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


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


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.

Cleveland Institute of Music: Department Head/Teacher of Secondary Piano and Applied Instruction (Deadline: 01 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

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.

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? 

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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 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? 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


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


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

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? 

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 realitlies 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 instituion, with an academic and performance presence. 

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