This is an instructor position that conducts college-level courses for undergraduate students. The instructor will be expected to assist in developing and maintaining a vibrant music program with emphasis on modern music performance, promotion and recruitment for the commercial music program. Instructor must be skilled as a musician/performer and possess strong leadership qualities and communication skills to plan and direct student performance groups in a variety of public performance venues, including live television and music festival settings on campus as well as traveling to other venues.

Position conducts college courses for undergraduate students by performing duties listed below. Position duties are primarily located on Levelland campus, but could require potential assigned duties at other South Plains College Centers.

Position duties primarily consist of credit courses, but could require potential assigned duties of Workforce Development/Continuing Education courses.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned and/or included in the Faculty Handbook. Vocal skills related to modern rock, country, metal, and classic commercial music styles. Keyboard and other multi-instrumentalist skills and teaching ability also preferred. 


  • Instruct music courses with emphasis on vocal and vocal related ensemble performance. Instructor will be required to become familiar with, and use, the Vocology in Practice method of teaching.
  • Instruct music courses as outlined in the proscribed curriculum including hands-on lab skills and academic lecture.
  • Instruct Commercial Music credit and/or Workforce Development/Continuing Education Unit courses as outlined in prescribed curriculum including academic lecture and hands-on lab skills.
  • Remain concerned with any/all matters involving teaching.
  • Demonstrate and practice proficient knowledge and skills concerning professional tactics, strategies, and techniques.
  • Prepare lecture, lesson plans and syllabi for assigned classes, meet and conduct assigned instruction in classes and labs as specified in the class schedule, maintain official class, grade rolls and grade reports, report drops to registrar, and personally prepare and proctor tests that adequately measure student learning outcomes.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lecture presentations to students in Commercial Music academic exercises.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lab presentations in Commercial Music skill exercises.
  • Stimulate and motivate class discussions encouraging positive student goal achievement.
  • Advise students requiring assistance outside scheduled classes, communicate to students at beginning of semester grading procedures and overall coursework expectations, grade performance consistently and equitably for all students.
  • Keep students informed of academic performance, progress and potential academic issues effecting student’s success, tutor students who require special attention, work with student services when needed concerning student welfare.
  • Serve on faculty committees, sponsor college clubs, organizations, and activities as assigned.
  • Be familiar with administrative policies, philosophies, objectives, and goals involving program and institution.
  • Recruit new students by presenting at high schools and/or alternative programs.
  • Participate in college functions, activities, and committees.
  • Function as a program advisor and represent a positive role model by participating in student activities.
  • Post and observe a minimum 35-hour work week, on-site work schedule.
  • Maintain updated professional teaching methods in assigned disciplines.
  • Recruit qualified advisory committee members from industry and business organizations.
  • Remain a professional representative of South Plains College Technical Education Division and Creative Arts department internally and externally of classroom.
  • Additional duties as assigned by college president and/or administration. 


Provide input and assistance to Departmental Chairperson during budget process.


Commitment to and positive actions for fostering good relationships and esprit de corps among students, coworkers, departments, other units in the college, and those faculty associates with outside the college.


No supervisor duties are required of this position unless program requires lab assistant or non-work study to assist with lab activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate degree in related field required, Bachelor Degree preferred.  Minimum 3 years professional music performance experience preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Position requires efficient writing, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and effective presentation of information and response to questions from students, industry representatives, and general public.


Position requires ability to calculate figures and amounts consistent with program budget, classroom lecture preparation and instruction.


The skill level in this constantly changing field is demanding. The frequency of change for new technology remains at a challenging level. Faculty must continually utilize professional development to remain up to date on hardware, software, programming languages, and teaching methods.


Position requires ability to solve practical problems consisting of multiple variables and interpret various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


It is preferred for applicant to possess industry recognized certification; memberships of associated trade associations are beneficial as well.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is relative to a working music performance lab environment.