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Adjunct Music - Applied Music Instructor

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/11/2023
Part Time

Adjunct Music - Applied Music Instructor

Position Title: Adjunct Music - Applied Music Instructor

Department: Academics

Campus: College Wide

Additional Information: Please note: If you are a PSERS retiree, per PSERS guidelines, employment by the College as an adjunct faculty member will result in the suspension of your retirement benefits by PSERS.

Transcripts: Applicants must electronically attach scanable unofficial transcripts when applying to this posting.

Work Hours (for hourly positions): Days and hours vary according to class schedule and the needs of the College and Department.

Salary Grade: Per Contract

Job Category: Adjunct/Faculty

Employment Type: Adjunct Part-Time

General Summary: The primary responsibilities of the faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. To meet these responsibilities, faculty must remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy. Faculty portfolios will include contributions and program development and show evidence of ongoing professional development.


Bachelor's degree in music is required, Master's degree in music or music education preferred. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Applicants for teaching assignments are expected to have strong communication skills. Applicants are expected to have record of successful private teaching experience and proficiency performing relevant instrument/voice. Additionally considerations are work experiences in the discipline to be taught; and knowledge of industry-related software and systems, including industry certifications, where appropriate.


1. The primary responsibilities of the Applied Music instructor is teaching weekly private music lessons in qualified areas of voice or instrument.

2. Preparing music students for performances

3. Maintaining a written record of each student's preparation and progress throughout the semester

4. Reporting as needed to the department head or program coordinator

5. Participate in college projects, surveys, studies, and reports that relate to the discipline or program.
6. Collaborate in the development of program and/or discipline promotional materials.
7. Support the college's goals.
8. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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