Adjunct- Music (PEP)

Southeast Arkansas College

Position Type: Adjunct Instructor

Education Level: Master’s

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Category: Education



The adjunct Prison Education Professor is responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of lecture and/or clinical learning experiences as appropriate to the assigned courses in the prison setting.

Professors monitor and assess student performance based on established grading guidelines and assessment protocols. Professors are expected to respond to students appropriately, professionally, and in a timely manner and to promote student success.

Job Description:

The part-time Music professor is responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of classroom and/or laboratory experiences that result in learning. Instructors develop, evaluate, and revise the curriculum incorporating evidence-based learning activities directed at meeting established learning outcomes. Instructors monitor and evaluate student performance based on established grading guidelines. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The College has identified funding for the first year and continuation of the position is dependent upon available funding. This position will teach classes offered at units within the Arkansas Department of Corrections, typically at the Varner, Delta, or Cummins Units.


  • Contributes to the overall achievement of the college’s mission and goals through effective instruction and classroom management.  
  • Plans and prepares for assigned instructional courses.  
  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.  
    • Develops instructional materials and appropriate evaluation methods that align with course and program outcomes.  
  • Maintains data to support the student learning and outcome assessment process adopted by SEARK College.  
  • Creates and maintains an environment of appropriate rapport and mutual respect.  
  • Clearly establishes expectations for learning and achievement.  
  • Maintains up-to-date accurate records on attendance and student progress.  
  • Engages in academic advising and provides guidance to students for academic planning.   
  • Meets with current and prospective students to review and interpret college placement scores.  
  • Make referrals to college resources available to provide services or assistance to students. 
  • Engages in the college community and pursues professional development.  
  • Provides input into budgeting and decision-making processes.  
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of expertise by basing current instructional practice on recent evidence.  
  • Uses a variety of teaching techniques appropriate to the discipline and incorporates instructional technology.  
  • Provides students with prompt written and oral feedback to support and encourage student success.  
  • Engages in self-assessment of teaching practices and professional development needs.  
  • Keep all classes and office hours for the required amount of time set forth by the College and maintain good classroom management.  
  • Develop structured activities and assignments while demonstrating flexibility for students in exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis  
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the teaching field, a commitment to high academic standards, a dedication to student success,  
  • Knowledge of instructional techniques that promote student engagement and student success 
  • Competence and experience to develop, revise, implement, and assess the curriculum to ensure that students are acquiring current knowledge, including familiarity with technology used in classroom settings 
  • Familiarity with college resources available to provide instruction and services or assistance to students including instructional technology 
  • Ability to provide guidance to students for academic planning, including assistance with the selection of appropriate courses 
  • Ability to use placement policies and interpret placement scores when advising students 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate field or a master’s degree in another discipline with at least 18 graduate hours in the field.
  • Ability to teach in the afternoon or evening 
  • Ability to pass the Arkansas Department of Corrections background check and complete ADC training 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience teaching students at the college level. 
  • Experience using a learning management system such as Canvas. 

Applicant DeadlineInterviews to begin immediately.  This position is governed by State and Federal laws and agency/institution policy and will start as soon as possible. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Application Procedure:

All candidates must apply online at  Click ‘Start Application‘ to complete the online application.  Interested individuals should submit a completed Southeast Arkansas College Employment Application.  Please note:  All transcripts, certifications, and other credentials should be uploaded with your Resume and Cover Letter.  Paper documents will not be accepted.

Required Documentation:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. College Transcripts (Please note:  Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.)
  4. Certifications, licensures, or other credentials (Please note:  Official copies will be required upon offer of employment.)


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