Part-time American Music History Instructor

JOB TITLE: Part-time American Music History Instructor

DEPARTMENT:  School of Music

REPORTS TO:  Dean, School of Music


The School of Music at University of the Arts seeks a part-time/adjunct position for the instruction of American Music History beginning Fall 2022.

The University is particularly interested in reviewing applications from candidates with demonstrated investment in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and whose identities and/or professional work intersect with or address historically marginalized communities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach American Music History covering the evolution of American music and its connection to American society throughout history
  • Establish an inclusive and equitable classroom environment and demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the University’s faculty, staff, and students
  • Incorporate anti-racist and feminist perspectives in instruction
  • Complete all tasks and submit all required teaching materials, including but not limited to course syllabus, assignments, assessment of student work, providing constructive feedback, and issuing grades
  • Make yourself available to students for in-person or virtual office hours
  • Consider student feedback and contribute ideas for improving the student experience for this course

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is preferred


  • Prior teaching experience is required
  • Experience teaching at the college level is preferred

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to utilize diverse instructional methods and adapt to student needs
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural perspectives other than your own
  • Ability to foster an environment or equity, inclusion, and belonging in the classroom
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

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