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Adjunct Faculty (Credit) - Cello Instructor

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Work type: Part-time
Location: Richland
Work Schedule: Varies (No more than 19.5 hours per week)

Job Title Code

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$48.42 per hour


Position Type

Position Summary
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with students of varying diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service.

Physical Requirements
May be required to lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree or higher and at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline for credit courses.
Official transcripts will be required at time of interview. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check and fingerprinting.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides students with a written course syllabus. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Meets professional assignments in accordance with the System’s calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with Districts board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Districts and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Participates in professional development activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Richland College Department of Music in Dallas, TX is currently seeking a cello instructor for applied teaching for 2019-2020. Responsibilities for this adjunct position include mainly teaching Applied Cello as well as coordinating student curriculum within the department. Qualified applicants are those who possess a Master’s Degree in Music, have an interest in developing a college studio of students at this time, and are active professional performers. Teaching experience in the college/university environment is preferred. Essential skills include team teaching, excellent communication, and organization. The Richland College Music Department is a strong music program with several unique course offerings such as Digital Music and Composition and many performing ensembles including Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles for Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Piano, as well as Chorale, Gospel Choir, Jazz Singers, Fusion Band and Steel Bands in a department with approximately 500 music students regularly enrolled. Preparation occurs for several major concerts and events each semester. Candidates will complete an audition/interview process that includes performing a solo work, teaching a short lesson, and discussing pedagogy and recruiting with the music faculty. Interview/Audition appointments will be scheduled with qualified applicants. Materials that may be sent at this time include a resume with 3 references and any supportive audio or video recordings of performances and unofficial transcripts for all degrees and related degree work
Candidates must first apply online for the position at
Materials may be sent by Friday, July 5, 2019 to Richland College Department of Music, ATTN: Derrick Logozzo, Department Chair of Music, Director of Instrumental Music Studies, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199 or emailed to For questions or issues, interested parties should contact Richland College Employee Services at 972.761.6868.

Preferred Skills:

• Professional Performing Experience and Focus
• Team Teaching capability in the college environment
• Teaching Experience in the college/university environments preferred
• Excellent Communication and Organizational Skills
• Complete an audition/interview process
• Audition with solo works as needed
• Must teach a short lesson with a student as possible
• Discuss pedagogy and concepts with the staff
Apply for the Position at:
Materials that may be sent:
****Please send the following by Friday, July 5, 2019:
• Any audio or video recordings of recent performances
• A resume with 3 references
• Any other supportive materials
• Unofficial transcripts for all degrees and related degree work
The final chosen candidate will need to complete paperwork for the Dallas County Community College District, and it will be recommended that one purchase liability insurance through an organization like the Texas Music Educators Association.


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