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Adjunct Instructor-Trumpet - Fall 2023

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 28, 2023

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.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Department of Music invites applications for an adjunct/part-time artist-teacher of trumpet. The successful candidate will teach weekly private studio lessons beginning in the Fall 2023 semester, which starts on August 29, 2023. The per-semester contract may be renewable.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned M.M degree in trumpet performance or advanced degree in music with relevant professional and artistic experience.

  • Proven record of high-level artistry and performance experience in solo and chamber music, as well as professional orchestra settings.

  • Private studio teaching experience with various levels and abilities, as well as substantial collegiate level instruction (including as a TA).

  • The availability and commitment to teach regularly in-person during the semester.

  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, including timely communication via email.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with K-12 teaching and/or instrumental pedagogy.

  • High visibility in and beyond the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Demonstrable commitment to student recruitment and growth and stability of the trumpet studio(s) in collaboration with the other brass area faculty.

  • Ability to teach a brass methods course for music education majors is a plus.

  • Give weekly in-person private lessons (for both music majors and non-music majors) on TCNJ’s campus (Ewing, NJ) at mutually agreed dates between the instructor and the students, following the College’s academic calendar, i.e., leading 13 weekly lessons per semester.

  • Provide course syllabus and mid-term and final grades in a timely manner.

  • Participate in brass area jury exams during the final exam week.

  • Attend degree recitals of students in the trumpet studio.

  • Participate in entrance auditions of prospective trumpet students.

  • Additional course(s) such as chamber ensemble coaching may be available depending on the departmental needs and candidate’s expertise and interest.

  • Salary will be per studio instructional hour.

  • Separate honorarium may be available for additional departmental events such as “Music Major for a Day.”

  • There will be no moving or travel (mileage, toll, etc.) cost reimbursement attached to this position.


Qualified candidates should apply online and submit in PDF format: 1) a letter of application, 2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for a minimum of 3 current references who are ideally familiar with the candidate’s work in educational contexts, and 4) a syllabus and/or teaching evaluations from previously taught collegiate level private lessons. Only electronic submissions via TCNJ’s website will be reviewed. Please do not send further materials (recordings, teaching demo samples, etc.) unless requested. An initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A final offer of employment is contingent upon completion of background and reference checks. Please note that there will be no working visa support attached to this position; the successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.


Further questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, Department of Music Search Committee Chairperson at . For questions regarding the Taleo online application system, please contact TCNJ Office of Human Resources at .

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

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