Founded in 1972, Five Towns College is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian institution of higher education. The College serves the cause of music, media, and the performing arts. Additional areas of emphasis in teacher education, business, and the liberal arts and sciences are strongly aligned with the College’s overarching relationship with the arts and communication.
Located on a 40-acre campus in Dix Hills, Long Island, NY, the College is a creative center for learning, which attracts artists and scholars from around the world who seek to be enriched by the unique educational experiences it offers.
Five Towns College offers approximately 30 different degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels in eight areas of study. The most popular degree programs include Music Performance, Film and Television, Theatre Arts, Business Management, Interactive Media Arts, and Mass Communication. Classes begin twice each year in the fall and spring, following a traditional academic semester calendar. Summer, winter, evening, and part-time learning opportunities are also offered. The College delivers classes in traditional, hybrid/blended formats, and fully online formats. The College does not, however, offer any fully online degree programs.
The College holds an Absolute Charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents, and its programs of study are registered with the New York State Education Department. Five Towns College is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Programs offered by the Music Division, including Music Teacher Education, are nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Programs offered by the Theatre Arts Division are national accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).. Approximately 750 students are enrolled at the College, with about 200 residing on-campus in the Five Towns College Living/Learning Center.
As a result of its ongoing institutional renewal initiatives, the College now anticipates that it will enter into a period of modest growth in all of its academic and functional areas beginning in the Fall 2022. To plan for this expansion, the College invites nominations and applications from qualified individuals in the areas listed below.
Academic Affairs/Faculty: Full-Time and Adjunct
- Audio Recording Technology, including Live Sound, A/V and Game Audio
- Business, including Social Media Marketing
- Interactive Media Arts
- Film and Television, including Cinematography and Motion Picture Editing
- Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education, including English and Mathematics
- Mass Communication, including Broadcast Journalism and Operations, Sports Announcing
- Music, including Jazz/Contemporary, and Classical
- Teacher Education, including Art, Theatre, and Distributive (Business) Education
- Theatre Arts, including Theatre Technologies and Design/Show Control Systems
Administration/Non-Faculty Full-Time and Part-Time
- Admissions and Enrollment
- Counseling – Academic and Mental Health
- Facilities and Grounds
- Food Service
- Inter-Collegiate Athletics, including Volleyball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and ESports
- IT and Computer Information Systems
- Library/Learning Resource Systems
- Public Safety
- Public Relations and Social Media Marketing
- Residential Life (Live-On)
- Student Activities – Student Government and Leadership
Job Qualifications: Academic Affairs/Faculty
Candidates for faculty positions should be subject matter experts in the academic disciplines to which they seek appointment. In addition, they must demonstrate strong general education competencies in each of the areas upon which the College’s Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education Core Curriculum are based. These include Reading, Writing, Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Reasoning, Cultural Diversity and Tolerance, and Information Literacy. Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to deliver instruction and support learning in all modalities offered by the College, including traditional, hybrid/blended, and fully online formats.
For all faculty appointments a master’s degree is required, doctorate preferred. In exceptional cases eight years of equivalent work experience in allied areas may be substituted for advanced degrees..
Candidates for faculty appointment shall also demonstrate an on-going commitment to their subject matter expertise, professional development, and pedagogical improvement. They shall also demonstrate a respect for shared governance, academic integrity, regulatory compliance, tolerance for diversity in all of its forms, and support for the College’s institutional values – including a readiness to become actively engaged in the life of the College. Appropriately, candidates shall be technology literate and able to actively engage with new and emerging digital platforms – including social media.
Job Qualifications: Administration/Non-Faculty
Candidates for appointment to the administrative staff shall be have the appropriate level of academic and work experience appropriate for the position sought. For staff positions a bachelor’s degree is typically required, with a master’s degree preferred. For some positions an associate degree or high school diploma may be sufficient. In exceptional cases, equivalent work experience may be substituted.
Candidates for administrative/non-faculty positions shall also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development and student-centered service. They shall display a commitment to high ethical standards in the performance of their responsibilities, tolerance for diversity in all of its forms, and support for the College’s institutional values – including a readiness to become actively engaged in the life of the College. Appropriately, candidates shall be technology literate and to be end-users of the computer software and hardware platforms utilized at the College.
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