Adjunct Music instructor

Adjunct Music instructor


Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-527-6223

Job Location

231 Hwy. 58 South, Kinston, NC


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, May 13, 2024
Closes: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Expected Work Hours

8 am-5 pm M-Th; 8 am-3 pm F

Employment Type

Part-time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in music from a regionally accredited college or university or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in music (courses designated as graduate-level music courses)
  • Experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in music from a regionally accredited college or university or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in music (courses designated as graduate-level music courses)
  • Experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred skills

Position Description

The Adjunct Music Instructor is responsible for providing quality music instruction to Associate of Fine Arts-Music students and other LCC students needing general education courses or private instruction through the use of seated, online, and lab courses. The Instructor is responsible for providing one-on-one and whole group instruction so that students are able to successfully complete degree requirements in an engaging environment. The Instructor is responsible for promoting the arts in the local and surrounding community through visible, vibrant, and engaging means, and for ensuring that visible performance-related events are occurring on LCC's campus and in the community.

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College:

Mastery of Subject Matter

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
  • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
  • Connect the subject matter with related fields
  • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops
  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate

Teaching Performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives

Evaluation of Student Learning

  • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
  • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
  • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual

Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities

  • Participate in meetings and events as required
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
  • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

  • Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans
  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels
  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
  • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College
  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom or online teaching environment
  • Frequent travel between buildings on campus and infrequent travel to other campuses
  • Frequent listening to and talking with students and other faculty and staff members
  • Infrequent sitting at a desk or workstation using a telephone, computer, keyboard, and mouse

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College

Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899