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Music Adjunct Faculty - Private Instruction Percussion

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Adjunct Faculty
Role: Music Adjunct Faculty


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Class sections assigned – as required by department

Rate of Pay:

2024 Per contact Hour

Less than a Masters $1,027

Masters and above $1,066

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Adjunct faculty provide instruction aligned with the College’s strategic goals and evaluate students’ progress to facilitate achievement of their educational goals.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. A master’s degree in music performance with concentration in Percussion OR bachelor’s degree and experience performing professionally and private teaching.
  2. Ability to communicate with and teach students at all levels of musicianship.
  3. College teaching experience preferred.
  4. Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy
  5. Commitment to meeting the academic needs of non-traditional students, including first generation students, older students, minority/multicultural students, and non-native speakers of English.


Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

  1. Deliver instruction
    1. Conduct assigned classes and/or labs
    2. Prepare lessons
    3. Provide course syllabus, which shall include grading standards, attendance policies, classroom behavior expectations, course outline, and contact information
    4. Verify student enrollment and submit grades

 If a lab component is involved:

  1. Prepare labs
  2. Enforce lab safety procedures
  1. Evaluate student progress
    1. Keep accurate record of student performance
    2. Provide students with timely, constructive feedback
  2. Provide student assistance
  1. Uphold required office hours
  2. Maintain voice-mail and e-mail communication
  3. Refer students to student support services
  4. Accommodate special-need students


Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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