Applied Instrumental Music Instructor

Vacancy Notice: Monday, October 11, 2021
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 28, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST
Position Type: Faculty
Hours: Full Time / 9 month
Department: School of Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services
Reports To: Dean, School of Human Services, Liberal & Applied Arts

Job Summary

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body. Hawkeye Community College has more than 50 career and technical programs as well as Liberal Arts Transfer programs. The Music Department is seeking a full-time faculty member to provide leadership and high-quality instruction in applied instrumental music. The faculty member will collaborate with the vocal music instructor and drama instructor to provide opportunities for performing arts students in and out of class. Teaching assignment may be at various sites and in various formats and be held on days, evenings, and weekends.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Using various instructional modalities.

  • Employing instructional methods and materials that are appropriate for meeting stated objectives, assessing accomplishments of students on a regular basis, and providing progress reports as requested and required.

  • Developing and maintaining curriculum for assigned courses.

  • Supervising and advising students.

  • Maintaining cooperative relationships with the Dean, supervisors, other faculty, the Advisory Committee, all divisions of the College, prospective employers, and the community.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and formal training and professional tested experience equivalent to 6,000 hours.

  • Demonstrated experience teaching music.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain student confidence and protect operational integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public).

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable and including learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Music or related field

  • Ability to teach multiple instruments

  • College teaching experience

  • Experience with music production

Employment Status

Nine-month contractual position. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience and will include a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 being a current/previous supervisor and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

    • Your education and teaching experience that would enable you to perform the job responsibilities of this position.

    • Your experience in collaborating with various music departments and/or instructors in providing opportunities for performing arts students in and out of class.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by the deadline.

All application materials must be submitted by Thursday, October 28, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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