Adjunct, Music

University of Houston Downtown
Texas, United States
Not Specified
Nov 29, 2018
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Arts and Communication at the University of Houston-Downtown seeks qualified adjunct faculty to teach lower and/or upper level Music History and Music Appreciation classes. The candidate will be responsible for teaching a 75-minute lecture course as needed. Scheduling is flexible. Experience teaching African American Music, History of Hispanic Music, and Music in American Christianity is especially valuable.

The candidate must plan and create course syllabi, lecture, and provide quality instruction and guidance, follow established institutional guidelines, evaluate student performance, maintain a positive educational environment in the classroom, etc.



Applicants must have earned at least a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and must have earned at least 18 graduate-level semester hours in Music or other closely related field.

A Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates must have college teaching experience. Candidates must be willing to teach throughout the day, including evening, as well as online. Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

About University of Houston Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor's and selected master's degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students' talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 43 areas and eight master's degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 44,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria.

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