Adjunct Instructor - Artist Teacher of Guitar

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 an Artist Teacher of Guitar (part-time/adjunct) starting in the Fall 2014 semester.

Teaching duties include maintaining an active undergraduate guitar studio through weekly applied private lessons and occasional studio performance class as needed, in addition to collaborating with the string area concerning juries, entrance auditions, student recitals, and recital hearings.

Additional teaching opportunities may include, but are not limited to, Class Guitar for music education majors, Guitar History and Literature, Guitar Pedagogy, and/or Liberal Learning courses in music depending on the departmental needs and candidate's qualifications and interests.

A per-semester contract is renewable. Salary will be per credit hour and commensurate with candidate's qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree (completed or ABD) in guitar performance or equivalent professional experience;

2. Extensive and varied artist-level performance experience;

3. Successful college-level teaching experience (including as TA) in guitar performance;

4. Ability to recruit and retain outstanding undergraduate (BM and BA) guitar students;

5. Excellent oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative, and dedicated educator with a strong commitment to teaching excellence, who fosters a stimulating learning environment and engages collaboratively with colleagues. S/he will have a proven record or strong potential as a well-rounded artist teacher with visibility in local, regional, and national levels.

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 25, 2014

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references (with email addresses/phone numbers) electronically in PDF format to with the subject line: Adjunct Instructor in Guitar/"applicant's last name." Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered. Please do not send any other supporting materials until requested. Semifinalists will be contacted at a later time and may be asked to submit additional materials such as video links to recent performances and studio teaching demonstrations, scanned sample programs, teaching evaluations, and/or sample course syllabi. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquires to: Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, 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.