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
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Familiarity with K-12 teaching and/or instrumental
- 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
- Provide course syllabus and mid-term and final grades in a
- Participate in brass area jury exams during the final exam
- Attend degree recitals of students in the trumpet studio.
- Participate in entrance auditions of prospective trumpet
- 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
questions regarding the Taleo online application system, please
contact TCNJ Office of Human Resources at email@example.com
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.