Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer of Applied Music (Guitar)

The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University is seeking a part-time adjunct faculty member/lecturer of applied music in guitar. This position will be based at Johnson University’s Knoxville, Tennessee campus. Interested applicants should submit resumes/CVs and questions to , School of Communication and Creative Arts, Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37998.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Appointment: Beginning Fall 2021

Job Summary:

We are seeking an individual to teach weekly private guitar lessons to music education students, worship leadership students, and elective students on-ground and in a live online format. Adjunct faculty work with the program coordinator to ensure sequential student outcomes are achieved.

Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in guitar performance and/or pedagogy is preferred. A comparable music degree with proven teaching and performance experience may be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.
  • A versatile knowledge of and skill in multiple styles and musical genres such as jazz, classical, commercial/popular, modern worship, and global music.
  • Must possess competent organizational and communicative skills.


  • Schedule or assist with scheduling guitar lessons for all students registered for applied music lessons (guitar).
  • Assign music and technical exercises appropriate to each student in accordance with their major, their background, and their ability as determined by Department of Music standards.
  • Help students develop a body of performance repertoire in accordance with their major and as determined by Department of Music standards.
  • Help organize and facilitate periodic solo and studio classes and evaluate the performances that take place during those classes.
  • Help organize, facilitate, and evaluate jury performances at the conclusion of each semester.
  • Regularly assess student progress in line with learning outcomes and expectations of the Department of Music.
  • Maintain accurate records of student performance and attendance for private lessons, solo class, and performance juries.
  • Communicate with the Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts and/or the Director of Music Education if unable to teach private lessons as scheduled.
  • Communicate with students and schedule make-up lessons for any lessons that were not able to be taught due to absence/inconvenience caused by instructor, University, or inclement weather/natural causes.
  • Communicate with the Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts and/or the Director of Music Education concerning any problems or concerns with the private teaching experience.
  • All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith, mission statement, and community covenant.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.