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.
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 .
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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