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Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2016-17. This page is for jobs that begin in 2017.

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Schools with Accepted OffersEdit

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University: Name (Current Position [if applicable], DMA-GRANTING INSTITUTION, and year, if known)

Eastman School of Music (2 positions): Alexander Kobrin (Columbus State University and NYU Steinhradt); Alan Chow (Northwestern University, MM Julliard)

Oberlin Conservatory: Stanislav Ioudenitch (Park University)

Texas Woman's University: Chris Madden (Baylor University, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, ABD)

Jobs for 2017Edit

Alderson Broaddus University: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Music (Piano/Theory/Musicianship) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 31 October 2016)Edit

  • Alderson Broaddus University seeks applications for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position in Music: Piano/Music Theory/Aural skills.
  • Applicant will be expected to teach a variety of courses to students earning a bachelor’s degree for careers in Music Education. The primary instructional responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach applied piano lessons, piano classes, music theory sequence, and musicianship/aural skills sequence. The successful candidate will also demonstrate ability to accompany soloists and the University Chorale. Organ skills are desirable.
  • The job requirements of the position include advising music education majors, university committees as assigned, and may include other courses are per the needs of the School of Music and candidate qualification.
  • Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and educational qualifications.
  • Qualifications for position:
Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in music with emphasis in piano and music theory/aural skills; a doctorate is preferred
Demonstrate evidence of successful teaching (college level preferred, other levels considered),
Good communication skills
Ability to work collegially with other higher education faculty within the School of Music and across the institution.
  • Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and reference list in one PDF packet to hr@ab.edu or mail your information to:
Alderson Broaddus University
Human Resources
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416

Baylor University: Lecturer in Piano (Deadline: 20 October 2016)Edit

  • Type: Non tenure track
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Responsibilities: Teach class piano for music majors; teach applied lessons to secondary piano students; perform as soloist and collaborative artist for faculty recitals; participate in the musical and academic life of the School of Music; and perform other duties, as determined by departmental needs.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate preferred; master’s degree required; experience in studio and group teaching at the collegiate level; accomplished solo and collaborative performer.
  • Rank and salary: Appointment at Lecturer rank; full-time, continuing annual appointment based on merit; promotion to Senior Lecturer rank possible in six years; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application procedures: Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete transcripts of academic work, and three current letters of recommendation, but please do not send audio recordings or videos of teaching until requested. Application materials should be sent, via email, to: Terry_Hudson@baylor.edu.
  • To learn more about this position, you are invited to visit: http://www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions
  • Additional materials requested mid-November

Berklee College of Music: Chair of Piano Department (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 988-215
  • Job Description: Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for the position of Piano Department Chair. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. The Berklee community consists of 4,500 talented and diverse students, 630 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose numerous Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.
  • The Piano Department includes 50 faculty providing private lessons, lab instruction and basic keyboard classes to over 1,000 Berklee students. Departmental curriculum for piano and performance supports developing good technique and an awareness of performance health. Also included is intensive training in reading and interpreting music from both a traditionally notated score and a chord-symbol notated lead sheet. Special focus is placed upon stylistic interpretation, improvisational skills, and overall performance skills as applied to contemporary musical styles. An ideal candidate is well versed in both the classical and jazz tradition.
  • The candidate should be an excellent pianist, experienced educator and effective administrator with a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting. Thorough understanding of all contemporary musical styles and national recognition as a musician are essential. A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • Responsibilities : Work with the Assistant Chair to manage the following responsibilities
faculty supervision, evaluation, and development
faculty scheduling and advising
student advising
supervision of the administrative assistant and coordination of his/her duties
management of department budget and facilities
management of department concerts and clinics
supervision of the department’s musical and educational direction, including development and implementation of department goals and objectives, curriculum management and development, and technology support
  • Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials through this website, http://berkleegigs.silkroad.com, in Word or PDF format. Address your materials to: Piano Chair Search Committee, ATTN: Matt Marvuglio, Dean, Performance Division, Berklee College of Music.
A letter of application
A current resume or CV
Letters of recommendation from at least two (2) references
Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your performances
  • This is a twelve-month position with a renewable contract. The start date for the position is September 1, 2017, or earlier depending on availability. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
  • Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Bethel College: Instructor of Music in Piano (part-time) (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Bethel College seeks applications for a part-time faculty position in Music to begin August 2017. Candidates should possess expertise in teaching applied piano, serving as staff accompanist, and teaching class piano. The position may include classroom teaching in a related area, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Qualifications for position: A master’s degree in music is required with an emphasis in Piano and/or Collaborative Piano. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of successful teaching at the college-level (other teaching experiences will be considered). Strong communication skills should be demonstrated along with the ability to work collegially with other faculty in the Department of Music and within the college.
  • Application information: The applicant should submit a letter of intent, Bethel College Employment Application, transcripts, curriculum vita with three references, YouTube or similar electronic links to videos of rehearsals and performance, to Denise Krase, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at dkrase@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE
  • Is the job market so terrible that people would move to Boston for a part-time job?  Yes, the market is that terrible.
  • ?? This college is in Kansas.
  • Quite right.  The question now becomes:  Is the job market so terrible that people would move to Kansas for a part-time job?

Brigham Young University-Idaho: Music (Piano) Full-time faculty (Deadline: 05 September 2016)Edit

  • Official Title: Music (Piano) Full-time Faculty - Anticipated for Fall 2017
  • Position Summary: Responsibilities include instruction in applied music lessons (piano) and teaching courses from the following areas: Piano Pedagogy, Piano Literature, and Collaborative Piano. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, instruction in core musicianship classes (Aural Skills and Theory), Music History / Literature and other music courses as needed, and teaching Foundations (general education) courses on a periodic basis.
  • Additional responsibilities include advising students and other department and university assignments. Qualified candidates must be fully supportive of and prepared to endorse the mission of the university and outcomes of the Department of Music. Significant value will be placed on candidates who demonstrate understanding the need and a willingness to prepare music majors and students from other disciplines for successful career options. Commitment to integrated and interdisciplinary approaches of program design, implementation, and educational experience for a broad range of students is essential.
  • Throughout their careers, all BYU-Idaho faculty are expected to participate in teaching Foundations (general education) courses on a periodic basis. They are also expected to actively pursue professional development opportunities in learning and teaching and ongoing scholarly development within their discipline. To learn more about teaching at BYU–Idaho go to BYU-Idaho Faculty
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Advanced Degree required (masters minimum); Doctorate degree preferred or equivalent professional experience with the stipulation that continued employment may be contingent upon completion of doctoral studies, to be determined according to individual experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to and evidence of excellence in performance, musicianship, and teaching. Applicants are also expected to actively pursue professional development opportunities in learning and teaching and ongoing scholarly development within their discipline. As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Idaho prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing as authorized under Title 41 CFR § 60-1.5 (a)(6).
  • Anticipated Start Date: 8/23/2017
  • Pay Rate: Will be discussed during the formal interview process and is based on your education and experience.
  • Posting Date: 07/01/2016
  • Closing Date: 09/05/2016
  • Special Instructions: RESUME and CURRICULUM VITAE: A document in the resume section is required. The curriculum vitae section is optional. If only a curriculum vitae is attached, it must be attached in the required resume section.
  • COVER LETTER: Address the salutation to Mr. Kelly T. Burgener, Associate Academic Vice President for Instruction, 210 KIM, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, 83460-1690 and upload to the required cover letter section.
  • TEACHING EVALUATIONS: Please attach your most recent Teaching Evaluation, if applicable. Upload as “Other Document.”
  • TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts for all degrees need to be attached; three transcript links are provided. Please be aware that at the time a formal on-campus interview is scheduled, candidates will be required to provide an official transcript or a secure electronic PDF transcript of your terminal degree.
  • CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF REFERENCE: Three electronic reference letters are required. The e-mail address for each reference is submitted in the Reference Letters section. Both the requests for letters and the reference responses are submitted electronically through the application system.
  • REFERENCES: References are individuals who know you well professionally or personally. As a courtesy, please let your reference providers know that they will be receiving an e-mail from the BYU-Idaho online application system requesting a confidential response. If they encounter any difficulties, please encourage them to contact us at 208-496-1716 or facultyemployment@byui.edu. Thank you.
  • OTHER DOCUMENT SECTION: This optional section allows attachment of documents such as course evaluations (either student or peer), additional transcripts, etc.

Central College: Tenure line position in music (Piano and Music Theory), open rank (Deadline: 08 March 2017)Edit

  • POSITION: Tenure line position in music (Piano and Music Theory), open rank
  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, tenure line position to begin August 2017.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: DMA in Music (Piano Performance) required, strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in the music curriculum, including music theory, piano proficiencies, class piano, and piano lessons. The successful candidate will also be expected to coordinate accompanying for music majors, schedule piano tunings, and be an academic advisor to music majors. As needed, additional responsibilities may include teaching music appreciation, world music, or the college-wide Introduction to the Liberal Arts and/ or Liberal Arts Capstone courses.
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin March 8, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:
a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college.
a curriculum vita
copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this teaching opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai: Piano Specialist (Deadline: 12 March 2017)Edit

  • PIANO SPECIALIST - Full-time September 2017
  • Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai are recruiting a full-time Piano Specialist for September 2017.
  • Successful candidates will join a team of 30 full-time teachers and will be required to teach children and adults. Candidates must be fluent English Language speakers and also have experience of teaching individually and in groups. The applicants should have the ability and experience to teach all music styles and experience in a British Curriculum school with ABRSM knowledge.
  • The applicants should have the ability and proven track-record to teach PIANO students individual lessons (30, 45 minute or 1 hour) and lessons on a peripatetic basis in local schools. Terms are based on a British Curriculum basis with 13/14 week Fall and Spring term and a 10 week Summer term. We also run a summer school program that teachers are required to be involved with.
  • At least one year's experience working with young children as well as adults is a requirement, as well as exposure to group peripatetic teaching preferably in an English Speaking International or British Curriculum school system or British music service system. Experience with accompaniment of other instruments and teaching theory of music would also be useful. The applicants should have a warm, personable demeanor, plenty of enthusiasm and good organisational skills!
  • Music performance, pedagogy or education, with an emphasis in piano teaching are what we are looking for. The ability to teach other instruments will be highly considered.
  • Starting salary is AED 12,000 tax-free per month. Package includes full private medical insurance, flight allowance per year and 10 weeks paid holiday.
  • Staff are contracted to work 35 hours contact time a week with a 2 day weekend. Please send a CV, covering letter, photograph and any queries to jobs@cmadubai.com
  • Applications close 12th March 2017.
  • Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cleveland Institute of Music: Department Head/Teacher of Secondary Piano and Applied Instruction (Deadline: 0115 December 2016)Edit

  • THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
  • Department Head and Teacher of Secondary Piano (Conservatory) and Applied Instruction (Conservatory and Preparatory and Continuing Education), full-time beginning 2017-18 academic year. We seek a candidate who can creatively innovate a curriculum that utilizes technology and addresses the contemporary needs of professional musicians. The successful candidate will collaborate with secondary piano and theory colleagues to lead a comprehensive curriculum review and make recommendations for revising the secondary piano sequence for undergraduates and graduate students. As Department Head, the qualified candidate will collaborate with faculty colleagues and the Registrar of the Conservatory to schedule the course offerings every semester.
  • Teaching responsibilities:
  • Conservatory: secondary (group) piano for undergraduate and graduate conservatory students; applied lessons to individuals as well as group lessons to preparatory and continuing education students; teach group or individual piano lessons to Case Western Reserve University students enrolled through the Joint Music Program (optional, and dependent on enrollment); co-teach graduate piano pedagogy practicum
  • Preparatory and Continuing Education: Private Applied Lessons, Group Instruction
  • Experience: Qualified candidates must have experience teaching secondary (group) piano at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as experience recruiting and teaching private, applied lessons to preparatory and continuing education students. Candidates must have an earned master's degree with a minimum of four years of teaching in pre-collegiate and/or higher education settings; doctorate or equivalent teaching experience preferred.
  • To apply: Please submit curriculum vitae, the contact information of three individuals who can provide recommendations upon request, and the application questions available via online at: http://www.cim.edu/facultysearch. For full consideration, apply by December 1, 2016. Finalists will be asked to submit video recordings of teaching and performing.
  • As of 11/10, the link to the CIM Faculty Search website is dead. Here's the job ad on the CIM website (which include the same link): https://www.cim.edu/aboutcim/work-at-cim
  • 12/9 Above application link is now working. Deadline has been extended to December 15.
  • Any updates?

Delaware State University: Staff Piano Accompanist (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • The Delaware State University Department of Music seeks to hire a full-time (9-month) professional staff piano accompanist.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Accompany instrumental and vocal student recitals as well as applied lessons as needed. Accompany instrumental and vocal faculty recitals. Accompany departmental juries, master classes, choral rehearsals, concerts (includes traveling), and other assigned events.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in music preferred. College level instrumental and vocal accompanying experience preferred. A good knowledge of the voice is highly desired.
  • Applicants should send sample recordings of instrumental and vocal accompanying performances, list of representative accompaniments performed, and three letters of recommendations to:
Dr. Francine Edwards, Dean and Interim Chair of Music
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Education Humanities Building
Dover, Delaware 19901

Doane University: Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Piano) (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • Doane University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2017. Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. *Responsibilities include teaching music theory and ear training, teaching piano lessons and overseeing all piano instruction and accompanists in a thriving department. The candidate will also oversee and organize activities such as recital scheduling, weekly music seminars, administer the piano proficiency requirement for Doane's music majors, and will be responsible to help with auditions and contribute to the recruitment of pianists to the University. Multiple solo and collaborative performance opportunities are available at various departmental events. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary programs.
  • Apply with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Please include an electronic link to a recent performance as a pianist or collaborative pianist.
  • Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

East Carolina University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 05 March 2017)Edit

  • Position #: 932429
  • Advertising Department: MUSIC, SCHOOL OF
  • Working Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PIANO
  • Job Description: The School of Music is currently seeking an accomplished artist and versatile teacher with a commitment to teaching and performing at the highest levels. Teach applied piano to undergraduate and graduate students and keyboard related courses. Recruit undergraduate and graduate students to the piano program. In addition to applied teaching, the successful candidate will teach in a number of following possible areas: piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, keyboard skills for keyboard majors, and group secondary piano. Keyboard faculty members share the instruction of these related courses. Collaborate with colleagues to develop/implement innovative programs that bring regional and national attention to the Keyboard Department and School of Music. Actively engage with local and regional piano teachers and music teaching organizations. Pursue appropriate research/creative activities and provide service to the university community and profession. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum Qualifications Master's degree required. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and performance.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Doctorate appropriate to field preferred. Prior university or college teaching experience (can be as adjunct teaching or graduate teaching assistant) is preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit an electronic candidate profile in order to be considered for the position, to www.jobs.ecu.edu.
  • Candidates must also upload the following:
Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae/resume
One page statement of teaching philosophy
List of 3 references with contact information
  • In addition, please send the following to: Dr. Keiko Sekino, Piano Search Committee Chair, sekinok@ecu.edu, Subject: Piano Search
Unofficial transcripts (please redact sensitive information such as social security number and date of birth)
Online links to recent solo performances showing a full range of styles and best representing the applicant (audio or video recordings with at least one selection in video format; 30-60 minutes in total length)
Online link(s) to at least one of the following: (a) audio or video recording of recent collaborative/chamber music performance or another performance area not represented above, (b) a video of private teaching that is relevant to this position, or (c) a video of classroom/group teaching that is relevant to this position
  • Additional materials may be requested after initial screening. Current letters of recommendation (original hard copies) and official transcripts will be required of the finalists for the position.
  • Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
  • Job Open Date: 02-03-2017
  • Date Initial Screening Begins: 03-05-2017


East Tennessee State University: Assistant Professor, Piano/Theory (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 26 January 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Piano/Theory
  • Department: Music
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Job Summary: The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for the undergraduate piano area (applied lessons, pedagogy, collaborative piano, literature, and chamber music), oversee the theory area and teach music theory classes, instruct other courses according to departmental needs, and coordinate some piano tuning and maintenance. The hire will perform solo recitals, and collaborate with colleagues and guest artists; recruit and retain high-quality piano students; and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. Maintain and expand relationships with private piano studios in the region, adjudicate, and participate in state, regional, and national music organizations. The candidate will cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, serve as an academic advisor, participate in university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • Required Qualifications: DMA in piano (ABD acceptable), but the doctorate must be completed by August 2018. Since the position involves a theory component, the committee will consider a cognate degree in theory with emphasis on strong piano skills. Interest in and command of undergraduate theory at all levels is a must. Academic teaching or equivalent experience is required.
  • Salary: $47,000.00
  • Posting Number: F00011P
  • Open Date: 01/26/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Eastern Mennonite University: Tenure-track (open-rank) Faculty in Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • POSITION: Full-time tenure track faculty position (open rank) in piano instruction and performing with possible additional responsibilities in areas such as music history, music theory, choral conducting or music education. *QUALIFICATIONS: DMA in Music required (ABD seriously considered). Christian faith with strong affinity for the values espoused by EMU that draw from its Anabaptist/Mennonite heritage, performing and teaching experience, and ability to contribute to university and departmental service expected. Ability and willingness to provide departmental leadership desirable.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach private and group piano at university level and in Preparatory Music Program, and teach collegiate piano pedagogy course. Teach courses in music history and/or appreciation, music theory, music education or choral conducting, according to interest of faculty member. Perform with faculty in collaborative and solo settings. Oversee piano maintenance schedule and piano accompanying program.
  • COMPENSATION: Nine-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience. Eastern Mennonite University uses a tenure-with-review contract system.
  • APPOINTMENT DATE: Position begins mid-August 2017. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
  • INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2016.
  • Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three reference letters to:
Dr. Deirdre L. Smeltzer, Vice President & Undergraduate Academic Dean
ugdean@emu.edu
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • 11/14 Request for additional materials
  • Phone interview requested

Eastman School of Music: Artist/Teacher of Piano (open rank, 2 positions) (Deadline: 14 October 2016)Edit

  • The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester invites nominations and applications for two full-time tenure-track positions as Artist/Teacher and Performer of Piano, beginning fall semester 2017.
  • Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should have strong reputations as performers on the national or international level, in addition to a proven record of successful recruiting and teaching of outstanding students in a conservatory or university music school.
  • Responsibilities: Teach applied-music majors (undergraduate and graduate); maintain international standing as a performing artist and teacher. Contribute to the musical life of the Eastman School of Music, including participating in recruitment, auditions, juries, and recitals; secondary responsibilities possible depending on applicants' area(s) of expertise. *Review of applications begins October 14, 2016. To receive full consideration, please apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of three prominent performer/teacher references, and a recording of performances with the subject Piano Search via attachment to PIANOsearch@esm.rochester.edu . Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request.
  • 2 positions? Is someone retiring? 
  • rumor has it - Alan Chow & Alexander Kobrin
  • Yes, confirmed it is Alexander Kobrin and Alan Chow, according to an update email from the Search Chair.
  • FWIW, Rebecca Penneys just announced her retirement, so keep your CVs updated for next year's search.
  • I was under the impression that one of this year's searches was already due to Penney's retirement, the other for Elisi's departure. x2
    • According to a source, a current piano faculty member at Eastman said that her retirement was announced relatively recently and that they'll search for her replacement next year. I was under the impression that the current searches were for lines previously held by Elise and Schumacher.

Florida State University: Artist Teacher of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • Responsibilities: Teach a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano students, with the possibility of teaching in related areas such as piano literature, piano duo etc. Interest and experience in chamber music will be an advantage. Actively engage in recruiting and maintaining a successful studio. Maintain a professional career as a performing artist. Serve on doctoral and master's committees, and participate in university and professional service appropriate to the rank.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree or equivalent experience required. Significant professional experience and demonstrated artistry. Strong commitment to teaching and the recruitment of outstanding students.
  • Contact Info: For technical assistance in applying for this position, please contact Stephanie Kemp at skemp@fsu.edu, or (850) 644-0415. All other inquiries, please contact Erica Francis at efrancis@fsu.edu.
  • Anticipated Salary Range: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary competitive.
  • How To Apply; If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. In addition, please upload a single document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (phone and email) for at least four references. Applicants should also upload an audio or video recording with representative samples of their performing from the past five years. Go to https://music-fsu.us.myreviewroom.com, create a new user profile, and follow the prompts to imbed YouTube videos and/or upload audio or video files directly.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.
  • To fill the position of the late Joel Hastings...wonderful pianist and human. RIP.
  • 12/10 - 12/15: References called, and phone interview. x2
  • On-campus interview scheduled
  • Finalists in late February

Frostburg State University: Lecturer of Music - Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 11 January 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 201700278
  • Position Title: Lecturer of Music - Collaborative Pianist
  • Department: Music
  • Tenure Track: No
  • Initial Term of Appointment: Fall 2017
  • Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Short Description: Frostburg State University, Department of Music, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track contractual Collaborative Pianist position at the rank of Lecturer to begin Fall 2017. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Description of Ongoing/New Duties: Accompany the following ensembles: University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Accompany individual students for department scholarship auditions and department honors recital auditions. Faculty members at FSU are expected to actively participate in the University’s student-learning-assessment program. Duties may include service to the Department, College, and community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MM degree in piano or collaborative piano, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Evidence of professional activity as a collaborative pianist or chamber musician. Ability to play, at sight, keyboard accompaniments from various periods and genres of music and read open vocal score and manuscript score. Must be able to learn new music quickly, as well as demonstrate good sight-reading and leadership skills. Application materials submitted must provide a sample video performance or audio recording (file or link).
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA degree in piano or collaborative piano.
  • Open Date: 11/28/2016
  • Close Date: 01/11/2017

- any updates??

Fullerton College: Music/Piano Instructor (Jazz/Classical Piano) (Deadline: 03 February 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Music/Piano Instructor
  • Percentage of Employment: 100%
  • Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year
  • Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track
  • Job Description: Teach classical and jazz music courses including, but not limited to, the following: beginning, intermediate, advanced class piano, jazz piano, general education music classes and applied classical and jazz piano and piano ensemble. Coordinate an applied piano program. Perform in the faculty jazz quintet. Assist in coordinating and facilitating the Annual Piano Ensemble Festival. Recruit classical and jazz piano students. Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success. Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle. Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings. Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner. Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties. Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions. Work cooperatively with staff and students.
  • Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in music OR Bachelor’s in music AND Master’s in humanities OR The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Evidence of successful piano teaching experience in group and private settings. Evidence of pedagogical understanding of class piano and piano teaching/learning techniques. Active performer in the area of classical and jazz piano. Knowledge of electronic keyboard systems. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully in a team environment. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Salary Range: $62,028 - $93,909 Annually
  • Open Date: 12/15/2016
  • Close Date: 02/03/2017

Fullerton College: Piano Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Piano Accompanist
  • Position Number: FCC867
  • Location: Fullerton College
  • Department: FC Fine Arts
  • Percentage of Employment: 100%
  • Months of Employment: 9 Months/Year
  • Primary Purpose: This position is responsible for assisting faculty by working with and coaching students, and providing piano accompaniment in rehearsals and performances.
  • Job Description: Sight reads, improvises and composes music as necessary; transposes music from one key to another as required. Performs written accompaniments of assigned repertoire with appropriate attention to stylistic intent; develops performance-level musical presentations. Provides accompaniment at rehearsals; assists choir members in learning the assigned music with melodic and rhythmic accuracy. Coaches vocal students in individual sessions; coaches students in proper interpretation of music; assists students with the proper pronunciation of foreign languages used in songs including Italian, German and French. Coaches students in the proper singing performance; creates vocal exercises to assist students to improve performance; assists in the selection of appropriate material for students. Accompanies voice classes; plays warm up exercises under direction of instructor; supports students with accompaniments which enhance their performance. Accompanies soloists and choirs at day and evening public performances throughout the year. Maintains schedules of private coaching sessions and other rehearsals and performances as required; prepares repertoires for rehearsals and performance. Oversees and coordinates the proper tuning and maintenance of the pianos. Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of piano performance and accompaniment techniques. Knowledge of theory and principles of proper vocal production. Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of vocal coaching. Knowledge of principles and practices of sight reading..Knowledge of interpretation, phrasing and ornamentation appropriate to various musical styles. Knowledge of proper pronunciation of foreign languages used in song repertoire including Italian, German and French. Ability to provide piano accompaniment for vocal and instrumental individuals and ensembles. Ability to sight read music from many style periods or musical scores accurately and efficiently. Ability to transpose or improvise from a lead sheet. Ability to follow the conductor or soloist. Ability to provide vocal coaching to students to assist them in learning, interpreting and performing assigned music. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Ability to meet schedules and time lines. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in Music. Extensive knowledge, experience and training as a choral, vocal or instrumental accompanist. Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Salary Range: $4,915 - $5,961 per Month
  • Open Date: 11/30/2016
  • Close Date: 12/15/2016

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano - Instrumental) (Deadline: 30 December 2016)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Collaborative Piano (Instrumental)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Position Summary: The IU JSoM seeks a candidate for a two-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar position as collaborative pianist/coach with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (strings, woodwinds, brass ) for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Duties of the position will be flexible, but will include performing with students, faculty and guest artists, and coaching instrumental repertoire with individual students and with assigned student pianists and their instrumental partners. Resident Scholars will help coordinate, organize and coach repertoire-based projects each semester, involving piano performance majors, collaborative piano majors and students from varied instrumental studios, culminating in public performances. Resident Scholars will be part of the new Chamber and Collaborative Music Department at the Jacobs School and will be an important part of the development of this new initiative.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have exceptional experience in collaborative activity, both as performer and coach. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than May 31, 2017, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight reading, ability to coach pianists and instrumentalists, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills. A substantial repertoire background in string collaboration is desirable, but the position will involve collaboration with and coaching of a variety of instruments.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application. If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 12/30/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2017

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano - Vocal) (Deadline: 02 December 2016)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Jacobs School of Music (Collaborative Piano Vocal)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music
  • Position Summary: The IU Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist with experience in a broad range of vocal repertoire for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Duties will be flexible, depending on the interests and areas of expertise of the candidate, but will include individual and duo coaching of both recital and operatic repertoire, preparing and performing with students, and coordinating projects with visiting artists. Residents may teach a course in song literature during each semester of their appointment. Personal projects generated by the Resident will result in public performances by the participants. Residents will be part of the Chamber and Collaborative Music Department at the Jacobs School. The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than May 31, 2017, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. Candidates should possess comprehensive knowledge of lyric diction and be proficient in basic Italian, German and French. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists and singers, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. A message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers upon the submission of your application.
  • If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Bettina K. Poulsen at (812) 855-5541 or bpoulsen@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 12/02/2016
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2017

Indiana University South Bend: Martin Endowed Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 April 2017)Edit

  • Title: Martin Endowed Professor of Piano (Professor of Practice)
  • Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Department: IU South Bend Music
  • Position Summary: Indiana University South Bend commences a search for the Martin Endowed Professor of Piano in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts.
  • The Professorship will be a three-year, non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal and will be guided by the Indiana University policy as a Professor of Practice (http://www.iu.edu/~ufc/docs/policies/ProfessorofPractice.pdf).
  • A candidate should be a high profile performer demonstrated by either their (1) engagement as a soloist with symphonies, (2) performance as a solo recitalist, (3) performances with chamber ensembles, (4) accompanist for major artists, and/or other attributes.
  • The duties of the Martin Endowed Professor will be:
To recruit and maintain an active teaching studio
Perform locally;
Provide local master classes; and,
Continue a schedule of national and international touring balanced with substantial presence on the IU South Bend campus and in South Bend area.
  • The search will commence immediately with an appointment to begin the fall of 2018. Selected candidates will be named Artists in Residence as part of The Martin Family Fellowship Piano Residencies during this period. A residency will be for one week.
  • During the residency the candidates will complete the following:
Offer masterclasses to current and potential piano students;
Perform a public recital;
Provide a symposium on accompanying, career development, chamber music, and pedagogy on the campus to students and the general public;
Work with other ensembles where appropriate (Jazz, dance, musical theater, new and electronic music); and,
Give a presentation at the Music Student’s Friday Convocation.
  • Each Artist-in-Residence will meet with the music faculty, senior administration, and community members. A stipend will be paid for each residency along with travel and housing.
  • Residencies will commence in the fall of 2017 and continue through the spring of 2018.
  • Basic Qualifications: Candidates should be an experienced teacher as demonstrated by:
University appointments;
Experience with public masterclasses;
Record of student achievement; and,
Acknowledgement of pedagogical methods.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Search Committee Chair, Dean Marvin Curtis (Dean, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts) at mvcurtis@iusb.edu.
  • Special Instructions: at CV attach a PERFORMANCE RESUME, at URL attach a list of links to performances, at VIDEO attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER2 attach a video of a performance (optional), at OTHER3 attach any other documentation you feel would be of benefit to your application
  • For Best Consideration Date: 04/01/2017
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • Moderator note: posted on HigherEdJobs.com on 2/8/17.

Johnson State College: Assistant Professor, Fine & Performing Arts (Music Theory/Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • Locations: Johnson, VT
  • Posted: Nov 28, '16
  • Type: FT Tenure Track
  • Job Description: Faculty Federation, Full-time, Tenure Track
  • The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Johnson State College seeks a full-time faculty member in the Music area, to teach and refine curriculum for Music Theory, Sight-singing and Ear Training, and keyboard harmony courses, to accompany choral ensembles, and teach applied lessons as needed. A theory pedagogue with strong skills as performing collaborative pianist is preferred. Initial review of applications will occur February 1st and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin in August, 2017.
  • Requirements: The successful candidate must possess at least a Master's degree; a doctorate is preferred. Experience in music theory pedagogy and curricular development is helpful. A skilled collaborative pianist is preferred. He/she should show evidence of skills in leadership, collaboration, problem solving, and experience in student recruitment. A commitment to diversity and inclusive practices is also expected, as is participation in the college-wide commitment to early and ongoing student success.
  • Application Instructions: Apply on line at www.jsc.edu/jobs. Click Apply Now and follow the on-screen instructions. In addition to completing the JSC application, you will need to upload a letter of intent outlining your qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, your curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference. For best results, all documents should be in PDF format. In addition to the materials above, which must be submitted online, please send a CD or DVD of piano performance to Johnson State College, Music Department, 337 College Hill, Johnson, VT, 05656.
  • Should you experience difficulty with the online application process, please click on the Contact our Help Desk link and a technical representative will respond to your request.
  • Please note that only applications received via this online system will be considered.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.
  • (2/9) Request for Skype interview

Kansas State University: Instructor of Piano (full-time) (Deadline: 02 January 2017)Edit

  • General Description of Position: Teach undergraduate class piano to music majors, applied piano and supervise piano pedagogy graduate students. Additional duties may be assigned as required.
  • Job Description: Instructor of Piano
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: An earned Master's degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a pdf containing a letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information of at least three references; college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts will be requested at a later date); and links to files of representative recordings. Please send any questions to Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, Chair, Piano Search Committee, slawomir@ksu.edu.
  • Start date is August 13, 2017
  • Screening of Applications Begins: January 2, 2017
  • Salary Range / Pay Rate: 25,000-35,000/yr

Seriously? This salary must be a mistake...

  • 12/17 What do you expect at an Instructor rank? It's double the most generous graduate teaching assistant salary, living in small college town Kansas where it will go a lot further than most urban areas. 
  • Plentiful desperate, overqualified pianists + not enough demand for their services = terrible salaries.  Simple economics.
  • It's sad that they prefer a Doctorate degree for that kind of wage. That's below public school teacher salary averages...auto-mechanics make more than this, and working on cars would probably be far less stressful...
  • This salary is a disgrace, instructor level or not. They would even pay anyone in University administration more than this, such as the school's secretary. When you think of the qualifications and experience needed for a job like this, it's just unsustainable and Universities like this are making it worse...Something has to change in the academic "industry".....sigh

Keene State College: Assistant Professor - Piano / Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 21 October 2016)Edit

  • The Music Department at Keene State College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017. We seek a distinguished performer and teacher of piano with a demonstrated record of classroom and studio teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Primary responsibilities include the coordination of all aspects of the Music Department’s keyboard curriculum including applied study, collaborative piano, piano proficiency exams, class piano, inventories and maintenance, and end-of-semester juries. The candidate will serve as collaborative pianist and style coach, and must therefore display artistic achievement in piano performance, collaborative piano, and pedagogy, with skill and interest in vocal and chamber music coaching. Additional keyboard skills (e.g. harpsichord, organ) are desirable. The position includes various departmental co-curricular and service duties, including academic advising, entrance auditions, active recruiting for the department, coordination of staff collaborative pianist assignments, recital juries, and departmental committees. Other responsibilities include participating in campus-wide committees, maintaining an active record of performance and scholarship, and mentoring undergraduate research/creative activity.
  • Faculty positions include teaching 12 credits per semester, academic advising, scholarly/professional activity (including performance), and committee service. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the College’s Integrative Studies Program. For more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/. Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
  • Additional Job Information: Applicants should be prepared to provide the contact information for three professional references and upload the following documents when applying online:
Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Three (3) letters of current reference, one of which must address teaching
  • Please do not send recordings at this time. Semi-finalists will be expected to submit a sample of their work and a repertoire list of both solo and collaborative material.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by October 21, 2016.
  • Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0016FY17
  • Acceptable Minimum Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (DMA, DM, PhD, or equivalent) is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching at the collegiate level Artistic achievement in solo and/or collaborative piano performance. Skill and interest in collaborative piano duties.
  • Salary Information: Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and was at $66,800 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. Salary is complemented by a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
  • 9/20 Internal candidate
  • Confirmed internal candidate? Should I not bother finishing my application?
  • 10/4 Always apply! "Internal candidate" is never a guarantee - the committee knows an internal candidate's strengths, but they also know their weaknesses.
  • 11/1. References being contacted
  • 11/7. Rejection E-mail.
  • 12/29. Any updates? Has anyone been contacted regarding further materials or interviews?
  • Nothing but crickets here.
  • 1/10 Rejection email.  I think.  It came from HR at usnh.edu (University System of New Hampshire) and did not include the name of a human. x3

Kennesaw State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Coordinator of Piano Studies) (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - TBD
  • Area of Specialty-Discipline: Music (Piano)
  • Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Coordinator of Piano Studies
  • Position Status: Regular Faculty
  • Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
  • Terms of Employment: 9-Month
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Date Position Available: 08/07/2017
  • Position Qualifications - Responsibilities: The School of Music at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano, and Coordinator of Piano Studies. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate applied piano, piano pedagogy, piano literature, chamber music, and supervise/teach in the class piano program. This person will perform solo and chamber music concerts, recruit and retain high-quality piano students, and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. Meaningful service at the departmental, college, and university levels is expected. Participation in professional organizations is recognized as a valuable aspect of academic citizenship.
  • Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): An earned masters degree in piano, the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required, but a DMA or its equivalent is ideal. A proven record of successful studio teaching at the university-level is also required.
  • Application Deadline Date: 11/15/2016
  • Questions About Position Opening: For information about this position, please contact: Dr. Benjamin Wadsworth, School of Music, bwadswo2@kennesaw.edu
  • Application Instructions: Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2016. Candidates should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae including contact information for five professional references, a current video recording of a recent performance (web-based preferred), a current video recording of their teaching (web-based preferred), three current letters of recommendation, and unofficial college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required for hiring purposes.)
  • 11/30 Skype interview schedules.
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • 1/4 rejection email for a job I didn't apply for
  • LOL How did they have your contact information if you didn't apply for the job?
  • I applied for this job, but the email thanked me for applying for a completely different job.
  • Ah, now I get another rejection for the correct position I will not be getting.
    • They must really, really not want you.
  • I'm getting the hint (backs away slowly). All good. Interviews elsewhere.
  • Had a pretty fun interview, aside from two things: there's a heavily-favored internal candidate and the administration went into great detail on how they deny people tenure and can issue non-renewals whenever they please (always nice to talk about divorce on the first date). Other than that, there were ~120 applicants and 4 finalists, so you basically have a 3% chance of getting a campus interview even before they start going through the CVs and cutting down the pool based on work experience, education, performance history, etc. Atlanta seems like a nice place to live, but this one appears to have been wrapped up a long time ago. Word.
  • Who is the internal candidate?

Lee University: Artist Faculty of Piano (Deadline: 30 November 2016)Edit

  • Artist Faculty of Piano
  • The Lee University School of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Music Performance Studies, starting August 2017. We seek an accomplished artist and dynamic studio teacher who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.
  • A doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants with international recognition as a performing pianist and who demonstrate interest in and potential to recruit talented students to study piano at Lee University. In addition to teaching a studio of undergraduate and graduate pianists, the position may include classroom teaching in a related area, dependent on the candidate's qualifications. Advising students as assigned, university and community service, reporting to Department Chair, and working cooperatively with departmental faculty in complementing current departmental strengths are corollary responsibilities.
  • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
  • To help us evaluate their potential role as a member of the Lee University faculty, applicants should forward the following via email to Dr. Doug Warner (dwarner@leeuniversity.edu) Chair, Department of Music Performance Studies:
(1) a cover letter of intent,
(2) a scanned copy of their completed faculty application (available at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/human-resources/faculty-application%281%29.pdf)
(3) a current curriculum vita,
(4) a statement of Christian faith regarding their religious conversion and Christian commitment,
(5) a statement concerning how they will integrate faith into their subject matter, and
(6) contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly, please do not include then with application materials.
  • Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.

Lone Star College-Montgomery: Music Faculty (Deadline: None listed, posted 10 February 2017)Edit

  • Lone Star College-University Park
  • Faculty, Music (#20305) MC
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate for this position will possess the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality instruction in academic music courses. Preference shall be given to candidates who are keyboard specialists with experience in higher education and demonstrated ability as an accompanist. This position will assist academic leadership in maintaining instructional quality within the music program.
  • It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
  • Fall 2017 Start Date
  • Job Functions
  • 1.Primary responsibility is to teach academic music courses, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature.
  • 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines.
  • 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course.
  • 6.Submits required college reports and forms.
  • 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  • 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean.
  • 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Music or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Lone Star College-University Park: Music Faculty (Deadline: None listed, posted 20 December 2016)Edit

  • Lone Star College-University Park
  • Faculty, Music (#20207) UP
  • Position Summary: The successful candidate for this position will possess the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality instruction in academic music courses. Preference shall be given to candidates who are keyboard specialists with experience in higher education and demonstrated ability as an accompanist. This position will assist academic leadership in maintaining instructional quality within the music program.
  • It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
  • Fall 2017 Start Date
  • Job Functions
  • 1.Primary responsibility is to teach academic music courses, including, but not limited to, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Aural Theory, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano, and Music Literature.
  • 2.Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • 3.Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines.
  • 4.Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • 5.Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course.
  • 6.Submits required college reports and forms.
  • 7.Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • 8.Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  • 9.Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • 10.Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean.
  • 11.Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Music or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in music
  • Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Louisiana State University: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 11 November 2016)Edit

  • Job Posting Title: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano (Tenure-Track)
  • Position Type: Faculty
  • Department: LSUAM College of Music and Dramatic Arts
  • Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge
  • The School of Music at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Collaborative Piano to begin Fall 2017.
  • This appointment will be full-time (nine month), and will contribute to the College of Music and Dramatic Arts' mission to offer a comprehensive music program. This position will teach at both undergraduate and graduate level, administrate the collaborative piano program, and contribute to the Keyboard Area as needed. Duties will include teaching and coaching undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with faculty and guest artists as part of their research and creative activity, and recruiting high quality students into the collaborative piano program.
  • Required Qualifications: The LSU School of Music seeks an artist/teacher of collaborative piano. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Desired Qualifications: Candidates with additional research interests and diverse performance expertise are especially encouraged to apply. D.M.A. and/or exceptional professional experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin on November 11, 2016 and will continue until a candidate is selected. For questions in regard to this position, please contact the committee chair Gregory Sioles: gsioles@lsu.edu.
  • Special Instructions: To Apply: Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, a list of references, a repertoire sheet of vocal and instrumental works, and a variety of recent, live, unedited recordings. A video of recent college-level teaching may be requested at a later date. Sound (mp3) and video recordings may be submitted by emailing Dropbox (audio) or You Tube (video) links to the search committee chairman.
  • Posting Date: October 12, 2016
  • The online application does not include a place to submit the letter of interest, list of references, or rep sheet. Should these be sent to the search committee chair?
  • Any updates on this search?

Millersville University: Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies (Deadline: 28 October 2016)Edit

  • We are seeking an artist/teacher who will excel in the position Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies within a creative, supportive, and innovative music department. Expectations include development and teaching of courses via distance education (online). Teaching assignments may include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching – The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours
Teach Class Piano I, II, and III
Teach applied piano to BSE-Music Education, BA-Music Business Technology students and minors
Teach applied piano to BA-Performance students
Additional duties could include teaching of other courses related to the needs of the department and candidate’s area of expertise
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.)
Teach other courses based on the needs of the students and candidate’s area of expertise
  • Advising:
Hold a minimum of 5 office hours per week on no fewer than 3 days per week
Serve as advisor for approximately 30 music majors and minors
Mentor BA Students in Performance
Faculty advisor to Music Performance Association.
  • CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:
Perform at the regional and national (and ideally, international) level
Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis within music and related areas
Engage in scholarly activity (publication, performance, musical composition, engagement in experimental programs, etc.) and make the results available for critical peer review
  • SERVICE: Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.
  • Service to the department and the university is expected in the form of such areas as:
Participate in departmental recruitment activities
Participate in continuing curriculum development
Participate in governance of the department and the university
Coach student activities such as chamber ensembles and student recitals
Provide a leadership role in the recruitment of piano students
  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations include development and teaching of courses via distance education (online). Teaching assignments may include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • Required Qualifications: ABD – DMA or Ph.D in Piano Performance. An official transcript showing doctorate conferred must be received by the Provost’s Office by the date of appointment.
  • Evidence of successful
Performance in solo piano
Performance in chamber music
Studio teaching
Knowledge of piano pedagogy
Ability to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face to face classroom delivery and/or web enhanced or web-based formats
Evidence of ability to teach diverse student populations
Successful interview and teaching demonstration and 3 successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
A recording may be requested at a later date.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
DMA or Ph.D in Piano Performance, Cognate in: Chamber music or Piano pedagogy
Demonstrated success in recruiting piano students
Breadth of experience in stage performance
Demonstrated knowledge of the Kodály Concept of Music applied to class piano
Knowledge and experience with Yamaha Disklavier DCFX
Knowledge of technology applied to teaching class piano and studio lessons
Demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in music (which could include, but is not limited to Music & Culture, Popular Music, and West African Drum and Dance)
Interest and ability to teach in distance learning formats
  • Full Consideration Date: 10/28/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete a faculty application and upload a cover letter, vitae and copies of your graduate and undergraduate transcripts. You will also be required to provide the names, address, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, who will be asked to upload letters of reference directly to a confidential website. Recordings may be requested at a later date.
  • Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. After the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials.
  • Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the September 28, 2016, vacancy notice.

Mississippi State University: Assistant Clinical Professor (Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: None listed, posted 11 November 2016)Edit

  • Job no: 494067
  • Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
  • Department: 052700 - Department of Music
  • Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
  • Categories: Faculty
  • Position Open Date: 11 Nov 2016
  • Area of Specialization: Collaborative Piano
  • Anticipated Appointment Date: August 16, 2017
  • Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborative Piano responsibilities for 20 hours per week
Provide rehearsal, performance, teaching and coaching accompaniment for vocal and instrumental students at lessons, rehearsals, recitals, juries, recordings and presentations, plus collaboration with faculty and guest artists at recitals
Secondary teaching responsibilities possible in undergraduate music theory
Participate in university, college, and departmental committees, service and recruiting activities
Criteria for promotion include teaching and professional and public service
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Completed doctorate or equivalent professional experience in piano or collaborative piano is required at the time of the appointment
Successful experience in accompanying undergraduate students and faculty musicians in variety of venues and events
  • ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): Yes
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of academic and community settings
Academic and professional characteristics consistent with the teaching and service missions of the University, College, and the Department of Music
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Instructions for Applying: Applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and CV/resume.

Missouri State University: Assistant Professor (Artist-Teacher) of Piano (Deadline: 16 December 2016)Edit

  • Position Title: Assistant Professor (Artist-Teacher of Piano)-9 month appointment
  • Work Location: Springfield Campus
  • Department: Music
  • Faculty Appointment Type: Tenure Track
  • Term (if applicable): 9 month
  • Begin Date of Appointment: 08/14/2017
  • Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
  • Description of Primary Duties: Asst. Prof. of Music, Artist-Teacher of Piano, will teach applied piano, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and supervise/teach in the class piano program. They will also engage in recruitment for the music program, collaborate with colleagues to perform concerts, and strongly recruit for piano programs.
  • Additional Qualifications: An earned DMA or equivalent degree at the time of hire, and a proven record of successful studio teaching at the university level.
  • Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
  • Open Date: 10/31/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: First date of consideration will be 12-16-16, and continue until the search is completed.
  • Include application letter, CV, video(s) of recent performances AND teaching, complete information for five references, three current letters of recommendation, and unofficial college transcripts.
  • Video web links can be uploaded utilizing the online media presentation during the online application process or applicants may submit a DVD to the Music Department.
  • 1/24: Phone interview
  • Campus interview scheduled

Oberlin Conservatory: Faculty Vacancy in Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted 21 September 2016)Edit

  • The Oberlin Conservatory of Music invites applications for a continuing full-time tenure-track position in the Piano Department, beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach a studio of undergraduate pianists, with the possibility of teaching Artist-Diploma students in the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy and some chamber music coaching. Active participation is expected in recruiting, as well as in departmental hearings, juries, auditions, and meetings.
  • Qualifications: We seek an Artist-Teacher with an established national/international reputation and a proven record of successful teaching and performance, and who shares Oberlin’s commitment to the highest standards in undergraduate musical training. An advanced degree in piano is desired but not necessary if an applicant has outstanding professional recognition.
  • Compensation: The appointment is to be filled at a rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Ohio University: Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 26 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
  • Applications Accepted From: Open to the Public
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please complete and submit the online quick application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, resume and list of references with current contact information, including email addresses.
  • Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 26, 2016.
  • This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 5 - Sick Leave; Holidays Paid; Retirement
  • Posting Number: 2016322F
  • Job Description: The Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano will teach courses in collaborative piano to graduate and undergraduate students as well as coach students in individual and group settings.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in collaborative piano, piano performance, or related field.
  • Job Open Date: 11/30/2016
  • Posting Close Date: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 26, 2016.
  • Employment Type: Part-Time Term
  • Job Category: Faculty - Adjunct Semester (Group III)
  • Months: 9
  • Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Christopher Hayes

Pacific Lutheran University: Assistant Professor of Music-Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Music – Piano, beginning September 1, 2017.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach a four-semester sequence of functional keyboarding classes, an essential component of the core program for all music majors and minors; provide leadership for the keyboard skills sequence.
Oversee the accompanying program, working with piano majors to support the accompanist needs in various applied studios.
Teach private piano lessons and chamber music at the undergraduate level.
Perform regularly on campus; specifically in collaboration with colleagues.
Actively recruit piano students and participate in department recruiting activities (e.g. department scholarship auditions); develop strong relationships with area private instructors; participate in applicable local, regional and national teacher/performer organizations.
Share advising responsibilities for majors in performance, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Musical Arts programs.
Participate in School of Arts and Communication and Department of Music faculty activities.
Other duties/teaching as assigned based on the appointee’s strengths and department’s needs.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of current trends and teaching techniques in class piano, piano performance, and related areas.
  • Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, or Collaborative Piano. ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed by September 1, 2017. Master’s degree plus justifiable professional experience and recognition may substitute for the terminal degree.
Demonstrated competence in teaching courses in class piano, piano performance, and collaborative piano.
Evidence of active scholarly or comparable artistic activity.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, or Collaborative Piano.
Demonstrated collaborative skill working with diverse faculty, staff and student populations.
Prior teaching experience at the college level.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three references by clicking on the “Apply” button above. Documents should address specifically an interest in, and qualifications for, the job responsibilities listed above. No recordings, videos, syllabi, or course evaluations at this time.
  • For questions or more information, please contact Brian Galante, Search Chair, at galante@plu.edu.
  • Posting Date: 08/12/2016
  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • 10/28 Seems like there is a vacancy in piano every few years here. Anyone know why that is?
  • 10/29 Looking at the past 4 years of the wiki, I don't see any other piano postings from this school. There were postings at Seattle Pacific University and Azusa Pacific University though - similar names. But maybe you're thinking even further back? 
  • 11/14 They had a search to replace a retiring professor. The person chosen turned down the position finally, so another search was held the next year. This particular search is to add a tenure-track piano position to the faculty.
  • 11/18: Rejection email received.
  • 11/18  Request for additional materials along with hardball statement that rank and salary are non-negotiable and candidates should drop out now if they don't like it.
  • 11/19: Not only that, but the fact that they ask for an HOUR of teaching demonstration videos (30 minutes applied and 30 minutes class piano, plus a statement on class piano teaching philosophies and syllabi) and only 15 minutes of solo/collab recordings more or less tells you about the priorities of this position and your place in the department.
  • 11/20. So,are you planning to carry on in the search? :o
  • I respect them for providing clarity on the nature of the position and the type of candidate they want.  Small colleges are plagued with piano faculty who only want to use their positions as platforms to further their own concert careers, and who will jump ship at the earliest sign of a better position.
  • Nice conjecture. I sent them an email after their first contact with some supplemental questions about their (absurd) request for additional materials and received a hostile reply from the search chair, who outright refused to address any of my concerns and encouraged me to withdraw my application. I politely told them to FO. There's nothing to respect about this horrible school, it sounds like an absolutely awful place to work, even for a religious college (and I know you can empathize with that).
  • 12/9 The materials they asked for are rather daunting to put together unless one is already committed and experienced in the area of class piano, functional keyboard, etc. Pretty sure that was the idea.
  • 1/11 rejection email.

Perimeter College at Georgia State University: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty, Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 17 February 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: 0001465
  • Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty, Music (Piano)
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Perimeter College at Georgia State University seeks an accomplished educator and artist in classical piano for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in music. The successful candidate will collaborate with fine arts colleagues to create a rigorous and dynamic learning environment that prepares a diverse student population for further collegiate education and careers in music.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of applied piano for majors, minors and secondaries and the group piano sequence for music majors. Other teaching assignments will be based on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the music program, such as the beginning non-major piano course, concert attendance, music appreciation, or music theory. The successful candidate will maintain a regional profile through performance and/or research, will recruit quality piano majors to the music program, and will maintain professional relationships with piano faculty at the Georgia State University School of Music and other four year colleges and universities in the region. Duties will also include coordination with the part-time piano faculty, advisement of music students, and service on college and university committees. This a full-time, tenure track position.
  • Experience: Prior teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level, desired.
  • Education: Completed doctorate in piano preferred; ABD with specific completion date will be considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Successful college teaching experience and a high level of performance ability expected. Ability to recruit students is essential. Experience in jazz or CCM styles is welcome but not required.
  • Posting Date: 02-17-2017
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Salary: $35,432 - $50,082 (10 month Salary Range)
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Qualified Applicants must submit the following application materials to be considered:
Letter of intent, summarizing your experience and qualifications for the position
Curriculum vitae
Three professional reference letters
Official transcripts of all degrees completed
  • The position is posted as, "Open Until Filled." Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • A Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation is required for foreign graduate degrees.
  • Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, to Greg McLean, gmclean@gsu.edu, Department of Arts & Humanities.


Piedmont College: Assistant Professor in Music (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 17 December 2016)Edit

  • School of Arts and Science – Music Faculty Vacancy
  • Music Position: Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Music, to begin on August 1, 2017. A Master's degree in Organ or Piano (or equivalent) is required, DMA or ABD candidates preferred. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in organ teaching and performing, experience in teaching college-level music theory and aural skills, and proven success in teaching group piano classes for music majors. Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned within the department as needed. Additional duties include working collaboratively with the music faculty in the development of curriculum, active recruiting of keyboard majors, and committee work within the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of transcripts; and names, phone numbers, and email address of three references electronically to: hrapplicant@piedmont.edu . Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Piedmont College is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Veterans, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Anyone heard anything about this search? (1/24/17)

Reinhardt University: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 30 January 2017)Edit

  • Reinhardt University seeks an Assistant Professor of Music (piano), tenure-track to start August, 2017.
  • Primary responsibilities: teach applied piano to university piano majors; cultivate professional relationships with local and regional piano teachers; actively recruit new majors; teach courses in keyboard lit, musicianship, and ensemble lit; coordinate collaborative pianists among piano majors.
  • Other responsibilities: regular solo and collaborative performances on campus; promote Reinhardt as a thriving artistic community through outreach performances and masterclasses throughout the state, region, and nation; arrange visiting artists to perform and conduct master classes at Reinhardt; maintain active presence in local Music Teachers Associations, Georgia Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and/or other professional music associations; review and revise curriculum.
  • Possible responsibilities: depending on size of applied studio, additional classes may be assigned to fill out the faculty load depending on qualifications and credentials; other duties as assigned by the dean.
  • Qualifications: DMA in Piano Performance (ABD considered); clear pedagogical philosophy encompassing diagnosis and development of healthy technique; professional technique for standard piano repertoire; knowledge of standard solo repertoire from Intermediate to Advanced levels; knowledge of standard chamber music with piano.
  • Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to: jobs@reinhardt.edu with subject line “Assistant Professor of Music­­­­­­­­,” or via U.S. Mail to:
Reinhardt University
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Assistant Professor of Music
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183
  • Position will remain open until filled.

Savannah State University: Instructor - Music (Keyboard and Music Technology) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 9/20/16)Edit

  • The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities & Wellness at Savannah State University seeks a full-time instructor of Keyboard & Music Technology qualified to teach music appreciation, keyboard, music theory, ensemble, applied lessons, and music technology courses. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Minimum Qualifications; Master’s degree in Music or related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Music; 18 credit hours in Keyboard preferred. Two years college level teaching experience in theory, music appreciation and class keyboard. Background and/or credit check may be required.
  • Complete application online https://jobs.savannahstate.edu; submit letter of application, current vitae, official transcripts, and name, address, telephone number and email address of three references to Music Instructor search, Fine Arts, Humanities, Wellness Chair; Savannah State University, Box 20034, Savannah, GA 31404
  • Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University: Music – Instructor/Applied Piano/Class Piano (Deadline: 22 February 2017)Edit

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position for Applied Piano/Class Piano instruction. Candidates must hold an earned Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Applied Piano Studies or Piano Pedagogy, or ABD with date certain for completion by start of appointment (August 1st, 2017). A minimum of one year teaching experience at the College/University level is required. Graduate teaching Assistantships do apply towards this minimum.
  • Applicants must also have a proven ability to teach applied music to students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, in addition to solo performance or collaborative piano experience. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty members in building applied piano numbers and maintaining a high standard of excellence in the training of music students in keyboard studies. Preference will be given to candidates with prior class piano experience and Piano Pedagogy specific training. Public School teaching experience is required.
  • Essential duties and responsibilities include: Teach applied music in piano studies; Teach courses as needed related to piano studies ranging from Elementary to Advanced Piano classes. Assist as needed with collaborative piano assignments; assist with recruitment of piano students; serve on departmental committees and attend faculty meetings.
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check.
  • Review of applications begins February 22, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. To apply send a completed Faculty Application, Letter of Application, current Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and links to recordings/teaching videos to:
Human Resources, Administration Building 309
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701
  • Or email to jmoore@se.edu

Southern Arkansas University: Staff Accompanist (full-time, begins January 2017) (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Staff Accompanist (9 Month)
  • Southern Arkansas University is seeking a Staff Accompanist in the Performing Arts and Mass Communication Department beginning January 11, 2017.
  • Duties: Accompanist for musical theatre auditions, rehearsals and productions; accompany students during weekly vocal lessons and recitals; accompany students during musical theatre scholarship auditions and other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in music; preferably in accompanying. Ability to accompany a choir would be a plus. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and (3) three letters of recommendation to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. SAU is an AA/EOE and encourages applications from women and minorities.
  • Posted: October 25, 2016

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 20 January 2017)Edit

  • Faculty Position FY17-054
  • December 1, 2016
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Piano
  • Job Description/Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor serves as Director of Keyboard Studies. Primary duties include: recruiting for the keyboard area; teaching Applied Piano, Piano Ensemble, Piano Literature, Piano Practicum; coordinating student accompanists; performing actively as a soloist and/or collaborator on and off campus; performing as a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio; and teaching general education courses. The Assistant Professor of Piano may be assigned other duties in support of the department’s mission and goals.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree required. (If terminal degree is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at the rank of instructor.) Successful candidate will have strong credentials in both college-level teaching and performance.
  • Terms of Appointment: Full-time, tenure-track, academic year appointment beginning August 1, 2017.
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and credentials.
  • Application Process: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts, and three letters of reference (at least one should address teaching) to:
Dr. Huei Li Chin, Search Committee Chair
Department of Music
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1771
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1771
Phone: (618) 650-2089
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Southern Methodist University: Lecturer - Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: Either 01 November or 15 December 2016)Edit

  • The Division of Music invites applications and nominations for a Lecturer in piano pedagogy, non-tenure-track. The Department of Piano and Piano Pedagogy offers undergraduate and graduate level studies, including the master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy. We seek experienced candidates with a strong commitment to teaching pre-collegiate students and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the pedagogy practica and internship. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Beginning August 2017.
  • Qualifications: An earned master's degree in piano performance and/or piano pedagogy by August 2017 is required. Applicants with doctorates also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have had proven success in teaching pre-collegiate pianists of all ages and levels in private and group settings, strong performance skills, an interest in curricular development, expertise in a wide range of pedagogical and piano literature, and a strong knowledge of current pedagogical approaches. Candidates with previous experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses will be preferred. An interest and aptitude for the business and administrative aspects of the preparatory department will be a plus. The position will include supervision of graduate student-teachers, development of a pre-college studio within the piano preparatory department, possible occasional lecturing in courses in piano pedagogy, management of business aspects of the piano preparatory department.
  • Application Instructions: The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for application and digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials: apply.interfolio.com/38648. Please submit a letter of application highlighting qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates may submit websites, unlisted YouTube links (or comparable options), or send USB memory sticks that showcase samples of their work. If you have a need to mail any materials, those can be sent to: Dr. David Mancini, Post Office Box 750356, Dallas TX 75275.
  • Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by Oct. 31, 2016, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • N.B. The Chronicle Vitae post has a different deadline (December 15): https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000340475-01
  • 1/6: Request for additional materials (x2) 
  • Fyi - internal candidate

Stetson University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 01 November 2016)Edit

  • Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Piano)
  • The Stetson University School of Music seeks a vibrant, outstanding artist-teacher for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Music, Piano. The successful candidate will enhance the School of Music's high standards of excellence in academics and performance and prepare undergraduate students for continued placement in acclaimed graduate programs and successful professional careers.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence and outstanding teaching experience at the University level. The ideal candidate will have both national and international performance experience. Doctorate is highly desired; however, candidates with significant professional performance and teaching experience may be acceptable in lieu of the doctorate. We seek candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education and maintain a high-profile career as a performing artist.
  • Responsibilities: The position involves teaching undergraduate piano students (majors and minors) and conducting weekly studio classes; additional teaching responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths. This position requires the continuation and maintenance of an active artistic professional profile and it is expected that the faculty member will present solo recitals on campus and will collaborate in concert with members of the faculty. Responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring, and assisting students in developing professional goals beyond Stetson, as well as student recruitment and service within the University community.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to perform at the highest artistic levels. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and creative activity, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost.
  • Salary: Salary is competitive.
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2017
  • Application: Applicants should send a letter of application, detailed current vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate both a commitment to and leadership in the education of undergraduate students. Please do not send recordings at this time; recordings, a limited number of recent programs, and other materials will be requested at a later date.
  • Candidates are asked to submit all materials electronically as PDF documents via e-mail attachment to pianosearch@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
School of Music, Piano Search
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8399
DeLand, FL 32723
  • The review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus interview scheduled.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • The Department of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Music – Piano. Responsibilities include teaching and directing applied piano lessons, actively collaborating with faculty as a soloist or chamber musician, establishing working relationships with other university and community piano instructors, overseeing the curriculum of piano courses, and other duties as assigned by the music department. The successful applicant will be expected to teach additional undergraduate courses in music depending on his or her strengths and departmental needs, especially courses required of music majors. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team-oriented department. The candidate will be expected to engage in a wide range of creative or research activities, both on and off campus, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu
  • A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. An online link to both a solo and collaborative performance (between 30-60 minutes total),
4. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
5. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.
  • Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Courtney Noe, Administrative Assistant, 361-825-5523 or email courtney.noe@tamucc.edu.
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
  • Date of Appointment: August 15, 2017
  • Qualifications: A doctorate or ABD status in music by the time of appointment is required. Demonstrated success in directing college-level piano lessons and piano classes. Evidence of ability to be a successful teacher and congenial colleague is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining students is highly desired.
  • 11/30 Skype interview and teaching video requested.
    • FYI: this is a fake search.
    • Interesting.  You know this how?
    • Skype completed.  References contacted.
  • 1/2 Rejection email

Texas Woman's University: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 15 October 2016)Edit

  • Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus
  • Department: Music and Drama
  • Title: Assistant Professor of Music - Tenure-track
  • Job Code: 16AS-MU03
  • Date Closed: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, audio or video recordings of piano performances and video recordings of teaching (via internet link), and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number 16AS-MU03).
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will:
1. Teach applied lessons to piano majors and piano concentrations;
2. Teach class piano and functional piano;
3. Develop the piano pedagogy program and teach classes related to piano pedagogy;
4. Plan and organize events on campus and in the community, such as master classes, workshops, conferences, etc.;
5. Recruit and retain piano and piano pedagogy students;
6. Develop outreach programs for piano instructors in the DFW area;
7. Help create teaching opportunities for TWU pedagogy students;
8. Serve on department, college, and university committees; and
9. Actively participate in professional music organizations on the state and national levels.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Hold a PhD or DMA in Piano Pedagogy
2. Record of research in piano pedagogy;
3. Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom and studio teacher;
4. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain university students;
5. Evidence of successful and accomplished performing;
6. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment; and
7. Collegiate-level teaching experience preferred.

University of California, Los Angeles: Professor of Piano (Associate/Full) (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • The UCLA Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for a Professor of Piano position (Associate/Full). Duties include but are not limited to: teaching a studio of solo piano undergraduate and graduate students, coaching chamber music, and participating in the creation and teaching of graduate seminars, as well as overseeing doctoral dissertations; collaborating with instrumental, vocal, and composition faculty; and contributing to departmental/university service. Commitment to outreach, service, and diversity.
  • The Music Department seeks an individual with an internationally established piano teaching and performance profile, a complete knowledge of core solo and chamber piano repertoire, initiative in innovative projects and some experience in new music. The successful applicant will be a passionate, creative, and inspiring teacher, performing artist and colleague whose career demonstrates originality and enterprise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree in piano performance and five years of professional experience.
  • Preferred: DMA and at least five years of teaching experience in higher education, established performance profile, and discography focusing on the core piano repertoire, with additional experience in contemporary/newly commissioned piano works.
  • APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02654
  • Candidates should submit:
comprehensive curriculum vitae
a letter of interest with special attention to the role of the 21st century teacher/pianist in education and performance.
a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses issues critical to the mentoring of students and their development into young artists (maximum one page)
a list of online links to 30- 60 minutes of video recordings showing a full range of styles and best representing the applicant
a statement of the applicant’s involvement and/or leadership in the promotion of equity and diversity in an educational or performance setting (maximum one page)
names and contact information of five to six professional references. Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.
  • Application deadline: January 9, 2017

University of Central Oklahoma: Jazz Piano, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 06 February 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Jazz Piano, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer
  • Position Summary: Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students. Lecturer faculty perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.
  • Department Specific Essential Job Functions: Teach Applied Jazz Piano in individual and/or group settings. Teach Jazz Improvisation in individual applied and/or a group setting. Teach or assist in teaching Music Recording Pre and Post Production. Perform with Faculty Ensembles as needed. Pursue Scholarly and Creative Activities as desired. Serve on Faculty committees and participate in departmental activities as required.
  • Qualifications/Experience Required: An earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Master’s degree in Music (required). Terminal Degree or equivalent professional performance experiences (preferred).
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Desired Start Date: 08/07/2017
  • Job Category: Faculty Full-time
  • Eligible for Benefits: Yes
  • Job Open Date: 02/06/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Florida: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 31 January 2017)Edit

  • Classification Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
  • Job Description: Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate piano; develop and maintain an active performing career as a soloist and collaborative artist; coordinate piano area; direct annual summer International Piano Festival. Other duties may include teaching of piano literature, pedagogy, coordinating Secondary Piano Skills GTAs, or other areas of expertise, according to the candidate's experience.
  • Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Minimum Requirements: MM required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: DMA or equivalent terminal degree preferred. Previous teaching experience in higher education preferred. Significant experience in chamber music and/or collaborative arts preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) professional resume or CV. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/email of three references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2017 and continue until an applicant pool is established. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
  • Request for recordings (2/2/2017). x2
  • 2/24 Phone Interview scheduled

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 15 November 2016)Edit

  • Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: 2016_00221F
  • Working Title: Assistant Professor of Piano, tenure-track
  • Title Code: 55100
  • Department: HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Job Summary
Artist-teacher of piano responsible for instruction of students from undergraduate through doctoral levels
Teach solo and collaborative piano
Teach piano literature classes, including survey classes and in-depth topical graduate seminars
Coach chamber music
Assist in student recruitment
Productive career as a research/creative scholar and performer
Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate (degree conferred no later than July 1, 2017) or professional equivalent in piano performance, with advanced knowledge of piano literature; productive career as performer of solo and chamber literature and/or collaborative piano; experience in and ability to teach collaborative piano is preferred; demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic, holistic music program located in a city known for its music and arts culture.
  • Degree Level: Doctorate
  • Posting Date: 10/14/2016
  • Electronic submission of application materials should be received by November 15, 2016, and until the position is filled. Apply online at http://facultyjobsuga.edu/postings/1321, providing a cover letter, vita, three references, and an unofficial transcript. Please do not send recordings at this time. Candidates moving forward in the search will be asked to provide these materials at a later date. References will be solicited (by the School of Music) via the online application or from a third-party credentialing service like Interfolio. Optionally, candidates can upload these letters into the application system.
  • Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Edith Hollander, somadmin@uga.edu; questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Martha Thomas, mlthomas@uga.edu, phone 706-542-3737.
  • Is this position for Liza?
  • Definitely sounds like an internal hire for their visiting asst prof. Anyone with any info on this?
  • on campus interviews in progress

University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 04 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano
  • Work Location: Lexington, KY
  • Type of Position: Faculty
  • Position Time Status: Full-Time
  • Required Education: Applicants must have a completed doctorate or equivalent professional experience.
  • Required Related Experience: Applicants must have a proven record of successful and creative teaching, and a demonstrated professional profile commensurate with a tenure-track position in solo and collaborative piano performance.
  • Job Summary: The University of Kentucky School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank in piano. Primary duties include: teaching private lessons in piano performance and collaborative piano on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, teach related curricula, actively recruit and retain a studio of talented piano majors, and provide accompanying and chamber music coaching.
  • This position will also be responsible for: coordinating piano accompanying assignments; perform in concerts/recitals, engaging in masterclasses, recordings, publications, workshops, clinics, adjudications. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure include research/creative performance as well as participation in recital juries, institutional committees, and professional and public service.
  • Applicants should include the following along with application:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (including repertoire performed)
Academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
Statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
Representative performance recordings (solo and collaborative-upload under Specific Request 2)
Three letters of recommendation (upload under Specific Request 3)
  • Applications received by December 4, 2016 will receive full consideration and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Preferred Education/Experience: Additional keyboard skills (e.g., harpsichord, organ), expertise in collaborative work with instrumentalists, and interests in current/emerging technologies and/or contemporary/new music are desirable.
  • Anyone heard anything? It's been a while since the due date. (1/24/2017)
  • campus interviews going on Feb 2nd week

University of Louisville: Artist Teacher/Performer in Piano (Deadline: 17 January 2017)Edit

  • Job ID: UL698
  • Location: School of Music
  • Position Description: ARTIST TEACHER/PERFORMER IN PIANO, Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, tenure-track
  • Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Effective Date: August 1, 2017
  • Qualifications
DMA or significant professional performing experience preferred to reflect demonstrated artistry on a national / international level.
Record of successful teaching experience required at the collegiate level, with a minimum of one to two years required experience beyond teaching experience gained in a graduate degree program.
Experience directing master classes, workshops, and clinics required.
Experiences in teaching related courses in piano ensemble, piano literature (preferred).
  • Principal Duties
Teach applied piano majors and principals in baccalaureate and master's degree programs along with teaching related courses in piano ensemble, piano literature on a rotating course schedule.
Develop an active music performance schedule as a piano soloist and collaborative musician.
Active recruitment and retention of prospective undergraduate and graduate piano students.
Involvement in professional music organizations.
Productivity in research/creative activity, university/professional service, and community engagement.
  • All applicants must apply online. Please attach a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications and a detailed curriculum vitae. In addition, please send one CD of a recent solo/collaborative performance (additional materials may include video of a master class presentation or teaching demonstration if available [or electronic links to these]), names and contact information of at least four individuals who may be consulted for a current reference, and an unofficial transcript of coursework for most recently completed degree. Materials will be returned only if a self-addressed envelope with correct postage is enclosed. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Send materials to Dr. Naomi Oliphant, Chair, Piano Search Committee, School of Music, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292.
  • How To Apply: To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the title. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.
  • Skype Interviews completed

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated successful experience teaching keyboard skills and piano pedagogy in a university setting; evidence of the ability to supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants; refined organizational skills; significant record of appropriate scholarly/creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance and/or pedagogy (ABD considered), or equivalent professional experience.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Manage and coordinate the undergraduate keyboard skills curriculum, an essential portion of the Conservatory core curriculum required for nearly all undergraduate and some graduate students in the Conservatory. Supervise, instruct and mentor graduate teaching assistants assigned to teach in the Keyboard Studies Division; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in piano pedagogy; possible applied teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate piano students, depending on the skills of the successful applicant; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Keyboard Studies Division; contribute to the academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter and curriculum vitae, including educational background, previous academic appointments and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ Use search keyword "piano."
  • SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Please send three confidential letters of reference to:
Piano/Piano Pedagogy Search
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 12/9 additional materials requested
  • 1/16 request to contact references

University of Montevallo: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 09 December 2016)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano)
  • Position Number: F02493
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Employment Status: Full Time 9 Mos Regular
  • Appointment Type: Full-time Tenure Track
  • General Description: The University of Montevallo seeks applications for Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) in the Department of Music. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department offers programs in Performance, Music Education, and the Liberal Arts. The Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) serves as Head of Keyboard Studies and teaches applied piano, class piano, and piano-related courses.
  • Essential Job Duties: Primary duties include: Teach undergraduate applied piano lessons, class piano, and piano-related courses in literature and pedagogy; Advise undergraduate students; Maintain an active and collaborative role within the Department and University; Coordinate student accompanists; Develop and maintain a regional profile within the profession; Develop and maintain contacts with regional teachers, school systems, and professional organizations; Be actively involved in department recruitment activities; Maintain an active profile of scholarly, creative and professional accomplishment – performing actively as a soloist and/or collaborator on and off campus.
  • Additional Duties: The Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) may be assigned other duties in support of the department’s mission and goals. Additional duties dependent on qualifications of applicant and departmental needs.
  • Education and Experience: Earned Doctorate in Piano. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree is to be completed by May 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to work and teach within a collegial department; Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in piano pedagogy / performance for the 21st century; A record of successful program building; Outstanding skills in recruiting and retaining undergraduate students.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Terminal degree required. Successful candidate will have strong credentials in college-level teaching, recruitment, and performance.
  • Desired Start Date: August 2017
  • Open Date: 12/09/2016
  • Open Until Filled: Yes

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 30 January 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor/Piano
  • Essential Functions: Recruit and retain a thriving piano studio; Prepare students holistically by emphasizing both solo and collaborative work. Possess expertise in teaching applied piano and related courses including piano pedagogy, piano literature, and chamber music. Serve as coordinator of the keyboard area and work collaboratively with the music faculty. Maintain an active performing career. Work with diverse faculty and students. Other teaching duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Qualified candidates are required to submit applications electronically at: http://www.unomaha.edu/business-and-finance/human-resources/prospective-employees/index.php. Please attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vita, a copy of all transcripts, and a list of at least three references with current contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Initial screening of materials will begin on January 30, 2017. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
  • Please direct inquiries to:
Dr. Karen Fannin, Search Committee Chair
School of Music
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182
kfannin@unomaha.edu
402-554-3446
  • Required Qualifications: Completed DMA in Piano Performance by time of appointment; Record of successful teaching; Professional performing experience as a soloist and collaborative pianist.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Applied piano college teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Experience in solo and collaborative playing; Strong leadership and organizational skills; Strong commitment to community engagement; Experience with recruiting at the college level.
  • Posting Number: 2016F-00712
  • Open Date: 12/07/2016
  • Phone interviews completed.
  • On-campus interviews scheduled.

University of North Carolina-Pembroke: Assistant/Associate Professor - Piano and Music Theory (Deadline: 09 January 2017)Edit

  • Vacancy Type: Tenure Track Faculty
  • Min T/E Requirements: Earned Doctorate in either Piano or Music Theory. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree is to be completed by May 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to work and teach in team situations within a collegial department; Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in music theory and piano pedagogy / performance for the 21st century; A record of successful program building; Outstanding skills in recruiting and retaining undergraduate students.
  • Position #: 1369
  • Primary Purpose of Position: Teaching Piano and Music Theory to music majors, minors, and non-music majors.
  • Job Description: Teach undergraduate courses in music theory and ear training; Teach undergraduate applied piano lessons and class piano; Advise undergraduate students; Maintain an active and collaborative role within the Department and University; Develop and maintain a regional profile within the profession; Develop and maintain contacts with regional teachers, school systems, and professional organizations; Be actively involved in department recruitment activities; Maintain an active profile of scholarly, creative and professional accomplishment. Additional duties dependent on qualifications of applicant and departmental needs.
  • Rank is open and depends on the qualifications and achievements of the candidate, but no higher than the rank currently held at another university. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is preferred.
  • Management Preference: College Teaching experience required.
  • Job Opening Date: 11/18/2016
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Please do not send additional materials at this time. Review of applications begins January 9, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins in August 2017.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2016-2017.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2016)Edit

  • Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano
  • Position Number: 040224
  • Department: Music
  • Position Type: EPA-Faculty
  • Job Objective: The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano to guide students and provide an artistic model in a dynamic performing arts conservatory setting. The School of Music prepares students for professional careers and has a twofold goal: to enable them to attain their highest musical aspirations and to prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive profession. This full-time and multi-year contract position will begin August 1, 2017.
  • Description of Responsibilities and Duties: Recruit, teach, and advise a studio of highly qualified piano majors. Teach weekly lessons and master classes, coach chamber music, teach piano-specific courses required by the curricula, lead enrichment activities for the piano studio covering a variety of styles and literature, and fulfill other duties as assigned by the Dean. Participate in faculty performances and maintain an active performing career. Maintain an appropriate presence on campus for full-time faculty, including participation in faculty activities.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Five years of experience teaching piano at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Earned doctorate/terminal degree in music OR an equivalent combination of professional experience and education
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to serve as an active recruiter of qualified students for the School of Music. Significant accomplishment as a professional performing artist and pedagogue. Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of students of varying backgrounds from high school through graduate levels including all aspects of musical, stylistic and technical teaching. Strong understanding of today's music industry and the diverse career possibilities available to young, emerging artists. Openness to working with current technology in music. Expertise in other areas that support the mission of the School of Music.
  • PLEASE NOTE: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.
  • Failure to complete the application process as required by state regulations WILL result in your application being rejected for the vacancy and you will not be considered for the position. Before submitting your application be sure you have completed all parts of the application as required; once you receive confirmation that your application has been accepted, you will not be allowed to go back and make changes.
  • This position requires an EPA application, letter of interest and résumé. Other materials may be requested at a later time.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on December 1, 2016.
  • Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • 12/1 Request for recordings x2
  • How can they request recordings on the day they began the reviewing? 
  • Sigh... 
  • NO DECENCY
  • Most schools know who they would like to hire ahead of time but hide this fact a bit better than this one.
  • In the few searches I've been involved in, the online application system can close on the day that the reviewing begins, then there is a push to get that list down to a smaller number ASAP. But the committee can review the applications individually before that point, then they have more time to look at each application. The first "review" day can be the first committee meeting to officially vote on any interesting candidates, and they would contact them for further materials. I could be completely wrong in this one situation, but who knows?!
  • 12/19 References contacted 
  • Most likely they just narrowed the list on the review date and asked the shortlist for recordings. Most hiring teams can view the applications as they come in. Not uncommon. 
  • 1/2 Phone interview requested. x2
  • 4 finalists

University of Saint Mary: Instructor of Music (Deadline: 01 January 2017)Edit

  • General Description: The University of Saint Mary invites applications for a one-year appointment as Instructor of Music starting August 2017. This will be a non-tenure track appointment with possibility of renewal.
  • The University of Saint Mary is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts university, with campuses in Leavenworth and Overland Park, Kansas.
  • The ideal candidate will be a piano keyboard artist with some facility as an organist and the ability to teach music theory courses in the undergraduate music curriculum. The teaching load is 12 hours per semester which may include private and class piano lessons, accompanying student soloists and University ensembles, music theory classes, piano pedagogy as well as music appreciation and history courses as needed. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as organist/keyboard artist for University events, participate in the continual review and improvement of the music curriculum, attend Faculty Senate and University Assembly meetings, and participate in selected service activities. The incumbent will teach on the main Leavenworth campus.
  • Qualifications:
  • Required qualifications:
Master of Arts in Music; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred, completed by August 1, 2017.
Successful college/university teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Collegial attitude.
An affinity with the Mission of the University of Saint Mary.
  • Compensation: Based on experience and background.
  • To Apply: Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required at hiring), and three references with contact information to: Hoyesk@stmary.edu
  • Direct questions to: Dr. William Krusemark, Chair of Fine Arts: krusemarkw@stmary.edu
  • Review of applications will begin Jan. 1, 2017.
  • (2/17) Called today; position has apparently been filled.

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Collaborative Piano (Associate/Full Professor) (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment; rank is open. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching applied lessons and independent studies in collaborative piano at the graduate level, coaching collaborative pairs and chamber ensembles, teaching advanced literature classes, and—not least—providing executive leadership for the entire program. This entails assigning collaborative coverage for choirs, wind ensembles, orchestras, recitals (vocal and instrumental), required performance juries, masterclasses, competitions, and studio class recitals.
  • Qualifications: Masters degree or professional equivalent required. A diversified portfolio including a demonstrated record of excellence as a collaborative artist and proven experience with teaching, recruiting, and administering a strong graduate-level collaborative piano studio at a university or conservatory. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate is expected to maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of two recent collaborative performances with at least two different partners (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: http://apply.interfolio.com/37619. Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu
  • Anyone heard anything yet? Looks like they are looking for top people in the field for this position.
  • 4 finalists got invited to the campus

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Collaborative Piano (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching independent studies in collaborative piano at the graduate level, coaching collaborative pairs and chamber ensembles, and providing the highest quality collaborative service as a pianist to students, faculty, and guest artists. We are specifically looking for someone with strong experience and achievement in vocal music. Finally, depending on the incumbent’s skills and proclivities, they would be expected to participate also in some aspect of administering the logistics of the program.
  • Qualifications: Masters degree or professional equivalent required. Collaborative performance skills at the highest level, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and coaching graduate-level collaborative pianists and their partners. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active professional profile. Strong experience in vocal music is preferred. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of two recent collaborative performances with at least two different partners (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: [URL]. Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu
  • Anyone heard anything? (1/24/2017)
  • got an email that they invited finalists (2/3/2017)

University of Texas at Austin: Artist-teacher of Studio Piano (Assistant Professor) (Deadline: 14 November 2016)Edit

  • The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is currently inviting applications for a full-time appointment at the Assistant Professor level; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected employment date is September 1, 2017.
  • The position entails teaching applied lessons and independent studies in piano at the undergraduate and graduate level; as appropriate, this new colleague would also be involved in the chamber music program.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree or professional equivalent required. A versatile portfolio including a demonstrated record of excellence as a pianist in the solo and chamber repertories. Experience teaching and recruiting a strong piano studio at a university or conservatory is preferred. We expect all our faculty to guide students to think critically and creatively about how they will build their musical lives. The successful candidate is expected to maintain professional activities appropriate for a tenured position at a Tier 1 research university. We seek an individual who pursues academic and artistic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recordings of recent performances (uploaded to a cloud-based folder e.g. DropBox, Google, Box, Vimeo, or YouTube), and complete contact information for five references. The cover letter should include live links to the audio files. Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected applicants at a later date. Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee.
  • All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: . Inquiries only may be directed to: bsom_hr@utexas.edu

University of Wisconsin-Superior: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 February 2017)Edit

  • POSITION: The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior invites applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano, beginning August 28, 2017.
  • DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for the undergraduate piano area of study (including applied lessons, pedagogy, collaborative piano, literature and chamber music), teach sophomore-level music theory, supervise and/or teach the class piano program, teach other courses according to departmental need, and oversee all piano tuning and maintenance. The candidate will perform solo and chamber music concerts, and collaborate in recitals and concerts with colleagues and guest artists; recruit and retain high-quality piano students; and develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, and nation as a performer and clinician. This hire will maintain and expand working relationships with private piano studios in the region, adjudicate, and participate in state and national music organizations. As a faculty member, the candidate will cultivate positive alumni and community relationships, serve as an academic advisor, participate in university committee work, and perform other departmental duties as assigned by the chair.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Earned Doctorate degree in piano by August 1, 2017
Record of success in performance
Experience in professional-level collaborative performance
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Prior university-level teaching experience
Strong commitment to and demonstrated success in student retention
The candidate will demonstrate commitment to continued professional development in best practices in teaching and learning, including use of alternative delivery formats
  • The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods for students from diverse backgrounds. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. Along with excellence in teaching, creative activity and service to the university and community are very important. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • SALARY: UWS offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.
  • STARTING DATE: August 28, 2017
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will commence 4:30 pm February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please apply online at UW-Careers (http://www.uwsuper.edu/hr/employment/career-gateway.cfm) and submit your application packet that is: 1. Letter of application 2. Brief statement of teaching and recruitment philosophy (1-2 pages) 3. Vita 4. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees 5. Names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Please do not submit recordings at this time.
  • If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Andrea Yezek, Search and Screen Committee Support, at (715) 394-(8115) or by ayezek@uwsuper.edu
  • (2/20) Request for recordings

Wayne State College: Accompanist (full-time) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 22 February 2017)Edit

  • Title: Accompanist
  • Date Opened: February 23, 2017
  • Department: School of Arts and Humanities
  • Type Information: Professional Staff, Full-Time 1.0 FTE, FLSA Exempt
  • All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Salary: $34,232-$42,789
  • Starting Date: May 23, 2017
  • Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in piano (solo or collaborative), Demonstrated collaborative experience in diverse styles including contemporary repertoire, Excellent sight-reading skills, including four-part open choral scores, A commitment to artistic excellence at the undergraduate level with a desire and ability to elicit high standards and quality musicianship from students, Ability to work collegiality with faculty and staff
  • Nature of work: Performs as a musical accompanist for the Department of Music ensembles, choirs, recitals, juries, auditions, rehearsals, lessons, theatre performances, and campus events. Teaches one course per semester.
  • Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include rehearsing and performing with choral ensembles, faculty, and students for concerts, recitals, juries, auditions, and lessons. Other duties will include accompanying guest artists, coordinating the assignments of student accompanists, and performing at special events such as choir festivals, tours, and other music competitions and conferences. Will need to be available evenings and weekends occasionally. Secondary responsibilities may include teaching one of the following courses per semester according to the strengths and interests of the successful candidate: Applied piano, Courses in accompanying, Courses in the general education curriculum, Community chorale
  • Application Procedure: Application materials that are required for this position are a cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial transcripts.
  • To Apply: https://nscs.peopleadmin.com/postings/4121
  • Additional Information: This position is covered by the NSCPA negotiated agreement (https://www.wsc.edu/download/downloads/id/752/2013-2015_nscpa_agreement.pdf). Please refer to our website (https://www.wsc.edu/info/20005/human_resources) for further details about this agreement, our campus, and the excellent benefit package we offer.


Western Michigan University: Assistant Professor - Keyboard (Deadline: Open until filled)Edit

  • Title: Assistant Professor - Keyboard - Tenure Track
  • Posting Number: 0603688
  • Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000
  • Major Duties:
Teaching primary and secondary applied piano.
Coaching chamber ensembles.
Serving as the advisor for and teaching in the basic keyboard curriculum.
Other duties as appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the School, including teaching courses such as Piano Pedagogy, Keyboard Literature, and Accompanying.
Recruitment and service appropriate for a university faculty member required.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in music with significant progress toward the doctorate, or professional experience equivalent to doctoral work.
Applicant must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, performance as both a soloist and collaborative artist.
Demonstrated success in the applied studio and in the classroom.
Background in pedagogy.
The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.
  • Desired Qualifications:
Doctorate in music.
Teaching experience at the university level.
Demonstrated expertise in pedagogy.
Proven ability to recruit.
  • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please send 3 current letters of recommendation electronically to (Interfolio preferred, if possible): music@wmich.edu
  • Or, by mail:
Attn: Keyboard Search
WMU School of Music
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5434
  • Do not send any recordings at this time.
  • Additional Position Information: Expected Start Date: August 2017
  • GO TO: http://www.wmich.edu/hr/employees/faculty for benefits and other information
  • External Posting Date: 09-16-2016
  • External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • If direct link to job ad doesn't work, search for posting #0603688
  • 12/4 Is this a real search? 
  • 12/5 In what way would it not be? The 3 faculty listed on their website are all Professor or Assistant Professor rank. 
  • 12/19 Request for additional materials x3
  • Any word? 
  • just crickets!
  • phone interviews

Whittier College: Visiting Assistant Professor - Music (Choral Activities, Music Technology, and Piano) (Deadline: 01 March 2017)Edit

  • VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MUSIC
  • The Whittier College Music Department is seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Activities, Music Technology and Piano for the 2017-2018 academic year (full-time, non-tenure track, 24 credits per year). A successful candidate will have earned a Doctorate, however, we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status, in either Choral Conducting or Piano with significant choral conducting experience preferably at the college/university level. Must have a record of excellent teaching, outstanding musicianship in rehearsal and performance, complemented by strong skills in communication, collegiality and recruiting. Knowledge of choral and piano repertoire, pedagogy, and commitment to vocal health through a thorough understanding of the singing voice is essential.
  • Desired Qualifications: Significant Piano skills, experience with music technology, and directing varied types of choral ensembles is desirable.
  • Primary responsibilities will be the direction of the choral curriculum within the Department of Music, beginning and intermediate music technology, teaching applied and class piano. The successful candidate will also teach courses in related Music Liberal Education areas as determined by qualifications, interests and the needs of the Department.
  • What to send: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please email (PDFs preferred) a letter of application that includes a reference to teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, demonstration of teaching effectiveness (including course evaluation summaries and past syllabus examples), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. These recommendation letters should be sent by the references. Applications may be sent to Danilo Lozano, Chair, dlozano@whittier.edu.
  • For full consideration, all application materials must be received before March 1, 2017.

Schools with Failed or Canceled SearchesEdit

General DiscussionEdit

  • 12-3 I have a question for current and very recent DMA students.  Are your professors talking about the realities of the job market?  
  • The reason I ask is that there are just over 40 jobs posted here, and somewhere between 65 and 75 DMA programs in the USA.  Considering that many of the sweetest jobs will be taken by pianists who are already established in their careers, this means that less than half the DMA programs can hope to place even one grad per year in a faculty position.  Add to that the fact that historically many of the positions are awarded to grads from just a handful of the top DMA programs.  According to the last several years on this wiki, it would appear that certain DMA programs have seldom or never placed a grad in a full-time faculty position.
  • I am genuinely curious what your schools are telling you about this.
  • 12-4 If a student commits to pursuing a terminal degree in music, shouldn't they be capable of figuring this out for themselves? I knew at least  vaguely of these realities in my B.Mus degree, had a very pessimistic chair of the music department during my M.M., and I very well knew what I was getting in to for my DMA. And I did not go to a "top" DMA program, in fact, enrolled in one that could very well hold me back in the eyes of many employers. I knew what I was doing and I've been very happy with my various post-graduation (May, 2015) employment opportunities. I haven't ended up doing exactly what I planned to, but no one is owed their dream job just because they REALLY WANT IT. Besides, people don't get just DMAs to teach at a university. And, for the record, my DMA program did have extensive discussions about the academic job market and we were required as part of our program to maintain CV, develop letter of application models, teaching philosophy, performed mock interview and teaching demonstrations, and regularly emphasized developing a career outside of our institution, with an academic and performance presence. 
  • 12/8 Different thread. I get the RSS feed fine on iPad/Laptop, but it just spins without producing anything on my iPhone. Have tried using Google and Safari with the same results. Anyone have an idea about a setting I might be missing?
  • 12/9 What RSS reader are you using? On my iPhone I have used the Feedly app and the Newsify app and both work fine.
  • Thank you! The rss feed populates just fine on this page in any browser - except for on my phone. Feedly seems to bridge the gap. Thank you for all you do to maintain this page. It's greatly appreciated.
  • 12/9 You're welcome!
  • 12/25 Merry Christmas and Good Luck to EVERYONE.
  • 12-29 Having graduated with a doctorate from a highly rated music school in 2014, I can say that their was almost no discussion about the longterm prospects of finding work. They've recently implemented some programs to assist with this, but it was after my time there. Most music teachers were of the old school and many did not have doctorate degrees, as the job market was significantly different when they were hunting for jobs. I knew it would be difficult, but figured a doctorate from a top-tiered school would make it a lot easier. Nope. I think some schools are coming to terms with this, but then the dream job of becomming a professor seems less exciting when you feel you are recruiting students into career paths where they will most likely not land the type of job they want and may have loads of debt from it. I know lots live by the "follow your dream" crap but reality sets in when you realize your salary levels are awfully low for the amount of work you put into it, and when you have a family to look after it is truly difficult to compete with people who can practice 8 hrs a day and win loads of competitions. It's a really tough market and if you can make it work, hats off to you. But the majority of Doctorate degree holders will either be living the frugal life of teaching as an adjunct with a private studio from home or will be switching career paths.
  • 2/1 Hello, newbie here.  May I ask how many pages a typical applicants' cover letter is, and how many pages are appropriate for a CV?  Thanks for any input! 
  • I would advise that 2 pages should be the maximum for a cover letter, and everything should relate to the job posting and the specific school. For the CV, I think it is open ended (e.g. upwards of 5 pages), it depends on how much you want to include in activities like performing or other areas, beyond your education and teaching experience. 
  • 2/2: You'll never find agreement on the cover letter. I've had luck when my cover letter is less than a page, addresses, text and signature combined. I've had luck when my cover letter is 3 full pages. I just started going with a "gut" feeling on how I feel I need to properly 'sell' myself, based on the job description. The committee is only ever going to read as much as they want, so I would say go on the longer side. My CV is 9-10 pages now and counting. I put everything on it but I'm very mindful of specific categories, e.g.-I list my graduate/undergraduate degrees first, always as "education" at the end of my CV I list "Other Education" which has masterclasses I've played, festivals I attended, that I take Alexander Technique, etc. It would be annoying if I mixed the former catgetory (formal education) with the latter (secondary education) all as one thick "Education" category, just to look more padded. I also reorder the categories to tailor to a specific job: one that emphasizes collaborative teaching, I put my collaborative experiences towards the top; one that teaches piano repertoire, I put my scholarly work towards the top. 
  • 2013 Grad here. I had zero discussion in grad school of the realities of the job market and very little discussion of how best to market one's skills. The faculty seem genuinely surprised when they hear their students are having trouble finding steady work. I'm living the adjunct dream myself....putting in as many hours as full-time faculty at my schools for half the pay.
  • Hello, newbie here again. Thanks for responding to my previous post! May I ask what kind of interview questions you've heard, especially ones that got you stumped? Thanks in advance. :)
  • Cover letter/CV discussion: anything over 1.5 pages is superfluous. Hit the main points (performance background, recruitment, and why you want/are qualified for this position) and cut the hyperbole. For CVs, quality beats quantity every time. 9-10 pages of fluff will never get you past the screening round.

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