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General Music Adjunct Instructor

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Official TSU Title:

General Music Adjunct Instructor

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

JOB SUMMARYThe adjunct instructor of general music will teach 1-2 music courses up to 6 credit hours each semester. Responsibilities will include teaching MUSI 1306: Music Appreciation and/or MUSI 1315: Fine Arts in Daily Living. These courses are open to all TSU students and fulfill the creative arts requirement necessary to attain any undergraduate degree offered at the University.

The adjunct instructor reports to the Chair of the music department and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences and is responsible for supporting and advancing the mission and goals of the university, college, and department in all academic, scholarly and student support activities.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSA face to face course with 60+ students per section.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Plan weekly lessons based on learning outcomes for the course
  • Implement weekly lesson plans using a variety of research based instructional strategies and student engagement techniques
  • Evaluate student learning through informal and formal assessment practices
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students through grading of tasks and assessments and responding to students via email in a timely manner
  • Facilitate collaborative learning opportunities for all students in the course
  • Adapt learning materials each semester to address student needs and interest
  • Collaborate with colleagues; specifically, those teaching the same course
  • Attend required trainings and/or meetings related to teaching and learning or administrative responsibilities
  • Be available for students during weekly office hours equal to 2 hours for every 3 credit hours taught
  • Perform other tasks related to teaching in the music department

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience.


A minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in a music discipline, a master’s degree in music or music education or a master’s degree in another visual or performing art.

A master’s or doctorate degree in music education preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of

  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, etc.)
  • Online platforms utilized to support teaching of specialized content
Skill in
  • Accommodating students at varied academic levels within one learning environment
  • Differentiating instruction for students at varied academic levels
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Time management
  • Verbal and written communication
Ability to
  • Submit required documents and reports by stated deadlines, including attendance and grades
  • Make sound independent decisions within the context of the departmental, community, and university environments
  • Work independently

Work Experience:

Experience teaching at the post-secondary level

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Prolonged standing, sitting, and/or walking
  • Handling light weight objects
  • Using or carrying equipment

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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