Adjunct Instructor - "Music from 1750 to 1850"

The College of New Jersey in New Jersey

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 22, 2014
Type Adjunct
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Part-time

The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a part-time adjunct instructor in the Fall 2014 semester to teach "Music from 1750 to 1850," a survey course covering the Classical and early-Romantic eras in Western music. There will be two morning sections of the course on a Monday/Thursday schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree (completed or ABD) in Musicology with a record of promise in scholarly presentations and publications;

2. College-level teaching experience in music history (including as teaching assistant);

3. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate will: have specialization in an area(s) related to the course; be an enthusiastic and innovative educator who can model excellence in teaching and foster a stimulating classroom environment; be able to engage collaboratively with colleagues.

About TCNJ:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience. For the 19th consecutive year, TCNJ was rated the No. 1 public in the category "Best Regional Universities (North)"; in U.S. News & World Report. It is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is considered a "Best Buy" in higher education by both Barron's and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. In 2006 TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Contact Information

Application deadline: until filled

Starting date: August 26, 2014

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references electronically in PDF format to with the subject line: Adjunct Instructor in Music History/"applicant's last name." Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered. Please do not send additional materials (publications, teaching evaluations, etc.) unless requested. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Wayne Heisler, Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies in Music, Department of Music, The College of New Jersey,

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.