Adjunct Faculty - Music Education

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7200844 (Ref.No. 24D332236)
Posted: December 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Department of Music Studies (areas: Music Education, Composition, History, and Theory) at Rider University seeks an adjunct co-instructor in Music Education to teach one credit of the 4-credit course ME564: Art of Teaching Music (ATM) IV (Choral Methods) for the 2024 Spring Semester beginning Monday, January 22, 2024. This adjunct position is for an inservice teacher who would be paired with a professor to supervise Music Education students fulfilling their practicum assignments.

Course Description:
ME564: Art of Teaching Music (ATM) IV          4 Credits

Through course assignments, discussion, and clinical practice in varied school and community choral settings, course participants learn how to create meaningful school singing experiences that foster individual success, accountability, a sense of community, critical thinking, independence, and life-long engagement with choral music. 


  • Partner with a professor to supervise Music Education students fulfilling their practicum assignments.
  • Complete formal observations of the music students under their supervision.
  • Analyze and critique immediately after each observation, identifying specific strengths and refinements, utilizing professional oral and written expression
  • Be knowledgeable about the assessment instrument and accurate evaluation procedures, allowing ample time for observation and assessment
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with the cooperating school and/or district
  • Serve as a resource for the and maintain weekly communication throughout the semester.
  • Maintain effective communication with the Music Education Faculty, and Student Teacher Placement Office.
  • Encourage responsibility and creativity in the student teaching experience
  • Keep adequate records on the students 

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years of demonstrated successful music teaching experience in a public school or private school setting.
  • BM Music Education; MM Music Education or Master of Music
  • Choral emphasis for Middle and High School
  • General Music Emphasis for Elementary
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working partnerships 

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

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