Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2018-19. This page is for jobs that begin in 2019.

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Also, I am copying the guidelines from the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12 . I think we can all agree that we should strive to keep this page as easy to read as possible to maximize its usefulness.

1. Please place new positions in alphabetical order. Note that "University of X" should be alphabetized by U as first sort, and X as second sort within the U listings.

2. Please mark the title of the position using the H3 header.

3. Please include the deadline and a web link to the ad/website; PLEASE follow the format of other entries.

4. For logging comments or updates, please begin your entry with a bullet point. Each entry should have a separate line.

5. For substantive comments or updates about status, interaction, etc., please include the date at the beginning of your entry so that users can scan the info quickly for new entries.

6. Please do not post names in "Accepted Offers" until an offer has actually been accepted. Do not post a name if an offer has merely been extended, as this is not fair to the candidate's students, or to the candidate him/herself, who may need to negotiate with his/her current institution, etc. Ideally names will only be posted on the wiki by the candidate him/herself, after accepting an offer, or by a third party with some corroborating evidence (university press release, link to successful candidate's website with announcement, etc), but I know that's not always possible since people hear things through social media or word of mouth. If you want to post a name of a pianist that you know has accepted an offer, please include something about the source of the information (not just "gossip" or "the grapevine").

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

Jobs for 2019Edit

Colorado Christian University: Coordinator of Keyboard Studies/Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 08 August 2018)Edit

  • The School of Music at Colorado Christian University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies. Along with performance excellence and proven strong traditional pedagogical technique, the successful candidate should be technologically savvy, have knowledge and experience in contemporary keyboard use and the use of the keyboard in evangelical worship, the ability to teach collaborative piano, chord comping and improvisation, and coach chamber music ensembles as needs arise. Faculty rank will be determined based upon experience and education.
  • Faculty members of Colorado Christian University (CCU) teach assigned courses for which they are highly qualified within the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS). Each faculty member uses effective instruction techniques as a subject matter expert, but their primary responsibility is to integrate field-specific pedagogies with the Holy Bible and their personal experience with Jesus Christ. They are also expected to integrate and teach CCU’s spiritual, academic, and cultural Strategic Priorities.
  • Other duties are to support the mission and vision of CCU. This may include actively participating in committee/task force/team meetings, writing curriculum, reporting on assessments/outcomes, advancing scholarship, engaging with the community, supporting colleagues, or doing other work assigned by the dean. Faculty members are expected to keep regular office hours to engage with students and assist them with their academics or other activities that support the University’s holistic approach.
  • This position begins July 1, 2019.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach piano lessons and beginning class piano, including creation of syllabi, grading rubrics, and communicating requirements/deadlines to all piano students.
  • Supervise part-time piano instructors, including hiring, orientation, assignment of students to teachers, scheduling of piano lessons, and dealing with teacher/student relationships.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the pianos and keyboards in the music building, including communication with the tuner/technician as well as planning the tuning and maintenance schedule each year.
  • Recruit piano students, working with Admissions to contact new students and hear piano auditions of prospective students.
  • Monitor the performance expectations of piano majors, including supervising sectional recitals for pianists, and overseeing the required half and full recitals.
  • Oversee and administer the Piano Proficiency Test, which is given to all music majors and minors.
  • Liaison with the local and state piano teaching community (local music teacher associations, CSMTA, etc.)
  • Assist the Dean, the Instrumental Coordinator, and the Vocal Coordinator in hiring and supervising accompanists for the choirs, voice students, and instrumental students.
  • Serve on University and School of Music committees as needed.
  • Perform and accompany at University events as needed
  • Write the assessment reports on Piano Proficiency
  • Teach Piano Pedagogy and Piano Literature when needed
  • Additional teaching responsibilities as needed.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A terminal degree in a related field from an accredited college/university is preferred; master’s degree is required (doctoral level preferred). Each faculty member must be considered highly qualified as outlined by the University’s accreditation and academic standards.
  • Three or more years of successful teaching experience in a college or university is preferred, with a proven track record of student learning and engagement through previous classroom evaluations by students, faculty, and administration.
  • Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Passionate about Christ-centered higher education and dedicated to the integration of faith and learning in their field. Deeply committed to student success.
  • Proficient in appropriate Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to use appropriate software/technology (Blackboard) in the learning environment.
  • Committed to learning new ideas for classroom presentations and dynamic class interactions to engage student learning in a meaningful way consistent with the University’s mission.
  • Nature of Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
  • Spiritual Requirements:
  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  • Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  • Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  • Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.
  • rejection letter 8/24

University of Maryland Baltimore County: Assistant Professor of Music - Piano Performance (Deadline: 01 November, 2018, posted 19 August, 2018) Edit

  • The Department of Music at UMBC seeks an Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) in Piano Performance, to begin August 23, 2019. As an active performer, this individual will be responsible for teaching and successfully recruiting piano performance majors, with additional teaching, advising, and service responsibilities assigned based on candidate expertise and departmental needs.  
  • The successful applicant will be an active performer who is experienced in classical and contemporary art music, but who may have expertise in musics of other cultural traditions that reflect the candidate’s areas of interest and abilities. Demonstrated excellence in teaching piano is required. This individual will be a skilled soloist and chamber musician, and will perform with the faculty contemporary ensemble Ruckus as well as in other faculty chamber music performances. A secondary research area is not required, but may include composition, conducting, or music history or theory. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences are urged to submit an application.
  • Salary competitive. Doctorate preferred, or M.M. with equivalent performance experience required; successful teaching of undergraduate level students or equivalent graduate training is desired. Applicant should send a current CV; a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; and current contact information for three references. Additionally, all candidates must submit a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • For best consideration, please submit all application materials by November 1, 2018 via Interfolio ( ).  Applications will be accepted until filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Cella, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the Department of Music is NASM accredited and constituted of a growing diverse and supportive community enrolling 160 undergraduate majors. Housed in the University’s striking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (2014), the music wing includes a 350-seat performance space with superior acoustics, new 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and fully equipped recording and keyboard labs.  All tenure-track faculty maintain robust careers in performance, conducting, or composing on the regional, national, and international level, with many having a research focus in contemporary art-music. Some additional areas of interest within the department include teaching artistry, social change through music, culturally-responsive pedagogy, music technology, entrepreneurship, music theory, early music, gospel music, jazz, and music from a diverse array of other cultural traditions. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, the Department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music.  See for more details.
  • UMBC, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.  We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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