Music Instructor

Chemeketa Community College   Salem, OR   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 1, 2024
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Music Instructor

SALARY $61,229.00 Annually
LOCATION Salem Campus. Salem, OR
JOB TYPE Faculty
DIVISION 523890 Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT 523890 Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
OPENING DATE 03/20/2024
CLOSING DATE 4/18/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon, seeks energetic and teaching-focused candidates for one full-time, 172-day music Instructor position. Chemeketa serves a large, diverse three county area through its central campus in Salem, a network of satellite campuses and centers, and by being a statewide leader in online education. This teaching assignment may include the use of non-traditional delivery methodologies such as: remote, hybrid, and/or online.

Chemeketa is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution that aspires to be an inclusive environment where we honor and value the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and community. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions that support all students in achieving their educational goals. If you are interested in joining the work of the college to pursue a supportive and inclusive culture, we encourage you to apply.

When applying for this position, please attach the electronic documents listed below. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected as an incomplete application. Any documents you provide that are not listed will not been seen by the Search Committee.

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts - An electronic copy of your academic transcript(s) from an accredited institution which clearly indicate the degree awarded, and any other applicable information, must be attached with your application if you would like it considered as part of your eligibility for the position. Any applicants who earned academic credentials from outside of the United States and wish to use those credits for consideration must also upload an evaluation of college credit earned at the non-U.S. institution.


Instructional Program Responsibilities

  • Participates in curriculum development; recommends course outline revisions
  • Recommends textbooks and other instructional materials and equipment; recommends library and reference materials
  • Contributes suggestions for annual department budget
  • Keeps up to date on technological changes and developments in subject area
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in designated committee work; represents the department at pertinent meetings as required
  • Promotes positive image of college and college programs
  • Develops and maintains contacts with community and professional organizations
  • Functions as a life-long learner


  • Instructs music classes utilizing knowledge of the discipline and teaching practice that facilitates student learning
  • Meets all scheduled and special classes-day, possible evening and weekends
  • Teaches classes as assigned, following approved course outlines
  • Prepares and develops materials for assigned classes
  • Posts and maintains office hours
  • Provides students with course syllabi
  • Maintains records of grades and attendance; reports individual academic grades when required
  • Maintains college facilities and equipment
  • Delivers instruction in a variety of modalities to meet program and student needs including face-to-face, remote, hybrid, and/or online

Teaching and Learning Values

  • Creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness
  • Encourages creative and critical thinking
  • Engages participants in an active learning process
  • Facilitates learning that applies to and enriches lives
  • Encourages student responsibility for learning
  • Promotes learning as a lifelong process

Institutional Expectations:

  • Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Participates in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and institutional level in promotion of student success
  • Embraces, understands and uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions
  • Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean office practice


Your application will be scored based on the minimum qualifications, core competencies, and preferred qualifications. If you are unsure whether you meet all of the qualifications listed below, we encourage you to apply and address through your application materials all of the relevant education, transferable skills, and related experience that makes you a great candidate for this position. Please ensure you include all information on your application which you wish to be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Music
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, remote,
hybrid, and/or online


Master's Degree from an accredited institution in a related field with at least 30
graduate-level credits in music
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, remote,
hybrid, and/or online

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrable experience providing culturally responsive instruction
  • Bicultural/multicultural skills sufficient to select appropriate behaviors, values and attitudes within different cultures during interactions with others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in Music
  • Experience teaching in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, remote, hybrid, and/or online
  • Teaching experience and/or work experience in music in higher education
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with adult, non-traditional and underrepresented learners
  • Experience integrating emerging technology into teaching and learning
  • Bilingual English and Spanish


To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at


  • This is a 100%, 10-month (172 Duty Day) faculty assignment of the F9 band and grade
  • All positions at Chemeketa are required to be available for work onsite as requested by the college.
  • Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends
  • This position may require the use of your personal vehicle for transportation between campus locations
  • If requested, you must supply official transcripts within 30-days of hire
  • Employees must maintain Oregon, Washington or Idaho residency as a condition of employment.
  • Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. 
  • Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal


Sedentary Work:Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary requirements are met.


Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit


  • Oneof the following:
  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215)
  • Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension
  • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
  • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs -OR-
  • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at 

*Please Note: As part of the first round of screening, the committee will conduct an anonymous review of the application materials and will not be able to view any personally identifiable information. Please be sure that your application is complete and thoroughly depicts how you meet the minimum qualifications, core competencies and preferred qualifications.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Any applications which do not have the required documents attached will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.


Chemeketa Community College is considered a qualifying public employer for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, full-time employees working at the College may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Questions regarding your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or to the US Department of Education.


Chemeketa Community College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the following:

Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Marital Status, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, Age, Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Pregnancy, Whistleblowing, Genetic Information, Domestic Abuse Victim, Expunged Juvenile Record, Injured Workers, Protected Hairstyle (CROWN Act), Political Affiliation or Belief, Tobacco Use During Work Hours, Victims of Domestic Violence (Sexual Assault, Stalking, and/or Harassment)

Or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under federal, state or local laws.

Under College policies, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of its policies and other College efforts designed for that purpose. All persons having questions or concerns related to Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 503.399.2537, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem OR 97305. 

Persons having questions or concerns about Title IX, which includes gender based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking, contact the Title IX coordinator at 503-584-7323, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305, or Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 810 3rd Avenue #750, Seattle, WA 98104, 206.607.1600. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503.399.5192.