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Music Adjunct Instructor

Laredo College

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Application Pool Notice
Laredo College continuously accepts applications for part-time (adjunct) instructors to create a pool of candidates for each session/semester.  Applications will be reviewed and positions will be filled based on department needs. Applications received for this pool will remain active for one year.

Application Pool Notice
Laredo College continuously accepts applications for part-time tour guides to provide educational tours on a routine basis and during special events.  Applications will be reviewed and positions will be filled based on department needs. Applications received for this pool will remain active for one year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
The music adjunct faculty will teach courses in music as assigned by the Department Chairperson with the approval of the Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Vice President for Instruction.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Prepare and, on the first day of class, post or distribute syllabi, which inform students about course requirements, grading distribution, requirements, testing assignments, absence policy and other pertinent information for each course assigned.
  2. Meet all assigned classes on time in the assigned rooms and be available to students 15 minutes before class, except between classes when teaching back-to-back classes, and 15 minutes after class. A faculty member should inform the supervisor if he or she is unable to meet a class on time in order that substitutes be facilitated.
  3. Prepare, administer, and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their Progress and to provide opportunities, which will allow students to succeed.  Use multiple measures of assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside assignments
  4. Follow procedures related to the Registrar's office, including 12 class day reports, grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal deadlines; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
  5. Provide a safe environment for students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials, and classrooms.
  6. To work with the department and colleagues to develop, assess, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, syllabi and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatical responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of our students and to ensure instructional quality through the achievement of competency-based objectives.
  7. Provide information and/or data on student learning outcomes assessments the requesting officer so that the proper reports may be completed and filed with proper educational agency, funding agency, or accrediting agency.
  8. Must keep abreast of the changes that occur in their discipline due to the rapid changes of technology by actively participating as members of the advisory committees both on and off campus; by attending conferences; by returning to their appropriate field of expertise either through course work or world-of-work experiences; and by reading scholarly journals.
  9. Stay current of changes that occur in discipline.  Participate in department initiatives to infuse changes into curriculum. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions, which are directed at improving student learning and evaluating core competencies curriculum.
  10. Substitute for colleagues as necessary.
  11. Other duties may be assigned by the immediate supervisor, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, President


NOTICE:  Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s).  In addition, if a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.

  • A Master's Degree and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in music. Graduate coursework hours must be aligned with the course learning outcomes that the instructor will be teaching.
  • Three years at college level instruction preferred.
  • Two years teaching at high school or college is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate specialized equipment, audio-visual aids, and to develop lecture/laboratory strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness/techniques.

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