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 music@tcnj.edu 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, wheisler@tcnj.edu.

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.