Part-Time Faculty Pool – Music Instructor – Seattle Community Colleges – Seattle, WA

Seattle Community Colleges

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Part-Time Faculty Pool – Music Instructor

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Location: Seattle Central College;Seattle Colleges District Off;North Seattle College;South Seattle College
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

About Us

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: You are applying to a job pool that is not reflective of current openings. If there is an opening throughout the 2021 – 2022 year, and you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you.

We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers, which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington. We are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

Position Summary

The Seattle Colleges are looking for innovative and dedicated faculty members, who have a demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds. Faculty will teach part-time in a wide range of music courses. Successful applicants will have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding in an urban environment.

Successful applicants may be invited to interview at one of the colleges in the Seattle Colleges District, North Seattle, Seattle Central, or South Seattle. Specific teaching assignments will be dependent on the instructor’s background, scheduling, and available courses.

Candidates should be willing to teach in a variety of formats such as in-class, hybrid, online and varied class times including days, evenings, and weekends according to program needs.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Seattle.

Application Requirements

A complete application will include:

  • An attached resume outlining your educational and teaching experience
  • An attached cover letter addressing how you meet the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for the position
  • Philosophy of teaching statement demonstrating a commitment to supporting diverse student learners (no more than one page)
  • Unofficial transcripts (graduate school only)
  • List of courses taught by college and year/quarter (Word file or Excel file)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online.

Please review the Seattle Colleges website for the latest information on COVID-19 updates and procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teach, for example, Music History (U.S., global, jazz, or rock), Choral Music, or Group Piano (depending upon the need of the institution).
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in the field or related field from an accredited institution, or workforce experience in the field or related field. (Please read the position announcement carefully when applying for possible part-time teaching positions, to find those that best match your education and experience.)
  • Willingness to teach in multiple modes and times (e.g. online, hybrid, evening, weekends).
  • A demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds.
  • Innovative teaching methods including the use of technology and collaborative learning.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others in a professional setting.
  • An understanding of the goals and role of the community college.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Accommodation Statement

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants: the ability to operate office equipment, the ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials, and the ability to exchange information on the phone or in person.

EEO Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.


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