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Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2017-18. This page is for jobs that begin in 2018.

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


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (Jack Strandberg / Missouri Endowed Chair of Piano): Alon Goldstein

Jobs for 2018Edit

Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist-teacher of piano for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2018.
  • The successful candidate is expected to pursue a continued performing career and contribute to the musical life of the School of Music. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Further responsibilities will include recruiting high-quality students regionally, nationally and internationally, mentoring and assisting students in developing their professional goals and working effectively with faculty colleagues and administration in service to satisfy and advance the mission of the ASU School of Music. We seek a candidate who will complement and augment the strengths of our current keyboard faculty. Other duties may include teaching piano-related courses such as piano ensembles, literature and pedagogy. We seek an innovative individual who will participate in and further our effort to reimagine what arts education means in the 21st century.
  • Required Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in piano or commensurate performing and teaching experience
Demonstrated excellence as an outstanding and versatile piano performer and record of national creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship
Demonstrated excellence in teaching collegiate piano students of all levels
Demonstrated expertise and interest in versatile performances that may include 20th and 21st century music, contemporary improvisation, jazz or candidate’s other areas of interest and abilities
Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in creative activity and research, teaching and service
  • Desired Qualifications (the successful candidate will demonstrate at least three of the following):
National/international recognition in creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship
Teaching undergraduate and graduate applied piano, piano ensembles, piano literature courses
Demonstrated expertise and interest in collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, piano repertoire or candidate’s areas of interest and abilities
Experience teaching piano performance, music education and/or music therapy majors and non-majors
The ability to work and collaborate across artistic disciplines, with people outside the arts, across campus and in the community
The ability to advance innovative teaching practices and envision new paradigms of arts education
The ability to attract resources, including grants or other sources of support that advance the Herberger mission
  • Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing how the candidate uniquely meets the qualifications for the position, in particular: work experience, creative activity (i.e. performance) and/or research, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and two-page teaching philosophy highlighting innovative teaching. Include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of five references and a link to video recordings of the candidate’s recent performances representing various styles.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/45543
  • Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
  • 12/30 Skype interviews scheduled early January -
  • 1/11 Skype interviews completed
  • 1/27 FInalists scheduled

Augustana College: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 20 November 2017)Edit

  • Music – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music/Piano beginning in August of the 2018-2019 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
  • Responsibilities: Teach applied piano and music theory. Serve as collaborative pianist for faculty and student performances. Additional responsibilities may include class piano, piano literature and pedagogy, music appreciation and general studies in music, or other areas of specialization according to the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs. Participation in recruitment and activities of the Department and the College is expected.
  • Expectations: Evidence of successful applied piano and classroom teaching. Strong technical and musical skills as solo and collaborative performance artist. Ability to coordinate with colleagues in the music department and across campus. Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate preferred, ABD considered. Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Record of solo and collaborative performances required. We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations.
  • Rank/Salary: Assistant Professor, commensurate with background, degree, and experience. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. The college places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
  • Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Questions may be directed to the the co-chair of the Music Department, Dr. Michael Zemek at michaelzemek@augustana.edu
  • Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #110-18 Music/Piano, and directed to Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #110-18 Music/Piano, C/O Gail Summer, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Application materials should include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, recordings of piano performances including solo and collaborative examples if possible (online links preferred or DVD/CDs may be submitted with materials), 2-3 copies of performance programs, a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).
  • [1/14] Finalists have been selected and will be on campus in the next couple of weeks. A student, who didn't know I had applied for the job, informed how excited he was to meet the potential faculty members when they arrived in his classes the next couple of weeks. #Awkward.

Berklee College of Music: Chair, Piano Department (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 10 October 2017)Edit

  • Tracking Code: 1258-215
  • Job Description: Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for the position of Piano Department Chair.
  • 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. This is a twelve-month position with a renewable contract. The start date for the position is September 1, 2018, or earlier depending on availability.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with 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 in PDF or Word format. Address your materials to: Piano Chair Search Committee, ATTN: Ron Savage, Interim 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
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. This search will remain open for applications until the position is filled.
  • Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.


Bilkent University: Full-Time Teaching Faculty - Piano (Open Rank) (Deadline: 30 December 2017)Edit

  • Application Deadline: 30 December 2017
  • Position Start Date: September 2018
  • Type: Full Time
  • Academic Field: Piano
  • Apply By E-mail: mssf@bilkent.edu.tr
  • Bilkent University Department of Music in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts invites applications for a piano teacher position. This is an open rank position. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, it will be in the rank of instructor, assistant, associate or full professor.
  • Responsibilities include:
1- ) Teach a studio of solo piano students of all levels (age 6 to Master’s)
2- ) Supervise student recitals
3- ) Teach chamber music courses
4- ) Maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility
5- ) Recruit and retain talented piano students
6- ) Administrative duties and service on committees as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: Must be able to interact with a diverse student and parent population and is dedicated to high quality training of young pianists. Must have substantial experience working with small children.
  • Applications: Accepted by e-mail only.
  • Required documents at time of application: Curriculum Vitae, Description of teaching philosophy and motivation, Number of References (3)
  • Selected candidates will be invited for interview. They will also be asked to teach a sample studio lesson before the search committee.


Cabrillo College: Adjunct Instructor - Music (Chamber Music and Piano) (Spring 2018) (Deadline: 16 December 2017)Edit

  • Employment Opportunity: Temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s) are available in the following areas:
  • Spring 2018:
MUS 23 Advanced Piano
MUS 23L Survey of Keyboard Pedagogy Through Literature
MUS 40 Chamber Music Ensemble
MUS 51A Class Piano I
MUS 51B Class Piano II
MUS 51C Class Piano III
MUS 51D Class Piano IV
MUS 68 Piano Ensemble
MUS 68CP The Collaborative Pianist
  • Minimum Qualifications: Required: Master's in music OR Bachelor's in music AND a Master's in humanities OR Equivalent OR Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area
  • Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the graduate student MUST complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form
  • Additional Information: $1,166 - $1,788 per teaching unit, per semester, depending on education and experience. Cabrillo College provides a doctoral stipend of $78 per unit for eligible adjunct faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.
  • EACH APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT:
Completed and signed Cabrillo College application.
Job-related resume.
At least one (1) letter of recommendation that addresses the candidate's teaching ability.
Verification of educational qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such translations is paid by the applicant):
Transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts, copies and downloads are acceptable). If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required. OR
Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area, front and back (if applicable). OR Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination (Download PDF reader). (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in minimum qualifications).
  • Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

California State University, Fresno: Collaborative Pianist II (Deadline: 01 March 2018)Edit

  • California State University, Fresno, College of Arts and Humanities, Music
  • Vacancy # 13430
  • Collaborative Pianist II (Accompanist II)
  • Salary Range: $2,643 - $4,377 per month, according to education and experience
  • Note: This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • Note: This position is on a 10/12 Pay Plan, which is equivalent to ten months of salary distributed over a 12-month period. The scheduled months off will be June and July. Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits plus paid vacation, sick leave, etc.
  • Note: Applicants are required to provide a minimum of two links to recent collaborative performances with their application. Links can be included in cover letter, resume or in a separate .PDF or Word document. Full consideration will not be given to candidates that fail to complete this requirement.
  • Overview: The Collaborative Pianist II will collaborate with other pianists in the Department as well as faculty and staff to provide piano accompaniment for students and faculty in ensemble and solo rehearsals and performance. This is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend availability.
  • Position Summary: Accompanying needs in the Music Department include: Rehearsals and performances for students’ senior and graduate recitals (to include a recital hearing and dress rehearsal per student). Instrumental and vocal juries and performance exams. Instrumental and vocal coaching sessions and classes. Rehearsals, performances, and tours with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Community Chorus coordinated with the Director of Choral Activities. Rehearsals and performances with the Opera Theatre. Tuesday and Thursday recital hour performances with students. Auditions as needed. Annual Concerto Competition. Guest recitals, festivals and master-classes.
  • All duties are shared with other accompanying staff and graduate assistants.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Working knowledge of instrumental, vocal, operatic, and choral repertory. Exceptional piano skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to: Work a flexible schedule including some night and weekend work; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; A history of regular attendance and positive performance appraisals; Ability to follow visual cues of the conductor; Excellent sight-reading.
  • Education and Experience: A baccalaureate degree in music. Two or more years experience accompanying and collaborating with instrumentalists, singers, and choral ensembles at the university or professional level. Two or more years of experience with instrumental, vocal, operatic, and choral repertory.
  • Preferred Skills: Masters or Doctorate in Piano or Collaborative Piano. Professional level artistic skills to include: open score reading, transposition, orchestral score reductions. Incorporate choral parts into the accompaniment as required. Knowledge of lyric diction.
  • Filing Deadline: Applications received by March 1, 2018 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.
  • Application Procedures: Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.
  • How To Apply: To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Charleston Southern University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Piano Performance) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 14 February 2018)Edit

  • Description: Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (piano performance) beginning August 1, 2018. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate and/or exceptional professional experience and evident of successful college or university teaching, a record of piano performance at a very high level of artistry and skill.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching assignments may include studio piano, group piano with potential upper-level courses in accompanying, chamber ensemble coaching and Musicianship (Theory and Aural Skills) courses. Faculty members are also called upon to participate in academic advising, serve on committees and engage in service and scholarly activities.
  • Application Process: Candidates should complete the online application below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification. For additional information contact Dr. Jennifer Luiken, Chair of the Horton School of Music at (jluiken@csuniv.edu).

College of St. Rose: Collaborative Pianist (starts January 2018) (Deadline: None listed, posted 20 November 2017)Edit

  • Reporting to the Chair of the Music Department, the Collaborative Pianist performs as the lead accompanist for rehearsals, recitals, collegiate ensembles, faculty members and related departmental duties serving the students and faculty of College's Music Department. This is a full time Academic Year position.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Accompany rehearsals and performances for major ensembles. Accompany other music ensembles on an as needed basis. Accompany weekly repertoire classes and for department convocations and juries as needed. Accompany Music Department Auditions for incoming Freshmen throughout the academic year. Accompany faculty or guest performers as needed for Master Classes, faculty performances, etc. Other responsibilities may be assigned based on departmental need and candidate's expertise.
  • Requirements: Bachelor's degree in piano performance, collaborative piano, or related field required; a Master's degree or advanced artist diploma preferred. Experience in choral and general accompanying experience is required. Evidence of excellence in music reading skills and ability to play open score. Evidence of successful collaborative work with soloists and chamber musicians. Demonstrated strong technical and musical skills as a performer. Demonstrated acquaintance with a variety of musical styles.
  • Additional Information: This is a full time, Academic Year (10-month: late August-mid May) position. 40 hours a week schedule.
  • Anticipated hire date is January 2018.
  • In addition to a competitive salary, compensation includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and eligible dependents, a 403B based retirement plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.
  • Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below.
  • You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration: Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover letter: required, as this is a demonstration of your writing skills, Contact information for three professional references

College of Southern Nevada: Piano Instructor (Deadline: 28 February 2018)Edit

  • This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin March 1, 2018. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by February 28, 2018
  • The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the College of Southern Nevada, and is committed to excellence in teaching directed towards student learning and success through the study of Piano, and is committed to ongoing research in Piano Performance and Accompanying.
  • The primary assignment involves teaching and coordinating the Piano program at CSN.
  • General accompaniment duties for the department and student recitals, vocal teaching and coaching, teaching group piano classes (MUS 111,112) and applied piano with the possibility of other classes as needed within the department, (MUS 121,125,101,103).
  • Expect to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (i.e., a 4/4 teaching load).
  • In addition, be expected to participate in department and division meetings, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Expect to assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution, and leverage student support resources.
  • The college also has a requirement of participation in ongoing professional development
  • Teaching assignments may be multi-campus, and may be day, evening, weekend, or online (though the primary need is on-ground day time classes).
  • The teaching assignment may be multi-campus, and may be day, evening, weekend, or online (though the primary need is on-ground day time classes).
  • Required Qualifications
  • Possess a minimum of a Master of Music (M.M.) in Music Education, with a degree in piano of Bachelors or higher.
  • Experience teaching community college-level Piano Class and Applied Piano
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Have a minimum of five years recent (within the last eight years) experience teaching Class Piano at the community college level.
  • Have formal Collegiate Vocal study, 15 or more credits
  • Have a minimum of two years recent (within the last eight years) experience teaching Voice at the community college level.
  • Have a minimum of two years experience in teaching both classroom piano and applied piano
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in department, divisional, and cross-college committees and activities.
  • Experience working with a diverse/multicultural student body and/or workforce\
  • Salary: Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for initial salary placement purposes.
  • National Search: Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.
  • Required Attachment(s): Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus for a Piano Class (Intro and Intermediate), current lists of accompanying duties and transcripts of highest earned degree.

Columbus State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 08 December 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: ASSISTANT | ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC — PIANO
  • Tenure Status: Tenure Track
  • If temporary, start date and end date of appointment
  • Job Number: FSC00216
  • Department: Schwob School of Music
  • College: College of the Arts
  • Open Date: 11/14/2017
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • Full Part Time: Full Time
  • Regular or Temporary: Regular
  • Job Summary: The Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music seeks an exceptional artist and teacher to serve as the next L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano at Columbus State University, to begin August, 2018. Appointment to this full-time, ten-month position will carry the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) or may be designated as Artist in Residence, depending on the academic qualifications of the appointee. The successful candidate will be a dedicated and talented pedagogue, a performer of keen insight and interest in a wide repertoire, and a collegial member of a faculty that values mutual support and student success.
  • The endowed Whiddon Chair in Piano at the Schwob School enjoys extraordinary support through: The Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies, the first fully endowed division within the school. Funding from the endowment supports scholarships and graduate assistantships in piano as well as studio activities. Funding within the chair account that supports professional activities of the artist and of the piano studio. A schedule that can accommodate some travel and concertizing during the school year. An All-Steinway School with 75 pianos, including both Hamburg and New York concert grands in Legacy Hall. They are maintained by a renowned piano technician. Superb facilities, including one of the finest university concert halls of its size in the country, Legacy Hall. The Schwob School occupies the Saunders Center for Music Studies, within the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Exceptional faculty colleagues with whom to collaborate in performance. A community that supports the College of the Arts, and specifically the Schwob School of Music, at a level unrivaled within any comparable city. The prestigious Woodruff Awards, providing full funding for four years of undergraduate study plus an annual stipend to highly gifted students, are one example of such support. A recruitment plan that seeks the most talented students from Georgia, from the United States, and from around the world. An undergraduate conservatory curriculum and a graduate program that includes both the master of music degree and the artist diploma.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate must recruit, maintain, and teach a full studio of piano students, including students pursuing undergraduate degrees, the Master of Music degree in Performance, and the Artist Diploma; build and maintain relationships with regional, national, and international professional organizations; maintain an active performance schedule and appropriate creative activities as scholarship; participate in department, university, and professional service; and teach other related music courses such as chamber music, piano literature, or piano pedagogy as assigned by the director of the school of music.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Candidates will have a DMA degree in piano, or related diploma credentials, or significant professional experience in lieu of the degree. The successful candidate will be a pianist recognized nationally and/or internationally as an artist and studio teacher who can demonstrate success in recruiting talented students.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin December 8, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. In cases of exceptional artistic merit, this requirement can be met by professional equivalencies. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Required Documents to Submit with Online Application
Unofficial Transcripts
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document 1: Links to three or more representative digital audio and/or video performances
Other Document 2: Contact information for additional phone references
  • Other Required Documents: Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from individuals able to assess your qualifications for this position to: Dr. Brad Palmer, Search Committee Chair, Schwob School of Music, Email: palmer_bradley@columbusstate.edu
  • All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.
  • Contact Information: Inquiries about the school and the position are welcome and may be made to Dr. Bradley Palmer, Search Committee Chair, Schwob School of Music, Email: palmer_bradley@columbusstate.edu or Dr. Scott Harris, Director, Schwob School of Music, harris_scott@columbusstate.edu, 706-507-8419.
  • 11/15 A three-week window until they start reviewing applicants, and a VAP currently in place.  Make of that what you will.
  • 1/7 References contacted
  • 1/10 Phone interviews
  • 1/20 Finalists selected/scheduled

Contra Costa College: Music Assistant Professor (Deadline: 16 March 2018)Edit

  • Position Title: Music Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: F00403
  • Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range: $59,616 - $89,724
  • Position Status: Tenured Track
  • Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
  • Department: C3012-Music
  • Description of Position: This is a full-time tenure track academic position in the Music Department of the Liberal Arts Division at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. The teaching assignment will be divided between classroom and laboratory instruction. The assignment may include teaching evening hours. The incumbent will be expected to oversee Piano and Theory studies both Classical and Jazz genre, oversee elementary classroom music intern program, accompany for music majors and the Chamber Singers, teach Beginning choir, and recruit high school and community students. The incumbent will be the Music Department Chairperson, sharing departmental responsibility with the Performance Program Director through peer evaluations, instrument maintenance, assist in grant writing, and liaison to college committees.
  • Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience: Master’s in Music OR Bachelor’s in Music AND Master’s in Humanities OR the equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • 1. Experience as a classical choral and vocal accompanist.
  • 2. Experience teaching classical class piano, beginning through early advanced levels.
  • 3. Experience teaching collegiate classical applied piano, advanced levels.
  • 4. Experience in grant writing.
  • 5. Experience teaching beginning choir.
  • 6. Experience teaching class theory, beginning through early advanced levels.
  • 7. Experience teaching sight singing and ear training.
  • 8. Experience coordinating instrument maintenance.
  • 9. Experience coordinating and training elementary classroom music interns.
  • 10. Experience as a participant and/or chair of higher education committees.
  • 11. Experience in educational planning and leadership.
  • 12. Experience in curriculum writing.
  • 13. Experience in student recruitment.
  • Job Open Date: 02/07/2018
  • Job Close Date: 03/16/2018
  • Employment Begins: Fall 2018 (mid-August)
  • Number of Months: 10 months
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates selected for interview will be asked to prepare a memorized classical solo piano piece, a class piano teaching demonstration, and accompany a classical vocalist.
  • Inquiries
Lorena Cortez
Office of Instruction
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
Phone: (510) 215-3841
Email: Lcortez@contracosta.edu

Denison University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Faculty)
  • Job Summary and Requirements: Visiting position in Music: The Department of Music is seeking a Pianist to coordinate the Keyboard Area and teach related courses for the 2018-19 academic year. The ideal candidate will be an active scholar whose academic interests and abilities will broaden and/or deepen current departmental strengths. Candidates with an earned doctorate and college teaching experience, or with equivalent professional experience, preferred.
  • Duties include teaching and coordinating private lessons, keyboard skills (for majors), piano class (for non-majors), piano chamber music, and accompanying. Options for courses may also include, but are not limited to: piano literature courses, theory and aural skills, ethnomusicology, or interdisciplinary courses that contribute to the University’s liberal arts mission.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses their perspective on teaching in a liberal arts environment and how they will engage with or foster diversity on campus. In addition, please submit a CV, 3-4 links to performances, audio or video (for a total of 15 minutes maximum), copies of academic transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and names, addresses, telephone numbers of three references.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music /Coordinator of the Keyboard Area Search
Ching-chu Hu, chair
E-mail: hu@denison.edu
Phone: (740) 587-6220 Fax: (740) 587-6509
Department of Music, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Department: Music Department
  • Posting Number: F 121300108
  • Full or Part Time: Full Time
  • Open Date: 10/19/2017
  • Close Date: 11/20/2017
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Once the application is successfully submitted and the applicant receives a confirmation number, an email trigger will be automatically sent by the applicant tracking system to those email addresses listed. Instructions will be provided in this email to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.
  • Please note that references will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted his/her completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.
  • Using a dossier service? You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named once you receive your application confirmation number.
  • If applicants have additional materials to include, please upload to Optional Documents.
  • 10/25 Note that although review begins December 1, the online application system will close November 20, so get your applications in early.
  • 2/19 Campus interview requested 

Dillard University: Instructor in Music (Staff Accompanist) (Spring 2018) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/profession institution located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana, announces the following part-time faculty positions in the College of Arts & Sciences for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Music
  • 1. MUS 148 Concert Choir. Qualifications: MM degree in choral music, piano, or Music Education. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the choir director in rehearsals and play for performances as an accompanist; teaching load is four hours/week.
  • 2. MUS 248 Concert Choir. Qualifications: MM degree in choral music, piano, or Music Education. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the choir director in rehearsals and play for performances as an accompanist; teaching load is four hours/week.
  • 3. MUS 348 Concert Choir. Qualifications: MM degree in choral music, piano, or Music Education. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the choir director in rehearsals and play for performances as an accompanist; teaching load is four hours/week.
  • 4. MUS 448 Concert Choir. Qualifications: MM degree in choral music, piano, or Music Education. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the choir director in rehearsals and play for performances as an accompanist; teaching load is four hours/week.
  • 5. MUS 300 Junior and Senior Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and recital performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • 6. MUS 400 Junior and Senior Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and recital performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • 7. MUS 198 Midday Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • 8. MUS 298 Midday Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • 9. MUS 398 Midday Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • 10. MUS 498 Midday Recitals. Qualifications: MM degree in piano. Duties and responsibility: As an accompanist to play for the Vocal Performance majors’ weekly rehearsals and performances; teaching load is two hours/week.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The positions begin January 2018.
  • Application: Complete applications consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned (official transcripts will be required later of all finalists), and three letters of recommendation describing the applicant's teaching skills.

Eastern Illinois University: Instructor of Applied Piano (Deadline: 02 February 2018)Edit

  • The Department of Music at Eastern Illinois University has an opening for a full-time, Instructor position beginning August 2018. Duties include teaching applied piano and recruiting students for an established, comprehensive undergraduate and graduate music program. Other duties include accompanying and teaching piano skills courses. Additional duties may be assigned based on the candidate's qualifications and departmental need.
  • Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Master's Degree in Music. Doctorate or equivalent professional experience preferred. Must be an accomplished teacher and musician with demonstrable success teaching piano. Collegiate piano teaching experience preferred. An engaging teaching manner and outstanding interpersonal skills for recruitment and collaboration are essential. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for five professional references, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable initially). An electronic submission of a recent performance and teaching demonstration may be requested at a later date. Applications will be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/47712. For questions regarding this search, please contact Paul Johnston, Search Committee Chair, at prjohnston@eiu.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University: Associate/Full Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 15 February 2018)Edit

  • Title: Associate or Full Professor of Music (Piano), Tenure Track
  • Appointment Status: Tenure Track
  • Department: IU Bloomington Piano
  • Position Summary: The Jacobs School of Music seeks applicants for a tenure track position in the Piano Department. Responsibilities include studio teaching of piano majors at all levels and in all degree and diploma programs; possible coaching of chamber music; potential teaching of doctoral seminar in piano literature if candidate’s interests and qualifications warrant. Service on Jacobs School committees, and participation in department meetings, hearings, competition juries, auditions, recruitment activities, and doctoral advisory committees, is expected.
  • Basic Qualifications: Artist Teacher with established national reputation as a performing pianist and demonstrated evidence of successful teaching at the university level. Completed doctoral degree at the time of appointment (August 1, 2018); comparable professional experience will be given equal consideration.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Cecilia Fleming, ceciflem@indiana.edu, (812) 855-5541
  • Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The search committee seeks candidates with qualifications appropriate for an appointment as associate or full professor.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and information about three professional references. You will be asked to provide the name, title, e-mail address, and other information for each of your reference providers. An e-mail message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after you submit your completed application. Please do not send audio/video files or other materials until requested to do so. If you need help completing your application, contact Cecilia Fleming, (812) 855-5541, ceciflem@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 02/15/2018
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • OAA #21801-02

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Collaborative Piano, Instrumental) (Deadline: 01 January 2018)Edit

  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Music (Collaborative Piano Instrumental)
  • 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/coach with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (strings, woodwinds, brass) for the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20. Duties will be flexible, depending on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise. Additionally, the position includes performing as collaborative partner with faculty, guest artists and students, and coaching collaborative projects involving piano students and their assigned partners.
  • In the fall semester 2016, the Jacobs School of Music created a new Chamber and Collaborative Music Department, in which the post-doctoral position now resides. Post-doctoral scholars will be expected to contribute to the development of the activities in the new department. 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 preferably by May 31, 2018, but no later than August 1, 2018, and 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 in collaborative settings, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity and good organizational skills.
  • Department Contact for Questions: Cecilia Fleming, ceciflem@indiana.edu, (812) 855-5541
  • Additional Qualifications: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in teaching/coaching collaborative activities), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research-creative professional development goals, a complete list of instrumental collaborative repertoire, and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of instrumentalists and repertoire. Applicants will be required to provide the name, title, email address and telephone contact for three professional references. An email message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after submitting the application. If assistance is needed in the completing the application, contact Cecilia Fleming at ceciflem@indiana.edu.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2000 research and travel budget. The position carries eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 01/01/2018
  • Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • 2/11 any news?

Jacksonville State University: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Piano (Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 19 January 2018)Edit

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Piano
  • Job no: 492711
  • Work type: Faculty 9-month
  • Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
  • Department: Music
  • Requested Start Date: August 21, 2018
  • Pay Range: $48,000.00 - $52,000.00, Commensurate with experience
  • Normal Work Schedule: Varies depending on department need and class schedule
  • Job Summary: The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Piano in the Department of Music, provides educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening; teaching doctorate, graduate and undergraduate level courses in Music along with doctoral level research and advanced data analysis; and may be required to teach courses within his/her concentration area on campus, off-campus, online courses and possible videoconferencing depending on need of location.
  • Essential Functions: Responsible for teaching doctorate, graduate and undergraduate level courses in piano, keyboard skills, piano repertoire and music literature. Responsible for curriculum and program development, advisement, professional development activities. Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides. Assesses student’s abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement. Serves as advisor and mentor for students. Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students. Manages the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus, in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process. Communicates continually to students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress. Responsible for recording students’ attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy. Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum. Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service. Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned. Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports. Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning. Agrees to participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the school. Participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities. Fulfill faculty responsibilities as stated by institutional and departmental policy and by administration. Serves on departmental and university committees. Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Music appropriate to the teaching field desired
  • Required Documents: Cover Letter, Vitae, Transcripts

Lakehead University: Assistant Professor of Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Deadline: 15 February 2018)Edit

  • Department of Music
  • Category: Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:59pm
  • Application Review Begins: February 15, 2018
  • Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one teaching-focused tenure-track appointment in the Department of Music in the area of Piano Performance and Pedagogy. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • The successful candidate will have experience teaching in the areas of Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy with experience in Musicianship and any additional areas of expertise. The Department seeks to recruit a candidate with a demonstrated ability to contribute to a collaborative and innovative working environment, focused on teaching, scholarly and performance activities. We are looking for a dynamic individual with an ability to teach and nurture students in a supportive learning environment.
  • Preferred candidates will have a) an earned Doctorate degree in piano performance from an institution recognized by Canadian Universities; b) a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate levels that complements the needs of the program and the Faculty; and c) evidence of potential for scholarly and artistic accomplishments.
  • Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and a letter of application that includes a statement of artistic experience and expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and names of three references. All documents must be submitted by email in a single PDF file, and sent in confidence to:
Dr. Rhonda Koster, Acting Dean
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
email: ssh@lakeheadu.ca
  • Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites.
  • We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334, human.resources@lakeheadu.ca.
  • This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Lincoln University: Staff Accompanist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 04 September 2017)Edit

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS – STAFF ACCOMPANIST
  • JOB SUMMARY: This full time staff position is needed to serve the needs of a growing Performing Arts Program at Lincoln University. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable concerning methods and technique of piano accompaniment with musical theater, opera and choral performances.
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility will be accompanying the Lincoln University Concert Choir in both rehearsal and performance, as well as rehearsal and performance of “Schola Cantorum” and Male Glee Club. The Lincoln University Choirs perform 30 to 40 concerts annually at churches, festivals, recruitment trips, nursing homes, convocations and graduation ceremonies. Some trips and tours require weekend participation.
  • Related duties will include accompanying student juries. It is expected that the accompanist has the ability to transpose vocal scores, and sight read multiple styles of music such as popular, theatrical, opera, classical and contemporary scores.
  • The Staff Accompanist must possess the ability to follow the direction of the conductor and the ability to maintain cooperative working relationship with students, faculty and staff.
  • EDUCATION: B.M. in Piano Performance or accompanying. Master’s degree preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE: A record of successful experience in accompanying collegiate-level and professional musicians.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and required a flexible schedule including evening and weekend times. Travel for administrative work and performances are required. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854, is the first historically Black university in the nation. Today we depend on our staff and employees to help provide the highest quality education to students with promise, potential, and determination.
  • The following materials constitute a complete application packet: (1) letter of application which discusses the candidate’s qualifications and particular suitability for the position; (2) a detailed and updated curriculum vitae; (3) three current professional letters of reference; and (4) both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time).
  • Application should be submitted ASAP.

Middle Georgia State University: Assistant Professor of Keyboard Music (Piano) (Deadline: 19 October 2017 15 January 2018)Edit

  • Middle Georgia State University and the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts are accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Music position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2018. This is a 10-month faculty position. We seek a pianist with practical experience in the music industry, an omnicultural perspective, and a vision for the 21st century aural skills curriculum. Expertise in classical and non-classical forms is a must, especially gospel and diverse commercial genres.
  • NEW 12/11 MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MACON—Assistant Professor, Piano, Tenure Track. Start Date: August 1, 2018. The Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts invites applications for a pianist with expertise in classical forms and experience in non-classical forms, e.g. jazz, gospel, or diverse commercial genre. Candidates who also bring practical experience in the music industry are encouraged to apply. In Fall 2018, MGA is launching a progressive BA in music, which will incorporate classical and commercial forms into applied study. The successful candidate will be committed to an omnicultural artistic perspective. Principal duties: 1) teach applied piano; 2) create and teach a 4-semester aural skills sequence to support the mission of the program; 3) other courses based on expertise; 4) a record of creative activity/scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: An MM is required, but preference will be given to applicants with an earned doctorate in music and extensive experience in the music industry. Requirements also include a vibrant and continuing artistic practice. Teaching experience at the college or university level is an asset. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to creative activity, teaching, and service.
  • NEW 12/11 QUALIFICATIONS: A Masters Degree is required but preference will be given to applicants with an earned doctorate in music or related field, or extensive experience in the music industry. Requirements also include a vibrant and continuing artistic practice. Teaching experience at the college or university level is an asset.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain posted until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Thursday, October 19, 2017.
  • NEW 12/11 TO APPLY: The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, January 15, 2018. Please see the MGA posting at https://www.mga.edu/human-resources/jobs/job-postings/assistant-professor-keyboard.php.
  • TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Keyboard”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Faculty application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; curriculum vitae; philosophy of teaching; four professional references and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all institutions attended. Paper application materials will not be accepted.
  • NEW 12/11 Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Music.” Application materials are to include a résumé, an MGA Faculty application, and a letter of interest which includes salary requirements, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, four professional references and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all institutions attended. Paper application materials will not be accepted. Middle Georgia State University is a unit of the University System of Georgia.
  • 12/11 Job ad significantly revamped, with new title and deadline (link to job ad is the same, so I believe this is the same position). If someone knows otherwise that this is a second open position, please post. Changes indicated above.

Middle Tennessee State University: Staff Accompanist (Deadline: 15 January 2018)Edit

  • Requisition Number: P296
  • Job Title: Staff Accompanist
  • Department: Music
  • Job Description: Duties include accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental and vocal majors at the School of Music (SOM) for degree recitals, lessons, studio classes, Student Recital Hour performances, recital hearings, and juries. Accompany voice lessons and related courses for students enrolled in the Musical Theatre Performance Major. Assist with courses such as Diction and Class Voice. Accompany students in vocal auditions. Assist with SOM large ensembles. Serve as accompanist for the TN Governor’s School for the Arts. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.
  • Anticipated start date: August 1, 2018
  • Required Educational Qualifications and Field of Study: Bachelor of Music degree in collaborative piano, accompanying, or piano performance required.
  • Required Year(s) and Type of Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years accompanying experience at the college/university level.
  • Preferred Year(s) and Type of Work Experience: Master of Music degree in collaborative piano, accompanying, or piano performance required – with a minimum of two years of accompanying experience at the college/university level or DMA or ABD in collaborative piano, accompanying, or piano performance.
  • Salary Range: $31,965 - $39,370; commensurate with experience
  • Job Open Date: 11/20/2017
  • Job Close Date: 01/15/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for position, applicant must provide link(s) to examples of 30 minute collaborative recording (audio), emphasis on instrumental music. Video presentations are preferred.

Missouri Southern State University: Assistant Professor, Collaborative Piano and Music Theory (Deadline: 27 November 2017)Edit

  • The Music Department at Missouri Southern State University is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Collaborative Piano and Music Theory. The successful candidate will teach piano majors along with non-piano majors, work to build and maintain a strong piano studio, and organize collaborative piano opportunities for the Music Department. The successful candidate should also be qualified to teach along the standard undergraduate music theory curriculum including, but not limited to, freshman and sophomore Music Theory and Forms and Analysis. Master’s degree in a music-related field required, Master’s degree in Music Theory or significant coursework in music theory preferred. Doctorate in Piano or Piano Pedagogy preferred. Doctorate required for tenure-track and rank of Assistant Professor. Review of applications will begin on November 27 and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date August 2018.
  • Employment will require a background check. E-verify participating employer. Applicant materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts. Submit materials at www.mssu.edu/jobs. Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Review of applicant materials begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. EOE.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18.
  • 12/14 References contacted 
  • 2/19 Teaching video requested 
  • 2/20 Skype interview requested 

New Saint Andrews College: Music Lecturer & Applied Lesson Faculty (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 14 February 2018)Edit

  • The New Saint Andrews College Conservatory of music invites applications for a music lecturer. This faculty position is responsible for teaching a part-time academic load to prepare students in biblical centered musicianship alongside applied music lessons in one of the following areas: piano, voice, or violin. Faculty duties will include student counseling, lecturing, group and or private instrument lessons and performing.
  • The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in music studies, have had experience teaching at a theological institution, and be in full agreement with and willingness to sign the New Saint Andrews Doctrinal Statement (Protestant & Reformed) and live by the lifestyle standards stated in the current Faculty Handbook. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • A complete CV with letter of interest should be forwarded to Mrs. Heather Lloyd, Strategic Operations and Development at 405 S. Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843 or by email to hlloyd@nsa.edu.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18.

North Central College: Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre/Pianist (Spring 2018) (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 31 October 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: F000086
  • Position Title: Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre/Pianist
  • Department: Music
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Supervisor Title: Chair, Dept of Theatre
  • Status: Per Course Part-time Faculty
  • Tenure Track: No
  • Position Summary: The Department of Theatre at North Central College seeks applicants for a pianist/adjunct faculty for Winter term 2018 (January 2 to March 14). The course, ‘Piano Lessons for Musical Theatre’ teaches foundational piano-playing skills to musical theatre students. We anticipate between fifteen and twenty-five students will require weekly ½ hour or 1 hour individual lessons, with some flexibility for scheduling individual lessons throughout the week. Experience with musical theatre is required, and college-level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume, along with names and contact information of two professional references.
  • For further information, please email Dr. John Warrick, Chair, Department of Theatre at jawarrick@noctrl.edu.


Northwestern University: Associate Professor/Professor or Artist-in-Residence (Deadline: 16 October 2017)Edit

  • Music, Piano, Northwestern University, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.
  • Associate Professor/Professor or Artist-in-Residence.
  • Begin September 1, 2018.
  • Qualifications: Required: Established national and international reputation as artist/teacher; proven record of successful teaching; ability to attract and recruit outstanding undergraduate/graduate students.
  • Preferred: Proven record of successful teaching in school or Conservatory of Music within a university; doctorate.
  • Responsibilities: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate students; maintain professional career as artist/teacher; serve on doctoral committees.
  • Additional teaching responsibilities include coaching chamber music, teaching courses in candidate's areas of interest and abilities.
  • Rank: Associate Professor/Professor or Artist-in Residence.
  • Application: Screening begins Monday, October 16, 2017 and continues until filled.
  • Submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae or resume; names, addresses and phone numbers of three references via the online application: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTc=
  • Note: Audio files cannot be uploaded to the online application system. Please submit one recording of a recent performance as a web link or audio file to musdean@northwestern.edu or mail CD to:
Piano Search Committee, c/o Ms. Tonya Glover
Northwestern University
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2405

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music: Faculty Vacancy in Piano (Deadline: 29 January 2018)Edit

  • Job Summary: The Oberlin Conservatory of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Piano Department, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Responsibilities: The successful applicant will recruit and teach a studio of undergraduate pianists, with the possibility of teaching Artist-Diploma students in the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy. Additional duties may include chamber music coaching and teaching the piano literature course. Active participation is expected in departmental recruitment efforts, hearings, juries, auditions, student advising, and meetings. Candidates with a willingness to engage with a diverse student population are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: We seek an Artist-Teacher with an (inter)national reputation and 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.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Piedmont College: Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory/Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 February 2018)Edit

  • Piedmont College located in Demorest, Georgia, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in Music, to begin on August 1, 2018. This is a full time, 10-month, non-tenure track position.
  • Master’s degree in Piano or Music Theory is required, DMA (or equivalent) or ABD candidates preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching college-level beginning and advanced music theory and aural skills, proven success in teaching group piano classes for music majors, and exemplary accompanying skills.
  • Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned within the department as needed. Additional duties include working collaboratively with the music faculty in curriculum development, active recruiting of keyboard majors, and committee work within the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • To apply, submit an application for employment https://www.piedmont.edu/files/docs/Employment-Applicationappended.pdf, letter of interest, unofficial copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to ASapplicant@piedmont.edu with MUSC Position in the subject heading.
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18.

Pima Community College: Music (Piano) Instructional Faculty (Deadline: 08 January 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: 17S3H10866
  • Posting Title: Music (Piano) Instructional Faculty (Academic)
  • Position Type: Faculty - General Funding
  • Department: College-wide Faculty Recruitment
  • Salary: $44,670 - $64,774 Note: Compensation (salary/hourly rates) are reviewed by the Board of Governors annually and are subject to change.
  • Salary Breakdown: Annually
  • Job List: External
  • Close Date: 01/08/2018
  • Position Summary: Position is available beginning the 2018-19 fiscal year as a nine-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties.
  • Instructional Faculty – Ability and experience to teach a four semester class piano sequence for undergraduate music majors, non-major class piano, multiple sections of a general education course entitled Exploring Music Through Piano, studio instruction in piano and other courses in the department as needed including but not limited to introductory lecture courses in popular music, music appreciation, non-major music theory. The candidate must meet the Pima Community College faculty certification in music, MM or DMA in piano or piano pedagogy preferred.
  • Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Academic discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
Master’s degree in the field of study OR
Master’s degree in any discipline and 18 graduate semester hours in the field of study OR
In-progress doctoral dissertation (proposal defended) in any discipline and 24 graduate semester hours in the field of study.
  • Other Requirements: The selected candidate will: Work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed to meet student demand. Possibly work at more than one Pima Community College Campus, depending on need
  • Preferred Qualifications:
MM or DMA preferred in piano or piano pedagogy
Experience with innovative teaching methodologies
Ability and experience to work in an electronic piano laboratory with headsets, microphones, and computer/MIDI software
Active performer with experience with solo and chamber group performances
Be willing to become D2L certified to teach online courses in music
  • SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview. Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an interview. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Rosa Valenzuela at (520) 206-4603 or rovalenzuela@pima.edu. Hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Radford University: Assistant Professor (Piano) (Deadline: 15 January 2018)Edit

  • Employment Classifications: Tenure-Track
  • Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Posting Number: F00028P
  • Position Number: F01060
  • College/Unit: Visual & Performing Arts-1160
  • Department: Music, Dept of-11605
  • Months Per Year: 9
  • Appointment Term: Academic Year
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Contact Name for Applicant: Dr. Robert Sanderl
  • Contact Phone for Applicant: (540)831-6176
  • Job Summary: Teach and recruit applied piano majors, coordinate undergraduate and graduate keyboard accompaniment assignments within the Department. Oversee piano tuning and maintenance. Potential to teach courses to help meet the needs of the department such as music theory, aural skills, or musicianship is anticipated. An ongoing record of professional performance activity on and off campus in addition to recruiting and committee work is expected.
  • Required Qualifications: Experience at the university level teaching applied piano. Doctorate or ABD required. Demonstrated success teaching at the university level is required. Expertise in an additional area, such as theory, aural skills or musicianship is expected. A strong commitment to teaching and recruiting outstanding students is expected. Versatility to help meet needs within the department based on applicant’s strengths is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: While traditional applied studio piano is the core of this position, a pianist with experience in other piano styles such as commercial piano, jazz piano, or organ to meet the needs of a wide range of student abilities is preferred.
  • Education: Doctorate or ABD required.
  • Posting Date: 12/20/2017
  • Application Review Date: 01/15/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Attach copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. Provide links to representative performances.

Samford University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 15 February 2018)Edit

  • Samford University’s Division of Music invites applicants for the position of assistant/associate professor of piano to begin August 2018.
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate and/or exceptional professional experience and evidence of successful college or university teaching, a record of regularly performing at a very high level of artistry, and a commitment to Samford University’s Christian mission.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching applied piano to undergraduate and graduate students; maintaining national prominence as a teacher/performer; fulfilling teaching assignments in related areas; maintaining creative/scholarly and service contributions suitable for a faculty member; and actively recruiting students to the university.
  • Application: Please submit all applications digitally by sending one PDF file that includes: a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, and links to audio or video recordings. Recordings of live performances are preferred and strongly encouraged. Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation directly to the chair of the committee.
  • Dr. Eric L. Mathis, Chair
  • Piano Search, School of the Arts, Division of Music
  • Samford University
  • emathis@samford.edu
  • Phone: 205-726-2323
  • Academic rank, tenure and salary are dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic teaching experiences. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

San Antonio College: Faculty Instructor, Music (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 October 2017)Edit

  • Employment type: FA
  • Hours per Week: Varies
  • Hourly or Salaried: Salary
  • Entry Pay: Depends on education level
  • Funding source: Hard Money
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Location: Music
  • Requisition #: req3256
  • Outside working hours if other than M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Hours may vary and could include nights and weekends
  • Job Summary and Description: Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Alamo Colleges’ mission, vision, values, and goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the colleges. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are protected by academic freedom and bound by its accompanying responsibilities. They are responsible to a College President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees through the chain of command and accountable to the Board’s policies and administrative procedures. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, and facilitator of learning.
  • ​​Minimum Education and Experience: Master's degree in Music.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Candidate has three years prior college teaching experience in applied piano, class piano, or classroom lecture courses.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Lecturer (Vocal Coach/Collaborative Piano, Spring 2018) (Deadline: 22 December 2017)Edit

  • Position: Vocal Coach/Collaborative Piano
  • Rank: Term Lecturer (non-tenure track), variable-time appointment
  • Qualifications: Completed doctorate in music. Experience as vocal coach in university or professional opera/lyrical theater setting. Experience performing as collaborative pianist in a variety of settings. Experience teaching applied vocal coaching or collaborative piano at the university level.
  • Duties: Teach applied vocal coaching in classical and musical theater styles. Teach courses in collaborative piano.
  • Effective Date: 1 January 2018
  • Application Deadline: December 22, 2017, or until filled
  • Application Procedure: Send letter of application, current resume, and three letters of reference to: Email music@siu.edu
Professor David Dillard, Search Committee Chair
School of Music, Mail Code 4302
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 S. Normal Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901

SUNY Fredonia: Assistant Professor - Music (Piano) (Deadline: 16 October 2017)Edit

  • The Fredonia School of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Class Piano (tenure track) to coordinate and teach in the class piano program, which intersects with all curricula. Position begins Fall 2018.
  • Reporting to the Director of the School of Music, the successful candidate will: Teach piano classes for pianist and non-pianist music majors; Contribute to curriculum development and refinement in collaboration with School of Music Faculty; Lead the Class Piano program (oversee teaching faculty and coordinate faculty teaching assignments, recommend and implement curricular and pedagogical practices that represent the best current practice in the field of piano instruction, oversee piano labs, including recruiting and supervision of student proctors and acquiring and maintaining equipment, schedule piano classes, administer the student placement process, coordinate standard exams); Participate on committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Music from an accredited institution; Demonstrated success in developing Class Piano curriculum; Demonstrated success in teaching Class Piano courses; Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated success in leading a Class Piano program with multiple teaching faculty; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
  • Additional Information: This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning August 20, 2018. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by October 16, 2017 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
Cover Letter
Resume/CV
  • Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.
  • 10/23 The ad came out one day after the deadline. Are they even serious about this search? *internal candidate alert

SUNY Fredonia: Lecturer - Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 20 October 2017)Edit

  • The Fredonia School of Music invites applications for a Lecturer in Collaborative Piano to assist with the School's piano program, with particular emphasis on further development of the Masters degree in Performance-Collaborative Piano. This is a full-time, one-year renewable appointment.
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of the School of Music, the successful candidate will: Teach Collaborative Piano classes; Teach Class Piano to music majors as needed and assigned; Contribute to the Masters program in Performance-Collaborative Piano; Contribute to curriculum development and refinement; Provide academic advisement to students; Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in music from an accredited institution; Demonstrated experience teaching collaborative piano skills (sight-reading, transposing, improvisation, etc.); Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in music from an accredited institution; Demonstrated success in leading a Collaborative Piano Program; Demonstrated success in teaching Class Piano; Excellent piano performance skills; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
  • Additional Information: This is a full-time, term appointed, non-tenure track position beginning August 20, 2018. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by October 20, 2017 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
Cover Letter
Resume/CV
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SUNY Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Keyboard (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 02 October 2017)Edit

  • Posting Number: U - 00239
  • Local Title if different: Assistant Professor of Keyboard
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt
  • Obligation: Academic Year
  • Appointment Start date: 09/01/2018
  • Appointment End date: 08/31/2020
  • Salary Grade: FAC
  • Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
  • Department: CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • Search Contact(s): Heather Wheeler, Search Committee Chair
  • Search Contact Phone/Extension: 315-267-3192
  • Search Contact Email: wheelehl@potsdam.edu
  • Job Summary/Basic Function: Full-time, tenure-track position with teaching responsibilities in keyboard skills and functional keyboard for undergraduate music majors and possibly non-music majors. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position.
  • Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in area appropriate to class piano/keyboard; demonstrated excellence in college-level group piano teaching; communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues; a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed doctorate in an appropriate field; evidence of relevant scholarly and/or creative activity; work, research or teaching involving underrepresented groups; collaborative work across various departments in fostering the success of underrepresented groups.
  • Supervisor: Dean of the Crane School of Music
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a document listing at least three professional references with current e-mail and telephone contact information, describing briefly how long you have known each reference and in what capacity. No additional materials are requested at this time, but applicants may be requested at a later stage in the process to supply additional information, including video samples of teaching activity.
  • 12/14 Additional materials requested 

Texas A&M International University: Assistant Professional in Music (Deadline: 23 February 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professional in Music
  • Agency: Texas A&M International University
  • Department: Dept, Fine & Performing Arts
  • Proposed Minimum Salary: Commensurate
  • Job Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Job Duties: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and maintain a commitment to teaching, producing scholarly/creative research, and participating in service activities appropriate for the candidate’s given rank. Candidates applying for this position will be required to teach piano class, applied lessons with at least 60% of load as collaborative pianist.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in music/ piano focus.
  • Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Active research and/or performing career
  • Required Documents:
  • Application must include a letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Links for video recordings of solo/ensemble performances
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts must be attached to the application.
  • Application Procedure: Applications are due by 2/23/18. The start date for the position is Fall 2018.

Texas Christian University: Professor of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music (Deadline: 15 October 2017)Edit

  • Position Title: Professor of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music
  • Position Number: 2017-F103
  • School/College: College of Fine Arts
  • Department: Music
  • Position: Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music (fulltime, tenure-track)
  • Date of Appointment: August 2018
  • Duties: Assume an active role in developing the collaborative piano and chamber music programs at TCU. Teaching duties may include applied lessons in collaborative piano and courses in collaborative piano literature according to experience and expertise. Actively recruit students for the Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano. Serve as mentor to students in the collaborative piano program. Coach students in all aspects of collaborative playing, including vocal accompanying and instrumental chamber music. Maintain an active professional artistic profile, advise undergraduate and graduate majors, participate in departmental activities appropriate for a faculty member at a major research university. Other duties as defined by the Director of the School of Music.
  • Rank and Salary: Tenure track position; rank and salary negotiable depending on experience.
  • Contract Period: August 2018-May 2019
  • Qualifications Required: Doctorate or equivalent experience. Demonstrable success in teaching at the college level. Performing experience as a collaborative pianist in both vocal and instrumental areas.
  • Applications: Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, programs, additional references, copies of publications and/or other examples of scholarship and teaching success, three confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hremployment@tcu.edu. Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Uploading instructions are available at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty. Application review will begin October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • 1/11/18 Any action on this position yet? Possible nepotism alert. 

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Practice (Collaborative Piano) (Deadline: 01 December 2017)Edit

  • Extended Job Title: Asst Professor of Practice
  • Requisition ID: 12223BR
  • Work Location: Lubbock
  • Campus: Texas Tech University
  • Department: School of Music
  • Position Requirements: The terminal degree in piano (DMA or PhD), MM in Piano Performance, and/or equivalent professional experience. Collaborative work at the university level. A record of professional activity and or creative research that demonstrates emerging or established national recognition in the field of collaborative piano is desirable. Working knowledge of current practice, pedagogy, and theory in piano technique, accompaniment, coaching, pedagogy, and literature for varied performing opportunities with a vision towards future developments and the potential to help guide and grow the keyboard program. A record of successful collaborative work with faculty and guest artists as well as students and ensembles of varied levels. A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations, and strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service: duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities in the department, college, the university, and the community.
  • Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
  • The successful candidate will:
Collaborate with staff and students, and guest artists on recitals and juries.
Instruct pianists of all levels of ability and engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice, and/or scholarship.
Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of collaborative piano, seek out opportunities to coach and perform broadly across the keyboard curriculum with students of all levels, faculty and guest artists.
As a collaborative departmental citizen, actively participate in departmental, college and university service, including committee work and academic support services in support of the School of Music, the College, and the University as a whole; recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students into the varied keyboard programs; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); assist in maintaining the keyboard area’s accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); and student advising, supervision of student organizations, and participation in sponsored off-campus activities.
Work well with colleagues within and outside the School, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations.
Where appropriate, demonstrate the potential to bring external funding to the School/College
  • Required Qualifications: Normally, a master’s degree in the discipline or the substantiated equivalent in professional experience of ten (10) years or more.
  • Preferred Qualifications: The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have a superior knowledge of performance skills, outstanding accompaniment ability, facility in working with young and advanced students, and an active record of collaborative keyboard achievement that includes national/international/regional/community engagement and/or collaboration. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practice in collaborative piano performance. Sufficient experience in accompanying, coaching, teaching related to the position of hire. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable
  • Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Pay Basis: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 800
  • Pay Statement: Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
  • 11/6 Posting on Chronicle Vitae says the deadline is December 1.
  • 2/11 any news?

Trinity Laban Conservatoire: Head of Piano & Keyboard Instruments (Deadline: 9 March 2018)Edit

  • HEAD OF PIANO AND KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
  • Contract: Full-time, permanent
  • Salary: £43,638 - £51,367 (Including LWA)
  • Following the announcement of the resignation of Peter Tuite in order to resume his performing and recording career, the Faculty of Music wishes to recruit a dynamic and respected musician and educator to the post of Head of Keyboard.
  • If successful, you will provide inspiration, vision and leadership for the department, and will design, deliver and develop the department’s various learning opportunities. You will be responsible for recruiting students; for recruiting, managing and developing Trinity Laban’s exceptional teaching staff; for planning an outstanding, internationally recognised series of concerts, masterclasses and events; and for developing initiatives and partnerships both within Trinity Laban and externally.
  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent, you will have extensive and proven music / music education leadership experience (ideally including team, budget and project management), outstanding communication and organisational abilities, an extensive professional network and performance profile, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment. Most significantly, you will have the vision and passion to engage with the outstanding musicians of tomorrow. 
  • For any queries, please email staffrecruitment@trinitylaban.ac.uk or contact Chloe Roper, HR Services and Resourcing Officer on 020 305 4382.
  • Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 9 March 2018 (no agencies)
  • Interviews: 14 March 2018
  • CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

University of Idaho: Instructor Faculty-Vocal Coach & Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 01 March 2018)Edit

  • Position Title: Instructor Faculty-Vocal Coach & Collaborative Pianist
  • Department: Hampton School of Music
  • Employee Category: Faculty
  • Tenure Tracking: Not Applicable
  • Rank: Instructor
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Pay Range: $33,000 to $36,000, DOE
  • Type of Appointment: Academic Year
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Position Summary: The Lionel Hampton School of Music’s Instructor-Vocal Coach & Collaborative Pianist position is a non-tenure-track, nine-month appointment starting Fall 2018. This position teaches courses needed for the voice performance major at both undergraduate and graduate levels and provides coaching and supplementary language diction study, style and performance instruction, and performance practice to all voice majors (graduate & undergraduate). This position is solely responsible for piano accompaniment for all graduate students in voice, first year students in voice, and accompanies at all upper division standing juries.
  • Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach diction for singers. Serve as coach/collaborative pianist for vocal majors. Other responsibilities as per departmental needs and applicants qualifications.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Music from an accredited institution. Record of successful vocal coaching. Record of successful accompanying.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Music. Emphasis in vocal performance or a related discipline. Multiple areas of teaching expertise. Record of success as an instructor at the college level. Strong communication/interpersonal skills with flexible attitude and ability to work successfully as a team player.
  • Posting Number: F000648P
  • Posting Date: 01/25/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants
  • 1. Complete the online application at http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/jobs
  • 2. Submit the following via the online application system: curriculum vitae; application letter that specifically addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications; names and contact information for five references.
  • 3. Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation will be required and should be mailed to: Chair, Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist Search Committee, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015, Moscow, ID 83844-4015.
  • Initial review of applicants will begin Thursday, March 1, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Patti Heath at pattih@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6233 with any questions.
  • Doctorate "preferred" but top of the pay range is $36,000?!?

University of Lethbridge: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 31 October 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Piano - Tenure Track
  • Position Details: The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Piano at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • A completed doctorate is preferred. Applicants who are ABD and/or nearing completion of their degree or those with commensurate professional experience will also be considered. “Commensurate professional experience” refers to a substantial career as a performing artist with an equal reputation as a pedagogue at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Piano Studio. Teaching duties in other areas of the Music Department, such as Musicianship Skills, Music Theory or Music History, will be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary proficiencies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the M.Mus. Music graduate program. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/performance/ creative activities. Administrative contributions to the Department of Music, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and University community are expected.
  • Interested applicants are asked to submit the following documents through the online portal:
a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise and professional activity,
a current curriculum vitae
statement of teaching philosophy
audio and/or video samples of recent performances
  • Applicants will also be asked to input the names and contact information of three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be sent a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.
  • Electronic image, audio, or video submissions must be received on a USB drive, or made accessible via a link to a live URL in the event that they exceed 9 MB.
  • USB drives and URLs may be sent by mail, or email to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126
E-mail: finearts.dean@uleth.ca
  • Please ensure that your name and the name of the position are referred to in any additional emailed or mailed documents.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date of October 31, 2017.
  • The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

University of Louisville: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 15 December 2017)Edit

  • Rank / Salary: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, tenure-track
  • Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Effective Date: August 1, 2018
  • 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 two years required experience beyond teaching experience gained in a graduate degree program. Experience directing master classes, workshops, and clinics required. Experience in teaching related courses in piano literature and piano ensemble.
  • Principal Duties: Teach applied piano majors and principals in baccalaureate and master’s degree programs along with teaching related courses in piano literature and piano ensemble. 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.
  • Applications: All applicants must apply online at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs/ for Job ID34323. Please attach a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications and detailed curriculum vitae. In addition, please submit online the info for the electronic link(s) of a recent solo performance (additional materials may include video of a master class presentation, collaborative performance or teaching demonstration if available), 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. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.
  • NOTE: Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.
  • 11/1 This university had an opening last year for Artist Teacher/Performer. Did that search fail and this is the new position?
  • 2/19 Skype interview completed 

University of Michigan: Teacher of Jazz Piano (Deadline: 15 November 2017)Edit

  • Job Opening ID: 148785
  • Working Title: Teacher of Jazz Piano
  • Job Title: ASST PROFESSOR
  • Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Department: School of Music,Theatre&Dance
  • Posting Begin/End Date: 10/11/2017 – 11/15/2017
  • How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including evidence of performance and teaching activity, and a list of five references with contact information (letters are not required at this time). (Do not send recordings at this time). Applications should be received by November 15, 2017, to ensure full consideration. Materials should be sent to: smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu Please add Jazz Teacher in the subject line of the email.
  • Responsibilities: Teach jazz piano to undergraduate and Masters’ level jazz majors and qualified students in other curricula within the School of Music, Theatre & Dance; recruit students of high caliber; maintain national and international recognition as performer and teacher; participate in faculty governance responsibilities. Other teaching duties to include combo coaching, graduate improvisation and possible coursework in Jazz History, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition or other areas in accordance with candidate’s interest and expertise.
  • RANK: OPEN
  • Required Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of jazz repertoire and improvisation pedagogy; sustained and distinguished professional record as a performer and teacher.

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Piano (Deadline: 01 October 2017)Edit

  • Job ID: 24117
  • Location: UMKC Volker Campus
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • The Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri – Kansas City is seeking applicants for our an Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Piano faculty position. This is a 9-month, full-time, Tenured/Tenure-Track, benefits eligible position. Rank will be determined based upon experience and credentials.
  • Job Description: Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teach all applied piano levels, chamber music, and piano literature to both undergraduate and graduate students. Maintain a nationally prominent performance / research career. Contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the Keyboard Studies Division. Contribute to the academic and service environments that are characteristic of a conservatory within a university. Enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated successful experience teaching piano in a university setting; evidence of the ability to recruit and retain students; significant record of appropriate scholarly / creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance (ABD considered) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full-time, benefits eligible.
  • Salary: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Instructions: 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 at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ , use keyword ‘piano’.
  • Supporting materials: Please have three of your references send confidential letters of recommendation directly to Carol Dale dalec@umkc.edu or to:
Piano Search
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Review of applicants: Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/28 Additional materials requested.
  • 12/4 Haven't received official word that this search is completed, but it appears to be as this was very recently posted: https://conservatory.umkc.edu/release.cfm?cont=1C2EE311
  • 12/4 (2) He is the internal candidate for the position, and will mostly likely get the permanent position. 
  • 12/4 (3) If it were listed as Assistant, probably, but you never know with open rank advertisements - coming in with tenure/matched salary to a conservatory in a major metro is enough to lure a big name teacher/player away from elsewhere (and some of the people who I have heard applied for this easily fit into both categories, and then some).
  • 12/7 UMKC did have a job posting last year for an "Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano," so the above link (which was posted July 19, by the way) is announcing the person hired for that job (non-tenure-track). The above search for an open rank tenure-track search for Fall 2018 is presumably still in progress.
  • 1/29 Finalists scheduled

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Jack Strandberg / Missouri Endowed Chair of Piano (Professor) (Deadline: 01 October 2017) FILLED: Alon GoldsteinEdit

  • Job ID: 24113
  • Location: UMKC Volker Campus
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • The Conservatory of Music and Dance at University of Missouri – Kansas City is seeking applicants for our esteemed Jack Strandberg Missouri Endowed Chair of Piano faculty position at Professor rank. This is a 9-month, full-time, Tenured/Tenure-Track, benefits eligible position. Rank will be determined based upon experience and credentials.
  • Job Description: Position responsibilities include teaching all applied piano levels and chamber music to undergraduate and graduate students; maintain a nationally and internationally prominent performance / research career; contribute to the enhancement of all facets of the keyboard Studies Division; contribute to the academic and service environments that are characteristic to a conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated highly successful experience teaching piano in a university setting; strong evidence of the ability to recruit and retain excellent students; significant record of national and international scholarly/creative activity; doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience.
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full-time, benefits eligible.
  • Salary: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Instructions: 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 at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ , use keyword ‘piano’.
  • Supporting materials: Please have three of your references send confidential letters of recommendation directly to Carol Dale dalec@umkc.edu or to:
Piano Search
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
417 Olson PAC
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Review of applicants: Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Finalists scheduled.
  • 2/5 General email received announcing that the position has been filled
  • https://conservatory.umkc.edu/release.cfm?cont=1C2EE41F

University of New South Wales: Lecturer (Piano) (Deadline: 25 August 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Lecturer in Music (Piano)
  • Job ID: 59149
  • Location: Kensington
  • Department: School of the Arts and Media
  • About the role: $103,047 - $121,478 pa plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading, Continuing, Full-time
  • An outstanding and versatile pianist is required to lead classical music performance teaching. The incumbent will contribute to teaching in music performance and other relevant music courses, leadership of the Creative Practice (Performance) stream of the Bachelor of Music, and the supervision of Honours and higher degree research students.
  • Post is available from January 2018.
  • About the successful applicant: To be successful in this role you will:
An outstanding track record of publication and/or creative work in a relevant area of music performance as a pianist.
Teaching experience in a tertiary institution and a PhD or other Doctoral qualification in a relevant field from a recognised institution
  • You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.
  • Contact: Associate Professor Manolete Mora, E: m.mora@unsw.edu.au, T: (61 2) 9385 7163
  • Applications close: 25 August 2017

University of Northern Iowa: Temp - Piano Studio Instructor (Deadline: 12 January 2018)Edit

  • Position Title: Temp - Piano Studio Instructor
  • Full Consideration Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Advertising Started on: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Department: School of Music
  • Salary: $29.25/hr - $29.25/hr
  • Percent of Time/Week: 40%
  • Service Schedule: Calendar Year
  • Position Description: Teaches weekly private piano lessons; prepares instructional curriculum; and selects appropriate repertoire for individual student performance opportunities.
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in area of music expertise required.
  • Required Qualifications: At least three years of college performance experience as a soloist and/or an ensemble member required. At least one semester of music education or pedagogy class or one year of experience private teaching also required. Student experience will be considered.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Professional teaching experience, background in music education/pedagogy learning environments (master classes, festivals), and professional development experiences outside the educational setting preferred.
  • Application Type: This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
  • Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
  • Number of References: 3
  • Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
  • To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.
  • Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
  • Contact: Heather Hamilton - heather.hamilton@uni.edu, Russell Hall 142, Phone: 319-273-2142
  • Department URL: https://cms.uni.edu

University of South Alabama: Assistant Professor of Music (Collaborative Piano/Piano) (Deadline: 15 November 2017)Edit

  • Department of Music: Collaborative Piano/Piano
  • The Department of Music at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position to teach Collaborative Piano/Piano. The starting date is August 15, 2018.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in music or extraordinary professional experience (candidates with an earned Masters and with significant progress toward the doctorate may be considered). The candidate will show evidence of a high level of performance as collaborative artist, as studio teacher/coach and as soloist. The candidate should have knowledge and the ability to teach in another area such as music education, music business, music theory/technology, or music history.
  • Responsibilities: Collaborate with faculty in recitals, collaborate with students in recital/recital class, accompany large ensembles, perform as soloist, teach applied piano, teach piano skills, including technique, chord chart reading and accompanying. Assist with piano pedagogy/class piano. Potentially teach in one of the following secondary areas--music education, music business, music theory/technology, or music history. Contribute to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Recruit domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Application: Please apply electronically and be prepared to attach a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of three references.
  • Arrange to have official transcripts sent from all universities attended to the Search Committee Chair at
Dr. Robert Holm
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center #1072
5751 USA Drive S.
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
  • The search committee will request video of collaborative performances with brass, winds, strings, voice and solo performances to be sent electronically at a later date.
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

University of South Florida: Research Associate (Group Piano Instructor) (Deadline: None listed, posted 30 November 2017)Edit

  • Job Title: Research Associate (Group Piano Instructor)
  • Job ID: 15133
  • Location: USF Tampa
  • Full/Part Time: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Department: USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences / 0-6118-000
  • College/Division: USF Health - Morsani College of Medicine
  • Salary Plan: Temporary
  • Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $20.00-$25.00/hr.
  • Position Summary: This position will be assisting in a research study to evaluate the impact of a standardized piano protocol to teach adult group piano classes. The instructor would be responsible for teaching several classes of group piano daily. These classes include basic piano technique (e.g., scales, arpeggios, finger-exercises), music theory, and piano repertoire in support of a research project. Trainers are required to note participation and compliance in training activities as well as evaluate learning throughout the program.
  • Duties: Instruct several piano classes that consists of beginning adult learners. Instruction of all classes MUST be based upon a prescribed group piano training protocol. This includes following the lesson sequence (e.g., switching from ensemble to independent learning throughout the class). Maintains positive relationships and dialogue with all adults enrolled in the program. Able to maintain data and records on each participant’s achievement in the program, as well as administers pre/post-piano training evaluation. Attends lab meetings to assist on the project. Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in music or any related field, piano expertise, and piano teaching experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A degree in piano pedagogy or related music field is preferred. Experience working with beginning adult musicians and/or research expertise on clinical trials is preferred.
  • Information for Applicants: This position is subject to a Level 2 criminal background check.
  • How To Apply: Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Assistant Professor (Keyboard Area Coordinator) (Deadline: 28 February 2018, but review begins 01 January 2018)Edit

  • Assistant Professor Keyboard Area Coordinator, Music - 170000010M
  • Description: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position as Keyboard Area Coordinator beginning August 1, 2018.
  • Responsibilities include solo performance, applied piano instruction, directing Piano Studies area, student recruitment, performance with faculty colleagues, development activities, active participation in the work of the faculty, other duties as assigned. Additional expectations will include developing and maintaining the piano curriculum, advising piano performance majors, organizing the Piano Arts Festival, maintaining student chapter of MTNA, representing UTC and serving as a liaison with local, regional and national professional organizations.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:
Earned doctorate in Piano Performance or closely related field.
Proven experience in fields such as college-level teaching, solo and collaborative performances.
Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses in piano performance, pedagogy, literature.
Candidates should also demonstrate stylistic versatility in performance and teaching.
Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Preferred experience and qualifications include an ability to work with the professional and amateur music community, secondary organ and/or harpsichord experience, Suzuki piano certification, entrepreneurial skills.
  • Application Procedures: Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
Cover letter/letter of interest
CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
Unofficial transcripts
Evidence of successful solo and collaborative performances
Video of successful solo and chamber performances posted to a file-sharing site, such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
  • Review of applicants will begin on January 1, 2018. Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who apply before February 28, 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

University of Tennessee at Martin: Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: 15 March 2018)Edit

  • Collaborative Pianist, Full-Time, Term Appointment, Renewable Yearly
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Date Posted: January 29, 2018
  • Type: Non tenure track
  • Salary: 41,000-41,000
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Job Responsibilities: Duties include accompanying faculty, guest artists, and student instrumental and vocal majors in the following activities within the UTM Department of Music: individual recitals, auditions, lessons, studio classes, honors recital hour performances, recital hearings, and juries. Ensemble responsibilities may include, but are not limited to accompanying major and independent ensembles, opera and musical theatre, as well as additional assignments according to individual expertise. Additional collaborative projects may be requested and other related tasks may be assigned by the department chair.
  • Required Educational Qualifications and Work Experience: Master of Music degree in collaborative piano, accompanying, or piano performance required – with a minimum of two years of accompanying experience at the college/university level. DMA or ABD in collaborative piano, accompanying, or piano performance preferred.
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2018
  • Required Application Materials: Qualified applicants must apply online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/fac_emp.php and attach a letter of interest and curriculum vitae and links to video only examples of 30 minutes of collaborative music. Emphasis on instrumental, but vocal collaboration should be included. Question or inquires may be directed to Dr. Julie Hill, Chair, Department of Music jhill@utm.edu.
  • Applications accepted until March 15, 2018.

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley: Lecturer in Applied and Collaborative Piano (3-years, 2 positions) (Deadline: 08 January 2018)Edit

  • Posting Number: FRGV0658
  • Working Title: School of Music: Three Year Lecturer in Applied and Collaborative Piano
  • Number of Vacancies: 2
  • Location: Rio Grande Valley
  • Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
  • FTE: 1
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for 3-year Lecturer positions in Applied and Collaborative Piano (two positions) to join the School of Music in Fall 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching applied piano and other piano-related courses; accompanying undergraduate and graduate instrumental and vocal students; and other duties assigned by the Director of the School of Music/Dean. The position requires a demonstrated record of successful solo and collaborative performance and a successful teaching record at the university level. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly/performance and recruitment activities. This position requires instruction on both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. Other expectations include enthusiastic participation in recruitment/outreach events, collegial participation in service activities, and student mentoring. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for a 3-Year Lecturer. UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).
  • Minimum Qualifications: Doctor of Musical Arts degree is required from an accredited university, experience teaching applied and class piano, and successful record of solo and collaborative performance experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: University level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant demonstrated success in recruitment, experience working with instrumental soloists and vocalists, and evidence of working collegially within a multi-faculty piano area.
  • Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018
  • Open Date: 10/10/2017
  • Close Date: 01/08/2018

University of Utah: Assistant Professor in Piano (Deadline: 07 January 2018)Edit

  • Proposed Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Department: 00078 - School of Music
  • Track: Tenure Track
  • New Position to Begin: July 01, 2018
  • DUTIES: (1) Maintain a record of performances that indicates continuing growth and national/international visibility; (2) teach studio piano and other possible teaching assignments in support of the needs of the School of Music; (3) supervise undergraduate recitals, graduate recitals, and DMA documents; (4) recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate piano majors; (5) contribute to the coordination and advancement of the Piano curriculum; (6) participate on committees, including doctoral committees; (7) and perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Earned doctorate in Piano Performance or its equivalent in professional experience; (2) demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; (3) artist-level performer. In addition to a vibrant solo/chamber concert career, commercial recordings and/or being under professional management are desirable. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in performance, who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction, as defined in our retention, tenure, and promotion guidelines. https://music.utah.edu/faculty/resources.php
  • Special Instructions for Candidates: The letter of application, CV (including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 to 5 persons who can provide references), 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded directly by recommenders), succinct teaching philosophy statement, and (unofficial) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted electronically. In the cover letter please submit a link (URL) to an unedited 30-minute video of recent solo performances. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates should complete their on-line application prior to January 07, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Candidates who proceed to the final level will be required to participate in a routine criminal background check and to provide official transcripts. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Prof. Ning Lu, Chair of the Search Committee, at ning.lu@music.utah.edu. Do not send other materials unless requested. Appointment is subject to available funding.
  • Open Date: 09/27/2017
  • Any news here?
  • 1/21 They're calling references.
  • 2/15 Have they set up skype or in-person interviews?

University of Valley Forge: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano & Music Theory (Deadline: No deadline listed, posted 01 December 2017)Edit

  • The University of Valley Forge seeks a full-time professor in the area of music education to commence in August 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Essential Responsibilities: Teach 12 credit hours per semester. Teaching areas may include: Music theory (4 levels), aural skills (4 levels), fundamentals of music, applied piano, class piano I & II, piano pedagogy, other courses as needed based on qualifications. Demonstrate teaching competence in applied piano, class piano, music theory, aural skills, and music technology courses. Assist Department Chair with selected administrative duties related to the graduate music technology program. Advise students in academic program and career objectives. Accompany students in department recitals. Promote and recruit students. Actively support and participate in department events and initiatives. Serve on departmental and institutional committees. Be a collegial member of a dynamic, interactive faculty. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in accordance to the UVF lifestyle standards. Demonstrate commitment to the university mission of preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Preference given to candidates with teaching experience on the university level. Knowledge in music technology desired. A member of an Assemblies of God church. The University of Valley Forge is part of an international network of Assembles of God colleges and universities. As an educational resource center, the College prepares Pentecostal leaders according to Luke 2:52 – intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially.
  • To be considered for this position, please complete the Application at the link provided below and attach your CV and/or résumé: https://rightsignature.com/forms/UVF-Faculty-Appli-274c97/token/2861873b39a
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18.

Washington University in St. Louis: Teacher of Applied Music (Part-time) (Deadline: 01 March 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Teacher of Applied Music (Part-time) - 39207
  • Job ID: 39207
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Music Department for the Danforth Campus.
  • Essential Functions: We are looking for a dynamic classroom instructor in piano for both non-majors and majors. Essential functions include teaching multiple sections of Class Piano I and multiple sections of Class Piano II.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy or Performance or DMA; previous class piano teaching experience at the university level.
  • Applicant Special Instructions: Upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please apply online to this posting. You will need to create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading ADDITIONAL documents to your profile.

Weber State University: Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 08 March 2018)Edit

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor of Music
  • Requisition Number: 11325
  • Tenure Track: Yes
  • The Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor of music, starting in July 2018, with a generous full benefits package including medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, and free tickets to athletic and performing arts events.
  • Specialization: Demonstrated excellence in piano performance and exceptional piano teaching skills in private lesson and group class settings; outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of piano teaching literature; and ability to foster a positive learning environment for college and pre-college piano students.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Teach applied piano lessons to piano majors/minors;
  • Teach assigned weekly group classes and private lessons to pre-college piano students in the WSU Piano Preparatory Program;
  • Teach the piano accompanying class to piano and vocal major students; and
  • Assist the Director of WSU Piano Preparatory Program with administrative responsibilities.
  • Additional teaching duties may include teaching applied piano lessons to non-piano major students, college group piano classes for music majors, or other courses depending on department/program needs and growth, and the chosen candidate's qualifications.
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain active scholarly/creative professional activities, recruit piano students from in state, nationally, and internationally, take part in piano student advising, as well as participate in departmental, college, university committees and professional service.
  • Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, with a generous full benefits package.
  • Education: Doctorate degree in Piano Performance (must be completed by July 1, 2018).
  • Experience: Extensive pedagogical training in piano and demonstrated evidence of success with college level piano teaching. Accomplished artist-level piano performer with continuing national and international visibility. Minimum of two years of group piano teaching experience in a university piano preparatory program setting to pre-college piano students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in piano student recruitment. Expertise and extensive experience in piano accompanying and chamber music coaching.
  • Notes/Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should apply and complete the online faculty/staff data form and upload the required applicant documents, including: 1) application letter, 2) resume or curriculum vita, 3) official terminal degree transcripts, 4) contact information (phone number and emails) of at least three references, and 5) Other Document 1, to provide Internet links to your most recent piano performance videos: (a) Solo Performance (Approximately 20 minutes), including at least one solo selection from the Baroque or Classical era and at least one solo selection from the Romantic or Contemporary era. Single movements are permissible; and (b) A Collaborative Performance of Piano Accompanying and/or Chamber Music (Approximately 10 minutes).
  • Questions regarding the search should be sent to Dr. Yu-Jane Yang, Piano Search Committee Chair, Weber State University at yyang@weber.edu.
  • Please Note: Teaching demonstration videos of group and private piano teaching as well as three confidential current letters of recommendation may be requested AFTER the pre-screening stage of the application materials. Please do not send these until requested.
  • Applications must be received by March 8, 2018.
  • Job Open Date: 02-06-2018
  • Job Close Date: 03-08-2018

Western Illinois University: Music Assistant Professor, Theory/Class Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2017)Edit

  • APPOINTMENT: August, 2018
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach written and/or aural theory and class piano. Additional teaching assignments dependent upon qualifications and departmental need.
  • RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Theory, Piano Pedagogy or other appropriately related terminal degree.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful college teaching experience.
  • For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
  • APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
5) one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
  • In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
  • Screening will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Anita Hardeman at A-Hardeman@wiu.edu
  • Also posted at Music Theory/Composition 2017-18.
  • 12/14 Additional materials requested 
  • 11/20 Additional materials requested. The amount and specificity of materials they requested for round two is absurd.
  • 2/19 References contacted 

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