Academic Jobs Wiki

Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2019-20. This page is for jobs that begin in 2020.

Piano 2020-21 (for jobs beginning in 2021)

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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.

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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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Schools with Accepted Offers[]

Format for this section:

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

Converse College: Steven Graff (Hunter College, CUNY)

Duke University: Ieva Jokubaviciute (Shenandoah, MANNES MM)

Mercer University: Elizabeth Pridgen (JUILLIARD MM)

Washington State University: Fabio Menchetti (UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI)

Pennsylvania State University: Melody Quah (Elizabethtown College PA, PEABODY/JOHN HOPKINS)

Brigham Young University: Jihae Hong (SUNY)

Sam Houston State University: Diego Caetano (Amarillo College, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER)

University of Memphis: Jonathan Tsay (University of Memphis, UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL) 

Wichita State University: Meg Gray (Wichita State University, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA)

South Dakota State University: Mark Stevens (Washington State University, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON)

Texas Tech University: Daniel del Pino (Katarina Gurska)

West Texas A&M University: Sarah Rushing (Virginia Tech, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER)

Eastern New Mexico University: Miles Massicotte (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY 2018)

Washburn University: Lucy Tan (Oklahoma Pandhandle State University, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER)

Amarillo College: Wei Chen Bruce Lin (Texas Lutheran University, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY)

Jobs for 2020[]

Amarillo College: Faculty of Music - Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted 16 July 2020)[]

  • Amarillo College is accepting applications, cover letters, resumes, and links to video recordings of recent performances and other evidence of teaching success for a 9 Month Faculty Member to teach Piano and other music courses. The qualified candidate will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, and will be responsible for classroom instruction, evaluate student performance as stipulated in departmental syllabi, consult regularly with department chair regarding curriculum development, material procurement, prepare lessons, and present lectures that engage students and promote active learning.
  • Amarillo College is a 2-year Community College and an Accredited Institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
    Required: Masters Degree in Piano Performance, Piano Collaborative Studies, or Piano Pedagogy.
    Preferred: Doctoral Degree
    Superior level performing and accompanying skills and demonstrated teaching ability in applied piano and collegiate level piano proficiencies are expected.
    Secondary teaching emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy, ProTools/Recording Arts, Music Theory/Aural Skills, and/or Piano Tuning and Repair.
    Strong departmental citizenship and a collegial attitude among colleagues, students, and staff is expected of all faculty.
    Administrative experience is desired.

Offer made and accepted.

Azusa Pacific University: Music Faculty and Director of Artist Certificate Program (Deadline: December 2, 2019)[]

  • Assistant Professor
  • The Azusa Pacific University Department of Music Performance invites applications for the full-time faculty position of Music Faculty and Administrative Director of the Artist Certificate Program starting July 2020. In addition to an accredited certificate, the department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees to performance majors in Brass, Wind, or Percussion, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Voice.  The Department of Music Performance is housed within the School of Music in the College of the Arts. The College of the Arts is the premiere college on the world stage creating exceptional artistry grounded in faith. These dual aspirations extend and enrich our influence on culture.
  • Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate, certificate and graduate piano lessons, class piano, and other related courses suited to the candidate’s area of expertise in the field as assigned, i.e. chamber music, accompanying, music history, etc.  The faculty member will serve as director of the Artist Certificate program. This program provides advanced music students both domestic and internationally a conservatory-style experience that better enables them to enter the professional marketplace.  The director oversees the recruitment and application process for prospective students, advises and manages the students throughout the program. The director provides artistic, logistical, and curricular leadership for the program in collaboration with the Chair of Music Performance.  The faculty member will attend faculty meetings, advise students, serve on a committee, and participate in activities that benefit the University.  In addition, the faculty member will actively engage in the recruitment of students. May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the following:  Doctorate in Music preferred, Demonstrated excellence in teaching and performance, Successful administrative experience in Christian Higher Education, Ability to foster a positive learning environment for students, Ability to work successfully with colleagues in a collaborative setting, Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • To apply, visit Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.
  • Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

- Any update on this? - I believe dr. Andrew Park was awarded a full-time position there after being half-time in the last year

Baylor University: Lecturer in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open Until Filled)[]

  • Open Date: September 12, 2019
  • Screening of Applications will begin October 18, 2019
  • Appointment Date: August 2020
  • Baylor University announces two full-time faculty openings for the position of Lecturer in Collaborative Piano.
  • Responsibilities: Full-time positions providing collaborative pianist services for advanced students in the School of Music; one position will require expertise in instrumental collaboration; one position will require expertise in vocal collaboration; duties may include playing for individual rehearsals, lessons, studio classes, degree recitals, instrumental ensemble or opera rehearsals, juries, and other duties as needed; participate in the musical life of the School of Music.
  • Qualifications: Exemplary keyboard performance and collaboration skills; master’s degree (in hand required at time of appointment) or equivalent professional experience; doctorate in collaborative piano desirable; extensive pre-existing collaborative repertory.
  • Rank and Salary: Faculty rank of Lecturer (includes faculty benefit package); salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Application Procedure:  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit electronically a signed letter of application, curriculum vitae, repertoire list, links to recent collaborative performances, and contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation may be requested and who may be contacted. Additional materials may be requested at a future date. Baylor University uses the Interfolio application service, available at which is where all materials should be directed.
  • Contact: Please send any inquiries to Dr. Brian Marks, Chair of the Collaborative Piano Search Committee, at​​​​​​

Berklee College of Music: Full-Time Faculty - Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for two full-time faculty in the Piano Department. The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity with contemporary styles ranging from jazz through pop and have a strong foundation in classical piano. They will be a compassionate teacher and performer-serving as a mentor and role model for students. Candidates that specialize in styles such-as: neo-soul, Broadway-keyboardist/conductor, pop-rock touring, R&B, Afro-Cuban, Hammond Organ, Gospel and any permutations of traditional Latin or jazz Latin styles are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be an excellent pianist, experienced educator 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.Berklee College of Music invites nominations and applications for two full-time faculty in the Piano Department. The Berklee community consists of 4,500 talented and diverse students, 850 internationally respected faculty, over 700 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni. 
  • The Piano Department includes 40 faculty providing private lessons, various stylistic lab instruction and basic keyboard classes to over 1,000 Berklee students. Departmental curriculum for piano and performance supports developing good technique and an awareness of performance health. Also included is intensive training in reading and interpreting music from both a traditionally notated score and a chord-symbol notated lead sheet. Special focus is placed upon stylistic interpretation, improvisational skills, and overall performance skills as applied to contemporary musical styles.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity with contemporary styles ranging from jazz through pop and have a strong foundation in classical piano. They will be a compassionate teacher and performer-serving as a mentor and role model for students. Candidates that specialize in styles such-as: neo-soul, Broadway-keyboardist/conductor, pop-rock touring, R&B, Afro-Cuban, Hammond Organ, Gospel and any permutations of traditional Latin or jazz Latin styles are encouraged to apply.
  • The candidate should be an excellent pianist, experienced educator 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. 
  • Qualifications:
  • A record of effective teaching experience in private piano instruction
  • A record of significant performing experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong command of technology to support teaching
  • Expertise in teaching piano technique
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Masters of Music or equivalent professional experience
  • Responsibilities:
  • Teach private lessons and labs/classes in a variety of contemporary styles
  • Contribute to curriculum development and review
  • Serve on Department, Division and/or College committees as assigned
  • Assist with student advising
  • Contribute to piano department sponsored special events
  • Submissions:  Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials in PDF or Word format at All application materials can be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section.
  • Letter of Application
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Links to at least three work samples (no downloadable files)
  • Names of three references
  • The start date for the position is Jan 1, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This search will remain open for applications until the position is filled.
  • Berklee 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.
  • Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
    * A resume or CV.
  • Berklee 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.

Brigham Young University: Full-time Professional Faculty (Deadline: October 1, 2019)[]

  • Job Title: School of Music Piano FT Professorial Faculty
  • Full-time CFS-track Professorial Faculty
  • Desired start date: 08/24/2020
  • Posting close date:10/01/2019
  • Required Degree: Master's in Music degree in piano performance required -- doctoral degree preferred -- with studies in related areas such as chamber music, literature, and a strong background in pedagogy and collaborative piano performance. Required degree must be completed by the start date.
  • Experience: 1) Proven record of performance at the highest level, both solo and collaborative, in a wide range of venues; 2) Demonstrated record of successful studio teaching (with all ages including children) and classroom teaching; 3) Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement including recordings, presentations at professional gatherings, publications, guest lectures, workshops, etc.; 4) Evidence of administrative expertise, cooperative experiences with colleagues, and record of professional initiative.
  • Duties/Expectations: 1) Teach piano performance to music majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) Teach piano-related courses including piano literature, undergraduate and graduate pedagogy, collaborative performance techniques, ensemble playing, and participate in the survey of great pianists class, etc., as assigned; 3) Participate in jury examinations, student recitals, and pre-recital hearings; 4) Pursue scholarly and creative endeavors, which may include solo and collaborative music performance, publications, pedagogical research, lecture and guest teaching, and scholarly research; 5) Participate in recruiting, auditions, and summer programs; 6) Serve on school, college, and university committees as assigned.
  • Information required at the time of application: Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.
  • Instructions to applicants:Upload to this application a cover letter and updated Curriculum Vitae. Submit the following either by upload to the application or directly to the search committee chair ( a) Transcripts (an official one is required for the terminal degree); b) Samples of scholarly work (recordings or links to recordings of recent performances, publications, research, etc.) If applicant is currently teaching at a college/university, submit the last three years of institutional teaching/student ratings either by upload with the application or directly to the search committee chair ( All materials must be received by the application deadline: October 1, 2019.
  • Received an e-mail saying that 28 applications were received.
  • Received a rejection e-mail. Materials on web page were never looked at. 
  • Jihae Hong (SUNY DMA) won the job.  Congratulations!

Central Washington University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: 22 July 2020)[]

  • The Music Department at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor of applied piano to begin September, 2020. The department seeks to hire an outstanding educator to teach a broad range of classes in the department which may include piano literature, piano pedagogy, chamber music and accompanying as well as engage in activity as a soloist and/or collaborative performer.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in piano (ABD will be considered). Experience in teaching applied piano, solo and collaborative playing.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Evidence of commitment to diversity by recognizing its inherent value and by fostering learning environments that support and embrace diversity. Potential for, or evidence of success in student recruitment and retention. Record of professional performing experience as a collaborative and solo performer with possible additional experience in accompanying, vocal coaching, jazz, improvisation, early music, song writing and/or composition
  • Appointment: Full-time, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor 9-month appointment. Central Washington University is on the quarter system.
  • Working Conditions: Due to the nature of the COVID-19 situation, our institution will be in a hybrid (online and in-person) teaching mode for fall term 2020 (planned start date of 9/8/20). It is expected for the future that the applicant be available for in-person teaching.
  • How To Apply: To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach: Cover letter; Current curriculum vitae and/or performing resume; Three current professional references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses; A statement of how you would contribute to the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (one page maximum; Document/PDF with links to a video recording of applied teaching, and optionally of class teaching; Document/PDF with links to recordings of recent performances that demonstrate a diversity of styles
  • In addition to the online application, please email two (2) letters of recommendation to
  • Additional supporting materials (i.e. videos of rehearsals and performances, sample programs) may be requested from applicants. Application materials will not be returned.
  • Screening Begins: July 22, 2020 and will be open until filled
  • Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

08/07/20 - Zoom interviews

Converse College: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The Petrie School of Music at Converse College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Piano.
  • Responsibilities: Teach applied piano lessons to a studio comprised primarily of music majors at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.  Other teaching duties could include piano literature class, class piano, chamber music, or other courses depending upon the candidate’s interests and aptitudes and the School’s needs. Other faculty duties include student advisement, recruitment, performing/research activities, and appropriate service to the College. Maintain visible profile as a performer, clinician, and recruiter. This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the Petrie School of Music, housed within Converse College’s School of the Arts. 
  • About the School: The mission of Converse College, founded in 1889, is the liberal education of undergraduate women in a residential setting. Converse expands its mission by offering graduate degrees and other programs for women and men. Converse’s Petrie School of Music is housed in its School of the Arts and is a fully accredited, charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Petrie School’s 16 full-time and 18 adjunct faculty offer a full range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees to a community of approximately 100 Music majors; its performing facilities include the acoustically rich 335-seat Daniel Recital Hall and the historically significant 1300-seat Twichell Auditorium, and its music library is among the finest in the Southeast.
  • Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, Spartanburg is a city full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, a thriving cultural scene, seven colleges, and friendly people. Spartanburg is South Carolina’s melting pot, mixing Southern culture and hospitality with traditions and cultures of other countries. Spartanburg’s ideal proximity to the North Carolina mountains, the South Carolina coast, and major cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte make it an attractive place to live. We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we warmly welcome applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Questions concerning the position may be directed to Valerie MacPhail, Associate Professor of Voice and Search Committee Chair, at  
  • Application details: Application materials must include 1) a current resume; 2) cover letter; 3) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted; 4) link or links to online audio or video recordings of performances. Applicant may also include links of teaching demonstration. The review of materials will begin October 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Materials and application must be submitted online at
    All materials except the application and cover letter must be saved into one single PDF file and loaded into the application site. 
  • Qualifications: Doctorate preferred; ABD or Master’s with extensive and significant performing and collegiate teaching experience considered. Prior college teaching experience is strongly recommended. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills are required, as is an active and vigorous performing career. 
  • December 17: Received rejection letter stating position is filled. x2
  • Steven Graff won the job. congratulations!

Duke University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: November 12, 2019)[]

  • The Department of Music at Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in piano to begin August 1, 2020. 
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, non-tenure-track 
  • Duties: Teach undergraduate piano and chamber music; perform and participate actively in the profession; engage in the activities and responsibilities of regular rank faculty in the Department of Music. 
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have an established career as a pianist and should demonstrate consistent and creative pursuit of excellence as a performer. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and resourceful teacher who can work with students at a variety of levels. Significant activity as both a solo pianist and chamber musician will be important. The committee seeks an outstanding performer and versatile colleague who can further the artistic and intellectual goals of Duke’s Music Department. Depth and engagement in a particular area, for example contemporary or historical music performance, improvisation, imaginative pedagogy, or community engagement, will be an advantage. The Music Department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the department’s vision and advocate for the value of music in the 21st century. 
  • A Doctoral degree, or equivalent professional experience, is required. This is a non-tenure-track position with renewable appointment. Rank will be determined by the candidate’s experience. 
  • Instructions to Applicants: Application is made through Academic Jobs On Line, #14884. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressed to the Chair, Piano Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references (for requesting letters of recommendation).  The committee invites applicants to submit examples (audio or video) of both solo and ensemble playing as links (URLs labled as to content and printed on a single pdf) in the online application. If no links are available, CDs or DVDs may be mailed to: Piano Search Committee, Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665. Applications received by November 12, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled. 
  • Duke’s Department of Music offers the B.A. in Music within a liberal arts setting, the A.M. in Performance Practice, and the A.M. and Ph.D. in Musicology, Composition, and Ethnomusicology. The graduate program encourages students to explore wide-ranging interests encompassing music history and theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance practice. Further information is included at 
  • Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.
  • Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  •  Gretchen Hoag, 919-660-3310
    Duke University Department of Music
    105 Biddle Music Building
    Box 90665
    Durham, NC 27708
  • Sad it's not tenure-track
  • Know they were holding interviews a few days ago.
  • 1/10: Just out of curiosity, how did you hear they're holding interviews? I called today and was told they haven't made any cuts or conducted any interviews yet. Maybe they did hold interviews and weren't content with their top choices or maybe their interview candidates all turned it down and they're still looking for other candidates? I'm sure schools say things to not give away too much information, but that's just what I was told today so I'm not too sure as to what's going on with this position. Just wondering!
  • No firsthand knowledge here, but since the spring semester began on 1/8, it seems unlikely that interviews were underway. And yet I could be wrong.
  • First poster here: a colleague of mine told me they did a video interview the week I posted that (first or second week of Jan). Makes sense they might have wanted to get it done before the semester started.
  • 1/31: Rejection Letter

Eastern New Mexico University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano to teach applied piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy, engage in activity as a soloist and collaborative performer.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach applied piano and piano courses (as outlined above) at the undergraduate level Concert performance as a soloist both on and off campus; Solo/chamber performance as a collaborative pianist with faculty, guest artists, and students; Active engagement with the professional piano community in New Mexico and beyond including attendance/performance at professional events and conferences; Recruit and retain students; Additional teaching duties assigned by department chair which could include, but are not limited to, class piano, introductory music courses, aural skills, music theory, and academic advisement. Perform other duties as assigned 
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in piano (performance and/or collaborative), ABD considered.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Significant experience in teaching applied piano, solo and collaborative playing. Chosen candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and must be committed to working on a campus that values cultural diversity. Demonstrated success in student recruitment and retention is highly valued and preferred.
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Must have the manual dexterity and physical capabilities to play the piano.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Applicant Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.
    Letter of interest
    Curriculum Vitae
    Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)
    Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
  • For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail
  • 2/12: References contacted
  • Congratulations to Miles Massicotte (DMA Stony Brook University 2018)!

Indiana University, Bloomington: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Music-Piano (Deadline: October 25, 2019)[]

  • Expected Start Date - August 1, 2020
  • Title - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Music (Piano)
  • Appointment Status - Tenure
  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks applicants for a tenure or 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.
  • Qualifications:  Artist teacher with established national and international reputation as a performing pianist and the capacity for successful teaching at the university level. Completed doctoral degree in piano or related field at the time of appointment (August 1, 2020); comparable professional experience will be given equal consideration.
  • Department Contact : Cecilia Bass, Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean
    (812) 855-5541
  • Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Requirements:  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 Bass, (812) 855-5541,
  • Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online at You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD
  • Any updates?  Biggest job of the year!
  • On-campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • Rejection letter (3/19/20), saying the search is now concluded.  The question is, who?!

Kentucky Wesleyan College: Assistant Professor of Music, Piano Emphasis (Deadline: December 2, 2019)[]

  • Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is actively seeking a dynamic and engaging full-time Assistant Professor of Music - Piano Emphasis for Fall 2020.
  • The candidate will teach applied piano, piano pedagogy and literature, and music theory or music history, and serve as staff accompanist for ensembles and/or student/faculty recitals. Performance in a variety of genres and styles is preferred. In addition to teaching responsibilities, candidates also are expected to engage in scholarly/creative activity that results in performances on both the local and national level, music student recruitment, student advisement, assessment, active participation in college committees, and engaging in the life of the college.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy, or Piano Performance (PhD or DMA preferred) or Master’s degree in Music Theory/Music History (PhD preferred) with extensive experience as a pianist/collaborative artist. • A strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students and a passion for providing an exceptional classroom experience for our students. • Passion for providing education in a small-school setting. • Evidence of scholarly/creative activity. • Effective communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively. • Some teaching experience. • A desire to be of service to the college and to the external community
  • Application Process: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and names and contact information for references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources at Please indicate at least one reference that can speak to your teaching abilities. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of materials. Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer
  • Review of application materials will begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the successful candidate, as will a background check. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Questions may be directed to Dr. Diane Earle at or to Dr. Paula Dehn, Vice President of Academic Affairs, at
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan earned a #8 ranking in 2017 from U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional College in the South, along with a #3 ranking in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” which measures academic quality compared to cost of attendance.

Lee University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: November 15, 2019)[]

  • Full-time; Cleveland, TN
  • The Lee University School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in piano, starting August 2020. We seek a dynamic applied teacher who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment.
  • A terminal degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants with international recognition as a performing pianist and who demonstrate interest in and potential to recruit talented students to study piano at Lee University. In addition to teaching a studio of undergraduate and graduate pianists, the position may include classroom teaching in a related area, dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. Working cooperatively with School of Music faculty in complementing current curricular strengths and assisting in the development of relevant advancements are corollary responsibilities.
  • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
  • Lee University is a private, comprehensive, Christian university that is recognized as an emerging leader in higher education in the southeastern region. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM, serves some 275 majors enrolled in graduate and undergraduate curricula. For more information, visit
  • To help us evaluate your potential as a member of our university faculty, applicants should forward the following via email to Linda Bryant (
    (1) a scanned copy of your completed faculty application (available at, (2) a letter of intent, (3) a current curriculum vita, (4) a statement of Christian faith regarding your religious conversion and Christian commitment, (5) a statement detailing how you will integrate faith in your work as a musician and teacher, and (6) contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly; please do not include them with application materials.
  • phone interviews requested and conducted. (1/14/20)
  • Skype interview requested and conducted. (Wk of 1/20)
  • Any news after that? 
  • On campus interviews scheduled.

Mercer University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: December 16, 2019)[]

  • Full-time, tenure track; Macon, GA
  • The Townsend School of Music at Mercer University seeks a specialist in the area of vocal collaborative piano. Responsibilities will include providing collaborative piano and coaching to singers in support of their private study and performance activities on campus and on departmental/degree recitals, juries, auditions, and competitions as well as classes in applied collaborative piano and collaborative piano vocal literature. Additional duties may include collaboration with guest artists as well as teaching aural skills and accompanying select choral ensembles.
  • Masters degree in a music-related field from an accredited college/university is required. An earned doctorate in a related field is preferred.
    The successful candidate must have: outstanding playing ability, musicianship, sight-reading, and musical collaboration skills; strong organizational skills; vocal coaching experience in Art Song and Opera; fluent knowledge of the standard vocal solo repertoire; ability to recruit students at the undergraduate and graduate level; success in teaching undergraduate aural skills; ability to work well with others.
  • Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until December 16, 2019.

Michigan State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: January 15, 2020)[]

  • Full-time, tenure track
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Responsibilities:  Teach graduate and undergraduate piano with possible other class in a piano related area.  Perform faculty solo and chamber music concerts. Recruit and retain a class of high-quality graduate and undergraduate piano students. Develop and maintain visibility in the state, region, nation and internationally as a performer and artist teacher
  • Qualifications: Master’s or equivalent experience -Piano Performance. Proven success as a performing artist. Proven successful studio teaching at the university level
  • Required Materials: Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae. Live recent video recording of varied solo repertoire (additional recordings of chamber music and/or concertos may be submitted). Contact information for 3 current letters of recommendation
  • Videos should be easily accessible to the committee members (YouTube, Google Drive links, etc.). Re: Letters of recommendation: Applicants will be prompted to enter the e-mail addresses of three references and these references will be contacted through the application system and given 30 days to upload letters.
  • Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. 
  • Any news on this as of March 2? 

Missouri Southern State University: Assistant Professor of Music in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Start Date: August 2020
  • Duties: The Music Department at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO is seeking candidates for a 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.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree in a music-related field required, Doctorate in Piano or Piano Pedagogy preferred. Doctorate required for tenure-track and rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date August 2020.
  • Applicant Instructions: 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 Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. EOE
  • Any news here? It's been a while...

Northern Arizona University: Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Studies (Deadline: November 4, 2019)[]

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank, based on qualifications; full-time, tenure-eligible; 9-month appointment. Salary competitive and commensurate with academic experience, accomplishments, and criteria of the NAU School of Music. Attractive benefits package. Duties begin August 17, 2020.
  • The NAU School of Music seeks a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and dedicated piano performer-educator to serve as a tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an additional appointment as Coordinator of Piano Studies. The assignment includes teaching private piano lessons, piano literature courses, and chamber ensembles; continued professional activity within the field; administrative oversight of the piano studies program; and service to the institution, including recruitment of students.
  • Minimum qualifications for Assistant Professor: Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career; Three years of successful piano teaching at the university level. Minimum qualifications for Associate Professor: Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career; Six years of successful teaching at the university level. Minimum qualifications for Full Professor: Doctoral degree in piano performance or equivalent professional experience as demonstrated by an internationally established performance career; Twelve years of successful teaching at the university level. All candidates: Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Preferred Qualifications: For all candidates: Demonstrated success in teaching future piano performers and educators at the university/collegiate level. Extensive and varied performance experience as a solo pianist (recital and/or concerto). An established record of success in recruiting at the collegiate level. Proven administrative leadership ability, especially responsible financial management, organizational skills, and a commitment to integrating piano studies throughout the School of Music. Evidence of potential for ongoing excellence in scholarly/creative contributions to the profession. Demonstrated commitment to and/or success in working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience within these ranges: Assistant Professor ($55,000-$62,000), Associate Professor ($62,000-$68,000), and Professor ($68,000-$85,000). Attractive benefits package.
  • This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019.
  • To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604582, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include a single attachment that contains: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae including contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) for five references, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) official or unofficial transcripts of the last degree earned or in progress.
  • In addition to the above materials, applicants are required to submit sample videos (or links) of recent performances as a soloist (recital and/or concerto):
  • Director of Piano Search Committee, Northern Arizona University School of Music 1115 S. Knoles Drive, Box 6040 Flagstaff, AZ 86011 If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
  • Phone interview requested (12/3/19)
  • References contacted 
    • Same.
  • Second phone interview requested (12/20/19)
  • Finalists selected
  • Any news on this as of April 13, '20? 
  • They didn't make a hire.

Pennsylvania State University: Assistant Professor (Artist/Teacher of Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Date posted: August 16, 2019
  • Full time, tenure track
  • Screening of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. 
  • Start Date: Fall semester, August 2020
  • Description:  The School of Music in the College of Arts and Architecture is looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach studio piano to undergraduate and graduate piano majors; teach undergraduate and graduate piano literature courses; supervise student recitals and monographs; perform as a soloist and chamber musician with colleagues; and participate in the academic life of the School of Music. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain an active and highly visible regional, national, and international performance and outreach (i.e. master-class/workshop/adjudication) schedule that will recruit excellent pianists to the school.
  • Qualifications: A doctorate in Music is required; Professional performance experience in solo and collaborative endeavors, and two years of successful college-level teaching experience preferred. 
  • Application: To apply upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, and a list of links to recordings of 30 minutes of solo repertoire plus optional chamber or concerto recordings. Candidates should be prepared to submit when requested, additional materials documenting teaching effectiveness, which may include teaching videos. Questions may be directed to Lea Ann Bloom, Assistant to the Director,
  • Apply online at
  • For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
  • Penn state is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
  • Any updates?  This is a repost from a failed search last year.
  • Failed search, AGAIN!
  • It is a dysfunctional piano faculty. Evidently, the outside world is starting to notice.
  • THEY DID NOT FAIL THE SEARCH- there were finalists visiting the school.  They should announce anyday now.
  • Congratulations to Melody Quah for her new appointment, saw it on Facebook, here is the link: 

Sam Houston State University: Assistant Professor of Music(Piano) (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Full-Time Tenure Track
  • Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • Duties:  Teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano; teach courses in the piano degree program and others as needed by the School of Music; contribute to the development and administration of the piano area; collaborate with faculty (particularly chamber music and Center for Early Music Research and Performance (CEMRAP)) and guest artists. The successful candidate will actively recruit students and work effectively with faculty and students to build and maintain a productive relationship with regional piano guilds.
  • Doctorate required, ABD will be considered. (DMA must be completed by start date of employment)
  • All applicants will be reviewed, but particular interest will be given to those with a successful record of teaching at the university level and/or experience in pedagogy.
  • All School of Music faculty members are expected to maintain a record of performances, service, and creative productivity that indicates continuing growth of national and international visibility. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to undergraduate education.
  • Applicant Instructions:  Submit application, letter of interest, vita, university transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, contact information for three additional references, and a media presentation. The media presentation document should include a list of URL’s of recent recordings including repertoire information and performance date. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Scott D. Plugge, Chair, Piano Search Committee, Sam Houston State University, School of Music, PO Box 2208, Huntsville, TX 77341-2208.  Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
  • Dr. Scott D. Plugge, Chair, Piano Search Committee, Sam Houston State University, PO Box 2208, Huntsville, TX 77341-2208; 936-294-3808
♥ Contacted for Skype Interview.
Finalists selected

03/25: Offer made and accepted.

Samford University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: January 29, 2020)[]

  • Samford University's Division of Music invites applicants interested in serving a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano, 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 2020.
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in music, preferably in piano performance, or an earned master's in music or piano and recognized exceptional professional experience. Candidates must provide evidence of successful college/university teaching.
  • 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 as a faculty member; and actively recruiting students to the University in order to prepare them for sustained success in the 21st century. The primary teaching load will be in the Western classical tradition, but specialization in additional skills and styles is welcome, including, but not limited to, jazz and improvisation, electroacoustic music, commercial music, collaborative artistry, and world music.  A commitment to excellence in pedagogy, holistic artistry, and collegiality among the faculty, students, and colleagues in the Division of Music and throughout the School of the Arts is expected. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of the School of the Arts and the Division of Music.
  • Application: Please submit all applications digitally by sending one PDF file that includes: a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching (e.g., course evaluations, sample syllabi, philosophy of teaching) links to professional work, an Application for Faculty Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement.
  • Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender; the subject line of the recommendation letters should include: "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - Piano Search."
  • "Application for Faculty Position" can be found at:
  • "Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at:
  • Ple ase submit all materials in PDF format (except for the three letters of recommendation) to
    Subject: Piano Search
  • Academic rank and salary are dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic teaching experiences. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until January 29, 2020.
  • The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (performance, music and worship, composition), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts in music, bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental). For more information, please go
  • Skype interview 1/17
  • Any updates? 

South Dakota State University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: November 4, 2019)[]

  • The South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts invites applications for Assistant Professor of Piano. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join the school beginning August, 2020. This is a nine-month, tenure-track, full-time, benefits-eligilble position. The position is supervised by the Director of the School of Performing Arts.
  • SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Responsibilities: Teach applied piano; Coach chamber music and collaborate with other performance faculty in the department; Establish positive working relationships with area teachers and demonstrate success in recruiting music majors to the studio; Enhance the curricular needs of the School by teaching in one additional area of strength (theory, entrepreneurship, conducting (musical theatre), or jazz improvisation); Engage in professional activity/scholarly research. Performing, participating and presenting for appropriate professional organizations, and writing in the discipline are some examples of the types of scholarly and service-related activities expected in the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Completed terminal degree (DMA, DA) in discipline by first day of employment; Demonstrated passion for teaching indicated by previous experience; Demonstrated skills as a soloist and a collaborative artist; Ability to teach in at least one additional area of strength within the discipline of music (theory, entrepreneurship, conducting (musical theatre), or jazz improvisation); Work collaboratively and with a commitment to diversity; Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in teaching at the university level.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications.
  • Application Process: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, curriculum vitae, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Applicants must include a link to a recording featuring their performance abilities, which may be included in the curriculum vitae or cover letter. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
  • Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
  • For questions on the position, contact Dr. Andrew Robinette, Chair of the Search Committee at 605-688-4616, or the Director of the School at (605) 688-5188.
  • rejection letter on 12/9/19
  • Skype interview- 01/16
  • Campus interview scheduled

SUNY, Potsdam: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • Full time, Appointment start date: 09/01/2020
  • Full-time, tenure-track position in studio piano with responsibilities which include teaching applied studio for music majors in all Crane undergraduate (performance, music education, musical studies, music business, and BA in music) and graduate programs (performance), teaching piano-related courses (piano literature, chamber ensemble coaching, art of accompanying); engaging in activity as a soloist and collaborative performer with other faculty in chamber music; leadership in recruitment and retention of outstanding piano students; and other duties assigned according to experience, expertise and/or departmental needs. Student advising, service, and continued professional engagement are expected as part of the position.
  • Qualifications:  Master’s degree in piano (performance or collaborative); Demonstrated success as a studio piano teacher; Substantial and ongoing performing experience, both as a soloist and as a collaborative performer; Communication/interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Completed doctoral degree in piano (performance or collaborative); Two years of successful college-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistant level; Proven record of performances at the highest level, both solo and collaborative, and in a wide range of venues; A record of success in recruitment of piano students to a college program; Demonstrated engagement in professional development activities enhancing knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion, and working collaboratively across various units in fostering success of underrepresented groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
  • Instructions to Applicants: 1. 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. 2. Submit a Word document or PDF providing online links (e.g. Soundcloud, Vimeo, YouTube) to at least 60 minutes of live audio/video recordings from at least two, and no more than five, recent (within the last 3-5 years) performances. Your submission must include a solo performance and a collaborative performance. The remaining 1-3 links may be additional contrasting solo and/or collaborative performances, or concerto performances. Please ensure that all such links are accessible to the committee, providing passwords or other credentials for accessing “private” files as may be necessary.
  • Search Contact: Dr. Young-Ah Tak, Search Committee Chair, 315-267-3190 
  • Request for Skype interview, 01/14
  • Any updates after the skype interviews?
  • As of at least 2/7, they were still in the process of contacting references.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Collaborative Pianist (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 23 July 2020)[]

  • POSITION: Collaborative Piano
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform collaborative piano duties for the School of Music (SOM). Duties include accompanying students, faculty, and guest artists on recitals and concerts as assigned by the SOM. Additional duties may include accompanying ensembles in rehearsals and performances, playing for masterclasses, accompanying for SOM Audition Days, accompanying some voice students in lessons, performing on recording sessions with faculty and students, and other related responsibilities as determined by the School of Music.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of Music or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Six years related experience in collaborative piano with demonstrated evidence of excellence in collaborative recitals/performances. Ability to sight-read with fluency and learn music quickly. Knowledge of a wide range of musical styles and genres. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • RANK AND SALARY: Staff Position with full benefits.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.
  • Applicants must formally apply by submitting the following items:
  • Letter of application/Cover Letter & Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Scanned transcripts
  • List of professional references
  • Collaborative Repertoire List of Instrumental and Vocal Music performed
  • Recordings of collaborative performances may be requested at a later date – (Do not send now)
  • Address questions and correspondence to: Dr. Kyle Millsap, Chair, Search Committee, School of Music, MSC 174, 775 North Armstrong Street, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, 361-593-2805,
  • Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Provost, Texas A&M University–Kingsville, MSC 102, Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202. For review of application, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended directly to the Search Committee Chair. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (AACRAO)

Texas Tech University: Associate Professor/Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • The successful candidate will: Demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate/graduate pianists and continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice and/or scholarship. Maintain an active and vibrant professional performing career in concert and recital repertoire. Promote their activity through performance and master classes. Prepare students to actively enter and compete in international performances and major competitions. Seek out and recruit the highest level of student pianists. Supervise student preparation for performance recitals and pedagogical research projects on the undergraduate/graduate levels (e.g., degree recitals, master’s and doctoral documents, lecture recitals, and pedagogical presentations). Embrace new forms of critically engaged disciplinary practice/scholarship in the evolving field of keyboard performance, have the ability to seek out opportunities to teach broadly across the curriculum, and envision new ways to expand beyond it.
  • 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 piano programs; program review (including implementation and assessment of outcomes); 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. Be aware of and follow all university policies.
  • Position requirements: A terminal degree in piano (DMA, PhD, or equivalent), or commensurate professional experience. The ideal candidate will have an active performance career, bringing a superior knowledge of performance skills, outstanding performance ability, studio and master class teaching experience, and an active record of professional achievement that includes international, national, regional, community engagement and/or collaboration. Candidates will continue their professional research and creative activity that is relevant to the current and future practice of music:
  • Working knowledge of current practice/pedagogy/theory in piano/keyboard technique, pedagogy, collaborative piano, recital and concerto literature, and with a vision towards future developments is essential.
  • A commitment to quality, student-centered education and working as a team member.
  • Strong evidence of the ability and desire to contribute through service: duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, program-building, and commitment to extra-curricular activities of the department, college, and university, and the community.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students. The ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Desire and ability to partner with keyboard-area colleagues to expand departmental offerings in collaborative piano, piano pedagogy, and community-oriented programs. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practice in keyboard performance and pedagogy. Achievement in preparing pianists for major competitions both national and international. Substantial teaching experience at the university level desired. Possessing strong language and writing skills, the ability to guide students through scholarly projects.
  • Apply online at  -  Requisition 19272BR
  • Please provide the following with your application:
  • Letter of Application
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of three references with contact information 
  • Digital access (e.g., online links) to several video (required) and audio (optional) recordings of recent performances.
  • Contact: Ben Haugland, Chair of Keyboard, School of Music If you are having trouble with the online application, contact TTU at 806-742-3851 ext. 238.
  • Skype Interview request (1/2/20)
  • Buyer beware: weird political things going on in the School of Music...
  • "weird political things"?  What do you mean?  Can you substantiate this? 
    • As it relates to this posting: declining piano enrollment and infighting as to whether it should be an endowed job or not (others wanted it for themselves), I'm told.
  • Video teaching samples requested (1/16/20)
  • References contacted (2/1/20)
  • Finalists selected
  • Any news?

University of Alabama: Instructor, I2, Piano (Deadline: 17 July 2020)[]

  • The University of Alabama School of Music is seeking an Instructor of Piano with a growing national reputation as a teacher and artist level performer. This is a renewable instructor appointment. Primary duties will be to recruit and teach students in applied piano at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain a nationally recognized studio, and maintain activity as a performer at the regional/national level. Other teaching duties may be assigned based upon department need, such as courses in piano pedagogy and piano ensemble.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Successful recruiting and teaching experience at the

college/university level is preferred. Documented performing experience at an artistic level with appropriate terminal degrees earned. (Master’s Degree required, DMA preferred, although significant and documented teaching/ recruiting and performance experience will be considered in place of earned degrees.) The successful candidate will demonstrate a wide spectrum of success in the discipline of music.

  • REQUIRED MATERIALS: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, a list of five (5) additional references that may be contacted (including phone number and email address), and recording links or CD/DVDs containing examples of recent performances. Additional materials may be requested at a later time.
  • Search Initiation Date: 07/03/2020
  • Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2020
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Alabama web-site at Complete the online application and attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Send recordings and three letters of recommendation to the address below. Recording links and any electronic or scanned documents should be sent to, and copied to Only applicants who complete the University of Alabama online application will be considered for the position. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Review of applications will begin as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, please apply no later than July 17, 2020. Earlier submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

  • For additional information please contact Dr. Kevin Chance, Search Committee Chair, at . Applicants should send letters of recommendation and all recording samples to:
Chair, Instructor of Piano Search Committee
The University of Alabama
School of Music
Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366
  • Please upload your list of additional references that may be contacted to the “other document 1” tab.

University of Arkansas: Teaching Assistant Professor of Piano  (Deadline: January 12, 2020)[]

  • The University of Arkansas Department of Music is housed in the George and Boyce Billingsley Music Building in the heart of the University's beautiful campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Department has been a chartered member of Pi Kappa Lambda since 1984, and the University of Arkansas has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1951. Home to over 300 music majors and minors and more than 35 graduate students, the department has a faculty of 50 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, pedagogues, and musicians. Our program offers degrees at the bachelor and master levels and offers an intensive one-year performer's certificate and an online graduate certificate in music education for special needs students. Through generous support from alumni and friends, the Department of Music became an All-Steinway School in 2010. The University of Arkansas is the third SEC school to gain this distinction and one of only 150 universities worldwide with the honor.
  • The Department offers an array of performance opportunities with over 30 ensembles and chamber groups. From the Razorback Marching Band to the Schola Cantorum, campus' longest running band and choir respectively, all ensembles are open to students on campus. The Department's Jazz Area offers the Jazz Orchestra, jazz combos in addition to the Latin American Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, Songwriter Ensemble, and the Arkansas Soul Band.
  • The University of Arkansas boasts two full-time, on-campus performance halls. The Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center - a renovation of the old Field House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places - is named in honor of the couple's major gift to the project. Completed in September 2015, this world-class performing arts center provides a seating capacity for up to 588 patrons. The Faulkner Performing Arts Center is the main performance venue for the university's musical organizations and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community. The Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall is located in the Fine Arts building adjacent to the Music Building. The 200-seat Concert Hall offers an intimate setting for chamber and solo recitals throughout the year. In total, the Department offers over 400 ensemble, student, faculty, and guest artist concerts each year.
  • Duties: The Department of Music invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor of Piano, starting August 2020. This position is a three-year renewal appointment. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Keyboard Area within a dynamic department.
  • Responsibilities include teaching applied piano lessons to undergraduate and graduate students and other courses related to the candidate's expertise. The successful candidate will perform as a soloist and collaborative artist with faculty and guest artists and maintain an active regional, national, and/or international performance schedule that will recruit high-level piano students to the department. The primary teaching load will be in the Western classical tradition. However, additional interests in various styles and skills are welcome, including, but not limited to jazz and commercial style, non-traditional repertoire, organ, and piano pedagogy.
  • Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Piano Performance (or equivalent performing and teaching experience) Professional performance experience in solo and collaborative settings required. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate and two years of successful college-level teaching experience
  • Applicant Instructions: All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. Applications received by 01/12/2020 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
  • Documents required to apply:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • A list of references with their contact information (minimum 3)  
  • Diversity statement that addresses how the applicant plans to foster inclusiveness, contribute to an equitable scholarly community, and help students from diverse backgrounds succeed
  • Repertoire list and links to unedited recordings may be asked at a later date
  • Contact Information: University of Arkansas Human Resources
    ADMN 222
    (479) 575-5351
  • 2/2: Request for recordings and letters
  • 3/3: Request for Skype interview
  • 3/18: Finalists selected; proceeding with remote interview
  • 3/19: Remote final interview

University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant/Associate Professor of Music (Deadline: October 07, 2019)[]

  • Open date: July 8th, 2019
  • Next review date: Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.Final date: Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  • Description: The Department of Music in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Music position in piano. Duties include but are not limited to: teaching a studio of undergraduate and graduate solo piano students; coaching chamber music; participating in the creation and teaching of graduate seminars; overseeing doctoral dissertations; collaborating with instrumental, vocal, and composition faculty; and contributing to departmental/university service.
  • We seek an individual with a nationally or internationally established piano teaching and performance profile, knowledge of core solo and chamber piano repertoire, demonstrated initiative in developing innovative projects, and some experience in new music. The successful applicant will be a passionate, creative, and inspiring teacher, performing artist and colleague whose career demonstrates originality and enterprise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree in piano performance and five years of professional experience.
  • Preferred: DMA and at least five years of teaching experience in higher education; established performance profile; and discography of commercial recordings focusing on the core piano repertoire, with additional experience in contemporary/newly commissioned piano works.
  • Located in a global cultural capital, the UCLA Department of Music boasts conservatory level training within the context of a world-class research university. Enrollment is limited, providing students with a comprehensive music school experience, abundant performance opportunities, and extensive individual attention from faculty. Allied with the Musicology and Ethnomusicology departments in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Department of Music values both specialization and integration between fields.
  • APPLICATION:Applications must be submitted to the UC Recruit website online at:
  • Candidates should submit:
    • comprehensive curriculum vitae
    • letter of interest with special attention to the role of the 21st century teacher/pianist in education and performance
    • statement of teaching philosophy that addresses issues critical to the mentoring of students and their development into young artists (maximum one page)
    • list of online links to 45–60 minutes of video recordings showing a full and diverse range of styles and best representing the applicant’s solo work; video recordings of substantial chamber music repertoire are encouraged as a supplement to the 45–60 minutes of solo video
    • statement of the applicant’s involvement and/or leadership in the promotion of equity and diversity in an educational or performance setting (maximum one page)
    • names and contact information of five to six professional references (Please do not upload reference letters; the search committee will contact references directly at an appropriate time in the process.)
  • Application deadline: October 7, 2019. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at:
  • Job location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Requirements: Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Letter of interest - with special attention to the role of 21st century teacher/pianist in education and performance
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - that addresses issues critical to the mentoring of students and their development into young artists (maximum one page)
  • List of online links - 45-60 minutes of video recordings showing a full and diverse range of styles and best representing the applicant's solo work; video recordings of substantial chamber music repertoire as a supplement to the 45-60 minutes of solo video
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference requirements: 5-6 required (contact information only)
  • Any news? 
  • They moved on to their second round candidates.
  • No surpise.  Disfunctional program.  Everybody hates everybody.
  • Wasn't there a job open there last year?  Has this happened two years in a row?
  • They offered it to Ilya Itin last time but it didn't work out. Not sure what happened this time, especially since they had an internal who, according to a friend who works there, was well-liked.
  • Is Inna Faliks leaving?
  • No, it's a retirement replacement that they've never been able to fill.
  • Whoever said that this search failed is totally wrong - they have had finalists on campus. Stop spreading misinformation because you got rejected from the first round.
  • They hired the internal candidate.

University of Kansas: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: January 17, 2020)[]

  • The School of Music at the University of Kansas seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano expected to begin August 18, 2020. The University of Kansas School of Music is a comprehensive university music school offering professional training in a wide array of specializations through baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs. A charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music (1928), KU is the only institution authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant doctoral degrees in music.
  • This position will teach undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other piano faculty members to recruit high-level piano students regionally, nationally, and internationally. Teach academic courses related to the piano program and the candidate's background. Maintain an active presence as a collaborative and solo performer. Fulfill other administrative responsibilities supporting the School of Music and University.
  • The University of Kansas is a Carnegie Research-Extensive Institution with a student body of over 28,000 students representing every state and more that 113 foreign countries. The University is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support of the arts and education and regularly appears in various "best town" listings.
  • The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Music including a diversity of scholarly artistic approaches. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
  • Job Description: 40% - Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Teach academic courses related to the piano program and the candidate's background. 40% - Research: Maintain an active presence as a collaborative and solo performer. Other related activity per the interest and priorities of the successful candidate. 20% - Service: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other piano faculty members to recruit high-level piano students regionally, nationally, and internationally; service on graduate and faculty committees; participate actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School and the University.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree by August 18, 2020, or equivalent professional experience. At least 3 years of successful experience teaching piano at a university level. Strong musical, instruction and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully teach at the collegiate level.
  • Contact Information: Terri Morris
  • Applicant Materials:
  • a letter of interest;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a 1-2 page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy within a comprehensive university school of music, including objectives and the means of achieving those objectives;
  • internet links to audio or video recordings of recent performances demonstrating the capabilities of the applicant; and
  • contact information (email and telephone) for three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  • In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
  • Review of applications will begin January 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for Skype interview, 2/18
  • Eric Zuber, but as a Visiting Assistant Professor!

University of Memphis: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline November 4, 2019)[]

  • Date posted: September 5, 2019
  • Full time, tenure track
  • Assistant Professor of Music- Piano. This is a nine-month tenure track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August 17, 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Duties may include applied piano instruction and chamber music coaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels; teaching piano pedagogy and piano literature courses; collaborating with faculty and guest artists; active recruiting of students; and maintaining a performing career outside of the university. Service on Committees at the School of Music, College and University levels, is expected, as well as other duties as required. Applicants with additional areas of expertise and interest are encouraged to apply. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
  • Master’s in piano performance is required; a doctorate and university teaching experience are desired. The successful candidate should be an outstanding performer in solo and collaborative repertoire with a national and/or international reputation, and the ability to recruit high-level students.
  • Candidates should go to: Additional items required at time of application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a list of three (3) references with contact information to include address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled. 
    For information regarding this position, contact: Dr. Artina McCain, Chair, Assistant Professor of Piano Search Committee,
  • November 19- Received an email requesting extra material:  videos, teaching philosophy
  • January 15: Skype interview
  • January 21: 3 finalists selected. 
  • Internal candidate
  • Again, goes to the one-year positioned candidate. Seriously, who would apply for a one-year position and then expect it to be tenure track the next year. So unfair for other competent applicants.
  • Candidate is very competent. Congrats to him! +1
  • Candidate is more than very competent - he was the best candidate, and certainly an upgrade over the person who last held the position.
  • I am sure that if the candidate won the job, he is excellent and deserving. But why say "certainly an upgrade over the person who last held the position?" Seriously? Didn't the last person leave for a big position like ASU?
  • Unless you were part of the search committee, heard the candidates and interviewed them, I would refrain from saying that he was the best candidate. All of them must have been very good. In the end, it is the committee's decision. So much can influence the decision (friendship, networking)  Well, I guess it is their problem. 
  • Another internal candidate! this is getting old! They make this fake searches and use candidates.  
  • Internal candidates that got the jobs are coming back to defend themselves... BS!!!

University of Mississippi: Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: January 3, 2020)[]

  • Appointment: 9 Month
  • Assignment Type: Tenure Track
  • Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano. Nine-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Music beginning Fall 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Responsibilities: Develop and direct a new Master of Music in Collaborative Piano degree; collaborate with faculty, students, and guest artists for recitals, juries, and area meetings; advise, assign, and supervise graduate assistants in collaborative piano; coach chamber ensembles; teach courses primarily in area of expertise (collaborative piano – instrumental/chamber, applied lessons, piano pedagogy, secondary keyboard instruments, class piano, piano literature) and design new courses specific to the degree, as needed; maintain a strong performing profile outside of the university; and actively recruit graduate students. Additional duties include departmental and university service, as well as service to the discipline in the form of active membership in professional organizations. 
  • The University of Mississippi Department of Music’s mission is to prepare students for professional careers by offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education, performance and choral conducting, master’s degrees in musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, and a PhD in Music Education. Students entering our programs become part of a vibrant community led by a distinguished and enthusiastic faculty, with 25 full-time and 12 adjunct members dedicated to teaching, research and performance. Thus, our students (more than 150 majors) receive the rigorous individual attention necessary to develop their full potential in our superb classroom facilities in the newly-renovated music building. As a department within the College of Liberal Arts, we are also committed to offering stimulating courses and performance opportunities for non-majors. The University of Mississippi has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for ten consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, and is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.
  • Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in piano or collaborative piano required. Significant professional activity, as well as university teaching experience, required. The successful candidate will be an outstanding performer of collaborative repertoire, will have a compelling professional profile, and will be able to recruit talented graduate students.
  • Application Procedures: First, submit an online application via and upload a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. Second, email the following materials to Prof. Amanda Johnston, Chair of the Search Committee ( 1) comprehensive repertoire lists – instrumental/vocal/chamber (according to area of expertise); 2) links to videos of performances/recitals illustrating breadth of current collaborative activity; 3) links to professional recordings (if applicable); 4) sample recital programs; and 5) list of three references. Note: all submissions must be electronic, using Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox, or other comparable platforms (no CDs/DVDs).
  • Review of applications will begin January 3, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered.

University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna: Senior Lecturer, Piano (2 positions) (Deadline: 22 July 2020)[]

  • Link to full job ad on University's HR ite (in German)
  • The Ludwig van Beethoven Institute for piano and harpsichord in music pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna announces two openings as Senior lecturer for piano, available October 1, 2020.
  • Tasks: Independent teaching and examination activities and supervision of students in the supplementary piano courses (artistic and practical) in the fields of music education – voice and instruments, music education, music education - instruments, music therapy, music and movement pedagogy; leading of teaching practice groups; collaboration in tasks related to the development of the arts at the department, participation in organisational and administrative tasks and in evaluation measures
  • According to the Austrian collective labour agreement, the monthly gross pay is at a minimum € 2.929,- (14 times), in case of job-related former experience a gross pay of € 3.472,40 (at a maximum) is possible.
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • completed university degree in this field of study
  • proof of artistic, practical and pedagogic achievements which meet the requirements of the workplace
  • Specific Requirements
  • experience in teaching students of different ages and educational levels
  • excellent piano practice skills (stylistically appropriate accompaniment, improvisation, sight-reading, score playing, popular music, arrangement)
  • organisational talent and ability to work in a team

University of New Hampshire: Lecturer in Music(Piano) (Deadline: January 5, 2020)[]

  • Full-time, 1-year initial contract, renewable
  • Responsibilities: Teach piano lessons to music majors and non-music majors •Perform regularly as collaborative pianist on faculty recitals and for guest artists•Teach piano pedagogy, collaborative piano, piano literature, and/or other courses as assigned.•A commitment to sustain and advance the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, and staff•Coordinate assignments of the staff pianists•Administer the Piano Extension Program•Manage the Arlene Kies Piano Recital and Masterclass Series•Other duties as determined by the needs of the department and the candidate’s abilities
  • Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:
    • Letter of application
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Other 1: repertoire list (solo & collaborative)
    • Other 2: video or audio documentation of performances (solo and collaborative). Please provide audio/video recordings via a document that provides links to online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo or personal website.
    • Contact information for 3-5 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application.
  • Qualification: Appropriate master’s degree with extensive professional experience, or doctorate.
  • Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a collaborative pianist in instrumental chamber music and all forms of vocal repertoire in addition to being a fine solo performer; will have a strong interest and knowledge base in piano pedagogy; and will have a flexible, collegial approach to music-making.
  • Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
  • A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
  • The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. The University of New Hampshire has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. From its main Durham campus, its college in Manchester, and the School of Law in Concord, the university serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research. Durham is located 60 miles north of Boston and its exceptional cultural opportunities, 80 miles southeast of the scenic White Mountains, and near the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
  • The Department of Music’s mission is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines, promoting opportunities for creative and scholarly innovation, while preserving diverse repertories and cultural traditions. The Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. In addition, it strives to advance musical culture among residents of the state and region, as well as within the UNH community. The 120 students in the Department of Music maintain a balance between performance, music education, and academics within a liberal arts tradition.
  • 2/15: Request for skype interview
  • 3/5: Finalists selected
  • 3/27: Search on hold due to economic instability

University of the Pacific: Assistant Professor of Practice in Piano (Deadline: December 15, 2019)[]

  • The University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music seeks a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice in Piano to teach applied piano and in related areas of pedagogy, literature, and chamber music. The successful candidate will lead undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of settings and support a comprehensive piano area program designed to serve students in their future pursuits.
  • The successful candidate will be a superb pianist, pedagogue and educator, one willing and able to work in concert with colleagues to sustain an innovative applied program dedicated to students. The incumbent will develop strong and supportive relationships with area piano teachers in the region, many of whom are Pacific alumni, and will be regarded as an inspired mentor for students of all ages. The candidate will be well versed in current applied music pedagogy approaches, well grounded in the histories of keyboard music in an array of settings including the present era, and will be deeply committed to preparing our students for their future careers.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be able to engage in curriculum development, provide leadership in the areas of recruitment of excellent student musicians, and demonstrate a clear ability to inspire, motivate, and advise students. The successful candidate will maintain an active performing schedule, and will demonstrate an unflagging commitment to inclusion in their concert programming and in their pedagogy
  • The successful candidate will sustain a record of accomplishment as a teacher, performer, and in service to Pacific and to the candidate’s professional fields. The appointment will commence in the Fall of 2020 and is anticipated to be offered for an initial three-year term. Appointment may be renewable for successive rolling three-year terms based upon evaluation of the incumbent. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Pacific’s Conservatory values a diverse faculty and staff.
  • Qualifications: A DMA in performance, or the equivalent in professional experience. Collegiate level teaching experience; a record of successful studio teaching, recruitment, and retention; publications and/or a record of achievement as a concert pianist, collaborative pianist and/or chamber musician; a record of engagement with the music of our time as well as with music of the common practice period.
  • Special Instructions: Cover letter, curriculum vita, links to videos of candidate, ideally in teaching and performance settings, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference which include statements supporting the candidate’s fit for the position; and contact information for two additional references whom may be contacted by the search committee. Review of applications will begin on 12/15/19, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Contact email:
  • Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

University of South Carolina: Artist/Teacher of Piano - Associate/Full Professor(Deadline: November 1, 2019)[]

  • Desired Start Date: August 16, 2020
  • The University of South Carolina School of Music is seeking applications for Associate/Full Professor of Piano to begin August 16, 2020. This 9-month position is in the Tenure-Track.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano in all degree tracks; maintain regional, national, and international visibility in performance; engage in significant professional activities; perform and coach chamber music; recruit students for undergraduate and graduate piano programs; serve as Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements: An earned Doctorate (or ABD) in music is preferred; an earned master’s degree in music or the equivalent is required. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with substantive national recognition. The demonstrated ability to recruit and maintain a studio of university piano students is required. The successful candidate will possess administrative expertise and the ability for innovative and forward-thinking development of the Southeastern Piano Festival, while maintaining its national visibility.
  • Preferred Qualifications:  The School of Music vision statement identifies five core values: the pursuit of Excellence; devotion to Student Success; the production of Music Leaders; preparation of the Musician-Educator; and the creation of Diversely Skilled Musicians. The school encourages applications from candidates who demonstrate interests and abilities that align with these values.
  • Applicant Instructions:  Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of recommendation. Include links to recordings of three recent performances. Additional supporting materials should not be be submitted unless requested.
  • The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
  • Contact: Laveta Gibson, Dean's Office
    University of South Carolina School of Music, 803-777-4336
  • Any news/updates as of January 3rd?
  • On campus interviews have been scheduled. 
  • No hire.

University of Texas at Austin: Professor of Practice in Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: December 2, 2019)[]

  • Position begins September 1, 2020.
  • Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice (full-time, non-tenure track, continuing); salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Non-tenure track faculty at the University of Texas are encouraged to maintain a professional profile. Multi-year contracts and promotion in rank are possible.
  • Responsibilities include coordinating graduate assistants of the group piano teaching team; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in keyboard pedagogy, group piano, and other courses in related areas; serving on graduate committees; participating in the work of the Center for Music Learning.
  • The faculty at UT encourage students to explore many different music-making traditions and cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the finest universities in the country. The Butler School of Music, comprising some 90 faculty and approximately 640 music students, has an outstanding reputation for its performance and academic programs. Degree plans range from the bachelors to the doctoral level. The Butler School is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming community and to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The Austin area, known for its beauty and comfortable lifestyle, also provides many cultural advantages through its numerous arts organizations and is home to a very active and creative music scene.
  • Qualifications: DMA or PhD required. We seek candidates who are superb musicians and teachers, and whose areas of teaching expertise complement those of existing faculty. Candidates should (1) demonstrate the highest level of musicianship; (2) exhibit superior teaching skills in one-on-one and group instruction with a variety of student populations; (3) have a record of, or demonstrate potential for, conducting empirical research related to music learning; (4) show evidence of active participation in national and international organizations devoted to keyboard pedagogy.
  • The faculty at UT encourage students to explore many different music-making traditions and cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of promoting a learning and research environment that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Application Instructions: Review of applications begins December 2, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, complete contact information for five references
  • Please do not submit additional supporting materials unless requested by the search committee. All documents must be uploaded via UT’s online application system: Inquiries only may be directed to:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
  • December 6- extra material requested (teaching videos)
  • December 18- They called reference
  • What a joke. Non tenure track?

University of Utah: Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano (Deadline: January 6, 2020)[]

  • New Position to Begin July 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
  • 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) perform other appropriate college, university, and professional service. The School of Music seeks to create a diverse and inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines to foster highly adaptive creators and thinkers.
  • Qualifications: (1) Earned doctorate in Collaborative Piano or its equivalent in professional experience; (2) demonstrated evidence of successful applied teaching at the university level; (3) artist-level collaborative performer. In addition to a vibrant solo/chamber concert career, commercial recordings and/or being under professional management are desirable. The strongest candidates will recognize that music has a strong potential for social change and community engagement and their work will reflect this. Experience in community-engaged teaching, (such as outreach/preparatory schools) will be highly valued in the successful candidate. We are seeking an accomplished and creative musician with a national/international reputation in collaborative performance, who demonstrates every promise of attaining professional distinction, as defined in our retention, promotion, and tenure guidelines.
  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
  • 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. Please submit a link (URL) to a 60-minute video of unedited recent solo/chamber performances; separate links to individual unedited videos totaling 60 minutes are also acceptable. The video(s) should include 30 minutes of solo repertoire, and 30 minutes of chamber music performance including instrumental and vocal works.
  • 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 6, 2020 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 Julie Wright Costa, Chair of the Search Committee, at Do not send other materials unless requested. Appointment is subject to available funding.

Washington and Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: November 11, 2019)[]

  • The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position. This artist-teacher will give lessons to applied piano students and teach in a secondary area with preference given to those who are interested in music history survey courses. The person in this position may also teach the department’s music appreciation course, Introduction to Music. The appointment begins July 1, 2020.
  • Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 liberal arts colleges. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in music as well as a minor in music. Students may pursue teacher education endorsement in music education as well.
  • Washington and Lee promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should possess a significant record of solo and collaborative piano performance and a commitment to pursuing performance opportunities on and off-campus in addition to teaching. The department places a premium on good interpersonal skills and the ability to recruit student pianists. Service on university, college, and departmental committees is expected and other duties may be assigned.  Strong candidates should possess a doctorate in music or have completed one by the time of appointment. A demonstrable record of teaching excellence and a commitment to providing a high quality music education in a liberal arts context are essential. The position will begin in the fall 2020 term.
  • Candidates should submit: a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population; a CV; All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at; three confidential letters of recommendation; Samples of work, such as recordings and/or publications that demonstrate current scholarship and performance will be requested at a later date.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Gregory Parker at
  • November 17, 2019: Rejection Letter
  • November 18: reveived an email requesting videos and scholarly writting
  • November 22: Skype interview scheduled for December
  • Any news?
  • Skype Interviews were Dec11,12 and 13
  • December 17: rejection letter 
  • December 17: Campus interview scheduled with 3 candidates.
  • Any updates on this? Has the offer been made? 
  • Yes!

Washington State University: Assistant Professor (Deadline: November 1, 2019)[]

  • Duties: The School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastically accepting applications for an Assistant Professor. The Assistant Professor will teach applied piano studio, keyboard literature, and piano pedagogy practicum, and supervise graduate teaching assistants. The incumbent will also coordinate keyboard area. The position will include some administrative responsibilities, collaborate performances, and other duties, as assigned. The Assistant Professor will develop and maintain high level of scholarship and creative activity, build relationships with piano teachers in the region, participate in undergraduate and graduate student recruiting and mentoring as well as program-building initiatives, and provide leadership/partnerships with other service and outreach activities and professional organizations ancillary to the position.
  • Qualifications: Earned doctorate in piano by May 2020. Proven excellence in piano performance and effective teaching. Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and interpersonal communication. Proven knowledge of piano repertoire and pedagogy literature. Evidence of successful program building, studio recruitment and retention. Successful experience as a collaborative pianist. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of successful university/college level teaching experience in applied piano lessons, piano pedagogy, and keyboard literature.
    Experience supervising graduate teaching assistants.
    Experience administering keyboard area, piano pedagogy lab school or similar.
  • Applicant Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents:
    a) letter of application specifically addressing the duties and qualifications listed in this notice of vacancy;
    b) current curriculum vitae;
    c) a statement including the current status and future plans regarding the applicant’s scholarly/creative activities (upload as “Other”);
    d) 3 current letters of reference from professional references (in addition to their names, email and phone numbers) who are able to address qualifications relative to this position,
    e) digital links to applicant’s recordings of 3-5 solo and 1-2 chamber/collaborative performances within the last three years (video preferred) (Upload as “Other 2”); and
    f) digital links to a video sample of teaching piano and/or a related subject (Upload in “Portfolio”).
    Send email inquiries or call for information: Dr. Lori J Wiest, Piano Search Committee, (509)-335-5647.
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
  • Dec. 9th: Skype interview scheduled
  • Any updates?
  • Dec. 19th, on campus interview scheduled 
  • Offer made and accepted 3/4

Western Illinois University: Assistant Professor of Piano (Deadline: December 13, 2019)[]

  • APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2020
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate applied piano, graduate courses in piano literature and piano pedagogy, and keyboard skills courses. Assume a leadership role in the recruitment and retention of talented piano students. Other duties or teaching assignments as appropriate to qualifications and experience
  • RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary competitive. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Piano Performance or Piano Pedagogy. Evidence of excellence in piano performance and teaching. Demonstrated success as an instructor at the university level.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of success in teaching courses in piano literature, piano pedagogy, and class piano. Record of engagement in professional organizations through conference presentations and/or performances. 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). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
  • 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) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion 5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy 6) a PDF with links to recordings of recent performances
  • Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL
  • Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Lynn Thompson at
  • Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

​​​​​​Wichita State University: Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: December 1, 2019)[]

  • Responsibilities: Direct and supervise undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Piano Pedagogy. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; observe and supervise students’ teaching. Teach Class Piano and supervise Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and/or adjunct instructors in this four-level program; understand, use, and maintain technologies associated with the Piano Laboratory. Coordinate undergraduate piano proficiency program: Oversee initial placement (in one of four graded sections) through final examination including sight reading, improvisation, harmonizing, playing by ear, and transposing; submit student progress assessment report each semester. Serve as outreach/recruiting liaison to professional organizations; participate in the organization and adjudication of the WSU Piano Festival as well as Kansas state-wide and regional piano festivals. Serve as faculty advisor to the WSU student chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Fulfill faculty expectations associated with traditional full-time tenure track university appointment (teaching, scholarly/creative activity, service). May be assigned to teach applied piano as the need arises.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music from an accredited institution conferred by time of appointment – August, 9, 2020. Demonstrated success teaching at the college/university level. Experience teaching class piano including associated current technology. Demonstrated skill teaching piano in individual, group, and class settings. Experience in operating a private piano studio. Excellent written and oral communication skills including classroom/public lecturing. Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.
  • All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.
  • Applicant Instructions: Review of completed applications will begin December 2, 2019; for priority consideration please submit applications and supporting documents/materials by December 1, 2019.
  • REQUIRED REFERENCES: When filling out your online application, please enter contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) for 3 references.
    Applicants must upload the following Required Applicant Documents:
    Applicants must provide online access to –
    1) 45-minute composite video of applicant teaching individual students (both beginners & advanced) how to overcome technical problems, classroom, and group lessons; and
    2) 20-minute video or audio recording of applicant’s solo performance.
    Applicants must upload a document listing web addresses (URLs) to online locations housing your media (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.); include composition titles, recording dates, locations, and lengths.
    Applicants must provide 3 confidential letters of reference, written within the past 12 months, sent directly by the referees to:
    Dr. Dean Roush, Professor, Chair, Piano Pedagogy Search Committee
    Wichita State University
    1845 Fairmount Street
    Wichita, KS 67260-0053
  • All required materials must be submitted/received for an application to be considered complete. Only completed applications will be considered for review.
  • 1/21 Skype interview requested
  • 1/24 Skype interview
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Another internal candidate taking the job! Interesting that this position did not require any playing at all! 
  • Breaking news.... Why bother anymore?%^&%^&%$!
  • Do you think the internal candidate can actually play the piano?
  • While it's frustrating that many positions go to internal candidates, it's ultimately the school's decision on how they wish to develop their program. Please don't go trash talking the people they ultimately hire; you weren't part of the search committee and know nothing about the type of person they're looking for. These comments on this page do no good. I might be wrong, but aren't all public universities required by law to post open positions even though they know from the start they're going with their internal? Don't blame the university for what they're required to do, and above all, please keep your negative opinions to yourself and only post updates pertaining to the positon. I know nothing about this position, the university, or any candidate, but it's a piano position so yes, the candidate can obviously play the piano. Pick up, move on, look for another job to apply for. Congratulations to the candidate on their success and I wish them the best in their career.
  • Fake searches should be illegal!
  • Internal candidates are coming back here to defend themselves? hahaha 

William Paterson University: Assistant Professor of Music (Deadline: Open until filled)[]

  • William Paterson University invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Communications, Department of Music, beginning September 1, 2020.
  • The Department of Music at William Paterson University provides students a comprehensive music education in classical, jazz, and popular music, with individually tailored focuses.  The department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music.  At the graduate level, the department offers three concentrations within its Masters of Music program.  There is also a robust collaboration with the William Paterson Cotsakos College of Business that offers an MBA with a music management concentration.
  • Please visit our webpage at for more information about our degree and course offerings and unique performance opportunities.
  • Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teaching applied lessons to classical piano majors and minors; class and collaborative piano; piano pedagogy and literature, Coordinate applied lesson assignments and accompanying assignments for adjunct piano faculty, Pursue instructional activities within areas of expertise according to the needs of the department, Student recruitment, retention, and academic advisement, Attendance at auditions, scholarly productivity, including but not limited to publications in peer reviewed journals and attendance at relevant professional conferences, Contribution to curriculum development; committee service; attendance at university, college and departmental functions; service and participation in the life of the department and wider university community
  • Required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or D.M.A
  • ABD candidates will be considered; terminal degree must be completed by February 2021 for re-appointment
  • Two or more years of higher education teaching experience or evidence of four or more years performance experience and a strong reputation as a performing pianist
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success as a piano teacher with documented commitment to teaching excellence
  • Evidence of having worked in a diverse environment
  • Personal attributes and traits:
  • Evidence of being a life-long student of learning and personal and professional development and success
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment
  • Capable of listening without bias
  • Interested candidates will be prompted to:
  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references
  • Video recording and/or link to recent performances and teaching of applied lessons
  • Submission of all documents listed above is required fornsideration.
  • Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact
  • Failed search. Message received: 
  • Thank you for your interest in William Paterson University.  I regret to inform you that the search for the position of Assistant Professor, Music has been placed on hold for this fiscal year. We will keep your application on file in the event the search is reopened in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1st.  Should that occur, you will be contacted to determine your continued interest as an applicant for the position. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


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Schools with Failed or Canceled Searches[]

General Discussion[]

  • Hi everyone. I (5120j) used to admin/update this page, but no longer have the time. All you pianists out there will need to take the initiative to post and update job listings yourselves, as creating/setting up the page & RSS feed will be the extent of my involvement this year. Best of luck!

Do not be discouraged about the search result. Just keep applying as many jobs as possible until you hit the jackpot. Not only that many job posts are fake but even in the real searches, who knows if the committee really wants to take the best candidate or not? Let's face it, many professors probably will never get their current job if they are on the job market right now. Good Luck !