Instructor, CC (MELE)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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General funds, to begin approximately March 2013, contract renewal annually, contingent on satisfactory performance, program needs, actual staffing requirements, and availability of funds. Position may be converted from 11-month to 9-month or 9-month to 11-month, and/or non-tenure to tenure, as operational needs are required. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach Music Business courses for the MELE (Music & Entertainment Learning Experience) program.
  • Work under the guidance of colleagues to develop an understanding of student needs in discipline or area of primary responsibility.
  • Work independently and with the guidance of colleagues to develop, select and implement strategies to meet student needs, and to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Develop curriculum and align courses to meet student needs and college objectives.
  • Prepare, develop, revise and implement course outlines, student learning outcomes, and syllabi.
  • Review and make appropriate program modifications to the current Music Business Program which should include but not limited to a complete inventory of music business courses, general education requirements, and appropriate curriculum action to: a) increase incoming student enrollment in the Music Business major; b) increase student retention and persistence in the Music Business major; and c) increase the number of graduates in the Music Business major and d) development of new courses or certificates.
  • Develop and implement appropriate recruitment and retention strategies, to include but not limited to, student advising, coordination of MELE’s student led groups: MELE Club and GRAMMY U, High School MELE Academy at various Department of Education district High Schools, etc.
  • Perform course assessment, as well as assist in program and institution level assessment, and improve student learning based on results of assessment data.
  • Maintain subject matter currency and be willing to continually update courses to keep up with college and student needs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry professionals and organizations via coordination of MELE Guest Lecture Series, program/industry events, and active involvement with DBEDT - Creative Industries Division, Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, National Academy of Recording Arts & Science, Audio Engineering Society, The American Federation of Musicians, and local music/entertainment businesses, etc.
  • Perform basic administration of program website to disseminate program news, upcoming events, and supplemental sources.
  • Assist and support the program coordinator with appropriate duties, which include external program affairs, course scheduling, etc.
  • Related work activities include, but are not limited to, assisting in campus-related student activities; participating in faculty/administrative committees, campus and community service and outreach, and in-service training; maintaining an approved program of professional self-development; collecting data and preparing reports; preparing, adapting, revising course objectives; and independently planning, organizing, and carrying out instructional and non-instructional assignments, and in collaboration with other faculty and staff.
  • Commitment to community colleges principles and philosophy is essential. The College emphasizes the “open door” concept and serves a diverse student and community population.
  • Work with various state agencies, community and other partnerships to improve MELE education and facilitate student opportunities and success
  • Serve as faculty mentor to MELE students.
  • Position will report directly to the MELE Program Coordinator.
  • Must maintain at least one office hour per day Monday through Friday. Must be available for evening, weekend, and off-campus assignments (e.g. military bases). To teach on a military base, Department of Defense security clearance will be required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in music business, audio engineering technology or related field with progressive work experience in MELE related program/curriculum development and coordination; OR Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 3 years related work experience in the music industry or in academic fields related to music business or audio technology; OR 10 years of industry experience .
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • PhD from an accredited college or university or recognized standing in discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter, course content taught and instruction of a music program in one or more of the following areas: Music Business, History of the Recording Business, Public Relations in the Music Industry, Intellectual Properties, and Music Publishing.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity of Hawai’i’s music industry.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the community college level or equivalent.
  • Successful experience with instructional and program assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience with website content management systems and social media applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members, and individuals.
  • Experience in curriculum and program development.
  • Experience in educational and community outreach.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing appropriate collegiate recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Experience working with diverse students of different socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, advise and facilitate student-led groups comprised of activities within the local, national, or international music/entertainment industry.
  • Familiarity of the Community College philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability in curriculum development using student learning outcomes.

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