Searches for academic positions in Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano in 2020-21. This page is for jobs that begin in 2021.

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Recent Activity on Piano Wiki 2020-21[edit | edit source]

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Schools with Accepted Offers[edit | edit source]

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

Jobs for 2021[edit | edit source]

Alfred University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Piano) (Deadline: 30 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Music Department at Alfred University seeks to fill a full-time one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music with a specialization in Piano for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • The Music Department is a vital part of the Performing Arts Division which also includes Dance, Theater, and Performance Design and Technology. With a new Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as a music minor we are looking for a candidate who values innovation and a deep-seated interest for maximum student engagement. Our newly revitalized music program combines innovated courses including Queering the Pitch, World Music and Technology and Gaming with our theory, history, and applied music courses.
  • Responsibilities:
  • All levels of Applied Piano Lessons and Carillon Lessons
  • Accompanist for the University Chorus and Chamber Singers ensembles
  • Accompanist for Beginning and Advanced Voice Classes
  • Accompanist for Student Recitals and Faculty Recitals
  • Teaching 10 credit hours per semester including all levels of Class Piano and other academic courses including those within the General Music Curriculum
  • Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Piano Performance with significant experience as an artist, scholar and teacher.
  • Experience in recruiting potential students and program development at the university level are necessary.
  • To Apply Submit:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Links to performances that are sharable
  • Contact information (phone and email) for three references.
  • Review of applications will begin November 3O, 2020 and will remain open until the position is filled.
  • For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Lisa Lantz Lantz@alfred.edu


Cedarville University Adjunct Professor of Piano (Deadline: 26 February 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Cedarville University's music program will have an open adjunct position in piano for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The adjunct will teach both majors and non-majors and will have the opportunity to prepare some students for public performances including degree recitals. The priority of the piano studios at Cedarville is to prepare students with practical, real-world skills such as teaching, sight-reading, accompanying, improvisation, and music making across multiple genres. Persons interested in the position should send a CV and a one-page cover letter addressing the priorities listed above as well as fit with CU's Christian mission to Dr. John Mortensen, Professor of Piano, at [[1]].  The deadline for consideration is February 26, 2021.

Colorado Mesa University: Assistant Professor of Piano and Commercial Keyboard (Deadline: 05 February 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • SUMMARY: The Colorado Mesa University Department of Music seeks a coordinator of commercial music with experience as a commercial pianist/keyboardist for a full-time, tenure-track position to fulfill its mission to prepare musicians for the 21st Century. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; courses may be assigned as in-person, on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the department and profession are expected.  
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Coordinate commercial music area
  • Teach commercial piano/keyboard lessons.
  • Coordinate other aspects of the piano/keyboard curriculum.
  • Maintain an active schedule of creative/scholarly activities in a variety of genres including commercial and jazz styles and performing in faculty ensembles.
  • Direct ensembles based on departmental need and candidate strengths.
  • Recruit and retain a dynamic studio of future performers, educators, and entrepreneurs.  
  • Perform service for the department and institution.
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • REQUIRED: Master’s degree in music, Significant private teaching experience, Varied and notable performance experience
  • DESIRED: Experience with contemporary music technology for recording, composing, and live performance, Doctoral degree in music or commensurate professional experience, Ability to teach entrepreneurship skills, Evidence of strong program/studio building, Experience directing ensembles, Classical performing and teaching experience, Collaborative piano skills, Ability to teach courses in other areas of music according to candidate's skills.
  • How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information.  In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Links to performance videos
  • Links to teaching videos
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
  • Provide three letters of recommendation: May be emailed to cmujobs@coloradomesa.edu. Note the candidates name in the subject line
  • Position No.  F00054
  • Salary:  45,000.00 - 50,000.00.  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
  • Application Deadline:  Open until filled.  To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 2/5/2021.


Community College of Baltimore County: Music, Piano, Faculty - 10 month (Deadline: 18 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Number: 2021-510
  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Music, with piano specialty and experience in applied, classroom, and virtual instruction.  Collaborative piano experience required. A minimum of two years of college-level and/or community music school or studio teaching.  Evidence of excellence in musicianship and teaching; facility with music and classroom technology; administrative and/or leadership experience. Excellent English written and oral communication skills.  CCBC is committed to equal opportunity and seek faculty who demonstrate the ability to function effectively within a diverse population.
  • For best consideration please apply by December 18, 2020.
  • Class Specific Essential Duties: Teach a full range of courses including, applied piano, class piano, and general education music classes; Lead the piano music faculty on the Essex campus; Schedule and oversee piano juries; Teach weekly piano repertoire class. Assist with accompaniment of students if staff pianist is unavailable. Play an active role in recruiting piano students in area high schools. Prepare, teach, and evaluate courses, and participate with program faculty in the development and management of courses, curricula, and academic policy, with a focus on student-centered learning; Reassigned duties, such as those of the concert manager, may be assigned. Continue to work in specialty/field; Participate in the life of the college through committee service and other activities.
  • Full-time faculty are required to teach fifteen (15) credit hours per semester, maintain five office hours per week, and perform other duties as assigned.

Florida International University: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano (Deadline: 23 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The FIU School of Music invites applicants for a fulltime, nine-month, tenure-earning Jazz Piano Assistant Professor.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master of Music (MM) degree is required. Applicant should be an outstanding and active professional jazz pianist with a strong record of teaching and performance. Capacity to participate in shared governance through service to the School, College and University. Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate of Music (DMA) degree. Distinguished record of achievement in the field at a national or international level. Teaching experience of 3 to 5 years beyond graduate assistantship at the university level. Ability to collaborate across disciplines in a Research I university. Demonstrated capacity for effective community engagement and recruitment at the collegiate level. Collegial attitude, strong organizational, management and communication skills
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate applied jazz piano and class jazz piano. Additional teaching responsibilities may include jazz composition, jazz arranging, jazz improvisation, jazz theory, jazz ear training, jazz history and ensembles. The successful candidate is expected to be an active and effective recruiter for the jazz performance program. The successful candidate will also maintain a regional and national profile within the profession and engage in scholarly, creative activity, and research. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate¿s qualifications and experience.
  • How to apply: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522716 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach the following documents:
  • A Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement
  • Statement of Research & Creative Activities
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Service
  • Statement of Recruiting Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae: Candidates may also be asked to submit recordings of performances and/or teaching at a later date. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, which will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, completed applications and required materials should be received by January 23, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.
  • Please direct questions to Jazz Piano search committee chair, Jim Hacker: hackerj@fiu.edu.

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Postdoctoral Resident Scholar (Chamber and Collaborative Music) - Collaborative Piano Vocal (Deadline: 15 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The Jacobs School of Music seeks candidates with experience in a broad range of vocal repertoire for a two-year, full-time post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist for the academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23. Duties will be flexible, depending on the interests and areas of expertise of the candidate, but will include individual and duo coaching of both recital and operatic repertoire, preparing and performing with students, and coordinating projects with visiting artists. The successful candidate may teach a course in song literature during each semester of their appointment. Personal projects will result in public performances by the participants. This position is in the Chamber and Collaborative Music Department at the Jacobs School.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment; consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University no later than August 1, 2021, but no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. Candidates should possess comprehensive knowledge of lyric diction and be proficient in basic Italian, German and French. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists and singers, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity, and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2,000 research and travel budget, and eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in coaching pianists and singers), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research/creative professional development goals, a complete repertoire list (both vocal and instrumental), and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of singers and repertoire. An email with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of the reference providers immediately after the application is submitted. If you require assistance in completing the application, contact Cecilia Bass at (812) 855-5541 or ceciflem@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 01/15/2021

Indiana University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Postdoctoral Resident Scholar (Chamber and Collaborative Music) - Collaborative Piano Instrumental (Deadline: 15 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music seeks a candidate for a full-time two-year post-doctoral position as collaborative pianist/coach with experience in a broad range of instrumental repertoire (strings, woodwinds, brass) for the academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23. Duties will be flexible, depending on the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise. Additionally, the position includes performing as collaborative partner with faculty, guest artists and students, and coaching collaborative projects involving piano students and their assigned partners. In the fall semester 2016, the Jacobs School of Music created a new Chamber and Collaborative Music Department, in which the post-doctoral position now resides. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of the activities in the new department.
  • The search and screen committee may recommend the hiring of two candidates under this posting.
  • Basic Qualifications: A completed doctorate in collaborative piano, or equivalent training in an academic institution outside the United States, is required at the time of appointment. Consideration will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in piano performance if they have extensive collaborative experience. Candidates must have completed their training or have received the doctorate from an institution other than Indiana University preferably by May 31, 2021, but no later than August 1, 2021, and no earlier than five years prior to their appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of artistic accomplishment and technical keyboard skills, fluency in sight-reading, ability to coach pianists in collaborative settings, a lively intellectual and musical curiosity and good organizational skills.
  • Salary and Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. Salary will be $42,700 with an annual $2000 research and travel budget. The position carries eligibility for the health and retirement benefits available to all Indiana University full-time faculty.
  • Special Instructions: A complete application consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include experience in teaching/coaching collaborative activities), a document no more than two pages in length describing the applicant’s research-creative professional development goals, a complete list of instrumental collaborative repertoire, and Web links to a minimum of three high-quality video recordings of live performances with a variety of instrumentalists and repertoire. Applicants will be required to provide the name, title, email address and telephone contact for three professional references. An email message with instructions about uploading letters of reference will be sent automatically to each of your reference providers immediately after submitting the application. If assistance is needed in completing the application, contact Cecilia Bass at (812) 855-5541 or ceciflem@indiana.edu.
  • For Best Consideration Date: 01/15/2021

Judson College: Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory (Deadline: Review begins immediately, posted 23 September 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Job Summary: The Assistant Professor of Music: Piano & Theory will teach a full-time academic load. Courses taught will depend on departmental need each semester, as well as the applicant’s experience and expertise, and are likely to include:
  • Theory Courses:
(MUS100) if needed—3 hours
MUS101 Theory I—3 hours
MUS102 Theory II—3 hours
MUS103 Sight-Singing I—1 hour
MUS104 Sight-Singing II—1 hour
MUS201 Theory III—3 hours
MUS202 Theory IV—3 hours
MUS203 Sight-Singing III—1 hour
MUS204 Sight-Singing IV—1 hour
MUS300 Form & Analysis—3 hours
  • Piano Courses:
MUS141 through MUS144 (1 hour each) Class piano sequence
MUS097 Piano Seminar—1 hour
MUS402 Keyboard Pedagogy—2 hours
MUS404 Keyboard Literature—2 hours
Applied piano lessons to majors, minors,& non-majors(variable credit)
  • Other duties will include: Advise undergraduate students within the major. Promote and mentor undergraduate student research. Contribute professionally to the faculty, college, and community by keeping scheduled office hours, serving on college committees, and attending commencement and other college faculty activities. Participate in professional associations related to these fields of music, such as MTNA and SMT. Maintain collaborative relationships with school and local studio music educators for recruiting and service purposes and may engage in teaching lessons through the Community Music School program.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in piano. Ideally, the candidate will have a minimum of three years of successful music teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. A DMA is preferred.
  • Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants should submit the following four documents: a CV with a list of three references; graduate transcript(s); a philosophy of teaching statement; and a cover letter, describing their qualifications for the position, their appreciation for the College’s mission, and a description of the way in which their faith animates their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of students.
  • Please submit the aforementioned documents as e-mailed attachments to the following:
Stacey G. Parham, Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Judson College
302 Bibb Street
Marion, AL 36756
E-mail: sparham@judson.edu
  • Application Deadline:  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Expectation and Condition of Employment: Founded in 1838, Judson College, a woman’s college affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, employs faculty who profess faith in Jesus Christ and who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. Candidates considering the application process should have a serious Christian commitment that is reflected in their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring of undergraduate students.  Furthermore, faculty will lead lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through their local church.  Faculty are expected to embrace the Mission Statement and Core Values of the College and to support the three commitments shared by all CCCU institutions.

New England Conservatory: Piano Faculty (Deadline: 08 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • NEC is seeking a dynamic, versatile and collegial artist-teacher to teach piano the Piano Department. This is a full-time faculty assignment, which represents a commitment of 12-16 scheduled teaching hours per week. However, given the unpredictability of enrollment for the coming academic year, the appointment may be part-time in the 1st year and full-time in the 2nd year.  We will confirm details during the latter portion of the search process.  The priority deadline for submission of application materials is January 8, 2020.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach studio lessons to both graduate and undergraduate students
  • Attend and participate in admissions auditions and end-of-year promotionals (performance examinations)
  • Comply with curriculum and pedagogical standards set by Department Chair and NEC's administration
  • Actively recruit during the admissions process
  • Participate in faculty trainings and departmental meetings
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of demonstrated success in teaching at the collegiate level
  • Active performing career with a high-level profile
  • Ability to attend auditions, promotionals, and department meetings as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, other faculty, and staff

Lee University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: 10 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The Lee University School of Music invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in piano, starting August 2021. We seek a dynamic applied and classroom teacher who is committed to liberal arts education in a Christian environment. To be considered for a position at the level of Assistant Professor or higher, candidates must have an earned doctorate in music or equivalent professional experience. Candidates holding an appropriate master’s degree may be considered for a position in our non-tenure, lecturer track.
  • Qualifications of the ideal candidate include the following: an earned doctorate in piano performance or equivalent professional experience, a record of successful teaching of undergraduate and graduate students of varying backgrounds and interests, excellent performance and communication skills, as well as active involvement in appropriate professional organizations. Candidates must have a commitment to Christian higher education and the integration of faith with teaching/learning.
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities include teaching a studio of undergraduate and graduate pianists and may include classroom teaching in a related area, dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. Additional duties include scholarly activities appropriate to teaching faculty, mentoring and advising students as assigned, university and/or community service, and working cooperatively with other members of the faculty.
  • Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank are based on qualifications and experience.
  • To help us evaluate your potential as a member of our university faculty, applicants should forward the following via email to Debby Bell (dbell@leeuniversity.edu): (1) a letter of intent, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) access to video recording of recent performances, (4) a statement of Christian faith regarding your religious conversion and Christian commitment, (5) contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested directly; please do not include them with application materials.
  • Review of applications will begin January 11, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Longy School of Music at Bard College: Artist-Teacher of Collaborative Piano (Deadline: None listed, posted 13 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • Longy School of Music of Bard College seeks applications for an artist-teacher in collaborative piano who specializes in diverse and eclectic popular styles including Broadway, Opera, Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Dance Class Accompaniment, Acapella and Choir prep, and other varied genres.  The position will entail working and collaborating directly with students and faculty, and facilitating student accompanying assignments pertaining to these diverse genres.  The ideal candidate demonstrates fluency and skills in the areas reading score, charts, playing by ear, and transposition, with a proven track record of working as a vocal coach and collaborator.    
  • Date of appointment: Fall 2021
  • Job Responsibilities
  • Lead a class in collaborative piano skills focused on diverse genres
  • Enthusiastically recruit high level undergraduate- and graduate-level piano students to Longy
  • Provide weekly, hour-long private lessons to undergraduate- and graduate-level pre-professional musicians in Jazz and Contemporary Music, Master of Music in Music Education, and Collaborative Piano departments
  • Work as a collaborative pianist for Vocal Studies Department classes such as: Versatile Vocalist; From Broadway to Boston: How to Sing Musical Theater Songs; How to Create and Perform a Solo Play; Voices of Zion (Spirituals Ensemble)
  • Attend and provide professional feedback on undergraduate and graduate student admission auditions, student juries, dress rehearsals, and recitals
  • Provide recommendations and support to students seeking to pursue graduate or doctoral study
  • Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer programs post-graduation
  • Creatively incorporate elements of the Longy mission, “to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world”, into private lesson delivery
  • Participate in large school events including new student orientation, commencement, full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings
  • Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory and its Collaborative Piano department
  • Evaluate and grade the performance of your private lesson and classroom students, according to the grading standards of the Longy Conservatory
  • Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles
  • Provide curricular recommendations to conservatory advisors about failing students
  • Communicate with Longy advisors about students who are struggling emotionally
  • Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as a teacher and performer, with a strong national or international reputation. An advanced degree in piano or demonstrated equivalent is required. Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education are preferred.
  • To Apply: Interested candidates complete online application via ADP, should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three references addressed to Jeremy Van Buskirk, Assistant Dean

Mercer University: Assistant/Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano (Deadline: 30 October 2020, but review begins 14 October)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano
  • 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.
  • Qualifications. Master’s 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.
  • Required Documents: CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: 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 14, 2020, and will continue until October 30, 2020.

Tianjin Juilliard School: Collaborative Piano Faculty, Instrumental Specialization (Deadline: No deadline listed, posting date unclear)[edit | edit source]

  • The collaborative piano department provides an introduction to both vocal and instrumental collaborative training in a Master of Music degree program with an emphasis on training students to work as vocal coaches, particularly in an opera house setting. A faculty member with an opera specialty has already been hired so the School is looking for a collaborative pianist with considerable experience performing and teaching instrumental collaborative piano to replace an outgoing faculty member. Preference will be given to a pianist who also has experience teaching song repertoire.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Teach applied lessons to Masters-level pianists majoring in collaborative piano focusing on instrumental and some song repertoire
  • Teach courses in instrumental accompanying and possibly German and French song repertoire
  • Possible chamber music coaching in the Graduate School and/or the Saturday Pre-college program
  • Actively recruit students
  • Preference is for a pianist who is open to performing with instrumental colleagues
  • Qualifications:
  • Experience as a collaborative partner performing with established instrumental artists
  • Conservatory or collegiate teaching experience
  • Vocal coaching and vocal recital experience is desirable
  • Knowledge or interest in Chinese culture
  • Fluency in English (the graduate program at TJS will be accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, therefore all courses will be taught in English)
  • Some knowledge of Mandarin will be helpful to the successful candidate but is not required
  • Salary and Benefits:
  • Competitive full-time salary
  • Expatriate faculty packages that include: Housing, International private school for children, Annual trips back home, Medical insurance, Relocation assistance, Multi-year contract
  • Professional Opportunities:
  • Performance opportunities in major venues in China and Asia.  Full-time resident faculty will become part of a vibrant TJS faculty ensemble, which will be the flagship performance ensemble of the school to perform and tour in China and Asia
  • Opportunities to collaborate with Juilliard faculty in New York both in Tianjin and in New York
  • Application: Qualified candidates should submit
  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in living and working in China and how you can contribute to The Tianjin Juilliard School
  • Resume
  • Three references (names and contact information)
  • Video link(s) of most recent performances (optional)


University of British Columbia: Music - Assistant Professor (Piano) (Deadline: 15 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a versatile concert pianist with demonstrated potential for distinguished artistic achievement and teaching. In addition to a broad knowledge of the piano repertoire, applicants should demonstrate engagement with pedagogy and collaborative work. Familiarity with the piano repertoire beyond the traditional canon would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain performance projects leading to the securing of peer-reviewed external research funding (such as commissions, recordings, tours, and artist/research grants). They will contribute to the diverse activities of the Keyboard Division by engaging with, for example, improvisation, new technologies, cross-disciplinary interests, or community-based initiatives. Applicants should also demonstrate that they can effectively fulfill teaching and service duties, including graduate student supervision, while maintaining a demonstrated commitment to increased diversity, equity, and inclusion. A doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience is required.
  • The Keyboard Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including in Piano Performance, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis.
  • Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=533
  • Applicants should be prepared to upload:
  • a letter of application and CV outlining achievements in performance;
  • a concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • a statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • three live video recordings of recent performances. Videos should be easily accessible to the committee members (YouTube, Google Drive links, etc.)
  • In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the deadline, via email to music.secretary@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be made to the Chair of the Keyboard Division, Professor Mark Anderson, at mark.anderson@ubc.ca
  • Review of the applications will start on November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

University of Calgary: Assistant Professor, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Piano (Deadline: 20 February 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The Faculty of Arts, School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Piano. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. Applicants will be active and versatile performers with extensive performing experience, including chamber music, who are committed to teaching applied piano, chamber music, and new music and collaborative work. They will contribute to the diverse activities of the Music program and School by engaging with, for example, improvisation, new technologies, interdisciplinary exploration or community-based initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization in addition to other courses in the Music program, contribute to the graduate program, participate in the affairs of the School and faculty, and engage with the wider community. We invite candidates who understand the changing landscape and challenges faced by today’s practicing musicians and are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, creative activity, and service.
  • A completed DMA or equivalent degree at the time of appointment is required. An MMus in Piano Performance will be considered only if either a track record of successful piano teaching at an advanced level or significant professional performing experience at a national or international level can be demonstrated.
  • The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in research, creative activity and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate excellence in research and creative activity through peer-reviewed performances or publications, as well as demonstrated potential for establishing a strong record of research productivity and successfully securing grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. Where appropriate, the candidate should provide evidence of community engagement in their research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting and the wider community.
  • Please submit your application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
  • A letter of interest, including interests related to research and creative activity
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A statement of interests related to research and creative activity
  • A concise record of teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness
  • A statement of teaching/pedagogy philosophy
  • A one-page statement detailing experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions you would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Electronic links to three recent (within the last 18 months) performances and copies of recital/concert programs.
  • The names and contact information for 3-5 referees
  • The materials should be addressed to:
Joelle Welling
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
  • Application Deadline: February 20, 2021
  • The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
  • The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

University of Hartford: Tenure Track Associate Professor of Piano (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 10 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is pleased to announce a new full-time, tenure track position in Piano. This Associate Professor position will begin in August of 2021. In addition to teaching piano lessons to undergraduate and graduate students, there is also the opportunity to teach other keyboard related courses within the curriculum.
  • Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this position is teaching private piano lessons at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other potential curricular courses to be taught could include any of the following: Piano Pedagogy, Accompanying, Keyboard Repertoire and Chamber Music. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to student recruitment and retention as well as curriculum development and assessment. Full-time duties also include adjudicating auditions and juries, advising students, attending faculty meetings and serving on departmental, school and university committees.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to remain active in performance, pedagogical, or other creative/scholarly pursuits and to seek opportunities for peer review and publication.
  • Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is the minimal requirement. Additional requirements include either a graduate degree or diploma with ample professional performing and teaching experience or an extraordinary performance career with teaching experience. Teaching experience is preferred at the collegiate level. Performing experience should include solo recital and concerto repertoire. In addition, experience with chamber music and ensemble playing is advantageous. Excellent teaching, artistry, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ some technology in teaching. The commitment and ability to recruit new undergraduate and graduate students is crucial.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit,inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society.
  • Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti-racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.

Northwest Nazarene University: Director of Piano Studies (No deadline listed, posted 15 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Director of Piano Studies is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position. Teaching duties include applied piano, piano pedagogy, and accompanying to undergraduate students; additional teaching duties determined by needs of the department and candidate's strengths.
  • Position Responsibilities and Goals
  • Teach applied piano and other piano related activities within the department.
  • Engage in recruiting a quality studio of undergraduate pianists.  
  • Develop relationships with local piano organizations to continue an active collaboration with the community.
  • Oversee and help maintain a robust inventory of pianos throughout the NNU campus through coordination with the piano technician and the Chair of Music.
  • Foster a thriving concert culture through organization of guest recitals and maintaining a national performance/research profile.
  • Attend and adjudicate all end-of-semester keyboard juries. Track student progress from semester to semester, with regard to technique and repertoire.
  • Teach other courses as needed for the music major based on candidate’s experience and strengths.
  • Qualifications: We seek a creative, passionate, dynamic, and inspiring teacher and colleague to join our faculty at NNU.  The successful applicant will have demonstrated performance and teaching experience along with the ability to recruit and build an outstanding studio.  The University requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU.  
  • Required:  Master’s degree in piano, collaborative piano, or piano pedagogy with evidence of professional experience.
  • Preferred: DMA and at least five years of teaching experience in higher education; established performance profile, and evidence of establishing a robust studio.  
  • For more info, contact: Dr. Philip Miller, Chair (208) 467-8506, pmiller@nnu.edu and visit our website music.nnu.edu.  
  • Application Process: To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates
  • For Faculty positions, also include:
  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
  • Send, fax or email a complete application packet to: Human Resources Office, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Boulevard, Nampa, ID 83686, Phone: (208) 467-8036, Fax: (208) 467-8587, Email: hr@nnu.edu

University of Kansas: Artist/Teacher of Piano - Assistant Professor (Deadline: 15 January 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The University of Kansas School of Music seeks to fill a full-time, academic year (nine month), tenure track artist to teach piano in an Assistant Professor capacity to begin on August 18, 2021.  The successful candidate will be surrounded by colleagues who share your passion for artistic expression and educating students, creating professional opportunities in the field and eager to create new ways for engagement in learning, research and service.  The School of Music is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School 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 member of underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • Applicants are preferred to possess a doctoral degree in music or related field.  Applicants with a master's degree in music or related field and with significant professional performance experience will be considered.  Candidates that are ABD will be considered.   The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.
  • Job Description
  • Teach applied piano lessons (undergraduate and graduate) and related courses; maintain a strong piano studio; work cooperatively and collaboratively with other piano faculty member to recruit high-level piano students regionally, nationally and internationally; and responsible in supervising/mentoring teaching assistants.
  • Engage in service related activities in support of the School of Music and the University, including service on graduate and faculty committees.
  • Establish a research/creative agenda pursuant of artistic growth and an expanding reputation of excellence; perform with other faculty as a member of the Kansas Virtuosi; participate actively in the cultural and intellectual life of the School and the University.
  • Required Qualifications: A Master's in music or related field  with significant professional experience.  ABD candidates will be considered. Documented success as a performer. Demonstrated record of productive teaching excellence at the collegiate or equivalent level
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in music or a related field.
  • Contact Information to Applicants: Robert Walzel, Dean, School of Music, Robert.Walzel@ku.edu
  • Additional Candidate Instruction: Please apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/18261BR. Evaluations of requirements will be made through (a) your letter of application describing your work and educational experiences, including your commitment in working with diverse groups or how your creative activities, teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students/members from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that underrepresented in the field; (b) a record of accomplishments and productivity in research and teaching as addressed in the c.v.; (c) internet links to video recordings of recent live performances demonstrating the performance capabilities of the applicant; (d) 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; and (e) contact information (email and phone) for three professional references.
  • 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 question at the time of application.  The response must be within 4,000 characters or less: Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

University of Oklahoma: Assistant/Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Applied Piano (Deadline: 15 December 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The University of Oklahoma School of Music seeks a dedicated teacher of piano pedagogy and applied piano to join a program long known for the nurturing and development of generations of exceptional teachers and musicians.
  • Responsibilities: Teach and recruit undergraduate and graduate piano pedagogy and performance majors. Serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, including DMA doctoral committees, participate in doctoral document advising, and provide mentorship to students.  Teach graduate piano pedagogy and piano-pedagogy related courses according to the needs of the department.  Participate in departmental activities including solo and collaborative performing.  Contribute to School, College, and University service. Maintain an active and visible international, national and regional teaching and performing outreach schedule.
  • Required Qualifications: Earned D.M.A, D.M, or PhD in piano pedagogy, piano pedagogy and performance, piano performance with an emphasis /cognate in piano pedagogy, or related experience.  Evidence of successful teaching and performing.
  • Desired Qualifications: Evidence of success in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate piano pedagogy and applied piano, performing, recruiting, and mentoring.  Other desired qualifications may include experience guiding creative activity at the graduate level; record of creative/scholarly accomplishments, as demonstrated through national and international presentations at music conferences, performances, master classes, recordings, publications, and/or professional leadership. We are especially interested in candidates who will help cultivate the uniquely collaborative atmosphere in our piano program and who can contribute, through their teaching, performing, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will work to build relationships with other departments within the College and the University.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a digital link to video-recorded piano pedagogy and/or applied piano teaching, minimum 30 min, in two different segments, 4) digital links to (video recorded) solo performances, minimum 30 minutes of music, including works from standard repertoire by two different composers, and 5) at least three current letters of reference.
  • Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee at https://apply.interfolio.com/80947.
  • Screening of applicants will begin on December 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Send To: Dr. Barbara Fast, Chair, Piano Search Committee, University of Oklahoma School of Music, 500 West Boyd, Room 138; Norman, OK 73019

University of South Carolina: Assistant Professor, Piano and Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 16 September 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy will engage in significant professional activities, maintaining regional, national, and international visibility in music research, pedagogy, and/or performance. Primary teaching duties in piano pedagogy, group piano, and applied piano, as needed. Recruit students for undergraduate and graduate piano and piano pedagogy programs. Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Education and Experience: Earned Doctorate (or ABD) is required, with priority given to applicants with specialization and graduate degrees in piano pedagogy.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a record of successful group piano teaching and related administrative and leadership skills. Preference for a candidate who demonstrates previous experience and/or potential for innovative instruction in piano pedagogy, to meet the needs of the 21st century pianist.
  • Job Open Date: 09/16/2020
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Special Instructions to Applicant: Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three letters of recommendation, and links to three recent video and/or audio solo performances. Second round materials, including group and private teaching videos, will be solicited at a later date.
  • Materials requested 11/4
  • Zoom interview requested 12/2

Wake Forest University: Assistant Professor, Piano Performance (Deadline: 15 November 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of Music at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Piano Performance to begin July 1, 2021. We seek an active performer and dedicated teacher with experience in a wide range of classical and contemporary music. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in music from traditionally underrepresented composers and cultural traditions. Successful applicants will maintain an active performance schedule and teach undergraduate piano lessons at all levels, as well as courses and seminars for music majors and non-majors. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion by way of teaching, performing, publishing, or volunteer experiences and/or practices. A Doctorate is preferred, but a MM with equivalent performance experience will be considered.
  • Job Description: Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following: (1) a current CV; (2) a cover letter detailing qualifications and addressing the candidate’s academic, professional, and teaching preparedness; (3) a separate statement addressing the candidate’s capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds in a liberal arts context; (4) links to audio and/or video recordings and (5) current contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by November 15 , 2020. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Dr. Peter Kairoff, Chair, Department of Music, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7345, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
  • Please feel free to email kairoff@wfu.edu with any questions about the position or department. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.
  • request for interview 12/7

Washington & Lee University: Assistant Professor of Music - Applied Piano (Deadline: 01 October 2020)[edit | edit source]

  • The Washington and Lee University Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music position. This teacher-artist 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, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications: 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.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020. 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
  • 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.
  • All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/78114. Please submit your file by October 1, 2020 for full consideration.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Shane Lynch, search committee chair at lynchs@wlu.edu.
  • 10/30 Recordings Requested
  • week of 11/2 Zoom Interviews

Webster University: Visiting Professor of Music/Director of Keyboard Studies (Deadline: 15 February 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • Webster University in St. Louis, MO announces a full-time, tenure-track position in music at the assistant professor level to begin in August, 2021. We are seeking a director of keyboard studies who is a highly innovative, stylistically versatile pianist and active performer with a strong background in collaboration, pedagogy, and outreach.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music and a substantial record of relevant professional experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in music (Ph.D., D.M.A., etc.) with experience teaching at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will have performing and collaborative experience in multiple styles and genres, expertise in piano pedagogy at all levels, strong ability to recruit students to the piano program, and ability to teach other courses in the music core or general education curriculum. Ability to teach remotely as well as in-person is expected.
  • Essential Duties: The appointee will teach applied piano and oversee the keyboard curriculum including class piano, piano pedagogy and literature, and chamber music. The appointee will also teach a music core, general education, or interdisciplinary course, depending on the candidate’s expertise and needs of the Department. Coordination of and assigning students to contingent faculty, and recruitment for the keyboard area are important components of the appointee’s administrative responsibilities. The appointee will be expected to engage in student advising activities and supervise student projects and research. Faculty members are expected to engage in appropriate creative and scholarly endeavors, and to serve the profession and the University.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: For priority consideration please apply by February 15, 2021 and include a list of references with contact information.

Western Carolina University: Assistant Professor - Piano and Piano Pedagogy (Deadline: 08 February 2021)[edit | edit source]

  • The Western Carolina University School of Music seeks a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty member in Piano and Piano Pedagogy to begin August 1st, 2021. Review of applications will begin on or about February 8, 2021 and continue until a candidate has been selected for hired.
  • The faculty member will be responsible for teaching music major core piano classes in engaging and innovative ways and will work with faculty colleagues to coordinate the class piano sequence with music theory and aural skills courses.
  • The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to student success, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of class piano as it relates to majors in different degree tracks in general music, music education, performance, and commercial music and audio production.
  • Primary teaching duties are in class piano with other duties assigned based on the School of Music needs. Sustained engagement in scholarship (research and/or performance) is expected, along with the ability and willingness to assist with the School’s accompanying and recruiting needs.
  • Minimum Qualifications: An earned Doctorate (DMA or PhD) is required with specialization in piano pedagogy, including class piano. Two years or more of demonstrated experience teaching class piano at the collegiate level are also required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Primary consideration will be given to candidates with a record of successful group and solo piano teaching at the collegiate level, demonstrated ability to teach piano skills effectively in the context of an undergraduate musicianship core, experience coordinating class piano instructors and their schedules, and success in developing and ensuring uniform assessment standards across multiple sections.
  • Expertise in pertinent music technology and appropriate integration of teaching technology including learning management systems such as Canvas or Blackboard is also desired, as well as the experience or ability to teach seminars in piano pedagogy, collaborative piano, other keyboard-related areas, music theory, and aural skills courses.
  • Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review. In addition to the basic application, applicants must upload the following required attachments: CV, cover letter, a listing of courses taught including dates and institutions, unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree, and a list of references (include complete contact information). For questions or additional info, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Shannon Thompson, thompson@email.wcu.edu

York College of Pennsylvania: Adjunct Professor of Music - Piano (Deadline: 01 November 2020, but review begins immediately (posted 10/8/20)[edit | edit source]

  • Applications are invited for an Adjunct Professor in the Department of The Arts and Humanities to teach courses in piano. Other duties include holding office hours and communicating with department faculty.
  • Requirements: Candidates should have a BA in Music or related area and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in their discipline. Candidates will demonstrate excellence and experience in their field. Additionally, it is highly desired that candidates have experience teaching in an online format.
  • Application Instructions: Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, link to online portfolio of professional work. Link to examples of student work and teaching evaluations, as applicable..
  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be received by November 1, 2020.
  • The entire higher ed system of Pennsylvania is having retrenchment (faculty layoffs). I would stay away from this.

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