Adjunct Faculty Applied Guitar Instructor

  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Jun 26, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Music

Job Description


Adjunct Faculty Applied Guitar Instructor

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Adjunct Faculty Applied Guitar Instructor

Job ID 1592

October 27, 2023

Department: Music

Employee Group: Faculty Contract

Schedule: Part Time, FLSA Status

Compensation: Adjunct Faculty Pay Rates

Benefits: No benefits

Reports to: Music Department Program Director

Posting Closes: Open until filled


The Music Department is seeking candidates to teach Applied Classical Guitar Lessons in the fall and winter semesters at our downtown campus. This position reports to the Music Program Director. This position will allow the music department to meet the applied guitar lesson needs of those students who are interested in studying applied guitar as music majors or for personal interest.


  • Teach private applied guitar lessons to music majors and general college students.

  • Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.

  • Effectively assess student performance.

  • Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.

  • Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into their instructional methods.

  • Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.


Education Credentials

  • Master's Degree in Music is preferred however, applicants with extensive professional experience may be considered.

Work Experience

  • Successful applied classical guitar teaching experience is required.

  • Successful teaching experience at a Community College preferred but not required.

  • Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.

  • Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.


  • Excellent pedagogical skills

  • Excellent classical guitar performance skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision

Physical Demands

  • Sit or stand for at least one hour at a time during applied lessons for technique demonstrations.

Mental Demands

  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.

  • An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.

  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.

  • Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.

  • Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.

  • High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.

  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.

  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner

Working Conditions

  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.

  • Applied Teaching Studio Environment in an academic setting.


GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at . Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.


Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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