of the classroom
- Master’s degree in Music from an accredited institution
- Experience teaching at the post-secondary level in Music
- Ability to engage a variety of teaching methodologies, including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, and distance learning technologies
- Three years of experience teaching Music at the post-secondary level
- Experience developing community partnerships
- Demonstrated service to an institution of higher learning
- Demonstrated leadership in higher education
- Experience mentoring faculty